Monday, March 31, 2008

So Wal-Mart is nothing but a big, bad, greedy corporation...

Who did more to aid the victims of Katrina than any other organization, government run (FEMA) or privately run (Red Cross)!

Colby Cosh, National Post Published: Friday, March 28, 2008
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Shortly before Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast on the morning of Aug. 29, 2005, the chief executive officer of Wal-Mart, Lee Scott, gathered his subordinates and ordered a memorandum sent to every single regional and store manager in the imperiled area. His words were not especially exalted, but they ought to be mounted and framed on the wall of every chain retailer -- and remembered as American business's answer to the pre-battle oratory of George S. Patton or Henry V.

"A lot of you are going to have to make decisions above your level," was Scott's message to his people. "Make the best decision that you can with the information that's available to you at the time, and above all, do the right thing."

This extraordinary delegation of authority -- essentially promising unlimited support for the decision-making of employees who were earning, in many cases, less than $100,000 a year -- saved countless lives in the ensuing chaos.

The results are recounted in a new paper on the disaster written by Steven Horwitz, an Austrian-school economist at St. Lawrence University in New York. While the Federal Emergency Management Agency fumbled about, doing almost as much to prevent essential supplies from reaching Louisiana and Mississippi as it could to facilitate it, Wal-Mart managers performed feats of heroism.

I couldn't agree with this next section MORE and I cannot understand how ANYONE can't see this main point...privatization is ALWAYS the better choice, for the simple fact that private businesses/industries MUST produce results or they will DOOM themselves! It's a natural incentive, where government has NONE!

What happens when government can't finish the job on time? They allocate MORE of our tax dollars to waste trying to finish or accomplish their goal (which ultimately NEVER ends)!

No one who is familiar with economic thought since the Second World War will be surprised at this. Scholars such as F. A. von Hayek, James Buchanan and Gordon Tullock have taught us that it is really nothing more than a terminological error to label governments "public" and corporations "private" when it is the latter that often have the strongest incentives to respond to social needs.

A company that alienates a community will soon be forced to retreat from it, but the government is always there. Companies must, to survive, create economic value one way or another; government employees can increase their budgets and their personal power by destroying or wasting wealth, and most may do little else.

Companies have price signals to guide their productive efforts; governments obfuscate those signals.

Yet we continue to here how bad corporations like Wal-Mart and Starbucks all they care about is "making a profit"...umm...YEA! News flash for those who don't yet get it, businesses don't go into business simply to provide jobs! If they don't make a profit, they won't be around for very long!!

Businesses such as Wal-Mart also help communites thrive and many survive, not only because they offer reasonable pricing, but most importantly because they provide numerous jobs! I know of more than one small town in Texas that was on the verge of disappearing because those in the community had no way to earn an income...then Wal-Mart came to town and provided jobs, enabling many to STAY in their home town rather than move away to the "city" to seek employment!

You know...for those who like to complain so much about the "pay and benefits" of corporations such as Wal-Mart and Starbucks, know one is FORCING anyone into slave labor - don't like what you are getting paid, think you are worth more....the answer is simple, acquire new skills, educate yourself, apply some inititive and SEEK EMPLOYMENT ELSEWHERE!

And still more from Obama...

This weekend Obama spoke at a town hall meeting in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, while there he remarked:

"I've got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby."
You can watch him make these disgraceful and outrageous comments here:
Town Hall Meeting

"Punished with a baby"?? Is that what he considers new babies? Punishment?? A baby, a child, is PUNISHMENT? Oh so, to avoid the "punishment" of a baby...MURDER it through abortion!! This man is clearly dangerous and he is absolutely extreme in his views, viewing THE GIFT OF CHILDREN, as "punishment"....I wonder how his two little girls feel today about being such on their father??

For those of you out there who consider yourself to be "pro-life Democrats" this is the kind of candidate YOUR PARTY is pushing...can you really in good conscience support candidates such as this?

"Words matter" to Obama, so how's he going to explain this one?? Best thing Conservatives can do is just continue to give these looney leftists a microphone, eventually they do themselves in!

But I bet you won't see any coverage of this on the MSM...sigh...

Those darn "greedy white folks" how dare they look to get ahead whenthe rev suffers

Poor Rev. Wright...he's had such a difficult life, the struggle against racism, the greedy white people constantly taking from him, keeping him back from opening and running a multi-million dollar church, oh wait....well, preventing him from getting ahead in "keeping the black man down"...well, maybe NOT that either...okay, well whatever it is, I sure wish THIS WHITE GIRL, had a "small little house" like his!

FOX News has uncovered documents that indicate Wright is about to move to a 10,340-square-foot, four-bedroom home in suburban Chicago, currently under construction in a gated community.

While it is not uncommon for an accomplished clergyman to live in luxury, Wright’s retirement residence is raising some questions.

“Some people think deals like this are hypocritical. Jeremiah Wright himself criticizes people from the pulpit for middle classism, for too much materialism,” said Andrew Walsh, Associate Director of the Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life with Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.

“So he’s entitled to be tweaked here. So the question really is, how unusual is this? Somewhat unusual,” he said.

According to documents obtained from the Cook County Register of Deeds, Wright purchased two empty lots in Tinley Park, Ill., from Chicago restaurant chain owner Kenny Lewis for $345,000 in 2004.

Documents show Wright sold the property to his church, Trinity United, in December 2006, with the proceeds going to a living trust shared with his wife, Ramah.

The sale price for the land was just under $308,000, about $40,000 less than Wright’s original purchase two years earlier.

Public records of the sale show Trinity initially obtained a $10 million bank loan to purchase the property and build a new house on the land.

But further investigation with tax and real estate attorneys showed that the church had actually secured a $1.6 million mortgage for the home purchase, and attached a $10 million line of credit, for reasons unspecified in the paperwork.

Seems to me that a few years ago Randy "Duke" Cunningham was completely embarrassed, indicted and now is serving in prison for a similar "transaction"...but apparently this is acceptable because he is the "rev" afterall!

Becoming an Obama slogan "I never saw/heard it"

Hmm...seems that Mr. B Hussein Obama has been caught yet again in another LIE! He's tried to pretend that he's a very "moderate" man, looking to "bridge the chasm" between American's, black and white, liberals and conservatives, etc. But it appears that he just keeps stumbling over little blocks like this one:

Obama had greater role on liberal survey
By 3/31/08 4:35 AM EST
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But the questionnaires provide fodder to question BarackObama’s ideological consistency and electability.

During his first run for elected office, Barack Obama played a greater role than his aides now acknowledge in crafting liberal stands on gun control, the death penalty and abortion — positions that appear at odds with the more moderate image he has projected during his presidential campaign.

The evidence comes from an amended version of an Illinois voter group’s detailed questionnaire, filed under his name during his 1996 bid for a state Senate seat.

Late last year, in response to a Politico story about Obama’s answers to the original questionnaire, his aides said he “never saw or approved” the questionnaire. They asserted the responses were filled out by a campaign aide who “unintentionally mischaracterize[d] his position.”

But a Politico examination determined that Obama was actually interviewed about the issues on the questionnaire by the liberal Chicago nonprofit group that issued it. And it found that Obama — the day after sitting for the interview — filed an amended version of the questionnaire, which appears to contain Obama’s own handwritten notes added to one answer.

Continue to read here

And some(OBAMA) believe that we can "sit with them, have some tea and talk" peacefully!?!

Puppet Show From Hamas TV Shows Child Stabbing Bush
Monday, March 31, 2008

A children's puppet show featured on Hamas TV shows a child stabbing President Bush to death.
"Who are you to come here and threaten me?" Bush says in the puppet show video. "You are on my own turf, you little child, you. Get out."

The child tells Bush that he killed his father in the Iraq war, which made him an orphan.
"I have come to take revenge with this sword — revenge for my mother and my sisters," the child puppet says. "You are a criminal, Bush."

"I will kill you, Bush, because that is your fate," the child says before stabbing Bush repeatedly.
The show aired on Al-Aqsa TV on March 30.

Click here to watch the video.
When are the liberals going to realize that unless we stop this hateful indoctrination of children we will not ever cease having terror in the world?

Of course, if this was a White Catholic priest talking about the evils of abortion...the liberals would be out screaming about the "hate for women" the Church and in particular, "white males" have...and they would do everything in their power to STOP priests from sharing the Truth of the faith all in the name of "tolerance".

