"When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." - Benjamin Franklin;
"And when politicians find that honor and character matter less than buying votes and a constituency, that too will herald the end of the Constitution. When that happens we must work tirelessly to change their minds, or their occupation!" - Hoping The Blind Will See

Saturday, August 21, 2010

'Nuff Said...

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My wife and daughter are off to Massachusetts for my other daughters wedding shower. I stayed behind in Florida and get to spend the next three days with my 3-yr old grandson. Today we took a turn at trying to make Tollhouse Cookies. It occurred to me as I was taking them out of the oven, that it was a good thing that obama and his merry band of morons didn't know I was making them. They would have made me ensure that I had equal amounts of chocolate chips in each cookie, each cookie was of the same dimensions, and that when I was done I called in both a union taste-tester and a union clean-up crew. Undoubtedly my $9.50 batch of cookies would have cost me close to $100.00! Ah, liberals, what are we going to do with them...

T Minus 75 Days And Counting...

Friday, August 20, 2010

Hmmm, Do You Suppose Our Good Friend Al Sharpton Is Just Competitive?

This From STU BLOG (http://www.glennbeck.com/content/blog/stu/)...

It’s come to this. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has decided to make a speech on 8-28…at a counter-rally to Glenn’s Restoring Honor event on August 28th. Of course, when The Daily Caller asked them about why yet another high level Obama official is spending their time obsessing over Glenn rather than dealing with the actual problems we have in America-they were promptly hung up on.

This 14-year-old-girl-who-just-got-in-a-fight-about-the-Twilight-series response to a reporter was preceded by a boilerplate non-answer :

“Newt Gingrich, Reverend Sharpton and Secretary Duncan enjoyed visiting some of the highest performing low income schools in the nation and we look forward to visiting Dunbar High School with the Reverend later this month,” Justin Hamilton, a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Education, said in an e-mail to TheDC, answering a question that wasn’t asked.

Then, The Daily Caller gave the rest of the world of journalism a lesson in their craft-by actually following up:

Hamilton hung up the phone on TheDC when contacted for further comment, refusing to answer actual questions, including whether Duncan believes the Tea Party is racist or if he believes Beck is trying to “hijack” the American dream, or comment any further on Duncan’s planned participation in the rally.

Considering Glenn is blamed for the actions of every Tea Party member in America that he hasn’t met, it would have been nice if the Obama administration could enlighten us on why they would choose to participate in a rally that believes that the honoring of our troops and the celebration of faith is an attempt to “hijack” MLK’s dream.

Instead, we just get awfully crafted denials from the spokesperson of the Al Sharpton lead counter-rally:

Noerdlinger said people should not perceive Sharpton’s event as a “counter-rally” to Beck’s event, and she accused several media outlets of trying to frame the event like that.

And how could we POSSIBLY get the idea that it was a counter-rally? Hmmm…maybe from THEIR OWN STATEMENT released earlier this week?
“While across town at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial the conservative tea party members and TV host Glenn Beck will attempt to hijack the dream…”

Or perhaps, the words of Al Sharpton himself:
“On the anniversary of the March on Washington, Glenn Beck is going to talk about the dream of Martin Luther King and how he was with them - not us,” Sharpton said in the blackvoicenews.com article. “So, we’ve been traveling all over this country because there is no way in the world that I am going to allow him to have more people there than us. I hope every Black person in the country will help us to challenge this.”

How could anyone get the idea it is a counter-rally???

The Sharpton group even tried to cover its tracks by trying to make it seem like their event was planned long before any thought of Glenn Beck ever popped into their minds…

Rev. Sharpton said he was going to do this in April,” Noerdlinger said

Ohhh—in April???? You mean 5 months after Glenn’s rally was announced? That’s an air tight case. Good work.

Has there been stated opposition to the Restoring Honor rally? Sure. We now know that the Obama administration, Al Sharpton, and the New Black Panther Party stand unified in opposition. But, criticizing the event before it happens is ill-advised. This isn’t about politics. It’s about honoring heroes, our founders, and our faith.

On the bright side–next time someone says the Obama administration isn’t willing to make the tough decisions-remind them that they were willing to stand up in front of the nation and proudly say they were firmly against Restoring Honor. Congratulations!

Come to the rally. All races, religions, and political affiliations are welcome. Check out the map of available busses here.

**Who else is behind the anti-8/28 rally? Bloggers are looking for answers…

Well, This Should Be An Interesting Weekend. I Wonder If King Samir Shabazz Will Be Attending...

God Help Us!

This is a real caller. They live and breed among us people...

These are some of the people the progressives are exploiting to maximize the potential to achieve their socialist goals. It makes you wonder how this could actually happen in America. I doubt people were this dumb when we didn't even have schools for teaching. Shame on the people who failed to "parent" her appropriately. I suggest to you that this is also the result of a form of child abuse. God Help Us!

Watch! I Doubt You'll Be Indifferent To What You See

I assume, if these assertions are true, there are plenty of Muslims out there that would refute these facts. But are there any Muslims out there who would corroborate what this video claims? And how can the assertions be proved beyond circumstantial evidence? And also if the assertions are true, and you are an American who also happens to be Muslim, why haven't you gone public with the information - or at least presented it to some agency of authority?

