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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The NFL 2011 Lockout Labor Mess

This is another example of government getting involved where it does not belong. Now, we see the results. - Reggie

President Obama's budget kicks the hard choices further down the road

THE PRESIDENT PUNTED. Having been given the chance, the cover and the push by the fiscal commission he created to take bold steps to raise revenue and curb entitlement spending, President Obama, in his fiscal 2012 budget proposal, chose instead to duck. To duck, and to mask some of the ducking with the sort of budgetary gimmicks he once derided. "The fiscal realities we face require hard choices," the president said in his budget message. "A decade of deficits, compounded by the effects of the recession and the steps we had to take to break it, as well as the chronic failure to confront difficult decisions, has put us on an unsustainable course." His budget would keep the country on that course.

The Daily News: February 15, 2011

Study Guide: Budget Crisis

TV: Make your own budget cuts

Speaker Boehner Discusses Unprecedented Open Process Making Spending Cuts Easier

Monday, February 14, 2011

SNL’s Obama/O’Reilly Interview

Saturday Night Live performed a perfect parody of Bill O'Reilly's much hyped interview with President Obama. O'Reilly is very arrogant and self-absorbed and SNL pegged him. Enjoy the spoof. - Reggie

Troubling indications emerging out of Egypt

From the outset of the escalating crisis in Egypt, we've seen indications President Barack Obama and his cohorts have been working behind the scenes to destabilize the country, in the hope of transforming the 30-year ally of the U.S. into a radical Islamist regime — and with it, other Middle Eastern allies of America as well.

The "sham democracy movement" being publicly pushed by the president and his fellow leftists in the Middle East is actually "a naked betrayal of our Middle Eastern allies, and by extension, our own country," writes Jim Simpson at American Thinker.

The fact that the Obama administration favors a role for the extremist Muslim Brotherhood in running the post-Mubarak country is telling. The Muslim Brotherhood, created in 1928, is "behind practically every Muslim terrorist organization ever formed," in Simpson's words — and as such is likely to seize control of Egypt if given even limited opportunity.

"Obama uniformly sides with our enemies," Simpson says, "but rarely, if ever, with our friends and allies. His administration is packed with far-left radicals and vicious anti-Semites. And therein lies the rub, because what we are witnessing in reality is this President's un-American, anti-American, treasonous ideology in full play" over the last two weeks.

Obama and The Brotherhood

By all indications, the president's agenda appears to include destroying not just America, but Western Civilization as well, as evidenced by his dictatorial handling of the Egyptian uprising and his throwing of support behind the dangerous Muslim Brotherhood.

That organization's goal is global Islamic domination, imposition of Sharia law on all the world's population, annihilation of Israel, and the collapse of all Western institutions. Linked to the Nazis during World War II, and fond of disseminating Hitler's Mein Kampf, the Muslim Brotherhood has sought to "deepen and extend already existing hostile views about Jews and secular Western societies generally," according to author Jeffrey Herf.

Long outlawed in Egypt, the Brotherhood is the largest opposition group in that country. Touted as "the world's most influential Islamist movement" by Al Jazeera, the Brotherhood has spawned at least twelve Muslim terrorist groups, including al Qaeda and Hamas.

Its plan for America, discovered by the FBI, states that the Muslim Brotherhood seeks to "destroy the American civilization."

In warning conservatives about this scheme last week at CPAC, David Horowitz said, "The plan called for building a secret leadership in America and for the creation of a series of Brotherhood front groups that would appear to be participants in America's democracy until the time came when and where force would be necessary to accomplish the Brotherhood's goals."

And our usurping President wants to let the Muslim Brotherhood stick its "camel's nose" — so to speak — in the door of Egypt's governing tent and let all hell break loose in the Middle East?

When it was announced that Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stepped down Friday, a leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood declared that "the main goal of the revolution has been achieved," signaling that the camel's nose was already inside the tent.

Downplaying the threat

Paul Ryan: President's Budget Represents a Failure of Leadership

The video below is from today.

video below is from February 13, 2011
Rep. Paul Ryan on 'Fox News Sunday'

The Daily News: February 14, 2011

The Third Jihad: Radical Islam's Vision for America

UPDATE: Since posting this, some of the videos have been removed from YouTube. Click here to watch The Third Jihad. - Reggie

A documentary narrated by Muslim American Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser from the maker's of Obsession.

