Monday, May 24, 2010

How to Get Blood Out of a Burka

Another too good not to pass on:

Guns & Patriots
How to Get Blood out of a Burka
by Susan Dale

The hits from this White House just keep coming:
“Fulfilling his commitment made last year in Cairo to help deepen ties between business leaders, foundations and entrepreneurs in the United States and Muslim communities around the world, President Obama today kicked off a two-day Entrepreneurship Summit in Washington, DC. ‘We will bring business and social entrepreneurs from Muslim-majority countries to the United States and send their American counterparts to learn from your countries. Women in technology fields will have the opportunity to come to the United States for internships and professional development. And since innovation is central to entrepreneurship, we’re creating new exchanges for science teachers.’
This is at the same time that the American business intern program has been abolished by the Obama Administration.
This is at the same time that Israeli nuclear scientists are denied entry into the United States.
This is at the same time that our soldiers in the two fronts of the war on terror are being shot at by Iranian and Syrian supported Islamist terrorists.
And the United States of America is paying to send our children to Islamic countries TO LEARN?
To learn what? Effective subjugation of women? Proper method of beheading? Religious or philosophical reasons to be a suicide bomber? How to get blood out of a burka?
On second thought, maybe we could learn a little something from the myriad women in technology fields in Libya and Palestine.
How often are we to be insulted by the morons in this Administration until we have had enough? How many more indignities is this President allowed to inflict on us and the country we love before he is stopped? Where is it found in the Constitution that this tragically elected holder of the Office of the Presidency is permitted to continually deride us, insult us, ridicule us, weaken us, minimize us, while bankrupting us?
It’s as if we’ve been occupied.
Does Barack Hussein Obama even hear what he is saying when he comes out with things as preposterous as this ‘initiative?’ Does he think that anyone believes him? No one on earth wants to visit, much less live in, especially not ‘learn’ from one of those Muslim flea pits that Obama so reveres.
Yet he is spending Americans’ tax dollars, and certainly quite a lot of them, to send our children TO LEARN from societies that still live in the 12th century, that keep their women covered, uneducated and housebound, that perpetuate poverty for the majority of their population, that live the most extreme tenets of the most intolerant religion in the world, and that export their children throughout the world to kill themselves and as many infidels as they can take with them.
In contrast, the United States of America, the nation for which Obama has total contempt, has consistently led the world in industrial production and growth, in innovation, in the creation and invention of technology and products that improve not only American lives, but lives worldwide. The United States, despite the Herculean efforts on the part of the American left, “remains the world's largest, richest, and most productive economy.” With less than 5 percent of the world's population, the U.S. produces approximately a quarter of the world's total output of goods and services, and the American standard of living exceeds that of any other industrialized country. The U.S. is not deindustrializing, nor is it losing its overall competitive edge, again despite the hard work by Obama and his fellow leftists.
That is, we were and we did, until you brought hope and change to America, Mr. President.
The policies our current executive is implementing are actually meant to destroy ‘business’ entrepreneurship in America, while the public sector increases dramatically at the expense of the shrinking private sector. Although I’m not quite sure what a ‘social entrepreneur’ is, I would imagine that the creation of a program of such things would cost the American taxpayer yet another vast amount of money that we don’t have and that we wouldn’t want to spend even if we did have it..
At the same time that Barack Hussein Obama destroys our economy, neuters our automobile industry, commits an outright theft of our student loan industry, annihilates our entire health industry, bankrupts our insurance industry, destroys our financial services industry, makes ridiculous the office of the Presidency, continually humiliates our nation on the world stage, alienates every single one of our allies while bowing to our enemies, nullifies American power, throws away American sovereignty, and decimates our military, he is ably and gleefully assisted by the mainstream media that is quite skilled in lulling the American public into the myth that this all really isn’t happening.
It is happening. We are being destroyed as a nation, and at warp speed.
What’s next? Does Obama intend, with insane things like this ‘initiative,’ to have our daughters wrapped in cloths as Muslim men insist upon, and our sons to be bearded and robed, as decreed by Muslim law? Does our current President intend, once we ‘learn’ from the Muslim countries he so admires, the United States of America to accept the rule of Sharia law?
Do you have any idea how close we are to this? Understanding this ‘initiative’ and what it portends reveals a great deal of what this man and this Administration are doing to our nation. Again, due to the mainstream media, a large part of what they are trying to do is under the radar screen, but they if they succeed it will nonetheless be as thorough as if it were an out and out coup d’├ętat.
America remains a great country, for many reasons, and one of them is that we still welcome people of all walks of life to our shores. More than 220 years after our founding, we welcome those who seek opportunity and freedom to the United States, and we revel as they discover, in effect, learn, the glory that it is to become an American.
America changes people, Mr. Obama. America does not need to be changed.

