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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Florida Senator George LeMieux Speaks About Oil Spill

The Senator's floor speech and Ed Morrissey interview took place earlier today.



The Ed Morrissey Show with guest, Senator George LeMieux.
via Hot Air.

The Daily News: June 22, 2010







After big 1979 spill, a stunning recovery

Thirty-one years since the worst oil spill in North American history blanketed 150 miles of Texas beach, tourists noisily splash in the surf and turtles drag themselves into the dunes to lay eggs.

"You look around, and it's like the spill never happened," shrugs Tunnell, a marine biologist. "There's a lot of perplexity in it for many of us."

Academy Award-Winner Jon Voight to President Obama: You Have Betrayed Israel and Arizona


"You will be the first American president that lied to the Jewish people, and the American people as well, when you said that you would defend Israel, the only Democratic state in the Middle East, against all their enemies. You have done just the opposite. You have propagandized Israel, until they look like they are everyone's enemy - and it has resonated throughout the world. You are putting Israel in harm's way, and you have promoted anti-Semitism throughout the world."

Jon Voight in today’s Washington Times:

President Barack Obama meets with Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas

Feds bash reliability of birth documents

The review of birth-certification procedures and documentation said there are too many open doors through which fraud can enter the system to rely significantly on the document.

‘ACORN Youth Union’ Chapters Were Funded by Justice Department, Says GAO

The U.S. Justice Department gave a group called the New York Agency for Community Affairs a grant of $135,130 in fiscal year 2005 to “provide youth leadership training to students at select New York City schools, form ‘ACORN Youth Union’ chapters, and coordinate student campaigns to address issues such as school funding, neighborhood safety, and school governance,” according to a Government Accountability Office report released this week.

Road Built With Stimulus Cash Named 'President Barack Obama Parkway'

It’s official: An 800-foot stretch of Orlando road is now named “President Barack Obama Parkway.”

Charges Dismissed Against Man who Rushed Wife to Hospital

"Charges of traffic violations, evading arrest, assault on a police officer, reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct and registration violation have been dismissed against Jessie Wright. These charges stem from the incident that occurred at Erlanger Hospital on June 16th, just after midnight.

What $13 trillion would buy: iPhones for the world

The ratio of U.S. public debt to gross domestic product, or GDP, is close to 60%, according to USDebtClock.org, a website that uses government data to calculate information about the national debt.

McChrystal in Hot Water for Rolling Stone Interview

The top U.S. war commander in Afghanistan is being called to the White House for a face-to-face meeting with President Obama after issuing an apology Tuesday for an interview in which he described the president as unprepared for their first meeting.

Fox News: McChrystal Apologizes for Remarks in Magazine Profile

The Washington Post: Top allied commander apologizes for magazine profile

CONTENT WARNING: Strong language is used in the Rolling Stone interview.
Rolling Stone: The Runaway General

The Right Doctrine is One of Pre-Emption

Breitbart: Former Israeli top spy calls for strike on Iran

Lawsuits Filed to Stop Moratorium on Drilling

AP: Louisiana companies ask judge to end drilling moratorium

UPDATE: via Bloomberg - U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman today granted a preliminary injunction, halting the moratorium.

UPDATE 2, 8:15pm ET: AP is reporting "Interior Secretary Salazar says he will issue order imposing drilling moratorium."

In case you don't know, the Executive branch of our Federal government is being run by lawless people in a lawless manner. This fact becomes more and more clear on a daily basis. The sad thing is, no one in Congress is standing up to these people trying to stop their evil deeds.

I just listened to a clip of Rush from today where he describes the plan of Obama to create a court within the Executive branch to adjudicate all health care litigation. Do you comprehend the enormity of this statement? This is his attempt to begin elimination of the Judicial branch of our government.

He has already canceled the authority of the US Congress by having them (!) vote for new, broad, sweeping powers to be given to the Executive branch. Congress voted for these new powers and they have, in effect, made themselves irrelevant. This has all happened so rapidly that it's extremely difficult to stay abreast of the changes.

I don't believe America will survive this. I have tried to be hopeful that we would be able to overturn the damage done by Obama but I no longer have any hope for our nation. The assault by this man and his comrades has been too rapid and is too overwhelming.