I am posting this without viewing it but I'm sure there are graphic images and this will not be suitable for children. - Reggie

Harvard's Niall Ferguson Schools Mika Brzezinski on Muslim Brotherhood and Caliphate

Gaddafi tells Palestinians: revolt against Israel

TRIPOLI, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Palestinian refugees should capitalise on the wave of popular revolts in the Middle East by massing peacefully on the borders of Israel until it gives in to their demands, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said on Sunday.

Gaddafi is respected in many parts of the Arab world for his uncompromising criticism of Israel and Arab leaders who have dealings with the Jewish state, though some people in the region dismiss his initiatives as unrealistic.

He was giving his first major speech since a popular uprising in neighbouring Egypt forced President Hosni Mubarak to resign, an event which electrified the Arab world and prompted speculation that other Arab governments could also be toppled.

"Fleets of boats should take Palestinians ... and wait by the Palestinian shores until the problem is resolved," Gaddafi was shown saying on state television. "This is a time of popular revolutions."

"We need to create a problem for the world. This is not a declaration of war. This is a call for peace," he said in a speech given to mark the birthday of the Prophet Mohamed, a holy day in the Islamic calendar.

He also said: "All Arab states which have relations with Israel are cowardly regimes."

Palestinians have long demanded that refugees who fled or were forced to leave in the war of Israel's creation in 1948 should be allowed to return, along with their descendants.

Israel says any resettlement of Palestinian refugees must occur outside of its borders.

Seizing the Future: Budget battle in Washington; Obama: “Live within our means”…by spending into oblivion

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 14, 2011 10:01 AM

Oh, no. It’s another White House White Board (click here for Austan Goolsbee’s turn last week).

Here, OMB Director Jack Lew tells you how spending into oblivion “while still investing in the future” = fiscal responsibility.

With Obama math, anything’s possible:

Takeaway sentence from ABC News’s description of the Obama budget unveiled today:

“Austerity” my you-know-what.

Obama's FY2012 Budget: Taxes, Taxes, and More Taxes

President Obama released his budget this morning.  Rather than focusing on Washington’s over-spending problem, the budget calls for higher taxes on families and small businesses to pay for even more government spending.  Under the Obama budget, tax revenues will grow from 14.4% of GDP in 2011 to 20% of GDP in 2021.  By comparison, the historical average is only 18% of GDP.

Tax hike lowlights include:

  • Raising the top marginal income tax rate (at which a majority of small business profits face taxation) from 35% to 39.6%.  This is a $709 billion/10 year tax hike
  • Raising the capital gains and dividends rate from 15% to 20%
  • Raising the death tax rate from 35% to 45% and lowering the death tax exemption amount from $5 million ($10 million for couples) to $3.5 million.  This is a $98 billion/ten year tax hike
  • Capping the value of itemized deductions at the 28% bracket rate.  This will effectively cut tax deductions for mortgage interest, charitable contributions, property taxes, state and local income or sales taxes, out-of-pocket medical expenses, and unreimbursed employee business expenses.  A new means-tested phaseout of itemized deductions limits them even more.  This is a $321 billion/ten year tax hike

Ronald Reagan Speaks at CPAC

Because we just had CPAC 2011, I thought it would be interesting and useful to take a trip down memory lane and see two more CPAC speeches. These speeches are well worth the time to watch. This is what a true, conservative leader sounds like. I know there will never be another Ronald Reagan - God has made each one of us different in many ways - but there is another true, conservative leader in America. We have to find that person quickly. - Reggie

President Reagan's Remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference - 2/18/83

President Reagan's Remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference - 3/1/85

Debt now equals total U.S. economy

President Obama projects that the gross federal debt will top $15 trillion this year, officially equalling the size of the entire U.S. economy, and will jump to nearly than $21 trillion in five years’ time.

Amid the other staggering numbers in the budget Mr. Obama sent to Congress on Monday, the debt stands out — both because Congress will need to vote to raise the debt limit later this year, and because the numbers are so large.

Mr. Obama‘s budget said 2011 will see the biggest one-year jump in debt in history, or nearly $2 trillion in a single year. And the administration says it will reach $15.476 trillion by Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year, to reach 102.6 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) — the first time since World War II that dubious figure has been reached.

In one often-cited study, two economists have argued that when gross debt passes 90 percent it hinders overall economic growth.

The president’s budget said debt as a percentage of GDP will top out at 106 percent in 2013, but only if the economy booms.

“I still don’t see a sense of urgency from the president about the massive federal debt,” said Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican. “His budget calls for too much government borrowing – even though the debt is already at a level that makes it harder to create private-sector jobs.”

Speaking on MSNBC on Monday, Jacob “Jack” Lew, the White House budget director, said their long-term plan to lower deficits will stabilize the debt.

