Thursday, December 31, 2009

Muslim Philsophy / Theology Versus The American Constitution

This is something to think about. It isn't political correct to even write about this kind of thing these days but nonetheless, the situation still exists. The problem is what is the truth? And how can we ever come to a conclusion if it is never debated or at least discussed.

It seems to me some of the problems that we are facing with terrorism in this country is because we refuse to face reality. The reality is that millions of people want to destroy our way of life for no other reason then we are different. We look different, think differently and live differently. Does this sound familiar? And how did we handle that problem for the last sixty years?

You decide! The author is unknown

Can a Muslim be a real American or Canadian?

In light of the murders at Ft. Hood by a Muslim Officer (who had sworn to defend the people, our Constitution and the United States) this article becomes more timely and real than ever.
Can a good Muslim be a good American or Canadian?

I sent that question to a friend who worked in Saudi Arabia for 20 years. The following is his reply:

Theologically - no. Because his allegiance is to Allah, the moon god of Arabia .

Religiously - no. Because no other religion is accepted by his Allah except Islam.

Scripturally - no. Because his allegiance is to the five pillars of Islam and the Quran (Koran).

Geographically - no. Because his allegiance is to Mecca , to which he turns in prayer five times a day.

Socially - no. Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make friends with Christians or Jews.

Politically - no. Because he must submit to the mullah (spiritual leaders), who teach annihilation of Israel and Destruction of America, the great Satan.

Domestically - no. Because he is instructed to marry four women and beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him.

Intellectually - no. Because he cannot accept the American Constitution since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to be corrupt.

Philosophically - no. Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran do not allow freedom of religion and expression. Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist. Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic.

Spiritually - no. Because when we declare "one nation under God," the Christian's God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to as heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in The Quran's 99 excellent names.

Therefore after much study and deliberation....perhaps we should be very suspicious of ALL MUSLIMS in this country. They obviously cannot be both "good" Muslims and good Americans. Call it what you wish....it's still the truth. What's the answer?

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

ACORN Ruled Legimate by Courts : Liberal Congress Agrees

With all of the evidence that we have seen and heard concerning this corrupt organization, how is it possible that a court could decide that it was a legitimate organization worth more tax dollars.

Even as ACORN is under investigation in 15 states for voter fraud and other crimes against the people of this country, yet the Obama administration sees fit to continue to support them with more money and legal status.

Now even the courts are ruling in favor of the political criminals, but then, really, this isn't something new. Liberal Marxist activists are everywhere in our society only now they have come out of hiding.

This is so outrageous as to become incomprehensible. Where does this end? Who are these people? illegitimate

Rep. King: ACORN ‘Bigger Than Watergate’
Newmax -

Rep. Steve King says the ACORN saga is “the largest corruption crisis in the history of America” — yet he predicts Congress and the Obama administration won’t take action against the scandal-plagued community organizing group.

"It's thousands of times bigger than Watergate because Watergate was only a little break-in by a couple of guys," the Iowa Republican said in an interview with The American Spectator.
"By the time we pull ACORN out by its roots, America's going to understand just how big this is."
Hidden camera videos emerged in September showing ACORN (Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now) employees advising a couple posing as a pimp and prostitute how to establish a brothel and finance it with government grants.

But it also is accused of political corruption, election fraud, racketeering, money laundering, and countless other violations of the law, according to the American Spectator article written by Matthew Vadum, senior editor at Capital Research Center, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank.
Rep. King, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, said Committee Chairman John Conyers will not investigate ACORN and a probe of the group is “not going to come out of” Chairman Charles Rangel’s Ways and Means Committee or Chairman Barney Frank’s House Financial Services Committee “or from anybody in the Senate. They're going to protect ACORN.

“Congress is deliberately dragging its heels on ACORN,” and Democrats in Congress are “using everything to protect ACORN because that's the machine that keeps them in office,” said King.
The congressman is especially angry over U.S. District Judge Nina Gershon's ruling in favor of ACORN on Dec. 11.

Gershon issued a temporary injunction prohibiting Congress from cutting off funding for ACORN, ruling that the funding ban ordered by Congress was unconstitutional in that it singled out ACORN for punishment without trial. The Department of Justice has reluctantly filed an appeal.

Gershon's ruling is "sweeping and far-reaching, and she even opined that ACORN has some kind of an implicit right to future contracts because they've succeeded in bidding on contracts that were similarly competitive," King said in the interview.

He added that he doesn't hold out much hope that the Obama administration or Congress will decide to investigate ACORN, saying: "This is one-party gangster government and they know what they're doing.”

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

America Facing A Bloodless Coup?

This a little long but a must read. Please take the time as it is so important to all of us that live in a state of reality and are horrified by what is happening to our country.

This is a powerful article and so to the point that I can't add anything to it - a sad commentary though on the state of some of our people and our country. But there is hope for our survival. The people in general are taking notice of how the "freight train has taken a gravel road" and recognize the proles of such a catastrophe.

I'm not sure who wrote this but she is good. Sorry.


*THE ART OF THE PAINLESS COUP*/*PART I**

Peggy Noonan wrote a piece [October 27, 2005] <http://www.opinionjournal.com/columnists/pnoonan/?id=110007460>* in the WSJ that made many people unhappy; some found it defeatist, some found it reminiscent of Jimmy Carter’s “malaise” speech, some found it downright paranoid and semi-hysterical. I found it to be none of those things. My impression, as one Long Island Irish Catholic Girl reading another, was that Noonan is on to something, but she’s /not quite there/ with it. Perhaps that is because the next step to “there” is a step any successful and credible public figure would be very cautious about taking; it is a step toward the Eternal, toward things seen and unseen. To take such a step is to risk reputation and a life-time of work.

I don’t blame her for not taking it. I however, am not a successful and credible public figure, and I have no reputation to risk. Like Groucho, I have no wish to belong to any club that would have me, and so I can dare to walk where Ms. Noonan could not.*Noonan expressed her belief that,*/* subconsciously*/*,* Americans are wandering through their days with a sense of things being, “Off the tracks and hurtling forward, toward an unknown destination.”/Everything…A sense of unreality in our courts so deep that they think they can seize grandma’s house to build a strip mall; our media institutions imploding…Senators who seem owned by someone, actually owned, by an interest group or a financial entity.

Great churches that have lost all sense of mission, and all authority. Do you have confidence in the CIA? The FBI? I didn’t think so./A sense of unreality…yes…and illusions, too.*Some might argue that what is coming “off the tracks” are the easy illusions of 20th century America:* The perhaps naive notions that our elected leaders actually seek office to /serve/ the public good. That the press is interested only in presenting the/ truth/, no matter what. That our courts are peopled with lofty higher beings and geniuses who know better than the rest of us. That our churches are both safe havens and by-ways to heaven.

There was a time in America when all of those statements would have been accepted at face value. In our nation’s babyhood we believed and we trusted all the parent figures – the governments, the courts, the press, the churches.

Now, past infancy, we have come to look upon those institutions with the glare of adolescent angst. We’ve observed enough to understand that those in authority over us are not the paragons of perfection we’d so looked up to as toddlers. We see them flawed, weak, seducable, wholly human and fallible, and like good adolescents who have caught Mom and Dad lying or stumbling drunk, we at first sneered about it and gave some voice to our sense of betrayal. Now, we’re merely numb. Since our “parents” in these authoritative roles have proven themselves to be mere /creatures/, and not heroes, well, we’ve turned up the volume on our ipods, buried ourselves in our trendy lambskin coats and shut our doors to them.*

Our older siblings are observing this behavior with a measure of satisfaction.* I am not talking about our cousins across the Atlantic. I mean the “elites” whom Noonan writes have decided to find their “seperate peace” in all of this. She writes://I suspect that history…will look back and see that many of our elites simply decided to enjoy their lives while they waited for the next chapter of trouble…//You’re a lobbyist or a senator or a cabinet chief, you’re an editor at a paper or a green-room schmoozer, you’re a doctor or lawyer or Indian chief, and you’re making your life a little fortress. That’s what I think a lot of the elites are up to.*

Here is where I think Noonan falls a little short.* These elites are not simply milling about waiting for “the next chapter of trouble.” I think in too many cases they -like troubled eldest siblings, the “first children” who have never quite gotten over the subsequent additions to the family- have been actively fomenting chapter after chapter of trouble, for some 40 years. They /are/ complacently building little fortresses, but they are doing so for a reason.

Having written all of these chapters of trouble, they are feeling quite confident that their story is solidly structured, and they are ready for the /dénouement/ they have planned. The anticipation of their surprise ending is making them almost giddy.The ending, of course, is the /coup d’état. /Believing that the rest of us, now /disillusioned/, are no longer clinging to romantic ideals of honor, or truth or nobility, these always-restless First Children, devoted to deconstruction, believe they are about to take down the presidency, the churches, the “old” government and even the “old” media.

