As the national average price of gasoline rises above $3.80 per gallon, Wyoming Republican Sen. John Barrasso is claiming that President Obama is “fully responsible” for the price at the pump due to his administration’s lack of an energy policy.
“With the Keystone pipeline, 20,000 jobs, lots of money coming in to investment, putting people to work, and more energy coming into the United States — and yet not only did 11 Democrats cross the aisle, but the president actually lobbied against the Keystone pipeline, lobbied the Senate against the pipeline to the point that he had to stop Democrats who may have wanted to vote for it,”
Barrasso said alongside Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, at the Capitol Tuesday.“The president has been a complete obstructionist on that, and his energy policy, if you want to even call it a policy, has in my opinion actually contributed if not caused the pain at the pump, and he should be held fully responsible for what the American public is paying for gasoline.”
Saturday, March 31, 2012
The DNC is the propaganda arm of Dear Leaders political machine. They will also use half-truths and twist the message to suit the agenda. The price of gasoline must be reduced soon. We're heading the way of Europe if its not.
Not hard to miss, if you pay attention. Sometimes, you don't even have to pay attention, it just jumps out atcha.
Good luck getting them Chevy Volts and Nissan Leafs charged up without a dependable electrical grid. This is one more reason Virginia needs to remove the current occupier of the White House and get this reversed. Coal is an essential part of Virginia's economy. This will result in more jobs lost; more people on government dole. Less and more expensive electricity. Another hand in our pocket taking money they don't deserve for no other reason than they think they can.
Mr Cantor, you need to be making arrangements to get this reversed and protect Virginia jobs.
The coal industry and coal-fired power has been dealt a series of body blows by the Obama administration over the last four years. Yesterday, the EPA delivered the coup de grace to coal, in the form of a new rule that – unless overturned by Congress or a future administration – will ensure that no new, modern coal-fired power plants will be built in the United States.
The EPA released Subpart TTTT of New Source Performance Standards yesterday, a proposed rule that limits carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants. No coal-fired power plant can meet the emission limit (1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt of power produced), but natural gas-fired power plants can. This will lead to some significant changes in the power energy once the rule goes final, sometime next year.
It is now estimated that around 50,000 to 80,000 megawatts of coal fired power will be retired from the grid over the next few years. Coal fired power is base load power (that is, power that has to be available all of the time) and neither solar nor wind can provide base load power anywhere but in the President’s green fantasies. Biomass (wood, energy crops, etc.) can provide base load power, but there’s not nearly enough of the fuel to replace so much coal. More nuclear power could easily shoulder the load, but there’s no way that we can permit and build enough nuclear plants in the time available. That leaves natural gas as the only fuel that can possibly be used to replace all of that coal.
It’s a shame that we’re knowingly abandoning such a cheap, reliable and plentiful resource like coal in a foolish effort to fulfill a ridiculous crusade led by eco-puritans. It’s maddening that such a decision was made not by Congress, nor by the voters, but by a few faceless bureaucrats hiding behind global-warming pseudo-science that has become the twenty-first century’s version of alchemy. But that’s where we are and, unless something changes this November, that’s where we’re likely to be for quite a while.
No big surprise here given the history of the people involved.
The protest has also been endorsed, unsurprisingly, by prominent radical leftists in the West including anti-apartheid activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former British MP George Galloway, radical professors Noam Chomsky and Cornel West, Code Pink activist Medea Benjamin, and the notoriously controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright. A closer look at the anti-Israel track record of this star-studded lineup gives one a clear picture of just how great is the animus that the movement bears toward Israel.
Asserting that “Israel is like Hitler and apartheid,” Archbishop Tutu has been a decidedly anti-Israel voice for many years. Pro-Palestinian activist Galloway is an admirer of Saddam Hussein, Castro, Chavez, Mao, and Stalin. He insists that it is “necessary” for the “two great forces” of Islamists and progressives to unite against “Zionist occupation” and “savage capitalist globalization.”
As for GMJ’s prominent American supporters, influential academic Chomsky openly detests Israel; in 2005 Rachel Neuwirth called him
a one-man cottage industry of hundreds of anti-Israel books, articles, recorded interviews and lectures… Over a thirty-five year span Chomsky has repeated every distortion and libel directed against Israel that’s ever appeared in Arab, Western, and left-wing Israeli publications, to which he adds some conspiracy theories of his own devising.
Racist professor Cornel West is a close friend not only of Obama, the most anti-Israel President in history, but also of noted anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan; West is also an avowed admirer of Rev. Wright (see below).
Medea Benjamin and her group Code Pink, who express support for every conceivable extant enemy of the United States from Cuba to North Korea to the Taliban to Hamas, blames the Middle East conflict largely on our “biased policy toward Israel”; meanwhile she praises the savage Hamas for its commitment to “mutual respect and adherence to international law.” That would be the same Hamas whose very charter promises the eradication of Israel.
Alabama Supreme Court Justice has some interesting legal observations regarding the results of Sheriff Arpaio's investgation.
We can't lose sight of the important things while we ponder the fate of the nation on Election Day. The men and women who volunteer to step up and make the commitment to be the sheepdogs deserve better treatment if they do the things we expect them to do; the things we asked them to do. The things we can't do. Terrorists who kill innocents, lunatics who murder for a cult, fanatics who slaughter without remorse only deserve one thing. It's the only thing that will stop them. You must kill them. There is no other means at our disposal to stop them.
The El Tee did his job when it was required.
He did what we expected him to do.
He is entitled to better treatment.
He is entitled to a medal.
He is certainly entitled to the speediest conclusion in his favor that he can get.
The Democratic National Committee has released a web ad purporting to show Gov. Mitt Romney in 2008 advocating for an individual mandate at the federal level. This would, of course, be a devastating "smoking gun" proving that Romney had explicitly endorsed and even campaigned on "ObamaCare" before it was an unconstitutional glimmer in Barack Obama's eye.
The problem with the video the DNC has released (and which has been picked up by their reliable minions including Ezra Klein at the Washington Post, Huffington Post, and Talking Points Memo) is that the excerpt from a Jan 5, 2008 New Hampshire debate is selectively edited and does not include an exculpatory moment one minute later where Gov. Romney clearly and unequivocally states he would NOT be in favor of an individual mandate at the federal level.
The DNC's video is misleading and dishonest since it does not include Gov. Romney's clear refusal to call for a national mandate, and the CNN/Acosta video is vague and can be interpreted in various ways.
Is the selectively edited DNC video the blockbuster tape that Begala promised CNN's audience? Or does he have something else hidden away? And, since he is a paid analyst for CNN, shouldn't the network press him on this issue, as it is their public responsibility to seek the truth rather than enable their employees to use their airwaves for political brinkmanship?
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More research for you. Great example of how the government actually runs the VLWM. They did this in the USSR, you know? Still do it in Venezuala, Cuba, Bolivia, Iran This reeks of Pravda style journalism.
