Wednesday, December 30, 2009
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Monday, December 7, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
The storyline is hauntingly familiar: terrorist detainees were moved to a major city to await trial. While there, fellow Islamic terrorists decided to make a daring and dastardly attempt to gain their release, not by attacking the well-protected courtroom or the heavily guarded detention facility (they are bloodthirsty but they are not stupid), but by going for a more tantalizing target.
Thirty-five bomb-laden Muslim terrorists stormed a crowded middle school full of parents, teachers, and children. By doing so, they immediately gained what they desired most: the eyes of a watching world paralyzed with fear at what they might do. And the world had reason to fear. Over the course of this three-day massacre, the terrorists barricaded doors and tied up authorities in "negotiations" that were used only to buy them the time they needed to coldly execute the stronger men hostages, rape young girls in front of their watching mothers, and rig explosives throughout the complex to ensure that when the authorities stormed the building there would be massive casualties.
This horrific drama played out in the quiet Russian town of Beslan just five short years ago. In the end, 394 lay dead (over half of them children) with another 704 injured.
And stunningly, Barack Obama has just invited the same carnage to our shores.
When the President's Attorney General Eric Holder announced the administration's breathtakingly ignorant decision to bring 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed (KSM) and five compatriots to New York City to stand trial in civilian court for their act of war, there was undoubtedly a collective gasp in the small towns outside New York. The citizens there surely must recognize that the high-profile status of KSM alone is enough to tempt every terror cell this side of Basra to consider making their rural middle schools the stage for Beslan: Act Two.
Why any president sworn to protect the lives of his fellow citizens would take such an outrageously absurd and completely unnecessary risk is unfathomable. And make no mistake...it is unnecessary. KSM and his fellow terrorists were already being tried by military commissions far away from American children and out of the international spotlight that they so desperately crave. Many, including KSM, had already pled guilty and requested execution.
But Barack Obama halted these commissions when he came into office, apparently more concerned with bolstering his image as a "citizen of the world" than protecting his own people. He then passed the buck to Eric Holder who announced that the terrorists would be brought to one of America's largest cities for the trial of the century.
The negative consequences of this decision are plentiful. From endangering innocent Americans to gift-wrapping a perfect propaganda opportunity for the terrorist world, this decision is inexcusable. And considering that the choice to try these monsters in civilian courts was to supposedly ensure that justice would be done, this decision becomes incomprehensible. (How, for instance, will these show trials result in any better or more just outcome than a guilty plea and execution sentence – something that the military commission had all but secured?)
In short, this is about to be a circus. [Editor's Note: Results from a related OneNewsNow poll question appear at the end of this column.]
Obama and Holder have now given constitutional "rights of the accused" to these terrorists (something that has never been done throughout all of American history). And if you don't think that their lawyers are going to bring up the manner of their detainment, the circumstances surrounding their capture, any perceived threats or mistreatment, any notion of coerced confessions, their lack of immediate access to attorneys, demand for relocation, complaints about a biased jury, calls for mistrials, and the need for an extensive appeals process, you aren't thinking...sort of like the Obama administration.
With a decision this bad – one that is receiving scorn across the country from angry Americans of all political backgrounds – one might hope that Team Obama would come to its senses and reverse course. Not likely.
When announcing this preposterous decision Holder stated, "To the extent that there are political consequences, I'll just have to take my lumps."
Frankly, sir, the grisly images of Beslan are a little too fresh in our minds to be overly concerned with your personal political consequences. We're a bit more concerned about the potentially deadly consequences this ragingly incompetent administration may have just brought on innocent American citizens.
Vice President Joe Biden once criticized Barack Obama's lack of preparedness for the serious responsibilities associated with the job of president by saying that the presidency was "not something that lends itself to on-the-job training." God forbid that we're about to see just how right he was.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
ON THE NEA Recommended Reading list: Saul Alinsky, The American Organizer
Reveille for Radicals
by Saul Alinsky
Vintage; Reissue edition (October 23, 1989)
Rules for Radicals
by Saul Alinsky
Vintage; Reissue edition (October 23, 1989)
An inspiration to anyone contemplating action in their community! And to every organizer!
Saul Alinsky wrote the book on American radicalism - two books, in fact: a 1945 best-seller, "Reveille for Radicals" and "Rules for Radicals" in 1971. The "Reveille" title page quotes Thomas Paine... "Let them call me rebel and welcome, I feel no concern from it; but I should suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul."
Saul Alinsky, who was a labor and civil-rights activist from the 1910's until he died in 1972, has written here a guidebook for those who are out to change things. He sets down what the goal is: a society where people are free to live, and also aren't starving in the streets. A society where there is legal and economic justice. Then he sets out to say how to get there.
