Friday, October 31, 2008
'What are we so unhappy about?'
> A. Is it that we have electricity and running water 24 hours a day, 7 Days a
> B. Is our unhappiness the result of having air conditioning in the summer and
> heating in the winter?
> C. Could it be that 95.4 percent of these unhappy folks have a job?
> D. Maybe it is the ability to walk into a grocery store at any time and see
> more food in moments than Darfur has seen in the last year?
> E. Maybe it is the ability to drive our cars and trucks from the Pacific
> Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean without having to present identification papers as
> we move through each state.
> F. Or possibly the hundreds of clean and safe motels we would find along the
> way that can provide temporary shelter?
> G. I guess having thousands of restaurants with varying cuisine from
> around the world is just not good enough either.
> H. Or could it be that when we wreck our car, emergency workers show up and
> provide services to help all and even send a helicopter to take you to the
> I. Perhaps you are one of the 70 percent of Americans who own a home.
> J. You may be upset with knowing that in the unfortunate case of a fire, a
> group of trained firefighters will appear in moments and use top notch
> equipment to extinguish the flames thus saving you, your family, and
> your belongings.
> K. Or if, while at home watching one of your many flat screen TVs, a burglar
> or prowler intrudes, an officer equipped with a gun and a bullet-proof vest
> will come to defend you and your family against attack or loss.
> L. This all in the backdrop of a neighborhood free of bombs or militias raping
> and pillaging the residents. Neighborhoods where 90% of teenagers own cell
> phones and computers.
> M. How about the complete religious, social and political freedoms we enjoy
> that are the envy of everyone in the world?
> Maybe that is what has 67% of you folks unhappy.
> Fact is, we are the largest group of ungrateful, spoiled brats the world has
> ever seen. No wonder the world loves the U.S. , yet has a great disdain for
> its citizens. They see us for what we are. The most blessed people in the
> world who do nothing but complain about what we don't have, and what we hate
> about the country instead of thanking the good Lord we live here.
> I know, I know. What about the president who took us into war and has no plan
> to get us out? The president who has a measly 31 percent approval rating? Is
> this the same president who guided the nation in the dark days after 9/11? The
> president that cut taxes to bring an economy out of recession? Could this be
> the same guy who has been called every name in the book for succeeding in
> keeping all the spoiled ungrateful brats safe from terrorist attacks? The
> commander in chief of an all-volunteer army that is out there defending you
> and me?
> Did you hear how bad the President is on the news or talk show? Did this news
> affect you so much, make you so unhappy you couldn't take a look around for
> yourself and see all the good things and be glad? Think about it......are you
> upset at the President because he actually caused you personal pain OR is it
> because the 'Media' told you he was failing to kiss your sorry ungrateful
> behind every day.
> Make no mistake about it. The troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have volunteered
> to serve, and in many cases may have died for your freedom. There is currently
> no draft in this country. They didn't have to go. They are able to refuse to
> go and end up with either a ''general'' discharge, an 'other than honorable''
> discharge or, worst case scenario, a ''dishonorable' discharge after a few
> days in
> the brig.
> So why then the flat-out discontentment in the minds of 69 percent of
> Say what you want, but I blame it on the media. If it bleeds it leads and they
> specialize in bad news. Everybody will watch a car crash with blood and
> guts. How many will watch kids selling lemonade at the corner? The media knows
> this and media outlets are for-profit corporations. They offer what sells, and
> when criticized, try to defend their actions by 'justifying' them in one way
> or another. Just ask why they tried to allow a murderer like O.J. Simpson to
> write a book about how he didn't kill his wife, but if he did he would have
> done it
> this way......Insane!
> Turn off the TV, burn Newsweek, and use the New
> York Times for the bottom of your bird cage. Then start being grateful for all
> we have as a country. There is exponentially more good than bad. We are among
> the most blessed people on Earth and should thank God several times a day, or
> at least be thankful and appreciative.' 'With hurricanes, tornados, fires out
> of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country
> from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist
> attacks, 'Are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge
> of Allegiance?'
