Saturday, June 16, 2012

23% of Small Business Owners Went a Year Without Pay and Obama is Happy About It

Since 2010, I have not received a salary from the company where I’m the president and have worked for 31 years. My business partner, who is vice-president, also does not receive a salary. In addition, we’ve had to lay off a few people. My wife was the first to be let go. Thankfully, we have other jobs. We’ve used some of the profits from our successful businesses to help with the financial shortfall of our struggling company. Here’s what a report by Citibank found:

Why Academia Thinks & Acts Like Adolescents

"So again why is it that too many faculty feel it necessary to denigrate our nation? Here is one theory. When adolescents come into their adulthood it is both natural and healthy to challenge the authority that ruled them. This is even more so in a free nation such as the United States. Yet at some point the adolescent becomes the adult and hopefully, begins to understand some of the decisions of their parents. In the 1960s adolescents came to the academy in unprecedented numbers due to the demographic anomaly called the baby boom. Yet for all too many they did not move out. In fact they stayed and many remain their today in a cocoon of tenure. Arrested Development prevails on all too many campuses in which many of our professors simply never grew up and with their forefathers gone, it is the United States which represents the authority upon which they exercise their continued teenage angst.

"But this theory has a hole. The 1960s were 40 years ago and many of the baby boom professors are gone. The reality is that like an intellectual aristocracy they control the next group of professors and pass on their positions and tenure like a feudal lord passing on a fiefdom. It is time for this aristocracy to end and for the members of the faculty lounge to grow up."

Vindication. This is why academia continues to lose credibility in American society and why it is becoming more and more marginalized with each passing semester. Their historic perspectives and analysis is often shallow and reflects a simplistic, almost juvenile understanding of our nation's founding and most of the history that followed. More and more are seeing through their thinly veiled agenda-dominated viewpoints. Many Americans look at these people who apparently live in an alternate universe as a bit "kooky." Perhaps they are. Perhaps they just need to grow out of their intellectual puberty. More here.




Through the Looking Glass

Takuan Seiyo’s latest essay takes us into the strange distorted multicultural landscape of the 21st century, where Barry Soetoro can be elected president of the world while the West abolishes itself.

Through the Looking Glass

Alice entering the looking glass. John Tenniel’s illustration in the original 1871 edition of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

Through the Looking Glass


Why Coaxing the Populace to Catastrophic Misjudgments is an Integral Part of Mainstream Media

by Takuan Seiyo

Mainstream media no longer form the same moving wallpaper in everyone’s parlor, as they did until merely twenty years ago. But having been the prism that refracted and colored the world view of the boomers and their children — i.e. the two generations steering the course of the West since World War II — their influence is still enormous, and pernicious.

It would be impossible to digest all the aspects of this phenomenon in a readable article, for a public library the size of Grand Central Station could be stocked with just the relevant analysis books and articles, plus primary evidence in the form of newspaper and digital clips going back decades, in 50 languages. In my own library, The Left-Leaning Antenna, by Joseph Keeley, was published in 1971, and A Slobbering Love Affair: The True (And Pathetic) Story of the Torrid Romance Between Barack Obama and the Mainstream Media, by Bernard Goldberg, was published in 2009.

That a pot-addled subversive slacker named Barry Soetoro became The Most Powerful Man in the World is of course a tale of a serendipitous creature embodying Western intelligentsia’s most profound wishes and therefore built up by the Mass Media of Mass Lunacy into a mighty Frankenstein, a golem. But this is a daily pattern in the Western MSM, everywhere and in everything related to culture, nationhood, race, gender, people, values, history, economics and so on. Of late, its biggest manifestation was in the media’s retelling and completely rehashing the story of the encounter between a community volunteer Hispanic immigrant named George Zimmerman, and Trayvon Martin, an Afro-American hood-in-a-hoodie, into drugs, hos and violence.

"Obama is standing above the country~He's sort of God"

Via Moonbattery

How much do I despise thee? Let me count the ways.

The Tsar Cannon: Sniper rifle good to 2 1/2 kilometers.

