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Greetings. After this weekend, this Take Our Country Back Blog will be moving to the new web site. Too many conservatives are getting zapped by the intolerant dweebs of the Obama Goons and seeing that this editing platform is a free site, Blogger can do pretty much what it feels like doing. Hence, I now have a paid site and will be migrating the last 1400+ posts shortly.

So, one day, you just may click this page somewhere and it will show up as "private". It has been fun but the intolerant Czarbie Goon Squads are brain dead idiots. They can come play at the new site which I OWN outright.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

The Few Dictate To The Many? Since When?

Click here to sign the petition.

Fellow Patriots. Are we to stand or sit idly by as the few whiners and heathens in this country dictate to the rest of us?

I say, HELL NO!! Is it any wonder that such attacks on our Foundings originates in the Leftist Province of the Socialist Peoples Repugnant of Leftifornia?
RIVERSIDE,California - Complaints about religious content have led to a ban on flag-folding recitations by Veterans Administration employees and volunteers at all 125 national cemeteries. It all started because of one complaint about the ceremony at Riverside National Cemetery in California.

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Stand and fight these enemies from within! Don't sit on your collective butts while charlatans and cowards play PC to our end.

This is what the enemies within cannot stomach...
The flag folding ceremony described by the Uniformed Services is a dramatic and uplifting way to honor the flag on special days, like Memorial Day or Veterans Day, and is sometimes used at retirement ceremonies.

Here is a typical sequence of the reading:

(Begin reading as Honor Guard or Flag Detail is coming forward).

The flag folding ceremony represents the same religious principles on which our country was originally founded. The portion of the flag denoting honor is the canton of blue containing the stars representing the states our veterans served in uniform. The canton field of blue dresses from left to right and is inverted when draped as a pall on a casket of a veteran who has served our country in uniform.

In the Armed Forces of the United States, at the ceremony of retreat the flag is lowered, folded in a triangle fold and kept under watch throughout the night as a tribute to our nation's honored dead. The next morning it is brought out and, at the ceremony of reveille, run aloft as a symbol of our belief in the resurrection of the body.

(Wait for the Honor Guard or Flag Detail to unravel and fold the flag into a quarter fold--resume reading when Honor Guard is standing ready.)

The first fold of our flag is a symbol of life.

The second fold is a symbol of our belief in the eternal life.

The third fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veteran departing our ranks who gave a portion of life for the defense of our country to attain a peace throughout the world.

The fourth fold represents our weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in times of war for His divine guidance.

The fifth fold is a tribute to our country, for in the words of Stephen Decatur, "Our country, in dealing with other countries, may she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong."

The sixth fold is for where our hearts lie. It is with our heart that we pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

The seventh fold is a tribute to our Armed Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that we protect our country and our flag against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of our republic.

The eighth fold is a tribute to the one who entered in to the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day, and to honor mother, for whom it flies on mother's day.

The ninth fold is a tribute to womanhood; for it has been through their faith, love, loyalty and devotion that the character of the men and women who have made this country great have been molded.

The tenth fold is a tribute to father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for the defense of our country since they were first born.

The eleventh fold, in the eyes of a Hebrew citizen, represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon, and glorifies, in their eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

The twelfth fold, in the eyes of a Christian citizen, represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in their eyes, God the Father, the Son, and Holy Ghost.

When the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost, reminding us of our national motto, "In God we Trust."

(Wait for the Honor Guard or Flag Detail to inspect the flag--after the inspection, resume reading.)

After the flag is completely folded and tucked in, it takes on the appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the soldiers who served under General George Washington and the sailors and marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones who were followed by their comrades and shipmates in the Armed Forces of the United States, preserving for us the rights, privileges, and freedoms we enjoy today.

ARISE YE PATRIOTS!!





The Socialists Quack Up At The Saloon





The opening salvo of this pathetic group of losers cracks me up:
New data from the Internal Revenue Service show that income inequality continues to widen. The wealthiest 1 percent of Americans earn more than 21 percent of all income. That's a postwar record. The bottom 50 percent of all Americans, when all their wages are combined, earn just 12.8 percent of the nation's income.

Considering the magnitude of challenges ahead for America, it seems only reasonable that taxes should rise on the wealthy. Taxing the super-rich is not about class envy, as conservatives charge. It's about the nation having enough money to pay for national defense and homeland security, good schools and a crumbling infrastructure, the upcoming costs of boomers' Social Security (the current surplus has masked the true extent of the current budget deficit, but it won't for much longer) and, hopefully, affordable national health insurance. Not to mention the trillion dollars or so it will take to fix the Alternative Minimum Tax, which is now starting to hit the middle class.

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Is that some pathetic, driveling lines of hooey, or what?

I guess they are still getting the idiot Soros data. You know...the idiot that wants a New Socialist World Order where everything and everyone is "equal", whatever in the hell that means. Every place socialism/communism has been tried has failed and failed miserably. Even Europe has turned that corner. I guess the Loons at 'Loon having quite caught up from the idiocy of the late 60s and early 70s yet.

I also doubt if anyone over there at 'Loon has read this document, either. A teaser:
Executive Summary: While many studies answer the question of who pays taxes in America, the question of who gets the most government spending is often overlooked. Just as some Americans bear a larger portion of the nation's tax burden than others, some Americans also receive a larger share of the nation's government spending.

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Read it and weep.

UHOH!! Head spinning zone straight ahead! (From a "secret source...LOL) Let's see if the Loons at 'Loon can find it. If not, I will provide it as an update.
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Top 5% pay 53.25% of all income taxes (Down from 2000 figure: 56.47%). The top 10% pay 64.89% (Down from 2000 figure: 67.33%). The top 25% pay 82.9% (Down from 2000 figure: 84.01%). The top 50% pay 96.03% (Down from 2000 figure: 96.09%). The bottom 50%? They pay a paltry 3.97% of all income taxes. The top 1% is paying more than ten times the federal income taxes than the bottom 50%! And who earns what? The top 1% earns 17.53 (2000: 20.81%) of all income. The top 5% earns 31.99 (2000: 35.30%). The top 10% earns 43.11% (2000: 46.01%); the top 25% earns 65.23% (2000: 67.15%), and the top 50% earns 86.19% (2000: 87.01%) of all the income.

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And a chart:


D'OH! SO much for their pansy-assed whining. Why do we always have to do their homework for them? The chart above is "old data". The chart following is newer data.


After re-reading their article of ignorance I have concluded that their research department is lacking in smarts. Do they have a research department? I do...me.

Hey! Loons at 'Loon! Got milk?

Catch the wave here.




Troofers No Longer Politically Expedient...Says Former President Clinton





Hat Tip to Wake Up America for this pretty funny story.

I, too, have never been a convert or a blind follower of any politician and most certainly have refrained from being a Party hack since I, and millions of others, got burned badly by the sweet talking Jimmy Carter of years of yore.

As anyone, having read this blog, can tell, I have never ever been a fan of William Jefferson Clinton. The only reason he made it to the White House is because that idiot Ross Big Ears Big Mouth Perot. Big Short Dummy.

However, I have always given credit where credit is due. This is one of those times.

Hat tip to NewsBusters where I first saw this story.

Early in his speech, Clinton was sporadically heckled. One heckler shouted that 9/11 was a fraud, and Clinton bristled. "No, it wasn't a fraud. I'll be glad to talk about it if you'll shut up and let me talk." The heckling continued, and he told another heckler "these people did not come here to hear you speak. If you don't have any self-control, we can deal with that."

