Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The American Spectator : America's Ruling Class -- And the Perils of Revolution

"...By identifying science and reason with themselves, our rulers delegitimize opposition. Though they cannot prevent Americans from worshiping God, they can make it as socially disabling as smoking -- to be done furtively and with a bad social conscience. Though they cannot make Americans wish they were Europeans, they continue to press upon this nation of refugees from the rest of the world the notion that Americans ought to live by "world standards." Each day, the ruling class produces new "studies" that show that one or another of Americans' habits is in need of reform, and that those Americans most resistant to reform are pitiably, perhaps criminally, wrong. Thus does it go about disaggregating and dispiriting the ruled..." Take the time and read it all.

The American Spectator : America's Ruling Class -- And the Perils of Revolution

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

YouTube - Obama Admits He Is A Muslim

Now that our President has said that we are no longer a Christian nation . . .watch it all.
YouTube - Obama Admits He Is A Muslim

Monday, July 05, 2010

ANDREW KLAVAN: Limp Economy? Flaccid Philosophy? Diagnosis: Electile Dysfunction – VIDEO Snow Report Blog

Michael Patrick Leahy

The grand pooh-bahs at the Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committee, those champions of Big Government statism and the personal acquisition of power, are on their way out. They are relics of an era gone by, and are too dense to comprehend that reality yet.

No one likes them.

No one respects them.

No one trusts them.

No one believes they act on principle.

No one thinks they are thought leaders with any original ideas to address our country's problems.

"This new Era of Grassroots Democracy will have three defining characteristics:

1. It will be Post-Partisan.
2. It will be Ideologically Competitive.
3. It will signal a revival of citizen activism within a new type of intensely engaged, participative grassroots democracy, enabled and accelerated by dramatic advances in technology..."

Michael Patrick Leahy

Sunday, July 04, 2010

O Beautiful: A Concert for the 4th of July, 2010 @ AMERICAN DIGEST

"Today take a moment to honor and hail all who have fought and died for this last, best hope of earth. Hail the heroes who have given us all we have; the heroes who come not to conquer but to set men free and keep men free."

O Beautiful: A Concert for the 4th of July, 2010 @ AMERICAN DIGEST

Monday, June 21, 2010

As I have explained many times before in various articles, Sharia law allows the following (and this is just when it comes to women):

· Obligatory female genital mutilation (FGM).
· Requirement of women to obtain permission from husbands for daily freedoms, such as leaving the house unescorted by a male family member.
· Beating of disobedient women and girls.
· Compulsory acceptance of polygamy and forced child marriages.
· Requirement of the testimony of four male Muslim witnesses (or eight women) to prove rape;
· Stoning to death of adulteresses.

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Engaging with the friendly expat enemy:

Dear H and R,
The other day C and I noticed that commentary you placed on
Facebook signed by America’s latest intellectual powerhouse, Sarah
Palin. We must say that even though what she was told to write made us
cringe with embarrassment, it did help us better understand where
America’s radical right stands today. This former beauty queen, ‘Tea
Party’ idle who fell into politics like a fly into molasses, actually
suggests that America has some sort of foreign policy track record to
be proud of. Maybe before making that statement, her team might first
have chatted up an American Indian or two, a few citizens form Chile
or Argentina, Cambodia or Vietnam, Panama, or Cuba. Perhaps they could
have had a little tête-à-tête with a Chechchian , a Georgian, some
people from Azerbaijan, Hungary, the former Yugoslavia, Iraq or
Afghanistan before coming to a final conclusion. Maybe that way the
Palin team might have gained a fresh perspective on how others feel
when America either just screws up, or takes things to the next level
and decides to blow their country apart.
Oh, and by the way: It’s no longer 1775. I promise. This is 2010 and
believe it or not our country's struggle for self-government is over.
The whole world is now well aware of our disproportionate military
power, life-style of overabundance and extraordinary wealth. The
question now is, why some Americans think they have the expertise to
be governing everyone else. Or are all those ugly rumors we used to
hear, actually true: That the United States really dose think it
should be ruling the world.
Be that as it may, we send you our love, no matter how detached we may
think you are from reality. Long live human dialogue.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx C and R

Dear Daughter and Son in Law and BF,
Whew, a toxic shock out of the blue. Haven't heard a word from these guys in years. I am a fan of Sarah Palin but didn't ever post anything on FB
Time to shower off. Sending this on to see if it is my mind parasites
acting up or what?
H



Dear Beloved Mother-In-Law;

Perhaps they need a refreshment course on world history?
With C being Spanish; you would think she would be able to shoulder some
of the guilt for the discovery of the "new world". It was Spain via Columbus
(a name they should have heard of, or have they already erased it from their
own esoteric set of history books?) who started with the eradication of the
Americas indigenous populations (or Cortes, pick your poison).

Furthermore; doesn't R generate his money through the deforestation of
what is left of our natural forests? Forests which once belonged to the
natives of the northwest United States! And didn't he send you this e-mail on
Earth day? What a blankity blank and a blankity blank. Perhaps he and his wife should spend a little more time in the history books before berating a woman solely on the fact that she is good looking (Sarah Palin). This is the typical liberal
expression of jealousy for things we take for granted and don't feel sorry for
having. Too bad their minds will never be free enough to let go of the guilt
they generate by having "possessions". Their citizenship should be revoked!
Economy envy anyone?
I wouldn't respond to these people at all. It is obvious you don't need them
in your life anymore. You love your country , and they want to give it away. To me that's the end. And who are they kidding with that "we still love you" crap!
INSERT PROFANITY HERE
Please excuse the profanity;
Love , S

And I'm serious, don't respond.


> On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 8:25 PM,

BF says:

Wow! I do NOT want to give a hand in answering. Delete and forget their
letter. We folks who love and appreciate America don't have any time for
this. We're busy repairing and rebuilding her at home!!!!
On Apr 23, 2010, at 10:28 AM,


My dear C and R,

How very nice to hear from you and know that you are well. What a gas
your letter was. You have a definite talent for satire. The Onion has a
major competitor in you and your stuff . Come back to Hollywood
already, all is forgiven . We had a dinner party for 10 last night and
read your piece to the hopefully well fed table over dessert. You would
have thought it was a meeting of your local Asthmatic Sufferers Society
so many were the wheezes what with the prolonged weeping with glee,
chortles, guffaws , giggles and explosive merriment after we finally
finished your email recitation. You nailed that that classic
historically ignorant cultural cringer in the dreaded Washington Irving
tradition mediocrity we call the {usually trust funded] typical removed
from the fray ex pat that I remember from my childhood. They were usually
observed living on the continent in places with very shallow histories
of continuing consensual governance therefore not Anglo phone lands and
subject to fits of impertinence (Greece two weeks ago) and
pusillanimity (Spain voting for dhimmitude after the Islamist attacks in
Madrid)
Are you back in the states or still gallivanting among those
merry making Euro trash with their tender yet festive approaches to
governance and their unemployed masses especially among the youts.
Why it must be up to 6 or 7 % these days. Of course with their demographic
problems this unemployment rate will go down as the bulk of their
populations will reach a richly deserved retirement and be eligible for
a good state pension. And since many lands on the continent have very
very low birth rates{the aforementioned Greece and Spain,along with
Portugal and Italy being the bottom breeders} this unemployment problem
will go away as there will be no one left to work at the restaurants
etc.that so many Euro grads haunt.

