Archive for November, 2008

To The Shores Of Tripoli…

November 30, 2008 1 comment
Weekly Standard
December 8, 2008
Pg. 8

To The Shores Of Tripoli…

The place to stop pirates is on the beaches.

By Seth Cropsey

The November 15 hijacking 450 miles east of Mombasa, Kenya, of a thousand-plus foot oil tanker carrying more than two million barrels of crude oil forced international recognition that the seas have been dramatically added to the world’s list of outlaw space. According to the International Maritime Bureau, recorded attacks by pirates in the Gulf of Aden area have more than tripled–to 92–in the past year. The million square mile swath of the Indian Ocean off, and south of, the Somali coast through which approximately 20,000 ships a year pass between Asia, Europe, and the Western Hemisphere is within hailing distance of smaller, but no less significant, portions of the Middle East and South/Central Asia whose lawlessness has produced important consequences around the world. The prospect of a large-scale meeting of lawless land and lawless sea would be especially troubling even if the possible failed state in the middle–Pakistan–didn’t possess nuclear weaponry.

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Marine Makes Insurgents Pay the Price

November 30, 2008 Leave a comment

November 18, 2008

Marine Corps News

by Cpl. James M. Mercure

FARAH PROVINCE, Afghanistan — In the city of Shewan, approximately 250 insurgents ambushed 30 Marines and paid a heavy price for it.

Shewan has historically been a safe haven for insurgents, who used to plan and stage attacks against Coalition Forces in the Bala Baluk district.

The city is home to several major insurgent leaders. Reports indicate that more than 250 full time fighters reside in the city and in the surrounding villages.

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Obama Is An Intel Spook

November 30, 2008 1 comment


This accurate comment appears on the Amazon review page of Webster Tarpley’s ‘Barrack H. Obama – The Unauthorized Biography’ –

Obama is a spook. I don’t mean that in the racist sense of the word.

Obama’s mother was a CIA officer.

Obama was one of 8 students selected to study sovietology in Columbia’s IR program under Brzezinski, one of the CIA’s top- ranking officers.

Obama went to work for a CIA front, Business International Corporation (one of whose specialties was recruiting leaders of domestic left-wing organizations as CIA assets).

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Affidavit of Bishop Ron McRae (obama birth in Kenya)

November 29, 2008 2 comments

Affidavit of Bishop Ron McRae ^ | Oct 27, 2008 | Bishop Ron McRae

Posted on Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:48:00 PM by ckilmer

This affidavit is part of the Berg Case:

Affidavit of Bishop Ron McRae, I, Bishop Ron McRae am over the age of eighteen (18) and not a party to the within action. If called to do so, I could and would competently testify under oath as follows:

I am the Continental Bishop who oversees the Anabaptists Churches in North America. I am also the Presiding Elder on the African Presbytery, where we have numerous churches throughout Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and mission works to several other African nations. The African Presbytery is comprised of the national bishops of the various countries we minister in and support, along with our statewide bishops from New York and Pennsylvania.

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November 28, 2008 1 comment

Kent Law Review ^ | 2/22/2006 | Sarah P. Herlihy

Posted on Friday, November 28, 2008 5:40:28 PM by SatinDoll


The natural born citizen requirement in Article II of the United States Constitution has been called the “stupidest provision” in the Constitution,1 “undecidedly unAmerican,”2 “blatantly discriminatory,”3 and the “Constitution’s worst provision.”4 …


The natural born citizen clause of the United States Constitution should be repealed for numerous reasons. Limiting presidential eligibility to natural born citizens discriminates against naturalized citizens, is out-dated and undemocratic, and incorrectly assumes that birthplace is a proxy for loyalty. The increased globalization of the world continues to make each of these reasons more persuasive…the natural born citizen clause has increasingly become out of place in the American legal system. However, even though globalization strengthens the case for a Constitutional amendment, many Americans argue against abolishing the requirement.

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November 28, 2008 2 comments

November 28, 2008

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The event that will determine whether or not this nation survives was not the popular vote for Illegal-Alien Elect Hussein. It will be the decision the U.S. Supreme Court makes on whether he is eligible to serve. Some people in the other branches have said the Constitution is dead. The late Republicrud Congressman Henry Hyde of Illinois – a purported “conservative” – said as follows: “The Constitution is old and needs to be rewritten.”

Hyde also said this: “There are things in the Constitution that have been over taken by events, by time. The declaration of war is one of them. There are things no longer relevant to a modern society. Why declare war if you don’t have to? . . . It’s inappropriate, it’s anachronistic and it isn’t done anymore.” So Hyde was content to leave that awesome power in the hands of one man. The Founders were not.

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As December Looms More Take Notice of Obama [the Kenyan] Eligibility Issue

November 27, 2008 1 comment

America’s Right ^ | 11/27/08 | Jeff Schreiber

Posted on Thursday, November 27, 2008 2:48:08 PM by solfour

As December Looms, More Take Notice of Obama Eligibility Issue

Christian Science Monitor latest to weigh in on citizenship debate

Every single day, it seems as though more and more information is coming across my Blackberry and e-mail inbox regarding the citizenship and eligibility questions surrounding Barack Obama. There are new reports analyzing Obama’s Certificate of Live Birth, reports refuting the first reports, information about forged selective service documents, and even rumors of death threats against one of those who has brought suit.

So much new information has come across that I am forced, due to constraints in time and resources which preclude me from examining and verifying and properly sourcing everything to the point where I feel comfortable running it in these pages, to act much like a spectator in all of this and limit the coverage here at America’s Right to things with I can personally see and feel and smell and examine, such as the various legal filings in the different suits across the country.

