Monday, June 30, 2008

American Thinker: Those Mean-Spirited Liberals

Why Liberals Lie About What They Believe - Right Wing News (Conservative News and Views)

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Here is an interesting news story about Obama's Syrian connection written by Robert Eringer for the SBNews Press. Seems like he has come up with a few new tid bits about Obama's Syrian connection:

June 28, 2008 12:00 AM
"Chicago is playing host to a story that is virtually ignored by the media almost everywhere else in the United States. Namely, the conviction earlier this month of Antoin "Tony" Rezko on 16 counts of corruption -- and a connecting probe that threatens to bring down Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Mr. Rezko is remanded in custody while awaiting sentence in September.
So, who is Tony Rezko, and why should his conviction merit our attention?
A naturalized American citizen born in Aleppo, Syria, in 1955, Mr. Rezko is an influence peddler and slumlord -- and one of Democrat presidential hopeful Barack Obama's earliest financial supporters. The two met in 1990 when Mr. Obama attended Harvard Law School; they became better acquainted between 1993 and 1995 when Mr. Obama worked for the Chicago law firm David Miner Barnhill, whose specialty was representation of low-income housing developers, including Mr. Rezko, with whom Mr. Obama liaised.
In 1995, when Mr. Obama launched his campaign for the Illinois state senate, Mr. Rezko immediately flexed his financial muscle to the candidate's benefit. Eight years later Mr. Rezko joined Mr. Obama's U.S. Senate campaign finance committee.
In a sweetheart deal that continues to badger Mr. Obama's presidential aspirations, Mr. Rezko with his wife, Rita, joined Mr. and Mrs. Obama in the purchase of adjacent properties in the Kenwood neighborhood of Chicago.
Mr. Rezko was indicted in October 2006, accused of receiving kickbacks from companies seeking state business, $10,000 of which went to Mr. Obama's U.S. Senate campaign (donated to charity after word of it leaked).
Mr. Rezko has links to Nadhmi Auchi, 71, an Iraqi-born billionaire and resident of the UK since 1980. Mr. Auchi owns the Luxembourg-headquartered General Mediterranean Holdings, a $5 billion to $6 billion company focused on the worldwide hotel industry and used by Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein as a mechanism through which to purchase weapons.
Mr. Auchi loaned Mr. Rezko $3.5 million dollars on May 23, 2005 -- one month before the Obamas and Rezkos bought their adjacent Chicago properties for $2.275 million.
A few years earlier, Mr. Auchi was convicted in France of corruption and fraud, and implicated in the "oil-for-food" scandal. He was given a 15-month suspended sentence and fined the equivalent of $3 million.
Since 2005 Mr. Auchi has been banned -- as an undesirable alien -- from entering the United States. Earlier that same year he loaned money to the Obama campaign through his Panamanian company Fintrade, and attended a fundraiser at the Chicago Four Seasons Hotel, although both Mr. Obama and Mr. Auchi have matching "no recollection" memories of ever having met.
Mr. Rezko connects to another Iraqi-born (dual U.S. citizen) named Aiham Alsammarae, 57, who put up $1.9 million of Rezko's $8.5 million bail when he was first jailed in early April. Mr. Alsammarae had met Mr. Rezko at the Illinois Institute of Technology in the late 1970s while both were students.
In July 2003, Mr. Alsammarae was appointed Iraq's Minister of Electricity -- a ministry he then plundered. He got caught, was convicted of corruption and imprisoned. But several months after his family and friends sought help from Mr. Obama's office, Mr. Alsammarae escaped -- on Dec. 19, 2006 -- during a transfer from one Baghdad prison to another.
In a well-planned operation, Mr. Alsammarae changed cars three times and flew in a private plane (which had been waiting a week) to Jordan, where a new U.S. passport awaited him. From Jordan, Mr. Alsammarae made a quick business trip to Dubai -- to check on ill-gotten gains (he siphoned $650 million from Iraqi reconstruction funds) -- and flew to the US.

