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Saturday, August 08, 2009

Palin Warns That Obamacare Will Include a "Death Panel" of Bureaucrats Playing God

Awesome.



ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called President Barack Obama's health plan "downright evil" Friday in her first online comments since leaving office, saying in a Facebook posting that he would create a "death panel" that would deny care to the neediest Americans.

"The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their 'level of productivity in society,' whether they are worthy of health care," the former Republican vice presidential candidate wrote.

"Such a system is downright evil," Palin wrote on her page, which has nearly 700,000 supporters. She encouraged her supporters to be engaged in the debate.

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White House Fishing Expedition

From Fox:

The White House strategy of turning supporters into snitches when they see "fishy" information about the health care debate may run afoul of the law, legal experts say.

"The White House is in bit of a conundrum because of this privacy statute that prohibits the White House from collecting data and storing it on people who disagree with it," Judge Andrew Napolitano, a FOX News analyst, said Friday.

"There's also a statute that requires the White House to retain all communications that it receives. It can't try to rewrite history by pretending it didn't receive anything," he said.

"If the White House deletes anything, it violates one statute. If the White House collects data on the free speech, it violates another statute."

Napolitano was referring to the Privacy Act of 1974, which was passed after the Nixon administration used federal agencies to illegally investigate individuals for political purposes. Enacted after Richard Nixon's resignation in the Watergate scandal, the statute generally prohibits any federal agency from maintaining records on individuals exercising their right to free speech.

The White House has been under fire since it posted a blog on Tuesday that asked supporters to e-mail any "fishy" information seen on the Web or received electronically to flag@whitehouse.gov.

"There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there," the blog said, adding that "since we can't keep track of all of them here at the White House, we're asking for your help."

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The Disconnect Widens

Via this posting at Gateway Pundit, CLICK HERE to watch the video.

Once videos such as the one above, as well as other videos we here at IBA have ssen and posted, hit the mainstream national news, constituents will get their voices heard more clearly.

The contempt of our elected representatives is unacceptable! It seems to me that they can't believe that their sheeple are questioning instead of following blindly and passively.

In my view, it will take more that FNC's showing videos like these to destroy The Cult of Obama and overturn the Congress in 2010. I do note this morning that MSNBC is now discussing the anger expressed at the town halls; I even saw a brief portion of the video from St. Louis, the one in which the black conservative was badly beaten.

Of course, the Dems and their spokespeople are trying to debunk and downplay the stories. We need to find a way to make sure that theses strategies by the Dems don't work well enough to keep that Congress in power in 2010.

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There Is No God but God?

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Weekend Humor: The Lie Clock


Hat tip to The Merry Widow, who emailed me the following joke:
The Lie Clock

A man died and went to heaven. As he stood in front of St. Peter at the Pearly Gates, he saw a huge wall of clocks behind the gatekeeper.

He asked, "What are all those clocks?"

St. Peter answered, "Those are Lie Clocks. Everyone on Earth has a Lie Clock. Every time you lie, the hands on your clock will move."

"Oh," said the man, "whose clock is that?"

"That's Mother Teresa's. The hands have never moved, indicating that she never told a lie."

"Incredible," said the man. "And whose clock is that one?"

St. Peter responded, "That's Abraham Lincoln's clock. The hands have moved twice, telling us that Abe told only two lies in his entire life."

"Where's President Obama's clock?" asked the man.

"Obama's clock is in Jesus' office. He's using it as a ceiling fan."
In terms of this world (hat tip to Woman Honor Thyself):



And one more, just for good measure (hat tip to Reliapundit of THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS):

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Hey Obama -- This Fishy Enough For Ya?



Here in Marblehead, we are ever mindful of our proud fishing heritage.

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One-liner for the ages

From the Danza Tap:

Amish proverb: Never judge a man by his chinstrap …

For those that don’t know him, Major General Peter Cosgrove is an ‘Australian treasure!’
Major Gen Peter Cosgrove

This is a transcription of an ABC radio interview between a female broadcaster and General Cosgrove who was about to sponsor a Boy Scout Troop visiting his military Headquarters.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER:
So, General Cosgrove, what things are you going to teach these young boys when they visit your base?

GENERAL COSGROVE:
We’re going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery and shooting.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER:
Shooting! That’s a bit irresponsible, isn’t it?

GENERAL COSGROVE:
I don’t see why, they’ll be properly supervised on the rifle range.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER:
Don’t you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?

GENERAL COSGROVE:
I don’t see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER:
But you’re equipping them to become violent killers.

GENERAL COSGROVE:
Well, Ma’am, you’re equipped to be a prostitute, but you’re not one, are you?

The radiocast went silent for 46 seconds and when it returned, the interview was over

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Friday, August 07, 2009

Feats!

My Favorite Little Feat tune.


Little Feat
Time Loves a Hero

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The Chairman of the Board and The King

Friday afternoon music classics:





49 years ago in Miami Beach, Florida...A Night to Remember!

This show was taped March 26, 1960 at the Hotel Fontainebleau...and released in May of that same year.

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White House to Dems on town halls: “If you get hit, we will punch back twice as hard”

Allahpundit:

Let me remind you again: They can pass any bill they want any time they want. Conservatives can scream their heads off at these things and there’s not an ounce of good it’ll do if Democrats are united. This whole partisan “war” Obama and Axelrod have concocted is kabuki theater against an enemy they’ve already (momentarily) defeated; it’s the Blue Dogs’ fear that they’ll be thrown out of office if they vote for this travesty that’s put the left in the predicament they’re in. The cowardice they’re showing in not wanting to face their constituents is actually obscuring the deeper cowardice of the the party stalling on a landmark bill they finally have the numbers to pass for no better reason than that doing so will jeopardize their hold on power next year. They want ObamaCare and they want their permanent majority, and if the only way they can get both is by calling conservatives Nazis then that’s what they’re a-gonna do.

