Monday, November 30, 2009

Global Warming Fraud goes to the White House

The response to the Global Warming e-mails (State of the Nation blogged here) first were redefining "trick" to mean "short cut", then marginalize the content because of the means they were obtained. Some scientists have been vocal to minimize these "few" scientists asserting that the science is valid with widespread credibility.

While some will scream "right-wing media" and "Rush Limbaugh propaganda", it is the Canada Free Press which delivers the next blow with this article connecting the Global Warming confessions to the White House Science Czar John Holdren.

Nicknamed "Climategate", the article reveals "Canada Free Press (CFP) columnist Canadian climatologist Dr. Tim Ball terms "a truculent and nasty manner that provides a brief demonstration of his lack of understanding, commitment on faith and willingness to ridicule and bully people".

That would be John Holdren and the tactics to used to promote global warming, oppressing dissent by skeptical scientists.

Ball: "...It is already clear the entire claims and positions of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are based on falsified manipulated material and is therefore completely compromised. The fallout will be extensive as material continues to emerge. Reputations of the scientists involved are already destroyed, however fringe players will continue to be identified and their reputations destroyed or sullied."

Solar physicists Sallie Baliunas and Willie Soon were mocked and ridiculed for their contradictory work confirming the existence of the Medieval Warm Period (MWP) from a multitude of sources. Their work challenged attempts to get rid of the MWP because it contradicted the claim by the proponents of anthropogenic global warming (AGW).

"In practice, burden of proof is an evolving thing – it evolves as the amount of evidence relevant to a particular proposition grows" - Holden's very political statement from an email. Especially disturbing from a scientist.

These are the major players at the IPCC and the global warming theorists. An announced hearing in Washington will present a dog and pony show to suppress critics and validate the global warming hysteria.

Some interesting comments/exerts:

Re: Flattening and declining temperatures since 2000: "This means we can't fully comprehend or understand exactly what is going on. We know that it cooled in 2008 but we are not 100 per cent sure why even though we can point to the fact that there was a major La Nino event" -- Dr. Kenneth Trenberth

"I can't see either of these papers being in the next IPCC report. Kevin and I will keep them out somehow--even if we have to redefine what the peer-review literature is!" -- Phil Jones (suppressing data that would contradict AGW)

"I think we have to stop considering 'Climate Research' as a legitimate peer-reviewed journal. Perhaps we should encourage our colleagues in the climate research community to no longer submit to, or cite papers in, this journal" -- Michael Mann

If nothing else maybe we can revisit the "Debate is over" assertion and seek out honest science.

What's Your Mission?

Borrowing from one of my Pastors (Rick) who examined how our personal gifts and God given talents present us with our own opportunities to minister to the world. Most people dismiss preaching, singing in a choir or even teaching a Sunday School class. It can be easy to miss God's will for us to spread His word to the world.

Hand Mine

For example, as I've praised on Facebook, the CTJ Hand Mime (Performing Arts) Ministry performance aims to reach beyond normal muscical interpretations and presentations.

If I randomly told you that mimes were preaching to teens, you'd think I was nuts. But it was my teens that are telling us adults about these videos. One can't argue with the results.

The Wheelchair Recycler

While not rooted in a Christian theme, The Wheelchair Recycler’s mission is to provide any means necessary to mobilize those in need. This is accomplished through recycling, refurbishing and reclaiming used electric power wheelchairs and scooters as well as other durable medical equipment.

This Mission, their Goal and Contact information is here.

The initial goals were quickly accomplished "...through the help of Spinal Cord Injury support groups and groups that deal with related disabilities, such as Muscular Dystrophy and Multiple Sclerosis."

Now their success has led to now challenges, like expanding. This is an amazing group:

Chris Sligh

In a recent concert, the former American Idol star relayed his testimony in choosing a record company. The large record label representative pulled out all the stops to wine and dine the artist. However, there came one caveat: no Christian songs, no mention of God etc...

Chris Sligh walked away from a greater payday to follow his faith and his heart.

What is Your Mission?

A close friend recently discussed his desire to focus on a Christian present in fishing circles. Most fishermen enjoy lots of alcohol, profanity and exchanging crude stories that aren't necessary to enjoy fishing.

So as we soul search and find our passions, the question that God is asking: what will you do with that passion? Can you bring God souls and spread His word?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Global Warming Fraud finally revealed

There must have been cheers around on the Duke University campus as their solar activity studies (which correlated temperature fluctuations with the sun's activity) officially gained credibility. Emails leaked from a hacker revealed what many of us have been shouting: global warming is a sham.

The hysteria surrounding CO2 levels and man-made contributions have been overly hyped to achieve political and financial means. The world's leading scientist reveal the details of collusion, corruption and scientific fraud.

From the e-mails:

UK Climatologist Phil Jones instructs fellow scientists to "hide the decline" in recent global temperatures. Some evidence appears to show a halt in a rise of global temperatures from about 1960, contradicting the current global warming theme.

Jones stated in one email: ..."just completed Mike's Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (i.e., from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith's to hide the decline" - this is Michael Mann, a professor of meteorology at Pennsylvania State University.

Michael Mann (i.e. Mike) is famous for the "hockey stick" graph, but the "trick" is really a "short cut" according to Mann and Jones.

Mann's official statement: "I'm not going to comment on the content of illegally obtained emails. However, I will say this: both their theft and, I believe, any reproduction of the emails that were obtained on public websites, etc, constitutes serious criminal activity. I'm hoping the perpetrators and their facilitators will be tracked down and prosecuted to the fullest extent the law allows."

Of course he won't comment on content, only cry foul that they have been released and discredit them as "illegal" - was that the response when the Watergate tapes made headlines?

Here's another gem:

Dear Ray, Mike and Malcolm,

Once Tim’s got a diagram here we’ll send that either later today or first thing tomorrow. I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline. Mike’s series got the annual land and marine values while the other two got April-Sept for NH land N of 20N. The latter two are real for 1999, while the estimate for 1999 for NH combined is +0.44C wrt 61-90. The Global estimate for 1999 with data through Oct is +0.35C cf. 0.57 for 1998.

Thanks for the comments, Ray.
Cheers, Phil

So basically thermometers stopped being beneficial to the study they were said to have "lost sensitivity" -- they eliminated BAD data!!!

This is the IPCC, a huge scientific leader in the global warming movement, being outed to have FIXED data.

Two other American scientists named in leaked e-mails are Gavin Schmidt of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, and Kevin Trenberth, of the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research, in Colorado --- no word from them.

First in 2007, when Dr James Hansen's data was revealed to have been systematically "adjusted" to show recent temperatures as higher than those reported by the other three official sources.

The result was the in GISS revising its figures.(exposed by two science blogs, Watts Up With That, run by Anthony Watts, and Steve McIntyre's Climate Audit)

Gavin Schmidt has been distancing himself from the GISS having played the fall guy for a false report of "Hottest October on Record" when the data was falsified from the previous month's data. (outed by the aforementioned blogs)

George Monbiot, a leading environmentalist, said Phil Jones should resign from the Climatic Research Unit. Jones and other researchers suppressed scientific data and climatologist admitted it was a travesty that scientists could not explain a lack of global warming in recent years.

This onion has no end because the layers of lies runs to the core. Working in research and the medical field, I can tell you that biggest crime is sacrificing the integrity of the science.