The fourth estate has become the 5th Column. H/T oregontea
OK, you have to watch the video, (I know, I know its Begala and Blitzer and I'm sorry) but you really need to watch it all the way through. Its called research. Its called getting as much information as you can so you're able to make informed decisions. I do it all the time in my job and get paid pretty well for the effort. (If you think its easy reading ASTM Standards written by government employees, think again. They are paid to make the simple complicated and to use 10 pages to explain what could be explained in 3 paragraphs.)
Look, we're not endorsing Romney. My guy was Herman Cain. But it should be obvious to everyone that Romney is going to be the Republican nominee and we need to get rid of the current occupier in the White House. So rather than make a big deal of why Romney shouldn't be elected, start thinking about why Obama shouldn't be re-elected. Its not that difficult.
We share because the VLWM must be held to standards higher than mere racist and inciteful propaganda.
A new High Definition clip from the same video appears to make clear that Zimmerman had a gash, or wound of some kind on the back of his head. That would be totally consistent with his version of events on the night in question and opposite the impression ABC News gave its viewers.
Big Journalism called the ABC video-based report reckless and revealing of nothing after it first aired. ABC's presumed ability to enhance and review video before airing only makes their report all the more outrageous. Given analysis by Breitbart Media and the Daily Caller already performed, the ABC video appeared to be inconclusive, at best.
The new High Defintion clip from the police video Breitbart TV is releasing, see below, makes any determination beyond the video being inconclusive is shoddy, if not intentionally unethical, Journalism - if not deceptive and misleading Journalism. To date, ABC has offered no official response to the broad and convincing criticism of the disingenuous nature of their aired report.
More VLWM protecting their own. Dear Leader's arrogance and anti-American views are becoming more apparent and the VLWM is aiding and abetting the perpetrator-in-chief.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Missile defense isn't the only area in which President Barack Obama will have "more flexibility" if he's re-elected. Immigration, the Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline, gay marriage, tax policy and other issues could invite bold initiatives by a president who knows he will never run for office again, especially if his party gains ground in congressional elections.
For now, however, Obama is postponing action on several difficult issues, knowing that Republicans are determined to deny him political victories a few months before their chance to oust him. He's hardly the first to adopt that strategy.Just remember, if it ain't close, they can't cheat.
Obama expressed a fundamental truth when he quietly told Russia's president that he will have "more flexibility" to deal with the touchy issue of missile defense after the Nov. 6 election _ if Obama wins, that is. The statement might have raised few eyebrows had Obama made it nonchalantly to a U.S. audience. Instead, it kicked up a fuss because Obama thought the microphones were off when he spoke with Dmitry Medvedev in South Korea, and because Obama seemed to take his re-election for granted. (emphasis added)
The question has been asked before. The answer is, of course they did. Thats what they do. The VLWM no longer exists to report the news, they exist to control the minds of the masses who don't know any better and believe what the VLWM tells them. Reporting the truth, if it does not suit the agenda of the left, will not happen.
Half-truths and lying by omission has become the journalistic standard of the VLWM.
"We must control or own portions of the press, for the press controls the minds of the people"
Friday, March 30, 2012
The guard dog has become the junkyard dog of domestic security. It can no longer be trusted. Like the proverbial pit bull that turns on its owner, its time to put it down. Humanely if possible.
and in so doing, has killed any chance that Virginia will have jobs in the forseeable future. Tell me again how that hopey changey thingy is working for ya. Vote for this socialist assclown again and whatever happens is on you.
Yesterday the Obama administration announced a delaying tactic which will put off the possibility of new offshore oil drilling on the Atlantic coast for at least five years:
The announcement by the Interior Department sets into motion what will be at least a five year environmental survey to determine whether and where oil production might occur.Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell notes that a planned lease sale, which the administration cancelled last year, will now be put off until at least 2018. As you might expect, Republicans were not impressed with the decision:
"The president's actions have closed an entire new area to drilling on his watch and cheats Virginians out of thousands of jobs," said Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., who chairs the House Natural Resources Committee. The announcement "continues the president's election-year political ploy of giving speeches and talking about drilling after having spent the first three years in office blocking, delaying and driving up the cost of producing energy in America," he said.Finally, given that this is the Obama administration, you won't be surprised to learn that oil and gas exploration is not the only aim of the survey:
In addition to assessing how much oil and natural gas is in the area, seismic testing would help determine the best places for wind turbines and other renewable energy projects, locate sand and gravel for restoring eroding coastal areas, and identify cultural artifacts such as historic sunken ships.The Post reports that environmentalists are already opposing the survey which, conveniently, won't begin until after the election.
We're telling you, because the VLWM will never, ever, report this story in the manner they reported the alleged incident.
The victim of a recent sexual assault spoke in open court Monday claiming the police have arrested the wrong man. At a pretrial hearing Monday, the alleged victim spoke in open court telling the judge that Kobulnicky was not the man who raped her. Laura Chiles, who told NBCSanDiego to use her full name, told the judge, "This is the wrong man you people have." "This man is not the man who attacked me," she said.
.40 caliber Hollow-points to be precise. Not the military, mind you; the DHS is buying these.
Along with an open order for 175 million rounds of .223 (5.56x45mm).
Just letting you know what's up.
It all comes down to this. Monitoring several outlets and will post what I know when I know it.
This Lady asks some very interesting questions.
NOTE: The disclaimer that pops up is mandatory due to the blogname, not the content.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Just to give you an update, Allison Yarrow was the lefty bitch from Code Pink who arrived on the scene at Walter Reed Army Medical Center the night of 21 January 2006 when I took over their corner and put the assclowns in the street.
She was the one who uttered that immortal phrase "People get busy, permits expire" when she knew damn well they never had a permit in the first place.
We of course, answered her with our own phrase "We have permits, Yes we do. We have permits, How bout YOU???"
Then we seranaded them with our rendition of "Na na na na na na na na Hey hey hey GOOD BYE!!!!!"
Last December, 16th, I wrote "All The Candidates SUCK. Pick One."
The readers at REDSTATE were gracious enough to put it on the front page and add 231 comments to it.
Apparently, from what I've been reading across the web.....Conservatives ARE STILL NOT GETTING IT!
Unless there is a miracle, Mitt Romney will defeat Rick Santorum in the primaries.
THAT SUCKS. Obama winning the election.... that SUCKS MORE.
But, Mitt Romney is who people are choosing..... for whatever reason. Even Marco Rubio endorses him.
And yet........ I still read that conservatives are going to refuse to vote for Mitt Romney if he's the candidate because he's too progressive/rich/a flip-flopper/just like Obama, (fill in the blank).
Let me give you something to look at that describes Obama better than I can. Here's Bill Whittle.
Does the above describe Mitt Romney? Is a Mitt Romney presidency WORSE than an Obama that does not need to be re-elected? Can you imagine Mitt Romney telling a freaking
Remember this. Evil triumphs because good people do nothing, not because of actions on evil's part.
cross-posted at RedState
and the closer we get to election time and GOTV efforts, the more of this we will see. This time, we need to be AWARE, BE VERY AWARE!!
