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- In Honor of Memorial Day
- Man attempting to starve himself to death on crane...
- Just a note.....
- The EVIL of Socialism!!!
- America's Grandpa's
- I hear the Trumpets of Victory; Hallelujah!!!!
- Can You Believe THIS Crap???
- I Hate to Bring This Up But.....
- New York; Home to Sick Bastards from Isreal
- This Writer is Too Funny!!!
- Newsweek, the ICRC and the People Who Hate Us.
- Oh My Flippin' Wonders, Will Miracles Never Cease...
- Go to Jay's For Todays BlogBurst!!!
- I Hate to Say This But.....
- 'Grandma' Mae Magouirk dies
- Socialism, Religion and The ACLU
- Kerry the Liar, Prince of two-faced frog luvin' tw...
- We Have Our Winners!!!
- Just Go Read This!!!!
- Can A White Boy Get A Race Card Please?
- Learning from History
- Fun in the Blog-o-sphere!!!
- Should Washington D.C. Be A State?
- Nominations are open.
- The ACLU, Supporter of Illegal Aliens (blogburst)
- XRADIO.BIZ LISTENERS WIN FREE T-SHIRTS!!!! (hey i...
- Wow!!! Some amazing sights and refreshing comment...
- And they call us racists!!!!
- Well, Don't I feel the perfect fool!!!
- Todays STOP the ACLU BlogBurst!!!!!!
- The Heart of A Conservative.
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Blogs I Like
Note: "right" either means this blogger is correct or that they lean right. I know what I mean by it. How do you take it?
- RG in The Low Country!(Right)
- Mackers World(Right)
- Ric and Georgina at Release The Hounds!(Right)
- RN at Dead Republican Presidents!
- Kat, sometimes in pajamas!
- Madtom at ThisFuckingWar! (Right)
- Michael J. Totten sets things straight!(Right)
- Maxedoutmama is a research Goddess!(Right)
- Andrightlyso! smacks on idiots!(Right)
- Where's Your Brain?(Right)
- Warm'n'fuzzy conserva-puppies>(Right)
- Crymeariverbend2 has a gnarly truth stick!(Right)
- Jeffrey at IBC is HQ for Iraqi bloggings(Right)
- The Sandmonkey cuts through the APU!(Right)
- The Lone Ranger
A Man of Rare Integrity! (Right)
- Out of the Ashes(Right)
- Tazmedic(Right) (Read the archives!)
- Amandarin(Right) (A clever friend from the other side of the street)
- Literal Lunacy
A Most Beloved Friend!
The Other Side Of The Street
(for NY Libs)
The name say it all
See? I told you I had a liberal friend!!!
I am choosing to highlight the Greatest Generation again, as everyday too many of them pass from this world, and with each one a wealth of knowledge is lost. Tlalk to these guys when you meet them. I promise you will learn so much, and all you have to do is sit down and say "Hi, what did you do in the war?"
The original post about it can be found here. (Also linked in title)
In Honor of Charles S. Seaman
He flew and He fought
In the clear blue skies
His face to the burning sun
He died up there with
A smile and a sigh
His hands on a flaming gun
Many a Zero
Will pay for his death
In those same blue skies above
Many a Jap
Will draw his last breath
The boy we loved
High in the sky
A crew says a prayer
As they fly through flame and lead
Never for them
Will there be any rest
'Til the last damned Jap is dead.
Wanted in the death of his ex-girlfriend Jennifer L. Gonzalez, 36, whose body was found in a pond behind the apartment complex where she lived, the suspect, Carl Edward Roland, 41, climbed atop the crane on wednesday.
Refusing food and water, Roland is staying atop the crane and has refused a plea from his sister, offers of food and an alternative to climbing down by jumping into airbags deployed by the fire department.
When asked why he was refusing to come down from the crane, he yelled back that if he was going to die a peaceful death by starvation it was going to be at his own choosing at not at the choosing of the Pinellas County judiciary.
Readers may remember that the Pinellas County Sherriff's Dept. laid siege to a hospice in Pinellas Park earlier this year at the order of a judge to stop all attempts at saving Terri Schindler-Schiavo, who was starved to death by the order of Judge George Greer.
Right to die advocates, backed by the ACLU, are gathering to protest against the police attempting to end Rolands attempt to die peacefully, while anti-death penalty forces, backed by the ACLU, have filed suit in Federal Court to end the siege on African-Americans, who are on death row in disproportionate numbers.
When asked about this case, the Spokesman for Gaawwd and the Religious Right, Jerry Falwell said Roland should be stopped from starving himself to death, as suicide is a sin, and instead he should be arrested, charged, and, if found guilty, put to death.
In a parting comment to reporters Falwell said, "Gawwd hates sinners, and among the worst of these are murderers, pedophiles and democrats, so no leniency should be shown to these people for their crimes against man nor their sins against Gawwd, and they should all be put to death as soon as possible. God Bless you all and may his peace be upon you."
When the state thinks it can raise your child better than you, and when the state tells you what you MUST do with your own child, then you can be sure that Major Indoctrination is occuring....take a look here at the inside lining of that great socialist success story Germany.
It seems in Germany the march towards a completely socialist society, where parents have no rights regarding their own children and the state has the ability to take your kids from you is, well, marching along. Seems those germans are always marching towards one thing or another doesn't it?
The first things that catches one's attention is the fact that three year olds are possibly going to be REQUIRED to attend pre-school. You will take special note of this phrase in the article; "Children would not only become smarter but also healthier because the state would separate pre-school children from their mothers.
Does this surprise you? Are you shocked that in a socialist society the government believes it can do a better job of raising your children that you could? Are you absolutely flabbergasted that in essence, a socialist society only wishes you to have children as a way of giving the state workers to mold to its' ideal?
Other "benefits" of this system are that
"More mothers can go to work"
"the average child will eat healthier food, learn correct eating behaviour and suffer less chronic sicknesses later on"
Damn those useless baby machines. If only they knew HOW to raise a strong healthy worker then the government wouldn't have to separate mothers and their children so young and make the mom go back to work.
