Barack Obama supports this….. #OWS


The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protests are everything (and worse) that the Tea Party gatherings were ACCUSED of being.

While a unified and coherent message is yet to be found among these lazy Leftists, there are a variety of complaints made by the “Flea Party” against their country, their fellow citizens, and their lives, in general.

And, worst of all, our President, Barack Obama, among others, supports the filthy display of these anti-Capitalist Leftists — from plain ‘ol lazy ones to radical ones — and their 1960’s-like communal camp-outs.

It’s the kind of display that hard-working, proud Americans do not engage in.  They don’t have “weeks” to sit in filth with their topless brethren and bitch about something….anything….especially things they know nothing about.

Barack Obama supports this bunch of anti-capitalist useful idiots along with Marxist Van Jones, Al Gore, Joe Biden, Nancy PelosiJohn Larson, Louise Slaughter, Muslim Keith Ellison, Jeff Merkley, Russ Feingold, and more.

And let’s not even talk about who is financing and organizing this astroturfed conglomeration of idiots.  I’ll list SOME of them because the astroturf financiers and “organizers” are another story unto themselves:

Here is your Democrat-supported (from the President on down) “protest” in action— and just imagine if the Tea Party protesters had ACTUALLY engaged in only 1% of this behavior (which they never did):

USCG warns staff after Occupy Boston protesters spit on Coast Guard officer

Disgusting behavior exhibited by the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters are on full display in New York as trash and debris pile-up on public streets. The disgusting conditions coupled with the group’s anti-authority attitude resulted in one unidentified protester defecating on an NYPD patrol car.

Hackers threaten Wall Street

– According to this speaker in LA, violence and bloodshed will be necessary:

“So, ultimately, the bourgeoisie won’t go without violent means. Revolution! Yes, revolution that is led by the working class.  Long live revolution! Long live socialism!”

– Creepy, funky chants like “I can have sex with animals or whatever“…. (Frankly, I’m ashamed these robots in this video call themselves Americans!)

Millions and millions of tax-payer dollars are being spent to clean up after these animals.

Protestors claim the “Jews” control Wall Street in anti-semetic rant

Protesters march on Wall St. after park cleanup postponed, get into scuffle with  cops

Police Clash With “Occupy Denver” Protesters, Dozens Arrested

 – More creepy Left Wing chanting led by community organizer who travels the globe to provoke violence for destabilizing governments

There is so much more going on daily with these Leftists…..but that last bullet point should unnerve the majority America-loving citizens of this country.

Ed Morrissey at HotAir.com summed up the hypocritical media and politicians on the issue of the Flea Party vs. the Tea Party:

Had even one Tea Party rally resulted in 140 arrests, defecation on police cars, speakers calling for a violent French Revolution-style change in society, or members of the military getting attacked with spit and epithets, would the national media have offered such a balanced report — or would the media have used any of these incidents to warn America about the latent hate and violence in the movement?

(Update: Thanks for the link back at Ironic Surrealism!)

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Pic of the Day! DLTDHYOTWO


From Drudge Report - http://www.drudgereport.com

 Dear Nancy,

DLTDHYOTWO – Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

Thank you,

America

Republican DEM-olition of 2010: The Winners and Losers


FORMER. Speaker. Nancy. Pelosi.

Has a ring to it doesn’t it? Those are four of the best words I’ve heard in the last 24 hours.

The Republican’s overwhelmingly swung the House of Representatives Majority away from the Dems to make it a roughly 240+ seat house for the GOP.

While some of the candidates we wanted to win did not, there were certainly many who did.  And the Gubernatorial elections have taken a huge swing in the GOP direction….30+ Republican governorships!

MAKE NO MISTAKE.  Don’t adhere to the Democratic/Leftist media spin……

This was a HUGE, RED tsunami wave that just swept over Obama and his enabling Democratic party.   Yesterday’s was a historic election…bigger than the most recent Republican wipeout of Dems in 1994 — Bigger than any election in decades.

I thought I would compile the Winners and Losers of yesterdays elections….not just the individual candidates, but the issues, groups and others included:

WINNERS:

The American People:  Freedom to have your vote counted.  Many people throughout our history have made great effort and sacrifice for our opportunity to vote. And, in this case, the sweeping wins by conservatives is a major battle won in the continuing war against the Socialist agenda.  A big step in getting our country back!

The Tea Party: The Tea Parties, which moved into full swing shortly after the  Obama/Pelosi/Reid Socialist cabal’s arrogant overreach, were the most influential group in this election.  Without them, I think it is inarguable that many Americans would not have had the voice, nor the knowledge behind their votes, that they possessed in this election!