Alinsky spends a lot of time critiquing the idea that "The end does not justify the means." What end? What means? He feels that there are circumstances where one can and should use means that in other circumstances would be unethical. I am not sure I agree, but Alinsky certainly speaks with the voice of experience.
Alinsky's goal seems to be to encourage positive social change by equipping activists with a realistic view of the world, a kind of preemptive disillusionment. If a person already knows what evil the world is capable of, then perhaps the surprise factor can be eliminated, making the person a more effective activist. Alinsky further seems to be encouraging the budding activist not to worry to much about getting his or her hands dirty. It's all a part of the job, he seems to say.
Alinsky, the master political agitator, tactical planner and social organizer didn't mince words..
To finish reading, go here
I am so thankful my children are no longer in school, but now I have the grandchildren to worry about.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Eternal rest grant her soul.
You were deeply loved and will be missed by many.
As I promised earlier, Our grandson will be loved and cared for. He will always know of his other grandma. You will not be forgotten.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Her name is Geri and she is my grandson Darius's other grandma. Geri has cancer and has been fighting it for a couple of years. This picture was taken just a couple of weeks ago. I think on her 70th birthday. She really wanted to make it to 70 years.
Today, Geri is in a coma on morphine and under hospice care at her sisters house. This brings me to my rant. My daughter in law called me last night so hurt because her mother is not getting any nourishment. Nothing. Now granted she cannot eat of her own accord, but she could be receiving intravenous feedings. She is also not getting any fluid. Darla held a sponge up to her mouth yesterday and she latched onto it and sucked it dry. When she asked why, they told her that feeding her would only "Prolong the inevitable."
I wonder, was Ted Kennedy starved in his last days? Would the big "O" allow Michelle my Bell or his daughters to starve to death since it is inevitable anyway?
For me, I am announcing publicly, NO HOSPICE. If I am going to die, I want to do it at home with only my family present, no outside influence who is spewing the rhetoric of some government beurocrat.
The family has been told to expect the end either today or tomorrow.
Rest Easy Geri, you are loved and will be missed by many. Family and friends alike. I count it an honor to have known you and thank you for the beautiful daughter you raised. I will love her unconditionally and our grandson will always know what a beautiful woman you are.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
In case you have not gotten the news, this has been the deadliest month since 2001 when the war began. I believe this months total is now at 55 with a few more days left for more damage.
As long as you are apologizing to everyone, we all know Al Qaeda will continue to strike and kill and why not, you do not have the BALLS to put a stop to it.
Oh, and by the way..........how was your golf game?
Friday, October 23, 2009
To President Obama and all 535 voting members of the Legislature,
It is now official—you are ALL corrupt morons:
The U.S. Post Service was established in 1775—you have had 234 years to get it right—and it is broke.
Social Security was established in 1935—you have had 74 years to get it right—and it is broke.
Fannie Mae was established in 1938—you have had 71 years to get it right—and it is broke.
War on Poverty started in 1964—you have had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to "the poor"—and they only want more.
Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965—you have had 44 years to get it right—and they are broke.
Freddie Mac was established in 1970—you have had 39 years to get it right—and it is broke.
The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil, it has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before—you had 32 years to get it right—and it is an abysmal failure.
You have FAILED in every "government service" you have shoved down our throats while overspending our tax dollars—AND YOU WANT AMERICANS TO BELIEVE YOU CAN BE TRUSTED WITH A GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM??
Are you crazy, or do you just believe all Americans are morons too???
Truly, the inmates are running the asylum—and what does this say about us, as voters who put such idiots in office??
If we do not vote against EVERY incumbent currently in office—we are ALL morons, regardless of our political leanings.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
John was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young layers (hens), called 'pullets,' and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs. He kept records, and any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was replaced. This took a lot of time, so he bought some tiny bells and attached them to his roosters. Each bell had a different tone, so he could tell from a distance, which rooster was performing. Now, he could sit on the porch And fill out an efficiency report by just listening to the bells. John's favourite rooster, old Butch, was a very fine specimen, but this morning he noticed old Butch's bell hadn't rung at all! When he went to investigate, he saw the other roosters were busy chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing, but the pullets, hearing the roosters coming, could run for cover. To John's amazement, old Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn't ring. He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one. John was so proud of old Butch, he entered him in the Renfrew County Fair and he became an overnight sensation among the judges.. The result was the judges not only awarded old Butch the No Bell Piece Prize but they also awarded him the Pulletsurprise as well. Clearly old Butch was a politician in the making.. Who else but a politician could figure out how to win two of the most highly coveted awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the populace and screwing them when they weren't paying attention. Vote carefully next year, the bells are not always audible.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Thank you very much for inviting me.
