Like REALLY REALLY real. I'm totally serial.
And if you want any proof, well, that's just harassment. So just accept what you're told, or we'll make fun of you and call you a 'denier.' That'll show you!
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When in England at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of ‘empire building’ by George Bush.Before you fire up the grill today, take a moment to remember those who made America possible.
He answered by saying, “Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return.”
The fact that Taliban militants’ spare time involves sodomizing young boys should by no means be any kind of surprise or eyebrow raiser. That a mass pathology such as this occurs in a culture which demonizes the female and her sexuality -- and puts her out of mind and sight -- is only to be expected. To be sure, it is a simple given that the religious male fanatic who flies into a violent rage even at the thought of an exposed woman’s ankle will also be, in some other dysfunctional and dark secret compartment of his fractured life, the person who leads some poor helpless young boy into his private chambers.
In the dysfunctional and morbid paradigms of this culture, the idea of love is, obviously, completely absent from men's understanding of sexuality. Like the essence of Arab masculinity, it is reduced to a form of prison sex: hurting others with violence. A gigantic rupture inevitably develops between men and women, where no harmony, affection or equality is allowed to exist. 
This lust for violence against “the enemy” and the accompanying yearning to die in the process are fuelled by the morbid earthly existence that is engendered by militant Islam. Indeed, there exists very few reasons for males to value their time on earth; their freedom of action and ability to experience joy and pleasure are extremely limited in terms of what is allowed. To be sure, most young men have absolutely no experience in love, sex, affection or friendship with females, and they have no outlet for their libido, which, to further pathologize the mindset, they regard as evil temptation. Killing and dying, therefore, become the only areas where free will can be exercised.
As devastating as this story is, what the NAACP and Al Sharpton have done about it will simply take your breath away: not only did the NAACP ignore hundreds of requests to assist this woman because it was ‘outside the scope of their mission’, but they joined forces with Al Sharpton, and sent their lawyers to speak out IN SUPPORT OF THE RAPISTS.
You heard me right.
Even though there is conclusive DNA evidence and signed confessions, the NAACP and Al Sharpton are saying that it is ‘unfair’ to not offer bail to these four alleged rapists. They even had a press release about it.
When it comes to a 2012 primary season, it is imperative that candidates hold each other accountable for their records, for any disparity between their actions and words, for promises made and not kept, and for any and all inconsistencies. I want grassroots conservative bloggers, columnists, television commentators, and hosts calling it like they see it, putting those records front and center, and having a zero-tolerance policy for phonies and do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do nonsense. That is the only way to try to ensure that the strongest, most capable, most genuinely conservative candidate rises to the top. I want candidates challenging the heck out of each other. And I want us challenging them, too.
Secondly, I’ve had about enough of folks on the right trying to discourage candidates from running by insisting right off the bat that they could never win. Candidates are labeled unelectable, unpresidential, too polarizing, not polished enough, too unconventional, or some other absurd description. And so I ask — what are you folks so afraid of? Why are you so terrified of Sarah Palin, Herman Cain, and others entering the race and showing voters what they’ve got? Whether or not they are able to adeptly articulate their message and/or possess a proven commitment to conservatism will be heard by voters. The American people will make their decision. And I have to question the motives of anyone who wants to silence a candidate before the battle has even begun.
Conservatives, 2012 isn’t a fight we can afford to lose. And it’s not just about defeating Barack Obama. It’s about supporting someone who can be trusted to get this country back on track. You and I both know that plenty of politicians with GOP labels stamped on their foreheads are in no way committed to principled conservatism, and can in no way be counted on to exhibit strong leadership when it comes to fiscal responsibility, entitlement reform, and reawakening the values that built this country. By challenging candidates — and by them challenging each other — American voters will begin to separate the men from the boys, the women from the girls.
