May 272010
 

By: David Freddoso Online Opinion Editor

THEY have put us on notice!

When they’re not intimidating voters, the New Black Panther Party also holds conventions. This year’s is in Atlanta. At the risk of giving them attention, here’s an inflammatory quote from their party chairman, Malik Zulu Shabazz, Esq.

“With the rise of the Tea Party, the white-right and other racist forces. With gun sales nationwide at an all time high amongst whites, with a mood that is more anti-Black than any time recent, it is imperative that we organize our forces, pool our resources and prepare for war!”

I get this warm, fuzzy feeling when I remember that the Justice Department dropped the voter-intimidation judgments it had already won against this party’s model citizens.

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May 272010
 


Thanks *Green Eyes*

The United States Border Patrol is asking citizens to keep on the lookout for a red 1951
Chevy that they suspect is being used to smuggle illegal immigrants across the border from Mexico and into points along the U.S. border.

If you see the vehicle pictured below and have reason to believe that it is the suspect vehicle, you are urged to contact your local police department or the U. S. Border Patrol.

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May 272010
 

By Mark Alexande

~Thank you Blackie SM

“With hearts fortified with these animating reflections, we most solemnly, before God and the world, declare, that, exerting the utmost energy of those powers, which our beneficent Creator hath graciously bestowed upon us, the arms we have compelled by our enemies to assume, we will, in defiance of every hazard, with unabating firmness and perseverance employ for the preservation of our liberties; being with one mind resolved to die freemen rather than to live as slaves.”
–Declaration of the Cause and Necessity of Taking up Arms, July 6, 1775

Patriots Remembered

Monday is Memorial Day, that exceptional day of each year all Patriots reserve to formally honor the service and sacrifice of generations of uniformed Patriots now departed — Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who honored their sacred oaths “to support and defend” our Constitution and the liberty it enshrines.

In this era, however, our “progressive” academic institutions choose not to teach genuine history or civics. Consequently, many Americans have no sense of reverence or obligation for the liberty they enjoy. Indeed, many will “celebrate” Memorial Day as any other holiday, with barbecues, beer, and commercial sales at local malls. Simply put, they have sold out Memorial Day.


However, those of us who do understand the cost of liberty will advance this custom in honor of fallen Patriots, with both formal rites and simple prayers. For it is through the legacy of these Patriots that we are able to see most clearly our nation’s noble history of eternal vigilance in support of liberty.

In 1776, an extraordinary group of men signed a document affirming our God-given right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Their commitment to the principles outlined therein are summed up in its final sentence: “And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.”

Founding Patriot John Adams wrote: “I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure that it will cost to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States.”

And the cost has been incalculable.

You JUST MUST read this in it’s entirety…

Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms
July 6, 1775

The Patriot’s Mission of Service to our Armed Forces

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May 272010
 

One of the GOOD Guys ~ by Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) writing for Big Government

~ Thanks Char!


Just when you thought it was safe to start expressing your right to free speech, Democrats in Congress are gearing up for a vote on a new piece of legislation to blatantly undermine the First Amendment. Known as the DISCLOSE Act (HR 5175), this bill – written by the head of the Democrats’ congressional campaign committee – is their response to the recent Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. In short, the Supreme Court found that the government could not restrict the free speech rights of individuals or other entities wishing to participate in the political dialogue.

It is hard to see how establishing a level playing field for free speech – as our Founding Fathers did by making it a right under the Constitution and which the Supreme Court upheld – is a threat to our democracy. Nevertheless, the White House and their allies on Capitol Hill see honest criticism as a threat to forcing their big government, liberal agenda through Congress. So, there is no time like the present – namely five months before an election – to start putting the muzzle on those individuals and organizations not sticking to the Democrats’ talking points.

Under the DISCLOSE Act, certain incorporated entities would be restricted in how they can exercise their free speech rights. There is an exemption for some in the media sphere like newspapers, TV news, and the like. However, there is one driving force in today’s public debate that is NOT exempt. Bloggers will not have the same exemption provided to other media sources. Never mind that the Supreme Court’s opinion in the Citizens United case stated, “Differential treatment of media corporations and other corporations cannot be squared with the First Amendment.”

