Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Reasons to vote Democrat this November

I love it! Eleven reasons to vote Democrat this November ;-)

J. Christian Adams alleges corruption at Department of Justice

Megan Kelly just finished part one of her interview with J. Christian Adams, one of the Department of Justice attorneys who prosecuted the case against members of the New Black Panther Party who threatened and intimidated white voters to keep them from voting against Barack Obama at a polling center in Philadelphia.

Under the Bush administration the case was brought to trial. Five DOJ attorneys worked on the case. There was no doubt in anyone's mind that the New Black Panthers were guilty. The evidence was clear. There was sworn eyewitness testimony. It was even on video! The defendants didn't even bother to make a defense. Adams said this was the easiest case he had ever prosecuted at DOJ. Adams said that if this didn't constitute voter intimidation, nothing would. The DOJ won the case. All that was left was sentencing.

Then the new President, Barack Obama, appointed Eric Holder as Attorney General. Shortly thereafter, the prosecuting attorneys were ordered to drop the case by high level DOJ political appointees. To be more specific, the case was dropped entirely for three defendants. The fourth defendant--the one who was actually carrying a weapon (a baton) got nothing but a mild restraining order saying to stay away from poling places (presumably except to vote).

Further, according to Adams, DOJ mandated that no other civil rights cases would be pursued if the issue was blacks intimidating whites.

The justice department has--of course--denied the allegations.

Part two of this interview will air on Meghan Kelley's show on Fox tomorrow.

I'd like to know if Eric Holder or Barack Obama were involved in this scandal.

Brewer to Obama: "Do your job"

Wow! What a powerful message! What an enormous failure by both the Bush and Obama administrations! Rather than having an administration that is wasting taxpayers money prosecuting a state that is just trying to enforce federal law to protect its citizens, we need an administration that will do its job!

No more freedom of association

In a decision that was underreported in the media, the Supreme Court recently appears to have gutted our Constitutional rights to freedom of association. The case centered on the question:
Could a university require a Christian student organization to open its leadership and voting membership to those who disagree with the group’s faith or who refuse to abide by its code of conduct?
What happened to freedom of religion and freedom of association? The question above is quoted from an article by David French of the Alliance Defense Fund. The article goes on to say:
Common sense would dictate that a group should be able to limit its membership and leadership to those who share the group’s purpose. After all, who ever heard of a Republican group led by Democrats, an African-American group led by white supremacists, or a vegetarian group led by cattle ranchers?
French then quotes Roger Pilon of the Cato Institute as saying:
In a word, like the mugger who says, “Your money or your life,” today’s opinion enables Hastings to say, “If you want benefits otherwise available to all, you’ve got to give up your right to freedom of association.”
Our founding fathers must be turning over in their graves! Please take time to read this excellent article by David French of the Alliance Defense Fund.

Is the Department of Justice Corrupt?

Breaking News: DOJ whistleblower alleges DOJ under Eric Holder is corrupt.

During the last Presidential election there was a polling place in Philadelphia at which some uniformed members of the New Black Panther Party were openly threatening white voters to keep them from voting against Barack Obama shouting things like, "Now you will see what it is like to be ruled by a black man, cracker!"

These New Black Panthers were prosecuted and convicted but just as they were about to be sentenced, someone at the Department of Justice under Attorney General Eric Holder ordered DOJ prosecutors to drop the case.

The former lead attorney on that case has now resigned from the DOJ and will tell his story on Meghan Kelly's show on FoxNews at 2:00 EST today. He will apparently be alleging that it was Lauretta King, the acting head of the civil rights commission who made that decision to drop the case, that the DOJ is corrupt.

Watch FoxNews at 2:00 (EST) today.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Muslim hero is ostracized

Mahmoud Oman is an honorable American Muslim who worked with the FBI to prevent the massacre of American men and women at Fort Dix. The man is practically a hero. You would think that the "moderate" Muslim community here in American would be proud.

You would be wrong. He has been ostracized by his fellow American Muslims! Where are all the moderate Muslims? It is one thing when the supposed silent moderate majority never seems to stand up against Islamic terrorism, but when they actually ostracize a Muslim hero who prevented terrorist attacks, something is seriously wrong.

Monday, June 28, 2010

A "tectonic rift" between the U.S. and Israel

This is sad, scary and infuriating! Obama is abandoning Israel and siding with our enemies.

Justices extend gun owner rights nationwide

Oil contracts in Iraq

I was just listening to John Stossel. He pointed out that less than 10% of the oil contracts in Iraq after the fall of Saddam went to America. The vast majority went to other countries. Instead of plundering Iraq, we have been feeding the people and building schools and hospitals etc.

I wonder if all of those Leftist, lying America-haters who accused Bush of attacking Iraq just so we could steal their oil will now apologize.

