Wednesday, March 21, 2012
I would like to take a minute to explain some of the points of confusion for those who wish to interpret my picture.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
By Joshua Rhett Miller An American flag with President Obama's image in place of the stars flew over a Florida county's Democrat headquarters long enough to enrage local veterans who called the altered banner "a disgrace."
Horrified with the way the US government uses the Patriot Act against its own people, two senators have been trying to make these practices public for years. Tired of being ignored, they’re now taking their fight against secret programs to public. Two US senators wrote the attorney general of the United States this week, urging the federal government to give the American public evidence explaining how the Patriot Act has been interpreted since signed into law in 2001. In a joint letter to Attorney General Eric Holder sent Thursday, Senators Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and Mark Udall (D-Colorado) plead with the government to provide the American people with the facts behind what the Patriot Act can let America’s top investigators do. The lawmakers, who have rallied for disclosure of these details for more than two years, say citizens would be “stunned” to learn what the government believes it can get away with under the law. The controversial USA Patriot Act was hastily signed into legislation after the September 11 al-Qaeda attacks under the guise of a being a necessity for preventing future terrorist efforts, but for over a decade since the law has become notorious for its ability to stick federal eyes into seemingly every aspect of the American public in the name of counterterrorism. Although the government has gone on the record to downplay the constitutionally-damning powers they are granted under the law, Senators Wyden and Udall say it is time that the feds fulfill the demands of millions of concerned Americans and discuss in detail what they can do under the act — and what they’ve already done. Wydell and Udall are specifically calling on Holder to provide information about how the government has interpreted Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which grants government officials with certain clearance to obtain “tangible things” deemed “relevant” to issues of terrorism. While that much is clear, write the senators, how the government goes about abiding by it “has been the subject of secret legal interpretations,” which they add “are contained in classified opinions” that are not made available to much of Congress, let alone members of the general public. “We believe most Americans would be stunned to learn the details of how these secret court opinions have interpreted Section 215,” add the senators. “As we see it, there is now a significant gap between what most Americans think the law allows and what the government secretly claims the law allows. This is a problem, because it is impossible to have an informed public debate about what the law should say when they public doesn’t know what its government thinks the law says.” More at EndtheLie.com - http://EndtheLie.com/2012/03/16/senators-terrified-with-abuse-of-patriot-acts-secret-laws/#ixzz1pOI5aA5j
Friday, March 16, 2012
Other than looking like the world's biggest fool, this is what your latest apology to Muslims brings from our enemies.
The alleged attack on Afghans by an American soldier in Kandahar, where 91 soldiers have been murdered last year alone, is already receiving the full outrage treatment. Any outrage over the deaths of those 91 soldiers in the province will be completely absent. There will be no mention of how many of them died because the Obama Administration decided that the lives of Afghan civilians counted for more than the lives of soldiers. No talk of what it is like to walk past houses with gunmen dressed in civilian clothing inside and if you are fired at from those houses, your orders are to retreat. Air strikes are for days gone by. The American soldier in the ISAF is expected to patrol and retreat, to smile and reach out to Afghans while they shoot him in the back. After risking his life to hold back the Taliban, he is expected to take it calmly when his government announces that it is trying to cut a deal with the Taliban. As he waits out the final months until withdrawal, seeing his friends lose their limbs and their lives, knowing that the enemy has won, that he has been betrayed and is being kept senselessly on the front line for no objective except the diplomatic position of a government that hates him, that is taking away his health care, his equipment and his job; how does he feel? The Panjwai district, where the shootings happened, is the cradle of the Taliban. Smiling civilians plant IED's and children serve as lookouts. Obama's Surge pushed hard into Panjwai and the Taliban pushed back. American soldiers were caught in the middle, dying for a handful of dusty towns where the inhabitants took their presents and shook hands with them, and then shot at them from cover. The Montreal Gazette tells us that Belanday, one of the villages where the shootings took place, was a model village. What it omits is that Belanday was a key Taliban base, the houses were used for IED factories and it served as a transit route on the way to Kandahar City. The model village concept was supposed to change all that, but it didn't change the sympathies of the local population. All of that doesn't matter though. The feelings of the men and women sent into the heart of the beast don't matter. Only the eternally tender sensibilities of Muslims do. When Muslims kill us because we disposed of Korans that they marked up, we are at