Quote Of The Day

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Cocktail Hour

I'll have mine neat.


"Nothing does more for the inside of a man (or woman) than the outside of a horse" - Ronald Reagan

Thursday, June 17, 2010

For Once, Obama Spoke The Truth

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June 16, 2010

Report: Obama said 'I Am a Muslim'

By Pamela Geller
"The American President told me in confidence that he is a Muslim."

That was the claim of Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit, as reported in the May 2010 issue of Israel Today. According to journalist Avi Lipkin, Gheit appeared on Nile TV's "Round Table Show" in January, on which he said that "he had had a one-on-one meeting with Obama who swore to him that he was a Moslem, the son of a Moslem father and step-son of Moslem step-father, that his half-brothers in Kenya were Moslems, and that he was loyal to the Moslem agenda."

Obama allegedly said this in the context of reassuring Gheit that he would soon deal with Israel:
He asked that the Moslem world show patience. Obama promised that once he overcame some domestic American problems (Healthcare) [sic], that he would show the Moslem world what he would do with Israel.

Could this be true? Even if Gheit's claim isn't true, or was misreported, every country in the free world must be cognizant of the catastrophic sea change that has taken place in the leadership of the free world -- as witnessed by events over the past year. Barack Obama took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, and yet whether he is a Muslim or not, he has undeniably gone around the world promoting Islam and Sharia (Islamic law).

And now, if what Gheit says is true, we know why.

The alleged exchange between Obama and Gheit would almost certainly have happened in early January 2010, when Gheit was in Washington, D.C. regarding "Mideast peace talks."

On Thursday, January 7, 2010, the Associated Press reported that "Clinton and Mitchell [were] scheduled to meet" with Gheit on Friday, January 8, 2010: see ABC news here.

On Friday, January 8, 2010, Hillary Clinton and Gheit spoke with each other. The U.S. Department of State has provided video before the meeting: see the Department of State here.

On Saturday, January 9, 2010, NPR spoke with Gheit about his visit: see NPR.org.

This is a devastating claim, and yet no media outlet is covering it. Remember, during Obama's campaign, I and others were excoriated for using his middle name. We were accused of implying he was a crypto-Muslim. We could not discuss his background, his Islamic schooling, his ties to Islam. However, I have meticulously documented his Muslim background in my soon-to-be-released book, The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America.

It became all too clear after his election how proud Obama was of his Muslim name, background, and family. He made this plain when he gave his very first interview to Muslim media and boasted of these things. He suddenly became proud of the very things that were verboten to speak of during the campaign. That was the level of deceit and obfuscation.

If Gheit's reported claim is true, then Obama is a baldfaced liar. But why? Why lie if you have nothing to hide?

Of course, if Obama believes himself a Muslim, then his prior behavior constituted taqiya -- deception or lies to advance Islam. This he performed brilliantly during his election: He lied with brazen contempt. And now his Islamic Jew-hatred is made painfully clear in his stunning rebuke of Israel. In Israel Today, political analyst Aviel Schneider exposes some of the further implications of Gheit's claim:
That could explain why Obama has instructed that the term "Islamic extremism" no longer be used in official government documents and statements. Furthermore, the US is now accusing Israel of harming American interests in the Middle East. General David Petraeus, the head of US Central Command, said Israel's intransigence on resolving the conflict with the Palestinians is endangering US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Even the US Congress considers Obama's behavior toward Netanyahu humiliating. Three-quarters of the House of Representatives, 337 of 435 members, signed a bipartisan letter to Clinton expressing "deep concern over recent tension" between the two countries, and demanding that it be smoothed over quickly and in private.

"Obama is a real problem for Israel," a senior official told told Yediot. "He is Israel's biggest strategic catastrophe." The newspaper also quoted another official who believes that for the first time Washington has switched sides. "The Obama White House is putting pressure only on Israel but does not expect anything from the Palestinians," he said. "These American demands are unacceptable."

Is it any wonder that Obama's counterterror adviser speaks Arabic, calls Jerusalem "Al-Quds," and calls jihad a "legitimate tenet of Islam"?

We know that Gheit met with Obama in April 2010 in D.C. -- check out White House.gov, which lists Gheit as one of the attendees of a "Nuclear Security Summit" at that time. And they met more than once. Gheit had a private meeting with Obama in May 2009.

Worse yet, Gheit just last month called Israel "the enemy." This after Israel gave them the Sinai (which Israel had won in a defensive war and defended through another one) with all its oil in return for "peace."

How plausible is Gheit's reported claim about Obama? Let's review Obama's track record:

And earlier this week, Obama became the first president to host a press conference with the American flag nowhere in sight.

Ouch. What a disgrace.

Now: will the lapdog media make Obama address Gheit's claim?

The American people deserve answers. But whether or not what Gheit reportedly says is true, Obama's pro-jihad track record is clear.

Pamela Geller is the editor and publisher of the Atlas Shrugs website and former associate publisher of the New York Observer. She is the author of The Post-American Presidency (coming July 27 from Simon & Schuster).

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Remember the Guy that Wouldn't take the Flag down

I love this....and this man certainly doesn't look 90 years old!     Great soldier's story...   
Head east from Carthage on Mississippi 16 toward Philadelphia.  After a few miles a sign says you
 are in Edinburg.  It’s a good thing the signs there, because there is no other way to tell.
On June 15, 1919, Van T. Barfoot was born in Edinburg -- probably didn’t make much news back then. 
Twenty-five years later, on May 23, 1944, near Carano, Italy, Van T. Barfoot, who had enlisted in the Army in 1940, set out to flank German machine gun positions from which fire was coming down on his fellow soldiers. He advanced through a minefield, took out three enemy machine gun positions and returned
with 17 prisoners of war.

If that wasn’t enough for a day’s work, he later took on and destroyed three German tanks sent to retake the machine gun positions.

That probably didn’t make much news either, given the scope of the war, but it did earn Van T. Barfoot, who retired as a colonel after also serving in Korea and Vietnam, a Congressional Medal of Honor.

What did make news last week was a neighborhood association’s quibble with how the 90-year-old veteran chose to fly the American flag outside his suburban
Virginia home.  Seems the rules said a flag could be flown on a house-mounted bracket, but, for decorum, items such as Barfoot’s 21-foot flagpole were

He had been denied a permit for the pole, erected it anyway and was facing court action if he didn’t take it down.  Since the story made national TV, the
neighborhood association has rethought its position and agreed to indulge this old hero who dwells among them.

He said that in the time I have left I plan to continue to fly the American flag without interference, Barfoot told The Associated Press.
As well he should.
And if any of his neighbors still takes a notion to contest him, they might want to read his Medal of Honor citation. It indicates he’s not real good at backing down.

Van T. Barfoot’s Medal of Honor citation: 

This 1944 Medal of Honor citation, listed with the National Medal of Honor Society, is for Second Lieutenant (then Tech Sergeant) Van T. Barfoot, 157th Infantry, 45th Infantry Division:
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty on 23 May 1944, near Carano, Italy. With his platoon heavily engaged during an assault against forces well entrenched on commanding ground, 2d Lt. Barfoot (then Tech. Sgt.) moved off alone upon the enemy left flank. He crawled to the proximity of 1 machine gun nest and made a direct hit on it with a hand grenade, killing 2 and wounding 3 Germans. He continued along the German defense line to another machine gun emplacement, and with his tommy gun killed 2 and captured 3 soldiers. Members of another enemy machine gun crew then abandoned their position and gave themselves up to Sgt. Barfoot. Leaving the prisoners for his support squad to pick up, he proceeded to mop up positions in the immediate area, capturing more prisoners and bringing his total count to 17. Later that day, after he had reorganized his men and consolidated the newly captured ground, the enemy launched a fierce armored counterattack directly at his platoon positions. Securing a bazooka, Sgt. Barfoot took up an exposed position directly in front of 3 advancing Mark VI tanks. From a distance of 75 yards his first shot destroyed the track of the leading tank, effectively disabling it, while the other 2 changed direction toward the flank. As the crew of the disabled tank dismounted, Sgt. Barfoot killed 3 of them with his tommygun. He continued onward into enemy terrain and destroyed a recently abandoned German fieldpiece with a demolition charge placed in the breech. While returning to his platoon position, Sgt. Barfoot, though greatly fatigued by his Herculean efforts, assisted 2 of his seriously wounded men 1,700 yards to a position of safety. Sgt. Barfoot's extraordinary heroism, demonstration of magnificent valor, and aggressive determination in the face of pointblank fire are a perpetual inspiration to his fellow soldiers.
If you read this post, and don't pass it on - guess what - you deserve to get your pelosi kicked! 




Monday, June 14, 2010

A Conspiracy To Ruin The Gulf Region, Blame It On Big Oil, And Push Through Cap & Trade? (no, say it ain't so!)

MSNBC's Mitchell: Oil Spill An 'Opportunity' for Obama to Push Energy Bill

Speaking to New York Magazine columnist John Heilemann on MSNBC Friday, anchor Andrea Mitchell wondered if the Gulf oil spill could be a political opportunity for President Obama: "Is there an opportunity now to do something real on energy?"Heilemann proclaimed the disaster was "a triggering action for us to try and get toward a greener future...break our addiction to oil..."          

The discussion occurred during the 1PM ET hour on Andrea Mitchell Reports with Mitchell noting how the President was "trying to contain the political damage" from the spill. After she spun the crisis as an "opportunity," Heilemann argued: "I think this is one of these real moments for any president...what better moment is there than this?" Both Mitchell and Heilemann seem to share the philosophy of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel that "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste."

Heilemann actually worried that the White House would not exploit the situation enough: "I think that for the White House to do that and not end up with a piecemeal, some kind of small bill – small ball bill – he's got to go really big and turn this into a crusade."  He described the "fear" on the Left that the administration was "going to end up settling for a small solution rather than the big one that really changes, fundamentally, our relationship to energy and the – and our climate."

Mitchell then quoted Heilemann's recent column in New York Magazine:

...you wrote that: "As much as pulling the country back from the economic brink or passing health-care reform, the catastrophe in the Gulf offers Obama a chance to rise to the occasion, and in the process not only validate his conception of progressive, activist, and competent governance but reclaim the visionary mantle that inspired so many during his campaign."
Mitchell agreed with the sentiment and declared: "...it strikes me that this is an opportunity for him [Obama] to change the conversation....[to do] what he arguably does best and show his competence and the big conceptual approach to the energy policy, that would really be a major test of leadership." Heilemann replied: "It would be...he does competency, he also does inspiration really well....he does inspiration terrifically well."

Heilemann concluded: "There's places where he [Obama] can go here and – on both substance and symbolism – that would actually benefit him and what I – as I said, play to his strengths rather than his weaknesses." Mitchell was pleased by all of his political advice for the President: "John Heilemann, that's why we always love to talk to you. Thank you very much."

Here is a full transcript of the June 11 exchange:

1:14PM EST

KEITH JONES [FATHER OF OIL RIG VICTIM]: I don't criticize the President in not having condemned BP or any other party that may have been at fault in the accident. Not yet.

ANDREA MITCHELL: Keith Jones, whose son died on the Deepwater Horizon rig after visiting the White House, as BP tries to cap the oil spewing into the Gulf. President Obama is trying to contain the political damage, but as estimates of the oil continues to rise, what is this political fallout? With us now, John Heilemann, national political columnist with New York Magazine and of course co-author of 'Game Change,' the best-selling book.

John, The President has taken step by step measures to change the policy. Now, he's inviting BP to the White House next week – summoning really – next Wednesday, after saying for days and days, weeks, that there was no need for them to communicate. He met with the families. He went down and spent hours there last week. He's going back on Monday and Tuesday. Is this course correction going to work?

JOHN HEILEMANN: Well, I don't know the answer to that question, but I do think that there is, you know, there's this daunting sense, and I say this not in a way to suggest somehow they were – this is not criticism of the White House. I think for all of us, there's the sense that this thing is –  the scale of it is much larger than anybody thought and I think more importantly, that the time frame for it is now much longer than most people had ever hoped or expected, right?

So this is going to go on for months and months. And so, you know, if tomorrow they capped the well completely, which of course is not going to happen, you would have months of an environmental disaster, an economic disaster, that the President is going to – the political challenge for him and the substantive challenge, is greater, I think, going forward, than it even has been in this last two months.

And so as they've started to realize that, that this is like – he's going to be judged not on whether he capped the – plugged the hole, but on how he deals with this. How does he protect the coastline? What changes does he get through in terms of energy policy? That's where he's really going to be judged and that's where he either win or lose.

MITCHELL: And on energy policy, do you think – where do you come down? Is this an opportunity or is this a real loss in terms of the ability to get something done? John Kerry and  Lieberman say something can be done. There's a competing Lugar proposal that actually Lindsey Graham has signed on to. And a vote this week we saw, where – a fairly narrow vote, 53-47, Senator Murkowski tried to limit the White House's ability to contain emissions and failed. But that was a pretty tough fight in the Senate yesterday. Is there an opportunity now to do something real on energy?

HEILEMANN: Well, I think that the politics of it have gotten more complicated, not less, because, as you know, you know, the notion of opening up some offshore drilling was a key carrot to get Republicans and conservative Democrats on board. At the same time, I think this is one of these real moments for any president, where if there is going to be a triggering action for us to try and get toward a greener future, a different kind of energy future, break our addiction to oil, what better moment is there than this? But I think that for the White House to do that and not end up with a piecemeal, some kind of small bill – small ball bill – he's got to go really big and turn this into a crusade. Lay out a future for American energy, American climate policy, and really drive for that. And I think the fear for people who would like to see him do that is that they're looking at the difficulty of the politics and they're going to end up settling for a small solution rather than the big one that really changes, fundamentally, our relationship to energy and the – and our climate.

MITCHELL: I read, recently, you wrote that: 'As much as pulling the country back from the economic brink or passing health-care reform, the catastrophe in the Gulf offers Obama a chance to rise to the occasion, and in the process not only validate his conception of progressive, activist, and competent governance but reclaim the visionary mantle that inspired so many during his campaign.' You know, it strikes me that this is an opportunity for him to change the conversation so that he's not arguing over whether he's emoting enough or feeling the pain enough. That's not a natural instinct for him, it's the theatrical – he has to do a little bit of that because he is the commander and consoler-in-chief, but if he does what he arguably does best and show his competence and the big conceptual approach to the energy policy, that would really be a major test of leadership.

HEILEMANN: It would be, and look, he also – he does competency, he also does inspiration really well. That's one of the things we know he does well. He doesn't do anger well, but he does inspiration terrifically well. So there's the energy legislation side of this. There's also another side of this, right? Which is there are going to be – we're going to need thousands of people to be down in the Gulf trying to keep this oil from getting further into the wetlands than it already is, from getting onto the beaches in Florida. I say why not start a Gulf Conservation Corps or a Gulf Recovery Corps? And start a new branch of our national service of AmeriCorps and tell them – try to inspire young Americans to take a year off and go to the Gulf to save our natural habitat. There are things he can do that would play to his strengths rather than asking him to do some of these theatrical things that don't play to his strengths and that he, I just think, when he does them he actually looks phony doing them. There's places where he can go here and – on both substance and symbolism – that would actually benefit him and what I – as I said, play to his strengths rather than his weaknesses.

MITCHELL: John Heilemann, that's why we always love to talk to you. Thank you very much.

HEILEMANN: You're welcome. 
—Kyle Drennen is a news analyst at the Media Research Center. You can follow him on Twitter here.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Dogs And Their Best Friends

The Canadian Point Of View (French side, yet!) - By Howard Galganov, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Ever wonder why we have to depend on the foreign press to find out what's "really" going on in our own country. It's a good thing that Obama and the democrats don't own the Canadian press.. Here is what Howard Galganov predicts for Barack Hussein Obama -

Barack Hussein Obama: I Told You So - Yes I Did
By Howard Galganov, Montreal, Quebec , Canada

When Obama won the American Presidency with the help of the LEFTIST Media, Hollywood elitists and Entertainment Liberals, Ethnic Socialists (ACORN), Stupid Non-Business Professionals (moochers) Union thieves and Bush Haters, I wrote:

It won't take six months until the People figure this guy out and realize how horrible a mistake they've made.. And by the time they come to that realization, the damage to the United States of America will be so great it will take a generation or more to repair - IF EVER.

The IDIOTS who not only voted for the Messiah, but also worked [hard] to promote his Lordship, are now left holding the bag. We will hold their feet to the fire.

Here are two things they will NEVER do:

They will NEVER admit to making a Blunder out of all proportion by electing a snake-oil salesman with no Positive social history or management experience of any kind. They will NEVER take responsibility for the curse they've imposed upon the immediate and long-term future of their country, socially AND financially.

In essence, the people responsible for putting this horror show on stage are themselves responsible for every cataclysmic decision he makes and the Consequences thereof.

In just 18 months, the Messiah's polls are showing the following:

1. On Health care Reform - He's going under for the third time with polling well Under 50 percent, even within his own Party. Even though he was able to Muscle a Health care Reform Bill by using Chicago BULLY tactics against his fellow Democrats, it will just make things worse. The new Congress can get elected JUST by promising to repeal the law!

2. On Cap and Trade (Cap and Tax) - The Fat-Lady is already singing. If the Republicans can prove the administration is making the Gulf oil spill worse on purpose to push this agenda, it will destroy the Presidency. That is the current assessment.

3. On the Stimulus Package (Tax and Spend) - His popularity is in FREE-FALL. NO JOBS (unless you are a government Census taker) Small businesses in America are in LIMBO!

4. On the TARP package he took and ran with from President Bush - It's all but Good-Night Irene. The big Wall Street firms and banks have looted the US Treasury with his blessing. The Federal Reserve should be arrested and jailed with Bernie Madhoff!

5. On the closing of GITMO and "HIS" war on what he no longer wants called Terrorism - He's standing in quicksand with his head just about to go under. We wait trembling to the north for the next major attack on our sister nation. We pray it's not biological or nuclear and in any of the states on our common border.

6. On a Comparison between himself and George W. Bush at the same 18 months into Their respective first term Presidencies - Bush is well ahead of him in the Polls. (this fact alone is amazing given the hatred of the 43rd President)

7. On a comparison between the Anointed One and the 12 preceding Presidents between World War II and now - Obama ranks 10th.

8. In a Poll just conducted, that asks who would you vote for today between Obama and Mitt Romney - It's a dead heat. Between Obama and Palin - Obama's ONLY ahead by 8 Points and she hasn't even begun to campaign, if she chooses to run at all.

He's personally invested in 'totally insulting' America 's ONLY REAL Middle Eastern ally ( Israel ) in favor of Palestinian Despots and Murderers. He's traveling the world apologizing for the USA while lecturing others on how to do it right, when in fact and truth he has no experience at doing anything other than getting elected and following a historically proven failed ideology.

He went to the Muslim world in Egypt to declare that America IS NOT A CHRISTIAN NATION while he heaped praises on Islam, where he compared the "plight" of the Palestinians to the Holocaust.

The Russians think he's a putz.

The French think he's rude.

The Germans want him to stop spending.

The Indians want him to get his nose out of their environmental business.

The North Koreans think he's a joke. They even sank a South Korean war ship and killed 44 sailors to challenge one of America's allies.

The Iranians won't acknowledge his calls, all while killing their own citizens and plotting the destruction of another nation (Israel).

And the overly opinionated British can't even come up with a comprehensive opinion of him, which of and in itself is stunning.

As for the Chinese, he's too frightened to even glance their way. [after all, China now owns a large portion of the United States].

Maybe if America's first Emperor would stay home and work a little bit instead of being on television just about everyday or stop running to "papered" Town Hall Meetings, perhaps he would have a little bit of time to do the work of the nation.

In all fairness, it wasn't HARD to be RIGHT in my prediction concerning
Obama's presidency, even in its first 18 months, so I'm going to make yet another prediction:

OBAMA WILL PROBABLY NOT FINISH HIS 4-YEAR TERM, at least not in a Conventional way.

He is such a political HORROR SHOW, and so detrimental to the USA and his Own Democratic Party, that the Democrats themselves will either FORCE him to resign, impeach him or figure out a way to have him politically sterilized.

Who knows, maybe he really isn't a LEGALLY BORN US Citizen as the US Constitution requires a President to be and that's a way the Democrats will be able to get rid of him.

[He is a citizen, but not a naturalized citizen with both mother and father being US citizens.] Oh and watch this - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLDHDfPNBME - His own wife admits his African birth in public!

Or - MORE LIKELY THAN NOT, the Democrats will make Obama THEIR OWN LAME DUCK PRESIDENT. The new Congress will neuter him for the last two years of his pathetic term.

I don't believe the Democrats have nearly as much love for their country as they do for their own political fortunes. And with Obama, their fortunes are rapidly becoming toast. We in Canada thought Jimmy Carter was a horrible President until this happened.

If you agree with this blog post, please pass it along to everyone you know! If you don't agree with it, then just delete it and being part of the greatest problem this country has seen since its birth!

My guess is, You don't think this "CHANGE" is what you expected either.