Saturday, February 26, 2011


It is one of the quirks of nature that different species of similar stripes always manage to find each other, which has given us the popular phrase, Birds of a Feather Flock Together. Here are a few examples. 

Obama’s Communist Party advocates attack conservative human rights groups.

Did you hear that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which used to be designated as a Communist front group back in the old days of the Soviet Union, is back in the news again. It should go without saying that there are still many people in our country who hate America but a reminder now and then might be useful and the SPLC is one of those groups of people. While the Evil Empire is no longer in existence in Russia today, the faithful followers of the Communist Party, USA are still very much alive and still very influential in Left Wing politics. In case you forgot, the phrase evil empire was applied especially to the Soviet Union and its "empire" by U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

Its funny how the ultra-liberal cohorts of Barack Hussein Obama love to pander to communists and former communists and some radical Muslims, too. Barack Hussein Obama got his start in politics in Chicago when he was backed by the pro-communist New Party. The former Communist front group SPLC was hired by the Dept. of Homeland Security two years ago to identify potential terrorists groups in America and then with the SPLC material Homeland Security came out with their famous “unclassified” document (U//FOUO) Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment 
 (click the link to download and read the original 10 page document) that was provided to every law enforcement agency in America. And low and behold, among those potential terrorists named by Janet Napolitano's Homeland Security were Armed Forces veterans returning from the war, people who supported Second Amendment rights, people who had Pro-Life bumper stickers on their cars, and just about anybody who wasn’t a Muslim or a Democrat.

The latest news about the Southern Poverty Law Center comes from Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs who revealed yesterday that:

Southern Poverty Law Center Maligns SIOA as "Hate Group"
“One day after another Islamic supremacist plot was thwarted in Texas (with the intention of "killing infidel Americans" with "weapons of mass destruction"), the subversive uber-leftwing fringe group, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), has slandered our human rights organization, SIOA, as a "hate group." The haters and deceivers accuse us of what they themselves are guilty of.

Before the collapse of the Soviet Union the SPLC was designated as a Communist front. It was essentially run by a couple, Anne and Carl Braden, who were CPUSA members. They had been identified in sworn testimony, and they made no attempt to deny the allegations. They would be proud that their legacy remains intact - their "heirs"- destroyers and America-haters - continue the work to subvert, destroy America.”

Go read the rest of this detailed and informative article.

Radical Black Muslim group Nation of Islam joins Scientology cult in belief of a superior race of space-aliens

This story just popped up in today’s newspaper and it seemed a perfect companion piece to link to the “Birds of a Feather” concept of Obama and the Communists. Fox News reported that The Nation of Islam has come out in agreement with the fundamental beliefs of the Scientology religion (cult) which claim that Earth was first visited and then populated by a superior race of space aliens. And it should also be noted that Louis Farrakhan, the current Muslim leader of The Nation of Islam is a very big supporter of Barack Hussein Obama.
Farrakhan's Nation of Islam to Argue UFOs Are Real

CHICAGO –  The Nation of Islam, long known for its promotion of black nationalism and self-reliance, now is calling attention to another core belief that perhaps isn't so well-known: the existence of UFOs.

When thousands of followers gather in suburban Chicago this weekend for the group's annual Saviours' Day convention, one of the main events will include a panel of scientists discussing worldwide UFO sightings, which they claim are on the rise.

The idea of seeking the divine in the skies is deeply rooted in the Chicago-based Nation of Islam, whose late leader Elijah Muhammad detailed in speeches and writings a massive hovering object loaded with weapons he called "The Mother Plane" -- although religion experts, Nation of Islam leaders and believers offer very different interpretations of what exactly happens aboard the plane, its role or how it fits into religious teachings.

It's one of the group's more misunderstood -- and ridiculed -- beliefs, something organizers took into account when planning the convention, which starts Friday and ends Sunday with Minister Louis Farrakhan's keynote address.

"There's enough evidence that has been put before the world and public," Ishmael Muhammad, the religion's national assistant minister, told The Associated Press. "There have been enough accounts and sightings and enough movies (documentaries) made, I don't think you would find too many people that would call it crazy."
In case you didn’t know, the Scientology cult is a “new religion” that was created by science-fiction author L. Ron Hubbard in 1952. In spite of the sci-fi overtones, Hubbard characterized Scientology as a religion, and in 1953 incorporated the Church of Scientology in Camden, New Jersey. This immediately allowed every Church of Scientology meeting place to claim tax-exempt status. According to Wikipedia, Hubbard claimed in his teachings to higher levels of Scientology initiations that: “Among these advanced teachings is the story of Xenu (sometimes Xemu), introduced as the tyrant ruler of the "Galactic Confederacy." According to this story, 75 million years ago Xenu brought billions of people to Earth in spacecraft resembling Douglas DC-8 airliners, stacked them around volcanoes and detonated hydrogen bombs in the volcanoes.”  And the liberals in Hollywood LaLa Land, otherwise known as the land of make-believe, loved it. You can read all your celebrity magazines to find out how many famous actors and actresses belong to this cult. Then you can read how many of those same Scientologists in Hollywood are also big supporters of Barack Hussein Obama.
Yes, Virginia, Birds of a Feather do flock together.



Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Trouble in Paradise. How the US government handles our tax dollars.

Yesterday, the web site Gateway Pundit ran a story about a British owned company that makes the popular brand of Rum called Captain Morgan and how this company received $2.7 Billion dollars from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). I know another side of this story that wasn’t reported and that is the purpose of this commentary. The underlying principle of smart business has always been to make a profit using other people’s money so no one can blame the owners of Captain Morgan, Diageo Plc for going along with the idea. The second principle of smart business is to utilize the cheapest labor available to produce your products so when government conspires to provide business with a cheap labor pool and uses that as an incentive to attract business the incidental fallout is felt in many areas.

Gateway Pundit begins by quoting a story from a 2009 report in the investment newspaper Bloomberg about how the Federal government succeeded in convincing Diageo Plc to relocate its Captain Morgan distillery from the US territory of Puerto Rico to another US territory on the island of St. Croiz in the Virgin Islands. Not only did our Congress approve of paying for the move but gave them a new facility and billions of dollars of tax incentives.

Bailout of U.S. Banks Gives British Rum a $2.7 Billion Benefit
By Ryan J. Donmoyer - June 26, 2009 00:01 EDT

June 26 (Bloomberg) -- In June 2008, U.S. Virgin Islands Governor John deJongh Jr. agreed to give London-based Diageo Plc billions of dollars in tax incentives to move its production of Captain Morgan rum from one U.S. island -- Puerto Rico -- to another, namely St. Croix.

DeJongh says he had no idea his deal would help make the world’s largest liquor distiller the most unlikely beneficiary of the emergency Troubled Asset Relief Program approved by Congress just four months later.

Today, as two 56-foot-high (17-meter-high) tanks for holding fermenting molasses will soon rise from the ground on the Caribbean island of St. Croix, the extent to which dozens of nonbank companies benefited from last October’s emergency financial rescue plan is just beginning to come to light.
Then Gateway Pundit went further into the subject and quoted another story that appeared in The LA Times also in 2009 and while both stories contain a wealth of detail on the financial arrangement there is one critical point that was overlooked. That point is that all of the officials that made the arrangements and approvals worked for the US government and the hidden benefit to the willing recipient of our generosity was a larger pool of low income workers.
Captain Morgan may set sail for tax benefits
The rum brand's parent firm, Diageo, would receive advantages worth $2.7 billion under a deal to move production to the Virgin Islands from Puerto Rico.
September 02, 2009|Tom Hamburger and Peter Wallsten

WASHINGTON — Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

With little fanfare, a deal is moving forward to provide billions in tax dollars and tax breaks to an unlikely beneficiary -- the giant British liquor producer that makes Captain Morgan rum.

