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Navy SEAL team likely honored in secret for raid

© 2011 The Associated Press
May 4, 2011, 3:10PM
 

SAN DIEGO — The highly secretive Navy SEAL team that killed Osama bin Laden will likely be honored in the only way such a covert group(yes, so covert the news can report on the secret ceremony) can be: in private with nobody but themselves and their commanders in the know.

Quietly recognizing heroic actions for clandestine operations is not new in the military. Some service members wear war decorations but refuse to talk about how they earned them. Others stash away their medals, either because they’ve been ordered to hide them or they have chosen to for their own security.

And there are those heroes who have never lived to see a medal, their families sworn to secrecy until they were honored posthumously. For the elite few who dropped from the sky into the walled compound in Pakistan, they must carry on without breathing a word about their participation in Sunday’s spectacular raid that eliminated the world’s most-wanted terrorist.

It is a secret that surely must burn in their souls, but military officials say they have no doubt it will be kept. The stakes are too high.

The Navy still hasn’t confirmed its SEALs carried out the much-lauded, 40-minute operation. But privately, Rear Adm. Edward Winters, at Naval Special Warfare Command in California, sent an email (and we know about the email!) congratulating his forces and reminding them to keep quiet because “the fight is not over.”

Winters is the chief of the elite SEAL unit officially known as Naval Special Warfare Development Group, or “DEVGRU,” which is made up of only a few hundred personnel based in Dam Neck, Va. They call themselves “the quiet professionals.” (?)

Team members’ names won’t be released for their personal safety, said Naval Petty Officer 2nd Class John Scorza, a spokesman for the Naval Special Warfare Command.

“I can understand the conundrum that commanders are in about how much can you tell,” said defense analyst Paul Giarra, a retired U.S. naval officer. “Because it’s news that’s good for morale and it also makes it clear to al-Qaida that they’re losing. That’s important. They need to know they’re losing.”

Revealing too much, on the other hand, can give the upper hand to groups like al-Qaida, Giarra said.

Gauging how much to tell is a growing challenge as military special operation groups increasingly work side by side with the intelligence community, like the SEALs and CIA did Sunday.

Read the Article here

I may not be a “stickler” for a lot of things, but I am always a stickler about the Red, White and Blue. I don’t know why, maybe it’s my unfulfilled dream of JROTC, Color Guard, who knows….. O.K. Actually I am a stickler for a lot of things, but suffice it to say I am a HUGE stickler for the way the flag is displayed.

I don’t care how or where, I may not say much but it bugs me when the Eagle is facing the wrong way, when someone wraps the flag around their shoulders like it’s a fashionable shawl, and so on and so on. Have my children and myself included ever dropped a flag by accident, yes we have….. but never in purposeful disrespect. With that said….. I won’t get into the obnoxiousness dealing with Hu Jintao’s visit to the United States, the Hollywood gala the Obama’s threw on his behalf and on Jintao’s “dollar” ….

I want to focus on the Flag. Old Glory, The Red White and Blue, The Stars and Stripes….

Historically the flag is the last hope in a war or battle situation….When the flag falls, a nation falls. It’s a common and old tradition that is not exclusive of the United States. We’ve based children’s games based on the “capture” of a flag.

Flags are an honored symbol, it is a marker that speaks volumes when we are too far from the “leader”….Banners tell a story and relay a message from afar and from near.

In Sun Tzu’s Art of War, “On the field of battle, the spoken word does not carry far enough: hence the institution of gongs and drums. Nor can ordinary objects be seen clearly enough: hence the institution of banners and flags. Gongs and drums, banners and flags, are means whereby the ears and eyes of the host may be focused on one particular point.” (thanks Ken)

The message flags relay is so important in fact, that some countries have not changed their flag in ages. The Danish flag has kept it’s design for close to 800 years.

So important is the symbolism that in the game of life, when you give up or lose your flag, you have given up your identity to whomever has. You cease to be of yourself, you now belong to the “other team”.

Side note: Recently I became a Cub Scout Den Leader. This has been one of the greatest and most fun roles I have ever played in my life. In my preparation for that role, I did a lot of research on flag ceremonies (remember, I’m a stickler?)…. I had to be the “expert” because 8-9 yr old boys are counting on their Den Leader.

I went bought this book that the Boy Scouts of America published… Don’t just take their word for it however, you can find this all over the net.

Boy Scouts of America 2001

“The flag of the United State of America should be at the CENTER and at the HIGHEST point of the group when several flags of states or localities or pennants of societies are grouped and displayed from staffs.”

Wrong

I was not at Washington Avenue, I was not there, but if this is IN FACT what was displayed along the avenue…then this is a blatant disgrace and disrespect. Is Obama responsible for this? No. He didn’t go and post the flags on his own, I get it.

But let me ask, is there not one thinking individual in ALL of Washington, D.C. who can bother to look United States Flag protocol up in a book? Are the D.C. idiots really that stupid?

I don’t like to point the finger and use “you”…but in this case I’m pretty upset….

Do YOU people think that China doesn’t “notice” these things? Believe me, they of ALL people do…it is inbred into the CULTURE. Folks, when are most of us and most of everyone else going to get their heads out of the sand and wake up? DO WE NOT CARE?

Whoever put these flags up knew EXACTLY what they were doing….you don’t walk up to a pole with two United States flags and ONE Chinese flag and not know how you are going to arrange them.

Call it what you want, but in my PERSONAL opinion, Barack Obama et. al. have officially tucked each of our noses up Jintao’s big red behind.

Have we figuratively GIVEN UP OUR FLAG and therefore our identity? Perhaps we lost our identity so long ago that we don’t even bother to notice anymore when the proof slaps us in the face. Or do we keep on playing dumb and allow morons in D.C. put up our banner in the wrong way?

I guarantee if a Scout Troop or Cub Scout Pack would have been called, we would not be having this conversation.

When I started this blog back in April, Gov. Rick Perry had declared April the Abortion Recovery/Awareness Month here in the Great State of Texas.

“Ending a pregnancy through abortion interrupts the natural birth process and creates significant trauma and stress for those involved in the pregnancy. An abortion is a tragic ending, not only because of the loss of a life, but also because of the physical and psychological trauma caused by the procedure itself.” ~ Governor Rick Perry of Texas.

