Sunday, January 29, 2012

Official US stance on Iran—tough and stupid.

Except for Ron Paul

Our Peace Prize president lobbed some harsh words toward Iran in his long-winded pep rally last Tuesday night:

Ending the Iraq war has allowed us to strike decisive blows against our enemies. From Pakistan to Yemen, the al Qaeda operatives who remain are scrambling, knowing that they can’t escape the reach of the United States of America. (Applause.)

He is referring to the drone war. Moments later, Obama turned his sights on the big enchilada:


Black is Gray: MS Rep. John F. Harris


In Mississippi on February 1, 1890, an appropriation for a monument to the Confederate dead was being considered. A delegate had just spoken against the bill, when John F. Harris, a Black Republican delegate from Washington, county, rose to speak:

"Mr. Speaker! I have risen in my place to offer a few words on the bill.

I have come from a sick bed. Perhaps it was not prudent for me to come. But sir, I could not rest quietly in my room without contributing a few remarks of my own.

I was sorry to hear the speech of the young gentlemen from Marshall County. I am sorry that any son of a soldier would go on record as opposed to the erections of a monument in honor of the brave dead. And, Sir, I am convinced that had he seen what I saw at Seven Pines, and in the Seven Day's fighting around Richmond, the battlefield covered with mangled forms of those who fought for this country and their country's honor, he would not have made the speech.

When the news came that the South had been invaded, those men went forth to fight for what they believed, and they made not requests for monuments. But they died, and their virtues should be remembered.

Sir, I went with them. I, too, wore the gray, the same color my master wore. We stayed for four long years, and if that war had gone on till now I would have been there yet. I want to honor those brave men who died for their convictions.

When my Mother died I was a boy. Who, Sir, then acted the part of Mother to the orphaned slave boy, but my old Missus! Were she living now, or could speak to me from those high realms where are gathered the sainted dead, she would tell me to vote for this bill. And, Sir, I shall vote for it. I want it known to all the world that my vote is given in favor of the bill to erect a monument in HONOR OF THE CONFEDERATE DEAD."

When the applause died down, the measure passed overwhelmingly, and every Black member voted "AYE."

(Source: War For What? by Francis Springer)

Black is Gray: MS Rep. John F. Harris

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Soros: Obama, Romney 'Not Much Difference'

Billionaire financier George Soros thinks that, if Mitt Romney wins the presidency, there will be "little difference" between him and Barack Obama in the White House.

Soros offered the reassuring news to liberals across Europe during an interview this week in Davos, Switzerland.

As policymakers from Hong Kong to Canada pressed Greece and its creditors to strike a deal to cut the nation’s debt, Soros pressed in on GOP presidential candidate Romney:

"Well, look, either you’ll have an extremist conservative, be it Gingrich or Santorum, in which case I think it will make a big difference which of the two comes in," Soros told Reuters in a videotaped interview.

"If it’s between Obama and Romney, there isn’t all that much difference except for the crowd that they bring with them."

Radically Changing the Historical Profession

The American cultural revolution of the 1960’s deeply affected our historical profession in much the same way as the earlier Russian cultural revolution altered their traditional institutions. The rigid cultural Marxism and speech codes predominant at American universities today appears related to the Russian pattern.

Bernhard Thuersam, Director

Cape Fear Historical Institute

“It is also well known that Stalin in 1931 personally intervened in the historical debate with his letter to the editors of Proletarskaia revoliutsiia…the writing of Party history constituted a form of power. The history of the Party was too important to be left entirely in the hands of historians.

[There emerged] efforts of rival groups of Marxist historians to win a mandate from the Party Central Committee to guide historical research and publication, to control the staffing of institutions, and to enforce professional norms.

But in the field of history, a local factor was also involved: the militance of the Marxist students. Almost simultaneously with this student campaign came a political fight within the Party organization of the Institute of Red Professors. In the course of 1928, an increasingly vituperative public campaign was mounted against non-Marxist historiography. By the beginning of 1929….[attacks began] on the institutional base of non-Marxist historians.

