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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Favorite War Films - Do You Have A Favorite?

I love War movies! Every Memorial Day weekend we spend some time watching these classic films and recounts of Honor and Duty and Sacrifice!

My list of favorites has about at least 50 that are my all time favorites, or maybe 100 are my all time favorites.

Every Memorial Day Turner Classic Movies Shows War Movies the whole Memorial Holiday Weekend!

Last night we watched, Stalag 17, the Great Escape, Bridge Over the River Qwai, and Sargeant York, and several others!

Are you a War Movie aficionado?

What is your favorite? Do You have a Top Ten, Top 100 List?

I admit to love watching the Good Guys Win! I even like the Pollyanna "B" movies of the 1940s and Fifties. I will not bore you with my whole list, as it is really long!

No matter the history period, or whether it is about the Army, the Navy or the Air Force,
The American Revolution, or Civil War, or World War I, or World War II, or other campaigns and wars, or from another time period in World History I love em!
If you want to attach a copy of an original marquee poster of your favorite war film, here is a link!

Here are two sites with lists and reviews of war movies, and I have to admit in my list of my favorites, us, the good guys always win!



I look forward to your favorites!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Memorial Day Remembrance

"Time will not dim the glory of their deeds"
General of the Armies, John J Pershing

It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain --that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Abraham Lincoln

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields

By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

He was getting old and his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around telling stories of the past.
Of a war that he had fought in and the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with buddies; they were the heroes, every one.
And though sometimes to his neighbors, his tales became a joke,
All his buddies listened, for they knew whereof he spoke.
But we'll hear his tales no longer, for he has passed away,
And the world's a little poorer, for a soldier died today.
A. Lawrence Vaincourt

In the last two years, my family has buried three heroes from World War II, and we and this nation are poorer for the loss of those valiant men who when they were young all volunteered to fight and preserve freedom.

The first hero to die, was my father- in-law, a quiet gentle man who was a jeweler and who could repair almost any watch, a trade he learned in college, on his GI Bill. Poppa as the kids called him never spoke of his bravery or the wound that nearly killed him and earned him his purple heart at the Battle of the Bulge. His brother-in-law passed long before I met my husband who was in the Bataan Death March. I have been told he never mentioned is torment or trials much either.

My father, my first and forever hero, died a few months later. He was lucky, he was never wounded. In World War II he was in the 82nd Airborne, and he too, never discussed jumping out of gliders into the dark of night, or what he witnessed. My father retired from the United States Army Band, and when I was a teen frequently played Taps at Arlington Memorial Cemetery and I watched as he played Taps at the Tomb of the Unknowns on Memorial Day twice, and I was so proud.

My Uncle, died just this month, was on the USN Thornton at Pearl Harbor on the day of infamy, and he only mentioned it a few times. While looking for information about the USN Thornton, where his entire tour of duty was spent during the war, I was surprised to learn that the Thornton was also at the battle of Midway, and at Guadalcanal. He too retired from the United States Navy.

These men never were anything but proud of serving their country, and I am so grateful to have have them as part of my life, and I will treasure the legacy of Honor, Duty, Country, Family that all these wise kind and gentle men displayed throughout their lives.

Join me in a remembrance of those brave men, and those in your family, in my resolve that they had not died in vain.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Slip Sliding and Side Stepping Sestak

This nasty peice of dirty laundry and law breaking has been mentioned in the press since early February.

For the past three days I have read endless articles, 23 to be precise regarding the job (still a secret) offered to former Admiral and current Congressman, Joe Sestak.

What precisely was this effort to protect Obama's initial filibuster blocker Arlen Spector? Was it an effort prevent his loss in a troubled run to be the winner in the Democratic Pennsylvania Democratic Primary, to protect Spector from his loss this month?

One can rationally surmise that Spector switched parties to gain Democratic backing after the election of 2008, as he felt certain his seat as a Republican was in jeopardy. However no one is discussing this driving factor, the protection of the Spector and gift for his party jumping athletics in 2009.

I need a shower, my waders have become smeared with more sludge that can be found at a sludge plant. This reeks of Chicago style politics, and it really smells. Even the mainstream media has picked up the scent.

Sestak's mercurial statement that he was offered a job to not run for the US Senate seat against Arlen Specter, in the Democratic Primary seat in the Senate, falls flat in the honesty gut check column. His efforts to look like a hero are empty, and ring less than true, with out the full story, which not only Pennsylvania but all Americans have a right to know.

Who in the Whitehouse made this offer? What was the position? Even more importantly would this be a position that was made as an offer at the behest of the President of the United States?

This is dirty Chicago politics at its worse. Defenders of the Democrats say, both parties do this, and what is worse paying off debts, and that this is a common practice. This sort of apology for anarchy committed by both parties in the Federal Government needs to stop.

From, this link, http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/congress/Sestak-may-face-ethics-probe-over-claims-of-White-House-job-offer-94534059.html says, Daryl Issa, ..."Republican Minority Chair of the ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, said "his panel is obligated to investigate the claims because they involve three felonies, including offering a bribe and interfering with an election."

However with each assertion that what he is says is true fact, Sestak refuses further comment. This You tube is a collage of his assertions, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJLejs_0ZR0&feature=player_embedded .

Republicans are hamstrung to really push this issue, as they lack sufficient numbers to mount a real effective demand with teeth to call for the Department of Justice to call a Special Prosecutor, or even initiate hearings. This little tidbit has been out there brewing since February. Sestak has taken the path of least resistance hoping to land near but not in this can of fish.

Gibbs, Press officer to the President has obsfucasted to the point of ridiculousness. The MSM until this week remained compliant, but all reporters in their own self interest have suddenly become Bernstein and Woodward. Even the New York Times and Washington Post.

