Monday, August 31, 2009

While Obama Wrecks The American Republic...

Other Americans seriously discuss secession and civil war:

Rally at the Capitol sparks talks of secession

By: News 8 Austin Staff

Members and citizens supporting the Republican Party rallied against the Obama administration outside the Texas Capitol Saturday afternoon.

The Texas State Sovereignty or Secessions movement is backed by those who think the federal government is getting too involved in state and local government affairs.

One of the options they're considering is seceding from the United States.

"They're coming together to talk about the option of sovereignty, to rally support for state sovereignty, to encourage our state leadership, to exercise the sovereignty that Texas ought to be standing on," Republican Gubernatorial Candidate, Debra Medina, said.

Medina said another way to allow state leaders to get around federal laws is to nullify and interpose laws coming from Washington.


O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth,
That I am meek and gentle with these butchers!
Thou art the ruins of the noblest man
That ever lived in the tide of times.
Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood!
Over thy wounds now do I prophesy
Which like dumb mouths do ope their ruby lips
To beg the voice and utterance of my tongue,
A curse shall light upon the limbs of men;
Domestic fury and fierce civil strife
Shall cumber all the parts of Italy;
Blood and destruction shall be so in use,
And dreadful objects so familiar,
That mothers shall but smile when they behold
Their infants quarter'd with the hands of war;
All pity choked with custom of fell deeds,
And Caesar's spirit ranging for revenge,
With Ate by his side come hot from hell,
Shall in these confines with a monarch's voice
Cry “Havoc!” and let slip the dogs of war,
That this foul deed shall smell above the earth
With carrion men, groaning for burial.

Saturday, August 29, 2009


TO: All Progressive American Citizens

FM: Director, USSS

RE. "The Freedom Fighter's Journal"

Dear Progressive Citizens of The United States of America:

Because of your repeated and very emotional requests to The White House, this Blog under the ownership of "Ronbo" has been shut down in the interest of NATIONAL SECURITY. As is well known to Progressive Citizens, "Ronbo" has been very critical of President Obama and has said a "Second American Revolution" is inevitable. This is treason and not a lawful exercise of his rights under the First Amendment. An arrest warrant for "Ronbo" (under the name of John Doe) has been issued by the U.S. Attorney General. The physical description of "Ronbo" is as follows: white male, age range 40 to 60, hair is grey or brown, may or may not be wearing a beard, height range is five ten to six feet, weight range 180 to 200 pounds. This individual is to be considered armed and dangerous. He should not be approached by anyone other than experienced law enforcement officers. "Ronbo" was last seen by Secret Service agents in San Diego, California, but may have departed for Nevada or Utah.


The Onward March To Revolution In Our Time

The first item is a reminder that it is not just Democrats who have been getting hell at their town hall meetings. A CNN report describes and town hall meeting with John McCain. "For more than an hour, the former GOP nominee alternated between cracking some well-worn jokes from his two presidential campaigns and listening to the concerns of his constituents, one of whom demanded that McCain 'nuke' the health care plan entirely. 'No compromises, no compromises, no compromises,' chanted one woman, a self-described former Democrat. 'Senator, nuke it now!'" Senator McCain's constituents know him well, so they know that they need to repeat "no compromises" at least three times.

The pressure on Republicans is having its effect.

Though McCain firmly rejected the idea of a government-run insurance option, saying it would eventually drive private insurers out of business and lead to a full government takeover of health care, he echoed his 2008 campaign platform and said it would be irresponsible to simply "do nothing"—especially with the threat of Medicare and Social Security going broke.

"So let's go back with constructive, free-market incentives to improve the quality of health care and the affordability and availability," he said.

McCain "free-market incentives"—a proposal recycled from last year's campaign, judging from the bullet points visible in the photo at the top of this report—are a mixed bag. But they are a whole lot better than what Obama is offering.

The other article is a sharp observation by John Tamny over at RealClearMarkets on the significance of Ben Bernanke's tenure at the Fed, which everyone is discussing now that President Obama has re-nominated him for another term at his post. Bernanke is being credited by some for "saving" the financial markets by sponsoring the mega-bailout. But Tamny takes a longer view, pointing out that Bernanke has of course said that his actions last year essentially saved capitalism, but the more realistic assessment is that they discredited it. While enough's been written in this column about how TARP emasculated a banking system that is now a weakened ward of the state, not enough has been written about how the bailout of irresponsible financial institutions made capitalism less credible in the eyes of voters.

People who call themselves capitalists frequently complain about President Obama's anti-market instincts, but what will forever remain unknown is if Obama would currently be occupying the White House had the political party most associated with capitalism not retreated from it so grandly in 2008, Bernanke one of the more notable retreaters.

He then offers what I think is a very good demolition of the view that the financial markets would somehow have disappeared or ceased to function without the bailouts.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Fascist President Obama Wants Censorship of The Internet

....And he'll likely get permission from his degenerate Reichstag.

Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet.

They're not much happier about a revised version that aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, have spent months drafting behind closed doors. CNET News has obtained a copy of the 55-page draft of S.773 (excerpt), which still appears to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency.

The new version would allow the president to "declare a cybersecurity emergency" relating to "non-governmental" computer networks and do what's necessary to respond to the threat. Other sections of the proposal include a federal certification program for "cybersecurity professionals," and a requirement that certain computer systems and networks in the private sector be managed by people who have been awarded that license.

"I think the redraft, while improved, remains troubling due to its vagueness," said Larry Clinton, president of the Internet Security Alliance, which counts representatives of Verizon, Verisign, Nortel, and Carnegie Mellon University on its board. "It is unclear what authority Sen. Rockefeller thinks is necessary over the private sector. Unless this is clarified, we cannot properly analyze, let alone support the bill."

Representatives of other large Internet and telecommunications companies expressed concerns about the bill in a teleconference with Rockefeller's aides this week, but were not immediately available for interviews on Thursday.

A spokesman for Rockefeller also declined to comment on the record Thursday, saying that many people were unavailable because of the summer recess. A Senate source familiar with the bill compared the president's power to take control of portions of the Internet to what President Bush did when grounding all aircraft on Sept. 11, 2001. The source said that one primary concern was the electrical grid, and what would happen if it were attacked from a broadband connection.

When Rockefeller, the chairman of the Senate Commerce committee, and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) introduced the original bill in April, they claimed it was vital to protect national cybersecurity. "We must protect our critical infrastructure at all costs--from our water to our electricity, to banking, traffic lights and electronic health records," Rockefeller said.

The Rockefeller proposal plays out against a broader concern in Washington, D.C., about the government's role in cybersecurity. In May, President Obama acknowledged that the government is "not as prepared" as it should be to respond to disruptions and announced that a new cybersecurity coordinator position would be created inside the White House staff. Three months later, that post remains empty, one top cybersecurity aide has quit, and some wags have begun to wonder why a government that receives failing marks on cybersecurity should be trusted to instruct the private sector what to do.

Rockefeller's revised legislation seeks to reshuffle the way the federal government addresses the topic. It requires a "cybersecurity workforce plan" from every federal agency, a "dashboard" pilot project, measurements of hiring effectiveness, and the implementation of a "comprehensive national cybersecurity strategy" in six months--even though its mandatory legal review will take a year to complete.

The privacy implications of sweeping changes implemented before the legal review is finished worry Lee Tien, a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation in San Francisco. "As soon as you're saying that the federal government is going to be exercising this kind of power over private networks, it's going to be a really big issue," he says.

Probably the most controversial language begins in Section 201, which permits the president to "direct the national response to the cyber threat" if necessary for "the national defense and security." The White House is supposed to engage in "periodic mapping" of private networks deemed to be critical, and those companies "shall share" requested information with the federal government. ("Cyber" is defined as anything having to do with the Internet, telecommunications, computers, or computer networks.)

"The language has changed but it doesn't contain any real additional limits," EFF's Tien says. "It simply switches the more direct and obvious language they had originally to the more ambiguous (version)...The designation of what is a critical infrastructure system or network as far as I can tell has no specific process. There's no provision for any administrative process or review. That's where the problems seem to start. And then you have the amorphous powers that go along with it."

Translation: If your company is deemed "critical," a new set of regulations kick in involving who you can hire, what information you must disclose, and when the government would exercise control over your computers or network.

