Archive for June 22nd, 2009

Liberty Launch Countdown to The Celebration of Independence Day–Saturday, July 4, 2009–Ice Tea Party Time To Freeze Government Expenditures, Deficits, Debts and Taxes–Expect 30 Million Nationally in 1,000 Cities and Towns and 1 Million in Washington D.C.!

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“The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.”

~Thomas Jefferson

 

The Meaning of Independence Day

 

You are invited to attend a Ice Tea Party on July 4, 2009, Independence Day!

 

Why Tea Parties? The Trillion Dollar Question

Locations

http://www.teapartyday.com/Locations.aspx

http://www.teapartyday.com/

 

Tea Party Directory

http://www.reteaparty.com/teaparties/

 

TEA PARTY DIRECTORIES ALL-IN-ONE…& Facts

 

Independence Hall Tea Party 3


 

Thomas Paine on to Washington

 

 

Ice Tea Parties are a grassroots movement of millions of American citizens to peacefully assemble and protest an out-of control Federal Government bureaucracy and the political elites and politicians of both parties in Washington, D. C.

 

Stop Spending Our Future – The Crisis

 

Stop The Spending and Deficits

US Federal Government Deficits

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The FairTax: It’s Time

 

Freeze Government Spending and Taxes With A Balanced Budget and The FairTax!

 

Pence on the Fair Tax

 

DeMint on Tea Parties and the Need for Freedom to Increase, not Government

 

My FAIRTAX Story_Paul Wizikowski

 

By July 4, 2009 the number of unemployed Americans is expected to exceed 15,000,000—-more than the worse year of the Great Depression–1933.

The countdown has started..

The clock is ticking.

Start a conversation.

Extend a hand.

Invite and drive your family,  a friend, a neighbor, and an unemployed American citizen to an Ice Tea Party.

Ring the Liberty Bell of Freedom.

E-mail this alert heads-up message now to your family, friends, and others on your e-mail list.

 

Join the Second American Revolution 

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Second American Revolution–Tea Party Celebrations–Washington Fair–July 4, 2009–An Open Invitation To The American People

American People’s Plan = 6 Month Tax Holiday + FairTax = Real Hope + Real Change!–Millions To March On Washington D.C. Saturday, July 4, 2009!

Independents Lead The The Second American Revolution Surge–Independence Day–Saturday July 4, 2009 In Washington D.C.–Tea Party Time–On To Washington–Dare You To Move!

Tea Parties Take Off In Texas–Spreading Nationwide–Are You Going To Washington Fair? Millions Celebrate The Second American Revolution–Saturday, July 4, 2009

 

Please Spread The Message of Liberty

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Proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants.”

 

Let Freedom Ring

 

 

 

Celebrate Independence Day

 

God Bless the USA – Lee Greenwood

 

“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”
 

~Thomas Jefferson

 

Cheers

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America The Beautiful

 

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An invitation to Janeane Garofalo

By Michelle Malkin  

“…You remember Katrina Pierson. She was the feisty speaker who rocked the Dallas Tea Party on Tax Day. Katrina has issued an invitation to race-baiting actress Janeane Garofalo to attend the next Dallas Tea Party on Independence Day. I’m delighted to let you know that I’ll be joining Katrina and thousands of others at the Southfork Ranch.

Janeane, get out of your little cocoon and meet us face to face. Celebrate diversity: …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/01/an-invitation-to-janeane-garofalo/ 

 

Sen. Coburn: Our watchdog

By Michelle Malkin  

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Wrecovery.gov!

“…It’s a good thing the White House can’t fire GOP Sen. Tom Coburn the way it fires inspectors general for blowing the whistle on waste.

He’s doing the job no one else in the administration is allowed to do — telling us the truth about porkulus fraud and abuse.

While Bozo the VP Joe Biden clowns around and Obama’s keystone cops dawdle on the useless Recovery.gov website, Sen. Coburn has released a stimulus oversight report documenting 100 examples of stimulus waste.

You can read the whole report here.

