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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Home page for 8/28 Restoring Honor on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial

On Glenn's official website this is the home of the 8/28 Restoring honor.
Share it with everyone in the world you know and love (or know and don't love :))!

Using the new Blog This thing so (FINGERS CROSSED) Free Poster for 8/28 Check it out

Looks like just a great (as usual - Glenn always gets some talented artists involved in things)and free poster as well as FAQs for us folks that are going and some talking/selling points for those we want to try and get to go.

Howard Dean vs. Chris Wallace & Fox News

If you haven't you simply must see it from the Sunday talk show circuit.
That azz clown Howard Dean is flat out wrong, he knows he is wrong, he is trading in the same hate & racism AS USUAL that is automatically thrown on the conservatives and WHEN WILL "WE THE PEOPLE" finally GET IT.
This outta be an automatic call out from the rest of the country that isn't in the 20% of totally damn left wing loons bottom line no questions asked. The link below is a free link of the Audio I believe from Beck's show on Monday where it plays and he offers his opinion. Good listen all in all.

Adopt your member of congress

Sounds really interesting. One of the main folks called in and talked to Beck today.
We need to really take a look at this one. Looks like a nice road to travel down at least at this point.

This Constitutional Seminar looks really really interesting.

From Glenn Beck - The Movement Action Plan

Everybody must read this and understand it. The creator was a genius without doubt because if you look at history especially the past 40 or 50 years I have no doubt this guy has flat out nailed it and it really helps to put where we are, where the media is, the tea party, the government, all of it in perspective and also helps show where we are going, can go, and might go.

Rove directly contradicts the "Bush lied, People Died" Clowns

As usual even when I don't agree with him Karl Rove writes and speaks some great great pieces and factoids etc.

My Biggest Mistake in the White House
Failing to refute charges that Bush lied us into war has hurt our country.
Seven years ago today, in a speech on the Iraq war, Sen. Ted Kennedy fired the first shot in an all-out assault on President George W. Bush's integrity. "All the evidence points to the conclusion," Kennedy said, that the Bush administration "put a spin on the intelligence and a spin on the truth." Later that day Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle told reporters Mr. Bush needed "to be forthcoming" about the absence of weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

Thus began a shameful episode in our political life whose poisonous fruits are still with us.

The next morning, Democratic presidential candidates John Kerry and John Edwards joined in. Sen. Kerry said, "It is time for a president who will face the truth and tell the truth." Mr. Edwards chimed in, "The administration has a problem with the truth."

The battering would continue, and it was a monument to hypocrisy and cynicism. All these Democrats had said, like Mr. Bush did, that Saddam Hussein possessed WMD. Of the 110 House and Senate Democrats who voted in October 2002 to authorize the use of force against his regime, 67 said in congressional debate that Saddam had these weapons. This didn't keep Democrats from later alleging something they knew was false—that the president had lied America into war.

Senate Intelligence Chairman Bob Graham organized a bipartisan letter in December 2001 warning Mr. Bush that Saddam's "biological, chemical and nuclear weapons programs . . . may be back to pre-Gulf War status," and enhanced by "longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies." Yet two years later, he called for Mr. Bush's impeachment for having said Saddam had WMD.

On July 9, 2004, Mr. Graham's fellow Democrat on Senate Intelligence, Jay Rockefeller, charged that the Bush administration "at all levels . . . used bad information to bolster the case for war." But in his remarks on Oct. 10, 2002, supporting the war resolution, he said that "Saddam's existing biological and chemical weapons capabilities pose real threats to America."

Even Kennedy, who opposed the war resolution, nonetheless said the month before the vote that Saddam's "pursuit of lethal weapons of mass destruction cannot be tolerated." But he warned if force were employed, the Iraqi dictator "may decide he has nothing to lose by using weapons of mass destruction himself or by sharing them with terrorists."

Then there was Al Gore, who charged on June 24, 2004, that Mr. Bush spent "prodigious amounts of energy convincing people of lies" and accused him of treason, bellowing that Mr. Bush "betrayed his country." Yet just a month before the war resolution debate, the former vice president said, "We know that [Saddam] has stored away secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country."

Top Democrats led their party in making the "Bush lied, people died" charge because they wanted to defeat him in 2004. That didn't happen. Several bipartisan commissions would later catalogue the serious errors in the intelligence on which Mr. Bush and Democrats relied. But these commissions, particularly the Silberman-Robb report of March 31, 2005, found that the "Bush lied" charge was false. Still, the attacks hurt: When they began, less than a third of Americans believed the charge. Two years later, polls showed that just over half did.

The damage extended beyond Mr. Bush's presidency. The attacks on Mr. Bush poisoned America's political discourse. Saying the commander-in-chief intentionally lied America into war is about the most serious accusation that can be leveled at a president. The charge was false—and it opened the way for politicians in both parties to move the debate from differences over issues into ad hominem attacks.

