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Archive for 19 January 2009
Bush Commutes Sentences of Two Border Patrol Agents Convicted of Shooting Drug Dealer
Should have been a complete pardon, but I guess we’ll have to settle for a ‘commute’. God Bless both of them, and their families!
General Robert E. Lee
19 January 1807 – 12 October 1870
“We are now in a state of war which will yield to nothing. The whole south is in a state of revolution, into which Virginia, after a long struggle, has been drawn; and though I recognize no necessity for this state of things, and would have forborne and pleaded to the end for redress of grievances, real or supposed, yet in my own person I had to meet the question whether I should take part against my native state. With all my devotion to the Union, and the feeling of loyalty and duty of an American citizen, I have not been able to make up my mind to raise my hand against my relatives, my children, my home. I have therefore resigned my commission m the army, and, save in defense of my native state–with the sincere hope that my poor services may never be needed–I hope I may never be called upon to draw my sword.”
Yes, in honor of the incoming 44th President of the United States, the Mr and I have decided to raise a flag, just for him.
So, here’s to YOU, President-elect Barack Hussein Obama!
I was going to post something about Martin Luther King, Jr, just because of his contributions to our country. Well, as I was snooping, I came across something that really made me stop and think….whoa….wait a minute…..who was this guy really?? Michael King?
Just a few snippets:
Born in 1929, King was the son of a Black preacher known at the time only as “Daddy King.” “Daddy King” named his son Michael. In 1935, “Daddy King” had an inspiration to name himself after the Protestant reformer Martin Luther. He declared to his congregation that henceforth they were to refer to him as “Martin Luther King” and to his son as “Martin Luther King, Jr.” None of this name changing was ever legalized in court. “Daddy” King’s son’s real name is to this day Michael King.
The first public sermon that King ever gave, in 1947 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, was plagiarized from a homily by Protestant clergyman Harry Emerson Fosdick entitled “Life is What You Make It,” according to the testimony of King’s best friend of that time, Reverend Larry H. Williams.
On Labor Day, 1957, a special meeting was attended by Martin Luther King and four others at a strange institution called the Highlander Folk School in Monteagle, Tennessee. The Highlander Folk School was a Communist front, having been founded by Myles Horton (Communist Party organizer for Tennessee) and Don West (Communist Party organizer for North Carolina). The leaders of this meeting with King were the aforementioned Horton and West, along with Abner Berry and James Dumbrowski, all open and acknowledged members of the Communist Party, USA. The agenda of the meeting was a plan to tour the Southern states to initiate demonstrations and riots.
Lest you be tempted to believe the controlled media’s lie about “racists” in the FBI being out to “get” King, you should be aware that the man most responsible for the FBI’s probe of King was Assistant Director William C. Sullivan. Sullivan describes himself as a liberal, and says that initially “I was one hundred per cent for King…because I saw him as an effective and badly needed leader for the Black people in their desire for civil rights.” The probe of King not only confirmed their suspicions about King’s Communist beliefs and associations, but it also revealed King to be a despicable hypocrite, an immoral degenerate, and a worthless charlatan.
So, seriously, who was this man who gets his own national holiday when honored presidents have their days taken away, and replaced with a free for all? Who was the man who said: I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
Was he really someone who should be honored, or was he a man, flawed, like so many others? Should we be giving him a day to remember his accomplishments, or should we even honor him at all?
Seriously, I don’t know anymore.
A Swiss lawyer working on behalf of the Iraqi journalist who threw shoes at U.S. President George W. Bush says his client will seek political asylum in Switzerland.
Geneva-based lawyer Mauro Poggia says Muntadhar al-Zeidi’s life is in danger in Iraq.
From who? I thought he was a ‘national hero’. Reckon not so much, eh? Or, is this just a ploy for the radical to move on to greener pastures, and join in whatever jihad he’s got in mind? Hmm….
Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniya said the Gaza war with Israel amounted to a “great victory” for the Palestinians, in a televised speech on Sunday.
“God has granted us a great victory, not for one faction, or party, or area, but for our entire people,” said Haniya, the prime minister appointed by the Islamist movement Hamas in the impoverished territory.
“We have stopped the aggression and the enemy has failed to achieve any of its goals,” he added, less than 24 hours after Israeli halted a massive offensive on Gaza that killed more than 1,300 Palestinians.