Democrats have reportedly been targeting Tea Party groups for harassment since their emergence in 2010. The Texas-based judge has deep, overt ties to the Democratic Party. Deitz has been labeled “legendary” by Texas Democrats. In 2009, the Travis County Democratic online newsletter wrote that, “Dietz’s knowledge of court history in Travis County runs deep, and so does his commitment to the Democratic Party.” The Tea Party group is being represented by Hiram Sasser of the Liberty Institute, who promises to appeal. Meanwhile, Democrats seem to be pleased with their effort to undermine the group. Others have come to the aid of the Tea Party groups in general in this regard:
And a man, apparently, who possesses the strength of his convictions and a sense of morality and fairness. Larry "Liar Liar" O'Donnell possesses none of those attributes and therefore is unable to recognize the traits in others. He is a man devoid of any type of moral convictions, other than those handed to him by his handlers. He cannot fathom that a man, especially a former reporter, would actually express the opinions Mr Oliver did, unless it was to further a hidden agenda or his own career. Thats what Liar Liar O'Donnell would do so obviously, Mr Oliver is either insane or just plain stupid.
I'm sure we are all waiting with breathless anticipation for Maxine Waters to step up to the micrpohone and demand that these thugs be charged with a hate crime. I'm sure that Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are hurriedly throwing clothes into a suitcase and making transportation arrangements to rush to South Carolina and demand justice for this poor white man. I can almost hear the New (but same as the old) Black Panther Party announcing the establishment of a bounty for the arrest of the perpetrators of this heinous crime against an innocent citizen.
And just outside my window, unicorns are grazing on my crop of cotton candy balls and pigs are doing touch and goes on my driveway.
OK boys and girls. Its time to break in a new afternoon drivetime host. I know we're all missing Doc Thompson. He arrived on scene at a point in time when we were just getting fired up with the TEA Party, We Surround Them and Liberty 101. Doc set the bar for conservative radio activism in Richmond and he not only talked the talk, he walked the walk.
But as they say, there is no constant but change, and change has come to the afternoon airwaves. I think Leland will be a fine addition to our Brothers Lee and JimmyB.
Leland, there is a half gallon of my world famous BBQ sauce waitng for you as a welcome to Richmond gift. I know they are funny about umarked boxes left on doorsteps, so I'll pack it up and make sure you know who its from.
Scott and Richard Lee can vouch for our credibilty, I believe, as can Yankee John. Looking forward to hearing more as we move through the summer and into what is sure to be "interesting times" in the fall.
Welcome to Richmond, VA. We're glad you made it.
True the Vote is an initiative developed by citizens for citizens, meant to inspire and equip volunteers for involvement at every stage of our electoral process. We promote ideas that actively protect the rights of legitimate voters, regardless of their political party affiliation.
We are working to restore integrity to the American system of electing its leaders. With True the Vote, we have, "deconstructed the entire process, focusing on educating voters, examining the registry, recruiting, training and mobilizing election workers and poll watchers, training how to collect data all along the way, then use the data to shape government action and legislative agendas to support desperately needed election code reform."
Our government was built upon the belief that election results represent the true will of the people and our election processes were always intended to be supported by citizen volunteers. We are helping stop corruption where it can start – at the polls.
Our initiatives include:
Mobilizing and training volunteers who are willing to work as election monitors
Aggressively pursuing fraud reports to ensure prosecution when appropriate
Providing a support system for our volunteers that includes live and online training, quick reference guides, a call bank to phone in problem reports, information on videotaping at polling places, and security as necessary
Creating documentaries and instructional videos for use in recruiting and training
Raising awareness of the problem through strategic outreach efforts including advertising, social networking, media relations, and relational marketing
Voter registration programs and efforts to validate existing registration lists, including the use of pattern recognition software to detect problem areas
Who is True The Vote?
Based in Houston, Texas and headed by Catherine Engelbrecht (President), True The Vote is staffed by volunteers all across the country. Essentially, True The Vote is you and me. Every day Americans interested in the integrity of the elections in the home district.
What True the Vote is NOT, is a para-military racist organization intent on intimidating voters or promoting or threatening violence at the ballot box such as was seen in Philadelphia with the New (but same as the old) Black Panther Party.
Democrats and racists see only ______-Americans (fill in the blank with whatever race or ethnicity applies) They promote race as a disability that must be regulated.
Conservatives and Americans who believe in free will, personal responsibility and self-reliance see only Americans. We are color-blind.
I had to alter the title slightly in order to make it less vulgar than it really is. This is the left, folks. This is the "civil discourse" they all wanted so desperately after that lunatic in Arizona shot a sitting US Representative. This is the face and philosophy of the leftwing Democrat Party. This is Dear Leader's America.
As the violent rhetoric and mob mentality heats up, the President, who only fueled those flames, remains AWOL in his primary duty which is to call for calm and due process.
But we all know that what's happening right now in Florida is all part of Obama's "community organizing" for 2012 in a crucial swing state. Keep the people divided and the base ginned up, angry, boiling over, and ready to vote.
Another left wing idiot who needs a b**ch slapping. Someone needs to start arresting these morons and charging them with depraved indifference, inciting violence and invasion of privacy.
Since he's seen islamic extremism up close and personal, I would pay attention to what this man has to say. THIS is the man we should hope eventually becomes our leader. I'd go through a door with him anytime, anywhere, in front or behind, doesn't matter. I know he'd do the right thing.
Compare J Street’s stance on Israel’s with West’s.
In 2009, he wrote: We face the resurrection of the original enemy of the Jewish people, a resurgent Islamic fundamentalism evidencing itself in totalitarian, imperialist design. This time it has morphed itself using 21st century technologies still retaining a 7th century mentality, utilizing terrorism internationally to promote its perverse aims.
One of those objectives is the destruction of the State the world agreed to support in creating, Israel. In keeping with previous traditions established by Muhammad, the modern Islamic warriors promote Taquiyya, lying to promote Islam. They also, just as Muhammad, use the Treaty of Hudabiyya as a model to delay and deceive their enemies until they are ready to strike. Under Yasser Arafat some 200 agreements were never honored.
Why would we trust any word coming from the mouth of the psychopathic delusional leader of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? The mad mullahs, insane imams, and combative clerics are again calling for the supremacy of Islam, no different from earlier centuries.
The bottom line: Allen West loves Israel. J Street does not.
More Bravo Sierra from the left. The person who set up this account needs to be arrested for inciting violence. This is the left people. This is who they are and how they think. If you vote for a liberal you're a moron and deserve whatever comes.
Twitter should immediately suspend this account and provide law enforcement in the jurisdiction having authority with the account holders information.
Another attempt to spin this event. From using pictures of Martin when he was 12, to editing the 911 audio from the emergnecy response switchboard, the VLWM will stop at nothing to portray the people involved as either sweet and innocent or evil and racist.
