Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Luke 2:1-16, New Living Translation

The Birth of Jesus

At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire. (This was the first census taken when Quirinius was governor of Syria.) All returned to their own ancestral towns to register for this census. And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, David’s ancient home. He traveled there from the village of Nazareth in Galilee. He took with him Mary, his fiancĂ©e, who was now obviously pregnant.
And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.

The Shepherds and Angels

That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.”

Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying, “Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.”

When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

They hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger. After seeing him, the shepherds told everyone what had happened and what the angel had said to them about this child. All who heard the shepherds’ story were astonished, but Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often. The shepherds went back to their flocks, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. It was just as the angel had told them.

May the Lord be pleased with you and your loved ones, and bless you with peace this Christmas!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Make your list, and check it twice.

Think your Christmas shopping list is bad? Watch what these poor guys have to buy:

TN College Republicans proclaim theirs 'The Debt Generation'

Members of the Tennessee College Republicans have released a new video, in which they apologize for having voted for Barack Obama in 2008, and vow not to support his socialist policies in 2012. They decry Obama's out-of-control spending, pointing out that each of them now shoulders more than $50,000 of the national debt. In the clip, they name themselves "The Debt Generation," and accuse Obama of generational theft:

What do you think? Will this message from young conservatives have an effect on the 2012 presidential election?

Sunday, November 27, 2011

TN State Rep calls for removal of all Muslims from US military

Tennessee Republican State Representative Rick Womick has called for removal of all Muslims from the US military. He was interviewed on the Steve Gill Show on Veteran's Day, November 11.

Naturally, progressive media portray Womick as a racist, right wing hate-monger. Under sharia law, no speech that criticizes Islam is allowed, and leftists allied with Muslims are attacking Womick relentlessly.

Womick's supposedly-controversial comments in the two audio clips below are definitely worth a listen:

'Where would black people or women be without the government?'

"Where would black people or women be without the government?"

That's the kind of socialist, pro-BIG-government attitude exhibited by far too many people who just don't know how to think. Unfortunately for this young man, he dispayed his ignorance when questioning Herman Cain.

Enjoy Cain's response:

As our friends at point out, liberals consistently resport to three tactics:

  1. Shift the subject.
  2. Ignore the facts.
  3. Name call.

Their line of "thinking" is completely predictable. We'd like to see more conservatives reject the liberal premise before deciding whether or not to answer their inane "questions."

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Live stream video of the Michigan GOP debate

UPDATED: 8:26pm Eastern.

View the live stream here:

CNBC will broadcast the Republican debate held at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, beginning at 8:00pm Eastern time.

Participants expected for this evening's debate are Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN), former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain, Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, former Ambassador to China and Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX), Governor Rick Perry (R-TX), former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, and former US Senator from Pennsylvania Rick Santorum.

The schedule for this event is only 90 minutes. Moderators are CNBC anchors Maria Bartiromo and John Harwood.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thief stabs U.S. Marine, suffers painful fall

You just have to love U.S. Marines like Corporal Phillip Duggan and the unnamed Augusta, Georgia law enforcement officer who wrote the police report on this incident, which took place in late November 2010:

His stupidity not proven sufficiently by shoplifting at Best Buy, this criminal assaulted one of four Marines collecting Toys for Tots at the store. The final paragraph in the news clipping above reads:
"The subject was also transported to the local hospital with two broken arms, a broken ankle, a broken leg, several missing teeth, possible broken ribs, multiple contusions, assorted lacerations, a broken nose, and a broken jaw... injuries he sustained when he slipped and fell off the curb after stabbing the Marine," according to a police report.
The Augusta Chronicle crime blotter story is a little more straightforward. The Hinterland Gazette also covered the story hereTrue Crime Report has more on this story here. The money quote? Their disclaimer: "WARNING: The following story contains so much manliness it might cause your rent to be raised."

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Full video: Cain-Gingrich debate

Did you miss the debate between Republican Presidential candidates Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich? The Media Research Center posted video of the entire 90-minute event for all to see:

The debate was hosted in The Woodlands, Texas, by Texas Patriots Political Action Committee. Our thanks to C-SPAN for airing and streaming the event live.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Progressive occupier uses children as a human shield

We're not sure where this disturbing clip was filmed, but it looks to be video of a mother with children taking part in the "occupy" protests at the Washington, DC Convention Center:

Note: If the embedded video doesn't play in your browser, you can watch the original clip here.

MRCTV, a division of the Media Research Center, has an excellent follow-up video here. The "parents" are asked why they would put their children in harm's way. You have to watch it to believe their answer:

How irresponsible must a person be to bring children into an environment where tear gas might be used to quell a violent crowd, people defecate in public and on police cars, drug abuse is rampant, and rapes are not uncommon?

We hope child protective services pays a call on this "parent."

Does your social media use compromise your security?

Are you a mayor on Foursquare? Maybe you check in using Facebook? Perhaps you post your Twitter updates to other social media networks like LinkedIn, Yammer, or Plaxo?

Many people use social media and casually brag about what a fancy hotel they're in, or boast about visiting a famous landmark. But thoughtlessly revealing your location may be dangerous.

A significant percentage of former home invasion specialists (AKA burglars) say they use social media to target properties where the owners aren't home. Among the common-sense steps you can take to protect your social media security:
  1. Adjust your Facebook privacy settings so only your friends see your posts.
  2. Add only your actual friends and associates to your social media networks.
  3. If you're going to announce that you'll be out of town, everyone who can see your post knows that. Be careful.
  4. Avoid posting photos that reveal your address or obvious landmarks near your residence. Don't make it easy.
  5. Turn off geo-tagging in your mobile device's camera settings. Geo-tagging embeds GPS coordinates in your photos when enabled, so it's easy to find your location.
  6. Don't post photos of expensive items in your home that would interest thieves.
You can click to enlarge this infographic, which we found quite informative:

 Social Media Safety Infographic provided by

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Shopping at Men's Wearhouse? Never again. We guarantee it.