The Internet Security Alliance's Clinton adds that his group is "supportive of increased federal involvement to enhance cyber security, but we believe that the wrong approach, as embodied in this bill as introduced, will be counterproductive both from an national economic and national secuity perspective."


By Matthew Vadum

The Obama White House is behind a cynical, coldly calculated political effort to erase the meaning of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks from the American psyche and convert Sept. 11 into a day of leftist celebration and statist idolatry.

This effort to reshape the American psyche has nothing to do with healing the nation and everything to do with easing the nation along in the ongoing radical transformation of America that President Obama promised during last year’s election campaign. The president signed into law a measure in April that designated Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service, but it’s not likely many lawmakers thought this meant that day was going to be turned into a celebration of ethanol, carbon emission controls, and radical community organizing.

The administration’s plans were outlined in an Aug. 11 White House-sponsored teleconference call run by Obama ally Lennox Yearwood, president of the Hip Hop Caucus, and Liv Havstad, the group’s senior vice president of strategic partnerships and programs.

Yearwood, who uses the honorific “Reverend” before his name, has been in the news in recent years, usually for getting arrested. After Democrats took back Congress, the rowdy activist was handcuffed outside a congressional hearing in September 2007 when Gen. David Petraeus was to testify. Yearwood told the “Democracy Now” radio program that he wanted to attend the hearing to hear Petraeus give his report. “I knew that when officers lie, soldiers die,” he said.

On the Aug. 11 call, Yearwood and other leaders kept saying repeatedly that they wanted 9/11 to be used for something “positive,” “forward-leaning,” and “productive,” said a source with knowledge of the teleconference.

The plan is to turn a “day of fear” that helps Republicans into a day of activism called the National Day of Service that helps the left. In other words, nihilistic liberals are planning to drain 9/11 of all meaning.

“They think it needs to be taken back from the right,” said the source. “They’re taking that day and they’re breaking it because it gives Republicans an advantage. To them, that day is a fearful day.”

A coalition including the unsavory left-wing pressure group Color of Change and about 60 far-left, environmentalist, labor, and corporate shakedown groups participated in the call. Groups on the call included: ACORN, AFL-CIO, Apollo Alliance, Community Action Partnership, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, 80 Million Strong for Young American Jobs, Friends of the Earth, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies,, National Black Police Association, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, National Council of Negro Women, National Wildlife Federation, RainbowPUSH Coalition, Urban League, and Young Democrats of America.

Color of Change is the extremist racial grievance group that isn’t happy that TV’s Glenn Beck did several news packages on Van Jones, the self-described “communist” and “rowdy black nationalist” who became the president’s green jobs czar after jumping on the environmentalist bandwagon.

The White House may be behind a push to destroy Beck by convincing advertisers to stop buying time on his show. Jones was also on the board of the Apollo Alliance, a hard-left environmentalist group that is now running large chunks of the Obama administration. The group has acknowledged that it dictated parts of the February stimulus bill to Congress.

With the help of the Obama administration, the coalition is launching a public relations campaign under the radar of the mainstream media — which remains almost uniformly terrified of criticizing the nation’s first black president — to try to change 9/11 from a day of reflection and remembrance to a day of activism, food banks, and community gardens.
Read the rest of this article HERE (go directly to the site , this is not a link)

End note :

Remember America “We Surround Them”.

DO NOT BACK DOWN! STAND UP for the America acknowledgement of what 9/11 actually stands for. Remember 3,000+ people lost their lives that day.

From: Paul
Date: August 26, 2009 9:57:43 AM EDT
To: undisclosed-recipients: ;
Subject: Fwd: September 11, 2009

Thanks, Camie.

We have less than one month to get the word out all across

this great land and into every community in the United States of America.


On Friday, September 11th, 2009, an American flag should be displayed outside

every home, apartment, office, and store in the United States. Every individual

should make it their duty to display an American flag on this eighth anniversary

of one of our country's worst tragedies. We do this to honor those who lost

their lives on 9/11, their families, friends and loved ones who continue to endure

the pain, and those who today are fighting at home and abroad to preserve our

cherished freedoms.

In the days, weeks and months following 9/11, our country was bathed in American

flags as citizens mourned the incredible losses and stood shoulder-to-shoulder

against terrorism. Sadly, those flags have all but disappeared. Our patriotism pulled

us through some tough times and it shouldn't take another attack to galvanize us

in solidarity. Our American flag is the fabric of our country and together we can

prevail over terrorism of all kinds.

Action Plan:

So, here's what we need you to do.

(1) Forward this email to everyone you know (at least 11 people).

Please don't be the one to break this chain. Take a moment to think

back to how you felt on 9/11 and let those sentiments guide you.

(2) Fly an American flag of any size on 9/11. Honestly, Americans should fly the

flag year-round, but if you don't, then at least make it a priority on this day.

If you forward this email to least 11 people and each of those people do the

same ... you get the idea.

Thank you for your participation.

God Bless You and God Bless America

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Lieberman Calls Retreat From Socialized Medicine

Where I come from, it's considered very impolite to say uncharitable things about a man after he dies, but in the case of Ted Kennedy, I'm having a hard time finding anything good to say. So I will just say that I agree with a reader on the overall symbolic timing of Senator Kennedy's death:

Teddy's death couldn't have come at a more opportune time, in terms of political allegory—he died at a time in American history where it's becoming more and more obvious to even the most hardcore liberals, that liberalism is being rejected and discredited—that liberalism itself is dying, philosophically.

I only have two quibbles. The first is that Ted Kennedy did not represent the "liberals"; he represented the far left—a group that is too far from any advocacy of liberty to merit the use of the word "liberal." Second, the left has made one heck of an attempt to resurrect itself in the past year—a far better attempt than I thought it was capable of. But the tea party movement offers us increasing hope that this re-animation of the undead left is failing.

Kennedy's passing will give the left one last burst of energy in pushing their agenda. Already, Senator Robert Byrd is trying to exploit Kennedy's death to promote the health-care bill, declaring, "In his honor and as a tribute to his commitment to his ideals, let us stop the shouting and name calling and have a civilized debate on health care reform which I hope, when legislation has been signed into law, will bear his name for his commitment to insuring the health of every American."

This is predictable, and I was afraid it might actually work with some people. But check out the comments field in the report I just linked to, and it's pretty clear that Byrd's gambit isn't going over.

And Kennedy's death turns the numbers against the Democrats. Chris Matthews correctly points out that Kennedy's absence (and the time it will take to select a replacement) leaves the Democrats with only 59 votes in the Senate, not the 60 they needed to steamroller Republicans and eliminate the threat of a filibuster. Matthews is also right about how devastating a failure will be for the left: "the message people will remember is that you tried to create socialism and you failed."

And they are failing. First it was liberal Republican Chuck Grassley who declared the health-care bill dead. Now it's far-left Democrat Russ Feingold. TIA Daily reader Wayne Kline brought my attention to an article about Feingold's statement at a town hall meeting in Wisconsin.

US Sen. Russ Feingold told a large crowd gathered for a listening session in Iron County last week there would likely be no health care bill before the end of the year—and perhaps not at all.
It was an assessment Feingold said he didn't like, but the prospect of no health care legislation brought a burst of applause from a packed house of nearly 150 citizens at the Mercer Community Center.

"Nobody is going to bring a bill before Christmas, and maybe not even then, if this ever happens," Feingold said. "The divisions are so deep. I never seen anything like that."

And now Joe Lieberman is sounding a retreat from the health-care bill. Below, Dick Morris describes how Lieberman's complaints about runaway deficits will provide the cover under which a lot of moderate Democrats will excuse their abandonment of Obama's unpopular health-care plan.

No, we haven't won yet; don't get complacent. But the dominos are beginning to fall.

"Joe's Critique May Turn Tide," Dick Morris, New York Post, August 26

Senator Joseph Lieberman's criticism of the Obama health-care initiative may prove to be a pivotal turning point.
Others have focused exclusively on the Obama plan's impact on health care. The elderly worry about bearing the brunt of the inevitable rationing; others look with alarm at the de facto socialization of one-sixth of our economy.

