Saturday, August 07, 2010
Ramadan in 2010 will start on Wednesday, the 11th of August and will continue for 30 days until Thursday, the 9th of September.
FOR MUSLIMS, THE YEAR IS 1431.
THEY BEHAVE THAT WAY, TOO.
(THE JPEG ON THE RIGHT DEPICTS A MASSACRE OF CHRISTIANS BY MUSLIMS IN THE 15TH CENTURY.)
I THINK WE SHOULD CALL IT ... HEAVEN:
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- DOES HITCHENS THINK THIS VAST ARRAY OF IMMENSE INTENSE GALACTIC ACTIVITY WILL ONE DAY EVENTUALLY GIVE RISE TO 1,000,000,000 MONKEYS TYPING THE PLAYS OF SHAKESPEARE AT RANDOM?
- OR DOES HE THINK IT WILL DEVOLVE INTO A GOLD POCKET-WATCH?
IOW: AGW = TFBS.
HOW SHOULD WE RETALIATE AGAINST THE JIHADIST'S ATTACK ON THE JAPANESE OIL TANKER - AND HOW CAN WE PREVENT FUTURE ATTACKS?
BBC: THE JAPANESE TANKER WAS HIT BY THE JIHADISTS.
THEY'RE THREATENING THE FLOW OF OIL OUT OF THE PERSIAN GULF.
EVEN CARTER SAW AN OPEN PERSIAN GULF AS A VITAL INTEREST. (MORE HERE.)
HOW SHOULD WE RETALIATE AGAINST THE JIHADIST'S ATTACK ON THE JAPANESE OIL TANKER - AND HOW CAN WE PREVENT FUTURE ATTACKS?
NOT BY CONTINUING TO DO WHAT WE'VE DONE TO DATE.
WE NEED TO CRANK IT UP A FEW NOTCHES - ON ALL FRONTS:
- WE NEED TO USE BIGGER BADDER WEAPONRY- EVEN A FEW NUKES AGAINST THE ENTRENCHED TALIBAN
- AND WE NEED TO EXERT GREATER DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS
- AND MORE SANCTIONS AGAINST MORE MUSLIM NATIONS LIKE PAKISTAN AND SAUDI ARABIA.
- SLOWLY BUT SURELY THE ENEMY IS FORCING US TO USE UP OUR PRECIOUS RESOURCES AND THEY'RE SLOWLY WEAKENING OUR ECONOMIES.
- AND SOON THEY WILL GET WMD'S - EVEN NUKES.
- THEN ALL BETS ARE OFF.
THE LONGER WE WAIT THE HIGHER THE COSTS OF THE FINAL, INEVITABLE CONFLICT.
IF WE WANT TO MAKE THE RECESSION HISTORY, THEN WE HAVE TO MAKE THE DEMOCRATIC CONTROLLED CONGRESS HISTORY
THE HEIGHT OF IDIOTIC APPEASEMENT:l IRAN SANCTIONS ARE WORKING, SO OBAMA AND HILLARY WANT TO OFFER IRAN QAN OLIVE BRANCH!?!?
... an orchestrated series of global sanctions has brought more economic pain for Iran than its government anticipated, are making a renewed appeal to Iranian leaders to reopen negotiations on the country’s nuclear program that collapsed last year.
The administration’s renewed opening to Iran comes as evidence mounts that gasoline shipments to the country have slowed drastically, that at least some banks, from Europe to Pakistan, have cut off dealings with the country for fear that they will lose access to the United States financial system and that Iranian officials are unable to get foreign investment in a series of multibillion-dollar oil and gas projects.
Much of that evidence has been put forward by local media in the Persian Gulf region and is difficult to confirm, although officials with the United States Treasury Department say they also believe that Iran is having trouble getting investment for oil and gas projects.
Mrs. Clinton argued that “the scope and reach” of an orchestrated set of sanctions adopted over the past two months in the United States, Europe and parts of Asia “have had real bite,” and have given the West new leverage. Iran’s leadership, she argued, has “undertaken dramatic diplomatic and commercial maneuvers to prevent the sanctions from being imposed on them, but they are falling short, much to their surprise.”
But both Mrs. Clinton, in a 20-minute telephone conversation on Friday, and Mr. Obama, in an unusual assessment to editorial writers and columnists at the White House last week, acknowledged that Iranian leaders might be unwilling to give up the nuclear program — a huge source of national pride — despite the escalating cost.
“It may be that their ideological commitment to nuclear weapons is such that they’re not making a simple cost-benefit analysis on this issue,” Mr. Obama told editorial writers and columnists in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Wednesday. One of Mr. Obama’s advisers said that while Iran had indicated a willingness to start some kind of talks in September, its reaction to the sanctions “could be to speed up the nuclear program.”
Iran says that its nuclear program is strictly for peaceful purposes, a claim that many Western countries doubt.
Mr. Obama’s and Mrs. Clinton’s back-to-back public statements appeared part of an effort to signal to the Iranian people that the sanctions would only worsen if the Iranian government did not find what Mrs. Clinton called “a pathway” to negotiations. Mr. Obama went further, telling the columnists that he wanted “to put before the Iranians a clear set of steps that we would consider sufficient to show that they are not pursuing nuclear weapons.” He added, “They should know what they can say yes to.”
WOULD FDR OR TRUMAN LOOKED FOR SOMETHING FOR HITLER "TO SAY YES TO" - SHORT OF AN UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER!?!?
NO EFFIN' WAY!