It is more likely that pigs will grow wings and fly.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

More union violence

An article in "Big Government" today says,
Union violence is often talked about anecdotally but seldom addressed. Even though one 25-year study found nearly 9,000 reported incidents of union violence, union-controlled Democrats often try to sweep it under the rug and, when they can’t, they’ll feign shock while seeming to relish it when it happens.
9,000 reported incidents! Think of how many may have gone unreported. And the Democrats, with their card check proposal, actually want to take away the rights of workers to a secret union ballot!

Communist goals of 1963

In 1963, the Congressional Record listed "Current Communist Goals."

Some are now outdated but a few are quite interesting. For example:

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a "religious crutch."

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the "big picture."

36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

I don't think there is some kind of hidden Communist conspiracy going on, but the Left has certainly been successful in gaining control of the schools, the labor unions, the press, TV and Hollywood.

The Left has been enormously successful in undermining the Constitution—from Congresspersons who outright ignore it, to Supreme Court justices who treat it as a "living breathing document" arguing that it is old fashioned and out of step with current needs.

The Left, largely through the ACLU, has been very successful in weakening American institutions like the family, and snuffing out all religion from public schools, courthouses, and town squares under the guise of "separation of church and state."

The Left has long fought for nuclear disarmament of the U.S.

The Left has been enormously successful in promoting homosexual sex and immorality, and indeed, making it an accepted part of "normal" American life.

The Left never misses an opportunity to discredit and disparage the United States, though they rarely criticize ruthless dictators and tyrants.

Nikita Khruschev would have been pleased.

"We'll keep feeding you small doses of socialism"

I rarely watch Glenn Beck but there was nothing else on TV today that I was interested in. Beck quoted Nikita Khruschev, the former leader of the Soviet Union, as saying,

"Americans are so gullible. No, you won't accept communism outright, but we'll keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you'll finally wake up and find you already have communism."

Khruschev was right. That is exactly what the Democrats have been doing--especially Roosevelt and LBJ. Only now, under the triumvirate of Obama, Reid and Pelosi, the "change" has been put on steroids.

If Americans do not throw these socialists out in the next two elections, I fear we will not survive as a free country.

Obama backing off promise to pull out of Afghanistan

President Obama is now backing off his promise to pull us out of Afghanistan by his deadline. There is no way he would already be hinting at breaking the deadline if he thought there was a chance in the world of succeeding.
I'm sure Obama will now be crucified in the media, and there will soon be protests in the streets by groups like Code Pink and carrying signs saying, "Obama lied, people died."

Oh, wait, I was thinking of what would happen if President Bush had done this.

One more in a growing list of broken Obama promises in our future. It's not so much the broken promises that bother me as it is that Obama won (stole) the election with these promises.

Obama, Petraeus and the media

When President Bush appointed General Petraeus to oversee a war do you remember the media response? The "General Betray-us" hate-ad was privately funded but pretty much summed up Left wing media hatred of both Bush and Petraeus.

Isn't it interesting that when Obama appoints General Petraeus to oversee a war, the media is hailing it as a brilliant move by the President?

Friday, June 25, 2010

The greatest threat to national security

Admiral Mike Mullin, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, warned that our national debt is the biggest threat we face to national security (The Hill).

Think about that. This means that means that Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and the Democrats are a bigger threat to national security than al Qaeda, the Taliban, North Korea or Iran!

Hezbollah working with drug cartels in Mexico?

New York Congresswoman Sue Myrick is warning that Iran-backed Hezbollah is working with drug cartels in Mexico. Congresswoman Myrick has asked Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to investigate this national security threat (Fox News via Jihad Watch).

With literally millions of illegals pouring across the boarder, we're not dealing with an immigration problem. We're dealing with an invasion that may be threatening national security.

Unfortunately, Obama is too busy playing politics to concern himself with such things as national security.

Condoms for first graders!

A school board in Massachusetts voted to distribute condoms to children. Any child who requests a condom must be giving one regardless of parental objections--even if the child is as young as first grade!

First grade! That's like, five or six years old!

Surely there must be something illegal about teachers providing condoms to first graders. What's next? Free porno films to show them how it is done?

I think parents in this school district need to find a good lawyer to see if any legal action can be taken to stop, prevent and punish this child abuse and abuse of power.

"Obama knew of Blagojevich plot"

According to Fox News:
An ex-aide to former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich testified this week that President Obama knew Blagojevich wanted a plum job in the administration in exchange for appointing a politically palatable person to fill Obama's vacated Senate seat.

No concern for immigration laws

Obama's Labor Secretary apparently has little regard for the law:
President Obama's Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is supposed to represent American workers. What you need to know is that this longtime open-borders sympathizer has always had a rather radical definition of "American." At a Latino voter registration project conference in Los Angeles many years ago, Solis asserted to thunderous applause: "We are all Americans, whether you are legalized or not."

That's right. The woman in charge of enforcing our employment laws doesn't give a hoot about our immigration laws -- or about the fundamental distinction between those who followed the rules in pursuit of the American dream and those who didn't (Michelle Malkin).
This might be dismissed as an anomaly except that 1) the Obama administration just appointed a head of the Immigration and Customs Service who is a supporter of sanctuary cities--i.e. cities that openly rebel against federal immigration laws. 2) a Democrat Congressman admitted publicly that he didn't follow the Constitution and 3) the Obama administration regularly seems to overstep its Constitutional authority.

