Monday, May 31, 2010

The Unholy Alliance of Marxism and Islamic Jihad

Andrew Breitbart's Big Journalism Blog has a MUST READ Essay entitled: Ten Questions About ‘The Grand Jihad’ For Author Andrew McCarthy

Posted by Michael Walsh May 31st 2010 at 1:14 pm in Featured Story, Politics, Religion

Andy McCarthy’s vital new book, The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America, was published last week. The author, a former federal prosecutor, discusses the looming threats both foreign and domestic:

Q. Why did you write this book? Surely, you’re overstating the threat to the American way of life from radical Islam.

We’re 17 years removed from the declaration of a jihadist war against the United States, the bombing of the World Trade Center, and nearly a decade removed from the jihadist atrocities of 9/11. Yet, as recently as last week, we heard President Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser insist that Islam has nothing to do with the threat facing us and that because Islam is, by his lights, benign, and so is jihad — merely an internal struggle to “purify” oneself or one’s community. In point of fact, we are facing a movement that is very mainstream among the world’s 1.4 billion Muslims, a movement that unabashedly declares itself as engaged in a “civilizational” war against America and the West. I don’t think I’m overstating the threat; I think I’m reporting the threat precisely as our enemies have stated it, notwithstanding that our political leadership won’t come to grips with the fact that we have enemies, let alone with the ideology that catalyzes them.

Q. You open with the memorable moment when President Obama bowed to the Saudi King. Although you dismiss the notion that Obama is some kind of “Manchurian Muslim,” why else would he do such a thing? In fact, why is he so loath to speak out against any Muslim, anywhere, if on some level he does not share either religious or cultural sympathies with them?

There is a difference between being a Muslim, which Obama is not, and sharing religious and cultural sympathies with Muslims — indeed, adhering to much of the Islamist narrative that blames America for our tensions with Muslims — which Obama surely does. As I explain in the book, based on a comparative study of Islamist and Leftist ideologies (particularly Qutb and Rousseau) as well as on numerous historic and present-day examples of cooperation between Islamists and Leftists, there is immense common ground between these two camps. Both are authoritarian systems, totalitarian in the sense that they want to control every aspect of the individual’s life, and virulently opposed to capitalism and individual liberty. President Obama is the leader of the modern hard Left and King Abdullah — whose title is Keeper of the Two Holy Mosques, Islam’s crown jewels of Mecca and Medina — is the emblem of the global Islamist movement. They share a common goal of radically transforming the West. Even though they part company on the details of what they would transform it into, they both need to topple American constitutional republicanism in order to install their utopias.

Q. The heart of your book is the argument that the Left and Islam have made an alliance of convenience, sharing a common enemy, which is classical Western civilization. Some dismiss this idea with the riposte that the Left will suffer as much if not more than anybody under Sharia Law. How do you answer them?

The Left has colluded with Islamists numerous times in the past: Iranian communists supported Khomeini against the Shah, Nasser confederated with the Muslim Brotherhood against the Egyptian monarchy, the PLO has always combined Leftists and Islamists, the Pakistani People’s Party still regards its program as Islamic socialism (which is also the way Nasser saw his program), etc. This should surprise no one. Rousseau, the father of modern radical movements, was an admirer of Islam — mainly because it rejects the separation between the spiritual and secular realms. And just look around you: Who is al Qaeda’s main lawyer? The Leftist Center for Constitutional Rights. Who is CAIR’s reliable partner in litigation opposing sensible national security measure’s? The ACLU. Islamist groups like the Muslim Public Affairs Council were very active championing Obama’s big-government takeover of healthcare. The Muslim Brotherhood, which is the architect and chief theoretician of the global Islamist movement, is aggressively Leftist in its political and social programs.

So it seems silly to me to rationalize that the Left has lots to lose in a partnership with Islamists — as if we were talking about a hypothetical. The cooperation is happening. The better question is: Why? The easy answer is that the two sides have more in common than they have in opposition. Moreover, to say that the Left would suffer more than anyone under Sharia law misses the point. We are not in a situation where the only ones left are the radical Left and the Islamists — where they would square off against each other. Instead, we are at a point in history when they both have a more pressing common enemy: the culture of freedom in the West. As they have done numerous times in the past, they will work together to try to defeat that enemy. Once that happens — if we let it happen — then they can figure out which one is the crocodile and which one the last appeaser to be eaten.

Q. To what do you attribute the MSM’s reluctance to explore these questions? Does the “narrative” of the First Black President outweigh everything else? Are they lazy? Complicit? Some combination of all three?

