Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Alan Carlin, the EPA and global warming

On Fox and Friends this morning Steve and Gretchen interviewed Alan Carlin, a scientist and senior operations research analyst with 38 years at the EPA. Dr. Carlin produced a 98 page report challenging Global Warming, saying, among other things, that the EPA needed to start listening to science and stop paying so much attention to the U.N.

Just weeks before the "Cap and Trade" bill was rammed down the throats of the American people, Dr. Carlin's supervisors refused to allow the report to be seen saying that the time for disagreement had passed and that the report would impact negatively on the EPA.

The EPA has responded to Dr. Carlin's allegations with typical bureaucratic "CYA" coverup, but their denial was shown to be a lie when Fox and Friends produced an e-mail from an EPA supervisor pretty much confirming the story.

There really needs to be a Congressional investigation into this.

Right, like that's going to happen! We wouldn't want to confuse our "most ethical Congress in history" with scientific facts.

National Sovereignty Day

The Iraqis just declared "National Sovereignty Day" marked by huge celebrations of their independence and freedom.

This landmark of Iraqi democracy, freedom and independence was due to the leadership of George W. Bush and the valliant efforts of our military men and women.

These efforts were opposed at every turn by the remnants of Saddam's brutal Ba'athists, radical Muslim terrorist insurgents...and the American Left including Democrats like Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Obama.

Sotomayor and the firefighters

I'm sure that all virtually all Americans (except a few small nut-job fringe groups) would agree that no one should be discriminated against because of their skin color.

I would hope that the vast majority of Americans would agree that no one should be appointed to the Supreme Court who believes in discrimination due to skin color.

Yesterday the Supreme Court affirmed these principles by ruling that the city of New Haven discriminated against a group of white firefighters by denying them promotion due to their race.

Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, sided with the city of New Haven in favor of racism.

Sonia Sotomayor, therefore, has absolutely no business being on the Supreme Court, and it is appalling that Barack Obama does not remove her from consideration.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Duke director tries to sell 5 year old

Frank Lombard is an associate director at Duke University's Global Health Institute and a homosexual who was charged last week with the molestation of his adopted 5-year-old black son and actively trying to sell him for sex on the internet.

The 40 words above are 40 more than the Main Stream Media has said on this horrible story.

In nearly a week since Lombard was arrested, not one national broadcast or cable television news show has picked up the story. Compare this to the weeks on end of sensational coverage of the white male lacrosse players of the same university charged with rape several years ago.

Read the rest on NewsBusters.


Supreme Court rules on the firefighters

According to CNN:
The U.S. Supreme Court sided Monday with white firefighters in a workplace discrimination lawsuit, a divisive case over the role race should play in job advancement.

In the split 5-4 vote, a majority of the justices ruled that the city of New Haven, Connecticut, improperly threw out the results of promotional exams that officials said left too few minorities qualified.

One Latino and no African-American firefighters qualified for promotion based on the exam; the city subsequently decided not to certify the results and issued no promotions.

A group of 20 mostly white firefighters sued, claiming reverse discrimination.
Good ruling.

Proud homosexual Christians

This is a brief article on proud "born-again" homosexual Christians. Insightful.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

No time to read health care bill

According to CNSNews:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D- Nev.) will not commit to giving senators and the public a full week to read and review the final version of a health-care reform bill before he holds a final vote on it.

Reid confessed at his Thursday news briefing that he did not have “a lot of time” to read the 1,071-page stimulus bill before voting on it in February.
This is the way Democrats govern. It is like a form of soft-totalitarianism in which the despots will not allow their view points to be questioned. The only real question is why the American people keep electing these Czars.

Christian and Muslim fundamentalism

Frankie Schaeffer recently wrote an article in the Huffington Post comparing Iranian Ayatollahs with Christian fundamentalists. Check out Frank Flemming's short but excellent response in Pajamas Media.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Hate crimes legislation

University of San Diego law professor, Gail Heriot has serious reservations about the hate crimes bill now under consideration. She says,
"Why, for example, should Matthew Shepard's killers be treated differently from Jeffrey Dahmer or Ted Kaczynski? Hate crimes are surely horrible, but there are other horrible crimes as well," she contends. "What happens if hate crimes statutes aren't enforced even-handedly? Some crime statistics show that an African-American is more likely to commit a racially inspired murder of a white man or white woman than the other way around. Should all be punished as hate crimes -- or just those that fit the skinhead stereotype?"
Excellent questions! Read the entire article at OneNewsNow.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Democrats' energy tax

The Democrats' new "Cap and Trade" energy tax is coming up for a vote this week. Could they possibly be any more out of touch? Please view this short 30 second clip.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Government run churches

Chuck Colson writes:

In China, Christians have a choice: Join a government-approved church-which
is constantly monitored by the authorities-or join an underground church.

Thank heavens things like that don’t happen in the West, you may be thinking. Think again. In Britain, the government has begun sticking its nose in church business, telling churches what to do.

According to the Daily Telegraph, starting next year, the British government is going to begin forcing churches and other religious institutions to hire open, practicing homosexuals.

It will happen under the provisions of the so-called Equity Bill, which forbids discrimination against homosexuals or transsexuals.

If America doesn't vote the Democrats and Barack Obama out of office, America may not be too far behind. All it will take is an Obama-packed Supreme Court which re-interprets the Constitution in light of modern standards of political correctness rather than original intention.

If you think this is far-fetched just remember, less than a year or two ago the idea that our government would takover and run General Motors would have seemed unbelievable.

Illogical opposition to government health care?

In a press conference yesterday President Obama said,

Why would it drive private insurance out of business? If private insurers say
that the marketplace provides the best quality health care; if they tell us that
they're offering a good deal, then why is it that the government, which they say
can't run anything, suddenly is going to drive them out of business? That's not
logical.

Sure it is. The answer answer to your question is very simple, Mr. President. Even though government can't run anything well, they have one thing private insurance companies will never have: the ability to fund their disasterous decisions with nearly unlimited (or so the Democrats seem to think) tax money. No private company can compete with that.

Will they ever learn?