They expect to put into place something “brand new.” But believe me when I tell you what they are building is older than dirt. And up from it. Which is why they will need their fortresses. Castro lives in one, too.They’ve been practicing all of this, by the way, perfecting the Art of the Painless Coup so thoroughly that most ordinary folks do not even realize what has occured.*Over the past 40 years these hyperactive First Children have been pulling off small scale coups* with varying levels of success. They managed to deconstruct the academies, so that education is less a broadening of knowledge than a narrowing of perspective <http://www.thefire.org/index.php/article/6255.html>.

They have deconstructed the liturgy to insist that a pantomime in clownface <http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/theanchoress/2005/05/27/clown-eucharist-at-trinity-episcopal/> is a vast improvement over 2000 year-old sacrament and liturgy.

They have deconstructed government by constructing something so huge and unwieldy that nothing coming out of it is reliable or dependable <http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/>, and almost no one is accountable, either.

They have deconstructed the press to the point where the truth of a story is less important <http://www.tcsdaily.com/article.aspx?id=080305E> than how it may be framed and spun.

They have deconstructed the idea of fascism to mean “those democracies in Israel and America” <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/4384264.stm> rather than the freedom-suppressing regimes which surround them.

And all the while they have been busily pulling things apart, they have kept the rest of the family distracted with the /television/, with the /radio/, with the /cinema/ – any or all of which have instantly been called into service whenever someone got a little bored and looked around, wondering what these kids were up to.

“Abortion?” said Aunt Sally, “Abortion is a /terrible/ thing!” Suddenly every news story is about the grim circumstance of illegal abortion. Suddenly sitcoms are showing the way. “Well, if /Maude/ had an abortion…maybe sometimes it’s a good thing…”“Free love,” sputtered Uncle Jim, “it’s immoral! It’s damaging to the family!” Suddenly every film hero or heroine is having free, uncomplicated, undamaging sex <http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/theanchoress/2005/10/22/in-praise-of-square-ness-self-respect-is-not-prudery/>, and flashing some gratuitous T and A at Uncle Jim in the process. “I dunno,” he smiles to Aunt Sally as he settles back, “maybe it’s not all that bad…”

*Except that Aunt Sally, having been spoon-fed her enlightenment by media* overrun with these busy First Children and their co-horts, is not around to hear him. She has taken off her bra, taken the pill and several dozen lovers, she has “found herself,” lost her children and moved in with her newest partner, Charlene. They own cats and attend drum circles. They protest whenever possible, because a good protest can validate almost any life-choice by pinpointing and naming an enemy, and declaring that enemy an oppressor and a villain, even if that villain is liberating men, women and children and trying to create a safer world.

“An illusion!” They shout. “There is no liberation, there is no safer world, there is no nobility, no honor, no truth! All lies!” I will spare you the part where they strip down to their birthday suits and dance around, their sagging, pendulous breasts swaying out of sync with the drums.*

PART II**

The First Children applaud Aunt Sally.* They love the distraction she causes as they work feverishly on their coup.I think Ms. Noonan’s sense of things being “off-kilter,” is her own gut understanding that the painless coup is near, and perhaps she is not quite sure what might be done to prevent it.

*Well, one way to prevent the coup is to be utterly fearless and authentic* in pronouncing the things we believe. Pope John Paul II (and now Pope Benedict XVI) made enormous headway against the Painless Coup, which had gone so far as to turn our beautiful churches into bare concrete monstrosities <http://thecrescat.blogspot.com/2009/02/can-you-tell-difference.html> (ready-made for quick-conversion into temples to secular reason) and he managed to reclaim the liturgy and renew appreciation for the Eucharist by repeating the truth over and over, with the reminder, /“do not be afraid!”/Thus so, we must repeat, over and over, that while illusions may well be all around us, some amorphous notions, like honor and freedom and truth, are still real. They are not just real, they are /Eternal/.

*We must repeat again and again that America’s honor is no illusion.*

Imperfect as it may be this is still the land to which – in large or small ways – every free nation owes its current liberty. This is the nation that has routinely sent its idealistic young men off to foreign lands -to die there- not for empire, not for real-estate, but for the protection and advancement of that unseen thing that is freedom, the strengthener of the human spirit, the burnisher of human potential. First Children and their motley co-horts aside, this is still the nation to which millions of creative or industrious people wish to come, it is the nation to which the oppressed call out for rescue and relief.

*We must repeat, over and over, that the American Presidency* is, like a papacy or a monarchy, larger than the person who occupies the office, and that it is /noble./ The American President freed slaves when too many would not entertain the notion. The American President has carried the big stick used to overthrow tyrants and bullies both foreign and domestic. The American President has put his airmen to use to keep his vanquished enemies in Berlin from starving in a brutal winter, he has used his navy to bring aid after tsunami. The American President has dreamed great space voyages into reality, has opened closed markets, has encouraged a people to tear down walls. The American President has envisioned tens of millions of people raising purple fingertips to the sky, and made it so.

*We must repeat, over and over,* that Liberty is the means by which we created creatures are meant to live and to grow and be. That Liberty lives in the Truth. That Liberty lives where people can speak freely, without fear of injury or reprisals. That Liberty lives /only/ when the press is free and unencumbered – when it is /detached/ from events instead of entwined in them.

That Liberty lives when people refuse to be intimidated into silence or acquiescence, whether in the workplace or within the community. That Liberty is the fragile thing that diminishes whenever one refuses to acclaim it for oneself. In between all of those repetitions, we must do something else, if we are to stave off the Painless Coup. We are going to have to turn away from our distractions – the television, the radio, the magazines, the talkshows, the films, the fashions, the escapist entertainment, even the internet. We will have to turn away from these empty things – to make them smaller in our lives, where they and the popular culture now loom so large – and we are going to have to get quiet.

*A good musician knows that music is not created only by playing notes,* but by understanding the spaces between the notes, and their value. Just so, it will not be enough to simply repeat what is true – if that is all we do, it will only add to the din – there must also be silence, in which to do our other, more powerful work.

It is a cacophony of noise that fuels so many illusions, and allows those “chapters of trouble” to be so deftly written. The overstimulation of our senses has severely dulled our internal sensors. We have lost our bearings and our boundaries so profoundly that we are no longer guarded, interiorly, against scam-artists and tricksters.We have to get those bearings back – to find our centers and get back in touch with our “gut instincts,” which are there for a reason. And the way to get back to the center – to /our/ center, our “gut” – is through prayer and meditation and contemplation. /Prayer has power./ No force can stand against it. Not even the force of a generation bearing down and driving hard against everything that came before itself.

*CONCLUSION:*

It is true that there are many illusions in the world. And on the world stage there stride some masters of the sleight-of-hand and the misdirection – you can recognize them because they are all of a mind, and of a piece, and they are all working different parts of the same trick.But if you can recognize a trick for what it is, you can prevail against it.And this is where the Eternal comes in – the things seen and unseen, which I mentioned earlier. An illusionist, no matter how masterful, is still peddling /an illusion/. He has nothing behind him but his crossed fingers.

Prayer is no illusion, and one needn’t be a master to tap into its tremendous force. Even a novice may use it, although one does get stronger with practice and growth comes, for prayer is never stagnant. Aunt Sally has no idea how disposable she is, or how her raised consciousness has been a mere means to an end, another illusion. In the coming denouement, she and Charlene and poor old, befuddled Uncle Jim will be equally expendable, or useful only for /keeping the foodlines and the medical lines straight./ They will all be outside the “fortresses” of the elites, with the rest of us, if the Coup is permitted, if the First Children achieve their goal.

So, it is time for the rest of us to turn off the ipods, shed the lambskin coat and come out of our self-imposed exile, ready to do battle. Things are indeed messed up and off-kilter. But no matter how much our parent figures in the government or the courts, or the churches or even the few grown-ups left in the press may embarrass us or disappoint, they’re still ours. They belong to us, and the bond is forever. And it is time to get busy.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Al Franken Shows True Nature During Senate Clashes

Al Franken is just showing us all who he is - a far left bitter, malignant Marxist progressive liberal Democrat that cares for nothing but to hear or see his own insanity reproduced. He is truly insane! But most of us have known this for years.

Sadly, the voters in Minnesota didn't care about his lack of humanity or civility, much less his total inability to cope with reality or self control. What information could the voters have used to make the decision to vote for Franken?

Sharp-Tongued Franken Clashes With Republicans

After a quiet first few months in the Senate, Al Franken has begun to show the sharp-tongued confrontational style he displayed as a comic and author, clashing with Republicans behind the scenes and on the Senate floor.

Franken was sworn in on July 7 after a vote recount and lengthy court battle gave him a victory over Republican rival Norm Coleman, and Franken initially avoided the limelight to the extent that rumors circulated that the Democratic leadership had told him to keep a low profile.
But on Dec. 14, the Minnesota Democrat battled Sen. John Thune in the Senate after the South Dakota Republican claimed that healthcare reform legislation would levy new taxes immediately but not provide benefits for several years.