Republicans60+ seats gained in House for a Majority of 240+,  added 6+ seats in Senate (avg in off-year elections is around 3-4 seats), Republicans gained 9+ governorships and will now hold 30+ Governor seats; Republicans have added  23 MORE States where Republicans gained control of all or part of their Legislatures

The majority of states that now have Republican Governors (30+):  Key wins include Ohio, Florida, Arizona, Iowa, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Kansas, Michigan, Wisconsin.

The majority of states that now have GOP legislatures!

Minorities and Women:   What was that you said, Democrats?  What was it all those Leftists have kept repeating?  Republicans are what?  Racist??  Racist,  you say?   Well, the proof is in the pudding…A LARGE number of GOP winners yesterday are minorities and/or women –  including Marco Rubio (FL), Nikki Haley(SC), Allen West (FL), Susana Martinez (NM), Brian Sandoval (NV), Tim Scott (SC), Bill Flores(TX), Francsico Canseco (WA), David Rivera (FL), Mary Fallin (OK), Kristi Noem (SD).

State of Oklahoma: The first woman Governor of Oklahoma, GOP’s Mary Fallin, was elected.  Tom Coburn was overwhelmingly re-elected.  And the people of the great state of Oklahoma covered a lot of good ground on ballot issues:  

  •  voted to keep Sharia Law out of the courts
  •  voted to make English the common language of the state
  • voted for term limits in state positions
  • voted AGAINST a teacher’s union effort to dramatically increase spending on education with no clear allocations nor budgets to cover it
  • voted to allow Oklahomans to opt out of Obamacare mandates, and
  • voted for photo ID before voting in elections. 

Citizens of District 8 in FloridaThey ousted liberal, anti-American, rabid, nasty, kook Democrat Alan Grayson from the House! 

Citizens of District 22 in Florida (includes Broward and Palm Beach counties):  They elected Allen West, Republican, who is a black, retired Lt. Colonel in the Army.  Staunch conservative and Tea Party candidate.  Go West..give ’em heck in the House!

The People of Iowa:  They voted out 3 state Supreme Court judges who ruled, against the will of the people of Iowa, for same-sex marriage.  Iowa, we all need to follow your lead and clean out those who legislate from the bench!

Sarah Palin:  She has a habit of silencing the critics at almost every turn.  The vast majority of candidates she backed won their races yesterday in this election season.   As of now, of those candidates she endorsed, 7 out of 12 won their races in the Senate this election season and 30 of 43 won in the House. 

 

and now the Losers!

LOSERS:

Now FORMER House Speaker Nancy Pelosi:  Someone threw a bucket of water on the witch of the west!!!    And she has melted!   Her arrogance is a one-way trip back to LaLa Land….have fun Nancy.    Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.  You have been perhaps the worst “leader” in recent history.    GOODBYE and GOOD RIDDANCE. 

Democrats:  They are all willful parties in alienating the people from their Constitution. The arrogance, spending, Socialism, Healthcare votes, inability and/or lack of effort to produce a budget, corruption, not reading bills, buying off votes against the will of the American people, lock-step votes behind Socialist Obama….and more.  All have resulted in crashing message from the American People that WE DON”T WANT YOUR ANTI-AMERICAN HOPE AND CHANGE!

Obama:  Regardless of the spin, this election IS a referendum on Obama and his economic policies and his anti-American rhetoric.   Let’s see if Obama has it in him to effect TRUE compromise with the will of the American people.  That will has been realized in  the form of a new House majority and gains in the Senate.  That will is also exhibited in multiple gains in state legislatures by conservatives and a majority of GOP Governorships.  We want change, Obama, but we want a change BACK from your brand of “change”.

Those who have gotten rich or made a career of “representing Americans”:  I use ‘representing” loosely.  Centuries of Democratic seniority was beaten to a pulp in the House last night!

California:  A repeat with Governor Moonbeam Brown…. four more years with the hippie at the helm of California.  Does anybody really believe that Moonbeam will bring fiscal sanity back to California by standing up to public sector unions?  Does anyone really believe that “renewable energy” is California’s future?  If so, then you might be smoking illegal pot.

Pot smokers:  Prop 19 in California and pot referendums in two other states did not pass.  Sorry but you’ll have to keep your pot in the closet for now.

California, again:  Re-electing Babs “Call Me Senator” Boxer and re-electing Loretta Sanchez.

Congressional Reps who voted for ObamacareThey were voted out in droves! (Including the liberal Republican Cao in Lousiana…voted OUT!)

