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The Movement Conservatives Will Rock You Obama!

Posted on August 30, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Climate, Comedy, Economics, Immigration, Life, Links, Music, People, Politics, Video |

 

 

We Will Rock You

Buddy youre a boy make a big noise
Playin in the street gonna be a big man some day
You got mud on yo face
You big disgrace
Kickin your can all over the place

We will we will rock you
We will we will rock you

Buddy youre a young man hard man
Shoutin in the street gonna take on the world some day
You got blood on yo face
You big disgrace
Wavin your banner all over the place

We will we will rock you
We will we will rock you

Buddy youre an old man poor man
Pleadin with your eyes gonna make you some peace some day

You got mud on your face
You big disgrace
Somebody better put you back in your place

We will we will rock you
We will we will rock you

 

 

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Queen-We Will Rock You

 

Another one bites the dust Queen

 

Queen – We Are The Champions (Live At Wembley 86)


 

Queen (band)

Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, lead vocalist Freddie Mercury, and drummer Roger Taylor. Bass guitarist John Deacon joined the following year, completing the band as it would remain until Mercury’s death on November 24, 1991. It is uncertain how many albums the band has sold, but estimations range from 130 million to over 300 million albums worldwide.[1][2]

The band is noted for their musical diversity, multi-layered arrangements, vocal harmonies, and incorporation of audience participation into their live performances.[3] Their 1985 Live Aid performance was voted the best live rock performance of all time in an industry poll.[4] …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_(band)

 

Palin for America: A true conservative: “She knows when to stand up and doesn’t let anyone tell her to sit down”

By Michelle Malkin   

“…Catch the fever.

I’m starting a new thread and kicking off discussion with this YouTube ad from Palin supporters. ..”

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/08/29/palin-for-america-a-true-conservative/

 

 

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Slugger McCain Hits a Grand Slam Homerun: Selects Alaskian Governor Sarah Palin as Vice-President Running Mate!

Posted on August 29, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Climate, Economics, Immigration, Life, Links, People, Politics, Quotations, Raves, Religion, Resources, Taxes, Video, War |

 

Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin

 

Sarah Palin for Vice President – 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkRjBFneUAU&feature=related

 

Vice President Sarah Palin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_vaH2BjVeA&NR=1

 

John McCain Names Sarah Palin As His Running Mate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDNmPcVHao0

 

Sarah Heath Palin (née Sarah Louise Heath, born February 11, 1964 in Sandpoint, Idaho) is the current Governor of Alaska. She is the youngest governor in Alaskan history (42 years old upon taking office), as well as the first woman to hold the office in the state. In addition to being Alaska’s first female governor, and its youngest, Palin is also the first who was born after Alaska achieved statehood. She is also the first Alaska governor not to be inaugurated in Juneau, instead choosing to hold her inauguration ceremony in Fairbanks. She took office on December 4, 2006. Her Lieutenant Governor is Sean Parnell. Palin is the former mayor of Wasilla, Alaska. As Governor, she has maintained uncommonly high approval ratings throughout her tenure. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Palin

Congratulations to Senator McCain for an outstanding selection of Governor Palin as your Vice-Presidential running mate.

The movement conservatives will now vote and support the Republican Party 2008 Presidential ticket. 

Hit back to back grand slam homeruns my naming part of your future leadership team and uniting the party.

Suggest you announce at the convention that you will appoint former Governor Mitt Romney as your Treasury Secretary, former Governor Huckabee as Secretary of Education, Congressman Ducan Hunter as Secretary of Homeland Security and Congressman Ron Paul as your Director of Management and Budget.

Such an announcement would completely unite the Republican Party behind your candidacy.

Conservatives and libertarians salute you and Governor Palin.

Congratulations again and Happy Birthday.

 

McCain-Palin Rally in Dayton, Ohio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKByFPy7-RU 

 

Background Articles and Videos

 

Grand slam (baseball)

“In the sport of baseball, a grand slam (or just slam for short) is a home run hit with all the bases occupied by baserunners, thereby scoring 4 runs – the most possible on a single play. According to The Dickson Baseball Dictionary, the term originated in the card game of contract bridge, in which a “grand slam” involves taking all the possible tricks. The word “slam”, by itself, is usually connected with a loud sound, particularly of a door being closed with excess force; thus, “slamming the door” on one’s opponent(s). The term was extended to various sports, such as golf and tennis, for winning all the major tournaments. It is even used in restaurants, for example a “grand slam breakfast” consisting of samplings of all the most common dishes. Word-playing sportscasters have also coined the popular (and etymologically unrelated) variation, “grand salami”.

Lou Gehrig hit 23 career grand slam home runs, the most by any player in Major League Baseball history. Don Mattingly set the single-season record with 6 grand slams in 1987 – remarkably, the only 6 of his entire 14-year career; Travis Hafner tied the single-season record in 2006. Roger Connor is believed to have been the first major league player to hit a grand slam, on September 10, 1881 for the Troy Trojans, although Charlie Gould hit one for the Boston Red Stockings in the National Association on September 5, 1871[1] (the National Association is not recognized by Major League Baseball as a major league). …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_slam_(baseball)

 

What Palin does for McCain, and to Obama

“…First, though, let’s assess the risk.  Palin has served less than two years as Governor of Alaska, which tends to eat into the experience message on which McCain has relied thus far.  At 44, she’s younger than Barack Obama by three years.  She has served as a mayor and as the Ethics Commissioner on the state board regulating oil and natural gas, for a total of eight years political experience before her election as governor.  That’s also less than Obama has, with seven years in the Illinois legislature and three in the US Senate.

However, the nature of the experience couldn’t be more different.  Palin spent her entire political career crusading against the political machine that rules Alaska — which exists in her own Republican party.  She blew the whistle on the state GOP chair, who had abused his power on the same commission to conduct party business.  Obama, in contrast, talked a great deal about reform in Chicago but never challenged the party machine, preferring to take an easy ride as a protegé of Richard Daley instead.

Palin has no formal foreign-policy experience, which puts her at a disadvantage to Joe Biden.  However, in nineteen months as governor, she certainly has had more practical experience in diplomacy than Biden or Obama have ever seen.  She runs the only American state bordered only by two foreign countries, one of which has increasingly grown hostile to the US again, Russia.

And let’s face it — Team Obama can hardly attack Palin for a lack of foreign-policy experience.  Obama has none at all, and neither Obama or Biden have any executive experience.  Palin has almost over seven years of executive experience. …”

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/08/29/what-palin-does-for-mccain-and-to-obama/

 

The ticket: McCain-Palin

“…Noting that the day fell almost 88 years to the day after American women gained the right to vote, Palin, becoming the first female Republican to run for vice president, won loud cheers from what was McCain’s largest rally yet by highlighting her gender. 

Although Palin mentioned neither Barack Obama nor Joe Biden, she paid homage to Geraldine Ferraro , as well as to Hillary Rodham Clinton.

“It was rightly noted in Denver this week that Hillary left 18 million cracks in the highest, hardest glass ceiling in America,” Palin said. “But it turns out the women of America aren’t finished yet, and we can shatter that glass ceiling once and for all.” 

Palin began to tell the crowd and the stunned political class watching on TV about her unlikely rise from small-town Alaska to the national stage, with flourishes that could never be made up. …”

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0808/12966.html

 

GOP Source: Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, Madam Vice President

James Pethokoukis 

“…Sarah Palin doesn’t tick off all the boxes—notably foreign policy experience. But she ticks off quite a few. She is pro-life. She will appeal to economic conservatives. (Here is what Club for Growth President Pat Toomey says: “At a time when many Republicans are still clinging to pork-barrel politics, Governor Palin has quickly become a leader on this issue. She is a principled reformer who understands how badly wasteful spending has marred the Republican brand.”) And as far as national security goes, energy is at the center of that issue—a Palin strength. If early reaction is any indication. St. Paul will be rocking. …”

http://www.usnews.com/blogs/capital-commerce/2008/8/29/gop-source-gov-sarah-palin-of-alaska-madam-vice-president.html

 

Former Presidential Candidate Gary Bauer Calls Choice of Sarah Palin for GOP Vice-President ‘Historic and Energizing’

“…This is a grand slam home run for John McCain.”

Bauer, chairman of the Campaign for Working Families, one of the nation’s
largest pro-family, pro-life, pro-strong defense political action committees,
made the following statement about Gov. Palin as a standard-bearer for the
GOP:

“I believe we now have the most pro-life ticket in history running on the
most pro-life platform in history.

“Gov. Palin’s credentials as a leader include taking on political
corruption and reducing spending. But her promises of change were not just
words; they became actions.  And her concern for country has been passed down
to her five children. Her oldest son, Track, joined the Army last year on the
sixth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, and is serving his country.”

“All conservatives should be proud to support this historic ticket of
proven reformers with records of self-sacrifice for their country and their
families.” …”

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/former-presidential-candidate-gary-bauer,521941.shtml

 

Sarah Palin Develops Strong Pro-Life Record on Abortion as Alaska Governor

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor

“As the governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin hasn’t had many opportunities to address the issue of abortion, but she has promoted a pro-life position when given the opportunity. Palin has appeared to have an attitude focusing on getting pro-life measures approved but making sure they’re done right.

The Alaska legislature approved a parental consent bill to help parents know when their minor children are considering an abortion and to give them the ability to veto the abortion.

The Alaska Supreme Court eventually declared unconstitutional on a 3-2 vote.

Palin called the high court’s ruling “outrageous” and asked Attorney General Talis Colberg to file legal papers asking for a re-hearing.

“She feels parental consent is reasonable because it is required in nearly every aspect of a child’s life. It’s a parent’s right and responsibility to be involved in their child’s life,” spokeswoman Sharon Leighow said at the time. …”

http://www.lifenews.com/state3460.html

 

McCain Picks Sarah Palin (R) Alaska As VP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PP9TO1e0rWk

 

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin on Larry Kudlow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ys4HGbiONY&feature=related

 

Sarah Palin on Glenn Beck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3jnbiHAMuY&feature=related 

 

Sarah Palin for Vice President – 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkRjBFneUAU

 

More Palin for VP talk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFb32fuz6T4&feature=related

 

Gov. Sarah Palin for Vice President

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7B33vuAZvY4

 

Sarah Palin on Glenn Beck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3jnbiHAMuY

 

Sarah Palin – Perspective

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXfiOSCfY44

 

Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin on the vice-presidency

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UAfBo1gNj8&feature=related

 

Kristol: McCain VP choice will make gas prices plummet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNr_LZpMHqA&feature=related

 

McCain – Palin 08 – The Team You Can Trust

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFjqZ_vvLNc&feature=related

 

Charlie Rose – Sarah Palin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbSlc4XGGnk

 

Gov. Sarah Palin on the Wooten scandal and VP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pak-rH0dCeA

 

Alaska Governor Palin’s Address to the AIP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4iCDBIAde8&feature=related

 

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin Thanks the Troops

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0U79Fl9NEk

 

More Palin for VP talk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFb32fuz6T4&feature=related

 

The Case for Palin (continuously updated with roundtable comments)

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/08/the_case_for_palin_updated_wit.html

 

Palin for America: A true conservative: “She knows when to stand up and doesn’t let anyone tell her to sit down”

By Michelle Malkin  

 

“…Catch the fever.

I’m starting a new thread and kicking off discussion with this YouTube ad from Palin supporters. ..”

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/08/29/palin-for-america-a-true-conservative/

 

Another Perspective
Que Sarah, Sarah
By Thomas Cheplick

“…Mrs. Palin is one of conservatism’s own, and would be the first female vice president. She’s young being only 44 (two years behind Senator Obama), she is wildly known to despise government corruption. She defeated a horribly entrenched and corrupt Republican political machine in Alaska. She has a son in the U.S. military. She’s strongly pro-life, belonging, in fact, to Feminists for Life.

Gov. Palin could become the Republican Party’s Segolene Royal, the French Socialist Party’s glamorous leader known for her heels and political bite. She is the perfect antidote to Sen. Obama’s cheap thrills, and would help rejuvenate conservatism. …”

“…She has enchanting, fresh charisma and the credentials, too, to win back and motivate a lot of conservatives, disaffected Republicans, and independents tired of government corruption and Republican degeneracy and sheer idiocy.

McCain needs someone who like Sen. Obama physically represents a departure from the past, who also oozes vibrancy and intelligence, will motivate die-hard conservatives, but what’s more, who will also let the Arizonan take advantage of his age and enable him to be the playful and charming Reagan-esque grandfather figure that Americans always fall in love with. In other words, Sen. McCain, like President Nixon in the 1968 election, needs an opposite number — that’s Sarah Palin in the flesh. …”

http://www.spectator.org/dsp_article.asp?art_id=12800

 

McCain/Palin ticket gets a big boost from Rush Limbaugh

by Adam Brickley

“…Rush Limbaugh has not only mentioned Gov. Palin as a VP candidate for the second time this week, but he has even gone so far as to design a McCain-Palin logo and post it on his homepage (also attached as a picture). …”

http://www.zimbio.com/Sarah+Palin+for+Vice+President/articles/5/McCain+Palin+ticket+gets+boost+Rush+Limbaugh

 

McCain VP Pick (Updated with Video)

“…There is another potential candidate I’d heard nothing about and certainly had not considered until reading an article yesterday in The American Spectator online.  The article was titled Que Sarah, Sarah and suggests that a good choice for McCain’s VP pick would be Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.  The reasoning for the recommendation is both interesting and sound in my judgement.  From the Spectator article:

Sarah Palin, the beautiful conservative Republican governor of Alaska, would be an ideal choice to help McCain slay this unholy ObamaOprah beast which is set to rake in nearly $50 million a month in campaign donations alone, and has intense auxiliary support coming from the unions, George Soros’s billions-infused Democracy Alliance organization, and other rich Democratic networks.

Right out the gate, Governor Palin’s attractiveness is highlighted!  I can’t say I’ve ever considered that as a political qualification.  Still, there was much more than mere appearance to recommend the governor.

Mrs. Palin is one of conservatism’s own, and would be the first female vice president. She’s young being only 44 (two years behind Senator Obama), she is wildly known to despise government corruption. She defeated a horribly entrenched and corrupt Republican political machine in Alaska. She has a son in the U.S. military. She’s strongly pro-life, belonging, in fact, to Feminists for Life.

There’s a lot there to recommend the admittedly attractive Governor.  Her youth is a nice contrast to McCain’s age and her opposition to government corruption is a definite plus.  Being strongly pro-life helps too.

I really don’t know much about Governor Palin.  I also don’t have any idea if she’s on the short list.  I will, however, be doing more research on her.  If she is indeed the real deal she could be a powerful force in the McCain campaign.  This just might bear watching. …”

http://forthardknox.com/2008/02/28/mccain-vp-pick/

 

Mitt Romney – An Introduction

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eKIm6zrhp0

 

Mitt Romney on drilling,the economy,and more

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XCQOHCZDDY&feature=related

 

Romney: Open Oil Fields in Alaska for Domestic Drilling

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM3mmLEPKgA

 

Gov. Romney on Immigration & Healthcare

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVe-mn_J2m8

 

Mitt Romney: Tax policy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XPS2RNxRng

 

Mitt Romney on being Vice President for John McCain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRnvgqqWlyc

 

Mitt Romney

 
Mitt Romney

 

Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American businessman and former Governor of Massachusetts. Romney is also a former candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2008 United States presidential election.

Romney was CEO of Bain & Company, a management consulting firm, and co-founder of Bain Capital, a private equity investment firm. After his business career and serving as CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympics, Romney was elected as the 70th Governor of Massachusetts in 2002. Romney served one term and did not seek re-election in 2006; his term expired January 4, 2007.[1] …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitt_Romney

 

Mike Huckabee

 
Mike Huckabee

 

Michael Dale “Mike” Huckabee (born August 24, 1955), is an American politician and a political commentator for Fox News Channel.[2] A member of the Republican Party, Huckabee served as governor of the U.S. state of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007[3] and finished second in the 2008 United States Republican presidential primaries; he announced his candidacy on January 28, 2007. Following losses to John McCain in the Texas, Ohio, Vermont, and Rhode Island primaries, McCain became the presumptive Republican nominee and Huckabee exited the race on March 4, 2008.[4]

Huckabee is the author of several books, an ordained Southern Baptist minister and a public speaker. He is well known for having lost 110 pounds (50 kg) in a very short time and for advocating a healthy lifestyle.[5] He and his wife, Janet, have been married 33 years and have three grown children: John Mark, David, and Sarah.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Huckabee

 

Duncan Lee Hunter

Duncan Hunter

Duncan Lee Hunter (born May 31, 1948) is an American politician. He has been a Republican member of the House of Representatives from California’s 52nd congressional district since 1981. The district is located in northern and eastern San Diego County and includes El Cajon, La Mesa and a portion of eastern San Diego. It was previously named the 42nd District from 1981 to 1983 and the 45th from 1983 to 1993.

Hunter was the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee during the 109th Congress. Hunter sought the Republican Party nomination for President of the United States for 2008,[1] but his campaign failed to attract significant voters or delegates in early primary and caucus states,[2] and he dropped out after unpromising results in the Nevada Republican caucuses.[3]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duncan_Hunter

 

Ron Paul

Ron Paul

Ronald Ernest Paul (born August 20, 1935) is a Republican United States Congressman from Lake Jackson, Texas, a physician, a bestselling author, and a former 2008 U.S. presidential candidate.

Originally from the Pittsburgh suburb of Green Tree, Pennsylvania, he studied at Duke University School of Medicine; after his 1961 graduation and a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, he became a U.S. Air Force flight surgeon, serving outside the Vietnam War zone. He later represented Texas districts in the U.S. House of Representatives (1976–1977, 1979–1985, and 1997–present). He entered the 1988 presidential election, running as the Libertarian nominee while remaining a registered Republican, and placed a distant third.

Paul has been described as conservative, Constitutionalist, and libertarian.[2] …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Paul 

 

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Red State Update: Sarah Palin Picked As McCain’s VP

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/travisandjonathan

 

Democrats exposed……

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzVUapTHFTU

 

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Obama Anthem, Flag and Salute for The First Democratic Party Rally in Stadium

Posted on August 28, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Comedy, Links, Music, People, Politics, Rants, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 

Triumph of Hope & Change  

The Party is Obama! 

Anthem

 

O’ Hail the Messiah Lord Obama

OBAMA ANTHEM LYRICS


All hail the messiah
Obama, Obama
The path to the new socialist motherland
Our savior, our savior
Obama, Obama
The leader more famous than Lindsay Lohan
Bow down and praise the one
Give him your money and your guns
Give us a country
That makes your wife proud
Lord Barry heal the bitter ones
White and Clinging to faith and to guns
Hope for the change of the hope of the change!

 

Flag

 

 

Salute 

 

Hail Messiah Obama

Obama, Obama, Obama

 

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Raw Video: Obama Prepares for Convention Speech

“…Barack Obama toured Invesco Field late on Wednesday, the site where he will deliver his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. Obama arrived in Denver earlier in the night. (August 28)…”

Raw Video: First Look Inside Invesco Field

 

 

It’s O Time!

Obama’s Invesco Speech Fuels Celebrity Label

“…Barack Obama has already invited a new wave of Republican criticism that the White House isn’t big enough for his ego with his plans to accept the Democratic nomination Thursday at Invesco Field at Mile High.

The field where the Denver Broncos play and where Obama will address a crowd of more than 70,000 people is now completely covered by a circular seating arrangement. And in the center, where Obama will be standing, is what appears to be a large structure that resembles the ancient Greek temple of the goddess Athena. Or maybe just the U.S. Capitol.

Obama’s team says the event, which will require the apparatus of the Democratic National Convention to move from the Denver Pepsi Center, is meant to open the doors of the otherwise exclusive convention to the public.

But the grandiose set-up fueled criticism from John McCain’s campaign that Obama is an inflated celebrity.

The campaign sent around a snarky memo Wednesday advising the press of proper attire at “The Temple of Obama,” or “The Barackopolis.”

The memo recommended a variety of togas, urging reporters to “observe a level of decency and decorum demanded by the import of the moment of the presence of The One.”

http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/08/27/invesco-field-transformed-ahead-of-obamas-acceptance-speech/ 

Obama Moves Acceptance Speech To Larger Arena

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLiUk-CiYSg

 

Word on the Street: Denver Digs New Thurs. Night Site

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj-bA-qDwJA

 

Obama Tickets Require Volunteering

“…The Obama campaign is requiring some people who want to attend Barack Obama’s speech at Invesco Field to perform 6 hours of volunteer work even though it doesn’t guarantee a ticket. …”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_Ac0j7yqP0

 

Rush for Obama Tickets

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqWumCcPdnQ

 

Obama Needs Slaves, Blackmails Supporters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnNx570YX1c

 

No More Poll Tax NO Obama!

 

Obama Campaign Selling “Free” DNC Tickets

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUD6tvSvUd8&feature=related

 

Thanks for Calling the DNCC, How May I Direct Your Call?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czBW5nhM_9E

 

Barack Obama Community Credential

“…For those going to INVESCO Field on Aug. 28, 2008, this is the ticket that gets you in. …”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRKuqUWyEvM

 

Do you need tickets to Obama’s acceptance speech ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHI6bLMol44

 

Barack Obama’s convention speech preview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNFCmxgchBk

 

Backstage with Barack: Stadium Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRna15RUEGU

 

DNC Convention Invesco Tour | CNN Grill | DNCC Media Prep

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4Y9KtsQaqE

 

It’s not an “Obama flag.” It’s Ohio’s state flag.

By Michelle Malkin 

 

“I received several e-mails today from readers complaining about Barack Obama’s backdrop in Toledo today. Apparently, some talk show hosts have also gone ballistic over what they think is an “Obama flag:

Relax, folks.

That’s not an “Obama flag.”

It’s the state flag of Ohio: …” 

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/10/13/its-not-an-obama-flag-its-ohios-state-flag/

 

Obama Speech Stage Resembles Ancient Greek Temple

“…DENVER – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s big speech on Thursday night will be delivered from an elaborate columned stage resembling a miniature Greek temple.

The stage, similar to structures used for rock concerts, has been set up at the 50-yard-line, the midpoint of Invesco Field, the stadium where the Denver Broncos’ National Football League team plays.

Some 80,000 supporters will see Obama appear from between plywood columns painted off-white, reminiscent of Washington’s Capitol building or even the White House, to accept the party’s nomination for president.

He will stride out to a raised platform to a podium that can be raised from beneath the floor.

The show should provide a striking image for the millions of Americans watching on television as Obama delivers a speech accepting the Democratic presidential nomination. …”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NxSpc7nbZw 

 

Barack Obama’s Worst Nightmare: Hillary Clinton

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_S5obWeb4s

 

Document drop: Turning the tables again on Obama’s speech-squelching thugs

By Michelle Malkin

 

“Just obtained the latest counterpunch from American Issues Project, the independent group running the ad about Bill Ayers that the Obama campaign doesn’t want you to see. (Embedded again at the end of this post. Keep passing it around.)

As I’ve pointed out repeatedly over the past few days, Obama’s attempt to bully TV stations airing the ad and stop scrutiny of his radical ties is part and parcel of a larger campaign to chill the free speech of conservative political activists and donors.

AIP sends the same message to the DOJ’s Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Keeney and turns the tables on the Chicago thugs:

Re: Response to August 25, 2008 Letter to DOJ from Obama Presidential Campaign (“Second Letter”) …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/08/27/document-drop-turning-the-tables-again-on-obamas-speech-squelching-thugs/

 Here is the ad Barack Obama doesn’t want you to see. Pass it on.

Do You Know Enough to Elect Barrack Obama?

“…This ad shows the connection between Barrack Obama and a Domestic Terrorist who bombed the Pentagon and the Capital and is still proud of it. It is back folks. …”

Next, the Obama thugs came for Stanley Kurtz

By Michelle Malkin

“First, they came for TV stations daring to air an independent ad about Barack Obama and unrepentant Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers.

Next, they came for GOP donors.

Now, they are shamelessly attacking National Review investigative journalist Stanley Kurtz — one of conservatism’s most thoughtful and penetrating writers on academic and educational affairs. Kurtz has been at the forefront probing Obama’s relationships with left-wing ideologues. It was his public information request and public call for help that led to the University of Illinois – Chicago finally releasing tons of files that shed light on the Obama/Ayers working relationship. The Obama camp is condemning Kurtz in harsher terms than it ever condemned the terrorist Ayers. Kurtz has been attacked now as a right-wing hatchet man” and “slimy character assassin.”

Here are the Kurtz-smearing talking points the Obama campaign sent to its worshipers.

As I reported yesterday, Kurtz spent two hours on legendary radio talk show host Milt Rosenberg’s Chicago program on WGN last night detailing his initial findings. The Obama campaign went ballistic — and in typical Chicago mafia-style, smeared Kurtz and tried to shut down the show. …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/08/28/next-the-obama-thugs-came-for-stanley-kurtz/

 

ABC Reporter Arrested in Denver Taking Pictures of Senators, Big Donors–Video of Arrest

Asa Eslocker Was Investigating the Role of Lobbyists and Top Donors at the Convention

“…Police in Denver arrested an ABC News producer today as he and a camera crew were attempting to take pictures on a public sidewalk of Democratic senators and VIP donors leaving a private meeting at the Brown Palace Hotel.

A cigar-smoking Denver police sergeant, accompanied by a team of five other officers, first put his hands on Eslocker’s neck, then twisted the producer’s arm behind him to put on handcuffs.

 

A police official later told lawyers for ABC News that Eslocker is being charged with trespass, interference, and failure to follow a lawful order. He also said the arrest followed a signed complaint from the Brown Palace …”

“…Eslocker and his ABC News colleagues are spending the week investigating the role of corporate lobbyists and wealthy donors at the convention for a series of Money Trail reports on ABC’s “World News with Charles Gibson.”

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/Conventions/story?id=5668622&page=1

 

The CHANGE MAKER – Obama and Socialism

“…The REAL Obama – and his REAL agenda.

Listen closely to Obama’s words and you will hear the Socialist agenda of his friends. His words of CHANGE are taken straight from the manifesto of the Weather Underground. His speeches and the speeches of Michelle Obama are identical to the ranting of William Ayers and Rev. Wright – and George Soros. …”

 

Ayers’ Weathermen planned “re-education”, genocide

 

Outting Obama: Radical Racist Rabble Rouser Reader

 

Obama’s lack of ordinary modesty

By James Lewis

“…Narcissism is defined in psychiatry as an overweening sense of grandiosity, a sense of entitlement to whatever one desires, and a dehumanizing way of manipulating other people as objects.   A lot of presidential candidates have that to some degree; the Clintons are the original poster kids of narcissism. But most candidates in American politics go through a long process of getting beaten up by reality, which helps to modify their outsized egos. Obama has never done that.

Indeed, Obama has done nothing in his life that indicates any ability to deal with reality in the raw. He has never had a job that deals with reality — farming, business, engineering, science. He is simply Hollywood come to earth. Psychologically, Obama is ET, the Extra-Terrestrial — he is from another place, a place in the otherworldly imagination of the Left.
Obama’s narcissism combined with his fundamental ignorance spells danger for the country. If he does become president — which looks like at least a 50-50 proposition right now — he will be the most dangerous occupant in that office ever. He doesn’t know where the steering wheel and the brakes are located; but he knows where he wants to go in his fertile imagination. A more dangerous driver of the American ship of state is hard to imagine.
Like Jimmy Carter, Obama will take a significant chunk of American safety and security with him.  Obama is a talented actor on the national stage, but he will need a lot more seasoning before we can feel safe having him in the most powerful office in the land.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/06/obamas_lack_of_ordinary_modest.html

 

Recreate’ 38

“…On August 28th, 76,000 fanatical Barack Obama supporters will fill the Invesco Field in Denver to join the Obama Cult of Personality and mindlessly chant slogans as they sign the country over to their glorious leader.

Forget Recreate ’68, Barack Obama is going to Recreate ’38.  …”

Triumph of the Will

Triumph of the Will (German: Triumph des Willens) is a propagandistic documentary film by the German filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl. It chronicles the 1934 Nazi Party Congress in Nuremberg. The film contains excerpts from speeches given by various Nazi leaders at the Congress, including portions of speeches by Adolf Hitler, interspersed with footage of massed party members. Hitler commissioned the film and served as an unofficial executive producer; his name appears in the opening titles. The overriding theme of the film is the return of Germany as a great power, with Hitler as the True German Leader who will bring glory to the nation.

Triumph of the Will was released in 1935 and rapidly became one of the better-known examples of propaganda in film history. Riefenstahl’s techniques, such as moving cameras, the use of telephoto lenses to create a distorted perspective, aerial photography, and revolutionary approach to the use of music and cinematography, have earned Triumph recognition as one of the greatest films in history. Riefenstahl won several awards, not only in Germany but also in the United States, France, Sweden, and other countries. The film was popular in the Third Reich[1] and elsewhere, and has continued to influence movies, documentaries, and commercials to this day, even as it raises the question over the dividing line between art and morality.[2]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumph_of_the_Will

Triumph des Willens (Full movie – English subbed)


“..The full movie of Trimpuh des Willens.

Text from Wikipedia:

The film begins with a prologue, the only commentary in the film. On a stone wall, the following text appears: On September 5, 1934, … 20 years after the outbreak of the World War … 16 years after the beginning of our suffering … 19 months after the beginning of the German renaissance … Adolf Hitler flew again to Nuremberg to review the columns of his faithful followers…

‘Day 1′: The film opens with shots of the clouds above the city, and then moves through the clouds to float above the assembling masses below, with the intention of portraying beauty and majesty of the scene. The shadow of Hitler’s plane is visible as it passes over the tiny figures marching below[3], accompanied by music from Richard Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, which slowly turns into the Horst-Wessel-Lied. Upon arriving at the Nuremberg airport, Hitler emerges from his plane to thunderous applause and a cheering crowd. He is then driven into Nuremberg, through equally enthusiastic people, to his hotel where a night rally is later held.