Your note mentioned a commentary written by Sarah Palin. I don't
remember posting anything like that on FB therefore I will try dealing with what you wrote instead. I amm somewhat puzzled by your American Indian reference .I know 2 Gujarati born Docs and a very funny Bengali (all very happy to be US citizens now). I talk with them regularly and they are very knowledgeable about US history . For instance, I now understand that the U.S. has military agreements in place with the Navy ,Army and Air Forces of India and we now have an agreement to help them modernize their Special Forces as the Mumbai attack exposed major shortcomings in their deployment flexibility . Apparently their units that had some training to deal with such an attack were in the New Delhi region and unable to mount a immediate response. I am sending you a piece from "Foreign Affairs". On page 5 he deals with this as well as
Georgia which you mentioned. Apparently cyber attack was the key
there. Denial of service to the Georgian Defense Forces was mounted by
the Russians with the very sad result. Chile is prospering , Argentina
is not. Cambodia and Vietnam went through hell after our Congress voted
to stop supplying "beans and bullets" in1974 to the Rep. of Viet Nam. The
Army of the Republic of VietNam was showing fierce resistance ( Xuan Loc ) at the time. There was the good possibility that , similar to Iraq today, even then they could have come out of the war and survived as a state . South Korea showed it can be done. But the USSR and PRC kept the re supply ships coming into Haiphong. Without supplies no Army can fight and it was NVA tanks and
not some Viet Cong bare foot soldiers that finally crashed the gates of
the Presidential Palace in Saigon.
Oh my gosh, could you possibly have meant by "American Indian "those of
our US citizens who are from the feather culture and not the dot? If so
ignore the South Asian thoughts above. Shucks, R and C, I talk
to H every day or did you not know of her Cherokee blood? My accountant is part Pawnee , and we talk regularly during tax time. My agent has a Chiricahua Apache receptionist . I speak to her more than my agent these days. Come back home to Hollywood and write some more comedy We need you here. You are an original hoot and we love that about you. It is, alas, an increasingly rare quality since Billy Wilder left us.
Love and kisses,
R and H

Dear R and H
It will come as no surprise that the note we sent to you, the other day, was
not a satirical piece. What we said was what we meant.
Thank you, nevertheless, for replying. We found your response, however, to be
confusing. Were you suggesting that Palin actually had a functioning cortex,
or that the American Indian was ‘grateful’ for being wiped off the American
plains, or that the United States only invades sovereign nations in order to
help them? Indeed, what was it you were trying to tell us? Do you think you
could try your hand at a serious answer? We have been abroad since last
November. We look forward to returning perhaps September. America, it seems,
is finally trying to set itself straight.
Love from your expatriate buddies,
R and C




Dearest R and C

The deal about functioning cortexes is that good ones allow the fortunate
among us to discern that with duality and paradox it is actually possible to
be both humorous, or satirical if you will, and dead serious at the same time.
Great truth and substance can be found in a jelly bean coating.
As an example, take your latest message, when you called Sarah Palin America's"latest intellectual powerhouse", my functioning cortex signaled me you were probably not being really straight and sincere about that and even being somewhat, dare I say it, snide. Just as when you mentioned "former beauty queen", I believe you meant that in a disparaging way, as if to infer that
someone of that title could not possibly be capable of being taken seriously
as a politician. It showed a certain bias towards gender and avocation I
thought but, no matter. Now I'm quite certain when you added "what she was
told to write" ,as if she needed to be told, that that was said to disparage
the Gal even more. My, my. my, my my. my. my. my. My research on her showed an extremely capable politician who rose up to be Governor of her state> through talent, intelligence, and hard work. Hardly a party hack, she took on
the corrupt old boys of her party, made deals that brought great income to her
state, and had an extremely high popularity rating (70% as I recall). Geez,
R, I'm sorry but I find all that sort of stuff kind of admirable. She is cute, and saucy, a bit sarcastic at times which appeals to me, I'm sad to report, and I'm crazy about her folksy way of talkin', don't you know. Her humor does suggest to me some serious signs of intelligence as I've always thought the two were equated.

Well look........ heck, she may never ever run for office again so for the
life of me I can't figure out why some people get their tits in a twitter
about her. But perhaps my values are too 1775 and not nearly enough 2010.
Can't recall, was that earlier year, the one with Lady Gaga?

As the cortex is simply the veneer of the cerebrum and cerebellum, I'm going
to try and penetrate the depths of the ladder and see if I can in any way get
hooked up to this other reality you mentioned that I"m so detached from. So no
sense wasting any more time here with us until I get on track. Going to get
right to it now. I'll let you know when I come up with anything. Hang tight.
But be patient. It may take awhile.

Oops, sorry, almost forgot, Got to go now. We're late for this party where
I've been told they're serving Orange Pekoe and Darjeeling. Yummy. Until you
hear from me again.
Love,
R and H

Our friend wrote:
Hello all,
And thank you for your clear response to our remarks about Palin, etc.
This time, we understood every word. Bravo! And you put us straight
with such finesse! As for Palin, everything we have ever seen of her
has lead us to believe that in spite of her good looks and powerful
support from the extreme right, she still reeks of being an un-read
power-climber who is grossly unqualified to lead much of anything or
anyone.

As for the rest of our observations, no response is required. Our
views, although shared by others the world over, are still just
personal opinions from two ex-conservatives who, over the years, have become profoundly disillusioned with Uncle Sam’s smug use of power and
wealth. They are views that must be the result of our continually
changing venue. How life close to the trenches can change one’s
attitude and understanding of those who struggle just to stay alive.

Keep the home fires burning, and enjoy those tea parties of yours.
Do hug an Indian for us every once in a while, though, it’s good for
the spirit. Mixed breeds like H or myself, by the way, don’t count.

Cheers from enemy territory, c’est-à-dire, la belle France.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
My dear xxxxxxxxxxxx,

Thank you for your kind thoughts for those of us "in the trenches".
Who would have thought, before this week, that humble players would be
in the cross hairs. Detroit residents at Christmas , Army recruiters
in Little Rock, unarmed soldiers at Ft.Hood yes. And now this. Struggling to
stay alive in the theater takes on new meaning indeed. The TV
series "South Park" could well have prompted such an attack with the
wretched car bomb parked in front of the Viacom Bldg on 45th and 7th
Ave. at 6:30 pm! When audiences are parking and supping and players
putting on their slap and going over their words. Thank God it did not
explode. May all such attempts be"amateur".Of my three friends
currently on the Great White Way, all went on after the all clear.
Only Lucy Liu in "God of Carnage" did not. She later expressed regret that she succumbed to what ,caution?
I am working to find a theater to do a play that no one seems to want to
touch , dealing with the very thing that made" South Park" a probable
target; the showing of an image of Mohammad the Prophet . 4 characters
and 1 set, the reception tent of the opening of that 1977 epic
"Mohammad Messenger of God." It is very well written. It received excellent notices when it appeared in a small off off Broadway house. I have shopped it around to those I know and they don't want to touch it for the same
reason,"caution." It is titled "The Caterers" by Jonathan Leaf.
Similarly, Yale Univ. Press did not publish even one of the
Danish cartoons in their book about them. Sad to say, it has
come to this.
But, one must not back off, surrender , bug out , or whatever euphemism is in these days for cowardice, pusillanimity and abandoning the good fight ( why else trenches. )
Remind those who seem to have your ear that, far from being "smug" in our use of our money and power we saved the lives of more Muslims than any other nation in recent times . SAVED.
Remind them that our troops are still in Germany, allowing the rest of a sorry lot {with a very fewstriking exceptions} to take what would have been Defense monies and spend them on social programs.
Remind them that the wretched Greeks are now being saved by the IMF And that our country pays 17% of that entity's budget
three times more than the next contributor!
Point out to their bias -blinded eyes that Iraq is
a victory. Full stop. As a result of the sacrifices of the Coalition of
the Willing, lead by the US , the Iraqi's are grateful to be living
in a land, unique among the countries of the Middle East, except Israel of
course, governed by the consent of it's citizens. Ouday and Qusay are bad
memories along with their Pater. Did this in Caesar seem "smug"? apologies to Will Shakespeare}
Gratitude would be in order
to all who brought this extraordinary achievement about, including, of course ,the Spanish Army until they were pulled out.
>> The poor Cubans still suffer under the Castro's and their friends including most recently the unkind Pres.Lula of Brazil, who equated Orlando Zapata Ta mayo the human rights hunger striker, in the week of his death, to a common criminal such as one would find in Sao Paolo. And I believe he uttered those cruel wordsin Havana no less.

