So long,Mr.Harvey! Thank you!
Since the end of January, over 100 rockets have been fired by Palestinian militants into southern Israel. Both sides declared a separate cease-fire. Much of the reaction from the media was aimed negatively at Israel for reacting "too strongly".
The MSM is downplaying the "Tea parties" that took place today across America. Below is a pic from the newly formed "American Tea party". More Pictures at David Weigel's column.
The following are a few tea parties that took place Feb.27,2009:
Fayetteville, N.C. – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Bow Street and Hay Street where the Liberty Point Resolves were signed
Boston, Mass. – Feb. 27 from 11:50 p.m. to Feb. 28 at 1:50 p.m., location to be determined
Chicago, Ill. – Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. at Daley Plaza Civic Center
Atlanta, Ga. – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Georgia's capitol building in Atlanta
Orlando, Fla. – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Lake Eola on East Robinson and North Rosalind Ave
Dallas, Texas – Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Victory Plaza located at 3090 Olive St.
Fort Worth, Texas – Feb. 27 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cowtown Bar & Grill located at 7108 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Houston, Texas – Feb. 27 at 12 p.m. at Fondren at Discovery Green
San Antonio, Texas – Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Alamo
Austin, Texas – Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Texas capitol building
Pittsburgh, Pa. – April 11 at Market Square on Forbes Avenue and Market Street
San Diego, Calif. – Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. north of the Star of India on San Diego Bay
Tulsa, Okla. – Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Veteran's Park located at 2st Street and Boulder Avenue
Nashville, Tenn. – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Legislative Plaza located at 6th Avenue and Union Street
St. Louis, Mo. – Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Steps of Gateway Arch located on Wharf Street
Portland, Ore. – Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Pioneer Courthouse Square at the corner of Broadway and Morrison
Kansas City, Mo. – Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the J.C. Nichols Foundation located at 47th and J.C. Nichols Parkway
Cleveland, Ohio – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at 1 Public Square
Denver, Colo. – Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the east capitol steps
Fort Myers Beach, Fla. – Feb. 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bowditch Park located at 50 Estero Blvd.
Lansing, Mich. – Feb. 27 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the state capitol building at 100 N. Capitol Ave.
Omaha, Neb. – Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Douglas County Courthouse located at 16th Street and Farnam Street
Asheville, N.C. – Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville
Greenville, S.C. – Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. on the Reedy River & Walking Bridge
Nashville, Tenn. – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.at Legislative Plaza on 6th and Union
Shelby County, Ala. – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the entrance to Eagle Point Neighborhood
Seattle, Wash. – Feb. 27 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Westlake Park at 410 Pine St.
Philadelphia, Penn. – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Independence Hall
Los Angeles, Calif. – Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Santa Monica Pier
Sacramento, Calif. – Feb. 27 at 12 p.m. on north steps of state capitol on L Street
Springfield, Mo. – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Lake Springfield Park
Sarasota, Fla. – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Island Park and Marina Jacks at 41 Bayfront Drive and Ringling Boulevard
Phoenix, Ariz. – Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the state capitol building at 1700 Washington St.
Tampa, Fla. – Feb 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the federal courthouse on 801. N. Florida Ave.
Oklahoma City, Okla. – Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the state capitol steps
New York City, N.Y. – Feb. 28 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at City Hall Park
Wichita, Kan. – Feb. 27 at 11:30 a.m. outisde Sen. Sam Brownback's office at 245 N. Waco
Davenport, Iowa – Feb. 28 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Main and Locust Street
Hartford, Conn. – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the state capitol
We discussed on this blog the pathetic 'apology" Bishop Richard Williamson gave to the Jewish people and the Pope for his inexcusable denial of the Holocaust. The excommunicated bishop apologized for any hurt feelings he caused, but would not recant his dangerous lies.
Eisenhower liberated the camps and the survivors.
Much credit must go to the supreme commander of the Allied forces on the Western Front upon the liberation of the concentration camps during the closing days of the war, April/May 1945. He also acted humanely toward the inmates in the period immediately following the collapse of the Third Reich.