“When we came into office, when President Obama took office, the deficit was climbing to over 10 percent of the economy. We have a plan that would bring it down to 3 percent,” he said. “That is the most rapid reduction in the deficit in history. It is what we have to do to be able to say we’re paying our bills and we’re not adding to the debt.”

The administration said debt as a percentage of GDP will stabilize at about 105 percent in the middle of this decade, though those calculations assume economic growth levels significantly above projections of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office.

The government measures debt several ways. Debt held by the public includes the money borrowed from Social Security’s trust fund.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Tea Party Magazine Launched

There is a new magazine geared toward the Tea Party called Tea Party Review. I just saw the editor on Fox and Friends and thought I would pass the information along. Since I'm just finding out about this, myself, I'm not endorsing it but I'm not rejecting it either. I'm investigating. If anyone knows anything about it, please let me know. - Reggie

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Freshman Congressman Allen West is Keynote Speaker at CPAC

More speeches from CPAC:

David Horowitz 
Excellent speech! David Horowitz has gone from far left to right and is one of the most important voices in media today. He knows the left like few others and can be trusted to speak the truth.

Congressman Paul Ryan
I was stunned at the reaction - non-reaction -  of the crowd when Ryan said the House had repealed ObamaCare. Does the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) want ObamaCare? Well, if that's the case, it's time to change their name to Communist Political Action Conference.

Congressman Ron Paul

Senator Rand Paul

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich

Former Senator Rick Santorum

To see Ambassador John Bolton's speech click here and to see Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's speech, click here.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Donald Rumsfeld 'On the Record'

from February 10, 2011

As Goes Egypt, So Goes the Middle East

By KT McFarland

What's happening right now in Egypt is bigger than the fall of the Berlin Wall. The dominoes are falling in the Middle East; and as goes Egypt so goes the region.

Egypt has been the heartbeat of the Muslim Arab world for millennia. The problem is we don’t yet which way those dominoes will fall – towards us or against us. We don’t know if the euphoria we see in Tahrir Square today will end ultimately in jubilation or tears.

On one hand, in just a few years' time, we could see all the Muslim states from Tunisia to Saudi Arabia, even as far east as Pakistan, with some form of consensual government, moving in fits and starts toward democracy, with American students racing to the Middle East to spend their junior year abroad learning Arabic. On the other hand, we could just as easily see all those states in the hands of Islamic fundamentalists, bent on establishing a Caliphate throughout the region and beyond, sending terrorists to Europe and America. And it's unlikely to be anything in between.

Is Mubarak's Resignation Positive?

Special Report's All-star panel debates change in Egypt

Beginning of the End of the 'American Middle East'?

U.S. credibility on the line?

Megyn Kelly's America Live with guest Mark Steyn

The Daily News: February 11, 2011

Note from The Daily Beck:

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Mubarak slammed U.S. in phone call with Israeli lawmaker

(Reuters) - Hosni Mubarak had harsh words for the United States and what he described as its misguided quest for democracy in the Middle East in a telephone call with an Israeli lawmaker a day before he quit as Egypt's president.

The legislator, former cabinet minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, said on Israel TV Friday he came away from the 20-minute conversation Thursday with the feeling the 82-year-old leader realized "it was the end of the Mubarak era."

"He had very tough things to say about the United States," said Ben-Eliezer, a member of the center-left Labor Party who has held talks with Mubarak on numerous occasions while serving in various Israeli coalition governments.

"He gave me a lesson in democracy and said: 'We see the democracy the United States spearheaded in Iran and with Hamas, in Gaza, and that's the fate of the Middle East,'" Ben-Eliezer said.

"'They may be talking about democracy but they don't know what they're talking about and the result will be extremism and radical Islam,'" he quoted Mubarak as saying. (emphasis added)

'But the Fatal Wound had been Healed'

Today is the anniversary of the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Incredibly, 32 years to the day, Egypt falls to a very similar revolution.  Is this the rise of another Ottoman Empire?  

Revelation 13:3
3 One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was filled with wonder and followed the beast.

Habakkuk 1

1 The prophecy that Habakkuk the prophet received.

Habakkuk’s Complaint

2 How long, LORD, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, “Violence!”
but you do not save?
3 Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds.
4 Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails. The wicked hem in the righteous,
so that justice is perverted.