Truer words have never been spoken by him or many of others for that matter.

Fact is abortion is a very heavily weighted issue and one could argue for and against it for months. I’m going to lay it out. I am pro-life. What does that mean? Well let me first explain that there are different “levels” of pro/against abortion. Let’s see if i can do a quick explanation. On the spectrum starting from pro-life, to pro-abortion.

Your LABEL WHERE YOU MIGHT STAND DESCRIPTION
Pro-Life, Anti-Abortion Level 1: Abortion NOT  O.K. EVER (in cases where abortion is CLEARLY MEDICALLY NECESSARY) -under no circumstances shall abortion be performed.
Pro-Life, Anti-Abortion Level 2: Some Abortion is O.K. -Abortion if a. endangers life of mother.   b. rape  c. incest
Pro-Abortion, Pro-Death, Pro-Pro-Killing, or Pro-Choice,
Women’s choice, Right to Reproductive Health, etc…
Level 3 : it isn’t a baby it is a fetus, or maybe just tissue, “ball of cells”. -Kill it up to the first trimester or 12 weeks from conception.-Abortion pill RU-486 is ok.-Abortion is a method of birth-control (much like a condom or diaphragm.)
Pro-Abortion, Pro-Death, Pro-Pro-Killing, or Pro-Choice, Women’s choice, Right to Reproductive Health, etc… Level 4 : it doesn’t matter what the thing is, baby or fetus. -Kill the baby at any stage of pregnancy. If the baby is in third trimester, Induce labor and leave baby to die. (Obama supports this type of killing)

There you go.  For a while now,  I have been a recovering Level 2 pro-lifer and have moved up the scale to a Level 1 pro-lifer.

I realize many people who are fine individuals sit at level 2 thinking that they are doing what is best for a mother, and up until recently I did the same. However, after doing some research, I realized that perhaps I had really fallen victim to the sick lies that the left/democrats/feminists movements had put out in order to make abortion legal in the first place.

This is not a story about Margaret Sanger’s history within the abortion movement but it is a story about the particular lies that abortion movement created to appeal to conservatives like you in order to get you to BELIEVE that to a slight degree, YOU TOO AGREE with the left.

Lets look at the criteria here: You AGREE with Abortion IF:

It a) endangers life of mother – The fact is that women still sometimes to die in childbirth, yes. However not nearly as many die as you would think. And very few women who actually do die from pregnancy die from complications AFTER delivery. Hemorrhage, obstructive labor, infection are the main causes. These symptomatic deaths are not deaths that can be predicted EARLY in the pregnancy -which defeats the idea that we are trying to “prevent” death of the mother by killing the baby.

FACT:About 529,000 women die worldwide every year during pregnancy, childbirth or the immediate postpartum. This is .4% of all pregnancies. The rate in the United States is much lower and it is less than 1% in the developed countries(all inclusive) according to world-wide reports.  On another note: Hillary Clinton and the left wing agenda would have you believe that the public health-care option will take care of all this?

Educate yourself. WHO defines “A maternal death is defined as the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management but not from accidental or incidental causes.”

According to the table on page 34 of the Maternal Mortality Report 2005 – The United States Maternal Mortality rate is at 11 deaths per 100,000, only three more deaths than occur in the UK that same year the research was compiled!

As you can deduce, the myth that abortion should remain legal in order to save a woman’s life because of pregnancy complications is not a theory that holds water and therefore should consider your stance on when abortion should be legalized.

Take time to review this article where “The researchers found that compared to women who carried to term, women who aborted in the year prior to their deaths were 60 percent more likely to die of natural causes, seven times more likely to die of suicide, four times more likely to die of injuries related to accidents, and 14 times more likely to die from homicide. Researchers believe the higher rate of deaths related to accidents and homicide may be linked to higher rates of suicidal or risk-taking behavior.”  Abortion Nearly Four Times Deadlier Than Childbirth

You AGREE with Abortion IF:

b) rape and c) incest – These two may as well get bundled together for simplicity in writing sake. Incest is usually rape(although not always). This is perhaps the one that I’ve had the most trouble justifying as a reason for allowing abortions. I did some research and found a report by Elliot Institute.

Studies showed.

In our survey of women who became pregnant as a result of rape or incest, many women who underwent abortions indicated that they felt pressured or were strongly directed by family members or health care workers to have abortions. The abortion came about not because of the woman’s desire to abort but as a response to the suggestions or demands of others. In many cases, resources such as health workers, counselors and others who are normally there to help women after sexual assault pushed for abortion.

The study also terms abortions as a type of “medical rape”. Victims of rape or incest  often the describe the abortion procedure in this way.

“I soon discovered that the aftermath of my abortion continued a long time after the memory of my rape had faded. I felt empty and horrible. Nobody told me about the pain I would feel deep within causing nightmares and deep depressions. They had all told me that after the abortion I could continue my life as if nothing had happened.”

“Continue my life as if nothing had happened”? – Trauma, be it physical rape or medical, rape is a “procedure” that can not be forgotten.  I challenge any woman who has gone thru a pap smear to tell me she does not remember her last one or the sensations associated with it.

The Feminist Movement in its goal to make abortions legal,  needed a good argument on its side and it needed to convince a great amount of “good” people that its abortion cause was benevolent.  But then again, what movement doesn’t try to advance itself in that fashion? Even malevolent and nefarious movements can conjure a positive argument to further their cause.

Questions and Leftist Arguments

Life begins…?

One of the first arguments, while it had already been established, was that life did not really begin at conception. Life began after the baby was born and took its first breath outside of the womb. While courts, congress, science and theology are in agreement that life begins at conception – this is still an argument – albeit a weak attempt. When this argument is made, you as a pro-lifer should quickly shut it down.

At a recent Senate hearing “A prominent physician points out that at these Senate hearings, “Pro-abortionists, though invited to do so, failed to produce even a single expert witness who would specifically testify that life begins at any point other than conception or implantation. Only one witness said no one can tell when life begins.”

Roe vs. Wade…?