Democrat Barney Frank has asked Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to "relax recently tightened standards for mortgages on new condominiums."

Excuse me, but isn't that a big part of how we got into this financial mess in the first place?

Could he possibly be any more out of touch?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

4,000 year old tomb discovered in Bethlehem

A tomb dating between 1,900 and 2,200 BC has been discovered in Bethlehem. What makes this tomb unique is that unlike most other ancient tombs, this one was apparently intact and has never been looted. See CNSNews.

Monday, June 22, 2009

The nuclear threat

According to Reuters, "If it were in a position to do so, Al Qaeda would use Pakistan's nuclear weapons in its fight against the United States, a top leader of the group said in remarks aired on Sunday."

And according to the Associated PreSss, North Korea is threatening nuclear retaliation against the U.S. As I understand it, their last nuclear test took America completely by surprise.

Meanwhile, President Obama is reducing our missile defense force, would like to eliminate our nuclear weapons entirely, and affirms oil-rich Iran's right to have nuclear energy!

Could the Left possibly be any more out of touch?

No global warming for Arizona

This June Arizona is experiencing its longest stretch of below 100 degree temperatures in almost 100 years (Arizona Republic)!

I'm sure Al Gore would find a way to connect it to global warming somehow.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Distance: North Korea to Hawaii

As North Korea is believed to be planning to fire a missile in the direction of Hawaii (possibly around July 4), the residents of Hawaii are apparently a bit nervous.

North Korea's Taepodong-2 missiles reportedly have a range of about 4,000 miles. I was curious about the distance from North Korea's capital, Pyongyang to some of America's cities. The following comes from MapCrow.com

Pyongyang to:

Honolulu = 4,590 miles
Seattle = 5,135
Portland = 5,434
San Francisco = 5,589
Anchorage = 6,735
Los Angeles = 11,438

Given North Korea's nuclear tests, I understand why the residents of Hawaii might be concerned. An attack by North Korea could make Pearl Harbor look like a high school prank by comparison.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Health care, Michelle Obama style

The University of Chicago Medical Center "receives lucrative tax breaks in exchange for providing charity care."

In 2007, however, the hospital spent only 1.3 percent on the poor, significantly below the amount spent by other hospitals in the area.

But the plot thickens.
Mrs. Obama helped engineer the plan to offload low-income patients with non-urgent health needs. Under the Orwellian banner of an "Urban Health Initiative," Mrs. Obama sold the scheme to outsource low-income care to other facilities as a way to "dramatically improve healthcare for thousands of South Side residents."

In truth, it was old-fashioned cost-cutting and favor-trading repackaged as minority aid. Clearing out the poor freed up room for insured (i.e., more lucrative) patients.
Read the entire story by Michell Malkin at OneNewsNow and ask yourself: Do you really want the Obamas in charge of your health care?

Support for same-sex marriage plumments

According to a CBS/New York Times poll, support for same-sex marriage has dropped significantly.

Protests and TV

I'm watching a TV interview with an expert on Iran. She said that although thousands of people are protesting in the streets of Iran, none of it is being covered by Iranian TV.

It's kind of like when thousands of Americans took part in the TEA (Taxed Enough Already) protests and none of it was covered by American TV (except Fox).

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Iran deminstration pictures

Pictures from today's demonstrations in Iran.

U.S. tracking North Korean ship

"The U.S. military is tracking a flagged North Korean ship suspected of proliferating weapons material in violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution passed last Friday, FOX News has learned."

Read the entire article on Fox Politics.

Gates orders military defense

The government is expecting North Korea to launch a long range missile toward Hawaii some time in early July.

Analysts don't believe North Korean missiles have the capability of reaching Hawaii yet, but Secretary of Defense Robert Gates "has ordered the U.S. military to take defensive measures" anyway.

Probably a good idea.

Playboy and the ALA

According to the American Library Association, "Christie Hefner will speak at the ALA Annual Conference’s Opening General Session, July 11." Until very recently, Christie Hefner was the chairperson and CEO of Playboy enterprises! Seems a bit of a strange choice for an organization that has so much to do with children's libraries.

The real strange thing, however, is the hundreds of Christian librarians who pay substantial fees to be a member of this organization which has fought so hard for pornography and against Evangelical Christians.

Christians will justify their waste of God's money by saying they can be "salt and light" in the ALA. In light of the ALA's choice for keynote speaker I have just one question: Hows that working out for you?

What's going on in Iran?

If you want to know what is really going on in Iran, this article is a good place to start (Note: "Ahmadi-Nezhad" is an alternate spelling for Ahmadinejad).

PETA on flies and horses

President Obama recently swatted and killed a fly on national TV. PETA has expressed their disapproval (seriously).

This morning, Fox News is reporting on Muslim terrorists who are now strapping bombs on horses. The terrorists hope to explode the bombs--killing the horses--in an attempt to kill innocent Jews.

Will PETA express the same concern for these horses that they do for flies? Do they care at all for the innocent people killed in such attempts?

PETA is a national joke. Does anyone take them seriously anymore?

A sad time for America

I was watching an interview with Congressman Mike Pence (R-IN) this morning. Mr. Pence made the point that when President Reagan called the Soviet Union an evil empire it provided great encouragement for those imprisoned in Soviet gulags for their political views. And when President Reagan went to the Berlin Wall, his message was "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" It was NOT, "Mr. Gorbachev, this wall is none of our business."

Our current President, on the other hand, refuses to provide encouragement for those risking their safety and lives in the streets of Iran. Instead, even in the face of what was clearly an election sham, he says it is none of our business. Our President refuses to take a stand for freedom even against a theocracy sworn to destroy us and our allies.

It is truly a sad time for America.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Get a room!

In the San Francisco Chronicle (not Fox News), Phil Bronstein wrote an article entitled, "Love or lust, Obama and the fawning press need to get a room."

It would be funny if it weren't so true. It is dangerous to democracy when a nation's news media falls in love with the government.

State Run Media 2

Yesterday I posted on "State Run Media" about how ABC News is going to broadcast World News Tonight directly from the White House, during which they will push Obama's socialist health care program. Opposing views are not included.

