Monday, November 30, 2009
Washington, DC – When most people are celebrating the Christmas spirit of joy and love, the American Humanist Association is playing the role of Scrooge by placing ads on buses in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The ads state “No God? …No Problem,” and feature an image of several people wearing Santa hats with the phrase, “Be good for goodness sake.”
The American Humanist Association is waging war against Christmas, but their temper tantrum is doomed to failure. An overwhelming percentage of people in America believe in God and celebrate Christmas. Rather than advance its “Godless” agenda, the American Humanist Association has shown just how far out of step it is with reality.
Liberty Counsel’s Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign is entering its seventh year. The campaign is designed to educate and, if necessary, to litigate to make sure that the Christian aspect of Christmas is not censored. The campaign has an impressive track record of success.
As part of the campaign, Liberty Counsel has included a “Naughty & Nice List” to help consumers make choices concerning their Christmas shopping. The Naughty & Nice list is posted at www.LC.org, and it lists retailers which censor and which honor Christmas.
On its website, www.LC.org, Liberty Counsel offers a Help Save Christmas™ action pack, which includes educational legal memoranda to accurately inform government officials, teachers, parents, students, private businesses, employees, and others that it is legal to celebrate Christmas.
Mathew D. Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel and Dean of Liberty University School of Law, remarked: “It is the ultimate ‘grinch’ to suggest there is no God during a holiday where millions of people around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. It is insensitive and mean. It is wrong to belittle Jews for celebrating Hanukkah during the holiday season, and it is wrong to offend all religions during Christmas. Christmas is a time of joy and hope, not a time for hate. Why believe in God? – Because Santa is not the only one coming to town.”
Do you really want to be the new "war president"? If you go to West Point tomorrow night (Tuesday, 8pm) and announce that you are increasing, rather than withdrawing, the troops in Afghanistan, you are the new war president. Pure and simple. And with that you will do the worst possible thing you could do -- destroy the hopes and dreams so many millions have placed in you. With just one speech tomorrow night you will turn a multitude of young people who were the backbone of your campaign into disillusioned cynics. You will teach them what they've always heard is true -- that all politicians are alike. I simply can't believe you're about to do what they say you are going to do. Please say it isn't so.
It is not your job to do what the generals tell you to do. We are a civilian-run government. WE tell the Joint Chiefs what to do, not the other way around. That's the way General Washington insisted it must be. That's what President Truman told General MacArthur when MacArthur wanted to invade China. "You're fired!," said Truman, and that was that. And you should have fired Gen. McChrystal when he went to the press to preempt you, telling the press what YOU had to do. Let me be blunt: We love our kids in the armed services, but we f*#&in' hate these generals, from Westmoreland in Vietnam to, yes, even Colin Powell for lying to the UN with his made-up drawings of WMD (he has since sought redemption).
So now you feel backed into a corner. 30 years ago this past Thursday (Thanksgiving) the Soviet generals had a cool idea -- "Let's invade Afghanistan!" Well, that turned out to be the final nail in the USSR coffin.
There's a reason they don't call Afghanistan the "Garden State" (though they probably should, seeing how the corrupt President Karzai, whom we back, has his brother in the heroin trade raising poppies). Afghanistan's nickname is the "Graveyard of Empires." If you don't believe it, give the British a call. I'd have you call Genghis Khan but I lost his number. I do have Gorbachev's number though. It's + 41 22 789 1662. I'm sure he could give you an earful about the historic blunder you're about to commit.
With our economic collapse still in full swing and our precious young men and women being sacrificed on the altar of arrogance and greed, the breakdown of this great civilization we call America will head, full throttle, into oblivion if you become the "war president." Empires never think the end is near, until the end is here. Empires think that more evil will force the heathens to toe the line -- and yet it never works. The heathens usually tear them to shreds.
Choose carefully, President Obama. You of all people know that it doesn't have to be this way. You still have a few hours to listen to your heart, and your own clear thinking. You know that nothing good can come from sending more troops halfway around the world to a place neither you nor they understand, to achieve an objective that neither you nor they understand, in a country that does not want us there. You can feel it in your bones.
I know you know that there are LESS than a hundred al-Qaeda left in Afghanistan! A hundred thousand troops trying to crush a hundred guys living in caves? Are you serious? Have you drunk Bush's Kool-Aid? I refuse to believe it.
Your potential decision to expand the war (while saying that you're doing it so you can "end the war") will do more to set your legacy in stone than any of the great things you've said and done in your first year. One more throwing a bone from you to the Republicans and the coalition of the hopeful and the hopeless may be gone -- and this nation will be back in the hands of the haters quicker than you can shout "tea bag!"
Choose carefully, Mr. President. Your corporate backers are going to abandon you as soon as it is clear you are a one-term president and that the nation will be safely back in the hands of the usual idiots who do their bidding. That could be Wednesday morning.
We the people still love you. We the people still have a sliver of hope. But we the people can't take it anymore. We can't take your caving in, over and over, when we elected you by a big, wide margin of millions to get in there and get the job done. What part of "landslide victory" don't you understand?
Don't be deceived into thinking that sending a few more troops into Afghanistan will make a difference, or earn you the respect of the haters. They will not stop until this country is torn asunder and every last dollar is extracted from the poor and soon-to-be poor. You could send a million troops over there and the crazy Right still wouldn't be happy. You would still be the victim of their incessant venom on hate radio and television because no matter what you do, you can't change the one thing about yourself that sends them over the edge.
The haters were not the ones who elected you, and they can't be won over by abandoning the rest of us.
