Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Are Marine And Naval Bases Banning WorldNetDaily?

All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.
George Orwell, "Animal Farm"

... apparently, authorities believe Navy and Marine personnel are not as "equal" as others?

WorldNetDaily, the leading independent Internet news site, has been blocked from computers on U.S. Navy and Marine Corps bases across the country for an undetermined period of time, and an investigation has been launched into how – and why – that happened.

Ironically, for the past 10 years WorldNetDaily has been immensely popular among U.S. military personnel, with countless service people both stateside and abroad emailing WND insider news tips, concerns and notes of appreciation. Indeed, from recent stories like the dismissal of Navy Chaplain James Klingenschmitt for unauthorized praying all the way back to one of the defining issues of the 2000 presidential election – the suppression of the military vote and the subsequent court-ordered recount of Florida's military votes – WND has taken the lead on stories important to the U.S. military.

... we'll continue to follow the story ...

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Eyes Wide Open, But Unable To See

Peace=Capitulation - The Neverending Process.

It must be hard to be Condoleezza Rice. Being the umpteenth envoy assigned to bang your head against the wall called “Mideast peace” is hardly enviable. Each trip, she must hold up the flimsiest straw — last week, the fact of a meeting — and call it progress.

From Rice’s point of view, the situation must seem quite absurd. She must ask herself, don’t the Palestinians realize that if they just stop “struggling” they can have the state they are struggling for? Perhaps she wonders: why don’t Israelis see that, if they just put their cards on the table, the Palestinians are exhausted and ready for a deal?

In Western eyes, peace is so obviously desirable that the idea that it could be seen negatively is rarely considered. But try, for a moment, to look at the situation through Arab eyes. Peace would be the ultimate ratification of Israel’s existence. It would be seen as an abject surrender to the West’s bid to dominate the Arabs.

When it comes to a “political horizon,” the problem is not that the Arabs cannot see a Palestinian state, but that they can see a Jewish one.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

The Bad Consequences of Good Intentions

Living with the Bad Consequences of Good Intentions

In the past forty years, the state of Florida has gone from being a southern backwater to the fourth largest state in the Union. A combination of no state income tax, a low sales tax, relatively low real estate prices and a mild climate attracted many new residents tired of the moribund economies, higher costs of living and colder climes of the northeast and the rust belt. The ocean views from 1200 miles of coastline on the Atlantic ocean and the Gulf of Mexico lured many to build their Robin Leach inspired mini-mansions and Macmansions often alongside or near the more modest cinder-block ranch-style or mobile homes of the early post World War Two, pre-Disney World years.

As Florida enjoyed its third or fourth real estate boom of the 20th century, the growing population required more government services which required more revenue. With no state income tax to share, local governments began to raise millage rates and valuations. As the rising tide of the real estate boom lifted the value of all homes, humble and ostentatious alike, tax bills began to reflect the new market values.

The Good Intention

As the population and wealth flowed into the state, real estate prices began to rise and with them, higher ad valorem tax burdens which threatened to drive many voting citizens from their homes. In 1995, the Florida Constitution was amended with the "Save Our Homes" amendment prohibiting any government from raising property taxes by more than 3% a year. To offer more tax relief voters approved a constitutional amendment granting a second $25,000 homestead exemption.

So much for the good intentions.

The Unintended Consequences

Florida now finds itself in the beginnings of another tax revolt as the owners of new or resale homes are receiving tax bills based on valuations at the market value while their neighbors who are protected under the SOH amendments pay 30%-50% less. The unforeseen consequence was that government, unable to curb its appetite fo revenue would demand that new property owners make up for the losses and limitations of the SOH amendment. In addition, the second $25 k exemption will result in significant revenue losses for many of the smaller, less affluent counties in the state.

Task Forces and Interest Groups throughout the State have been looking at various ways to rectify the situation and this past week, Republicans in the Florida Legislature went so far as to float the idea of no property taxes on homesteads at all. Instead, the state sales tax would be raised to 8.5% which it is said will be the highest in the nation. Coupled with local option sales taxes, the tax bite on retail sales could be near 10% in some counties and cities. Aside from the usual liberal objections about progressive taxes and tax cuts in general, the sticking point in the proposal is that businesses and non-residents would continue to pay the property taxes. This may not be constitutional. Constitutional or not, it certainly doesn't seem fair or sustainable.

