November 7, 2009
"Part of a Protected Species" ... Lt. Col. Ralph Peters with an Ice Cold Bucket of Truth
Hey, I am off for the weekend. Every one check your caves before bedding down. Watch out for Demos voting in the middle of the night and for crazed dentists.
November 6, 2009
Here's an E-mail I received earlier today...
Craziest Action Alert You May Ever Receive
Dear Fellow Tea Party Patriots,
Thank you for your generous monetary donations this past week. We have raised over half of the funds for the Farmer Relief and Freedom Relay. That is enough to launch us. Once the checks are in, we may still send one more fund raising email out next week.
In the meantime, this maybe the craziest email you have ever received. The work we did around the country and in DC yesterday was powerful and instrumental. There were over 50,000 of you in DC in less than a week's notice. The lines outside the Congressional Office Buildings to pass through security were at or near historic levels.
The votes in favor of health care reform are fewer today than they were when we woke up yesterday morning. We are making a difference. But it still may not be enough yet.
Congressman King and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann called me this afternoon to specifically make a plea to you, the Tea Party Patriots. The Congressmen are concerned that we hit a crescendo and they want to make sure that our efforts were not in vain. We all know how much is at stake.
So, here is what these 2 Congressmen are asking Tea Party Patriots who are within driving distance of DC to do: come back tomorrow, Saturday, November 7 at 1:00 pm. Yes, I am as exhausted as you. I just got back to Atlanta and am now going to be back in DC tomorrow. Yes, I wonder why they did not just call this morning so I could stop those of you who were in DC from California, Illinois and other places and you could stay one more night.
Here is the plan and is going to sound crazy. The plan is for us to literally surround the Capitol and to make a lot of noise doing it. A LOT OF NOISE. So, bring your musical instruments, trumpets, boom boxes, snare drums, cymbals, noise makers, bag pipes, boat horns and even your crying babies. We are going to make sure they hear us NOW!!!! You I'm only joking about the crying babies. The longer we can postpone the vote on health care, the better chance we have of stopping the government from taking it over.
If there is anyway for you to drive or fly to DC and be there at 1:00 eastern, please reply to email@example.com to let me know. If you can be there within a 4 - 6 hour drive or a 1 - 2 hour flight, consider making this sacrifice one more time.
Our Founding Fathers pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. They made it possible for us to make our voices heard with the gift they left to us: the Constitution. Many, many of us have sacrificed time out of our lives, our fortunes whether large or small, and are promising our sacred honor to protect the Constitution and our way of government for future generations. As much as I want to tell these two Congressmen they are crazy to ask us to do this, I realize that Tea Party Patriots has been fighting this issue since May. If it comes down to this scheduled vote tomorrow night and the health care bill passes the House by 8 or less votes and I had not made this plea to you, I will always wonder "what if?"
We are so close to turning the tide in the House of Representatives. Please join me again tomorrow as we make ourselves heard louder and louder and louder with our voices and instruments and other noise makers.
If you cannot be there (and we truly understand if you cannot), here is what you can do:
Call the Congressmen listed below in your state and tell them to vote no. Tell them a vote yes on this bill will be viewed as betrayal to the Constitution.
Forward this email to anyone you know who might be able to drive or fly to DC tomorrow or who will be willing to make phone calls
Listen live on Tea Party Patriots Blog Talk Radio
Your Fellow Patriot,
Jenny Beth Martin
Tea Party Patriots, National Coordinator
P.S. Many of you have expressed concern because the event in DC yesterday turned into a partisan love fest. Know that yesterday's event was a press conference. Tea Party Patriots as an organization was not invited to join this press conference specifically. Tea Party Patriots did not plan the event. We did not invite ourselves to be on the agenda.
When you the grassroots told us you were going, we made sure to be there to assist you in contacting your Congressmen and navigating the House Office Buildings.
I have a personal, verbal commitment from both Congressman King and Congresswoman Bachmann that it will not be that way tomorrow. The next few days, our focus must be health care. We will address partisan politics in the coming weeks after dealing with health care. Be assured this is your movement. The other National Coordinators and I will do all we can to protect your movement for you. We will ensure that Tea Party Patriots' agenda stays focused on the core principles that unified us on April 15th, July 4th, July 17th, in August, and on September 12. The are fiscal responsibility, Constitutionally limited government, and free markets.
