Glenn Beck’s Rally
by David Horowitz - August 31st, 2010 - Front Page Magazine
We all get used to things so quickly these days that we don’t reflect on how unthinkable a rally like the one staged on the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech by talk show host Glenn Beck would have been as recently as two years ago. Outside the missionary environs of the pro-life movement you couldn’t have found ten people on the right – ten Republicans or ten conservatives — to march on Washington for a political rally. Marching in lock step would have seemed a collectivist act to them, almost unclean and something that only leftists and Democrats would do. The individualistic instincts of conservatives were admirable philosophically, but politically they put the cause of individual rights and the defense of the American republic at a severe disadvantage in the battles that had been joined with the collectivist left.In one simple paragraph David Horowitz has summed up much of the reason for the precipitous collapse of America's belief in itself over the last two generations. The continuing refusal of Republican and conservative leadership to understand the Tea Party Movement is summed up in that paragraph as well. It is even the basis for the antipathy by Republican leadership for Sarah Palin.
"We don't do things like that!" "We don't say things like that!" "We aren't confrontational!" "We talk philosophically about our ideas, we don't go out and do anything about them!" "We are civilized!"
Well, with that attitude, there is one other thing that Republicans and conservatives were. They were losing our nation.
A whole lot of people suddenly realized with the election of Barack Obama, neo-communists were in control. You can call them progressive or socialist or liberal or fascist. It does not matter. They are all the same thing and right now they are running our government. In the process they are shocking a lot of people out of their complacency. It cannot happen here was an illusion that has been dispelled. It can happen here. It is happening here. Atheists in the ACLU, race-baiting hate mongers, union bosses who embrace international beliefs in redistribution of wealth, la razan racists who demand that parts of our nation be given to governments that did not exist when we pioneered them. We reject your lies.
A lot of patriotic Americans have decided that confrontation is needed. We are not afraid of media condescension any longer. We will not allow the oppression of politically correct left wing bigots to tell us again, "shut up." We have become indifferent to the hate mongers calling us racists when we are not. It is war. We understand that now. We are making our own voices heard. We will go as far as needed to end the insanity of destroying the greatest nation of freedom that has ever existed. The battle is joined.
U.S. Faces Looming Tech Decline
by Declan McCullagh - August 24th, 2010 - CNet
Intel Chief Executive Officer Paul Otellini offered a depressing set of observations about the economy and the Obama administration Monday evening, coupled with a dark commentary on the future of the technology industry if nothing changes.This did not start with Obama alone. The huge growth in financial services (i.e. Wall Street) started back in the Clinton administration as big corporations persuaded Washington to create more and more regulations to strangle small business and banks. Bush continued it with oppressive rules like Sarbanes-Oxley.
Otellini's remarks during dinner at the Technology Policy Institute's Aspen Forum here amounted to a warning to the administration officials and assorted Capitol Hill aides in the audience: unless government policies are altered, he predicted, "the next big thing will not be invented here. Jobs will not be created here."
Intel CEO Paul Otellini, who warned this week that the U.S. faces a huge tech decline.
The U.S. legal environment has become so hostile to business, Otellini said, that there is likely to be "an inevitable erosion and shift of wealth, much like we're seeing today in Europe--this is the bitter truth."
That does not mean that the huge acceleration of the process under Obama has not crossed a line that is now too burdensome for free enterprise to survive. Business today spends an inordinate amount of its profits 'bribing' government just to leave it alone. Too much to claim we are a nation of free enterprise. Today we are a nation of 'crony capitalism', or 'corporate socialism' if you will. Call it whichever term you prefer, we are no longer a free nation.
Obama's 'Old' Deal
by Michael Hirsh - August 29th, 2010 - Newsweek
Barack Obama was “incredulous” at what he was hearing, said one of his top economic advisers. The president had spent his first year in office overseeing the biggest government bailout of the financial industry in American history. Together with Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, he had kept Wall Street afloat on a trillion-dollar tide of taxpayer money. But the banks were barely lending, and the economy was still mired in high unemployment. And now, in December 2009, the holiday news had started to filter out of the canyons of lower Manhattan: Wall Street’s year-end bonuses would actually be larger in 2009 than they had been in 2007, the year prior to the catastrophe. “Wait, let me get this straight,” Obama said at a White House meeting that December. “These guys are reserving record bonuses because they’re profitable, and they’re profitable only because we rescued them.” It was as if nothing had changed. Even after a Depression-size crash, the banks were not altering their behavior. The president was being perceived, more and more, as a man on the wrong side of an incendiary issue.As an excuse for why things are not Obama's fault, this article is not completely accurate. Yet there is one tidbit of truth in it. There is a difference between free enterprise and Wall Street. Wall Street loves Democrats because they agree that Wall Street is not in the business of free enterprise. Wall Street is in the business of monopolies and profits, special exemptions and pork. That is why Wall Street loves mergers, acquisitions, derivatives, collateralized debt swaps, etc, etc. These do not produce anything. They allow Wall Street to extort huge profits from the American people even when the nation is suffering.
How long will it be before Republican voters and their leaders understand, the country club wing of the GOP is a greater enemy of this nation than Democrats. As proof, simply note. Before Obama was President, Wall Street gave 74% of its campaign contributions to Democrats and the other 26% to the country club Republicans that gave them pork and bribes. Now, after Obama, they STILL GIVE 66% of their campaign contributions to Democrats, and the rest to country club Republicans who pass bills exempting them from certain laws. The overwhelming majority still goes to socialists of one flavor or another. Because when you come right down to it country club Republicans are as much socialists as Democrats. What I would love to ask these so called Republicans is why they are willing to take such a pittance? Why do they get the small amounts and the Democrats get the big piece of the pie? Do you think the Wall Street barons are stupid? Do you think they give this money and do not get their money's worth?
Wall Street never supports any candidate who embraces FREE ENTERPRISE. Wall Street hates the competition of free enterprise and will never allow it to return if they can help it. Wall Street is all about government controlled monopolies with large profits to pay acceptable bribes to public officials.
The Anti-Slavery United States Of America
Once again yesterday I was told by a black who was denouncing the Republican Party, "Blacks built this country. We are owed anything we get."
The truth is totally at odds with this new myth that has become gospel in the black community. The truth? At the time of the civil war the overwhelming majority of America was composed of free states that were much richer than the poor slave states. Free labor was always vastly more productive than slave labor and slavery in the South, far from being the basis of its wealth for any but a few slave holders, was a contributing factor to its poverty. Free people, overwhelmingly white, built this nation.
Blacks were a minority within the minority of states that permitted slavery. The majority of states and the vast majority of American people opposed slavery. It was clear that as the nation expanded, this abomination was going to be ended. That reality is why the slave states seceded.
As statistical proof. At the time of the civil war, the Union was composed of 20 states with 23 million people. The Confederacy was composed of 11 states with a population of 9 million - of which 4 million were slaves. 5 million fighting 23 million left little realistic chance for victory, either in war or politics. In the war to preserve our free Republic which we had created in the previous century, and to end slavery within our nation which the majority had come to see as an unacceptable abomination, 300 thousand white soldiers died in that cause for the Union. Thousands of letters home from Union soldiers during the war specifically proclaim their pride fighting in the just cause of ending slavery.
Today the vast majority of blacks do not concede that these true facts are true. They proclaim that ALL America existed off slavery. ALL wealth was created by slaves. The death of Lincoln (inconveniently for the new myth - at the hands of a Southerner) is a guilt shared by ALL whites who, according to the myth, ALL opposed his emancipation proclamation. The black community does not differentiate between whites who fought for the freedom of slaves and whites who fought to keep them slaves. ALL whites are evil goes the myth.
Nothing will persuade most blacks that blacks are better off in America than blacks in any other nation in the world. Not even the fact that nearly half of the black population in America today came here after slavery ended or are descended from these black immigrants. Significantly more Africans have freely chosen to come to America than were ever imported in slave ships.