Jack Stuef, the Wonkette writer behind the “Trig is retarded” piece which ended up costing Wonkette the entirety of its advertisers (Blogads remains because they have to: they co-own the turkey but can only get the Clintonista astroturf ads nowadays) is out.Emphasis is mine. The entirety of their advertisers. Every single company bailed out of Wonkette like the place was on fire. We didn't even have to organize a boycott. We didn't have to howl, scream, picket or threaten. The folks in charge of these companies recognized the difference between right and wrong, and they refused to be associated with wrong.
Anna Good uses the term "polarizing" to describe Governor Palin. I've heard the same adjective used as a beating stick against her too many times to count, so what exactly are people saying? It seems like the 'P' word gets tossed out there when people take umbrage at someone's refusal to sit down, shut up, roll over, or play dead. Women especially who have some fight in them are labeled "polarizing" because, of course, women aren't supposed to be so firm. Nonsense. If I were the Governor, I would wear "polarizing" as a badge of honor.Just an excerpt. RTWT--it's long, but worth it. Well done indeed, Ms. Ross.
Look, there's supposed to be a difference between light and darkness, truth and lies, common sense and absurdity. Governor Palin personifies that difference, and some choose to call it polarizing. More power to them. In reality, she would better be termed galvanizing. But they fixate on the polarizing meme to promote the idea that she doesn't have it in her to bring people together, can't work across the aisle, and therefore can't win an election against President Obama. Lies, all of it. Perhaps that argument could be given credence if she didn't have a record we can examine. In Alaska, she was certainly not obsessively partisan. Her record indicates that she functioned with a clear commitment to ethics, transparency in government, and service. It was for this reason she was simultaneously loved by all who respected what was right and despised by those who were corrupt, at best--regardless of Party affiliation. It's that firm, fearless commitment to what's right for our country that America needs--and it's the only thing that will defeat President Obama in 2012.
Anna Good underestimates the multitudes of Americans who stand in Governor Palin's corner. This is clear in her faulty assessment of why she is our choice for President. She reduces our support to a simple infatuation with her "down-home sense" and the fact that she "isn't polished," and she seeks to educate us to the reality that those things won't win elections. As one of those supporters, let me take her to school: although we do find Governor Palin's genuineness and ability to connect with people a breath of fresh air, she certainly is not the candidate of our choice based on those qualities alone.
"If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice."Pick a side. Good, Evil or Wrong. Your call.
The right turned on the former speaker. Here is why.
First up, Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post: “The irony is great here. The current House leadership, built on a not-Gingrich philosophy (e.g. focused, self-effacing), is telling the former speaker to put a cork in it. Gingrich is approaching the status of former Supreme Court Justice David Souter, the Republican appointee whose only rooting section was on the left. Gingrich likes to posit himself as an anti-establishment figure, but where is the grass-roots support for his attack on the House Medicare reform? There is none.”The cheese stands alone.
So all you adult children out there, here are a few things you will resent being told, but it's clear that you just don't "get."
3. "Rich people don't pay enough in taxes" is another childish notion. Adults know that the so called "rich" pay so much more of the total income taxes on a percentage basis than the rest of us do that only a child could buy in to that notion. Many dozens of studies which childish people ignore clearly show that. Closing your eyes and covering your ears won't change that. Neither will watching only certain TV news shows that ignore it.
4. Another childish idea is that people who have succeeded in making lots of money somehow "owe" a debt to people who haven't. (for whatever reason) Or that if taxes are raised on "rich" people, the budget can be balanced without actually cutting what government spends. Simple math shows that even if the government confiscated 100% of the earnings of the millionaires and billionaires the gap cannot be closed. If you don't believe that just watch the video on the sidebar of this blog. (Title: Dear President Obama, please watch this video) Don't worry, it's presented in a way that even a child can understand it.
5. Only a child would believe that the US Constitution is old and irrelevant. It mattered then and it matters now. It's the rule book for government. You couldn't play any sport without a rule book. What makes you think you could live in a country without one?
If you don't like the rules, there is a way to change them. But it's not by ignoring them or appointing judges to pretend they say what some people want them to say instead of what they were written to mean. And you don't need to be a lawyer to know what that was, only an adult.