Lady Justice wears a blindfold for a reason. The only thing that matters are facts. We have very few facts but a lot of propaganda and race baiting from the VLWM and calls for "street justice" from the New (but same as the old) Black Panther Party including a "bounty" on the head of Geroge ZImmerman. When America has reached a point where a racial supremicist group can place a bounty on another citizen without fear of prosecution, America has died and we are simply kicking dirt in the hole.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
You gotta go read this one. I'm speechless. Well, not really, but we really do try to be fair around here and this one will get me in trouble if I start down the road I'm thinking.
STOP THE PRESSES!!!! HOLD THE PHONE!!!!!
I know this will come as a shock to some of you, but it has been revealed that PMSNBC altered the 911 audio to make Zimmerman appear racist.
I know I know. Who would have thought that a VLWM outlet would deliberately fabricate or alter the news to fit their agenda? Almost makes you swoon, doesn't it?
But on the plus side, Spike Lee's address is in the comments section. If that elderly couple doesn't own everything Spike Lee has done or will do in the future, then this country truly has jumped the track and we are most assuredly a nation of idiots.
More on the Wisconsin Lt Governor who is getting heat from the left. They just can't stand a smart, self-assured conservative woman. Looking at the choices on their side, you gotta wonder about these emasculated goons who seem to do a lot of talking about other people, and nothing about their own.
Very classy Lady. She doesn't need the phone call, but Ms Loesch's point is well-taken. Mysoginistic liberal assclowns like the talk show host should be hooked up to the transmitter tower during a thunder storm.
As an American citizen in reasonably good standing, I'll say whatever the hell I think about anyone I choose, anytime I want. You are entitled to your opinion, but I would suggest you grow a pair and start standing up for America. You can be replaced as well, and I would suggest to the good citizens in Ohio that they re-think their choices.
What we have to remember is that the gas prices we are currently paying are the prices Obama has given us via his refusal to expand oil production—period. These gas prices are Obama’s misery index, and as they rise from an average of $3.90 a gallon to an average of $4.25 (and higher), economic misery will rise with them.
The Obama’s can take vacation after vacation without worrying about the cost because they charge the American people for it. But the American people don’t get to return the favor. Instead, we have cut back on eating out, on shopping, and on myriad other things we enjoy, just so we can pay Obama’s exorbitant gas prices. Hope and change isn’t working out so good.
Spike Lee's Re-tweet Causes Elderly Couple to Abandon Home in Fear
Susan Jacobson of the Orlando Sentinel reports that an elderly Florida couple has fled their home, after Spike Lee re-tweeted their address, thinking he was sending people to the home of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed Trayvon Martin.
Jacobson reports:A school-cafeteria lunch lady and her husband have received hate mail, unwanted visits from reporters and fearful inquiries from neighbors — all because their Sanford-area address is being disseminated on Twitter as belonging to Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, her son said late Tuesday.The woman, 70, who has a heart condition, and her husband, 72, have temporarily moved to a hotel to avoid the spotlight and possible danger, said son Chip Humble of Longwood.The woman has another son named William George Zimmerman who lived with her in 1995 and still lives in Central Florida. He is no relation to George Zimmerman, 28, who killed 17-year-old Trayvon Feb. 26, sparking national outrage and international interest.
The elderly couple are the latest victims of an attempt by the organized left--with the blessing of President Barack Obama himself--to exploit the death of Trayvon Martin to inflame political and racial divisions.
Mabus is an idiot. How the hell he's survived as Navy Secretary this long is a mystery.
Note the last paragraphs:
He named a San Diego-class amphibious docking ship, one used principally by Marines, after the late Rep. John P. Murtha, Pennsylvania Democrat. The previous nine ships in that class had been named after U.S. cities, a park and a county. The naming angered members of the Marine community, who noted that Mr. Murtha had declared that Marines killed civilians “in cold blood” in the Iraqi village of Haditha in 2005. At the time, the Marines involved in the raid had not been put on trial. Only one Marine was convicted - on a charge of dereliction of duty.The Navy noted Mr. Murtha’s service as a Marine in Vietnam and his support in the House to fund the armed forces.
Until that point, the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ships had been named for famous explorers or people who made significant contributions to the armed forces. Chavez served briefly in the Navy after World War II. A biographer wrote that he considered it the worst time of his life. Critics said there were better choices if the Navy wanted to honor a Hispanic.
“The one that got the most attention from people who couldn’t really quite figure out whether that was the appropriate thing to do or even related much to the military was the Cesar Chavez and the Jack Murtha,” Mr. Blunt told reporters. “People in the Chavez case could not figure out the linkage.”
Last week, Mr. Mabus named a littoral combat ship after former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Democrat.
Until the Giffords naming, all Freedom- and Independence-class littoral combat ships had been named after U.S. cities.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
I do know that veterans, especially the current crop of candidates, have the fortitude and conviction of their beliefs that will serve them, and by extension, us, the United States, in the House and the Senate.
From David Bellavia who is running for the newly minted NY-27 in upstate New York, to Pete Hegseth who is seeking the Republican Senate seat in Minnesota, I know in my heart that these men can and will do the job America needs to be done. I know this, because I know them.
I know times are tight. I know we're all struggling to buy gasoline, get to work; hell some of you are still trying to get a job; and I know its a bad time to be asking for anything that will not result in instant gratification. But we need to look long term. You need to know there are people out there from whom we will get a return on the investment.
America needs these men and women again and they have stepped up once again to serve their country. Neither of these men owes us or the country a damn thing. They have both paid their dues and then some. They have both been tested in the best (or worst, depending on your perspective) way possible. In combat, under fire.
Give them a look. Read House to House. Check 'em out. Then send them whatever you can afford.
The open mic event appeared to be Dear Leader assuring the outgoing Russian president that once he is re-elected in November he won't be encumbered by worrying about being re-elected again and can work with impunity going about the business of turning America into a third-world country and rendering us defenseless against any attempt at conquest by anyone with a nuke or a butter knife.
Stand by for a phone call from Dear Leader to commiserate with the victim's family.
This just what this event needs: more racists spouting their twisted views on issues which don't concern them.
H/T @publicrelations via Twitter
Meet registered Democrat and self-identified Hispanic American, George Zimmerman
The individual at the center of the controversial Trayvon Martin shooting is a registered Democrat.
George Michael Zimmerman, born Oct. 5, 1983, registered as a Democrat in Seminole County, Fla., in August 2002, according to state voter registration documents.
“[Republican politicians] reinforce and validate old stereotypes that associate the poor and welfare as criminal behavior with African-Americans and people of color, calling us lazy, undeserving recipients of public assistance. In the case of Trayvon, those festering stereotypes had lethal consequences,” said MSNBC political analyst and Democratic fundraiser Karen Finney.
According to the document, Zimmerman’s race is officially listed as Hispanic. The son of a white father and Peruvian mother, he has been described as a “white Hispanic” in most media reports.
Following the Feb. 26 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in a Sanford, Fla. gated community, Zimmerman has been the target of widespread outrage.