Therefore, if you own land, it's time to start farming your land so you can provide food for you and your family. If you don't own land, sell what you can to buy land. We may have one to two years left.

Reggie
6/22/2010

Unidentified Submarine Spotted in Florida Waters

The Palm Beach Post: Boater chases mysterious periscope off Hollywood beach

The Dismantling of America

Thomas Sowell: Is U.S. Now On Slippery Slope To Tyranny?

Monday, June 21, 2010

Times Square bomb suspect pleads guilty

Calling himself a Muslim soldier, a defiant Pakistan-born U.S. citizen pleaded guilty Monday to carrying out the failed Times Square car bombing and left a sinister warning that unless the U.S. leaves Muslim lands alone, "we will be attacking U.S."

The Daily News: June 21, 2010







Reno Restaurant Flies Mexican Flag Above American Flag

iPad Competition???


Toshiba has unveiled a new dual-screen, touch-screen mini laptop designed for surfing the internet, sending and receiving emails and keeping up to speed with social networking sites on the move.

The Libretto W100 runs Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system, and has two 7in, LED-backlit touch-screens. Toshiba says its compact size and clamshell form factor provides "unrivalled flexibility".

Vote Early, Vote Often in New York

Hey Judge, isn't this unconstitutional? Why are the people of New York allowing a judge to do this? I'm sure every politician is looking at this and making arrangements for "6 votes for each minority and 1 vote for each white" to go nationwide. What are we becoming? - Reggie

The Washington Post: Vote system that elected NY Hispanic could expand

Republic Heritage posted about this before.

China to Become #1 in Manufacturing

Financial Times: After 110 years, US manufacturing crown slips

Saturday, June 21, 1788

The Powers of the Judiciary
The Federalist No. 80 by Alexander Hamilton

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Syrian President Makes Ominous Statement About War

via The Right Scoop



And then there's this...

The Jerusalem Post: Hamas official calls for shooting rockets from the West Bank.

The blockade is keeping Hamas from smuggling rockets into Gaza so Hamas is now calling for rockets to start bombarding Israel from the West Bank! The truth is revealed by the Muslims, themselves. Gaza doesn't want food and medicine - they want rockets!

How is it that the world can't see the hatred these Muslims have for the Jews? Are they blind? It is so obvious and yet the world is fooled by these anti-Semitic monsters that talk about peace. And talk is all they do when it comes to living peacefully and letting Israel live in peace.

Islam is evil to the core and these Muslims in Gaza and the West Bank are evil, as well.

Reggie
6/20/2010

Rahm Emanuel expected to quit White House

Washington insiders say he will quit within six to eight months in frustration at their unwillingness to "bang heads together" to get policy pushed through.

BP Gets a Raw Deal

The Heritage Foundation: Trust Fund Ignores Rule of Law

DISCLOSE Act Could be in Trouble

The DISCLOSE (Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections) Act is another way of saying: No More Free Speech!

Hot Air: Pelosi pulls DISCLOSE Act

The Washington Post: DISCLOSE Act in jeopardy after interest groups balk at NRA deal

Government Intervention Only Harms Economy

Thomas Sowell: A Mind-Changing Page

From December 16, 2009

Media Does Have Double Standard

Congressional Theater

Obama: No Amnesty? No Border Security

'Son of Hamas' Deportation Hearing Set for June 30

Republic Heritage posted articles about the Obama administration seeking to deport Mosab Hassan Yousef because they view him as a threat to our national security. We ask that you keep Yousef in your prayers as he goes to the hearing in ten days. - Reggie

Haaretz Newspaper: United States looking to deport 'Son of Hamas' spy

Is a Showdown With Iran in the Works?

Business Insider: 11 US Battleships Cross Suez Canal Into Red Sea

Israel National News: US, Israel Warships in Suez May Be Prelude to Faceoff with Iran

International agreements require Egypt to keep the Suez open even for warships, but the armada, led by the USS Truman with 5,000 sailors and marines, was the largest in years.


The USS Truman

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Obama Gives Part of Arizona to Mexicans

The Power Of Palin

The video below aired on June 9, the day after the recent primary elections.



Sarah Palin: The Nature of Those Tough, Self-Sufficient Bears

The video below aired on June 18.