Top White House aides gave Senate Democrats a recess battle plan on
Thursday, arming the lawmakers with tips for avoiding disastrous town hall
meetings while showing them polling on popular aspects of the reform
effort…

They showed video clips of the confrontational town halls that have
dominated the media coverage, and told senators to do more prep work than usual
for their public meetings by making sure their own supporters turn out, senators
and aides said.

And they screened TV ads and reviewed the various campaigns by critics of
the Democratic plan.

“If you get hit, we will punch back twice as hard,” Messina said, according
to an official who attended the meeting…

“They are just helping us understand the fringe that is trying to mess up
our meetings,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).


What does Reid mean by “fringe”? It’s come to this:

Instead of appearing in person, where “extremists” would have “the chance to shout and make YouTube videos,” Baird said Wednesday, he’s holding what he calls “telephone town halls” instead.

Baird said he’s using the new system because he fears his political
opponents may be planning “an ambush” to disrupt his meetings, using methods
Baird compared to Nazism.

“What we’re seeing right now is close to Brown Shirt tactics,” Baird,
D-Vancouver, said in a phone interview. “I mean that very seriously.”…


Pam Benson of Larch Mountain, 62, said she realizes Baird disagrees with
her on health care reform…

“He’s supposed to be our representative,” said Benson, a purchasing manager
for Portland Cascade Architecture and Engineering in Portland. “He’s supposed to
listen to us, whether he’s on our side or not.”…

“We are not nut cases that disagree with this issue,” she said. “There are
a lot of very well-informed people that are against this health care
thing.”


Luckily she won’t have a chance to face down Baird and then be “punched back twice as hard.”

Exit quotation: “Despite the legitimacy of the public’s concern, demonizing democracy has become pretty common these days for the left… By dismissing the anger of conservatives, moderates, libertarians, conservative democrats and independents the administration looks out of touch and appallingly arrogant. In fact, it will hurt them even more because Obama promised to listen to the concerns of the citizens, not operate with a tin ear.”

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dumB.O.



Sometimes a piece is only as deep as its subject.

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Terrorists kidnap, torture boy to bully Iraqi policeman

from CNN h/t Jawa:

Terrorists kidnap, torture boy to bully Iraqi policeman

FALLUJA, Iraq (CNN) -- Like many young boys, Khidir loves playing with toy cars and wants to be a policeman like his father when he grows up. But it was his father's very job that caused the tiny child to suffer the unimaginable.

Khidir, now 8, was kidnapped and held hostage for two years by operatives with al Qaeda in Iraq.

Khidir was just 6 years old when he was savagely ripped away from his family, kidnapped by al Qaeda operatives in Iraq.

"They beat me with a shovel, they pulled my teeth out with pliers, they would go like this and pull it," said Khidir, now 8, demonstrating with his hands. "And they would make me work on the farm gathering carrots."

What followed was even more horrific, an ordeal that would last for two years in captivity. Khidir and his father spoke to CNN recently, more than half a year after his rescue by Iraqi police.

"This is where they hammered a nail into my leg and then they pulled it out," he says, lifting up his pant leg to show a tiny wound.

He says his captors also pulled out each of his tiny fingernails, broke both his arms, and beat him repeatedly on the side of the head with a shovel. He still suffers chronic headaches. He remembers them laughing as they inflicted the pain.

"I would think about my mommy and daddy," he replies, when asked how he managed to get through the agony.

His father, Abdul Qader, struggles for words. "When he tells me about how they would torture him, I can't tolerate it. I start crying," he says. "What hurts me the most is when they hammered a nail into his leg."

The father, a police officer, was sleeping at the police station in Falluja when his son was kidnapped. It was too dangerous to go home regularly. Although Falluja was no longer controlled by insurgents, assassinations against police were common.

"I woke up to the sound of a huge explosion ... and then I heard my name on the radio. I ran outside and they came to me saying your house was blown up," he says.

"When the police patrol came back, they all started kissing and comforting me," he continues. "I was asking, 'What's going on? Where is my family?' They told me that they took my son. This was a disaster. I went mad that day, I wasn't normal, I was hysterical."

Khidir's grandmother was at home with the family at the time.

"The kidnappers climbed the fence and kicked in the door," she says."They were screaming for Abdul Qader. I told them he's not here. They called me a liar and said we want his son. His son was hiding behind me, clutching my clothes. I said this is not his son. They hit me on the back with a rifle and ripped him out of my arms."

The last thing she remembers were his screams of "Granny, Granny!"

The attackers rigged the house with explosives and demolished it before taking off with the 6-year-old. The boy's grandmother and seven other family members rushed out of the home before it exploded.

"The kidnappers called me on the phone and demanded that some prisoners that we had be released or they would slit his throat," Khidir's father says. "But I said no to the release. I would not put killers back out on the street that would hurt other Muslims. So I thought to myself, 'Let my son be a martyr.' "

He even held a secret funeral for his little boy. He didn't want to tell the rest of the family that he had refused the kidnappers' ultimatum, allowing them to hope that he was still alive.

Last December, nearly two years later, police in Taji, about 45 (70 kilometers) away, received a tip that terrorists were holding kidnapped children.

