Monday, February 28, 2011

The Entitled Party

Obama is in contempt

February 28, 2011

By Karin McQuillan

President Obama and the left wing of the Democratic Party think they are entitled to win. From our narcissistic President to screaming union organizers, they are puffed up with self-righteous zeal. They must have health care to save the sick, they must shut down Louisiana oil rigs to save the planet, they must defend government unions to save the middle class.
Of course, each side thinks they are right. Being right is no excuse. You have to abide by the law, you have to abide by elections, you have to respect the courts and constitutional separation of power, or else we no longer live in a democratic country. In our democracy, no one is entitled to win. If you won't lose, you cannot have democracy.
What you have are the Wisconsin Democrat senators who are unwilling to abide by the election results that put them in a minority. What you have is Reid and Pelosi, ramming Obamacare through by breaking rules of procedure, in order to flout the 2010 election results. What you have is the Obama White House, blocking Congress's right to confirm appointees, and openly ignoring federal courts. What you have is the Justice Department announcing it will no longer defend the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act in court, as if Obama gets to decide which laws are constitutional. What you have is a Democratic Party run amok, undercutting our democracy in the service of their own power.
The complacency, nay, the vociferous support, from Democrat leaders and the legacy media for this disregard for the rule of law reminds me of the old joke about the psychiatrist. A man is sent by his family to see a shrink because he thinks he's a chicken. After months of treatment, he is still clucking. The family asks the psychiatrist if he's told his patient he is not a chicken. "No," the psychiatrist admits. "Why not!" "Because I like the eggs."
The Democrats like the eggs. They like imposing their will, whether it be ObamaCare, or the off-shore drilling moratorium, or the blockage of Wisconsin's elected government. Are they really this short-sighted? Don't they understand the damage to our democratic system by these anti-democratic precedents? Do they really want to change congressional rules so that the House and the Senate version of bills no longer have to be reconciled, as they did to jam ObamaCare through by the fiction it was a finance bill? Do they really want the Interior Department ignoring federal court orders? Do they really want state senators refusing to accept that when you lose an election, the other side gets to pass their agenda?
Obama appointed extremists for important administrative positions, controversial and even creepy people, like Van Jones, whom he knew would not get past Congressional confirmation. The checks and balances between executive and legislative branch were instituted by our founders for this exact purpose. The executive nominates but Congress must confirm -- bedrock principles of American democracy. Obama's answer: flout the law. Call his appointees 'czars' and bypass confirmation. This is not legal and it is not democracy. Do the liberal legacy media and Obama's fellow Democrats want presidents to have this unlimited power? Do they really want to give up the safeguards of congressional confirmation by calling appointees czars?
Czars indeed.
The White House is not only ignoring elections and subverting the power of Congress, it is also willing to disobey federal courts. When the health care bill was challenged in court and the administration lost, Obama ignored the ruling of Justice Roger Vinson of the U.S. District Court in Florida. Judge Vinson declared the entire ObamaCare bill unconstitutional in a ruling that the judge stated was the equivalent of an injunction. The White House has not halted implementation. The White house has not followed normal rules to fast-track the appeal process so the Supreme Court can decide. Our White House seems entirely comfortable to show contempt of court.
In Louisiana, the administration didn't like a court ruling lifting the moratorium on off-shore drilling, so what did the Obama administration do? It ignored the court. In response, on February 2, the U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman held the Department of Interior in contempt. The Administration then adopted a go slow policy and did not issue a single permit. So on February 21, Judge Feldman ordered the Obama administration to act on five deep water drilling permits in the Gulf of Mexico within 30 days, calling the delays in issuing new decisions "unreasonable, unacceptable, and unjustified." We have a White House that places its anti-energy policy above the rule of law. This is unacceptable in a democracy.
Democracy is a complex system based on cultural norms and principles as much as institutions. As we see governments topple in the context of resurgent jihadi movements in the Arab world, we are keenly aware that elections alone rarely lead to democracy. George Washington was an almost unique figure in the history of the world, in that he relinquished power. Our founding fathers were political geniuses who gave us a system of checks and balances to curb misuse of power by those who govern. As Americans, we are privileged to witness the recurring, orderly transfer of power from one administration to the next, through which voters get to determine the direction of their government and correct mistakes and imbalances.
We are seeing in both the Obama White House and the Wisconsin Senate that the Democratic Party is unwilling to lose. Over and over in the past two years, we have seen a Democrat administration willing to flout the courts, flout rules and regulations, and flout the voice of the people as expressed in elections.
Disregard for the democratic limits on power is as important as the administration's fiscal irresponsibility that threatens our prosperity, as important as the explosive growth of bureaucracy that threatens our liberties.
Our democracy cannot survive if only the Republican Party cares about it. It is time for centrist Democrats to throw off the power grab by the radical wing of their party and start defending the Constitution, as they have sworn to do. 20 Comments on "The Entitled Party"

Pat Condell on Muslim WH Rally - AND MORE!

The enemy within - THIS ONE IS VERY IMPORTANT!

Thank God for Andy Choudary

Free speech in Europe - Leftists and Islamists

No mosque at Ground Zero

Bad faith at Ground Zero

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Conservative Talk Radio - All found here!!!

A fantastic resource:

Mark Levin

The Savage Nation

Mike Gallagher

Dennis Prager

Hugh Hewitt

Dennis Miller

Friday, February 25, 2011

Unfriendly Muslim Pray-Ins Mark Territory in Greece
Brenda Walker
Feb 25 2011

In France, hostile Muslims attempt to intimidate local people by illegally occupying the streets in mass numbers for Friday prayers. (See Muslim Bullying Paralyzes Paris.)
The practice also occurs in Greece, where the local folks don’t like it any better...

Our upside-down world

Muslim plots to mass-murder non-Muslims, mainstream media focuses on "backlash" fears against Muslim community
As Jihad Watch aptly points out, here we go again: a Muslim attempts to mass-murder non-Muslims, and the liberal mainstream media paints Muslims as the victims with cries of "Muslim backlash" (and parrots Muslim talking points in the process).

Re: Obama praises Algeria for lifting state of emergency that was put in place to prevent Islamic rule
As Robert Spencer points out ... in every case, Barack Obama acts in a way that will support the establishment or preservation of an Islamic state. It seems unlikely that he keeps doing this by accident. The question of whether or not he is a secret Muslim aside, he always behaves in ways that tend toward encouraging and enabling the forces of political Islam.
Surely all of this can't be by accident.

ABA's pro-Sharia Task Force - more from Pamela Geller

ABA Does Damage Control
Pamela Geller

The Tuesday, in an article called The ABA's Jihad in The American Thinker, I exposed the Islamic supremacism taking root at the American Bar Association, breaking the story of the ABA's support for Sharia law. I revealed the notice, circulated among ABA members, of an organized ABA campaign to oppose the anti-Sharia legislation that has been introduced in 14 state legislatures. Then on Wednesday the ABA issued a statement in response to my article, claiming that "the American Bar Association has taken no action in support of, or in opposition to, judges considering Islamic law or Sharia."

How dishonest and disingenuous.

The ABA statement said that the organization has "nearly 400,000 members, many of whom volunteer with any of the ABA's 2,200 entities. One of those 2,200 entities is the Section on International Law, which has elected to assemble a taskforce of several individuals to examine this issue." The statement makes it sound as if this examination is completely neutral: "These individuals are examining whether the proposed changes to the law impact important constitutional questions. They are also considering implications for international commerce."

Above all, the ABA claims that this taskforce has nothing to do with the organization itself: "The actions of a few interested members within one section are not and cannot be interpreted to be those of the entire American Bar Association. Claims to the contrary are erroneous."

This is spin and damage control. In my Tuesday article I quoted the Section on International Law stating that the ABA's Executive Counsel "has organized a Task Force to review the legislation of 14 states -- Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wyoming -- in which anti-Sharia legislation has been introduced."