But Lieberman's critique doesn't center on the program's health-care aspects or even on its ultimate desirability. Rather, he questions the wisdom of attempting so radical a transformation and so extensive—and expensive—an extension of government's role in our economy during a major recession attended by a huge budget deficit….

The elderly may worry about the reform bill's cuts of $500 billion in Medicare and Medicaid over the ensuing decade; conservatives may fret over socialization of health care. But the average American can relate most easily to the concerns over the size of the debt and the deficit that Lieberman articulates.

This also gives moderates a place to go in the health-care debate. Caught in the tug between the liberals who dominate Democratic primaries and the more conservative voices that may prevail in November, centrist Democrats can rally easily around Joe Lieberman's "not now" approach.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Still Loyal Majority Opposition

I have received notes from some readers who have tried attending their local town hall meetings, only to find it an exercise in frustration. I want to encourage them that they have not wasted their time—but first a couple of descriptions of their experiences, so that anyone who has not yet gone to a town hall can get an idea of what he might be in for.

From Florida, Rick Marchetta reports:

"I tried to attend my district's town hall meeting to hear and perhaps question my congressman, Robert Wexler, on August 20. I was curious whether he was going to be available for such an event and had been frequenting his web site for press releases or other announcements. Nothing. Then I received a notification from South Florida Tea Party of the scheduled town hall.

"I decided to arrive 1-1/2 hours early believing this would allow me an opportunity to register and take a seat. Earlier, this spring, I attended a Wexler town hall on real estate reform and banking reform at the same civic center and had no problem with parking or seating. Boy, did I get a surprise. The town hall was set to begin at 1 PM. On the way to the civic center I heard on the radio that all tickets were sold out! Tickets! I had no idea they were selling tickets! It turned out that the Alliance for Retired Americans had 'sponsored' this town hall and had made it a ticket only event, passing out tickets to their members, thus assuring that this particular town hall was packed with community activist retirees fully committed to universal health care (as is Wexler). No chance to have my voice heard by my congressman….

"The newspapers estimate that approximately 500 anti-Obamacare protesters were outside and at least that many supporters. Inside there were 500 almost entirely committed to universal health care.

"The reason I bring this to your attention is to make the point that the battle is far from won. Obama's roots are firmly entrenched in community activism…. They have collectivism instincts and herd together when threatened, and they are taking the offensive….

"I don't have confidence that collectivism is truly on the defensive. Not by what I witnessed."

He provides a link to a news report on the event, which begins with this amusing line:

The key to a orderly town hall meeting, it seems, is a closed door. The Florida Alliance for Retired Americans turned its annual healthcare forum into a ticketed event mostly for its members, ensuring a friendly audience for US Reps. Alcee Hastings of Miramar and Robert Wexler of Boca Raton….

But outside the closed doors of the South County Civic Center was the hollering, finger-pointing and sign-waving that has defined public meetings on health care this month as Congress contemplates sweeping reforms.

"No Obamacare! Free market. Free America," shouted Everett Wilkinson, chairman of the South Florida Tea Party, over a bullhorn.

From Southern Virginia, Catherine Hughes reports on a town hall with Tom Perriello, the congressman for my neighboring district. I've dismissed Perriello's "Tom in Your Town" appearances, because they seemed to be oriented toward one-on-one meetings with constituents, but I have to give him more credit. It looks like he has been facing his constituents in public.

"Perriello came into the room about 5 minutes late, and as he passed by I reached out and handed him a small 'don't tread on me' flag on a stick. He was expecting to shake my hand but instead I gave him the flag and said 'here, take this.' He accepted the flag and laid it down when he took off his jacket.

"He took questions in threes and then responded. He commented that this was his 13th Town Hall in 18 days…. He was pleasant and seemed to have a practiced answer for every objection. Some positions he took: He and a group of freshmen had been part of a group asking to postpone passage of the health care bill until September. He was firmly against abortions being paid for in the bill. The health bill would be deficit neutral. He was from a family of doctors and understands better than most what they faced and for this reason would be on their side. He has read the house bill three times.

"Most of the questions and comments were from those against the bill and the local head of the Republican party had the bill there in print…. Several offered support for the bill…. It was most interesting to see the anger from one questioner who told him he had stood in the rain for 16 hours on election day helping him to get elected, and Obama and Congress had all the power, so why wasn't the single payer option the only option for the plan? This man was very unhappy.

"The most eloquent speaker was Dr. Bailey from Bracey, VA, a well respected family practitioner…. In his soft spoken manner, he beautifully explained that doctors have to artificially inflate their prices because Medicare has set the standard about what percentage he will be paid and the insurance companies have followed their suit. Government regulations have already hurt the medical field. He has to plead with insurance companies to get them to sign off on a simple drug like one that will decrease stomach acid. He has to order a battery of expensive tests to CYA when a patient comes in complaining of vertigo to avoid civil liability. He said most doctors were very unhappy and America was facing an influx of doctors from foreign countries because not many Americans wanted to practice and face all the hurdles and liabilities that he does. He called for Tort Reform. He was an extremely popular speaker.

"He was followed by a pharmacist from Chase City who recently spent $4,000 and eight months to get recertified so he could dispense a diabetes test strip. If he had not done this, he was threatened with having his Medicaid "license" pulled and given to another pharmacy. He stated he has to keep 20 to 30 pages of documents for each drug he dispensed and was deluged with record keeping. His point was that there was already plenty of senseless government regulation and interference.

"Finally, a gentleman closed with some good points and simple questions to Perriello such as how it would all be paid for….

"He felt our wrath, we made a statement with our signs, and will be ready for another day.

"When we got home, I felt defeated. Anything said went on deaf ears. These town halls are merely an exercise for Perriello so he can say he actually went out and listened to his constituents. My husband reminded me that it was 10 to 1 against health care reform and that Perriello tried his best to ignore that. But I get the feeling that some kind of reform will indeed pass and then they will get single payer in the end anyway."

This is going to be typical of a lot of people's experience: that they seem to be talking to a brick wall. Their congressman is already committed to the agenda of the left and will either evade his constituents or, if he is a slicker, more confident type, let their comments roll off his back.

And yet, even at these events, your impact may be greater than you realize. Part of the reason Perriello puts on a brave face is that he won last year's election, unseating a Republican incumbent, by less than 700 votes. So when the leftist stands up and complains that he campaigned for Perreillo and is angry that the Democrats aren't pushing us straight into socialized medicine, Perriello is thinking: I need that man. I need enthusiastic leftists who will stand out in the rain and knock on doors to drum up votes for me. So he does not dare to renounce the leftist cause. And yet, he also knows that the people in that room were 10-to-1 against this bill, and that they may be motivated to campaign against him and vote against him next year.

Do not underestimate what this kind of dilemma does to a politician. Right now, I am sure he is looking for a way to avoid having the bill come up for a final vote, so he won't have to anger his anti-socialist constituents by voting for it—but in a way that will not make it look like his fault, so he won't have to disillusion his leftist supporters by voting against it.

The same goes, by the way, for that congressman down in Florida who only goes to fake town hall meetings packed with supporters. Believe me, he knows that his town hall is fake and that it does not reflect the views of his broader constituency. These guys are practiced at putting on a brave face and looking unruffled in public. But on the inside, they're making calculations, and those calculations are moving against Obama's health-care plan.

And also remember that your target is not just your own congressman. Politics moves in odd ways, and be assured that other congressmen are watching your town hall meetings as a measure of the overall mood of the American people. So while your congressman might be a committed leftist whose vote can't be swayed, you might sway the vote of another congressman who is on the fence.

We've already done this with Chuck Grassley, the Iowa senator and notoriously liberal Republican who was expected to lead the Republican cave-in to a "bipartisan" compromise on this bill. But Grassley has tipped against the bill.

Mr. Grassley's criticisms echoed those of other Republicans who have turned more decisively against Democratic-led legislation in recent days. Sen. Richard Lugar (R., Ind.) said Sunday that President Barack Obama should focus on boosting the economy and drop health care until "next year or in subsequent times." The Senate's No. 2 Republican, Jon Kyl of Arizona, said last week, "There is no way that Republicans are going to support a trillion-dollar-plus bill."

Mr. Grassley…is typical of Republicans whose rejection of a public option has hardened over the August recess….