Believe it or not even Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is quoted here, http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/99731-durbin-wants-answers-from-sestak "the onus is on Sestak to say more about the offer he claimed to have received from the Obama administration in exchange for dropping his primary challenge to Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.).

"At some point, I think Congressman Sestak needs to make clear what happened," Durbin told reporters at the Capitol."

In this link, http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/05/25/gop_congressman_issa_on_sestak_white_house_job_offer_crimes_and_felonies_have_been_committed.html
which also includes a video of Daryl Issa, from Real Clear Politics, says. ..."The White House has dodged questions about the matter until recently. Yesterday, Obama's senior adviser David Axelrod said "nothing inappropriate happened." White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs gave the same response on Sunday's "Face the Nation." Here is link to Issa's blog http://issa.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=23&Itemid=29 from his Congressional site, and his closing statement reads as follows, ..."The bottom line is if the White House continues to stonewall Congress and the American people, I will petition the attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor to launch an investigation into the allegation. In the meantime, I fear we’re in for more obtuse and evasive statements from administration officials. In that case, the White House will be falling back on a concerted scheme and cover-up strategy not seen in Washington since the days of Watergate.

Here is the link of the response of the Justice Department, to Representative Issa,

Even one of the most left in the Democratic Party is calling for and investigation according to Townhall: http://townhall.com/blog/g/aa48ed50-76b2-4d30-8e41-ca74e3d3fae5?comments=true&commentsSortDirection=Descending Granted, Weiner's motives are questionable, or maybe he is truly offended.

Michelle Malkin, in this piece, http://townhall.com/columnists/MichelleMalkin/2010/05/26/look_whos_behind_the_white_housesestak_stonewall

points to Bauer, the White House Council to the President, one of those many "Chicago fish" seen in the can.

Just this week, all seven Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee sent this letter, http://abcnews.go.com/images/Politics/Letter_Holder_Sestak_100526.pdf urging the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate Congressman Joe Sestak's claim that a White House official offered him a job to induce him to exit the Pennsylvania Senate primary race against Senator Arlen Specter."

In a scathing article from National Review On Line,
..."Americans deserve to be told what Sestak knows. The line between transactional, horse-trading politics and abuse of power is very fine, and best evaluated by someone other than Axelrod and Gibbs. Besides, this Sestak flare-up is far from the first instance of unseemly deal-making under Obama’s watch. Last year, for example, the Denver Post reported that deputy White House chief of staff Jim Messina offered Andrew Romanoff, a Colorado Democrat, a job at USAID if he’d end his primary challenge to Sen. Michael Bennet. Like Sestak, he refused.

Why is Sestak afraid to say more? Three months ago he told The Ed Show on MSNBC that “to go further” than he has in explaining what happened “serves no purpose, because that’s about politics.” No, it’s about the law. Sestak should talk.

Somebody might want to remind the president how that story ended."

I agree, there is no "if in ethics." Both Sestak and the Whitehouse have an obligation to come clean with the American public.

The statutes, which appear to be in question for violation, are:




The stench of this is really bad. Sestak has placed himself in a corner, and this administration will happily throw him under the bus. If Sestak had the true ethical center he claims, he would come clean instead of waiting for some exonerating condition that helps him to excuse his part of this offer. He should have immediately left the Whitehouse and made a statement to the press, this is what a man of honor would have done.

It is unlikely that Rham will fall on a sword for the President or his personal very shifty, Bauer Chief Council to the President.

Today, in his first press conference in 309 days, the last question was by Major Garret about the Sestak offer, and the 44th in yet more obsfucation said soon the Whitehouse would be releasing a statement regarding the incident. At his press conference President Obama made this claim, which is nearly the same in my estimation of 'trust me this won't hurt.' I am certain in this really shady deal somehow his aides and administration will find some way some justification to blame Bush, Cheney and former Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich. http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/100257-obama-on-sestak-controversy-nothing-improper-took-place


Today is Friday the day after the fall out and I just have to add this,from the Washington Examiner, http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/Obama-dodges_-but-Sestak-questions-won_t-go-away-95071799.html ..."
Well, when the president was asked about it at his news conference Thursday -- the question didn't come up until the very last reporter was called on -- the normally long-winded Obama spoke for a total of 32 seconds."

This is not going to go away. How delightful!

And this is just in, http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/28/white-house-used-bill-clinton-to-ask-sestak-to-drop-out-of-race/

..."As chief of staff and previously as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Mr. Emanuel has not been shy about trying to steer party nominations to those he considers the stronger candidates. The White House under Mr. Emanuel has also leaned on Gov. David Paterson of New York to drop out of this year’s gubernatorial race, which he eventually did under a cloud of scandal. Andrew Romanoff, challenging Sen. Michael Bennet in a Colorado primary, has said Mr. Emanuel’s deputy, Jim Messina, offered him a job to drop out."

Here is the link for the text of the Whitehouse release, http://www.realclearpolitics.com/mediawatch/Sestak%20Memorandum.pdf

So now deniablility for Obama is confirmed by the convicted perjurer Clinton!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Endorses Outrageous Procedure

Dhimmitude is alive and well in the United States.

One has to wonder if this practice now endorsed by the AAP will bring the weak sister feminist out in protest?

Be prepared to be outraged.

From, http://spectator.org/archives/2010/05/25/aap-gives-fgm-an-aok

"...It is an open secret that the procedure is meant for baby girls born into families among the 10 million Islamic followers in the United States. As Mark Steyn put it: FGM is a "key pillar of institutional misogyny in Islam: Its
entire purpose is to deny women sexual pleasure..."