Global warming is a hoax and has distracted us from being good stewards of the planet. Billions and billions has been wasted on bogus research and climate control measures which could have better served on conservation.

should resign:;contentBody

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Ponzi Scheme Healthcare - oooo, Don't Say That!?!?

It first happened months ago, but again this week I faced some odd and interesting ridicule. I made an offhand comment that the "pay it forward" taxation that accompanies this Health Care Bill is nothing more than a Ponzi Scheme.


I must of struck a nerve, because the explosion left profanity and liberal brain excrement all over the walls around me.

No surprise, the context matters more than the substance to these "reform" supporters.

Some amalgam of health care bills will pass (sooner than later: I stand pat) and we WILL be taxed on any coverage and some WILL be forced to purchase insurance. The semantics really don't matter because it's all just a precursor to the endgame: single payer government run health care.

What this really is: a Ponzi scheme-like bailout of the health insurance and large corporate hospitals. They've been doing their best to make it sound like we’re buying into health reform, when in fact, we will be depositing fees, taxes et al. for three years to ramp up the insurance overhaul.

Similar to Social Security, we'll be "paying it forward" while the government struggles to manage cost control to prolong bankruptcy. The mammogram policy guidelines highlighted the "death panels" that will be used to reduce coverages for all of us, especially the elderly.

For months, thousands and thousands have been losing their jobs and their health insurance along with their unemployment. Instead of addressing portable insurance, these bills make it more difficult to maintain private insurance policies.

Amongst those thousands (millions?) of unemployed are healthy patients that carried the weight of premium costs to insure the unhealthy. Insurance companies are racing to cut deals to ensure their livelihood.

The puppet masters have cut deals with the "Big Pharma" to maintain Medicare prescription payemnts. The White House supported a Medicare cut of $500 billion to destroy secondary insurance for seniors (except for AARP who struck a separate deal) and Congressmen all carve out special deals for their individual districts (Louisiana, Nevada, New York)

Seantor John Kyl spoke the truth:

"Any private or any publicly traded business that claimed it was making a profit because it booked revenue over 10 years but only booked expenses over six years would wind up in jail. That's what this bill does, that's just many of the frauds and hat tricks in this bill"

Sorry that the dose of the truth just tastes so bad, but Bernie Madoff would be proud of Congress. Good intention health care reform is following the Washington rhetoric instead of demanding proper, well thought out reform.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Santa battling sex offenders? Are they everywhere?

The USPS is now struggling to shield children from sex offenders and risks during the Santa letter campaign. The Postal Service isn't cancelling the program entirely, but is requiring the child's address to be replace with a code to maintain privacy. Some local branches, especially rural areas, don't have the capacity to install these security measures.

From the USPS press releases: "Last year, a postal worker in Maryland recognized an Operation Santa volunteer there as a registered sex offender. The postal worker interceded before the individual could answer a child’s letter, but the Postal Service viewed the episode as a big enough scare to tighten rules in such programs nationwide. The agency now prohibits volunteers from having access to children’s family names and addresses, said spokeswoman Sue Brennan."

The fear for children target by pedophiles is all to real and frightening. Enter your zip in the National Sex Offender Registry and prepare for a heart attack.

Sex offenders and pedophiles are EVERYWHERE!

A local radio station (Thanks to the Malcolm Out Loud, 820am in Tampa) profiled Predator Patrol and founder Judy Cornett.

Some amazing facts from her website:

• 70% of children who are abducted are taken on the way to or from school.

• 36% of children, who are victims of sex crimes, have known their predator for more then a year at the time of the incident.

• More then 20,000 images of children are posted on the Internet each week.

• Approximately 20 new children appear on porn sites each month, many kidnapped or sold into the sex trade.

• 40% of people charged with child porn sexually abuse children.

• 1 of 5 children who use a computer chat room has been approached by a pedophile.

• The chances of being caught for a sexual offense is approximately 3%.

• 93% of juvenile sexual assault victims knew their attacker, 34.2% were family, 58.7 acquaintances and 7% were strangers.

• Nearly 30% of child victims are age 4-7.

• 1 out of every 5-7 boys are sexually assaulted before they are 18.

• 1 out of every 3-5 girls are sexually assaulted before they are 18.

• 89% of sexual solicitations were made in either chat rooms or in instant messages.

• 13 million youth use instant messages.

• 1 in 33 receives aggressive sexual solicitation.

I admire and respect Judy Cornett's conviction and walking the walk to get these evil pedophiles off the streets. There is no truer evil that these sex offenders and pedophiles that shame and violate innocent children while eliciting rage, hate and anger in those their care givers.

This is an old
article from the St. Pete Times. It helps give the Predator Patrol history and struggles that are the back story to the foundation and Judy's advocacy.

Pic and full story:

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Parenting War: FWB - "Friends With Benefits"
Read State of the Nation on

FWB = "Friends with Benefits"

Remember the age old question if "sex kills a friendship"? Well, a recent study 1 revealed 60% of college students have been in a FWB relationship.

This isn't exactly "new" but rather, it's exploded and being condoned in the main stream. Dave, a co-worker, had confirmed the term I remember: "F*** Buddy"

A middle-aged woman at work refers to her "Boy Toy" on a regular basis, so it's not a private topic or gender specific.

In fact, CNN promoted "proper way to be" in FWB (Oct, 2008)2

The superficial nature of the language is so disturbing: "Maybe you're wildly attracted to a dude physically, but find him mentally or morally lacking -- like a tanning technician or a bounty hunter."

There's no denying in the age of Reality Shows and human exploitation that our society doesn't hold the relationship values of previous generations. But CNN suggests some helpful hints such as avoid pronouns like "us or we" as well as NEVER talk of "plans further into the future than an hour or two away" and defer meals to be passing and never a sit down affair (no pun intended).

CNN Guidelines: "Conversation: Questions any more probing than "what are you wearing?" and "when can we meet?" can get a little sticky. Your FWB doesn't want to hear about your crazy mom and you really don't want him to start yapping about his Ayn Rand fixation. Keep it light, keep it moving."

It's all about sex, so keep it superficial. There's no reflection on emotions, commitments, friendships or family -- it's all about the satisfaction of carnal instincts.

There are entire posts on "How I Met My F*** Buddy" (which sounds like the next sitcom on NBC), adds on Craigslist, an official FWB MySpace page,

An Independent Film by this name is circulating the Film Festivals promoting the storyline:

(two friends) "...proposes the "perfect" solution: Friends (read: no messy relationship stuff)...with benefits (read: insanely messy sex stuff). "Perfect," that is...if the two hadn't always been secretly in love with one another So what DOES happen when two close friends decide to secretly blur the lines dividing friendship and relationship...and the rest of their tight knit group of friends finds out? The answer: complications arise. A LOT of complications. In fact, to quote their therapist, "It's brought down empires; imagine what it can do to a group of friends"

Complications aside, this is everywhere.

In fact, this is so common that this eZine article3 outlines "RULES" which sound like "When Harry Met Sally" and Seinfeld: no cuddling, no sleeping over, no leaving things behind, no date nights or quality time.

This is our world. The world full of casual sex, hedonism, abuse, and disease. We must face these difficult topics to prepare ourselves, and hopefully, be better prepared to assist the next generation -- our children.