Change We Can Believe In? - HUMAN EVENTS
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
PepperBall Technologies Incorporated | FlashLauncher
HT to Joan of Arrggh the primordial slackette
for pointing out this video of Larry Grathwohl who went undercover with the Weather Underground Bill Ayers and Bernadette Dohrn's radical far left organization. Like Joan, I am astounded and impressed that these people have managed to actually be running their candidate and that he is a heartbeat from the most powerful office in the world.
Joan's right, alcohol helps.
"--Republican rallies are hate-fests.
--John McCain has run a racist campaign against Barack Obama.
--Sarah Palin, the governor of Alaska, is a religious zealot and an idiot.
--Christian fundamentalists are on the verge of taking over America and turning it into a theocracy.
--The world is getting closer and closer to catastrophic and irreversible damage caused by human beings; and George W. Bush and energy interests are standing in the way of preventing universal destruction.
--America is on the road to fascism.
Now, as it happens, none of those things is true. But the left believes them all. That is why radical "change" becomes mandatory -- or America will collapse (and the world, too, which is why Barack Obama often mentions changing the world, as well as America)...But as for the left, it lives in a bubble of its making. That is why most leftists live in places where nearly everyone shares their fantasies -- bubbles such as Manhattan, San Francisco, Boston, the west side of Los Angeles, and the most hermetically sealed of the bubbles: universities. They interact almost only with other people who share their fantasy world of America Made Bad."
Read the rest here:
Monday, October 27, 2008
Ahh, "economic justice" and what your government can do for you like "redistributive change" legislatively.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Neocon Latina: The Man Who Got Obama Into Harvard Law School
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
October 18, 2008 7:13 AM
"The geniuses at Homeland Security who brought you hare-brained procedures at airports (which inconvenience travelers without snagging terrorists) have decreed that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This means The Investigator -- at the risk of compromising national insecurities -- would be remiss not to make you aware of the hottest topic in U.S. counterintelligence circles: rogue microchips. This threat emanates from China (PRC) -- and it is hugely significant.
The myth: Chinese intelligence services have concealed a microchip in every computer everywhere, programmed to "call home" if and when activated.
The reality: It may actually be true.
All computers on the market today -- be they Dell, Toshiba, Sony, Apple or especially IBM -- are assembled with components manufactured inside the PRC. Each component produced by the Chinese, according to a reliable source within the intelligence community, is secretly equipped with a hidden microchip that can be activated any time by China's military intelligence services, the PLA.
"It is there, deep inside your computer, if they decide to call it up," the security chief of a multinational corporation told The Investigator. "It is capable of providing Chinese intelligence with everything stored on your system -- on everyone's system -- from e-mail to documents. I call it Call Home Technology. It doesn't mean to say they're sucking data from everyone's computer today, it means the Chinese think ahead -- and they now have the potential to do it when it suits their purposes."
Discussed theoretically in high-tech security circles as "Trojan Horse on a Chip" or "The Manchurian Chip," Call Home Technology came to light after the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) launched a security program in December 2007 called Trust in Integrated Circuits. DARPA awarded almost $25 million in contracts to six companies and university research labs to test foreign-made microchips for hardware Trojans, back doors and kill switches -- techie-speak for bugs and gremlins -- with a view toward microchip verification.
Raytheon, a defense contractor, was granted almost half of these funds for hardware and software testing.
Its findings, which are classified, have apparently sent shockwaves through the counterintelligence community.
"It is the hottest topic concerning the FBI and the Pentagon," a retired intelligence official told The Investigator. "They don't know quite what to do about it. The Chinese have even been able to hack into the computer system that handles our Intercontinental Ballistic Missile system."
Another senior intelligence source told The Investigator, "Our military is aware of this and has had to take some protective measures. The problem includes defective chips that don't reach military specs -- as well as probable Trojans."
A little context: In 2005 the Lenovo Group in China paid $1.75 billion for IBM's PC unit, even though that unit had lost $965 million the previous four years. Three congressmen, including the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, tried to block this sale because of national security concerns, to no avail. (The PRC embassy in Washington, D.C., maintains a large lobbying presence to influence congressmen and their staffs through direct contact.)
In June 2007, a Pentagon computer network utilized by the U.S. defense secretary's office was hacked into -- and traced directly back to the Chinese PLA.