These views are shared by so many throughout the US. That one would
choose to be outside the country at this time of great popular debate is
odd. Long time Power Broker members of Congress are realizing how out
of step they are with the electorate. Virginia and New Jersey were wake up
calls and Scott Brown's victory in Mass. in the "Kennedy" seat election
melted the phone lines to many a Roofing and Excavating Companies Offices.
I fear for those quaint ,funny ,foreigners who are deeply and most
lamentably unread . Suggest to them that they pick up "The anti-American
obsession" by Jean-Francois Revel, "Intellectuals and Society" by Thomas
Sowell, "America Alone" by Mark Steyn, "The looming Tower" by Lawrence
Wright,"Imperial Grunts" by Robert Kaplan and of course anything by Paul
Johnson and Victor Davis Hanson for starters. Because on their present
path they arebecoming the laughing stock over here in
this land on the front lines. Those who have your ear obviously have a
long way to go . I fear the rank amateur who is our President,
the deeply "un-read(sic) power climber who is grossly unqualified to
lead anything or anyone" is not helping matters at all.
There you go again with the hug an ""Indian"suggestion. You ignored what I
sent you about the Indians and their valiant efforts after Mumbai, including
the young women Naval Aviators. Did you not receive those e mails? Or were
you,yet again ,referring to our fellow Americans of the feather cultures in
opting to express the Racial Purity ravings of an Alfred Rosenberg , Reich Minister for the Occupied Eastern Territories? Governor Palin surely hugs her Yup'ik and Curyung blooded husband, Todd, with at least as much enthusiasm as C hugs you. My guess is they do not openly quibble about how much of the
their huggee's blood is "mixed". Although some might suggest it could be
a worthy endeavor to quibble , Sybil, in the latter instance, one can
profitably ignore such uncharitable thinking. I ,of course, have been
an avid hugger of "mixed breeds" from the get go.

Please be well and return to the fray. It is a most worthy cause.

Love and kisses,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX R and H

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Primordial Slack: The Audacity of an Au Pair Insurgency

"...I found myself mulling all of my own fine recommendations for the job of au pair. I raised one fine son, why not another's? Music, art, and classical literature, bi-lingual, up-to-date on computer technology (except for BlackBerry. Crap!) and a more-than-casual Judeo-Christian theological background. Why not rock another's cradle and raise up a leader or at least a voter? And who has the sort of money to pay me my worth and keep me in comfort and security while I do such a dastardly deed? At this rate, only a government employee..."
Primordial Slack: The Audacity of an Au Pair Insurgency

Female genital mutilation “is part of the Sunna of the Prophet” — Winds Of Jihad By SheikYerMami

Still happening, folks, move right along, nothing to see here.

Female genital mutilation “is part of the Sunna of the Prophet” — Winds Of Jihad By SheikYerMami
Exclusive: Radical Islamic Schools Thrive Throughout AmericaPublications Family Security Matters

Fitzgerald: “It’s over. We’re here. It’s over” — Winds Of Jihad By SheikYerMami

Fitzgerald: “It’s over. We’re here. It’s over” — Winds Of Jihad By SheikYerMami: "der of the Jews from the “newspaper of record.”"
Something wonderful:

YouTube - norcsii's Channel

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Two pages of 2700 health care bill in which is a domestic military:
Obama's Private Army now law. Hidden in health care bill

San Francisco "Anti-War" Rally: The New Communist/Truth/Jihad Alliance

"On March 20, a coalition of communist groups, 9/11 "Truth" activists and anti-Israel extremists gathered in San Francisco to protest against -- well, just about everything.

The event was in theory an "anti-war" rally timed to coincide with the seventh anniversary of the start of the Iraq War, but since that war is basically over, the anti-war movement now has not only evaporated almost completely but has also lost its focus, as a plethora of tangential issues and petty gripes have taken center stage.

And so, without the veneer of faux-pacifism to disguise the protesters' true feelings, one stance has emerged as the unifying philosophy:
San Francisco "Anti-War" Rally: The New Communist/Truth/Jihad Alliance
Dr Sanity explains:
"You would think it would be a simple matter to be "in touch" with reality. But it isn't. It requires a great deal of cognitive effort--i.e., thinking--and often that effort must assert itself over powerful emotions that draw the person away from the real world, to a place more comfortable and unchallenging--i.e., to their inner reality.

So, how does a rational person determine what is true and what is delusion? How do you decide if something is a myth or is real? How do you decide if someone is paranoid, or simply "connecting the dots" and facing reality? How do you determine if someone is neurotic, where thoughts and behavior are conflicted and distressed, but not inappropriate or outside socially acceptable norms; versus psychotic, where thoughts and behavior become unanchored to reality? [Freud distinguished the two in this way: “in neurosis the ego suppresses part of the id out of allegiance to reality, whereas in psychosis it lets itself be carried away by the id and detached from a part of reality.”]

Official Website of Andrew Klavan —

Official Website of Andrew Klavan —
"...At the peak of Escalante’s work at Garfield, his math enrichment program involved over 400 students and produced more kids who passed Advanced Placement calculus than wealthy Beverly Hills High. He achieved this truly mind-boggling feat despite constant opposition from guess which formidable source. If you guessed evil right-wing racists, congratulations, you have the chief qualification to become a New York Times columnist: a distorted sense of reality. Because the true answer of course is: that untouchable mainstay of the Democratic Party, the teachers union.

The union opposed Escalante’s classes at the beginning when they were smaller than union rules allowed and at their peak when they became larger. There were complaints he came to work too early and left too late, and gripes about his high standards and tough discipline. “If you looked into what is going on in this school in the name of the union,” Escalante wrote the union president in 1990, “I think… you would be appalled.”

Saturday, April 03, 2010

via Vanderleun:
Richard at the Belmont Club with his usual clarity makes a little list that shouldn't be missed in » A Reason To Believe: Nothing is Transparent: 5 Fascist Fundamentals

"So why do smart people believe in dumb things? The author Scott Peck claimed that intelligence was no defense against foolishness, especially where belief was concerned. The intelligent were perhaps even more vulnerable than the simple precisely because they believed themselves to be immune when in fact they were not. All a cult leader had to do was flash his neon sign in the middle of a spiritual night and the vainglorious moths would come in their thousands, beating their wings against the electrified screen. If you built it, they would come. And whether the goals of the belief joint were Helter-Skelter, alien abduction or the Workers Paradise, these temples of the night would do a land-office business and all be built in the same way. All of them would have:

"1. A charismatic leader demanding total authority at their center. From him would radiate authority through an elect group of followers. This is inevitable since power does not spring from the institution, but rather from the personal divinity of the god at its center.

"2. Controlling techniques harnessing shame, guilt and peer pressure to bring dissidents to heel. Within a cult are only hymns of praise and condemnations of the wicked. Deviation from dogma would be treated as a moral failing; sin or blasphemy against a sacred leader and his goals.

"3. Self-isolation from the world. Cults constitute little universes unto themselves; closed hermetic societies, where the “us” faces out against the “them”.

"4. Extremist or fanatical behavior. In a cult excess is normal. Activity is frenzied, every emotion is at the highest pitch. People act as if possessed because time is short. The long awaited moment is at hand.