Franken implied that Thune had fabricated some of his facts, “a more personal confrontation than usual in the clubby Senate,” The Hill newspaper reported.
Franken disclosed a private conversation he had with Thune on the topic, and the angry Republican stormed off the Senate floor. “We are entitled to our own opinions; we’re not entitled to our own facts,” Franken loudly declared.

He later apologized to Thune.

Then during a later debate on healthcare legislation, Franken cut off Sen. Joe Lieberman during his speech on the Senate floor. Lieberman, an independent Democrat who opposed the Democrats’ healthcare reform bill, asked for an additional moment to finish his remarks.
But Franken, who was presiding over the Senate, refused the routine request.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., later complained that Lieberman’s request was “objected to by the newest member of the United States Senate in a most brusque way . . . We’ve got to stop this kind of behavior. I have never seen anything like that.”

Behind the scenes, Franken had a clash with an aide to Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn. Franken went to Corker’s office to discuss an amendment Franken offered to a defense bill, which would bar the government from doing business with contractors who required workers to settle rape and sexual assault charges through arbitration instead of the courts.

“The meeting quickly deteriorated when Franken began berating one of Corker’s aides,” according to The Hill. “Franken’s sally was so harsh that Corker told Franken to lay off his aide and direct the comments at him instead.”

Franken, a former Air America radio host, also tongue-lashed an aide to a Republican leader at a recent Senate reception, grilling the aide over what Franken viewed as the failings of the GOP.
“The Al Franken head tells him to steer away from the limelight and build his reputation,”

Lawrence Jacobs, a professor of political science at the University of Minnesota, told The Hill. “Then there is his heart, which is quite fiery.” Jacob warned that engaging in political brawls could reinforce the unfavorable view that Franken is “a hot-headed partisan.”

Saturday, December 26, 2009

What Women Wish For AND What will Happen


The battle goes on!

I Love Guns - The Best Love Song Of The Decade!

Hey, this is really great - this guy sings about his guns and how he loves them - a very catchy tune and a super display of weapons. This song will warm the heart of even the coldest liberal Democrat. - heh -

Enjoy!


http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=steveleeilikeguns#p/u/0/-TC2xTCb_GU

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Massachusetts Health Care System Tanking

With the Massachusetts health care system going into the tank as this article points, and the fact that the desaster that is approaching us from the 'nutjob' liberals in Congress is based on this failure, little has to be spoken to warn us that we are going to get the bone crushing health care failure that Massachusetts has.

I can't see how it can be any different than all the other failed government run programs that have brought higher taxes and run-away spending. Let's see, the Post Office, Social Security, Medicade and Medicare - Fanne and Freddy - well just name anything associated with the federal government and you will find a 'failure to deliever as promised'.

The most frustrating part of all this is with over 60% of the population against this bill, the liberal left is going ahead anyway. Why? Is it just for power and control or just so they can say that they have finally brought America to it's collective knees?

Now that's something that the liberal Democrats can be proud of and they are!

December 18, 2009
HEALTH REFORM: BLAME MITT
If -- and it is still a big "if" -- Democrats pass a health bill, that bill will owe as much to former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney as to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. In fact, with the so-called "public option" out of the Senate health bill, the final product increasingly looks like the failed Massachusetts experiment, says Michael Tanner, a Senior Fellow with the Cato Institute.

Consider that the final bill will likely include:

An individual mandate
A weak employer-mandate
An Exchange (Connector)
Middle-class subsidies
Insurance regulation (already in place in Massachusetts before Romney's reforms)

When Massachusetts passed its pioneering health care reforms in 2006, critics warned that they would result in a slow but steady spiral downward toward a government-run health care system. Three years later, those predictions appear to be coming true, says Tanner.
Although the state has reduced the number of residents without health insurance, 200,000 people remain uninsured, says Tanner:

Moreover, the increase in the number of insured is primarily due to the state's generous subsidies, not the celebrated individual mandate.

Health care costs continue to rise much faster than the national average; since 2006, total state health care spending has increased by 28 percent.

Insurance premiums have increased by eight to 10 percent per year, nearly double the national average.

New regulations and bureaucracy are limiting consumer choice and adding to health care costs.
Program costs have skyrocketed despite tax increases, and the state is considering caps on insurance premiums, cuts in reimbursements to providers, and even the possibility of a "global budget" on health care spending -- with its attendant rationing.

A shortage of providers, combined with increased demand, is increasing waiting times to see a physician.

Overall, the program has failed in its main goal of achieving universal coverage. It has failed to restrain the growth in health care costs. And it has greatly exceeded its initial budget, placing new burdens on the state's taxpayers.

With the "Massachusetts model" frequently cited as a blueprint for health care reform, it is important to recognize that giving the government greater control over our health care system will have grave consequences for taxpayers, providers, and health care consumers. That is the lesson of the Massachusetts model, says Tanner.

Source: Michael D. Tanner, "Health Reform: Blame Mitt," Cato Institute, December 17, 2009; and "Massachusetts Miracle or Massachusetts Miserable: What the Failure of the "Massachusetts Model" Tells Us about Health Care Reform," Cato Institute, Briefing Paper, No. 112, June 9, 2009.
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Monday, December 21, 2009

Rush Limbaugh - Personality of The Decade/America's Real Anchor Man

Little wonder he draws as many listeners as he does. I believe the audience is far larger than 14 million or 20 million for that matter. These are the ones that admit they listen - there must be twice this many that listen but can't bring themselves to tell anyone that they do.

Just think about it for a minute - if a liberal admitted they listened to Rush, they wouldn't be liberals anymore.

How would they explain this to their friends that they have 'heard the truth and now they are free"?


Mediaweek: Limbaugh Personality of the Decade
Monday, 21 Dec 2009 03:51 PM
By: Jim Meyers

Rush Limbaugh has been named Radio Personality of the Decade by Mediaweek, a leading industry magazine and Web site.

In the December issue’s Best of the Decade feature, Mediaweek observed:“No radio host or personality comes close to Rush Limbaugh in size of audience or volume of political discourse. The man manages to stay in the headlines no matter who’s in the White House or who’s gunning for him.”

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The publication noted that when Sen. Harry Reid sent a letter to Limbaugh’s syndicator criticizing a remark by Rush, Limbaugh auctioned the letter on eBay and donated the proceeds to charity.“As Rush would say, it’s his opposition that is elevating him,” Mediaweek stated, adding: “Limbaugh remains cleared on 600 radio stations, his audience falls somewhere between 14 million and 20 million weekly listeners, and syndicator Premiere Radio Networks pulls in an estimated $50 million in annual ad revenue.

A recent CBS/Vanity Fair poll found that he’s the most popular conservative voice — no politician comes close.” Mediaweek also named Apple’s Steve Jobs as Marketer of the Decade, “The Sopranos” the TV Show of the Decade, Rupert Murdoch the Media Executive of the Decade, YouTube the Web Site of the Decade, Wired the Magazine of the Decade, Apple the Brand of the Decade, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google the Media Entrepreneurs of the Decade, and Google the Media Company of the Decade.© Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Health Savings Accounts (HSA) Work / Save Money

Health Savings Accounts (HSA) work and they save money. As this article points they are an effective way for the general public to use these accouts to purchase health care as they deem necessary, and at the same time, save money in this account for when they really need it.

It's like the School Voucher system for education that allows family to chose the best schools for their kids, especially where the local public schools are corrupt and in poor neighbor hoods, the government won't allow these school chooses to continue as they interfer with the public school unions, a huge support for the Obama administration.

HSA's fall into the same catagory. The federal government can't allow these to go on as they allow freedom of the individual to make health care choices as they are needed. This doesn't allow the government to make all of the health care decisions and, of course, contoll all of the health care money. Trillions of tax payer dollars.

December 18, 2009-->
OBAMACARE'S HSA PROMISE -- AND PERIL

Health savings accounts (HSAs) are one of the few truly innovative developments in health insurance markets in recent years, forcing consumers to make smarter choices about the health care resources they use. Created as part of the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act, they combine a savings account with a high-deductible insurance plan, giving consumers more control over routine health care expenses while still providing them with financial protection from catastrophic illness.

Since 2006, enrollment in HSAs and other high deductible health care plans (HDHPs) has more than doubled -- from 3.2 million to 8 million, says Paul Howard, Director of the Center for Medical Progress at the Manhattan Institute. Critics allege that these plans only cater to the healthy and wealthy, but data suggests otherwise:

According to a May 2009 survey from AHIP, an insurance trade group, 53 percent of all HSA enrollees in the individual market were age 40 or older.

A 2007 survey found that 33 percent of HSA account holders in the individual market were formerly uninsured.

In another study of over 1 million HSA accounts, AHIP found that 46 percent of account holders lived in lower-middle income neighborhoods, with incomes between $25,000 and $50,000.

In total, 83 percent lived in neighborhoods where the income was at or below $75,000.

A February 2009 study from the Manhattan Institute also found that HSA account holders spent less than half of the money in their accounts in 2007, showing that HSAs can be an effective savings vehicle for offsetting future healthcare costs.

