Monday, June 30, 2008

DemocRAT Bill Delahunt Sics al Qaeda On Fellow Congressman!

This is so disgustingly, outrageously beyond the pale. They need to censure this guy's tail. Yeesh!

(Love CNN's lameass headline title... this should spark anyone's ire.)

Democrat's al Qaeda comment sparks Republican ire -

During a contentious House hearing on harsh interrogation techniques for terror suspects Thursday, Rep. Bill Delahunt, D-Massachusetts, was pressing David Addington, the vice president's chief of staff, about meetings he attended while serving as Cheney's chief counsel.

Delahunt asked repeatedly whether the topic of waterboarding, a controversial interrogation technique that simulates drowning, ever came up.

Addington replied that he could not discuss that because "al Qaeda may watch C-SPAN."

"Right," Delahunt responded. "Well, I'm sure they are watching, and I'm glad they finally have the chance to see you, Mr. Addington."

"Yeah, I'm sure you're pleased," Addington shot back.

"Given your penchant for being unobtrusive," Delahunt said of Addington's ability to stay behind the scenes.

Cheney spokeswoman Lea Anne McBride said "the congressman's comments were inappropriate," and Republican Rep. Steve King expressed outrage that Delahunt said he was happy about the staffer becoming a "publicly televised target" of al Qaeda.

"With Rep. Bill Delahunt's remarks inciting al Qaeda to violence, David Addington and his family will need protection until the war on terror is over," King, of Iowa, said in a written statement. "I wonder if Bill Delahunt is ready to guard Mr. Addington's home and family."

And, oh... in case al Qaeda missed C-SPAN coverage live, CNN was kind enough to provide al Qaeda with a picture of the subject. ARGH!


Bill Clinton says Barack Obama must 'kiss my ass' for his support

I can't believe the LSM's great adoration for the Obamessiah is what has finally broken the Clintons' stranglehold on them. I truly never thought I'd see the day when they would be consistently exposed for their anger, pettiness, and power-hunger.

Whatever it takes, man... for now.

Bill Clinton says Barack Obama must 'kiss my ass' for his support

Bill Clinton is so bitter about Barack Obama's victory over his wife Hillary that he has told friends the Democratic nominee will have to beg for his wholehearted support.

Mr Obama is expected to speak to Mr Clinton for the first time since he won the nomination in the next few days, but campaign insiders say that the former president's future campaign role is a "sticking point" in peace talks with Mrs Clinton's aides.

The Telegraph has learned that the former president's rage is still so great that even loyal allies are shocked by his patronising attitude to Mr Obama, and believe that he risks damaging his own reputation by his intransigence.

A senior Democrat who worked for Mr Clinton has revealed that he recently told friends Mr Obama could "kiss my ass" in return for his support.

A second source said that the former president has kept his distance because he still does not believe Mr Obama can win the election.

Mr Clinton last week issued a tepid statement, through a spokesman, in which he said he "is obviously committed to doing whatever he can and is asked to do to ensure Senator Obama is the next president of the United States ".

iowahawk: Flood Ravaged Iowans Idiotically Move On

Loved this one. Excerpted:

iowahawk: Flood Ravaged Iowans Idiotically Move On

As an Iowan and the proud owner of two big screen LCDs from Coralville Rent-A-Center, I've seen my share of weather disasters. But, even with full 1080p HD, I never really stopped to think that it could happen to me. So when the floodwaters of the Iowa River reached my own home this week, I suppose I was unprepared for the devastation -- and the aftershock that my fellow Iowans would sabotage my once-in-a-lifetime golden ticket on the FEMA gravy train.

I was enjoying midmorning cocktails on the patio of my estate a few blocks from the Iowa River when I first heard the flood warnings, and when I turned on the television I saw the shocking pictures of downtown Cedar Rapids inundated by the rising Cedar river. The implication was obvious: Ka-Ching!

As many of you know I am a victim of the subprime mortgage crisis, and have been battling eviction while our do-nothing Congress holds up my bailout money. With video like that -- and with a $2 million flood insurance policy -- your old pal Dave was 24 hours away from the mother of all disaster jackpots.

With the river rising by the minute it was time to spring into action and prepare. I went to the rec room and woke up my colleague Kyle off the pool table. We drove to the Wal-Mart Supercenter to stock up on a two-day supply of Old Mil and spray paint, which I calculated would last us until the start of post-flood "discount shopping season." While we were in the checkout lane, I realized the store was eerily quiet. "Where'd everybody go?" I asked the cashier.

"The radio said to orderly evacuate to higher ground," she said. "I guess they all did."

That seemed a little weird to me, but hey, I figured shorter lines for FEMA cash cards. And less competition for the weekend free laptops at Best Buy.

After we got back to the house I called up Randy and Chuck, and invited them over to celebrate with one last pre-flood tear around the back yard on the dirt bikes. But when we finally got down to the river, we saw a man-made tragedy unfolding before our eyes: a fireline of volunteers was reinforcing the levee with sandbags.

"What the hell are you doing?" I yelled.

And the guy is like, "hey, grab a shovel and help us fill some bags." I turned and looked at Kyle, and even though he was completely baked he couldn't believe these idiots either. Luckily they loaded up in a truck and went downriver after about an hour, so Randy and I borrowed a couple Bobcat loaders from the construction site down the block and knocked a big hole in the embankment. All that was left now was to spray paint some plywood protest signs for the TV helicopters, have a few drinks, and wait for that sweet watery windfall.

The next morning I woke up on the patio with a hangover which wasn't exactly helped by Tammi Jo kicking me in the ribs. When I looked up, she was standing over me, waving an envelope.

"You forgot to pay the flood insurance bill again, didn't you."

Shit. I mean, what am I supposed to do, woman? The freaking Big Game lotto was up to $250 million last month, for crissakes. When I rolled over I saw that the river was still 15 feet from the patio, so I figured I'd have enough time to call the insurance company and have my policy reinstated. But then they give me the old shyster rigamarole -- "I'm sorry Mr. Burge, but you have to have two consecutive months coverage," bla bla bla, like I have some kind of two month flood crystal ball that will magically remind me to pay the bill.

I told the insurance lady I could pay her for the back premiums next week after I got my FEMA credit card, but she's like, "I'm sorry, that's not allowed," and when I offered to pay her today with some unused lottery tickets, she just hung up. Tammi Jo stood there on the patio glowering at me, ankle deep in the river.

"Um, they're looking into it," I said.

Over the next 24 hours I floated around downstairs on little Dakota's inflatable Spongebob pool raft, figuring that was probably safer than going upstairs where Tammi Jo was. She eventually calmed down when I explained to her the insurance thing was just a temporary setback, and that the cash airlifts and class action lawyers would be coming any day now. And, if we played our cards right, we might be looking at a three year hotel vacation in Vegas. As a peace offering I volunteered me and Kyle to take the bass boat up the Coralville Strip to do a little "bargain hunting."


We walked along the railroad tracks behind the strip, and it was the same story at every damn store: locked up, and not a single shopping spree mob in sight. I was getting pretty worried at that point, because I promised Tammi Jo I'd be bring home some jewelry and electronic stuff, and you know how she gets. Anyway, we walked the tracks into Iowa City, when we saw a school gym with a big sign that said "REFUGEE CENTER."

Bingo! This was our chance to pick up some quick eyewitness tragedy story cash from the tragedy reporters. But when we got inside there wasn't a single TV camera, and it was half empty except for a few ladies with little kids.

"Where is everyone?" I asked.

"Oh, most of them volunteered for sandbag and cleanup duty," said the stupid old lady at the desk. "Isn't that nice?"

Oh, great. I looked over on her TV set and the reporter was talking about how all the "hardworking Iowans" were "quietly pitching in," and "picking up the pieces," and "stoically moving on." Frankly, I'm getting a little sick of being labeled with these kind of destructive stereotypes. Hey, media - what about the Iowans who aren't necessarily stoic or hardworking or self-reliant? Or don't we matter in your stupid media soundbites?


Roscoe's contribution:


Saturday, June 28, 2008

TSUCMU: Muslims may not have to undergo sniffer dog checks in UK

This one's delicious. Without question, it's The S[tuff] You Can't Make Up.

Muslims may not have to undergo sniffer dog checks in UK-UK-World-The Times of India

LONDON: Muslim passengers may not be touched by sniffer dogs of the British Transport Police after complaints that the practice is against Islam. According to the religion, dogs are deemed to be spiritually “unclean”.

A Transport Department report has raised the prospect that animals should only touch passengers’ luggage because it is considered “more acceptable”, the Daily Express reported. The ban may restrict the efficiency of sniffer dog squads which have been trained to spot terrorists at railway stations.

On Thursday night, British Transport Police insisted that it would still use sniffer dogs with any passengers regardless of faith, but handlers would remain aware of “cultural sensitivities”.

The Transport Department report follows the trials of station security measures in the wake of the 2005 London suicide bomb attacks. In one trial, certain Muslim women said the use of a body scanner was also unacceptable because it amounted to being forced to strip.

During the trials, passengers stopped in London had the exterior of their bags checked by dogs. But in Brighton, dogs patrolled the station concourse and were walked past passengers by their handlers. Massoud Shadjareh, chairman of the Islamic Human Rights Commission, however, said that even dogs touching baggage would be an issue for a Muslim preparing to pray. But he stressed on the fact that it should be easy to allow dogs to check passengers without physical contact.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Justice Stevens:::Honorary Member of Cirque de Soleil

If he can physically match his linguistic convolutions and contortions, he'll make it all the way to Vegas, bay-bee.