UPDATED 11.03.2011 4:15pm EST

Photo of the Oakland, California Men's Wearhouse location.
Apparently, Men's Wearhouse recently felt bold enough to publicly proclaim their love for the Occupy Wall Street socialist protesters.

Businesses that openly display an endorsement of anti-American anarchy and chaos must be made to pay a heavy price for their foolishness. You can tweet Men's Wearhouse (@Mens_Wearhouse) and tell them what you think.

Until such time as CEO George Zimmer (whose annual salary exceeds $956,000, if you're counting) repudiates this stupidity, we will never spend another dime in any of their stores.
We guarantee it.


SooperMexican has a teriffic post on the Men's Wearhouse story here.
The Prudence Paine Papers has a great follow-up piece on this story here. Among her findings:
We closed our store near Oakland City Hall today, for one day, to express the company’s concern for the issue of wealth disparity in our country. The issue affects our employees and customers across the political spectrum.

After "Occupy Oakland" degenerates turned violent overnight, the Men's Wearhouse staff returned to their store to find that "solidarity" does NOT mean "immunity."

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Best firearms instructor EVER - in Texas, of course

We nominate Crockett Keller for the best firearms instructor EVER.

He's happy to teach you the finer points of handling a weapon - unless you're a socialist liberal or a Muslim.

In the radio advertisement (audio below), Keller says, "If you are a socialist liberal and/or voted for the current campaigner-in-chief, please do not take this class. You've already proven that you cannot make a knowledgeable and prudent decision as required under the law. Also, if you are a non-Christian Arab or Muslim, I will not teach you this class. Once again, with no shame, I am Crockett Keller."

What's your take? Is it refreshing to hear Keller speak openly like this? Or would being politically-correct have been better?

Gov. Rick Perry's latest controversy: drunk or sober?

Some watched and listened to Gov. Rick Perry's recent speech in New Hampshire and speculated that perhaps the Republican Presidential hopeful was drunk.

During his October 28, 2011 presentation at the Cornerstone annual awards and fundraising dinner, Perry re-asserted his conservative credentials and offered details about his flat tax proposal.

We watched the entire speech, and we're not quite sure why anyone would conclude the governor had imbibed too much before speaking. Perhaps the governor's critics aren't familiar with the cadence or speech patterns of Texans or southerners?

The audio is a little soft, but here's the full, 25-minute speech Perry delivered before a Manchester, New Hampshire audience:

Monday, October 31, 2011

Ten leadership lessons from Ronald Reagan

Francios Basili, President of Communication Ideas, offers a terrific post with ten leadership lessons gleaned from the life of Ronald Reagan. He leads with:
"In his lifetime, Ronald Reagan was such a cheerful and invigorating presence that it was easy to forget what daunting historic tasks he set himself. He sought to mend America's wounded spirit, to restore the strength of the free world and to free the slaves of Communism." That's how Lady Thatcher started her great eulogy of Ronald Reagan, summarizing in one sentence his personal qualities and his great achievements. This combination of highly admirable personality and great accomplishments has made Ronald Reagan the most popular American President in the past half a century and one of the most important American Presidents in history. So what were the leadership qualities that made it possible for Ronald Reagan to achieve such a status in American history and in the hearts of the American people, including his political opponents?
  1. The Messenger, Not The Message. Reagan was described by people as kind, humble, decent, and likeable.
  2. Have a Great Vision. "America is too great for small dreams," Reagan said, and we all knew he meant it.
  3. Communicate Your Vision to Gain Followers. Reagan articulated complex issues in simple, often visual, ways that enabled people to understand them and get excited about them. Remember "Shining City on a Hill?"
  4. Offer Hope, and Act to Achieve It. Reagan was an eternal optimist, and not a cynical complainer.
  5. Lead, Don’t Micromanage. Reagan delegated without loss of productivity, quality, initiative, or innovation.
  6. Don't Become a Prisoner of Your Own Perceptions. Reagan was able to escape the rigid dogma in which his opponents thought him trapped.
  7. Admit Mistakes, Change Course, and Move On. Reagan demonstrated the ability to reconsider his decisions, regardless of ego.
  8. Use Humor. Reagan used humor skillfully, and effectively. Ask Walter Mondale about that.
  9. Stay Human. Reagan was the definition of a servant-leader.
  10. Lead a Balanced Life. Despite the demands of the Presidency, Reagan kept first things first.
All great advice from a leader we admire. President Reagan's legacy of leadership continues to benefit Americans today, and for that, we are grateful. You can read the excellent original post here.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Hillary laughs and jokes about Gadhafi's death

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apparently thinks the violent death of Muammar Gadhafi is funny. Who laughs and jokes when they hear someone - anyone - has been killed?

"We came, we saw, he died." And that from our illustrious Secretary of State? Make no mistake: The world is better off without a ruthless dictator like Gadhafi.

But compare this with the capture and subsequent trial of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Saddam was convicted and executed. By contrast, Gadhafi was murdered in cold blood by a roving band of undisciplined, screaming thugs with AKs and pistols.

All indications are that post-Gadhafi Libya will be run by the Muslim Brotherhood or worse. Those running the US government today are just not serious people of substance.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sarah Palin - Newt 'would clobber Barack Obama in any debate'

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin disappointed many conservatives when she decided not to run for President. But Palin promised she would be more effective at helping move the Republican Party and national candidates to more conservative positions as an outsider.

Following the Las Vegas GOP debate, Palin weighed in with observations while talking with fellow Fox News commentator Greta Van Susteren. Note that she's calling for more specifics and details from Republican candidates. She also scolds lazy "journalist" debate moderators for allowing candidates to use platitude sound bites without thoughtful follow-up questions.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Know your agitators: Meet Lisa Fithian

Like Barack Obama, Lisa Fithian
is a "community organizer."
Updated 14 October 2011

Have you heard the name Lisa Fithian? Odds are you haven't. Yet.