O.K., that was sarcastic. But it dooes show that in a socialist country the government doesn't trust you to feed your children correctly, much less raise them well. Is the stench of this article burning your nostrils too? I am posting this in a bio-hazard suit...it makes it harder to type, but easier to breathe.
Now here is a great quote:
""At the moment the health of our children is getting worse and worse. They do not learn well and have little prospect to advance,"
Does anyone else out there think that this may be because people in a socialist country tend to get UNMOTIVATED rather quickly?
NaAAaaAAhHHHhh....it could never be that!!!!
You see this?:
"The experts predict the costs for this reform to be about 12 billion euros per year alone for children under ten years of age."
No problem say the powers that be:
"But part of this financial effort will be compensated: More working mothers mean more taxes and social security contributions and fewer expenses for social help."
That's OK though, because at least they realize this:
"But we are not fooling ourselves: First we need to invest billions of tax money,"
They already have this on the table you know, under "Homeschooling Illegal" Declares German School Official.
Want to be deviant and fight for your right to raise your own child?
"Any resistance by the parents will result in the removal of these thirteen elementary age children from their homes and into state custody!
Yeppers...this sounds like a free country to me.
You know, I spend a lot of my time telling people that in a socialist country the reason religion is played down and pushed behind closed doors is because the only moral or ethical question in a socialist country is: "Is this action good for the state?"
Don't believe me?
Then don't look at this.
Here is just one little quote from the above linked article:public schools undermine Biblical educational ideals like purity and obedience to parents.
And of course this gem here.According to the Hessian school law, parents who "continually or obstinately prevent their children from fulfilling the compulsory school attendance" face up to 6 months in prison or a stiff fine.
Wow, you can't get a much harsher sentence for robbing a gas station.
Yet another quote.As it now stands, the Goldermann's have been heavily fined and the state has placed a lien against their home. If they do not pay the fines, their home can be taken away from them.
Does ANY of this surprise you, dear reader??
To any that still think that socialism is a great thing just feel free to call and defend this point.
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Venerable old newscasters that have been around since the early days of broadcasting, these two men have left an indelible mark on journalism and touched countless lives and continue to do so.
If you haven't heard of them then get out more.
You know what I mean when I say America's Grandpa's right? Those fellows that we can picture spinning tales and teaching us about life while we sit at their knee and soak it up. They remind everyone I talk to of their grandpa, or in the least I hear "That is the kind of grandpa I would want."
A man of wisdom, wit and charm, infinitly patient with a quiet dignity and a sparkle in his eye.
You know; Grandpa.
First up is Walter Cronkite, since I wish to save my personal favorite for last. Cronkite's place in the Deck Of Weasels notwithstanding he IS an Icon of America.
Now usually I wouldn't write about someone that made the Deck, at least not in a complimentary way, however Cronkite did something that most on the left never do, and that is tell them that the public has no idea what their platform is, exactly. It isn't anything that a lot of us don't tell them everyday that we sit at a keyboard, but it came from someone IN their camp and with the massive cred's that, frankly, most will never have.
Walter Cronkitehas lived a great life, entertaining us and bringing the world into our living rooms back in those days when the only way to know what was going on in the world was to read the paper, listen to the radio or watch the network news, and political views notwithstanding, he is a great American that has the backbone to stand up for what he believes in and isn't afraid to tell those in his party what they are doing wrong, and for these reasons I consider him one of America's Grandpa's.
My personal favorite is Paul Harvey. I was introduced to Paul Harvey when I was very young by my grandpa. I was so young that I don't even remember it. It seems as if I have always listened to Grandpa Harvey regaling us with the news and humorous stories from around the world.
In 1976 he started "The Rest Of The Story", (available in book form) explaining the little known history behind famous people and events, and if you haven't heard Paul tell TROTS in his engaging midwestern accent, then you have missed some of the best recorded tales ever heard.
If you can listen to Paul Harvey and not be absolutely enthralled by his voice, his style and his obvious class and superb wit and humor, if you can hear his broadcast and not feel both a sense of satisfaction and a longing for more at the end of his news stories then you are simply out of your head.
Paul Harvey has given us some great quotes and if you haven't heard Paul's newsbits go listen right now.
After you listen don't forget to come back here and tell me thank you for turning onto a bit of living history and one of America's Grandpa's.
Crossposted at The Wide Awakes and Cao's
I seem to remember another story by another writer in teh bay area not all that long ago. Major Tip o' me lucky green Tam to Jeffrey at IBC.
Nightfall, Jan. 30. Eight-million Iraqi voters have finished risking their lives to endorse freedom and defy fascism. Three things happen in rapid succession. The right cheers. The left demurs. I walk away from a long-term intimate relationship. I'm separating not from a person but a cause: the political philosophy that for more than three decades has shaped my character and consciousness, my sense of self and community, even my sense of cosmos.We will call this an awakening. Here is a man that for more than 30 years was in teh grip of leftist ideaologies and once freedom began to break out in Iraq he realized what a waste of time the left truly is these days.
I choose this day for my departure because I can no longer abide the simpering voices of self-styled progressives -- people who once championed solidarity with oppressed populations everywhere -- reciting all the ways Iraq's democratic experiment might yet implode.Yes, yes and YEESS....AMEN and Preach it Brother Keith. This has been nailed on the head. He has it so right here and it is so refreshing to see a liberal not only see his mistake but to actually write about it. I only wish he had come to his epiphany sooner.
I love this next quote:
Leading voices in America's "peace" movement are actually cheering against self-determination for a long-suffering Third World country because they hate George W. Bush more than they love freedom.Shall I continue on with this sermon that rings as true as The gospel of St James?
These days the postmodern left demands that government and private institutions guarantee equality of outcomes. Any racial or gender "disparities" are to be considered evidence of culpable bias, regardless of factors such as personal motivation, training, and skill.This is the TRUTH good people. The Truth as it was, is and always will be. The Truth that the left has no idea what they are saying.....have no idea what they are standing for other than "They are evil, and everything THEY believe is evil, vote for us."