'It's about an ingrown, organic hate'

Rabbi David F. Nesenoff: I asked Helen Thomas about Israel. Her answer revealed more than you think.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Census Workers Discover the Anger of Americans

The Washington Post: An unexpected result for some census takers: the wrath of irate Americans

EU Intends to Stop its Keynesian Public-Spending Projects

Hot Air: Merkel says EU will “swiftly” end stimulus programs, focus on debt

Economic theories at odds with one another.

Friedrich A. Hayek, author of The Road to Serfdom, advanced the theory Ronald Reagan used.

John Maynard Keynes advanced the theory Barack Obama is using.

As you can see by the headline above, the EU has been using the Keynes theory for some time (Greece!) but they have discovered it leads to destruction. Mr. Obama intends to continue using Keynesian economics in the United States.

I have previously posted the rap video below but thought it was time for a refresher due to the topic at hand. If you have trouble understanding the lyrics, click here.

Reggie
6/19/2010

We Must Stop This Gusher!

Michael Ramirez Cartoon

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Darkness is Rising

The Weekly Standard: The Return of the Ottomans

Ann Coulter on The O'Reilly Factor

Rush Limbaugh joins Golf Channel series

Rush Limbaugh will star in the third season of Golf Channel's series "The Haney Project," where coach Hank Haney attempts to improve a celebrity's golf game over the course of a season.

Obama Needs Applause


The first thing I noticed during the speech: I had never seen such an empty desk before., It was so clear, you could see all the dents in the desk, from where the previous presidents actually did some work.

Radical Islamists hold recruitment drive in Chicago

One thing that we must remember and realize. Although the media would like us to believe that Islam is a peaceful religion except for a few nut cases it is not. If you are a Muslim then you believe that the heads of the "infidel" need to roll. Maybe not yet but at an appointed time. If you don't believe that then renounce the Muslim faith. It is far from peaceful. Just read the Koran.

Instead of the word "Radical Islamist" I prefer "Impatient Islamist".

These people should be run out of our country.

Here is an article I wrote not long ago on this subject: When will the media wake up and see the truth?

May I also suggest taking the time to watch these insightful videos: Walid Shoebat: Islam in Bible Prophecy

- Michael

...the goal is to persuade attendees to “answer the call” to "join the campaign" for a Khilafah, or global Islamic empire.

Free speech restored at Liberty Bell display

A federal appeals court has restored to the public First Amendment speech protections at the historical Philadelphia site where the Liberty Bell – which carries the biblical admonition from Leviticus 25:10 to "Proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof" – is on display.

A Snakebit President



But Mr. Obama is starting to look unlucky, and–file this under Mysteries of Leadership–that is dangerous for him because Americans get nervous when they have a snakebit president. They want presidents on whom the sun shines.

Global warming book withdrawn and Leonardo DiCaprio's Video Pulled

It is unbelievable the agenda these people have. They hate this country. They are not trying to help us. They want to control us. Next and very soon they will be taxing the air we breath.

- Michael

Millard Public Schools will stop using a children's book about global warming -- but only until the district can obtain copies with a factual error corrected.

However, the district will cease to use a companion video about global warming, narrated by actor Leonardo DiCaprio, he wrote.

REPUBLICANS PLAN TO HIRE DOZENS OF INVESTIGATORS TO TARGET OBAMA

Rep. Darrell Issa, the conservative firebrand whose specialty is lobbing corruption allegations at the Obama White House, is making plans to hire dozens of subpoena-wielding investigators if Republicans win the House this fall.

Obama says GOP making life harder for the jobless

President Barack Obama on Saturday pinned blame on Republicans for making life harder for the unemployed and for those who could lose their jobs without new federal intervention.

U.S. Testing Pain Ray in Afghanistan



The U.S. mission in Afghanistan centers around swaying locals to its side. And there’s no better persuasion tool than an invisible pain ray that makes people feel like they’re on fire.

News From the Dark Side

I highly recommend two blogs that are doing great investigative reporting about the overthrow of our Republic. The blogs are KeyWikiBlog and New Zeal. I believe they are both based in New Zealand.