Some Stories:

Some Psychology:

Other Parenting Wars columns:

Sept: Sims 3, commercials, Free Comic Books

Oct: Astro Boy - Lenin & Russian Imagery, Socialism is Now COOL

"Astro Boy" Follow-UP: From the Disney Entertainment film review on "Astro Boy"

"What Parents Should Know
Parents need to know that this animated robot superhero adventure based on the 1960s anime series Astro Boy is age-appropriate for elementary-schoolers. It has fairly sophisticated themes (grief, loss, and war), as well as plenty of cartoon action violence -- including the death of a child, the destruction of several robots, explosions, and robots armed with heavy artillery. But language is limited to mild insults like "idiot," and there's no product placement to worry about. A war-obsessed military man is presented as a humorously negative character; on the opposite end of the political spectrum is a trio of revolutionary robots who call each other "comrade" and have a poster of Lenin in their meeting place."

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

NY Times Saving Jobs by Sending Them to Florida

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs...

The NY Times is cutting more jobs, but also saving a few -- how?

Recent news announced that the NY Times will be moving jobs to The Gainesville Sun.

The struggling paper also announced that they will be stopping pension contributions and take the more inexpensive route of supporting 401K programs. These moves are in addition to the previously announced layoff of 100 employees.

Florida is a non-union state with no state taxes and basically, provides a big cost saving measure for the Times.

States like California, New York and New Jersey are responding to the economic downturn with higher taxes and instrusion into the private sector. The results have been small business and some individuals fleeing to less taxed states.

This cycle is a failure. New York just announced that tax collections are down 21%.

States, like the Federal government, need to understand that it's impossible to tax and spend your way out of difficult economic times.

Freedom Index: Tally & Scoreboard for Congressional Constitutional Voting

A Constitutional Scorecard presented by the evaluates the House and Senate on their votes according to strict Constitutional analysis.

The detailed index lists different votes such as the TARP bill, Stimulus bill, hate crime bill and others.

The Freedom Index describes their scope as "a Congressional Scorecard Based on the
U.S. Constitution” rates congressmen based on their adherence to constitutional principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, national sovereignty, and a traditional foreign policy of avoiding foreign entanglements."

Limited Government? Fiscal Responsibility? Sovereignty?

This is a foreign language in Washington over the last couple of decades (arguably, over the last century) and the results shouldn't surprise anyone.

Perfect scores: John Duncan (R-TN), Jeff Flake(R-AZ), and Ron Paul (R-TX) all in the House and in the Senate, Tom Coburn (R-OK).

For many, the result was "0" - ZERO, nada.

Recently House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was challenged on the Federal Government's Health care intrusion and mandate. Pelosi just dismissed the question: "Are you serious? Are you serious?"

Yes I believe Americans are serious. The Constitution is serious and it's ashame that Washington doesn't hold it in that same regard.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Rejoice the return of One Hero & Mourn the Fall of "OZ"

A member of our Church family (Dave S.) returned home safely from Afghanistan this last week -- attending service on Veteran's Day no less. We have prayed for his safety and for his family while he was deployed.

Within in days of this good news was the tragic news of another hero that has fallen. Staff Sargent Olaf Schmid, better known simply as "OZ", received a write up in the UK'S Telegraph. The article chronicles his success at disarming 64 roadside bombs in just five months.

Unfortunately his passing came in his last mission before a vacation home to his wife and son. His spouse has disclosed their recent conversations and some details surrounding his declining mood.

We've truly lost another great one and world is less safe now than it was a week ago.

God Bless those still surviving as you remain in our prayers as we rejoice for those who have returned and mourn the fallen.

Fight to win and come home.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Obama Now Bows to the Japanese

First the Saudi King, now the Japanese Emperor.

This isn't about respect, a half bow like this is a measure of submission to their superior. Does out President realize the US is greatest country on the planet and he doesn't HAVE to bow?

Back in 1994 the NY Times ran an article explaining how President Clinton DID NOT BOW (exactly). This comical effort (here) included the ridiculous comment by Molly Raiser, chief of protocol:

"It was not a bow-bow, if you know what I mean."

If Clinton's head nod, shoulder slump was NOT a "bow-bow" how will the hypocritical left denounce the Obama bend at the waist.

"Presidents don't bow, and Emperors don't toast," one official said. "So this was a little bit like the cultures meeting each other halfway." (same NY Times article 1994)

We have seen the protective media circle their wagons to shield Obama from slings and arrows, so it'll be interesting to see their contrived tactics in action.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Real Change: Chain E-Mail Should Still Ring Loud and Clear

October 21, 2008 Norma White wrote a guest column on the Armarillo discussing the REAL CHANGE most Americans seek.

"Hope and Change" hasn't exactly gone as many voters anticipated. The hollow rhetoric from both parties has resulted in Townhall outrage and protests over the last several months.

Recently the Norma White circulated through the mass chain e-mails (thanks to Brian for re-sending this my way) and her words still ring loud - or should:

- Limit Congress from serving more than two terms. That is all that presidents are allowed.

- Stop Congress from voting for their own raises. How did that ever get started?

- Stop paying for lawmakers' high-priced insurance premiums. After all, they are only part-time employees. They might pass some law changes on the insurance companies, if they had to find one.

- Stop paying lawmakers their full salary after serving just one term, or at retirement. We need to get rid of that pension plan; they've let other companies get rid of theirs. You were lucky to get 40 to 50 percent of your salary after working somewhere for 35 years, but they get 100 percent.

- Make Congress pay into the Social Security system. They make laws for it. If they spent some of their own money, they might be interested in making it solvent.

- Stop handing out aid to illegal aliens. If we did, then Medicaid and the food stamp program would have enough money to aid the aged and the poor.

- Secure our borders.

- Stop allowing babies born to illegal aliens in the United States automatic U.S. citizenship.

- Stop the abuse of our benevolent welfare system. We feed children free meals three times a day until they are 17. Churches give away good, clean clothes. Companies buy and donate school supplies. Emergency rooms provide health care at taxpayer expense and the food stamp program is buying food at home. What are parents doing for their children?

- Have a computer program that cross checks Social Security numbers with fingerprints to stop fraud on many fronts. Use it on voter registration, too.

- Stop bailing out mortgage companies and banks that give loans to people who cannot afford them.

- Stop companies from paying CEOs and other executives outrageous salaries and bonuses while doing away with workers' pensions.

- Stop all unnecessary spending so we will have the money for our nation's security, and to help needy and elderly Americans.

- Stop permitting anyone to have a photo with their face covered on driver's licenses.

Norma pointed out the most obvious aspect of Presidential election: it was up to Congress to make these changes, not the White House. If John McCain would have won, would things be that different? Would Congress have made "changes" as Norma White suggests or those that would have perpetuated their power and greed?

The real "Hope and Change" is the Norma White way. Not perfect, problematic to some, but better than Washington's version.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Losing another Hero: Mallory Code

Struggling with cystic fibrosis, Mallory Code battle came to an end. At only 25 years old, Mallory came a golf star first at Chamberlain High School here in Tampa and then as a Florida Gator. She was admitted to the Hospital over the weekend with a blood infection and pneumonia. As the condition worsened and she contracted severe swelling of the brain and passed away Monday night.

From the press release:

"She poked fun at herself and was constantly smiling. She always thought first about others, even checking herself out of the hospital last month and hurriedly driving over from Orlando so she could attend the long-planned birthday party of her beloved 1-year-old niece."