The MSM has its roots in the modern Left: It is a product of the J-schools and Democratic Party politics. It has fostered our suffocating climate of political correctness in which America is always at fault, Obama is the savior, and Islam is an unalloyed societal good — to the point that even when a jihadist at Fort Hood, while screaming “Allahu Akbar!”, mass-murders twice as many people as were killed in the 1993 WTC bombing, the MSM (like our government) would rather gouge its eyes out than admit that the savage was a Muslim. There is laziness in the journalism biz just like there is everyplace else, but for the most part today’s journalists are invested in the Left’s ascendancy. We are living in their world.

Q. Why are Americans so slow to pick up the concepts of dawa and jihad?

For two reasons. First, our political leadership — including administrations of both parties — has been desperate to suppress Islamic doctrine’s role in fueling terrorism committed by Muslims. Second, though Islam aspires to be much more than a religion (it is an all-encompassing legal, political and social system from which the spiritual elements are indivisible), it is given the label of “religion.” We have an admirable impulse in the West not to pry into other people’s belief systems. Beyond that, no one wants to be accused of religious bigotry by a grievance industry dominated by Leftists and Islamists. Think about it this way: despite the enormity of evil and peril involved in terrorist attacks that have now claimed thousands of lives, we can’t get people to focus on the ideology behind violent jihad. How much more difficult it is, then, to get them focused on the less immediate threat of dawa, which Robert Spencer aptly describes as the stealth (generally nonviolent) form of jihad. Unless people perceive the challenge as truly threatening, they will never pick up on these concepts. The Islamist and Leftist groups are trying to keep them asleep. My book is a modest attempt to wake them up.

Q. Discuss the role of Political Correctness in our apprehension, or lack of it, of Islam.

As I’ve said, political correctness has a lot to do with our lack of apprehension. But so does flat out extortion. When people speak out against Islamist supremacism, they are threatened and sometimes killed — and the reaction of our opinion elites is to condemn the victims for being provocative. So we get to the absurd point where Yale University Press purges depictions of the Danish cartoons in a book about the Danish cartoons that sparked Islamist rioting. In the Flying Imams incident, which I consider in detail in the book, efforts are made to sue the passengers who reported the imams’ reprehensible conduct — and the airline, after some terrible rulings by a judge sympathetic to the Islamists, ends up having to pay a settlement. This is political correctness with some real teeth, and its unmistakable message is: If you see something, say nothing.

Q. Isn’t one of the problems that we continue to think in terms of nation-states, whereas Islam disdains such a concept in favor of the ummah?

Well, I prefer to think in terms of nation-states because, if we are saved, nation-states will play a major role in that. Nation-states are much more apt to pursue their interests, including their defense, than the alternative: international organizations run by transnational progressives who are a big part of the problem. It is undeniably true, though, that Islamists reject the Westphalian world order — and we should bear that in mind when they prattle about how much they purportedly love America and other Western countries, and how they’re just challenging us to live up to “our values.”

Q. What’s it going to take for us to wake up? If and when an American city is nuked will we even fight back? Or will the lawyers and the JAGs find legalistic excuses for inaction?

It’s going to take a solution from outside of government: the American people have to be made aware of the threat we face — which is much broader and more insidious than terrorism — and they have to demand action. This is not unheard of. Public outrage has been very effective in stopping some of our political leadership’s worst agenda items — comprehensive immigration reform and the closing of Gitmo come to mind; we came very close to derailing Obamacare and we still have a chance of reversing it before it goes into effect. But it is going to take public awareness and passion. I hope it doesn’t take a catastrophic nuclear attack, but — sad to say — 9/11 obviously didn’t grab people like it should have. In many ways, we’re worse off today.

Q. Is there a Martel, a Sobieski or a Kitchener on the horizon, or have we arrived at the Spenglerian end of western power?

The American people are an endlessly resourceful and energetic people. While dependency culture has made alarming inroads, I still believe we are passionate about our freedom, and we will fight for it once it is clear that the fight has to be made. But I admit, it’s late in the day.

Q. There must be one bright spot, right… Right?

It is still possible for us to have this conversation and to be very candid about what we’re up against. In a lot of places, that can’t happen, and if the Obama administration continues canoodling with the likes of the Organization of the Islamic Conference — which wants to criminalize any critical discussion of Islam — we’ll need to worry that America could become one of those places. For now, it’s not. For now, we still have our rights to speak, to persuade, and to act in our defense. There are real points of disagreement between Islam and the Left. They combine because they sense their mutual enemy, our freedom culture, is very potent. If that culture were fatally weak, they’d already have won. They haven’t … and they’re still a ways from achieving their aspirations. To me, that’s a pretty bright spot.


Be sure to read the comments over at Big Journalism, too.

