Thursday, April 30, 2009

Gettelfinger Motors

Editorial - April 30th, 2009 - Wall Street Journal

The feds have decided they should own a neat 50% of GM, yet that is not the natural [or legal] outcome of the $16.2 billion that the Treasury has so far lent to the company. Nor is the 40% ownership of GM that the plan awards to the United Auto Workers a natural [or legal] result of the company's obligations to the union.

The Obama regime has proposed the following to settle the debts and obligations of the company formerly known as General Motors:

Existing stockholders are totally wiped out, for 0% of their stock's value.

The current GM debtors which are owed $27.2 billion get 10% of the stock in the new company, which is less than 5% of their debt's value.

The unions which are owed $20 billion get 40% of the company and $10 billion in cash obligations, which is 76% of their previous value.

The federal government which is owed $16.2 billion gets 50% of the stock AND $8.1 billion in bonds, or 87% of the bailout's value.

This is a government and union rape job of a corporation that was destroyed by the unions. The government is blackmailing the creditors and screwing stockholders to take amounts that are totally unfair under the law. When Mussolini did this it was called fascism. Why is no one pointing this out?


Conficker Worm
Hits Hospital Devices

by Elise Ackerman - April 29th, 2009 - Mercury News

A computer worm that has alarmed security experts around the world has crawled into hundreds of medical devices at dozens of hospitals in the United States and other countries, according to technologists monitoring the threat.

The worm, known as "Conficker," has not harmed any patients, they say, but it poses a potential threat to hospital operations.

"A few weeks ago, we discovered medical devices, MRI machines, infected with Conficker," said Marcus Sachs, director of the Internet Storm Center, an early warning system for Internet threats that is operated by the SANS Institute.

Around March 24, researchers monitoring the worm noticed that an imaging machine used to review high-resolution images was reaching out over the Internet to get instructions — presumably from the programmers who created Conficker.

The researchers dug deeper and discovered that more than 300 similar devices at hospitals around the world had been compromised. The manufacturer of the devices told them none of the machines were supposed to be connected to the Internet — and yet they were. And because the machines were running an unpatched version of Microsoft's operating system used in embedded devices they were vulnerable.

Normally, the solution would be simply to install a patch, which Microsoft released in October. But the device manufacturer said rules from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration required that a 90-day notice be given before the machines could be patched.

As a computer consultant this article caught my attention this morning, not just from a purely curiosity perspective. Just two days ago I worked on a computer from a local doctor's office and found it infected with the computer virus Conficker. Though it is fairly easy to stop the computer infection, it was much harder to rid the computer of the virus after the computer was infected and even harder and more time consuming to repair the damage the virus caused.

It appears that computers in medical facilities and doctor's offices are being targeted. Combine that with the utter stupidity of rules like the 90 day rule mentioned in the article above and you have to wonder what the consequences will be if the federal government gets more involved in health care. Bureaucrats rarely display what any outsider would see as intelligence and rules that obstruct the removal of a known virus are going to kill people in the future. We must stop the move to socialized medicine.


Talks Tip Chrysler
Toward Bankruptcy

by Staff - April 29th, 2009 - From the Washington Post

Whatever the outcome, Obama told reporters Wednesday night that he is hopeful that Chrysler can once again become viable.

"I'm feeling more optimistic than I was about that getting done," he said.

Is there anything in Barack Obama's background that would cause a reasonable person to think he knows what he is talking about when he assures us he has this negotiation under control? The very act of jamming this result down the throats of the creditors is FASCISM. It does not vary to any degree from the exact way that Mussolini used government power to dictate to the business leaders of Italy how they would run their businesses in the last century.

The huge stake retained by retirees and the union (which backed Obama in the last election) is against bankruptcy law. Yet I would not expect federal judges, most of whom are Obama lovers, to fail to deliver the corrupt result that is being dictated by the DICTATOR OBAMA. Are the American people truly so stupid that they think government firing business executives is not exactly the type of act that labels dictators in other countries as "dictators"? How then is Obama not a dictator?


The Presser, Synopsized

by Mary Katharine Ham - April 29th, 2009 - Weekly Standard

Speaking of border security, Obama didn't entirely close the door to closing the border with Mexico to prevent [swine - struck out in original but that font capability is not possible in this format] H1N1 flu spread, but said he's "consulting daily and sometimes hourly with public health officials who recommended against it." He added:
"From their perspective it would be akin to closing the barn door after the horses are out. We already have cases in the United States."

To which I say, OMG did Barack Obama just call immigrants horses? How insensitive!

Great line!

I am not a regular reader of Mary Katherine Hamm, but I recently added her to my list of people to check out due to her kind article on our Edenton Tea Party. Like me she was struck by the President of the United States feeling we are so stupid that he needed to go on TV to remind us to wash our hands.

With a collapsing economy, a global war against Islamo-fascism and a continuing illegal invasion from adjacent countries to take the few jobs available from our poor, I have only one question. Is Obama focused on this health issue because he has attention deficit disorder or because he really does think no one else in America can tell us how to micro manage our lives?


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bring it on, MoveOn

The Cautionary Tale of Furious George

by Jeffrey Lord - April 28th, 2009 - American Spectator

A mere three days into his term the new president [Barack Obama] ordered drone attacks inside Pakistan on suspected al-Qaeda terrorists. Twenty-two people were killed. Not all were believed to be terrorists. According to locals, women and at least three children were killed. On top of this, all manner of once "Top Secret" documents on prisoner interrogation techniques have abruptly been dropped into the public domain thanks to the decision of Obama administration lawyers.

[Snip]

In other words, this very green President of the United States, without a lick of military experience, just bombed a country (Pakistan) with which the U.S. is not at war. Nor did he request a declaration of war. On top of which innocent women and children are now dead. If we are to run with the doctrine according to MoveOn.org this, ladies and gentleman, is what the left loves to label a "war crime."

There is never a political administration that does not see their power stretching out forever. As a libertarian in the Republican Party, I was outraged at the stupidity of George W. Bush and Karl Rove. My opposition did nothing to dissuade them from their arrogant belief that they would leave the Republican Party the dominant political power in America for generations by their socialism based "compassionate conservative" philosophy. Their actual legacy? They destroyed the Republican Party by deceitfully violating several of the basic freedom based premises that held the party together. Premises like openness and fiscal discipline for starters. Curiously not satisfied with that liberal agenda the left has instead pounded every Republican with a drumbeat of lies.

Now comes Obama and his minions as they take power, outraged at the arrogance of Bush, they have immediately violated their own principles within days of taking office. The excerpts above are a few of many actions that can easily be used by Obama's numerous enemies to tear these newly arrogant and powerful for now progressives down to a more appropriate level.

I am not alone in carefully documenting each and every one of their crimes. They have spent most of the last 40 years tearing at my heroes and spreading lies so I am ready to retaliate. Scooter Libby shall have his revenge. No quarter shall be allowed until TWO of Obama's henchmen are in jail. That is only a START on getting even.

And they are making it easy! Based on the story above it is justice to proclaim that BARACK OBAMA IS A MURDERER AND A TRAITOR! For these crimes he and everyone he appoints will be brought down. If progressives can make outlandish attacks the rule of the day, so can conservatives. Fair is fair.


Where Have All
The Doctors Gone?

by Juliet Lapidos - April 28th, 2009 - Slate

Obama-administration officials have reportedly become alarmed by doctor shortages, especially since millions of previously uninsured people would gain coverage—and therefore increase demand—if the president manages to pass national health care reform. To make up for the physician shortfall, which several studies suggest could reach 100,000 over the next 20 years, the Association of American Medical Colleges is recommending a 30 percent increase in med-school enrollment. Why don't we have enough doctors?

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In 1996, a committee of the Institute of Medicine warned that the United States had a surfeit of doctors caused by foreign-trained physicians coming here to work and recommended freezing med-school class sizes and limiting first-year residency positions. A year later, Slate ran an article on an alternative strategy for reducing the number of doctors approved by the federal Health Care Financing Administration. Under the Graduate Medical Education Demonstration Project, 41 teaching hospitals received $400 million in exchange for not training between 20 percent and 25 percent of the medical residents they would otherwise have trained over the next six years.