The brutal FGM procedure is not a medical procedure; instead it is a cultural, religious, or social practice. The underground practice of altering or removing the female genital organs is common in some African, Asian, and/or Islamic countries such as Egypt, Sudan, Somalia, and Mali. Actually, the procedure is prohibited in Africa, "in order to eradicate" the practice. The African Protocol on the Rights of Women prohibits "in all states" all forms of "female genital mutilation, scarification, medicalisation and para-medicalisation in order to eradicate

And it goes onto say, "...The supposedly intelligent physicians in the AAP are endorsing a policy for a brutal, sexist, non-medical procedure that is universally condemned. Their own 1998 statement recognized FGM as a human rights violation, and they opposed "perpetuating a social practice with cultural implications for the status of women." Today, however, AAP members are more enlightened; they no longer use the acronym, FGM, choosing instead to recommend "female genital cutting (FGC) or ritual genital cutting." These terms are meant to be "neutral" and "descriptive" rather than culturally insensitive. Ironically, they oppose only those forms of FGM which "pose the risk of physical or psychological harm" -- as if ritual "nicks" have no such risks. One writer described the "harm reduction" as similar to "the difference between amputation and laceration..."

I wonder how the great appeaser Obama would feel about this practice, or the First Ladies view of this inhumane practice, and that it happens quietly in America to young defenseless little girls. If you will recall he was supportive of his 'babies (daughters having abortions). Will the Department of State add this to the list of violations of Human Rights in their report to the UN?

This site has more graphic details, and you should go and see it so that you will be appropriately offended.

We have clearly lost our moral compass. Any doctor that engages in this practice should lose his license. Will this provedure be covered in the Healthcare Bill?


Our nation has allowed a group of Doctors to engage in and support an ammoral barbaric practice.

Misogyny is an ugly chauvist practice. That the American Academy of Peadiatrics should not endorse such an abominaable practice on young girls. This is a real moral outrage.

Where is NOW on this issue.

And how is it that this happened under the radar? Who are the monsters that supported this outrage? How is it that these monsters still have a license to practice medicine in this nation? what is going on at State Medical Boards and Licensing?

To say I am outraged is a gross understatment.

Update on this issue also, http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/05/pediatricians_group_reverses_f.html

..."Today the AAP issued a statement saying it had "retired" its statement and saying it opposes FGC and doesn't endorse the "clitoral nick." The group's president, Judith Palfrey, said the policy was retracted "because it is important that the world health community understands the AAP is totally opposed to all forms of female genital cutting, both here in the U.S. and anywhere else in the world."

Saturday, May 22, 2010

No Lei No Lei Oh Lei Lei, Djou Wins in Hawaii!

And as the sunset over the western Pacific from Hawaii the sky was just a bit redder today!

The signs were everywhere the last few weeks, that Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou would win a Democratic-held House seat in Hawaii in the district where President Obama grew up -- the latest triumph for the GOP as it looks to take back control of Congress.

Djou embraced the Tea Party movement and made appearances at Hawaii's tea party protests. His message was clear: Taxes are too high, the federal government has grown too large, and wasteful government spending hinders economic prosperity.

Djou received 67,274 votes, by a nine percent margin, of 39.5 percent. He was trailed by state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa, a Democrat who received 52,445 votes, or 30.8 percent. The other leading Democrat, former U.S. Rep. Ed Case, received 47,012 votes, or 27.6 percent.

Hawaii like the continental states is suffering from a huge $1 billion deficit, and Djou smartly stayed on point and his campaign focused on taxes and government spending. Hawaii's unemployment rate has nearly doubled in the last three years.and the tourism tourism-driven economy is troubled.

Hawaii has not had a Republican Congressman since 1991.

So get your coconut drinks out and roast a pig! The Democrats now have suffered a loss in the bluest state West of Massachusetts. There is no way that the talking heads can spin this into a happy moment.

It will be a challenge in the fall for Djou to hold this seat, but for now, we are all Hawaiians!

Sunday let us all gather around wear red leis and face to the west as we do a little hulu and say Mahalo Nui Hawaii for that sending a message that Obama is not their so favorite son!

And just like the Olympics, and Virginia, and New Jersey, and Massachusetts, Obama failed to deliver the Congressional district where his grand parents lived and he lived while he was their ward.

Mahalo Nui Hawaii!

Senator Bob Bennet Compares Tea Party To Jimmah Carter

Bob Bennet like many others failed to listen to his constituents. And he like many in Washington, even after a defeat that should have sent him to personal reflection, does not understand this movement.

Like many in public office and in both parties, and the main stream media, our elected officials and government servants starting with President Obama and his administration think that they can continue to shove their agenda down out throats.

He seems to think that it was inappropriate for him to have suffered the consequences of his votes.

What a pathetic bitter old man. Maybe he and Arlen Specter can start a support group.

His bitter comments can be found in a Washington Post Editorial piece, dated for release tomorrow, found here,

The first salvo from the man who fell from grace because like others in the Capitol who are public servants, who also did not listen to his constituents, is this:

..."Unlike Carter, Reagan had more than slogans. He came to Washington with a clear plan to revive the economy and overhaul the tax code, revitalize the military, and, most important, boost the national spirit. He saw the Republican Party as a "big tent," and he successfully did what is considered political suicide today: He worked across party lines and tried to find compromise.

With Carter, Democrats had the White House for one term; with Reagan and the first George Bush, the Republicans held it for three. That has happened only once since World War II.

There's a profound lesson in this for the Tea Party movement
Guess he didn't understand the message. In January he can apply for unemployment, or maybe he will like Specter switch parties to seek re-election.