At the time, we in the Bush White House discussed responding but decided not to relitigate the past. That was wrong and my mistake: I should have insisted to the president that this was a dagger aimed at his administration's heart. What Democrats started seven years ago left us less united as a nation to confront foreign challenges and overcome America's enemies.

We know President Bush did not intentionally mislead the nation. Saddam Hussein was deposed and eventually hung for his crimes. Iraq is a democracy and an ally instead of an enemy of America. Al Qaeda suffered tremendous blows in the "land between the two rivers." But Democrats lost more than the election in 2004. In telling lie after lie, week after week, many lost their honor and blackened their reputations.

James Madison quote from a book I am reading

Mr. Peter Lillback's great book I am currently reading, "Wall of Misconception" ----> The subtitle of the book is Does the separation of church and state mean the separation of God & Government to give you an idea of what its about. GREAT GREAT READ.

Does this James Madison quote just sum it all up or what?
Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people, by gradual & silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent & sudden usurpations.
(James Madison, Virginia Conventions, June 6, 1788. In Padover, The Complete Madison, 339).

A Young Michael Moore gets a lesson from Milton Friedman

Great video. This is supposedly 100% legit and god knows the absolute only part of it that is in question is the fact that Moore probably weighs 95 pounds here. Great great stuff check it out.

Must check out - Black Congressmen Efforts Past & Present

This would most surely make Mr. Beck proud. Totally totally awesome material that never ends!!

John Kerry - Thank you from Red State

I do love this don't you!!

8/28 Restoring America

I can't wait for this I won't lie. I have never been to DC and that is one level of excitement and a little disdain wrapped into one, but I get a feeling about this that I simply can not describe. I honestly believe this will help what may take 2 generations to completely get under control, but I honestly believe this will if not a pivot point, it will at least be a huge place in history that can be pointed to that kept the non "sunshine patroits" going and even helped to narrow their sights on exactly where they need to place their efforts.
Anybody that sees this if you don't know what 8/28 is look it up and COME TO DC and take part!


I am gonna try and subscribe and get it on my page as well but in case I can't we must remember these folks. They are doing liberty's work for solely liberty's sake IMO.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Patriot's History of the United States

right this down. read it, memorize him. He does dabble in historically based fiction on occasion but I can assure you after researching and finding/then listening to many very very ancient lectures etc. from his Hillsdale etc days....this fine gentleman & Burton Folsom Jr. this guys book should be required reading for your 99 year old great grand mother and the soon to be legal immigrant getting ready to get his green card/etc.



Margaret Sanger - FYI

for any liberal that ever sees this, quite simply bring it on.
She literally was trying to wipe the damn black folks off the map.
Started the first planned parenthood clinic (and you dumbass people - that wasn't to help educate was and still is always in the pooooooor areas to help abort all that is humanly possible)

BUT anyway, the point is question with BOLDNESS.
Spend a few evenings reading up, original damn words, not the revisionist historian pricks words.

Woodrow Wilson for dummies

For anyone that just doesn't have the time, scared of history, conflicted, confused, etc.....Just a couple little Woodrow Wilson nuggets (he tends to make the best presidents in history top 10 in surveys and he was the KING OF PROGRESSIVES; i.e. an anti-christ!!!)
He is the one that "re-segregated" the US military AND he segregated the damn US Postal Service if you believe that.
But of course if you just listen to today's narrative from the ones that have an agenda or the purely damn ignorant or the purely ones with a grudge.....THERE HAS NEVER EVER EVER EVER BEEN A DAMN LIBERAL, OR DEMOCRAT, OR PROGRESSIVE RACIST.
That is all us conservatives, or just the republicans etc.
YEAH RIGHT. please to quote Glenn Beck who QUOTES Thomas Jefferson.
Question with boldness even the very existence of god.......

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

E Pluribus UNUM - This will get the blood flowing otherwise you are dead inside

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A free people will not give up its freedom. Never has it been more evident than now that America is not Europe. We are indeed the world’s last best hope. And know this: America is spectacularly, magnetically, incurably, incandescent Exceptional. In spite of what the Boy President™ says, we ARE exceptional. And also in spite of what he says, nobody else can lay claim to the term.

We are it. There is no other. We are Exceptionalist America. We are the shining light of freedom that shows all the people of the world that they can be free as well.

That is one bold statement, given the times, and given the state the nation has been put in by 70 years of corrosive government social engineering, 50 years of judicial activism, and 18 years of unrelenting government intrusion, capped off by 18 months of the most fearsome assault on our personal freedoms and on our free market economic system anyone could have imagined.

But in the last 18 months, we’ve also found the answer to a question that has been dogging freedom-loving patriots for at least a generation, and perhaps for 70 years. We now know that in America, if you turn the heat up a little at a time, the frog will not boil. When the frog has had enough heat, he’ll jump out.

