Quote of the Day 06/24/12

“Why are we proud? We are proud, first of all, because from the beginning of this Nation, a man can walk upright, no matter who he is, or who she is. He can walk upright and meet his friend–or his enemy; and he does not fear that because that enemy may be in a position of great power that he can be suddenly thrown in jail to rot there without charges and with no recourse to justice. We have the habeas corpus act, and we respect it.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), 34th US President, WWII General

“Murphy’s Law” by Jim Murphy

Hello once again from the West Texas Headquarters For Jingoistic SUV Driving Large Coke Drinking Popcorn Eating Fossil Fuel Burning Angry Right Wing Conspirators.

G-20:

It is becoming more and more difficult for me to watch more than a couple of minutes of Barack Hussein Obama making a speech or answering questions before a TV audience.

If there was ever any doubt in your mind about the total incompetence and extreme liberal views of the current president then his performance at the G-20 meeting in Mexico should have cleared the air.

Yesterday evening I turned on FOX News and watched the speech given before a bunch of more than likely liberal members of the media. Barack Hussein Obama rambled on about various subjects and made absolutely no sense whatsoever and just proved that not only does he not know a hell of a lot, he doesn’t even suspect very much.

Then came a question and answer period where he was asked questions by members of the press, which I am sure were cherry picked by the world’s most articulate and intelligent human, and his responses to those questions proved my previous point.

When a sitting U.S. President comes across as if everything in Europe was pretty much headed in the right direction then it is time to replace this bozo. Europe IS NOT fine. Europe and the EUROZONE are on the verge of collapse but the world’s most intelligent and articulate human would have us believe that he has a firm grasp on the problem and that the solution lies in more bailouts and excessive spending.

After his performance even Bill O’Reilly had to observe that Obama’s performance was really sub-par and was rambling and quite pointless. Charles Krauthammer was even less impressed.

Even the (Sub) Standard Times printed an article which pointed out that the leaders of the G-20 made no major decisions regarding solving the problems facing not only Europe but the U.S. as well. This article pointed out that the conservative leaders of the United Kingdom, South Korea and Germany took the position that budget cuts were crucial to restoring worldwide confidence. But the left-leaning governments in Argentina, Brazil and France have denounced the self-imposed austerity plan for struggling countries such as Spain and Greece and pushed for MORE STIMULUS SPENDING. “More Stimulus Spending”. Sound familiar? Hmmm, I wonder which side Obama favors?

HOLIDAY:

Once again the members of the liberal news media have gotten it wrong. I have read several articles and heard numerous reports on various news programs that June 19th (Juneteenth) is a NATIONAL HOLIDAY. Some reports have said that while it is not a NATIONAL HOLIDAY it is a STATE HOLIDAY in many states. Some uninformed boobs have said that June 19th was the day on which Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation which freed all the slaves. I will address this on down the road.

Now, to me, a Holiday is a day on which most people, other than emergency personnel, are given a day off from work with pay. And in many areas those emergency personnel who do have to work on the Holiday are given double pay for that day. Juneteenth does not fall into this category. Some employees who have what is called a floating holiday choose to take June 19th off using that floating holiday.

Let me give you just a partial list of so called Holidays which fall into the same category as Juneteenth:

June 5th —— World Environment Day
June 14th —– Flag Day
May 2nd——- Roberts Rules Of Order Day
May 5th —— Cinco De Mayo
May 9th ——- Receptionist Day
April 14th —– National Pecan Day
March 2nd —- Employee Appreciation Day
March 12th — Girl Scouts Day
March 17th — St. Patrick’s Day
March 20th —- International Earth Day

And there are hundreds more.

Now I am only trying to point out that Juneteenth IS NOT A NATIONAL HOLIDAY……………. at least not yet. I have read some reports where there are some attempts being made to make it a National Holiday. OK. So, what is Juneteenth?

