- November 10, 2009
We Can’t Sit Back and Allow the Loss of Our Freedoms
We elect the government. It works for us. As we watch the Democrats’ plans for health care take shape, we can only ask how did our government get so removed, so unbridled, so arrogant that it can tell us how to live our personal lives?
Last Saturday, at 11 o’clock in the evening, the House of Representatives voted by a five vote margin to have the federal government manage the health care of every American at a cost of $1 trillion dollars over the next ten years.
For the first time in American history, if this bill becomes law, the Feds will force you to buy insurance you might not want, or may not need, or cannot afford. If you don’t purchase what the government tells you to buy, if you don’t do so when they tell you to do it, and if you don’t buy just what they say is right for you, the government may fine you, prosecute you, and even put you in jail. Freedom of choice and control over your own body will be lost. The privacy of your communications and medical decision making with your physician will be gone. More of your hard earned dollars will be at the disposal of federal bureaucrats.
It was not supposed to be this way. We elect the government. It works for us. How did it get so removed, so unbridled, so arrogant that it can tell us how to live our personal lives? Evil rarely comes upon us all at once, and liberty is rarely lost in one stroke. It happens gradually, over the years and decades and even centuries. A little stretch here, a cave in there, powers are slowly taken from the states and the people and before you know it, we have one big monster government that recognizes no restraint on its ability to tell us how to live. It claims the power to regulate any activity, tax any behavior, and demand conformity to any standard it chooses.
The Founders did not give us a government like the one we have today. The government they gave us was strictly limited in its scope, guaranteed individual liberty, preserved the free market, and on matters that pertain to our private behavior was supposed to leave us alone.
April 7, 2007
We have often heard reference made to President Eisenhower’s so-called farewell warning to the nation, about the military-industrial complex, upon his leaving office in 1961.
Upon closer examination of that speech, both what it did and did not say, we find that very likely he should have referred to it, more appropriately, as the “Military Industrial Congressional Complex, ” as, he apparently really meant. At least, as the following reference would seem to infer.
“In this speech Eisenhower identifies for the first time a group called the military-industrial complex. The speech was written for him by Malcolm Moos of Johns Hopkins University. Initially Moos had used the phrase “Military Industrial Congressional Complex”. Eisenhower was advised not to link members of Congress with this conspiracy. He accepted this advice but the fact remains, Eisenhower believed that certain members of Congress were being paid by the armaments industry to maintain these high-levels of defence spending. For example, when Eisenhower left office in 1960 military spending amounted to 77% of all federal spending.”
R. W. Gaines
Part 2: Military Industrial Complex
Dwight Eisenhower’s last speech as president on 17th January, 1961, was completely out of character.
This evening I come to you with a message of leave-taking and farewell, and to share a few final thoughts with you, my countrymen…
Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But now we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defence; we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added to this, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defence establishment. We annually spend on military security more than the net income of all United States corporations.
This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence – economic, political, even spiritual – is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.
From Alan Cantwell MD
Wake Up, Mr. President! We’re In A War Here [We Have A Boy King: 67% Ages 18-29 Voted For 0!] NYPost
Posted on Saturday, November 14, 2009 2:03:15 PM by Steelfish
Wake Up, Mr. President! We’re In A War Here
November 14, 2009
The Obama administra- tion’s obdurate refusal to accept the reality of Islam ist terrorism was underscored yet again yesterday when Attorney General Eric Holder announced that 9/11 architect Khalid Sheik Mohammed will be brought to New York to be tried as a common criminal.
What an outrage.
Posted on Saturday, November 14, 2009 1:48:15 PM by Tamar Rush
“DREAMS OF MY VIOLENT DRUNKARD FATHER”
Our alcoholic father beat me, says Barack Obama’s half brother, Mark
As the US President arrives in China, Barack Obama’s half brother reveals that when he was a child their father was a violent drunk
Telegraph & News Sources
On the eve of his older sibling’s first-ever visit to China, Mark Okoth Obama Ndesandjo has emerged from the shadows to reveal the disturbing truth about the late Barack Obama Sr, his and President Obama’s father.
Last week, Mr Ndesandjo published an autobiographical novel, Nairobi to Shenzhen: A Tale of Love In The East. It paints a shocking picture of his abusive and alcoholic father, one that is at odds with the man portrayed in Dreams From My Father, President Obama’s best-selling 1995 memoir.
Mukasey: ‘Very High’ Risk of Attack Over NYC 9/11 Trial
POLITICO ^ | November 13, 2009 | staff
Posted on Saturday, November 14, 2009 1:48:23 PM by kellynla
Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey said today that it is highly likely that terrorists will attack New York City as a consequence of the Obama administration’s decision to send five alleged Sept. 11 plotters there for trial in federal court.