But since this is just a "little" terrorist group indoctrinating 5 years olds, teaching them to hate and to grow up to be murderers...we of course have to accept it as a "cultural difference" and freely accept it...heck, I'll bet some liberal in Hollywood will soon be looking to make a new cartoon film for Hamas stating the same!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Celebrate the life of Terri Schiavo

Tomorrow is recognized as "Terri's Day" - a day to remember and celebrate the life of Terri Schiavo. Please take a moment to remember what occured three years ago, when the court ordered the removal of Terri's feeding tube...condemning this young woman to death, by denying her food and water.

Bobby Schindler, Terri's brother, talks about this day, the work of the foundation and how individuals, prayer groups and congregations can make this day one where good triumphs over evil. Listen Download
Please take a few minutes to listen to the above and offer a prayer for Terri and her family.

When are we going to learn?

Man declared dead says he's feeling 'pretty good'
Associated Press
March 25, 2008 at 4:20 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY — Four months after he was declared brain dead and doctors were about to remove his organs for transplant, Zach Dunlap says he feels "pretty good."

He was pronounced dead on Nov. 19 at United Regional Health Care System in Wichita Falls, Tex., after an all-terrain-vehicle accident.

His family approved having his organs harvested.

As family members were paying their last respects, Mr. Dunlap moved his foot and hand. He reacted to a pocketknife scraped across his foot and to pressure applied under a fingernail.

When are we going to learn and accept that the giving and taking of ALL life belongs ONLY to God?!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

New warnings about entitlements shortfall

Medicare unable to pay full benefits by 2019, Social Security by 2041
The Associated Press
updated 1:36 p.m. CT, Tues., March. 25, 2008
WASHINGTON - Trustees for the government's two biggest benefit programs warned Tuesday that Social Security and Medicare are facing "enormous challenges," with the threat to Medicare's solvency far more severe.

The trustees, issuing a once-a-year analysis, said the resources in the Social Security trust fund will be depleted by 2041. The reserves in the Medicare trust fund that pays hospital benefits were projected to be wiped out by 2019.

Both those dates were the same as in last year's report. But the trustees warned that financial pressures will begin much sooner when the programs begin paying out more in benefits each year than they collect in payroll taxes.

The first year that payments will exceed income for Social Security will occur in 2017, just nine years from now, reflecting growing demands from the retirement of 78 million baby boomers. Medicare is projected to pay out more than it receives in income starting this year.

"The financial difficulties facing Social Security and Medicare pose enormous challenges," the trustees said in their report. "The sooner these challenges are addressed, the more varied and less disruptive their solutions can be."

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, one of the trustees, warned that the country was facing a fiscal train wreck unless something is done.

Well, Kiss your tax returns goodbye! And don't complain, you all asked for this, so soak it up!

Marriage hits lowest rate since records began almost 150 years ago in Briton

The number of Britons tying the knot has collapsed to a record low, it has emerged.

The proportion of men and women getting married is below any level found since figures were first kept nearly 150 years ago.

And the number of weddings held in 2006 was the smallest since 1895, when the population was little more than half its present level.

The evidence that marriage is withering away at an increasing pace was met with a furious response from critics of Labour's benefits system, which disregards the status of husbands and wives and pays parents extra to stay single.

Shadow Home Secretary David Davis claimed the Government had "fuelled family breakdown" and researcher Patricia Morgan, who coined the phrase "marriage lite" to describe cohabitation, said Labour had succeeded in "eradicating" marriage.

"This is what they have tried to achieve and they should be congratulating themselves," she added.

"But it is a disaster for children, families and society."

The figures, from the Office for National Statistics, said that in 2006, fewer than ten in every 1,000 single adults in England and Wales were married.

Among men the rate was 22.8 in every 1,000, among women 20.5. When marriage-rates were first calculated in 1862 the level was 58.7 for men and 50 for women.

Even during the world war years marriage rates for women never dropped below 40 in 1,000. They fell below 30 for the first time in 1995.

The raw numbers of weddings in the figures for 2006 also tell the dramatic story.

There were 236,980 marriages, the fewest since 228,204 were recorded in 1895, a year in which Oscar Wilde was sent to Reading jail, W.G. Grace scored his 100th century and Queen Victoria had still to celebrate her jubilee.

In 1895, there were around 30 million people in England and Wales compared with more than 54 million now.

The general decline of marriage has been under way since 1972 when there were 426,000 weddings and marriage rates were more than 78 in 1,000 for men and 60 for women.

One in four single women under retirement age is thought to be living unmarried with a partner.

Feeling the pinch even more is the Church - as two-thirds of all weddings in 2006 were civil ceremonies.

Religious marriages numbered fewer than 80,000.

Of the 157,490 civil weddings, 95,300 were held in "approved" premises - stately homes, hotels or even football ground hospitality suites which have been permitted to stage weddings since 1995.

The age of first-time brides and bridegrooms is continuing to increase. Women are nearly 30 while the man is almost 32.

One reason for the plunge in marriage numbers appears to be the crackdown on sham ceremonies undertaken by immigration authorities in 2005.

The Office for National Statistics said yesterday that the restrictions on marriage for non-European citizens introduced in February that year were "one of the many factors that may have contributed to the fall in the number of marriages".

Sham marriages may have been responsible for the blip in wedding figures that pushed the numbers up to more than 273,000 in 2004.

But the tax and benefit system came under most fervent attack. Advantages for married couples have gradually been withdrawn, joint taxation-ended in the 1980s and Gordon Brown withdrew the last tax break for couples, the Married Couples Allowance, shortly after Labour came to power in 1997.

Benefits such as tax credits now favour individuals living with children rather than couples and the bias against couples is thought to have contributed to the growing numbers "living apart together".

Around a million couples are thought to consider themselves an item but to remain living in separate homes.

Labour family policy has for a decade maintained that all kinds of families are equally valuable and ministers have campaigned for all references to marriage to be removed from state documents.

The Tories promised they would provide incentives for couples to get and stay together.

David Davis said: "This is a sad indictment of the Government's policies which have penalised families and fuelled family breakdown.

"Stable families are the best formula for bringing up children and preventing delinquency, anti-social behaviour and crime.

"So a failed family policy is itself a major cause of crime."

He added: "Conservative policies will support the family by shifting the tax burden away from families and giving 1.8million families an extra £2,000 a year."

Researcher and author Mrs Morgan said: "I have been reading the Children's Plan put out by Children's Secretary Ed Balls last year.

"It does not mention marriage once.

"This Government has removed the idea of marriage from research and public documents and from the tax and benefit system.

"It has taken the last remaining benefits, like inheritance tax relief when a spouse dies, and given them to other groups like homosexuals in civil partnerships."

What begins in Europe, ultimatley comes to the US. Be prepared. THIS is exaclty what the Liberal Democrats are hoping for.
"The general decline of marriage has been under way since 1972"
Liberalism was on the rise, Feminism was on the rise...If it walks like a duck....

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

You cannot be Catholic and vote Democrat!!

As a devout Catholic myself and one who not only has a great love for her faith, but also for politics, I have taken a great deal of time examining the Catholic faith and how to apply it to my daily life, especially when considering my voting habits.

As such, I have discovered that there is one issue in particular, that will NOT permit me to EVER vote I am sure most of you can guess that issue is abortion.

Abortion is considered to be an intrinsic evil and therefore can not ever be accepted. It is the killing of innocent life, which breaks the 5th Commandment, "Thou shalt not kill."

In his encyclical Evangelium Vitae, Pope John Paul II explains (#58):

"Among all the crimes which can be committed against life, procured abortion has characteristics making it particularly serious and deplorable. The Second Vatican Council defines abortion, together with infanticide, as an "unspeakable crime".54

“The moral gravity of procured abortion is apparent in all its truth if we recognize that we are dealing with murder and, in particular, when we consider the specific elements involved. The one eliminated is a human being at the very beginning of life. No one more absolutely innocent could be imagined. In no way could this human being ever be considered an aggressor, much less an unjust aggressor! He or she is weak, defenseless, even to the point of lacking that minimal form of defense consisting in the poignant power of a newborn baby’s cries and tears. The unborn child is totally entrusted to the protection and care of the woman carrying him or her in the womb. And yet sometimes it is precisely the mother herself who makes the decision and asks for the child to be eliminated, and who then goes about having it done.”