I come to America with a mission. All is not well in the old world. There is a tremendous danger looming, and it is very difficult to be optimistic. We might be in the final stages of the Islamization of Europe . This not only is a clear and present danger to the future of Europe itself, it is a threat to America and the sheer survival of the West. The United States as the last bastion of Western civilization, facing an Islamic Europe .
First I will describe the situation on the ground in Europe . Then, I will say a few things about Islam. To close I will tell you about a meeting in Jerusalem .
The Europe you know is changing.
You have probably seen the landmarks. But in all of these cities, sometimes a few blocks away from your tourist destination, there is another world. It is the world of the parallel society created by�Muslim mass-migration.
All throughout Europe a new reality is rising: entire Muslim neighborhoods where very few indigenous people reside or are even seen. And if they are, they might regret it. This goes for the police as well. It's the world of head scarves, where women walk around in figureless tents, with baby strollers and a group of children. Their husbands, or slaveholders if you prefer, walk three steps ahead. With mosques on many street corners. The shops have signs you and I cannot read. You will be hard-pressed to find any economic activity. These are Muslim ghettos controlled by religious fanatics. These are Muslim neighborhoods, and they are mushrooming in every city across Europe . These are the building-blocks for territorial control of increasingly larger portions of Europe , street by street, neighborhood by neighborhood, city by city.
There are now thousands of mosques throughout Europe . With larger congregations than there are in churches. And in every European city there are plans to build super-mosques that will dwarf every church in the region. Clearly, the signal is: we rule.
Many European cities are already one-quarter Muslim: just take Amsterdam , Marseille and Malmo in Sweden. In many cities the majority of the under-18 population is Muslim. Paris is now surrounded by a ring of Muslim neighborhoods. Mohammed is the most popular name among boys in many cities.
In some elementary schools in Amsterdam the farm can no longer be mentioned, because that would also mean mentioning the pig, and that would be an insult to Muslims.
Many state schools in Belgium and Denmark only serve halal food to all pupils. In once-tolerant Amsterdam gays are beaten up almost exclusively by Muslims. Non-Muslim women routinely hear 'whore, whore'. Satellite dishes are not pointed to local TV stations, but to stations in the country of origin.
In France school teachers are advised to avoid authors deemed offensive to Muslims, including Voltaire and Diderot; the same is increasingly true of Darwin . The history of the Holocaust can no longer be taught because of Muslim sensitivity.
In England sharia courts are now officially part of the British legal system..Many neighborhoods in France are no-go areas for women without head scarves. Last week a man almost died after being beaten up by Muslims in Brussels , because he was drinking during the Ramadan.
Jews are fleeing France in record numbers, on the run for the worst wave of anti-Semitism since World War II. French is now commonly spoken on the streets of Tel Aviv and Netanya, Israel . I could go on forever with stories like this. Stories about Islamization.
A�total of fifty-four million Muslims now live in Europe . San Diego University recently calculated that a staggering 25 percent of the population in Europe will be Muslim just 12 years from now. Bernhard Lewis has predicted a Muslim majority by the end of this century.
Now these are just numbers. And the numbers would not be threatening if the Muslim-immigrants had a strong desire to assimilate. But there are few signs of that. The Pew Research Center reported that half of French Muslims see their loyalty to Islam as greater than their loyalty to France . One-third of French Muslims do not object to suicide attacks. The British Centre for Social Cohesion reported that one-third of British Muslim students are in favor of a worldwide caliphate. Muslims demand what they call 'respect'. And this is how we give them respect. We have Muslim official state holidays.
The Christian-Democratic attorney general is willing to accept sharia in the Netherlands if there is a Muslim majority. We have cabinet members with passports from Morocco and Turkey .
Muslim demands are supported by unlawful behavior, ranging from petty crimes and random violence, for example against ambulance workers and bus drivers, to small-scale riots. Paris has seen its uprising in the low-income suburbs, the banlieus. I call the perpetrators 'settlers'. Because that is what they are. They do not come to integrate into our societies, they come to integrate our society into their Dar-al-Islam. Therefore, they are settlers.
Much of this street violence I mentioned is directed exclusively against non-Muslims, forcing many native people to leave their neighborhoods, their cities, their countries. Moreover, Muslims are now a swing vote not to be ignored.�
The second thing you need to know is the importance of Mohammed the prophet. His behavior is an example to all Muslims and cannot be criticized. Now, if Mohammed had been a man of peace, let us say like Ghandi and Mother Theresa wrapped in one, there would be no problem. But Mohammed was a warlord, a mass murderer, a pedophile, and had several marriages - at the same time. Islamic tradition tells us how he fought in battles, how he had his enemies murdered and even had prisoners of war executed. Mohammed himself slaughtered the Jewish tribe of Banu Qurayza. If it is good for Islam, it is good. If it is bad for Islam, it is bad.