Self sacrifice is the theme in all of the stories of Mallory Code.

A local radio show, Malcolm Out Loud, dedicated the entire show to the legacy and memory of Mallory.

I had heard of Mallory Code through her website "The Deal Bloodhound" which helped identify ways to save money on groceries and products. She made a post here as recently as November 6th.

"She wasn't going to stop achieving something," her father Brian Code said. "And the thing was, it was always about helping somebody else."

This article from 2005 really reveals Mallory's character and positive outlook on life.

The journalist wrote of Code:

"It wasn't looking good. The woman who somehow always remained more cheery than your neighborhood Wal-Mart greeter, all while taking on a life sentence of cystic fibrosis, asthma and diabetes, was up against it like never before. Her 20-year-old body forever had been a pest, with the cystic fibrosis that promises to end her life far too early; the insulin pump; and the 40 or so pills she takes each day to replace enzymes."

Her response: "Some days I feel like I've climbed a mountain and I get to the top and I see a whole mountain range behind that I still have to climb. I handle it with a little bit of humor and a little bit of tears. Some of both."


Don't we all feel like the glass is half empty sometimes? The country and the world are falling apart all around us as people lose their homes, their jobs or their lives.

All the while, a woman, only a quarter of a century old, was an inspiration to us all to live fully day by day.

Other inspiring stories:

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Major Hasan's Power Point & Lesson on Islam

This was the 2007 Power Point presentation that should have been a BIG RED FLAG that Major Hasan was influenced by Islamic extremism. The Washington Post published here the 50 pages entitled: "The Koranic World View as it Relates to Muslims in the Military."

There is basic overview for 10 pages or so and then on page 11, after defining the Fatwas as "...rulings/legal opinions from (a)Islamic leaders/scholars" Hasan says this:

"It's getting harder and harder for Muslims in the service to morally justify being in a military that seems constantly engaged against fellow Muslims."

This is a bigger flag than those Army doctors ever realized. Hasan is announcing that Islam Law "trumps" the Constitution and there's an internal struggle as a Muslim to fight a war against extremists.

Hasan quotes the Koran (page 12):

4.93 And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his punishment is hell; he shall abide in it, and Allah will send His wrath on him and curse him and prepare for him a painful chastisement.

17.33 And do not kill any one whom Allah has forbidden, except for a just cause...

This is NOT an isolated individual living in the ruins of tribal Afghanistan, this is an American - a Major in our Army. I wish I could have been in the room to ask if he thought the terrorist perceived him as a hypocrite, infidel and wanted to harm him?

Of course they do.

On page 15 he jabs as this concept: "Don't judge their loyalty to US God vs. Country"

Again, I'd raise my hand.

Should Muslims in the military, in his opinion, only be in non-combat roles? Since, as Major Hasaon cited in "adverse effects" on page 13 (Muslims in military abandoning posts), there could be a problem after deployment and that's unpredictable, how does the military respect this "religious dictate" and engage Islamic extremists?

The study of the Koran and Islam begins with page 16 and ends on slide 34 with this verse from the Koran:

41:29 And those who disbelieve will say: Our Lord! show us those who led us astray from among the jinn and the men that we may trample them under our feet so that they become the lowest

Hasan quotes peaceful and defensive verses from the Koran, but this is a VERY VERY detailed religious analysis.

2.190 And fight in the way of Allah with those who fight with you, and do not exceed the limits, surely Allah does not love those who exceed the limits.


2.191 And kill them wherever you find them, and drive them out from whence they drove you out, and persecution is severer than slaughter, and do not fight with them at the Sacred Mosque until they fight with you in it, but if they do fight you, then slay them; such is the recompense of the unbelievers.


2.192 But if they desist, then surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

I find that omission really REALLY telling of Major Hasan's interpretation and communication of Muslims and the extremist enemies.

Muslim 1:53
"I have been commanded to fight the people until they testify that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, establish the prayer and pay the Zakah (poor-tax -- my addition BBJ))."

Koran 9:29

"FIGHT THOSE WHO DO NOT BELIEVE IN ALLAH, nor in the latter day, nor do they prohibit what Allah and His Messenger have prohibited, NOR FOLLOW THE RELIGION OF TRUTH, OUT OF THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE BOOK [Christians and Jews], until they pay the tax in acknowledgment of superiority and THEY ARE IN A STATE OF SUBJECTION"

(my emphasis)

From Hasan's 48th slide: "We love death more than you love life!"


Wow. I don't know the context of this slide presentation, this slide in particular, but at this point how do you not ask yourself where this guy is coming from?

Slide 49:

"Fighting to establish an Islamic State to please God, even by force, is condoned by the Islam."

"Muslims Soliders should not serve in any capacity that renders them at risk to hurting/killing believers unjustly ---will vary!"


In the last slide presents that these Muslim soldiers should have the option of being released as "Conscientious objectors" -- I thought they could.

As I understand the rule, the objector has to present his beliefs up front, not later on pending danger. It's possible Hasan's new found religious inspirations changed his perspective. I understand that you can request and serve in a non-combatant role.

Major Hasan's Muslim faith drifted further and further towards extremism leading to his efforts praise Islamic Law over the Constitution and his oath to the Army. Seeking out Muslim clerics in Yemen indicates that his conversative view of Islam was becoming dangerous as he considered his role fighting other Muslims -- versus killing infedels.

New Climate Study further debunks Global Warming Hysteria

Bristol University further confirms what many scientists and scientific journals have been claiming: that despite increased CO2 levels, the earth can absorb it.

The new report by Dr. Knorr further proves the earlier claims that CO2 is NOT a pollutant and that the earth's ecosystem is so fluid that these "changes" are negligible in historical contexts.

"Previous studies suggested that in the next ten years the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere will accelerate because there is a lot less uptake by the Earth, there is no indication of this" - Dr. Knorr

As the article mentions, another great piece of research1,2 is the amazing benefits of phytoplankton to absorb CO2 as ice melts. In this second report:

"In a recent report from the journal Global Change Biology, scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) estimate that this new natural 'sink' is taking an estimated 3.5 million tonnes of carbon from the ocean and atmosphere each year."

These plankton are consuming 10% of this "heightened" CO2 output and WE DIDN'T KNOW that a few years ago. From Dr. Peck:

"Although this is a small amount of carbon compared to global emissions of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere it is nevertheless an important discovery. It shows nature's ability to thrive in the face of adversity. We need to factor this natural carbon-absorption into our calculations and models to predict future climate change. So far we don't know if we will see more events like this around the rest of Antarctica's coast but it's something we'll be keeping a close eye on."

I have and will contend that we need to be good stewards of God's Green Earth. With that said the global warming hysteria became a joke when Al Gore said the debate is over. The debate and scientific research is NEVER over.

In May the White House tried to bury a report that CO2 is NOT a pollutant because it would contradict their "green" movement and the pending CAP and Trade Bill.

