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It’s getting to be embarrassing to be a conservative

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It’s getting to be embarrassing to be a conservative

ProfessorBainbridge.com ^ | 8/1/10 | Professor BainbridgePosted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 9:04:18 PM by pissant

These days it’s getting increasingly embarrassing to publicly identify oneself as a conservative. It was bad enough when George Bush 43, the K Street Gang, and the neo-cons were running up spending, fighting an unnecessary war of choice in Iraq, incurring massive deficits, expanding entitlements, and all the rest of the nonsense I cataloged over the years in posts like Bush 43 has been a disaster for conservatives.

These days, however, the most prominent so-called conservatives are increasingly fit only to be cast for the next Dumb and Dumber sequel. They’re dumb and crazy.Conservative pundit David Kilnghoffer has a great op-ed in today’s LA Times that nicely captures what I’m on about:Once, the iconic figures on the political right were urbane visionaries and builders of institutions — like William F. Buckley Jr., Irving Kristol and Father Richard John Neuhaus, all dead now. Today, far more representative is potty-mouthed Internet entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart, whose news and opinion website, Breitbart.com, is read by millions. In his most recent triumph, Breitbart got a U.S. Department of Agriculture official pushed out of her job after he released a deceptively edited video clip of her supposedly endorsing racism against white people.What has become of conservatism? … With its descent to baiting blacks, Mexicans and Muslims, its accommodation of conspiracy theories and an increasing nastiness and vulgarity, the conservative movement has undergone a shift toward demagoguery and hucksterism. Once the talk was of “neocons” versus “paleocons.” Now we observe the rule of the crazy-cons. …Conservatism wasn’t just a policy agenda, a set of partisan gripes or a football team seeking victory on the electoral field. Above all, it was a satisfying, sophisticated critique of modern, materialist culture, pointing a way out and up from liberalism.Let’s tick off ten things that make this conservative embarrassed by the modern conservative movement:

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Sen. Jim DeMint Hits Pelosi, Obama for Ignoring the U.S. Constitution – Video

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Sen. Jim DeMint Hits Pelosi, Obama for Ignoring the U.S. Constitution

– VideoFreedom’s Lighthouse ^ | August 5, 2010 | BrianPosted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 9:10:26 PM by Federalist Patriot

Here is video of Sen. Jim DeMint during a Senate Floor speech against the nomination of Elena Kagan, where he he hammered Nancy Pelosi for her willful disregard of the her oath of office to the U.S. Constitution. DeMint cited Pelosi’s answer when asked where the U.S. Constitution gives her the right to mandate that people purchase Health Insurance. She responded, “You’ve got to be kidding.”DeMint said Pelosi does not see the Constitution as the document that limits what Government can do to the people.

Instead, she and Obama have created a “Yes We Can Congress” that does what it pleases, without any regard to what the Constitution says.Excerpt Read more at freedomslighthouse.net …

via Sen. Jim DeMint Hits Pelosi, Obama for Ignoring the U.S. Constitution – Video.

Liberal: We’re Suffering From “Post-Traumatic First African American President Syndrome”

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Liberal: We’re Suffering From “Post-Traumatic First African American President Syndrome”

RealClearPolitics ^ | August 5, 2012 | RealClearPoliticsPosted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 5:14:10 PM by i88schwartz

“We’re not giving this man an opportunity to really — we keep hitting him with all of these things but reality is he’s done more in two years than any other president since 1930,” liberal commentator and MSNBC contributor Karen Hunter said.”Elena Kagan, that will make two females on the Supreme Court out of four in the history of America and he’s not progressive?” she asked.Excerpt Read more at realclearpolitics.com …

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Gunny G’s Marines History and Traditions: ABOUT THE WIND and THE LION By R.W. Gaines Gny Sgt USMC Ret.

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ABOUT THE WIND AND THE LION

By R.W. Gaines Gny Sgt USMC Ret.

November 21, 2004

I recently again viewed the film The Wind And The Lion, 1975, Sean Connery, Candice Bergen, and I noticed that although the story was set in the year 1904, the Marine Corps battle color shown was the one w/the scarlet background, not the battle color w/the blue background as would be correct for that time.

As you all know, the background color for the USMC battle color was changed from blue to scarlet in 1925, although it did not become completely effective till 1939. Also noticed the same error in another film, Shores Of Tripoli John Payne, Randolph Scott. in this case, the blue battle color vice the scarlet was shown on the occasion of the beginning of WW II and Pearl Harbor.