For those who aren't aware of it, the Democratic Party Platform states emphatically that they support a woman's "right to choose"...meaning, they support the murder of innocents for the sake "convenience" by women who are selfish enough to kill their own.

Yet many Catholics, sadly, believe that the Democratic party is the better "choice" because they claim to promote "social programs" to "help" the unfortunate...but tell can they be taken seriously when they are willing to allow the murder of the youngest and most innocent amongst us?

And how can ANY Catholic believe that providing "welfare" programs (which have been proven to be failures) to the "poor" is more important than protecting the weakest among us?

God CHOSE to give the gift of life to these women...if they are not prepared to accept it...then the answer is simple...CHOOSE TO ABSTAIN from committing the act that can produce the consequence of pregnancy.

We should be expecting and promoting personal responsibility and accountability instead of openly accepting the murder of our own...and it is for this reason alone that I will NEVER vote Democrat and neither should ANY other person who calls themself a CATHOLIC!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Rare condition might have triggered cheerleader's death


Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Stephanie Kuleba's motto on her MySpace page was "live your life."

But her's was cut tragically short after something went terribly wrong in a doctor's office Friday where she was undergoing breast surgery. The West Boca High School cheerleader died Saturday of complications during surgery to correct asymmetrical breasts and inverted nipples after being rushed to Delray Medical Center Friday morning.

Memorial information: Visitations for Stephanie Kuleba will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Babione Funeral Home, 10060 Calle Comercio, in suburban Boca Raton. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Jude Catholic Church, 21689 Toledo Road, in suburban Boca Raton.

A rare and silent but deadly condition, called Malignant Hyperthermia is believed to be what killed the popular teen who was looking forward to her senior prom and headed to the University of Florida.

The condition is triggered by anesthesia. Symptoms include rapid heart rate, muscles that become rigid, and a fever of 110 or higher. The condition is reversible if recognized and acted upon - usually within 30 minutes of onset- with Dantrolene, the only know antidote, said Dr. Henry Rosenberg, president of the Malignant Hyperthermia Association, whose organization fielded a call to its hot line about Kuleba's case.

Although he could not talk specifically about Kuleba, Rosenberg said they generally help callers assess the situation, see what's been done, and answer any questions.

"This isn't a common event so when you are dealing with this unusual problem, it's nice to have someone who has expertise," he said.

Malignant Hyperthermia is an inherited disorder and generally those who have it don't know they do until they are exposed to certain anesthesia. Additionally, there is no simple, straightforward test to diagnose the condition, said Rosenberg.

Prior to the discovery of the antidote, about 80 percent of those who suffered from Malignant Hyperthermia died. But today it's more like 5 percent.

"There have been patients who have survived because people were well prepared," said Rosenberg.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Steven Schuster, a board certified plastic surgeon with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach.

"I am devastated by the loss and I feel for the family," he said Tuesday in a statement.

It's unknown whether Shuster's practice had Dantrolene on hand. The drug, which has a shelf life of about three years, isn't cheap. It costs about $2,200 for 36 vials, the dosage needed for a single treatment, said Rosenberg.

"It's like an insurance policy. You hope you never need it, but when you do, you do," he said. He said about 80 percent of hospitals have it.

Although incidents of Malignant Hyperthermia are extremely rare, it's not an uncommon legal defense in medical malpractice cases, said attorney Stuart Grossman of Boca Raton who has handled more than 100 cases involving anesthesia and surgical complications.

"Assuming that the diagnosis is accurate, people don't simply die of anesthesia, they die because they are not monitored while their vital signs are drifting away," said Grossman. "The basic premise of anesthesia is that the patient is rendered unconscious and when that happens the patient's life is in the hands of others."

Doctors won't know for sure the exact cause of death until the results of an autopsy are in, but the Kulebas' attorney, Roberto Stanziale, told reporters Tuesday that he believed the fatal complication could have been prevented. According to Stanziale, Kuleba's surgery began at 8:05 a.m., and paramedics were not called until 9:45 a.m.

"If in fact the medical examiner does come back and indicates to us that the cause of death was Malignant Hypothermia the questions are now going to be: 'Why wasn't she diagnosed quickly? Why wasn't she administered Dantrolene? And if she was administered Dantrolene, was it done at the appropriate times and in the appropriate dosages?' " Stanziale asked.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has a database of 1.4 million plastic surgery procedures performed in accredited outpatient surgery centers and they have never seen a case of Malignant Hyperthermia, said Dr. Michael McGuire, a spokesperson for the society and an associate professor at UCLA.

Rosenberg, of the Malignant Hyperthermia Association, said statistics are hard to come by and range from as low as one in 5,000 to one in 60,000.

"We just don't have good data on this," he said.

Records show Schuster had two medical malpractice claims filed against him. He has never been disciplined by the Florida Board of Medicine. A formal complaint would have to be filed against either him or the anesthesiologist, who is said to have been present during surgery, before the board would initiate an investigation in this case, said Eulinda Jackson, deputy press secretary for the Florida Board of Health.

Experts note that Kuleba's death also serves as a reminder that any surgery, no matter how commonplace, has its risks.

"We have become sanguine about this, it's just a lift, a tuck, an implant. But at the end of the day you are still cutting someone open and doing something that's ordinary only after it's a success," said Kenneth Goodman, director of the University of Miami's Bioethics program.

Despite the risks, the number of cosmetic procedures has skyrocketed in recent years, particularly among those 18 and younger.

More than 333,000 adolescents 18 years or younger underwent plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures in 2005, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Breast augmentation was one of the most popular.

In 2007, there were 10,505 breast augmentation procedures performed on 18- and 19-year-olds; up from, 9,104 the year before. Another 1,700 teens between 13 and 19 underwent breast lift surgery.

And it's not just teenage girls undergoing breast surgery. Close to 14,000 males between the ages of 13 and 19 underwent gynecomastia, or breast reduction surgery, in 2006.

Asymmetrical breasts is a not uncommon problem for many women, said McGuire. But it ranges from mild to severe.

"For the individual, it can be a real social issue, especially in the teen years," said McGuire, who has performed plastic surgery on teenagers.

"There are procedures that are very appropriate in the teenage range, but it depends on the individual. The vast majority of these people are suffering and want to be able to wear normal clothing, to wear a bathing suit and interact with their peers."

It's a shame when a society would push this kind of stuff on a child. And it's even worse, when a parent give it the stamp of approval. I am sad that this beautiful young girl is dead. But happy that others may learn from her parents horrible mistake.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Is Obama Wright? - Pastor Jeremiah Wright & Senator Barack

An aide to John McCain was suspended from his campaign for putting this video out.

I have to wonder about McCain. A political wimp.

State DepartmentFires 2 for Looking at Obama File, blames President Bush

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two contract employees for the State Department have been fired and a third disciplined for inappropriately looking at Democratic Sen. Barack Obama's passport file, a spokesman said Thursday.
Spokesman Sean McCormack said the department itself detected the instances of "imprudent curiosity," which occurred separately on Jan. 9, Feb. 21 and March 14. He would not release the names of those who were fired and disciplined.

"We believe this was out of imprudent curiosity, so we are taking steps to reassure ourselves that that is, in fact, the case," McCormack said.

Bill Burton, a spokesman for Obama's presidential campaign, called for a complete investigation.

"This is an outrageous breach of security and privacy, even from an administration that has shown little regard for either over the last eight years. Our government's duty is to protect the private information of the American people, not use it for political purposes," Burton said.

So, a couple of fools in the all to Liberal State Department, happened to look at Obamanation's passport, and, not surprisingly, the Obama camp, blames President Bush! Funny. They are calling for an investigation, when they seemingly already know that it was Bush!! Strange that it happens to come out now, right after the exposé on Obamination's racist pastor. It's called misdirection. The Dem's accuse Bush and Rove of doing it all the time. The premise: Attack President Bush, and people will forget about Obamination's ties to a radical racist.

Which, ironically, brings up hypocrisy. Blacks hate racism, unless it is racism not aimed at them. I mean, let's call a spade a spade here. (no pun) I was protesting the anti war protesters in Chicago a couple of years ago, and I declared racism against blacks to be over, when I was handed anti-Semitic literature, by a black man! Ahh, the funny world we live in.