Well, the debate is NOT over, but I'll let the scientists speak for themselves:

"CO2 is not a pollutant. In simple terms, CO2 is plant food. The green world we see around us would disappear if not for atmospheric CO2. These plants largely evolved at a time when the atmospheric CO2 concentration was many times what it is today. Indeed, numerous studies indicate the present biosphere is being invigorated by the human-induced rise of CO2. In and of itself, therefore, the increasing concentration of CO2 does not pose a toxic risk to the planet." - John R. Christy, Ph.D. Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alabama

"Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant but a naturally occurring, beneficial trace gas in the atmosphere. For the past few million years, the Earth has existed in a state of relative carbon dioxide starvation compared with earlier periods. There is no empirical evidence that levels double or even triple those of today will be harmful, climatically or otherwise. As a vital element in plant photosynthesis, carbon dioxide is the basis of the planetary food chain - literally the staff of life. Its increase in the atmosphere leads mainly to the greening of the planet. To label carbon dioxide a "pollutant" is an abuse of language, logic and science." - Robert M. Carter, Ph.D. Professor of Environmental and Earth Sciences, James Cook University

"Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant. On the contrary, it makes crops and forests grow faster. Economic analysis has demonstrated that more CO2 and a warmer climate will raise GNP and therefore average income. It's axiomatic that bureaucracies always want to expand their scope of operations. This is especially true of EPA, which is primarily a regulatory agency. As air and water pollution disappear as prime issues, as acid rain and stratospheric-ozone depletion fade from public view, climate change seems like the best growth area for regulators. It has the additional glamour of being international and therefore appeals to those who favor world governance over national sovereignty. Therefore, labeling carbon dioxide, the product of fossil-fuel burning, as a pollutant has a high priority for EPA as a first step in that direction." - S. Fred Singer, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia

"Carbon and CO2 (carbon dioxide) are fundamental for all life on Earth. CO2 is a colorless, odorless, non-toxic gas. CO2 is product of our breathing, and is used in numerous common applications like fire extinguishers, baking soda, carbonated drinks, life jackets, cooling agent, etc. Plants' photosynthesis consume CO2 from the air when the plants make their carbohydrates, which bring the CO2 back to the air again when the plants rot or are being burned." - Tom V. Segalstad, Ph.D. Professor of Environmental Geology, University of Oslo

"To suddenly label CO2 as a "pollutant" is a disservice to a gas that has played an enormous role in the development and sustainability of all life on this wonderful Earth. Mother Earth has clearly ruled that CO2 is not a pollutant." - Robert C. Balling Jr., Ph.D. Professor of Climatology, Arizona State University

"Many chemicals are absolutely necessary for humans to live, for instance oxygen. Just as necessary, human metabolism produces by-products that are exhaled, like carbon dioxide and water vapor. So, the production of carbon dioxide is necessary, on the most basic level, for humans to survive. The carbon dioxide that is emitted as part of a wide variety of natural processes is, in turn, necessary for vegetation to live. It turns out that most vegetation is somewhat 'starved' for carbon dioxide, as experiments have shown that a wide variety of plants grow faster, and are more drought tolerant, in the presence of doubled carbon dioxide concentrations. Fertilization of the global atmosphere with the extra CO2 that mankind's activities have emitted in the last century is believed to have helped increase agricultural productivity. In short, carbon dioxide is a natural part of our environment, necessary for life, both as 'food' and as a by-product." - Roy Spencer, Ph.D. Meteorology

"I am at a loss to understand why anyone would regard carbon dioxide as a pollutant. Carbon dioxide, a natural gas produced by human respiration, is a plant nutrient that is beneficial both for people and for the natural environment. It promotes plant growth and reforestation. Faster-growing trees mean lower housing costs for consumers and more habitat for wild species. Higher agricultural yields from carbon dioxide fertilization will result in lower food prices and will facilitate conservation by limiting the need to convert wild areas to arable land." - David Deming, Ph.D. Professor of Geology and Geophysics, University of Oklahoma

"Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant. It is a colorless, odorless trace gas that actually sustains life on this planet. Consider the simple dynamics of human energy acquisition, which occurs daily across the globe. We eat plants directly, or we consume animals that have fed upon plants, to obtain the energy we need. But where do plants get their energy? Plants produce their own energy during a process called photosynthesis, which uses sunlight to combine water and carbon dioxide into sugars for supporting overall growth and development. Hence, CO2 is the primary raw material that plants depend upon for their existence. Because plants reside beneath animals (including humans) on the food chain, their healthy existence ultimately determines our own. Carbon dioxide can hardly be labeled a pollutant, for it is the basic substrate that allows life to persist on Earth." - Keith E. Idso, Ph.D. Botany

"Atmospheric CO2 is required for life by both plants and animals. It is the sole source of carbon in all of the protein, carbohydrate, fat, and other organic molecules of which living things are constructed. Plants extract carbon from atmospheric CO2 and are thereby fertilized. Animals obtain their carbon from plants. Without atmospheric CO2, none of the life we see on Earth would exist. Water, oxygen, and carbon dioxide are the three most important substances that make life possible. They are surely not environmental pollutants." - Arthur B. Robinson, Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry



Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Chris Matthews asks if it's a Crime to call al-Qaeda?

There's a problem in the media and the White House in admitting that this was a terrorist attack and holding the man accountable.

Chris Matthews on Hardball:

"How do we know when someone like Hasan is going to make his move and do we know he's an Islamist until he's made his move? He makes a phone call or whatever, according to Reuters right now. Apparently he tried to contact al Qaeda. Is that the point at which you say, ‘This guy is dangerous?' That's not a crime to call up al-Qaeda, is it? Is it? I mean, where do you stop the guy?"1

Matthews goes on to discuss the problem of judging the "shooter" and reserving criticism of the terrorist. First the "thrill up his leg" Matthews revealed his bias towards Obama, now here we see an avoidance of identifying terrorists as an ENEMY.

I was shocked by Matthews' philosophical struggle.

How can you win a war when you can't identify the enemy? How is it NOT a red flag when you call up the ENEMY?

This is the first terrorist attack on our land in 8 years and some still don't understand who we're fighting.

Nanny State Update: Swine Flu

As we officially head into flu season, our politicians are more than happy to trample the Constitution in this age of the "Nanny State"

Reps. George Miller and Lynn Woolsey, California Democrats, have taken the lead to pursue legislature1 to force "sick pay" from employers if the ill are sent home.

Isn't government intrusion amazing.

Scientifically, the infected swine flu worker will have potentially exposed everyone to the virus when they arrived to work in the first place. This is political posturing for those that don't have or receive sick time. While it's noble on one hand, it's full of holes on the other.

"Sick workers advised to stay home by their employers shouldn't have to choose between their livelihood and their coworkers' or customer's health" - Rep. Miller

Many businesses are making special accomodations for employees to work from home, participate on conference calls prevent sick workers from infecting the work place.

But do we need the Federal Government involved?

Small business spokewoman Molly Brogan spoke out: "The more restrictive the government is in how businesses can develop their benefits programs, the less flexible business owners can be. If it's paid sick leave, you're paying somebody who's not going to be there and you have to pay somebody to replace them. That has the potential to affect the bottom line for a lot of small businesses."

The government forcing business, small business or otherwise, to run their business a certain way -- well, no surprise there. We could survey GM or AIG executives and workers what that feels like.

One of the public statements (via Homeland Security) reveals that the federal government has strongly recommended that businesses force employees with the flu to stay home and that they adopt flexible sick-day policies allowing staff to work from home if a family member becomes infected.

Robert Herriman's column examines the hysteria surrounding the Swine Flu, media coverage, and the President's declaration of national emergency.