Decided to check into the events of the The Wind and The Lion plot to see whether or not the story line of this film had any basis in fact, and perhaps discover what else they had gotten wrong…

Here’s what I found.

Dick Gaines~~~~~”May 30, 1904 —

The bandit chieftain, Raisouli, kidnapped a naturalized American citizen, Ion Perdicaris, in Morocco. President Roosevelt informed the Moroccan government that we wanted “Perdicaris alive or Raisouli dead” and landed Captain J.T. Myers’s Marine detachment from the cruiser USS Brooklyn ACR 3 at Tangier.

Shortly thereafter, Raisouli released Pedicaris.”Ref

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Angle: Democrats want to ‘make government our God’

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Angle: Democrats want to ‘make government our God’

myway.com ^ | Aug 4, 2010 | MICHAEL R. BLOODPosted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 5:03:56 PM by goldendays

Angle: Democrats want to ‘make government our God’LOS ANGELES AP – Nevada U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle sees her campaign as a battle to stop Democrats in Washington who want to expand entitlement programs and “make government our God.”

In an interview with a Christian radio network, Angle describes her effort to oust Majority Leader Harry Reid as a religious calling in “a war of ideology, it’s a war of thoughts and of faith.”Reid, President Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have pushed “entitlement programs built to make government our God,” says Angle,who has called for privatizing Social Security and Medicare for younger workers. “What’s happening in this country is a violation of the First Commandment,” Angle told Trunews in the April interview, which is posted on the network’s website.”We have become a country entrenched in idolatry, and that idolatry is the dependency upon our government. We’re supposed to depend upon God for our protection and our provision and for our daily bread, not for our government,” she said. Reid’s campaign said in a statement Wednesday that Angle’s statements are “frightening.”Excerpt Read more at apnews.myway.com …

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Obama and Islam like you’ve never seen before !!

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Obama and Islam like you’ve never seen before !!YouTube ^Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 4:27:38 PM by ScythianGive the video a chance, it’s worth it …

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U.S. Presidents and the Royal Bloodline « Speak Truth 2 Power

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It seems that all U.S. presidents except for one, share the same bloodline

.King Plantagenet 1167 – 1216, known as John of EnglandSome of his attributes and accomplishments:Lack of prowess in battlePenchant for treacheryRuthlessnessHeavy taxation

The first income taxConfiscation of all church possessionsLecherous behaviorSigning of the Magna Carta under duress, which he tried to break by starting a warSummaryKing John’s reign has traditionally been characterised as one of the most disastrous in English history, earning him the nickname “Bad King John”: it began with military defeats – he lost Normandy to Philip Augustus of France in his first five years on the throne – and ended with England torn by civil war and himself on the verge of being forced out of power. In 1213, he made England a papal fief to resolve a conflict with the Catholic Church, and his rebellious barons forced him to seal Magna Carta in 1215, the act for which he is best remembered.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_of_England

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The Untold Story of Gun Confiscation After Katrina « Speak Truth 2 Power

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The Untold Story of Gun Confiscation After Katrina

Posted on August 5, 2010 by Barbara PetersonFiled under: Government-sponsored terrorism, Police State, civilian disarmament, gun control | Tagged: Police State, gun confiscation, katrina

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UFO files: Winston Churchill ‘feared panic’ over Second World War RAF incident – Telegraph

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UFO files:

Winston Churchill ‘feared panic’ over Second World War RAF incidentWinston Churchill was accused of ordering a cover-up of a Second World War encounter between a UFO and a RAF bomber because he feared public “panic” and loss of faith in religion, newly released secret files disclose

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The Psychology of Conspiracy Denial

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The Psychology of Conspiracy Denial

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Wired Magazine writer Jonah Lehrer claims his critics are engaging in “cognitive dissonance,” by expressing concern about experimental vaccines, which in fact is the perfect description for Lehrer’s own behavior

The Psychology of Conspiracy Denial 050810topPaul Joseph WatsonPrison Planet.comThursday, August 5, 2010Wired Magazine writer Jonah Lehrer attempts to offset the overwhelmingly critical response to his attack on Alex Jones by characterizing skepticism of authority in the context of vaccines and mass medication as a psychological dysfunction, despite the fact that the history of government-funded medical research in the United States is replete with examples of scientific abuse against unwitting victims.

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Would Harry Truman have been impeached if he hadn’t used the Bomb?

