May 2009 Archives
...and I use those last two words loosely. Charles Rangel used the event honoring a slain police officer to make a couple of sick jokes:
There's nothing like a tragic police shooting to bring a tasteless guffaw out of Representative Charlie Rangel.
Speaking yesterday at a rally in honor of slain cop Omar Edwards - gunned down by a fellow cop in a case of mistaken identity - the embattled congressman outrageously quipped that President Obama, in town for a date with First Lady Michelle, should watch his back walking around the Big Apple because he is black.
"Make certain he doesn't run around East Harlem unidentified," the controversial lawmaker snarked.
"If [he] did not have the Secret Service . . . around him, [city cops] wouldn't know if he was president of the United States."
It is truly amazing and dismaying the slugs we as a people have representing us in positions of honor.
JASmius adds: Positions of honor? I thought we were talking about Congress....
The evidence is clear that our Founding Fathers built our nation on biblical principles.
In fact, I've written a book about it that I would like to send you.
I'll tell you more about that in a minute...
But first, I need you to SELECT HERE if you agree that we need to bring the morals of our Founding Fathers back to government.
I think you know where I stand.
Like President John Adams, I believe that "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
But Obama radicals are willfully ignoring the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of religion.
For instance, far-left judges are ordering the Ten Commandments out of courthouses.
A legal battle to remove "In God We Trust" from U.S. currency is underway in the courts.
And Obama's administration is reversing the "Conscience Rule" to protect doctors and nurses who refuse to perform abortions due to religious reasons.
That's not what our Founding Fathers intended by separation of church and state.
But don't take just my word for it.
The evidence that our Founding Fathers built America on Judeo-Christian principles is written on nearly every building, memorial and monument in our Nation's Capital.
In my search for proof, I found biblical scripture engraved on some of the most important buildings in Washington, D.C.
For example, did you know that:
- "The heavens declare the glory of God" (Psalm 19:1) is engraved on a wall of the Library of Congress.
- A sculpture of Moses with the Ten Commandments appears over the east portico of the Supreme Court.
- "Holiness to the Lord" is engraved into a tribute block of the Washington Monument.
- And a heartfelt prayer from President John Adams is carved into the stone fireplace in the White House State Dining Room: "I pray to heaven to bestow the best of blessings on this house and all that hereafter inhabit it."
Tourists visiting Washington, D.C. see them every day.
Yet Barack Obama lives in the White House... and pretends they aren't there.
In fact, buried inside Obama's trillion-dollar stimulus package is anti-Christian legislation that will stop churches from using public schools for meeting on Sundays, as well as Boy Scouts and student Bible study groups.
Perhaps someone should remind Barack Obama that members of Congress used to hold church services -- right in the U.S. Capitol building!
My friend, that someone is you and me.
Americans of faith need to know what's at stake.
That's why I founded "Renewing American Leadership" -- and why I need you to SELECT HERE if you agree that we need to bring the morals of our Founding Fathers back to government.
Since I left Congress, I've been working to bring moral leadership back to our nation.
One way is through my new organization, Renewing American Leadership. By working with pastors across the nation, ReAL is training a new generation of leaders who will bring Christian values with them to Congress.
Our Founding Fathers lived by those same values -- in fact, they prayed openly for our nation and even declared national days of prayer and fasting.
If you believe our nation could use more biblical values in our government, then I hope you will SELECT HERE to make your very best gift of $35, $50, $100, or even $500 to Renewing American Leadership today.
Your gift is tax-deductible. And in appreciation of your contribution of $35 or more, I will send you a copy of the book I mentioned earlier, Rediscovering God in America.
I wrote Rediscovering God in America to prove that our Founding Fathers clearly built this nation on Judeo-Christian values. Now you and I must tell millions of Americans that the proof is engraved in stone all over our Nation's Capital!
My friend, these are dangerous times for our nation and I'm counting on Americans of faith -- like you –- to support Renewing American Leadership.
If you disagree with Barack Obama's claim that "we are no longer a Christian nation," then please accept my invitation and SELECT HERE to make your tax-deductible donation of at least $35 to Renewing American Leadership today... and receive YOUR copy of Rediscovering God in America.
Our Founding Fathers weren't ashamed to declare their faith in public -- and we shouldn't be either!
"First President in US History to Have Voted to Filibuster a Supreme Court Nominee Now Hopes for Clean Process."
Well, given the tepid Republican response to most of your crazyness so far, I'd say you're in pretty good shape there, Comrade.
JASmius adds: I'm sorry to have to say this, but expecting Republicans to mount a filibuster against Judge Sotomayor would be roaring hypocrisy as well. Even the Dems didn't go that far against Chief Justice Roberts or Justice Alito, not out of any respect for the Constitution but because it would have been a political liability for them.
It's academic in any case. Republicans don't have it in them to try and filibuster a judicial nomination under any circumstances, and even if they did, with Al Franken cheating his way to victory in Minnesota and Snarlin' Arlen Specter having jumped, the Dems have a filibuster-proof Senate majority now anyway.
It's as I said yesterday on Hard Starboard Radio: Sonja Sotomayor is a sexist, a racist, a Marxist, and a judicial supremacist. She belongs atop Olympus the way Rosie O'Donnell belongs on the centerfold of Maxim magazine. But if we want to keep sexists, racists, Marxists, and judicial supremacists off the federal bench, we've got to stop electing them to Congress and the White House. Otherwise we'll keep reaping what we sew.
Furor Grows Over Partisan Car Dealer Closings Mark Tapscott of WashingtonExaminer.com
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Evidence appears to be mounting that the Obama administration has systematically targeted for closing Chrysler dealers who contributed to Repubicans. What started earlier this week as mainly a rumbling on the Right side of the Blogosphere has gathered some steam today with revelations that among the dealers being shut down are a GOP congressman and closing of competitors to a dealership chain partly owned by former Clinton White House chief of staff Mack McLarty.
The basic issue raised here is this: How do we account for the fact millions of dollars were contributed to GOP candidates by Chrysler who are being closed by the government, but only one has been found so far that is being closed that contributed to the Obama campaign in 2008?
Florida Rep. Vern Buchanan learned from a House colleague that his Venice, Florida, dealership is on the hit list. Buchanan also has a Nissan franchise paired with the Chrysler facility in Venice.
"It's an outrage. It's not about me. I'm going to be fine," said Buchanan, the dealership's majority owner. "You're talking over 100,000 jobs. We're supposed to be in the business of creating jobs, not killing jobs," Buchanan told News 10, a local Florida television station.
Buchanan, who succeeded former Rep. Katharine Harris in 2006, reportedly learned of his dealership's termination from Rep.Candace Miller, R-MI. Buchanan owns a total of 23 dealerships in Florida and North Carolina.
Also fueling the controversy is the fact the RLJ-McCarty-Landers chain of Arkansas and Missouri dealerships aren't being closed, but many of their local competitors are being eliminated. Go here for a detailed look at this situation. McClarty is the former Clinton senior aide. The "J" is Robert Johnson, founder of the Black Entertainment Television, a heavy Democratic contributor.
A lawyer representing a group of Chrysler dealers who are on the hit list deposed senior Chrysler executives and later told Reuters that he believes the closings have been forced on the company by the White House.
"It became clear to us that Chrysler does not see the wisdom of terminating 25 percent of its dealers. It really wasn't Chrysler's decision. They are under enormous pressure from the President's automotive task force," said attorney Leonard Bellavia.
RedState.com's Josh Painter has a useful roundup of what has been found so far by a growing number of bloggers digging into what could be a very big story indeed. Also, see my column on this issue and how it fits into the larger context dubbed by the Examiner's Michael Barone as "gangster government."
As part of Chrysler's bankruptcy agreement with the White House, the company plans to close roughly a quarter of its 3,200 dealerships. Lists of the dealerships being cut and those retaining their Chrysler franchises can be found here in pdf format. Many dealers contend the criteria being used to determine which dealerships survive is not clear and that many of those that are being closed in fact are profitable businesses, despite the current recession.
Wow. It's hard to believe the rapid damage being done to this country by our current jerk of a president. I knew he was going to be bad, but he is surpassing my expectations. His choice of Sonya Sotomayor just solidifies what we already know...that Obama is a hard left, grasping opportunist who is hell-bent on remaking this country into a socialist "utopia." For some chilling background on his pick for the highest court in the land, check out National Review's web site. My God, what a liar this woman is! No wonder Obama is enamored of her.
This whole situation just makes me sick, and I'm extremely pissed at the ignorant people who voted for Obama because they thought it would be exciting to have a black man in the White House. Exciting isn't *exactly* the word I'm thinking right now...
Last year the Democrats told voters they would bring "change" to Washington, but their version of change has been to push America to the left farther and faster than I think anyone could have imagined.
That is why I believe America needs the Republican Party now more than ever before.
Across our nation, some people who were willing to take Barack Obama at his word when he campaigned as a reasonable, moderate candidate are coming to realize the unfortunate truth.