Thankfully, it seems as though word is steadily getting out. The great folks at WorldNetDaily have taken it upon themselves to spearhead an operation bridging the gap between the new media and the mainstream press — and it seems to be working. A few days ago, a question about the birth certificate issue was asked at a White House press briefing, and now we see that even the Christian Science Monitor has picked up the baton and chosen to weigh in.

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Obama Should End The Birth Certificate Controversy

November 27, 2008 1 comment

Obama Should End The Birth Certificate Controversy
The Bulletin ^ | 11/26/2008 | The Rev. Michael Bresciani

Posted on Thursday, November 27, 2008 5:21:43 PM by ckilmer

Obama Should End The Birth Certificate Controversy
By The Rev. Michael Bresciani, For The Bulletin

The question of whether Barack Obama was actually born in Kenya thus disqualifying him to run as a presidential candidate will not go away. It is like the little mushrooms that appear every morning under the tree, they keep coming back. What should the president-elect do?

It is not fair to label those who want answers as racists, disillusioned right-wingers, conspiracy nuts or any other convenient appellation thereby asking them to simply shut up. Lawsuits filed to require that an official vault document be produced have come from African-Americans, democrats and a host of constitutionally concerned citizens.

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Joe the Outlaw – We will all soon be outlaws

November 27, 2008 1 comment

by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.
by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr

This whole campaign has been dreadfully boring, with gaffe-avoidance techniques squelching all spontaneity, and it doesn’t help that the ideological parameters of the election have been so narrowly drawn as to make any thinking person want to shut up both the candidates and the media that cover them so lovingly.

Still, one interesting point has emerged: the archetype chosen to represent mainstream America turns out to be a thorough-going outlaw in the best sense of that term. In this, he is a symbol of the age. We can look forward to the creation and emergence of ever more people like this in the coming years, as the state tightens its grip over every aspect of American life. We will all soon be outlaws.

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Is the President-Elect blackmail-able over his birth certificate?

November 27, 2008 1 comment

Renew America ^ | November 26, 2008 | Michael Gaynor

Posted on Thursday, November 27, 2008 9:22:01 AM by ckilmer

November 26, 2008

Is the President-Elect blackmail-able over his birth certificate?
By Michael Gaynor

It IS cause for concern that the President-Elect is hiding his birth certificate and the logical questions presenting themselves are, why is the President-Elect hiding his birth certificate?, and Is the President-Elect blackmail-able over his birth certificate?

Why we went dark (about Obama’s birth certificate)

November 27, 2008 1 comment

Why we went dark (about Obama’s birth certificate)
Tulsa Today ^ | Thursday, 27 November 2008 | David Arnett

Posted on Thursday, November 27, 2008 3:43:11 PM by ckilmer

Thursday, November 27, 2008
Why we went dark
By David Arnett, Publisher
Thursday, 27 November 2008
Monday morning Tulsa Today posted an analysis by veteran New York journalist and the recipient of seven Long Island Press Awards, Joan Swirsky, titled, “The Great Birth Certificate Scandal/Cover-Up of ’08” questioning the missing Barack Obama birth certificate and his eligibility to serve as President of the United States.  ImageTwo hours and 10,000 page views later, our local Internet Service Provider and domain hosting service, Tulsa Connect locked us off the Internet.

“…Islamists attacked b/c they’re worried about Obama!…”

November 27, 2008 1 comment

Chopra: Attack prompts tough questions [Islamists attacked b/c they're worried about Obama!]
CNN ^ | November 26, 2008

Posted on Thursday, November 27, 2008 1:05:52 PM by Constitutionalist Conservative

[...jump to the middle of the transcript...]

The situation is complex, Larry, because it could inflame to proportions that we cannot even imagine. It has to be contained. We now recognize that this is a global problem, with only a global effort can solve this.

And you know, one of the things that I think is happening is that these militant terrorist groups are actually terrified that [President-elect Barack] Obama’s gestures to the rest of the Muslim world may actually overturn the tables on them by alienating them from the rest of the Muslim world, so they’re reacting to this.

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November 27, 2008 1 comment

November 27, 2008

I got into trouble many years ago when I co-hosted CNN’s now-defunct Crossfire show and told an Ambassador from Libya, who was filibustering and denying his government’s links to terrorism, to “Please shut up.” The producer told me that I went too far, but at least I said “please.” On the other hand, CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo went too far when she concluded a Monday interview with Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a major Citigroup investor who has been bailed out by U.S. taxpayers, by saying, “Thank you very much for your precious time.”

Precious time? This is a multi-billionaire foreigner whose financial firm has been bailed out with U.S. taxpayer money. Alwaleed ought to thank us for our precious money—money we don’t have to lend to foreign billionaires.

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November 27, 2008 1 comment

November 27, 2008

It’s an interesting question and one pondered for years. I have come to the conclusion that those born after the 1960’s are not patriotic citizens by the same definition as those born prior to the 60’s. In fact, I’ve heard many 20, 30, and even 40-somethings claim that they hold no particular allegiance to this country, as they consider it to be imperialistic, dishonest, exploitative, and devious.

But we older citizens must realize that the younger generations have not had the benefit of time, wisdom, and many have not had the experience of warfare and soldiering, nor have they had the benefit of an educational system that taught “Republic” vs. “Democracy.” They believe their country to be a democracy, and at the same time, know very well that it is not. They have also been raised on a steady dose of unscrupulous and lying governance, and this they know, as well.

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Gunny G: Another Page In What May Come To Be Known As “The Great Wannabe Caper of 2008!””