Under the agreement, Diageo in London will receive tax credits and other benefits worth $2.7 billion over 30 years, including the $165-million cost of building a state-of-the-art distillery on the island of St. Croix in the Virgin Islands, a U.S. territory.

Virgin Islands officials say the arrangement complies with the letter and spirit of tax law and will help the islands' sagging economy.

Captain Morgan is now produced in the U.S. commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and critics say the Virgin Islands' subsidy for the new distillery, along with the other benefits, is so generous that it practically guarantees a profit on every gallon of rum produced there by Diageo, the biggest distilled spirits maker in the world.

"The U.S. taxpayer is basically being asked to line the pockets of the world's largest liquor producer," said Steve Ellis, vice president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, a nonpartisan watchdog organization.
When considering the demographics of all of the locations involved it seems that a convincing argument could have been made that would not have involved shelling out $2.7 Billion dollars of US funds that we eventually had to borrow from China in the first place. The previous distillery and bottling plant on Puerto Rico operated by Captain Morgan rum was likely experiencing higher operating costs due to the rising per capita income of $19,600. Puerto Rico, an island of 3,515 sq mi, with a population of 3,725,789 was running out of cheap labor. So why would a British company locate a major facility on US territory instead of on one of the other British island territories nearby? Again, the demographics tell the story. The British Virgin Islands, 59 square miles, has a population 27,000. The economy of the British Virgin Islands is one of the most prosperous in the Caribbean. According to the CIA World Factbook, in 2004 the Territory had the 12th highest GDP per capita in the world at $38,500. And, then there is Bermuda, 20.6 square miles, population 67,837. But according to the CIA World Factbook, Bermuda has the 4th highest per capita income in the world of $69,900, so neither of these places would be profitable to locate a plant that depended on low income labor.

I have personally visited the island of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands on two occasions. The capital city of Charlotte Amalie, is a Duty Free port and a popular destination for cruise ships. High quality goods manufactured in foreign countries can be purchased there for substantial discounts because there is no import duty fees imposed by U.S. Customs. At the time I was there a store called Little Switzerland was the world’s largest seller of Rolex watches. But there was also a dark side to this island paradise. Besides the duty-free shops the principle businesses are the hotel resorts scattered around the island’s crystal-clear waters but in between there is an alarming amount of squalor and poverty. Traveling by hotel taxis from the resorts to the city we passed by miles and miles of poor roads lined with hundreds of shacks with rusted corrugated metal walls and roofs that were obviously the homes of the thousands of low paid workers.

Now, as a retired airline employee, I have also traveled to the island of Bermuda which happens to be a British overseas territory and another island paradise. But the comparison between Bermuda and the island of St. Thomas ends with the beautiful beaches and sparkling water. While both islands consist of a number of different towns and cities, overall, Bermuda has the appearance of being a clean, well-run community of upper middle-class residents while St. Thomas, outside of the resort areas, appears more like an impoverished ghetto of welfare recipients. The per capita incomes of both islands confirm their physical appearance. St. Thomas, 31.24 square miles, population 51,181 and St. Croix, 82.88 square miles, population 60,000 have a combined per capita income of only $13,139. I have never traveled to the sister island of St. Croix but I did hear there is far less commercial development there than is found on St. Thomas. Apart from benefiting the local economy a convincing argument could have been made just on the basis of the available low income work force but our government under the direction of Barack Hussein Obama decided to do the only thing it knows how - throw away a ton of money.
Using cheap labor as an incentive to attract business is also used by a few stateside governments, as well. A few years ago the governor of Kentucky actually bragged about the low income labor force that Kentucky had to offer. He mentioned that fact after convincing a company to relocate here. People willing to work for low income wages usually come from places that have poor education. So the ability to create the former often depends on the later. That would be another subject all its own.

Monday, February 21, 2011

The fat always rises to the top of a boiling pot. Australia has same problem with Islam as we do.

Yesterday we heard from Great Britain that one of their more outspoken radical Muslim clerics, Anjem Choudary, famous for predicting that 'the flag of Islam will fly over the White House', wants to stir up Muslims in America by protesting in front of the White House. For some reason that reminds me of the expression "preaching to the Choir" but never-the-less, according to the British newspaper Daily Mail, Choudary wants to call on Muslims here at home to 'rise up and establish Islamic state in America'.

Now there is word that Australia has its own problems with some of its own outspoken representatives of Islam. It wasn't bad enough that the Australian government made so many accommodations to please their minority population of Muslims, it seems that in response those unappreciative Muslims only wanted more. The news site THE AUSTRALIAN ran the story about one of its home grown Muslim fanatics:
Full-bred Aussie with a longing for sharia law

    * Sally Neighbour, From: The Australian, January 21, 2011 12:00AM

IBRAHIM Siddiq-Conlon has a message for Australians, whether they want to hear it or not.

"One day Australia will be ruled by sharia, no doubt," he declares. "That is why non-Muslims are worried, because they know one day they won't be able to drink their beer, they won't be able to eat their pork and they won't be able to do their homosexual acts, because one day they know they will be controlled."

Siddiq-Conlon sits on the steps of the NSW Parliament House, the location he has chosen to launch his rhetorical attack on democracy, which he describes as "an evil system of life".

"Right now in the Western world we're on the edge of a crisis, of extinction, because of democracy. OK, so don't tell me democracy has the answers and is peaceful. Democracy is the reason for the world's problems."
There is more to the story on THE AUSTRALIAN web site but the intentions here are very clear. Those who follow fundamental Islam as a binding faith are like drug addicts, they cannot ever have enough and always want more. They are not content to coexist in any society - they must change it, dominate it and eliminate anything that resists it.

While the Daily Mail writes about Anjem Choudary's plan for his demonstration in front of the White House:
"Two other British extremists,  Abu Izzadeen and Sayful Islam, have also been asked to speak at the demonstration."

"Izzadeen is the hate preacher who caused fury last year when he called British soldiers 'murderers' the day he was released from jail after a three-and-a-half year sentence for inciting terrorism."

"Mr Choudary told the newspaper: 'The event is a rally, a call for the Sharia, a call for the Muslims to rise up and establish the Islamic state in America.' "
It may be unlikely that any of these Muslim extremists will be allowed to enter our country. But should they manage to get a pass from the Muslim influences within our government their speech will be a welcomed event. It will be welcomed because it will finally reveal to all Americans just what kind of a threat it is they are facing. 



Will Anjem Choudary prove to America what the anti-Jihadists have said about Islam?

Those who keep track of the violent extremist followers of Islam and their terrorists acts both across America and around the world know full well that the goal of Islam is to dominate the every nation on earth. This blog and hundreds of others have warned about the radical preachings of a hardline British cleric named Anjem Choudary. Choudary is famous among Muslims for once saying “the flag of Islam will fly over the White House.” You can find dozens of videos of his hate-filled speech on by searching his name or by clicking this link.

Now, the London newspaper Daily Mail is reporting that Choudary is planing to come to America and stage a protest in front of the White House to provoke a Muslim uprising in America. I think this is a grand opportunity to finally convince those undecided good citizens at home just what Islam is all about. Here is a video clip from CNN followed by the story from London.
Extremist cleric to lead White House protest calling for Muslims to 'rise up and establish Islamic state in America'

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 3:27 PM on 20th February 2011

A hardline Muslim cleric who sparked anger across the U.S. with his anti-American comments in a television interview this month is to hold a protest outside the White House.

British extremist Anjem Choudary - who once said 'the flag of Islam will fly over the White House' - has announced he will lead a demonstration calling on Muslims to establish the Sharia law across America.

The rally, planned for March 3, is to take place just weeks after his on-screen row with Fox News presenter Sean Hannity.

