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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Shocker: Sparkman Killed Himself

Almost from the moment that the body of census worker, Bill Sparkman was found back in mid September, the left had pointed the bony finger of indignation directly at the right. Sparkman had been found in rural Kentucky, hanged from a tree, hands bound with 'duct tape', with the word "fed" scrawled on his chest. The left was predictably quick to jump to the conclusion that extreme rhetoric from right wing political commentators was at the root of the motivations of the killer or killers.

On Sept. 24th, a Democratic Underground blogger, zulchzulu, published a piece entitled, Handy Guide to how Republicans and Fox News are responsible for Census worker being hanged.

"We need to absolutely expose Glenn Beck, Michele Bachmann, Michelle Malkin, CNN's Lou Dobbs, Michael Steele, Rush Limbaugh and the legion of others parroting right-wing lies for trumping up this nonsense and getting people to now commit murder in a hideous fashion."

It now appears that the American left, ostensibly the smartest people in the room, believed exactly what Sparkman wanted them to believe. After a two month investigation, police officials have concluded that Sparkman killed himself. Sparkman needed his death to look like murder and was relying upon the left's predictable pattern of 'rushing to judgement' for political gain to help him sell the deception.

The left could have been spared this embarrassment if only Janet Napolitano had done her due diligence as the Homeland Security Czar and seized control of this investigation. She could have recruited Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to oversee the investigation in order to ensure the desired outcome. After all, if these people can make the 350 years of global warming known as the 'Medieval Warm Period', and sell that scientific fraud to the world. Surely, they could have handled covering up a little thing like a suicide.

Actual Global Temperatures (1000 CE - 2000 CE)

IPCC Global Temperature Fraud (1000 CE - 2000 CE)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Pray for Obama, Psalms 109:8

The left is going nuts over a T-shirt that reads; "Pray for Obama, Psalms 109:8." So what's the problem? When you look up the passage, the full import of the message becomes clear;....or maybe not. It depends upon whether the reader is a Democrat, or a Republican.

Jason Linkins at the Huffington Post writes of the shirt;

"And Psalm 109:8 is just straight up memetastic, appearing on bumper stickers and T-shirts, all of which carry the benign sounding message, 'Pray For Obama.' But, as Gawker's John Cook points out, this is just one more in a 'long line of cheekily coded Obama death threats.' The verse in question reads: 'May his days be few; may another take his place of leadership.' That leads fairly naturally into the Psalm 109:9, 'May his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.' You know, in case you miss the point."

He goes on to quote fellow 'huffer' Frank Schaeffer, who seems to views the shirt as a reflection of every sinister right wing thought imaginable.

"It's un-American. It's unpatriotic. And it goes to show that the religious right, the Republican far right have coalesced into a group who truly want American revolution. If it turns out to be blood in the streets and death, so be it. It's not funny stuff anymore. They cannot be dismissed as just crazies on the fringe. It only takes one. You know, look at the Boston Globe article from a few weeks ago that says the threat level faced by the Secret Service has gone up 400%, higher than any other time in 52 years, for any president, Democrat or Republican. These are no jokes."

At least Schaeffer is right about one thing, there are plenty of us, myself included, who want this government reigned back within it's Constitutional parameters, and believe that the only way that is going to realistically happen is with another American revolution.

All of this paranoid hoopla was started by MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.

The fact of the matter is that, taken at face value, the shirt is no more sinister than the numerous Bush countdown clocks that graced the pages of various left wing blogs during the Bush administration. Only verse 8 of Psalms 109 is referenced, not verse 9. It is only the desire of the left to demonize the right which compels them to make more of it than it is. What is really interesting is that the left is never at a loss to accuse the right of that which the left is very often clearly guilty. Take for example this shirt.

The shirt reads: "For Gods Sake ....KILL BUSH. Save the United States and the Rest of the World."

Or, how about a good old fashioned 'wanted poster'.

The left has been quick to point out the threating messages displayed on posters and signs carried by 'tea party' goers. They of course, are choosing to engage in their own particular from of partisan selective memory, as the following images clearly attest.

The next image is what appears to be a sheet of postage stamps featuring President Bush with a gun pointed at his head, and was displayed in an art gallery exhibit at Columbia College in Chicago.

The Bible is a wealth of sound council for every need of the human condition, including, determining which way to lean politically.

"A wise man's heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man's heart directs him toward the left." - Ecclesiastes 10:2

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Barack, You Ignorant [Bleep]

President Obama finally broke his boycott of FNC by sitting down for an interview with Fox's Major Garrett while in Bejing, China. During the interview, which aired at 6 pm today on "Special Report with Bret Baier", the President proved once again that he is completely ignorant on economic matters.