Put their links in your bookmarks. We need to know the scope of who and what we're fighting against. - Reggie

KeyWikiBlog: Communists use Democrats to destroy “ultra-right”

KeyWikiBlog: Communist Party blueprint for 2010 includes “ever wider insurgency and militancy”

KeyWikiBlog: Obama’s Marxist allies move forward on healthcare, socialist agenda

A Little Mark Levin to Start the Day

Levin defends Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX)


Levin goes after Bill O'Reilly of The O'Reilly Factor on Fox News


via The Right Scoop

Friday, June 18, 2010

What a Contrast

American Thinker: Katrina and BP, Two Sides of the Same Coin

hat tip Mark Levin

Paul Ryan on Washington's Borrow and Spend Spree

The Daily News: June 18, 2010

I haven't had the time to watch this before posting it so I don't know if there will be audio problems. If there are problems, let me know. - Reggie







Listen to One Who Knows Communism

via The Right Scoop

Glenn Beck caller from the former Soviet Union says he's very scared by what he is seeing happen in the United States. We must stop this transformation of America, somehow. - Reggie

It's Come to This...

via Glenn Beck

Obama Admin to Sue Arizona Over Immigration Law

Teachers Take Kids on a Protest Trip to Arizona

Leave our kids alone!

Los Angeles Unified School District gathered last month for an unusual field trip — to Arizona, to protest that state's controversial immigration law.

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll: Down to 41%

Forty-six percent (46%) Strongly Disapprove, Overall, 41% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's performance.



Hayward relieved of managerial duties in BP shakeup

BP executives acknowledge Hayward has blown it as the company's face during the crisis.

Putin boasts new jet fighter better than U.S. plane

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin climbed into the cockpit of Russia's newest fighter jet on Thursday and said it would trump a U.S.-built rival, the F-22 Raptor.

'Welcome to the Open-Borders Club Fed'

Michelle Malkin: Club Fed for illegal aliens

FCC Continues to Overstep Its Authority

Let's face it. Our Federal government is practicing lawlessness in every department. If they allow elections to take place in November (I'm not convinced they will) we must vote out as many Democrats/Progressives/Marxists as possible. If not, America will not survive after two more years with these people in power.
- Reggie

The Daily Caller: FCC votes to reconsider regulating Internet providers

Ricochet Podcast Episode 21: Soccer is a Mac

Listen to the latest podcast from Ricochet. They have changed their player to start automatically so I decided not to post it. The schedule of the podcast is below.

June 17, 2010
Andrew Klavan sits in the Steyn chair and hosts Tucker Carlson and Jonah Goldberg. We cover why soccer is a Mac, the future of conservative media, talk about Sarah, the spill, Rob's Hillary theory, and why it's just like a horror movie.

0:00 Opening Chat
11:40 Tucker Carlson
36:10 Jonah Goldberg
1:16:55 Closing Chat

Questions? Comments? Join the conversation at Ricochet or write us at podcast@ricochet.com.

Look Out!

Michael Ramirez Cartoon

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Wednesday, June 18, 1788

The Judiciary Continued
The Federalist No. 79 by Alexander Hamilton

Thursday, June 17, 2010

There's Gold in Them There Hills

UK Mail Online: The $1trillion jackpot: U.S. discovers vast natural deposits of gold, iron, copper and lithium in Afghanistan

The New York Times: World’s Mining Companies Covet Afghan Riches

Mike Pence: “Turkey needs to count the cost.”

The Speaker's Lobby: Lawmakers Threaten Turkey with Reprisals Over Israel

World Jewish Congress: If Israel goes down, we all go down

No Coattails

48% said support from Obama would make them less likely to vote for someone

Hot Air: Shock poll: Obama’s endorsement makes voters less likely to vote for someone

South Carolina Politics

Hot Air: Breaking: South Carolina Democrats uphold Alvin Greene’s primary win

Ann Coulter: Alvin Greene: The Most Qualified Democrat I've Ever Seen

Politico: South Carolina GOP breaks ranks on Nikki Haley

This is Lunacy!

ABC News: BP Oil Spill: Against Gov. Jindal's Wishes, Crude-Sucking Barges Stopped by Coast Guard

Hot Air: Coast Guard shuts down oil-skimming barges due to … lack of life vests onboard

This is the result of big government and is the reason the Founders of this country wrote the Constitution in order to limit the duties and power of the Federal government. They knew if the feds were allowed to operate unchecked (which they are!) we would have this complete, total, absolute, madness in charge of us and controlling more and more of our lives. The Governor of Louisiana is being hindered by the Federal government from protecting his coast and because of that the oil is coming ashore. Frankly, he has been hindered by them since the start of this catastrophe.