On June 19th, 1865 Federal Troops who had landed in Galveston, Texas the day before made the slaves in that area aware that the Civil War had ended and that they were free. It had absolutely nothing to do with any other state or any other group of people. AND, for those of you who reside in The People’s Republic of San Francisco, the Emancipation Proclamation DID NOT grant all slaves their freedom. This held true only for the states who had seceded from the Union BUT DID NOT INCLUDE the States of Kentucky, Missouri, Maryland, Delaware, Tennessee and only the slaves in Jefferson County, West Virginia were granted their freedom. Also the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by Abraham Lincoln on September 22, 1862 and went into effect on January 1, 1863.

Also for those of you residing in The Freedom Loving Worker’s Province of Austin, this information might come in handy; The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which was ratified on December 18, 1865 granted freedom to all of the former slaves and in effect made slavery of any people illegal.

VERDICT:

Finally a verdict in the Roger Clemens case. NOT GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS. I guess the jurors felt sort of like I do. I am not completely sure that Roger Clemens lied to Congress and I feel like it is IMPOSSIBLE to lie to the single largest group of liars; cheats; bigots; criminals on the planet.

I heard several reports, all of which said that the prosecution of Roger Clemens on these charges had cost in the neighborhood of $3 MILLION DOLLARS. Of course I am sure that the Liberals/Moderates/Progressives/Democrats/Socialists think this is a wise use of tax dollars. How about you? What do you think?

PRAYER LIST:

Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil, Joe & Ruth Lucero, Ted Salgado -NM – Ella Dunlop, Bill Wigginton, Kaleigh Paige Hudgens, Cliff Peiser, Bobby Peiser, Bob Wallman, Maria Tupaz, Bernice Murphy, Don Faubion, Judy Langham, Liz Deguren, Roger Tucker, John Gallemore, Zak Krejci, Debra Blake – TX – Sr. Delphine Grigas (95) – IL – Paul & Debby Gula, Mike Burkebak, Lanelle Kittlestad, Alan Miller, Debbie McKeown, Violet Fermin, Carlos Fernandez, Hamilton Anderson, Arlene Anderson – FL – Irma & L.T. Drennan – OK – Therese Skaggs, Lynn Jones – NE – Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban – MD – Sharon Fields, Rocky Leonard – AZ – Susan O’Brien, Kate Powell, Annise Kennedy, – CA – Keith Chambers – CO – Meryl Coleman – OR – Hal Whitmore – DE – Herb Johnston – NY – Josip & Lela Slivar – ZAGREB, CROATIA – Alain Smulders – CARACAS, VENEZUELA

{GySgt. Daniel West, MSgt. (Ret) Randy Morrow , 1st Lt. Michael Rice, 1st Lt. Nick Francona, GySgt. James Walker, CAPT. George Zeigler, CAPT. Catherine Schmidt (Fiancé of Capt. Zeigler) SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, RCT Graydon J. Phillips, * 2nd LT. Levi English; SSgt. Eric Harmon – USMC} – {Kenneth Thomas -USCG} { SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth Chaffon, Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown; SSgt. Rebecca Goodwin; 1st LT. Mandie Yates – USAF} – { Capt. Brian Kriss – TxANG} – {Lt. William Jourdan, CDR Robert McLay, Ensign Tommy Brown, Lt. Michael Brown, LCDR Jeff Palmer – US NAVY} – {Ethan English, Russell Brown, Tim Supko (USNA ’74) – US NAVAL ACADEMY} – {Bud Barnett – USNA ’74} – (SSgt. Mike Campagna – SPECIAL FORCES} – {SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball, SSgt. Travis McGowan, Michael B. Hudgens, Scott Hillyer, Jeff Schoonover – US ARMY} – {All of the men and women presently serving in the United States Military, “DARKHORSE” 3RD BATTALION 5TH MARINES and their families}

John Mallory – DEA – Fr. Joseph M. Peek, Gary and Cindy Hogman, Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.