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Would Harry Truman have been impeached if he hadn’t used the Bomb?

Island Turtle ^ | August 5, 2010 | Corky BoydPosted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 2:09:59 PM by Corky Boyd

As we approach the anniversary August 6 of the employment of an atomic weapon against a wartime enemy, many will want to apologize for our first use without the knowledge of the bloodiness of the war or the consequences of not using it …

The news media covered the incredible brutality of the Japanese who had attacked us at Pearl Harbor without warning. The Bataan death march, a photo in Life Magazine of an Australian prisoner about to be beheaded and press reports and newsreels of the enormous casualties at Iwo Jima and Okinawa, did not leave Americans with a warm and fuzzy feeling about the Japanese.Wars are won by swift, decisive action. The comparison of WWI with its drawn out trench warfare and the German blitzkrieg in 1940 is an example.

Despite millions of deaths in WWI, Germans never got within 70 miles of Paris. In 1940 with surprise and overwhelming force, France fell in 38 days with minimal casualties on both sides.President Truman in 1945 was faced with the same realities of war. He could use a dramatic new weapon that could end the war quickly, or he could order the invasion….Excerpt Read more at islandturtle.blogspot.com …

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A ‘prairie fire’ sweeping the nation

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A ‘prairie fire’ sweeping the nation

American Thinker ^ | August 5, 2010 | Russ VaughnPosted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 2:14:13 PM by MtnClimber

I was inspired by a comment I heard on the tube in reference to the Missouri rejection of the ObamaCare mandates, where some politician referred to that overwhelming rejection of the over-reaching powers of a magisterial federal government as a prairie fire.

That man may very well have inadvertently given the definitive name to the so-far spotty, spontaneous and disorganized movement of rejection of the Obama Administration, the Pelosi/Reid Congress and their raid on the Constitution of the United States of America.

Respectfully borrowing from the lyrics of two of America’s musical icons, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, I do indeed believe that, “Something’s Burning.” There are small prairie fires springing up all over this country from coast to coast, Missouri being one of the two largest so far.

It is entirely appropriate that the first statewide challenge to Obama’s federal mandates should come from, where else, but the Show Me state.

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The U.S. Marines and Our Flag! (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)

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The U.S. Marines and Our Flag! http://www20.brinkster.com/gunnyg/flags.html Gunny G's MARINES GLOBE and ANCHOR Sites & Forums By R.W. "Dick" Gaines GnySgt USMC (Ret.) 1952 (Plt #437) –1972 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED! U. S. MARINES AND THE FLAG ~History, Flags, Flag Raisings, etc.~ Whenever Amereicans, and perhaps others, think of Marines, many of them most likely recall to mind the highly-publicized flag raising photograph by Joe Rosenthal on Iwo Jima on February 23, 1945. But, … Read More

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USPS posts $3.5 billion loss as mail volume plunges

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USPS posts $3.5 billion loss as mail volume plungesCNN ^ | August 5, 2010 | Hibah YousufPosted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 12:41:55 PM by ZakeetThe U.S. Postal Service reported a $3.5 billion loss in its most recent quarter Thursday, as mail volume plummets and retiree health care costs mount.The USPS, a self-supporting government agency that receives no tax dollars, said operating revenue declined 1.8% to $16 billion during the fiscal 2010 third quarter compared to a year earlier, while operating expenses spiked 4.2% to $19.5 billion.The quarterly loss was the fourteenth in the last sixteen quarters, the postal service said.

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Interviewing Nick Popaditch, the ‘Cigar Marine’

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Interviewing Nick Popaditch, the ‘Cigar Marine’

Hot Air ^ | 8/3/10 | Cassy FianoPosted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 12:20:01 PM by pissant

Nick Popaditch is an American hero who has spent his life in service to our country.

He first enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1986, serving with 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division. During Operation Desert Shield, he served as a tank commander before being honorably discharged in 1992. In 1996, he reenlisted with the Marine Corps, and once again served as a tank commander. From 1998 to 2002, he served as a drill instructor before returning to 1st Marine Division in 2002.

He rose to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant and deployed to Iraq. The 1st Tank Battalion pulled down the statue of Saddam Hussein, and his face became known in April 2003, when an AP photographer took a photograph of Popaditch grinning, smoking a cigar, with the statue of falling in the background.He was serving in Fallujah as a tank commander when he was hit with a rocket propelled grenade in the head.