At the First All-Union Conference of Marxist Historians…a proposal to liquidate [the] Institute of History [was made] and create in its place a new institute under the Communist Academy. [Thus came the] Society of Marxist Historians, the forum for Marxist discussion in the profession and source of many of the attacks on “bourgeois historians.”

[After Stalin criticized many historians commitment to Marxism]…The Society of Marxist Historians demanded a review of all existing historical literature, and students of the Institute of Red Professors were formed into brigades preparing assessments of large portions of the existing literature for publication in the press. [Then], extermination of cadres of historians began. Many historians were slandered, then repressed. Many were compelled to admit “errors.”

The [Russian] cultural revolution…radically changed the historical profession. From the mid-thirties, all historians had to pay lip service to Marxism, just as they did (despite the contradiction involved) to the glories of the Russian national tradition. The old factions [of traditional historians] were dissolved, or went underground.

(Marxist Historians During the Cultural Revolution, George M. Enteen: Cultural Revolution in Russia, 1928-1931, Sheila Fitzpatrick, Indiana University Press, 1984, pp. 154-168)

Man threatens, follows woman during road rage incident

Sounds familiar except for the outcome.

A St. Louis security guard was arrested Thursday after police say he threatened to kill a driver on a highway exit ramp.
John Davis was on his way home from his club security job on North Kingshighway when he told me that a driver cut him off. Police say that made him so mad that he not only threatened to shoot another driver over it but that he also had the guns and ammo to do it.

Police say they pulled four loaded handguns from the off-duty security guard's car minutes after he allegedly threatened to shoot a woman in a fit of road rage. It started on Interstate 64 and escalated on an off ramp in Caseyville.

"He rolled down his window and shined a spotlight in my eyes -- an insanely bright spotlight -- so I couldn't even see his face," the victim said. "And he started screaming about that he had four guns in his car and that he was going to kill me."

The victim asked me not to use her name or show her face for fear of retaliation, but she told me that she then sped off, with the guard on her tail. She then called 911.

"At this point I'm so frightened I can't hardly move," she said.

By then, she says the guard had followed her into Belleville. She said she was too scared to go home, so she stayed on the phone with police as she drove around until they could get to her.

Who Commissioned Us to Remake the World?

U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul, Obama's man in Moscow, who just took up his post, has received a rude reception. And understandably so.

In 1992, McFaul was the representative in Russia of the National Democratic Institute, a U.S. government-funded agency whose mission is to promote democracy abroad.

The NDI has been tied to color-coded or Orange revolutions such as those that dethroned regimes in Serbia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia and Lebanon. The project miscarried in Belarus.

The NDI is one of several agencies, dating to the 1980s, that were set up to subvert communist regimes. With the end of the Cold War, however, these agencies were not decommissioned, but recommissioned to serve as something of an American Comintern.

Where the old Comintern of Lenin sought to instigate communist revolutions across the West and its empires, post-Cold War America decided to promote democratic revolutions to remake the world in the image of late 20th century America.

In 2002, McFaul wrote a book: Russia's Unfinished Revolution.

Vladimir Putin's men are not unreasonably asking if he was sent to Moscow to finish that revolution. Putin has already accused Hillary Clinton of flashing the signal for street demonstrations to begin—to protest Russia's December's elections.

Nor is it surprising the Putin's people are suspicious of McFaul, who added to his problems by meeting with anti-Putin dissidents the day after he presented his credentials.

McFaul says this is part of his "dual-track engagement" with Russian society. Before leaving for Moscow, he told NPR's Morning Edition: "We're not going to get into the business of dictating (Russia's) path (to democracy). ... We're just going to support what we like to call 'universal values'—not American values, not Western values, universal values."

But what, exactly, are these "universal values"?

And who are we to impose them on other nations? Did Divine Providence assign us this mission? Who do we Americans think we are?


American Bible translators bowdlerize scriptures to avoid offending Muslims: no "Father" and "Son"

The Fact Check with replies to all of Wycliffe’s comments can be found in its entirety here: Fact Check: Biblical Missiology’s Response To Wycliffe’s Comments On “Lost In Translation”(PDF).

