title>Lady Liberty Defended: October 2009
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Saturday, October 31, 2009
  Open Letter to Senator Webb

My e-mail might also be titled "Is Senator Webb Deaf on Health Care?" Why? Because here what I hear from or about you is an apologist view that this bill should be passed and you only need to convince the stupid voter to accept it.

You've set up a special e-mail account to hear from us but it seems to me that you aren't hearing those of us who have been contacting you through your regular contact page for months now. It makes me think that you are more beholding to the Democrat National Committee than you are to the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia. That is disturbing.

The government is killing, either through benign neglect or (with this bill) funding cuts, Medicare and Medicaid. The government is failing to support active duty veterans of the current conflict as well as veterans of all ages to whom much was promised for their service. The Veterans Administration support of veterans is a joke. Tricare seems a mere gesture especially for those of us considered "remote". Now you want to leave all that behind and support a public option (or whatever PC phrase by which the party might try to describe it today).

Additionally, at a time of economic difficulty the means of paying for this largesse is to STEAL via taxation from anyone who has a spare dollar (or not) and to do so for generations to come. In an attempt to disguise this theft, it has been proposed that we actually pay for this for FIVE years before anyone gets any benefits! Would you pay for a car for FIVE years before you could drive it?

You might think you are wiser than the vast majority of your constiuency but if you vote for this crap you certainly can't be. I want you to vote NO on any of these bills, particularly these 1500-page bills that seek to tax us all into poverty to pay for health care that you yourself (and your "peers" in congress) don't think is worthy of your participation. VOTE NO on more taxes, VOTE NO on more spending, and VOTE NO on more government control of OUR lives.

Let me know what you, as MY representative, are going to do.



Friday, October 30, 2009
  The Dems don't like Republican fundraising efforts...
They don't connect repulsive behavior on the national level with the tea parties and the tea parties with motivated voters supporting candidates who provide a clear alternative to Democrat behavior. Campaign donation sources scrutinized
With local Republican House of Delegate candidates far outraising their Democratic counterparts during this election cycle, some area Democrats are questioning the source of the donations.

"I think voters should look at where the money is coming from," said 20th District Democratic candidate Erik Curren. "I know my opponent gets a lot of money from trade groups, and I think with large donations, voters are going to wonder who you are loyal to."

A breakdown of campaign cash contributions of more than $100 for the period between Sept. 1 and Oct. 21 shows Republican candidates in the 20th, 24th and 25th District races all lead their Democratic opponents in contributions from individuals. But the greatest discrepancy comes in the cash lead the GOP candidates have in donations from political action committees, businesses and trade groups.
Dem/S don't believe that conservatives are capable of banding together to raise money to support those who oppose the Democratic rush to facist government and outrageously burdensome taxation. I know this is why we contributed to Republican candidates. While we have other purposes for our money, I would much rather support these candidates now than pay stupendously high taxes, suffer medical care denial, or endure government intrusion into the most private moments of my life for the rest of my life. We'll do it all again next year to oppose the facists and communists attacking our way of life.


  The Attorney General Race
I haven't commented on the Virginia races this year. It seems self-evident that the Dem/S are willing to say or do anything to be elected. We're talking state-wide races here. Here is another example from the Washington Times.
With just days to go before the election, Virginia Democrats are getting desperate. In the race to become the commonwealth's next attorney general, state Delegate Stephen Shannon is trying to tar his opponent, state Sen. Ken Cuccinelli, for purportedly giving guns to convicted felons. Mr. Shannon is sending around literature with a scary picture of a violent criminal claiming: "FACT: Ken Cuccinelli, candidate for attorney general, voted to allow violent felons to purchase guns in Virginia."

We hate to break it to Mr. Shannon but this isn't going to be his Willie Horton ad. Mr. Shannon's convoluted logic goes this way: Since Mr. Cuccinelli voted against regulating the private sale of guns at gun shows, that means he supports felons having guns. Never mind that it is still illegal for felons to have guns and the senator supports that ban.

What Mr. Shannon is really referring to is the misleadingly named "gun show loophole." There is in fact no loophole. The rules for buying guns outside a gun show are precisely the same as they are at a gun show. Two types of people sell guns: registered dealers and private individuals. Registered dealers must fill out the same forms and meet the same requirements regardless of where they sell a gun. Private transfers are unregulated, but they are unregulated both inside and outside of gun shows. When pressed, most gun-control advocates admit what they really want is to regulate the private transfer of all guns, whether they are between a father and a son or anyone else.
Mr. Shannon is in fact telling two lies at once. One about the "gun show loophole" and another about Mr. Cuccinelli. I wish I could say that I was surprised. It seems de riguer for Dem/S to tell a lie even if the truth would do.

Mr. Shannon can't say, "I hate guns and gun owners and want to make both go away. Mr. Cuccinelli trusts guns and gun owners. Vote for what I believe is right. Vote for me." That would be the truth.


  Global cooling/warming/climate change or whatever...
Anybody who has ever been on a playground with children, especially as a child, should know that when somebody can't convince you with one word and tries to get something out of you by changing the terms for the same thing they are lying. Lord Monckton explains it here...

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Thursday, October 29, 2009
  But the public wasn't allowed to view public ceremony... transparency?

But, that wasn't all!


  Pelosi's 1,990-page Health Scam Bill is now out
Yes, the Health Scam bill, a 1,990-page document detailing the destruction of the United States has bee released by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

1,990 pages is going to take some time to read.


  Ain't it ironic?...
Just a note on something I just saw. I was watching a History Channel show on "Star Wars" and Dan Rather was talking about the historical use of crisis, real or fabricated, by tyrants in order to gain power. At the same time he and his kind have been supporting somebody doing just that... Ain't it ironic?


  Don't think they are trying to destroy our country?
Think again. Barney Frank admits that they are doing all they can to grow government.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009
  No More Government Health Care Plans...
You can't get those you have to work correctly. Medicare is approaching bankruptcy and you aren't doing anything to eliminate the graft/fraud/corruption in/of the system. Dittos on Medicaid. Dittos on the Veterans' Administration health care.

I don't know about you but I find this last to be particularly galling. The Congress won't fund the VA doctors. In fact it has come to light that in Phoenix there will be no funding for 4 whole months and veterans will not receive care. These are people who have given nearly all they have for this country (and offered everything, their lives). We owe them. We've told them we owe them. When I enlisted I was told that if I did 20 years service I'd have health care for life. A lie. Lying to the folks who defend you from your enemies is a losing proposition.

Since we can't give folks health care without stealing money from others lets stop doing things we know won't work and not pass this $1-trillion "health care reform" plan. Lets do common sense things.

- permit private ownership by the insured of health care insurance policies purchased across state lines just like auto insurance. Allow employers to contribute as part of a compensation package.
- tort reform that limits punitive damages but still permits those suffering from malpractice to get reimbursement for actual damages

Don't do the following.

- no new taxes
- no increases in taxes

All this is about bills that the public can't read, that CONGRESSMEN can't read. Not won't read, CAN'T read. Why? Because the Congressional leaders are writing and re-writing the bill(s) in SECRET. This isn't transparent government! This isn't right!

I don't know why my Senators aren't listening. Their responses to my e-mails are mushy mouthed form letter attempts to mollify supporters on "both" sides of the issue. I have no idea what they will actually vote for but suspect from the language in the responses that they are going to vote the party line. In other words Senators Mark Warner and Jim Webb are going to put party before the Virginians the ostensibly represent. In other words they lied in their campaigns.

Just how many more times do I have to say, "NO MORE GOVERNMENT HEALTH CARE PLANS..."


Tuesday, October 27, 2009
  Obama plays golf while soldiers die...

The POTUS, Barack Hussein Barry Sotero Obama, said we wanted change. Apparently change didn't include concern for soldiers which he and the Dem/S accused Bush have not having. While soldiers are dying in Afghanistan the POTUS is playing golf.
President Barack Obama has only been in office for just over nine months, but he's already hit the links as much as President Bush did in over two years.
What this means is that the POTUS has spent more time in ONE golf game than he has in conferring with his chosen commander in Afghanistan. What this means is that he's abandoned or avoided 24 opportunities to confer with General McChrystal. What this means is that his pleasure is more important than US Security, more important than HIS soldiers' lives, more important than the JOB he was elected to do. Remember, he works FOR us.


Sunday, October 25, 2009
  St. Crispian's Day - Let us too steel ourselves for battle with our foes...

If we are mark'd to die, we are enow
To do our country loss; and if to live,
The fewer men, the greater share of honour.
God's will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.
By Jove, I am not covetous for gold,
Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;
It yearns me not if men my garments wear;
Such outward things dwell not in my desires.
But if it be a sin to covet honour,
I am the most offending soul alive.
No, faith, my coz, wish not a man from England.
God's peace! I would not lose so great an honour
As one man more methinks would share from me
For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more!
Rather proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my host,
That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
Let him depart; his passport shall be made,
And crowns for convoy put into his purse;
We would not die in that man's company
That fears his fellowship to die with us.
This day is call'd the feast of Crispian.
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam'd,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian.'
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say 'These wounds I had on Crispian's day.'
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember, with advantages,
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words-
Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester-
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb'red.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.

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Saturday, October 24, 2009
  Facism wins the USofA

Pay Czar Feinberg, Not Obama, Behind Decision to Slash Executive Pay
White House pay czar Kenneth Feinberg was the driving force behind the move to order steep pay cuts from bailed-out executives, and did not even seek the president's approval before making his decision.

The Treasury Department is expected to formally announce in the next few days a plan to slash annual salaries by about 90 percent from last year for the 25 highest-paid executives at the seven companies that received the most from the Wall Street bailout. Total compensation for the top executives at the firms would decline, on average, by about 50 percent.

The sweeping decision, though, came from Feinberg and not from President Obama.