"5. Secrecy and deception. Routine documents are concealed. Inquiries are treated with suspicion. Associations, personal histories, financial records, decisions — all go behind a firewall. Nothing is transparent."

Friday, April 02, 2010

"..The book is called The Israel Test, and you will want to know what that test is. I will let Gilder tell you — he has some questions: “What is your attitude toward people who excel you in the creation of wealth or in other accomplishment? Do you aspire to their excellence, or do you seethe at it? Do you admire and celebrate exceptional achievement, or do you impugn it and seek to tear it down?”

Gilder’s idea is that people who have a problem with Israel have a problem with human efflorescence, freedom, genius, and difference. He reminds me of Paul Johnson, who says that those who hate America in fact hate humanity itself: because people from all over the world gather in America to live as fully, freely, and happily as possible..."

Early in his book (as later), Gilder discusses the astounding success of Jews. “In countries where Jews are free to invent and create, they pile up conspicuous wealth” — and in so doing “arouse envy and suspicion.” The author quotes Gorky, who said, “Whatever nonsense the anti-Semites may talk, they dislike the Jew only because he is obviously better, more adroit, and more capable of work than they are.”



Pass This Test on National Review / Digital

Thursday, April 01, 2010

HT AmericanDigest from Dr. Helen
"...So just remember that next time a liberal treats you poorly, it may not be his or her fault. Like the psychopath who has no empathy for his fellow human being, liberals may have a blind spot when it comes to having any empathy or understanding for their conservative brethren. It often makes a psychopath worse to show empathy for him, as he will take advantage of it.

The second possibility is that liberals do have the capacity to empathize with conservatives, but they do not have to do so because of the liberal bubble they mostly live in. Schools, the media, and many of the cities they live in lean left. This means that there is no incentive to understand other ideas and there are no consequences for showing disgust and ugly feelings towards conservatives. Thus, Goldstein’s ex-professor feels free to vent at him — knowing that few will care.

For example, if a Republican vents at a Democrat, he or she will be seen as a “hate-monger.” For an example of this, notice how Eric Cantor can have his office shot at and it is played down with all kinds of excuses, while if the tea partiers are said to have shouted at Democrats without any proof, it is taken as the gospel truth, with no video needed. The left are just “innocent victims.”

So what is the prescription here for those of us who are conservative or libertarian? There may be no way to get the “other side” to understand our views, for they may not have the capacity to do so. Until the lack of empathy for conservatives miraculously changes, we might do better to grow our own ranks, getting more of us involved, rather than trying to rationalize our own views to the other side. Giving in only wastes valuable time that could be put to better use and makes liberals more likely to treat us poorly.

At the same time, we should consider that it could be a lack of consequences that allows liberals to lack empathy or understanding for their fellow right-leaning citizens. Expanding right-leaning media and exposing liberals to ridicule and consequences (e.g., Andrew Breitbart) might then be the correct path to take, for the ease with which they attack may decrease once they realize that they will not get off scott-free as they once did.

Finally, and my third possibility, is it could be lack of education that allows the left to lack empathy. They are not exposed to right-leaning and libertarian ideas. For example, how many classes at school are teaching about the ideas of Hayek, Friedman, and Rand? If kids grow up without this information, they may turn into adults who lack the ability to understand other points of view..."Pajamas Media � How Should Conservatives Deal with the Left’s Disrespect and Lack of Empathy?
"...Qureshi is a Muslim. The debate started last year when Isaac Medina, a Muslim convert from Guadalajara, Mexico, noticed the wording when he saw pre-made diploma frames in the Trinity bookstore. Muslims have been attacking Christianity since the inception of their religion. They’ve spotted a weakness in our system, the attempt to be diverse at any cost, even if it costs us the one thing that made this nation great—its Christian foundation. Muslims understand this; many Christians don’t (see America's 200-Year War with Islamic Terrorism). Muslims call for diversity as a wedge to get in the door, open it wide enough for others follow behind, then once in pool their collective energies and force Christians out..."Muslim Students Want to Take Over Christian College

Friday, March 26, 2010

"...The problem with the left in general and Obama in particular is that they violate the fundamental purpose of politics, which is to nurture order for the purpose of liberal (in the true sense of the word) goods that can never be found in politics..."

One Cʘsmos: The Creature From the Barack Lagoon & the Tyranny of the Disordered
"...Conservatives and centrists are no longer fighting liberals. We are fighting the left.

Liberalism believed in American exceptionalism; the left not only does not believe in it, the left opposes it. President Obama, when asked if he believes in American exceptionalism, replied, "I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism, and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism."

Liberalism believed in creating wealth; the left is interested in redistributing it.

Liberalism believed in a strong defense. The left believes in cutting defense and a strong United Nations..."

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

VDH for President:


Giddy About Remaking America

"...If we assume that Obama & Co. wish to radically remake the United States — along the lines of a European socialist society, or perhaps to the left even of a Belgium or Denmark — then the past 14 months were as predictable as the sun rising.
To transmogrify a center-right country into a liberal utopia, certain things follow: higher taxes on the better-off to pay for redistribution and to bring “fairness” to society (e.g., called “redistributive change,”“spread the wealth,” “patriotic,” “paying your fair share”); increased government coercion to force the reluctant to conform (e.g., new IRS agents, more regulations and government intrusion, mandatory new fees); a growing constituency to administer and receive entitlements (e.g., I never really heard much about ACORN or SEIU until the Obama ascendancy); a public relations campaign to demonize the skeptical as enemies of civil society, starting with “selfish” and “greedy,” escalating to “racists,” and finally reaching the dangerous level of “terrorists” who “threaten officials” (those who used to court Michael Moore, or snooze about books and movies suggesting scenarios of killing George Bush are suddenly worried about uncivil discourse)..."

Works and Days As Predictable As the Sun Rising

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

One Cʘsmos
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Keep Your Stinking Paws Off My Body and Out of My Pocket, You Damn Dirty Apes!

"Know what I hate? I hate it when the left drags me and everything else down to the crudest level of raw power politics, so that I can't ignore them even if I want to. The point is, real Americans mostly just want to be left alone by the State, just as they would be pleased if criminals would refrain from breaking into their cars and houses.

But just as we must take precautions against criminals and sociopaths, our well intended liberal fascists force us to take steps against them. Who would want to spend a moment thinking about the likes of Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid unless they were in your face, trying to purloin your slack? What did I ever do to them? Nothing. Indeed, I pay their salary and for their travel, retirement, and health care (hair plugs and botox injections included). All I ask in return is that they leave me alone..."
The Openly Anti-Semitic President @ AMERICAN DIGEST
and
Commentary Blog Archive Bibi Responds
Examining religion:

The Bishops, Not Stupak, Are the Problem


The Catholic Failure | The New Ledger

Monday, March 22, 2010

VDH for President

VDH's Private Papers:: We've Crossed the Rubicon: "Pelosism: In our brave new world, expect more of the lurid stories about the secretary of the Treasury not paying his FICA taxes. The multimillionaire Madame Speaker will spend more of the state’s millions on private jet travel as she lectures on carbon footprints and a culture of corruption. We will hear more about the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee hiding his income, or a member of the House Rules Committee bragging that, given the historic importance of healthcare, they are just making up the rules as they go along — and proud of it. Our guardian class has become the new French aristocracy at Versailles. They will rail about Citation jets for the CEO, and then fly federally-owned Gulfstreams; they will put us in Smart cars but limo in Yukons and Tahoes on “official business.” Our lifestyles will be as monitored as much as those who do the monitoring will not be at all."