"We thought that it was just a tip to ambush us, but we considered the mission as a sacrifice," said Iraqi police Capt. Khalib Ali. "Either we find the children and free them or face the danger and take the risk.

The tip led the Iraqi police to a rundown farm and a series of mud huts. Khidir's tiny body was twisted abnormally. And in another hut, they found another child. Two children are still believed to be with the kidnappers.

Al Qaeda in Iraq has historically kidnapped children for money, to pressure officials, and even to use in terrorist attacks.

For Khidir's father, it was as if his son had come back from the dead.

"He didn't recognize his mother or his grandmother," Abdul Qader says. "But then he saw me in uniform and ran to me. I went flying toward him to hug him. People said be careful; both his arms are broken. So I held him from his waist, and he hugged me, kissed me, smelled me, and then broke into a smile."

The father flips through old family photos -- all they were able to salvage from their destroyed home -- and notes some of the kidnappers are still at large. He still fears for his son's safety, but says he won't quit the police force.

"Never, never," he says. "If I leave the police force, if others leave the force, who will protect us from the terrorists? We are the only ones.

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Video of a Town Hall Meeting Gone Wrong In Cochise County, Arizona
(what? ya think I'm kiddin'?)

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Kansas Revolts Over Obama's Planned Terrorist Transfers

Newsmax:

Kansas Revolts Over Obama's Planned Terrorist Transfers
Friday, August 7, 2009 8:00 AM

Kansas' two U.S. senators are blocking 10 of President Barack Obama's nominees for senior administration posts at the Pentagon and Justice Department in protest over a proposal to house Guantanamo detainees at the Fort Leavenworth prison.

The list of blocked nominees includes a fellow Republican member of Congress - Obama's pick for Army secretary, Rep. John McHugh of New York.

Sens. Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts, both R-Kan., said Thursday that they are prepared to block the appointments until they get answers from the White House about the proposal. And they said they want Leavenworth taken off the list of potential relocation spots.

The senators were reacting to reports that the administration is eyeing the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Leavenworth and a soon-to-be-shuttered state maximum security prison in Michigan as possible places to establish a heavily guarded site to hold the 229 suspected al-Qaida, Taliban and foreign fighters now jailed at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba.

Officials outlined the plans earlier this week on condition of anonymity because the options are under review, and the White House has not confirmed the proposal.

The plan is the latest effort to comply with President Barack Obama's order to close Guantanamo by Jan. 22, 2010.

Administration officials said the Leavenworth site is under consideration because it is already a hardened high-security facility that could be further protected by the surrounding military base.
Complaining that they've gotten no explanation from the White House about the plans, Brownback added, "if we're not going to get any cooperation, we're not going to give any cooperation. We're going to hold these up until we get the answers that we need."

Roberts said they believe that blocking the nominees was the only way they would get a response.

"The best answer for both of us, and we both agree, is that Leavenworth is off the table," said Roberts.

Other nominations being blocked include Joseph Westphal, who is up for undersecretary of the Army, and former Texas State Rep. Juan Garcia as assistant secretary of the Navy.

Defense Department press secretary Geoff Morrell said he had no comment on the matter.

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The After Party Radio Show


The Fu2rman and I interview the Bishop Jackson, Pastor, Author and Harvard-educated Attorney.

Bishop Jackson, like President Obama, is a graduate of Harvard Law School, and he is a black man (with the itinerate feelings of knowing what it's like "to be a black man in America") who has Muslims in his family.

So, he is a man who is both close to Islam and far from it at the same time.


The Bishop is convinced that President Obama has an insidious anti-Israel agenda which originates from a strain of anti-Semitism which exists in the black community.

Bishop Jackson has a word for it. He calls it "Blackism". He abhors the racialization of the Pulpit in the Black Church. 

I have another word for this phenomenon. I call it "Chrislam". A new hybrid of Christianity and Islam. 

The Bishop and I discuss this subject in exacting detail. The Bishop is concerned that Obama's anti-Israel agenda, in favor of a worldview espoused by the Muslim Brotherhood, is going to, ultimately, be to the detriment of America. I agree.

This is a meeting of the minds of two people, of two different races and two different world experiences who, at the same time, believe that we are all "One in the Blood".

The media would have us believe that Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, and Al Sharpton are leaders of the "Black Community".

Bishop Jackson is the kind of Blackfolk that I am familiar with.

And, despite the fact that the man has appeared on CSPAN, and other television news networks, the MSM tends to avoid people like him, and instead focus on "people of color" who are grievance minded. 

We are being sold a bill of goods, and I'm not buying. For every victimologist like Sonia Sotomayor or Al Sharpton, there are millions of people like Bishop Jackson out there who are Conservative, upstanding, contributing members of American society. But, the media chooses to ignore them.

At the After Party we feature them.


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Obama passing new law to allow searching of PC's, Laptops, and media devices

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Aw, Hell. . .

You'll understand when you read the post directly below this one. Now both sides are bussing them in.

Human Events:

Dems Assault Obamacare Opponents at Tampa Bay Town Hall
by Connie Hair
08/07/2009

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and other hard left organizations have been summoned by the White House to “Astroturf” the health care debate at Congressional town hall forums around the country. Caught flat-footed by the overwhelming grassroots opposition to Obamacare, the President called on his hired guns to construct a façade of support for his government takeover of health care.

Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) set up a last-minute town hall meeting in the Tampa Bay area last night in conjunction with the SEIU. Democrats again underestimated the broad scope of opposition to ObamaCare. As word of the covert town hall began to spread midday on Twitter, a HUMAN EVENTS sister site, RedState.com, put out a notice of the town hall on its front page calendar, garnering a Red State shout out from Rush Limbaugh himself.

Castor and the SEIU had expected to stage the 250-seat event with support for the cameras, but police estimate over 1,500 people showed up for the event -- the overwhelming majority opposing Obamacare. A testy Castor gave a short speech and left in frustration when booing drowned out the manufactured applause. Castor slipped in and out a back door, not mingling with constituents, when her faux-support-pep-rally-photo-op scheme was blown out of the water.

As is usually the case when Democrat special interests supply a rent-a-mob, there were instances of assault on Obamacare opponents at the event. One of the assaults came from a local Democrat official, Karen Miracle. She physically assaulted Barry Osteen, a local man in the crowd, who was in a debate over healthcare with her husband. You can see the attack in a sequence of photos in the Tampa Bay newspaper here.

One local man, Randy Arthur, told police of being slammed against a wall by thugs at the door when he and his wife tried to enter the facility. Arthur suffered minor injuries to his chest and a ripped shirt.

Now that frustrated Democrats are resorting to physical intimidation to silence opposition at the town halls, anyone attending these events should bring along a video or still camera. The best way to neutralize thugs wishing to strip you of your First Amendment right to political free speech at an open forum with your elected representative is to point a camera at them at all times.

VIDEO!


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"This will not end well" said I.

This is only going to get worse. If this is what happened over a protest at a town hall meeting imagine what happens at the bigger protests, now that Barry has allowed the dogs off the porch. Wait until The Black Panthers show up at some of these events.

Maybe we should have Rolling Thunder show up, too. . .

Gateway Pundit asks "Where's AL Sharpton and Jesse Jackson".

Fuck those two. Where the hell is Obama himself. If he can insert himself into a local arrest where no one was hurt then why not here? Why not denounce the actions of his own people?

(yeah, I know the answer)

HEY! Maybe he should have another beer summit so everyone can be pals. . .
from Gateway Pundit (thanks, Pasto):

RAW VIDEO!!.....TEA PARTY PROTESTERS ATTACKED-- 1 Black Conservative Seriously Hurt in St. Louis!... 6 Arrested Including SEIU Members

** RAW VIDEO from Missourah blog:A black conservative was attacked by the Carnahan-supporting mob.At least one SEIU member is arrested by St. Louis police in this video:




Six people were arrested outside the Russ Carnahan town hall event on Thursday after thugs attacked tea party protesters.

Missourah Blog wrote this about the incident:


What I can tell is that a guy walking 10-20 feet ahead of us said to the guys in
purple shirts (SEIU members, as I understand) "you attacked him!" and "you're
going to jail!"

The guy who said he was attacked (light brown short sleeve collared shirt) said he was just out there selling something (I think "Don't Tread on Me" flags).One black conservative was seriously hurt outside the event.


The Post-Dispatch reported:


St. Louis County police say six people were arrested. Two of those were arrested
on suspicion of assault, one of resisting arrest and three on suspicion of committing peace disturbances. Carnahan was gone when the ruckus started.

Kenneth Gladney, a 38-year-old conservative activist from St. Louis, said he was attacked by some of those arrested as he handed out yellow flags with “Don't tread on me” printed on them. He spoke to the Post-Dispatch from the emergency room of the St. John's Mercy Medical Center, where he said he was waiting to be treated for injuries to his knee, back, elbow, shoulder and face that he suffered in the attack. Gladney, who is black, said one of his attackers, also a black man, used a racial slur against him before the attack started.

“It just seems there's no freedom of speech without being attacked,” he said.


Carnahan reserved a section at the event for union supporters. He blocked the 1,000 tea party protesters from entering the event and even had his supporters enter in a side door.

Here is another video of the massive crowd of tea party taxpayers waiting in line before the town hall event. They were denied entry but the union members were allowed in through a side door.

Patterico adds this: "Angry Mob of Racist Extremists Beats Black Man at Town Hall Meeting"

Where's Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson?

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To Rattle You Awake This Morning


The Offspring
You're Gonna Go Far, Kid

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The "Religion of Peace & Love" in Pakistan

Pakistani Christian women react over the death of members of their community, in Gojra, 360 kilometers ( 224 miles) from Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Aug 3, 2009. Pakistani Christians were closing their schools across the country for three days starting Monday to protest the killings of eight members of their community by Muslims, violence that drew condemnation from Pope Benedict XVI. (Daylife-AP)


This will NEVER end until we identify and overthrow or extinguish the Jihadists, oops sorry for that word, core Islamic beliefs and retrograde tenets:


LAHORE (The UK Catholic Herald) - Eight Pakistani Christians were killed, 50 homes destroyed and two churches burned when a rampaging mob of up to 3,000 Muslims tore through the town of Gojra, in eastern Pakistan, last Saturday.

The victims, who included two young children, were either burned alive or shot.

The attacks were said to be among the bloodiest against Pakistani Christians in the country's history. Some of those killed were understood to be Catholics.

The mob gathered after rumours had spread that children had cut up a schoolbook which included verses from the Koran. The children had supposedly been making confetti for a local wedding.

As well as those killed, more than 20 people were injured in the attack as the mob, carrying sticks, clubs and a small number of firearms, took to the streets last weekend.

The attacks came two days after a related incident in the nearby village of Korian where gangs set fire to more than 70 Christian homes and two small Protestant churches.

