Rand Paul, son of Congressman Ron Paul, gauges support for Senate run in Bowling Green & Paducah!
Some politicians feel the need to travel to Washington, DC to ask permission to run for office or to obtain some regal blessing. Rand Paul, this week, will travel to Teresa's Diner at 509 Gordon Ave Bowling Green to gauge support for a possible US Senate Run. Dr. Paul will be there for breakfast at 7AM Thursday May 7th.
May 8th, Dr. Paul will go to Paducah to speak to supporters. He will speak at the Gazebo (4PM) at 2nd and Broadway.
Wouldn't it be great if politicians spent more time getting the approval of Kentuckians, and less time being "anointed" in DC?
We'd love to see you there; some of us still believe in elections not coronations.
*Dr. Rand Paul is an eye surgeon from Bowing Green, and the son of former Presidential candidate Congressman Ron Paul.
*Dr. Rand Paul is the founder and chairman of Kentucky Taxpayers United.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Comedian Wanda Sykes takes on the Clown-in-Chief Barack Obama at the annual White House Correspondent Dinner.
Left Wing hilarity ensued.
Here it is. As much I am against the man and his policies; he did a pretty good job. A few "unfunny" Dick Cheney and New York Air Force One flyover jokes, but a pretty good sport about us "right wing extremist" critics!
And of course the obligatory "high light reel" from the Left!
Ben Smith reports:
The President gave a funny speech at the White House Correspondents Association tonight, offering a bit of self-deprecation -- fake teleprompters -- but saving the harshest digs for senior aides, Republican leaders, and the press.
"Most of you covered me. All of you voted for me," he said to applause and laughter. "Apologies to the Fox table."
The hardest shots at aides: The White House, he said, was a now a place to learn and grow. For example, "Larry Summers asked if he could chair the White House Council on Women and Girls," he said, adding that it was "seven hours past his bedtime."
He and Hillary Clinton "could not be closer," Obama said. "The second she got back from Mexico she pulled me into a hug and gave me a big kiss."
(Jokes about Rahm swearing are getting a bit tired, I think, though Obama's -- "he's not use to saying the word 'day' after 'mother." -- wasn't bad.)
By far the toughest bit of the night was aimed at Michael Steele, who he said was "in the house -- or as he would say, in the heezy -- wassup?" mocking Steele's penchant for slang.
(Steele told me afterward that it was "love between brothers." "It was great -- always good to get the shoutout," he said.)
Boehner also got a "wassup" "He is a person of color, although not one that appears in the natural world."
The bit likely to resonate on cable tomorrow: Obama smiling through comedian Wanda Sykes' over-the-top attack on Rush Limbaugh:
"He just wants the country to fail. To me that's treason. He's not saying anything different than what Osama Bin Laden is saying. You might want to look into this, sir, because I think Rush Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker but he was just so strung out on Oxycontin he missed his flight. ... Rush Limbaugh, I hope the country fails, I hope his kidneys fail, how about that? He needs a good waterboarding, that's what he needs," she said.
Also, one interesting sidenote on same-sex marriage.
Joking of launching the presidential campaign with Axelrod, Obama said he'd said "the same thing that partners all across America are saying to one another right now:
'Let's go to Iowa and make it official.'"
British Home Office Secretary Jacqui Smith Bans Michael Savage, Uses Government Funds To Pay For Husband's Porn!
At least hypocrisy isn't limited to American Socialists like Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi.
Home Office Secretary Jacqui Smith recently listed conservative radio host Michael Savage on a list of those banned from Britain for inciting hate.
LONDON (AP) - It has all the makings of a Monty Python sketch—prim British lawmakers caught in a farce over expense claims for everything from X-rated movies to a bathtub plug.
But reality has come home to roost in the often absurd world of Her Majesty's Government.
Friday's leaked list of lawmaker expenses has leveled another blow to Prime Minister Gordon Brown's beleaguered government, which has been blamed for a litany of problems ranging from the Iraq war to the deepening recession.
According to the details published by Britain's Daily Telegraph, Brown paid his brother Andrew more than 6,500 pounds ($9,800) in two years for a maid the two shared when Brown was Britain's Treasury chief. The newspaper declined to say how it had obtained expense claims from 13 ministers but promised to roll out more in the coming days.
Home Office Secretary Jacqui Smith expensed two X-rated movies her husband watched, which she later repaid. Housing minister and former Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett claimed 600 pounds ($900) for hanging plant baskets. And former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott claimed 300 pounds ($450) over two years to fix broken toilet seats.
The list could also prove damaging to the opposition Conservatives—one Tory lawmaker expensed fertilizer used on his country house garden while a different lawmaker put in for cans of cat food.
Other expenses, categorized only by political party, included toilet seats, horse manure, wine rack, rat poison, pool maintenance, piano tuning, a chocolate Santa and a pizza cutter.
"I know people will be angry and it looks very bad," Harriet Harman, a Cabinet minister, told the BBC. "We recognize that ... public confidence is dented and we want to restore respect for the House of Commons."
Drudge has more on this madness.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said this week he would consider initiating a debate on legalization.
President Obama said in March that he was not in favor on legalizing pot.
This is surprising; I thought weed was already legal in San Fran! How else do you explain Nancy Pelosi?
Barack Obama has a whispering moment with top speech writer Jon Favreau during the White House Correspondent's dinner.
An anonymous and completely unreliable source says it was centered around which teleprompter would be in the line-up this evening.
This Jon Favreau.
Not this Jon Favreau.
Sean Hannity and Ainsley Earhardt report on California's radical, leftist environmentalism gone awry.