Candidate Obama talked about fiscal responsibility, about government living within its means. But President Obama is spending with reckless abandon and saddling our children and grandchildren with mountains of debt.
Candidate Obama boasted about cutting taxes. But President Obama will have to raise taxes to pay for his massive top-down government explosion.
Candidate Obama talked a lot about being bipartisan, but he has yielded his legislative agenda almost entirely to Nancy Pelosi who has repeatedly shut Republicans out of negotiations on important legislation, from economic stimulus to the budget to health care.
President Obama and his Congressional allies have shown America their true agenda.They are leftist radicals bent on transforming our constitutional republic into a socialist "utopia" by dismantling the free enterprise system, eroding the rule of law, imperiling our national security, and curtailing our freedom.A groundswell of popular grassroots opposition to the Obama Democrats' unprincipled power grab and failed policies is rising across America.
Tea Party movements to protest outrageous confiscatory taxation by Washington, renewed enthusiasm for strong local government, and concern for the loss of traditional American values are growing.
I have travelled extensively since being elected RNC chairman, meeting with state party leaders and grassroots activists alike.
There is genuine enthusiasm for a Republican balance to the reckless excesses of the president and congressional Democrats. I believe the Republican Party can ride that wave of local enthusiasm to victory in upcoming elections.
And that is why I'm asking you to continue your support of our efforts. America is looking for leadership and it's our responsibility to step up and provide it. Please help us lay the groundwork to win back government for the American people by making a contribution of $1,000, $500, $100, $50 or $25 to the Republican National Committee today. Your gift will support the recruitment and election of principled candidates who will roll back the Democrats' damage and govern with humility and respect.
Our time is coming. We can and must be ready to lead the fight. Thank you.
P.S. America is waking up to the dangerous excesses of the Obama Democrats, and the Republican Party must be ready to provide the good governance the American people deserve. That's why I hope you'll take this opportunity right now to support our efforts to be ready when the time comes to lead again by making an online contribution of $1,000, $500, $100, $50 or $25 to the RNC today. Thank you.
P.P.S. We need every American concerned about our nation's future to get on board in our fight. Help us increase the groundswell of support for defeating the Obama Democrats! Please forward this message to all of your friends and ask them to join our GOP team today!
Don't Let New Alcohol Tax Fund Socialized Medicine!
This week we are launching our full-scale assault against socialized medicine in America, and we need YOUR help! Please take a few minutes to call 7 key Senators who are in a position to kill this terrible idea before it gains momentum. Tell them that you oppose raising taxes on alcohol and other beverages to pay for government-run health care.
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Posted: 25 May 2009 08:13 PM PDT
Hi all! I'm back from my daughter's out-of-town wedding. It was absolutely beautiful! She had an outdoor wedding...took a BIG chance in this part of the country where the weather is so unpredictable, but we couldn't have ordered a more beautiful day. They are so silly in love and happy!
It was nice staying away from the computer for a couple of days...staying away from the Washington madness and so many things that make me angry when I read about them. I want to focus for at least one more day on the good things, then get down and dirty again with the political crap that's going on right now.
In honor of Memorial Day, here is the text of Rush Limbaugh's speech at CPAC. A real American who loves his country. You're not hearing much of this nowadays, unfortunately, from EITHER side. What you're hearing from the Left is how rotten this country is and how we have to change it. We're not hearing much at all from the Right, which is a sad thing. Anyway, read and learn...and hug a veteran or current enlistee, and especially support someone you know who has lost a loved one while serving our country.
Posted: 22 May 2009 09:32 AM PDT
The three airlift missions brought materials specifically requested by the Pakistan government to support its massive effort to care for the nearly 1.7 million citizens displaced by fighting in the northwestern provinces.
Posted: 22 May 2009 08:37 AM PDT
Commanders from the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility gathered in Bahrain May 20 - 22, for the USCENTCOM Commander's Conference to discuss regional security issues and approaches to these challenges.
Posted: 20 May 2009 07:25 AM PDT
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Humanitarian aid provided by United States arrived at Chaklala Air Base near Islamabad this afternoon.
Posted: 20 May 2009 05:15 AM PDT
WASHINGTON (May 19, 2009) – The commander of U.S. Central Command told graduates of the Virginia Military Institute during their commencement ceremony yesterday that America needs their service.
Posted: 19 May 2009 05:30 AM PDT
KABUL – The Afghan National Army’s top leaders convened here May 12 and 13 for discussions and teambuilding.
The Brubakers began their ministry as Northwest Independent Church Extension missionaries-in-training in 1965. Since that time Earl has served as missionary pastor, field director, church-planter, assistant director, and executive director since January 2000. Shirly is the office manager.
The Brubakers travel frequently representing the mission, encouraging and counseling both missionaries and churches.
URGENT REPORT: Man Detained by Police for Displaying Patriotic Bumper Sticker
The Department of Homeland Security Strikes Again
A customer service representative at The Patriot Depot just received a call from Rosemary in Ball, Louisiana alerting him that her brother-in-law was stopped by small town Louisiana police and detained by the roadside for half an hour. A background check was conducted to determine whether he was a member of an “extremist” group. Why? Her brother-in-law (name not disclosed for privacy) had purchased a conservative “Don’t Tread on Me” bumper sticker from The Patriot Depot and displayed it on his car. (See details below on how to get this sticker for free.)
The bumper sticker is based on the famous flag designed by American Revolution era general and statesman Christopher Gadsden. The yellow flag featured a coiled diamondback rattlesnake ready to strike, with the slogan “Don’t Tread on Me!” underneath it. Benjamin Franklin helped make the rattlesnake a symbol of Americans’ reluctance to quarrel but vigilance and resolve in defense of their rights. By 1775 when Gadsden presented his flag to the commander-in-chief of the Navy, the rattlesnake was a symbol of the colonies and of their need to unite in defense of threats to their God-given and inherited rights. The flag and the bumper sticker symbolize American patriotism, the need to defend Americans’ rights, and resistance to tyranny’s threats to American liberty. Those threats included—and include—illegal taxation, profanation of Americans’ rights, and violation of the fundamental principles of American law.
The notorious Department of Homeland Security memo, which was apparently based on the infamous Missouri State Police Report that described supporters of presidential candidates Bob Barr, Ron Paul, and Chuck Baldwin as “militia”-type potential extremists and potential terrorists, is not the first effort of leftist radicals to slander their political opponents as “extremists.” Some observers have noted that similar “reports” emerged during the Clinton administration. But “liberals” and other leftists have been calling defenders of traditional American limited, constitutional government, free enterprise, and individual liberty “extremists” since at least the 1964 election.
The political left’s attempts to establish a false equivalence between genuine left wing extremists and those who oppose the left’s assault on our culture, law, and liberty is more than propaganda to fool the ignorant and manipulate public opinion. Combined with the power of government, it is an attempt to harass, intimidate, and silence all political opposition—and probably an attempt to demonize them as a prelude to governmental oppression and persecution. Keep in mind that the First Amendment states,
Small town police misled by phony left wing “reports” are bad enough. Federal government agencies and their armed agents under the direction of leftist radicals are exponentially worse. They will tread on us. The time has come to let our voices be heard!
Join the Battle Against Socialized Medicine!
Liberals in Congress want more government control over the economy, and more control over your decisions and lives. They want to tell you what kind of health
Unfortunately, liberals in Congress want to crowd out the private health insurance market and install a Canadian-style health care system that would be run about as efficiently as the post office. Instead of allowing individuals to make their own decisions about their health care, liberals want to set up a bureaucracy to ration care to those they deem most worthy. This kind of system would be a tragic mistake, and would cost Americans both in terms of money and lives.
Congressman Henry Waxman is trying to finish his "Cap and Trade" Energy Tax bill by today, in order to have it ready for a full vote by Memorial Day.
And as Politico reports, he's had a "hidden helping hand" this week from Al Gore. They write that Gore has "mobilized his green grass roots, marshaled his well-endowed lobbying organization and even personally called Democratic committee members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee."
So, we're launching a nationwide "Stop the Energy Tax" campaign to stop this.
It's been estimated that the Waxman energy tax bill would raise an average family's annual energy bill by $1,500, and destroy 1-3 million jobs per year, over the next 15 years.
Can you afford to pay $1,500 more a year for energy?
Our "Stop the Energy Tax" campaign is how we can fight back, but the first step is launching it.
We need to raise $100,000 in the next two days, so we can set up a rapid-response operation, create internet ads, and deliver your petitions to Congress. Think about this - you are one of 1.3 million people getting this email today. If 10,000 members chip in just $15, we'll beat our goal.
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Posted: 19 May 2009 05:30 AM PDT
KABUL – The Afghan National Army’s top leaders convened here May 12 and 13 for discussions and teambuilding.