Mr Choudary, 43, called Americans 'the biggest criminals in the world today.'

The former leader of outlawed group Islam4UK told the Daily Star 'we expect thousands to come out and support us.'

Mr Choudary said the March rally was organised by the Islamic Thinkers society, an extremist group based in New York.

Two other British extremists,  Abu Izzadeen and Sayful Islam, have also been asked to speak at the demonstration.

Izzadeen is the hate preacher who caused fury last year when he called British soldiers 'murderers' the day he was released from jail after a three-and-a-half year sentence for inciting terrorism.

Mr Choudary told the newspaper: 'The event is a rally, a call for the Sharia, a call for the Muslims to rise up and ­establish the Islamic state in America.'

However, whether the three will be able to enter the U.S., especially Izzadeen, remains to be seen. Even a tourist visa requires applicants to answer questions on whether they have been involved in acts of terrorism or plan to commit crimes in the U.S.

'This is a unique event taking place in Washington, outside the White House which, Inshallah, (God willing) will garner huge support.'

He hit U.S. headlines just two weeks ago after his furious exchange with Mr Hannity on Fox News. The presenter became so enraged with his anti-American comments he ended the interview by calling him a 'sick, miserable, evil S.O.B'.

The East London-based cleric's anti-American stance is well-documented. Last year he led protesters in burning the American flag outside the U.S. embassy in London on September 11.

And in October, he told an ABC chat show that 'one day the flag of Islam will fly over the White House.'

He told the Daily Star: 'They have seen our activities in the UK and Europe and have decided they want to challenge the vacuum in freedom and democracy and the people in the front line of the struggle against Islam and Muslims - the American government and the establishment.

'They have invited and myself and Sayful Islam from Luton to come over to address the crowd and rally support.'

‘We are going to address corruption in the Senate, corrupt foreign policy, the mayhem around the Muslim world, the drug and alcohol culture, promiscuity and the pandemic of crime in America.

'It is only right the call is made in the heart of Western civilisation in front of the biggest pharaoh that exists today, which is Barack Obama.'

He added: 'I think the American people’s hearts and minds are open to receive Islam as an alternative way of life. We expect thousands to come out and support us.'


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The real consequence of our national deficit is called inflation. The devaluation of our money.

For the last 60 years I have been a consumer, a simple word that means a person who shops for merchandise. During that time the words “Made in USA” have become harder and harder to find in our stores. Manufacturers have been encouraged to set up operations in foreign countries because of cheap labor and tax benefits. But the power of American currency has changed almost every country our manufacturers went into. As we improved their economy, that once cheap labor became more expensive so the manufacturers began to relocate their factories farther and farther overseas in search for more cheap labor. And as another consequence, we have higher unemployment at home.

But why does our government offer tax incentives to manufacturers to build those factories overseas? The reason is simply to keep the prices of goods affordable in our stores. But affordable goods also hides the effect of inflation which simply means an increasingly devalued American dollar. The dollar today has only the spending power of about 15 cents from 50 years ago. And back then when a lot of workers made less than $2 an hour they could easily afford 50-cent hamburgers and $2000 cars.

F.W. Woolworth Co. lunch counter menu from 1957. Click to enlarge.

The Federal government once enjoyed enormous strength and influence throughout the world because of the strong value of our currency that was backed with gold. Then some liberals began to exchange U.S. gold for U.S. currency accumulated by foreign countries instead of exchanging our money for their own. Millions of tourists visit America as do millions of Americans visit other countries and they bring their money with them. And the strange thing is we don’t get any gold  back from those countries when we sell them back their currency. Soon we had little gold left and the decline in the value of the dollar got worse.  We once had Silver Certificates printed on our paper money and minted Quarters from silver but that was discontinued when the value of the silver exceeded the value of the quarter.

Now we see where manufacturers have run out of countries with cheap labor and have gone to Communist China to have their goods made. And the Communist Chinese government is building factories to accommodate them so rapidly that they have become the world’s largest importer of oil to power them. They are consuming so much oil that even that is affecting the supply and demand cost of the oil that America imports. Communist China also accumulates so much profit from the exports of Made in China goods that they have been able to finance a Space Program and equipped their military with the latest high tech armament.

So the next time you are in a store to buy something take a moment and look to see where it is made. And do yourself a favor and spend some time on the Internet searching for Made in USA products, they ARE available but your local department store won’t carry them. Why the stores don’t carry Made in USA products is a good question. Maybe they cost a little more or maybe the distributors of the Made in China goods don’t want them to carry them. Whatever the answer, the stores don’t give their customers the opportunity to choose.  
After reading this, check out the web site  and do a Google search to find some of the other web sites to also proudly sell Made in USA products.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Oliver North comments on what's worse, the mess in Egypt or the mess in Washington.

Quoting Oliver North’s column Numbness on the Nile in Human Events today on the current situation in Egypt, the key evaluation he made was: ““Good intelligence is essential, and poor intelligence is disastrous; it is a lesson American administrations have been relearning since Pearl Harbor.”

Oliver North Lt. Col. (Retired) USMC, has the unique advantage of an experienced eye on international politics and how our government deals with it. Here is the current state of affairs as commented by three department heads charged with the responsibility of gathering intelligence.
WASHINGTON -- On Thursday morning, the heads of America's intelligence services went to Capitol Hill to testify before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on worldwide threats to the United States. We won't know what was said in the committee's closed sessions until it's leaked by one of the participants. But to paraphrase former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, based on their public testimony, what we now know about what our intelligence services don't know ought to alarm us.
The director of national intelligence, retired Air Force Lt. Gen. James Clapper, stunned the committee by describing Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood -- the organization that has co-opted pro-democracy protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square -- as "a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried al-Qaida as a perversion of Islam. ... They have pursued social ends, a betterment of the political order in Egypt."
This statement was so at variance with reality that DNI spokeswoman Jamie Smith subsequently was compelled to issue an explanation: "To clarify Director Clapper's point, in Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood makes efforts to work through a political system that has been, under (Hosni) Mubarak's rule, one that is largely secular in its orientation. He is well aware that the Muslim brotherhood is not a secular organization."

Shortly after Clapper's astounding claim, CIA Director Leon Panetta told the committee, "There is a strong likelihood that Mubarak may step down this evening." He then went even further by noting that such a development "will be significant in terms of where the hopefully orderly transition in Egypt will take place." It turns out he was dead wrong on both counts.
In response to Rep. Sue Myrick's question about the Muslim Brotherhood's role in perpetrating violence against the U.S. and our allies, FBI Director Robert Mueller contradicted the DNI by observing, "Elements of the Muslim Brotherhood here and overseas have supported terrorism." He then had the good sense to decline going further in public, offering instead to "provide further information" in closed session.


Monday, February 14, 2011

Israel has closed its embassy in Cairo, prepares for war.

According to The International Business Times, The Middle-East terrorist organization called The Muslim Brotherhood, parent organization for Hamas, Hezbollah and al-Qaida, reports that the Israeli government has closed its embassy in Cairo and brought it entire staff back home. And in a related story, the Israel Intelligence web site reports that deposed Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak has already moved vast sums of assets from his Swiss bank accounts to Saudi Arabia.
Source: International Business Times:
Israel closed embassy in Cairo as Mubarak fled: Muslim Brotherhood

By IB Times Staff Reporter | February 12, 2011 12:07 PM EST

Israel has closed its embassy in Cairo as a friendly regime in Egypt bit the dust on Friday, the Muslim Brotherhood announced on its website on Saturday.

There has been no independent confirmation of the news so far, nor is there any clarity on whether the move is temporary or long-term.

"Israel closes embassy in Cairo following news of Mubarak's stepping down," a news post on the Brotherhood's official website said.