The LORD’s Answer

5 “Look at the nations and watch — and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.
6 I am raising up the Babylonians, that ruthless and impetuous people, who sweep across the whole earth to seize dwellings not their own.
7 They are a feared and dreaded people; they are a law to themselves and promote their own honor.
8 Their horses are swifter than leopards, fiercer than wolves at dusk. Their cavalry gallops headlong; their horsemen come from afar. They fly like an eagle swooping to devour;
9 they all come intent on violence. Their hordes advance like a desert wind and gather prisoners like sand.
10 They mock kings and scoff at rulers. They laugh at all fortified cities; by building earthen ramps they capture them.
11 Then they sweep past like the wind and go on — guilty people, whose own strength is their god.”

God help us all.


CAIRO – Egypt's Hosni Mubarak resigned as president and handed control to the military on Friday after 29 years in power, bowing to a historic 18-day wave of pro-democracy demonstrations by hundreds of thousands. "The people ousted the president," chanted a crowd of tens of thousands outside his presidential palace in Cairo.

Several hundred thousand protesters massed in Cairo's central Tahrir Square exploded into joy, waving Egyptian flags, and car horns and celebratory shots in the air were heard around the city of 18 million in joy after Vice President Omar Suleiman made the announcement on national TV just after nightfall.

Mubarak had sought to cling to power, handing some of his authorities to Suleiman while keeping his title. But an explosion of protests Friday rejecting the move appeared to have pushed the military into forcing him out completely. Hundreds of thousands marched throughout the day in cities across the country as soliders stood by, besieging his palace in Cairo and Alexandria and the state TV building. A governor of a southern province was forced to flee to safety in the face of protests there.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism

Interview of Stanley Kurtz the author of Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism.

Note To Republicans: Don’t Just Rein in the EPA, Abolish It

When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was launched in 1970, its stated mission was to “conduct environmental research, provide assistance…[in] combating environmental pollution, and assist the Council on Environmental Quality in developing and recommending…new policies for environmental protection…to the President.” From these things, it’s clear that President Richard Nixon’s goal in creating the EPA was to put an agency in place that would fill a research and advisory role for both himself and future presidents. There was no indication that he intended an ideologically driven juggernaut that not only researched but actually took unto itself the power to mandate the most stringent of eco-centered, blatantly anti-capitalist environmental guidelines and regulations imaginable.

In fact, the EPA is so far from its original purposes that in just the past few years officials from that agency have addressed everything from regulating to livestock emissions (cow flatulence) to regulating America’s water supply to putting their own Cap and Trade regulations in place. The latter truly reveals just how much power the EPA has taken unto itself, insofar as members of that agency are trying to put Cap and Trade in place although the American people and the U.S. Senate have already rejected it on face value. (Cap and Trade would be a boon to the already burgeoned EPA in that it would not only allow them to write guidelines and flood manufacturers with new regulations, but it would also put them in the catbird seat as the ones who would enforce and oversee the implementation of the regulations they write.)

Fortunately, Republicans in the new Congress have seen the EPA’s latest power-grab for what it is and have offered two pieces of legislation to curtail the power of that mammoth agency. The bills, one of which was introduced by Senator John Barrasso (R-Wo) and the other by Senator James Inhofe (R-Ok) and Representative Fred Upton (R-Mi), bar the EPA “from using its regulatory authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate industrial emissions of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide.” In doing this, the bills literally roll back the clock by taking away powers the EPA has unilaterally given itself during the last 40 years (like the power to regulate CO2 emissions).

The only disappointing thing about what Barrasso, Inhofe, and Upton are doing is that they don’t go far enough. In other words, it’s not just time to rein in the EPA but to abolish it.

The Daily News: February 10, 2011

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fed Chairman Appears before House Budget Committee

Bernanke: Get Government Spending Under Control to Spur Economic Growth Today

Fed Chairman also testifies on the need to enact pro-growth tax reform and get health care costs under control.

WASHINGTON – The House Budget Committee held a hearing today on the state of the U.S. economy. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified that spending controls and long-term reforms could provide an immediate boost to economic growth and job creation.

Click here to see and read more highlights from today's hearing.

The Daily News: February 9, 2011

Thanks to The Daily Beck for all the hard work in providing The Daily News.

Rep. Michele Bachmann speaks at Tea Party town hall event

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration

President Ronald Reagan
I have given much thought about what I should post today concerning Ronald Reagan's Centennial Celebration. So much has been said and written about Reagan that I could never equal in style, grace or depth.

I have five books on my shelves that have the writings of Reagan himself: Ronald Reagan: An American Life, Reagan: In His Own Hand, Reagan: A Life in Letters, Dear Americans: Letters from the desk of Ronald Reagan and The Reagan Diaries.

