Saturday, October 31, 2009

Obama Facing A Political Earthquake

The Democrats and Obama are facing what could turn out to be a political earthquake this next Tuesday as voter go to the polls in VA, PA and NY. The outcome of these three elections could very well mean an end to much of Obama's planned agenda such as Obamacare, card check and cap and trade. Although the demos have a large majorities in both the House and Senate those moderates in the Democratic Party could be swayed by the outcome of these three elections and might run for cover knowing they are up for re-election in 2010. There is some history of this in that the last time the VA and PA governorships were won by the Republicans was in 1993 shortly before the Gingrich revolution in 1994. History at times does repeat itself. We should all watch the returns Tuesday night and do whatever we can before then to help the two republican candidates in VA and PA and the independent candidate in upstate New York .

President Obama, Prepare for a Political Earthquake

The elections on November 3 are shaping up to be a real Paul Revere moment across America.

The latest Rasmussen poll shows Chris Christie, the Republican nominee for Governor in New Jersey, beating the incumbent Democrat John Corzine by 4 points, even with a third party conservative in the race drawing over 10 percent of the vote.

In Virginia, Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob McDonnell is so far ahead of his Democratic rival Creigh Deeds that Democrats have already begun to argue on the front page of The Washington Post who is at fault for blowing that race. Overlooked in all coverage of the race for governor is that conservative Ken Cuccinelli, long a stalwart leader for both taxpayers and social conservatives in Virginia, is heading for an even bigger win for Attorney General. With the Virginia governor constitutionally limited to one term in the state, and the Attorney General’s office an historic launching pad for gubernatorial runs, the developing Cuccinelli landslide has more immediate political significance than it would in other states.

In a three-way special congressional election in the 23rd District in New York, a poll on Tuesday showed the Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman beating both the Democratic Party candidate and the liberal Republican in that race, with a 5 point lead, up from a four point lead in poll released on Monday.

Ballot initiatives in two liberal states this November will also have national implications. Liberal Maine is considering a measure that would adopt Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) for that state. The measure would limit state spending growth to the rate of population growth plus inflation. Tax revenues growing faster than that would be rebated back to taxpayers. State officials could seek a referendum to increase taxes beyond the limit if that was thought necessary.
Last fall, Barack Obama beat John McCain in a 17 point landslide in Maine. But a recent poll showed the TABOR tax limit winning by a 14 point margin. The same TABOR tax limit will also be on the ballot in November in liberal Washington state, where Obama also won a 17 point landslide last fall. The latest poll there showed TABOR winning by a 30 point margin, 61% to 31%.

If all these trends hold true on Election Day, the result will be a political earthquake dramatically upsetting the balance of power in Washington. -- If that happens, here's what will come next: Expect moderate Democrats in Congress to bolt off the reservation, running from the ultra-liberal Obama agenda on taxes, the budget, cap-and-trade, card check, even the health care overhaul scheme. Then, Obama’s domination over Congress will crumble and alternative conservative ideas will gain momentum.

What's even more significant about Tuesday's elections is that stage will have been set for an even bigger political earthquake in 2010. Republicans will be in much better shape to recruit good candidates and raise more money. Further adverse results for President Obama’s foreign and domestic policies could produce an even bigger Republican landslide than in 1994.

Conservatives, tea party activists, taxpayers, small businessmen and others need to pay attention to the growing importance of next week’s elections. I urge everyone to get out to vote in these races. Get your like minded friends, relatives and neighbors out to vote as well. Volunteer to help. Maybe you can even provide last minute campaign contributions. Maybe you can engage in fundraising or organize additional volunteers.

This is a real Paul Revere moment. As Brutus said in Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar": "There is a tide in the affairs of men, which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries."

by Peter Ferrara


It's Halloweeen!
But guess what!
He'll still be here tomorrow!
Image from The Right Look

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Obama at Dover Air Force Base: Empathy or Political Ploy?

I'll let you make this call. I can't say what Obama's motive was for his recent trip to Dover Air Force Base to witness the return of fallen American soldiers coming home from Afghanistan. I can only hope that his motives were pure and not part of some dark ploy leading up to the decision to send more troops to Afghanistan. For years the left has used Dover and the returning bodies of U.S. servicemen as a weapon in the debates surrounding the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. One can only hope that this is not the case now. It is good that the commander-in-chief made the trip to Dover, but if his motives were less than honorable and driven by some dark political agenda well that is disgusting. The truth here is that we will never know the truth, so I must take things on there face value even though I have lingering doubts about this man. I hope the "Dover Football" is not in play again!
As his decision on Afghanistan war strategy nears, President Obama made a surprise trip to Dover Air Force Base Wednesday night into Thursday morning to attend the dignified transfer movement of 18 U.S. personnel who were killed in Afghanistan on Monday.

The dignified transfer is a solemn movement that is conducted for every US military member that dies while in service in a theater of war.

The 18 killed included service members and Drug Enforcement Agency agents.

The traveling press corps that accompanied the President to Dover was permitted to witness one of the transfers, per the wishes of the families.

The President stood at attention with the six –person carry team near the ramp of the C-17 which carried the flag draped transfer case which held the body of Sgt. Dale R. Griffin of Terre Haute, Indiana. As the carry team brought the case down the ramp, the President and the official party saluted.

Sgt. Griffin’s family members were also present.

The President was accompanied by Attorney General Eric Holder, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz, DEA Acting Administrator Michele Leonhart, U.S. Army Assistant Judge Advocate Maj Gen Daniel Wright, U.S. Army Special Forces Commander Brig. Gen. Michael Repass, and Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations Center Col. Robert Edmondson, who will served as the Dignified Transfer Host Officer.

Fifty-five Americans have died in Afghanistan this month, making it the deadliest month of the war since it began eight years ago. Two hundred and seventy-seven Ameriacns have died this year, forty-three percent more than last year. News story from FOX News

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Eco-Nuts Out to Destroy Life As We Know It.

It isn't even Halloween yet and the weirdo's are out in force calling for an end to many things most feel are a part of modern life. They would roll back the clock to 1900 and do away with the car, the modern light bulb, the big screen TV(and later TV altogether), the plastic bag(which just a few years ago they favored to save the forest from being destroyed by using paper bags), the beloved family dog and cat, and yes even the steak you eat. These eco-nuts see humans as the greatest threat to the planet they pretend to love and if the truth was know they would do away with mankind to save the planet for whatever groups of animals they consider to be eco-friends. That of course would leave out all large animals such as Rhinos(not a bad idea, but I would change the spelling), horses, cows, camels, pigs, donkeys,etc. The list would go on and on and eventually include the large fish in the ocean. These people are of course the lunatic fringe, sadly however many on the left have adopted some of these seemingly crazy ideas. Efforts are already underway in CA to ban big screen TV's, the traditional light bulb is in the process of being replaced by a mercury filled bulb, plastic bags are out-lawed in many areas, some schools now have meat free days, governments already limit family size in some countries, and these are but the first steps to drastically change our lives to conform to what eco-nuts believe is a life style necessary to save the planet from global warming and rising sea levels. Maybe, just maybe if they would stop and think about their goal of saving the planet they would just let us continue down the fatal path they think we are on and this in the end would save the planet when we all drown in the rising waters of the great oceans.
While Al Qaeda and eco-nuts use different tactics, they share a similar enemy: civilization.

Around the globe on Saturday environmental protesters tried “a synchronized burst of more than 4,300 demonstrations, from the Himalayas to the Great Barrier Reef,” according to The New York Times.

The sweeping October 24 protest was to bully developed nations like the United States into a climate change agreement when they meet in Copenhagen this December.

The protesters, who want to drop CO2 in the atmosphere to that level, were especially critical of the United States:

“You have destroyed nature with your industrial waste and gases more than any other nation in history. Despite this, you refuse to sign the Kyoto agreement so that you can secure the profit of your greedy companies and industries.”