One official told Fox News that Feinberg from the start had the independent authority to work with companies and make such a call. Obama was never required to sign off before final decisions were made.
The government managing private business is facism. We fought a war, lost thousands of young men (including one of my cousins) to repudiate this evil. Yet, here we are acquiescing to government control of private enterprise.

By the way, the President is STILL responsible for this man's actions.


Friday, October 23, 2009
  Dumping Deeds
I thought Deeds was finally showing his "true" colors and aligning himself with Obama. It seemed to me that he started (as did all the local Dem/S) by making it clear he'd support Obama/Kaine policies and then tried to back away from that. His now infamous clip where he was trying to talk out both sides of his mouth about taxes is illustrative of how he tried to back away from the tax and spend mantra the Dem/S have. Now he's back at it but some seem to think it is too late for him... Deeds ignored advice, White House says - Top Democrats seek to shield Obama in case of election loss
Sensing that victory in the race for Virginia governor is slipping away, Democrats at the national level are laying the groundwork to blame a loss in a key swing state on a weak candidate who ran a poor campaign that failed to fully embrace President Obama until days before the election.

Senior administration officials have expressed frustration with how Democrat R. Creigh Deeds has handled his campaign for governor, refusing early offers of strategic advice and failing to reach out to several key constituencies that helped Obama win Virginia in 2008, they say.

Democratic strategists said that over the summer, Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) offered Deeds advice on winning a statewide election. Among other things, Kaine, who is also chairman of the Democratic National Committee, told Deeds that he should lay out more of his own vision and stop attacking Republican Robert F. McDonnell so ferociously. But Deeds did not embrace the advice, according to a national Democratic strategist.

A senior administration official said Deeds badly erred on several fronts, including not doing a better job of coordinating with the White House. "I understood in the beginning why there was some reluctance to run all around the state with Barack Obama," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in order to speak candidly about the race. "You don't do that in Virginia. But when you consider the African American turnout that they need, and then when you consider as well they've got a huge problem with surge voters, younger voters, we were just a natural for them."

A second administration official, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, said: "Obama, Kaine and others had drawn a road map to victory in Virginia. Deeds chose another path."

A loss for Deeds in Virginia -- which for the first time in decades supported the Democratic presidential candidate in last year's race -- would likely be seen as a sign that Obama's popularity is weakening in critical areas of the country. But the unusual preelection criticism could be an attempt to shield Obama from that narrative by ensuring that Deeds is blamed personally for the loss, particularly given the state's three-decade pattern of backing candidates from the party out of power in the White House.

Deeds advisers insist the notion that he has distanced himself from Obama isn't true. "We've enjoyed a tremendous relationship with the White House," said Mo Elleithee, a campaign spokesman. "The campaign has worked very closely with them and the DNC and the [Democratic Governors Association] from the very beginning. They have given us just about everything the campaign asked for."
A key meeting

An adviser to the Deeds campaign said that on June 17, top campaign staffers held a meeting with the White House political team as well as representatives from the DNC and the Democratic Governors Association at the DGA's Washington offices. They came equipped with some requests of the White House: two visits by the president before Nov. 3, e-mails from the president to his Virginia supporters and a visit from Vice President Biden. Almost all of their requests have been met, the adviser said.

But national Democrats are contrasting Deeds with New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine and New York congressional candidate Bill Owens, who they say have more actively sought the White House's help and more vigorously and publicly backed its agenda. Polls show Corzine in a competitive position in New Jersey and Owens ahead, while Deeds has turned aggressively to Obama voters in recent days in an effort to overcome a significant deficit in the polls.

Although Deeds often praises the president on the campaign trail, he has distanced himself from Obama and Democratic policy priorities at times. At a debate in September, he declined the opportunity to label himself an "Obama Democrat." And just this week, he said he did not believe that a public health insurance option is necessary and that as governor he might consider opting out of one if Congress extends that right to states.

Deeds campaign officials said they're running a centrist campaign, in the mold of previous successful Virginia Democrats.

Obama will campaign with Deeds in Hampton Roads on Tuesday, and his political organizing group this week sent an e-mail signed by Obama to tens of thousands of Virginia supporters asking that they volunteer for Deeds to keep "the promise of change alive" in the commonwealth. The White House also signed off on a Deeds television commercial released Thursday in which Obama praises him.

But privately, administration officials said they see almost no way for Deeds to win on Nov. 3.

Asked to respond, a senior Deeds adviser, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: "I have no interest in doing a postmortem on a race that we're working hard to win and that we think is still winnable. I don't see a need for either side to be critical -- we're all fighting for the same thing."

Kaine said he spoke at length with Obama about the race on Tuesday, and the governor rejected post-game analysis of a race he said can still be won. "You've got to sprint through the tape," Kaine said. "Quite often, the successful campaign is the one that tunes out the background noise and the doubters. Every campaign has them, and you've got to tune them out and go for the win."
Wooing key Democrats

Democrats on both sides of the Potomac River cite prominent Democratic businesswoman Sheila Johnson's endorsement of McDonnell in July as the first sign of trouble in the Deeds campaign. They say Deeds let several weeks go by after his June 9 primary without calling Johnson, the co-founder of Black Entertainment Television and one of Kaine's leading donors.

A senior Deeds aide said that the Democrat traveled to Johnson's Middleburg ranch in April and that the two did not hit it off. Johnson mostly wanted to talk about her opposition to labor unions, and the aide said Deeds told Johnson that he had concerns about congressional legislation that unions favored, but she seemed unhappy that he was unwilling to "trash" unions.

The campaign decided after Deeds's primary win that the best approach was to have staffers try to set up another meeting. The aide said Deeds and staffers for Kaine's political action committee tried to reach Johnson a dozen times but that she did not return their calls. Deeds himself did not place a call.

Johnson declined to comment, but through a spokesman said she didn't remember when Deeds contacted her. She has been actively campaigning for McDonnell and stars in a television ad calling him the better bet to right the economy.

"She was the canary in the coal mine, not just because of how it might affect African American and women voters, but she's politically savvy -- she saw something going wrong in the campaign," said a national Democratic strategist.

With Johnson's defection, an endorsement from the nation's first elected black governor, Democrat L. Douglas Wilder, became more essential.

But as late as August, Deeds's campaign was calling around Richmond looking for a way to reach Wilder, according to a longtime state lobbyist and also Wilder's nephew, Michael Brown.

"It was a high official within the campaign who called," said Brown, who supports Deeds.

A Deeds adviser said the state senator placed his first post-primary call to Wilder on June 23, leaving a message, and rejected the idea that the campaign did not know how to reach him.

The White House also became deeply involved. Obama political director Patrick Gaspard spent two hours with Wilder in July trying to persuade him. Obama made a phone call. Last month, Wilder announced that he would not endorse either candidate in the race, issuing a lengthy statement largely critical of Deeds.

Deeds dumped his neighbors on gun control, on taxes, on spending, and on national policy. He needs to come home and live a real life once again.


  Who just does as their told?
I saw this video and thought it yet another disconnect, purposeful or otherwise, on the part of the POTUS and his party.

You see, my Senators Webb and Warner are two Dem/S who have contributed to the upcoming $13-trillion debt by kow-towing to their party. That is in complete contrast to the Republicans here who probably gave Virginia to Obama because they wouldn't vote for a democrat in the form of Republicans Senator John McCain or Jerry Kilgore. Even our own local state Senator Emmett W. Hanger, Jr. was almost unseated by a revolt inside the Republican party. That's not "doing what they're told", is it?

It is the Dem/S who enforce adherence to the party line. They have even tried to do it with professional organizations, publicly held companies and news networks...


Thursday, October 22, 2009
  Creigh Deeds showing his true colors...
I think. It is hard to tell with Mr. Deeds. Although he's a local (relatively) he doesn't strike me as one of "us" if you know what I mean. He is all about spending, taxing and it seems obfuscating... I saw his latest ad on TV last night and after a month or two where he apparently tried to distance himself from President Obama he seems to have embraced his love of taxation, out of control spending and deliberate deception typical of the Democrat national party (epitomized by our current Governor and Chair of the DNC, Tim Kaine). I am more and more convinced that Democrat and liar are now pretty much synonymous.


  President's Priorities are Skewed
Why is the President of the United States spending more time in a private conference with media types (other than Fox News) than with his personally selected lead general who is trying to run the Afghan theater of operations? Why is it apparently more important to run propaganda against the enemy called Fox News than it is to encourage the country to fight the Taliban, Al Queda, or terrorism in general?

The President's priorities are skewed. He may have been elected by a certain group of people in this country but he works for us all. According to the polls, even a number of those who voted for him are opposing him on his policies on everything from the "stimulus" to "health care reform" to the carbon tax law. He's apparently so angered by this opposition to his enlightened views that he's willing to take the time to publicly vilify, to have his minions distracted from the business of government, to attack a news organization and others.

The President is not making decisions he apparently needs to make on fighting the war on terrorists. He's waffling, saying that he's going to pursue the war in Afghanistan on the one hand and then delaying, interminably, a decision on a recommendation from the General he personally selected to prosecute that war.

Worse yet, he's spent more time justifying his lack of decision than in making the decision or conferring with his general. He even made the mistake of sending the universally reviled Senator John Kerry to expose President Hamid Karzai for the U.S. toadie that he is. Certainly this isn't going to help produce the stable, U.S. leaning government that is needed to have any hope of turning Afghanistan from a clan/tribe based conglomeration of fiefdoms into a modern democracy of some sort. Afghans don't like toadies. They kill them. When they kill Karzai it might be the end for us there just as the death of Russia's chosen man was the death of their incursion.

The President of the United States is clueless, his priorities are skewed (or maybe not?)...


Wednesday, October 21, 2009
  Government Health Care Propaganda?
I went to HHS.gov and couldn't express my lack of support for health care as currently considered by Congress so I tried to send this letter via the contact form but it wouldn't accept it...

