Sep 192010
 

“”You can respect your adversary, WITHOUT Giving In” –Newt Gingrich

America At Risk: The War With No Name – Official Trailer . America At Risk, hosted by Newt and Callista Gingrich, vividly demonstrates the dangers facing America, one decade after the attacks on 9/11. Today, Washington refuses to tell the truth about the war we are fighting. According to experts, we are at war with radical Islamists – and it is a war we are losing. By Citizens United Productions.

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Sep 192010
 
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Fresh off a week of stunning Republican primary victories, several thousand exuberant and newly-empowered tea party followers descended on the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates on Saturday for Right Nation 2010 — a carefully choreographed night of conservative political cheerleading, headlined by radio and TV host Glenn Beck.

“We’ve had enough. We’re going to set things right,” said Beck, arriving to a standing ovation three hours into the event. “The tea party finds itself in the position where it is the beginning of the end of the establishment.”

Seen by some as Republican party crashers, the grassroots movement threw a pretty extravagant shindig of its own, with an eclectic roster of politicians, fringe entertainers and polarizing media figures.

Among those to appear were conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart, former House Republican leader Dick Armey and semi-famous rock star Kevin Chalfant, a Streator native who briefly replaced Steve Perry as Journey’s lead singer.

Also making an appearance was Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady, who used the tea party’s mantra to stir up an enthusiastic and suddenly crucial electorate.

“We’re going to take this state, and this country back, after this election,” he said. “We’ll take back the government.”

Notably absent was Illinois Republican senate candidate Mark Kirk, who may have been following the lead of others in the GOP establishment by distancing himself from the upstart movement.

Last month, Beck led a huge and controversial rally at the Lincoln Memorial on the 47th anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A leading cable television commentator and best-selling author, he proved an equally powerful draw Saturday night, packing in attendees from across the country, some of whom paid $1,200 to meet Beck, take a photo with him and get an autographed book. Ticket prices started at $77.

~Once again MSM liberal media neglected to mention–(for their benefit, for I know they read JUST Piper) :
THE MONEY WAS DONATED : NOTE: th your support and help we were able to raise more than $5-million dollars for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

Sponsored by the United Republican Fund, the event was meant to raise money for various conservative campaigns.

NOTE: This is precisely what Glenn warned MSM would report in their snide, uncouth way:

While some tea party attendees donned their symbolic Revolutionary War costumes, the event felt more like part of a civil war, as the grassroots movement continues to successfully challenge the Republican establishment.

~Friends, I’m about to blow a gasket! And it gets worse…

Tea party-backed candidates have shaken up the Republican party with some key primary victories last week. In Delaware, political novice Christine O’Donnell upset Michael Castle as the Republican Senate nominee. In New York, Carl Paladino topped establishment-backed Rick Lazio as Republican nominee for governor.

Former presidential adviser and Republican strategist Karl Rove said last week that O’Connell’s primary win in Delaware would cost the GOP a senate seat in November.

~AGAIN…

Paul Wheeler, who drove in from Indianapolis wearing a maroon Revolutionary-era outfit, was defiant over establishment concerns that the tea party movement was splintering the Republican party.

Well, I can certainly tell you I am DONE with this entire newsgroup! I should have known better! Growing up conservative, being politically active since I was a child & continued as a conservative activist for FORTY years in my hometown, until I moved to the South, were patriotism is welcomed!

“Too bad,” Wheeler said. “In the case of Delaware, even if she does not win in November, we’ve kicked out a RINO,” or a Republican in name only.

“If a Democrat wins, at least we know what they’re about,” he said. “It’s better than having somebody who betrays their principles — who claims to be a conservative but is mostly opposite.”

Not invited to the party, a group of local religious leaders held a rally of their own in the parking lot before the event.

Cordoned off by yellow police tape, hundreds of protestors stood in a dull drizzle, carrying signs and chanting behind a squawking megaphone, urging Beck to leave the state and urging attendees to reconsider their ticket purchase.

“I can’t believe people paid money to come here,” said Kerrie Rosenthal, 50, of Palatine, who came with several friends to protest the event. “Maybe people will stop and think, ‘I’m coming into something hateful.’”

The protest was organized by Rev. C.J. Hawking, executive director of Arise Chicago.