We see this not only in the takeover of banks, GM, and healthcare, but, Congress has just passed "sweeping financial overhaul" which would give the government "broad new powers to seize and wind down large, failing financial firms." Where does the Constitution give the federal government power to seize any private companies?

I'm not sure most American's really understand how serious it is when your government no longer feels constrained by the Constitution or the rule of law. Hundreds of thousands of Americans should be protesting in the streets over this.

Yet we sit idly by as sheep led to the slaughter. If we do not kick these lawless bums out in the next couple of elections, I fear for the future of America.

No one knows how this will work

According to the Washington Post:
"It's a great moment. I'm proud to have been here," said a teary-eyed Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.), who as chairman of the Senate Banking Committee led the effort in the Senate. "No one will know until this is actually in place how it works. But we believe we've done something that has been needed for a long time.
No one will know how it will work? Is he kidding? Is this some kind of joke?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Will tax cuts on the middle class expire?

It seems that the Democrats' answer to everything is more regulation, bigger government and more spending. They spend hundreds of billions of dollars, and their lust for spending never ends.

Democrats--Barack Obama in particular--swear to us that only the "rich" will see tax increases--implying that the rest of us will not be affected. Anyone with half a brain knows that his is a bald-faced lie. Increasing federal debt affects us all regardless of what the government does about taxes.

And although President Obama has suggested making the Bush tax cuts on the middle class permanent, House majority leader Steny Hoyer now suggests that making such tax cuts on the middle class permanent may just be too costly considering the huge national debt (debt for which the Democrats are primarily responsible)!

The Bush tax cuts are scheduled to expire at the end of this year. If Democrats retain the House and Senate, my guess is that the tax cuts will be allowed to expire regardless of President Obama' promises not to raise taxes on the middle class.

Monday, June 21, 2010

SCOTUS Backs Israel | The Weekly Standard

SCOTUS Backs Israel | The Weekly Standard

Where did money given to Planned Parenthood go?

According to the Washington Times,
Planned Parenthood Federation of America's (PPFA) audits show the organization spent just $657.1 million between 2002 and 2008 from federal government grants and programs, but the abortion behemoth's own annual reports show that it took in $2.3 billion from government grants and programs during the same time period.
Planned Parenthood needs to be immediately de-funded. Not only that, but there needs to be a massive, nationwide corruption and fraud investigation of this murderous organization (yeah, like that's going to happen in an Obama administration--for good or for bad, elections have consequences).

Please read the entire (short) article in the Washington Times.

Trading civil liberties: monitoring the internet

On June 19, Recliner Commentaries posted a link to an AP article in which Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano argued essentially that we must trade civil liberties for security by allowing the government to monitor the internet.

I was thinking very narrowly of things like blogs and webpages that are available publicly anyway and commented saying I basically that I didn't see what the big deal was. Kevin, one of my long time readers, provided an excellent and much more thoughtful response to my post. With his permission I have re-posted it below:
The phrase "monitoring Internet communications" is so vague it's useless in the debate. You're example, monitoring public boards is a strawman. It's a public forum, of course the government can monitor it like Google or Microsoft can. But what about your email, how about your phone calls that get converted to IP and routed over the Internet, maybe your purchases from Amazon, your bank statements, and electricity bills... perhaps you're private files that you store on Google's servers, or the pictures of your family vacation you post to a private site for only family and friends to view?

Does she mean the government has the right to monitor all Internet traffic in order to build profiles and determine who may or may not be threat? What will they do with all of the other data they collect? What other profiles will they build? What constitutes "a threat"? Is it just the guy who wants to talks about Alla and bombs or is it also the guy who talks about Jesus and abortion and the government and the homosexual agenda?

I'm shocked by how easily you're willing to give so much power to the government.
To add to my previous post. How about tracking what sites you go to on the Internet in order to build a profile? Perhaps tracking all of the people who visit a particular Islamic site, or your church's website, or the TEA party website.

What about in a few years when your care has GPS and is attached to the Internet to receive targeted information based on your location (your phone does this today)... should the government be able to monitor and analyze this data?

The answer is NO! NO! NO!. The government must be required to have a court order to access private data not published in an open and public forum.

Christians in MI arrested for witnessing to Muslims

Three Christians were arrested for reaching out to America. This is deeply disturbing.
I hope the Alliance Defense Fund gets involved in this one.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Government monitoring of the internet

According to the Associated Press:

Fighting homegrown terrorism by monitoring Internet communications is a civil liberties trade-off the U.S. government must make to beef up national security, the nation's homeland security chief said Friday.

As terrorists increasingly recruit U.S. citizens, the government needs to constantly balance Americans' civil rights and privacy with the need to keep people safe, said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

I must be missing something here because this seems to be an issue on which I actually agree with the Obama administration! (anyone see any flying pigs)?