"...if we keep on adding to the debt, even in the midst of a recovery, that at some point, (d)uh, people could lose confidence in the US economy in a way that can actually lead to a double dip recession."

The amount of ignorance contained in this statement is stunning. If we keep adding to the debt?
What does he mean by 'if'? The Congress has done nothing during his administration but add to the debt, with plans to add more. There is no 'if' about it. Right now, the national debt now stands at $12 trillion, that's, $12,000,000,000,000; or twelve, thousand, thousand, million dollars. That figure represents 96% of our current GDP. The interest on that debt alone is $338 billion annually. Currently, the government is spending nearly twice what it is confiscating from it's citizens in tax revenue. The national debt is projected to rise to at least $16.2 trillion by 2012. But, that is not the worst of it! America's unfunded liabilities, that is the amount of money we have committed ourselves to spending with no idea of how we will get the money, is $106 trillion. The actual liability per citizen now stands at $335,000.00! Check it for yourself here.

Obama mentions the recovery. What recovery? A jobless recovery, is no recovery! The administration insists that it has saved or created 'X' number of jobs, (I say 'X', because the numbers are different depending upon the source in the administration), and the stimulus is creating jobs; but most of the permanent ones are being created in China! Of the US jobs that stimulus has created, 93% of them are government jobs, the greater portion of which will disappear as soon as the money dries up.

America has more than 200 hundred years of history, that includes economic history. We have watched as tax and spend policies have effected the economy. One does not have to have a masters degree in economics, it is an matter of simple observation. When taxes are high, the economy lags and the jobless rate is high. When the taxes are low, the economy roars and the jobless rate is low. Every time that the government has reduced taxes in an effort to improve the economic situation it has worked spectacularly. But, the Obama administration has increased taxes on the 'movers and shakers' of our economy, with plans to increase taxes on the rest of us by letting the Bush tax cuts expire. The Obama administration is doing what FDR did during the depression, and there is every reason to believe that those efforts contributed to the depression lasting far longer than it would have had the government done nothing.

This administration has done everything that it should not have done, and nothing that it should have. If the American people have any confidence in this economy, it will be short lived. If the American people had any confidence in Obama, it is rapidly disappearing.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

A Long Train of Abuses and Usurpations

On the heels of the House passage of the health care bill on November 7, 2009, a date which will live in infamy, Harry Reid, Senate majority leader, has filed a motion to introduce the House bill today. The health care bill passed the House with only one Republican vote, so when Speaker Pelosi announced it's passage to a chorus of cheers, Democrats were in essence, cheering themselves. For what? For their stupidity, or their nerve?

The President, as well as other Democrats, have admitted that the Democrats have been trying to force this particular form tyranny upon the American people for decades. Heretofore, the freedom loving among us have had sufficient representation in the government in order to prevent it. No more. This bill passed despite the 176 Republicans and 39 Democrats that had the presence of mind to vote against it. But the American people recognized very early that our republic was in jeopardy, the tea parties and town hall confrontations being the most visable representation of the alarm felt by many. What is happening now has never happened in the lifetime of any living today. The tea party movement dwarfs the anti-Vietnam war movement of the sixties and makes the 'Vast Right Wing Conspiracy' rhetoric of the Clinton years look like mere paranoia. One would be hard pressed to catalog the myriad of national, state, and local organizations associated with the tea party movement which have sprung up since Obama's election. This, plus the results of the November elections, should have given every Democrat in the House, each of whom is going to have to fight to keep his seat in 2010, reason to vote against the bill, yet only 39 did. So again I ask, did they pass it because they are morons, or did they pass it because of some hidden agenda or goal?

The Democrats admit that health care reform will not work. The fact that it will not work is self evident. Provide more, improve quality, and lower costs, all at the same time? It's not possible, especially with the government involved. Add to that the fact that 45% of doctors say that they will consider leaving the profession if health care reform becomes law, and you have the makings of a health care crisis which will far exceeding the current one. If only 25% of those doctors actually leave the profession, those doctors will be the ones who care. They will be the ones do not want the government telling them who they may treat, when they may treat them, and how they may treat them. The doctors who remain, will be those with the least concern for their patients. The flip side is that in the private sector, a persons worth, in terms of compensation, is determined by a number of factors, not the least of which is, the number persons available who are skilled in a particular profession. As there will be fewer doctors, the market value of the service performed by those doctors remaining will increase, along with the cost of health care. As there will be fewer doctors, and costs will dramatically increase as a result, health care rationing will be unavoidable.