Good morning,

I'd like to know, where is the "button" is to express a lack of approval for "health care reform" as currently expressed by the Congress? I went to the site, http://www.healthreform.gov/support.html, and found no way to do anything but express support.

I am absolutely against further expenditures by the government on "health care" or interference in my personal choices in my health care.

I support the following:
- TORT REFORM limiting punitive damages thus reducing insurance costs for health care providers while still permitting redress of wrongs.
- PORTATBILITY of insurance by the insured. In fact, this would mean ownership of the insurance policy by the insured with contributions by the employer. It would also mean an end to state control of health care so that insurance companies would have to compete across state lines. This would increase competition lowering costs. Further cost savings would be realized as the insurance companies would be able to cut overhead caused by myriad state insurance law.
- ENFORCEMENT of Medicare and Medicaid rules and regulations and elimination of fraud/waste/abuse NOW.
- Elimination of government interference in my health care decisions.
- Full support of VA health care needs and TRICARE including TRICARE FOR LIFE to support our veterans who have given so much to this country. Living up to the contract we made with them, particularly those who suffered some disability in the line of duty is extremely important.
- CHANGES TO FDA policy and law such that pharmaceutical products could be made available at lower cost.

I see absolutely no need to make fundamental changes to health care such that I lose my ability to make health care choices for myself. Neither do I see a reason to spend hundreds of billions of dollars.
I don't believe they REALLY want to hear from us....


Tuesday, October 20, 2009
  "They" Admit Controlling Media
White House admits: We 'control' news media
President Obama's presidential campaign focused on "making" the news media cover certain issues while rarely communicating anything to the press unless it was "controlled," White House Communications Director Anita Dunn disclosed to the Dominican government at a videotaped conference.

"Very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn't absolutely control," said Dunn.

"One of the reasons we did so many of the David Plouffe videos was not just for our supporters, but also because it was a way for us to get our message out without having to actually talk to reporters," said Dunn, referring to Plouffe, who was Obama's chief campaign manager.

"We just put that out there and made them write what Plouffe had said as opposed to Plouffe doing an interview with a reporter. So it was very much we controlled it as opposed to the press controlled it," Dunn said.


  I'd rather have freedom...

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Monday, October 19, 2009
  Reid ADMITS that the so-called health care bill will cost $2-TRILLION!
Harry Reid Suggests Health Care to Cost $2 Trillion
"He talked about CBO saying that there would be $54 billion saved each year if we put caps on medical malpractice and put some restrictions — tort reform — $54 billion. Sounds like a lot of money, doesnt it, Mr. President? The answer is yes. But remember, were talking about $2 trillion, $54 billion compared to $2 trillion. You can do the math. We can all do the math. Its a very small percent."


  VA's Dem Candidates are backing away from Obama as he's backing away from them...
Virginia might be a "purple" state but it is a mostly conservative state (as is most of the country). When Obama was popular (or so perceived) the Democrat candidates in VA's "off-year" election touted their support of his policies and those of his willing accomplices such as Governor Tim Kaine (DNC chair). Now, Creigh Deeds is again changing his tune and trying to back off without out and out lying (see the video on his stand on taxes). Other Democrat candidates are trying to back off to one degree or another depending on their district. Obama Absent From Virginia Governor’s Race as Democrat Trails is demonstrative of the POTUS recognition of his status as pariah in a race that the Dem/S need to win in order to maintain the positive image.


Sunday, October 18, 2009
  So who bought and paid for Obama's Nobel Peace Prize?
If the Majority of Nobel jury 'objected to Obama prize', how in heck did it get awarded to him? Pay off? You tell me...
Three of the five members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee had objections to the Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to US President Barack Obama, the Norwegian tabloid Verdens Gang (VG) reported Thursday.

"VG has spoken to a number of sources who confirmed the impression that a majority of the Nobel committee, at first, had not decided to give the peace prize to Barack Obama," the newspaper said.


  Seantors are stealing necessary supplies from soldiers to further themselves...
U.S. troop funds diverted to pet projects and not a word in most of the press.
Senators diverted $2.6 billion in funds in a defense spending bill to pet projects largely at the expense of accounts that pay for fuel, ammunition and training for U.S. troops, including those fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to an analysis.

Among the 778 such projects, known as earmarks, packed into the bill: $25 million for a new World War II museum at the University of New Orleans and $20 million to launch an educational institute named after the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat.

While earmarks are hardly new in Washington, "in 30 years on Capitol Hill, I never saw Congress mangle the defense budget as badly as this year," said Winslow Wheeler, a former Senate staffer who worked on defense funding and oversight for both Republicans and Democrats. He is now a senior fellow at the Center for Defense Information, an independent research organization.
We all know units who are reaching out to non-profits and family members to buy/pay for equipment that should be provided by the government, equipment on the MTOE and supplies to support usage of that equipment. Why? Because traitors in Washington D.C. are promoting themselves at the expense of the soldier, sailor, airman and Marine...


Saturday, October 17, 2009
  Obama Controls the Media - Just Like Stalin and Hitler?
LEAKED NETWORK MEMO REVEALS: Obama Controls Your Television Set
On September 10th of this year the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) posted a press release informing the world that “from October 19-25, more than 60 network TV shows [will] spotlight the power and personal benefits of service,” and that this “unprecedented block of TV programming is the first wave of a multi-year ‘I Participate’ campaign.”
But this year there are a couple new strangers in town: “Volunteerism” and “Service.” You’ve heard of them. Their names have been bandied everywhere since President Obama took office, and this internal memo from the EIF to network showrunners obtained by Big Hollywood shows that the entertainment industry is well acquainted and eager to introduce both to as vast an audience as possible:

Like the NEA story, once again we see the same buzzwords pop up; suggested topics pitched to an overwhelmingly left-of-center group: Education, health, environment, the economy and lastly — almost as an afterthought as some kind of “bi-partisan” cover – support for military families.
Doing the work the Kamikaze Media (many of whom are participating in this event rather than digging for the story) refuses, and with the help of Big Government’s Dana Loesch, Patrick and Stage Right have discovered that when it comes to this White House – whether it’s the NEA conference calls or EIF’s iParticipate programming — all roads funnel into one place: online volunteer portals, including Serve.gov, where if you plug in “health care” all kinds of Planned Parenthood openings pop up along with a video dispelling those ugly “myths” knocking ObamaCare.

There’s scarier stuff, but I don’t want to spoil the surprise. *cough*Trutherism*cough*

We’ll start with Stage Right. Next week, tens, if not hundreds of millions of Americans, will be urged through the (ab)use of public airwaves to log on to the EIF iParticipate site and volunteer. Stage Right will give you a preview of what the unsuspecting and well-intentioned, including your children, will find.

If you’re thinking it’s all about “Meals on Wheels,” think again.

From there, Patrick Courrielche will describe how this EIF initiative fits into a broader White House plan, including the push to politicize the NEA, to redefine “art” as “service” and engage an all too compliant news, entertainment, and artistic community to start a volunteer army through these online portals.

First the NEA, now the EIF…

Starting to notice a pattern?


Friday, October 16, 2009
  Traitorous Senators at it again...
U.S. troop funds diverted to pet projects. Perhaps you think "traitorous" is too strong a term. I don't.
Senators diverted $2.6 billion in funds in a defense spending bill to pet projects largely at the expense of accounts that pay for fuel, ammunition and training for U.S. troops, including those fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to an analysis.

Among the 778 such projects, known as earmarks, packed into the bill: $25 million for a new World War II museum at the University of New Orleans and $20 million to launch an educational institute named after the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat.
Mr. Wheeler, who conducted the study, compared the Obama administration's requests for funds with the $636 billion spending bill that the Senate passed. He discovered that senators added $2.6 billion in pet projects while spending $4 billion less than the administration requested for fiscal 2010, which began Oct. 1.


  A hate crime or truth in labeling?

Was this sauvastika chosen in the "I 'swastika' Obama" golf course, purposeful or in error?  Did the perpetrators of this vandalism commit a hate crime or correctly label the man? 
The vandals snuck in at night and carved their message of hate, according to the owner of the country club.
Were they wishing bad luck on the President of the United States? Labeling him as the facist many believe he is? Threatening him? Nobody knows, but of course, as noted above, some have decided. Seriously now, some folks need a lesson in symbology and grammar.


Thursday, October 15, 2009
  Limbaugh, the NFL and Leftist Persecution...
Limbaugh dropped from group seeking to buy Rams and The Rush Limbaugh media lynch mob are just a couple of places to go to catch up on this interesting bit of leftist persecution...

Rush Limbaugh is talking about it on his show again today, after being dropped from the consortium trying to buy the Rams, and talked about it yesterday. I'm not going to listen because I want to give my take...

My take on this is that there are a lot of folks like the professional race baiters, libs/progressives/communists who have no problem lying to get back at somebody/anybody who opposes them. They've lied, they've decried and they've contrived to block Limbaugh's participation. Why? Because of nothing he's said about NFL players (a more drugged up, criminal bunch you've never seen) but about what he's opposed in the "hallowed" halls of Congress and other political locales. It is all about "payback" and has nothing to do with fairness. They would and will do this to you if and when they can. Don't doubt it. There is not one of us so small that we aren't deserving of their wrath.


  How you might get a tax break for your dog but not your health care...
The "Baucus bill" is full of new taxes and "fees" on just about everything in order to pay for the health care of about 5% of the U.S. population but there is at least one person in Congress who thinks you should get a tax break on your pet!
A bill making the rounds on Capitol Hill marries two feel-good propositions -- tax cuts and pet ownership -- to generate a novel idea: A tax break of up to $3,500 per person for pet care expenses.

The measure is a legislative long shot. But it's been championed by a veteran Hollywood tough guy and by a conservative Michigan congressman, and has drawn the enthusiastic support of animal rights groups eager to promote pet ownership during economic down times.
Oh, the Humane Society loves this idea.
"We think this is as much a health care bill as any," said Nancy Perry, vice president of government affairs at the Humane Society. "It's a human health issue to ensure that pets are provided with better care because of the role they play in our families."