November 27, 2008 1 comment

Alan Keyes Tells Us Why He Questions Obama’s Presidency

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The Constitution requires that, to be president, one must be a natural born citizen of the United States. Conservative Alan Keyes-who ran against President-elect Barack Obama in the 2004 race for the Illinois Senate, and in the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign (Keyes ran on the American Independent Party ticket)-is challenging whether that is the case for our new president. In November, Keyes filed a lawsuit against Obama, the California secretary of state, and others, to stop California from giving its electoral votes to Obama until a birth certificate is produced proving that he is indeed a natural born citizen. talked to Keyes about where he thinks Obama was born, why he questions the birth records already provided, and if this whole lawsuit is just an overblown case of sour grapes.

ESSENCE.COM: What exactly do you want to accomplish with this lawsuit?
ALAN KEYES: I had read a little bit about the issues that were being raised about Obama back during the primary season. At first I thought, like a lot of people, “There’s nothing to this. It’s just a matter of fact. You can establish what the facts are.” The Constitution specifies that a citizen who is naturalized, rather than born into the status of being an American citizen, cannot be president. That was done in the beginning because people feared a foreign takeover of the United States government by the process of immigration. Staid as it is, we again are in a situation where a lot of foreign entities have influence or control over U.S. policy.

The reason an issue has been raised about Obama is because of the simple question, which can be answered with a birth certificate that shows he was born in the United States, or born to parents who had the capacity to transmit U.S. citizenship. When the question was asked, he danced around it. If the most important office of the federal government can be occupied by someone who is not qualified under the United States Constitution, that destroys the authority of the Constitution. I think it’s something that needs to be dealt with in a clear, straightforward way. Eventually the case will get to the Supreme Court, establish the facts, and clear the air. It’s really all very simple.

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Maverick Dem [Zell] Miller boosts Chambliss for runoff

November 27, 2008 2 comments

The Athens Banner-Herald / The Associated Press ^ | November 26, 2008 | Shannon McCaffrey

Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 7:47:02 PM by 2ndDivisionVet

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Georgia’s maverick Democrat Zell Miller threw his support behind Sen. Saxby Chambliss saying he “could well be the last man standing between a far, far left liberal agenda sailing through the Senate.”

A former Georgia senator and governor, Miller remains a Democrat but has lined up behind prominent Georgia Republicans in recent years. Chambliss is locked in a Dec. 2 U.S. Senate runoff with Democrat Jim Martin. The race could help decide whether Democrats win enough seats to block Republican filibusters.

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Natural-Born, Native Born, “Subject to the Jurisdiction Thereof,” etc.

November 27, 2008 3 comments

Native. A natural-born subject or citizen; a citizen by birth; one who owes his domicile or citizenship to the fact of his birth within the country referred to.  The term may also include one born abroad, if his parents were then citizens of the country, and not permanently residing in foreign parts.

Native born. See Native.
Black’s Law Dictionary
What “Subject to the Jurisdiction Thereof” Really Means
The Federalist Blog ^ | 9/22/2007 & 11/7/2008 | P.A. Madison

Posted on Thursday, November 27, 2008 1:41:16 AM by unspun

Updated 11/7/08

I have been bombarded lately with requests to revisit the meaning of the Fourteenth Amendments “subject to the jurisdiction thereof” language. Some desire confirmation whether the language simply implies temporary obedience to laws, while others want to confirm whether it requires something more direct and substantial. I’ll spare the reader a lengthy treatise by making this short and to the point.

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November 25, 2008 1 comment

November 25, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Barack Hussein Obama was (s)elected as the next president of the United States. For months now, the question of his eligibility to the office of president has been swirling with increasing velocity.

Questions abound about …

1- where Obama was actually born; Kenya or Hawaii;
2- whether he was adopted by his step-father, Lolo Soetoro, and became an Indonesian citizen; and
3- whether his vault copy Hawaii birth certificate really exists.

Barack Hussein Obama claims he was born in Hawaii. As proof he produced a laser printed copy of a document which appeared on several websites. Two pro-Obama websites, [1] and claim the document is authentic and proof that Obama was born in Hawaii. From the website comes this:

“ staffers have now seen, touched, examined and photographed the original birth certificate. We conclude that it meets all of the requirements from the State Department for proving U.S. citizenship. Claims that the document lacks a raised seal or a signature are false. We have posted high-resolution photographs of the document as ‘supporting documents’ to this article. Our conclusion: Obama was born in the U.S.A. just as he has always said.”

Is this really true?

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Do you really feel comfortable with Barack Obama as President of the United States?

November 25, 2008 2 comments

Do you really feel comfortable with Barack Obama as President of the United States?




Anthony: below is an email that I sent out to dozens of family and friends, that I spent months researching, and that I put together about six weeks before the 04th Nov Presidential Election.  I’m proud to say, that I did my part, my brother and I (and my brother is a lifelong Democrat!); changed several dozen votes as a result of this email, and our personal lobbying efforts.  Unfortunately, we needed to change about 6.5million more, so we fell a tad “short” of our goal…obviously…ta.da.dum!

If you will publish it for your readers, as followup to the thread concerning General Jones possibly heading the NSC in an Obama Administration, fine; if not, I completely understand.   But understand, not of the original research below is mine, it is from serious scholars and journalists and bloggers, who were not in thrall to the Mainstream media, who like I, were seriously concerned by what was about to happen if the voters of America put Barack Obama into the Oval Office.