Questions and comments from the crowd of mostly older retirees were generally sympathetic to Mr. Grassley's positions. "The mood of the country is sour," said Charles Anderson, 74, who retired from the retail grocery business. "People are as distrustful of government as I've ever seen."…

Mr. Jensen, the mayor, said Mr. Obama received about 60% of the votes here in the 2008 presidential election. But Mr. Jensen estimated that 90% of this town of about 4,500 people were leaning against significant health-care reform because of the potential cost.

"People have worked hard here all their lives," Mr. Jensen said. "They see this as having to pay to take care of someone else."

In a good article on Republican resistance to Obama, Fred Barnes points to the relative firmness of the Republican opposition in Congress—something that should not be taken for granted—and points out how it yields dividends in its effect on the large bloc of conservative Democrats.

What the GOP has done best has been to make and win arguments. This is the key to successful opposition. Seeking compromise, being conciliatory, pretending bipartisanship exists when it doesn't all play into the hands of the majority. These tactics are a ticket to permanent minority status. By making the case against Mr. Obama's policies, Republicans have given themselves a chance to again win favor with voters….

Their first big step was to oppose the economic "stimulus" package. Many in the media insisted Republicans had a death wish when they unanimously rejected it in the House and by a near-unanimous vote in the Senate. The press was wrong. This was the smartest move Republicans have made all year, one with several positive repercussions….

There's an even more important consequence of Republican opposition. It's preventing dozens of moderate House Democrats in Republican-leaning districts from going for ObamaCare. They won't vote for it without Republican cover. Republicans are 40 votes short of a House majority, yet they're thwarting Mr. Obama's chief domestic priority. That's effective opposition.

This is a timeless example of the power of a committed minority. If a bunch of Republican politicians—people not noted for standing resolutely on principle—can have that effect, think how much a principled minority of the American people can accomplish.

The momentum is already beginning to shift. A new announcement has done even more damage to Obama's agenda. It turns out that the already astonishing deficits projected for the next ten years were underestimated. They actually add up to $9 trillion, and you can bet that this is still a low estimate. As this report notes, that announcement "provid[es] further fiscal fodder to opponents of Obama's nearly $1 trillion healthcare overhaul plan."

Electorally, the public turn against Obama's agenda will have wide effects. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is already polling well behind his likely Republican challengers and may lose his Senate seat next year.

And the long-term effects could be even wider. An op-ed in the Washington Post notes that "The arguments that have been made against the public option (a health insurance plan sold and administered by the federal government) apply with equal or greater force to Medicare." Thus, "If you are against the public option, you should be deeply, fundamentally, bitterly against Medicare." Absolutely true. But he then uses this as an argument in favor of Obama's plan, because he assumes that everyone supports Medicare.

I'm not so sure that this is true. In fact, the upsurge against government controlled medicine could be harnessed into a political campaign to roll back the wide government involvement we already have. In his note to me, Rick Marchetta stressed the important of having our own, positive agenda for the free-market reform of health care. I agree and will have much more to say on this soon.

But keep something in mind when you go to your town hall meeting or to future tea party rallies on this issue. The prize is not just influencing your congressman's vote on this one bill. It is influencing the overall political direction of the country and turning the political momentum in favor of free markets.

This is an achievable goal—maybe not in your district, but definitely on a national scale. And in this battle, any show of resistance to statism makes a difference.

Teddy Kennedy Is Dead: He Will Not Be Missed

Three words on Edward Kennedy: degenerate leftard filth. A pity the bastard lived so long. MAY HE BURN IN HELL!!!!

August 30, 2009
Ted Kennedy - A life of debauchery
By Bob Weir

"Death makes angels of us all," wrote the author and poet, Jim Morrison. So it appears to be with the demise of the "Liberal lion of the Senate," Ted Kennedy. The man whose life reads like a manual for bad behavior is, in death, being lionized by those who continue to repudiate his myriad transgressions. What kind of a country are we if we willingly blind ourselves to evil because it masquerades as virtue?

For the past 40 years our country has, from time to time, been influenced by a man most notable for fleeing the scene of a negligent homicide and attempting to have someone else take the blame for him. Even with the entrenched power of the Kennedys in Massachusetts, they couldn't keep all the facts surrounding the drowning death of Mary Jo Kopechne from being publicized. God only knows what that poor woman went through as she waited in a watery grave, perhaps believing that the man who saved himself would come back to save her. If she expected a profile in courage from Ted Kennedy, she died disappointed.

When Kennedy drove off the Dyke Bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, his car landed upside down in 7 feet of water. Some ten hours later, when he had contrived a statement of the occurrence, the senator, who had been partying with the young woman and volunteered to drive her home, said he had been able to swim free of the vehicle, but wasn't able to save his passenger. Evidently, he also wasn't able to summon help from those who might have been able to save her life. In fact, he didn't even report the accident until conferring with friends and aides who assisted him with his statement.

During that time, which records indicate took about ten hours, Ms. Kopechne remained in the water. Two amateur fishermen, who came across the overturned car about 8 am, the following morning, called authorities, who immediately sent a diver to investigate. During testimony at the subsequent inquest, the diver said the woman's body was huddled into a spot where an air bubble must have formed. His interpretation was that she had survived in that bubble "for at least two hours down there." Furthermore, he concluded that, had he received a call soon after the accident, "there is a strong possibility that she would have been alive on removal from the submerged car."

Whenever I recall this tragic incident, what truly eats at me is the image of that woman huddled into a small space and struggling for each breath of life, while the coward who put her there was struggling to come up with an alibi to save his political future. How low on the evolutionary scale do you have to be to leave someone to drown in the dark, murky water, as you figure out an angle to free yourself of culpability?

The actions of Ted Kennedy that fateful night spoke volumes about the lack of courage and character in the man. The fact that he was continually reelected to his senate seat speaks volumes about the lack of character in the Massachusetts electorate. Rather than risk the loss of political power from a Kennedy, who could exert enough muscle to steer huge federal funds to the state, the voters evidently decided they could be bought, so they overlooked his pusillanimity as well as his misanthropy. Even the impact of that tragedy didn't stop this womanizing sot from continuing his life of debauchery.

There are those who say his senate career was fruitful for the country. I disagree on the grounds that a person who has demonstrated a complete absence of integrity is not capable of being productive in any commendable area of human endeavor. The fact remains that Ted Kennedy left a woman for dead as he ran away from the scene and didn't report it until he had no other option. Did he spend a minute thinking about the water rising to her mouth and choking off her oxygen?

If that had been your daughter, or my daughter, that he left to drown, how much torment and pain would we have suffered through the years as we watched this guy giving noble speeches for decades, and even having the temerity to run for president? All the contrived rhetoric since then about him having compassion for the little guy is nothing more than the liberal left in constant pursuit of a decent legacy for an unprincipled and pathetic excuse for a human being. Perhaps now, Mary Jo can rest in peace.

Bob Weir is a former detective sergeant in the New York City Police Department. He is the executive editor of The News Connection in Highland Village, Texas. Email Bob.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


About an hour ago, the "Doctor of Democracy" - Rush Limbaugh - made the same announcement the author of TFFJ and others made last year - To wit - Obama is a revolutionary fascist leader bent on changing this country's political orientation from a Free Republic to that of a fascist dictatorship.


Monday, August 24, 2009


The American military establishment - veterans and active duty - have the weapons, training, organization and guts necessary to overthrow the government and cancel your meal ticket.

Be Afraid Congressman...Be Very Afraid....BEWARE THE ANGER OF THE LEGIONS!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Obama Fascism T-Shirt


The Second American Revolution Has Begun!

Gerald Celente
August 13, 2009

KINGSTON, NY — The natives are restless. The third shot of the “Second American Revolution” has been fired. History is being made. But just as with the first two shots, the third shot is not being heard.

The White House and the media have labeled protestors “conservative fringe elements,” or as players in staged events organized by Republican operatives that have been egged on by Fox news and right-wing radio show hosts.

America is seething. Not since the Civil War has anything like this happened. But the protests are either being intentionally downplayed or ignorantly misinterpreted.

The first shot was fired on April 15, 2009. Over 700 anti-tax rallies and “Tea Parties” erupted nationwide. Rather than acknowledge their significance, the general media either ignored or ridiculed both protests and protestors, playing on “tea bagging” for its sexual innuendo.