Now, my Brothers and Sisters on, in and of the RIGHT, does any of this sound familiar? Have you heard these words of wisdom before? Of course you have. You, yourselves, have preached this gospel from the highest mount to the lowliest slum, always believing that the Truth will be percieved by those that see neither Truth nor Goodness in the world.
We have sermonized, (Amen), We have Prosyletized, (Hallelujah) and We have chastized, aggrandized and carmelized those on the left with this very speech, (Preach it To the Highest), and now, one of the misguided souls among the black sheep that have strove for the destruction of a great country from within has shown that the left CAN be SAVED!!!
BROTHERS AND SISTERS....Go READ this tale of a man that has strayed from the path of common sense and logical thought....a tale as sordid in the beginning as the latest Hollywood film, and a tale that, like most hollywood tripe that comes spewing forth as so much venom against common decency, has an ending that makes you FEEL GOOD!!!!
A tale of triumph against great odds.
A tale that needs to be oft repeated and more often duplicated.
This has been a jesse jackson channeling event.
It is the law in FL. that assault on a school official is a felony involving up to five years in juvy, but a security camera on the bus shows the bus driver telling a student to put on his seat belt, (in FL seatbelts are required on busses but wearing them is not mandatory), and when the student refused he told the student to sit in the front of the bus.
When he refused to sit in the front, the bus driver, a substitute BTW, moved to the back of the bus, where he was intercepted by the students older step brother. At this point the driver grabbed the older brother's throat and slapped him, at which point the boy that the bus driver assaulted and his younger brother assaulted him. (legal concerns cause me to use the word assault, but I would have preferred to say they whupped his ass).
Now the seatbelt was not mandatory, and the brothers should not have beaten on the driver, but that driver had no right to touch that student.
Usually I am firmly on the side of discipline, but if my brother was grabbed by the throat by a bus driver I would have taken exception to that and whupped on him also. I had an irate parent grab my throat in front of a school once, and it was only quick intervention by the principal that stopped me from breaking that fat broads nose. In that case I was defending my little brother AND my little sister from her kids.
The kids should be punished, not five years in juvy though.
And the driver?
Considering he is charged with the safe passage of kids to and from school, and grabbing a kid by the throat is nowhere near conducive to safe passage, he should be charged with aggravated assualt on a minor and the book tossed at him.
Linked in the title is a blurb about the Real ID Act.
If this phrase from it is true:
...which specifies that by 2008 all Americans who want to enjoy privileges such as bank accounts and air travel will be issued what will most likely be RFID-enabled ID cards...
Then that pesky part regarding the last days and something about the mark of the beast and not being able to do anything without it seems to haunt me.
Would someone with a better knowledge of Revelations PLEASE set my mind at ease?
Two gay Israeli artists have set up shop in a Brooklyn art gallery with the intention of seducing an Arab man living in New York.
All of you arabs living in NY better watch out for these two butt bandits...they are out for your ass in a misguided quest for world peace....or is that piece?
Don Carol, the director of Jack the Pelican Presents, a gallery in Williamsburg says "This isn't a seedy gay thing. It's about falling in love."
I wish I had thought of telling girls that I wanted to sleep with them as an art project in pursuit of peace. Man what a great line.
Here's a bit from the article that caught my attention:
Here's the duo's seduction plan: After word of the plan gets out, lonely Arab men will send the artists photos and exchange e-mail. Then Gil, 37, and Moti, 33, will paint watercolors of the photos to seduce the Arab men.
So apparently they are looking for lonely GAY arab men. I wonder what the Koran teaches about homosexuality?
In the Brooklyn show, 400 watercolor portraits — painted during previous performances — will be displayed beside a bed for three. There are also gay porn photos of the couple and a Lebanese Christian boyfriend.
Damn...these are two very successful gay "artists" if this idea has allowed them to bed 400 desperate gay arab men.
So now this begs the question, if they have bedded 400 guys in the quest for "love" to bring peace to the middle east why hasn't it worked after 400 times?
Do they actually think that just because they nail some GaRab that peace will suddenly break out?
As if the leaders in the ME are going to say "Hey, we can't fight you anymore, there are gay isrealis and gay arabs having sex with each other."
Gimme a break.
These guys are just two of the craftiest fags to ever come down the road with a "sex for art" scheme.
At least straight artists that try to nail rich socialites through their "art" are after money too.
We all saw the story about Newsweek fomenting chaos and hatred of America with their utterly irresponsible story about alleged abuse of the Koran at Gitmo.
After riots broke out in Afghanistan and other places they retracted the story, admitting that that they used a "knowledgeable government source", who later said that "he could not be certain he had seen the account in the military report and that it might have been in other investigative documents".
The reason I am bringing up what amounts to old news in the "Shadow Media" is this story here from Reuters. It seems the Red Cross has sent reports to the Pentagon about this very thing as early as 2002.
I want to point out some key phrases in that article for those on the other side of the street that have claimed, to me personally, that the source of the Newsweek article was the ICRC and not, as Newsweek acknowledged, a "knowledgeable government source".
"The U.S. government took corrective measures and those allegations have not resurfaced," Schorno said
Members of the humanitarian organization, which is given access to the prison, did not witness any mishandling of the Koran.
And this next bit,
Former Guantanamo prisoners and lawyers for detainees have for months accused U.S. personnel at Guantanamo of putting the Koran into toilets.
keeping in mind that these are people that are suing the U.S. I want you to think about something here....if you were locked up would you sue? Sure you would. Even if you had to lie about circumstances to do so? Yes you would, so don't even try to lie about it.
If you were captured by our military and held for interrogation and exonerated you would be looking for revenge and a slimy lawyer.
Was this alleged abuse occuring? Maybe, maybe not, and we may never know for sure.
In January 2003, the U.S. military issued guidelines to personnel at the base that included the order: "Ensure that the Koran is not placed in offensive areas such as the floor, near the toilet or sink, near the feet or dirty/wet areas."
As you can see from the above guidelines were issued, but the U.S. military doesn't issue guidelines only on a reactive basis, as I have been told, otherwise new guidelines would constantly be issued in rapid fire succession just to keep up with an ever changing world.