Once again, a politically expedient patch could have unintended consequences as business owners and non-homesteaded properties are targeted to make up for the lost revenue.

German Fascism - Coming Soon To Your House?

German authorities who sent 15 uniformed police officers to take custody of a 15-year-old girl who committed the crime of being homeschooled now have suggested a solution that, in their minds, would "resolve" the situation: the parents should give up custody of their other five children. (state of the American States)

She had fallen behind in math and Latin, and was being tutored at home. When school officials in Germany, where homeschooling has been illegal since Adolph Hitler decided he wanted to control the educating of all children, discovered that fact, she was expelled. School officials then took her to court, obtaining a court order requiring she be committed to a psychiatric ward because of her "school phobia."

"Melissa’s father, Hubert Busekros, said he and his lawyer were offered a compromise this week that they could not accept," the HSLDA said. "The authorities wanted the Busekros's to give up custody of their other five children in order to resolve this situation. Hubert said the authorities are considering doing psychiatric exams on the other five children in order to implicate Hubert and his wife as unfit parents and thereby break up the family."

You Can Have It With Sugar On Top - Sweetening Kim's Deal

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Remember The NAU And The NAFTA Highway? Trial Run Set To Begin

What Your Government Says Didn't Exist Already Set To Begin

... Ha! The Liberal Unions are being replaced by Mexicans! What's good for the Goose is ....

[A] DOT spokesman also affirmed to WND the FMCSA has now drafted regulations that the DOT Inspector General has accepted, after an audit of the enforcement mechanisms and regulations the FMCSA created.
The Teamsters Union posed to WND a series of "unanswered questions," including:

-Will the drivers be checked against the terror watch list, or will our borders be open to anyone with a Mexican driver's license?
-Will the drivers be required to carry a Mexican passport as U.S. citizens are required to present their passports when entering the country from Mexico?
-Will all U.S. standards be applied to Mexican drivers, including the requirement that U.S. drivers undergo regular physicals and meet minimum age requirements?
-Will Mexican truck drivers participating in the pilot program be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing in U.S. labs? Who will oversee the collection of random samples for drug and alcohol testing of the Mexican drivers while they are in the U.S.?
-Will U.S. wage and hour laws be enforced for Mexican drivers during the pilot program? How will DOT enforce hours of service rules and prevent false log books and fatigued drivers from entering the U.S.?
-How can DOT assure the U.S. public that all trucks will be inspected by U.S. officials in Mexico and at the U.S. border when fewer that 10 percent of all Mexican trucks entering the commercial zone are inspected today?

... Money Trumps Unions?

Friday, February 23, 2007

2,158 Americans Murdered Per Year - By Illegal Aliens

Illegal aliens are killing more Americans than the Iraq war, says a new report from Family Security Matters that estimates some 2,158 murders are committed every year by illegal aliens in the U.S. The group says that number is more than 15 percent of all the murders reported by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the U.S. and about three times the representation of illegal aliens in the general population.

Our Future - Imposing Islamic Law Through Our Own Institutions

Or, Not Actually Fighting The W.O.T.

I saw something eerie this week. It wasn't an apparition exactly, but rather a head-spinning blur of headlines about global jihad that, rather incredibly, began to take on the unmistakable shape of a British old school tie.

How? Maybe I should start by explaining it was the old school tie that came to mind first in the form of a new publication on British education: namely, a 72-page manifesto (sorry, "guidance") from the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) on how British state schools might better accommodate children from the Muslim community, which, according to the 2001 census, makes up 2.7 percent of the British population.

Did I say "better" accommodate their Muslim pupils? I mean, much, much better accommodate them. In fact, if the British were to adopt half of the MCB's recommendations for making British schooling Muslim-friendly, they might as well re-issue the 19th-century boy's school classic as Abdullah Brown's School Days. At the crux of the Muslim council's document is a call for special treatment for Britain's Muslim students that is so special as to reorient the entire British system according to Islamic law.