The Brotherhood, which has been oppressed by the Egyptian regime for decades, has long articulated popular Egyptian opposition against the Jewish state and Hosni Mubarak's good relations with Tel Aviv.

Israel has been watching with horror the unfolding of the historic popular struggle which resulted in the booting out of Hosni Mubarak.

Tel Aviv had always feared that its decades-old peace with Egypt will crumble if Mubarak is replaced by a populist regime which by all means will be inimical to the Jewish state.

A Gallup poll conducted in 2008 showed that as much as 64 per cent of Egyptians wanted their country to adopt Islamic law, according to a report in Maariv had said.

Other newspapers warned that the rise of Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt will hurt Israel's security. "If the Muslim Brotherhood grabs the reins … the impact on Israel will be immediate," wrote the Jerusalem Post.

Israel had suspended the functioning of the embassy since troubles erupted and had evacuated family members of diplomats.
News of the embassy closing was also reported on the web site PressTV  along with the accompanying video.
Israel shuts embassy in Cairo
Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:1PM
Ramin Mazaheri, Press TV, Cairo
Since the announcement that Hosni Mubarak has stepped down, people have been celebrating across the world. But one group isn't joining the party: Israel's representatives in Cairo.

The embassy here has been shut down indefinitely, and the Israeli flag was removed from the building's roof.

Israel's diplomats and their families have allegedly been evacuated due to security concerns.

Israel has long feared that the fall of the Mubarak could lead to a renunciation of their peace accord with Egypt. The Supreme Council of the Egyptian Armed Forces announced that they will support all current treaties.

Following the 6 Day War and years of negotiations, the two sides signed a peace pact in 1981, but the price has been Egypt's role as the leader of the Arab World.

As recent Wikileaks documents revealed, the Mubarak regime worked closely, if not openly, with Israel to supress Palestinian efforts for self-determination, but it's now unclear if the two sides will collaborate in the future.

But as the recent events in Liberation Square illustrate, swift and unpredictable changes are always possible in Egypt.
Source: DEBKAfile:
Mubarak moves vast assets from European banks to Saudi Arabia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 14, 2011, 2:28 PM (GMT+02:00)

Hosni Mubarak and his family have moved a large part of their assets – guesstimated at between $20 and $70 billion - from European banks to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Republics against personal guarantees from King Abdullah and Sheik Al Nahyan to block access to outside parties.This is reported by Gulf and West European sources. Tunisian ex-ruler Zein Al Abdain Ben Ali received the same guarantee when he fled his country and received asylum in the oil kingdom.

A Swiss financial source commented: "If he had any real money in Zurich, it may be gone by now."

According to debkafile's sources, the transfers took place on Feb. 12-13. Although a weekend when European banks are closed, high-ranking officials in Riyadh had their managers hauled out of home to execute Mubarak's transfer orders without delay.

The ousted Egyptian ruler was on the phone to Saudi King Abdullah Friday, Feb. 11, immediately after his vice president Omar Suleiman went on state television to announce his resignation and handover of rule to the army. Mubarak called it a military putsch conducted under pressure from Washington. He denied he had resigned or passed any powers to the army. "I had no idea Omar Suleiman was about to read out that statement. I would never have signed it or allowed it to be published," said Mubarak.

The Saudi king voiced understanding for the ex-president's plight and said the Riyadh government was under orders to meet any requests for assistance received from him.

Mubarak views himself still as the rightful president of Egypt. Aware of this, the High Military Council Sunday, Feb. 13, abolished the constitution. Otherwise, Mubarak would have been correct and the military would have had no authority to issue decrees and pass laws without his signature.

The military junta's Western sympathizers were quick to read in the military statement a pledge to call an election in six months. This was not exactly stated. The military council announced that the incumbent (Mubarak-appointed) cabinet would stay in office "for six months or until elections."

Elections cannot be held until a new a new constitution is enacted because the old one has been abolished leaving a void which is filled by martial law and no clear obligation for an election date.
Meanwhile the leftist pro-Obama news media in America is telling everyone that Switzerland has frozen the assets of the ousted Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak but they may be talking about the intentions of the Swiss government and not the accomplishments. The mainstream news media in America has often glossed over some minor details and tried to present a cozier picture now and then. Following that news came reports on ABC News that the Egyptian military were looking at writing a new constitution similar to what our Founding Fathers wrote, and that should have made us all feel a lot better. But news reports from independent sources say that the situation in Egypt is far worse and that Israel may be preparing for war.

On the death threats against the fighters of violent Jihad.

Truth is like the sunlight that turns vampires to dust. To those who worship the evil Satanic cults, cults that call themselves many different names, covering the light of truth with a cloak of darkness is their most important goal. An evil that propagates hatred in the form of a religion is more the work of Satan than of any God and that intended plural is only to acknowledge the deities of the many good religions in the world, for the vast majority of all religions, save one, preach about love and peace and kindness.
  • No valid religion, anywhere, orders the death of anyone who converts to another faith, except Islam.
  • No valid religion, anywhere, maintains a 7th century view on justice that orders the amputation of fingers, hands and feet for petty crimes or calls for the death of anyone who insults their holy books or prophets, except Islam.
  • No valid religion, anywhere, condones the slaughter of innocents to maintain its domination, except Islam.
  • No valid religion, anywhere, controls entire countries and governments, except Islam.
  • No valid religion, anywhere, has religious leaders proclaiming the law of their land stems from their holy books, except Islam.
  • No valid religion, anywhere, wages open warfare against the followers of any other religion around the world, except Islam.
These are the absolute truths that exist in many parts of the world today that have been covered up by a cloak of darkness by evil people who willingly choose to do the work of evil leaders.

There is a small army of courageous fighters who risk their lives every day to spread the light of truth in their fight against evil. Their roster has too many names to list but the one’s I consider most prominent are

Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch
Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs
The web site Bare Naked Islam
The web site The Religion of Peace  who by the way, has documented (as of today) 16,812 deadly terrorist attacks throughout the world since 9/11.

While all of the web sites mentioned report their revulsion for the hatred and bloodshed caused by the followers of Islam who scream “Allahu Akbar” (God is Great) as they call for the death of America, none of these web sites have ever called for any act of violence against any Muslims except those confronted by American troops in battle. Even when Army Major Nidal Malik Hassan yelled “Allahu Akbar” while he shot and killed 13 unarmed soldiers and wounded 32 others on November 5, 2009 in Ft. Hood, Texas, the only calls heard on these web sites was for the entire, unabridged truth to be revealed. The truth about the violent nature of Islamic Jihad. Yet, almost on a daily basis the authors of these anti-Jihad web sites receive death threats from Muslims around the world. These death threats come because telling the truth about Islam causes them embarrassment and that becomes an insult to their religion.

In the case of Robert Spencer, who happens to be a recognized expert on Islam who can quote the Qur’an in chapter and verse, the death threats he receives on a daily basis are always shrugged off by law enforcement because he has been labeled a bigot by every Muslim group. Groups that also proclaim themselves as a Religion of Peace yet never condemn the acts of terrorist groups, themselves. The contradiction in Islam is that it is not wrong to kill anyone who isn’t a Muslim because it says so in the Qur’an.

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone in love no matter where you are.

Today is recognized as Valentine's Day around the world as a day when lovers everywhere send cards and flowers or candy to someone special they happen to love. Unfortunately, everywhere does not include most Islamic countries because government officials have either condemned it or outlawed it and Islamic scholars have issued religious Fatwas condemning this holiday and stores are not even allowed to sell cards and candy on the days before.
As reported by CBS News:
February 12, 2011
Malaysia Campaigns Against Valentine's Day
Officials Mount Campaign Insisting Such Romantic Valentine's Gestures Might Tempt Young People into Premarital Sex
(AP) KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian Muslims debated Sunday whether to shun Valentine's Day after the government warned that the celebration was a "trap" that could trigger indecent behavior.
Although no laws prevent Malaysia's Muslim majority from marking the occasion with dinner dates and roses, officials have mounted a campaign insisting that such romantic gestures might tempt young people into having premarital sex.