Newsweek has now changed it's sourcing policy and has set up this guideline:
"From now on, only the editor or the managing editor, or other top editors they specifically appoint, will have the authority to sign off on the use of an anonymous source,"
Seems a lot of guidelines are being created after this story, and I need to point out that the U.S. military isn't doing any of it at this time. They set out the new guidleines regarding this issue in Jan. 2003.
Now in Saudi Arabia we have a call from an islamic court for those that have been accused of this crime to be turned over to be tried by them for their crimes against Islam. (Tip o' me tam to our very own Mustang for that link, and Welcome to the Mustang, another great addition to TWA)
Now, maybe I am just not seeing the news on this but I have yet to see one name tossed out anywhere regarding flushing Koran's. Add in the fact that an Islamic Court is making DEMANDS of the U.S. Government as if they actually had any power aside from threatening Jihad on us and it becomes increasing laughable.
The muslim world rarely has a week go by anymore where one Jihad or another is not called for against us, and in fact it is starting to become a Point of Honor amongst some, a bragging right if you will, almost as if having jihad called for against you is a credential of the power of your words and thoughts.
And no, I haven't had a jihad called for against me, but one has hope.
What's the point to this rant?
Just this: The ICRC was NOT the source for the Newsweek crime, (and it is a crime, their irresponsible reporting has caused almost 20 deaths around the globe) and at the end of the day, Newsweek was wrong and if one credible source comes out that proves the Koran was flushed down a toilet at Gitmo not only will I retract this article here, but I will demand a toilet from Gitmo.....I mean really people, any toilet that can handle having a book flushed down it and survive would make a follower of The Rev. Al Bundy like myself drool in anticipation of that kind of Throneal Power.
Crossposted at The Wide Awakes
Much thanks to the The Mudville Gazette and Outsidethebeltway.com for letting me link whore them.
Luis Posada Carriles, a Cuban national wanted in Venezuela in connection with the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner was taken into custody taken into custody by U.S. immigration officers in Miami on tuesday in Miami.
He admitted to entering the U.S. illegally through Mexico in mid-March and is being held in El Paso TX. until a hearing to determine his fate.
He claims U.S. residency status received during the Cuban Missile Crises in Oct. 1962 was never revoked, therefore he will "vigorously" fight extradition.
An alleged former CIA agent, Carriles claims to be in the country legally and will attempt to seek asylum.
Let me tell you something. This has opened a can of worms for the U.S., as Castro has labelled Carilles a terrorist, and says that Venezuela, or an international tribunal, has jurisdiction to prosecute him.
Granting him asylum would only cause an international furor, as the U.S. government is the first to point out to other countries when they are harboring terrorists.
There will be much more on this story, as I am sure the ACLU will, once again, take up on the side of a terrorist and stand against the values of America.
I don't think we should ship him out. Venezuela is closely allied with Castro, and most of South America has lax border controls and supposedly terrorists are using it as a possible staging area.
Turn him lose in a different third world country and telll the commies south of the border to bugger off.
Now, we are already in the middle of a war, and I am not disparaging the seriousness of slavery, or the evilness of it, but the issue that is going to tear this country in two is Gay Marriage.
I need to clarify what I just wrote. We are in the middle of two wars, the War on Terror, and a culture war. So far the culture war has been somewhat peaceful, especially compared to how ugly it could have gotten without "hate crime legislation".
The added teeth in those laws make it much worse on people that have that nasty proclivity of assaulting other people based on their differences.
A bit from the story linked in the title:
In the first ruling of its kind, a federal judge May 12 struck down Nebraska's constitutional marriage amendment, issuing a decision that is certain to intensify calls for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
If this keeps up a constitutional amendment IS going to be proposed. Whether it would actually be ratified is another story altogether.
But given the left's love of losing and their apparent march into the sunset of history as a viable political party in this country I can see it happening.
As things stand, with the seeming march of the Hildebeast into the front-running candidacy in '08, the left's continued stubbornness to see what they are doing wrong despite their shortcomings being pointed out EVERY SINGLE DAY by countless pundits and pontificators both online and off, and their continued insistence that, regardless of the thrashing they get constantly, they are IN TOUCH with the "average American", they are barreling down the road to extinction.
If they lose anymore power they won't be able to stop the GOP from running roughshod over anything. And that’s just at the federal level.
Imagine if, in a majority of states, the GOP held absolute political power, leaving the Dems swinging in the wind, completely at the whim of the right in this country, having no clout, no say and no power.
That thought alone should make the dems wake up and listen to their harshest critics and change their strategy at this very moment.
For better or worse they aren't likely to do that, and mark these words, in '06 they will lose more power, in '08 even more, and that is when the Gay Marriage Amendment will come to a head (NPI) and this country will divide in a way not seen since the Civil War.
I know some of you are going to say "See? Why did you get up in arms about her before, she just died anyway." and to you I say F**K OFF!!!
By that logic we should just destroy the human race and all of creation since we are all gonna die anyway.
Some people on the left are probably feeling a bit smug about this story today, much like they felt when Terri finally died.
Those same people are probably wringing their hands that people on the other side of the globe are dying in places that our military is stationed and wondering what they can do to stop the Big Bad Evil Bush War Machine.
Those people have very misplaced priorities.
Anyway it seems that some other liberal media type is claiming that the US military is targeting journalists.
After the trouble that newsweek has caused the last week ya' gotta wonder if maybe that wouldn't start to be a good idea. (jk) Or am I?
Anyway, on with a quote from this sordid little tale of skewed reality and extreme liberal insanity:
Eason Jordan has an immitator. Her name is Linda Foley, and she is the International President of the Newspaper Guild. According to this site, she is also president of Communications Workers of America, the nation's largest broadcast and journalism workers union. Foley is, therefore, a big deal. The words she says in public matter. Last Friday, speaking at the 2005 National Conference for Media Reform (you'll note the irony in that in a moment) in St. Louis, she made the following outrageous claim:
"Journalists, by the way, are not just being targeted verbally or …ah, or… ah, politically. They are also being targeted for real, um…in places like Iraq. What outrages me as a representative of journalists is that there's not more outrage about the number, and the brutality, and the cavalier nature of the U.S. military toward the killing of journalists in Iraq."