When a third called 9/11 an "inside job," Clinton snapped back "How dare you? I live in New York, and I know who did that. You guys have got to be careful, or you're going to give Minnesota a bad reputation."

No matter the reason Bill Clinton said what he did is up for speculation. Although the Leftinistra have encouraged these Troofer Buffoons, using them as a shield to distract from their own forms of silliness and ignorance to bash Bush, it appears that everyone is sick and tired of these Troofer Moonbats.

I will wait and see the various reactions to this "development" to see if this was sincere or not. I watched the video (you can too by clicking the video in my VODPOD above) and it appears that Bill Clinton was "Rather" put out with these pukes; whether it was because of the heckling or their ignorance and disrespectful antics remains to be seen. The video is labeled Bill Clinton Takes On 9/11 Troofers.

One thing is for sure...the ONLY groups of people that interrupt, distract and make fools of themselves by heckling, are these types of idiots. You will never see anyone on our side of the fence on any issue acting as the Troofers and other anti-Americanist groups of fools.

Kudos to the former President of the United States of America, William Jefferson Clinton.

Catch the wave




Pete and Repeat Riflebottom.

Amos and Andy
Abbot and Costello
Ozzie and Harriet
Clinton and Carter

I can see the above all paired up and all but I am having a problem with:

Bush and Rice

I don't get it. Hat Tip to Left Coast Right Wingers at Townhall for this article from Reuters.

It is an article about peace in the Middle East and knowing what I know now, as I knew many years ago, peace in the Middle East is like having air conditioning in Hell's Lake of Fire. The first paragraph, if it was intended to create shivers up and down the spines of reasonable people, it worked.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Anxious not to repeat mistakes of past Middle East peace-making, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has turned to former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter for tips ahead of her own conference this year.

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WHAT? If this was the only blurb, I would most assuredly have to take something for the migraines. What has either man(?) done that has actually worked and has actually lasted and is actually still working? Any takers on that?

Here is a hint.

NOTHING! That's what.

And why is that? Because Israel is still there. AchuSneezaDingBat of Iranistan has suggested that Israel be located to Alaska. Did the nuance of that "message" get missed by someone? Or, was it purely shrugged off as just another one of those pesky Islamicist jokes and not to be taken seriously?

Here. This will clear things up.
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"She's trying to draw on the historical record and the experiences of others to see -- see what she can glean and how that may be applicable to the current day," McCormack said.

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There. Feel better? You do? I don't. Why does it "look better" if one seeks the advice of losers and folks that hate you? What good does that do?

What the hell is wrong with these people? Political Correctness is REALLY getting to be so much more than irritating.





Friday, October 26, 2007

101st Airborne 1st Brigade Update

Not much data here but ya never know if one of yours is in the photos!

Four pics here and short blurbs on each.

Do The M.A.T.H. Flop 'n Go

The Mother of All Tax hikes. Thank you very much, Rangel you twit.

Great piece today at Townhall. I'll give y'all the The Top 10 Things Democrats Don't Want You to Know list and you can go to the blogger's article to read the whole deal.
The Republican Staff on the Ways and Means Committee put this fact sheet together, I feel it is quite enlightening, and wanted to share it with you.
When Chairman Rangel introduced his long-awaited tax legislation yesterday morning, there were certain things he conveniently forgot to mention. Among the things the Democratic Majority doesn’t want you to know about the “Mother of All Tax Hikes”:

1. MARRIAGE PENALTY ON STEROIDS


2. KISS YOUR DEDUCTIONS GOODBYE

3. MAKING THE U.S. A LEADER IN HIGH TAXES

4. SMALL BUSINESS TRIPLE-WHAMMY

5. FUZZY MATH

6. IF A TREE FALLS IN A FOREST…. Like the famous Zen question, “what is the sound of one hand clapping?”

7. TAXING PHANTOM INCOME

8. CAPITAL LOSSES

9. GETTING A HEAD START ON A RUN IN THE WRONG DIRECTION

10. THE WRONG CHOICE FOR AMERICAN COMPETITIVENESS


Whatever you do, fight the above...the Socialists are coming.




Anti AQ Parade In Ramadi...Doing The Job The Lame Stream Won't





Hat Tip
to Wake Up America for this data.

There was a parade in downtown Ramadi, Iraq on 10/25/07 and much like the Medal of Honor recipient, Lt. Michael Murphy, the recipient of the first congressional Medal of Honor in the War on Terror was ignored by the Lame Stream Media, so was this parade.

From Wake Up America:
I think one of the most damning things about our media today is when you look for the recent parade that was held in Ramadi, Iraq, this week, when you do a search, there is very little in the news about it. (Time article about the parade)

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This parade is very significant for several reasons but the primary reason I see this as very significant is that just a few days ago, OBL, acting like our own Democratic Party Leaders and some Republican Party Leaders, began the whining about "why can't we all get along?" and acting like a spoiled brat when things aren't going his way.

He, as most of the political leaders of the Democrats, cannot and will not admit defeat...they blame someone or something else.

For a more in depth analysis of the OBL whine and cry incident, go here or here.

To see the responses of OBL's pathetic plea from other mutants of the genre of flaming fools of OBL's ilk, go here, or here.

From DefenseLink News: By David Mays, Special to American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2007 – A remarkable parade in Iraq’s Anbar province, openly attended by citizens from all walks of life, demonstrates that Iraqi reconciliation efforts are working, a coalition commander said today.

“Out in al Anbar, which you know has been a difficult area about six months ago: a total change,” Army Brig. Gen. Dave Phillips told online journalists and bloggers during a conference call from Baghdad. “When they say there is an awakening, I think that's almost an understatement.”

Phillips, deputy commanding general for the Civilian Police Assistance Training Team, said he personally attended an event earlier this week that proved the awakening movement encouraged by Sunni sheiks is working.

“This past Tuesday, I went out to Ramadi,” the general explained. “The Iraqis came up with a concept of a Unity Day parade. Never in my wildest imagination did I ever think Ramadi would host a parade which would be led with a band playing and then also young Iraqi boy scouts marching with flags, young Iraqi girl scouts marching with flags, followed by the fire department, the national police, the regular police, ambulances. Never dreamed I would see something like that.”

Increased security in Iraqi communities allows such open celebrations to take place, Phillips explained. To that end, the general said, he and his team have helped hire more than 13,000 new Iraqi police officers just in the past two months.

“We have more people signing up than what we actually have ability to hire,” Phillips explained. “And when I say ‘we,’ I'm referring to the Iraqis.”

Tomorrow, 450 Iraqi police officers will begin 10 weeks of specialized training led by Italy’s fabled Carabinieri force, the general said.

“The national police of Iraq are structured very similar to the Carabinieri in Italy,” Phillips explained. “The Carabinieri have nationwide authority; so do the (Iraqi) national police. They can deploy anywhere in the country, and they're a high-end police force that can transition very rapidly to almost light infantry. And so we saw the parallels there.”

In addition to the thousands of police applicants, thousands more Iraqis are volunteering to patrol their own neighborhoods as “concerned local citizens” the general said.

“Most of them bring their own weapons with them,” Phillips said. “They will work with the Iraqi police, and they will be responsible for guarding a block or a corner or some area. And they basically are auxiliaries. They help the police. They can't make arrests, but they are there as eyes and ears on the street, and they provide information.”