The internet is an open public posting notices on a public bulletin board. I see no reason to say, anyone can read this bulletin board except the government. I do not see it as an infringement on my rights as a U.S. Citizen if the FBI or NSA read my blogs. In fact, I wish they would :-)

They are welcome to read my e-mails too, although I think private e-mails should be treated like phone conversations--no snooping and absolutely no re-posting without a court order.

What am I missing?

Friday, June 18, 2010

The Three Terrors

And now, in the interest of spreading a little "culture"..... :-)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Iran warns the West of consequences

Iran has issued warnings to the West that if we attempt to inspect their ships in accordance with new U.N. sanctions, they will stop our ships in the Persian Gulf and do the same.

Between this and the fact that Iran has a flotilla headed toward Gaza the tensions with Iran seem to be potentially on the verge of serious escalation.

One billion of your tax dollars funding abortions

Yet another broken Obama promise. The government swore to us that not a dime of tax money would go to fund abortions. Now we find out that nearly a billion dollars of your tax money is going to the abortion industry! You've got to see this video clip!

Obama administration planning to sue Arizona

According to Hillary, the Obama administration is going to sue Arizona over their immigration law.

North and South Korea are on the verge of war, Iran is still developing nukes and now has a flotilla headed toward Gaza, the Gulf oil disaster is getting worse every day, our immigration crisis is turning into a violent invasion, unemployment is still sky high and we are heading toward national bankruptcy--and yet the Obama administration wants to waste their time and your tax dollars fighting the governor of Arizona who is just trying to protect the American citizens of Arizona from violent gangs and drug cartels!

Could the Obama administration possibly be any more clueless an incompetent? Honestly, sometimes you just have to wonder whose side they are on.

Church kicks lesbian coach out of the league

According to the Associated Press, Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis Tennessee has a softball league in which they allow non-church groups to participate as long as they agree to certain rules like no alcohol, smoking, cursing or public displays of affection, etc.

The church recently kicked out a team--or the coach of that team--because she admitted to being lesbian.

I strongly believe that the church should have the right to associate or not associate with anyone they choose, but it is misguided zealotry like this that gives Christians a bad name! (To use a phrase from Paul: "They have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge).

It would be one thing if this church only allowed church groups to into their league, or if they only allowed professing Christians in their league. But they have apparently opened their league to the general public as long as the teams agree to adhere to certain rules at the games.

As far as I know, the church doesn't kick out coaches if they are drug users, heavy drinkers or even if they are unmarried and living with someone of the opposite sex, as long as they don't take drugs, drink, or exhibit public displays of affection at the games.

So why should they single out this woman just because she is lesbian? She wasn't making out with her lover at the games!

In their effort to be zealous for God this church has damaged the cause of Christ.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Part of Arizona off limits to Americans

3,500 acres in southern Arizona are now so overrun with violent drug smugglers and human traffickers that the county sheriff says he does not have the manpower to control it.

Never fear. The federal government has stepped in with a solution. Since the area includes the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department has put up signs warning American citizens to stay out of that area because of the danger.

So we have 3,500 acres of our own country--including a national wildlife refuge!--that American's can't enter because the Obama administration will not protect America from the invasion!

How to end Islamophobia

Please take time to read this short but outstanding post on how to end Islamophobia in the West. It hits the nail on the head.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Obamacare: Another broken promise

From my Representative, John Kline on Facebook:
It was revealed today that White House officials now estimate up to 69 percent of employer plans would be forced to buy a NEW plan because their current plans would not meet the new requirements of Obamacare. This seems to cast doubt on President Obama's promise, "If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan."
Yet another broken Obama promise.

White House Withheld Report From Top Intel Officers

What was that campaign promise again about having the most open White House in history?

Obama Blocks Oil Cleanup Ships to Appease Unions

Obama Blocks Oil Cleanup Ships to Appease Unions | The FOX Nation

Questioning Islam, a matter of national security

If you read only one article this week, please, please read this one. Below are some excerpts:

In regard to Islam, then, our aim should go beyond simply resisting jihad; it should be the defeat of Islam as an idea. But, aside from inflicting crushing military defeats on Islamic powers, how do you accomplish that?

One answer is that you do all you can to force Muslims to question their faith in Islam.

If one of your opponents’ core beliefs is that you need to be subjugated, why wouldn’t you want to foster doubts in his mind? Jihadists commit jihad because they correctly perceive that their religion calls them to it. As long as they are kept secure in the illusion that their faith is unassailable, they will continue the jihad by whatever means seem most expedient. They won’t question their faith—and neither will the majority of Muslims—unless they get used to the fact that it can be questioned and criticized.

One man who has done a lot to shake up the faith of Muslims is Fr. Zakaria Botros, a Coptic priest who hosts a weekly Arabic language TV program watched by millions of Muslims around the world. Among other things, the engaging Fr. Botros forces his Muslim audience to confront unflattering facts about their prophet. He also talks to them about the Christian faith—something that most Muslims know very little about, beyond some simple caricatures. Apparently he is very successful at what he does. According to reports he is responsible for mass conversions to Christianity.