ABC has now refused even to air paid advertising which offers an alternate perspective!

This is the Left's version of "fair and balanced."

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

CAIR sued

Finally! The Council on Arab-American Relations (CAIR) has been sued! See Jihad Watch for the story.
"The evidence has long suggested that CAIR is a criminal organization set up by the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas to further its aims of stealth Jihad in the U.S.,"

Coburn's report on pork projects

The stimulus package was supposedly an absolutely urgent measure necessary to save the U.S. economy from collapse.

So what should happen when the Democratic Congress mis-spends this money on pet projects?

My emotional side says they should be tried for treason. My more rational side would settle for voting them out of office in 2010.

Read Senator Tom Coburn's report on the 100 examples of questionable stimulus projects worth $5.5 billion dollars!

Obama and Iran's election

President Obama says it would not be wise for the U.S. to meddle in Iran's elections.

That would probably be true if Iran had conducted an actual election and not just a selection.

North Korean nukes and missiles

According to the guy second-in-command at the Pentagon, if North Korea keeps developing their missiles like they are, they will be able to hit the United States (AP).

And now they have nukes to put on top of them.

I think that proverbial 3:00 AM phone is ringing off the hook at the White House these days but President Obama appears too busy trying to impose socialism on the U.S. to answer.

Letterman apology

David Letterman has apologized for his comments about Sarah Palin's daughter. Sarah Palin has accepted.

Let's move on.

State run media

Rush Limbaugh frequently refers to "the state-run media." I thought this just more of his entertainment rhetoric, but Rush may be closer to the truth than I thought:
On the night of June 24, the media and government become one, when ABC turns its programming over to President Obama and White House officials to push government run health care -- a move that has ignited an ethical firestorm!

Highlights on the agenda:

ABCNEWS anchor Charlie Gibson will deliver WORLD NEWS from the Blue Room of the White House.

The network plans a primetime special -- 'Prescription for America' -- originating from the East Room, exclude opposing voices on the debate. [emphasis mine]
Read the entire story at Drudge.

Transparency, Obama style

From MSNBC:
The Obama administration is fighting to block access to names of visitors to the White House, taking up the Bush administration argument that a president doesn't have to reveal who comes calling to influence policy decisions.

Despite President Barack Obama's pledge to introduce a new era of transparency to Washington, and despite two rulings by a federal judge that the records are public, the Secret Service has denied msnbc.com's request for the names of all White House visitors from Jan. 20 to the present.
When will people finally realize that what Barack Obama says is often not related to reality.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Pictures from Iran

Pictures from Iran (Hat tip: Kevin)

President Obama on Iran

I just finished watching a press conference in which President Obama finally addressed the Iran issue.

He said it would be wrong for him to be silent" but he then gave a political song and dance in which he tried disparately to straddle the fence.

All he said in support of the protesters was that the world is watching and is inspired by their actions and that their voices should be heard and respected.

He did not condemn the Iranian tyrants for rigging the election, rather, he tried to walk the fence by saying only that he was "Deeply troubled by the violence." He qualified his comments saying that "We were not on the ground, we did not have observers there." True, but no serious expert on Iran doubts that this election was a sham.

By refusing to strongly support those who are courageously demanding free and fair elections, Mr. Obama is, by default, siding with the despotic, terrorist tyrants who oppress the people of Iran, seek to develop nuclear weapons, threaten Israel with extinction, and threaten the security of the West.

Obama fires inspector general

Gerald Walpin, an Inspector General for AmeriCorp, investigated Kevin Johnson, mayor of Sacramento. As a result of the investigation, Johnson had to re-pay over $400,000 of grant money.

Johnson is a prominent Obama supporter. Obama has now fired Walpin without giving a reason which is required by law.

This absolutely reeks of illegal strong-arm politics and political corruption. Where are Woodward and Bernstein when you need them?

Read the stories at the Washington Examiner here and here.

Iranian election

In Iran the Interior Ministry (which has sole oversight of the election) announced the winner of their Presidential election within an hour after the polls closed. That's a pretty amazing feat, considering the fact that Iran uses paper ballots which must be counted by hand! (Time)

The ayatollahs have announced that they will review the election results but I have little doubt that their review will be just as much a sham as the election itself.

Now, tens of thousands are protesting and even rioting in the streets in Iran. Some pundits wondering if this is the beginning of another Iranian revolution.

Barack Obama needs to be strongly encouraging and supporting this "hope and change" on the part of Iranians. Unfortunately, his silence has been deafening.

$236,000 to fly to Chicago

President Obama will be flying to Chicago today for a speech on health care. The cost for his 2 1/2 hours in Chicago will be about $236,000, not counting "Secret Service protection, motorcades and helicopter transports" (Chicago Tribune).

I know other Presidents have done this kind of thing also, but in a time of amazing communication technology, not to mention trillion dollar deficits and soaring job/home losses, aren't these PR trips just a little bit insensitive to, and out of touch with, the average American's financial struggle?

Saturday, June 13, 2009

The triumph of evil

Edmund Burke is often quoted as saying, "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."

Regardless of whether Edmund Burke ever said this (the statement is disputed), I regard it as axiomatic.

The oppressive and sadistic regime of North Korea is pressing forward with the development of nuclear weapons and with missiles to deliver them. Meanwhile, the United States and the United Nations plead for more negotiations and threaten sanctions which have not worked. And North Korea has mocked both.

Evil in North Korea and in Iran are rapidly triumphing, and "good men" in the United States and elsewhere are basically doing nothing.

North Korea and the goodness of mankind

According to the Associated Press, "North Korea vowed Saturday to step up its atomic bomb-making program and threatened war if its ships are stopped as part of new U.N. sanctions...

In spite of the fact that North Korea has continually insisted that its nuclear program is only for energy purposes, it now acknowledges that its goal is bomb-making!

Of course conservative Republicans knew this all along and tried to keep Democrat Bill Clinton from making our nuclear technology available to North Korea, but the Left seems to have this naive optimistic view of the basic goodness of mankind. It seems as if Democratic thinking was that if we only helped North Korea with their legitimate energy needs they would love us and be our friends! How's that working out for us?