As encroachments have been made on our freedom, conservatives in a minority have been objecting loudly for decades. But with leftist Democrats working toward the end game,all of America has awoken. She has said, resolutely and finally:


The parallels to the American War of Independence of 1775-1783 could not be more striking. The imperial government has tightened its grip in the face of a population whose simple demand is “consent of the governed”. In response to cries for freedom, they have arrogantly and recklessly imposed their will, confident in the supposed knowledge that ultimately, good people will chose security. Good and honest people will play by rules, even if the government cheats. Good people will ultimately choose security over freedom.

But there’s a problem with that. Leftists know their European history very well. They know how the Russians were cowed by a tiny Communist minority following 1917. They have watched the last half century as Western Europe’s democracies have crumbled from the inside, little by little, into hapless, helpless bloated socialist cows who cannot even manage themselves, or defend themselves from external or internal enemies. Leftists are perfectly confident they can destroy America from within, and that Americans will submit to a controlling government that will (supposedly) meet their every need. Europeans do not have a founding principle of liberty. They do not have the good sense, the bloodline, the breeding, to know how to get out of the pot before they are boiled. Incongruously perhaps, I am convinced that in Eastern Europe, there is hope that future generations will learn and remember, that their hardy young blood will keep them in good stead.

But America is not Europe, and the Left does not know American history worth a hoot. Apparently they believe their own crack-pipe, grievance-based revisionist history. It simply will not happen here. We had our Boston Tea Party on April 15, 2009. The government immediately poured more contemptible big government on our heads. But like the Patriots of old, we have not gone home. We have not been cowed. We have had our Lexington and Concord, and Bunker Hill, our seige of Boston; shots fired in skirmishes with mixed results. We won with Scott Brown, Chris Christie, McDonnell, Rubio, Toomey, Djou,and others. We announced our presence with authority in the August recesses. Now you can hardly find a Democrat in Congress who will face his constituents in a venue that is not strictly controlled. We own the streets. We don’t even KNOW we own the streets, but we do. God help the Left if we figure out how to use it. We own the terminology. We own history.

We’ve lost some battles too though, like NY-23 and several legislative battles. We can’t make our 41 display any spine. It looks bad for stopping Kagan. Union power has made incredible gains, and they are convinced that they still own the streets. They don’t, but they think they do. And so far, a major portion of America hates what is happening, but is unwilling to join the effort to stop it.

Nevertheless, the revolution is well under way. By 1775, Massachusetts was in open rebellion in a sure-enough shooting war. Patrick Henry had gone a long way in bringing Virginia to that point.

Now we get to November 2, 2010. On that day, there will be an insanely high turnout level for a mid-term election, and by all signs in at least a 58-42 ratio, Americans will wake up that day having decided to vote out Democrats in favor of a Republican Party that is moving conservative, undergoing its own revolution.

Read those words carefully. The right will massively stomp the left in the elections that day. The Democrats have known this for a year. They will cheat, they will steal elections, and Eric Holder’s “Justice” Department has signaled, by dropping the Black Panthers voter intimidation case, that it is open season. You can expect all manner of union thuggery, vandalism, armed people outside of polling stations blocking the way for non-approved voters. You can expect huge, wholesale cheating in the vote count. You can expect the abominable, despicable American press to give them cover. You can expect violence.

It will happen. But I predict that they will not be able to steal enough, cheat enough, intimidate and block enough, to prevent a resounding takeover of the House of Representatives, with a minimum 235-200 advantage. We should, no matter how much they do, end up with a minimum of 47 senators. But win or lose, it’s on.

That day will be the 2010 edition of the Declaration of Independence. America will state in no uncertain terms to the oppressive Left that good people have had enough. They will say that the time for compromise is over, the day is over for allowing their freedoms to be cheated away by judicial fiat, by unaccountable bureaucracies, by executive decree.

Not only that. We’re not going to be satisfied with the nominal freedoms we still had in December of 2008. We’re going to roll the changes of the Left all the way back.


But be warned. As TheSophist so eloquently pointed out, the Declaration of Independence is the BEGINNING, not the END.

The Left knows all about violence, intimidation, cheating. That is their milieu. It is the canvas upon which they paint their world. They have geared up for resistance. They are organized. We are not (very much). Barack moved control of the Census Bureau from the Commerce Department to the White House. ACORN (not in name perhaps) and SIEU were thoroughly involved in the 2010 census count. The administration is moving to control free internet communication, and to subvert their CU vs FEC judicial smackdown of selective campaign-season participation.

They don’t plan to play nice. They are stealing America. They can taste it, they’re so close. They have gone far enough that they will not give it up without a bloody fight, and I don’t mean that especially figuratively. They simply will not allow an orderly transition according to the rule of law.

But General Washington and the Continental Army faced the same thing. The organized, trained enemy machine, the deck stacked against it. A lack on our side of funding and training, and a somewhat less than enthusiastic public. How did the Colonies win anyway? The cynics will tell you they won because the Patriots just made it too expensive and unpalatable for the British to persist.