Yet blacks still want reparations from descendants of the whites that freed them of their chains. How is that just? Starting from this hostile disagreement over who is owed what, how do we ever reach a place in our nation where race can become irrelevant and King's dream can become the reality?
Glenn Beck 8/28 Rally:
It's A Matter Of Honor
by Alveda King - August 26th, 2010 - Christian Science Monitor
In front of the Lincoln Memorial in June, a group of students caught up in a moment of spontaneous patriotism broke into song. But the US Park Police were quick to shush the members of the Young America’s Foundation, saying singing is not allowed at the memorial. The song that was stifled? “The Star-Spangled Banner.”It is tiresome to constantly be rebuked by the race-baitors that Martin Luther King's "I have a Dream" speech belongs only to those who hate America. There are some things we need to agree on. One important thing? It is time to end the racist dialog from Democrats. It is time to actually start living King's dream. That will only start when the left stops hurling insults and demanding that those who love our nation "shut up" until it is perfect. However that is not going to happen until it is embarrassing for them to try. Even some on the left are starting to see that.
So much for freedom of speech.
At the Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta this July, an official at the memorial to one of the greatest civil rights leaders in the world – my Uncle Martin – removed a bullhorn from the hands of Father Frank Pavone, an internationally recognized leader of the pro-life movement. We were a group more than 100 strong, in Atlanta to declare that abortion is the greatest violation of civil rights in our day. We brought a wreath to lay at Uncle Martin’s grave while we prayed, but due to a King Center official’s barricade at the gravesite, we weren’t allowed. The National Park Service said that would constitute a demonstration.
So much for freedom of assembly.
Americans are hungry to reclaim the symbols of our liberty, hard won by an unlikely group of outnumbered, outgunned, underfunded patriots determined not to live in servitude to the British Empire. If we want to sing the national anthem at a memorial to the man who led this fledgling nation out of slavery, and made my people free, we should be able to send our voices soaring to the heavens.
Glenn Beck’s “Rally to Restore Honor” this Saturday will give us that chance, and that’s why I feel it’s important for me to be there.
The Dangerous Dog Days Of Summer
by Victor Davis Hanson - August 26th, 2010 - National Review
The combination of provocative rivals abroad, our president’s constant assurances that the United States has been at fault in the past and wants to reach out to enemies in the future, and probable defense reductions should remind us to tread carefully this late summer.Giving away the point in the concluding paragraphs of this article by the brilliant historian Victor Davis Hanson does not change the need for all Americans to read the entire article. It is only the obvious wisdom of those who understand and heed history. Which is why everyone should read the article to follow Hanson's logic about our current situation. The world is inching towards a war that will change all of our lives. Too many years of success in avoiding war has allowed people to forget how we did it. "Peace just happens" is the view of far too many who have not paid attention. Constant preparedness during the cold war, and especially the super preparedness of the Ronald Reagan years, has allowed some to decide war is passe'. It can't happen again seems to be the modern belief of our progressive leaders.
Unfortunately, the past guns of August teach us that war may be looking for those who are not looking for war.
Time and again throughout human history people have learned the lesson that war is not over because you want it to be. Allowing Obama and the Democrats to shut down our own nuclear program and reduce our military to save money for social programs - is shortsighted and delusional. Throughout history those who have decided "We ain't gonna practice war no more" have learned the bitter lesson that it is not a unilateral decision. More often it ends when the pacifists become the victims of a bloodbath. That is where we are headed.
Obama Administration Indicts America
Editorial - August 25th, 2010 - Wshington Times
Move over Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Syria. The State Department has made it official: The United States violates human rights. In an unprecedented move, the Obama administration submitted a report to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights detailing the progress and problems in dealing with human rights issues in this country. The document is a strange combination of left-wing history and White House talking points.For those who are uncertain why Obama seems so tone deaf to the majority of American people, this report explains it. Barack Obama really does think America is an evil place that he must apologize for. He is ashamed of what most Americans see in their nation. He agrees with the extremist elements of the Democrat Party, and most of the rest of the world, that America is at fault for everything. It is clear why Obama blames George W. Bush for all of the flaws of the past. George W. Bush is Barack H. Obama's symbol of the evil he and his friends see in our nation. America is at fault.
The report notes that until recently, the U.S. engaged in torture, unlawfully detained terrorist suspects and illegally spied on Americans communicating with terrorists - but the report assures readers that Mr. Obama has been putting a stop to all that.
Obama has always surrounded himself with those who hate us. He brags about this in his biographies. He has not changed. He is appointing radical after radical into positions of power in government so that the evil America can be "fundamentally transformed." He sees himself as the process by which our sins can be corrected and forgiven. He really does think that he stands alone between the new "good" America and the old "evil" America. Barack Obama is "putting a stop to all of that."
Morgan Stanley Says
Government Defaults Inevitable
by Matthew Brown - August 25th, 2010 - Bloomberg News
Investors will face defaults on government bonds given the burden of aging populations and the difficulty of securing more tax revenue, according to Morgan Stanley.There were a couple of prescient articles back during the Presidential campaign of 2008 that predicted Obama would spend us into a Cloward-Piven crisis. Even when Rahm Emanuel publicly claimed that the Obama administration planned to create crises so they could take advantage of them, no one seemed to take the threat seriously. Last year when top economists predicted that the out of control spending of Obama would lead to a double dip recession, that could easily slip into depression, liberals mocked this as stupidity. FDR's Treasury Secretary noted that the New Deal was a failure, yet most Democrats have continued to insist ever since that it was not a failure. These same delusions are at work in defending the Obama disaster.
“Governments will impose a loss on some of their stakeholders,” Arnaud Mares, an executive director at Morgan Stanley in London, wrote in a research report today. “The question is not whether they will renege on their promises, but rather upon which of their promises they will renege, and what form this default will take.”
From the time they were elected up until this date, Obama and Biden continue to talk about a recovery that is an illusion. There are always up and down moves in any economic data. It is not a recovery until all signs are up. That has not happened despite the lies of Obama and Biden. A small number of indicators turned up. Unfortunately that did not include hiring by business. There has been no recovery. There has merely been a small lull in the disaster that Bush and Obama have created with their out of control spending. I agree this mess started under Bush but Obama has simply made it worse by his incredible excesses. The economy is starting to indicate it will slip down again. As noted above, some call this a double dip. Since we have not really gone up yet, I just call it the return of the downward slide caused by government tyranny.
In either event, America continues to be ruled by a 'redistribution of wealth' mentality that has always failed. It is still failing. Things are going to get much worse before they turn around.
Ground Zero Imam Says U.S. Worse Than Al-Qaeda
by Jason Mattera - August 23rd, 2010 - Human Events
New audio has surfaced of the imam behind the controversial mosque near Ground Zero allegedly telling an audience overseas that the United States has been far more deadly than al-Qaeda. "We tend to forget, in the West, that the United States has more Muslim blood on its hands than al-Qaeda has on its hands of innocent non Muslims... "This is an easy claim to make... since no Muslim truly believes that killing an infidel is ever an act of killing an innocent. If you are an infidel you deserve to die. Why is it that even some Republicans, like our gullible George W. Bush, do not see the evil in this religion?
The Associated Press has determined that it is insulting to Muslims to call the 'Ground Zero Mosque', the 'Ground Zero Mosque'. It is to be referred to as the 'Manhattan Mosque' so that it does not imply criticism of its supporters. This is the same press organization that will not call Muslim Jihadists, jihadists, or ever refer to them as terrorists. The AP feels it is so judgmental to call someone who has beheaded another person something callous like - terrorist. And of course we cannot be judgmental about anyone who is not American - or Christian - or Jew. Free speech means they are subject to open season on insults. But only, Christians, Jews or Americans... white Americans of course. No one else can be insulted.
Of course Fox News has accepted these new "guidelines" to reporting the news. We must not alienate these progressives. Oh no!
It is sad to see Fox News has become a part of the progressive war against America. The Ground Zero Mosque is the GROUND ZERO MOSQUE. Americans are not so stupid that this politically correct subservience by Fox News has not been noted. I am quite sure when Sharia Law is proposed Fox News will cave in to that as well. To paraphrase a well known movie, “Gutless is as gutless does.”