Posted: 18 May 2009 07:23 AM PDT
WASHINGTON – The Afghan national army could lead operations in Afghanistan in two to four years, with the U.S. playing a support role, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said during a May 8 interview, portions of which aired on CBS’ “60 Minutes” Sunday.
It's not going to happen voluntarily, of course. That would require integrity, and Nancy Pelosi has none. Newt Gingrich lays out the case against her nicely in this piece at Human Events. There really is no doubt that she's lying, other than in the fevered minds of the psychotic leftist Bush-haters. People who actually think, though, can see right through her feverish attempts at self-preservation.
If Nancy Pelosi believed that waterboarding was justified in 2002 -- just like Porter Goss, President Bush, Vice President Cheney and CIA Director Tenet -- then a policy of selectively using enhanced interrogation techniques in carefully circumscribed ways in order to prevent future attacks -- in other words, the Bush Administration policy -- is vindicated.
But rather than admit that President Bush, when faced with an array of difficult choices, made the hard choice that kept the nation safe, Nancy Pelosi has instead retreated into the cheap sanctity of ignorance. She didn’t know, so she claims. That’s why she didn’t do anything about it.
But President Bush did know. It was his job to know, and he made the tough choices needed to save American lives.
It was Nancy Pelosi’s job to know too. But to avoid culpability for the choices she supported, she’s now telling us she didn’t know. And she’s calling the intelligence officials who say otherwise liars and criminals.
Shame on her.
Shame, indeed. Would that the Democrats were capable of that emotion. In their lust for power, they have put this country and her military personnel in danger, trying at all costs to secure our defeat during the tenure of George W. Bush. They have declared America wrong, they have accused our men and women in uniform of ghastly acts which were just not true, and they have lied repeatedly about the motives and actions of their Commander-in-Chief. Now that they are back in power, they continue their charade. They pretend to be public servants while doing everything they can to grasp as much power over Americans as possible, individual liberty be damned. Their standard bearer is a socialist and is jerking this country to the left at a dizzying pace, with the blessing of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Neither is fit for their office. Pelosi, at the very least, has proven her incompetence and has lied to the American people. She needs to go.
Okay, Joe Biden is more than just a joke now. He's a national liability.
According to a report, while recently attending the Gridiron Club dinner in Washington, an annual event where powerful politicians and media elite get a chance to cozy up to one another, Biden told his dinnermates about the existence of a secret bunker under the old U.S. Naval Observatory, which is now the home of the vice president.
The bunker is believed to be the secure, undisclosed location former Vice President Dick Cheney remained under protection in secret after the 9/11 attacks.
Does this idiot have no control over his mouth whatsoever? Michelle Malkin has been keeping track of Biden's gaffes, and the list is getting quite long. It's one thing to tell a paralyzed man to stand up, it's quite another to casually divulge secret information. Guess how much play this will get from the Obamedia?
Well, I've been trying to post for a couple of days now, and my decrepit computer just will not cooperate. Here's hoping I can get this one uploaded.
So, whaddya think of our esteemed Speaker of the House? Third in line for the Presidency, this position should be occupied by a person of integrity and character. What do we have? There are a lot of adjectives and nouns which would describe Nancy Pelosi, and none are good. Reading at CNN's web site (I know, self-torture), the comments regarding the story of her blatant lying are revealing. I think the majority get it, but there are still the steadfast Bush-haters who defend her and blame it all on Bush and Cheney and their "war crimes." There is even one calling for death by hanging for Bush and Cheney, and he wasn't kidding. Nothing you can do with those people, you can't fix stupid. However, I think there are a few turning the corner and getting their eyes opened. Not enough yet by a longshot; Obama's hold on his kook base is nearly impenetrable. Still, there is hope. There are people fighting back and making their voices heard regarding this socialist we have elected to our highest office, and his minions like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Whether or not we can stop this tsunami before it destroys our Republic remains to be seen.
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The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.
--Alexis de Tocqueville
JASmius adds: Crazy Nancy's fellow Dems, as you probably already deduced, are hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil, in the hopes that another tree falling in the woods will make no sound if they and their Obamedia accomplices pretend there's no forest.
Looks like that might be wishful thinking after all.
Posted: 15 May 2009 05:14 AM PDT
BAGHDAD – For engineer Wathiq Abdul Jabbar the renovation of the Alwaiya Maternity hospital here was especially meaningful.
Posted: 15 May 2009 05:07 AM PDT
WASHINGTON – Without success on the Pakistan side of the border, efforts to rid both it and Afghanistan of the Taliban will be significantly harder, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the Senate Armed Services Committee today while testifying on the fiscal 2010 defense budget request.
Godspeed, my brothers; whatever its viability, yours is without question a worthy and patriotic cause.
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|An Important Message from Rick Santorum||May 5, 2009|
An out-of-control supreme court has forced same-sex marriage on Iowa and an out-of-touch legislature has done the same in Vermont. States like New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Maine are in the fight of their lives to uphold marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Understand this: these fights are about much more than these states alone. There is a concerted effort to use passage of same-sex marriage in these states to force it on every other state in the union. How? Through the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act!
With one stroke of the pen, President Obama could sign into law a bill that allows judges in one state to impose gay marriage on 47 other states.
Yes, powerful leaders in the White House and Congress are taking aim at the one federal law that protects marriage and other values we hold sacred.
But fortunately, the National Organization for Marriage has already prepared a DOMA Defense Fund to mobilize the American people and tell Congress: "Enough, Don't Mess with Marriage!"
Will you join me, Dr. James Dobson, and thousands of other people of faith who support the National Organization for Marriage? Together, we can stop those who would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. Your gift of $35, $100, or even $500 today would help organize grassroots support for DOMA in all 50 states! Use this hyperlink to make a secure online donation today!
I was in the Senate chamber on that historic day back in 1996 when an overwhelming majority of Senators and Congressmen came together to pass the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which is the ONLY federal law that protects marriage as the union of husband and wife.
DOMA makes sure that four judges based in Boston or San Francisco cannot impose gay marriage on the rest of us. It also makes sure that taxpayers like you and me cannot be forced by judges or gay marriage activists to subsidize same-sex unions as if they were just the same as traditional marriages.
As I sat in the Senate that day I can remember what an extraordinary moment it was: How proud you and I could be of the way Americans of every party and creed came together to protect our common sense understanding of marriage. Even Bill Clinton signed DOMA into law -- that's how broad and powerful the bipartisan consensus for marriage is.
This was a high moment in our history, an instance of real bipartisanship, real unity, a real shining moment of patriots rising above factionalism in the national interest to protect our shared values.
In passing DOMA, Republicans and Democrats came together to make sure marriage remains one man and one woman.
Not in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine a day when a handful of special interests would try to take that great moment away -- a day when special interests threaten to prove more powerful and influential than the great, vast voice of the American people on marriage.
But my friends, that is where we are today. This is the day that God has made for us to stand up for traditional marriage once again, backed up by reason, history and common sense.
Will you stand with us today? Standing together, we can put a stop to those special interest trying to repeal DOMA as a key part of their strategy to force same-sex marriage on the entire nation. Use this hyperlink to make a generous donation of $35, $50 or even $100 right now. We need your help!
Marriage is a sacred union of male and female. Marriage is a unique status and a shared social ideal; it's the precious and irreplaceable way we teach the next generation that men and women need each other and that children have a right to both a mother and a father.
Marriage should never be turned into a politicized plaything that powerful politicians misuse to placate their clamorous partisan bases.
Not while you and I have a breath left in our bodies, right?
Last November, the American people yet again voted to protect marriage in California, Arizona and Florida, bringing to 30 the number of states where the people have voted to protect marriage. On 30 out of 30 occasions, everywhere from Alabama to Wisconsin, from Oregon to Virginia, the American people have demonstrated OUR commitment to marriage.
This fall, the voice of the people surprised the pundits and reaffirmed a core truth: When it comes to marriage there are no blue states, red states or purple states. On marriage, Americans speak with one voice, in rare unity of purpose.
Americans do not want activist judges or arrogant politicians changing the meaning of marriage for us -- or worse, imposing a twisted politicized idea of marriage on our children and grandchildren.
Unfortunately, some of our politicians don't want to hear what the American people keep saying about marriage. Help make sure our politicians in Washington can't ignore us any longer! Click here to make a generous contribution to the 2009 DOMA Defense Fund today!
"Leave it to the states" was the slogan we heard over and over again from gay marriage activists when Congress was debating the Federal Marriage Amendment in 2004. Yet today these same activists want to force every single state to recognize the same-sex marriages that have been forced on the country by one-judge majorities in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
They are backed by billionaires who want to use their money to change the face of politics -- to impose their values on the rest of us.
That's right, while we are tending to our jobs, going to church, and raising our families, a handful of wealthy gay men are plotting ways to use their giant fortunes to reshape the entire American political landscape in their own image.
Sound a little hard to believe? I thought so too, until I read the March 1, 2007 Atlantic Monthly article that documents the detailed plans and huge influence these men are having, led by one gay billionaire activist named Tim Gill.