Many on the left will argue that Roe vs. Wade set the standard and tone FOR abortion.  Did the 1973 SCOTUS decision really put its seal of approval on abortion? Not exactly, the ruling was more about a woman’s “right to privacy” rather than the seal of approval on abortion or a decision on whether life begins at conception or at a point further along.  As a conservative, we should not play to the left’s argument that because Roe vs. Wade stood, it means that life has been determined. We could have solved the undefined issue of privacy by debating whether women should be allowed to “wear” tramp stamps, had tattoos been illegal in the 1970’s.

Another interesting tidbit on “Jane Roe” is that she did later take time to declare how she had “converted to pro-life” and regretted her decision to abort. Anyone who chooses to do more research on her will find it interesting that On July 22, 1995, Norma McCorvey (jane roe) became a born-again Christian and a pro-lifer…

Norma McCorvey also initially claimed that her desire to abort was due to rape, however later court documents and her own statements later acknowledged that she had lied about being raped.

Norma also had 3 children and NEVER had an actual ABORTION. Her own affidavit also states how her abortion suit was greatly manipulated and had spun out of control to the point that it basically took a life of its own beyond her. In other words, she was used. Read her legal and publicly filed affidavit here.

“Abortion”, to me, meant “going back” to the condition of not being pregnant. I never looked the word up in the dictionary until after I had already signed the affidavit. I was very naive. For their part, my lawyers lied to me about the nature of abortion. Weddington convinced me that “It’s just a piece of tissue. You just missed your period.” I didn’t know during the Roe v. Wade case that the life of a human being was terminated.” – McCorvey (Jane Roe)

Save Mother’s life…?

The next argument is that in order to save lives, abortions must be legal. Everyday a woman’s life is in danger and therefore abortions should be legal. FACT is most women don’t know their life is in danger well after the first 3months of pregnancy. At that point most women choose not to have an abortion. Americans perform an average of 3,700 abortions a DAY…and only 6% of those are because of the health of baby or mother. Side note: Abortions are also not reported as the amount of total “deaths” when calculating world death statistics. When the CDC or WHO reports death rates and they fail to include abortion rates, it really skews the numbers as to how many “lives” we really do eliminate yearly.

I believe feminists twisted this argument. Point to ponder, are they really saying “save the life of of a woman“(not a mother) from infection or complications resulting from a back alley abortion.  It was not about saving mothers, it was about saving women who wanted abortions. We saving mothers by providing good pre/during and post pregnancy care. (reference the Maternal Mortality Report)

Rape and Incest…?

So we must “legalize” abortions because to rape and incest really are an epidemic. Fact is  only 1% of the abortions performed are for that reason. The article referenced earlier: Most women who are victims of rape and incest are not seeking abortions and those that do, have a much more difficult time with the abortion than they would have with the pregnancy. Of course, the left would try to convince you through argument that abortions are a NECESSARY evil to overcome the “apparent” outbreak of pregnancies resulting from rape and incest.

Is abortion REALLY necessary to the degree that the left will argue? When we have the left clamoring for the “legality”, freedom and in consequence of the abortion right, do we also need a portion of the “conservative” population agreeing to their subtle play on words and reasons?

Decide today if you will be part of the impetus that keeps abortions legal at the federal level and to a degree eventually paid for by our tax dollars.

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Update: Someone mentioned how the legality of abortion is a blessing because some pregnancies are indeed unsafe. Certainly, in the course of this blog, I am not discounting the fact that some pregnancies do require “medical abortions” – (as in the case of an ectopic pregnancy or pregnancies that were WANTED) CLEAR danger to the mother is certainly a reason to perform an  “abortion”but as the reports show, these are small percentages.

 So here is the issue….

Atlantic Wire:

Two major conservative groups are sitting out the year’s most important conference for their ideological allies–attendance is a near-requirement for GOP presidential contenders–because a gay Republican organization has been invited. Concerned Women for America and the Family Research Council are refusing to attend the Conservative Political Action Conference because GOProud will be there, indicating a “movement away from conservative principles,”

WND reported:

 “We’ve been very involved in CPAC for over a decade and have managed a couple of popular sessions. However, we will no longer be involved with CPAC because of the organization’s financial mismanagement and movement away from conservative principles,” said Tom McClusky, senior vice president for FRC Action.

“By bringing in GOProud, CPAC was effectively saying moral opposition to homosexuality is no longer welcome in the conservative movement,” said LaBarbera. “Would CPAC bring in an organization specifically devoted to promoting abortion and pretend it’s conservative?” LaBarbera has formerly participated in CPAC, but said he may protest the conference this year.

Jenny Erickson  blog post at cafemom:

Conservatives are not a bunch of old white guys. Contrary to popular belief, the Republican Party is very diverse, and encompasses many groups not typically associated with the GOP. Take me for example: As a blonde twenty-something Californian, I should be a Democrat.

GOProud is another break in the conservative stereotype. Its website states that the group members are “conservatives who believe in limited government, individual liberty, free markets, a strong national defense and a confident foreign policy.” That’s standard Republican stuff, but what makes GOProud so interesting is that they represent gay conservatives and their allies.

Yes, gay conservatives actually exist. And we need them. “Moral issue” groups like World Net Daily (WND) and the Family Research Council (FRC) are shooting the GOP in the foot by refusing to attend CPAC because there will be someone else there that they don’t agree with on every issue. The number-one issue at the moment is reducing the overreach of government into our personal lives. If we don’t stop bleeding money, we’re going to cease to exist as a prosperous nation, and whether or not gay marriage should be legalized will be the least of our problems.

 

Where am I going with all this? Background: As a former middle school Language Arts teacher, my purpose was to not only correct grammar and spelling, which by the way I happen to be very lazy at…but also to teach my students to form cohesive thoughts on paper.  Let’s just say, “stay on topic” and “consistency”.

The problem with CPAC and the whole “conservative/republican” movement is that we haven’t come to an agreement as to where that consistency lies.

I took time to bold and underline words on the snippets of articles. There is a purpose there.