Oops, that’s wasn’t the eco-nuts, that’s a direct quote from Usama bin Laden in 2002. --While Al Qaeda and eco-nuts use different tactics, they share a similar enemy: civilization.

At least Al Qaeda is clear about what it wants -- an end to Western civilization and establishment of global Shariah law -- the Islamic version of cave men times with better architecture.

The eco-nuts have a patchwork of things they hate and want banned or destroyed. The week of the 350 protests, The Times wrote glowingly about the Swedes are now including carbon footprint labeling on all food. The Times’ Elisabeth Rosenthal was quick to point out “changing one’s diet can be as effective in reducing emissions of climate-changing gases as changing the car one drives or doing away with the clothes dryer, scientific experts say.” I love it when people who have a huge subway system at their disposal bemoan the automobile.

The new labeling guidelines were a predictable attempt to manipulate what people eat. “[T]hey are advised to substitute beans or chicken for red meat,” the October 22 article proclaimed. The left hasn’t bestowed human rights on beans…yet.

Two days later, London’s Daily Express complained that Fido was a global threat as well. “A medium-sized dog has the same carbon impact as a Toyota Land Cruiser driven 6,000 miles a year, a new book claims,” wrote the paper. It went on to blast pets -- from cats to hamsters -- because they use energy. Now I guess lefties can blame previous warming cycles on buffalo (or their SUVs). read more from FOX

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Green Energy Cost to Much

Yesterday our Green President visited town in FL containing the largest photvoltaic center in the country. The DeSoto Energy center built at a cost of $150 million dollars would provide power to some 3000 homes. For those of you who are not too good with math that's comes out to a cost of $50,000 per home. Or to put it another way figuring a annual cost of $2,000 per home per year it would take 25 years to pay for it. This does NOT figure in the yearly cost of maintenance and general operating cost. This plant in NOT a benefit to the home owners in the area, but only a benefit to those special interest who constructed the plant and those companies such as GE and other Obama supporters whose companies manufacture items needed in the future construction of such plants. Consumers can only afford the electricity provided by such plants if the government subsidizes that cost. This would mean that all tax-payers would bear the cost of such projects even though they do not use the green power. Green power only means one thing more green out of your pocket to pay for these pie-in-the-sky projects. A fool can see the folly of this, but those special interest who have the ear of "Mr Green" have this country headed down the road to economic destruction while they line their pockets with tax-payers money. It's no longer the greed of wall street we need to worry about, but the new "Greedy Greens" and their goofy government friends.
The President visited DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy center, billed as the largest solar photovoltaic center in the country. The company's 90,500 solar panels are able to generate about 42,000 megawatt hours each year, but the project cost $150 million to build and only provides power to 3000 homes, prompting critics to say the administration doesn't have an overall energy strategy.

In remarks after a tour of the plant, the President blasted his opponents on energy reform, saying, "The closer we get to this new energy future, the harder the opposition's going to fight. The more we're going to hear from special interests and lobbyists in Washington whose interests are contrary to the interests of the American people, " Obama said. "There are those who are also going to suggest that moving toward a clean energy future is going to somehow harm the economy or lead to fewer jobs. And they're going to argue that we should do nothing, stand pat, do less or delay action yet again. I just want to point out, we've heard such arguments before. We've engaged in this same type of debate a lot of times through our history. People don't like change, and they get nervous about it."

But, Washington Representative Doc Hastings, the Ranking Member on the House Natural Resources committee said it's not nerves that are causing pause on Capitol Hill. It's the plan itself, and the taxes it will impose on Americans that are the real problem. “Another day, another empty promise from the President to support ‘comprehensive’ energy development," Hastings said in a statement to Fox News. " Instead of producing all-of-the-above American energy, the President’s job-killing cap and trade bill simply produces more taxes on all Americans’ energy. Republicans have a better plan that will create jobs and reduce our dependence on foreign oil by developing a wide range of American energy sources from solar to natural gas.” read more from FOX News

Monday, October 26, 2009

Old, Old Stories

My early years on the farm

While trying to sleep last night I began to recall memories from my early teen years at my grandfather and grandmother's farm where I spent many a happy day in my youth. Of course I heard them tell numerous stories, but only a few have stayed with me over the years. I have often heard that so long as a person is remembered they are not truly dead. I know when I pass on these old stories will pass with me so thought I would share a few. I've condensed them so they are very short:

The Ball of Fire
In the early 1950's when there began to be a lot of talk about UFO's I remember asking my grandmother had she ever seen one and to my surprise, she stated she had and went on to explain that as a young girl she and some friends saw something on night while returning from a dance. You must keep in mind this would have had to been around 1915. Anyway on the return home a distance of about 5 miles (nothing by today's standards), but a trip of several hours by horse and buggy then, the young couples were followed by what she described as a ball of fire. She said every time they stopped to look at the low hanging flaming object in the sky it would stop and when they continued it would move after them. This lasted until they reached home and then the object vanished. I would add, that I never, never knew my grandparents to lie. Seems like old folks just didn't lie like people these day do.
The Old Faithful Dog
While sitting on the front porch late one afternoon, I know it was late because that's the only time we set on the porch, my grandmother told be a very sad tale about a family she knew in her youth. Seems all the family would go to the fields to work from the early spring until the fall of the year. On this particular day they left the small baby on the back porch with the old faithful and trusted family dog(some type of bulldog) while they all went to the fields to work. After several hours the dog unexpectedly came running to the field with blood all over his mouth and other parts of this body. The family immediately thinking the dog had killed the baby---shot the poor animal and ran back to the house finding the small child safe in its crib and lying along side the crib a large dead and badly mangled rattlesnake. I think I saw a tear in the old lady's eye as she finished the story.
The Sea Monster
I don't remember how the subject of sea monsters came up, but grandfather related the story of the sea monster he once saw. As a young adult he lived near the town of McComb, MS. McComb was a small town located on the route of the Illinois Central Railroad that ran from Chicago in the north to New Orleans in the south. He said one day while in town he noticed a large crowd gathered at the train station and went over to see what all the fuss was about. And there he saw it, a great sea monster. The creature was so large that it took two flat cars to hold it. Well he said, the flat cars contained only a part of the great creature, he never knew where the rest was. I said, granddaddy, what part of the monster was on the flat cars--it's head, the old man smiled as he puffed his pipe and said, it's dick. He always referred to that part of a males anatomy as "Dick".
The Skinning
Another afternoon while grandfather and I sat alone on the old front porch he related a story which was unexpected and out of character. I don't recall how the subject came up, I must have been about 14 or so at the time. Anyway, he said as a young teenager his father rode up to the house one night and told him to get on the horse behind him (keep in mind this would have been around 1910-1915. They then rode to a secluded wooded area where a crowd of men had gathered with their torches to light the night. And there in the dim light he could see a black man tied to a tree. What he said next shocked me. He said, the men began to skin the black man alive. I recall asking, grandfather what did that man do? He reply was short and to the point, "he raped and killed a white woman and her child". Nothing else was said and I knew not to ask any more questions. I never knew if great grandfather was a part of that mob, or just a spectator, but I have learned over the years not to judge past events using today's standards---only fools do that. Grandfather was a good and honest man, but in many ways a very practical man. I'll always cherish the memories of him with that old pipe and sitting in his lap as a very young boy on Saturday night listening to the Grand Ole Opry on that big old battery powered radio, before we had electricity at the old farm.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The World Sees A Weak White House

Below is a list of Obama's failures on the world stage this past week. Remember, the Obama who stood before hundreds of thousand of screaming Germans last year and promised a better world, the Obama who on all this trips abroad apologized again and again for all the past wrong of the United States(many of which were only in his mind and the minds of his radical friends), while seldom mentioning all the good works of the U.S. over the many years. All of this, many thought would bring the world to our door and make America once more the envy of the world. Bull crap, none of this happened. As a matter of fact the reverse is occurring and the world sees America as the bully sees the weakling on the beach and is kicking sand in our face. The world may not like a strong American president who asserts American power, but it is certainly no friend of a weak president who goes hat in hand. Welcome to the real world Mr. President, our new "Pussy-in-Chief"! MICHAEL GOODWIN: The World Turns on America and Its Weak White House

The score last week was distressing. America got its butt kicked all over the globe.