But Listed as President & interestingly enough the Executive director is Fr. Larry Dowling, whom I am familiar with due to my involvement in fighting Chicago being a sanctuary city. PRIEST FOR JUSTICE FOR IMMIGRANTS SISTERS AND BROTHERS OF IMMIGRANTS PRAYING AND FASTING FOR LEGISLATIVE CHANGE

* Their mission statement is:Interfaith Worker Justice was founded in 1996 with the mission of engaging the religious community in low-wage worker campaigns and rebuilding partnerships with the labor movement.

~I am here to tell you, I know this neighborhood like the back of my heinie. It has always been liberal & progressive. I lived blocks from where this Rev. is. I wouldn’t doubt if she got her ministry license via the internet.

Look at the blanket policy, then you’ll know why the US is bending over & hungry for Sharia. website. What type of reverend is like this? Well, the likes of Jeremiah Wright and Rev Michael Pflegerin Chicago. We know how infamous this so-called priest is. Chicago Catholic pastor Dr. Rev. Michael Pfleger, speaking Sunday at Barack Obama’s Trinity United Church of Christ. Flegler has been a noted spiritual advisor for Barack Obama for decades while he has lived in Chicago.

“There are a lot of religious leaders in the Chicago area who are beginning to feel Mr. Beck and others are hijacking Christianity,” she said. “They are being divisive and filling people with fear and paranoia. I think the mainstream of American people don’t want to have hate in the debate.”

Converts were hard to come by as the large crowd filtered into the arena. The biggest reaction came from muckraking blogger Breitbart, who engaged in an emotional, high-decibel debate with the protesters.

“There are 300 of these people and there’s just one person asking questions,” Breitbart said. “I’m challenging these people. They’re the haters.”

~Comments to –Robert Channick encouraged

I left this comment, awaiting approval by this blogger of course. Considering he had but a SINGLE comment, I don’t expect mine to get posted, so here it is:

A leading cable television commentator and best-selling author, he proved an equally powerful draw Saturday night, packing in attendees from across the country, some of whom paid $1,200 to meet Beck, take a photo with him and get an autographed book. Ticket prices started at $77.

~I am SO very tired of the insinuations & innuendos that Beck gained monetarily from 8/28.

No one in the leftist media has the cajones to print the truth, shame on you!

Here is the fact:

With your support and help we were able to raise more than $5-million dollars for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

http://www.glennbeck.com/828/

http://www.specialops.org/news/49088/Glenn-Beck-Rally-Raises-5.8-Million-for-SOWF.htm

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Sep 182010
 

~Are they collectively truly that lame?! Oh, that’s right, they are the party of “You have to PASS the bill so you can see whats in it” ~JP

WASHINGTON – With just six weeks to avoid a possible election catastrophe, Democrats are trying to limit the damage with a closing argument that’s more plea than platform: We know you voters are furious with us, but just let us explain why the Republicans would be worse.

The strategy requires an autumn influx of voters willing to view the election as a choice between two imperfect parties — and imperfect candidates on each ballot line — rather than as a chance to slap the Washington establishment that the public seems to dislike so deeply.

But the Democrats admit the Republicans have a big emotional advantage with voters who are fed up with high unemployment, soaring deficits and what many see as an arrogant Congress and administration that rammed a revolutionary health care plan down their throats.

If voters keep burning with the throw-the-bums-out fever that animated so many primaries, Democrats would be likely to lose more than 40 House seats, costing them the majority and positioning Republicans to block virtually any Obama initiatives in the next two years. Losing the Senate majority, which would require a 10-seat Republican gain, is less likely.


Democratic candidates want to convince these voters that no matter how much they hate the status quo, they would be worse off under a Republican Party that hasn’t learned from its mistakes and is lurching ever harder to the right.

“This needs to be a choice, not a referendum” on the Democratic-led Congress and Obama administration, said Erik Smith, a Democratic campaign adviser.

President Barack Obama, campaigning for a Senate contender in Connecticut on Thursday, said of Republicans: “All they are going to be feeding us is anger and resentment and not a lot of new ideas. But that’s a potent force when people are scared and they’re hurting.”

~I must end with this snippet though for I feel it is important for you to see:

Matt Bennett, vice president of the Democratic-leaning group Third Way, cites polls finding that most voters, despite an overall anger with the establishment, support Democrats on many specific issues, such as tax cuts for the wealthy. Democratic House and Senate candidates, he said, should constantly tell voters “there’s only two choices, there’s no other.”

