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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Saturday, January 19, 2008

WorldNetDaily: Pardoned terrorists planning suicide attacks

Gunmen granted amnesty by Israeli leader plotting wave of violence
By Aaron Klein

JERUSALEM – The Israeli army has specific information that members of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah organization granted amnesty this summer by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert are planning suicide bombings inside Israel...........

18-Year-Old Charged With Raping Child

LA VERGNE, Tenn. - He told police it was consensual sex, but the alleged victim, who is also Salvadoran, disagreed.

Incidentally, he was deported out of Rio Grande, Texas, nearly two years ago.

Border Patrol agent killed by 'smugglers'

Officer run down while laying spike strips to stop 2 vehicles fleeing toward Mexico

A U.S. Border Patrol agent is dead in California after being struck by one of two vehicles fleeing toward the U.S.-Mexico border during a pursuit by law enforcement today. The officer, whose name........ CONTINUE READING STORY HERE.

It is out of frustration I say with tongue-in-cheek: "Maybe we out to invade and talke over Mexico."

Judicial Watch Releases Records Re: Hillary’s Health Care Reform Plan

Internal Memos Detail Creation of Government “Interest Group Database” to Collect Personal Data on Health Care Debate Activists

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released records obtained from the Clinton Presidential Library related to the National Taskforce on Health Care Reform, a “cabinet-level” task force chaired by former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton during the Clinton administration. Specifically, these documents come from the White House Health Care Interdepartmental Working Group.

Among the highlights of the documents released by Judicial Watch:



“[T]here is a growing gap between the rich and the poor. If we were all rich, that would be very nice. If we were all poor, it would be too bad, but we would be the same.”—former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

“Environmentalists often talk as if they are trying to save the last few patches of greeney from being paved over, when in fact 90 percent of the land in the United States is undeveloped and forests alone cover more area than all the cities and towns in the country combined.” —Thomas Sowell

“The [media] will always tell you... who is a conservative and who isn’t by virtue of who they try to destroy and by virtue of who they try to prop up. And right now they’re trying to prop up McCain... [and] Huckabee.”
—Rush Limbaugh

“A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.” —J.P. Morgan

Hugh Hewitt: ANWR Drills McCain: Yet Another Slam By McCain On The GOP's Base
John McCain is running as an anti-conservative. As a result he has failed in the first four contests to win even a plurality of Republican votes cast, and now the primaries enter the contests where only Republicans can vote.

Rich Lowry: The Huck Hoax
Huckabee's appeal so far has been limited exclusively to evangelicals, yet the press has taken him seriously as a new populist force in the Republican Party who could at any moment "break out" to appeal to lower-income voters.

Michael Reagan: Environmental Terrorism and the Price of Oil
Make no mistake about it, you are paying exorbitant prices at the gas pump solely because the environmental terrorists and their Democrat allies in Congress have all but shut down our domestic oil production while refusing to allow the exploration and creation of new sources of this resource so vital to our economic health.

David Limbaugh: Answering Fred's Call
The main reason the conventional wisdom is being shattered in the primaries is that conservative voters, so far, have not been persuaded there is an electable, reliable conservative in the race.

Thomas Sowell: Primary Dilemmas
The stakes are too high to do anything other than select the best person available, even if none of the candidates seems ideal.

Turnaround in US Combat Casualties Began in June, Analysis Shows
As has been widely reported, U.S. combat-related casualties in Iraq in 2007 were greater than in 2006, but they peaked in May 2007, just before the troop surge was completed and began a decline in June that continued through the end of the year...



As American banks go hat in hand to foreign financial institutions and governments, begging for capital to help them get out of the mess into which their subprime loans have landed them, the question arises as to whether the United States should permit nations like China, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the banks they control to acquire part ownership of our leading banks.

The presidential candidates discussed this issue in their Nevada debate and Hillary was asked about it in an interview with Neil Cavuto on the FOX Business Network yesterday. She replied that she would not "stand in the way" of such investments, but said that they needed to be vetted and called for more disclosure and "transparency."

The fact is that Hillary Clinton is totally unable to be objective on this key question of our national financial sovereignty because...... Continue.

Clinton, Romney win Nevada

Friday, January 18, 2008

Latest Poll Results

Poll: Bullshit Is Most Important Issue For 2008 Voters

Israelis stop humanitarian aid truck filled with missile chemicals

TEL AVIV — Israel blocked an attempt to smuggle key components for Palestinian missile production in the Gaza Strip.