There was no way this Task Force could be understood as neutral. Clearly it was dedicated to working against anti-Sharia legal initiatives. The Section on International Law document said: "The Section's Executive Counsel [sic] has organized a Task Force to review the legislation of 14 states -- Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wyoming - in which anti-Sharia legislation has been introduced. The goal of the Task Force is to have a Report and Recommendation against such legislation as well as an informal set of ‘talking points' that local opponents of these initiatives could use to make their case in each of these states."

This should incite justifiable public outrage, and actually increase support for and awareness of the legislation among the grassroots electorate.

A source knowledgeable about the ABA has also informed me that the organization's Middle East law committee recently began a lobbying campaign, which the ABA's international law chair endorsed. It was a political act, not a neutral study. This source sent me ABA policy guidelines that make it clear that policies that are formulated by small committees or "entities" can and do become official ABA policy under certain circumstances, and those circumstances are present in the case of this pro-Sharia Task Force.

This puts the ABA on the spot: either its policy mechanism on Middle East law has been taken over by Middle East-based lawyer(s) with Islamic supremacist sympathies, or the Middle East law committee does represent the ABA's actual positions.

Further, is there any ABA group or task force assigned to helping those who oppose Sharia to craft legislation to ban it? No. There is only an initiative to oppose those fighting the Sharia.

Particularly troubling is the non-democratic way in which the ABA made the decision to oppose the anti-Sharia initiatives of various states. A tiny minority of the ABA's total membership steers its policies, which almost always are developed from the top down. The pro-Sharia initiative seems to have been pushed forward through what the ABA calls a "blanket approval" or even more rapid "technical comment" procedure, and seems to go beyond issuing mere statements to actively organizing lobbying to influence state legislation - a practice that is generally forbidden for tax-exempt organizations.

All this makes it obvious that the ABA's statement disclaiming any support for Sharia was completely false and dishonest.

If the ABA continues to forward this deceitful rhetoric, I will expose even more information about its support for Sharia.

There is one way the ABA could make at least partial amends now: it's time the ABA created a task force to help those of us who are fighting the introduction of Islamic law in America.

We're waiting.

The United Caliphate States of Europe
Samuel J. Mikolaski
February 25, 2011

From Bosnia and Kosovo we now have one of the largest and most virulent drug cartels in the world, the worst of white slavery and prostitution trafficking into Europe, and terrorist training compounds...
Increasingly, the leaders of Western Europe are recognizing the failure of multiculturalism. Whether they will do anything about the problem remains to be seen.

How did Europe come to this pass? I speak as one born in the Balkans but raised in Canada, where I was, thankfully, assimilated to democratic, Anglophone culture. The issue in Europe has in part to do with the formation and expansion of the EU and whether, with the massive migration of worker Turks into Western Europe, Turkey should be admitted to the EU.

Admission of Turkey into the EU clearly would exacerbate an already critical illegal migrant situation. This particularly affects Germany, France, Austria, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, and the UK (which also has a large population of Islamic Pakistanis). The drain on welfare resources and medical services to support these unassimilated populations has reached crisis proportions, to say nothing about the undermining of civil law in parts of Paris and London, the Midlands of England, Germany, and Austria...


The Global Union Conspiracy - uh, I mean - 'Movement'

Actions of the "massive labor alliance" appear to be in full swing.

The Global Union Movement
February 25, 2011
Ann Kane

With all the union activity in places like Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Algeria lately, one might think there's a conspiracy afoot. Actually, the global unionists' plans are well documented, so it's no secret what they're up to: total economic control all in the name of worker's rights, unity, justice and universal equity.

The global union movement began in earnest back in the summer of 2005 when the SEIU and Teamsters broke from the AFL-CIO. They put together a new coalition, Change to Win, to emphasize organizing as opposed to political activism. AFL-CIO had been losing membership, and Andy Stern who took over SEIU at the time had plans to increase membership and organize international unions.

In 2005 a reporter for the Pittsburgh Tribune laid out the foundations of the uprisings we are witnessing in the world today. They are being fueled by activist unions and they were foreshadowed in that article. Read which big names were involved in globally organizing unions to take down governments.

WASHINGTON -- A small and elite group, many of them connected to Washington's radical think tank, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), has decided they will create a new international organization for the 21st century. It will be a massive labor alliance to rival the AFL.

Not only IPS is involved with the new concept. There also are Andrew Stern, 54, president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and his ultra-wealthy allies, George Soros and philanthropist Eli Broad.

And there are others. Jimmy Hoffa of the Teamsters; Steve Rosenthal of America Coming Together; Drummond Pike, president and CEO of the Tides Foundation; and a raftful of lefty rebels defecting from the AFL.


The United States' comparative and small advantages do not generally lie in those areas where unions are strongest, as people like Stern, Rathke and Soros know. Already, their concepts for the future of large global unions and meetings with more than a dozen European, Australian and Chinese labor unions have begun to globalize unions on an industry-by-industry basis.

Stern was a regular visitor to the White House in Obama's first year, and now there's news that AFL-CIO boss Trumka has been visiting twice a week, and on the phone with the White House every day. Are union bosses a monopolizing influence in our country's policies? In Egypt's policies? In Tunisia's?

In a 2007 interview with Charlie Rose, Andy Stern brags about having branch offices of his coalition in many different countries. On his website, he names three international unions in partnership with SEIU.

And just this past January a report on unions in Tunisia:

Though the movement appears to be a mix of grassroots spontaneity and targeted direct actions, it has achieved political valence through the savvy of organized labor activists. In the days leading up to the uprising, unions were feeding the foment of the demonstrators by calling strikes nationwide, including an 8,000 strong lawyer strike that paralyzed the courts.

Sounds an awful lot like Wisconsin. And now that Obama has made the call to his clamoring minions across the country to put "boots on the ground...not just to help win elections but to strengthen our democracy," the actions of the "massive labor alliance" appear to be in full swing.

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Meet Hussein Obama's new Council on Jobs and Competitiveness

The company he keeps.

Obama’s Economic Advisers: International Socialists, Union Thugs, NBC Execs, Soros Scholars, Subprime Lenders, Amnesty Shills, and Campaign Cronies
February 24, 2011
by Ben Johnson

The media enthused when Barack Obama bloviated during his State of the Union Address, “We need to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world.” They now enthuse that the president has appointed members to his new Council on Jobs and Competitiveness allegedly designed to cut down inefficient regulations and unnecessary government burdens. None of the media announced that the appointees are a collection of globalists, media elites at NBC News, union thugs, amnesty activists, employees of Soros-funded think tanks, wealth redistributionists, business failures in the subprime lending industry, and Chicago cronies. Nonetheless, today’s issue of USA Today is already spinning the story under the headline, “Obama Wants Business World’s Best Ideas on Jobs.”

Where he would get those ideas is anyone’s guess.

Richard Trumka is perhaps the most conspicuous choice on this job-creating council. Trumka, who recently admitted to Astroturfing the protests in Wisconsin and around the country, is president of the AFL-CIO and a longtime Big Labor activist with a shady history. Michelle Malkin has noted that Trumka led the United Mine Workers when a non-union worker named Eddie York was shot to death in the midst of a mining strike. The UMW aided all eight union members present at the scene of the crime and disciplined none of them. In a separate incident, Trumka incited a crowd in Illinois to “kick the s–t out of every last” person who crossed the UMW picket line. Working his way up the ranks, as AFL-CIO treasurer he was implicated in two money-laundering scandals involving the Teamsters. He said if he were forced to testify before Congress, he would invoke the Fifth Amendment. Trumka climbed the ladder by gripping the coattails of John Sweeney, the union’s former president and member of the Democratic Socialists of America. Sweeney and Trumka saw the union donate more than $200 million in political aid to the Democrats in 2008 and send out more than 250,000 “volunteers,” many of whom worked for Obama in swing states. On February 15, Barack Obama awarded Sweeney the Medal of Freedom.