President Obama, it's time to come home. Ask your neighbors in Chicago and the parents of the young men and women doing the fighting and dying if they want more billions and more troops sent to Afghanistan. Do you think they will say, "No, we don't need health care, we don't need jobs, we don't need homes. You go on ahead, Mr. President, and send our wealth and our sons and daughters overseas, 'cause we don't need them, either."
What would Martin Luther King, Jr. do? What would your grandmother do? Not send more poor people to kill other poor people who pose no threat to them, that's what they'd do. Not spend billions and trillions to wage war while American children are sleeping on the streets and standing in bread lines.
All of us that voted and prayed for you and cried the night of your victory have endured an Orwellian hell of eight years of crimes committed in our name: torture, rendition, suspension of the bill of rights, invading nations who had not attacked us, blowing up neighborhoods that Saddam "might" be in (but never was), slaughtering wedding parties in Afghanistan. We watched as hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians were slaughtered and tens of thousands of our brave young men and women were killed, maimed, or endured mental anguish -- the full terror of which we scarcely know.
When we elected you we didn't expect miracles. We didn't even expect much change. But we expected some. We thought you would stop the madness. Stop the killing. Stop the insane idea that men with guns can reorganize a nation that doesn't even function as a nation and never, ever has.
Stop, stop, stop! For the sake of the lives of young Americans and Afghan civilians, stop. For the sake of your presidency, hope, and the future of our nation, stop. For God's sake, stop.
Tonight we still have hope.
Tomorrow, we shall see. The ball is in your court. You DON'T have to do this. You can be a profile in courage. You can be your mother's son.
We're counting on you.
"The so-called anti-war movement currently finds itself in somewhat of a quagmire: What to do when the man you raised money for, volunteered for, and yes, even voted for, actually fulfills one of his most repulsive campaign promises?
"First of all, I never understood why, or how, peace people could support someone who voted to pay for the wars while he was a Senator and was quite clear on the fact that he would increase violence in Afghanistan and perform a slow, painful and very incomplete withdrawal from Iraq. Principles that were proclaimed so loudly while Bush was president get shoved aside and buried now that a Democrat is president and how do you get your principles back from the dung-pile of selling out?"
"I can't imagine MoveOn.org standing up for peace when their man is the one doing the killing."
"'If you see youngsters doing something they shouldn't and you say anything, you just get a mouthful of foul language.'"
"The theory behind this world-zoo claim is one that has already been debunked by genuine scientists, but is still used by greenies. They can get away with it because the media won’t allow dissent, and neither will governments. The zoos say if CO2 continues to rise, it will also cause temperature to rise. That’s why I am frustrated! How can people in zoos tell the world that species in the wild will die if CO2 rises? It is impossible!
"How can a man in charge of a zoo organisation know anything about climate science? They can only get their views from bad science. So, why listen to the zoos? I am not against people in a variety of disciplines making their point known, but not when that point is merely a repeat of debunked and false science. Otherwise, others of intelligence are quite free to speak as they wish. The problem arises when they pass this off as genuine, and when what they say affects my freedom."
"'The Hadley-CRU temperature data set is simply a joke. It has no scientific data whatsoever,' he asserts. 'It's simply made up; it's just nonsense.'"
"Der Spiegel noted how previous cold periods—including the Little Ice Age that began in 1300—were too cold for grain to mature properly. In Germany, thousands of mountain villages and huge tracts of farmland were abandoned due to the cold.
"'When global temperatures plunged unexpectedly again in the 1960s, many meteorologists were quick to warn people about the coming of a new ice age—supposedly triggered by man-made air pollution. Hardly anyone at the time believed that a warming period could pose a threat.'
"'It was not until the rise of the environmental movement in the 1980s that everything suddenly changed,' said the Speigel article. 'From then on it was almost a foregone conclusion that global warming could only be perceived as a disaster for the earth’s climate. . .'
"The wildlife going extinct? Speigel said, 'Additionally, some environmentalists doubt that the large-scale extinction of animals and plants some have predicted will in fact come about. "A warmer climate helps promote species diversity," says Munich zoologist Josef Reichholf."'
"'According to another persistent greenhouse legend, massive flooding will strike major coastal cities, raising horrific scenarios of New York, London and Shanghai sinking into the tide . . . but it quickly became apparent that the horrific talk of a melting South Pole was nothing but fiction. The average temperature in the Antarctic is -30 degrees Celsius. Humanity cannot possibly burn enough oil and coal to melt this giant block of ice. On the contrary, current climate models suggest that the Antarctic will even increase in mass: Global warming will cause more water to evaporate, and part of the moisture will fall as snow over Antarctic, causing the ice shield to grow.'
"Der Speigel even had a follow-up interview the next day with biologist Reichholf, who pointed out that 'biodiversity reached its peak at the end of the tertiary age, a few million years ago, when it was much warmer than it is today. The development went in a completely different direction when the ice ages came and temperatures dropped, causing a massive extinction of species, especially in the north.'
"Two years ago, Germany was apparently not ready to accept Der Speigel’s answer to the 'global warming problem.' None of the world’s other major media quoted the article, or picked up the theme. Today, only Fox News, among the world’s major media, has dared to look at the Hadley Center information as a real news story. Must we wait for the huge new energy taxes to be imposed by the Congress before we take the evidence of climate fraud seriously?"
"It is necessary that we talk honestly about this difficult topic if we are to prevent the practice. Avoiding it in the name of political correctness is a mistake.
"Some Canadians with close connections to honour-based cultures – such as in Syria, India or Pakistan — want to deflect attention from honour killings by insisting they are nothing more than another form of domestic violence – horrible and deeply wrong, as all abuse is, but otherwise not distinctly special.
"It is true that honour killings are but one manifestation of women’s oppression, which comes in many guises including the common domestic violence that threatens many Canadian women daily.