Zimmerman shot and killed Martin following a physical confrontation, but has yet to be charged with a crime. He says he acted in self-defense, a claim supported by the Sanford, Fla., Police Department investigating the case.
Protesters and activists led by professional racial justice advocates Al Shartpon and Jesse Jackson have suggested Martin’s killing was racially motivated, and have called for Zimmerman’s arrest.
“We want George Zimmerman in court with handcuffs behind his back,” Sharpton said last week.
Martin’s mother, Sabrina Fulton, has alleged that Zimmerman killed her son “because of the color of his skin.”
Craig Sonner, the attorney representing Zimmerman, has denied such allegations, noting that his client has acted as a mentor to a black single mother and her two children, and had helped them raise money for their all-black church.
For Zimmerman’s safety, the Free Beacon has redacted his address from the registration document. The New Black Panther Party has offered a $10,000 bounty for Zimmerman’s capture.
He was also known as Neptunus Lex, blogger and pilot extraordinaire.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
And a nice illustration of liberal hypocrisy:
Sen. Chuck Schumer is calling on the Justice Department to investigate so-called "Stand Your Ground" laws following the fatal shooting of an unarmed Florida teen. [...] "These laws seem to be encouraging vigilantism by allowing individuals to use deadly force as a first resort," Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a statement.
Schumer asked Holder's department to probe whether the laws "are creating more violence than they are preventing," and whether potential murders are "going unprosecuted" because of them.
Senator Schumer had no comments about the $10,000 bounty the New Black Panthers have put on the head of George Zimmerman. The racist group hopes to increase the bounty to $1,000,000 through donations, mostly from black entertainers who support the call for vigilante justice.
H/T @PublicrelationsAnyone have Spike Lees address?
If this is not a reason to kick the bunch of them right into the East River, I don't know what is. Hey, asshats. You've screwed up everything you've done since 1948, stay the hell out of our business. Go watch the Egyptian elections if you want to.
Is there a Tehran Embassy style assault in the future for the US Embassy in Baghdad? Monkeyboy Imeanajihad was front and center in the takeover of our embassy in Tehran. For 444 days we watched as these nutjobs ransacked the embassy and murdered US citizens. Now Monkeyboy is the president of Iran and our brand new embassy in Baghdad is in the crosshairs.
We have a worse president now than we we had then.
When the summer driving season starts soon, and tension heats up about Iran, gas may reach $5 a gallon. Nothing bothers voters more than paying an extra $20 or $30 every time they fill up. In times like these, they soon might prefer even an oilman in the White House to an ideologue whose opposition to new oil development seems more religious than empirically based.
All presidents, of course, usually get the blame when the price of gas skyrockets and praise when it plummets, just like they own a bad or good economy, or a successful or failed war.
Presidents can affect gas prices, at least in the long term, by exercising budgetary discipline resulting in a currency that buys more oil per dollar, by approving or rejecting federal oil leases, and by adding or curbing regulations that affect oil exploration and development. In all of these cases, Mr. Obama has supported policies that contribute to higher gas prices.
This investigation was begun to determine if Barack Obama was eligible to have his name appear on the ballot in Arizona. My question is: If it is determined that he is not eligible, and his name is not included in the list for the election for the Presidency, does it mean that he is not eligible to recieve the Electoral Votes alloted to that state, based on the number of Congressional Districts? Another question arises: If voters choose to write-in the name of any candidate whose name does not appear and there are sufficient write-in ballots to secure the states' Electoral Votes, is the assignment of those votes legal?
Why that particular week?
Curiouser and curiouser said Alice.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Let me update you on a Tweet Cutie Pants sent: "Rush Limbaugh just called my girlfriend a slut and a prostitute on his show. She's finally made the big time."
Update #2: Sandra Fluke’s Boyfriend, Adam “Cutie Pants” Mutterperl, And His Radical Socialist Family
Recently, it was reported that Sandra Fluke is connected to none other than 1%’er, William (Bill) Mutterperl, through her boyfriend. However, it wasn’t reported who her boyfriend is. Everyone, meet Sandra’s boyfriend, wannabe producer, and amateur stand-up comic, Adam “Cutie Pants” Mutterperl, in this video audition he submitted to a “reality” show:
(you'll have to make the jump to see the vid. I aint posting that trash here)
Cutie pants? This guy is the epitome of what everyone thought Sandra Fluke’s boyfriend would be. Maybe Adam could produce a biopic titled, “Beta Males and the Progressive Chicks Who Dig Them”. Anyway, here are some pictures of Sandra and Adam frolicking in typical ghetto places like Spain and Italy:
(again, you make the jump)
The caption that Adam added to one of the Barcelona pics, “Pretty drunk”. Is this the part where I’m supposed to pay for your condoms, Adam? You know, because traveling between L.A., D.C., and New York, and vacationing in Barcelona, Italy, etc., is pretty darned expensive. I get it. Did you piss off your uber-wealthy parents to get cut off from your trust fund? You and Sandra must need some government subsidies. Idea: mock hearing. Brilliant!
Anyway, on to Adam’s “typical Democrat family”. The term BIll O’Reilly used to describe Bill Mutterperl is “Democratic stalwart”. However, as soon as I heard his name in a story about Sandra Fluke, I almost choked, due to my sudden epiphany. Why? Because anyone familiar with Boston and New York political history knows about the wealthy Mutterperl family’s long tradition of supporting the traditional Jewish variant of socialism. Bill Mutterperl’s family are much more than Democratic stalwarts.
So go read the entire article, hang around, read the one about The Federalist, The Eunuchorn and War. I think you'll enjoy it. I know I did.
The Old Democrat Party: FDR Expanded US Domestic Oil Production
I may be waxing nostalgic, but in 1972, I was paying $0.36 a gallon for high test gasoline for my '66 Mustang. My grandaddy used to bitch about the price because he paid $0.25 a gallon for his '54 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery. In 20 years, the price of a gallon of gasoline at the pump only increased $0.11.
The "Drill, baby, drill!" mantra of the 2008 Republican National Convention was cynically answered by Barack Obama supporters at the Democratic Convention with: “You can't drill your way out of the problem.”
To address what President Obama called the worst worldwide crisis in living memory, the President promised hundreds of thousands of new green jobs if America abandoned its reliance on oil and gas, which he contemptuously refers to as the “fuel of the past”.
During President Obama’s term in office he will have escalated the federal debt by $6.4 trillion, 31.6 times the $202.6 billion debt the Franklin Roosevelt Administration issued to deal with the greatest worldwide crisis of all time, defeating Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. But unlike Obama, FDR achieved victory by expanding domestic oil and gas production and delivery.
In spite of the Obama Administration, a rag tag assortment of small “wildcat” oil and gas entrepreneurs have proven that America has over 100 years’ supply of natural gas and over 50 years’ supply of oil. With Obama’s green initiatives in tatters, his new strategy seems to be taking credit for drill, baby, drill achievements, but remains fearful of the political consequences to build the pipelines to pump, baby, pump all that oil and gas to markets.