After succeeding Sweeney as the union’s president in September 2009, Trumka decided to further radicalize the union. Just last fall, Trumka insisted, “We need to fundamentally restructure our economy and re-establish popular control over the private corporations which have distorted our economy and hijacked our government. That’s a long-term job but one we should start now.” To that end, Trumka has worked with European socialists to establish a global tax, a measure that is also a top priority of Obama’s Science Czar John Holdren. Last year, Trumka carried out his threats to go after Democrats who opposed ObamaCare’s “public option,” failing to oust Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln as the Democratic nominee.

The new council position provides no real boost to Trumka; he doesn’t need one. Although certain members of Obama’s Cabinet have not heard from the president after serving two years into his administration, Trumka recently boasted: “I’m at the White House a couple times a week. Two, three times a week. I have conversations everyday with someone in the White House or in the administration. Everyday.”

Trumka is not the only union thug with a seat at the table.

Joseph T. Hansen helps Trumka present the Labor Left’s views. Hansen is president of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) and chairman of Change to Win, the AFL-CIO’s major union rival (the one formed by SEIU). Like Trumka, Hansen is already a frequent presidential advisor. Hansen serves as a member of Obama’s Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations. Hansen, too, helped elect Obama. UFCW’s political action committee, United Food & Commercial Workers International Union Active Ballot Club, spent $673,309 on Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and $3.5 million on Democratic candidates in 2008 and 2010.

Perhaps Hansen’s most valuable contribution, though, was his union’s most famous alumna, Buffy Wicks. Wicks ran the union’s Wake Up Wal-Mart campaign. During her time on UFCW’s payroll, the union announced “an exciting new partnership” with ACORN. After honing her community organizing skills on that crusade, she ran the 2008 Obama campaign on the West Coast and Missouri, for which she was rewarded with a position in Valerie Jarrett’s Office of Public Engagement. Wicks famously presided over the conference call instructing publicly funded artists to produce political propaganda to advance the president’s agenda. (Left-wing activist Sally Kohn recently admitted the administration presided over a series of such potentially illegal meetings.) In addition to his union’s assault on the nation’s largest employer, Hansen is part of the group America’s Agenda, an alliance of Big Labor and Big Business whose members work to promote national health care. Coincidentally, the UFCW also received an ObamaCare waiver.

Hansen, too, is an international socialist and amnesty advocate. His biography at the UFCW website states, “His early experience with global unionism provided him with the foresight to realize that only global solidarity can confront global corporations.” Translated, that means, “Workers of the world, unite.”

Hansen advocates amnesty for illegal aliens. He accused Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of violating the Fourth Amendment “rights” of illegal immigrants during workplace raids in the Bush years. Hansen co-authored a piece for The Huffington Post demanding “immigration reform” (read: amnesty) for the nation’s 13 million illegal immigrants, claiming that would raise wages for all Americans. His co-author, SEIU International Secretary-Treasurer Eliseo Medina, was more forthcoming about his real intentions. An honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America, Medina admitted he supported the bill because “it puts 12 million people on the path to citizenship and eventually voters…we will create a governing coalition for the long-term, not just for an election cycle.” Hansen has served as president of Union Network International (UNI), an international union, since 2003.

Laura D’Andrea Tyson, another appointee, is currently a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. CAP, which received significant start-up money from George Soros, is the most influential think tank in the Obama administration, housing such intellectual giants as Van Jones. Tyson is also a professor in the business school at the University of California at Berkeley, and formerly its dean. She sits on the advisory board for Newman’s Own Foundation, which heavily funds left-wing causes. Tyson gave a preview of her economic advice in an August op-ed for the New York Times entitled, “Why We Need a Second Stimulus.” She argued, “Our national debate about fiscal policy has become skewed, with far too much focus on the deficit…too much worry about the size of government.” Echoing the economic savant Nancy Pelosi, Tyson wrote, “Two forms of spending with the biggest and quickest bang for the buck are unemployment benefits and aid to state governments. The federal government should pledge generous financing increases for both programs through 2011.”
Monica C. Lozano is “Publisher and CEO of La Opinión, the nation’s largest Spanish language daily newspaper,” as well as CEO for impreMedia LLC. The White House press release states Lozano sits on the boards of “several non-profit organizations.” It omits the fact that one of these happens to be the National Council of La Raza. La Raza (“The Race”) supports giving drivers licenses, voting rights, and in-state tuition to illegal immigrants. Its generous donors include George Soros. Gray Davis appointed Lozano a regent of the University of California in 2001. However, her own academic career seems less than stellar. She described her undergrad days at the University of Oregon in Eugene, saying, “I studied sociology and political science for the most part, and became involved in a women’s collective that put out a newspaper called Women’s Press…Keep in mind that this was when women’s studies was born.” She did not finish her degree but instead bummed around Latin America before using her family connections to land her job at La Opinión, a newspaper founded by her grandfather. “When I came to La Opinión in 1985, I came without direct newspaper experience, no daily print experience whatsoever,” she confessed. “It’s a family-owned and operated company, started by my grandfather, then my dad and my brother and my sister, and so obviously my relationship to what I was doing and why I was here was different than most people who had worked their way up through the ranks to end up editing a major newspaper. They really opened the doors and asked me to come in, knowing full well that I didn’t have sort of a traditional background and experience that you would find in most managing editors.” She defends the newspaper as challenging the Roman Catholic Church, supporting abortion on demand, condom distribution, and needle-exchange programs for junkies. She admitted candidly, “I think, people have seen me as being too liberal or too left-wing.” However, she will not challenge her readership on one important point: she will not ask them to learn the English language. Lozano has said as far as she is concerned, language balkanization is here to stay – so get used to it, Gringo! “[A]ll of our readership studies show that even when 40 percent of our readers have been here twelve years or over, they still prefer to read in Spanish,” she said.” Even though they’re perfectly bilingual and proficient in English, they still prefer to be informed in Spanish. They prefer reading Spanish.” One need hardly guess her position on illegal immigration. Lozano’s lack of business preparation hardly hampered her business growth due to a bustling trade in illegals and the near-complete lack of assimilation of the nation’s Hispanic population, urged by academia. At least her business succeeded, unlike that of another council member’s family business.

Penny Pritzker is a longtime Chicago crony of Barack and Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett. An heiress to the Pritzker fortune (Hyatt hotels, etc.), she served as Obama’s 2008 national finance chairwoman. Chicago Sun Times columnist Lynn Sweet notes that Pritzker cost Superior Bank customers a pretty penny by pushing the bank to invest in subprime loans, the kernel of the housing market collapse and current recession. Bert Ely, a banking consultant, testified before Congress that “Superior was effectively facilitating very sleazy lending.” When federal regulators seized the bank in 2001, the institution left 1,400 customers without some of all of their savings. Pritzker addressed the situation, writing, “I am proud of how my family responded to this situation.” The Washington Post reported that this performance put her “at the top of Obama’s list” for Commerce Secretary, a post she declined. That has not kept her or her family from closely advising the first couple. Penny Pritzker’s husband, Bryan Traubert, serves on the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships; so does Cindy Moelis, the Executive Director of the Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation established by Penny and Bryan. Yet another Pritzker, Rachel Pritzker Hunter, is the treasurer of Media Matters and a member of the Democracy Alliance, one of the many groups George Soros established to pool and distribute money from wealthy elites to far-Left causes. Other women on the new economic council have been more successful but no less radical.

Sheryl Sandberg is the Chief Operating Officer of FaceBook. Sandberg entered the public eye as chief of staff to Bill Clinton’s Treasury Secretary, Lawrence Summers. She also serves on the board of the center-Left Brookings Institution and a group known as V-Day. And what is V-Day? It is the international feminist organization founded by playwright Eve Ensler, which produces “annual benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues.” The play’s thorough-going vulgarity – including a slang term for vagina that begins with “c” and questions about the odor omitted from that orifice – is the least offensive part of the play. The script gives a positive portrayal of a 24-year-old lesbian seducing and raping a 13-year-old girl. (Subsequent scripts raise the minor’s age to 16.) Before the 2004 election, V-Day produced a show at the Apollo Theater entitled “Vaginas Rock, Chicks Vote.” As part of V-Day, Sandberg helps bring Ensler’s glorification of deviate pedophilia to new audiences around the country.