Unbelievably he goes on in his complete inability to understand this movement and our contempt for what arrogant elected officials who think that they know better that their constituents further states,

..."Their two strongest slogans are "Send a message to Washington" and "Take back America." I know both very well because they were the main tools used to defeat me in Utah's Republican convention two weeks ago. They also worked in Kentucky on Tuesday. They are more powerful than most pundits inside the Beltway realize.

Yet when the new members of Congress whom these slogans elect in November take office, the question becomes: Will they be Carter or Reagan?

Will they stand firmly on partisan sidelines continuing to shout slogans? Or will they reach across the aisle in the interest of the country? Will they offer constructive proposals to help solve our problems?"

And he closes with this,

..."I urge all of the Tea Partyers to follow Reagan, not Carter. If they want their movement to be more than a wave that crashes on the beach and then recedes back into the ocean, leaving nothing behind but empty sand, they should stop the "gloom talk." These are not the worst times we have ever faced, nor is the Constitution under serious threat.

Our economy is still the strongest and most resilient in the world. Our government is still capable of responding to the leadership of men and women who believe our problems can be solved. We must not follow the siren song of those who are in a frenzy of despair.

After all, we survived Jimmy Carter, didn't we?"

And it appears after some reflection to add insult to injury to one of the reddest voting blocks in America he has the unmitigated gall to compare his constituents Jimmah Cartah.

Even more the outrage this old lion refuses to take personal responsibility for the tin ear and affront to those whom he served in Utah.

We will honor Lincoln's statement and insure, "...that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

Senator Bennet you should have listened to you voters. In light of your public editorial fit, I have to say that you have received your just desserts.

Blaming others is a true sign of narcissism.

Apparently the Democrats are not the only ones to suffer from an unguided sense of entitlement.

This outrageous chastisement of voters in your state, shows just how much you deserved this serving of cold voter revenge.

We have a message for you Senator Bennet, and your fiefdom building arrogant buddies, our house cleaning is just beginning.

We are not a crazed bunch of sloganeering spoiled children, we are Americans, and we absolutely are determined to protect this Republic from this 111th Congress and an man who serves as President who finds our Founding Documents fatally flawed.

I say good riddance, and hope the door hits you firmly on your backside.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Just Say NO!

Republicans need to grow some backbone. The habit of aiding and pushing forward bad legislation from the Democratic party needs to stop. Just today Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins broke the filibuster to move the Financial Reform Legislation through, and ugly invasion of personal finances whose ramifications will be disclosed only after it has passed.

There is no guarantee that McConnell can hold his minority to block the nation killing Cap and Trade Legislation.

The Health Care bill would have never made it to the Senate floor without the help of a Single Republican Senator.

Cap and Trade would not have passed the house with out the aid of 8 Republican Congressmen who signed on to that fabricated Nation breaking nonsense.

We can blame the Democratic Congress all that we want, but it is just whistling in the dark as there is always some one from the right side of the aisle who will perform the famous reach across the aisle maneuver, and with a the 'pat on the back good buddy system' of doing business in Washington D.C. reach and pat their pals back and be enablers complicit in these dirty deeds.

Every Republican that voted for not just these bills, but add TARP, the Stimulus, the GM and Chrylser Bailouts and the gangs of 6, 8, 12 and 14, to this list would fall into that category.

Already it is sounding as if Elena Kagan, who by the way helped to bury Obama's scholastic records, will sail through the Senate.

Our elected officials would be wise to pay attention to the growing level of contempt that the average American voter has for them and their job performance, and this is more than evident in this recent poll from Gallup,


Why the Republicans in the 111th Congress and Session of Senate have not barricaded themselves in the House and Senate and voted not just NO, but NO UNTIL HELL FREEZES OVER is beyond me.

Any Congressman/woman that voted yes for the health care bill should have to surrender their special cushy best in the world coverage and likewise receive what they are asking Americans to accept.

It it is my opinion that that the members of the Republican Delegation lack a spine.

All the good the efforts of a few Republicans in the House over the energy bill before the 2008 Elections by barricading themselves in the House and almost (only a few did this I might add) looking like Congress finally after nearly 40 years had a clue about energy, you and your 'Honorable' friends and enablers lost. While the Senate did in the end form a wall of NO they were well too late to effectively stop the Democrats from gobbling up 1/6th of the economy in a 2,000 page bill NO ONE READ.

The Republican Delegation has sure rolled over and played dead since then. Graham even had enough gall to co-sponsor a Cap and Trade bill with John Kerry and Joe Lieberman, despite common knowledge that the science behind this lie was cooked. And the whole idea is the largest fraud and scam in World History.

My advice to our Republican elected officials ...grow a backbone or find yourselves out of a job.



PROTECT THIS NATION, Even though the Democrats have the votes to get what they want do not compromise.

JUST SAY NO UNTIL November 2, 2010, and keep up the pressure through January.

America will reward those with enough courage to defend this nation and our Constitution if you and the rest of the members of the House who are Republicans JUST SAY NO we will honor you with another term.

JUST SAY NO and we will keep our bargain and we will honor you with another term.

Congressman and Senators, Sirs and Madames, if you and the other Republican Representatives find it necessary to join with Democrats and vote yes on any of their introduced Bills and legislation we the the American public will find it necessary to support and vote for someone who will listen to us and we will remove you and the rest of the enabling Republicans along with the complicit Democrats from office in 2010, if not in 2012.

We the voters will exercise the power vested in us by the Constitution, and we will insure Lincoln's words, "that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." are honored.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Black Panther Hole In the Department of Justice

On April 23, 2010 the U.S. Civil Rights Commission Dismissed the Charges Of Voter Intimidation Case Against Members Of New Black Panther Party.