In the First Amendment, no words define the class of individuals entitled to speak, to publish, or to worship; in that Amendment it is only the right peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances, that is described as a right of “the people.” These rights contemplate collective action. While the right peaceably to assemble protects the individual rights of those persons participating in the assembly, its concern is with action engaged in by members of a group, rather than any single individual. Likewise, although the act of petitioning the Government is a right that can be exercised by individuals, it is primarily collective in nature. For if they are to be effective, petitions must involve groups of individuals acting in concert.

Similarly, the words “the people” in the Second Amendment refer back to the object announced in the Amendment’s preamble. They remind us that it is the collective action of individuals having a duty to serve in the militia that the text directly protects and, perhaps more importantly, that the ultimate purpose of the Amendment was to protect the States’ share of the divided sovereignty created by the Constitution.

As used in the Fourth Amendment, “the people” describes the class of persons protected from unreasonable searches and seizures by Government officials. It is true that the Fourth Amendment describes a right that need not be exercised in any collective sense. But that observation does not settle the meaning of the phrase “the people” when used in the Second Amendment. For, as we have seen, the phrase means something quite different in the Petition and Assembly Clauses of the First Amendment. Although the abstract definition of the phrase “the people” could carry the same meaning in the Second Amendment as in the Fourth Amendment, the preamble of the Second Amendment suggests that the uses of the phrase in the First and Second Amendments are the same in referring to a collective activity. By way of contrast, the Fourth Amendment describes a right against governmental interference rather than an affirmative right to engage in protected conduct, and so refers to a right to protect a purely individual interest. As used in the Second Amendment, the words “the people” do not enlarge the right to keep and bear arms to encompass use or ownership of weapons outside the context of service in a well regulated militia.

Painful, eh?

Once Again, McCain's Trying To Make Me Like Him

McCain: Chicago Gun Ban Infringes On Rights

Republican Presidential Candidate Singles Out Chicago In Statement Praising Supreme Court Ruling

ARLINGTON, Va. (CBS) ― U.S. Sen. John McCain said Thursday that the Supreme Court ruling in favor of gun ownership showed that the Chicago handgun ban has "infringed on the constitutional rights of Americans."

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee called the ruling a "landmark victory for Second Amendment freedom in the United States."

"For the first time in the history of our Republic, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms was and is an individual right as intended by our Founding Fathers," McCain said in a statement.

He criticized Sen. Barack Obama for not signing a bipartisan amicus brief supporting the ruling later issued by the Supreme Court, and singled out the Chicago ban in describing what the ruling should change.

"Today's ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller makes clear that other municipalities like Chicago that have banned handguns have infringed on the constitutional rights of Americans," McCain said in the statement.

He also targeted a campaign comment by Obama that said residents of struggling small towns "get bitter, they cling to their guns or religion."

"Unlike the elitist view that believes Americans cling to guns out of bitterness, today's ruling recognizes that gun ownership is a fundamental right -- sacred, just as the right to free speech and assembly," McCain said.

Obama has supported gun control in both the Illinois State Senate and the U.S. Senate. He had not issued a statement about the ruling as of 10 a.m. Thursday.

Here's his full statement:

ARLINGTON, VA-- U.S. Senator John McCain today issued the following statement regarding today's United States Supreme Court ruling on District of Columbia v. Heller:

"Today's decision is a landmark victory for Second Amendment freedom in the United States. For this first time in the history of our Republic, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms was and is an individual right as intended by our Founding Fathers. I applaud this decision as well as the overturning of the District of Columbia's ban on handguns and limitations on the ability to use firearms for self-defense.

Unlike Senator Obama, who refused to join me in signing a bipartisan amicus brief, I was pleased to express my support and call for the ruling issued today. Today's ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller makes clear that other municipalities like Chicago that have banned handguns have infringed on the constitutional rights of Americans. Unlike the elitist view that believes Americans cling to guns out of bitterness, today's ruling recognizes that gun ownership is a fundamental right- sacred, just as the right to free speech and assembly.

This ruling does not mark the end of our struggle against those who seek to limit the rights of law-abiding citizens. We must always remain vigilant in defense of our freedoms. But today, the Supreme Court ended forever the specious argument that the Second Amendment did not confer an individual right to keep and bear arms.

Jefferson, If Only Briefly, Stopped Spinning Today...

No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

Thomas Jefferson

The Second Revolution Has Been Averted! = )

Not that I agree with the Supreme Court having our rights in their hands, mind you. However, we'll take victories, and opportunities to celebrate, where we can.

