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Archive for January 2012
In only three years Obama added an unimaginable $5 trillion to our debt, enslaving our children to high taxes for decades to come. For what? His stimulus added almost $1 trillion for “shovel ready jobs” that never existed. Instead he handed out billions to green energy companies that never had a chance of survival, stacked with his biggest supporters and contributors. The stimulus didn’t help the U.S. economy, but it sure helped the Democratic Party.
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The Council on American-Islamic Relations announced Monday night that it had successfully prevented retired Lieutenant General William G. “Jerry” Boykin from speaking at an upcoming prayer breakfast at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
“We welcome Mr. Boykin’s withdrawal from this event and hope that the speaker who replaces him will offer cadets a spiritual message that promotes tolerance and mutual understanding,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad in a statement.
When are we going to stop bowing to this terrorist front group????
West Point initially balked at the calls to remove Boykin — a former military intelligence officer — from the event.
Lt. Col. Sherri Reed of West Point told The Associated Press that cadets are “purposefully exposed to different perspectives and cultures.”
I can well understand why our future military officers would be exposed to “different perspectives and cultures”. Wasn’t it Sun Tzu who said “Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.” Since we ARE fighting against Islam, who declared war on us a long time ago, our young men and women need to know all they can about the ‘enemy’.
“The National Prayer Breakfast Service will be pluralistic with Christians, Jewish, and Muslim cadets participating,” Reed said. “We are comfortable and confident that what retired Lt. Gen. Boykin will share about prayer, soldier care and selfless service, will be in keeping with the broad range of ideas normally considered by our cadets.”
I’d really like to know why there are Muslims at West Point, and in our military in the first place. Would FDR have allowed Nazis to sign up? Would West Point have accepted Brown Shirts? I see no difference in the two! Muslims were allies of the Nazis, and yet, here we are, trying to suck up to a group that would see our demise.
CAIR and the group VoteVets.org pushed hard for a retraction of Boykin’s invitation to the event due to his “Islamophobic” views.
CAIR and People For the American Way failed to stop a speech Boykin gave in Ocean City, Md., last week. This week it seems they have been successful.
I am completely disgusted that this Lt General would cave to the enemy since they evidently failed from intimidating him previously. Muslims and socialists working together to silence him, and many others, should give EVERYONE pause!
All these colleges and universities raise the cost of walking through the door every time the government has stuck their fingers in the pie. Yet, for some reason, walking out the door, the graduates are no smarter than they would be if the debt accrued was much lower. Actually, judging by some of the so called educated, they come out a whole lot dumber…unable to cope with the real world. Just an observation.
A Higher Education Revolution
Speaking on Friday at the University of Michigan, President Obama declared, “I want this to be a big, bold, generous country where everybody gets a fair shot, everybody is doing their fair share, everybody is playing by the same set of rules. That’s the America I know. That’s the American I want to keep. That’s the future within our reach.” How did the President propose to achieve his goal? The wrong kind of federal intervention into higher education with the goal of bringing down the cost of attending college.
The President is right to highlight the rising cost of higher education. Tuition and fees continue to shoot through the roof, now exceeding $17,000 per year, rising on average 8.3 percent at public universities this year. That means medium-income Americans are struggling to send their kids to college, and graduates are leaving school with monstrous debt. Last year in America, total student loan debt surpassed credit card debt. The total bill is expected to exceed $1 trillion this next year, and in 2009, 55 percent of graduating bachelor’s degree students at public colleges were in debt, with an average indebtedness of $19,800 ($26,100 for private college graduates, 65 percent of whom were in debt.)
While moseying through my email this morning, I came across a link I decided to check out, instead of automatically deleting. Sometimes I do that cuz there is so much in my email, I can’t really read it all. So, here I’m reading this link about the aging population in the prisons, and come to the very last paragraph:
”A burgeoning geriatric prisoner population has important financial, practical, and moral implications for all Americans, not just those incarcerated. The United States should consider whether such a population is something that the country wants or needs. Human Rights Watch believes it is neither,” the report says.
Uh….and what exactly is that suppose to mean? What does this ‘Human Rights Watch’ propose to do with the aging population inside those prison walls? Should criminals be let out of prison, to drain more tax dollars through Medicare, etc? Or, should they just be….’done away with’? I must admit, this particular paragraph has me rather baffled, and concerned. I do believe criminals should pay for crimes they commit, no matter their age. If murder was their crime, then we shouldn’t be supporting them with 3 squares and a bed. They should be put out of our misery. Other than that, I don’t see what this ‘watch’ bunch is proposing.
Florida tea partiers would be most enthusiastic if former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum won the Republican presidential nomination, according to a straw poll conducted Sunday night by the Tea Party Patriots organization.
The straw poll was conducted following a conference call during which Santorum, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and answered questions and made their pitch to the call’s participants. Texas Rep. Ron Paul was invited to participate, but was unable to do so.
Callers were asked to rank their enthusiasm for each of the candidates receiving the nomination on a scale of one to five, with five being the most enthusiastic.
For Santorum, 35 percent of respondents said they would be the most enthusiastic, while 26 percent were in the middle. The rest were split among the other options.
Callers were also enthusiastic about a Gingrich nomination, and he had the support of 35 percent of the callers, with 24 percent saying they would be in the “most enthusiastic” category.
Romney’s support, on the other hand, was “balanced across the board,” with each level of enthusiasm receiving a similar number of votes.
Reading this, talking to many people, and comparing what is reported through the media, you’d think we were all on different planets. Well, in a way, I suppose we are. You see, the media, and the RNC elites have decided it is “Romney’s turn”. On the other hand, you have regular folks, like me, who have decided the RNC elites, and the media, are full of caca de toro, and we aren’t buying into their BS!