It's Not Just About Israel
by Christopher Hitchens - August 16th, 2010 - Slate
With Russia's ever-helpful policy of assisting Iran to accelerate its reactor program, allied to the millimetrical progress of sanctions on the Ahmadinejad regime and the increasingly hopeless state of negotiations with the Palestinians, there is likely to be no let-up in the speculation about an Israeli "first strike" on Iran's covert but ever-more-flagrant nuclear weapons installations. I have lost count of the number of essays and columns on the subject that were published this month alone. The most significant and detailed such contribution, though, came from my friend and colleague Jeffrey Goldberg in a cover story in the Atlantic. From any close reading of this piece, it was possible to be sure of at least one thing: The government of Benjamin Netanyahu wants it to be understood that, in the absence of an American decision to do so, Israel can and will mount such an attack in the not-too-distant future. The keyword of the current anguished argument—the word existential—is thought by a strategic majority of Israel's political and military leadership to apply in its fullest meaning. To them, an Iranian bomb is incompatible with the long-term survival of the Israeli state and even of the Jewish people.Why is it that only the atheist Christopher Hitchens, among liberal writers, truly understands what is happening in the world of Islam. I would love that to be an exaggeration, yet I have seen little evidence that it is anything but the truth. This is the most recent article in which Christopher makes it clear that Iran must not be allowed to gain nuclear weapons. To put such weapons in the hands to the extremists of that nation is to guarantee it is only a matter of time until a global nuclear war is a reality. It may start with the destruction of Israel. It will not end there.
Meantime, back in the lala land called Washington DC, President Barack Obama is single handedly dismantling our nuclear arsenal so that he can prove his belief that all these other nations are only seeking nuclear weapons because they fear that America is going to bomb them into a nuclear glaze. Obama is certain that a good faith removal of our nuclear capability will end their search for these weapons and assure that they will stop threatening to destroy western civilization to restore the caliphate. Obama feels Islamic domination of the world is not really what they want. Those threats are just bluster, don't you see? Of course if he is wrong it will be George W. Bush's fault.
If Obama ever read this article he would reject the premise out of hand, assuming he even understood what the word existential meant.
It’s Our Duty To Preserve
The ‘Blessings Of Liberty’
by Frank Miele - August 15th, 2010 - Daily Inter Lake
Liberals love to call the U.S. Constitution a “living document” — in other words, one that changes through time in order to keep up with the times.So what do we do when Judges are violating their oath of office, substituting the rule of judges for the rule of law, and our elected officials will not impeach them as was intended?
And at one level, they are certainly right. Because the Constitution can be amended at any time through a difficult but manageable process, it can reflect the changing needs of our people.
Unfortunately, what liberals mean by “change” is that an activist judge can force the rest of us to do whatever he or she wants by dint of judicial fiat. If a judge (or ultimately the Supreme Court) says the Constitution allows the government to force you to buy health insurance, then it’s a done deal, regardless of whether the Constitution says so or not.
The Cynical Brilliance Of Imam Rauf
by Victor Davis Hanson - August 18th, 2010 - National Review
Almost everything about the proposed Ground Zero mosque was cynically brilliant.The repeated knee jerk reaction of our President touting the superiority of Islam over Christianity is getting pretty old. To anyone with a brain (who is not also an anti-American bigot) Cordoba is a symbol of Muslim triumphalism, conquering the unfaithful and subjugating them. The tyranny inflicted on "others" by Muslims was a major reason Muslim conquerors lost all of their lands. Muslims stand as a symbol of how some who are in power treat others, with hate, intolerance and contempt.
Start with the notion of a “Cordoba Initiative.” In the elite modern Western mind, Cordoba has been transmogrified into a mythical Lala Land of interfaith tolerance. To invoke the city is to prove one’s ecumenical credentials. Just ask our president, who, in his June 2009 Cairo speech, fantastically claimed that the Muslim city taught us tolerance while Christians were launching the Inquisition (1478) — quite a feat two and a half centuries after most of the Muslims of Cordoba had fled, converted, or been cleansed during the city’s fall (1236) to the Christian forces of the Reconquista. But no matter, we got the president’s drift about who was supposedly tolerant and who was not.
So why does Obama keep indicating his fervent belief in the greatness of Islam? Why did he say, with his victory as President, America is no longer a Christian nation?
He has proven repeatedly that he is not much of Constitutional scholar, even though he exaggerates his work history by claiming to be a professor of Constitutional Law when he was nothing more than a lecturer. He never held the position of professor. The courtesy of calling all college teachers "professor" does not make up for the fact that the title on his pay check did not agree.
It appears he is not much of a historian either. As Professor Hanson notes. His recent admonition to the American people about the meaning of "Cordoba" was totally butchered history. Plus, it was not even representative of the lesson Obama wanted to teach even if you fixed the centuries apart concatenation of events. In reality it was simply the most insulting interpretation of Catholic actions that could be made. With the proven hatred that Obama has for the British it is ironic that he touted the British Episcopalian interpretation of events meant to insult Catholics, when Obama really meant to insult all Christians.
As Obama spews his carefully couched vitriol behind his mild manners and polite choice of words, it is still easy to see his sloppy concern for truth and his unflinching belief that the Islam call to prayers is “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth... "
I wonder how many Americas agree?
Why Don't Americans Like Muslims?
by Spengler - Augusst 17th, 2010 - Asia Times
It is hard to find consistent polling data about American attitudes towards Islam. The largest polling organizations, Pew and Gallup, draw funding from organizations with a vested interest in promoting a benign view of Islam. Nonetheless, the results are striking: in a Gallup inquiry published in January 2010, Americans had an "unfavorable" view of Islam by a margin of 53%-42%, with 31% holding a strongly negative view. That contrasts with 15% for Judaism and 4% for Christianity.This is an excellent article which helps explain, not only the way Americans feel about Islam, but why. Very worthwhile read.
If Timothy McVeigh
Had Been A Christian
by Jack Cashill - August 16th, 2010 - American Thinker
In fact, Oklahoma City bomber, Timothy McVeigh, was a self-proclaimed atheist, whose mantra was "Science is my religion." That, of course, did not stop the media and the self-appointed liberal "watchdogs" from blaming the bombing of the Murrah Building on the Christian right.What do you think would be the position of all the progressives who are demanding religious rights for the Muslims at Ground Zero? Muslims who believe exactly as the demented Christian group hypothesized above?
Let us suppose that McVeigh was a member of some particularly wrathful Christian sect, one with worldwide tentacles. Let us say that church members believed in polygamy, genital mutilation, the suppression of women's rights, capital punishment for homosexuals, and the violent imposition of their own law upon the land.
Let us say, too, that the less overtly hostile members of that sect chose to build a 13-story church and cultural center overshadowing the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum at the site where the Murrah Building once stood.
Why is it that any zoning rule, or even just local opposition, is justification by these bigoted Democrats to deny a Christian Church permission to build churches in numerous place in America. Yet they cannot see the hypocrisy in their supporting Muslims rights at Ground Zero. Do they really think we are too stupid to see their bad faith? Does their double standard not ever permeate their self righteous opinion of their supposedly superior minds? Don't bother answering. We both know the answer. Democrats are never wrong. Democrats are never hypocritical. Just ask them.
SOS From A Troubled Sowell
Editorial - August 13th, 2010 - Investor's Business Daily
Doomsters are a dime a dozen. But when a leading economist who's been called "the nation's greatest contemporary philosopher" sees serious trouble ahead, we'd better listen up.It is hard to read this book report. It is even harder reading the book. Since his early days as the smartest editorial writer in Forbes magazine, I have admired Thomas Sowell. I am not alone in thinking that he is brilliant, as noted in the first paragraph of the book report. Thomas Sowell has honestly earned the admiration expressed when calling him "the nation's greatest contemporary philosopher."
Thomas Sowell's 45th book, "Dismantling America," is a collection of 100 of the Hoover Institution scholar's best newspaper columns. For book purposes, they're called essays — but they retain the brevity, clarity and simple profundity of the columns that have graced our "On The Right" column for years.
