Thursday, December 10, 2009
"The EPA action was directed specifically toward congress.
"An Obama staffer -- speaking anonymously, of course -- told Fox News: 'If [Congress doesn't] pass [emissions-control] legislation . . . the EPA is going to have to regulate in this area. And it is not going to be able to regulate in a market-based way, so it's going to have to regulate in a command-and-control way.'
"Take that, separation of powers. So if doesn't believe it prudent to destroy the economy, or if they wanted to investigate climategate, or believe that global warming is a hoax, it doesn't matter because Barack Obama wants to be both the executive and legislative branches of the govt, all rolled up into one."
"Perhaps the greatest measure of Obama's declining support is that just 50% of voters now say they prefer having him as President to George W. Bush, with 44% saying they'd rather have his predecessor. Given the horrendous approval ratings Bush showed during his final term that's somewhat of a surprise and an indication that voters are increasingly placing the blame on Obama for the country's difficulties instead of giving him space because of the tough situation he inherited. The closeness in the Obama/Bush numbers also has implications for the 2010 elections. Using the Bush card may not be particularly effective for Democrats anymore, which is good news generally for Republicans and especially ones like Rob Portman who are running for office and have close ties to the former President."
"I have written about Rifqa Bary once before. She is 17 years old and when she became a believer a year ago, her parents threatened to kill her. She then hitchhiked to Florida and found refuge in a church. Due to corruption both in Florida and Ohio, she is now in a prison-like ordeal. She is back in Ohio and has an attorney who has some ties to the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). Her parents are a part of an extremist mosque in Columbus.
"Rifqa is being denied some basic things such as a telephone, Internet access, and school. She is quite isolated as there has been no 'approved visitation' list. Hard core criminals may have more rights than Rifqa.
"Perhaps the largest Somali community in the U.S. is in the Columbus, Ohio area. It is 70,000 and growing. It is reported that Gov. Strickland has financial ties to this community because of campaign contributions.
"Rifqa has become a 'test case' for Muslims. They would like to prove that Muslims cannot break free even in America. She is being watched by every subjugated Muslim in America who would like to flee Islam. So far, they are not getting much encouragement.
"Judges in that area are sensitive to the political climate and the Somali community and thus it would seem Rifqa Bary doesn't stand a chance. But with God, all things are possible!
"It is imperative that Rifqa break the Islamic machine. Will all Americans stand up for religious freedom? Or will we wallow in apathy as a nation, too comfortable to get involved?"
“'...already is enjoying getting his d*** sucked and divine pu**y.'"
"With the nations gathering in Copenhagen for their Climate Change Conference, I'm going to perform a little science experiment.
"It's based on what Al Gore said in his "Inconvenient Truth": The polar ice caps will melt sending 20-plus-foot flood waves into coastal cities worldwide. Something Grant Jeffrey, author of 'Shadow Government,' informed me on last week's Faith2Action program that apparently even Al Gore himself doesn't believe:
"'Did you know that he bought a property in San Francisco near Fisherman's Wharf, only four feet from the ocean? I would say that if he believed that the seas were going to rise 23 feet, he would not have invested a great deal of money in such a property.'
"As I write this, I have a glass of water with ice filled to the very top sitting on my desk. Actually, it's sitting on a paper towel on my desk – to catch (and record) any overflow. If Al Gore is right, when the ice in the glass melts, there will be an overflow of water all over my desk – spilling onto my keyboard and preventing me from finishing this column. Stay tuned for the results.
"The problem with Gore's theory, as explained by another guest on my F2A program yesterday, is something called the 'Archimedes Principle: when a less dense solid like ice melts in a liquid like water, the liquid level drops.'"
"What is most alarming about the media’s recent displays of racial politics is that many American voters do not have the civic virtue to put their personal racial views aside for the sake of what is best for the nation. Race does not determine a person’s position on issues. Do Maxine Waters and Condoleezza Rice think alike simply because they are both black women? Shallow voting is the art of the imperceptive.
"In light of the gargantuan issues facing the nation—the conflicts in the Middle East, the nationalization of American banking, transitions in our use of energy, new international partnerships among socialist regimes in Europe, Latin America, and Asia, and the multi-layered issues in Africa—we should be embarrassed as a nation for the world to see people downgrade the presidential election to gene preferences.
"What Americans must embrace is their responsibility as virtuous citizens concerned about the common good. This means that we put non-essential issues like race aside, to choose a candidate with the character and competence necessary to offer leadership on the pressing issues of our times."