The US Military:  The Democrats have actively worked to keep the military from voting.  What a shame for the very souls who have risked their lives, sacrificed their lives and limb to make sure we can vote.  Count ALL of the votes. (H/T: BigGovernment.com)

The citizens of Alaska:  Enduring Lisa Murkowski and her arrogance in saying she is “doing what the people of Alaska want” certainly doesn’t make for a great experience for the people of Alaska.  Murkowski was beaten by Joe Miller in the primary  and at that point the people had spoken against her.  Instead of losing gracefully, she has forced the citizens to endure a huge legal battle with her “write-in” campaign.  Not to mention that if she is indeed the winner with such a campaign, the question of fraudulent activity committed by her campaign is not an unreasonable one to ask.

The citizens of Nevada, along with the American people:  Gee, thanks, Nevada, for forcing Harry Reid upon all of us for another 6 years.  GAG!  Or should I thank the SEIU, Casino unions, Reid’s corruption, voting machines already marked for Reid, ….?????  You get the picture.   What a travesty to keep this brainless creature in office.  But, then again, as Rush says, having Harry Reid as the face of the Democrats and Obama’s agenda going forward can only help conservatives in the run-up to 2012.

Obamacare:  Presumed new Speaker of the House John Boehner said today he will work to repeal Obamacare!  Get on with it complete dismantling of this monstrosity.

Joy Behar:  She was already a loser before the election yesterday.  I am just including her because she is like fingers on a chalkboard to most reasonable, intelligent Americans.   She is an intolerant, arrogant leftist (are there any other kind?).  When she points the finger and calls others a B^&* , she must remember that at the same time she has 3 fingers pointing back at her.

America, our war against the statist, anti-Constitutionalist, anti-Americans has just begun with a victory in yesterday’s battle. 

 We are a center-right country.  The idea of standing up for the Constitution and our conservative, traditional roots is the centrist/moderate position in this country.  Don’t let the wishy-washy “moderates” tell you any different.

If you are anywhere to the left of freedom, free markets, and our Constitution, then you are the extremist.

Americans fighting for and standing up for liberty are in the centrist position and we took a HUGE step in moving our country back to the Constitutional, free-America position yesterday.

Kudos to you patriots who have fought the fight and won, decisively, the first battle.

I love this country and I’m proud of it.  God Bless America.

2010 Congressional Election Predictions


I am going to go out on a limb here and make my own predictions for the results of today’s elections.

Remember, these predictions do not factor in the “Democratic voter fraud/election theft” margin (think Al Franken) or potential polling place initimidation margin (think Black Panthers and Holder’s DOJ).

CONGRESS:

House  of Represntatives 243 R – 192 D  – Republican net gain of 65

Senate 51 R – 49 D

Republican net gain of 10 in Senate, in order of most likely:  

  • Arkansas
  • North Dakota
  • Indiana
  • Wisconsin
  • Pennsylvania
  • Colorado
  • Nevada
  • Illinois
  • West Virginia
  • Washington

Go Vote and make it happen!

Constitution Alienation Syndrome (CAS)


Recently I was reviewing some information on a phenomenon called Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS).  I am close to someone who has been the parent-victim of PAS so I was interested in reviewing it again for a refresher.

As I was reading the information anew, it occurred to me that just as some parents alienate their children from the other parent for no valid reasons in divorce situations; we have an analogous situation in this country where a “ruling-class” is working overtime to alienate the American people from their country’s founding principles and the Constitution.

Therefore, I have created a new phenomenon dubbed Constitution Alienation Syndrome or CAS.

I wish to compare CAS to PAS since the two comprise a striking analogy in many ways.  After all, the father is a solid foundation in a child’s life, just as the Constitution is the foundation of our country.

To begin the comparison and to outline what I dub as CAS, perhaps it is first beneficial to describe Parental Alienation Syndrome or PAS.

From Women’s Divorce.com, PAS is summarized as:

Parental alienation syndrome (or PAS for short) occurs when one parent isolates and turns their child against the other parent.  Through verbal and mental manipulation, the child is molded into believing that the other parent is the cause of all their problems, and that the parent never really loved them.

Unfortunately, the child begins to believe what is being said about the other parent and starts to pull away, often to the bewilderment of the alienated parent.

If we take the analogy of PAS and apply it to today’s ruling-class elites , the American People and the Constitution, a summary of CAS would look something like this.

Constitution Alienation Syndrome (CAS) occurs when the ruling-class elitists, usually, but not always, of the Democratic Party persuasion, work to isolate, or separate, the American people from the founding principles and Constitution of this great country, all in an effort to change the Constitutional Republic into something unrecognizable by our principled Founding Fathers.

Through political and media-based manipulation, some Americans are molded into believing that corporations, static morality and tradition, and rigid Constitutional principles are the causes of all of their problems, and that their country has never established anything of value for them.  They are lied to, brainwashed, showered with governmental dependency, and even become part of the effort to “change” America.