Targeted House of Representative Members
Rep. Michael Arcuri, New York 24th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3665, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-1891
Local Office Number: (315) 252-2777/2778, Local Fax Number: (315) 252-2779
Rep. John Boccieri, Ohio, 16th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3876, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3059
Local Office Number: (330) 489-4414, Local Fax Number: (330) 489-4448
Rep. Allen Boyd, Florida, 2nd
DC Office Number: (202) 225-5235, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-5615
Local Office Number: (850) 561-3979, Local Fax Number: (850) 681-2902
Rep. Christopher Carney, Pennsylvania, 16th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3731, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-9594
Local Office Number: (570) 585-9988, Local Fax Number: (570) 585-9977
Rep. Gerald "Gerry" Connolly, Virginia, 11th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-1492 DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3071
Local Office Number: (703) 256-3071, Local Fax Number: (703) 354-1284
Rep. Henry Cuellar, Texas 28th
DC Office Number: 202-225-1640, DC Fax Number: 202-225-1641
Local Office Number: (210) 271-2851, Local Fax Number: (210) 277-6671
Rep. Steve Driehaus, Ohio, 1st
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2216, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3012
Local Office Number: (513) 684-2723, Local Fax Number: (513) 421-8722
Rep. Chet Edwards, Texas, 17th
DC Office Number: 202-225-6105, DC Fax Number: Fax: 202-225-0350
Local Office Number: (979) 691-8797, Local Fax Number: (979) 691-8939
Rep. Brad Ellsworth, Indiana, 8th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4636, DC Office Fax: (202) 225-3284
Local Office Number: (812) 465-6484, Local Fax Number: (812) 422-4761
Rep. Bob Etheridge, North Carolina, 2nd
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4531
Local Office Number: (919) 829-9122
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona, 8th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2542, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-0378
Local Office Number: (520) 881-3588, Local Fax Number: (520) 322-9490
Rep. Deborah "Debbie" Halvorson, Illinois, 11th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3635, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3521
Local Office Number: (815) 726-4998, Local Fax Number: (815) 726-8024
Rep. Paul W. Hodes, New Hampshire, 2nd
DC Office Number: (202) 225-5206, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-2946
Local Office Phone: (603) 223-9814, Local Fax Number: (603) 223-9819
Rep. Jay Inslee, Washington, 1st
DC Office Number: (202) 225-6311, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-1606
Local Office Number: (360) 598-2342, Local Fax Number: (360) 598-3650
Rep. Paul Kanjorski, Pennsylvania, 11th
DC Office Number: 202-225-6511, DC Fax Number: 202-225-0764
Local Office Number: 570-825-2200, Local Fax Number: 570-825-8685
Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Ohio, 9th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4146, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-7711
Local Office Number: (419) 259-7500, Local Fax Number: (419) 255-9623
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, Arizona, 1st
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2315, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-9739
Local Office Number: (928) 226-6914, Local Fax Number: (928) 226-2876
Rep. Ron Klein, Florida, 22nd
DC Office Number: (202) 225.3026, DC Fax Number: (202) 225.8398
Local Office Number: (561) 544-6910, Local Fax Number: (561) 544-2864
Rep. Suzanne Kosmas, Florida, 24th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2706, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-6299
Local Office Number: (407) 208-1106, Local Fax Number: (407) 208-1108
Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio 10th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-5871
Local Office Number: (216) 228-8850
Rep. Jim Langevin, Rhode Island, 2nd
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2735, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-5976
Local Office Number: (401) 732-9400, Local Fax Number: (401) 737-2982
Rep. Stephen Lynch, Massachusetts, 9th
DC Office Number: 202-225-8273, DC Fax Number: 202-225-3984
Local Office Number: 617-428-2000, Local Office Fax: 617-428-2011
Rep. Daniel B. Maffei, New York, 25th
DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3701, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-4042
Local Office Number: (315) 423-5657, Local Fax Number: (315) 423-5669
Rep. Ed Markey, Massachusetts, 7th
DC Office Number: 202-225-2836
Local Office Number: 781-396-2900
Rep. Alan B. Mollohan, West Virginia, 1st
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4172, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-7564
Local Office Number: (304) 292-3019, Local Fax Number: (304) 292-3027
Rep. John Murtha, Pennsylvania, 12th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2065, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-5709
Local Office Number: (814) 535-2642, Local Fax Number: (814) 539-6229
Rep. Glenn C. Nye III, Virginia, 2nd
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4215, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-4218
Local Office Number: (757) 326-6201, Fax: (757) 326-6209
Rep. Tom Perriello, Virginia, 5th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4711, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-5681
Local Office Number: (434) 293-9631, Local Fax Number: (434) 293-9632
Rep. Gary Peters, Michigan, 9th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-5802, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-2356
Local Office Number: (248) 273-4227, Local Fax Number: (248) 273-4704
Rep. Nick Rahall, West Virginia, 3rd
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3452
Local Office Number: (304) 325-6222
Rep. Laura Richardson, California, 37th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-7924, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-7926
District Office Number: (202) 225-7924, District Fax Number: (202) 225-7926
Rep. Ciro Rodriguez, Texas 23rd
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4511, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-2237
Local Office Number: (830) 757-8398, Local Fax Number: (830) 752-1893
Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, Maryland, 2nd
DC Office Number: 202-225-3061, DC Fax Number: 202-225-3094
Local Office Number: 410-628-2701, Local Fax Number: 410-628-2708