During a question and answer period following a speech to a conservative legal group, Mukasey was asked about the possibility that there might be an escape by one or more prisoners.
“The [Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan] is a very secure place….Is it secure? Of course, it’s secure. They’re not going to escape,” Mukasey told a conference of the Federalist Society. “The question is not whether they’re going to escape. The question is whether, not only that particular facility, but the city [at] large, will then become the focus for mischief in the form of murder by adherents of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed–whether this raises the odds that it will. I would suggest to you that it raises them very high.”
Mukasey said the men now to be tried in New York should have been left before military commission proceedings at Guantanamo that were already in progress.
Barack Obama – The Devil’s SpawnBy John Hankey
I already wrote to you on this matter. I don’t know how well you may know Webster Tarpley. He is very highly-regarded, and rightly I think, for his book, “The Unauthorized Biography of George Bush,” and for his work on 9-11, especially in revealing the nature of “Able Danger” as the covert basis for establishing the pretext of Islamic high-jackers.
He has been a fierce critic of the Clinton’s in the past. He has been the fiercest critic of the Bushes.
And yet, like me, he finds himself encouraging people to pull out all the stops in opposing Obama, including supporting Hillary. I asked him “Do you mean to say that informed people must support Hillary?” He wrote back:
Voting is the least of it – vote against Obama in whatever way is most congenial to you. But voting is the beginning of political activity only and not the sum total of it. What you need to do is call in to talk radio of all sorts — Air America, right wingers, anybody and everybody, and denounce obama as a puppet Manchurian candidate controlled from behind the scenes by Brzezinski. I suggest you take that YouTube video you sent me and blast it out to your entire list in ways that you never thought possible.
In other words, get political in the full sense of the word. -WGT
I thought I’d share Tarpley’s research and the basis of his conclusions regarding Obama. He is scared ****less, or he would not possibly be able to advocate supporting Clinton.
I’m reminded of 2000 when I ran around desperately arguing with intelligent people that Bush was a fascist, and that people should support Gore, not Nader, or sit idly by.
Nobody listened then. Why should now be any different? No reason, but Tarpley asked me to write you so I’m writing you.
BRZEZINSKI SEIZING CONTROL OVER US
POLICY IN SLOW-MOTION CREEPING COUP
By Webster G. Tarpley
WASHINGTON DC — Events of the past few days indicate that the Zbigniew Brzezinski faction of lunatic Russia haters have now won the upper hand inside the secret councils of the Anglo-American finance oligarchy, displacing the hitherto dominant George Shultz-neocon faction. Although George Bush and his cronies still occupy the White House, the policies that are being carried out are coming from the Brzezinski left CIA machine. Brzezinski has returned to public prominence in recent months due to his role as top establishment controller for the Obama campaign. But Brzezinski is not waiting for the outcome of the November elections to take over key parts of the US government. Brzezinski and his left CIA allies are already moving to assert their strategy, even as the neocons and their characteristic obsessions are moved to the back burner. The probability of an attack on Iran or Syria is declining, even as the danger of confrontation with Russia, China, and Pakistan “all much more dangerous targets to trifle with” increases exponentially.
1. KOSOVO — The independence of Kosovo has opened a new crisis front in Eastern Europe, with the potential for very nasty complications in regard to Russia. This is the essence of the Brzezinski anti-Russian policy. Kosovo independence is of course a flagrant violation of all existing norms of international law, most notably the Helsinki CSCE treaty of 1975 which finally put an end to World War II by declaring that all borders in Europe were to be considered final unless and until any changes had been agreed through mutual consultation of the interested parties. Since the Serbian government in Belgrade is vehemently opposed to Kosovo independence, the unilateral actions of the US, British, and NATO are the very essence of international anarchy. The new regime in Kosovo goes far beyond the usual kleptocracy of NATO puppets favored by Brzezinski and his circles. The new regime in Kosovo is essentially the terrorist KLA, an organization devoted to gun-running, drug-running, and trafficking in human slaves. The KLA is a Balkan version of Al Qaeda, and both are wholly owned creations of the CIA and British intelligence. With Kosovo independence, the US, British, and NATO stand ready to use armed force to defend the right of a terrorist gang to assert sovereignty over a segment of modern Europe. The criminal obscenity of this policy could hardly be greater, but for Brzezinski all methods are legitimate provided that they increase tension with Moscow, and in that respect Kosovo independence is already a glowing success.
2. SPACE WARFARE — The shooting down by the Pentagon of a US satellite over the Pacific is a very provocative military stunt designed to intimidate both Moscow and Beijing, who happened to be Brzezinski’s immediate targets. This reckless and irresponsible action has raised the specter of an uncontrolled arms race reaching into outer space.