WE OUGHT TO BE RUTHLESSLY PURSUING REGIME CHANGE, AND SIGNALING TO THE IRANIAN PEOPLE THAT IF THEY OVERTHROW THEIR JIHADIST OVERLORDS WE WILL BE THERE TO HELP THEM REBUILD IRAN AS A DEMOCRATIC, PLURALISTIC AND NON-THREATENING NATION, AND AN ALLY OF THE WEST - AS IT ONCE WAS.
INSTEAD, OBAMA SEEKS NEGOTIATIONS WITH AHMADINEJAD.
Lebanese president vows to arm military with advanced weaponry
President Suleiman lauds army's performance during Tuesday's border clashes with Israel, says 'it's necessary to resist Israeli aggression.'
- EVEN THE UN ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE IDF WAS INSIDE ISRAEL WHEN ATTACKED - UNPROVOKED - BY THE LEBANESE MILITARY.
- HIZBALLAH EVEN PLANNED THIS ATTACK - AND EVEN HAD HIZBALLAH "JOURNALISTS" ON SIGHT BEFORE THE ATTACK TO FACILITATE THE PRODUCTION OF PROPAGANDA.
- AND IT APPEARS THAT THE SO-CALLED UN "PEACE-KEEPERS" WHO WERE ON-SIGHT ON THE LEBANESE SIDE OF THE BORDER APPARENTLY AIDED HIZBALLAH.
- AND NOW WE HAVE THE LEBANESE PRESIDENT TRYING TO EXPLOIT THIS EVENT TO ESCALATE TENSIONS - TENSIONS THAT ONLY BENEFIT IRAN.
AND THE SOONER WE DO IT THE BETTER.
BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY AND USING ALL NECESSARY FORCE.
As many as six Americans and two other foreigners were shot to death during an aid expedition to a remote area in the north.And the left thinks our response to this should be RETREAT!?!?!?
No effin' way. The scum that did this deserve to die, and we need to wipe them pout for the globe's safety-sake: jihado-scum that do this would do anything: As Tony Blair said in 2001: the jihadIsts are only limited by their means.
Our response should be a coupla NUKES dropped wherever the Taliban rule - whether inside Afghanistan or Pakistan's lawless regions.
We shoulda done this in November of 2001. FDR and Truman woulda.
AND THIS JIHADO-SCUM AIN'T JUST "PROSELYTIZING" IN SOUTH ASIA, (OF COURSE):
Westerners In Saudi Face Attack Threat: U.S. Embassy
The U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia said Westerners face possible attack from unidentified extremists in the central province of al-Qassim, in the first warning of its kind this year.
"We have received credible information that an unidentified extremist (s) in Saudi Arabia may be planning to attack Westerners working and living in al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia," the embassy said in a statement posted on its website.
"The timing and method of potential attacks are currently unknown," said the statement dated August 4, urging U.S. citizens to "exercise prudence and enhanced security awareness at all times."
WHEREVER THERE IS ISLAM THERE IS JIHADO-TERROR. ALWAYS HAS BEEN; ALWAYS WILL BE.
JIHADO-TERROR WAS MOHAMED'S M.O. & SOP.
NOTHING HAS CHANGED.
Friday, August 06, 2010
From the top of the globe to the bottom, we are witnessing patterns of cold weather that may be indicators of the expected global cooling period that many scientists feel we are entering, or already have. ('Cooling series' Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5)
Arctic temperatures appear to be cooler than those in in the 1950's
San Francisco July temperatures coolest since 1971
Germany, first 6 months of 2010 coldest in 14 years
San Diego, coldest July since 1933
Brazil, tropical fish freezing
Bolivia, 6 million fish killed by colder temperatures
Peru, declares emergency due to plunging temperatures
Antarctic sea ice growing at fastest rate ever
Southern Hemisphere, global cooling could be killing penguins
IOW: AGW = TFBS.
WE CAN PUT A HALT TO THE AGW MADNESS THIS NOVEMBER": VOTE GOP!
AN UNBELIEVABLE ATTACK ON FREE SPEECH: the MTA and Bloomie won't allow SIOA posters
- AN ISLAMIC CENTER CAN GO ANYWHERE ELSE. WHY DO THEY WANT IT TO BE THERE?
- FOR THE SAME REASON THEY BUILT A DOME ON THE SITE OF THE TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM, AND A MOSQUE AT AYODYA IN INDIA, AND BLEW UP THE BUDDHAS OF BAMIYAN. THEY'RE DOING IT IN ZANZIBAR RIGHT NOW.
- ISLAM SEEKS DOMINATION - BY ANY & ALL MEANS, AND BLOOMBERG AND THE MTA ARE AIDING AND ABETTING THEM.
- THEY ARE TRAITORS TO THE WEST. BLOOMBERG IS A FAIRLY CORRUPT LIB, TOO; NYTIMES:
Charity Backing Bloomberg’s 3rd Term Got Millions
It is clear that an array of well-qualified organizations have been either saved or improved by the mayor’s giving. But many people, not least of all those politicians who have taken on the mayor, have seen a political calculation in the mayor’s largess.I LIVE IN NYC. HAVE FOR 30 YEARS.
Was he merely underwriting good groups, they have asked, or buying political loyalty?
“There is probably no clearer example of how Mike Bloomberg uses his immense private wealth for public power in a fashion that is unprecedented not only at the city level but at the state and national levels, as well,” Douglas A. Muzzio, a professor at the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College, said, referring to the Doe Fund.
BLOOMBERG IS A LOUSY MAYOR; FROM 2002-2008, THE CITY HAD BEEN COASTING SINCE RUDY LEFT.
RUDY DID ALL THE HEAVY-LIFTING. SINCE 2008, IT'S BEEN ALL DOWNHILL.