Rep. Linda Sanchez, California, 39th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-6676
Local Office Number: (562) 860-5050
Rep. Kurt Schrader, Oregon, 5th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-5711, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-5699
Local Office Number: (503) 588-9100, Local Fax Number: (503) 588-5517
Rep. David Scott, Georgia, 13th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2939, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-4628
Local Office Number: (770) 210-5073, Local Fax Number: (770) 210-5673
Rep. Adam Smith, Washington, 9th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-8901
Local Office Number: (253) 593-6600, Local Fax Number: (253) 593-6776
Rep. Peter Visclosky, Indiana, 1st
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2461, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-2493
Local Office Number: (219) 795-1844, DC Fax Number: (219) 795-1850
Rep. David Wu, Oregon, 1st
DC Office Number: (202) 225-0855, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-9497
Local Office Number: (503) 326-2901, Local Fax Number: (503) 326-5066
Rep. John Adler, New Jersey 3rd
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4765, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-0778
Local Office Number: (732) 608-7235, Local Fax Number: (732) 608-7268
Rep. Jason Altmire, Pennsylvania 4th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2565, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-2274
Local Office Number: (724) 378-0928, Local Fax Number: (724) 378-6171
Rep. Brian Baird, Washington 3rd
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3536, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-2478
Local Office Number: (360) 695-6292, Local Fax Number: (360) 695-6197
Rep. John Barrow, Georgia 12th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2823, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3377
Local Office Number: (706) 722-4494, Local Fax Number: (706) 722-4496
Rep. Melissa Bean, Illinois 8th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3711, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-7830
Local Office Number: (847) 517-2927, Local Fax Number: (847) 517-2931
Rep. Marion Berry, Arkansas 1st
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4076, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-5602
Local Office Number: (870) 972-4600, Local Fax Number: (870) 972-4605
Rep. Rick Boucher, Virginia 9th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3861, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-0442
Local Office Number: (276) 628-1145
Rep. Dennis Cardoza, California 18th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-6131, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-0819
Local Office Number: (209) 383-4455, Local Fax Number: (209) 726-1065
Rep. Travis Childers, Mississippi 1st
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4306, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3549
Local Office Number: (662) 841-8808, Local Fax Number: (662) 841-8845
Rep. Jim Costa, California 20th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3341, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-9308
Local Office Number: (559) 495-1620, Local Fax Number: (559) 495-1027
Rep. Artur Davis, Alabama 7th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2665, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-9567
Local Office Number: (205) 752-5380, Local Fax Number: (205) 752-5899
Rep. Joe Donnelly, Indiana 2nd
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3915, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-6798
Local Office Number: (574) 288-2780, Local Fax Number: (574) 288-2825
Rep. Parker Griffith, Alabama 5th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4801, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-4392
Local Office Number: (256) 551-0190, Local Fax Number: (256) 551-0194
Rep. Baron Hill, Indiana 9th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-5315, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-6866
Local Office Number: (812) 288-3999, Local Fax Number: (812) 288-3873
Rep. Steve Kagen, Wisconsin 8th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-5655, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-5729
Local Office Number: (920) 437-1954, Local Fax Number: (920) 437-1978
Rep. Daniel Lipinski, Illinois 3rd
DC Office Number: (202) 225-5701, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-1012
Local Office Number: (312) 886-0481, Local Fax Number: (773) 767-9395
Rep. Jim Marshall, Georgia 8th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-6531, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3013
Local Office Number: (478) 464-0255, Local Fax Number: (478) 464-0277
Rep. Jim Matheson, Utah 2nd
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3011, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-5638
Local Office Number: (801) 486-1236, Local Fax Number: (801) 486-1417
Rep. Michael E. McMahon, New York 13th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3371, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-1272
Local Office Number: (718) 351-1062, Local Fax Number: (718) 980-0768
Rep. Michael Michaud, Maine 2nd
DC Office Number: (202) 225-6306, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-2943
Local Office Number: (207) 942-6935, Local Fax Number: (207) 942-5907
Rep. Harry Mitchell, Arizona 5th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2190
Local Office Number: (480) 946-2411
Rep. Collin C. Peterson, Minnesota 7th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2165, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-1593
Local Office Number: (218) 847-5056
Rep. Mike Ross, Arkansas 4th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3772, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-1314
Local Office Number: (870) 881-0681, Local Fax Number: (870) 881-0683
Rep. Ike Skelton, Missouri 4th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2876
Local Office Number: (816) 228-4242
Rep. Bart Stupak, Michigan 1st
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4735, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-4744
Local Office Number: (906) 786-4504, Local Fax Number: (906) 786-4534
Rep. Gene Taylor, Mississippi 4th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-5772, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-7074
Local Office Number: (228) 864-7670, Local Fax Number: (228) 864-3099
You are the heart and soul of the Tea Party Movement. Thank you for promoting the causes of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets with us!
Your Tea Party Patriots National Coordinator Team,
Debbie Dooley, Mike Gaske, Kellen Giuda, Ryan Hecker, Jenny Beth Martin, Mark Meckler, Sally Oljar, Diana Reimer, Billie Tucker, and Dawn Wildman
Jenny Beth Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org, 770-878-1550)
Dawn Wildman (email@example.com)
Mark Meckler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pudding Fatal to Militants
The dead militants were identified as Mohammad Amin (alias Qaiser) and Bashir Ahmed (alias Saifullah), while two other militants, one of whom was seriously wounded, escaped the bear.
Militants Waiting Patiently for Pudding
10 November 2049
Islamist Islands North Atlantic Council
Belgravia, London SW1
TO: Abdul Aziz al-Filistani
Islamist Studies Union
Mohammed Qutb Towers, Unit 26
SUBJECT: January Lecture
DATE: 10 November 2049
Thank you for your invitation to Chair the Islamist Studies Union in January. I accept, although overland travel for a man my age is difficult, and I'm still burdened by my new book "Sceptres and Scimitars". But, I've been told that you have over 20,000 members now, with the Anglo-Saxon faculty heavily represented, so I will definitely come. Fifty years of Jihad contains at least four lectures. More on the subject of my first lecture in a moment.
You probably know that I played a part in changing the name of Magdalen College to Zarqawi College over twenty years ago. Our renewal work in that department actually met only token resistance. The superannuated Christian instituitions and iconography had already been emptied of meaning by the people of these lands, so the actual demolition of their symbolism and, even, architecture, was easy. But to us, Christianity even in its secular and mass cult forms was suffocating. Something as seemingly innocuous as their Christ's image on an outer garment or a cross necklace worn by a depraved popular singer was anathema to us.
In my address you've suggested I avoid mention of the mass-killings and riots of blood-letting of thirty years ago, if only that the young express some revulsion at these admonitions. They think that political and population majorities were enough to declare victory.
But you must recall that this region has a history of such cleansing and renewal. Force is more natural to them, upon reflection, to punctuate authority. It was necessary. At any rate, no one really cared, at the time, either about the Jews or about the infidels who adhered to morbid and blasphemous faiths. Today, most of the lament about, and memory of, those days come from the old of this land and not from the young. Indeed, conversion has helped. Look at the numbers! Blessings and peace be upon you!
We have many things to talk about. The Catholic problem, and the confused Pope we installed in Rome. America and the chaos in the Southwest and old Spanish territories is discouraging, I know. But the west and east coasts of America, and some northern interior places are ours, especially where there are the strong, erosive currents of a large university.
And that brings me to the subject of my first lecture. I've been considering, for some time, the possibility that their theology, once sanitized of their God, made undifferentiated goodness, or fanatical tolerance of all ways of life equally moral. It was not long before the "intelligentsia" as they called them (the style-makers as we know them) could be made to embrace and advance any idea at all, even if it had the smell of self-extinction about it. Strange. It's not rational to declare victory over a culture that was slowly committing suicide, so we must avoid spiritual pride.
