Monday, November 30, 2009

Governor Huckabee and Clemency

It beginning to look like it happening again with a governor letting loose a killer on the American people. This time it was former governor Mike Huckabee of Arkansas who is not some far left liberal turning loose another Willy Horton, but supposedly a strong conservative with at least one eye on the White House in 2012. Huckabee your record isn't very good, Wayne DuMond in 1999, who went on to rape and kill again in Missouri and now add Maurice Clemmons in Washington state. We are aware that governor Huckabee only reduced the sentence of Clemmons making him eligable for parole and that the parole board issued the final order for his release, a release however that would have not been possible without the governor's kind and caring hand. We are also aware that Clemmons was later arrested on a parole violation and released again and this falls on the judge in that specific case. There is certainly enough blame to go around here. But Arkansas, under Huckabee's administration seems to be in the exporting business and is sending its released rapist and killers to other states. Well Huck, its time to look the other way for your chances of getting my vote are getting slimmer and slimmer with each passing day. Your bleeding heart does not fit my criteria for the office of President, I would just as soon vote to re-elect Obama. Below is a old article from the Arkansas Leader a worthwhile read and one that takes a serious look at former Governor Huckabee's record.
Arkansas clemencies outpace other states

___If you're wondering how Gov. Huckabee's hundreds of clemencies compare with neighboring states, get ready for a shocker.
___ Huckabee leads the pack.
___ He has issued more commutations and pardons than all of the six neighboring states combined.
From 1996 through July 2004, Arkansas had more clemencies than all neighboring states combined. One-third of Texas clemencies were for people convicted with planted evidence.
___Governors seldom reduce sentences in other states – and almost never for murderers serving life without parole or for rapists or for habitual drunk drivers, while in Arkansas it's a regular habit with Huckabee.
___ Other governors use their clemency power only rarely, while Huckabee has made it routine. As we've told you before, he has issued more than 700 pardons and commutations during his eight years in office – more than 137 this year alone – and more than his three predecessors combined.
___ Here are the figures for neighboring states since 1996, when Huckabee took office (and keep in mind the population of these states is nearly 20 times ours):
___ >> Louisiana – 213.
___ >> Mississippi – 24.
___ >> Missouri – 79.
___ >> Oklahoma – 178.
___ >> Tennessee – 32.
___ >> Texas – 98 (in-cludes 36 inmates released because they were convicted on drug charges with planted evidence).
___ Total: 624 vs. Huckabee's 703.
___ Governors in neighboring states almost never grant killers clemency, while Huckabee has commuted the sentences of a dozen murderers.
___ "That is extremely rare here," said one corrections official in a neighboring state.
___ She recalled one case in the early 1990s when the governor commuted a killer's sentence and none since then.
___ In Texas, we could find only one clemency case for a killer.

Texas clemancies are rare, even though its prison population is 12 times bigger than ours. Half of the pardons in 2003 were for fraudulent convictions.

Gov. Clinton granted 426 pardons and commutations, but he issued far fewer after he returned to office in 1983. That trend toward fewer clemencies continued in the 1980s under two other governors, but Gov. Huckabee has accelerated the number of clemencies and go over 1,000 if the trend continues.

___ Governors in the states we studied grant clemencies only on special occasions, such as when they leave office. Last January, after Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, a Democrat, lost his re-election bid, he issued 16 clemencies, and there was a huge outcry. That's how many Huckabee averages per month.
___ By contrast, Haley Barbour, Mississippi's new Republican governor, has issued no clemencies all year, nor has Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, Louisiana's new governor, a Democrat.
___ In Tennessee, Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat, has issued no clemencies since he took office in January 2003.
___ Rex Nelson, Huckabee's communications director, has tried to put a positive spin on his boss' sorry record.
___ "The application process varies from state to state," Nelson told the Leader. "There is no rhyme or reason. It's an apples-to-oranges comparison. The only real comparison is Arkansas governors and the percent they (commute) compared to prison population. Texas has constitutionally one of the weakest governors in the nation."
___ Actually, our comparisons are fair and accurate, and the Huckabee record looks bad no matter which governor you compare him with over the last 20 years.
___ Is it any wonder that Arkansas prosecutors from both parties are upset with Huckabee, a Republican?
___ Saline County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Herzfeld, a long-time critic of Huckabee's clemencies and a Democrat, said, "These facts de-monstrate that our governor has an extremely skewed approach to granting executive clemency. He seems to believe that granting clem-ency to murderers, rapists, drunk drivers and other convicted criminals is a part of the everyday affairs of the governor's office rather than something that he should approach cautiously and selectively. Executive clemency should be rare, and there should be very specific reasons."
___ Herzfeld continued, "Although he has promised to reform his clemency procedures because of tremendous public outrage these past few months, this governor has not promised to decrease the number of clemencies he grants.
___ "Hopefully, when he sees these numbers, Gov. Huckabee will be shocked into reality, and come to understand that he is inexcusably out of sync with not only the people of Arkansas, but also his fellow governors," Herzfeld concluded.
___ When he was told about the clemencies in neighboring states, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Larry Jegley, another Democrat, said, "They confirm my original instinct – that clemencies (in Arkansas) are used on a wholesale basis. The power of clemency is not being used in a circumspect and judicious fashion. I'm still dumbfounded looking at the numbers in the neighboring states."
___ Although Herzfeld is skeptical about Huckabee's promise to be more open when he considers clemencies in the future, the governor has had a rude awakening as victims' families and the Legislature are pushing to restrain the governor's clemency powers.
___ Jegley and Herzfeld agree that clemencies are not always wrong, but granting them without restraint makes a mockery of the jury system and invites cynicism.
___ Until our series of columns, Huckabee ignored his critics and kept on issuing more pardons and commutations.
___ But he has now withdrawn several clemencies for murderers and may slow the pace of clemencies in the future.
___ Huckabee has never leveled with the public about why he has issued more clemencies than his three predecessors combined – or all of his fellow governors in the surrounding states.
___ "I still believe in the power of clemencies," Jegley said.
___ "They're what make the judicial system great. They're an escape valve that can set the process close to right in the unlikely event something goes wrong (during the prosecution of a case)."
___ But, he says, Huckabee has gone overboard and has made clemencies look like acts of favoritism. During all his years in office, the only time Huckabee has claimed a miscarriage of justice was in the case of Wayne DuMond, who he thought had been framed for rape.
___ Although Huckabee changed his mind about commuting DuMond's sentence, DuMond went free after the governor met with his parole board.
___ DuMond is now serving a life sentence for murder in Missouri, where, the record shows, it's unlikely the governor will pardon him any time soon.

They're not laughing with our governor
____Gov. Huckabee isn't laughing out loud anymore when it comes to the touchy subject of clemencies.
____ Until last week, Huckabee and his staff thought it was pretty funny when a prosecutor criticized one of the governor's all too frequent clemencies. It was nobody's business but Mike's.

Let us not whitewash governor's Clemencies
____Gov. Huckabee surprised his critics yesterday and admitted he's been wrong.
____ After weeks of pressure from victims' families, prosecutors and this column, Gov. Huckabee has changed his mind about granting clemency to several murderers, including a psychopath who killed a Gravel Ridge more from Arkansas Leader read more for Arkansas Leader

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Swiss Vote To Ban Mosque Minarets

Have the Swiss finally found their long missing backbone. It seems maybe they have, although liberal political leaders in that country oppose this ban which is clearly the supported by the general public. Sound familiar doesn't it. Recent polls had show that this measure would fail, but on election day the Swiss voted overwhelmingly to ban the construction of future mosque minarets. The people have spoken and the progressive political parties in Switzerland have suffered a stunning defeat. It does seem that when the man on the street gets to vote the outcome is often very different than that when only the politicians vote. Congratulations Switzerland for coming out of the stupor of political correctness and seeing the onrushing threat of Islam.
Swiss Vote to Ban Mosque Minarets By ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS,
Swiss voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional ban on minarets on Sunday, barring construction of the iconic mosque towers in a surprise vote that put Switzerland at the forefront of a European backlash against a growing Muslim population.
Muslim groups in Switzerland and abroad condemned the vote as biased and anti-Islamic. Business groups said the decision hurt Switzerland's international standing and could damage relations with Muslim nations and wealthy investors who bank, travel and shop there.