Initially President Obama said he was unaware of the tea parties. The White House later warned they could “mutate” into something “unhealthy.”

Shot #2 was fired on the Fourth of July, when throngs of citizens across the nation gathered to again protest “taxation without representation.” And as before, the demonstrations were branded right-wing mischief and dismissed.

The third volley, fired in early August, was aimed point blank at Senators and House members pitching President Obama’s health care reform package to constituents. In fiery town hall meetings, enraged citizens shouted down their elected representatives. It took a strong police presence and/or burly bodyguards to preserve a safe physical space between the politicians and irate townspeople.

The White House and the media have labeled protestors “conservative fringe elements,” or as players in staged events organized by Republican operatives that have been egged on by Fox news and right-wing radio show hosts.

In regard to this latest wave of outbursts, health industry interests opposed to any reform are also being blamed for inciting the public. But organized or spontaneous is not the issue. While most protestors exhibit little grasp of the complex 1000 page health care reform document (that nary a legislator has read either), their emotion is clearly real and un-staged.

Rightly or wrongly, the legislation is regarded as yet another straw on the already overloaded camel’s back. A series of gigantic, unpopular government-imposed (but taxpayer-financed) bailouts, buyouts, rescue and stimulus packages have been stuffed down the gullet of Americans. With no public platform to voice their opposition, options for citizens have been limited to fruitless petitions, e-mails and phone calls to Congress all fielded by anonymous staff underlings.

Now, with Congress in recess and elected representatives less than a stone’s throw away, the public is exploding. The devil is not in the details of the heath care reform, the devil is the government mandating health care. Regardless of how the plan is pitched or what is being promised, to the public the legislation is yet another instance of big government taking another piece out of their lives and making them pay for it; again telling them what they can or cannot do.

•Though in its early stages, the “Second American Revolution” is underway. Yet, what we forecast will become the most profound political trend of the century ­ the trend that will change the world ­ is still invisible to the same experts, authorities and pundits who didn’t see the financial crisis coming until the bottom fell out of the economy.

Trend Forecast: Conditions will continue to deteriorate. The global economy is terminally ill. The recession is in a brief remission, not the early stages of recovery. Cheap money, easy credit and unrestrained borrowing brought on an economic crisis that cannot be cured by monetary and fiscal policies that promote more cheap money, easy credit and unrestrained borrowing.

Nevertheless, Washington will continue to intervene, tax and exert control. Protests will escalate and riots will follow.

Fourth Shot of the “Second American Revolution”: While there are many wild cards that could light the fuse, The Trends Research Institute forecasts that if the threat of government-forced Swine Flu vaccinations is realized, it will be the fourth shot. Tens of millions will fight for their right to remain free and unvaccinated.

Publisher’s Note: The power of the Internet and new technologies is inexorably fermenting the “Second American Revolution.” However widespread and emotionally charged, had the tax rallies, tea parties and healthcare reform protests occurred in years past, they might have been covered by the local media, but might not have made national headline news and thus would have died stillborn.

Now, with the ubiquitous camera-equipped cell phone, universal access to YouTube, and millions of twitters and tweets, the uprisings cannot be ignored, contained, managed, spun or edited down. The revolutionary fervor will prove contagious.

Can anything stop it?

Trend Forecast: Before the momentum of the “Second American Revolution” becomes unstoppable, it could be derailed through some false flag event designed to deceive the public, or a genuine event or crisis capable of rallying the entire nation behind the President. In a worst-case scenario, according to Trends Research Institute Director, Gerald Celente, “Given the pattern of governments to parlay egregious failures into mega-failures, the classic trend they follow, when all else fails, is to take their nation to war.”

A false flag attempt, a genuine crisis, or a declaration of war, may slow the momentum of the “Second American Revolution,” but nothing will stop it.


Saturday, August 22, 2009

Yes, John Voight, Obama Is Starting A Civil War

"There's a real question at stake now. Is President Obama creating a civil war in our own country?" Mr. Voight tells Inside the Beltway

Jon Voight: Obama starting a civil war

A cabal of Radical Socialist Democrats led by Obama have illegally (Obama is not a native born American and, therefore, not eligible to be president; he is a usurper*) taken command of the federal government and are in the process of seizing control of the entire country. So far the Plan is working, although counter revolution is brewing. This is to be expected. In 1918 the counter revolutionaries in Russia began a three year civil war against the Bolsheviks who had seized power in Russia from the Provisional Government during the infamous "Red October" putsch of 1917.

I have been writing quite often on this Blog over the last four years on the contemporary civil war/revolution that is already in progress in a nonviolent stage. The two main actors in this drama are the Rightists who stand for capitalism, individualism and a representative democracy, and the Leftists who stand for socialism, collectivism and an authoritarian state.

In years past, these two major divisions in American politics were able to compromise their disagreements, but since 1980 most Rightists have moved into the Republican Party and the Leftists into the Democrat Party. This is the same sort of division that happened just prior to the great Civil War of 1861 to 1865.

A soldier writes his fellow Countrymen from Iraq concerning the division of politics and lack of support of the Armed Forces of the Republic that can only end in civil war.

A Soldier Addresses The Republic:

"We had been told, on leaving our native soil, that we were going to defend the sacred rights conferred on us by so many of our citizens settled overseas, so many years of our presence, so many benefits brought by us to populations in need of our assistance and our civilisation."

"We were able to verify that all this was true, and, because it was true, we did not hesitate to shed our quota of blood, to sacrifice our youth and our hopes. We regretted nothing, but whereas we over here are inspired by this frame of mind, I am told that in Rome factions and conspiracies are rife, that treachery flourishes, and that many people in their uncertainty and confusion lend a ready ear to the dire temptations of relinquishment and vilify our action. "

"I cannot believe that all this is true and yet recent wars have shown how pernicious such a state of mind could be and to where it could lead. "

"Make haste to reassure me, I beg you, and tell me that our fellow-citizens understand us, support us and protect us as we ourselves are protecting the glory of the Empire. If it should be otherwise, if we should have to leave our bleached bones on these desert sands in vain, then beware of the anger of the Legions ! ! "

*Written to his cousin Tertullus in Rome, Marcus Flavinius, centurion in the 2nd Cohort of the Augusta Legion from contemporary Iraq in the 1st Century A.D.

A Statesman warns the Citizens:

A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided.

It will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new — North as well as South.

The House Divided Speech was an address given by Abraham Lincoln (who would later become U.S. President) on 16 June 1858, in Springfield, Illinois, upon accepting the Illinois Republican Party's nomination for that state's US senatorship. The speech became the launching point for his unsuccessful campaign for Senate against Stephen A. Douglas, which included the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858. The speech created a lasting image of the danger of disunion because of slavery, and it rallied Republicans across the North. Along with the Gettysburg Address and his second inaugural address, this became one of the best-known speeches of his career.

A contemporary politician says:

"America is coming apart, decomposing, and...the likelihood of her survival as one improbable -- and impossible if America continues on her current course," declares Pat Buchanan. "For we are on a path to national suicide."

Patrick Joseph Buchanan (born November 2, 1938) is an U.S. politician, author, syndicated columnist and broadcaster. He ran in the 2000 presidential election on the Reform Party ticket. He also sought the Republican presidential nomination in 1992 and 1996.

Buchanan was a senior advisor to three American presidents, Nixon, Ford and Reagan, and was an original host on CNN's Crossfire. He also co-founded The American Conservative magazine and launched The American Cause, a paleoconservative foundation. He has been published in many publications, including Human Events, National Review, The Nation and Rolling Stone.

On American television, he is currently a political analyst on the MSNBC cable network and a regular on The McLaughlin Group.

A Leftist book review notes:

Few people would dispute that the politics of Washington are as polarized today as they have been in decades. The question Ronald Brownstein poses in this provocative book is whether what he calls “extreme partisanship” is simply a result of the tactics of recent party leaders, or whether it is an enduring product of a systemic change in the structure and behavior of the political world. Brownstein, formerly the chief political correspondent for The Los Angeles Times and now the political director of the Atlantic Media Company, gives considerable credence to both explanations. But the most important part of “The Second Civil War” — and the most debatable — is his claim that the current political climate is the logical, perhaps even inevitable, result of a structural change that stretched over a generation.