But keep in mind, Abdul, that the people who might elicit your sympathy, those we've corrected and saved and eliminated, were people with a very low price tag. We recognized very early that they craved the comforts of life so much that, eventually, not killing them was perceived as a gift. Allah Akhbar.
Local Dentist kills 3, injures 7
Three people have been killed and 7 injured at Shirlene's Salmon & Honey Shack on Fester Street in a rampage that officials believe was carried out by a local dentist who was scheduled for a Brazilian bikini wax later that afternoon.
The assailant was identified by the Carlisle Pennysaver as Dr. Charles Stearns, a local dentist. Stearns was initially reported to have been sedated with a tranquilizer dart, but police told a late night news conference that Stearns was wounded and in custody. Dr. Stearns is not talking to authorities, said police.
Stearn's brother, 'Big Frank' Stearns, issued this statement late Thursday.
"We are shocked and saddened by the terrible events at The Salmon & Honey Shack today. We send the families of the victims our most heartfelt sympathies," the statement read. "Charlie is an American citizen. He was Born in Carlisle and raised here in Carlisle... Our family loves Carlisle. We are proud of Carlisle, and saddened by today's tragedy. We hope that hate groups will not jump to conclusions"
Sterns allegedly broke through the store's front door, devoured 3 gallons of honey and almost 50 pounds of smoked salmon. He then attacked a costumed group of customers who had gathered in the store prior to the start of downtown Carlisle's annual Trout Festival & Parade. Among the wounded was a female security officer who tried to pry a package of expensive Salmon Jerky from Stearns' grasp.
At this time, officials are unwilling to speculate as to a motive for the attack.
November 5, 2009
Quiz on Ft. Hood Murderer
Now, bonus question: True or False: The latest Muslim to murder innocents also spoke approvingly of suicide bombers earlier this year.
If you want to know whether there are serious, foundational problems within Islam, note that the real concern expressed by CAIR and others today is whether there will be some sort of blowback against Muslims because of Hasan's actions.
Shouldn't there be some sort of serious scrutiny of an ideology that continues to spawn armies of zombies whose primary tactical weapon is to launch surprise attacks on non-combatants and the unarmed? Are we too politically correct to ask the tough questions? Does Islam sanction violence against infidels? If it does not, then why do so many of its adherents go down this path? And why are Muslims largely silent on this? Why is open and rampant anti-Semitism tolerated, as if it were an article of faith?
The sleuths in the MSM won't ask these questions for militant jihadis make the points of many of their post-modern critiques of Western Civilization.
Back to the reality on the ground here in Texas ... I hear a Texas woman wounded and stopped Hasan. It figures.
Now, the justice system and the 24/7 news cycle will get drunk on Hasan Fever. I need to get over to MSNBC to see if Olber-Exaggerator can bring himself to even say the name of this coward.
I say let Hasan loose and if he makes it out of Texas, he goes free.
But I jest. The Judeo-Christian value system that Hasan and his ilk decry prevents rough justice. But there will be ultimate justice.
And I've got news for you. It's not going to be dispensed by a jihadi.
Enarchs and H.R. 2102
In 1940, the French Vichy Government concluded that French glory had faded in the preceding two to twenty years. Their solution was to establish 60 "leadership schools". The infinitive "to lead" and its tenses hadn't been stricken from the language, only from French minds, and the Germans certainly noted the irony.
One of these schools, in the southern Alps, went on to become the model, the great Ecole Nationale d'Administration. It soon became known simply as the ENA. It milled and polished truckloads of civil servants, and dumped them into French society. At first, they were the best and brightest, meritocrats, well-travelled; well-educated in every way.
By the mid 1950's, graduates were simply known as "enarchs", and the process of their advancement known as "enarchization". They filled most senior positions in French civil administration. Their numbers grew, and the story of their subsequent opportunism is complicated. It had a lot to do with the failure of the Fourth Republic, the creation of the Fifth and DeGaulle's 1958 Constitution which favored enarchs as a special political class. The Constitution was drafted by Michael Debre, one of the main architects of the ENA.
Under Debre's Constitution, civil servants could be elected to Parliament. When they left elected office, they could resume their old jobs with full benefits. Their numbers grew because the levers of power could be turned to the benefit of the enarchs as a class. Since the 1970's, it's been estimated that 70 percent of all members of Parliament have been civil servants.
Six of seventeen prime ministers since 1958 have been enarchs. Worse, the nationalization of large companies since 1936 gave enormous influence over business to civil servants. A tradition called "pantoflauge" (slippering) permits enarchs to be loaned to private companies. The end is a petrified mangerial class with its hands clasped to power and the things that sustain it.