Since Rahm Emanuel and former President Clinton agree that the goal of the health care reform is not necessarily to get it right, what is the goal? The same goal that these socialist statists have been striving for all along; power. Government programs are not so much about solving problems, which they never seem to do, as they are about exerting control. Political correctness and hate crimes legislation are not so much about protecting the vulnerable, as they are about crushing free speech through intimidation. Gun control is not so much about crime reduction, it actually has the opposite effect, as it is about disarming the people. Our founders never intended for our government to be the privilege granting, property confiscating, rights trampling, regulatory, tax and spend monstrosity that it has become. The statist have every intent to expand government power and control until Americans are nothing more than a society of serfs.

America is awakening from a long, ignorant slumber. We have made our objections known to our leaders and they have ignored us. We have gathered in great numbers in Washington to protest and they have mocked us. We have been here before. Two hundred and thirty three years ago fifty five brave souls pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor in signing the Declaration of Independence. One line from that document stands out as one upon which we should seriously reflect today; “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.” America finds itself today at exactly the same crossroad; will we choose liberty or will we choose tyranny?

Monday, November 9, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fort Hood Attack Meets the Definition of Terrorism

The FBI barely had their boots on the ground at Fort Hood when Fox News reporting that the FBI was saying that the attack was not terror related. At that time there was no confirmation of the number of fatalities and wounded, the identity of any of the perpetrators, or even the number of perpetrators. There was virtually no information at that time upon which to comprehensively determine a motive for the massacre, let alone rule out terrorism, and yet, it was being reported that it was not terror related.

As more information became available we found out that this attack was the work of one person, Major Malik Nidal Hasan, a Muslim. A man who joined the military prior to the September 11th terror attack and was very much opposed to the war on terror as a war against his fellow Muslims. Col. Terry Lee (retired), who had worked with Major Hasan, told Fox News that Major Hasan had made several troubling statements in the past that point toward a possible motivation. Col. Lee quoted Hasan as saying things like, "Muslims have the right to rise up against the US military", "The Muslims have a right to stand up against the aggressors", and "maybe we should have more of these where people strap bombs on themselves and go into Times Square."

At this moment, Lt. Gen. Robert Cone has just announced that Hasan, who previously been reported as having been killed at the scene, is in fact wounded and very much alive. Cone also said that he could not rule out terrorism as a motivation, but that he believes that the evidence does not suggest terrorism.

There seems to been a knee jerk effort to paint this attack as anything but terrorism. This is not surprising since we have a foreign policy 'woosie' as Commander in Chief. The last thing that the Obama administration needs is a horrific terrorist attack on a military base on US soil. At this moment, terrorism is exactly what it looks like. I have no doubt that an extreme effort is going to be made to define 'terrorism' in a way which would exclude this attack.

From the FBI's own website we found that the agency's own definition of terrorism is as follows:

There is no single, universally accepted definition of terrorism. Terrorism is defined in the Code of Federal Regulations as “...the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.” (28 C.F.R. Section 0.85)
If all that we know right now turns out to be accurate, this attack appears to meet that definition. Further, since Major Hasan is in fact alive, we may find out much more about his motives in the coming days which may make it much more difficult for this administration to avoid the truth.

UPDATE 11/6/09:

The jihidi, Major Hasan, yelled "ALLAH AKBAR", (God is Great) just before he began shooting. The death toll now stands at 13 dead, 38 wounded. Hasan is the son of Palestinian immigrants who grew up and went to high school in Roanoke, Virginia.

Muslim groups across the country are coming out with statements of condemnation for the attack, decrying the frequent mention of the fact that Hasan was a Muslim, and insisting that Islam is a religion of peace. Really!

"Kill non-Muslims wherever you find them. Lie in wait and ambush them, seize and capture them using every stratagem of war." - Koran 9:5

"Whether unarmed or well equipped, march on and fight for the cause of Allah, with your wealth and your persons." - Koran 9:41

"Are you waiting for anything to befall us except victory or martyrdom?" - Koran 9:51

Of course, the argument that Islam is a religion of peace would be much more believable if the adherents thereof would stop killing people in the name of Allah. But, not all Muslims in the US are condemning Hasan's actions, some are actually praising him.

An officer and a gentleman was injured while partaking in a preemptive* attack.

Get Well Soon Major Nidal

We Love You

We do NOT denounce this officer's actions....