Unfortunately, some Americans begin to believe the lies about their country.  They start to pull away from America’s principles and traditions with increased ignorance as to the basis for their freedoms, the uniqueness and decency of our country, and the exceptionalism that has been produced over the last 200-plus years.   This occurs at the expense of our freedoms, as a danger to our Constitutional Republic, and often to the bewilderment of other America-loving citizens.

Broadly in CAS, the ruling-class elitists, Socialists, and corrupt politicians are the equivalent of the parent in PAS who actively and deceptively alienates the child from the other parent.    The PAS parent creates a situation where the child becomes harmfully dependent upon the alienating parent and even creates a scenario where the child becomes an alienator himself.

In CAS, the American people are being taught to despise this country and become dangerously dependent upon the ruling class for their needs.   The principles of CAS are analogous to the brain-washed child that is taught to hate his other parent while completely depending upon the other.

The Constitution, American traditions, free markets and the American Way of Life is being dragged through the proverbial mud, very much like the alienated parent.  In other words, the upstanding, decent entity is abused and eventually hated through a series of lies, brainwashing and outright selfish behavior.

For this purpose it is important to emphasize that, just as there is no abuse or alienation actually occurring with the alienated parent victim in PAS, in CAS the Constitution, nor American values, can be accurately designated as the cause of problems for many Americans.  While the innocent alienated parent and the Constitution are not perfect, they are both upstanding and PROVEN models for the family and the country, respectively.

Put another way….the alienated parent in PAS and the Constitution/American values in CAS are being unjustifiably attacked for the selfish purposes of those in control.

But why do they do it?  What drives their behavior?  Similar to asking why a mother would choose to alienate a child from his father (for example*), what actually drives the behavior of the leaders, political groups, and general “ruling-class” as they work to separate American Citizens from their Constitution and values?

The answer may partially lie in what one PAS website cites as the basis for why the alienating mother wishes to separate her son from his father.  As you read these traits, see if you think that this diagnosis  might also describe the traits of our current ruling-class elites – those currently in power, especially.

The parent may be diagnosed as narcissistic (self-centered), where they presume that they have a special entitlement to whatever they want. They think that there are rules in life, but only for other people, not for them.

Also, they may be called a sociopath, which means a person who has no moral conscience. These are people who are unable to have empathy or compassion for others. They are unable to see a situation from another person’s point of view, especially their child’s point of view. They don’t distinguish between telling the truth and lying in the way that others do.

So we have a case where the alienators believe there are rules in life, but they don’t have to follow them.

Sound familiar?

Alienators have no moral conscience, empathy, or true compassion for others.  It’s all theater.   They don’t see nor care about another’s views….but they will PRETEND that they do.

They have trouble telling the truth, and more importantly distinguishing lies from the truth.

In PAS, the mindset described is dangerous for the healthy development of the child and his relationships, including his mental growth.  In addition, the probability of these traits passing through generations is high, according to experts.

Parental alienation is a perpetual beast.

But more important to this post, it is quite arguable that these exact same traits of narcissism and socio-pathological behavior are rampant in the current leadership of our country.  It is a dangerous mindset, particularly when those who possess it have full political power.      The borderline sociopaths running/ruling this country are extremely detrimental to the ongoing relationship that Americans have with their government and their Constitution.  And, unfortunately, just as in PAS, this CAS mindset has been passed down for generations — through our schools, state and local governments, media, TV, laws, and more.

And, unless this alienation is neutered, that generational effect of a dumbed-down citizenry, anti-American values, Socialism, and a shredded Constitution will continue in a death spiral for our country.

Constitutional Alienation is a perpetual beast if regularly fed.  Why do we keep feeding the beast?

In PAS, years of alienation result in the boy’s behavior toward the alienated father as one of denigration, anger, hate, and arrogant sureness.  It can include exaggerated stories that are untrue and spreading of animosity toward the father’s family.  All of this occurs while the child feels guiltless and possesses an unhealthy need to protect the alienating parent.  In most cases after years of alienation abuse, the now older child, will have nothing to do with the alienated parent.

Similarly, in CAS, many years of separating the Constitution, the founding principles, and American values from the American people has resulted in some astounding and disturbing trends in our country:

You get the picture.  Our Constitution-trashing ruling class has worked for decades to force a leftist agenda on this country.  It is inarguable that our Founding Fathers were at the opposite belief and political spectrum as our current leaders.  A shift from the rule of law, from the principles of our Constitution and traditional values/morality is alienating our country day-by-day from its intended destiny.

Our current leadership behaves just as that alienating parent—-isolation through misinformation, alienation through division, and putting to use deceptive tactics toward a selfish end.

The result of this alienation onslaught, however is where I see a difference, between PAS and CAS.