The Bloggers say that revolution/civil war has already begun on both sides of the Pond and the time has come to form Citizen's Militias.

A modest proposal for revolution made by myself and the Gunslinger on our Blogs were met with approval by a British cousin. The issue in debate is this one: Has the time come for British and American patriots to think seriously about arming themselves and forming Citizen's Militias based on the Minuteman Model of the American Revolution?

I advocate this serious step towards civil war and/or revolution because I see the ruling Establishments on both sides of the Pond increasingly moving in the direction of tyranny and are already making a de facto and de jure war against the God given civil rights of Britons and Americans. Therefore, we who love our countries, have no other good option except to revolt against current ruling oligarchy whose vast numbers of petty politicians and bureaucrats seem determined to ignore all our petitions of redress and place the chains of slavery on us all.

A Modest Proposal

*Usurper Definition:

1. To seize and hold (the power or rights of another, for example) by force or without legal authority. See Synonyms at appropriate.
2. To take over or occupy without right: usurp a neighbor's land.
3. To take the place of (another) without legal authority; supplant.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Friday August 21

Juvenile Court House

2000 E. Michigan St. Orlando, Fl 32806

11:30am - Press Conference
12:00pm - Demonstration in Support of Rifqa
3:00pm – Rifqa Hearing


For Details Contact:
“CJ” at (561) 324-1224

The Marine Corps Hates Obama

Say what you will about George W. Bush, but he is a Patriot and loved by the military, especially the Marines. Little Barry Obama - a.k.a. "The Joker" - is hated by the military, in particular the Marines. The proof is in the video below:

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- The debate over health care reform got rowdy again Tuesday, this time in Brevard County. The legislation in front of Congress right now has led to a lot of angry debates across the country.

Tuesday, the AARP tried to answer questions from some angry residents there. They all came here to be heard and, with no other public forum offered by congressional leaders in Brevard County, they turned to the AARP to demand answers.

"Why wouldn't AARP insist the government fix Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security before we discuss anything?" one attendee asked.

More than 300 Brevard County residents packed the Senior Resource Center in Viera. A resounding majority of them told the AARP they did not want the so-called "public option," where the federal government provides an insurance plan to compete with the private sector.

Many fear companies will drop private insurance and force them into the government plan and one senior wanted to know why the AARP hasn't publicly opposed it.

"I want to know why you have not done that. I resent that you have not done that," one senior said.

When one woman stood up to say she endorsed a plan that would provide health care for everyone she was heckled and called a communist.

"I want universal health care for everyone in this room," the woman said before being met with angry response.

Florida's head of the AARP said the group has not endorsed any health care proposal and is only lobbying for specific areas of health care reform and said she would take what they heard at the meeting to their lobbyists in Washington.

People at the meeting, though, were very skeptical. Not only did many of them say they don't trust the government, they questioned the AARP's association with unions and whether they were looking out for the interest of their own insurance arm rather than their membership.

Meanwhile in Orange County Democrat Congressman Grayson is called anti-American scum

Yes, Americans Do Care About British Soldiers!

First of all, let me say I have many friends in the British National Party and I understand their position - that Afghanistan is an American campaign. I would also add that I believe this was a just and necessary war to rid the world of the prime breeding ground for Islamofascists who attacked the USA Homeland on 9/11 - a position that puts me at odds with the majority of Britons.

Having said that let this Yank express his gratitude for the heroism displayed daily by British soldiers fighting shoulder to shoulder with their American allies in yet another battle for the survival of Western Civilization. One of my uncles, Oscar Scott of the U.S. Infantry, served along side British troops in Italy during WW II from 1943 to 1945. Oscar came to admire the courage of British soldiers and his unit had a saying that if the British were on your right flank then no danger could come from that direction. I served near the British during my tour in Berlin during the Cold War (1974 to 1977) at the Teufelsberg (Devil's Mountain) Communication site in the British sector where we Military Intelligence people kept an Eagle's Eye on the Group Soviet Forces Germany - And like my Uncle Oscar I formed a very favorable of the Royal Army and Air Force personnel who served with me at Teufelsberg.

19 August 2009
Helmand Province, Afghanistan

A gunshot ripped through the darkness and a young British soldier fell dying on FOB Jackson. I was just nearby talking on the satellite phone and saw the commotion. The soldier was taken to the medical tent and a helicopter lifted him to the excellent trauma center at Camp Bastion. That he made it to Camp Bastion alive dramatically improved his chances. But his life teetered and was in danger of slipping away. Making matters worse, the British medical system back in the United Kingdom did not possess the specialized gear needed to save his life. Americans had the right gear in Germany, and so the British soldier was put into the American system.

British officers in his unit, 2 Rifles, wanted to track their man every step of the way, and to ensure that his family was informed and supported in this time of high stress. Yet having their soldier suddenly in the American system caused a temporary glitch in communications with folks in Germany. The British leadership in Sangin could have worked through the glitch within some hours, but that would have been hours wasted, and they wanted to know the status of their soldier now. So a British officer in Sangin – thinking creatively –asked if I knew any shortcuts to open communications. The right people were only an email away: Soldiers Angels. And so within about two minutes, these fingers typed an email with this subject heading: CALLING ALL ANGELS.

Soldiers’ Angels Shelle Michaels and MaryAnn Phillips moved into action. Day by day British officers mentioned how Soldiers Angels were proving to be incredibly helpful. The soldiers expressed deep and sincere appreciation. Yet again, the Angels arrived during a time of need.
The severely wounded soldier, whose name I will not print without explicit permission, is recovering in the United Kingdom.

Two or three weeks after the injury, I was having dinner with a British Major and several Captains. The Major talked reverently about Soldiers Angels, and then about a herculean effort that the United States military extended to save a single British soldier. I had no idea about that effort. I just heard the gunshot, saw the soldier carried away into the night, and heard the helicopter roar into the darkness. I knew Soldiers’ Angels had intervened back in Germany, but the details that followed came as incredible surprise. The U.S. military had quietly moved Heaven and Earth to save a single British “Squaddie.”

Please read the following description, authored in part by Soldiers’ Angel Mary Ann Phillips:


Mike Yon: "Do Americans Care About British Soldiers?"

Yes, Americans do care about British soldiers!

And so does the British National Party.

Monday, August 17, 2009


Our Central Florida Fascist Congressman Alan Grayson has come out of hiding to hold a town hall meeting. It is set for tonight at 7:45, at a Union Hall at 820 Virginia Drive in Orlando. But be there early.

It's easy to get to. Take I-4 to Exit 85, Princeton Street. If coming from South, turn right, eastbound at exit. If coming from North, turn left under I-4 to go eastbound on Princeton.

Proceed 1/4 mile east on Princeton to first traffic light at North Orange Avenue. (Big enclosed 7-11 on Corner) Turn right to go southbound on North Orange Avenue about 1/2 to traffic light at Virginia Drive. Virginia Drive only goes to left. There is a big diner restaurant and Harmon's Photo on corner.

Turn left eastbound onto Virginia Drive. You will immediately cross RR tracks. 820 Virginia Drive will be about 1/3 mile on left, corner of Dauphin Lane.

If you get to North Mills Ave with 7-11, Circle K and car wash on corner, you have gone 1/2 mile too far on Virginia Drive.

Get there early. If asked by union goons who or what you support, say you are undecided.

I will try to get a FREE REPUBLIC (FR) banner or sign past the union goons. Watch for it. Wear an FR label once you get into place with friends.

Bring signs, (no sticks) little air horns, whistles, cameras, flags. Fight your way to the front and get into groups. Be ready to support each other. Wear bright colors, as much red white and blue as possible. Be sober!

Be polite when Grayson starts to speak. Let him thank us for being there, As soon as he gets into lying about how good Obamacare is, whoop it up.

When one of our people speaks, keep everyone quiet. Get to microphones. I will try to bring a portable PA.

If someone attacks one of our people, defend them, get the cops involved ASAP, press charges.

Be polite to news media. Have a few smart sound bites ready. Things like "Ms Pelosi calls us an angry mob of criminals. We actually are group of Americans that have simply taken enough bad government and oppressive laws and we won't take it or their lies any more!"