Campaign posters from a right-wing Swiss party depict minarets as missiles.

"The Swiss have failed to give a clear signal for diversity, freedom of religion and human rights," said Omar Al-Rawi, integration representative of the Islamic Denomination in Austria, which said its reaction was "grief and deep disappointment."
About 300 people turned out for a spontaneous demonstration on the square outside parliament, holding up signs saying, "That is not my Switzerland," placing candles in front of a model of a minaret and making another minaret shape out of the candles themselves.
"We're sorry," said another sign. A young woman pinned to her jacket a piece of paper saying, "Swiss passport for sale."
Skip over this content The referendum by the nationalist Swiss People's Party labeled minarets as symbols of rising Muslim political power that could one day transform Switzerland into an Islamic nation. The initiative was approved 57.5 to 42.5 percent by some 2.67 million voters. Only four of the 26 cantons or states opposed the initiative, granting the double approval that makes it part of the Swiss constitution.
Muslims comprise about 6 percent of Switzerland's 7.5 million people. Many are refugees from the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s and about one in 10 actively practices their religion, the government says.
The country's four standing minarets, which won't be affected by the ban, do not traditionally broadcast the call to prayer outside their own buildings.
The sponsors of the initiative provoked complaints of bias from local officials and human-rights group with campaign posters that showed minarets rising like missiles from the Swiss flag next to a fully veiled woman. Backers said the growing Muslim population was straining the country "because Muslims don't just practice religion."
"The minaret is a sign of political power and demand, comparable with whole-body covering by the burqa, tolerance of forced marriage and genital mutilation of girls," the sponsors said. They said Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan compared mosques to Islam's military barracks and called "the minarets our bayonets." Erdogan made the comment in citing an Islamic poem many years before he became prime minister.
Anxieties about growing Muslim minorities have rippled across Europe in recent years, leading to legal changes in some countries. There have been French moves to ban the full-length body covering known as the burqa. Some German states have introduced bans on head scarves for Muslim women teaching in public schools. Mosques and minaret construction projects in Sweden, France, Italy, Austria, Greece, Germany and Slovenia have been met by protests.
But the Swiss ban in minarets, sponsored by the country's largest political party, was one of the most extreme reactions. read more from AOL News

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Tiger Woods on the Wrong End of His No.1 Iron

Golfing great Tiger Woods mysterious 2AM crash outside his upscale home is now solved. The great golfer after a heated exchange with his wife over an affair with a New York socialite found himself confronted by his wife wheeling his trusty #1 iron. As his wife flew into an uncontrollable rage and began swinging the club wildly Tiger fled the house for the safety of his Cadillac Ecaslade with the angry wife in hot pursuit. Locking his doors behind him the angry wife followed, and began hitting the car with the golf club causing the great golfer to stomp the accelerator in an attempt to flee his wife, who by this time was in a complete jealous rage. I don't know what Tiger was expecting for this is "par for the course" for the "hole-in-one" he scored in the Big Apple. Tiger is fortunate in that he is a great golfer and not a member of the U.S. Pistol team. Until this hour the Tiger, who now seems more like a little pussy cat, has refused to talk to police about this incident and has lawyered up, perhaps still feeling the sting of Elin's wrath. This is just my account of that evening and is pure speculation, but it does sound plausible in the absence of eye witnesses, lack of cooperation from the Wood's and the mangled no.1 iron.

Tiger Woods' bizarre overnight car crash outside his Florida home came only two days after the National Enquirer published an article claiming the golf champ was having an affair.
Police said they had no knowledge of a fight between Woods, 33, and his wife, Elin, before Woods left their house at 2:25 a.m. Friday — backing out of his driveway and plowing into a fire hydrant and a neighbor's tree in a gated community near Orlando.
The Enquirer's explosive story hit the stands Wednesday contending that Woods has been seeing New York night club hostess Rachel Uchitel and that the pair recently were spotted in Melbourne while Woods was playing in the Australian Masters tournament.
SLIDESHOW: Tiger Woods
Uchitel denied having an affair with Woods when contacted by Fox News and said the Enquirer story was completely fabricated.
She said she barely knows the tabloid paper's sources and only has met them twice.
"I don't know who they are," Uchitel told Fox. "These two women put this out there. This is not something I want to be involved with at all. I'm not trying to go out there saying I'm having an affair with Tiger Woods."
Uchitel said she is in the process of retaining an attorney.
A representative from the National Enquirer declined comment.
Woods was found lying in the street with his wife hovering over him when authorities arrived at the scene, according to Windermere, Fla., Police Chief Daniel Saylor.
Saylor said Woods' wife told officers she was in the house when she heard the accident and "broke the back window with a golf club."
"She supposedly got him out and laid him on the ground," he said. "He was in and out of consciousness when my guys got there." read more from FOX News

Church Apologizes for Massacring Native Americans

Four hundred years of silence is finally broken in the age of political correctness and probably what was once considered a victory over the enemy is now seen as a massacre of the humble and peaceful native American at the hands of the cruel and violent white men who raped, pillaged and plundered the villages of the passive Indians. I have little doubt that such things did occur, but let us not forget that this was done by both sides and in the end one side had to win and yes, it was the early white settlers. Those who carry the banner of political correctness today would if they could have these roles reversed. However, since they are unable to do this they will have to be content with their apologizes whether they are deserved or not. Our current president has this mind set and has given a long string of apologizes for what he sees as past transgressions. This is our America today, an America built on the blood and sweat of all those poor souls we repressed on our path to greatness and not on the hard work and toil of our forefathers. This is how the American progressive sees the United States and this view demands compensation for those poor souls who have suffered at the hands of the uncaring and corrupt white man. The only people in this country who are not victims are those greedy white men who were only motivated by a lust for power and wealth. All others, women, native Americans, blacks, browns and even yellows were repressed and subdued by the unbridled hatred of these despicable blue-eyed devils and need the help of a benevolent government to right past wrongs. This is the age of Obama, the age of wealth redistribution, the age of socialism and social justice. The age of liberty and justice, NOT for all, but for the chosen and the new progressives will do the choosing. Members of one of America's oldest Protestant churches officially apologized Friday —for the first time — for massacring and displacing Native Americans 400 years ago.

"We consumed your resources, dehumanized your people and disregarded your culture, along with your dreams, hopes and great love for this land," the Rev. Robert Chase told descendants from both sides. "With pain, we the Collegiate Church, remember our part in these events."

The minister spoke on Native American Heritage Day at a reconciliation ceremony of the Lenape tribe with the Collegiate Church, started in 1628 in then-New Amsterdam as the Reformed Dutch Church.

The rite was held in front of the Museum of the American Indian in lower Manhattan, where Dutch colonizers had built their fort near an Indian trail now called Broadway, near Wall Street.

The Collegiate Church was considered the "conscience" of the new colony, whose merchants quickly developed commerce with the world in fur and grains — till then the turf of the natives.

Surrounded by Lenape Indians, the Dutch colonists "were hacking men, women and children to death," said Ronald Holloway, the chairman of the Sand Hill band of Lenapes, who lived here before Henry Hudson landed 400 years ago.

The Indians dispersed across the country, eventually ending up on government-formed reservations. On Friday, some came from as far away as Oklahoma.

During the ceremony, Chase embraced Holloway and, as symbolic gestures of healing, the two sides exchanged wampum — strings of beads used by North American Indians as money or ornament. A boy representing the Lenapes and a girl from the Collegiate Church put necklaces on each other.

While Friday's ceremony exuded warmth and openness, accompanied by an Indian drumming circle and the haunting sound of a wooden flute, the feelings leading up to the reconciliation were mixed. read more from FOX

Friday, November 27, 2009

Blind Loyalty

Many companies are looking for that loyal employee and it appears that a businessman in South Florida has hit the jackpot with a once in a lifetime find. Claudia De La Rosa will undoubtedly win the employee of the year award for her brave and selfless act of calling in a bomb threat to delay the take off of her boss's flight thereby giving her dear leader time to to catch his plane. Yes, all you ungrateful workers out there, take notice of this fearless lady, who put her freedom in jeopardy to help her boss. Seldom in the history of this country has such a worker stepped forward. Claudia has given us a new meaning of fidelity to company and boss. The high standards set by this exemplary employee will no doubt catch the attention of the President who is indebted to such blind loyalty from his many followers. Yes, there is something to be learned here.