And one more thing, since when is it the job of the American government, "to protect the private information of the American people, not use it for political purposes"? 1) Where in the Constitution is that job description? Amendment IV limits the governments power against "unreasonable searches and seizures". It does not make them the privacy police.

2) This goes to the Obamination camp: Who has used Obama's passport information for political purposes? I want names! Who? Why? And most importantly, where is your proof? To thinking people, such as the owners of this particular blog, this proves misdirection by the Obamination camp. So much for change in Washington, huh, Mr. Obama?

Michigan Congressman Wants 50-Cent Tax Hike on Every Gallon of Gas

A Michigan congressman wants to put a 50-cent tax on every gallon of gasoline to try to cut back on Americans' consumption.

Polls show that a majority of Americans support policies that would reduce greenhouse gases. But when it comes to paying for it, it's a different story.

Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., wants to help cut consumption with a gas tax but some don't agree with the idea, according to a new poll by the National Center for Public Policy Research.

The poll, scheduled to be released on Thursday, shows 48 percent don't support paying even a penny more, 28 percent would pay up to 50 cents more, 10 percent would pay more than 50 cents and 8 percent would pay more than a dollar.

"I don't want to pay more, I don't think anyone wants to," said Karen Deacon, a motorist.

"I think that wouldn't make any sense," said Frankie Hoe, a motorist. "Ugh ... who's making the money from all this and where is that money going? Is it going to go green? I don't see any green things anywhere."

But others say it wouldn't change much. Even if Americans abandoned their cars, global emissions would fall by less than one percent.

"A tax on gas is a way to reduce dependence on import oil, reduce traffic congrestion and reduce carbon emissions," said Lester Brown, president of the Earth Policy Institute.

The Earth Policy Institute proposes raising the gas tax 30 cents per gallon each year over a decade and offset with a reduction of income taxes, Brown said.(Yeah, BULLSH*T!)

David Ridenour, vice president of the National Center for Public Policy Research, said the proposal wouldn't help long term.

"I think when you are talking about raising gas prices, there may be short-term reduction, put off vacations, but bottom line is over long term, that isn't going to have much of an effect," Ridenour said.

While Dingell's idea will likely lie dormant until after the 2008 election, the idea of carbon taxes is not. Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain all support some type of system that either directly or indirectly will raise prices to penalize polluters.
And, obviously, end up hurting our economy, families, and our society. While it is not the job of the Federal government to help people, it most certainly is not their job to hurt, their people. How many people are forced out of their HOMES because they didn't pay taxes? Big, BIG mistake.

How do you think Obama will defend the "rev's" support of Hamas?

Yes, that's the July, 2007 "Pastors Page" - a newsletter printed and put out by Reverend Wright's Trinity Church in Chicago, the good ol' "rev" is apparently siding with and showing his support for Hamas! Yea, that's right...Hamas, that lovely little terrorist group that has committed heinous murders and acts of terror throughout the world, including recent March 7th, shooting attack at a Jewish Seminary in Jerusalem in which eight Israeli students were murdered.

Originally printed in the LA Times as “Hamas’ stand“, Pastor Wright added a new title, “A Fresh View of the Palestinian Struggle” - there was some outrage (can't say a whole lot because, typically the MSM gave the Times a pass) when the LA Times printed it...but where ANY outrage now?

Obama is a man looking to run the United States as its new a time when we are currently at war with Radical Islamist Fundamentalists, a group in which HAMAS certainly fits! Yet, here we find that the man that Obama endearingly calls his "old uncle" supports Hamas! Hmm...I wonder why it is again that Obama wants to quickly pull the troops out of Iraq? Couldn't be that he's actually looking for an American defeat could it???

PrairiePundit: Is Rev. Wright so inarticulate he is misunderstood

PrairiePundit: Is Rev. Wright so inarticulate he is misunderstood

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Iranian Youths Shout "Death to Ahmadinejad"

Last Update: 3/19 9:14 pm
United Press International

Many Iranian youths rallied in streets across the country, shouting "Death to Ahmadinejad," in celebrations marking the end of the Persian calendar year.

The last Wednesday of the Persian calendar is celebrated as the Fire Festival in Iran, with bonfires and firecrackers marking the occasion.

In the western city of Ahvaz, angry mobs declared "Freedom is our legitimate right" while demonstrators in the western city of Sanandaj shouted "Death to (Iranian President Mahmoud) Ahmadinejad," Ynetnews reported Wednesday.
But, per the Demoncrats and looney left,...the war in Iraq, which has brought this desired freedom to the people of Iraq, has no bearing what so ever and has been a "farce" a "tragedy" and waste of time...yea RIGHT!!! Tell THAT to these courageous Iranian students!!

May God bless those Iranian's and may He soon bring them the freedom they dearly yearn for...with or without help from the US!

Abuse by teachers goes under the radar

2,500 U.S. cases of sexual misconduct in 5 years found
Associated Press
Posted: Oct. 20, 2007

An Associated Press investigation found more than 2,500 cases over five years in which educators were punished for actions that ranged from bizarre to sadistic.

There are 3 million public school teachers nationwide, most devoted to their work. Yet the number of instances of abuse, nearly three for every school day, speaks to a much larger problem in a system that is stacked against victims.

Most of the abuse never gets reported. Cases that are reported often end with no action. Cases investigated sometimes can't be proved, and many abusers have several victims.

And no one - not schools, not courts, not states nor the federal government - has found a surefire way to keep molesting teachers out of classrooms.

Those are the findings after reporters sought disciplinary records in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The result is an unprecedented national look at the scope of sex offenses by educators - the very definition of breach of trust.

The seven-month investigation found 2,570 educators whose teaching credentials were revoked, denied, voluntarily surrendered or limited from 2001 through 2005 after allegations of sexual misconduct.

Young people were the victims in at least 1,801 of the cases, and more than 80% of those were students. More than half the educators who were punished by their states also were convicted of crimes related to the misconduct.

The findings draw obvious comparisons to sex abuse scandals in other institutions, among them the Roman Catholic Church. A review by America's Catholic bishops found that about 4,400 of 110,000 priests were accused of molesting minors from 1950 through 2002.

Clergy abuse is now part of the national consciousness after a string of highly publicized cases. But until now, there's been little sense of the extent of educator abuse.
First thing's first, "An estimated 0.2% of Roman Catholic priests have been proven to be abusers." (Philip Jenkins, Pedophiles and Priests: Anatomy of a Contemporary Crisis (Oxford University Press, 2001).

"Publicly reported convictions going back 17 years reveals that:75 clergymen have been convicted of, or pleaded guilty to criminal child molestation charges since the Gilbert Authe case in Louisiana in 1985."
The Catholic Church has paid approximately a billion dollars in "settlements." No trials, no convictions, (relatively few) just checkbooks. If someone raped or abused my child, I would not seek money...I would seek justice. Which would ultimately be administered by Bubba in the nearest Federal Prison, yet most accusers, did not seek that. They sought money. In other words, instead of reporting the alleged crimes to the police, those who accuse the priests thought it better to "report" it to their bishops...??

Naturally, I am not defending any form of abuse. I am simply pointing out how we don't hear much about the massive abuse happening everyday by lay teachers in the US. If we do, it usually comes in the form of a beautiful blond woman who gets a slap on the wrist and a beautiful ankle bracelet.

Most men I talked to, sadly, rather enjoyed that particular story, or blew it off, no pun.
And this one

But...the double standard that exists when women teachers are accused of sexual abuse, is another story... for another time.

Priest once accused of sexual misconduct has been cleared of wrongdoing and reinstated to active ministry.

Don't recall seeing the MSM covering this story anywhere....hmm??? I wonder why that could be?

Mikhail Gorbachev admits he is a Christian

Mr Gorbachev, 77, was baptised into the Russian Orthodox Church and his parents were Christians.

In addition, the parents of his wife Raisa were deeply religious and were killed during the Second World War for having religious icons in their home.
Click link above for full story.

Well that makes sense. Christian. Perestroika. Any questions?

Bin Laden threatens Pope
DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden threatened the European Union with grave punishment over the re-publication of cartoons of Islam's Prophet Mohammad that Muslims saw as offensive.

Bin Laden in an audio recording posted on the Internet said that the drawings which were published by Danish and other newspapers were part of a "crusade" in which the Catholic Pope was involved.
(Reporting by Inal Ersan)

Trying to start a Holy War, are ya? Well flip you!

Guess he's given up on Iraq as well...and well, appears to be turning his "attentions" towards Europe RATHER than the US...but per Obama, "we are not safer today than before the war"


Decline of marriage is destroying our pupils, say teachers

Decline of marriage is destroying our pupils, say teachers
• They're too mixed up to learn
• They've more eating disorders
• They're more prone to suicide

The decline of marriage is leading to widespread underachievement and indiscipline in schools, teachers warned yesterday.

Children with "chaotic" home lives turn up at school too troubled to learn, wrecking their prospects of success in exams, they said.

Growing numbers are being brought up in splintered families by mothers with children by different fathers, leading to behaviour and mental health problems including eating disorders and suicidal thoughts, a teachers' conference heard.

They are more likely to lead "dysfunctional" lives themselves, creating a "toxic circle" that no amount of investment or initiatives directed at schools can reverse.

Members of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers demanded a proper recognition of the impact of family breakdown on education and called on ministers to do more to promote marriage.

They said research from around the world showed that lack of stability at home can hamper children's learning.

Secondary school teacher Phil Whalley told the ATL's annual conference in Torquay that 40 to 50 per cent of youngsters born in Britain this year face a greater risk of failing at school because they will be born to unmarried couples or single parents.

Mr Whalley, a teacher at Hardenhuish School in Wiltshire, said: "We all know from professional experience the extent to which chaotic home lives and family breakdowns are damaging the educational prospects of children in this country.

"We know that no matter how brilliant the lesson, or how much has been spent on rebuilding the school, if a child comes in angry and in emotional turmoil because of their family life they will not learn.

"Family stability, or the lack of it, is an important determinant of a child's education outcomes.

"This means that we have a significant problem in Britain because we already have worrying levels of social dysfunction and family breakdown and the situation is getting worse."

He added: "The great sadness is that the consequences of an unstable family background are felt long into adult life.

"Those who under-achieve in their education are more likely to go on and live dysfunctional lives and be unable to support a stable family life for their own children.
"In short, as a society we are in danger of creating an expanding, perpetuating and toxic circle."

Mr Whalley said evidence from 16 countries in Europe and America showed that even cohabiting couples contributed to the problem. They are twice as likely to separate as married couples, he said.

He went on: "Further research shows that even if re-marriage occurs or parents find new partners the damage continues.

"The educational outcomes for all the children in so-called blended families are worse than the achievements of children brought up in traditional nuclear families."

Mr Whalley called for "openness and honesty on this critical issue".

He said: "If we are not careful we could reach that crossover point when no matter how much we invest in education, and no matter how hard schools and teachers try, they will not be able to overcome the negative impact of broken and dysfunctional families."

His call follows a report claiming that three out of four ordinary families are better off living apart under Labour's benefits and tax credits system.

Lesley Ward, the ATL's junior vice-president who has taught for 32 years at Intake Primary School, Doncaster, described the impact of family breakdown. "Every year we have to check out the surnames we are going to call pupils," she said.

"We have some girls who have got babies by six, seven, eight different chaps.

"They don't think they are dysfunctional at all, but look at them from an educational point of view and some of them are very dysfunctional.

"Some manage really well but there's a large minority who are struggling just to survive and that leads to a culture of 'If my mum can't buy it, I will nick it'.

"It's exacerbated by the inflow of economic migrants. They perceive them, falsely or not, as taking the jobs they could have."
This is universal. It is not limited to the UK. It is happening right here in the US. Take blacks for example.

Among the 26.2 million Blacks and the 158.3 million non-Hispanic, but 43 percent of Blacks had never married, compared with 25 percent of non-Hispanic Whites.

In 2002, there were 8.8 million Black families, 43 percent of Black families were maintained by women with no spouse present

53.6 million non- Hispanic White families in the United States. Compared to 82% of non-Hispanic White families.

Furthermore, "According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 1950 family households accounted for 89.4% of all households. By 2000 that figure had dropped to 68.1%."

"Married couples with their own children made up 40.3% of households in 1970 but only 24.1% in 2000."

Meanwhile, "single-parent households and households made up of relatives (such as siblings) who live together or grandparents who live with grandchildren without members of the middle generation being present. This group has grown the most, between 1970 and 2000, growing from 10.6% of all households in 1970 to 16% in 2000.

So what this all boils down to, is 1) No fault divorce and 2) Feminist Liberalism. The: ME, ME, ME attitude of post WW2 generations. THIS, is destroying pupils. I guess they couldn't have it all, huh? Damn feminists.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The more I discover...the more FRIGHTENED I become!

As we all know, Obama's Reverend has made some outrageous, and frankly, treasonous statements over the years...but check out where his "inspiration" comes from:

James Cone, the most prominent theologian in the "black liberation" school, teaches that Jesus Christ himself is black. As he explains:

Christ is black therefore not because of some cultural or psychological need of black people, but because and only because Christ really enters into our world where the poor were despised and the black are, disclosing that he is with them enduring humiliation and pain and transforming oppressed slaves into liberating servants. could argue that this "black liberation theology" is very similar to the radical islamic fundamentalist teaching, no? THIS should be enough to SCARE ANYONE from voting for Obama!

But here's the MOST evil belief of this "black liberation theology":

Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill Gods who do not belong to the black community ... Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love. [1]

In addition, THIS is what the Rev and his "black liberation theologians" preach:

In the New Testament, Jesus is not for all, but for the oppressed, the poor and unwanted of society, and against oppressors ... Either God is for black people in their fight for liberation and against the white oppressors, or he is not [Cone].
Jesus is not for all? How does ANYONE read the Bible and get to that conclusion? Oh wait...this is an example of someone reading the Bible, taking out what they "need" to assert their positions, ideals, beliefs, etc., while leaving behind "the rest of the story!"

This kind of nasty vitriol should not be tolerated by anyone today...and certainly if this was coming from a member of the KKK and it was John McCain in Obama's shoes....he would be forced to immediately end his presidential campaign AND immediately resign from his Senate seat. BUT...of course, since Obama is 1) a Democrat 2) a half black man 3) most importantly, a RAGING LOONEY LIBERAL...he will be given a free pass and the main stream media (MSM) will hail him as a courageous and moving leader, completely ignoring that for over 20 years his been exposed to and condoned this sort of hate filled rhetoric and anger!

"Did you know I am black?"

So Obama just finished his "historic" speech on racial issues in the current presidential race and throughout America. I watched the entire thing...despite my great dislike for the man; I thought I would give him the benefit of the doubt and open my mind to the possibility that perhaps he can be inspirational.

Instead, I find myself furious, agitated and annoyed. There was so much wrong with his speech it’s difficult to know where to begin. Sure, he denounced Rev. Wright, but then he explained for all us stupid white people, that the "rev" feels the way he does because he's held on to resentment for the "crimes" committed in the past against the black man and woman.

This man is NOT a uniter...he is going to do more to divide this nation than any president in the past 40 years.

It’s so hard to pick out where to start....there are so many different remarks that were just outrageous...and of course, we know the MSM will just give him a pass and praise this "lovely and moving" speech!

But...let's start with this one...

"The document they produced was eventually signed but ultimately unfinished. It was stained by this nation’s original sin of slavery, a question that divided the colonies and brought the convention to a stalemate until the founders chose to allow the slave trade to continue for at least twenty more years, and to leave any final resolution to future generations."
Yet...he fails to mention that:

  • slavery was not limited to our nation, in fact it was the NORM for the world at the time
  • similar discrimination, although slavery, continued for generations with other ethnic groups. The Irish were treated as "less than human" and were forced to become house maids, caretakers and nannies of the "rich white man." They were not allowed in to various places of business and restaurants and employment signs such as ""No Irish need apply" " were very common. Likewise, Italian immigrants when they came to the US and of course, American Indians and today we see it with the Hispanics...all who have come here have had to face similar discrimination and hideous struggles.
  • I have heard MANY black friends (those who preach personal responsibility and accountability, rather than looking to blame the past for their life situations) tell me, they are "grateful" that their ancestors were brought out of conditions in Africa STILL haven't changed for the black man/woman living there today!
  • And typically, he forgot to mention ANY gratitude for the hundreds of thousands of DEAD WHITE men who fought against slavery on behalf of the black man during the US Civil War!
But let's continue...

"I am married to a black American who carries within her the blood of slaves and slaveowners – an inheritance we pass on to our two precious daughters."