Officials said the Israel Airports Authority detected and stopped a truck from delivering chemicals used for the manufacture of missile warheads and other explosives. They said the truck, certified to transport humanitanian aid to Palestinians, was headed for the Gaza Strip.

Full story.

Plane crash reveals Egypt's uranium search

CAIRO — On Jan. 15, two pilots were killed when a plane belonging to the Nuclear Materials Authority crashed. The King Air-90 turboprop aircraft crashed in Port Said at the northern entrance of the Suez Canal.

Egypt has never reported an effort to search for uranium.

Egypt has been searching for uranium as part of its emerging nuclear program.

Read on.

Israelis kill key terror operative; Gaza groups fire more missiles into Israel

World Tribune

The Man Finally Comes Around

Fred on the Bus
By Erick Erickson
Human Events

Traveling through snowy South Carolina with Fred Thompson, I’m struck by the sense that finally, the man has arrived. The candidate so many conservatives were excited by early in 2007 is finally walking the land.

The Fred Thompson in South Carolina this week is the one America saw knock into Mike Huckabee as a pro-life liberal with “blame America first” beliefs whose economic policies would destroy the economy. And the crowds love it.

Though barely mentioned in the national media, Senator Fred Thompson has been on......

Read more.

Sensitive Urban Areas: Has France Become a Narco State?

From the desk of Paul Belien
The Brussels Journal

Last November, 15-year old Mouhsin and 16-year old Lakamy were killed in Villiers-le-Bel, an immigrant suburb of Paris. The boys, joyriding on a stolen motorbike. collided at high speed with a police vehicle which happened to be passing in a neighborhood where the police normally do not venture.

Though Moushin and Lakamy were French-born and of French nationality, their families had them buried in Morocco and Senegal – the countries of their ethnic origin. The self-imposed segregation extends even beyond death. Muslims, who claim that France does not have enough separate Islamic cemeteries, do not want to be buried near Christians or Jews.

The death of the two boys led to three nights of heavy rioting in which gangs of criminals – invariably described in the media as “French youths” – burned down dozens of public buildings and tried to kill two police officers in retaliation.

For the first time the French police were confronted with.....

Full article.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Balloonist

A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97
minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.

She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Republican."

"I am," replied the man. "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me."

The man smiled and responded, "You must be a Democrat."

"Well, yes I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"

"Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are or where you're going. You've risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but, somehow, now it's my fault."

Uncle Jay Discusses Congress

John Stossel: Hating Free Enterprise
Markets provide miracles that we take for granted. Clean, well-lighted supermarkets sell 30,000 products. Starvation has largely vanished from countries where private property and economic freedom are permitted.

Up is down, black is white, privacy is not private .....

.... and now...... public is private

What a world we live in these days.

You don't hear that much about Iraq these days. Do you suppose it's because:

Iraq Casualties in December Down 80 Percent From Year Ago

Combat-related U.S. casualties in Iraq were 82.9 percent less in December 2007 than they were in December 2006, according to an exclusive Cybercast News Service analysis of Defense Department data...

Jon Sanders: The Nanny-Stater Challenge: Not Just for Democrats Anymore
When Reagan said in his First Inaugural Address, "Government isn't the solution to our problem; government is the problem," he believed it to his deepest core.

Ann Coulter: The Elephant In The Room
One clue that Romney is our strongest candidate is the fact that Democrats keep viciously attacking him while expressing their deep respect for Mike Huckabee and John McCain.

Really? NO surprises????

Robert D. Novak: Vetting Obama
With Barack Obama nipping at her heels in Iowa, Hillary Clinton went on the state's public television Dec. 14 to say: "I've been vetted. ... There are no surprises."

Really? Then why all the secrecy? Let's have a look at all your sealed documents, Hillary.

Victor Davis Hanson: The Use and Abuse of Reagan
It is no wonder that conservative leaders - especially the current crop of Republican presidential hopefuls - now constantly evoke Ronald Reagan?s successful presidency.

The Link Between Freedom and Prosperity

By Rebecca Hagelin:

If there's one thing the American experiment proves, it's the power of freedom to transform lives. If you let people control their own destinies, there's no limit to what they can achieve.
Full article.

The Pentagon Mantra: PC Trumps Security?

By Diana West:

The year is 1942. The place, the Pentagon. A Berlin-born aide to the U.S. deputy secretary of Defense has learned that a military intelligence officer has read Hitler's "Mein Kampf."
Full article.