And also if it's true, does the Constitution mandate that we open the chicken house door and let the fox in?

The More I Learn The More I Realize Just How Much "Evil" Is Alligned Against Us

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Oh Crap!

So there you have it, and we finally know...

The Pot At The End Of The Rainbow!
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I can't imagine President Obama even taking the time to do this. But if he did, do you think he'd look so relaxed, so genuinely and sincerely happy to see our troops come home? GW was a lot of things, and a disappointment in some areas. But he loved and identified with the troops, and he is still presidential!

If You Find Yourself In The Company Of A Serviceman, Please Be Sure To Thank Him or Her...And Maybe Even Buy Them  Lunch!

Gee Barney, Really? Haven't You Done ENOUGH Damage?

You thought you knew the truth?

Here's what Barney Frank said in 2004 (he's first speaking at about the 5-minute mark):

Now he says this:

So, Barney, can you please tell me why they've been allowed to accumulate and own over 50% of all mortgages? And why exactly would we want the government to build something new?

Read the full article here: http://hotair.com/archives/2010/08/18/frank-abolish-fannie-and-freddie/?print=1

And then, if you have the stomach, read this: http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Investing/JubaksJournal/fannie-and-freddie-must-die.aspx

I Really Hate Living In The Twilight Zone...

It's Time To Take Another Stand, And To Remember

Principles, do you think they don't matter? See if this doesn't change your mind...

Even with Reagan's warning 16 years before he became President, the adult generations of  the 60's and 70's let our Republic slip away. It's amazing that one man could be so right so long ago, and yet so many did nothing! Don't be part of this era today, of this generation, who is looked at by future generations as having done nothing when we needed to act. Remember who you are! You ARE America...

Are You Ready To Fight For Her Yet?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Is Obama The Second Wave?

Let's look at a few facts, not necessarily in any sort of order...

Obama's father, step-father, half-brother, cousins and grandfather were Muslims.

He attended Muslim School in Indonesia.

He bows to the Saudi King among others.

He has declared that America is no longer a "Christian Nation".

He cancelled the traditional White House National Day of Prayer in 2009, and yet a National Day of Prayer for the Muslim religion was held on Capitol Hill several months later.

"I'm a Christian, but my father came from a Kenyan family that includes generations of Muslims," Obama said in his highly anticipated appeal to the Islamic world. "As a boy, I spent several years in Indonesia and heard the call of the azaan (Muslim call to prayer) at the break of dawn and at the fall of dusk," he said. "As a young man, I worked in Chicago communities where many found dignity and peace in their Muslim faith." - Barack Obama

He won't release his full birth certificate, nor will he release any school transcripts or documents.

He knows, and quotes, the Holy Quran.

Then there's this article: Obama Pushed/Bankrolled/Implements Sharia Law in New Constitution in Kenya, Non-Muslim CountrySaturday, August 07, 2010 - Atlas Shrugs
And this Video:

He continues to do everything within his power to manipulate every faction of American people against one another - politically, racially, class-wise, etc, effectively dividing the country rather than unifying it.
He continues to shred the economy with hairbrained ill-conceived policies (or are they?) which handcuff the American business sector and industry.
He continues to redistribute wealth away from the "producers" in our society and towards the non-producers and the unions.
He continues to strong arm the irresponsible and  reckless passage of spending bills without the knowledge of what they contain.
He has effectively cause a huge ballooning of the national debt and the national deficit.
He believes in the Black Liberation hate as espoused by the reverend Jeremiah Wright, at whose church Obama sat for twenty years.
He has been captured on film praying at a mosque.
He told us he was going to "transform America" - but to what? Did anyone ask?
He has effectively consolidate power away from the people, and largely made Congress irrelevant with his Czar appointments, all the while taking liberties with our Constitution and our Liberty.
All of these by themselves a hardly a cause for concern. But in the bigger picture, in the context of what is going on in the country and in the world, taken together, they could mean something. So, is Obama really a Muslim, which he still denies, and if so, is he trying to finish what the 1st wave of attackers started on 9/11/2001- to destroy America? I wonder if someone a bit more knowledgeable, with the resources to investigate his associations, his actions, his words, where his money came from, and how he got into politics, could make a compelling argument for that case. In the mean time, what does your gut tell you?
In God We Trust - Don't Trust Obama

Another Great Court Decision... Why Don't We Just S(p)it All Over Our Military

Obama Continues On His Treasonous Path; When Will Congress Act?

Frank Gaffney of TownHall Daily writes
Obama's "Teachable" Shariah Moment

On Friday night, Barack Obama gave his full-throated endorsement to a mosque and "cultural center" on private property that has been purchased in Lower Manhattan adjacent to the site where the World Trade Center's twin towers once stood. By Saturday, however, he wanted the American people to know that he was not commenting on "the wisdom" of putting such a mosque by that hallowed ground - just "the right" of its backers like Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf to do it, pursuant to the Constitution's protection of religious freedom.

Unfortunately for the President - but fortunately for the country - it is too late for such ludicrous contortions and dissembling. However much Mr. Obama and his fellow Democrats now regret his original White House statement, it has created a "teachable moment." Not just about the Ground Zero mosque but about the larger enterprise it is intended to serve: bringing the law of Saudi Arabia and Iran, shariah, to America.