Sunday, March 21, 2010

"...In the Copenhagen township of Nørrebro that has been solidly in Muslim hands for a long time, Jews must hide their faith in order to avoid persecution. Yellow stars get stuck to the backs of Norwegian schoolchildren, and the teachers don’t intervene. In the “enriched” Swedish town of Malmö, many Jewish families have already fled..."

Jews Marked With Yellow Stars Again - Politically Incorrect – English Version
The Provocateur: The Untold Stories of Non Profit Hospitals: "That film tracks Albany, Georgia surgeon Dr. John Bagnato and his accountant, Charles Rehberg. Starting in 2003, the two examined the tax returns of more than a hundred non profits all over the country and they were startled to find that most non profits were abusing their non profit status. They found a pattern of exorbitant health care costs, strict enforcement of collections against patients that lacked an ability to pay, massive expansions, all while executives received healthy salaries and these hospitals spent tens of millions on lobbying."
Wolf Howling: AP Goes APE Over Texas School Book Changes

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

"...Beneath the priggish self-righteousness; beneath that romantic and suffering image of moral superiority that they cultivate religiously, they have become nothing more than the appeasers and enablers of those who represent the very opposite of peace and justice. Beneath their aggressive do-goodism; beneath their unwavering belief that they know better how to run your life than you do; there is a vast reservoir of contempt and rage..."Dr. Sanity
Confused as to who is voting how on the health care?
Family Security has the links here:
Keeping Track of the House’s Health Care Votes Family Security Matters AND THOMAS SOWELL
"...In a swindle that would make Bernie Madoff look like an amateur, Barack Obama has gotten a substantial segment of the population to believe that he can add millions of people to the government-insured rolls without increasing the already record-breaking federal deficit.
Those who think in terms of talking points, instead of realities, can point to the fact that the Congressional Budget Office has concurred with budget numbers that the Obama administration has presented..."
Anyone who is so old-fashioned as to stop and think, instead of being swept along by rhetoric, can understand that a budget-- any budget-- is not a record of hard facts but a projection of future financial plans. A budget tells us what will happen if everything works out according to plan.
RealClearPolitics - Talking Points vs. Reality

Monday, March 15, 2010

"...The global Islamic jihad is threatening the entire free world, and it is succeeding, and we don’t even know what has hit us! The West is sliding into Islamicization(sic), because of a strategy outlined decades ago by the Islamic Brotherhood, which says: You set up your institutions, you then use the mores of your designated country to give you more and more, you Islamicize the country, and then you take it over. The central point of this strategy is the demoralization caused by the intellectual confusion brought on by the psychological warfare, the essence of which is that the victims have no idea of what is being done to them. The West doesn’t get it, at all. We must fight against their verbal fire – and realize that if our minds are enslaved, then our bodies will be next..."


Middle East and Terrorism: Islamic strategy.
More Islam infiltration:

Vermont Schools to Celebrate Islamic Feast | FrontPage Magazine

Friday, March 12, 2010

One Cʘsmos: Lovely Lies and the Forces of Spiritual & Material Poverty
"...There are forces that result in wealth, such as human creativity, initiative, vision, risk, prudence, etc: "We should ask what are the causes of wealth and try to recreate and reproduce them. When you ask the wrong question, 'What causes poverty,' you end up with wrong answers.... Instead of trying to take wealth away from rich people and redistribute it, we should be seeking to implement the conditions in which as many people as possible can join in the wealth-creating process for themselves." Thus, the first law of wealth is "get off your ass." The second is "get the state off your ass."

Conversely, one of the greatest forces of poverty -- and the most potent force which the left pulls out of its arse 'n all -- is envy. Which is why the left has no interest in the forces that create wealth, only the forces that redistribute it under the auspices of envy.

In the mental realm, truth is a force. In fact, it is without question the most important force. Some people -- mostly aging hippies and addle-brained youths, who represent the two main constituencies of the left, wacktivists and hedonists -- will tell you that love (or compassion) is the most important force, but love is a derivative of Truth, not vice versa. I do not worship "the God of love" unless he is first the God of Truth..."
Really, it is hard to believe how people do not want to hear this. Read all of this carefully and check out the indoctrination of our children with our new youth army called now called - Civilian Security Defense and The National Volunteer Reserve.
Atlas Shrugs
and at
Gov't Organizing Radicals In Our Schools - Investors.com
UCB interview with Mark Steyn
YouTube - Conversations with History: Mark Steyn

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Works and Days
"California is a rich state — as the world found out the last century. It has the best farmland in the world, much of it watered by gravity-fed irrigation from the Sierra. Its timber acreage is vast. There is a lot of natural gas and oil still in the southern interior and off the coast. Silicon Valley, tourism, Hollywood, defense, and Napa Valley all contribute to natural wealth.

The problem is that we have created a strange drone mindset that manifests itself in two ways. Among elites there is almost a “Don’t touch or disturb that!” mantra. The law of the hothouse orchid reigns. Once our grubby ancestors created our infrastructure, we wish sometimes to ridicule and — use — it, less often to leave anything better behind for anyone else.

Fish, not people

We want all the dividends of industrial society, but an 18th century wilderness at the same time. So the in-the-know people demand cheap, plentiful, and tasty food, but worry more about a three-inch fish than the farmers and farm workers who keep us alive one more day — and so divert fresh water out into the bay to keep the delta smelt alive. (Oh, I know the Gorist logic: the smelt is a canary in the mine; when he can’t get enough oxygen, then we won’t be able to drink soon.” Sorry, I suggest that communities whose treated sewage goes into the bay begin using some sort of organic toilets rather than the old flush models.)

To drive through downtown Santa Barbara is to count the amazing variety of Volvo, Mercedes, Lexus, and BMW SUVs — and wonder where the gasoline comes from, as off-shore drilling declines. You get the picture — our top echelons have become quite prissy. The redwood deck is beloved, not the falling coast redwood tree; kitchen granite counters are de rigueur, not the blasting at the top of the granite mountain; the Prius is a badge of honor, not the chemical plant that makes its batteries; we now like stainless steel frigs, but hate steel’s coke, and iron ore, and electricity lines; arugula is tasty, not the canal that brings water 400 miles to irrigate it; I support teacher unions and -studies courses in the public schools, but not with my Ivy-League bound children..." READ IT ALLWorks and Days

Monday, March 01, 2010

"President Obama's budget has added more than $100 billion in federal taxpayers' money to what is called "education," so that means it will be spent by alumni of the Saul Alinsky school of radical community organizing and/or the Chicago Democratic machine. We're indebted to Pamela Geller of AtlasShrugs.com for exposing the shocking use of some of these funds.

Obama is using the public schools to recruit a private army of high-schoolers to "build on the movement that elected President Obama by empowering students across the country to help us bring about our agenda." We now know Obama's "agenda" is to move the U.S. into European-style socialism.

Obama's Internet outreach during his campaign, Obama for America, has been renamed Organizing for America (OFA) in order to recruit students to join a cult of Obama and become activists for his goals..."