In PAS, if it continues, professionals believe that, in most instances, the son alienated from his father may never reconcile.  The hope of reconciliation is always there and at least a small chance still exists of that occurring.  However, apart from the alienator removing the mask or the occurrence of some sort of intervention, the alienation will likely be permanent.

In CAS, if alienation continues, the country will slowly be changed forever away from its Constitution.  We have witnessed a steady assault on our freedoms, rule of law, and Constitution for the better part of the last century.

However, in the last two years with our current leaders, the “compassion and caring” mask of our alienators has come off…and the true anti-American agenda has been revealed for all Americans to see.

Unlike the alienating mother in PAS who has held all of the cards for years but has never had to show her true hand, in CAS, the “alienating” leaders of our country have more than shown their true hand over the last two years.

We have had the distinct opportunity to witness a major overreach in our leaders’ efforts to separate this country and its people from their Constitution and their values.

A funny thing happened on the way to 2010, the sleeping giant has been awakened by this leftist onslaught and, God-willing, the “alienators” are about to be introduced to JAS – Job Alienation Syndrome.

The election next week is our chance to put these America-loathing Congressional members out of a job.  Hopefully, in 2012, we remove the America-Loather-In-Chief from office.  But first things first.

We can no longer allow for the American people to be secretly (and sometimes openly) further separated from their country’s founding and its Constitution.

The task is overwhelming, no doubt – solving the debt problem, grossly cutting spending, grappling with growing terrorism threat, producing a business-friendly regulatory environment, gutting Obama’s socialist policies, repealing Obamacare, getting the federal government out of Education, rebuilding our defenses, rebuilding the Obama-tarnished relationships with our allies, closing the borders, enforcing our immigration laws, overhauling our voting system to reduce the rampant fraud and more.

Boot out the alienators…..its time they received their just rewards.

November 2 is just a start, but it is the day that we begin to make Constitution Alienation Syndrome a thing of the past.

* For purposes of this post and for less clinical descriptions, I will often refer to the alienating parent as the mother and the alienated parent-victim as father.  Sometimes the child is also referred to as son.

The Koran, General Petraeus, Dhimmitude, and American Values


Terry Jones of the Dove Outreach Center plans to burn Korans on 9-11-10 (CBS photo)

Terry Jones, pastor of a small church in Florida, is planning a “Koran burning” this Saturday to commemorate the 9th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks on America.

While it is certainly the First Amendment right of Pastor Jones to do so, I believe that it is entirely inappropriate to do so.   No doubt about that.   And  Christians/Americans in this country have repeated this sentiment in LARGE numbers.

However, the response to this pastor’s efforts really bothers me on many fronts.

  • Why has this become such a worldwide news item? 
  • Why do those in the highest levels of our government feel the need to speak out? 
  • Why are many of those same people hypocritical on this issue vs. the Ground Zero Mosque (GZM)? 
  • Why do we cater to a religion that threatens death to our troops and Americans if a Koran burns, but Americans opposed to the GZM have simply protested and been labeled “bigots’ (by our leaders and others) because of it? 
  •  Is it the place of General Petraeus to address this issue? 
  • Why all the chatter about “offending” Muslims with our First Amendment rights? 

I’ll start with Petraeus comments on Jones’ Koran burning:

It could endanger troops and it could endanger the overall effort in Afghanistan,” said Petraeus of the plan.

“It is precisely the kind of action the Taliban uses and could cause significant problems. Not just here but everywhere in the world we are engaged with the Islamic community,” the general said in an emailed statement.

I agree with Petraeus.  It is likely, because of those who threaten and kill in the name of Islam, that this incident will further inspire their murderous tendencies.    Free Speech usually has that effect on them.

What I question is the appropriateness of Petraues’ speaking out on the issue.  I lean more towards the view of  Ben Stein on this:  

Of course, as one might expect, some Muslims are infuriated by this plan and I don’t blame them. It’s infuriating. But it’s still protected by the Constitution as an exercise of religious freedom.

Now comes General Petraeus, who says that people are rioting over this in Afghanistan, which is true, and that the church should not go ahead with its planned burning because it will make Muslims angry at the U.S. and they will take it out on U.S. troops.

Now, I am sure General Petraeus has a good point here. But, here is a bigger point: we are not supposed to have military men telling American civilians what they can and cannot do in their houses of worship. Yes, General Petraeus is an important figure. By the way, he’s also the soldier who said American support of Israel made Muslims angry at U.S. troops and I don’t think Generals are supposed to be making foreign policy either. But certainly, generals, even with a lot of stars on their epaulets, are not in charge of free speech and religious observance here.

What is disturbing is the length that our leaders, including Petraeus, will go to accommodate the threats of radical Islam.  Where does  this type of dhimmitude end?