These charges stemmed from an event on election day in November 4, 2008, as stated in charges drawn by The U.S. Justice Department, which filed a lawsuit under the Voting Rights Act against the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (NBPPSD) and three of its members alleging the defendants intimidated Philadelphia voters during the Nov. 4 general election.

The suit alleged that on Election Day two New Black Panther Party Members, (NBPPSD) members Samir Shabazz and Jerry Jackson were stationed at the entrance to a polling location at 1221 Fairmount Ave., wearing the uniform of the organization. It also states Mr. Shabazz repeatedly brandished a “police-style baton weapon.”

The NBPPSD was designated an active black supremacist hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). At the time the incident occurred, Lovida Coleman, a lawyer for the McCain campaign’s Honest and Open Election Committee, was told by one of the men that he was a “committee person for the 14th Ward, 4th Division.” She was also told that the two men “were members of the Philadelphia Democratic Party and they were authorized to be there.”

The complaint said that NBPPSD Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz confirmed that the placement of Messrs. Shabazz and Jackson was part of a nationwide effort to deploy NBPPSD members at polling locations on Election Day. But this conflicts with a contemporaneous statement the NBPPSD posted on its Web site that the actions of the two individuals were not endorsed by the organization.

The video of this event can be found here, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neGbKHyGuHU&feature=player_embeddedature=player_embedded

A recap of the hearing before the Voting Rights Commission can be found here, http://www.mainjustice.com/2010/04/23/new-black-panther-party-shows-up-to-civil-rights-hearing/

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) seen in the first row with the New Black Party members behind him in the picture to the left, made the following comments before the U.S. Civil Rights Commission at a hearing looking into the dismissal of a voter intimidation case involving members of the New Black Panther Party at a polling place in Philadelphia in November 2008, which can be found here, http://www.mainjustice.com/2010/04/23/rep-frank-wolf-r-va-statement-on-new-black-panther-party-case/

..."I have asked the question: why did the department dismiss this serious case? Look at the facts. If this is not a clear case of voter intimidation,
I do not know what is. The public can view video of the incident as well as
other examples of the party’s intimidation in a clip from National Geographic Channel documentary, titled ‘Coming to A Polling Place Near You,
posted on the Web at:

My concerns have only been compounded over the last year in light of the department’s obstruction of oversight investigations by the Congress and this
commission. The actions of the attorney general to allow the department’s
obstruction of this commission’s investigation are puzzling. I believe he is
undermining the federal oversight of the Justice Department."

In a scathing column at American Thinker, http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/05/doj_attorney_in_charge_of_blac.html had this to say:

..."Eric Holder has stonewalled Congress, the Civil Rights Commission, and the American people regarding the inexplicable order that political appointees at Justice gave last year to drop the slam dunk winning case against the New Black Panther party.

Members of the group were caught on tape clearly intimidating white voters at a Philadelphia polling place. A summary judgment followed but before sentencing, Justice dropped the case. When some Republican senators asked why, Holder refused to comply with requests for an explanation. Even a US Civil Rights Commission subpoena couldn't get Holder to supply them with a reason why he dropped a case that Justice had already won.

Now it appears that someone is going to talk. And what he has to say will no doubt
prove very interesting to Congress..."

and this,..."I expect executive privilege will play a role somewhere down the road. This can of worms is so toxic I doubt whether Obama wants it spilled all over the national media. The political interference in this case is so dramatic and so obvious that exposing it would probably mean curtains for Holder."

The New Black Panther party praised AG Eric Holder, here, http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/apr/26/panthers-deem-flap-over-voting-error/

However polite their above statements were their true feelings were found here, http://www.mainjustice.com/2010/04/23/new-black-panther-party-tea-party-racists-trying-to-undermine-holder-obama/

..."Our only connection to President Obama is the common color of our skin. The same dog that bites President Obama bites us too. So I say, if you were wise you would leave Obama alone as well because he is your last chance to save your country. You are mad because a Black man has been elected to the Presidency and
that affronts your over sized ego.

Almighty God is angry with America. God is angry with America due to her continued mistreatment of her former slave. If these cantankerous, politically constipated right wingers refuse to change course, as their nature is rebellion, then God’s judgment will come down on them and never will they see power in America again.

Hands off the New Black Panther Party! Hands Off the Black Peoples of North America and Africans worldwide!"

And of course they blamed the Bush Administration for persecuting them.

The Washington Times today reported that J. Christian Adams, a voting rights attorney had resigned, and his resignation letter can be found here, http://tinyurl.com/2bqbz7t

Here is the headline:

DOJ Voting Rights Attorney Resigns Over Black Panthers Stonewalling
By: J.P. Freire
Associate Commentary Editor
05/18/10 6:40 PM EDT

"A trial attorney with the Department of Justice’s Voting Rights Section has resigned, citing concerns about the government’s refusal to prosecute a case involving voter intimidation by the New Black Panther Party. A letter of resignation obtained by The Washington Examiner from a former Justice Department employee makes clear DOJ has refused to allow attorneys in the Voting Rights Section to testify before the congressionally-chartered bipartisan U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, despite subpoenas that could result in their being held in contempt."

J. Christian Adams also cites his knowledge of the criminal character and

“violent tendencies of” members of the New Black Panther Party, saying:

..."As you also know, the defendants in the New Black Panther lawsuit have
become increasingly belligerent in their rhetoric toward the attorneys who
brought the case. (See eg., April 23, 2010 statement of Malik Zulu Shabazz,
case statement.pdf, describing the “phony case” brought by “the modern day
racist lynch mob seeking to hang what [we] think .are [our] modern slaves.”)
Their grievances toward us generally echo the assertions that the facts and law
did not support the lawsuit against them, ab initio."