Jeffrey Immelt, who will head the council, is CEO of General Electric, the parent company of NBC, and whose holdings include MSNBC, the president’s favorite network. Its political action committee, GEPAC, donated $2.4 million to Democrats. Immelt’s colleagues at GE told BusinessWeek they hope Immelt’s role in the administration will give him inside information about policies set “to impact GE coming out from Washington.” Others have noted how Obama’s “green energy” agenda benefits GE, as well as mainland China. By one estimate, GE received $49 million in federal stimulus grants alone. However, Immelt is not the only NBC interest represented on the board.

Brian L. Roberts, as head of Comcast, made the decision to become majority owner of NBC Universal. By chance, on the very day he announced he would be merging the two media titans, he sent Barack Obama a letter endorsing ObamaCare. Upon sealing the deal, he enthused, “The single most awesome asset that comes from this deal is NBC News.” He gave a not-very-convincing promise that the Peacock Network’s public affairs coverage would “keep down the middle, whatever that means.”

That is not to say the president appointed nothing but extremists to this panel. There are some genuine business authorities, including some Republicans. They serve as eyewash. As with his Cabinet picks, which lulled some pseudoconservatives into sycophancy, the moderates exist to provide cover for the council’s radical members, who alone have Obama’s ear.

Not only does this council not include business’s “best ideas,” it is virtually a retread of an earlier presidential advisory group. No fewer than nine members of the “new” council already serve on the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board.

Despite the abundance of Big Labor and Big Business appointees, not everyone is represented. Small businesses were frozen out of the discussion, as they have been from the entire administration, although they are the engine of economic growth. Jean Card of the National Federation of Independent Business, observing the council’s makeup, remarked, “It feels like (an effort to win) political points.”

Small business people and the taxpayers have no place in the administration. Meanwhile, USA Today reports that Valerie Jarrett, the main conduit of radicals into the Obama administration, is maintaining her “longevity” in the White House.

Unlike the mainstream media, we have seen the Obama administration’s version of America’s economic future: It is globalist, socialist, unionized, borderless, politically correct, run by heiresses and people with family connections, has a state-run media, speaks Spanish, and made a generous campaign contribution to the Democratic Party before it could even get a seat at the table.

Pardon me if I object.

Quote of the Day...

From (Foundation For Democracy In Iran):

"Remember that an Iraqi journalist, angry with George. W. Bush for having overthrown Saddam Hussein, received international attention and was considered a "hero" by al Jazeera and other Islamist news outlets when he threw his shoes at President Bush during a news conference in Baghdad with prime minister al-Malaki?
Remember also the official White House photograph of President Barack Obama, speaking with newly elected Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu?
Obama was photographed with his feet up on his desk, showing his shoes to Netayanhu, a position of supreme disrespect.
That White House photograph was reproduced all across the Middle East and

taken as a sign of a new U.S. policy of disapproval toward Israel."

President Barack Obama talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a phone call from the Oval Office, Monday, June 8, 2009. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.

PA: Muslim Law Students Assn: Incorporating Shariah law into US judiciary

Mainstreaming Radical Islam
Thursday, 24 February 2011
J. Matt Barber / Liberty Counsel Action

The term “useful idiot” is believed to have been coined by Vladimir Lenin. It originally described liberal Communist sympathizers in Western nations who, as the Soviet leader explained, would “sell us (Soviet Russia) the rope with which we will hang them (the West).”

Today’s useful idiots are a swath from that same politically correct cloth. They comprise: secular “progressives” (to include the liberal media); pinko anarchists and other Berkeley-types; President Obama and his motley stable of cracked czars and policy advisors; and the majority of Democrats in Congress.

Only the role of “international-villain-bent-on-world-domination” has changed. We’ve gone from the Soviet hammer and sickle to the Islamic crescent moon and star.

Abraham Lincoln once said: “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

I submit that our own useful idiots on the American left represent every bit the threat to both this great Republic and her unalienable freedoms as do the Muslim extremists with whom they play footsy. Liberals are the naïve, codependent enablers of a global Islamofascist movement bent on taking-down the “Great Satan” and his “Zionist” ally, Israel.

Although their long-term goals differ significantly, militant “progressives” and radical Islamists have a common mid-range vision: The left seeks to “repeal and replace,” if you will, our Constitutional Republic with a Euro-style secular-socialist utopia. Hard-line Islamists seek to destroy us outright and supplant our government with a global Islamic State.

Exhibit A, of course, is the “Muslim Brotherhood” – a worldwide Islamofascist organization heartily embraced in recent weeks by the mainstream media and the larger “progressive” movement. The Brotherhood, in its own words, seeks to “destroy” our “Western civilization from within…so that it is eliminated and God’s religion (Islam) is made victorious over all other religions.”

Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy explains the group’s objective concisely: “The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in Egypt in 1928. Its express purpose was two-fold: (1) to implement Shariah worldwide, and (2) to re-establish the global Islamic State (caliphate).”

Although the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations certainly represent a sizeable menace, I think there remains a more subtle, yet equally ominous threat to our way of life.

I recently received an email from the National Muslim Law Students Association promoting an upcoming conference at Penn Law on February 26. As I began to read, my jaw dropped.

The conference is titled: “Constructive Roles for Islamic Law in Western Society.”

“Constructive roles?” I thought. “For Shariah law?” I read further. As it turns out, Asifa Quraishi, a University of Wisconsin law professor and founding member of the National Association of Muslim Lawyers, is to speak.

Among other things, Quraishi has advocated incorporating Shariah law, through “local Muslim tribunals,” into the US judiciary.

In a paper headlined: “No Altars: A Survey of Islamic Family Law in the United States,” she wrote: “The attitude of the US courts to the rise of these tribunals is yet unknown, but there is indication that some judges would welcome the existence of reliable arbiters of Islamic family law issues, and may even be undertaking their own consultation from Muslim authorities in the interim.”

This begs the question: Which parts of Shariah do we incorporate? The provision that renders women chattel to be beaten or killed with impunity? Or how about the death penalty for homosexuals? What about the part offering the choice between conversion to Islam, enslavement or death?

Keep in mind, Quraishi is no fly-by-night radical. She was actually tapped by the Obama administration to accompany Hillary Clinton at last year’s U.N. Commission on the Status of Women.

This is frog in the pot kind of stuff. Whereas violent Islamic terrorists might prefer to take-out toady with a suicide bomber, more “moderate” Islamists appear to favor bringing down Western civilization from within by turning up the heat ever-so-slowly. And they’re using liberal academia and our own constitutional freedoms to do it.

This mainstreaming of radical Islam, to include Shariah law, has prompted lawmakers in Oklahoma to pass – and 13 other states to introduce – laws blocking consideration of Shariah by judges on the bench. Not a bad idea when you consider that five of nine US Supreme Court Justices have admitted weighing international law while ruling on cases.

Yes, the useful idiots will, no doubt, call me an intolerant “Islamophobe” for questioning the irrefutable desire, shared by Muslims of many stripes, to impose global caliphate upon the international “infidel” collective.

That’s because they’re idiots.

Indeed, if the American left has its way, we may just “tolerate” ourselves right out of existence.

Matt Barber ( is an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. He serves as Vice President of Liberty Counsel Action. Facebook/jmattbarber / Twitter/@jmattbarber 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Looming Superpower Clash: Pakistan & China Against the USA?