‘Day 2′: The second day begins with a montage of the attendees getting ready for the opening of the Reich Party Congress, and then footage of the top Nazi officials arriving at the Luitpold Arena. The film then cuts to the opening ceremony, where Rudolf Hess announces the start of the Congress. The camera then introduces much of the Nazi hierarchy and covers their opening speeches, including Joseph Goebbels, Alfred Rosenberg, Hans Frank, Fritz Todt, Robert Ley, and Julius Streicher. Then the film cuts to an outdoor rally for the Reichsarbeitsdienst (Labor Service), which is primarily a series of pseudo-military drills by men carrying shovels. This is also where Hitler gives his first speech on the merits of the Labor Service and praising them for their work in rebuilding Germany. The day then ends with a torchlight SA parade.

‘Day 3′: The third day starts with a Hitler Youth rally on the parade ground. Again the camera covers the Nazi dignitaries arriving and the introduction of Hitler by Baldur von Schirach. Hitler then addresses the Youth, describing in militaristic terms how they must harden themselves and prepare for sacrifice. Everyone present then assembles for a military pass and review, featuring Wehrmacht cavalry and various armored vehicles. That night Hitler delivers another speech to low-ranking party officials by torchlight, commemorating the first year since the Nazis took power and declaring that the party and state are one entity.

‘Day 4′: The fourth day is the climax of the film, where the most memorable of the imagery is presented. As the soundtrack plays themes from Wagner’s Götterdämmerung, Hitler, flanked by Heinrich Himmler and Viktor Lutze, walks through a long wide expanse with over 150,000 SA and SS troops standing at attention, to lay a wreath at a World War I Memorial. Hitler then reviews the parading SA and SS men, following which Hitler and Lutze deliver a speech where they discuss the Night of the Long Knives purge of the SA several months prior. Lutze reaffirms the SA’s loyalty to the regime, and Hitler absolves the SA of any crimes committed by Ernst Röhm. New party flags are consecrated by touching them to the “blood banner” (the same cloth flag said to have been carried by the fallen Nazis during the Beer Hall Putsch) and, following a final parade in front of the Nuremberg Frauenkirche, Hitler delivers his closing speech. In it he reaffirms the primacy of the Nazi Party in Germany, declaring, “All loyal Germans will become National Socialists. Only the best National Socialists are party comrades!” Hess then leads the assembled crowd in a final Sieg Heil salute for Hitler, marking the close of the party congress. The film fades to black as the entire crowd sings the “Horst-Wessel-Lied”. …” 

NAZI RALLY IN COLOUR 1937

 

Nazi Germany 1933-39 part 2 of 9 

 

Ayers’ Weathermen planned “re-education”, genocide

 

 

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McCain/Romney vs. Obama/Biden: Landslide McCain Wins in November!

Posted on August 28, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Climate, Economics, Immigration, Life, Links, People, Politics, Raves, Religion, Resources, Science, Taxes, Technology, Video, War |

 

 

 

Senator McCain will pick Mitt Romney as his running mate.

Announcement coming real soon.

Unlike Senator Barack Obama who refused to pick Senator Hillary Clinton, his closest rival, as his Vice-President running mate,McCain wants to win.

In politics and war there is no substitute for victory.

Therefore Senator McCain will choose former Governor Mitt Romney, his closest rival for the nomination.

Senator McCain knows he needs the support of movement conservatives if he wants to win the election.

McCain needs to pick a conservative or libertarian that would be acceptable to the conservative movement.

Romney is solid on leadership, economics, wealth creation and an excellent speaker and debater.

Both McCain and Romney are ready to be President of the United States and Commander-in-Chief.

Senator Obama is not ready to be President and Commander-in-Chief.

Senator Obama is not right for America.

The decisive issues in the campaign will be the economy, increasing the supply of energy (oil, natural gas, and nuclear power), reducing government spending, taxes, and regulations, national security (war with Iran), illegal immigration, abortion and leadership.

McCain/Romney will win 55% of the popular vote and at least 330 electorial votes.

Happy Birthday Senator McCain.

Congratulations!

 

Background Articles and Videos

 

Mitt Romney on 60 Minutes Sunday – Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkfvCijWD3k&feature=related

 

Mitt Romney on 60 Minutes Sunday – Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoBvC5shsk8&feature=related

 

Mitt Romney’s CPAC speech on YouTube:

Romney at CPAC 08 pt1a

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_8JTL7K3h4 

 

Romney at CPAC 08 pt1b

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yDkXjQ3gIs

 

Romney at CPAC 08 pt2 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr5hHWlhG58

 

Mitt Romney Responds To Attacks On John McCain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEf_v1Dq8A8

 

Mitt Romney on drilling,the economy,and more

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XCQOHCZDDY&feature=related

 

Romney On McCain, Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESYEc6DqNZ8&feature=related

 

Gov. Romney On The Leadership And Experience Needed Today

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBvlWoFqBqA&feature=user

 

Governor Romney on extending the Bush tax cuts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVEw1JhHcHY&feature=related

 

Gov. Romney On The Future Of The Republican Party

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwDZiC9Xp5U&feature=related

 

Laura Bush Talks about Mitt Romney on Larry King Live

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLe5p7l7xUY&feature=related

 

Mitt Romney on Hannity & Colmes – Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bxdfj-vM024&feature=related

 

Mitt Romney on Hannity & Colmes – Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4Ydjkogrqc&feature=related

 

Mitt Romney on being Vice President for John McCain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRnvgqqWlyc

 

Romney Stumps For Vice Presidency

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bydnBoiVQsE&feature=related

 

Jerry Bowyer on Kudlow & Company, March 25th – Segment 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uG9S3kkEvtc

 

Bill O’Reilly: Who will be McCain’s VP choice?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmiGlSoila4&feature=related

 

John McCain’s Running Mate Will Be… Mitt Romney!?!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWjjn-o0PLk&feature=related

 

Glenn Beck: Who will McCain’s VP choice?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJlmf6kypGQ&feature=related

 

This Week: McCain’s VP Choices

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhR_dXoZe2M&feature=related 

 

A Romney-McCain Sighting …

“…Matt Romney is here,’’ Mr. McCain said, to applause. “Matt, where are you? I’d like to just say a word about the Romney family. Nobody worked harder, nobody worked harder than the five Romney sons. In fact, I don’t know if it was you, Matt, that drove all around every county in Iowa? Now that’s above an beyond the call of duty. Cindy and I have gotten to know Ann very well, as well as Mitt, and I am grateful.”

Then he repeated a line he has often used about Mitt Romney. “By the way, he does better on television for me than he did for himself.’’ he said. …”

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Nancy Pelosi–On Life and Abortion–Automatic Excommunication

Posted on August 27, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Economics, Life, Links, People, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Religion, Video |

 No doubt Pain as God’s megaphone is a terrible instrument; it may lead to final and unrepented rebellion. But it gives the only opportunity the bad man can have for amendment. It removes the veil; it plants the flag of truth within the fortress of a rebel soul. If the first and lowest operation of pain shatters the illusion that all is well, the second shatters the illusion that what we have, whether good or bad in itself, is our own and enough for us. Everyone has noticed how hard it is to turn our thoughts to God when everything is going well with us. We “have all we want” is a terrible saying when “all” does not include God. We find God an interruption. As St. Augustine says somewhere, “God wants to give us something, but cannot, because our hands are full–there’s nowhere for Him to put it.”

~C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

Listening to Nancy Pelosi lie about when life begins and when it is permissable to have a abortion was painful: 

Pelosi Spins Obama’s Response on Conception & Abortion

Apparently Nancy Pelosi does not realize that her views mean she is automatically excommunicated from the Catholic Church and is no longer a “practicing Catholic”. 

Pelosi did this to support Senator Barack Obama, the Democratic Party’s Presidential Candidate.

Senator Obama views on abortion and infanticide cannot be supported by either Catholics or Christians.

The Christian View of Abortion

http://www.abortionfacts.com/literature/literature_9410CV.asp

Senator Barack Obama lost the Catholic vote, despite having a pro abortion “practicing Catholic” Senator Biden on the ticket.

 

Biden Should Be Excommunicated For Abortion-On-Demand Record

The Democratic Party candidates favor the right of woman to abort or kill babies and would nominate judges that support this position.

 

S.C. Democratic Debate: Abortion

The Democratic Party changed the plank on abortion. Gone are the words rare.

Abortions are not rare, their common.

 

Since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973 there have been nearly 50 million abortions performed in the United States with over 10 million black abortions or over 30% of the black population of 36 million.

While blacks constitute 13 percent of the U.S. population, they represent about 37% of all abortions performed in the United States.

Number of abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44, by year

Number of abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44, by year

http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_induced_abortion.html

 

Draft Democratic Platform Plank on Abortion

Tuesday August 12, 2008

The proposed 2008 abortion plank:

The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v Wade and a woman’s right to choose a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay, and we oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right.The Democratic Party also strongly supports access to affordable family planning services and comprehensive age-appropriate sex education which empower people to make informed choices and live healthy lives. We also recognize that such health care and education help reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and thereby also reduce the need for abortions. The Democratic Party also strongly supports a woman’s decision to have a child by ensuring access to and availability of programs for pre and post natal health care, parenting skills, income support, and caring adoption programs.

The 2004 Democratic Party plank:

Because we believe in the privacy and equality of women, we stand proudly for a woman’s right to choose, consistent with Roe v. Wade, and regardless of her ability to pay. We stand firmly against Republican efforts to undermine that right. At the same time, we strongly support family planning and adoption incentives. Abortion should be safe, legal, and rare.

http://blog.beliefnet.com/stevenwaldman/2008/08/draft-democratic-platform-plan.html

 

A vote for Senators Obama for President in November is a vote for socialism and evil.

Barrack Obama’s Kansas Values–Killing Babies in Cold Blood?

 

Mad World By Barack Obama

Barack Obama fought against the Born Alive Infants Protection Act which would have provided basic medical care to any infants that survive an abortion attempt. He wants to kill those infants born alive.”

Life begins at conception and evil must be defeated.

Compare and constrast the answers given by Senators Obama and McCain on evil and life:

Saddleback Church Civil Forum – Obama & McCain 8 of 17

Question: Does evil exist and if so do be ignore it, do we negotiate with it, do we contain it, or do we defeat it? 8 of 17 questions asked by Pastor and author Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. The same questions were asked of each presidential candidate, Barack Obama and John McCain in an informal forum called Saddleback Civil Forum on August 16, 2008. …”

Saddleback Church Civil Forum – Obama & McCain 5 of 17

Question: Abortion: At what point is a baby entitled to human rights? 5 of 17 questions asked by Pastor and author Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. The same questions were asked of each presidential candidate, Barack Obama and John McCain in an informal forum called Saddleback Civil Forum on August 16, 2008. …”

Senator McCain without hesitation gave the right answers.

While I disagree with Senator McCain on many issues, on the fundamental issues of abortion and evil, I agree with Senator McCain as do the vast majority of the American people.

“Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. There may be legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not… with regard to abortion and euthanasia.”
~Pope Benedict XVI

 

 Background Articles and Videos

 

Pope warns Catholic politicians who back abortion

“…Under Church law, someone who knowingly does or backs something which the Church considers a grave sin, such as abortion, inflicts what is known as “automatic excommunication” on themselves. 

The Pope said parliamentarians who vote in favor of abortion have “doubts about the value of life and the beauty of life and even a doubt about the future”. 

“Selfishness and fear are at the root of (pro-abortion) legislation,” he said. “We in the Church have a great struggle to defend life…life is a gift not a threat.” 

http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSL0956318820070509 

 

Cardinals, Bishops and Congressmen Slam Pelosi on Abortion

By Tim Waggoner

“…”Catholic” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s blatantly fallacious remarks on August 24 regarding the Catholic Church’s teaching on abortion have triggered a tidal wave of criticisms from clergymen, congressmen and Catholics nationwide.

Responding to a question from NBC’s Meet the Press moderator Tom Brokaw about when human life begins, Pelsosi appealed to her extensive research on the issue as well as her “ardent” Catholic faith to claim that, “I don’t think anybody can tell you when life begins.”

She asserted that “over the centuries, the doctors of the church have not been able to make that definition,” in attempt to support her pro-abortion and pro-contraception stance.  Watch the full interview here: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwUSt7dfj5I)

The response to Pelosi’s statements has been intense as Catholic leaders across America are wondering how a “Catholic” with a self-proclaimed broad understanding of the Catholic Church’s position on human life could have overseen the straightforward teaching contained in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC).

Washington Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl quoted this teaching (section 2270-2271 of the CCC) in a letter responding to Pelosi’s comments:  “Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception…Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable.” (Catechism, 2270-2271)

Rebuking her, Archbishop Wuerl said that, “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi misrepresented the history and nature of the authentic teaching of the Catholic Church against abortion.” For the full letter see: (http://www.adw.org/news/news.asp?ID=569&Year=2008)

Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of Denver, also issued a release on Pelosi’s remarks, explaining that Pelosi’s belief that a woman has the “right to choose” to end her baby’s life contradicts Catholic teaching and addressing her comments suggesting the Catholic Church has been polarized on the issue over the course of history.

None of the early Fathers “diminished the unique evil of abortion as an attack on life itself, and the early Church closely associated abortion with infanticide.  In short, from the beginning, the believing Christian community held that abortion was always, gravely wrong,” said Archbishop Chaput.
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/aug/08082601.html

 

Archbishop Wuerl on the Church’s Constant Teaching on Abortion

August 25, 2008

“….The Catechism of the Catholic Church is clear: the current teaching of the Catholic Church on human life and abortion is the same teaching as it was 2,000 years ago. The Catechism reads:

“Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception…Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law.” (Catechism, 2270-2271)

The Catechism goes on to quote the Didache, a treatise that dates to the first century: “’You shall not kill the embryo by abortion and shall not cause the newborn to perish.’”

From the beginning, the Catholic Church has respected the dignity of all human life from the moment of conception to natural death.”

http://www.adw.org/news/news.asp?ID=569&Year=2008

 

Excommunication

Excommunication is a religious censure used to deprive or suspend membership in a religious community. The word literally means putting [someone] out of communion. In some churches, excommunication includes spiritual condemnation of the member or group. Censures and sanctions sometimes follow excommunication; these include banishment, shunning, and shaming, depending on the group’s religion, the offense that caused excommunication, or the rules or norms of the religious community. This article addresses excommunication and spiritual condemnation often associated with excommunication, but not the religious censures and sanctions that follow excommunication. ..”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excommunication

 

Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Patricia D’Alesandro Pelosi (born March 26, 1940) is the current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Before being elected Speaker in the 110th Congress, she was the House Minority Leader from 2002 to 2007, holding the post during the 107th, 108th, and 109th Congresses.

Since 1987, she has represented the 8th Congressional District of California, which consists of four-fifths of the City and County of San Francisco. The district was numbered as the 5th during Pelosi’s first three terms in the House.
With her election as Speaker, she is the first female Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. She is the second Speaker from a state west of the Rocky Mountains, with the first being Washington’s Tom Foley, who was the last Democrat to hold the post before Pelosi. As Speaker of the House, Pelosi ranks second in the line of presidential succession, following Vice President Dick Cheney. This makes her the highest ranking woman in American history. …” 

Abortion

“…Pelosi supports the legality of abortion. She voted against the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 and earlier attempts at similar bans.[42] She voted in favor of the 1998 Abortion Funding Amendment, which allowed the use of district funds to promote abortion-related activities.[42] She has also voted in favor of using federal funds to perform abortions in overseas military facilities, against parental notification when a minor is transported across state lines for an abortion, and in favor of providing funding for organizations working overseas that promote or perform abortions and abortion-related activities.[42]…”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Pelosi

 

Nancy Pelosi Lied On National TV About The Catholic Church’s Position On Abortion (Updated)

“…For the benefit of Madam Pelosi and the Democratic Party, Church writings specifically naming abortion as murder appear as early as 70 AD in the Didache, the first written catechism of the Christian church, and in spite of the attempts of various writers and groups, and even some church authorities and a few popes to the contrary, the history of the position of the Catholic Church that abortion is murder and that it is evil dates back as early as the Didache and remains the same to this day. And as for Pelosi deciding on her own what the position of the Church is at the time of her sitting before Brokaw based upon her own readings and interpretations – if in fact she actually did so, perhaps as a practicing Catholic, as she so claims to be, instead, might consider following her faith as her Pope and mine, Pope Benedict XVI, proclaims. (Which is what a “practicing” Catholic does)

By the way, one cannot honestly say they are a “practicing catholic” and support abortion. Each position unequivocally disqualifies the other. …”

http://www.hyscience.com/archives/2008/08/nancy_pelosi_li.php

 

Pelosi lies about Catholicism and abortion

“…The Catholic catechism is extremely clear on the nature of its position on human life, and has been remarkably consistent on this point for almost 2,000 years, and it finds that position in the Old Testament.  Human life begins at conception, not at birth, and not at some point consistent with Roe for convenience.  In Psalm 51, David refers to his sinfulness beginning at the moment of conception, and sinfulness requires physical life and a soul to exist. …”

“…Membership in the Catholic Church is voluntary.  If people do not want to follow its doctrines, they should find another faith community that reflects their values — and at the least, they should learn what the Church teaches on abortion and life before mischaracterizing it on national television.  Pelosi is either a fool or a liar, or perhaps both. …”

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/08/24/pelosi-lies-about-catholicism-and-abortion/

 

Don’t Lie
A shepherd on Catholic citizenship.

“…Lopez: Whenever I write about Catholics and abortion, I am immediately asked, “What about war? What about the death penalty?” What about them? Can a Catholic vote for Senator “Surge”? We have killed people in Iraq, after all.

 

Archbishop Chaput: I’ve written and spoken against the death penalty for more than 30 years. And along with most other American bishops, I opposed our intervention in Iraq. But these issues are different in kind, not merely degree, from the violence involved in abortion. Anyone rooted in Scripture and Catholic tradition will understand the distinction if he or she reasons honestly. Genocide, euthanasia, abortion, and deliberately targeting civilians in war — these things are always grievously wrong. But in Catholic thought, war and capital punishment can be morally legitimate under certain carefully defined circumstances. Abortion is never morally justified. …” 

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=ZWI0YWMyYTdlNDVkYTMxMWFiYWVlM2U2NTUwNmEzM2I

 

What Makes a Speaker Catholic?

Buying into Pelosi’s personal church.By Kathryn Jean Lopez“…But, as Chaput, author of the new book Render Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life, explained in an interview with National Review Online last week, “Abortion always, deliberately kills an innocent unborn child. Nobody can honestly claim to be a faithful Catholic and then support a false ‘right’ to abortion; it’s just an elegant way of evading the brutality of what abortion actually does.” He explained, “Abortion is never morally justified.”

 

The archbishop’s guidance echoes The Catechism of the Catholic Church, which states that “

Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person — among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life.”

 

“Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law,” it continues. 

 

Further, it cites Vatican instruction: “The inalienable rights of the person must be recognized and respected by civil society and the political authority. These human rights depend neither on single individuals nor on parents; nor do they represent a concession made by society and the state; they belong to human nature and are inherent in the person by virtue of the creative act from which the person took his origin. Among such fundamental rights one should mention in this regard every human being’s right to life and physical integrity from the moment of conception until death.”

 

Why Is Pelosi Still Allowed To Receive Communion ?

“…Contrary to what Pelosi says, receiving communion and being a politician supporting abortion is not a “regional thing,” and as a practicing Catholic (emphasis on the word “practicing” – as in not perfect by any means) , as in not a “cafeteria Catholic” like Pelosi, I would like to know why Nancy Pelosi is still allowed to receive communion – after Pope Benedict has warned Catholic politicians they risked excommunication from the Church and should not receive communion if they support abortion. Is she saying that her Bishop and her priest have made their own decision to act against Church law? If so, what do they have to say? And how can one be a “practicing” Catholic, as Pelosi claims to be, and not follow the laws of the Church? Is her Bishop a “cafeteria Bishop”? Is her Priest a “cafeteria Priest”? We know what the Arch Bishop of Denver has to say about this. …”

http://www.hyscience.com/archives/2008/08/why_is_pelosi_s.php

Catholics Voting Pro-Choice Are Excommunicated Automatically Pro-Life Anti-Abortion Video PSA

 

Catholics Can’t Vote For Those Supporting Planned Parenthood / Pro-Life Anti-Abortion Video

 

Contraception, Abortion, and the Catholic Church 


 

Responses to Pro-Abortion Politicians: Many Issues

 

Responses to Pro-Abortion Politicians: Law of the Land

 

Abortion – Fr Frank Responds to Viewers

 

Fr. Frank Discusses the Recent Partial Birth Abortion Ruling

 

The Pro Life ad that can change your mind. 

“…This pro life video is very graphic, so parental guidance is advised. “

 

Barack Obama Addresses Planned Parenthood


 

Barack Obama – Abortion


 

Obama Abortion Stance


 

“Obama’s Twisted Mind – Obama’s sick voting record”


 

Catholic League President Criticizes Obama On Abortion


 

Unequivocal ambiguity

The candidates’ faith figured out

By Tara Wall

“…Despite Mr. Obama’s “I’m pro-choice” but not “pro-abortion” comment, most voters are unaware of just how extreme his positions are on abortion. He voted in favor of allowing partial-birth abortions – even when a majority of Democrats did not – and strongly condemned the Supreme Court for upholding the ban on this procedure. He also favors allowing minors to travel out of state to have an abortion without parental notification. It is a topic Mr. Obama was clearly uncomfortable discussing and caused the usually calm and collected senator to become extremely agitated and exorcised during a television interview with David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network, directly following the forum. Abortion certainly isn’t the only issue that matters to “values voters” this election, but it is pretty high on the list. According to Pew, 68 percent of evangelical megachurch members believe abortion should be illegal in most or all cases (compared to 61 percent of other evangelicals).

On whether evil exists (and every believer acknowledges that it is does), and what should be done with it (negotiate with it, contain it or defeat it?), Mr. Obama offered that we: “Confront it,” (not one of the choices). So then, Mr. Obama, after it is confronted, what do we do with it?

Mr. McCain’s response: “Defeat it . … Of course, evil must be defeated.”

http://www.washtimes.com/news/2008/aug/19/unequivocal-ambiguity/

 

Obama’s Abortion Lies

By Michelle Malkin

“…There’s a newly uncovered paper trail demonstrating Barack Obama’s abortion militancy you can believe in (hat tip – Jill Stanek):

Newly obtained documents prove that in 2003, Barack Obama, as chairman of an IL state Senate committee, voted down a bill to protect live-born survivors of abortion – even after the panel had amended the bill to contain verbatim language, copied from a federal bill passed by Congress without objection in 2002, explicitly foreclosing any impact on abortion. Obama’s legislative actions in 2003 – denying effective protection even to babies born alive during abortions – were contrary to the position taken on the same language by even the most liberal members of Congress. The bill Obama killed was virtually identical to the federal bill that even NARAL ultimately did not oppose.

The NRLC’s Obama paper trail index is here.

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/08/11/obamas-abortion-lies/

 

Abortions unlimited

Jeffrey Kuhner

“…Lawful abortion is state-sanctioned infanticide; it is the murder of innocent, defenseless human life. Moreover, abortion assaults the very foundations of constitutional democracy. The most fundamental human right – the right that underpins our system of government – is the right to life. Without it all other rights – to liberty, property, freedom of expression – are impossible and meaningless.

This is why abortion is today’s equivalent of slavery: It is a cancer eating away at the moral and political fabric of America. Just like slavery, Roe v. Wade codified into law the pernicious principle that an entire class of people is not fully human – and therefore, undeserving of basic human rights. In the 19th century, Southern blacks were treated as property – things – to be used and discarded by their masters. Today it is unborn children who are strangled in the womb and treated like chattel. They are the slaves of our time. They are the forgotten victims of the sexual revolution.

Since the 1960s, liberalism has championed a kind of sexual utopia and personal liberation: anything goes – abortion on demand, gay rights, condoms in schools and the transgender movement.

Rather than leading to mass happiness, however, the sexual revolution has resulted in a sea of human misery: tens of millions of fetuses murdered, millions of people killed as a result of dangerous sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS, the skyrocketing rise of out-of-wedlock births and teenage pregnancy, soaring divorce rates, the breakdown of the family and countless broken homes and shattered lives. …”

“…Mr. Obama may not be willing to betray his feminist base, but he is willing to betray African-Americans – his most loyal and devoted supporters. Abortion disproportionately impacts blacks compared to white women. Although blacks constitute roughly 13 percent of the U.S. population, 37 percent of all abortions are performed on black women, according to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit group that specializes in sexual health. Since Roe v. Wade, more than 10 million black pregnancies have been aborted (some watchdog groups put the figure closer to 13 million). America’s current black population stands at 36 million. Abortion has claimed the lives of about one-third of the black community. This is genocide. For Mr. Obama to not speak out about this national scandal is a disgrace – both to him and his party. It reveals, like nothing else, that he lacks the moral clarity and courage to lead this country. …”

http://washingtontimes.com/news/2008/aug/24/abortions-unlimited/

 

The Real Story of the Democrats’ Abortion Plank

“…So if abortion is a test case of Sen. Obama’s ability to find common ground, how did he do?

His team and allies did succeed in crafting a plank that opposing camps could agree on. They showed skill at mediation and bridge building. They made pro-choicers feel comfortable taking a new step but reassuring them on their basic concerns. They made pro-lifers give in on several small points to get one big victory.

But they did all that in part by stripping the language of fire. Once you know the history and negotations, it’s sort of an impressive accomplishment. But to the naked eye, it’s hardly a rallying cry for a third way.

The public is accustomed to viewing the abortion debates about being about legal rights. Sen. Obama’s approach – to be pro-choice but reduce the number of abortions by making it easier to choose birth instead of abortion – is new, and likely to be viewed with suspicion by both sides. Given Sen. Obama’s consistent pro-choice voting record, it will be tough to get this third way approach to break through.

So far Sen. Obama has not given a major policy address on abortion or included it in advertising. He usually only discusses abortion when asked, often during interviews about his faith. Sen. Obama now has an innovative policy approach on abortion. The question is whether he will have the political courage to really sell it. And if he doesn’t, what does that say about his commitment to change?

http://blogs.wsj.com/politicalperceptions/2008/08/19/the-real-story-of-the-democrats-abortion-plank/?mod=googlenews_wsj

 

Obama’s Abortion Challenge

By Ed Lasky

“…As Democratic Party has drifted leftward, it has become even more pro-choice. Some of its more strident voices, as well as some of its wealthiest supporters and interest groups, see any restrictions on a woman’s right to abortion as a mortal threat (not for the baby or “fetus”, of course). This year poses particular challenges.

 
 

 

Senator Obama has problems with gaining supporting from Catholics and evangelicals who hold pro-life positions. During the primaries, Catholics flocked to support Hillary Clinton by overwhelming numbers. The Catholic vote is very important in key battleground states — Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio among them.  Obama’s history of support for abortion has come under increasing scrutiny, prompting a level of controversy that has begun to plague his campaign. …”
“…Clearly, Barack Obama does not want to be linked to actions that, in effect, condoned infanticide. That would not comport well with the mantra of hope and change.

The candidate has been burnishing and airbrushing his history as November nears. One aspect of this effort is his attempt to recreate his own political history involving abortion. The Obama campaign handbook certainly seems inspired by George Orwell’s masterpiece “1984“.
He might also want Americans to ignore his full-throated support for abortion when he appeared at a Planned Parenthood event last year. He made it clear that he opposes any and all restrictions on abortion, including partial-birth abortions. As David Freddoso writes in his superb new book The Case Against Obama: The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the media’s Favorite Candidate
 He promised at a Planned Parenthood event in July 2007 that “the first thing” he will do as president — his top priority for the nation — is sign the Freedom of Choice Act, which would erase every federal and state restriction on abortion, no matter how modest. His top priority, again, is to re-legalize partial birth abortion under all circumstances, abolish all laws on informed consent and parental notification, and eliminate all state restrictions on taxpayer funding of abortions. …”

 

 

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/08/obamas_abortion_challenge_1.html

 

Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States

http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_induced_abortion.html

 

An Overview of Abortion in the United States

January 2008

http://www.guttmacher.org/presentations/ab_slides.html

 

ABORTION: The Silent Scream Part 1 2 3 4 5 COMPLETE VERSION Pro-life Anti-Abortion Video

Fulton J. Sheen

Servant of God Fulton John Sheen (born Peter John Sheen May 8, 1895–December 9, 1979) was an American archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church. He was Bishop of Rochester, New York and American television’s first religious broadcaster of note, hosting Life Is Worth Living in the early 1950s, first on the DuMont Television Network and later on ABC, from 1951 to 1957. He later hosted The Fulton Sheen Program in syndication with a virtually identical format from 1961 to 1968; these later programs, many of which were taped in color, are still frequently rebroadcast today. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulton_J._Sheen

 

FutonSheen.com

Bishop Fulton Sheen

Bishop Fulton Sheen

“…Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen touched the lives of millions worldwide with his warmth, wisdom and humor. A master communicator, he had the great gift of preaching and teaching the Gospel in a way easy to understand. …”

http://www.fultonsheen.com/

 

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen – Wasting Your Life, Part 1 of 3


 

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen – Wasting Your Life, Part 2 of 3


 

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen – Wasting Your Life, Part 3 of 3

 

Bishop Fulton Sheen- His Last Words Part I

 

Bishop Fulton Sheen- His Last Words Part II

 

Bishop Fulton Sheen- His Last Words Part III

 

Bishop Fulton Sheen- His Last Words Part IV

 

Bishop Fulton Sheen- His Last Words Part V

 

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 Beatles- I’m a Loser

I’m a loser
I’m a loser
And I’m not what I appear to be

Of all the love I have won or have lost
there is one love I should never have crossed
She was a girl in a million, my friend
I should have known she would win in the end

I’m a loser
And I lost someone who’s near to me
I’m a loser
And I’m not what I appear to be

Although I laugh and I act like a clown
Beneath this mask I am wearing a frown
My tears are falling like rain from the sky
Is it for her or myself that I cry

I’m a loser
And I lost someone who’s near to me
I’m a loser
And I’m not what I appear to be

What have I done to deserve such a fate
I realize I have left it too late
And so it’s true, pride comes before a fall
I’m telling you so that you won’t lose all

I’m a loser
And I lost someone who’s near to me
I’m a loser
And I’m not what I appear to be 

 

Biden Obama 3b.jpg

 

In war there is no substitute for victory.