In spite of the lesson North Korea should have taught us, Barack Obama recently said that oil-rich Iran--which also insists its nuclear program is for energy--has a right to nuclear energy.

The Left's naive belief in the goodness of mankind is not only going to get us killed, it is in direct opposition to Judeo-Christian teaching. The apostle Paul, for example, condemns this notion of the basic goodness of mankind by stringing together a series of quotations from his Hebrew Bible (the Christian Old Testament) beginning with, "There is none righteous, not even one" (Romans 3:10-18). Later in the same letter Paul says, "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God..." (Rom. 3:23).

I don't expect the Left to understand or believe this but I can't understand why so many Jews and professing Christians don't seem to get it.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Defending David Letterman

On Fox and Friends this morning I was watching some comedian and Geraldo Rivera defending David Letterman and his "joke" about a Sarah Palin's daughter being "knocked up" by a professional ball player.

If you're still having trouble deciding whether this "joke" was over the line, ask yourself this: What would happen if Letterman had made a joke about one of the Obama daughters being knocked up by a professional ball player? Do you honestly think Letterman would still be employed today?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Does an unborn child have any rights?

Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) had a chance to talk to Supreme Court nominee Sonya Sotomayor recently. According to DeMint, "When I asked if an unborn child has any rights whatsoever, I was surprised that she said she had never thought about it."

How is it possible that a Supreme Court nominee has never once considered whether an unborn baby has rights?!

Abortion has been one of the biggest battle grounds in America for over 30 years and Judge Sotomayor has never even considered a viewpoint other than the Leftist view she apparently absorbed through osmosis? This boggles my mind!

It makes me wonder: How many other pro-abortionists have refused to even consider arguments on the pro-life side?

Health care reform

I just got done watching a speech by Barack Obama on healthcare. It sounded so good! You almost can't help coming away thinking that he really is going to solve the problem. He's going to make outstanding health care available to everyone and lower the cost in the process. Even though such programs have been dismal failures in Canada and overseas, Mr. Obama is such a good speaker and so likable that you really just want to believe him.

Then my brain overrides my emotions.

From the time my kids were young, my wife and I implemented a system we called "privelege/responsibility." It went like this: As you kids grow older we will give you privileges. To get more privileges you need to show us that you are responsible with the priveleges you already have.

As teenagers, for example, before you get a drivers licence you have to have shown us that we can trust you to be where you said you were going to be and did not get into trouble.

All kids try to push the envelope, of course, but I think our system worked pretty well and I am certainly happy with how my kids turned out.

I think we need to put the government on a similar program. Before we allow the government to further entangle itself in our medical care, we need to insist that the government show us how effectively and effeciently they can run Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and our VA hospitals.

As much as we might want and need a better health care system, it would be just plain stupid to turn our health care over to a govenemnt that has screwed up so much for so many for so long. As Ronald Reagan said, "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help."

American wealth down $1.3 trillion

According to the Associated Press, "American households lost $1.33 trillion of their wealth in the first three months of the year as the recession took a bite out of stock portfolios and dragged down home prices."

Hmmm, and all this time I thought the Obama/Democrat stimulus package was supposed to improve the economy!

When the stimulus package was proposed we were told that the economy absolutly had to be stimulated immediately to avoid dire consequences. It was so urgent that no one in Congress even had time to read the bill!

So why has the economy not been stimulated? Why has it not even begun to turn around?

You can argue, of course, that the economy would have been much worse were it not for the stimulus, but that is an empty argument. It would be like saying that if George Bush had not invaded Iraq, Saddam Hussein would have had WMD by this time. It is nothing more than a baseless assertion. And if the economy doesn't pick up next quarter, or next year, Obamaniacs could (and will) still argue the same thing--that the economy would have been worse.

If we do not see a significant and sustained upturn in the economy, at what point will you determine that the stimulus did not work? Next quarter? Next year?

David Letterman and Sarah Palin

Recently Sarah Palin was in New York with her 14 year old daughter, Willow. David Letterman made a mean-spirited "joke" about how Sarah “Bought makeup from Bloomingdale's to update her 'slutty flight attendant' look."

[Note to Letterman: The campaign is long o-v-e-r!!! If you can't find enough material in current politics to joke about, its time to retire]

It's one thing to attack someone's ideas or conduct--that's practically the American way when it comes to politics--but I think all American's should agree that only bottom-feeders attack someone's personal appearance (and perhaps Letterman needs better glasses)!

But it gets worse. Letterman also said,

“One awkward moment for Sarah Palin at the Yankee game, during the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez.”

Now remember--Sarah Palin was in New York with her 14 year old daughter Willow!

The Palin's responded with the following statement:
“Concerning Letterman's comments about my young daughter (and I doubt he'd ever dare make such comments about anyone else's daughter): 'Laughter incited by sexually-perverted comments made by a 62-year-old male celebrity aimed at a 14-year-old girl is not only disgusting, but it reminds us some Hollywood/NY entertainers have a long way to go in understanding what the rest of America understands - that acceptance of inappropriate sexual comments about an underage girl, who could be anyone's daughter, contributes to the atrociously high rate of sexual exploitation of minors by older men who use and abuse others.' ”
Letterman responded by saying,

“These are not jokes made about her 14-year-old daughter. I would never, never make jokes about raping or having sex of any description with a 14-year-old girl...."

But it was the visit to New York by Sarah and 14 year-old Willow--not 18 year-old Bristol--that prompted the "jokes." Rather than desperately trying to excuse his disgusting "jokes," Letterman needed to issue a sincere, heartfelt apology.

Some time ago, radio host Don Imus was fired when he made an over-the-top comment on the air. I think Letterman's employers should do the same--And if they don't, I hope America's viewers will show that this kind of mean-spirited hate speech against people's children will not be tolerated (Tolerance is not always a virtue).