"But some of the differences among the various forms of women’s oppression are significant.
"'Honour killings’ distinctive features
"For example, police and prosecutors in the UK now recognize that there are features peculiar to 'honour killings.' In response, they have started to apply the methods developed to tackle organized crime, including police protection of key witnesses, during their investigations of any alleged 'honour killing.'
"One feature peculiar to 'honour killings,' they found, is family members meeting together to decide which steps to take, and who is going to take them, against the offending girl or woman.
"Far from being crimes of passion – committed in the heat of the moment – 'honour killings' are often premeditated hits, more like the execution of an out-of-favour gang member than a murder committed by a jealous husband.
"As one UK expert says 'honour killings' are often 'elaborate, pre-planned and can involve many suspects.' In fact, in the UK, some families which decided to get rid of a female member have hired professional assassins to do the dirty work.
"In one British case — which inspired changes in the way 'honour killings' are treated by law-enforcement officials there — a grandmother was sent to prison for life, along with her son, the victim’s husband, for orchestrating the murder of her daughter-in-law. The court found that the grandmother, as the dominant force in the extended family, had convened a family meeting to forbid the couple from divorcing, and decided that the daughter-in-law would be disposed of for her shameful (apparently adulterous) behaviour.
"The lead adviser to the UK’s Crown Prosecution Service said: 'We need to have a clearer picture of these offences so we can provide the best support to victims and prosecute those who are committing them as robustly as possible. By [identifying] these cases . . . we and the police can make sure that specialized support and expertise are brought in quickly.'
"To bring the point closer to home, consider the four deaths – alleged to be 'honour killing' – in Kingston, Ontario, earlier this year. Media reports describe evidence of planning over several months by the accused – members of the victims’ Montreal family, originally from Afghanistan."
"With 34,000 additional American troops headed to Afghanistan at his behest, Obama’s Nobel Prize is nearly as much a hoax as the Climate Change turkey!"
Let's address real racism and not the phony racism that the media loves to hate in the U.S.:
"1. Holocaust deniers
There is no greater insult to those who fought to keep Britain free than to deny the Holocaust happened. But that is what the BNP do.
BNP leader Nick Griffin says the Holocaust is a lie to make people feel sorry for Jewish people. He alleges that the concentration camps, such as Auschwitz, were built after the war by British and American soldiers.
The BNP has even produced a newspaper dedicated to denying the Holocaust.
2. Hitler worshippers
BNP youth leader Mark Collett told Channel Four only a few months ago that Hitler was his hero. He said he would have liked to live in Nazi Germany and found Nazi-saluting German soldiers "inspiring".
Another BNP leader, Tony Lecomber, has called Hitler "peace loving".
Even Griffin adores the fascists. Articles praising the evil Waffen SS and Britain's own fascist leader, Oswald Mosley, have appeared in his magazine.
3. Mengele's heirs
A BNP leader has proposed a Josef Mengele-type eugenics programme for a BNP Britain. Lecomber advocates a "racially purer" Britain through sterilisation of the poor, the sick and the disabled. He even thinks that the rich are "genetically superior" to ordinary people and that poor people shouldn't be allowed to have their own children.
His programme is almost identical to what led to the warped experiments carried out by Mengele and his sick friends in Hitler's Germany.
4. Combat 18 buddies
The BNP set up the nazi terror group Combat 18 (C18). C18 thugs regularly provided personal security for BNP leaders and their meetings. BNP members were involved in many of the worst C18 attacks around the country. The newly elected BNP councillor in Halifax was once an organiser in Combat 18. He ran a C18 magazine and was raided by police during a nationwide operation against C18 leaders.
Even today, photos and information provided by BNP members end up on a C18 internet hitlist.
Like all nazis, BNP leaders hate Jews. Griffin recently wrote a pamphlet claiming that the Jewish people were actively conspiring to control the British media in order to brainwash us into accepting multiculturalism. Griffin's "proof" that the BBC was run by a Jewish conspiracy was the naming of 19 Jewish employees. That's 19 out of over 10,000 staff!
6. Bonehead pals
The BNP is closely linked to the Nazi skinhead gang Blood and Honour, a group that takes its name from Nazi Germany. Many of the leaders of B&H are BNP organisers.
B&H bands have played at nazi festivals in Germany and America. Money from B&H gigs has helped fund BNP election campaigns.
A few years ago, a skinhead band led by the loyalist terrorist Johnny Adair, called Offensive Weapon, performed at a nazi festival held on Griffin's father's farm.
7. Nazi murderers
The London nail-bomber, David Copeland, was a BNP member. Copeland murdered three people during a two-week bombing campaign in the capital in 1999.
Copeland learnt his Nazi politics as an active BNP member. He even boasted to police after his arrest that he wanted to spark off a race riot in Britain so people would go out and vote for the BNP.
BNP leaders don't think Britain should have fought Hitler in the Second World War. Griffin once insulted the memory of those who died keeping this country free by marching with other nazi lunatics to the Cenotaph under the banner "No more brothers wars".
Lecomber has said that Hitler was a "peace-loving man" while Churchill was a "warmongering drunken slob".
9. Distributors of hate
Several leading BNP members have distributed hard-core Nazi material. Warwickshire organiser Mark Payne sold videos worshipping a 1980s US nazi terrorist group called The Order. Payne was so enchanted with its leader Robert Matthews that he adopted the man's surname.
Even today, the BNP bookclub still sells material from the world's leading Jew-haters and Holocaust deniers.
10. Nazi International Inc.
The BNP is linked to some of the world's most hardline nazi groups. Among them is the National Alliance, America's leading Nazi party. Its founder was William Pierce, a friend of Griffin and a guest speaker at a BNP London rally.