Mr. Alsammarae now resides at his palatial home in Chicago, even though he remains on Interpol's fugitive watch list.
This is where the connections grow even murkier and we break new ground.
According to a former senior CIA operations officer who was chief of a large station overseas, "Nadhmi Auchi links to a Syrian named Nadi Sajid, who is bagman to President Bashar El-Assad of Syria. Auchi and Sajid are directly connected in an influence peddling business to bring American and British politicians into their camp." Added the former CIA operations officer, who requested anonymity from The Investigator: "These people aren't interested in friendship. They develop relationships for the specific purpose of making more money. They especially like to establish links with American and British politicians because of their need for visas and travel flexibility and movement of money."
Was the Clinton campaign aware of the Syrian web into which Barack Obama has been snagged? "Hillary knows that Obama is tied to the Syrians," said the former CIA operative. "But she wouldn't use it (in her campaign)."
With Mr. Rezko in prison, Mr. Auchi persona non grata, and Mr. Alsammarae stuck in the United States, how can Syria's President Assad and the mysterious Nadi Sajid be of any influence? "Look at the list of people who came up with bail money for Rezko," said the former senior CIA operative, who has extensive experience in the Middle East. "A number of Syrian-Americans have put their homes on the line. How many people do you know would mortgage their lives to spring your bail? The Arab culture is family- and community-based. The guys who want to influence things will always find a way."
In all the murkiness, one thing is clear: Syria adores Mr. Obama. Journalist Judith Miller visited Damascus recently and reported, "Obamamania has definitely infected the heart of Arab nationalism. The political elite seemed captivated by Mr. Obama well before it was clear that the Democrats' charismatic young superstar would be the party's presidential nominee."
Calls from The Investigator to Mr. Auchi and Mr. Alsammarae for comment were not returned.
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Friday, June 27, 2008

This came in an email this morning from an Irish friend.

We in Ireland can't figure out why you people are even bothering to hold an election in the United States.

On one side, you have a bitch who is a lawyer, married to a lawyer, running against a lawyer who is married to a bitch, who is also a lawyer.

On the other side, you have a war hero married to a good looking woman who owns a beer distributorship.

What are you thinking over there?

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

When you see and understand exactly who has influenced this man it is more than a little puzzling how many live inside the complacent cloud of denial.
qp's quiptorum: Obama, A Candidate in the Mold

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Matilija poppy

This is for Bob as he discovered one in his garden.

Matilija poppy

Saturday, June 21, 2008

This is a coonservation by Van over at today's post which is a must absorb One Cosmos which I expect and hope that you are reading as much as you can make time for between doing everything you are doing.

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'The battle in America between left and liberal continues, and its outcome will determine the future of the world, much more so than the war on Islamo-nazism. '

That is indeed the Good Fight of our day. The frustrating thing is, it can't be fought with fists or fighter jets. In this battle, the pen is not just mightier than the sword, it is the sword, and our Education is our armory - the left has always known this, the Right has forgotten it. The left has also known that if they could manage to discard Metaphysics, or cause the Right to be embarrassed by it - then the Right would be enemies in name only, their attempts to fight the left would be for position only, having been conned into flying the same flag.

That's about where we are with McCain.

The real battle is in the schools, in our associations and in our daily words and actions. Anytime you let a remark go unanswered, we yield ground.

It is an unpleasant thought.

Accepting it will lead to many uncomfortable encounters, distasteful to decent and polite people.

And the left knows it. And the left counts on it."
For those of you who had been informed that it was the right that were behind the building of the perfect race here is a link I got over at American Digest.

Socialists made eugenics fashionable

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Advice to myself: Read all you can of Gerald Vanderleun while he's on summer vacation. Then do the laundry.
The Groves of Academe Contain Vast Petrified Forests @ AMERICAN DIGEST

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Hat tip to Bob who left me this link knowing of my interest in muslim fashion. I've gotta say, that girl looks quite fabulous in the "head scarf".
Miss Headscarf competition won by Iraqi - Telegraph
Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond's book... 'Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat?'
Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult. In it's fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life. Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components. The religious component is a beard for all of the other components. Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their religious rights.
When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to Muslim demands for their nmark -- Muslim 2%

Germany -- Muslim 3.7%

United Kingdom -- Muslim 2.7%

Spain -- Muslim 4%

Thailand -- Muslim 4.6%

From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on

supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves -- along with threats for failure to comply. This is occurring in:

France -- Muslim 8%

Philippines -- Muslim 5%

Sweden -- Muslim 5%

Switzerland -- Muslim 4.3%

The Netherlands -- Muslim 5.5%

Trinidad and Tobago -- Muslim 5.8%

At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world. When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris, we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam, with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam. Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections, in:

Guyana -- Muslim 10%

India -- Muslim 13.4%

Israel -- Muslim 16%

Kenya -- Muslim 10%

Russia -- Muslim 15%

After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:

Ethiopia -- Muslim 32.8%

At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:
Bosnia -- Muslim 40%

Chad -- Muslim 53.1%

Lebanon -- Muslim 59.7%

From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels, such as in:

Albania -- Muslim 70%

Malaysia -- Muslim 60.4%

Qatar -- Muslim 77.5%

Sudan -- Muslim 70%

After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in some ways is on-going in:

Bangladesh -- Muslim 83%

Egypt -- Muslim 90%

Gaza -- Muslim 98.7%

Indonesia -- Muslim 86.1%

Iran -- Muslim 98%

Iraq -- Muslim 97%

Jordan -- Muslim 92%

Morocco -- Muslim 98.7%

Pakistan -- Muslim 97%

Palestine -- Muslim 99%

Syria -- Muslim 90%

Tajikistan -- Muslim 90%

Turkey -- Muslim 99.8%

United Arab Emirates -- Muslim 96%

100% will usher in the peace of 'Dar-es-Salaam' -- the Islamic House of Peace. Here there's supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrasses are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such as in:

Afghanistan -- Muslim 100%

Saudi Arabia -- Muslim 100%

Somalia -- Muslim 100%

Yemen -- Muslim 100%

Unfortunately, peace in never achieved, as in these 100% states the most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons. It is important to understand that in some countries, with well under 100%
Muslim populations, such as France, the minority Muslim populations live in ghettos, within which they are 100% Muslim, and within which they live by Sharia Law. The national police do not even enter these ghettos. There are no national courts nor schools nor non-Muslim religious facilities. In such situations, Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. The children attend madrasses. They learn only the Koran. To even associate with an infidel is a crime punishable with death. Therefore, in some areas of certain nations, Muslim Imams and extremists exercise more power than the national average would indicate.

Today's 1.5 billion Muslims make up 22% of the world's population. But their birth rates dwarf the birth rates of Christians, Hindus, Buddists, and Jews, and all other believers.