Also, the links to articles from the NYT and Chicago Tribune, were actually done by those newspapers back when they supported Hillary Clinton for the Nomination, and when it was in their interests to do actual real journalism concerning Barack Obama; however, once he became the Annointed One, mysteriously, those articles and links began to slowly disappear, as their now embarrassing exposures about Barack Obama’s background, proclivities, etc., were seen as dangerous, and justly so, to their nominee.  In other words, the information was no longer covenient.  Tony, it seems as if some of your readers may feel comfortable calling me some type of Right Wing Nut….I wonder if they can do the same to the NYT, the Chicago Tribune, the NRO, American Thinker, IBD..etc.?

I challenge any of your readers to disprove ANY of the information in any of the links/articles below!  They can’t hurt my feelings by doing so, I didn’t write any of it.  But it was available out there for anyone who was interested in finding it.   Too bad we had 65million Americans too lazy, or ignorant to do so.

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The Great Birth Certificate Scandal-Cover-Up of the 2008 Election by Joan Swirsky

November 24, 2008 3 comments

joanswirskyportrait.jpgNovember 22, 2008
by Joan SwirskyThis week, newscasters reported that al Qaeda’s #2 terrorist disparaged the election of Barack Obama, and hurled racial slurs at Obama himself. “The report has not been confirmed by the State Department,” they all said, but they reported it anyway.

Last week, Fox News reporter Carl Cameron told viewers that three “anonymous” insiders of Sen. McCain’s campaign said that Sarah Palin was, in essence, a diva and a dunce. He – and dozens of others who picked up the story on other channels – never identified, or even verified, the sources of the quotes, but they reported them anyway.


Contrast these shabby examples of “journalism” with the legions of identifiable, verifiable and credible sources who for months have been investigating the disturbing allegation that Barack Obama is ineligible for the presidency because he has failed to meet one of the three requirements that the U.S. Constitution mandates, specifically that he provide proof of his “natural born” U.S. citizenship.

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A DEAFENING SILENCE – SCROUNGING FOR ANSWERS – Was America taken hostage? By Joan Swirsky

November 24, 2008 1 comment

The Great Birth Certificate Scandal/Cover-Up of ’08 By Joan Swirsky
Monday, 24 November 2008

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“I don’t believe in a government that protects us from ourselves.” – Reagan has taken to using the term “libertarian” (or “libertarian-conservative”) to describe his political philosophy”

November 23, 2008 6 comments

Reason Magazine

Inside Ronald Reagan

A Reason Interview

July 1975 Print Edition

“I don’t believe in a government that protects us from ourselves.”

Those of us concerned about liberty have had good reason of late to be interested in Ronald Reagan. Increasingly, California’s former governor has been turning up in first place among Republican figures in political opinion polls, among Independents as well as Republicans. In addition, in recent months Reagan has taken to using the term “libertarian” (or “libertarian-conservative”) to describe his political philosophy. All of which naturally made us interested in taking a closer look at the man and his ideas. Thanks to the efforts of the late Ned Hutchinson (a former Reagan aide), REASON was able to obtain time out of Reagan’s busy schedule for him to be interviewed by Editor Manuel S. Klausner.

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November 22, 2008 3 comments

November 22, 2008

We have founded the new Science of Sociology, and as a deduction from Sociology, the Universal Religion. Auguste Comte, System of Positive Polity (SPP), Vol.2, 1852, 344.

The final blow was inevitably given to Theology . . . when the establishment of my system of Sociology cut from under it its old title to teach Morality and direct Society . . .SPP, Vol. 2, 290.

In a word the new doctrine will institute the worship of Woman, publicly and privately, in a far more perfect way than has ever before been possible. It is the first permanent step towards the worship of Humanity. SPP, Vol. I, 1851, P.2

Consequently it is the primary condition of social reorganization to put an end to the state of utter revolt which the Intellect maintains against the Heart . . . Positivism has at last overcome the immense difficulties of this task . . . every part of our nature is brought under the regenerating influence of the worship of Humanity. Thus a new spiritual power will arise . . . better calculated than Catholicism to engage the support of women which is so necessary to its efficient action on society. SPP, Vol. I, 1851, P. 285-287

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November 22, 2008 1 comment

November 22, 2008

The American people may be losing their jobs and savings, but on Friday night, on the eve of the international financial summit, they provided President Bush and other G20 leaders a lavish banquet that included $300-a-bottle wine, Vermont Brie, eggplant fondue, and rack of lamb. Details of the “culinary delights” and “sumptuous feast” provided to the politicians who departed their black limousines were included in wire service stories. They were toasting the demise of America as a global economic and military superpower and planning to loot another trillion dollars from U.S. taxpayers.

Stories about the feast can only cause rising anger in the United States. A C-SPAN moderator on Sunday morning, hosting a discussion of the growing financial crisis and taking calls, himself commented that there was a lot of anger out there. One caller mentioned taking up arms against the government over the looting of the taxpayers.

We have seen the people react this way in the past to proposals for Congressional pay raises and illegal alien amnesty. But the growing anger over the endless series of taxpayer bailouts is getting louder and louder. In response to the stories about the lavish G20 banquet and my own columns on the growing financial crisis, I received this email:

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Petitioners tell prez-elect: Prove eligibility for office

November 22, 2008 1 comment

Petitioners tell prez-elect: Prove eligibility for office
WND ^ | November 21, 2008 | Bob Unruh

Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2008 6:20:41 AM by RobinMasters

Thousands of people are jumping aboard a petition that demands documentation of President-elect Barack Obama’s eligibility to hold the highest office in the U.S., not just assurances from party officials.

Within only a few hours of its launch, more than 10,000 petitioners today had joined the effort coordinated by WND founder and editor Joseph Farah.