There is SO MUCH that can be discussed regarding this interview! For now, I want to focus on one answer given by Mr. McCarthy:

So it seems silly to me to rationalize that the Left has lots to lose in a partnership with Islamists — as if we were talking about a hypothetical. The cooperation is happening. The better question is: Why? The easy answer is that the two sides have more in common than they have in opposition. Moreover, to say that the Left would suffer more than anyone under Sharia law misses the point. We are not in a situation where the only ones left are the radical Left and the Islamists — where they would square off against each other. Instead, we are at a point in history when they both have a more pressing common enemy: the culture of freedom in the West. As they have done numerous times in the past, they will work together to try to defeat that enemy. Once that happens — if we let it happen — then they can figure out which one is the crocodile and which one the last appeaser to be eaten.
[Note: bold and italics mine.]

Want to see an example of a protester at a leftist march up in San Francisco who is holding a sign that reflects EXACTLY what Mr. McCarthy alleges in the quote above?

The sign reads: "Thank you S. F. (San Francisco) Liberals - You Die Last."

In light of this interview, that sign makes more sense now, doesn't it?

The Islamists think that they will defeat their former cooperative cohorts - the Marxists - and the Marxists think that they will ultimately triumph over the Islamists.

Remind you of anything in history?

Perhaps the fact that Nazi Germany secretly worked together with Islam, [See Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West] and also worked together with Communist Russia [See Glenn Beck's Documentary: Live Free or Die ] before they became enemies later on during World War II? See this video that discusses the agreement between the secret protocol between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.

Please consider alerting your family, neighbors, friends and acquaintances to the danger that the unholy alliance of Marxism and Islamic Jihad presents to the United States of America, and all other Western nations that hold to the desire for freedom and liberty, smaller government, a strong military to protect our nation and border. We want the ability to pursue economic entrepreneurism and wealth-building capitalistic enterprises without the intrusion of big government. Most importantly, WE THE PEOPLE here in America want to hold onto our sovereignty and RESTORE the Constitutional Republic form of government originally given to us by our Founding Fathers.

Those who do not read blogs and depend entirely on the controlled network news probably have no idea what is really going with the unholy alliance of Islam and Marxism behind the scenes here in America.

Hat Tips:

Big Journalism

Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West

Glenn Beck's Documentary: Live Free or Die


Update at 8:14 p.m. PT:

I just visited the website and read an excellent review of the book:

28 of 35 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars McCarty informs and is willing to call things by their right names, May 26, 2010
By Craig Matteson (Ann Arbor, MI) - See all my reviews

This review is from: The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America (Hardcover)
The title of Andrew McCarthy's new book isn't something he made up, it is taken from a 1990s document from a "mainstream" "non-violent" Muslim organization describing their long term goal of hollowing out Western culture using its own values of tolerance and religious freedom. Note that Islamic countries do NOT allow tolerance and religious freedom in anything like the Western manner. And their two holiest cities are closed to us non-Muslims because we are unworthy to enter such holy places. Once they have hollowed out Europe, America, and other nations, they can fill the void with Sharia, which is the Muslim law and turn these nations into Islamic countries and their Grand Jihad will have achieved victory. Note, that terror is not necessarily part of this strategy.

In fact, Al Qaeda and their brother terrorist groups are frowned at in some of this Salafi circles. Others see them as tools that supply cover for their "moderate" work. But make no mistake about it, McCarthy warns, the goal of the Islamist moderates and the terrorists is the same. They desire the collapse of the West and the rise of Islam as the ruling way of life throughout the world. To the extent that Sharia spreads into Western democracies the strategy of "Grand Jihad" is victorious.

Have you heard of the Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani? He is a very powerful Shia cleric and deemed by our U.S. government as a "moderate" and key ally in Iraq. He teaches that we non-Muslims should not be touched or even associated with. That we, as non-believers, are filth no different than feces, urine, pigs and the like. Does that sound like moderation and mutual respect to you?

Islam is not a religion in the sense that the West currently views its various "faith communities" that are one aspect of the lives we assemble for ourselves from the lavish and extensive buffet we call our Western Culture. Islam is a faith, but it is more than that. In the Salafi view of Islam it is a complete way of life. Everything is settled and has been settled since around 900 A.D.. Well, they wouldn't use A.D. and I know it is fashionable to use C.E. nowadays, but I'm a Christian and will count my own years, thank you very much.

McCarthy also demonstrates how the post-Modern Left philosophies make us blind to this very real threat. We can't call terrorists what they are. We can't admit to ourselves what Islam is really about or even what Jihad actually means to hundreds of millions of Muslims or that this non-violent approach to conquering the West exists. This despite the fact that Sharia is making inroads into British, Dutch, and French jurisprudence. That there are whole sections of major cities in Europe that have been left to Muslim gangs to run because police cannot even enter them.