~General Douglas MacArthur

 

“The only morality they recognize is what will further their cause, meaning they reserve unto themselves the right to commit any crime, to lie, to cheat.” 

“…they don’t believe in an afterlife; they don’t believe in a God or a religion.

And the only morality they recognize, therefore, is what will advance the cause of socialism.”

~President Ronald Reagan, “On Soviet Morality”, Time, February 16, 1981

 

Senator Barack Obama selected Senator Joseph Biden, a 36-year tenured talker as his Vice-Presidential running mate. Senator Biden has chaired both the Senator Foreign Relations and Judiciary Committees.

 

Who is Joe Biden?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRJgaLQxCSs&feature=user

 

Joe Biden / 1972

Joe Biden

Joseph Robinette “Joe” Biden, Jr. (pronounced /’bаɪ dɛn/) (born November 20, 1942), is the senior United States senator from Delaware, and the presumptive Democratic Party vice presidential nominee in the 2008 US presidential election.

Raised in Delaware, Biden trained as a lawyer and became a senator in 1973 at age 30 — the sixth-youngest senator in U.S. history. He has served as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, dealing with issues related to drug policy, crime prevention, and civil liberties. He is a long-time member and current chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and has worked on resolutions concerning the Yugoslav and Iraq wars. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Biden

 

Biden has a justly deserved reputation for being a egomaniacal, liberal, and chatty cathy senator–the minimum qualifications for a lefty elitist. 

By choosing Biden, Barack Obama reveals what he values most–talk and values least–votes.

Senator Biden was selected primarily to attract white male and older voters.

Senator Hillary Clinton received over 18 million votes in the Democratic primaries.

Most of Senator Clinton’s votes were in the big 10 states needed to win a Presidential general election including California, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

Senator Biden received so few votes that he eventually got the message and dropped out of the race.

Senator Obama  mainly won the smaller caucus states, many of which invariably vote Republican in Presidential general elections, especially the western and southern states.

 

Democratic Party (United States) presidential primaries, 2008 

Image:2008 Democratic Primaries Popular Vote.svg 

2008 Democratic Primaries Popular Vote.svg

Popular Vote margins in the Democratic primaries and caucuses. The darkest purple states voted for Obama by the largest margins, while the darkest green states voted for Clinton by the largest margins. (Popular vote winners and delegate winners differ in five contests: NH, NV, MO, TX, and GU.) 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Party_(United_States)_presidential_primaries,_2008

 

United States presidential election, 2004

ElectoralCollege2004.svg

 

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_2004

In selecting Senator Biden as his running mate, Barack Obama made his first major decision as the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee; he also made his first major mistake for which he will be severely punished at the ballot box in November.

Senator Obama should have followed the precedent of Senator John F. Kennedy, who selected in 1960 his closest rival for the Presidential nomination, Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, as his Vice-President running mate.

Senator Kennedy, a Roman Catholic, knew he had to carry both Texas and Illinois to win the Presidential election. Therefore, he reluctantly offerred Senator Johnson the Vice-President spot on the ticket, hoping Johnson would decline and remain in the Senate as Majority Leader.

Blackmailing the President – Part 2

 

Blackmailing the President – Part 1

Presidential tally[2]:

  • John F. Kennedy – 806 (52.89%)
  • Lyndon B. Johnson – 409 (26.84%)
  • Stuart Symington – 86 (5.64%)
  • Adlai Stevenson – 80 (5.25%)
  • Robert B. Meyner – 43 (2.82%)
  • Hubert Humphrey – 42 (2.76%)
  • George Smathers – 30 (1.97%)
  • Ross Barnett – 23 (1.51%)
  • Herschel C. Loveless – 2 (0.13%)
  • Pat Brown, Orval E. Faubus, Albert Dean Rosellini – each 1 vote

Johnson was nominated unamiously as Vice Presidential candidate[3], receiving all 1,521 votes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Party_(United_States)_presidential_primaries,_1960

Senator Johnson surprised Kennedy by accepting the offer.

While both Senator Kennedy and his brother Robert detested Johnson and tried to persuade him to reverse his acceptance of their offer, Senator Johnson stood by his to decision to accept the nomination.

The 1960 election was one of the closest elections for President with Illinois and Texas providing the slim margin needed to win. Voter fraud in both states was one of the keys to winning. Both Texas Senator Johnson and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley of Illinois knew how to stuff the ballot box.

United States presidential election, 1960

1960 Electoral Map.png

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_1960

If Senator Obama has followed the Kennedy precedent, he should have selected Senator Hillary Clinton, his closest rival for the Presidential nomination, as his Vice-Presidential running mate.

By selecting Senator Biden he will lose in November for his selection only highlights Senator’s Obama’s inexperience and lack of qualifications for the office of President of the United States.

Had Senator Obama followed the Kennedy precedent and selected Senator Clinton as his Vice-President running mate, he would have won in a very close race with a McCain/Romney Republican ticket. 

“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.”  

~ Proverbs 16:18

http://bible.cc/proverbs/16-18.htm

Voter turnout will as usual be the key to winning in November.

Senator Clinton would have attracted woman voters, especially older woman above the age of forty.

The typical older voter reaction to a Obama/Biden ticket is–Biden/Obama makes more sense.

A McCain/Romney ticket makes even better sense to older voters, both men and woman.

Since older voters are more likely to vote than younger voters, this presents a real problem for Senator Obama.

Senator Biden was put on the ticket for his foreign affairs experience and to attract white male voters.

In early 2006 Senator John McCain was the leading advocate of change in military leadership and strategy in Iraq and was highly critical of President Bush in his handling of the Iraq war.

Most defeatist Democrats including Senators Biden, Clinton and Obama opposed the surge strategy of General David Petraeus and urged the retreat, withdrawal, and redeployment of American troops from Iraq. 

Victory in Iraq is at hand.

The American surge troops have returned home.

Senator McCain was right.

Senators Obama and Biden were wrong.

 

Iraq Troop Surge Debate

 

John McCain Right about the Surge Obama Wrong!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB8qVCOlKJ8

 

Obama on Iraq; Pull Out, Stay, Pull Out, Stay Longer?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4XY1SB7FFU

 

Obama Says The Surge Will Fail, We Will Fail.

 

Joe Biden on the Petraeus Hearings

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUhYXwOTcAg

 

When it comes to foreign affairs and the use of the military, the Democrats have been consistently wrong.

The election of Democratic President Kennedy in 1960 lead to the defeat in Cuba at the Bay of Pigs and the building of the Berlin.

The election of Democratic President Johnson in 1964 lead to the defeat in Vietnam.

The election of Republican President Nixon for a second term in 1972 in which he won 49 states was not because the American people thought Nixon had lost the Vietnam War.

The Democrats in Congress refused to enforce the peace treaty and fund continuing military aid to South Vietnam.

The Democrats started and lost the Vietnam War.

The election of Democratic President Carter in 1976 lead to the establishment of a hostile Islamic government in Iran and the 444 day Iran hostage crisis.

The election of Democratic President Clinton in 1992 and 1996 lead to the US retreat from Somalia and the repeated failures to capture or kill Osama Bin Laden. President Bill Clinton greatly decreased the size of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines and the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency. This in turn resulted in the coordinated terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  

Within the next three to six months there is a distinct possibility that the United States will be engaging in a military conflict with Iran, Syria, and Russia.

 

Glenn Beck interviews Benjamin Netanyahu

 

Benjamin Netanyahu Attacks Iran – http://www.JerusalemOnline.com

 

Iran and Syria vs USA and Israel

 

Iran’s continuing development of nuclear and electromagnet pulse weapons that could be used by terrorists to attack the United States, Europe, and Israel must be stopped by their destruction using military means. 

The American people will vote for the Presidential candidate that is ready on day one to assume the office of President of the United States of America and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces.

McCain is ready.

Obama is not ready.

 

Remote Control

http://windowsxp-privacy.net/?id=198760099

 

Democrats Praising McCain

McCain Ad: Biden on Mccain

A Obama/Biden ticket will lose.

Only Biden has the experience, qualifications and maturity to be President, Obama does not.

A McCain/Romney ticket will win.

Both have the experience, qualifications, and maturity to be President.

A Obama/Biden ticket should lose the election with 40% of the popular vote and at least 200 electorial votes.

A McCain/Romney ticket should win  the election with 55% of the popular vote and at least 300 electorial votes.

Voter turnout, as well as illegal alien voter fraud, will be the key to victory.

In war and politics there is no substitute for victory.

 

“we should remember Vietnam. This is what we should remember: Whenever Democrats dabble in military affairs, America suffers relentless defeats, entire continent fall to Communism, America loses wars, invasion fail, Americans are taken hostages, American soldiers are dragged through the streets, and the nations is demoralized and humilated. It is a fact that Democrats have been responsible for every unmitigated foreign policy diaster since World War II.

~Ann Coulter, Treason, page 144

 

“Across Europe, the wall will fall.

For it cannot withstand faith.

It cannot withstand Freedom.”

“The ultimate goal of American foreign policy is not just prevention of war but the expansion of freedom.”

~President Ronald Reagan

“Liberals lie about Reagan’s victory because when Reagan won the Cold War, he proved them wrong on everything they had done and said throughout the Cold War. It is their last defense to fifty years of treason.”

~Ann Coulter, Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism, page 190. 

 

Kennedy – I am a Berliner – Ich Bin Ein Berliner

Reagan launches SDI

The Berlin Wall

Ronald Reagan- “Tear Down This Wall”

President Ronald Reagan – Farewell Address

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIouq2u9kUo&feature=related

 

Fall of the Berlin Wall

JFK delivers State of the Union Address, 14 January 1963.jpg

 

Vietnam, The lost war

 John Lennon-Give Peace A Chance

Background Articles and Videos

 

CHARMIN CHATTY CATHY

Presidential Election Popular Votes 1960-2004

 (Numbers reflect millions)

 

Candidates for President

 

Vote cast for President

Year Democratic Republican
Total
Democratic
Republican
     
Popular vote1
Popular vote
Electoral vote
Popular vote
Electoral vote
        Number Percent   Number Percent  
1940 F.D.Roosevelt Willkie 49,900 27,313 54.7
449
22,348 44.8
82
1944 F.D.Roosevelt Dewey 47,977 25,613 53.4
432
22,018 45.9
99
1948 Truman Dewey 48,794 24,179 49.6
303
21,991 45.1
189
1952 Stevenson Eisenhower 61,551 27,315 44.4
89
33,936 55.1
442
1956 Stevenson Eisenhower 62,027 26,023 42.0
73
35,590 57.4
457
1960 Kennedy Nixon 68,838 34,227 49.7
303
34,108 49.5
219
1964 Johnson Goldwater 70,645 43,130 61.1
486
27,178 38.5
52
1968 Humphrey Nixon 73,212 31,275 42.7
191
31,785 43.4
301
1972 McGovern Nixon 77,719 29,170 37.5
17
47,170 60.7
520
1976 Carter Ford 81,556 40,831 50.1
297
39,148 48.0
240
1980 Carter Reagan 86,515 35,484 41.0
49
43,904 50.7
489
1984 Mondale Reagan 92,653 37,577 40.6
13
54,455 58.8
525
1988 Dukakis Bush 91,595 41,809 45.6
111
48,886 53.4
426
1992 Clinton Bush 104,425 44,909 43.0
370
39,104 37.4
168
1996 Clinton Dole 96,278 47,402 49.2
379
39,199 40.7
159
2000 Gore Bush 105,397 50,992 48.4
266
50,455 47.9
271
2004 Kerry Bush 121,687 59,028 50.7
251
62,041 48.3
286
1 Includes votes for minor party candidates, independents, unpledged electors, and scattered write-in votes.

Source: US Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2002 (http://www.census.gov/prod/2003pubs/02statab/election.pdf)

 

RESULTS: Democrats

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/primaries/results/scorecard/#D

List of Democratic Party (United States) superdelegates, 2008

Totals by group

 

 

Endorsed
candidate
Unpledged PLEO ¹ Add-ons Totals
Distinguished Party Leaders ² Governors Senators Representatives DNC members
Barack Obama 11 26.5 45 184.5 233 43.5 543.5
Hillary Clinton 6.5 5 4 29 145 20 209.5
Uncommitted 2 0 .5 18 31 15 66.5
Unassigned 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
Totals 19.5 31.5 49.5 231.5 414 78.5 824.5

¹ For purposes of this list members of Congress and governors are counted in that category even if they are also members of the DNC or are a Distinguished Party Leader (DPL). The DNC, however, considers such delegates to be DNC members or DPL’s first. The following members of Congress and governors are either DNC members or are DPL’s: Reps. Joe Baca, Mike Honda, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, Gregory Meeks, Nancy Pelosi, and Maxine Waters. Sens. Robert Byrd (DPL), Chris Dodd (DPL), Harry Reid, and Debbie Stabenow. Govs. Tim Kaine, Joe Manchin, Ruth Ann Minner, David Paterson, and Ed Rendell (DPL).

² Includes former presidents, former vice presidents, former house and senate leaders, and former party chairs. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Democratic_Party_(United_States)_superdelegates,_2008

 

Election 2008: Electoral College Update

Electoral College Update: Obama Lead Narrows to 10 Votes

“…The latest numbers from the Rasmussen Reports Balance of Power Calculator show Obama leading in states with 193 Electoral College votes and McCain ahead in states with 183 Electoral College votes. Previously, Obama had enjoyed a 210–165 advantage.

Currently, states with 135 Electoral College votes are leaning slightly in one way or the other, and three states with a total of 27 votes — Colorado, Nevada and Virginia — are pure toss-ups.

State-by-state rankings are summarized in the following table…

State By State Balance of Power
Safe
GOP
(62)
Likely
GOP
(121)
Leans
GOP
(64)
Toss
Up
(27)
Leans
Dem
(71)
Likely
Dem
(50)
Safe
Dem
(143)
AL (9) AK (3) FL (27) CO (9) IA (7)

CT (7)

CA (55)

ID (4)

AR (6) MO (11) NV (5) MI (17) DE (3) DC (3)
KS (6) AZ (10) MT (3) VA (13) NH (4) ME (4)

HI (4)

KY (8) GA (15) ND (3)   NM (5) MN (10)

IL (21)

LA (9)

IN (11)

OH (20)   OR (7) NJ (15) MD (10)

OK (7)

MS (6)     PA (21) WA (11) MA (12)

TN (11)

NE (5)     WI (10)   NY (31)
UT (5) NC (15)         RI (4)
WY (3)

SC (8)

        VT (3)
  SD (3)          
  TX (34)          
  WV (5)          
             
             
             
             
www.rasmussenreports.com

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/election_20082/2008_presidential_election/election_2008_electoral_college_update

 

Women Voters Favor Obama Over McCain

“…The survey showed that 76 percent of women who supported Senator Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries now say they will vote for Obama. Eighteen percent of Clinton supporters say they will vote for McCain. Despite disappointment among many, especially older women at Clinton’s loss, the survey shows that a majority of women blame her loss on the candidate herself and her campaign strategists. Only 21 percent said they believe she lost “because she is a woman.” And as pollster Conway points out, most women credit Hillary Clinton with paving the way for future female presidential candidates. …”

“…Kohut said polls show Obama running better among women than the 2004 Democratic nominee, Senator John Kerry, was at this point in the race. But Kohut cautioned there is one group of women that is not supporting Obama.

“The problem is most difficult for Obama with older women,” Kohut said. “There is probably a couple of strikes there. Older people have more concerns about his lack of experience, and older women were pretty strong backers of Senator Clinton. …”

http://www.huliq.com/65991/women-voters-favor-obama-over-mccain

 

Obama Winning Women Voters, but Margin Slimmest Among Baby Boomers

New poll shows Obama with 12-point lead among all female respondents

“Although surveys show the presidential race could be a squeaker, Barack Obama is winning women 51 to 39 percent, according to a poll conducted for EMILY’s List. The group, which supports Democratic, pro-choice women candidates and is behind Obama in ’08, found that Obama leads among women voters of all age groups, but his advantage is narrowest among baby boomers.

Female voters have trended Democratic in their choice for the White House in recent elections, although John Kerry won them by a mere 3 percentage points in 2004. That’s down from Al Gore’s 11-point margin in 2000 and Bill Clinton’s whopping 16-point margin in 1996.

The 1980s were another story, particularly during Ronald Reagan’s re-election bid in 1984, when he attracted female voters by a 12-point margin. …”

“…These 44-to-62-year-old women are diverse. Younger boomers are working and raising families while older ones are in retirement or approaching it.

They give Obama the slimmest margin over McCain: 49 to 43 percent. The age group split evenly four years ago for President George W. Bush and Democratic nominee John Kerry, 49 percent a piece.

Born between 1946 and 1964, these women have a positive take on America becoming more racially diverse, but not as much as younger women. They have a marginally negative view of the growing acceptance of homosexuals and same-sex unions, with 41 percent unfavorable and 34 percent favorable.

They’re also more apt than any other age cohort to say sexism remains a problem for women: 79 percent agree.

Their top political hero: President John F. Kennedy. …”

http://www.usnews.com/articles/news/campaign-2008/2008/08/21/obama-winning-women-voters-but-margin-slimmest-among-baby-boomers.html

Bush Speech: More Troops To Iraq? NBC Nightly News

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMrdlkH-z-Q

 

President Bush Talks About The Surge, Thanks Our Troops

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaocgIcC1EM

 

The Surge Succeeds

By J.R. Dunn

It’s now quite clear how the results of the surge will be dealt with by domestic opponents of the Iraq war.

They’re going to be ignored.

 

They’re being ignored now. Virtually no media source or Democratic politician (and not a few Republicans, led by Richard “I can always backtrack” Lugar) is willing to admit that the situation on the ground has changed dramatically over the past three months. Coalition efforts have undergone a remarkable reversal of fortune, a near-textbook example as to how an effective strategy can overcome what appear to be overwhelming drawbacks.


Anbar is close to being secured, thanks to the long-ridiculed strategy of recruiting local sheiks. A capsule history of war coverage could be put together from stories on this topic alone – beginning with sneers, moving on to “evidence” that it would never work, to the puzzled pieces of the past few months admitting that something was happening, and finally the recent stories expressing concern that the central government might be “offended” by the attention being paid former Sunni rebels. (Try to find another story in the legacy media worrying about the feelings of the Iraqi government.) What you will not find is any mention of the easily-grasped fact that Anbar acts as a blueprint for the rest of the country. If the process works there, it will work elsewhere. If it works in other areas, that means the destruction of the Jihadis in detail. …”
 

http://www.americanthinker.com/2007/07/the_surge_succeeds.html

 

Three Military Missions for the Next U.S. President

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_9KUpKjuS8&feature=user

 

Heritage In Focus: Myths About Defense Spending: Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK3u2qE5GSo&eurl=http://www.heritage.org/Research/NationalSecurity/bg1000.cfm

 

Heritage In Focus: Myths About Defense Spending: Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCVpGTPBhbM&feature=related

 

Heritage In Focus: Myths About Defense Spending: Part 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl3UkeJJZFs&feature=related

 

Heritage In Focus: Myths About Defense Spending: Part 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-IhylxwZjk&feature=related

 

 

 

Table 1: US military spending as a percentage of GDP, 1940–2003

Fiscal Year Military spending as
percent of GDP
1940 1.7
1941 5.6
1942 17.8
1943 37.0
1944 37.8
1945 37.5
1946 19.2
1947 5.5
1948 3.5
1949 4.8
1950 5.0
1951 7.4
1952 13.2
1953 14.2
1954 13.1
1955 10.8
1956 10.0
1957 10.1
1958 10.2
1959 10.0
1960 9.3
1961 9.4
1962 9.2
1963 8.9
1964 8.5
1965 7.4
1966 7.7
1967 8.8
1968 9.4
1969 8.7
1970 8.1
1971 7.3
1972 6.7
1973 5.8
1974 5.5
1975 5.5
1976 5.2
1977 4.9
1978 4.7
1979 4.6
1980 4.9
1981 5.1
1982 5.7
1983 6.1
1984 5.9
1985 6.1
1986 6.2
1987 6.1
1988 5.8
1989 5.6
1990 5.2
1991 4.6
1992 4.8
1993 4.4
1994 4.0
1995 3.7
1996 3.5
1997 3.3
1998 3.1
1999 3.0
2000 3.0
2001 3.0
2002 3.4
2003 3.7

 

http://www.truthandpolitics.org/military-relative-size.php 

 US – Iraq 

Timeline, 2000 – 2008

Feb. 2000-
Feb. 2003
WEAPONS INSPECTIONS UN Weapons Inspections, “Axis of Evil”, UN Resolution 1441, Secretary of State Powell at UN
Mar.-Dec. 2003 START OF THE US-IRAQ WAR Operation Iraqi Freedom, US Takes Baghdad, UNAMI, Hussein Captured
2004 YEAR ONE – US-IRAQ WAR
Abu Ghraib, Iraqi Interim Government, Operation Phantom Fury: Securing Fallujah, WMD Search Ends
2005 YEAR TWO Elections, Operation Lightning, Trial of Hussein Begins, Haditha Killings
2006 YEAR THREE New Iraqi Government, Al-Zarqawi Killed, Iraq Study Group Report, Hussein Hanged
2007 YEAR FOUR US Troop Surge, Iraq War Is “Civil War”, Bush Vetoes Withdrawal Legislation, British Transfer Control of Basra to Iraq
2008 YEAR FIVE Iraq Attacks Decline, Iraq Calls for US Withdrawal Timetable  

 

July 16, 2008US Troop Surge Ends
The US military “surge” into Iraq that began on Jan. 10, 2007 has ended. 150,000 US troops remain, about 15,000 more than before the buildup began.
Reuters “Iraq Troop Surge Ends; 150,000 Left” by Lolita C. Baldor, July 16, 2008

http://usiraq.procon.org/viewresource.asp?resourceID=670

Iraq War troop surge of 2007

“The “troop surge” is a phrase commonly used to describe U.S. President George W. Bush’s plan to increase the number of American troops deployed to the Iraq War to provide security to Baghdad and Al Anbar Province.

The surge had been developed under the working title “The New Way Forward.” It was announced by Bush on January 10, 2007 during a national television speech. Bush ordered the deployment of five additional U.S brigades to Iraq, mainly to the capital Baghdad, and extended the tour of 4,000 Marines already in Iraq.

The surge was opposed by the U.S. Congress, which tried to pass a number of pieces of legislation opposing the plan and calling for troop withdrawals. Most of these failed to pass however in February, the House of Representatives passed a non-binding resolution criticizing the plan.[1][2]

The plan began with a major operation to secure Baghdad, codenamed Operation Fardh al-Qanoon (Operation Imposing Law), which was launched in February 2007. However, only in mid-June 2007, with the full deployment of the 28,000 additional U.S. troops, could major counter-insurgency efforts get fully under way. Operation Phantom Thunder was launched throughout Iraq on June 16, with a number of subordinate operations targeting insurgents in Diyala province, Anbar province and the southern Baghdad Belts.[3][4].

The additional surge troops also participated in Operation Phantom Strike and Operation Phantom Phoenix, named after the III “Phantom” Corps which was the major U.S. unit in Iraq throughout 2007. …” 

“…That means a continuation of the surge, and of the strategy of General Petreaus. Will that be enough? It’s impossible to say. But the past few months have been the most surprising in the entire Iraq saga to date. I have a feeling that Al-Queda (and the media, and the Democrats), will have a few more surprises coming in the months ahead.” 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_War_troop_surge_of_2007

 

The Secret Battle with Iran – CBN.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwkfmgA0UpQ&feature=related

 

McCain turns Bush on Iraq war surge

President now praises senator’s foresight

“Senator John McCain who watched from a prison camp as America failed to deploy the overwhelming force necessary to win the Vietnam War, seized the moment after Republicans lost Congress in 2006 to push President Bush not to make the same mistake.

Mr. McCain sent a private letter to Mr. Bush on Dec. 12, 2006, that challenged the president to show the “will” to win the Iraq war by deploying 20,000 troops into Baghdad and the Sunni Triangle to beat back a growing insurgency.

The letter was the climax of a 3 1/2-year effort to persuade the president to send more troops to Iraq. The former Navy pilot, who had his arms repeatedly broken during nearly six years of captivity, couched his argument in the terms born of the Vietnam War.

“The question is one of will more than capacity,” wrote the senior Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee. “If we are not willing to provide the troops necessary for victory, however, victory itself will be impossible.”

Mr. McCain, whose letter is made public here for the first time, added that “surging five additional brigades into Baghdad by March” was the answer.

Mr. Bush, who had resisted Mr. McCain’s call for a troop surge for years, now praises him for persisting in his argument that expanding the war in Iraq was the way to win it.

 

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/aug/21/mccain-turns-bush-on-iraq-war-surge/

McCain, Obama Clash Over Iraq Troop Surge

By Michael Bowman

“…Speaking on ABC’s This Week program, McCain accused Obama of taking a politically expedient position on Iraq that would have put America’s entire mission in jeopardy.

“He [Obama] does not understand what is at stake here,” said John McCain. “And he chose to take a political path that helped him get the nomination of his party.  I took a path [in backing the surge] that I knew was unpopular, because I knew we had to win in Iraq.  And we are winning in Iraq.  And if we had done what Senator Obama wanted done, it would have been chaos, genocide, increased Iranian influence, and perhaps al-Qaida establishing a base again [in Iraq].”

For Obama, the important question is not whether the surge was a good idea, but how best to deploy America’s limited military and financial resources going forward, given what he considers an ill-advised U.S. decision to invade Iraq in 2003.  The senator spoke on NBC’s Meet The Press program. …”

http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-07-27-voa3.cfm

 

Full Interviews With Gen.David Petraeus (Part 1 of 2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgYt9I88MQY&feature=related

 

Full Interviews With Gen.David Petraeus (Part 2 of 2) 

           

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix8CeoOYtC0&feature=related  

 

 Ted Kennedy on Surge in Iraq

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqJtGj4GmtI

 

Iraq Troop Surge Debate : Nancy Pelosi [ 1 of 2 ] – Anti Surge 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjRSHtleDiQ

 

Iraq Troop Surge Debate : Marsha Blackburn – Pro Surge 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU9iEEZ9thY

 

Biden flashback: Wrong on the surge

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 24, 2008 10:51 AM

” noted this in my year-end essay last December on the surge, the military, and the media. Worth noting again as the Obama camp hypes Joe Biden’s great foreign policy and strategic expertise. They were both wrong. Phenomenally wrong.

Here’s a reminder of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s resolution opposing the surge, which passed 12-9 on Jan. 25:

Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., the panel’s chairman, said the legislation is “not an attempt to embarrass the president. … It’s an attempt to save the president from making a significant mistake with regard to our policy in Iraq.”

…Biden, who sponsored the measure with Hagel and Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the measure is aimed at getting the administration’s attention. He noted that Bush has said he will be moving forward with his Iraq plans he outlined in a Jan. 10 address regardless of what Congress says.

The measure “is designed to let the president know that there are many in both parties, Democrats and Republicans, that believe a change in our mission to go into Baghdad — in the midst of a civil war — as well as a surge in ground troops … is the wrong way to go, and I believe it will have the opposite — I repeat — opposite effect the president intends,” Biden said.

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/08/24/biden-flashback-wrong-on-the-surge/ 

 

Hal Lindsey: Know Your Enemy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12y9E9ewVuA&feature=related

Hal Lindsey – Iran’s True Nuclear Intentions – Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4D0GEo4LBg&feature=related

 

Hal Lindsey – Iran’s True Nuclear Intentions – Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cFKP-k-R24&feature=related

 

LOL–The Voice of The American People

 

Barack Obama is a freaking Socialist…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWNDwKCLgxg

 

No time for change…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5KTM7Fr33w&feature=user

 

Democrats want to destroy this country…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm8_1Pmj6Wk&feature=user

 

Barack Obama says there are 57 states…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZawCHXWr4I&feature=related

 

3 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yYlzX2ZOLM&eurl=http://election.newsmax.com/mccain_3am.html?s=al&promo_code=688A-1

 

LOL

Red State Update: Biden Picked as Obama’s VP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VvYjnrWcsQ

 

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Barack Obama: The First Previable Puppet Presidential Candidate!

Posted on August 20, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Climate, Comedy, Economics, Immigration, Links, Politics, Rants, Raves, Religion, Resources, Science, Taxes, Technology, Video, War |

It is the eternal struggle between these two principles – right and wrong – throughout the world. 

~Abraham Lincoln 

Red Sock Puppet

I always believed that Senator Barrack Obama was really running for the Vice-President position on the 2008 Democratic Party ticket.

I suspeced that his goal was to get as many delegates as possible in the states that Senator Hillary Clinton would not be  actively campaigning in–the smaller and essentially red or Republican states.

Then he could go to the convention and fully expect to be nominated as Vice-President with the quarantee that he would attract both the black vote and the far left wing of the Democratic Party.

