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Let’s Roll, America!
by J. D. Longstreet
Todd Beamer uttered the immortal words: “Let’s Roll” just moments before he and a handful of his fellow passengers, aboard the doomed “flight 93,” counter-attacked their hijackers and thwarted the terrorist’s attempt to fly the airliner into the nation’s capitol building and thus saved the lives of US senators, Congresspersons, and members of their staffs, as well many other Americans just visiting the seat of their government.
I opened this commentary with the reference to Mr. Beamer’s immortal words because they capsulize the character of America. “Let’s Roll” was a call to action by passengers on a hijacked airliner. Today, “Let’s Roll” is a call to action by Americans whose country has been hijacked by Socialist/Marxists.
We have said many times before that Americans are a breed apart. We are a mongrel nation, a mongrel people. Our national DNA, of necessity, must resemble a jigsaw puzzle. The one thing we have in common is our “uncommonness!” Many of us may resemble our European ancestors, or our ancestors from other parts of the world — until you scratch the surface. Underneath you will find a “whole ‘nother” animal.
I haven’t posted much about the trial. It’s been difficult to read the updates from the paper, but I have. When I think of the adorable little boy, the rowdy, mischievous teenager, the responsible young man, and father he became, my heart breaks all over again.
I hadn’t seen the family in years. When Brat and I left California, sad to say, we lost touch. But when you have been friends with someone since the age of 12, that’s what you remain, friends. Though time and distance tend to draw people apart, that bond is still there. If I had been able, I would be in California right now, sitting through the trial, crying and praying with Sally, Thad, and Cathy. Unfortunately, circumstances wouldn’t allow it, so all I can do is pray. Pray that the life of Matthew Allen Toste means something! Pray that those who murdered this young man, will get the justice they deserve, one way or another. Pray his young son will grown up knowing that his dad died protecting his friend, and family. I pray that Sally will be able to remember the son she loves so dearly, the verdict will bring her peace, and her heart will begin to heal, even though I know, there will always be a large hole there. Hopefully, her children and grandchildren will begin to fill that hole with love.
Prosecutors told jurors Monday to consider second-degree murder “as a starting point” in deliberating the fates of two Santa Rosa men accused of slaying another man during a confrontation in a Santa Rosa parking garage more than three years ago.
Joseph Lopez Jr., 21, and Paul Whiterock, 30, are charged with first-degree murder — a premedited act — in the shooting death of Matthew Toste, 32. But in closing arguments, prosecutor Spencer Brady said he would leave it to the jury to decide if the act was premeditated and deliberate, thus seeming to accept the possibility of a lesser verdict.
A first-degree murder conviction carries a maximum sentence of 25 years-to-life in prison while a second-degree conviction tops out at 15-years-to-life. Both men also face other charges that could add years to any sentence.
May the hand of God guide these 12 men and women to bring justice.
Despite Andrew Breitbart upping the ante to $100,000 for the United Negro College Fund, no one has stepped forward with any proof that rally attendees in DC shouted ANY racial epithets. Although, there does seem to be plenty of proof it did NOT happen the way the race baiters claim it did. Big shock, eh?
Oh, and while we’re at it, in this “post racial” world, when are they going to get rid of the race based organizations?
Perks of reaching 50 or being over 60 and heading toward 70!
1. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.
2. In a hostage situation, you are likely to be released first.
3. No one expects you to run — Anywhere.
4. People call at 9 PM and ask, ‘Did I wake you?’
5. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.
6. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.
7. Things you buy now won’t wear out.
8. You can eat supper at 4 PM..
9. You can live ‘without sex but not your glasses.
11. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
12. You quit trying to hold your stomach in no matter who walks into the room.
13. You sing along with elevator music.
14. Your eyes won’t get much worse.
15. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off. (Well, it WAS, until last week.)
16. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service.
17. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can’t remember them either.
18. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to a manageable size.
And you notice these are all in big print for your convenience.
ONE MORE THING:
Never, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, take a sleeping pill, and a laxative on the same night!
In other words….
“Old age is no place for sissies.” ~ Bette Davis
Shared by Cindy.
I’ve always been of the mind that Christians should also celebrate the same holidays that our Jewish brothers do. Why? Well, aren’t our origins in Judaism? Not to mention, most of the food is great!
A little history here, for those who don’t know the origins of Passover.
When I posted A Few Quick Hits this morning, evidently, there was some missing information. First off, this was NOT a Christian organization. No REAL Christian would want to murder innocent men and women.