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An absolute must view: Welcome To The Reservation

I have always admired him, viewed many of his videos and followed his battle with the "Big C" as John Wayne use to call it. This is 1 1/2 hours, but most excellent.


The amazing thing is how much of his prophecy has come to pass spot on, no grey area he just called it all right. I have admired him for your years, and no matter what some might think of him, he remains one of the greatest human beings I ever had the fortune to make acquaintance. Certainly food for thought . I especially love his take on Lincoln, the Civil War sic.......
Goodnight my friend.

The United States is one big reservation, and we are all in it. So says Russell Means, legendary actor, political activist and leader for the American Indian Movement. Means led the 1972 seizure of the Bureau of Indian Affairs headquarters in Washington, D.C., and in 1973 led a standoff at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, a response to the massacre of at least 150 Lakotah men, women, and children by the U.S. Seventh Cavalry at a camp near Wounded Knee Creek.

American Indian Russell Means gives an eye-opening 90 minute interview in which he explains how Native Americans and Americans in general are all imprisoned within one huge reservation. Means is a leader for the Republic of Lakotah, a movement that has declared its independence from the United States and refused to recognize the authority of presidents or governments, withdrawing from treaties it made with the federal government and defining its borders which cover thousands of square miles in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Montana.

Means explains how American Indians have been enslaved within de facto prisoner of war camps as a result of the federal government's restriction of their food supply and the application of colonial tactics, a process that has now also been inflicted on the United States as a whole which has turned into, "one huge Indian reservation," according to Means.

Means warns that Americans have lost the ability of critical though, and with each successive generation become more irresponsible and as a consequence less free, disregarding a near-perfect document, the Constitution, which was derived from Indian law. Means chronicles the loss of freedom from the 1840's onwards, which marked the birth of the corporation, to Lincoln's declaration of martial law, to the latter part of the 19th century and into the 20th when Congress "started giving banks the right to rule," and private banking interests began printing the money.

Enlarged WBTS photos to help with identification

Via What Would The Founders Think?

The Museum of the Confederacy has a large collection of photographs, many collected from Civil War battlefields. Since most of the soldiers who died in the Civil War did not carry identification, the Museum works hard to identify the people in the photographs in order to provide a more complete, personal history of the Civil War and the men who fought and died in it. While it has done a tremendous job in this mission, a handful of the photographs in its collection have left them completely stumped.

If you know anything about these people or see any kind of family resemblance, please contact the Museum by e-mail. (Note that the tone and contrast of the photos have been adjusted to make it easier to see the faces–the original photos are here.)

Thank McCain and Kyl for Eric Holder

Via What Would The Founders Think?

Michelle Malkin has a first rate reminder regarding how we ended up with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, whom she refers to a “Corruptocrat.” Holder didn’t just drop from the clear blue into his position of enormity. He was shoehorned in with the help of Republicans working in concert with Barack Obama and aiding his conformation

This is the 2009 vote, including 19 Senate Republicans — rightly called “enablers” who helped put Eric Holder in place heading the Justice Department:

Taken out of alphabetical order for emphasis, are two names well known to Arizonians: John McCain and Jon Kyl. These two joined with their RINO cohorts Lamar Alexander, (Tenn.), Bob Bennett, (Utah), Kit Bond (Missouri), Saxby Chambliss, (GA), Susan Collins, (Maine), Bob Corker, (Tenn.), Lindsey Graham, (S.C.), Charles Grassley, (Iowa), Judd Gregg, (N.H.), Orrin Hatch (Utah), Johnny Isakson, (GA), Richard Lugar, (Ind.), Lisa Murkowski, (Alaska), Jeff Sessions, (Ala.), Olympia Snowe, (Maine), Arlen Specter, (PA.), and George Voinovich, (Ohio).

Holder rewarded the grandiose pass of McCain and Kyl by filing a lawsuit against Arizona, although for all of their campaign rhetoric about securing the border, it’s clear that was a reelection ruse.

Read Malkin’s potent column today in which she explicitly details how Republican senators were repeatedly warned about Holder’s shady judgment and questionable ethics.


Via What Would The Founders Think?

