A snippet won't do. Brigid's analysis and commentary must be read from start to finish.
Read it until you comprehend it in full. Then you'll know who we are, and why we think how we think and do what we do.
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Other than accusing conservatives of racism, Nazism, fascism, sexism, extremism, jingoism, ism-ism, wanting to kill the elderly, kill politicians, kill illegal aliens, kill mom and pop stores, kill the poor, kill the children, end women’s health care, cause tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes and the expansion of the brown recluse’s range—liberals NEVER use the FEAR CARD.Word.
This is what happens when you don't bother actually watching the video I posted, or looking into the provenance of what you're arguing over - you just throw crap at the wall. Nathan goes on to post a PDF that he scanned which shows his "layers."
Unfortunately, in doing so, he proved that I'm correct.
See, the issue isn't layers. Yes, the layers are suspicious, but they're not the smoking gun. The smoking gun is that there are no chromatic artifacts in the Obama document, but the document is allegedly a color scan of an actual piece of paper, and we know it had to be a color scan because the background is allegedly color safety paper.
This debate is not, at this point, about whether Obama was born in the United States. There are plenty of people who question that, but this case simply isn't about that any more.
This case is about whether a sitting President presented an altered - that is, forged - document to the American public and claimed it was authentic. You cannot at the same time have Hawaii state that they made two PHOTOCOPIES of an original in a book and then have the White House and AP release "scanned" copies of that document which appear to have been printed on entirely-different paper, never mind that one of them is clearly not a simple scan.
The evidence strongly supports this allegation. The obvious next question is this: What, Mr. President, are you trying to hide, and we then must turn to whether a sitting President should be permitted to erase the tapes that document his knowledge of a break-in to a hotel....
Logic, Fact, Truth and the Ability to Discern ThemPosted by Ann Barnhardt - April 28, AD 2011 1:11 PM MST
I must admit, the past 24 hours or so have been particularly dispiriting - and not because of anything the Obama regime has done, but because of the response by the so-called "right", or "conservatives", or "patriots" or whatever you want to label it. I sit astounded at the massive cowardice and moral failure of the right, and I also sit astounded at the seeming total incapacity of most people to think in a logical, reasoned, critical way. I knew that the Marxist infiltration of the education system had actively attacked critical thinking and logic and purged these concepts from school curricula (Logic is a mathematical concept - were you taught logic in high school algebra or calc classes? Nope. They stopped teaching it 30 years ago.), but I still thought that there was a residual remnant left in the populace. If there is, that remnant is miniscule to the point of being quantum.
I have received many emails, some of them nasty, gloating and obscene, about the NRO (National Review Online) piece claiming that the Obama birth certificate "layering" was due to text-reading, or OCR (optical character reading) software associated with some scanners.Here's where the LOGIC comes in. If you scroll down two posts to Mr. Denninger's YouTube clip*, he OBJECTIVELY PROVES that the Obama BC image is NOT a scan. Scanners CAN NOT generate full-saturation black text as is evident on the Obama file. This is not Mr. Denninger's opinion. This is not Ann Barnhardt's opinion. This is a fact, rooted in physics, namely Newtonian Optics. THEREFORE, any argument put forth by ANY person or group that is built on the premise that the Obama document is a scan, is an argument built upon a FALSE PREMISE, and therefore the logical truth table beneath that argument utterly, totally and completely collapses. Put in its simplest terms:The Obama BC file is not a scan.
Therefore, scanning software could not have generated the layers.