BLOOMIE HAS BEEN AN ANNOYING LEFTIE NANNYSTATER.
HE HAS ATTACKED SMOKERS AND PATRIOTS MORE THAN JIHADISTS.
HE HAS INCREASED THE NUMBER OF MUNICIPAL FLOWER-POTS.
THE MOSQUE BELONGS NEAR GROUND ZERO AS MUCH AS A KKK BURNING CROSS BELONGS ON THE SITE OF THE LORRAINE MOTEL.
OUTLETS LIKE THE NYTIMES REFER TO MICHELLE'S LUXURIOUS TRIP TO SPAIN AS A "MOTHER DAUGHTER GETAWAY":
Michelle Obama took her younger daughter, Sasha, to southern Spain this week for a mother-daughter getaway.THIS IS ONE HUGE FREEKIN' LIE.
I HAVE SEEN DOZENS AND DOZENS OF PHOTOS OF MICHELLE AND SASHA WALKING IN THE VERY ADULT STREETS OF SPAIN AND NOT ONE SHOWS MOTHER AND DAUGHTER HOLDING HANDS OR EVEN IN THE SAME ROW OF THE ENTOURAGE.
SASHA AND MICHELLE DON;T SEEM LIKE THEY EVEN LIKE EACH OTHER.
THIS TRIP IS OBVIOUSLY A BIG EGO THING FOR MICHELLE, WHO SEEMS TO ME TO BE NOTHING MORE THAN A NASTY LEFT-WING ANTI-AMERICAN FAT-ASSED UGLY BITCH.
ERGO: BARRY WAS HAPPY SHE WENT AWAY FOR A WHILE!
NOT ONLY IS HER TRIP A HUGE P.R. DISASTER; IT'S A DISGUSTING WASTE OF MONEY.
WE CAN FIX THIS IN NOVEMBER: VOTE GOP - A GOP CONGRESS CAN CUT WHITE HOUSE VACATION FUNDS!
BBC: Climate change talks 'backslide' at Bonn
IF CLIMATE CHANGE WAS THE IMPENDING CATASTROPHE THEY CLAIM IT IS, THEN THEY WOULD BE TELE-CONFERENCING INSTEAD OF JETTING ALL OVER THE FREAKIN' GLOBE!
Global climate change talks have moved backwards since last year, say negotiators from both rich and poor nations at discussions in Germany.
The US envoy said some countries had "walked away" from commitments made at Copenhagen last year to contain greenhouse gas emissions...
... Negotiators are working towards the next climate summit in November.
There is one last preparatory meeting, in Tianjin, China, in October, to draft a negotiating text before the summit in Cancun, Mexico.
"At this point, I am very concerned," said chief US negotiator Jonathan Pershing at the conclusion of a week of talks in Bonn.
"Unfortunately, what we have seen over and over this week is that some countries are walking back from progress made in Copenhagen, and what was agreed there."
IOW: AGW = TFBS.
I am sick and tired of hearing about it.
Let me remind them and their dupes: colonialism ended for most of South America more than 150 years ago and it ended for Africa - and India - more than 50 years ago.
In that time, nations like Israel have built themselves into full economies and vibrant democracies.
India has done it.
Only the whining leftist dominated former colonies still suck.
ERGO: the real problem isn't the colonial heritage; it's the socialism.
These former colonies would do better if they emulated the USA and Britain more and invited us into their economies more. As even Vietnam has been doing.
IOW: the real bogeyman was NEVER the big ol'bad USA hegemony.
It was and remains the left.
IF YOU WANT TO MAKE POVERTY HISTORY, THEN YOU HAVE TO MAKE SOCIALISM HISTORY.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Even though it isn't wired for broadband, this prehistoric domicile does have beds and even a fireplace.
Anthropologists have unearthed the remains of an apparent Neanderthal cave sleeping chamber, complete with a hearth and nearby grass beds that might have once been covered with animal fur.
Neanderthals inhabited the cozy Late Pleistocene room, located within Esquilleu Cave in Cantabria, Spain, anywhere between 53,000 to 39,000 years ago, according to a Journal of Archaeological Science paper concerning the discovery.
Living the ultimate clean and literally green lifestyle, the Neanderthals appear to have constructed new beds out of grass every so often, using the old bedding material to help fuel the hearth.
"It is possible that the Neanderthals renewed the bedding each time they visited the cave," lead author Dan Cabanes told Discovery News.
Cabanes, a researcher at the Weizmann Institute of Science's Kimmel Center for Archaeological Research, added that these hearth-side beds also likely served as sitting areas during waking hours for the Neanderthals.
"In some way, they were used to make the area near the hearths more comfortable," he said, mentioning that artifacts collected from various other Neanderthal sites suggest the inhabitants prepared stone tools, cooked, ate and snoozed near warming fires.
HERE'S WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE NOW:
IF THIS IS HOW THEY TREAT THEIR COMPATRIOT FRIENDS, THEN...
Bail has been denied for a 42-year-old central Florida man accused of stabbing a friend to death and then drinking his blood.
Lopez was picked up Wednesday after he was spotted by a citizen. He is accused of killing Macario Cruz in a house they shared in Bartow.
A third resident, Cruz's sister-in-law Mariella Mendez, told police that Lopez fatally stabbed Cruz because he was having an affair with her. Lopez is the uncle of Mendez and Cruz's wife, who lives in Mexico.
A police report shows the men had an argument in which Lopez struck Cruz in the face with a 15-pound dumb bell. He then allegedly threatened to kill them both unless the relationship ended.
Authorities say Lopez returned later and stabbed Cruz to death. Mendez told police Lopez left with a plastic cup in his hand that appeared to hold blood. She said he drank from the cup in a strange ritual from their native Mexico.