SECOND AMENDMENT LIVES... SHOT HEARD ROUND THE WORLD ... 5-4... Scalia wrote opinion. Justice Breyer dissented, joined by Justices Stevens, Souter and Ginsburg...
Supreme Court Wire...
LIVE: Details of ruling...
Likely To Impact Similar Ban In Chicago...


Notes and excerpts here:

The entire opinion, written by, praise God, Scalia:

The meat (i.e. the syllabus):


No. 07–290. Argued March 18, 2008—Decided June 26, 2008

District of Columbia law bans handgun possession by making it a crime
to carry an unregistered firearm and prohibiting the registration of
handguns; provides separately that no person may carry an unlicensed
handgun, but authorizes the police chief to issue 1-year licenses;
and requires residents to keep lawfully owned firearms
unloaded and dissembled or bound by a trigger lock or similar device.

Respondent Heller, a D. C. special policeman, applied to register a
handgun he wished to keep at home, but the District refused. He
filed this suit seeking, on Second Amendment grounds, to enjoin the
city from enforcing the bar on handgun registration, the licensing requirement
insofar as it prohibits carrying an unlicensed firearm in
the home, and the trigger-lock requirement insofar as it prohibits the
use of functional firearms in the home. The District Court dismissed
the suit, but the D. C. Circuit reversed, holding that the Second
Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess firearms and
that the city’s total ban on handguns, as well as its requirement that
firearms in the home be kept nonfunctional even when necessary for
self-defense, violated that right.

1. The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a
firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for
traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.
Pp. 2–53.

(a) The Amendment’s prefatory clause announces a purpose, but
does not limit or expand the scope of the second part, the operative
clause. The operative clause’s text and history demonstrate that it
connotes an individual right to keep and bear arms. Pp. 2–22.

(b) The prefatory clause comports with the Court’s interpretation
of the operative clause. The “militia” comprised all males physically
capable of acting in concert for the common defense. The Antifederalists
feared that the Federal Government would disarm the people in
order to disable this citizens’ militia, enabling a politicized standing
army or a select militia to rule. The response was to deny Congress
power to abridge the ancient right of individuals to keep and bear
arms, so that the ideal of a citizens’ militia would be preserved.
Pp. 22–28.

(c) The Court’s interpretation is confirmed by analogous armsbearing
rights in state constitutions that preceded and immediately
followed the Second Amendment. Pp. 28–30.

(d) The Second Amendment’s drafting history, while of dubious
interpretive worth, reveals three state Second Amendment proposals
that unequivocally referred to an individual right to bear arms.
Pp. 30–32.

(e) Interpretation of the Second Amendment by scholars, courts
and legislators, from immediately after its ratification through the
late 19th century also supports the Court’s conclusion. Pp. 32–47.

(f) None of the Court’s precedents forecloses the Court’s interpretation.
Neither United States v. Cruikshank, 92 U. S. 542, 553, nor
Presser v. Illinois, 116 U. S. 252, 264–265, refutes the individualrights
interpretation. United States v. Miller, 307 U. S. 174, does not
limit the right to keep and bear arms to militia purposes, but rather
limits the type of weapon to which the right applies to those used by
the militia, i.e., those in common use for lawful purposes. Pp. 47–54.

2. Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited.
It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any
manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose: For example, concealed
weapons prohibitions have been upheld under the Amendment
or state analogues. The Court’s opinion should not be taken to cast
doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by
felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms
in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or
laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of
arms. Miller’s holding that the sorts of weapons protected are those
“in common use at the time” finds support in the historical tradition
of prohibiting the carrying of dangerous and unusual weapons.
Pp. 54–56.

3. The handgun ban and the trigger-lock requirement (as applied to
self-defense) violate the Second Amendment. The District’s total ban
on handgun possession in the home amounts to a prohibition on an
entire class of “arms” that Americans overwhelmingly choose for the
lawful purpose of self-defense. Under any of the standards of scrutiny
the Court has applied to enumerated constitutional rights, this
prohibition—in the place where the importance of the lawful defense
of self, family, and property is most acute—would fail constitutional
muster. Similarly, the requirement that any lawful firearm in the
home be disassembled or bound by a trigger lock makes it impossible
for citizens to use arms for the core lawful purpose of self-defense and
is hence unconstitutional. Because Heller conceded at oral argument
that the D. C. licensing law is permissible if it is not enforced arbitrarily
and capriciously, the Court assumes that a license will satisfy
his prayer for relief and does not address the licensing requirement.
Assuming he is not disqualified from exercising Second Amendment
rights, the District must permit Heller to register his handgun and
must issue him a license to carry it in the home. Pp. 56–64.