Q.E.D.Shame on NRO for publishing their piece to begin with, and mega-shame on them for not retracting it. Shame on Drudge, Rush Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity, Malkin, HotAir, Breitbart and all the rest for not screaming from the rooftops the TRUTH. The truth is that Obama committed a felony by releasing and attempting to pass a forged document yesterday. We don't need to agonize over all of the many, many errors that exist on that forgery. That is missing the forest for the trees - akin to analyzing a hangnail as a potential cause of death on a person that was publically beheaded. OBAMA ATTEMPTED TO PASS A PROVED FORGED BIRTH CERTIFICATE. What the hell else do you need him to do? Do you need him to personally start cutting the hearts out of children and eating them raw on the front portico of the White House? Are you waiting to see him personally push the button to launch nuclear warheads at U.S. cities? Will you believe that he is a traitor then, or will you still make excuses? Are you so afraid of war that you are willing to guarantee a war in order to avoid having to acknowledge that the war is already upon us?This Obama problem could be ended NOW. The solution has been presented to us on a silver platter with a big, fat red ribbon wrapped around it. The man went on national television and committed a proven felony. Arrest him, his Marxist witch of a fake wife, Jarrett, Biden, Holder and all the rest, try him for treason and dissolve and nullify the Executive Branch and all of its actions since January 20, 2009. Let the Constitutional chain of succession work, swear in Boehner as a placeholder, and make it clear to him that he will NOT be running for re-election, and reset EVERYTHING with the 2012 elections. THIS IS THE EASIEST WAY OUT. THIS IS THE BEST OPTION. Anything less than this, and I seriously doubt that this nation will survive to the end of this year, much less to November of 2012. We are teetering on the very brink of total economic collapse right this second as it is. It could blow LITERALLY at any time.Why can't Limbaugh understand this? Why can't Beck understand this? Or, do they understand this, and are too worried about maintaining their wealth and position to be willing to push their chips all in and stand for the truth?I guess that is the difference between me and them. I would rather die broke, despised and FREE than live ONE DAY as a cowering slave to Marxist tyranny. And with each passing day, it looks more and more like I will be made to prove that sentiment.
Krugman and other progressives have it (as usual) ass backwards. The real "doctor/patient relationship" was only healthy and thriving when patients were consumers of health care and were treated as such. They could demand equal stature with their doctors in making decisions; or choose to cede control to a doctor they trusted to act in their best interest. Now, of course, no one necessarily acts in the patient's (or the consumer's) best interest; but it's very telling that every one asserts they are, almost reflexively and defensively.
Just ask the patients who already are in all those lovely plans that ration their care and make decisions for them--especially the sick ones. I think you might discover that they don't feel they are really in the loop at all.
Do you remember when Sarah Palin said this about drilling:Where, indeed? This is a micro-snippet, go RTWT. Since Governor Palin has way too much class to say it herself, allow me to say it on her behalf...
For years, states rich with an abundance of oil and natural gas have been begging Washington, DC politicians for the right to develop their own natural resources on federal lands and off shore. Such development would mean good paying jobs here in the United States (with health benefits) and the resulting royalties and taxes would provide money for federal coffers that would potentially off-set the need for higher income taxes, reduce the federal debt and deficits, or even help fund a trillion dollar health care plan if one were so inclined to support such a plan.Sounds pretty topical, When did Palin say this? AUGUST OF 2009 when gas was still in the low $2 per gallon. Bloggers covered it. The MSM didn’t. Where would gas prices and the economy be today if the MSM reported this and the president listened to her 2 years ago?
So why is it that during these tough times, when we have great needs at home, the Obama White House is prepared to send more than two billion of your hard-earned tax dollars to Brazil so that the nation’s state-owned oil company, Petrobras, can drill off shore and create jobs developing its own resources? That’s all Americans want; but such rational energy development has been continually thwarted by rabid environmentalists, faceless bureaucrats and a seemingly endless parade of lawsuits aimed at shutting down new energy projects.
Why the Media won't touch me - and never will
Posted by Ann Barnhardt - April 25, AD 2011 9:46 AM MST
Many people are puzzled as to why my exposure to date has been limited exclusively to blogs and internet radio - no mainstream media whatsoever, while Terry Jones is everywhere. There are two very simple reasons:
1. The mainstream media want to present Jones as the face and voice of the anti-jihad, anti-muslim front. As I said in my YouTube clip, Jones is himself a caricature. He is a Deep South redneck (I do not consider that a pejorative, by the way) complete with a handlebar moustache. Further, he is a preacher with a micro-flock of less than 100, many of whom are his family members. He is neither well-spoken nor well-read, and struggles to articulate his points and defend his position. It is clear from what I have seen of him that he has read neither the Suras nor Hadiths, nor is he fluent in history. Additionally, he waffles constantly and is susceptible to pressure and influence from government bureaucrats. Finally, Jones' website has a very prominently featured "DONATE HERE" button. Of course this is who the media wants. How many people in this country can simply LOOK at Terry Jones and say to themselves, "Yeah, I can relate to that guy. Heck, I can even respect him. Heck, I'd like to have dinner with him." Yeah. Not many. No offense to Terry Jones, but we need to be brutally honest here.