"They target and kill journalists…uh, from other countries, particularly Arab countries like Al -, like Arab news services like Al-Jazeera, for example. They actually target them and blow up their studios with impunity…"
Linked in the title is JunkYardBlog. Go there and read the rest of this claptrap, wallow in the inanity of the left and get good and mad that someone of this woman's position in her field is tossing out unsubstantiated smears against our military and that very few people seem to be taking her to task on it.
And then go tell Beth congrats....better late than never eh?
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ACLU Says Silver Ring Thing Violates Federal Rules
Abstinence Program Says It Has Secular Options
POSTED: 4:29 pm MDT May 16, 2005
NEW YORK -- The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit alleging that a taxpayer-supported teen abstinence program improperly promotes Christianity.
"The Silver Ring Thing," which uses music and comedy skits, is an offshoot of the John Guest Evangelistic Team. Since 2003, the program has received more than $1 million in federal grants as part of the Bush administration's initiative to expand abstinence-only education.
Grant recipients aren't supposed to use federal money for religious proselytizing. But the ACLU alleges that the Silver Ring Thing encourages teens to commit themselves to Jesus Christ.
The lawsuit says youths are given the opportunity to divide into secular and religious groups, but are encouraged to choose the religious option and to enroll in a Bible-based follow-up program.
There is a world of difference between "encouraging" someone to do something and making it mandatory.
The ACLU doesn't seem to grasp this concept, and even encouragement now seems to be a problem with them.
Mayhaps it is because the word "courage" is in there and courage is the antithesis of what the ACLU is about. The ACLU is about socialism and secularism, and these two things take no courage and are simply the abandonment of morals and free will.
Giving over your life to the whim of the state, and the path of least resistance of secularism is not only the cowards way out, it is inherently evil.
Socialism detracts from the free will of you and your fellow man. Secularism leads to a society of depravity and causes life to be devalued.
Both of these systems are, in the end, bad for society as a whole, as they ultimately cause society to break down.
When human life is not highly valued you get such things as euthanasia, and when your freedom to better yourself is stolen from you and your fellow man, then you are simply alive to continue the existence of the state.
Over-bearing religion is also evil, as evidenced in the theocracies of the middle east, conversely, a society devoid of religion is also evil, and the ACLU appears to be on a mission to chase religion behind closed doors, much like the communists did in soviet russia.
At the heart of this issue is not the fact that a group attempting to teach abstinance is encouraging children to follow Christianity, but rather that the ACLU apparently sees this encouragement tantmount to encouraging someone to commit a crime, and I am forced to conclude that if the ACLU does indeed see this as a crime, or even appears to see this as a crime, then we have slipped further into the abyss than I had thought.
Further, tax dollars going to faith based groups is allowable by law and demanded by a society that insists on equality.
Once in this country it was shameful to become pregnant before marriage, and to have to go to the free clinic for a shot...promiscuity was frowned upon, at least for women, and divorce was a shameful situation that would cause the perpetrators, at the least, social discomfort, if not outright shunning by their friends.
The ACLU has, for many years, followed a course towards secularism and a socialist agenda, and this is, upon deeper inspection, one more example of it.
It is about time that we take our country back from this path of ultimate destruction.
Crossposted at Stop The ACLU
It is well over 100 days since John Kerry promised Russert he'd release his military records.
Watch him promise Russert on national television that he'll release his records. here at Trey's
To celebrate 100+ days of nada zero zilch on his promise, and further encourage him to do so, FAX HIM THE FORM!
Here's the link to the form
Here's a suggested cover letter:
100 days ago, on National television, you told Russert you'd sign your form 180. Senator Kerry, it is vital that the American public have as much information as possible about their elected representatives in the United States Senate. In various ways, you have rightly called upon President Bush to be fully accountable and to provide full disclosure. In the same spirit I believe it is incumbent upon you to make your total military record open to the American people.
Specifically, I formally request that you authorize the Department of the Navy to independently release your military records (through your execution of Standard Form 180 attached), complete and unaltered, including your military medical records. Further, I call upon you to correct the misconceptions your campaign sought to create as to your conduct while in Vietnam. Permit the American public the opportunity to assess your military performance upon the record.
I, along with many others, call upon you to provide a full, accurate accounting of your conduct in Vietnam.
The Boston Office Fax: (617) 248-3870
The Washington Office Fax: (202) 224-8525
We've formed a blogburst group and here are the bloggers who are contributing so far. If you want to join the blogroll for Kerry's 180, click here to email me, include the url for your blog. The blogburst is every Tuesday, so don't forget to blog about it. All you have to do is encourage people to send him his 180, I'll send you the code for the blogroll.
The more people we have, the merrier!
Here are the winners for the positions on the Board of The We Hate Kender Club
Director of Stupidity: Frenchie
Commissioner of Complaints: The Bastard
Prelate of Pissiness: Cranky Liberal
Major Cryer: Site Author
Whine Master: Pia
Kevin didn't stop in but the Cranky liberal did....twice...so that was one vote as each visit by a nominee equals one half of a vote for themsleves.
Site Author and Pia both stopped in, howeverm even after SA's willingness to step into the role of Whine Master the editorial board has decided that Pia whines much more, but then, it takes a mighty big wuss of a man to outwhine a woman like Pia.
SheaNC gets to hand out name tags at the Annual Convention, which will be held in a pay toilet in Berkeley CA....that is as close to france as the group can afford right now, but maybe next year.
I would like to thank all of our nominees for their continued stubborness in sticking to dead-end socialist policies and trying to deny our country the right to defense.
I already covered this here, but for the sake of catching up I will sum up.
A publically funded "art" project on public land has offensive language on it.
If ATHEISTS can be offended by a cross;
If PETA can be offended that I eat meat and train horses;
If "brown" people can be offended that I want to stop the CRIMINALS that sneak into our country by the millions everyday;
Then I can be offended that the words "It was better before THEY came" are ona piece of "art" at the Metrolink Station.