fault. When we kill them we are also at fault. This is the modern Catch 22 of the military which requires officers who have only one skill, sensitivity to Muslim feelings, and soldiers who die to keep the peace among their killers. The life of an American soldier is worth less than a Muslim's feelings. Under Islamic Sharia law, the blood price for a non-Muslim was only a third that of a Muslim. At Islam's homicidal Wal-Mart, you could kill three Christians for the price of a Muslim. And we have cut prices even further by placing the feelings of a Muslim above the life of a non-Muslim. When American soldiers die to protect Muslim feelings, denied air support and the right to defend themselves so as not to outrage the IED planting populace, there is no outrage from the mass media organs of outrage who take the liberal bumper sticker about always being outraged by their attention deficit disorder to heart. But when Muslims die, then the outrage machine grinds to life and begins making blood sausage out of any members of the military unfortunately enough to caught in the crossfire between CNN, CBS and FOX. This is yet another opportunity for the Apologizer-in-Chief to apologize. By the time American soldiers leave hellholes like Kandahar behind, he may have racked up nearly as many apologies as the bodies of American sons and daughters, not to their parents naturally, but to the parents of their killers.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
----From BareNakedIslam-----http://barenakedislam.com/2012/03/14/still-wondering-how-millions-of-jews-ended-up-in-death-camps/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=still-wondering-how-millions-of-jews-ended-up-in-death-camps University of North Carolina’s Hillel (Jewish Student Organization) sides with Muslims in rejecting renowned Jewish speaker and author David Horowitz for what they call his “vilification of Muslims” – even though they are unable to present a shred of evidence that contradicts what Horowitz says about Muslims. (As a politically conservative Jew, I am often asked why so many Jews are leftsts, who regularly side with their sworn enemies, including commies, Israel-hating leftists, and worst of all, Muslims, the historical and present-day avowed enemy of the Jews. Well, here is an example of liberal Jews, demonstrating why they are their own worst enemies:)
--the 1985 warning delivered by Soviet defector Yuri Bezmenov -- "Ideological subversion is the process, which is legitimate, overt, and open; you can see it with your own eyes. All you have to do, all American mass media has to do, is to unplug their bananas from their ears, open up their eyes, and they can see it. There is no mystery. [It has] nothing to do with espionage. I know that espionage intelligence-gathering looks more romantic. It sells more deodorants through the advertising, probably. That’s why your Hollywood producers are so crazy about James Bond-type of thrillers.
"Lenin would recognize in value of Holder’s sophistical distinction between “due process” and “judicial process” an effort to abolish any remaining legal limits on the lethal power of the State, as incarnated in the Dear Leader. He would admire the audacity displayed by the Obama administration (as well as its predecessor) in asserting the unlimited power of the executive to kill, torture, and imprison people at whim. He would covet the instruments of mass annihilation wielded by the executive branch, and its equally destructive apparatus of mass indoctrination. And he might even spare a moment of incredulous pity for a population that is ruled by such a system while clinging to the illusion of freedom." http://freedominourtime.blogspot.com/
Monday, March 12, 2012
LR: As a dentist, what led you to decide to run for Congress? KEADLE: I have seen over 20,000 patients in the last 22 years as a dentist in Rowan County, and I see people from every walk of life. I have yet to meet one person who doesn’t think our country is on the verge of going over a cliff, with the clowns inWashington leading the way. I want my two daughters to have the same chance at the American Dream that I had, and to have the same opportunity to be financially secure and to live in a free society. LR: Talk to us a bit about socialized medicine. How bad is Obamacare, particularly from the perspective of a medical professional? KEADLE: I have a unique perspective on Obamacare, in that I see it as a healthcare professional who sees what it does to patients, as a small business owner who sees what it does to the economy, and as a consumer who purchases healthcare for a family of four. On every level, it represents a direct challenge to free markets, and to freedom. In addition, it is also a very bad idea from an economic perspective. Government healthcare has never worked anywhere it has been tried. I often joke that, “If the United States turns to socialized medicine, where will sick Canadians go to get cured?” The Nanny-State LR: We're not very fond of the nanny-state at LR. For example, we favor immediate repeal of seat belt laws. Big government advocates always like to saythat "other people have to pay for it, when someone gets injured to not wearing a seat belt or a motor-cyclist not wearing a helmet. How do you feel about that? Would you favor a libertarian approach whereby drivers sign a waiver from taxpayers funding one's medical bills? KEADLE: I’m not fond of the nanny-state either. I don’t think driving without a seatbelt is generally a good idea, but I also don’t think it is any of the government’s business. It is, of course, the legitimate business of insurance company customers and stockholders, and unfortunately the government has gotten their claws so deeply