California's unemployment rate continues to sky rocket. As many as 80,000 California farming jobs may be lost to protect a 2-inch minnow. Food banks are also packed because the crop yield is down. Ridiculous.
A vintage, Soviet-style military parade has been held in Moscow to commemorate victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.
Russia on Saturday sternly warned its foes not to dare attempt any aggression against the country, as it put on a Soviet-style show of military might in Red Square including nuclear capable missiles.
The display to mark the 64th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II came amid renewed tensions with Georgia after NATO's decision to hold war games in the Caucasus country infuriated Moscow.
"We are sure that any aggression against our citizens will be given a worthy reply," President Dmitry Medvedev said in a speech in Red Square side-by-side with powerful Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
"The victory over fascism is a great example and a great lesson for all peoples and is still current today when people are again starting military adventures," he added.
Russia's war with Georgia in August over Georgian breakaway regions sent Moscow-NATO ties to their worst level since the Cold War and tensions have flared again over the alliance's decision to go ahead with the exercises.
Moscow, which remains at loggerheads with Georgia's pro-Western President Mikheil Saakashvili, angrily condemned the war games that started this week as a provocation that risk stoking instability in the region.
"Protecting the motherland is our holy duty, it is a moral foundation for all generations," said Medvedev. "The future of Russia will be peaceful, happy and successful."
Here's a "warmer" side presented by Russia Today:
The war took the lives of at least 27 million Soviet people. To mark their sacrifice, memorial ceremonies and Victory Day celebrations are being held throughout Russia.
Our president bears a striking resemblance to the rational "Star Trek" Vulcan whose mixed race made him cultural translator to the universe.
Rob Lowe? Really? Sodapop Curtis?
In 1988, Lowe was involved in a sex scandal over a videotape of him having sex with two females, one of whom was sixteen. She was filmed with Lowe during the Democratic National Convention. Lowe has asserted that he did not know that the second girl was underage, and it was confirmed that the two had met at a bar, which the girl entered by lying about her age.
Sen. Kit Bond on Obama's backwards "Ready, Fire, Aim" strategy for GITMO.
The Misssouri says that President Barack Obama's plan to close the Guantanamo detention center "is a dangerous case of putting symbolism over security."
Times Online reports:
It is a US Senate race to savour, pitting a porn star named Stormy — the proud winner of the 2007 Golden G-string award — against a Christian family-values Republican shamed after being caught cavorting with prostitutes.
In these gloomy days of global recession and soaring unemployment, the Louisiana Senate race is brightening the lives of many, courtesy of Stormy Daniels, who set off on a “listening tour” of her home state yesterday, taking on David Vitter, the Republican senator, with the slogan: “Stormy Daniels: Screwing People Honestly”.
Ms Daniels says that she is running in response to an internet campaign called Draft Stormy that she claims has got people even more excited than viewers of her hit films Space Nuts and Taken. Whatever the outcome, her decision to thrust her 36-inch chest into Louisiana politics is dragging Mr Vitter’s 2007 prostitution scandal back into the limelight.
“He ran for the Senate on a family values, anti-sex education platform,” Ms Daniels told The Times. “And he’s caught with prostitutes. That’s hypocritical. Call me what you will, but you can’t call me a hypocrite.”
Ann Coulter On Torture: "You Wouldn't Submit To It If It Was Attaching Electrodes To Your Testicles. That's Torture!" (Video)
Documents reveal Nancy Pelosi knew of CIA enhanced interrogation techniques. Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity destroy the Queen.
Coulter says if waterboarding was so bad, why would journalists continue to volunteer to try it?
Sign the petition to impeach Nancy Pelosi!
Another attack on religion by Bill Maher the heretic.
"There is an Evangelical cancer in the military," says a guest.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Pakistan's army vowed Friday to eliminate militants from a northwestern valley, but warned that its under-equipped troops face thousands of Taliban extremists.
And I'm sure they will receive no real help from the Obama Administration.
Obama quoted Winston Churchill and his WWII strategy last week in defense of his policy to eliminate enhanced interrogation tactics. Obama claimed that Churchill was anti-torture.
O'Reilly did some research and uncovered some facts about Churchill's policy. "Enough with the platitudes, Mr, President," says O'Reilly "it is not against American values to protect ourselves!"
He wanted to use poison gas on Germans, but was stopped by his advisers.
The Royal Air Force routinely bombed non-military targets.
The British operated interrogation centers where Germans were beaten, sleep deprived and threatened with death.
Alas, when did the Left and especially President Obama care anything about the facts.
Rachel Maddow celebrates another reversal of a Bush policy.
Certainly Maddow, who runs no risk of becoming pregnant the "natural way" (that requires actual intercourse with a man, of which clearly Maddow knows nothing), lacks any qualifications to be discussing sex.
She should take some advice from Bristol Palin who is strong enough and experienced enough to admit her mistake, yet mature enough to live with the consequences.
Bristol, 18, was announced on Tuesday as teen ambassador for the Candie's Foundation, a sex awareness group, and the following day gave television interviews and spoke at a town hall meeting in New York. Wednesday was National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.
Bristol said: "I feel that I could be a living example of the consequences of teen pregnancy. [If] I can prevent even one girl from getting pregnant, I will feel a sense of accomplishment."
Jake Tapper reports:
Unwed teenage mother Bristol Palin might be out there talking about abstinence, but President Obama isn't buying abstinence-only education.
Two $100 million programs from his predecessor's budget pushing abstinence only are casualties in President Obama's $3.55 trillion budget proposal.
The President is replacing them with $110 million “for teenage pregnancy prevention programs that have been proven effective through rigorous evaluation," as spelled out on pages 490 to 495 of the budget appendix.
Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., applauded the move, saying "eliminating funding for ineffective abstinence-only programs is a win for science. The Obama budget proposal invests in programs that are effective and based on sound science, rather than wasting millions of dollars on efforts that have been proven to be ineffective at best."
Palin, meanwhile, told GMA's Chris Cuomo that "regardless of what I did personally, I just think that abstinence is the only way you can effectively, 100 percent foolproof way you can prevent pregnancy."
I love this Conservative woman! Go get 'em, Michele!
Yesterday on the House floor, Bachmann says ACORN should no longer receive tax dollars due to voter fraud allegations.
I couldn't agree more!
Rep. Bachmann joins Neil Cavuto on Fox News to discuss the ACORN Amendment she proposed to the Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act that aims to keep tax dollars from flowing to organizations indicted for voter fraud.
She is one of the few that puts the constitution and the American people first. A Statesman, not a politician. Rep. Michele Bachmann is working hard to defund ACORN. Wait a minute! How the hell did ACORN get billions of taxpayer money? I didn't okay that. And neither did the rest of the taxpayers. I don't want any of my money funding that Marxist group of voter fraud people that use intimidation to get their way. I want them shut down and jailed.
Michele Bachmann is going after ACORN, and it's the right thing to do.
ACORN is the largest radical Leftist group in America today.
ACORN thinks Americans have a Constitutional right to own a home, supports illegally breaking into homes , pressures Blue-Dog Democrats to back radical legislation and generally acts like above-the-law criminals.
ACORN was officially tapped as a Census partner in February and the CRAPulus Spending "Stimulus" Bill contains over $4 Billion for "neighborhood stabilization", i.e. community organizations like ACORN.
National Review noted prior to last fall's election the shady, if not corrupt and illegal relationship between Barack Obama and his community organizer bedfellows at ACORN.
Obama has also been caught on tape telling ACORN organizers that the group will help shape his Presidential agenda.
Michael Steele on Supreme Court "empathy": "I'll give you empathy. Empathize right on your behind." (Video)
RNC Chair Michael Steele gives his take on President Obama's desire for an "empathetic" Supreme Court nominee.
Michelle Obama, who recently told the United Nations that Sesame Street is the "best thing I've done so far in The White House", is really enjoying her new life!
The Washington Post reports:
First lady Michelle Obama called her "current life" in the White House "a very blessed situation, because I have what most families don't have -- tons of support all around, not just my mother, but staff and administration. I have a chief of staff and a personal assistant, and everyone needs that."
"Everyone should have a chief of staff and a set of personal assistants," Obama said with a laugh as she spoke before a crowd of business executives meeting today during a "Corporate Voices for Working Families" conference at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington.
Along with the issues of community service and military families, Obama has said as first lady she wants to focus on the struggles of working families.
During her 10-minute speech, Obama advocated for sick leave for parents, flexible work hours for employees and on-site child care, which she said "is something that keeps many of us up at night....You're just wondering where are we going to put our children where we feel like that they're being safe, that they're safe and being loved. That will relieve many of the stresses that parents feel on the job throughout the day."
Must be nice for a woman who remembers as a kid growing on the south side of Chicago being ridiculed for trying to be educated and get good grades.
"I wanted an "A". I wanted to be smart. I wanted to be the person who had the right answer. And I didn't care if it was cool - 'cause I remember there were kids around my neighborhood who would say 'ooh - you talk funny. you talk - like a white girl.' I heard that growing up my whole life.”
Catholic League President: "To give [Obama] an honorary degree, would be like Howard University giving David Duke a degree in racial politics" (Video)
"The proposed granting of an honorary doctorate at Notre Dame University to our president, who is so aggressively advancing an anti-life and anti-family agenda, is rightly the source of the greatest scandal,"
--Archbishop Raymond Burke, who is the prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, the Vatican's highest court.
One of the Vatican's highest ranked clerics and a frequent critic of President Obama says Notre Dame's giving the president an honorary degree and a platform to address graduates at its commencement next weekend is a "scandal."
Bill Donahue, President of The Catholic League engaged in a heated debate on the subject with Robert Boston of Americans United for Separation of Church and State with Megyn Kelly this morning.
"To give [Obama] an honorary degree, would be like Howard University giving David Duke a degree in racial politics," says Donahue.
"That's offensive," replies Boston.
"No, what's offensive is you," says Donahue.
Comments above begin at 3:00
Fox News reports:
"The path of violation of the most fundamental human rights and of the integrity of marriage and the family which our nation is traveling is not accidental," he said. "As Catholics, we cannot fail to notice with the greatest sadness the number of our fellow Catholics who cooperate fully to the advancement of a national agenda which is anti-life and anti-family."
The archbishop also slammed Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who was confirmed by the Senate last week on a 65-31 vote. Opponents cited her ties to an late-term abortion provider, George Tillman, who is a supporter of the former Kansas governor.
"The appointment of a Catholic as secretary of health and human services who has openly and consistently cooperated with the industry of procurative abortion in our nation is necessarily the source of the deepest embarrassment to Catholics and a painful reminder of the most serious responsibility of Catholics to uphold the moral law, which is the irreplaceable foundation of just relationships among the citizens of our nation," Burke said.
He added that it "grieves me to say that the support of anti-life legislation by Catholics in public office is so common that those who are not Catholics have justifiably questioned whether the church's teachings regarding the inviolable dignity of innocent human life is firm and unchanging. It gives the impression that the church herself can change the law that God has written on every human heart since the beginning of time."
Kiran Chetry interviews Michael Savage over his recent ban from Britain.
Savage wants his name and reputation cleared and an apology from British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith.