Should we care about CPAC and weather WND wants to attend or not, is GOPROUD peeved because the bigoted finger is being pointed at them? The teacher in me doesn’t care, I just want to take my red pen and mark up this middle schoolers paper.  (Don’t misunderstand, the writers are better writers than I am….I am referring to the “figurative” middle schoolers paper.)

Here is my point….

As a teacher….

I can’t say i have an opinion one way or the other. I believe Ericson makes an excellent point in that it is about unification and not separation. But before we can have unification(continuity), we need to understand the separation(or grammatical mistakes).

Democrats have been able to put aside grammatical mistakes for the greater (or worse) good.

We need only look at the National Organization of Women (NOW) and how they allow themselves to be demeaned by male  left counterparts all for the furthering of “an agenda”.  

My observation in reading through the CPAC “about” and “principals” pages is that on the about page CPAC states they stand for “traditional values” but on the principals page, it really makes no mention of which specific values(i.e. gay marriage or homosexuality)…which leaves the “conservative individual” and the “republican individual” to make those judgements on his/her own. In which case, disagreements are sure to ensue.

Furthermore, is there a difference between the groups? uhh…. Yes, Republicans, Conservatives, and Libertarians are NOT all the same. (this is where I mark up in red)

I think we clearly understand that WND, Family Research Council, and GOPROUD are hardly the same. Seriously, if I had to put a label… GOPROUD is more “libertarian” leaning and not “conservative” in the full sense of the word…

Let us agree that “Republican” does not make for a “Conservative” when the Republican is dealing ONLY in matters of economic policy.  The GOP does not always equate Conservative either.

<figuratively> Should “WE” put aside the label of democrat, liberal, marxist, feminist, etc… and just play to the all-encompassing “progressive” label to move “our” cause forward….(just like the democrats have done? Do we let ourselves be smeared just like NOW has done?)

This is the question that those as Conservatives, those as Republicans and those as Libertarians have not sat down and answered. At one point, will WE (regardless of our name tag) have to round-table and agree to do the exact same thing which the left has been doing to achieve that “greater good”.  The greater good being perhaps that we want to maintain our country as we know it. (What that means is another story)

CPAC may be the place to get it done. Perhaps it is CPAC who needs to make some grammatical corrections? Seriously.

CPAC = Conservative Political Action Conference    aka    American Conservative Union

Is CPAC a Conservative organization? Or is it a Republican organization?

 

As a conservative, I will say that what makes US Conservatives, “conservative” is exactly the idea that we don’t compromise or water down our conservative “values” and that is why we have this CPAC strife.  We have not had the round table as to whether we put aside our differences for that “greater good.”   

Getting some continuity in our writing may help. Let’s not use the labels interchangebly…conservative is a conservative, libertarian is a libertarian, and republican is a republican. 

CPAC calls itself Conservative… CPAC must decide if it REALLY stands for Conservative values and makes them clear….

or….

The groups decide that they will put aside the labels for that greater good.

Facebook “chat” this morning on McDonalds toys….
 
  • Original Post:
  • So this morning before school, my kids were watching TV while we got ready and there it was… A McDonald’s commercial announcing the newest toy (a bakugan). My boys are very into that Bakugan stuff and then it came… “moooommm, can we go to McDonald’s today?” I want that toy. I said, wait for it, wait for it. “NO”.
  • Friend #2  I can’t even remember the last time I took my kids to McDonalds.
  • Original Poster :Well, with all that hype about suing MD over kids’ obesity is just rediculous! We are fat because of the food we put in our mouths not because of the food people sell.
  • Friend #2 :Take responsibility for what you eat and do??? Too hard, easier to just blame others for “my” stupidity. Everyone demands choice and then blame others when they choose wrong.
  • Original Poster:  That’s right. The government will continue to dip into our freedoms because we can’t take responsibility for ourselves and the rest of us will have to fight to keep our civil liberties.
  • Jessi Bradshaw : you know, i don’t have a problem with the toy except that the cost of the meal to get the toy is not worth it. I get more food by not getting the toy…so my response is.. “are you eating the toy or the food?”. That usually gets them. Plus… those toy are so generic.
    Anyway….I will spare your page my rant on the “political” side of the issue, Merry Christmas! 🙂 😉
  • Friend #2:  Wow, when you think about it they have covered it all, from health insurance down to plastic free toys! I’m sorry, but I would rather hear about other issues like hmm, jobs, the war on terror, national debt, national security…plastic toys? Whats next? Are they going to dictate what toilet paper I ….
  • Jessi Bradshaw : ok, i promise not to go into a full on rant. Mary, you are absolutely right-they are coving the bases but there is more. my issue, in plain words is this, i agree with both of you and most of this population, that ppl should choose and are …directly responsible for what they CHOOSE to put in their mouths. If it makes one fat, then one has the responsibility to either stop or exercise.
    But more importantly than the obesity factor, and i think its where “original poster” mentions “civil liberties”…
    Lets look at it this way. the FED(local, state,whatever) GOVT feels they can go INTO a PRIVATE business to DICTATE what that biz can or cant do. Thereof, affecting the consumer choice. Again, a PRIVATE biz. (in this case, no toys, hooters is next on the too do list, if u havent heard)
    (slowly but surely) Recently, DHS decides that it is now time to enter into Walmart(private biz) and start preaching from the tv monitors on what we should or should not be on the “look out” for? Wait a minute, i am at a private biz, shopping for my PERSONAL needs but DHS can start preaching to me? Does this not infuriate people? When should we expect these govt messages at the movie theaters, restaurants, amusement parks?
    So if that isn’t creepy enough.Lets look at the hypocritical. I obesity is a national security issue. Then why is intoxication not one? Why is the FED govt NOT going into bars and nightclubs enforcing sobriety “laws” or anti-smoking laws? Why are they hell bent on legislating for the kids?
 

Now, why is this not JUST about McDonalds “toys”.

From the  San Bruno Patch:  “The NOW chapter filed a complaint (today) Thursday with the San Bruno Police Department accusing the Hooters restaurant here, along with several others in the state, of exposing minors to sexual entertainment and that the restaurant should be forced to comply with local adult entertainment regulations.”

For those who are geographically challenged… San Bruno, CA is minutes away from Market Street… the site of the famous San Fransico Pride Celebration Parade (aka: Gay Parade)

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map of South San Fran.