And while I'm at it, the Left loves to criticize the Right for its over-the-top hate speech. Perhaps I've missed it, but I've never heard Rush Limbaugh or Ann Coulter make comments this over-the-top before. Perhaps the log needs to come out of the Left's eye, before they attempt to pull the speck out of the Right's eye.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

You have the right to remain silent

The Obama administration wants to give our terrorist enemies--those who want to destroy our country--the rights of U.S. citizens, i.e. Miranda rights!

If the Bush administration had given terrorists the right to remain silent, there would have been hundreds, if not thousands, of innocent people in Los Angeles dead now. It was waterboarding that saved their lives.

I hope it doesn't take another 9/11 (or worse), before the American public wakes up and realizes that Barack Obama is putting America in danger.

Could the Left possibly be any more out of touch?

Homeland Security Report and Holocaust Museum shooting

I'm hardly believing my ears. Fox's Shepherd Smith (and now Catherine Herridge) is praising the Homeland security report on right wing extremists arguing, essentially, that in light of the Holocaust Museum shooting, the Homeland Security report was right on the money.

The problem was NOT that the Homeland Security report was completely wrong. The problem was that the Homeland Security report made such broad generalizations that virtually anyone to the right of John McCain was suspect! The Homeland Security report on Left wing extremists did not make such sweeping generalizations.

Casting such a broad net actually hurts security. Its like saying, watch out for white people because white supremacists tend to be white. Perhaps if the Homeland Security report had been more specific, someone would have identified this deranged shooter before it was too late.

Holocaust shooter identified

About two hours ago someone walked into the National Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. with a rifle or shotgun. He shot a guard. Two other guards returned fire and shot the gunman.

The shooter has now been identified as James von Brunn. He is a a racist white supremacist. You can read more about him at a white supremacist website called Stormfront.org which also contains a link to von Brunn's website.

Kudo's to the guards at the National Holocaust Museum. They are heroes.

None dare call it scandal

Newt Gingrich has just written a bombshell of an article in Human Events. I've summarized the big idea below:

In 1921, an oil tycoon “gave several prize head of cattle and around $269,000 to President Harding’s Secretary of the Interior. “In return, Sinclair got the exclusive rights to drill in an oil field in Wyoming.”

This became known as the Teapot Dome scandal, “the most notorious example of political corruption in America prior to Watergate.”

“Between 2000 and 2008, the United Auto Workers (UAW) union” gave 23.7 million dollars to Democrats, including Barack Obama. “In return, the UAW received 55 percent of Chrysler and 17.5 percent of GM, plus billions of dollars.”

Mr. Gingrich adds:
In a rigged proceeding in which the federal government disregarded bankruptcy law in favor of the political outcome it desired, the Chrysler bankruptcy laid the predicate for the much larger General Motors bankruptcy to come. Against law and precedent, the unions were moved to the front of the line when it came to who would benefit from the bankruptcy.
Mr. Gingrich says, “But nobody’s calling this a scandal. It’s time we start.”

I agree. I just heard an interview with a Chrysler dealer whose dealership is being forced to close even though he is making a profit. He said he knows of Chrysler dealerships which get to remain open even though they are losing money. There are also rumors that a significant proportion of the dealerships being forced to close were donors to the Republican Party.

This absolutely must be investigated. If the Obama administration can get away with this, they can get away with anything. If feels like are losing America before our very eyes!

Please read Gingrich’s entire article and pass it on to others.

Mr. Obama, you scare me!

Snopes.com (a site which confirms or debunks rumors) has confirmed that Lou Pritchett, a former vice president with Proctor & Gamble, did indeed write an open letter to President Obama saying that the president truly scares him. Mr. Pritchett originally submitted the letter to the New York Times but they declined to print it.

Hmm, I wonder why.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Obama, the fasle prophet

Wow! Here's on Hollywood actor who hasn't lost his mind. Watch the CNN video.

Cap and trade energy tax

Stop the "cap and trade" energy tax. Please sign the petition.

Bipartisanship, Democrat style

According to "The Hill,"
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) says he has requested to meet privately with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) this year, but has been repeatedly rebuffed.

In an interview with The Hill, the minority whip said, “I have been told that Speaker Pelosi doesn’t like to meet with Republicans …
That's apparently the Democrats version of bipartisanship.

"He's sort of God"

Newsweek editor, Evan Thomas: "I mean in a way Obama's standing above the country, above--above the world, he's sort of God."

That's apparently the main stream media's version of "fair and balanced." The comment reminded me of what was said about the Titanic: "Not even God could sink this ship."

Let's just hope this time around the "Titanic" is not the United States.

The numbers are fiction

According to an article in the Wall Street Journal,
"Saved or created" has become the signature phrase for Barack Obama as he describes what his stimulus is doing for American jobs. His latest invocation came yesterday, when the president declared that the stimulus had already saved or created at least 150,000 American jobs -- and announced he was ramping up some of the stimulus spending so he could "save or create" an additional 600,000 jobs this summer.
The same article points out that the numbers are pure fiction. There is absolutely no way to measure this. Yet, as the article points out, the media, which was so critical of George Bush, just lets this slide without question.

The main stream media has abandoned their responsibility of investigating and reporting, and has turned to campaigning. Far be it from them to question the Beloved Leader.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Homeland (in)Security

According to an article cited in Jihad Watch, "Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano swore in to her official advisory council the head of an Arab American organization whose officials have labeled deadly anti-U.S. jihadists as "heroes" and opposed referring to Hamas as a terrorist organization."

In the Obama administration, the danger to our country's survival is becoming greater on the inside than it is from the outside.

A "very deep recession"

According to the Associated Press, President Obama said recently that "we're still in the middle of a very deep recession."

When most of us non-economists look around and see so many people losing their jobs and homes, its pretty hard for us to distinguish between a "very deep recession" and a depression.

Mr. Obama continued, "it's going to take a considerable amount of time for us to pull out of."


Isn't that pretty much an admission that the socialist, pork-barrel, Democratic stimulus package is not working, and is not going to work after all? Unfortunately, my grandchildren will still be paying for it anyway.

Freedom of Religion under attack again

According to Fox News:

A Christian evangelical group that works to improve the lives of underprivileged children says it has been prohibited from conducting Bible study classes in public housing projects in Tulsa, Okla., potentially violating a Supreme Court ruling that upheld religious groups' right to the use of public institutions.