In other words the same arrogant sanctimonious self righteous government bureaucrats of the political left who spent $400 million to create the Doctor shortage are going to fix the shortage for the American taxpayer by telling us to shut up and let them plan the solution.

If you trust bureaucrats to run your health care, you deserve the inconvenience and misery you will get. Oh yeah. You also will deserve the higher death rate too. But let's be honest. When your kids sue we know they will not sue the bureaucrat. They will sue the doctor who did his best in spite of the shortage the bureaucrat caused! With the corruption of our court system, they will win. That is justice in America today.


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Handcuffs
We Willingly Wear

by Lorie Byrd - April 28th, 2009 - Townhall.com

Last week the New York Times and some Democratic congressmen called for the impeachment of Federal Judge Jay Bybee. Frank Rich called for “fair trials that at long last uphold and reclaim our nation’s commitment to the rule of law” identifying Judge Bybee as one of the villains he wants punished because “as an assistant attorney general, he was the author of the Aug. 1, 2002, memo endorsing in lengthy, prurient detail interrogation ‘techniques’ like ‘facial slap (insult slap)’ and ‘insects placed in a confinement box.’” Cue the pitchforks and torches (and get rid of those caterpillars while you’re at it).

On numerous leftwing websites bloggers and commenters have invoked Nuremberg, saying that following orders to carry out the enhanced interrogation techniques is no excuse. One headline even read “The USA Hung’em at Nuremberg – The USA Hung Saddam – HANG BYBEE!”

Let's do a little balancing here. Nazis killed millions. America made sure that no permanent damage was done. Saddam killed millions. America made sure no permanent damage was done. Yet Democrats on the left want to HANG BYBEE! They want to hang him for making sure that our enhanced techniques DID NO PERMANENT DAMAGE!

Why?

There is no way to ignore the reality. Those Democrats who are ready to hang Bybee are ready to KILL HIM for the simple fact that he defended America. Who can doubt that they are enemies of our nation and would be ready to kill him (and you) for far less than these memos.

They are aligning themselves with people who behead our troops and claiming it is because they think we are evil. I have an opinion about who is evil too.


Maybe An Asteroid
Didn't Kill The Dinosaurs

by Jeffrey Kluger - April 27th, 2009 - Time

When a scientific principle is common knowledge even in grammar schools, you know it's long since crossed the line from theory to established fact. That's the case with dinosaur extinction. Some 65 million years ago — as we've all come to know — an asteroid struck the Earth, sending up a cloud that blocked the sun and cooled the planet. That, in turn, wiped out the dinosaurs and made way for the rise of the mammals. The suddenness with which so many species vanished after the 65-million-year mark always suggested a single cataclysmic event, and the 1978 discovery of a 112-mi., 65-million-year-old crater off the Yucatán peninsula near the town of Chicxulub seemed to seal the deal.

Now, however, a new study in the Journal of the Geological Society throws all of that into question. The asteroid impact and the dinosaur extinction, argue the authors, may not have been simultaneous, but rather may have occurred 300,000 years apart. That's an eye-blink in geological time, but it's a relevant eye-blink all the same, one that occurred at just the right moment in ancient history to have sent the extinction theory entirely awry.

Science is amazing. Real Science. Not the politically correct science of the Democrats but the science of "what really happened." This article talks about scientists who have found a time gap between the asteroid impact and the mass extinction that led to the dominance of mammals. It suggests you cannot blame the asteroid.

What I find intriguing in life is the quest for knowledge that drives mankind to want to understand what really happened and then to predict what may happen next. That is the heart and soul of what sets us apart from the rest of the mammals. Not the knowing alone, but the desire to know more and to understand. From my perspective it is also the difference between most conservatives and most progressives.

Progressives think that they have all the answers and react with rage to anyone challenging their conventional wisdom. Witness the hysterical rage of Al Gore and the environmental extremists who demand that no one challenge their "opinion" about the proven idiocy of their "hockey stick" projection.

Conservatives are curious and want to understand our world as it is. Knowing what we don't know is just as important as knowing what we do know. It provides intelligent focus on the expenditure of efforts for the future. This article is a great addition to our quest for knowledge. Someday I bet we will know what happened. In the meantime this is a great clarification of the exactitude of our existing knowlege. The hypothesis of an asteroid causing mass extinction has not been disproved but it has certainly been removed from the list of facts positively proved.


Monday, April 27, 2009

Spending Billions
On A Non-Existent Problem

by Dr. Tim Ball - April 27th, 2009 - Canada Free Press

The term “greenhouse gas emissions” is either deliberately misleading or indicates complete ignorance of the science, or both. What they really mean is CO2, yet it is less than 4% of greenhouse gases and the human portion a fraction of that. Why do they want it reduced? It is not a pollutant and not causing global warming or climate change. Reducing it is completely unnecessary and harmful for the plants and will cost trillions. They propose energy alternatives that are potentially more dangerous because they don’t work and can replace only a fraction of existing energy sources. This pattern of identifying the wrong agent of change, blaming humans, and proposing inadequate replacements at great cost is not new. We saw very similar events and sequences with claims that Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) was destroying the ozone layer.

There is no chance that anyone politically inclined to believe in environmental hysteria will ever accept that banning DDT was a con, that banning CFCs was a con ... and that banning CO2 is going to be the biggest con of all. In every case their opposition is political and not scientific. In every case the extremists spent a huge amount of effort to denigrate anyone who dared to question their half baked ideas.

Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring back in the 60s and brain washed an entire generation into believing that a fairly manageable misuse of the greatest mosquito treatment ever invented could only be resolved by a total ban of the chemical. The consequence? As of a few years back, 30 million human beings have died from malaria since 1970. By 1960, over 500 million people had been saved by the near total eradication of malaria. Its return as a major cause of death and misery from brain damage is totally attributable to the lies that Rachel Carson wrote in her fraudulent book. Yet 98% of liberals are "positive" that Rachel Carson saved the world. They still believe her non sense to this day. Nothing will dissuade them. Nor do they seem to care that 30 million people have died and millions continue to die because of her stupidity.

The case for CFCs and their useless banning is well made in the article posted above so I will allow that to stand. I do recommend you read it as it is an important scientific case against these extremists.

That takes us to the cap-and-trade gibberish that Barack Obama is trying to get passed into law. It should be a lesson learned that all three of these extremist campaigns were totally political in nature. There is no credible science to back them up. Especially this last one as CO2 is a trivial "greenhouse gas" and man's contribution to it is minuscule.


There is excellent science that some of the greatest periods of environmental and human progress were during periods of the earth that were much warmer than today and with CO2 concentrations hundreds of times higher than we currently experience. All you need to recognize the corruption of the concept that CO2 is a danger is to study the medieval warm period a thousand years ago, or even better the Holocene Optimum following the last ice age ten thousand years ago. The Optimum lasted for thousands of years and had higher temperatures and greater CO2 concentrations and yet it was the period of mankind's development of much of our culture and the foundations of much of our science. How bad could it have been?

In reality, these two historical periods are proof that CO2 is not a problem and that cap-and-trade is a useless waste of money. Cap-and-trade does have the advantage politically (if you are a liberal) that it allows liberals to take over our society and dictate how you live your life. If you want a bureaucrat to tell you how to live based on a total lie, by all means support cap-and-trade. If you want to live better and with the freedom we have come to expect in America, cap-and-trade must never happen!


Taxpayers May Bail Out
Fat UAW Benefits

by Thomas Lifson - April 27th, 2009 - American Thinker

... with Obama administration intervention to package a Chapter 11 filing for Chrysler (and maybe GM soon enough), money from taxpayers who enjoy nothing comparable to the lifetime health care benefits, layoff protection, and retirement pay of the UAW, will be funneled to the UAW's labor aristocrats.

It is precisely these lavish benefits which drove the American Big Three into the corner they find themselves in.