The press release:

U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D., today released an oversight report 100 Stimulus Projects: A Second Opinion that discloses 100 of the worst examples of waste in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or stimulus bill. The projects included in the report – worth $5.5 billion – range from Maine to California, and even two from the state of Oklahoma. Click here to read the entire report.

“The American people have a right to know how their stimulus dollars are being spent. In too many cases stimulus projects are wasting money we don’t have on things we don’t need,” Dr. Coburn said.

“Rather than growing our economy, the overall impact of stimulus spending may prove to be harmful to our economy. For example, Washington’s efforts to ‘stimulate’ the economy are increasing utility costs, repairing bridges nobody uses, building tunnels for turtles, and renovating extravagant train stations in remote areas while widely-used bridges and roads in poor shape are passed over,” Dr. Coburn said.

“I opposed the stimulus bill because I was concerned that 80 to 90 percent of the spending would not be true stimulus. I hope I am proven wrong. Yet, our initial findings continue to show that taxpayers are not getting the value they deserve and need,” Dr. Coburn said.

Dr. Coburn added that Earl Devaney, head of the Recovery Act Accountability and Transparency (RAT) Board, estimates that at least $55 billion of stimulus funds may be lost to waste, fraud and abuse. However, the final number will likely be much higher. If stimulus funds do not promote economic growth history may indicate that the vast majority of stimulate dollars would have been better off staying in taxpayers’ pockets.

Ten examples of wasteful stimulus projects in the report include: …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/16/sen-coburn-our-watchdog/

 

White House pushing to gag stimulus critics

By Michelle Malkin 

“…Caution: Obama gangland tactics at work.

In keeping with his past campaign tactics to shut critics up through brute force, the White House appears to be taking steps to crack down on critics of the trillion-dollar porkulus law.

Is anyone surprised? Mark Tapscott at the Examiner reports:

A new White House policy on permissible lobbying on economic recovery and stimulus project has taken a decidedly anti-First Amendment turn. It’s a classic illustration of Big Government trying to control every aspect of a particular activity and in the process running up against civil liberty.

Check out this passage from a post on the White House blog by Norm Eisen, Special Counsel to the President on Ethics and Government Reform (emphasis added):

“First, we will expand the restriction on oral communications to cover all persons, not just federally registered lobbyists. For the first time, we will reach contacts not only by registered lobbyists but also by unregistered ones, as well as anyone else exerting influence on the process. We concluded this was necessary under the unique circumstances of the stimulus program. …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/05/30/white-house-pushing-to-gag-stimulus-critics/

 

What is the FairTax?

 

FairTax Prebate Explained

 

The Fair Tax

 

Bill Moyers: Thomas Paine & the Promise of America PT 1

 

Bill Moyers: Thomas Paine & the Promise of America PT 2

 

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Mark Levin–Videos

Posted on June 22, 2009. Filed under: Blogroll, Economics, Employment, Foreign Policy, Health Care, Immigration, Investments, Law, liberty, Life, Links, People, Philosophy, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Regulations, Security, Talk Radio, Taxes, Technology, Video, War, Wisdom | Tags: , , |

 

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Conservatives Can Fight Back! Mark Levin Reads From “Liberty And Tyranny”

Mark Levin–Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto–Videos

 

Mark Levin Interview on C-SPAN (Part 1)

Mark Levin Interview on C-SPAN (Part 2)

Mark Levin Interview on C-SPAN (Part 3)

Mark Levin Interview on C-SPAN (Part 4)

Mark Levin Interview on C-SPAN (Part 5)

Mark Levin Interview on C-SPAN (Part 6)

Address by Mark Levin, Pt. 1

Address by Mark Levin, Pt. 2


 

Address by Mark Levin, Pt. 3

 

Address by Mark Levin, Pt. 4

Address by Mark Levin, Pt. 5

Address by Mark Levin, Pt. 6

Address by Mark Levin, Pt. 7

Mark Levin on Hannity Show

Mark Levin On Fox News & Hannity

Mark Levin’s book Interview with Sean Hannity

Mark Levin’s book Interview with Neil Cavuto Fox TV

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Mark Levin speaks on the greatness of America_Part 2

Mark Levin speaks on the greatness of America_Part 3


 

Mark Levin calls Couric, Olbermann, Leibowitz

Sarah Palin on The Mark Levin Show

Mark Levin on Sarah Palin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2VKqBkux84

 

Mark Levin and Milton Friedman Explain Free Market Capitalism Part 1 Of 2

Mark Levin and Milton Friedman Explain Free Market Capitalism Part 2 Of 2

Mark Levin rips Bill O’Reilly

Mark Levin: Media Matters is “A Criminal Enterprise”!