So far, more than 50,000 concerned local citizens have offered their services in and around Fallujah, Muqdadiyah, and Diyala, the general said.

“Some are paid. A vast majority are not paid,” Phillips said. “They're doing it because they want to see a difference in their community.”

It’s clear, the general said, that Iraqi citizens are making a difference in their community when they are able to openly celebrate as they did this week in Ramadi.

“When I sat there at the Ramadi parade, that evening I contacted my wife and told her that for one of the first times in a long time, I was very optimistic,” he said. “In the past, I was cautiously optimistic, but what I saw at Ramadi, to me, that was one of those days to where you realized you are witnessing something extremely special.”

(David Mays works in New Media at American Forces Information Service.)

The video can be viewed here or click my VODPOD above. The Americans were invited to witness this parade. Security was extremely tight but the fact that the parade took place without incident is a tribute to the hard work that our Armed Services have rendered to the returning to normalcy in Al Anbar Province.

Why is this ignored? Could it be that it goes against the grain of the idiots like Arianna Huff and Blowhard that still are stuck in their own BDS quagmire? Isn't it in the Journalist's Credo to find news and to seek truth without bias and personal feelings? Could it be that the parade and what it represents too hurtful in revealing blind rhetoric?

For a recent transcript at a news conference in regards to the successes in Iraq and the recognition of the turning point for Victory In Iraq, go here. The data therein is also largely ignored by the BDS crowds as well as the Lame Stream Media and the alleged leaders of the Democratic Party Leadership.

As an aside, click here to read the translation of the latest OBL video and audio of the plea of OBL, theoretically to unite the Iraqi people against the United States.

Poor slog. He has lost...he knows it. Our politicos know it...yet are too cowardly to accept it.





Melanie Morgan and Spree on Snooper's BTR!

Thank you so much Melanie Morgan from Move America Forward and Spree from Wake Up America for appearing on my Blog Talk Radio on 10/25/07!

If anyone missed the show, you can go here to listen or download.

Thanks.

The topic, among several, was Patriotism Rising.

The discussions were lively and many participated.

Stop the Surrender Talks!!

ACT For America is petitioning for cancellation of the treacherous scheme to force Israel to commit societal suicide. Please click this link and sign the petition!

Petition to President George W. Bush
and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

Dear President Bush and Secretary of State Rice:

The crisis in the Middle East between Israel and the Palestinians is serious and requires our best efforts to bring stability and peace to the region. However, we do not believe that appeasing terrorists at the cost of endangering Israel is the answer. Furthermore, by appeasing terrorists in the Middle East in order to achieve an illusionary “peace,” America sends a clear and dangerous signal to terrorists everywhere that terrorism will be rewarded. We believe that the proposed Mideast peace conference is a futile attempt to craft a lasting peace and therefore should be cancelled.

We believe that no lasting peace can be achieved so long as the Palestinian Authority refuses to recognize the right of Israel to exist. How can two parties come together in agreement when one of the parties doesn’t recognize the right of the other party to exist?

We believe that no lasting peace can be achieved so long as the Palestinian Authority continues to support terrorism and refuses to dismantle its terrorist infrastructure. How can Israel be expected to compromise with those who refuse to renounce terrorism aimed at the people of Israel?

We believe it should be clear by now that good-faith efforts by Israel to trade “land for peace,” as it did when it gave up Gaza, have always been and will always be met with violence and more demands from the Palestinian Authority, while the Palestinian Authority refuses to even recognize the right of Israel to exist.

We believe that demands by the Palestinian Authority for more land concessions by Israel threaten the safety and security of Israel and, given the track record of the Palestinian Authority, will once again fail to achieve a lasting peace.

We are strongly opposed to dividing Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, and believe Israel should not be pressured to make such a concession in return for more empty promises from the Palestinian Authority.

We believe that the recent assassination threat leveled against Israeli Prime Minister Olmert by members of the Palestinian presidential security detail demonstrates the complete lack of good faith on the part of the Palestinian Authority.

Therefore, for all of these reasons, we the undersigned strongly urge you to cancel the proposed Mideast peace conference, scheduled to take place in Annapolis, Maryland, before the end of the year. We believe that we must not sacrifice moral clarity on the altar of moral equivalency. The Palestinian Authority must be held accountable for its actions and we should not reward terrorism with appeasement.

Chief Kook Fringe Fraud Arianna Is At It Again

Such a sore loser this one is. Was it really going there anyway? Don't you care about being green or is that just another double standard you espouse? And, how is your pal Soros doing with that quagmire WellCare? Just curious.

The title to this pathetic diatribe is, "Ending the War: Time for the Dems to Play Hardball". Cute. Little does this High Dollar Call Girl for Trolldom know, the vaunted majority is toothless and unable on top of being inept.
Taking a page from America's retailers, President Bush is getting a jump on the coming battle over Iraq war funding. On Monday, he added an additional $45.9 billion in supplemental war funding to the $150.5 billion he'd already requested, and then turned up the heat on Congress to sign off on the $196.4 billion before heading home for the holidays. Only 60 more browbeating days until Christmas!

And you have to give Bush credit. Despite record-low approval ratings, he's unabashedly playing -- and winning -- the PR game on the war. By incrementally adding to his funding request, he made his ongoing plundering of our treasury to pursue his disastrous Iraq policy seem relatively modest. The headlines all focused on the $46 billion he's just added to the tab -- not the $196 billion he's really after.

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The remaining rant of double standard having rant of ignorance is good for a guffaw or two.

The Leftinistra whine and complain and distract from the FACT that the fundings needed for the troops is in limbo as they feign to be supporting the troops, regardless how the troops feel about wanting to complete their mission. Some support.

Supporting the troops without supporting the mission is like supporting firefighters but not supporting them distinguishing the blaze. Kind of stupid, that.

Disastrous Iraq policy, AirHeadyAnna? Which one? The uphill climb one or the one that is winning? Oh. Wait. The one we are WINNING is the "disastrous one", correct? It means doom and gloom for your fellow anti-Americanists, correct?

And, the low approval ratings of GWB? The one that is TWICE the size of your beloved and vaunted majority of fellow idiots in the Dishonorable Halls of CONgress? Those approval ratings?

Let's see. The WORSE approval ratings of CONgress in the history of this Nation is due to the backwards thinking (progressive) of the DEMOCRATIC PARTY lead CONgress and, that is blamed on GWB. Well, naturally. Especially when you and your kind are incapable of accepting the consequences of your actions. It is ALWAYS someone else or something else to bame.

Just the other day, one of your fellow whiners and anti-Americanists and Soros boot-lickers wrote a piece saying how "left" the country is. Curious that, eh? Then why is it impossible for your beloved progressives 9read that socialists) to pass anything? Why is that? And, why are "right" talk radio shows succeeding like there is no tomorrow whereas the "left" talk shows fail? Why is that?

Here is a clue, AirheadyAnna...no one of substance is paying any attention to your kind anymore, plain and simple. Especially, now that we in The New Media defeat you and your kind at every turn.

Good luck in that Abyss of Obscurity. I hope you get a seat right next to Pelosi.

Ask yourself this question and see what you come up with. Why is it that in the heart of the anti-Americanist heartland of the San Francisco Bay area, the #1 radio show is the morning show at KFSO, a CONSERVATIVE radio show?

