May 132010
 

It’s about 2,500 miles from this green, rural town in the rolling hills near Vermont to the Mexican border at Nogales, but that hasn’t stopped Jackson from making a bid to be New York’s small version of Arizona in the immigration wars.

Roger Meyer, behind a town's language ordinance.

Or that’s how it is beginning to feel two months after Jackson — which has 1,700 people, no village, no grocery store or place to buy gasoline, no church, no school, two restaurants and maybe a few Spanish-speaking farm workers — decided it needed a law requiring that all town business be conducted in English.

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May 132010
 

25. Get Your Tongue Outta My Mouth ‘Cause I’m Kissing You Goodbye.
24. Her Teeth Was Stained, But Her Heart Were Pure.
23. How Can I Miss You If You Won’t Go Away?
22. I Don’t Know Whether To Kill Myself Or Go Bowling.
21. I Just Bought A Car From A Guy That Stole My Girl, But The Car Don’t Run So I Figure We’re Even.
20. I Keep Forgettin’ I Forgot About You.
19. I Liked You Better Before I Knew You So Well.
18. I Still Miss You, Baby, But My Aim’s Gettin’ Better.
17. I Wouldn’t Take Her To A Dog Fight, Cause I’m Afraid She’d Win.
16. I’ll Marry You Tomorrow But Let’s Honeymoon Tonight.
15. I’m So Miserable Without You, It’s Like Having You Here
14. I’ve Got Tears In My Ears From Lyin’ On My Back and Cryin’ Over You.
13. If I Can’t Be Number One In Your Life, Then Number Two On You.
12. If I Had Shot You When I Wanted To, I’d Be Out By Now.
11. Mama Get A Hammer (There’s A Fly On Papa’s Head).
10. My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink, And I Don’t Love You.
9. My Wife Ran Off With My Best Friend And I Sure Do Miss Him.
8. Please Bypass This Heart.
7. She Got The Ring And I Got The Finger.
6. You Done Tore Out My Heart And Stomped That Sucker Flat.
5. You’re The Reason Our Kids Are So Ugly.
4. If the Phone Don’t Ring, You’ll Know It’s Me.
3. She’s Actin’ Single and I’m Drinkin’ Doubles.
2. She’s Looking Better After Every Beer.

And the Number 1 Country and Western song of all Time is…

1. I Haven’t Gone To Bed With Any Ugly Women But I’ve Sure Woke Up With One

We use to play a game back in 65′ we would add “Under the Covers AFTER a song title…JUST have at it & laugh…

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May 132010
 

MPAC Attends White House Meeting To Announce Obama Supreme Court Nominee

the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) has announced that is participated in a White House meeting with President Obama and cabinet officials to announce the President’s nomination to the Supreme Court. According to the MPAC announcement:

This morning, the Director of the Washington, DC office of the Muslim Public Affairs Council Haris Tarin joined the President Obama and cabinet officials at the White House as he announced his latest nomination to the Supreme Court, Inspector General Elana Kagan. If confirmed by the Senate, Kagan would take the seat of longtime Justice John Paul Stevens, whose legacy is marked by his commitment to the rule of law, individual rights and civil liberties. Kagan would be the third woman to serve on the Supreme Court. “We call upon Ms. Kagan, if she is confirmed, to follow in the footsteps of Justice Stevens in his commitment to preserving individual freedoms, checking executive power, and upholding the rule of law which have made America a better place for over 35 years,” Tarin said today. Guests at this morning’s announcement came from a diverse group of civil society leaders, underscoring the manner in which President Obama is upholding his commitment to make our government open and accessible to all Americans. MPAC will continue to work with various segments of our government and civil society to ensure that we remain true to our founding principles and ensure our safety and security.