3. SYRIA — Zbigniew Brzezinski himself, fresh from addressing a retreat of House Democrats in Williamsburg Virginia, is now in Syria at the head of a RAND Corporation delegation. The purpose of this mission should not be construed as peace in the Middle East, although some foolish observers may read it in that way. Brzezinski’s goal is immediately to lessen Russian influence in Syria, including the closing of certain naval facilities that the Russian navy has maintained in that country. In the longer run, Brzezinski would like to turn both Syria and Iran into components of the ring he means to forge around Russia for the purpose of the strategic encirclement of that rival superpower. Zbigniew’s argument against the neocons is, why attack Iran and Syria, when you can turn them into kamikaze stooges, play them against Russia, and get rid of all of them that way? Europe and China are destined to play similar anti-Russian roles in Brzezinski’s playbook.
4. CIA UNILATERAL KILLINGS IN PAKISTAN — Back in July 2007, Obama attracted much unfavorable attention when he announced his plan to bomb targets inside Pakistan without reference to the government of that country. He was vigorously criticized by Bush, McCain, and Mrs. Clinton. Obama turned out to be a bigger warmonger than Bush himself, since the tenant of the White House said that it was absolutely essential to work with the government of Pakistan against terrorism, and not humiliate them unnecessarily. Now it turns out that Obama’s puppet master Zbigniew Brzezinski is more powerful than Bush on this issue.
Obama: Too Soon for Probe Of Fort Hood by Congress ( B S ! )
Fox/AP ^ | November 14, 2009
Posted on Saturday, November 14, 2009 12:58:35 PM by nuconvert
On an eight-day Asia trip, President Obama turned his attention home and pleaded for lawmakers to “resist the temptation to turn this tragic event into the political theater.”
Posted on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 3:49:09 PM by Tailgunner Joe
As the American public and the global community await the completion of the Obama administration’s extensive review of U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan, Mikhail Gorbachev, the former president of the Soviet Union, said Sunday that, instead of sending more troops, Obama should begin to the lay the groundwork to withdraw from Afghanistan.
“I think that what’s needed is not additional forces,” the former Soviet leader said through a translator, “this is something that we discussed, too, years ago but we decided not to do it. And I think our experience deserves attention.”
Instead of more troops, Gorbachev said the Soviets decided to emphasize domestic development in Afghanistan and promoting national reconciliation between the various clans in the country. In deciding how to proceed in Afghanistan, Gorbachev said the Soviet Union also consulted with other countries including the United States, Iran, Pakistan, and India.
Soviet troops occupied Afghanistan in 1979. They withdrew a decade later after facing stiff resistance from Afghan fighters, who were backed by the United States and Pakistan. The conflict killed 13,000 Soviet soldiers and more than a million Afghan civilians.
Don’t Fool Yourself: America Is Now A Communist Nation
The Market Oracle ^ | 11-12-2009 | DailyWealth
Posted on Friday, November 13, 2009 12:32:51 AM by blam
Don’t Fool Yourself: America Is Now A Communist Nation
Politics / US Politics
Nov 12, 2009 – 01:39 AM
At last year’s Alliance Conference, I urged folks to buy stocks – vehemently… It was the most bullish I’ve been in my entire life. But now I feel the opposite way.
When the facts change, I change my mind. I never thought we’d see the government running $2 trillion deficits, taking over health care, owning all the banks…
Posted on Friday, November 13, 2009 4:01:20 PM by Sir Gawain
But in Russia:
Posted on Friday, November 13, 2009 10:19:25 AM by thouworm
Former President George W. Bush, outlining plans for a new public policy institute, on Thursday said America must fight the temptation to allow the federal government to take control of the private sector, declaring that too much government intervention will squelch economic recovery and expansion.
‘Birther’ stories led to Lou Dobbs’ resignation Sources say CNN dispute over Obama’s eligibility was ‘beginning of the end’
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‘Birther’ stories led to Lou Dobbs’ resignation
Sources say CNN dispute over Obama’s eligibility was ‘beginning of the end’
Posted: November 13, 2009
12:24 pm Eastern
Lou Dobbs’ refusal to drop “birther” stories about challenges to President Obama’s constitutional eligibility to hold office was a major source of contention with CNN management, leading the unconventional anchor to walk away from the network and more than $9 million, according to the New York Post.
Dobbs, known for his strong stand against illegal immigration, surprised his loyal viewers Wednesday night by announcing his resignation and offering no indication of his next move.
The Post, citing anonymous sources, said the beginning of the end of a long-simmering dispute came in July, when CNN President Jonathan Klein told Dobbs’ staff in a memo to stop reporting on lawsuits that demand Obama produce evidence he’s a natural-born American citizen, as required by the Constitution.