But the biggest attraction for HSA-qualified health plans is clearly their lower cost, says Howard:
The MI study also found that premiums for HSA plans are much less expensive - by ten to 40 percent - than more traditional insurance options.

The vast majority of these plans (86 percent) also offered generous "first-dollar" coverage for preventive care services like infant/child well care, colonoscopies, immunizations, mammograms and pap smears.

Unfortunately, obscure details buried deep in the Democrats' health care reform legislation -- or left up to the future discretion of bureaucrats in the Department of Health and Human Services -- could easily kill HSAs with the stroke of a pen, says Howard.
Source: Paul Howard, "ObamaCare's HSA Promise -- and Peril," Townhall.com, December 17, 2009.

For text: http://townhall.com/columnists/PaulHoward/2009/12/17/obamacare%E2%80%99s_hsa_promise_%E2%80%93_and_peril

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Climate Change Conference Just Another Power Grab

More bad news for the Eco-Fascist Environmentalists with this Russian climate data on how the enviros managed the information to get desired results - oh wait, still more bad news for those that want absolute power to control our lives. The climate change conference was a bust as these socialists came together just to take money from the productive members and give to themselves, but instead only got a kick in the butt.

It's note worthy here as well that Hugo Chevaz, a confessed communist, got a standing ovaion from this conference when he comdemed capitalism as the source of all the worlds problems, and in the next breath demands billions from the most prosperious nations, all capitalists nations, so the socialists can enslave the world with the money. What? How does that work?

WOW - and they want to save us from total destruction? The ice caps gone in five years? Hey, who's stupid enough to believe this stuff? hmmmm

Global Warming
December 18, 2009-->
HADLEY CENTER AND CRU APPARENTLY CHERRY-PICKED RUSSIA'S CLIMATE DATA

Apparently the Hadley Center for Climate Change based at the headquarters of the British Meteorological Office in Exeter (Devon, England) and the Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia (CRU) in Norwich (England) cherry-picked Russian climate data, according to a study issued by the Moscow-based Institute of Economic Analysis (IEA).

The IEA report shows that Russian meteorological-station data in the last 130 years did not substantiate the rate of warming on Russian territory suggested by the Hadley Climate

Research Unit Temperature (HadCRUT) database, which has now been partially released:
Russian meteorological stations cover most of the country's territory, while the HadCRUT used data from only 25 percent of such stations in their calculations.

Over 40 percent of Russian territory was not included in their global temperature calculations even though there was no lack of meteorological stations and observations.

The data of stations located in areas not listed in the HadCRUT survey often shows slight cooling or no substantial warming in the second part of the 20th century and the early 21st century.

IEA analysts found that the climatologists used the data of stations located in large populated centers that are influenced by the "urban heat effect" more frequently than the unbiased data from the stations located in less populated places:
The IEA authors calculated that the scale of actual warming for the Russian territory in 1877-1998 was probably exaggerated by 0.64°C.

Since Russia accounts for 12.5 percent of the world's land mass, such an exaggeration for Russia alone should have an impact on the IPCC claim that the global temperature in the last century has risen by 0.76°C.
If similar procedures have been used for processing climate data from other national data sources, the impact on the rate of change in global temperature would be considerable.

The IEA report concludes that it is necessary to recalculate all global temperature data in order to assess the real rate of temperature change during the last century.

Global temperature data will have to be modified because the calculations used by Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change analysts are based on HadCRUT research.

Source: Andrei Illarionov, "New Study: Hadley Center and CRU Apparently Cherry-picked Russia's Climate Data," Cato Institute, December 17, 2009.
For text:
http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/2009/12/17/new-study-hadley-center-and-cru-apparently-cherry-picked-russias-climate-data/

Saturday, December 19, 2009

God and Our Dogs Love Us No Matter What - Video

Truly a video that will warm your heart even if you aren't a dog person. Enjoy!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H17edn_RZoY

A Christmas Gift to The World - Five Dead Terrorists

videoThis is just what we need to show during this Christmas season - a Christmas present to the world - five less terrorists.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Christmas Greeting For Progressive Liberal Democrats

Author unknown and I believe this has made the rounds before but still to the point, especially now.


To All My Democrat Friends:


Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my
best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible,
low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter
solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious
persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with
respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their
choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.



I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically
uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2010, but
not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures
whose contributions to society have helped make America great.



Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America
in the Western Hemisphere . Also, this wish is made without regard to the
race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wish.



To My Republican Friends:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ 2009

Where Has Common Sense Gone in Government?

Health Care Chicago Style - Results through Threats and Intimidation

When listening to Harry Reid explain how the ObamaCare Bill will work for everyone and will save us billions in the long run, far into the future according to Harry, one has to ask just what other government program from our passed has saved us billions?

I want Harry to explain how this works, not just tell us how it will work according to his plan. The problem that I have is I don't believe anything he says as his passed record indicates he has a history of bending the truth to manufacture desired results.

This health care bill will probably make it through the Senate in some form and become the law of the land, but I will tell you now, it will spell doom for everyone that signs on to it's basic premises and foremost agenda, single payer insurance controlled by the federal government.

They say the final bill won't have this feature but I and you know in the final analysis it will have this hidden someplace to miraculously show up to drive out all other competition in the heath care market. This is the key to all of the administrations arm twisting and out right intimidation from far left Democrats that we are seeing coming from the White House, i.e. Joe Lieberman's wife being verbally attacked by members of the White House staff. Rom Emanuel.

Liberal Democrat progressives attacking some one's wife to get the desired results to an agenda that 61% of general public opposes? Liberal Democrat progressives threatening to close an air base in Nebraska to force a Senator to vote the against his better judgement? Is this America or some 'third world' ash heap? Is this how it's done now to get what the Obama White House wants? What's the next step if this doesn't work?

Little wonder then we have to ask just how far will these people go to get what ever they want? Will they take their intimidation one step further?

We must all step up to the plate now and call every Senator that we can and demand they vote NO! to the Senate bill and any other bill that is not bipartisan. Do it now!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Government Employees Reap Big Rewards

It seems the worse things get for the private sector in America, the more the government pays it's workers and, on top of all this, they hire thousands more to do what?

I believe this is in line with what the 'New Progressive liberal party' wants to do to build a wall against any future attempt to reduce the size of government and there by reduce it's crushing influence on the American people.

Luckily, for us, times have changed enough that the 'people' that are on the move to stop this can and will make a difference. Never before in our history have so many citizen shown their collective displeasure with actions of Congress and the president. The poles show an unprecedented increase in the number of people that find our government out of control.

The question remains, will this bring some common sense back to our government? Will it happen soon is anyone guess, but the anger is huge and it will find a way to make things happen.


Government salaries soar in bad times
Examiner EditorialDecember 14, 2009

Something President Obama said during his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in Oslo about making foreign policy is equally applicable at home, namely, that the world must be dealt with as it is, not as we might wish it to be.

This was highlighted by a USA Today investigative report published last week that found "federal workers are enjoying an extraordinary boom time -- in pay and hiring -- during a recession that has cost 7.3 million jobs in the private sector." In other words, bad times for the rest of us are good times for the federal establishment.

This recession has been such a boom time for the tax-supported bureaucracy that "federal employees making salaries of $100,000 or more jumped from 14% to 19% of civil servants during the recession's first 18 months -- and that's before overtime pay and bonuses are counted." USA Today was especially struck by the fact that there was only one career federal worker making an annual salary of $170,000 or more at the U.S. Department of Transportation when the current recession began.

Today, 18 months later, there are more than 1,600 career employees making that much at Transportation.

We can only hope that none of those additional 1,600-plus high-paid workers was responsible for the $2 billion Cash for Clunkers debacle run by the Transportation Department.

Hot Air's Ed Morrissey points out something else that has occurred as the ranks of six-digit career government workers in Washington surged: "It's not as if they've been asked to do more with less, either. In the first six months of the year, the federal government was adding 10,000 jobs per month, and over the recession had grown the ranks of bureaucrats by 9.8 percent. The private sector, during that same period, shed 7.3 million jobs."Hard times for folks outside of the federal establishment are also good times for Washington politicians with their never-ending thirst for finding new ways of grabbing tax dollars to benefit themselves, members of their families, present or former staff members, friends, or campaign donors.

The $448 billion appropriations bill approved last week by the House contained more than 5,000 earmarks, many of which will ultimately benefit the favored few rather than the suffering many. It's helpful to keep these realities about Washington bureaucrats and politicians in mind the next time one of them steps forward and proposes solving another crisis with billions more tax dollars.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Carbon Trading In Europe A Fraud

Everything that is associated with the "Climate Change" industry is a fraud - Al Gore is a fraud. The global warming lies, as told by the e-mails from England, begin to tell the story of just how bad this fraud really is. Still, millions believe.

Most of us knew it was all lies without the 'whistle blower' releasing the e-mails - just look who was making millions from the scam.

It was easy - just follow the money! It really IS about the money after all.