Corruption, Malfeasance, and Tyranny

Another day of evidence of corruption and malfeasance by the administration and attempts by the left to demonize threats to their power. The previously known attempt of the Obama administration to bribe a congressman (Sestak) to keep him out of the PA Senate race against the favored Benedict Arlen Specter is back in the news. The continued attempt to demagogue the Gulf oil incident while doing nothing about it goes on. The left attempts to portray Rand Paul as a racist because he has the courage to challenge the illegitimate, unconstitutional portions of the Civil Rights Act. And nobody raises a peep about this administration actively participating in UN efforts to "regulate" free speech (what an oxymoron!) and supporting UN treaties which (if adopted by the UN) do not require Senate action and that would ban gun ownership by private individuals in America in spite of the Second Amendment under the guise of regulating "small arms trade" around the world. (Which, by the way, would primarily protect tyrants around the world from any grassroots opposition.) We must hope and pray that real "change" comes in November.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wisdom from a Founder

"The aim of every political constitution is, or ought to be, first to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue, the common good of the society; and in the next place, to take the most effectual precautions for keeping them virtuous whilst they continue to hold their public trust." --James Madison

Term Limits

My thinking on term limits has evolved. I used to be against term limits because I really did think that bad elected officials could and should be turned out by the electorate and I did not want to lose those whom I regarded as good. Finally, I realized that over the history of our republic, legislators have created structural barriers which enhance their ability to remain in office. My frustration over these inappropriate structural barriers to electoral defeat has made me willing to sacrifice those officials whom I like and respect in exchange for eliminating any chance of anyone becoming a career officeholder. These structural changes run the gamut from playing games with how the districts are drawn (gerrymandering - named after an early congressman who managed to get a district created for him that resembled a salamander, but which appears tame compared to many modern districts which may follow a highway for miles to link two areas of concentration of the "right" voters), corruption of how the population is counted (using "estimates" or "sampling" and employing criminal organizations such as ACORN) instead of just COUNTING people, the so-called Campaign Finance Reform law (more appropriately known as the Incumbent Protection Act), "ear-marks" (outright bribery of their constituents and financial supporters), the ability to dominate news because of their incumbency, the ability to dominate campaign funding (again because of their incumbency), and enhanced name recognition due to incumbency (usually for far too long.) In addition, it has become far too obvious that even those who enter congress with modest personal means all seem to leave quite wealthy (obviously without having any evidence of having provided any significant product or service to the economy.) On top of all that, they have created a retirement plan that rewards them with a lifetime income easily in the top 5-10% of Americans after as little as two terms in congress.
In my opinion, no one should be allowed to occupy any office for more than two terms. He may run for some other office if he wishes, but upon leaving office, he should receive NO benefit (pension, health insurance, etc.) greater than would be earned in a similar time of service in the private sector with a similar salary or income. He also should be prohibited from being appointed to any government position or be permitted to function as a lobbyist after leaving office. In other words, elected officials must be forced to return to private life after their terms end.
Making such changes would result in the election of citizens who would know upon embarking on public life that they would also be returning to private life. Such elected officials would be more likely motivated to perform their duties in accordance with the Constitution and with less intent on the accumulation of wealth and/or power. This may also result in more people with real life experience and intelligence in office rather than the boobs (such as Pelosi, "f**kin big deal" Biden, "Guam may tip over" Johnson, Cynthia McKinney, "the system worked" Janet Napolitano, "57 states" Obama, etc) who are such embarrassingly stupid and/or uninformed officeholders. These changes would probably also significantly diminish the undeserved and unearned arrogance and elitism of those who do get elected.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

? Wisest or most Prescient of our Founders

When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe ,
we shall become as corrupt as Europe .
Thomas Jefferson 

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those 
who are willing to work and give to those who would not. 
Thomas Jefferson 

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. 
A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world. 
Thomas Jefferson 

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government 
from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. 
Thomas Jefferson   

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government. 
Thomas Jefferson 
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. 