Several reports said all of the adults in the home are illegal immigrants.
SERIOUSLY; IF YOU LET ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO WALK ACROSS THE BORDER OR WHO PAYS HUMAN-SMUGGLERS STAY IN THE USA ILLEGALLY, THEN THIS IS BOUND TO HAPPEN.
WE NEED A WALL AND WE NEED IT NOW.
VOTE GOP THIS NOVEMBER IF YOU WANT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION HALTED.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A juvenile court judge in Columbus, Ohio, has granted a runaway Christian convert's request to declare reunion with her Muslim parents impossible, paving the way for the girl to fight deportation.This will pave her way to seeking citizenship, and an easier time getting medical exams.
Magistrate Mary Goodrich said Thursday that reconciliation between Rifqa Bary and her parents isn't possible before she turns 18 on Tuesday. Goodrich also said it's not in the girl's best interest to return her to her native Sri Lanka.
Thursday, August 05, 2010
I THINK CHRISTINA ROMER IS QUITTING BECAUSE SHE FAVORS EXTENDING THE BUSH TAX CUTS AND OBAMA DOESN'T
Kirk Victor / Hotline On Call:Romer To Leave White House —
Christina Romer, chairwoman of Pres. Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, has decided to resign, according to a source familiar with her plans.
Romer, an economics professor at the University of California (Berkeley) before taking the key admin post, did not respond to repeated calls to her office.
"She has been frustrated," a source with insight into the WH economics team said. "She doesn't feel that she has a direct line to the president. She would be giving different advice than Larry Summers [director of the National Economic Council], who does have a direct line to the president."
"She is ostensibly the chief economic adviser, but she doesn't seem to be playing that role," the source said. The WH has been pounded for its faulty forecast that unemployment would not top 8% after its economic stimulus proposal passed.
Instead, the jobless rate is 9.5%, after exceeding 10% last year. It was "a horribly inaccurate forecast," said Bert Ely, a banking consultant. "You have to wonder why Summers isn't the one that should be taking the fall. But Larry is a pretty good bureaucratic infighter."Discussion:Alex Wagner / Politics Daily: Christina Romer Quits Council of Economic Advisers; Sources Cite ‘Frustration’Gerry Mullany / The Caucus: Romer Leaves as Head of Council of Economic AdvisersRELATED:The Note:Discussion:Annie Lowrey / The Washington Independent: Cramdown Coming? — The Home Affordable Modification Program …Ed Morrissey / Hot Air: Is Obama about to forgive billions in mortgage principal?Betsy Newmark / Betsy's Page: Cruising the Web — Ruth Marcus takes the same approach.Bruce McQuain / Questions and Observations: Will a desperate Obama administration spring an “August surprise” …
Romer To Step Down As Chairwoman of the President's Council of Economic Advisors
July 22, 2010
Romer & Romer: Tax Increases Significantly Contract the Economy
Christina D. Romer (Chair, Council of Economic Advisers) & David H. Romer (UC-Berkeley, Department of Economics) have published The Macroeconomic Effects of Tax Changes: Estimates Based on a New Measure of Fiscal Shocks, 100 Am. Econ. Rev. 763 (2010). Here is the abstract:
This paper investigates the impact of tax changes on economic activity. We use the narrative record, such as presidential speeches and Congressional reports, to identify the size, timing, and principal motivation for all major postwar tax policy actions.
This analysis allows us to separate legislated changes into those taken for reasons related to prospective economic conditions and those taken for more exogenous reasons.
The behavior of output following these more exogenous changes indicates that tax increases are highly contractionary.
The effects are strongly significant, highly robust, and much larger than those obtained using broader measures of tax changes.
OBAMA AND HIS COMRADES FAVORS TAX INCREASES BECAUSE OBAMA AND HIS COMRADES DON'T GIVE A HOOT ABOUT THE ECONOMY;
THEIR POLICIES ARE ONLY MEANT TO SHACKLE THE USA TO SOCIALISM AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND FOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE.
EVERYONE SAID IT WAS THE BIGGEST OIL SPILL EVER, BUT THE OIL IS - MIRACULOUSLY - ALREADY GONE.
EVEN THE DEEP OIL IS GONE.
IT WASN'T OBAMA.
IT WASN'T THE COAST GUARD OR BP.
MAYBE IT WAS THE SPECIAL PRAYERS ARCHBISHOP AYMOND ORDERED UP. THE LAST ONE WAS JULY 27 - JUST ABOUT THE TIME THE LEAK WAS PLUGGED AND THE OIL DISAPPEARED.
(OTHER GOD-FEARING GROUPS ALSO PRAYED.)
THE LEFT-WING MADE FUN OF OUR PRAYERS:
I guess that it if the BP oil spill in the Gulf is due to God's anger over President Obama's treatment of Israel, then it only stands to reason that the best way to end the crisis is prayer.
And that is exactly the solution that four Southern Republican governors appear to be banking on:
Four Gulf Coast governors are calling on residents to set aside Sunday as a Day of Prayer to pray for a solution to the oil spill and for citizens impacted by the disaster.
Alabama's Bob Riley, Louisiana's Bobby Jindal, Mississippi's Haley Barbour and Texas' Rick Perry all issued proclamations calling on prayer for the spill, which entered its 66th day Thursday.
"Throughout our history, Alabamians have humbly turned to God to ask for His blessings and to hold us steady during times of struggle. This is certainly one of those times," Riley said in a statement.