Miraculously, he survived, something he attributes to the actions of the Marines serving with him. Popaditch was blinded and temporarily deaf, he was treated in Fallujah and then medevaced to Germany. He lost his right eye, his sense of smell, and hearing in his right ear. His nose was also broken, and he had to undergo several surgeries to remove shrapnel from his head, eye, and face. He was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry, and the Purple Heart. He was medically retired as a Gunnery Sergeant.

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Top Ten Reasons You Should Quit Facebook (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)

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Top Ten Reasons You Should Quit Facebook Top Ten Reasons You Should Quit Facebook Gizmodo ^ | May 3, 2010 | Dan Yoder Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 11:11:04 AM by NYer Facebook privacy policies keep going down the drain. That's enough reason for many to abandon it. Here you will find nine more: After some reflection, I've decided to delete my account on Facebook. I'd like to encourage you to do the same. This is part altruism and part selfish. The altruism part is that I think Faceb … Read More

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National Guard Man Faces 16 Years In Jail For Videotaping Police Officer

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National Guard Man Faces 16 Years In Jail For Videotaping Police Officer

Posted By admin On August 5, 2010 @ 8:30 am In Featured Stories | No Comments

Should Videotaping the Police Really Be a Crime?

Time Magazine [1]
Thursday, August 5, 2010

Anthony Graber, a Maryland Air National Guard staff sergeant, faces up to 16 years in prison. His crime? He videotaped his March encounter with a state trooper who pulled him over for speeding on a motorcycle. Then Graber put the video — which could put the officer in a bad light — up on YouTube.

It doesn’t sound like much. But Graber is not the only person being slapped down by the long arm of the law for the simple act of videotaping the police in a public place. Prosecutors across the U.S. claim the videotaping violates wiretap laws — a stretch, to put it mildly.

These days, it’s not hard to see why police are wary of being filmed. In 1991, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) beating of Rodney King was captured on video by a private citizen. It was shown repeatedly on television and caused a national uproar. As a result, four LAPD officers were put on trial, and when they were not convicted, riots broke out, leaving more than 50 people dead and thousands injured (two officers were later convicted on federal civil rights charges).

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New documents point to Indonesian citizenship

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BORN IN THE USA?

New documents point to Indonesian citizenship

Mother dropped Obama from U.S. passport when being American dangerous

Posted: August 04, 201010:57 pm EasternBy Jerome R. Corsi© 2010 WorldNetDaily

Ann Dunham with Barack Obama Jr.Documents released by the State Department in two separate Freedom of Information Act requests bolster evidence Barack Obama became a citizen of Indonesia when he moved to the Southeast Asian nation with his mother and stepfather in the late 1960s.

In a passport amendment submitted Aug. 13, 1968, Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, identified her son with an Indonesian surname and asked the State Department to drop him from her U.S. passport.The transaction could have been part of an effort by Dunham to obtain Indonesian citizenship for her son. It took place before the State Department began requiring all citizens traveling abroad, regardless of age, to obtain their own passport.

Several court cases challenging Obama’s presidential eligiblity have argued he gave up his U.S. citizenship in Indonesia and used an Indonesian passport to travel to Pakistan in the early 1980s. Indonesia does not allow dual citizenship.The amendment was submitted less than a year after Dunham joined her second husband, Lolo Soetoro, in Indonesia.

It requested “Barack Obama II Soebarkah” be removed from her U.S. passport, No. 777788.See the movie Obama does not want you to see: Own the DVD that probes this unprecedented presidential-eligibility mystery!Story continues below

A letter from Lolo Soetoro to immigration officials in Hawaii pleading for an extension of his student visa, because anti-American sentiments in Indonesia could endanger his family, offers a possible reason for seeking Indonesian citizenship for Obama.

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Dems to keep Congress vomit alert

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Dems to keep Congress

vomit alertThe Hill ^ | 8/5/10 | BudowskyPosted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 10:59:03 AM by pabianice

I still believe Democrats will keep control of the Congress, for these reasons:

1. The publication of the book Decision Points by former President George W. Bush will have a bombshell impact in the closing hours of the campaign. The publication date is Nov. 9.

Here is what will happen:

The book will leak the week before the election. Probably the entire book. Certainly the most controversial revelations. The saturation media coverage will be intense. Karl Rove will be everywhere.

Voters will remember:

It was a Republican president who initiated the bailout. It was Republican economics, championed by a Republican Congress, that caused the recession and created the curse of devastating unemployment.