The Left elites advise that we can't use the word victory or that we are even at war with some kind of Islamic philosophy. These jihadist Islamist terrorists send a bomber into Detroit, my hometown, in order to blow a plane out of the sky on Christmas Day, a high Holy Day that most Americans observe, and our government's first instinct is to lie to us and tell us he is acting alone and that it has nothing to do with terror or Islam. But our enemies know they are at war with us and say so. And we refuse to accept the fight. Will that really end well? Where we are actually in armed conflict with them we refuse to press our advantages and let the other side dictate the rules of engagement: that we can't fight at night or shoot until shot upon and we see their weapons, and so forth. They respect only strength and we hope to appease through weakness and bowing. We need to wake up.

This is a terrific, powerful, and very informative work. I hope you pick up a copy today and read it and share it with everyone you know. Andrew McCarthy knows what he writes about. That his critics viciously attack him personally rather than debate his arguments is strong evidence that he is spot on in his observations and strong in his arguments.

We need to stand up and engage this war of civilizations at all levels. Folks, this is not going to go away. Our enemy is implacable, patient, and relentless. We have to be stronger, more tenacious, and willing to endure all things until we achieve victory. But first we have to allow ourselves to call things by their right names.

Reviewed by Craig Matteson, Saline, MI

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day Memories and Messages

Today is May 30, 2010. It has been fifteen years since my dad passed away (at the young age of 72) from mesothelioma - an inoperable form of lung cancer that is usually contracted as a result of unprotected exposure to asbestos. He was a wonderful dad. A tireless and determined provider for our family. As a brave World War II veteran, he was a member of The Greatest Generation.

You can read about my Memorial Day Memories from 2008 by clicking this link. Included in that post is the account of the salvation experience of my dad while visiting him back in January, 1995. The experience resulted in a miraculous event that you can read about in my post True Ministry.

The following is a partial list of some of the Memorial Day essays and tributes written and shared by several blog roll authors. More to share tomorrow.



If You Enjoy Freedom, Thank the Military
posted by Phil at The Right Side of Life - 2 hours ago A patriotic tribute (via US4Palin): It is the veteran, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion. It is the veteran, not the reporter, who has given us free...

The Meaning of Memorial Day
posted by (Evil Conservative) at Evil Conservative Radio - 2 hours ago
What does Memorial Day mean to you? I always think of John 15:13, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." At any rate, here's another great Memorial Day piece th...

Sarah Palin's Memorial Day Message
posted by (Evil Conservative) at Evil Conservative Radio - 3 hours ago
Speaking of leadership, you know who I think has it in spades? Thanks, Mrs. Palin, for having the class our elected President is lacking. I think we could do a heck of a lot worse for a President that you....

Memorial day weekend, Lest we forget, Citizen Wells open thread, May 30, 2010

posted by citizenwells at Citizen WElls - 16 hours ago
Memorial day weekend, Lest we forget, Citizen Wells open thread I know more about ancestral participation in the American revolution than I do of the Civil War. However, I discovered the obituary of an anc...

Memorial Day 2010 - Ronald Reagan Speech at Arlington National Cemetery
posted by (Maggie Thornton) at Maggie's Notebook - 1 day ago
Memorial Day is set aside to express our deepest gratitude to those, who for the love of our country, accepted death. The video below is narrated by Ronald Reagan. Read about Arlington National Cemetery...

Hat Tips to all links.

Friday, May 28, 2010

The Sestak Scandal

See the following blogs for information about the Sestak Scandal:

The Sestak Scandal: Obama Blames Bill, Coordinates with Sestak’s Brother, Claims Position “Unpaid”
posted by Phil at The Right Side of Life - 1 hour ago
Cue Michelle Malkin quote (emphasis original): And I ask again: What did Bob “The Silencer” Bauer know, when did he know it, and how long does the Most Transparent Administration Ever plan to play dodgebal...

Continuously Updating - It was Bill Clinton, Woops (not good enough) um... Sestak's Brother? ...It Was Just a Volunteer Job!
posted by (Arlen Williams) at Investigating Obama - 1 hour ago
Listening to the joint Obama/Sestak story now, on Fox News. They think this will pass the sniff test of honest news watchers, whether conservative, moderate, or even liberal? After all this time for Obama...

Sestak's Lose-Lose Dilemma -- Nan Matthis
posted by (Arlen Williams) at Investigating Obama - 2 hours ago
See also today's articles: "The Silence of the Sestak: The Big Me involved?; Update: WH memo released," by Ed Morrissey, HotAir "White House Asked Bill Clinton to Urge Sestak to Drop Out of Senate Race," ...

