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.