The fact that he wrote so much and did it all in longhand - no computers! - shows us the passion, depth and intellect of the man.

He had been a Democrat from 1932-1962 and then switched to the Republican party. He famously said, "I did not leave the Democrat party. The Democrat party left me."

I have decided to let Ronald Reagan speak for himself and am posting his first national speech A Time for Choosing, once again. I have posted it several times and it is linked on our homepage because it is powerful and timeless. Ironically, we are at that same crossroads, again. Will we ever learn, America?

I am also posting his 1st and 2nd Inaugural Addresses as well as his Farewell Address to the nation. Watch one, two or all four and you will feel his optimism and excitement for America.

A Time for Choosing was originally given in 1964 in support of Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign. Reagan, himself, was not seeking office but this speech garnered the attention of many and Reagan was elected Governor of California in 1966. The rest, as they say, is history.

He was not a perfect man but he was a good man. He was a great leader that captured the ideas of our Founding Fathers in a way no man had done in generations and no man has done since. Not only did he capture those ideas, he was able to communicate those ideas and principles to a nation that embraced our founding as well as embraced and loved the 40th President of the United States.

This is why we miss him and yearn for a president that will lead us on to greater tomorrows and one that loves America like Ronald Reagan.


The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation YouTube Channel

This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capitol can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We'll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we'll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.

Televised Campaign Address for Goldwater Presidential Campaign - October 27, 1964

President Reagan 1981 Inaugural Address

President Reagan 1985 Inaugural Address

President Reagan's Farewell Speech from the Oval Office January 11, 1989

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sarah Palin Speech Honoring Ronald Reagan's 100th Birthday

Keynote speech from February 4, 2011

Big Government Exclusive: Governor Palin Visits Reagan Country

Sometimes it’s the questions you don’t ask that are telling. Case in point: the New York Times account of our event with Governor Palin last night.

Young America’s Foundation hosted Governor Sarah Palin for the keynote address at the opening banquet of our Reagan 100 weekend. This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth. Celebrations are taking place across the country, but this is a particularly significant weekend for our organization—since the spring of 1998 we’ve been preserving Ronald Reagan’s beloved Ranch home in the mountains north of Santa Barbara, Rancho del Cielo. Today Ronald Reagan’s Western White House is a place where young people come to be inspired by the life, the ideas, the character of Ronald Reagan.

Photo credit: (c) Jensen Sutta

And Governor Palin visited the Ranch for exactly the same reason.

The Governor gave a powerful speech at our banquet last night, before an enthusiastic overflow audience. She eloquently and gracefully paid tribute to one of the most significant speeches in American history, Ronald Reagan’s “Time for Choosing” address—while at the same time outlining a vision for America that builds upon President Reagan’s.

The speech was universally well received by our audience of all ages. But the New York Times chose to focus on some of the logistics of the event in their account:
Presidential contenders, regardless of their celebrity, are put through a gauntlet of rituals that require a delicate air of patience as they deal with their admirers. Prospective candidates, particularly if they are courting supporters, routinely sit through dinners and mingle with guests. But in her case, Ms. Palin entered the room only for her speech and left immediately after.
The appearance here was marked by tight security and rigid rules, with guests admonished to stay in their seats when she arrived. (“We’d all like to jump up and give her a high-five, but please stay at your tables,” Kate Obenshain, vice president of the foundation, announced from the dais. “There will be no book signings or autographs.”)
Governor Palin has a remarkable effect on people. For many conservatives, she’s a rock star. When the Governor walks into a room, normally even-keeled and good-natured people tend to forget their surroundings and rush towards her—to give her hug, to tell her how grateful they are for her courage, to tell her specifically how she has touched their lives. Event planning requires adherence to a basic schedule. At a minimum, you have to make it possible for your speaker to take the stage, in the “friendly confines” of tightly-packed and small room. Not an easy task with a superstar like Sarah Palin but our team sought to make the event run smoothly.

Read the rest of the story

In Brewing ObamaCare Contempt Showdown, Mark Levin Rips Into Press

On Wednesday, the inarguably correct Mark Levin, aided by flashbacks to monologues earlier in the week, laid out in detail the rule of law standoff the Obama administration has created in choosing to defy Monday's federal court decision declaring Obamacare null and void and continuing its implementation as if the ruling doesn't exist.

In the process, he also ripped in to the clear establishment press double standard at work.