J Christian Adams resignation letter can be found here,

The You Tube of the incident went viral, and most level headed citizens could clearly tell that the intent was one of Voter Intimidation. Why Eric Holder and the Whitehouse have chosen to stonewall this issue and the requests of Congress, is beyond comprehension and any attempts to get to the bottom of why the Department of Justice and the Voting Rights Commission dismissed the case will likely have some Executive Privilege dog and pony rap song to explain away this interference at the polls.

In researching this article I discovered that the Black Panthers had many polling places manned by their America hating members. We can and should expect this this coming fall during the General Elections.

President Obama should be demanding answers, but I guess this is yet another example of 'social justice'. And some more Hope and Change for us to swallow.

What ever it is it reeks, and Holder should be immediately terminated.

Links regarding both Eric Holder, and Malik Zulu Shabazz can be found here:

eric holder http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2357
Malik Zulu Shabazz

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Pink Slip Tuesday Open Season

Pink Slips, today is yet another salvo in the open season for betrayers of the Public trust.

Rand Paul is the first to show real Tea Party Muscle, 60% of the vote, http://www.courier-journal.com/

Senator DeMint, who endorsed Paul, calls his victory "part of an American awakening that is taking place across the country. The Washington establishment threw everything they had at him and yet he prevailed."

Specter also went down in defeat.
Lincoln has been forced into a runoff on June 8th.

Out with the old and in with the new is what voters have in mind today, and their list of grievances is long for the 111th Congress who have failed miserably.

The message from Voters today to this pack of usurpers and those elected officials who would undermine of our founding documents, is NO MORE !


Voters have had enough!

Enough of elected officials, who think that they can avoid listening to what we, your constituents have to say.

Who do you think you are? And do you know who your boss is? It is us, American voters, and we are not happy with your performance.

This pack of 535 Representatives in Washington and the President and Vice President have been bought and sold, and I am not sure who has their 'ear' but it is obvious it is not the American taxpayer.

The Congress and Senate seem to think that it is somehow OK to continue to vote for legislation based on lies that they have not read, for bills that will forever alter this great Republic. These bills will also create a permanent caste system, and cripple the American economy. Their actions will cause the prices of everything to be increased for the voting public.

Do our elected officials in the Congress and the Senate and our appointed officials, really think for a moment the voter's are buying his dog and pony show?

Today the voters in Pennsylvania and Arkansas and Kentucky have shown, as this poll indicates the level voters dissatifaction with elected officials, as shown in this Real Clear Politics poll, http://www.blogger.com/www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/congressional_job_approval-903.html

Are they (our elected officials) arrogant enough to think voters are happy with their treatment last summer at Town Halls, or that we will allow elected weasels to continue get away with schmoozing or snowing or out right lying to us, their constituents?


Boy are they, all of them...all of them in for a big surprise.

That 'E' ride at their favorite theme park the American taxpayers piggy bank is soon to coming to an end, WE, the people, want our government back.

Starting with the Democratic Party and then various Republicans foolish enough (members of gangs of 6, 8 12, 14) that want to enable, tinker with, compromise and reach across the aisle for TARP, the Stimulus, GM and Chrysler buy outs, Health-care, Cap & Trade, Card Check, Illegal Immigration, Foreign Policy, you name it, the process for replacing ALL 535 arrogant men and women have forgotten who they work for has begun and they will soon receive their unemployment notices.

Some, like Bennet in Utah got an immediate notice, and for others their pink slips will be in their hands in 2010, the others will get their pink slips in 2012, and the remainder in 2014.

Our 'house' cleaning has just begun.

We will continue the re-hiring process until these usurpers understand who is their boss.

Enough Already.

The American public is getting ready to do some printing of their own...it is called a PINK SLIP.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Oh My Darlin Tennessee

Oh my darlin
Oh my darlin
Oh my darlin Tennessee
Rain done washed you down the river

Dreadful sorry Tennessee

Rained on Friday
Clear through Sunday
Down the hillside
through the valleys

Dreadful sorry Tennessee

Rained in Nashville
and in Bellvue
Poured in Franklin
No dry spot on a mountain

Dreadful sorry Tennessee

Water risin on the byways
and the highways
Fishes swimming at the opry
Down in Nashville

You are flooded
But not Forgotten

Dreadful sorry Tennessee

Maybe I am sensitive about the disaster in Tennessee due to the plight and hardship all of her citizens face because I am from Texas and were it not for Tennessee, Texas would likely be a part of Mexico.

In a one line release from a briefing on May 3rd, http://thepage.time.com/details-gibbs-briefing-may-3-2010/ released this the one line statement, --
"Gibbs says FEMA
director headed to the region today

It took the Whitehouse 4 days to respond with a brief 129 word message that could have easily been cranked out by any of the President’s speechwriters on Saturday when things in Nashville went from bad to worse.

The delay in a simple release until May the 4th, yesterday is an outrage. The 129 worded text can be could here, http://speaktopower.org/2010/05/white-house-statement-on-tennessee-flooding/

"Our thoughts and prayers are with every American who has been impacted by
the severe weather and flooding in the southeast, and our deepest
condolences go out to those who have lost loved ones. I would also like to
extend my gratitude to the local first responders who have been working
tirelessly to save lives and protect property in the face of these
devastating storms. I have spoken with the Governors in the most severely
impacted states, and yesterday I dispatched FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate to Tennessee to view the flood damage first hand and to report back on any unmet needs. Federal officials have been dispatched to the region and we will continue
working in close coordination with state and local officials to support
response and recovery efforts."