Griffin is also very close to David Duke, a former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and still a hardline nazi. In 2001 Griffin spoke at a German nazi rally alongside Duke and other European fascists.
Brother X says: "Bush made that crash happen!"
"Back in May, after Obama began his outreach efforts. Ahmadinejad boasted 'those who one day called Iran and Syria part of the axis of evil now want to develop relations with Iran and Syria. Circumstances are changing rapidly in our favor,we are on the road to victory.'
"Obama's naivete, his lack of understanding of the way Islamists think and act has made the world a much more dangerous place. He has never bothered to explore what in Ahmadinejad's background makes him more likely to launch a nuclear attack. Ahmadinejad believes that he has been chosen by Allah to hasten the return of this Muslim 'messiah' (the 12th Imam). The way to achieve this goal for the Iranian president is the occurrence of a world-wide Holocaust. And this is why it is so vital for Ahmadinejad that Iran acquires a nuclear weapon."
"If attacking the reporter instead of the news doesn’t work, then they fall back on the ACORN playbook: toss out any incriminating evidence."
Yid with Lid: ADL Ignores Its Mission And Becomes Just Another Obama Apologist Working to Stifle Dissent
Brother X says :"'White Paper'? They need to call it a 'Black Paper' now since we run things."
That is how you get a nice political job in Chicago -- and Washington now.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
"One of the most rabid propagandists of the global warming theocracy is George Monbiot. Even he, albeit begrudgingly, concedes he should have been more skeptical. Even he now admits the science needs to be rechecked and fully vetted.
“'It’s no use pretending that this isn’t a major blow. The emails extracted by a hacker from the climatic research unit at the University of East Anglia could scarcely be more damaging. I am now convinced that they are genuine, and I’m dismayed and deeply shaken by them.'”
Brother X says: "When all else fails, blame the white man."
"During the Bush Administration, it was Pulitzer material to expose anti-terrorism methods and operations including:
* The Terrorist Surveillance Program
* How we tracked terrorist financing
* Exposing secret terrorist holding facilities in allied countries
* Exaggerated accounts of terrorist interrogation
"But when it comes to the hundreds of emails exposing the 'scientists' who are manufacturing fraudulent data that is being used to seize control of the U.S.—and world—economy in the name of 'global warming,' the New York Times is suddenly queasy about exposing documents that were 'never intended for the public eye.'"
The New York Times pretends to discover the word "ethics."
'When we come to the last few years when we haven’t seen a continuation of that (warming) trend we don’t understand all of the factors that create earth’s climate…We just don’t understand the way the whole system works… See, these people work with models, computer modelling. So when the computer modelling and the real world data disagree you’ve got a very interesting problem… Sure for the last 10 years we’ve gone through a slight cooling trend.'"
The Bush is back?
"Sound familiar? Scientists in the pharmaceutical industry have been practicing this for decades. If you think the ClimateGate emails are revealing, just imagine what kind of similar emails are flying around between Big Pharma scientists who routinely manipulate study data and commit scientific fraud in the name of medicine. Time and time again, we see revelations of manipulated clinical trials where data was intentionally distorted in order to make a dangerous, useless drug appear to be safe and effective.
"What ClimateGate scientists and Big Pharma scientists have in common is that they have both abandoned the core principles of good science in their quest to be right. Rather than asking questions of nature and humbly listening to the answers provided by the data, these scientists have staked out a position and decided to defend that position at all costs -- even if it requires hiding or distorting data!
"That approach is entirely unscientific, of course. In my mind, it now puts much of the recent global warming science in the same category as Big Pharma's research: Pure quackery."
"Maine is the 31st state in which a majority of voters have chosen to uphold the traditional definition of marriage. There aren't enough black people in America to hold responsible for all of those outcomes -- we're only 12.8 percent of the population.
"The refrain will eventually have to change to pinpoint white evangelicals, 77 percent of whom oppose same-sex marriage. And here is the crux of the problem, the point at which we can't deny the separate and unequal treatment of blacks: What race-based fire can activists put under white Americans who refuse a new definition of marriage? None.
"At best, the message to black Americans is one of skewed motivation: You were once treated as secondclass citizens. You should feel flattered by the two movements' similarities and compelled to join the fight. At worst, the message is insulting. In a recent column on same-sex marriage and those who would play the race card, the Boston Globe's Jeff Jacoby summed up the linkage as: 'For if opposing same-sex marriage is like opposing civil rights, then voters who backed Proposition 8 are no better than racists, the moral equivalent of those who turned the fire hoses on blacks in Birmingham in 1963.'
"I'm sorry, Julian. I wasn't there with you in 1963 to fight, but I still can't be your George Wallace today."
Dear President Obama,
My name is Harold Estes, approaching 95 on December 13 of this year. People meeting me for the first time don't believe my age because I remain wrinkle free and pretty much mentally alert.
I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1934 and served proudly before, during and after WW II retiring as a Master Chief Bos'n Mate. Now I live in a "rest home" located on the western end of Pearl Harbor, allowing me to keep alive the memories of 23 years of service to my country.
One of the benefits of my age, perhaps the only one, is to speak my mind, blunt and direct even to the head man.
So here goes.
I am amazed, angry and determined not to see my country die before I do, but you seem hell bent not to grant me that wish. I can't figure out what country you are the president of. You fly around the world telling our friends and enemies despicable lies like: "We're no longer a Christian nation"; "America is arrogant" - (Your wife even announced to the world,"America is mean- spirited." Please tell her to try preaching that nonsense to 23 generations of our war dead buried all over the globe who died for no other reason than to free a whole lot of strangers from tyranny and hopelessness.)
