Friday, April 30, 2010

The Constitutional Crisis in America’s Near Future

The Constitutional Crisis in America’s Near Future
President Barack H. Obama -- or – President Barry Soetoro?
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

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I really hate to direct your attention to yet another crisis in America, but we have one headed our way. Yes, it is down the road aways – but it is a monster and will very likely set the USA down amidst the biggest constitutional crisis this nation has ever seen. It has the potential of becoming our undoing as a nation. And it is out there -- just staring us in the face.

I know you have heard it all before, but sooner or later we, as a nation, are going to have to deal with it. Yes, I am writing about the lingering question of whether or not the man formerly known as Barry Soetoro, now known as Barack Obama, is legally qualified to hold the office of President of the United States. And who the hell is he, anyway? WHERE did he come from? WHAT has he done to America?

"He has, inside of a year, destroyed our alliances, abandoned our allies, nationalized banks, insurance companies, and the automotive business, and rammed communist healthcare down our collective throats. He has bankrupted this country and stolen the wealth of our nation and our children. He has embraced Islamic anti-Semitism, sanctioned the Islamic bomb of the Iranian mullahcracy, handed Russia Eastern Europe on a plate, thrown away our nuclear advantage, and despised us for our superiority. And then contemptuously told us to thank him and kiss his Marxist ass. “ -- Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs (SOURCE).

But WHO IS HE? Barry Soetoro? Did the President legally change his name from Soetoro to Obama? Well, we know that when Barack/Barry and his mother lived in Indonesia, with Oil executive father, Lolo, he went by the name Barry Soetoro.

So, where was Soetoro actually born? According to an article at “ Indonesia Matters” “Barrak Hussein Obama II was born to a white American Ann Dunham and Kenyan Barrak Hussein Obama Senior, in Nyang'oma Kogelo now in Kenya.” You’ll find the entire article HERE.

From the same article there is this: “In his tellingly-titled Memoir, Dreams from My Father, Obama describes his Indonesian interlude as "one long adventure, the bounty of a young boy's life". But he also recalls being troubled by the poverty around him: "the empty look on the faces of farmers the year the rains never came," and the desperation of the disabled beggars who came to the family's door.

"The world was violent, I was learning, unpredictable and often cruel," he writes. Obama and his mother thus we were very well acquainted with the harsh realities of indigenous Indonesians.
Fermina Katarina Sinaga, recalled yojhng Obama in her class: in the common task of class to write an essay titled “My dream: What I want to be in the future.” Obama “wrote ‘I want to be a president,’ ” she said. During a later writing assignment on family, he wrote, “My father is my idol.” You will find the entire article HERE.

Above, I referred to a constitutional crisis in America’s future. Here’s what I mean: Just suppose the courts rule that Obama/Soetoro is NOT legally qualified to be President of the United States? What is to be done about all the bills he has signed into law? What is to be done about all the Executive Orders he has issued over his signature? What about all the military commands, appointments, promotions, etc, he has made? What about all the negotiations associated with treaties, international agreements, etc, Obama/Soetoro has been involved in as the US President? Are they not, at the least, null and void, and, at the worst – illegal?

Do you begin to sense the monumental “MESS” the country will find itself?

And what about the Vice-Presidency? How would a court finding that Obama/Soetoro was not legally qualified to be President affect the Vice-Presidency? Should Obama/Soetoro be forced to step down, would the court order Vice-President Biden to step down as well? If so, will Nancy Pelosi move into the Oval Office as President of the US? Talk about a nightmare!

There are some who believe that officials within the current government already KNOW Obama/Soetoro is NOT the legal President of the US and yet they are keeping quiet and not coming forward with the evidence.

J. B. Williams has written an article that will shake you to your core. In the article he states his opinion that THAT is exactly what is happening in our national government. This is a “Must Read” article. The title of the article is: “DC Knows that Obama is Ineligible for Office.” You will find Mr. Williams’ article HERE. We urge you to read it.

The next question is: who, if anyone, will go to jail? Even more importantly – what do we do to ensure a candidate for President of the United States is properly “vetted” and his natural born citizenship confirmed well before he stands for election?

It may require an amendment to the US Constitution to guarantee this never comes up again. Then so be it! Let’s get her done!

J. D. Longstreet








Thursday, April 29, 2010

Arizona Leads The Way in Fight for States' Rights

Arizona Leads The Way
Another Fight Over States' Rights
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

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Arizona has plainly re-asserted itself as a sovereign state. They have just reminded the US Government, and everyone else, that the US is made up of 50 sovereign republics with their own internal governments.

As the Obama Regime readies itself to ram the New Amnesty Bill down America’s throats, as they did the ObamaCare Bill, Arizona’s actions are an apt reminder that secession is hovering over the border states and you can bet it is being whispered about in the halls of various state legislatures all across America today.

Look, Obama is either an idiot, or a fool, if he believes the states are going to take what he is dishing out without a fight. If he continues on his current course of belittling the legal citizens of that state there is going to be a huge backlash, not only in Arizona but also across the southern states, which are practically overrun with illegal aliens. In other words, “it ain’t gonna be purrty.”
Look for the state of Texas to balk at this New Amnesty bill, as well. Do not be surprised if Texas revives talk of secession. As a matter of fact, it may have already begun. Texas State Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler, will soon introduce immigration legislation comparable to a law recently enacted in Arizona, according to Berman’s aide. According to the report, Berman is planning to introduce the bill in the 82nd Legislative Session, which begins in January 2011. You may read the entire article HERE.

We warned, many months ago, that the Obama Regime and his socialist cohort in the West Wing and the Congress would make another attempt at passing an Amnesty Bill. Well, here it comes.

This time they call it “The Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Security and Prosperity Act.” Just sort of rolls off your tongue doesn’t it?

Those of us who grew up fighting the socialist menace have heard these monstrous names for unsavory programs before – in the USSR. It is an old trick. Give it a name so long and so complicated that the reader or hearer’s eyes glaze over and they lose interest right away. The new name for this New Amnesty Bill was meant to do just that.

In the past few days it is beginning to appear that the legal challenges to Arizona’s tough new anti-illegal immigration laws may, very well, stand up to the scrutiny of the courts. So Obama is trying a new tactic: guilt and embarrassment.

Just the other day, while in Iowa, Obama said: “You can imagine if you are a Hispanic American in Arizona, your great grandparents may have been there before Arizona was even a state." He went on to say: "Now suddenly if you don't have your papers and you take your kid out for ice cream and you're going to be harassed, that's not the right way to go."


US Attorney General Eric Holder has said the Justice Department may pursue legal action. "I'm very concerned about the wedge that [the new law] could drive between communities that law enforcement is supposed to serve and those of us in law enforcement."


Mr. Holder may want to rethink taking court action against Arizona. He will open a Pandora’s box of trouble for both the democrats and the republicans. I don’t think either party wants a public fight over “states' rights” at this point in the Obama Regime’s tenure in the White House, because believe me, the fight will most certainly become a fight over the sovereignty of the states currently forming the so-called UNITED States.

I am STILL struck by the democrats drive to reward criminals for breaking US laws with a gift of citizenship in the very country they entered illegally. It doesn’t even make good sense. You do not REWARD criminals for breaking the law! But THAT is exactly what Obama and his socialist coterie is hell-bent on doing. It is a key component of their master plan to destroy the constitutional republic of the United States and replace it with the oft-referred-to “socialist dung heap.”

There will be a reckoning. Do not think that ALL 50 states will go along with Obama’s socialist plans. It simply isn’t going to happen. The states have just begun to push back. From this point onward, there will be hell to pay if, and when, federal authorities begin throwing their weight around within sovereign states not embracing Obama’s socialism.

The states along the US/Mexican/ Border are a powder keg with a lit fuse. They could explode at any time. Obama’s blowing on the fuse only makes it burn brighter and faster and may result in an explosion much sooner than expected.