Nine suspects tied to a Christian militia that was preparing for the Antichrist were charged with conspiring to kill police officers, then kill scores more by attacking a funeral using homemade bombs, federal prosecutors said Monday.
The Michigan-based group, called Hutaree, planned to use the attack on police as a catalyst for a larger uprising against the government, according to newly unsealed court papers. U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said agents moved quickly on the group because its members were planning a violent mission sometime in April.
I find it HIGHLY offensive that this group would claim Christianity, the same way I find the Westboro bunch offensive! NEITHER is Christian!
I support our men and women in law enforcement, and pray for their safety daily. REAL prayers, to THE REAL GOD. Not the phony prayers of the fakes that try to subvert my faith! This crap seriously pisses me off!!! These asshats are no better than Ahmanutjob in his attempts to urge to bring on the mahdi.
As a Christian, I know things will be bad enough, without scum like this trying to spark violence through the slaughter of innocents.
Well, I’m a lot of things, but ‘fringe’ ain’t one of ‘em! Well, except for my brief stint as a semi liberal hippy, but I was young and stupid at the time.
The Democrats and Obama just don’t get it. WE THE PEOPLE is the Tea Party. When they insult the Tea Party, they are upsetting and mocking a majority of the American people. Democrats have never understood that the Tea Party movement was the people who finally stood up and refused to take it any longer. Democrats mock the Tea Party and in essence they mock the very people who will be voting in the upcoming elections. Keep it up Dems, the more you do this … the more seats you will lose this November.
But let me ask….who exactly is the REAL ‘fringe’? People who stand up for the U.S. Constitution, and the future of our nation’s children? Or someone who uses the word “patriot” in his PAC?
Craig Varoga, a longtime Democratic political operative, has formed a group — known as Patriot Majority PAC — with the specific goal of keeping tea party candidates out of office.
Oh, this is priceless. If you go to the website, you’ll find exactly what they stand for…a total contradiction!
Promote policies that protect the American Dream, strengthen our national security and provide for the common good of our growing and dynamic population.
Work independently to elect Senate and Congressional candidates in targeted races who support these patriotic policies.
Ain’t that a hoot?
The leftist policies of protecting the American Dream involves taking from those who earn, and giving it to those who don’t. In other words, “provide for the common good”. Not the common good of ALL Americans, just the ones who fall into lockstep with the socialist agenda.
Since the left hates the military, and damn near anything to do with the military, to state they want ‘strong national security’ is jut down right hilarious. If they were so serious about ‘national security’, they why do they fight so hard against securing our borders against the influx of criminal invaders? Hmmm…???
It gets even better!
1. Strengthen our national security, support our troops and keep the promises made to our nation’s military veterans
Doesn’t sound too bad, until you look at how they support our troops.
2. Create jobs, ensure America’s return to a vibrant, job-creating economy and keep America at the global forefront of technology development and innovation
Don’t see how this would even be possible with their agenda when they want to support all the tax and spend LIB politicians. Gub’ment doesn’t create diddly, except for more debt, more taxes, more regulations, etc. Jobs killers if ever there was. Screw the ‘global’ BS, and worry about HOME first.
3. Secure and diversify our energy supply with affordable, clean energy and, once and for all, end our reliance on foreign oil from countries that either hate us or harbor those who plot to harm us
I’m so sick of that word, diversify. How ’bout “DRILL HERE! DRILL NOW!” That would sure go a long way to keep our energy dollars out of the hand of terrorists, wouldn’t it? Wind power doesn’t work, and clown cars kill people. Some good old fashioned nuke power plants would sure come in handy. Matter of fact, they would have come in real handy about 30 years ago, but these are the same people who stopped any new ones from being built. Way to go champolas!
4. Strengthen our health-care system so that it remains the best in the world, but also so that it is affordable
Our health care system is just fine. We have the best medical folks in the world. If they want to make it more affordable, get the gub’ment out! Stop promoting the absurd take over, and leave the doctors alone!
5. Educate our young people to compete successfully in a knowledge-based economy
AKA….indoctrinate. Keep kids ignorant of the REAL history of our nation. It’s working so far.
6. Promote the free flow of public information vital to a well-informed citizenry and ensure transparency in public life and among government officials in order to serve the common good rather than special interests
Uh huh. That would be the “broadband” for all, whether or not you can actually pay for it, and then, only the information “they” want you to receive will be allowed.
7. Support smart and effective public safety policies that are beneficial to law enforcement, other public safety officials and the citizens they are sworn to protect
Smart safety policies? Would that include shutting up any and all supporters of the U.S. Constitution?