The French said no more soldiers for Afghanistan.

The Brits will send only a measly 500.

Pakistan is exploding.

The UN Human Rights Council approved its outrageous report of the Gaza war, accusing Israel of war crimes.

The Russians, after jerking us around on sanctions against Iran, said nyet.

The Chinese didn't bother to jerk us around, saying no without hesitation.

We have only ourselves to blame for much of this mess. President Obama is dithering on our commitment to Afghanistan, we didn't try very hard to protect Israel's right of self-defense at the UN, and our position on Iran remains maddeningly muddled.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton added to the confusion in an interview with ABC News. After saying, "We remain committed to preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear weapons power," she said sanctions would signal "a result of the diplomatic track failing. So we are committed to the diplomatic track."

Clinton, who in last year's campaign promised to "obliterate" Iran if it used nuclear weapons, now says she retains "a small space for doubt" that Iran is actually trying to get nukes. Incredible.

And Neville Chamberlain said Herr Hitler wanted peace. read more from FOX News

Self - Portrait

Obama Self-Portrait
I would have never guessed!
Above image from The Right Look

As Paul Harvey used to say
And now you know

"The Rest of the Story!"

Friday, October 23, 2009

Body of 7 year old Somer Thompson found in Garbage Dump

The recent murder of a young Florida girl whose body was found in a garbage dump some 40 miles from the crime scene has again generated outrage from many Americans. An outrage that will soon subside with the passage of time and not return until the next ghastly case occurs. This American this father and grandfather is mad as hell at our politically correct news media, our judiciary who often bends over backward to protect the so-called rights of these murdering perverts and our overall society which in many ways is also responsible for such tragedies.

As I read the many articles associated with this case some things began to jump off the page at me. The body was found at a landfill---just a politically correct way of saying "garbage dump"! Why so nice just call the thing a garbage dump, that is after all how they found the body of Somer by following the "garbage dump trucks". Next they are questioning numerous "registered sexual offenders"--what! We knew about these freaks: including some known pedophiles in the area---give me a damn break--pedophile! They are questioning convicted rapist, and other sexual deviants and perverts and child abusers and child rapist. The perverted sick bastard who committed this sick act may never be found, but when he is you can be assured on one thing and only one thing there will be a long line of defense attorneys waiting to defend him in our failing judicial system. He will be read his rights and given three hot meals a day and have access to cable TV and whatever free medical services he needs. And its safe to say the trial will take a year or more before it starts and if convicted it will be years if not decades before a death sentence is carried out, even if one is given. This is what our great judicial system as come to. Its no longer about the law abiding citizen but has become about the criminal and the attorneys. Attorneys have found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow at the expense of the American tax-payer for we pay their bills for appeal after appeal after appeal! And in the end the pervert may walk free from the jailhouse while the families like those of Somer Thompson cry for justice. Cries that will fall on the deaf ears of an uncaring judiciary and the vulture-like lawyers that hoover around our court houses throughout this once great country.

Its time for a revolution! We need to toss out all political correctness, we need to toss out all judges and start will a totally new slate, we need to change all state laws so that justice can be swift and decisive as the Constitution calls for, finally if necessary we need to amend the constitution to help bring about these changes. But let the people, the common man write the new amendments needed and not some pie-faced lawyers. The language needs to be clear and not subject to judicial review---let the words stand as written and not be subject to the whims of some bleeding heart liberal who knows whats best for us all, but can't even find his own asshole.

Praying For Somer Thompson and Her Family Is Not Enough

Let’s use our anger and our sadness at this latest tragedy to do something genuinely positive for our nation. Child protection should be a national effort from the top down and the bottom up.

When we heard the news about Somer Thompson's body being found in a Georgia landfill on Thursday, a colleague said that she was going to pray for the child and her family. I responded that I would do the same. But after I said that, I thought there had to be more that all of us could do to protect our children. There’s just been too many of these kinds of horrors in the news and an important innocence –childhood innocence— is at stake.

I believe prayer is helpful for Somer’s family and Somer herself, but I also believe that prayer can give us a necessary “time out” from which to consider what exactly is going on in our world and our communities today. Why the loss of innocence and more important what we can do about it.Bottom line: why can’t kids safely walk to school anymore?

First, we have to ask question, could they ever?

I remember as a kid growing up in Queens in the early 1960s. There was a child killer on the loose. The manhunt captured the city for weeks. After he was caught, life went on for me and my friends, but the first life lesson learned was to be careful who you talk to no matter how nice they appear to be.

So in a way, violent reality threatening children isn’t new. But I think all of us can agree –and the crime statistics back this up— the rate and horrific nature of crimes against children is much worse than when many of us were kids and it’s changing the way childhood is lived for the worse. Even after we heard about that child killer, we were more careful, but our innocence was still intact.

Today we often hear the talking head lawyers speak to the issue of the rights of the accused with little consideration to the rights of the victim(s). As a research trained psychologist, I understand their argument, but also understand that if a killer was a one-time child molester, the probability that they will engage in that behavior again is greater than 68 per cent.

So first we have to agree that the danger is out there and ask what we can do to protect the potential victims.

For starters, a blue-ribbon commission of behavioral scientists and criminologists should be established to study this abhorrent behavior and recommendations made on how best to protect our children from these type of crimes. The science needs to drive this one. If there really can’t be a “cure” to this behavior then we have to face the fact that our criminal justice system must make new provisions to accommodate the psychological reality of these perpetrators.

But more important, child protection should be a national effort from the top down and the bottom up.

Surely in these divided times, we can still come together as a nation to protect our children and build stronger communities. What better way than for communities to organize child-protection efforts and our community-organizer-in-Chief to make an America where kids can safely walk to school again a presidential priority? Let’s use our anger and our sadness at this latest tragedy to do something genuinely positive for our nation.

Even after we’ve made serious inroads against this problem, we’ll still have to face the fact that the world will never be 100% safe. This doesn’t mean that childhood innocence has to be lost. The second step after making things safer is to actively restore some degree of innocence to our children and communities through making innocence a priority. read more....

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Afghanistan: More Dollars and No Sense

When War was War and Not a Game!
More Dollars
The cost for each American soldier deployed to Afghanistan has now reached one million dollars per year. The cost of maintaining a Taliban soldier in the field for a similar period is somewhat difficult to estimate, but many find the figure to be under $3,000. This means the debt ratio is about 300 - 1, with the Taliban maintaining a overwhelming edge. The debt ratio is not however the only problem, but the ugly question of sanctuary is again hitting the American military in the face as it did in Korea, Vietnam, and to a certain extent in Iraq. The Taliban and their al Queda allies are more or less free to move between Pakistan and Afghanistan and we are powerless to attack them in their strongholds in the mountains of western Pakistan. Yes. we have the UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicles) with their hell-fire missiles that occasionally find an al Queda leader in a remote mud hut hidden in some mountain valley and dispatch that trusty Hell-fire against him at a cost of $100 to $200 thousand dollars each. The parts of this fallen leader are quickly gathered up and buried before sunset as is the custom in that part of the world. And a new leader is quickly named at a cost far less that the cost of sending the first on his trip to meet the many virgins. When I hear that we have killed another Taliban leader in the mountain of Pakistan, I almost laugh. Its like killing a single ant in the giant ant hill and calling that some kind of victory. This is not war, this is playing at war, this sadly has become a game with the young men of our country being the pawns in a protracted conflict we can never win with the current rules of engagement . We will lose this war without ever having lost a battle and the many young men who will never return to their families will have fallen in vain because of this great political game. The Taliban and al Queda will continue to be funded by the massive amounts of petro dollars coming from the Wahabis sects in the Gulf States and the enormous sums of money generated by the opium poppy in the mountains of Afghanistan.