I’ll not deny that. But it is more true that the Patriots persisted; that they hung on after a couple of bitter, killing winters with smallpox, dysentery, and starvation; that they loved freedom better than life; that the tide turned when they would not be turned back; that they crossed the Delaware River at night on Christmas to surprise the British; that in the end just beat the daylights out of Cornwallis (with some timely and indispensable help from the French); that if the British had stayed in New York City after Cornwallis surrendered in Virginia, the Continental Army would have come and destroyed them too.

The truth is, Americans know their history and their legacy of freedom. The wars we have fought in the Middle East remind us that practically from nowhere, America can raise up a generation of bold, courageous patriots willing to fight and die for her.

This Declaration will signify that the war is on in earnest. Not just for freedom, not just to throw off oppression, it is a war for the American identity. We still remember. We will have our Nathan Hales, our George Washingtons, our John Adams, our Benjamin Franklins, our Patrick Henrys. We may even have our Lafayettes.

And let’s talk briefly about the term ‘revolution’. This, exactly like the 1775-1783 war, is NOT a revolution. It is a restorative war. It is a war to throw off oppression and restore freedoms previously possessed.

I don’t think we know it yet, but we love liberty better than we love life. The Left has no chance ultimately. They will lose because if we have to, we will die to the last man before bowing to tyranny. They are nowhere near willing to do that. They only want power, and what good is power to a dead man anyway?

We love America more than we love anything else at all. It will be a heck of a war, but America will be free again.

Our GOVMT who pays 1000+ dead people electric bills WILL RUN YOUR HEALTHCARE efficiently!!

Check this fraud out! Some of these dead people were more than 4 years removed from the earth but because there were scandalous garbage human being willing to lie they sent out the checks like it was no big deal....of course those damn checks were our tax $ getting put to use.
OH also check out the government employees that illegally were using the same damn federal program. ONE WAS A POSTAL worker that had a salary of $80K a year and said she was broke and needed the help so committed this vile act.


Federal Government Helped Pay Home Air-Conditioning Bills for Federal Employees, Prisoners and More Than 11,000 Dead People
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
By Matt Cover, Staff Writer

Air conditioner. (Aparelho de ar condicionado, Wikipedia Commons)
( – According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the federal government helped pay the home air conditioning bills for more than 11,000 dead people, 1,100 federal employees, and 725 convicts in fiscal year 2009.

The payments were made by a $5 billion program known as the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP is designed to provide federal assistance, administered by the states, to help people pay the energy bills to heat their homes in the winter and cool them in the summer. The funds are disbursed by the Department of Health and Human Services and are distributed based on a formula that takes into account a state’s weather and the size of its low-income population.

The GAO examined the LIHEAP programs in seven states: Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, New York, Illinois, Michigan, and New Jersey. The agency found evidence of fraud in each state.

“Our analysis of LIHEAP data revealed that the program is at risk of fraud and providing improper benefits in all seven of our selected states,” reported the GAO. “About 260,000 applications--9 percent of households receiving benefits in the selected states--contained invalid identity information, such as Social Security numbers, names, or dates of birth.”

Most glaring among the problems the GAO found were the pervasive payment of LIHEAP benefits to dead people, some of whom, records show, had been dead for quite a long time.

“The identities of over 11,000 deceased individuals were used as applicants or household members for LIHEAP benefits,” reads the GAO report. “Our analysis matching LIHEAP data to the SSA’s death master file found these individuals were deceased before the LIHEAP application date.” (SSA is the acronym for the Social Security Administration.)

One such fraudulent case involved an Ohio application that used the name of a person who, according to the death certificate, had been dead for more than four years. Ohio paid the person $400 in federal LIHEAP benefits, the GAO found.

Another recurring problem the GAO found was the payment of benefits to federal employees who make too much money to qualify for the program. The GAO found that 1,100 federal employees were receiving heating and A/C subsidies despite being able to afford to pay their own bills.

“Matching LIHEAP data with federal civilian payroll records, we identified about 1,100 federal employees whose federal salary exceeded the maximum income threshold at the time of their application,” the GAO reported.

One such case involved a Chicago-area Postal Service employee making $80,000 per year. According to the GAO, the woman, who was not named in the report, claimed on her LIHEAP application that she had no income. However, when pressed by GAO investigators, she admitted that she was not entitled to the benefits but wanted the money anyway because: “Times are tough and I needed the money.” She also said that she saw “long lines” and wanted some “free money.”

The program also provided subsidies to the wife of another Chicago-area postal worker, who earned $84,000 per year, after the wife certified that her husband had no income.

Gravestone in the Stelton Baptist Church Cemetery in Edison, New Jersey. (Photo by Richard Arthur Norton/Wikipedia Commons)
Illinois paid her $840 in federal grant money.

The third chronic issue the GAO discovered was that the program repeatedly paid the air conditioning and heating bill of convicts who were in jail at the time the payments were made.

The GAO found that in four of the seven states--only four provided reliable incarceration figures--725 LIHEAP applications used the names of convicts to obtain federal subsidies.

“For the four states that provided reliable incarceration data, we found 725 instances where the identities of individuals incarcerated in state prisons were used as applicants or household members,” the report says.