Related: Pakistan has doubled the size of its nuclear arsenal

Anticipating a looming superpower clash, Pakistan is bolstering its military cooperation with China

Pakistan, U.S. Heading Towards a Showdown

February 15, 2011
Tufail Ahmad and Y. Carmon

The ongoing deterioration between the U.S. on the one hand and the ISI-led Pakistani government on the other is on the verge of falling into an open clash.
Indeed a clash has begun, both on the battlefields and in the intelligence arena, as witnessed by the following...

Call me an Islamophobe, please. Seriously.

Egypt: Coptic priest stabbed to death in his home by masked attackers shouting "Allahu akbar" As was the case with the demonstration by Copts to demand a secular Egyptian government the other day, coverage of this story in the Western media has been minimal, despite thousands of Copts' protesting in the aftermath of this murder.

Pakistan: Brother murders sister in honor killing 90% of honor killings worldwide take place among Muslims, and in some areas penalties are relaxed for honor murders. Yet Islamic clerics are never called to account for this, and Muslim communities never called upon to act to end this barbaric practice.

Iraq: Muslim murder of 70-year-old Christian raises fears of more jihad attacks on Christian community Baghdad (AsiaNews) – A group of armed men stormed the home of a Christian man in Baghdad’s central neighbourhood of Karrad, killing him. The victim’s name is Youssif Isho, a 70-year-old Chaldean. He was stabbed to death. According to information obtained by AsiaNews, Youssif Isho’s death was a targeted killing by extremist groups. The group burst into his home and stabbed 70-year-old man to death.

Indonesia: Islamic cleric gets slap on the wrist for beating and stabbing of Christians Five-and-a-half months in prison for "unpleasant deeds."

Kashmir: Muslims burn down Christian school over rumor that Muslim converted to Christianity "The school administration is used to receiving threatening phone calls from time to time from extremists. They had threatened to set fire to the school, and have carried out their threat."

Chechnya's Islamic revival causes women to live in fear "'I don’t see the point in wearing it,' says the student, whose long dark hair flows out from under her head covering. 'But if I don’t, I know I will be punished. I am scared of that.'"

Tulsa police officer files lawsuit over being transferred after refusing to attend mosque event Striking back against a particularly craven example of dhimmitude and short-sightedness.

Somalia: Misunderstanders of Islam murder convert from Islam to Christianity
Somehow these poor folks got the idea that Islam mandates a death penalty for apostasy.

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Islamists Kidnap Christian Girl...

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Obama was a young man anticipating a Marxist-Leninist revolution

Meeting Young Obama

by John Drew
February 24, 2011

I know something about what Barack Obama believed in 1980. At that time, the future president was a doctrinaire Marxist revolutionary...

TX: Saudi man charged with plotting terrorist attack

Federal authorities say Aldawsari's diary indicated the young man had been plotting an attack for years and obtained a scholarship so he could come directly to the United State to carry out jihad.

Posted on February 24, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has arrested a 20-year-old Saudi student in Texas suspected of planning a terrorist attack using explosive chemicals. The FBI says his possible targets included the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush...


DOJ & Obama to meddle in voting in "racist states"...

I've said it before: no more free & fair elections.

Obama/Holder Set to Force Minority Democratic Redistricting Plan on “Racist” States

Hans A. von Spakovsky
National Review

The redistricting process for congressional and state-legislative seats will soon begin in earnest. All redistricting plans must meet the “one person, one vote” equal-protection standard established by the Supreme Court, which means that districts are supposed to be as even in population as possible.

But redistricting also must comply with the Voting Rights Act, and the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division just released its new “Guidance Concerning Redistricting Under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.” This guidance, which affects redistricting in all or parts of 16 states, is almost guaranteed to cause problems for Republicans...


Impeach Obama

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Prominent Blog Puts Impeachment on the Table

Posted on February 23, 2011
by Ben Johnson

A well-trafficked right-leaning blog has raised the possibility of impeaching Barack Obama. Pajamas Media, one of the most prominent political blogs followed by Republican voters, raised the possibility on its blog, The PJ Tattler. In an entry posted today entitled “Democrats Gone Wild, Subverting Our Democracy,” contributor Bryan Preston writes...

Democrats gone wild, subverting our democracy (Updated)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Anti-Shariah Bill Introduced in Tennessee

Not tolerating bigotry in the form of Islamic supremacy is exactly why this bill was introduced.
The Iconoclast

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Bob Smietana writes in The Tennessean:

A proposed Tennessee law would make following the Islamic code known as Shariah law a felony, punishable by 15 years in jail.

Actually, by my reading of the bill, it is a bit more complicated than that. It involves designating certain organizations as Shariah promoting bodies. After that designation, if somone is found supporting or promoting such an organization, then they could be prosecuted.

State Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, and state Rep. Judd Matheny, R-Tullahoma, introduced the same bill in the Senate and House last week. It calls Shariah law a danger to homeland security and gives the attorney general authority to investigate complaints and decide who's practicing it...

Very interesting... READ IT ALL

Meet the Apostates of Islam

Visit their site - it will give you some hope:

We left Islam after seeing that it didnt make sense in many ways and thus could not be a religion from God.
Our testimonials can be found in the Apostates section, where you will find a list of apostates and links to their individual home pages.
The most popular testimonial is written by Ibn Warraq, an ex-muslim, who is the author of "Why I am not a Muslim". Other testimonials include that of Ali Sina, an ex-Muslim from Iran. He is the creator of Some testimonials can be accessed on his site here. Parvin Darabi, author of "Rage against the Veil", writes her reasons for leaving Islam here. Some testimonials can be accessed in the ISIS site.

Excerpt: humankind’s biggest challenge:

Today the humanity is facing a great danger. Islamic fundamentalism is on the rise and the hatred is brewing in the minds of millions of Muslims. This hatred must be contained or there would be disastrous consequences. We believe that the education is the only answer. Muslim intellectuals must realize that Islam is a false doctrine and they must let the rest of Islamic world know the truth. Islam is a religion that thrives on the arrogant assumption that it is the most logical, the most scientific and the most perfect religion. While the fact is that it is the stupidest doctrine — the most backward and absurd belief. Once the truth about Islam becomes common knowledge, it will be weakened and the Islamic fanaticism will lose its fangs. Hundreds of billions of dollars are being expended to combat Islamic terrorism, yet no effort is made to contain the ideology behind this terrorism. It is our belief that Islamic terrorism will not be eliminated unless and until the ideology behind it is exposed and eradicated. This is what we intend to do.

Al Jazeera Interview With... Mexican Cartel Hitman!

Watch chilling interview with Mexican hit man

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner

In November 2010, a cartel 'scoria' (hit man) sat down for an interview with an Al Jazeera reporter, under the condition that he will not reveal the organization for which he is contracted to kill. He claims to have been spent the last 11 years as an assassin.
With a .50 caliber Desert Eagle piston on his lap, he told reporter Mariana Sanchez: “My boss told me to come and talk to you.”
Though he initially asked Sanchez to call him “George,” he eventually let slip his nickname, “Diablillo” (Little Devil).

DC Judge: Feds have the right to regulate mental activity

A very slippery slope... actually, a slimey slope.

Fed Judge: Now the Commerce Clause covers 'mental activity'

Thomas Lifson
February 23, 2011

According to federal Judge Gladys Kessler of the DC US District Court, the powers granted to the federal government on the Commerce Clause extend to regulating "mental activity." Ruling on an ObamaCare challenge brought by 2 individuals, the good Judge made the leap from "physical activity" to "mental activity" in extending the reach of the federal government. This is not a joke...