A South Florida woman has been charged with calling in a bomb threat to keep her boss from missing a flight.

An arrest reports says 31-year-old Claudia De La Rosa was charged Thursday with making a false report of planting a bomb.

Miami International Airport officials received a call and an e-mail Wednesday claiming that a bomb was on an American Airlines plane. Police searched the specified aircraft but didn't find a bomb.

Investigators tracked the e-mail to De La Rosa's computer.

During questioning, De La Rosa reportedly told police that her boss had been booked on the flight to Honduras, but she had caused him to be late for the flight. She thought the bomb threat would give her boss time to make it.

De La Rosa was being held on $7,500 bail. Source FOX News

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Obama Faces White Flight

America's first post-racial president, the great uniter, the hope and change man of the century is losing his mojo and quickly becoming America's greatest racist president. Yes, a well kept liberal secret is out, a black man can be a racist. And those who foolishly took the appealing bait of "hope and change" are now tasting the bitter pill of "bait and switch". Whites who supported this great black hope are now deserting in great numbers as the truth about this so-called post-racial president is seen by more and more who are willing to accept the realities presented to them each day. Many however, retain their faith in this great one and will continue to follow blindly as he leads them over the cliff. It seems that some 90% of blacks retain their loyalty toward the president, and this support can best be summed up by the "Obama Money" they are hoping to get! White support among Democrats remains at 80% indicating that they are as stupid as ever---nothing new here. Yes, Mr. Obama "Hope and Change has now turned to "Hope for Change". Whitey has finally seen the truth and truly heard the words of Rev. Wright and his prize protege pupil, the president, and now see that they both hate America.
Just 39 percent of white Americans now approve of President Obama's job performance, a steep drop-off of support since he was inaugurated in January, according to the latest Gallup Poll.

In his first full week in office, starting Jan. 26, just over six in 10 white people gave him their approval. Now that number is down to under four in 10, indicating a net drop of 22 points.

Black voters, meanwhile, have continued to support Obama to the tune of approximately 90 percent. And Democrats and liberals give Obama approval ratings of above 80 percent.

"Though he maintains widespread loyalty among Democrats, the small loss in support he has seen from his fellow partisans seems to be exclusively from white Democrats," Gallup's finding says.

The most recent survey of 3,611 adults has a 2 percent margin of error. Source: Politico

The Real Turkey!!!

No Pardon For This
Image from Soda Head

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thankgiving

Happy Thanksgiving
Holiday wishes to everyone: my readers, American patriots, mothers and fathers, sons and daughter, and to all you hunters out there. Enjoy the holidays and eat as much as you like and just for this one day don't worry about the waist line. The food is too good to pass on. And for you president Obama---Thanksgiving is not the time to pardon the turkey, but to cut his head off and enjoy what God has given us!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Obama's First State Dinner and General McCrystal

In honor of the visit of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh the Obama's are throwing their first Grand White House State Dinner. Guest at this massive dinner will number over 320 souls exceeding the measly 140 of the Bush years. Never let it be said the Obama's can't throw a party. World renown Alabama chef, Moses Jefferson Washington, has been called to the White House for this lavish event.

Michelle Obama in her preparation for this grand dinner recently took stock of the sprawling White House freezer and found it lacking many of the items vital for a successful grand dinner. Shocked she raced to the Oval office where Barack was meeting with General Stanley McCrystal on the minor matter of the war in Afghanistan, she ordered him out of the room and set down with Barry to plan the all important Grand State Dinner while General McCrystal paced the floor outside the Oval Office. Together Barry and Michelle made out the massive list that included the following items: watermelons, ham hocks, tripe, chittlins, hominy, chicken wings, malt liquor, grits, pickled pigs feet, sweet potatoes, turnip greens and hog jowls. Guess this settles the issue of him being a closet Muslim. But then we all knew that he loves "Pork".

They presented the list to the dozen or so Secret Servant agents who are assigned to run important errands for the president and sent them on their way to a market in Georgetown. Mean while back at the White House General McCrystal continued to pace back and forth outside the Oval Office. Upon arrival at the grocery the agents began the task of filling the massive order. First they approached the watermelons and gathered up a quality of these tasty melons--noting they came from Mississippi (the president didn't have to know this, they thought-so they carefully removed the stickers). Next, they found the illusive ham hocks (gross they thought), and gathered in three times as many of the unsightly things as they had the watermelons. Next, was a hard to find item, the tripe (wondering what it was they scooped up four times as many packages of the tripe as they had watermelons in there fast filling baskets. Then it was on to the chittlins (they didn't have a clue what they were getting by this time) upon finding the little critters they quickly gathered up half the number of them as they had the tripe. Down the aisle they continued to the canned hominy, gathering up twice as many cans of this awful looking stuff as they had watermelons. Then it was on to the chicken wings, there they hauled in twice as many packages of wings as they had tripe. Down the aisle farther they found the 16 ounce cans of Malt Liquor gathering in an astounding number of cases---three times as many cases of Malt Liquor as compared to the number of packages of tripe. Whats a grit, they found them on isle 3 and proceed to gather three times as many boxes of grits than the number of melons they had. The buggies were getting full, but being loyal Americans they continue on filling the order of Barack. Next they came across the pickled pigs feet--they recoiled--but grabbed up an astounding number of jars of the strange looking things, a number equal to four times the number of boxes of tripe they had captured earlier in their great expedition. Finally, they were standing in front of the infamous hog jowls and scooped up a number equal to three times the number of melons they had.

Not quite the end of the story. While in this store next to the George Washington University the agent's, being the trained men they are, took note on all the going on around them. During their trips up and down the aisles they heard the word "hoes" twice as many times as the number of melons in their baskets. And the word "mother-fuc...kers" was over heard twice as much as "ho's". Finally, the word "dude" was used an astounding number of times twice as much as "MF's". When they got back to the White House they were amazed at the numbers. Counting all the grocery items and the times "ho's, MF's, and Dude" were used the total number was 2479.

My question is this: how many items of each was purchased and how many times were the three words used---yes there is an answer. Sounds like bullsh*t doesn't it. Get a grip this is only one page just imagine the 2000 page health care bill with 7 pages devoted to spelling out just one word (Louisiana). These people in Washington just don't want you to know the truth. The bigger question is this. How in the hell can Barry justify this lavish event in view of the momentous spending in a two trillion $2,000,000,000,000 dollar stimulus and health care bill laden with more pork than Barack's and Michelle's grocery list.

It is late , the night of the Grand State Dinner and in the hall way outside the Oval Office General McCrystal still waits for the Command-in-Chief. The sounds of the glutinous disciples of Obama feasting on the huge mounds of pork fill the rooms, then suddenly McCrystal sees a pale figure moving quickly toward him from the end of the long corridor. As the figure closes the distance, the General realizes that its the president who is as white as the sheet of a Klansman. Trembling the president stands before the puzzled general and with a stammering voice says, "general, I just received a report that some 1000 Taliban fighters have overrun a army base in Pakistan and are now in control of several dozen Nukes. What are we going to do?" General Stanley McCrystal smiles and as he turns to walk away replies, "Barry, I'll get back with you on that in three or four months." The silence is overwhelmed by the smell of pork that fills the air!!!
by Ron Russell

Monday, November 23, 2009

The American Right: Defenders of the Revolution

For far too long we have allowed the MSM and other so-called moderate groups in this country to define the political definitions of extremist both left and right and those definitions fly in the face of common sense and long established historical markers. It is time to set the record straight.
The American conservative is NOT an extremist, but rather the defender of the status quo. The defender of principles laid down by the founders in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. He is the modern day patriot who champions the values of the common man. He is often portrayed by those on the left as a radical extremist when nothing could be farther from the truth, for it is they who are the extremists. They are the ones seeking to overturn the principles of the first American patriots. It is they who are unpatriotic, because they are the ones fighting against the ideals of the early patriots.