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WWII Vet Warren Bodeker Needs Your Help: Being Forced From Home and Forced to Exhume Wife's

WWII Vet Warren (Renn) Bodeker Needs Your Help. Being Forced Out of Home and Forced to Exhume Wife's Body.

Warren C. Bodeker is an 89 year old World War II Army Airborne combat veteran and war hero, living in Montana, who is being thrown off of his own land and thrown out of his own house, by the Montana Federal Bankruptcy Trustee, Christy Brandon, with the approval of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Montana. And to make matters worse, Warren's wife Lorna just died of cancer this past year, and is buried there on their land, right next to the house. Warren had planned to live there till he died and then be buried right next to his wife, there on their property at 11 Freedom Lane, in the town of Plains, Montana, but now, not only is he being forced off his land, he is being forced to exhume his wife's body and take her with him.

This is the most disgusting, callous, brutal, and unjust treatment of a WWII veteran by the "justice" system we have ever heard of. Here is a man who stepped up and went to war at the age of 19 to fight against the Japanese in the Pacific. When we say he is a war hero, we are not exaggerating. Serving in Co. B, 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment, (11th Airborne Division (see discharge papers below), Warren earned two bronze starts while making three combat jumps in the Philippine Islands in 1945.

One of those combat jumps was the daring rescue of prisoners of war at the Los Banos Internment Camp on the Island of Luzon, Philippines, February 23, 1945, where Warren and his brother paratroopers of Co. B, 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment parachuted in at dawn's early light, 40 kilometers behind enemy lines, and rescued over 2,000 prisoners of war -- men, women, and children -- from their brutal Imperial Japanese guards, before those guards could slaughter them (as they had planned). Not one prisoner was killed in the raid (though many of the Japanese guards were). Private Warren Bodeker was there. He was one of those brave young paratroopers who the grateful prisoners truly considered heaven sent from above.

Father's Day Weekend – One Remembered

Via The Last Refuge

Striking Spanish miners fire homemade rockets at police

Via Hard Times Preparedness

Special Operations Speaks

Via What BUbba Knows

My Friend, NAGO And Drew Dix, CMOH Winner

The Obama campaign is twisting the truth into political pretzels in attempting to make its candidate appear to be a tough guy in the terror wars. Trying to remake the public image of a pol famous for voting present into that of a steely-eyed, cold-blooded leader of hunter/killer teams of special operators who seek out and destroy those who would bring harm to our innocents is a difficult task that just became more so. That’s because a bunch of genuine tough guys are coming together to combat the sham campaign of that wannabee warrior in the White House.

Retired Navy SEAL, Captain Larry Bailey, a pivotal player in the debunking of John Kerry’s ego-embellished war record back in 2004, is putting together an election year organization made up of bona fide special operators, past and present, who are not happy with the efforts of our counterfeit commander-in-chief to cloak himself in their special mystique. Unlike the all-Navy Swift Boat Veterans who torpedoed Kerry’s Vietnamese junk, Bailey’s new military organization, Special Operations Speaks, is a multi-service outfit with chapters from the Navy’s SEALs, the Army’s Rangers and Green Berets, the Air Force’s Air Commandos, the Marine Corp’s Force Recon, and the newest group of special operators, USMC’s MARSOC, Marine Special Operations Command. There’s also participation by veterans of all services and their families.

It is not just Obama’s phony warrior pretensions, however, that have these military professionals organizing this counter-operation, it is the actual and immediate dangers being created in the covert world of their clandestine combat operations by this amateur playing at soldier for political purposes.

When politicians with no military training or experience get involved with military planning and operations and fail to heed the counsel of the professionals advising them, the results are almost always bad for the troops involved as well as their nations.

GOP delegates sue to be free from Romney

Via Don

Over 120 delegates to the Republican National Convention have joined a lawsuit against the GOP arguing they have been illegally coerced into choosing Mitt Romney for the party’s presidential nominee and demanding they be “unbound” to vote for another candidate instead.

The federal lawsuit, filed this week in U.S. District Court in California by mostly supporters of Ron Paul, demands the delegates be freed to “vote their conscience” for presidential nominee at the party’s August national convention in Tampa, Fla., rather than being “bound” to vote for a certain candidate, as many state party bylaws require, based on the primary elections and other delegate selection procedures.