Meaning Obama and his wife, who has already been caught speaking hate, will continue to teach their daughters the same..."our ancestors were once slaves, so you must carry on the HATE and blame of the white man forever!"

And then he gets to the Rev...

"But the truth is, that isn’t all that I know of the man. The man I met more than twenty years ago is a man who helped introduce me to my Christian faith, a man who spoke to me about our obligations to love one another; to care for the sick and lift up the poor. He is a man who served his country as a U.S. Marine; who has studied and lectured at some of the finest universities and seminaries in the country, and who for over thirty years led a church that serves the community by doing God’s work here on Earth – by housing the homeless, ministering to the needy, providing day care services and scholarships and prison ministries, and reaching out to those suffering from HIV/AIDS." one another if they are BLACK and you are too...but if you are a white man...the rev. calls you evil and worthless and not worthy, nor capable of love. So...what he means is "love your BLACK for your sick BLACK neighbor...lift up the poor BLACK man...minister to the needy BLACK...etc., etc.

How do I come to this conclusion you may ask? Well...just listen to some of the hate filled, angry tirades that the rev. has given...not once, but numerous times(see posts below) in his BLACK CHURCH!

"Those stories – of survival, and freedom, and hope – became our story, my story; the blood that had spilled was our blood, the tears our tears; until this black church, on this bright day, seemed once more a vessel carrying the story of a people into future generations and into a larger world."

Again, why does he have to go to a "black" church? Why can't he simply GO TO CHURCH? I know when I attend Church, I look around and see Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, Vietnamese, Pilipino and so many others...we are NOT limited to ONE group of people or ONE race...ALL are welcome and ALL attend!

In addition he later states that...

"And occasionally it finds voice in the church on Sunday morning, in the pulpit and in the pews. The fact that so many people are surprised to hear that anger in some of Reverend Wright’s sermons simply reminds us of the old truism that the most segregated hour in American life occurs on Sunday morning."

Now I don't know about you...but I have NEVER been at Mass on Sunday where the priest yelled out in anger against ANY race, individual or America! I have not EVER heard a Catholic priest incite violence or call the "white man" or any other member of ANY race EVIL! In fact, sometimes I wish the priests would get a little angry in their homilies...speak up about the immoral and evil atrocity of abortion...but instead they preach how we are to accept and offer forgiveness to those who have experienced the horrors of abortion. And as I pointed out above...I look around and see those of MANY colors attending Mass, listening to the WORD of God and holding it sacred...NOT applauding the word of some angry bigoted preacher!

Then he dares to go on to blame not only the "white man" for perpetuating racial discrimination but worse...

"Like the anger within the black community, these resentments aren’t always expressed in polite company. But they have helped shape the political landscape for at least a generation. Anger over welfare and affirmative action helped forge the Reagan Coalition. Politicians routinely exploited fears of crime for their own electoral ends. Talk show hosts and conservative commentators built entire careers unmasking bogus claims of racism while dismissing legitimate discussions of racial injustice and inequality as mere political correctness or reverse racism."

He doesn't have the faintest clue as to what he's talking about! Reagan was the least racist President EVER to take office...he had NO fear of skin color...only COMMUNIST ATHEISM! Which he boldly faced and defeated! If anyone knows anything about Reagan, the last thing one could ever call him is a racist...he was working with and seeing past skin color long before it became a "cause!"

As for Conservative commentators...I see...because they believe that affirmative action forces one to recognize skin color instead of qualifications, skills, education, knowledge and experience, they are somehow preaching "hate and intolerance" for others...sigh....

He continues...

"...a corporate culture rife with inside dealing, questionable accounting practices, and short-term greed; a Washington dominated by lobbyists and special interests;"

Hmm...does he include HIMSELF in this statement? As we are all still wondering about his full connections to Tony Rezko!!

Get's better though...

"I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother – a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe."

Talk about throwing someone under the bus...this is the woman who raised him and here he basically calls her a racist and he "CRINGED" at the things she would was it the great rev. who taught him to "see" the world differently than the RACIST grandmother who raised him?

When will this end? Why do they (blacks) get to hold "resentment" when civil rights have been afforded to ALL for over 4o years!??! When will they STOP living in the past and START looking towards the future? When will they STOP blaming and START accepting RESPONSIBILITY??!!

Of course, the whole speech wasn't just about race...he had to throw in digs at business as well...

'This time we want to talk about the fact that the real problem is not that someone who doesn’t look like you might take your job; it’s that the corporation you work for will ship it overseas for nothing more than a profit."

Umm...Obama...why do you think businesses GO INTO BUSINESS?? And what do you think happens when businesses CAN'T MAKE A PROFIT?

Here...let me tell you...businesses go into business for the sake OF PROFIT! In addition, when they are unable to make a PROFIT...they generally go OUT OF BUSINESS!!

Who ever heard of a POOR business employing ANYONE?? This was nothing but a SCARE TACTIC...typical liberal mantra..."you poor American's are too NEED government to CARE for you by providing you with a job, an education, a home, healthcare BENEFITS, etc., etc., etc."

And of course, Obama closes with his sad story about the young "white" girl...who endured eating mustard and relish sandwiches because her mother had no healthcare...GIVE ME A BREAK!

Frankly, this entire speech did nothing more than scare me! I believe if this man is elected he will be the most dangerous we have ever had in the White House...and not because he's black...but because he's a coward who hides behind his color! He has yet to offer any substantial solutions to our nation’s problems...other than of course "more government involvement!"

I could have torn apart each section of his speech and had a response to or question to pose to Obama throughout, but it would have taken up several pages on this blog!!

He has no plans and still has NO understanding of WHY we went to war in Iraq or why we need to win there! He has less understanding of the danger Iran poses...oh wait, I forgot, his plan is to to sit and have tea with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (**rolling eyes!)

He's also the man who stated that he would consider using "nukes" on Pakistan to find Osama Bin Laden.

He's wrong headed, misguided and inexperienced and his speech today just proved that to me, more than any other I have heard him give! This speech today was insulting and did nothing more than to once again, perpetuate RACIAL tension amongst all of America!

I hope and pray this is only the beginning of the fall of Barack Hussein Obama!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Planned Parenthood's racist ties

Response to caller 'a serious mistake,' says Planned Parenthood of Idaho

Either way, Planned Parenthood are idiots.

D.C.'s gun ban gets its day in court

Despite mountains of scholarly research, enough books to fill a library shelf and decades of political battles about gun control, the Supreme Court will have an opportunity this week that is almost unique for a modern court when it examines whether the District's handgun ban violates the Second Amendment.

The nine justices, none of whom has ever ruled directly on the amendment's meaning, will consider a part of the Bill of Rights that has existed without a definitive interpretation for more than 200 years.

The Second Amendment
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

From the English Bill of Rights in 1689:
That the subjects which are Protestants may have arms for their defence suitable to their conditions and as allowed by law;

Let's further compare the English Bill of Rights to our own Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America.

English Bill of Rights:
That the freedom of speech and debates or proceedings in Parliament ought not to be impeached or questioned in any court or place out of Parliament;
US Amendment #1:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;
English Bill of Rights:
And that for redress of all grievances, and for the amending, strengthening and preserving of the laws, Parliaments ought to be held frequently.
US Amendment #1:
and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
English Bill of Rights:
That the raising or keeping a standing army within the kingdom in time of peace, unless it be with consent of Parliament, is against law;
US Amendment #3:
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
English Bill of Rights:
That excessive bail ought not to be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted;
US Amendment #8:
That excessive bail ought not to be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted;

The English Bill of Rights and the US Constitution, are virtually identical. The EBR has clearly stated that the people, "may have arms for their defence". Here is the context of that phrase from the EBR:

"a certain declaration in writing made by the said Lords and Commons in the words following, viz.:"

"By causing several good subjects being Protestants to be disarmed at the same time when papists were both armed and employed contrary to law;"


"the subjects which are Protestants may have arms for their defence suitable to their conditions and as allowed by law"

So, with the Amendments to the US Constitution(US Bill of Rights), being almost identical to the English Bill of Rights, one could conclude that the intent of the Second Amendment is to, in fact, award citizens the right to privately bear arms. Not to mention that, since 1791, average ordinary citizens of the US, have in fact, bore arms, privatley! The precident has long been set.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

A modern day Martyr...may God rest his soul

Mosul, Mar. 14, 2008 ( - As Archbishop Paulos Faraj Raho was buried on March 14, world leaders joined in condemning the kidnapping that led to the Chaldean prelate's death.