"Qaradawi and the Treason of the Intellectuals"

Written by: Diana West
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

From the American Thinker, Andrew Bostom's brilliant analysis not just of the blood-chilling implications of Qaradawi's Friday sermon in Tahrir Square, but the even more blood-chilling collusion, conscious and not, of world media to prevent us from learning them:

"Qaradawi and the Treason of the Intellectuals"

by Andrew Bostom

Last Friday (2/18/11) marked the triumphal return to Cairo of Muslim Brotherhood "Spiritual Guide" Yusuf al-Qaradawi. After years of exile, his public re-emergence in Egypt was sanctioned by the nation's provisional military rulers. Qaradawi's own words were accompanied by images and actions during his appearance which should have shattered the delusive view that the turmoil leading to President Mubarak's resignation augured the emergence of a modern, democratic Egyptian society devoted to Western conceptions of individual liberty and equality before the law.
Egyptian cleric Safwat Higazi can be seen prominently behind al-Qaradawi for the duration of the latter's speech. Recently Higazi, during his Arabic-language program "Age of Glory," broadcast on the Egyptian al-Nas satellite television network, issued an unabashed call for aggressive violent, jihad. He quoted a hadith from ‘Ali, the son-in-law of the Muslim prophet Muhammad and Islam's fourth "Rightly Guided" caliph, in which ‘Ali tells his sons: "Go, fight, and please your grandfather [i.e. Muhammad]. Let him be pleased with you. Fighting is what pleases the prophet (peace be upon him)." Higazi also urged jihadists, graphically, when attacking non-Muslim infidels to "Strike and split the head, and cut it in half." Equally plain are Higazi's goals for this brutal jihadism -- the re-creation of a transnational Muslim Caliphate:

I am convinced that Islam is imminent, the caliphate is imminent. One of these days, the United States of Islam will be established. Allah willing, it will be soon. Egypt will be one state in this [United States of Islam.] Morocco and Saudi Arabia will be states as well.

And of course the requisite accompaniment to Higazi's jihadism would be a jihad genocide of Israeli Jews, as described in other media pronouncements the cleric has made...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Must see - Pat Condell on American Islamophobia & More!!!


The Criminal Truth

Multiculturalism really means: "Everybody has to focus on Islam"

Bernanke, You Stupid Bastard

Thanks to my friend Kurt, of NYC, for sending me this...

Bernanke, You Stupid Bastard

Posted 2011-02-21 21:02by Karl Denninger in Federal Reserve

Yes, you.
And Trichet, and the rest of the Central Bank fools.
But especially you, Bernanke.
There's dumb and then there's really dumb. Let's take a short walk back down history lane.
You were sure there was no housing bubble.
Then you were sure it wouldn't pop.
Then you were sure when the subprime problem hit, that it wouldn't cause a recession.
Then you were sure you had it under control with Bear Stearns' hedge funds.
Then you were sure you had it under control with Bear Stearns itself.
Then you were sure it was under control with Lehman, even though you had to know Citibank and others were refusing their collateral in the repo market.
You were sure QE would support higher bond prices - and lower yields. The exact opposite thing happened.
You were sure QE2 would suppress long end yields. The exact opposite thing happened.
Oh yeah, you made excuses both times, but in fact you publicly said that in both cases the exact opposite thing would happen that did.
Now let's look at what happened just today.
Oil went up almost $7 today for the WTI contract. For each dollar that crude oil rises, we transfer roughly $95 billion (estimates vary from $90-100) outside of the United States.
That's a direct hit to GDP.
In ONE DAY the entire impact of your so-called "QE2" was ERASED.
(As an aside, yes, I can do the math on the direct import numbers; the argument here is on the total economic impact, which is as noted above. Estimates there vary somewhat, but they're centered around $90-100 billion/year/dollar increase.)
Your entire gambit and what you sold to Congress and President Obama was that you could "restart" credit expansion with your policies. Implicit in your policy was a need to do so, because without it you cannot succeed. The World Economic Forum at Davos released a paper saying that we needed, collectively, to add one hundred trillion dollars of new debt to the system to support the paltry growth numbers you and your economists are putting up. Worse, the CBO stuck up numbers in the TBAC report that show another doubling of Federal Debt in the next nine years and a rough quadrupling of debt service costs to $800 billion, implying a paltry 3% blended rate.
We had the collapse starting in 2007 because people couldn't afford the debt they already had and yet your entire scheme, to succeed, requires doubling all systemic debt AGAIN.
So how are you going to do it Ben?
Who's going to take on that debt, and how are they going to service it?
You know damn well it can't work, and won't. You also know damn well you've goaded and prodded the Federal Government into taking on $4.5 trillion in debt we cannot afford, or nearly 30% of GDP.
How are you going to take that back off Bernanke? You keep being asked this, but all you say is that you're confident "you have the tools."
Uh huh.
You don't have jack and you know damn well you can't pull your pump-job back one iota without laying bare on the table the fact that the Federal Government is supporting 12% of GDP with borrowed money. If it disappears we have an instant Depression worse than the 1930s.
The bad news is that if you keep this crap up it will disappear by force of the market, there's not a damn thing you can do to prevent it, and that day is rapidly approaching.
EVERY prediction you've made about the economy over the last five years has been wrong.
All of them.
The market is rising only because you're "promising" infinite leverage.
But infinite leverage means certain financial ruin if you're wrong about external forces. And the economy is not a closed system under your control. You cannot control other nations, you cannot control commodity speculators and you cannot control other central banks and politicians. You think you can force China off their peg, but they can suppress riots longer than we can. You think you can keep printing but now Egypt has gone down, Libya is collapsing and if Saudi Arabia folds you're instantly ****ED and so are the rest of us.
Never mind that it's not just the Middle East. What if Venezuela folds? Mexico goes feral with their drug war? How about South Korea, which now has how many banks closed due to runs?
The longer you keep this crap up the worse the instability will become. Eventually something will break that's important, and then it's too late.
You can't win this game Bernanke. And the longer you keep trying to protect the banks that should have been shut down and taken into receivership in 2007 the more damage you're going to do. When the history books are written on this catastrophe your name is going to be featured in bright lights as the personal architect and chief jackass who pontificated that he knew it all because he studied The Great Depression.
Yeah, you studied it all right. And now you're duplicating the mistakes made then, writ even larger.
There are no statesmen left in this nation when it comes to Congress. Not one who will haul your ass in front of them by force of subpoena, put your clear and public record of "accuracy" in front of you and then demand that you justify your twisting of the clear English language to come up with "2% inflation" as your "interpretation" of STABLE PRICES.
You're going to fail Bernanke. You're failing right now. You've destroyed one nation's government and this evening, as I write this, a second is falling apart. The madman behind the second, Qaddafi, has apparently ordered his military to strafe civilians, murdering hundreds.
But behind it all, your policies and those of your cronies, believing in an indefinite Ponzi Scheme of exponential debt without bound, are responsible for every bit of what's happening today worldwide - and what is to come tomorrow.
The only way you can stop it is to admit you were wrong, pull liquidity and allow the insolvent institutions to collapse. And collapse they will - all of them. I'm convinced you know that too. And I'm also convinced that there's three words you will never utter so long as you infest Washington DC: I ****ed up.
So here we sit as Americans, with no solution. There is nobody in Congress or The Administration that has the balls to stop you, and you're too much of a douche to admit you blew it and do what should have been done three years ago.
As a result, all we have left is to be prepared for what's to come.
It's not going to be pretty, and I hope Americans are ready for it.
Congratulations Ben Bernnake. Your place in history is secure, and I'm sure Beelzebub thanks you daily for your cooperation.
Some day I'm quite sure you'll meet him face-to-face.
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Mayor Bloomberg is a Trader and a Traitor

The new Bloomberg ISLM platform has resources for investing in fixed income, equities and money markets that comply with Shariah


Ground Zero Mosque Mayor Bloomberg Launches Islamic (Sharia) Finance Platform


Stop It! The West Didn’t Cause The Middle East Mess

Autocracy is a function of Middle Eastern culture and Islam. So let’s put the blame where it belongs.

Peter Schweizer
Feb 22nd 2011

British Prime Minister David Cameron just gave a speech in Kuwait where he proclaimed that the West has contributed to Middle Eastern instability by backing autocratic regimes. The Left has been arguing this for years. And the media has been picking up on this notion of western “guilt” as they cover the dramatic events in the region.