It is bad enough when the Democrats screw the taxpayers to save the huge home funding corporations that have been lavishing campaign contributions on the Democrats (first time Senator Barack Obama being the biggest recipient of all - now how did someone who has just become a Senator rate such huge contributions?). Now the Democrats are going to pay off the UAW and their labor buddies with taxpayer money (of course labor too lavishes huge campaign contributions on Democrats, again focusing a disproportionate amount to the junior Senator Barack Obama!).

See a theme here? Barack Obama is the most corrupt politician who has ever been elected President. Of course his adoring minions do not see it as corruption since it is all out in the open. When did stealing become okay if you do it openly?


Obama's Anti-American
Foreign Policy

by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann - April 26th, 2009 - Townhall.com

Apparently, here's the deal: If you are a longtime enemy of the United States, count on a grand reception from the Obama administration. All is forgiven and, worse, forgotten. But if you have a track record as an ally or friend, you won't get the right time of day.

Dick Morris is frequently a great read. This article has a story about enhanced interrogation saving the Brooklyn Bridge that everyone in America needs to know. However other than a few web sites which the MSM denounces as "far right" the story has never been mentioned. If you don't know the story, you really ought to either; 1. read the article or 2. concede you just don't care about America.


Izzy: Dizzy For Moscow

by Staff - April 27, 2009 - New York Post

Another one of the left's cherished political myths bites the dust.

For decades, the late I.F. Stone has been a revered liberal journalistic icon: An anti-establishment, muckraking crusader whose self-published weekly newsletter was required reading in Washington.

He was also, it now turns out, a paid agent of the Stalin-era KGB.

The article notes there is a long list of accused communists and anti-American socialists druing the cold war who (it has now been proven) WERE communists and anti-American socialists. I wonder if that is the reason progressives have always screamed like stuck pigs (an accusation the left always insist applies to conservatives and libertarians when we criticize them) whenever this belief system is attributed to one of them for defending that belief system.

Why is it that progressives will argue for progressive policies but resent the label that goes with the belief? You don't find libertarians or conservatives refusing to accept the label that applies to them. There is something inherently deceitful about people who resent a label that so clearly applies to them. Perhaps that is because the progressive philosophy is at its root a system of beliefs that is traitorous to our nation. It is a belief system that replaces individual freedom with government bureaucrats to tell you how to live your life. Just as all the "accused" traitors during the cold war turned out to have really been traitors, I think a couple of generations from now those who accept and promote progressive beliefs will turn out to have been traitors in our day.

Or as others have noted about I.F. Stone; "he was anti-American, on the payroll of our cold war enemies, dedicated to subverting free enterprise and individual freedom ... in other words, just another typical journalist."


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Region May Be A Hotbed For Terrorist Recruiting

by Bill Sizemore - April 26th, 2009 - Virginian Pilot

Excerpts from the 2009 Virginia Terrorism Threat Assessment produced by the Virginia Fusion Center:

A wide variety of terror or extremist groups have links to Division 5 (Hampton Roads). This area not only has a diverse population due to the strong military presence, but it is also the site of several universities. While most of these universities are considered urban, two are designated as a Historically Black Colleges and Universities, while Regent University is a private, evangelical Christian institution. While the majority of individuals associated with educational institutions do not engage in activities of interest to the VFC, it is important to note that University-based students groups are recognized as a radicalization node for almost every type of extremist group. In addition to recent activity by race-based extremist groups, an identified anti-abortion extremist group has maintained an active presence. Although activities by these groups have been non-violent, all are linked to individuals or ideologies that have endorsed violence as a legitimate tactic.
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The American Civil Liberties Union has gone on the offensive, saying the report makes unwarranted assumptions based on race, religion and other demographic data and could have a chilling effect on Virginians' First Amendment rights.

Another recent federal report singled out conservatives. This federal report singles out liberals and blacks. It appears that our federal employees see hatemongers and terrorists everywhere they look. The problem is there are real terrorists in the world. The Islamo-fascists have not stopped their world wide quest for domination.

If our federal employees in the appropriate agencies do not stop funding reports with political overtones they will be looking the wrong way the next time the Islamo-fascists attack. This is not encouraging news.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Fat Is The New Smoking

by James Hudnall - April 22nd, 2009 - Big Hollywood

Mind you, the obesity epidemic burst onto the scene when the government changed their obesity ratings by using a bogus Body Mass Index (BMI) chart so off base that muscular people like The Rock or Arnold Schwarzenegger would suddenly be rated obese. Many athletes are rated as obese under these standards.

But the media naturally just ran with the press releases that claimed there was a sudden obesity epidemic sweeping the nation. And then came the articles stating it was causing health costs to soar and something must be done about it.

They are using the obese as a scapegoat for health costs. And now airlines are making fat people pay double for air fare. The reason fat people spill over into the next seat is because they keep making the seats narrower. They have been doing that for years. And suddenly, with the obesity epidemic, it “became a problem.” If you read the comments on some of the articles talking about it there are lots of rabble saying things like “Good! Make those fatties pay triple!”

Such comments are the comments of hate. Barack Obama and his minions are the equal of the hate filled bigots who have gotten power in other socialist nations. They constantly look for scapegoats. The famous poem by Martin Niemoller, "When they came for the Jews I did nothing because I wasn't a Jew" has many variations, but they all end with one lesson for history. "When they came for me there was no one left to speak out."

America is sitting idle as our freedoms are destroyed by Obama and the Democrats. I guess the old adage that those who do not remember history are condemned to repeat it is still as true as it ever was. On a daily basis I hear more and more people refer to America as a Banana Republic. If you want to make a difference you can get involved and unite on the one important issue right now. Don't require that every single personal wish be satisfied by someone in the Republican Party before you will vote for them. Know only that unless we stop the Democrats, America is finished and freedom is dead.


Prosecuting Patriots

The Left's Love Of Show Trials

by Ralph Peters - April 23rd, 2009 - New York Post

With the ugly sanctimony of those who never had to make hard decisions, the American left demands show trials of those who kept us safe after 9/11. Wrapping themselves in repugnant self-righteousness, the MoveOn.org set wants political prosecutions. Should President Obama acquiesce, he won't be furthering the rule of law, but dismantling it.

Show trials have long been popular with leftists. Those who don't conform to each jot of doctrine become "enemies of the people." From Stalin down to Putin, and from Mao to Castro, vengeance disguised as law has been a mega-hit.

What has to happen before Americans start to wake up to the fact that Barack Obama is a tyrant. This is exactly how tyrants start. Show trials, then persecutions, then tyranny. Obama is a repeated liar. He promised he did not want to participate in the persecution of those who kept us safe. He lied. He has repeatedly lied. As an example, Obama proclaimed for all the world to hear that he embraced the Alinsky deceit ... yet vast numbers of his own supporters ... and even larger numbers of his opponents ... remain to this day ignorant of the smiling malevolence Obama represents. Why? What will it take to rattle these gullible and deluded individuals out of their complacency? Do they really think the sincere smile means Obama is not malevolent? Will this flip flop on something so evil change their minds?

Wake up America. You are losing your freedoms with a speed that is staggering.


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Obama's Gitmo

Editorial - April 21st - Wall Street Journal

In an impassioned 2006 speech on the Senate floor on the right to habeas corpus, Mr. Obama declared, "I do not want to hear that this is a new world and we face a new kind of enemy." During the campaign, his language implied that all we needed to settle the detainee issue once and for all was to shut down Gitmo.

As president, he is finding out that this very much is a new world, that we do face a new enemy, and that the problems posed by Guantanamo have less to do with the place than the people we detain there.

Put simply, the U.S. needs the ability to detain people we know to be dangerous without the evidence that might stand up in a federal criminal court. Because we can't say when this war will end, moreover, we also need to be able to detain them indefinitely. This is what makes the war on terror different, and why our policies will never fit neatly into a legal approach that is either purely criminal or purely military.

The good news is that Mr. Obama is smart enough to know that the relative obscurity of Bagram, not to mention the approval he has received on Guantanamo, enables him to do the right thing here without, as Mr. Greenwald notes, worrying too much that he will be called to account for a substantive about-face.