... a well written piece from Diana West of the Wash Times, and a road we're headed down ...

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Update! - Ramos Attorney Calls For Mistrial

The prosecutor in the high-profile case that sent border agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean to prison never showed the defense a potentially exculpatory Department of Homeland Security memo.

The document, an April 12, 2005, memo by Special Agent Christopher Sanchez, was first made public by WND in a report published Feb. 6. Mary Stillinger, attorney for Compean, confirmed she learned of the memo from the WND story.

"This is huge," Stillinger told WND, arguing the government's failure to disclose the document to the defense denied her client his right to a fair trial and establishes the basis for declaring a mistrial.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Tick, Tick, Tick - Bush Administration Close To Explosive Meltdown

Like The Dubai Ports Deal, The Illegal Alien Problem Is A Ticking Bomb!

With mounting bipartisan criticism from Republican congressmen and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D.-Calif.) the Department of Justice has stepped up an unprecedented public relations campaign to defend its prosecution of former Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, now serving 11- and 12-year prison terms. But new facts keep emerging to prove that this prosecution was a gross injustice.CNN judicial expert Jeffrey Toobin described it as "one of the most unusual prosecutions I've ever seen ... I am baffled why this case was brought."

The government prosecuted Ramos and Compean criminally for acts that called only for an administrative reprimand, based the case on the testimony of an admitted drug smuggler brought back from Mexico and induced to testify by a grant of immunity, withheld crucial evidence from the jury, used the wrong law (that carries a mandatory additional 10-year sentence), and now won't release the transcript of the trial without which the border guards cannot appeal. The smuggler's reward for his testimony was immunity, U.S. medical treatment, and a government-issued border pass.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Back Stabbers - Democrats Hating Our Troops

The Assault on the Grunts

Immediately attacked as an “escalation of the war in Iraq,” the troop surge became a hot-button issue from the moment that it was announced, and, under the new Democratic leadership has worsened considerably. The House and Senate have both been increasingly vocal about their desire to derail the U.S. efforts in Iraq. Whether out of the desire to “save the lives of future American soldiers,” or simply out of the long-held yearning defeat and disgrace the hated President Bush, attempts to hamstring current operations, and to prevent flexibility and adjustment in strategy going forward, have moved to front and center on congressional Democrats’ agenda.

They are correct on only one count: the resolutions do, in fact, send a message -- but it’s not to the White House: the message is directed to our troops and our enemies, letting the former know that the vital backing from their homeland -- both in will and in finances -- is on life-support, and telling the latter that the American front in this war is so fractured that our determination to keep fighting could evaporate at any time. Said Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, “It's pretty clear that a resolution that in effect says that the general going out to take command of the arena shouldn't have the resources he thinks he needs to be successful certainly emboldens the enemy and our adversaries.” The troops aren’t fools: they hear, they understand.

... and those Republicans that joined the Dems? There's a plane (full of snakes) leaving for Iran today! Be on it!
Republican Traitors:
Mike Castle (Del.)
Howard Coble (N.C.)
Tom Davis (Va.)
John Duncan (Tenn.)
Phil English (Pa.)
Wayne Gilchrest (Md.)
Bob Inglis (S.C.)
Timothy Johnson (Ill.)
Walter Jones (N.C.)
Ric Keller (Fla.)
Mark Kirk (Ill.)
Steven LaTourette (Ohio)
Ron Paul (Texas)
Tom Petri (Wis.)
Jim Ramstad (Minn.)
Fred Upton (Mich.)
Jim Walsh (N.Y.)

Friday, February 16, 2007

The Trouble With Islam - Especially In Canada!

TORONTO (AP) � Irshad Manji has plenty of enemies among her fellow Muslims. Her critique of Islam is frank and fierce. She defends the invasion of Iraq. She sympathizes with Israel. She’s a lesbian and doesn’t try to hide it.

“Then there is the hair,” she adds, referring to the spiky highlights that sharpen her live-wire manner.