I expect the Congress to use this as a tool to distract from bigger problems and seem sympathetic to those "sick" workers. If they have to penalize businesses with an unconstitutional action to get votes, then they have proven they will. Chris Dodd is set to prevent this action to the Senate as early as today 2.



Koreans still fighting

It's ashame that we have to go to the foreign press to get the news, but the Telegraph reports how the North and South Korean navies were engaged over sensitive waters.

This is days away from President Obama's tour of Asia. While it'll likely be background noise here in the US, the Obama tour has yielded a $5 billion yearly support check from the Japanese for Afghanistan.

From the Telegraph article: "The skirmish in the Yellow Sea – the first for seven years – left a North Korean patrol vessel "engulfed in flames" as it retreated back across the border under fire, according to the South Korean prime minister, Chung Un-Chan."

There are further details that reveal this was a pretty intense exchange and I'll agree with the article's comment that the North Korean leadership want the Obama visit to have a backdrop of violence and chaos.

The Telegraph also listed a history of these conflicts:

Monday, November 9, 2009

Political Correctness to Blame for Terrorist shooting at Ft. Hood

"Allah Ackbar" and a 100 rounds later -- the worst shooting on a US Military Base in history.

When I heard the name of the Fort Hood gunman, Nidal Malik Hasan, I had erroneously heard his family was Pakistan. I knew immediately this was terrorism. Now we know that he is Palestinian with ties to Virgina -- this makes matters worse.

This timeline show his activities leading up to the shooting, but DO NOT include all of the details.

Virgina is a haven for extreme Muslims and the Dar al-Hijrah mosque, where Hasan attended, was home to two 9/11 highjackers. This is is where Hasan's turn to extremism took hold. This and other mosques that preach and support jihads begin with this foundation:

"We abide by every law of this country except those laws that contradictory to Islam Law..."

It is important to understand that this is the backbone of the Hasan story: Islamic Law supersedes and trumps the Constitution and his oath to the military. Killing other Muslims, even the jihads in Afghanistan or Iraq, is against their religion.

We were given ALL of the warning signs to understand this War Against Islamic Extremists -- we just forgot, dismiss those signs too easily or can't overcome "political correctness" to ensure our protection.

Some warning signs:

Federal law enforcement officials have said Major Hasan had come to their attention at least six months ago because of Internet postings that discussed suicide bombings and other threats. The officials said the postings appeared to have been made by Major Hasan but they were still trying to confirm that he was the author.

SIX MONTHS AGO....but we still can't confirm.

His anger was noted by a classmate, who said Hasan "viewed the war against terror" as a "war against Islam."

ABC now reports Hasan was trying to contact al Qaeda. As the article points out: it's UNCLEAR if US Intelligence informed the ARMY of Major Hasan's actions.

Back to Virgina, radical mosque leader, Anwar al Awlaki, who now lives in Yemen and runs a web site that promotes jihad around the world against the U.S has ties to Virgina and these extreme mosques.

Awlaki's Blog post on Monday: "Nidal Hasan Did the Right Thing," Awlaki calls Hasan a "hero" and a "man of conscience who could not bear living the contradiction of being a Muslim and serving in an army that is fighting against his own people." (quoted from the aforementioned ABC article) Read the column here:

Hasan had done a powerpoint presentation entitled "Why the War on Terror Is a War on Islam" in which some viewers filed anonymous concerns about the tone of the presentation.

The day before the shooting, Hasan gave away all of his possessions and said his goodbyes -- the decision was made. Major Hasan was no longer an officer for the Army, he was an enemy of the state.

Under the guise and protection of political correctness, even the reporters repeated the comment "I wish his name had been Smith" as they refused to call the man what he had become - a terrorist.

The terrorists we are fighting are NOT NAMED SMITH.

The most ridiculous comes from TIME magazine which asserts that Hasan developed a "Secondary Post Traumatic Syndrome" from hearing the countless stories from the war zone.

From the article: "It's entirely possible that other factors may have acted as a trigger for Hasan's alleged killing spree."


TIME continues to victimize the Hasan reputation because he was alleged harassed because of his religion and he was vocally opposed to the war. They fail to mention that Hasan had adopted the belief that Islamic Law trumps his oath to uphold the Constitution. Who can blame the magazine, they wanted to focused on how traumatized he was.

All we have to do is look to at ourselves to see how this happened. Blame will be spread from the Army to the FBI to society and to the war itself. The end of this tragedy will be the same: a terrorist murdered 12 and wounded over 30. He's now a hero to the Islamic Extremists -- the enemy.

Back in March, the White House adopted politically correct names for the war (Overseas Contingency Operations)and terrorists (Man-Made Disasters) well, look no further than to Ft. Hood for the latest "Man-Made Disaster", but the problem is that it isn't "overseas"

Hasan's writings prior to the shooting:

"There was a grenade thrown amongst a group of American soldiers. One of the soldiers, feeling that it was to late for everyone to flee jumped on the grave with the intention of saving his comrades. Indeed he saved them. He intentionally took his life (suicide) for a noble cause i.e. saving the lives of his soldier. To say that this soldier committed suicide is inappropriate. Its more appropriate to say he is a brave hero that sacrificed his life for a more noble cause. Scholars have paralelled this to suicide bombers whose intention, by sacrificing their lives, is to help save Muslims by killing enemy soldiers.

If one suicide bomber can kill 100 enemy soldiers because they were caught off guard that would be considered a strategic victory. Their intention is not to die because of some despair. The same can be said for the Kamikazees in Japan. They died (via crashing their planes into ships) to kill the enemies for the homeland. You can call them crazy i you want but their act was not one of suicide that is despised by Islam. So the scholars main point is that “IT SEEMS AS THOUGH YOUR INTENTION IS THE MAIN ISSUE” and Allah (SWT) knows best." (see below links to the entire six page document)

My emphasis added to Hassan's writings and the reports.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Obama's "Pet Goat" Moment in Crisis

The Ft. Hood tragedy reminded us of the power of the President to lead the country through support, sympathy and compassion. President Obama addressed a conference for OVER 2 MINUTES before getting to the Ft. Hood shooting.

This included a shout out for a "Congressional Medal of Honor" winner (Joe Medicine Crow) -- but that's actually incorrect as well -- it is the Medal of Freedom, but who's keeping score in the Obama Nation.

The suave, super intelligent President makes gaffe after gaffe, but compared to his predecessor, anyone would look smooth and smart.

After the shout out, an applause, praising the "productive conference", maintaining the priority of the conference, recognizing the challenges that lay ahead for Native Americans - he finally mentioned the attack.

2:20.....Two Minutes and Twenty seconds....

If he held up a copy of "The Pet Goat" the circle would have been complete.

The former Senator voted present over a hundred times, can't decided how to handle the advice from his handpicked general in Afghanistan, so it shouldn't surprise any of us that he would fumble this situation.

To me this the real story was NOT the tragedy of the shooting because the motives of Major Hassan will be revealed at a later date: insanity, terrorism or otherwise.

The immediate fact we can observe is the President's inability or trepidation to deal with tragedy and difficult decisions. What the President should have done was say: "Before I get started, let me first speak to the tragedy that is unfolding in Texas as we speak..."


Instead our President had a "Pet Goat" moment, playing to his comfort zone as a Community Organizer for nearly 2 and half minutes. Our leader rambled about a conference instead of speaking quickly and directly to the country.