Surprise, Surprise!

Well Senator Obama run of luck held and he actually beat Senator Hillary Clinton for the nomination.

The only problem is that objectively he is probably the most inexperienced person to run for President in the last sixty years.

If he had got the vice-president nomination and won, eight years from now he would have had the experience.

Faced with a political opponent, Senator John McCain, with years of experience in both the House and Senate and a war hero and naval officer, Senator Obama’s resume is in comparison, to put it diplomatically, very light weight.

Obama has peeked prematurely, about eight years too soon!
 
At best I expect Senator Obama might hit 50% in the polls after the convention and lose at least five to ten percentage points in the polls as election day approaches.

He will lose the election by a large margin in both the popular and electorial votes.

Barack Obama is the first previable puppet Presidential candidate.

He cannot survive outside of the protection of teleprompters and a prepared speech.

He is a reader, not a leader, a sock puppet not an agent for change and hope.

He is not ready to be President of the United States and Commander-in-Chief.

He is not right for America.

Barack Obama  is also the first black candidate.

Barack Obama  likes to point this out every chance he can.

This is called playing the race card–race solitaire–since Obama is playing with himself.

I will vote for an experienced black and/or women candidate provided they are a conservative/libertarian of any political party.

I was actually hoping to have this opportunity in 1996, but General Colin Powell declined to run.

 

  Official Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff portrait

Official Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff portrait

I will never vote for an inexperienced or experienced far left radical socialist.

I have read too much about Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, and Mao to vote for anybody with a socialist agenda no matter how likable and good intentioned the person may be.

Socialism always leads in time to a totalitarian dictator and the deaths of tens of millions.

If Senator Obama is elected and his plans for a huge increase in government spending, regulations and taxes are implemented, he would wreck the US economy.

If you want to drink the kool aid of yes we can and hope & change, see the US economy crash and lose your job, go commit political and economic suicide and vote for Senator Obama.

I for one will pass and most likely vote for Senator McCain provided he selects a conservative/libertarian as his Vice-President running mate.

Only you can prevent socialism in America. 

Sock Puppet Barack Obama’s Plan for the US Economy:

 

The real Computer Monster

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdAKgJDahzw

 

“I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”

~Thomas Jefferson 

 

Background Articles and Videos

 

Barack Obama: My Plans for 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5h95s0OuEg

 

Hillary Clinton – O’Reilly Reaction – Morning Joe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhVICkeedF8

 

Oops: Democrat on VP shortlist underscores Obama’s inexperience

By Michelle Malkin

“… check out Colorado Governor Bill Ritter’s oops this morning on the Mike Rosen show, hour two (www.850koa.com). When asked about rumors that he was on the list as a vice presidential candidate he remarked (not quoting) that his 18 months of gubernatorial experience were insufficient to be considered for vice president. When asked to compare this to [Obama's] 143 days of experience [in the Senate], he quickly changed the subject.” …” 

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/08/04/oops-democrat-on-vp-shortlist-underscores-obamas-inexperience/?print=1

 

Has Barack Obama Accomplished Anything in the Senate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kyk0fjtdHdI

 

Obama’s Inexperience – In His Own Words (Hill to The Hill!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hza1LKaHW90

 

Obama SmackDown Series: The Greatest Hits Collection

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBBcHWw6ypE

Obama — Experience

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HhWwBTGQS8&eurl=http://blog.washingtonpost.com/channel-08/2008/06/gop_questions_obamas_experienc.html

Colin Powell

Colin Luther Powell, KCB (Honorary), MSC (April 5, 1937) is an American statesman and retired General in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State (2001-2005), serving under President George W. Bush. He was the first African American appointed to that position.[1][2][3][4] As a General in the United States Army, Powell also served as National Security Advisor (1987–1989) and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989–1993), holding the latter position during the Gulf War. He was the first and so far only African American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Powell

 

United States presidential election, 1996

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1996_U.S._Presidential_Election

 

Pre-viable

“…not sufficiently developed to survive outside the uterus <a previable fetus> …”

http://medical.merriam-webster.com/medical/previable

 

Sock puppet

“A sock puppet is a puppet made from a sock (or similar garment) which is placed over the hand of a puppeteer. When the manipulator fits a hand into the closed end of the sock, the puppet can be seemingly made to “talk” by opening and closing the hand. The puppet’s mouth is formed by the region between the sock’s heel and toe, with the puppeteer’s thumb forming a jaw. At a minimum the shape of the hand will instantly form the shape of a mouth, but sometimes the mouth is padded by putting in a fairly hard piece of felt (often with a tongue glued inside). Sometimes the region between the toe and heel is cut open with scissors to form a mouth. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sock_puppet

 

Obama’s Abortion Lies

 “…There’s a newly uncovered paper trail demonstrating Barack Obama’s abortion militancy you can believe in (hat tip – Jill Stanek):

Newly obtained documents prove that in 2003, Barack Obama, as chairman of an IL state Senate committee, voted down a bill to protect live-born survivors of abortion – even after the panel had amended the bill to contain verbatim language, copied from a federal bill passed by Congress without objection in 2002, explicitly foreclosing any impact on abortion. Obama’s legislative actions in 2003 – denying effective protection even to babies born alive during abortions – were contrary to the position taken on the same language by even the most liberal members of Congress. The bill Obama killed was virtually identical to the federal bill that even NARAL ultimately did not oppose.

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/08/11/obamas-abortion-lies/

 

Obama & Live Birth Abortion / Induced Labor Abortions / Infanticide Pro-Life Anti-Abortion Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pir-etUBKKU 

 

Jerome Corsi goes on FOX News & destroys Barack Obama, Daily Kos, other critics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6LtCiXDBak

 

Next, the Obama thugs came for Stanley Kurtz

By Michelle Malkin

“First, they came for TV stations daring to air an independent ad about Barack Obama and unrepentant Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers.

Next, they came for GOP donors.

Now, they are shamelessly attacking National Review investigative journalist Stanley Kurtz — one of conservatism’s most thoughtful and penetrating writers on academic and educational affairs. Kurtz has been at the forefront probing Obama’s relationships with left-wing ideologues. It was his public information request and public call for help that led to the University of Illinois – Chicago finally releasing tons of files that shed light on the Obama/Ayers working relationship. The Obama camp is condemning Kurtz in harsher terms than it ever condemned the terrorist Ayers. Kurtz has been attacked now as a right-wing hatchet man” and “slimy character assassin.”

Here are the Kurtz-smearing talking points the Obama campaign sent to its worshipers.

As I reported yesterday, Kurtz spent two hours on legendary radio talk show host Milt Rosenberg’s Chicago program on WGN last night detailing his initial findings. The Obama campaign went ballistic — and in typical Chicago mafia-style, smeared Kurtz and tried to shut down the show. …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/08/28/next-the-obama-thugs-came-for-stanley-kurtz/

 

Obama’s terrorist connections – William Ayers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxoiZdBSi-g

 

Obama/Ayers gets an airing

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/08/21/obamaayers-gets-an-airing/

 

 

Ayers’ Weathermen planned “re-education”, genocide

 

Know Enough?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m89m0pC_bpY&eurl=http://hotair.com/archives/2008/08/21/brutal-new-ad-hammers-obama-over-ayers/

 

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The Heidelberg Appeal: Beware of False Gods and Prophets 

Going Deep–Cool–Deep Ocean Water (DOW)–Ocean Power!

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Why immigration will be the number 1 political issue in the 2008 Presidential Election! — Gum Balls

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Senator McCain The Winner in November

Posted on August 19, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Climate, Economics, Immigration, Life, Links, People, Politics, Rants, Religion, Resources, Reviews, Taxes, Technology, Uncategorized, Video, War |

For what it is worth I now think Senator McCain will win the election in November by a significant margin.

McCain will receive about 52% of the popular vote with Senator Obama receiving about 43% of the vote.

Voter turnout will be very high for both parties.

Senator McCain will receive at least 300 electorial votes.

Obama will lose the debates.

Revelations about Obama’s  association with Bill Ayers, his tax increase proposal, and his position on abortion will be his undoing.

 

Background Articles and Videos

 

Saddleback Debate – OBAMA dodges tough questions, saying that’s “ABOVE MY PAY GRADE”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Anug74rfUnc 

Chicago Annenberg Challenge Shutdown?
A cover-up in the making?

By Stanley Kurtz

“Although the press has been notably lax about pursuing the matter, the full story of the Obama-Ayers relationship calls the truth of Obama’s account seriously into question. When Obama made his first run for political office, articles in both the Chicago Defender and the Hyde Park Herald featured among his qualifications his position as chairman of the board of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, a foundation where Ayers was a founder and guiding force. Obama assumed the Annenberg board chairmanship only months before his first run for office, and almost certainly received the job at the behest of Bill Ayers. During Obama’s time as Annenberg board chairman, Ayers’s own education projects received substantial funding. Indeed, during its first year, the Chicago Annenberg Challenge struggled with significant concerns about possible conflicts of interest. With a writ to aid Chicago’s public schools, the Annenberg challenge played a deeply political role in Chicago’s education wars, and as Annenberg board chairman, Obama clearly aligned himself with Ayers’s radical views on education issues. With Obama heading up the board and Ayers heading up the other key operating body of the Annenberg Challenge, the two would necessarily have had a close working relationship for years (therefore “exchanging ideas on a regular basis”). So when Ayers and Dorhn hosted that kickoff for the first Obama campaign, it was not a random happenstance, but merely further evidence of a close and ongoing political partnership. Of course, all of this clearly contradicts Obama’s dismissal of the significance of his relationship with Ayers. …”

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MTgwZTVmN2QyNzk2MmUxMzA5OTg0ODZlM2Y2OGI0NDM=

 

Chicago Annenberg Challenge

“The Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC) (also referred to as the Annenberg Challenge to Chicago) was a public-private partnership founded in 1995 that existed from intended to improve school performance by what it called “on the ground” investments in the form of professional development and technical assistance. Sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation, the CAC received a charter grant of $49.2 million in 1995.[1] The CAC’s operations were closed in 2001, and subsumed into those of the Annenberg Institute for Social Reform.

The CAC’s successful grant application was written in 1993 by William Ayers, a professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago.[2][3] After extensive community-based discussions also involving Anne Hallett of the Cross City Campaign for Urban School Reform, and Warren Chapman of the Joyce Foundation.

At its founding, the Annenberg Challenge was made up of three constituent parts:

  • The Chicago School Reform Collaborative, co-chaired by William C. Ayers;
  • a Board of Directors initially recruited by the Collaborative, which was chaired from 1995 to 2000 by Barack Obama[4], at the time a practicing attorney.
  • The Chicago Schools Research Consortium, a research arm of the Challenge. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Annenberg_Challenge

 

Obama’s terrorist connections – William Ayers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxoiZdBSi-g

 

Barack Obama – Ayers – Dohrn – Weathermen Terrorists

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJrNQBUVMvo

 

Obama-Ayers records blocked at U of I Chicago

Rick Moran

“This is getting curiouser and curiouser…

Records detailing the workings of a 1990′s charitable group working to better education in the city of Chicago that are housed at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) are being shielded from the prying eyes of reporters. The significance of these records is that the foundation in question was run by none other than Barack Obama. And the foundation was formed by none other than William Ayers, the radical Weather Underground terrorist who Obama has referred to  as “just a neighbor.”

Stanley Kurtz of the National Review has tried to access records of The Annenberg Challenge on Excellence in Education and met with a stone wall. This despite the fact that the records are supposedly open to the public:

 

“…Was Obama a puppet on the terrorist’s string, dispensing money to whomever Ayers directed? Inquiring minds want to know. Unfortunately, given that the records are private, it is probable that only historians studying Obama long after he is dead will be able to tell us the real story of those years. “

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/08/obamaayers_records_blocked_at.html

Obama’s Ill-Timed Tax Increases

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNMIwx6bGvs

 

Obama Tax Plan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5zy5Y4Jl8A&feature=related

 

Obamanomics: A Recipe for Disaster!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TN0b0WR0d0

 

Laffer on Obama’s Tax Plan

 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pir-etUBKKU

 

Hannity, Colmes, Corsi debate Obama’s support of infanticide

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4tPcezL2Lg

 

Pro-life Anti-Abortion Video: Development of the Unborn Baby

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2l1-kvKomg

 

ABORTION: The Silent Scream Part 1 2 3 4 5 COMPLETE VERSION Pro-life Anti-Abortion Video

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Mad World By Barack Obama

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Open Borders — The Unintended Consequences — Mexicans Invade USA, Russians Invade Georgia

Posted on August 16, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Economics, Immigration, Links, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Resources, Taxes, Technology, Video, War |

  No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man’s permission when we ask him to obey it.

~Theodore Roosevelt

Russians Invading Georgia 
 

Theodore Roosevelt on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN

“In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man’s becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile…We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language…and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”

…from a letter Theodore Roosevelt wrote to the president of the American Defense Society on January 3, 1919, three days before Roosevelt died.

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_roosevelt_on_immigrants.htm

For the last twenty years the United States has been invaded by millions of criminal aliens mainly coming across the US-Mexican border.

There are about 20 to 30 million criminal aliens in the United States and the Federal government does very little to stop this invasion.

The US Constitution under Article 4, section 4, requires the Federal government to stop invasions:

“…… and [The United States] shall protect each of them [the States] against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Article_Four_of_the_United_States_Constitution

US office holders take an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States:

The Oath of Office and the Constitution

Oath

I, [name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.

5 U.S.C. §3331

http://www.opm.gov/constitution_initiative/oath.asp

Yet they do not honor their oath of office my demanding the stopping of this invasion.

Most governments would not have permitted this.

Instead these nations would have defended their nation’s sovereignty by stopping the invasion.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sovereignty

Instead the American political elites of both parties decided to permit and even encourage this invasion with a policy of open borders and proposed amnesty for illegal aliens.

The leaders of the Republican Party promoted open borders in order to receive campaign contributions from businesses that benefited from hiring illegal aliens at lower wages.

The leaders of the Democratic Party promoted open border in order to receive campaign contributions  from unions that benefited from growing illegal immigration and with the expectation that the illegal aliens will vote mostly for Democratic candidates.

The American people have vigorously opposed both the open borders policy and the proposed amnesty.

A nation who invites the breaking of its laws and the invasion of their country, only invites other nations to try the same thing.

The invasion of United States of America continues and the death toll increases daily.

The American people are demanding action to stop the invasion.

The man who loves other countries as much as his own stands on a level with the man who loves other women as much as he loves his own wife.
~Theodore Roosevelt 

Background Articles and Videos

Who Will Protect Us Against Invasion?

by Phyllis Schlafly

“…President George W. Bush, in China attending the Olympic Games, responded promptly to Russia’s invasion of Georgia with the caveat that “territorial integrity must be respected.” We’re still waiting to hear the Bush Administration’s response to this month’s invasion of Arizona’s territorial integrity by the Mexican military. http://www.eagleforum.org/column/2008/aug08/08-08-15.html

Illegal Alien Edwin Ramos Kills 3 In San Fran

LOU DOBBS ON RAGING BORDER WAR

Mexican Cartels in Nearly 200 U.S. Cities

Glenn Beck – Mexican Drug Cartels in US

MEXICAN ARMY INSIDE USA?!!

Mexican Drug Cartel Threatens to Kill Texas News Reporters

THE JOE HORN STORY – TWO DEAD ILLEGAL ALIENS

San Francisco’s illegal alien drug dealer shuttle service

By Michelle Malkin

“…Hope you pay close attention to what San Francisco’s illegal alien sanctuary policy has wrought. Over the weekend, the SFChronicle reported that open-borders radicals in the city’s juvenile probation department are shielding Honduran illegal alien drug dealers from prosecution and deportation by providing them a taxpayer-subsidized escort and plane ride back to their home country–where they can promptly turn around and re-enter the U.S. with impunity. It’s the San Fran illegal alien drug kingpin shuttle service. All in the name of “family reunification” and protecting the “youths,” of course! The feds and the city are pointing fingers. Nobody will admit how many illegal alien drug dealers have received the free ride home and then returned.

Meantime, outlaw sanctuary cities go unpunished. ACLU-friendly judges refuse to side with the rule of law. The White House has stood by and done nothing as San Francisco flagrantly thumbs its nose at federal immigration laws–and openly advertises its sanctuary status. How many other illegal thugs in how many other sanctuary cities are enjoying such perks?

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/06/30/san-franciscos-illegal-alien-drug-dealer-shuttle-service/

Corrupt Mexican Soldiers Bring the Drug war to the US

Mexican soldiers in service to drug cartels attacked a rival who had fled his home in Juarez. The problem is, the rival had fled to Phoenix, Arizona and the soldiers crossed the border illegally and carried out an assassination on US soil.The Examiner has an editorial on this outrage:                        

Mexican Army invades Arizona again

By see-dubya

“…Paging General Pershing. General John “Black Jack” Pershing to the Arizona desk:

A U.S. Border Patrol agent was held at gunpoint Sunday night by members of the Mexican military who had crossed the border into Arizona, but the soldiers returned to Mexico without incident when backup agents responded to assist.

Agents assigned to the Border Patrol station at Ajo, Ariz., said the Mexican soldiers crossed the international border in an isolated area about 100 miles southwest of Tucson and pointed rifles at the agent, who was not identified.  …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/08/06/mexican-army-invades-arizona-again/

Oath of office of the President of the United States

“… do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

 

 

 

 Why do we Tolerate Mexican Troop Incursions?

“The men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol guarding the Southern land border come into constant contact with drug and human smugglers, criminals and migrants.  Every so often, they even encounter Mexican military personnel making unauthorized incursions across the border into the United States.

The most recent Mexican military incursion occurred last week on the Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation in Arizona.  According to reports, the Mexican soldiers crossed the border in a military vehicle and held a Border Patrol agent at gunpoint before escaping back to Mexico. …”

“…Building this infrastructure is an important step toward creating a secure and enforceable border.  Indeed, the Department of Homeland Security’s current plan for 370 miles of fencing is a step in that direction.  The agency should be commended as it works to reach its goal.  However, there continues to be a significant need for reinforced fencing in other border areas.  Given the proven success of border fencing in areas like San Diego and Yuma, The Department of Homeland Security should immediately expand fence construction to include the full 700 miles permissible under federal law.

The incursion in Arizona is just one more reason, amongst many others, to implement additional fencing and infrastructure on the border.  With the right effort, we can build on the progress we have made so far and construct 700 miles of new fencing by the end of this year.”

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=28025

Russian Tanks and Troops Invade Georgia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz4m7IFXyPE

‘This Is For America’ Russian Bombs Dropped on Georgia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpCptnT4v5k

Russia invades Georgia 08.08.08

Bush to address Russia crisis at 5:15pm Eastern; Update: “Unacceptable”

By Michelle Malkin

“…Update: Bush…” “Russia has invaded a sovereign neighboring state and threatens a democratic government elected by its people. Such an action is unacceptable in the 21st century,” Bush said a hastily announced statement at the White House.”

***

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/08/11/bush-to-address-russia-crisis-at-515pm-eastern/

Georgia: US warns Russia as fighting continues

“…President George W. Bush said that he had told Vladimir Putin, the Russian Prime Minister, that Moscow’s response to Georgia’s grab for South Ossetia, its breakaway state, had been “disproportionate” and “unacceptable,” and urged that all troops return to the “status quo ante”.

“I was very firm with Vladimir Putin. I expressed my grave concern about the disproportionate response of Russia,” Mr Bush said. “We strongly condemn bombing outside of South Ossetia.”

Dick Cheney, the US vice-president, called the Georgian President, Mikheil Saakashvili, to reassure him that he has the White House’s backing against what he described as a threat to Georgian sovereignty from Russia.

In a statement, Mr Cheney said: “Russian aggression must not go unanswered, and its continuation would have serious consequences for its relations with the United States, as well as the broader international community. …”

“…However, despite the tough talk in public, American diplomats conceded that the US had few options and ruled out military intervention on behalf of Georgia. “We have no good options,” a US National Security Council official told The Daily Telegraph. “We need Russia’s co-operation over Iran and derailing that over a localised conflict in Georgia makes no sense. We just have to hope that diplomacy prevails. The next necessary step is for Russia to respond positively to Georgia’s ceasefire declaration. …”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/georgia/2538244/Georgia-US-warns-Russia-to-back-out-of-conflict.html

Georgia: The First Shot in a New Cold War

By Lance Fairchok

“…As so many times in the past, from the fall of Hungary and Czechoslovakia to Cambodia, Afghanistan and Kuwait, we know that the price of inaction in the face of aggression is tragedy and suffering for countless innocents, a price far above the sacrifice required to meet aggression head on.

The reaction of the US, NATO and the EU will determine the future of not only Georgia, but also every former Soviet republic that has the temerity to form alliances outside of Russia’s control; the Ukraine, the Baltic Republics and other uncooperative nations will experience similar manipulation and intimidation. Most already are. If we let this invasion go unchallenged and end in disaster for Georgia, all our high-minded talk about democracy and freedom will mean nothing. Major Georgy is fighting for the principles we claim to stand for, for the freedom that will allow his people to prosper. Our inaction will be seen as a betrayal, our promises false and our ideals hypocrisy. Vladimir Putin has fired the first shot of a new cold war, the first battle is Georgia and we can be certain there will be many more. …”

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/08/georgia_the_first_shot_in_a_ne.html

War between Russia and Georgia?

By see-dubya

“…When I scanned the headlines this morning this conflict didn’t look that serious. I thought it was Georgia vs. Russian-backed rebels. No, it’s Russia. Captain Ed, Gerard, and Ace’s co-blogger Gabriel Malor all insist this is very serious.

Not much to add from me, but I thought it’s interesting that the Russian media has started churning out propaganda already.

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/08/08/war-between-russia-and-georgia/

Georgia: We must unite to resist Russian aggression

By Denis MacShane

“…At least when Russian tanks rolled into Czechoslovakia exactly 40 years ago they did not shoot to kill. Nor did Russian planes bomb civilians or fly low over European cities to terrify inhabitants. And the Russian invasion of a nominally sovereign republic was covered by finding some local Czech communists who signed a Kremlin-drafted agreement in captivity. …”

“…Into this stewpot, Vladimir Putin has dropped – literally – a bombshell. By ordering a full-scale military invasion of Georgia, he has revealed the true face of his autocratic rule. By flying in person to the scene as if he was field commander-in-chief, he is showing the world that Russia will revert to being a military power willing to bully and threaten its neighbours. …”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2008/08/11/do1104.xml

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McCain Misstep on Vice Presidential Choice–McCain Loses

Posted on August 15, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Economics, Life, Links, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Religion, Video |

Should Senator McCain not choose a conservative/libertarian Republican as his choice for Vice-President, I will not vote for him.

Instead I will vote for former Congressman Bob Barr.

If McCain thinks that movement conservatives have no place to go, he is sadly mistaken.

They will stay home or vote Libertarian.

Senator McCain, should you pick either Senator Joe Lieberman or former Governor Tom Ridge, you will lose.

Stop listening to your staff and talk to your conservative friends–Senator Tom Coburn would be a good place to start.

Build a bridge to the conservative wing of the Republican Party or lose.

The choice is yours.

 

Background Articles and Videos

Kristol: McCain VP choice will make gas prices plummet 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNr_LZpMHqA

 

Joe Lieberman

http://lieberman.senate.gov/

The obligatory ‘Lieberman on McCain’s Short List’ Post

“…Taking Romney or anyone else being vetted would simply be standard politics. But reaching out and choosing a Jewish independent senator closely identified with the Democratic party would definitely be a huge plus for McCain among independents, conservative Democratics, and perhaps even a good percentage of Jewish voters who traditionally vote for the Democrat in overwhelming numbers. But what are Lieberman’s true chances?

Conservative idealogues would hit the roof, no doubt – and for good reason. “Fightin’ Joe” is a big supporter of big labor, big government, and big budgets. He’s against tax cuts and is suspect on drilling. In short, Lieberman is a pretty good canddate for Vice President, alright – but for Obama not McCain. …”

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/08/the_obligatory_lieberman_on_mc.html

 

And the Winner Is…
By Quin Hillyer

http://www.spectator.org/dsp_article.asp?art_id=13564

 

Tom Ridge

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Ridge

 

Tom Coburn

http://coburn.senate.gov/public/

 

Hardball: Tom Ridge, John McCain VP 08/11/08

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOl7wvuAps8 

 

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Greedy Corrupt Politicians and The Global Warming Investment Scam: Pelosi and Pickens Two Step

Posted on August 14, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Books, Climate, Economics, Links, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Resources, Taxes, Technology, Video |

 Nancy Pelosi

Global warming is really a cover story or “fairy tale” for a huge investment and political scam to line the pockets of both politicians of both political parties and the investors in various green and clean alternative energy investments that require huge government subsidies, tax credits, a new cap and trade tax and the use of eminent domain to steal property to make money.

Without these government interventions into the market economy, these investments are at best marginal and at  worse a rip-off of the investors and the American people who must pay taxes that are used to pay for the government subsidies.

Look no further than the current Speaker of House, Nancy Pelosi, and her investment in Clean Energy Fuels Corp promoted by T. Boone Pickens.

Nancy Pelosi is blocking a vote to permit drilling for oil and natural gas both in and off the coasts of the US.

Chairman Pelosi Speaks!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7LFc5XhWCM

If drilling were permitted and more oil and natural gas were found, the increase in supply would lower prices.

This would take one to two years, not ten years.

The new supplies of oil and gas would compete with her private investment in alternative energy!

This woman is a hypocritic, phony, greedy and corrupt.

The American people are facing rising electrical, gasoline, and food prices mainly caused by government regulations preventing the drilling for oil and natural gas in the US and off its coast and government subsidies for ethanol.

Start cleaning up this economic and political scandal by finding a new Speaker of the House.

The Federal government has no role in picking so-called future “winner” technologies nor the best way energy should be produced.

The market rewards investors that can supply energy at affordable prices.

The Federal government should get out of the way.

Time to start drilling for oil and natural gas and building nuclear power plants.

Build 500 nuclear power plants over the next fifty years to supply over 80% of the electrical power needed in the USA with the remainder supplied by hydro, wind and solar power. Both coal and natural gas powered plants would be gradually phased out.

I agree with Pickens that we should have followed the lead of France thirty years ago and continued the building of nuclear plants.

France produces over 80% of its electricity with nuclear power and even exports electrical power.

Unfortunately we listened to the same green environmental socialist nonsense then as well.

For an economy to grow it needs energy from electrical generation to grow as well.

Today over 50% of the electricity in the US is generated by coal and another 20% with natural gas.

Only you can stop socialism in America.

 

 Background Articles and Videos

Pelosi, Pickens plan to pick your pocket
House Speaker, billionaire behind ‘going green’ racket

“TV commercials touting a new clean energy strategy and an environmental ballot measure in California have one thing in common: If they succeed, they’ll make investors – from “big oil” to the U.S. Capitol – a lot of money.

The ads champion Texas oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens’ “Pickens Plan” to move the U.S. from foreign oil dependence to domestically produced wind power and natural gas fuel for automobiles. The plan is touted as a cleaner, more eco-friendly alternative to our current reliance on coal power and gasoline.

The ballot initiative is California’s Proposition 10, known as the California Renewable Energy and Clean Alternative Fuel Act, which would spend $5 billion in California bond money – $10 billion by the time the interest is paid, according to the L.A. Times – to promote natural gas as an cleaner alternative for automobile and truck fuel.

Not surprisingly, the nation’s largest provider of natural gas for transportation, Clean Energy Fuels Corporation, or CLNE,  has a great deal to gain from the adoption of Pickens’ fuel strategy and the passage of Proposition 10. In fact, according to the California Secretary of State website, CLNE has contributed $3,247,250 to supporting Proposition 10′s passage.

CLNE, however, was formerly known as Pickens Fuel after its primary investor, T. Boone Pickens. …” 

“…Now we know what’s been behind the T. Boone Pickens ads all over cable TV, radio, and in print arguing against expanded oil exploration and in favor of wind, solar, and natural gas. He has a substantial economic interest in seeing those technologies funded and promoted as does Nancy “Let them eat cake” Pelosi, who along with T. Boone, has significant vested interests in seeing oil exploration thwarted at every turn and either killed outright or so laden with pork, regulations, and restrictions that it is useless like the “Gang of Ten’s” pork fest monstrosity. What Pickens and Pelosi, partners in greed and fraud, do not realize is that a majority of Americans support not only expanded oil exploration but the development of many other forms of fuel and energy including wind, solar, and natural gas but not exclusively those three in lieu of all others and not at the expense of expanding petroleum resource exploration and development. Even less do taxpayers want to be forced to fund select types of alternative energy especially those that politicians and corporate billionaires have personal vested economic interests in seeing succeed. The federal corn-derived ethanol program crafted for farming state mega agri-businesses and by Washington beltway political whores they bought and paid for, has already proven to be an utter and expensive disaster that not only costs more to produce than its derived economic benefit, but has been demonstrated not to be an economic alternative much less a replacement for petroleum. …”

http://perspectives.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=182930&forum_id=5

 

T. Boone Pickens on Alternative Fuel, Energy and Politics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuWYzRzt3iQ

 

Nancy Pelosi Invests In Energy Scheme and Water Grab By T. Boone Pickens

“…Nancy Pelosi says that she is trying to save the planet and prevent global warming, but the reality is that, according to disclosure statements, in May 2007 she invested in T. Boone Picken’s clean energy fuels corp., CLNE, which is the sole sponsor of a proposal in California to funnel $5 billion in state funds and $5 billion in Federal funs to this corporation which will indirectly help them create a giant wind farm in the Texas panhandle.

An overlooked story in November of 2007 shows that the T. Boone Pickens plan involves the private control of water, which Pickens wants to be able to sell to big cities via giant water pipelines which will be built on land seized under eminent domain.