But watch and listen for her name in the coming days. Fithian is a leading "community organizer" among every anti-American group you can imagine. Wherever she appears, chaos, arrests, and often violence, follow. "I create crisis," she says proudly.

In the 1970s, she worked with the infamous Abbie Hoffman. Fithian has connections with many major labor unions, and has played a prominent role in the Global Justice Movement - meaning she travels the world to organize protests at meetings of the World Trade Organization, among others. Although the account hasn't tweeted since March 2009, Fithian was involved with "Capitol Climate," which boasts of being social media representing "the largest mass civil disobedience for the climate in U.S. history." (H/T @TRUTHENFORCER) She was the terrorist behind Cindy Sheehan. You can even "like" her Facebook page, provided you actually like anarchists.

Fithian tells you all about herself here, sort of like a public service announcement for anarchy:

Andrew Breitbart spoke recently about emails he and others have uncovered that amount to a "Journo-list" of anarchists, who speak openly of their efforts to organize the "occupy" protests with the aim of destabilizing the United States government:

"I have no issue with property destruction." ~Lisa Fithian
The email archive to which Breitbart refers is linked from this post at

So far, the "occupy movement" has amounted to little more than a predictably laughable socialist sleepover. But if deeply committed, anti-American anarchists like Fithian begin to pull the strings, these mostly-peaceful gatherings could turn violent very quickly.

Jesse Jackson, Jr. needs remedial Constitutional lessons

It appears that Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. is in need of remedial Constitution lessons. In the clip below, Jackson actually suggests that President Barack Hussein Obama should act as a dictator, and simply ignore our Constitution, the Congress and the courts.

Jackson's econonomically-illiterate theories are interesting, to say the least: The Federal government should just bail out every broke state. And every broke city. Right now. Jackson somehow thinks this will magically end overspending problems in fiscally irresponsible states and municipalities?

Then, the ever-magnanimous Federal government should hire every unemployed person (he doesn't specify, but we assume this includes illegal aliens) at $40,000 a year, putting them to work cleaning up trash by the side of the road. These working people will all pay taxes. Which the government will use to pay people. Except we know that nearly half of American's do not pay Federal income tax. And these boondoggle "employees" would surely fall in that group.

Just one problem with all this brilliant thinking: The Federal government does not have the $1+ trillion Jackson wants to use in the first place.

Oh, and one more thing. Thankfully, our Constitution does not give our President or any Federal agency anything like the powers Jackson would rely on to create his communist utopia.

So, to sum up Jackson's positions on the economy and unemployment:
  1. Congress (meaning the Republican-controlled House) is trying to seceed from the union. That's bad.
  2. Everyone should be hired by the Federal government. That would be great.
  3. President Obama should borrow more than $1 trillion from communist China and spread it around. That would be prudent.
  4. Obama should declare a national state of emergency and suspend the Constitution, just for awhile. That would be bold leadership.
  5. Obama's "jobs bill" should spend 20 times more than it proposes to redistribute now. That would be sweet revenge.
Maybe Jackson would benefit from having lunch with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia for a little Constitution 101 networking.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Obama's upside-down world

Barack Hussein Obama campaigned on a theme of "hope and change." Since Obama was inaugurated in January 2009, a lot of things have changed.

In fact, as this chart illustrates, many things that should be up are down. And things that should be down are up.

Let's determine to change our political leadership in 2012, shall we?

Perry campaign releases new ad attacking RomneyCare

Unfortunately for Mitt Romney, he actually said of himself at a recent Republican presidential debate, "There are a lot of reasons not to elect me." And predictably, another GOP candidate has included that choice audio in a campaign ad:

Romney has done a lot of explaining about the statewide government-run healthcare plan he signed into law as governor of Massachusetts. But it's troubling to us that any possible GOP nominee thinks government has a role to play in what should be private enterprise. Nothing in the U.S. Constitution specifies Federal responsibility for healthcare or insurance, or anything remotely like it.

ObamaCare must be repealed. If it is fully implemented in this weak economy, it could be the final nail in our economic coffin. We don't need a Republican administration in 2012 that thinks healthcare is a Federal government responsibility.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

'Occupy' - an insignificant socialist sleepover

Updated 14 October 2011

Watching this bizarre video of the "Occupy Atlanta" protestors confirms what we suspected: Participants in this insignificant socialist sleepover are mere lemmings. These are the very people Lenin famously referred to as "useful idiots."

These drones appear perfectly content to submit themselves to the strangest of procedures as they seek to destroy capitalism, eliminate all banks, overturn the United States government while re-electing Barack Obama, and establish their socialist utopia. Or something:

Regardless of your opinion of Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), you may conclude that this gathering defines the word "weird."


The Morning Spew has brilliantly updated this video, cleverly splicing in a few segments from Monty Python's "Life of Brian" - a movie we never really liked. But it sure works with these creepy socialist "twinkles."

Let's SLAM the media!

In September, our friend Greg Howard posted a teriffic idea on his blog. Why should ordinary Americans sit idly by while big-money advertisers assist a propaganda machine like MSNBC? Why not SLAM the media?

MSNBC is part of the NBC news empire, and that this entity is a far-left mouthpiece for all things progressive. Barack Hussein Obama and his leftist minions couldn't purchase more favorable coverage than waht is offered by his buddy Jeff Immelt, chairman of NBC's parent company, General Electric.

Featuring hosts like Lawrence O'Donnell and Al Sharpton, MSNBC is by far the weakest of the national television news networks. Some focused attention by conservatives on their advertisers just might have an effect on their revenue.

Naturally, we should be courteous when contacting these companies. Some don't even really know their ads are airing on a specific network, because they allow a third party to make media buys for them. But we can politely point out that we won't patronize their company while they support the propoganda that is MSNBC.