The measure even has a snappy acronym: the HAPPY Act, as in Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years.
Robert Davi the actor has been promoting this idea.
Davi, the owner of four dogs and a cat, said the concept of using the tax code to promote pet ownership occurred to him a few months ago, in thinking about the stimulus package passed by Democrats in Congress -- a package, he said, that he opposed.

Davi's cousin runs a prominent California animal rescue foundation, D.E.L.T.A. Rescue, and is always looking for ideas that would get more pets adopted, he said. Why not let people deduct expenses like pet food and veterinarian bills from their taxes, like child care expenses or mortgage interest can help reduce your tax burden?
How do I feel about this? On the one hand I think any reason to keep more of YOUR money from the government is a good thing. On the other hand I don't think there should as little government involvement in my life as is possible.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  Is A.C.O.R.N. really taking steps to root out corruption or a sign of MORE corruption?
ACORN Fires Longtime Companion of Group's Founder
Controversial activist group ACORN has fired the longtime companion of founder Wade Rathke over apparent concerns about a lack of "accountability" in her work leading the Louisiana chapter in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Beth Butler was the director of that chapter and close to Rathke, whose brother Dale was accused of embezzling about $1 million from the group a decade ago.

A statement by ACORN chief executive officer Bertha Lewis did not specify why she fired Butler.

"I took over as ACORN's CEO last summer, and I vowed accountability at every level of the organization," Lewis said in her statement. "The work of ACORN members everywhere -- especially in Louisiana where the members have fought heroically to bring the city back post-Katrina -- is too important to not have full accountability."
But is Ms. Lewis really trying to root out the corruption in A.C.O.R.N.?
Butler said she was fired because she refused to fire members of a land trust board whom national ACORN leaders wanted ousted. She said ACORN national is "going out of business" and wanted the board gone to seize control of its funds and assets. She called the ordeal "all completely inappropriate and unethical."
Maybe it is two birds with one stone...


Tuesday, October 13, 2009
  Reform school at age 6 for a mistake...
This falls into the category of "what the hell"? Del. 1st grader faces reform school for camp tool
A Delaware first-grader who wanted to eat lunch at school with his favorite camping utensil, a combination of folding fork, knife and spoon, now faces 45 days in the district's alternative school for troublemakers.

Hundreds of people were expected to attend a school board meeting Tuesday evening to object to the suspension of 6-year-old Zachary Christie from Downes Elementary School for bringing the camping utensil from home.

The folding knife is banned as a dangerous instrument under the Christina School District's zero-tolerance policy in the student code of conduct, and officials said they have to act regardless of his age or what he planned to do with the instrument.

Zachary's mother, Debbie Christie, is appealing her son's suspension and said she'd prefer that the district's policy take into consideration a child's age and intent.

"I understand why they have it, but I don't agree with the implementation of it," she told NBC's "Today" on Tuesday.

In an interview on CBS' "Early Show," Zachary said weapons don't belong in school.

"I agree that they shouldn't bring dangerous weapons to school but I don't think the punishment should be this bad," Zachary said. "It's not fair."

Zachary is being homeschooled for now.

"I do sometimes miss my friends and want to go back," Zachary said.

State Democratic Rep. Terry Schooley, who sponsored a bill to give districts more flexibility on punishments, expects a crowd at Tuesday's school board meeting.

"This has gotten really crazy. It's ridiculous," Schooley said. "There are going to be hundreds of people at the school board meeting. It's going to be a circus."

Zachary was ordered to spend 45 days at the Douglass School, an alternative school for children who violate the district's code of conduct. Students there participate in behavior modification programs and receive counseling.

"They've tried in the district to make it meet the needs of the child, but I don't believe it's really geared for a 6-year-old," said Schooley, a former Christina school board member. "If it were my child, I would do everything not to send my child there."

A policy is not a law. The school board can change the policy and is not mandated to do anything. That they can't demonstrates THEIR incompetence and stupidity. They seem to think that all those outraged at the board's stupidity are somehow "crazy". Think about it. These people are running "education" and don't have a clue as to what they are doing.

Let's remove the baseball bats, tennis rackets, screw drivers, knives and forks from the kitchen staff, pens, pencils, automobiles from the parking lot, screwdrivers from the maintenance staff, etc. for a truly zero tolerance policy.

I guess it was just too difficult for somebody to say, "Zachary, we just don't allow that here. I'll keep it until your mother or father picks you up this afternoon. Don't bring it again."


  POTUS thinks Fox News is the enemy...
and NOT Russia, China, the Taliban, Saudi Arabia, Hugo Chavez, etc... Why does the POTUS insist on going after Fox News?
White House communications director Anita Dunn recently told Time magazine that she thinks the channel offers "opinion journalism masquerading as news," and kept up the criticism on CNN's Reliable Sources Sunday and in The New York Times Monday.

Fox's senior vice president for news, Michael Clemente, issued a statement Monday, saying: "It's astounding the White House can't distinguish between news and opinion programming. It seems self-serving on their part."

The reason is that Fox News isn't in the bag for Obama.


Monday, October 12, 2009
  If you can't tell the truth, quiet the questioner...


  About health care - an open letter to my representatives
About health care - an open letter to my representatives

The President and senior Democrat members of both houses of Congress have been pushing for something they call "health care reform" or, sometimes, "health insurance reform".  They say it has to be done now to cover some 25-40 million (who really knows how many?) uninsured, or about 13% of the population.  The cost has been put at between $900-BILLION and $1.4-TRILLION.  Various schemes have been created to "pay" for this plan.  One plan purports to actually decrease the deficit by approximately $80-BILLION despite spending $900-BILLION, this by raising taxes from everything imaginable.

The upshot is that this will spend about $1-TRILLION to cover 5-13% of the population.  To do this every plan includes the destruction of health care for the remaining 95-87% by the government intrusion, taxation, and even abandonment of our elderly.

One of you has said that we must do "something", presumably anything in an attempt to sound thoughtful.  The President has ridiculed the various reasons for which people oppose the plan.  House and Senate leadership, Democrats all, have made a lot of denigrating comments about those of us who oppose this plan. 

There is even bare-faced opposition to allowing citizens, even legislators, time to read the various bills before the vote.  Presumably legislators have something better to do with their time and the common citizens (of whom the legislators were one before their election) are too stupid to read the bills.

I would like to share my desires with you.

- If you can save money, do that first.  Show us you can indeed save $80-BILLION.
- If there is $500-BILLION in fraud and waste ($10-BILLION per state), find and eliminate it first.
- Enact reasonable TORT reform that will reduce overhead costs for doctors and defensive medical tests while still permitting patients to seek redress for actual malpractice.
- Quit trying to tax the producers to care for the non-producers.
- Stop taking money to support ILLEGAL aliens.  People who commit crime shouldn't be rewarded for that.
- Eliminate fines for the choice of non-coverage.
- Don't print money to pay for this.  We have to support the dollar for both our own economic welfare and for our nation security. 
- Stop demonizing the opposition.  Consider the various points of contention and address them.
- Permit portability and allow insurance companies to sell across state lines.
- Don't destroy health care for veterans to do this.
- Give the ownership of the plan to the insured and allow the employer to contribute as part of the compensation package. This way one could maintain the same plan between employers and with purchasing across state lines carry it from location to location.

While you are a member of a political party and ran for your office with their help you are first and foremost a representative of ALL the people in this state.  All of you have at least paid lip service to this concept.  Live up to it.



Sunday, October 11, 2009
  Why does the president permit this?

Because he SUPPORTS it.


  Kevin Jennings, Safe Schools Czar, Schools Promote Heterosexuality
Kevin Jennings has been reported as saying that schools are promoting heterosexuality. That they are recruiting heterosexuals... I find that interesting.

Perhaps he doesn't realize that male-female reproduction is the norm for procreation of a species. All else is abnormal. Ignore the religious argument. Allow that some persons (and perhaps other species) aren't "wired" for male-female reproduction. That's fine. Homosexuality is still abnormal. It isn't the norm. That's just how it is. Now, to deny the majority their natural tendencies in this realm and to promote HOMOSEXUALITY in an attempt to "balance" the sheet is perverse.

Yes, perverse. Just as it is perverse to tell someone you believe is underage to enjoy sex with an adult and wear a condom.* Perverse is finding the founder of NAMBLA (no link provided from this page!) to be inspirational.
Kevin Jennings’ comments before “Looking to the Future” panel at GLSEN’s Mid-Atlantic conference, held October 25, 1997 at the Grace Church School in New York City.One of the people that’s always inspired me is Harry Hay, who started the first ongoing gay rights groups in America. In 1948, he tried to get people to join the Mattachine Society [the first American homosexual “rights” group]. It took him two years to find one other person who would join. Well, [in] 1993, Harry Hay marched with a million people in Washington, who thought he had a good idea 40 years before. Everybody thought Harry Hay was crazy in 1948, and they knew something about him which he apparently did not—they were right, he was crazy. You are all crazy. We are all crazy. All of us who are thinking this way are crazy, because you know what? Sane people keep the world the same [sh*tty] old way it is now. It’s the people who think, ‘No, I can envision a day when straight people say, ‘So what if you’re promoting homosexuality?’ Or straight kids say, ‘Hey, why don’t you and your boyfriend come over before you go to the prom and try on your tuxes on at my house?’ That if we believe that can happen, we can make it happen. The only thing that will stop us is our lack of faith that we can make it happen. That is our mission from this day forward. To not lose our faith, to not lose our belief that the world can, indeed, be a different place. And think how much can change in one lifetime if in Harry Hay’s one very short life, he saw change from not even one person willing to join him to a million people willing to travel to Washington to join him. You can see the same changed happen in your lifetime if you believe you can.’’
It is also interesting that Harry Hay was a long time Communist. Sexual orientation politics aside, is Jennings also a communist?