Many of us figured out the last go ’round, that the Republican Party is no longer the party of Reagan type conservatism, which the MAJORITY of “R” voters are. Those at the top have decided those of us who actually do the voting, aren’t smart enough to make our own decisions, so they apparently have sent out their talking points to the media, and have them pushing hard for THEIR choice for the nominee, instead of allowing us ‘small people’ to make our own decision on who WE want to see in the White House.
In 2010, we sent a very…VERY strong message to Washington, D.C., and for a few months, they did seem to pay attention. Alas, as with all entrenched politicians, those ‘powers that be’ made a very unwise decision to buck the voters, and carry on with business as usual. I think it’s time we sent them an even STRONGER message.
WE, THE PEOPLE…..do NOT want Mitt Romney as the nominee for President of the United States!
As a VERY conservative American, my preference would be Rick Santorum. BUT, I could live with Newt Gringrich. The VP pick is also very important to us out here in the real world. A combination of Gringrich and Santorum, Gringrich/West or Rubio, Santorum/West or Rubio would get us out here in the REAL world excited enough to actually put in some time and money?
So, you folks up there in D.C. might want to start paying attention. You may not have a job come November 7, because we are not playing patty cake with you yahoos anymore! We want our country back. We are a REPUBLIC….not a democracy! Please be so kind as to pull your collective heads out of your collective hinders!
No one, and I mean NO ONE, should ever be forced to join something they are adamantly opposed to join. Nor should they be FORCED to support ideals that goes against their own principles. Unions staunchly support Democrats who staunchly support the slaughter of innocent babies. Should you be FORCED to support an organization that refuses you the right to support your family if you oppose them? I think not! EVERY state should have the freedom to work!
Right to Work Heads to Indiana
In 22 states in the Union, workers have the freedom under “Right-to-Work” laws to decide whether or not to pay union dues, and now Indiana is poised to become the twenty-third state on that list, bringing the workers there renewed hope in an economy that has seen few glimmers of light.
Last week, Indiana’s House and Senate passed a right-to-work bill after weeks of political maneuvering by pro-union politicians hoping to stop the proposal in its tracks. Today, the legislation returns to the state’s Senate for a final vote, and Governor Mitch Daniels (R) has promised to sign the bill into law. Meanwhile, a dozen labor unions have protested the measure, with threats to “occupy” the Super Bowl to be held in Indianapolis next week. Nationally, right-to-work states have become a target, as well. Last year, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) took aim at the Boeing Corporation for its decision to locate a new factory in South Carolina, a right-to-work state. The NLRB attempted to stop Boeing from making fundamental decisions about where to do business — ultimately, it dropped the case after union negotiators reached a deal that benefited their members in a union state.
Once in a while politics take a break, and that was the case Sunday as rivals and partisans set down their talking points and instead offered prayers and well wishes to Rick Santorum’s 3-year-old daughter, Bella, who was hospitalized Saturday.
There is nothing more important than God, family, and country! Sending prayers for little Bella and the Santorums! May she continue to recover, and be home with the family who love her!
Oakland police said they arrested about 300 people Saturday as protesters spent a portion of the day trying to get into a vacant convention center, and later broke into City Hall and tried to occupy a YMCA.
Police spokesman Jeff Thomason said most of the arrests came around 8 p.m. local time, when police took many protesters into custody as they marched through the city’s downtown, with some entering a YMCA building.
At about the same time police were taking people into custody near the YMCA, about 100 police officers surrounded City Hall, while others swept the inside of the building looking for protesters who had broken into the building, then ran out of the building with American flags before officers arrived.
Let’s see, breaking and entering, vandalism, theft. Does that pretty much cover it?
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan during a news briefing late Saturday said protesters had forced their way into City Hall, where they burned flags, broke into an electrical box and damaged several art structures, including a recycled art exhibit created by children.
Are they going to spout the tired line/lie “It’s for the CHILDREN”?
Police said the group assembled at a downtown plaza Saturday morning, with demonstrators threatening to take over the vacant Henry Kaiser Convention Center. The group then marched through the streets, disrupting traffic.
The crowd grew as the day wore on, with afternoon estimates ranging from about 1,000 to 2,000 people.
The protesters walked to the vacant convention center, where some started tearing down perimeter fencing and “destroying construction equipment” shortly before 3 p.m., police said.
Just because a building is vacant, doesn’t mean it doesn’t belong to someone. And unless that someone says you can move into it, then you are nothing more than a criminal. When you destroy someone else’s property, you are a criminal.
Police said they issued a dispersal order and used smoke and tear gas after some protesters pelted them with bottles, rocks, burning flares and other objects.
Most of the arrests were made when protesters ignored orders to leave and assaulted officers, police said. By 4 p.m., the bulk of the crowd had left the convention center and headed back downtown.
When you assault another person, whether they are LOE or a private citizen, you are a criminal.
The demonstration comes after Occupy protesters said earlier this week that they planned to move into a vacant building and turn it into a social center and political hub. They also threatened to try to shut down the port, occupy the airport and take over City Hall.
When you intentionally interfere with business, you are a criminal.
Hey…let’s face it! These occutards are nothing but criminal elements. They are thieves, liars and cheats. They want to take what belongs to someone else, and destroy it. How about they go home, and destroy their own property? They are a hazard to the general public, and if the mayor isn’t going to do her job, and watch out of the WHOLE city, then perhaps she needs to find another line of work.
This is no longer a 1st Amendment issue. Freedom of speech doesn’t cover destruction and theft! Here’s a thought. How about letting them into that vacant building, and lock the doors. It can be their jail. After all, isn’t that what you do with criminals? Put them in jail?
7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
8 which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,
9 having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself,
10 that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him.
11 In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will,
12 that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.