Given that the penalty for leaving Islam—or even criticizing it—can be death, we may be mistaking deeply rooted fear for deeply rooted faith. Moreover, the fact that Islam prescribes such harsh penalties for doubters suggests that the faith itself is not intrinsically convincing. As the Ayatollah Khomeini once said, “People cannot be made obedient except with the sword.”

Because it’s generally understood, though rarely said, that Muhammad’s claims would not meet the tests of critical reason and historical evidence that we apply to the Judeo-Christian revelation. The much revered sufi theologian al-Ghazali wrote, “The dhimmi is obliged not to mention Allah or his Prophet…” You can see why. Curiosity didn’t kill Christianity, but curiosity would almost certainly kill the Caliphate—or, in our times, the hope for a resurrected Caliphate.

The Prophet’s integrity is not the only thing in doubt. Theologically speaking, Islam is a house of cards. The whole faith rests on the belief that Muhammad actually received a revelation from God. But where’s the proof? Were there any witnesses to this revelation other than Muhammad? Why should we take his word for it? Why were there so many revelations of convenience that worked directly to Muhammad’s personal advantage? Are there really dozens of renewable virgins awaiting young warriors in paradise, or was this revelation simply a clever recruitment tool manufactured by Muhammad to provide an incentive for following him? And why is the Koran, despite its flashes of poetic brilliance, put together like a soviet-era automobile? As an exercise in composition the Koran would not pass muster in most freshmen writing courses. Why can’t God write as well as the average college student?

slamic strategists invoke the supremacist principles of the Koran in order to stir up aggression against the Muslim world, yet any criticism of Islam is met with cries of, “No fair! You are blaspheming a prophet and his religion.” So far, the shame-on-you-for-criticizing-a-religion strategy has worked very effectively.

In past ideological struggles we wisely sought ideological victory—the discrediting of the belief system that inspired our enemies. Because the driving force behind Islamic aggression is Islamic theology, it makes no sense to treat Islamic theology like a protected species. Rather, we should hope that Muslims lose faith in Islam just as Nazis lost faith in Nazism and Eastern-bloc Communists lost faith in communism.
As it turns out, witnessing to Muslims has become a matter of national security. When Christians, of all people, buy into this "shame-on-you-for-criticizing-a religion" propaganda, their version of "Christianity" has become like the salt Jesus refers to in Matthew 5:13.

Please take time to read the entire article on FrontPage.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Unions on the defensive

The cartoon in this link says it all! � Finally: Public Sector Unions on the Defensive - Big Government

Saturday, June 12, 2010

A Period of Consequences | The Weekly Standard

Excellent article: A Period of Consequences | The Weekly Standard

Obama: "I am a Muslim" ?

Obama once did an interview in which he spoke of "my Muslim faith" and was quickly corrected by the interviewer. Now, the Egyptian foreign minister is apparently claiming that President Obama told him, "I am a Muslim."

I would think this would be something the media would want to pursue.

Don't count on it.

North Korea threatens war--again

North Korea just threatened South Korea (again) with an "all-out military strike", this time to take out South Korean loud speakers along the border.

This is just the most recent of several military threats North Korea has made in recent weeks since they sank a South Korean submarine. In all likelihood, North Korea's saber-rattling is just North Korea's way of clamoring for attention in an attempt to extract further concessions from the West.

I know next to nothing about foreign affairs, but I can't help wondering whether there is a small chance this may be more than just saber-rattling. The North Korean economy is so bad that people are starving and their "beloved leader" may conclude that war is the only solution--whether as a means of diverting the attention of starving people from their horrendous government, or in a desperate attempt to rob South Korea of resources, or, more likely, as yet another attempt to extract concessions from appeasers in the West.

From a North Korean perspective, what better time? America has a weak, indecisive, appeasing President who is dependent on a rabid anti-war radical base, and who is overwhelmed with a multitude of crises: a crisis in the economy, a crisis in the Gulf, a crisis between Israel and Gaza, a crisis with the development of nukes in Iran, the need to pull out of Iraq, and a never-ending war in Afghanistan.

North Korea's saber-rattling is probably just that--I haven't read of any buildup on the border--but an attack on South Korea certainly wouldn't shock me at all. After all, North Korea's "beloved leader" is not exactly playing with a full deck.

Obama and lessons from North Korea

The Left lives in a fantasy world. Regardless of the problem, the Left seems to think that more and more government control and regulation is the solution. As the Obama, Reid, Pelosi triumvirate lead us over into the quicksand of socialism it may be good to remove the blinders for a moment and take a long hard look at where that path leads when followed to its ultimate conclusion.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The poverty-stricken people of Gaza

Here are the suffering, poverty-stricken people of Gaza. Be sure to break out your tissues.

Abbas lies to Obama

Mahmoud Abbas, Chairman of the Palestinian Authority, lied to Obama's face in their recent meeting. That is the conclusion of Palestinian Media Watch which documents official communication by the Palestinian Authority.