Karl Rove: Joe Sestak Is Lying Or Protecting a Felon in the White House
posted by Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit - 2 hours ago
It looks like the Sestak scandal is not going away any time soon for the Obama White House. And if Karl Rove is right, this won’t have a happy ending for the Obama corruptocrats. Andrew Malcolm at The LA T...

Rahm Emanuel Directed Bill Clinton to Offer Joe Sestak a Job
posted by (Maggie Thornton) at Maggie's Notebook - 3 hours ago
A bribe via Rahm Emanuel, via former President Bill Clinton: If Sestak is smart, he will come clean, quickly and face the consequences, which will be few if he steps up now. I understand a Sestak press co...

Obama Promises a Sestak Explanation “Shortly;” Outright Denies Offer to Romanoff -- Phil, TRSoL
posted by (Arlen Williams) at Investigating Obama - 3 hours ago
See also today's articles: "The Silence of the Sestak: The Big Me involved?; Update: WH memo released," by Ed Morrissey, HotAir "White House Asked Bill Clinton to Urge Sestak to Drop Out of Senate Race,"...

Expect A Friday News Dump From White House On Sestak (with updates)
posted by nicedeb at Nice Deb - 3 hours ago
Byron York spoke to Darrell Issa, the ranking Republican on the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform, who had this to say about Obama’s curt answer to Major Garrett’s Sestak question, yesterd...

Dick Morris Joe Sestak: Dick Morris Suggestion to make White House and Sestak Talk
posted by (Maggie Thornton) at Maggie's Notebook - 17 hours ago
Deck Morris suggests, via an idea gleaned from Fox News' Judge Andrew Napolitano, that Pennsylvania Attorney General, Tom Corbett, convene a grand jury, bring in Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA), maybe Rahm Emanuel,...

Hat Tips to all links.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Huffy Puffy Prof Disses Beck

Since I do not want to establish a direct link to the evil nemesis of blogs - The Huffington Post - I will just share the copy and paste version.


The Reverend Jerry Falwell's Liberty University recently conferred upon Glenn Beck an honorary doctorate in the humanities. It's official: Beck is now a doctor of philosophy. Liberty University's honoring of Beck is fitting because he has clearly established himself as Fox News's resident "historian," with his area of expertise being American civilization, with emphases on the early republic, Progressivism, and the New Deal. Glenn Beck, Ph.D. makes about $1 million a month, earning him the distinction of being the highest paid "historian" in the world.

Other than that paragraph, you could sum up the rest of the author's diatribe against Beck by saying 'he acted stupidly.'

This morning, Glenn Beck mentioned this article on his radio show. He read portions of the article and refuted the lies and misconceptions in it. Beck also thanked Barack Obama for telling America to "read the Huffington Post." HA!

Of course, the author cannot possibly give Glenn credit for his success without disparaging him. What's more, the video link to a portion of the commencement speech that was presented to Liberty University graduates by Glenn Beck had to be accompanied by hate-filled commentary.

So be it.

But all is not lost!

The Beck supporters who have been commenting there are probably causing all of the progressive liberals to blow a Prius head gasket!

What's more, at the time I was reading the comments, the following ad showed up on the page:

Ads by Google
Liberty University Online
Official Site. Affordable Christian Degrees from Liberty University!

Heh heh heh...the regular Huffies (or, should I call them "Huffpost Super Users??") over there probably hated seeing that ad, too!

Hmmmm....Super....Users. A very fitting description (at least for the liberal bloggers there) since progressives really know how to use other people (in any and every evil way possible). Their progressive cohort criminal 'leaders' in Congress demonstrate their tendency to super-use Other People's Money (a.k.a. the American taxpayer) without even considering what the majority of the public want - or don't want - passed as law.

You can read through all of the comments at the link. However, here are some of the best (as of 5/27/10 at 12:30 p.m. PT):

chestwilly 31 minutes ago (2:38 PM) 0 Fans
Hey Joe, you crazy Historical Professor. You got it right when you said. “Beck's shtick is a backhanded nod to the relevance of history as a discipline and to historians not only as educators, but also as the keepers of the nation's myths”. We need to remind ourselves that you myth-keepers have very little value past our college years. You seem a wee-bit jealous that you’re not getting all that attention.