Imam Rauf makes no bones about that being his purpose. So do some of his most prominent backers, like the Muslim Brotherhood front, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), and the Brotherhood's Palestinian franchise, the designated terrorist group Hamas. In fact, according to the New York Post, on Sunday, Mahmoud al-Zahar, an Hamas co-founder and leader in Gaza, told WABC Radio host Aaron Klein: "We have to build the mosque [at Ground Zero]. We have to build everywhere. In every area we have [as] Muslim[s], we have to pray and this mosque is the only site of prayer."

Al-Zahar also enthused about shariah, calling it the "tradition of Islam" which "is controlling every source of our life as regards to marriage, divorce, our commercial relations." He added ominously that, "Even the Islamic people or Muslims in [the United States] are living now in the tradition of Islam."

What else have we learned so far from Mr. Obama's teachable shariah moment? We now know that the President is willing to associate with members of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), not just in Cairo - where he insisted they be invited to hear his famous paean to Islam last year - but in the White House. For example, leaders of known MB front groups like Ingrid Mattson of the Islamic Society of North America and Salam al-Marayati of the Muslim Public Affairs Council were in the company at the Iftar dinner Friday when Mr. Obama fervently embraced the Ground Zero mosque.

This is an important insight since we know from uncontested evidence submitted by the government in the largest terrorism finance trial in U.S. history - the Holy Land Foundation case - that the Muslim Brotherhood's mission in America is "destroying Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging' its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions."

What on earth is the President of the United States doing fraternizing with, and thereby legitimating, operatives of an organization with such a seditious mission - to say nothing of endorsing their most immediate priority: the Ground Zero Mosque?

We have also learned that the Obama administration insists that Imam Rauf, another Brotherhood apparatchik, is a "moderate." Never mind the abundant evidence to the contrary - not least his statement that he wants to bring shariah to America. Believing him to be a good "ambassador" for the United States, the Obama-Hillary Clinton State Department has gone so far as to send Rauf on a taxpayer-funded trip to Arab capitals. While there, he will surely try to parlay the President of the United States' explicit endorsement of his Ground Zero project and sponsorship of his travels into funding from oil-rich promoters of shariah to build his 13-story, $100 million megamosque within spitting distance of some of America's most hallowed real estate.

There is much more yet to be learned, of course. For example: Why is the U.S. government promoting the Brotherhood's effort to penetrate our capital markets via "shariah-compliant finance," including its direct ownership of a huge player in that field, AIG? Which other shariah-adherent Muslims are getting their expenses paid by the State Department as they network around the globe on behalf of their seditious agenda? How much is this outrageous program costing, and what does Foggy Bottom have to show for it? Why did Team Obama cosponsor a UN resolution last Fall imposing "shariah blasphemy" laws that utterly conflict with the First Amendment's protection of free speech?

As he hosted the Ramadan fast-breaking dinner at the White House on Friday, President Obama showed his true colors on shariah. Trying to dress up the Ground Zero mosque or any other aspect of this brutally repressive, totalitarian and inherently unconstitutional program as a matter of "religious freedom" does not pass the giggle test. Shariah is about power, not faith, and no amount of Obama subsidies, solidarity or spin on behalf of that agenda will persuade the American people to allow the so-called "tradition of Islam" to supplant our civil liberties, form of government and way of life.

God Help Us, Is Nothing This Man Does Treasonous or Impeachable?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

How Much Stronger Do You Think Hezbollah Is Today Than They Were Three Years Ago?

Blood Money: Hezbollah's revenue stream flows through the Americas

by Steven Emerson
The American Legion Magazine
March 2007

Since 9/11, U.S. counterterrorism policy has focused primarily on the threat from al-Qaeda. But before Osama bin Laden's men brought down the Twin Towers , the international terrorist organization with the most American blood on its hands was Hezbollah. Even now, Hezbollah continues on its terrorist path. Last summer, the world watched as violence erupted in the Middle East after Hezbollah's cross-border raid into Israel resulted in the capture of two Israeli soldiers and the killing of eight others. Meanwhile, the organization has honed techniques for financing its killing with proceeds from a wide range of illicit activities.

Hezbollah, the "Party of God," began as a radical Muslim Shiite organization in 1982, in response to the first Israeli-Lebanese war. Its stated goals were, and are, wiping Israel off the map and establishing a Shiite state in Lebanon . Its chief sponsor is the Islamic Republic of Iran, which provides major financial support as well as weapons and paramilitary training. Syria, Lebanon 's neighbor, also lends substantial support.

The two major leaders of Hezbollah are Secretary General Sheikh Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and the organization's spiritual chief, Sheikh Muhammad Husayn Fadlallah, both named "specially designated global terrorists" by the U.S. government. Fadlallah issued the fatwa authorizing the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks that killed 241 Americans, the government has charged.

The "Party of God" has evolved from a guerrilla and terror force, establishing itself as a "legitimate" political party in the Lebanese government and acting as a representative of Lebanon 's large Shiite population. Having gained high political profile, Hezbollah continues to maintain its armed militia and terrorist training bases.