Many say that all Americans are patriotic, but that is not true and has never been true. Just as there were many Americans who opposed the first patriots, there are many that oppose today's patriots and these unpatriotic Americans are found on the American left. The left in this country is seeking to overturn the American Revolution and therefore they can be rightly called counter-revolutionaries. They will a times, when challenged, wrap themselves in the flag and claim to be great patriots. This is a lie and goes against their very goal----the overturning of the Constitution as written.

There are times when I wear the badge of extremist proudly, such as on those occasions when
the term is hurled by those on the American left, but when the term is used by those supposedly in the main stream I recoil, for I know it is not I who is the extremist; but rather those who seek to radically change this country by overturning the principles laid down in the Constitution. True, the early patriots were extremist, but when the revolution was over and the victory won these patriots became the defenders of the new status quo. Today's patriots follow their lead by continuing to defend their hard fought gains and those who oppose today's patriots are the unpatriotic forces on the American left. And it is these people who seek to re-write or destroy the Constitution and when dealing with them there can be no retreat and certainly no compromise.
by Ron Russell

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Germany Will Oppose Death Penalty In 9/11 Trial

Can you believe this one. Germany is sending observers to the upcoming 9/11 trial in NYC to ensure that none of the evidence it has provided to the United States will be used to seek the death penalty. Several of the 9/11 suicide pilots had lived and gone to school in the German city of Hamburg prior to the attacks of 9/11 and the German government had turned over evidence on those men to the U.S. government. Germany like most European states does not allow the death penalty.

Its one thing for a country to outlaw the death penalty, but another entirely to prevent evidence going to a country that does and allowing mass murderers to go free or get off with a reduced sentence. I wonder how the Germans would feel if the Commerzbank Zentrale building in Hamburg had been reduced to a pile of ashes with thousands of Germans dead. Would they then come to their senses, or has their defeat in WWII left them a bunch of whimpering cry babies afraid to cross the street less they get run over. Something does need to happen to jolt these sniffling pacifist back to reality less the Muslim hordes from the south overrun them and impose Sharia law with all its extreme penalties.

Germany Concerned Its Evidence to Be Used to Back Death Penalty in 9/11 Trial

Justice Ministry spokeswoman Katharina Jahntz on Saturday confirmed a report in Der Spiegel that a German observer would attend the trial to ensure that no evidence provided by Germany would be used to apply the death penalty.

A German government official says the nation will send an observer to the upcoming trial in New York of the professed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and four accused henchmen.

Justice Ministry spokeswoman Katharina Jahntz on Saturday confirmed a report in Der Spiegel that a German observer would attend the trial to ensure that no evidence provided by Germany would be used to apply the death penalty.

Three of the four suicide pilots who carried out the attacks had lived and studied in the northern German city of Hamburg. Germany, like the rest of Europe, except for Belarus, does not execute criminals. read more from FOX

Voodoo Health Care

With a crucial vote in the senate coming this evening on Voodoo-health-care, sorry got carried away, Obama-care; thought I would repost an oldie relating to this story.

Sarcoramphus Papa
King Vulture
aka "African Yeswecan Bird"

Polemaetus Bellicosus
Martial Eagle
aka "Bird of Truth"

From deep in the heart of the jungle, near the slopes of Kilimanjaro came the cry of the African Yeswecan bird---freemed, freemed, freemed and the well tanned Witch Doctor of the illusive Libocrat tribe picked up the ringing calls of the Yeswecan bird as the great man strolled past the village elders who were awed by his mere presence and majesty. He had an almost god-like quality and a proud gate in his walk. The elders gathered round him waiting for his thunderous, all knowing words. And as he looked into the tiny pool in the village center he begin to speak, occasionally looking up at the mesmerized crowd who had gathered for his great words of wisdom. Then the words flowed from the magic pool to the mouth of the great Witch Doctor. The words were clear, clear as the sparkling pool from which they came. And all ears were in tune to the sounds of the great one as he echoed the crys of the Yeswecan bird---freemed, freemed, freemed. When nearing the end of his flowing words a mighty Polemaetus Bellicosus (the great bird of truth), was seen circling overhead and the crys of the great bird were heard by the elders---whowillpay, whowillpay, whowillpay. The elders fell silent!!

by Ron Russell

Friday, November 20, 2009

Politicians Suck

Are you tired of double-talking, double dealing,lying, sneaky, low-life, scumbag, hypocrite politicians who tell you one thing the day before election and the day after continue on their merry way caring less about what you think and catering only to special interest who fill their campaign coffers from the next election. If you're sick of these douche bags check out the rant of the guy below.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Obama's Foreign Policy: A Stark Failure!

Obama has been in office almost a year now and has little if anything to show despite the fact that he has visited some 20 countries during that time, more than any other president in that period. World leaders respect strength from American presidents, but what has he shown: dithering on Afghanistan, war on terror turned into an "Overseas Contingency Operation", missile sites abandon in Poland and the Czech Republic, humbling bows before world leaders, a long succession of mea culpas, and finally and perhaps most telling failing to attend the celebrations in Berlin commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall. This gets us to the ugly truth about this current president. The fall of the wall was symbolic of the fall of communism in the former Soviet Union--the crumbling of the workers paradise. Socialist and communist here and in other countries did NOT celebrate this event when it happened so why should this president who surely is a socialist and perhaps even a communist go to Berlin for that celebration of the greatest historical event of the past 20 years. Finally, maybe just maybe, Obama foreign policy hasn't been a failure. Could it just be that he wants a weak America, would a weak America fit into some kind of grand scheme this socialist leader has for our once great nation. The failure may be ours for failing to see this despot for what he is; an arrogant self serving socialist who is leading us down a path to destruction. No I will NOT give him the benefit of the doubt for I know the face of the enemy when I see it and this man is no friend to the America I love.

Muslims in Prison

Face of Radical Islam

Our prison systems are a breeding ground for radical Muslim fundamentalist. A fact that few Americans know. Many convert to Islam while in the custody of the state and federal government. The prison systems are set up in such a way, that they actually encourage this by the special privileges they grant to certain religious groups. Many who go into the system for minor offences come out radicalized and present a real threat to society. This was what happened recently in N.Y. Muslim groups in the prisons are highly organized and seek to gain as many converts as possible. Some have good motives, but others just teach hate of the white man and hate of the government of this country, just as Rev. Wright did in his church to the impressionable young man on his front pew. Many young men who enter the system are susceptible to the teachings of confirmed radicals.

And now Obama wants to bring the worst of the worst of at GITMO into our federal system, where they will eventually have contact with young receptive minds, minds that will be open to their radical philosophies. This in not a good idea by any standard.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Death of Common Sense

Sometime back I recieved the below email which I'm passing along because I feel so strongly that it says much about the America we live in today, an America without COMMON SENSE and in the Age of Political Correctness.

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
- Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
- Why the early bird gets the worm;
- Life isn't always fair;
- and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge). His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place, Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;
I Know My Rights
I Want It Now
Someone Else Is To Blame
I'm A Victim

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. Do you remember him ?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

You're Too Dumb to Buy Your Light Bulbs

When I first read the below article I thought it was a joke, but then suddenly realized it was the truth. The truth is that many in powerful positions think we are dumb and must be helped in our everyday decisions and such complex things as purchasing a light bulb must be made by those who are far intellectually superior to us common ignorant fools. Yes, my fellow dumb Americans your days of having to decide what light bulb to buy are coming to an end and those with much greater knowledge of this complex problem have solved this mind boggling dilemma for us. So relax and be thankful and expect such frightful decisions as what to buy at the grocery store soon to be solved by those great thinkers in Washington.
I did the math on the below article and came up with these numbers: First Energy Corp which has 4.5 million customers in Ohio,PA and NJ would realize a profit of $63,000,000 over a three year period on the forced sale of these new light bulbs. Would anyone be willing to bet that these new bulbs are not coming from GE. I suspect all utility companies nation wide will follow suit. Kevin O'Brien
Plain Dealer Columnist
There was a time when you and I could be trusted to change a light bulb.

In those days, powerful people who made weighty decisions understood that if a light bulb burned out, even the dimmest of us common folk would know enough to remove it from its socket, choose a suitable replacement and install it.