Choice excerpts follow (internal links added by me; bolds refer to media-related comments; the rest is important for grasping just how serious this is):
... Look at Page 75 (of the ruling). The judge said, "This is a declaratory judgment," finding the entire statute unconstitutional, (saying in effect) "I don't have to issue an injunction. The government can't impose an unconstitutional statute on the nation."

I said that if the administration failed to follow the law, then it was lawless. (I said that) it was violating the constitution, that this was as serious as Watergate.

... There it is on Page 75. He voided the law. It's dust. It's gone, until a higher court does something else.

... What will the media in our country do when a President of the United States intentionally and knowingly refuses to comply with a court order? Whether it's civil rights in the 1960s, whether it's anything else, does this not remind you of Watergate in a sense if the Executive Branch does not comply with this federal judge? Do we not have a constitutional crisis if the Executive Branch refuses to comply with a Judicial Branch order?

... (the Executive Branch's) only relief is to appeal it. You must cease and desist from further attempts to implement it. But I guarantee you ladies and gentlemen, that the media in this country, which would call for the impeachment of a Republican president who openly defied a federal court order, and in fact did, will support this president because they believe in Obamacare and they want the result changed.

Wow. Even The Progressive Left Doesn’t Read The Washington Post!

The Progressive left is in full attack mode against Glenn Beck for his assertion that what’s happening in Egypt is not about democracy, rather it is about re-establishing a Muslim supremacist Caliphate.

Sad. Even these leading progressives don’t read the Washington Post! From 2006:
Come the caliphate
Saturday, January 21, 2006
The idea of restoring the body that governed and united the world’s Muslims for more than 1,000 years is beginning to resonate again. Karl Vick explains. The plan was to fly a hijacked plane into a national landmark on live television. The year was 1998, the country was Turkey, and the rented plane ended up grounded by weather. Court records show the Islamic extremist who planned to commandeer the cockpit did not actually know how to fly.
But if the audacious scheme prefigured September 11, 2001, it also highlighted a cause that, seven years later, President George W Bush has used to define the war against terrorism. What the ill-prepared Turkish plotters told investigators they aimed to do was strike a dramatic blow toward reviving Islam’s caliphate, the institution that had nominally governed the world’s Muslims for nearly all of the almost 1,400 years since the death of the prophet Mohammed.
Al-Qaeda named its Internet newscast, which debuted in September, The Voice of the Caliphate.
Yet the caliphate is also esteemed by many ordinary Muslims. For most, its revival is not an urgent concern. Public opinion polls show immediate issues such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and discrimination rank as more pressing.
But while Turks won self-rule, most of the former caliphate was divided among European colonial powers. One Arab scholar called it “the division of Muslim lands into measly pieces which call themselves nations.”
This is what inspired the group most directly focused on the push for a new caliphate, Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT), or Party of Liberation. The group, which claims to be active in 40 countries, began in 1953 as an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood. But while the Brotherhood, which also favors a caliphate, embraced realpolitik, growing into a potent opposition force in Syria and Egypt, Hizb ut-Tahrir charted a more subversive path.

Big Labor Upset at Dems Choice of Charlotte NC for Convention (it’s the barbecue, stupid)

This post made me laugh out loud. Perfect!! - Reggie

By Doug Powers  •  February 5, 2011 02:27 PM 

The barbecue for which Charlotte, NC is famous (unbeknownst to Charlotte, NC) is evidently so good that other factors were overlooked when choosing a site for the People’s Convention this year, such as that only 3.2 percent of North Carolina workers are union members.

Some aren’t happy:
In picking North Carolina as the site of their 2012 convention, Democrats didn’t just pick a state that’s relatively unfriendly to unions. They picked the least unionized state in the entire country.
It was a stinging rebuke to one of the Democratic Party’s most loyal and influential constituencies. And labor leaders are fuming at the slight.
The selection was “a calculated affront,” said Rick Sloan, communications director for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.
What’s worse, Sloan noted, the convention is set to begin on Mon., Sept. 3, 2012 — Labor Day.
“Going to a right-to-work state and starting a convention on Labor Day for the Democrats?” he said. “Wow. That’s quite the equation.”
The hotel workers’ union specifically asked the Democratic National Committee several months ago not to consider Charlotte because of its lack of union hotel rooms.
Sheesh — they might as well hold the convention at Walmart!

Read the full post

EPA Spilled Milk Regulation Indicative of Broader Problem

Congratulations, America! We now live in a country with a tyrannical government. We will experience the joy the rest of the world has had for generations. - Reggie

EPA to Regulate Spilled Milk.