Report: Chinese ships confronted Kitty Hawk

Kyodo News Service

TAIPEI — A Chinese attack submarine and destroyer shadowed U.S. warships in November in the Taiwan Strait, sparking a 28-hour standoff that brought the group to a battle-ready halt in the tense waters, a report in a Taiwan daily said Tuesday.

The confrontation occurred as the Navy aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk and other ships in its battle group were heading back to Japan following China’s sudden cancellation of a long-scheduled holiday port call in Hong Kong, the China Times said, citing U.S. military sources.

Full story.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

One Person, One Vote?

Not in the Texas Legislature.

Campaigning To Bust the Budget

One thing the parties have in common.
By Steve Chapman

Media Nearly Unanimous: ‘Recession’ Inevitable

From: The Balance Sheet

Did you know two prominent surveys of economists put the chances of recession in ’08 at about 40 percent? That means almost a 60-percent chance of not having one. But the networks can’t seem to find any of those economists to interview, calling recession “looming” practically every day on the news.

Read the full commentary.

Fair Tax or Flat Tax?

Business & Media Institute present these two commentaries:

The Attempted Assassination of the FairTax
By Herman Cain

Tax Reformers, Unite! Flat Tax More Feasible
By Daniel J. Mitchell

It's Pick On Hillary Day


U.S., Iraq headed for 'long-term strategic' alliance

WASHINGTON -- Iraq and the United States are mapping out bilateral ties stemming from their defense relationship. "We are transitioning from crisis mode, from dealing with day-to-day battlefield decisions, to a long-term strategic relationship." Defense Department spokesman Geoff Morrell said.

U.S. intel alerted to threat of 'Forest Fire Jihad'

U.S. intel alerted to threat of 'Forest Fire Jihad' U.S. officials monitoring terrorist web sites have discovered a call for using forest fires as weapons against “crusader” nations, in what may explain some recent wildfires in places like southern California and Greece.

Read more at World Tribune:
U.S. intel alerted to threat of 'Forest Fire Jihad'

Candidates abandoning small-government ideology

"For most of the past year, almost every Republican presidential contender tried to present himself as the real Reagan conservative, without questioning whether Ronald Reagan's antigovernment message was applicable in 2008."

Of course Reganism is still applicable today. Reganism is really just pure conservatism. And conservatism is a philosophy - just like liberalism, socialism, fascism, and communism.

Good grief, get a clue. Right now, conservatism does not have someone driving the bus. But that does not mean it's dead. It might have a flat tire, but it's not dead.

For example, take a look at Russia, everyone said the Cold War was over and assumed that it meant that communism was dead in Russia. They were on their way to democracy and capitalism and freedom and everyone lived happily after. Talk about fairy tales.

The communists did not magically disappear along with their philosophy. They took a little detour, maybe "went underground" for awhile.

Then: Hello Putin.

No matter what philosophy you subscribe to and have in place, it will be under attack from those who want to change it to their way of thinking. It is endless battle.

Don't expect some kind of utopia anytime soon.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Taliban Plan to Attack Kabul Restaurants

The Taliban said Tuesday that its suicide bombers would attack restaurants where Westerners eat in Kabul, an ominous new threat that forced American and European workers to restrict...


Disgraced & Disbarred Prosecutor, Nifong, Files Bankruptcy

No fair !!!! 200,000 Jailed Immigrants to Be Deported This Year

U.S. to Speed Deportation of Criminals in Jail
New York Times

Amnesty International speaks out: This time it's not against America

Iran Urged to Stop Stoning People to Death
– Human rights activists are demanding that Iran abolish its practice of stoning people to death. A new report, published Monday, comes as nine Iranian women and two Iranian men are now awaiting that “cruel and unusual” fate, Amnesty International said...

Hey ... I have a novel idea: Let's blame America

Womens’ Deaths Spark New Debate About ‘Honor’ Killings
- The recent “honor killings” of three teenage girls in this country and Canada have prompted some Islamic scholars and activists to argue that there is no “honor” in murder -- and to label the crimes as such is just another attempt by Americans and others to vilify Islam...

Design Flaw Blamed in Bridge Collapse
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal investigators have identified a design flaw as the cause of last year's Interstate 35W Minneapolis bridge collapse that killed 13 people, a congressional official said Tuesday.......