Apparently all of the weighty decisions have been made, because powerful people have now worked their way down to telling us what kind of light bulb we will use -- and even bringing some to us, apparently fearing that even the brightest of us common folk might botch the job.

How is it that an act whose very simplicity spawned a genre of humor, based mostly on ethnic, sexist and sectarian slurs -- "How many (insert your favorite target for tactless, insensitive, mean-spirited, stereotypical humor here) does it take to screw in a light bulb?" -- has suddenly become a complicated, labor-intensive, expensive, public endeavor?

The old jokes have given way to a new one, with a reworked setup for the punch line:

"How many public officials and utility big-wigs does it take to -- well, you know -- every FirstEnergy Corp. customer?"

In just a few days, people dressed in green T-shirts and green caps will begin the rather enormous task of delivering two 23-watt, warm-white, compact fluorescent light bulbs to every residence FirstEnergy serves.

They won't ask whether you want them. They'll just leave them on your doorstep, in a bag that will also contain a brochure called "More Than 100 Ways to Improve Your Electric Bill."

They won't ask for payment, though. As you might expect with an electric utility, that's already wired.

These whiz-bang new light bulbs -- which cost FirstEnergy $3.50 each, and which you could buy all by yourself at any number of stores for even less if you were still trusted to do that sort of thing -- will cost you $21.60 for the pair. You'll pay it off over the next three years, at 60 cents a month added to your electric bill.... source: Cleveland Plain Dealer

Monday, November 16, 2009

Step Aside, I'm Going to the Front of the Line

I recently came across a post at Political Realities entitled "Racism Aside Can We Just Be Civil". The article dealt with line jumping in a store, but the message was a much broader one on civil discourse and urging us to practice more civility toward one another. Of course no one can be against that, we should talk more and I understand where the author is coming from. How many times has someone cut in front of you at the store? Yes its a small thing and one quickly forgotten, but it is symptomatic of something bigger much bigger. Many groups and people in this country feel they are entitled to go to the front of the line, not just at the store, but at the work place and at the admitting offices at our universities, in fact everywhere we turn their are those who feel they are deserving of that spot at the front of the line. And if you don't step aside quietly then you will be shoved aside, by them or by their "Big Brother". So the question is should we be civil about this new discrimination and try to talk rationally to these line jumpers. The problem as I see it, is that for far to long we have remained silent and have only occasionally challenged those who would go to the front of the line. They really feel entitled now and guess what, we are to blame, yes its our fault! The time has finally come to put an end to this sanctioned line jumping, not the petty line-jumping in the store, but the line-jumping promoted and blessed by those on the American left. Frankly the line jumpers must be confronted and challenged and until we learn this, like the school bullies they will continue on their merry way to the Front of the Line!
One additional note the goals of the of author of the above mentioned post are the same as mine. It is only the method I disagree with. Things have gotten out of hand with the forces on the left feeling more emboldened and pushing harder and harder for even more draconian measures to insure their pet groups go to the front of the line and by doing that they are taking more and more rights from many Americans. This struggle against these forces will never be won by polite discourse as things have gone to far and those in power will not be moved by the soft talk of moderate voices. The log jam of political correctness run-a-muck must be blown up! I recall the quote of a great American, "Moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue and extremism in defense of Liberty is no Vice" Barry Goldwater.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Promoting Jihad From Prisons

The below story is about Jihadist being recruited from British prisons, this however is something that is found in our American penal system and is now being high-lighted by the movement of some terrorist to NYC and the proposed plan to move a hundred or more to a prison in Illinois. Just in the past year we had a fatal attack on an American soldier in Little Rock by an individual who was a recent convert to radical Islam while in prison. This is a problem that many know about, but one that most politicians choose to avoid in the name of political correctness. Those who call for GITMO to be shut down because of world opinion may soon have to worry about American opinion if an attack is caused by these terrorist being moved to American prisons. Many on the left worry about world opinion and care little about what most Americans think. Americans do not rely on other nations for our security and never have. We must look to ourselves and not seek the approval of our actions elsewhere. Those who would toss aside traditions and set policies to gain favor from other nations are living in a fools paradise for in the real world each nation must, in the end look to them self for their survival. For in trying to please everyone we please none and fall into our enemies trap of self-destruction.
Some of Britain’s most dangerous Al Qaeda leaders are promoting jihad from inside high-security prisons by smuggling out propaganda for the internet and finding recruits, the Sunday Times reported.

In an authoritative report, Quilliam, a think tank funded by the Home Office, claims “mismanagement” by the Prison Service is helping Al Qaeda gain recruits and risks “strengthening jihadist movements,” according to the paper.

Abu Qatada, described by MI5 as “Osama Bin Laden’s right-hand man in Europe,” has published fatwas — religious rulings — on the internet from Long Lartin prison, in Worcestershire, England, calling for holy war and the murder of moderate Muslims, it reveals, the paper reported.

Abu Doha — said to be Al Qaeda’s main recruiter in Europe — has taken courses in Belmarsh prison, south London, enabling him to mentor other inmates.

Abu Hamza, jailed in 2006 for inciting murder, has preached radical sermons to followers using water pipes in his Belmarsh cell, and Rachid Ramda, the Algerian leader of the Paris M├ętro bomb plot, led Friday prayers in the same jail, the paper reported. Source FOX News

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Scent of Power

Low of energy today, spent all day yesterday at arts and crafts show so re-posting a golden oldie.
Often we take our small dog with us on trips in the car and like almost all dogs he loves to put his head out the window. Until the other day I had never really thought about why. Why do all dogs like to put their head out nose into the wind. Sometimes at home he will lay in front of the fan, but it seems no big deal to him. Yesterday, I had one of those "light bulb" moments. Its the scents--he's simply flooded with them as the car moves swiftly down the road. Dozens of new smells each and every second as the car speeds along. It must be a super high for an animal with such a sensitive nose. It's probably too much for his little mind to understand--the thousands and thousands of changing scents. Strangely, this got me to thinking about our new president.

The high Obama must be feeling sensing all the reigns of power he now holds. The tens of thousands of people who rely on him directly for their employment, the hundreds of reporters who eagerly await to be called on by this "great" leader, the dozens of CEO's who tremble when their phone rings fearing it could be the White House issuing them a pink slip, the thousands who are eagerly awaiting an audience with "the one", the millions who await his next words coming from their "magic box", and yes even Chris Matthews awaiting that next wonderful tingle. Yes, Obama has his nose out the window and is getting high on the "Scent of Power", and like my little dog he will not tire of it. Someone will have to pull him away because the intoxication is irresistible, and like the dope addict, the fixes will have to get larger and larger to maintain this ecstasy the man is obviously feeling. So Americans get ready to write Obama bigger checks and get ready to give up more personal liberties. This addict needs it, because he has the "Scent of Power".
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OUTRAGE: 9/11 Suspects To Face Trial In New York

Eric Holder with the blessing of Barack HUSSEIN Obama, the far leftest President of the United, States today slapped the families and the people of the United States in the face by giving full constitutional rights to prisoners of war captured on foreign battlefields by affording them the same rights you and I have. By allowing these terrorist, these Islamic jihadist, these madmen a public trial in our courts this president, a radical himself has given these terrorist a public forum from which to spew their hate and contempt for America. We have already had more than enough of that from the hate-America crowd who occupy the seats of power and now we must face the ultimate insult and have these killers of thousands of innocent Americans sit in the federal courthouse just a few blocks from ground zero with their high priced attorneys (probably members of the ACLU) objecting to every move made by the prosecution. Insults will be hurled at Americans, secrets will be revealed and the trial will last for months and possibly years. The trial of the century will not be a confirmation of the fairness of our judicial system, but a tragic comedy played out in front of the 9/11 families to the cheers of our enemies. Thank you Barack HUSSEIN Obama for extending your hand to those who hands have killed thousands of Americans.

For All You Terrorist!

WASHINGTON -- Self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees will be sent to New York to face trial in a civilian federal court, an Obama administration official said Friday.

Attorney General Eric Holder plans to announce the decision later in the morning.

President Obama, speaking in Tokyo, said he will insist that Mohammed be subject to "the most exacting demands of justice" and called the move both a prosecutorial and a national security decision.

"I'm absolutely convinced that Khalid Sheik Mohammad will be subject to the most exacting demands of justice. The American people insist on it. My administration will insist on it," he said.