It is an about face though and totally hypocritical on an issue that is not about the meaning of our Constitution during war. It is instead all about the hunger for power of corrupt Judges. For those who may not remember the exact quote, our Constitution says the following about habeas corpus during insurrection or war, "The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it." Article 1, Section 9, Clause 2.

So what we are talking about here is really all about totalitarian power of Judges to restrict a President's ability to fight a war, a power that Judges are clearly denied any role in fighting. Judges have decided that an article about Presidential power cannot be left to the President to invoke. This hypocrisy is at the root of judicial insistence Abraham Lincoln committed unconstitutional acts when he suspended habeas corpus during the Civil War. It is the arrogance and judicial rage over the denial of judicial omniscience that is truly at stake here.

When the Magic Marxist Messiah insisted that Bush was committing illegal actions, it was a totally cynical appeal to those on the left who really are pacifists. They do not consider any provocation, or aggressive action against us no matter what, to constitute "invasion".

Did the Islamo-fascists invade us on 9/11? To anyone who demands that our government protect us from foreign invasion the answer is obvious. To socialists and progressives on the left, who despise our economic freedom and believe that the economic success of some of our citizens is appalling when others are failing, free enterprise must be ended. To them NOTHING justifies our government defending Americans. To them our form of government is considered an abomination and attacking it by anyone is ALWAYS justified.

A great deal of the problem with our nation at this point, the honest rage of people who see spending 2 trillion dollars bailing out Wall Street millionaires and unemployed home buyers, is that the left is as unwilling to have an honest discussion over these issues as it is unwilling to have an honest discussion over Guantanamo Bay. To them it is simple. Our President is black and that means he CANNOT BE CRITICIZED! If you went to a Tea Party, you are a racist. That is the cultural norm of the left.

Obama was elected by a slim majority. He is ruling as if he was elected King. I have stopped believing the outcome of this period in our nation has any chance to be resolved with our freedoms intact unless the people who are not socialists in our nation start understanding that we are at war. At war with Islamo-fascists. At war with global socialists. At war with illegal aliens. The near future is not going to be pretty or polite or nice. We better be prepared to win or we will be steam rolled by people who do not care about the greatness of our country. They only care about their own hatred for our foundations of freedom and winning political power at any cost.


The left is at war with us and we are losing. What are you going to do to change this?


Cure To The
Global Economic Crisis

... is worse than the disease

by P.J. O'Rourke - April 20th, 2009 - The Australian

[Adam] Smith spotted the cause of our financial disaster 232 years before 2008. "A dwelling house, as such," he wrote in The Wealth of Nations in 1776, "contributes nothing to the revenue of its inhabitant." He went on to point out that, even if the house were rented "as the house itself can produce nothing, the tenant must always pay the rent out of some other revenue".

So Smith concluded that "the revenue of the whole body of the people can never be in the smallest degree increased" by a bunch of ugly condominiums and tacky housing developments. Voila! Sub-prime mortgage meltdown.

For Europeans of Smith's generation, the "speculative bubble" was a defining disaster of history. This was their Gallipoli in a financial sense. The South Sea Bubble and the Mississippi Scheme had blown up just a couple of years before Smith was born. There were at least 100 other bubbles just as famous. And while Smith was in Scotland writing The Wealth of Nations, the collapse of a real estate boom set off a run on Scottish banks. Only three of Edinburgh's 30 private banks survived.

The reaction of Scottish investors sounds very familiar. Smith wrote that the speculators seemed to have thought that "the banks were in honour bound to supply the deficiency, and to provide the speculators with all the capital which they wanted". Smith knew that speculative bubbles were not caused by the free market. Speculative bubbles are the result of a breakdown in something -- sometimes common sense, sometimes rule of law -- but they're not the result of a breakdown in market freedoms.

It is so true that there is nothing new under the sun. P.J. O'Rourke reminds us of this in a lesson from the famous Adam Smith. Our current crisis in Real Estate is simply the traditional crisis caused when people get focused on a bubble and start believing it will never burst. Bubble's are not caused by free enterprise. Bubbles are not made worse by free enterprise. Tyrants merely use bubbles as the excuse to steal your freedoms when they blame free enterprise. Sort of how Obama and the Democrats are doing today with the housing caused banking crisis.


Monday, April 20, 2009

FBI Spied On
TEA Party Americans

by Douglas J. Hagmann & Judi McLeod - April 20th, 2009 - Canada Free Press

Even as average Americans were planning to get out in towns and cities to demonstrate against Big Government and Big Taxes, Federal Bureau of Intelligence Investigation (FBI) surveillance was being unleashed upon them. In fact, unsuspecting Tax Day TEA Party participants were being closely watched during the demonstration planning stages in a covert operation that began on or about March 23, 2009.

If you are one of the estimated 750,000 Americans who attended one of about 600 TEA parties last week, you might have seen media cameras covering the event. Media cameras, however, were not the only cameras taking video at these events, something that has at least one current FBI agent concerned over the future of America.

“Listen to what I am saying,” stated the source during an interview with Doug Hagmann, founder (NEIN). “The Department of Homeland Security Intelligence Assessment that is receiving so much attention is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg, and the true patriotic citizens of this country are on the Titanic. This is what bothers me. But it goes far beyond that assessment.

There have been very significant changes made over the last few years that redirect the focus and assets of the intelligence community internally. These changes have greatly accelerated under this administration, and the threats have been redefined to include those who used to be patriots. It’s not only chilling but absolutely insulting to God-fearing Americans.”

[snip]

Training government-issued cameras on ordinary citizens, many of whom brought their children to an estimated 600 Tax Day TEA Parties is a page torn out of George Orwell’s 1984 and makes the term “God Bless America” more meaningful than ever.

... expect the government’s denial of the surveillance of the TEA Parties to go viral as soon as this story is posted.

Canada Free Press is not usually involved in things that seem incredible, so I have to give this article some credence. Personally though I just cannot believe it. Are our government employees really such bureacratic sheep that they would turn our top police department, the FBI, into a political arm of Obama's tyranny with so little resistance? I pray there is someone who will tell me this is a mistake, and if not that it is being stopped RIGHT NOW. However I must admit the euphoric reception given Obama by the CIA, after he had emasculated their field personnel, does not bode well for America's police agencies standing up to the magic marxist messiah. They sure look like willing brown shirts to me.


The Truth About
My Arrest At USC

by John Ziegler - April 2oth, 2009 - Big Hollywood

I have had a rather bizarre career in media, but what happened last week on the campus of USC here in Los Angeles may end up marking one of the strangest and most disturbing episodes yet. I went to USC intending to simply let as many people as possible know that the award for “journalism excellence” they were giving Katie Couric for her Sarah Palin interview was a complete farce. To prove my point, I wanted to give away copies of my film “Media Malpractice,” which has my own Sarah Palin interview as a special feature. Instead, I ended up getting handcuffed, “arrested,” roughed up, detained, threatened, and forced off the premises.

For those that may have missed the incredible video of the incident, here is how the episode was played on Fox News Channel:


Videotape of America becoming a fascist nation

No one raised in America will believe this video. Two police officers enforce the abusive demands of a socialist cabal comprised of the MSM and a private institution controlled by socialist sympathizers.

I will never cheer for U.S.C. again. Obama, the Magic Marxist Messiah and his hate mongering goons are destroying America.


Obama's Gun Lies

Editorial - April 20th, 2009 - Washington Times

"More than 90 percent of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States, many from gun shops that lay in our shared border." [Barack Obama]

It is completely untrue that 90 percent of guns recovered in Mexico are from America. The Mexican government separates guns it confiscates that were made in the United States and sends them here to be traced. U.S. weapons are easy to identify because of clear markings.

Of the ones sent here to be traced, 90 percent turn out to be from America, but most guns recovered in Mexico are not sent here so are not included in the count.

The correct number, as the pathological liar Barack Obama knows full well is only 17%. NOT 90%. If every one of the guns from America ceased to exist, the all out drug war in Mexico would not slow down as the drug cartels can easily replace the weapons from America with a slight increase in the weapons they get from other nations.