478 F. 3d 370, affirmed.

SCALIA, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which ROBERTS,
C. J., and KENNEDY, THOMAS, and ALITO, JJ., joined. STEVENS, J., filed a
dissenting opinion, in which SOUTER, GINSBURG, and BREYER, JJ.,
joined. BREYER, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which STEVENS,
SOUTER, and GINSBURG, JJ., joined.


Leno on Gas and Rats


At a press conference, President Bush blasted Congress for not allowing oil exploration in the Alaskan Wildlife Reserve. Democrats said it wouldn't do any good, because it wouldn't produce oil for 10 years. You know, the same thing they said 10 years ago.

SCOTUSblog::: 2A Ruling at 9am!

DC vs. Heller decision to be released today.

After the recent insane opinions, I'm a little nervous, but refuse to believe they'll fall so far so fast.

Let's face it, if they can recognize rights for foreign terrorists, I hope they can recognize clearly articulated, enshrined rights for citizens.


Monday, June 23, 2008

Monk of The Day

Members of the Democrat Party in the U.S. pose with signs and campaign posters in support of Democratic US presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama in front of the Eiffel tower in Paris June 21, 2008. The demonstration was staged by Democrats Abroad France organization.

REUTERS/Charles Platiau (FRANCE)

Obama's Seal, Roscoe Karns style

A,TNIBHO: Redux... And the press agrees!

It was so darned stupid. Almost as stupid as pulling the race card. (IMO, nothing will beat the race card.)

That said, once again... Arrogance, thy name is BHO:

Obama campaign drops seal on podium -

After days of media mockery, Barack Obama has decided to stop using a presidential-looking seal that his campaign designed and affixed to his podium on Friday.

Journalists said the seal, which features an eagle clutching arrows and an olive branch, smacks of arrogance. John McCain's camp had a field day, calling the seal “laughable, ridiculous, preposterous and revealing - all at the same time.”

The seal was conspicuously missing from Obama's lectern when he spoke to a group of women in Albuquerque on Monday. Not surprising, given how much grief Obama took from a normally laudatory press corps after unveiling the seal at an appearance in Chicago on Friday.

“What a bizarre and dumb idea,” railed NBC political director Chuck Todd. “It really feeds the arrogance narrative.”

The oversized blue seal was emblazoned with the Latin phrase “Vero Possumus,” which roughly translates into “yes, we can.” It also featured a plug for the candidate's website.

“The Audacity of Hype,” cracked ABC's Jake Tapper. “No word on whether they played a remix of 'Hail to the Chief' as Obama walked in.”

Andrew Malcolm of the Los Angeles Times observed that Obama “has decided not to wait for any of the formalities like a presidential election, an inauguration or even a nomination, which he still hasn't actually officially won yet.”

Marc Ambinder of the Atlantic magazine was the first to note that Obama would deep-six the seal.

“I'm told that Obama recognizes that it was a silly mistake,” Ambinder said. “Does the press think Obama is arrogant? Yes.”


Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. speaks during a meeting of Democratic governors, Friday, June 20, 2008, at the Chicago History Museum in Chicago Friday
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)


Saturday, June 21, 2008

Wake up Black America: Obama says Republicans will use race to scare voters.

I had to post this guy's entire rant, 'cause... well, 'cause it rocks. LOL.

First, this is the author's bio:

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Name: conservative brother
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
My name is Tyrone. I’m 33 years old. I grew up and still live in the city of Baltimore; I’m an American of African decent. Baltimore is the 16th most liberal city in America. That would explain why it's the #1 slum in the state of Maryland and the nation.


Wake up Black America: Obama says Republicans will use race to scare voters.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Obama says Republicans will use race to scare voters.


Obama is the candidate of "change"? Give me a break. It looks like Obama is resorting to the same old race politics Democrats are famous for. Obama should focus on the blaring fact that he has limited appeal among mainstream working class whites and Hispanics in HIS OWN PARTY. How quick has the mass marketed, empty suit, political messiah forgotten that race was injected into this campaign due to his own past, his "former" church, his racist pastor, and his affiliation's with many American hating racists that are black. Obama talks a good game about "uniting the nation". Talk clearly is all it is. At a fundraiser in Jacksonville, the empty suit said

"It is going to be very difficult for Republicans to run on their stewardship of the economy or their outstanding foreign policy"

Barack Obama has been suffering from pretty severe memory lapses lately, this is one fact that he may have forgotten. Democrats have controlled congress now for over two and a half years not Republicans. Barack Obama is the last person to talk about someone else's polices. His first three years as a junior senator has been spent running for president. Oh yeah, what is Barack Obama's foreign policy and economic experience? That would be NONE and NADA. The empty suit has to do better then that. Obama further mentioned