We at TOCB will be waiting for your trolls to come and answer with facts and substantiation.





Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Case of State Senator (former) Charles Walker...Fraud, et al

The plot thickens as we delve into the underpinnings of the blatant fraud and illegal activities involving Emory University upper echelon.

Feel free to cross-post this and the other articles under the tag "Emory University" far and wide and then some.




Re Examining the Case of State Senator Charles Walker


For more than a decade State Senator Charles Walker was among the most if not the most powerful politicians in the state of Georgia. His reign came to a humiliating end in June of 2004 when he was indicted on 142 separate counts of corruption related charges. His indictment read like an alphabet soup of terms straight out of your favorite law or cop show: wire fraud, conspiracy, tax evasion, extortion. If it was on your favorite lawyer show, he was probably charged with it. Of those 142 charges, he was convicted on 127 counts.

The scope and breadth of his crimes was staggering, shocking, and ultimately it is the back bone of the widespread corruption that is currently leading to the potential closing of Grady Hospital. Walker used a network of power and influence to either get into bed with powerful people or strong arm those that refused to play ball. For instance, Walker ran a newspaper and anyone that wouldn't play ball would be threatened with negative publicity from his newspaper. He used his ability to procure government funds as a string to get hospitals to hire temps at his temp company.

Here is where the case gets shocking. After being convicted on 127 counts he was sentenced to ten years in jail. Now, normally, when someone receives such a light sentences after being convicted of so many things, we would assume that he flipped on others. In this case, he didn't. In fact, besides Walker, his daughter, and the companies they ran, NO ONE, NO ONE, was charged or convicted of anything. Furthermore, the authorities would have us believe that the proper sentence, without ratting out anyone, for 127 separate convictions is ten years. There are people busted with drugs that are serving more time than that. It seems the corruption that Walker pulled off was nothing compared to the corruption involved in investigating and executing his case.

In fact, we don't need to speculate as to whether or not others were involved in the corruption. One only needed to be in the courtroom on the day that Joyce Harris, the chief prosecution witness, testified. According to a source that was there when she testified, she accused Walker of demanding a quid pro quo. Grady is a public hospital. Walker, who again was one of the most powerful politicians in Georgia, was able to influence just how much money they received. He demanded that the temp company he ran hire up to 50 people per day (if you read the link Grady normally hired a handful per day) in order to receive funds. Harris testified to a lot more than just Walker. She accused Grady CEO Ed Renford, and Tim Jefferson Chief Legal Counsel of Grady, of threatening her safety if she blew the whistle. She accused Robert Brown, President of the board of Trustees of Grady Hospital, of accepting kickbacks and sexual favors. She accused William Casarella, Chief Medical Officer at Grady, of looking the other way. Yet, despite these incendiary accusations and 127 separate convictions of Walker, the powers that be at Grady were never investigated.

In other words, first, the authorities would have us believe that this guy was able to pull off so much criminality that it lead to the conviction on 127 separate counts, and that he pulled all of this off on his own. Furthermore, the authorities would have us believe that a proper sentence for the conviction on 127 separate charges is ten years in prison.

Furthermore, right around the time that Walker's trial was ending, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the Dept. of Health and Human Services issued a report on Grady. Here is the conclusion of the report.

the conditions at your hospital pose an immediate and serious threat to the health and safety of your patients

You think that is shocking. What is really shocking is what happened to all of the players that were not only involved in the corruption of Walker but the conditions that lead to the scathing conclusion of that report.

The only one to lose their job as a result of the Walker scandal was Joyce Harris the one person who tried to stop the corruption. Ed Renford retired with a pension that pays him six figures per year. Tim Jefferson continues in the exact same position. William Casarella was actually promoted within Emory University. Robert Brown did eventually lose his sweetheart position but that was due to a separte scandal.

The reason this is important is because Grady is on the verge of collapse and its collapse threatens the entire medical system in Atlanta and Georgia. As a friend and Atlanta resident recently told me, the people the are the most scared are the other hospitals because Grady treats the patients no one else wants. Now, the legislature is debating whether or not to feed Grady with millions of more dollars. Make no mistake, Grady is in this mess because it is obscenely corrupt, and the exact same people that caused the corruption continue to be in power now. If they are fed more money, that is the ultimate throwing good money after bad.

If people are serious about saving Grady the first thing they need to do is clean house. You cannot save Grady if the same people that put it in this mess are in charge of getting it out. I hope the good people of Georgia will wake up to the obscene levels of corruption that have put this essential hospital on the brink of collapse and that they demand that the resolution is once and for all no longer the same old same old.


Hopefully, I will have Mike and Kevin on next Thursday on my Blog Talk Radio show and discuss the progress or the lack thereof in this tragic happenstance.





Rubber Chicken Award Goes To Bobby Caina Calvan






Like Michelle Malkin informs us, this story has been floating around and TOCB is pleased to spread it about some more.
This story has been making the rounds on the blogosphere the last 24 hours. A Knight-Ridder reporter, Bobby Calvan, blogs his snit fit in Baghdad, where one of our troops dared to ask him for ID–and, gasp, gasp, the soldier didn’t know what Knight-Ridder was. The nerve!!!

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There are other links at MM's place but the entire original post has been saved from obscurity so we can spread it far and wide. Doc Weasel has the entire exchange at this spot right here and it shows how the Lame Stream Media thinks of our troops.

This will be the 1st Rubber Chicken Award from TOCB and I hope I beat my friend Hawk to the draw here.

The RCA goes to one Dweeb Calvan. Congratulations, moron!


Welcome to the Dumb Ass Club!!

The origination of this Rubber Chicken Award may be found at Wake Up America.





Shirley MacLaine and Dennis Kucinich Seen A UFO...

...and they talk to trees.

And Dennis was enlightened in his heart and listened to the voices in his head. Sanitariums are FULL of such people and they live in rubber rooms.
Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich has claimed to have seen a UFO, according to Shirley MacLaine in her new book, "Sage-Ing While Age-Ing."

Kucinich "had a close sighting over my home in Graham, Washington, when I lived there," the actress, a close Kucinich friend, wrote. "Dennis found his encounter extremely moving. The smell of roses drew him out to my balcony where, when he looked up, he saw a gigantic triangular craft, silent, and observing him.

"It hovered, soundless, for 10 minutes or so, and sped away with a speed he couldn't comprehend. He said he felt a connection in his heart and heard directions in his mind."

[...]
WHOA! Lay off the shrooms, man! Don't bogart that joint, either! DAMN!

Read more, if you need a grand belly roll laugh.

Perhaps we should all go see Shirley's spiritual adviser so we can talk to trees also.





Head Whiner Fresca Cesca Has An Emotional Tizzy

What about Bob? LOL!!

You can always tell when the opposition has lost their momentum, their steam, their hopes, their aspirations, their dreams, of a socialist state. They will deny this, naturally. However, the fact remains; they are on their last leg. It is truly a given that the budding Leninist, The Rodham, will be the DNC nominee and more than likely, Obama will be the running mate...perhaps. This remains to be speculation but I will be curious if the alleged Muslim upbringing will allow Obama to be second to a...GASP..."female". Allah forbid.

Being the night owl that I am, I read and surf constantly and watch late night news shows from all over the world...4M channels and nothing on...in case you are too young to remember, there was a song about cable TV and someone wrote a song, 57 Channels and Nothing On. My how things have changed, eh?