Specific issues will hardly matter, however, if Democrats can’t persuade middle-of-the-road voters to calmly weigh the ramifications of lashing out at the party in power.

“The most important thing Democrats can do is unnationalize the election,” said Democratic strategist David DiMartino. “In every state and every district, it has to be a choice between them and us. Our policies are more popular than theirs.”

You must read the rest here, as I can no longer read the article…They get me sick!

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Sep 182010
 
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The new Congress elected in November will surprise everyone. They will seriously consider impeaching Barack Obama.

Growing under the radar of the mainstream media is a movement that is gathering momentum.

Over one million citizens have signed petitions calling on the US Congress to impeach Barack Hussein Obama. Some of the soon to be elected new members of Congress are amongst those who have signed up, and they are not about to be cowered by establishment Republicans scared silly of the issue.

Ultimately it comes down to a commonly shared belief amongst Tea Party activists that Barack Obama is systematically trying to hurt America. Obama, the argument goes, is not an incompetent boob in over his head. Nor is he is not some well-meaning community organizer who has seen his plans go astray.


Barack Obama is a dishonest, manipulative liar who actually is pursuing an agenda that he hopes will take America off the international leadership stage. He wants America to fail so that the vision of Internationalist socialists can be realized. America is hated by the elite intellectuals of the world because we have been the single biggest roadblock to their plans to establish a one world governing system with them in charge.

Americans has consistently rejected socialism. Whether it is Hillarycare or Obamacare, Americans are speaking with a loud clear voice against socialism.

The left hates America because of our belief in God, our belief in rugged individualism, our belief in private property and our belief in the right to Keep and Bear Arms.

It is only through impeachment that the new Congress can send Barack Obama a clear and unambiguous message that he does not have carte blanche to run roughshod over America.

Impeachment is the political tool given by the founders to correct abuse by a President. Impeachment is often misunderstood because of confusion about what exactly constitutes an impeachable offense.

Former-President Gerald Ford, while serving in the House of Representatives, said an impeachable offense was, “whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given moment in history.”


Article I, Section 4 of the Constitution reads: “The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”

The key phrase here is “high crimes and misdemeanors,” a concept in English Common Law that was well-known to our Founding Fathers but is grossly misunderstood in this day and age.

“High crimes and misdemeanors” essentially means bad behavior.

Here’s a passage from C-Span.org which succinctly and beautifully summarizes the historical significance surrounding the inclusion of the term “high crimes and misdemeanors” in the Constitution:


“’High crimes and misdemeanors’ entered the text of the Constitution due to George Mason and James Madison. Mason had argued that the reasons given for impeachment – treason and bribery – were not enough. He worried that other “great and dangerous offenses” might not be covered… so Mason then proposed ‘high crimes and misdemeanors,’ a phrase well-known in English common law. In 18th century language, a ‘misdemeanor’ meant ‘mis-demeanor,’ or bad behavior.”

In other words, “high crimes and misdemeanors” does not refer to a criminal act (as some would lead you to believe) and our Founding Fathers fully intended to allow for the removal of the President for actions which are: gross incompetence, gross negligence or outright distasteful.

And for those who mistakenly hold the illusion that impeaching Barack Obama would be a simple matter of “playing politics,” the Founders fully intended that the impeachment of a sitting President be a political act.

The Founding Fathers deliberately put impeachment into the hands of the legislative branch rather than the judicial branch, thus transforming it from strictly a matter of legal definition to a matter of political judgment.

The Obama Administration qualifies as the poster-child for bad behavior.


Obama and those around him are ravaging this great country and adding a sorry chapter to a noble history.


Impeachment, as written in the Constitution, was tailor-made for Barack Hussein Obama and our Founders placed it in our Constitution for such a time as this.

~Patriot Update: Floyd and Mary Beth Brown. The Browns are bestselling authors and speakers. Together they write a national weekly column distributed exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Floyd is also president of the Western Center for Journalism.

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Sep 182010
 

Union slush funds, Union pensions, Democrat bailouts

The election cycles of 2006 and 2008 cost the labor unions many, many millions of dollars to get all those liberal Democrats elected and reelected to Congress and the presidency.