A telegram was sent on behalf of Pope Benedict XVI to Bishop Joseph Coutts of the Catholic Diocese of Faisalabad. It said the Pontiff was "deeply grieved to learn of the senseless attack on the Christian community of Gojra city which resulted in the tragic killing of innocent men, women and children". The message also included condolences to the families of the victims and expressed solidarity with the survivors.

"In the name of God he appeals to everyone to renounce the way of violence, which causes so much suffering, and to embrace the way of peace," the telegram said.

The Pope asked Bishop Coutts to "encourage the whole diocesan community, and all Christians in Pakistan, not to be deterred in their efforts to help build a society which, with a profound sense of trust in religious and human values, is marked by mutual respect among all its members".

The bishop expressed his grief and anger after the attacks. Speaking from Pakistan in an interview with Aid to the Church in Need, the Catholic charity for persecuted Christians, Bishop Coutts said: "There is a lot of anger among the people about what has happened. Emotions are running extremely high. People could respond in any way. This is undoubtedly one of the worst attacks we have faced."

Bishop Coutts presided at the funerals of those killed in the Gojra violence last Sunday. He denounced the failure of the authorities to tackle the causes of the violence and criticised the police for not acting quickly to stop the mob, describing the official response to the violence as "half-hearted and ineffective".

The bishop said the number of recent attacks against Christians was a clear signal that their safety was being ignored.

He said: "In all these cases, the police did almost nothing to stop the rampaging mobs. Condolences, apologies and assurances always pour in from officials and other citizens after the event, but the timely action required to prevent such incidents has always been missing."

Bishop Coutts stressed the continuing need to work towards inter-religious cooperation.

On Tuesday the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, appealed to the government of Pakistan to ensure "that justice is done in the wake of these terrible events". Dr Williams also criticised Pakistan's "draconian laws against blasphemy".
(Gee Rowan this would have nothing to do with your obscene dhimmitude, would it?)

Christian groups have repeatedly called for the repeal of Pakistan's 1986 blasphemy laws, which deal harshly with perceived "crimes of disrespect" towards the Koran or the Prophet Mohammed. Perpetrators of these crimes are liable to sentences of life imprisonment or the death penalty, according to the decrees of sharia law. Critics say the laws target Christians who have reportedly had 23 per cent of blasphemy cases brought against them, despite only representing three per cent of Pakistan's predominantly Muslim population.

John Pontifex, a spokesman for Aid to the Church in Need, said Pakistan's laws against blasphemy were encouraging vigilantism.

He said: "The blasphemy laws as they stand amount to mob rule, and we know that Christians are suffering persecution and vendettas at the hands of Pakistan's Muslim majority."

Pakistan's missionary schools closed on Monday to mourn those who were killed in the violence.

Bishop Sadiq Daniel, head of the Anglican diocese in Karachi and the south-western Baluchistan province, said: "Christian schools will remain closed for three days from today to mourn the death of innocent people in Gojra."

He added: "There is no proof of blasphemy, but if someone has done that he, and not the entire community, should be punished."

Officials denied that rumours concerning the desecration of verses from the Koran had any basis.

Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan's minister for minorities, said authorities were also investigating reports that "masked men armed with explosives" were at the forefront of the violence, indicating that Islamist militias were involved.

"Allegations of desecration of the Holy Koran, which were used as an excuse by banned [Islamist] groups to foment such a big scale of violence, were baseless and without grounds," he told a news conference on Monday.


Punjab's provincial police chief Tariq Salim Dogar said that 64 people had been arrested in connection with the attacks.

However, the head of the Catholic Church in Pakistan released a statement which complained that when Christians were attacked the culprits were "arrested but never brought to justice".

The statement also demanded that the Pakistani authorities decide on "a comprehensive policy" to eliminate "hate speeches" against other religions.



Didn't these JIHADISTS (take that Brennan and Napolitano) get the memo, our "President", well at least de-facto, is named Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., and he can even pronounce Pakistan correctly!!!!!

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Musical Interlude

I can't wait for Christmastime to post this one, emailed to me by a friend.

The little boy who's so into the music is Tennessee Ernie's son Brian.




And just for good measure, here is Tennessee Ernie's son Dick performing this political version of "Sixteen Tons":

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Hey Carlos My Fellow Insomniac!

You still awake, too?

Cheers, buddy!


Johnny & June
Long Legged Guitar Pickin' Man

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Nazi, Socialist, Communist, Fascistic, Democrat, Republican, Independent, libertarian. Understand this.
WE DON'T CARE!!!
Political parties are meaningless to us. Patriotic Americans that are willing to do right by us, and our United States Constitution is all that matters to us now.
We are coming. Are we coming for you? Who do you represent? What do you represent?
Listen.
Because we are coming.
We The People
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GET A GRIP!!
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Obama: Epic Liar

Below is a video that documents that President Obama is a cold-blooded liar.




As he stated in 2003:
I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program. I see no reason why the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, spending 14 percent of its Gross National Product on health care cannot provide basic health insurance to everybody. And that’s what Jim is talking about when he says everybody in, nobody out. A single payer health care plan, a universal health care plan. And that’s what I’d like to see. But as all of you know, we may not get there immediately. Because first we have to take back the White House, we have to take back the Senate, and we have to take back the House.
On 24 March 2007, the Liar-in-Chief stated:
But I don't think we will be able to eliminate employer coverage immediately. There's gonna be potentially some transition process. I can envision a decade out or fifteen years out or twenty years out where we've got a much more portable system.
His fellow Chicago thug Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill) has been plotting fishy deception for some time also:

"This is not a principled fight. This is a fight about strategy for getting there and I believe we will." With the help of lies, intimidation and union thugs. Or so they think.