The  enemy Petraeus is fighting in Afghanistan is composed of “radical” Islamists who want us dead.  They hate us for our Constitution, our freedom, our Christianity, and more. 

Michelle Malkin makes this point best:

But what’s in the Koran is far more of an inflammatory threat to American soldiers than any match with which to light it. What’s in the Koran has inspired decades of bloody warfare by Muslim operatives targeting our troops, civilians, and Western infidels around the world.

Isn’t it Petraeus’ job to fight the enemy for all they stand for?  Those who “protest” Jones’ actions with murder should be the targets of our military around the world.

Muslims praying in the streets of New York. (Source: Atlas Shrugs Blog)

Exactly, Michelle….we should be fighting what they stand for and defending what we stand for.

And for all of the talk of “radical Islam” and its conquering tendencies what do you call “moderate” Muslims taking over the streets of Paris, New York, and Dearborn, Michigan.  They should be arrested in the US for disorderly conduct.   Where is the press and the Obama administration on that?   At what point do we stop this infiltration of a religion (radicals and so-called moderates) that wishes to conquer the world?

More from Stein:

Really, it’s even worse than that. He is saying that freedom of religion in America makes his job more difficult. But free exercise of religion comes way before how difficult his job is.

Exactly…..perhaps instead of (or in addition to) Petraeus’ speaking the obvious about the enemy we fight, why not mention that our First Amendment rights are the very thing he seeks to defend?  Instead of speaking out against Jones’ right to burn the Koran, why not defend his right to do so where the Afghans (and Muslims around the world) hear it loud and clear?  

It seems to me that hearing our military leaders defending the rights and freedoms of Americans would go a long way in helping our enemy understand our values.  Instead, the message they received from Petraeus was one of asking Americans to cower under the threat of an enemy….and, as we know from history, weakness fuels the fire under our enemies around the world.

Stein again:

And, yes, we don’t want to offend Muslims, but why would we even consider sacrificing our freedom of religious expression to cater to them? And what kind of war is won by kowtowing to the people who hate us?

I could not have said it better.

 But just why has this become such a worldwide news item?  This is a small church with a pastor previously unknown to most of the world.  I read about this pastor’s plans a few weeks ago and thought not much about it.  My first reaction was that it seemed a really questionable thing to do but I didn’t consider it worthy of worldwide news.   Small, peaceful protests of one kind or another happen almost everyday in this country, but they don’t get the attention of this one.  Why?

Jones’ efforts have taken on a life of its own.  Why is that?   Why is this now a worldwide issue instead of a local one?  Why do we have a General, the Vatican, and the Obama administration, among others, speaking out on Jones’ actions?

As is usual, I think the media has run with the story, because it is “politically correct” and it fits the leftist message of anti-Americanism, anti-Christian, and pro-Islamism so rampant in our institutions today.    

As some have pointed out, the burning of religious books/documents is not a new phenomenon in the world.   And, I’m sure this won’t be the last.

It may be a stupid and tasteless thing to do, but it is Mr. Jones’ right to do so. 

Which leads me to the Ground Zero Mosque (GZM)…..wasn’t it just weeks ago we had this same debate about rights vs. proper judgement?    This issue is similar.  The imam has the right to build a mosque at Ground Zero, where 3000 Americans were murdered in the name of his religion.  But it is NOT the right thing to do.  It is classless, tasteless, and, some would say, an attempt for the imam and his followers to dance on the grave of the Americans murdered there in the name of Islam.

Mr. Jones certainly has the right to protest by burning Korans, but it is NOT the right nor smart thing to do.  It certainly does nothing to honor and remember those murdered on September 11, 2001.

But ironically, many of those in the Obama administration and Congressional leaders spoke up that the  GZM was “pro-American” and  proper.  Now the Obama administration believes that Jones’ free expression is “un-American”?   Why the discrepancy? 

The Administration and Pelosi on the GZM:

Barack Obama: …..As a citizen, and as President, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country. And that includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in Lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances. This is America. And our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakeable. The principle that people of all faiths are welcome in this country and that they will not be treated differently by their government is essential to who we are. The writ of the Founders must endure.  

Nancy Pelosi: There is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. And I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded,” she said.

Where is Nancy Pelosi’s demand for investigations into who ginned up the press and the world against the actions of Jones?  Where is her concern for the threats against our soldiers and Americans from those who wish us harm?

Contrast these views the administration’s current view regarding Jones:

PJ Crowley, Clinton State Dept spokesman : “We think that these are provocative acts,” ……. “We would like to see more Americans stand up and say that this is inconsistent with our American values; in fact, these actions themselves are un-American.