Bill Kristol calls on Obama to reverse his Executive Order to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay. He's says the decision is merely a "symbolic" gesture to appease the Euro-Leftists.
From Kristol's Weekly Standard column in March:
First, Obama is, for PR reasons and PR reasons only (and not very good PR reasons at that), committed to closing Guantánamo. GOP members of Congress can make clear just how dangerous the remaining Guantánamo detainees are, and how irresponsible are some of the proposals for sending them abroad or trying them in the criminal justice system. The GOP should seek the release of the Defense Department report on terrorist acts by some of the less dangerous detainees released from Guantánamo under the Bush administration. Republicans can seek to slow or reverse Obama's decision, requiring that he certify that closing Guantánamo will not endanger American lives, providing funding for Guantánamo in the budget whether or not Obama wants it, and so forth. Lots of Democrats would have trouble opposing such efforts.
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has proved to have a fair singing voice. As Russia prepares to celebrate Victory Day, he's visited a new Defense Ministry school for girls where he hit a patriotic note.
Somehow I can't see President Obama doing this; not because he can't sing (I don't know about his singing voice) but because I don't think he knows any patriotic songs! Hey O!
The Russian envoy to NATO, Dmitry Rogozin, says he suspects that there is a conspiracy against US President Barack Obama among NATO officials who dont like his policy.
From Russia Today:
The Russian envoy to NATO, Dmitry Rogozin, says he suspects that there is a conspiracy against US President Barack Obama among NATO officials who don’t like his policy.
Speaking on Friday to the media via a video link from Brussels, he said:
“We believe it is possible that there might be some conspiracy against Obama inside the North Atlantic alliance. This is because the difference between Obama and the former U.S. President George W. Bush is too striking.”
“We like what the new leader in the White House is saying. But those who worked with the previous administration may not like it, they may take it as criticism,” he added.
Conservative America? Let's Roll! Stop the Obama demonetization of America! Stop the capitulation to the Left! Game on!
The radical Islamist terrorists are a real threat!
The war on terror is real!
Eric Holder is a joke and so is his boss! The arrogant, radical, dishonest and dangerous Commander-in-Chief must be stopped!
You made One Big Ass Mistake America!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Obama Reneges On Promise Again! Rachel Maddow Interviews Man Kicked Out Of Army For Being Gay (Video)
President Obama campaigned on ending the "don't ask, don't tell" policy of gays in the military.
It is clear that he doesn't consider "gay issues" important and again proves himself as a liar and hypocrite.
The Left will turn on him the amateur Hypocrite-In-Chief; oh yes, in time, they will. And it will be glorious!
The best thing that can happen for America and conservatism is for the Left to destroy itself from within by eating its young!
I am completely in favor of the radical, pro-gay sect of the Left to launch an all-out assault on Obama! Pass the popcorn and enjoy the show!
Fox News reported in January:
WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama will allow gays to serve openly in the military by overturning the controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy that marred President Clinton's first days in office, according to incoming White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.
The startling pronouncement, which could re-open a dormant battle in the culture wars and distract from other elements of Obama's agenda, came during a Gibbs exchange with members of the public who sent in questions that were answered on YouTube.
"Thadeus of Lansing, Mich., asks, 'Is the new administration going to get rid of the "don't ask, don't tell policy?'" said Gibbs, looking into the camera. "Thadeus, you
don't hear a politician give a one-word answer much. But it's, 'Yes.'"
The Obama transition team declined to elaborate on that one-word answer when asked by FOX News on Wednesday about a timetable for repealing the policy, which was enacted by Clinton after a protracted public debate. Obama officials also would not explain which lawmakers or Pentagon officials would attempt to repeal "don't ask, don't tell."
Clinton, who initially sought to overturn the longstanding ban on gays in the military, ended up enacting the "don't ask, don't tell" policy as a compromise that made it illegal for commanders to ask about the sexual orientation of service members, who were also barred from announcing they were homosexual. If a service member's homosexuality becomes known anyway, he or she is expelled.
Clinton is widely viewed as having stumbled during his first days in office by getting caught up in the raging controversy, which detracted from the rest of his agenda. It is not yet clear whether Obama would face a similar debacle.
For years, Obama has said he generally opposes the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Last summer, he told a gay magazine he can "reasonably" see it being repealed. But that was a far cry from Gibbs' unequivocal promise that the policy will indeed be ended.
The gay community is eager for a quick repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," but fears it could be months before the new administration reaches a consensus with lawmakers and the military. Others think Obama could do it quickly, but is leery of the kind of fallout Bill Clinton faced when he tackled the divisive issue.
Huffington Post reports:
Dan Choi, a West Point graduate and officer in the Army National Guard who is fluent in Arabic and who returned recently from Iraq, received notice today that the military is about to fire him. Why? Because he came out of the closet as a gay man on national television.
Some readers might think it unfair to blame Obama. After all, the president inherited the "don't ask, don't tell" law when he took office. As Commander-in-Chief, he has to follow the law. If the law says that the military must fire any service member who acknowledges being gay, that is not Obama's fault.
Or is it?
A new study, about to be published by a group of experts in military law, shows that President Obama does, in fact, have stroke-of-the-pen authority to suspend gay discharges. The "don't ask, don't tell" law requires the military to fire anyone found to be gay or lesbian. But there is nothing requiring the military to make such a finding. The president can simply order the military to stop investigating service
Well damn! We all know what the gays can do to an innocent beauty pageant contestant! What happens when they unleash their fury on the Bama!?!
I would pay good money to see the hypocritical, intolerant, violent and radical gay sect of the Left confront Obama! Now that's entertainment!