No Sense
The way this war is being waged in the mountains of Afghanistan is absolute madness and insanity that is totally out of control and one that has its roots going back to the 1950's and the Korean War. In that conflict the U.S. government under the leadership of President Truman allowed a great American army to be stalemated in the mountains of Korea, and despite repeated request by the commander in the field General Douglas MacArthur for tactical nuclear weapons to be used they never were. Today we have a nuclear armed state in North Korea, a state that poses a serious threat to all of its neighbors in that region. A few years later in another part of the world French forces in Indochina faced a turning point in their struggle against a communist insurgency in what is now northern Vietnam. French forces were surrounded and outnumbered at the besieged fortress of Dien Bien Phu and after many request from the french government for tactical nukes to be used to break the siege Dien Bien Phu fell and we had the establishment of the communist state of North Vietnam and the stepping stone to the Vietnam war where tens of thousands of young American soldiers died. To this day the use tactical nuclear weapons remains off the table even though that decision has cost us tens of thousands of young Americans lives. At some point in the very near future the battle field situation will become so dire that an American President may be forced to revisit that decision and for once think about the troops in the field and not the journalist at the London Times. Even after seeing what happened in Korea and at Dien Bien Phu we entered another war where we were bound by old rules of engagement that had failed us in the past. Our enemy was allowed sanctuary---a place to regroup and rebuilt and a place from which to attack again and again. In Vietnam the American soldier never lost a major battle, but the government lost the war and Vietnam fell to the enemy. This is our current path in Afghanistan, a path we've traveled many times before and it will end in the same place--DEFEAT AND DISHONOR!

The defeat will not be of battles lost by our brave troops for none have been lost. And the dishonor will not fall on them for they are all, all honorable men. The defeat is the nations and the dishonor is ours. Ron Russell

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Has Obama Already Created an Enemies List!

One's first impression of the Obama administration's declaration of war on the FOX News network is that he is thin-skinned and cannot tolerate those who criticize his agenda. That could very well be true, but one must look to see if there is another reason for this full frontal assault on Fox. Glenn Beck referenced this yesterday on his show and his thinking was that this is simply a diversion, an attempt by Obama to have us look at the FOX vs Obama fight while Obamacare sneaks in the back door. I agree with Beck to some extent, but I personally think this is a effort to marginalize Fox News and the stories originating there. Recently we have seen the destruction(to a certain extent) of ACORN and several close Obama supporters by stories first put forth by FOX and originating on the Beck show. The Obamaites at 1600 PA ave are attempting to thwart any future attacks they fear are coming via Beck and Fox and this is what I see as their primary reason for the attack on FOX. I'm sure Glenn Beck knows this, but is far too modest to suggest such a thing on his show. Does Obama have an enemies list! You bet he does and Beck and others like him are at the top of what I suspect is a long and growing list. Add mine Mr President!

By Sen. Lamar Alexander
In 1969 and during the first half of 1970, I was a wet-behind-the-ears, 29-year-old staff aide in the West Wing of the Nixon White House. I was working for the wisest man in that White House whose name was Bryce Harlow. He was a friend of President Johnson, as well as the favorite staff member of President Eisenhower and President Nixon's first appointee.

Based upon that experience and my 40 years since then in and out of public life, I want to make what I hope will be taken as a friendly suggestion to President Obama and his White House, and it is this: Don't create an enemies list. read full story

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Early American Patriots Were Extremists

In recent months the term "right wing extremist" has been used a lot. We hear it coming from Janet Napolitano at DHS and others in the administration. So to settle the issue once and for all I admit to being a right wing extremist. In the American political system there are the right and the left extremes and the vast middle. And in our system, one that has served us well for 200+ years it is the political extremes that have put forth the new ideas and programs. Let me repeat its the extremes on the left and on the right that generate change. The vast middle for the most part go about their lives oblivious to the political events surrounding them and seldom venture into the arena. Yes, on election day some do go to the polls. Some will contend that its this vast silent majority, the great center that determines the outcome of our elections and sets the course of the nation. Nothing, absolutely nothing could be farther from the truth. The American extremes set the agenda it is they who fight to get their message out to those in the middle and which ever in most successful in that effort will carry the day. But always remember the agenda, the message did not come from the middle but from the extremes who drive the political debate. Sadly those in the American center are nothing but pawns to the extremes for those in the middle for the most part think there is little they can do to affect the outcome, and most could care less about the outcome in the great struggles---the masses are like sheep who will follow the Shepperd with the longest staff.
One should never forget that when the American Revolution began there was little support for that effort. The early American patriots were a lonely bunch as were those who supported the Crown. These two extremes of early American found little support from the common man, but as time progressed the center began to move in the direction of the early Patriots and in the end there cause, one of individualism and nationalism carried the day. Our nation is now at another crossroad where the modern day patriots are being challenged by the counter-revolutionary forces of the extreme left. Forces that would overturn the American Revolution and install a new system of collectivism and a new internationalism patterned after the United Nations for these forces on the left despise individualism and nationalism. The struggle has begun, not the struggle between right and left, but the struggle for the minds of those in the middle. One must remember that for the most part those in the center only concern themselves with one thing--a full belly and a roof over their heads. They are in many ways simple people who who love their god and their family, but have little use for politics and leave that to others. Its here that the battle must be won.
So if you are a true American Patriot, an American Patriot like those who stood on the greens at Lexington and Concord, then you my friend are an extremist and in this case a patriotic revolutionary extremism and those on the opposite side are not patriots, far from it, but they are the counter-revolutionary forces who would roll back the gains of our great American Revolution. So when those on the left claim to me as patriotic as the next man, you must stand up and confront them for what they are , the unpatriotic forces of the counter-revolution.

Sick Today

Not a good day for me, but did manage to get the below short post up. Sorry I can't visit my usual haunts this evening, but going to bed now!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

White House Urges Other Networks to Disregard Fox News

Its not FOX News its Glenn Beck. Beck is the real thorn in the side of the Obama administration but in order to go after him they must go after the entire FOX News organization for to single out one individual would give that person far too much status and they fully realize that. Other FOX News people have been on the scene for sometimes and can be tolerated by the Obama administration, but Beck drives home a message that is threatening to the likes of those in the White House. His is not the partisan voice of a Sean Hannity or the right of center voice of a Bill O'Reilley but the voice of the common man. A voice those on the far left must silence. Beck represents the original American Patriot and not a contemporary American political party. His is the voice of the American Revolution and the values it brought to this country---individualism and independence from from foreign control. He is a revolutionary, he is a true American patriot, and he and what he represents are the biggest threat to the counter-revolutionaries now in the White House. The American left has long thought of themselves as being revolutionaries, but that is not the case they are seeking to roll back those things the American Revolution brought about---individualism and nationalism. The left today sees these two things and they do not like them and they are seeking to bring about collectivism and a new type of internationalism which is yet to be defined, perhaps something like the United Nations. These counter-revolutionary forces in the White House see Beck as a serious and growing threat, a threat they can no longer ignore so they are attacking FOX News.

White House Urges Other Networks to Disregard Fox News
Senior Obama administration officials took to the airwaves Sunday to accuse Fox News of pushing a particular point of view and not being a real news network.

The White House is calling on other news organizations to isolate and alienate Fox News as it sends out top advisers to rail against the cable channel as a Republican Party mouthpiece.