Why have We the People allowed this government to grow to the size it is today? And, don't look now, but they continue to grab more and more power from the States and from the people. It never ends!!

Mark Levin believes we are now living under a soft tyranny and I think he's right. The question is, when does the hard tyranny begin? It's coming.

The worst is yet to come!!

Reggie
6/17/2010

The Daily News: June 17, 2010







It's a Shakedown to Give Obama Another Slush Fund

I understand Republicans are distancing themselves from Mr. Barton and one congressman has called for him to step down from the committee. I hope he holds his ground. He is right about this shakedown and slush fund. The law requires BP to give a maximum of $75 million for this accident. Evidently, the Chicago thugocracy in the White House made them an offer they couldn't refuse.
- Reggie

Hey, Let's SELL Citizenship. Great Idea!

I wake up everyday knowing it can't get worse in this world. Everyday I'm proven wrong. These people are nuts. - Reggie
UK Telegraph: Nobel Laureate Gary Becker says immigrants should pay

The World Bullies Israel into Relaxing Blockade

The Jerusalem Post: Israel to liberalize Gaza policy

No Worries. He's on the Job!

via Real Clear Politics




Oil Wave Crashing Just Off Orange Beach, Alabama

Business Insider: 16 Burning Questions About The Oil Spill That We Deserve To Have Answered










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AP photo

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

And the Hits Just Keep on Comin'

Human Events: Congress Wants To Bail Out Union Pensions

PayPal Drops Geller in Violation of 'Acceptable Use'

Pamela Geller: Paypal's Shameful Decision and Shameless Reversal

















via Atlas Shrugs

Pamela Geller now uses GPal. Perhaps, you should consider doing the same.

Oklahoma Playing Offense Against Sharia Law

Fox News: Oklahoma Lawmakers Seek Voter Backing to Ban Shariah From Courts

And then there's this:

Atlas Shrugs: Obama Supports Sharia Law and Constitutional Change In Kenya: Islamic Killer Bomb Blasts Anti-Sharia Political Rally

Jihad Watch: "I've become an enemy of the people for speaking the truth about Islam"

The Daily News: June 15, 2010

Sorry, my usual source for The Daily News had trouble with the audio in the fourth segment so I had to scramble to find the show elsewhere. - Reggie







'Atlas Shrugged' the Movie is Underway

Variety: Cameras role on 'Atlas'

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Colossal

iPhone 4 scheduled to be released June 24

The Wall Street Journal: AT&T, Apple Struggle to Handle iPhone Orders

The New York Times: iPhone 4 Orders Swamp AT&T and Apple Sites

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Jordan's New Quest: Nuclear Power

The Jerusalem Post: 'Jordan seeks to be nuclear power'

Obama Covets Crisis

Michelle Malkin: Pining for his own 9/11

John Podhoretz: Obama's 9/11 envy

What? Is This Right?

AP: Residents get 6 votes each in suburban NY election

Congress shall make no law...

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances

Dick Morris: Obama vs. press freedom

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell

Boehner Statement on President Obama’s Oval Office Address

Greene is Not a Plant - SC Voted for Him - End of Story

hat tip to Hot Air



hat tip to The Right Scoop

'Where is the Liberal Drudge?'

The Hill: The Drudge factor

House Ethics Panel Seeking info on 5 Republicans, 3 Democrats

The Hill: Exclusive: House ethics office asks lobbyists for info on lawmakers

What is He Saying?

The American Spectator: Barack Obama's Body Language

Tea Party Goes Global

The Daily Caller: International protest groups take up ‘Tea Party’ flag in Moscow, Tel Aviv and the Hague

“We will arrive with protest signs and flags — both Israeli flags and Gadsden Flags,” Karpa said. “We’ve even arranged to have several Gadsden flags produced with ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ printed on them in Hebrew.”