Let no one fool you about Islam being a religion. Sure, it has a god, and a here-after, and 72 virgins. But in its essence Islam is a political ideology. It is a system that lays down detailed rules for society and the life of every person. Islam wants to dictate every aspect of life. Islam means 'submission'. Islam is not compatible with freedom and democracy, because what it strives for is sharia. If you want to compare Islam to anything, compare it to communism or national-socialism, these are all totalitarian ideologies.
Now you know why Winston Churchill called Islam 'the most retrograde force in the world', and why he compared Mein Kampf to the Quran. The public has wholeheartedly accepted the Palestinian narrative, and sees Israel as the aggressor. I have lived in this country and visited it dozens of times. I support Israel . First, because it is the Jewish homeland after two thousand years of exile up to and including Auschwitz, second because it is a democracy, and third because Israel is our first line of defense.
This tiny country is situated on the fault line of jihad, frustrating Islam's territorial advance. Israel is facing the front lines of jihad, like Kashmir, Kosovo, the Philippines, Southern Thailand, Darfur in Sudan, Lebanon, and Aceh in Indonesia . Israel is simply in the way. The same way West-Berlin was during the Cold War.
The war against Israel is not a war against Israel . It is a war against the West. It is jihad. Israel is simply receiving the blows that are meant for all of us. If there would have been no Israel , Islamic imperialism would have found other venues to release its energy and its desire for conquest. Thanks to Israeli parents who send their children to the army and lay awake at night, parents in Europe and America can sleep well and dream, unaware of the dangers looming.
Many in Europe argue in favor of abandoning Israel in order to address the grievances of our Muslim minorities. But if Israel were, God forbid, to go down, it would not bring any solace to the West It would not mean our Muslim minorities would all of a sudden change their behavior, and accept our values. On the contrary, the end of Israel would give enormous encouragement to the forces of Islam. They would, and rightly so, see the demise of Israel as proof that the West is weak, and doomed. The end of Israel would not mean the end of our problems with Islam, but only the beginning. It would mean the start of the final battle for world domination. If they can get Israel , they can get everything.So-called journalists volunteer to label any and all critics of Islamization as a 'right-wing extremists' or 'racists'. In my country, the Netherlands , 60 percent of the population now sees the mass immigration of Muslims as the number one policy mistake since World War II. And another 60 percent sees Islam as the biggest threat. Yet there is a danger greater danger than terrorist attacks, the scenario of America as the last man standing. The lights may go out in Europe faster than you can imagine. An Islamic Europe means a Europe without freedom and democracy, an economic wasteland, an intellectual nightmare, and a loss of military might for America - as its allies will turn into enemies, enemies with atomic bombs. With an Islamic Europe, it would be up to America alone to preserve the heritage of Rome , Athens and Jerusalem .
Dear friends, liberty is the most precious of gifts. My generation never had to fight for this freedom, it was offered to us on a silver platter, by people who fought for it with their lives. All throughout Europe American cemeteries remind us of the young boys who never made it home, and whose memory we cherish. My generation does not own this freedom; we are merely its custodians. We can only hand over this hard won liberty to Europe 's children in the same state in which it was offered to us. We cannot strike a deal with mullahs and imams. Future generations would never forgive us. We cannot squander our liberties. We simply do not have the right to do so.
Monday, October 12, 2009
If there need be a day to celebrate another group of people, it can be on a different day. I am so sick and tired of the PC crowd trying to "correct" everything and appease whomever they think may have been slighted.
I am here to tell you, I am slighted by them!!! LEAVE COLUMBUS DAY ALONE!!!!
Look, it even looks like this evil man may be praying........could it be? Maybe he was thanking the Great God of the universe for directing his ships to this shore. The horror of it all!!
Once again, all you PC'rs, leave my holidays alone.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
is a very exciting new program.
I will explain it using the Q and A format:
Q. What is an Economic Stimulus payment?
A. It is money that the federal government will send to taxpayers.
Q. Where will the government get this money?
A. From taxpayers.
Q. So the government is giving me back my own money?
A. Only a smidgen.
Q. What is the purpose of this payment?
A. The plan is that you will use the money to purchase a high-definition TV set, thus stimulating the economy.
Q. But isn't that stimulating the economy of China?
A. Shut up.
Below is some helpful advice on how to best help the US economy by spending your stimulus check wisely:
If you spend the stimulus money at Wal-Mart, the money will go to China.
If you spend it on gasoline, your money will go to the Arabs.
If you purchase a computer, it will go to India.
If you purchase fruit and vegetables, it will go to Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala.
If you buy a car, it will go to Japan.
If you purchase useless stuff, it will go to Taiwan.