Close to Home. Hezbollah's achievements as a multinational terror organization right here in the United States offer a glimpse into how the group functions. Our nation's porous borders with Mexico and Canada give Hezbollah operatives easy access to carry out fund-raising and recruiting operations. High-level Hezbollah agents have conducted complex, interstate criminal enterprises, raising millions of dollars and enabling the organization to purchase high-tech weaponry and materials to be sent to the group's Lebanese headquarters. These networks demonstrate clear chains of command and engage in a wide array of activities, including cigarette smuggling, human smuggling, drug trafficking, counterfeiting and "charitable work."

Perhaps the best-publicized Hezbollah fundraising scheme in the United States involved a Charlotte, N.C., cigarette-smuggling ring. Operatives bought cigarettes in North Carolina and resold them in Michigan without paying Michigan's higher taxes. Mohamad Youssef Hammoud, the group's ringleader, was convicted in 2002 on several charges: conspiracies to launder money and traffic in contraband cigarettes, immigration law violations and attempted bribery. Evidence in the trial revealed links between ringleader Hammoud and Sheikh Nasrallah, including a photo of the two men together. The case demonstrated the ease with which illegal immigrants take advantage of the U.S. system, raising money from illicit activities to support both an American Hezbollah cell and the group's headquarters in Lebanon.

The most high-profile case of a Hezbollah trained fighter on U.S. soil involved Mahmoud Youssef Kourani. In March 2005, Kourani pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, and in June 2005, he was sentenced to 54 months in prison. The FBI affidavit in the case alleged that Kourani had sent $40,000 to his brother Haidar, Hezbollah's chief of military security in southern Lebanon . An informant told the FBI that Mahmoud Kourani claimed he had trained in Iran on behalf of Hezbollah and was a member of the Hezbollah unit responsible for the kidnapping and murder of Marine Lt. Col. William Higgins in Lebanon in 1988. According to government documents, "On approximately Feb. 4, 2001, Kourani surreptitiously entered the United States by sneaking across the U.S.-Mexico border in the trunk of a car. He reached Mexico by bribing . . . an official at the Mexican consulate in Beirut to give him a Mexican visa."

In addition to human smuggling, Hezbollah financiers have engaged in large-scale drug operations in North America. A federal indictment in January 2002 charged 36 individuals nationwide, including Ohio resident Mohammad Shabib. Investigators believe that since the early 1990s, Shabib managed to deposit roughly $8 million skimmed from drug sales into Chicago bank accounts. Part of the loot is believed to have benefited Hezbollah activities.

A New Front. Hezbollah operatives have frequently sought out sympathetic members of the Lebanese Diaspora to assist them, several of whom have owned and operated Lebanese restaurants. Salim Boughader Mucharrafille, owner of Cafe La Libanesa in Tijuana, Mexico, was arrested in December 2002 for running a ring that allegedly smuggled at least 200 Lebanese compatriots into the United States , including an employee of Al- Manar, Hezbollah's television station. Although it was never confirmed, Boughader was suspected of having helped Kourani to slip over the border. Last May, a Mexican judge sentenced Boughader to 14 years in prison for organized crime and human smuggling.

The case of Rady Zaiter, a.k.a. David Assi Alvarez, is an example of drug-running activities designed to benefit Hezbollah, using a restaurant as a front. In June 2005, Ecuadorian police broke up an international drug-trafficking ring led by the owners of El Turco restaurant: Zaiter and his partner, Maher Hamajo. The restaurant in Quito served as the logistical center for the ring's activities. Drug mules carried cocaine in double bottomed suitcases bound for other countries in South America, as well as Europe and the Middle East. According to investigating authorities, Hezbollah received at least 70 percent of the drug money. Additionally, officials confiscated more than $150,000 and 2,000 euros. Further arrests were made in Brazil, Syria and the Dutch Antilles, bringing the total apprehended to 19 people. El Turco, like the Detroit-area restaurant La Shish that was recently allegedly linked to Hezbollah, was a very popular restaurant, appreciated by the locals.

In May 2006, Detroit-based restaurant owner Tala1 Khalil Chahine and his wife, Elfat El Aouar, were indicted on federal tax-evasion charges. They allegedly concealed more than $20 million in profits from their La Shish restaurant chain and funneled some of those funds to Lebanon . In 2002, Chahine attended an Al-Mabarrat charity event in Lebanon at which he and Sheikh Fadlallah served as keynote speakers. Chahine admitted he attended the charity fund-raiser, reinforcing federal prosecutors' statement that he has "connections at the highest levels of ... Hezbollah." According to the Department of Justice, "Chahine was the representative at the ( Al-Mabarrat Lebanon ) event of a worldwide group of fund-raisers." Federal prosecutors also alleged that agents searching Chahine's Michigan house discovered a letter thanking him for his sponsorship of 40 Lebanese orphans - a term the Department of Justice considers "a euphemism used by Hezbollah to refer to the orphans of martyrs."

Al-Mabarrat has a U.S.-based branch headquartered in Dearborn, Mich. Founded in 1991, the Al-Mabarrat Charitable Organization-USA, Inc., has repeatedly changed its name over the past 15 years. Although Al-Mabarrat acknowledges on its Web site that it works in conjunction with the Al-Mabarrat Association in Lebanon (whose logo it shares), it omits the fact that Al-Mabarrat Lebanon is run by Sheikh Fadlallah. Despite Al- Mabarrat USA's direct link to a Fadlallah-controlled organization, the U.S. branch continues to operate unfettered.