“It seems this story is dead because anyone who still is not convinced doesn’t really have a legitimate beef,” Klein’s memo said.
Posted on Saturday, November 14, 2009 1:47:39 AM by bogusname
Showing once again that there is no depth to which he will not sink to further destroy the United States of America and her people, Dictator and American Stalin Barack Hussein Obama has decided to inflict the mastermind of the 9/11 NYC attacks, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, back into and upon the same city where eight years ago the slaughter of Americans occurred.
Obama has directed that his fellow Muslim Mohammed be tried in a civilian court with all US Constitutional rights that are afforded to American citizens. Instead of having the military conduct this beast’s trial, Obama is rubbing the noses of the 9/11 victims, their families and all of the American people in the dirt—again. Now almost daily, Obama and his Marxist goons are working overtime to shock the American people into increasingly forced submission…
IT’S NOT OVER – COULD HOFFMAN WIN? Recanvassing shows NY-23 race tightens even as Rep.
Syracuse ^ | 11/12/09 | Mark Weiner / The Post-Standard
Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2009 5:09:01 PM by American Dream 246
Democrat Bill Owens delivers his victory speech at his headquarters in Plattsburgh last week. Owens declared victory after Conservative nominee Doug Hoffman conceded the 23rd Congressional District race election night. Now recanvassing shows the special election has narrowed to a 3,000-vote difference, and will be decided by a count of absentee ballots.
The Associated PressDemocrat Bill Owens delivers his victory speech at his headquarters in Plattsburgh last week. Owens declared victory after Conservative nominee Doug Hoffman conceded the 23rd Congressional District race election night. Now recanvassing shows the special election has narrowed to a 3,000-vote difference, and will be decided by a count of absentee ballots.» Updated county-by-county NY-23 vote totals (PDF)Washington — Conservative Doug Hoffman conceded the race in the 23rd Congressional District last week after receiving two pieces of grim news for his campaign: He was down 5,335 votes with 93 percent of the vote counted on election night, and he had barely won his stronghold in Oswego County.
As it turns out, neither was true.
Do we Americans still care to be free? – ALAN KEYES
WorldNetDaily ^ | November 13, 2009 | Alan Keyes
Posted on Friday, November 13, 2009 2:13:21 PM by EternalVigilance
Behind all the supposed debate over issues like health care, cap-and-trade and the spending frenzy involved in fueling the freight train to national socialism looms the simple question that pervades them all: Do Americans still care to be free? Of course, I don’t use the word in the narrow sense of doing whatever pleases you at the moment. Whether they were confronting the harsh realities of frontier life, accepting the discipline of working to care for a family, or striving to develop the skills and talents that have been the cutting edge of America’s economic success, that silly libertarian idea of freedom in the licentious sense has never been the object of America’s allegiance.
|The two-star general who wasn’t|
Published 11/13/2009 – 7:29 p.m.
David Weber of Ramona, dressed in the uniform of a Marine major general, talks with Marine Lt. Col. Todd Oneto during the Ramona VFW’s Marine Corps birthday ceremony on Nov. 7. Weber today admitted he was never a major general in the U.S. Marine Corps.
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It was all a big lie. David Weber of Ramona admitted today that he was never a major general in the U.S. Marine Corps, and he was ordered by the Corps’ Office of the Inspector General to never again wear the general’s uniform or medals.
Why is this man bowing? (Because he hates America…???)
Power Line ^ | November 14, 2009 | Scott Johnson
Posted on Saturday, November 14, 2009 9:17:28 AM by yoe
(We criticized) Barack Obama when he bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia. Americans do not bow to royalty. When the royal is the ruling tyrant of a despotic regime, the wrong is compounded. Obama’s bowing to the King was deeply offensive.
When the story emerged from the shadows of the Internet,(Ben Smith) ran an item on Politico with the White House denying the bow. “It wasn’t a bow. He grasped his hand with two hands, and he’s taller than King Abdullah,” said an Obama aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Bill O’Reilly ran a bemused segment on it once the White House denied what Obama had done.
Obama urges Congress to put off Fort Hood probe (Obama’s hiding something)
AP ^ | 11/14/2009 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
Posted on Saturday, November 14, 2009 10:23:36 AM by tobyhill
President Barack Obama on Saturday urged Congress to hold off on any investigation of the Fort Hood rampage until federal law enforcement and military authorities have completed their probes into the shootings at the Texas Army post, which left 13 people dead.
On an eight-day Asia trip, Obama turned his attention home and pleaded for lawmakers to “resist the temptation to turn this tragic event into the political theater.” He said those who died on the nation’s largest Army post deserve justice, not political stagecraft.
“The stakes are far too high,” Obama said in a video and Internet address released by the White House while the president he was flying from Tokyo to Singapore, where Pacific Rim countries were meeting.