"They're going to try to make you afraid of me. He's young and inexperienced and he's got a funny name. And did I mention he's black"

If Obama is using race as a strategy to take away the factual attacks by Republicans that he is inexperienced and naive, then its clearly going to backfire drastically. Whites are getting ticked off at Obama supporters when they call them "racists" just for criticizing Obama's stances on the issues. So the only thing he's going to accomplish with this strategy is further alienating a vital segment of the voting population that he already has very limited support in. The fact of the matter is that Republicans have more then enough facts to bring Obama down. Actually Obama sounds no better then Hillary when she way spewing that she was being attacked during the campaign was because "SHE WAS A WOMAN". This is the same playbook just replacing the name,gender and race of the Democrat candidate. I'm being attacked, because "I AM BLACK".He said he was also set for Republicans to say "he's got a feisty wife," in trying to attack his wife Michelle. I've posted several you tube videos of Michelle Obama in her own words trashing America. I guess according to Obama we are all suppose to ignore the obvious like his supporters do. It doesn't work like that. This is the best part of his speech. I guess he had the teleprompter working that day.

"We know the strategy because they've already shown their cards. Ultimately I think the American people recognize that old stuff hasn't moved us forward. That old stuff just divides us," .

Is Obama serious?! What cards have been shown? Does he means the cards of Jeremiah Wright, Otis Moss, Louis Farahkan, the New Black Panthers, William Ayres, Michael Pfleger, Michelle Obama's thesis from Princeton, Obama's comments from his own book "Dreams of my father"? Here's a "unifying" passage from his book. "WHITE FOLKS GREED fuels a world in need". Obama also seems to have forgotten why his support among whites has dropped like a rock in recent months. News Flash, It wasn't because of Republicans. Is this a Republican scaring voters based on race?

posted by conservative brother at 11:48 PM

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

!!!!! Obama's Terrorist Buddies... BUDDIES! !!!!!

Excerpts plus additional info.

Jokes may have to cease... I feel really ill.

FrontPage Magazine

Allies in War
By David Horowitz | Monday, September 17, 2001:

ON THE MORNING OF THE ATTACKS on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, along with a million other readers of the New York Times including many who would never be able to read the paper again, I opened its pages to be confronted by a color photo showing a middle-aged couple holding hands and affecting a defiant look at the camera. The article was headlined in an irony that could not have been more poignant, "No Regrets For A Love Of Explosives."

The couple pictured were Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, former leaders of the 1960s’ Weather Underground, America’s first terrorist cult. One of their bombing targets, as it happened, was the Pentagon.

"I don’t regret setting bombs," Ayers was quoted in the opening line of the Times profile; "I feel we didn’t do enough."

In 1969, Ayers and his wife convened a "War Council" in Flint Michigan, whose purpose was to launch a military front inside the United States with the purpose of helping Third World [Maoist-communist] revolutionaries conquer and destroy it.

Taking charge of the podium, dressed in high-heeled boots and a leather mini-skirt – her signature uniform – Dorhn incited the assembled radicals to join the war against "Amerikkka" and create chaos and destruction in the "belly of the beast."

Her voice rising to a fevered pitch, Dohrn raised three fingers in a "fork salute" to mass murderer Charles Manson whom she proposed as a symbol to her troops. Referring to the helpless victims of the Manson Family as the "Tate Eight" (the most famous was actress Sharon Tate) Dohrn shouted:

"Dig It. First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, they even shoved a fork into a victim’s stomach! Wild!"

(big snip)

Today William Ayers is not merely an author favored by the New York Times, but a Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

His Lady Macbeth [Bernardine Dohrn] is not merely a lawyer, but a member of the American Bar Association’s governing elite, as well as the director of Northwestern University’s Children and Family Justice Center.
[it's true! see:]

Article: Allies in War -by David Horowitz | Monday, September 17, 2001

The Center for Public Intellectuals & The University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC)
April 19th-20th, 2002, Conference

[Participants include: William/Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Sen Barack Obama]

April 19th-20th, 2002
Chicago Illini Union
828 S. Wolcott

This conference is part of the Center's mission of helping to create a more engaged civil society, working towards social change, fostering coalitions between theorists and activists, and combating anti-intellectualism in contemporary culture. It will be both a celebration of ideas and a rigorous examination of the roles and responsibilities that intellectuals play in society.

Let's call this Change I'd Rather Not Believe In.

Free Mark Steyn!

Myth of the Lost Ark fuels pride of a nation on brink of war

I love this stuff.

Myth of the Lost Ark fuels pride of a nation on brink of war - Telegraph

Myth of the Lost Ark fuels pride of a nation on brink of war

Last updated: 12:36 AM GMT 29/12/2005

If Indiana Jones had done his homework, he would have found the Ark of the Covenant by raiding a church in the barren mountains of northern Ethiopia.