The bad memories will flow as details of the Bush book unfold in the days before the election.I am no apologist for the shortcomings of the Democratic Party, but analyzing major trends, the most likely outcome is that Democrats retain control of both houses of Congress.

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Secession and Liberty by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

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Secession and Liberty

by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

The presidential election of 2000 showed that America is now divided into two great political classes: the productive, taxpaying class and the parasitic, live-at-others’-expense class. The latter group includes millions of welfare bums, federal, state and local government bureaucrats and “contractors,” and their massive supporting propaganda apparatus in the universities, on television, and in print journalism. Now that the vast majority of what the central government does is unconstitutional, there is almost no restraint at all on the extent to which the latter class can use the coercive powers of the state to plunder the former class.

The federal system of government that was created by the founding fathers was designed explicitly to deter this outcome, but that system was overthrown in 1865. The founders understood that democracy would inevitably evolve into a system of legalized plunder unless the plundered were given numerous escape routes and constitutional protections such as the separation of powers, the Bill of Rights, election of senators by state legislators, the electoral college, no income taxation, most governmental functions performed at the state and local levels, and myriad other constitutional limitations on the powers of the central government.

The most important protection was the right of secession, which Peter Applebome of the New York Times suggests we should revive in light of the election returns. This was quite natural, for the United States were founded as the direct result of a war of secession waged against Great Britain. The very principle of the American Revolution was the right of secession against tyrannical government. The founders understood that even the threat of secession would hold would-be governmental tyrants in check…

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Tom DiLorenzo on Abraham Lincoln, US Authoritarianism and Manipulated History by Scott Smith

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Tom DiLorenzo on Abraham Lincoln, US Authoritarianism and Manipulated History

by Scott Smith

Recently by Thomas DiLorenzo: False Virtue: The Politics of Lying About History

The Daily Bell is pleased to present an exclusive interview with Thomas DiLorenzo.Introduction:

Thomas James DiLorenzo is an American economics professor at Loyola University Maryland. He is also a senior faculty member of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and an affiliated scholar of the League of the South Institute, the research arm of the League of the South, and the Abbeville Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Virginia Tech.

DiLorenzo has authored at least ten books, including The Real Lincoln:

A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War, Hamilton’s Curse: How Jefferson’s Arch Enemy Betrayed the American Revolution – and What It Means for Americans Today, How Capitalism Saved America: The Untold History of Our Country, From the Pilgrims to the Present, and Lincoln Unmasked: What You’re Not Supposed To Know about Dishonest Abe. DiLorenzo lectures widely, and is a frequent speaker at Mises Institute events.

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Is Obama about to forgive billions in mortgage principal?

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Is Obama about to forgive billions in mortgage principal?

Hot Air ^ | 8/5/10 | Ed MorrisseyPosted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 9:39:02 AM by Daisyjane69

James Pethokoukis hears rumors of an August surprise coming from the White House, one that will attempt to win backs the hearts and minds of voters dismayed at the failing economic policies of the Obama administration.

With the government fully in control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Barack Obama may issue an order to forgive portions of underwater mortgages processed through the GSEs, where negative equity approaches $800 billion overall.

Some financial houses have begun quietly preparing for the possibility: Main Street may be about to get its own gigantic bailout. Rumors are running wild from Washington to Wall Street that the Obama administration is about to order government-controlled lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to forgive a portion of the mortgage debt of millions of Americans who owe more than what their homes are worth. An estimated 15 million U.S. mortgages – one in five – are underwater with negative equity of some $800 billion.

Recall that on Christmas Eve 2009, the Treasury Department waived a $400 billion limit on financial assistance to Fannie and Freddie, pledging unlimited help. The actual vehicle for the bailout could be the Bush-era Home Affordable Refinance Program, or HARP, a sister program to Obama’s loan modification effort. HARP was just extended through June 30, 2011. The move, if it happens, would be a stunning political and economic bombshell less than 100 days before a midterm election in which Democrats are currently expected to suffer massive, if not historic losses.