Top political strategists question the decision by the Obama administration to escalate its offensive against Fox News. And as of Monday, the four other major television networks had not given any indication that they intend to sever their ties with Fox News.

But several top White House officials have taken aim at Fox News since communications director Anita Dunn branded Fox "opinion journalism masquerading as news" in an interview last Sunday.

White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel told CNN on Sunday that President Obama does not want "the CNNs and the others in the world [to] basically be led in following Fox."

Obama senior adviser David Axelrod went further by calling on media outlets to join the administration in declaring that Fox is "not a news organization."

"Other news organizations like yours ought not to treat them that way," Axelrod counseled ABC's George Stephanopoulos. "We're not going to treat them that way."

Asked Monday about another Axelrod claim that Fox News is just trying to make money, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that while all media companies fall under that description, "I would say sometimes programming can be tilted toward accentuating those profits."

But by urging other news outlets to side with the administration, Obama officials dramatically upped the ante in the war of words that began earlier this month with Dunn's comments.

So far, none of the four other major networks has given any indication that they wish to disinvite Fox News from the White House pool -- the rotation through which the networks share the costs and duties of White House coverage and the most significant interaction among the news channels.

The White House stopped providing guests to "Fox News Sunday" after host Chris Wallace fact-checked controversial assertions made by Tammy Duckworth, assistant secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, in August.

Dunn said fact-checking an administration official was "something I've never seen a Sunday show do."

"She criticized 'Fox News Sunday' last week for fact-checking -- fact-checking -- an administration official," Wallace said Sunday. "They didn't say that our fact-checking was wrong. They just said that we had dared to fact-check." read more from FOX News

Sunday, October 18, 2009

White House Says No Troop Decision Until Afghan Election is Resolved

Here we go again the Obama administration is now using a disputed election in Afghanistan to deny an American general additional troops in the field. Troops he evidently needs or they would have not been requested. Politics-politics and more politics are coming into play as a reluctant president who obviously has do desire to send more troops into a country that a few months ago he called vital to American security---the war that we needed to fight! Some misguided people say Obama is using this disputed election as an excuse to cave-in to his base. I contend this is not the case. Obama would have American forces withdrawn from Iraq and Afghanistan if he could see a way to justify that move. The man simply doesn't believe that troops are needed in those areas and that the war on terror should be a matter of police action and not military involvement. This position by Obama has a long, long history on the American left and Barack is certainly a member of that group. So for now the generals will have to wait, the soldiers in the field will have to make do without the help of additional support and the enemy will have more room to maneuver in the mountains of Afghanistan and position themselves so as to inflict greater causalities on American forces. Barack Himself Obama is not being indecisive but doing exactly what he always intended to do. In the end this man will leave both Iraq and Afghanistan if he is able to stay in office for two terms and America will the the weaker for it.

One last thing, no one wants to see American combat troops stay in Iraq or Afghanistan for years to come, but to totally withdraw would create a vacuum that a nation such as Iran or others would quickly fill. Too much blood and treasure has been lost not to maintain some type of American presence in this strategic part of the world.
It would be irresponsible to send more troops to Afghanistan until a legitimate and credible government is in place, the White House and top Democrats said Sunday.

White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel said the most critical issue facing U.S. strategy is whether the Afghans can be an effective partner in destroying Al Qaeda safe havens and bringing stability to the region.

"It would be reckless to make a decision on U.S. troop levels if in fact you haven't done a thorough analysis of whether in fact there's an Afghan partner ready to fill that space that U.S. troops would create and become a true partner in governing," Emanuel said in an interview Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."

Emanuel stressed that the central question is "not how much troops you have but whether in fact there's an Afghan partner."

As the White House faces mounting pressure in implementing a viable strategy in the 8-year-old war, the outcome of Afghanistan's Aug. 20 presidential election remains in question because of reported ballot fraud. Afghan President Hamid Karzai declared victory, but a runoff election with his closest challenger is now a possibility. read more at FOX News

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Arizona Sheriff Launches Immigration Sweep

Our man in Phoenix, Sheriff Joe Arpaio is definitely the patriot of the week if not the year. Every so often a man rises to face the enemy, not the enemy at the gates, but the enemy from within and this great patriot is Sheriff Joe. He is challenging the might of the federal government which is attemping to reign him in, to stop him from doing his constitutional duty. He is in effect telling Janet Napolitano, Eric Holder and their lord and master, Barack Himself Obama, to take a hike. I wish I could shake the man's hand and personally tell him how much I respect and admire his courage. This guy is truly a man among men. When lesser men all across the country are folding their hands when facing the bluff of "Himself" this man is still standing. Standing for American, standing for the law, standing for the principals of the founders. So I say, three cheers for Sheriff Joe.

This SURPRISE, Arizona — An Arizona sheriff known for cracking down on illegal immigrants launched a sweep in Phoenix on Friday, a half day after officials in Washington limited his powers to make federal immigration arrests.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose sweeps have led to allegations of racial profiling, said the rebuff from Washington won't stop him. He said he can still arrest immigrants under a state smuggling law and a federal law that gives all local police agencies more limited power to detain suspected illegal immigrants.

"It doesn't bother me, because we are going to do the same thing," said Arpaio, whose deputies had arrested 16 people by Friday evening on unspecified charges. "I am the elected sheriff. I don't take orders from the federal government."

The officers were participating in a federal program that grants a limited number of local police departments special powers to make immigration arrests and speed up deportation. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement stripped Arpaio of his power to let 100 deputies make federal immigration arrests, but renewed another agreement that allows 60 jail officers to determine the immigration status of people in jail.

The sheriff's sweeps in some heavily Latino areas of metro Phoenix have drawn criticism that Arpaio's deputies racially profile people. Arpaio said people pulled over in the sweeps were approached because deputies had probable cause to believe they had committed crimes and that it was only afterward that deputies found many of them were illegal immigrants.

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Arpaio's office over allegations of discrimination and unconstitutional searches and seizures.

"He is doing this to thumb his nose at the Obama administration," said Lydia Guzman, president of the Hispanic civil rights group Somos America. read more from FOX News

Friday, October 16, 2009

Obama's New Bill of Rights

The following changes in the Bill of Rights are desired by many American progressives and I suspect desired by Barack Hussein Obama. The Constitution, I believe, means little to this man who seeks to change an America he has little use for and one he wishes to set aside and replace with one that will fit into what he sees as the New World Order. A order that will be geared toward an all powerful state with little regard to the individual and individual rights. This is the vision, the dream, the hope and change American progressives are striving for; and the existing Bill of Rights stands in their path. Below we have a list, a wish list if you like of what they would have the new Bill of Rights to contain. This is not the dream of your fathers, but could very well be the dream of his father.
Amendment I
Pray shall be banned from all public building and public events. All references to God must be removed from public building of any kind and the word "God" shall no longer be used on American currency. Freedom of assemble to express grievances shall be restricted to no more than 10 people unless such groups are assembling under the guidance of labor unions or government worker groups. Freedom of the airways shall be completely regulated by the central government and no anti-government propaganda will be tolerated.

Amendment II
Ownership of all firearms shall be regulated by the federal government or by the existing restrictions found in the United Nations Charter.

Amendment III
The federal government and only the federal government will determine where U.S. Troops can be quartered. Individuals cannot refuse request from the central to quarter troops in their homes.

Amendment IV
The federal government shall have the right to enter and search any home of persons SUSPECTED of conspiring against the central government or any official of that government. Under special circumstances forces from the United Nations can enter private dwellings.

Amendment V
All private property is subject to laws protecting the public good and can be confiscated if deemed to be necessary by the central government. Persons charged with hate crimes or crimes against the state can be deprived of "due process" when such action is deemed to be for the public good and no bail shall be granted.

Amendment VI
Federal jurisdiction can be imposed in all criminal cases with the concurrence of the Attorney General of the United States. An citizen may be detained indefinitely if charged with crimes against the federal government. All citizens of the United States are subject to prosecution in the World Court.