Eric Holder, Obama’s DOJ    ….idiotic and dangerous…..           

While I agree that Jones efforts are idiotic and wrong, freedom of expression is NOT un-American, just as the building of a mosque in America is not un-American.  They are just both very wrong.   Why the discrepancy in the Obama administration?  Why defend the Islamic right to express with a symbol of conquer, but not Jones’ right to express his disdain for murder in the name of Islam?

Perhaps part of the answer lies in the words of General Petraeus regarding the Koran burning…..Jones’ actions are not just stupid, but they do pose a danger. 

While Americans peacefully protest the mosque at Ground Zero, the Islamic world will threaten and murder because of Jones’ actions.   American troops and Christians around the world will be targets.  The teachings of Islam   and the  irrational responses of radical Islam makes Jones’ action a dangerous act.  

An interesting side note regarding free speech and religion, the military, the press, and our leaders…. in 2009 it was reported that the military destroyed BIBLES in Afghanistan that belonged to and were private property of a soldier.  The Bibles were translated in the local Pashto and Dari languages.   While I understand rules are instrumental to military success, it is quite questionable whether the military had the right to destroy the Bibles. 

Why not just reprimand the soldier if rules of proselytizing in the area were broken?  (But there was no proof the Bibles were ever used to evangelize)

Why not simply return the Bibles to the US? 

To what extent does our military go, General Petraeus, in order to ‘convert’ the Afghans to an understanding of our freedoms?  To not “offend the sensibilities” of the enemy?

Does burning the Bible of Christianity really aid in that effort or play into their hands? 

What do we teach them when burning the Bibles of a soldier is OK, but burning the Koran, in a free country, is not?

Where was the press on the Bible burning issue?  Where were the statements of our military leaders?  The Vatican?  The Obama administration? 

Think about those things.

 And don’t forget that just this year the Pentagon/Army disinvited well-known evangelist Franklin Graham to the National Day of Prayer breakfast simply for speaking out against the brutally of Islam in many areas of the world. 

What message does that send about America to our enemies? 

Did that change any hearts to our direction or embolden those who preach, kill, and maim in the name of Islam?

The Obama administration has frittered away our tax dollars by giving millions to the GZM imam so that he can PROMOTE/evangelize Islam around the world…..but if one soldier dares to possess a Bible in the local Afghan languages, with no proof they were ever used to proselytize, those very books must be destroyed.  And a prominent Christian minister who spreads love, hope, and help throughout the world is disinvited by our government leaders because he dared to tell the truth about those who brutalize in the name of Islam.

I don’t know about you, but my tax money going to promote Islam around the world, particularly at a time when the Left is doing all it can to make America a country free FROM Christianity, offends MY sensibilities….but it seems our leaders don’t care about that.

What good is a war where we are more concerned about the thoughts of our enemy than the rights of Americans? 

As much as I dread and/or feel sadness each time I hear of an American killed in the war, couldn’t it be argued that their sacrifices are in vain when Americans are pressured to forego their rights in order to cater to the  “thoughts” of the very enemy against which they died fighting?

We live in a time of uncertainty in America.  I believe many Americans are uncertain not only about their economic future and prosperity, but also about the future of their freedoms and the destruction of our Constitution.

Our Constitution and freedoms should be defended at all cost…and the very values they promote should be spread throughout the world, not demeaned “in the name of war” by our very own leaders.

Krauthammer: The Last Refuge of a Liberal


This piece has been out for a few days, but I haven’t had a chance to add it to my blog until now.

Charles Krauthammer skewers the libs and their repetitive cries of “bigotry” against those who dare to disagree and actively work against their statist, collectivist, and controlling agenda.

I am going to cover Krauthammer’s last paragraph first…because it is priceless in its ability to call out the Dems for what they are:

The Democrats are going to get beaten badly in November. Not just because the economy is ailing. And not just because Obama over-read his mandate in governing too far left. But because a comeuppance is due the arrogant elites whose undisguised contempt for the great unwashed prevents them from conceding a modicum of serious thought to those who dare oppose them.

I am a PROUD member of the great unwashed…and I can’t wait to wash the floor with these hypocritical elites in November!

To begin, Krauthammer points out the Obama/liberal agenda and its fall from grace:

Liberalism under siege is an ugly sight indeed. Just yesterday it was all hope and change and returning power to the people. But the people have proved so disappointing. Their recalcitrance has, in only 19 months, turned the predicted 40-year liberal ascendancy (James Carville) into a full retreat. Ah, the people, the little people, the small-town people, the “bitter” people, as Barack Obama in an unguarded moment once memorably called them, clinging “to guns or religion or” — this part is less remembered — “antipathy toward people who aren’t like them.”…….That’s a polite way of saying: clinging to bigotry.