imbedded in that industry (and every other one) that many voters, taxpayers, and politicians now think that one bad foray into the private sector deserves another. This is what happens when legitimate government becomes “helpful” government (translated: “big, un-Constitutional, illegal government”). Opposing Radical Islam LR: We pro-defense libertarians feel that Ron Paulists don't take the threat of Radical Islam seriously enough. What is your view? Even though your running for federal office, in general are favorably inclined towards efforts to ban Sharia law in state legislatures, such as Florida, and Pennsylvania? KEADLE: The political threat posed by jihadists is certainly serious, particularly to the stability of the important oil producing regions in the Middle East. Many governments that were formerly cooperative with the United States and our allies now have substantial jihadist and/or Iranian influence, and this has created, among other things, higher gasoline prices here at home along with the continued threat of regional armed conflict in the Middle East. A more robust “any and all” domestic energy policy would greatly mitigate the military and political pressure that these groups are able to impose on our nation. From a domestic perspective, I certainly agree that “Sharia law” is not consistent with the law of any of the several United States, or with the United StatesConstitution. LR: What are views in general on military preparedness, defense and national security? Are you concerned about the Iranian nuclear situation? KEADLE: In general I believe that our military should maintain a constant state of superiority and the ability to defend the United States from any external threat in any theater where we have vital interests. This includes our domestic territory and our ability to maintain trade routes and a supply of raw materials and energy for our economy. A nuclear armed Iran is unacceptable, and I would support any steps the President found necessary to prevent the Iranian regime from acquiring a nuclear capability. Taxes and Budget Cuts LR: We're not big fans of PBS, NPR and the Ad Council at LR. Would you commit to supporting legislation that would zero out the budgets of these three entities? KEADLE: I would take great pleasure in zeroing out the budgets of those three entities, just for starters. I could add quite a bit to that list. LR: What do you see as your first priority if you were to be elected, on the budget and taxes front? Would you be supportive of a low flat tax? Corporate tax cuts? KEADLE: My first priority would be to bring our fiscal house in order. We need a Balanced Budget Amendment and a Taxpayer Protection Amendment to the Constitution. I would further work to reform the obstructive regulatory regime, bring about fundamental reform to the tax system, and encourage domestic energy production. I would work to bring about Constitutional term limits for members of Congress to help bring the politicians’ interests more in line with Americans’ interests. I would support any tax regime that was fairer, flatter, simpler, more inclusive, and that rewarded hard work, savings, and investment. In the absence of wholesale reform, I would support any measures designed to do any of the above things on the list, including cutting the corporate tax rate. LR: Finally, have you had any dealings with libertarians there in North Carolina? Would you describe yourself as "libertarian-leaning"? KEADLE: I am an independent thinker who believes that the Constitution (which limits government and secures freedom) should be followed precisely by the government. I try to avoid simple labels, so I will let other people become familiar with my policy statements and judge for themselves. Scott Keadle for Congress Keadle.com
by TL in Exile..... The truth is never true. There are too many perspectives, too many definitions and too many diviners of truth for it to matter. A leftist truth is too harsh and unyielding to their enemies and so it is with the right. There is something between capitalist greed and socialist utopia. Tom Baugh recently issued a quiz, which most Constitutionalists, as I claim to be, would find initially erroneous on a couple of points, but the overall truth of it is valid. Our republic was founded upon certain documents that no president has followed, not even the revered George Washington, but their initial instincts were not wrong because they, when in power, proved their own thesis. Government itself, every one of them, is the evil to be quelled. That doesn't make me anti-government, it makes me a realist about government. Governments attract people willing to dictate rules to others. Those vile usurpers and despots are no different from the average person given too much power. They are in fact magnets to people who are otherwise defective, but with the power of the office they are cured and even righteous in their own minds. It is the nature of government itself to destroy the individual humanity. Every bureaucracy proves this. It is a shield for petty people to hind behind policy, it is what causes that daily dose of incomprehensible actions of social workers, principals and police officers. It's out of their hands, you see, it's policy. ................http://tlinexile.blogspot.com/2012/03/truth-is-not-true.html