Amendment VII
When rules of common law come into conflict with with the powers granted under recent federal court decisions those decisions will take precedent as will decisions of the World Court.

Amendment VIII
No bail shall be granted to those charged with crimes against the state or crimes against humanity as defined by the World Court.

Amendment IX
Rights not granted in this document are reserved to the federal government and to the United Nations.

Amendment X
Powers not specifically delegated to the individual states are reserved to the federal government or to the United Nations.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

House Republicans Call on Obama to Fire "Safe Schools Czar" Kevin Jennings

If a gay guy wants to look at my butt as I go down the street he has that right and I have the right to give him the finger salute and refer to his as queer or faggot which ever one crosses my mind first. But when that same guy starts insisting his life is more important than mine and calls for "hate crime laws" to afford him more legal protection than I have I draw the line. And when that same fellow tries to promote his life-style in our schools and generally throughout our society, I draw the line and this is what Kevin Jennings has done in the past and will continue to do as Obama's "safe school czar". In advancing their rights they are stepping on mine so I will resist as best I can. I've no use for queers and their message. For their current message is not one of tolerance, but one of advancing their agenda and their way of life and pushing it in the face of others!

Republicans today urged President Obama to fire his "safe schools czar," citing their concerns that Kevin Jennings wants to promote a "homosexual agenda" and that as a schoolteacher years ago he did not report that a young student told him he was romantically involved with an older man.

The members of Congress, in a letter to the president, called Jennings "unfit to serve" and said he should be immediately removed from his post. The letter was authored by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, who first called for Jennings' firing a week ago, and 52 other Republican colleagues.

"Kevin Jennings cannot gain the approval of parents who want their children safe and their schools drug free. You should replace him with someone who has a record of educating children in a safe and moral environment," they wrote.

Jennings, the founder of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, has described in writings and speeches how a high-school student confided to him in 1988 that he was having a relationship with an older man.

The student has since spoken out in defense of Jennings, claiming he was 16 at the time, which was the legal age in Massachusetts, and that he was not sexually active.

But Jennings has described the relationship as sexual, and in 2000 he said the boy was 15 years old. read more from FOX News

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Holiday Inn del Norte

As a result of the recent decision by the Department of Homeland Security to house illegal immigrants in hotels in this country signs are already popping up in many Mexican cities just south of the border announcing the great new Gringo Hotel, "Holiday Inn del Norte". The rates are unbelievable low (hell, its free) to all with one exception no American citizens are allowed. To qualify for this great deal you must be an illegal alien and present NO papers when checking in. Your stay at this great vacation spot is unlimited and includes free food (including refried beans, tacos, and tortillas daily), free drinks, free clothing, free bedding, free towels, free phone calls, free cable T.V.and some free Internet. The luxury pool is open to all guest, and management will only ask that any river mud be washed off before entering. No need to phone ahead for reservations, just show up in America without papers and you will be provided immediate transportation to the nearest Holiday Inn del Norte, but keep in mind no American citizens will be allowed, so if you have one leave them at home. The welcome mat is out for our friends south of the border. All this is available to our comrades in the south courtesy of Janet Napoltino, Barack Obama and the generous American taxpayers. So gather up your drug addicts, your criminals and other misfits and come to "Holiday Inn del Notre"!

The Department of Homeland Security announced last week that it plans to convert hotels, nursing homes, and other residential facilities into detention buildings to house "non-criminal, non-violent" illegal immigrants as they await court hearings and deportation to their native countries.

Thanks to the Department of Homeland Security, advocates on both sides of the illegal immigration debate have finally found common ground. They both agree that housing illegal immigrants in hotels while they await hearings and deportation is the wrong way to solve a national problem.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Assistant Secretary John Morton announced last week that the DHS plans to convert hotels, nursing homes, and other residential facilities into detention buildings to house "non-criminal, non-violent" illegal immigrants while their cases are considered.

While there won't be room service or a mini-bar, officials and immigration reform advocates say converted hotels will be far better housing than the overcrowded, prison-like detention facilities illegals are currently placed in.

"There have been scores of deaths in detention centers and a lot of these people are nonviolent and awaiting civil deportation," said Marshall Fritz, director of immigration policy for the Center for American Progress. "The idea of a less punitive setting is a welcome one."

But the initiative is being roundly criticized by immigration reform advocates, who say it does little to change an underlying, flawed immigration system, and by deportation advocates, who say it is a drain of public funds.

Fritz and others say the very idea of using converted hotels to detain illegal immigrants underscores some of the "absurdities" of current immigration policy.

"They're converting the longstanding detention model into a hospitality model," said Bob Dane, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform. "Instead of focusing resources where it would do the best -- enforcement -- they're retrofitting Ramada Inns with no specifics as to the security aspects."

"It doesn't change what we have -- and that's a dysfunctional, Draconian system based on a law that is unworkable," added David Leopold, president of the American Immigrations Law Association. "We detain far too many people at high costs to the American taxpayer, with no real benefit."

The Department of Homeland Security did not respond to repeated requests for comment.

While Leopold said he applauds the administration's efforts to make detention centers more "civil," he said he advocates less expensive, less restrictive measures like ankle bracelets to ensure illegal immigrants' presence at court hearings.

"People accused of vary serious drug crimes walk out of court all the time with ankle bracelets, while illegal immigrants who have never even been suspected of a crime get locked up all the time," he said.

But critics say that illegal immigrants have committed a crime -- entering the United States illegally -- and that they should be punished through speedy detention and deportation. read more from FOX News

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The MOP (Massive Ordnance Penetrator)

Recently the Pentagon has revived speculation about an advanced "bunker buster" bomb. The original "mother of all bombs" was tested back in 2003, supposedly as a threat to Saddam Hussein's underground bunkers. This new version is said to be 10 times more powerful than the original version. Many view this announcement by the Pentagon as a move directed at Iran and North Korea. I see this announcement simply as a ploy directed at those two countries and not as a real threat. I do not feel the current administration will use such a weapon against Iran and certainly not against North Korea. The news of this massive "bunker buster" will fall on deaf ears in Tehran as we've not followed through with any of our previous threats. Sabre rattling will never work unless the sword is occasionally removed from its sheath.
Reuters reported today, “Pentagon eyes accelerated "bunker buster" bomb,” that the USAF was rushing development of a new bunker buster bomb, the 30,000 pound Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP). It is a warning to both Iran and North Korea that the US had the conventional capability to hit reinforced nuclear facilities in both countries. An earlier version of the MOP, the 21,000 pound GBU 43 dubbed ‘the mother of all bombs’ had been successfully tested by the USAF 53rd Air Weapons Evaluation Group at the Tyndall Air Base range in Florida’s Panhandle in 2003. The precision-guided MOP could penetrate underground structures to a depth of 200 feet. Air Force spokespersons indicated the MOP could be available by mid-2010 pending Congressional authorization. The mammoth weapon could be delivered by either the aging fleet of B-52’s based in Diego Riviera in the Indian Ocean or by the B-2 Stealth bombers from bases in the US. As Secretary Gates was in Israel last week speaking with Israeli security officials and PM Netanyahu, perhaps those sessions prompted this Reuters report to show that the US was serious about playing a possible military option card in the media war against both Iran and North Korea. This comes on the heels of a London Times report this weekend that Iran has the capability of assembling a nuclear bomb, awaiting a decision from Supreme Ruler, Ayatollah Khamenei. Earlier in 2005 Israel had ordered delivery from the Pentagon of upwards of 100 5,300 pound laser-guided GBU-28’s for possible missions against Iranian nuclear facilities targets with its front-line F-15b’s. read more