Bringing such notorious suspects to U.S. soil to face trial is a key step in Obama's plan to close the terror suspect detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Obama initially planned to close the detention center by Jan. 22, but the administration is no longer expected to meet that deadline.

It is also a major legal and political test of Obama's overall approach to terrorism. If the case suffers legal setbacks, the administration will face second-guessing from those who never wanted it in a civilian courtroom. And if lawmakers get upset about notorious terrorists being brought to their home regions, they may fight back against other parts of Obama's agenda.

The New York case may also force the court system to confront a host of difficult legal issues surrounding counterterrorism programs begun after the 2001 attacks, including the harsh interrogation techniques once used on some of the suspects while in CIA custody. The most severe method -- waterboarding, or simulated drowning -- was used on Mohammed 183 times in 2003, before the practice was banned.

Holder will also announce that a major suspect in the bombing of the USS Cole, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, will face justice before a military commission, as will a handful of other detainees to be identified at the same announcement, the official said.
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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Major Nidal Hasan's Search for Virgins

Nidal Hasan was in search of the elusive virgin. A search that led to inquires at several mosque he had attended in the past few years where he requested help from the local Imans to assist him if finding a suitable virgin. Unable to find his quarrel there he then expanded his now desperate search to the local strip clubs near the sprawling Fort Hood base at Killeen, Texas. It seems the devout Muslim preferred blonds and would engage the various dancers there and ask if they had children, of course if they did then that would immediately disqualify them as he desired a virgin. Finally realizing the futility of his search he turned to his last and what he deemed to be his best hope, so with the aid of his trusty Koran and two recently purchased guns he became a full blown Jihadist in hope of finding not just one, but 72 virgins waiting for him in the next life. But again he failed in his quest, for the hail of bullets did not send him on his way to the 72 virgins but instead only on a short trip to the hospital where he is today farther than ever from the elusive virgins he was seeking. It seems now that the only HOT thing he will find is Satan's pitchfork up his sorry ass!

Frequented Local Strip Club

Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Hasan is suspected of a deadly rampage at the Fort Hood base in Texas.
The Army psychiatrist authorities say killed 13 people and wounded 29 others at the Fort Hood Army Base Thursday was a recent and frequent customer at a local strip club, employees of the club told exclusively.

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan came into the Starz strip club not far from the base at least three times in the past month, the club's general manager, Matthew Jones, told Army investigators building their case against Hasan plan to interview Jones soon.

"The last time he was here, I remember checking his military ID at the door, and he paid his $15 cover and stayed for six or seven hours," Jones, 37, said.

Hasan's presence at the club paints a starkly different portrait of the alleged killer from that offered by his imam and family members, who have described him as a devout Muslim, and one who had difficulty finding a wife who would wear a head scarf and would pray five times a day.

Starz is a strip club located just down the road from the main gate entrance to the Fort Hood Base. It does not serve alcohol, but customers bring their own beer and liquor and buy ice buckets and mixers at the club.

Hasan sat at a table in the back corner of the club, to the left of the stage on which strippers dance around a pole, employees said.

Jennifer Jenner, who works at Starz using the stage name Paige, said Hasan bought a lap dance from her two nights in a row. She said he paid $50 for a dance lasting three songs in one of the club's private rooms on Oct. 29 and Oct. 30.

"I remembered his face because it was the first lap dance I [gave] to a customer while working here," she said. "When I saw his face [Friday] on TV, I jumped out of bed, I knew it was him."

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Jenner, 31, said Hasan was dressed casually both nights he came to the club - in jeans and a T-shirt the first night and then wearing a baseball cap the next. She recalled that he arrived at about 6:30 p.m. and stayed until 2 a.m. She said he brought in a six pack of light beer, took only a few sips from one can and gave the rest to the strippers.

"He preferred the blondes," said Jenner, whose hair was dyed blond at the time. "He said he was a medic and that he was being deployed soon, but mostly he wanted to ask us questions."

"He asked us why we were working at the strip club, if we liked the lifestyle, if we had any kids," she said. "It was right before Halloween so he asked what our kids were dressing up as. He just wanted to know a lot about us."

Jenner said she asked Hasan why he liked coming to Starz instead of another of the roughly half a dozen other clubs nearby, all about an 8-minute drive from the Army base.

"I like it here because no one I work with is here," she said Hasan replied.

Starz is smaller than most of the other clubs, has only about 10 dancers and caters to a louder crowd. Jenner said Army medics generally don't hang out at the club.

"He wasnt too loud like some of our other customers, or sleazy. He didn't try to take any of us home and he was respectful," she said. "I think he mostly came here to kill some time and just relax. He stood out here because he was much more reserved than our other customers.

"I just can't believe that he's the one who killed all those people. You know, he tipped every girl as she came off the stage after her dance. He was a really good tipper."
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Obama Ignores Terror Threat At His Own Peril

Sometimes a president does not get to set his own agenda and this fact is hitting Obama head on. Obama and those around him would rather talk about health care and cap and trade, while putting terrorism on the back burner. Why does Obama refuse to step up to the plate on the terrorist issue? What could be his motive for pushing it to the back burner? Is there something that we are missing? Questions need to be asked and answers given and until that time we can only speculate about his reasons.

Does Obama think that Islamic terrorist pose a threat to America? I think not! There is nothing in the history of the man, absolutely nothing to indicate he sees a terrorist threat. In fact when one looks at his history, one could easily conclude that he has a soft spot in his heart for Islam(based on his family background), and one could just as easily conclude that he views terrorist as freedom fighters in an ongoing revolution that will establish a new order. One could go a step further and say that many of Obama's actions or lack of action give aid and comfort to Islamic terrorist. Sure we are engaged in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan against those radicals, but those are conflicts left over by the Bush administration and ones, that Obama dares not abandon, at this time. He will, however cut the funding and cut the troop numbers requested by his generals while giving lip service our military efforts. In conclusion Obama by not giving the terrorist the back of his hand has in effect extended a hand to radical Islam and other enemies of America. They see Obama as weak and indecisive and therefore an America open to attack.

Communism is gone but Islamic radicalism and jihadism are with us. President Obama will have to find an effective way to deal with this new threat or the American people will find someone else who can.

In the wake of “11/5,” the attack at Fort Hood, Barack Obama faces a tough choice--like it or not.

The 44th president must choose to confront an unpleasant reality, head on--or else it will run him over. The issue is the threat of terrorist violence, here on the homefront.

Terrorism, and the debate over how to respond to terrorism, was the defining issue of the 43rd presidency. And now it’s apparent that Obama, too, will spend the bulk of his presidency confronting terror, from Afghanistan to new battlezones, such as central Texas.

Obama and fellow Democrats would rather, of course, talk about health care. But over the next few years, the Fort Hood shooting is going to be a bigger story, since it is connected to our relations, good and bad, with the entire Islamic world, including nuclear Pakistan and almost- nuclear Iran.

For his sake, and for ours, Obama needs to understand that sometimes even presidents don’t get to decide the agenda -- the agenda is decided for him. In such a situation, the question is whether or not the president can adapt to the new era and its new challenges.

So this president needs to launch an aggressive investigation, digging into every aspect of Thursday’s shooting rampage that left 13 dead and dozens injured. How did it happen? Who bears responsibility? And, most importantly, what must we change now? Otherwise, if Obama simply talks about health care and “cap-and-trade” and “don’t ask, don’t tell” and all the other staples of his 2008 agenda, he will be left in the dust by the cyclonic events of 2009 and beyond. And in the wake of the 11/5 shootings, his presidency could be blown away by a whirlwind of damaging leaks, embarrasing reports, and well-justified fears.