You have to wonder what is in the mind of someone like Barack Obama, who has had the lie he keeps repeating pointed out to him, yet he still clings to the lie. Is there any word other than pathological that can accurately describe this position?


If you believe in our Constitution, you are deluded if you think your right to "bear arms" is safe as long as this Marxist is President. He is a liar. He plans to take away our guns just like Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin took away guns as the first step to the establishment of their dictatorships. Yet no one ever calls Obama on either his lies or his constant goofs.

What President could ever get away with confusing "privacy" with "piracy" as Obama recently did and not be mocked repeatedly by the MSM? Well of course the answer would be any Democrat who is black. Obama gets a pass because of the color of his skin.

How is THAT not racism?



MSM's Tea Party
Cognitive Dissonance

by Kyle-Anne Shiver - April 20th, 2009 - American Thinker

In all my years of watching news coverage in America, I don't believe I have ever witnessed more condescending, amateurish, purely politicized reporting than what just transpired among the liberal MSM covering America's Tax Day Tea Parties. The Tea Parties represented a very significant news event.

The questions the media keeps asking about the Tea Parties, are themselves a perfect example of their inability to understand the anger that drove the protesters to turn out in such huge numbers.

"Do you understand that you get a $400 rebate?" continues the delusion that this money is free, or comes only from the "rich".

"Don't you know that your state is getting billions from the stimulus?" assumes government is solely about welfare and self interest.

"What programs are you going to cut?" is likewise a focus on the liberal-progressive-socialist view that government is designed to provide entitlements. When you respond with the answer, "Let's start with cutting Wall Street bailouts and useless stimulus," the reporters change the subject and act as if the answer evaded their question.

"Why are you protesting now, when you weren't during GW's eight years?" implies this is new. Are the MSM paying attention? That question ignores that the first Bush lost these same people over the same issue. It cost him re-election and drove the H. Ross Perot movement. It also fails to acknowledge that this same anger cost Republicans in both 2006 and 2008. Does the MSM even pay attention to what is happening in our nation?

When the progressives in the MSM were berating Bush for spending money like a drunken sailor did they understand what they were criticizing? Or was this simply one throw away line in the constant drum beat of hate that became known as Bush Derangement Syndrome. Not that Bush was right. I just cannot understand the hypocrisy of someone who criticizes wasteful spending only because of the political persuasion of the person being criticized.

Nothing in domestic spending that Bush did would have been wrong if it had been done by someone more openly socialist. That is the real criticism of Bush to many in the MSM. He does not brag about being progressive!

Their jokes about a sexual act that had nothing to do with the Tea Parties is not funny and says more about the vitriol that drives them than anything it says about the people who came to these events. It also explains why so many are abandoning the MSM. You cannot trust them. They are liars for the Democrat Party, needlessly perverted and everything they do is biased beyond reason.


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Planet Janet

Editorial - April 19th, 2009 - New York Post

[Janet Napolitano's] not backing down on what she insists was an accurate "assessment" of a "right-wing" terrorist threat -- saying only that "to the extent veterans read it as an accusation, an apology is owed."

[snip]

And what's the factual basis for this supposed threat posed by returning vets?

Well, as Napolitano herself put it: "I was the United States attorney for Arizona in the '90s when Timothy McVeigh bombed the Murrow building in Oklahoma City and unfortunately he was a vet -- that's where he got his training."

And that's it. One single disaffected former soldier, among more than 42 million Americans who've donned the uniform.

The problem of course is that Democrats like Napolitano usually don't know any soldiers because few of their children have the guts or patriotism to defend our nation. Of course she simply ignores the similar insult to Christians, pro-life advocates, anti-illegal immigration advocates and anyone who criticizes Obama. They too are radical terrorists according to Napolitano's ... and Obama's assessment.


The Left Romances The Jihad

by Clifford D. May - April 18th, 2009 - Union Leader

Ask those on the left what values they champion, and they will say equality, tolerance, women's rights, gay rights, workers rights and human rights. Militant Islamists oppose all that, not infrequently through the application of lethal force. So how does one explain the burgeoning left-Islamist alliance?

[snip]

But it is no exaggeration to call The Nation magazine and such groups as MoveOn.org pro-appeasement. Further left on the political spectrum, the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition sympathizes with Islamists as well as with the Stalinist regime in North Korea -- which is in league with Islamist Iran and its client state, Syria. Meanwhile, Hugo Chavez, the Bolivian socialist Venezuelan strongman, is developing a strategic alliance with Iran's ruling mullahs and with Hezbollah, Iran's terrorist proxy.

Another author tries to explain the rabid hatred for America that underlies everyone on the left trying to find an ally to destroy us. That the left and radical Islam each hate America so much that their own conflicts are easily put aside to join in mutual enmity to America is truly bizarre. However those who love America need to get past the contradiction and realize, the partnership is real.

If we do not unite the various elements of libertrarian and conservative ideology, and do it quickly, our nation will cease to remain a nation committed to freedom. If that happens, who cares what America becomes. The Islamic and socialist partnership is our greatest threat because they are winning. Obama is the perfect example. There are still a huge number of leftists who insist that they are the center - who love Obama and cannot see what he truly represents. Those who love freedom need to make sure they are not that gullible.


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Inexcusable Lapse

Editorial - Arpil 17th, 2009 - Investor's Business Daily

War On Terror: Imagine a president of the United States, within his first hundred days, revealing secrets that help terrorists kill. The secret memos on enhanced interrogation, now made public, do exactly that.

[snip]

There is no more valuable tool for subjects of interrogation than to know what they will be subjected to. How in good conscience could our president have given this gift to those trying to destroy us?

Inexcusable Lapse? Not likely. All you have to see is the obvious delight our President showed in greeting an avowed enemy of our nation, Hugo Chavez, to realize what is becoming stunningly clear.




How much longer will it take for the gullible fools who voted for him to realize, Barack Obama is as much an enemy of our nation as Hugo Chavez.


Time To Go Patrick Henry

... on Obama’s assault on conservatives

by Blogger
"E Pluribus Unum" - April 17th, 2009 - Red State

Now, the official Obama administration policy is that being a conservative makes you a threat to the security of America (actual report in pdf form here). Being a military veteran makes you doubly suspect as a dangerous subversive. It is clear from Napolitano’s non-apology when cornered on it, that the directive came from higher up [i.e., Obama himself], and further, that they have no intention of backing down on it.

Yesterday, seven GOP Senators (some of our favorites) sent a letter to Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano. It was a sharply toned letter, with pointed, well-formed questions that indeed demand answers that all of America would like to hear.
Warner Todd Huston has the details, including the text of the letter and the signees.

But the Senators did not go far enough. It is time to draw the line: This far, and no further.

Want a laundry list of Republican attitudes that Obama considers radical extremism? Pro-life, protecting our borders, keeping the second amendment, defeating the redefinition of marriage, defending our nation, favor state's rights, opposed to huge debts and (this is no joke) Christians! Want to see the position of the tyrant Obama and his hatemongering fanatics on America's tradition of free speech? Just look at the rabid determination to shut down conservatives on the campus at Chapel Hill. They want conservatives silenced.

The most incredible effort in this entire fascist move to tyrannize and intimidate is the link between these Republican positions and racism. Before now who would have thought that defending our borders was a "white supremacist" position? Or that opposing the redefinition of marriage was "white supremacy"? Obama and his minions have equated disagreeing with them on ANYTHING as advocating "white supremacy".

Our nation is being changed into a tyranny as the majority of our citizens watch tranquilly from the sidelines. Democrats are moving rapidly to destroy their political opposition ... and we are writing letters in response. This article includes a great quote. It is the entire revolutionary war quote from Patrick Henry, a man who loved freedom more than anything. Many of us who are still around from a time before our schools were turned into brain washing camps for the global socialists still remember the last line of the quote, "Give me liberty or give me death." It is a great punch line. However the entire quote is what we need to remember. Read it now before it is removed from our textbooks by the global socialists of the Obama regime. The Tea Parties were a good start, but they are not enough. It is time to act now while you still can.