If you pay your credit cards off, or buy stock, it will go to management bonuses and they will hide it offshore.
Instead, keep the money in America by:
A. Spending it at yard sales
B. Going to ball games
C. Spending it on prostitutes
D. Spending it on Beer
E. Spending it on Tattoos.
(These are the only American businesses still operating in the US.) I'm going to go to a ball game with a tattooed prostitute that I met at a yard sale and we're going to drink beer all day! FUN TIMES!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
I am wondering at the arrogance of McCain who says he wants to change the Republican party. I do too McCain, but you had a chance and you did not prove to us that you were the one to make the change. You are a rino and your time is over. Thank you for your service, thank you for standing strong under adversity while you were a prisoner. You showed strength that we all need at times. Unfortunately, you are not willing to show that strength now, therefore, we are looking for a new leader. It is time for you to stand down.
It is time for us to stand up!! It is time to make a difference. It is not time to allow ourselves to be worn down by rhetoric and false promises. It is time to pay attention and not allow ourselves to become so tired that we do not see what is happening. It is time for us to be aware of the boiling water. Sometimes it is so gradual that once it is boiling we have become immune to the heat. Has that happened to us? Are we immune, was the heat so gradual that we do not even realize it is now boiling?
Recently I discovered through a different blog the Conservative Underground. I think it may be worth your time to go over there if you have not. We may be able to make a difference if we were all working within the same umbrella instead of many smaller weaker ones. It is time for us to unite under a strong front, it is time to take a stand for Liberty.
When I look at what is happening within the prophecy of the Bible, I wonder if I am suppose to fight or just let it happen. My honest feeling is that the God of the Universe does not want us to give up and just let it happen. All through the history of the Bible, bad things were allowed to happen when good men did nothing. However, when good men turned from their worldly ways and returned to the way of the Lord, HE healed nation after nation. It can happen again. We are not suppose to just allow what is taking place today to happen, we are suppose to turn to God, in mass and he will direct our path.
This may be rambling, but I have so much on my heart I need to just get it out. Thanks for bearing with me.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
20 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD from Parentalrights.org
Ten things you need to know about the structure of the CRC:
1.It is a treaty which creates binding rules of law. It is no mere statement of altruism.
2.Its effect would be binding on American families, courts, and policy-makers.
3.Children of other nations would not be impacted or helped in any direct way by our ratification.
4.The CRC would automatically override almost all American laws on children and families because of the U.S. Constitution’s Supremacy Clause in Article VI.
5.The CRC has some elements that are self-executing, while others would require implementing legislation. Federal courts would have the power to determine which provisions were self-executing.
6.The courts would have the power to directly enforce the provisions that are self-executing.
7.Congress would have the power to directly legislate on all subjects necessary to comply with the treaty. This would constitute the most massive shift of power from the states to the federal government in American history.
8.A committee of 18 experts from other nations, sitting in Geneva, has the authority to issue official interpretations of the treaty which are entitled to binding weight in American courts and legislatures. This effectively transfers ultimate authority for all policies in this area to this foreign committee.
9.Under international law, the treaty overrides even our Constitution.
10.Reservations, declarations, or understandings intended to modify our duty to comply with this treaty will be void if they are determined to be inconsistent with the object and purpose of the treaty.
Ten things you need to know about the substance of the CRC:
1.Children would have the ability to choose their own religion while parents would only have the authority to give their children advice about religion.
2.The best interest of the child principle would give the government the ability to override every decision made by every parent if a government worker disagreed with the parent’s decision.
3.A child’s “right to be heard” would allow him (or her) to seek governmental review of every parental decision with which the child disagreed.
4.According to existing interpretation, it would be illegal for a nation to spend more on national defense than it does on children’s welfare.
5.Children would acquire a legally enforceable right to leisure.
6.Christian schools that refuse to teach "alternative worldviews" and teach that Christianity is the only true religion "fly in the face of article 29" of the treaty.
7.Allowing parents to opt their children out of sex education has been held to be out of compliance with the CRC.
8.Children would have the right to reproductive health information and services, including abortions, without parental knowledge or consent.
9.Parents would no longer be able to administer reasonable spankings to their children.
10.A murderer aged 17 years and 11 months and 29 days at the time of his crime could no longer be sentenced to life in prison
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
It is an outline for the overthrow of our Republic as we know it, and how "O" is being used to impliment it.
I remember as a child my father belonging to the John Birch Society. I was warned of all of these things taking place long before they did. Unfortunately, the enemy was able at that time to discredit the John Birch Society and make them look like a bunch of fringe loonies.
I think, my friends, we have been sleeping at the wheel long enough. We are headed for a major head on collision. In fact we are seconds away from impact.