Mark Levin cuts John McCain down to size

Rush interviews Mark Levin PT1

Rush interviews Mark Levin PT2

Mark Levin – Oct 14th – Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals Part 1 of 2

Mark Levin – Oct 14th – Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals Part 2 of 2

Background Articles and Videos

 Mark Levin–Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto–Videos

Mark Levin

“…Mark Reed Levin (born September 21, 1957) is an American conservative political commentator, radio host, lawyer and bestselling author. Levin earned his B.A. and J.D. at Temple University.[1][2] His nationally syndicated talk show, The Mark Levin Show, airs throughout the United States on ABC Radio Networks. His book Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto debuted at #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list (hardcover nonfiction) the week of April 3, 2009.[3]

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

Mark Levin Show

http://www.myspace.com/marklevinshow

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President Barack Hussein Obama Assists Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei By Cutting Off Federal Funding of Iranian Talk Radio–Silencing The Lambs!

Posted on June 22, 2009. Filed under: Blogroll, Economics, Foreign Policy, Immigration, liberty, Life, Links, People, Philosophy, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Religion, Security, Video, War | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 

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The Silence of the Lambs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jco9kU4TAmg

 

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While the President may not be able to shut-down or shut-up American talk radio hosts by reinstituting the Fairness Doctrine, he sure does not want to be accused of meddling in affairs of the Iranian Supreme Leader and its murderous rogue regime.

The  leader of the progressive radical socialist Democratic Party cannot resist the Iranian election crisis to shut-down the Farsi language Voice of America.

President Obama  cut the funding in the the 2010 budget for  pro-democracy programs on the Persian language broadcasting services  of Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty into Iran.

The  Meddler Monopolists of the Nanny State  have no reservations about telling you the kind of car you can drive, the type of health insurance you must buy,  how the electricity you use will be produced, and who you can listen to on the radio.

Replacing American individual or consumer consumer sovereignty with collective or government sovereignty is the default position  of the progressive radical socialist Democratic Party  under Obama.

President Obama apparently respects Iranian sovereignty more than he does the sovereignty of the American consumer.

President Obama’s refusal  to encourage the Iranian freedom and democracy movement reminds me of FDR’s State Department refusal to assist European jews fleeing the oppression of the National Socialist under Hitler. 

  

Holocaust – U.S. State Department “Secret War”

 

Constrast President Obama’s response to Iranian freedom and democracy movement with those of the late President Ronald Reagan.

 

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A Leader of Vision, Moral Clearity and Courage

 

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Obama Erases Pro-Democracy Money for Iran

Friday, June 19, 2009 2:40 PM

By: Kenneth R. Timmerman

“…Newsmax has learned that the Obama administration also has zeroed out funding for pro-democracy programs inside Iran from the State Department budget for fiscal 2010, just as protests in Iran are ramping up.

Funding for pro-democracy programs began in 2004, when Congress earmarked $1.5 million of the State Department budget for “educational, humanitarian, and non-governmental organizations and individuals inside Iran to support the advancement of democracy and human rights in Iran.”

The funding ramped up dramatically two years later, when Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice requested $75 million for pro-democracy programs. More than half of the $66.1 million Congress finally appropriated went to expand U.S. government-funded Persian language broadcasting services at Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

But no money has been earmarked for such programs in the administration’s fiscal 2010 foreign operations budget request. Congressional sources told Newsmax they doubted that a Democrat-controlled Congress would add it when the budget comes before a committee next week.