QUOTES:

“It bothers me a little when conservatives call Barack Obama a SOCIALIST. He certainly is a member of the free market, and wants politicians and bureaucrats to make the fundamental decisions about the economy. But that does not mean that he wants government ownership of the means of production, which has long been a standard definition of socialism………….. What President Obama has been pushing for, and moving toward, is more insidious government control of the economy, while leaving ownership in private hands. That way, politicians get to call the shots but, when their bright ideas turn to disaster, they can always blame those who own businesses in the private sector.”… THOMAS SOWELL

“One of the reasons why both pro-Obama and anti-Obama observers may be reluctant to see him as fascist is that both tend to accept the prevailing notion that fascism is on the political right, while it is obvious that Obama is on the political left.”….. THOMAS SOWELL

“President Obama’s latest political ploy — granting new rights out of thin air, by Executive Order, to illegal immigrants who claim that they were brought into the country when they were children — is all too typical of his short run approach to the country’s long run problem.”… THOMAS SOWELL

“The time to shake off this dead weight of past mistakes is now.”… HARRY TRUMAN

“Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.”… PATRICK HENRY

NEW VARMINT LIST:

Barack Hussein Obama, Michelle Obama, George Soros, Louis Farrakhan, Debbie Wasserman (Schultz DNC Chairperson), Leon Panetta, Supreme Court Justices – Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Eric Holder, John McCain, Valerie Jarrett

Congressional Black Caucus, ACLU

MORE STUFF:

In Houston, Texas the local Police have a video recording to help them search for a man who spray-painted Pablo Picasso’s WOMAN IN A RED ARMCHAIR at a Houston art museum. The article said that the vandalism happened Wednesday afternoon at the Museum where nine Picasso Paintings were on display. A spokesman said that museum security officers detected the vandalism almost immediately when the paint was barely dry. OK. If this is the case, I must assume that some of the spray paint must have gotten on the frame. How else could you tell that a Picasso painting had been vandalized? They all look like someone vandalized them.
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An article in the (Sub) Standard times tells us that yesterday in New Orleans the Southern Baptist Convention voted to elect is first African-American (their words, not mine) president in one of its biggest steps yet to RECONCILE the 167 year old denomination’s TROUBLED RACIAL PAST and APPEAL TO A MORE DIVERSE GROUP OF BELIEVERS. Sounds good, right?

My only problem with this type of thinking is that I have to question the Southern Baptist Convention’s reasons for electing a black president. If he was elected because he was the most qualified then it should make no difference to which ethnic group he belongs.

BUT, if he was elected purely because he was black and it was done to make up for past views then I have a problem with that kind of thinking. AND, if I were the first black president of that organization and I was told that I was elected to make up for the past…. then I would be a bit pissed. If this is not racism, then what is?
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Another article in the (Sub) standard Times told of an Israeli tow truck driver who shot and killed two Palestinians and wounded a third when they were attempting to rob him in the West Bank. The three Palestinian robbers beat the Israeli man over the head with chains and bars before he opened fire on them in self-defense. Alls I can say is that it is a good thing he didn’t do this in Florida.
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In Mason, Texas a gentleman named Lee Graham had called the Mason High School football games for their local radio for the past 42 years. A total of 463 games. The final game he called was on December 15, 2011 which was the first State Football Championship in that school’s 95 year history.

Last summer, Lee Graham had cancer surgery and was undergoing chemotherapy treatments. After the first couple of treatments he lost 30 pounds and was very weak. He knew that if he continued the treatments he’d be too weak to call the Mason football games. So without hesitation he cancelled the treatments in favor of calling the Mason Puncher football games.. Mason rolled up a 15 – 0 record racking up an endless stream of astronomical statistic including 771 points and winning the Class A, Division I State Championship in Cowboy Stadium.

Lee Graham passed away last Wednesday at the age of 76. A man who sacrificed his health for the community he loved. And according to reports, his community also loved him.
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If you are not ashamed of the President of the United States…. you should be. He is weak and evidently according to what I have seen of his recent performances with other world leaders he is a complete joke. He appears to be more concerned about how he is viewed by the “International Community” than he is by his own countrymen.

November is the time to dump him and every single Liberal/Progressive/Moderate/Democrat/Socialist we can. If the House of Representatives fails to hold Eric Holder in Contempt then Boehner needs to be replaced by someone with some guts. I have a few replacements in mind.

DUMP ‘EM ALL………….Except for Allen West

JEM

A White House mess by John Podhoretz

One little-known fact about the world of journalism is that news organizations prepare obituaries of famous people while those people are still alive, so that packages of material will be ready to go when a death is announced.