It is thus depressing to see him so gloomy about our future.
Thomas Sowells' 3 books on economics, Basic Economics, Applied Economics and Economic Facts and Fallacies are all you need to read to be an expert in a field which few have truly mastered. Sowell's Intellectuals and Society is equally brilliant in the world of politics.
With masterful books on education and the destruction of our heritage by the unions who encouraged subversion while teaching our kids, Sowell has helped many of us understand how we came to the place in which our nation finds itself today.
This new book is important. It is helping more of us to stop the incredible focus on side issues at a time when national survival has to be our focus. We are in crisis and as the young of an earlier generation were fond of saying, many still "do not get it!"
Obama’s Ground Zero Mosque
by Frank Gaffney - August 13th, 2010 - BigPeace.com
At a White House celebration of Ramadan tonight in the company of representatives of several of the Nation’s most prominent Muslim Brotherhood front organizations, President Obama announced his strong support for one of their most immediate objectives: the construction of a mega-mosque and “cultural center” at Ground Zero. In so doing, he publicly embraced the greatest tar-baby of his presidency.Apparently then it is okey dokey with President Obama for this religion to commmit itself to "...eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house... ." I suppose Obama can't see any problem with that since it is clearly just our enemy's version of the "hopey changey thingey." That is clearly more important since it "fundamentally transforms" America in the process.
In the process, Mr. Obama also inadvertently served up what he likes to call a “teachable moment” concerning the nature of the enemy we are confronting, and the extent to which it is succeeding in the Brotherhood’s stated mission: "…eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions."
As the AP reported, "President Barack Obama on Friday forcefully endorsed building a mosque near Ground Zero saying the country’s founding principles demanded no less. 'As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country...'"
Obama meets with Muslim organizations all publicly committed to defeating us. Absolutely amazing.
What happened to the oath of office he took that he would oppose our enemies who want to destroy us? I suppose Obama is simply willing to take "fundamental transformation" wherever he can find it, even if he has to commit treason to do it.
Rose Garden Thorn
Editorial - August 13th, 2010 - Investor's Business Daily
When the president urged Congress last week to pass $26 billion in emergency aid to help save the jobs of laid-off teachers, one of his human props was out of place. It was a mistake he may regret.In other words, teachers once hired can never be fired, not even if their services are not needed. Not surprising that the union officials who are certain to have arranged the props at Obama's photo op thought she deserved to be there. It is exactly what has destroyed our school system. To them the kids mean nothing. It is all about high paying permanent jobs. Jobs from which you cannot be fired no matter what else happens in the world.
Next to Obama during his morning plea from the Rose Garden were two teachers, one of them Shannon Lewis, who had been laid off at Hampshire High School in West Virginia... but Lewis wasn't laid off because the government could no longer afford to pay her. She was laid off "because of an enrollment decline in Hampshire County," the Charleston Daily Mail reports.
The Stunning Decline Of Barack Obama
10 key reasons why the Obama presidency is in meltdown
by Nile Gardiner - August 12th, 2010 - London Telegraph
There are an array of reasons behind the stunning decline and political fall of President Obama, chief among them fears over the current state of the US economy, with widespread concern over high levels of unemployment, the unstable housing market, and above all the towering budget deficit. Americans are increasingly rejecting President Obama’s big government solutions to America’s economic woes, which many fear will lead to the United States sharing the same fate as Greece.The list of 10 reasons in the article are extremely interesting and an important 'must read'. Barack Obama, as viewed from outside of America, is a stunning failure on issue after issue. Everyone should read this list, even if they do not agree with the premise, since it provides the backdrop against which Obama will have to function for the balance of his Presidency. The key point is that no one is giving him the benefit of the doubt any longer. He is no longer the 'Magic Marxist Messiah'.
Growing disillusionment with the Obama administration’s handling of the economy as well as health care and immigration has gone hand in hand with mounting unhappiness with the President’s aloof and imperial style of leadership, and a growing perception that he is out of touch with ordinary Americans, especially at a time of significant economic pain. Barack Obama’s striking absence of natural leadership ability (and blatant lack of experience) has played a big part in undermining his credibility with the US public...
The imperial style with which this inexperienced amateur tries to rule is not going to fly in America! Every indication is the 'first black President' rejects this response by his 'racist' opponents. Obama plans to increase his demands we obey him on issues that he has not yet gotten passed in his Democrat controlled legislature. His attempt to seize power over every aspect of our lives will be the key theme to the next two elections.
Gay Marriage Myths And Truth
by Michael Medved - August 11th, 2010 - Townhall.com
The decision by federal judge Vaughan Walker to invalidate California’s Proposition 8 both recycles and revives some of the tired, misleading clichés regarding the same sex marriage controversy. These distortions demand direct, concise correction and rebuttal.Medved has listed 7 lies of the homosexual and lesbian lobby in discussing this Constitutional provision. It was passed overwhelmingly by 7 million citizens who thought that they lived in a Republic where a single judge could not rewrite any law as they wish if 70% of the citizens expressed their public will. The Constitutional provision they passed was based on 7 thousand years of legal precedent and social mores. The provision was in fact the social and religious norm since long before our nation was created for sound reasons of stable societies.
Judge Vaughan Walker is an open homosexual. He is thus a representative of a society hating minority which demands we change social rules to conform to a new set of mores they wish to jam down the throats of all other citizens to defend their sexual lusts.
It is the third of these lies that I think is most compelling.
[Lie #] 3. ”Failure to sanction gay marriage is based on the assumption that “same sex couples simply are not as good as opposite sex couples.” (This language appears verbatim in the judge’s decision).Of course what the homosexuals are really saying by their demand that everyone else change their moral beliefs is simple; What they do sexually is vastly more important to them than the best method of raising children for society. Period. It is so ego driven as to be contemptible. All their defenses are contorted rationalizations of why what their lust drives them to do should be the focus of society's rules. They want it declared NORMAL so they can negate any guilt about what they do. They demand that you accept them and their sexual practices as publicly embraced just like the love between regular parents. It is all about the couple's wishes. It totally rejects concerns about what is best for any children that are involved. The concerns about what is best for the children of heterosexual marriage are to be cast aside for this new definition of marriage. Should we abandon this concern for what is best for the children of heterosexual children? Homosexuals and lesbians could care less. They are prefectly happy if those rules still apply to others as long as they do not apply to them.
TRUTH: Opposition to government sanction of gay marriages isn’t based on the notion that opposite sex couples are “better,” but on the idea that they are more consequential, and serve an important social purpose more effectively. Laws in every state recognize the desirability that children should be raised by their biological parents, wherever possible. This is based on the universal, common sense assumption that a child generally will fare best if it is raised by both its birth mother and birth father. Laws on divorce, child custody, adoption and foster-parenting all display this general preference for birth parents to involve themselves in a child’s life. Traditional opposite sex marriage generally produces a situation where both birth parents will participate in parenting – and this shared responsibility even survives divorce in most cases. There is no chance--none—that a same sex marriage can produce a child who will be raised by both birth parents. This doesn’t make that same sex marriage hateful or immoral, but it does make it somewhat less desirable and less significant for society.
The rest of Medved's list of lies are compelling. However this one lie is my reason for rejecting same sex marriage. The homosexuals and lesbians are selfish and evil specifically because this is all about declaring that their lust is not perverted. Indeed, they will not rest until everyone else accepts their acts as normal. The fact is the God of creation has declared it is not normal. The sex act of such a couple cannot create a child. No law will ever change that.
GOP Destroyed U.S. Economy
by Paul B. Farrell - August 10th, 2010 - Yahoo! Finance
"How my G.O.P. destroyed the U.S. economy." Yes, that is exactly what David Stockman, President Ronald Reagan's director of the Office of Management and Budget, wrote in a recent New York Times op-ed piece, "Four Deformations of the Apocalypse."Stockman is generally right. Though he takes a couple of meaningless cheap shots at his old nemesis, Milton Friedman, and totally fails to understand the threat of Islamo fascism, the essence of his belief Republicans have failed to live up to their principles is true.