Minutes away!

So let’s think RATIONALLY about this.
1. Liberal organizations (yes, the current govt is a liberal organization)are hell bent on making sure those pesky toys contributing to a national security emergency be removed from “Happy Meals”! Enter Big Brother into private business establishment to dictate what is acceptable or not.

2. NWO files complaint stating that Hooters contributes to exposure of “sexual entertainment” to minors.

3. We are MINUTES FROM THE CASTRO, SITE OF THE FAMOUS GAY PARADE WHERE countless gay men and women parade in the BUFF in front of minors every year!!! (I lived in the Bay Area, believe me I’ve been sickened first hand).

“Funny story”, our first day in San Jose, clueless, we happened to turn on the tv precicely at the moment a 70 year old man flashed the camera with his wrinkled jewels. Yeah, we didn’t know the parade was being broadcast on network t.v. semi-uncensored…

Back to the story…. Look at the pics below…they are not doctored and they are some of the more tame ones.

Gay dudes who work out and don't eat at McDonald's because fries are too fatty.

Eyes Burn....Yeah, no exposure to overt sexuality at this parade. Idiot "parents"!

 

Yeah, no exposure to overt sexuality at this parade. Idiot "parents"!

 

At what point is the liberal agenda going to look at itself and it own OVERT HYPOCRICY? Never, so get used to it. 

It is time to start thinking big picture. No need to blame McDonalds for our fat butts. McDonald’s is only a small problem of our obesity “issue”.. or shall we forget that back in the 80’s it was the FDA that declared HYDROGENATED OILS supperior to palm based and animal based oils only to do an about face 20 years later? McDonalds complied and we got fatter fries.
So back to “enter big big brother”… They barge into McDonalds for a third time, tell them to remove toys….blah blah.
Enter NOW, ready to file complaints with Hooters while only minutes away June next year, the NOW wont be thinking about the welfare of minors and their over exposure to sexuality.

So what does this have to to with McDonalds toys?

1. Allow the targeting of ONE private restaurant (McDonald’s)… you allow the targeting of other private restaurants for other BOGUS reasons(Hooters).
 
2. Target private restaurants, you allow the targeting of OTHER PRIVATE establishments for BOGUS reasons. (Who’s Next? Coffee Shops, Movie Theaters?)
 
3. Once targeting any and all PRIVATE business becomes the norm…..the door is open and there is no such thing as “REAL PRIVATE BUSINESS”….. (what are we calling that now days? National Socialism?)
 
(For now the DHS and Walmart are “collaborating” in this “joint effort” ..but maybe eventually they will have more to say…maybe dictate the toilet paper isle.)
 
I hope you get the picture.
Now go wash your mind’s eye and stare at some Thomas Kinkade for a few minutes.

Dec 14, 2010. The place Panama City, Florida – school board meeting. Enter: Clay Duke , 56. Husband, and “gentle giant”, aggravated stalker, previous gunman, and depressed individual. Fired 14 rounds at school board members, was shot and then shot himself.

Angry at his wife’s firing from her job, he went to avenge her.  Now the world was rid of a psychopath but ended up with an unemployed widow. Either way we we are screwed and more importantly so is his wife.

On a more serious note, feel free to watch the video, the more graphic part is not at the end of this video you have to play part 2.

I would like to do a play by play just to make a point. As you watch, notice how people just ran out of that room scared out of their wits and as fast as they could because of one “idiot’s” possession of a gun. Scary for sure!

> At :21 seconds Clay spray paints the “V for Vendeta” on wall as people STARE.

> At :30 seconds these people who came to listen to the school board meeting, after having been granted permission by Clay, either engage in fight or engage in flight… mostly flight with some freezing and definitely some begging.

> At 1:00 Ginger Littleton comes bravely at Duke with her PURSE but seems to faint after her attempt fails. Notice everyone else that didn’t leave is still in FREEZE mode.

> At 3:29 the school safety officer, Mike Jones, arrives but refrains from causing any more panic(thankfully). Hooray! No Mall Cop Tactics!

> At 5:57 Clay fires.

Part 2:

News Report (extra)

Should we feel sympathy towards Clay Duke because of his depression, the effects of a failing economy on his family, his lack of healthcare benefits? I don’t really want to argue what you think you should feel.

What I will say is that what I noticed here was the way these people reacted when they were allowed to leave. They probably felt they made it out alive by the skin of their teeth and the last bit of mercy or sanity Clay Duke happened to muster to allow them all to go. (that was a mouthful) You get my point.

Think about it, this guy is dead, partly because a (nice guy) security guard was hanging around just keeping an eye open and a finger on the trigger.  Yeah,he happened to have a gun on him – thank God! (yes, I said, “GOD”)

So lets put it this way again, the current Federal Government would like to do away with the fifth amendment(did I say fifth? Wait that is another abuse of power amendment, I MEANT 2nd!) Back to my point, do away with guns because potentially there are enough psychopaths out there who could be pointing those guns at us and we need to make sure they cannot become armed. Yeah. That’s it!

Imagine that! Yes, the idea that only police officers or the government(employees) be the ones allowed to carrying guns puts me at ease.

No, it actually it should scare you to death. Just like Clay Duke scared those people and had them at HIS MERCY, yes, the government can do that to you too when it is only they with the power to carry a gun. 

Luckily we will have our purses and man-bags to defend ourselves.

 

No freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms. 
         —Thomas Jefferson: Draft Virginia Constitution, 1776.

 

They that can give up essential liberty to – little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
         —Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759.

 

Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. – Mao Tse Tung

Yes, the new $100 bill had an oops! moment. As CNBC reported:

The defective bills—which could number into the tens of millions, potentially representing billions of dollars in face value—will have to be shredded. American taxpayers have already spent an enormous amount of money to print the bills.

According to a person familiar with the matter, the bills are the most costly ever produced, with a per-note cost of about 12 cents—twice the cost of a conventional bill.

That means the government spent about $120 million to produce bills it can’t use. On top of that, it is not yet clear how much more it will cost to sort the existing horde of hundred dollar bills

and yahoo reported

“The flawed bills, which cost around $120 million to print, will have to be burned.”