The article is called "They Won't Know What Hit Them," and the subtitle pretty much says it all:
"Tim Gill has a mission: stop the Rick Santorums of tomorrow before they get started. How a network of gay political donors is stealthily . . . reshaping American politics."
That grabbed my attention, how about yours?
In the 2006 election cycle, Gill pumped $15 million into defeating the good guys. According to the Atlantic Monthly, he succeeded seventy percent of the time.
We don't have tens of millions of dollars from a handful of billionaires funding our efforts. This time, it's up to us.
Think about the success of the gay marriage movement. If two percent of the population funded by a handful of rich men can work a revolution in culture, what could sixty percent of the population do with the right tools and strategy?
We can take Gill's strategy and flip it against him. We can use it to protect marriage by creating the real possibility of political risk, the risk that politicians SHOULD feel when they vote against their own constituents' voices and values.
Will you join me in making a donation to support the National Organization for Marriage 2009 DOMA Defense Fund, making sure that we protect every state's right to protect marriage as the union of a husband and wife?
Use this hyperlink to make a secure online donation of $35, $100, or even $500 or more. Even a gift of $15 or $20 -- or maybe $5 a month -- would help send the message Washington needs to hear. Don't put it off! Do it today!
NOM has turned the tables on the radical same-sex marriage lobby before. They have a proven track record of success in even the most liberal environments.
Here's what one radical gay marriage group wrote about NOM's key role in allowing the people of California to vote to protect marriage: "Due to its sizeable early financial support . . . . NOM is chiefly responsible for the qualification of Proposition 8."
What happened next as a result of NOM's foresight? A HUGE, totally unpredicted victory for marriage: California passed Proposition 8. Arizona and Florida followed suit, passing their own state marriage amendments, giving us a trifecta in the battle to protect marriage in 2008.
In helping pass Proposition 8, NOM did what many said was impossible. In the deepest of blue states it proved that with the right resources and message, traditional marriage will win out every time against out-of-control judges and out-of-touch politicians.
You and I and millions of other Americans know that we don't want courts telling us our views of marriage are just old-fashioned bigotry. We don't want public schools teaching our own children and grandchildren that our view of marriage is outdated hatred.
We want and expect respect for marriage as an ideal because the ideal for children is a mother and a father united by the bonds of matrimony. Protecting children requires protecting marriage and its meaning from politicization and judicial deformation.
Some things are just too important to leave up to politicians and special interests.
Now is the time. One of President Obama's first acts was to announce the goal of repealing DOMA.
He was bold enough to even highlight his plans for DOMA on the White House website:
"Obama also believes we need to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and enact legislation that would ensure that the 1,100+ federal legal rights and benefits currently provided on the basis of marital status are extended to same-sex couples in civil unions and other legally-recognized unions."
Yes, that's right. Don't let the media fool you. Powerful politicians in Washington are pushing an aggressive, radical, and divisive new culture war on the American people. "Whether you like it or not," as San Francisco's Mayor Gavin Newsom put it when he announced plans to push gay marriage down the throat of all Californians.
If we don't act today, President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and others in Congress will succeed in making the repeal of DOMA one of their most important "civil rights" priorities for 2009.
With your help we will bring our voice and our values to Washington D.C. to defend marriage from the politicians and the special interests that seek to politicize our most precious institution for protecting children. Will you help us today?
The White House web announcement was overlooked by some, because instead of being located under the "Family" heading, sabotaging DOMA was placed under the heading of one of the White House's highest "Civil Rights" priorities.
Huh? Same-sex marriage is a "civil right"? Says who?
Even most courts and the overwhelming majority of Americans have rejected that view. And just a few months ago, 70 percent of African Americans voted to protect marriage as one man and one woman in California.
Americans of every race, creed and color are coming together to protect marriage.
So why are Washington politicians taking aim at the one federal law that protects this common sense public definition of marriage?
Because the hard-left base of the party is trying to persuade President Obama and Congress to do something that is bad policy and bad politics: bad for the country, bad for this Administration, bad for children, decency and common sense, bad for faith communities of all colors and creeds.
They know the American people are not with them on this issue, but they are counting on apathy and silence to let them ram through their unpopular policies on a country distracted by our severe economic crisis.
Well they don't know what people like you and me are willing to do to defend our values, do they? Thanks to the National Organization for Marriage, you and I have a plan to fight back.
Activists are trying right now to persuade Congress that repealing DOMA is a win/win for them -- they can please a vocal minority of gay marriage activists and the rest of the country really won't care.
They are wrong -- Americans do care about marriage. But Congress won't know it unless we tell them!
Together you and I can make it crystal clear to the powerful misguided politicians in Washington:
Don't sabotage DOMA, the one federal law protecting U.S. taxpayers from being forced by judges to treat same-sex unions as marriages. Don't let Washington politicians push such a divisive and intrusive issue against the will of the majority of the American people.
What's at stake in this marriage debate? Common sense, common decency and the common good. The welfare of children, who get enough confusing distorted messages without our own government targeting marriage for redefinition.
Here's one other thing you may not know about: Protecting marriage protects the religious liberty of all traditional faith communities.
Why? Well, as judges and politicians push a radical redefinition of basic American values, they are beginning to use the power of government to order religious people and organizations -- charities, schools, and even churches -- to treat same-sex unions as marriages.
We've just gotten word: another Catholic Charities in Massachusetts is the latest sad victim of this ideological and political effort to use the power of government to impose new values on you and me. Catholic Charities in Worcester is being penalized by the state government. And in this case the true victims are the thousands of innocent children who are being denied this Christian adoption agency's loving help in finding good homes -- because this religious charity will not place children with same-sex couples. Other agencies will and do, but the government of Massachusetts, thanks to same-sex marriage, is increasingly committed to excluding traditional Christians (and people of other traditional faiths) from the public square.
Pray for the children and for a change of heart!
"I firmly believe that the revocation occurred because we were providing our adoption services in harmony with Catholic teaching," Ms. [Catherine] Loeffler said. "The Commonwealth of Massachusetts previously denied Massachusetts Catholic Charities a religious exemption to carry out our work according to our religious beliefs and then revoked our contracts."
"I urge you to speak up," she said at the annual meeting of Catholic Charities. "Let's consider restoring hope for children."
It's a powerful message: Restore hope for children. For it's always the most helpless innocents who suffer when adults put their politicized rights agenda first, isn't it?
Thousands have already responded to NOM's call through its new DomaDefenseFund.com website to tell President Obama and Nancy Pelosi what YOU think about the radicals' plan to overturn DOMA. But we need your help to make sure the message gets through to these powerful politicians in Washington: Marriage matters to us and we vote! Visit DOMADefenseFund.com and help protect DOMA today!
We need your help to break through the media silence and alert every caring American to the dangerously radical and deeply unpopular plan to overturn DOMA.
Here's what Dr. James Dobson said about the urgency of the issue, after personally donating $25,000 to the National Organization for Marriage: "It's not just marriage that is at stake, it's absolutely everything."
Dr. Dobson invited Maggie Gallagher and Professor Robert George to speak about the National Organization for Marriage on a Focus on the Family radio broadcast and urged pro-family Americans to support these important efforts:
"This has been an ongoing struggle that burns in our hearts," Dr. Dobson says. "And now, marriage is really on the brink, and I don't know how to emphasize that more."
I can't tell you how rare that it is for Dr. Dobson to endorse an organization -- not only with his warmest words, but with his and Shirley Dobson's own personal financial support.
If you are like me, you probably can't match Dr. Dobson's generous past donation to NOM. But each of us is called to give what we can: our prayers, our calls and letters, our time and our treasure.
Can you pledge $5 a month to support the sacred institution of marriage from the radical assault by an out-of-control government? That's one Big Mac a month to support marriage by pledging a gift to NOM's DOMA Defense Fund. If we each sacrifice just a few dollars a month, together we can save marriage for our children. Use this hyperlink to make your donation today.
NOM's powerful new technology allows ordinary Americans to multiply their voices with a few clicks of the mouse, swelling the chorus of pro-marriage voices to a never-before-heard crescendo: Americans of every race, creed and color speaking together for God's truth about marriage.
NOM's 2009 DOMA Defense Fund will make your voice heard in the halls of power in Congress -- to make sure every member of Congress knows that in his or her district there are people to whom marriage matters and that we vote!
How can 2 percent of the population defeat 60 percent majorities? They are counting on marriage supporters like us to be apathetic, silent, demoralized and disorganized. But no more, my friend, thanks to the National Organization for Marriage's DOMA Defense Fund.
NOM's 2009 DOMA Defense Fund will build new coalitions across parties, races, denominations and organizations in order to swell our voices into an unstoppable pro-marriage chorus.
So much is happening in Washington D.C. We need your help to be on the ground in D.C. now so that we can keep a watchful eye on out-of-control politicians.