So let's tweet these advertisers, and tell them we won't patronize them while they support MSNBC propaganda. Here are some ready-made tweets, which you are welcome to copy and post yourself.

Naturally, you are free to edit these posts as you like. But let's remain courteous. Remember, we're trying to convince these advertisers that real Americans don't appreciate the politically-left, progressive nonsense aired on MSNBC. Polite language will get your point across.

Have fun, you SOB-bitter-clinger-teabagger-barbarian activist!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Why did 8 people change their stance on abortion in just seconds?

WARNING - This film contains graphic scenes not intended for children.

Most Americans have an opinion about abortion.

Some see it as simply a woman's choice: exercising control over her own body. Others say it's birth control to prevent unwanted children. It's a safe medical procedure, they argue, that prevents unnecessary suffering when a mother can't care for the child. And it's legal, they hasten to add.

How could people like that change their opinion of abortion in mere seconds?

"The Jews are undoubtedly a race, but not human. They cannot be human in the sense of being an image of God." ~Adolf Hitler

Friday, September 23, 2011

What do progressives 'think' about Palin?

More evidence pours in every day that progressives are bitter, foul-mouthed, angry, low-class, basement-dwelling attack dogs.

Want proof? If you can stand it, watch as this 47 year-old, drunk homosexual insults Bristol Palin and her slightly more famous mother, former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin (warning - this contains extremely graphic language):

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

City demands a fee for home Bible study

Despite the clear language of our First Amendment, religious liberty is under increasing attack in the United States. Our Founders realized an important omission, and ratified what became known as the Bill of Rights on December 15, 1791. The first of those ten amendments reads:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. (emphasis added)

A San Juan Capistrano, California, couple has been ordered to stop holding a Bible study in their home on the grounds that they are violating a city ordinance. Overly-nosey city officials claim the home Bible study is a "church" and that it cannot be considered a private gathering:

Homeowners Chuck and Stephanie Fromm have already been fined for holding what city officials called "a regular gathering of more than three people." These clueless bureaucrats claim homeowners need their permission to hold a Bible study in their home. The Capistrano Dispatch explains:

According to city records, a code-enforcement officer gave the Fromms a verbal warning about the meetings in May. Citations were issued in May and June, according to city records. San Juan Capistrano City Attorney Omar Sandoval said the city had not yet been served with a copy of the legal action, so he could not comment.

The Fromms' citations say they violated section 9-3.301 of the Capistrano Municipal Code, which prohibits "religious, fraternal or non-profit" organizations in residential neighborhoods without a conditional-use permit. The footnote on the section says it "Includes churches, temples, synagogues, monasteries, religious retreats, and other places of religious worship and other fraternal and community service organizations."
This seems to be all about extorting money from city residents, because a "conditional use permit" costs money, and residents must pay the city to get one. The Fromms reportedly face additional fines of $500 per meeting for any further “religious gatherings” in their home.

Clearly, local ordinances that have the effect of prohibiting the free exercise of religious expression in such a private manner stand in stark opposition to our Constitution, and must be changed.

Los Angeles CBS affiliate Channel 2 has the story here. The Capistrano Dispatch story is here.

Caption contest!

President Barack Hussein Obama, ever the obnoxious, inexperienced oaf, is pictured here with actual world leaders. He is waving, as though he is completely oblivious to anyone else posing for the photo. The original image is posted here.

So let's have a little fun. What would your caption be for this photo? Leave your comments below.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

'I don't know what I'm recording...'

Two computer newbies demonstrate how to use a web cam. Or maybe we should say how not to use a web cam:

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Team Obama embraces Hitler Youth tactics

What kind of government encourage citizens to "report" things - spoken comments, writings, activities that may be in opposition to the ruler? That's a time-tested tool commonly used by dictators and oppressive, evil regimes. So in 2011, who creates a gigantic database full of tweets and blog posts, purely because they don't like the content? Communist China? Cuba? Putin's Russia? No, think again.

During Adolf Hitler's rule in WWII-era Germany, members of the Hitler Youth were encouraged to report any "unpatriotic" comments or activity they saw or heard from others, including their own parents.

Barack Hussein Obama's not-so-brilliant re-election effort is being led by people who embrace these National Socialist tactics: If someone says or publishes anything critical of the President, we are encouraged to "report them." Organizing for America, AKA Obama for America, has just debuted a web site that encourages and facilitates one citizen snooping on another. is a portal into pure facism.

Sound a little Orwellian? It certainly isn't American. These people clearly believe they should have total control over what you do, say, and think.

It wasn't long ago when Obama's minions were encouraging Americans to report "fishy" ideas, speech, and activity directly to a White House email account, It disappeared almost as soon as it became general public knowledge that Obama was attempting to collect such information. We hope this cynical, free-speech-squelching, idiotic idea dies a quick death, too.

But it tells you a lot about who these people are, doesn't it? Every moment that Obama and his liberty-hating crew are in power increases the danger to our Republic.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Obama marks September 11 with a speech

President Barack Hussein Obama marked the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks with a speech at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

In it, he quoted the Bible several times. But since Obama is the most radically pro-abortion President in US history, it's difficult to believe that he thinks highly of the Bible as a whole. I addition, he listened to "Black Liberation Theology" messages at his church in Chicago for 20 years, which have precious little to do with Christian scriptures, and everything to do with Marxism.

His message, delivered 10 years after al Qaeda flew hijacked airplanes into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon, and into a Pennsylvania field, gives no hint of America's resolve to eradicate jihad Islam. Could that be because Obama himself holds no such commitment?