We have warned numerous times that if the federal government continued to refuse to enforce the laws concerning illegal immigration and continued to refuse to close, seal, and secure the US/Mexican border, then the citizens of the states, especially the border states, would do it for them.

It has begun. The genie is out of the bottle, as it were, and the current US Socialist Government is going to have a fight on its hands it obviously did not expect.

The fact that they did not expect Arizona’s actions speaks volumes about the lack of sensitivity of the Obama Regime to the wants and wishes, the likes and dislikes, of the American people. It also tells us that, in their arrogance, they really don’t care.

J. D. Longstreet

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A Whiff of Revolution ... Alan Caruba

A Whiff of Revolution
By Alan Caruba
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After a long series of taxes and arrogant acts that could not fail to anger the citizens of Boston, Massachusetts and nearby colonists affected by them, the American colonists finally picked up their guns and fired on the British coming to seize their store of munitions in Concord and Lexington.

The American Revolution did not occur in a week, a month or a year. It came after a Navigation Act, a Stamp Act, and others called the Intolerable Acts that actually closed Boston Harbor in retaliation for the famous Boston Tea Party.

By then the British had dispatched troops to Massachusetts to put some muscle behind their demands that the colonies help pay for the deep debt the King and Parliament had incurred from England’s many wars on the continent.

America was their nation in spirit long before it was organized as one. Americans were not going to be pushed around. They had tried everything they could to make their case, but finally there was nothing left but to unite and throw off the tyranny. In 1770, the Boston massacre had inflamed public sentiment, but it would not be until 1774 that the citizens of Lexington and Concord would take up arms.

In 1776, the second Continental Congress would convene in Philadelphia and sign a Declaration of Independence. Jefferson wrote, “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.”

It has taken a brief year and a half for President Obama and his Democrat-controlled Congress to enflame the anger of a broad spectrum of Americans, Democrats, Republicans, and independents, who have been rallying in Washington, D.C., and in towns and cities across the nation against a healthcare “reform” they overwhelmingly opposed, but which became law. Since then, twenty States have joined together to nullify it, challenging it in the courts while some passed laws to protect their citizens against it. This is very much in the spirit of the Tenth Amendment that posits powers in the States and in the People that are not specific to the federal government. America is a republic composed of separate and distinct republics.
The initial seizure of General Motors raised questions of its constitutionality that have never been answered. Rather than standard bankruptcy proceedings, stockholders and creditors were shoved aside to grant control to the very unions that had brought the iconic auto company to its knees. This has since been followed by open threats to Wall Street that include proposals that would allow the government to seize firms, toss out their board of directors and officers, and, in effect, nationalize them. This is not unlike the dictatorship of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela.

It is the antithesis of a nation of laws, a republic; a democracy where power is situated in the people and the constitution limits the powers of the executive and the legislative branches that are, in turn, subject to the judicial process.

If, between now and the midterm elections, the President and Congress pass the Cap-and-Trade Act and an amnesty for illegal aliens, I suspect that some Americans may not be content to sit by while States and the courts work their way within the Constitution. They will sense—and rightfully so—a despotism never before associated with the presidency. There is a whiff of revolution in the air and that is why the White House and Far Left are leveling the bogus charge that the Tea Partiers are all violent neo-Nazi types. It is not beyond this White House to deliberately provoke violence. There have already been isolated incidents of Tea Partiers being attacked by union goons. Since the White House operates on the basis of one questionable “crisis” to another to impose unwanted laws, nothing can be ruled out by these community organizers.

One thing is clear. We have a very unpopular president. We have had others in the past. Lyndon B. Johnson chose not to run again after his first and only full term. Jimmy Carter was a one-term president. Richard Nixon was forced to resign. Even George W. Bush, after two terms, had worn out his welcome. It has not been uncommon to characterize unpopular presidents as despots, but Obama is different. He exudes arrogance. He offends our nation’s allies and is seen as weak by our enemies. He’s declared war on our vital energy sector and now on Wall Street. He imposed a healthcare reform that will drive up costs and cause millions to lose the insurance coverage their employers provide. Add to this the growing legion of unemployed.

There’s a lot of anger in America today.

Alan Caruba
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Alan Caruba blogs daily at "Facts not Fantasy" at: http://www.factsnotfantasy.blogspot.com/



© Alan Caruba, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

“We The People” Is A Fallacy!

“We The People” Is A Fallacy!
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

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In logic and rhetoric, a fallacy is a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning in argumentation.

You know, we claim, here in America, that our government is made up of “we the people.” In the past year and a half, or so, of the Obama Regime, we have learned that is false. Oh, it may have been true to varying degrees, in decades past, but no more. Now the government is made up of socialists and Marxists hell-bent on enslaving “we the people” of America.

When the democrat/socialists took power in 2006, they laid low for the next couple of years in hopes of electing a president from their party, which ultimately, they did.

During those nearly two years they were busy as a one-armed man at a paper hanging contest formulating new laws they intended to pass when they had a veto proof Congress and a President, in place, to sign those bills into law. How else do you explain the near instantaneous appearance in the House and the Senate of “new” bills, which were hundreds, even thousands, of pages thick. You do not prepare such documents overnight.

They had been planning the hi-jacking of America. To a great extent, they have been surprisingly successful. It took the American electorate three years to figure out they had been blind-sided by a socialist/marxist plot to take the US from a constitutional republic to a socialist/marxist dung heap.

Conservatives have been fighting around the clock, during those three years, to prop up a reluctant Republican Party and attempt to instill a little steel in their spines and force them to fight, to block, to box-in, to obfuscate, to do whatever they legally could to de-rail the socialist/marxist scheme to drag America down to the mediocre level of many of the European and third world countries on the globe. You see, we conservatives knew, all along, that the so-called democrats did not believe in “American Exceptionalism.” They are ashamed that America is a “super power.” In their minds it is “unfair” for America to be better than other countries. It is the “Social Justice” thing -- you know, Socialism, Marxism, and yes, Communism!

You see, dear reader, when you look at America today understand that THIS is what ignorance and apathy can do to a great country, even a super power.

The most efficient tool the socialist had going for them was political correctness. It demanded so-called “social Justice” by changing the meaning of perfectly good words and phrases and raining down on us pure leftist propaganda such as the global warming hoax. They have even changed “illegal alien” to “undocumented immigrant!” Of course, it is pure bunk, but when our children are indoctrinated in the government school system, they buy into this propaganda because people in authority are soaking their little brains in a bath of their leftist garbage.

As an aside: We desperately need and independent educational system in America. One that accepts not one single dollar of government money and brooks no government interference and NO teacher’s unions allowed. Then, and only then, can we expect to have our children actually gain an education on a par with young scholars in rest of the world. Today, our American students are the recognized dunces of the world. Many are dumb as a fence post and graduate high school unable to read their diplomas.

Americans have a single shot at saving what is left of this once great country: The Mid-Term Election this coming November. To save America we must turn out in droves and vote for the conservative candidates. Already the socialists are mustering their troops to deny us that victory by force of numbers. They intend to flood the polling places with the voters who traditionally vote in blocks for democrat/socialist candidates. For the most part they are the Americans who depend upon the dole of the federal government for their continued existence. They are the “wards of the government” and they will do Obama’s bidding, and Obama is counting on them to save his party in November.

Finally, in my opinion, the Tea Party is going to have to suck it up and begin endorsing candidates for the election in November. Otherwise, what’s the point? I believe it is time for the Tea Party to put their accumulated power to good use in rescuing America from the clutches of the socialist/marxists now in power.

The people who have hi-jacked America have a lot for which they will be called to account. Thousands of years ago a prophet, by the name of Isaiah, said: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!” (Isaiah 5:20-21) The Obama Regime would do well to harken to the words of this ancient prophet.