How did he do this? He did this by pushing through a “water district” which consists of only 8 acres of land and then applying eminent domain to expand that district and seize land from local ranchers which, in the end, puts vital water resources under his private control. …”

http://dontgomovement.com/2008/08/11/nancy-pelosi-invests-in-energy-scheme-and-water-grab-by-t-boone-pickens/

 

Pelosi and the Big Wind Boone-doggle

“…Which brings us to Madame Speaker’s 2007 financial disclosure form. Schedule III lists “Assets and ‘Unearned Income’” of between $100,001-$250,000 from Clean Energy Fuels Corp. — Public Common Stock. Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (CLNE) is a natural gas provider founded by T. Boone Pickens. Yep, that T. Boone Pickens — former oilman turned wind-power evangelist whose ads touting a national wind campaign are now as ubiquitous as Viagra promos. 

Pickens and Pelosi share the same talking points downplaying the need to drill and open up more access to American oil. Instead, the Pickens pie-in-the-sky plan proposes to replace natural gas with wind power in power generation and theoretically free up natural gas for America’s transportation needs.

All well and good in la-la land, but let’s be real about the limitations and costs of wind power. Past and ongoing experience demonstrates the unreliability of wind and the miserably low operating capacity of wind power facilities here and around the world. Depending on wind requires supplemental fossil fuel plants as backup to be turned on and off to compensate for wind power supply shortfalls — nullifying any reductions in carbon dioxide emissions, which are miniscule, according to the National Academy of Sciences. …”

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=28016

 

Boone Pickens on Peak Oil (1 of 2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U3X7_zTPBI&feature=related

 

Boone Pickens on Peak Oil (2 of 2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0tbBenPhLY&feature=related

 

Peak Oil

Peak oil is the point in time when the maximum rate of global petroleum extraction is reached, after which the rate of production enters terminal decline. The concept is based on the observed production rates of individual oil wells, and the combined production rate of a field of related oil wells. The aggregate production rate from an oil field over time appears to grow exponentially until the rate peaks and then declines, sometimes rapidly, until the field is depleted. It has been shown to be applicable to the sum of a nation’s domestic production rate, and is similarly applied to the global rate of petroleum production. It is important to note that peak oil is not about running out of oil, but the peaking and subsequent decline of the production rate of oil. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peak_oil

 

A peek at peak oil

“…If you listen to our self-proclaimed environmental saviors, we’re going to be paying more and more for oil and gasoline, before it disappears entirely. The reason it will disappear is that they’ve made it impossible to drill in our known reserves, or to build new refineries ( “Eco-collectivists’ plot backfires”).

It is, of course, OK if other nations set up drilling equipment just off our 200 mile coastal limit and angle drill into our reserves, ship the oil overseas to be refined into gasoline – and then sell us the product at prices so high only the wealthy can afford to travel beyond their own cave. …”

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?pageId=68600

 

Bosom buddies: Nancy Pelosi and Big Wind

By Michelle Malkin 

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/08/11/bosom-buddies-nancy-pelosi-and-big-wind/

 

Pelosi, Pickens and the Corruption of Green Energy

“…So those T. Boone Pickens “public service announcements” are anything but. They are ads for his company. And with the blatant connivance of Democrat Speaker Pelosi, he’s reaching in your pocket and mine for subsidies for his projects. With literally billions of taxpayer dollars involved, this is corruption on a grand scale; making the government graft in the Mexican oil industry small in comparison.

This is “Teapot Dome” writ large. …”

http://moneyrunner.blogspot.com/2008/08/pelosi-pickens-and-corruption-of-green.html

 

T. Boone Pickens TV Commercial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2bOug1d20c

 

T. Boone Pickens: Longer Explanation of His Plan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Avt8Yo2WE14 

 

T. BOONE PICKENS: USA’s Energy Security (Cong. Testimony)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUeO6iJzQO4

 

Boone Pickens Talks Oil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZffwRfrmOY

 

Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

http://investors.cleanenergyfuels.com/

 

Pickens Plan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickens_Plan

 

Boone Pickens Talks Oil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuS0mIGxRj4

 

T. Boone Pickens

Thomas Boone Pickens, Jr. (born May 22, 1928) is an American business man who chairs the hedge fund BP Capital Management. He was a well-known takeover operator during the 1980s. With an estimated current net worth of about $3 billion, he is ranked by Forbes as the 117th-richest person in America and ranked 369th in the world. Pickens has given more than $700 million away to charity.[1] …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._Boone_Pickens

 

Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Patricia D’Alesandro Pelosi (born March 26, 1940) is the current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Before being elected Speaker in the 110th Congress, she was the House Minority Leader from 2002 to 2007, holding the post during the 107th, 108th, and 109th Congresses.

Since 1987, she has represented the 8th Congressional District of California, which consists of four-fifths of the City and County of San Francisco. The district was numbered as the 5th during Pelosi’s first three terms in the House. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Pelosi

 

“Renewable Fuels”: Nancy Pelosi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JBy8rxu284&feature=related

 

Voters Say ‘Drill’

“Sen. McCain has a great pro-growth plan to slash corporate tax rates, a move that would be a strong tonic for jobs and wages. But he must bolster that plan with a new emphasis on deregulated energy markets that can produce a total portfolio of conventional and non-conventional energy, including major new drilling. He should couple that with a strong-dollar message to curb both energy and non-energy inflation, which is shrinking consumer paychecks and damaging corporate profits.

More oil, more jobs, better wages, and low inflation. That’s a winning GOP message this fall. But what if Sen. Obama gets there first? It’s unlikely, but not out of the question. Either way, voters will move to the candidate who connects with their worries. Right now those worries are up for grabs. …”

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=YzIwMTQzNDIzMzRlY2RjMzk2MTBjMDc5MTM3N2MwM2I=

Nuclear power in France

“In France, as of 2002, Électricité de France (EDF) — the country’s main electricity generation and distribution company — manages the country’s 59 nuclear power plants. As of 2008, these plants produce 87,5% of both EDF’s and France’s electrical power production (of which much is exported),[1] making EDF the world leader in production of nuclear power by percentage. In 2004, 425.8 TWh out of the country’s total production of 540.6 TWh was from nuclear power (78.8%).[1]

France is the world’s largest net exporter of electric power, exporting 18% of its total production (about 100 TWh) to Italy, the Netherlands, Britain, and Germany, and its electricity cost is among the lowest in Europe.[1][2] …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_power_in_France

 

Kerr Discusses Oil prices with Larry Kudlow July 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ux-H9q5mtM

 

Democrats Vote Against Drilling for U.S. Oil – TREASON?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9gr1N8Y-nk&feature=related

 

Bill O’Reilly’s “Drill for Oil or Prepare for a World War”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoIn8sPd01Q&feature=related

 

Nazi Pelosi Silences the Opposition in Congress

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxVXrymo20M&feature=related

 

Bush Lifts Offshore Oil Drilling Ban with Executive Order

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccBVnrJvSek

 

Bush Again Calls for Offshore Oil Drilling

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJnRKTyS6qE

 

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Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP)–The Ultimate Iranian Terrorist Weapon

Posted on August 14, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Books, Economics, Immigration, Links, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Religion, Resources, Science, Taxes, Technology, Video, War | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

 

Electromagnetic Pulse Danger to America from Iran. North Korea launches missile

Newt talks about the threat of a nuclear North Korea

 

 

If Iran launched a missile off the US coast from a freighter that released a electro magnetic pulse (EMP), the damage would be immense. The same is true if the attack was on Israel or Europe.

If Israel expects the Iranian government is on the verge of developing a nuclear weapon, expect an attack immediately. 

Will next Israeli leader attack Iran?

Otherwise, expect that within the next three to twelve months for the US and Israel to take out as much of Iran’s nuclear weapons program as well as radar, missile defense and command and control systems.

A satellite image of Iran's Natanz uranium enrichment facility 

 A satellite image of Iran’s Natanz uranium enrichment facility

 

More talk from the reader.

 

Obama: North Korea Broke the Rules

 

North Korea rocket launch


 

Let  the United Nation handle it.

Sounds like President Obama is back to  voting present again. 

 

 

 Background Articles and Videos

one_second_after

 

William R. Forstchen

“…In March 2009, Forstchen’s latest work “One Second After,” Forge/St. Martin’s books was released. Based upon intensive research and interviews, it examines what might happen in a “typical” American town in the wake of an attack on the United States with “electro-magnetic pulse” (EMP) weapons. Similar in plotting to books such as “On the Beach” and “Alas Babylon,” “One Second After,” is set in a small college town in western North Carolina and is a cautionary tale of the collapse of social order in the wake of an EMP strike. The book has been optioned by Warner Bros. and currently is in development as a feature film. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_R._Forstchen

 

RP Eddy on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom”

 

U.S. Denies Israel Arms for Iran Attack

“…The United States has turned down Israeli requests for military hardware to help it prepare for a possible attack on Iranian nuclear facilities, a frontpage report in Israel’s Haaretz newspaper said on Wednesday.

 

The unsourced report said the Americans had warned Israel against carrying out any such attack and had refused to supply offensive military hardware. Instead they had offered to improve the Jewish state’s defenses against surface-to-surface missiles.

 

Interviewed on Israeli Army Radio, Defence Minister Ehud Barak did not deny the Haaretz story, but refused to discuss it. “It would not be right to talk about these things,” Barak said. …”

http://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/weapons_attack_iran/2008/08/13/121598.html?s=sp&promo_code=67DE-1

The EMP Threat

“…Imagine you’re a terrorist with a single nuclear weapon. You could wipe out the U.S. city of your choice, or you could decide to destroy the infrastructure of the entire U.S. economy and leave millions of Americans to die of starvation or want of medical care.

The latter scenario is the one envisioned by a long-running commission to assess the threat from electromagnetic pulse, or EMP. The subject of its latest, and little discussed, report to Congress is the effect an EMP attack could have on civilian infrastructure. If you’re prone to nightmares, don’t read it before bedtime.

An EMP attack occurs when a nuclear bomb explodes high in the Earth’s atmosphere. The electromagnetic pulse generated by the blast destroys all the electronics in its line of sight. For a bomb detonated over the Midwest, that includes most of the continental U.S. Few, if any, people die in the blast. It’s what comes next that has the potential to be catastrophic. Since an EMP surge wipes out electronics, virtually every aspect of modern American life would come to a standstill. …”

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121824192073426161.html?mod=loomia&loomia_si=t0:a16:g2:r2:c0.228876

 

Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack

http://www.empcommission.org/

 

Congress examines EMP threat
Iran believed to test missiles for attack on U.S.

“More than four years after a stunning report about America’s vulnerability to a nuclear electromagnetic pulse attack was released to Congress, the House Armed Services Committee will hear testimony from the scientist who issued the warning and who believes Iran is pursuing such an option.

William R. Graham, President Reagan’s top science adviser and the chairman of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack, will update the committee Thursday morning.

Graham warned in 2005 that Iran was not only covertly developing nuclear weapons, but was already testing ballistic missiles specifically designed to destroy America’s technical infrastructure with the aim of neutralizing the world’s lone superpower. …” 

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=69056

 

The Real Threat of Electromagnetic Pulse Weapons

American scientists and intelligence experts agree that rogue regimes in other countries are not only covertly developing nuclear weapons, they may already be testing missiles specifically designed to neutralize America’s infrastructure, thereby rendering us powerless.

“…A single nuclear weapon exploded at a high altitude above the continental United States would interact with the Earth’s atmosphere, ionosphere, and magnetic field to produce an electromagnetic pulse, which would create electrical currents in the Earth. One nuclear warhead could cripple the entire country, knocking out electrical power and circuit boards and rendering domestic communications inoperable. EMP effects are both direct—catastrophically affecting electrical systems—and indirect, from the damage that the destroyed electronics controls then inflict on the systems in which they are embedded. Indirect effects from EMPs can be even more disastrous than the direct effects, and can take much longer to correct.

Many scientists, intelligence sources, and western missile industry experts believe that Iran is already testing ballistic EMP missiles designed to render America powerless, effectively neutralizing the world’s lone superpower. The radical Shiite regime has conducted successful tests of ballistic missiles capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and detonating it by remote control while it is still at a high altitude. Intelligence analysts were stunned when Iran openly described the mid-flight detonations of missiles fired from ships on the Caspian Sea. William R. Graham, who served as President Ronald Reagan’s top science advisor, says that the only explanation for such tests is to prepare for the deployment of EMPs. Since the tests have been successful, Iran could possibly have that capability as soon as it has one nuclear bomb ready to aim such a missile. And a strategic ally of Iran, North Korea, already claims to have developed nuclear bomb technology. …”

“…Last month, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security chaired by Arizona Senator John Kyl held a hearing on the EMP threat. The EMP commission, chaired by Dr. William Graham, said that strengthening key infrastructure systems and procuring vital backup equipment such as transformers and generators is both feasible and—compared with the threat—relatively inexpensive.

The report concluded: “The Sept. 11 commission report stated that our biggest failure was one of ‘imagination.’ No one imagined that terrorists would do what they did on Sept. 11. Today few Americans can conceive of the possibility that terrorists could bring our society to its knees by destroying everything we rely on that runs on electricity. But this time we’ve been warned, and we’d better be prepared to respond….”

http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/10-1-2005-77899.asp

 

Electromagnetic bomb

“…An electromagnetic bomb or E-bomb is a weapon designed to disable electronics with an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that can couple with electrical/electronic systems to produce damaging current and voltage surges by electromagnetic induction. The effects are usually not noticeable beyond the blast radius unless the device is nuclear or specifically designed to produce an electromagnetic pulse.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_bomb

 

ELECTROMAGNETIC BOMB

A WEAPON OF ELECTRONIC MASS DESTRUCTION
WRITTEN BY CARLO KOPP, DEFENSE ANALYST, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

“…Commercial computer equipment is particularly vulnerable to EMP effects, as it is largely built up of high density Metal Oxide Semiconductor (MOS) devices, which are very sensitive to exposure to high voltage transients. What is significant about MOS devices is that very little energy is required to permanently wound or destroy them, any voltage in typically in excess of tens of Volts can produce an effect termed gate breakdown which effectively destroys the device. Even if the pulse is not powerful enough to produce thermal damage, the power supply in the equipment will readily supply enough energy to complete the destructive process. Wounded devices may still function, but their reliability will be seriously impaired. Shielding electronics by equipment chassis provides only limited protection, as any cables running in and out of the equipment will behave very much like antennae, in effect guiding the high voltage transients into the equipment.

Computers used in data processing systems, communications systems, displays, industrial control applications, including road and rail signalling, and those embedded in military equipment, such as signal processors, electronic flight controls and digital engine control systems, are all potentially vulnerable to the EMP effect.

Other electronic devices and electrical equipment may also be destroyed by the EMP effect. Telecommunications equipment can be highly vulnerable, due to the presence of lengthy copper cables between devices. Receivers of all varieties are particularly sensitive to EMP, as the highly sensitive miniature high frequency transistors and diodes in such equipment are easily destroyed by exposure to high voltage electrical transients. Therefore radar and electronic warfare equipment, satellite, microwave, UHF, VHF, HF and low band communications equipment and television equipment are all potentially vulnerable to the EMP effect.

It is significant that modern military platforms are densely packed with electronic equipment, and unless these platforms are well hardened, an EMP device can substantially reduce their function or render them unusable.  …”

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread59555/pg1 

 

Russia Threatens Nuclear Strike AGAIN TODAY

http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=y5HU58r2gnU

 

Russian helps build nuclear reactor in Iran

http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=H9NNXxayRiI

 

The US, Russia, and Iran’s Nuclear Program

http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=XboFwfD5hGQ

 

Jack Matlock: Russia, USA, Nuclear Weapons

http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=7J7LMiQXAYU

 

Electromagnetic pulse attack – Future weapons serial

 

Electromagnetic Pulse Attack Threat Raised in US Congress!

 

EMP Pt 1


 

EMP Pt 2

 

Iran missile test 9 July 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtMJ5msDa4c&feature=related

 

Bomb Iran But Do Not Obliterate Them. Destroy Missiles


 

United States Security and the Strategic Landscape


 

Gingrich sees Iran threat

to U.S. like Nazi Germany
Ex-speaker latest official to raise alarm
on threat of nuclear EMP attack by Tehran

“…Gingrich concluded that: 

  • Iran is the most dangerous regime in the world and the “single most urgent threat to American national security.” 
  • The threat can only be understood in the context of “The Long War Against the Irreconcilable Wing of Islam, which is a worldwide war in which the United States and its allies are unavoidably engaged, and in which the U.S. has active campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan.” 
  • The U.S. cannot be held hostage or rendered impotent by delays of international bureaucracies in dealing with the threat posed by Iran. 
  • One key to preventing or degrading the Iranian nuclear threat is persuading Russia to stop helping Tehran. 
  • The U.S. has no option but to seek regime change in Iran.

Gingrich said there are reasons to believe Iran “is testing the capability to launch a surprise attack on the United States from a merchant ship of our coasts.” …”

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=47501

 

The EMP Threat: ElectroMagnetic Pulse Warfare

By J.R. Dunn

“…It would also be wise to implement some of the recommendations of the EMP
commission, including stockpiling spare parts for critical machinery and looking into reports that the military has, since the Cold War, been sliding on equipment requirements. (Individuals can also take steps to protect their personal data, an effort which, with items such as flash drives,?is getting cheaper all the time. A flash drive stored well away from any external electrical lines would very likely survive an EMP strike.)

Above all, we can’t allow the problem to slip past without being addressed, always a danger in a confusing and urgent time. Threats have a way of sneaking up on democracies. Back in the 70s, an American president, on the promise of the Soviet premier that no aerial attack would be carried out on the U.S., decided to shut down the Aerospace Defense Command and its U.S. Army equivalent responsible for air defense of the country. The bases were closed, the assets either scrapped or turned over to the National Guard. Two decades later, on a fine morning in September, there were no alert squadrons, long—range interceptors, or surface—to—air missiles to defend New York and Washington.?

The president’s name was Jimmy Carter. We can do better. …”

http://www.americanthinker.com/2006/04/the_emp_threat_electromagnetic.html

 

The Electromagnetic Pulse Commission Warns of an Old Threat with a New Face

by Jack Spencer

Backgrounder #1784

“…Protecting the United States against the evolving EMP threat will require a mix of active defenses, passive defenses, and policy changes. Specifically, the United States should:

  • Develop a clear policy about how it will respond to an EMP attack;
  • Assess which assets of the nation’s power grid and telecommunications infrastructure are most critical to the overall system;
  • Harden those critical assets against EMP;
  • Retrofit at least a portion of U.S. military assets to protect against EMP;
  • Engineer EMP protections into a greater percentage of future military capabilities; and
  • Deploy an effective ballistic missile defense. …”

http://www.heritage.org/Research/NationalSecurity/bg1784.cfm

 

Nuclear Weapon EMP Effects

“A high-altitude nuclear detonation produces an immediate flux of gamma rays from the nuclear reactions within the device. These photons in turn produce high energy free electrons by Compton scattering at altitudes between (roughly) 20 and 40 km. These electrons are then trapped in the Earth’s magnetic field, giving rise to an oscillating electric current. This current is asymmetric in general and gives rise to a rapidly rising radiated electromagnetic field called an electromagnetic pulse (EMP). Because the electrons are trapped essentially simultaneously, a very large electromagnetic source radiates coherently.

The pulse can easily span continent-sized areas, and this radiation can affect systems on land, sea, and air. The first recorded EMP incident accompanied a high-altitude nuclear test over the South Pacific and resulted in power system failures as far away as Hawaii. A large device detonated at 400–500 km over Kansas would affect all of CONUS. The signal from such an event extends to the visual horizon as seen from the burst point. …”

http://www.fas.org/nuke/intro/nuke/emp.htm

 

Iran may be developing electromagnetic pulse weapons

“…There’s no shortage of talk over Iran’s nuclear ambitions.  Israel has said point-blank that it would not hesitate to attack Iran (again) if Tehran continues with a weapons program, and both presidential candidates in the United States have said that Iran is dangerous and shouldn’t have nuclear capabilities.  However, the real threat has largely not been discussed by the media in the US.  A report issued in April by the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack notes that an EMP attack could be one of the most devastating types of attack against US military and civilians assets, and wreak havoc on the economy – without requiring a very sophisticated nuclear weapon.

Dr. William Graham, who heads the panel, has noted that recent missile tests by Iran have been suspciously different from past ones. In a private conference last weekend, Dr. Graham outlined the evidence.  Among other issues, Iran has detoned warheads at the top of the missile’s vertical range, or apogee – where the curvature of the Earth would not block the maximum broadcast of an EMP signal. …”

“…The most likely user of a weapon like this would likely be a terrorist group that does not fear reprisal, or as with al-Qaeda, one whose stated goal is to generate conflicts between the West and the rest of the world.  Of course, the military has been designing weapons to handle EMP for decades.  Civilians can also do this, if they so choose.  Click here for an Army manual on EMP shielding . …”

http://conservativepulse.com/home/2008/07/iran-may-be-developing-electromagnetic-pulse-weapons/

 

ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE RISKS AND TERRORISM

“…”Briefly, a single nuclear weapon exploded at high altitude above the United States will interact with the Earth’s atmosphere, ionosphere and magnetic field to produce an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) radiation down to the Earth and additionally create electrical currents in the Earth,” said the report. “EMP effects are both direct and indirect. The former are due to electrical systems, and the latter arise from the damage that ‘shocked’ – upset, damaged and destroyed – electronics controls then inflict on the systems in which they are embedded. The indirect effects can be even more severe than the direct effects.”

The EMP threat is not a new one considered by U.S. defense planners. The Soviet Union had experimented with the idea as a kind of super-weapon against the U.S.

“What is different now is that some potential sources of EMP threats are difficult to deter – they can be terrorist groups that have no state identity, have only one or a few weapons and are motivated to attack the U.S. without regard for their own safety,” explains the commission report. “Rogue states, such as North Korea and Iran, may also be developing the capability to pose an EMP threat to the United States and may also be unpredictable and difficult to deter.” …”

http://www.unitedstatesaction.com/emp-terror.htm

 

Electromagnetic pulse 

“The term electromagnetic pulse (EMP) has the following meanings:

  1. electromagnetic radiation from an explosion (especially a nuclear explosion) or an intensely fluctuating magnetic field caused by Compton-recoil electrons and photoelectrons from photons scattered in the materials of the electronic or explosive device or in a surrounding medium. The resulting electric and magnetic fields may couple with electrical/electronic systems to produce damaging current and voltage surges. See Electromagnetic bomb for details on the damages resulting to electronic devices. The effects are usually not noticeable beyond the blast radius unless the device is nuclear or specifically designed to produce an electromagnetic shockwave.
  2. A broadband, high-intensity, short-duration burst of electromagnetic energy. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_pulse

 

Iran military journal eyes
nuclear EMP attack on U.S.
High-altitude missile detonation could be
launched from ship, warn top scientists

“In the latest evidence Iran is seriously planning an unconventional pre-emptive nuclear strike against the U.S., an Iranian military journal has publicly considered the idea of launching an electromagnetic pulse attack as the key to defeating the world’s lone superpower.

Congress was warned of Iran’s plans last month by Peter Pry, a senior staffer with the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse Attack in a hearing of Sen. John Kyl’s subcommittee on terrorism, technology and homeland security. …”

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=44017

 

EMP and the Unfought Victory

By Timothy Birdnow

“…An EMP attack does not require pinpoint accuracy; it requires height!  The higher the device is when it detonates, the greater the area affected. Energetic particles affect anything within line of site, and is also carried by the Earth`s magnetic field, increasing the range of damage. A missile fired at America doesn`t need a fancy guidance system.

Such an attack would be devastating to a nation that uses computers and sophisticated electronics, such as the United States. All cash registers are computers, all bank accounting systems, all credit systems, etc. would be affected.  Electricity will be down, so there will be no gasoline available.  This won`t matter, since none of the cars will work (all modern cars are regulated by microcomputers). There will be no planes flying (outside of some military aircraft) since there will be no guidance or control, and no fuel.  Ditto trains.  Water pumps won`t run, so people will go thirsty.  The services we take for granted will fail.  How long before panic sets in?

Even if an EMP strike should only hit the West Coast, the disaster would be catastrophic; the United States electric grid is divided into three segments, and this strike will more than likely take the entire western power grid completely out.  It’s going to be very hard to maintain order with no running water in the arid western United States! Farmers will lose their crops, the sick and elderly will die without air conditioning, and other electricity—dependent services. …”

http://www.americanthinker.com/2006/07/emp_and_the_unfought_victory.html

 

Electromagnetic Pulse-From Chaos To A Manageable Solution
AUTHOR Major M. CaJohn, USMC

“…IV.  Conclusions:  EMP can be defeated.  The military has a sound
and viable program in its strategic communications systems and
weapons; however, the military must emphasize an EMP training and
field expedient program in its tactical communications systems until
EMP hardened equipment is procured.  The civilian sector has no EMP
program and must get one to ensure it can survive an EMP
environment.
V.  Recommendations:  Military leaders must stress and implement an
EMP training and field expedient technique program.  The military
must continue to procure strategic and tactical equipment that is EMP
hardened.  Government agencies must encourage our civilian sector to
build new communications systems that will withstand an EMP
environment. …”

http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/report/1988/CM2.htm

 

ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE THREATS TO U.S. MILITARY AND CIVILIAN INFRASTRUCTURE

http://superconductors.org/emp-bomb.htm
http://www.unitedstatesaction.com/emp-terror.htm
http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/future-weapons-emp-bomb.html
http://www.electronics-related.com/usenet/design/show/98485-1.php
http://www.janes.com/articles/Janes-Strategic-Weapon-Systems/EMP-Bomb-Australia.html
http://commdocs.house.gov/committees/security/has197010.000/has197010_1.htm

 

 

NUCLEAR WEAPONS EFFECTS TECHNOLOGY

http://www.fas.org/irp/threat/mctl98-2/p2sec06.pdf

 

Engineering and Design – Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) and Tempest Protection for Facilities Proponent: CEMP-ET

http://www.fas.org/nuke/intro/nuke/emp/toc.htm

 

E-Bombs And Terrorists: September 2001 Cover Story

In the blink of an eye, electromagnetic bombs could throw civilization back 200 years. And terrorists can build them for $400.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/defense/1281421.html

LOL or COL

Snake Plissken shuts down the earth.

 

Will Israel bomb Iran? Part 1 of 6


 

Will Israel bomb Iran? Part 2 of 6

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JquTtSl6d8Q

Will Israel bomb Iran? Part 3 of 6 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBrW0YsG20A&feature=related

 

Will Israel bomb Iran? Part 4 of 6

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFvtq3TLRA8&feature=related   

 

 

Will Israel bomb Iran? Part 5 of 6

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKLvEr9jZSg&feature=related  

 

Will Israel bomb Iran? Part 6 of 6

 

 

 

Glen Beck: Israel says war with Iran may now be “unavoidable”

 

 

 

 

 

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Obama’s Vice-Presidential Running Mate–Al Gore?

Posted on August 12, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Climate, Economics, Immigration, Life, Links, People, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Science, Taxes, Technology, Video |

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The Annointed One, Barack Obama, needs to pick a vice-presidential running mate.

He needs an experienced and older person who could unite the Democratic Party–a white southerner with foreign policy experience.

Senator Hillary Clinton has been ruled out.  They lack the necessary chemistry.

Rumor has it that the announcement to the fat cat big buck supporters will be later this week.

Will it be Clinton, Biden, Bayh or the Big Guy–Al Gore.

And the winner is–Al Gore.

Makes perfect sense to me.

Two  eco-socialistist–watemelons–green on the outside and red on the inside.

George Soros would approve.

Obama needs to short-circuit any last minute convention push by the Clintons to wrestle the nomination away from Senator Obama or demand that she be the Vice-Pesident candidate.

So, Big Al, which will it be?

Money or Power.

Oh no, Big Al went for the gold and just said NO.

And the winner is– Senator Evan Bayh–Hoosier Ethanol Man–HE MAN!

The corn porn twins–two shills for the ethanol lobby.

Bought and paid for by the ethanol gang.

Bush, Obama, Bayh–all bought and paid for by the ethanol lobby.

As bread, milk, meat, and corn prices rise, thank your political elites for this failed government intervention.

Now you know why he is so opposed to drilling–it would lower the price of gasoline.

Ethanol needs higher priced gasoline to justify its very existence.

This is neither hope nor change– unless you mean Obama is hopeless and a change for the worse.

Vote Obama/Bayh 2008–if you like even higher food and gasoline prices.

Sounds like one loser and one hoosier.

Just a Chicago machine hack politician.

Only you can prevent socialism in America.

 

Myth: Corn Ethanol is Great

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9QQcP_Y1II

 

The Energy Debate: Just the Facts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2X_fTtDiHQ

 

A Declaration of Energy Independence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRNVK_-w7-c

 

Background Articles and Videos

 

Barack Obama lists criteria for vice president

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZQaqAiScGQ

 

Obama – Clinton Ticket: Obama Talks About VP Decision

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCf03uKWrSQ

 

Evan Bayh addresses Indiana about the Presidential Election

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk-m6uJt5cI&eurl=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bil-browning/obama-will-name-bayh-his_b_116752.html

 

Evan Bayh Discusses the Gates Hearings on MSNBC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXjXGFTx0Kw

 

Obama Will Name Bayh his VP Choice on Wednesday

“…I’m going to put my neck out on theObamaBayh08.jpg line by making a prediction. Barack Obama will announce his vice-presidential choice Wednesday morning. It will be Indiana Senator Evan Bayh.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bil-browning/obama-will-name-bayh-his_b_116752.html

 

Obama camp: Sign up to know VP choice first

” In a highly unusual move, Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama’s campaign manager has sent e-mails to supporters offering them the chance “to be the first to know his choice” of a vice presidential running mate.