I'd say shame on the both of you, but I don't think you like America, nor do I see an ounce of gratefulness in anything you do, for the obvious gifts this country has given you. To be without shame or gratefulness is a dangerous thing for a man sitting in the White House.
After 9/11 you said, "America hasn't lived up to her ideals." Which ones did you mean? Was it the notion of personal liberty that 11,000 farmers and shopkeepers died for to win independence from the British? Or maybe the ideal that no man should be a slave to another man, that 500,000 men died for in the Civil War? I hope you didn't mean the ideal 470,000 fathers, brothers, husbands, and a lot of fellas I knew personally died for in WWII, because we felt real strongly about not letting any nation push us around, because we stand for freedom.
I don't think you mean the ideal that says equality is better than discrimination. You know the one that a whole lot of white people understood when they helped to get you elected.
Take a little advice from a very old geezer, young man. Shape up and start acting like an American. If you don't, I'll do what I can to see you get shipped out of that fancy rental on Pennsylvania Avenue. You were elected to lead not to bow, apologize and kiss the hands of murderers and corrupt leaders who still treat their people like slaves.
And just who do you think you are telling the American people not to jump to conclusions and condemn that Muslim major who killed 13 of his fellow soldiers and wounded dozens more. You mean you don't want us to do what you did when that white cop used force to subdue that black college professor in Massachusetts, who was putting up a fight? You don't mind offending the police calling them stupid but you don't want us to offend Muslim fanatics by calling them what they are, terrorists.
One more thing. I realize you never served in the military and never had to defend your country with your life, but you're the Commander-in-Chief now, son. Do your job. When your battle-hardened field General asks you for 40,000 more troops to complete the mission, give them to him. But if you're not in this fight to win, then get out. The life of one American soldier is not worth the best political strategy you're thinking of.
You could be our greatest president because you face the greatest challenge ever presented to any president.
You're not going to restore American greatness by bringing back our bloated economy. That's not our greatest threat. Losing the heart and soul of who we are as Americans is our big fight now.
And I sure as hell don't want to think my president is the enemy in this final battle.
Harold B. Estes
When a 95 year old hero of the "the Greatest Generation" stands up and speaks out like this, I think we owe it to him to send his words to as many Americans as we can. Please pass it on.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
"'Is the honeymoon over?' anchor Couric said at the beginning of her correspondent’s report.
"'Although President Obama has been in office less than a year, many Americans are growing disenchanted with his handling of the enormous problems he and the country are facing, from healthcare to unemployment to Afghanistan.
"'His poll numbers are sliding, and at least one poll shows his job approval rating has fallen, for the first time, below 50 percent.'
"Correspondent Chris Reid chimed in: 'The president is getting battered on everything from the economy to foreign policy. Some polls show Americans are increasingly questioning his credibility.'
"The report asserted that while Obama talks about dealing with unemployment, which is over 10 percent and expected to rise, he has developed 'no new ideas' for dealing with the problem."
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I have to say it again...I told you that you would get better change from a Coke Machine.
Vote for Coke.
"Many prominent experts are skeptical, however, and some say that the Obama administration's wrong."
Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3d day of October, A.D. 1789.
"See entire great article, entitled 'Beware The Ice Age Cometh: Hackers Prove Global Warming Is A Scam" http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2009/11/hackers-prove-global-warming-is-scam.html"
"As I promised I've added a little more clarity to the reason why I believe the Black Movement has been killed by the 'Black' Obama. I make a point of Obama's "Blackness" because I believe it has silenced the voice of the 'Black' working class. Let's face it... who among 'Black Americans' really want's to publicly criticize the First Black President of the United States of America? I believe it is hurting our ability to see straight. Where are the 'Black' leaders that will challenge Obama openly to do right by the people?"
"* From The Examiner, a fairly decent overview that pulls from the hacked missives the following admission from leading catastrophe advocate, Kevin Trenberth: 'The fact that we can not account for what is happening in the climate system makes any consideration of geoengineering quite hopeless as we will never be able to tell if it is successful or not!'
"* From ABC we learn that climate alarmists celebrated the death of a worthy opponent, calling the death of Australian John Daly 'cheering.'"
"* From The Telegraph we have four great stories worth reading: Climategate e-mails sweep America, may scuttle Barack Obama’s Cap and Trade laws…Climategate: sack ‘no longer credible’ Michael Mann from IPCC urges climatologist…Climategate: the final nail in the coffin of ‘Anthropogenic Global Warming’?…and…Climategate: how the MSM reported the greatest scandal in modern science.
"* From The Toronto Sun we get a nice rant, Worshipping at church of climate ’science’, which sums up the 'science' of climate change nicely, 'Science without a healthy dose of skepticism and which isn’t open to hard questioning becomes ideology. An ideology is a closed system that distorts or excludes empirical data to serve its dogma.'"
"If George W. Bush had spend hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money to take Laura Bush to a play in NYC in the middle of a terrible economic crisis, would you have approved?
"If George W. Bush had reduced your retirement plan’s holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority stake, would you have approved?
"If George W. Bush had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics, would you have approved?
"If George W. Bush had given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVDs when the Prime Minister had given him a thoughtful and historically-significant gift, would you have approved?
"If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches, would you have thought him embarrassingly narcissistic and tacky?
"If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, would you have approved?
"If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the non-existent 'Austrian language,' would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?
"If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current with their income taxes, would you have approved?
"If George W. Bush had steadfastly refused to release his educational records, would you have nodded to yourself and thought, 'What’s he hiding that he doesn’t want us to know'?
"If George W. Bush had been so Spanish-illiterate as to refer to 'Cinco de Cuatro' in front of the Mexican ambassador when it is the 5th of May (Cinco de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again, would you have winced in embarrassment?