The key date to watch is August 17 when the Treasury Department holds a much-hyped meeting on the future of Fannie and Freddie. …Excerpt Read more at hotair.com …

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Ron Paul is wrong on the Civil War and slavery, and he should be ashamed

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Ron Paul is wrong on the Civil War and slavery, and he should be ashamed

Grand Old Partisan ^ | August 5, 2010 | Chuck DevorePosted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 9:01:30 AM by Michael Zak[by Assemblyman Chuck DeVore R-Irvine, CA, re-published with his permission]

For years I have admired Congressman Ron Paul’s principled stance on spending and the Constitution. That said, he really damaged himself when he blamed President Lincoln for the Civil War, saying, “Six hundred thousand Americans died in a senseless civil war… [President Abraham Lincoln] did this just to enhance and get rid of the original intent of the republic.”

This is historical revisionism of the worst order, and it must be addressed.For Congressman Paul’s benefit – and for his supporters who may not know – seven states illegally declared their “independence” from the United States before Lincoln was sworn in as President.

After South Carolina fired the first shot at Fort Sumter, four additional states declared independence…Excerpt Read more at grandoldpartisan.typepad.com …

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PDD 51 & New Executive Order Give Obama Dictator Power ~ Last roadblocks to martial law in the United States eliminated (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)

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PDD 51 & New Executive Order Give Obama Dictator Power ~ Last roadblocks to martial law in the United States eliminated – Prison Planet.com – http://www.prisonplanet.com – PDD 51 & New Executive Order Give Obama Dictator Power Posted By admin On January 18, 2010 @ 5:34 am In Featured Stories, News In Focus, Paul Watson Articles | 60 Comments Last roadblocks to martial law in the United States eliminated Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com [1] Monday, January 18, 2010 An Obama executive order that creates a council of state governors who will work with the fed … Read More

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CNN’s bad news for Obama: 6 of 10 doubt U.S. birth story

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WND BORN IN THE USA?CNN’s bad news for Obama: 6 of 10 doubt U.S. birth story

Poll numbers for those questioning eligibility status continue to risePosted: August 04, 201010:48 pm EasternBy Bob Unruh© 2010 WorldNetDaily

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks while hosting a town hall style meeting with young African leaders in the East Room of the White House in Washington on August 3, 2010. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg Photo via NewscomA new poll by CNN, whose editorial commentary largely supports President Obama and his policies, delivered some bad news on his apparent birthday today: 6 of 10 people are uncertain the president was even born in the United States.

The poll was taken July 16-21 of 1,018 adults, including 335 Democrats and 285 Republicans. It has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.The question was: “Do you think Barack Obama was definitely born in the United States, probably born in the United States, probably born in another country, or definitely born in another country?”Definitely in the United States got the vote from 42 percent of the respondents, and probably in the United States another 29 percent.

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Happy Birthday Marines 1775 Vs. 1898 (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)

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Happy Birthday Marines 1775 Vs. 1898 http://www.angelfire.com/ca/dickg/truebday.html Happy Birthday Marines and Others!!!!! THE MARINES! SINCE 1775… OR 1798? THE TRUE BIRTHDAY OF THE CORPS! July 11, 1798? November 10, 1775 From MarineLINK "… When the peace treaty with Britain finally was signed in 1783, only the Continental frigate Alliance was still in commission. A small Marine guard commanded by Lieutenant Thomas Elwood stayed with the frigate until Congress decided to sell t … Read More

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Networks Ignore Missouri Voters’ Rejection of ObamaCare, Instead Celebrate Obama’s Birthday

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Networks Ignore Missouri Voters’ Rejection of ObamaCare, Instead Celebrate Obama’s Birthday

Thursday, August 05, 2010 7:41:42 AM · by Zakeet · 6 repliesNewsBusters ^ | August 5, 2010 | Brent Baker

In the first voter referendum on ObamaCare, Missourians on Tuesday overwhelmingly by 71 to 29 percent backed Proposition C which called upon the state to enact a statute to “deny the government authority to penalize citizens for refusing to purchase private health insurance,” an outcome the St. Louis Post-Dispatch described as “rebuking President Barack Obama’s administration.”

On Wednesday night, however, the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts skipped the bad news for President Obama – yet all found time to celebrate his 49th birthday

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Glenn Beck and the Gospel?