Investors.com - Gov't Organizing Radicals In Our Schools

Sunday, February 28, 2010

One Cʘsmos: The Cosmically Infrahuman Agenda of the Proglodyte Left

"...Let us stipulate that we are engaged in a cosmic struggle between human beings and monkeys with sticks, newspapers, academy awards, Supreme Court seats, UN resolutions, suicide bombs, tenure, and more. Choose sides wisely. It's up to you, but my advice is to choose the side for which the possibility of genuine spiritual wisdom exists, and to steer clear of the side that ecstatically thrashes it to dust with its primitive tools."
One Cʘsmos: The Cosmically Infrahuman Agenda of the Proglodyte Left

Thursday, February 25, 2010

HT Tanis

Unreal. Safe School’s Czar Given $410 Million To Promote Radical Sexual Agenda in US Schools
Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 11:49 PM
by Jim Hoft
Gateway Pundit

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Important weekend reading:

Dr. Sanity: ENVIRONMENTAL FANTASIES
Check out Andrew Klavan here:
"...End run around the Constitution, interpret its restrictions out of existence, create “rights” that are, in fact, only a means of stripping the people of their sovereign right to decide through their local representatives, and you may achieve some theoretical good, but it’ll be worthless ultimately because you’ll no longer be free..."
The People, Yes.
Muslim propaganda is relentless in trying to mis portray Islam in the eyes of the West. While mainstream mosques and Muslim leaders across the globe are shouting jihad, death to America, death to the Jews, and encouraging Muslims to take over the West, our children are told if you fear such threats you are an Islamophobe. When mainstream Muslim schools and universities teach that apostates must be killed and that jihad means “to war with non-Muslims to establish the religion” and that jihad is a permanent war institution against Jews Christians and pagans, we are told to never dare misinterpret this as encouraging violence. Islamic education, like communism and Fascism, must control children’s minds, which is the best system to produce adults who will submit.

I am not the one who compared Islam to communism and fascism; this comparison was made by none other than the most prominent Muslim scholar of the 20th century, Sheikh Abu Ala Maududi, who stated in his book, “Islamic Law and Constitution,” on p. 262, that the Islamic State:

“seeks to mould every aspect of life and activity…. In such a state no one can regard any field of his affairs as personal and private. Considered from this aspect the Islamic State bears a kind of resemblance to the Fascist and Communist states.” Maududi added “Islam wishes to destroy all states and governments anywhere on the face of the earth which are opposed to the ideology and program of Islam.”

Islamic Indoctrination vs. Education | FrontPage Magazine

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

HT Vanderleun
"...They’re so very, very convinced of their moral superiority, they are. The pious anti-torture crusaders, the “economic-justice” cod-Marxists, the no-growth environmentalists, the gun banners, and all their kin in the tribe of wealthy white left-liberals. Armored by their certitudes and their sheepskins and their class privileges, they sail serenely above the deadly consequences of their meddling. Not for them any need to worry about second-order effects or process costs or who actually pays the cost for their delusions, oh, no. They are the anointed, and lofty intentions are their sovereign excuse however much damage they do..."
Armed and Dangerous Blog Archive Who bears the costs of moral vanity?..."

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Which side of the fence do you sit on?

If a conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy
 one.
If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all guns
 outlawed.
If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn`t eat  meat.
If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products
banned  for everyone.
If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads  his
life.
If a liberal is homosexual, he demands legislated
 respect.
If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how  to
better his situation.
A liberal wonders who is going to take care  of him.
If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he
 switches channels.
Liberals demand that those they don't like be shut
 down.
If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to
 church.
A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and
religion  silenced. 
(Unless it's a foreign religion, of course!)
If a  conservative decides he needs health care, he goes
about shopping for  
it, or may choose a job that provides it.
A liberal demands that  the rest of us pay for his.
If a conservative reads this, he'll  forward it so his
friends can have a good laugh.
A liberal will  delete it because he's
"offended".

Well I forwarded it to you so  where does that put me? 
These are the best girls ever!
"Santa Barbara filmmaker Russ Spencer went on an idyllic vacation in 2007 to an isolated town on the eastern edge of Maui with no intentions of creating a film. But, two years later, he has produced a surf documentary that adds a homegrown, refreshing perspective to the competitive surfing lifestyle. Spencer provides the viewer with a thought-provoking, coming-of-age story of two local surf girls from Hana, Hawaii who try to find their way in the world..."
The Santa Barbara Independent Hana Surf Girls World Premiere

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

"Once upon a time, there was "The Code of the West." [Original here] That was long ago, far away and in another country. Now there is only, "The Code of the Left." I've compared the two here. The Code of the West is in plain text. The Code of the Left is in italics because, well, it is just so damned important!

It's time for our biannual check in on how these two dueling codes are faring in America. When last we looked the Obama Banditos were riding roughshod over the people. Now, the Banditos seem to be in retreat and at our feet pleading a new birth of populism. But since the leftist Banditio is always either at your feet or at your throat it can't last. What's next? We're open for updates, additions, and deletions.

* Don't inquire into a person's past. Take the measure of a man for what he is today.

* There are no "people," only "social policies." Don't inquire into a social policy's past or that policy's likely consequences for the future. Take the measure of a policy by how closely it maps to the Socialist Utopia that has already killed and crippled hundreds of millions of people. Dream big nightmares..." Continue reading at:
The Code of the Left vs The Code of the West: Contrast and Compare @ AMERICAN DIGEST
Way back when I was a liberal, everyone in my sphere of influence trashed Ronald Reagan with the same contempt, distain and superiority that Ron Jr. spews at Sarah Palin, and at Pamela Geller the token conservative of the Rachel Maddow for that matter.
Cain and Abel ..... Reagan - Atlas Shrugs
Organizing Kids for Obama | FrontPage Magazine: "The evidence for this is that the very form in question carries a recommended reading list, including Rules for Radicals by the notorious hard left community organizer and Obama mentor Saul Alinsky; two Huffington Post articles by Zack Exley, “The New Organizers” and “Obama Field Organizers Plot a Miracle.” The first of those, published in October 2008, enthuses about “an insurgent generation of organizers” inside the Obama campaign that has, “almost without anyone noticing … built the Progressive movement a brand new and potentially durable people’s organization, in a dozen states, rooted at the neighborhood level.”
Here is a little song being practiced by a fully recovered moonbat who works as a professional actress in Hollywood.YouTube - "There's a communist living in the White House" written and performed by Victoria Jackson

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Chesler Chronicles Buried Alive In Turkey—and Under the Burqa: "IIn Turkey — a country which was nearly accepted as a member by the European Union — a father and grandfather recently buried Medine Memi, a sixteen-year-old girl, alive — and all because she was seen talking to boys. Medine was repeatedly beaten. She ran to the police but they did not help her. When the men buried her she was “alive and fully conscious.”

This savage, heartless, primitive act is the ultimate, logical consequence of burying women alive — shrouding them — while they are still allowed to roam the earth. One becomes claustrophobic under the burqa, until one gets used to, indeed becomes dependent upon, being seen as a ghost, a phantom, invisible, not-quite-human, as good as dead."
What happens to teachers that are accused of child molesting? Read all about it:
Teachers Unions: The Child Molester’s Best Friend - Big Journalism

Monday, February 08, 2010

"There it is in plain sight -- a full-scale civil war in Mexico that continues to be downplayed by Washington as just another battle among rival drug traffickers. Treated by the State Department and Homeland Security as simply a domestic criminal problem across the border, this no-holds-barred insurgency threatens the existence of all phases of legal governance in a large portion of the United States' southern neighbor.
The importance of stability in Mexico for the U.S. easily can be seen in the crucial fact that Mexico is the source of close to one million barrels per day of oil imported into the United States -- third only behind Canada and Saudi Arabia.
There is no higher level of terrorism worldwide than that which exists today in Mexico. A conscious effort is in process by the drug cartels to take over the physical areas of northern and portions of central Mexico, replacing existing governmental forms with their own deadly justice. This organized criminal contest now has grown to constitute a form of civil war that isn't much different in effect from what is taking place in the Caucasus, Congo, southern Philippines or even Afghanistan." Read the whole article here:
The American Spectator : Civil War By Any Other Name:and then this one if you can bear it:Exclusive: …And the Violence Continues in Mexico Family Security Matters
Pajamas Media Thank You, Glenn Beck, for Exposing Communism’s Evils: "February 5, 2010 - by Jamie Glazov
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The tortures included laying a man naked on a freezing cement floor, forcing his legs apart, and then an interrogator stepping on his testicles, applying increasing pressure until the confession surfaced. Imagine the consequences of no surfacing confession. Indeed, many people refused to confess to a crime they did not commit.