The first camp, Ohrdruf, was overrun. The term "overrun" is used because G.I.s did not liberate in the sense that a firefight occurred; the Americans wandered upon the camps without design.
Gen. Dwight D. ...
April 10, 1945 - The Nazi concentration camp at Buchenwald was liberated by U.S. troops. Located near Weimar in Germany, Buchenwald was established in July of 1937 to hold criminals and was one of the first major concentration camps. It later included Jews and homosexuals and was used as a slave labor center for nearby German companies. Of a total of 238,980 Buchenwald inmates, 56,545 perished. Following its liberation, Supreme Allied Commander, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, and other top U.S. commanders visited the subcamp at Ohrdruf. U.S. Troops also forced German civilians from nearby towns into the camp to view the carnage.
Video of Williamson interview:
Mississippi Democratic Rep. Gene Taylor blasted the budget outline President Obama submitted to Capitol Hill today, saying “I don’t like it…change is not running up even bigger deficits that George Bush did.” Taylor did not vote for Obama's Stimulus Bill either.
Obama announced on Monday that he would soon ask Congress to return to a pay-as-you-go. Note this is after we spend billions with no cap. That announcement is like eating two helpings of strawberry short-cake and announcing you are immediately going on a diet.
With this kind of spending by Democrats, and Obama's promise to cut the deficit in half, how does the math add up without taxing the devil out of every citizen?
Donald Lambro at Townhall referred to the Blue Dogs who voted for the Stimulus Bill as "tooth-less". Lambro wrote: "
The handful of the House's Blue Dog Democrats who switched their votes from "no" to "yes" on the huge economic stimulus are working overtime this week in their conservative-leaning districts to explain the change of heart.
Look for these Democrats to try and draw political attention away from their spending by boasting about cutting the deficit in half and pay-as-you-go...the straw-berry shortcake diet.
Democratic Blue Dog
When Jindal appeared on "Meet the Press" last Sunday he had this to say: "The $100 million we turned down was temporary federal dollars that would require us to change our unemployment laws. That would’ve actually raised taxes on Louisiana businesses. We as a state would’ve been responsible for paying for those benefits after the federal money disappeared."
Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana, addressed Americans tonight in response to Obama's speech to the Joint House of Congress. His views were summed up with this quote: "Who among us would ask our children for a loan, so we could spend money we do not have, on things we do not need? That is precisely what the Democrats in Congress just did. It's irresponsible."
How can we be sure the money going to Gaza won't be used for Hamas? There is no way we can be for sure! After-all, this money is to be spent rebuilding the Palestinian Authority. So the money gets funneled through non-governmental organizations. Perhaps it will be similar to how ACORN will ending up getting money from infrastructure projects in the Stimulus Plan. Let's hope Obama and Clinton really do know where the money is going. I have my doubts.
The United States wants Abbas's PA to play a central role in the reconstruction effort in Gaza, hoping this will increase its influence in the Hamas stronghold. Washington is also putting pressure on other donors to bolster Abbas. End Quote
For now, with all the issues at stake, giving the money to the U.N. will cause us to knowingly lose control of the money and how it is "funneled".
Remember Hillary Clinton saying this about Obama? "The sky will open. The lights will come down. Celestial choirs will be singing and everyone will know we should do the right thing and the world will be perfect!" Alexander Mooney did an analysis on CNN of Obama's grade for bipartisanship and points to these words from Hillary Clinton as being prophetic.
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Leaders of the NAACP on Saturday called for the firing of the New York Post cartoonist whose drawing lampooning the federal stimulus bill has drawn charges that it's racist and encourages violence toward President Obama.
Yesterday, we have Eric Holder declaring how Americans are cowardly in their discussions on race, and now we have to listen to (D)Senator Clyburn, S.C., refer to the governors opposing the Stimulus Bill as 'not caring about African Americans'....does that mean "racist"?