Now compare that to me. I am average and unremarkable in appearance. I appreciate all of the guys out there complimenting my looks, but the fact is that I am very average on the looks meter. The only thing I will say is that I have enough walking-around money to be able to afford decent, well-tailored clothes, good make-up, bi-monthly visits to a tanning salon, and hair coloring and straightening. I also am able to jog and exercise regularly - which is also a function of having money and spare time. People can look at me and relate to me - especially women. How many comments have I seen on various blogs from women saying, "Oh my goodness! I LOVE those pink shoes!" Yeah. I'm media poison. I can talk about 4 1/2" peeptoe pumps AND shred the islamic and Marxist milieus in the same breath.
Next, the mainstream media will never have anything to do with me because they know that to do so would be to take the rhetorical equivalent of a chainsaw sideways up the poop chute. They only want to go up against the weak. Jones is weak. The media whores (on both sides - because all mainstream media players are whores chasing a paycheck at the end of the day) are indeed smarter than Jones. They are NOT smarter than me, and they know this. Not that that is saying much.
Finally, I am not a politician chasing campaign donations nor am I accepting any money at all whatsoever. The media cannot impugn or impeach my motives or credibility. They can easily paint Jones as a carney huckster simply looking to gin up collection plate revenues in his 501(c)3.
2. The second big reason the media won't touch me is this: If they don't report on me or my existence NOW, if and when something happens to me at the hands of muslims, they will have no reason or obligation to report on my untimely demise, specifically at WHOSE HANDS my untimely demise was accomplished. If Jones is harmed or killed by muslims (God forbid), the media will report on it and shake their collective heads as they pound into the heads of their gullible thralls that Jones was a kook who had it coming. They will say, "See? This is what happens to stupid, intolerant bigots who don't behave themselves. If he would have just been "nice", he wouldn't have been harmed." And the thralls, who already view Jones as a mere caricature and not a real human being, will nod in agreement. Now, imagine what would happen if I fell. The men of Western Civilization would be enraged because they look at me and want to protect me (which is completely healthy and appropriate, by the way.) The women would be enraged because they look at me and see themselves. There would be no way that the media could spin my fall in any way that could be of benefit to their pro-muslim, pro-Marxist agenda. And that, I think, is the more dispicable angle in all of this.
But, I'll just keep going, exposing what I can, passing along what information and insights I acquire. The key, though, in all of this is YOU. YOU have to be active in this. YOU have to do something in exactly the same way I did something. YOU have to stop being afraid in exactly the same way I stopped being afraid. YOU have to draw YOUR line in the sand and declare, "THIS FAR AND NO FARTHER." YOU have to come to the realization that the only way to save your country and your civilization is being willing to push your chips ALL IN.
For he that will save his life, shall lose it: and he that shall lose his life for My sake, shall find it." --Matthew 16:25
That strange man yelling unintelligibly at Sarah Palin? He’s merely a lowly shepherd proclaiming the birth of our savior. Today is the day we come together to celebrate the snowbilly grifter’s magical journey from Texas to Alaska to deliver to the America the great gentleman scholar Trig Palin. Is Palin his true mother? Or was Bristol? (And why is it that nobody questions who the father is? Because, either way, Todd definitely did it.) It doesn’t matter. What matters is that we are privileged to live in a time when we can witness the greatest prop in world political history.There's more. Much more. The article has apparently been stricken, but this is the internet--you can likely find it if you look. A couple more excerpts are available at the MIM link above. I quote the immortal words of Joseph Welch:
Saying that this is the same old same old, is like saying that gophers digging up your lawn is the same level of disaster as Krakatoa. Over the last couple of years we’ve reached a whole new level of crazy. Our spending has gone insane. We’re spending more money, faster, than all of mankind, throughout all of recorded human history. Economists aren’t sure what’s going to happen, because this has never happened before. Ever. On Earth. We’ve strayed into strange new territory here and there are many possible outcomes if we don’t stray the hell back out. And don’t for a second think that any of those possible outcomes are remotely good. No. They range somewhere between the Great Depression and Mad Max.