"Wafa speaks powerfully about what America means to her. It manifests itself in little things. She leaves her house at 5 am and makes her way to Starbucks to have her coffee without fearing that someone might see her and accuse her of immoral behavior. To her, America means saying 'good morning' to her neighbor and chatting with him for a few moments without being accused of having spent the night with him. America, for this courageous woman, means that her daughter can come home and tell her that she had lunch with her boyfriend without being beaten or accused of having impugned the family honor.
"It is clear throughout A God Who Hates that Wafa Sultan was always a very independent thinker, even though there were times in her life when she did not immediately allow herself to go to the next step to which her thinking was leading her. She writes lovingly about her husband, who was very supportive of her. He was an open-minded thinker — initially more so than was Wafa herself. But she recounts in the book certain momentous events that jarred her thinking, such as in 1979 when Muslims screaming 'Allahu akbar' murdered one of her professors, the ophthalmology lecturer Dr. Yusef Al-Yusef, whom she respected and admired. Wafa witnessed the murder – and at that exact moment started to question the nature of the Islamic faith.
"'But I was afraid,' she explained when I interviewed her recently, 'to express my feelings. I was afraid to express my thoughts, because under Islamic sharia, a Muslim who dares to leave Islam or dares to convert to any other religion is to be killed. And every Muslim has the right to kill someone who has left Islam without being asked a question. This is the Islamic law. Once you were born as a Muslim, you’re not allowed to leave it. This is simply the Islamic law, and it seems to me it’s very hard to convince Americans that this is the way it is.'"
"Black leaders should encourage policymakers to make health more affordable by giving individuals absolute control over their earnings with concomitant power to choose their own health plan. Instead, they are conspiring with Congress to lead us back to the plantation."
"David Gelbaum, a wealthy California conservationist, said he was indefinitely stopping the donations that had made him the New York-based group’s largest anonymous donor.
“'For a number of years, your organization has received very substantial charitable contributions from me,' Gelbaum said in a statement. 'My investments in alternative, clean energy companies have placed me in a highly illiquid position as a result of the general credit crisis in the American and world financial systems.'
"Imagine the heartbreaking that is going on in those hoary Old Media circles. Imagine the gnashing of teeth and the wailing going on as they whine to their significant other that TheOne has forsaken them! It must be a caterwauling like you’ve never heard.
"The Politico starts off its piece in perfect politically correct pitch by noting that reporters covering Obama always look forward to 'The White House Holiday Party.' Didja notice Politico doesn’t say the White House Christmas Party? I thought you would. Anyway, shocking news has leaked out amongst the newsies that many of them weren’t invited to the White House Party this year like they have been in years past. Worse, the Prez has dumped that whole annoying having-to-meet-people stuff."
"Hours after the president’s speech, Rasmussen Reports released the results of a new poll showing 58% of likely voters opposed to giving bailout money to states, 56% opposing a second stimulus, 53% believing the economy will be helped more by actions of the private sector than of government, and 59% believing that increased government spending will hurt the economy."
"It would be good advice for a nation on the brink of destruction from within itself to reconsider its course and attitude towards God. Dealing with evil without acknowledging God is like playing football without a helmet. It is complete denial of compelling evidence, historical proof, as well as the testimony of our Founders who drafted our Constitution. Should one continue to engage in such a potentially harmful game of football without a helmet, not only will that individual suffer serious injury, but if such an idea remains unchallenged, eventually, a permanent injury such as a broken neck will occur, followed by the threat of paralysis or even death. Perhaps the comparison shines light on why so many of us seem unable to move in truth, and even worse, why some are just flat out unmoved because of injury we are therefore afraid to tackle that which is evil head on. "
"Fidel Castro is calling President Barack Obama's accepting of the Nobel Peace Prize a 'cynical act,' given that he is sending 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan.
"The 83-year-old former Cuban leader initially applauded Obama's selection, but he has backed off that recently.
"In a column on a government Web site Wednesday, Castro wrote: 'Why did Obama accept the Nobel Peace Prize when he had already decided to take the war in Afghanistan to its ultimate limit?'"
Brother X says "Castro is RACIST!"
"Newsmax has verified there are 34 references to IPCC information in the EPA's 25-page 'Proposed Endangerment and Cause or Contribute Findings for Greenhouse Gases,' which was published in the April 24 edition of the Federal Register (pages 18886-18910).
"This is the document the EPA used to support its preliminary finding, which in turn provided the underpinning for the Endangerment Finding issued on Monday."
"Since January, Obama has turned the 24-hour news cycle into Obama TV. When Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., joked that Obama has appeared on every network except the Food Network, heads must have rolled in the White House for missing that gig. Not to worry, First Lady Michelle is going to appear on 'Iron Chef' America in January."