CARBON TRADING FRAUDSTERS IN EUROPE POCKET $7.3 BILLION
Source: Rowena Mason, "Copenhagen climate summit: Carbon trading fraudsters in Europe pocket €5bn," Telegraph, December 10, 2009.

Carbon trading fraudsters may have accounted for up to 90 percent of all market activity in some European countries, with criminals pocketing an estimated $7.3 billion, mainly in Britain, France, Spain, Denmark and Holland, according to Europol, the European law enforcement agency.

The revelation caused embarrassment for European Union (EU) negotiators at the Copenhagen climate change summit last week, where they have been pushing for an expansion of their system across the globe to penalize heavy emitters of carbon dioxide:

Suspicions about an unprecedented level of carbon crime over the last 18 months have led investigators to believe criminals are using "missing trader" techniques to buy up carbon credits elsewhere in Europe where there is a cheaper rate of value added tax (VAT).

Then they sell on the credits in the United Kingdom, charging the domestic rate, and pocket the difference; this has been commonplace among trading of very mobile commodities across European borders, such as phones, computer chips and cigarettes. British investigators made seven arrests earlier this year over a suspected $62 million VAT scam.

Europol said it had reason to believe the sophisticated techniques developed in the carbon market could soon migrate to the gas and electricity sectors. Figures from New Energy Finance show the value of the global market falling from $38 billion in the second quarter to $30 billion in the three months to the end of September after several countries cracked down, with volumes falling from 2.1 billion tons to 1.7 billion tons.

Europol has now set up a special unit to "identify and disrupt the organized criminal structures behind these fraud schemes."
For text:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/copenhagen-climate-change-confe/6778003/Copenhagen-climate-summit-Carbon-trading-fraudsters-in-Europe-pocket-5bn.html

Monday, December 14, 2009

Reid WILL Have A Public Option In His Health Care Proposal

Obama Care will destroy our health care and the Congress is well on the way to this end.


LEGISLATIVE SAUSAGE COULD LEAD TO SINGLE-PAYER INSURANCE
Source: Miek Brownfield, "Legislative Sausage Health Care Plan Could Lead to Single-Payer Insurance," Heritage Foundation, December 10, 2009; based upon: Editorial, "Medicare sausage?" Washington Post, December 10, 2009.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) latest "compromise" health care bill is 11th-hour legislative sausage that was made on the fly and includes ideas dating at least to the Clinton administration, says the Washington Post.

Most significantly, though, Sen. Reid's bill is a dramatic step toward a single-payer health care system, even if the public option is not on the table, says the Post:

Sen. Reid's latest compromise allows uninsured individuals over 55 to buy into Medicare.
That policy brings with it numerous problems, the core of which are higher costs to taxpayers, squeezing individuals out of their private coverage (including retiree coverage from a former employer) and adding costs to an already-unsustainable Medicare system.

Why would costs skyrocket?

As the Post notes, sicker seniors might flock to Medicare, thinking that the government will be more likely to approve their treatments, which would raise premium costs and, correspondingly, the pressure to dip into federal funds for extra help. In other words, sicker seniors would move into the public pool, costs would go up, and so too would taxpayers' bills.

There are more questions than answers, as the Post points out, regarding reduced reimbursements to health care providers and further expansions of Medicare:

Presumably, the expanded Medicare program would pay Medicare rates to providers, raising the question of the spillover effects on a health-care system already stressed by a dramatic expansion of Medicaid.

Will providers cut costs -- or will they shift them to private insurers, driving up premiums?

Will they stop taking Medicare patients or go to Congress demanding higher rates?

Once 55-year-olds are in, they are not likely to be kicked out, and the pressure will be on to expand the program to make more people eligible.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Canadian Environmentalist Diane Francis Wants Population Management

According to Francis, humans are the cause of all problems in this earth - I believe this to be true in most cases, other than climate change, i.e. "global warming". She believes the population must be managed, as the Chinese are with the number of children limited to one per family, is a good place to start.

With the edict from the EPA on CO2, the stuff that we exhale and plants inhale, as being a poison to the environmental, it is reasonable for the 'nut Jobs' among us to believe that all humanity should cease to save the planet. Can reasonable or sane people really believe this?

Remember, this isn't about the environment. this is about power and control.

Where do these people come from - where is the common sense? Truly, as the president of Poland exclaimed, the old communists of the sixties have become the environmentalists of the twenty first century. The have migrated into seats of power like they never had as communists, although they are still communists, they just wear green now instead of red.

THE REAL INCONVENIENT TRUTH: DIANE FRANCIS HATES HUMANS

The "inconvenient truth" overhanging the U.N.'s Copenhagen conference is not that the climate is warming or cooling, but that humans are overpopulating the world, says Diane Francis, Editor-at-Large for Canada's Financial Post.

According to Francis:
A planetary law, such as China's one-child policy, is the only way to reverse the disastrous global birthrate currently, which is one million births every four days.
The world's other species, vegetation, resources, oceans, arable land, water supplies and atmosphere are being destroyed and pushed out of existence as a result of humanity's soaring reproduction rate.

Earlier this week, Wall Street Journalist columnist Bret Stephens wrote about the totalitarian impulses that animate global warming true believers. According to Stephens, environmentalists like Francis, and totalitarians like Joseph Stalin, share a penchant for anti-humanism:
In his 2007 best seller "The World Without Us," environmentalist Alan Weisman considers what the planet would be like without mankind, and finds it's no bad thing.

The U.N. Population Fund complains in a recent report that "no human is genuinely 'carbon neutral'"-- its latest argument against children. John Holdren, President Obama's science adviser, cut his teeth in the policy world as an overpopulation obsessive worried about global cooling.

But whether warming or cooling, the problem for the climate alarmists, as for other totalitarians, always seems to boil down to the human race itself, says Stephens.

Source: Diane Francis, "The Real Inconvenient Truth," Financial Post, December 8, 2009; and Bret Stephens, "The Totalities of Copenhagen; Global warming and the psychology of true belief," Wall Street Journal, December 8, 2009.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Switzerland Understands Freedom - Self Defense

Here is a good video on how some people view freedom and it's responsibilities.

Switzerland has the best self defense system in the world - the entire nation is armed and ready to defend their country. The government demands that all citizens be armed and trained to come to the defense of their homes and their country.

Where does America stand on these basic principals of self defense and the defense of freedom? hmmmm

Let's see, Obama, and nearly all liberal Democrats, want to take our guns away. What message does this send to those of us that own guns? What message does this send about what Obama and the liberals Democrats think about freedom and individual rights, or any of the basic rights that are guaranteed by the Constitution that we have now?

Take a minute and review the last year of government intervention in our lives and what the congress is doing right now on health care and energy. You decide!


The lowest crime rate in the world + ability to instantly mobilize a nation !http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nf1OgV449g&feature=player_embedded

Enviromentalists AND EPA Restrict Coal/Gas Production

Welcome to the real world - liberals will tell us when we can be warm and when we are to freeze. Oh, and pay 10 as much for the same comfort level.

"Hope and Change" like we have never seen before.

EPA CAUSES COAL COMPANY TO LAY OFF NEARLY 500 MINERS

A Pittsburgh-based coal company, CONSOL Energy, will lay off nearly 500 of its West Virginia workers next year. CONSOL Energy's political problems are not unique to the mining industry, which has suffered under the Obama Administration, says the Washington Times.

For instance:

The Environmental Protection Agency is already holding 79 surface mining permits in West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee. The EPA says these permits could violate the Clean Water Act and warrant "enhanced" review. The agency went even further in October, announcing plans to revoke a permit for the Spruce No. 1 Mine in West Virginia.

CEO Nicholas J. DeIuliis said the poor economy compounded by legal challenges by environmental activists forced CONSOL to slash jobs: It is challenging enough to operate CONSOL'S coal and gas assets in the current economic downturn without having to contend with a constant stream of activism in rehashing and reinterpreting permit applications that have already been approved or in the inequitable oversight of our operations.

Customers will grow reluctant to deal with energy producers they perceive are unable to guarantee a reliable supply due to regulatory uncertainty; this inhibits the ability to remain competitive.

Source: Amanda Carpenter, "Coal Company Cuts 500 Jobs, Blames Environmentalists," Washington Times, December 9, 2009.
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Friday, December 11, 2009

Green Jobs A Fraud of the Left

Does the push for "Green Jobs" really mean we will have more jobs available for the average worker or will this just mean more tax dollars going to special interests, "specially" interests that support the ruling party, the Democrats?

As this article points out, the shift is from one liberal hand to the other while the rest of us sink into poverty.

GREEN JOBS OR FEWER JOBS?
Source: Pete Geddes and H. Sterling Burnett, "Eco at the end of recession?" Washington Times, December 10, 2009.