What the French started in 1940 and codified in 1958 was the immutable government law of unitended consequences, the awful symmetry that develops when the interests of of the nation are seen to be the same as the interests of government. The goals of government are not the goals of the individual.
Here's where H.R. 2102 comes in. Many Democrats, and a few of the suspect Republicans, have seen the future, and it's Them. They've concocted an American version of the ENA. The United States Public Service Academy. Anyone interested in this monstrosity can resort to Google, and read of the sad formulae for the multiplification of liberals and other world-turners who will gorge at the public trough and manage your life.
You'll find Hillary Clinton on board, and Jim Moran, Biden and Boxer, and before he stopped drinking permanently, Teddy, and the defeated panty-waist CT Republican Chris Shays, and Specter; Sheila Jackson Lee and Conyers and Mikulski and Jim McDermott.
The USPSA is modeled after West Point (laughter here), and designed to produce 5000 graduates a year for $205 million annually. Graduates need to uphold the brain-burning 2.5 GPA in a government curriculum school. They get free education with a five-year public service requirement in "civil service, the public sector and other needed fields". How does the public sector differ from civil service, and on the other side of the looking glass, what are the other "needed fields"?
Such an idea from such people is a cancer on a free society. Civil servants churned out by an intellectual Gulag end up managing everything from Washington DC down to your local transfer station. The bad always drives out the good. H.R. 2102 is being driven in the dark, with the lights out. Pay attention. These criminals, liars, punks and shrews keep a low profile.
The Forced March to Mediocrity
Thursday, November 5, 2009
“It becomes increasingly clear that the pattern of American fiscal policy is being brought into consonance with the Karl Marx communist theory that through a division of the existing wealth, mankind will be brought to a universal standard of life - a degree of mediocrity to which the Communists and their fellow travelers seek to reduce the people of this great nation. Whether it be by accident or design, such policy, formulated with reckless indifference to the preservation of constitutional liberty and our free enterprise economy, coupled with rapid centralization of power in the hands of a few, is leading us toward a communist state with as dreadful certainty as though the leaders of the Kremlin themselves were charting our course.” General Douglas McArthur, 1952Today, the United States of America, a nation that once prospered beyond imagination, and stood as the final barrier between liberty loving societies and tyrannical regimes on a global scale, is in the Twilight Zone. What was up is down, what was unjust is just, what once was recognized as tyranny is now called freedom and what was once the domain of the citizenry is now the realm of a ruling regime that chooses to force all of us to accept and participate in the national March to Mediocrity.
WE, the people, are being enslaved as a result of our own machinations. Under OUR watch was created a blind and deaf behemoth we now recognize as a central-planning collectivist federal government. Blind, because it claims it fails to see how its policies are destroying the American character and is shredding the intent of OUR founders…The Republic. Deaf, because it claims to not hear the high-decibel majority voice…crying out for the continuation and protection of individual Freedom. What have WE created?
The perverted, and yes, un-American, pieces of legislation oozing their way through the halls of Congress over the past few years have taken advantage of our “lack of duty” to govern ourselves. We now find ourselves in a predicament that we have been warned of countless times, over decades, generations, and centuries…no longer are Americans a self-governed citizenry, we are virtually dictated to by that which we are supposed to control.
November 4, 2009
Democrats, Incumbents Get Wake Up Call
RICHMOND, Va. — Eager to drain the 2009 elections of drama and import, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs claimed Tuesday night that President Barack Obama was “not watching returns.”
You can be sure that he is studying them closely now: The off-year elections were, in two big races, anunmistakable rebuke of Democrats, reshuffling Obama’s political circumstances in ways likely to have severe near-term consequences for his policy agenda and larger governing strategy.
Independents took flight from Democrats. They suffered humiliating gubernatorial losses in traditionally Democratic New Jersey, where Obama lent his prestige in a pair of eleventh-hour campaign rallies Sunday, and in Virginia, which had been trending leftward and just last year was held up as an example of how Obama was redrawing the political map in his favor.
Tuesday night’s trends were emphatically not in Obama’s favor. Among those paying closest attention are dozens of Democrats who won formerly Republican congressional districts in 2006 and 2008 and are up for reelection in 2010. Many of these pickups that powered the Democrats’ recapture of Congress came in Southern and border states, or in the Ohio River Valley, where political conditions are similar to those in Virginia.
