09/17/09

ACORN Corruption In San Diego

James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles strike California gold again with their fifth video investigation of the ACORN offices in National City, CA.

If you’re looking for trendy boutique hotels, an exploding culinary scene, or visiting the local ACORN to get your underage prostitutes smuggled across the Mexican border, you’re in the right place.

And find it they did:

In response to the videos, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has called for an investigation of ACORN’s activities statewide. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has also directed his state government to halt all funding to ACORN.

On the federal level, the U.S. Senate voted 83-7 to cut off funding of the ACORN housing program. Seven senators have a lot of explaining to do.

O’Keefe and Giles are to be commended for doing the hard work that the mainstream media refuses to do.

09/15/09

California ACORN Chapter Exposed (Updated)

James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles take their exposé westward to my old neighborhood of San Bernardino, CA. Here’s Part I of the shocking undercover footage:

To my California readers (especially those in the Inland Empire): Get on the phone, contact the local papers, and start holding the names named accountable. There’s more to come.

Update: The San Bernardino Sun does a write-up including a response from one of the mentioned politicians. ACORN’s chief organizer for California quickly put a different spin on the video, dismissing Giles and O’Keefe as “actors”.

09/11/09

We HAVE Forgotten

Today should have not been declared a “national day of service”, but of remembrance.

Ralph Peters’ op-ed in the New York Post hit the nail right on the head:

Eight years ago today, our homeland was attacked by fanatical Muslims inspired by Saudi Arabian bigotry. Three thousand American citizens and residents died.

We resolved that we, the People, would never forget. Then we forgot.

We’ve learned nothing.

Instead of cracking down on Islamist extremism, we’ve excused it.

Instead of killing terrorists, we free them.

Instead of relentlessly hunting Islamist madmen, we seek to appease them.

Instead of acknowledging that radical Islam is the problem, we elected a president who blames America, whose idea of freedom is the right for women to suffer in silence behind a veil — and who counts among his mentors and friends those who damn our country or believe that our own government staged the tragedy of September 11, 2001.

Instead of insisting that freedom will not be infringed by terrorist threats, we censor works that might offend mass murderers. Radical Muslims around the world can indulge in viral lies about us, but we dare not even publish cartoons mocking them.

Instead of protecting law-abiding Americans, we reject profiling to avoid offending terrorists. So we confiscate granny’s shampoo at the airport because the half-empty container could hold 3.5 ounces of liquid.

Instead of insisting that Islamist hatred and religious apartheid have no place in our country, we permit the Saudis to continue funding mosques and madrassahs where hating Jews and Christians is preached as essential to Islam.

Instead of confronting Saudi hate-mongers, our president bows down to the Saudi king.

Instead of recognizing the Saudi-sponsored Wahhabi cult as the core of the problem, our president blames Israel.

Instead of asking why Middle Eastern civilization has failed so abjectly, our president suggests that we’re the failures.

Instead of taking every effective measure to cull information from terrorists, the current administration threatens CIA agents with prosecution for keeping us safe.

Instead of proudly and promptly rebuilding on the site of the Twin Towers, we’ve committed ourselves to the hopeless, useless task of rebuilding Afghanistan. (Perhaps we should have built a mosque at Ground Zero — the Saudis would’ve funded it.)

Instead of taking a firm stand against Islamist fanaticism, we’ve made a cult of negotiations — as our enemies pursue nuclear weapons; sponsor terrorism; torture, imprison, rape and murder their own citizens — and laugh at us.

Instead of insisting that Islam must become a religion of responsibility, our leaders in both parties continue to bleat that “Islam’s a religion of peace,” ignoring the curious absence of Baptist suicide bombers.

Instead of requiring new immigrants to integrate into our society and conform to its public values, we encourage and subsidize anti-American, woman-hating, freedom-denying bigotry in the name of toleration.

Instead of pursuing our enemies to the ends of the earth, we help them sue us.

We’ve dishonored our dead and whitewashed our enemies. A distinctly unholy alliance between fanatical Islamists abroad and a politically correct “elite” in the US has reduced 9/11 to the status of a non-event, a day for politicians to preen about how little they’ve done.

We’ve forgotten the shock and the patriotic fury Americans felt on that bright September morning eight years ago. We’ve forgotten our identification with fellow citizens leaping from doomed skyscrapers. We’ve forgotten the courage of airline passengers who would not surrender to terror.

We’ve forgotten the men and women who burned to death or suffocated in the Pentagon. We’ve forgotten our promises, our vows, our commitments.

We’ve forgotten what we owe our dead and what we owe our children. We’ve even forgotten who attacked us.

We have betrayed the memory of our dead. In doing so, we betrayed ourselves and our country. Our troops continue to fight — when they’re allowed to do so — but our politicians have surrendered.