The e-mail, distributed in the name of David Plouffe, says the Illinois senator “is about to make one of the most important decisions of this campaign — choosing a running mate.

“You have helped build this movement from the bottom up, and Barack wants you to be the first to know his choice. …”

http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-08-11-obama-vp_N.htm 

Obama VP Choice Imminent

“Subscribers to Barack Obama’s campaign website received an email today offering an automated email or cell phone text message announcing his VP choice – supposedly before anyone else finds out:

Dear XXXXX –

Be the First to Know Barack Obama is about to make one of the most important decisions of this campaign — choosing a running mate.

You have helped build this movement from the bottom up, and Barack wants you to be the first to know his choice.

Sign up today to be the first to know:

http://my.barackobama.com/vp

http://news.aol.com/political-machine/2008/08/10/obama-vp-choice-imminent/

Obama To Announce VP Through Text

“…With the presidential election less than three months away, the missing piece of the puzzle is who will be the vice presidential nominees. Barack Obama recently said he’ll be announcing his nominee in a way that might make some say OMG!

Obama will name his vice-presidential candidate through text and e-mail. A text to supporters read:

Barack will announce his VP candidate choice through txt msg between now & the Conv. Tell everyone to text VP to 62262 to be the first to know! …”

http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2008/08/obama_to_announ.html

 

Bayh Would Be a Mistake as Obama’s VP

“…Before his election to the Senate, Bayh was elected in 1988 to the first of two terms as Governor of Indiana, where he established the state as one of the strongest, most financially secure economies in the nation. “Mr. Bayh’s record,” reported the Wall Street Journal in 1992, “is one of a genuinely fiscally conservative Democrat.” Stressing fiscal responsibility, lower taxes, job creation and lean government, Bayh’s list of achievements include: eight years without raising taxes; the greatest single tax cut and largest budget surplus in state history; national leadership in moving people from welfare to work; more dollars for schools every year; high academic standards and new college opportunities for all, including low-income students; more than 350,000 new jobs; tougher laws on crime; and improved environmental quality.

Bayh was born in Shirkieville, Indiana. He graduated with honors in business economics from Indiana University in 1978, and received his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1981. After clerking for a federal court judge and entering private law practice in Indianapolis, he was elected Indiana’s Secretary of State in 1986, the first of Bayh’s five statewide victories.

Senator Bayh counts as his most important role and greatest responsibility a position he assumed in November 1995: proud father of twin sons Beau and Nick – a joy he shares daily with his wife, Susan.

http://current.com/items/89176133_bayh_would_be_a_mistake_as_obama_s_vp

 

Obama Top Ten Worst VP choices

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h40ECOrwUjU&feature=related

 

Barack Obama begins search for VP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2ZAIeUem4k

 

Obama VP? Al Gore travels via PRIVATE JET Charter!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq0IxwBKLFQ

 

Obama: Higher Oil Prices Are Good? What???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gehaf7_TBAs

 

Obama on Oil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93XpX3msU4E&NR=1

 

Biofuel scam: Reality check on ethanol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrUGWxFRalU

 

Corn-fed Obama

By Michelle Malkin

“He’s in the tank for ethanol.

Same old, same old. …” 

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/06/23/corn-fed-obama/

 

Corn Porn

“The act of sticking corn up some one’s ass or other region.”

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=corn+porn

 

Pitfalls of Ethanol Fuel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_syYtcy69E

 

CNN Tech : Biofuel : Good Or Bad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AipczhMcDkY&feature=related

 

Global Pulse: Biofuel – Another Flawed Policy?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Hg5eo8NCvs&feature=related

 

Is Obama a Shill for the Ethanol Lobby?

“…It may not be surprising that any politician from Illinois, the United States’ second largest corn-producing state, supports ethanol, but in Senator Obama’s case, this does come as a bit of a shock. I don’t like to inject EcoModder into political discussions very often, but when it comes down to our possible future president and his views on ethanol as a future fuel source, it’s important that we all be informed.

The reason I say that I am a little shocked by Obama’s support of ethanol  is that, however you feel about the man, you have to admit he is usually aware of the popular opinion held by those considered to be experts of whatever field. Those experts, at least the ones concerned with the economy and the environment, tend to believe that corn-based ethanol production isn’t exactly a winner. The main supporters of corn-based ethanol are, after all, farm lobbyists. One just doesn’t expect Obama, with his strong stances on lobbyists and special interests, to be one to buy into the mega-farm corn lobbying. …”

http://ecomodder.com/blog/2008/06/30/is-obama-a-shill-for-the-ethanol-lobby/

 

Obama Camp Closely Linked With Ethanol

“…Mr. Obama is running as a reformer who is seeking to reduce the influence of special interests. But like any other politician, he has powerful constituencies that help shape his views. And when it comes to domestic ethanol, almost all of which is made from corn, he also has advisers and prominent supporters with close ties to the industry at a time when energy policy is a point of sharp contrast between the parties and their presidential candidates.

In the heart of the Corn Belt that August day, Mr. Obama argued that embracing ethanol “ultimately helps our national security, because right now we’re sending billions of dollars to some of the most hostile nations on earth.” America’s oil dependence, he added, “makes it more difficult for us to shape a foreign policy that is intelligent and is creating security for the long term.”

Nowadays, when Mr. Obama travels in farm country, he is sometimes accompanied by his friend Tom Daschle, the former Senate majority leader from South Dakota. Mr. Daschle now serves on the boards of three ethanol companies and works at a Washington law firm where, according to his online job description, “he spends a substantial amount of time providing strategic and policy advice to clients in renewable energy.” …” 

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/23/us/politics/23ethanol.html?_r=1&pagewanted=1&hp&oref=slogin

 

Ethanol
How Are the Costs of Food & Energy Related? Join Chevron’s Discussion.

“…Ethanol contains water that distillation cannot remove. As such, it can cause major damage to automobile engines not specifically designed to burn ethanol. The water content of ethanol also risks pipeline corrosion and thus must be shipped by truck, rail car or barge. These are far more expensive than pipelines.

Ethanol is 20 to 30 percent less efficient than gasoline, making it more expensive per highway mile. It takes 450 pounds of corn to produce the ethanol to fill one SUV tank. That’s enough corn to feed one person for a year. Plus, it takes more than one gallon of fossil fuel — oil and natural gas — to produce one gallon of ethanol. After all, corn must be grown, fertilized, harvested and trucked to ethanol producers — all of which are fuel-using activities. And it takes 1,700 gallons of water to produce one gallon of ethanol. On top of all this, if our total annual corn output were put to ethanol production, it would reduce gasoline consumption by 10 or 12 percent.

Ethanol is so costly it wouldn’t make it in a free market. That’s why Congress has enacted major ethanol subsidies, about $1.05 to $1.38 a gallon, which is no less than a tax on consumers. In fact, there’s a double tax — one in ethanol subsidies and another in handouts to corn farmers to the tune of $9.5 billion in 2005 alone. …”

http://robertd.wordpress.com/2008/03/11/more-evidence-against-ethanol/

 

The Energy Challenge

Springtime for Ethanol

“…The Renewable Fuels Association, the ethanol industry’s major lobbyist, works out of cramped offices that it shares with a lawyer near Capitol Hill. Pictures of ethanol plants from its 61 board members hang everywhere. “We’re about to run out of wall space,” said Bob Dinneen, the association’s president.

The association may only have six staff members but it is now bursting with energy, a far cry from the early days when its founder, a South Dakota farm boy who was convinced America needed to break the stranglehold of foreign oil, quit in frustration after four years.

After three decades of surviving mostly on tax subsidies, the industry is poised tonight to get its biggest endorsement from on high that it has a long-term future as a home-grown alternative to gasoline. …”

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/23/washington/23ethanol.html

 

Ethanol Scam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYxD9VIH4L8&feature=related

 

Van Jones: Ethanol raises food prices, hurts the poor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO-086bZ4Ow

 

Heritage In Focus: Ethanol and Higher Gas Prices

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-fa8np2d1g

 

Gold In Those Corn Fields (CBS News)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxhKfvo1lyk&feature=related

 

Understanding The Rising Cost of Food

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI4OobywtVk&feature=related

 

The Obama Left

By J.R. Dunn

“…The American left can be divided into three distinct strands, each with its own characteristics, identifiers, and methods of operation: the wimp left, the weird left, and the hard left. …” 

“…The extraordinary thing about Barack Obama is that he’s intimately connected to all these factions in a way that may never quite have been the case before. The wacko left is represented by Jeremiah Wright and James P. Meeks, with their AIDS conspiracies and related yarns, and ACORN, the leftist fringe group for which Obama served as attorney for many years. The hard left is represented by his Marxist mentor Frank Marshall Davis,   http://www.aim.org/aim%1ecolumn/obamas%1ecommunist%1ementor/  who introduced Obama to left-wing politics at an early age, Fr. Michael Pfleger, an advocate of “liberation theology”, the application of Marxism to Christianity, and former Weatherman Bill Ayers, who was contending that America could be set right by a few bombs as late as September 11, 2001.   

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/06/the_obama_left.html 

 

Senator Birch Bayah

“Before his election to the Senate, Bayh was elected in 1988 to the first of two terms as Governor of Indiana, where he established the state as one of the strongest, most financially secure economies in the nation. “Mr. Bayh’s record,” reported the Wall Street Journal in 1992, “is one of a genuinely fiscally conservative Democrat.” Stressing fiscal responsibility, lower taxes, job creation and lean government, Bayh’s list of achievements include: eight years without raising taxes; the greatest single tax cut and largest budget surplus in state history; national leadership in moving people from welfare to work; more dollars for schools every year; high academic standards and new college opportunities for all, including low-income students; more than 350,000 new jobs; tougher laws on crime; and improved environmental quality.

Bayh was born in Shirkieville, Indiana. He graduated with honors in business economics from Indiana University in 1978, and received his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1981. After clerking for a federal court judge and entering private law practice in Indianapolis, he was elected Indiana’s Secretary of State in 1986, the first of Bayh’s five statewide victories.

Senator Bayh counts as his most important role and greatest responsibility a position he assumed in November 1995: proud father of twin sons Beau and Nick – a joy he shares daily with his wife, Susan….”

 http://bayh.senate.gov/

Hoosiers

“…The first recorded instance of Hoosier meaning “Indiana resident” is dated 1826; however, it seems possible that senses of the word recorded later in the Dictionary of Americanisms, including “a big, burly, uncouth specimen or individual; a frontiersman, countryman, rustic,” reflect the kind of use this word had before it settled down in Indiana. As a nickname, Hoosier was but one of a variety of disparaging terms for the inhabitants of particular states arising in the early 19th century. Texans were called Beetheads, for example; Alabamans were Lizards; Nebraskans were Bug-eaters; South Carolinians were Weasels, and Pennsylvanians were Leatherheads. People in Missouri might have had it worst of allthey were called Pukes. …”

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Hoosier

Evan Bayh Announces Exploratory Committee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkPL-XBXNTs

 

Bayh: Obama did not flip-flop

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhaQzp6npd8

 

Facebook Evan Bayh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5simm9FalM&feature=related

 

Evan Bayh

Birch Evans Bayh III (commonly known as Evan Bayh) (pronounced /ˈbaɪ/, like “bye”) (born December 26, 1955) is an American politician who has served as the junior U.S. Senator from Indiana since 1999 and earlier served as Governor of Indiana. He is a member of the Democratic Party, and is generally considered a centrist. He recently has stated that he would accept, if offered, the vice-presidential position with presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama for the 2008 general election.[1]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evan_Bayh

Barack Obama Inc.:

The birth of a Washington machine

By Ken Silverstein

“…And indeed Obama has delivered for his constituents—for social activists, but also for business groups whose demands are invariably more costly. Although this is not the place to review the full history of ethanol, it’s beyond dispute that it survives only because members of Congress from farm states, whether liberal or conservative, have for decades managed to win billions of dollars in federal subsidies to underwrite its production. It is not, of course, family farmers who primarily benefit from the program but rather the agribusiness giants such as Illinois-based Aventine Renewable Energy and Archer Daniels Midland (for which ethanol accounts for just 5 percent of its sales but an estimated 23 percent of its profits). Ethanol production, as Tad Patzek of UC Berkeley’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering wrote in a report this year, is based on “the massive transfer of money from the collective pocket of the U.S. taxpayers to the transnational agricultural cartel.”

Since arriving on Capitol Hill, Obama has been as assiduous as any member of Congress in promoting ethanol. He has introduced a number of measures that benefit the industry—such as the “Obama Amendment” that offered oil companies a 50 percent tax credit for building stations that offer E85 fuel—and voted for the corporate-welfare-laden 2005 energy bill, which offered billions in subsidies to ethanol producers as well as lavish incentives for developing cars that run on alternative fuels.

22. ADM has apparently not contributed money to Obama, but during his first year in office he traveled on the company’s private jets at least twice. All told, Obama took twenty-three flights on corporate planes; after some atypically bad press for accepting the flights, Obama imposed a ban at his office on privately subsidized travel.  

Meanwhile, Obama, Durbin, and three other farm-state senators opposed a proposal this year by the Bush Administration to lower stiff tariffs on cheaper sugarcane-based ethanol from Brazil and other countries. To lower such tariffs, the senators suggested, would leave the nation dangerously dependent on foreign ethanol. “Our focus must be on building energy security through domestically produced renewable fuels,” wrote the senators in a letter to Bush. That Obama would lend his name to such an argument—with its dubious implication that Brazilian ethanol is a national-security liability comparable to Saudi crude—indicates that he is at least as interested in protecting domestic producers of ethanol as he is in weaning America from imported petroleum. …”

 http://www.harpers.org/archive/2006/11/0081275

McCain opposes farm bill and ethanol subsidies backed by Obama, risks losing key Midwest votes

His Democratic rival, Barack Obama, is making a more traditional regional pitch: He favors the farm bill approved by Congress this year and subsidies for the Midwest-based ethanol industry. McCain instead has promised to open new markets abroad for farmers to export their commodities. …”

http://www.startribune.com/politics/national/president/26333034.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUUJ

 

The Galbraith Effect?

By Thomas Sowell

“…Despite an impressive political machine and a huge image makeover this year to turn a decades-long, divisive grievance-promoting activist into someone who is supposed to unite us all and lead us into the promised land of “change,” little glimpses of the truth keep coming out.

The elitist sneers at people who believe in religion and who own guns, the Americans who don’t speak foreign languages and the views of the “typical white person,” are all like rays of light that show through the cracks in Obama’s carefully crafted image.

The overwhelming votes for Obama in some virtually all-white states show that many Americans are ready to move beyond race. But Obama himself wants to have it both ways, by attributing racist notions to the McCain camp that has never made race an issue.

The problem with clever people is that they don’t know when to stop being clever– and Senator Obama is a very clever man, perhaps “too clever by half” as the British say. But maybe he can’t keep getting by with glittering generalities, any more than Galbraith could. …”

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/08/the_galbraith_effect.html

 

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The American People: Start Drilling and Control The Border. When? Now!

Posted on August 9, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Climate, Economics, Immigration, Links, People, Politics, Rants, Raves, Resources, Science, Taxes, Technology, Video |

The American people are clearly telling the American elites of both political parties that they are feed up with rising gasoline and food prices and the flood of illegal aliens and drugs into their communities.

The American people want action in the form of allowing the immediate drilling for oil and gas both within and off the US coasts.

When? Now.

3 Ways to Lower Gas Prices

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOpcPfAarjY

Release one half of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

When? Now.

Stop all subsidies and tax credits to produce ethanol.

 When? Now.

The American people want the entire double fence and road completed and patrolled by the U.S. Border Patrol and if need be the National Guard and US Army and Air Force as well.

When? Now.

Real Change in Immigration – Newt Gingrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXgqwuPuawU

 

Border Security and Illegal Immigration – Newt Gingrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9JxGh4-SpA

 

Any Representative or Senator that refuses to vote for these required actions should be voted out of office–both Democrats and Republicans.

Such politicians clearly support the importation of illegal aliens and drugs into the US.

They are bought and paid for.

They betray their oath of office and are corrupt.

I now assume that any politician, no matter what their party affiliation, that favors open borders and amnesty is being paid off by the drug cartels and businesses that employ criminal aliens. They are aidding and abetting crime and are themselves law breakers that should be thrown out of office and prosecuted. The rot starts at the top.

Vote them out of office.

Mexican troops cross U.S. Border 08/08/08

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oafn5CfL2LU

 

Glenn Beck – Border agent outgunned by mexican army!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzISaq5jpzw

 

Mexican Soldiers Cross the Border Into America

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvqXo7hNkeQ

Time for the surge troops that have already returned home to be redeployed along the U.S. southern border.

Time for new leadership and a strategy–send for General David Petraeus.

Time for action not talk. 

 

Background Articles and Videos

 

Glenn Beck interviews Ann Coulter, August 4, 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNgFXWbDSiE&feature=related

 

Global Pulse – 08/07/08: Border Drug War

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZkDNKo6ojk

 

Followup on the Mexican Army’s latest incursion

“Mexican soldiers holding a Border Patrol agent at gunpoint on American soil is a big deal, and some more statements and commentary are starting to come down about it. Whereas yesterday the State Department was wondering what happened, another spokesman is dismissing the incident as a “misunderstanding“.

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/08/07/followup-on-the-mexican-armys-latest-incursion/

 

Lou Dobbs – Drug Wars on the US Border

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiBIqiIe-Wo

 

Lou Dobbs – Sanctuary Cities Under Fire

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVd6ZeLt68M&feature=user

 

Mexico battles illegal drug trade – 18 July 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac3XjETWDfA

 

US Mexico border drug war

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC1ZEG5C1VY&feature=related

 

Glenn Beck: Zeta Gang Takes Control of Border

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb4fXpBibEs&feature=related

 

Video Shocker: U.S. Border Patrol Agents Attacked

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKMgPN_ZRPA&feature=related

 

Mexican Drug Cartel Threatens to Kill Texas News Reporters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z9K-UbN3Ms&feature=related

Zogby Poll: 74% Support Off-Shore Oil Drilling in U.S. Coastal Waters

Telephone survey finds 59% of likely voters favor drilling in ANWR; 25% of undecideds would be more likely to support McCain because he favors off-shore drilling

http://www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=1519

 

President Bush at press conference on oil, economy, and Iraq

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGC4MuFrp2s

Poll: 74 percent support offshore oil drilling in U.S.

“Three in four likely voters – 74 percent – support offshore drilling for oil in U.S. coastal waters and more than half (59 percent) also favor drilling for oil in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge, a new Zogby International telephone poll shows.

A majority of likely voters across the political spectrum support offshore oil drilling, with vast majorities of Republicans (90 percent) and independents (75 percent) in favor of drilling for oil off U.S. coastal waters more than half of Democrats (58 percent) also said they favor offshore drilling. Republicans (80 percent) and political independents (57 percent) are much more likely to favor drilling for oil in ANWR than Democrats (40 percent).

The telephone survey of 1,113 likely voters nationwide was conducted June 12-14, and carries a margin of error of plus or minus 3.0 percentage points.  …”

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2008/jun/26/poll-74-percent-support-offshore-oil-drilling-us/

 

67% Support Offshore Drilling, 64% Expect it Will Lower Prices

“…Most voters favor the resumption of offshore drilling in the United States and expect it to lower prices at the pump, even as John McCain has announced his support for states that want to explore for oil and gas off their coasts.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey—conducted before McCain announced his intentions on the issue–finds that 67% of voters believe that drilling should be allowed off the coasts of California, Florida and other states. Only 18% disagree and 15% are undecided. Conservative and moderate voters strongly support this approach, while liberals are more evenly divided (46% of liberals favor drilling, 37% oppose).

Sixty-four percent (64%) of voters believe it is at least somewhat likely that gas prices will go down if offshore oil drilling is allowed, although 27% don’t believe it. Seventy-eight percent (78%) of conservatives say offshore drilling is at least somewhat likely to drive prices down. That view is shared by 57% of moderates and 50% of liberal voters.

Nearly all voters are worried about rising gas and energy prices, with 79% very concerned and 16% somewhat concerned. …”

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/67_support_offshore_drilling_64_expect_it_will_lower_prices

 

 

 

Polling Reports

 http://www.pollingreport.com/immigration.htm

 

Immigration

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. Oct. 12-14, 2007. N=1,212 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

.

“Would you like to see the number of illegal immigrants currently in this country increased, decreased, or remain the same?”

           

.

    Increased Decreased Same Unsure  

 

 

%

%

%

%

 

 

10/12-14/07

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

69

22

2

 

 

10/20-22/06

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

67

27

1

 

 

6/8-11/06

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

67

26

6

 

           

.

“Do you think state governments should or should not issue drivers licenses to illegal immigrants?”

           

.

    Should Should Not Unsure    

 

 

%

%

%

 

 

 

10/12-14/07

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

76

1

 

 

           

.

“When state or local police forces encounter illegal immigrants who have not broken any state or local laws, do you think the police should or should not arrest those people and turn them over to the federal government?”

           

.

    Should Should Not Unsure    

 

 

%

%

%

 

 

 

10/12-14/07

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

55

43

1

 

 

           

.

 

           

.

 

 

 

  http://www.cis.org/articles/2006/2006poll.html

Civil War Crosses The Border 

“…June 30, 2008: The impending withdrawal of the National Guard from the US-Mexican border is a bit controversial. A number of US leaders (particularly state governors) think the Guard serves a useful purpose. The Guardsmen provide backup for the US Border Patrol. They also are a public and political statement about US intent to protect the southern border. As of the end of June 2008 there are under a thousand National Guard soldiers on “border duty” and most of them are involved in infrastructure construction (fence lines, roads, maintenance). …”

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/mexico/articles/20080630.aspx

 

Corrupt Mexican Soldiers Bring the Drug war to the US

“…Mexican soldiers in service to drug cartels attacked a rival who had fled his home in Juarez. The problem is, the rival had fled to Phoenix, Arizona and the soldiers crossed the border illegally and carried out an assassination on US soil.The Examiner has an editorial on this outrage: 

On June 22, Mexican soldiers clad in full body armor and armed with AR-15 assault rifles invaded a private home, firing an estimated 100 rounds and killing its occupant. But this didn’t happen in Juarez, where a bloody power struggle between competing drug cartels has now spread to busy downtown streets. It happened in Phoenix. Police officials initially claimed there was “no credible evidence” that members of the Mexican Army were involved. But Mark Spencer, president of the Phoenix Police Enforcement Association, said officers on the scene reported that at least one suspect admitted “he was Mexican military” whose “group targets drug dealers and their stash houses,” including the one on Cypress Street in Phoenix.

But this latest armed incursion into the fifth largest American city was not a benign attempt to help U.S. officials fight the war on drugs. The warring Sinaloa and Gulf cartels are hiring Mexican soldiers to protect their interests – not ours. Spencer said the captured suspect also admitted that “they were planning on ambushing the [Phoenix Police] officers following them, but didn’t only because they didn’t have any ammunition left.” Many high-ranking police officials in Mexico have been killed by drug thugs. In the Mexican village of Villa Ahumada, the mayor and the entire 20-man police force resigned recently after six people – including three officers – were gunned down. U.S. law enforcement officials report that even members of drug cartel families are moving to Arizona to escape the violence, with moonlighting Mexican soldiers in hot pursuit.

In a June, 2006 article in The American Spectator, Judd Slivka reported that Mexican troops were crossing the border hundreds of times while escorting drug traffickers, sometimes firing on outgunned local sheriff’s deputies and Border Patrol agents from .50 caliber machine guns mounted on the back of black Humvees. A Fox affiliate in El Paso filmed Mexican soldiers crossing the Rio Grande.

Unbelievable, but true. And what’s worse is that the drug wars in those northern Mexican states are getting more violent with local police and even the army powerless to stop them.Perhaps the federal government could take action that would… …” 

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/06/corrupt_mexican_soldiers_bring.html

 

Full Interviews With Gen.David Petraeus (Part 1 of 2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgYt9I88MQY&feature=related

 

Full Interviews With Gen.David Petraeus (Part 2 of 2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix8CeoOYtC0

 

Stop the ILLEGAL ALIEN INVASION!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IO3MOVm3MkM&feature=related

 

Terrorists teaming with drug cartels

“Islamic extremists embedded in the United States — posing as Hispanic nationals — are partnering with violent Mexican drug gangs to finance terror networks in the Middle East, according to a Drug Enforcement Administration report.

“Since drug traffickers and terrorists operate in a clandestine environment, both groups utilize similar methodologies to function … all lend themselves to facilitation and are among the essential elements that may contribute to the successful conclusion of a catastrophic event by terrorists,” said the confidential report, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Times. …” 

http://washingtontimes.com/news/2007/aug/08/terrorists32teaming-with32drug-cartels/

 

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2008 Summer Olympics: Mao’s Mental Manacle–The Great Leap Forward–Denial, Censorship, Lies, Secrets

Posted on August 8, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Books, Economics, Life, Links, People, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Resources, Taxes, Technology, Video, War |

Picture of Mao Zedong at Forbidden City

“In those years, starvation became a sort of mental manacle, depriving us of our freedom to think. We could not for a moment forget its threat. It seemed to be continuously putrefying the air and making it difficult to breathe…it is strange that hunger can cause so much pain in your body. It seems like a vice pinching all your bones which fell dislocated for lack of flesh and sinews. Your head, hands, even your belly and bowells are no longer where they are normally are. You are tempted to cry out loud but haven’t the strength. When experiencing extreme hunger, one can barely utter an audible sound.”

~Han Wei-tian, Red in Tooth and Claw by Pu Ning

Instead of watching the 2008 Summer Olympics on television may I suggest you read Jasper Becker’s book, Hungry Ghosts: Mao’s Secret Famine, as a silent protest to having the 2008 Summer Olympics in Communist China.

Online: Hungry Ghosts: Mao’s Secret Famine

http://books.google.com/books?id=3VeLKJyRzuQC&pg=PA205&lpg=PA205&dq=Han+Weitian&source=web&ots=rF_ul1fkL1&sig=vhxWh0bLElfeoF4cZzvZpknRoQQ&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=3&ct=result#PPP1,M1

The book covers Mao’s Great Leap Forward economic plan that resulted in the deaths, mainly from starvation, of 40 to 80 million Chinese from 1958 to 1960.

Both the Chinese Communist Party and government of Communist China have never told their own people that Mao and the Party was responsible for the deaths of tens of million of Chinese. The lies and denials continue to this day. Becker wrote of this silence:

“In China’s collective memory, the famine is the dog that didn’t bark. Though it was the greatest trauma experienced by the Chinese people since 1949 and no one remained untouched by it, even now it is barely discussed or referred to. No books, no films, no plays, are allowed to do more than make a passing reference to the ‘three years of natural disasters’ or the ‘three years of hardship; And the communes in which the Chinese lived for a quarter of a century have been forgotten. …”

page 275, The Hungry Ghosts

While there is no Chinese Solzhenitsyn to recount what happened, we owe Jasper Becker our thanks for telling the tragic results of massive government intervention in the economy of a nation.

“A famine on such an enormous scale would never have occurred had it not been kept secret. As the economist Amartya Sen was the first to point out, famines are caused by censorship and are the result of political decisions. If Mao had not gone to great lengths to deny that there was a crisis, then however great the shortage of food, the famine would have been averted. However, since 1949 China had become a closed and tightly controlled state in which the Party wielded an absolute monopoly over information. With the press in China silenced, the role of Western observers became of vital importance. Had they alerted the world to what was happening, then the famine might have been averted or at least shortened.”

page 287, The Hungry Ghosts

In the Afterword of Becker’s book he concludes with these thoughts:

“…The files may never be opened as they were in Cambodia after the Vietnamese invasion. There will be no museums devoted to the victims of the famine. The dead seem destined to remain hungry ghosts unplacated by any memorial or apology, and it is almost  too late to charge those responsible with crimes against humanity. In China, Mao’s reputation, tarnished though it is, cannot be completely destroyed without calling into question the whole edifice of Communist rule in China. And yet, if the Chinese are kept in ignorance of what happened, that would be another kind of tradegy. If the famine remains a secret, the country will draw no lessons from its past nor learn that only in a secretive society could so many starve to death.”

                       page 312, The Hungry Ghosts

Background Articles and Videos

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“Part2of2. This is a good historical example of government planning in an economy. This is china under the rule of Mao zhe dong. The chinese people worked as a collective and obeyed the rules of the chinese government. The policy was called “The Great Leap Forward”. This is what resulted.”