For more than 70 years, the Missouri-based Child Evangelism Fellowship has worked with underprivileged kids, not only to convert them to Christianity, but to improve their lives through education and after-school activities. In one program, fellowship missionaries visit prisons and sign up inmates' children for Bible study programs in an effort to keep them from winding up in jail themselves.

Unbelievable! Just 20 years ago no one would have believed such things would take place in America!

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Impose a peace solution

According to Reuters, "King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has urged U.S. President Barack Obama to impose a solution on the festering Arab-Israeli conflict if necessary, a Saudi newspaper said on Sunday."

I agree. Maybe its time for President Obama to "impose" a peace solution on the Middle East.

Perhaps we should make it clear that the next Hamas or Hezbollah missile that falls on Israeli soil will be met with U.S. retaliation similar to the shock and awe we delivered to Baghdad about eight years ago. Perhaps we should make it clear to Iran that if they don't stop fomenting violence against Israel we will do the same to them.

Oh...that's probably not what the king had in mind.

Obama flunks history in Cairo

"In his speech to the Muslim world in Cairo, President Barack Obama claimed: “As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam."

President Obama apparently flunked history. See Dr. Frank Tipler's excellent article.

Do they have a "Right of Return"?

Do they have a "Right of Return?" Excellent question!

Saturday, June 06, 2009

More global warming

According to KSTP is was the coolest June 6 in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) in a hundred years.

Just think of how cold it might have been were it not for global warming!

Snow falls in Dickinson

According to KXMX, Dickinson North Dakota received snow today--"the first time in nearly 60 years the city has seen snow past May."

Must be global warming ;-)

Justice Department investigation of Tiller death

According to OneNewsNow, "The Justice department announced late Friday afternoon that it is launching an investigation to see who else may have been involved in the murder of abortionist George Tiller."

Good.

Now if they'd just launch investigations to see who else may have been involved in the murder of the the recruiter by a Muslim convert, and into Nancy Pelosi's allegations of criminal activity in CIA reporting to Congress, and into Congress's part in the current economic crisis, and into ACORN's stealing of the presidential election!

The Justice department seems to be pretty selective in their investigations.

Friday, June 05, 2009

More ACORN workers charged

According to CNSNews: "Four former ACORN workers in western Pennsylvania will face trial on charges that they forged, illegally solicited or illegally filled out voter registration cards before the November election."

Considering all the charges and allegations against ACORN, not to mention actual convictions, Obama's association with ACORN alone, should have been more than enough to disqualify him for the presidency in the minds of most Americans.

Crucifying and decapitating infidels

In his Cairo speech, President Obama quoted from the Qur'an as saying, "whoever kills an innocent, it is as if he has killed all mankind; and whoever saves a person, it is as if he has saved all mankind."

Mr. Obama failed to quote the entire verse. The rest of that verse says,
Our apostles brought them veritable proofs: yet many among them, even after that, did prodigious evil in the land. Those that make war against God and His apostle and spread disorder in the land shall be slain or crucified or have their hands and feet cut off on alternate sides, or be banished from the land.
(In the quote above "His apostle" is a reference to Muhammad).

Read how Muhammad actually took a precept from Rabbinic Judaism on the value of human life, and twisted it in to an argument for crucifying or decapitating the "infidel."

The number of jobs saved

This morning on Fox and Friends, Karl Rove pointed out that the figure the Obama administration repeatedly throws out for the number of jobs "saved" by the stimulus is complete fiction, totally fabricated out of thin air.

Rove said that not only is this not a statistic the government keeps track of, but there is no way anyone could possibly determine or track of the number of jobs saved. When asked about the figure, the Obama administration was unable to say how they arrived at the number. Apparently, the Obama administration is just plain lying to us (what a shocker)!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Students stand up for their rights

Kudos to students at Santa Rosa County (FL) high school who had the guts to stand up for their freedom of religion and freedom of speech against the the bullying tactics of the ACLU. Read this short article.

Excellent questions about Islam

I thought Mike Gallagher made an outstanding point on his radio show yesterday. He noted how America (i.e. President Obama) is bending over backwards trying to assure Muslims around the world that we are not at war with Islam.

Mr. Gallagher wondered why it is that Muslims are not trying to assure Americans that they are not at war with us! After all, it was Muslims from Saudi Arabia who slaughtered 3,000 innocent Americans in the Twin Towers!

I would add that it was Muslims who had also killed Americans when they bombed these Twin Towers eight years earlier.

It was Muslims who slaughtered our Marines in their barracks in Lebanon.

It was Muslims who killed American personnel when they bombed the Khobar Towers housing complex in Saudi Arabia.

It was Muslims who killed Americans when they bombed the U.S.S. Cole as it was docked in Yemen.

In light of this--not to mention all the rabid anti-west rhetoric and threats coming out of the Muslim world--shouldn’t Muslims be trying to reassure Americans that Muslims are not at war with America?

The fact is that Americans fought and died to liberate Muslim Kuwait and Muslim Iraq from a dictator who had killed over a million Muslims!

American soldiers also fought and died for Muslims in Bosnia.

So why should we have to assure Muslims that we are not at war with Islam—unless, of course, the so-called Muslim radicals like Saddam Hussein and his Baathist Party, the Taliban, al Qaeda, etc. really are representatives of true Islam.

As Gallagher rightfully points out, however, the Left always insists that Muslim radicals have perverted the noble religion of Islam and are not following true Islam at all. But if this is true, why are we hated in the Muslim world for attacking Islam? If we are just attacking perversions of Islam, why do so many millions of Muslims hate us?

Gallagher rightfully points out that you can’t have it both ways. Either the Muslim radicals of al-Qaeda, the Taliban etc. are part of true Islam and the U.S. is, therefore, guilty of attacking Islam, as so many in the Muslim world believe.