Patriot Majority PAC does not coordinate with candidates.
Wait. What? “A long time Democratic political operative“? I’m sure they’ll be supporting Republican and conservative candidates, as well, right? *snicker* Yeah….right! Heh. BIG picture!
The idea behind Patriot Majority PAC is to pick 12 to 15 races where tea party-affiliated candidates are running then launch a barrage of television and radio ads (as well as online targeting) to keep them from winning.
I wonder how much money will come from the Soros/MoveOn.org types? And of course, if they can’t find anything to attack when it comes to the candidacy, they’ll attack them personally, their families, and then make stuff up as they go along. Typical Democrat>lib>progressive>socialist>commie tactics.
Alinsky stated his purpose: create mass organizations to seize power and give it to the people; to realize the democratic dream of equality, justice, peace….
“Obama learned his lesson well. I am proud to see that my father’s model for organizing is being applied successfully beyond local community organizing to affect the Democratic campaign in 2008. It is a fine tribute to Saul Alinsky as we approach his 100th birthday.” –Letter from L. DAVID ALINSKY, son of Neo-Marxist Saul Alinsky (source)
And, after all, Alinsky IS the left’s true messiah, right?
Well, if all goes well, I will.
Brought to you by the letter “C“…..as in Constitution!
Your hosts: Tupelo Tea Party.
It’s pretty bad when the media, that is SUPPOSE to actually report NEWS, creates FALSE news”.
CNN put “INCITING VIOLENCE?” on screen under video of Sarah Palin earlier in the day Saturday in Searchlight, Nevada, as anchor Don Lemon announced:
Sarah Palin takes on one of the highest ranking Democrats right in his own backyard, all while causing another uproar by urging tea parties to quote “reload.” And the question is, are comments like that inciting violence and name-calling over the health care bill and the like?
In the subsequent segment, titled “DANGEROUS RHETORIC: When heated words incite threats & violence,” CNN’s panel agreed Obama’s political opponents are inciting violence and are motivated by racism — undeterred by Palin’s assurance, which CNN played:
When I talk about it’s not a time to retreat, it’s a time to reload, what I’m talking about — now, media, try to get this right, okay? That’s not inciting violence. What that’s doing is trying to inspire people to get involved in their local elections and these upcoming federal elections. It’s telling people that their arms are their votes. It’s not inciting violence. It’s telling people, don’t ever let anybody tell you to sit down and shut up, Americans.
Lemon demanded: “Is it responsible for someone to say that? Especially a leader, considering the anger that’s going on right now?”
Marc Lamont Hill, who touts himself as “one of the leading hip-hop generation intellectuals in the country,” condemned Palin: “This is wholly irresponsible for anyone who prize him or herself as a political leader. I mean, you have cross hairs on a map, you have gun language, militaristic language and the sort of inciting towards violence is a very problematic thing. We live in a country where just 50 years ago people were shot down for public policy progress…”
Are they serious? Do they not actually LISTEN to what people say? Mark Lamont is a moron. Thought so when he put in an appearance on Fox, think so even more now that he’s sucking up with CNN. The ONLY people I see “inciting violence” are the media types, and the lying Democrat “lawmakers”.
Yep, 50 years ago, white Democrats were fighting against Civil Rights, for ALL people, beating, shooting, and denying humanity. Where do these idiots come from anyway? Is there a weasel factory somewhere there spits them out?
YES, it IS ‘responsible to say that’! She said…and I’m repeating here….”now, media, try to get this right, okay?” Evidently, they didn’t get it right. Even though they played the quote, they STILL made the mistake of trying to spin it into something it wasn’t. Are we all just all suppose to roll over and play dead while weasels in Washington, and their abettors in the media take an ax to the U.S. Constitution? I don’t THINK so! Does that mean there is violence involved? Only if THEY start it! We’ll damn sure finish it! In the meantime, stop making up crap as you go along, just to promote your hatred of anything anti-socialist. You’re looking like fools….as usual!
The seem to have forgotten, we DO have the 1st Amendment right to peaceful assembly, which is EXACTLY what all Tea Parties have been….peaceful. Just because the left screeches epithets, spits, and destroys, does NOT mean the right does. The media has 1st Amendment rights too, but wouldn’t it be nice if they had a moral, and ethical, directive to report the TRUTH? Just once in a while?
Just how long will Tea Party activists be patient with this kind of “incitement”?