Controversy has surrounded the programs from the start, with pro-regime lobbying groups, such as the National Iranian-American Council urging the State Department to cancel the funding.

And although Bush administration officials told pro-democracy activists they wanted to fund projects inside Iran (as called for in the original legislative language), State Department desk officers intervened to block funding for any projects other than cultural exchanges and “think tanks and studies,” insiders told Newsmax.

One key opponent of the funding, who weighed in at meetings to block specific grant requests aimed at helping pro-democracy groups inside Iran, was Suzanne Maloney, who is now at the Brookings Institution.

Speaking at a Washington forum that the National Iranian-American Council sponsored Wednesday, Maloney applauded President Obama’s do-nothing policy. “The best thing we can do for Iranian democracy is sit back and let Iranians fight it out for themselves,” she said, echoing the president’s own words from a brief press statement the day before.

Program supporters say the efforts of people such as Maloney inside the State Department to blunt the original intent have made the funding virtually meaningless.

“The State Department never did a lot with all the funding we gave them, so I’m not sure that zeroing it out is a huge loss,” an aide to a key congressional supporter of the funding told Newsmax.  …”

http://www.newsmax.com/timmerman/Obama_Democracy_Iran/2009/06/19/227155.html

 

Supreme Leader of Iran

“…The post of Supreme Leader (Persian: رهبر انقلاب, Rahbare Enqelab,[1] lit. Leader of the Revolution, or مقام رهبری, Maghame Rahbari,[2] lit. Leadership Authority) was created in the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran as the highest ranking political and religious authority of the nation, in accordance with the concept of Guardianship of the Islamic Jurists.[3] The title “Supreme” Leader (Persian: رهبر معظم, Rahbare Moazzam) is often used as a sign of respect; however, this terminology is not found in the constitution of Iran, which simply referred to the “Leader” (rahbar).

More powerful than the president of Iran, the Leader appoints the heads of many powerful posts – the commanders of the armed forces, the director of the national radio and television network, the heads of the major religious foundations, the prayer leaders in city mosques, and the members of national security councils dealing with defence and foreign affairs. He also appoints the chief judge, the chief prosecutor, special tribunals and, with the help of the chief judge, the 12 jurists of the Guardian Council – the powerful body that decides both what bills may become law and who may run for president or parliament.[4]

Iran has had two Supreme Leaders; currently the post is occupied by Ali Khamenei.

The Supreme Leader is elected by the Assembly of Experts, which is also in charge of overseeing the Supreme Leader, and also has the power to dismiss him. As the name indicates, the Supreme Leader is considered as the ultimate head of the Iranian political and governmental establishment, above that of Iran’s president. According to the constitution, he has the last say in internal and foreign policies, control of all of the armed forces (Army, Revolutionary Guards, Police), and control of state broadcast and others (see below). The head of the Judicial branch (in Persian: قوه قضائیه) is also directly appointed by him.

The President of Iran, who is elected by universal suffrage, is the Executive President (Head of government). In 1989, the Prime Minister’s office was merged with the President’s office to form the current post of President of Iran. However, certain executive powers, such as command of the armed forces and declaration of war and peace, remain in the hands of the Supreme Leader.[5] Furthermore the Supreme Leader may even dismiss the president and prevent the legitimation of any law (appointed by assembly) by the institutions under his control, the Guardian Council and the Expediency Council. …”

 

 

Marja

“….Marja (Arabic/Persian: مرجع), also appearing as Marja Taqlid or Marja Dini (Arabic/Persian: مرجع تقليد / مرجع ديني), literally means “Source to Imitate/Follow” or “Religious Reference”. It is the label provided to Shia authority, a Grand Ayatollah with the authority to make legal decisions within the confines of Islamic law for followers and less-credentialed clerics. After the Qur’an and the Prophets and Imams, marjas are the highest authority on religious laws in Usuli Twelver Shia Islam.

Currently, marjas are accorded the title Grand Ayatollah (Arabic/Persian: آية ‌الله العظمی Ayatollah al-Uzma), however when referring to one, the use of Ayatollah is acceptable. Previously, the titles of Allamah[1] and Imam[2] have also been used.

