Friday, November 27, 2009

WILL'S ODE TO THE TURKEY (a comment at One Cosmos)

I, TURKEY (a poem)

It was always there, this calm recognition

Of my destiny, the gentle tide that would sweep

Me across snowy fields and through the

Brittle thickets and tingling streams

To the moment of surrender in blinding light -

I seem to remember the angel's patient lecture,

His loving ministration that filled the hollow

Of my bones with grace and direction -

Oh, all the animals were there of course,

But it was I who truly understood

Better than even Cat and Dog, understood

The symmetry of service and sacrifice

Writ in nature's lineaments, there, I have said it –

I shall wrestle with the President of the United States

In the yearly photo-op!

And I shall lay down to die, over and over

Again and again across November,

My sleepy meat divinely distributed

Among earth’s Shepherds

And do enjoy the leftovers!

For this is my task and I fulfill

It in love and service –

Yet I rise again, Great God a’Mighty!

As will you, consumer of my flesh,

In your own alien way -

11/26/2009 12:23:00 PM

Thursday, November 26, 2009

One Cʘsmos: President Calls for Fascist Theocracy

Thursday, November 26, 2009
President Calls for Fascist Theocracy
Charles the Queeg Johnson is right! This president doesn't even pretend to respect the Wall of Separation established for us by the modern Supreme Court:

I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.

And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the Unites States the Eighty-eighth."

By the President: Abraham Lincoln

One Cʘsmos: President Calls for Fascist Theocracy
George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation:
"Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor – and Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.” Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be – That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks – for his kind care and protection of the People of this country previous to their becoming a Nation – for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war –for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed – for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us. And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions – to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually – to render our national government a blessing to all the People, by constantly being a government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed – to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord – To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and Us – and generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best. Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789."

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

HT Vanderleun at American Digest:
"...Suppose Tim and I are having a debate. Tim already strongly dislikes me for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that in his mind he has categorized me as an evil conservative who stands in the way of his grand vision of society with my backwards, brainwashed ideas dicated to me by that religion that I don’t actually have.

It’s easy for that dislike to spill over into abject distrust. When I speak truth to him, he hears lies.

But the nice thing about the truth is that it’s true..."

How to Destroy a Liberal’s Worldview An Exercise in Futility
Schools' Iran $$ pipeline - "Anti-Israel, pro-Iran university professors are being funded by a shadowy multimillion-dollar Islamic charity based in Manhattan that the feds charge is an illegal front for the repressive Iranian regime.

The deep-pocketed Alavi Foundation has aggressively given away hundreds of thousands of dollars to Columbia University and Rutgers University for Middle Eastern and Persian studies programs that employ professors sympathetic to the Iranian dictatorship.

'We found evidence that the government of Iran really controlled everything about the foundation,' said Adam Kaufmann, investigations chief at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office."
A Survivor’s Battle Against Female Genital Mutilation – by Jamie Glazov | FrontPage Magazine

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

By Robin of Berkeley:
"When I was in college, I read a book that changed my life. It was Susan Brownmiller's tome, Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape, which explained rape as an act of power instead of just lust. What I found particularly chilling was the chapter on war -- how rape is used to terrorize a population and destroy the enemy's spirit.

While edifying, the book magnified the vulnerability I already felt as a female. Fear of rape became a constant dread, and I sought a solution that would help shield me from danger.

The answer: seek safe harbor within the Democratic Party. I even became an activist for feminist causes, including violence against women. Liberalism would protect me from the big, bad conservatives who wished me harm.

Like for most feminists, it was a no-brainer for me to become a Democrat. Liberal men, not conservatives, were the ones devoted to women's issues. They marched at my side in support of abortion rights. They were enthusiastic about women succeeding in the workplace.

As time went on, I had many experiences that should have made me rethink my certainty. But I remained nestled in cognitive dissonance -- therapy jargon for not wanting to see what I didn't want to see. . ."

American Thinker: The Wilding of Sarah Palin

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Obama Warms to the Idea of an International Body Having Jurisdiction Over Americans NewsReal Blog
Obama Mao T-shirts Banned in China, Popular in USA • Looking at the Left
AND FROM American Thinker: Obama's Mind Game
"...As soon as Obama came on the scene, the programming began. His face was plastered everywhere like Mao. In his speeches, Obama lulled audiences with a melodious voice and feel-good phrases repeated over and over. And he began inciting people with his charming smile..."


Michelle Obama's Mirror's Blog: Pull The Drapes, and Pass the Ammunition

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

In God We Trust Free Patriotic Christian Flash Movie
"...Recently, one American born Islamic academic has been in the headlines, apparently connected to both Major Hasan and also to al Qaeda terrorists. Anwar al-Awlaki was born in New Mexico. He has lived in Yemen since late 2001 or early 2002, but possesses a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University, a M.A. in Education Leadership from San Diego State University..."

Family Security Matters Publications Exclusive: Who is Anwar al-Awlaki?
Major Muslim's Calling Card: "SoA", "Soldier of Allah" - Atlas Shrugs

Monday, November 09, 2009

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

More reasons to home school:

Big Hollywood Blog Archive ELEMENTARY EPIDEMIC: 11 Uncovered Videos Show School Children Performing Praises to Obama
"...In Gore’s telling, he was worried only about the planet, put meager investments into promising green companies, and then, given divine intervention, found himself worth perhaps hundreds of millions of dollars..."

Works and Days The Discreet Charm of the Left-wing Plutocracy