Saudi pledge follows Bush call for oil price action
US President George W. Bush urged oil producers on Tuesday to take action over near record-high prices, prompting his Saudi hosts to vow to increase output when justified by the market........

N.Y. oil slips to $91 level per barrel in early deals+
NEW YORK, Jan. 15 (AP) - (Kyodo)—Oil prices dropped by more than $2 a barrel on Tuesday morning in New York amid strong recession fears......


“Right now, half the states have decided that some kind of ID should be required to vote. It makes sense for the Supreme Court to allow federalism to work its will state-by-state. In 2006, the court unanimously overturned a Ninth Circuit ruling that had blocked an Arizona voter ID law. In doing so, the court noted that anyone without an ID is by federal law always allowed to cast a provisional ballot that can be verified later. The court also noted that fraud ‘drives honest citizens out of the democratic process and breeds distrust of our government. Voters who fear their legitimate votes will be outweighed by fraudulent ones will feel disenfranchised.’ So the high court itself has already defined the nub of the case it is hearing [now]. On one side are those who claim photo IDs will block some voters from casting ballots, but offer scant evidence. On the other side are those who believe photo ID laws can act as a deterrent to irregularities the public increasingly views as undermining election integrity. Given the obvious political nature of the argument, here’s hoping a clear Supreme Court majority reprises its 2006 finding and holds that such questions are best resolved by the elected branches of government and not by unaccountable courts.” —John Fund

A Blur?

Ablur, I did not know you were in New Hampshire.

The Coming Crisis of Big Government

Conservatives may be surprised to hear that for over 50 years they have been successful in stopping the growth of big government. Going all the way to the early 1950s Federal spending has hovered in a fairly narrow band around 20% of GDP.

But even that limited success is soon to be swamped by reality. For the Federal Government’s long-term projections show a radical change over the next 40 years, with Federal.......

Read more of The Coming Crisis of Big Government by Paul Weyrich.

Political Contortions

David Limbaugh: Hillary's Pro-Active Political Jiu-Jitsu
Hillary is playing with fire on the race issue. What ground she gained by playing the gender card while denying it, she might lose by playing the race card while denying it.


Dennis Prager:
New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, in explaining his state's abolition of the death penalty, announced that he knew "from my heart and from my soul" that no murderer should be put to death.
Go here to read Gov. Corzine and I May Have Different Hearts.


Is there too much government meddling on how we need to raise our children? Does it really "take a village" to raise a child?

My answers are "yes" and "no" - in that order.

Phyllis Schlafly says "there seem to be many busybodies who believe that "the village," i.e., government functionaries, should make major decisions about the upbringing of children, including what they are taught and how they are medicated."

Go read her column Universal Child Care Poses Threat to Parental Rights.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Duncan Hunter Says He’s in the Race ‘For the Long Haul’

Iran’s Ayatollah: West Abuses Women, Islam Honors Them
– Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who rules over a nation where men are allowed to have four permanent wives and as many “temporary” wives as they like, declared in a recent lecture to Iranian students that Iran honors women, while the West abuses them...

REAL ID Implementation Delayed

Michigan Crowd Boos McCain on Illegal Immigration

SCHOOL: 1967 VS 2007

Scenario: Jack goes quail hunting before school, pulls into
school parking lot with shotgun in gun rack.

1967 - Vice principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes
to his car and gets his own shotgun to show Jack.

2007 - School goes into lockdown, the FBI is called, Jack is
hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again.
Counselors are called in to assist traumatized students and teachers.


Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school.

1967 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands
and end up buddies.

2007 - Police are called, SWAT team arrives and arrests Johnny and Mark.
They are charged with assault and both are expelled even though Johnny
started it.


Scenario: Jeffrey won't sit still in class, disrupts other students.

1967 - Jeffrey is sent to the principal's office and given a good
paddling. Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.

2007 - Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie.
Tested for ADD. School gets extra state funding because Jeffrey has a


Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad
gives him a whipping with his belt.

1967 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to
college, and becomes a successful businessman.

2007 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy is removed
to foster care and joins a gang. State psychologist tells Billy's
sister that she remembers being abused herself and their
dad goes to prison. Billy's mom has an affair with the psychologist.


Scenario: Mark gets a headache and takes some Aspirin to school.
1967 - Mark shares Aspirin with the school principal out on the smoking

2007 - Police are called and Mark is expelled from School for
drug violations. His car is searched for drugs and weapons.


Scenario: Pedro fails high-school English.

1967 - Pedro goes to summer school,
passes English, goes to college.