Where did those bribe bucks come from? Were they in some union slush fund? Do you suppose that all those bribes came out of the pension fund money that the suckers, er, members paid into for retirement benefits? It is becoming common knowledge that the various union pension funds may not be there when Joe or Jane ‘lunch pail’ retires.

That is why the union bosses are banging on the doors of all of the liberal Democrats’ looking for payback; payback in the form of “stimulus” or “bailout” tax dollars for getting them elected plus unfair legislation that would take away the secret ballot when union strong-arm tactics are needed to increase membership numbers.

Now if the truth were really known, those libs would most likely have been elected and reelected without all those bribe bucks being paid out given the anti-establishment atmosphere and animosity against the incumbent Republicans at that time.


Strangely enough, this attitude of the public against the GOP office holders was principally due to the simple fact that the Republicans had been acting like liberal Democrats and growing government in antithesis to the normal practices of that Party.

The union bosses weren’t smart enough to realize why the public was so down on the Republicans so they spread bribe bucks around like a drunk on payday. The liberal Democrats did in fact take back both houses of Congress and the presidency as well. But it could have been done just as easily without breaking the bank, or more truthfully, the union members’ dues and retirement funds.

Now, four years later, the union bosses are getting restless as the awareness of their financial follies is becoming known to union members who are nervously nearing retirement with the possibility that there will not be enough available to make those monthly payments.

The drum beat Obama must be hearing has got to be nerve-wracking “Hey Man, we put you in that big white house, now get these deals into law so we can get our money back. Retirement funds are almost gone.” And Congress is also being lambasted by the same union boss voices. “Get these pay-back plans moving in Congress and send them to Obama for signing into law. We NEED that money.”

The two plans the union bosses have working are the “Create Jobs and Save Benefits Act of 2010” (CJSBA) that Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) has introduced that would create a new fund of taxpayer dollars just for bailing out the dwindling union member retirement plans; and the “Employee Free Choice Act” (EFCA) which takes away the secret ballot for organizing new unions.

The first thing these union bosses want is the CJSBA “bailout” money that Obama can just give to them out of unspent stimulus on newly established slush-type funds. Considering the simplicity of the other bailout plans, that will be the easiest one to obtain and with the almost total absence of paper tracking and bookkeeping on those funds, these union bosses can spend it any way they want. But they know that they had better refill the pension funds and SOON.

Then comes the legislation that tells a lie just in the title of the bill: “Employee Free Choice Act” (EFCA) when in fact is will be the “Employee Forced Choice Act” by taking away the traditional American way of fairness ‘Secret Ballot’ from union members and forcing them to just sign a card that a union goon (like a Black Panther) will shove in their face and demand their signature.

However, anti forces are not sitting on their hands and a top economist is warning Congress that these bills would create a ‘Ponzi scheme as bad as Bernie Madoff’s’ as Christopher Neefus, CNSNews.com reports on September 05, 2010 by citing Ms. Diana F. Roth, a former chief economist in the U.S. Department of Labor that “implementing card check (EFCA) would allow unions to swell their ranks with new members who would have to be signed up and pay money into failing union pension plans.


“It shouldn’t be allowed. It’s a ponzi scheme as bad as Bernie Madoff, the new union members could be entered into a multi-employer plan that is badly under-funded, and the wages they would pay into the fund would not go toward their own retirement, but would likely go to fulfill liabilities already owed to new and existing retirees.”

Mr. Neefus of CNSNews said that Ms. Roth went on to explain that “the most recent data shows nearly a quarter (24 percent) of union-run multi-employer plans were ‘endangered,’ meaning that they only had assets to pay 65 to 80 percent of their liabilities. And if by any chance the Employee Free Choice Act should pass – which I very much hope it won’t – there should be a law against putting new members’ funds into under-funded pension plans.”

These two union schemes that are unfair first to American taxpayers by using their tax dollars to pay back the unions for their misuse of union members dues to help get liberal Democrats elected and the second to take away the secret ballot and pressure new employees to check off a card (card check) to join the union, should be rejected by Congress.

Let your Representative and Senators know that you are opposed to BOTH of these schemes that will only benefit union bosses while penalizing the American taxpayer and new employees in the work place.

By Jerry McConnell CFP

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Sep 172010
 

~JUST Piper has covered Norton – D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton said Beck’s rally “would change nothing. … We will move right over you.”