Whatever was at the base of his delay, if there had been a 9th Ward, or barrio or an audience to take advantage of, his response would have been sooner. Bush was castigated for waiting 2 days to go to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

This column was in Redstate on Monday, May 3rd, http://www.redstate.com/tabithahale/2010/05/03/nashville-drowning-obamas-silent-hope-crumbles-like-a-coke-can/ says, “…Obama himself still had nothing to say regarding the catastrophe. “It’s embarrassing that caring either depends on your electoral prospects or has to wait for the news cycle,” says Scoville.

To quote The One himself,
"let me be clear: Tennessee seems to be handling this disaster quite well. This
is not a call for Federal aid to rush in and start to screw things up - it’s the
symbolism attached to knowing the President of your country is aware of what
your state is going through.”

His Defenders will say his priority was on the crises caused by the bomb that did not go off left in Times Square by a ‘man called disaster’, but it was a Vietnam vet and another street vendor that alerted the New York Police Department that thwarted what would have been a huge disaster.

Meanwhile 12 days, after the fire that started on April 21st, which caused the collapse of BP’s Deep Horizon Oil Platform, and a massive oil spill, Obama managed a photo op, and a nationally televised speech to the Gulf on Sunday, May 2nd. (I will spare you the link).

Finally, today, May 5th, as the water continues to recede his administration has declared 4 counties a disaster area, while in reality 52 of 55 counties in the state of Tennessee were flooded.

From the Tennessean: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20100505/NEWS01/5050386/Obama+declares+4-county+region+a+disaster+area ,
“…The federal government has moved quickly to assist Tennessee, and I
appreciate the quick action by President Obama to declare the first of what I
expect will be many counties authorized for federal assistance," Gov. Phil Bredesen said in a statement. The state requested disaster assistance for 52 counties.”

More up to date can be found about the plight of the proud state of Tennessee here,


The damages in Tennessee are bound to be in the billions of dollars, and my prayers and well wishes are with the brave, but not forgotten Mountain State of Tennessee.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Today - Let The Pipeline Begin, The Big Red Tsunami Is Rolling In

Today marks the real start of The Big Red Tsunami, Primary Season. In 35 days we will have the results of 25 Primary elections in States from nearly every region. And the preliminary salvos will be fired in North Carolina, Ohio and Indiana, bright and early.

This poll from Real Clear Politics shows a wide ranging set of polls as they are today before the real voting starts.


In a little more than a month we will have an idea of just how deep the Red discontent is and how many voters out there are willing to dip their fingers in red to stop the madness being pursued by the 111th Congress.

The projections are all over the place, from what appears a sure 30 seats to a hopeful 120 seat change in the House and a likely 8 Senators (which requires holding retiring Senator Voinovich's seat in Ohio), but one thing is certain, there is a real mood in the country to throw all incumbents out, shown by the most recent polling of Congressional Job Approval at a near all time low for approval.


Congressional Job Approval
Polling Data
Poll Date Approve Disapprove Spread
RCP Average 4/5 - 4/21 22.5 70.5 -48.0

Two races which have a delicious irony that any on the Right can love are the race for the 12th Congressional District in Pennsylvania to fill Democrat Jack Murtha's seat left vacant by his death today shows a Republican, Burns ahead by 6 percentage points.


Pennsylvania 12th District Special Election - Burns vs. Critz
Daily Kos/R2000 Burns 46, Critz 40 Burns +6

And from the same link in the race on the 22nd of May to fill a vacated house seat in Hawaii, even more delightful the Republican Djou, is also ahead by 8 percentage points.

Hawaii 1st District Special Election - Djou vs. Case vs. Hanabusa
Honolulu Advertiser Djou 36, Case 28, Hanabusa 22 Djou +8


In this link, a story from NPR, House Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, told NPR News last week that ..."at least 100 House seats are in play this year. Our latest ABC News electoral outlook puts 115 House seats currently in play and about 50 of those are highly competitive races. "

This above link from ABC news shows just how deep the discontent is amongst voters, it speaks to how voters will take their fury out on the leadership of the 111th Congress, and the policies and agendas of President Obama's Administration:

"...The success of Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi's agenda is what we will give them credit for. And it is a miserable failure with continued unemployment, higher taxation and debt," said National Republican Congressional Committee chairman Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas at a recent campaign briefing with reporters where he was laying out the message strategy for the months ahead. …”
BTW published in todays NRO is a list of the 90 most vulnerable seats in the house and why,
**(this added on May 4th, 2010)


Be sure to vote if your state is one where primaries are held in the next 35 days, and the rest of us will curl up adorned in our Tea Party gear and red paraphernalia and watch the Red Results!

We will have a really good picture of just how bad the shellacking of the Democrats will be.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Democrat's Titanic Syndrome and The Rising Red Tsunami

Too Big to Fail! ‘Unsinkable’

Democrats are either disregarding the iceberg’s of public opinion surrounding them or thinking the Red Tsunami that is headed their way will not reach their district, or impact their seat.

Since his election, the Captain of the US Democratic Party, President Obama and his Administration have been dissmissive of and have been showing his opposition nothing but arrogance. Both the President and his Administration appear to the American public in polling data (as high as 70% in some polls) to be lost at sea in a fog of self-delusion and are defiantly tin-eared to the 'noise in the background', along with, the DNC chairman and the rest of the Democratic leadership.

It also appears that the the main-stream media in it's reporting has also ecercised either an editorial blind eye or a tin ear to what average every day working Americans are expressing. The left appears to live in Wonderland, and from their coverage it appears editorially their decisions must be based on a premise of if they can play ostrich long enough and pretend we do not exist we will go away.