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Glenn Beck and the Gospel?A New Beginning Financial & Ministries ^ | 7/22/10Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 7:47:07 AM by The Ignorant FishermanThis was written by a close friend of mine, Tim Thetford, and originally posted on his blog at Please Convince Me.I was encouraged by a friend to watch Glenn Beck on his show last night. They were blown away by the things that he was saying. It wasn’t the politics. It was the gospel. For those who don’t know, Glenn Beck is a conservative television and radio personality and is also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints LDS or Mormon. Let me say up front that I am not out to bash Glenn Beck or Mormons or the LDS church. I am simply saying that what Beck is describing is for the most part traditional, orthodox Christianity and not what Mormonism teaches.During last night’s show, with regard to Black Liberation Theology, Beck replies that what is missing, is grace. He continues full transcript at the bottom of the post, “You’re saved by grace. SAVED BY GRACE appears on the screen. You cannot earn your way into heaven. You can’t! There is no deed, no random act of kindness, no amount of money to spread around to others that earns you a trip to heaven. It can’t happen! It’s earned by God’s grace alone. By believing that Jesus died on the cross for you, this is what Christians believe, as an individual; you make the choice. You know what I think is the biggest sin is; the biggest problem we’re going to have when we get up to the pearly gates?Excerpt Read more at anewbeginningfinancialministries.blogspot.com …

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Look who’s tied to Obama’s birth certificate: ‘It just keeps getting deeper and deeper, doesn’t it?

August 5, 2010 1 comment

Look who’s tied to Obama’s birth certificate: ‘It just keeps getting deeper and deeper, doesn’t it?WorldNetDaily ^ | August 4, 2010 | Joe KovacsPosted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 12:22:27 AM by 2ndDivisionVetJust when you thought there couldn’t be any more players in the ongoing soap opera over the hunt for President Obama’s original birth certificate and his constitutional eligibility for office, there comes yet another name: Elena Kagan.

Yes, the same Elena Kagan nominated by the commander in chief to be the next justice on the U.S. Supreme Court has actually been playing a role for some time in the dispute over whether Obama is legally qualified to be in the White House.Here’s the connection.

Kagan served as solicitor general of the United States from March 2009 until May of this year.In that role, she legally represented the U.S. government in numerous cases coming before the Supreme Court.A simple search of the high court’s own website reveals Kagan’s name coming up at least nine times on dockets involving Obama eligibility issues.CHART AT LINKDocket No, 09-724, for instance, comes up with this in the search result:Title: The Real Truth About Obama, Inc., Petitioner v. Federal Election Commission, et al. Reply of petitioner The Real Truth About Obama, Inc. filed. The Real Truth About Obama, Inc. Elena Kagan…continuedExcerpt Read more at wnd.com …

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Is Glenn Beck Saved? A Short Review of Mormonism

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Is Glenn Beck Saved? A Short Review of MormonismThe Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 8/5/10 | Kelly SensenigPosted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 7:42:27 AM by The Ignorant FishermanGlenn Beck is one of the most popular political commentators in the United States. Between his TV show, and nationally syndicated talk-radio show, Beck reaches millions of Americans every day with his commentary about politics. Glenn Beck is also a convert to the Mormon faith, joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1999 along with his wife and children. However, his recent comments regarding God, salvation, and the Gospel on his TV show have caused some evangelical Christians to contemplate the salvation of Glenn Beck, even as a member of the Mormon Church.We know that it’s the desire of political conservatives, constitutionalists, and Christians to take back America and stop the socialistic trends in this country. We are grateful for Glenn Beck and others like him who are standing behind the constitution and foundational basis of this country. Every evangelical Christian should support them in these goals. However, in sharing this common goal and desire we must be careful to not cross the line and become undiscerning in our theology and assessment of those who may only be masking as Evangelical Christians or “transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ” 2 Cor. 11:13-15.Excerpt Read more at theignorantfishermen.com …

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Dennis Miller Rips The Muslims

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Dennis Miller Rips The Muslimsscottfactor.com ^ | 08/05/2010 | Scott FactorPosted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 7:43:56 AM by scottfactorLast night on The O’Reilly Factor, guest Dennis Miller goes off on the Ground Zero mosque. I agree with Mr. Miller…when will people come to the realization that this religion is violent?If this mosque is truly representative of the “inter-faith cultural center” that it’s advertised to be, then the Muslims should allow the inclusion of worship rooms from other faiths as Newt Gingrich suggested. Check this out:http://video.foxnews.com/v/4302695/dennis-miller-locked-amp-loaded/

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Irishmen and The NYC Draft Riots of July 1863…

August 5, 2010 2 comments

I am re-sending each of you this because I believe I may have taken for granted the point I thought each of you would connect with but may have overlooked wherein I stated (below), “Oh yeah, that War was really fought over a single issue as they have tried to teach you! “
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