No matter how hard you wish, no matter how hard you hope, no matter how much compassion you can fit in your stupid compassionate heart, no matter how much you happen to like some program that helps somebody do something wonderful… math never lies and interest never sleeps. Caring don’t pay the bills.
Government isn’t the solution, it is the problem. McCain sucked. Romney sucks. Anybody who doesn’t grasp the dangers of big government sucks. But that said, if your justification for Obama’s spending lunacy is that the last guy was doing something wrong, you don’t do the same damn thing, only FIVE TIMES bigger and TWICE AS FAST.
I had 3,000 hits before breakfast yesterday, but then I inevitably started getting linked to liberal blogs and the real fun began.More intellectual whoopass to gladden your heart and put a smile on your face.
The interesting thing was that the vast majority of the liberal responses followed the same basic formula, over and over and over again.
- Find something to attack about the messenger.
- Ignore or cherry pick whatever parts of the argument you feel like. (heck, you don’t need to have read it at all!)
- Use step 1 and 2 to prove your intellectual superiority over the messenger.
- Dismiss the argument.
- Repeat until nobody dares to deviate from the group think.
It was fascinating. Here, on the small scale of just one dude’s minor little blog, was a perfect microcosm of what passes for political discourse in our country. This isn’t just how I’m responded to, this is how anybody who disagrees is responded to. Many of you have probably experienced the same thing.
So I’m going to go through the liberal responses to point out the pattern...
If Sarah Palin’s not running for president, what a terrible waste that would be of the single best stump speech I’ve heard since, well, Palin’s ’08 convention speech, which just happened to be the single most electrifying political moment of my adult life. A thrill didn’t just run up my leg that night, it ran up everything in me that’s American, and today in Madison, WI, it happened again. Surrounded by an obnoxiously hostile, astro-turfed, pro-union crowd that tried and failed to drown out her message with obnoxiously hostile astro-turfed noise, the former Alaskan Governor took the fight directly to the growing pile of Obama’s failures in the most effective way we’ve heard yet from a potential GOP challenger.Forget the fools in the LSM who will no doubt give Governor Palin the usual ignore/spin/deride/insult treatment. Go forth, take sixteen minutes out of your life and give a listen to our next President calling out the simpering statist cowards on both sides of the aisle. Now, that's my idea of 'bipartisanship!'
If you want to know why Obama’s Palace Guards in the MSM are determined to destroy this woman and all of popular culture has risen up to help, press PLAY. If you want to know why the GOP Establishment had better start looking over their collective shoulders, press PLAY.
... a number of leaders of Islamic organizations (all of whom publicly opposed the King hearings on Muslim radicalization) were about to be indicted on terror finance support charges by the U.S. attorney’s office in Dallas, which had been investigating the case for most of the past decade.and
But those indictments were scuttled last year at the direction of top-level political appointees within the Department of Justice (DOJ) — and possibly even the White House.
Included in those indictments was at least one of the co-founders of CAIR, based on “Declination of Prosecution of Omar Ahmad,” a March 31 DOJ legal memo from Assistant Attorney General David Kris to Acting Deputy Attorney General Gary Grindler. A second DOJ official familiar with the investigation independently confirmed these details. Omar Ahmad is one of CAIR’s co-founders and its chairman emeritus. He was personally named, along with CAIR itself, as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror finance trial in 2007 and 2008. During the trial FBI Agent Lara Burns testified that both Omar Ahmad and current CAIR executive director Nihad Awad were caught on FBI wiretaps attending a 1993 meeting of Hamas leaders in Philadelphia.