“Taking back control of the House last year was only the first step,” Palin says in the mailer from SarahPac, sent out nationwide. “Now you and I must fix our eyes on 2012. Our goal is to take back the White House and the Senate.”
Palin headed into 2011 with more than $1.3 million in her political action committee.
Last month, she further sparked White House buzz when she rolled out a new website for her PAC that included significantly more content and features, as well as a method for Palin to gather email addresses and information from her supporters.
I've also been pounding this point for a while, pointing out where libertarians voting for a 'Libertarian' over a conservative/libertarian Republican has been crucial in helping elect socialists, communists, and fascists.
Here in Michigan, a solid conservative Republican Rocky Raczkowski expressed many ideas and policies that libertarians could get around, but the libertarians still ran two candidates against him, one an official Libertarian and another an independent. Too late they realized the error of their ways, and in the last week of the race both dropped out to endorse Rocky, but many people had already voted absentee or didn't know about them dropping out and endorsing Rocky, and they received enough votes that together they helped Democrat Gary Peters get elected, a man whose policies and views and ideas are considerably opposed to libertarians. See my post Libertarian Candidate Drops out of MI-9th Race and Endorses GOP Candidate Rocky- Dem Congressman Peters Calls All Libertarians 'Fringe'.
Back in 2008, I wrote a post on how Michigan Supreme Court Judge Cliff Taylor, who was a libertarian's dream version of a candidate, lost because he was a Republican and the Libertarians sucked off enough votes that he was defeated by a leftist activist judge who has continually issued decisions that attack human freedom and liberty. Taylor lost 39% to 49% to Dianne Hathaway... but a motivated and organized and active Libertarian base gave 11% to a no-chance-of-winning candidate named Robert Roddis who was not any more demonstratively libertarian that Taylor- if that 11% would have been given to the proper candidate, libertarians would have been much more happy with the result.
"We" are not a wealthy "society". You and I live in a place that has some rich people and some poor people and some in-between people. "We" don't "just have to" do anything. There may be things you need to do or things I want to do, but we aren't part of some borg-like collective with collective responsibilities, wants and needs.RTWT and welcome View From The Porch to my blogroll.
If you want to be compassionate, go be compassionate. I know that's usually what I do when I'm feeling compassionate, not expect some entity called "the government" to go be compassionate for me. Mailing a check to the government to help the poor because you're feeling compassionate is like handing the local crackhead a twenty to fetch you a pizza because you're feeling hungry.
If you think something needs to be done, you should do it. You should not assume everybody else thinks the same way or that somebody else will take care of it for you. You and I are not sticks in a fasces or cells in a jellyfish; we are individuals with the right to live our own individual lives without someone else telling us what we have to do.
Kenobi and a group of his followers were eventually captured while fleeing the system, and taken aboard the Death Star, which was in the midst of surveying the recent environmental disaster on Alderaan. Darth Vader called it a “targeted operation,” although officials said four tie fighters were lost because of "mechanical failures" and had to be destroyed to keep them from falling into hostile hands.(HT AoSHQ)
In addition to Kenobi, two men and one wookiee were killed, one believed to be his young apprentice and the other two his couriers, according to an admiral who briefed reporters under Imperial ground rules forbidding further identification. A woman was killed when she was used as a shield by a male combatant, the Admiral said. Two droids were also reported missing.
“No Stormtroopers were seriously harmed,” Lord Vader said. “They took care to avoid civilian casualties. After a firefight, I defeated my former master and took custody of his body.” Jedi tradition requires burial within 24 hours, but by doing it in deep space, Imperial authorities presumably were trying to avoid creating a shrine for his followers.
Continuing his crusade against the peaceful religion of Islam, President George W. Bush Sunday ordered a cowardly sneak attack on a Pakistan compound containing al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.
Consistent with the Bush-Cheney tactic of targeting non-combatants, the raid resulted in the murder of an innocent woman and three men in addition to bin Laden, who understandably had armed himself in an attempt to save his life against overwhelming odds. …
Navy SEALs who burst into the compound opened fire without reading Obama his Miranda rights, a breach typical of Bush’s contempt for the rule of law. In a blunder highlighting the incompetence of the U.S. military, of which Bush is commander-in-chief, a helicopter was destroyed in the raid resulting in a loss of millions of dollars to taxpayers.