For many bloggers to exercise their free speech rights, they would have to jump through the same onerous new hoops as many businesses, nonprofit groups, and even such threats to democracy as your local chamber of commerce. If this sounds like an absurd overreach by one party in power, I invite you to take a look at their government takeover of health care, taxpayer-funded bailouts, and general hostility to private sector economic growth.

The Obama Administration and Congressional Democrats have not racked up a stellar record of transparency and openness. For a White House that touted its willingness to engage critics openly in hopes of staving off greater partisan rancor, Obama’s team has endorsed backroom deal-making, special giveaways to garner support for their agenda, and a closed-door decision-making process that has the American people more fed up with Washington. Now, under their brand of leadership, they stand ready to stifle free speech via legislative fiat.

Democrats should not be allowed to give themselves carte blanche to shut down the ability of those in the blogosphere or elsewhere to participate in our nation’s collective dialogue. That flies in the face of our most sacred rights as American citizens.

~ So Friends if anything happens to this site or any other conservative representative please contact Rep. Price. I believe we ARE in fact under scrutiny , undoubtedly , but that’s JUST my opinion…

JUST a blogger...Forget that Bloggers Rock!

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May 272010
 

Once again thanks to Gary Franchi for ALWAYS bringing the BEST news!

May 26, 2010 — http://RealityReport.TV | http://RestoreTheRepublic.com | In this News Alert, Gary sums up the new platform the Maine GOP is taking. It is strong in language and greatly supports following the Constitution.

Platform of the Maine Republican Party ~ Adopted by the Maine Republican State Convention on May 8, 2010

Our Mission

Maine Republicans are united in our guiding principles. Our strength lies in knowing that Republican ideals will maintain our country as the strongest nation on Earth. Our tenets include respect for the U.S. constitution, personal responsibility and accountability, peace and prosperity through strength, and limiting federal and state government power to only those functions they can administer better than the private sector can.

Republicans believe in less government, lower taxes and a responsible fiscal policy that is able to protect our neediest citizens, maintain the Maine quality of life and balances jobs and the economic growth with responsible environmental practices.

The mission of the Maine Republican Party is to help Republican candidates win elected office from the school board to the White House to ensure that our children and their children continue to live in a state and a nation of opportunity.



Preamble:

In the course of a nation’s history, it is natural that political philosophies will evolve which run contrary to the original principles evident at the time of that nation’s founding. A nation founded in tyranny will by its nature spawn sentiment in direct opposition to that tyranny. Conversely, a nation which is dedicated to protecting the rights of its people, and seeks to bind the excesses of power which naturally accrue to governments, is subject to the evolution of factions which strive to throw off those shackles of restraint and gather power and influence over the people. Freedom is not a pre-existing condition into which everyone is delivered. Freedom and personal liberty are conditions of existence which are hard fought for and once won, must be maintained. Each generation must be taught anew the importance of eternal vigilance against those who would disregard the limits imposed on government, and usurp powers not granted to them by the people.

Read ALL of their Platform ~ Let’s ALL move to Maine Where They are Getting it Right !

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May 272010
 

Consider the 'sources'

Obama advisers, including secretary of state Clinton, will unveil the strategy on Thursday

This is not a global war against a tactic - terrorism, or a religion - Islam

Barack Obama, the US president, is set to unveil a new national security strategy, which calls for more global engagement and aims to downplay fears that the US is “at war” with Islam.

The document, updated every four years, sets priorities for America’s military, law enforcement and foreign policy agencies. It drops some of the most controversial language from the Bush administration, like the phrase “global war on terror” and references to “Islamic extremism”.

“The United States is waging a global campaign against al-Qaeda and its terrorist affiliates,” the 52-page strategy document says.

“Yet this is not a global war against a tactic – terrorism, or a religion – Islam. We are at war with a specific network, al-Qaeda, and its terrorist affiliates.”