Read more on CBS News.
And from the BBC in London.
Malaysia warns Muslims of Valentine's Day 'trap'
Malaysia has stepped up a campaign to stop Muslims celebrating Valentine's Day - labelling it a "trap" that could encourage immoral behaviour.

Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said Monday's celebration of romantic love was "not suitable" for Muslims.

Several Malaysian states are planning to carry out checks on hotels to stop young couples having premarital sex.

The anti-Valentine's Day campaign by the country's Islamic authorities goes back to a fatwa issued in 2005.

Leaflets have been distributed to Muslim university students urging them to avoid Monday's celebration.

The government-run Department of Islamic Development, which handles religious policies, has launched a publicity campaign called "Mind the Valentine's Day Trap".

Wan Mohamad Sheikh Abdul Aziz, the department's chief, told state media: "In reality, as well as historically, the celebration of Valentine's Day is synonymous with vice activities.

"Islam would reject anything, even from the Eastern culture, if it contravenes the Islamic teachings."

He said Islam had never rejected positive things from the West, noting that it had embraced Mother's and Father's Day.

But not all Malaysian Muslims agree with the campaign, with some saying Valentine's Day is harmless.

Other faiths are not affected by the boycott in a country where Muslims make up nearly two-thirds of the 28 million population.
In the immortal words of the Ayatollah Khomeini, "Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious."


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Dashing all hopes for an end to Islamic Sharia rule in the Middle-East.

Like many other Americans I watched the revolution taking place in Egypt on the nightly news wondering how it was going to turn out. Interspersed with the street level interviews was news of similar revolts and protests going on in other Arab countries suffering under dictatorial Islamic Sharia rule. The events going on there should be of great concern to all Americans because the Middle-East controls a large amount of oil which is the lifeblood of America and is vital to our economy. Needless-to-say, the Middle East is the primary breeding ground for Islamic terrorists who export their warped version of Islam to Europe and America.

Several thousand protesters in Yemen took to the streets in the capitol city of Sanaa for the third day to demand the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. A mass uprising in Tunisia forced several longtime rulers into exile. 10,000 protesters in Algiers demanded the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in power since 1999. Millions of Christians in Sudan who have fled to the southern part of the country to avoid a two-decade civil war between the Muslim controlled northern part of the country recently approved a referendum to secede. The vote on January 9th was 98% in favor of independence meaning Southern Sudan will become a new country in July. Fox News: In Amman, Jordan –  Jordan's King Abdullah II, bowing to public pressure, fired his government on Tuesday and tasked a new prime minister with quickly boosting economic opportunities and giving Jordanians a greater say in politics.

In Iran, military forces have killed hundreds of protesters in the last year. Fox News commented yesterday: “If Iranian citizens were to successfully topple their government, Iran would be the latest domino in a series of apparent democratic revolutions in the Middle East, after Tunisia and Egypt. Iranian forces violently suppressed protests following that country's 2009 elections, which resulted in the disputed reelection of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.”

All of this hope for freedom from the totalitarian rule of Islamic governments in the Middle East propelled by instantaneous communications via cell phone, texting, Facebook and the Internet have united oppressed people in their thirst for independence. But behind every revolution there are organized groups waiting to take advantage of the unsettling situations. The people in the streets had the desire for freedom but seemed to lack the organization structure needed to obtain it. In the shadows there was a powerful group with just such an organization, The Muslim Brotherhood. And this sinister group appeared to have the backing from the Muslim influence in the United States government, whether from ignorance or complicity. In complete denial to the evidence obtained by the FBI that proves The Muslim Brotherhood supports terrorism, (read the Dept. of Justice evidence presented at the Holy Land Foundation trial in Dallas, Texas) James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, who previously has shown he was totally unaware of a number of  terrorist arrests in London, went on record saying Egypt's branch of the Muslim Brotherhood movement was "largely secular.". You will recall that interview on ABC News last December 22nd when the head of our National Intelligence made a complete fool of himself. The web site Mediaite has that story:
“Gen. James Clapper is the guy who’s tasked with coordinating everything the nation knows about terrorism and national security. It’s a huge task, and the job requires a certain kind of mind–you know, the kind that soaks up details and stays on top of the latest important events.

So it’s perhaps somewhat less than comforting to watch Diane Sawyer’s revealing interview with our nation’s top terror team and see Clapper appear to know less about the arrests of 12 people in London as part of a potential holiday terror plot than anybody who, say, watched Good Morning America that day as they got the kids ready for school.”
When Sawyer asked about London, and “how safe is it? Any implication that it was coming here? Director Clapper?” She gets the worst of all answers from a top intelligence figure (who’s still in their job): “London?”
Now some observers are taking a hard look at these events and their informed opinions do not look as favorable as the American leftist news media would like you to believe.
Deutsche Presse Agentur, February 12:

    “The Muslim Brotherhood movement in Jordan, the country's main opposition group, described Saturday the downfall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak as a "historic victory" with the United States and Israel as the main losers.

"The victory scored by this revolution is in the first place directed against the United States, which so far sponsored the toppled regime, and wanted it as a strong ally and defender of the Zionist entity and an enemy of the Arab jihad and resistance movements," the group said in its first reaction to the developments.
Jihad Watch writes:

It's people power! Power to the people! You'd think that Corozan Aquino or Vaclav Havel were waiting in the wings in Cairo to pick up the pieces of the fallen dictatorship, instead of the tightly disciplined cadres of the Muslim Brotherhood. I've previously compared this group to the Bolsheviks, but now I feel compelled to admit where I was wrong: the Bolsheviks in 1917 commanded the allegiance of only a tiny percentage of the population, and their vote total in Russia's first (and last) democratic election was dwarfed by that of the Socialist Revolutionaries. By contrast, the Muslim Brotherhood is the only organized political alternative in Egypt--broadly popular, with an infrastructure of governance already in place. As Doug Schoen wrote for FoxNews:
    According to the most recent data available, the Egyptian people are strongly favorable towards the Muslim Brotherhood. A study conducted in 2009 by shows that 64 percent have positive views of the Muslim Brotherhood, while just 16 percent have negative views. Nineteen percent said they have mixed views. An even larger majority, 69 percent, believes that the Muslim Brotherhood favors democracy. Just 22 percent believe they are too extreme and not genuinely democratic.
    Secular parties have always done less well in Egypt, and the available evidence has consistently shown that there is little if any support for conventional, secular, democratic parties. And given the widespread disaffection with the current government and its performance, it is unlikely a candidate like current Vice President Omar Sulemain (who narrowly escaped an assassination attempt) and Prime Minister Safik could muster more than 10 percent to 15 percent of the vote. Nor is there any reason to believe that a candidate who runs and positions himself as a pro-western reformer, like former Foreign Minister and current Arab League secretary general Amr Moussa, or a candidate with any ties or links to the military like Defense Minister Mohammed Hussein Tantawi, would do appreciably better.
And the title of that Jihad Watch story sums it up completely: 

Please, Lord, Let Me be Wrong
And just a postscript to that last remark, what have we done lately to deserve any Divine favors from above?