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms 
is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. 
Thomas Jefferson 

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of 
patriots and tyrants. 
Thomas Jefferson 

To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he 
disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical. 
Thomas Jefferson 

Thomas  Jefferson said in 1802:
'I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. 
If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their 
currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will 
grow up around the banks will deprive the
people of all property - until their children 
wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.'

Which Side of the Fence

If a conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn’t buy one. If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat. If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life. If a liberal is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation. A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels. Liberals demand that those they don't like be shut down.

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church. A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced. (Unless it's a foreign religion, of course!)

If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it. A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.

Concerns with Islam

Another too good not to post:

A newspaper stated that some Muslim doctor is saying we are profiling him because he has been checked three times while getting on an airplane.

The following is a letter from a pilot. This well spoken man, who is a pilot with American Airlines, says what is in his heart, beautifully....

'YOU WORRY ME!' By American Airlines Pilot - Captain John Maniscalco
I've been trying to say this since 911, but you worry me. I wish you didn't. I wish when I walked down the streets of this country that I love, that your color and culture still blended with the beautiful human landscape we enjoy in this country. But you don't blend in anymore. I notice you, and it worries me.

I notice you because I can't help it anymore. People from your homelands, professing to be Muslims, have been attacking and killing my fellow citizens and our friends for more than 20 years now. I don't fully understand their grievances and hate, but I know that nothing can justify the inhumanity of their attacks.

On September 11, ARAB-MUSLIMS hijacked four jetliners in my country. They cut the throats of women in front of children and brutally stabbed to death others. They took control of those planes and crashed them into buildings killing thousands of proud fathers, loving sons, wise grandparents, elegant daughters, best friends, favorite coaches, fearless public servants, and children's mothers. The Palestinians celebrated, the Iraqis were overjoyed as was most of the Arab world. So, I notice you now. I don't want to be worried. I don't want to be consumed by the same rage and hate and prejudice that has destroyed the soul of these terrorists But I need your help. As a rational American, trying to protect my country and family in an irrational and unsafe world, I must know how to tell the difference between you, and the Arab/Muslim terrorist.

How do I differentiate between the true Arab/Muslim Americans and the Arab/Muslim terrorists in our communities who are attending our schools, enjoying our parks, and living in OUR communities under the protection of OUR constitution, while they plot the next attack that will slaughter these same good neighbors and children?

The events of September 11th changed the answer. It is not my responsibility to determine which of you embraces our great country, with ALL of its religions, with ALL of its different citizens, with all of its faults. It is time for every Arab/Muslim in this country to determine it for me. I want to know, I demand to know, and I have a right to know, whether or not you love America. Do you pledge allegiance to its flag? Do you proudly display it in front of your house, or on your car? Do you pray in your many daily prayers that Allah will bless this nation, that He will protect and prosper it? Or do you pray that Allah with destroy it in one of your Jihad's? Are you thankful for the freedom that only this nation affords? A freedom that was paid for by the blood of hundreds of thousands of patriots who gave their lives for this country? Are you willing to preserve this freedom by also paying the ultimate sacrifice? Do you love America ? If this is your commitment, then I need YOU to start letting ME know about it.

Your Muslim leaders in this nation should be flooding the media at this time with hard facts on your faith, and what hard actions you are taking as a community and as a religion to protect the United States of America. Please, no more benign overtures of regret for the death of the innocent because I worry about who you regard as innocent. No more benign overtures of condemnation for the unprovoked attacks because I worry about what is unprovoked to you. I am not interested in any more sympathy. I am only interested in action. What will you do for America - our great country - at this time of crisis, at this time of war?

I want to see Arab-Muslims waving the AMERICAN flag in the streets. I want to hear you chanting 'Allah Bless America ' I want to see young Arab/Muslim men enlisting in the military. I want to see a commitment of money, time, and emotion to the victims of this butchering and to this nation as a whole.

The FBI has a list of over 400 people they want to talk to regarding the attack. Many of these people live and socialize right now in Muslim communities. You know them. You know where they are. Hand them over to us, now! But I have seen little even approaching this sort of action. Instead I have seen an already closed and secretive community close even tighter. You have disappeared from the streets. You have posted armed security guards at your facilities. You have threatened lawsuits. You have screamed for protection from reprisals.