Michael Moore railed on President Bush for reading with the children "My Pet Goat" as the news of 9/11 unfolded. Well, now we'll see if Moore and other extreme Obama supporters will recognize this President's "Pet Goat Moment"

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Al Gore: Profiteer from Global Warming & Diane Sawyer

This is a great article by David Dick on Al Gore and his profit motives and global warming. The former VP is making billions and billions by escalating and manipulating scientific data to perpetuate global warming hysteria.

Diane Sawyer of Good Morning America here actually asks Gore some difficult questions.

I'll inbed the video when I track it down.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Why Gay Initiatives keep Failing

31 states and (counting) 5 (plus some states with civil union provisions) and all 5 states were initiatives by their state legislatures or face a state constitutional vote.

"Gay marriage" lost its initiative in Maine while civil unions passed in Washington state. The gay community is still reeling from the reversal in California last year as Prop 8, the biggest mishandled referendum to date, still scorns homosexuals.

California and Maine are two liberal states, in fact, their idea of "Conservative" and electable Republicans are Olympia Snowe or Arnold Schwartzenegger.

So why are they failing?

I'm reminded of a blog post I read some time ago: "Marriage is a Religious Rite, not a Constitutional Right." Gay activists expect to overturn thousands of years of universally recognized morality and practice a "right"?

This is NOT just a battle with Bible thumpers from Southern Baptists Churches, homosexuality is NOT accepted by Jews or Muslims -- they murder homosexuals in the streets or Iran.

In May, a poll of 500 Muslims in Britain revealed zero tolerance towards homosexual acts. compared to their counterparts in France and Germany, according to a survey published today.1 NONE! Even in France and Germany, the figure never tops 48%!

Activists CANNOT continue to pretend that they are fighting just the Christian Coalition, Pat Buchanan, but rather ALL RELIGIONS.

Likewise, a series of discrimination lawsuits against churches have followed legalizing gay marriages. In April the Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller posted this on his website:

"If necessary, we will explore legal actions to enforce and implement the court's ruling, working with the Iowa Dept. of Public Health and county attorneys."

Now we have lawsuits answering to lawsuits creating a larger and larger divide between both sides. It's hard to believe the gay community in sincere that "marriage" is what they desire, when churches are being FORCED to marry couples or face legal action.

Likewise, we already have a lawsuit in Maine against a teacher (Don Mendell) who appeared in an anti-gay marriage ad who is having his license brought into question. There is no such lawsuit against other educators who appeared in ads supporting the amendment. (Complete story below)

Next are the comparisons to civil rights and the civil rights movement itself.

Approximately 77% of the Black California voters, 92% of which voted for President Obama, voted DOWN Prop 8. They obviously DON'T see it as a RIGHT and definitely NOT a "civil right" comparable to the oppression of blacks.

There have been horrible crimes against gays, Matthew Shepard is the most famous case, but there are no separation of bathrooms, seats on a bus and certainly no lynchings like those in the 60's.

Most of us have people close to us that we care dearly for who are gay. Even Dick Cheney is NOT trying to lynch his daughter because she's a lesbian or his new grandchild.

Then we have a lack of leadership.

Sure President Obama can talk out of the other side of his mouth at a GLAAD fundraiser, but he's been enigmatic on the topic since taking office. He's just NOT willing to burn political capital for gay rights.

Where's the leaders of Congress: Barney Frank, Jared Polis (Colorado) or Tammy Baldwin (Wisconsin) -- how many of you reading this NEVER heard of Polis or Baldwin???

I'm sure you'll hear about the massive amounts of money funding anti-gay ads, blaming out-of-staters swaying the votes in each of these states, but the pattern is clear -- no.

You are NOT going to undo someone's religious perspective on traditional values in this manner. You are NOT going to garner support by comparing your plight to that of the civil rights movement. You can't expect Christians to believe that "getting married" is the endgame when activist follow successful votes with attacks on churches.

More than anything let me state here that gay marriage, to me, is first and foremost a STATES issue and NOT a Federal one. To argue that the Constitution guarantees equal treatment to all citizens, both men and women, does not say anything about what constitutes marriage, or a family, or a business enterprise, or a university, or a friendship.

An appeal for equal treatment would certainly not lead a court to require that a small business enterprise be called a marriage just because two business partners prefer to think of their business that way.

Nor would equal treatment of citizens before the law require a court to conclude that those who pray before the start of sporting event should be allowed to redefine the NFL or NBA as churches.

The simple fact is that the civil right of equal treatment cannot constitute social reality by declaration. Civil rights protections function simply to assure every citizen equal treatment under the law depending on what the material dispute in law is all about. Law that is just must begin by properly recognizing and distinguishing identities and differences in reality in order to be able to give each its legal due.

This is where civil unions take the lead. Partnered with medical surrogates, power of attorney and other provisions, a gay couple would probably be better covered and bound than most married couples. In fact, I'd rather see these legal documents become a requirement, but that's another topic all together.

Forcing their perspective, always crying "homophobe" or playing the victim card will NEVER result in any changes. Attacking Christians or forcing churches to marry gay couples isn't going to win support. Marginalizing the black community with inappropriate comparisons to the "Civil Rights Movement" isn't going to garner any favor.

Maybe you disagree with me, but maybe you can understand where so many folks are coming from.

SPECIAL NOTE: I purposefully left the children our of the debate. One could write pages and expand on statements that I've made here, but I've tried to be simplistic and straight to the point. As a father of five children, I'm too biased to even speak on the effects of Kevin Jennings2 and the Gay Tolerance in school movement. I find it divisive for the government, school board or even my Pastor, to DICTATE to me how I'm going to raise my kids and there's NO WAY I'd even try to defend their tactics.



Press release on Maine lawsuit against Don Mendell:

Doug Hoffman & the 3 GOP Victories!

Yes, the 3 BIG GOP victories.

Overcoming the antics of ACORN, SEIU et al. and the visits by Obama, Biden, the races in New Jersey and Virgina went the Repubican's way. The powerful campaigning of the Obamanation and the luster from the Presidential election may finally be wearing off.

But the real story is the no name accountant in New York, Doug Hoffman, who survived smear campaigns by BOTH the Democrats and the Republican candidates. Both the Democrat and Republican candidates were pro-stimulus, pro-choice, pro-spending, supported by ACORN -- what was the difference?

That's when Hoffman through his hat in the ring two months ago and came within 3 points of defeating the politcal machine. As support began to pour in from Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin and others, Hoffman seemed to be shooting past the competition.

So why is this a victory?

The media will overanalyze the words of Rush Limbaugh:

"If Hoffman wins -- and polls suggest that he will -- the race there will be dismissed as an outlier... Folks, I want you to print these words out. I want you to get the transcript off my website. I want you to print these out, I want you to distribute them, I want you to carry them with you, and we'll just see how close I am to being right. (When Hoffman wins) the State-Run Media will say, "New York-23, the race is more about the demise of the Republican Party and anger on the right than Obama or his policies." -- Limbaugh, November 3.

See Rush and others are out of touch. Hoffman didn't lose. Beck, Palin, and other conservatives lost.

Within days of dropping out of the race, the "Republican" (Dede Scozzafava) began campaigning, NOT for Hoffman, but for the Democrat Owens. She still received 6% of the vote as millions from HER supporters focused their attention on defeating Hoffman.

What this should be is a wake up call NOT just for Democrats, but for all incumbants.