Courthouse News Service reports at least another 40 additional national convention delegates have asked to join the lawsuit.

Supporters of the effort say there is “evidence that the voting rights of Ron Paul Republican delegates and voters … have been violated by nearly every state GOP party and the RNC during the 2012 primary election phase.”

The delegates claim the party violated federal law by forcing them to sign loyalty affidavits, under threat of perjury, to vote for Mitt Romney, though he is not yet the official nominee.

“They don’t want to be bound to any candidate, or even be forced to vote for the nominee,” Richard Gilbert, of Gilbert & Marlowe, attorney for the delegates, told Courthouse News. “To have a real convention, the delegates must have free will so that when they meet, they can persuade each other and then decide who to vote for.”

More @ WND

Investigator: Foreigners bought Hawaii birth certificates


The lead investigator for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse – which already has found probable cause that Barack Obama’s publicly released birth certificate is a forgery – says any Hawaii documentation for Obama’s birth that exists would probably be of little value.

Mike Zullo, a retired New Jersey detective now heading Arpaio’s volunteer investigative team, explained in an interview that at the time of Obama’s birth during the state’s early years, Hawaii birth documentation routinely was purchased by foreigners for children not born in the state.

Arpaio’s investigation was launched last September after constituents came to the sheriff with their concern that Obama was ineligible for the presidency and would perpetrate a fraud by placing his name on the state’s ballot.

Zullo’s comments came in an interview with Tea Party Power Hour host Mark Gillar.

Gillar described the process in the 1960s: Foreign nationals, primarily from Japan, would fly to Hawaii and buy a birth registration for their son or daughter, not with the goal of one day having them become president, but to obtain the benefits of being a U.S. citizen.

More @ WND

Arpaio on amnesty: 'They will still be arrested'

Line-by-line look at Obama doc finds inconsistencies

In my first American Thinker article on the Obama long-form birth-certificate forgery, "Oblivious to the Obvious," published on April 10, I wrote: We start with the known facts: that (1) the "birth certificate" is fake, and (2) the president has said it's his birth certificate. It is up to researchers to work backward from the known facts to establish why the president was unable or unwilling to release a genuine one.

On May 22, the Hawaii Department of Health sent a "Verification of Birth" for Barack Obama to Ken Bennett, Arizona secretary of state (shown in Figure VB), with sufficient information to allow the president's name to be placed on the November 2012 ballot in Arizona. It provided enough additional information, I thought, to allow me to hone in on what might be on the genuine birth certificate that the public is not allowed to see.

In addition to confirming not-previously-verified information for specific categories, the Verification of Birth also carries the following statement: "Additionally, I [Alvin T. Onaka] verify that the information in the copy of the Certificate of Live Birth for Mr. Obama that you attached with your [Bennett's] request [meaning, the White-House-issued birth-certificate forgery, as this would have been the only Obama 'Certificate of Live Birth' available to Mr. Bennett] matches the original record in our files."

Note that this carefully worded statement does not say that the Bennett copy is identical in appearance to the original record. Nor does it even say that the information in the Bennett copy is identical to the information on the original record. It says "information ... matches." This could mean matching in a generic sense, where the meaning is the same but the wording is not. Or it could indicate that the information on the Bennett copy (the forgery) is a subset of what's on the original record (the forgery has less data), or a superset (the forgery has additional data).

More @ American Thinker

Grassley to Holder: Prove claim about Bush-era gun probe

The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee challenged Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Thursday to “produce any evidence” proving his claim that a prior attorney general knew about a gunrunning investigation during the Bush administration or apologize “if no such evidence is available.”

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa issued the challenge in response to Mr. Holder’s Senate appearance this week during a hearing on the Fast and Furious gunrunning investigation when he testified that Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey was aware of and remained silent about a similar operation known as Wide Receiver, during which he said 300 weapons were “walked” into Mexico.