The very few Arab/Muslim representatives that HAVE appeared in the media were defensive and equivocating. They seemed more concerned with making sure that the United States proves who was responsible before taking action. They seemed more concerned with protecting their fellow Muslims from violence directed towards them in the United States and abroad than they did with supporting our country and denouncing 'leaders' like Khadafy, Hussein, Farrakhan, and Arafat.

If the true teachings of Islam proclaim tolerance and peace and love for all people, then I want chapter and verse from the Koran and statements from popular Muslim leaders to back it up. What good is it if the teachings in the Koran are good, and pure, and true, when your 'leaders' are teaching fanatical interpretations, terrorism, and intolerance? It matters little how good Islam SHOULD BE if huge numbers of the world's Muslims interpret the teachings of Mohammed incorrectly and adhere to a degenerative form of the religion. A form that has been demonstrated to us over and over again. A form whose structure is built upon a foundation of violence, death, and suicide. A form whose members are recruited from the prisons around the world. A form whose members (some as young as five years old) are seen day after day, week in and week out, year after year, marching in the streets around the world, burning effigies of our presidents, burning the American flag, shooting weapons into the air. A form whose members convert from a peaceful religion, only to take up arms against the great United States of America, the country of their birth. A form whose rules are so twisted, that their traveling members refuse to show their faces at airport security checkpoints, in the name of Islam.

We will NEVER allow the attacks of September 11, or any others for that matter, to take away that which is so precious to us: Our rights under the greatest constitution in the world. I want to know where every Arab Muslim in this country stands and I think it is my right and the right of every true citizen of this country to demand it. A right paid for by the blood of thousands of my brothers and sisters who died protecting the very constitution that is protecting you and your family. I am pleading with you to let me know. I want you here as my brother, my neighbor, my friend, as a fellow American. But there can be no gray areas or ambivalence regarding your allegiance, and it is up to YOU, to show ME, where YOU stand. Until then, 'YOU WORRY ME!'

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Immigration thoughts

This was just too good to not re-post. This letter displays the attitude any immigrant or immigrant wanna-be should have.

From: "David LaBonte"
My wife, Rosemary, wrote a wonderful letter to the editor of the O(range) C(ounty) Register which, of course, was not printed. So, I decided to "print" it myself by sending it out on the Internet. Pass it along if you feel so inclined. Written in response to a series of letters to the editor in the Orange County Register:

Dear Editor:
So many letter writers have based their arguments on how this land is made up of immigrants. Ernie Lujan for one, suggests we should tear down the Statue of Liberty because the people now in question aren't being treated the same as those who passed through Ellis Island and other ports of entry.

Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people like Mr. Lujan why today's American is not willing to accept this new kind of immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to the United States, people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in New York and be documented. Some would even get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new American households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home.

They had waved good bye to their birth place to give their children a new life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture. Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labor laws to protect them. All they had were the skills and craftsmanship they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity.

Most of their children came of age when World War II broke out. My father fought along side men whose parents had come straight over from Germany, Italy, France and Japan . None of these 1st generation Americans ever gave any thought about what country their parents had come from. They were Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor of Japan. They were defending the United States of America as one people.

When we liberated France, no one in those villages were looking for the French-American or the German American or the Irish American. The people of France saw only Americans. And we carried one flag that represented one country. Not one of those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country's flag and waving it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here. These immigrants truly knew what it meant to be an American. They stirred the melting pot into one red, white and blue bowl.

And here we are with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules, one that includes the entitlement card and a guarantee of being faithful to their mother country. I'm sorry, that's not what being an American is all about. I believe that the immigrants who landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900's deserve better than that for all the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising future generations to create a land that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better life. I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags.

And for that suggestion about taking down the Statue of Liberty, it happens to mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on the immigration bill. I wouldn't start talking about dismantling the United States just yet.

(signed) Rosemary LaBonte

In other words, we WELCOME immigrants who want to come and BECOME AMERICANS and contribute to the continuing greatness of America. You can remember and respect your heritage, but don't try to impose that heritage or culture here. If you want to maintain that culture instead of becoming AMERICAN, stay home.