The difference between McCain Obama was Right leaning Democrat and Socialist. The same was true in New York and it took a no name accountant to rise up and shake up the machine.

From Politico: "Obama now faces a much tougher challenge persuading these mostly moderate Democrats to put themselves further at risk by backing such liberal priorities as expanding government’s role in heath care or limiting greenhouse gases."

Eric Cantor added: "This is a shot across the bow to the moderates and Blue Dog Democrats as they decide votes on health care and other issues."

Sure that's true, but don't buy that the "Cram and Ram" approach is going to change. In fact, if the White House and Nancy Pelosi feel their power waning, expect an acceleration NOT a slow down of radical policy making.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Obama disses Dalai Lama, losing the Jews but awards Mary Robinson

A recent poll (August) in the Jerusalem Post revealed that only 4% think President Obama is pro-Israel. That's a staggering number and if nothing else, it's the MOST NEGATIVE Israeli view of the President.

From the article:

"Fifty-one percent of Jewish Israelis consider Obama's administration more pro-Palestinian than pro-Israel, according to the survey, while 35% consider it neutral and 10% declined to express an opinion. The poll of 500 people representing a statistical model of the Jewish Israeli population had a margin of error of 4.5%."

As the article notes, the decline began after the meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Israelis have declining faith that Obama and his support.

Perhaps we can consult the Dalai Lama.

Well, we could if Obama met with the exiled Tibetan leader when he visited, but the meeting was postponed to "strengthen relations with China."

As US News & World Report reported, "The U.S. decision to postpone the meeting appears to be part of a strategy to improve ties with China that also includes soft-pedaling criticism of China's human rights ..."

Got that...

For the first time since 1991, the Tibetan spiritual leader will visit Washington this week and not meet with the president.

This President is going to STAND UP the Dalai Lama because of China. I'm sure it will help.

The last time he was here, in 2007, President George W. Bush became the first sitting president to meet with him publicly, at a ceremony at the Capitol in which he awarded the Dalai Lama the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress's highest civilian award.

For decades we've stood firm to support the Israelis and now they question our leader's commitment. Sean Penn visits and condones the dictator Hugo Chavez and White House members (or czars) praise Chavez. Meanwhile Jewish synagogues are attacked and the Jews retreat from the country.

Lastly, Obama has awarded the Medal of Freedom to Mary Robinson, who is recognized as secretary general of the 2001 "World Conference Against Racism" in Durban, South Africa. This dismissed the virulent anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, and at least implicitly anti-American.

John Bolton, ambassador to the UN, referenced that the conference was so vile that the "...draft declaration that Secretary of State Colin Powell correctly called it "a throwback to the days of 'Zionism equals racism,'" referring to the infamous 1975 U.N. General Assembly resolution to that effect.

Bolton continued: "Outrage over Durban reignited earlier this year when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did her best to get the United States to attend the successor conference (“Durban II”) to polish Mr. Obama’s 'multilateralist' bona fides. Because the Durban II draft declaration reaffirmed Durban I’s hateful conclusions, even the Obama administration couldn’t swallow attending."

No surprise that the "Right Wing" don't care for Ms. Robinson. This 2002 article by Michael Rubin on National Review calls her a "War Criminal" -- too harsh?

It's no denying Robinson's support of Palestians and the likemindedness of the Obama administration to walk a thin line with a hallow support of Israel. If Israel representatives at the UN were asked about Robinson, I got a feeling that they would not support Obama's selection.

So, while we still remain unpopular in the Middle East, the President seems to go to extreme lengths to limit support for our one ally - Israel. Instead, the White House will extend good will sentiments to polish relations with the Chinese Communists.

We can keep head scratching trying to understand the "Hope and Change" on the global scale, but for me, it's both saddening and disturbing.

Ron Paul tackles Michael Moore, healthcare

Thanks to Robert Herriman for sending me this: Ron Paul on Larry King answering to Michael Moore and his views.

Let's just say that this isn't a fair fight.

Health care is NOT a right!

Ron Paul was a doctor, so maybe we should listen to him on health care reform. He explains the free market solutions to fixing managed care and the "mischief" of government.

I Larry King's come back was "half socialism" which Paul refutes the government intervention and the track record of failure. The intervention and big government has ballooned over the last 30 years and Ron Paul is spot on.

Likewise, unlike Moore who is soft on Obama, Paul is critical of both.

I've grown to respect Ron Paul more and more as the most consistent Congressman. He's nicknamed "Dr. NO" for a reason.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Limbaugh wrong to call Obama salute a photo-op

I'm no Obama fan. Read "State of the Nation" for any length of time and you'll know that. With that said, I think I've been critical and backed up my point of view as fairly as I can.

Rush Limbaugh recently spoke out against Obama who visited Dover Air Force base and was photographed saluting our fallen soldiers.

"It was a photo op precisely because he's having big-time trouble on this whole Afghanistan dithering situation." - Limbaugh

Just unfair.

How or when could the President have shown these soldiers proper respect and it WOULD NOT/COULD NOT be called a photo op?

I don't what's in the President's heart and I'm not going to debate Limbaugh on the "dithering" but sometimes things should just go unsaid. Afghanistan is a mess and well discuseed. The President's efforts at Dover, good intentioned or not, should stand on their own merit.

Attacks on Pro-FOX Democrats: they say: FOX is most FAIR!

Bob Beckel, who worked for Bobby Kennedy, answered to critics during the "War against FOX" saying: "I talk to more persuadable voters in a month than anybody on MSNBC and CNN talks to in a year."

Liz Chadderdon openly discussed her gaffe in which she referred to Guantanamo Bay detainees as "victims" and immediately received complaints, up to and including death threats.

Why bother to be on FOX -- it's all about the ratings. FOX is #1 and beating CNN, MSNBC and CNBC combined.

"You know how I know nobody watches CNBC?" said Chadderdon. "I compared the pope to my 11th-grade algebra teacher, and nobody sent me a letter."

That was hysterical to me. Can you imagine if Rush Limbaugh made that comment.

Lanny Davis made the left very, VERY angry with a comment that FOX was the fairest in the treatment of Hillary Clinton and claiming the FOX bias is overstated.

Davis answered critics: "Is there a difference between Fox and MSNBC? You count the number of guests on Rachel [Maddow] and Keith [Olbermann] who are conservative Republicans. If you get to double digits, I’ll buy you dinner for each one."

Doug Schoen, who joined FOX Nation, stated this about FOX: "They are the most professional network of any I have dealt with. If you are a Democrat who wants to deliver mindless talking points on Fox, it's probably best to go to MSBNC and hope you get a chance to recite them. I think Fox encourages critical views of all sides, asks different kinds of questions and wants to have diversity of view."

Recent surveys have shown that a larger number of Democrats and Independents watch FOX compared to Republicans watching their competition.

The answer is even more simplistic: FOX isn't treating you like an idiot and analyzing news like a Saturday Night Live sketch (which CNN analyzed)

We all know there's bias and an agenda. Journalism in the traditional sense is dead and the 2008 election kicked in the last bit of dirt of their grave. No one wants to hear Chris Matthews talk about the tingling in his leg when Obama speak or sit through Olbermann bash big business while cashing his GE backed check from MSNBC.

Just like politicians, the media needs to stop treating us like nitwits. For now, FOX does a better job of that than their competition.

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