Get it? Not "destroying." The GOP has already "destroyed" the U.S. economy, setting up an "American Apocalypse."
Yes, Stockman is equally damning of the Democrats' Keynesian policies. But what this indictment by a party insider -- someone so close to the development of the Reaganomics ideology -- says about America, helps all of us better understand how America's toxic partisan-politics "holy war" is destroying not just the economy and capitalism, but the America dream. And unless this war stops soon, both parties will succeed in their collective death wish.
Free enterprise has died because Republicans keep supporting one so-called business element even though that element has long abandoned the Republican Party. I am talking of course about Wall Street. Dedicated to mergers and acquisitions to create monopolies without violating monopoly laws, the result of Wall Street actions is destruction of the key component of free enterprise called competition. Wall Street today is an enemy of free enterprise. Wall Street embraces crony capitalism that allows them to extort trillions from the American economy. Wall Street loves burdensome regulations that destroy their main enemy, small business. That is one reason that Wall Street gives 75% of its campaign contributions to Democrats and liberal Republicans. Republican voters still embrace free enterprise as it was meant to be. Republican leadership does not. They have embraced this crony capitalism that really is nothing but corporate socialism.
A secondary indictment of Republicans is the knee jerk proclamation that tax cuts are the essence of fiscal responsibility. Of course the exemption of all so-called poor from paying any taxes at all - results in many in the middle class accepting this anti-tax campaign as a fair way to reduce their own over burdened support of the welfare state. To continue to fianance welfare for both rich and poor, Republican leadership has accepted the inter generational destroying process of borrowing against our children's future. George W. Bush did both. He reduced taxes on everyone in order to buy support for tax reductions aimed at his country club buddies. He borrowed trillions to finance his big government goals.
In the process he fought a war that needed to be fought. Patriots applaud him for that. However it is questionable whether he fought it intelligently or not. It is also questionable whether the money spent got us what we paid for. Both Iraq and Afghanistan stole tens of billions of dollars on Bush's watch.
The belief that America is heading for a meltdown of historic proportions is the underlying reason so many are starting to look to secession and revolution as rational expectations for the near future. It is clear that Obama and his regime of socialists and Marxists expect the American people to simply accept their fundamental transformation. Stockman talks about a "black swan" event. That is an unexpected event. For sure Obama does not expect another economic meltdown like the one that happened in 2008. Nor does he expect that next time people will rebel before they allow government to bail out the super rich of Wall Street.
Stockman blames this coming meltdown on the failure of Republicans to live up to their own beliefs. He is harder on Republicans since the Democrats are not failing to live up to their beliefs but are embracing the beliefs they have always espoused even if they are wrong. Whether Stockman's view is fair is irrelevant. The only important question is whether we can survive the coming collapse as a single nation or not. For in either event what happens outside our borders could trigger the most disastrous war in history. When the nuclear bombs start exploding a lot of Americans are going to die.
Cambridge City Council To MIT: Halt Layoffs
by Peter Wilson - August 11th, 2010 - American Thinker
A local story in Cambridge, Massachusetts illustrates the sense of entitlement that government officials have adopted under the Obama administration.If you have any doubt that government is becoming more tyrannical by the day, this article should dispel that illusion.
The Cambridge Chronicle reports that City Councilor Marjorie Decker is not amused with the behavior of her subjects over at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Commissar Decker and the Cambridge City Council issued a fiat in April ordering MIT to maintain full employment, "to halt layoffs and any cuts in hours, salary or benefits for employees." MIT, however, faced a budget shortfall and was forced to cut $125 million from its budget, of which 10% came from job layoffs. The Chronicle quotes MIT HR director Alison Alden: "Layoffs were a last resort at MIT. We worked very hard to avoid this."
Ms. Decker wasn't having any excuses: "What we said to you, to MIT, was 'Don't contribute to the destabilization of families in our community.' And we got zero response ... For me, that is just an incredible level of arrogance that not only does the council not matter, but this question of really who they impact doesn't matter." This is a classic case of projection; Councilor Decker herself exhibits a level of arrogance one might expect to find in the nomenklatura of a totalitarian society. "How dare you disobey me?" she appears to be asking. "Don't you know who you're messing with here?"
NYC Bans "911 Images"
Free Speech Lawsuit
by Pamela Geller - August 10, 2010 - The American Thinker
It seems that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg invokes certain freedoms only when they serve his 2012 agenda -- and freedom of speech is not high on his list. Doing away with term limits wasn't enough (which is why we are still suffering under his no-salt, no-transfat regime). He is now widening his ayatollah-like power grab to imposing blasphemy laws (Islamic sharia laws) on the secular marketplace. Bloomberg's frenzied Ground Zero mosque push may have inspired Al-Azhar clerics to oppose the Ground Zero Mosque, calling it a "a zionist plot."This is so bizarre. A few Islamic clerics are now opposing the new mosque on the basis that tying Islam to 9/11 is a "Zionist plot." So it would appear that the Mosque which Muslims have been trying to build to tout their triumphal defeat of America on 9/11, using the traditional 'Cordoba' reference about their historic moment of glory, is a Jewish plot to embarrass Islam?
Don't you sometimes think that the bizarre twists in thinking of the Islamic leaders borders on idiocy?
Think Bloomberg will notice how he has associated himself with a religion of lying, apostate hating, irrational bigots. They hate gays. They hate America. They hate Jews. They hate equal rights for women. They hate Buddhists (forgotten about the destruction of the two great statues by that 'imperialist' religion have you?). They hate pork. They hate dogs. They hate bankers (probably didn't know about their ignorant rules on interest did you?). They even hate each other!
They demand that we kowtow to their shariah laws. They demand the right to lie to us and since we are apostates we must NEVER protest. They demand the right to behead us if we do not subjugate ourselves to their superior culture.
Of course all you have to do is ask Mayor Michael Bloomberg and he will tell you that you must accept his dogmatic insistence that Islam is a religion of peace or you can "shut up." Does the "shut up" command apply to the Islamic clerics who oppose the Mosque too? Sort of makes you wonder if Bloomberg has secretly become a Muslim, doesn't it? Only he has joined the religion at a time when the religion does not even agree with itself. At least Bloomberg has not threatened to behead anyone... yet.
He has simply banned anyone from running an ad that disagrees with him or the leaders of the new Mosque... but not the clerics that oppose the new Mosque. Confusing isn't it? Bloomberg doesn't think that pesky thing called free speech applies when it involves Muslims. Only Muslims get to say what they want and everyone else must "shut up."
Agents' Union Disavows Leaders Of ICE
by Jerry Seper - August 9th, 2010 - The Washington Times
The union that represents rank-and-file field agents at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has unanimously passed a "vote of no confidence" for the agency's leadership, saying ICE has "abandoned" its core mission of protecting the public to support a political agenda favoring amnesty.Obama sure has great plans for ICE. It is going to become the reparations agency for Mexicans, Hispanics and Latinos. Please note. The vote by the union leadership was UNANIMOUS against these two appointees! None of the agency union leadership agrees with the Obama agenda. NONE. Is there any doubt the vast majority of these public employees are Democrats? And yet the opposition to Obama is still unanimous. I guess I will have to concede there are still some Democrats who are not traitors.
The National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council of the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents 7,000 ICE agents and employees, voted 259-0 for a resolution saying there was "growing dissatisfaction and concern" over the leadership of Assistant Secretary John Morton, who heads ICE, and Phyllis Coven, assistant director for the agency's office of detention policy and planning.
The resolution said ICE leadership had "abandoned the agency's core mission of enforcing U.S. immigration laws and providing for public safety," instead directing its attention "to campaigning for programs and policies related to amnesty and the creation of a special detention system for foreign nationals that exceeds the care and services provided to most U.S. citizens similarly incarcerated.