"Daughters and sons were raped in front of their fathers and mothers — for the sake of extracting “confessions.”

These are just some of the delicacies that the Stalinist machinery inflicted on its citizenry in the hope of bringing socialism into earthly incarnation. Alexander Solzhenitsyn has shared much of this horror with us in his Gulag Archipelago — a work, mystifyingly enough, that I had never heard mentioned, except with a few exceptions, by one professor in a lecture or seminar in my entire eleven years studying Cold War history in academia. It was a work that I never saw, again with a few exceptions, on any academic syllabus — and many of my courses concerned Soviet history and American foreign policy toward the Soviet Union". READ IT ALL!

Friday, February 05, 2010

ADVICE FROM GAGDAD
"To align oneself with the Absolute by knowing what is true, doing what is virtuous, loving what is beautiful, and being what is real."

2/05/2010 03:51:00 PM

Thursday, February 04, 2010

The American Spectator : The Real Way to Save the Planet

The American Spectator : The Real Way to Save the Planet
The Snow Report has the Cliff Notes on Soros here:
Soros Billionaire Leftist Club Expands | NewsReal Blog Snow Report Blog
For more detailed research read the research and history compiled by Joy TizWho’s Afraid of the Big Bad Soros

In 1979, Soros set up his misnamed foundation, the Open Society Institute (OSI). The OSI is the hub of the Shadow Party’s operation, doling out tens of millions every year to radical organizations to further the Soros agenda:

* promoting the view that America is institutionally an oppressive nation
* promoting the election of leftist political candidates throughout the United States
* opposing virtually all post-9/11 national security measures enacted by U.S. government, particularly the Patriot Act
* depicting American military actions as unjust, unwarranted, and immoral
* promoting open borders, mass immigration, and a watering down of current immigration laws
* promoting a dramatic expansion of social welfare programs funded by ever-escalating taxes
* promoting social welfare benefits and amnesty for illegal aliens
* defending the civil rights and liberties of suspected anti-American terrorists and their abettors
* financing the recruitment and training of future activist leaders of the political Left
* advocating America’s unilateral disarmament and/or a steep reduction in its military spending
* opposing the death penalty in all circumstances
* promoting socialized medicine in the United States
* promoting the tenets of radical environmentalism, whose ultimate goal, as writer Michael Berliner has explained, is ’not clean air and clean water, [but] rather … the demolition of technological/industrial civilization”
* bringing American foreign policy under the control of the United Nations
* promoting racial and ethnic preferences in academia and the business world alike
* promoting taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand
* advocating stricter gun-control measures
* advocating the legalization of marijurana Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Soros
READ IT ALL!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Here is a new blog covering the great state of California. Here is a bit on our own Nancy Pelosi's abuse of the tax payer's money:
CalPal: "It reads like a dream order for a wild frat party: Maker’s Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey’s Irish Creme, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewars scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jack Daniels whiskey … and Corona beer.

But that single receipt makes up just part of the more than $101,000 taxpayers paid for “in-flight services” – including food and liquor, for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trips on Air Force jets over the last two years. That’s almost $1,000 per week.

Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by Judicial Watch, which investigates and prosecutes government corruption, show Pelosi incurred expenses of some $2.1 million for her use of Air Force jets for travel over that time."
"...That is what happens when the state gets bigger — you become smaller. The dream of America was that the individual was to be a giant. The state stays small so as to enable each of us to be as big as we can be. We are each created in God’s image. The state is not in God’s image, but it is vying to be that. This is the battle you’re fighting. You are fighting a cosmic battle because this is the most important society ever devised, the United States of America .

You can easily forget the big picture — how could you not? You’re there every day, battling. You are in dense jungle — excuse me, rainforest — you are in a rainforest/jungle, fighting, and I am, because of the nature of my work, in a little helicopter above the jungle telling you what it is you are fighting. America really is the last, best hope of mankind..."

Remembering the Dream of America | FrontPage Magazine
"...During his long career as a professor and public speaker, Howard Zinn’s hatred for Israel and America alike became dominant themes of his writing and his pedagogy. As noted, he was more than candid about his burning desire to make his teaching of history “a political act.” His ultimate objective was to influence new generations of young students into becoming revolutionaries whose hatred for the United States would impel them to work toward “a transformation of national priorities” and a comprehensive “change in the system.” “The prisoners of the system will continue to rebel,” Zinn said in hopes that someday “our grandchildren, or our great grandchildren, might possibly see a different and marvelous world.”

That “world” was the Marxist utopia that had led to the deaths of so many throughout history – and that one of America’s leading historians encouraged his students and readers to pursue by any means necessary..."


Howard Zinn’s History of Hate | FrontPage Magazine
SteynOnline - THE SEDUCTIONS OF DECLINE"...Is America set for decline? It’s been a grand run. The country’s been the leading economic power since it overtook Britain in the 1880s. That’s impressive. Nevertheless, over the course of that century and a quarter, Detroit went from the world’s industrial powerhouse to an urban wasteland, and the once golden state of California atrophied into a land of government run by the government for the government. What happens when the policies that brought ruin to Detroit and sclerosis to California became the basis for the nation at large? Strictly on the numbers, the United States is in the express lane to Declinistan: Unsustainable entitlements, the remorseless governmentalization of the American economy and individual liberty, and a centralization of power that will cripple a nation of this size. Decline is the way to bet. But what will ensure it is if the American people accept decline as a price worth paying for European social democracy..."

Monday, February 01, 2010

"...The mentality is that the state – not parents – is the natural controller and shaper of children’s lives and beliefs. When a schoolgirl can be given an abortion without her parents’ knowledge, we know that, while public utilities may have been privatised, children have been nationalised. The Romeikes who fled from Germany objected to their children being forced to follow a curriculum that they believed was anti-Christian. The same would apply in British state schools, where pornographic sex education is increasingly being made compulsory..."
German homeschoolers' political asylum in America exposes the EU Gulag – Telegraph Blogs

Sunday, January 31, 2010

"or those of us who grew up in the era when Weather Undergrounders Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorhn were familiar names in the news, it is always discomforting to be reminded of Barack Obama's many associations with people of the radical left - Ayers, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Van Jones, etc.

Such folks' political thought never progressed beyond the 1960s because the revolutionary New Left didn't disapear, it simply went on to graduate school and then careers, mostly in the mainstream media, academia, the non-profits, the bureaucracy of state and local social work, and Blue State politics. Many bought BMWs and flat screens who nevertheless never stopped dreaming of revolution. In their hearts, they still spell it "Amerika."
Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/They-still-spell-it-Amerika-63893957.html#ixzz0ePfMb08e

A little weekend reading: They still spell it 'Amerika' | Washington Examiner

Friday, January 29, 2010

Moderate Muslim beheads wife . . .with picture of the couple.

Side-Lines: January 2010 Archives

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Anti-Semitism Chic: Oliver Stone and Hitler’s Bankers | NewsReal Blog
Like Dennis Prager, I am full of gratitude for Charles Johnson who got me through the shock of 9/11 and introduced me to good writers and thinkers such as Gagdad Bob, a poster there until he was kicked off for having a differing opinion.

Dennis Prager : An Open Letter to Charles Johnson - Townhall.com: "You offered 10 reasons, and I would like to respond to them. First, as disappointed as I am with your metamorphosis, I still have gratitude for all the good you did and I respect your change as a sincere act of conscience. But neither this gratitude nor this respect elevates my regard for your 10 points. They are well beneath the intellectual and moral level of your prior work." READ IT ALL IF YOU GIVE A TINKER'S DAMN.
Instructions on coming to the US and dealing with the infidel:

"...In general, the attache recommends that the Muslim believer avoid friendships with the infidels, be careful not to imitate their customs (e.g. not to wear a cap and gown at a graduation ceremony), and try not to remain in the country any longer than required..."