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Thursday, August 06, 2009

The Washington Post Plays The Race Card

About this poster cropping up all over Los Angeles:


From this article in the Washington Post:
...[T]he poster is ultimately a racially charged image. By using the "urban" makeup of the Heath Ledger Joker, instead of the urbane makeup of the Jack Nicholson character, the poster connects Obama to something many of his detractors fear but can't openly discuss. He is black and he is identified with the inner city, a source of political instability in the 1960s and '70s, and a lingering bogeyman in political consciousness...

The Joker's makeup in "Dark Knight" -- the latest film in a long franchise that dramatizes fear of the urban world -- emphasized the wounded nature of the villain, the sense that he was both a product and source of violence. Although Ledger was white, and the Joker is white, this equation of the wounded and the wounding mirrors basic racial typology in America. Urban blacks -- the thinking goes -- don't just live in dangerous neighborhoods, they carry that danger with them like a virus. Scientific studies, which demonstrate the social consequences of living in neighborhoods with high rates of crime, get processed and misinterpreted in the popular unconscious, underscoring the idea....

It is an ugly idea, operating covertly in that gray area that is always supposed to be opened up to honest examination whenever America has one of its "we need to talk this through" episodes. But it lingers, unspoken but powerful, leaving all too many people with the sense that exposure to crime creates an ineluctable propensity to crime.

Superimpose that idea, through the Joker's makeup, onto Obama's face, and you have subtly coded, highly effective racial and political argument. Forget socialism, this poster is another attempt to accomplish an association between Obama and the unpredictable, seeming danger of urban life. It is another effort to establish what failed to jell in the debate about Obama's association with Chicago radical William Ayers and the controversy over the racially charged sermons of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

Obama, like the Joker and like the racial stereotype of the black man, carries within him an unknowable, volatile and dangerous marker of urban violence, which could erupt at any time. The charge of socialism is secondary to the basic message that Obama can't be trusted, not because he is a politician, but because he's black.

I call BS on the above article!

The idea that we cannot criticize BHO's policies because any such criticism is racism is pure nonsense. Dangerous nonsense.

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With each and every presidential criticism, the critics are more and more portrayed as being racist

WHY?
Obama-socialism_0.jpgToday WaPo which is not usually a rampant ideological stone of the way left critical progressive group running what mutated out of Harry Truman's party, says this about the poster here to the right:
By using the "urban" makeup of the Heath Ledger Joker, instead of the urbane makeup of the Jack Nicholson character, the poster connects Obama to something many of his detractors fear but can't openly discuss. He is black and he is identified with the inner city, a source of political instability in the 1960s and '70s, and a lingering bogeyman in political consciousness despite falling crime rates.
I am slowly concluding that this faux racist claim, so clearly unjustified in any way whatsoever (except thru these tortuous psychological mumbo jumbo expeditions), is becoming, like Arthur C Clarke's rejoinder about violence, the last refuge for both the incompetence of the administration in hiding its ultimate agenda (their manifest DISAGREEMENT with the system of the founding brothers and their founding documents), and their clearly growing paranoia that too many are now vectoring in.

We should expect more.

For these people to succeed, they MUST convince the american people that those who support what the founding brothers wanted (i.e., libertarians and conservatives) are racists, hate the poor, and are NUTS CASES (birthers).

But their largest problem, is that posters like the one WaPo worriedly claims must be racist, cut to the quick of history's likely verdict about Barack Obama.

The damage to the nation might as well be that of a psychotic, since the system he wants has failed everywhere, drained all progress and hope from those individuals in the nations it has burdened and thus resulted finally in populations worried only about the hedonistic now, slowly crashing in on ever aging, shrinking populations.

Some racism. He is simply a more modern, MORE left Henry Wallace, and he is getting the same reaction.

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Obama's Email Arrogance

Guest Commentary by Edward Cline:

Yesterday I sent this impertinent message to President Barack Obama when his staff sent me the invitation to inform on other Americans who criticize his and Congress’s plans to impose socialized health care on the country.

"The White House
flag@whitehouse.gov

5 August 2009

Dear Mr. President:

What is your definition of "fishy"? That it is odiferous? Bad-smelling? Unwelcome? Stinky? Ready to bury?

How dare you refer to Americans criticizing your socialist health and economic plans, and the facts they are bringing to light about your whole power-lusting, corrupt regime as fishy? How dare you threaten to abrogate their First Amendment rights?

Oh, that's right. I forgot. You don't want to be president of a nation of free men. You want to lord it over a nation of dependent troglodytes, ever grateful for the crumbs you throw them after you've eaten the cakes they created through productive work.

If anything can be described as fishy in this country now, it is your administration, and Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi, and Barney Frank, and the whole crew of your looting parasites.

So, flag this!!

Regards,

A real American and a genuine patriot."

The key paragraph in the White House’s invitation is this:

There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors travel just beneath the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov.
This was preceded by two other interesting paragraphs:

Opponents of health insurance reform may find the truth a little inconvenient, but as our second president famously said, ‘facts are stubborn things.’

Scary chain emails and videos are starting to percolate on the internet, breathlessly claiming, for example, to ‘uncover’ the truth about the President’s health insurance reform positions.
This announcement was posted by Macon Phillips (White House Director of News Media, go here for the career of this non-entity), but bets can be taken that the idea of inviting Americans to inform on each other is not flying too well at the moment, for undoubtedly the “in box” of flag@whitehouse.gov was almost immediately filled to overflowing with emails from outraged Americans, organized or not. This was not a good idea. Phillips and his handlers in the White House should have realized, given the genuine opposition across the country to Obama’s and Congress’s health care bill, that the reaction to it would have been overwhelmingly instant and “negative.”