 

Leave it to the federal government to spend money to print money and then spend that money again to burn that money before spending more money to print that money again!

Burn Baby Burn!

 

 

As yahoo news reported here  and CNBC here

Translation

According to this report:

Seven Mexican Cartels have extended and based operations within 230 United States and Canadian Cities.  To what degree? To the degree that they now actually hold “office space” in these cities!!

In addition, their commercial enterprises extend into 17 North and South American Countries, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Barrio Azteca is of particular worry to the United states since it has become the primary bi-national criminal group within the country. The United States calls Barrio Azteca a “criminal insurgent” as revealed in the study “Bandas, Carteles, y Seguridad Nacional de los EU” or in English: “Gangs, Cartels, and National Security in the United States.”.

This report was deliverd by US Authorities to Mexian Senators who are related and work within the boundaries of Security & Justice.  It was to demonstrate part of the data that leads the US political powers that be to consider drug trafficing the PRINCIPAL threat to national security.

A copy was provided to Excélsior (Mexican Newspaper), and the document states that the US has fallen short in its attempt at combating the organized crime within the US territory. As well, the US cooperation with the rest of the “friend” nations who suffer from this problem has been lacking. “The US needs to foucs on cleaning is own house”  the report states.

The US needs to help in providing and supporting more efective anti drug cartel operations, provide an efective reduction on it’s use of drugs, and fight agains the culture of joining drug gangs and cartels, particularly among its school aged children.

Overcoming the cartels and assuring a secure future in these countries means dismanteling the infrastructure  and controlling them until they become of less impact to levels where they can be manged by local authorities.

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MÉXICO, DF.- El poder de los siete cárteles de la droga que operan en México se extendió a tal grado que ahora cuentan con oficinas en 230 ciudades de Canadá y Estados Unidos, amén de que tienen presencia comercial en 17 naciones de América, Europa, Asia y África, lo cual tiene en alerta a las autoridades de Estados Unidos.
Sin embargo, es el avance del Barrio Azteca lo que preocupa más al gobierno del vecino país del norte, pues se ha convertido en el primer grupo criminal binacional cuyo crecimiento lo comienza a convertir en “insurgencia criminal”.
Así lo revela el estudio Bandas, Cárteles y Seguridad Nacional de Estados Unidos, entregado por autoridades de Estados Unidos a senadores mexicanos relacionados con los temas de seguridad y justicia, para mostrar parte de los datos que llevan a integrantes de los poderes políticos de Estados Unidos a considerar al narcotráfico como la principal amenaza para su seguridad nacional.
En el documento, cuya copia en español fue proporcionada a Excélsior, destaca que Estados Unidos se ha quedado corto en su trabajo de combate al crimen organizado dentro de su territorio, pero también en su cooperación con el resto de naciones “amigas” que sufren este grave problema. “Los Estados Unidos deberían enfocarse en limpiar su propia casa.
Estados Unidos debería apoyar operaciones más efectivas en contra de los carteles, además de una efectiva reducción en el uso de drogas, además de luchar en contra de la influencia de la cultura de las bandas particularmente en los jóvenes en las escuelas.
“Ganarle a los carteles y asegurar la seguridad en el futuro en los países, significa desmantelar sus redes y manejarlos hasta que estos se conviertan de poco impacto en niveles que puedan ser manejados por las autoridades locales”, destaca

Imagen de Zacatecas – El País – El narco mexicano llega a 230 ciudades de EU.

A statement released by Congressman weasel Solomon Ortiz if chock full of in your face statements touting the continuing monies that will go to Mexico long after we manage to fix anything in regards to the border, security, drug cartels, etc.

Here is the email i sent out to friends. Feel free to copy and paste to your friends.

Friends,

I received a forwarded email from a friend, and have  highlighted the particular comments to this statement that our Congressman Ortiz of Tx D-27 has made. I believe that it is probably fairly standard copy and other congress/senate members probably released similar responses. Please make note of the highlighted areas. The italic comments are my personal comments. The repercussions of this ‘next initiative’ will be felt across the country, not just locally so please feel free to pass it along to other concerned voters and your candidates running for office.
________________________ 

STATEMENT

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Contact: Jose Borjon, (202) 225-7742 or (202) 579-2403

ORTIZ RELEASES STATEMENT FOLLOWING PRESIDENT CALDERON’S ADDRESS TO A JOINT SESSION OF CONGRESS

To watch President Calderon’s address to a joint session of Congress, click here.

WASHINGTON–U.S. Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz (D-Texas) today released the following statement after the President of Mexico, Felipe Calderon Hinojosa, addressed a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill:

“This morning, President Calderon addressed Members of Congress – of both the House and the Senate – and shared concerns of Mexico’s current state of affairs. During President Calderon’s address to Congress, he spoke about the violence along the U.S.-Mexico border, the war on organized criminal activity, the country’s economic state, the dynamics of trade between both countries, current immigration policies in the United States and the strong ties Mexico and the United States have.

“I stand by President Calderon as we work to better the social and economic interests of Mexico and the United States. During his address today, President Calderon said he wants North America to be one of the strongest and most prosperous regions of the world. I too share that vision and goal. “In December 2009, Congressman Luis Gutierrez and I introduced a comprehensive immigration reform plan that is a step in the right direction for this country. (yes, mr. Ortiz, you introduced it, but you fail to mention you had absolutely ZERO part in actually DRAFTING the legislation)

(notice we are now a COLLECTIVE ‘North America’ and not only the United States)

“Through this bill we would ensure our borders are safe and secure while making certain millions of people who live in this country (illegally) have access to a path to residency and citizenship.

“Undocumented immigrants currently living in this country would have to register with the government, pay all taxes, pay a $500 fine, submit to thorough criminal and security background checks, learn English and U.S. civics to be considered for a six year conditional visa. After the six year period, those people living here with a visa are eligible to apply for residency. This bill would allow millions of people living in this country the right to integrate into this society. (the right? And these ideas do not specify who pays for the the english, civics lessons. the fine of $500 is a light penalty when you take into consideration the tax burden this implementaion will put upon the American tax payers as well as MORE bloated government!)