WAKE UP AMERICA, TAKE THE CONTROL BACK!!
Do it now before it is to late and we wonder what happened.
And thanks to Right Truth for posting this. It is how we stay informed given the hostile take over of our media.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Last week, we asked you to help us raise $100,000 to fund our rapid response to the Republicans' never-ending scare tactics aimed at denying Americans real health insurance reform. You went above and beyond by raising a goal-shattering $147,000. On behalf of the DCCC, I can't thank you enough.With September shaping up to be the decisive month in this fight, we can't back down. Here is a special edition of @Stake, showing some of the ways that you can help us keep up the pressure on Republicans trying to kill health insurance reform using any and all means necessary.Fighting Fear with FactsThis week, the DCCC launched a new web video showing the twisted lengths that Republicans like Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, RNC Chair Michael Steele, and conservative commentator Glenn Beck will go to try and kill health insurance reform.Check out our brand new video "Fighting Fear with Facts" and then forward it to five of your friends and family so we can expose their empty fear-mongering and show everyone the tactics they plan to keep using in the weeks ahead.
Mobile Alerts - Fact Check Their LiesFrom Sarah Palin's "death panels," to Michael Steele's shameless lies about cutting Medicare, to the RNC's outrageous claims that health care will be denied to Republican voters, to who knows what else is coming, we have to fight every single lie with the truth. Text TRUTH to 74471 to sign up for the DCCC's mobile alerts and receive your fact-check tool kit to expose the lies and help President Obama get the real truth out about health insurance reform.Heard Around Town - Latest Republican OutragesHere are some of the latest and most outrageous statements by the right-wing fringe in their fight to kill health insurance reform.Rep. Bachmann: "We have to slit our wrists, be blood brothers on this thing."No recap of outrageous statements would be complete without a contribution by Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. Among other things, Bachmann reportedly told a right-wing fundraiser:
"What we have to do today is make a covenant, to slit our wrists, be blood brothers on this thing. This will not pass."
Claiming that Americans pay half their income to taxes, she said, "This is nothing more than slavery."
And perhaps the craziest of all, Bachmann said, "Right now, we are looking at reaching down the throat and ripping the guts out of freedom." Read more of Bachmann's out-of-control rant.Rep. Jenkins Tells Uninsured Mom to "Go Be a Grown Up"This week, Kansas Republican Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins seems to be engaged in a race to the bottom - with herself. Fresh off her remarks about how the Republican Party should embrace a 'great white hope' against the agenda of House Democrats and President Obama, Jenkins recently held a town hall meeting where she laughed at an uninsured single mother who was asking for a public insurance option and even told her to 'go be a grown up.' Check out the video. Looking AheadWith Congress returning to finish their work on health insurance reform, September will be the make-or-break month. The work we do in the weeks ahead will determine whether Americans get meaningful health insurance reform or whether the Republicans succeed in protecting the status quo. Thank you again for shattering our August goal and for all that you're doing to expose the lies, spread the truth, and demonstrate the grassroots momentum behind health insurance reform. Stay tuned for more late-breaking news and more ways that you can help President Obama and House Democrats win this fight for the American people.
Jon VogelExecutive Director, DCCC
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
What could possibly go wrong?
Friday, August 28, 2009
THE WHITE HOUSEOffice of the Press Secretary_____________________________________________________________________FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 21, 2009
Below is the text of a web video from President Obama marking the beginning of Ramadan. Video of the President’s message is available HERE. (I do not know if it is my computer of what, but I could not get the video to come up. Going to try again.)
Remarks of President Barack ObamaRamadan MessageWashington, DC
On behalf of the American people – including Muslim communities in all fifty states – I want to extend best wishes to Muslims in America and around the world. Ramadan Kareem.
Ramadan is the month in which Muslims believe the Koran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, beginning with a simple word – iqra. It is therefore a time when Muslims reflect upon the wisdom and guidance that comes with faith, and the responsibility that human beings have to one another, and to God.
Like many people of different faiths who have known Ramadan through our communities and families, I know this to be a festive time – a time when families gather, friends host iftars, and meals are shared. But I also know that Ramadan is a time of intense devotion and reflection – a time when Muslims fast during the day and perform tarawih prayers at night, reciting and listening to the entire Koran over the course of the month.
These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings.
For instance, fasting is a concept shared by many faiths – including my own Christian faith – as a way to bring people closer to God, and to those among us who cannot take their next meal for granted. And the support that Muslims provide to others recalls our responsibility to advance opportunity and prosperity for people everywhere. For all of us must remember that the world we want to build – and the changes that we want to make – must begin in our own hearts, and our own communities.
This summer, people across America have served in their communities – educating children, caring for the sick, and extending a hand to those who have fallen on hard times. Faith-based organizations, including many Islamic organizations, have been at the forefront in participating in this summer of service. And in these challenging times, this is a spirit of responsibility that we must sustain in the months and years to come.
Beyond America’s borders, we are also committed to keeping our responsibility to build a world that is more peaceful and secure. That is why we are responsibly ending the war in Iraq. That is why we are isolating violent extremists while empowering the people in places like Afghanistan and Pakistan. That is why we are unyielding in our support for a two-state solution that recognizes the rights of Israelis and Palestinians to live in peace and security. And that is why America will always stand for the universal rights of all people to speak their mind, practice their religion, contribute fully to society and have confidence in the rule of law.
All of these efforts are a part of America’s commitment to engage Muslims and Muslim-majority nations on the basis of mutual interest and mutual respect. And at this time of renewal, I want to reiterate my commitment to a new beginning between America and Muslims around the world.
As I said in Cairo, this new beginning must be borne out in a sustained effort to listen to each other, to learn from each other, to respect one another, and to seek common ground. I believe an important part of this is listening, and in the last two months, American embassies around the world have reached out not just to governments, but directly to people in Muslim-majority countries. From around the world, we have received an outpouring of feedback about how America can be a partner on behalf of peoples’ aspirations.
We have listened. We have heard you. And like you, we are focused on pursuing concrete actions that will make a difference over time – both in terms of the political and security issues that I have discussed, and in the areas that you have told us will make the most difference in peoples’ lives.
These consultations are helping us implement the partnerships that I called for in Cairo – to expand education exchange programs; to foster entrepreneurship and create jobs; and to increase collaboration on science and technology, while supporting literacy and vocational learning. We are also moving forward in partnering with the OIC and OIC member states to eradicate polio, while working closely with the international community to confront common health challenges like H1N1 – which I know is of particular to concern to many Muslims preparing for the upcoming hajj.
All of these efforts are aimed at advancing our common aspirations – to live in peace and security; to get an education and to work with dignity; to love our families, our communities, and our God. It will take time and patient effort. We cannot change things over night, but we can honestly resolve to do what must be done, while setting off in a new direction – toward the destination that we seek for ourselves, and for our children. That is the journey that we must travel together.
I look forward to continuing this critically important dialogue and turning it into action. And today, I want to join with the 1.5 billion Muslims around the world – and your families and friends – in welcoming the beginning of Ramadan, and wishing you a blessed month. May God’s peace be upon you.
DID I MISS THE RAPTURE? HAS THE ANTI CHRIST ARRIVED? PLEASE SAY IT ISN'T SO!!!!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The YouTube video below is of a news report about this disturbing new law. In particular, pay attention at the 1:40 mark when the anchor and reporter discuss the new penalties for not obeying the health authorities during an emergency.....
They're coming to take me away!! Oh NO!
Monday, August 24, 2009
Leave Our Penises Alone, Mr. President!
RUSH: By the way, leave our penises alone, too! This is getting out of hand. There is a story that some officials in the Obama administration are pushing for circumcision for all boys born in the USA to fight HIV/AIDS. Not that I'm against circumcision, but it's a family's decision. Leave our penises alone, too, Obama! You know who's going to be really upset about this news? NOCIRC, the National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers. They're a San Francisco group, and they want to eliminate circumcision. So here's Obama out there saying we have to have circumcision of every young boy born in the country. This is not going to please the NOCIRC people at all.
Canadian Health Officials: Our Universal Health Care Is 'Sick,' Private Insurance Should Be Welcomed
Monday, August 17, 2009
Dr. Anne Doig, the incoming president of the Canadian Medical Association, said her country’s health care system is “sick” and “imploding,” the Canadian Press reported.
“We know there must be change,” Doig said in a recent interview. “We’re all running flat out, we’re all just trying to stay ahead of the immediate day-to-day demands.”
Canada’s universal health care system is not giving patients optimal care, Doig added. When her colleagues from across the country gather at the CMA conference in Saskatoon Sunday, they will discuss changes that need to be made, she said.
“We all agree the system is imploding, we all agree that things are more precarious than perhaps Canadians realize,” she said.
Current president of the CMA, Dr. Robert Ouellet, will make a presentation at the conference about his findings when he toured Europe in January, and met with health groups in several countries.
Ouellet has said that “competition should be welcomed, not feared,” meaning private health insurance should have a role in the public health system.
Doig said she isn’t sure what kind of changes will be proposed when the conference wraps up, but she does know that changes have to come – and fast. She said she understands that universal health care, while good in some ways, has not always been helpful for sick people or their families.
"(Canadians) have to understand that the system that we have right now — if it keeps on going without change — is not sustainable," Doig said.
Click here to read more about this story from the Canadian Press.