Many Ethiopians believe that the Ark, containing the stone tablets inscribed with God's Ten Commandments, rests in the church of St Mary of Zion, at the town of Axum, and some western scholars have endorsed this national myth as true.

The story underpins the country's sense of identity. Ethiopia believes itself to be a unique nation with an ancient Christian tradition. This fervent patriotism has led Ethiopia into a perilous military confrontation with neighbouring Eritrea.

An international boundary commission ruled three years ago that Ethiopia must relinquish to Eritrea some isolated patches of arid land. But Ethiopia spurned the verdict. If the two countries go to war, Ethiopia's national pride will be the cause.

The supposed presence in Axum of Christendom's holiest relic helps to explain the country's resolve. Beside the high, 17th-century walls of St Mary's church, local priests point to a small, suspiciously modern side chapel where, they say, the Ark lies behind seven red curtains. Only one priest - the Guardian of the Ark - is allowed to see it. This grey-haired figure, clutching an Orthodox cross, permanently inhabits the Ark's chapel and is forbidden to talk to strangers.

Amha Taklamaryam, 20, a deacon of St Mary's, has been his assistant since the age of 10. But he has never felt tempted to look upon the Ark. He said: "If you see the Ark and you are not the guardian, you go blind and terrible things happen to your body."

Yet he does not doubt the presence of something he has never seen. "Of course the Ark is here. I believe it because that is what everyone here believes. That is what my father and mother taught me to believe," he said.

According to Ethiopia's national epic, the Kebra Negast, which describes how the country's emperors were descended from King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, their son, Menelik I, travelled from Ethiopia to visit Solomon in Jerusalem. His aides supposedly stole the Ark, which then made its way to Axum, then Ethiopia's royal capital.

Despite the questions over whether Sheba and Menelik actually existed and the chronological problems of the story, some western scholars believe the Ark probably is in Axum. Graham Hancock, who specialises in unravelling ancient mysteries, examined the evidence in his book The Sign and the Seal. He has attempted to explain the missing centuries between the supposed theft of the Ark and the appearance of Axum's civilisation. He thinks it was kept on an island in Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile, until Axum emerged.

Richard Pankhurst, the professor of Ethiopian studies at Addis Ababa University, does not fault Hancock's scholarship and believes the Kebra Negast is right about Sheba.

As for the Ark's presence in Axum, Prof Pankhurst is keeping an open mind.

O/T: Some friends of mine have adopted a girl from this area as well and are hoping to get her out before the war begins and the government shuts down. African politics can be a little dicey. (Ya think?)

Perspective's a B!tch, Ain't It ::: from Brit Hume's Blog

Brit Hume | Special Report

Anchor Away

Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw chided "Late Show" host David Letterman, Monday, for his claims that the nation is in a horrible state because of President Bush.

Letterman said, "Everything has gone so lousy in the last eight years." But Brokaw snapped back, saying, "Let me remind you that 40 years ago... Dr. King was killed, Bobby Kennedy was killed, we had the Chicago riots, 16,000 people were killed in Vietnam... the Kerner Commission said we are two societies — one white, one black." He said the 1968 election was "as contentious... an election as we've ever had."

Letterman then ranted about global warming, saying reducing carbon emissions by 2020 would be "too late... it's already a hundred degrees now!" But Brokaw implied that Letterman is among those who drive big carbon-emitting vehicles and fly in airplanes that have only two passengers in them.


Fact Check

A former member of the Guantanamo Bay prosecution team says the prison is not the concentration camp that the mainstream media portrays.

Major Kyndra Rotunda writes in her new book "Honor Bound" that Guantanamo detainees get more privileges than many Americans in U.S. prisons. She says one detainee was offered his freedom but responded by saying, "No thanks. The weather will be nicer in my country next spring. I'll wait until then." And, Australian Taliban member David Hicks demanded -- and got -- an $800 Brooks Brothers suit to wear in court, paid for by U.S. taxpayers.

Rotunda writes that detainees live in open bays, eat meals together on picnic tables and serve themselves food from large pots. She adds some have a choice of soccer fields and basketball courts and are offered a selection of basketball shoes upon request.

Not to mention that our infidel soldiers wear gloves to hand out taxpayer-funded Korans and that the average inmate gains 15 pounds. Not too many other folks in Cuba are eating Duck a L'Orange either.

Setting the Record Straight

Independent Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman has issued an unusually strong denial of an account in Newsweek magazine about an alleged encounter between the senator and Barack Obama.

The story concerned Obama's perceived problems with the Jewish community. Newsweek's June 7 article cites an Obama aide who says, "Obama told Lieberman he was surprised by Lieberman’s personal attacks and his half-hearted denials of the false rumors that Obama is a Muslim."