In an effort to reverse the 10.2 percent unemployment rate, President Obama has directed that funds from various federal agencies and the $787 billion economic stimulus bill be used to create 5 million "green" jobs. Unfortunately, the president's proposal does not consider the substantial costs of government spending on green jobs. Indeed, subsidizing green jobs could cause more job losses than gains, say Pete Geddes, an Adjunct Scholar, and H. Sterling Burnett, a Senior Fellow, both with the National Center for Policy Analysis.

The Obama Administration's green jobs program simply shifts wealth from businesses, taxpayers and consumers to politically favored uses. Citing studies from the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the American Solar Energy Society, the Center for American Progress and the United Nations Environment Program, the administration claims that green investments will provide millions of new jobs.

However, these analyses share a number of flaws, say Geddes and Burnett.
They confuse efficient and inefficient production:

Productivity is the output per unit of input; producing the same amount of a good with fewer inputs makes it more affordable, freeing labor, natural resources, equipment and capital for other uses, thus improving a country's economic welfare.

President Obama's green jobs program turns this on its head, favoring technologies that employ large numbers of people over technologies that use labor efficiently. Many of the jobs "created" by government subsidies will not be filled by the unemployed but by workers shifting from one job to another:

For instance, proposed global warming legislation threatens to shutter a number of fossil-fuel power plants while boosting employment at wind and solar facilities; moving engineers from traditional power plants to renewable energy facilities should not count as new jobs creation.

Finally, these studies only examine jobs created by the government programs, ignoring the jobs destroyed by higher energy prices and the taxes to pay for the increased spending.

The evidence is the government's green jobs push is likely to increase the length of the already growing unemployment line. That's a bad idea now and at any other time, say Geddes and Burnett.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Copenhagen Conference A Gathering of The Shameless

George Will does a bang-up job here on the shameless thousands that have come together to convince each other that what they believe is true. As the Climategate e-mails become more main stream, this 'truth bending' will become harder and harder.

That Al Gore had come out of hiding to attack Sarah Palin is a sure sign that things are not going well for the "warmers'.

Common sense will not be denied.

Climate Summit's Agenda: Gov't Micromanagement
Monday, December 7, 2009 10:58 AM
By: George Will

With 20,000 delegates, advocates, and journalists jetting to Copenhagen for planet Earth's last chance, the carbon footprint of the global warming summit will be the only impressive consequence of the climate change meeting.

Its organizers had hoped it would produce binding caps on emissions, global taxation to redistribute trillions of dollars, and micromanagement of everyone's choices.
China, nimble at the politics of pretending that is characteristic of climate change theater, promises only to reduce its "carbon intensity" — carbon emissions per unit of production. So China's emissions will rise.

Barack Obama, understanding the histrionics required in climate change debates, promises that U.S. emissions in 2050 will be 83 percent below 2005 levels. If so, 2050 emissions will equal those in 1910, when there were 92 million Americans. But there will be 420 million in 2050, so Obama's promise means that per capita emissions then will be about what they were in 1875.

That. Will. Not. Happen.

Disclosure of e-mails and documents from the Climate Research Unit in Britain — a collaborator with the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — reveals some scientists' willingness to suppress or massage data and rig the peer review process and the publication of scholarly work. The CRU materials also reveal paranoia on the part of scientists who believe that in trying to engineer "consensus" and alarm about warming, they are a brave and embattled minority.

Actually, never in peacetime history has the government-media-academic complex been in such sustained propagandistic lockstep about any subject.

The Washington Post learns an odd lesson from the CRU materials:

"Climate scientists should not let themselves be goaded by the irresponsibility of the deniers into overstating the certainties of complex science or, worse, censoring discussion of them." These scientists overstated and censored because they were "goaded" by skepticism?
Were their science as unassailable as they insist it is, and were the consensus as broad as they say it is, and were they as brave as they claim to be, they would not be "goaded" into intellectual corruption. Nor would they meretriciously bandy the word "deniers" to disparage skepticism that shocks communicants in the faith-based global warming community.

Skeptics about the shrill certitudes concerning catastrophic man-made warming are skeptical because climate change is constant: From millennia before the Medieval Warm Period (800 to 1300), through the Little Ice Age (1500 to 1850), and for millennia hence, climate change is always a 100 percent certainty.

Skeptics doubt that the scientists' models, which cannot explain the present, infallibly map the distant future.

The Financial Times' peculiar response to the CRU materials is: The scientific case for alarm about global warming "is growing more rather than less compelling." If so, then could anything make the case less compelling? A CRU e-mail says: "The fact is that we can't account for the lack of warming at the moment" — this "moment" is in its second decade — "and it is a travesty that we can't."

The travesty is the intellectual arrogance of the authors of climate change models partially based on the problematic practice of reconstructing long-term prior climate changes. On such models we are supposed to wager trillions of dollars — and substantially diminished freedom.
Some climate scientists compound their delusions of intellectual adequacy with messiah complexes. They seem to suppose themselves a small clerisy entrusted with the most urgent truth ever discovered. On it, and hence on them, the planet's fate depends.

So some of them consider it virtuous to embroider facts, exaggerate certitudes, suppress inconvenient data, and manipulate the peer review process to suppress scholarly dissent and, above all, to declare that the debate is over.

Consider the sociology of science, the push and pull of interests, incentives, appetites, and passions. Governments' attempts to manipulate Earth's temperature now comprise one of the world's largest industries.

Tens of billions of dollars are being dispensed, as by the U.S. Energy Department, which has suddenly become, in effect, a huge venture capital operation, speculating in green technologies.
Political, commercial, academic, and journalistic prestige and advancement can be contingent on not disrupting the (postulated) consensus that is propelling the gigantic and fabulously lucrative industry of combating global warming.

Copenhagen is the culmination of the post-Kyoto maneuvering by people determined to fix the world's climate by breaking the world's — especially America's — population to the saddle of ever-more-minute supervision by governments. But Copenhagen also is prologue for the 2010 climate change summit in Mexico City, which will be planet Earth's last chance, until the next one.

George Will's e-mail address is georgewill@washpost.com.
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Liberals Scared To Death of Sarah Palin

Liberal socialist Democrats have every right to be sacared of Sarah as she is one of "the people" and hold the Washington elites in total contempt. She sees, like the rest of us, where the rot is and how to get rid of it.

Little wonder then why Washington Blue blood Republicans and Marxist socialist liberal Democrats hate everything about Palin and why they attack her at every turn.

The storm is coming and they are doing everything in their power to try and stop her, but their efforts are in vain. The rising tide of anger is becoming a force.

Thank God for Sarah Palin!



Media Trying to Paint Palin as Racist
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 4:45 PM
By: Theodore Kettle

The mainstream media are stepping up their less-than-subtle charges of racism against 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. Reviewing Sarah Palin’s smash bestseller, “Going Rogue” in the latest New Yorker magazine, New York Times Book Review editor Sam Tanenhaus suggests the former Alaska governor may have a dark side of ethnic bigotry.

Tanenhaus cites the new book, “Sarah From Alaska,” co-authored by Scott Conroy, who covered Palin's campaign last year for CBS News, and Shushannah Walshe, who covered it for Fox News. “Palin’s father, Chuck Heath,” Tanenhaus writes, told Conroy and Walshe that Palin left college in Hawaii after only a single semester because “the presence of so many Asians and Pacific Islanders made her uncomfortable.”
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Here is the ambiguous quote from Heath that Tanenhaus bases his accusation on: “They were a minority type thing and it wasn’t glamorous, so she came home.”

Extrapolating further, Tanenhaus asserts that “Race is often the subtext of populist campaigns; their most potent appeal is to whites who are feeling under siege by changing economic and cultural conditions. Palin’s strength with this constituency can only have grown since the last election.” Tanenhaus adds, “It’s the reason that her bus tour is passing through the small cities and towns (Fort Wayne, Indiana; Washington, Pennsylvania) where the 2008 election might have been won … She is avoiding major cities in the Northeast and on the West Coast, a pointed assertion of her contempt for metropolitan élites.”

Even her marrying a high school sweetheart with Eskimo blood doesn’t let her off the racialist hook, according to Tanenhaus. Palin is “circumspect on the issue of ethnicity,” in “Going Rogue,” according to Tanenhaus, “pointing out that [husband] Todd, whom she met in high school, is ‘part Yupik Eskimo’ and opened her to the ‘social diversity’ of Alaska.”

Other liberal media have accused Palin of veiled racism. In a clip posted on Newsmax.TV last month, MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews commented of a Palin book tour stop in Michigan, “Well, they look like a white crowd to me … not that there’s anything wrong with it, but it is pretty monochromatic up there.” Matthews added that he thought there was a “tribal aspect to this thing, in other words white versus other people.” And he attacked Palin’s assertion in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity that Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan should have been “profiled.”

Reacting to Tanenhaus’ article, the New Republic under the headline, “Palin Question of the Day,” last week complained, “Why – and readers should weigh in – has this gotten absolutely no media attention?” The Huffington Post was asking on Sunday, “Did Sarah Palin leave Hawaii because there were too many Asians?”