It gets better though, hence the reason I asked for a RaceCard. I have never had one to throw out there
In this story here at the San Gabriel Valley Tribune: SGVtribune are these quotes here:
"Mayor Manuel Lozano said he's received about 60 derogatory e- mails from residents outside Baldwin Park, which he believes were spurred by debate on KFI-AM radio.
"Personally, I think this is un- American,' Lozano said of the e-mails. "We should be working together. They're perpetuating racism."
One hint of trouble and the Race Card gets tossed into play without so much as a thought or any facts to back it up.
The article goes on to point out some outright flippant speech dismissing the group as a bunch of publicity hounds.
"I think it's an attempt to gain publicity for their political point-of-view,' said Councilman David Olivas. "The issue of the monument is a question of First Amendment rights and artistic integrity.'
I wish to point out that what this councilman David Olivas said was wrong, and I will be calling him in the morning.
This was not a publicity stunt. If we were aware of this monument earlier we would have protested it earlier.
If this is a first amendment issue then it is a first amendment issue in the same context that a cross on public land is a first amendment issue....someone has named it offensive so it should be taken down.
Those are the rules of the game now aren't they?
Or does that rule not count when the offended parties are not "of color"?
Stay with me here and I promise to get you caught up with the Crew in My Head.
Back in the 60's of course we had the free-lovin, STD spreadin' doobie-rollin' tab-droppin' unwashed masses of the hippies, protesting for an end to Viet Nam and the destruction of "The System".
Many of them grew up and joined that system, which is very funny when you think about it. There are slews of them on college campuses across the country teaching our kids about the world. Of course the world the old hippies see is not reality as correct thinking Americans know it. Perhaps things look different after so many joints and so many "trips"...I don't know.
But now there is a slowly growing group in this country that, much like the unwashed masses of the late 60's are also getting tired of the status quo, and they are deciding to get out and do something about it. Unlike the unwashed masses of the 60's this group is different in many ways.
First and foremost, we bathe.
Second is that we are not protesting "The Man" and "The System" but rather illegal immigration.
You have seen this movements beginnings in the Minute Man Project.
Here is how history is going to repeat itself, but this time for the better.
These protests will grow. As they grow the people in power, the very people that we elect, will either listen to us and enforce the laws of the land, or we will vote them out of office. Or we will raise the next generation of leaders, explaining to them as they grow up that they must change the system from the inside, much like the liberal hippies from the 60's have been trying to do for 30 some odd years.
And we will get things changed. We will stop, or at least strangle, illegal immigration. We will take back the schools in this country, and we will take back the government from the power brokers that sell us out to illegals and those that hire them everyday.
The hippies protested and quickly learned that the best way to change things was from the inside...and so they did just that. Of course many years of hippy inspired socialist policies has brought us down a bad road, but that too will change...in fact it has been changing ever since the GOP drew up the Contract With America and set out clear goals for the country to follow.
These protests will grow, and much like the hippies of yesteryear, we will find our voice in the streets and in the voting booth.
But, unlike the hippies, we haven't chosen a destructive un-American goal such as their utopian socialism.
We have chosen Freedom....and Freedom Will Triumph!!!!
I put in this phrase: "Republique Francaise"
And got this result:"99% evil, 1% good"
"United States of America"
gets you this result: ""1% evil, 99% good"
I didn't need a website to tell me that!!!
This is a little known issue "outside the beltway" as they say, and one I was unaware of until last night, but I feel that this needs some light shed on it.
The city of Washington was first incorporated in 1791 on the northern shore of the Potomac River near Georgetown, Maryland, and across the river from Alexandria, Virginia. The "Federal District," or the "District of Columbia" as it came to be called, consisted of pieces of land that were ceded by Maryland and Virginia to be used as the seat of the Federal Government.
Prior to the establishment of the District of Columbia in December 1800, residents of the newly founded city of Washington, and the existent cities of Georgetown and Alexandria, continued to vote for federal congressional representatives as citizens of either Maryland or Virginia.
As you can see what is now D.C. was once part of Maryland and Virginia.
When Congress arrived to take up residence in the new capital city in 1801, they passed the Organic Acts of 1801, which first disenfranchised the people living in the District of Columbia. The Act no longer permitted residents of the District of Columbia to continue to vote in the states from which the District had been created.
Now there is a reason why Congress took this action.
The Framers of the Constitution perceived that mischief could occur if the meeting place of the new federal government were in the control of, and subject to the vicissitudes of, local and/or state politics. So they provided in Article I, Section 8, that "The Congress shall have power – To exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever, over such district (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cessation of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the government of the United States...."
As one can see, our Founding Fathers were wise, and realized that a city government in control of laws of the Capital could create "mischief", so they wrote in a clause that gave the federal government control of the District that the Capital would be in, as at the time of the writing the new capital had not been chosen.
They are working on a solution however, and legislation is in the works regarding this problem right now.
"On May 3, 2005, Representative Tom Davis [R-Virginia] introduced The DC Fairness in Representation Act (H.R. 2043) in the U.S. House with 12 Republican and Democrat co-sponsors." Here is the source.
Personally I think that "retrocession" should be the order of the day, as the call for a new state seems rather extreme.
A personal objection I have is a flag with 51 stars. I know I know, it is a personal quirk of mine, but it is a quirk I really like, this penchant for certain things to be in even numbers, but it is still a personal objection.
One of the valid (I believe) arguments I do have against statehood for D.C. is a new influx of federal dollarrs goint to D.C. for schools, policing, healthcare and other typical federal expenditures to the states.
On one side of this argument is that D.C. does have a high crime rate, but it has been falling the last few years, however it is embarrassingly high for the Capital of The Greatest Nation on the planet. (My patriotism is showing isn't it?)
D.C. also needs a hospital it seems, and it is well known that their schools are among the worst in America.