* 12:06pm — Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton disses Beck, talks about the past, D.C. statehood, and someone killed her mic.

~People in Congress are JUST not that bright when it comes to leaving a trail. A Prime example is Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson asking the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to send scholarship checks directly to her two grandsons and two great-nephews, rather than to their colleges.

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Sep 172010
 


How many DWI convictions does it take for an illegal alien to be jailed on an “immigration detainer” by ICE? One? Two? Three? Nope. Try FOUR + a homicide. Robert Benn of Tennessee was struck and killed soon after he landed in Austin for a business trip by Jaime Bonilla, an illegal with 3 prior DWI convictions, yet roaming free in the sanctuary city of Austin. The people of TX and TN must DEMAND answers from ICE, DHS and the City of Austin as to why this illegal alien slimeball felon was free to drink and drive again…and KILL. After sister Denise Mosier in VA, how many more Americans have to die before ICE takes these monsters off the streets?

Stand With Arizona

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Sep 172010
 
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California is so broke it is being compared to Greece. But the Orange County Board of Supervisors gave away 4.3 million real dollars to an illegal Mexican alien who is also a child molester. Why did the supervisors do it? Answer: “The lawyer made me do it!”

The first chapter in this distasteful story begins with Fernando Ramirez, a 24-year-old illegal alien, being caught molesting a 6-year-old girl in a park. He was duly convicted and sent to the Orange County Central Jail. The second chapter is predictable.

Inmates in prison for murder, bank robbery, mugging old ladies, and other assorted thuggery agree on at least one thing: They hate child molesters. So when Mr. Ramirez was finally incarcerated, his life insurance company should have been quick to cancel his policy. That the California court allowed Fernando to plead guilty to ‘battery against a child,’ instead of putting him on trial for child molestation, did not impress his fellow inmates.

They beat him to within the proverbial inch of his life.

In the third chapter a California lawyer takes over. Attorney Mark Eisenberg is not an ambulance chaser. Let’s face it, that’s a tacky vocation that is not really cost-effective. Instead, lawyer Eisenberg seems to have discovered that being a noble defender of downtrodden child molesters is just the ticket. By some means, Mr. Eisenberg was mysteriously advised about Fernando being roughly used by the other gents in the Orange County lockup. If he did have an informant somewhere in the county system, no doubt Eisenberg would have simply thanked him, and assured him that his reward could only be in heaven. Then Eisenberg swung into righteous action.

Bringing a case before the Orange County Board of Supervisors, the kindly attorney claimed that Ramirez had suffered brain damage because of the beating, that he needs help walking, and that he now has the intellect of a four-year-old child. Luckily, that age was two years less than the six-year-old child he had molested, so the supervisors must have been very saddened by his alleged condition.

In the fourth chapter, the supervisors take stock of the dire financial straits of Orange County. They then conclude that county taxpayers can still find it in their hearts to hand the child molester and his lawyer the largest settlement ever given to anyone in county custody: $3.75 million, plus $900,000 for medical expenses. With a wave of their wands, Orange County Supervisors made Fernando one of the richest non-citizens in the country!


You might ask questions about that award, but you will get no answers. The case was heard behind closed doors, and the supervisors have absolutely and wisely refused to make any comment on the matter since Joshua Jamison broke the story in The Raw Deal blog. It was later picked up by American Thinker.com on July 11th.

We should remember that lawyers who do not chase ambulances, like Mark Eisenberg, do their work for free. Just like we see advertized on television. What we do not see on television is that lawyers like Eisenberg work on a “contingency fee” basis. That means that if they take your case (and they will not take it unless they reckon they will win) they will take a share in the winnings. Usually, that is at least 30 percent. In this case, that means lawyer Eisenberg took home over $1 million of Orange County taxpayer money. Not bad for a quick closed-door decision by the supervisors.


The final question is: Did the board of supervisors also let millionaire Fernando out of the hoosegow? They must have. It is the only way he could spend his new-found wealth and be the financial stimulus Orange County needs so badly.

FamilySecurityMatters.org Contributing editor Chet Nagle is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and Georgetown Law School. He was a Cold War naval aviator, a Pentagon official, and an intelligence agent in Africa and the Middle East, where he was awarded the Order of Oman. Chet Nagle is now a columnist and the author of IRAN COVENANT.

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