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Obama Supporter

The elites and academics all have told us over and over that Barack Obama is perhaps the most intelligent, one of the best educated, and certainly one of the greatest orators we have ever had as president. Is he all of the above, and is this why has these recognized leaders of academia and the east and west coast elitists are virtually swooning over his mere presence. What is this fascination with this heretofore virtually unknown senator from Illinois. Is it his undeniable charm, his youth, his appearance---what is the fascination these people have with Obama. Could it be the fact that he is black and that most liberals have deep guilt feelings toward the way they perceive blacks were repressed in the past and see this as a opportunity to somehow right a wrong. Perhaps its all of these. I do feel a need to point out however, that if Barack were a black conservative then none of these things would cause liberals to support or much less praise this man. So the bottom line is not his race, it is not his charm, it is not his academic standing, it is not his youth, it is not his appearance, it is his political ideology. True his liberalism is the overriding factor and his other attributes are just gravy for the elites and the academics. He is in effect, everything rolled into one for those on the left. The tingle that Chris Matthews, and others of a like mind feel when they see and hear this man is no mystery, he represents all that they believe in. He is to put it bluntly, their god. In him they see a path to a new future and the prospect of the great society they have long envisioned. These, so-called progressives, do not like the America that has, in most cases given them a great life, but favor the establishment of a new order in which the government will be the great equalizer and lift up the down-trodden (as they see them) in our society. They think that everyone has the same ambitions and drives that they have, and those that are left behind have only a repressive government to blame. They see the existing form of government as the problem ---individuals, in their minds, are all eager for a better life. To them government, and only government has the ability to help those left behind. What the liberal cannot grasp, cannot understand is that the drive for success does not exist in everyone. Some are content with their positions, but others feel that they are owed something---sadly, many fit into the category. They people are ripe pickings for the progressives. Those progressives with their misguided beliefs that think they can actually help. There is a common bond between these two groups---one who feels he is owed something and the other who feels he owes him something. The sad fact is that neither can, in the end be satisfied. Utopia is a wonderful dream, but a rational man will recognize it for what it is ---just a dream. The drive for perfection is often a good thing, but the act of taking from one to give to another will in the end destroy the prosperity of all. Sadly the Obama supporter will never see this.

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Law of Unintended Consequences

I recently read a post at Texas Freds via The Liberty Sphere that brought to mind an earlier post of mind about "Obama's Revolution". So I thought I would re-post this article. I apologize to my readers who may have already read this but I felt it appropriate so that my new readers take a look at it in view of what's happening on the national scene and Obama's march toward what appears to be the destruction of the national economy. I've re-titled this post to reflect what I believe will be something unforeseen by Obama.





Run-a-way inflation will be the catalyst, the

spark, that ignites the great fire that will

sweep across the nation. Attempts will be made

to control it. The now, all powerful central

government, will mandate draconian

measures including wage and price controls.

These and other measures will prove

impudent in face of the onrushing events.

Incidents of discontent will at first be sporadic

but will continue with an almost geometric

growth in there numbers and intensity. Local

authorities will quickly find themselves unable

to maintain order and will call on the state

officials for help. The National Guard will be

sent into those areas most affected by the

ever increasing violence. The large urban

areas will bear the brunt of these quickly

escalating events. The Guard will soon

find itself powerless to control things.

The disturbances will be too numerous and

wide-spread. In desperation, the

President will order regular army units into

the most seriously affected regions. These

measures will meet with success in those

places where large numbers of troops can be

concentrated, however by this time the

violence has spread to the suburbs

and to some rural areas. The situation is

now, OUT-OF-CONTROL! The military leaders

will be the first to recognize this and will take

action against those in power, who they

now hold responsible for the cascading

violence now sweeping the nation.

The revolution is over and a military coup has

installed a new civilian government.

Unchecked this could be Obama's road to


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University of Wisconsin Ditches Faculty Speech Code

This recent move by the University of Wisconsin was unexpected and a move toward sanity on that very liberal campus. I should say this did not come without the nudging of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Most major universities across the country still maintain speech codes restricting faculty and in many cases student from using certain so-called "offensive" words. Political correctness has invaded most campuses resulting in often severe restrictions on what can and cannot be said. All to often, those most restricted by these draconian measures are those on the right. Constitutional guarantees afforded by the First Amendment are tossed aside in favor of political correctness. Unfortunately it takes years for these measures to reach the courts even after they are challenged. This Wisconsin case came as a result of measures instituted by Donna Shalala in 1989, when she was chancellor at that school.

Our great colleges and universities are suppose to have a free and open exchange of ideas, but what has happened over the past years is that there has been a concerted effort by forces on the left to restrict opposing views, ideas, and even words offensive to them and the result has been a lost of academic freedom and a resulting imposition of a single political view point. I contend this was done deliberately and with a full knowledge of the end result. A result that we the tax-payers have funded in the case of our public institutions. Freedom of speech is vital and demanded by the Constitution at public and private institutions. And it is time for the federal courts to accert and demand that constitutional rights be given to all who attend our colleges. To avoid this issue, to neglect this duty is nothing short of treason. Our schools are vital to the future of this country. The change at UW is welcome, but it is only a very small step toward true academic freedom.

U. Wisconsin-Madison Ditches Faculty Speech Code
Eric Langborgh

In a triumphant shout of, "It’s a great day for freedom!" University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty senator Lester Hunt and other defenders of freedom trumpeted the Faculty Senate’s decision to essentially abolish the university’s long-standing faculty speech code. This voluntary action comes six years after the Wisconsin Supreme Court deemed student speech codes unconstitutional.

After 17 months of studying and debating speech code options, the Faculty Senate voted 71-62 to approve legislation to allow "all members of the university to express openly their ideas and opinions."

Jason Shepard, student committee member and a supporter of abolishing the speech code, called the legislation "historic" and stated that "this is the first time a university has voluntarily repealed its speech code."

The faculty speech code had been in effect since 1989, when then-Chancellor Donna Shalala instituted new rules under a section titled "Unprotected expressive behavior subject to discipline."

Wisconsin’s faculty speech code, like many at other universities, had sought to control "offensive speech" through diversity codes under what has come to be called "hostile environment doctrine." Recently, Pennsylvania State University became the latest in a long line of colleges around the country to come under fire for suppressing free speech under this rule. Hostile environment doctrine was also the subject of Alan Charles Kors and Harvey A. Silverglate’s book The Shadow University: The Betrayal of Liberty on America’s Campuses.

Jonathan Rauch, author of Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought and senior writer for National Journal magazine, says that under this doctrine anyone who feels they are in a hostile environment can file suit against the individual or group creating that environment.

This notion came to a head earlier this year when a University of Wisconsin (UW) student accused one of her professors of contributing to a hostile environment by repeatedly offending her. In a case eerily similar to the recent incident in the Washington, DC mayor’s office, Amelia Rideau, a junior, left the class in tears after her professor repeatedly used the word "niggardly."

According to the American Heritage College Dictionary, the word "niggardly" is an adjective used to describe a meager, petty manner. However, Rideau felt that by using this word her English professor, Standish Henning, was singling her out as the only black in the class. "This is a professor who knew that word offended me, and…still repeated it," she said.

Henning decided to use the incident to spur a valuable discussion in his class about the implications of language.

Shepard characterized the incident by saying, "the word ‘niggardly’ does not debase the student on the basis of race. I don’t think it is punishable…even if it is annoying. read full article

Friday, October 9, 2009

Senate Leaning Toward Increasing Those Covered by Hate Crimes Law

Anyone who attacks a gay person, anyone who attacks a black person for no reason other that their color or sexual orientation should be punished, but to set aside those two groups or others and say those crimes are greater than an attack on a 12 year boy or a old white man is something totally Un-American. Something we as fair-minded people should condemn. Yet, this is what the Congress is moving toward. For one American to have greater protection than another under the laws of this country is repugnant and cannot be justified by any thinking American. Those who support such legislation are clearly playing toward special interest groups who think their rights out weight the rights of the average person. This is a simple common sense matter, however many seek to complicate the obvious in order to please these special interest groups. This law will most certainly pass and it is just another slap at the common man.