The Increasingly Self-Pitying
Obama White House
by Peter Wehner - August 9th, 2010 - Commentary Magazine
Team Obama sounds nothing so much as overmatched and overwhelmed, unable to understand what has gone wrong, and increasingly bitter toward the nation’s capital and the pace and nature of politics.Self Pity? What in the world does this man and his sycophants, who sought the most powerful position in the world, have to be pitied for? Why mostly, as noted above, that they are in over their heads. Oh the 'poor widdle people'. They are drowning because like most failures in the real world before they gained power, they did not have a clue what the job really entailed. Like most people who have never had truly responsible jobs, they thought that being boss was equivalent to being god. They could just order something and everyone jumped. Except America is not a dictatorship.
What we are seeing, I think, is a group of supremely arrogant people humbled by events. They are turning out to be a good deal more incompetent than they (and many Americans) ever imagined. They see impending political doom in the form of the midterm elections. Yet this is not leading them toward any apparent serious self-reflection; rather, they are engaging in an extraordinary degree of whining, finger-pointing, and self-indulgence.
They don't understand free enterprise. They don't understand Constitutional limits. They can't balance a check book. They don't pay their taxes. They think breaking the law is cool. They are filled with hate for their opponents. They despise the nation they live in. They love the perks of the job not the duties. They abuse the power they were granted. They treat others like servants.
No more contemptible person has ever held the position of President and the people he selects are worse. People usually reflect the boss they work for. Obama whines. So his people whine. Obama is making Nixon look like a man of character.
Inner Banks Reality - 22.5% Unemployment
According to Department of Labor statistics (on which the unemployment from the 1930s depression was given as 25%) true unemployment in America as of July of 2010 is 22.5%.
The current unemployment rate you hear touted so much is a government created fiction which ignores those who 'have given up seeking work' according to bureacrats. That is such a lie. Just because you have exhausted unemployment insurance and stopped going to the useless government job assistance centers to register for work they cannot provide, does not mean that you 'have given up seeking work'.
You are still unemployed, and often have merely taken to working off the books at anything that will pay the bills. However statistics exist that let us know these people are still real Americans who are unemployed, whether the 'ruling class' calls it that or not.
That is why the Department of Labor statistics are so valuable. It does not matter how much Obama lies. Unemployment keeps going up. It is NOT 9.5%. It is 22.5%. For young people under 25, it is nearly 50%. That is reality.
Shut Up, He Explained
by William Kristol - August 16th, 2010 - The Weekly Standard
Last Tuesday, standing in front of the Statue of Liberty, New York mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke on the subject of the proposed mosque at Ground Zero. His remarks will be read with curiosity by future generations of Americans, who will look back in astonishment at the self-deluding pieties and self-destructive dogmas that are held onto, at once smugly and desperately, by today’s liberal elites. Our liberation from those dogmas, and from those elites, is underway across the nation. But it’s worth taking a look at Bloomberg’s speech, if only to remind us of what we need to ascend from so our descendants can look back with curiosity at the ethos to which we did not succumb.Bloomberg exhibits the arrogant and snotty attitude of a typical progressive member of the 'ruling class'. His statement was insulting to Americans. Of course Bloomberg was too busy coddling those who hate us to care about Americans.
As is the way of contemporary liberals, Bloomberg spoke at a very high level of abstraction. He appealed to the principle of religious toleration, while never mentioning the actual imam who is responsible for and would control the planned Ground Zero mosque. To name Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf might invite a consideration of his background, funding, and intentions. Do Rauf and his backers believe in the principles underlying the “inspiring symbol of liberty” that greets immigrants to the United States and before which Bloomberg stood? Bloomberg didn’t say. It apparently doesn’t matter. Toleration means asking nothing, criticizing nothing, saying nothing, about whom or what one is tolerating.
There are numerous comments that Kristol made about Bloomberg that I agree with.
"... Bloomberg took it upon himself to lecture his fellow New Yorkers ... [he was guilty of] intellectual obfuscation and moral preening ... he could not be bothered to take seriously the reservations and objections of a clear majority of his constituents ... [Bloomberg felt] public sentiment be damned. There’s nothing to be learned from the ignorant and bigoted residents of New York ... attacked by whom? Bloomberg wouldn’t say ... [he] avoids coming to grips with what is really happening and what lies behind the popular sentiment of disgust, even revulsion ... contemporary liberalism means building a mosque rather than a memorial at Ground Zero—and telling your fellow citizens to shut up about it."
Bloomberg did not appeal to our better nature as he obviously thinks he did. He mocked our religious tolerance for political purpose. I wonder if he even noticed his condescension. I also wonder if he noticed the 6 missionaries who were just killed by Muslims for "spreading Christianity?" That is the true nature of his "religion of peace." I started out liking Bloomberg when he first ran for mayor. However his consistent arrogant belief that he knows more and is smarter than anyone else has grated until I came to realize - he is just like Bush. A know-it-all rich guy who holds the average American in contempt. Bloomberg does not care that this mosque is a triumphal statement of Muslims who hate us, towering over what they see as a symbol of our defeat. Bloomberg simply does not care about America.
America Is At Risk Of Boiling Over
by Peggy Noonan - August 6th, 2010 - Wall Street Journal
The country I was born into was a country that had existed steadily, for almost two centuries, as a nation in which everyone thought—wherever they were from, whatever their circumstances—that their children would have better lives than they did. That was what kept people pulling their boots on in the morning after the first weary pause: My kids will have it better. They'll be richer or more educated, they'll have a better job or a better house, they'll take a step up in terms of rank, class or status. America always claimed to be, and meant to be, a nation that made little of class. But America is human. "The richest family in town," they said, admiringly. Read Booth Tarkington on turn-of-the-last-century Indiana. It's all about trying to rise.No one today thinks their kids will have it better. Kids today don't see any future except taking from others. 60 years of socialist dogma from teachers has destroyed the idea that wealth is created and our nation can be made richer. To the young of today, wealth just is, and the idea is to force those who have it to give it to you. If the young of today have to work their first choice is a government job from which they cannot be fired. They would prefer welfare.
Noonan is not one of my favorite writers. She has become a 'ruling class' excuse machine and wrapped herself around the beauty of electing Barack Obama as President. She bought his Marxist bilge and defended him.
Now his extreme divisiveness is becoming clear. Yet Noonan still cannot see that 'fundamentally transforming' a nation that many loved as it is - is going to make enemies of those who did not want; open borders, redistribution of wealth to the lazy, apologies to all our enemies as if we were the ones at fault, and a constant litany of sanctimonious preaching from this man who has never done anything of value. He may be a great campaigner, but name one thing that Obama has done that made America better? Of course for those who think taking money from those who have worked for it and giving it to those who will not work for it to be "doing something great", you will get a totally different answer.
The problem that both Noonan and Obama are facing is that the nation is being torn apart because of their delusions. Their gullible belief that the people of America would just roll over and give up their wealth without a fight is delusional. The belief that people who loved liberty would kowtow to government bureaucrats is not rational.
Noonan fears a "... a movement in some states to break away from the union... a drama of Lincolnian darkness." Unfortunately it is starting to be considered by many. Why do you think Glen Beck and others who love our nation are talking this down? They are asking the Tea Party to commit to winning the day through voting alone. They counsel against secession or revolution. They are not deaf. They hear the anger. They hear the frustration. They hear the rejection of becoming slaves to government bureaucrats. They know most conservatives and libertarians do not want secession. Yet it is a growing threat to our nation. It could break out of control.
The problem exists because even within the conservative and libertarian movement there is a separation on social issues of gargantuan proportions. George W. Bush with his idea man Karl Rove tried to make the Republican Party a progressive dominated party which legislated morality. It tore the party apart. Because Republicans were weakened, Democrats took over two branches of government and with the appointment of Kagan are rapidly taking over the third. As bad as Bush was, Obama and his regime are worse. If you trust no party it is easy to believe the only option is the option that created our nation. Revolution.
Thomas Jefferson said of this idea as the first revolution took hold, "Believe me, dear Sir: there is not in the British empire a man who more cordially loves a union with Great Britain than I do. But, by the God that made me, I will cease to exist before I yield to a connection on such terms as the British Parliament propose; and in this, I think I speak the sentiments of America."