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MPAC Thanks Congressmen For Letter To Obama Seeking End To Gaza Blockade

The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) has expressed its appreciation to the members of Congress who wrote a letter to President Obama asking him to lift the blockade on Gaza. According to an MPAC announcement:

The Muslim Public Affairs Council today applauded 54 members of Congress who signed a letter to President Obama asking his Administration to lift the blockade on Gaza. Led by Congressmen Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Jim McDermott (D-WA), the letter to the President reads in part, “The unabated suffering of Gazan civilians highlights the urgency of reaching a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and we ask you to press for immediate relief for the citizens of Gaza as an urgent component of your broader Middle East peace efforts.” “Ending the situation in Gaza is absolutely necessary to achieving a sustainable Mideast peace,” Executive Director Salam Al-Marayati. “We recognize and applaud these elected officials for seeking to end the ongoing humanitarian crisis. We must continue to support our elected officials who uphold the human rights of the Palestinian people and hold those officials accountable who do not uphold those rights.”

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Obama Campaign Apologizes For Meeting With U.S. Brotherhood Leaders; Mazen Asbahi Also In Attendance

The Wall Street Journal has reported that the Obama campaign apologized for its newly appointed replacement Muslim outreach coordinator having attended a meeting which also featured two leaders of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. According to the report:

The Obama campaign said it was a mistake for an outreach coordinator to join a meeting last month attended by leaders of two controversial Muslim groups as it seeks votes from large Muslim populations in swing states. Minha Husaini, newly named as head of the campaign’s outreach coordinator to Muslims, attended a discussion session Sept. 15 with about 30 Muslim leaders and community members in suburban Washington, the Obama campaign confirmed. Participants included leaders of the Council of American-Islamic Relations and the Muslim American Society, which have been cited by the government in the past for ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. In August, the campaign’s previous coordinator, Mazen Asbahi, resigned over a similar issue, pointing up one kind of challenge facing the campaign: pursuing the votes of the Muslim community while not perpetuating any misunderstandings about Sen. Barack Obama’s religion. Sen. Obama is a Christian. Mr. Asbahi, who also attended the meeting now entangling Ms. Husaini, resigned after questions arose about his brief tenure on the board of an Islamic investment fund along with a controversial Illinois imam. At the time, campaign officials said he was stepping down because he didn’t want to become a distraction for the campaign. Thursday, campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt, responding to questions about the September session in Springfield, Va., said Ms. Husaini wouldn’t have attended had she known that Council of American-Islamic Relations and Muslim American Society leaders were going to be there. “This meeting was not organized by the campaign,” he said. “Our outreach staff attends many meetings in the course of each day, and they accepted an invitation from community leaders to attend.” The campaign declined to make Ms. Husaini available for comment. Winning over Muslim voters is important to the campaigns of both Sens. Obama and John McCain as they try to gain support from large Muslim communities in the key states of Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Mr. LaBolt said campaign workers’ efforts are aimed at acquaint Muslim voters with Sen. Obama’s positions and to work on voter turnout. “We have a whole faith outreach effort that includes interacting with mosque leaders,” he said. One attendee at the Springfield meeting was Mahdi Bray, executive director of the Muslim American Society’s Freedom Foundation. The Justice Department has asserted in court proceedings that the society’s organizers were members of the Muslim Brotherhood, a global group promoting political Islam. Nihad Awad, executive director of CAIR, also attended the session, as did the group’s legislative director. The government named CAIR an unindicted coconspirator in the Justice Department’s racketeering prosecution last year of alleged Hamas fund-raisers. CAIR said the designation was unjustified; the case ended in a mistrial, but is being brought again by the government. Mr. Awad declined to comment. Mr. Bray didn’t respond to a request for comment. The Obama campaign said it couldn’t comment on Mr. Asbahi’s attendance at the session.

The original information concerning the Brotherhood ties of Mazen Asbahi was first provided in August by the Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report and used in the Journal reporting. A previous post reported that Mr. Asbahi was still acting in an “unofficial” capacity for the Obama campaign.

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May 132010
 

Major General Paul Vallely

Major General Paul Vallely warns of a “new chess board” this year, surrounding the state of Israel, and resulting from a well coordinated offensive from Hezbollah with chemically-laced SCUD missiles to destroy Israeli airports, coupled with a series of tunnel attacks leading into Israel. View this VITAL video that, even though this war strategy alone threatens world peace more than anything any one of us can think of, you simply will not see reported in the mainstream media.