Social Conservatives Mount Last-Ditch Effort to Stop Hate Crimes Bill
Social conservatives opposed to a hate crimes bill that would extend federal protection to gay and transgender victims and nearing passage in Congress are mounting a last-ditch effort to defeat it.

Social conservatives opposed to a hate crimes bill that would extend federal protection to gay and transgender victims are mounting a last-ditch effort to defeat it -- even as it nears passage in Congress

The House voted Thursday to make it a federal crime to assault people because of their sexual orientation, significantly expanding the U.S. hate crimes law enacted in the days after the 1968 assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr..

The Senate is expected to pass the bill, allowing federal prosecutors for the first time to intervene in cases of violence perpetrated against gays.

No one is arguing against the prosecution of assaults. But opponents, fearing threats to free speech under broad interpretations of the legislation, are pushing voters to contact their senators to voice their displeasure over the expansion of the existing law. They acknowledge the odds are against them.

"It's going to be very difficult to defeat at this stage," said Mathew Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel, a law firm that works on religious freedom cases.

Staver said he is hoping for a "groundswell of support" to stop the bill dead in its tracks and at the very least raise awareness of the bill's far-reaching impact. If that fails, Staver said his groups is "strongly considering" filing a lawsuit based on the broad language of the bill that he says would allow federal intervention into past cases, including ones of alleged rape.
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The Stealthy Troll

Recently I have come into contract with a stealthy troll via a long time "former" friend of mine, Stogie at Saber Point. Normally, I don't put much stock in trolls and seldom engage with the little weasels. This guy is the exception. He has evidently been on numerous visits to my blog looking for post that contain some racial references and then checks out my blogroll and proceeds to go to some of those sites where he engages the unsuspecting target with a very good dialog on race. He is never directly confrontational there, but his goal is to point out things about someone else's blog in hope of turning one against the other. Sadly my former friend Stogie took the bait and the stealthy little troll reeled in a big one and Stogie dropped me from his blog roll. While at the same time saying he doesn't link to friends of Texas Fred, however I see some of Freds friends on his links. Stogie at Saber Point is a nice guy and most of his post are great and well thought out, but he is evidently weak and unsure of some of his positions and subject to turn on a dime. The troll actually did me a favor and I am happy to find out the truth about someone who I thought to be a strong conservative, but who is in reality something quite different. I will not provide the link of the nasty little troll, but he is know as "Mnut". Be careful when he visits your site for he is a very good writer, but his intentions are not good and as soon as he has accomplished his mission he will leave for his next victim. I am leaving you a link to the post of Stogie's where he folded to this troll. Stogie's Fold

This post is not directed against Stogie at Saber Point, but simply a troll-warning to be on watch for this sneaky little weasel.
The following is a copy of my final comment on Saber Point. I'm putting it up here because I'm not sure it will be posted there:
This is my final comment on your blog Stogie. Don't know if you will post it or not, but rest assured it will be posted on mine. You write some very good articles and I've enjoyed reading them in the past. I do respect your writing skills and very sorry that you are stuck out there on the west coast in the Bay Area. I have made many visits to your blog over the past months and left numerous comments on your blog. Your visits to mine have been sparse and usually only when I mentioned a specific post of mine that I wanted you to check out. I'm very aware that my writing skills are not in your league and that you may look down on my feeble effort at blogging. That's OK. I must tell you however, that I try to make return visits to all who visit my blog---I'm not always successful, but I do try. Sorry, Stogie I can't say the say for you. As for my views on race, I think they fall in the main stream and I am honestly shocked that you let a little sneaker troll define my attitude on this. Sure my comments are straight forward and devoid of political correctness. A thing which you evidently value---so be it. I've been called racist, redneck, and recently hillbilly by Mnut on your blog something which is evidently OK in your world of political correctness. And yet through all of this I refused to use the "N" word except in satire pieces which those like Mnut take out of context. Stogie, my "ex-friend" you have been had by one of the oldest tricks in the book and I'm surprised you took the bait.

Gore-Backer Automaker Secures $529 Million Taxpayer Loan

Chalk this one up for Gore and company and we pick up the tab for a greenies pipe dream. $529,000,000 to build a hybrid car that will cost about $89,000 is out of the range of most Americans. As I see it this is enough money to build almost 6000 of these dreams cars. Hell they could just give away the first 3000 and have a quarter of a billion left to buy champagne to toast us dumb American taxpayers. Why is it every time a read a article about almost anything we are getting screwed by the White House gang. I predict this car will never reach the U.S. market and should it, they will be quickly snapped up by the Hollywood elite who will park them in their drive ways as a status symbol. A symbol only, because they will be driving their Bentleys and Rolls Royces of course they will buy their carbon credits to offset the 5 mpg their Rolls gets.

The federal government has loaned $529 million to Fisker Automotive Inc., a small car company backed by former Vice President Al Gore to help build a hybrid sports car in Finland that will sell for about $89,000, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Former Vice President Al Gore's campaign to save the planet from global warming has netted him a Nobel Peace Prize, an Academy Award and now $529 million in taxpayer money.

The federal government has loaned $529 million to Fisker Automotive Inc., a small car company backed by Gore to help build a hybrid sports car in Finland that will sell for about $89,000, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Fisker isn't the only automaker to reap millions from Uncle Sam. Tesla Motors Inc., which offers a $109,000 British-built electric Roadster, received a $465 million government loan. Tesla is a California startup that focuses on all-electric vehicles. It has won a number of celebrity endorsements and is backed by investors that have contributed to Democratic campaigns. read more

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

NASA Downgrades Asteroid-Strike Threat

We may have dodged this bullet, but the awful truth is that tens of thousands of these things are zipping through space at great speeds. Many in paths we know about but most remain undetected in their flights around the sun. As late as the 1950's astronomers used to look at the moons many craters thinking that these huge craters were caused by volcanic activity only in later years did we learn that these many craters were caused by the violent impacts of asteroids and meteorite's. And in recent years we are beginning to see the many large asteroid impact sites all over the earth. These were difficult to locate due to the weathering process that exist here on Earth, but with the help of satellite imaging hundreds of major impact sites have been located. Many of these craters are miles across and if such an event would occur today life as we know it would cease. The impact of an asteroid only one mile in diameter in California would create a land tidal wave hundreds of feet high that would sweep across the United States at a speed of about 500 miles an hour literally going coast to coast destroying everything in it path with a resulting dust cloud that would cover the entire earth causing severe climatic changes for tens of years.

The odds are against this happening in our life-time. But the fact is that it will happen again and again in the future and there is little we can do to prevent it. And another frightening truth exist. If such a object is on path to impact the earth in the near future and the authorities know about it you can be sure we, the public will be left in the dark. We will not know the awful truth until the atmosphere is set on fire by the heat of entry and we view the massive fire ball that pushes up through the stratosphere. A fireball that will be seen for hundreds of miles from the impact point. And then we will hear the distant rumble of the fast approaching tidal wave of earth that is barreling down on us with the speed of a jet plane. Not a pretty picture, but a reality that is unavoidable and final! Man-made global warming, Ha! This could be the real thing!

NASA says the chances of an 885-foot (270-meter) asteroid striking Earth in 2036 have been downgraded.

Scientists initially believed there was a 1-in-45,000 chance that Apophis could hit the planet on April 13, 2036. But NASA said Wednesday the threat has been dropped to 1-in-250,000 after it recalculated the asteriod's path.

Earth got a scare in 2004, when initial readings suggested the newly discovered Apophis seemed to have a chance of hitting in 2029. Further observations ruled out any possibility of an impact. read more from FOX News