No, it’s not a headline from The Onion. The Wall Street Journal editorial board explains:

Two weeks ago, the Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule that subjects dairy producers to the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure program, which was created in 1970 to prevent oil discharges in navigable waters or near shorelines. Naturally, it usually applies to oil and natural gas outfits. But the EPA has discovered that milk contains “a percentage of animal fat, which is a non-petroleum oil,” as the agency put it in the Federal Register.

In other words, the EPA thinks the next blowout may happen in rural Vermont or Wisconsin. Other dangerous pollution risks that somehow haven’t made it onto the EPA docket include leaks from maple sugar taps and the vapors at Badger State breweries.

The EPA rule requires farms—as well as places that make cheese, butter, yogurt, ice cream and the like—to prepare and implement an emergency management plan in the event of a milk catastrophe. Among dozens of requirements, farmers must train first responders in cleanup protocol and build “containment facilities” such as dikes or berms to mitigate offshore dairy slicks.

These plans must be in place by November, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture is even running a $3 million program “to help farmers and ranchers comply with on-farm oil spill regulations.” You cannot make this stuff up.

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Daily News: February 4, 2011

Egypt is the topic and Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, Joel Rosenberg and Damon Vickers are the guests.

Sneak Peek at Super Bowl Commercials

Volkswagen Commercial: The Force

Superbowl Camaro Transformers Bumblebee Commercial Video

There are more here.

More Information About Egypt

Walid Shoebat was on Hannity a few nights ago but the most interesting information I'm getting from him is on his website. I'm including an entire post and some links to different interviews and posts. - Reggie

The prophecy on Egypt now comes to fruition‏

From Isaiah:

19:1 The burden against Egypt. Behold, the LORD rides on a swift cloud, And will come into Egypt; The idols of Egypt will totter at His presence, And the heart of Egypt will melt in its midst. (when Messiah comes)


19:2″I will set Egyptians against Egyptians; Everyone will fight against his brother, And everyone against his neighbor, City against city, kingdom against kingdom.

19:3 The spirit of Egypt will fail in its midst; I will destroy their counsel, And they will consult the idols and the charmers, The mediums and the sorcerers.

19:4 And the Egyptians I will give Into the hand of a cruel master, And a fierce king will rule over them,” Says the Lord, the LORD of hosts.

Through Walid’s study of the Bible all what we see is happening Just as G-d predicted.

There is a G-d or the Prophets of Israel were perfect guessers.

Over the next months and years look for the rise of Turkey as the major power in the Middle East and all other Sunni Muslim nations to “fall into submission” to the leadership of Turkey. Here are the verses of the Bible that show us this:

Daniel 11:42 He (The Anti Christ) will extend his power over many countries; Egypt will not escape.
Dan 11:43 He will gain control of the treasures of gold and silver and all the riches of Egypt, with the Libyans and Nubians in submission.
Dan 11:44 But reports from the east and the north will alarm him, and he will set out in a great rage to destroy and annihilate many.
Dan 11:45 He will pitch his royal tents between the seas at [fn] the beautiful holy mountain (Jerusalem). Yet he will come to his end, and no one will help him.

Interview with Michael Medved here

Interview with Rusty Humphries here

Interview with Jim Bohannon here

Bernanke headlines a day of grim warnings about the nation’s fiscal standing

If Washington had grown fuzzy about the razor’s edge the U.S. economy is currently balanced on, it got a bracing reminder Thursday.

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned that the nation’s projected deficit and debt levels “cannot actually happen” because creditors would refuse, at some future point, to finance the government’s spending.

“By definition, the unsustainable trajectories of deficits and debt that the [Congressional Budget Office] outlines cannot actually happen, because creditors would never be willing to lend to a government whose debt, relative to national income, is rising without limit,” Bernanke said at the National Press Club.

The national debt of roughly $14 trillion is currently about 60 percent of the economy, or Gross Domestic Product. It is projected to reach 90 percent of GDP by 2020 and 150 percent of GDP by 2030.

Bernanke quoted economist Herbert Stein as saying, “If something can’t go on forever, it will stop.”

The audience at the Press Club laughed. But Bernanke’s point echoed mainly because of its absurdity.

The Fed chairman once again warned that if Congress does not act soon to cut spending or increase revenues, or some mix of the two, the U.S. economy will be forced by crisis to correct.

“One way or the other, fiscal adjustments sufficient to stabilize the federal budget must occur at some point,” he said.

Bernanke did not give a prediction of when he thought the U.S. could experience a debt crisis similar to the ones that have shaken Europe over the past year. Republicans and some Democrats fear a crisis could come at any point given the right mix of circumstances, and will happen for sure in the next few years. President Obama has shown far less concern about the near term and has said he is focused on the mid- to long-term future.