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California became a state.
The people had no electricity.
The state had no money.
Almost everyone spoke Spanish.
There were gunfights in the streets.
So basically, nothing has changed except the women had real boobs and the men didn't hold hands.
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Please take a moment and read the story below. We need your help and support to stand against the plan Obama has for Health Care Reform. Please contact your representatives today! Written by Dr. Dave JandaThursday, 23 July 2009As a physician who has authored books on preventative health care, I was given the opportunity to be the keynote speaker at a Congressional Dinner at The Capitol Building in Washington last Friday (7/17).The presentation was entitled Health Care Reform, The Power & Profit of Prevention, and I was gratified that it was well received.In preparation for the presentation, I read the latest version of "reform" as authored by The Obama Administration and supported by Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid. Here is the link to the 1,018 page document:http://edlabor.house.gov/documents/111/pdf/publications/AAHCA-BillText-071409.pdfLet me summarize just a few salient points of the above plan. First, however, it should be clear that the same warning notice must be placed on The ObamaCare Plan as on a pack of cigarettes: Consuming this product will be hazardous to your health.The underlying method of cutting costs throughout the plan is based on rationing and denying care. There is no focus on preventing health care need whatever. The plan's method is the most inhumane and unethical approach to cutting costs I can imagine as a physician.The rationing of care is implemented through The National Health Care Board, according to the plan. This illustrious Board "will approve or reject treatment for patients based on the cost per treatment divided by the number of years the patient will benefit from the treatment."Translation.....if you are over 65 or have been recently diagnosed as having an advanced form of cardiac disease or aggressive cancer.....dream on if you think you will get treated.....pick out your coffin.Oh, you say this could never happen? Sorry.... this is the same model they use in Britain.The plan mandates that there will be little or no advanced treatments to be available in the future. It creates The Federal Coordinating Council For Comparative Effectiveness Research, the purpose of which is "to slow the development of new medications and technologies in order to reduce costs." Yes, this is to be the law.The plan also outlines that doctors and hospitals will be overseen and reviewed by The National Coordinator For Health Information and Technology.This " coordinator" will "monitor treatments being delivered to make sure doctors and hospitals are strictly following government guidelines that are deemed appropriate." It goes on to say....."Doctors and hospitals not adhering to guidelines will face penalties."According to those in Congress, penalties could include large six figure financial fines and possible imprisonment.So according to The ObamaCare Plan....if your doctor saves your life you might have to go to the prison to see your doctor for follow -up appointments. I believe this is the same model Stalin used in the former Soviet Union.Section 102 has the Orwellian title, "Protecting the Choice to Keep Current Coverage." What this section really mandates is that it is illegal to keep your private insurance if your status changes - e.g., if you lose or change your job, retire from your job and become a senior, graduate from college and get your first job. Yes, illegal.When Mr. Obama hosted a conference call with bloggers urging them to pressure Congress to pass his health plan as soon as possible, a blogger from Maine referenced an Investors Business Daily article that claimed Section 102 of the House health legislation would outlaw private insurance.He asked: "Is this true? Will people be able to keep their insurance and will insurers be able to write new policies even though H.R. 3200 is passed?" Mr. Obama replied: "You know, I have to say that I am not familiar with the provision you are talking about."Then there is Section 1233 of The ObamaCare Plan, devoted to "Advanced Care Planning." After each American turns 65 years of age they have to go to a mandated counseling program that is designed to end life sooner.This session is to occur every 5 years unless the person has developed a chronic illness then it must be done every year. The topics in this session will include, "how to decline hydration, nutrition and how to initiate hospice care." It is no wonder The Obama Administration does not like my emphasis on Prevention. For Mr. Obama, prevention is the "enemy" as people would live longer.I rest my case. The ObamaCare Plan is hazardous to the health of every American.After I finished my Capitol Hill presentation, I was asked by a Congressman in the question-answer session: "I'll be doing a number of network interviews on the Obama Health Care Plan. If I am asked what is the one word to describe the plan what should I answer."The answer is simple, honest, direct, analytical, sad but truthful. I told him that one word is FASCIST.Then I added, "I hope you'll have the courage to use that word, Congressman. No other word is more appropriate."Dr. Dave Janda, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon, and a world-recognized expert on the prevention of sports injuries, particularly in children. His website is www.noinjury.com.Thank you for taking the time out of your day to help!For more information on our services and Health Care Reform
Monday, August 10, 2009
Hell, back in 1990, the Government seized the Mustang Ranch brothel in Nevada for tax evasion and, as required by law, tried to run it. They failed and it closed. Now we are trusting the economy of our country, our banking system, our auto industry and possibly our health plans to the same nit-wits who couldn't make money running a whore house and selling whiskey!"