The marja’yiat of an Ayatollah transpires when he becomes a celebrated figure in the hawza and his students and followers trust him in answering their questions, and ask him to publish his juristic book, the resalah amaliyah – a manual of practical rulings arranged according to topics dealing with ritual purity, worship, social issues, business, and political affairs. The resalah contains an ayatollah’s fatwas on different topics, according to his knowledge of the most authentic Islamic sources and their application to current life. Traditionally only the most renowned Ayatollahs of the given time published a resalah, while today many Ayatollahs of various illustriousness have published one, while some of the renowned ones have refused to do so.

Where a difference in opinion exists between the marjas, each of them provide their own opinion and the Muqallid will follow his/her own marja’s opinion on that subject. [3] A mujtahid, i.e. someone who has completed advanced training (dars kharij) in the hawza and has acquired the license to engage in ijtihad (ejazaye ijtihad) from one or several ayatollahs, is exempted from the requirement to follow a marja. One should note, however, that ijtihad is not always comprehensive and so a mujtahid may be an expert in one particular area of Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh) and exercise ijtihad therein, but follow a marja in other areas of fiqh.

Several senior Grand Ayatollahs constitute the hawza, a religious institution. The hawza of Qom and Najaf are preeminent seminary centers for the training of Shia clergymen. However, there are other smaller hawzas in other cities around the world, such as Karbala in Iraq and Mashhad, and Isfahan in Iran. …”

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

Consumer Sovereignty

Consumer sovereignty is a term which is used in economics to refer to the rule or sovereignty of purchasers in markets as to production of goods. It is the power of consumers to decide what gets produced. People use the this term to describe the consumer as the “king,” or ruler, of the market, the one who determines what products will be produced. [1] Also, this term denotes the way in which a consumer ideologically choices to buy a good or service. Furthermore,the term can be used as either a norm (as to what consumers should be permitted) or a description (as to what consumers are permitted).

In unrestricted markets, those with income or wealth are able to use their purchasing power to motivate producers as what to produce (and how much). Customers do not necessarily have to buy and, if dissatisfied, can take their business elsewhere, while the profit-seeking sellers find that they can make the greatest profit by trying to provide the best possible products for the price (or the lowest possible price for a given product). In the language of cliché, “The one with the gold makes the rules.”

To most neoclassical economists, complete consumer sovereignty is an ideal rather than a reality because of the existence — or even the ubiquity — of market failure. Some economists of the Chicago school and the Austrian school see consumer sovereignty as a reality in a free market economy without interference from government or other non-market institutions, or anti-market institutions such as monopolies or cartels. That is, alleged market failures are seen as being a result of non-market forces. However, it has also been argued (e.g., by Goutam U. Jois) that even a “pure” market system violates the consumer sovereignty norm.

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

 

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 Saving The Jews

http://www.savingthejews.com/

 

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran on Channel 4 in FULL [pt 1 of 2]

 

Governments Cause all the Worlds Problems…

 

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Saving The Jews: FDR and the Holocaust–Videos

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The Silence of the Lambs–Videos

Posted on June 22, 2009. Filed under: Art, Blogroll, Books, Culture, People, Video | Tags: , |

The Silence of the Lambs 1/12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBKz4__tUi4

 

The Silence of the Lambs 2/12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tnz3qxd1cH8

 

The Silence of the Lambs 3/12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuoQZq3Q_2Q

 

The Silence of the Lambs 4/12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlyngsmMy2Y

 

The Silence of the Lambs 5/12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqZ2kDCPosA

 

The Silence of the Lambs 6/12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JnkZGTRtm8

 

The Silence of the Lambs 7/12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4eoXuIoGso

 

The Silence of the Lambs 8/12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jco9kU4TAmg

 

The Silence of the Lambs 9/12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y5xpckQ07c

 

The Silence of the Lambs 10/12

 

The Silence of the Lambs 11/12

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

 

The Silence of the Lambs 12/12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USm3MW5k0lI

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