Our socialist overlords can deny their socialism as much as they like, but as Jesus, Himself, said: “Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?” (Matthew 7:16) If history has taught us anything, it is that the fruit of the socialist/marxist tree is the fruit of a poison tree. It can, and will, poison a nation -- even unto death. In olden days the ancients upon locating a tree with bad fruit, would hew it down and destroy it to save their orchard. It is time to exercise our horticultural husbandry skills and do a little “hewing” at the ballot box in November



J. D. Longstreet

Monday, April 26, 2010

The Plantation Politics of the Democrats/Socialists in Washington

The Plantation Politics of the Democrats/Socialists in Washington
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

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Those who have made a study of American history, especially that portion of history before and during the War Between the States, know it was the democrats who held the black man in slavery in both North and the South.

The Democrat Party held the southern states in a fierce grip and continued to do so until a hundred years later when President Richard Nixon successfully broke that grip and began -- what would turn out to be -- a mass migration of southerners from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party.

Now the Democrats are in the “Big House” in Washington. The rest of us are “field hands.” But many of us field hands are writhing under the yoke of the socialist slave masters in Washington and are desperate to break free.

But there are some Americans who find themselves quite happy with the current arrangement between the masters in the Big House and the modern day field hands.

You see, there really is a sub-class in America. A class of US citizen, which may be accurately referred to as “wards of the state, or government.” There have been several generations of these folks and they are joined with the folks in the Big House, today, exactly as the slaves in the days prior to the “War for Southern Independence.”
They depend upon the folks in the Big House for their sustenance, for their very existence. In many ways, the folks in the Big House own them.

In return the “wards” blindly support the Big House folks in anything and everything they try to do. Their vote and support can always be counted on, IF the folks in the Big House are Democrats. And these days they appear to be Democrats -- although WE know that is only a façade to hide their socialism.

The “wards,” we speak of, are the Americans who will argue you down that Abraham Lincoln was a Democrat! He had to be! He freed the slaves, didn’t he? Actually, Lincoln did not free a single salve. Read the “Emancipation Proclamation” and you will quickly see that no slaves were freed by it. In fact, in a letter to Salmon P. Chase, the Secretary of the US Treasury, dated September 3rd, 1863, Lincoln said the following: “ The Emancipation proclamation has no constitutional or legal justification except as a war measure.”

Lincoln actually proposed three constitutional amendments in his State of the Union Address to Congress in 1862:

1 – Slaves not freed by the Emancipation Proclamation to be freed over a 37-year period, to be completed by January 1st, 1900.

2 – Provided compensation to owners for the loss of their slave property.

3 – The government would transport freed Blacks, at government expense, out of the country and relocate them in Latin America and in Africa.

You see, when Lincoln truly had it in his power to bring real and immediate freedom to approximately 832,000 enslaved people (In the border states that were loyal to Lincoln and the federal government) he, LINCOLN, instead, carefully ensured that they would remain slaves!

But, hey! Lincoln was a Democrat – right? Well, YOU try to convince them!

Black Americans are being used and abused by the Democrats just as they were before the War for Southern Independence. They lie to Black people over and over again, and yet -- Black Americans continue to blindly support their democratic oppressors. WHY? Could it be because the federal government feeds, clothes, and houses them?

It is Plantation Politics! Plantation politics goes back generations in American Democratic Party politics and is a large part of the old “machine politics” of the big urban centers.

Francis Rice, of the National Black Republican Association, in an article entitled: “Obama and Plantation Politics,” says the following: “To his eternal shame, in order to acquire and maintain power, President Barack Obama has adopted the Democratic Party's strategy of keeping blacks poor, angry and voting for Democrats.” (SOURCE).

The Democrats are in charge of the US Government these days -- just as they were in the South before this nation tore itself apart in the latter part of the 19th century. As long as they can maintain Black Americans in a state of poverty, in a state of anger, and continuing to vote, as a large block, for Democrats/Socialists, Plantation Politics will continue to thrive and reap huge benefits for those in charge -- the Democrats/Socialists.

Democrats/Socialists are occupying the “Big House” these days. It is they who are practicing modern day Plantation Politics. But, then again, it has always been the Democrat’s plantation – now hasn’t it?

J. D. Longstreet

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Arizona Fights Back!

Link:
http://texasfred.net/archives/6556#more-6556
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Advocates vow challenges to Ariz. immigration law
A Commentary by Texas Fred
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PHOENIX (AP) – Arizona’s governor vows the state’s tough new law targeting illegal immigration will be implemented with no tolerance for racial profiling, but at least two advocacy groups were preparing legal challenges and Mexico has warned that the law could affect cross-border relations.

Republican Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a bill that supporters said would take handcuffs off police in dealing with illegal immigration in Arizona, the nation’s busiest gateway for human and drug smuggling from Mexico and home to an estimated 460,000 illegal immigrants.The law requires police to question people about their immigration status – including asking for identification – if they suspect someone is in the country illegally. It’s sparked fears among legal immigrants and U.S. citizens that they’ll be hassled by police just because they look Hispanic.
With hundreds of protesters outside the state Capitol shouting that the bill would lead to civil rights abuses, Brewer said critics were “overreacting” and that she wouldn’t tolerate racial profiling.

“We in Arizona have been more than patient waiting for Washington to act,” Brewer said after signing the law. “But decades of inaction and misguided policy have created a dangerous and unacceptable situation.”

Gov. Jan Brewer went to the top of my GREAT LEADERS LIST when she signed this law into being! I salute her for having the intestinal fortitude to get this done. The hue and cry of those that support ILLEGALS, or ARE ILLEGALS be damned, this is a GREAT law and one that needs to be taken up by ALL states, but border states in particular!

I wish our elected officials here in Texas had that same level of fortitude. Are you listening and paying attention Gov. Perry? And you too Rep. Joe Driver, are you listening? Are you hearing the words of your constituents?

We have been patient here in Texas too, but my friends, here is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth; Washington D.C. isn’t going to do one damned thing to stop the invasion. They are not going to do one damned thing to reverse the effects of the invasion and they are not going to do one damned thing about rounding up and deporting these invaders!

Since 1954 (SOURCE) the federal government hasn’t acted, in a positive way, to correct the invasion that is rapidly dragging this nation into being looked at as an ever expanding 3rd world nation. It’s not politically correct to defend our borders and expel those that violate the borders and break our laws, it’s considered a violation of the lawbreakers CIVIL RIGHTS!

Earlier Friday, President Barack Obama called the Arizona bill “misguided” and instructed the Justice Department to examine it to see if it’s legal. He also said the federal government must enact immigration reform at the national level – or leave the door open to “irresponsibility by others.”

“That includes, for example, the recent efforts in Arizona, which threaten to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans, as well as the trust between police and their communities that is so crucial to keeping us safe,” Obama said.

If anyone even remotely imagines that Barack Hussein Obama is going to do anything to rectify this ILLEGAL INVASION, other than granting the invaders amnesty and full citizenship, I have some oceanfront property near Amarillo that you may be interested in!

Current law in Arizona and most states doesn’t require police to ask about the immigration status of those they encounter, and many police departments prohibit officers from inquiring out of fear immigrants won’t cooperate in other investigations.

Again we see the left-leaning PCness of the Associated Press, they still refer to these people as *immigrants*. They are afraid to attach the word ILLEGAL!

An immigrant is a welcome addition to this nation, we are an nation of immigrants, but here’s the part that totally confuses most politicians, and I include politicos from ALL sides in this, they don’t want to DO anything to offend, they don’t want to hurt any feelings and God forbid that we defend this nation from those that are here ILLEGALLY! Let’s just call them immigrants, why stigmatize them with the term ILLEGAL? And what the hell, they don’t want to anger a future voting block!

The new law makes it a crime under state law to be in the country illegally. Immigrants unable to produce documents showing they are allowed to be in the U.S. could be arrested, jailed for up to six months and fined $2,500.