What has brought this Uganda-born Asian-Canadian to prominence is her book, “The Trouble With Islam Today,” just out in paperback in the United States where she has been touring and talking.

“Through our screaming self-pity and our conspicuous silences, we Muslims are conspiring against ourselves,” she writes. “We’re in crisis and we’re dragging the rest of the world with us. If ever there was a moment for an Islamic reformation, it’s now.”

... Wow! A Lesbian Muslim - In Canada! With All Those Radical Muslims!

Preaching Jihad In Tampa - Terrorism In America

Tampa's Racist Radio

Islamists around the United States are playing games with the American public. While supporting extremist causes and the hate-filled ideologies of the Muslim Brotherhood – the violent group that spawned Hamas and Al-Qaeda – they have gotten involved, as well, in interfaith activities. Of course, it’s difficult to criticize someone that is engaged in something so innocuous as interfaith. It highlights a danger in our society of a fifth column disguised as a friend.

Ahmed Bedier is a leader in the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a group that has its roots in Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. His role in the organization is as its Florida Communications Director and as its local Tampa Executive Director. Apart from this, Bedier co-hosts a radio show, True Talk, on Tampa’s WMNF. Within both venues, he is able to spread his dual message, one of peace and love and one of vile hate.

Abdur-Rashid: “One of the problems with many of the black churches is that they’re really controlled by the white church. They’re kind of local chapters of larger white churches, many of whom have Evangelical influence or leaning… [U]sually when you’ll find an African-American pastor speaking in that negative kind of way, there’s a hidden devil, so to speak, somewhere in the background egging him on.”

Bagby: "If I might add, I've seen some of the material produced by black and white Evangelical Christian groups that are aimed at Muslims. The black material is a lot more objective, if you will. Just as pointed to try to convert someone from Islam to Christianity, but a lot more objective…”

Bedier: “More intelligent.”

Bagby: “More intelligent – probably because black people are more exposed to Islam, and therefore, they really can’t get away too much with slanting stuff completely, totally out of line, that everybody knows what that just doesn’t hold water. Whereas the white Evangelical material is a lot more venomous, as you said, and hateful.”

... folks, this is the same group supported and protected by former Gov. Jeb Bush, President Bush and the Republican Party of Florida. You draw your own conclusions!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Cultural Marxism at War on the West

This is a frightening must read from the American Thinker:

Cultural Marxism

By Linda Kimball
By the end of WWI, socialists realized that something was amiss, for the world's proletariat had not heeded Marx's call to rise up in opposition to evil capitalism and to embrace communism instead. They wondered what had gone wrong.

Separately, two Marxist theorists-Antonio Gramsci of Italy and Georg Lukacs of Hungary-concluded that the Christianized West was the obstacle standing in the way of a communist new world order. The West would have to be conquered first.

Gramsci posited that because Christianity had been dominant in the West for over 2000 years, not only was it fused with Western civilization, but it had corrupted the workers class. The West would have to be de-Christianized, said Gramsci, by means of a "long march through the culture." Additionally, a new proletariat must be created. In his "Prison Notebooks," he suggested that the new proletariat be comprised of many criminals, women, and racial minorities.

The new battleground, reasoned Gramsci, must become the culture, starting with the traditional family and completely engulfing churches, schools, media, entertainment, civic organizations, literature, science, and history. All of these things must be radically transformed and the social and cultural order gradually turned upside-down with the new proletariat placed in power at the top.
From the article, you might remember when this story was in the news:
"In Aug., 2003, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the results of their $1.2 million tax-payer funded study. It stated, essentially, that traditionalists are mentally disturbed. Scholars from the Universities of Maryland, California at Berkeley, and Stanford had determined that social conservatives...suffer from ‘mental rigidity,' ‘dogmatism,' and ‘uncertainty avoidance,' together with associated indicators for mental illness." and Emotional Learning" Jan. 26, 2005)
Even the terms used in the article are both frightening and distasteful. Words like "Cultural Marxism and polymorphous perversion," are ominous and threatening. Critical Theory and Cultural Determinism seem diabolical. The article is a catalog of nightmares.
Critical Theory
Critical theory is yet another psychological ‘command and control' device. As stated by Daniel J. Flynn, "Critical Theory, as its name implies, criticizes. What deconstruction does to literature, Critical Theory does to societies." (Intellectual Morons, p 15-16)