If you have not already, please sign the petition and keep sharing it via email, Facebook, Twitter and your voice with every believer you know, calling for Wycliffe to remain faithful to the Word of God during translation.

'Rep. Allen West - "Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Get The Hell out of the USA'

“Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else. You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get the hell out of the United States of America.”

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Afghan parents & brother of 3 teenage girls convicted of first-degree murder

“It is difficult to conceive of a more heinous, more despicable and more honourless crime,” Ontario Superior Court Judge Robert Maranger said Sunday after the jury foreman had read aloud the verdicts.

Looking directly at Mohammad Shafia, 58, Tooba Mohammad Yahya, 42 and their oldest son Hamed as they stood before him in the prisoners’ box for the last time, the judge concluded with a stinging denunciation.

“The apparent reason behind these cold-blooded, shameless murders was that the four completely innocent victims offended your twisted notion of honour, a notion of honour that is founded upon the domination and control of women, a sick notion of honour that has absolutely no place in any civilized society.”


The Democratic Party Occupies Oakland

Occupy Oakland protesters broke into City Hall, stole an American flag from the City Council chamber and set it on fire Saturday night, punctuating a wild day in which police deployed tear gas, arrested more than 400 marchers and dodged hurling objects.

Demonstrators spent the day trying to break into a convention center and temporarily occupying City Hall and a YMCA, all the while snaking around lines of riot-clad police periodically shooting bean bag projectiles, among other uses of nonlethal force.

Saturday marked the first major clashes between protesters and police since November and left three officers with minor injuries, as protesters threw bottles, metal pipes, rocks, spray cans and "improvised explosive devices," police said.

MORE@The Oakland Tribune

The GOP Establishment and the Reckoning

I recall that scene in Tombstone, where Val Kilmer says "It's not Revenge he wants. It's a Reckoning."

That's what the Tea Party is about. That's what the anybody-but-Romney crowd is about. I dare say that's what your post was about.

So if Romney gets the nomination, when comes the Reckoning? Because come it will.
People are fixated on get Obama out of office at all cost. They're missing the Reckoning:

And so we come yet again to the stupidity and short sightedness of the Elites. Do they really not see the Reckoning, after the rallies and election of 2010? Really? If they really ram Slick Willard down everyone's throats, do they not inflame this feeling, rather than tamping it down.

"Global Warming"

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Allen West being redistricted out of existence in effort led by Romney Florida spokesman

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After last night’s Republican Presidential debate, the candidates’ respective spinmeisters made their cases to the media as to why their guy won the debate. One of Governor Mitt Romney’s spokesmen was Florida Representative Will Weatherford, and during the course of his remarks in the “Spin Room”, he shed a very dim light on the ongoing redistricting process in the Florida Legislature. Over the past several weeks, many Republicans have voiced their disappointment towards the Republican legislature after the release of the preliminary redistricting maps. Much of the ire concerns the proposed boundaries of Congressman Allen West’s 22nd Congressional District that would be redrawn to include far more registered Democrats.

West’s congressional district inexplicably sheds the most out support as compared to all other incumbent Republican and Democrat Congressman. A few weeks back we quoted an unnamed legislator saying that, “Allen West was screwed”, a statement which was originally made about made five months before the proposed maps were made public, leading insiders to believe that the fix was in against Allen West. But in light of Weatherford’s comment, it is increasingly clear that this is a fait accompli.

A website, SaveAllenWest, had been set up, but it appears to be too late.

One of the rising stars of the Tea Party is about to be sacrificed by the Republican establishment in Florida, led by someone spinning for Mitt Romney.

Don’t say you weren’t warned.

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Marco Rubio: Obama‘s ’Made Everything Worse’

Sen. Marco Rubio on Saturday delivered a sharp rebuke of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, saying Obama avoided discussing much of his administration‘s accomplishments because he’s “made everything worse” during his time in office.