Not to take anything away from Arizona, and certainly not denigrating them for passing this law, BUT, there are already laws on the books regarding being in this nation illegally. The thing is, if the states don’t enforce these laws, they will never be enforced, not on a federal level, not as long as we have politicians that are far left libbers and RINOs that are afraid to stand and defend America 1st!

There is an easy solution. ALL ILLEGALS leave the USA, now! Not later, leave NOW and by God come back in LEGALLY! Come back and become a LEGAL immigrant and seek to become an America citizen. A LEGAL American citizen. An English speaking American citizen that loves this nation and swears allegiance to no other!

Granting blanket amnesty and turning a blind eye is NOT the solution!

“It’s going to change our lives,” said Emilio Almodovar, a 13-year-old American citizen from Phoenix. “We can’t walk to school any more. We can’t be in the streets anymore without the pigs thinking we’re illegal immigrants.”

I’ll tell you what’s going to change your life Emilio, getting in the face of a police officer that is doing his job, using that tone and attitude, THAT is going to change you life. If you are LEGAL, if you’re not carrying a gun illegally, if you’re not carrying dope, if you’re not out doing burglary and robbery, if you’re not out walking the streets drunk or beating your wife or whatever, you don’t have anything to worry about.

It seems that many feel this is going to be used to persecute LEGAL immigrants and citizens of Hispanic heritage. It’s NOT! But you will never convince the libbers and RINOs of that.

Francisco Loureiro, a pro-migrant activist who runs a migrant shelter in Nogales, Mexico, called the new law “racist” and said it would lead to more police abuse of migrants.

“Police in Arizona already treat migrants worse than animals,” he said. “There is already a hunt for migrants and now it will be open season under the cover of a law.”

Migrants? As in migrant workers? Undocumented workers? Uh — ILLEGALS? Is that what you’re moaning about Francisco?

It’s people like Francisco that are the problem, at least as much as the ILLEGALS themselves. He gives them food, shelter and comfort. I know for a fact, many of the migrant activists provide maps showing safe houses, routes that can be traversed in at least some safety, locations where food and water can be obtained from friendly migrant activists along the way.

Instead of being a migrant activist, Francisco needs to be an advocate of American citizenship and LEGAL immigration. If he were, I personally would have NO problem with his activities. As it stands right now, he is giving aid and comfort to the enemies of this nation, that equates to an act of treason if you are in a state of war.

If you don’t think we’re in a state of war along border, come on down and pay us a visit. Go to places like Laredo, Del Rio, Fort Hancock, El Paso, any number of Texas towns along the border.
I can take you to areas right here in Dallas County that will scare the stuffing out of you when you see the gang activity, the dope and guns, the prostitution and the swarm of ILLEGALS that scatter like a herd of roaches when the police drive up!

Ask the friends and family of Robert Krentz if there’s a war along the border in Arizona!

You’ll come away with a whole new point of view!

Texas Fred
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Fred blogs daily at the "TEXAS FRED BLOG at: http://texasfred.net/

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Caruba's Crystal Ball ... Alan Caruba

Caruba's Crystal Ball
By Alan Caruba
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I rarely make predictions. Events can change the entire direction of a nation in the blink of an eye. It happened in my lifetime with Pearl Harbor, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the resignation of Richard M. Nixon, and with 9/11.

As this is being written, air traffic to, from, and throughout Europe is barely recovering because of an Icelandic volcano and no one really knows how long that will continue. So, barring any catastrophic natural events or wars, I will look into my crystal ball and narrow my predictions to the period between now and the midterm election on November 2, 2010.

Having forced a healthcare program on America that 85% of the voters did not want, the Obama White House now knows it can do the same with other major pieces of legislation intended to “transform” America into a socialist wreck comparable to European nations, one of which, Greece, is bankrupt while two others, Spain and Italy, are close to it.

The Obama administration is getting ready to put a chokehold on the nation’s financial sector by claiming it needs more regulation. It is a lie. Few sectors of the nation are more heavily regulated by the government. What is needed is more effective enforcement of existing regulations. Had that been the case there would have been no Bernie Madoff and the 2008 crisis brought about by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae could have been avoided.
The next piece of legislation to be imposed on Americans before November will be Cap-and-Trade, a law based on a “global warming” crisis that is not happening. It will impose “caps” on how much energy industries, businesses, and finally individuals can use and it will institute a “trade” mechanism in bogus carbon credits that will make a few companies, utilities, and individuals very rich while bleeding Americans by taxing energy use at every level. The era of abundant and affordable energy will end and, with it, the economy of the nation. Companies that manufacture goods will move offshore to friendlier places such as China and India. Both were exempted in the United Nations’ Kyoto Protocol intended to force greenhouse emission caps on industrialized nations like America and Europe.

The coal industry, responsible for providing the source of half of all the electricity generated in America, will be under attack in every way at the government’s disposal. Mountain top mining will be the next target. Beyond that, all coal-fired plants will encounter a regulatory hell. There will be no offshore exploration for new sources of oil and natural gas.

When the brown-outs and black-outs begin, the nation will be five to ten years from providing new sources of electrical power whether it’s coal, natural gas, or nuclear. By then billions in government (your money) subsidies will have been wasted on “green” or “clean” or “alternative” energy in the form of wind and solar. They currently represent about one percent of all the electricity generated in America.

By the midterm elections, the unemployment rate will have likely increased. A growing, permanent class of the unemployed will be maintained with endless extensions of government support.

The southern border from Texas to California is becoming a war zone. There’s a reason the State of Arizona just passed a law allowing its citizens to carry concealed weapons and another law to empower its law enforcement authorities to rid the State of illegal aliens. Do not be surprised by the rise of southwestern state militias to deal with the constant invasion. Watch for an effort to pass an amnesty law as well.

What Americans have not caught onto as yet is that the Obama administration’s policies and actions are now fully controlled by people who did not have to go before the U.S. Senate for approval. They are Obama’s “czars” and they wield as much influence or more than constitutionally appointed cabinet secretaries.

So the real question between now and November is “How much damage can the Obama White House inflict?” and the answer is a lot.



Alan Caruba
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© Alan Caruba, 2010

Obama: Citizen of the World!

(First published in July 2008)
Obama: Citizen of the World!
A Commentary by J.D. Longstreet
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I have a lot of difficulty relating to anyone who claims citizenship in the world. Frankly, that person is frightening. Saying one is a citizen of the world negates one’s actual citizenship as… well, a native of the country within which he/she was born and, to which, he/she owes allegiance. Saying you are a citizen of the world is too…well… vague. But then… that is exactly what Mr. Barack H. Obama is… vague.

I’m one of those old geezers, still alive today, who actually heard some of President Franklin Roosevelt’s speeches. While listening to Obama in Berlin, my mind began shifting gears, feeling its way around his words and phrases, because I was sure I had heard them before. It continued to nag at me until a picture of FDR solidified in my mind’s eye. It was then that I realized this was the effect his speech was supposed to have on me! It was beautifully delivered. It was oratorical music. It was a symphony of simplistic sermonizing declaring… not much, really. As an American of part German ancestry, I understand the magnetism of compelling oratory. It stirs my soul. And for a brief moment, or two, I WAS stirred.

But, that’s about as far as it went. Once I focused on his words, I was dismayed to hear his proud profession of faith in, (gasp!) Globalism!

Look, I am unashamedly a nationalist. I am an American, first, last, and always. I am proud of my country and have been all my life. Some of my country’s leaders have certainly not lived up to the greatness America offered them, and THEY have shamed me, but, never my country.

It is apparent that Mr. Obama IS a globalist. One who believes in liberating the globe of national borders and having one single worldwide government…a one-world government.

Globalism is another of those ethereal dreams our liberal brethren have latched onto. It dates back to, at least, the Hippies. You know: tie-dyes, long hair, sandals, free love, free dope, etc, etc. Oh, I had a momentary lapse of memory! Many of our Congressional delegates ARE old hippies! How, could I forget that, even for a moment? Not Obama, of course. From my perspective, he’s just a “wannabe hippie”.