Productive people everywhere understand that their lives are being wrung of every drop of value, but it is hard to put your finger on why and how. Or more importantly, what to do about it. Yet, even though there are so few of us, we still hold all the cards. You just have to know how to play them. You can order Tom Baugh's book here;http://www.shop.starvemonkeypress.com/Starving-the-Monkeys-Fight-Back-Smarter-ISBN9780982543108.htm We've seen elections come and go, and yet things seem to always get worse and worse no matter who gets elected. And no matter how much you talk yourself blue in the face, or wear your fingers to the bone online, too few people seem to "get it". A lot of what you hear in the media, even from your favorite pundits, still seems to miss the mark somehow. How can this be? You may be one of the unlucky ones who have had everything you've ever work for destroyed. And yet there are many people around you who don't seem to notice anything is wrong at all. We keep hoping those people will eventually wake up, but they never do. Not even the intrusive policies of the TSA seem to make much of an impact on most people. As horrifying and unpleasant as this may be to you, most people seem to just simply accept the accelerating encroachment of their liberties. While you get madder and madder, and more and more exhausted. There is a simple reason why so few people seem to care, and yet this simple reason eludes people like us, who thrive on creating value in the world. We're so busy working to improve things, we just can't see the world through their eyes. The reason is that to all those people, you are the enemy. It doesn't matter whether you've ever threatened anyone, the simple fact that you think for yourself, and are bold enough to believe that you have rights and value as an individual, is downright terrifying to most people. And those people will take any amount of government abuse necessary, as long as bad people like you are rounded up in the process. http://www.starvingthemonkeys.com/
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Sultan Knish: What does a Koran cost? You can get a full color one for the Kindle for only 99 cents, just don’t expect it to feature any pictures of old Mo. If you want to go deluxe, you can get a hardcover edition that runs three different translations side by side for around 40 bucks. But if you want to be more practical about it, the price of a Koran is the lives of six American soldiers. That butcher’s bill doesn’t count the soldiers who burned the Korans, who despite following procedure will be penalized on orders of the White House which thinks that punishing American soldiers will somehow satisfy the Koran fueled bloodlust of men who aren’t satisfied with their corpses. The nature of the marketplace of human affairs is that a thing is worth what we will pay for it. Once upon a time Americans decided to pay any price for freedom. The price was high, but they got what they paid for… at least for a season or two. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were works of freedom written in blood. They made a free nation possible because that nation was willing to pay the price for them. Muslims are equally willing to pay the price in blood for slavery, their own slavery and ours, for a book of slavery, written by an owner and abuser of slaves, who created a religion of slaves, where the optimal position was to stand on as many people as possible while reaching for heaven. http://vladtepesblog.com/?p=45309
I am registered to vote as an Independent. That means I am free to choose a elected official based on the content of their character and their support of the Constitution of this country. If I choose to vote for someone who lacks moral character and does not care about the Constitution that would make me a co-conspirator in the undermining of the United States of America. Most people of normal mental firmness would call that treason. Today the overwhelming evidence shows that many of our elected officials do indeed lack moral character and detest the Constitution as merely an obstacle in advancing their personal agendas. That means they and all the people who vote for them are implicated in treason. Likewise the ones who sit on the sidelines and never voice their opinion publicly for fear of recrimination from family, friends, media or even the government itself, are tacitly treasonous. Even though he helped usher in the age of the so-called Progressive Movement I still give Theodore Roosevelt credit for recognizing that, in a real life, you do have to take a side and for saying it best; "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." Maybe because, I have been raised to believe in the principles of the Declaration of Independence and the the US Constitution I have always felt our way of life would somehow survive any internal or external assault, whether it be hostile nations, mother nature or treason by our own citizens. Maybe because, my entire adult life,I have trained and worked as a lifesaver and a lifetaker, thats correct my government had a hand in training me to kill as well as save lives, I have always known that we all die eventually. Definitely because, of these two things, I cannot be anyone else but who I am. So this is my personal Declaration of Independence and Pledge of Allegiance to, my religion, my family, my community, my state and my country, in that order. If am to die during these tumultuous times, it is God's will and I intend to deserve it. "God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. ... And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure." - Thomas Jefferson
Holder says secret executive branch reviews of evidence for ‘targeted killings’ count as due process
Attorney General Eric Holder has become such a farcical character with the Fast and Furious scandal (which he has been busted lying to Congress about), his attempt at debating the definition of lying with Representative James Sensenbrenner, and now his claim that the executive branch’s secret review process of the evidence against alleged terrorists counts as due process.