For example, Abbas told Obama:

"I say in front of you, Mr. President, that we have nothing to do with incitement against Israel, and we're not doing that," Abbas said. "What we care about is to live in coexistence with Israel in order to bring about the independent Palestinian state that will live side by side with Israel..."
[AP, June 9, 2010]

In direct contradiction to Abbas's claim, Palestinian Media Watch documented in a report released this week that PA incitement to hatred and violence and non-recognition of Israel has continued unabated in the month since the start of the proximity talks.

For example, whereas Abbas said to President Obama that he supports "living side by side with Israel," just a few weeks ago official PA TV called for Israelis to leave Israel and "return" to Germany and Poland:

The article goes on to say,

PA TV is owned by the Palestinian Authority and under direct control of the office of Abbas.

In addition, the PA this past month has continued to honor terrorists who have killed Israeli civilians by naming sporting events after them, a practice repeatedly condemned by the Obama administration.

That Abbas would lie to Obama is really not surprising at all. Arafat used to lie to our Presidents all the time. The only surprising thing is that gullible Leftists continue to believe their lies.

You can read the entire report at Palestinian Media Watch or an excerpt at Jihad Watch.

Sting and Soros Team Up to End 'War on Drugs' | The FOX Nation

Sting and Soros Team Up to End 'War on Drugs' | The FOX Nation

Hirsi Ali and Leftist stereotypes

Here is another of those "must read" articles: "Ayaan Hirsi Ali Upends Leftist Stereotypes in Santa Monica."This one is about Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali Muslim-turned-atheist immigrant to the United States. It describes a talk she gave at a book signing before a liberal audience in California. Here is an excerpt:
She deftly fielded a question about the “perversion” of Islam by fanatics by proclaiming that she was more concerned about the perversion of the word “liberalism,” because of the willingness of many Western liberals to accept and excuse some of the most heinous criminal acts committed by practitioners of the Muslim faith, like arranged marriages, spousal abuse, subjugation of women by force, denial of education to females, and female genital mutilation in the name of multiculturalism and a so-called “respect” for other civilizations. American liberals, she said, appear to be more uncomfortable condemning the ill treatment of women under Islam than most conservatives are. This led her into a repudiation of multiculturalism, and how, despite some honorable intentions in its origins, it had mutated into a belief system that actually denies access to the freedom and justice guaranteed by the American Constitution by allowing injustice to continue within protected minority communities by not encouraging them to assimilate and become full Americans.

Israel's Critics and Hollow Lies

Please take time to read, Israel's Critics and Hollow Lies. Excellent article!

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Muslim riots in Sweden

Muslims are rioting in Sweden. Someone characterized it as a "war zone." Nothing new about violent Muslim riots. They did it in Paris for weeks on end. Germany, Spain, and Denmark are a few other European countries familiar with Muslim violence.

America should pay particular attention to the growing Muslim presence in Europe. The Ayatolah Khomeini "urged Muslims to move to Europe to claim it for Islam. They have moved there by the millions with that intent" (Nelson Price).

It appears that when their numbers become large enough, they often begin to get violent. This is apparently how they repay the West for its multiculturalism and tolerance.

That is not to say that all Muslims are violent, of course. But it is disturbing that while enormous mobs of Muslims will take to the street at the drop of hat to protest things like offensive cartoons, or to celebrate things like the fall of the Twin Towers, when Muslims commit atrocities like torturing, beheading or blowing up innocent civilians "moderate Muslims" who claim that the terrorists are hijacking their religion, are deafeningly silent.

Whitman, Fiorina, Angle, Haley and NOW

Meg Whitman is running for Governor in California. Carlie Fiornia will be running for Senate in California. Sharon Angle will be running for Senate in Nevada. Nikki Haley could potentially become the first female governor of South Carolina.

You would think that the National Organization for Women would be actively promoting all these candidates since they are, after all, women. On the other hand, they are also all Republicans.

Is NOW the National Organization for Women, or the National Organization for leftist Democrat women?

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

"If Israel is not evil, the world is in big trouble"

Here is another "must read" article. Please, if you read only one article this week, read "If Israel is not evil, the world is in big trouble" by Dennis Prager.

Prager hits the nail on the head. His article really puts things in perspective--terrifying perspective.

"In defense of the blockade"

Please take time to read, "In defense of the blockade" by Michael Oren. It is excellent!

Time to expel Turkey from NATO

Turkey's Prime Minister now says that Hamas is not a terrorist group. Israel's ambassador to the United States says, "Turkey has embraced the leaders of Iran and Hamas, all of whom called for Israel's destruction" (Jihad Watch).

I think it may be time to expel Turkey from NATO.

Sexually harassing Jewish women

This is the enemy Israel is facing. This is the ideology the Left is supporting.

"I don't think the administration has the slightest clue"

OK, so who said, "I don't think the administration has the slightest clue."

If you said Rush Limbaugh you would be wrong.

If you said Glenn Beck--strike two.

If you said Sean Hannity, you're out!

It was none other than Charles Rangel!