There was something very unsettling about hearing a terrific orator drawing throngs of cheering Germans into a public square in Berlin. I had flashbacks of another great orator doing the same thing back in the 1930’s and early 1940’s. We still bear the scars from the fall-out of the explosion HE caused. Listening to Obama play the crowd, as a master violinist would play the violin, was unnerving.

I have mentioned before how watching the faces in the crowds at Obama events remind me so much of the faces in the crowds at Hitler’s speeches. As could Hitler, Obama can lift a crowd’s emotions to a near orgasmic response. An emotion charged crowd is only a click or two away from transformation into a mob.

To say Obama’s event in Berlin was troubling to me would be an understatement. One, blessed with both charisma and special oratorical skills, has a responsibility, it seems to me, to never allow his words to stoke a crowd’s emotional furnace too much. It is entirely possible to strike the trip wires that loose the hearer’s motivation to take action based on faulty judgment made at the height of passion. That has happened before, and in Berlin.

OK, so I am an old fogy, long past my prime, and prone to judge current events by events I have witnessed in the past. That used to be looked upon as a sort of “wisdom of the aged”. I realize that is not so in this modern era. But, I must tell you, I feel a certain responsibility to hold up the “caution signs” when I see things, hear things, and experience things that indicate to me there could be trouble ahead.

Historians tell us that as the great Roman generals would ride in their chariots in the triumphal parades through the flower strewn streets of Rome, soaking up the cheers and accolades of the crowds of admiring fellow Romans along the way, there was a fellow Roman, sometimes even a slave, whose job it was to stand in the chariot with the hero, slightly behind him, and whisper, continuously, in his ear: ”Remember, thou art but a man… thou art but a man.” Seems to me, Obama needs someone to whisper those words in his ear, and often.
J. D. Longstreet

Friday, April 23, 2010

SEIU Forms New Political Party in North Carolina

New Political Party Forming in North Carolina
Guess Who Is Behind It
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

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In an article entitled: “Unions Now Starting Their Own Political Party,” Warner Todd Huston, at the Canada Free Press, says the following: “Apparently the Democrats in North Carolina aren’t sufficiently leftist enough for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). It appears that the SEIU, one of the largest and most powerful public employees unions in the nation, don’t have their hand deep enough in the taxpayer’s pockets so it is starting its own political party in the Tar Heel State, by passing the Democrats altogether.” You may read the entire article HERE.

SEIU’s Political party is called “North Carolina First.” It is, in our opinion, a thinly veiled attempt at payback for the three Democrat Congressmen from North Carolina who voted against ObamaCare -- Heath Shuler, Larry Kissell, and my own Congressman, Mike McIntyre.

I am torn between being angry at what has the appearance of an Obama Power play, and being thankful, both at the same time. You may ask the reason for my gratitude. Well, I’ll tell you. The SEIU, with their North Carolina First Party, might very well elect three new Republicans from North Carolina to the US House! If Obama is taking this avenue to punish the NC democratic congressman, who bucked him on ObamaCare, then it may very well backfire and turn out to be a case of “cutting off one’s nose to spite one’s face!”

Tar Heels are not feeling very charitable towards the Democratic Party in NC at the moment. The scandal involving our immediate past Governor has soured a lot of democrats in the state. This power play by the SEIU, which Tar Heel voters associate with the Democratic Party, does absolutely nothing to enhance their image in the eyes of Tar Heel democrats.

North Carolina is a “right to work” state and labor unions are not looked upon very favorable in this state to begin with. And now they do THIS!

My regional newspaper reports that out of the 85,000-registered voter’s signatures they need to get on the ballot in North Carolina, at last count they had 20,000. So, they ARE well on their way. And they are working, hard, at accomplishing their goal.

On the North Carolina First website SEIU says the following: “North Carolina First is on the ground talking to voters. Right now, North Carolina First is gathering signatures to determine whether to qualify as a state party - to give working families the ability to choose a candidate that will fight for their interests - or to identify Congressional candidates who will stay accountable to the needs of working families not Washington's special interests.”
You can visit their website HERE.

SEIU plans to have a slate of candidates ready to run in the Mid-Term Election this coming November.

At “The Plum Line,” Greg Sargent’s blog, he says: “It’s also unclear what kind of cash SEIU national will put into this effort — which will also include SEANC, the state employees’ union — and what this will do to relations between labor and the national Dem establishment. But this challenge appears to be a serious experiment in reshaping the landscape of Democratic politics, and it bears watching.” Read the entire article HERE.

North Carolina politics never fails to be entertaining. The coming Democratic Party blood-letting in the Mid-Term Election in November is shaping up to be another contest ranking right up there with mud wrestling!

J. D. Longstreet

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tea Party Movement described as "bowel movement."

Tea Party Movement described as "bowel movement."
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Any of these groups that says, "I'm young, I'm Democratic, and I'm a socialist," is okay with me. You know that's no light thing to do -- to actually say, I'm a socialist. You've got to know, actually, we are living in a time that's going to dwarf the McCarthy era. It is going to dwarf the internment of World War II. We are right now in a time that is going to dwarf the era of Jim Crow and segregation.

Read the entire story by J.P. Freire HERE.

The Naked Communism of Earth Day ... by Alan Caruba



The Naked Communism of Earth Day
By Alan Caruba

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It is no accident that April 22, Earth Day, is also the birth date of Vladimir Lenin, an acolyte of Karl Marx, the lunatic who invented communism as an alternative to capitalism.

Earth Day is naked communism.

To begin, it substitutes a worship of the Earth, Gaia, for the worship of God, creator of the universe and the instructor of moral behavior for mankind.

The Earth does not demand a moral code of personal behavior. Indeed, the lesson it teaches is “the survival of the fittest “and an indifference to suffering. The “natural events” mankind fears most all involve the potential for significant loss of life and for injury.

The Earth is a beautiful place, but it is utterly merciless. Man has learned to adapt to it and, by adapt, I mean to use its resources to build shelter and protection from it, to plant and harvest crops from it, and to domesticate some of its species while hunting and fishing for others for food.

Earth Day postulates that man is the cause of harm to Earth by virtue of his cities, his highways, his use of its sources of energy, and even the garbage that results from the normal course of maintaining life. For centuries mankind routinely burned and buried garbage. Now we are told we must separate and recycle it. We are told that everything plastic is bad even though it is one of the great inventions of modern times.

Communism reached its zenith in the last century. Its imposition in the former Soviet Union, in China, and elsewhere is a litany of murder and oppression. In the 20th century, a minimum 110 million people died as a result. It enslaves mankind wherever it can.

Environmentalism has been built on the foundation laid by communism because both exist to control everyone’s life. They are opposite sides of the same coin, both are opposed to the ownership of private property and both regard man as state property to be drained of his earnings through taxation.

Environmentalism’s preferred method is coercion and the mechanism for this is government.

While America was established to ensure “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”, environmentalism exists to exert more and more control over our lives by limiting our choices, our liberty. Environmentalism redefines happiness as doing without the advances of science and commerce that protects and prolongs our lives.

There is nothing voluntary about environmentalism.

There is nothing voluntary about having to recycle. There is nothing voluntary about having to fill your tank with a mixture of gasoline and ethanol. There is nothing voluntary about the imposition of mileage standards for cars. There is nothing voluntary about losing access to beneficial chemicals that control countless insect and rodent pests that spread disease and destroy property.

While the vast majority of Americans clamor for the government to permit access to our nation’s vast natural resources of coal, oil, and natural gas it stands in the way, claiming always that drilling and mining pose a threat to the environment. At the same time it acquires more and more of the nation’s landmass to deter access and economic growth.

In the name of the environment, the U.S. government is set to impose a Cap-and-Trade law on Americans that has no basis whatever in science and is, in fact, based on the greatest hoax of the modern era, “global warming.”