Michael Steele, the new GOP Chairman, will do just what Meghan McCain thinks the Republicans need to do and that is to get "tech savvy".
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Eric Holder, the country’s first African-American attorney general, called the United States “a nation of cowards” Wednesday for failing to candidly talk about matters of race...end quote
It seems that more than 45% of Americans were called "racists" this past election year. Shall we list the names in old,boring order for the Attorney General Eric Holder? Perhaps Axelrod and a few other Obama supporters can add to the never-ending list of bigots. Let's see,hmm, Geraldine Ferraro, Bill Clinton, and same-o, you name it!
Holder, with all respect,Sir, almost half of America was classified as racist while President Obama was in the midst of a heated primary with Hillary Clinton, and then McCain-Palin.
AP had this to say: "The nation's first black attorney general, Holder said the American workplace is largely integrated but Americans still self-segregate on the weekends and in their private lives..." end quote.
MSNBC quoted Holder as saying: "average Americans"simply do not talk enough with each other about race." .....Ok, Holder, what is an "average American"? Is an average American a city or rural dweller? Do they go to church or synagogue? It certainly can't be the "elite"!
Eric Holder may point out as many heroic truisms as he wishes,but Obama helped this racial divide go even further underground by referring to 'bitter rural (white) people who cling to their guns'. Though that was pointed at Hillary Clinton and her supporters, it caused such a path of political expediency for Barack Obama, that it was slick enough to carry over and use to verbally insult all of John McCain and Sarah Palin's supporters.
The ball is in your and Obama's court to "heal" the issues, Mr.Holder. For starters, let's see how long the MSM and Obama court of supporters can go without referring to republicans, independents, and disenfranchised democrats as racists...TRedwine
CNN reports that the Uk is reporting heightened ant-Semitic attacks. Hate crimes of this sort have been recorded in Britain since 1984, and the numbers are significantly increased, London's Metropolitan Police "report that since December, there have been four times as many anti-Semitic attacks as attacks on Muslims, even though there are seven or eight times the number of British Muslims as there are Jews," said British lawmaker Denis MacShane, who chaired the country's first parliamentary inquiry into anti-Semitic behavior. The two day London conference will have lawmakers meeting with legal experts, and specialists to discover ways in which governments can fight global anti-Semitism. Britain is not alone on this problem, but with the high number of British Muslims, it signals a global concern for democracy due to the ideology behind anti-Semitism. Lord Malloch-Brown, Foreign Office Minister, says little has been done to eradicate the growing anti-Semitic behavior in Britain. The Telegraph reports that the minister said," that political debate over Israel's military tactics should not lead to the "insidious" view that "whole races or nations are mysteriously evil". The Community Security Trust, a non-governmental group which monitors anti-Semitic attacks in Britain, said that over 200 cases of hate acts towards Jews were recorded in January alone. This is the biggest increase in the number of recorded attacks since the group started keeping records in 1984. Anti-Semitism never died after the Holocaust.....It went to the underground. It was not "politically correct" until it started to creep back into European society...a deadly, nasty crawl of hate and violent acts. The recent war in Gaza has allowed an opening for neo-Nazi's and far-left groups(even in America) to voice anti-Semitic feelings. With the exception of The Telegraph, it seems that Britain has trouble with her media as does the U.S. The British media tends to white-wash Muslim crimes and hate acts. One would think when reading some blogs and news commentaries, that the Jews even caused the 9-11 terror...TRedwine
CNN reports that the Uk is reporting heightened ant-Semitic attacks. Hate crimes of this sort have been recorded in Britain since 1984, and the numbers are significantly increased, London's Metropolitan Police "report that since December, there have been four times as many anti-Semitic attacks as attacks on Muslims, even though there are seven or eight times the number of British Muslims as there are Jews," said British lawmaker Denis MacShane, who chaired the country's first parliamentary inquiry into anti-Semitic behavior.
The two day London conference will have lawmakers meeting with legal experts, and specialists to discover ways in which governments can fight global anti-Semitism.