After seizing Archbishop Raho on February 29, in a bloody assault in which three of the prelate's companions were killed, the kidnappers informed authorities on March 13 that they had left the archbishop's body in a shallow grave outside Mosul.

Pray for all Christian's in Iraq simply trying to live their their faith.

Human remains found at abortion clinic

State officials are investigating the alleged improper disposal of medical waste -- including body parts of aborted fetuses -- found in the Dumpster of a Lathrup Village clinic.

This is a disgusting discovery, yet sadly, is all too common. How many times have abortion clinics across the country been cited for similar disgraceful "habits" and worse?

Fetus Parts Found

Kansas Planned Parenthood Charged Over Illegal Late-term Abortions

Baby Parts For Sale

What Do They Do With Them?

Women Accuse New Jersey Abortion Clinic of Malpractice

And I could post on and on about the hideous crimes that these abortion clinics have committed. When are people going to finally wake up and realize that this is the ultimate evil? How can a mother can murder her own in such a incideous and horrific manner? And why do we continue to openly "accept" this as "normal" behavior? Why are doctors who commit such heinous acts hailed as heroes? How can we dare question "torture" methods, such as water boarding, used on enemy insurgents when we continue to allow this ultimate evil?

As long as we continue to allow abortion, we will never be able to expect peace in our time and our society will only continue to degenerate until finally we destroy ourselves completely.

Royal college warns abortions can lead to mental illness

From The Sunday TimesMarch 16, 2008
Sarah-Kate Templeton, Health Editor

Women may be at risk of mental health breakdowns if they have abortions, a medical royal college has warned. The Royal College of Psychiatrists says women should not be allowed to have an abortion until they are counselled on the possible risk to their mental health.

This overturns the consensus that has stood for decades that the risk to mental health of continuing with an unwanted pregnancy outweighs the risks of living with the possible regrets of having an abortion.

MPs will shortly vote on a proposal to reduce the upper time limit for abortions “for social reasons” from 24 weeks to 20 weeks, a move not backed by the government. A Sunday Times poll today shows 59% of women would support such a reduction, with only 28% backing the status quo. Taken together, just under half (48%) of men and women want a reduction to 20 weeks, while 35% want to retain 24 weeks.

More than 90% of the 200,000 terminations in Britain every year are believed to be carried out because doctors believe that continuing with the pregnancy would cause greater mental strain.

The controversy intensified earlier this year when an inquest in Cornwall heard that a talented artist hanged herself because she was overcome with grief after aborting her twins. Emma Beck, 30, left a note saying: “Living is hell for me. I should never have had an abortion. I see now I would have been a good mum. I want to be with my babies; they need me, no one else does.”

Conservatives have been saying this for years, but you didn't listen. We have been telling you that abortion is bad for, not only the murdered babies, but for women too, but you didn't listen. In the US, 40 million lives have been ended, how many more women have to die before the Liberals wake up? Maybe after their daughter hangs herself. I guess the price for "liberated" women, aint free, huh?

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Sleeping Student Awakened By Teacher Sues

Attorney: Teen Suffered Pain, Injuries To Eardrum

POSTED: 10:50 am EDT March 13, 2008

DANBURY, Conn. -- Danbury officials have been notified they are being sued by a student who was awakened in class by a teacher who made a loud noise.

Documents filed with the Town Clerk, a prelude to a lawsuit, claim that a sleeping student suffered hearing damage when his teacher woke him up by slamming her hand down on the boy's desk in December.

Attorney Alan Barry said Vinicios Robacher, 15, suffered pain and "very severe injuries to his left eardrum" when teacher Melissa Nadeau abruptly slammed the palm of her hand on his desk on Dec. 4.

THIS, is a frivilous lawsuit, for those who 1) Do not know what one is and 2) Deny the existance of them. (Liberals) This teacher should be given an award and the boy should be issued a detention. He should be made to clean the toilets in his school. His lawyer should help him.

Friday, March 14, 2008

So Obama, tell us...if you don't agree with Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr.,

Why did you join his church? Rev. Wright is the pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago and has recently stated that instead of singing "God bless America"...we should all instead sing "God damn America!" In addition, his "church" claims "We are a congregation which is Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian... Our roots in the Black religious experience and tradition are deep, lasting and permanent. We are an African people, and remain "true to our native land," the mother continent, the cradle of civilization."

In addtion this "reverand" claims "America is still the No. 1 killer in the world. . . . We are deeply involved in the importing of drugs, the exporting of guns, and the training of professional killers . . . We bombed Cambodia, Iraq and Nicaragua, killing women and children while trying to get public opinion turned against Castro and Ghadhafi . . . We put [Nelson] Mandela in prison and supported apartheid the whole 27 years he was there. We believe in white supremacy and black inferiority and believe it more than we believe in God."

We could go on and on with the outrageous and slanderous attacks against America this man speals from his pulpit...all in the name of "Christianity". But, more importantly is this question...which surprise!! No one in the MSM is asking...OBAMA, why did you join this man's church? And if he is your current "spiritual" counselor...what is it that he says or "faithfully" expounds that you follow, believe to be true and AGREE with?

This insane man's comments are ridiculous at best and all should be outraged. Certainly if this type of vitriol came from someone on the right or if some white individual on the left of Jewish or Christian faith was to make such hateful comments they would be taken to task and immediately fired...i.e, Geradine Ferraro.

I wonder if it was the Rev who taught Michelle Obama her "love" for our nation?

And who is it again who perpetuates racism in America???

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Severed Fingers of Kidnapped Westerners Sent to U.S. Officials

Thursday , March 13, 2008

A senior U.S. official confirmed to FOX News that the severed fingers of five Western hostages were delivered to U.S. government officials in Iraq, giving the men's relatives hope that they are still alive.

The Austrian weekly magazine News first reported the delivery of the five fingers in Wednesday's edition, citing unidentified authorities working on the case.

One of the kidnap victims in Iraq was a University of Florida student. The hostages have been missing for more than a year and U.S. authorities in Baghdad recently were sent their severed fingers.

Four of the men had been working as contractors when they were captured in a brazen ambush of their 43-truck supply convoy on Nov. 16, 2006.

The men were working for Crescent Security Group, a Kuwait-based private security company. They were kidnapped by men in Iraqi police uniforms who ambushed the convoy they were escorting near the southern city of Safwan.

Patrick Reuben, a Minneapolis police officer whose twin brother, Paul Reuben, is among the missing, said late Wednesday the FBI told his family that "the fingers were confirmed to be those of the hostages."

Did you hear about this on the TV??? Didn't think so.

Britons hit by new 'sin taxes'

By JANE WARDELL, AP Business Writer
Thu Mar 13, 6:23 PM ET
Many Britons were resigning themselves to more puritanical lifestyles Thursday as they faced the prospect of "sin taxes" that will increase the cost of alcohol, cigarettes, gas-guzzling cars and, potentially, plastic bags.

"Don't Drink or Drive" trumpeted the Sun newspaper after Treasury chief Alistair Darling unveiled the measures on Wednesday in the government's annual spending plan.

The Labour Party government is hoping that hiking taxes on booze will help curb Britain's binge-drinking culture.

But breakfast talk radio was abuzz with callers lamenting the potential death of Britain's pub scene, with the tax hike coming less than a year after the government imposed a smoking ban in all public buildings.

"They put more on alcohol because they think there's going to be binge-drinking, but it won't stop. It just stops people going in pubs," said Sarah Thomas, 33, a teacher trainer smoking a rolled tobacco cigarette outside The Goose pub in central London.

From this weekend, alcohol duties will rise by 6 percent above inflation — meaning an extra 8 cents for a pint of beer, which already costs about $6 in an average London pub.

They will go up around 26 cents for a bottle of wine and a whopping $1.10 a bottle for spirits such as whisky.

The duties will then rise by another 2 percent above inflation in each of the next four years, reversing a trend in previous budgets to keep increases low for most alcohol products. Duties on spirits were frozen for the past 10 years to boost British spirit makers' competitiveness, accounting for the large jump this year.

A packet of cigarettes, already a steep $11.20, will rise by 22 cents.

The first budget under Prime Minister Gordon Brown also planned to reward ecologically minded voters by imposing higher taxes on heavier polluting cars from 2010.