With war looming, FDR appointed Harold Ickes, former Secretary of the Interior, to select 72 leaders of America's oil industry to serve on the Petroleum Industry War Council. Ickes would later describe in his book, Fightin Oil: “as one of the great coincidences of history”, the first meeting of the PIWC was scheduled for Monday December 8, 1941, the day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Within weeks, the PIWC had mobilized America’s 1,500 oil companies, great and small, to work amicably with the government to win the war. With full involvement of the oil industry, America began massive drilling and quickly developed the technical capabilities to refine huge quantities of gasoline, including the 100-octane grade needed for aircraft.
To get energy supplies from Texas to the East Coast refiners to fuel Atlantic supply convoys, the industry in one year built the two largest diameter pipelines in the history of the world, the Big Inch and the Little Big Inch. During the war, U.S. oil companies delivered 6 billion out of a total of 7 billion barrels of oil consumed by the Allies. The Army-Navy Joint Chiefs of Staff wrote a letter to the PIWC in 1945 stating that “at no time did the Services lack for oil in the proper quantities, in the proper kinds and at the proper places.” Field-Marshall Von Rundstedt, commander of Germany’s Western Front, attributed Germany’s defeat to three factors involving oil: (1) Allied bombing (2) Allied naval bombardments; and (3) Germany's gasoline deficiency.
For three years the Obama Administration energy policy focused on pouring $60 billion into alternative energy; while limiting U.S. drilling off the Atlantic Coast, Florida Gulf Coast, Gulf of Mexico, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and federal lands in the Rockies. Due to these policies, the average price per gallon of gas just hit an all-time-high for this time of year at $3.84 a gallon.
In 20 days, the price of a gallon of gasoline at the pump has increased twice that.
Leave it to our cousins across the pond to be all over a story that should be front page above the fold on every news site in America:
Dana Loesch of Big Journalism posted this 13 hours ago:
Where Is the Media On the Robocall Scandal?
Earlier today Toby Harnden with the Daily Mail Tweeted me this update to the massive robocall scandal, perhaps one of the biggest criminal robocall enterprise in election history. My thought was that even the British media is covering this story. The British, not our own.
Only a few news outlets thus far (most notably in Cleveland) have covered the story and the RNC hasn't even registered a response. Writes Mike Flynn:And now it appears the illegal robocalls are back. BigGovernment has learned that voters in at least 5 states received the illegal calls yesterday; California, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin. The calls themselves are silly. They try to tie GOP House members to Rush Limbaugh and the media-created 'war on women's health' narrative. What isn't silly, however, is the deliberate violation of federal law by some national political operation. The brazenness of continuing the calls even after media scrutiny does not bode well for the integrity of the Fall elections. If some organization is willing to blatantly violate the law in March, what will they be prepared to do in October? What's perhaps more troubling, however, is the non-reaction from the GOP. Neither the hapless NRCC, whose members are targeted by the phone calls, nor the RNC have pushed back on the illegal calls. Neither have pushed for any kind of investigation or public scrutiny.
A top Republican official has accused Democrats of being behind a fresh wave of illegal robocalls made to voters across the country by a shadowy group calling itself 'The Women of the 99 Percent'. Pat Brady, Republican party chairman in Illinois, issued a statement to MailOnline demanding a state investigation into the calls, first reported by MailOnline on March 9th. Voters in five districts in his state received more automated telephone calls yesterday linking Republican members of the House of Representatives to the conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh.
The automated calls are illegal because they do not state who they are from (there is no known group called The Women of the 99 Percent) or provide a callback number, as required under the US Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991.
'It is typical that a Democrat front group like this thumbs their noses at the same federal campaign finance laws they like to tout in their own campaign literature,' Brady said. He added that it was 'no coincidence' that the districts receiving the calls were all on 'the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) hit list', he demanding an immediate inquiry.
The organized effort is blatantly illegal yet there's been no investigation or even identification of the group responsible. Media will write reams about the Koch Brothers, but who's funding this egregiously expensive operation and why isn't it headline news?
Friday, March 23, 2012
.....the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense circulated a “wanted dead or alive” poster for George Zimmerman for shooting to death a Florida teenager four weeks ago.
Zimmerman, a self-proclaimed neighborhood watch captain said he accosted what he alleges was a suspicious looking black male walking through his neighborhood. He further contends the man punched him, and bloodied his nose, so Zimmerman fired a gun shot striking the man in the chest. The “man” was 17 year old Trayvon Martin, who would lie in the county morgue three days before police alerted his parents of their child’s death.
Minister Mikhail Muhummud led the press conference, calling for the firing of Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee, the arrest of George Zimmerman and some involvement from President Obama. Muhummud stated he is the southern regional director for the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense located in Jacksonville, Florida. While Minister Muhummud fired off a list of demands and expressed outrage over the handling of the shooting and subsequent investigation; a member of the group passed flyers to about 100 people who showed up for the press conference. Muhummud told the group he was not concerned with rumors of death threats to George Zimmerman, “He should be afraid for his life…”
Labels: New Black Panther Party
No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the house. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. The question before the house is one of awful moment to this country.
For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at the truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.
Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the numbers of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth, to know the worst, and to provide for it.
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past. And judging by the past, I wish to know what there has been in the conduct of the British ministry for the last ten years to justify those hopes with which gentlemen have been pleased to solace themselves and the House. Is it that insidious smile with which our petition has been lately received?
Trust it not, sir; it will prove a snare to your feet. Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with those warlike preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort. I ask gentlemen, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentlement assign any other possible motive for it? Has Great Britain any enemy, in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies? No, sir, she has none. They are meant for us: they can be meant for no other. They are sent over to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the British ministry have been so long forging. And what have we to oppose to them? Shall we try argument? Sir, we have been trying that for the last ten years. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing. We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain. Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted? Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves. Sir, we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne! In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation.
There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free--if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending--if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained--we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us! They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength but irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable--and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.
It is in vain, sir, to extentuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace--but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!
Give me liberty...
Patrick Henry delivered his famous "give me liberty or give me death!" oration in St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia on this day. The famous phrase is in part derived from the play, Cato, A Tragedy, which was well-known to all the founding fathers.
I used to help out a friend who had a greenhouse and supplied area churches with Easter Lilies. One of my drops was St John's Church. My best friend Billy and I stood in the church one day after delivering the shipment of lilies. The feeling was indescribable. Knowing I was standing in the very spot Patrick Henry stood and told everyone it was time to walk the walk gave me goose bumps. I could almost see the members, hear Mr Henry's voice. If you're ever in Richmond and have the time, I assure you, it's worth your time.
But as you can clearly see in the graph, more people thought W had contol over gas prices than Dear Leader does.
Oh, and I just now learned that Democrats are hypocrites. I know I know, almost makes you swoon doesn't it?