"If George W. Bush had mis-spelled the word 'advice,' would you have hammered him for it for years (like Dan Quayle and 'potatoe') as proof of what a dunce he is?
"If Goerge W. Bush had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a singe tree on Earth Day, would you have concluded he’s a hypocrite?
"If George W. Bush’s administration had okayed Air Force One flying low over millions of people, followed by a jet fighter, in lower Manhattan, causing wide-spread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually get what happened on 9-11?
"If George W. Bush had failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest, with more people killed or made homeless than in New Orleans, would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?
"If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even through he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?
"If George W. Bush had proposed to double the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?
"If George W. Bush had then proposed to double the debt again within 10 years, would you have approved?
"So, explain to me again exactly what it is about Obama that you think makes him so brilliant and impressive? Can’t think of anything? Don’t worry. He’s done all this in just 8 months, so you’ll have three years and four months to come up with an answer."
BEHAR: Isn't it a little racist to call it Black Friday?
GOLDBERG: Well, I would have called it African American Friday, but that's taking something away from it.
BEHAR: But there's a negative connotation to it? Or does it mean something else?
GOLDBERG: No, it's like when you make all the money - you're in the black.
BEHAR: So it's positive?
GOLDBERG: Yeah. It's in the black, so it's a huge great thing.
BEHAR: A lot of times, like blackmail is negative, black sheep.
GOLDBERG: Black people.
BEHAR: No, not black people.
GOLDBERG: But it used to be, it used to be.
"Don't worry Joy, both Clint Black and Jack Black are changing their last names so you wont get confused. Sheeesh ! This is the lady who calls Sarah Palin and Airhead?"
Friday, November 27, 2009
"America is not yet 250 years old, however, government domination and moral depravity is rearing its ugly head in the land of the free and home of the brave. As a society, we often find ourselves entangled in civil, social, moral, and governmental issues on an almost constant basis that unabashedly mock our conservative roots. Battles rage on every front: in the schools, at the marriage altars, inside abortion clinics, and in the White House. Provoked and prodded by a government agenda that reeks of socialism, we must elect to rise to the occasion and proliferate Conservatism in every sector of life. There is, quite simply, no other answer for those who desire to build on the conservative foundation of their revolutionary forefathers and mothers. It is time to engage."
"'The world is cooling and has been cooling for 7 years and the leading scientists, so-called "scientists" have been trying to hide that evidence,' Corbyn said in reference to hacked emails showing top UN IPCC scientists apparently conspiring to manipulate temperature data and exclude scientific studies from peer-review that they did not agree with.
"'We should end this anti-scientific nonsense now,' Corbyn said.'The data, real data, over the last one thousand, ten thousand or million years, shows there is no relationship between carbon dioxide and world temperatures or climate extremes. Now we can see that actually the people in charge of data have been fiddling it, and they have been hiding the real decline in world temperatures in an attempt to keep their so called moral high ground,' Corbyn told host Bill Dod and Aleksey Kokorin, the Climate Program Coordinator for WWF in Russia."
"Without accusing anyone of anything (except fraud and deceit), it is an incredibly curious fact that the White House consistently reports creation or salvation of jobs in non-existent congressional districts and other anomalies which erroneously inflate the success of the stimulus bill.
"Given the administration’s dreadful performance, why would anyone of sound mind and disposition trust anything this president and his like-minded hucksters in congress have to say?
"This band of bandits want the American people to believe that they will add 30-40 million uninsured to the ranks of the insured AND, by so doing, cut medical costs and the federal deficit.
"Does that make any sense whatsoever?"
"Top of the list is..."
Thursday, November 26, 2009
"This CNBC idiot and paid shill who probably hasn't even read one single email spreads his venomous lies and idiocy attempting to debunk the EVIDENCE that climate change is a HOAX! Total FAIL!"
Ian Plimer, Professor of Mining Geology at Adelaide University, in his book Heaven and Earth, says:
"'The hypothesis that human activity can create global warming is extraordinary because it is contrary to validated knowledge from solar physics, astronomy, history, archaeology and geology.
"'I’m a geologist. We geologists have always recognised that climate changes over time. Where we differ from a lot of people pushing AGW is in our understanding of scale. They’re only interested in the last 150 years. Our time frame is 4,567 million years. So what they’re doing is the equivalent of trying to extrapolate the plot of Casablanca from one tiny bit of the love scene. And you can’t. It doesn’t work.
"'I’m a natural scientist. I’m out there every day, buried up to my neck in sh**, collecting raw data. And that’s why I’m so sceptical of these models, which have nothing to do with science or empiricism but are about torturing the data till it finally confesses. None of them predicted this current period we’re in of global cooling. There is no problem with global warming. It stopped in 1998. The last two years of global cooling have erased nearly 30 years of temperature increase.'"
Dr. Tim Ball and Judi McLeod: Obama’s Science Czar John Holdren involved in unwinding “Climategate” scandal
If you want change, go to 7-11.
"The love a dog displays is genuine, while the Left merely pretends to love those whose votes it craves, such as minorities and working people, while consistently instituting policies that make their lives worse.
"And if you kick a dog a few times, it is going to learn to avoid your foot, while Liberals are mostly incapable of learning from history — for example, unable to assimilate the truth that low taxes spur economic growth and high taxes stifle it.
"A dog also is willing to work for its room and board, eagerly offering its services as a guard, or sheepherder, or guide to the blind. Liberals generally want someone else to provide for their sustenance and shelter.
"So, clearly, Liberals are not nearly as smart as that four-legged critter reclining at your feet. And, frankly, a dog is much better company."
"'She hates him,' a source close to the U.N. goodwill ambassador, 34, tells the new issue of Us Weekly (on newsstands now).