As for the looming fight between Obama and Republicans over whether to raise the government debt ceiling from its current $14.3 trillion mark, Bernanke warned lawmakers against playing a game of chicken with the issue.

“I would very much urge Congress not to focus on the debt limit as being the bargaining chip in this discussion, but rather to address directly the spending and tax issues that we all have to deal with if we’re going to make progress on this fiscal situation,” he said.

But Bernanke also appeared to give some credence to the argument put forward by Republicans such as Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, who say that hitting the debt ceiling will not mean immediate default on the government’s debts.

“Under current law, if the debt limit is not extended, for a time, the Treasury has various resources that it can use to make payments on our national debt,” he said.

But Bernanke’s emphasis was clearly on the need to handle the debt ceiling with extreme caution.

“Beyond a certain point, [the government] would not have those resources and the United States could conceivably — I think this is very remote, but it’s not something you want to play around with — the United States would be forced into a position of defaulting on its debt,” he said. “And the implications of that for our financial system, for our fiscal policy, for our economy would be catastrophic.”

US response to Egypt draws criticism in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) - President Barack Obama's response to the crisis in Egypt is drawing fierce criticism in Israel, where many view the U.S. leader as a political naif whose pressure on a stalwart ally to hand over power is liable to backfire.

Critics - including senior Israeli officials who have shied from saying so publicly - say Obama is repeating the same mistakes of predecessors whose calls for human rights and democracy in the Middle East have often backfired by bringing anti-West regimes to power.

Israeli officials, while refraining from open criticism of Obama, have made no secret of their view that shunning Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and pushing for swift elections in Egypt could bring unintended results.

"I don't think the Americans understand yet the disaster they have pushed the Middle East into," said lawmaker Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, who until recently was a Cabinet minister and who is a longtime friend of Mubarak.

"If there are elections like the Americans want, I wouldn't be surprised if the Muslim Brotherhood didn't win a majority, it would win half of the seats in parliament," he told Army Radio. "It will be a new Middle East, extremist radical Islam."

Utah Attorney General considers Obamacare unenforceable

I have heard Mark Levin say that Florida and Wisconsin have also said ObamaCare is dead and they will cease all implementation of it. I believe Florida returned $1M to the feds that was sent to them to help start the wheels rolling on this health care takeover. Great! Three states have come to the necessary and proper conclusion. Where are the other 23? - Reggie

SALT LAKE CITY - Following a ruling Monday by a Florida judge that deemed the Obama administration’s healthcare reform program unconstitutional, Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff has decided the ruling is the “functional equivalent” of an injunction, making the policy unenforceable.

US District Court Judge Roger Vinson’s decision was in favor of 26 states who filed suit against the federal government over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The ruling said Congress could not force individuals over the age of 18 to purchase health insurance. Because the mandate is central to the law, the judge declared the entire act unconstitutional. Utah’s Shurtleff was among the first to file after the President signed the bill into law last spring.

Utah Deputy Attorney General John Swallow declared, “It is our legal opinion that we are no longer bound by the act.” The Attorney General’s office has told Governor Gary Herbert of their decision and he is weighing his options.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Radical Imam's Frightening Prediction

We Are Witnessing the Collapse of the Middle East

If Egypt should fall, it will mark the beginning of the end for what little remaining stability there is in the Middle East.  Jordan is facing similar unrest, as are Algeria and Yemen.  Lebanon and Tunisia fell in January.  It is highly unlikely that these events are unrelated.  A combination of leftist and Islamist forces provoked the protests, and we are likely looking at a ring of radical Islamic states rising up to surround Israel.  Once their power is solidified, perhaps in a year or two, they will combine forces to attack Israel.  If Israel falls, the United States will stand alone in a sea of virulent enemies and impotent allies.

So whom does Obama support, Mubarak or his enemies?

Obama wasted no time in telling us.  He supports Mubarak's opponents, and he probably has been all along.  The Los Angeles Times reported on Sunday that the Obama administration favors a role for the Muslim Brotherhood in a new Egyptian government.

The Muslim Brotherhood, the oldest extremist Muslim organization, is behind practically every Muslim terrorist organization ever formed.  And while they may have publicly renounced violence as the LA Times article claims, internal documents tell a completely different story.

And if that weren't bad enough, Obama's latest comment to Egypt's leader is that "an orderly transition ... must begin now."

Must begin.  Now.

Simply stunning.