Most importantly, NOM's 2009 DOMA Defense Fund will help YOU take back the airwaves for marriage; it gives us a way to fight back against the unfair, absurd depiction of gay marriage radicalism the media portrays as a civil rights battle for our time.
You know it and I know it: the mainstream media portrays Christians and other people of faith who support marriage as hate-filled bigots. Gay marriage activists' goal is to silence, intimidate and depress the opposition. Bullying and intimidation is at the heart of their movement's tactics because silencing your voice is the only way that lies and hatred can prevail over truth and love.
But we will not be silenced or intimidated.
Our voices will be heard, thanks to NOM's 2009 DOMA Defense Fund.
With your help, we WILL hold politicians accountable for their efforts to evade the American people's values.
With your help, we WILL spread the good news about marriage: Marriage is not based on bigotry. Marriage is not discrimination. Marriage as the union of husband and wife is -- let's keep it simple -- good!
(Did you see NOM's president Maggie Gallagher on the Dr. Phil Show taking on Mayor Gavin Newsom and his absurd attempt to equate Prop 8 with a ban on interracial marriage? "The difference is that racism is bad, and marriage is good," she told this tone-deaf politician -- and millions of Americans cheered.)
Marriage is a gift from God, a sacred bond. It's also a universal human institution, the way every known society works to teach young men and women that they need each other, and their children need them both.
Marriage is not at all like racism, it is not founded on hatred, and we will NOT accept in silence these Big LIES endlessly repeated to our children and our grandchildren. Thanks to NOM, your values and your voices WILL be heard.
If you give generously today to NOM's DOMA DEFENSE FUND, we can build:
A Technology Turnaround. Creating a national grassroots email database of one million voters (segmented by state) who care about marriage and its related religious liberty issues, for state as well as national campaigns. This will permit us to let you know what your senator or congressman is up to and let HIM know how many folks in his own district care about this thing called marriage.
New Youth Outreach. The young people are the future of marriage and right now where are they? On Facebook and MySpace, on Twitter and YouTube, and that's where we need to be too, integrating the most up-to-date social networking tools into our constituent relationship management software and website. Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter, along with a new blog, allow daily interaction with our activists and allow them to use their own social networks to fight to protect marriage. We will take a page from Obama's playbook and use these tools to tap into the social networks of our most ardent supporters.
Mainstream Media (Radio and TV) Campaign. We scoured the country to find the most creative talent committed to marriage (we're talking about folks who helped craft the Passion of the Christ, and win marriage in California) and we need your help to get their great work in front of the American people. The fastest way to identify and organize new activists is through targeted TV and radio ads -- especially in the districts of tone-deaf Congressmen and Senators.
One thing I've learned to trust after 15 years on the front lines: When things look the darkest, God raises up new reasons to hope.
For those of us who are Christians, despair is a vice, and for us hope is not only a natural emotion, it's a theological virtue.
We are each called to "faith, hope and love." It is the fuel for our battles with the forces of hate who seek (in the name of tolerance!) to silence God's own truth.
That's why I'm so excited and energized by the launch of NOM's DOMA Defense Fund
Your $5 or $10 a month contribution (think: one less Big Mac a month!) would make a world of difference.
But the need is urgent, whatever you can give. A one-time donation of $35, $50, $100, or even $1000, if God has given you the gifts to afford it, would go far to giving us the ability to fight for marriage. Please do what you can, and do it right now. Use this hyperlink to make your donation today.
And know this, contributions to NOM's DOMA Defense Fund are NOT publicly disclosed. This means that you can donate unlimited funds and know they can be used in key fights around the country without worrying about harassment or intimidation from the other side.
And don't forget: we need your prayers, too.
Finally, to thank you, I'd like to give you a gift in return: Everyone who pledges a monthly gift to NOM's DOMA Defense Fund, no matter how large or small, will get a free CD of the Focus on the Family October 10th broadcast on gay marriage and what it will mean for churches and other Christian organizations throughout this country. One-time donations of $100 or more, or monthly donations of $10 a month, will receive a free copy of my book, It Takes a Family.
God bless you,
Posted: 13 May 2009 07:35 AM PDT
BAGHDAD – A partnership among the local government, Iraqi security forces and U.S. troops means a healthier community in the Hurriyah neighborhood.
Posted: 12 May 2009 01:48 PM PDT
A coalition Special Operations team assisted casualties of a bomb attack in southern Afghanistan.
Posted: 13 May 2009 07:20 AM PDT
WASHINGTON – Military officials in Baghdad today identified a soldier who has been charged with shooting and killing five of his comrades yesterday at a combat stress center at Camp Liberty, Iraq.
Sen. Schumer Plots to Allow Millions of Illegal Aliens to Flood Our Borders!Head of Senate Immigration Subcommittee Wants Illegal Alien Amnesty THIS YEAR!
Soon after accepting the position as head of the Senate Immigration Subcommittee, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) vowed to bring an amnesty plan for illegal immigrants to the Senate floor THIS YEAR!
As the point man for immigration in the Senate, Schumer should be ashamed for advocating a position that directly harms 13 million jobless Americans currently seeking employment. Sen. Schumer helped lead passage of the disastrous 1986 amnesty!
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Posted: 12 May 2009 07:18 AM PDT
In response to claims that insurgents in Afghanistan are not using, nor have access to, white phosphorus (WP) munitions, ISAF RC-East conducted a summary database query, by which a total of 44 instances of reported enemy WP incidents were uncovered and declassified on 11 MAY 09.
Posted: 11 May 2009 01:55 PM PDT
CJTF-101 has declassified a report of 38 events in which insurgents have used or stockpiled white phosphorus munitions in the Regional Command-East area of operations.
National Review Online is my home page...whenever I get online, that's what pops up first. Reading this morning's headlines, it's difficult to understand how any thinking American can support this president. Then I realize...most Americans aren't getting this information. Most Americans are getting their news from the Obama sycophants in the press and TV media. That's why when I try to talk to someone about what's going on with this administration, I get a blank stare. Sure, there are a lot of people on the internet, getting their news from blogs, etc....but when those blogs include MoveOn.org and Salon.com, the information is tainted, and in most cases, downright wrong. Sometimes I get encouraged when I read various conservative blogs and think, yeah, people are starting to get it. THEN, I go out and listen in the real world, outside of our conservative microcosm, and see there is still a lot of work to be done. This is not to say we should give up, this is just to say we need to work harder and smarter.
Go ahead, check out NRO today. You will see what you already know, that our president is a pure socialist who is out to change this country and jerk it as far to the left as he can. Hopefully it will piss you off enough to do something, anything, to prevent as much damage as possible.
Liberals want to tax soda to pay for government-run health care
During the presidential campaign of 2008, Barack Obama pledged that those making below $250,000 would not see their taxes go up one dime. He promised to cut taxes for the middle class and poor people. But if his friends in Congress get their way, President Obama will have a tough decision to make – whether to break his campaign pledge again in the form of higher taxes on soda and “sugary drinks” like sports and energy drinks.
JASmius adds: Since it's common knowledge by now that a big part of the Obama health care rationing (or what they call "cost control") scheme is cutting off access to high-tech treatments and medications, can it not be fairly said that under Red Barry-care, the Democrats will be, as it were, throwing the old and the sick out in the street to die?
I still have a friend of mine and my very own father alive today thanks to those high-tech treatments and medications. B.O. and the Dems would have put them in the grave. Do I really need to elaborate my thoughts and feelings on this issue any further?
Posted: 11 May 2009 04:46 AM PDT
WASHINGTON (May 10, 2009) – Pakistani leadership is united in opposing the Taliban occupation of the Swat Valley, and the leaders also understand a “whole-of-government” counterinsurgency strategy is necessary in the country, the chief of U.S. Central Command said Sunday.
Posted: 11 May 2009 04:42 AM PDT
WASHINGTON – Taliban operatives shaking down villages for money appear to have forced civilians to remain in buildings that were bombed in the course of a long May 4 firefight, the commander of U.S. Central Command said Sunday.
Read the following, my brothers, and then stick around for my post-script....
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|Dear Friend of the Constitution, |
is taking place right before our eyes.
Worse than Watergate, Whitewatergate, or any of the other cover ups of previous administrations, is the question of whether Barack Hussein Obama is eligible to serve as President of the United States of America... OR, is he a FRAUD, a USURPER, a man with no legal authority to sit in the position that he now claims to hold?
Barack Obama could simply put the issue to rest right now by releasing his ACTUAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE! But he WON'T! Instead, he has had teams of attorneys all over the country, fighting "tooth and nail" to thwart the efforts of the United States Justice Foundation (USJF), and our allies in a number of states to compel him to produce an ACTUAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE and to prove that he is Constitutionally eligible to be President of the United States!
DON'T LET HIM RIP THE CONSTITUTION TO SHREDS!
Ohio, Mississippi, Hawaii, and California! These are the states where USJF has been involved in lawsuits seeking an answer to the critical constitutional question!