Carville, Olbermann, Jon Stewart, and now Rangel? Could it be that some Democrats are finally beginning to realize what Republicans knew even before the election!

Parental guidance recommended

Parental guidance recommended before you allow your children to read this book! Actually, some on the Left would probably just prefer to burn it.

Spill reveals Obama's lack of executive experience | Washington Examiner

Spill reveals Obama's lack of executive experience | Washington Examiner

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Turkish "aid" group has ties to terrorists

According to the Associated Press,
The Turkish Islamic charity behind a flotilla of aid ships that was raided by Israeli forces on its way to Gaza had ties to terrorism networks, including a 1999 al-Qaida plot to bomb Los Angeles International Airport, France's former top anti-terrorism judge said Wednesday.
This is what the world is supporting!

Read the rest at Associated Press.

Threats to our national security

A recent survey showed there was a tie for what Americans perceive to be the top two threats to our national security: Terrorism and the national debt.

I guess that would make Osama bin Laden and Barack Obama the most significant threats to our national security.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Teachers unions and choice

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Sometimes a chart is worth a thousand words too. Check out these shocking charts! They tend to support my suspicion that the biggest detriment to education in America is the National Education Association!

Since we can't outlaw teacher's unions, the best way to deal with this crisis is with school vouchers. (Isn't it interesting that many of the same people who are so rabidly "pro-choice" when it comes to killing unborn babies are so anti-choice when it comes to educating kids)?

Friday, June 04, 2010

H1N1 and WHO corruption

According to the Washington Post,
European criticism of the World Health Organization's handling of the H1N1 pandemic intensified Friday with the release of two reports that accused the agency of exaggerating the threat posed by the virus and failing to disclose possible influence by the pharmaceutical industry on its recommendations for how countries should respond.
Just one more example of never-ending United Nations corruption. The only real mystery is why the United States keeps dumping our money into that putrid rat-hole.

"Go back to Auschwitz."

According to YNetNews:
The IDF released on Friday an audio reproduction of the moments before Monday's raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.

In it, the soldiers can be heard warning the flotilla that its vessels are nearing an area under naval blockade. They are answered by calls of "Go back to Auschwitz" and "Don't forget 9/11 guys".
This is what the American and European Left are supporting!

You can listed to the recording at YNetNews.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

"The Right to Discriminate" by Walter Williams

Walter Williams has written an outstanding article entitled, "The Right to Discriminate."

Frankly, I cringe at his argument that we should have the freedom to discriminate by race. I don't want Americans to have the freedom to discriminate against others based on race or skin color, but Williams makes some outstanding points and I must say, I agree with him.

Some people's thinking on discrimination has become very muddled in recent years. They have seemingly raised "discrimination" to the level of an absolute evil, as if "discrimination" itself was a sin, like greed, theft or murder. The way some people talk, you would think that it was always evil to discriminate against anything. Yet every single American "discriminates" every day.

The first thing we do when we get up in the morning is to choose to wear one thing and discriminate against another. When we go to the store we select some items and discriminate against others. When we elect candidates we discriminate against other candidates.

When people once said they were against discrimination it was a short way of saying they were against discriminating on the basis of race or skin color. Nowadays, it tends to mean they are against discriminating against anything they don't want someone else to discriminate against--and as the list of things they don't want others to discriminate against continues to grow, American's freedom continues to shrink.

I wish everyone in America would read Williams article to at least provide a little clarity of thought on the issues of discrimination and freedom.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Middle East reaction to Israel

MEMRI is an excellent organization that monitors Middle Eastern communications. Here are some articles coming from out of the Middle East regarding the Turkish flotilla that tried to run the Israeli blockade. They demonstrate that this was not about humanitarian aid at all. Click on the links below to read the the entire article.

Flotilla Participant's Son: 'Since He Was Little, My Father Hoped To Become a Martyr For The Sake of Allah'

The son of Kuwaiti activist and attorney Mubarak Al-Mutawa said: "Since he was little, my father hoped to become a martyr for the sake of Allah."

Al-Mutawa's wife related that on the day of his departure, her husband had gathered their children together to tell them about martyrdom and jihad, and that he bade them farewell by saying: "If I am martyred during my voyage, do not be sad. I will be in Paradise, because I am going to wage jihad for the sake of Allah."

Syrian Presidential Advisor: Now Is Opportunity To Remove Gaza Siege

In an interview with Hizbullah's Al-Manar TV, Buthayna Sha'ban, advisor to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, called for sending more ships to Gaza until the siege is removed.

Hamas: Arab And Islamic Regimes Must Imitate Turkey

Following a speech by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in which he attacked Israel for the Gaza flotilla events, Hamas called on the Arab and Islamic regimes to overcome their helplessness and fear of the [Israeli] enemy and to imitate Turkey in its bold positions towards Israel and in its support for the Palestinians and for removing the siege on Gaza.

The unvarnished truth about teachers' unions

Wow! Finally a politician who tells the unvarnished truth about teachers' unions:

Christie speaks in Washington DC, calling Newark schools 'absolutely disgraceful'

Hamas prevents aid from reaching Gaza!