A posting on the leftist Daily Kos Web site says, “what this really shows is Palin’s deep-seated provincialism that has been on display ever since the campaign. And it’s that very provincialism – knowing where the ‘real’ America is – that appeals to her devoted Know Nothing followers.”

If Tanenhaus’ ability to leap to the conclusion that Palin is "uncomfortable" around non-whites seems curious, so does the schizophrenia of some of his recent political analysis.

In his New Republic article early this year declaring conservatism dead, which he expanded into a book, “The Death of Conservatism,” he described Barack Obama as “a president who seems more thoroughly steeped in the principles of Burkean conservatism than any significant thinker or political figure on the right,” referring to British parliamentarian Edmund Burke.

Now, some months later, in his review of Palin’s “Going Rogue,” Tanenhaus, apparently whistling a new tune, says Obama “means to usher in the third phase of liberal reform that began with the New Deal and continued with the New Frontier-Great Society initiatives.”
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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Chamber of Commerce Attacked by Marxist Democrats

This isn't something new as the Democrats, Progressive Socialists, Stalinist, made a movie on how to assassinate George Bush. They all hailed it as good and were hopeful someone would actually do it, but it didn't sell very well but it didn't matter as it made all the Democrats and their friends feel good. Their idea was they were doing something constructive to get rid of Bush.

What do you think these same concerned individuals would say if someone made a movie on this same theme with Obama in the lead role? hmmmm

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*Politics:*

A pack of leftists has put a $200,000 price on the head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Tom Donohue. Oh, it's not a plot to kill him, they claim, only a bounty to get him arrested. It's one heck of a coarsening of U.S. politics.

Is it just us, or is this the most despicable act the hipster left has come up with since MoveOn.org tried to smear General David Petraeus as General Betray-Us in a New York Times ad last year?Monday, Fox News reported that a coalition of 120 left-wing groups called "Velvet Revolution" issued an Old West-style "wanted" poster, complete with a tip hotline urging anyone connected with the Chamber president to come forward with information that will get him arrested. It offers guaranteed anonymity for tipsters.

It's nothing but a fishing expedition, not to investigate a lawbreaker, but to silence dissent.Velvet Revolution says its campaign is based on the Chamber's opposition to the Obama administration's health care overhaul and cap-and-trade legislation.

"The Chamber of Commerce, under Tom Donohue, has gone from a well-respected trade organization to an extremist political organization dedicated to corrupting American democracy by elevating the profits of big corporations over the well-being of the citizens they serve," the group's Web site reads. But unlike real democracy groups, the Velvet Revolution isn't interested in actually debating Donohue.

"We now seek hard evidence that will stand up in the court of law; i.e., documents, affidavits and testimony implicating Donohue in crimes; including fraud, tax violations, campaign finance violations, money laundering, insider trading, election tampering, pension fund and stockholder manipulations. We want to hear from insiders and whistle-blowers posessing (sic) information not already in the public domain."

How this scheme could be legal is beyond us. Any investigation would be tainted by the payoff. It amounts to an incentive for someone to cook up false evidence with implications that the winner of the bounty has corrupt lawmen on the string waiting to act. But the biggest problem seems to be the malevolent tone the bounty sets, something that in the current political climate is only growing worse as the Obama administration does nothing to rein it in.

For starters, it's a tactic straight out of Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals," a book of prescriptions for community organizers: "Pick a target, freeze it, and personalize it."The second problem is that it's run by a nontransparent group of unknown funding. What little is known is on the group's Facebook site. It says the founders are Kevin Zeese and Brad Friedman, a couple of activists long associated with Democratic causes. Those are the same causes dear to MoveOn.org and various grass-roots groups funded by billionaire George Soros. Who the Velvet Revolution really represents is not known, but it's willing to act as political shock troops.

The Obama political machine has not been pristine in its associations, given that radicals such as former green czar Van Jones and diversity czar Mark Lloyd found themselves easily at home in the Obama administration. Worse still, SEIU President Andy Stern still gets presidential face time even as thuggish acts out of that union go unpunished. Among these are the beat-down of political dissident Ken Gladney which still hasn't been prosecuted. What's more, the administration has shown little inclination to rein in out-of-control intimidators caught in the act of breaking the law, such as the Black Panthers, who frightened voters in Philadelphia in the 2008 election.

That makes the Velvet Revolution threats of prosecution all the more menacing. If this bounty on Donohue isn't a direct threat on democracy, what is?

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

NASA's James Hansen Managed Data : Now It's NASA-Gate

I guess the next question should be, " who isn't lying about global warming" instead of who is lying? But when billions of dollars, if not trillions of dollars, are at stake, it isn't hard to understand the motivation.

Of course we have to understand as well, most of the global warming theft is coming from the liberal, socialist, progressive side of the isle. Also we have to understand that this is nothing new. Stealing from others is just part of the socialist liberal Democrat culture. It's just who they are so we just have to accept it and let them rob is blind. Right?

NASA-GATE
Source: Editorial, "NASA-Gate," Investor's Business Daily, December 7, 2009.

What's become known as "Climategate" may be about to explode on this side of the pond as well. Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, has threatened a lawsuit against NASA if by year-end the agency doesn't honor his Freedom of Information (FOI) requests for information on how and why its climate numbers have been consistently adjusted for errors.

"I assume that what is there is highly damaging," says Horner, who suspects, based on the public record, the same type of data fudging, manipulation and suppression that has occurred at Britain's East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU). "These guys (NASA) are quite clearly determined not to reveal their internal discussions about this." They may have good reason, says Investor's Business Daily (IBD):

NASA was caught with its thermometers down when James Hansen, head of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, announced that 1998 was the country's hottest year on record, with 2006 the third hottest.

NASA and Goddard were forced to correct the record in 2007 to show that 1934, decades before the advent of the SUV, was in fact the warmest; in fact, the new numbers showed that four of the country's 10 warmest years were in the 1930s.

Hansen, who began the climate scare some two decades ago, was caught fudging the numbers again in declaring October 2008 the warmest on record. This despite the fact that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration had registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month, and ranked it as only the 70th-warmest October in 114 years.

Scores of temperature records from Russia and elsewhere were not based on that October's readings at all; figures from the previous month had simply been carried over and repeated two months running.

Was Hansen, like his CRU counterpart Michael Mann, trying to "hide the decline" in temperatures, asks IBD?

Hansen has said in the past that "heads of major fossil-fuel companies who spread disinformation about global warming should be tried for high crimes against humanity and nature." What penalties would he recommend for himself and his CRU colleagues, asks IBD?

Monday, December 07, 2009

Global Warming Poll BEFORE Climategate : What Global Warming?

I find it amazing that some of the liberals that I know still believe that 'man-made global warming' will destroy us all in the very near future. Even with the exposure of the fraud of managed data, they believe that this is all lies from the right wing nut cases. Even when confronted with the fact that even the New York Times has authenticated the e-mails as genuine, the liberal left still says they believe.

This isn't just a religion, this is a sickness that has no cure. The liberal left Marxist socialists are doomed to live out their lives wondering in some kind of malignant stupor of the darkest hate for everything that doesn't agree with their agenda. Littel wonder then, when you sit in the front pew of the church of Al Gore and drink enough of the cool aide, infected with dispare and misinformation, they emerge totally transformed as brain dead robots of hate and doom.

Want to know what is really scary about all this, there are millions of them.

Belief in Global Warming at All-Time Low — BEFORE Climategate


A new poll reveals that the percentage of Americans who believe carbon dioxide emissions will cause global warming has dropped dramatically in recent years. And that poll by Harris Interactive was conducted between Nov. 2 and 11 — before the so-called “climategate” controversy erupted, calling into question the validity of some of the science supporting manmade global warming.

The poll found that the percentage of American who believe in global warming has dropped from 75 percent in 2001 and 71 percent in 2007 to just 51 percent. At the same time, the percentage of those who do not believe in global warming has risen from 19 percent in 2001 and 23 percent in 2007 to 29 percent today, and the percentage who are unsure has climbed from 6 percent to 21 percent since 2001.

“The 51 percent who believe emissions will cause climate change is by far the lowest number recorded in any Harris Poll since we started asking this question 12 years ago,” Harris Interactive disclosed. Opinions differed sharply along party lines — 73 percent of Democrats believe in manmade global warming, compared to 28 percent of Republicans and 49 percent of Independents.

As for the upcoming international conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, only 28 percent of those polled knew that the main topic to be discussed is global warming and climate change. Nearly 10 percent said the economic crisis would be the topic, while smaller numbers cited nuclear weapons, health and epidemics, terrorism, international trade, or drugs.

Six days after the poll closed, on Nov. 17, someone hacked a server used by the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, and disseminated more than a thousand e-mails and other documents. Climate change skeptics charge that the e-mails show collusion by climate scientists to skew scientific information in favor of manmade global warming.
The leaked documents “show that prominent scientists were so wedded to theories of manmade global warming that they ridiculed dissenters who asked for copies of their data, plotted how to keep researchers who reached different conclusions from publishing, and concealed apparently buggy computer code from being disclosed under the Freedom of Information law,” CBS News reported.