In 2006, 73 percent of Democrats believed the Bush administration could reduce gas prices. Today, just 33 percent of Democrats believe there is anything President Obama can do about them. That’s a 40 point swing. (To be sure some Republicans have also flip-flopped on this, but only by an 18 point swing.)
Refineries are shutting down because there isn't enough crude being produced to justify keeping them open.
Before a crowd in Cushing, OK, President Obama highlighted (lied about) his energy policy and touted his administration’s “approval” for a section of the Keystone XL pipeline that will connect oil fields in that state with refineries in the Gulf of Mexico, CSPAN reports.
The word “approval” is in quotation marks because, as critics point out, the president plays no role in the construction of the new pipeline. It doesn’t matter if he “approves” or not. Let us explain.
“President Obama claiming credit for speeding up the Keystone pipeline is like Al Gore saying he invented the Internet,” said Rep. John Sullivan (R-OK). “It is claiming credit where credit isn’t due.”
Sullivan explains the president only has the authority to block lines that run internationally. Therefore, because it doesn’t cross international borders, the so-called Cushing pipeline doesn’t require the president’s approval. In fact, as Sullivan notes, President Obama personally lobbied Congress to vote against the pipeline.
Now he’s taking credit?
I can't even begin to explain how this staged performance/campaign event mirrors the tactics used for centuries by despots and dictators. They think that if you keep saying something long enough, everyone will believe it. A truly humble and respectful individual would be embarassed to even appear in public after telling the lies that were told in this single appearence.
The South Carolina Republican and tea party favorite tip-toed around flat out endorsing Romney as a candidate, but did say that the possibility of the former Massachusetts governor as the nominee “excited” him, reports CNN.
“I can tell conservatives from my perspective is that, I’m not only comfortable with Romney, I’m excited about the possibility of him possibly being our nominee,” DeMint said. “Again, this is not a formal endorsement and I do not intend to do that right now but I just think we just need to look at where we are.”
DeMint joins former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who called on the Republican Party to unite behind Romney yesterday.
After perusing the questions being asked, I decided that this form fell under the heading of TMIFTGTH or TGDNTKAOT.
Too Much Information For The Government To Have OR The Government Doesn't Need To Know Any Of This.
I then fired up the shredder and disposed of the document in an environmentally safe manner and waited for the knock on the door. I'm still waiting.
So I would like to ask all the Santorum supporters if this is how they think. Would Dear Leader be preferable to Romney? Would 4 more years of an anti-American, anti-capitalist, pro-socialist, genuflecting apologist be better than a moderate conservative with private sector experience?
Will you support the candidate of choice from the convention?
Feel free to post a comment. Keep it classy.
Ricky, pack it in Son. Someone stick a fork in this nitwit, cause he is so done.
VIDEO: These are the various ways conservative women are described by liberals in the media
Prayer rugs and korans found along the border. Iranians caught videoing and photgraphing landmarks and bridges in New York. Iranian advisors in Chavez's Venezeula and in butt buddy's Bolivia. Drug cartels aiding the cross-border transit of middle-eastern appearing persons.
Of course, all these are just coincidences and probably don't mean anything. I'm just being paranoid and anti-muslim.
I feel safe. How bout you? /sarc
Family Security Matters Contributing Editor Gregory D. Leeis a retired Supervisory Special Agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the author of three criminal justice textbooks. While on DEA diplomatic assignment in Pakistan, he was involved in the investigation of several notable terrorism events and arrests. He recently retired after more than 39 years of active and reserve service from the U.S. Army Reserve as a Chief Warrant Officer Five Special Agent for the Criminal Investigation Division Command, better known as CID. In 2011 he completed a combat tour of duty in Afghanistan while on special assignment to the Special Operations Command Europe. Visit his website at http://www.gregorydlee.com/ and contact him at email@example.com.
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Afghanistan is one of many places on earth that is truly ungovernable by Western standards. The U.S. has learned, or will soon, what the Soviets and English before them learned: Afghanistan marches to a different drummer. It will always reject foreign intervention, regardless of how well intended the interventionists are.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Bet you didn't know about this:
Part of Obama’s apparent war against U.S. energy independence includes a foreign-aid program that directly threatens my state’s sovereign territory. Obama’s State Department is giving away seven strategic, resource-laden Alaskan islands to the Russians. Yes, to the Putin regime in the Kremlin.
The seven endangered islands in the Arctic Ocean and Bering Sea include one the size of Rhode Island and Delaware combined. The Russians are also to get the tens of thousands of square miles of oil-rich seabeds surrounding the islands. The Department of Interior estimates billions of barrels of oil are at stake.
The State Department has undertaken the giveaway in the guise of a maritime boundary agreement between Alaska and Siberia. Astoundingly, our federal government itself drew the line to put these seven Alaskan islands on the Russian side. But as an executive agreement, it could be reversed with the stroke of a pen by President Obama or Secretary Clinton.
The agreement was negotiated in total secrecy. The state of Alaska was not allowed to participate in the negotiations, nor was the public given any opportunity for comment. This is despite the fact the Alaska Legislature has passed resolutions of opposition – but the State Department doesn’t seem to care.
The imperiled Arctic Ocean islands include Wrangel, Bennett, Jeannette and Henrietta. Wrangel became American in 1881 with the landing of the U.S. Revenue Marine ship Thomas Corwin. The landing party included the famed naturalist John Muir. It is 3,000 square miles in size.
Northwest of Wrangel are the DeLong Islands, named for George Washington DeLong, the captain of USS Jeannette. Also in 1881, he discovered and claimed these three islands for the United States. He named them for the voyage co-sponsor, New York City newspaper publisher James Gordon Bennett. The ship’s crew received a hero’s welcome back in Washington, and Congress awarded them gold medals.
In the Bering Sea at the far west end of the Aleutian chain are Copper Island, Sea Lion Rock and Sea Otter Rock. They were ceded to the U.S. in Seward’s 1867 treaty with Russia.
Now is the time for the Obama administration to stand up for U.S. and Alaskan rights and invaluable resources. The State Department’s maritime agreement is a loser – it gives us nothing in return for giving up Alaska’s sovereign territory and invaluable resources. We won the Cold War and should start acting like it.
The Obama administration must stop the giveaway immediately.Author’s addendum, Feb. 17, 2012: This is not a new issue. In fact the Bush and Clinton administrations are directly at fault for the same inaction. A maritime agreement negotiated by the U.S. State Department set the Russian boundary on the other side of the disputed islands, but no treaty has ratified this action.
Consequently, it is within the president’s power to stop this giveaway. The Alaska delegation’s failure to put pressure on the administration is inexplicable. State Department Watch, an organization that assisted with this article, has confronted each administration and is currently confronting the Obama administration — and has been met by silence. I’m hoping this piece will help reinvigorate efforts to stop this handover.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Well, my buds over at FreedomWorks have seen the writing on the wall. I knew at some point they would. After all, they're quite possibly the smartest, most dedicated bunch of young men and women I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Former Texas Congressman Dick Armey is an economist, not a lawyer. He understands the economy better than most.