Obama now faces a much tougher challenge persuading these mostly moderate Democrats to put themselves further at risk by backing such liberal priorities as expanding government’s role in heath care or limiting greenhouse gases.
Good Night Last Night, but Remember ...
November 3, 2009
Hat tip to that Internet pioneer, TF Stern
Will Corzine Allies Steal the Election in New Jersey? ACORN, Dirty Tricks and Absentee Ballot Fraud
New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine is locked in the political fight of his life. With just hours left before voting, polls show a neck-and-neck race between Corzine and GOP candidate Chris Christie, with Independent candidate Chris Daggett pulling significant support. Obama and VP Biden are making last ditch pitches for the embattled governor. But evidence is building that Corzine’s campaign may see its only salvation is in rigging the election.
The first sign is a straight-up dirty trick. Daggett’s run for office is certainly convenient for Corzine, as he will help split any anti-Corzine vote. And, as a Corzine political appointee, one wonders if his candidacy wasn’t a set up to begin with. Now, in the final days of the campaign, it appears state democrats are paying for robo calls supporting Independent Chris Daggett. First reported here, the robo calls attack Christie (but not Corzine) and promote Daggett. At the end of the call, it is mentioned that the calls are paid for by a “project of the NJSDC.” No idea what that acronym stands for, but New Jersey State Democratic Committee, isn’t too big of a stretch. More interesting is the fact that the return number on the calls is the same number that was used to promote Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s election in closing days of the 2006 race.
More telling that the fix is in, however, is the sudden appearance of ACORN on the scene. Not by name, mind you, as their reputation is so tarnished that even New Jersey Democrats don’t want to be associated with them. No, in New Jersey ACORN sought cover behind its big brother, SEIU, specifically SEIU Local 32BJ.
The political director for the SEIU local is Peter Colavito. Just last year, he was ACORN’s political director in New York, working directly under Bertha Lewis, ACORN’s CEO and co-chair of ACORN-backed Working Families Party. He was, and remains, a top official and board member of the Working Families Party in New York. In fact, his wife is currently an employee of the Working Families Party. Corzine has made much of his endorsement by the SEIU local, failing to mention the union’s deep ties to both ACORN and its Working Families Party in New York.
November 2, 2009
Hee Haw Haw Haw!
This is old news, but the disgusting scene here is a band of French Line Dancers enjoying themselves in Paris. Before you know it they'll be adopting dance hall names like Enfant Samples, Roi Clarque and Bucque Henri, shrieking "Hey Gran-Pere, what's for supper!"
Then some subversive wag will yell back: "Cognac Shrimp en Beurre blanc sauce, Coquilles Saint-Jacques, peas with black eyes, bread of corn and Lone Star Beer!" This Reign of Terror must be killed in les cradle! The wild, decadent marotte le Americain has to be regulated!
Now Country and Western has become so big in France that the country's bureaucrats have decided to bring the craze under state control.
The French administration has moved to create an official country dancing
diploma as part of a drive to regulate the fad. Authorized instructors who have been on publically funded training courses will be put in charge of line dancing lessons and
Purges? Or Staying True to Conservative Values.
Don't fall for the hype that conservative wins in tomorrow's elections sound the knell for purges based on conservative "purity". There is still room for differing viewpoints in the conservative movement. We will not all agree about each and every issue that is out there. But you have to be kidding me when a gal like Scozzafava calls herself a Republican while representing unions, card check, failed stimulus and then goes on to endorse the DEMOCRAT candidate! Gimme a BREAK! Now the LIBS are whining that conservatives have begun "Stalinist Purges"???? Excuse me. Stalin did not believe in freedom, capitalism and the American Constitution. These are the candidates we want. The candidates we must INSIST upon! Don't let Gibb's cynical words poison your heart. We are on the right track here. Stay on course.
Pamela Geller at American Thinker wrote:
We all sucked it up. We went along. We embraced the ticket in the spirit of AROO -- (any Republican over Obama) -- and we held our noses until Sarah Palin came along. Ah, just a spoonful of Sarah helped the medicine go down.But now it's time to clean house. Newt and his ilk will be relegated to the dustbin of history, and deservedly so. Enough with the old, in with the true!Nothing happens for decades, and then decades happen in a day. So it was with 911, and so it is with Barack Obama in the White House. This terrible compromise between the RINOs and the conservatism is over. In any compromise between individual rights and collectivism, collectivism profits. It's all on the back of the individual. Basta!The new Republican partiers - Palin, Michelle Bachmann, Allen West - these people are our future. The RINOs belong to the past. It is over for them. It's over for the Newts, for Romneys, the Steeles, the David Keenes, the Norquists, the Lindsey Grahams. Scozzafava's failure was just the beginning. You ain't seen nuthin yet. It is time to kick the RINOs to da curb.The first traitor to go must be Olympia Snowe.It's time to take back the Republican Party.But first we must purge the voter rolls of all the Democrat fraud and skullduggery. Americans deserve clean elections.It's time to take back America.