How about you, Wraith, are you in touch with the Lord on these things too? Has the Lord told you it's OK to hate all Muslims? How about blacks and gays and liberals? You hate any of them too?Well, I'm a very recent Christian, having spent the first 41 years of my life as an atheist. So, if I am 'in touch with the Lord,' it's still in the baby-step stage.------------
As it happens, I don't hate anyone. I do, in fact, denounce any 'culture' that incorporates and encourages gang rape, cutting off the clitori of infant girls, and murdering people for being raped, being gay or daring to question the dominant religious paradigm. The question is, why do so many liberals defend these things?
As for your other snide remarks, I've sucked enough dick to realize that hating gays would mean hating half of my bisexual self. And of course I hate Black folks...that's why two of my three hopes for the Presidency in 2012 are LtC Allen West and Herman Cain.
Next time you want to talk about me, you might want to get my attention so we can have one of those civil discussion type things. As I'm well aware of liberal habits(deleting or altering comments their tiny little minds can't argue with), I'll be posting this unedited on my blog. Just FYI.
Wraith, Sorry it took me so long to get back to this one. I'll check out your blog where I'm sure by now I'll find your apology for having accused me wrongly of altering and deleting comments. This one of yours was posted the day you sent it.See, folks, here's a fantastic example of Leftist tactics. (Emphasis in my last paragraph above, added.)
Which brings me to my ponderings. I think fear is at the core of liberalism, and love/trust is at the core of conservatism. Liberalism is about control. Conservatism is about self-empowerment.Go to The Last Refuge and RTWT. Over and over. You may never find a more insightful and truthful analysis of the whole Left/Right schism. And Sundance's defintion of 'Conservative'
This is an important distinction and so I repeat, “fear is at the core of liberalism“.
Control is a reaction to fear. I think in terms or politics and society – the fear behind liberalism is the fear that someone might withhold things (opportunities, money, whatever) from me, fear that if you live your life in a way I dislike that it might affect my life, fear that if you get that job, there will be nothing left for me. Fear that if you make tons of money, it’s means there’s less money out there for me. So these people seek control as a means of trying to create guarantees and safeguards against those circumstances they fear. (*Think about re-distributive wealth policies).
The conservative (and moderate, independent, but for the sake of expediency, the conservative), on the other hand, relies on himself to meet his own needs. And the trade off of being free to live his life as he wishes is also understanding that he has to make peace with how you live yours. By extension, aware that he wants to be able to hold onto this liberty and freedom forever, the conservative votes accordingly, so that everyone can remain free and in charge of his or her own life.
A different Angle on the "muslim funeral rite"Posted by Ann Barnhardt - May 8, AD 2011 10:19 PM MSTI have read all of the well-written essays and articles on the unbelievable capitulation to the muslim political cult with regards to the funeral rite allegedly afforded to Bin Laden's corpse on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson. Yes, the pleas for the fake moon god "allah" to have mercy on Bin Laden's soul and for the same fake moon god's wrath upon the infidels is simply nauseating. It has been said by others, and let me join my voice to theirs.But there is one passage in the funeral rite that jumped out at me that I have not seen anyone else write about. This particular passage is just another way to show and prove how utterly satanic and evil the islamic cult is, and how diametrically opposed islam is to not only the Judeo-Christian milieu, but also to all human civilization in general. Here is the excerpt, taken from the U.S. Navy's burial ceremony guide:“O allah, forgive him, have mercy on him, pardon him, grant him security, provide him a nice place and spacious lodgings, wash him (off from his sins) with water, snow and ice, purify him from his sins as a white garment is cleansed from dirt, replace his present abode with a better one, replace his present family with a better one, replace his present partner with a better one, make him enter paradise and save him from the trials of grave [sic] and the punishment of hell.”I read that and felt like I had been punched in the stomach. And then I remembered that was a muslim prayer, and thus it has satan as its source and nadir. I should, by now, know to EXPECT the most awful, hateful, destructive and rotten fruits from all things muslim, but (thankfully) I'm not completely jaded yet. Did you see the two phrases that stunned me?"