It is coming to the point where more and more Americans can honestly say, "Believe me, dear Sir: there is not in America a man or woman who more cordially loves a union with the other states than I do. But, by the God that made me, I will cease to exist before I yield to a connection on such terms as the American Progressive tyranny propose; and in this, I think I speak the sentiments of [name a state]."
America is being torn apart by people whose goal it is to tear it apart so they can build in its place a progressive utopia (also known as a socialist tyranny). They cannot seriously believe there would not be a furious resistance. They cannot believe that they will succeed with out blood in the streets.
The truth is that a growing pluarilty sees America's federal government as their enemy. One way or another, that will not last.
Radical Islam's Conquest Of America
by Jeffrey T. Kuhner - August 5th, 2010 - The Washington Times
America is surrendering in the war against radical Islam. This is the real meaning behind the decision to build a 13-story mosque and Muslim cultural center 600 feet from the site of ground zero. A New York City panel gave the green light Tuesday for the project - despite intense resistance from many families of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Most New Yorkers and Americans do not want this mosque erected: It will be a symbolic monument to the triumph of Islamism in the United States.We are at war with this religion, whether elements in the religion are willing to concede that truth or not. Progressive elements in America who are themselves dedicated to the destruction of America, take great delight in misrepresenting the concept of freedom of religion to assure our defeat. We are at war with Radical Islam even if progressives deny it. Since citizens of America have the right to freedom of religion, progressives demand we extend that right to enemies of America too. Such extension is duplicitous and deceitful.
All over America progressive dominated zoning boards reject the right of Christian Churches to build on specific land, and they have to move to another location. Yet asking these Muslims to move to another location is considered some horrible violation of a belief in religious freedom that progressives usually claim they reject. Why is the right of a Christian Church to build wherever they want rejected yet the same right for a Muslim Mosque is absolute?
Progressives like Mayor Bloomfield are also either stupid enough (or deceitful enough) to believe the supporters of the project that the name chosen, "Cordoba House", was selected to "symbolize interfaith cooperation". As history professor Newt Gingrich noted, Cordoba is the site of an early Muslim conquest, "every Islamist in the world recognizes Cordoba as a symbol of Islamic conquest. It is a sign of their contempt for Americans and their confidence in our historic ignorance that they would deliberately insult us this way."
Progressives insist that we cannot question the motives and intent of those who have declared war on our nation. Nor can we question the motives and intent of those who claim they are not a part of the war, even when their own religion brags that they can lie to us and it is okay. Progressives, like Mayor Bloomberg, insist we cannot take note of that dichotomy. We have to pretend that this religion, having declared war against America, is separated into two parts. Those who can lie about being a part of the war and those who we have to accept are not taking advantage of this ability to lie.
How are we supposed to tell them apart? Progressives think we are not permitted to try. We have to accept as sincere both those who hate us and those who may hate us. We are not permitted to doubt them. Nor can we act even on justified doubt. Using such intelligence we are told is violating our commitment to freedom of religion, a freedom they reject when it is convenient.
If we truly are required to be that stupid, it is no wonder Radical Islam is winning. Accepting such logic is ignorant and defeatist itself.
Liberal Piety And The Memory Of 9/11
by Dorothy Rabinowitz - August 4th, 2010 - Wall Street Journal
Americans may have lacked for much in the course of their history, but never instruction in social values. The question today is whether Americans of any era have ever confronted the bombardment of hectoring and sermonizing now directed at those whose views are deemed insufficiently enlightened—an offense regularly followed by accusations that the offenders have violated the most sacred principles of our democracy.Progressive self righteousness is probably expected if you accept Ann Coulter's premise that their ideology stands as the religion for these zealots. I think it does. However what is interesting is that Ms. Rabinowitz has ridiculed these extremists and dissected the lack of rational thought in their positions without resorting to that premise.
It doesn't take a lot to become the target of such a charge. There is no mistaking the beliefs on display in these accusations, most recently in regard to the mosque about to be erected 600 feet from Ground Zero. Which is that without the civilizing dictates of their superiors in government, ordinary Americans are lost to reason and decency. They are the kind of people who—as a recent presidential candidate put it—cling to their guns and their religion.
Progressives were appalled at 9/11 because they rejected the patriotism it brought forth. They have worked for years to redirect that surge of emotion into hatred for those who felt patriotism and to ridicule it. As Ms. Rabinowitz notes they always do it as if they are preaching to an ignorant rabble.
It is a truly delusional conclusion to pretend that there is not an Islamic Jihadist movement dedicated to the destruction of America - yet tolerated by the vast majority of Muslims even if they do not actively admit supporting it. When a religion proclaims as a part of its core faith that any Muslim can lie to a non believer, what rational person accepts anything they say as anything but an attempt to deceive?
A glorious high rise, dedicated to the supremacy of Islam, towering over a site where Islamic martyrs attacked what most of them call 'the great Satan', cannot be rejected by the victims of that assault because it violates what? The requirement that Americans be gullible idiots who do not realize we are at war? Only progressives are that stupid.
Anyone who doubts the intent of the high rise Mosque need only look to the plans to dedicate it on 9/11/2011. Who doubts that such a dedication ceremony on that date will not be appluaded by our Islamic enemies as a triumph over the 'great Satan'?
Progressive politicians like Bloomberg and Obama insist we cannot doubt the sincerity of these practitioners of a religion that brags about lying to us? We can't demand that the source of the hundreds of millions of dollars needed to build this monument to a religion that is clearly a religion of hate be identified before we allow its construction? Even better why can't we say this group cannot build this insult to our nation until they PROVE they are not enemies of our nation?
As far as I am concerned that will only be proved when they eliminate from their beliefs the idea that they can lie to us. When they can prove that deceitful hypocrisy has been abandoned to my satisfaction, then we will talk about the Mosque.
Obamacare Only Looks Worse
Upon Further Review
by Kevin Hassett - August 1st, 2010 - Bloomberg News
One of the more illuminating remarks during the health-care debate in Congress came when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told an audience that Democrats would “pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it, away from the fog of controversy.”The real problem with ObamaCare is the tyrannical control of our lives that has been built into the law. Obama appointees have been exempted from the courts, or any other challenge to their power. Liberty is a thing of the past. What is truly the result of the bill is that Obama will take what tax money he wants and give it to whoever he wants to provide services. Just imagine the way the bond holders felt whose legal rights were quashed to grant billions to the United Auto Workers in the corrupt bankruptcy rulings obtained by Obama against GM and Chrysler. That is about to happen to all citizens on a monumental scale.
That remark captured the truth that, while many Americans have a vague sense that something bad is happening to their health care, few if any understand exactly what the law does.
So Democrats streamlined the process by granting Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius the authority to make judgments that can’t be challenged either administratively or through the courts.
This monarchical protection from challenges is extended as well to the development of new patient-care models under Obama’s controversial recess appointment, Donald Berwick...
If you are a Republican, forget getting medical services. If you are poor or black (or both) or a union member or part of some other favored progressive special interest group you will get services that are denied to others. This is political payback never seen before in America. No nation as rich as America has ever been stupid enough to attempt this kind of redistribution of wealth. It will be the largest redistribution ever seen.
The class and racial hate mongering that is behind this bill is only now coming out. Barack Obama is becoming a dictator at a speed no one could ever have believed, unless they read the autobiographies he wrote. It clearly indicated his totalitarian plans and his extremist agenda. Just because the intentions were couched in obscure language did not mean they were not clear.
Americans who did not read his books are about to learn a horrible lesson.
‘Our Own Government Has Become Our Enemy’
by Penny Starr - August 2nd, 2010 - CNSNews.com
Pinal County (Arizona) Sheriff Paul Babeu is hopping mad at the federal government.This reaction to the extremism of Barack Obama is becoming more widespread on a daily basis. Despite having lots of left wing extremist judges who will defend his attacks on the states, the reality is that few states will stand for the dictatorial actions of Obama over the long run. Their citizens will not allow elected state and local officials to simply cave to the federal dictator.