OR Muslim radicals like those in al Qaeda and the Taliban have only perverted Islam and are not really true Muslims at all, in which case we have to ask again why so many Muslims around the world hate us.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Coulter on the murder of Tiller

Ann Coulter has an excellent satirical article on the murder of George Tiller. Kind of puts things in perspective.

U.S. financial stability threatened

On Fox tonight, Stephen Moore, senior economic writer at the Wall Street Journal made the point that the Obama administration has borrowed more money in just the last six months than previous administrations have borrowed in the last 30 years combined!

According to Bloomberg, "Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said large U.S. budget deficits threaten financial stability and the government can’t continue indefinitely to borrow at the current rate to finance the shortfall."

Meanwhile Democrats want to press forward with their astronomically expensive plan to socialize medicine in America and (according to Mr. Moore) Barney Frank is drawing up legislation to have the federal government back up the borrowing and debt of every individual state.

Could the Democrats possibly be more out of touch with reality? We absolutely must vote them out of Congress in 2010. The nation's future may literally depend on it.

"kill 330,000 Americans"

U.S. counterterrorism experts have authenticated a video of a high ranking Al Qaeda official proposing a way to kill over 300,000 Americans! His idea sounds entirely possible:
"Four pounds of anthrax -- in a suitcase this big -- carried by a fighter through tunnels from Mexico into the U.S. are guaranteed to kill 330,000 Americans within a single hour if it is properly spread in population centers there,"
Meanwhile, Democrats still refuse to get serious about our border with Mexico, Hillary Clinton is busy pushing gay rights around the world and Barack Obama is busy trying to appease Muslims.

America, a Muslim country

When only a tiny fraction of America's population is Muslim, where did Obama get the idea that America is a Muslim country? Robert Spencer may have traced the idea to Muslim congressman Keith Ellision (D. Minn.).

The "Missing Gospels"

The Missing Gospels by Darrell Bock is a discussion of the “lost gospels” discovered at Nag Hammadi which have received so much media attention. Dr. Bock, and expert in the field, compares and contrasts viewpoints appearing in these “missing gospels” with the viewpoints contained in “traditional” sources.

These traditional sources include the documents eventually collected in our New Testament, as well as other sources not in the New Testament: Clement of Rome, Ignatius, Polycarp, the Didache, Barnabas, Shepherd of Hermas, etc. Bock generally confines his discussion to documents written in the first and second centuries AD.

Bock compares these two categories of sources in four areas: 1) The Nature of God and Creation, 2) Jesus: Divine and/or Human 3) The Nature of Humanity’s Redemption and 4) Jesus’ Death: Knowledge, Sin and Salvation.

1) The nature of God and creation: The traditional sources teach that there is only one God who is the creator of the universe. Originally, the creation was good but became “fallen” though sin and rebellion. While the Gospel of Thomas also refers to just one God, most of the “missing gospels,” refer to numerous gods and divine beings, and the material creation is presented as a fundamentally evil mistake from the very beginning.

2) Jesus: Divine and/or human: Contrary to The DaVinci Code, none of the ancient texts— whether traditional or “missing gospels”—present Jesus as merely an ordinary human being. All of the “missing gospels” present Jesus as some kind of exalted or heavenly figure. In fact, some go so far as to say that he wasn’t really human at all—he just appeared to be human. By contrast, the traditional sources consistently refer to Jesus as both human and divine at the same time.

3) The Nature of Humanity’s Redemption: The “missing gospels” consistently present the material world of creation as fundamentally defective and “fallen.” Mankind is divided into two classes: those who understand and embrace the spiritual nature of the world and those who hang on to the physical. Only the former will be redeemed with “the ascent of the spiritual one back into the perfect nonmaterial world.” (146). The flesh will eventually be destroyed. By contrast, the traditional view believes not only in a spiritual world, but the redemption and resurrection of the body as well.

4) Jesus’ Death: Knowledge, Sin, and Salvation: Generally speaking the “missing gospels” present Jesus’ work as leading people out of their “ignorance and forgetfulness” (i.e. ignorance of the fact that they are really spirit creatures trapped in a defective material world) and into future “rest and immortality.” By contrast, the traditional view teaches that Jesus not only showed the way, but is the way. He came to die as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

Many biblical critics and members of the media present these “missing gospels as evidence for the diversity of ancient Christianity—often implying that the “missing gospels” have just as much right to be considered “truth” as the traditional sources. The fact is, however, that the earliest traditional sources date back to the first century whereas (with the possible though extremely improbable exception of the Gospel of Thomas), the “missing Gospels all date from the second, third, or even fourth centuries AD.

Far from being family disputes within Christianity, Bock demonstrates that the “missing gospels” present views that are not even in the same ballpark as traditional Judeo-Christian thought. Traditional Christian sources show a striking similarity to the Jewish ground from which Jesus and the apostles came.

The “missing gospels,” on the other hand, appear to be attempts to twist this original Jewish message of Jesus and his earliest followers to make it more palatable to second-fourth century Greco-Roman religious and philosophical speculations which, to those who actually take time to read the “missing gospels” will appear much more bizarre, unbelievable and even offensive than anything found in the New Testament.

Unfortunately, by the very nature of a summary, I have oversimplified Darrell Bock’s arguments and outstanding study. Please read The Missing Gospels for a more detailed and accurate assessment.

The incredible double standard

Wow, today seems to be the day for outstanding articles. Another one is Michelle Malkin's article, "Climate of Hate, World of Double Standards" in which she cites the incredible hypocrisy of the Left (Barack Obama and the media in particular) when it comes to discussing or reporting hate crimes. Please read this one right after Michael Medved's article cited earlier.

Empathy and justice

Michael Medved, an orthodox Jewish talk show host, has written an absolutely outstanding article on the idea of justice and empathy in relation to Barack Obama's recent Supreme Court appointee.

If you read only one article today please read this one, especially if you are Christian or Jewish.

Sowell and Sotomayor


Thomas Sowell has just written an excellent article (nothing new about that) on the new Obama appointee to the Supreme Court. Please take time to read the whole article in Townhall, but in the mean time, here are some excerpts:

What does it say about her qualifications to be on the Supreme Court when her supporters' biggest talking points are that she had to struggle to rise in the world?