Hezbollah's use of Al-Mabarrat as a fund-raising front is a savvy strategic move, mirroring a tactic long exploited by terrorist groups operating on U.S. soil. By utilizing charities, terrorists can generate popular support by providing some legitimate services, attract contributions from donors both unwitting and aware, and attempt to obscure financial trails. But such operations extend far beyond the United States.

Worldwide Reach. Hezbollah revealed its strong South American presence to the world with the 1992 bombing of the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires . The attack killed 29 people and wounded more than 240. The group struck again in the Argentine capital in 1994, killing 86 at a Jewish community center in the largest terror attack against Argentina to date.

Hezbollah has long used parts of South America as a training ground, in particular the tri-border area where Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay meet. It has demonstrated a keen interest in extending its activities to other parts of Latin America, including Venezuela, Cuba, Panama and Colombia.

The best example of the extent of Hezbollah's South American reach is the 2002 arrest of Assad Ahmad Barakat in Brazil . Designated by the U.S. Treasury Department as a Hezbollah fundraiser, Barakat has been called one of the terrorist organization's most prominent and influential members. He is believed to have transferred up to $50 million to Hezbollah since 1995. Two of his businesses - Casa Apollo, a wholesale electronics store, and Barakat Import-Export Ltd. - were used to launder terrorist money and facilitate the movement of Hezbollah operatives. Both have been designated by the U.S. Treasury Department as terrorist fronts.

Although Europe has thus far been exempt from Hezbollah attacks, numerous intelligence experts and officials assert that the group's operatives maintain cells across the continent. German authorities, in particular, have expressed concern about the presence of several hundred Hezbollah members in their country. Hezbollah has established several front charities, mainly operating from Great Britain and Germany, to raise funds earmarked to support the group's members in Lebanon . For example, the British-based Lebanese Welfare Committee, HELP Charity Association for Relief and Abrar Islamic Foundation are among the charities suspected of channeling funds to Sheikh Nasrallah and Hezbollah.

Reports of an increase in Hezbollah recruiting have emerged in eastern European countries, specifically Slovakia, Bosnia and Russia . And over the past few years, Hezbollah has sent operatives with European identification papers to Israel in order to collect intelligence for future attacks. Efforts by European authorities to curtail Hezbollah's influence have included France 's 2004 ban of Hezbollah's television station and chief propaganda machine, A1- Manar, from that nation's satellite television providers. Spain and the United States have made similar moves.

Finally, Hezbollah has been actively fund-raising in Africa for the past two decades, tapping a pool of Shiite Muslim communities, especially in Senegal and the Ivory Coast . The organization engages in mafia-style extortion, all the while receiving money from its large sympathetic donor base. The money generated from the group's African operations alone runs well into the millions of dollars. The Ivory Coast is used not only for fund-raising but also as a safe haven for Hezbollah operatives on the run. Iran has also stepped up its Ivory Coast presence, financing mosques and sending imams to preach in them.

While al-Qaeda has long utilized the African "blood-diamond" trade to facilitate its operations, Hezbollah has recently begun taking its own share in various West Africa countries, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, Togo and Sierra Leone. A blood diamond, also called "conflict diamond" or "war diamond," refers to the precious gem mined in war-torn countries of western and southern Africa, and sold, often clandestinely, in order to finance insurgents, rebels and terrorists. The extortion of diamond merchants is believed to be a tactic adapted by Hezbollah from its South American experience.

New Alliances. One issue with wide-ranging implications for U.S. consumers is the growing alliance between Hezbollah, its regional sponsors, and emerging elements in Latin America - notably Venezuela , where the terrorist group is calling for a stronger relationship with President Hugo Chavez.

After Chavez visited Lebanon last summer, a Hezbollah official told an Indian newspaper, "Mr. Chavez is closer to us than any other Arab leader, and we hope that we will be able to benefit, as he has, from this particular experience (in Lebanon )." The affection seems mutual. On a trip to Iran in July to meet with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Chavez said, "The brave resistance of the Lebanese people and Hezbollah symbolizes their indomitable spirit and reveals how the Islamic and Arab world is fed up with U.S. policy in the region."

Venezuela, an OPEC nation, owns CITGO Petroleum, identified on CITGO's Web site as a "wholly owned subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela ." Filling up at any of the 14,000 CITGO gas stations across the United States thus funds a government that is on the record as being a strong supporter of Hezbollah.

Criminal activity in the United States has raised millions of dollars for Hezbollah as well. The question remains whether Hezbollah members and supporters within our borders possess the wherewithal to carry out attacks if ordered to do so. Although no direct evidence exists of an imminent attack, their presence, as well their ability to conduct illicit operations often undetected by U.S. border security and law-enforcement officials, presents a significant threat to U.S. national security and the safety of American citizens.

Steven Emerson is executive director of The Investigative Project and author of 'American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among US" (Free Press).

Recent news reports I've heard indicate that Hezbollah is currently working against America out of Columbia. Let's see, a lawless Mexico on our southern border which we have no desire to protect, and Hezbollah on the horizon behind them. Think there's trouble brewing for America?

Wake Up America! The Alarm Is Ringing; Don't Even Think About Shutting It Off For A Few More Minutes Sleep - It's Not The Clock, It's The Alarm System Protecting Your House!