2007 - Pedro's cause is taken up by local human rights group.
Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that making
English a requirement for graduation is racist. Civil Liberties
Association files class action lawsuit against state school system
and Pedro's English teacher. English is banned from core curriculum.
Pedro is given his diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns
for a living because he cannot speak English.


Scenario: Johnny takes apart leftover Independence Day
firecrackers, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle and
blows up an anthill.

1967 - Ants die.

2007 - Homeland Security and the FBI are called and Johnny
is charged with domestic terrorism. Teams investigate parents,
siblings are removed from the home, computers are confiscated,
and Johnny's dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed
to fly again.


Scenario: Johnny falls during recess and scrapes his knee.
His teacher, Mary, finds him crying, and gives him a hug
to comfort him.

1967 - Johnny soon feels better and goes back to playing.

2007 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses
her job. She faces three years in federal prison. Johnny undergoes five
years of therapy.

U.S. says 60 killed in offensive against al Qaeda in Iraq


Eye-witness to U.S. shooting comes forward in Sudan

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A man who witnessed the murder of a U.S. aid official and his driver in Khartoum has contacted police investigators, Sudan's justice minister said on Monday.

McCain vs. Romney

According to the most recent Zogby poll, McCain holds a slim lead on Mitt Romney in Michigan.

China says military buildup does not threaten U.S.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China defended its growing military prowess on Monday, saying it did not threaten the United States, and again urged Washington not to sell weapons to Taiwan.

China says product safety push a complete success
BEIJING (Reuters) - China declared on Monday that its four-month campaign to ensure food and product safety had been a total success, with all goals being met months before Beijing hosts the Olympics and 600 companies banned from exporting toys.

Afghan Peace Convoy tries to coax Taliban rebels
KABUL (Reuters) - In a new effort to end the growing Taliban insurgency, a council of Afghan political and tribal leaders hopes to hold talks with elements of the Islamic group aimed at including them in the government.



John McCain is starting to look like the candidate to beat for the GOP nomination. Not long ago, he was dismissed, unable to compete with Rudy Giuliani's star power. But with New Hampshire, the tortoise has overtaken the hare.

If McCain wins Michigan on Tuesday (as he did in 2000), Rudy may find himself so far behind before he starts to run that he can never catch up. Read the rest here.

The Luxury of Political Fatigue

By Albert Mohler

"Americans are showing signs of political fatigue already--and we are in the earliest stages of voting in this presidential cycle. Some of this is understandable. After all, the campaigning has already gone on for over a year; the earliest start in American political history.

But we had better rethink the luxury of being tired of all this. Just think of what is going on in Pakistan, where Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in the midst of a political campaign. Pakistan, after all, has never had a constitutional change in presidential leadership in its 60-year history--not even once. Or think of Kenya, where dissatisfaction with election results has led to massacres. So much of the world looks to the American political process with a sense of admiration and longing.

Americans are not just observers in the dance of democracy--we are all participants. Let's take this responsibility with due seriousness, and with thankfulness for the stability of this great democracy."

New York Times ‘Killer Vet’ Story Exposed

New York Times ‘Killer Vet’ Story Exposed as Erroneous by Pro-Troop Group

SACRAMENTO- Move America Forward (website: www.MoveAmericaForward.org), the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization, today announced that after vetting the numbers cited by The New York Times in their Sunday, January 13, 2008 story, “Across America, Deadly Echoes of Foreign Battles,” it became clear that the Times had engaged in demonstrably erroneous and false reporting.

Read it here.

Sunday, January 13, 2008



I received an e-mail from Move America Forward informing me of an article appearing in Human Events.

Move America Forward describes itself as "a non-partisan, not-for-profit charitable organization committed to supporting America’s efforts to defeat terrorism and supporting the brave men and women of our Armed Forces."

Vice Chairman of this organization is Lieutenant Colonel Robert "Buzz" Patterson, United States Air Force (Retired). As many of you know, Colonel Patterson was responsible for the 'Nuclear Football" from 1996 to 1998 for President Clinton which accompanies the president at all times. He is also author of two New York Times best sellers.

Contributions to Move America Forward are tax deductible. To contribute, go here.

Now, I would like to take this time and steer you to this article which is written by Catherine Moy.

It is a heart warming story from Iraq during Christmas time. It is a great first hand account of what members of Move America Forward saw upon their arrival.

Now go read this:
Iraq's Progress, Safety and Blessing