The White House provided the full text of Obama's remarks:
     The Bible tells us, "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."
     Ten years ago, America confronted one of our darkest nights. Mighty towers crumbled. Black smoke billowed up from the Pentagon. Airplane wreckage smoldered on a Pennsylvania field.  Friends and neighbors, sisters and brothers, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters—they were taken from us with heartbreaking swiftness and cruelty. On September 12, 2001, we awoke to a world in which evil was closer at hand, and uncertainty clouded our future.
    In the decade since, much has changed for Americans. We've known war and recession, passionate debates and political divides. We can never get back the lives we lost on that day, or the Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice in the wars that followed.
     Yet today, it is worth remembering what has not changed. Our character as a nation has not changed. Our faith—in God and each other—that has not changed. Our belief in America, born of a timeless ideal that men and women should govern themselves; that all people are created equal, and deserve the same freedom to determine their own destiny—that belief, through test and trials, has only been strengthened.
     These past 10 years have shown that America does not give in to fear. The rescue workers who rushed to the scene; the firefighters who charged up the stairs; the passengers who stormed the cockpit—these patriots defined the very nature of courage. Over the years we have also seen a more quiet form of heroism—in the ladder company that lost so many men and still suits up to save lives every day; the businesses that have rebuilt; the burn victim who has bounced back; the families that press on.
     Last spring, I received a letter from a woman named Suzanne Swaine. She had lost her husband and brother in the Twin Towers, and said that she had been robbed of "so many would-be proud moments where a father watches their child graduate, or tend goal in a lacrosse game, or succeed academically." But two of her daughters are in college, the other doing well in high school. "It has been 10 years of raising these girls on my own," Suzanne wrote. "I could not be prouder of their strength and resilience." That spirit typifies the American family. And the hopeful future for those girls is the ultimate rebuke to the hateful killers who took the life of their father.
     These past ten years have shown America's resolve to defend its citizens, and our way of life. Diplomats serve in far-off posts, and intelligence professionals work tirelessly without recognition. Two million Americans have gone to war since 9/11. They have demonstrated that those who do us harm cannot hide from the reach of justice, anywhere in the world. America has been defended not by conscripts, but by citizens who choose to serve—young people who signed up straight out of school; guardsmen and reservists; workers and businesspeople; immigrants and fourth-generation soldiers. They are men and women who left behind lives of comfort for two, three, four or five tours of duty. Too many will never come home. Those that do carry dark memories from distant places, and the legacy of fallen friends.
     The sacrifices of these men and women, and of our military families, remind us that the wages of war are great; that while their service to our nation is full of glory, war itself is never glorious. Our troops have been to lands unknown to many Americans a decade ago—to Kandahar and Kabul, to Mosul and Basra. But our strength is not measured in our ability to stay in these places; it comes from our commitment to leave those lands to free people and sovereign states, and our desire to move from a decade of war to a future of peace.
     These 10 years have shown that we hold fast to our freedoms. Yes, we are more vigilant against those who threaten us, and there are inconveniences that come with our common defense. Debates—about war and peace, about security and civil liberties—have often been fierce. But it is precisely the rigor of these debates, and our ability to resolve them in a way that honors our values, that is a measure of our strength. Meanwhile, our open markets still provide innovators with the chance to create, our citizens are still free to speak their minds, and our souls are still enriched in our churches and temples, our synagogues and mosques.
     These past 10 years underscore the bonds between all Americans. We have not succumbed to suspicion and mistrust. After 9/11, President Bush made clear what we reaffirm today: The United States will never wage war against Islam or any religion. Immigrants come here from all parts of the globe. In the biggest cities and the smallest towns, in our schools and workplaces, you still see people of every conceivable race, religion and ethnicity—all of them pledging allegiance to one flag, all of them reaching for the same American dream—e pluribus unum, out of many, we are one.
     These past 10 years tell a story of resilience. The Pentagon is repaired, and filled with patriots working in common purpose. Shanksville is the scene of friendships forged between residents of that town, and families who lost loved ones there. New York remains a vibrant capital of the arts and industry, fashion and commerce. Where the World Trade Center once stood, the sun glistens off a new tower that reaches toward the sky. Our people still work in skyscrapers. Our stadiums are filled with fans, and our parks full of children playing ball. Our airports hum with travel, and our buses and subways take millions where they need to go. Families sit down to Sunday dinner, and students prepare for school. This land pulses with the optimism of those who set out for distant shores, and the courage of those who died for human freedom.
     Decades from now, Americans will visit the memorials to those who were lost on 9/11. They will run their fingers over the places where the names of those we loved are carved into marble and stone, and wonder at the lives they led. Standing before the white headstones in Arlington, and in peaceful cemeteries and small-town squares in every corner of our country, they will pay respects to those lost in Afghanistan and Iraq. They will see the names of the fallen on bridges and statues, at gardens and schools.
     And they will know that nothing can break the will of a truly United States of America. They will remember that we have overcome slavery and Civil War; bread lines and fascism; recession and riots; Communism and, yes, terrorism. They will be reminded that we are not perfect, but our democracy is durable, and that democracy—reflecting, as it does, the imperfections of man—also gives us the opportunity to perfect our union. That is what we honor on days of national commemoration—those aspects of the American experience that are enduring, and the determination to move forward as one people.
     More than monuments, that will be the legacy of 9/11—a legacy of firefighters who walked into fire and soldiers who signed up to serve; of workers who raised new towers, citizens who faced down fear, and children who realized the dreams of their parents. It will be said of us that we kept that faith; that we took a painful blow, and emerged stronger.
     "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."
     With a just God as our guide, let us honor those who have been lost, let us rededicate ourselves to the ideals that define our nation, and let us look to the future with hearts full of hope. May God bless the memory of those we lost, and may God bless the United States of America.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Shorter Obama: 'Pass my non-existent bill. Now."

President Barack Hussein Obama cajoled Congress into assembling for a joint session on September 8, and then subjected them to a campaign lecture.

Desperate to have Americans think he can something about the stagnant US economy, Obama and his minions pretended that he worked on an actual plan to create jobs during his swanky Martha's Vineyard vacation. But sane people know that government doesn't create any jobs - it just spends money. Money that Obama eagerly borrows from communist China.