...replace his present family with a better one, replace his present partner with a better one..."Just sit in stillness with that for a moment. Imagine that your spouse or one of your parents or grandparents has just died. You, your entire family and all of your family friends are at the funeral, and the priest or minister says, "Merciful Lord Jesus, please replace this man's wife with a better wife and replace his family with a better family in heaven."The spousal relationship and the family bond is the number one image of God in our earthly lives. God is trying to let us have of taste of what He has within Himself through marriage and family. He also repeatedly uses the reality of marriage and fidelity in marriage as an analogue for His love for us. We are in a covenant with God - not a contract. Marriage is the same - a covenant, NOT a mere contract. Read the Song of Songs or the book of Hosea to see marriage as an image, both the honeymoon and the tough part requiring sacrifice and fidelity. Finally, read the Pauline epistles wherein Paul can't hardly get through a chapter without reminding one and all that Christ is the Bridegroom and the Church is His Bride. Read about Jesus telling us that through Him we are adopted sons and daughters of God - coheirs to the Kingdom of Heaven. Remember Jesus teaching us by example to call God "Abba", which literally means "Daddy".Now go back up and read the muslim funerary quote. You find me a muslim man who is in love with his one wife and will tell you that the best part of his day is waking up next to his best friend and I'll show you a muslim apostate.Islam is evil. There is nothing even remotely good about it. Even the funerals are satanic and designed to destroy human love and break people's hearts. Looking forward to heaven? Don't bother. Your spouse has a new, better spouse to replace your sorry @$$, and your parents have new, better children to replace the walking disappointment that is YOU. No one loves you, you are a disappointment and a mistake, and no one is waiting for you. So sayeth allah the merciful.Where's my lighter . . . ?
Prohibition was introduced as a fraud; it has been nursed as a fraud.
It is wrapped in the livery of Heaven, but it comes to serve the devil.
It comes to regulate by law our appetites and our daily lives.
It comes to tear down liberty and build up fanaticism, hypocrisy, and intolerance. It comes to confiscate by legislative decree the property of many of our fellow citizens. It comes to send spies, detectives, and informers into our homes; to have us arrested and carried before courts and condemned to fines and imprisonments. It comes to dissipate the sunlight of happiness, peace, and prosperity in which we are now living and to fill our land with alienations, estrangements, and bitterness.
It comes to bring us evil–only evil–and that continually. Let us rise in our might as one and overwhelm it with such indignation that we shall never hear of it again as long as grass grows and water runs. — Roger Q. Mills, 1887
It is not the business of government to make men virtuous or religious, or to preserve the fool from the consequences of his own folly. Government should be repressive no further than is necessary to secure liberty by protecting the equal rights of each from aggression on the part of others, and the moment governmental prohibitions extend beyond this line they are in danger of defeating the very ends they are intended to serve. – Henry George
It is not the business of government what we put in our bodies.
And give ‘em hell, Tam!Nuff Said.
So, of course, the White House wants to slap on another tax of your gasoline usage - by the mile. And with tracking devices added to your car so they can make sure that you’re paying the tax. Because the urban academic elitist in the Oval Office right now hasn’t pumped his own gas, taken his own kids to the drive-through, or even probably done his own shopping for years now.Back in the days of old, when I was kicking it with a couple of dudes named Flintstone and Rubble, I was rollin' the Badass Pimp Ride: a 1976 Ford LTD station wagon. (Don't laugh--I lost my cherry in that car.) With a worn-out 400 motor hauling around two tons of rust, smeg and grot, you know my carbon footprint was visible from space. Back then, I screamed, bitched and cussed because it took TWENTY DOLLARS to fill the tank on that beast.