“I was extremely disappointed to hear Attorney General Holder try to deflect criticism of himself and his department by pointing the finger at his predecessor,” Mr. Grassley said. “If any such evidence exists to back Holder’s claim, it has yet to come to light after months of scrutiny, and the charge should not stand without any evidence to back it up.”

On Tuesday, in response to questions by Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Mr. Holder said, “An attorney general who I suppose you would hold in higher regard was briefed on these kinds of tactics in an operation called Wide Receiver and did nothing to stop them - nothing. Three hundred guns, at least, walked in that instance.”

Mr. Holder was referring to Mr. Mukasey, who served as the nation’s top prosecutor in the Bush administration from November 2007 to January 2009.

“That’s a serious charge,” Mr. Grassley said. “The problem is we have absolutely zero evidence that it’s true. Nothing in the documents produced by the Justice Department and no information provided by any whistleblowers that I know of suggests that Attorney General Mukasey was ever briefed about Wide Receiver. Period.

“If Attorney General Holder made that kind of a charge about Attorney General Mukasey to this committee without any evidence to back it up, that would be an outrage,” he said.

In a letter Thursday to Mr. Holder, Mr. Grassley asked the attorney general to provide any evidence he has to support his accusations and to do so before the hearing record is closed next week.

“If he can’t produce evidence that Attorney General Mukasey was briefed on Wide Receiver, then he owes Mr. Mukasey an apology,” he said.

More @ The Washington Times

Gov. John W. Ellis Puts North Carolina on War Footing

North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial
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Regiments to Defend the Old North State – Gov. John W. Ellis Puts North Carolina on War Footing

“[Governor John W.] Ellis’s accomplishments on behalf of North Carolina are best seen in two letters written to President Jefferson Davis. On 25 April he reported the seizure of Forts Macon, Johnston, and Caswell together with his opinion as to their relative strength and importance. He also reported the seizure of the United States Arsenal at Fayetteville with thirty-seven thousand stand of arms and arms-making equipment. He concluded this letter, “The people of my State are now thoroughly united and will adopt the speediest method of union with the Confederate States.” Two days later he wrote:

“The State is to all intents practically out of the Old Union, and we are discussing the speediest mode of giving legal sanction to this State of facts. Unexampled unanimity prevails and we will be a member of the Confederate States by the 20th May…..All the lights have been extinguished on the Coast. Vessels have been sunk in Ocrac[oke] Inlet and a fleet of armed vessels (small) is now being fitted out to protect our grain crops lying on the inland waters of the No. East part of the State. A good Ship Canal connects those waters with the Chesapeake at Norfolk.

Beaufort Harbor, protected by Fort Macon is a most eligible point for privateering & Dept[h] of water on the bar is from 17 to 21 ft. We have on these waters some bold and Skilful Seamen who are ready to go out as privateers at once. The forms required in procuring letters of Marque present a great obstacle. Had you and authorized agent here who could deliver letters and receive the bonds &c. the work would be greatly facilitated. The enemy’s commerce between N[ew] York and all the West Indies and South American ports could be cut off by privateers on the coast of No. Ca.”

On 29 April, he issued an order through John F. Hoke, adjutant general, to Colonel Elwood Morris, engineer, “to proceed to Okracoke and Hatteras, plan and construct fortifications….” And on 30 April, General William H.C. Whiting, from his coast defense headquarters at Wilmington, reported that “the secretary of war of the Confederate States has directed the transfer to North Carolina of 20 thirteen pds cannonade guns from the Virginia navy yard for flank defences of Forts Macon & Caswell & for defence of the line of the [Neuse] against [land expeditions].”

On 1 May, the governor addressed the opening session of the General Assembly. Declaring that “the right now asserted by the constituted authorities of that government [in Washington], to use military force for the purpose of coercing a State to remain in the Union against its will, finds no warrant in the Constitution,” Ellis proceeded to demonstrate that neither the Declaration of Independence nor the Constitution gave or intended to give such authority to the central government.”

(The Boy Colonel, The Life and Times of Henry King Burgwyn, Jr., Archie K. Davis, UNC Press, 1985, pp. 76-77)

Gov. John W. Ellis Puts North Carolina on War Footing