Vote Every Progressive OUT Of Washington; They DON'T Speak For Us!

The culmination of the past 46 years is upon us. This is a speech Ronald Reagan gave in 1964. He saw clearly then the struggle we see so clearly today. Unfortunately between the time he was elected and today we have had no real choices for President - I suggest to you that in EVERY case we have had to choose between a Progressive and a Progressive-light candidate. We can not afford to have that choice again for many decades. America may choose to walk down the road to socialism, that's always a possibility, but we should not be ushered that way like pigs to the slaughter by elitists from Washington. Demand a clear choice in candidates - not a choice between socialism and greater socialism, but a choice between constitutionalism and a Democratic Republic vs the Socialist Republic agenda we've been force fed the past 50 years.

Plan To Vote!! And Don't Let ANYTHING Stop You!

Monday, August 16, 2010

If The Men Of The 1700's Were Alive Today

What would they do?

We have a government which has conspired with the environmental movement to prevent the expansion of nuclear energy sources. That same combination is conspiring to prevent the expansion oil exploration. Their plan would "necessarily cause energy prices to skyrocket". Yeah, remember the little "o" told us that, but we either weren't listening or weren't hearing. Or maybe we thought it was just a joke. After all, what candidate running for President, who was also in his/her right mind, would actually say that and mean it?

We have a government who refuses, and has refused for decades, to secure our borders. We now face a drug cartel challenge bringing thousands of pounds of drugs into the country weekly. We also face the grave possibility that those same borders will allow Hezbollah members to enter the US with little impunity - working their way through Central America from Columbia. And American citizens are being killed down there.

We are embroiled in a war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and may soon be involved in a war in the Middle East. Both Israel and Saudi Arabia have purchased new fighter jets in the past month. Iran is on the brink of nuclear capability and has articulated their desire to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Yemen, and other countries will also jump on board when the crisis there hits. And then we'll be sucked in.

And then there's North Korea. Biding their time, they will strike at us when they think we are vulnerable enough. A country can’t fight wars on so many fronts, including within our own borders, all at the same time, and not be torn apart. The financial impact alone is astronomical. The impact to lives will be astronomical. The impact to our culture and our standing in the world will be astronomical.

We have a government that has fostered, and now promotes, class and race envy/war. This will undoubtedly lead to civil unrest. There is little chance of that not occurring. And when that happens, and the borders are still open, what an opportunity for anyone wanting to attack us from the south. That may not look like a "conventional war", but it will be a war none-the-less.

We have radical islamists building mosques all across America - and in some cases gated compounds on which no one is allowed, even law enforcement. What do you think that is for? Do you see the possibility of a threat there?

The plan the progressives are following, those same progressives who have hated America since the 60's, is all falling into place. Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dorn, and Jeff Jones among others outline the last piece of the puzzle in the paper “You Don’t Need A Weatherman To Know Which Way The Wind Blows”. That paper states "US Imperialism is stronger, but also more vulnerable, than any other imperialism of the past. It sets itself against the people of the whole world, including the people of the United States. It’s human, military, material and financial resources are far from sufficient for the realization of its ambition of domination over the whole world. US Imperialism has further weakened itself by occupying so many places in the world, overreaching itself, stretching its fingers out wide and dispersing its strength, with its rear so far away and its supply lines so long." That was in the '60's. We are stretched much thinner now, and getting stretched thinner all the time. Deliberate?  One could certainly come to that conclusion with ease. Our financial position is nowhere near what it was in the '60's in terms of buying power and debt. Deliberate? Our military in the '60's was stretched thin, but we are thinner still today - and possibly getting thinner in the very near future. Deliberate? And the "human" element is more fractured today than at anytime in our history, save for possibly the Revolution and the Civil War - certainly more so than at any time in my lifetime. Deliberate? It would certainly seem so.

So at what point would men of the 1700's recognize the plight they were in and act? Granted they would not do so without great deliberation and discussion, and without a plan for success. But they did act without a plan for governance - so maybe they weren't all that deliberate after all.

There comes a historical point where the masses revolt against the tyranny - real or perceived - of the government(s) controlling them. People instinctively know when the government is no longer tolerable, when the government is oppressing them. Throughout history that has always involved oppressed peoples who were oppressed for generations, even centuries; it was cultural. With us it is different. We haven't known oppression or tyranny for generations - we grew out of a free people culture. So perhaps that explains why we don't recognize our present situation for what it is - an elite ruling class oppressing the masses in many, many small (and some not so small) ways.

I believe we will act at some point. My fear is that it will not be soon enough to prevent the destruction and imminent demise of our culture and our greatness. Our current government has us on a collision course with destiny. The only way I see for this to slow down is to elect strict constitutionalists to government for decades - thus repealing progressive laws, replacing progressive judges, and restoring a moral and ethical code for America to follow, restoring the balance of power among the the branches of government. The possibility of that becoming a reality is nearly non-existent. So what does that leave us with? Should we even waste our time fighting the inevitable? Is it inevitable? All other great cultures, great dynasties, have ended. What makes us think ours will be any different? Did people from those cultures realize it was happening? Did they do anything to try to slow the progress of their decline? Or were they as ignorant as it appears so many Americans are?