NO way are we going anywhere but to vote this fall, and to Tea Parties, Town hall meetings, and visit our representatives. We are all going to watch all those rats drown in their own hubris.

This movement has a big clue for them-- we will not go quietly down with the ship. We have commandeered all the lifeboats and socialist, mad spending hidden deal making traitors and sleazy liars are doomed to a cold watery death and certain losses at the polls this coming election season.

The signs are every where, even the media is starting to demand real press conferences.

President Obama, appears to be too busy reading his own press, speeches, and accepting advice from ‘Team Obama’ and listening to his own MP3s, reading praise on CNN, CBS, while in the real world his poll numbers have cratered. Even in the polls done by those networks, and pollsters on the left the numbers are dismal.

While President Obama my think that his never ending appearances and his bully pulpit brow beating speeches suggesting Tea Partiers and those who do not support him, thank him, or that that ploy is going to help him with Independents and moderates he is wrong. If he also believes that 'Team Obama's' crisis manufacturing is going to gin up support he is also ill advised. This sort of behavior and stance from his Administration will continue to deflate his approval ratings and dampen support for his agenda and will not impress Independents or moderate American voters; as shown in this link of Right Direction, Wrong track poll from Real Clear Politics, which continues to track poorly for this administration.


President Obama and the Democratic Party are in for a very rude awakening.

Any perusal of current polling data would lead the conclusion that Ann Coulter made in her book, “If Democrats Had Any Brains The Would Be Republicans”. It is more than obvious to many right thinking Americans that the current strategy of the leadership of the Democratic Party’s agendas and policies are not in sync with the average American voter.

The ABC News Poll showing just how damaging the numbers are for Democrats this fall and can be found here:


From that article, … “A third of registered voters are inclined to reelect their representatives in Congress, the fewest since the Republican Party rode voter discontent to control of the House and Senate 16 years ago, according to a new ABC News-Washington Post poll.

Nearly six in 10 said they'll instead look for someone new come the fall elections

And from the same story, “…Intensity on some issues, though, is another challenge for the Democrats. More Americans "strongly" disapproved than strongly approved of Obama's performance on the economy (39 percent vs. 24 percent), on financial regulation (33 vs. 22 percent) and especially on the deficit (42 vs. 20 percent). To the extent that strong sentiment can motivate voter turnout, it's a risk for Obama and an opportunity for the Republicans."

There is also this excellent analysis from Jay Cost at Real Clear Politics, in this article, Predicting the 2010 Midterm Election Results, found on this page, http://www.realclearpolitics.com/horseraceblog/

“…Are the Democrats going to lose seats in November? Almost certainly. Are they going to lose "a lot" of seats? Probably - the macro trends generally point in that direction, and we do know enough to get an approximate sense of how things will play out. Is it going to be seat losses in the 20-40 seat range, 40-60 range, or 60+ range? Nobody knows yet.
I understand that people want to see into the future. Lord knows I do. Analysts are already working hard to satisfy this demand by proffering all sorts of arguments. Their assertions are useful - but only to a point. I've come to believe that congressional elections are a poorly understood phenomenon, and I would encourage you to be a cautious consumer of predictive punditry."

Further this Gallup Poll, should also give Conservatives and Republicans cheer and cause even more concern for Democrats running for office this year.


So fellow patriots, man the decks, hide your life boats, make sure your voter registration is in tact, talk to your neighbors and ride the Red Tide this coming fall.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Ohio Primary Precusor To Fall Election

Ohio is ranked nationally as the 26Th most conservative state, and voted for Obama in 2008. Demographically Ohio is 2.69% more Republican than the national average.

There are two Democrats running for Senate in Ohio, Democrat Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, and Jennifer Brunner. Fisher is polling well above Brunner, and will likely win the Democratic primary. Fisher is projected to to win the Democratic primary by a wide margin and will run against the Republican candidate Ron Portman who is running uncontested in the primary elections.

The race is sizing up to be Fisher-Portman match up, to fill the seat left vacant by Republican Senator Voinovich who is retiring this election cycle, and may well be the hardest seat for Republicans to hold this fall.

Ron Portman as seen in this polling data by Real Clear Politics only holds less than one percentage point lead against either Democratic primary contender and shows the wide gap between the Democratic Candidates.


This Quinnipiac Poll shows the current trends for the upcoming elections in the fall:


Polling numbers show the challenge that Republicans will face in the fall elections. The current polling averages for Governor shows Republican Tom Kasich to be one percentage point behind incumbent Democrat Ted Strickland, and within the margin of error in the race for Governor. Real Clear Politics currently has the race for Governor rated as a toss-up.


This site, Election Projection gives detailed information on the current trends for all of the Ohio seats for the primary elections, and calls for a pick up two Congressional seats in the coming fall elections.


Obama has weak approval ratings in the state of Ohio, one of the battleground states, and Independents will have a large voice in this election. Their votes will be the ones that will tip the fall elections to the winning Party.

All of the current polls reflect tight races, for the seats of Senate and Governor, and indicate they will be a challenge for Republicans to win in the fall elections. Both of the races at this point look to be a horserace to the finish. All of data at this point is reflective of the difficulty Republicans face in Ohio to not only reign in, but win conclusively barring any challenges when the election is over.

The primary elections in Ohio will be the first salvo in what appears to be a real fight to the finish line, as Real Clear Politics has called Ohio a toss-up for the fall elections.

We can only hope that the old saying as ‘Ohio goes so goes the nation’ does not apply in the fall elections.

The Republican Party, and Kasich and Portman will have their work cut out in the coming fall elections, and the Ohio primary will show where their time and effort should be spent.