Watch Video Potential Hezbollah offensive includes chemically armed SCUD missiles with a 450 km range, preemptive strikes on air fields, and a wave of tunnel attacks that cross from Lebanon into Israel.

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May 132010
 

Big Government

Arizona’s controversial immigration law has prompted many threats of boycotts. Now it’s spawned a new form of protest: the girlcott.

Until today, first place in the Arizona boycott stupidity contest was held by the brilliant MENSA minds who decided to boycott AriZona ice tea. “We’ll hit Jan Brewer and her state where it really hurts—in their pocketbooks,” no doubt went their gleeful thinking. What they failed to realize, however, is that the AriZona Bottling Company, producers of the popular ice tea and other savory beverages, is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. For you statistics buffs, Cincinnati Ohio’s Latino population, according to 2000 Census, was 1.3% or 4,230 residents out of a total of over 330,000 in the state contiguous to no foreign border.

Now—in a full court press of absurdity–a Chicago-area high school has decided to take on the AriZona tea boycotters in the political protest stupidity Olympics. This time it’s Highland Park High School and specifically District 113 Assistant Superintendant Suzan Hebson. You can read the play-by-play here and here, but to recap for those just tuning in, on Monday the school canceled the planned December girls varsity basketball tournament trip to Arizona. Hebson says the junket was junked because “it would not be aligned with our beliefs and values.”

This after the young hoopsters won their first Conference title in 26 years. After they spent months selling cookies to raise funds for the trip. I guess in Chicago, that’s just the way the politics crumble.

The story is all over the Windy City airwaves this morning and speculation is running Michael-Jordan rampant. Many believe the school is using the pretext of protecting the girls’ safety to push a political point of view. Frankly, it’s hard to dismiss that opinion. How else to interpret Hebson’s sibylline utterance about the trip not lining up with the school’s “beliefs and values.” Huh?

I JUST had a moment...

Not one to leave ill enough alone, Hebson fueled another line of speculation—that some members of the team itself may be illegal aliens—with this “clarification”:

We would want to ensure that all of our students had the opportunity to be included and be safe and be able to enjoy the experience. We wouldn’t necessarily be able to guarantee that.”

Normally you have to go to Delphi to get answers this confusing. We can only pray Hebson doesn’t explain her explanation. Then we really won’t know what’s going on.

It should be noted that Highland Park, a primarily affluent North Shore suburb, is bordered by a few smaller, much less affluent villages with heavy Latino populations, such as Highwood, many of whose members work in Highland Park and the surrounding wealthy North Shore suburbs.

This story is still unfolding. It remains to be seen whether a dramatic three-pointer from outside the key will send the disappointed dribblers to their deserved December date with destiny. As an interested party just a few miles away in the city proper, I’ll return with more information—and a final score—as this Chicago-Arizona political grudge match unfolds.

If the Highland Park Girlcott remains a fait accompli, however, perhaps Hebson and her superiors should consider a road trip to take on the Woodward girls basketball team. For you statistics buffs, that’s the girls team At Woodward High School in Cincinnati Ohio. They can serve AriZona ice tea instead of Gatorade.

Basketball Team Barred From Arizona

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May 132010
 

GO CUBBIES GO

Count your blessings, Cubs fans: It’s not all gloom and doom on the North Side.

OK, some gloom may be in order on a rainy off-day like Thursday. But certainly a 15-20 start in the parity-stricken National League, where no one is seemingly capable of running away with the wild-card spot, does not spell doom.

Looking for positives in a season as agonizing as this one is as difficult as finding enough quarters to fill your parking meter. But it can be done, and here are 15 things to be thankful for in 2010, or one for each win:

Photo: Erstwhile ace-turned-middle reliever Carlos Zambrano leaves Wednesday's game. (Brian Cassella/Tribune)


15. Lou Piniella has not opened a Twitter account.

14. MLB Network is not filming a documentary of the Cubs’ season.

13. No player has jumped over the Cubs’ dugout railing and immediately gone on the disabled list.

12. The team psychiatrist has not been seen leading the fist-bump line in the clubhouse tunnel since the opening homestand.