Britain is not alone on this problem, but with the high number of British Muslims, it signals a global concern for democracy due to the ideology behind anti-Semitism.
Lord Malloch-Brown, Foreign Office Minister, says little has been done to eradicate the growing anti-Semitic behavior in Britain. The Telegraph reports that the minister said," that political debate over Israel's military tactics should not lead to the "insidious" view that "whole races or nations are mysteriously evil".
The Community Security Trust, a non-governmental group which monitors anti-Semitic attacks in Britain, said that over 200 cases of hate acts towards Jews were recorded in January alone. This is the biggest increase in the number of recorded attacks since the group started keeping records in 1984.
Anti-Semitism never died after the Holocaust.....It went to the underground. It was not "politically correct" until it started to creep back into European society...a deadly, nasty crawl of hate and violent acts. The recent war in Gaza has allowed an opening for neo-Nazi's and far-left groups(even in America) to voice anti-Semitic feelings.
With the exception of The Telegraph, it seems that Britain has trouble with her media as does the U.S. The British media tends to white-wash Muslim crimes and hate acts.
One would think when reading some blogs and news commentaries, that the Jews even caused the 9-11 terror...TRedwine
The highest court in France ruled today that France was responsible for having deported 77,000 Jews in France from 1942 until 1944. However, the court also ruled that France had made amends. Could they ever? This is a subject that remained taboo in France until forced to face the shame by the court ruling.
The total number of persons who did not come back from deportation is thus about 108,000. .
This multistory complex served as the Drancy transit camp. The overwhelming majority of Jews deported from France were held here prior to their deportation. Drancy, France, 1941-1944.
There is little to be said for the benefits small business will receive from the $787 billion stimulus plan. This segment of the business sector employs more than half of the U.S. workforce. So what happened to the big campaign promise Obama made to business? “The small businessman who looks to rely on the government for help is the one who isn’t going to make it out of the recession,” said Howard Anderson, a professor of entrepreneurship at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
"Culture War" blasted upon the American consciousness in 1992 at the Republican National Convention. Pat Buchanan made an address to the GOP, and defined this relatively new phrase as a "war for the nation's soul". That year notes the time our nation recognized it was fighting something from within- secularism, and the final result threatened to be Socialism.
Seventeen years later, we see an America with significant social change, and a drastically weakened economy. Our status of creditor nation has been delivered to China. Now, there are major signs of socialism in our politics and media. Consider this quote from U.S. Rep. Bob Latta of Ohio when asked by the Toledo Blade if America could consider itself a socialist country:
"We might not be quite there yet, but when magazines are talking about socialism, I think it's time for Americans to look at the Constitution and say, 'Is this what we were handed by our forefathers in September of 1787?' and I think not," Mr. Latta said. "I think America is a much better country than what we're doing now."
What our forefathers fought for was freedom, but that included personal responsibility. Yes, this inherited freedoms includes free speech, but at some point, it too can cross the line of responsible behavior. All freedom has a price, and that is holding all of us accountable. This ideology doesn't appeal to a people who wish for a "big brother " for it entails a relinquishing of any personal freedom while the citizen is cared for by the state.
Freedom of religion comes to mind, but the price to practice this freedom is to respect the religion of others, and it can not be a religion that wishes to see the destruction of another people and their beliefs!
When Obama came into the national spotlight a few years ago, those who played into the Obama "Hope and Change" were those who see government as a caretaker. No need to think, we will do it for you! That is why when one questioned an Obama supporter with what Obama planned to change, the hypnotic response came back as 'I don't know, he is going to change things'.
Some of us know the price for government caretaking. The child-like need being expressed by this mentality is now manifested in the so called Stimulus Bill.
Unfortunately, we are just beginning the journey to grasp what it will require, what that price will be, and will it keep requiring more money from each American citizen, formerly known as a capitalist consumer.