However making D.C. a state would pump in federal dollars by the boatload for what amounts to a city of just over half a million people, and I foresee that an influx of cash like that would bring up the schools and increase the police force, thereby raising property values. People that own homes there would of course have cause for celebration, however since D.C. itself is mostly a lower income black urban population, the percentage of renters is high, and with increased property values rents rise, thereby forcing out many of todays residents, and the calls of racism that would arise from D.C. being a state that "chases out the black folk" would be deafening.
I see that leading to calls for new programs to help the poor "disenfranchised" residents of D.C. stay there simply to avoid the appearence of racism in this stupidly PC world.
Programs such as rent control, something I am against as it stinks of socialism and takes away the freedom of property owners to profit from their investments.
I believe that the course to follow here is to look way outside the box to innovative solutions, such as giving the residents of D.C. the right to vote for their representatives in government back through the states they historically belonged to while keeping the control of D.C. itself under the watchful eye of Congress. Thta has been suggested.
Some people believe that there is another possible solution to the disenfranchisement of District residents from having voting representation in the U.S. Congress. Congress could pass legislation that would give District of Columbia residents the right to vote in the elections for Maryland's two U.S. Senators and could combine DC's population with Maryland's for the purposes of apportioning U.S. House of Representative seats. Under this solution, DC would not be reunited (or retroceded) back to Maryland, but District residents would share congressional representatives with the state of Maryland. If DC residents were counted with Maryland residents in the U.S. Census taken every ten years, Maryland would likely gain an additional seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Maryland's congressional districts would then be drawn to include DC and its voters. Although Congress would retain exclusive legislative authority over the District, its residents would have full congressional voting representation in both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House as if they were residents of Maryland.
Why this is not being discussed more is beyond me, except to say that the documentary I saw seems to bring up race a lot and outright says that America doesn't seem to be ready for a "minority state". It also brings up territories such as Puerto Rico and America Samoa as examples of that.
Of course the arguments fly aout D.C. becoming a state and having their two senators may lead to major cities vying for the same thing, and proponents of D.C.s statehood remind us that other US cities do have representation in the federal government, however I could see, for example, San Francisco demanding statehood rights under the very valid argument that most of the rest of California considers them a bunch of far left socialist environmental wackos. However since states do control their own borders and territory,
"See Article IV, Section 3, "...nor shall any State be formed by the junction of two or more States, or parts of States. without the consent of the legislatures of the States concerned, as well as of the Congress."
I really don't see that happening no matter how much S.F. may wish it were the idea to occur to them, if it hasn't already that is.
This is an issue that needs more light shed on it, as right now the residents of D.C. are indeed being taxed without respresentation.
This is one of the major sticking points that led to our Revolution, and the fact that it continues is simply not right.
For more indepth analysis go here.
Crossposted at The Wide Awakes
less than six hours in and whynot jumps to a huge lead. I won't say who I am betting on but man did anyone NOT see this coming?
I forgot to mention that nominees can lobby their stances in the comments sections, as some have been doing.
The rarely discussed and very secret editorial board of Kenders' Musings (note the placement of the apostrophe) is now taking nominations for the rest of the board of the "We Hate Kender Club".
The President has been appointed already and it is "Kenders Truth Pill".
Since most of these people won't step up to the plate and just admit how they feel I have taken the same liberty that drill instructors take and volunteered them for the list.
Open offices; V.P., Director of Stupidity, Commissioner of Complaints, Prelate of Pissiness, Major Cryer and Whine Master.
Up for consideration are: (in random order)
Feel free to add to the list. Nominations close in three days. The top six in the polls will be appointed to the posts. Three will get seats on the board and the loser will be relegated to handing out nametags at the convention.
Don't forget to name the post you are nominating your choice for in your comment.
In the event of a tie we will use a secret system to decide the winner.
Vote Early, Vote often....just like an illegal alien.
It seems they are against the Real ID Act and they claim it is because of this:
The ACLU of Arizona expects some of that information to be checked over the internet, and the group is worried the process will give hackers one more way to steal identities.
The reason they are against the Real ID Act is because it would make it that much harder for illegal aliens to acquire "Valid Photo ID", therby making it harder for them to attain assistance from our great socialist programs. The ACLU believes that once someone is within our borders, regardless of HOW they got here, that they are entitled to everything a Citizen of the U.S of A. is entitled to under law.
This is simply not true.
Now before you guys go whining that I have no source to show that the ACLU believes those things about illegals being protected under the Law and Entitled to Services I must remind you that our Staunch Allies and Defenders that float at the edges of our comments section will gladly show you that I am, indeed correct, so complain at your own risk.
One more thing.
Just a quick thought here, if this is the reason they are against it then why aren't they against online banking, such as the transferring of money out of the country by illegals......like I said, just a thought.
Cross Posted at Stop the ACLU
******ON THE SHOW*******
Tonight we will be covering whatever comes up in the next few hours that catches my fancy...fridays is open discussion...
And about those T-Shirts?
It COULD happen!!!
It is about damned time that someone put out there what the public needs to hear....some liberal thinking that isn't full of hatred and bile and devoid of ideas.
Before you get me wrong let me say that I found a couple of ideas over at adrianas little liberal lovefest.
Walter Cronkite has an idea about the party actually getting together and figuring what the hell they stand for.
Quincy Jones actually mentions *gasp* GOD and Andy Stern actually asks a question and which I believe the answer to be a resounding NO!!!!
Apparently he agrees with me...or I with him...doesn't matter...the answer is still no.
Danielle Crittenden whiles away her time daydreaming about a good relationship between hollywood and D.C.
Yeah...that'll happen while a Republican is in office and hollywood continues to drag us down an ever darkening road.
And Bill Maher, ever the funny guy, has a bit in there that leads me to wonder if we could use mikey the moore-on for this and finally make some use of the guy. Actually I shouldn't say that. I believe that he personally did more to get W re-elected than most.
Finally the "terms" page, which makes it sound like a team of rabid lawyers may be sent after you for daring to even copy some of it, with the exception of "one print copy that is limited to occasional articles of personal interest only".
As funny as this site is though, I kinda' like this one better.