Alas! I digress.

From The Lame Rag Huff and Puff, akin to TNR. (Soros is in the mix someplace I am sure.) Listen, if you can, to the words of the Head Whiner at the Huff and Puff. I almost wet myself laughing so hard at the little imp.
As expected, Sunday night's FOX News debate was awesomely ridiculous. After a few minutes, this is all I heard:

GIULIANI: "9/11, 9/11, 9/11, Reagan, Hillary!"
DING DONG!

ROMNEY UNIT: "Hillary, Hillary, Hillary, Beep-boop-beep-beep, Reagan?"
DING DONG!

THOMPSON: (smacks lips) "Reagan, Reagan, Reagan, I'm old and sleepy! 9/11."
DING DONG!
RON PAUL: "When it comes to Iraq I don't---"

AUDIENCE: "BOOOO! Hissss! You make Hannity cry!"
DING DONG!

What struck me as particularly farcical was Senator McCain's post-debate assertion on Hannity & Colmes that America is a "right of center" nation.

[...]

Is that precious, or what? Hey, uh, Bobbie? This is what we hear at the truly insane DNC debates from ALL of the socialist aspirants..."GWB. BLAH BLAH BLAH. GWB. GWB. BLAH. BLAH. GWB, BLAH BLAH, BLAH AND GWB BLAH BLAH BLAH! SO, GWB BLAH BLAH BLAH."

Hello? Bobbie, et al? Just in case you are fretting that GWB will run again, your fellow boobies are barking up the wrong tree...again...as usual. Let us continue with poor Boobie's tirade.
[....]

Republicans try to sneak this one by us quite a bit and, when it's repeated, the full implication is that the United States has always been right of center. It's a lie that fits nicely with the "America was founded as a Judeo-Christian Nation" lie.

[...]

UHOH! The religion card again! I always find it interesting that the slogs on the left NEVER EVER offer up substantiation for their stupidity. Oh. Wait. They don't HAVE any substantiation. Merely repeating the same crap, spewing from the bowels of the hate-filled left is to be taken as, er, uh, GOSPEL in the hoipes that fellow fools believe their garbage.

Note to Boobie: actually READ the Constitution...THE real one and not the one you clowns have rewritten. Trolls. I swear.
[...]

The United States of America is composed of around 300 million mostly good people who are sometimes misguided, destructive, religious, arrogant, ignorant and self-important -- conditioned to consume everything. We're fat, prone to addiction and we love awful things like Steve Doocy and BK Stackers. We're a lot of crazy things, Senator McCain, but America is definitely not "right of center."
[...]
Almost correct there, Boobie. Almost. The government entities in place are definitely not right of center but the VAST majority of the people of America are in fact right of center and THAT is what has your knickers creeping up the crack in your hinder cheeks. Why else have your Kommisars been UNABLE to fulfill campaign promises? Hello? Anybody out there? What, exactly, pray tell, has your vaunted majority accomplished since 11/06? Hmmm? Knock knock! Can you hear the crickets, Boobie?

The Silent Majority woke the hell up, Boobie and we will NOT allow your ilk to continue your trek to national socialism. No, cur...we will NOT stand idly by as generations past have stood idly by. your time has come, peaked and is now ebbing into that vast Abyss of Obscurity. Get used to it.
[...]

Meanwhile, Mike Huckabee (actual Microsoft Word spell check suggestions: chickadee, huskies, hoecake) tried to tell us this week that the signers of the Declaration of Independence were "mostly clergymen." That's another lie -- a corollary to the Judeo-Christian Nation lie. At most, five of the 56 signers of the Declaration were clergymen. And that's a generous accounting.

[...]
I have read that lame Talking Points Memo article, the OTHER socialist proponent rag and they haven't done their homework either. Trying to rewrite our history exposes you, Boobie as just another in a long list of idiots.

Dance for us, Boobie! Dance! This following will be the last entry taken from the pathetic slogs ranting loser tirade. Click the link above for the rest.
[...]

America was founded by men of the Enlightenment: a movement which emphasized reason, rationality, liberalism, anti-authoritarianism and political equality. The founders were revolutionary liberals who believed strongly in secular government. This is nowhere near "right of center" or indicative of a Judeo-Christian Nation.

Many of the founding fathers, especially Thomas Jefferson, while claiming to believe in God, were deists and didn't believe in the resurrection or the divinity of Jesus Christ; they didn't believe in Christ's miracles or the holy trinity. Bill O'Reilly would've poked their eyes out with his pointy fingers.

[...]
My, my, my! Panties in a wad, Boobie? Whose "authority" are you referring to, Boobie? I know several that can tear your little ignorant diatribe to shreds and have forwarded this to them. They might see you as a worthy opponent but I wouldn't hold your breathe on that.

I do believe, Boobie, your ratio is off by quite a bit. Poor thing.

Better pack your baggies, Boobie. I hear that Abyss of Obscurity is getting filled fast.

One day, there is going to be a socialist moron that is actually going to have the moral fortitude to be honest in their presentations. Then again, socialism and moralism are on opposite sides of the spectrum. Disregard that last transmission.





As In The SCHIP Quagmire, No One Wants The DREAM Act Either






No matter the jargon and unhanded under and over tones of the socialists in the United States, no one wants the DREAM Act, either.

The vast majority WANT SCHIP when it is FIXED. It is for CHILDREN and NOT adults. Get over it. There has a been a wealth of articles written and posted everywhere but the bloggers on the right post ALL of the facts and not cherry picked pieces/parts designed to overwhelm the emotionally weak.

IBD has a poll result in regards to the DREAM Act that went down in flames...AGAIN...yesterday. The poll shows an "Across-The-Board Opposition To DREAM Act's Tuition Break.
The so-called DREAM Act, standing for "Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors" and giving children of illegal immigrants a path toward legality, failed a crucial test vote in the Senate Wednesday. Supporters needed 60 votes to advance it, and they got only 52. The measure would have allowed illegal immigrants who plan to attend college or join the military, and who came to the U.S. with their families before they turned 16, to move toward legality. But as the latest IBD/TIPP Poll shows, a provision that would let the immigrants pay in-state tuition is not popular with the public at large.

Please consider this: no matter how large or small the turd is and, no matter what color one paints said turd, the fact remains as follows; a turd is still a turd and no, you cannot pick up a turd by the clean end.


Any questions?

Catch the wave







The Inspiration Behind "Trolls"


Last night, prior to posting "Trolls", I was catching up on my reading from all the sources I subscribe to. One of my favorite radio hosts is Dennis Prager because he refuses to argue, preferring understanding to agreement.

I happen to think along the same lines.

His post at Townhall.com titled "Internet Anonymity is as Destructive as Internet Porn" was the inspiration for "Trolls". Since my trackbacks don't work too well with Townhall.com, I'm pasting his entire article here. It's thought provoking and should give all true, rational adults something to think about before they post "flaming" comments on others' blogs. I know I have tightened up my rules and will no longer tolerate "flaming" in my comments sections on my blog. I won't succumb to the childish nonsense instigators choose to toss out. For more on my rules, go back and read "Trolls".

A word to the wise, however. Should you choose to "flame" me, either on my blog or a blog I contribute to, I will have no compunction showing comment threads in all their glory and exposing your childishness for the world to see, complete with links. I'm simply not going to tolerate it any longer and perhaps, if you are shown to be the child you choose to act as, often enough, you may start to see the light that people are tired of such behavior and may actually choose to act as a rational, reasonable adult.