Are we willing to let the terrorists win?

God forbid, IF and WHEN we are attacked again, they will win.

The words of George Santayana ring true in these present times: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Let us resolve this moment forward to NEVER AGAIN betray those who were brutally killed eight years ago, REMEMBER the attacks of September 11, 2001, and REMAIN VIGILANT against those who threaten our country, our liberty, and our way of life.

If you still feel compelled to serve, then do so in reminding our elected public servants that they work for us — and hold them accountable for letting their guard down in this war.

Yes, we are still at war.

08/19/09

That 9th Commandment Thing

In an attempt to compare his battle for socialized medicine with the historic civil rights movement, President Obama accused his critics of “bearing false witness” about his true intentions as he gave his sales pitch to religious leaders.

Given that Obama has repeatedly lied about his agenda to force socialized medicine down the throats of the American people time, time, and time again, he is not without sin in such regard, and should refrain from casting stones at his critics.

Secondly, Obama is actually preaching to the choir, given that the “coalition of religious groups” is actually a left-wing network of “faith-based” community organizers whose founders were trained in the teachings of Marxist pharisee Saul Alinsky as opposed to taking up the cause of the converted Christian apostle formerly known as Saul of Tarsus.

In promoting the big lie that is currently repackaged as “health insurance reform”, Obama is a false prophet. The “unwashed”, “uninformed” multitudes are rejecting the message and responding with a resounding “NO!” like fire shut up in Jeremiah’s bones (no relation to the latter-day Jeremiah Wright, whose hate-filled sermons left quite an impression on the president).

The fish and loaves that are being fed to those who hunger for total government control over their lives are quite fishy indeed.

05/6/09

Sometimes, In Order to Move Ahead…

…One has to take A Bold Step Back.

A local resident outlines his ideas. An excerpt:

So much of the country has become addicted to the government teat. The federal government was not created to ‘take care’ of us. It was founded to protect us from outside harm, to regulate interstate commerce and a very few other tasks. But to serve their own interests, the people that have been getting elected year after year have been ‘feeding’ us…providing jobs, social programs — all with the objective to keep us voting for them.

Even a crack addict needs to recognize the problem before they can make a move to recover. WAKE UP AMERICA!!! We have a problem!

RTWT.

05/5/09

Just Say KNOW

Big Hollywood contributor Gary Graham offers a resolute response to those content to brand the Republican Party as “the party of no”.

Why? Because we say NO to socialism? NO to racism? NO to weak foreign policy footing, kowtowing to despotic world leaders? Because we say NO to socialized medicine? NO to fomenting class-warfare, NO to raising taxes on the affluent? NO to killing babies in the womb, NO to redefining traditional marriage? NO to calling returning veterans extremist nut-jobs to be placed on a watch-list? NO to thinking we can spend and tax our way back to prosperity by saddling our grandkids with a Mt. Everest sized debt?

Okay…maybe they’re right; maybe we are the party of NO. But I’d like to offer a slight amendment to that moniker… :

We are the Party of ‘Know‘.

We know the principles upon which this country was founded. The principles you Lefties are always dragging through the mud. Little things like individual liberty. And respecting the flag. And love of God and country. And respect for our fighting troops. And smaller, limited government. And a dedication to our international autonomy. And the belief in peace through strength. Trust, but verify. Rugged individualism and personal responsibility.

Damn the touchy-feely “listening tours” and other forms of navel-gazing from those who think the Republicans should be more like Democrats. Michael Steele, GOP leadership in Congress, and regional/local GOP committees should drop whatever they’re doing RIGHT now and read Graham’s post. Then they should take that baton and run with it (and if necessary, knock some sense into people with it). Let it be the “brand” that sets the Republican party apart from the REAL party of no.

And to those reading this post who feel the same way as I do, share the link with others.

05/2/09

Standing Up For America

At a meeting with Stanford University students, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was confronted by left-wing learners with “tough” questions. She stood her ground and replied back with tougher and forthright answers.

And the students actually LEARNED something from the seasoned professor.

My favorite quote from the video. “Do your homework first.” May our current leadership in Washington do likewise!

(h/t: James Delingpole and Don Surber)

04/29/09

100 Days, 100 Mistakes

To celebrate it all, President Obama staged a bloviating session, where he invited the press to watch.

Earlier in the day, he insulted you and me for exercising our First Amendment rights by engaging in peaceful, non-violent protest over the wasteful deficit spending and looming tax hikes that he and other Capitol legislators are shoving down our throats.

As for the 100 mistakes (and counting), they’re listed here.

On a lighter note, the wheels on the ZoBama bus go ’round and ’round…