Cap-and-Trade will tax energy use and directly control how much energy individual Americans can use to heat or cool their homes through “smart grid” technology controlled by the utilities, not the consumer.

Environmentalism is the reason the U.S. has not had a single new refinery or nuclear plant built since the 1970s. Think about that every time you drive your car or turn on the lights.

The spread of endless environmental propaganda has been taken up by the nation’s mainstream media and has infiltrated the nation’s schools through its textbooks and other means of instruction. Earth Day will be the occasion for an orgy of media coverage.

Just as communism failed the former Soviet Union and just as Red China abandoned communism as the model for its economy, environmentalism continues its relentless quest to deter economic growth and security in America. It is the infrastructure of a New World Order.

Do not celebrate Earth Day. Denounce it.

Alan Caruba
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Caruba blogs daily at http://factsnotfantasy.blogspot.com. An author, science and business writer, he is the founder of The National Anxiety Center, a clearinghouse for information about scare campaigns designed to influence public opinion and policy.

© Alan Caruba, 2010

Another Look at Environmentalism as a Religion.

Another Look at Environmentalism as a Religion.
Earth Day is Celebrated on Lenin’s Birthday!
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

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“It is no accident that April 22, Earth Day, is also the birth date of Vladimir Lenin, an acolyte of Karl Marx, the lunatic who invented communism as an alternative to capitalism.

Earth Day is naked communism.”


The above quote is by Alan Caruba from his article entitled: ‘The Naked Communism of Earth Day.” We urge you to click over to Alan’s site and read this very fine article. You will find it HERE.

Freedom to worship as you please is one of the hallmarks of, and rights guaranteed to, the citizens of the United States.

The Pilgrims came to the New World not to guarantee freedom of religion. No, they came to guarantee that THEY could worship, as THEY saw fit… not, necessarily, anyone else.

So we have a hodge-podge of religions is America. Some are uplifting and others are just plain goofy.

On of the discoveries, made by anthropologists, is that the human animal will, somehow, create a religion. It seems the human animal must have belief in something that gives meaning to his, or her, existence.

In this century, and the last, so many have turned from the worship of a supreme being, we call God, to what we used to call “paganism”… the worship of nature, or the environment, or… more specifically… Environmentalism.

Yes, Environmentalism has become a religion. Well, actually, it always was, it has just come back into favor in the past 100 years, or so.

One thing I want to set straight before continuing, nature is not God. It is my belief that GOD created nature. Now, we can continue.

Many so-called atheists are worshippers of nature, or the environment. If one worships it… it is your god. Seems to me, those atheists are not true atheists. They DO have a god; only it is a pagan god, the environment.

Michael Crichton, in his “Environmentalism as Religion” remarks, made before the Commonwealth Club, in San Francisco in 2003, summed it all up.

“The believers in environmentalism believe and preach that we should live in unity with nature, or the environment. They believe that in the beginning we did. They believe that we are now living in sin because we have polluted the earth. We will be visited with a judgment day and the judgment will be death, for the whole planet, unless we repent, (which means to turn around and go the other way) and make our way back to sustainability. You see, in the environmentalism religion, sustainability IS salvation.”” … Michael Crichton

See Crichton’s remarks here: HERE.

It is important to understand that, for the most part, those who would worship nature have never really experienced it.

Want to go camping? Out comes the insect spray, the mosquito netting, the snakebite kit, the calamine lotion, sunscreen, and on and on. The urban environmentalist tends to think of nature as something, with which, man can live in harmony. So far, that has never happened … in the history of mankind.

Animals eat other animals to stay alive. Then, of course, we humans, at the top of the food chain, eat the animals which ate the, you know, smaller animals. The weather is a constant threat to humans.

The harmony of nature and man is a myth. It has never been so. If you want to learn about nature, talk to a farmer, or a hunter. They know about nature. Most people don’t.

Most of us live in an insular world. We have created an oasis away from nature. Occasionally, we think we want to commune with nature so we take a road trip or a camping trip… and we take as much, or as many, of our amenities as we can cram in the SUV right along with us. If we actually come into contact with nature, it is by accident.

Man has always been at odds with nature. Nature is unforgiving. It will kill you in a split second.

So, the environmental religionists are calling for us to repent. We are doomed as a result of pollution, global warming, running out of oil, the whole list of tribulations the faithful are so sure are coming.

They have been wrong, so many times. Remember the ice age, which was to begin in the 1970’s? Where is it? It reminds me of the “nut” pacing the sidewalk with his “Repent, the world is coming to an end!” sign. When the world doesn’t end, he changes the date and keeps on pacing. The environmentalist simply changes the reason the world is coming to an end, and they keep on preaching doom and gloom.

You see, as with all religions, the environmentalist bases all these horrible things on faith. Yes, faith in his belief. He believes he is correct. It is his faith, his religion, and he will not be shaken.

So, we have all the preachers of the Church of Environmentalism, preaching at us none stop. They preach fear. They preach gloom and doom. They preach forsaking progress and returning to the days when man lived in harmony with nature, even though no such period ever existed in the history of mankind.

As a believer in one God, the Creator, I cannot buy into their religion. I believe that this planet, this ecosystem, if you will, was given to man, as his home, by the Creator. We are charged with being good stewards of our home. But, when we take such good care of it that we come to worship it, we have sinned and fallen short. And that, Dear Reader, is wrong!

To protect our home, the earth, we need to use hard science, not some knee jerk reactionism. We need to rely upon our common sense. To think that man, himself, can destroy the earth is laughable. It is the height of arrogance. The earth can wipe humankind out in a moment, in the blinking of an eye. Like a dog shaking it’s wet coat and flinging water droplets hither and thither, the earth could rid itself of it’s temporary visitors at anytime.

No, it’s time for clear thinking people to step back and take a serious look at the claims the fundamentalist preachers of environmentalism are making. Check the science, not the pop science, but hard science. There is where their claims will be proven, or disproven and hopefully discarded.

In the meantime, for those who profess to believe in nature’s God, the scriptures tell us that man cannot serve two masters. You cannot subscribe to the faith of environmentalism and maintain your faith in the God of, and the creator of, nature. You will serve one and forsake the other. Which will it be?

J. D. Longstreet








Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The EPA Monster ... Alan Caruba

The EPA Monster
By Alan Caruba

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Among the legacies of Richard M. Nixon, famed for the Watergate scandal that forced his resignation, it should be noted that he created the Environmental Protection Agency. There was no vote in Congress. He did it with an executive order. Today the EPA has an annual budget of $9 billion and some 18,000 employees.

Not satisfied with the authorized powers given it to ensure clean air and water, the EPA has never ceased to seek expanded powers, culminating soon with a battle over whether it can regulate carbon dioxide (CO2) as a “pollutant.” Labeled a “greenhouse gas”, in the eyes of the EPA it is an “endangerment” to the health of humanity in general and Americans in particular.

CO2 is as vital to all life on planet Earth in the same way as oxygen. It is what plants consume in order to grow, much as oxygen is essential for life among living creatures that, in turn, are dependent on vegetation, crops, for their sustenance. It’s a neat little cycle that has existed since life emerged on Earth.

If the EPA gains the power to regulate CO2, it will have the power to regulate the activities of every individual and the entire economy of the nation. Traditional sources of energy, with the exception of nuclear and hydroelectric power, involve the emission of CO2. A modern society cannot function without CO2 emissions, but they have nothing to do with global warming because there is NO global warming.

CO2 represents a mere 386 parts per million of the Earth’s atmosphere. Humans are responsible for 3% of its generation; Mother Nature produces the other 97%. And the EPA wants to regulate ALL of it!

Actual science is of no importance to the EPA. If the EPA really cared about human life, it would not have a long history of banning beneficial chemicals such as DDT and other pesticides that protect humans against a laundry list of transmittable diseases like malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, et cetera.