China looks to export censorship
BBC News, Beijing
An official from China's consulate in the city called him to "urge" the festival to withdraw a film about the Chinese activist Rebiya Kadeer.
Beijing then tried to persuade the organisers of the Frankfurt Book Fair not to allow two Chinese writers to attend an event.
China says it does not interfere in the internal affairs of other countries.
But some see these acts as an attempt by China to use abroad the tough censorship measures it constantly employs at home.
Intimidation and threats
Richard Moore, the Melbourne festival's executive director, said he was astonished to receive the call from the city's Chinese consulate.
"It came down to [the consular official] saying we need to justify our decision to include the film in the programme. It was a remarkable display of confidence and arrogance," he said.
The festival decided to ignore the advice and go ahead with the film - about an activist who campaigns for better rights for China's Uighur minority - but that did not end the issue.
The festival organisation was subjected to an intense campaign of threats, intimidation and disruption, although it is not clear who - if anyone - orchestrated the campaign.
The festival e-mail address received insulting messages, there were waves of annoying phone calls and the fax machine was jammed with callers.
Some notes to the organisers contained messages threatening Mr Moore's family.
Internet hackers managed to break into the festival's online booking site, making it appear that session tickets had been sold out.
Hackers also managed to post a Chinese flag on the main website and Chinese film-makers withdrew their movies from the festival.
Hat Tip to Michael
November 1, 2009
California Unites to Defend ACORN against Attack from Media Giants
Attorney General Jerry Brown's office has opened an investigation into the controversy surrounding videos that purportedly show members of community organizing group ACORN giving advice on how to open a brothel.
In a letter to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger dated Sept. 25, Chief Deputy Attorney General James M. Humes said the office has "opened an investigation of both ACORN and the circumstances under which ACORN employees were videotaped." The governor had asked Brown two weeks ago to look into the incidents.
The probe was sparked by a series of hidden-camera videos in which a couple posing as a pimp and a prostitute are advised on how to set up a prostitution business by people identified as workers for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. The videos were taken in Washington D.C., San Diego, San Bernardino and cities in several other states.
Members of the organization are also under investigation in other states for alleged irregularities in registering voters.
Schwarzenegger issued a statement praising Brown's decision to investigate. "I am outraged and deeply concerned by these allegations," the statement said. "If these reports are true, they warrant prosecution under the fullest extent of the law."
Some people ain't understanding the whole Socialist ethic
That whole brotherhood of man thing...
... sure does work out well, on paper at least:
Just as Le Corbusier's white cruciform towers once excited visions of the industrial-age city of the future, so Vélib’, Paris’s bicycle rental system, inspired a new urban ethos for the era of climate change.
Residents here can rent a sturdy bicycle from hundreds of public stations and pedal to their destinations, an inexpensive, healthy and low-carbon alternative to hopping in a car or bus.
But this latest French utopia has met a prosaic reality: Many of the specially designed bikes, which cost $3,500 each, are showing up on black markets in Eastern Europe and northern Africa. Many others are being spirited away for urban joy rides, then ditched by roadsides, their wheels bent and tires stripped.
With 80 percent of the initial 20,600 bicycles stolen or damaged, the program's organizers have had to hire several hundred people just to fix them. And along with the dent in the city-subsidized budget has been a blow to the Parisian psyche.
"The symbol of a fixed-up, eco-friendly city has become a new source for criminality," Le Monde mourned in an editorial over the summer. "The Vélib’ was aimed at civilizing city travel. It has increased incivilities."
h/t no pasaran
Most Odious Words/Phrases in the English Language: #1
Here is what some one who uses this phrase really means: "Please, please think I am intelligent and know that while I have no idea what nihilism is, I gladly bend over and take what ever it is ... and then I will glibly declare that "it is," I don't care what Bill Clinton said, I think I know what it means. Please strike me squarely in a painful location for trying to sound smart when I am really just wanting to give in and end all discussion and/or productive efforts in the current circumstances."