Among the 725 cases the GAO identified was the case of a federal employee who listed two incarcerated family members on her LIHEAP application. The GAO found that the woman--a purchasing agent for the Department of Veterans Affairs--would not have qualified for the $700 in benefits she received had she not falsely included her two convicted relatives.

In another case, from Virginia, $430 was paid for an individual that prison records indicated had been incarcerated for more than 15 years prior to the benefits being paid. That application, the GAO found, did not contain any proof of identity, such as a driver’s license or Social Security number.

Well our liberal friends replace Ahmadinejad with Sarah Palin for their Ad capaign

Absolutely perfect. Government at work. They will convince you that cap & trade is the way to go and use Sarah Palin to do it!!!! MUST READ STUFF HERE!!

Climate activists replace Iran president with Palin in ads - The Hill's E2-Wire

Sarah Palin is replacing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the face of a media campaign pushing the Senate to enact sweeping climate change legislation.

The former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee is part of a three-stage advertising campaign sponsored by the American Values Network that seeks to sway momentum inside the Beltway. Palin's face, along with the "drill baby drill" mantra and an image of an oil-soaked bird, will be used on bus advertisements within the Beltway as well as in an online campaign. “It’s time for a smarter approach,” the banner proclaims, calling for support of clean energy and climate policies

The ads from the American Values Network,a faith-based group that boasts former Democratic National Committee Chairman Don Fowler and former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend as among its advisers, begin running Tuesday.

This follows a similar bus and online campaign in mid-May featuring Ahmadinejad. “Iran makes a killing every day we wait,” that ad states, with the word “killing” emphasized and a pile of money laying in front of a barrel of oil. It updated an initial ad in the campaign using the same words accompanying a distorted oil-drenched BP corporate logo and a dead bird.

The ads will run on about 100 D.C. buses for at least a month, said American Values Network Executive Director Eric Sapp. The campaign is “well into the six-figure range,” he added.

Groups are ramping up their advertising during this week-long congressional break as the Senate is inching closer to debate this month on recommendations to address the Gulf oil spill that may be accompanied by broader energy production and carbon pricing strategies.

The Democratic National Committee has a new 30-second ad on cable outlets referencing Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) and his infamous apology to BP executives at a recent House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing.

The American Petroleum Institute, meanwhile, starting today will run television ads in 10 states — including several swing states — that allege the plans would harm the economy and cost jobs.
President Barack Obama and several Democrats have floated plans to end various incentives, such as write-offs for drilling costs and the industry’s ability to claim a lucrative manufacturing tax break.

We let thug law breaking Panthers go, Cartels putting hits out on AZ Sheriffs and our DOJ is?

OF COURSE. Mounting a damn lawsuit against our own state of Arizona. They had better not even win. If anything the damn AZ should be able to sue for lible and get back some of friggin state $ they are forced to blow year after year since our FED govt won't do one of the actual few things they are truly charged with in the damn constitution. CLASSIC DC AS USUAL.


EVERYONE LOOK - Have you seen Obama's July 4th Dont cry for me Argentina remake speech?

Well take 5 minutes from your beautiful life and look at this pathetic mess. Just when you think it might have finally hit rock bottom, we get out the Sandvik mining tools and dig a little further.
He can't resist: Obama bashes Founders on the 4th of July
Jeannie DeAngelis

It appears the President of the United States can't contain his disdain for America's historical roots. On Independence Day, instead of stressing the awesome concepts of the Declaration of Independence, Obama managed to turn a BBQ into an opportunity to disparage our founders, foster class warfare and further division.

On July 4th the Commander-in-Chief invited the military to a White House cookout and then used the occasion to skewer the Founding Fathers. Rather than depicting America as "one nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all," once again Barack-the-great-divider separated America into factions and brought up a time in our history where, in his view, America lacked, "civil rights and voting rights, workers' rights and women's rights."

A casually dressed Obama, who couldn't make Memorial Day at Arlington Cemetery, appeared on the balcony high above the active-duty military and their families who were waving flags and wearing red, white and blue face paint. The President, with Michelle at his side, spoke to the group, saying that today may be Independence Day, but "Today we also celebrate all of you, the men and women of our armed forces, who defend this country we love."

While America focused on Cedric the Entertainer, the U.S. Marine band, Sabrett® hot dogs, Obama's short-sleeved polo shirt, and the outstanding potato salad, the thing that was the most telling about the event were Obama's sentiments when he said the following:

We celebrate the principles that are timeless, tenets first declared by men of property and wealth but which gave rise to what Lincoln called a new birth of freedom in America-civil rights and voting rights, workers' rights and women's rights, and the rights of every American. And on this day that is uniquely American we are reminded that our Declaration, our example, made us a beacon to the world.

Eerily comfortable on a balcony delivering a speech to the crowd below, Obama surreptitiously served up the founding fathers of this nation like shish kabob, disparaging them as merely "men of property and wealth." Then Obama, who identifies himself with a great president who freed slaves rather than made new ones, in an underhanded way elevated Abraham Lincoln above the evil white men who dared to own property and accumulate personal wealth with a simple qualifying "but."