Don't dare say hello to your `infidel' neighbor - Jihad Watch

Monday, January 25, 2010

Exclusive: ‘One Nation under Allah’Publications Family Security Matters
"...The literal translation of Sharia is path, or path to water. “Šarīat Allāh” (God’s Law), refers to the legal framework within which the public and private aspects of life are regulated for those living in a legal system based on Islamic principles of jurisprudence. Sharia deals with all aspects of day-to-day life, from family, sexuality, hygiene, politics, economics, banking, business, contracts and social issues..."
Read it all.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

"... The Mosque Foundation" in Chicago Southwest Suburban Bridgeview is HAMAS' Home Base in the Chicago Metro Area. It is CONNECTED to and INTER-CONNECTED with the organizational shell game that supports Hamas & The Muslim Brotherhood such as CAIR,ISNA, ICNA,etc. Bridgeview ,just South of Midway Airport adjoins the Chicago SW Side Marquette Park neighborhood and together they and surrounding areas make up the Largest concentration of Palestinians in the Midwest . TWICE-CONVICTED (in the US and Israel)Hamas Senior Leader and Fundraiser Mohammed Saleh used "The Mosque Foundation" as his Base of Operations . .."

And they are running political seminars and workshops

Muslim Brotherhood is Hamas (CAIR, MAS, ISNA, ICNA) and they've achieved absolute intellectual dominance at the senior level of the Executive branch, the CIA, the Pentagon, the FBI, the Department of State..."


Yikes - Atlas Shrugs
KA-CHING! | Bagged Women from the Fashionistas Who Hate Them

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

"... March foresees in his thought experiment, in order to make room for the Muslim custom of polygamy, is a dystopian future in which traditional marriage between one man and one woman receives no particular favor from the government and is only one of an infinite number of lifestyle choices, including gay unions, polyandry, polygyny, and incest. Rather than the easy adjustment implied in the notion of "overlapping consensus," what he actually envisions is a cataclysmic upheaval of our social system, starting with the family, in order to accommodate the Muslim custom of permitting one man to have several wives..."American Thinker: Islam and the West: 'Overlapping Consensus' or Capitulation?
LET ME SEE IF I GOT THIS RIGHT:
IF YOU CROSS THE NORTH KOREAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET 12 YEARS
HARD LABOR.
IF YOU CROSS THE IRANIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU ARE DETAINED
INDEFINITELY.
IF YOU CROSS THE AFGHAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU GET SHOT.

IF YOU CROSS THE SAUDI ARABIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE JAILED.
IF YOU CROSS THE CHINESE BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU MAY NEVER BE HEARD
FROM AGAIN.
IF YOU CROSS THE VENEZUELAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE BRANDED
A SPY AND
YOUR FATE WILL BE SEALED.

IF YOU CROSS THE CUBAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE THROWN INTO
POLITICAL PRISON TO ROT.

IF YOU CROSS THE U.S. BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET:
A JOB,
A DRIVERS LICENSE,
SOCIAL SECURITY CARD,
WELFARE,
FOOD STAMPS,
CREDIT CARDS,
SUBSIDIZED RENT OR A LOAN TO BUY A HOUSE,
FREE EDUCATION,
FREE HEALTH CARE,
A LOBBYIST IN WASHINGTON,
BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS PRINTED IN YOUR
LANGUAGE,
THE RIGHT TO CARRY YOUR COUNTRIES FLAG WHILE YOU PROTEST THAT YOU
DON'T
GET ENOUGH RESPECT AND,
IN MANY INSTANCES, YOU CAN VOTE.

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE I HAD A FIRM GRASP ON THE SITUATION.


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"...The answer is that those on the left are moralists, smarter people who pass up their own personal agendas to help the community. They think of society, not self, and so when they err, they do it under stress, in accidental fashion, and with no lasting significance — not like their selfish Neanderthal cousin conservatives, for whom transgression is a valuable window into their flawed souls. Bushisms became a media pastime, but no one suggests that a president who says Cinco de Quatro, or 57 states, or references the “Austrian” language is a Dan Quayle wrestling with potato..."
Works and Days The Way Our World Works

BROWN STRIKES GOLD! "With all due respect, it’s not the Kennedy seat and it’s not the Democrats’ seat, it’s the people’s seat." @ AMERICAN DIGEST

"... assume every fan of Gerard, Ace, Atlas, Beck, Limbaugh, Neo, Coulter, Hannity, O'Reilly, Zo, etc, etc, has sent in whatever they can afford. I decided to eat oatmeal for a month rather than know that a few more dollars might have put up that one crucial ad..."

The campaign needs callers for election day to get out the right-thinking vote. You can do this work from anywhere.

brownforussenate.com Go there now.
Posted by: askmom at January 12, 2010 6:08 AM

BROWN STRIKES GOLD! "With all due respect, it’s not the Kennedy seat and it’s not the Democrats’ seat, it’s the people’s seat." @ AMERICAN DIGEST

Sunday, January 10, 2010

"...Several of my close Pakistani and Arab friends are happily married to European wives, with both sides compromising on lifestyles and values.

That is not what Mostyn-Owen has opted for. First she has married a much younger, fit man and maybe feels excessively grateful. Then she is going for complete surrender, an uncritical acceptance of the most regressive practices of some of my co-religionists. The reactions of her family are subtly xenophobic and must hurt. But her actions are as inexplicable to Muslims like myself too. My mother's generation fought for equality and monogamous marriages, a struggle that carries on. To see the daughters of Britannia carelessly surrendering these rights is almost unbearable..."

It is happening elsewhere in Europe too. Since 9/11, vast numbers of educated, privileged middle-class white women have converted to Islam, often the most restricted forms with tediously long rulebooks. Surveys suggest they are the fastest growing group of converts in the West. Here they include women at investment banks, TV stations, universities and in the NHS. . ."


Women should be wary of romanticising Islam | News

Saturday, January 09, 2010

But We’re Still Gonna Kill You
Isolated extremists? This “war” is about the intersection of Islam and the West.

By Mark Steyn

"Not long after the Ayatollah Khomeini announced his fatwa against Salman Rushdie, the British novelist suddenly turned up on a Muslim radio station in West London late one night and told his interviewer he’d converted to Islam. Marvelous religion, couldn’t be happier, Allahu Akbar and all that.

And the Ayatollah said hey, that’s terrific news, glad to hear it. But we’re still gonna kill you..."



But We’re Still Gonna Kill You by Mark Steyn on National Review Online

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Michelle Malkin Flashback: Bill Ayers declares education “the motor-force of revolution”
Monday, January 04, 2010
The Leftist Culture of Death: In the Beginning is the Surd
" Have you ever wondered why Democrats are the Party of Death? Just what are the first principles of the unprincipled? What animates the insentient?

Now, when I say this -- and this should be obvious -- by no means am I castigating all Democrats, most of whom are no doubt fine people, just confused, uninformed, frightened, seduced, reactionary, bought off, apathetic, fearful of change, or mired in habits of thought that were formed in college and haven't changed one bit since. .."

One Cʘsmos

Monday, January 04, 2010

Family Security Matters Publications Saul Alinsky and the Rise of Amorality in American Politics
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"...Meanwhile, what was the justice-seeking NCC saying about Communist-ruled Vietnam while hundreds of thousands of desperate refugees like Le were trying to escape for their lives, especially to avoid reeducation camps? "

Remembering South Vietnam with an Ecumenical Christmas Card – by Mark D. Tooley | FrontPage Magazine