The strategy also calls for US engagement with “hostile nations,” closer relations with China and India, and a focus on strengthening the US economy.

Several of Obama’s top advisers will discuss the new strategy in a carefully-orchestrated rollout in Washington on Thursday.

Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, is scheduled to give a speech at the Brookings Institution; and General James Jones, Obama’s national security adviser, will discuss the document at Washington’s Foreign Press Club.

~Nothing to see here…move along robots…

The "Stepford" Mentality of Americans

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May 272010
 

My name is Moron

The president’s top counterterrorism adviser on Wednesday called jihad a “legitimate tenet of Islam,” arguing that the term “jihadists” should not be used to describe America’s enemies.

During a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, John Brennan described violent extremists as victims of “political, economic and social forces,” but said that those plotting attacks on the United States should not be described in “religious terms.”

He repeated the administration argument that the enemy is not “terrorism,” because terrorism is a “tactic,” and not terror, because terror is a “state of mind” — though Brennan’s title, deputy national security adviser for counterterrorism and homeland security, includes the word “terrorism” in it. But then Brennan said that the word “jihad” should not be applied either.

“Nor do we describe our enemy as ‘jihadists’ or ‘Islamists’ because jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam, meaning to purify oneself or one’s community, and there is nothing holy or legitimate or Islamic about murdering innocent men, women and children,” Brennan said.

The technical, broadest definition of jihad is a “struggle” in the name of Islam and the term does not connote “holy war” for all Muslims. However, jihad frequently connotes images of military combat or warfare, and some of the world’s most wanted terrorists including Usama bin Laden commonly use the word to call for war against the West.

Brennan defined the enemy as members of bin Laden’s Al Qaeda network and “its terrorist affiliates.”

But Brennan argued that it would be “counterproductive” for the United States to use the term, as it would “play into the false perception” that the “murderers” leading war against the West are doing so in the name of a “holy cause.”

“Moreover, describing our enemy in religious terms would lend credence to the lie propagated by Al Qaeda and its affiliates to justify terrorism — that the United States is somehow at war against Islam,” he said.

The comment comes after Brennan, in a February speech in which he described his respect for the tolerance and devotion of Middle Eastern nations, referred to Jerusalem on first reference by its Arabic name, Al-Quds.

“In all my travels the city I have come to love most is al-Quds, Jerusalem, where three great faiths come together,” Brennan said at an event co-sponsored by the White House Office of Public Engagement and the Islamic Center at New York University and the Islamic Law Students Association at NYU.

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May 272010
 

With attempted terror attacks in the U.S. at an all-time high, the U.S. should operate under the premise that other operatives are currently in the country and could plot an attack “with little or no warning,” according to a Department of Homeland Security report obtained by CBS News . The four-page report, “Evolving Threats to the Homeland,” prepared by the Office of Infrastructure Protection, says that “the number and pace of attempted attacks in the U.S. over the past nine months have surpassed the number of attempts during any other previous one-year period.”

The report highlights the growing threat of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), many of which are now delivered in vehicles – such as the recent Times Square bomb plot. Read the full report The report also stresses a shift in terror tactics, noting that al Qaeda and its affiliates are focusing on smaller operations in the U.S. that are harder to detect but more likely to succeed than the larger scale attacks they once championed. The current trend is to “use individuals or small groups acting quickly and independently or with only tenuous ties to foreign handlers,” the report states. According to the report, the sectors at greatest risk from terror attacks are commercial facilities, banking, finance and transportation.

There is an effort by the administration to put out the warning because of concern of an attack over the upcoming holiday weekend. Homegrown terror and infiltrating security are also emphasized. The report says the “increasing prevalence and role of Westerners (including U.S. citizens) in al Qaeda and other terror groups, either as leaders or operatives, gives individuals knowledge of Western culture and security practices.”