The EPA is actually seeking to limit the amount of deicing fluid used to protect commercial and other aircraft on the grounds that it might get into nearby streams and rivers. Never mind the lives of the passengers and crews on planes that would be brought down as the result of such ice. This defies common sense.

In truth, the EPA threatens the economy and our lives in so many ways it is difficult to know where to point first. To my mind, the way it infiltrates the nation’s education system to fill the minds of children with visions of a planet threatened with “warming” or that every species is “endangered” or that all the waters and air are “polluted” is criminal.

The EPA is currently accepting grant applications “to help manage the National Environmental Education Training Program over the next ten years.” Costing $10 million, it “will provide teachers and other education professionals with resources and support to enable them to teach about environmental issues more effectively.” The EPA was not created to go into our nation’s schools in this manner. This is propaganda. This is indoctrination.

Let us grant that, when it stuck to its original purpose, it did make the air cleaner and some of the nation’s waters. Now, however, the EPA is a massive machine designed to destroy the nation’s economy and impede growth and development in every way possible.

The primary tool for this are lies concerning any element of the environment it wants to control and, as a result, retard the economy. As but one example, there are the new “smog” standards the EPA recently announced. It has reduced them to a level of 60 to 70 parts per billion in the air. It released a list of counties it says are in violation of the new limits.

The cost of achieving the lower standard is estimated from $19 billion to $90 billion. If you took one tennis ball from an olympic-sized pool filled with them, you would achieve the same result. It’s not merely absurd; it is yet another attack on every single business and industry operating in those counties.

The same idiocy applies to setting mileage rules or requiring that ethanol be added to gasoline. To achieve the mileage rules, the weight of automobiles must be reduced. People inside those thinner, lighter cars will die from an accident at a rate in excess of larger vehicles. As for ethanol, it requires more energy to produce than it saves. It drives up the cost of all the food we consume. It also reduces the mileage from every gallon of gasoline while emitting more CO2!

The EPA is currently at war with the coal industry, responsible for providing the source of 50% of all the electricity generated in the United States of America. A recent “endangerment” finding against all surface coal mining in the Appalachian States of Virginia, Kentucky, and West Virginia is based on the protection of the Mayfly population, an insect that typically lives for one day!

The list of EPA abuses of common sense and known science could fill a shelf of books in much the same way its ever-expanding regulations do, but the worst of it is yet to come if the Cap-and-Trade Act is passed.

Despite the fact that CO2 has nothing to do with the non-existent “global warming” and therefore does not need to be regulated for any reason, the enactment of the bill will literally prevent a homeowner from selling their home without permission from an EPA administrator. The cost of buying or selling a home will soar.

The Environmental Protection Agency needs to be reduced in size and authority to its original intent. Better still, eliminate it entirely. It is a monster.

Alan Caruba
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Alan Caruba writes a daily post at http://factsnotfantasy.blogspot.com. An author, business and science writer, he is the founder of The National Anxiety Center.

© Alan Caruba, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Doctors in the US Vowing to Quit Or Retire Due to ObamaCare

Doctors in the US Vowing to Quit Or Retire
ObamaCare Driving Doctors out of Business!
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

What if you went to school for 6 to 8 years to earn your medical degree? Suppose you had HUGE student loans to pay off as well as set up a practice and purchase the necessary equipment you need as a doctor to treat your patients properly -- and suppose you had to submit to more training practically every year of your career to stay abreast of new treatments, new equipment, and new federal and state laws pertaining to your practice of medicine.

Just suppose you did all of the above and then wake up one morning to find that you were no longer a private physician, no longer a small business owner, no longer your own boss, but a government beaurocrat taking orders on how to practice medicine, how and with which government approved treatment plan you are allowed to treat your trusting patients. What would YOU do? Huh? I THOUGHT SO! You’d quit, right?

Well, according to a recent survey, 46 percent of the Primary Care doctors practicing medicine in America today say they WILL quit when ObamaCare becomes the law of the land… and I do not blame them one bit! The New England Journal of Medicine reported in its March-April 2010 issue that 46.3% of Primary Care Physicians will likely leave the practice of medicine if ObamaCare was passed into law..(SOURCE).

With a large shortage in Primary Care doctors causing problems in America today and half of the remaining P. C. doctors vowing to quit – do you still believe the myth, no, let’s call it what it is, the LIE, the Obama Regime fed to gullible Americans that there would be no healthcare rationing in America. It was BS all along… and Obama and his minions knew it then -- and they know it now!

Face it people, you have been had – again! Obama LIED to you. The socialist (sometimes referred to as democrats -- but more often these days the more accurate term – socialists) lied to you!

The whole ObamaCare package is a lie from start to finish! It is the biggest swindle ever perpetrated on a nation anywhere, anytime. America has been SCREWED!

There is a MUST Read article by Susan Ferrechio, Chief Congressional Correspondent of the Washington Examiner, entitled: “Ten inconvenient questions about Obamacare.” You really must read the article. You’ll find it HERE.

You know, we have come to expect politicians to lie, but for goodness sakes, dear reader, the Obama Regime has become a nest of pathological liars, as has the Pelosi Posse in the US House of Representatives!


Look, America blundered, big time, back in 2008 when they elected Obama as President. The folks across the pond may just LOVE him, but here in America, he is fast becoming one of the least respected Presidents ever -- worse, even, than Jimmy Carter OR Bill Clinton (Clinton was Impeached!) I am convinced he is a socialist. I mean: If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and flocks with other socialist, then it is most likely, a duck/socialist.


ObamaCare is destined to ruin the American healthcare system. With the current HUGE shortage in doctors, especially General Practioners, plus the 46%, or so, of currently practicing doctors about to quit – where will the doctors come from to work in the ObamaCare system as government apparatchiks? How many scholars, who had been considering medicine as a career, will look elsewhere for a profession not yet tainted by the mailed fist of the federal government thereby maintaining the doctor shortage?


We must ask if the US government is considering bringing in doctors from abroad, docs who may, or may not have been trained up to the standards required of doctors practicing medicine in the US? Will he activate military reserve medics and doctors and place them in civilian hospitals and government clinics? Hey, the doctors have to come form somewhere?


We already expect to find, manning the front lines in doctor’s offices, Physician’s Assistants and Nurse Practioners. My state is even considering allowing Nurse Practioners to use the title of “Doctor.” Oh, did I mention NC has a Democrat dominated State Legislature. That said, we Tar Heels just KNOW they will look out for the people of the Old North State rather than Obama – right? Yeah, RIGHT!


America is in serious trouble. The depth of that trouble is, as yet, unfathomable.


J. D. Longstreet

Earth Day, The High Holy Day of Paganism

The High Holy Days of the Environmental Religion
Earth Day… a Celebration of the New Paganism
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

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We are about to witness a worldwide pagan rite – the worship of the earth, the worship of Gaia, (Earth Mother). Earth Day is the worship of nature -- rather than Nature’s God.

Though touted as, somehow, NEW, worship of the earth is likely the oldest religion on earth. Born of child-like ignorance, it has survived centuries and is, once again, robust and thriving among those people of earth who have lost their way and have reclaimed this form of paganism at the risk of their eternal souls.

I must tell you, I question whether one who subscribes to the Christian faith can take part in a pagan rite without committing sin. The Earth Day celebration is, in my opinion, a pagan rite. Celebrants of paganism can only be in league with the forces of evil.

But here we are, this week, celebrating the annual, global, orgasmic, daisy chain of paganism -- Earth Day.

Paganism will be on display over the next several days. It is reminiscent of the days before civilization took root and the human animal began its assent from the caves and mud huts.

Over the past few centuries, and especially in the mid 20th century, those elements of socialistic societies, which remained, came to realize their days were numbered -- unless they could contrive a different way of bringing humanity under control. They fell back on that thing which has ALWAYS worked, at least temporarily, in the past… and that is ignorance and fear -- ignorance of the truth and fear of the imagined threat, or threats.