Obama said we can know him by those from whom he seeks guidance and with whom he surrounds himself. Birds of a feather...

* the person involved now says he was 16 or of the age of consent at the time but that's not what Kevin Jennings thought when he recounted the incident. I think it likely isn't what he thought at the time of the incident. He should have, by law, reported the alleged statutory rape and let the system sort it out but he took it upon himself to give the green light.

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  Gimme, gimme, gimme!
This happened several days ago but it helps make the point that the stimulus was a massive redistribution of wealth and nothing more. Taking money from me to pay some ne'er do well's rent is not what I call fair...
Residents Get Chance At Stimulus MoneyDetroit's homeless and low-income residents have another opportunity for a chance at millions of stimulus dollars.

The money is available to help low-income residents from becoming homeless and homeless residents to find housing.

Thousands of people lined up Tuesday.

Some people in line falsely believed they were registering for $3,000 stimulus checks from the Obama Administration.

City officials told Local 4 that Detroit was granted $15 million to help residents pay bills and their rent or find temporary housing for the homeless.
They sure have taught them well. Like my dog begging for a treat, they lined right up...

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Saturday, October 10, 2009
DHS strips Arizona sheriff of authority to patrol for illegal immigrants, well they tried. Nothing like being shown up by your home state!
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he will continue his controversial "crime suppression operations" despite a Department of Homeland Security decision to strip him of authority to arrest suspected illegal immigrants based solely on their immigration status, the East Valley Tribune reports.
“It’s all politics,” says Arpaio, sheriff of Maricopa County.

Arpaio will still have the power to check the immigration status of people booked by his officers, but not the authority to conduct street patrols looking for illegal immigrants.
His “crime suppression operations” are saturation patrols in designated areas where deputies would find illegal immigrants by stopping them for traffic infractions and minor violations, the paper says.

The department of Justice and other federal agencies are investigating the sheriff’s office on accusations of racial profiling during the operations, the paper says.

Arpaio said he will be able to still conduct the crime sweeps under state human smuggling laws and an obscure federal law that allows local police to arrest illegal immigrants.

A spokesman for the Phoenix office of ICE declined to comment until after pending agreements with the country are signed.
I like the part about "racial profiling". I guess we should expect the deputies to look for Asians and little blue-haired grandmas...


  Others passed over for the Nobel Peace Prize....
California Desk
January 07, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Greg Mortenson, one of the world's great humanitarians, was today nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, in a bipartisan, bicameral effort led by Members of Congress. Mortenson, co-founder of the Central Asia Institute and Pennies for Peace, and co-author of the best selling non-fiction, Three Cups of Tea, continues to impress the global community with his unwavering dedication to advancing children's education and promoting peace in some of the world's most volatile regions. Bono Mack drafted the letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, nominating Mortenson for the prestigious award, and sought support from other Members of Congress.

"Greg Mortenson is a remarkable man, whose leadership, passion, and character is truly transforming lives and inspiring millions," said Bono Mack. "For over fifteen years, Greg has devoted his life to promoting peace and improving education in the war-torn regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

"I am deeply honored to have known Greg for many years and am proud of everything he has accomplished thus far. One of the most humble people I know, Greg is a living hero and his dedication to peace is truly changing the world. I am proud to nominate this most-worthy individual for this high honor."

Below is the letter Bono Mack wrote:

The Norwegian Nobel Committee

The Nobel Institute

NO-0255 Oslo, Norway

Dear Members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee:

We, the undersigned Members of the United States Congress, respectfully nominate Mr. Greg Mortensen for the Nobel Peace Prize. Mr. Mortensen, a humanitarian, co-founder of the Central Asia Institute and Pennies for Peace, and co-author of the best selling non-fiction, Three Cups of Tea, continues to impress the global community with his unwavering dedication to advancing children's education in some of the world's most volatile regions.

Mr. Mortensen's life work is remarkable. He has overcome great adversity, escaping brutality and death, to continue his commitment to providing educational opportunities to children, especially girls, living in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He has established more than 78 schools in rural areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan after witnessing, first-hand, children being schooled on sand lots with nothing more than wooden sticks to use for writing in the dirt.

As we well know, educating females in these countries remains controversial. Mr. Mortensen understands the tremendous positive, peaceful impacts that educated girls and women have on societies around the world. He advocates girl's education as the key to economic development and peace, and he continues to fight to make this possible where it otherwise may not be achieved.

During his efforts in Pakistan and Afghanistan, Mr. Mortensen has worked directly with government officials and other country and community leaders during a time of war in these regions. He brings with him the courage and compassion, few others have, to bridge cultural differences and help countries build better societies.

In recognition of Mr. Mortensen's achievements, he has received some of the highest honors and awards. Among them, Pakistan's government announced that Mr. Mortensen will receive their highest civil award, Sitara-e-Pakistan ("Star of Pakistan"), for his humanitarian efforts to provide education in rural areas for the past 15 years.

We, along with other Members of Congress, have engaged Mr. Mortensen in profound discussions regarding his work to strengthen education and advocate peace around the world. Mr. Mortensen has clearly demonstrated to us his strong character, determination and unique ability to work peacefully with foreign leaders during a time of adversity.

To honor Mr. Mortensen's exceptional humanitarian and peaceful efforts, we ask that you give this nomination your full consideration. We greatly appreciate your effort in this regard.


Mary Bono Mack

U.S. House Representative
Irena Sendlerowa
uring WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist.

She had an ulterior motive...

She KNEW what the Nazi's plans were for the Jews.

Iliana smuggled infants out in the bottom of her tool box she carried,and she carried in the back of her truck a Burlap sack, (for larger kids).

She also had a dog in the back, that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in, and out of the ghetto.

The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with the dog, and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.

During her time and course of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants.

She was caught, and the Nazi's broke both her legs, and arms, and beat her severely.

Iliana kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out,and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a tree in her back yard.

After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived it, and reunited the family.

Most of course had been gassed.

Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes, or adopted.

Last year Iliana was up for the Nobel Peace Prize....


There are others...


  You don't need a gun to murder, you just need to have no care for life...
Let's make it clear, we're talking MURDER here, not self-defense, not servicemen or women in line of duty...

Chicago Violence Haunts Obama as Gun-Control Backers Left Cold
At least 47 school-age children in Chicago have been killed in homicides, mostly by guns, since the month President Barack Obama took office.

The latest youth homicide in his adopted hometown was different only in that the attackers used splintered railroad ties and were captured on video broadcast globally.

The Sept. 24 attack prompted Obama to send his attorney general and education secretary to Chicago today after the killing tarnished the city’s drive to win the 2016 Olympics.

“The savage beating of Derrion Albert, recycled on television, embarrassed Chicago and the nation,” said the Reverend Jesse Jackson, a civil-rights activist and founder of the RainbowPUSH Coalition. “You can’t ignore the case.”

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder plan to appear at City Hall with Mayor Richard Daley in what the Obama administration described as a search for solutions to youth crime. They also will meet privately with students and parents.
The solution? Get rid of the drugs and have parents raise their children. I'm afraid this isn't going to happen. These folks are going to tell us that government can and needs to do certain things. Unfortunately, government has had a full-ride on Chicago's children and has proven singularly ineffective in raising children.
Some gun-control advocates question the administration’s timing as Duncan and Holder arrive after a highly publicized beating that didn’t involve a gun.
Yep, the gun-control people aren't concerned with solving the problem, just don't want to point out that people kill other people with more than guns. Sometimes it is whatever is to hand.


Friday, October 09, 2009
  WHY are the politicians so eager to prevent you from knowing what's in a bill?
Oh, come on! You know! They want you ignorant so they can put one over on you. That's what scam artists do! Congressional leaders fight against posting bills online
As Congress lurches closer to a decision on an enormous overhaul of the American health care system, pressure is mounting on legislative leaders to make the final bill available online for citizens to read before a vote.

Lawmakers were given just hours to examine the $789 billion stimulus plan, sweeping climate-change legislation and a $700 billion bailout package before final votes.

While most Americans normally ignore parliamentary detail, with health care looming, voters are suddenly paying attention. The Senate is expected to vote on a health bill in the weeks to come, representing months of work and stretching to hundreds of pages. And as of now, there is no assurance that members of the public, or even the senators themselves, will be given the chance to read the legislation before a vote.

"The American people are now suspicious of not only the lawmakers, but the process they hide behind to do their work," said Michael Franc, president of government relations for the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank.

At town hall meetings across the country this past summer, the main topic was health care, but there was a strong undercurrent of anger over the way Congress rushed through passage of the stimulus, global warming and bank bailout bills without seeming to understand the consequences. The stimulus bill, for example, was 1,100 pages long and made available to Congress and the public just 13 hours before lawmakers voted on it. The bill has failed to provide the promised help to the job market, and there was outrage when it was discovered that the legislation included an amendment allowing American International Group, a bailout recipient, to give out millions in employee bonuses.

"If someone had a chance to look at the bill, they would have found that out," said Lisa Rosenberg, who lobbies Congress on behalf of the Sunlight Foundation to bring more transparency to government.
Yep, those town halls would have been so much nicer without those nasty informed voters in attendance...


  President Of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama (mmmm mmmm mmmm) Awarded Nobel Peace Prize
It was announced this morning that the awardee of the Nobel Peace Prize is the POTUS, our own Barrack Hussein Obama!  Wow!  He must have done a lot, right?  Well, he means well...
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 is to be awarded to President Barack Obama for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Committee has attached special importance to Obama's vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons.

Obama has as President created a new climate in international politics. Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play. Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts. The vision of a world free from nuclear arms has powerfully stimulated disarmament and arms control negotiations. Thanks to Obama's initiative, the USA is now playing a more constructive role in meeting the great climatic challenges the world is confronting. Democracy and human rights are to be strengthened.

Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future. His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world's population.
You know, my family, a lot of American families FLED other countries where they couldn't to this place where they could. The Nobel committee has correctly identified Obama's real accomplishment, returning us to where we were...
His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world's population.
We don't think like the majority of the world's population. We think great things of people and what they can accomplish when unencumbered. The Nobel Prize committee is exposed for what they are...


  This is too funny...


  Where does the buck stop?
I guess that the POTUS doesn't like to be made to look bad. The early moves on GITMO were bad and it only got worse. Somebody has to take the fall (so the POTUS doesn't).

Obama's Gitmo blame game
Greg Craig, the top in-house lawyer for President Barack Obama, is getting the blame for botching the strategy to shut down Guantanamo Bay prison by January — so much so that he’s expected to leave the White House in short order.

But sources familiar with the process believe Craig is being set-up as the fall guy and say the blame for missing the deadline extends well beyond him.

Instead, it was a widespread breakdown on the political, legislative, policy and planning fronts that contributed to what is shaping up as one of Obama’s most high-profile setbacks, these people say.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1009/27940.html#ixzz0TANnBoPJ

Meanwhile the POTUS is sensitive about the failed Chicago bid for the Olympics... If money was all, Chicago would have won vote - Rogge
International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge said Monday that the choice of Rio as host of the 2016 Olympic Games was proof that the IOC did not base its vote on money - or else Chicago would have taken the accolade.

"If we had thought about how to make a lot of money we would have chosen Chicago," Rogge said as the body would down the Olympic movement's XIIIth congress.

"Money is not what drives IOC members when it comes to choosing a host city," he concluded.

Rio won Friday's vote with Chicago, despite the in-the-flesh support of President Barack Obama, eliminated in the first round of voting.
Of course it is a bit ironic that these folks who constantly tell us that money isn't everything obviously offered nothing more than money (and themselves). However, we're thinking that the gang slaying of a passerby by braining him with a board didn't help much.


Thursday, October 08, 2009
  Will the dollar die? Are our "friends" in on the scheme?
The demise of the dollar
In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning – along with China, Russia, Japan and France – to end dollar dealings for oil, moving instead to a basket of currencies including the Japanese yen and Chinese yuan, the euro, gold and a new, unified currency planned for nations in the Gulf Co-operation Council, including Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Qatar.

Secret meetings have already been held by finance ministers and central bank governors in Russia, China, Japan and Brazil to work on the scheme, which will mean that oil will no longer be priced in dollars.

The plans, confirmed to The Independent by both Gulf Arab and Chinese banking sources in Hong Kong, may help to explain the sudden rise in gold prices, but it also augurs an extraordinary transition from dollar markets within nine years.
Oil states say no talks on replacing dollar
Big oil producing nations denied on Tuesday a newspaper report that Gulf Arab states were in secret talks with Russia, China, Japan and France to replace the U.S. dollar with a basket of currencies in trading oil.

The U.S. dollar eased in response to the report, which was written by The Independent's Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk and cited unidentified sources in Gulf Arab states and Chinese banking sources in Hong Kong.

It said the proposal was for trade in crude oil to move over nine years to a basket of currencies including the Japanese yen, the Chinese yuan, the euro, gold and a new, unified currency planned for nations in the Gulf Co-operation Council, which includes Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

But top officials of Saudia Arabia and Russia, speaking on the sidelines of International Monetary Fund meetings in Istanbul, denied there were such talks.
Should we believe them?

UN calls for new reserve currency
The United Nations called on Tuesday for a new global reserve currency to end dollar supremacy which has allowed the United States the "privilege" of building a huge trade deficit.

"Important progress in managing imbalances can be made by reducing the reserve currency country?s 'privilege' to run external deficits in order to provide international liquidity," UN undersecretary-general for economic and social affairs, Sha Zukang, said.

Speaking at the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Istanbul, he said: "It is timely to emphasise that such a system also creates a more equitable method of sharing the seigniorage derived from providing global liquidity."

He said: "Greater use of a truly global reserve currency, such as the IMF?s special drawing rights (SDRs), enables the seigniorage gained to be deployed for development purposes," he said.

The SDRs are the asset used in IMF transactions and are based on a basket of four currencies -- the dollar, euro, yen and pound -- which is calculated daily.

China had called in March for a new dominant world reserve currency instead of the dollar, in a system within the framework of the Washington-based IMF.
Don't doubt that this could cause tremendous changes in how the world views us, deals with us (politically and economically) and thus how we live.


  Conservatives and Liberals
Conservatives and Liberals

If a conservative doesn't like guns, they don't buy one. If a liberal doesn't like guns, then no one should have one.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, they don't eat meat. If a liberal is, they want to ban all meat products for everyone.

If a conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to defeat his enemy. A liberal wonders how to surrender gracefully and still look good.

If a conservative is homosexual, they quietly enjoy their life. If a liberal is homosexual, they loudly demand legislated respect.

If a person of color is conservative, they see themselves as independently successful. Their liberal counterparts see themselves as victims in need of government protection.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation. A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels. Liberals demand that those they don't like be shut down.

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church. A liberal wants any mention of God or religion silenced.

If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it. A liberal demands that his neighbors pay for his.


Wednesday, October 07, 2009
  Take the vaccination already...
Sebelius: Americans must get swine flu vaccination
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appealed anew Wednesday for widespread inoculation against a surging swine flu threat, calling the vaccine "safe and secure."

Sebelius unconditionally vouched for the safety of the vaccine, saying it "has been made exactly the same way seasonal vaccine has been made, year in and year out."

Appearing on morning news shows to step up the Obama administration's campaign for vaccinations, Sebelius said that "the adverse effects are minimal. ... We know it's safe and secure. ... This is definitely is a safe vaccine for people to get."

Sebelius was asked on CNN about surveys showing many parents were wary of getting their children vaccinated for fear the vaccine has been too hastily prepared and wasn't safe. She replied that it was targeted specifically at the H1N1 virus and was "right on target with an immune response."


  Virginia Professional Educators
Competition is good. Now the Virginia Education Association (VEA) which is associated with the National Education Association (NEA) has a competitor in the form of Virginia Professional Educators (VPE). Teachers who are members of the VEA because of the fear of capricious administrators now have a less expensive alternative.

Like all unions, the VEA "taxes" teachers about $500 for this protection. Let's face it, most teachers don't join the VEA for political reasons. They don't care about being members of anything. Membership in the VEA at any particular school does jump when an administrator gets the reputation of capricious acts against or petty harassment of teachers. Until their jobs are threatened, they don't see a need to pay the $500+ a year the VEA charges for legal assistance. I know several teachers, including my wife, who feel that they were forced to join the VEA for this protection.

One other reason that many teachers don't join this "professional" organization is that they don't like the politics. The VEA has consistently supported liberal/progressive candidates (i.e. Democrats) who have promised raises, increases to school budgets, an end to the Standards of Learning (SOLs), and to block merit raises (anything actually which depends on teacher competence). Most of them haven't delivered anything but token pay raises and have actually supported the SOLs. Interestingly, the SOLs are apparently written to support a certain political agenda but that is a whole other topic...

The NEA is a national teachers' union and arm of the Democrat National Committee (in effect). They have been very supportive of liberal stands on everything and done very little to actually support education.

The VPA is now on the scene (apparently since 2003) and is making a big advertising push this year. Leading info on the home page at their site is this
All the professional help and protection that teachers need, without the partisan politics that teachers don't want.
That is a big selling point. Teachers are tired of a large amount of their dues going to support the questionable practices of the NEA.

Membership fees are much less as well. $168 is the typical fee for a year or about $300 a year less than the VEA.


  Roman Polanski, rapist who didn't commit rape...
This STILL bugs me. My wife and I disagree on this. She thinks the girl had it coming to her (more or less) because she's convinced the girl went to Jack's house expecting drugs and to meet famous people and whatever... It was the time and place and that is what was done. Hollywood as Sodom and Gommora and you get what you pay for.

Not me. No matter why, what for, when a 13-year old girl goes anywhere she shouldn't be having sex much less with a 40+ year old (male or female). Even if she's drugged and asks for it, the adult should make sure she's protected. If she says no it is rape. These standards apply to college girls, to women in the work place, why not to 13-year old girls?

Some folks seem to agree with my wife for one reason or another. One of those people is Whoopi Goldberg. Ms. Goldberg might be funny as all get out sometimes but she's not demonstrated that she always has the best judgement. I simply don't agree with her on this...
Goldberg, star of The Color Purple and Sister Act, said: "I know it wasn't rape-rape. I think it was something else, but I don't believe it was rape-rape.

"He pled guilty to having sex with a minor and he went to jail, and when they let him out he said 'You know what, this guy's going to give me 100 years in jail. I'm not staying'. And that's why he left." Polanski was arrested in Zurich, Switzerland on Sunday and faces extradition to the United States. He fled the US in 1978 before being sentenced for the crime and has been pursued around the globe by prosecutors ever since.
Uh,,,, pursued because he'd committed a heinous crime!?! But of course, the Hollywood elite (or wannabe elite) agree...
More than 100 film industry figures have now signed a petition calling for the release of Polanski, the acclaimed director of Chinatown, Rosemary's Baby and The Pianist.

They include leading Hollywood figures Martin Scorcese, Woody Allen, David Lynch, Wim Wenders, Pedro Almodovar, Tilda Swinton and Monica Bellucci.
I somehow doubt that these folks felt that way about polygamists in Utah. Maybe they will accept my label as a humanist when I refuse to pay for an illegal aliens health care...


Tuesday, October 06, 2009
  General McChrystal and the POTUS, how weak is the President?
General Stanley A. McChrystal has recently become somewhat of a whipping boy as a debate rages over the course of the Afghanistan theater of the Global War on Terror. Voices on both sides of the political spectrum have said a lot that demonstrates an incomplete understanding of the situation. There are several basic considerations to mention before continuing...