But Lieberman wants a correction and his spokesman Marshall Wittman tells FOX News the account is "entirely false and fabricated." A senior aide adds, "If the Obama campaign thinks they are going to intimidate Joe Lieberman with these sleazy tactics then they are sorely mistaken."

Ooh... them's fightin' words. LOL. I take back all Sore Loserman references from 2000 (okay... they were all directed at Al Bore anyway pretty much...)

= )

Monk Of The Day: 061108

Gennifer Flowers, right, laughs as she and Paula Jones are
interviewed in front of the Clinton Presidential Library in Little
Rock, Ark., Monday, June 9, 2008.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Obama, Like, Saves The Planet, Man! (A,TNIBHO. Pt. II)

I face this challenge with profound humility, and knowledge of my own limitations. But I also face it with limitless faith in the capacity of the American people… I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal… This was the moment — this was the time — when we came together to remake this great nation.

Thank goodness he decided to speak from a place of profound humility.

(And, oh, BTW... if this nation is great, why the hell do we have to remake it?)

Friday, June 06, 2008

OMGLOL! Arrogance, thy name is BHO

From this NYTimes article:

Clinton Says Running Mate Choice Is Obama’s -

“I’m very proud of America giving me this opportunity,” Mr. Obama said. “It’s a sign of enormous growth in this country.”

*rolls eyes back so far they leave building *

Also, according to a Jonah Goldberg article today:

According to the New York Times, Obama's volunteers are taught to eschew discussions of the issues and instead "testify" about how they "came to Obama."


And then there’s the Gospel according to Obama himself. In January, he told Dartmouth students that they will know to vote for him because “... a light will shine through that window, a beam of light will come down upon you, you will experience an epiphany, and you will suddenly realize that you must go to the polls and vote for Barack.”

When asked in an interview what sin is, Obama defined it as “Being out of alignment with my values.” Apparently, the editor failed to capitalize the “M” in “My.”

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Actually I wish I was 18 or thereabouts so I could be caught up in the vacuous but effervescent madness. Instead I'm just jaded and bored with the whole damn thing.

Barr '08

And here, from one of my fave FReepers:

This guy is angry! LOL! ::: The LawDog Files: Papieren, bitte!

The LawDog Files: Papieren, bitte!

In one of the most absolutely cocked-over ideas I've seen in all my born days, the City of Washington D.C. has decided to set up "Neighborhood Safety Zones" in certain areas of the District of Columbia.

Once a neighborhood is declared a "Neighborhood Safety Zone" DeeCee Police will stop all vehicles entering these zones and demand identification proving that the driver lives in the neighborhood, or provide a -- and let me be accurate here -- "legitimate reason to enter the neighborhood".

Anyone not providing papers identification or a "legitimate reason to enter the neighborhood" will be -- and I quote -- "forced to leave".

Anyone objecting to being refused entry into the "Neighborhood Safety Zone" will face arrest for failing to obey police.

This sort of bushwa is EXACTLY what you bloody well get when the sodding government is the only folks allowed to carry guns. This sort of absolute felching gradoo is EXACTLY what you get when the citizens are disarmed.

Shame on the DC Police department. Shame! You are supposed to be peace officers, not some mouth-breathing knock-off of the gods-be-damned gestapo. And that goes double for Mayor Fenty, Police Chief Cathy Lanier and Attorney General Peter Nickles. Where, in the name of all that's holy, do you think that you are, World War 2 Warsaw?

What is next? Tell me, do. What is next -- issuing various coloured triangles to undesirables?

You two-bit, four-flushing, knock-off, arrogant, el-cheapo tin-plate Mussolinis. You pack of dime-store Himmlers with delusions of adequacy.

This. Is. America. You have obviously forgotten this.

American citizens do not -- I will say again my last, slowly, for the DC City Government -- American citizens do not need to give a reason -- legitimate or otherwise -- for driving anywhere on any Freyja-be-damned tax-payer-funded public sodding street.

How dare you stop a tax-paying American citizen driving on a tax-payer funded American street and demand -- demand, by God! -- a "legitimate reason to enter the neighborhood" ... here's your "legitimate reason" -- damn your eyes -- because I want to and it's none of your penguin-squicking business!

To think it would come to this -- in the Capital City of our Nation -- a city in which is enshrined the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights -- that the public servants of the citizens of that city would happily indulge in the signature evil of the police state.

Tell me, truly -- are you going to train your cops to say, "Papieren, bitte" before demanding a "legitimate reason" to be about on a public road? Just to make the whole process complete?

Or will you teach them the phrase in Russian? Maybe Chinese?

Why the lot of you haven't been horse-whipped around the courthouse square for even daring to
suggest this crap is beyond me.


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