It appears I'm not much help. I seem to have more questions than anwsers. But I do think the next fifteen to twenty years will tell the tale - maybe less time than that. I suspect that we will be well aware of our standing in the world, and our standing in history by 2025 to 2030. God be kind to us! And people? Pray!

Outrage Over What Is Happening To America, And Sadness For Her, Color My Days...

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Will Everyone Hide The Whole Truth If There's Enough Money Involved?

How do you prevent this from happening? Is the price of Integrity, Honor and Principle too high to pay for Corporate America? I Don't know anything about this story, but it appears from this video that Fox News (Corporate) has buried a story, or at least specific facts in a story...

Sacrifice And Commitment; If You Haven't Lived This, You Have NO Idea...

Get out your box of tissues...

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A Good Study To Spend Tax Payer Money On?

So once again we have a newspaper article telling us teenage sex is "ok"; this time because school grades don't suffer. Hmmm, doesn't maturity, knowledge & understanding of possible consequences, and personal morality have anything to do with that decision? Since when is your child's grade performance even a consideration as to whether or not a sexual relationship is "right"? Why would anyone even conduct a study on that?

This is an article out of, you guessed it, California! I wonder if we can guess what part of the political ideology spectrum she hails from? And I'm also just wondering when California will either get it's figurative "head out of it's ass", or just leave us alone completely by becoming part of Mexico.

Teen sex not always bad for school performance

By ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer

LOS ANGELES – There's good news for parents who worry that their teenagers' sex lives are affecting their school performance: A provocative new study has found that teens in committed relationships do no better or worse in school than those who don't have sex.

The same isn't true for teens who "hook up." Researchers found that those who have casual flings get lower grades and have more school-related problems compared with those who abstain.

The findings, presented Sunday at a meeting of the American Sociological Association in Atlanta, challenge to some extent assumptions that sexually active teens tend to do poorer in school.

It's not so much whether a teen has sex that determines academic success, the researchers say, but the type of sexual relationship they're engaged in. Teens in serious relationships may find social and emotional support in their sex partners, reducing their anxiety and stress levels in life and in school.

"This should give some comfort to parents who may be concerned that their teenage son or daughter is dating," said sociologist Peggy Giordano of Bowling Green State University, who had no role in the research. Teen sex is "not going to derail their educational trajectories," she said.

Last year, nearly half of high school students reported having sexual intercourse, and 14 percent have had four or more partners, according to a federal survey released this summer.

For the study, University of California, Davis sociologist Bill McCarthy and University of Minnesota sociologist Eric Grodsky analyzed surveys and school transcripts from the largest national follow-up study of teens that began during the 1994-95 academic year. The researchers said not much has changed in terms of when teens first have sex or attitudes toward teen sex in the past decade.

The duo examined how teens' sexual behaviors affected their learning and controlled for factors that might influence their results.

Among the findings:

_Teens in serious relationships did not differ from their abstinent counterparts in terms of their grade-point average, how attached they are to school or college expectations. They were also not more likely to have problems in school, be suspended or absent.

_Compared with virgins, teens who have casual sex had lower GPAs, cared less about school and experienced more problems in school. For example, female teens who have flings had GPAs that were 0.16 points lower than abstinent teens. Male teens who have casual sex had GPAs that were 0.30 points lower than those who do not have sex. Teens who hook up also were at greater risk of being suspended or expelled and had lower odds of expecting to go to college.

_Teens who have sex — whether it's a serious or casual relationship — were at higher risk of being truant and dropping out compared with teens who don't have sex. The researchers said the dropout results should be interpreted with caution because the numbers were small.

"Having sex outside of a romantic relationship may exacerbate the stress youths experience, contributing to problems in school," Grodsky said.

In a statement, the Family Research Council said the study confirms what the group has long advocated about the negative consequences of casual sex.

But the council said it "would not interpret less severe educational impacts on students involved in `committed' sexual relationships as a green light for comprehensive" sex education.

University of Southern California sociologist Julie Albright disagreed. She said it might be time to revamp sex education to "emphasize the importance of relationships and spell out the consequences of casual sex."

The study dispels the notion that all teen sex is bad, said Marie Harvey, professor of public health at Oregon State University.

"The type of relationship really matters. When it comes to sexual behavior, it takes two to tango," said Harvey, adding that safe sex should be practiced to prevent teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.

Really? Safe Sex Should Be Practiced To Prevent Pregnancy And STD's? Really?  How About Espousing Abstinence? That Might Work, Ya Think? It Certainly Would Be Good For All Those Unwanted Babies That Are Aborted Each Year. Nah, That Makes Too Much Sense!

I Think I'm Heading Into Uncharted Waters, I've Left The Outraged Stage Behind...

Presidential Disdain

Barack Hussein Obama - President of Islam?
by Richard H. Frank

Consider the following:

Barack Hussein Obama ran for President on a platform of “hope and change.” Five days before being sworn into office, he proclaimed that he and his Administration would “fundamentally transform America and the world!” Since then, in the ensuing 18 months his actions as leader of our Country have produced the following destructive results for our Republic.

•The financial system bailouts originally established to secure toxic assets to avoid the collapse of the Country’s monitary system. Taxpayer bailouts to the “too big to fail” institutions that have not used these funds as intended but to prop up and reward mismanagement and pay exorbitant bonuses.