And now in California, just like in every lawsuit filed over this issue, the Obama team of attorneys, working with liberal allies in the office of the California Attorney General's Office, has convinced a Sacramento County Superior Court judge to dismiss USJF's suit to force the truth to come out about whether Barack Obama is a "natural born" citizen, and therefore eligible to serve as President of the United States.
BUT WE'RE NOT GIVING UP! Our clients in this case, including 2008 candidate for President of the United States, Alan Keyes, have given USJF the go ahead to file an appeal of this decision!
AND THAT'S WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO -- BUT NEED YOUR HELP TO DO IT!
DON'T LET HIM RIP THE CONSTITUTION TO SHREDS!
A number of apologists for Barack Obama have gone to great lengths to belittle USJF and our allies in the fight to preserve our Constitution. However, the questions that they cannot answer are:
If Barack Hussein Obama has nothing to hide, WHY doesn't he just make his real birth certificate public? WHY has he spent a reported $800,000.00 in attorney fees to fight efforts to obtain his ACTUAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE? The more that he fights these efforts to see it, the more you have to wonder, WHY?
The Obama supporters want everyone to believe that only "fringies," the people that they now call "birthers,", in other words, only people that they claim are outside of the main stream of thinking, question whether Mr. Obama is eligible to serve as President. But the truth of the matter is that more and more people, including many federal, state, and local elected officials, AND many in the military, are questioning whether Barack Hussein Obama is a "natural born citizen," a requirement for him to serve as President of the United States.
The citizens of the United States have the right to know if Barack Obama is eligible to serve as President! And we here at the United States Justice Foundation are going to take our lawsuit all the way up to the United States Supreme Court, if that is what is necessary, to find out the answer to this critical question.
This fight to discover the truth will be neither easy nor inexpensive, but isn't protecting the Constitution worth it? And that is exactly what this legal battle is all about, PROTECTING THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION!
DON'T LET HIM RIP THE CONSTITUTION TO SHREDS!
Barack Obama wants you to ignore what he is doing, he wants you to ignore the U.S. Constitution, he wants you to think that the parts of the Constitution that he does not agree with (like the requirements to serve as President) are unimportant.
In effect, he wants to destroy the U. S. Constitution and reshape it into his own image of what he wants it to be.
And Barack Obama's attorneys have now taken another big step to destroy the Constitution of the United States -- this time in a California State Court. Those attorneys, working with liberal California State Attorney General Jerry Brown, convinced the Judge in our case, at a March 13, 2009, hearing to rule that only Members of Congress can challenge the qualifications of Mr. Obama to serve as President.
And, the Judge further ruled that such a challenge could only be made on the 6th day of January following the meeting of the Presidential electors, at the session of Congress where the vote of the Electoral College is counted and the results announced. To use the Judge's words, this is "the exclusive means for challenges to the qualifications of President..."
That means that no one, except a Member of Congress, and only on one certain day of the year following the Presidential election, can challenge the qualifications of the President. And then, the challenge can only be successful if a majority of the Members of Congress support the challenge!
And that means that the requirements of the U. S. Constitution as to the eligibility of the man or woman who runs for President to serve as President are meaningless!
Do you believe that the Constitution is a meaningless document? Do you believe that a majority of the Members of Congress have the right to ignore it? To render it of no force and effect?
The Trial Court Judge in our case did! But we are not going to accept his decision. We are not going to accept the legal arguments made by Barack Hussein Obama's attorneys, and those by liberal California Attorney General Jerry Brown. We are going to keep fighting this monumentally important legal battle all the way up to the United States Supreme Court if that is what is necessary.
IT'S A BATTLE THAT WE MUST FIGHT!
IT'S A BATTLE THAT WE MUST WIN!
IT'S A BATTLE THAT WILL DECIDE WHETHER THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WILL REMAIN A CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC, OR WHETHER WE WILL JOIN THE DUST HEAP OF HISTORY AS JUST ANOTHER FAILED EXPERIMENT!
USJF IS IN A BATTLE THAT COULD CHANGE THE HISTORY OF OUR GREAT COUNTRY! -- but we need YOUR help to WIN!
DON'T LET HIM RIP THE CONSTITUTION TO SHREDS!
We MUST learn the truth about whether Barack Obama is a "natural born citizen!
But to blunt our efforts to learn the truth, the Trial Court also blocked our subpoena for the college records of Mr. Obama! These vital records could have proven whether Barack Hussein Obama is eligible to serve as President of the United States, or whether he is a USURPER, a FRAUD, sitting in the oval office without any legal authority to do so!
USJF had subpoenaed the records of Barack Hussein Obama from Occidental College in California, but, at the hearing on March 13, 2009, the Judge, in Sacramento County Superior Court in California, blocked USJF from obtaining those critical records.
What is in those records? We do not know. But the Obama legal team pulled out all of the stops to block the subpoena, so we believe that there is something in those records that bears on the critical issue of whether Barack Obama is eligible to serve as President of the United States.
JUST LIKE WE BELIEVE THAT THERE IS A REASON WHY THE OBAMA LEGAL TEAM, ACCORDING TO A PUBLISHED REPORT, HAS BEEN PAID OVER $800,000.00 TO KEEP THE PUBLIC FROM SEEING HIS REAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE -- NOT THE PHONEY ONE THAT HE PUT UP ON HIS WEBSITE.
There is no doubt in my mind that this e-mail may be the one of the most important documents that you ever read!
What you do after reading this e-mail may well determine the fate of the United States of America!
Please know that we are not saying that Barack Hussein Obama is not eligible to serve as President of the United States of America. The problem is we just do not know!
We do know that Barack Obama's maternal step-grandmother has proclaimed that she was present at his birth in Mombasa, in what is now Kenya, in Africa!
We do know that a fake birth certificate was put up on Obama's website!
We do know that Mr. Obama's legal team is doing everything that it can, in every case filed over this issue; to make sure that no one has access to his birth certificate.
We do know that Mr. Obama's legal team is doing everything that it can, in our California case; to make sure that no one has access to his college records.
DONâ€™T LET THEM GET AWAY WITH IT!
DON'T LET HIM RIP THE CONSTITUTION TO SHREDS!
The voters of the United States of America have the right to know whether Barack Obama is a "natural born citizen," as REQUIRED by the U. S. Constitution!
It's a question that MUST be answered!
Why? Because, if an unqualified person was elected to the Office of President of the United States, our entire form of government could be compromised!
Because, if Barack Hussein Obama is not eligible to serve as President of the United States, each and every act that he takes as President will be null and void! That's right, each bill that he signs into law, every Executive Order that he makes, and each and every one of his nominations to his Cabinet and to the federal courts will have no legal effect!
I don't make that statement lightly. It's not an exaggeration.
Article 2, Section 1, Clause 4 of the United States Constitution provides, in pertinent part, as follows: "No Person except a natural born Citizen... shall be eligible to the Office of President..."
That means that neither Osama Bin Laden, nor California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, nor Obama billionaire money man George Soros can serve as President of the United States. That also means that if Barack Obama was born outside of the United States, he is not eligible to serve as President of our great country!
So where was Mr. Obama born?
He claims to have a copy of his birth certificate. That means that either he knows where he was born, or he's lying about having that document.
And only Barack Hussein Obama's ACTUAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE can answer that question of where he was born. But he has teams of attorneys, all across the country, spending, and doing, whatever it takes to make sure that no one, and I mean NO ONE, will be allowed to see the one document that can clear up this controversy
Mr. Obama has claimed that his Presidential administration will be the most transparent in history. Yet, he will not make public the one document that could end all of the questions about the legitimacy of his election as President.
Is it because this is some unimportant "technicality"? No, a requirement of the U. S. Constitution is not a mere "technicality"!
Is it because "President" Obama (if he is the President of the United States) has more important issues to deal with, and can't spare the time to deal with such a trivial issue? No, what is more important than the integrity of the Office of the President?
Or, is there something more involved?
Another question that the Obamaphiles don't want to answer is why, in 2006, was a law firm with ties to Mr. Obama researching the question as to how to evade the requirements of Article II of the United States Constitution, regarding the requirements to serve as President. 2006? Two years before the Presidential campaign?
If that doesn't raise questions in your mind, then nothing will!
And then there's the statements made by representatives of the State of Hawaii!
According to Dr. Chiyome Fukino, of the State of Hawaii's Department of Health,
It is that very record that USJF financed lawsuits in Mississippi and in Hawaii were seeking to force into the public arena! But Obama's attorneys, and his allies in state government, stopped those efforts cold!
So, the time of decision is now!
Do we give up?
Do we just ignore this threat to our Constitution? To our very form of government?
We here at USJF say NO!
Now is not the time to give up this fight!
Now is not the time to walk away from the most important Constitutional battle in our lifetime!
Now is the time to redouble our efforts to find out the truth!