During his stump speech, he pointed his finger repeatedly at members of Congress, and insisted that they pass his "jobs bill" immediately:

Only trouble is, no such jobs bill exists.

Ever the lazy community organizer, Obama did the same thing with ObamaCare and the recent so-called debt ceiling crisis, berating Congress to pass legislation, but leaving them with the bothersome task of writing it. An important clarification: Congressional staffers, lobbyists, and convicted felons actually authored the ObamaCare language, and Congressional Democrats passed the bill without ever bothering to read it.

Like everything else Obama has done as President, his non-existent "jobs bill" idea is another spread-the-wealth-around, big-government spending scheme. And like everything else Obama has done, it should be soundly rejected.

How aware are you?

Take this brief awareness test:

How did you do? Although the video clip aims to educate the motoring public about sharing the road with two-wheeled vehicles, there may be a bigger lesson here.

Washington politicians are adept at distraction. Let's commit to watch their other hands, and keep them honest. Well, that might be impossible. But let's at least agree to expose what their other hands are doing. Because it's too often deceptive, corrupt, and anti-liberty.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Obama's talking points translated into plain English

Desperate to remain in power despite plummeting poll numbers and a weak economy, President Obama has decided to take swift, bold action. That's correct: He will give yet another speech.

The Obama Regime issued their talking points in advance of the speech, which will be cut short to avoid offending Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints fans. The talking points, and a plain English translation:

According to Obama and his job-destroying, violence-inciting minions, The so-called "American Jobs Act":
  • is based on bi-partisan ideas (This means someone who isn't a socialist or Marxist thought this might be a good idea.)
  • is fully paid for by closing corporate tax loopholes and asking the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share (This gives us an excuse to raise taxes.)
  • will have an impact on job and economic growth NOW — just as soon as Congress acts. (The President has no responsibility whatsoever for actual results.)
  • Every day, people in this country are working hard to meet their responsibilities. The question now is whether Washington will meet theirs. (Leftists, including the Obama Crew, believe it is the responsibility of the Federal government to create jobs.)
  • The time for obstruction and gridlock is over. Congress needs to put country ahead of politics. (Anyone who opposes President Obama's disastrous policies, or simply demands that the Federal government be limited by the U.S. Constitution, is an obstructionist.)
  • The American people know that the economic crisis and the deep recession weren’t created overnight and won’t be solved overnight. The economic security of the American middle class has been under attack for decades. (Democrats have held political power in Washington for most of the last 60 years. Their progressive policies have nearly bankrupted the country. The problem cannot be addressed, much less solved, until Democrats no longer hold political power.)
  • That’s why President Obama believes we need to do more than just recover from this economic crisis. (This statement, of course, tips the President's hand as to his real agenda. The economic woes of America will be solved only when the American people give Obama more control - of everything.)
  • The President is rebuilding the economy the American way — based on balance, fairness and the same set of rules for everyone from Wall Street to Main Street where hard work and responsibility pay and gaming the system is penalized. (The President is destroying the economy, in the Chicago way.)
  • It’s an American economy that’s built to last and creates the jobs of the future, by forcing Washington to live within its means so we can invest in small business entrepreneurs, education, and making things the world buys, not outsourcing, loopholes and reckless financial deals that put middle class security at risk. (If only the Federal government could confiscate more of your money, President Obama would really be able to spread the wealth around better than he's been able to so far.)
Hack politician talking points - regardless of the source - are nothing more than a disgustingly-transparent attempt at spin. Americans are sick and tired of sound-bite speak.

As for us, we'll be watching the game, not the President's latest campaign speech.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Has Orwell's 1984 technology finally arrived?

Maybe George Orwell had it all correct in 1984. He just got the year wrong:

Is "Big Brother" technology really heading toward Orwell's creepy prediction? CBN News offers this report on the especially erie term "body chipping":

A Future of Body Chipping?
Some government programs and cities are making this RFID “chipping” mandatory. And it’s now becoming more acceptable to use biometrics and RFIDs on people.
Supporters say this chipping could help track lost or kidnapped children, or Alzheimer's patients who wander off. But they can also be used to control a person’s actions.
One Florida school is requiring students to have their biometrics checked before they get food from the cafeteria. And a Miami university hospital has embedded microchips to track whether medical workers are washing their hands.
This chipping may seem strange now, but Ostrolenk suggested it'll become commonplace as it spreads.
“So the next generation arises and says, 'Well, that's kind of normal. Of course you need a device to keep track of you to make sure you don't get kidnapped or lost or into trouble,’” he said.
How about you? Are you willing to have an RFID chip implanted under your skin when someone tells you it's for your own good?

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Is Darth Vader about to lose more of his dignity?

According to die-hard Star Wars fans, George Lucas continues to ruin the franchise with every new release. In this latest tweak, Lucas plans to sell the three original films on Blu-Ray.

Are you familiar enough with Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope to catch what has been changed here? Hint: Listen for Darth Vader to say something that wasn't in the original release.

According to WideAsleepFilm, who posted the clip, this is original (non-Blu-Ray) footage, with a leaked MP3 clip dubbed over the original sound. For those who are really curious, has the full story here.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Rep. Steve Chabot and the Police State

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive." ~C.S. Lewis

Think your government respects the Constitution? Apparently the answer is a loud, resounding "NO" if you ask Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH).

Watch as law enforcement officers confiscate cameras and mobile phones from law-abiding citizens attending Chabot's August 22 town hall meeting at North Avondale Recreation Center in Cincinnati:

Apparently, Chabot would like to be re-elected. But is he even qualified to be a Congressman? (We know, Barney Frank and Charlie Rangel are Congressmen, so the standard isn't exactly high.) Our inclination is to suggest that one who is approves of confiscating electronic devices at a public meeting is NOT qualified to serve in ANY elected office our Republic, much less the United States Congress. Perhaps the good people of Ohio's 1st Congressional District can help us get rid of this public nuisance of a politician.

Reports indicate that Chabot actually used the flimsy excuse of "protecting constituents" in order to take away people's personal property. (see the C.S. Lewis quote above.) Because Chabot is an establishment Republican, news media haven't even bothered to report this story. Just curious, but would an Oathkeeper have executed this order?

Blogger John Romano posted an excellent piece on this story here. You can follow Romano on Twitter.

Are you outraged? Contact Chabot today and let him know what you think of elected officials abusing our Constitutional rights. Be respectful, but be sure to tell him what you think about his flagrant disregard for our rights:

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Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2216
Fax: (202) 225-3012

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Phone: (513) 684-2723
Fax: (513) 421-8722

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Enthusiasm builds around Sarah Palin in Iowa

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin isn't a candidate for President. Not yet, anyway.

Despite that, the former Republican vice presidential nominee is embarking on the One Nation Tour, a bus tour around the country. And she's being met with growing enthusiasm and excitement. Take a look at this video of her appearance at the Iowa State Fair, posted on August18 by Team Palin:

You can view all of Palin's videos by visiting her YouTube channel.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

President Downgrade: All talk, no listen

USA Today reports that several members of the teaparty movement confronted President Obama after an Iowa town hall meeting. One man, identified as Ryan Rhodes, can be heard in the clip below asking the President why people in his administration call teaparty activists "terrorists." (Rhodes is founder of the Iowa Teaparty.)

Predictably, the Campaigner in Chief deflects the question, saying, "You don't want to listen." Consistent, for an out-of-touch man who hasn't ever listened to a conservative opinion about anything. It's a little surprising he didn't offer Mr. Rhodes a seat in the back on one of his new $1.1 million stealth campaign buses.

And then Obama actually says, (or perhaps has the audacity to say?) "Timothy McVeigh."

Americans are weary of this socialist in perpetual campaign mode. His regime kapos constantly label patriotic, ordinary Americans as the enemy. It is, in fact, Obama and other progressives who detest the US Constitution, and really do view citizen gun owners as a serious threat to their big-government, authoritarian reign.

As a people, let's covenant together to remove their authority over us during the 2012 elections, shall we?

Friday, August 5, 2011

President Obama works constantly on jobs, killing them by the millions

President Obama has consistently claimed since being inaugurated that he works constantly on jobs. Or that he's about to "pivot" to working on jobs.

That leads us to conclude that he must be working to destroy jobs, because that is the only result so far. More than two years into his administration, millions of Americans are out of work.

Our official unemployment rate still hovers near 10%, with many claiming the real number is closer to 20%. Our national debt is soaring, the Federal government is growing exponentially, businesses say they aren't hiring. Obama policies have stifled economic growth at every opportunity.

We realize it's tough to listen to our Prevaricator in Chief, but, if you can stand it, here it is in his own words, and in the words of his minions:

Deja Vu?

Hat tip to our friend Prudence Paine. You can follow @PruPaine on Twitter.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Unbelievable Obama gaffes

Our corrupt, progressive media just loved constantly showing us clips of President Bush making verbal mistakes. Not surprisingly, they have sheltered us from the same kind of gaffes made consistently by President Obama.

If you can stand listening to his voice one more time, enjoy this string of stuttering, halting, incorrect, sloppy, and sometimes ridiculous Obama misstatements:

Best public speaker. Ever.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

While we face unemployment and inflation, politicians enrich themselves

Watch this clip, and then try to argue that our elected officials in Washington, DC are mostly noble, public servants:

That's right: Ordinary Americans are struggling with sustained, massive unemployment; rising gas prices (due primarily to the decreasing value of the US dollar); and inflation that is rapidly increasing the price of food and other essentials.

Meanwhile, many in positions of political power and influence are lining their own pockets:

Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) saw his net worth increase 453% from 2004 to 2009, from $3,072,514 to a whopping $19,929,018. Yes, a real man of the people.

And the list of Democrats making a fortune, apparently on the backs of We the People, is astonishing. How does a back-bencher, do-nothing Congressman like Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) - who was arrested July 27 while demanding that we stop illegal alien deportations - increase his net worth from $47,503 to $2,358,005 in five years while serving in Congress? That's a 3,669% increase!

Government Gone Wild offers a list here of national politicians who are either very good with their finances (yet still, somehow, very bad with ours), very lucky with the lottery, or very corrupt.

No wonder a new Rasmussen poll shows 46% of us believe most in Congress are corrupt.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Press Secretary Carney admits Obama has no deficit, debt plan

Imagine telling your college instructor that instead of turning in an actual written-on-paper term paper (in which you highlight research results, discuss and debate issues, state conclusions, and perhaps even advocate action), you prefer to just give a speech and "outline your ideas." You would fail the class, just as President Obama has failed the nation.

White House press secretary Jay Carney spends nine minutes here pretending that the President has an actual written-on-paper plan to reduce the annual budget deficit and, ultimately, our national debt. But, oops! He eventually admits that Obama has no actual written plan at all:

With all those zeros, Federal budget, deficit, and debt numbers can be confusing, so we posted a simplified explanation of the problem. We hope that Obama and his team of Keystone Cops will stop dissembling, misdirecting, misleading, and obfuscating on these critically important issues. Sadly, we aren't optimistic about that.

We long for political leaders who will just be honest with us, tell us their ideas, debate those ideas openly with those who disagree, and, when all is said and done, just lead.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

City council to outlaw free speech?

What happens when you allow truly ignorant people to serve in elected office? They actually attempt to outlaw the very freedoms guaranteed to citizens in the U.S. Constitution.

In fact, it's diffcult to tally all of the Constitutional rights the Gould, Arkansas city council is summarily declaring illegal - freedom of speech and freedom of association among them:

Even the New York Times agrees this measure is "a clear violation of the Constitution." Fox News reports here on the story.