- the military, headed by the President of the United States of America as Commander in Chief, is subservient to the civilian government.
- General McChrystal is a member of the military and is subject to civilian control via the President of the United States of America.
- General McChrystal has been assigned to a position requiring that he make his professional opinion known to the Commander in Chief either directly (when asked) or through the chain of command. As the son of a Major General and a career soldier, General McChrystal is well aware of his duty responsibilities and limitations.
- General McChrystal was selected for/appointed to this position by the President of the United States of America.
- General McChrystal has made his professional opinion known to the President of the United States of America via the Chain of Command on 30 August.
- the POTUS said that Afghanistan was the just war and that we were in it to win it.
When I am President, we will wage the war that has to be won, with a comprehensive strategy with five elements: getting out of Iraq and on to the right battlefield in Afghanistan and Pakistan; developing the capabilities and partnerships we need to take out the terrorists and the world's most deadly weapons; engaging the world to dry up support for terror and extremism; restoring our values; and securing a more resilient homeland.

The first step must be getting off the wrong battlefield in Iraq, and taking the fight to the terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Ok, with that out of the way let's get to it.

General McChrystal made his recommendation. In August. It sat. And sat. Somebody released/leaked it. I don't know the specifics of what were contained in the report (or memo as some have called it). Let's just say that I expect it was classified, at least Confidential but maybe Secret. Somebody leaked the report to the press. Since the press is all about the POTUS still, I bet the whoever leaked it was a White House insider but I could be wrong. It might have been a Pentagon employee fed up with the POTUS's procrastination. I don't think who did this matters to a continuation of the discussion even if what they did was likely illegal...

So General McChrystal's recommendation was that some 47K soldiers and/or Marines be added to the troop level in Afghanistan to meet manpower needs in taking back the country from the rising Taliban presence/influence. This isn't palatable to somebody and so the POTUS doesn't want to do it. He's fudged, talked about health care (a relatively unimportant subject given that health care is nothing without a secure border) and even jetted to Copenhagen, Denmark to lobby for the Olympics to come to Chicago (failing at that). Meanwhile, the military having more mission than men are seeing some of those men die because of it. Looks like Mogadishu to me.

The POTUS did take 25 whole minutes from his schedule to "talk with" General McChrystal. While the photo released shows both men sitting in the eager, leaning forward, pose, it is widely thought that the POTUS gave the General a verbal reprimand for making public statements affirming the leaked reports of the General's view of the situation. The POTUS probably doesn't like appearing to be just as weak as he is on national defense. The General probably took it like a man but told him what he thought.

Now we have a whole raft of characters from the Democrat side telling us that the General should keep his trap shut and complaining (while ignoring their favorites similar behavior, Shinseki and Wesley Clark come to mind) that he's stepped out of bounds. Of course he has, now anyway, with his speech and his interview. He's pointedly, if truthfully, made statements that show his view is the opposite of the surrender monkeys at the White House and in Congress. The POTUS, if he had the wherewithal to do so, would have dismissed him, maybe even demanded his resignation. Truman did it with MacArthur.

But he hasn't. I wonder why. I don't care that I agree with General McChrystal or that I admire him for what was a pretty gutsy thing to do. I wonder why "the most powerful man on Earth" hasn't fired somebody who sucker punched him. Is he saving a man he expected to be a fall guy for his scripted purpose? Is the POTUS thinking that he is too weak to fire him? Is somebody (or somebodies) like Joe Lieberman holding Health Care to his head as a bargaining chip? I don't know.

I also don't know why everything else is more important than national security. Yes, we said the Democrats and Obama would be weak on international relations and national security. Now it seems, the chickens are coming home to roost (to borrow a phrase) and we haven't even touched on Iran...

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  CBS is just full of creeps isn't it?
First there was Dan Rather fabricating or accepting documents fabricated by somebody else to pursue his anti-Bush agenda. Now it is David Letterman hound-dogging around his set and an "award winning" producer trying to blackmail him.
Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau announced the indictment Friday against Robert (Joe) Halderman, a 51-year-old producer of the true-crime show “48 Hours." Halderman, of Connecticut, is charged with one count of attempted grand larceny. If convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison.

The alleged attempt, which took place last month, led the married Letterman to announce to his "Late Show" studio audience and millions of viewers Thursday that he had engaged in sexual relationships with female members of his staff.
What a crappy network where they allow such abuse of women just to make a buck. Where they have "award winning" producers who are such low-lifes that they would consider blackmailing fellow employees. But, somehow, I'm not surprised. I wasn't much surprised either when I heard Letterman's audience applauding and laughing at his admission of his extra-marital affairs with staffers.

But that wasn't all, at least one of the women involved was just as sleazy as Letterman and Halderman (her now former husband).
According to a report from MyFOXNY, the woman at the center of the scandal is Halderman's girlfriend and Letterman's former assistant, Stephanie Birkitt. The details of the alleged affair — which reportedly went on for years — were outlined in her diary and through personal correspondence, MyFOXNY reports.

According to a report from TMZ.com, Halderman's divorce papers stipulated that he pay a substantial amount of child and spousal support — nearly $6,000 — each month for three years. According to the District Attorney's investigation, Halderman told Letterman that he needed to "make a large chunk of money."

Letterman said that "this whole thing has been quite scary." But he mixed in jokes while outlining what had happened to him, seeming to confuse a laughing audience at Thursday's taping about whether the story was true.

Why should I report this? Because at the time all this is going on Letterman is ridiculing Sarah Palin's daughter for her "sex life" and Sarah Palin for her lack of morals in not being able to control her daughter. He suggested that A-rod should have raped Palin's younger daughter. CBS did nothing.

A lot of people have looked to CBS as some sort of holier-than-thou source of news for years. I submit that if that was ever true it isn't any longer.


  Maybe you missed this bit about Hsu being convicted...
It doesn't surprise me. Hsu raised lots of money for Hillary Clinton and it was crooked as hell. She didn't catch him or give back any money until the Feds caught him and news got out about it.
Former Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu was sentenced Tuesday to more than 24 years in prison by a judge who accused him of funding his fraud by manipulating the political process in a way that "strikes at the very core of our democracy."

U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero sentenced the 58-year-old Hsu, who raised money for Hillary Rodham Clinton and others, to 20 years in prison for his guilty plea to fraud charges and another four years and four months in prison for his conviction at trial for breaking campaign finance laws.

In a lengthy criticism of Hsu's fraud, the judge said the former fundraiser used political contributions to win respect and impress investors as he committed campaign finance fraud.

"Mr. Hsu's disgraceful use of political campaigns to perpetuate his Ponzi schemes, as well as his acts of campaign finance fraud, strikes at the very core of our democracy," Marrero said.

and for our Chinese "friends"...
前民主党募捐人诺曼底Hsu由指责他资助他的欺骗通过操作政治进程用方法"的法官星期二判刑对超过24年的徒刑; 在我们的democracy."的核心的罢工; U.S. 区法官胜者Marrero判了刑58岁的Hsu,筹集希拉里・罗德汉姆・柯林顿的金钱和其他,对20年他的犯罪申诉的徒刑对欺骗充电和另外四年和四个月他的信念的徒刑在违反的运动基金法律试验。 在Hsu'长的批评; 当他做了运动基金欺骗, s欺骗,法官说前募捐人半新政治贡献赢得尊敬和打动投资者。 " hsu'先生; 对政治性活动的s可耻的用途使他的Ponzi计划永存,并且运动基金欺骗他的行动,触击在我们的民主, "的核心; Marrero说。


Monday, October 05, 2009
  Another example of why the government should stay out of YOUR business...
State to mom: Stop baby-sitting neighbors' kids which implies anything goes to enforce this law.
Each day before the school bus comes to pick up the neighborhood's children, Lisa Snyder did a favor for three of her fellow moms, welcoming their children into her home for about an hour before they left for school.

Regulators who oversee child care, however, don't see it as charity. Days after the start of the new school year, Snyder received a letter from the Michigan Department of Human Services warning her that if she continued, she'd be violating a law aimed at the operators of unlicensed day care centers.

Why can't kids wait at a neighbor's house for the bus? Does this mean she can't stand at the bus stop with the kids? Why does the government even care or bother to contact her? She hadn't even violated the law when they contacted her!


  This is what a Democrat politician does, lie...
He lied to his wife, he lied to his party operatives, he lied to us but he got caught in the end. Yep, just one of the people that John Edwards... the thing is that is wife didn't drop the dime on him (unlike Mrs. Sanford), the mistress didn't drop the dime on him (as long as he had a chance of becoming President), and his "special assistant" (toadie in common parlance) even took the fall for him. They are all traitors to the public. They are all liars.
“In months of talking with [John Edwards], I have come to understand his liaison with this woman, if I have, not as a substitute for me. It was more like his relationship with a former staff member,” she wrote. She described an “obsessed” and “overbearing” young volunteer who “volunteered for everything, making himself indispensable,” taking care of cars and dry cleaning — an unmistakable portrait, people close to her say, of Young.

She and her husband were, she wrote, his victims — guilty only of “being vulnerable to obsequiousness.”

Others close to both the couple and Young see it differently, as a relationship that tapped into the worst of both sides: Young’s boundless attraction to power — and the Edwardses’ ease in using him.
Yeah, right. It is the ALL the fawning minion's fault...


Sunday, October 04, 2009
  When a religious person does this it is abuse...
That is teaching children about your values. Of course we don't think that these are "values" but rather they've confused some sort of tribal loyalty with differentiating between right and wrong.

Meanwhile a whole raft videos showing school children sing the praises of Obama are making the rounds. Why don't they teach them in the original German or in Spanish?


  Maybe we can agree with the ACLU on this...
Constitution free zone...

We submit to ever increasing government intrusion. When we apply for a drivers license, to respond to the Census, to buy cold remedies, and now to travel about. The government won't simply close the border and allow the arrest, detention and deportation of illegals as they are brought to light in normal operations but they can go fishing for them wherever based on where a person happens to be? Do you think that the ACLU would stand with us on gun ownership?