Muslims will exceed 50% of the world's population by the end of this century.
Scroll down and hear what David Horowitz had to say at a weekend retreat in Santa Barbara . Take twenty minutes.and listen.
FrontPage Magazine
>>> The Jihad Candidate - by Rich Carroll
>>> Conspiracy theories make for interesting
>>> novels when the storyline is not so absurd that it
>>> can grasp our attention. 'The Manchurian Candidate'
>>> and 'Seven Days in May' are examples of plausible
>>> chains of events that captures the reader's
>>> imagination at best-seller level. 'What if' has
>>> always been the solid grist of fiction. Get
>>> yourself something cool to drink, find a relaxing
>>> position, but before you continue, visualize the
>>> television photos of two jet airliners smashing
>>> into
>>> the Twin Towers in lower Manhattan and remind
>>> yourself this cowardly act of Muslim terror was
>>> planned for eight years.
>>> How long did it take Islam and their oil
>>> money to find a candidate for President of the
>>> United States ? As long as it took them to place a
>>> Senator from Illinois and Minnesota ? The same
>>> amount of time to create a large Muslim enclave in
>>> Detroit ? The time it took them to build over 2,000
>>> mosques in America? The same amount of time
>>> required to place radical wahabbist clerics in our
>>> military and prisons as 'chaplains'? Find a
>>> candidate who can get away with lying about their
>>> father being a 'freedom fighter' when he was
>>> actually part of the most corrupt and violent
>>> government in Kenya 's history. Find a candidate
>>> with close ties to The Nation of Islam and the
>>> violent Muslim overthrow in Africa , a candidate
>>> who
>>> is educated among white infidel Americans but
>>> hides
>>> his bitterness and anger behind a superficial
>>> toothy
>>> smile. Find a candidate who changes his American
>>> name of Barry to the Muslim name of Barak Hussein
>>> Obama, and dares anyone to question his true ties
>>> under the banner of 'racism'. Nurture this
>>> candidate
>>> in an atmosphere of anti-white American teaching
>>> and surround him with Islami teachers. Provide him
>>> with a bitter, racist, anti-white, anti-American
>>> wife, and supply him with Muslim middle east
>>> connections and Islamic monies. Allow him to be
>>> clever enough to get away with his anti-white
>>> rhetoric and proclaim he will give $834 billion
>>> taxpayer dollars to the Muslim controlled United
>>> Nations for use in Africa. Install your candidate
>>> in an atmosphere of deception because questioning
>>> him on any issue involving Africa or Islam would be
>>> seen as 'bigoted racism'; two words too powerful
>>> to
>>> allow the citizenry to be informed of facts. Allow
>>> your candidate to employ several black racist
>>> Nation of Islam Louis Farrakhan followers as
>>> members
>>> of his Illinois Senatorial and campaign staffs.
>>> Where is the bloodhound American 'free
>>> press' who doggedly overturned every stone in the
>>> Watergate case? Where are our nation's reporters
>>> that have placed every Presidential candidate
>>> under
>>> the microscope of detailed scrutiny; the same
>>> press
>>> who pursue Bush's 'Skull and Bones' club or ran
>>> other candidates off with persistent detective and
>>> research work? Why haven't 'newsmen' pursued the
>>> 65
>>> blatant lies told by this candidate during the
>>> Presidential primaries? Where are the stories about
>>> this candidate's cousin and the Muslim butchery in
>>> Africa ? Since when did our national press corps
>>> become weak, timid, and silent? Why haven't they
>>> regaled us with the long list of socialists and
>>> communists who have surrounded this 'out of
>>> nowhere'
>>> Democrat candidate or that his church re-printed
>>> the Hamas Manifesto in their bulletin, and that his
>>> 'close pastor friend and mentor' met with Middle
>>> East terrorist Moammar Gaddafi, (Guide of the
>>> First
>>> of September Great Revolution of the Socialist
>>> People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya) Why isn't the
>>> American press telling us this candidate is
>>> supported by every Muslim organization in the
>>> world?
>>> As an ultimate slap in the face, be blatant
>>> in the fact your candidate has ZERO interest in
>>> traditional American values and has the most
>>> liberal
>>> voting record in U.S. Senate history. Why has the
>>> American main stream media clammed-up on any
>>> negative reporting on Barak Hussein Obama? Why
>>> will
>>> they print Hillary Rodham Clinton's name but never
>>> write his middle name? Is it not his name? Why,
>>> suddenly, is ANY information about this candidate
>>> not coming from main stream media, but from the
>>> blogosphere by citizens seeking facts and the
>>> truth?
>>> Why isn't our media connecting the dots with Islam?
>>> Why do they focus on 'those bad American soldiers'
>>> while Islam slaughters non Muslims daily in 44
>>> countries around the globe? Why does our media
>>> refer
>>> to Darfur as 'ethnic cleansing' instead of what it
>>> really is; Muslims killing non Muslims! There is
>>> enough strange, anti-American activity surrounding
>>> Barak Hussein Obama to peek the curiosity of any
>>> A formal plan for targeting America was
>>> devised three years after the Iranian revolution in
>>> 1982. The plan was summarized in a 1991 memorandum
>>> by Mohamed Akram, an operative of the global
>>> Muslim
>>> Brotherhood. 'The process of settlement' of
>>> Muslims
>>> in America , Akram explained, 'is a civilization
>>> jihad process.' This means that members of the
>>> Brotherhood must understand that their work in
>>> 'America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating
>>> and
>>> destroying the Western civilization from within and
>>> sabotaging its miserable house by their hands and
>>> the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated
>>> and God's religion is made victorious over all
>>> other
>>> religions.' There is terrorism we can see, smell
>>> and fear, but there is a new kind of terror
>>> invading
>>> The United States in the form of Sharia law and
>>> finance. Condoning it is civilization suicide.
>>> Middle East Muslims are coming to America in record
>>> numbers and building hate infidel mosques, buying
>>> our corporations, suing us for our traditions, but
>>> they and the whole subject of Islam is white noise
>>> leaving uninformed Americans about who and what is
>>> really peaceful. Where is our investigative press?
>>> Any criticism of Islam or their intentions, even
>>> though Islamic leaders state their intentions daily
>>> around the globe, brings-forth a volley of 'racist'
>>> from the left-wing Democrat crowd. Lies and
>>> deception behind a master plan - the ingredients
>>> for 'The Manchurian Candidate' or the placement of
>>> an anti-American President in our nation's White
>>> House? Is it mere coincidence that an
>>> anti-capitalist run for President at the same time
>>> Islamic sharia finance and law is trying to make
>>> advancing strides into the United States ? Is it
>>> mere coincidence this same candidate wants to
>>> dis-arm our nuclear capability at a time when
>>> terrorist Muslim nations are expanding their
>>> nuclear weapons capability? Is it mere coincidence
>>> this candidate wants to reduce our military at a
>>> time of global jihad from Muslim nations?
>>> Change for America ? What change? To become
>>> another 'nation of Islam'