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Blog of Leo Donofrio, down? The blog service that hosts it, down? (Re Investigating Obama….)

November 22, 2008 3 comments

Blog of Leo Donofrio, down? The blog service that hosts it, down? (Page Load Error)
NaturalBornCitizen ^ | 11/21/2008 | unspun

Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2008 12:30:36 AM by unspun

I am trying to take a look at tonight. It is not coming up.

As you may recall, was hit by a denial of service attack on, was it Election Day?

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The enemy within Exclusive: Hilmar von Campe cites similarities in ascendancies of Obama, Hitler

November 21, 2008 1 comment
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Editor’s note: Hilmar von Campe is a former Hitler youth whose new book is entitled, “Defeating the Totalitarian Lie: A Former Hitler Youth Warns America.”

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, in the presence of officials of the “peace quartet,” told BBC Nov. 9, according to Guysen International News, that he is convinced President-elect Obama is “determined to push talks between Israelis and Palestinians, and bring Islam and the West closer together.” This is unreal if not ridiculous. The Arabs are not interested in getting closer to the West, to Israel or to peace; they want more power. What Blair thinks is peace for them is just a steppingstone to their real purpose – the liquidation of the state of Israel. Western leaders, including President Bush, are denying in their policies and with their words the Judeo-Christian roots of Western Civilization and therewith are also denying their own personal and political reality. This is the reason why they are unaware of the real motives of our enemies.

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Tarawa’s brutality remembered Nearly 1,700 U.S. troops died in battle By Audrey McAvoy, The Associated Press

November 21, 2008 1 comment

Friday, November 21, 2008
Tarawa’s brutality remembered
Nearly 1,700 U.S. troops died in battle

By Audrey McAvoy, The Associated Press

Photos by Audrey McAvoy/AP
Adm. Timothy Keating, head of the U.S. Pacific Command, shakes hands with Roy Robinson, an 83-year-old veteran of the Battle of Tarawa. On Thursday, the 65th anniversary of the brutal battle, Keating said many lessons still could be learned from World War II. “Pay attention to the survivors while we can,” Keating said.

Master Sgt. James M. Fawcett, left, and Capt. Kyle Corcoran salute Fawcett’s father’s ashes on Red Beach in Tarawa, Kiribati. Fawcett spread the ashes on the beach where his father fought his way ashore 65 years ago on the first day of the Battle of Tarawa.

TARAWA, Kiribati — Master Sgt. James M. Fawcett got on his knees and gently mixed his father’s ashes with sand on the Pacific beach where the elder Fawcett fought his way ashore 65 years ago.

Maj. James L. Fawcett died in September at the age of 89. He wanted his ashes taken to the spot where half of the men in his 50-man platoon were killed during the first two hours of the Battle of Tarawa, one of World War II’s most brutal battles.

“What a great way to end a great life,” the younger Fawcett said Thursday after he fulfilled his father’s wish. He was “a guy that was just an incredible hero and an incredible father,” he said.

Fawcett later joined a ceremony observing the 65th anniversary of the Nov. 20, 1943, start of the three-day battle. The United States aimed to take Tarawa from Japan, which had controlled the island since Tokyo ousted the British three days after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The fight for the tiny atoll halfway between Hawaii and Australia was the U.S. military’s first major amphibious assault in World War II.

Victory gave the U.S. control of a critical airfield it used to launch planes to bomb new Japanese targets and spy on Japanese positions. It also taught the Navy and Marine Corps crucial lessons in amphibious warfare that would help the U.S. take island after island as it pushed west across the Pacific to defeat Japan and end the war.

But the gains came at great cost.

More than 990 U.S. Marines and some 680 sailors died, while almost 2,300 were wounded. Only 17 of the 3,500 Japanese troops — and 129 of the 1,200 Korean laborers forcibly brought to Tarawa by Japan — survived.

“The battle that unfolded here was one of staggering sacrifice, almost inconceivable challenge,” Adm. Timothy J. Keating, head of the U.S. Pacific Command, said at the ceremony marking the anniversary. “Their courage and commitment and sense of honor inspired a nation.”

Four Medals of Honor — the nation’s highest award for combat valor — were earned at Tarawa, one of them posthumously. Thirty-four Navy Crosses, the Navy’s second-highest award for valor, were issued along with some 250 Silver Stars.

The U.S. had expected to significantly weaken the Japanese position before the Marines landed by assaulting the island with long-range bombers and sorties launched from aircraft carriers. Battleships and cruisers lobbed shells.

The Americans planned to have 3,000 Marines on the beach in 30 minutes and 6,000 more in the hours that followed. Instead, the Marines took hours getting ashore, and lost hundreds of men doing so.

The U.S. made two especially costly mistakes.

One was dramatically underestimating how many Japanese would survive their aerial bombardments. The other was misreading the ocean tides, causing U.S. transport boats to get stuck on the reef. Many Marines were mowed down by Japanese machine-gun fire when they were forced to abandon the boats and wade ashore.

After assessing the results of Tarawa, U.S. commanders decided they would need more amphibious troops to invade Kwajalein and nearby islands. They also determined they would need to drop precision bombs over long periods to take out the concrete bunkers that had protected Japanese troops on Tarawa from aerial attack.

Keating, who commands 300,000 U.S. troops in the Asia-Pacific region, urged those working for him to learn from World War II veterans while they are still living.

“Pay attention to the survivors while we can,” he said.

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Day of Reckoning by Patrick J. Buchanan

November 21, 2008 1 comment

How did the United States of America, the richest nation on earth, whose economy represents 30 percent of the Global Economy, arrive at the precipice of a financial panic and collapse?