“It was an opportunity for the president to talk about his accomplishments over the last three years and to lay out his plans for the year ahead. And he missed on both counts,” the Florida Republican said, delivering the weekly GOP address. “You didn’t hear much talk about the success of his administration — and that’s because there isn’t much.”

Acknowledging that Obama inherited a significant national debt, high unemployment and a struggling economy, Rubio said the president’s policies have only exacerbated a bad situation.

“This president didn’t talk about his record for one simple reason: He doesn’t want you to know about it. But you do know about it, because you feel the failure of his leadership every single day of your life,” Rubio said.


A fateful journey during the War

Via Billy

On July 15, 1864, a train carrying more than 800 Confederate prisoners of war destined for the Union camp at Elmira, N.Y., was involved in a head-on crash near the sleepy town of Shohola, Pa.

The collision of the two trains on the Erie Railroad along the bank of the Delaware River resulted in the deaths of a large number of Confederate prisoners and Union guards.

As a historian and writer from Madison, N.J., I visited the site after learning of this tragic piece of history. There, I found out about two Confederate lads who died in the crash and were buried in a nearby cemetery.

With a great deal of research, their stories emerged, and the long hidden graves were found. As a result the train wreck becomes a personal story about two soldiers named Johnson, one from Anson County, N.C., and the other from Petersburg, Va. Both served in N.C. regiments, the 8th and 31st. To pay respect to them, my wife, Nancy, and I have taken the role of caretakers and faithfully place the Confederate flag on the gravesites.

The story begins two years earlier, in 1862, when it became apparent the war was going to last longer than anticipated, and both sides were faced with the problem of housing an increased number of prisoners. The Union and Confederacy decided to work out a prisoner exchange plan.


A fateful journey during the War

"Hello, freedom man."

Conservatives are right to be deeply committed to constitutionalism and to test all government actions against the plumb line of that great charter of liberty. We would never dismiss concerns about the constitutionality of legislation or the eligibility of persons to hold office under that Constitution the way former Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed objections to the legitimacy of ObamaCare. The former Speaker looked incredulously at her questioner and said: "Are you serious?" Happily, such disdain for constitutional concerns is one reason why she is the former Speaker of the House.

Don't worry, dear readers -- be happy. The good news for us is that Sen. Marco Rubio is eligible to be elected president in 2012. And so are Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley. There's been a lot of attention devoted to the original meaning of "natural born citizen of the United States," the governing phrase from Art. II, Sec. 1 of the Constitution. Happily, The Heritage Guide to the Constitution resolves this question for us.

Clearly, says this respected source, what the Founders sought to avoid was foreign intrigue, or intriguers, becoming president. Wise Founders. (Too bad they didn't also say "Marxists need not apply.")


A Dollar Cataclysm Is Imminent

Washington has lit the match on a time bomb called the Iranian economic sanctions. DC and its grudging allies are attempting to shut out the Iranian central bank and keep Iran from selling oil. But Iran has powerful friends…the BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India & China). The unintended consequences of the sanctions are that the world is aggressively working to supplant the Dollar as the world reserve currency. Iran just made a deal with India to sell them oil and accept payment in gold. Iran will do this with other nations through the Kish Island Oil Bourse that opened in February, 2008.

The American-led economic warfare, poorly disguised as diplomatic alarm about Iranian nuclear capabilities, is not about splitting the atom or building a bomb. Washington knows that if the oil-producing nations forsake the Dollar to settle all oil transactions, the Dollar is over. Washington has overplayed its hand in this high-stakes poker game. Iran holds the trump card: it sits on an ocean of crude oil that the Europe cannot live without. Washington’s global influence is in steep decline as the world is tired of DC’s bullying tactics. The BRIC nations are rapidly ascending.

Some recent history is in order. Saddam Hussein planned to stop selling Iraqi oil in dollars and switch to the Euro. Muamar Gaddafi of Libya planned to create a new gold-backed African dinar and settle oil payments in the new gold-backed money.

What happened to both of them and their countries? They were attacked by Washington. Both leaders are dead.


Waffen SS The Epic Story - Leon Degrelle (Full Film)

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