Here's Mr. Prager's article:

Whenever people lament aspects of the Internet, they are most likely to lament the net's ubiquity of pornography. Only God knows, for example, how many kids, searching for some government information, typed in "whitehouse.com" only to be greeted by pornographic images (happily, the website changed hands in 2004). It is almost impossible to completely avoid such imagery even with filtering programs.


But there is something at least as awful -- and arguably more destructive -- that permeates the Internet: the lies, vitriol, obscenities and ad hominem attacks made by anonymous individuals on almost every website that deals with public issues.


Sexual images and prose for the purpose of sexual titillation are not new. But the ability of anyone in society to debase public discourse is new. Until the Internet, in the public's best known venue for self-expression -- letters to the editor published in newspapers and magazines -- people either expressed themselves in a civilized manner or they were not published. And overwhelmingly, even those letters that were not published were written in a respectful manner because the letter-writers had to reveal their real names and their addresses (though only names and cities were published).


Being identifiable breeds responsibility; anonymity breeds irresponsibility.


That is why people -- even generally decent people -- tend to act so much less morally when in a crowd (the crowd renders them anonymous). That is why people tend to act more decently when they walk around with their names printed on a nametag. That is why people act more rudely when in their cars -- they cannot be identified as they could outside of their car. There is no question but that most people would write very different entries on the Internet if their names were printed alongside their submission.


E-mail provides another example. It is the very rare individual who sends a hate-filled, obscenity-laced e-mail that includes his name. As the recipient of such e-mails, I know firsthand how rarely people identify themselves when sending hate-filled mail. It is so rare, in fact, that I usually respond to hate mail that includes the writer's name just to commend him for attaching his name to something so embarrassing.


The Internet practice of giving everyone the ability to express himself anonymously for millions to read has debased public discourse. Cursing, ad hominem attacks and/or the utter absence of logic characterize a large percentage of many websites' "comments" sections. And because people tend to do what society says it is OK to do, many people, especially younger people, are coming to view such primitive forms of self-expression as acceptable.


Some might argue that anonymity enables people to more freely express their thoughts. But this is not true. Anonymity only enables people to more freely express their feelings. Anonymity values feelings over thought, and immediate expression over thoughtful reflection.


There is not one good reason for any website, left or right, or non-political, to allow people to avoid identifying themselves. Anyone interested in serious political discourse, or in merely lowering the hate levels in our country, should welcome the banning of anonymous postings.


It would be interesting to find out how many websites continue to encourage anonymous postings. Presumably, they would pay some financial price by insisting on posters identifying themselves. I don't know why, and I don't know how big a price that would be, but it is hard to imagine that it is higher than the price society pays when hate, anger and irrationality become the normal way of citizens expressing themselves. And even from the websites' own perspectives this policy is probably self-defeating. I doubt I am alone in reading fewer and fewer comments sections because of the low level of so many of the postings. Just as bad money chases away good money, moronic postings chase away intelligent ones. I have come to the point where I even read fewer comments posted about my own columns.


Websites should insist on listing names and cities of those who post comments, just as newspapers and magazines do.


The irresponsible, the angry, the obscene and the dumb have virtually taken over many Internet dialogues. But there is an easy fix, and websites owe it to society to use it. Just ban anonymous postings.

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Wise words, indeed.

Cross Posted from Miss Beth's by request.

101st Airborne 1st Brigade Combat Team

Our son is not in this Combat Team but, this IS the 101st!

This report comes from Spc. Rick L. Rzepka

[...]

The Alamo is called the Joint Security Station, and it is manned by Soldiers from Bravo Company, 1/327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division and Iraqi policemen. Together they train, conduct joint-patrols and interact with the local citizenry in an effort to purge Suniyah of its villains. The storied "Above the Rest" battalion of the "Screaming Eagles" recently took over operations in the diverse area north of Tikrit, replacing a battalion from the 82nd Airborne Division.

"It's a big area of operations with a lot of differences," said 1st Lt. Mark Herlick, Bravo Company executive officer. Herlick's "Bushmaster" company is assigned to the security station in Suniyah and recently had a chance to meet with some of the town's leaders in a city council meeting. Along with the town's police-chief, several of Suniyah's sheiks met with "Above the Rest" commander Lt. Col. Peter Wilhelm and Bravo Company leaders, to ease the transition between units and to address some of the town's issues.

[...]

"It's a hundred times better than it used to be here," said Staff Sgt. Jeremy Phelps, 303rd Military Police Company. "The last three months have been a big improvement because the IPs aren't afraid to kick in doors and arrest somebody." Herlick says that the end-state of these combined patrols would be handing off the reigns to the Iraqis while coalition forces ride shotgun. "We are trying to work ourselves out of a job and let the IPs do everything," said Herlick. "We're trying to get to a point where we can provide more of a tactical overwatch and advise as they need it," he said. "The people need to see that the system does work." On Oct. 21, the collaboration between the IPs of Suniyah and the "Bushmaster" company of the 101st, was put to the test on what seemed like an ordinary mission.

[...]

"Every mission is a combat mission, even if you're going out to deliver school supplies," said Spurling who considers the mission a success even though the supplies never made it to their destination. "It's about what they need to do," he said. "We're just here to support them." Spurling points to other areas in Iraq, like Tal Afar and the Al Anbar province, where the JSS concept has proven successful. "Living amongst the people and securing them where they sleep is working," he said. As the sun sets slowly on the town of Suniyah, the citizens here can thank an aggressive IP force and their patient partners for the gradual but evident shift from lawlessness to peacefulness.

The above are mere excerpts from the article. Click the link to read the rest. Spread the word. Above The Rest is in town!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Here We Go Again With the Political Posturing Thing Again






OK. First off, we had Baghdad Twit Reid mouthing off that the fires burning in California is due to the global warming myth and then denying he ever said that.

Then we have Box of Quacks Boxer muttering about President Bush sending all the troops to Iraq so there aren't enough National Guard to fight the fires burning in California.

Then there was a lull in the posturing, evidently while the Leftinistra met behind closed doors to come up with some lame plan to further their ineptness and make it even more evident and prove to the American People just how inane they really have become.
[...]

Democrats huddled behind closed doors in the Capitol basement Wednesday for the unveiling of another children’s health bill they believe will win enough votes to override a White House veto.

[...]
That didn't stop the idiot reporters out in California though. Gov Schwarzenegger had to trounce some trolls asking him stupid questions in their very lame attempt to blame GWB for the fires, even though arsonists have been blamed and the "conditions" are "normal" for California this time of the year.
"Anyone that is complaining about the planes just wants to complain, because there's a bunch of nonsense," he said in the broadcast interview. "The fact is that we could have all the planes in the world here -- we have 90 aircraft here and six that we got especially from the federal government -- and they can't fly because of the wind situation."
Enter Pelosi now. Seeing that California DC politicians are scrambling to their home state and rightfully so, Pelosi and her herd of badgers are counting their folks to see if they have enough votes to get the defunct and socialistic SCHIP quagmire passed while some that voted against it are out in CA and won't be present to vote.
[...]