"All that is needed for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." Edmund Burke.

Right now most of our citizens are acting like sheep.


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Six Things You Should Know About the Homeland Security Report on ‘Rightwing Extremism’

By Judge Andrew Napolitano - April 15th, 2009 - Fox News

The summary (unclassified) document is terrifying. One can only imagine what is contained in the classified version. This document runs directly counter to numerous U.S. Supreme decisions prohibiting the government from engaging in any activities that could serve to chill the exercise of expressive liberties. Liberties are chilled, in constitutional parlance, when people are afraid to express themselves for fear of government omnipresence, monitoring, or reprisals. The document also informs the reader that Big Brother is watching both public and private behavior.

This is just the opening salvo in a radical agenda to take over and remake America in the preferred mold of the socialists who love Alinsky. Barack Obama, the Magic Marxist Messiah, believes himself the chosen one to accomplish this utopian dream of the extreme left wing fanatics. During the campaign I kept asking moderates, and even a few conservatives who supported Obama, why did they think the extreme left was so much in love with this man? Did they think that he was so adored because the extreme left were gullible idiots? In every case the moderates and conservatives would not believe Obama was anything but the likebale moderate they preceived him to be.

He is neither likeable nor moderate. The extremists he is appointing to powerful positions to take over America prove what his reall agenda was all along. He is Alinsky's greatest student and he is using deceit to turn America into the socialist dream of his mentors, Davis, Ayers and Wright.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Obama's War On Conservatives

DHS, 'Rightwing Extremism' and Information Warfare

by
Lance Fairchok - April 15th, 2009 - American Thinker

The DHS Intelligence Assessment Document marked "For Official Use Only" and entitled; Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment, was released to law enforcement agencies nationwide. Its stated purpose was to "deter, prevent, preempt, or respond to terrorist attacks against the United States." Read the entire document here.

If this DHS Assessment is an example of the kind of analysis our decision makers receive from our intelligence agencies, we are in far worse straits than I had imagined. It is amateurish, poorly written and its logic is absurdly shallow. It sounds as if it was cobbled together from bits and pieces of dated research to quickly fill a short notice requirement. I suspect it was not intended to inform or educate law enforcement first responders and decision makers, so much as it was designed to shape their perceptions in the information war the Left is waging on the American people.

Barack Obama repeatedly claimed he was a uniter. He lied. He is the most partisan, racist, socialist, radical, narcissistic hate monger who has ever been elected President. He has declared war, not on the enemy who is attacking us from without, but against fellow American citizens who dare to disagree with him. What happened to free speech and political discourse? That is only permitted for progressives, as has long been proven on our college campuses That is where conservatives are shouted down and denounced by the left wing extremists and not even permitted to speak. Obama is now putting these same anti-American extremists into positions of power. You better not disagree or he will send the police to make you shut up!


Tax Day Tea Party - Edenton, NC

Update - TODAY IS THE DAY! Edenton Tea Party!
Check out the website at
http://edentonteaparty.com/

Please note: The time has been changed to 5:00 PM!

Also note: You can sign up to attend (attendence is free, we just need a count, but bring your TEA BAG!) at Americans for Prosperity. It looks like we will have over 200 people, based on registrations to date.

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When this nation started, the demand for Freedom was supported by tax protests. The opposition against the tea tax was a symbol of our nation's refusal to have our personal freedom restricted. The tax was not that big a deal, but it was an erosion of individual freedom which was not consistent with America's expectation that government would not interfere with the common man. Both the Boston Tea Party and the Edenton Tea Party were great symbols of that demand for INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM.







This year we are going to have to reclaim our nation from the socialist minions who seek the destruction of free enterprise and individual freedom. They have already passed two trillion dollars of deficit spending in less time than it took to write the Declaration of Independence. They plan huge tax increases to pay for this waste. No one thinks their pretense that tax increases will only apply on the rich are not insincere and false representations. Socialism is evil and has always resulted in individual tyranny by bureaucrats who see their jobs as controlling the people, not serving the people. Barack Obama and his left wing friends are trying to rush our nation to socialism before it can be stopped. They believe they have the right to tell us how to live.




Thair rush to socialism means we have little time to organize our resistance. It is only six weeks to April 15th, Tax Day. This is a perfect day to protest the inter generational theft that is being rammed through by these lovers of global socialism. We must stop the bureaucratic tyranny which socialism always brings.

Please join me in Edenton, NC
on April 15th at 5:00 PM
for the Edenton Tea Party.

We will hold it on the courthouse green (shown above) next to Edenton Bay in front of the Edenton Courthouse (shown at top), an historical monument that is perfect location for this occasion. It was the site two years ago for the Freedom of Speech stop on the Bill of Rights Tour for our American Constitution. You can see coverage of that event here.


Price of admission is to bring a tea bag! If you want to be helpful, bring a spare tea bag and a guest. Also, please note. The event will start promptly at 5:00 PM. Come early to find parking.



For more information on the nationwide tea party movement, click here. There is a great article on the Tea Party movement by Michelle Malkin which can be found here.




For larger map to Edenton Courthouse Green click on thumbnail


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Obama Regime
Attacks "Radical" Right

Federal agency warns of radicals on right

by
and - Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - Washington Times

The Department of Homeland Security is warning law enforcement officials about a rise in "rightwing extremist activity," saying the economic recession, the election of America's first black president and the return of a few disgruntled war veterans could swell the ranks of white-power militias.

A footnote attached to the report by the Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis defines "rightwing extremism in the United States" as including not just racist or hate groups, but also groups that reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority.

"It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single-issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration," the warning says.

If you think that abortion is murder you are trying to undermine America. If you think that illegal immigration is wrong you are a right wing fascist and an enemy of our nation. Though the Obama regime is softpedaling this report due to the intense opposition, it is exactly how the liberal fanatics who are the shock troops for Obama view the world. This is their report.

What is frightening is the casual way in which they assume that America's police can be turned into their front line in their war against Republicans.


Monday, April 13, 2009

'We Want Them Registered'

Democrats are going after guns

Editorial - April 13th, 2009 - Washington Times

Numerous examples disprove gun-control propaganda. Hawaii has had licensing and registration of guns for about 50 years. After all of the administrative expenses and inconvenience imposed on gun owners, police there cannot point to a single crime that has been solved as a result of those programs. Given Hawaii's remote island geography, this should be an ideal place to keep track of guns because movement in and out of the state is limited and legal importation is controlled. If registration is going to work anywhere, it should work there. Unfortunately, criminals seem to be able to get their hands on guns virtually anyplace in the world.

Think Pelosi cares an iota about this evidence? Then you must be gullible enough to think that Pelosi is not seriously working on pumping up the power of the government over the power of the people. Socialists, and Pelosi is most assuredly a socialist, only care about the votes of people until they are in power. Then, as was proven again and again in the 20th century, the power to vote them out is sabotaged. Think it could not happen here in America? Then you really are gullible.

I have had several conversations about gun control with the PR people in the NRA. They are adamant that they wish to remain non-partisan. When Democrats use party discipline to force the votes of all those theoretically pro-gun Democrats in favor of gun control, the non-partisan NRA will lose its power forever. Goodbye NRA. Goodbye America. History. Gone. Defunct.

As someone once said, "stupidity is a fatal disease."


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Civilization Walking The Plank

by Mark Steyn - April 10th, 2009 - Orange County Register

The Reuters headline put it this way: "Pirates Pose Annoying Distraction For Obama."

So many distractions, aren't there? Only a week ago, the North Korean missile test was an "annoying distraction" from Barack Obama's call for a world without nuclear weapons and his pledge that America would lead the way in disarming. And only a couple of days earlier the president insisted Iraq was a "distraction" – from what, I forget: The cooing press coverage of Michelle's wardrobe? No doubt when the Iranians nuke Israel, that, too, will be an unwelcome distraction from the administration's plans for federally subsidized day care, just as Pearl Harbor was an annoying distraction from the New Deal, and the First World War was an annoying distraction from the Archduke Franz Ferdinand's dinner plans

If the incompetent management driving The New York Times from junk status to oblivion wished to decelerate their terminal decline, they might usefully amend their motto to "All The News That's Fit To Distract." Tom Blumer of Newsbusters notes that in the past 30 days there have been some 2,500 stories featuring Obama and "distractions," as opposed to about 800 "distractions" for Bush in his entire second term.