“We need a system that is tough on enforcement, fair to taxpayers, and our workforce. A new system that ends exploitation and abuses that are everywhere in our current system and I know this plan does that.

“This year marks the final year of the three-year Merida Initiative, and the U.S. Congress and President Obama’s administration are working closely, together with counterparts in Mexico, to develop the next phase of assistance. (see below for the numbers on the Merida Initiative)

“As I have emphasized, the new assistance package to Mexico must encompass investments in four critical areas: 1) assistance to help Mexico continue to disrupt the organizational capacity of the drug cartels; 2) efforts to strengthen Mexico’s institutional capacity to enforce the rule of law, particularly with respect to the judicial process; 3) investments in 21st century technologies and initiatives at our ports of entry that strengthen security while supporting vibrant cross-border trade and commerce and; 4) investments in social and economic development initiatives for local communities ravaged by violence and efforts to curb drug demand. (notice #1 and #2 are top and they all involve passing money along to mexico-AGAIN)

“I am committed to these causes and reiterate my support to President Calderon, his administration and the people of Mexico.”

 
end
 
FYI:
Merida Inititative http://www.state.gov/p/inl/rls/fs/122397.htm Congress approved:
In 2008, $400 million for Mexico and $65 million for Central America, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti.
In 2009, $300 million for Mexico and $110 million for Central America, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti.
In 2010, $450 million for Mexico and $100 million for Central America…
 
$1.15 Billion to Mexico
$274 million to Central America.
Thus Far with more to come.
 
Please forward.
 
 
Jessica Puente- Bradshaw
 
Ran 2010 U.S. Congress Candidate Tx Dist-27
texansforjessica.com
twitter.com/jpbradshaw2010
Facebook : http://bit.ly/FOLFJ
 
 
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Clearly stated, money will continue to roll into Mexico in the form of “benevolent” donations courtesy of the American Taxpayer. Thes donations that are supposed to stop the drug trafficing and illegal immigration. Right. 
  
OH PLEASE, MR CALDERON. You know very well you make more money off the illegals working in the United States than you make off the people working in your own country. Of course, if you play the poor us game, not only do the remittances come in ( the #2 MONEY ECONOMY OF MEXICO – second only to OIL INDUSTRY!) but you also get cash roll-in from the USA for drug war you are supposedly trying to stop.
 
fyi: twitter @felipecalderonH

We still have rights as States so we must fight as States…..that is our next step.

What do we do now?

1. call your attny general’s office and ask

  • what is the attnys plan AGAINST this HC bill?
  • will it be a lawsuit or a constitutinal amendment?
  • if it is a lawsuit: when will it be filed?
  • if it is an amendment: when is the legislature in session to start moving it forward?

2. call your Governor’s office

  • leave him your comments
  • tell him you want somehing to happen via AG or Legsistation

3. call your legislator and all other legislators

  • inform that you do not want this heavy handed instrusion of the FED govt witin the state
    They must respect the Constitution and the Bill of Rights….you have the 10th amendment and they must respect it!

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Do not call once, call often. Let them know that we are watching our states too! Stay on top of what is happening and post it on your FB or Twitter….let us know what you find out.


Remeber, we are not looking to turn a system upside down!!! 
We want coverage for those that need it, but we do not need

1. the FED dictating us at the state level or taking OUR hard earned money to then divy it out.
2. we did not want this intrusion which was clearly gained by corruption methods and arm twisting.
3. payoffs and bribes affect our states and the benefits….we will not pay our money to pay off the districts that took the bribes.
4. their bribes add to the deficit and we will be paying higher taxes to cover these bribes, before it even gets to this new “entitlement” coffer
If you are a person of Faith, please continue to pray…..for strength, faith, and guidance.

Continue the fight!

—- update—

List of all attn generals

 http://www.americanvoice.com/attorneypoliticians.aspx

 International Christian Concern (ICC) is reporting that a major effort is underway by Muslim countries (OIC) Organisation of the Islamic Conference)  to pass a UN resolution which they say would lead to persecution of Christian minorities.

At what point do countries REFUSE to submit to these WORLD Regulations?  I don’t know about other countries, but it seems to me that many citizens of the United States of America, including some of those that have thru illegal means arrived to our great nation have what I would like to describe as the independent gene: the innate desire to succeed and LIVE with little to no involvement from the government. 

Americans, usually characterized as hard-working, independent, self-sufficient, fighting, determined,  and just (to name a few) are having these personal beliefs and ways of thinking challenged not only by a federal government but apparently now also a  global arm –  of the totalitarian kind.

Certainly, as we add generations to the population rolls, I my guess is that for every singular, lazy, socialistic, government dependant person added, human nature counters that by ADDING and nurturing a hard working, entrepreneurial, capitalistic, self-sufficient American – whether he be of recently immigrant parents or from the more established type.  (Perhaps this is wishful thinking on my part)

Anyway, I digress, yet again.

My experience is that, among the people I know. Libertarian, Conservatives, Democrats, Republicans, Independents or Moderates….if American…the same ideals really truly apply.  The basic “American” ideals of  “working, independent, self-sufficient, fighting, determined” still apply.  YES, REALLY.

Notice I didn’t mention the Socialist Democrats or Communists (hell-bent on CHANGING the American philosophy).

Many times, political beliefs have very little to do with the innate feelings of the individual. Thru my observation, I have found that if worded in a way that can be understood – most groups will respond in similarly to the question.

Example: Ask someone…

Do  you believe all Americans are entitled to affordable health care?

Vs

Do you believe all Americans should have affordable health care at the cost of a smaller group of individuals?

Point being, if you ask any person(regardless of political affiliation)- in this particular case, 

DO you believe and support the idea that a smaller group, thru a global governing body, should override our American Constitution to the detriment of what Americans are allowed to say in their own backyard? 

My guess is the reply you will get across the board, from any political group (except the Socialist/Communist) is a resounding NO. 

Which brings me back to my original question.

At what point do [Americans] REFUSE to submit to these WORLD Regulations?  World regulations that at the root, not only silence our voices in our own back yard but spill over to how we might offend our neighbor ½ way across the globe or in our own neighborhood.