For Obama, the "birth of freedom" at our nation's founding doesn't quite cut the hot dog mustard. Instead Barry relishes what followed: "civil rights, voting rights, workers' rights and women's rights," and hopefully soon, illegal immigrants' rights. Apparently, in the president's mind, "social justice" is what makes us "uniquely American."

Obama's words indicate a view that addendums to independence are far superior to the miracle of our nation's birth and the genius of the men who founded this nation.

It is a travesty that an ungrateful, misguided American president implied America's freedom is "a beacon to the world," merely because of women's suffrage and workers' rights.

Our nation's greatness was and is exhibited by the fact that dirt poor men like Samuel Adams and men of "wealth and property" like Thomas Jefferson believed so much in freedom that, unlike Barack Obama, of one mind and one accord America's founders put aside many differences to lay the foundation for our nation's liberty and glorious, God-given independence.

And what better to go with MLK, the Declaration of Independence!

I think we could all stand a re-read of this as well EVERYBODY! Read, get inspired, and enjoy!!

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new guards for their future security — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. — The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our People, and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from Punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free system of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislature, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions we have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have we been wanting in attention to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

MLK's I have a dream Speech - This man needs to come back now and help free the conservatives!

Seriously you really need to, even if you are like me and have already read it 20 times over the years, go through yet again the transcription of one of the most poignant and special speeches in American history. Please read and THINK,,,,,,,HARD.

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.

In a sense we have come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds." But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this check — a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice. We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children.

It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. Those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.

But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.

We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. They have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone.

As we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back. There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, "When will you be satisfied?" We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can never be satisfied, as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro's basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their selfhood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating "For Whites Only". We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.

I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive.

Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair.

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little 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.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.

This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with a new meaning, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring."

And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!

Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!

Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California!

But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!

Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!

Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

RedState - Judge by the Content of their Character....RIGHT?

From the same folks that also have Malcom X schools in the Washington DC area etc. I mean gimme a break guys. Check this out. It simply never ends with these people.
BTW, please check out the Glenn Beck show today from 5pm. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

Obama appoints maybe his most radical yet

Shocker. An appointment that demands and brags that any truly fruitful healthcare laws/legislation must in fact by its nature redistribute wealth..........


While Congress is on recess, Barack Obama will appoint Donald Berwick to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services or “CMS”.

Presidents tend to appoint controversial nominees with recess appointments because they otherwise can’t get the votes. Barack Obama has appointed a number of extremely controversial people via recess appointment when he otherwise hasn’t had the opportunity to name them czars — positions that don’t need congressional approval.

For example, Barack Obama named Kevin Jennings the “safe schools czar” bypassing congressional action. Jennings, who openly bragged about encouraging an underage boy to engage in a sexual relationship with a man who solicited the boy in a bus station bathroom, could never have been confirmed.

But for all the disgusting sordid stuff in Kevin Jennings’ past, Donald Berwick is far worse.

Donald Berwick openly wants to destroy the American medical system.

This quote from Berwick sums up exactly why Barack Obama is bypassing Congress to put Berwick at CMS:

“Any health care funding plan that is just equitable civilized and humane must, must redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent health care is by definition redistributional.

Berwick has condemned the free market’s involvement in medical practice and declared the United States should be more like Britain, where some people die waiting in line for medical treatment.

Berwick also lambasted consumers in the United States for being able to get the care they want as opposed to need in the United States. He wants to fix this “problem” declaring, “That is for leaders to do.”

Barack Obama has foisted on the American public radical after radical. Donald Berwick might just be the most dangerous of them all.

Breakin: 80% of those surveyed have nothing good to say

My god folks r the pollls n the surveys abit ridiculous these days or what....for gosh sake.
Just saw article posted on O'Reilly. New gallup shows 61% of the self identified "tea party activists" rate our federal debt as one of the issues they are most concerned about.
HELLLLLLLLLLO? Even the ass bags n DC know that one good lord.
Next up:
50% of those polled equals half the total surveyed.
Its been identified that 90% of hetero men prefer sex with women.
Next I guess we will see that 90% of those surveyed consider MSNBC to be left of Fox News.
Just keep pouring out those unique info nuggets for us guys.
Its not like the internet has too much useless crap or anything.... "^)

How we got here?

