09/16/09

Dissent is the Highest Form of…

…RACISM?!?

Statists have lost their damn minds!

Maureen Dowd:

The normally nonchalant Barack Obama looked nonplussed, as Nancy Pelosi glowered behind.

Surrounded by middle-aged white guys — a sepia snapshot of the days when such pols ran Washington like their own men’s club — Joe Wilson yelled “You lie!” at a president who didn’t.

But, fair or not, what I heard was an unspoken word in the air: You lie, boy!

Jimmy Carter:

Michael Eric Dyson:

I call B.S. on all three of them.

President Obama is not under fire for being black. He is under fire for his policies and how he is governing the country. Race has absolutely NOTHING to do with opposing the President’s worldview that America is evil and must be weakened in order to appease the rest of world, nor questioning his warped belief that a bigger, overfunded federal government will solve all of our domestic and economic problems.

Barack Obama could have been born white (he’s biracial, BTW), brown, red, yellow, olive, or plaid — and he would still be rightfully judged not by his skin color, but by his words and deeds. As a black man, I’m appalled that those on the left would rush to play the race card in defending a head of state who was elected by his peers not because of his race, but because of the promises made to usher in a “post-racial” era of politics and leadership.

Enough with playing the race card already. We’re ALL Americans — and the President is accountable to all of us, regardless of complexion.

Related: I’m in full agreement with Conservative Black Woman

09/16/09

California ACORN Chapter Exposed, Part II

There’s more video of ACORN corruption caught on tape from San Bernardino:

And for “just playing along”, Tresa Kalke must be one hell of a method actress:

Meanwhile (with the exception of Fox News Channel), the mainstream media outlets are busy seeing, speaking, and hearing no evil from ACORN.

ACORN is making futile attempts to cover their tracks and threatening to shoot the messengers via lawsuit threats.

There’s now video of an undercover visit to an ACORN office in San Diego being aired on FNC. We ain’t seen nothing yet, folks!

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.

09/10/09

Speaking Truth to Power

Last night, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) shouted out loud our thoughts and feelings toward the vicious demagoguery that has come from the Obama Administration:

Regrettably, Rep. Wilson caved in to criticism from the left (with a little help from RINO Sen. John McCain and House Republican leaders) and apologized. Quite frankly, he told the truth, and he had absolutely nothing to apologize for.

Will the president apologize for his derision and insults toward the American people who rose up and spoke out against a forced government takeover disguised as “health insurance reform”? Don’t count on it. Being Barack Hussein Obama means never having to say you’re sorry.

In the meantime, I’m disgusted with the weakness displayed by the GOP, and I believe that a voter registration switch back to Non-Partisan is in order.

But the president’s health care “speech” is small potatoes compared to the rest of the vicious attacks on liberty that surround us. Remain vigilant. Watch, fight, and pray.

09/5/09

Van Jones Out

President Obama’s embattled “green jobs czar” packs it in:

Van Jones, an administration official specializing in environmentally friendly “green jobs” with the White House Council on Environmental Quality was linked to efforts suggesting a government role in the 2001 terror attacks and to derogatory comments about Republicans.

The resignation comes as Obama is working to regain his footing in the contentious health care debate.

Jones issued an apology on Thursday for his past statements. When asked the next day whether Obama still had confidence in him, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said only that Jones “continues to work in the administration.”

The matter surfaced after news reports of a derogatory comment Jones made in the past about Republicans, and separately, of Jones’ name appearing on a petition connected to the events surrounding the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. That 2004 petition had asked for congressional hearings and other investigations into whether high-level government officers had allowed the attacks to occur.

“On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me,” Jones said in his resignation statement. “They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide.”

Jones wasn’t thrown under the bus, but taken away in a waahmbulance! The truth about his radical, communist, conspiracy theory ties was an open book, pointed out in print and online; but to him, it was a “smear campaign”. He was busted fair and square, thanks to talk radio personality Glenn Beck, who had the courage to stand up and question Jones’ agenda (and ask why in the world would Obama gave him an advisory post in the first place) with boldness.

Jones’ resignation is a victory for liberty; however, there are still 31 “czars” remaining on the government payroll — all with radical backgrounds — who can do irreparable harm to our nation, our lives and our freedoms. It remains wise to heed Beck’s advice, continue to stand up against tyranny, and question those in leadership who ultimately work for us, regardless of race, ideology, or political affiliation.