  If you don't know what you're talking about get the hell out of Washington!
Sen. Kerry doesn't know what Camp and Trade is (and he might have been PRESIDENT!). What a doofus and this is the just the sort who is trying to decide YOUR fate. He will tax you on how warm your family is, how far they drive and what schools they go to (busses, fuel, and heating there, too). He would make your life intolerable and for what? All because he doesn't know what he's talking about.


Saturday, October 03, 2009
  Creigh Deeds Trying to Parse his "Word" on Taxes
As I told Erik Curren, "no more taxation, no more lies..."

We need to cut spending. We don't need more taxation. If it takes money from one thing to put on something else, such as transportation, then that is what we need to do. You and I do that. Why should we think that the government (at any level) can TAKE our money to do with as they will without concern for how much they are taking?


  Praying to Obama
I'll report, you decide...

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  Zero Tolerance and Drug Laws or Why The Government Should Manage as Little as Possible
Arrested for failing to keep count of cold medicine this lady is only avoiding jail by kowtowing to the government. They try to do the same with guns. They abuse children in schools with similar zero tolerance policies/regulations/laws. Do you think they could manage your health with any compassion? I doubt it.


Friday, October 02, 2009
  Andy Williams Can See What's Happening
Williams, a lifelong Republican whose hits include Moon River and Music To Watch Girls By, told the Radio Times he thought Mr Obama wanted to turn the US into a "socialist country".

The 81-year-old was a friend of the Kennedy family during the 1960s and was present at the Los Angeles rally where Robert F Kennedy was assassinated in 1968.

"I was very close to Bobby and he asked me to be a delegate for him when he ran for president," he said.

"He knew about me being a Republican, but just laughed and said, 'Sign yourself in as a Democrat and then change back afterwards'. Sadly, I never got to do that.

"I was very close to Teddy Kennedy, too, and his death recently brought it all back. What a tragedy. Had he lived, I think Bobby would have been a great president."

But Williams had a less favourable opinion of the current president.

"Don't like him at all," he said, "I think he wants to create a socialist country. The people he associates with are very Left-wing. One is registered as a Communist.


  Sadly, Another Presidential Failure
Chicago will not be hosting the Olympics. This despite the POTUS, his wife and their entourage making a special trip to Denmark to lobby for the windy city, well, more likely Ms. Jarrett. Good for Chicago, not so good for the mob in Chicago, really bad for the POTUS.


'Safe school czar' encouraged child sex with an older man
A teacher was told by a 15-year-old high school sophomore that he was having homosexual sex with an "older man." At the very least, statutory rape occurred. Fox News reported that the teacher violated a state law requiring that he report the abuse. That former teacher, Kevin Jennings, is President Obama's "safe school czar." It's getting hard to keep track of all of this president's problematic appointments. Clearly, the process for vetting White House employees has broken down.

In this one case in which Mr. Jennings had a real chance to protect a young boy from a sexual predator, he not only failed to do what the law required but actually encouraged the relationship.
Mr. Jennings' defenders asserted that there was no evidence that he was aware the student had sex with the older man.

However, the new audiotape contradicts this claim. In 2000, Mr. Jennings gave a talk to the Iowa chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, an advocacy group that promotes homosexuality in schools. On the tape, Mr. Jennings recollected that he told the student to make sure "to use a condom" when he was with the older man. That he actively encouraged the relationship is reinforced by Mr. Jennings' own description in his 1994 book, "One Teacher in 10." In that account, the teacher boasts how he allayed the student's concerns about the relationship to such a degree that the 15-year-old "left my office with a smile on his face that I would see every time I saw him on the campus for the next two years, until he graduated."
Can you imagine, the President of the USofA selects such a person, unfettered by congressional oversight, to do a job for which he is singularly unsuited. I'm afraid it isn't the first, or last, time this will happen for this President. But there's MORE!

Kevin Jennings -- Unsafe for America's Schools
we discover that
Few Obama administration appointments have been as startling as Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s appointment of Kevin Jennings, the homosexual founder of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), to head the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools.

Jennings was undoubtedly chosen for this post (which does not require Senate confirmation) because the foundation of the homosexual education agenda is the concept of “safe schools.” However, “safe schools” as GLSEN defines them are like “hate crime laws” for kids. GLSEN’s model legislation would create protected categories like “sex, gender, . . . sexual orientation, [and] gender identity or expression.” (Ironically, they don’t include protection for the factor that GLSEN’s own research shows is the most common reason for harassment of students -- “the way they look or their body size.”) Everyone opposes violence, name-calling, and other forms of bullying. As with “hate crimes,” though, GLSEN’s “safe schools” do not protect everyone equally, but instead single out homosexuals for more protection than others.
To put it more bluntly "safe schools" doesn't mean schools where students are protected from sexual predators but schools where gay students are safe from "persecution". But Mr. Jennings isn't all that inclusive,
While Jennings promotes tolerance toward homosexuals, he is unwilling to reciprocate by extending tolerance to those who disagree with him. His memoir, Mama’s Boy, Preacher’s Son, seethes with bitterness toward Southern Baptists, the country’s largest Protestant denomination (within which he was raised). Perhaps that’s why, in a speech in a New York church in 2000, Jennings is reported to have said, “We have to quit being afraid of the religious right. . . . I’m trying not to say, ‘[F---] ‘em!’ which is what I want to say, because I don’t care what they think! Drop dead!”

So, what we have is a man so twisted that he permits child rape without comment, even encourages it, and still demeans and attacks those genuinely seeking to protect children.

But it is all ok because the perv regrets it...
A senior official of the Department of Education expressed regret today for an incident that happened when he was a young teacher in the late 1980s, saying he should have handled it differently, but that society could benefit from his error.

Kevin Jennings, director of the Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools and founder of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), has been criticized by social conservatives for a passage in his 1994 book “One Teacher In Ten.” At the time, only a few people knew that Jennings, then a 24-year-old teacher at Concord Academy in Concord, Massachusetts, was gay. In the Spring of 1988, a young woman who knew Jennings was gay, brought to his office a high school sophomore whom Jennings called “Brewster” in the book.

As Jennings wrote:

“’Brewster has something he needs to talk with you about,’ she intoned ominously. Brewster squirmed at the prospect of telling, and we sat silently for a short while. On a hunch, I suddenly asked ‘What’s his name?’ Brewster’s eyes widened briefly, and then out spilled a story about his involvement with an older man he had met in Boston. I listened, sympathized, and offered advice. He left my office with a smile on his face that I would see every time I saw him on the campus for the next two years, until he graduated.”

Jennings in 2000 told a GLSEN conference that Brewster told him he “’met someone in the bus station bathroom and I went home with him.’ High school sophomore, 15 years old. That was the only way he knew how to meet gay people. I was a closeted gay teacher, 24 years old, didn’t know what to say, knew I should say something quickly. So I finally, my best friend had just died of AIDS the week before, I looked at Brewster and said, ‘You know, I hope you knew to use a condom.’ He said to me something I will never forget, He said ‘Why should I, my life isn’t worth saving anyway.’”

That Jennings knew of a sexually active 15-year-old, of any gender, involved with “an older man” and didn’t take steps to report that relationship to the student’s parents or to authorities has made him a target for criticism -- long before he was put in charge of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools.

In July 2004, before Jennings was about to receive the National Education Association’s Virginia Uribe Human Rights Award, Diane Lenning, head of the NEA’s Republican Educators Caucus, protested, suggesting that Jennings “did not report sexual victimization of a student to the proper authorities” and asked "Is it a good idea for NEA to honor as exemplary a teacher who engages in unethical practice?"

Jennings today issued a statement saying, “Twenty-one years later I can see how I should have handled the situation differently. I should have asked for more information and consulted legal or medical authorities. Teachers back then had little training and guidance about this kind of thing. All teachers should have a basic level of preparedness. I would like to see the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools play a bigger role in helping to prepare teachers.”
Yep, that makes it all ok...


Thursday, October 01, 2009
  Some people are really ticked off...
Yes, about the banks, about bailouts and about the attempt by Congress to "protect" the consumer which resulted in the usurious rates charged by the banks on credit cards. BTW, if we kill the credit card business, we'll kill the consumer society and thus the economy. Maybe that's the goal...

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满州的候选人提到为外国政府实际上工作的一个政客。 假设Obama总统似乎专心在经济和军事毁坏上他自己的国家,并且他的修辞使明显他恨这个国家,一个人必须要求。 是真正地工作为他人的他。


  中国是US' s多数危险" enemy"。
虽然伊朗开发在Putin之下的核武器和俄国帮助,当威逼他们的邻居和使用石油和天然气作为武器,中国是自然地被反对美国的这一个国家时。 它是二个经济大力士在世界上的中国和美国。 当两个国家,直到现在,享受一个相互有利关系时,中国必须征讨美国为了成为超群绝伦的世界大国。

中国为什么必须获得成功? 保护她的人民免受俄国和伊斯兰教的原教旨主义者。

俄国是敌人,因为它不会允许自己由中国经济上控制,并且中国能生产任何东西的俄国。Islamists由于同样的原因是他们是所有的人敌人在世界上中国的敌人。 他们对所有分歧见解、想法或者行动是完全地不宽容的。 中国必须任一个盟友与美国,它做了,完全地击败美国,以便它不再将是关心,当它涉及Islamists和俄国时。

现在,俄国是最大的关心,但愿,因为它有核武器,手段送他们和帮助Islamist国家的伊朗。Putin决定设法使用伊朗作为一个代理人战斗员,但是在核战场。 他看见此作为避免将发生的相互破坏方式,如果他直接地攻击了美国。

请辨解我的汉语。 它是长的一会儿和I' 不熟悉的m两个与被简化的字符和计算机世代的他们。


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