CallHim 23 minutes ago (2:11 PM) 0 Fans
Christianity has been a force in almost all of human history partly because it deals with human nature, which has not changed in all the “modern” circumstances that have come and gone. Dr. Palermo & Dr. Wood can’t see the (true shape of the) forest for the trees: they see details (trees) that don’t seem to hold together over time–time changes their theories (forest). Christian worldview WORKS in all circumstances; Atheism doesn’t. Therefore, the Constitution (based on the Christian worldview) WORKS today. Treating it as a “living document” just means they interpret it with their Atheistic worldview. . . thus giving us governance that HISTORY SAYS will result in loss of liberty and maybe even death (e.g., Mao, Hitler, & Cambodia)!


Schwarzwald 6 minutes ago (2:28 PM) 0 Fans
I find it interesting, that no one cares to disprove his connections, or produce anything that contradicts what he says, aside from name calling. Well, and the wonderful "He's a liar you idiots!"
Phenylalanine, have you ever considered that you're being lied to?
Are you in search of the truth? Or are you willing to swallow what it is shoved down your throat, whole?
You accusation of the unemployed rallying behind Beck is nonsense, The President extended unemployment to 99 weeks. Who would say "F*$K you jack, I hate the money you're giving me for free!"
No, most "BeckHeads" as you call us, are self-employed, stay-at-home-parents, or 'rich' enough to own a smart phone.
Further more the notion that only old people listen to Doctor Beck, as demonstrated by your off-handed remark about social security checks, is falsehood. His listener-ship boasts a broad range of ages, though is mostly centered around 25-45 year old women. Now, applying that age range to out society's statistics..
Well.. Are Moms stupid, trolling, BeckHeads?
I ask again, are you in search of the truth?



ColoradoTaxpayer 3 hours ago (11:51 AM) 95 Fans
Glenn Beck is our George Whitefield.

Largely forgotten today, George Whitefield was probably the most famous religious figure of the eighteenth century. Newspapers called him the "marvel of the age." Whitefield was a preacher capable of commanding thousands on two continents through the sheer power of his oratory. In his lifetime, he preached at least 18,000 times to perhaps 10 million hearers.

The spiritual revival he ignited, the Great Awakening, became one of the most formative events in American history. His last sermon on this tour was given at Boston Commons before 23,000 people, likely the largest gathering in American history to that point.


Mscapp 5 hours ago (9:49 AM) 1 Fans
In Palermo's first paragraph, he attempts to back his demonization of Glenn Beck by citing how much money he believes he makes. Does Glenn make a lot of money? You bet. Does this automatically disqualify him for speaking on certain subjects? No. Having money does not make you an evil person, although this myth is being contradictorily purported by Obama himself.

I'm surprised that the other two American evils weren't mentioned here; being Caucasian and having a Christian faith. Although Beck may be white for sure, please understand that Mormonism is far from being Christian. Any faith that doesn't acknowledge the cross alone for any possible redemption, is anything but Christian. Mormonism is more in line with Catholicism, where they believe 'cross + yourself.'

But you have to hand it to him. When he's right, he's right. I have yet to see anyone disprove anything he has said, without later being disproved themselves, whether it's a month later or a year later. So when a joke like Palermo states that Glenn Beck has a skewed sense of history, then how come he is able to so easily predict it repeating itself? That alone is proof to who knows our country's history and who doesn't.


bleedingblue 3 hours ago (11:54 AM) 0 Fans
One main reason his detractors have trouble disproving anything Glenn Beck says is that he uses their own words to support his assertions. They have forgotten that words mean things and in this technological age, EVERYTHING is recorded. Sheer's killing the Left.


In answer to a leftie who thinks Beck is wrong to put the Nazis and Communists in the same camp - and on the left side of the political spectrum:

CallHim 2 hours ago (12:50 PM) 0 Fans
Your bothering to read & quote Hitler is admirable, but you're missing Beck's main point: worldview. It's very simple & basic. How do the leaders of the groups we're concerned with actually think about the world? The Nazis & Communists have the same BASIC worldview. . .compared to the Founders of this country. Nazis & Communists believed there was no God & that man is basically good: so power can be concentrated with no big risk. God says we ALL will steal & abuse others, thus the Founders wanted limited government. Obama thinks like the Nazis; I don't!


bleedingblue 3 hours ago (11:59 AM) 0 Fans
Glenn uses recorded words from the very people who hate him and are trying to discredit him. Now what does that mean they are?? He loves our country (Do you?). Sure he has his opinions, but he also backs them up with undeniable recordings and documentation. Watch the whole program.


restoretheconstitution2 7 hours ago (7:05 AM) 15 Fans
What a horrible article and distortion. If you knew anything about history to begin with, you'd realize that what is being said by beck really is the truth, and a simple look at history can prove it. Let me ask you, how is social security (broke), medicare (broke), welfare (completely broke), minimum wage (everything made in china), federal reserve (creating the largest debt bubble the world has ever seen), etc. holding up for you? I bet your life is just great knowing that from the day your child is born they owe 40k that will never be repaid. History has shown us that sticking to things worth real value and having real morals, while rare, is the only thing that works in this world. Since you obviously feel you are an authority on this subject, I'd love to see you explain how great things are with the "progressive" idea installations from the early 20th century now? Why not just admit you want a pure socialist nation with an unelected world body as your leader since the people don't know what's good for them?