Personally, I felt this anomaly was very compelling. I mean, what are the odds that this unique pattern of pixels would be naturally repeated side-by-side in addition to the repeated pixels in the ’1s’ above it?
This had me wondering why a person would have to duplicate a blank ‘check box’ in field #4 if they were producing a fraudulent LFBC for Barrack Obama based on an existing birth certificate?
Most birth certificates would have three blank check boxes in field #4, because field #4 is used to list the birth order of twins and triplets. So, I surmised that if another birth certificate was used as a basis for Obama’s LFBC, it likely belonged to a twin or triplet…perhaps even the Nordyke twins who are widely known to have been born in Kapiolani Hospital the day after Obama.
Ministry of Public Enlightenment & PropagandaPosted by Ann Barnhardt - May 3, AD 2011 1:15 PM MSTHere's the deal. There were three or four Facebook fan pages dedicated to "Drafting Allen West for President". Facebook took all of those sites down yesterday. Facebook is an arm of the Obama regime. Facebook is Obama's Ministry of Public Enlightenment & Propaganda. Facebook is running interference for Obama. Straight up. Do you understand why I won't have anything to do with that Commie outfit?Why are they doing this? Because they KNOW that LTC. Rep. West would beat Obama like a rented red-headed mule in a head-to-head.Conversely, Facebook will fall all over itself to facilitate Romney, Pawlenty or any of the other no-name pathetic RINO unelectables out there. Wise up, people. This is a CLEAR TELL on the part of the Obama regime. They QUAKE and TREMBLE at the thought of a West candidacy.I recommend that everyone who is interested in the "Draft Allen West" movement go to this site, which was just started up yesterday after Facebook got their Geheime Staatspolizei on:
Andrew McCarthy is another. In a post on National Review he writes this:
So, assuming as we should the legitimacy of the long-form birth certificate produced yesterday….
Yeah, see that's part of the problem, Andrew. Why should I assume that a document suddenly produced after 3 years of legal wrangling, delay, denial, and millions of dollars of legal defense is the genuine article? Tell me, what has Hussein0 done to merit this grace of the assumption-this "benefit of the doubt"? By that standard, John Kerry would have been President and Dan Rather would still have a job.
Of course, some personal soap opera-issues spring up from time to time with every candidate through the media, but never anything like what we’re seeing with Palin. We’ve never seen the Left and their media allies weaponize children to delegitimize, defame, and attempt to define a politican before.But there's absolutely no media bias at all in America. Really.
And we all know that the bottom line here is that on close examination, everyone’s family has all the trappings of a soap opera and even a opportunistic creep like Levi Johnston willing to peddle dirt. The choice of whether or not to explode all of this into the media narrative of a political figure’s life is up to the media, and in the case of Sarah Palin the media has chosen to do this.
Moreover, if you listen closely, you’ll hear a dog whistle that says the media campaign to Alinsky a mother with her own children has only just begun.
Incidentally, the reason this comes up at all is that there are Supreme Court decisions that appear to state that one must have two citizen parents (at the time of birth) to be considered "natural born." Left undecided in any sort of fashion that stands on its own is whether someone born here, but to one citizen parent (and the other parent a foreign national) is "natural born."Read The Whole Thing. You can scoff, scream, whine and hurl insults and accusations all you want--but you cannot break the arguments. Try.
This should be directed to the US Supreme Court. There is plenty of doubt over whether a child that is born in the United States to an illegal immigrant is a "natural born" citizen. Indeed, it's open question whether such a person is even entitled to citizenship at all under the 14th Amendment, although we have permitted this for years. In addition a child born to one citizen parent and the other a foreign national in the United States is a citizen under existing law, but whether they're "natural born" has never been definitively answered; the rulings on the matter have instead focused on two citizen parents, leading to a reasonable assumption that lacking two citizen parents you are not "natural born."
This distinction only matters for the President and Vice-President. And before you say it shouldn't, think carefully. The President may well have to order troops into a foreign land. Will he be willing to do so if his father is a citizen of the country he is now called upon to attack? It is precisely for this reason that the "natural born" clause exists.