"'She's into education and rehabilitation and thinks Obama is all about welfare and handouts. She thinks Obama is really a socialist in disguise,' adds the source.
"But don't expect to see the Salt actress rally against Democrats on Fox News like her staunch Republican father, Jon Voight.
"'Angie isn't Republican, but she thinks Obama is all smoke and mirrors,' the source says."
Where is Jesse and Al?
Brother X says: "It's quite ok to call a black man a "n****r" when he is on the wrong side politically. It's even ok for a white person who is a Democrat to assault him as long as the black man is a conservative, especially Republican. We must always practice double standards in our profession."
I ask what is your profession?
"Being black for fun and profit, of course."
"In fiscal 2009 the federal government spent $3.52 trillion -- $2.8 trillion in 2000 dollars, which sets a benchmark for comparison. That fiscal year covered the last three-and-a-half months of George W. Bush's term and the first eight-and-a-half months of Obama's.
"That price tag came with a $1.4 trillion deficit, nearly $1 trillion more than last year. The overall budget was about a half-trillion more than Bush's for 2008, his final full fiscal year in office.
"That's a big increase. But compared with other presidents' first years in office, Obama is running circles around them."
Brother X says: "It's racist to talk about how our President spends money!"
"Both Dowd and Frank Rich let loose this past Sunday with columns about the tone-deafness of the Obama administration and indeed the Washington punditocracy. Palin and by extension Beck, Limbaugh, O'Reilly and the rest of the Fox propaganda machine represent a reality in American life, a reality not far removed from the unemployment map you saw. Dowd and Rich wrote about Sarah, and truthfully, Sarah is the graceful side of a pure seething anger right now. She appeals to every wound—real and imagined—suffered since the Great Society, since Rowe v. Wade, since Vietnam, since 9/11, since Affirimative Action, ... you name it. Change came and people were jostled, hurt, maimed, and soldiers killed ... and the anger about this is very, very real."
"Big Media seems to be taking cues from what NewsReal blogger Kathy Shaidle calls the George Soros Steno Pool at Media Matters for America. Throughout the continuing revelations about ACORN, Media Matters has steadfastly defended its allies at ACORN. One has to wonder if ACORN is keeping Media Matters on retainer and if so how big the regular checks must be.
"Soon after the first few hidden-camera videos of James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles surfaced in September showing the public ACORN’s barely concealed criminal proclivities, John V. Santore of Media Matters launched a sleaze attack against O’Keefe, Giles, and their online publisher, Andrew Breitbart.
"Because O’Keefe, Giles, and Breitbart are conservatives there is no way they could be honest reporters of facts, implied Santore. Giles even attended events at the National Journalism Center, he noted. Heavens! Of course ideological disqualification never applies to left-of-center media outlets."
"It’s probably really convenient that Zeke and Rahm are brothers. That way we can apply Chicago-style politics to your health care needs. You won’t have many choices under ObamaCare. But you don’t have many choices for Mayor in Chicago, either. And they like it that way."
"Then there was Phil Jones, director of the University of East Anglia project. He e-mailed Mann and asked him to 'delete any emails' he 'may have had with Keith' regarding indelicate references to the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fourth Assessment Report. Another e-mail from Jones to a co-conspirator asked that he 'change the Received date! Don't give those skeptics something to amuse themselves with.' The Journal also quotes an unnamed scientist's e-mail that said to 'hide the decline' of temperatures in data that might cast doubt on global warming.
"Well, I can understand. The fact is that for almost a decade, there has been no global warming, contrary to the global warmists' computer predictions. In fact, since 2005, there has been global cooling.
"Well, as I say, thanks to the work of these patriotic hackers, we now have plenty of evidence that the global warmists are dishonest bullies. Moreover, I now have a perfect educational model to demonstrate how Kultursmog works. But this discovery is not without its melancholy aspects, too. There once was a day when scientists were empiricists believing in reason and fair play. Those who have been exposed in the global warming hoax are mere propagandists."
Brother X says: "Global Warming skeptics are racist! (I can't think of anything else.)"
"Bob Chapman reports that his source at the top of the banking industry has told him that 2000+ banks are in imminent danger of collapse, the FDIC will be closed or collapsed by Sep 2010 or year end and official devaluation will happen by the end of 2010. The source has been queried about making room for a new currency."
"They have no shame, and they will not go away. So our struggle against them will continue.
"The difference now is that we are no longer The Skeptics. We are The Vindicated."
"But it isn’t going to work. There is simply too much evidence that 'the world’s leading climate scientists' (as they are always described — at least up until a few days ago) at the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit were cooking the data. For those not up on technical scientific terms, 'cooking the data' means manipulating and falsifying it. Here are just two examples from one of the approximately 3000 files that were released — either by a hacker or (more likely in my view) a public-spirited whistleblower at the CRU who just couldn’t stand the fraud any more. These two examples are from the 'Harry Read Me' file (which can be found here) and are apparently the ongoing notes of someone charged with trying to fix the problems in one of the CRU’s temperature datasets. The first email:
"What the hell is supposed to happen here? Oh yeah – there is no )’supposed’, I can make it up. So I have … So with a somewhat cynical shrug, I added the nuclear option – to match every WMO possible, and turn the rest into new stations (er, CLIMAT excepted). In other words, what CRU usually do. It will allow bad databases to pass unnoticed, and good databases to become bad, but I really don’t think people care enough to fix ‘em, and it’s the main reason the project is nearly a year late.
"The second email:
"OH FU*K THIS. It’s Sunday evening, I’ve worked all weekend, and just when I thought it was done I’m hitting yet another problem that’s based on the hopeless state of our databases. There is no uniform data integrity, it’s just a catalogue of issues that continues to grow as they’re found."