Babeu told CNSNews.com that rather than help law enforcement in Arizona stop the hundreds of thousands of people who come into the United States illegally, the federal government is targeting the state and its law enforcement personnel.
“What’s very troubling is the fact that at a time when we in law enforcement and our state need help from the federal government, instead of sending help they put up billboard-size signs warning our citizens to stay out of the desert in my county because of dangerous drug and human smuggling and weapons and bandits and all these other things and then, behind that, they drag us into court with the ACLU,” Babeu said.
The invasion by Mexico is an 'imminent danger' as the Constitution anticipated. States will not stand by and allow the refusal of the federal government to enforce immigration law, to destroy their security. As this crisis accelerates, the reactions will lead inexorably to a Constitutional crisis. I would not bet on the outcome being something that Obama is going to enjoy.
Rigged polls that pretend Obama is not the cause of our current economic mess, just because they ask the questions in such a way that it appears some people still blame Bush, will not long protect Obama from the backlash. He owns the economic mess. He also owns the frustrations felt by many that big business and progressives are colluding to keep open borders for their own self serving reasons. By the time Obama gets it, this nation will be bordering on civil war. Obama is unquestionably the most divisive President in history.
LeBron James A 'Runaway Slave'?
by Larry Elder - July 15th, 2010 - World Net Daily
Is NBA star LeBron James a victim of racism? The Rev. Jesse Jackson thinks so.In an imagined discussion between Jackson and a hypothetical assistant, Larry has the assistant note; "Slave, sir? The owner signed LeBron to a sign-and-trade deal for $110,000,000."
When James decided to leave his hometown team to play elsewhere, the owner of his former team accused James, among other things, of "cowardly betrayal." He felt jilted, and his team suddenly lost perhaps half its market value. Maybe before commenting the owner should have taken a cold shower.
Jackson, however, sees RACISM: "(The owner's) feelings of betrayal personify a slave-master mentality. He sees LeBron as a runaway slave." "Runaway slave"? The owner, Jackson implies, would have reacted differently had James been white.
The entire article is typical of Larry at his best. I am sorry I missed it when it first came out. It has been a while since I have checked in on Larry Elder and this article is a perfect example of why I love his work.
Will Washington's Failures Lead
To Second American Revolution?
by Ernest S. Christian & Gary A Robbins - July 30th, 2010 - Investor's Business Daily
Bill Clinton lowered the culture, moral tone and strength of the nation — and left America vulnerable to attack.This article has a powerful conclusion, that "A wounded rampaging president can do much damage — and, like Caesar, the evil he does will live long after he leaves office, whenever that may be."
When it came, George W. Bush stood up for America, albeit sometimes clumsily.
Barack Obama, however, has pulled off the ultimate switcheroo: He's diminishing America from within — so far, successfully.
He may soon bankrupt us and replace our big merit-based capitalist economy with a small government-directed one of his own design.
He is undermining our constitutional traditions: The rule of law and our Anglo-Saxon concepts of private property hang in the balance. Obama may be the most "consequential" president ever.
The Wall Street Journal's steadfast Dorothy Rabinowitz wrote that Barack Obama is "an alien in the White House."
It implies that even victory in November will not stop the destruction of liberty in America by this Marxist President.
My concern? Revolution is bloody and leaves a legacy of hate that often leads to future revolution. As we learned in the first American Revolution, that does not mean it should not happen, only that it should not happen until no other choice is left. Anticipating that Obama will tear this nation apart after he loses in November is starting to become more and more of a theme among some who fear this extremist socialist demagogue. It may well happen.
However at this point Revolution should not be the focus of those who oppose the 'fundamental transformation' of the greatest nation on earth by Obama. No one undertakes the course Obama has chosen unless they hate what that nation stands for. So I agree with those who believe Obama hates America. I just feel that we should not hate him back.
We should stop him, not hate him.
Ethics Cases Raise Racial Questions
by John Bresnahan & Jonathan Allen - August 1st, 2010 - Politico
There’s a “dual standard, one for most members and one for African-Americans,” said one member of the Congressional Black Caucus, speaking on condition of anonymity.Guilty until proven otherwise? Of course that reality was ignored back when it was Newt Gingrich and a long list of Republicans who were being targeted by liberals and blacks for matters that seem trivial compared with the level of corruption indicated by the charges against the blacks who are now complaining.The anonymous black quoted above ignores 60 years of legal victories by blacks that have created an arrogance in the black community. "We can't be racist, only whites can be racist." "We are getting even for 400 years of slavery and whites today are going to pay for that history, whether their ancestors participated or not." I also love the argument that "Just being white means you have an unfair advantage so you owe me." The same arrogance of entitlement permeates Charles Rangel and Maxine Waters, two long time leaders in the race grievance industry.
The member said it’s too easy for an outside group to damage someone’s reputation by filing a claim with OCE.
“This is stacked against you once an accusation is made,” the lawmaker added. “You’re guilty until proven otherwise.”
Politico, being a typical left wing extremist web site, sees this as blacks being targeted for their race. There is no willingness to concede even the possibility it is just. For others it is recognition that race baiting black leadership; breaks laws, hides bribes in their freezers, heads up tax committees to write laws for whites while arrogantly breaking those same laws, extorts millions from corporations under the threat of false allegations of racism and generally do not see themselves as part of America.
60 years of 'affirmative action', where judges have repeatedly ruled that the lack of evidence of actual racism or any racist action did not matter to their status under the law, created this new black arrogance. Blacks still were awarded payoffs just for being black even when whites did nothing wrong. "Some white somewhere did us wrong so you are all guilty." You cannot defend 60 years of special privilege and not expect the beneficiaries to learn the clear lesson. We can do anything we want, then scream racist, and get away with it.
White individuals in America are still afraid of being crushed by false allegations of racism, so the racist charge is hurled repeatedly when it has no justification. Yet blacks still get away with it. Why do you think that the Tea Parties, which have no racist agenda, are constantly maligned with this false allegation? Now, we have a handful of multi-millionaire blacks, among the most powerful people in America, protected by their positions as well as the special status of affirmative action, whining that they deserve special privilege. Their crimes should be excused because they are after all, still just blacks. Like the excuse that just because blacks commit most of the crimes in America, they should not be incarcerated on that basis. Unless the same percentage of whites are incarcerated, even if they committed no crimes, it is racism. So goes the argument. To them this is not about whether these blacks broke the law. The issue is a quota of results that excuses blacks from justice. It screams the message "You owe me." The growing refrain of a community that will never love America or obey its laws, no matter how well off they are.
It Is Us
by Ted Nugent - July 30th, 2010 - Washington Times
Barack Hussein Obama did not sneak into power. An army of clueless, disconnected, ignorant Americans invited him to bring his Marxist, glaringly anti-American jihad into our lives. This president's overtly destructive, clear-and-present-danger agenda is surpassed in transparency only by his ultra-leftist public voting record and overall lifetime conduct of consorting with the enemy as a child and student of Marxism, socialist and racist community organizer, congregant of the blatant America-hating black-theology and social-justice-spewing Rev. Jeremiah Wright and close personal friend of convicted communist terrorists like Bill Ayers, and by his unflinching appointment of an array of communist czars, including Van Jones, Cass Sunstein, Anita Dunne, et al. So let me get this straight: You claim your intentions were noble because you simply wanted to get your child a puppy but somehow didn't notice that it was foaming at the mouth, and now you're shocked that your child has rabies? I think not. That is not a mistake. It is negligence -- dangerous, life threatening and, I am convinced, downright criminal negligence.Democrats have for years intimidated conservatives by becoming in-your-face confrontational if you dared express any view that was not politically correct. I can just imagine their raving reaction to this article by Ted Nugent. The problem for Democrats? We don't care any more. We have figured out your anti-American hate-mongering love for Marxism and we will not tolerate it any longer.
Come November we will start to take this nation back from your hate filled redistribution of wealth insanity. How long it takes and how much blood is spilled is totally up to you.