The answer lies in the abject failure of both America’s financial elite and the political elite of both parties – the same elites now working together to determine how much of our wealth will be needed to bail the nation out of the crisis of their own creation.

Big Government is riding to the rescue – saddlebags full of our tax dollars – to save us from the consequences of the stupidity and folly of Big Government. New York and Washington, the twin cities responsible for the crisis, are now being hailed by the media as the 7th Cavalry, coming to rescue a beleaguered nation.

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Jonah Goldberg: Honestly, Another Abe? (Comparing Obama to FDR and Lincoln)

November 21, 2008 1 comment

Townhall ^ | November 21, 2008 | Jonah Goldberg

Posted on Friday, November 21, 2008 4:08:32 AM by 2ndDivisionVet

In an attempt to dial down expectations for his administration, President-elect Barack Obama’s supporters have dropped much of the “messiah” talk.

No more talk of him being The One (Oprah), or a Jedi Knight (George Lucas), or a “Lightworker” (the San Francisco Chronicle), or a “quantum leap in American consciousness” (Deepak Chopra). Instead we have more humble and circumspect conversation about the man. Now he’s merely Abraham Lincoln and FDR and Martin Luther King, combined.

It’s a step down from divine redeemer, but you have to start somewhere.

Newsweek, Time, the Washington Post, “60 Minutes” and, of course, The O Network (formerly known as MSNBC) have all run wild with this stuff. Depicting Obama as FDR or Lincoln has become a staple of the self-proclaimed “objective” media.

I was on Fox News the other night to throw some cold water on this Obama-as-Lincoln stuff. Alan Colmes of “Hannity & Colmes” chastised me, asking if we shouldn’t give Obama “a chance to actually spread his wings and fly a little bit” before disparaging him.

Fine. I actually agree with that. Conservatives should not denounce Obama’s performance before he’s had a chance to, you know, perform.

But, shouldn’t we also hold off on comparing the guy to FDR and Lincoln before he’s done anything?

Obama hasn’t even taken the oath of office yet, and it’s already an unfair right-wing attack to say that Obama isn’t on par with Lincoln and FDR. What’s next? Will it be slander to say Obama’s a carbon-based life form? Will the Secret Service investigate you if you’re overheard saying you think Obama’s merely “OK”?

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New Lease on Life for the Beloved M-14

November 21, 2008 1 comment

New Lease on Life for the Beloved M-14

November 13, 2008
Tactical Life|

by Eric R. Poole

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have demonstrated how critically important snipers are to a fight
marked by urban canyons and high-mountain caves. Problem is, those highly-trained sharpshooters are in short supply, and the need for accurate, long-range fire has outpaced the services’ ability to field one-shot killers.

So both the Army and Marine Corps began a program to seed infantry squads with so-called “designated marksmen” –
call them “snipers-lite.”

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Was Leo Donofrio’s case fast tracked at SCOTUS today?!? Emergency review like Bush V. Gore?

November 21, 2008 1 comment

Natural Born Citizen Blog – Leo Donofrio ^ | 11-20-2008 | Leo C. Donofrio

Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2008 11:10:27 PM by Frantzie


I am awaiting clarification from the Clerk’s office at the United States Supreme Court as to whether my stay application has now been accepted in lieu of a more formal full petition for certiorari (and/or mandamus or prohibition). Such a transformation is a rare and significant emergency procedure. It was used in Bush v. Gore, a case I have relied on in my brief.

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Gunny G: A Blast From The Past: “The Whistler”

November 21, 2008 Leave a comment

Gunny G: A Blast From The Past: “The Whistler”

“Episodes of The Whistler began with the ominous narration:

I am the Whistler, and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales, hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes … I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak.” Read more…

Petition to see the birth certificate

November 21, 2008 1 comment


November 21, 2008 1 comment

November 21, 2008

The asteroids are striking! Cars will be smashed. What will people drive if we aren’t given billions? We will go down in heaping flames and cars will cease to exist. At least that is the view of the desperate shrills of Daimier Chrysler, Ford and GM to congressional leaders.

Lets look a little closer at the body of the dying patient on the table…more light please nurse. First of all lets look at their average wages. Thanks to we now know that the average worker at DaimierChrysler makes $75.86 and hour. Ford, on average pays their workers $70.51 an hour and GM averages $73.26 an hour. The bottom line is that even with some of these numbers including retirement costs, pensions etc….it still averages about $133,000 per year per worker. Isn’t that special? In a time of national melt down and the car companies allegedly going down the toilet, the average worker desperately struggles with a lowly 100,000 plus salary? Oh horror of horrors. I can hardly process the suffering and pain.

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November 21, 2008 1 comment

November 21, 2008

Canada and Mexico have long been tied to the US economy. In 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement was crafted at the hands of the Democratically-controlled 104th Congress—and the newly-elected Clinton Administration as their quid pro quo to the international money mafia who financed their victory. Both Canada and Mexico thought NAFTA would make them as prosperous as the United States. Mexico, at least, should have known better.

While Canada has always prospered from its proximity to the United States, Mexico—which has traditionally been viewed as America’s “subprime neighbor”—has not. Mexico was invited to play an important role in the globalization of the western hemisphere only because it has an easily-corrupted government and an abundance of cheap labor. It was a second-world power sitting at the gateway of the greatest economic power in the world. It was also a second-world power that provided the merchant princes of the United States with an unnoticed gateway, through the tariff-free provisions of NAFTA, that would allow US industrialists to export their factories to the People’s Republic of China and then import products made in joint ventures between US corporations and the Chinese government through the tariff-free Mexican Port of Lazaro Cardenas. Chinese goods, masquerading as NAFTA goods from Mexico, traveled up the Trans-Texas Corridor to anxious, bargain-hunting, stupid American consumers who still fail to realize that the more Chinese or other third world products they buy the faster their job will be exported to the human capital-rich third world countries which are raising up a new generation of consumers. The discretionary income of these new consumers will come at the expense of US jobs.