What were they thinking? Perhaps, given that opposition, which has chiefly taken the form of what White House denizens have characterized as “disrupters” not tolerating the bromides and platitudes of elected representatives’ raucous town hall meetings about the proposed legislation, they are feeling desperate enough to try anything.

In addition to having the gall to quote John Adams, Phillips (or whoever wrote the invitation, it was probably a committee effort) also paraphrased Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” as though that reference to Gore’s discredited “scary movie” on global warming still had some currency among Americans. He also refers to First Amendment communications between bloggers and individuals as “scary chain emails” and videos as “percolating” on the Internet, chock full of “disinformation.” Facts, however, are not what the White House and its allies in Congress are conveying to the American public about the health care bill. They have launched, for the length of August up until Congress reconvenes in September, a campaign of disinformation not only about the contents of the bill, but against anyone opposed to the legislation, whether he is a Republican, a voter, or a blogger.

One might wonder where Obama and Company get their arrogance. They get it from the fact that the have gotten away with lies and disinformation for so long.

What is worrisome -- and that is the kindest term I can think of at the moment -- is that all the emails, friendly or not to the idea of informing on fellow Americans, can be collected and used somehow to punish or reward, whether or not the health bill legislation passes. Remember the outrage of the news media over President George W. Bush’s “lost” emails? Even the ever-loyal news media is stammering its reservations about the informant program.

Senator John Cornyn raises this issue in his letter to Obama about the impropriety of asking Americans to inform on others.

"Furthermore," Cornyn wrote, "the collection of e-mails could amount to the White
House amassing various forms of personally identifiable information."

Among other things, Cornyn posed this important question to Obama:

At the very least, I request that you detail to Congress and the public the protocols that your White House is following to purge the names, email addresses, IP addresses, and identities of citizens who are reported to have engaged in “fishy” speech.
It will be interesting if Cornyn gets an answer to any of his questions. Read the whole text of his letter here. There is some comfort in seeing that not all politicians are clueless or indifferent.

But, make no mistake about it: If Obama and Company are willing to stoop to so low a tactic as inviting Americans to inform on each other, even in “casual conversation,” what else would they be willing to do? Aside from all the lies and disinformation conveyed to the public over the last six months about not only the health care bill, but about TARP, the cash for clunkers program, and even Harry Reid’s pet project, a magnet-train link between California and Las Vegas (!!!), this tactic reveals the core, evil soul of Obama and his supporters in and out of government in their quest for total power. Germans were asked by Hitler to inform on their fellow Germans, and tens of thousands of Germans wound up in work camps or concentration camps.

Will Americans follow suit, or are there still enough of us alive to put a brake on our march to fascism?

Important News Update: This video of a meeting that recently took place in the HealthCare Reichsfuhrer's bunker has just been obtained:



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Thug Life - Obama Sends In The Goons

Isn't it rich?

White House & DNC Release Labor Goons On Obamacare Town Halls

WARNING: Please be smart, careful and bring cameras when attending Obamacare town halls (swastikas optional)... But, don't let any thugs keep you away.

The Obama website is asking supporters to attend Obamacare town halls during the August recess to counter the massive wave of opposition to government takeover of the health care industry:

Organizing for America, “a project of the Democratic National Committee,” has evensent a flyer by e-mail to its campaign list that the DNC wants people to hold as they outshout anyone else in the room.

But that's not all...
The DNC has also recruited labor goons to police the town halls.
The Huffington Post reported, via LG Links:

The nation's largest federation of labor organizations has promised to directly engage with boisterous conservative protesters at Democratic town halls during the August recess.

In a memo sent out on Thursday, AFL-CIO President John Sweeney outlined the blueprint for how the union conglomerate would step up recess activities on health care reform and other topics pertinent to the labor community. The document makes clear that Obama allies view the town hall forums as ground zero of the health care debate. It also uses the specter of the infamous 2000 recount "Brooks Brothers" protest to rally its members to the administration's side.

"The principal battleground in the campaign will be town hall meetings and other gatherings with members of Congress in their home districts," reads the memo. "We want your help to organize major union participation to counter the right-wing "Tea-Party Patriots" who will try to disrupt those meetings, as they've been trying to do to meetings for the last month. ...

(Remember the hooligans - many of them Republican Congressional staff - who harassed Florida vote counters in 2000? We can't let that happen again!)."

A showdown between unions and grassroots conservative organizations could make for an August full of fireworks, with even more dysfunctional town hall meetings. The AFL-CIO is planning to target 50 "high priority districts," in addition to organizing telephone town hall gatherings.
More... Paul in Houston adds this: 

If they're going to pull THIS crap, I strongly recommend documenting (with video, as much as possible) all of the occurrences you can, and then going viral with it.
Agreed.

UPDATE: Michelle Malkin- Thug life: Enter the unions

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GODDAMMITALLTOHELL!

CNN:

Senate confirms Judge Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court nomination, 68-31, making her the first Hispanic on the high court.

Sotomayor becomes first Hispanic on high court
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Judge Sonia Sotomayor, in a 68-31 vote, as the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court. Nine Republicans joined a unanimous Democratic caucus in supporting her nomination. The 55-year-old federal appeals court judge becomes the 111th person to sit on the high court, and the third woman justice.