Republican whip Roy Blunt sends an e-mail calling foul on the timing of the vote, to be held while many California House members are home, responding to wildfires. Also take note that the Republicans have not been able to see the new bill:

[...]
Roy Blunt calls foul and now we in The New Media are calling it, well, er, uh, something else. Here is the text of the message from Mitch McConnell...Pelosi gets Blunt Slapped.
House Republican Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) issued the following statement today after House Democrats announced they plan to push through controversial SCHIP legislation tomorrow while a number of members from southern California are back in their districts responding to the wildfires:

“The scope, scale and severity of the fires raging in southern California are of a magnitude few of us have ever seen. What’s important right now is that members from the area be given the chance to return to their districts to aid their constituents in any way they can – whether through casework, disaster relief efforts, or simply lending a hand to a neighbor in need.

“Unfortunately, the speaker announced plans today to hold an important, and contentious, vote on SCHIP while these members are confronting serious issues at home – disenfranchising, in effect, a large segment of the most populous state in the union, and throwing into doubt the integrity of the vote.

“In light of these circumstances, I would urge the speaker to reconsider her strategy and delay the vote on her SCHIP bill until a time when the interests of millions of Americans in southern California can be accurately represented. Maybe in that time Democrats will also actually consider making a copy of the bill available to Republicans.”

Well I'll be! Leave it to the brain dead doltish cads of the internationally embarrassed and ineffective jerks within the Democratic Party leadership (for lack of a better term) to sink lower than whale excrement to use this horrible tragedy for political gain.

Stealing a picture from Protein Wisdom depicting the trolls of the DNC wanna-be leaders(HA!) tells it all.



Is it ANY wonder why we in the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy Media see an all too familiar trait linking the Jihadists to the same antics of the defunct and passe Democratic Party?

[UPDATE]

Investors' Business Daily has a GREAT piece out at 0116 hours EST.
Overheated Rhetoric
By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
California Fires: Sen. Harry Reid blames global warming. Sen. Barbara Boxer says they're President Bush's fault. Rather than participate in a civilized discussion, the Democrats' first impulse is to play politics. READ MORE


I am sure there will more to follow as soon as America wakes up.

Catch the wave





Brain Dead Moronic Frog Turd Suckers

OK. The title of this post doesn't render true justice as to how I really feel about the the fraud preacher known by Pastor Fred Phelps of the alleged Westboro Baptist Church. Fred Phelps is a pastor of a church but it certainly is NOT a "Godly" congregation. I wouldn't be surprised if they sacrificed chickens and drank the blood of dead chickens. Hell...I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't kill the chickens first.

This group of hedonistic fools and foul birds besmirch the very name of Jesus Christ. This jerk needs to have some Prairie Justice rendered and ITS congregation placed in stockades, beaten within an inch of their lives and then soaked in a concoction of wine vinegar, sulfur and salt. Then, the pain should begin and rendered by the families of slain and wounded heroes.

Caning would be a good start...beginning with the soles of their feet.

Cat-o-nine tails would be next...applied ever so forcefully upon the fleshy parts of their backsides. EMTs would be present to revive them. Death is too good for them. Listening to the squealing would be music to my ears.

Why am I rambling so? Because of the suffering they inflict on others. They are on the OPPOSITE spectrum of other anti-American groups such as Code Pepto Dismal and the idiots of non-ANSWER.

I could pretend I was a Democrat and blame someone else for my rant...say, Michelle Malkin, for posting a link to this article here. But, seeing that I am not a cowardly imp, I will accept responsibility for my own rant, thank you very much.
The father of a Marine killed in Iraq took the stand today in his invasion of privacy suit against a fundamentalist church that pickets soldiers' funerals, saying protesters carrying signs at his son's burial made him sick to his stomach.

Albert Snyder said he had hoped for a private funeral for his son, Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder.

"They turned this funeral into a media circus and they wanted to hurt my family," Snyder testified. "They wanted their message heard and they didn't care who they stepped over. My son should have been buried with dignity, not with a bunch of clowns outside."

[...] (read the rest on your own)

Pathetic. Simply pathetic.

The family has brought suit to this blatantly demented group claiming they are "christians". More power to them and if you would like to help, go to their web site and make arrangements to render any kind of aid you can.

God above forbid our son gives his life in the service of this country...and if that happens, God above help these people if they dare show up. Death and dying is not new to me. I am wondering if they would be willing to die for their cause.

This is the demented group's Hate website. They are even thanking their god for the California fires. This is their entry page.

I would prefer a Code Jerk group than these demented and worthless heathens. They are a cult, similar to Islam.

These idiots, like Code Pink and other groups, need to be silenced once and for all.

Period.

Dot.

Comm.





Why Is America Doomed?

I received the following email from Amil Imani. It links to an extremely vital post on his web site.

I urge and exhort you to click the link, read the article, and pass this information on to everyone you can influence.

The survival of Western Civilization is at stake. Preserving it us up to you, nobody else will do it. Consider the fate of your children and grand children. Do you want them to enjoy the same liberty and prosperity you have been privileged to enjoy, or do you want them to suffer the bonds of slavery?

If we do not push political correctness aside and clearly identify the enemy which seeks our destruction, we will surely be vanquished and subjugated. The hour is late, the fight is long. Take up your weapon, which is truth, and strike hard!!

Why Is America Doomed?

By: Amil Imani

Because we are our own worst enemy. Because it is going to take more than 9/11 to wake us up. Because our politicians don’t have the stomach to tell the truth. Because we have lost our will to call a spade a spade. Because we are ignoring the most important element of intelligence — understanding the mindset and dedication of our enemies — and because being politically correct has become our norm.

America is doomed to failure in this war of ideology, an ideology that would turn a loving mother into a “launching pad of death.” We are doomed unless we stand up and identify the real enemy: Islam itself.

History has shown time and again that you can kick the truth, bend the truth, gag the truth, hide the truth, but you can never kill the truth. Truth has a bad habit of hanging around until everyone can see it.

http://www.amilimani.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=80&Itemid=2O

The Beauchump Saga Comes To A Filthy End






Short and sweet...TNR is completely and totally disgraced. Unless, naturally, you are a proponent of distortions, Hate America and Blame America First dweebs.

Ed Morrissey discussed this at great length on his Blog Talk Radio program today. Just go to his web site and click the BTR button.
TNR made it clear that they felt they could not respond because the Army had hindered their access to Beauchamp. That's a lie, and one perpetrated by Foer and the senior TNR management themselves. They had access to Beauchamp and knew he could talk to the media -- and instructed him not to do so. They then stonewalled to make it look as though the Army was holding Beauchamp incommuncado.

They have lost the last shred of journalistic integrity they could claim. Until August 10th, they could make a claim that they had been victimized by a fabulist. This transcript shows that they participated willingly in the cover-up.

[...]

For a comprehensive listing of the TNR quagmire...self-induced...go here.

Phony reporting is what TNR is best at.

Michelle Malkin has an entire litany of the phony TNR quagmire, self-induced.

Catch the wave





The DREAM Act: Back Door To Shamnesty Fails...AGAIN!

In a vote for cloture that I watched just a short time ago, the measure failed 52 to 44. The measure to rape the American CITIZENS has failed and we are better off for it.