A report presented to Congress late last year characterized PRC espionage as "the single greatest risk to the security of American technologies." Almost simultaneously, Jonathan Evans, director-general of MI5, Britain's domestic security and counterintelligence service, sent a confidential letter to CEOs and security chiefs at 300 UK companies to warn that they were under attack by "Chinese state organizations" whose purpose, said Mr. Evans, was to defeat their computer security systems and steal confidential commercial information.
The Chinese had specifically targeted Rolls-Royce and Shell Oil.
The key to unlocking computer secrets through rogue microchips is uncovering (or stealing) source codes, without which such microchips would be useless. This is why Chinese espionage is so heavily focused upon the U.S. computer industry.
Four main computer operating systems exist. Two of them, Unix and Linux, utilize open-source codes. Apple's operating system is Unix-based.
Which leaves only Microsoft as the source code worth cracking. But in early 2004, Microsoft announced that its security had been breached and that its source code was "lost or stolen."
"As technology evolves, each new program has a new source code," a computer forensics expert told The Investigator. "So the Chinese would need ongoing access to new Microsoft source codes for maintaining their ability to activate any microchips they may have installed, along with the expertise to utilize new hardware technology."
No surprise then that the FBI expends much of its counterintelligence resources these days on Chinese high-tech espionage within the United States. Timothy Bereznay, while still serving as assistant director of the FBI's Counterintelligence Division, told USA Today, "Foreign collectors don't wait until something is classified -- they're targeting it at the research and development stage." Mr. Bereznay now heads Raytheon's Intelligence and Information Systems division.
The PRC's intelligence services use tourists, exchange students and trade show attendees to gather strategic data, mostly from open sources. They have also created over 3,500 front companies in the United States -- including several based in Palo Alto to focus on computer technology.
Back in 2005, when the Chinese espionage problem was thought to be focused on military technology, then-FBI counterintelligence operations chief Dave Szady said, "I think the problem is huge, and it's something we're just getting our arms around." Little did he know just how huge, as it currently applies to computer network security.
The FBI is reported to have arrested more than 25 Chinese nationals and Chinese-Americans on suspicion of conspiracy to commit espionage between 2004 and 2006. The Investigator endeavored to update this figure, but was told by FBI spokesman William Carter, "We do not track cases by ethnicity."
Excuse us for asking. We may be losing secrets, but at least the dignity of our political correctness remains intact.
Oh, and Homeland Security snagged comic icon Jerry Lewis, 82, trying to board a plane in Las Vegas with a gun -- no joke."
If you have a story idea for The Investigator, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. State if your query is confidential.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Family Security Matters Exclusive: Sharia-Compliant Finance: How Not to Solve the Financial Crisis
Real Debate Wisconsin: Racine schools hand out textbook with 15 page Obama love-fest...
Saturday, October 11, 2008
5 Myths About Those Tinseltown Liberals
By Andrew Klavan
Sunday, October 12, 2008; B03
"Hollywood used to be called the Dream Factory, but nowadays it seems to be grinding out as much propaganda as anything else. Next off the weary assembly line: Oliver Stone's "W.," which opens on Friday. If the trailer is any indication, this movie will depict our current president's life as an evolution from drunken loser to dangerous idiot -- and just in time for the election, too.
The director of "Nixon" and "JFK," Stone has shown himself to be a master of rewriting reality until it resembles his left-wing ideology, but he's by no means alone. For the past 30 years or so, Hollywood storytelling has been guided by a liberal mythos in which, for example, blacklisting communist screenwriters during the '50s was somehow morally worse than fellow-traveling with the Stalinist murderers of tens of millions ("Trumbo"); Che Guevara
Hollywood moviemakers, in other words, have been telling lies -- loudly, constantly and almost always in support of a left-wing point of view. And these lies are most prolific and tenacious when the Hollywood left is lying about itself. Here's a list of their most egregious whoppers:
1. Hollywood has no political agenda -- it's just out to make money.
Would that it were so. All through 2007, Hollywood sent American multiplexes the message: "We don't like the war on terror." All year, American moviegoers sent a message back to Hollywood: "We don't care." "Lions for Lambs," "In the Valley of Elah," "Redacted," "Rendition" -- movie after movie in which our film-land elites derided U.S. efforts to smack down Islamist terrorism bombed at the box office. Even the guys who ran Fannie Mae