Regardless of what good you think the UN does . The fact of the matter is that the global heavy hand is looking to take OUR Constitution and render it useless.  A Constitution not only gave us freedom of religion, but freedom to express ourselves about things secular and religious – so long as in that process we were not harming or infringing on those opinions or religions.

This treaty/resolution intends to buffer a group from possible criticism from the rest of the world population.  Do I care or think that it is fair that citizens of the world be silenced?  Yes, but not so much that I want OUR countsubmitted to that kind of censorship.  Why?  Simply, because our AMERICA is held to a higher standard by way of  The Constitution.

Innately, most Americans carry the independent gene, preventing them from going along with something so controlling and sinister?  No?  At the very least on a “global” level? 

Perhaps this proposed U.N. resolution on the “defamation of religions” will stall and not move forward. We however, must all be cautious as the seeds are out there, looking for fertile ground to root and sprout themselves.  Sinister, indeed. Without fear-mongering, beware when our country submits to a global governing will -now or ever.

From a Fox News article (link )

Critics give some recent news events as examples of how the U.N. “blasphemy resolution” has emboldened Islamic authorities and threatened Westerners:

— On Oct. 3 in Great Britain, three men were charged for plotting to kill the publisher of the novel “The Jewel of Medina,” which gives a fictional account of the Prophet Muhammad and his child bride. FOXNews.com reported U.S. publisher Random House Inc., was going to release the book but stopped it from hitting shelves after it claimed that “credible and unrelated sources” said the book could incite violence by a “small, radical segment.”

— An Afghan student is on death row for downloading an article about the role of women in Islam, FOXNews.com also reported.

— In December 2007 “a court reportedly sentenced two foreigners to six months in prison for allegedly marketing a book deemed offensive to Aisha, one of the Prophet Muhammad’s wives,” the U.S. government said.

— A British teacher was sentenced to 15 days in jail in Sudan for offending Islam by allowing students to name the class teddy bear Muhammad in November 2007.

— In February 2007 in Egypt an Internet blogger was sentenced to four years in prison for writing a post that critiqued Islam.

— In 2004, Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh was murdered after the release of his documentary highlighting the abuse of Muslim women.

Update on this Resolution since Lou Dobbs Video.

Gladly Hillary makes a good point in this article. 

The US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, said atheists and believers were entitled to express their feelings about religion, and argued that “these differences should be met with tolerance, not with the suppression of discourse”.

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Coming To A Street Corner Near You?

 

Aired on the heels of the Fort Hood Tragedy, I watched this video and admit I was expecting liberal MSM spin. However, I will admit I was impressed at the report.

Shocking revelation? Probably Not…I wonder if the citizens of NYC are slowing down enough to actually listen to the words being spouted by these “evil, self-declared hate mongers.”  Ok, so  evil and hate are MY words!  But self-declared mongers just doesn’t give the sentence the justice.

After watching the video, you have a few choices.

ONEBe proactive and spread the word to your #p2(blind liberal friends) or any friend for that matter…

TWO: Find a spot to stand, think about Obama (not Osama), Click your heals 3 times and quietly say : “There is no such thing as a RADICAL MUSLIM.  There is no such thing as a RADICAL MUSLIM. There is no such thing as a RADICAL MUSLIM.  Then take 2 asprin and call Obama in the morning.

NBRA cartoon by Brett Noel 

Folks you really should be inflamed! After reading the post, feel free to peruse the included link below! I’m Excited!!!

Justice concludes black voters need Democratic Party – Washington Times 

You hear that correctly folks! If you are Black, you can’t possibly think on your own – you need the Democratic party to put candidates in front of you to choose from.  Not only that, IF you dare make a change or strip the chains from the system to make it truly free, don’t even try it – the Department of Justice will slap them right back on.  By order of President Obama’s Administration, and of course by default Obama himself. 

This solidifies my belief that party affiliate groups cannot survive without enslaving certain minority groups, PERIOD!  Those that think that by voting party lines is the way to do it because that party has a “group’s” best interest first and foremost it living in a dreamland. A dreamland that those who HAVE managed to escape to the outside see as a NIGHTMARE.

Perfect example of this “dream turned nightmare” is the recent and very LAUGHABLE situation the now Justice Sotomayor found herself  into on her way to the SCOTUS.  Granted, it was probably more like a temporary nightmarish daydream ….but non the less.

So point being, Sotomayor is crying,  blacks can’t think for themselves -> according to the DOJ and the Obama Administration.  I take it wont be much longer before the general idea that Latinos and Asians cannot think for themselves either leaks out and goes mainstream out in the open by order of the DOJ.  Of course those who manage to open their eyes and now look in from the outside,  know that is already the general consensus among Democratic party. But how long before they actually make it public – as in writing?

On another hand, my point is not necessarily that every minority Democrat should jump ship into the Republican boat. Point is, if you think any particular party has your interest in mind as a MINORITY constituent…well then you are blind. 

However, there are Blacks who have decided to explore other options. Do not let the color of your skin dictate your party affiliation.

Tea Party

Girl, you so brave!

 

LINK HERE TO BLACK REPUBLICANS! They have thaaat???

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

martin_luther_king was a Repulican

Check that out!

So Sad, Sonia Sotomayor

Posted: October 19, 2009 in Comedy, Liberal, minority, Politics

So maybe she was not “crying” perse – but she did get teary eyed, which is an indication of distress, sadness, frustration….whatever.

Personality-Spotlight-Sonia-Sotomayor

Girl, you such a baby!

So yes, Sonia, that is what it is like being part of the administration that likes “control”. What did you expect? Geeze! Dont take my word for it. I believe it was Anita Dunn who used the word control.  Read the article here.

 

Spotted this little beauty sandwiched between ultra liberal Austin and somewhat conservative hill country. Literally in the cream of the cream filled cookie.  78731 to be more exact.

I would like to shake the hand of the person who took the time to  glue these posters on this electrial thing-a-ma-jig and for “KEEPING AUSTIN WIERD.”  😉

And yeah, they are REALLY glued on there!  Ignore my bill of sale there on the left.