Riley's proclamation reads in part, "Citizens of Alabama are urged to pray for the well-being of our fellow citizens and our State, to pray for all those in other states who are hurt by this disaster, to pray for those who are working to respond to this crisis, and to pray that a solution that stops the oil leak is completed soon."
Perry's proclamation says it "seems right and fitting that the people of Texas should join with their fellow Gulf Coast residents" and others across the country and around the world "to thank God, seek his wisdom for ourselves and our leaders, and ask him for his merciful intervention and healing in this time of crisis."
Barbour's notes that the spill threatens the "livelihoods of our fellow citizens, the environmental beauty of our coast, and our quality of life." Jindals's says "Louisianians all across the world are united in hope for an end to this catastrophic event and pray for" the coast's recovery.
Jindal, in fact, participated in a prayer vigil earlier this week where, according to the Louisiana Famly Forum (Tony Perkins old haunt,) "intercessors" laid hands upon him:
Pastors Dino Rizzo, Apostle Lloyd Benson, Bishop Ricky Sinclair, Bishop Raymond Johnson, and Pastor Dennis Blackwell led in prayers for the bereaved families, for our government officials, for the environment, for the people and businesses of the Gulf Coast, and for solutions to this economic and environmental crisis.
And they were not alone, as Southern Baptist Convention is calling on churches and Christians "to pray for the end of this catastrophe and for the homes, lives, cultures, and livelihoods of those in the Gulf Coast region" while John Stemberger of the Florida Family Policy Council "is working on a coordinated effort, and is asking believers and churches across America to unite in prayer for the Gulf this Sunday" and even Wallbuilders is "urging everyone across the nation to join with these states, asking for God's hand to be on all the decision-makers and lawmakers, that He would give them discernment and guidance, and that a solution would be forthcoming."
Interestingly, Wallbuilders' David Barton "drafted the prayer day proclamations for the governors to adapt."
MAYBE THE LEFT WING SHOULD START PRAYING - BUT FIRST THEY HAVE TO SEE THE LIGHT AND BELIEVE IN GOD!
I PRAY THEY DO!
The Left are planning to subvert the will of the American people. We have the power to stop them.
Leading Congressional Democrats are dead set on passing controversial and unpopular legislation in a special Lame Duck session of Congress after the November 2nd Election. It's the only way Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi can succeed in advancing their unpopular agenda because they know they don't have the support of the American people. Some will say we're just trying to scare people, but look at what they're saying:Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV): "We're going to have to have a lame duck session, so we're not giving up."
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA): 'A lot of things can happen in a lame-duck session, too."
Sen. John Kerry (D-MA): "I have to tell you, [cap and trade] is not dead...if it is after the election, it may well be that some members are free and liberated and feeling that they can take a risk or do something."
We know the Left are already planning dirty tricks. We saw it during debate of health care reform. We know they are willing to ignore the will of the people. They ignored the town hall meetings and the clear signal the voters of Massachusetts sent by electing Scott Brown and passed the health care bill anyway. And, just this week, 71% of Missourians rejected ObamaCare through a statewide voter referendum.
Given the Left's track record during this current session of Congress, the American people have the right to know where their elected representatives stand.
At American Solutions, we've developed the No Lame Duck Pledge, and we're trying to get as many citizens as possible to sign our letter urging members of Congress to pledge the following:I, undersigned Member of the 111th Congress, pledge to the citizens of the State of ___________ I will not participate in a Lame Duck session of Congress. I believe reconvening the Congress after the November 2nd election and prior to the seating of the new 112th Congress, smacks of the worst kind of political corruption. Attempting to pass unpopular legislation subverts the will of the American people and is an abusive power grab.
I've signed the letter; please sign your name as well so we can send it to your members of Congress. You can do that now by going here.
We believe this pledge will help stop the Left's machine from passing the unfinished and unpopular items on their agenda.
From Wednesday night’s Fox News All-Stars.
On the Iranians’ claim that they have obtained four S-300 surface-to-air missiles:
TAB POSTED THIS 5 DAYS AGO.
I’m not sure it’s actually occurred. Belarus, which is allegedly the source, has denied it. The Russians have denied it. The U.S. is skeptical. I think the Israelis are skeptical as well. But I think — and if it did happen it would be a big deal because it would accelerate Israel attacking. If they [the Iranians] have a few of the batteries, they’d want to attack right away because if they have a lot of batteries, it would make an Israeli attack almost impossible.
But, even if it didn’t happen it’s important because the Iranians are saying it, they’re touting it, they’re basically announcing that you can’t attack us.
I think this is of a piece with some of the other things we’ve been seeing Iran do. We had the president of Iran saying last week Israel’s planning an attack on two countries. I think he was meaning Lebanon and Syria.
You’ve had attacks from Sinai into Israel presumably by Hamas. Hamas is an agent of Iran. You had rockets from Gaza into Ashdod, a city in Israel. This would undoubtedly be a Hamas rocket.
And you had the incident in Lebanon. The Lebanese incident looks as if it was not staged by Hezbollah or by the government. Nonetheless, I think what Iran is doing is playing brinksmanship. It’s worried. When it hears the chairman of the Joint Chiefs saying not only is the military option on the table, but we have a plan, that worries them a lot because the United States could inflict tremendous damage on Iran if it wanted to.
That’s why I think it’s [Iran] playing brinksmanship, as a way of reminding the world: We can start a war with Israel anytime through Hezbollah, Lebanon or Gaza, and we presumably have the missiles that could shoot down American attackers, or Israeli attackers.
It’s a high-stakes game, and I think the Iranians are getting a little bit worried about the change in attitude of the United States.
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Turkey's Ministry of Tourism has released figures that show the huge impact of the flotilla affair in May on Israeli tourism to the country. Only 2,605 Israelis visited Turkey in June 2010 compared with 27,289 in June 2009 - a fall of 90%.With that noted, how much tourism has Turkey lost from other parts of the world? Nobody with common sense should plunk their hard-earned money into Turkey's pockets. Americans planning overseas trips can divert their investments elsewhere, as can all Europeans and far easterners who understand the Islamic menace rising anew in Turkey.
Turkey's Ministry of Tourism also reported that the number of visitors from Israel in the first half of 2010 was down 22% to 75,071 from 91,450 in the corresponding period of 2009.
... the latest batch of UFO files released from the Ministry of Defence to the National Archives shows that, in 1957, the committee received reports detailing an average of one UFO sighting a week.WE ARE NOT ALONE.
The files also include an account of a wartime meeting attended by Winston Churchill in which, it is claimed, the prime minister was so concerned about a reported encounter between a UFO and RAF bombers, that he ordered it be kept secret for at least 50 years to prevent "mass panic".... Nick Pope, who used to investigate UFO sightings for the MoD, said: "The interesting thing is that most of the UFO files from that period have been destroyed.
"But what happened is that a scientist whose grandfather was one of his [Churchill's] bodyguards, said look, Churchill and Eisenhower got together to cover up this phenomenal UFO sighting, that was witnessed by an RAF crew on their way back from a bombing raid.
"The reason apparently was because Churchill believed it would cause mass panic and it would shatter people's religious views."
Update: a day later and Memeorandum notices:BBC:
Churchill ordered UFO cover-up, National Archives show — The government took the threat of UFOs so seriously in the 1950s that UK intelligence chiefs met to discuss the issue, newly-released files show. — Ministers even went on to commission weekly reports on UFO sightings from a committee of intelligence experts.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, government data showed on Thursday, underscoring a weak labor market and the fragile economic recovery.
THERE'S NOTHING SURPRISING ABOUT IT AT ALL: BEFORE THE ELECTION IN 2008, THOSE OF US ON THE RIGHT SAID THAT OBAMA'S SOCIALIST POLICIES WOULD HURT THE ECONOMY AND IT HAS.
WE CAN FIX THE ECONOMY THIS NOVEMBER: VOTE GOP!
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Now, why don't any of these news Fox News Channel anchors and pundits, including even Bill O'Reilly, call Nihad Awad's hand on THIS INFORMATION about his background, including but not limited to the quotation below?
“I am a supporter of the Hamas movement.”Nihad Awad is quite the spokesperson to advocate the Ground Zero Mosque, huh?
Read more about Nihad Awad HERE at The Investigative Project On Terrorism.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A state juvenile court judge on Tuesday rejected the request of a Christian convert's Muslim parents to order their daughter to continue chemotherapy for uterine cancer.There weren't any serious signs of disease, and if she did do any chemotherapy tests, it made her feel weak.
The request from the parents of Rifqa Bary does not meet the legal requirement of a medical emergency needing immediate treatment, Franklin County Juvenile Court Magistrate Mary Goodrich said during a hearing.
Goodrich made the ruling at the beginning of what's expected to be the final court appearances by Bary, who remains in foster care in state custody until she turns 18 next week.
Bary wants Goodrich to determine that reconciliation with her parents is impossible. The stakes are higher than a family reunion. If the judge agrees with Rifqa Bary, an undocumented immigrant from Sri Lanka, the girl could also receive a special status allowing her to stay in the country.
Now we have to hope that not only does Rifqa reach her 18th birthday, but that the judge will also grant her special residential status.
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Britain's biggest wasp nest discovered with half a million wasps.
The biggest wasps' nest in Britain has been discovered in a country pub loft containing half a million wasps.
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WE DO SO BECAUSE WE DON'T JUST FOLLOW THE BLOGPACK
EACH DAY, WE READ MORE NEWS ITEMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD, ON MORE TOPICS, THAN ALLAHPUNDIT OR ED COMBINED.
AND WE CAN IDENTIFY EMERGING STORIES BETTER THEN THEY DO.
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President Barack Obama is heading home to Chicago to celebrate his 49th birthday on Wednesday.I WONDER WHICH OF OBAMA'S FRIENDS WILL BE BRINGING VERA BAKER AS "HIS" DATE?
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Tuesday that Obama's birthday plans include having dinner with friends there and spending the night in his own house in the city's Hyde Park neighborhood.
... Obama is traveling to Chicago Wednesday and Thursday to tour an auto plant and attend Democratic fundraisers, returning Thursday night to Washington.
He won't, however, be with his family, spending his birthday instead as a bachelor.
First lady Michelle Obama is taking their youngest daughter, Sasha, to Spain this week and their other daughter, Malia, is away at camp. Gibbs demurred when asked if it was a source of Obama family tension that the president was celebrating his birthday without them.
WILL TMZ PARK OUT FRONT TO GET PHOTOS OF ALL GUESTS?
I HOPE SO. STAY TUNED...
NOTE: IN A PREVIOUS POST WE EXPLAINED WHY OBAMA MIGHT NOT TO NEED TO CELEBRATE HIS BIRTHDAY WITH HIS FAMILY, NOW: BECAUSE HE CELEBRATED IT ALREADY, ON THE MUSLIM ANNIVERSARY - 22 SAFAR, WHICH CAME ON FEBRUARY 14TH THIS YEAR - AND IT'S A DATE ON WHICH MR. AND MRS. OBAMA CELEBRATED.
WE ARE GONNA CLEAN OUT THE AUGEAN STABLE-LIKE CONGRESS THIS NOVEMBER - WITH YOUR HELP: JUST VOTE GOP!
I’m sure a lot of Democrats think Charlie Cook is a cruel tease right now:It appears that the signs of a possible Democratic rebound were just a false alarm. After almost a year of unrelentingly bad poll numbers, back-to-back weeks of Gallup Polls showing Democrats with eyebrow-raising leads might have just been statistical flukes.
For the weeks of July 12-18 and July 19-25, the Gallup Organization’s weekly aggregation of daily tracking polls showed Democrats ahead among all registered voters on the generic congressional ballot test question 49-43 percent and 48-44 percent, respectively. Each poll of more than 1,500 registered voters had 3-point error margins.
In the 21 weeks since Gallup began asking the generic ballot test question daily, releasing the aggregate numbers once a week, the two parties have averaged a tie.
Importantly, this tie is among all registered voters, which tends to not correspond to actual turnout numbers, and certainly not in midterms, which tend to skew Republican
The third major evolutionary leap took place around 40,000 years ago, when humans began domesticating animals by selectively breeding them for certain traits. But Shipman believes that the common explanation – humans wanted domesticated animals for food – has the story backwards.
“It takes a very long time to domesticate animals,” Shipman said. “To actually do it for the motivation of getting food, you’d have to be planning at a ridiculous time depth.”
Besides, killing a deer in the woods gets the same amount of meat as killing a deer in a fenced area, Shipman pointed out. In her view, something else must have driven humans to corral or keep animals in the first place.
Furthermore, the earliest known domesticated animal was not a delicious porker, but man’s best friend. Shipman considers humans’ strong connection with animals, rather than a desire for food, as the more likely explanation for why people decided to keep dogs around.
REGULAR READERS KNOW WE SCOOP THE BIGGIES ALL THE TIME.
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*******UPDATED - SCROLL DOWN: JUST AS PREDICTED: MORE VIOLENCE AGAINST ISRAEL - PROBABLY TO CREATE A DIVERSION FOR IRAN
Lebanese and Israeli troops exchanged fire on the border Tuesday in the most serious clashes since a fierce war four years ago, and Lebanon said at least two of its soldiers and a journalist were killed in shelling.
The U.N. urged ''maximum restraint'' and said it was working with both sides to restore calm, but witnesses in Lebanon reported intermittent Israeli shelling in the area hours after the clashes broke out.
There were conflicting accounts of what sparked the gunfire.
Israel's military said its soldiers came under fire inside Israeli territory during a routine patrol and retaliated with artillery fire. A Lebanese army officer said the clash started when Israeli troops tried to remove a tree from the Lebanese side of the border.
THE LEBANESE GOVERNMENT - A HOSTAGE TO HIZBALLAH AND THEREFORE IRAN - IS DOING THIS TO HELP IRAN.
NOBODY ELSE DID - ANYWHERE.
THE IDF CAN PROVE THAT THEIR SOLDIERS WERE IN ISRAEL - AND THIS PROVES THE ENTIRE INCIDENT WAS PROVOKED ON PURPOSE BY LEBANON.
AND THEN THERE'S THIS - FROM JPOST:
Amid concern in recent weeks regarding tension in Lebanon over reports of an imminent indictment of Hizbullah by an international panel examining the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri, Israel has sent messages through third parties to both Syria and Lebanon not to allow any party to try and divert attention by provoking Israel.I DISAGREE: THE INTENT IS TO TIE ISRAEL'S HANDS AND PREVENT ISRAEL FROM ATTACKING IRAN. THIS IS WHY NASRALLAH IS ACHING TO START ANOTHER WAR:
Diplomatic officials said it was too early to determine whether Tuesday’s incident, which government officials said was a “deliberate ambush,” was designed to divert attention from the Hariri probe, or was merely a “localized incident.
Hizbullah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah warns that if Israel targets the Lebanese military again, his force will act.
In a speech, Nasrallah praised the Lebanese army for its “heroic confrontation” with Israeli forces on the border.
Hizbullah was not involved in Tuesday’s fighting, but Nasrallah warned that “the arm that extends itself against the Lebanese army will be cut by the resistance,” referring to Hizbullah.
IT IS ONLY TANGENTIALLY RELATED TO HARIRI: IRAN AND ITS STOOGES WANTED HARIRI DEAD AND THEY WANT LEBANON TOP BECOME LIKE GAZA.
BUT THIS INCIDENT WAS TIMES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EILAT/AQABA ATTACK WHICH CANNOT BE SAID TO HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH HARIRI.
END OF STORY.
THE CLOSER IRAN GETS TO A BOMB, THE MORE HAVOC THEY WILL SPREAD TO DIVERT US FROM ATTACKING THEM.
I EXPECT THEY WILL ATTEMPT MAJOR ATTACKS IN BAGHDAD AND KABUL AND CAIRO IN THE COMING DAYS - AND MORE AGAINST ISRAEL.
Monday, August 02, 2010
MORE FROM THE NYTIMES:
Of course, with June being unusually hot as well, there is always the chance that if August delivers similar temperatures, these three months will rank as the hottest since 1869.AND THERE WAS NEXT TO NO MAN-MADE CO2 IN THE AIR IN1868, YET IT WAS THE HOTTEST SUMMER EVER... HMMM
NOW THIS: 62% of the US has had below normal temperatures for the year so far.
THERE'S ONLY ONE SENSIBLE CONCLUSION: AGW = TFBS.
BTW: THE ROCKET THAT HAMAS LAUNCHED WITH THE INTENT OF STRIKING EILAT - BUT WHICH LANDED IN AQABA, KILLING 1 - WAS MEANT TO STIR THINGS UP AS A DIVERSION FROM IRAN.
LOOK FOR MORE OF THIS AS IRAN'S FEARS GROW REGARDING AN IMPENDING PREEMPTIVE ATTACK...
But Mr Castro said the role of the state would be reduced in some areas, with more workers allowed to be self-employed or to set up small businesses.
Urgent measures would aim to cut the "overloaded" state payroll, he said.
EVEN THE COMMIES IN CUBA ARE FINALLY REALIZING THAT SOCIALISM SUCKS AND ARE MOVING TO THE RIGHT - JUST AS OBAMA WANTS THE USA TO MOVE LEFT.
WE CAN HALT THE LEFTWARD LURCH THIS NOVEMBER: VOTE GOP!
Sunday, August 01, 2010
Iran will make the Persian Gulf a war zone unsafe for all nations if the US attempts to attack its nuclear program, deputy head of the Revolutionary Guards Yadollah Javani told the official IRNA news agency on Sunday.ISLAMIC JIHAD:
"If the American make the slightest mistake, the security of the region will be endangered. Security in the Persian Gulf should be for all or none," Javani was quoted as saying to IRNA by AFP. He added," We will defend ourselves if American or Israel resort to any hostile measures against our vital values."
The Islamic Jihad organization said on Sunday that it has decided to resume suicide attacks against Israel from the West Bank.THE TIMING OF THESE THREATS IS NOT A MERE COINCIDENCE.
The threat came in response to attacks launched by IAF planes on the Gaza Strip following the firing of rockets on Israel in the past few days.
IRAN AND ITS STOOGES ARE ACTING AND WILL CONTINUE TO ACT IN CONCERT.
I HAVE LONG FELT THAT SHARON KNEW THAT IRAN WAS CONNECTED TO GAZA BY MORE THAN MERE IDEOLOGY/"RELIGION", AND THAT HE EVACUATED GAZA TO STRENGTHEN ISRAEL'S DEFENSES TO ENABLE ISRAEL TO WITHSTAND THE ONSLAUGHT WHEN THE INEVITABLE STRIKE AGAINST IRAN BECOMES NECESSARY.
AND THAT INEVITABLE STRIKE MAY COME SOONER THAN YOU THINK...
Israel launched a series of airstrikes in Gaza starting late Friday in response to a rocket assault on Ashkelon earlier in the day.From MSNBC:
The Israel Defense Forces said the strikes targeted three locations in Gaza: a Hamas “terror-activity site” in the north, a weapons manufacturing site in central Gaza and a weapons smuggling tunnel in Rafah.
The first strike around 11:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. ET) hit a runway near the compound of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, which is now occupied by Hamas.
[T]he attack ended over a year of calm for the Israeli city closest to Gaza.The downside here is the Islamic Jihad's threat to resume suicide attacks. The IDF is going to have to prepare for the possibilities, which could happen.
A police spokesman said the rocket was a 122mm, Chinese-made Grad, with a heavier payload and greater range than the crude, homemade rockets Gaza militants were launching daily until Israel’s three-week military offensive into Gaza 18 months ago.
Ashkelon, with a population of 125,000, lies on the coast about 12 km (7 miles) north of the Gaza Strip. The mayor said it was the most serious attack on the city since Israel wound up its offensive in January 2009, largely ending Gaza rocket fire.
The best thing about this for now though, is that a senior Hamas rocket builder was killed in the raid. The monster's name was Issa Batran, and he fully deserved what he got.
BUT MANY BLACK CONGRESSMEN THINK THAT CONGRESSIONAL ETHICS PROBES FOCUS ON BLACKS:
The prospect of two long-serving African American lawmakers in the House enduring unprecedented public ethics trials seems likely to add to the growing tension between black members of Congress and Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill and in the Obama administration.CORRUPT SCUM LIKE WATERS AND RANGEL - AND SHARPTON AND JESSE JACKSON - HAVE CYNICALLY USED RACE-BAITING FOR DECADES.
Congressional sources confirmed late Friday that later this year Rep. Maxine Waters (D- Los Angeles) will face an ethics proceeding likely related to allegations that she sought to help a bank with ties to her husband receive federal bailout funds.
The House trial could come on the heels of the high-profile trial of Rep. Charles B. Rangel, the venerable Democrat from New York who is accused of 13 violations of House ethics rules.
Like Rangel, Waters chose not to seek a settlement with House ethics investigators that would have involved some admission of wrongdoing.
Between them, Rangel, 80, and Waters, 71, have served in the House for six decades and are leading members of the Congressional Black Caucus.
The caucus has long complained that the House ethics process disproportionally targets African Americans in the chamber.
Since its 2009 inception, the Office of Congressional Ethics — an independent watchdog set up at the behest of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) — has investigated at least eight members of the black caucus.
Earlier this summer, Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D- Ohio), a member of the caucus, introduced a resolution that would strip the ethics panel of some of its power and allow House members to keep unflattering reports from public view.
The caucus has stood behind Rangel even as other House members have called for his resignation.
Kenneth Gross, an ethics lawyer in Washington, said the push against Rangel and Waters "fuels the racial dimension."
"It's going to be so highly charged considering who the players are," he added.
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE SICK OF IT.
ESPECIALLY NOW THAT WE HAVE A 1/2-BLACK POTUS.
THE CHARGES AGAINST WATERS AND RANGEL ARE SERIOUS AND WILL HURT THE DEMS THIS FALL.
IF THEY CYNICALLY TRY USE RACE AS A DEFENSE, THEY WILL HURT THE DEMS EVEN MORE.
FOR THE GOP AND THE USA IT'S A WIN-WIN.