China Great Leap Forward Mao Zedong

A Conversation about Chairman Mao

A Conversation with biographer Philip Short about Pol Pot

Autocratic Ghosts
and Chinese Hunger:

A Review Essay of
Autocratic Tradition and Chinese Politics by Zhengyuan Fu
and
Hungry Ghosts by Jasper Becker

“…The famine is the heart of Becker’s book, but he covers other neglected topics from the Great Leap period. He describes the growth of the Mao’s system of slave labor camps to an estimated peak population of 10 million. Becker singles out Mao’s leading accomplices, most of whom will be totally unfamiliar to Western readers: men like Hua Guofeng, Zhao Ziyang, Hu Yaobang, and Kang Sheng. And he explains how the famine ended in 1961, with a desperate intra-Party struggle against Mao led by Liu Shaoqi. (Liu and the others who opposed Mao in 1961 were primary targets in the Cultural Revolution that soon followed).  Last, Becker recounts the scandalous indifference and credulity of Western intellectuals and China experts during the Great Leap Forward. While much of the American press accurately reported the muffled reports of starvation, the world press largely discounted the possibility. Numerous foreign visitors – from Field Marshall Montgomery to Edgar Snow, Francois Mitterand to Gunnar Myrdal – relayed the official Maoist line. For the most part, these mistakes were often culpable; quoting Becker:

It is perhaps unfair to criticize such books in the light of later knowledge, but many of these judgements were based on little evidence. After the Great Leap Forward, China published few statistics and those figures that were made available merely consisted of percentages, none of which could be verified, let alone measured, against independent research. China was an intensely secretive, tightly controlled society, as even her admirers conceded. Too many scholars readily accepted propaganda as fact, and even though more details of the famine emerged in the 1980s, there has still been a deep reluctance to reconsider the question. (p.301) …”

“…As Robert Conquest’s Harvest of Sorrow told the world of Stalin’s greatest atrocity, Becker has drawn our attention to Mao’s most damnable act. Stalin’s Great Terror and Mao’s Cultural Revolution were to some extent intra-Party affairs, and many executed for imaginary crimes against the state were in fact guilty of capital crimes against non-Party members. But Stalin and Mao’s collectivization-related famines were ideologically-driven mass murders of much larger numbers of innocent people; these were unprovoked wars waged by Communist Parties against nations of unarmed civilians. These are the policies for which Communism should be remembered, as Nazism is remembered for the Holocaust. …”

http://www.gmu.edu/departments/economics/bcaplan/museum/chinhung.htm

2008 Summer Olympics

“The 2008 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, will be celebrated in Beijing, People’s Republic of China from August 8 to August 24, 2008 and followed by the 2008 Summer Paralympics from September 6 to September 17. Ten thousand, five hundred athletes are expected to compete in 302 events in 28 sports, just one event more than was on the schedule of the 2004 games.[1] The 2008 Beijing Olympics will also mark the third time that Olympic events will have been held in the territories of two different National Olympic Committees (NOC): at the 2008 Olympics, equestrian events will be held in Hong Kong, which competes separately from mainland China. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Summer_Olympics

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China Great Leap Forward: “China Leaps Forward” 1958 Central Intelligence Agency

Great Leap Forward

“The Great Leap Forward (simplified Chinese: 大跃进; traditional Chinese: 大躍進; pinyin: Dàyuèjìn) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) was an economic and social plan used from 1958 to 1960 which aimed to use China’s vast population to rapidly transform mainland China from a primarily agrarian economy dominated by peasant farmers into a modern, industrialized communist society. Mao Zedong based this program on the Theory of Productive Forces.

The Great Leap Forward is now widely seen – both within China and outside – as a major economic failure and great humanitarian disaster with estimates of the number of people who starved to death during this period ranging from 14 to 43 million.[1] …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Leap_Forward

The Great Leap Backward

By NICHOLAS EBERSTADT

The story behind Mao’s policies of the late 1950′s, which led to the starvation of tens of millions

“…Unlike other monumental atrocities in living memory — the Holocaust, the gulag, Khmer Rouge Cambodia — the story of China’s state-sponsored famine remains largely unknown to the world’s informed public. For unlike the Nazis, the leaders of the Soviet Union or the Pol Pot regime, the Government and party responsible for the great Chinese famine are still in power — and still suppressing information about the carnage they wrought. With ”Hungry Ghosts: Mao’s Secret Famine,” however, there is at last an accessible — and, as it happens, a masterly — account of the greatest peacetime disaster of this century.

The author, Jasper Becker, is a British journalist who serves as Beijing bureau chief for the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post. Ably drawing on Western academic sources, unpublished Chinese Government documents he has obtained and hundreds of interviews with famine survivors conducted both in China and beyond its borders, Mr. Becker manages to re-create the cataclysm in chilling — at times almost unbearable — detail. …”

“…”Hungry Ghosts” presents eyewitness testimony by ordinary Chinese people depicting the horror of daily life between 1958 and 1962. Readers should be forewarned that some of these vivid recollections will be gut-wrenching. All across the country, famine visited death and unspeakable degradation upon the people. In Tibet, ”People ate cats, dogs, insects. Parents fed dying children their own blood mixed with hot water,” one survivor reported. ”In the yellow-earth country of northwest China,” Mr. Becker writes, ”people abandoned their children by the roadside in holes dug out of the soft soil” in the forlorn hope that some travelers would discover and take pity on these waifs. Cannibalism, according to diverse interviewees, became a widespread practice.

Yet it was worse than that: even as villagers were slowly dying of starvation, China’s ”officials . . . created a nightmare of organized torture and murder” in the countryside. Suffice it to say that Mr. Becker provides ample evidence that Pol Pot was not the first Marxist ruler to subject Asian peasants to wanton and inventive state violence.

One of the most amazing aspects of the great Chinese famine was Beijing’s success in concealing it from the outside world. The Chinese Government was aided in its shameful task by a procession of witless or willing Westerners. After visiting China in 1959, for example, Lord Boyd-Orr, former director of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, enthusiastically declared that Mao’s Government had ”ended the traditional Chinese famine cycle.” Edgar Snow, the American journalist who had chronicled Mao’s struggle in the 30′s, was invited back for five months in China in 1960; he attested that ”I saw no starving people in China, nothing that looked like old-time famine.” And the future French President, Francois Mitterrand, in a fawning interview with Mao Zedong in 1961, uncritically broadcast the Great Helmsman’s lie: ”The people of China have never been near famine.” Although some Western academics, journalists and politicians did warn of the famine while it was occurring, the full demographic dimensions of the catastrophe were unknown to Western analysts until the 80′s — nearly a generation after the event. …”

http://www.nytimes.com/books/97/02/16/reviews/970216.16ebersta.html

Democide

Democide is a term coined by political scientist R. J. Rummel for “the murder of any person or people by a government, including genocide, politicide, and mass murder.” Rummel created the term as an extended concept to include forms of government murder that are not covered by the legal definition of genocide, and it has found currency among other scholars.[1][2][3] …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democide

Source List and Detailed Death Tolls for the Twentieth Century Hemoclysm

http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/warstat1.htm

The Food Crisis

By J.R. Dunn

“…There’s nothing new in the confluence of politics and food. Chinese emperors punished fractious provinces by surrounding them with troops and confiscating all food supplies. Six months later the imperial troops would move in and execute the survivors for cannibalism. This has also been the pattern for much in the way of government action in the modern era. Some of the worst atrocities of the past century involved ideological famines. Hunger was a commonplace of left-wing states, either through use of food as a weapon or through sheer incompetence. The Ukrainian Holodomor (“Hunger-Death”) of 1932-33 may have killed as many as 14 million. Mao outdid his imperial forbears with the Great Leap Forward of 1958-62, which killed up to 45 million (probably the greatest single atrocity of the modern era). The Ethiopian famine of 1984-85 easily killed over a million. Nor can we forget North Korea, with its grotesque “rolling” famine, which seems to recur almost annually. Democracies, on the other hand, can be defined as “political systems in which famines do not take place”. No famine has occurred in a democratic Western state since the 1790s. …”

“…Above all, we must be aware that the situation represents no apocalypse. Farmers across the country are madly planting corn (despite warnings to diversify from the Department of Agriculture) which will bring prices down with a thump next year. But the Second Horseman’s swift trot across the horizon has revealed some serious failings in international agriculture. Most of these failings are products of political meddling. Cease meddling, and many problems will solve themselves. Today, much of the developed world has learned that industry cannot be effectively manipulated through policy. We sometimes forget that farming is an industry like any other. That recognition is long overdue. …”

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/04/the_food_crisis_1.html

Book Review
by Richard M. Ebeling, December 1994

Red in Tooth and Claw: Twenty-Six Years in Communist Chinese Prisons by Pu Ning (New York: Grove Press, 1994) 228 pages; $21.

“…Less is known, however, about the Chinese Gulag — a slave labor system that has killed tens of millions of victims since the communists came to power in 1949. While the Soviet Gulag is now a closed chapter in the history of Russia, the Chinese Gulag still operates. In 1992, Hongda Harry Wu published the first detailed account of the Chinese system in his book Laogai — The Chinese Gulag (see the review in Freedom Daily, January 1993).

The Chinese communists created a chamber of horrors no less gruesome than the one in the Soviet Union. In a two-part feature article in The Washington Post in August 1994, Peking correspondent Daniel Southerland summarized the latest evidence that suggests that during the reign of Mao Tse-tung as many as 80 million people died due to communist policies in China; this would be a number exceeding the best estimates that communism killed about 61 million people in the former U.S.S.R. …”

http://www.fff.org/freedom/1294g.asp

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Paul Cezanne Videos

Posted on August 7, 2008. Filed under: Art, Blogroll, Films, Links, Music, Quotations, Raves, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , |

I could paint for a hundred years, a thousand years without stopping and I would still feel as though I knew nothing.

~Paul Cezanne

 

The House of The Hanged Man at Auvers, 1872-1873

The House of The Hanged Man at Auvers, 1872-1873

 

 

Mont Sainte Victoire Seen from Les Lauves, 1904-1906

Mont Sainte Victoire Seen from Les Lauves, 1904-1906

 

 Drawing and colour are not separate at all; in so far as you paint, you draw. The more the colour harmonizes, the more exact the drawing becomes.

~Paul Cezanne

 

 I have posted three videos on the art works of Paul Cezanne with YouTube on the Channel: A PRONK STUDIO VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/user/raymondpronk

 

Cezanne  Part 1 of 3

 

 

 

Cezanne Part 2 of 3

 

Cezanne Part 3 of 3

 

Now on to writing a two hour screenplay on the impressionists, editing a video of their very best paintings and replacing the music with a narrative.

I hope you enjoyed the vidoes and music.

Thanks for the comments and ratings.

I appreciate your feedback.

 

Light is a thing that cannot be reproduced, but must be represented by something else – by color.

~Paul Cezanne

 

The Bridge at Maincy, 1879-1880
The Bridge at Maincy, 1879-1880

 

Doubtless there are things in nature which have not yet been seen. If an artist discovers them, he opens the way for his successors. If I have left something unsaid, they will say it.

~Paul Cezanne

 

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Identity Politics: Blacks, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transsexuals for Obama?

Posted on August 6, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Economics, Immigration, Life, Links, People, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Religion, Video, War |

Identity Politics

“Identity politics is political action to advance the interests of members of a group supposed to be oppressed by virtue of a shared and marginalized identity (such as race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or neurological wiring). The term has been used principally in United States politics since the 1970s. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Identity_politics

 

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It is called identity politics. You vote for the person who you identify most with, usually based on race, gender, religion, nationality or sexual preference.

The problem that arises is that while you may identify with the person, you may not agree with all, most, some or any of the candidate’s positions or politics.

A conservative or libertarian would never vote for either Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and would have many reservations voting for Senator John McCain.

Yet it is surprisingly easy for politicians to press the identity hot bottons and obtain the votes of people that would normally never vote for them.

A much wiser course of action is to seriously review the candidate’s positions on a broad range of issues and completely forget about their gender, race, religion, nationality or sexual preferences.

The American people want a candidate that focuses on the common good of the nation.

Pandering to specific groups automatically raises concerns as to what is the candidate’s hidden and not so hidden agenda in favoring the group they are speaking to.

This results in a divided or divisive America and not a united one.

We need to free or emancipate ourselves from identity and identity politics.

Pursue the common good by pursuing your self-interest. 

“Man was made for action, and to promote by the exertion of his faculties such changes in the external circumstances both of himself and others, as may seem most favourable to the happiness of all.”   

~Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Part II Section III Chapter 3 

 

Background Articles and Videos  

 

 

 

LOU DOBBS ON IDENTITY POLITICS – PART ONE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr1XlPugg9k

 

 

 

LOU DOBBS ON IDENTITY POLITICS – PART TWO

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Obama’s Other Ugly Crack

 

Michelle’s Struggle
Mrs. Obama empathizes in hard-hit Ohio.

By Byron York

“…But there are still problems. As she has many times in the past, Mrs. Obama complains about the lasting burden of student loans dating from her days at Princeton and Harvard Law School. She talks about people who end up taking years and years, until middle age, to pay off their debts. “The salaries don’t keep up with the cost of paying off the debt, so you’re in your 40s, still paying off your debt at a time when you have to save for your kids,” she says.

“Barack and I were in that position,” she continues. “The only reason we’re not in that position is that Barack wrote two best-selling books… It was like Jack and his magic beans. But up until a few years ago, we were struggling to figure out how we would save for our kids.” A former attorney with the white-shoe Chicago firm of Sidley & Austin, Obama explains that she and her husband made the choice to give up lucrative jobs in favor of community service. “We left corporate America, which is a lot of what we’re asking young people to do,” she tells the women. “Don’t go into corporate America. You know, become teachers. Work for the community. Be social workers. Be a nurse. Those are the careers that we need, and we’re encouraging our young people to do that. But if you make that choice, as we did, to move out of the money-making industry into the helping industry, then your salaries respond.” Faced with that reality, she adds, “many of our bright stars are going into corporate law or hedge-fund management.” …”

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MmEyN2RkNzcwYzgyZDY2MDBiY2U5MjJlZGMwNDM2ODg

 

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LGBT

“LGBT (also GLBT) is an initialism referring collectively to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender/transsexual people.[1][2] In use since the 1990s, the term LGBT is an adaptation of the initialism LGB which itself started replacing the phrase gay community which many within the LGBT communities felt did not represent accurately all those to which it referred.[1][2] In modern use, LGBT relates to the diversity of sexuality and gender identity-based cultures, and is sometimes used to refer to anyone who is non-heterosexual, and not exclusively people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender.[1][3] LGBT is presently so mainstream that it has been adopted by the majority of the LGBT community centers and LGBT media in most English-speaking countries.[2] …”

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Michelle Obama’s speech about gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender rights and equality.

Delivered at the DNC’s Gay and Lesbian Leadership Council annual dinner on June 26, 2008.

“…Barack is not new to the cause of the LGBT community. It has been a conviction of his career since he was first elected to public office. In his first year in the Illinois State Senate, he cosponsored a bill amending the Illinois Human Rights Act to include protections for LGBT men and women. He worked on that bill for seven years, serving as chief cosponsor and lobbying his colleagues to reject the political expedience of homophobia and make LGBT equality a priority. In 2004, his efforts paid off as that bill finally became law, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of both sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace, in housing, and in public places.
He’s led on gender-based violence with his work on the Illinois Gender Violence Act, successfully reaching across the aisle to put in place the nation’s strongest law giving the survivors of sexual assault or domestic violence legal remedy against their attackers. He joined his colleagues in fighting to include explicit protections for the LGBT community in that act. He lost that battle, but his efforts brought gender violence in the LGBT community into the political consciousness like never before.
In 2004, after hearing from gay friends and supporters about the hurtful impact of DOMA, Barack went on record during his U.S. Senate race calling for its complete repeal. And as a U.S. Senator, he voted to protect our Constitution from the stain of discrimination by voting against the Federal Marriage Amendment.
Barack’s record is clear. There is so much at stake in this election. The direction of our country hangs in the balance. We are faced with those two clear choices: The world as it is, and the world as it should be. We have to ask ourselves: Are we willing to settle for the world as it is or are we willing to work for the world as it should be? …” 

http://www.equalitygiving.org/Michelle-Obama-Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Transgender-Rights-Equality  

 

 

 

Michelle Obama Speaks to DNC Gay and Lesbian Leadership Council

“…Last night, Michelle Obama spoke for approximately 20 minutes to the Democratic National Committee’s Gay and Lesbian Leadership Council in New York City. In her speech, she listed a series of issues relevant to LGBT voters. Obama cited her husband’s support for a complete repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and his opposition to ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’. Obama also discussed how her husband has included LGBT voters throughout his campaign regardless if it was at an LGBT specific event or in front of a wider audience.

In her speech, she highlighted an issue that has not received mainstream media attention as it relates to Sen. Barack Obama’s record on LGBT issues, which is his work to amend Illinois’ Human Rights Act to include sexual orientation and gender identity. Sen. Obama was the chief sponsor of the bill and lobbied his colleagues in the State Senate in Illinois to support the bill. Michelle Obama spoke about how the bill became law in 2004 when her husband had just become a United States Senator. …” 

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Michelle Obama praises husband’s support for homosexual causes

“…We are all only here because of those who marched and bled and died, from Selma to Stonewall,” she said. Selma, Alabama was the starting point of a famous civil rights movement, while The Stonewall Inn, a bar in Greenwich Village, New York, was where a 1969 gay and lesbian riot against police officers marked what many believe to be a turning point in the homosexual rights movement.
Michelle Obama said her husband supports “a world where federal laws don’t discriminate against same-sex relationships” and he advocates equal treatment for “any relationship recognized under state law.”
“That is why he has said the federal government should not stand in the way of states that want to decide for themselves how best to pursue equality for gay and lesbian couples — whether that means a domestic partnership, a civil union or a civil marriage,” Obama said to the DNC’s Gay and Lesbian Caucus.
A position paper on the Barack Obama campaign’s website says the candidate wants to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman and also states that a homosexual marriage in one state does not have to be recognized in another state.
The repeal of the federal law could mean that the more than 40 states that have statutory or constitutional bans on same-sex marriage would be required to recognize a homosexual marriage license from another state as a legally binding contract.
The Obama campaign’s position paper also states Obama’s desire to enact legislation that would ensure the “1,100-plus federal legal rights and benefits currently provided on the basis of marital status are extended to same-sex couples in civil unions and other legally recognized union.” …”

 

The Audacity of Rhetoric

by Thomas Sowell

“…Among the many desperate gambits by defenders of Senator Obama and Jeremiah Wright is to say that Wright’s words have a “resonance” in the black community.
There was a time when the Ku Klux Klan’s words had a resonance among whites, not only in the South but in other states. Some people joined the KKK in order to advance their political careers. Did that make it OK? Is it all just a matter of whose ox is gored?
While many whites may be annoyed by Jeremiah Wright’s words, a year from now most of them will probably have forgotten about him. But many blacks who absorb his toxic message can still be paying for it, big-time, for decades to come.
Why should young blacks be expected to work to meet educational standards, or even behavioral standards, if they believe the message that all their problems are caused by whites, that the deck is stacked against them? That is ultimately a message of hopelessness, however much audacity it may have.”
   

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The Voice of An Angel–Hayley Westenra–Videos

Posted on August 5, 2008. Filed under: Art, Blogroll, Links, Music, People, Raves, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

 Treasure Photoshoot

Hayley Westenra

Amazing grace serendipty lead me to the voice of an angel.

She reminds me of both Judy Collins and Shania Twain. 

Hayley Westenra (13 years old) at SmartNet 2000 – Time to Say Goodbye

Hayley & Sophie Westenra sing Up Where We Belong in 2000

My Heart Belong To You – Hayley Westenra (image – New Zealand 

Amazing Grace      

Hayley Westenra: I Dreamed a Dream

 

Hayley Westenra What you never know

Hayley Westenra – Amazing Grace – Hour of Power


 

Hayley Westenra – Amazing Grace


 

Hayley Westenra – Amazing Grace (2005)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pK4PtJiOPE&feature=related

 

Hayley Westenra – Silent Night

 

The Choirboys And Hayley Westenra: Do You Hear What I Hear

 

Hayley Westenra – Walking in the air

 

Hayley Westenra – Across the Universe of Time

 

Hayley Westenra – O Mio Babbino Caro

 

Hayley Westenra – Santa Lucia

 

Hayley Westenra – Pie Jesu (live)

 

Hayley Westenra [Artist] – Both Sides Now – Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBtIS6O6prY

 

Hayley Westenra – Whispering Hope (2007)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnOmAWBSYwM&feature=related

 

Hayley Westenra – Pokarekare Ana

 

Hayley Westenra, Shenandoah

 

One Fine Day – Hayley Westenra

 

Hayley Westenra – Danny Boy

 

Hayley Westenra – Sonny

Hayley Westenra – The Last Rose Of Summer

Hayley Westenra – Love Changes Everything (2000)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K4ZC5sqstQ&feature=related

 

Hayley Westenra – Beat of Your Heart

 

Hayley Westenra – My Heart Belongs To You (2005)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8PBxYvX5FY&feature=related 

 

Hayley Westenra – All Things Bright and Beautiful

 

let me lie- Hayley Westenra

 

Hayley Westenra ~ Listen To The Wind

 

Dark Waltz – Hayley Westenra


 

Hayley Westenra – The Water is Wide


 

Hayley Westenra – Mozart’s Lullaby (2005)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfU60smJfF0&feature=related

 

Hayley Westenra – May It Be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y_R7CBmDAE&feature=related 

 

Abide With Me, Hayley Westenra, Rugby

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bqrRNowf1Q

 

Hayley Westenra- Prayer

 

 

Hayley Westenra – Ave Maria

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQQSW35PrEY&feature=related

 

Hayley Westenra – Pie Jesu (live)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr6ajtA5Otg&feature=related

 

Hayley Westenra – Lascia Ch’io Pianga (2006)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrDshhu3mwk

 

Hayley Westenra & Jonathan Ansell Un Giorno Per Noi

Hayley Westenra – Wiegenlied

Hayley Westenra – Wiegenlied (Japanese version) 〜『モーツァルトの子守歌 』

Hayley Westenra – Wuthering Heights

Hayley Westenra – Time To Say Goodbye

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUSuKcYk1H4

 

Hayley Westenra – The Prayer – Live in Concert

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbtWQcKaYig&feature=related 

 

Hayley Westenra – Prayer

 

Amazing Grace – Hayley Westenra (2007 TV Asahi)

Ave Maria (Caccini) – Hayley Westenra & Tomotaka Okamoto (2007 TV Asahi)

 

Scarborough Fair – Hayley Westenra (2007 TV Asahi)

 

Pokarekare Ana – Hayley Westenra (2007 TV Asahi)

 

Hayley Westenra – The Last Rose Of Summer (Live)


 

Hayley Westenra  Scarborough Fair - Celtic Woman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k7b5SFeitQ&feature=related

 

Tonight, Vittorio Grigolo and Hayley Westenra

 

Andrea Bocelli & Hayley Westenra — Vivo Per Lei

 

Hayley Westenra & Andrea Bocelli – Time to Say Goodbye

 

Hayley Westenra – Who Painted The Moon Black


Hayley Westenra – Never Say Goodbye

 

 

Hayley Westenra – Chestnuts Roasting, Silent Night, Away in a Manger (Christmas Carols 1 of 2)

Hayley Westenra – Chestnuts Roasting, Silent Night, Away in a Manger (Christmas Carols 2 of 2)

White Christmas – Hayley Westenra ( ヘイリー 海莉 )

We’ll Meet Again – Hayley Westenra – Vera Lynn – Fron Male Voice Choir (High Definition)

Hayley Westenra SOP -Heaven

Abide With Me, Hayley Westenra, Rugby

Hayley Westenra – The Heart Worships (Songs of Praise)

Hayley Westenra – Whispering Hope

Hayley Westenra sings Amazing Grace

 

Treasure Photoshoot

 

 

Background Articles and Videos

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Hayley Westenra

“…Hayley Dee Westenra (born 10 April 1987 in Christchurch, New Zealand)[1][2] is a New Zealand soprano and UNICEF Ambassador. Her first internationally released album, Pure, reached No 1 on the UK classical charts in 2003 and has sold more than two million copies worldwide. Westenra has received numerous awards for her contributions to music, both in New Zealand and elsewhere. In November 2008 she was named “classical performer of the year” at the Variety Club’s annual awards in London. [3]

Pure is the fastest-selling international début classical album to date, and Westenra became an international star, aged 16, when the first of her international albums was released. In August 2006, Westenra joined the Irish group Celtic Woman, was featured on their Celtic Woman: A New Journey CD and DVD, toured with them on their 2007 Spring Tour, and also was featured on their latest CD and DVD, The Greatest Journey: Essential Collection, released in 2008.

Westenra has performed for dignitaries around the world. She is the youngest UNICEF Ambassador to date and has contributed to charities around the world. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayley_Westenra

 

The voice that made a dog beg for mercy

“…She may possess “the voice of an angel” to her native New Zealanders, but to some of our four-legged friends Hayley Westenra is a pain in the ear.

According to her record company, the 19-year-old soprano can sing beyond the range of human hearing, hitting notes that can be heard only by animals. But, unlike the people who have bought more than three million of her albums, the animals appear to be less than impressed. …”

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/opera/article1421373.ece

Hayley Westenra Interview

BBC Interview Vittorio Grigolo and Hayley Westenra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pi4Gn7b35o

 

Hayley Westenra on the Frank Skinner Show

Hayley Westenra Interview 31st Oct 08

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYljPCk5_yU

 

Hayley Westenra at the Classical BRITS ’09

 

Hayley Westenra Interview

Hayley Westenra Close Up TVNZ

 

Hayley Westenra  Web Site 

http://www.hayleywestenra.com/

 

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Solzhenitsyn On Writers and Lying–May He Rest In Peace

Posted on August 4, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Links, People, Politics, Quotations, Raves, Video, War | Tags: , , , , , , , |

“One word of truth shall outweigh the whole world.”

~Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Solzhenitsyn, Literary Giant, Dies at 89

“Aren’t writers supposed to teach, to guide? Isn’t that what was always thought? And for a country to have a great writer-don’t be shocked, I’ll  whisper-is like having another government. That’s why no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones.”

~Solzhenitsyn, First Circle

Great Souls:  Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

A very great writer, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, died Sunday. May he finally find peace.

Of his experience in a prison camp, he wrote:

“Bless you, prison, for having been in my life.”

Writing on lying in order to survive, Solzhenitsyn wrote in The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956:

The permanent lie becomes the only safe form of existence, in the same way as betrayal. Every wag of the tongue can be heard by someone, every facial expression observed by someone. Therefore every word if it does not have to be a direct lie, is nonetheless obliged not to contradict the general, common lie…But that was not all: Your children were growing up!…And if the children were little, then you had to decide what was the best way to bring them up; whether to start them off on lies instead of the truth (so that it would be easier for them to live) and then to lie forevermore in front of them too; or to tell them the truth, with the risk that they might make a slip, that they might let it out, which meant that you had to instill in them from the start that the truth was murderous, that beyond the threshold of the house you had to lie, only lie, just lie papa and mama.

More writers in Russia and other countries will “As Breathing and Consciousness Returns” bear witness in their writing to the truth and discover their humanity and the humanity of others.

Solzhenitsyn gave an address at Harvard University thirty years ago, entitled A World Split Apart in which he preciently pointed to the decline in civil courage by the ruling intellectual elite in the West:

A decline of courage may be the most striking feature which an outside observer notices in the West in our days. The Western world has lost its civil courage, both as a whole and separately, in each country, each government, each political party and of course in the United Nations. Such a decline in courage is particularly noticeable among the ruling groups and the intellectual elite, causing an impression of loss of courage by the entire society. Of course there are many courageous individuals but they have no determining influence on public life. Political and intellectual bureaucrats show depression, passivity and perplexity in their actions and in their statements and even more so in theoretical reflections to explain how realistic, reasonable as well as intellectually and even morally warranted it is to base state policies on weakness and cowardice. And decline in courage is ironically emphasized by occasional explosions of anger and inflexibility on the part of the same bureaucrats when dealing with weak governments and weak countries, not supported by anyone, or with currents which cannot offer any resistance. But they get tongue-tied and paralyzed when they deal with powerful governments and threatening forces, with aggressors and international terrorists.

Should one point out that from ancient times decline in courage has been considered the beginning of the end?

His remarks on media or the press in the West were equally revealing:

The press too, of course, enjoys the widest freedom. (I shall be using the word press to include all media). But what sort of use does it make of this freedom?

Here again, the main concern is not to infringe the letter of the law. There is no moral responsibility for deformation or disproportion. What sort of responsibility does a journalist have to his readers, or to history? If they have misled public opinion or the government by inaccurate information or wrong conclusions, do we know of any cases of public recognition and rectification of such mistakes by the same journalist or the same newspaper? No, it does not happen, because it would damage sales. A nation may be the victim of such a mistake, but the journalist always gets away with it. One may safely assume that he will start writing the opposite with renewed self-assurance.

Because instant and credible information has to be given, it becomes necessary to resort to guesswork, rumors and suppositions to fill in the voids, and none of them will ever be rectified, they will stay on in the readers’ memory. How many hasty, immature, superficial and misleading judgments are expressed every day, confusing readers, without any verification. The press can both simulate public opinion and miseducate it. Thus we may see terrorists heroized, or secret matters, pertaining to one’s nation’s defense, publicly revealed, or we may witness shameless intrusion on the privacy of well-known people under the slogan: “everyone is entitled to know everything.” But this is a false slogan, characteristic of a false era: people also have the right not to know, and it is a much more valuable one. The right not to have their divine souls stuffed with gossip, nonsense, vain talk. A person who works and leads a meaningful life does not need this excessive burdening flow of information.

Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic disease of the 20th century and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press. In-depth analysis of a problem is anathema to the press. It stops at sensational formulas.

The entire address is well worth reading and listening to (see below) for the reflection from the mirror may not be the one we imagine reality to be.

Writing of the Soviet system, Solzhenitsyn realized that our souls need to be liberated from the lie of communism or socialism.

“Our present system is unique in world history, because over and above its physical and economic constraints, it demands total surrender of our souls, continuous and active participation in the general, conscious lie. …”The absolutely essential task is not political liberation, but the liberation of our souls from paticipation in the lie forced upon us.”

~Solzhenitsyn, From Under the Rubble

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Solzhenitsyn dies

http://itn.co.uk/videos/adcc022479ba5d7ee29dff4965eb026c.html

Solzhenitsyn, Literary Giant Who Defied Soviets, Dies at 89

By MICHAEL T. KAUFMAN

“…He wrote that while an ordinary man was obliged “not to participate in lies,” artists had greater responsibilities. “It is within the power of writers and artists to do much more: to defeat the lie!”