Bilderberg 2010 Completed

Just like Fox. 'We report, you decide.' - Reggie

UK Guardian: Bilderberg 2010: What we have learned

The Original Constitution: What it Actually Said and Meant

Barack Obama and other supporters of unlimited federal power would like us to believe that we can’t uncover the Constitution’s original meaning. In essence, they’re telling us that we don’t have a Constitution at all. Rob Natelson’s new book, The Original Constitution, shows us that such a view is little more than….a crock.

Tenth Amendment Center: A Tavern in 1791

Monday, June 14, 2010

At Least One Brit Has a Change of Heart

Not that we should feel singled out. The Obama administration has scorned America’s other established friends. It has betrayed Poland and the Czech Republic, whose Atlanticist governments had agreed to accept the American missile defence system at immense political cost, only to find the project cancelled. It has alienated Israel and India. It has even managed to fall out with Canada over its “Buy American” rules and its decision to drill in disputed Arctic waters. Never has there been a worse time to be a US ally.


Daniel Hannan: I admit it: I was wrong to have supported Barack Obama

Papers Review Beck's New Book 'The Overton Window'

USA Today: Glenn Beck is in on this conspiracy

UK Guardian: Glenn Beck puts his conspiracy theories into new novel The Overton Window

Spooky Czars Abound in Obama White House

“The fetus, given the opportunity to develop properly before birth, and given the essential early socializing experiences and sufficient nourishing food during the crucial early years after birth, will ultimately develop into a human being. Where any of these essential elements is lacking, the resultant individual will be deficient in some respect.”

emphasis mine
CNSNews: Obama's Science Czar on His Past Work: ‘If You Read It and You Have a Problem, You’re Misreading It’

Mark Levin interviews Alvin Greene

The Daily News: June 14, 2010







The Fabulously Incredible Blue Angels

I don't know about you but I need a break from all of the politics today. In honor of National Flag Day and love for American exceptionalism let's watch some aerobatics by the U. S. Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron known as The Blue Angels.

If you ever have a chance to see this squadron in person, do not hesitate. You will never forget it. Enjoy! - Reggie

Fat Albert takeoff during the day



And Fat Albert takeoff at night



The Sneak Pass...



What is it like to be in one of the Blue Angel planes?



And then there's this...

August 30, 2008 — Blue Angel lifting the water up during take off... And yes, I intentionally stopped following the jet to film the water! TURN YOUR SPEAKERS UP AND ENJOY!!


Unless Things Change, America is Not Far Behind

CNBC: Moody's Cuts Greece Government Ratings to Junk

FAA Pressured to Allow Drones to Fly Over US

Wait a minute... what country is this, again?

AP: FAA under pressure to open US skies to drones

'The Unions Rode into Arkansas Like Custer'

Michael Barone: Big Labor Is Humbled by Blanche Lincoln's Win

'Some Republicans' Just Don't Get It

Turns out, not all Republicans are rooting for their own to win the House.


What??? These "Republicans" are talking about politics. My Lord, man!

We the People are trying to save the country! Get on board or get out of the way! - Reggie

The Daily Caller: Some Republicans fear winning back the House in 2010 could cost the party in 2012

“The Fatal Conceit”

Big Government: Barack and Benito

“The Speech That Should Have Changed America”

The Greenroom: Malaise

One More ObamaCare Lie Revealed

AP: Report: Employers to see 2011 medical costs jump

Congressman Bob Etheridge (D-NC) Assaults Student



UPDATE: The jackbooted, goose-stepping thug of a congressman released a statement. Where's the arrest warrant?

UPDATE II: Read the account of this incident by The Washington Post. The Post makes excuses for the maniacal congressman and blames the students for his assault of the young man even going so far to call it a "hug," not an assault. This is outrageous!

There is another "news" organization that shall remain nameless, but whose initials are MS-NBC, reporting this may have been a setup by these students. Really? So, these students plotted with someone that knew the congressman would assault them if they asked whether or not he supported Obama's agenda. Seriously? And the other member of the plot told them to be sure to video the encounter? Right.

This is becoming a leftist pattern. First, Democrats and news media attacked (and continue to do so) South Carolina Senate candidate, Alvin Greene, as mentally ill and as an election "plant." Today, the same people are attacking unknown students speculating they may be "plants" that were assaulted by a sitting Democrat congressman because they had the nerve to ask him a question.

If the congressman were a Republican, the media and other lawmakers would be screaming for his resignation and for charges to be filed. Why aren't we??