The bias (and bigotry) of our liberal ... oops that's progressive now ... press is so obvious that it is hard not to laugh. Or it would be if our nation was not being destroyed by this more than daily drumbeat of lies and "distractions". Anything that happens which Obama is going to screw up is a distraction. Anything.

Then again, he is such an amateur at foreign affairs that everything is a distraction. Our fellow citizens have elected a man who believes himself an expert at everything, even when he has never spent a single day studying the subject. Run a car company? No problem. I'll just fire the president of the largest car company in the world, a company that has been destroyed by my favorite political supporters, and we will show them how it is done by someone who is an amateur. Disarm our nation? No problem. We will just prove that the world is NOT a dangerous place and we will cancel all our high tech weapons and unilaterally disarm just like any other amateur would.

If anything Obama does bothers you well you must simply SHUT UP. After all, according to Obama, "I WON!"


Maybe so. However as Steyn notes in this article, government no longer has the will to do anything that requires courage. Obama does not even have the guts to kill four lightly armed pirates. Oh no, we must not violate their constitutional rights. The only people who are no longer defended by the constitution are American citizens, whose rights are daily stripped by corrupt politicians and judges who are distracted by such things as honor and pride. Obama has said he will monitor the situation. MONITOR IT. What ever happened to do something? [No one was more stunned than I when Obama did not stop our SEALS from saving the captain]


The Pirates Challenge
Obama's Pre-9/11 Mentality

by Mackubin Thomas Owens - April 11th, 2009 - Wall Street Journal

As the eminent military historian Sir Michael Howard argued shortly after 9/11, the status of al Qaeda terrorists is to be found in a distinction first made by the Romans and subsequently incorporated into international law by way of medieval and early modern European jurisprudence. According to Mr. Howard, the Romans distinguished between bellum (war against legitimus hostis, a legitimate enemy) and guerra (war against latrunculi, pirates, robbers, brigands and outlaws).

Bellum became the standard for interstate conflict, and it is here that the Geneva Conventions were meant to apply. They do not apply to guerra. Indeed, punishment for latrunculi, "the common enemies of mankind," traditionally has been summary execution.

Do you really think the pacifist and gutless Barack Obama would have the effrontery to order summary execution for anyone but his partisan enemies in the Republican Party? I can assure you I have no doubt. The Magic Marxist Messiah has lived his entire life in the sheltered world of anti American anti capitalist socialist loving radicals. This article would seem like Greek to Obama. The very idea that you might seriously contemplate killing someone just for attacking America is beyond his comprehension.


Friday, April 10, 2009

Profiles in Cowardice:
Obama Rolls Over Again

by Joy Tiz - April 9th, 2009 - Canada Free Press

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, displaying yet again her legendary incompetence, laughed about the incident [Somali pirates taking an American hostage] when asked about it in Morocco, along with providing the traditional leftist blather about the world having to work together to solve the pirate problem. One can only imagine how Captain Phillips’ family and friends felt hearing Hillary cackle about their loved one’s ordeal. The administration’s cowardly message is unambiguous: this depraved act of terror against United States citizens is to be treated as a criminal act

Lapdog reporter, Steve Holland at Reuters called the hostage crisis an “annoying distraction for Obama.”

Barack Hussein Obama’s friends in the UAE have concocted their own theory as to why Obama is so incompetent: he’s just too talented! Obama is just too smart, too introspective and too talented to be a good crisis manager. It’s all falling into place now.

John Kerry, in his never ending struggle to be relevant, came up with the inane idea of holding Pirate Hearings. Can’t see how that could fail. I vote we let Senator Kerry serve the Pirate Subpoenas.

When asked by reporters about the terrorist act, the current president responded with the plainspoken courage we expect: hey guys, we’re talking about housing now. Translation: the pirate stuff wasn’t downloaded into his teleprompter.

With each additional act displaying his pacifist but narcissistic attitude, Barack Obama is leaving our nation in greater peril. Appeasers always bring on war. This sarcasm loaded article is unquestionably not the last time some writers are going to tear Obama apart.

To date Obama's acts are terrifying to anyone who cares about our country.


Putin Warns Obama
Not To Destroy Capitalism

Obama the Pitchfork Operator: Remake of the Soviet Classic

by
By Red Square - April 8th, 2009 - The People's Cube

It appears that the ultimate manifestation of the "common good" principle is an absolute power of the state. Stalinists associated the idea of "socialism with a human face" with moral confusion and ideological corruption. At least the henchmen were consistent in their beliefs.

As post-Stalin liberal reforms softened the totalitarian system [of the Soviet system], they also made it more dysfunctional. With the fear of repressions withering away, the economy slowed down to a halt. And just as the last remaining fear was gone in the years of Perestroika, the country fell apart. This was a logical conclusion of an attempt to build a "workers' paradise" based on "progressive" collectivist morality, which turned workers into slaves and corrupted the society to such an extent that it required a partial return of totalitarian rule by Putin in order to rein in organized crime.

But American "progressives" seem to be unable to learn from other people's mistakes, even if the former KGB officer Vladimir Putin himself is asking Obama to take a lesson from the pages of Russian history and not exercise "excessive intervention in economic activity and blind faith in the state's omnipotence."

I don't often agree with Putin, but
when he's right, he's right. "In the 20th century, the Soviet Union made the state's role absolute," he said at the World Economic Forum in Davos. "In the long run, this made the Soviet economy totally uncompetitive. This lesson cost us dearly. I am sure nobody wants to see it repeated."

What an incredible lesson for all of these idealistic Americans who think that the socialist Obama is going to bring them utopia. The Communist Putin is afraid of the consequences for the world of destroying the American system of free enterprise. Unfortunately that is exactly what the narcissist Obama plans to do.

This is an interesting article with some great insights into our Obama led flirtation with socialism. The people who really need to read it are all the CEOs of corporations who are used to working with "government". They are about to get a lesson in hard ball that they will never forget. if they think they can "work with" ACORN and Obama they should read this article first.


Presidential Groveling

by Linda Chavez - April 10th, 2009 - Townhall.com

For a man who hasn't an ounce of personal humility, the president makes up for it by being downright obsequious when it comes to recounting his country's supposed transgressions. In his globetrotting speeches, Obama reviled the United States' history of slavery, the mistreatment of Indians and alleged torture of terrorists.

It is easy to grovel on behalf of a nation that you despise. What I want to know is how anyone can argue that Barack Obama is proud of America. Show me any public pronouncement where he has ever pointed to specific things of which he is proud. Vague references to pride in America, followed by lists of specific acts of which he is ashamed, does not equate to patriotism.

Barack Obama is an enemy of America, not a friend.


Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Turkish TV Mocks
Subservient Obama

Broadcasts comments dressed in "blackface"!




Obama does not realize how weak he came off, essentially choosing sides with the Islamic extremist party against the Turkish middle class and their secular party that ruled Turkey for most of the 20th Century. Why would he interfere in the politics of a foreign nation, especially in favor of Islamic extremists? Is he trying to re-invigorate the rumors that he is a closet Muslim?


Basic Premise Of
Right To Bear Arms

This is an email going around that sums up precisely the need to protect our right to bear arms ... and that also explains why you need to go get one right now!

A LITTLE GUN HISTORY

In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

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In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

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Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

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China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated

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Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

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Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

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Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

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Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.

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Barack Obama believes in gun control. One of his first actions was to break a promise on the re-institution of the assualt weapons ban. Barack Obama believes that a civil police force as large and powerful as our militray needs to be formed, with exclusive allegiance to Barack Obama.

Why does he feel he needs this force? Who do you think he is going to disarm? ACORN? Moveon.org? ACLU? Or you?