In short, fellow citizens, continue to watch, fight, and pray.

09/3/09

ObamaCare: Worth Biting For?

I knew that the pro-government health care protesters could be quite thuggish, but I never thought they would actually go this far:

A 65-year-old man had his finger bitten off Wednesday evening at a health care rally in Thousand Oaks (CA), according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.

Sheriff’s investigators were called to Hillcrest and Lynn Road at 7:26 p.m.

About 100 protesters sponsored by MoveOn.org were having a rally supporting health care reform. A group of anti-health care reform protesters formed across the street.

A witness from the scene says a man was walking through the anti-reform group to get to the pro-reform side when he got into an altercation with the 65-year-old, who opposes health care reform

If you can’t beat ‘em, chomp ‘em. Was this the new sales pitch for ObamaCare the administration was talking about?

Update: Mary Katharine Ham has the other side (and the rest of) the story…

08/30/09

Let’s Get Rid Of Harry

Our “esteemed” senior U.S. Senator Harry Reid used to fight against the Chicago-led mob that once ruled the Las Vegas Strip. Now, he has become one of them — and used his new-found Chicago influence to threaten the advertising director and the owners of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

R-J publisher Sherman Frederick comments:

On Wednesday, before he addressed a Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Reid joined the chamber’s board members for a meet-’n'-greet and a photo. One of the last in line was the Review-Journal’s director of advertising, Bob Brown, a hard-working Nevadan who toils every day on behalf of advertisers. He has nothing to do with news coverage or the opinion pages of the Review-Journal.

Yet, as Bob shook hands with our senior U.S. senator in what should have been nothing but a gracious business setting, Reid said: “I hope you go out of business.”

Later, in his public speech, Reid said he wanted to let everyone know that he wants the Review-Journal to continue selling advertising because the Las Vegas Sun is delivered inside the Review-Journal.

Such behavior cannot go unchallenged.

You could call Reid’s remark ugly and be right. It certainly was boorish. Asinine? That goes without saying.

But to fully capture the magnitude of Reid’s remark (and to stop him from doing the same thing to others) it must be called what it was — a full-on threat perpetrated by a bully who has forgotten that he was elected to office to protect Nevadans, not sound like he’s shaking them down. [emphasis added]

Enough is enough. It’s time to throw Harry Mason Reid out of office once and for all. This constituent will do his part, to the best of his physical and fiscal abilities make sure that event takes place come November 2010.

For all of his “accomplishments”, Nevada’s unemployment rate is at an all-time high of 13%. Nevadans from all walks of life are struggling to make ends meet, keep their roofs over their heads, and provide for their familes while Harry Two-Face plays his “hardscrabble, up-from-poverty, Nevada-proud” act to the voters, only to turn around and knife them in the back and sell out the best interest of the state to activist thugs who don’t give a damn about Nevada residents. I’m sick and tired of him and his ilk.

It’s high time that all Nevada voters throw that dirty, rotten slimeball in the trash can and haul him off to the waste dump of defeat. Anything less that will be unacceptable.

08/27/09

Ted Kennedy: A Sobering Look Back

The NRO editors penned a brutally honest, yet civil post-mortem retrospective on the late U.S. Senator from Massachusetts:

As a member of the modern American aristocracy, Senator Kennedy believed that he had a mandate to use his power to do good for the least well-off among us, and that cast of mind is, at its core, admirable. Among the better achievements of his life, Kennedy lent moral support to important civil-rights and voting-rights legislation. Unhappily, he mistook power for wisdom, and he very often left things worse than he had found them. He meddled in Northern Ireland to no good end, contributed mightily to the politicization of the federal courts, sought to regulate and restrict political speech, appeased the Soviets, contributed to the American defeat in Vietnam, and attempted to apply the Vietnam template to Iraq. A child of privilege, he worked energetically to deny school-choice scholarships to poor black children in Washington, D.C. His ideas on taxes, immigration, and social welfare were reliably counterproductive.

Also, Chappaquiddick, Robert Bork, Clarence Thomas, et. al. do not go ignored. RTWT.