Reggie
6/14/2010

hat tip to Big Government and if YouTube scrubs this video, Hot Air has it here.

Another Flotilla Headed to Gaza

Reuters: Iranian aid ships head for Gaza

Jihad Watch: Act of war: Iranian "aid" ships head for Gaza

Atlas Shrugs: Iranian War Ships Head for Gaza: Media Affectionately calls them "Aid Ships"

And then there's this...

Reuters: Israel denounces Castro "swastika" remarks

National Flag Day

My fellow Americans:

Today we celebrate Flag Day, the birthday of our Stars and Stripes. As we think back over the history of our nation's flag, we remember that the story of its early years was often one of hardship and trials, sometimes a fight for simple survival.

Such is the story behind our Star-Spangled Banner. It was 2 years into the War of 1812, and America seemed to be teetering on the edge of defeat. The British had already taken our Capital and burned the White House. Baltimore was the next target in a grand design to divide our forces and crush this newly independent nation of upstart colonies. All that stood between the British and Baltimore were the guns of Fort McHenry, blocking their entry into Baltimore Harbor.

The British bombardment lasted for 25 hours. Through the dark hours of the night, the rockets fired and the bombs exploded. And a young American patriot named Key, held captive aboard a British ship, watched anxiously for some proof, some sign, that liberty would prevail. You can imagine his joy when the next morning, in the dawn's early light, he looked out and saw the banner still flying -- a little tattered and torn, but still flying proudly above the ramparts. Fort McHenry and the brave men manning it had withstood the assault. Baltimore was saved. The United States, this great experiment in human freedom, as George Washington described it, would endure.

Thinking back to those times, one realizes that our democracy is so strong because it was forged in the fires of adversity. In those dark days of the war, it must have been easy to give in to despair. But our forefathers were motivated by a cause beyond themselves. From the harsh winter of Valley Forge to the blazing night above Fort McHenry, those patriot soldiers were sustained by the ideals of human freedom. Through the hardships and the setbacks, they kept their eyes on that ideal and purpose, just as through the smoke of battle they kept a lookout for the flag. For with the birth of our nation, the cause of human freedom had become forever tied to that flag and its survival.

As the American Republic grew and prospered and new stars were added to the flag, the ideal of freedom grew and prospered. From the rolling hills of Kentucky to the shores of California to the Sea of Tranquility on the Moon, our pioneers carried our flag before them, a symbol of the indomitable spirit of a free people. And let us never forget that in honoring our flag, we honor the American men and women who have courageously fought and died for it over the last 200 years, patriots who set an ideal above any consideration of self. Our flag flies free today because of their sacrifice.

And I hope you all will join Nancy and me and millions of other Americans at 7 o'clock this evening, eastern daylight time, when we pause a few minutes to say the Pledge of Allegiance. Though separated by many miles, we will be together in our thoughts. These anniversaries remind us that the great American experiment in freedom and democracy has really just begun. They remind us of the terrible hardships our forefathers willingly endured for their beliefs. And they challenge us to match that greatness of spirit in our own time, and I know we will. We are, after all, the land of the free and the home of the brave.

If we ask ourselves what has held our nation together, what has given it the strength to endure and the spirit to achieve, we find the answer in our families and those basic family values of work, hope, charity, faith, and love. So, it's appropriate that this year Father's Day falls on the same weekend as Flag Day, for in commemorating fatherhood, we're also expressing a basic truth about America. What does fatherhood mean today in America? I guess the same as it always has.

Fatherhood can sometimes be walking the floor at midnight with a baby that can't sleep. More likely, fatherhood is repairing a bicycle wheel for the umpteenth time, knowing that it won't last the afternoon. Fatherhood is guiding a youth through the wilderness of adolescence toward adulthood. Fatherhood is holding tight when all seems to be falling apart; and it's letting go when it is time to part. Fatherhood is long hours at the blast furnace or in the fields, behind the wheel or in front of a computer screen, working a 12-hour shift or doing a 6-month tour of duty. It's giving one's all, from the break of day to its end, on the job, in the house, but most of all in the heart.

Now, if you are thinking, ``Look who's talking -- he's a father himself.'' Well, that's right, but on today I think we could all remember -- this weekend, at least -- that every father is also a son. So, on this day for fathers, we, too, say thanks to America's dads -- for the labor and legacy of our families and our freedoms.