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said last month that she was briefed on waterboarding and enhanced interrogation techniques, but was unaware that the CIA actually used them.
As far as I'm concerned, any member of congress who blatantly lies about national security and intelligence should be impeached, if not tried for treason!
Sign the petition to impeach Nancy Pelosi!
Human Events reports:
She knew from the beginning. According to a CIA document compiled by the Director of National Intelligence summarizing briefings to Congress on the use of enhanced interrogation techniques on terrorist detainees, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca) knew from the very beginning that those techniques -- including waterboarding -- were being used on September 4, 2002.
According to the memo the very first briefing listed is 9/4/02 with then Rep. Porter Goss & Pelosi. The summary of the briefing says:
“Briefing on EITs including use of EITs on Abu Zubaydah, background on authorities, and a description of the particular EITs that had been employed.”
This directly contradicts Pelosi’s story, that “we were not told that waterboarding or any of these other enhanced interrogation methods were used.”
As HUMAN EVENTS reported earlier, Pelosi - by objecting to the use of the enhanced interrogation techniques - could have stopped them but didn't.
Pelosi's misstatements were apparently intended to divert attention from her and other Democrats in Congress who knew of all the enhanced interrogation methods -- in detail -- apparently as soon as they were being used.
This is how she represented her husband and America at the United Nations. Solid. Thanks Mrs. First Lady. As if President Obama hasn't made America look bad enough!
Strangely enough, I agree. This probably is the most productive thing accomplished so far by any Obama in the White House.
I take that back, I'm sure Sasha, Malia and Bo the First Puppy have outshined the 'rents in many ways. The kids and the dog are for more accomplished and honorable than Barack or Michelle.
That said, Michelle's appearance on "Sesame Street" is better than anything her husband has accomplished thus far.
Samuel Wurzelbacher, the Ohio man hailed as "Joe the Plumber" by Republican John McCain's presidential campaign last year, said he believes gays are "queer" and said he won't allow them near his children.
Hasselbeck and Joe the Plumber in the same sentence! Wow! Almost too good to be true!
I happen to agree with Hasselbeck here; pretty ignorant comment.
From Christianity Today Interview:
At a state level, it's up to them. I don't want it to be a federal thing. I personally still think it's wrong. People don't understand the dictionary—it's called queer. Queer means strange and unusual. It's not like a slur, like you would call a white person a honky or something like that. You know, God is pretty explicit in what we're supposed to do—what man and woman are for. Now, at the same time, we're supposed to love everybody and accept people, and preach against the sins. I've had some friends that are actually homosexual. And, I mean, they know where I stand, and they know that I wouldn't have them anywhere near my children. But at the same time, they're people, and they're going to do their thing.
Go Granny! Another example of the 2nd Amendment in action!
Guns prevent an estimated 2.5 million crimes a year, or 6,849 every day. Often the gun is never fired and no blood (including the criminal’s) is shed.
Every day, 550 rapes, 1,100 murders, and 5,200 other violent crimes are prevented just by showing a gun. In less than 0.9% of these instances is the gun ever actually fired.
WFTX Fox 4 in Florida:
A Southwest Florida pistol packing granny pulled her gun on a car of young guys - who she says were full of road rage.
Grandma Pat Cowan was in Matlacha, driving on Pine Island Road. She says Matthew Peck started riding her bumper closely because he wanted her to speed up. She pulled over to let him pass. She says Peck and his friends started giving her the finger and yelling things out the window, and didn't stop there. Peck kept hitting the brakes, so Cowan pulled out her glock to scare the kids. Now she's scared to show her face.
"I scared that one guy, I thought he was going to drop his eyeballs out (she laughs), I did not point it at them though. I just held it in the palm of my hand. It was horrifying, I was so scared, talking to that lady on 911, I couldn't hardly talk," said Cowan.
Peck flagged down a sheriff's deputy to give his side of the story, but when they questioned Peck, they believed Grandma. Since she has a concealed weapon's permit there won't be any charges.
"These savings, large and small, add up," Obama said. "The 121 budget cuts we are announcing today will save taxpayers nearly $17 billion next year alone. That's a lot of money, even by Washington standards."
"It's as if you took a teaspoon of water out of the bathtub while you left the spicket on at full speed," Sen. Judd Greg (R-NH) on President Obama's "budget cuts".
A blog post on the White House website by Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag includes a full link to the budget document and the terminations, reductions and savings volume.
Fox News reports:
WASHINGTON -- The ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee said Thursday he's not impressed by President Obama's proposal to cut $17 billion out of the federal budget.
Appearing on FOX News, Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., said it's important to place the $17 billion figure in the context of the president's $3.4 trillion budget.
"It's as if you took a teaspoon of water out of the bathtub while you left the spicket on at full speed," he said.
"Basically right now we're running up a debt that is so high as a percentage of our gross national product that we couldn't even get into the European union," he said. "I mean we're headed to third-world country status if we keep this up."
Obama's $17 billion proposed cut represents a roster of 121 budget cuts and equals about one-half of 1 percent of the $3.4 trillion budget Congress has approved for next year.
Obama said the cuts appear small only in Washington.
"All across this country, Americans are responding to difficult economic times by tightening their belts and making tough decisions about where they need to spend and where they need to save," Obama said Thursday as he unveiled the details.
"The question the American people are asking is whether Washington is prepared to act with the same sense of responsibility," he said. "I believe we can and must do exactly that."
Obama acknowledged that these steps won't be easy but he urged lawmakers to act.
"For every dollar we seek to save there will be those who have an interest in seeing it spent," he said, claiming that's how unnecessary programs survive and budgets swell.