I understand why Cameron said what he said on a political level: he’s trying to get out in front of change that seems to be sweeping the Middle East. But the claim is absolutely ridiculous. Repression and autocracy are organic to the Middle East. Care to read a history book about what the place was like, 150 years ago, before oil was discovered? Let’s just say it was not a pretty place. A British colonial presence actually made it a far more humane place.

Repression and autocracy are not western imports. No one can seriously claim that the involvement of the west in the region has made the place worse. Indeed, the more western a regime in the region is in its cultural and political orientation, the more free it tends to be. Israel stands out in this regard. But even when you look at the other countries the same holds true. Kuwait or Iran? Bahrain or Libya? The more western, the less repressive. A strong western influence means liberalization...


Middle Eastern-style Democracy At Work

Two million Egyptians in Tahrir Square chant "To Jerusalem we are heading, martyrs in the millions"

America's enemies' stunning revelation: their time has come

As Obama Retreats, Ahmadinejad Advances
As James Lewis writes today at American Thinker, the United States is in retreat, step by step. Ahmadinejad has surrounded our ally Israel on almost all sides (Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, perhaps Egypt) as well as in the Mediterranean with the Turkish armed forces and Iranian war ships transiting the Suez Canal. And clearly, Obama is letting it all happen, as no other American president has ever done...
Read the entire piece.
Lewis goes on to suggest that Obama's policy of appeasing our enemies and shafting our allies is the biggest Western gamble since the Hitler appeasement policy of the 1930s. Surely it has to be apparent that this is not going to end well, and Barack Obama is on his way to making Jimmy Carter look like an effective defender of American and Western values.

On 'Israel, Obama, and Christians
Sharon Sebastian writes at STACLU:
As the Middle East erupts in turmoil, Israel appears to be isolated both politically and physically. As Egypt calls for democracy, the resulting destabilization in the region has become a flashpoint for the rise of Islamic radicalism. Even so, a seismic shift in the extremists' confidence occurred long before the Egyptian uprising. America's enemies experienced a stunning revelation that their time had come as they, and the world, viewed the once unthinkable act of an American president bowing to a Saudi king. Obama's bow symbolized an undeniable sign of America's weakness and a crack in the armor of America and its ally, Israel. The call for a worldwide Caliphate is at its peak. Replete with Sharia law, its goal is the destruction of America and Israel. First and foremost, jihadi terrorists are waging a war of religions...

Video: Sheik Qaradawi's "Victory Speech" at Tahrir Square
Let there be no doubt about it ... it's about Islamic conquest, not democracy. The last minute or so deals with the 'Palestinians' and you will note that the Egyptians there all yell "Amen."
As Pamela Geller has pointed out, the self-important Google schmuck and "60 Minutes" darling, Wael Ghonim, to whom many point as the Social Networking guru behind the overthrow of the Egyptian governement, was barred from the stage by Qaradawi.


Somali "Pirates" Execute 4 American Hostages:
More on this story here

Shocking Level of Influence Exposed: Union Boss Trumka Talks to White House EVERY DAY and Visits a Couple Times A Week

Blaze Exclusive: International Anarchists, Socialists and Marxists (Not Average Union Workers) Have a Substance-Fueled Rave While Taking Over Wisconsin State Capitol

DOE: Two-Thirds of WI 8th Graders Can't Read Proficiently... - Despite Highest Per Pupil Spending in Midwest

Monday, February 21, 2011

Atlas Shrugged... The Movie!

Not So Strange Bedfellows

The Muslim Brotherhood’s Political Pilgrims

The hard left's unsurprising romance with the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist organizations. (Also read: It begins: Qaradawi to lead Friday prayers in Cairo at the Tatler.)
Friday, February 18th, 2011 - by Jamie Glazov

The Left’s political pilgrimage vis-à-vis totalitarian monstrosities continues unabated. With the Islamo-Fascist Muslim Brotherhood now poised to share governance in Egypt in the post-Mubarak era, progressives worldwide are salivating with glee. And it’s to be completely expected of course: the Left has a long and eerie tradition of worshiping at the feet of tyrants and terrorists. The Muslim Brotherhood is the ideological forebear of Hamas and al-Qaeda. Its top priorities are to implement Sharia law, annihilate Israel, and purify Egypt from American and Western infections with human blood. Naturally, the Left has now found a new target for a political romance.

The usual suspects are leading the progressive charge: the notorious Obama fundraiser group Code Pink, the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL), A.N.S.W.E.R., and the International Action Center (IAC), founded by Ramsey Clark. These leftist groups are now on the frontlines cheering on the Islamists in Egypt as Khomeini-style killing fields loom ominously on the horizon for the Middle Eastern country. Members of the political faith simply can’t contain themselves from worshiping at the feet of tyrants who are set on perpetrating a mass slaughter and are intent on bringing the carnage to America. Anti-American “feminist” Naomi Klein set the tone perfectly a few years back for her comrades when, in a column in The Nation, she enunciated her heartfelt longing for Muqtada al-Sadr’s killing fields to come to New York...

Don't hold your breath...

Read it all here: UK Islamic supremacists to hold White House "rally, a call for the Sharia, a call for the Muslims to rise up and ­establish the Islamic state in America"

'It is only right the call is made in the heart of Western ­civilisation in front of the biggest pharaoh that ­exists today, which is Barack Obama.'
He added: 'I think the American people's hearts and minds are open to receive Islam as an alternative way of life. We expect thousands to come out and support us.'

Choudary was invited to come to Washington by the Islamic Thinkers Society, an Islamic supremacist group based in New York that echoes Choudary's open call for Sharia, including its bloodthirstiest aspects: the ITS threatened my life a few years ago. "Extremist cleric to lead White House protest calling for Muslims to 'rise up and establish Islamic state in America,'" from the Daily Mail, February 20...


U.S. Gov‘t Software Creates ’Fake People’ to Spread Message via Social Networking
Sean Kerrigan
February 18th, 2011

The US government is offering private intelligence companies contracts to create software to manage "fake people" on social media sites and create the illusion of consensus on controversial issues.
The contract calls for the development of "Persona Management Software" which would help the user create and manage a variety of distinct fake profiles online. The job listing was discussed in recently leaked emails from the private security firm HBGary after an attack by internet activist last week...

Friday, February 18, 2011

Quote Of The Day...

"I'm of the belief that had God appeared in front of President Obama in 2009 and said if he could do one thing on the face of the planet, and one thing only, to make the world a better place and give people more hope and opportunity for the future, I would venture that it would have something to do with finding the two-state solution to the Middle East."

- Obama's (former) National Security Advisor Gen. James Jones during his February, 2011 visit to Israel, claiming that it is God's will that Israel withdraw to indefensible borders and effectively blamed the political turmoil in Egypt on the absence of a Palestinian state.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Radical Islam or Mainstream Islam?