BuckCarson 8 hours ago (7:00 AM) 44 Fans
As a "neo-con", I'll tell you that the best way to gain influence of the gullible, low IQ, uneducated people like myself is to refute Glenn's facts. Of course, Glenn promotes his views. Views are not facts.

Reality- Glenn promotes small government. You see big government as the solution. Therein is the real source of objection.

Reality- the more we hear how gullible we are from the left, the more the left appear to be on a kool-aid high themselves.

Reality- Beck does promote fact. The left responds with smear campaigns.

Reality- Most of us do not believe there is an active conspiracy, *perhaps* Beck does. Beck's blackboard descriptions of the "conspiracy" makes for effective drama-- drama that weaves a factual web of real government influences.

Reality- Your side would be much more effective if it stopped the overwhelming emphasis on character assassinations and focused on fact, like Beck. Should you so change your ways, the recipients of your message will weed through any "vast right wing conspiracy" you'd like to include in your delivery.

Reality - Your side is losing at a rate that doesn't look too good.


I just have to post the following libtard comment:

Egghead 13 hours ago (1:39 AM) 17 Fans
You have absolutely nailed the thing that drives me the craziest about Glenn Beck. It's his usurpation of the props of a professor, when he doesn't have to provide any foundation for his so-called "facts."

What an....egghead!! Ha ha! The next commentator puts the eggman in his place. Nothing like seeing a virtual "egg on your face" moment:

Are you serious 2 hours ago (12:27 PM) 0 Fans
Like a good professor, Beck does reference all of the facts presented on his show. If you watch or listen to the shows long enough, he will present you with every book and transcript he has researched. It is open for anyone to read...and dispute. BTW, his TV show actually airs on FOX NEWS...they only show clips on MSNBC. Watch it so you can get your so-called "facts" straight.

Hat tips to the commentators!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

God's Changelessness

During the hour long round trip that I took to the eye doctor today, I saw two old, beat-up vehicles with worn-out and fading "Obama '08" stickers on them. On the way home, I spotted an SUV with a sign tacked to the inside of the back window which read, "'s that hopey, changey thing workin' out for ya?"

How much things change in the world of politics.

The candidate who had the saying, "Change you can believe in" is now working furiously with his cohorts and lawyers in an attempt to cover up The Sestak Scandal.

Conservative radio talk show hosts were the ones who originally asked the question, "what kind of change" was Obama's campaign proposing? The lies that were told to get Obama elected are quite evident now. Those who voted for him were completely duped. Many regret their votes - especially the Christians who didn't bother to vet Obama before going into the voting booth!

People are sinful. They have the character to change - either for good or for bad - at any turn in life. But there is One who does not change - and that's God. God's changelessness is evident in Scripture:

For I am the LORD, I do not change. Malachi 3:6

In his book, Knowing God, Dr. J.L. Packer tells us that Bible study helps us because the God who interacted with the characters of Scripture is the same God who cares for us today. "The God with whom they had to do is the same God with whom we have to do," wrote Packer. "for God does not change in the least particular." His character does not change; His truth does not change; His ways do not change; His purposes do not change.

"God does not change," said Dr. Packer. "Fellowship with Him, trust in His Word, living by faith, standing on the promises of God, are essentially the same realities for us today as they were for the Old and New Testament believers. This thought brings comfort as we enter into the perplexities of each day." 1

You can count on this--it's as predictable as God Himself: He is unchanging. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8).

Because the Lord does not change, we know that He will keep His eternal promises.
We can have confidence to trust in Him completely!

All change must be to the better or the worse. But God cannot change to the better, since He is absolutely perfect; neither can He change to the worse, for the same reason. - Henry Thiessen

1 J.I. Packer, Knowing God (Downers Grove: Intervarsity, 1973), quotes from chapter 7.

Hat Tips:

The Right Side of Life..."But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good." — 1 Thes. 5:21

Turning Point Magazine and Devotional, May, 2010

The Moonbat Parades

I haven't visited Zombietime , which is THE best photo journalist site on the Internet, in quite a while. So I figured that with the Islamo-Fascist ObaMARXist and his cronies in power, what would the far-left loons have to march and complain about? Apparently - they continue to have a lot to protest!