"But at this moment -- at this difficult time for our nation -- we cannot accept business as usual," he said. "We cannot accept anything less than a government ready to meet the challenges of our time."
White House budget director Peter Orszag said the president's plan for program cuts is just a start and that a lot more needs to be done to dig the government out of its fiscal hole, especially curbing the growth of the Medicare and Medicaid health care programs for the elderly and the poor.
"But $17 billion a year is not chump change by anyone's accounting," he said.
Indeed. Politics makes strange bedfellows!
AP: An unusual trio has joined forces to work on education reform - Michael Bloomberg, Newt Gingrich and Al Sharpton. The three held a meeting at the White House Thursday. (May 7)
A North Carolina teenager was arrested for alleged bomb threats. His mother claims his 5h and 14th Amendment "Due Process" rights are being violated by the USA Patriot Act .
This is a sticky legal issue; certainly the Patriot Act is well-intended law, but it seems to have been abused in this case.
Alas, I am not an attorney, just a "right-wing extremist" blogger.
Oxford, N.C. — Sixteen-year-old Ashton Lundeby's bedroom in his mother's Granville County home is nothing, if not patriotic. Images of American flags are everywhere – on the bed, on the floor, on the wall.
But according to the United States government, the tenth-grade home-schooler is being held on a criminal complaint that he made a bomb threat from his home on the night of Feb. 15.
The family was at a church function that night, his mother, Annette Lundeby, said.
"Undoubtedly, they were given false information, or they would not have had 12 agents in my house with a widow and two children and three cats," Lundeby said.
Around 10 p.m. on March 5, Lundeby said, armed FBI agents along with three local law enforcement officers stormed her home looking for her son. They handcuffed him and presented her with a search warrant.
"I was terrified," Lundeby's mother said. "There were guns, and I don't allow guns around my children. I don't believe in guns."
Lundeby told the officers that someone had hacked into her son's IP address and was using it to make crank calls connected through the Internet, making it look like the calls had originated from her home when they did not.
Her argument was ignored, she said. Agents seized a computer, a cell phone, gaming console, routers, bank statements and school records, according to federal search warrants.
"There were no bomb-making materials, not even a blasting cap, not even a wire," Lundeby said.
Ashton now sits in a juvenile facility in South Bend, Ind. His mother has had little access to him since his arrest. She has gone to her state representatives as well as attorneys, seeking assistance, but, she said, there is nothing she can do.
Lundeby said the USA Patriot Act stripped her son of his due process rights.
"We have no rights under the Patriot Act to even defend them, because the Patriot Act basically supersedes the Constitution," she said. "It wasn't intended to drag your barely 16-year-old, 120-pound son out in the middle of the night on a charge that we can't even defend."
Passed after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the U.S., the Patriot Act allows federal agents to investigate suspected cases of terrorism swiftly to better protect the country. In part, it gives the federal government more latitude to search telephone records, e-mails and other records.
"They're saying that 'We feel this individual is a terrorist or an enemy combatant against the United States, and we're going to suspend all of those due process rights because this person is an enemy of the United States," said Dan Boyce, a defense attorney and former U.S. attorney not connected to the Lundeby case.
Critics of the statute say it threatens the most basic of liberties.
"There's nothing a matter of public record," Boyce said "All those normal rights are just suspended in the air."
In a bi-partisan effort, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., last month introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives a bill that would narrow subpoena power in a provision of the Patriot Act, called the National Security Letters, to curb what some consider to be abuse of power by federal law enforcement officers.
Boyce said the Patriot Act was written with good intentions, but he said he believes it has gone too far in some cases. Lundeby's might be one of them, he said.
Photos from The Dirty.Com
So how does a beauty queen turn into the poster child against gay marriage? In the case of Miss California Carrie Prejean, the answer may lie in an ugly divorce that may have cemented her views on gay relationships.
Carrie's parents filed for divorce in 1988 and the divorce and custody fights went on for more than a decade -- it was a divorce filled with homosexual allegations hurled by both sides.
In one of the docs, Carrie's dad describes a confrontation he had with her mom in 1996, in which he recounts an argument in a restaurant parking lot, where "Ms. Prejean accused me, in front of our daughter, of homosexuality."
The papers also quote a court-appointed doctor who said "The mother questioned [within hearing of the girls] whether [her father] was a homosexual or had a homosexual roommate."
Carrie's mom says the "gay" allegations went both ways. In court papers dated May 16, 2000, a report from the court-appointed counselor says "The mother also alleges the father told the girls their stepfather was gay, that all men with mustaches are gay." The father's response: "The father acknowledges talking with the girls about the stepfather's brother being gay, not the stepfather."
Also in the docs -- a handwritten letter from Carrie's older sister, in which she recounts a weekend stay with her dad: "One time my sister & I went in the hallway of my dad's apartment, & his roommate's door was open all the way & we saw [the roommate] in bed with another man. I don't think it's right for my sister & I to have to live that way."
So does Carrie believe gays broke up her parents' marriage? We called her rep ... no comment so far. We could not reach Carrie's dad for comment.
For the record, there are other allegations -- absolutely hideous -- in the divorce and custody papers -- which we have elected not to publish.
Second photo may cost her the tiara!
Prejean told pageant officials that only one provocative photo existed - the one first posted at TheDirty.com earlier this week. But the second photo, similiar to the first, was posted Thursday.
TMZ reported that Prejean sent an e-mail to Keith Lewis, co-director for the Miss California USA pageant, saying, "This was when I was 17 years old. I was a minor. It was when I was first getting into the modeling world, being naive, and young. I shouldnt (sic) have taken the photo of me in my underwear. There are no other photos of me. This was the only one I took."