I just received an email from them that reads in part:
For those who haven't heard, there is a monument in Baldwin Park that was erected with taxpayer dollars and on public land that is extremely offensive and seditious. It reads:
"This land was Mexican once,
was Indian always
and will be again."
It also reads:
"It was better before they came"
To see the pictures, go to Saveourstate.org
There is also a protest about this.
Baldwin Park Commuter Rail Station
3875 Downing Ave
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
Saturday, May 14th
Noon - 2 PM
Now if whi...excuse me, cauca.....no, bugger that, if white folks put up a monument that was as blatantly racist as this one we would be damn near stoned to death.
This is BS folks, and only one of the many reasons I am with Save Our State dot ORG.
To see the monument on terra, server go here
If this pisses you off call these people and vent:
Contact Baldwin Park City Officials:
Mayor: Manuel Lozano
Council Member: Bill Van Cleave
Council Member: Marlen Garcia
Mayor Pro Tem: Ricardo Pacheco
Council Member: David Olivas
As for me I am going to be there. But before that happens I am going to bitch about it some more.
Driving home from the show and feeling bad about being way too busy to post this weekend had me thinking of putting all of the bloggers that I consider to be members of the "We Hate Kender Club" in one post, (sans links of course), but then I wandered in and found instead a link in my comments section from "Kenders Truth Pill".
I am rolling in my chair laughing my ass off.
Let me give you my theory. AyngelK left a comment that made it sound as if she has heard about me from a source that knows me personally, mentioning that she is in Bill Gates backyard, so to speak, which led me to believe that she must know my friend(?) in WA. who knows me personally.
I offered to take her arguments up on the show but like a typical liberal whiner she didn't call.
S'alright tho'. I don't need her to call.
And Kenders Truth Pill won't call either, because I smacked her down on the phone one night after the show, telling her EXACTLY why the left is in such dire straights, why they are un-American and dangerous, and also why she needed to get the hell over it all and get on with making something of herself.
I have other friends that have been through much worse KTP, and have made a better life for themselves through hard work, drive, ambition and a desire to help their fellow man.
Perhaps it is something in the air in the northwest U.S that causes the mental disorder called "Liberalism" to spread. Perhaps it is in the air coming off of the ocean, after all the coasts are "blue", and with few exceptions the farther away one is from the coast the more "Red" one seems inclined to be.
Either way, KTP is now, instantly, the President of the "We Hate Kender Club", a group of people that seem to be my most ardent followers.
So here is a quick clarification of KTPs comments. Yes, I have been on SSI...but after my transplant it went away, and I am once again out in the workforce, practicing what I preach and pulling myself up with my own bootstraps.
Am I whining?
Are things a bit tight financially for me personally at the moment?
Am I worried?
Because I believe in me. I know what I can do. I know what needs to be done, and I am doing it. I refuse to sit around and whine. I could go to school, probably with all those grants and such, and I have no doubt that if I chose to do so and applied myself that I would shine. But I choose not to do that.
Instead I am working 16 hour days, holding together my life with the aid of caffeine, nicotine and insanity.
Now onto KTP....honey, I now life is hard for ya', been there, done that, doing it again. But realize that really the government has a lot of programs already in place, and if you want to take advantage of them you must find them, and in some cases earn them. Might I suggest the lottery. That sounds like it is much more your speed. A buck here, a buck there, and maybe you will get lucky and hit it, going broke in two to three years like so many lottery winnners because they too lack the necessary discipline and skills for handling money.
We both know a certain girl that has taken advantage of several programs over the last five years, a lot of those she had to find herself, and she buckled down and did the work, starting at community college and applying herself to the task at hand.
She is now in a prestigious school, on a major scholarship, heading towrds a degree in her chosen field and in fact has won some scholastic thing where she is being sent to Japan for three months to study there also. She did all of this while dealing with a child and a husband who is also going to school, and he is also on track to do what he wants to do with his life.
For them the programs worked perfectly, because they took nothing for granted and worked hard to get where they are now and they continue to work hard to get where they are going.
I would apologize for pissing off your new little liberal, tree-hugging, whiny, close-minded friend but I am not sorry one bit about pissing her (he? It?) off. Thanks for saying such nice things about me though.
O.K.....you go get some rest now...I am sure you have other things to whine about in the morning.
Go To Jays....linked in the title...screw the ACLU...they suck.....socialists suck.....oh, and farnce sucks too, just thought I would toss that in there!!!!
His comment included his question of how much heart does a conservative have, based on Churchills quote, which goes something like "If you are not a liberal at 20, you have no heart, and if you are not a conservative at 40 you have no brain".
Much like an earlier post about what, in my experience, the right believes, I will put forth what my heart tells me the heart of a conservative holds true.
A Conservative Heart is Steadfast in the face of tragedy, and holds to reason for guiding actions, and refuses to jump into solutions without thought. This does not mean the Conservative Heart has no emotion, for in reality the conservative heart realizes that emotionally driven decisions make for bad decisions, therefore logic and common sense are placed above emotion when it comes to staying the course.
The Conservative Heart is Realistic and realizes that life isn't fair, and attempting to legislate fairness into life is much like asking the sun not to rise.
The Conservative Heart is Charitable. The Conservative Heart also realizes that Charity only comes through the heart, and anything else is either self-serving, ego feeding narcissism or theft.
The Conservative Heart is Forgiving. However the Conservative Heart also refuses to be made a fool of so it adheres to the old saw of "Fool Me Once, Shame On You, Fool Me Twice Shame On Me."
The Conservative Heart is Loyal, but will not hesitate to point out when it is confronted by a wrong, even, sometimes, at the risk of friendship.
The Conservative Heart is Bold. It has no qualms about walking the walk, realizing that only through action does the truth of ones heart show through, and that a lot of times, words are merely that....words.
The Conservative Heart is Honest, and will strive to walk the path of Truth everytime a choice is presented.
The Conservative Heart is Faithful. It realizes that sometimes that path of Truth is the hardest by far to travel, and by all appearences more may be lost by taking the road less travelled, but in the end Faith is rewarded, and only a True Heart shall reap those rewards.
So we have:
I am sure I will have more.
Do you have any to add?