I don't wanna friggin hear bout the boys n girls club either
The Lebron. James garbage was bad enuf b4 the recently announced hour announcement special, couple that with damsweet 16 parties as a tv show on mtv where these ass monkey entitled kids get more spent on them than our home costs.....2 grade A examples of the bad in America

Why we will win

Because we are not Europe, we are not those chickens in Russsia....we love freedom & we love LIBERTY more than we love life. Read that again. I'm not proclaiming thAt Gov.Christie is George Washington but I do believe just as Glenn says every other day...where is our George cause we could use one....wellll our George is a young person right now n will b born out of all this! I WANNA repeat the most important part of my rambling cause it has held true from Valley Forge n crossing the Delaware to a 5* NFL safety, the last name Tillman, immediately after 9/11 giving up millions of $ and the safety of The NFL to become a whole new level of bad ass also known as a Green Beret and literally sign up to go digging into the bowels of hell in the land that time forgot for one simple figured it out yet you dam leftist elitist snob pricks? You don't FUCK WITH AMERICA. That goes for our citizens n especially our government. PAT TILLMAN loved liberty and freedom more than he loved life. THAT IN A NUTSHELL FOLKS IS WHY WE WILL WIN! Now go to work

E Pluribus Unum

Go an read the translation of this at least once a week. I dare you. Everytime you hear the ass hats from Holder to Obama talk about America n hinting at what they would literally give dam body parts to do....amnesty with no holds barred, & of course consider the Conservative cult icon Ronald Regan even went down this road. & 3,218 Mexican. Restaurants later where are we? Well I know where we should be...........WE SHOULD BE right amidst the title of this post.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Karl Rove - Obama & the fiscal road to hell - GREAT READ

goood gooood times here. Not in the way any would like but worth a few minutes of your day please read and enlighten any dead spots in your fine memory.

Please read & attempt to guilt a damn liberal - HOORAY for AMERICA the DEPENDANT!

As titled - A July 4th Sermon - (I couldn't have damn said or done it any better) FROM THE LEGEND - ACADEMIC ELEPHANT

A Fourth of July Sermon
On Rights and Responsibilities
Posted by Academic Elephant (Profile)
Sunday, July 4th at 7:23AM EDT
I was honored to be asked to be the lay preacher at our church this morning. Here are my remarks as prepared for delivery.
St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Whitemarsh
July 4, 2010

On a sweltering July day eleven score and fourteen years ago, a group of men “mutually pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honor” as they declared their freedom from Great Britain. It happened not so very far from here in downtown Philadelphia, but we should remember that in the eighteenth century Chestnut Hill was a summer community several hours’ journey from the city, and may have seemed somewhat remote that July 4th. It was hot in Philadelphia, but I’m sure the breezes out here were cooling and the trees provided ample shade—especially with no cars or trucks on Bethlehem Pike. The view looking out from our hill over the fields of Hope Lodge, then in the process of being sold to William West, must have been bucolic compared to the raucous scene around Independence Hall. The following year, however, the fallout of this audacious Declaration was brought home to St. Thomas’ as after the British victory at Germantown the redcoats stormed up Church Road to the top of this very hill and the area saw fierce fighting. The little church that stood on this site was destroyed—its windows blown out and its graveyard desecrated. These events make this Sunday on the date that precipitated them even more sacred for our congregation. Since our predecessors thought it was worth dying over the Declaration of Independence, it seems to me an opportune moment to reflect on the great gift we were given all those years ago, and how we can act as good stewards of it today.

Eleven score and fourteen is more cumbersome than the lyrical “Four score and seven” that began President Lincoln’s 1863 Gettysburg Address, but I deployed it anyway to highlight how young the nation was when Lincoln gave his great speech. Lincoln was addressing a country engulfed in the agonies of civil war whose survival was far from assured, but he spoke hopefully of “a new birth of freedom” that would come after we as a nation had reaffirmed “the proposition that all men are created equal”—and in a historical footnote I would add that Lincoln managed to make his point in 10 sentences, an admirable brevity that I’m sure everyone eager to get to their celebratory picnics hopes I will imitate—but bear with me a little longer.

From our vantage point so many scores of years later we may be pardoned for taking for granted the happy fulfillment of Lincoln’s optimism, but I think this would be a dangerous complacency. The Declaration of Independence asserts that we “are endowed by [our] Creator with certain unalienable Rights…Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” but it does not follow that they are automatically guaranteed to us. I believe we need to understand that these are precious gifts from God, and like many of his gifts, they are not entirely straightforward. Rights come with responsibilities. In order to fully receive and enjoy them we need to exert a little effort of our own, beginning with understanding just what they are—an exercise I found surprisingly difficult and personal, and I’d like to share the results with you today.

“Life” may seem reasonably self-evident—I expect it certainly did for Thomas Jefferson and his companions—but for our generation it has become considerably more challenging. Our Founding Fathers were asserting each being’s right to live unmolested. While you could forfeit your right to life through criminal behavior, it could not be arbitrarily taken from you by the state. Today our society is engaged in a debate that they could not have imagined over the nature of life, when it begins—and so when an individual assumes this divinely bestowed right to life. We need to treat this issue with tremendous caution and care as in the case of our county, “Life” is more than a science experiment, it is a foundation block of our nation. As our medical capability increases ever more amazingly, we owe it to ourselves to review its ramifications for the right to life at every step. Is it acceptable to destroy life in order to preserve it—or even to create it? These are painful and difficult questions, but with God’s help we must not shy away from them. Decisions over who exists and who does not should not be made on the basis of convenience or expedience, but with a seriousness of purpose and a clear understanding of what the right to life means in our nation.