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 110th Congress - 1st Session

as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate

Vote Summary
Question: On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S. 2205 )
Vote Number: 394 Vote Date: October 24, 2007, 12:27 PM
Required For Majority: 3/5 Vote Result: Cloture Motion Rejected
Measure Number: S. 2205
Measure Title: A bill to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children, and for other purposes.
Vote Counts:YEAs52

NAYs44

Not Voting4
Vote SummaryBy Senator NameBy Vote PositionBy Home State
Alphabetical by Senator Name
Akaka (D-HI), Yea
Alexander (R-TN), Nay
Allard (R-CO), Nay
Barrasso (R-WY), Nay
Baucus (D-MT), Nay
Bayh (D-IN), Yea
Bennett (R-UT), Yea
Biden (D-DE), Yea
Bingaman (D-NM), Yea
Bond (R-MO), Nay
Boxer (D-CA), Not Voting
Brown (D-OH), Yea
Brownback (R-KS), Yea
Bunning (R-KY), Nay
Burr (R-NC), Nay
Byrd (D-WV), Nay
Cantwell (D-WA), Yea
Cardin (D-MD), Yea
Carper (D-DE), Yea
Casey (D-PA), Yea
Chambliss (R-GA), Nay
Clinton (D-NY), Yea
Coburn (R-OK), Nay
Cochran (R-MS), Nay
Coleman (R-MN), Yea
Collins (R-ME), Yea
Conrad (D-ND), Nay
Corker (R-TN), Nay
Cornyn (R-TX), Nay
Craig (R-ID), Yea
Crapo (R-ID), Nay
DeMint (R-SC), Nay
Dodd (D-CT), Not Voting
Dole (R-NC), Nay
Domenici (R-NM), Nay
Dorgan (D-ND), Nay
Durbin (D-IL), Yea
Ensign (R-NV), Nay
Enzi (R-WY), Nay
Feingold (D-WI), Yea
Feinstein (D-CA), Yea
Graham (R-SC), Nay
Grassley (R-IA), Nay
Gregg (R-NH), Nay
Hagel (R-NE), Yea
Harkin (D-IA), Yea
Hatch (R-UT), Yea
Hutchison (R-TX), Yea
Inhofe (R-OK), Nay
Inouye (D-HI), Yea
Isakson (R-GA), Nay
Johnson (D-SD), Yea
Kennedy (D-MA), Not Voting
Kerry (D-MA), Yea
Klobuchar (D-MN), Yea
Kohl (D-WI), Yea
Kyl (R-AZ), Nay
Landrieu (D-LA), Nay
Lautenberg (D-NJ), Yea
Leahy (D-VT), Yea
Levin (D-MI), Yea
Lieberman (ID-CT), Yea
Lincoln (D-AR), Yea
Lott (R-MS), Yea
Lugar (R-IN), Yea
Martinez (R-FL), Yea
McCain (R-AZ), Not Voting
McCaskill (D-MO), Nay
McConnell (R-KY), Nay
Menendez (D-NJ), Yea
Mikulski (D-MD), Yea
Murkowski (R-AK), Nay
Murray (D-WA), Yea
Nelson (D-FL), Yea
Nelson (D-NE), Yea
Obama (D-IL), Yea
Pryor (D-AR), Nay
Reed (D-RI), Yea
Reid (D-NV), Yea
Roberts (R-KS), Nay
Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea
Salazar (D-CO), Yea
Sanders (I-VT), Yea
Schumer (D-NY), Yea
Sessions (R-AL), Nay
Shelby (R-AL), Nay
Smith (R-OR), Nay
Snowe (R-ME), Yea
Specter (R-PA), Nay
Stabenow (D-MI), Yea
Stevens (R-AK), Nay
Sununu (R-NH), Nay
Tester (D-MT), Nay
Thune (R-SD), Nay
Vitter (R-LA), Nay
Voinovich (R-OH), Nay
Warner (R-VA), Nay
Webb (D-VA), Yea
Whitehouse (D-RI), Yea
Wyden (D-OR), Yea


From Fred08:

Coyotes are the men who prey on illegal aliens, helping illegal immigrants return to the U.S. over our southern border, sometimes after these immigrants have been deported, two, even three or more times. Apparently our Democratic friends in Congress have learned a thing or two from the “coyotes,” because just when we’d thought we’d sent the illegal-immigrant amnesty bill packing (at least for this year), Congress has ignored the public’s wishes and is trying to sneak what amounts to another amnesty bill through.

After several false starts Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) continues to push the DREAM Act. What is the DREAM Act? A nightmare.

The act would allow any illegal immigrant who entered the country before the age of 16 to receive conditional residency, which could then be converted to a non-conditional residency. These illegal immigrants can apply for this form of amnesty so long as they are under 30 and they weren’t older than 16 when they came to the country. And, of course, there is no way of proving when they illegally entered our country. After all, they are undocumented. Aliens would qualify even if they received and ignored a removal order if that order was received before they were 16.

Essentially, the DREAM Act puts some illegal aliens in a better position for residency than legal aliens who have played by the rules.

In addition to this stealth amnesty, the DREAM Act, would repeal a portion of the 1996 federal immigration law that prohibits any state from offering in-state college tuition rates to illegal aliens unless the state also offers in-state tuition to all U.S. citizens. Thus, if the DREAM Act passes, any state could offer such a break to qualifying illegal aliens.

At a time when hard working Americans are being asked to foot the bill for costlier college educations, we shouldn’t be offering special deals to people here illegally. We need fewer, not more, incentives for illegal aliens to come to this country.

Given the widespread public uprising over the comprehensive immigration reform bill, you’d think the Senate had learned its lesson. Apparently not. Instead of focusing on legislation the American people clearly want nothing to do with, Senate Democrats are planning to bring the DREAM Act up for a vote today. Instead, they should focus on doing the work of the people, and pass the appropriations bills that have been awaiting their attention for months now.

[UPDATE: Sean here. The DREAM Act failed to get the 60 votes needed to invoke cloture.]

From The Heritage Foundation:

Just three months after the Senate immigration bill met its well-deserved end, amnesty advocates in the U.S. Congress resumed their efforts. Recently, Senator Richard Durbin (D–IL) announced on the Senate floor his intention to offer the Development, Relief, and Edu­cation for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act as an amend­ment to the defense authorization bill.

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Read the rest at The Heritage Foundation to learn everything you need to know about this back door to Shamnesty.

I have, as of this posting, 73 pieces discussing the illegal immigration issue and therein, one will find the evidence of the Leftinistra trying to buy votes for their failing party. That is what this Shamnesty garbage is all about...a new voter base.

Entire generations of voter base for ALL parties have been murdered in the wombs of our women and America has lost MILLIONS of potential voters, murdered at the hands of the Democratic Party.

Is it any wonder why they are this desperate to buy a new base?

Michelle Malkin live blogging can be found here and the results can be found here.

Update 12:52pm Eastern. Breathe a small sigh of relief. Shamnesty is defeated again. The DREAM Act has been beat back. The vote was 52-44, falling short of the 3/5 threshhold.

You know how the open-borders lobby works, though.

They’ll be back.

No rest.

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Wake Up America's take can be found here.

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Cloture fails in a vote of 52-44, roll call found here.

Our representatives heard us when we told them no amnesty to illegal aliens.

We spoke on this and provided the numbers here and here, in the last couple of days and everyone that fought so hard against the DREAM Act being rammed through the Senate is owed a huge thank you for taking action.

Related article from Fred File shows how the DREAM Act would have been a nightmare.

Before proponents of the DREAM Act start spouting off, learn a little about what the DREAM Act would have done.

This will undoubtedly come up again, but for now... GOOD JOB everyone and thank you again.

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AMEN! America's citizens have won another war waged on their sovereignty.