Over the past week, journalists have been writing articles that have the quality of these sorts of pre-obituaries — only the event they’re anticipating isn’t the last breath of an individual but the defeat of President Obama’s re-election bid.

Even more striking, these journalists aren’t conservatives indulging in their deepest wish, but rather liberals who admire Obama and want to see him win a second term.

Al Hunt, who was for decades the voice of liberal conventional wisdom as the Washington bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal, declared yesterday in his Bloomberg column that Obama “needs an intervention.”

Channeling the view of a dozen unnamed leading Democrats, Hunt said “the central challenge” is for Obama to craft “a compelling narrative from the president and campaign, which [these Democratic sages] describe as unusually insular and arrogant.”

The Obama people won’t listen, he complained: “Any outreach by Obama’s Chicago acolytes to hear out these arguments is limited and superficial. A longtime Democratic strategist predicts defeat unless there is some boldness.”

Read more from NY Post

Obama Threat to Capitalism By Sharon Sebastian

The battering of freedom, faith and the economy under Barack Obama has been relentless. It has been a busy first term for the President. Obama is learning that no man, president or king, can neither dictate faith nor douse the flames of freedom in America. Obama’s severest blow to the nation has been, thus far, economic. As one destructive regulation after another emanate out of the Obama White House, businesses across America realize that they are under siege. Question: What is it about free-market capitalism that Barack Obama so dislikes? The answer: It isn’t socialism.

Socialism is the government forcibly taking from those who have earned what they have and giving it to others. Crushing initiative, innovation and self-reliance, it foments class envy, racial strife and government welfare as it devours a nation. A Socialistic government controls the economy, property and natural resources to the exclusion of individual prosperity and achievement. Socialism leads to other oppressive forms of government. Communism requires class warfare. Nazism requires race warfare. Socialism requires a combination of both class and race warfare. All suppress rights and freedoms. If left unchecked, all lead to fascism with government’s iron-grip controlling all facets of life, both public and private.

If given a second term, Obama will finalize his attack on American capitalism, replace it with a repressive form of Socialism and finish the job he has begun. Free-market capitalism is the opposite of oppressive systems. Unlike Obama’s economic policies, free-market capitalism is the real “stimulus” for jobs and national growth. So, what is the appeal of Socialism to Barack Obama? For starters: Control. Power. Authority over who succeeds in the marketplace. Limitation of rights to those voicing opposition and elimination of Constitutional checks and balances by the judicial and legislative branches of government. Obama’s ultimate goal is to bring America, its citizens, its resources, its laws, its courts and its Constitution under a one-world, socialistic government. First, he must kowtow the American people. If re-elected, that strategy will emerge in 2013 to be implemented by his 40-plus politburo of unelected Czars.

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The Fascist Threat by Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.

Everyone knows that the term fascist is a pejorative, often used to describe any political position a speaker doesn’t like. There isn’t anyone around who is willing to stand up and say, ‘I’m a fascist; I think fascism is a great social and economic system.”

But I submit that if they were honest, the vast majority of politicians, intellectuals, and political activists would have to say just that.

Fascism is the system of government that cartelizes the private sector, centrally plans the economy to subsidize producers, exalts the police state as the source of order, denies fundamental rights and liberties to individuals, and makes the executive state the unlimited master of society.

This describes mainstream politics in America today. And not just in America. It’s true in Europe, too. It is so much part of the mainstream that it is hardly noticed any more.

It is true that fascism has no overarching theoretical apparatus. There is no grand theorist like Marx. That makes it no less real and distinct as a social, economic, and political system. Fascism also thrives as a distinct style of social and economic management. And it is as much or more of a threat to civilization than full-blown socialism.

This is because its traits are so much a part of life — and have been for so long — that they are nearly invisible to us.

If fascism is invisible to us, it is truly the silent killer. It fastens a huge, violent, lumbering state on the free market that drains its capital and productivity like a deadly parasite on a host. This is why the fascist state has been called the vampire economy. It sucks the economic life out of a nation and brings about a slow death of a once-thriving economy.

Let me just provide a recent example.

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