But on Wednesday, pageant officials learned that at least three other racy pics exist.
"I'm absolutely stunned. This completely changes things for us," Lewis said in a statement to "Access Hollywood."
"Yesterday, we thought she had explained things accurately. We need to revisit this issue with her."
Prejean signed a contract stating she has never been photographed nude or partially nude and the Miss California USA Organization told "Access" they will meet with runner-up Miss Malibu Tami Farrell in the next few days, suggesting she may soon be taking over the title of Miss California from Prejean.
Farrell told Billy Bush of "Access Hollywood" that she was ready to assume the tiara if need be.
Miss California Carrie Prejean Under Attack For Alleged Nude Photo Scandal! (Video)
Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) appeared this morning on "Morning Joe".
"Gay tendencies"? What the... this is why people consider Republicans homophobic, intolerant, etc.
Sure, I'm glad Sessions will look at someone's legal qualifications over anything else, but there had to be a better way to answer the question without using those words. What an idiot.
President Obama has refused a public appearance in observation of National Prayer Day. The White House says Obama will be observing in private.
Yeah, sure; and Reverend Wright loves White People.
"Fox and Friends" questions Obama's motive.
Gretchen Carlson hits the nail on the head wondering if Obama is "giving into the PC society we live in today. We're going to appease the smaller groups of people instead of the masses."
She also wonders if it's another example of Obama merely doing the opposite of what President Bush did.
(Sorry, but please ignore the Leftist propaganda at the beginning and end.)
Senator Lindsey Graham appeared on "On the Record" last night.
In January, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)called Gitmo a "well run jail".
He contradicts what he said earlier in the day, that he wants to be "the President's Partner" over prosecuting GITMO detainees.
Mr. Obama had this to say about using the Army Field Manual from The Associated Press.
"We believe that the Army Field Manual reflects the best judgment of our military, that we can abide by a rule that says we don't torture, but that we can still effectively obtain the intelligence that we need," Obama said. He said his action reflects an understanding that "we are willing to observe core standards of conduct, not just when it's easy, but also when it's hard."
An excerpt from the text of Obama's Executive Order regarding "Ensuring Lawful Interrogations".
By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, in order to improve the effectiveness of human intelligence gathering, to promote the safe, lawful, and humane treatment of individuals in United States custody and of United States personnel who are detained in armed conflicts, to ensure compliance with the treaty obligations of the United States, including the Geneva Conventions, and to take care that the laws of the United States are faithfully executed, I hereby order as follows:
Section 1. Revocation. Executive Order 13440 of July 20, 2007, is revoked. All executive directives, orders, and regulations inconsistent with this order, including but not limited to those issued to or by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from September 11, 2001, to January 20, 2009, concerning detention or the interrogation of detained individuals, are revoked to the extent of their inconsistency with this order. Heads of departments and agencies shall take all necessary steps to ensure that all directives, orders, and regulations of their respective departments or agencies are consistent with this order. Upon request, the Attorney General shall provide guidance about which directives, orders, and regulations are inconsistent with this order.
Executive Order 13440 was signed by President Bush July 20th, 2007. It stated that that members of al Qaeda, the Taliban, and associated forces are unlawful enemy combatants who are not entitled to the protections that the Third Geneva Convention provides to prisoners of war.
The Third Geneva Convention provides protection for prisoners of war assuming they meet the following criteria
4.1.2 Members of other militias and members of other volunteer corps,
including those of organized resistance movements, provided that they fulfill all of the following conditions
that of being commanded by a person responsible for his subordinates;
that of having a fixed distinctive sign recognizable at a distance (there are limited exceptions to this among countries who observe the 1977 Protocol I);
that of carrying arms openly;
that of conducting their operations in accordance with the laws and customs of war.
President Bush was correct. Members of terrorist organizations DO NOT meet the above criteria and therefore President Obama is incorrect in his belief that the Geneva Conventions and The Army Field Manual apply to enemy combatants.
Further, terrorists are not covered by The Fourth Geneva Convention which applies to treatment of civilians.
Essentially, no court, domestic or international has yet to provide a definitive ruling defining any "intermediary" between a formal army, militia or organized force (which GCIII protects) and non-combatant civilians (protected by GCIV).
Article 51.3 of the Commentary states this: IV Geneva Convention also covers this interpretation: "Civilians shall enjoy the protection afforded by this section, unless and for such time as they take a direct part in hostilities.". In the words of the International Committee of the Red Cross. or ICRC "If civilians directly engage in hostilities, they are considered "unlawful" or "unprivileged" combatants or belligerents (the treaties of humanitarian law do not expressly contain these terms). They may be prosecuted under the domestic law of the detaining state for such action. Both lawful and unlawful combatants may be interned in wartime, may be interrogated and may be prosecuted for war crimes.
So it appears there is a distinct lack of a true definition of how a terrorist, or "enemy combatant" in the international community. If anything, IV Geneva Convention affirms interrogation tactics used on the Guantanamo detainees.
The War of Terror is a unique circumstance in world history. If President Bush misjudged anything, he did so to in order to protect America and American citizens.
Obama is erring on the side of protecting the terrorists and worried about his and the United States' "Image" around the world. Pretty narcissistic, don't you think?
Mr. Obama is worried about being popular more than doing what it right.
We are sorry Mr. Obama, but America and Americans are more important than how we look to outsiders.
"The time has come to set aside childish things", Mr. Obama. You want to hang out with the popular kids in the world, putting the so-called "world opinion" above American safety? Now that is truly childish.
With all due respect, THAT is the fundamental difference between Mr. Obama and Mr. Bush.