"As I have indicated previously in this space, two can, indeed, play at this game. Those assiduous among us should take an example from the left's playbook here; such cases as the global-warming revelation and the abysmally imprudent, shamelessly political recommendation regarding mammograms should be hammered home in the area of public discourse until even we are sick of hearing about it.
"Why? Because in addition to the limited press coverage these revelations are likely to receive for political reasons, we are dealing with play-for-keeps criminals who, by the time the other half of America wakes up to what is truly going on, will have amassed more power than can ever be wrested from them.
"There is a fine line between faith and foolishness, between tolerance and timidity. The left's rhetoric of acceptance, charity and justice is every bit as fraudulent as it was when Lenin and Castro were spewing it. In 2 Corinthians 6:14, Paul advises Christians not to be "unequally yoked" with nonbelievers. Neither can Americans afford to do so pertaining to villains and fools for one more day."
"Aside from academia and the civilian government workforce, there is no place else in America where political correctness is as rampant as military. The rules of political correctness are not listed in military regulations. It is like knowing where to find the chow hall. Everyone just knows.
"Press reports indicate Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan grossly misbehaved for years. Not only wasn’t he seriously reprimanded, but he was actually promoted in spite of engaging in behavior that would have quickly ended the careers of others. Many of us who have witnessed similar behavior know what occurred. Hasan’s activities were virtually ignored because he is Muslim."
"Three leading scientists who on Tuesday released a report documenting the accelerating pace of climate change said the scandal that erupted last week over hacked emails from climate scientists is nothing more than a 'smear campaign' aimed at sabotaging December climate talks in Copenhagen.
"'We're facing an effort by special interests who are trying to confuse the public,' said Richard Somerville, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and a lead author of the UN IPCC Fourth Assessment Report. Dissenters see action to slow global warming as 'a threat,' he said.
"It seems to me that when Scientist Phil Jones wrote I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) amd from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline, THAT was confusing the public.
"Of course dissenters see the global warming moonbats' actions as a threat. The scientists have taken an unproven theory that was shaky even before the 'stolen emails' add to it the fact that they are not allowing any peer reviewed research disagreeing with their funky research to be presented. Then add to it the politicians who see it as an opportunity for more government control, and worldwide income redistribution, and they expect the people who haven't drank the Kool aid to think its anything but a threat?"
"Yesterday the CBO took another look at the pending Climate Change bills, but instead of reporting on its effect on individual Americans, it examines how the legislation will affect the economy in general....and its not good...."
"Now one year later things have changed, President Obama has not governed from the middle, but from the radical left, he has hurt America's image at home and abroad, but in many cases he has united the country (against him). His approval is in a free fall.
"The former Governor of Alaska has written a book laying out her experiences and her policy. On her interview tour, she has been seen as intelligent and as in touch with the people as the POTUS is out of touch.
"In short, its as if they pulled a switcheroo."
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Brother X says: "If it did happen, it was Bush's fault!"
"The magic flute. Nice rhetoric broken promises. He is creating the conditions to be replaced by a Republican, because people do not vote for issues and political platforms, but for emotions and hatred. He is already losing people’s support. There is a sense of frustration out there. In my hometown Republicans won an outstanding majority in the last election. The Democrats were the majority before the election. Maybe this is a small example but maybe is a trend. Obama is emulating so well Bush’s policies that he might end up giving the majority in the House and Senate, loose some other governorships and the White House. This may explain why Palin and her supporters are so eager to get her a national spot. She may be envisaging a secure path to the White House."
"The Nobel Peace Price the same month he sends maybe 34,000 to war? I am disappointed and despondent over the turn of events! An ex-Woman Marine"
"As he sits in the ruins of his presidency, less than a year into his final term, does it occur to Obama what a monumental failure he has become? Do the mindless dupes who voted for him realize the magnitude of his clearly fraudulent candidacy as Obama now embraces the mantel of war criminal? During the campaign, I took endless abuse from his supporters when I expressed my opinion that he was just another fascist wolf in sheep's clothing. Now I am able to laugh and rub their noses in their folly. At least some folks are finally awakening to the grim reality of former senator Obama."
"What an incredible disappointment Obama has been. A toadie for the banks, corporations and defense industry who is doing Bush Lite for all things governmental. The day of the locust is coming and Obama has nothing to blame but himself. What a loss. Millard Fillmore, W, Polk and Wilson is the company he keeps as a one term president leading this country to disaster."
"This is the worst possible decision that could be made - except for the extremist righties who will take congress and presidency back because progressives will be pissed and in disarray. I pray thi s report is wrong. OMG this is worse than Viet Nam and I am still haunted by that combat and killing I saw. Multiple deployments are criminal by cheneybush or Obama. RVN is nothing compared to this pointless, useless ,and immoral carnage. I worked hard for Barak because I thought he was intelligent and courageous. Wrong I guess. Betrayed"
"The 'fancy hood ornament' description of Barack Obama is funny, but I am appalled that he is going forward with an escalation in Afghanistan and, one year in, I am feeling naive (at age 70!) and hoodwinked by the 'hope' and 'change' promises that I swallowed whole in 2008. Obama is essentially the same as Hillary, except more deviously political, less blatantly hawkish, utterly unable to craft a new course for this country. And not that any candidate on the GOP side had something better to offer us. I am interested that Obama's long 'deliberations' take us into the holiday season when public blowback and press coverage after his Afghanistan escalation 'announcement' will be minimal. I am also interested to see who in this administration will resign after he makes this shocking 'decision.' As a nation, we are screwed. And we can't even blame it on W. anymore."
I told you all so a year ago....