Obama will always have his base of support, of course, especially in the media. Taking their cues, as ever, from the siren song of secular liberalism, the Mainstream Media would rather talk about health care, with an occasional digression into gay marriage. As documented by the Media Research Center, MSM reporters are mostly loathe to draw anything outher than politically correct conclusions about the religious and ethnic dimensions of the Fort Hood mass murder. read more from FOX

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Second Shooter at Ft. Hood: Extreme Political Correctness

The carpet is being pulled back and the ugly truth exposed and a second shooter is now revealed and his name is "Extreme Political Correctness". Nidal Malik Hasan, an officer in the Army Medical Corp, did not act alone, but was aided in his murderous rampage by another. One just as dangerous as Islamic terrorism, one placed in the mist of our troops by the Bush administration and promoted to the rank of General-of-Armies under the Obama administration, one that has forced loyal American soldiers to look the other way when hearing threatening remarks from their Muslim counterparts for fear of being branded racist and haters and drummed out of the service. This enemy from within is protected by the joint chiefs and senior military officers who fear the wrath of an out-of-control White House should they dare oppose or reveal the existence of this extremist. Some are coming forward now to tell their stories as the shock and disgust of the events at Fort Hood unfold. The politically correct thing to do, as it turns out, was not the thing to do and the generals are now rushing to cover their asses while those at the very top are preparing to "pass-the-buck" should the spotlight fall on them. As more and more come forward the picture of this co-conspirator will become clearer and he will face trial along side Nidal Malik Hasan and the American people will be his jury. A jury that will show little mercy and in the end will sentence him to death despite the pleas of those in power.
by Ron Russell

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Radical Muslim Hails Fort Hood Massacre

In someways America seems to becoming a breeding ground for Islamic radicals. With the shooting of an American soldier in Little Rock just as few months ago and now the shootings at Fort Hood being just two examples of whats becoming a larger problems. A New York City cabbie is now openly promoting radical Islam on the Internet and using his second amendment rights to spew his hate. An amendment that his kind would immediately repeal if they had their way. Yousef al-Khattabe, a former Jew who has converted to Islam sent an email to Nidal Malik Hasan claiming the soldiers killed in the massacre deserved what they got and are now in an eternal hellfire. Our Constitution does guarantee freedom of speech and we in the blogging community will fight for that right to always be upheld as we value all our precious freedoms. And although I deplore the words of Yousef al-Khattab under of Constitution he has the right to say them. But I would urge authorities to keep a close eye on this radical and on those who visit his site. For now he is within his rights, but he is pushing those rights to the edges and should he cross the line the government should step in. Islamic radicalism must be restrained and defeated where every it raises it ugly head. We are in a state of war against these people and wartime measures should be imposed. If some way to constitutionally restrict the efforts of those such as Yousef al-Khattable can be found I will support those measures. One additional note on cases such as this, if we were officially at war, in other words a declared war then under the Constitution the President as command-in-chief could take extreme measures and people such as Yousef could be detained and prevented from what is clearly giving "aid and comfort" to the enemy. Sadly our current president would never take such measures. We all know where this weak, Muslim-lover , son and grandson of probable Kenyan Mau Mau terrorist stands. Most do not know or will not admit he has his roots in a nation born from terrorism. Terrorism that directed its attacks not at grown men, but rather at women and children in the dead of night, hacking their victim's to death with machetes as they blew whistles hanging from their necks. This is the beastly revolution that is Obama's heritage and not the American Revolution. Does he hate Islamic terrorist, I think not. He merely sees them as so kind of freedom fighters. And like all good socialist the "end always justifies the means". In other words anything goes!!!!

A New York City bicycle cabbie who mocked the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl and posted a prayer on the Web calling for the murder of Jews is now sending a "Get Well Soon" message to the suspected Fort Hood gunman, the New York Post reported.

Yousef al-Khattab, 41, a radical Muslim in the borough of Queens who runs, claims on the site that the soldiers massacred at the Texas base deserved to be massacred, and he insists the victims are in "eternal hellfire." As for the suspected gunman — Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan — Al-Khattab hails him as a hero.

"An officer and a gentleman was injured while partaking in a pre-emptive attack," al-Khattab wrote on the site. "Get well soon Major Nidal. We love you."

Al-Khattab, a Jewish-born New Jersey native formerly named Joseph Cohen, converted to Islam in 2004. Known by the FBI for posting radical messages online, al-Khattab claims that the 13 murdered and 38 wounded soldiers at Fort Hood were "terrorists" who deserved to die.

"These people are soldiers in a volunteer army," al-Khattab told the Post. "They expect to see combat. They know the danger."

"Rest assured the slain terrorists at Ft. Hood are in the eternal hellfire," al-Khattab writes online.

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On Oct. 7, al-Khattab posted a message on the Web calling on Allah to carry out "wrath on the Jewish occupiers of Palestine & their supporters."

"Please throw liquid drain cleaner in their faces," he wrote. " … burn their flammable sukkos while they sleep … Ya Allah (Oh God) answer my duaa (prayer)." ("Sukkos" refers to the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, during which Jews build and eat their meals in outdoor huts known as "sukkahs," which represent the huts the Jews lived in during their exodus from Egypt.)

Al Khattab insists that his hatred is protected by the First Amendment. "If it was a threat, I'd be in jail," the 41-year-old al-Khattab told in October.

Hasan — a radical Muslim — reportedly shouted "Allahu akbar," or "God is great" in Arabic, before unloading more than 100 rounds at soldiers preparing to ship off to Iraq and Afghanistan. read more

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Liberals And Islamic Terrorist

Are liberals more tolerant than conservatives on the issue of radical Islam or do they go through life with blinders on when it comes to this issue. Its seems that the recent shootings at Fort Hood have again brought this division between the right and left into focus again with liberals looking for deep psychological explanations and conservatives looking at the radical religious angle. I do have one question, had the shooter in this case been someone in, a not so mainstream, Christian church would the left be so tolerant of that religion and seek to point the finger elsewhere as they have in this case. I feel safe in saying that would not! The left has little tolerance of Christians, but an abundance of tolerance toward other religious groups. Could it possibly be that Christians do not fit in the so-called big tent of the progressive movement while most all other religious groups do.
I can see no other explanation for the willingness of those on the left to accept the acts of radical Islam as being motivated by deep psychological problems and not religious values. When one stops to thinks about it this explains the little support they show for the war in Afghanistan. They seen to see only a few mentally disturbed individuals as the problem there and not some type of religious fanaticism in the general population. This kind of thinking would led me to believe they would prefer a small army of psychiatrists to be deployed instead of our regular armed forces, possibly some like Malix Nadal Hasan who has proven he can relate to their radical values. The big tent politically correct values of the liberals is getting them into trouble, for in trying to be all things to all people they are quickly becoming nothing to most. This is best shown by their weak stance on the Fort Hood shootings.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Ft. Hood: The Largest Terror Act Since 9/11?

The following is an opinion piece by Walid Phares from FOX. It is a worthwhile read and expresses many thoughts I agree with about the recent attack at Fort Hood. The radicalization of Malik Nadal Hasan is the subject of the article. Did this terrorist have connections to foreign terrorist organizations I for one doubt that, but the teaching of Islam led him to his destructive path at Fort Hood and not the occasional acts of religious intolerance he claimed to have suffered. Those and his recent orders for deployment to Afghanistan may have been the trigger that caused him to act at this time, but the overriding factor has to be his belief in radical Islam and its teachings and his obvious dislike of the American military and the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. There is no doubt this terrorist is a radical Islamist who killed Americans while screaming Allah Akbar!!!

by Walid Phares
The main question we should be asking is when did Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan become radicalized and who indoctrinated him? Everything else will fall in place once we have these answers.

The Fort Hood killings, perpetrated by Major Malik Nadal Hasan a psychiatrist by training, no matter what the judiciary reports conclude is, for now, the largest single terror act in America since 9/11. This quantitative finding will take into consideration dramatic change in the data released by authorities. However, the most important matter confronting us now is that we must not fail to properly analyze Hasan's possible motives.

What happened at Ft. Hood is not about being frustrated by America's foreign policy or exacting revenge for racial slurs. Nor is it about simply being a Muslim-American serving in the military or about being a member of any faith. The murders at Ft. Hood are about the radicalization of individuals by an extremist ideology -- jihadism -- which fuels acts of terror. The main question we should be asking is when did Hasan become radicalized and who indoctrinated him? Everything else will fall in place once we have these answers. Moreover, this would allow us to detect other potential terror acts that may be in the making.