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November 21, 2008 1 comment

November 21, 2008

[Announcement: Did you know Alan Stang has a new radio show? Click here for details.]

Yes, I know that Illegal Alien-Elect Hussein is a Communist. I know his financial peculations could land most others in jail. I know that, because he has concealed everything about himself and lied about it, we know less about him than we did about every other candidate elected to the Oval Office.

I know that he could still actually be a Muslim and that he has participated in disgusting, degenerate sexual practices. I know he has been a British subject and an Indonesian citizen and therefore is ineligible to be President of the United States. I know he has used cocaine, like his predecessor, Communist world government traitor Jorge W. Boosh. I know he is the property of Goldman Sachs.

In fact, Stephen Coffman retired as Resident Agent in Charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Galveston, Texas office after thirty two years of government service. For many of those years his security clearance was Secret and even higher. In the latest outrage, Coffman has examined the Selective Service System paperwork filed in Hussein’s name, and told me that it is riddled with forgeries, still another felony. Get in touch with me if you would like to see his phony SSS card.

Again, “Barack Hussein Obama” is a concoction, a biological version of a department store manikin, manufactured on a lathe to be tall, handsome and charming, blessed with a beautiful black-preacher voice, a man who has more names than a woman – Barack Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, aka Barry Obama, aka Barack Dunham, aka Barry Dunham – and more nationalities than a virus, as impossible to authenticate as it is to nail a cow pie to a wall.

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The First Time I Heard Of Barack By Tom Fife

November 20, 2008 13 comments

The First Time I Heard Of Barack
By Tom Fife

During the period of roughly February 1992 to mid 1994, I was making frequent trips to Moscow, Russia, in the process of starting a software development joint-venture company with some people from the Russian scientific community. One of the men in charge on the Russian side was named V. M.; he had a wife named T.M.

V. was a level-headed scientist while his wife was rather deeply committed to the losing Communist cause – a cause she obviously was not abandoning.
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With only 1,448 days until election day 2012, Ron Paul ponders another run

November 20, 2008 1 comment

With only 1,448 days until election day 2012, Ron Paul ponders another run
LA Times ^ | 20 Nov 2008 | Andrew Malcolm

Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2008 8:11:25 PM by BGHater

With only 1,448 days left before the 2012 election, you-know-who is making plans to launch another long-shot campaign for the presidency.

So much can happen bTexas Representative and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul ponders another White House run in 2012efore Nov. 6, 2012: Hillary Clinton could be on the Supreme Court. Her husband could be getting $400,000 per speech.

There’ll be yet another James Bond actor. Shrek IX will be showing. And Harry Reid will be scowling. Still.

Also, you can bet Rep. Ron Paul will be running for the White House again, probably as a Republican. Not so much to actually win, mind you; RP runs to make a point about less government and foreign intervention.

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November 20, 2008 1 comment

Prison Planet
November 20, 2008


Inhofe says Treasury Secretary made dire warnings in conference call on September 19th

Paul Joseph Watson
[1] Prison
Thursday, November 20, 2008

Senator James Inhofe has revealed that Henry Paulson was behind the threats of martial law and a new great depression prior to the passage of the bailout bill, having made such warnings during a conference call on September 19th, around two weeks before the legislation was eventually approved by both the Senate and Congress.

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REQUIEM FOR A LOST NATION By Sheriff Jim R. Schwiesow, Ret.

November 20, 2008 1 comment

November 20, 2008

“The drums sound with measured beat; the Sun sets slowly with diminished heat. Listen to the dirge and mark the cadence of a song of death for a once great nation.”

One of the fun things about writing a column is the receipt of mail, good and bad, in response to my articles. Those who understand the message and have pertinent arguments and constructive comment are a blessing and greatly appreciated. Their comments are most often stimulating, interesting and nearly always challenging and enlightening.

The nescient few who write to vent their spleen and pour out a completely illiterate, unlettered and mindless invective can be weirdly entertaining. Given the bizarreness of their messages it is sad to think that the writers of these are the finished product of the American Education system. When I read these offerings I continually wonder when and how the writer escaped the asylum. It is scary to think that those who are so inimically disposed might be running around with a fingernail file in their pocket. I can imagine that their Kindergarten teachers appended their report cards with such messages as “fails to color within the lines” and “does not get along well with classmates.” These do help me to partially understand the Transportation Security Administration’s obsession with penknives and small manicuring implements. Remember I said partially as I am not altogether sure that many of those of the TSA are not often recruited from among this very segment of society.

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ANARCHY HAS COME By Coach Dave Daubenmire

November 20, 2008 1 comment

November 20, 2008

President Bush reportedly said that the Constitution was “just a G—D—n piece of paper.” It is hard to believe that the report is true, but you would have to admit that recent happenings in this once-great Constitutional Republic reflect the opinions of many in power in the nation’s capital.

Despite what you might hear on the news, or out of the mouth of our elected officials, America is not a Democracy. In fact, according to our Founders, a democracy was the worst form of all governments. Listen to what some wise men have said.

Ben Franklin said “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.”

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” Winston Churchill

“Democracy is the road to socialism.” Karl Marx

According to Webster’s unabridged Dictionary, a republic is “A form of government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law.”