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Are men boring? - Telegraph

My extremely, and most emphatically usually not boring husband sent this one to me for my few readers.

Are men boring? - Telegraph
A must read from an atheist perspective:
Mary Eberstadt on Loser Letters on National Review Online
Thank Cinnamon Stillwell, a true cyber warrior ,for keeping up on this outrage.

Islam in America's Public Schools: Education or Indoctrination? - Campus Watch

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Just a little reference page for those with eyes to see and ears to hear.
Barack Obama's Family

Monday, June 09, 2008

My twelve readers know of my interest in Islamic fashion and I know you are too so look what I found that Mr. Pipes has all in one place.

Hijabs on Western Political Women - Daniel Pipes Blog

Sunday, June 08, 2008

A Gagdad reminder from Saturday's post "Why Can't a Democrat Be More Like a Man?":
"Right now, the peace I'm enjoying in my living room, every selfish mile I drive to and from my home, the electricity that's powering my computer, and the privilege of education that allows me to articulate these thoughts is bought with the blood and dust of men who are far better than I, men who stand ready to do violence against the forces of evil that have made a moment like this and a person like me possible."
In case you missed this, it is a must read. The most excellent excerpt racoonmended by Cousin Dupree I will post next with a non working link for those without the time or inclination to read the whole thing.

American Thinker: The Audacity of the Democrats
Cuz Dupree reminded me over in the comment section of Sat's post about the American Thinker article which I just got around to posting. " That's good stuff:" I call it a popcoon.

Leftists have turned the Democrat Party into "a disloyal opposition... They have molded the Party into a force working stridently and unashamedly against a Commander in Chief during wartime. They have made it a den of treachery devoted to American defeat in Iraq." The left is "a pseudo-intellectual sinkhole filled with perverse, tried-and-failed ideas repulsive to the majority of Americans. Those ideas are shaped into agendas which are then forced on the public by an activist leftwing judiciary and by a major media and arts consortium shot through with utter disrespect, indeed contempt, for traditional American values, religions and institutions.

"The Democratic Party has devolved into a club for the illegitimately aggrieved, the self-absorbed, the self-hating and the perpetually pissed-off. It is a sanctuary where solipsistic malcontents and their disjointed causes find refuge and support.... It is now the political province of the intellectually deceased, where frightened, lock-step ideologues and other small men and women concoct and promote divisive, destructive, weird and cowardly policies developed within a not-so-quaint, quasi-Marxist stricture of gender, class and race."
There is so much great stuff at American Thinker, this one by Rick Moran.
American Thinker Blog: Too bad this didn't come out BEFORE Obama spoke to AIPAC

Thursday, June 05, 2008

From my friend Emily who emails me

> My fellow Americans,
As your future president I want to thank voters
> of all political stripes for their mindless support despite my complete lack of any legislative
> achievement, my pastor's ties with LouisFarrakhan and Libyan dictator Moamar Quadafi, and my
> blatantly liberal voting record while I present myself as some sort of bipartisan agent of change.
> I also like how my supporters claim my youthful drug use and criminal behavior somehow qualifies me for the presidency after 8 years of claiming Bush's youthful drinking disqualifies him.
Your hypocrisy is a beacon of hope shining over a sea of political chicanery.
I would also like to thank the Kennedys coming out in support of me. There's a lot of glamour behind the
> Kennedy name, even though JFK started the Vietnam War, his brother Robert illegally wiretapped Martin Luther King Jr., they both slept with Marilyn, and Teddy's negligence caused the death of a
> young girl. I'm not going anywhere near the Kennedy cousins, especially Michael Skakel.
> And I would like to thank Oprah Winfrey for her support and love and meaningless empty platitudes
> that will be the force that propels me to the White House.
> American should vote for me, not because of my lack of experience or achievement, but because I make people feel good. White folks who vote for me get relief from their racist guilt.
> I say things that sound meaningful but don't really mean anything because Americans are tired of things having meaning. If things have meaning, then that means you haveto think. Americans are tired
> of thinking. It's time to shut down the brain and open up the heart.
> So when you go to vote in the primaries, remember don't think, just do. And do it for me.
> Thanking
> you in advance,
> Barack Hussein Obama