Obama Called Anti-Semite By Israeli Minister

...As if we didn't know our Fascist American Leader Obama was an anti-Semite: Hatred of the Jews comes with the territory.

Minister Herschkowitz: Some of Obama's policies are 'borderline anti-Semitic'

Aug. 16, 2009


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will reject US President Barack Obama's request for a freeze on natural growth in Judea and Samaria, Habayit Hayehudi head Daniel Herschkowitz said Sunday, based on conversations with Netanyahu.

In an interview with the science and technology minister at his Jerusalem office, Herschkowitz told The Jerusalem Post that he did not believe Netanyahu would cross any red lines of Habayit Hayehudi, the most right-wing party in his coalition.

"From my own talks with the prime minister, I can say confidently that I don't think he will freeze natural growth in the settlements," Herschkowitz said. "I am sure he is in favor of allowing natural growth, but he must navigate smartly and walk between the rain drops to ensure that he will get along with the American administration."

Herschkowitz suggested that an arrangement could be found that could allow construction in the settlements to continue without public acknowledgment.

He said this would be preferable to the opposite scenario of press reports of settlement construction when in fact there is none.

A former resident of Madison, Wisconsin, where he was a mathematics professor at the University of Wisconsin, Herschkowitz did not hold back criticism for Obama, especially his decision to grant the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former UN human rights commissioner and longtime Israel basher Mary Robinson.

"I am disappointed in Obama's policies," Herschkowitz said. "Some of the steps he has taken, like giving a medal to Mary Robinson, are borderline anti-Semitic. Israel is an independent state. Relations with the US are important, but relations must go both ways. I don't know if Obama understands it, but most Americans believe that Israel is their only anchor in the Middle East."

Herschkowitz has been criticized by the Right for praising Netanyahu's June 14 policy address at Bar-Ilan University's Begin-Sadat Center in which he conditionally endorsed the creation of a Palestinian state.

He said he himself opposed a Palestinian state, but a prime minister had to speak differently than the average politician.

"It was a good speech, because he shifted the ball to the other side by setting important conditions," Herschkowitz said. "If they can't accept recognizing a Jewish state and the end of the conflict, it shows their real face. But if they would have, there would have been something to talk about. A leader must say yes, and not just no, so it's ideal to say yes while shifting the ball back to the other side."

The Habayit Hayehudi leader said there was a consensus that Israel did not want to control the Palestinians. He said a demilitarized Palestinian state as Netanyahu outlined it would not be that different from the autonomy the overwhelming majority of the Palestinians already had.

But Herschkowitz said he did not think a peace agreement could be reached.

"It is clear that there is no partner," Herschkowitz said. "Every diplomatic plan, even the most conservative one, is wishful thinking, because there is no plan that both sides would accept."

Regarding the tensions inside Habayit Hayehudi, Herschkowitz denied charges he had made a political deal with Netanyahu to vote for his Israel Lands Authority bill, a vote that enraged the other two MKs in his party, Zevulun Orlev and Uri Orbach. His opponents in the party accused him of receiving a commitment in return from Netanyahu that he would no longer advance the mini-Norwegian bill that would have forced Herschkowitz to quit the Knesset in favor of former MK Nisan Slomiansky.

While Herschkowitz said he had a long talk with Orbach, he admitted he had not yet discussed the matter with Orlev nearly two weeks after the August 5 clash in which Orlev called Herschkowitz's behavior shameful.

Netanyahu had threatened to fire Herschkowitz had he voted against the bill. Herschkowitz's associates mocked Orlev for urging him to take a step that would have resulted in him leaving the cabinet after Orlev himself hesitated to resign from his ministerial post ahead of the Gaza Strip withdrawal.

Asked whether he believed he would still be Habayit Hayehudi's leader in the next election, he said he did not know. He noted that to obtain his present positions, he turned down two plum jobs: president of the Technion and chief rabbi of Haifa.

"Politics is very dynamic," he said. "If you would have asked me nine months ago if I would ever be an MK or a minister, I would have said no. Anything, really anything can happen."

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Coming On September 11, 2001 - Obama's Stormtroopers

President Obama's Call to Service

Linda Spears

May 21, 2009, Washington, DC -- CWLA recently attended an event with First Lady Michelle Obama to launch the President's new initiative on national and community service. This nationwide service effort spans 81 days from June 22 to September 11. The White House will make a public announcement in early June to encourage all Americans to participate and bolster civic engagement. The initiative will culminate with a National Day of Service and Remembrance on September 11, 2009, to recognize the summer's accomplishments, honor those who died on September 11, 2001, and encourage Americans to make an ongoing commitment to service.

This initiative is partly a result of the recently passed legislation, the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which will set AmeriCorps on a path to increase from 75,000 to 250,000 members by 2017. The ongoing national service initiative will be a sustained focused effort to meet community needs in education, the environment, public safety, disaster response, and other critical areas. In addition the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed by President Obama in February provided $200 million to support 13,000 AmeriCorps members serving in distressed communities.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

How About A New Major Political Party?



The collectivist politics of Obama were a bit of a puzzle to me when he was first elected - were they fascist or communist? In month number eight of the reign of Dear Leader Obama the fascist direction of his politics are clear to see. In fact, as Andrew McCarthy points out, "The One" Obama very likely studied Hitler's take on economics and has applied them to this country.

The horror is that they can actually work! This reminds me of a book by Leornard Peikoff who noted the many ominous parallels that exists between Germany in the 1920s and 30s and the contemporary United States.

Nazis for Me, but Not for Thee

Why shouldn’t socialized medicine prompt comparisons to National Socialism?

By Andrew C. McCarthy

It’s this week’s fashion on the left, and among such fashionably contemplative moderates as Mort Kondracke, to blast Rush Limbaugh for comparing Democrats to the Nazis. It’s no surprise that the Obama hardcores are misrepresenting the sequence and substance of events, but I would have hoped that Kondracke would at least have noted that Rush’s comparison — even if Kondracke thought it unwise — was neither gratuitous nor demagogic.

To recap, the speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, started this episode by comparing American citizens who oppose Obamacare to the Nazis and asserting that her political opponents were donning “swastikas.” (Sen. Barbara Boxer simultaneously ripped Obamacare dissenters for their Brooks Brothers suits — it’s not altogether clear where on the twill the swastika goes.) Pelosi’s tactic was the shopworn smear we on the right have dealt with for six decades. There is no conceivable substantive connection between opposition to Obamacare and German National Socialism — they are antithetical. By invoking the Nazis, Pelosi was patently slandering dissenters as racist thugs.

Rush responded, and the response did not smear Democrats. He repeatedly and explicitly qualified that no one was saying Obama was Hitler, that Pelosi was Goebbels, or that the Democrats were engaged in the genocidal barbarity of the Third Reich. The comparison he drew was a substantive one: between the Democrats’ proposal for socialized medicine and the German installation of socialized medicine beginning with Bismarck and reaching its shocking apotheosis with Hitler’s National Socialism. (A transcript of what he actually contended is here, and his website has other relevant transcripts, since the argument was reiterated other times during the week.) The point was to show that if Pelosi wanted to engage in Nazi comparisons, the health-care policies of Nazi Germany had far more in common with the health-care policies of the Democrats than with those of the conservative opposition, which wants health care kept private and reforms to be market-based.

Whether you agree with that or not (I happen to think it’s undeniable), Rush was also making a larger point that is not only fair argument but essential argument. There is a trajectory of socialism, regardless of the good intentions of many socialists. As he framed it, you take things such as health care, things that are traditionally understood as within the ambit of individual liberty and free choice; you move such things into the ambit of state responsibility as the welfare state emerges and grows, on the theory that it is government’s responsibility to provide for everyone’s needs (by redistributing resources); as more things are moved from private to public control, the state by definition becomes totalitarian; and, inexorably, the totalitarian state gets bad leaders and the society comes to reflect the policy choices of those leaders.

Now, we can argue until the end of time about whether that trajectory really exists and whether it is inevitable. But however you come out, it is an argument very much worth having. It goes to what kind of society we are going to be, to what the proper relationship between the citizen and the state is.