According to CNN:
Israel has attempted to deliver humanitarian aid from an international flotilla to Gaza, but Hamas -- which controls the territory -- has refused to accept the cargo, the Israel Defense Forces said Wednesday.

Palestinian sources confirmed that trucks that arrived from Israel at the Rafah terminal at the Israel-Gaza border were barred from delivering the aid.

Our disgraceful reaction to Israel

In an absolutely shameful act, the Obama administration went along with the U.N. Security Council's condemnation of Israel for their response in the attempted breaking of the blockade against Gaza.

Let's be clear about what's going on here. This attempt to run the blockade ultimately had little to do with humanitarianism. If the blockade runners were interested in humanitarianism, there is a port at which the aid can be off loaded and delivered to the people of Gaza via the U.N.

This was a deliberately orchestrated attempt to break the blockade. The blockade is in place because countries like Iran constantly attempt to ship weapons into Gaza for use by Hamas in their ultimate stated goal of destroying Israel.

It is infuriating that when thousands of rockets were being smuggled Gaza and fired at innocent civilians in Israel, the world--including the United Nations--turned a blind eye. If Muslim tyrants--especially those in Iran--could get the blockade removed, they could ship advanced weapons into Gaza for use against Israel.

Israel is fighting to protect the lives of its innocent civilians. Indeed, Israel is fighting for its very existence. And the Obama administration has sided against one of our best allies in the world.


Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Unions, Democrats and the IRS

According to a letter Mark Levin sent to the IRS, "Recent media reports indicate that several large national labor organizations have announced that they will be spending millions of dollars during the 2010 Congressional elections as part of a 'massive incumbent protection program."

These unions are tax exempt organizations. The IRS prohibits pastors in churches from advocating political candidates from the pulpit. Let's see if they will prohibit unions from spending millions to elect Democrats.

The world's outrage against Israel

The world is outraged today at Israel's interdiction of a "humanitarian" ship on its way to Gaza.

Where was all that outrage when for months and months the Hamas leadership of Gaza was firing rockets at innocent Israeli citizens?

Its about behavior, not "orientation"

On OneNewsNow Peter Heck hits the nail on the head! Writing about the recent House of Representatives vote to allow gays to openly serve in the military, and the extraordinary success gay rights activists have had in changing public opinion, Heck writes,
Because of their ceaseless onslaught of propaganda, a majority of Americans (some even within the church) have come to believe in the existence of a group of people whose natural state is "homosexual." We now casually use this terminology, assuming that there are "heterosexuals" and "homosexuals."
When we accept this baseline, we have detached ourselves from rational thinking.
Heck goes on to write,
Yet all it would take to undo this fraudulent charade is basic common sense – the greatest enemy of political correctness. So here it is: all sexual behavior – married heterosexual conduct, adulterous heterosexuality, bestiality, necrophilia, homosexuality, pedophilia, coprophilia, polyamory...ALL of it – is chosen behavior. No one is compelled into any sexual conduct. Even those who choose to abide by God's design for sex within the confines of a married, monogamous, man/woman relationship, how, when and if they engage in sexual behavior, is a choice. It has nothing to do with unalterable, unchangeable, immutable characteristics.
Bingo! The issue should not be about someone's "orientation" or even genetic predisposition. The issue is behavior! After all, if the issue is "orientation" or even genetic predisposition why shouldn't people who come to work habitually drunk be protected from being fired (discrimination) on the basis that some think there is a genetic predisposition to alcoholism?

If gay activists are allowed to continue to frame the debate in terms of orientation, one has to wonder how long before pedophiles demand protection form discrimination for their perversion as well.

Israel and the humanitarian aid to Gaza

The world today is "outraged" at Israel for attacking a "humanitarian" ship convoy delivering supplies to the poor, hungry people of Gaza.

Before you get sucked into the Jihadist and Leftist lies and propaganda, please read--as Paul Harvey might have said--the rest of the story!

New study exposes the lies about Gitmo

One of the big issues that got Obama elected was Gitmo. Today the Washington Post reported:
For years the left has spun the myth that hundreds ofGuantanamo detainees are really innocent goatherds and dirt farmers wrongly swept up in the war on terror. In an interview last year, Admiral A.T. Church III -- the former Navy inspector general who investigated detainee treatment Guantanamo -- told me this charge was "bull crap." As Church put it, "There may have been a couple of those, but most of these guys would slit your throat in a second. Most of them are very dangerous guys."

Now an official investigation conducted by the Obama administration -- and unanimously approved by departments of Defense, State, Justice and Homeland Security, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence -- has concluded that Church was right.

This is a big deal because the stories propagated by the Left about Gitmo were lies that not only helped get an incompetent, secular socialist elected President, these lies also served to discredit and defame the United States before the entire world!

Not only are many on the Left unpatriotic, they are actually enemies of America and, quite frankly, a greater threat to our liberty than al Qaeda!

Read the entire story in the Washington Post.