“By closing down these prosecutions,” the source added, “the evidence we’ve collected over the past decade that implicates most of the major Islamic organizations will never see the light of day.”and
To say things are different under Obama and Holder would be an understatement. Many of the people I work with at Justice now see CAIR not just as political allies, but ideological allies. They believe they are fighting the same revolution. It’s scary. And Congress and the American people need to know this is going on.That last quote should be enough to turn your blood to liquid nitrogen. READ THE WHOLE THING...and pass it on.
"...the Jizyah shall be taken from them with belittlement and humiliation. The dhimmi shall come in person, walking not riding. When he pays, he shall stand, while the tax collector sits. The collector shall seize him by the scruff of the neck, shake him, and say "Pay the Jizyah!" and when he pays it he shall be slapped on the nape of the neck."...otherwise, the jihadists will throw a big ol' temper tantrum and start cutting off heads and blowing stuff up(which is, of course, in wild opposition to their usual behavior). Welcome to 1984--or, rather, 632.
Posted by: CarolineTheInfidel
Apr 13, 07:30 AM
Islam does not teach the same sort of compassion for the other that virtually every other religion including today's "secular humanism" teaches. Muslims murder and torture each other without compunction and their own ummah, "brotherhood" has no condemnation to offer. That's because they don't value individual human life the way Christian westerners do. It's not a concept in Islam, which means it's not a concept in Muslims "hearts and minds". Their hearts and minds instead understand what Allah teaches them in the Koran, namely, the Collective Will to Power.
When will our leaders understand this? And moreover understand that it is necessary in the end to treat Muslims in the way they themselves understand moral principles? Which ultimately means that they must be beaten back and vanquished and humiliated by a greater strength. That is clearly what they understand. Every move to win their hearts and minds only strengthens them, emboldens them to advance their own peculiar ethics of the world, which couldn't give a damn about "hearts and minds", as we understand the term. They will accept the shehada from anyone they can swindle and connive to recite it while at the same time are willing to kill anyone who leaves Islam. Whatever it takes to build the army of Islamic soldiers is what their ethics is about.
There is no way of avoiding the reality that the adults in this world are going to have to act like adults and step up and slap, and in a big way, Muslims who have made of their own societies the equivalent of "Lord of the Flies" and who now threaten to overrun every more advanced society with their mayhem. We're going to have to come to terms this reality. Either that or it's simply going to be cruel for all of us, with no kindness in sight, and possibly no one left to come and rescue us off an Island from Hell that in our passivity and cowardice we allowed to be taken over by moral pygmies.
6.5 billion "virtual friends" added together could never, ever equal ONE real, true, present friend. Never forget that.Yeah. It's exactly like that.
With tax day looming just around the corner, many of the folks with refunds coming are considering buying a gun in the annual loose display of “Hey, Gov’t! Be afraid of us!” that annually causes the government to notice absolutely nothing what so ever known as Buy A Gun Day.
Since it’s been a while since I beat on this drum, it’s time to sound it again, and remind people that under no circumstances should you purchase a gun that has a stock made by H-S Precision.
In 10 days, the movie, "Atlas Shrugged" will be released. It has had an awful history. A history delayed perhaps in some cosmic coincidence that mandated the arrival of "Atlas Shrugged" to a world filled with dystopians who no longer read and who are barely capable of comprehending the subject matter in the manner in which it will be presented. The dystopians who don't understand this movie- are the ones who have made it possible.
I am not a political expert. In fact, in the eyes of many of your critics, I am nobody; just a slightly right of center, average American citizen. In other words, Sarah, I am typical of the millions upon millions of citizens of America who believe in you, as you believe in us. You believe we are somebody; that is why I appeal to you.
Liberals, media, and even many Republicans underestimated and misjudged Ronald Reagan. More importantly, they misjudged the American people. They thought a moderate candidate, or even a progressive, would reel us in with more "bread and circuses." They thought that after Carter, we would want change, but not too much. A true conservative, like Reagan, was not to their liking. The people saw it differently.
We loved every word that Ronald Reagan breathed. The "experts" were wrong about him, and about us. He helped us find hope in ourselves and encouraged faith. The change he sought was a return to principles and values that would lift us out of the haze so that we could see the horizon and pilot the ship on a straight and true course.