Now is the time to tell Barack Hussein Obama that the United States Constitution is more important than his political ambition!
But we can only do this with your help! With your financial support, and with the financial support of everyone that you know!
DON'T LET HIM RIP THE CONSTITUTION TO SHREDS!
Will you stand with us?
Gary Kreep, Executive Director
United States Justice Foundation
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Personally, I think the possibility that Barack Obama may be foreign-born makes his brain-dead zombie worshippers love him all the more. One of the reasons they hated George W. Bush so rabidly, I think, is precisely because Dubya was so quintessentially American. Ditto Newt Gingrich and especially Ronald Reagan before him. In their philosophical, ideological hearts of hearts, liberals are not Americans, but "citizens of the world" - more specifically, citizens of the REST of the world AGAINST the United States. They're embarrassed by and ashamed of their country as it has been and want to erase its exceptionalism by eradicating everything that has ever set America apart as the moral, political, economic, and military leader and power of the planet.
That's why Barack Obama is, quite literally, their messiah. He's the personification of every hope and dream of, and promise to, the American Left in much the same way that the True Messiah is for those of us no longer lost in our sins. In their minds he's come to save America from Jesus Christ and His followers, to recapture it for the "Dreams of his father" - and I ain't talking about the Kenyan bigamist.
How more appropriate could it be, then, that Red Barry not be "a real, live nephew of his Uncle Sam" - or any other "blood" relation?
If there were no other reason why the birth certificate issue will never go anywhere - and there are a multitude - that would bury it all by itself.
But I can't knock the man with the impossibly unfortunate surname who wrote the aforeprinted letter for trying.
The Berglunds have mostly been involved in administration and leadership, living in Pontianak, capital of the province of West Kalimantan, a city of around a million people in Indonesia. Though continuing with leadership responsibilities, in 1998 Roand and Nita moved into the Semandang tribe where they are helping with Bible translation and discipleship of church leadership.
After the accidental death of their field chairman in 2004, Ron was asked to assume that responsibility for now. This has meant gratly increased travel around the field and more time away from ministry in the tribe.
Posted: 08 May 2009 04:56 AM PDT
CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan – Marines in Afghanistan took the opportunity to question the secretary defense on several issues.
Posted: 08 May 2009 04:47 AM PDT
WASHINGTON (May 7, 2009) – The Taliban “overreached” in their offensive in Pakistan’s Buner district, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Thursday in Kabul.
Posted: 07 May 2009 05:05 AM PDT
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said he is encouraged by cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan as the two nations confront extremists.
Posted: 06 May 2009 05:16 AM PDT
CAIRO – Defense Secretary Robert Gates praised Egypt as a key U.S. ally and said progress in the region will require Egypt’s leadership.
Posted: 05 May 2009 06:53 AM PDT
Lt. Gen. William G. Webster took command of U.S. Army Central Monday. Though he is new to USARCENT, this is not his first tour at the command.
Did anyone *really* doubt it? I knew Nancy Pelosi was a dishonest, unprincipled, powermongering slug, but her blatant lies about waterboarding and other "enhanced" interrogation techniques is beyond the pale:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted Friday that she was briefed only once about the “enhanced” interrogation techniques being used on terrorism suspects and that she was assured by lawyers with the CIA and the Department of Justice that the methods were legal.
Pelosi issued a statement after CIA records released this week showed that Pelosi was briefed in September 2002 on the interrogation methods. The briefings memo appeared to contradict the speaker’s claims that she was never told that waterboarding or other enhanced interrogation methods were being used.
Not surprising, no, but it just amazes me how easily lies slip out of the mouths of Democrats without a blink...and continue even AFTER they're caught in the lies. I guess it makes it easier knowing that the mainstream media won't hold you accountable. It always amazed me how Bill Clinton could brazenly lie and have the press and his followers continue to fall all over themselves for him. Barack Obama is certainly reveling in the Messiah phenomenon unlike any other. If you have a "D" after your name, you can pretty much do whatever you like in the current "journalistic" climate, and fear no repercussions. Hey, it's hard for the American people to get mad at you if they're not informed about what you're doing. Thank goodness for the Internet, talk radio, and Fox News. No wonder the Democrats want to tax the first, silence the second, and demonize the third.
Here's hoping that enough people wake up to right the wrongs we've elected before it's too late.
UPDATE: Iowahawk has the translation....
Had a guy come in to the Post Office today wondering why he hadn't gotten his stimulus check yet. Let me tell you about this guy. First time I saw him, he was giggling, high as a kite, wanting me to tell him what his PO box number was because he couldn't remember, and wasn't coordinated enough to stick his key in the keyhole anyway. He doesn't work...where he gets his drug money, I don't know. I guess Obama's gonna help him out with that.
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Posted: 06 May 2009 05:16 AM PDT
CAIRO – Defense Secretary Robert Gates praised Egypt as a key U.S. ally and said progress in the region will require Egypt’s leadership.
Posted: 05 May 2009 06:53 AM PDT
Lt. Gen. William G. Webster took command of U.S. Army Central Monday. Though he is new to USARCENT, this is not his first tour at the command.
Posted: 04 May 2009 07:03 AM PDT
EN ROUTE TO CAIRO (May 4, 2009) – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is en route to Egypt and Saudi Arabia for sessions aimed at reaffirming ties with the important regional powers that both have strong military-to-military relationships with the United States.
Posted: 01 May 2009 05:36 AM PDT
WASHINGTON – Gen. David H. Petraeus, CENTCOM commander, received the Atlantic Council's Distinguished Military Leadership award.
Posted: 30 Apr 2009 08:45 AM PDT
NORTH ARABIAN GULF - The Iraqi Navy assumed control of the Khawr Al Amaya Oil Terminal Thursday during a ceremony aboard the terminal.
Posted: 30 Apr 2009 05:42 AM PDT
WASHINGTON – Any gains in Afghanistan will be tied to the coalition's ability to tighten control of the Pakistan border.
Posted: 29 Apr 2009 08:38 AM PDT
WASHINGTON – Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, the author of the military's counterinsurgency manual, yesterday explained the principles that led to success in Iraq and how they apply to the fight in Afghanistan.
Posted: 29 Apr 2009 05:14 AM PDT
WASHINGTON – Defense leaders are âclearly pleasedâ to see the Pakistani military take action against emboldened Taliban forces.
Posted: 28 Apr 2009 05:00 AM PDT
WASHINGTON (April 27, 2009) – Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton assured Iraqi leaders the U.S. will remain committed to Iraq.
Posted: 27 Apr 2009 05:38 AM PDT
ERBIL, Iraq – Iraqi Kurds and Arabs must compromise to realize the full potential of the country, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said.
Is it possible to cram two weeks of neglected center-right political commentary into a single post? We'll soon find out....
***One time-saver is to "liberally" quote from Newsmax Insider's "liberal" quote of Deroy Murdock's account of more Obamunist education deck-stacking:
President Barack Obama’s Department of Education sat on a report chronicling the success of a school vouchers program until after Congress had voted not to continue the program.
That’s the report from Deroy Murdock, a media fellow with the Hoover Institution, who exposes the subterfuge in an article published by National Review Online.
The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program allows 1,714 children — 90% of them black and 9% Hispanic — to receive up to $7,500 to attend a private or parochial school instead of a public school in the District of Columbia, which is widely believed to have one of the nation’s most troubled school districts.
Since the program’s launch in 2004, 7,852 students have applied for these grants, and participants have been chosen by lottery.
Obama — who said last year that “you do what works for the kids” — did not intervene as Congress scheduled the program’s end after the 2009-2010 academic year.
“Now it emerges that Obama’s Department of Education possessed peer-reviewed, congressionally mandated, federally financed research proving this program’s success,” Murdock writes.
“Though it demonstrates ‘what works for the kids,’ DOE hid this study until Congress squelched these children’s dreams.”
An amendment in the Senate to rescue the vouchers program failed on March 10 by a vote of 58-39. The DOE finally released the report on April 3. Even then, DOE researchers were reportedly barred from discussing their findings.
“You’d think we were talking about nuclear secrets, not about a taxpayer-funded pilot program,” an April 5 editorial in the Wall Street Journal reported.
During the March 10 vote, 57 Democrats voted and 54 of them opposed the vouchers program.
Why? Murdock suggested, “Follow the money,” and he pointed out that teachers’ unions shelled out $55,794,000 in political donations between 1999 and 2008, with 96% of the funds going to Democrats.
The “winners” in the Senate vote, he added, are “the teachers’ unions, who hate school choice, hate vouchers, and don’t give a damn about school kids when they threaten union pay, benefits, and control of classrooms.”
Like the Li'l President said, "You do what works for your co-partisan cronies". Or something like that.
***The good news: Rudy Giuliani is the runaway favorite in the 2010 New York gubernatorial race. The bad news: only if he's running against more-unpopular-than-swine-flu incumbent David Paterson. The high likelihood of ending up facing state Attorney-General Andrew Cuomo is most of why the Mayor hasn't committed to an Albany bid as yet, I'd reckon.