The report comes as details emerge about President Obama’s new national security strategy , which also emphasizes the threat of homegrown terrorists. Mr. Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, said Wednesday the administration’s newly revised national security strategy document will place homegrown threats among the nation’s top national security concerns. Brennan stressed repeatedly that there is now “a new phase of the terrorist threat” in which al Qaeda and its affiliates are “no longer limited to coordinated, sophisticated 9/11-style attacks,” but are instead “increasingly relying on recruits with little training” and “attempting attacks with little sophistication but with very lethal intent,” reports CBS News correspondent Bob Orr .

Brennan said that the strategy “explicitly recognizes the threat to the United States posed by individuals radicalized here at home,” citing New York bomb plot suspect Najibullah Zazi, Fort Hood shooting suspect Nidal Hasan and suspected Mumbai accomplice David Coleman Headley.

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May 272010
 

Hat Tip ObamaBash via Twitter

OB has found something very interesting that is getting virtually NO press.

From the SEIU website:

The Senate is voting on the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations act today and instead of working to enact comprehensive immigration reform, US Senators Senators John McCain and John Cornyn are pushing for more enforcement-only amendments.

Call both your Senators and tell them to oppose the McCain and Cornyn amendments.

Instead of supporting real solutions like comprehensive immigration reform, Senators Cornyn and McCain’s amendments do nothing to fix our broken, enforcement only immigration policies.

Until we see a comprehensive fix to our immigration problems, enforcement-only amendments like Sens. McCain and Cornyn will do nothing to fix a broken system with one that works.

Call both your Senators and tell them to oppose the McCain and Cornyn amendments.

Enabling illegal aliens to invade Our Borders

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May 272010
 

by Capitol Confidential of Big Government

Four senior congressional Democrats inadvertently confirmed Monday that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)—which, under Chairman Julius Genachowski’s leadership has been trying for months to impose contentious net neutrality rules—lacks the authority needed to regulate the Internet.

NO SUGAR Tonight D.C.

~Question is, will this administration do as it has a tendency to do? What it damn well pleases…stay tuned…~JP

For weeks, the FCC has been threatening to “reclassify” broadband in order to subject it to regulation that would institute net neutrality, despite concerns regarding jurisdiction and agency powers. However, now, Senators Jay Rockefeller and John Kerry, and Congressmen Henry Waxman and Rick Boucher say they will soon launch “a process to develop proposals” for revising the 1934 Communications Act, whose archaic framework the FCC wishes to impose on broadband services.

Rockefeller, Kerry, Waxman and Boucher chair the relevant communications, commerce and technology committees in the House and Senate.

According to a statement, “As the first step, [Rockefeller, Kerry, Waxman, Boucher] will invite stakeholders to participate in a series of bipartisan, issue-focused meetings beginning in June.” The release offered few other details on the move, which could prove controversial. Even Democrats who facially support the FCC’s end-goal of net neutrality adoption were caught off-guard by the commission’s unprecedented move to reclassify.

On Monday, 74 House Democrats sent Genachowski a letter expressing “serious concerns” with the commission’s reclassification agenda. The six dozen legislators urged Genachowski, the nation’s top communications regulator, “to carefully consider the full range of potential consequences that government action may have on network investment.”

“Like you, we believe in a transparent, data-driven process and stand ready to work with you on measures that will spur adopt and expand the use of broadband networks,” the letter reads. “But we remain suspicious of conclusions based on slogans rather than substance and of policies that restrict and inhibit the very innovation and growth that we all seek to achieve.”

Net neutrality critics say that irrespective of how it is instituted—via a questionable reclassification move under the present regime, explicitly, or indeed via reclassification under legislation that could potentially be overhauled to grant the FCC powers it currently lacks—the restriction and inhibition of innovation and growth is a result that would obtain.

In April, a federal appeals court found the FCC had overstepped its authority in regulating the activity of a broadband provider. A few weeks later the agency announced its intention to reclassify broadband, which was observed by many on Capitol Hill to be an end-run around both the legislature and judiciary.

If a legislative overhaul were pursued, observers say it would fix that problem, but the institution of net neutrality, whether by the front or back door, could still be an impediment to the successful promotion of a bipartisan broadband agenda supported by both the administration and congressional Democrats and Republicans.

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