Until next week, thanks for listening, and God bless you.

- Ronald Reagan
Radio Address to the Nation on Flag Day and Father's Day
June 14, 1986



















On June 14, 1777 our national flag was adopted.
Learn more about the stars and stripes here and here. By the way, does Obama know today is National Flag Day?

Let me! Let me!

Micheal Ramirez from 6/9/2010

Saturday, June 14, 1788

The Judiciary Department
The Federalist No. 78 by Alexander Hamilton

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Remarks on East-West Relations at the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin

Please, forgive my posting this a day later than the actual anniversary.


This speech was delivered by President Ronald Reagan on June 12, 1987 when the Communist Soviet Union still engaged the United States in a Cold War and the Berlin Wall still stood dividing East and West Germany. It is the speech where Reagan said,

General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!


In Ronald Reagan An American Life, Reagan wrote,

Standing so near the Berlin Wall, seeing it in substance as well as for what it symbolized, I felt an anger well up in me, and I am sure this anger was reflected in my voice when I said those words.
I never dreamed that in less than three years the wall would come down and a six-thousand-pound section of it would be sent to me for my presidential library.
I tell the story of this speech here as a reminder that, with all the changes that have occured in their nation and Eastern Europe since then, in the spring of 1987 we were still facing a lot of uncertainty regarding the Soviets: Gorbachev had announced his new programs of perestroika and glasnost and it was evident something was up in the Soviet Union, but we still didn't know what it was.


Listen carefully to what Reagan says contrasting the Soviet economy with the German economy and the great, prosperous American economy. It was Reagan's policies that caused America to prosper and that same America is watching as all of his accomplishments, for the country he loved, are being rapidly dismantled and reversed.

Like the Soviet Union in 1987, we will be the people living in a country that is a failure because of a lack of American leadership and a war on freedom in our land.

We miss you, Mr. President.

Reggie
6/13/2010

Glenn Beck's History of Illegal Immigration

from 2006 when Glenn Beck was still on CNN's Headline News

Another Great Political Ad From Alabama

hat tip to Pamela Geller.

'His fight is our fight'

Atlas Shrugs: Deporting 'Son of Hamas': A Death Sentence

video from March 2010

Greene Accused of Being Mentally Impaired or on Drugs

This is disgraceful!

If Alvin Greene were the Republican nominee for US Senate in South Carolina and the Republicans treated him the way he has been treated by the Democrats/Leftists/Progressives there would be a roar across this nation that could be heard around the world. The perpetual charge of racism would be the 24/7 news cycle from now until November and every Republican/Conservative would be painted as the worst bigoted, gun toting, Bible thumping, narrow-minded redneck in the country!

The people of South Carolina have spoken by giving Mr. Greene 60% of the vote and choosing him to be their nominee to face Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) in the mid-term election. If you don't like their choice, that's too bad. The Democrat party needs to treat Mr. Greene with the same respect any other US Senate candidate deserves.

It's past time Democrats listen to the people about what they want. God knows they haven't listened since January 20, 2009.

Reggie
6/13/2010

Terrorist Oil or US Oil?

Sarah Palin: Fuel America with Terrorist-Tarred Oil Instead of Drilling Our Own, Baby?

And then there's this...

Gateway Pundit: Sarah Palin to Meet Margaret Thatcher in Britain

Palin's response:

Sarah Palin: Concerning a Possible Trip to the United Kingdom

Fouad Ajami Discusses the Middle East

I don't agree with everything Ajami says but it's an interesting interview. - Reggie

Obama Wants $50B More

Republicans need to block this and all other new spending until Obama is voted out in 2012 (that's if America still exists in 2012!). The president is determined to bankrupt the country and drive us over the cliff. It's time for Congress to stop giving him the fuel to do it.

He must be stopped and with 41 Republicans in the Senate he can be, if they will be courageous instead of cowardly. Saying "No" to spending must start somewhere and this is as good a place as any. Call your congressman. - Reggie

The Washington Post: Obama pleads for $50 billion in state, local aid

The New York Times: Kansas Candidate’s Idea: Office of the Repealer

Hot Air: Obama: We need to save the same jobs again with $50B more in state bailouts