The shooting inside a U.S. military installation that led to the murders of many military personnel only leads to more questions. Over the past few years and months since the 9/11 terror attacks law enforcement officials have thwarted similar planned terror attacks. The Fort Dix, N.J. plot -- dismantled in 2006 -- was designed to kill military personnel inside the base. Other terror cells have also been dismantled. Cells discovered in Georgia, New York and North Carolina also had plans for attacking military installations on U.S. soil. But more importantly a number of "lone wolves" have also expressed their intentions to attack military personnel.

This year, a person by the name Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, 23, shot two members of the U.S. military at the Army-Navy Career Center in a shopping center in West Little Rock, Arkansas. One of them was killed. In cyberspace jihadi threats against U.S. military serving in the homeland and against American cities has been ongoing. Information collected by authorities, including from suspects and indicted individuals has shown a pattern by the jihadists (militants or propagandists) indicating their intentions to strike at military and security installations.

The incident at Fort Hood, whatever is the personal motive, falls into the category of the demonization of the U.S. and its military. What does that mean? It says that whatever the causes of Hasan's individual aggression, the latter was legitimized by the perception that America is the "enemy." An investigation will soon show if Hasan's motives are strictly personal, ideological or a hybrid blend of motives. It's also important that the investigation into Hasan's motives be made available as quickly as possible to the public. According to retired Col. Terry Lee, who was interviewed by Fox News and who knew Major Malik Nadal Hasan, the suspect made several statements indicating his ideological beliefs such as: “The killing of the soldier in Arkansas and any attack against the U.S. military inside the homeland is legitimate because of American military involvement in the Middle East.” Terry detailed remarks made by the accused killer “against U.S. policy and in support of potential suicide attacks inside the country.” Of course, these statements and those reported by others need to be analyzed and verified.

While we wait for the results of these investigations and experts weighing on the historical context of the suspect's possible motives as well as the specific circumstances of engagement between the jihadist propaganda and the United States during the past eight years along with this type of an alleged attack by an individual on the military, we're still left, at this point, with the the following prediction. Hasan's ideology was part of what led him to alledgedly commit murder at Ft. Hood. Of course, psychological factors must also be given serious consideration but the ideological component, the legitimacy of attacking the U.S. military as perpetrated by some jihadi groups also has to be investigated.

Although I would place this attack within the wider context of the evolution of what terror analysts call homegrown radicalization it's still early. Of course, we need to wait for the information that will come from investigators. We may find that the legal side doesn't jibe with the psychological experts. In the meantime, if we do find that the suspect was motivated, at least in part, by ideology the attack on Ft. Hood must be recognized as the single largest terror attack on America (regardless of its homegrown origin or not, or the psychological reason or not) since 9/11.

In that case, what the world has witnessed this week in Texas cannot be described just as “a horrific outburst of violence” directed at the American military, Instead it is part of a wider ideological war, generated by radicalization and inciting individuals to perform such acts. "Lone wolf" or not, organized or not, fully self-aware perpetrator or not, influenced by overseas radicals or not, this massacre of servicemen has moved America from stage to another. from FOX

Fort Hood: A Terrorist Act

Convenience store surveillance camera shows Major Malik Nadal Hasan
on Morning of Nov. 5 only hours before he killed 13 at Fort Hood.

Like most of you I was shocked as the news came in yesterday afternoon at first we heard there were three shooters then two and now finally one, then the shooter was killed and now we find out he is alive. Malik Nadal Hasan, son of Jordanian born Muslims is a major in the army medical corp. As these reports rolled in yesterday it became clear to me that most networks were clearly restraining themselves and carefully not calling this what it clearly is a terrorist act. I have no problem in calling it that, and no I'm not jumping the gun. This man, knew exactly what he was doing and his goal was to kill as many American soldiers as he could and he accomplished his goal. The death toll is now 13 and may rise.

We will now have a trial, so look out OJ your trial will pale next to this one. It is not good that Malik Nadal Hasan lived, but we are now stuck with that and if I were a betting man I would say that the White House today is dreading the thought of putting this guy on trial. This terrorist will face an American jury and will meet his fate, but not before the spectacle is played out and his defense attorneys tell us what a fine fellow he is and all of the good deeds he has accomplished and how misunderstood he is, and finally what great service he has rendered to his country. Obama and the nation will be reminded daily that Malik Nadal Hasan is a Muslim who betrayed his country, who betrayed his uniform, and who killed his fellow soldiers for Allah and for his personal jihad. I don't want to hear anyone say this was not an act of terrorism, for clearly it was and please have no doubt of that. The White House, the MSM will try to make this a criminal act, the act of a mad man and not the work of an individual terrorist. We must not fall into this trap. So strap yourself in and get ready, for when the trial begins it will be a wild ride.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Iran Sees Obama as another Jimmy Carter

The world watches American presidents and our enemies are quick to see weakness and will always take advantage of any perceived opening a weak president presents. There is no better example than Iran. Under the Carter administration the Shah of Iran (a moderate who had recognized Israel) was forced to allow the Ayatollah Khomeini to return from exile. This return of Khomeini to Iran was the spark needed to begin the Iranian Revolution and the establishment of a Islamic state with Khomeini as its leader. Shortly after Khomeini's rise to power we had the take over of the American embassy by Islamic radicals on Nov. 4, 1979. A weak American president did nothing and the Soviet Union seeing his weakness invaded Afghanistan some two months after the embassy take over. The hostage crisis continued until the first day of the Reagan administration Jan. 20, 1981. Carter was an utter failure with his foreign and domestic policies and the world was watching. And now we come to Obama who is following in the steps of a failed American president and repeating the same mistakes and the Iranians know this and are taking full advantage of this fool we have in office. But possibly even worse is that other enemies are watching and preparing something unexpected, as was the Soviet attack on Afghanistan, something that will come as a result of the new President Carter who is better known as Barack Hussein Obama. Another weakling who is inviting the bullies of the world to try us.

In the three decades since the seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran, the rhetoric of revolutionary Islam is little changed. Only now they are building nuclear weapons and the means of delivering them.

Thirty years ago today, November 4, 1979, a group of Iranian “students” shouting “death to America” stormed the U.S. Embassy in Teheran, Iran and took 66 Americans hostage. Though fourteen of the hostages were soon freed, the remaining 52 were held for 444 days. For the American people, it was our introduction to militant Islam. For the Carter administration, intent on “engaging” the regime that replaced Shah Reza Pahlavi, it was a disaster.

The embassy seizure took place just nine months after Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned from exile in France and declared himself “Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution.” Though some of those who participated in the takeover subsequently claimed they planned nothing more than a “sit in” like those on U.S. college campuses during anti-Vietnam War protests, the Ayatollah’s most radical followers were soon in control of events.

On Christmas day, less than 2 months after the hostages were seized in Tehran, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. President Carter, wracked by intelligence failures and indecision, said he was “shocked and surprised” and boycotted the Olympics.

Over the course of the next year, while the Carter administration dithered, Khomeini and his council of militant clerics created all of the instruments of state control common to revolutionary regimes, but with an Islamic twist. He purged the military and the Iranian civil service, created a massive internal secret police network, a “block warden” system to spy on neighbors, took control of print and broadcast media, rounded up opponents and tried them in “special courts” under Sharia law.

By the spring of 1980, when President Carter ordered our deeply under-funded U.S. military to rescue the hostages held in Tehran, Khomeini was convinced that he was on a divine mission to “purify Islam” and re-establish a “Caliphate” in the “Lands of the Prophet.” When Operation Eagle Claw failed catastrophically on the night of April 24-25 with the loss of 8 American lives – and without the Iranians firing a shot – the Ayatollah claimed it was because Allah was guarding “The Islamic State” and protecting it “from infidels.” He also began predicting an apocalyptic battle against the U.S. and Israel which would destroy “The Great Satan,” and “the Zionist entity.”

Though the hostages were released on January 20, 1981 -- on the eve of Ronald Reagan’s inaugural -- Tehran’s wave of terror didn’t stop. By 1982, despite being engaged in a bloody war with Iraq, the Ayatollah’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps had created a proxy force in Lebanon – Hezbollah. Over the course of the next five years Hezbollah terrorists armed, trained and paid for by Tehran hijacked, kidnapped, bombed and killed more Americans than any terror organization on the planet until the attacks of 9/11/01. read more from FOX by Oliver North