Sunday, April 05, 2009

Marriage: A Hill To Die On

by Robert Stacy McCain - April 6th, 2009

Some conservatives are wholly persuaded by the arguments of same-sex marriage advocates. Others, however, are merely unprincipled cowards and defeatists. Concerned about maintaining their intellectual prestige, some elitists on the Right do not wish to associate themselves with Bible-thumping evangelicals. Or, disparaging the likelihood of successful opposition, they advocate pre-emptive surrender rather than waging a fight that will put conservatism on the losing side of the issue.

Yet if the defense of traditional marriage -- an ancient and honorable institution -- is not a "hill worth dying on," what is? In every ballot-box fight to date, voters have supported the one-man, one-woman definition of marriage. As indicated by exit polls in California last fall, this is one issue where the conservative position is widely endorsed by black and Latino voters. Should such a potentially promising political development be abandoned?

This quick summary of conservatism's battle's since the 1960s is an important article. Where we find ourselves today is fighting for the existence of the "great experiment", the idea that a moral people could rule themselves without a king or royalty or upper class to guide the people. Amazingly, our enemy is trying to recreate the concept of an elite who are there to make sure the common man stays in his place by having the failures of our society outvote the productive middle class.

On issues of morality, there is never clarity. This idea that gay marriage is justified springs directly from the same people who believe that our Constitution is not a clear set of moral principles for the purpose of defending liberty. They see it as a living document. To them it is not a limit on government to maintain freedom, but a limit on one set of citizens to the benefit of other groups. The end result will be to allow judges to destroy our culture for the creation of another.

This ruling that gay marriage is Constitutionally mandated comes out at the same time a judge has just ruled that enemies who attack us on the battlefield have the protection of our Constitution. Enemies have recourse to sue our soldiers for taking them as prisoners of war on the battlefield, with a presumption that our soldiers are wrong. The presumption of innocence until proven guilty in court lies with our enemy.

The idea of "give them an inch and they will take a mile" is proven by the issues discussed above. Fail to stop the Democrats over the issue of gay marriage and you encourage them to destroy our ability to wage war. It is all part and parcel of the goal to destroy our way of life by destroying Christianity and our Constitution, inch by mile.


Saturday, April 04, 2009

Exporting Their Mistakes Worldwide

by Mark Steyn - April 3rd, 2009 - OC Register

Let it be said that in recent years in America, the United Kingdom and certain other countries the "financial sector" grew too big. In The Atlantic, Simon Johnson points out that, from 1973-85, it was responsible for about 16 percent of U.S. corporate profits. By this decade, it was up to 41 percent. That's higher than healthy, but it wouldn't have got anywhere near that high if government didn't annex so much of your wealth – through everything from income tax to small-business regulation – that it's become increasingly difficult to improve your lot by working hard, making stuff, selling it. Instead, in order to fund a more comfortable retirement and much else, large numbers of people became "investors" – albeit not as the term is traditionally understood: Instead, you work for some company, and it puts some money on your behalf in some sort of account that somebody on the 12th floor pools together with all the others and gives to somebody else in New York to disperse among various corporations hither and yon. You've no idea what you're "investing" in, but it keeps going up, so why do you care? That's not like a 19th century chappie saying he's starting a rubber plantation in Malaya and, since the faster shipping routes out of Singapore, it may be worth your while owning 25 percent of it. Or a guy in 1929 barking "Buy this!" and "Sell that!" at his broker every morning. Instead, an exaggerated return on mediocre assets became accepted as a permanent feature of life.

It's not, and it can never be.

Perhaps the embarrassment of Barack Obama bowing to the Saudi Prince (see it here) will be enough to start Obama's slobbering acolytes seeing what a loser agenda he is promoting. Of course his acceptance of the idea of global government is actually thought to be a positive move by many of his radical left wing supporters. But is it really all of them? I guess we are going to find out fairly quickly whether he really does have 52% of our nation committed to extremist socialist policies or whether a fair number of them were conned and will come to regret their gullibility.

An important point of Steyn's article though is that even the so-called "capitalists" of the Republican Party, as represented by Karl Rove and George W. Bush, have no idea what capitalism really means. The financial services sector, a supporting player in the world of free enterprise, is NOT capitalism. Wall Street cannot justify its huge share of national profits in a rational world. Anyone who believes in free enterprise has to recognize that we need to get back to free enterprise and that means we need to return Wall Street to a service selling securities and not allow them to manipulate markets based on the fraud of derivatives, credit default swaps, collateralized mortgage obligations, and every other complex and confusing scam some smart PhD in accounting can come up with.


Thursday, April 02, 2009

He's No Teddy Roosevelt

by Marvin Olasky, March 31st, 2009 - Townhall.com

In response to those who thought that would-be helpers, even when naïve, should be cheered, Roosevelt argued, "I really do not know which quality is most productive of evil to mankind in the long run, hardness of heart or softness of head." He stated that the Bible tells each of us "to stretch out his hand to a brother who stumbles. But while every man needs at times to be lifted up when he stumbles, no man can afford to let himself be carried, and it is worth no man's while to try thus to carry someone else."

The difference between a helping hand and a free ride is all the difference in the world. Even Bill Clinton came to see that.

Socialists, Democrats and so-called progressives never will accept that.


Wednesday, April 01, 2009

N Korea 'Has Several Nukes'

by Staff - March 31st, 2009 - Associated Press

Japan has deployed battleships and Patriot missile interceptors off its northern coast to shoot down any rocket debris that the North has said might fall over the area.

Tokyo has said it is only protecting its territory and has no intention of trying to shoot down the rocket itself, but North Korea said it is not convinced and accused Japan of inciting militarism at home to justify developing a nuclear weapons programme of its own.

The blatantly leftist international agenda of the Obama regime is creating new problems in the world community. Japan has for nearly 70 years counted on the U.S. to defend it. The passivist stance of Obama has rattled them. There is some credibility to the N Korea belief that Japan is preparing to develop a nuclear capability of their own to protect themselves from both China and N Korea.

This adds Tokyo to the list of cities whose nuking could be the trigger for World War IV.

In only two months Obama has brought the world closer to a nuclear holocaust than it has been since Ronald Reagan ended World War III, the cold war, with out firing a shot.


Two Articles On American Autos

Obama Orders Chevrolet and Dodge Out Of NASCAR - by Jared Gall

... and ...

Obama's revenge against GM - by James Lewis

... tell you everything you need to know about the future of cars in America. Our car culture is dying right before your very eyes.


Barack Obama is one of the liberal elite, raised on the idea of a limousine as the height of car culture. Fast is simply not in his concern or vision for cars. Government officials get to ride in limousines, along with musicians and movie stars. Certainly not those formerly rich "capitalists" who will have to give up their wealth to pay for everything. Everyone but government officials will take the bus or subway. So who is surprised at an Aprils' Fool Joke that anyone can believe about Obama?

With the huge tax increases coming with Obama's cap and trade system being rammed through congress right now, it will not matter. You won't be able to afford your car soon anyway. Obama feels if you have to have a car it should be a slow dinky little gas efficient match box. Good luck on affording it with the shrinking welfare payment you will have to live on.


No New Deal II

by Rohit Gupta - March 31st, 2009 - National Post

The AAA, in the name of raising prices to battle what Roosevelt perceived to be the country’s biggest economic ill — deflation — forced farmers to cut production by essentially destroying excess crops (mostly cotton) and livestock. In 1933, six million piglets and 220,000 pregnant cows were slaughtered, and many cotton farmers plowed under one-quarter of their acreage.

The mandated destruction of food and the increasing of its prices at a time when many Americans were already hungry due to shortages and lack of affordability was curious economic policy, to say the least.

AAA is an amazingly apt metaphor for cap and trade. Focusing on a problem that may not be real and creating programs that do not fix the problem, that actually do serious damage to our citizens, is not the way to go. Even Barack Obama realizes that cap and trade will double your electrical bill. How can anyone think that this is a good thing in current circumstances?

This is a good summary of the bad consequences of the first new deal. Democrats love to point to the number of public parks and other fine recreational facilities that still exist due to the New Deal. What they never want to investigate is the horrible waste of resources and economic damage that are the real cost of their creation.