2. Hollywood liberals speak truth to power.
In a pig's eye -- and a pig wearing lipstick at that. Sure, left-wing filmmakers are fearless when depicting snarling, evil Republican politicos, as in "The American President," or savage environment-destroying businessmen, as in "Michael Clayton
3. Hollywood liberals are liberal.
Is censorship liberal? Movie ideas that don't toe the liberal line are hampered and censored at every level. I have personal knowledge of ideas that were shot down, drastically rewritten and limited in release simply because their themes were pro-American or pro-military.
But Hollywood supports unions, a stalwart Democratic cause, right? Well, yeah, if you watch "Norma Rae" or "Hoffa." But in real life, filmmakers routinely outsource their productions to places such as Vancouver and Budapest, where they can avoid paying union premiums. And when the Writers Guild struck last year, we saw studio liberals turn into corporate hard-guys in the blink of an eye.
All right, but anyone who saw "The Contender," with its tale of a female vice presidential candidate slandered by sexists, might think that the Hollywood left wouldn't run down a politician because of her gender. Yet Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin
4. Liberals don't exclude conservatives; conservatives just aren't that creative.
I get this in letters all the time -- and even fielded it while sparring recently on washingtonpost.com
5. Hollywood leftists are patriotic in their own way.
Words -- despite what you might have learned at university -- actually have meanings. The meaning of the word patriotism is "love of country." If you don't love your country, you're not a patriot. "When I see an American flag flying, it's a joke," the late director Robert Altman
Making anti-war films while American troops are under fire is not patriotic. Exporting movies that consistently show the United States in a bad light is not patriotic. Ceaselessly casting America and its government as the bad guy is not patriotic, either. And while, yes, I admit that there are many people of good will and patriotism on the left, those who love truth, courage, tolerance and America might be forgiven for wondering whether it isn't time for regime change in Los Angeles."
Andrew Klavan's novels and screenplays have been turned into such films as "True Crime" and "Don't Say a Word." His latest novel is "Empire of Lies."
Friday, October 10, 2008
VANDERLEUN FOR PRESIDENT
"President Moi: A Choice Not a Gecko
...If elected I promise to give every American man, woman, and child one million dollars tax free. Plus free parking -- everywhere all the time.
National speed limit: 110MPH.
Economic policy? You break it, you've bought it.
Foreign Policy: You screw with us, even a little, and you are just one flat and glowing squirrel on the vast highway of life. 24 hours, start to finish. That goes for your whole country and your little dog too! I'll make Ivan the Terrible seem like Ivan the Adorable.
When I'm done with all this -- it will take, tops, three weeks -- I'll resign. But I get to keep Air Force One.
Did I mention I'm drafting Sarah Palin as my VP. I am. So relax, you'll be in good, strong hands at last."
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Pat Dollard | Young Americans | Blog Archive � It Is Here! The Banned SNL Skit Cannot Hide From Louie
Pat Dollard | Young Americans | Blog Archive � It Is Here! The Banned SNL Skit Cannot Hide From Louie
Monday, October 06, 2008
Investor's Business Daily -- Welcome To Camp Obama
Sunday, October 05, 2008
a little straight shootin' lesson on what is going on in this great country of ours.
Primordial Slack: Community Organizers: Sedition in a Suit
Saturday, October 04, 2008
Thursday, October 02, 2008
"If fear of seven per cent falls is enough to justify massive unprecedented government intrusion into the private sector, we might as well cut to the chase and go for the big Soviet command economy."
The Corner on National Review Online
HT Mary Belle
October 01, 2008
Category: The economy
Senators who voted No
Here's the quick list of the senators who voted NO on bailout/economic rescue.
Nelson (FL) (D)
Wyden (D)The Crypt: Congressional News - the House, the Senate and Capitol Hill - The economy - Politico.com
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
The video was taken off You Tube however, so far, freedom of speech is still with us. Saul Alinsky in his book "Rules for Radicals" teaches that in order to overthrow capitalism the radical community organizer creates a crisis. Watch it all.
YouTube - TheMouthPeace's Channel