We here at UCV wanted Hermain Cain. A businessman with a proven track record of success. Not being able to get Cain on the ballot in time was a setback. I know my other editor has the "they all suck, pick one" attitude. But its time to rally behind the strongest candidate. We have to defeat Dear Leader in November.
The fate of America rests on this election. No less than the future for our children and grandchildren is at stake.
We are the 99% who pay taxes.
We are the 99% who believe the Consitution is the Supreme Law of the Land.
We are the 99% who value hard work and believe it is a means to an end.
We are the 99% who take responsibility for their actions.
We are the 99% who respect private property rights.
We are the 99% who respect the beliefs of others as long as it is reciprocated.
We are the 99% who will kick your sniveling, whining, mewling, selfish commie/anarchist ass to the curb if the need arises, and not lose a minutes sleeep about it.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Damn I hope this guy has a good security system.
CUSHING, Okla. -- The President is scheduled to speak in Payne County this Thursday morning. It may be rural Oklahoma, but when it comes to pipelines, it's the Capitol. The President is expected to talk about energy, though many in that industry are not impressed. They are even planning to protest his visit, calling it a political ploy more than a genuine interest.
Mike Cantrell with the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance says, "For the last three years he's been anti-fossil fuels."Mickey Thompson, an energy industry expert and political analyst, says, "He calls our industry an industry of the past and they'd like us to go away."
The President is expected to mention his support for a pipeline running from Payne County to the gulf; it's the southern end of the “Keystone XL Pipeline.”
Industry experts say while his support for the southern end is welcome, it's not needed.
A presidential stunt to make the uniformed think he gives a furry rat's butt about the price of gas at the pump. Hope those pipeline workers have their stuff wired tight for the protest. Secret Service will be all over the place.
Yesterday I pointed out that the production of fossil fuels on federal lands is down from fiscal 2010 to fiscal 2011 (October 1, 2009, to September 30, 2010 compared to October 1, 2010, to September 30, 2011).This is significant because the administration is… well, lying. Not long ago, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said, “
The fact of the matter is we are producing more from public lands – both oil and gas, both onshore as well as offshore, than any time in recent memory.”
Not only is Salazar wrong, he’s wrong for every type of fossil fuel produced on federal lands.
Crude oil production? Down from 739 million barrels to 646 million barrels in FY 2011.
Natural gas production? Down from 5,415 Billion cubic feet (Bcf) to 4,859 Billion cubic feet (Bcf) in FY 2011.
Natural gas plant liquids? Down from 115 million barrels to 111 million barrels in FY 2011
Coal production? Down from 478 million short tons to 470 million short tons in FY 2011.
Taken altogether, the total amount of fossil fuel produced from federal land hit 18.6 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu), lower than every year since 2003.
Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, recently asked Bureau of Land Management Director Bob Abbey about the discrepancy between administration claims and the most recent figures from the Energy Information Agency.
No, its not a re-post of my question. It's former New York Mayor Ed Koch asking the question now.
Claims he met young Barack who boasted he'd someday be president
This is a very long piece but it should be read all the way to the end.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Pat Dollard has posted a link to sign a petition to keep Rush Limbaugh on the schedule for Armed Forces Radio Network.
GO!!!! SIGN!!!!! NOW!!!!
Report: NATO Agrees To Let Afghan Government Try Koran-Burning Soldiers
In a development that could chill the dedication of every soldier in the field, the U.S. government has refused to deny reports by the government of Afghanistan that NATO has agreed to have the soldiers who burned copies of the Quran face trial.Last week, Afghan president Hamid Karzai demanded NATO turn over the U.S. troops to be tried in Afghanistan. President Obama subsequently sent a letter to Karzai reassuring him that the troops involved would be punished for their actions.
Part of the three-page letter to Karzai said, “I extend to you and the Afghan people my sincere apologies. We will take the appropriate steps to avoid any recurrence, to include holding accountable those responsible.”
It is unclear exactly what Obama meant by that statement as the White House has not released the full text of the letter. However, the Afghan government may have provided insight into its contents.
Over the weekend, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan government media and information center website posted a joint statement by the delegations assigned to probe the Quran burning incident.
The statement says that two delegations were created to “investigate the circumstances and causes that have led to the inhumane incident.”The statement listed several items, including a demand that the U.S. turn over the authority of the prison in Bagram to the Afghan government to ensure similar incidents do not recur and “calls on the U.S. government to fully and comprehensively cooperate to this end.”
However, the statement used vastly different language when discussing the fate of the U.S. soldiers involved in the incident.
“NATO officials promised to meet Afghan nation’s demand of bringing to justice, through an open trial, those responsible for the incident and it was agreed that the perpetrators of the crime be brought to justice as soon as possible,” the statement said.The wording suggests members of the military could be handed over to an Afghan system that imposes Shariah-related penalties.
WND requests to both NATO and the Pentagon asking for confirmation of the statement by Afghan authorities were not returned.Although the statements apparently were made by the Afghan government Feb. 25, they have received no mention in the mainstream media.Clare Lopez, a senior fellow with the Center for Security Policy, said if the statement by the Afghan government turns out to be true, it would be an unprecedented betrayal of our men and women in uniform.“ (oh gee, a Marxist betraying American troops, whodathunkit)
I can’t imagine we would ever do this, what would we charge them with? Are we going to try Americans for crimes committed under Shariah law? I cannot believe our government would go that far,” she said.
Robert Spencer, founder of Jihad Watch, said it was fascinating that the U.S. government has not gotten out in front of this issue and denied the statement.“The administration needs to clarify their stance on this. The longer they wait to deny this the more it has the opportunity to further inflame the Muslim in Afghanistan.”
Spencer said that whether the soldiers end up being turned over to the Afghan government or face court-martial, either decision would set a dangerous precedent.“
"It would be unconscionable either way,” he said. “If they turn them over to the Afghan government for trial then we are endorsing the applicability of Shariah law to non-Muslims in the U.S. military. If they court-martial them then they are adopting those norms as part of the UCMJ. Either way it’s frightening.”
Lopez said that while U.S. officials have made large concessions to appease Muslims, turning the soldiers over to face trial would be over the line.“If they were to allow our soldiers to be tried under a legal system that calls for the death penalty for destroying a Quran, that would be unthinkable,” she said. She said that the silence on the part of U.S. officials has the potential to cause real damage to the morale of troops.
“When the government will not come out with a strong denial of this statement by the Afghan government it has the potential to cause our troops to wonder if the U.S. will truly stand behind and protect them when they are simply trying to do their job,” she said. It appears that the soldiers may not have violated Islamic law at all by their burning of the Qurans.
In a PBS interview, Imam Jihad Turk, director of religious affairs at the Islamic Center of Southern California, said it was acceptable to burn the Quran if it was in a state of “disrepair.”
Or being used to pass messages to other terrorists for the purpose of conspiring to murder ISAF troops or escape detention in order to re-join the Taliban to murder ISAF troops.