Yep, the “hope” and “change” of 2008 has turned into the “Nope” and “Power change” of 2010….thank God, the American people have not ALL swallowed the Obama administration’s false “hope” and his  intent to change our country and move it forever away from our Founding Documents and the intents of our Founders. 

Sure, our country has slowly been sliding away from its Founding principles for  years, but the advent of Obama and an unchecked Democratic Congress has rapidly shown the Progressive/Liberal collectivism, relativism, and globalism for what it is…..destruction of our country on a grand scale.   And America doesn’t like it.

Thank God Almighty the comfortable masses are awakening in this midst of this daily nightmare.

Krauthammer continues:

And promiscuous charges of bigotry are precisely how our current rulers and their vast media auxiliary react to an obstreperous citizenry that insists on incorrect thinking.

— Resistance to the vast expansion of government power, intrusiveness and debt, as represented by the Tea Party movement? Why, racist resentment toward a black president.

— Disgust and alarm with the federal government’s unwillingness to curb illegal immigration, as crystallized in the Arizona law? Nativism.

— Opposition to the most radical redefinition of marriage in human history, as expressed in Proposition 8 in California? Homophobia.

— Opposition to a 15-story Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero? Islamophobia.

Now we know why the country has become “ungovernable,” last year’s excuse for the Democrats’ failure of governance: Who can possibly govern a nation of racist, nativist, homophobic Islamophobes?

Note what connects these issues. In every one, liberals have lost the argument in the court of public opinion. Majorities — often lopsided majorities — oppose President Obama’s social-democratic agenda (e.g., the stimulus, Obamacare), support the Arizona law, oppose gay marriage and reject a mosque near Ground Zero.

Not to mention our disgust at the new power czar structure Obama has put in place; massive deficits, spending, and debt; Obama’s hypocritical flip-flop/credit-taking on the Iraq War success; Congress’ inability to read monstrous bill’s before passing them; and deeming anything from healthcare to budgets as passed–without debate and bipartisan input.

I have no empathy for those who ASK to play in politics. Obama ASKED for the job of President and Pelosi/Reid slobbered all over their constituents awaiting their turn at grand power.

When they signed up for it, the American people came as part of the package. Resorting to calling them bigots, classifying them as terrorists, racists, and Islamophobes when they disagree shows the smallness of the individuals doing the name-calling.

Let’s take the Tea Party:

The most venerable of these trumps is, of course, the race card. When the Tea Party arose, a spontaneous, leaderless and perfectly natural (and traditionally American) reaction to the vast expansion of government intrinsic to the president’s proudly proclaimed transformational agenda, the liberal commentariat cast it as a mob of angry white yahoos disguising their antipathy to a black president by cleverly speaking in economic terms.

Arizona’s SB1070 immigration law:

Then came Arizona and S.B. 1070. It seems impossible for the left to believe that people of good will could hold that: (a) illegal immigration should be illegal, (b) the federal government should not hold border enforcement hostage to comprehensive reform, i.e., amnesty, (c) every country has the right to determine the composition of its immigrant population.

And California’s Proposition 8….passed by a vote of the PEOPLE, overturned by a rogue judge:

As for Proposition 8, is it so hard to see why people might believe that a single judge overturning the will of 7 million voters is an affront to democracy? And that seeing merit in retaining the structure of the most ancient and fundamental of all social institutions is something other than an alleged hatred of gays particularly since the opposite-gender requirement has characterized virtually every society in all the millennia until just a few years ago?

And the latest atrocity — the Ground Zero mosque:

…The intelligentsia is near unanimous that the only possible grounds for opposition is bigotry toward Muslims. This smug attribution of bigotry to two-thirds of the population hinges on the insistence on a complete lack of connection between Islam and radical Islam, a proposition that dovetails perfectly with the Obama administration’s pretense that we are at war with nothing more than “violent extremists” of inscrutable motive and indiscernible belief. Those who reject this as both ridiculous and politically correct (an admitted redundancy) are declared Islamophobes, the ad hominem du jour.

In summary, Krauthammer says:

It is a measure of the corruption of liberal thought and the collapse of its self-confidence that, finding itself so widely repudiated, it resorts reflexively to the cheapest race-baiting (in a colorful variety of forms). Indeed, how can one reason with a nation of pitchfork-wielding mobs brimming with “antipathy toward people who aren’t like them” — blacks, Hispanics, gays and Muslims — a nation that is, as Michelle Obama once put it succinctly, “just downright mean”?

I am afraid Mistress Michelle is soon going to see just HOW downright mean we can be when retaliating against the constant poking of her husband’s anti-American agenda every…single…day.

November 2….A day that will live in infamy.