Radical Islam. What does this mean?
February 02, 2011
By Dave Gaubatz

... Does it mean that there are a few Muslims who take Islam to the extreme and cause violence throughout the world? In order for innocent people and countries to combat the threat of violent Islamic jihad, we have to redefine "radical Islam." If the majority of Muslims adhere to sharia law (at least in their hearts), then we must confront the possibility that "radical Islam" is actually mainstream Islam.
Sharia law is an all-or-nothing concept. A true Muslim can't take certain parts of sharia and adhere to certain aspects but not others. Physical jihad is a part of sharia law, and even when Muslims can't fight in the name of Islam, they must support the mujahadeen (fighters) financially, or at the very least in their hearts.
Many readers will criticize me for saying that 80-plus percent of Muslims desire sharia in all aspects. I can only say this because I have been going to Saudi Arabia and the Middle East since 1979, and the majority of Muslims do desire sharia law to be implemented in all parts of the world. Muslims in the Middle East desire sharia law and an Islamic ummah (nation) worldwide, and unfortunately for Americans, this means America as well.
While assigned to Iraq in 2003, I had the opportunity to interrogate numerous enemies of prisoners of war (EPW). I have to admit that I was a bit selfish, but I wanted to know what were going to be the next attacks in America. Over and over we were told the next attacks were going to attack the "hearts" of Americans. I was persistent and wanted to know exactly what this meant. We were told that the "hearts" of Americans were their children.
If Americans believe that al-Qaeda and their cognates such as CAIR, ISNA, the MSA, MANA, and a host of others will not attack our children, they are living with a false sense of security. I blame this false sense of security on our U.S. president and his administration. I also blame our FBI for attempting to make Americans feel safe when in actuality they are not. America could suffer another 9/11-style physical attack much worse than we had on this day. The cards are in the hands of Islamic terrorists. They have the capability to carry out such attacks any day they desire. They have the support, money, knowledge, and most importantly, the desire to carry out these attacks.
What is most frightening is that my researchers and I have conducted research at over 250 Islamic centers in America. The vast majority desire to destroy America -- and our House, Senate, president, and senior law enforcement officials give them the opportunity.
The most important question people have is this: how do we stop the pending attacks? The answer is quite simple. Islam is not a religion. Islam (according to Islamic scholars) is a military, economic, and political ideology that uses "religion" to carry out the ultimate goal of world domination (again according to their leading scholars of Islam both in the U.S. and in the Middle East).
The following are materials obtained at Islamic centers in the U.S., and this is what the Muslim children are being taught:

1. "The objective of Islamic Jihad is to put an end to the dominance of the un-Islamic systems of government and replace them with Islamic rule, Islam intends to bring about this revolution not in one country or in a few countries but in the entire world. Although initially it is the duty of every member of the Muslim party to work for revolution wherever he lives the final purpose is nothing but a world revolution. Any revolutionary ideology which upholds the good of all mankind, and is not of a mere national unit, cannot limit its horizons to those of any single country or nation."Book: Come let us change this World, pages 106-107. Author: Sayyid Abul A'la Mawdudi, founder of Jamaat-e-Islami (The Islamic Party), a political party in Pakistan.

2. "If you accept the whole of Islam in your life ... a time will come when Communism will fear for its survival in Moscow, Capitalistic democracy will tremble for its safety in Washington and New York." Book: Ibid., page 83.

3. "Islam requires the earth -- not just a portion, but the whole planet."
Book: Jihad in Islam, page 10. Author: Syed Abul A'la Maududi.

4. "Every Muslim should have the desire for martyrdom in his heart. If he is unable to go into the battlefield, he should certainly have the desire for martyrdom in his heart."
Pamphlet: "40 Hadith on Jihad," page 7. Author: Maulana Abdus Samad Siyal. Published in Pakistan.

5. "It is learnt from this Hadith that physical jihad will continue right till the day of resurrection and will be waged as such in some part or the other of the world". We do not deny the benefit of waging an academic and intellectual war. However, an intellectual war alone cannot be fought everywhere. There are special places and occasions for it. In short, despite waging a jihad with the tongue, pen, rationale and intellect, the Muslim community cannot be absolved of the duty of waging physical jihad."
Pamphlet: Ibid., pages 21-22.

6. "A martyr will go directly to heaven."
Pamphlet: Ibid., page 59.

7. "The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger and strive after corruption in the land, will be that they will be killed."
Booklet: "Duties of the learned to Ignorant Muslims," page 5. Author: Abdul Qadir Oudah (Muslim Brotherhood/Egypt). Published in Pakistan.

8. "Whatever is against Sharia, is unlawful for Muslims, irrespective of any Government which has declared it lawful or has ordered it to be acted upon because the right of legislation for any Government is restricted to the condition that the law framed by it should be in accordance with the Sharia, its fundamentals and legal spirit. Now, if any Government considers it lawful to exceed these prescribed limits, then because of this attitude of the Government, unlawful shall not become of this attitude of the Government, unlawful shall not become lawful and it would not be lawful for any Muslim to act upon or enforce laws against the Sharia. Rather in such a situation it becomes obligatory for every Muslim to refuse to accept those laws and abstain from acting upon them, for it is unconditional for the Muslims to obey the orders of men in power."
Booklet: Ibid., page 34.

9. "Justice demands that tyranny and oppression should not be allowed to work havoc in the world." The Holy Qur'an clearly beings out the fact that Qital (physical Jihad/Fighting) is not an end in itself in Islam, but a means to a higher and nobler end - the welfare of humanity". "The person who raises arms in order to curb tyranny and oppression and to eradicate evil are the blessed souls who fight in the way of Allah."
Pamphlet: Jihad in Islam, page 15. Author: Abdul Hameed Siddiqi (Jemmah Islamiyah). Published in Pakistan.

10. "The Islamic State is that it is an ideological state." The Qur'an and the Sunnah would be the chief sources of of the public law of the land."
Pamphlet: "Political Theory of Islam," pages 31 & 33. Author: S. Abul A'la Maududi (Founder of JI terrorist organization).

11. "The Front is Everywhere. You have been well aware now of the categorical injunction of the Islamic Shari'ah that whenever an enemy attacks any part of Darul Islam, Jihad for its defense becomes obligatory (Fard) on every Muslim." "Jihad is obligatory on all the Muslims does not necessarily mean that all of us should take to arms and proceed to the battle-front. Jihad is a very wide term and its connotation is not confined to just the clash of arms only. In fact it denotes the entire war-effort which is made to uphold our cause and win victory over the enemy. Out of the many and varied fronts of war, battlefield is just one of them. Warfare requires total effort and all sections of people-nay, each and every citizen in the rear-must contribute his share, however humble, to strengthen the capability of those fighting on the front line. This duty of doing our best, dedicated to enhance the fighting ability of our soldiers, is too a Jihad. Indeed, every bit of work done, the minutest service rendered, is Jihad. The gallantry and dedication of the armed personnel no doubt is the key to success but next in importance for the successful prosecution of war is the procurement of money, means, and material. Besides, the qur'an warns us that if a person fails to contribute financially, he in face invites his own doom."
Pamphlet: "Call to Jihad," pages 9-10. Author: Syed Abul A'la Maududi.

12. "Islam wishes to destroy all States and Governments anywhere on the face of the earth which are opposed to the ideology and programme of Islam regardless of the country or the Nation which rules it. Islam requires the earth-not just a portion, but the whole planet. Towards this end, Islam wishes to press into service all forces which can bring about a revolution and a composite term for the use of all these forces is 'Jihad.'"
Pamphlet: "Jihad in Islam," pages 9-10. Author: Syed Abul A'al Maududi.

13. "Slay the disbelievers whenever you find them. The disbelievers should be killed in whatever month or time they are found."
Book: Ma'ariful Qur'an, Vol. 1, page 534.

14. "Islam is a revolutionary ideology and program which seeks to alter the social order of the whole world and rebuild it in conformity with its own tenants and ideals"
Pamphlet: "Jihad in Islam," page 8. Author: Syed Abul A'la Maududi.

15. "Islam wishes to destroy all States and Governments anywhere on the face of the earth which are opposed to the ideology and programme of Islam regardless of the country or the Nation which rules it."
Pamphlet: Ibid., page 9.

16. "Islam requires the earth -- not just a portion, but the whole planet."
Pamphlet: Ibid., page 10.

17. "The objective of the Islamic ‘Jihad' is to eliminate the rule of an un-
Islamic system and establish in its stead an Islamic system of state rule.
Islam does not intend to confine this revolution to a single State or a few
Countries; the aim of Islam is to bring about a universal revolution."
Pamphlet: Ibid., page 24.

18. Ali Al Timimi (editor):
Convicted in 2005 and serving life plus seventy years for advocating terrorism against America. Timimi is supported by CAIR, was their "man of the year," and is often invited by our congressional leaders to give the opening prayer.

This book is distributed by Saudi Arabia as da'wah material. Public libraries throughout America have this book donated for our children to better understand Islam.

Dave Gaubatz was the 1st U.S. federal agent in Iraq (2003).