Bonnie and Clyde had to struggle. Al Capone had to struggle. The only President of the United States who was forced to resign for his misdeeds-- Richard Nixon-- had to struggle. For that matter, Adolf Hitler had to struggle! There is no evidence that struggle automatically makes you a better person.

Sometimes, instead of making you appreciative of a society in which someone born at the bottom can rise to the top, it leaves you embittered that you had to spend years struggling, and resentful of those who were born into circumstances where the easy way to the top was open to them.

Sonia Sotomayor has, in both her words and in her decision as a judge to dismiss out of hand the appeal of white firefighters who had been discriminated against, betrayed a racism that is no less racism because it is directed against different people than the old racism of the past.

The code word for the new racism is "diversity." The Constitution of the United States says nothing about diversity and the Constitution is what a judge is supposed to pay attention to, not the prevailing buzzwords of the times.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Clinton: Fighting for gay rights

North Korea has recently tested a nuclear weapon and has fired about six missiles, one of which was a long range missile capable of carrying a nuclear weapon. Many suspect they are preparing to fire yet another long range missile.

Iran is developing nuclear capability and threatens to wipe Israel off the face of the map.

There is always a danger that Pakistan's nuclear weapons could fall into the hands of Islamic radicals.

People are still being murdered and enslaved in Darfur.

Venezuela just purchased advanced shoulder-fired missile systems that could very well end up in the hands of FARC terrorists.

We still have troops in Iraq and are fighting Taliban in Afghanistan.

Christians are being persecuted by the thousands in countries all over the world.

With all of this, and much more, going on all over the world, you'd think Secretary of State Clinton would have her hands full. So what is her priority?

She plans to devote time to fighting for gay rights!

Could the Left possibly be any more out of touch?

Freedom dying in Europe

"Under an anti-discrimination directive passed by the European Union Parliament in April, Christian churches, schools, and social services in Europe cannot limit their membership to those who share their beliefs."

I wonder if the same law applies to Muslim groups, gay groups, liberal groups, atheist groups and the European Union Parliament.

Where is the Christian outrage? Where is the outrage by anyone who believes in freedom?

One of the largest Muslim countries

In a recent interview President Obama said that the United States was one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.

Not even close.

Blame for the killing of George Tiller

Numerous Leftists are blaming Right pundits for the death of George Tiller. The Left apparently believes that when the pro-life advocates argue against the killing of innocent unborn babies, that leads directly to violence. It doesn't matter to the Left that pro-life groups have condemned the killing.

The Left doesn't seem to make that same connection, however, when it comes to the killing of an innocent recruiter. Yesterday, a convert to Islam shot and killed a military recruiter in Arkansas. The murderer said he did it because of what the U.S. military had done to Muslims in the past (I guess Muslim attacks on the Twin Towers, Khobar Towers, the marine barracks in Lebanon and numerous other slaughters were OK with him).

It could be argued that all the the rabid, vitriolic Left wing rhetoric against against the war in Iraq, Gitmo, and the U.S. military in general, influenced the murderer and led directly to the killing of this recruiter.

Of course Leftists don't make that connection because they are really not interested in logic, consistency or truth (indeed, many of them don't even believe in truth). They just want to destroy their opponents.

The fact is that neither the Left nor the Right are guilty of these murders. Those who committed the murders carry the guilt alone.

Sonia Sotomayor and racism

Mona Charen has an excellent article defending judge Sonia Sotomayor from the charges of racism.

Monday, June 01, 2009

June: LGBT month

"NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2009 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to turn back discrimination and prejudice everywhere it exists" (ADF).

It is nothing less than a tragedy when the President of the United States officially blesses behavior that God calls an abomination.

God have mercy on what's left of our country!

The Left and the death of Tiller

Muslim radical have killed tens-of-thousands of people in the last 20 years. Yet those on the Left bend over backwards to defend Muslims, saying that the radicals are only a tiny percentage of Islam.

Pro-life radicals have killed exactly 5 abortion doctors in America; no, not 5,000, or 500...... f-i-v-e! And yet the Left wants to use the death of Tiller to paint the entire pro-life movement with the same brush.

On living together before marriage

A study of the literature on those who live together without being married found that "‘No positive contribution of cohabitation to marriage has ever been found." Some of the specific findings include:
  • Cohabitors report poorer relationship quality than married couples.
  • Cohabitors have lower commitment to the relationship, lower levels of happiness and worse relationships with their parents than married couples.
  • Cohabiting couples have higher rates of assault, and the violence is more severe, than among dating or married couples.
  • Cohabitors tend to be more socially isolated and this partially explains their heightened levels of domestic violence.
  • Prior cohabitants had a higher rate of pre-marital aggression than couples who did not live together.
  • According to a study of British child abuse registries, a cohabiting boyfriend is the most serious risk factor for child abuse. Children are safest living with their natural parents, married to each other...
  • Married couples whose marriages are preceded by cohabitation are more likely to get divorced and to report lower quality marriages.
  • The increased probability of divorce cannot be accounted for by systematic differences between those who choose to get married and those who choose to cohabit.
See ADF for the whole article and links.

GM dealerships being closed

Neil Cavuto is reporting that 79.6 percent of all the GM dealerships which are being shut down donated to Republicans. Only 20.4 percent of those being closed down donated to Democrats.

Shouldn't this be investigated? Oh, wait. The Democrats control both houses of Congress AND the Department of Justice.

Targeting children

According to OneNewsNow, Massachussetts:
recently sponsored a Youth Pride Day "celebration" in Boston hosted by a cross-dressing man who was the former Miss Gay Massachusetts and a transgender Elvis impersonator, complete with a cross-dressing male "dancing girl" in a bikini. Brian Camenker of MassResistance says teens and some children as young as 12 were bused to the event using taxpayer monies.
It appears that a movement that began with a plea for tolerance, has now moved toward an evangelistic movement at tax payers expense. What's worse, they are targeting young children in attempts to influence them to try out behaviors which may one day result in HIV/AIDS or other STD's.

This should be prosecuted at child sexual abuse.