One climatologist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research was quoted as saying: “The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t.”

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Obama's Quest to Crush Hunduran Democracy Failed

What a great day for Democracy and what a kick in the head to Obama - here he tried to crush a free nation so his friends could turn it into a socialist ash heap.

You know how that works, all you have to do is take notice of what Obama is doing to America.

This below is from Gatewaypundit -

Jennifer Rubin discusses the success of the Honduran elections today at Commentary Magazine.

Ironically, the Honduran interim government wound up isolating the Obami — not the other way around. They smartly made their case to Republicans in Congress (”They won support from a handful of Republicans, who held up diplomatic appointments, weakening the State Department’s Latin America team”) and pushed forward with the only feasible solution — free and fair elections.

Eventually the Obami were forced to back down: “As the crisis dragged on, U.S. diplomats got both sides to agree in October to allow the Honduran Congress to decide on Zelaya’s restoration. Until the end, Washington publicly supported his return. But after many delays, lawmakers finally voted Wednesday — no.”

There is a lesson there for small democracies. If they abide by democratic principles, sustain a united front domestically, and refuse to accede to the arrogance of Foggy Bottom and the White House, they can control their own destiny. (Hmm, seems to also have worked out in Israel.) That it should require such a Herculean effort to resist the strong-arming tactics of the United States is sobering and distressing.

Gabriel Malor at Ace of Spades has more on the Honduran people’s victory over their Chavez-wannabe and the socialist tyrant’s supporters in the Obama Administration.

Sobering, distressing, heartbreaking, and infuriating. The President of the United States was helping to overturn a free and democratic government for no other reason than he wanted to help a socialist Chavista. This should be the blackest mark on Obama’s record so far (though by no means is it the sole count against him). But, hoo-hum, the Left and the legacy media (BIRM) just look right past it.
Well said.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Goldman Sachs Excepts Reverse Racism

I keep thinking our situation can't get any worse but it does. This short article is one of the many ways that Obama and his thugs are forcing us all to do his bidding.

This is not in the best interest of securing the American dream for all Americans. But then it isn't intended to be in the best interest of us all, it is intended to be in the best interest of Obama and his friends. America be damned.

Reverse Racism and the Big Obama Con Job
Regards,Wayne Allyn Root

Did you see the announcement of a week ago that Goldman Sachs is giving a half billion dollars to small businesses. Or are they? Why are they suddenly concerned with small business? They’ve certainly never cared about small business before. In the history of Goldman Sachs, what have they ever given to small business? The answer of course is nothing. Why the sudden interest? Could it be because Goldman Sachs has found out that it pays to play ball with President Obama? Could it be because if you do favors for Obama and his friends, you wind up with big bailouts, giant stimulus funds, government contracts…or perhaps avoid prosecution for any alleged crimes or fraud committed in the sub-prime mortgage scandal?

In any case, Goldman Sachs’ announcement was certainly less than honest in its wording. If you read the headline you’d think that Goldman is a hero to America’s small businesses. But the reality (beneath theheadline) is that Goldman Sachs is only concerned with one tiny segment of small business — *_MINORITY-OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES_*. More specifically — minority businesses located in minority neighborhoods. Even more specifically, Goldman’s loans to minority businesses located in minority neighborhoods will only be disbursed through “communityorganizations.” Organizations that I’m willing to bet are run by contributors to Obama’s campaigns. Just a guess on my part. Anyone wanna bet?Interesting timing.

Was Goldman forced to play the “race card” by Obama? Was Goldman intimidated by the threat of possible legal prosecution by the SEC or Obama’s Justice Department? Will a half billion dollar(legal) payoff to FOO (Friends of Obama) make the whole mess go away? Even better, will more government contracts, loans and stimulus now head Goldman’s way? Will a measly half billion-dollar loan now result in billions in government largess thrown towards Goldman Sachs? Is this how deals are cut in D.C?

How did I break this code? How did I figure out what the media hasn’t dared mention that the entire half billion dollars is headed to minority-only businesses. Do you speak in “legal-ese?” That’s the language designed by lawyers to fool taxpayers and ordinary citizens. I’m sure Goldman’s Wall Street lawyers and Obama’s government lawyers collaborated for days until they got the wording so confusing that no one would notice the racism in this deal. If you don’t speak in “legal-ese,” you probably missed the bleeding heart liberal code words in this announcement by Goldman Sachs. They didn’t bother to announce that the half billion dollars was for minority loans only. They said, “Goldman will spend $200 million on education and training programs, while funneling $300 million to so-called community-development financial institutions, which largely serve historically disadvantaged communities that have had trouble accessing capital.”

Then they added in the announcement that the loans would be only for businesses in “underserved areas.” Notice the code words used by liberals and lawyers (I know, I repeat myself) to cover up reverse racism — “historically disadvantaged communities,” “underserved areas,” “community-development financial institutions.” By the way — what the heck is a “community-development financial institution?” Isn’t a financial institution, just a financia linstitution? Well obviously not in Obama’s race-charged world.

Some institutions are better than others…more deserving than others…more“fair” than others in Obama’s world. As long as they descriminate in favor of his politically-correct friends or approved race. Obviously Goldman Sachs has chosen to become part of Obama’s world. Perhaps we shouldn’t be too harsh towards Goldman — the intimidation by Obama’s lawyers and prosecutors may have been severe enough to make any CEO tremble and buckle. Obama and Rahm Emanuel play by “Chicago rules.” Refuse to play nice with Obama and face prosecution — along with billions in losses, fines and legal fees. Play nice, the case goes away, and billions in government stimulus funds just happens to find its way to you. If you or I conducted business like that, the government would label us “organized crime,” charge us with extortion, and send us to jail for life. But that’s how you play ball in Washington — when the government makes the threats, it’s all legal, and they get to use taxpayers’ money for the payoff. Amazing.

Back to the liberal code words. “Disadvantaged,” “underserved” and“community-development” are all code words in Obama’s community activist world for “minorities only need apply for government money.” It kind of reminds you of “Whites Only” signs outside playgrounds or water fountains in the 1950’s. Or job openings for “whites only.” Or schools segregated for “whites only.” Or neighborhoods for “whites only.” Or howabout this oldie: “Blacks ride in the back of the bus.”

Do these descriptions sound ugly? Well they are ugly. They represent one of the most embarrassing and disgraceful eras in American history. They were disgusting, biased and racist then. And they still are today — except the roles have changed. My mother used to say that “two wrongs don’t make a right.” Well racism that favors minorities and discriminates against whites, is no better than the other way around. And when this bias is perpetrated by government (or a Wall Street firm acting under pressure from government), it’s even more disgraceful.

You mean in this terrible recession only minority-owned small businesses deserve Obama’s attention? You mean a business owned by whites doesn’t deserve the same help from government as a business owned by someone of color? I call that idea repugnant and the very definition of racism. Obama campaigned as a man who would end racism. He made it clear that race should no longer matter. But the opposite is true — under President Obama it matters more than ever. Under President Obama it’s fine to help people based on the color of their skin — as long as he chooses the color. It’s back of the bus time again — only this time it’s millions of small business owners who happened to be born white that get to ride in the back.

Obama is telling small business owners who don’t happen to have the right color skin to pound sand. We are not in a recession. We are in a depression. Only small businesscan lead us out of this mess. Jobs come from small business, not Obama’s friends in big government, big unions, or big business. That’s aeconomic fact. Yet Obama’s policies do nothing but punish small business with higher taxes, bigger penalties, more onerous rules and regulations.

Small businesses continue to go out of business at a record pace. The expiration of the Bush income tax cuts will result in the biggest tax increase in history on small business. Add on universal healthcare taxes, cap and trade taxes, medicare tax increases for the wealthy, health surcharges for the wealthy, a raise in the FICA cap, a VAT tax, a raise in capital gains taxes, and the latest proposed tax — an Afghanistan war tax on the wealthy. It all adds up to Socialism…and a CATASTROPHE for small business owners.

Yet Obama’s only bone thrown to small business is encouraging (i.e.intimidating) Goldman Sachs to give away $500 million to small businesses owned only by minorities, serving only minority neighborhoods, and with money doled out only by Obama’s friends (and campaign contributors) at community activist organizations like ACORN.

According to Obama, the rest of us just don’t count. Get used to the new reality of America under Obama — where everything is based on race and the redistribution of income from one out-of-favor group (businessowners) to a favored group (those who voted and contributed to Obama). In my book that’s called racism. For President Obama, two wrongs obviously do make a right.



A Parting Shot Heh. This sort of thing didn’t work for Zimbabwe either. Governments may discriminate based on race…but markets discriminate based on ability. And never forget that politics are mere fashion and whimsy…while markets are like gravity. But governments exist to try to thwart the natural order. To manipulate interest rates via their central banks, to produce excess credit and“money”, to create bubbles then muck things up more in an attempt to reinflate those bubbles after they’ve popped.“our collective pigtails fly.