I realize that politicians don’t really have any principles, and most of them will take money from ANY source, but seriously? This bunch has quite a few connections with Mexico, and I’m suspicious of any group that takes money from the Tides Foundation (Working at the Intersection of Environmental Protection, Economic Opportunity, Social Justice, and Democracy).
Wasn’t the Girls Scouts suppose to encourage young girls in moral, and ethical behavior? Well, I always thought so. Guess it’s been radicalized too. Some things sound good on the surface, but ya gotta delve into the underbelly, and look at just who comes up with these bills. There is an alternative if parents are serious about the moral character of their daughters.
Obama jets off to Afghanistan, and we’re suppose to now believe he gives a flip about winning the war? I’m thinking he just wanted up pile up some more frequent flyer miles, since he thought it was better to push for his ObamaCare fiasco, instead of honoring his commitment to an ally. And let’s not forget, while the country is in an economic boondoogle, the Pentagon thinks it’s a good idea to spend money on a NEW toy. Wonder when we’ll stop funding corruption, and allow our troops to actually KILL the bad guys without fear of prosecution?
Russia has had it’s share of evil when it comes to terrorism. I don’t know, seems to me that the majority of attacks, world wide, is linked to one particular group, in one way or another. But that’s just me, right?
Has the attack on Christian militia groups begun in earnest, while Muslim training camps are left in peace? Leads one to wonder if that “member of Islamic descent” was a plant from this bunch of terror supporters?
While watching the local news Saturday and last night, I notice that, instead of actually reporting accurate news, they are continuing the lies perpetrated by the Dems. What a shocker. Problem? They didn’t post the video on their website of the anchorettes repeating those lies. Wonder why? Hmmm….
With the yearlong health care reform fight in Congress ending this week with the passage of the Democrats’ legislation, lawmakers face a new battlefront back home in their districts, where they now must justify their “yea” or “nay” vote to their constituents.
Democrats have argued there was a moral imperative to passing the law, to expand coverage to 32 million uninsured Americans in one of the wealthiest nations in the world.
Really? A moral imperative? Uh…no. Actually, there’s not. The moral imperative is for individuals to give to individuals. NOT the freakin’ government stealing from those who worked hard to give to those who can’t be bothered. Of course, with the current state of affairs, even those who WANT to work hard, earn a living, have been denied this fundamental “right” to earn for their own keep, thanks to the idiocy of our federal government. If you want something screwed up royally, just let the weasels take charge!
But Republicans counter that the new law will kill jobs and lead to a government takeover of the health care system.
17 And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them,
18 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death,
19 And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.
1 And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,
2 Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me.
3 And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.
4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,
5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.
6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,
7 And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon.
8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.
9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.
10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?
11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.
12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,
13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them.
ObamaCare horrorshow: So much for hope and change - People’s Press Collective
Let’s Compare Hate – Black & Right
PA Man Arrested For Playing Possum – Support Your Local Gunfighter
“deeply, fiercely hostile to American proposition” – The Anchoress
Memphis AG Gibbons drops out of GOP race for Governor – Blue Collar Muse
ObamaCare Passage Threatens Bambi - Grandpa John’s
Inexcusable Arrogance – Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.
ACLU Absent on Constitutional Violations of Obamacare – Stop the ACLU
Your Two Minutes Hate Of The Day – The Camp Of The Saints
The REAL Reason Health Crap Was Passed – silent E speaks
Some Say That Sufficient Falsehood Can Enable Truth – The Other McCain
Tea Party Leaders Condemn, Disown Threats Against Lawmakers – Texas Fred’s
Obamacare:Socialism Arrives in America – R E P U P L I K I D
The hyperbole of flag burning – This Ain’t Hell
Leftwinger nutcase calls for Palin and her family’s assassination on Twitter – Another Black Conservative
Tea Party Express: buses egged by Reid supporters – The Daily Caller
Ted Nugent Kill the Pigs – American and Proud
Random Miscellany – Obi’s Sister
Greenies are Meanies – Right Truth
Marine Gunnery Sgt. Robert L. Gilbert – Woman Honor Thyself
Democrats Lawyer Up – The Black Sphere
Democrat Tell Big Labor bosses “pony up $50,000 each for special access” – National Right To Work
Almighty God, Who has given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will. Bless our land with honorable ministry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion, from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people, the multitude brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endow with Thy spirit of wisdom those whom in Thy name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that through obedience to Thy law, we may show forth Thy praise among the nations of the earth. In time of prosperity fill our hearts with thanksfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in Thee to fail; all of which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.