Critical Theory is an ongoing and brutal assault via vicious criticism relentlessly leveled against Christians, Christmas, the Boy Scouts, Ten Commandments, our military, and all other aspects of traditional American culture and society.
If you hold Judaeo-Christian based, traditionalist worldview, this article will strike a chord. You'll understand and you'll will realize that the assault on Western Civilization is much worse than you had imagined. You might even think it's supernatural.

ht: Habu at the EB

If You Really Want Peace, We Must Brace Ourselves For War!

Iran and the Heisenberg Principle of Pacifist Diplomacy

Pacifists are enticing the mullahs to get nukes as quickly as possible.

By Mario Loyola

Last Sunday, to the fanfare of national celebrations, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad again rejected any suspension in uranium enrichment, in open defiance of a U.N. Security Council commandment that Iran is treaty-bound to obey. Meanwhile, in Great Britain, a coalition of humanitarian organizations, think tanks, and peace groups are the latest to warn of the disastrous consequences of a military confrontation with Iran.

This steady “pacifist” drumbeat is meant to keep U.S. policy peaceful. But its chief effect is to make Iran increasingly belligerent. By behaving as if we are the only ones with a risk calculation to make, we are unwittingly shaping Iran’s risk calculation in the worst possible way — by making it risk-free. The result is predictably perverse—in the name of dialogue, pacifism, and international law, we are ruining the prospects for all three.

When The First Amendment Becomes A Crime

Look Out Tim Hardaway! - Diss A Gay And Go To Jail!

The language is in a new proposal pending in Congress, H.R. 254, or the David Ray Hate Crimes Prevention Act. That, according to Rev. Ted Pike, of the National Prayer Network, starts out with a federal police state enforcement of "anti-hate" laws but would, as it has in other parts of the world, "lead inexorably to the end of free speech."
The plan, proposed by Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, D-Texas, is "stealth legislation at its most devious," Pike has written in a campaign to alert people to the potential problems. He said people respond with, "This bill just wants federal power to prosecute bias-motivated violent crimes in the states – what's wrong with that?"

... Mr. Orwell is spinning in his grave!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Shariah, Jihad, Wahhabi - An American Institution

Al Maghrib Institute seminars teach Wahhabi extremism, anti-Semitism, Holocaust Denial and Jihad.

Al-Maghrib’s educational courses are accredited by the American Open University, which in turn is accredited by Al-Ahzar University in Cairo – the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood, the oldest and largest radical Islamic organization in the world. The courses offered by Al-Mahgrib count only as course credit for the AOU’s Bachelors in Islamic Studies degree, the only English language program offered by AOU.

But the Muslim Brotherhood influence is not the only troubling aspect to Al-Maghrib’s programs and message. In fact, all six of Al-Maghrib’s instructors have degrees from Saudi institutions controlled by the extremist Wahhabi sect:

-Muhammad Alshreef, the founder of Al-Maghrib Institute and a Canadian citizen, graduated from the Islamic University of Medina in 1999 with a degree in shari’a. The University of Medina was founded in 1961 by the ruling Saud family specifically for the propagation of Wahhabism worldwide.

-Yasir Birjas, a Palestinian, graduated from the Islamic University of Media as the 1996 class valedictorian. He subsequently worked for a “relief charity” in Bosnia.
AbdulBary Yahya and Yasir Qadhi both obtained degrees from the Islamic University of Medina.

-Mohammed Faqih obtained his initial degree from the Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences (IIAS) in Fairfax, VA, and then graduated from the King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Osama bin Laden’s alma mater and haven for Muslim Brotherhood teachers who fled persecution from the Nasser regime in Egypt during the 1950s and 1960s. Sayyid Qutb’s brother, Mohammed, was a long-time instructor in Jeddah and was one of bin Laden’s primary mentors, as was Abdullah Azzam, the founder of Al-Qaeda. The IIAS was operated by Saudi diplomats as a branch of the Saudi Al-Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University until it came under pressure from the US government when the diplomatic visas of 16 school’s instructors were withdrawn by the US, according to a report in the Washington Post; after the Saudis withdrew their support in 2004, the Institute was closed and searched by the US government for its links to terrorism.

-Waleed Basyouni attended the Al-Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, the academic heart of Wahhabi Islam, where he obtained a Bachelors and a Masters Degree. According to Basyouni’s profile, he studied under Sheikh Abdelaziz bin Baz, who author Gilles Kepel identifies as “the principal Wahhabite ideologist” in his book, Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam (p. 210).

... folks, this "institution" is operating right here - IN AMERICA!

Border Guard Fiasco! - It's Rising Higher!

The Mexican Consulate played a previously undisclosed role in the events leading to U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton's high-profile prosecution of Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, who are serving 11 and 12 year sentences for their role in the shooting of a drug smuggler, according to documents obtained by WND.

... when the Mexican Consulate is involved, it means the American Consulate is involved!

... we are so much better at attacking our own rather than our enemies aren't we?

The Munchkin Is Laughing!

North Korea’s chief arms negotiator, Kim Kye Gwan, is known as “the Smiling Assassin.”

Do you suppose the North Koreans use similar grudgingly respectful terms to describe their American counterparts? Somehow I doubt it.

Check out the terms of the latest agreement with North Korea. Pyongyang gets $400 million in aid, chiefly in the form of energy, and we ease economic sanctions. In return they agree to begin to give up the means to produce new nuclear weapons, and establish working groups to discuss maybe shutting down their nuclear program at some future date as yet undetermined. They also get to maintain their current nuclear stockpile. The deal is a dramatic diplomatic victory, but unfortunately not for the U.S.

The terms sound suspiciously like the Clinton-era Agreed Framework.

... and, they can keep enriching uranium! That deal comes later! : ) I'm going to puke!

Oh! Just follow the Money!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Repeat After Me... There Is No Global Warming... There Is No...

It's All About Redistribution of Wealth and the Spread of Socialism!

Photo by AP

... LIBERALS prefer LAWS that control people and their money. With what they can't legislate; they frighten the public with rhetoric as visceral as forced rape. It's about your money and freedom folks! BE AWARE! Please read the quote below:
Political language -- and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists -- is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. George Orwell, "Politics and the English Language", 1946

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Some Ways To Help Ramos and Compean

A reader wanted to know how to help. The only thing that can help Ramos and Compean now (that they're in prison) is a Presidential Pardon, like the ones President Bush gave to drug dealers. Others are trying to do more:

... a simple search on the web for; "help Ramos and Compean" will give you much more!

Update - Government Lies Growing Over Border Guard Problem

Witnesses against Compean, Ramosto be fired for changing testimonies - 2 agents face dismissal, 1 resigns – all 3 given immunity despite altering accounts.

... Government case against Ramos and Compean unraveling, but still no pardon from Bush

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Friday, February 09, 2007

Our Government - Lying To Us Yet Again!

A heavily redacted Department of Homeland Security report on the prosecutions of Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean was issued by Assistant Inspector General Elizabeth M. Redman, one of four investigators called upon to resign for lying to Congress.

... folks, how clear can it be? How far up the chain does this go?

A Primer On Orwell Vs. Communism

Yes! Communism Is Still Alive And Well! Mostly In American Universities And The Democrat Party!

During World War II, the CPUSA wielded great influence in Hollywood that reached all the way into Washington. The head of the Hollywood branch, John Howard Lawson, helped pen the 1944 Democratic Party platform.

Ledeen Speaks To Military Virtue

I’ve spent a lot of time of late with military people, and I am reminded of Tocqueville’s observation that the best Americans generally do not go into politics or the academy; they go into business or the law or religion, and, in times of war, the armed forces.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Perhaps The Only True Conservative

As part of the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Center for Reclaiming America for Christ, a speech by Alan Keyes was broadcast January 31 and February 1 on Coral Ridge Radio.The address, titled "The Judicial Assault on Self-Government," can be heard by audio stream at talk was delivered October 21, 2006, at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.Said Center for the Center for Reclaiming America's Executive Director Gary Cass, "For a decade, the Center has informed, equipped, motivated, and supported Christians throughout the land, helping them to defend the biblical principles on which America was founded."The Center is sponsored by Dr. D. James Kennedy's Coral Ridge Ministries.

Deserter Trial Begins

FORT LEWIS, Wash. -- A U.S. Army officer who refused an order to deploy to Iraq, pleaded not guilty on Monday to several charges at a court-martial that calls into question the right of officers to speak out against the war.

First Lt. Ehren Watada, 28, faces a charge of missing movements when he refused to ship out to Iraq with his brigade last summer, and two charges of conduct unbecoming an officer for statements criticizing the war as illegal and immoral.

Watada, whose supporters say he is the first Army officer to publicly refuse to deploy to Iraq, could face up to four years in prison and a dishonorable discharge if he is convicted on all charges.

... 4 years would be going easy on him! This will be a great test case to see how far Left the military has gone.

More On The Bush Neurosis

Ignoring The Iran Problem

For lo these six-plus years, the Bush administration’s Iran policy has been incoherent. Axis of evil ... but no regime change; incorrigible destabilizer supporting both Sunni and Shiite terror in Iraq ... yet Iraq's helpful neighbor who has no interest in destabilization; the terror master who cannot be negotiated with ... but a rational actor we believe will be brought around by negotiations.

Got that?

Now, the confusion is manifesting itself in spasms of gibberish over another self-imposed wound: To release or not release evidence that Iran
is stoking the violence in Iraq.

A December raid by U.S. forces in Baghdad resulted in the capture of two high-ranking Iranian operatives suspected of coordinating attacks against Americans. One of them, identified as “Chirazi,” is reputed to be the number three official in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the militia which — in conjunction with Hezbollah and, possibly, al Qaeda — orchestrated the murder of 19 U.S. airmen in the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia.

The December raid left the Bush administration doubly red-faced. First, it took place in what the Iranians must have believed was the safety of a compound belonging to Abdul Azziz al-Hakim. Hakim has recently been portrayed by the administration as a “moderate Shiite political leader” with whom the president has personally been consulting to help shore up the new Iraqi “democracy.” Well, he’s a Shiite leader, alright. In fact, he heads the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq — a creation of Iran dedicated to the teachings of the Ayatollah Khomeini.

... with Losers like this, how can we win?

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Brave New World - Our Orwellian Future

The case began developing in the summer of 2005, when Melissa, then 15, was told she'd have to repeat the 7th grade at the Ernst High Gymnasium, a public school, due to her grades in math and Latin.

"The situation in the class played no small part in creating this state of affairs – the high noise levels and cancelled classes prevented her from receiving the educational assistance she needed during school hours," the German organization said.

Since she had good grades in all the other classes, she and her parents decided she would be tutored individually at home to meet her needs. She still took part in music and sang in her school's choir.

But school officials were unhappy, and expelled her, so the Busekros family continued educating her at home. At the end of the 2005-2006 school year she was no longer subject to full-time attendance requirements, but the Jugendamt, or Youth Welfare Office still created a case in Family Court and ordered the family to appear at a hearing.

Then this week social workers accompanied by police officers appeared at the home one morning, demanding that Melissa be handed over to them immediately, providing as authorization a ruling by the Erlangen Court dated Jan. 29.

It said, "The relevant Youth Welfare Office is hereby instructed and authorized to bring the child, if necessary by force, to a hearing and may obtain police support for this purpose."

The teen was taken to the Child Psychiatry Unit and interrogated for nearly four hours, after which she was returned home, the Netzwerk said. However, the worst was still to come ...

Friday, February 02, 2007

Feds Punishing The Good Guys - Again!

How Many Examples Do We Need? Our Federal Government Is Against Us, You And Me!