Which President Let the Taliban Become So Strong? Hannity: "No Discernible Plan At All" In Afghanistan (Video)
Karl Rove and Sean Hannity discuss recent comments from President Obama about Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and the war on terror.
Synopsis: Everthing Audio About Michael Savage Banned In England; Savage Slams Britian's Book Ban (Video)
Smith has done more harm to the British democratic system than any other person in history, the only thing that still shocks me about this awful woman is not her total disregard for democracy and her absolute arrogance but her lack of respect for the British people. This government is doing more to help the BNP get to power than any amount of canvassing done by the BNP. By the way Savage is a patriot who speaks the blatant truth, but even if you don't like him, you should fight for his right to speak openly and freely.
"For this lunatic Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary of England, to link me up with skinheads who are killing people in Russia, to put me in (the same) league with mass murderers who kill Jews on buses is defamation. "I thought this was a joke or a mistake." He has a point. Jacqui Smith said the people who were banned were those whose views the country 'would not tolerate'. But who is she to make that decision? While it is the job of the Home Secretary to ensure the security and safety of the nation, it is not for her to decree what we should hear and to whom we should listen.
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Savage responded to World Net Daily:
Talk radio host Michael Savage is considering legal action against Britain's top homeland security official after she released today a list grouping him with terrorists and neo-Nazi murderers banned from entry because the government believes their views might provoke violence.
In a telephone interview with WND, Savage said he is still waiting to hear back from attorneys, but he noted Britain has very strict anti-defamation laws.
Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said she decided to publicize the list of 16 people banned since October to show the type of behavior Britain will not tolerate, according to U.K. news reports.
Savage's immediate reaction upon hearing the news was typically wry.
"Darn! And I was just planning a trip to England for their superior dental work and cuisine," he recalled thinking.
"Then it sank in," he told WND, "and I said, 'She said this is the kind of behavior we
won't tolerate? She's linking me with mass murderers who are in prison for killing Jewish children on buses? For my speech? The country where the Magna Carta was created?'"
Smith explained to Britain's GMTV that she believed it was "important that people understand the sorts of values and sorts of standards that we have here, the fact that it's a privilege to come and the sort of things that mean you won't be welcome in this country."
"Coming to this country is a privilege," she said. "If you can't live by the rules that we live by, the standards and the values that we live by, we should exclude you from this country and, what's more, now we will make public those people that we have excluded."
Savage said he wants top First Amendment attorneys to represent him "in a major international case."
"I want to sue the British home secretary for defamation," he said, "for linking me up with murderers because of my opinions, my writings, my speaking – none of which have advocated any violence, ever."
Savage said the last time he was in Britain was about 20 years ago, and he had no immediate plans to return.
The Independant reported yesterday:
Sixteen people banned from entering the UK were "named and shamed" by the Home Office today.
Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said she decided to make public the names of 16 people banned since October so others could better understand what sort of behaviour Britain was not prepared to tolerate.
The list includes hate preachers, anti-gay protesters and a far- right US talk show host.
"I think it's important that people understand the sorts of values and sorts of standards that we have here, the fact that it's a privilege to come and the sort of things that mean you won't be welcome in this country," Ms Smith told GMTV.
"Coming to this country is a privilege. If you can't live by the rules that we live by, the standards and the values that we live by, we should exclude you from this country and, what's more, now we will make public those people that we have excluded.
"We are publishing the names of 16 of those that we have excluded since October. We are telling people who they are and why it is we don't want them in this country."
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
A strong young woman; an apple who did not fall far from mama bear's tree. Yes, she made a mistake but she has handled it as well as any other teen mother can possibly do.
Baby's daddy is a jackass and so is the media. It is purely amazing how well she handles the character assassination of her family.
Perez Hilton and National Organization of Marriage Rep. Debate Miss California Carrie Prejean Nude Photo Scandal (Video)
Perez Hilton and National Organization for Marriage President Maggie Gallagher debate Miss California Carrie Prejean photos on Larry King.
The Flaming Gay Misogynist Hilton continues his attack on Miss Prejean.
Chris Matthews and Richard Haass, former advisor to Secretary of State Colin Powell and author of "War of Necessity, War of Choice" discuss the War in Iraq.
Again, Liberal Matthews is the one manipulating the evidence. Did we ever find weapons of mass destruction? No. Did Democrats view the same intelligence as the White House and approve military force in Iraq? Yes.
Haass, like his former boss Powell, is a sellout and a joke and a traitorous fool. Richard is truly an (haa)ass.
"It's a big freaking question, because it got us 5000 killed," says Matthews.
I hate Rachel Maddow and all she represents (I've been known to call her a "vile, disgusting bitch", "hateful, vile slime" and a "vile pig" who should be "euthanized) but this is a pretty funny story.
Afghanistan's only pig -- yes, they have one pig in the entire country, in a zoo -- is currently under solitary confinement because many Afghans are worried about contracting swine flu from the pig.
Amazing how the media and education operate over there. I'm surprised they actually know about swine flu, yet they do not realize that you cannot actually catch swine flu from the pig. This is the only pig in the country, so how could it catch the swine flu? Afghans intolerance of pigs must be ended.
Their swinophobia is their most egregious offense to the world.
Taliban? Terrorism? Heroin? Misogyny? Bubkis! People for the Ethical Treatment of Swine (PETS) should be rallying in Afghanistan asap!
Okay...what's the joke? Sen. Reid cannot be serious!?!
Nope. Not at all. Actually, he says he wants to wait until Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Feinstein and Attorney General Eric Holder have enough time to establish the facts of what actually went on.
Yup. Sounds like the banana republic witch hunt will continue. Damn fascist moonbats.