Saturday, February 12, 2011

"From the Halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli”

This story was written three years ago by Ted Sampley, who was a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War. It is both inspiring and informative. Considering the limp-wristed mediocre diplomacy we see too often today, to read how we used to do things when patriots ran the country is truly heart-lifting. You may also be surprised to read Ted Sampley's complete bio and find that he was vice president of the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally Washington, D.C. He is one of the original founders of the 18-year-old veteran's organization. The Rolling Thunder group has also traveled around the country to provide honor guard protection to military funerals whenever they were being protested by the Westboro Baptist church group. Ted Sampley passed away at the age of 62 in May, 2009.
What Thomas Jefferson learned from the Muslim book of jihad
By Ted Sampley
U.S. Veteran Dispatch
January 2007

Democrat Keith Ellison is now officially the first Muslim United States congressman. True to his pledge, he placed his hand on the Quran, the Muslim book of jihad and pledged his allegiance to the United States during his ceremonial swearing-in.

Capitol Hill staff said Ellison's swearing-in photo opportunity drew more media than they had ever seen in the history of the U.S. House. Ellison represents the 5th Congressional District of Minnesota.

The Quran Ellison used was no ordinary book. It once belonged to Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States and one of America's founding fathers. Ellison borrowed it from the Rare Book Section of the Library of Congress. It was one of the 6,500 Jefferson books archived in the library.

Ellison, who was born in Detroit and converted to Islam while in college, said he chose to use Jefferson's Quran because it showed that "a visionary like Jefferson" believed that wisdom could be gleaned from many sources.

There is no doubt Ellison was right about Jefferson believing wisdom could be "gleaned" from the Muslim Quran. At the time Jefferson owned the book, he needed to know everything possible about Muslims because he was about to advocate war against the Islamic "Barbary" states of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Tripoli.

Ellison's use of Jefferson's Quran as a prop illuminates a subject once well-known in the history of the United States, but, which today, is mostly forgotten - the Muslim pirate slavers who over many centuries enslaved millions of Africans and tens of thousands of Christian Europeans and Americans in the Islamic "Barbary" states.

Over the course of 10 centuries, Muslim pirates cruised the African and Mediterranean coastline, pillaging villages and seizing slaves.

The taking of slaves in pre-dawn raids on unsuspecting coastal villages had a high casualty rate. It was typical of Muslim raiders to kill off as many of the "non-Muslim" older men and women as possible so the preferred "booty" of only young women and children could be collected.

Young non-Muslim women were targeted because of their value as concubines in Islamic markets. Islamic law provides for the sexual interests of Muslim men by allowing them to take as many as four wives at one time and to have as many concubines as their fortunes allow.

Boys, as young as 9 or 10 years old, were often mutilated to create eunuchs who would bring higher prices in the slave markets of the Middle East. Muslim slave traders created "eunuch stations" along major African slave routes so the necessary surgery could be performed. It was estimated that only a small number of the boys subjected to the mutilation survived after the surgery.

When American colonists rebelled against British rule in 1776, American merchant ships lost Royal Navy protection. With no American Navy for protection, American ships were attacked and their Christian crews enslaved by Muslim pirates operating under the control of the "Dey of Algiers"--an Islamist warlord ruling Algeria.

Because American commerce in the Mediterranean was being destroyed by the pirates, the Continental Congress agreed in 1784 to negotiate treaties with the four Barbary States. Congress appointed a special commission consisting of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin, to oversee the negotiations.

Lacking the ability to protect its merchant ships in the Mediterranean, the new America government tried to appease the Muslim slavers by agreeing to pay tribute and ransoms in order to retrieve seized American ships and buy the freedom of enslaved sailors.

Adams argued in favor of paying tribute as the cheapest way to get American commerce in the Mediterranean moving again. Jefferson was opposed. He believed there would be no end to the demands for tribute and wanted matters settled "through the medium of war." He proposed a league of trading nations to force an end to Muslim piracy.

In 1786, Jefferson, then the American ambassador to France, and Adams, then the American ambassador to Britain, met in London with Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja, the "Dey of Algiers" ambassador to Britain.

The Americans wanted to negotiate a peace treaty based on Congress' vote to appease.

During the meeting Jefferson and Adams asked the Dey's ambassador why Muslims held so much hostility towards America, a nation with which they had no previous contacts.

In a later meeting with the American Congress, the two future presidents reported that Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja had answered that Islam "was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Quran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman (Muslim) who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise."

For the following 15 years, the American government paid the Muslims millions of dollars for the safe passage of American ships or the return of American hostages. The payments in ransom and tribute amounted to 20 percent of United States government annual revenues in 1800.

Not long after Jefferson's inauguration as president in 1801, he dispatched a group of frigates to defend American interests in the Mediterranean, and informed Congress.

Declaring that America was going to spend "millions for defense but not one cent for tribute," Jefferson pressed the issue by deploying American Marines and many of America's best warships to the Muslim Barbary Coast.

The USS Constitution, USS Constellation, USS Philadelphia, USS Chesapeake, USS Argus, USS Syren and USS Intrepid all saw action.

In 1805, American Marines marched across the desert from Egypt into Tripolitania, forcing the surrender of Tripoli and the freeing of all American slaves.

During the Jefferson administration, the Muslim Barbary States, crumbling as a result of intense American naval bombardment and on shore raids by Marines, finally officially agreed to abandon slavery and piracy.

Jefferson's victory over the Muslims lives on today in the Marine Hymn, with the line, "From the halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli, We fight our country's battles in the air, on land and sea."

It wasn't until 1815 that the problem was fully settled by the total defeat of all the Muslim slave trading pirates.

Jefferson had been right. The "medium of war" was the only way to put and end to the Muslim problem. Mr. Ellison was right about Jefferson. He was a "visionary" wise enough to read and learn about the enemy from their own Muslim book of jihad.


Friday, February 11, 2011

If Obama’s socialized medicine plan is so great why is he granting waivers to his supporters?

The question that is going around today is if the socialized medicine plan called Obamacare is such a great thing, then why is Obama granting waivers to all of his supporters? Even before the Obama socialized medicine plan went into effect, large groups of workers who had supported his political campaign were lining up to receive waivers that exempted them from the huge cost of participation in the plan. FOX News reported as early as October 8, 2010 that a million people had already been exempted.
Obama Administration Grants Health Care Waivers to Big Companies, Unions
Published October 08, 2010 |

McDonalds got a break Thursday -- as did the 351,000 members of the United Federation of Teachers -- when the federal government gave waivers to high-profile companies and organizations letting them opt out of a key mandate in the new health care law.

The one-year waiver to 30 employers, insurers and union plans, covers about 1 million people and allows the groups to maintain minimal coverage below the new law's standards.

Obama Grants 500 New Health Care Waivers
January 27, 2011 - Fox Nation

A week after Republicans announced plans to investigate waivers granted to organizations for healthcare reform provisions, President Obama's health department made public new waivers for more than more than 500 groups.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is granting temporary waivers to organizations that would not be able to meet the reform law's new requirement for annual coverage limits.
And today, in an email from Grassfire Nation, comes the startling announcement: “as of today, more than 2.2 million Americans have been exempted from ObamaCare by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
The Issue
President Obama knows that his socialist takeover of our healthcare services is a bust, so he is feverishly doling out waivers to labor groups, unions and political friends -- exempting them from having to participate in his nationalized plan. Already more than 2.2 million citizens have benefitted from this latest Obama hand-out with more anticipated.

Quote of the day. Vice-president Joe Biden knows his history.

This came from Human Events as another way to insult liberals in their latest book: 365 Ways to Drive a Liberal Crazy. Visit them on Facebook.  Actually, according to the book endorsement here in the left margin, The Liberal Mind by Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr. M.D., they already are crazy.
Praise Joe Biden, historian, by quoting him: "When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the, you know, princes of greed. He said, ‘Look, here's what happened.'" The stock market crashed in 1929. FDR was elected in 1932. And televisions were still in the laboratory.
And just to add a factual note, in case you may have some doubts, Wikipedia has this piece of history about television: "Although television became more familiar in the United States with the general public at the 1939 World's Fair, the outbreak of World War II prevented it from being manufactured on a large scale until after the end of the war. True regular commercial network television programming did not begin in the U.S. until 1948. During that year, legendary conductor Arturo Toscanini made his first of ten TV appearances conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra, and Texaco Star Theater, starring comedian Milton Berle, became television's first gigantic hit show."