(H/T - The Jawa Report)

Despite the mounting evidence that this was a jihadi attack, a terrorist attack, the MSM is feverishly laboring to portray Hasan as a victim of combat related 'post traumatic stress disorder' (PTSD) or, that he did this because he feared going to war. Both of these assertions are completely absurd. Hasan had never been deployed, but was to be deployed. The "post trauma' did not as yet exist as he had not yet been in actual combat, nor would he have been, since he is a psychologist, and would have been assigned to a rear area. The MSM will continue to avoid the obvious until the story grows cold, and is replaced by other news.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Party 'Brand' Loyalty vs Ideology

The subject of party loyalty was brought up before this election with respect to the upcoming special election in New York's 23 district. Sarah Palin, favoring ideology over party, came out in support of the Conservative party candidate Doug Hoffman over the 'RINO' Dede Scozzafava on her facebook page. She was not alone. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R), Dick Armey and Fred Thompson had also broken with the Republican party to endorse Hoffman. In response to what appeared to some as party treason, Newt Gingrich offered a substantively weak argument in favor of supporting the party candidate no matter what.

“I just think it is a mistake for the conservative movement to think splitting in the special election is a smart idea,” Gingrich said. “If we give that seat to the Democrats, shame on us.”
This is the same old 'if we split the center right vote, the left wins' argument. Problem is, this attitude does not serve the conservative movement in all cases, and it certainly did not in this case. Scozzafava is not a conservative (she even endorsed the Democrat over the Conservative after she dropped out of the race), she should never have been chosen as the Republican candidate, and if she could have won the election, she would have done nothing to advance the conservative movement. Opposing her did more to advance conservatism in the Republican party than supporting her ever had any chance of doing. The polls prior to the election, as well as the actual election results bear this out. New York 23 is a Republican district in which Scozzafava, the Republican, was getting killed in the polls precisely because she was anything but a conservative. The final election results show that Hoffman, the third party candidate, lost the election by only 5 percentage points.

The lesson that the national Republican party should learn from New York 23 is that political ideology is more important that party 'brand' loyalty. The Republican party even ran ads against Hoffman, and dispite them, Hoffman still continued to climb in the polls. Hoffman may have lost the election, but he did much better than a third party candidate would have done under normal circumstances. If the GOP county chair in NY had actually chosen a conservative candidate instead of Scozzafava, who by the way, even received the unsolicited endorsement of the founder of the DailyKos, Democrat Bill Owens would have been conceding defeat last night. The fact of the matter is that it was Scozzafava, not Hoffman, who was the spoiler in New York 23.

The message to the GOP is reinforced by the election results in my own state of Virginia. Bob McDonnell ran a Reaganesque campaign. He ran as conservative. He ran on the conservative issues of primary concern to the voters. He ran a positive campaign. If you look at the election results map, it is easy to see how successful his campaign was. State wide, McDonnell won 59% of the vote, and in many counties, he got as much as 70% of the votes cast. Rather than spend time and effort on spinning the election results as a referendum against the Obama presidency, the GOP needs to understand it as a referendum in favor of conservative principles.

More Americans are conservative than moderate, or liberal, with 40% identifying themselves as conservatives, 36% as moderates, and 20% as liberals. The likely voters who self identify as Republicans is approximately 1/3 of the electorate, the same is true of those who self identify as Democrats. This leaves approximately 40% of the electorate who are independents. Winning elections have always been about attracting the votes of those independents. The Republican party needs to finally get the message that the way to attract a winning majority of the voters in the middle is by remaining loyal to conservative principles before, during, and after the election. If Republicans do this, party 'brand' loyalty will never be an issue.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Vote Today!

Your Republic is Calling!

From now on, we all, every American, needs to come to the realization that every election is important. We must change our habits to accommodate a new mind set of being at the polls to vote every single time that they are open. No election is trivial. No race is too small. And remember, if you don't vote, you have no basis to complain. Make your voice heard, and make your opinion count.

The vast majority of America is center right. The left does not believe this. We have to prove it to them. If we wait until we no longer have the right to vote, it will be too late. Our republic is in peril, and it is up to those of us who value our freedoms and liberties to take a stand. Vote!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

FNS Interview with Rush Limbaugh

It is not often than Limbaugh grants an in depth interview. It's pretty rare. On today's Fox News Sunday, Rush gave one of the best interviews that I have seen him do. If you missed it, here it is.

The White House wasted no time in responding to the Limbaugh interview via David 'the commie' Axelrod on Face the Nation