A Texas deputy sheriff who fired shots at a fleeing vehicle after the driver tried to run him down faces 10 years in prison for injuring one of the passengers, a Mexican national being smuggled illegally into the United States. The U.S. attorney, who won lengthy prison terms last year for two U.S. Border Patrol agents in the shooting of a drug-smuggling suspect, also prosecuted Edwards County Deputy Sheriff Guillermo F. Hernandez, who is to be sentenced next month.

Our Neurotic Avoidance Of The Fight

That is about the most one can say on behalf of our feckless national-security team, whose leaders are trying to be a little bit pregnant instead of trying to win this thing. Indeed, even in the face of a torrent of information showing Iranian support for the terror war against us, some diplomats and spooks are trying, in their usual too-clever-by-half ways, to relive one of my favorite jokes, the one about the woman accused of stealing her neighbor’s pot. She says to the judge “I never took the pot. And it was a very old pot. And it was in better shape when I returned it.” Our heroes deny that there is such information, and it isn’t really convincing information, and even if it is convincing we shouldn’t be mean to the mullahs.

... Michael Ledeen writes a wonderful piece here!

... meanwhile, Lebanon is falling to the Radicals while Israel and America sleep!

... the West is in a Trance!

... and they are Running from Reality!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

The Iran-Iraq Situation In A Well Defined Nutshell

Is Iran Winning in Iraq?

What is Iran's strategy in Iraq? "The Iranian government sees an unprecedented opportunity to bring Iraq into its sphere of influence and prevent it from re-emerging as a threat to Iranian interests," the Defense Department said in its November report, "Measuring Security and Stability in Iraq."

"Iran seeks to ensure that the Coalition bears political, economic and human casualty costs to deter future U.S. regional intervention. To achieve these objectives, Iran continues to pursue a dual-track strategy of supporting Shia unity and a stable government in Iraq -- either a functioning, unified Shia-dominated government or a federated one -- on one hand, while facilitating militia activities in Iraq on the other."

Iran, in fact, is allied with Iraqi Shiites who are part of the Iraqi government.

... until President Bush and Congress realize we're in a world-wide fight against tyranny, countries will be partitioned and subdued piece-meal throughout the world. German Neo-Nazis will combine with Islamists, Sharia Law communities will continue to grow in Europe and America, and the American public will continue to be trained to accept Islam!

Liberals Working Hard To Make South Politically Correct

Southern Culture Under Siege - The Continued Breakup Of American Culture

In his new book, "The Politically Incorrect Guide to the South (and Why It Will Rise Again)," Florida native Clint Johnson exposes the Left's aggressive attempts to destroy the culture and heritage that make up the southern states. What liberals don't realize is that the South is the essence of what makes America unique and original -- everything from rock and roll to barbeque to NASCAR -- can trace its origins back to the South.

The South is under attack because it is the last region of the nation to resist being homogenized into an amorphous mass of people who think alike, sound alike, vote alike, buy alike. Nothing angers politicians, marketers, pollsters, and the politically correct crowd more than a group of people who absolutely refuse to get into line.

The number one myth that the book exposes is that the South is not steeped in racism. The South has many multi-cultural firsts, including the first two Jewish U.S. senators (who both served in the Confederacy.) Virginia elected a black governor 20 years before any northern state did. Today we have more black elected officials than any other region. Despite what Hollywood and the East Coast’s liberal elite want you to think, Southerners are the first to say that slavery was a moral evil.

Slavery is perceived to be exclusive of the South, but slavery was spread through all 13 colonies and beyond. Most slaves came to America on northern slave ships and even decades after importing slaves had been made illegal by Congress, one of the largest and most profitable industries in New York City was outfitting slave ships. Even the impending war between the North and the South did little to slow the slavers operating out of New York City.

... read the entire Interview here. The "North" has long ago given up any pretence of loving and fighting for Freedom. Their GOD has become the Federal Government. Unfortunately, the Southern regions cannot resist this onslaught of political correctness for long. It is being invaded, as we speak, by an Hispanic hegemony, initiated by the Feds.