The increases — to be charged at the point of sale and in higher road taxes — mean that many family cars, along with gas-guzzling vehicles and sports cars will come with larger price tags and be more expensive to drive.

George Osborne, the opposition Conservative Party spokesman said the plans would unfairly target hardworking families who need large vehicles like SUVs.

"Labour's economic incompetence means a rising cost of living for the very people they said they would help," said Osborne.

The government will also begin imposing a charge on single-use plastic bags next year — a measure already in place in Ireland — if supermarkets and other stores don't make "sufficient progress" to voluntarily reduce their use by the end of this year.

The government said money raised by a plastic bag levy would go to environmental charities, while that from alcohol and cigarette taxes would help fund a $2 billion package to tackle child poverty.

But Steve Thompson, 39, an air conditioning engineer enjoying a lunch break with a cigarette and a half-pint of beer outside the Melton Mowbray pub in central London, wasn't buying the government's social plan.

"They know that people who are addicted can't quit smoking but they still tax it and get their revenue for it," said Thompson. "They're crooks. They waste taxpayers' money terribly."

Rob Hayward, chief executive of the British Beer & Pub Association, said the government was "shooting itself in the foot" because it would lose revenue if pubs are forced to close.

"The government is punishing all beer drinkers rather than tackling the minority of drunken hooligans," Hayward said.

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association said that as British costs rises faster than in continental Europe, more people will simply go abroad for the cheaper prices, particularly on wine. The new charges will tax wine at nearly $3 a bottle — the highest in the European Union and well above the 4 cents charged in France.

With Britons already facing rising prices for food and other basic amid the gloom caused by the global credit crunch, the Wine and Spirit Trade Association said the new taxes were a form of punishment.

"It is bizarre at a time when the economy is slowing, prices are rising and many families are feeling the pinch, that the government should choose to add to their burden by making the simple pleasure of a glass of wine or spirits considerably more expensive," said the association's chief executive Jeremy Beadles.

A direct result of socialism. All of this is already or will happen in the US, by the hands of the Democrats. This is forced charity by a government on it's people. Politicians create this type of thing, NOT ythe average person! This must not be tolerated any more in the US! They must never gain a foothold! NEVER!



March 13, 2008 -- The woman for whom Gov. Spitzer tossed away his political career, reputation and, perhaps, his family finally has a face.
Ashley Alexandra Dupre, a 22-year-old aspiring singer from the Jersey Shore, is the high-priced hooker at the heart of the sordid, sex-filled drama. Her name was revealed on the same day Spitzer resigned from office.


* NEW PHOTOS: Ashley and her Family
* MORE PHOTOS: Ashley On MySpace
* Gov-to-Be: New York Will Be Fine

* Hear the Audio of Paterson's Interview with The Post's Fredric Dicker

Until now, she has been publicly known only as "Kristen" - a woman the love gov ordered from the skin peddlers at Emperors Club VIP for a tryst at a Washington hotel on Feb.13.

But a relative said Dupre - born Ashley Youmans and raised in Belmar, NJ - and Kristen are one and the same.

"I love her. I am by her side. I found out from her," her brother, Kyle Youmans, told The Post. "The family is supporting her. She is fine."

He referred all other questions to his sister's lawyer, Don Buchwald, who would not confirm his client's involvement in the scandal.

Dupre earlier told The New York Times - which said she has been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury - that the stress of being at the heart of the scandal was wearing on her.

"I just don't want to be thought of as a monster," she said. "This has been a very difficult time. It is complicated."

Her mother, Carolyn Capalbo, told the paper she didn't think her daughter knew who Spitzer was when they hooked up.

"She is a very bright girl who can handle someone like the governor," Capalbo said. "But she also is a 22-year-old, not a 32-year-old or a 42-year-old, and she obviously got involved in something much larger than her."

The details of Spitzer's alleged dalliance with Dupre emerged amid a federal probe into the international escort ring. The governor was caught on a wiretap arranging for "Kristen" - a 5-foot-5, 105-pound brunette - to travel to the Mayflower Hotel in DC.

How Dupre fell into the world of high-end prostitution is not entirely clear, but friends from Wall HS in Belmar, NJ, said she had always had a thing for older men.

"She never dated anyone in our school," said a woman who would only gave her first name, Stephanie.

This 22-year-old, who was a year behind Dupre, said, "She was never slutty. She would date older guys, but it wasn't like she was running around sleeping with everyone."

Dupre hints on her MySpace page that she had a difficult life.

"My path has not been easy. When I was 17, I left home," she wrote. "It was my decision and I've never looked back. Left my hometown. Left a broken family. Left abuse. Left and learned what it was like to have everything, and lose it, again and again.

"Learned what it was like to wake up one day and have the people you care about most gone . . . I have abused drugs. I have been broke and homeless. But, I survived, on my own."

Another relative told The Post, "She's a very sweet girl . . . She's always been very good to me and my children."

Dupre said she had recently ended a tumultuous relationship with a man who "walked out me" after she discovered he had fathered two children, the Times reported.

In August, she posted on her blog a message about difficult relationships.

"If you are in a relationship, and it is 'doing absolutly [sic] nothing' for you, makes you feel bad about yourself or situations, just causing unessesary [sic] drama, and ruining things that you may actually care about . . . Why would you want that in your life??" she wrote.

According to records, Dupre changed her name from Youmans to Ashley Rae Maike DiPietro, taking her stepfather's surname.

Since she moved to New York in 2004, she adopted the name Ashley Alexandra Dupre as a nom-de-stage for a music career.

On her MySpace page she has posted a single song, called "What We Want" - an amateurish R&B number about love in which she asks, "Can you handle me, boy?"

"I know what you want, you got what I want," she sings in the chorus. "I know what you need. Can you handle me?"

It remains a Jerry Springer world out there, sadly. A disgraced Governor and a nobody hooker. The Governor loses and the skank gets famous, and probably a record contract, because she "likes to sing". She may very well be rewarded for breaking the law. The sad part is, is that she, and I do not hesitate to say it, is glorified in the media now, whether they admit to doing so or not. Both the skank and the John, both belong in jail, like any other less affluent streetwalkers and johns. Children will hear this and become desensitized to the whole concept of prostitution, and the media just runs with it, plasters the skanks photo all over the place, and makes a circus out of it. The Democratic governor may get a pass because he said the he "was sorry", and, well, he's a Democrat! Her pass will come in the form of sympathy for her "troubled" past. Or that she is a woman who is struggling in a male dominated world, and did what she had to do. (NOW's position)

Thanks to the concept of "free love" from the 60's and Liberalism of today, the stigma of hooking, no longer applies in the US. Prostitution is not new by any means. What is new, is the tolerance of it by the mainstream. Lord, we need your shining Grace on us more than ever.

Barack Obama's Pastor

1) This man is NOT a Christian, and 2) Anyone who would stick around to pray with this man, has not the proper judgment to be President of the United States.

Barack Obama's Pastor is a raving racist. This is the man who Barack Obama used to go and listen to preach God's word every Sunday?!?!

And one more thing. Jesus Christ was black???

Where's the outrage? Heck...where's the ACLU?

"Can you imagine a public school founded by two Christian ministers, and housed in the same building as a church? Add to that -- in the same building -- a prominent chapel. And let’s say the students are required to fast during Lent, and attend Bible studies right after school. All with your tax dollars."

Is that laughter I hear from all of you reading the above? Yes...I know, the above scenario would be absolutely rediculous and we know it would never happen...not in today's false nation of "separation of church and state"...but get actually is indeed happening...

In Minnesota at the Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy, a popular, rapidly growing K-8 charter school with campuses in Inver Grove Heights and Blaine.

Yep...that's right....the people of Minnesota are being taxed to pay for the indoctrination of children via the Muslim much for that nation of "separation of church and state" huh?

That only exists when Judeo/Christian values are involved. I suppose if this was a charter school promoting satism or the "religion" of gays or atheism it would be openly and freely accepted by the likes of the ACLU, Democrats and all those "other" civil liberties unions and organizations.

If I lived in Minnesota, I would do whatever I could to make as much noise as I possibly could...I would not allow this to go unoticed and certainly I would do whatever possible to get this school shut the very least, to STOP my tax dollars from being used to promote it! Come pn people...its past time to put a stop to the evils of multiculturalism!

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