The only ‘victory’ I can see is that Hamas, and all of Gaza wasn’t reduced to a total pile of ashes. If that’s what he means, then yeah..they have a victory. They didn’t stop anything. Sadly, Israel seems to have caved. Their primary objective SHOULD have been to remove the threat, and they haven’t done that. God saved your sorry asses, but don’t think he won’t destroy you when the time is right!
Less than 24 hours into a ceasefire it agreed to after a devastating defeat by IDF forces, Hamas vowed Monday to rearm as soon as possible.
“Manufacturing the holy weapons is our mission, and we know how to acquire weapons,” Hamas’s military spokesman Abu Ubaida told journalists at a news conference in Gaza.
The terrorist group agreed Sunday afternoon to halt its rocket fire against southern Israeli communities about 12 hours after Jerusalem declared a unilateral ceasefire. Israel warned, however, that it would renew military operations if Hamas resumes its attacks or tries to smuggle more arms into Gaza.
Israel, and the rest of the world, might want to take them at their word. They constantly say what they are going to do, then do it, but does the “world” listen? Of course not. It doesn’t matter that Hamas has pretty much destroy any semblance of civilization in Gaza, and vows utter destruction to Israel. Those ‘poor oppressed people’ are so eaten up with hatred, it’s a wonder their eyes are bleeding from the overload.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday that a big victory for the Islamic countries is near and Islam’s enemies are on the way of collapse.
President Ahmadinejad made the remarks in his separate telephone conversations with Qatari Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani as well as Sudanese and Syrian Presidents Umar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir and Bashar al-Assad respectively.
I wouldn’t count on that just yet, bub!
Children in British schools are wearing stab vests under their uniforms to protect themselves, a new report has revealed.
Pupils are taking the measures as gang members smuggle air pistols, batons and meat cleavers through the school gates.
And primary school children – aged as young as nine – are being used as runners for older boys as they are groomed for gang membership.
Way to go Brits! You’ve managed to turn your kids into thugs. Your ‘liberal tolerance’ seems to have backfired…..in SO many ways. Sadly, we seem to following your lead. A lead, I for one, have NO use for at all! So, not to worry, we’ll have our kids in bullet proof vests yet. Until we return to a moral society, there will be no relief.
House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) told CNSNews.com that Treasury Secretary nominee Timothy Geithner is qualified to serve despite his failure to properly pay at least $34,000 in taxes. Other members of Congress, including Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) agreed, but some Republicans questioned the nomination.
ALL Republicans, and other reasonably sane people should be questioning this guy! But if BHO says it, the Dhimmis follow along behind him on their knees, lapping up his crap. (In Frank’s case, he’s probably enjoying the view from behind.) I do NOT buy into the ‘mistake’ excuse.
President-elect Barack Obama is visiting wounded troops at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
A day after laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, Obama began Tuesday with an unscheduled stop at Walter Reed, where he is meeting with those wounded during their military service.
Tuesday? You mean he can move through time too? Dang! I AM impressed. Pfft! And exactly which troops is he visiting? The ones he insulted in Germany by going to work out? Or the ones he said were ‘air raiding villages and killing civilians“?
Criticism of Israel’s actions in its bloody 18-day offensive of the Gaza Strip rained down from various international bodies on Tuesday, with a UN group saying violations of human rights have been “blatant.” In Geneva, the UN children’s rights watchdog expressed deep concern at the “devastating impact” of the conflict in the Gaza Strip on children, saying there was serious disregard for their livelihoods.
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child said in a statement that the pledges 193 states have made to protect the lives and development of children “have been blatantly violated during this crisis.”
(Must have missed this little tidbit from a few days ago. Although, the sentiment has been in the news, I’ve been avoiding it like that plague. I’m B. Hussein’d out!)
Has the Useless Numnuts ever condemned the Gazans for violating ‘children’s rights’ by the bloody, murderous Hamas? You know the ones that use children as human shields? The ones that push ‘shaheed’ on their children on a supposed children’s television show? The same ones that teach and preach hatred? How ’bout a little condemning where it actually belongs!
A special team of Tennessee Army National Guardsmen who specialize in agricultural business has left for Afghanistan.
The Agri-business Development Team left Smyrna on Sunday for training at Camp Atterbury, Ind., before heading to Afghanistan for a yearlong deployment.
Under the command of Col. James Moore, the soldiers will be teaching basic farming techniques such as planting and harvesting wheat, planting corn in rows and using trellises to grow tomatoes and grapes.
How are they going to convince the Afghanis to move from a lucrative cash crop to an actual food crop? May God be with them!
1 Peter 5:4-8
4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: