Saturday, April 17, 2010
Crash the crashers!
Pasadena Tea Party Crashes Anti-Tea Party Gathering
For the past few days stories about a group called Crash the Tea Party have dominated the national news media. The group’s plan was simple: attend Tea Parties, carry signs and do interviews that would show Tea Partiers as hateful racists and homophobes. But it seems the Pasadena Tea Party Patriots may have turned the tables.
During an interfaith gathering Thursday morning at Pasadena’s All Saints Church meant to serve as a rebuttal to the Tea Party Movement, a small group of Tea Partiers quietly watched and listened. As speakers compared Tea Partiers to the Ku Klux Klan, and branded them as hatemongers, a single question from one of the speakers led to what could be an embarrassing moment for the Anti-Tea party group. The question was who would come up and stand on the front steps in solidarity with those against the rhetoric of the Tea Party Movement? A handful stepped forward.
But organizers of the event called “A Moral Compass to Justice” didn’t seem to recognize one of the leaders of the Pasadena Tea Party Patriots, Jonathan Wilson, who stood among those answering the priest’s call. Wilson is pictured here in yellow just behind the speaker wearing sunglasses.
“It really wasn’t part of our plan to embarrass All Saints Church and stand out in this way at that terrible rally,” Jonathan Wilson tells CCN – Crown City News. “But when the opportunity presented itself I just couldn’t resist. It’s really my way of saying that we’re not afraid to stand up to people making up lies about the Tea Party movement which includes people from all walks of life, and from all races.”
The compulsive and constant lies about the tea partiers really are disturbing -- yet predictable. Remember: To the Left "There is no such thing as right and wrong" so lies are not wrong and lying about the Tea Partiers is not wrong either. To the Left it's just good politics. Telling the truth is just not among Leftist priorities -- JR
The brownshirts are still with us
On the night of Friday April 9th, a petite female political operative and her boyfriend were attacked and seriously injured in New Orleans by a vicious group of crazed cowards who shrieked political insults while pouncing. After the pummeling, the petite female and her boyfriend were left, collectively, with a compound leg fracture, a concussion, a broken nose and broken jaw. No robbery occurred.
But wait!....Don’t waste your time--if you’re Googling for this item on CNN, New York Times, Wa-Po, MSNBC, Huff-Po, ABC, Salon, CBS, etc. --that is.
What? But don’t attacks (physical and/or verbal) of a political nature outrage the above media outfits to the point of hysteria? Didn’t all the above media outfits wail an indignant chorus to the high-heavens regarding the “anguish” suffered by Rep. Emanuel Cleaver when dribbled with a few drops of (unconfirmed) Tea-Partier spittle, to say nothing of the fit-of -the-vapors suffered by Barney Frank upon hearing some schoolyard taunts by same?
Sure. But the beating victims in New Orleans (left with perhaps permanently disabling injuries) were Republicans, you see. They were emerging from a Republican fundraising dinner at a French Quarter restaurant shortly after attending the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. Their attackers (as appears overwhelmingly probable given all evidence) waved signs saying “Republicans Geaux Home!” and had formed a gauntlet outside the restaurant shrieking anti-Republican insults at all who entered and exited its doors....
Amongst the shriekers and sign-carriers that formed the gauntlet in front of Brennans Restaurant, one waved a sign with Che Guevara’s famous, “Hasta la Victoria Siempre.” Shortly after this sign was waved, a small defenseless woman was wantonly beaten and severely injured. For those familiar with Che Guevara’s handiwork, nothing could be more fitting.
Barack Obama: Enemy Within
We will achieve our destiny to be as a shining city on a hill for all mankind to see. – Ronald Wilson Reagan
Our nation is chosen by God and commissioned by history to be a model to the world. – George Walker Bush
America does not presume to know what is best for everyone. – Barack Hussein Obama (Insert deflating balloon effect here.)
We have a president loath to acknowledge American exceptionalism. Indeed, the weight of the evidence suggests that our chief executive, through both word and deed and with malice aforethought, seeks to undermine – if not dismantle – that exceptionalism. At one time we properly called such activity anti-American, seditious or even – under certain circumstances – treasonous. Today we call it "progressive."
Abraham Lincoln – also from the Prairie State – perhaps forecast his presidential progeny when he observed: "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
We are destroying ourselves. Of course, by "we" I mean those egalitarian ideologues who presently control the reins of government: liberals in Congress, President Obama and his stable of cracked czars and policy advisers. Their demonstrated antipathy toward America's uniquely grand place among world nations is unambiguous.
Consider comments made recently by John "forced abortion" Holdren, Obama's science czar, to students at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In a rallying cry that could only be mustered by a true patriot, Holdren proclaimed: "[America] can't expect to be number one in everything indefinitely." (Self-fulfilling prophecy, anyone? Go team! That'll sure fire 'em-up before they hit the field.)
But what's most outrageous is the demonstrable reality that Obama's legislative agenda is intentionally designed to do just that – to ensure that America devolves to the lowest common denominator, lining-up as but another "also-ran" in today's neo-Marxist, internationalist horse race.
In addition to his humiliating world apology tour, the president recently gave us a sneak peek into this egalitarian mindset while preaching to the choir at his April 12 Nuclear Security Summit: "Whether we like it or not, we (the United States) remain a dominant military superpower," he said.
"Whether we like it or not"? That Obama would even preface recognition of America's precarious role as the "last remaining superpower" with "like it or not" betrays his fixed membership among the camp of self-loathing "or nots."
I've been reluctant to climb aboard the "Obama wants to destroy America" conspiracy train. I'm no longer reticent to do so. As Newt Gingrich recently observed, we know this administration to be "far and away the most radical administration in American history."
Although he may not seek to destroy America outright, we can only conclude – based upon his grossly irrational and irresponsible governance – that Obama remains determined to destroy America both as we know her and as our Founding Fathers intended her.
It's our own fault, really (by "our" I mean "you" if you voted for him). We should have taken this radical ideologue at his radical word. Remember? During his Inaugural Address, Obama promised to "begin again the work of remaking America." That's "remake" America, not "improve" America or even "reform" America. It has always been this man's "hope" to "change" our nation by wiping clean the slate – "remaking" an America in his own secular-humanist, neo-Marxist self-image.
And that's exactly what he's doing. Obama has embarked upon the most brazen, slash-and-burn socialist restructuring scheme in our nation's history. This president is many things, but he's not stupid. He knows full well that his massive government takeover of health care, coupled with his global warmist "cap-and-trade" tax scheme – and his broader tax-and-spend-during-deep-recession game of economic Russian roulette – are undeniably unsustainable.
Not only will these policies bring down the private insurance industry (part of the plan), they will – if let stand – bring down the whole of private industry, crashing our entire free-market system (again, part of the plan).
It's already happening. AT&T, Verizon, Deere and Caterpillar are but the first among an anticipated cavalcade of major corporations expecting to suffer a multi-billion dollar bloodbath at the hands of Obamacare – merely one of the president's radically sweeping, game-changing initiatives. (Congratulations, Mr. President.) As every good Marxist knows – to include the "man-child president" (as dubbed by Rush Limbaugh) – it's all unsustainable. Scary thing is: It'll work if they're not stopped at the ballot box come November.
As reported by FoxNews.com: "'The future of the economic might of this nation is at stake,' Jim Kessler, vice president for policy at Third Way bluntly observes. "President Obama's budget forecast for the next decade (grossly underestimated) projects an additional $10 trillion in deficit spending, more than doubling the current national debt to a staggering $20 trillion.
"The gloomy forecast leads some analysts like former Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin to suggest our economy is headed for a cliff. "'This looks like Thelma and Louise to me. I mean, you know, there's the Grand Canyon and we're going to hit the accelerator. Why? You should hit the brake and then turn the car around."
But Thelma and Louise never intended to turn the car around. Neither does Barack Obama.
There's no other way to say it. As goes the war to preserve liberty, national sovereignty, national solvency and American exceptionalism: Intelligence suggests we have an enemy within.
Is the US economy really recovering from recession? : The US economy is facing severe problems. a rapid monetary expansion started in February and continued into March. This expansion worked out at an annualised rate of 56 per cent. Whether this extraordinary growth is merely a spike in a downward trend or an indication of accelerating monetary growth remains to be seen. If it's the latter then America is heading into an extremely inflationary period with all that that entails
US savings and investment: facts and fallacies : What does the Obama administration and its brilliant economic advisors offer? Vastly more of the same destructive nonsense that brought America to its present sorry economic state: nothing less than a sustained statist assault on economic growth. Only leftist fanatics and those who think increases in GDP and utilisation are the same as increases in capital formation will fall for his leftist garbage
U.S. government, on its way to bankruptcy : If current trends continue — U.S. government spending largesse, foreign creditor restiveness-turn-fear and a U.S government-Federal Reserve tag team with a bent to fill all government borrowing and spending gaps with money printed out of thin air, not only are we looking at a defacto national bankruptcy, but both Peter and Paul are about to get fleeced
Fidel Castro catches Hollywood's useful idiot celebs on candid camera : High-ranking Cuban intelligence defector Delfin Fernandez revealed that Castro's secret police employed 24-hour surveillance and used 'both cameras and listening devices' to compile a complete record of the intimate doings of every single celebrity who visits Castro's island paradise. Does this explain Hollywood celebrities' overwhelming support for this sadistic killer?
Ludwig von Mises: Setting the Record Straight : Mises would be disappointed that the institute named after him would be known as a center of anarchist thought, but what's done is done. If Mises were here today, his energies would be focused on the fight for economic rationality — i.e., free markets — rather than defending his personal reputation
Cuba's true martyrs : Orlando Zapata Tamayo, a mason who was one of the 75 activists and journalists imprisoned by Fidel Castro in what is known as the Black Spring of 2003, died in February after an 80-day hunger strike. It has fallen upon a group of valiant Cuban men and women to not only restore the noble tradition sullied in our day by genocidal terrorists but also the original meaning of the word martyr. As witnesses, they are testifying the truth — indeed a deadly truth
Leftists: The Face of Hate : Whenever Mark Potok, Rachel Maddow, Bill Maher, Keith Olbermann or some lefty Dem hack in Congress attempts to equate conservative Joe to 'terrorists' contemplate who the true bigots are. The palpable irony is that leftists — with their slanderous name-calling, harsh judgments and ad hominem attacks are the real haters. Hypocrisy, intolerance, hate, malice and mendacity are the five defining characteristics of the hardcore left and are to found in abundance in the Democratic Party
Tea party to assist GOP? "They may both loathe the Democratic agenda, but a cool distance has divided the GOP establishment and Tea Partyers, whose scorn for the status quo is not limited to the party in power. But after the April 15 Tax Day Tea Party demonstrations across the country, the two may be pulled much closer, whether they are ready for each other or not. A tide of Tea Party activists, eager to turn Washington's course, may flood into Republican campaign offices. Though not a perfect fit, the GOP's views are much nearer to their own than the alternative. Whether the two camps learn to work together may decide how big a role the movement ultimately plays in November and beyond."
Taxes, greed and prudence: "Never mind the attempt at intimidation by some, like the 2007 Nobel Laureate Woodrow ‘Woody’ Clark, II, Senior Fellow at the Milken Institute, claiming that if you work to reduce or let alone to abolish taxes, you are greedy. You are not. You simply have a common sense understanding that there is something basically amiss with a system that coerces you and millions of others to part with your resources for services that would appear to be either hardly needed or, where needed, capable of being funded without using coercive force. Moreover, not only are you not guilty of the vice of greed. You can take pride in your practice of the virtue of prudence. Because what this moral virtue requires of us all is that we make sure we and those we are responsible for are well taken care of.”
Jerry Brown, Oil Baron: "When Jerry Brown recently held his first fundraiser as an official candidate for governor, he chose as the venue the Sacramento apartment where he lived the last time he held that office, after famously declining to live in the governor’s mansion. Faced with multimillionaire Republican opponents, Mr. Brown wants to be seen as just a regular public employee, trying to hold his own against tycoons at the top of America’s wealth disparity. While politically expedient, the image of Jerry Brown as everyman is patently false. Mr. Brown has a lot of money – how much exactly is not public – and unhappily for his environmentalist and global-warming-alarmist supporters, it’s oil money."
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