The passive aggressive approach? Gould residents should be busy forming clubs, groups and organizations at breakneck pace, just to flaunt this ridiculous "ordinance." While they still can, the 1,129 citizens of Gould should act immediately to recall every member of the council who supports this patently foolish idea. And every one of them should be forced to attend and pass a high school civics class - in a private school.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Pat down a TSA agent, go directly to jail

UPDATED July 19, 2011

Is turnabout really fair play? Not according to the Federal Transportation Security Administration.

According to MyFox New York:
PHOENIX - We hear a lot of complaints about security screeners groping airline passengers. But now, a Colorado woman is accused of putting her hands on a TSA agent at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix.

Court records show 61-year-old Yukari Mihamae grabbed the left breast of the female agent Thursday at the Terminal 4 checkpoint. Police say she squeezed and twisted the agent's breast with both hands. Officers say Mihamae admitted to the crime.

There's no word why she touched the agent. Mihamae now faces a felony count of sexual abuse.

According to court records, she lives in Longmont, Colorado and is self-employed.

That's right: When a TSA agent gropes a passenger, that is an "enhanced pat-down," conducted for "security" purposes. And when a citizen puts the exact same moves on a TSA agent, you're charged with felony sexual abuse, considered a Class 5 felony in Arizona.

The TSA has accumulated a long list of complaints alleging that their invasive touching constitutes sexual abuse. We realize Congress is very, very busy with a manufactured debt crisis and getting re-elected, but isn't anyone on the Hill paying attention to our Fourth Amendment Constitutional rights?

Update - July 19, 2011

Fox News reports that prosecutors have not been able to charge Mihamae with a felony, for two reasons. First, there was no proof of sexual intent (required for the sexual abuse charge). Second - and more importantly - TSA agents do NOT meet the standard of being law enforcement officers, so prosecutors admit they cannot charge her with assaulting a police officer.

Consistent with previous public statements, TSA simply says it will not tolerate assaults against their employees, but will continue groping ordinary citizens, as before.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Police raid little girls' lemonade stand

Yes, you read that headline correctly. The wise city leaders of Midway, Georgia, have decided that their sheep - errr, citizens may be in mortal danger from lemonade.

Who knows what horrible, poisonous contaminants may have found their way into the highly suspect, potentially lethal, amateur mixture of lemon juice, sugar and water? Thank goodness elected officials are so magnanimous as to protect innocent people from the likely harmful effects of rogue, underground commerce:

Perhaps the 1,100 citizens of Midway should invite their brainy city leaders to reconsider this law. It sounds like it might be more appropriate for licensing street vendors in Manhattan.

Ironically, Midway is located in Liberty County, Georgia.

Senate Republicans: No more spending without a budget

Credit where credit is due. Our hats are off to Senate Republicans who are taking a principled stand against Federal fiscal irresponsibility:

According to Politico:
According to the Congressional Budget Act, Congress may not appropriate money for any fiscal year without first passing a budget, which serves as a concrete plan for spending, borrowing, and taxing. Despite this prohibition, Senate Democrats—who have refused to pass a budget for 807 days or make one public at all this year—attempted to move a spending bill on the floor yesterday. In response, Budget Committee Ranking Member Jeff Sessions led his Republican colleagues in a period of extended debate, calling for Congress to fulfill its legal duty to present an adopt a budget (by April 15th of each year).
In order of appearance, Republicans who speak in the clip above are Senate Republican Budget Committee ranking member Jeff Sessions (AL), Bob Corker (TN), John Thune (SD), Marco Rubio (FL), Mike Lee (UT), Rand Paul (KY), John Cornyn (TX), Patrick Toomey (PA), Ron Johnson (WI), and John Barrasso (WY); Sessions repeats as the final speaker. In addition to Sessions, Thune, Cornyn, Toomey, and Johnson are aslo committee members.

Let them know what you think about their courageous stand against the Democrat leadership's flagrant violation of the law.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Barack Hussein Obama has a record now, and it's abysmal.

When Barack Hussein Obama ran for President in 2008, he was among the least qualified men ever to seek the office. He was undoubtedly the least vetted Presidential candidate in our history.

A sycophant, corrupt, progressive media advocated his candidacy in no uncertain terms, and enabled Obama at every step of the campaign. Our national media continue to ignore significant Obama scandals like Operation Gunrunner (also known as Operation Fast and Furious).

Obama's personal past is shrouded in secrecy. He released a document earlier this year, alleging it to be a copy of his long-form birth certificate. But it was created electronically in such an odd fashion that it raised more questions than it answered. His kindergarten, junior high, and high school records are sealed. His multiple college records are missing or sealed. We don't know details of his mother's travels or even citizenship status because Stanley Dunham's passport records are inexplicably incomplete or destroyed. This, despite Federal law requiring such information be retained for 100 years. Obama's own citizenship status while living in Indonesia is another murky detail, left completely unexplored by our media.

But that is all 2008 Obama. His policies, actions, and statements as President are mostly public information. 2012 Obama does have a record. His opponents will do well to make certain every American knows exactly what this President has done to our country.

And this is how it's done:

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Are you ready for a world ruled by Islam?

Many people who aren't familiar with Islam don't understand that one of its goals is world domination. As in subjugation. As in you convert to Islam, or be killed - or worse.

Muslim leaders are gathering in the United Kingdom to discuss their vision of a world ruled by them, under sharia law:

Khilafah? You may know it better in English as "Caliphate." Muslims use the term to describe the world under Islamic rule.

They are deadly serious, and they are coming for us.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Rochester, NY police arrest woman for video taping from her own yard

Apparently, Rochester, New York police officers need some remedial freedom training. Or at least officer Mario Masic does:

It is not illegal to photograph or video tape police officers.

According to Carlos Miller's blog, Emily Good was charged on June 21 with "obstructing government administration," which actually sounds like a good, patriotic activity to us.