Liberty is a similarly complex proposition. Of course we want to be personally free—free to worship and marry as we please, travel at will and make all range of personal decisions that in other countries are arranged by dictator, potentate or junta. But liberty, while always welcomed by the recipient, has proven remarkably difficult to share for we mortals. The creation of a free collective society is no easy task. Establishing who would be endowed with the right to liberty—and how far their freedom would extend—tormented our country for much of its first two centuries of existence. Lincoln preserved the Union and abolished slavery, but the struggle was far from over. We have, however, made remarkable—almost historically unprecedented—progress towards understanding that until all of us are free none of us truly understand liberty. All politics aside, it is wonderful to me as someone who was born five months to the day after Martin Luther King, Jr. was gunned down in anger to have my two children live in a world where it is perfectly acceptable—even unremarkable—to have a black man become the President of the United States. Again, this is a development the Founding Fathers probably did not anticipate even when they acknowledged the country would have to confront the discrepancy between the claim of an inalienable right to freedom and the practice of slavery at some point, but I have to think they would be pleased. Progress may not always happen as quickly or efficiently as we would hope, but it can happen when we keep our founding principals in front of us as the standard down the road towards which we work.

And now for the fun one: the right to pursue happiness. That sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? As the old song said, don’t worry, be happy! Ah, but again there is a catch. This right is about opportunities not guarantees. It wasn’t designed to be a passive state. The results of the gift are of our own making, whether we succeed, fail, or chose not to enter the race at all. I am coming to think that many of the problems we face today are caused by a misinterpretation of this gift caused by our own prosperity. So many have done so well given the opportunities provided by the United States that we have come to believe that this is our natural condition and if anyone fails it is the fault of the state and so the state’s responsibility to remedy the situation. I fear we are losing sight of the value of the pursuit—of the risk and effort, the worry if you will—that goes into building happiness. I say this as an enormously fortunate child of this country who has benefited greatly from the great opportunities we enjoy. There is of course another side to this coin—lore on my paternal grandmother’s side of the family has it that her father was friends with Milton Hershey. Mr. Hershey came to him for money once to invest in a business he was starting. My great grandfather complied. The business went belly up. A year or so later, Mr. Hershey was back with another idea. Again, my great grandfather invested. Again, the business failed. Some period of time later Mr. Hershey was back again, this time with a scheme to make chocolate. My great grandfather said he simply didn’t have any more money to invest. The moral of the story is that you sure don’t win them all, but we have to guard our right to pursue our own happiness, and not be contented with what is allocated to us by the state.

And so in conclusion I found that what we have been promised in the Declaration of Independence is a far more complex, challenging gift than I had assumed. Clearly, given what has transpired over the last 234 years these gifts inspire and sustain human creativity and productivity. But at the same time, we should not grow too self-assured in our own might. For all the bravery and strength the heroes now sleeping in our quiet churchyard displayed in fighting for our freedom, our inalienable rights were not won by force of arms, but rather freely bestowed on us by a greater power who we must trust and turn to for guidance in our frailty. For as we learned in the reading from Luke, “Do not rejoice at this, that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” And that is the greatest gift of all.


from one of the fine members on !!!!!

If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you can still read it in English, You’re Welcome
Deskpilot, AM(H)1 (AW), USN (Ret)

ALL YOU FOLKS - READ THIS - Patrick Henry's famous speech

EVERYONE KNOWS "Give me Liberty or Give Me Death".
Great, now as usual we with the 2 second attention spans miss the whole picture.
Read the entire speech made before Congress.
If this doesn't fire you up and renew your vim and vigor just a hair.........grab a liberal/progressive on the damn way and move to switzerland, iran, or france and make the US a better place, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. The questing before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.

Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.

I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past. And judging by the past, I wish to know what there has been in the conduct of the British ministry for the last ten years to justify those hopes with which gentlemen have been pleased to solace themselves and the House. Is it that insidious smile with which our petition has been lately received? Trust it not, sir; it will prove a snare to your feet. Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with those warlike preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort. I ask gentlemen, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentlemen assign any other possible motive for it? Has Great Britain any enemy, in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies? No, sir, she has none. They are meant for us: they can be meant for no other. They are sent over to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the British ministry have been so long forging. And what have we to oppose to them? Shall we try argument? Sir, we have been trying that for the last ten years. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing. We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain. Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted? Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves. Sir, we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne! In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free– if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending–if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained–we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!

They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable–and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.

It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace– but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

Bill O'Reilly - Shooting Down the Constitution (our fine LEFT Supreme Court Judges)

If you haven't already please humor me & read about the Dickenson County Legend

Darrel "Shifty" Powers

Monday, July 5, 2010

My sincere apologies to myself

in the midst of life,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,god that is so how we all freakin got here, i have lied to myself and not kept up my blog so at the absolute worst my next generations could get a reasonable timeline of our lives and our day!