According to Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader, 'if we had spent a million dollars a day from the birth of Jesus, then we would have spent less than the proposed stimulus package.'
When Obama made his weekly radio and Internet address, he said, "I will sign this legislation into law shortly, and we'll begin making the immediate investments necessary to put people back to work doing the work America needs done."
Obama also uses futuristic words that reveal the heavy price for this stimulus bill which bloats our government even more with this recent statement: "This historic step won't be the end of what we do to turn our economy around, but rather the beginning. The problems that led us into this crisis are deep and widespread, and our response must be equal to the task."
Socialism has arrived. What are your abilities? Do you have any needs?
Obama: A Major Move to Socialism
CNN has a general summary of Obama's Stimulus Bill. I can't help but think,along with many others,that our country will not be the same for a very long time in that those programs "slipped in" during committee work will haunt us over and over. The spending programs and the side effects will be slowly and painfully revealed to America...TRedwine
As Hillary Clinton prepares to depart for the Far East, she sent a no- nonsense warning to North Korea saying today that it "was incumbent on North Korea to avoid any provocative action and unhelpful rhetoric towards South Korea".
With so many laughing today at Nancy Pelosi, we got to admit she asked for it this time. First we have reports of yelling (spirited debate) behind congressional closed doors. Next there are reports of Democratic infighting this week, and now word comes of there being a rift between the dreaded House duo of Pelosi-Reid.
After we finish hearing Obama's address to the joint session of both Houses, American's who tune in after the Bam's speech will receive a pleasing breeze of non-Chicago common sense.
The Bam Speaks:
I lifted these recordings from April Winchell's Blog. As she notes, the Bam made an audio recording; therefore, Obama did say these things. I can't help if they are taken out of context...TRedwine
The Bam Speaks:
One could never imagine 'ole Joe being anything but truthful and direct. Washington wouldn't know how to deal with him. It would be an updated version of "Mr.Smith Goes to Washington"...emotions included.
(CNN) — MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, a former Republican congressman, is leaving open the possibility of running for outgoing Florida Sen. Mel Martinez's seat in 2010.
The host of "Morning Joe" told the Sarasota Herald Tribune he's been fielding calls from several Florida Republicans urging him to run. "I haven't closed it off," he told the paper in an article published Monday. "I've been getting some calls from some fundraisers in Florida."
The stimulus package the U.S. Congress is completing would raise the government’s commitment to solving the financial crisis to $9.7 trillion, enough to pay off more than 90 percent of the nation’s home mortgages......Bloomberg.com
So, we might say, 'Where is the personal responsibility factor? Better yet to see it go here to the citizens than to ACORN and other spending programs that have nothing to do with getting the economy jump-started.
Obama's attempt to frighten citizens more than they already are is a bullying-type method of pushing through these spending programs that have been on the democratic agenda for years. The Bam also said that he wanted the money for education put back into the bill. It isn't that anyone is against education and other programs, it is that it doesn't play a part in a short-term stimulus.
Obama is out pushing his plan, and holds his first press conference tonight. With the help of three republicans the bill will probably pass in the senate on Tuesday. One these republicans is Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, who said: "I think no one could argue with the fact that the situation would be much worse without this bill." end quote
Many, and in fact, most Americans disagree with the Obama Stimulus Plan. There are other ways to stimulate the economy. The problem is the agenda that Pelosi and her cohorts put into the original House Bill and which still remain in the senate version.
American taxpayers have made their opinion known on this bill, but that is all that can be done for now-until 2010....TRedwine
Desperate circumstances lead those who otherwise wouldn't consult a psychic to actually becoming dependent upon them when things are not going well. Affairs of the heart, and pain in the pocket book will drive many to spend $20 to a $135 bucks an hour.
NEW YORK (CNN) -- The housing crisis will deepen, the country could fall into a depression and laid-off workers may need to start their own business.
If this sounds like the advice of a financial planner or an economist, think again. It's a reading from psychic medium Roxanne Usleman.
As the economy tanks, Usleman's business is booming.