11. No one has been Tased on the field at Wrigley Field, or in the Captain Morgan Club or PNC Club for that matter.

10. Pirates starter Charlie Morton, who 1-0 against the Cubs and 0-6 with a 10.66 ERA against the rest of the league, will miss the upcoming series at Wrigley Field.

9. No Cubs player has asked to take a leave of absence for “emotional stress,” or left during the middle of a game after being taken out.

8. No Cubs player has been caught sleeping in the clubhouse since Kyle Farnsworth was fingered as an alleged serial napper in August of 2002. (Sleeping on the field, however, is another story.)

7. Carlos Zambrano has not suffered any cramping issues since moving to the bullpen.

6. John Grabow has not allowed a run since receiving a cortisone shot in his sore knee. (Of course, he hasn’t pitched since, either).

5. The center-field bleacher brawl from Wednesday’s game at Wrigley has not shown up on “You Tube” as of Thursday morning.

4. No Cubs pitcher has made a head-first slide into second on a steal attempt since Ted Lilly’s base-running adventure last month during a rehab stint at Class-A Peoria.

3. The Cubs play 12 of their 15 games against St. Louis after the All-Star break, when the Cardinals presumably will be resting Albert Pujols for the postseason.

2. Crane Kenney has not been spotted roaming the outfield at Wrigley before games this year.

1. The Blackhawks’ playoff run will divert attention from Aramis Ramirez’s strikeout rate for at least a couple more weeks.

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Cubs’ Samardzija on comeback trail at Iowa

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: Former Notre Dame football star Jeff Samardzija has struggled with the Cubs, but he’s keeping a positive attitude since being demoted to Triple-A Iowa.

“I put a lot into spring training this year to be a starter. I worked hard in the offseason,” Samardzija said a day after allowing one hit in 1 2/3 innings to beat Las Vegas and improve to 3-0 with a 1.13 ERA. “To go to the ‘pen and not pitch how you wanted, it’s not fun, so I’m down here working on what I need to work on to get right.

“My arm feels good. That’s the biggest thing. It’s really coming around to midseason form,” he said. “I’m just going back to the basics, really. Every time I come here, I seem to get right.”

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May 132010
 

Big Government

Blow it up your arse Andy


Andy Stern unexpectedly abandons his Service Employee International Union (SEIU) presidency after working fourteen years to build his purple brand and obtaining the SEIU forced-unionism organizing coup of the century, a.k.a. ObamaCare.

Many expected Stern to announce that he was moving on to bigger things, or perhaps, new ObamaCare czar. (see Liberty Chick’s post about Stern’s new gig as an event planner.)

Instead, Stern announces an almost Ecclesiastic (or perhaps The Byrds) sing-song reason for his departure: “In life there is a time to learn, a time to lead, and then there is a time to leave.”

Hogwash!

Rather than finishing his term and announcing well in advance that he would not seek reelection, Stern plunged SEIU and the workers who are forced pay as dues as a condition of keeping their jobs into an internal battle for power that is far from over. The repercussions created in this seemingly brief internal battle will eventually be felt throughout SEIU’s self proclaimed ‘global empire.’

It is unlikely that Stern arose one day and decided to retire – there are serious reasons for his actions. Some speculate that it may be the financial mismanagement draining SEIU resources, the fading SEIU brand, or the growing scandals involving some of Stern’s handpicked local union bosses. Whatever the reason(s), there is definitely something more to this story. Over time as the disaffected leave, more will eventually be revealed and you will surely see many more posts at BigGovernment.com as the stories trickle out.

Former SEIU Local President Unimpressed With Stern’s Tenure

Sal Rosselli (former president of an SEIU large healthcare union), who SEIU President Stern and SEIU Executive Vice President Mary Kay Henry ousted by imposing a trusteeship on his local union wrote:

A sad chapter in the once proud union’s history will come to an end.

Stern’s legacy is that he took control of an organization built by more than a million hardworking janitors, healthcare workers, and public servants, and used their resources primarily to secure his own political power.

Instead of helping workers fight for better jobs, Stern gave himself the authority to cut secret deals with corporations and trade away workers’ rights.