Battle Hymn of the Republic - US Army Chorus 4.16.08

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Story Time by Andrew Klavan, City Journal Spring 2008

This is great stuff from the straight shooter , Andrew Klavin.

Story Time by Andrew Klavan, City Journal Spring 2008
This came in an email. I haven't checked the part in which Obama says
in his book, Audacity of Hope:

"I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly
But this is about the other nominee for President, John McCain :

Talk about putting your most valuable where your mouth is! Apparently this
was not "newsworthy"enough for the media to comment about. Can either of the other presidential candidates truthfully come close to this? ... Just a question for each of us to seek an answer,and not a statement.

You see...character is what's shown when the public is not looking. There
were no cameras or press invited to what you are about to read about, and the story comes from one person in New Hampshire.

One evening last July, Senator John McCain of Arizona arrived at the New Hampshire home of Erin Flanagan for sandwiches, chocolate-chip cookies and a heartfelt talk about Iraq. They had met at a presidential debate, when she
asked the candidates what they would do to bring home American soldiers - -
soldiers like her brother, who had been killed in action a few months e arlier.

Mr. McCain did not bring cameras or press. Instead, he brought his youngest son, James McCain, 19, then a private first class in the Marine Corps about to leave for Iraq. Father and son sat down to hear more about Ms. Flanagan's brother Michael Cleary, a 24-year-old Army First Lieutenant killed by an ambush ... a roadside bomb.

No one mentioned the obvious: In just days, Jimmy McCain could face
similar perils. 'I can't imagine what it must have been like for them as they were
coming to meet with a family that ......' Ms. Flanagan recalled, choking up. 'We lost a dear one,' she finished.

Mr. McCain, now the presumptive Republican nominee, has staked his
candidacy on the promise that American troops can bring stability to Iraq. What he almost never says is that one of them is his own son, who spent sevenmonths patrolling Anbar Province and learned of his father's New Hampshire victory
in January while he was digging a stuck military vehicl e out of the mud.

Two of Jimmy's three older brothers went into the military. Doug McCain, 48, was a Navy pilot. Jack McCain, 21, is to graduate from the Naval Academy next year, raising the chances that his father, if elected, could become the first president since Dwight D. Eisenhower with a son at war.

I chose to share this with those who I believe will pass it on, to others
who will pass it on. We hear so much inflated trash out there. How about a simple
act of kindness ... and dedication to others placed above oneself?

Has anybody heard if Barack Hussein Obama has served in The American Armed

This is for all you Barack voters.........

From Barack's book, Audacity of Hope:

"I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly


Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Of course you should read the whole thing but here is one of
Gagdad's pearls: One Cosmos - : "God, the Absolute, speaks only one word, except that he does so perpetually, or eternally: 'God never spake a word but one and that he holds so dear that he will never say another. If God stopped saying his Word, but for an instant even, heaven and earth would disappear' (Meister Eckhart).

Thus, to turn it around, 'All creatures that have flowed out from God must become united into one Man.' Who is this Man? You could say he is Christ, or the nonlocal Body of Christ, so long as you recognize, along with Augustine, that the Christian religion has always existed -- that before Abraham was, I AM -- except that it only came to be called Christianity after the appearance of Jesus. Knowing this, you can immediately prevent a lot of inter- and intra-denominational mischief, for all truth, to the extent that it is true, ultimately comes from the One (otherwise truth could not be, for it would be purely relative, which is no truth at all)."
In the attempt to find out a cure for cancer John Kanzius discovered what could become an alternative fuel - salt water.