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Who is Rahm Emanuel?

November 20, 2008 1 comment ^ | November 19, 2008 | John Perazzo

Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 2:47:35 PM by SJackson

Who is Rahm Emanuel?

By John Perazzo | Wednesday, November 19, 2008

EDITORS’NOTE: For a comprehensive look at a host of additional associates, appointees, and allies who have been important figures in the political career of Barack Obama, click here.

Two days after defeating John McCain, Barack Obama made his first appointmentas president-elect when he named 49-year-old Rahm Emanuel to be his chief ofstaff. Formerly an aide to Bill Clinton and currently the DemocraticRepresentative for Illinois’5th congressional district, Emanuel has suddenly become a figure of greatinterest to the American public.

Yet there has been much disagreement about where,on the political spectrum, his politics fall. Some critics have derided him asthe prototype of a partisan leftist. Others, such as ABC reporter ClaireShipman and CNN correspondent Frank Sesno, have characterized him,respectively, as “a pragmatic, centrist politician” and assomeone “on the center to center-right.” Whom are we tobelieve?

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Supremes to review Barack’s citizenship Case challenging his name on ballot set for ‘conference’

November 20, 2008 1 comment
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Supremes to review
Barack’s citizenship

Case challenging his name
on ballot set for ‘conference’

Posted: November 20, 2008
1:10 am Eastern

By Bob Unruh


A case that challenges President-elect Barack Obama’s name on the 2008 election ballot citing questions over his citizenship has been scheduled for a “conference” at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Conferences are private meetings of the justices at which they review cases and decide which ones to accept for formal review. This case is set for a conference Dec. 5, just 10 days before the Electoral College is scheduled to meet to make formal the election of Obama as the nation’s next president.

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E.D. Hill, Fox Contract Not Renewed. Fired Over Obama Comment?

November 19, 2008 1 comment

NEWSBUSTERS ^ | November 19, 2008 | Warner Todd Huston

Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 3:13:26 PM by radar101

TVNewser has an exclusive on the final fate of invisible Fox personality E.D. Hill today. Fox has decided not to renew E.D.’s contract, so she will be finally leaving the Fox News Channel after being off the air since June.

Some may remember the left-media storm targeting E. D. Hill that occurred back on June 6 when she off handedly said that Barack and Michelle’s on stage fist bump was a “terrorist fist jab.” The Huffington Post and Media Matters raised a storm of protest and soon after, E.D. Hill lost her Fox show.

Well, it seems to have taken some time, but as TVNewser reports Fox has announced they are not going to renew Hill’s contract when it expires early in 2009.

SVP of Programming Bill Shine tells TVNewser that he “chose not to renew E.D.’s latest contract” but noted that “Hill has been a valued contributor to the success of FNC over the years, and we wish her all the best.”

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Gunny G: Jim Jones and Jonestown, etc.

November 19, 2008 6 comments

Last night FauxNoose ran a piece on Jim Jones and The Jonestown thing. They claimed it had new never-b4-seen photos, etc. I saw nothing new. For years we have seen both the party line article on this, and much lesser, the conspiracy theory articles here and there.

English: This image of a document is from &quo...

English: This image of a document is from “the Jonestown Institute” at San Diego State University. The image is photo of Jim Jones that is imaged here. The site states that: “Tape transcripts, summaries, some primary source documents, and all photographs on this site are free and available to the public for use by crediting: The Jonestown Institute,” Home Page Permitting Such Usage (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I recalled that there was one conspiracy theory stuck in my old mind-housing-group about a Special Forces team that had gone into Jonestown before the media came upon the scene. A Ms Google search eventually turned up the article I had been thinking of–seems it had involved Col Bo Gritz–that I had not remembered.

What is the truth of Jim Jones and the Jonestown incident?
I do not know.
Is there anything to the various “conspiracy theories” involving this?
I do not know.
What of the party line account of things on this? Many points of view even with the party line account.

Anyway, the conspiracy angles are interesting, if nothing else.

Here’s another article here.
Dick G

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This full-page ad appeared today in the Washington Times National Weekly (Monday November 17th edition) It will hit subscribers’ mailboxes on Tuesday…

November 19, 2008 2 comments

Full Page Ad in Washington Times Weekly – November 17, 2008


This full-page ad appeared today in the Washington Times National Weekly (Monday November 17th edition) It will hit subscribers’ mailboxes on Tuesday. (PDF attached at bottom)

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Full Page Ad hits Washington Times Weekly/Weekly Online (Re Berg – Obama)

November 19, 2008 1 comment

Full Page Ad hits Washington Times Weekly/Weekly Online / Washington Times National Weekly, Page 5 ^ | 11/17 | Philip J Berg

Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 3:01:49 AM by blueplum

Berg issues three challenges in ad on page 5:

1) Was Barack Obama born in Kenya? 2) Is he really a citizen of Indonesia? 3) Does the Constitution still matter?

(read responses!)

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Buena Park pastor files suit to keep Obama from taking office

November 18, 2008 1 comment

OC Register ^ | November 18, 2008 | MICHAEL MELLO

Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 4:01:05 PM by Red Steel

Suit filed in Sacramento seeks to force the president-elect to show better proof of citizenship.

A Buena Park pastor and vice-presidential candidate noted for his politics from the pulpit is a party to a lawsuit seeking to keep President-elect Obama from taking office.

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History of the word Fuck – Animation, etc.

November 18, 2008 1 comment

History of the word Fuck – Animation

SEE ALSO:History of the Word Fuck
A thorough thesis on the word fuck – covering it’s usage as a verb, adjective, adverb, noun, and more. Read more…


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