Instead of helping workers build their own strong organizations, he “restructured” existing unions and put his own loyalists in charge: appointees like Tyrone Freeman who could always be trusted to vote with Stern, even if they couldn’t be trusted to keep their hands out of the till.

Instead of uniting workers, Stern split the AFL-CIO in half, only to tear apart his own “Change to Win” federation four years later with an unprecedented raid on Unite Here.

Last year, healthcare workers in California realized that if they wanted a real voice at work, they would have to find it outside SEIU. When Stern came to take control of their union, they founded the National Union of Healthcare Workers, NUHW.

Stern’s multi-million-dollar fights against NUHW and Unite Here have diverted resources away from healthcare reform and employee free choice, weakening the former and scuttling the latter. These wars of choice have taken a toll on the union’s finances as well as on Stern’s credibility.

Stern’s departure would leave SEIU with a crisis of leadership. His likely successors, Mary Kay Henry and Anna Burger, have been tarred by the same ethics scandals and failed policies that marred his tenure. Stern’s legacy is that SEIU has become a rogue union, undemocratic, unable to pay its bills, and unwilling to defend its members at the national level.

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May 132010
 

From Blackie SM & Paul Watson & Me


The events of the last 12 to 18 months have been as shocking as they have been instrumental in reshaping the global financial structures. In fact, the events have pointed out the fracture of the global monetary system and banking systems. The steady stream of events is accelerating in scope and intensity. The fractures are finally being recognized. The key to understanding the continuation of disruptive and chaotic events is the realization that nothing has been fixed, no remedy put in place, no reform agreed upon, no liquidation of impaired bank assets completed, and no work toward a more stable system. Instead, the old system has been subjected to a patchwork of futile efforts and initiatives that speak more of bilking the system, redeeming impaired assets, and channeling funds to those most responsible for the fractures. Instead of seeking solutions, the banking and political leaders revert to what has been their shelf of failed tools, since they know nothing else, stuck in the Keynesian box, painted into the 0% rate corner. The costs are horrific when solutions are not pursued. The beneficiary is gold, since all wayward policy costs money, which must be created, worsening the debasement. Gold rises with new money creation gone amok. $Trillion rescue packages have become the norm, in a cavalcade of debased currencies. Historical highs come for gold and silver, with gold fighting the political battles, but silver riding through the gates with high speed and raised dust. Central banks own no silver, and industry consumes silver.

The system cannot repair itself because those in charge at the helm making decisions caused the fractures and protect their power base. They live and operate within a system that no longer functions effectively. Reform would involve bankruptcy for the elite in charge. Remedy would involve liquidation of the balance sheets for the elite in charge. True crackdown would involves prosecution and jail time for the elite in charge. Changing of the guard would involve lost power for the elite in charge. Independent audits would involve revelations and disclosures of criminal fraud on a widespread basis. So the system lumbers along, broken. Nowhere has the brokenness gone more unaddressed than under-water mortgages for 22% of the American public. True remedy and crackdown would involve a mushroom of criminal allegations from bond fraud, revelation of duplicate usage for mortgage payment revenue streams, lost property titles, and counterfeit fraud. That is a major reason why Fannie Mae was nationalized, to keep the fraud under the roof of the greatest criminal organization on earth, operating under the United States Government, where the corruption, theft, and fraud can be protected by the numerous agencies. The global response has been and will continue to be a flight into gold, finally recognized as a zero risk safe haven. The global decline in trust for government debt is the death knell for the major currencies, the monetary system, and the central bank franchise system. It is also the harbinger for $2000 gold and $50 silver.

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Gold Could Explode To $3,000 As Confidence In Currencies Collapses European investors panic buying bullion as crumbling faith in fiat money leads to unlimited demand for precious metal Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com

Thursday, May 13, 2010 Financial analyst David Rosenberg says gold could explode to $3,000 an ounce as European investors dump the ailing euro in exchange for the precious metal while JP Morgan states that bullion could face unlimited demand as panic buying ensues on the back of crumbling confidence in fiat currencies.

Gold Could Explode To $3,000

Making paper money useless...your better off with a herd of cow...but that's JUST my opinion...

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