***Protecting the lives of American citizens is reaching the threshold of criminality:
President Barack Obama said Tuesday the United States lost "our moral bearings" with gruesome terror-suspect interrogations and he left the door open to prosecuting Bush Administration officials who vouched for their legality....
Obama had said earlier that he didn't want to see prosecutions of CIA agents and interrogators who took part in waterboarding and other harsh interrogation tactics, so long as they acted within parameters spelled out by government superiors who held that such practices were legal at the time.
But the administration's stance on Bush Administration lawyers who actually wrote the memos approving these tactics has been less clear.
Whereas the gruesome terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the very real and palpable threat and fear of a whole string of sequel strikes, and the overriding imperative - shared in by the very same Democrats now going to war against their "criminal" Bushkin predecessors - of doing whatever it took to prevent them, have disappeared down the public policy memory hole. Perhaps to not revive even in the wake of fresh Islamist atrocities on our soil, as the intent of the Obamunist oberfuehrers is clearly to so demonize the very concept of muscular American "forward defense" against those who to this day make unequivocally clear their intent to kill as many of us as they can that there will be public support dared for nothing except the same neurotic, self-loathing, pacifist prostration that got us attacked eight years ago and will get us attacked again, even harder, and sooner rather than later.
Then again, it was on the cover of the San Francisco Chronicle, no less, that appeared the 9/12/01 headline "BASTARDS!" in huge, quivering, Bold-faced-raging capital letters. It took eight years for liberals to agitate and caterwaul and demonize the public back into a September 10th mindset; it'll take mere minutes to reverse it again.
Meanwhile, while Big Time was helpfully suggesting that B.O. stop cherry-picking only the classified CIA reports on how the Bush Administration gathered its al Qaeda-stopping intelligence and leaving out what they did so successfully with said intelligence, Lucifer was revealing anew where his true loyalties lie:
A liberal newspaper columnist and former counsel to billionaire George Soros’ Open Societies Institute has been tapped for a key Defense Department position despite what Washington insiders have termed her “extremist,” Bush-bashing views.
Rosa Brooks will serve as principal adviser to Undersecretary of Defense Michele Flournoy, according to a report in the Weekly Standard. In that substantial insider position, Brooks, who once famously penned that the Bush administration’s “big legal lies paved the way for some of the most shameful episodes in our history,” will have constant contact with DOD policy chief Flournoy, who reports directly to Defense Secretary Robert Gates and eyeballs every major defense department decision....
In 2007, Brooks wrote: “Thanks to U.S. policies, al-Qaida has become the vast global threat the Administration imagined it to be in 2001.”
That sort of attitude, along with Brooks' apparent lack of military or policy experience, has many pundits scratching their heads over the hiring.
Only if they haven't been paying attention. To quote the army of Agents Smith in Matrix Reloaded, "It is inevitable".
A growing chorus of experts is warning the Obama administration’s plan to add 47 million people to the health-insurance rolls may kill hopes for a sustained economic recovery.
Obama’s healthcare plan would follow the $700 billion TARP bailout, the $787 billion stimulus, and a $410 billion, earmark-laden budget appropriation -- at a time when the national debt already exceeds $11 trillion.
Such staggering deficits are leading economists to question whether enough investment capital would be left over once the expected economic recovery takes hold. Any economic recovery could stall or be seriously limited, economists say.
With "cap & tax" costing four grand per household and destroying as many as four million more jobs, just to mention another of Red Barry's (and Fat Albert's) insane, leftwing extremist schemes, I ask again: where will the money come from?
It's a trick question. The money was gone long, long ago. To quote the famous philospher Yosemite Sam, the libs have long since "scraped our hide clean offin' our carcasses"; now they're sucking the marrow from our economic bones like vampires with overbites.
***Has Obamastapo Reichdtierdamm Janet Napolitano "absolutely gone stark raving mad" in replacing America's real Islamist enemies with extremist partisan demonizations of political conservatives and American veterans and serving men & women in uniform? Remove the word "gone" with "always was" and you'll be closer to the pin.
Pity that truth won't matter for another three and a half years - or until Napy becomes too much of a liability for The One to delay any further her introduction to the undercarriage of his PR bus. Somebody'll have to check bin Laden's attack calendar for the specifics.
***Guess we found it - it isn't possible, at least in one sitting. So much for taking big bites. No wonder my mom always warned me against that.
We'll reconvene "later," morale and interest level permitting.
Posted: 04 May 2009 12:57 PM PDT
Click the links below for the latest U.S. government information on the spread of the H1N1 influenza virus.
Posted: 28 Apr 2009 06:52 AM PDT
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan National Army soldiers advised by Coalition forces killed 30 armed militants in Gereshk Disrict, Helmand Province Thursday.
Posted: 28 Apr 2009 06:49 AM PDT
KABUL, Afghanistan - Troops from the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan delivered gifts to a primary school March 15 near Bagram Airfield.
Posted: 28 Apr 2009 06:47 AM PDT
KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan Forces, with a small contingent of Coalition Forces, conducted operations early March 19 in Bati Kowt District, Nangarhar Province, approximately 30 km southeast of Jalalabad, to disable an Al Qaida cell that facilitates suicide bombers and plans improvised explosive device attacks.
Posted: 28 Apr 2009 06:32 AM PDT
KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan and Coalition Forces killed seven Taliban militants and detained three suspected militants during operations March 17 to disrupt an improvised explosive device-making cell responsible for targeting Afghan civilians and Coalition Forces in Kandahar Province.
Posted: 28 Apr 2009 06:30 AM PDT
KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan and Coalition Forces conducted operations March 16 in Logar (Lowgar) and Paktya (Paktia) Provinces to disable an improvised explosive device-making cell and further disrupt the Haqqani network operating in Afghanistan.
Posted: 28 Apr 2009 06:27 AM PDT
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan Special Operations Forces and Coalition Forces killed five militants and detained four suspected militants early March 15 in operations in Kandahar Provinces to disrupt al Qaida and foreign fighter facilitation networks operating in southern Afghanistan.
Posted: 28 Apr 2009 06:24 AM PDT
KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan and Coalition Forces detained four suspected militants during a raid early March 15 in Khowst Province.
Posted: 28 Apr 2009 06:22 AM PDT
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan National Army Commandos from the 205th Corps, advised by Coalition forces, netted drugs and weapons early March 14, during a search of an enemy compound in the Nawa district, Helmand province.
Posted: 28 Apr 2009 06:19 AM PDT
KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan National Police arrested two militants attempting the assassination of ANP officers in Chamkani District, Paktia Province, during the night of March 11.
That’s why it’s vital you act TODAY and sign the petition to the Congressional leadership!
In another hurl-inducing move, Team Obama is going after tax cheats!
President Obama on Monday spelled out his plans to close corporate tax loopholes on U.S. multinational corporations and crack down on overseas tax havens.
The goal is to help create new jobs in the United States and make the tax code fairer.
But tax policy experts and corporate lobbyists say such measures, unless accompanied by a reduction in the corporate tax rate, will push more companies to move their operations — and jobs - overseas to more tax friendly countries.
The White House and Treasury Department laid out three proposals that they say will eliminate the current tax advantages U.S.-based multinationals get for investing and creating jobs abroad.
What's that saying? "Physician, heal thyself?" Who will be administering this policy? Why, none other than Tricky Tim Geithner, Mr. Tax Cheat himself! What's next? Bill Clinton as head of the new Obama Ethics Commission?
Darcy is a Bible translator for the Semandang tribal people in Indonesia. This is the largest tribe New Tribes Mission works with in West Kalimantan, with the most churches and ordained leaders, thus it has a great potential for reaching the rest of Borneo as well as sending missionaries out to all the world.
NTM's missionaries are planting tribal churches to reach people who have never had an opportunity to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ. Their vision is for every tribe to have the opportunity to hear and respond to the Gospel and be able to read God's Word in their own language.
I know I'm not the only one looking for comfort at this time in our country's history. Never have I been so afraid for our future. I was devastated both times Bill Clinton was elected, but I think we are in far more danger now. Clinton's supporters, I think, understood his weaknesses and loved him in spite of them. Obama's, on the other hand, are completely blinded to his glaring character flaws and lack of integrity, and even more dangerous, his lack of insight and judgment regarding world affairs. They honestly think he can save the world, and honestly think he's right when he says we need to "remake" our country. Yes, Barack Obama has more wisdom than the Founding Fathers, in their eyes. Never mind that he has never DONE anything to earn such devotion. They are basing their perception of him on a dream, an image, a fantasy.
Studying this morning, I came across these verses:
"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."
My favorite verse is Romans 8:38 - "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."
On down, though, there is this:
"What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?"
Comfort indeed, when we see more socialism in America's future, when we watch our liberties being taken away one by one.
"For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."