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Comparing a shirtless Congressman to Kentucky Patriot Act wimps.

At the beginning of the Civil War the Commonwealth of Kentucky was officially neutral and did not side with either the North or the South. Never-the-less, Kentucky was a border state of key importance in the American Civil War. President Abraham Lincoln recognized the importance of the Commonwealth when he declared "I hope to have God on my side, but I must have Kentucky."

Today, the battle to save our Republic still needs God on our side and we also need to have courageous Republicans to stand up and defend our Constitution. To our complete disgrace we seem to have neither.
The U.S. House of Representatives DEFEATED legislation to extend three of the so-called “PATRIOT” Act’s controversial provisions. The vote taken two days ago to give an extension to The Patriot Act, a hastily drawn law that suspends the Constitutional rights of American citizens at the whim of whatever power controls the nation, failed to pass but the vote tally shows that 210 Republicans voted in favor of the extension. Among those 210 Republicans, who probably never read Benjamin Franklin's grave warning: "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.", were Kentucky's entire delegation of representatives:
Ed Whitfield -  Kentucky, 1st District
Brett Guthrie  -  Kentucky, 2nd District
John Yarmuth  -  Kentucky, 3rd District
Geoff Davis  -  Kentucky, 4th District
Hal Rogers  -  Kentucky, 5th District
Ben Chandler  -  Kentucky, 6th District  
In case you are unfamiliar with just what The Patriot Act was able to do, here is a brief list of some of the worst provisions:
  • Roving, warrantless wiretaps of virtually EVERY form of electronic communication used by U.S. citizens.
  • Secret federal searches without warrants OR knowledge of the resident.
  • Blanket warrants for the search and seizure of all library records, without naming individual suspects or providing probable cause.
  • Judicial warrants replaced with “National Security Letters” signed by unaccountable Obama Administration bureaucrats and gag orders for those served with these letters which make it illegal to tell anyone about it -- including your spouse and your priest!
  • Drastic expansion of the definition of “domestic terrorism,” which is sure to include gun owners.
  • Expands asset seizure to permit the taking of assets from anyone “suspected” of terrorism, even if that person is NEVER charged or sent to trial
  • Lone wolf provisions which allow the government to spy on ANYONE even if they’re not associated with a terrorist organization or foreign national, without due process or notification.
Now word comes out of another Republican who also voted in favor of extending The Patriot Act, Congressman Christopher Lee (Republican, NY 26th C.D.), has suddenly submitted his resignation. This two-term politician who supposedly campaigned on "family values" got himself into a very embarrassing situation after the web site Gawker revealed he had sent a shirtless photo of himself to a woman who advertised on Craigslist.
The woman described as a 34-year-old Maryland resident and government employee provided the Gawker website with e-mails she said were an exchange between her and Lee in response to an ad she placed last month in the "Women Seeking Men" section of Craigslist.

These are not the kind of people we expected to get to stand up for us and I'm sure they are all an embarrassment to the Republican Party. The Tea Party movement wanted people of good character and a strong backbone to carry on our battle in Congress. People who were familiar with American History and the wisdom of our Founding Fathers. People who both read and understood the words in the U.S. Constitution and, in particular, The Bill of Rights.  There is nothing funny about big government and Congress is not the place to play games. There is a definite evil presence in our country today and to fight it you do not play nice. 


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Some people still don't understand the threat in the Patriot Act and Thank God some do.

When fighting the bad guys it always pays to have a bigger weapon than they have. Like the popular expression says: "If they bring a knife, we'll bring a gun." But what happens if you create a powerful weapon and let the "bad guys" use it? That is what The Patriot Act was and is, a very powerful weapon. So powerful you would have to worry that the "bad guys" ever got to use it. So who are the "good guys" and who are the "bad guys"? That's a really good question and the answer is very simple. The vast majority of American citizens are the "good guys". We obey the laws, show love and respect for our flag and our country and serve in our Armed Forces to protect us. I'll bet that you think you know who the "bad guys" are and if you have those radical Muslim terrorists who hijacked four airliners on Sept. 11, 2001 in mind, you would be right. 

It was in the months after that attack that Congress first put together a hastily drawn law to help weed out and identify other terrorist groups. They called the law The Patriot Act. America had been attacked and we were at war and our politicians had to do something about it. But then we had a few elections afterward and some new people took control of our government and things began to change. The new people (the Dept. of Homeland Security) decided to identify who they thought would be the type of people that would become future terrorists and harm Americans. They started saying that people who followed the Pro-Life movement and had bumper stickers on their cars condemning abortion were dangerous. They began to say that anyone who supported our Second Amendment rights were bad. They said that proponents of third party political movements, even though unnamed were considered to be Libertarian's or Conservatives and maybe even the Tea Party, were suspected of having a radical agenda. In other words, these new people running our government were watching - us!

So this big powerful weapon called The Patriot Act, that gave whoever held it the power to legally deprive every American citizen of their Constitutional rights, was now in the hands of the "bad guys". The same "bad guys" who were bowing before the King of Saudi Arabia (home of 14 of the 19 radical Muslim terrorists who killed 3000 people on 9-11), telling the world that America was wrong for our foreign policy defending freedom and saying that communist dictators like Hugo Chavez was a friend. In an instant, America stood on the brink of becoming a totalitarian third-world banana Republic complete with a Secret Police spying on everyone.

In case you are unfamiliar with just what The Patriot Act was able to do, here is a brief list of some of the worst provisions:
  • Roving, warrantless wiretaps of virtually EVERY form of electronic communication used by U.S. citizens.
  • Secret federal searches without warrants OR knowledge of the resident.
  • Blanket warrants for the search and seizure of all library records, without naming individual suspects or providing probable cause.
  • Judicial warrants replaced with “National Security Letters” signed by unaccountable Obama Administration bureaucrats and gag orders for those served with these letters which make it illegal to tell anyone about it -- including your spouse and your priest!
  • Drastic expansion of the definition of “domestic terrorism,” which is sure to include gun owners.
  • Expands asset seizure to permit the taking of assets from anyone “suspected” of terrorism, even if that person is NEVER charged or sent to trial
  • Lone wolf provisions which allow the government to spy on ANYONE even if they’re not associated with a terrorist organization or foreign national, without due process or notification.
Last night the House of Representatives were called upon to authorize an extension of The Patriot Act. It failed.


(Republicans in roman; Democrats in italic; Independents underlined)
Click the above link to read the names and the votes they cast.
      H R 514      2/3 YEA-AND-NAY      8-Feb-2011      7:04 PM
      QUESTION:  On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
      BILL TITLE: To extend expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 and Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 relating to access to business records, individual terrorists as agents of foreign powers, and roving wiretaps until December 8, 2011


But worst of all were the number of dimwitted Republicans who voted in favor of extending The Patriot Act. One of those dimwits is my own Congressman Geoff Davis from the 4th C.D. in Kentucky. Mr. Davis is a retired Army Ranger who had a penchant for always calling the president his "Commander in Chief", a term that applies only to active duty military personnel. Even after we sent him to Congress to represent the people of Northern Kentucky he still called the president his Commander in Chief and I wondered if he does that today. Did he feel his place in Congress was to support the president or the people of his district? You may recall earlier posts here on October 19, 22 and 24, 2009 about an unpleasant experience I had following a letter I sent to his office and, if not, you may be interested in reading them for the first time because they go to show how mindless some politicians can be even when they think they're doing the right thing.