Nazi Germany is a useful historical example of socialism run amok. The genocide and terrorism ultimately practiced by the Nazis were horrible — that goes without saying. But National Socialism went on for a dozen years, it was the last stage in a progressive nationalization of German society, and there was a lot more to it than genocide and terrorism. It cannot be that because there was genocide and terrorism, the socialist aspects of National Socialism are outside the lines of acceptable political discourse. Given the immense popularity of Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism, one of the most important political books of the last quarter-century, it doesn’t look like Americans are as convinced as Mort Kondracke seems to be that these comparisons are verboten.

Let’s put aside the Left’s propensity to slander conservatives with comparisons to Adolf Hitler, who was patently a man of the Left. Earlier this year, one New York Times writer seemed to find comparisons to National Socialism quite worthy when — at least in the telling — those comparisons worked in the Left’s favor. While Americans were hotly debating the merits of the Obama “stimulus” in April, the Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto called attention to a very interesting economic analysis offered by David Leonhardt. Leonhardt wrote:

In the summer of 1933, just as they will do on Thursday, heads of government and their finance ministers met in London to talk about a global economic crisis. They accomplished little and went home to battle the crisis in their own ways.

More than any other country, Germany — Nazi Germany — then set out on a serious stimulus program. The government built up the military, expanded the autobahn, put up stadiums for the 1936 Berlin Olympics and built monuments to the Nazi Party across Munich and Berlin.

The economic benefits of this vast works program never flowed to most workers, because fascism doesn’t look kindly on collective bargaining. But Germany did escape the Great Depression faster than other countries. Corporate profits boomed, and unemployment sank (and not because of slave labor, which didn’t become widespread until later). Harold James, an economic historian, says that the young liberal economists studying under John Maynard Keynes in the 1930s began to debate whether Hitler had solved unemployment.

After all due qualifiers about how terribly uncomfortable he felt about invoking lessons from the Nazis, Leonhardt somehow summoned the inner fortitude to make the obvious explicit:

Here in the United States, many people are understandably wondering whether the $800 billion stimulus program will make much of a difference. They want to know: Does stimulus work? Fortunately, this is one economic question that’s been answered pretty clearly in the last century. Yes, stimulus works.

As Taranto correctly observed, whatever you may think of the merits of Leonhardt’s argument, it was appropriate for him to make it: The wisdom vel non of policies adopted during over a decade of Nazi socialism cannot be off the table simply because, in the end, the Nazis were monsters. We may find the seeds of their monstrousness in those policies, or we may not. But the thought that we should not talk about them is absurd. Notably, Leonhardt’s piece ran without any teeth-gnashing from Mort Kondracke and our other Beltway chaperones.

National Socialism is banned from the Right’s case against socialism, but is somehow acceptable when leftists use it as a smear or when the Left’s nuanced geniuses, after their very thoughtful consideration, decide its invocation is suitable for mature audiences? I don’t think so.

— National Review’s Andrew C. McCarthy is a senior fellow at the National Review Institute and the author of Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad (Encounter Books, 2008).

— National Review’s Andrew C. McCarthy is a senior fellow at the National Review Institute and the author of Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad (Encounter Books, 2008).

Friday, August 14, 2009

Memo To U.S. Secret Service: Ronbo Not Responsible For Obama Joker

....However, wished I'd thought of it first! The poster is spreading nation wide like wildfire from California to the Ronbo Heartland of Central Florida. I predict this poster will become an icon of The Second American Revolution.


Clermont police interview suspect in Obama 'Joker' posters

Anthony Colarossi

Clermont police have interviewed one suspect who is admitting to putting up the dozens of posters pasted around the city depicting President Obama as the Joker character from the Batman film The Dark Knight, city officials confirmed.

Assistant City Manager Darren Gray said city officials have an individual "admitting to putting up 500" of the posters.

Clermont Police Capt. Eric Jensen said the male individual has admitted to putting up some signs, but investigators suspect others were involved and their investigation is continuing.

"We have talked to an individual," Jensen said. "He only admitted to some of it...We're still tracking down leads and talking to folks. We have not arrested anybody."

At this point officials are not sure how much damage was caused by the signs or the dollar amount associated with the clean-up.

Dozens of the posters were pasted around the city earlier this week. A pair of the posters were pasted to a Clermont Post Office collection box. They prompted the postmaster to contact the Postal Inspector's office, which is looking at potential federal crimes for defacing federal property.

City officials, meanwhile, are trying to determine what local crimes might be associated with the posting of the images on public and private properties. They've also been busy ripping down the sticky signs because they're a violation of city ordinance regarding illegal signs.

Jensen said he doesn't have a good count on the number of posters put up because, he said, "People are going out and tearing them down."

In a press release put out late today, Jensen said the suspect "also asked if he could video tape the encounter with the officers." Clermont Police declined that request.

"Currently we are still conducting interviews of victims, witnesses, and other suspects who were placing the Obama Joker Poster throughout our city," Jensen said in the statement. "We believe that the postings are the result of multiple suspects. We are hopeful that we can develop enough information to present charges of vandalism to the State Attorney's Office for review."

He did not have a specific reason why the individual who admitted to putting up the posters spent so much time sticking them to surfaces around the city, but Jensen suspects it may have something to do with a contest linked to the image of the President in white face and smeared lipstick, like the Joker.

Race War Starting: What Does The Media Not Understand?

This goes under the heading, "Live by the sword, die by the sword."

In other words, our Grand & Glorious El Presidente Obama attends a racist black church for twenty years under the complete command and control of the Minister of White Hate Propaganda, alias "Reverend Wright," who makes weekly Sunday polemics against pale face Christians and Jews has now heaped the whirlwind of white racism, since many of these folks very logical assume His Highness is a black racist just like his favorite Hate Minister.

Obama said he would, "Bring us all together," and he has done exactly what he announced: The only problem is that whites and blacks are lined up opposite one another with rocks and bottles in their hands and shouting racist slogans at one another.

Anyone want to lay a bet on when the guns start spewing hot lead at hundreds of feet per second?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Raw Deal At Veterans Village of San Diego

The article on the website announces the Veteran Village of San Diego constitution:

Veterans Rehabilitation Center
4141 Pacific Hwy.
San Diego, CA 92110

Veterans Village of San Diego operates a State Licensed Alcohol & Drug Treatment Center near Downtown San Diego for homeless male and female veterans of all wars and eras. The VRC offers residents a safe, clean and sober village-like setting for several months to a year, depending upon individual needs. The program, originally formulated as a social model, is now integrated with structured case management and mental health therapy and simultaneously addresses the addictions, mental health problems, medical needs, family issues, spiritual development and employment training and placement requirements of each resident.

This multi-service approach is divided into three phases: Recovery Services, Employment Development, and Community Reintegration. Abstinence, following a 12-Step model, is the "sine-qua-non" essential; nurturing of individual strength and pride through community participation is the organizing principle; and full employment, independence and reintegration into the San Diego community is the goal.

This all sounds very reasonable, altruistic and lawful if, in fact, the "sine-qua-non," or "without which (there is) nothing" Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) 12-Step Model is valid. The problem is this method of recovery from addiction advocated by AA is at best a method to recovery successful only among people who would be successful in any recovery program, or by self recovery based on free will alone, and at worse may lead to death by suicide or a slow death in addiction.

I will not repeat all the arguments against using the AA 12-Step Program, I think the online book
THE ORANGE PAPERS, exposes in detail the progress of AA from its roots in the neo-Nazi Oxford Group to its present evolution as the Alpha and Omega of recovery programs.

Perhaps the fascist orientation of AA could be ignored or rationalized if it enjoyed great success in the recovery from addiction. Alas! No such objective statistics exist. One can only go by self reported tales of personal triumph over addiction by using the AA method that may or may not be true. What statistics that do exist in regards to addiction recovery are figures cooked up the AA national organization or like minded allies.

Thus at the Veterans Village of San Diego (V.V.S.D.) a great tragedy has occurred: Former members of the Armed Forces of a Free Republic are subjected to a fascist program of brain washing that results in a cure rate of about 2%. I understand in any group of 100 addicts five will cease using drugs and recovery on their own. This means attendance in a 12-step program actually makes worse a miserable recovery rate and kills people who would have recovered if left to their own devices.