Even in the 21st century man is still, basically, controlled by fear. The fear of an imagined natural threat frightens man to his or her core. The destruction of one’s home is always at the forefront of man’s innate fear. Since the planet earth is the home of the human race, any threat to it, is the most feared of all.

If the “enlightened” socialist among us wished to control the masses of humanity (and they did -- and do!) they had to play upon that fear among the peoples of the earth. The fear that their homes were being destroyed, and to rouse the anger in those frightened human beings, they were indoctrinated to believe that it was other humans who were destroying their home.

Most of us are not scientists. Most of us know only as much science as is necessary for us to live productive lives. We leave science to the scientists.

As our educational systems have devolved into degraded teaching institutions… teaching just enough… and demanding the students learn just enough… to guarantee the institution continues to received public funding, the level of education about real science has all but disappeared from our curricula. Even where it is still taught, it has been broken down to the level of the lowest performing student in the class. As a result, we have a world citizenry functionally ignorant of basic science.

Couple the decline of our educational systems, world wide, with the divestiture by “The Church” of its duty to teach the one true God -- and the stage is set.

Enter the Environmental Movement and their “new” religion. It is a religion as old as the earth itself… but new to the undereducated masses of the planet today. We used to openly refer to it as “Paganism.” The Christian Church used to send missionaries to countries, which still practiced paganism. Now that is reversed and we are sending “missionaries OF paganism” all over the world.

Our forsaking the worship of “the creator” in favor of the worship of “the created” is a cycle as old as man himself. And once again, we have circled back to the religion of our caveman ancestors.

The latest denomination in the church of Paganism is the Global Warming movement or Climate Change movement.

I look on in wonder, as my fellow human beings are sucked into this worldwide hoax. I marvel, in wonder, at the combination of arrogance and ignorance, which leads one to rely on a false doctrine such as that of the Global Warming Movement.

An oligarchy is the rule of the many by the few. That is the brief explanation of oligarchy. The global warming movement, and indeed, the environmental movement fits the classic example of an oligarchy. Someone, somewhere, is pulling the strings, which will lead the people of this planet back into the New Dark Ages.

Why?

Why does man ever wish to control other men? Power. When one dares to peer beneath the surface, and behind the façade, of the Global Warming/Climate Change movement, the latest off-spring of the Environmental Movement, one quickly sees the hand pulling the strings of the puppets who gallivant all over the globe hawking the wares of fear and ignorance.

It is all for control of the masses. It is all for the emplacement of a new feudal system. The overlords of humanity will reign, as they always do, by fear and intimidation. The fear that the world is going to burn up in a blaze of heat only to be overcome by the ocean’s flooding of the coastal regions, where most humans choose to live, wiping out every living thing… is the motivating force.

This is The Gospel of the environmental movement, the environmental religion, and The Church of Global Warming.

Modern man is latching on to the self-proclaimed saviors, as we always have, to save us from the coming disaster. Most never question the validity of the “coming disaster.” Those few of us who do are the infidels.

Count me among the infidels! I still cling to the First Commandment given mankind by the original, and only, God. For those of you not up on the “Old Religion”… it is: “Thou shalt have no other gods before me….”

J. D. Longstreet

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Romney-Palin GOP Ticket in 2012 A Surefire LOSS!

Mitt Romney-Sarah Palin in 2012? You betcha?
by Texas Fred
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Conservative superstar Sarah Palin opened the door yesterday to joining forces with Mitt Romney for a 2012 White House run – a hot ticket that has some Republicans licking their chops at the prospect of unseating President Obama.

“Sounds pretty good,” Palin declared at yesterday’s Tea Party Express rally on the Common when asked about pairing up with the former Bay State governor – giving the idea a big thumbs-up as she left the stage after her headline speech.

Last night, as Palin stopped for cannoli at Mike’s Pastry in the North End, she said she was “serious” about the idea.

“I have a lot of respect for Mitt,” she told the Herald.


Oh dear God! Please wake me up when this nightmare is over! And for the record, I didn’t title this piece, it is the original title from the source.

I am going to say this as plainly, and with as much civility as I can muster; if America is happy with having Barack Hussein Obama as it’s president, if you feel that Obama can’t do enough damage to these United States in a four year term, if you truly believe that America can stand an additional 4 more years added to the current Debacle in Chief’s term of office, just go ahead and let the GOP/RNC run a ticket of Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney in 2012. That will give The Obamanation another 4 years to further take America into the abyss of socialism!

Asked who would be on top of the ticket, Palin roared, “Ha! I haven’t even thought that far ahead yet.”

Well, by golly I have, you betcha I have! And I am pretty well convinced that it doesn’t matter too much who’s on top, it’s a losing ticket no matter HOW you cut it.

RomneyCare is the template for ObamaCare. Is that what we want in the White House? The guy that started the ball rolling towards socialized medicine? RomneyCare is considered to be a failure on many levels, SOURCE, as the ObamaCare package is rapidly proving itself to be.
Romney, a presumptive 2012 Republican presidential contender who recently embarked on a nationwide book tour, has not ruled out an alliance with Palin, the GOP’s 2008 vice presidential candidate.

“Mitt Romney respects Sarah Palin and he appreciates the contributions she makes to the party,” said Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom. “But his immediate focus is on helping Republicans win back the Congress in 2010.”

Personally, I have NO respect for Mitt Romney, I don’t trust the guy. I have serious doubts regarding his conservatism and there’s something else that I can’t quite put a finger on, but I don’t trust him.

Sarah Palin… She is a GREAT cheerleader, but that’s where it ends for me. You see, even in school I didn’t particularly like cheerleaders. I have a real problem with *air heads*, and again, just MY opinion, Sarah Palin is an air head.

She is shrill, she is annoying, she makes nails on a chalk board not seem too terribly bad. Yeah, she drives the libbers crazy, but she’s rapidly losing any credibility she may have had as she alienates Conservatives with her continued allegiance to John McCain.

She is a proven quitter. I don’t care how Pro 2A she is, I don’t care if she knows how to skin a moose and make moose burgers. I’m not planning on getting stranded in the frozen north.
Palin is NOT the Star of the TEA Party as the media insists. At the huge Lone Star TEA Party rally we had on April 15th, her name was NOT mentioned in ANY capacity. She doesn’t resonate with many of us here in Texas. Her political acumen, such as it is, escapes many very deep and committed political thinkers.

I have to admit, Palin does have her useful side, she is great for fund raisers, she can pull ‘em in for some reason. Use her in that capacity but NEVER again let her run as a candidate for the office of President.

Some veteran political observers were intrigued by the notion of the two telegenic former GOP governors on the same ticket.

“They both have a lot they can offer a campaign,” said Douglas Lorenz, a California-based GOP consultant.
A California-based GOP consultant? OK, pay attention, I am only going to say this once; a GOP consultant from California has, in MY opinion, little, if ANY credibility in predicting the person or persons that the average American voter will accept.

The California GOP is NOT a Republican organization, they are a RINO organization. The term Dem Lite comes to mind. These are the people that gave California Arnold Schwarzenegger for crying out loud! Do we want them to be handicapping the nations choice for POTUS?

“I want to tell ’em, ‘Nah, we’ll keep clinging to our Constitution and our guns and religion – and you can keep the change,” Palin said, later adding, “Yeah, let’s drill, baby, drill; not stall, baby, stall – you betcha.”

Think long and hard America, is this the person you want representing America on the world stage? Is this the one we want addressing world leaders? You think some of Obama’s gifts to heads of state were an embarrassment? Palin would be the gift that keeps on giving, and never shuts up!

Long time readers know, I tried to tell people in 2008, McCain and Palin could NOT defeat Obama. I am going on record, right here, right now, and saying, Romney and Palin can’t get the job done either. And even if they did, I’m not convinced we’d be ANY better off. Just because there is an *R* behind their name doesn’t necessarily make them Republican or Conservative.
No more RINOs America! Never again!

Texas Fred

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