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They ARE **PRECISELY** who we were afraid they were - White House: 'War on terrorism' is over

It's official. The U.S. is no longer engaged in a "war on terrorism." Neither is it fighting "jihadists" or in a "global war."

President Obama's top homeland security and counterterrorism official took all three terms off the table of acceptable words inside the White House during a speech Thursday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank.

"The President does not describe this as a 'war on terrorism,'" said John Brennan, head of the White House homeland security office, who outlined a "new way of seeing" the fight against terrorism.

These people actually believe if they LOOK AT SOMETHING IN A DIFFERENT WAY, REALITY IS DIFFERENT.

Mr. Brennan's speech was aimed at outlining ways in which the Obama administration intends to undermine the "upstream" factors that create an environment in which terrorists are bred.

You mean like Quranic injunctions (i.e, the immutable word of God) against unbelievers and especially a certain group comprising ~0.18% of the world's population?

Perhaps we should eliminate the root cause of ..`upstream factors that create an environment in which terrorists are bred.` .. unbelievers. Then we can all say, the war on terror is truly over.

Barack Obama will be the worst president since James Buchanan.

Mr. Brennan lamented "inflammatory rhetoric, hyperbole, and intellectual narrowness" surrounding the national security debate and said Mr. Obama has views that are "nuanced, not simplistic; practical, not ideological."

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THIS MAN WILL GET US ALL KILLED


(go ahead, report that to the White House as well)

from Her Royal Whyness:


'Jihadists' and 'global war' no longer acceptable terms..."

Um, yeah, sure. Someone ought to inform these guys from North Carolina:

Daniel Patrick Boyd is escorted by U.S. Marshals to the federal courthouse in Raleigh, N.C. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009. Federal prosecutors say a North Carolina terrorism case may involve classified material that will raise national security issues. Authorities have charged seven North Carolina men with plotting terrorism abroad. An indictment pegs the ringleader as 39-year-old Daniel Patrick Boyd, who was arrested last week along with two sons. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chuck Liddy) TV OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

FILE --These undated file photos provided by the City County Bureau of Identification in Wake County, N.C., show from left: Daniel Patrick Boyd, Hysen Sherifi, Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan and Ziyad Yaghi. Authorities claim the group, including 3others and an eighth suspect believed to be in Pakistan, were gearing up for a "violent jihad," though prosecutors haven't detailed any specific targets or timeframe. If convicted, the men could face life in prison. (AP Photo/City County Bureau of Identification/file)

Washington Times:

White House: 'War on terrorism' is over
'Jihadists' and 'global war' no longer acceptable terms
By Jon Ward and Eli Lake WASHINGTON TIMES
Originally published 12:34 p.m., August 6, 2009

It's official. The U.S. is no longer engaged in a "war on terrorism." Neither is it fighting "jihadists" or in a "global war."

President Obama's top homeland security and counterterrorism official took all three terms off the table of acceptable words inside the White House during a speech Thursday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank.

"The President does not describe this as a 'war on terrorism,'" said John Brennan, head of the White House homeland security office, who outlined a "new way of seeing" the fight against terrorism.

The only terminology that Mr. Brennan said the administration is using is that the U.S. is "at war with al Qaeda." (hoo boy are we fucked)

"We are at war with al Qaeda," he said. "We are at war with its violent extremist allies who seek to carry on al Qaeda's murderous agenda."

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in March that the administration was not using the term "war on terror" but no specific directive had come from the White House itself. Mr. Obama himself used the term "war on terror" on Jan. 23, his fourth day as president, but has not used it since.

Mr. Brennan's speech was aimed at outlining ways in which the Obama administration intends to undermine the "upstream" factors that create an environment in which terrorists are bred.

The president's adviser talked about increasing aid to foreign governments for building up their militaries and social and democratic institutions, but provided few details about how the White House will do that.

He was specific about ways in which Mr. Obama believes words influence the way America prosecutes the fight against terrorism.

Mr. Brennan said that to say the U.S. is fighting "jihadists" is wrongheaded (am I REALLY reading this???) because it is using "a legitimate term, 'jihad,' meaning to purify oneself or to wage a holy struggle for a moral goal" which "risks giving these murderers the religious legitimacy they desperately seek but in no way deserve."

"Worse, it risks reinforcing the idea that the United States is somehow at war with Islam itself," (BECAUSE WE ARE GODDAMMIT!!!) Mr. Brennan said.

As for the "war on terrorism," Mr. Brennan said the administration is not going to say that "because 'terrorism' is but a tactic — a means to an end, which in al Qaedas case is global domination by an Islamic caliphate."

"You can never fully defeat a tactic like terrorism any more than you can defeat the tactic of war itself," Mr. Brennan said.

He also said that to call the fight against al Qaeda and other terrorist groups — which he said remains "a dynamic and evolving threat" — should not be called "a global war."

While Mr. Brennan acknowledged that al Qaeda and its affiliates are active in countries throughout the Middle East and Africa, he also said that "portraying this as a 'global' war risks reinforcing the very image that al Qaeda seeks to project of itself — that it is a highly organized, global entity capable of replacing sovereign nations with a global caliphate."

The president's adviser said that in discussing counter terror operations, Mr. Obama "has encouraged us to be even more aggressive, even more proactive, and even more innovative" than they have been proposing.

But Mr. Brennan lamented "inflammatory rhetoric, hyperbole, and intellectual narrowness" surrounding the national security debate and said Mr. Obama has views that are "nuanced, not simplistic; practical, not ideological."

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