By this time, Mr. Solzhenitsyn had completed his own massive attempt at truthfulness, “The Gulag Archipelago.” In more than 300,000 words, he told the history of the Gulag prison camps, whose operations and rationale and even existence were subjects long considered taboo. …”

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/04/books/04solzhenitsyn.html?_r=1&oref=slogin#

Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s life in pictures

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/24c7f888-6238-11dd-9ff9-000077b07658,dwp_uuid=70662e7c-3027-11da-ba9f-00000e2511c8.html

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (IPA: /ʌljikˈsɑːndʌr soʊlʒʌˈniːtsʌn/[1] Russian: Алекса́ндр Иса́евич Солжени́цын, Russian pronunciation: [ɐlʲɪˈksandr ɪˈsaɪvʲɪtɕ səlʐɨˈnʲitsɨn]) (December 11, 1918 – August 3, 2008[2]) was a Russian novelist, dramatist,and historian. Through his writings, he made the world aware of the Gulag, the Soviet labour camp system, and for these efforts, Solzhenitsyn was both awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970 and exiled from the Soviet Union in 1974. He returned to Russia in 1994. That year, he was elected as a member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in the Department of Language and Literature. He was the father of Ignat Solzhenitsyn, a well-known conductor and pianist. He died at home after years of declining health on August 3, 2008.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksandr_Solzhenitsyn

Nobel prize winner Solzhenitsyn dies at 89

Alexander Solzhenitsyn dies at 89

Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who exposed Stalin’s prison system in his novels and spent 20 years in exile, has died near Moscow at the age of 89.

The author of The Gulag Archipelago and One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich, who returned to Russia in 1994, died of either a stroke or heart failure.

The Nobel laureate had suffered from high blood pressure in recent years.

After returning to Russia, Solzhenitsyn wrote several polemics on Russian history and identity. …”

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7540038.stm

Stalin critic reveals gulag secrets

“… former Nobel prize winner, and one of the Soviet Union’s most famous dissident writers, has released a biography about his life opposing Stalin. RT caught up with Natalia Solzhenitsyna at a book launch of her husband.  …”

Solzhenitsyn: death of an emblem of dissidence

Charlie Rose – IRAQ / JACOBS / THOMAS (interview with Thomas starts about 41:50)

“… D.M. Thomas, Author, “Alexander Solzhenitsyn: A Century in His Life” [St. Martin's Press] …”

Charlie Rose: July 30, 2001

Russian Writer Awarded by Putin

Last struggle is over for Nobel laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“…He was the conscience of a nation whose writings exposed the horrors of the Communist Gulag and galvanised Russian opposition to the tyranny of the Soviet Union.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s long struggle for his beloved Russia ended last night at his home in Moscow, 14 years after he had returned in triumph from exile imposed by the Soviet regime that he had helped to bring down. His son Stepan said that the Nobel laureate had suffered heart failure, aged 89. …”

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article4454809.ece

Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn, R.I.P.

By the Editors

“When 1999 turned into 2000, a lot of people asked, “Who was the Man of the Century?” And many answered, “Solzhenitsyn.” That was a very solid choice.

Born in 1918, Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn became the voice and conscience of the Russian people. There was no greater or more effective foe of Communism, or of totalitarianism in general. His Gulag Archipelago was a crushing blow to the Soviet Union — after its publication in the mid-1970s, the USSR had no standing, morally. The book was effective because it was true. …”

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MTI5MGQ4MzI1YWY3YTJjZjlkODI2MmYzNmJjYjZlZTc=

Death of a Giant

By Bruce Walker

“…His masterpiece, a work unprecedented anywhere at any time in human history, was The Gulag Archipelago, a three volume history of “our sewage disposal system.”   With a combination of detail and eloquence, Solzhenitsyn page by page, chapter by chapter, book by book, goes through the forgotten stories, the horrific details, and the minute procedures of the Gulag.   Books – a very few books, all of which I have read – described the Gulag before Solzhenitsyn, but these sad and serious books are like Kindergarten picture books beside Solzhenitsyn’s masterpiece.

All this might not have been quite as monumental if he not been for the fact that Solzhenitsyn became profoundly religious, and remained so until the end of his life, after his arrest and transmission to the Gulag.  When all of the rest of the civilized world, as well as the Marxist world, was tossing God into the dustbin of history, Solzhenitsyn realized that only God really matters.  He chided the West for embracing materialism and forgetting God, a lesson that is just as true today as thirty years ago. …”

“…Alexander Solzhenitsyn was an anachronism:  A real giant, in every sense.  Let us small souls be silent in respect for the death of a giant.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/08/death_of_a_giant.html

Empire-Slayer: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

by Daniel J. Mahoney

“Solzhenitsyn’s massive Gulag Archipelago was published in English in three volumes between 1974 and 1978. It is one the indispensable books of the last fifty years not least because it undermined the moral and political legitimacy of the entire Communist enterprise. This unique experiment in literary investigation” brilliantly wove together Solzhenitsyn’s personal experience and the testimony of 256 former prisoners with historical research and spiritual reflection. It allowed readers on both sides of the Iron Curtain to encounter totalitarian oppression as though for the first time, “to hear and see what it was all like: search, arrest, interrogation, prison, deportation, transit camp, prison camp … hunger, beatings, labor, corpses,” to cite the words of the Russian writer Lydia Chukovskaya. Moreover, Solzhenitsyn’s multifaceted, often sardonic authorial voice served as powerful instrument for indicting Communism and all its works.

At their root was mankind’s and Solzhenitsyn’s nemesis: ideology. Unlike the conventional analyses of academic historians and political scientists, Solzhenitsyn’s understanding never treated the Soviet Union as merely one tyranny among others. Rather, it was an ideological regime built upon the twin pillars of violence and lies. It was “thanks to ideology” that the 20th century experienced “evildoing on a scale calculated in the millions.” Ideology allowed tyrants and intellectuals alike to justify the unjustifiable and to amplify violence to nearly unimaginable levels. …”

http://carnageandculture.blogspot.com/2008/08/empire-slayer-aleksandr-solzhenitsyn.html

Traducing Solzhenitsyn

by Daniel J. Mahoney

“Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is one of the great souls of the age. He is also among its most maligned and misunderstood figures. It is hard to think of another prominent writer whose thought and character have been subjected to as many willful distortions and vilifications over the past thirty years.

Things were not always so. Until the early 1970s Solzhenitsyn was widely admired in the West as a dissident and as a critic of Communist totalitarianism. On the left he was appreciated as a defender of human rights against an undeniably illiberal and autocratic regime. But with the publication of works such as August1914 (1972), the Letter to the Soviet Leaders, and the cultural-spiritual anthology From Under the Rubble (both published in the West in 1974), it became impossible to claim Solzhenitsyn as a champion of left-liberal secularism. He continued to be, of course, a ferocious critic of the ideological “lie” and a tenacious defender of fundamental human liberties. But this antitotalitarian writer clearly did not believe that a free Russia should become a slavish imitator of the secular, postmodern West. It became increasingly clear that he was both an old-fashioned patriot and a committed Christian—but here also he was perplexing to some, because he adamantly rejected “blood and soil” nationalism, expressed no desire to return to the Tsarist past, and asked for no special privileges for Christianity in a post-totalitarian Russia.

http://www.firstthings.com/article.php3?id_article=368

Understanding Solzhenitsyn

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MzkwMWRiYTJlM2I4MjBjYThmMThhMWQ1NDU2MDk4NDY=

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

A World Split Apart (audio)

delivered 8 June 1978 on the occasion of Class Day Afternoon Exercises at Harvard University

Simultaneous translation by Irina Alberti

Audio mp3 of Address

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/alexandersolzhenitsynharvard.htm

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

at Harvard Class Day Afternoon Exercises,

Thursday, June 8, 1978

A World Split Apart (text)

by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

“…Socialism

It is almost universally recognized that the West shows all the world a way to successful economic development, even though in the past years it has been strongly disturbed by chaotic inflation. However, many people living in the West are dissatisfied with their own society. They despise it or accuse it of not being up to the level of maturity attained by mankind. A number of such critics turn to socialism, which is a false and dangerous current.

I hope that no one present will suspect me of offering my personal criticism of the Western system to present socialism as an alternative. Having experienced applied socialism in a country where the alternative has been realized, I certainly will not speak for it. The well-known Soviet mathematician Shafarevich, a member of the Soviet Academy of Science, has written a brilliant book under the title Socialism; it is a profound analysis showing that socialism of any type and shade leads to a total destruction of the human spirit and to a leveling of mankind into death. Shafarevich’s book was published in France almost two years ago and so far no one has been found to refute it. It will shortly be published in English in the United States. …”

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/augustine/arch/solzhenitsyn/harvard1978.html

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Posted on August 3, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Books, Economics, Life, Links, People, Quotations, Raves, Resources, Reviews, Science, Technology, Video |

A successful person isn’t necessarily better than her less successful peers at solving problems; her pattern-recognition facilities have just learned what problems are worth solving. 

~Ray Kurzweil 

 

Ray Kurzweil about Singularity and Technology P1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1T_m3R2JrU

Ray Kurzweil on Glenn Beck pt2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjflJCaLi_Q&feature=related

Ray Kurzweil on Glenn Beck pt3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ao11iDSWG1s&feature=related

Ray Kurzweil on Glenn Beck pt4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4Dot-HBIig&feature=related

Ray Kurzweil (pt1of3) The Singularity Summit at Stanford

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PWXrnsSrf0&feature=related

Ray Kurzweil (pt2of3) The Singularity Summit at Stanford

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSSYyFqpS3U&feature=related

Ray Kurzweil (pt3of3) The Singularity Summit at Stanford

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYIj3VxSdzI&feature=related

A Conversation with Ray Kurzweil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdYIciY9UeI 

Ray Kurzweil Interview with eSchool News Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcGLquxsfdM

Ray Kurzweil Interview with eSchool News Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWWW0tLtskk&feature=related

Ray Kurzweil Interview with eSchool News Part 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWOoCyV77zk

Charlie Rose – Ray Kurzweil / Panel: Avian Flu (Starts at 29:40)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKnXmq5v4OY

Charlie Rose – Wong / Kurzweil / Jasanoff / Jaenisch (Starts at 14:04)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o58ezjeKrAs

Inventor: Lines are blurring between humans and machines

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfbOyw3CT6A

Transhumanism Messiah Ray Kurzweil’s transgender alterego

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFIXKcJK-JA 

Ray Kurzweil Originally aired 2-01-99

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97c2ezJ_1U8&feature=related

Ray Kurzweil on “I’ve Got a Secret”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4Neivqp2K4&feature=related

Background Articles and Videos

 

About Ray Kurzweil

“…He has received seven national and international film awards. Ray’s books include The Age of Intelligent Machines, The Age of Spiritual Machines, and Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever. Four of Ray’s books have been national best sellers and The Age of Spiritual Machines has been translated into 9 languages and was the #1 best selling book on Amazon in science. Ray Kurzweil’s new book, published by Viking Press, is entitled The Singularity is Near, When Humans Transcend Biology. …”<!– His book, The Age of Intelligent Machines, was named Best Computer Science Book of 1990. His best-selling book, The Age of Spiritual Machines, When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence, has been published in nine languages and achieved the #1 best selling book on Amazon.com in the categories of “Science” and “Artificial Intelligence.” Ray’s upcoming book, coauthored with Terry Grossman, M.D. is “Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever,” published by Rodale. –>

http://www.kurzweiltech.com/aboutray.html

Raymond Kurzweil

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Kurzweil

Coming Soon to a Theater Near You: The Singularity

By Eliza Strickland

“…Ray Kurzweil has plenty of titles already: inventor, author, futurist, techno-optimist, artificial intelligence expert. Now he’s adding a Hollywood gloss to that list by writing, directing, producing and acting in his first feature film. He’s adapting his latest book to make a movie titled The Singularity Is Near: A True Story About The Future.

The “technological singularity” is a concept that’s enchanting to some, like Kurzweil, and terrifying to others. As a result of the exponential progress of technology, Kurzweil believes, we’re racing towards a day when the power of the artificially intelligent machines we create will exceed human brainpower. Our computers will then carry on fashioning a new world — with luck, they’ll keep our best interests in mind. …”  

http://www.wired.com/entertainment/hollywood/news/2007/11/kurzweil_qa

 

Artificial Intelligence

When Humans Transcend Biology

Ray Kurzweil, Futurist, Inventor and Author

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2006/06/14/DI2006061402086.html

KurzweilAI.net

http://www.kurzweilai.net/index.html?flash=1

Raymond Kurzweil: “Solar Power to Rule in 20 Years”

“…Getting back to solar energy, Kurzweil said that we already have 10,000 times more sunlight than we would need to convert into electricity and serve the whole world. However, 1% of total energy we use comes from sunlight and wind. He also stated that we may be 5 years away from the point where solar power becomes efficient and competitive to fight fossil fuels.

“We also see an exponential progression in the use of solar energy,” he said. “It is doubling now every two years. Doubling every two years means multiplying by 1,000 in 20 years. At that rate we’ll meet 100 percent of our energy needs in 20 years.” …”

http://www.devicepedia.com/news/solar-power-to-rule-in-20-years.html

The smartest (or the nuttiest) futurist on Earth

“Ray Kurzweil is a legendary inventor with a history of mind-blowing ideas. Now he’s onto something even bigger. If he’s right, the future will be a lot weirder and brighter than you think. …” 

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2007/05/14/100008848/

Books By Ray Kurzweil

http://singularity.com/otherbooks.html

Ray Kurzweil,  Total Access Speakers Bureau, Inc.

“Ray Kurzweil is an inventor, entrepreneur, author, and futurist. Called “the restless genius” by the Wall Street Journal and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes, Kurzweil’s ideas on the future have been touted by his many fans, ranging from Bill Gates to Bill Clinton.

Ray Kurzweil was the principal developer of the first omni-font optical character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first CCD flat-bed scanner, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition. Ray has successfully founded and developed nine businesses in OCT, music synthesis, speech recognition, reading technology, virtual reality and cybernetic art, and other areas of artificial intelligence. All of these technologies continue today as market leaders. Ray’s Web site is a leading resource on artificial intelligence. …”

http://www.totalaccessspeakers.com/caas_display.php?speaker_id=636

FILMMAKERS DOCUMENT TRANSCENDENT MAN

“Filmmakers Barry and Felicia Ptolemy announced today that they are producing Transcendent Man, a feature-length documentary on the life and ideas of Ray Kurzweil. The film, which has been in production since early 2007, will wrap this spring and is scheduled for release in 2009. Barry Ptolemy is directing the documentary. No distributor is attached at this time. …”

 
 
 
 

 

 

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The One –Arrogant Meddler–Barack Obama–Al Gore 2008–The Two!

Posted on August 2, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Climate, Economics, Links, People, Politics, Rants, Raves, Resources, Science, Taxes, Technology, Video, War |

Let The Attack Ads Begin

 The One

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mopkn0lPzM8&feature=user

 

Celeb

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHXYsw_ZDXg&feature=user

 

Dr. No

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3Zy50Dy6Zk

 

Pump

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiTpS4MK3D8

 

Troops

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49hC9TpP_rY&feature=user

 

Words

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mQ_eCGbdg0

 

Charlton Heston on Global Climate Change

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozO4YB98mCY

 

George Carlin – Saving the Planet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eScDfYzMEEw

 

Lyndon Johnson – Daisy 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63h_v6uf0Ao

 

How To Make a Political Attack Ad

http://www.howcast.com/videos/19042-How-To-Make-a-Political-Attack-Ad 

 

When you do not have a lot of extra campaign money and the pump and dump drive-by mainstream media are in the “tank” or in love with your opponent, spend it on the ads, put it up on YouTube, and let the media react.

Great idea.

However, the ads must be great as well to drive viewers to the Internet.

Otherwise, who cares.

Sounds like fun.

 

An Alternative Approach to Attack Ads

 

3 Ways to Lower Gas Prices

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOpcPfAarjY

 

Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLd_xUUR4Bg&feature=related

 

Response to Obama, 1: The Destructive Effects of Segregation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hD5_1xA6c8o&feature=user

 

Response to Obama, 2: Why have things gone wrong?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-YpfLwS6fo&feature=user

 

Response to Obama, 3: Bad Culture and Bad Government

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MwMqUjNzlU&feature=user

 

Response to Obama, 4: What’s wrong with Obama’s Leftist View

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8IAfkDBjr0

 

Response to Obama, 5: Tax Rates and Job Creation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUxOk-G3VS0&feature=user

 

Response to Obama, 6: The Difficulty of Change

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg6YMLkJN-0&feature=user

 

Response to Obama, 7: Liberals and the fall of Detroit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNM6HHJTUMM&feature=user

 

Response to Obama, 8: The Importance of Culture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dohoGx7QeVw&feature=user

 

Border Security and Illegal Immigration – Newt Gingrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9JxGh4-SpA

 

Leadership in Energy & Environmental policy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWYTFS6yR20

The person I wanted to vote for in 2008 for President of the United States of America was Newt Gingrich.

He would have won in a landslide.

Memo to Senator McCain:

Select Newt Gingrich as your Vice President running mate, and the movement conservatives and libertarians would turn out en masse. 

Charlie Rose: August 11, 2003

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anK00iN7sYM

“All of these senators live up here in this ivory tower totally isolated from reality surrounded by staff that do not have a clue.”

~Newt Gingrich

 

Background Articles and Videos

 

Voters Don’t Hate Attack Ads; They Hate Bad Ads

Posted by Vinny Minchillo

“… I am an advertising man.

A political advertising man.

A Republican political advertising man.

When I left my regular ad job to do politics full-time, my executive creative director said, “I always knew you liked politics, but I had no idea you were a Republican.” The emphasis on “Republican” was interchangeable with the emphasis you would put on the words “puppy eater.”

“I hope you do well,” he said, “and that all your clients lose.”

http://adage.com/campaigntrail/post?article_id=129541

An Ad Campaign that McCain should adopt

Ed Lasky

“…While Democrats are sure to pounce on record high oil prices and the Iraq War, it would be worthwhile for Republicans to also capitalize on a Democratic-majority Congress held in such low esteem and perceived as being do-nothing. A start could be portraying Democrats as the roadblock to increased energy exploration in America; a corollary could be to note that the Republicans led the way in cutting taxes.

 

Furthermore, this approach might hold promise for John McCain. A strategy that contrasts his record of accomplishment (including working in a bipartisan way with Democrat) with Barack Obama’s meager resume would probably go down well with a population wary of Obama’s inexperience.  A campaign that not only contrasts the two but also inform voters that not only has Barack Obama accomplished very little; in some ways, his record has also been marked by failures along the way. …”

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/07/an_ad_campaign_that_mccain_sho.html 

 

CNN Candidates on McCain’s new ad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnJyeRtikBY

 

NBC Campaign gets ugly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QshGL57RUXI

 

NBC Complains McCain’s Ad ‘Much More Personal and Demeaning’ Than Hillary’s

“…Like the other network morning shows, NBC’s Today on Friday took exception to John McCain’s ad mocking Barack Obama’s celebrity, featuring very brief pictures of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. Matt Lauer suggested it was “bizarre” and said it was “a new and some would say very negative ad from John McCain.” Meredith Vieira agreed, suggesting it was “over the top” and saying “the ad suggests that Obama is just like these two celebutantes, more style than substance.” In an interview with McCain aide Nicolle Wallace and Obama aide Robert Gibbs, Matt Lauer told Wallace the ad was “much more personal and demeaning” than Hillary Clinton’s “It’s 3 AM” ad, and after Wallace replied, he repeated it was “demeaning.” …”

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2008/07/31/nbc-complains-mccains-ad-much-more-personal-demeaning-hillarys

 

D’oh: McCain donors in Paris Hilton’s family miffed at “Celeb” diss

By Michelle Malkin 

“…The McCain campaign runs a half-decent ad yesterday mocking Obama’s celebrification and comparing the Obamessiah to pop culture divas Britney Spears and Paris Hilton…

…and pisses off the big McCain donors in Paris Hilton’s family. Apparently, Camp McCain’s phones were ringing off the hook with complaints from the wealthy Hiltons who have showered the Maverick with cash. Doesn’t anybody check these things before they upload them to YouTube? The ad would have worked just as well without Paris. A pic of Obama gal pal Scarlett Johannson would have been smarter. …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/07/31/doh-mccain-donors-in-paris-hiltons-family-miffed-at-celeb-diss/

 

McCain’s Ad Formula Employs Lowest Common Denominator

“…By featuring Paris Hilton and Britney Spears in an attack ad against Barack Obama, the senator from Arizona has risked charges of silliness to draw attention to his frequently overshadowed campaign. And on one level, it has worked: Television, with its love of pop culture, has replayed the spot hundreds of times, and the NBC, MSNBC and Fox morning shows had aides to McCain and Obama debating it Thursday. …”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/01/AR2008080102965.html 

 

The Many Faces of Newt Gingrich

A House speaker divided

“…After he became speaker, however, he let his self-confidence eclipse Drucker’s advice about time. He took on too many duties, and when he got over-tired, he made serious mistakes. Thus he illustrated another Drucker saying: “Strong people always have strong weaknesses, too. Where there are peaks, there are valleys.” Later on, he tried to rise from the valley by delegating more duties to Majority Leader Armey. …”

http://www.reason.com/news/show/30149.html

 

The ubiquitous Newt Gingrich slogs on

“…Despite the ever-apparent certainty and smugness that made him one of the most successful and reviled politicians for the past two decades — and ultimately led to his resignation from the House — it is clear that Newt Gingrich is definitely in it for the long haul. And should McCain lose in November, look for Gingrich to crank up all of his assorted entities in anticipation of Election 2012. …”

 http://www.mediatransparency.org/story.php?storyID=237

 

O’Reilly: Media Trashes America to Get Liberal Obama Elected

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWS6sO_w05E&feature=related

 

LOL

Mad TV – John McCain Campaign Ad Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Igz9oVAuiFo&feature=related

 

Mad TV – John McCain Campaign Ad Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpHWSqBcR3E&feature=related

 

 

 

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Obama: Pump Up Your Tires–Main Stream Media: Pumps Up Obama

Posted on August 1, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Climate, Economics, Links, Politics, Rants, Raves, Resources, Taxes, Video, War |

  

 

Celeb

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHXYsw_ZDXg&feature=user

 

Sen. Barack Obama’s answer to meeting energy demands

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzZNP4tTfV0

 

obama Says- Americans Want Higher Gas Prices

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJLdHfIBnr0&feature=related

 

President Jimmy Carter – Address to the Nation on Energy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tPePpMxJaA

 

President Jimmy Carter – “Crisis of Confidence” Speech

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IlRVy7oZ58

 

 

Telling the American people to put air in their tires and have their cars tuned-up is arrogant and condenscending.

Just like Jimmy Carter telling people to wear sweaters to keep warm.

The American people are about to tell Obama to take a hike.

Senator Obama’s opposes the expansion of the supply of oil and gasoline and prefers that the price of gasoline gradually increase.

He is a eco-socialist, a watermelon, green on the outside and red on the inside.

Senator Obama would cripple the American economy by maintaining the ban on drilling for oil off the coast of the United States and in ANWR.  

CNN – Obama on off-shore drilling

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0JObs0CJ0Q

More government intervention in the economy is not an answer, it is the problem.

We do not need or want a command and control economy like the Soviet Union, nor a fascist one like Nazis Germany.

The federal government should get out of the way and leave people and businesses alone.

It does not take ten years to get oil. More like one or two.

I do not believe anything Senator Obama says, he is arrogant, ignorant, and a socialist.

He does not even know how many states comprise the United States of America:

Obama Claims He’s Visited 57 States

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpGH02DtIws

Apparently the Democratic Party including Obama are all spouting the Al Gore alternative energy nonsense–the economy wrecker challenge.

Alternative energy from solar, wind and geothermal supplies less than 1% of the electricity generated in the United States after three decades of subsidies and tax credits.

Alternative energy is not the solution. Your cannot power an economy on solar panels and wind mills.

Nuclear power generation is the solution to supplying more and affordable electricity to the American people.

The pump and dump drive-by mainstream media is back in pump up mode for Obama.

 

Belief Growing That Reporters are Trying to Help Obama Win

“…The idea that reporters are trying to help Obama win in November has grown by five percentage points over the past month. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey, taken just before the new controversy involving the New York Times erupted, found that 49% of voters believe most reporters will try to help the Democrat with their coverage, up from 44% a month ago.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/election_20082/2008_presidential_election/belief_growing_that_reporters_are_trying_to_help_obama_win

Obama’s poll numbers are falling and need to be pumped up for the convention.

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

“The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that Barack Obama now attracts 45% of the vote while John McCain earns 43%. When “leaners” are included, it’s Obama 48% and McCain 46% (see recent daily results). McCain is viewed favorably by 56% of voters, Obama by 55%. Tracking Polls are released at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time each day.

Other polls have now confirmed what Rasmussen Reports was the first to report on Monday–that Obama’s Berlin bounce faded as quickly as it came and the Democrat enjoyed no gain from his world tour.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/election_20082/2008_presidential_election/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

News Flash for the pump and dump drive-by mainstream media, movement conservatives and libertarians cannot stand Obama and cannot wait to vote against him. 

Expect very high turnout from conservatives/libertarians in November 2008.

Enjoy your love affair while it last.

Senator Obama sounds like a broken record with his constant playing of the race card.

 

Desperate Obama Openly Using the Race Card

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKQAWoUtgzk

 

Time for McCain to call him a “watermelon” man, green on the outside and red on the inside!

Keep talking Senator Obama, may be you can get down to Congress’s 9%  approval rating by election day.

Only you can prevent socialism in America.

 

LOL

Barack Obama, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxfNLbHoSgI&feature=user

 

Barack Obama plays the RACE CARD…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5qaxjRLAss&feature=user

 

Unelectable (a tribute to Barack Obama)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UAFbMLZm4g&feature=related

 

Background Articles and Videos

Eco-Socialism

“Eco-socialism, Green socialism or Socialist ecology is an ideology merging aspects of Marxism, socialism, Green politics, ecology and the anti-globalization movement. Eco-socialists generally believe that the expansion of the capitalist system is the cause of social exclusion, poverty and environmental degradation through globalization and imperialism, under the supervision of repressive states and transstatal structures; they advocate the non-violent dismantling of capitalism and the state, focusing on collective ownership of the means of production by freely associated producers and restoration of the Commons.[1] …”

“…. Eco-socialists are critical of many past and existing forms of both Green politics and socialism. They are often described as Red Greens – adherents to Green politics with clear anti-capitalist views, often inspired by Marxism (Red Greens should be contrasted with Blue Greens). The term Watermelon is commonly applied, often as an insult, to describe professed Greens who seem to put social justice goals above ecological ones, implying they are “green on the outside but red on the inside”; the term is usually attributed to either Petr Beckmann or, more frequently, Warren T. Brookes,[2][3][4] both conservative critics of environmentalism, and is apparently common in Australia,[5][6] New Zealand[7] and the United States[8] (a website in New Zealand, The Watermelon, uses the term as a compliment, stating that it is “green on the outside and liberal on the inside”, using the term ‘liberal’ while also citing “socialist political leanings”, reflecting the use of the term ‘liberal’ to describe the Left-wing in many English-speaking countries[7] …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eco-socialism

The Marxist roots of the global warming scare

Wes Vernon

http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/vernon/080616

 

All About: Solar energy

“…But if you equate the level of seriousness with which world governments treat solar power with the actual amount of solar energy generated globally, the figures aren’t that reassuring. According to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2007, solar, wind and geothermal combined only account for around 1 percent of the world’s electricity generation, with the International Energy Agency (IEA) putting solar power’s contribution to the global energy supply at just 0.039 percent. In the United States, solar power meets less than 0.01 percent of electricity needs, according to the Los Angeles Times. …”

http://edition.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapcf/10/01/solar.energy/index.html#cnnSTCText

Energy expert discusses the future of solar power

Watch video of Lawrence Kazmerski, director of the National Center for Photovoltaics in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, discussing the prospects of solar-photovoltaic (PV) technologies, arguing that this solar-electricity source is at a tipping point in the very complex realm of worldwide energy at Vanderbilt University Dec. 3, 2007. …”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdq3M0guCEw

Unfair & Unbalanced | In The Tank For Obama | Bonus End

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X423GpqsUhk

IN THE TANK: The MS Media is In The Tank for Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFrp4NDm4dg

Media Love Affair with Barack Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6UOw8p9aM4

The Obama Love Shack: That’s Where It’s At

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fpn7fxNNnXI&feature=related

Mainstream Media Infatuation with Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWY-VBMzbKQ

Shocking Obama Not ready for Primetime

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynJwtYK05F8&eurl=http://hotair.com/archives/2008/07/19/in-the-tank-worshipping-media-to-follow-obama-around-the-world/

In the tank: Worshipping media to follow Obama around the world;

“…Hillary Clinton’s campaign complained loudly that the media treated Barack Obama like a rock star instead of a presidential candidate.  Saturday Night Live made itself relevant for the first time in a generation by skewering the love affair that the mainstream media had with Obama, finally embarrassing them into asking a few tough questions of Obama — after more than a year.  Now, with Obama embarking on his world tour, all three broadcast networks will have their anchors trailing him, apparently hoping to record every bon mot that escapes from his lips: …”

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/07/19/in-the-tank-worshipping-media-to-follow-obama-around-the-world/

 

Poll: News media biased for Obam

http://www.washtimes.com/news/2008/jul/22/poll-news-media-biased-for-Obama/

 

Carter-Obama Taxes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Vycxh1oSUo

 

Obama’s Ill-Timed Tax Increases

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNMIwx6bGvs&feature=user

 

Can We Ask? Yes We Can.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7Yd80tXs_4&feature=user

 

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