•The nationalization of two thirds of America’s auto industry with ownership rewards to special interests and unions in lieu of allowing our free market system to function and provide for elimination of the weak and strengthening the strong through reorganization and recapitalization.

•Takeover of one sixth of the nation’s economy through passage of Obamacare against the will of 70% of the people. The promise of reduced costs ($2500/family) and coverage for 30 million Americans are being shown for the false hope and change our President represented to all Americans.

•The promise that his stimulus policy would create 3 million new jobs when in reality the opposite has resulted.

•Enactment of financial regulations that will ultimately suppress the growth of investment by both large and small business and retard all economic recovery.

•His refusal to support states’ rights with regard to enforcement of existing immigration law. Instead, he and his Attorney General elect to sue any state taking the initiative to protect their citizens.

•Obama’s blatant disregard for our Constitution which he has sworn to protect and defend.

•His most recent affront towards the Boy Scouts of America by his refusal to sign the Certificates of Citation for Eagle Scouts, a tradition of Presidents since 1912. His reason is that he does not support the ideals of the organization. Ideals such as love of and service to God and Country, loyalty, honesty and charity for all.

So what has our esteemed President promoted under his campaign banner of “hope and change?”

•He embarked on his “apology tour” of Europe and the Middle East assigning blame for the world conditions on America’s foreign policies and capitalist system.

•He declared that America is not a Christian nation.

•While campaigning, he stated he was a Muslim born in a Muslim country and raised as Muslim.

•He refused to recognize America’s Day of Prayer and prohibited any such celebration within the White House but instead is celebrating Ramadan with a huge dinner at the White House.

•He has endorsed building a mosque at the site of the World Trade Center attacks, a sacred burial ground for victims of the atrocity planned and brought about by radical Muslims, citing freedom of religion for his position, notwithstanding the outcry of Americans and the will of 70% of New Yorker’s.

•His continuing outreach to Islam through the State Department and NASA with priorities to recognize their contributions to the sciences and the arts over the centuries in Europe.

•His hands off policy with regard to challenging Iran and their unrelenting move to become a nuclear power in the mideast.

•The strained relations he has created with the leadership in Israel and in support of their right to protect themselves against attack by mulim neighboring countries.

The majority of Americans see our President as a socialist set on destroying the established foundations of our Republic. In spite of his words, his actions tend to be moving toward Sharia ideology practiced in Muslim countries. He has exhibited disdain for American tradition and values from his comments about displaying our flag and paying homage to our sacred institutions and his comments abroad degrading our national values.

Barack Obama wraps himself in the flag only when it meets his personal political aspirations. In retrospect maybe he should have run for President of the Nation of Islam.

Feeling Any Of That Outrage Yet?

Social Security - The Truth The Dems Can't Run From

How many people know this? A Brief History Lesson On Your Social Security Card. Just in case some of you young whippersnappers (& some older ones) didn't know this. It's easy to check out, if you don't believe it. Be sure and show it to your kids. They need a little history lesson on what's what and it doesn't matter whether you are Democrat or Republican. Facts are Facts!!! Social Security Cards up until the 1980s expressly stated the number and card were not to be used for identification purposes. Since nearly everyone in the United States now has a number, it became convenient to use it anyway and the message was removed. An old Social Security card with the "NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION" message.

Our Social Security: Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social Security (FICA) Program. He promised:
1.) That participation in the Program would be Completely voluntary; It's no longer Voluntary

2.) That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first $1,400 of their annual incomes into the Program; It's now 7.65%on the first $90,000

3.) That the money the participants elected to put into the Program would be deductible from their income for tax purposes each year; It's no longer tax deductible.

4.) That the money the participants put into the independent 'Trust Fund' rather than into the general operating fund, and therefore, would only be used to fund the Social Security Retirement Program, and no other Government program; Under Johnson the money was moved to The General Fund and Spent.

5.) That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed as income; Under Clinton & Gore they changed it so that up to 85% of your Social Security can be Taxed

Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are now receiving a Social Security check every month and then finding that we are getting taxed on 85% of the money we paid to the Federal government to 'put
away', you may be interested in the following:
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Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the independent 'Trust Fund' and put it into the general fund so that Congress could spend it?

A: It was Lyndon Johnson (D) and the democratically controlled House and Senate.
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Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding?

A: The Democratic Party.
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Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social Security annuities?

A: The Democratic Party, with Al Gore casting the 'tie-breaking' deciding vote as President of the Senate, while he was Vice President of the US
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Q: Which Political Party decided to start giving annuity payments to immigrants?

A: That's right! Jimmy Carter---- and the Democratic Party enacted law giving Immigrants who moved into this country the privilege that at age 65 they would begin to receive Social Security payments! The Democratic Party gave these payments to them, even though many had never paid a dime into it!
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Then, after violating the original contract (FICA), the Democrats turn around and tell you that the Republicans want to take your Social Security away! And the worst part about it is uninformed citizens believe it! If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of awareness will be planted and maybe changes will
evolve. Maybe not, some Democrats are awfully sure of what isn't so. But it's worth a try. How many people can YOU send this to? Actions speak louder than bumper stickers.

And you thought they would stop lying with Obama's election? lmao!!


Feeling A Little Outraged Yet?