Stupidity is killing the Republican Party 

Stupid is as Stupid Does 

An open letter to Geoff Davis, (R, 4th CD KY)

If anyone still fails to understand my opposition to the threat of The Patriot Act I would like to remind you of a good piece of advise that was given by Benjamin Franklin:
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

Thank GOD some of the people we sent to Washington had the right mind to deny this terrible threat another extension.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Multiculturalism in America: Texas school district mandates teaching Arabic language and Islam religion in a Public School.

Multiculturalism appears to becoming the second phase of the political correctness movement in America.  CBS News DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth) just ran this story on their web site:
Mandatory Arabic Classes Coming To Mansfield
MANSFIELD (CBSDFW.COM) – Some Students at Mansfield ISD schools could soon be learning Arabic as a required language.  The school district wants students at select schools to take Arabic language and culture classes as part of a federally funded grant.

The Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) grant was awarded to Mansfield ISD last summer by the U.S. Department of Education.

As part of the five-year $1.3 million grant, Arabic classes would be mandatory at Cross Timbers Intermediate School and Kenneth Davis Elementary School.  The program would also be optional for students at T. A. Howard Middle School and Summit High School.

Parents at Cross Timbers say they were caught off-guard by the program, and were surprised the district only told them about it in a meeting Monday night between parents and Mansfield ISD Superintendent Bob Morrison.
The DOE has identified Arabic as a ‘language of the future.’ But parent Joseph Balson was frustrated by the past.  “Why are we just now finding out about it?” asked Balson.  “It’s them (Mansfield ISD) applying for the grant, getting it approved and them now saying they’ll go back and change it only when they were caught trying to implement this plan without parents knowing about it.”

Trisha Savage thinks it will offer a well-rounded education.  “I think its a great opportunity that will open doors. We need to think globally and act locally.”

Mansfield ISD says in addition to language, the grant provides culture, government, art, traditions and history as part of the curriculum.
Some parents had concerns over religion.  “The school doesn’t teach Christianity, so I don’t want them teaching Islam,” said parent Baron Kane.  During Monday’s meeting Morrison stressed the curriculum would not be about religion, but about Arabic language and culture, similar to the Spanish curriculum already in place in the district.

Kheirieh Hannun was born in the Middle East but raised in the U.S.  She believes giving students the option to learn Arabic will give her son and others like him the option to learn more about their culture.  “It was surprising, but I think it’s okay, and it will help come down on the stereotype.”   Hannun says she is hopeful the class could broaden the minds of not only students, but also parents.

The FLAP grant was awarded to only five school districts across the country, including Mansfield.
Pamel Geller at Atlas Shrugs brings up an earlier attempt to introduce Muslim culture that happened in New York City.

Mandatory Arabic Classes in Public School in Texas

In a federally funded program, students will now be required to take Arabic. Mandatory Arabic? Your taxpayer dollars at work to advance Islamic culture. In addition to language, the grant provides "culture, government, art, traditions and history as part of the curriculum." Islamic supremacism on the march in the public square.

Mark Steyn discussed this very thing when we were fighting an Arabic public school in Brooklyn here in New York City (Pamela Hall led the charge and took the incriminating photo of the "intifada NYC'  tee-shirt that led to the prinicpal Almontaser's ouster).

Steyn explained the real implications of an "Arabic school and the Arabic language" here in my interview with him.
"It shows how we mischaracterized, we willfully misunderstand Islam. Yes, on the face of it, yes, Arabic is a language. In a sense there would be no difference between opening a foreign language school -- a Spanish language school or a french language school -- but in fact Arabic is more than a language. It is explicated the language of Islam, so in that sense it is part of the Islamic religious imperial project. Radical Islam advances through the Arabic language. And you go all kinds of places that aren't in the Arab world now, like Pakistan, Indonesia, Central Asia, the Balkans, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Canada and the United States, and you will here those Imams preaching in Arabic. Arabic is not just another language like French or Italian, it is the spearhead of an ideological project that is deeply opposed to the United States.
Could this all be a result of the fact that we have a Muslim living in the White House? Well, maybe today he is only an apostate, because he was adopted by his Muslim step-father and enrolled in school in Indonesia as a Muslim and now he claims to be a christian (lower case C). You know, the same guy that bowed before the King of Saudi Arabia. This is getting disgusting.


Multiculturalism in America: Somali Muslim gangs in Minnesota sell children for sex.

The newspaper web site from Austin, Texas, much to their credit, ran the story from the Associated Press with the title: Somali gangs in Minnesota grow more dangerous  by Amy Forliti, but another web site, Bare Naked Islam made the obvious connection with their own title and then continued with the original text from the Statesman:

MINNESOTASTAN: Somali Muslim gang violence more dangerous than ever

MINNEAPOLIS — The girl was 12 when the gangsters told her the rule: They would sell her for sex to men outside the gang, but members of the Somali Outlaws or the Somali Mafia would use her for free.

For more than two years she was taken on “missions” to abandoned garages, men’s bathrooms, apartments and hotels, enduring hours with multiple men so gang members could get money, pot or booze. Though her mother confronted two of the men early on and warned them the girl wasn’t even 13, they continued to prostitute her.
Somali Muslim sex gangs abduct young white girls for prostitution
Read the rest of the story on the above link and see just how bad this really is.
So much for our own problems dealing with multiculturalism in America. Bare Naked Islam went the full distance and included some news video from that wasn't seen much outside of the Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota area. Maybe we aren't supposed to know about the problem. After all, in our politically correct society, we can't label groups of people by their religion, so how are we supposed to know that we even have a problem with multiculturalism in the first place? Europe has it, Germany and Great Britain have acknowledged it. Canada is just now trying to deal with it but American still has its collective head buried in the sand.
Just in case you didn't know what "multiculturalism" is, it is a term that was created by people who viewed the world through the proverbial "rose colored glasses". Such people are often referred to as Pollyanna's. Here is how Wikipedia defines it:
Multiculturalism has a number of different meanings. At one level the term means the appreciation, acceptance or promotion of multiple cultures, applied to the demographic make-up of a specific place, usually at the organizational level, e.g. schools, businesses, neighborhoods, cities or nations. In this sense multiculturalism approximates to respect for diversity.
So much for the "appreciation, acceptance or promotion of multiple cultures" when the new immigrants fail to integrate into their new host countries. Bringing along new customs, music, art and food and work ethic is a wonderfully enriching experience for America that has made us such a strong nation. But when those new immigrants fail to integrate into society, they tend to reject everything that was not part of their previous lifestyle. They resist obeying the laws of their new hosts and in the case of some Muslim groups, they actively promote replacing our laws with their own religious laws and some even claim that their religion condemns man-made governments. This is seen in every predominantly Muslim community in America. The city of Dearborn, Michigan has a very large Muslim population and does not allow Christian work groups to hand out pamphlets on street corners because it insults the followers of Islam. That may not sound like a big deal except that the city has arrested a few Christians who actually did this and they have violated their Constitutional rights of Free Speech. Numerous school districts that have banned any mention of God, or the Holy Bible and all things Christian, have for some strange reason started to introduce Muslim culture and religion into the Social Studies programs, even going to some extents as to do field trips to local mosques. A court in New Jersey acknowledged a Muslim man's religious right to beat his wife which was thankfully overturned by a higher court. And there is a Tyson chicken processing facility in Shelbyville, Tennessee that hired a large number of Somali immigrants. Read about the problems they have had:

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Something bad is cooking in Shelbyville, Tennessee. "All Americans Must Die" written on wall of Tyson Chicken plant that adopted Muslim holiday in 2008

We do have a problem with multiculturalism in America and its time we started thinking about it.