Take a look at San Francisco "Anti-War" Rally: The New Communist/Truth/Jihad Alliance March 20, 2010

Whew! When crazies unite in a protest it's quite the sight to see! Warning! There are some very nasty anti-American (no surprise, of course) anti-Israel, rabidly anti-Semitic, pro-Islamic radicalism, pro-9/11 Truthers, pro-Communism, and pro-hatred of all kinds of people and groups-isms at the links. You will see that they have a habit of putting crude, and highly offensive curse words and messages on their posters. There were even some anti-Obama posters! Some were from the Lyndon LaRouche followers (who are the ones who put Hitler mustaches on Obama posters - even when they infiltrated TEA Party events), and some were from the anti-war crowd.

But when I clicked over to another blog called Ringo's Pictures there were additional, more highly unusual signs and posters that contained some very weird and even more crude and highly offensive language!

One, in particular, had me guessing (at first) just what was being depicted on the poster. After figuring it out, I realized that I just can't even bring myself to post it here! I have to admit, when it dawned on me what each of the photos on the poster were meant to depict, I couldn't help laughing at my own initial naivete'! The person who made that sign is, apparently, angry at everyone who has anything to say in the political arena here in America. If you are curious, go to the Ringo's Pictures link (above) and scroll down to the 57th photo (I know! There are so many!!) and you will see why I could not re-post it here!

The very sad part is that those who hate Israel and America are rabidly evil. Their hatred is deep in their souls. They do not want to repent of their sins. So, they rail against the Jewish nation of Israel - the apple of God's eye, and the Judeo-Christian nation of the United States of America. Ultimately, their hatred is the result of a spiritual problem.

What's more is that their hatred is really just an extension of the rejection they have towards the God of the Bible, the prophecy fulfillment of the re-born nation of Israel (and it's capital of Jerusalem), and their own personal, individual rejection of the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ, His Son.

You will see many who (unfortunately) side with the enemies of America. You will also notice that many of them cannot even spell! One sign reads: "Isreal Kills." (11 photos down from "they are screwing us" photo.)

Over at the Zombietime site, there is a sign (5 photos down) that reads, "Fund scools not war." Perhaps that protester has a point! But throwing more money at failing schools is not the answer.

The First Amendment of our beloved United States Constitution allows free speech - even when such speech is filled with hatred and/or highly offensive and crude messages.

One reason why I wanted to share these photos of moonbat lunatics and their signs is to show that the media chooses to ignore the leftist craziness that goes on here in America; yet condemns, mocks, and ridicules the millions of ordinary SANE Americans of the TEA Party events who are legitimately protesting the corruption, lies, forced gov't health care, out-of-control spending, and heavy-burden taxing that this gangster government is inflicting upon WE THE PEOPLE.

The far-left radicals are lost people. They need the Lord!

Mat 18:11
For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.

Luk 9:25
For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost?

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Ringos Pictures

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Criminals Are Running the Government

I KNEW in my heart of hearts, my mind, and in my soul that the moment I heard that Obama had made the sudden and unexpected decision to put National Guard troops at the Mexican border, it was going to be used as some sort of diversion, Alinsky tactic, or distraction. Gateway Pundit has the story:

Figures. Obama Knew Arizona Immigration Law Would Be Challenged When He Announced 1,200 Guard Troops Would Be Sent to the Border Today
posted by Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit - 56 minutes ago
Ace of Spades nailed it. The Obama Administration announced today that they would send 1,200 National Guard troops to the Mexican border. Ace said it was just cover for the Administration so that they coul...

My comment there:

The moment I heard about Obama sending the National Guard troops to the border, something told me that there HAD to be an ulterior motive. Thanks for revealing it here and cementing my suspicions.

We can’t trust ANYTHING that this corrupt administration does!

And – excellent comment wanumba! You wrote:

“The highest law enforcer in the land is trying to undermine the legal process.”

I agree – 100%!


Here is wanumba's entire comment:

wanumba May 25th, 2010 10:20 pm #6

Holder knows damn well there’s nothing wrong with the law. The heavy breathing is stalling. Meanwhile he’s busy influencing public opinion, while Democrats and Open Borders advocates try to whip up hysteria, with deliberately provocative words like “racist.” They want to have the law repealed by force of mob, by terror, because they do not have legal grounds on which to contest it.

The highest law enforcer in the land is trying to undermine the legal process.

This commenter nails it, too:

May 25th, 2010 10:37 pm #9
I feel like all the criminals are running the government. There are 2 Americas the patriots and the liberals.

The liberals are anti-Constitution, anti-Christian anti-gun, antiwar, pro-abortion, pro-gay, pro-amnesty for illegals, and they are in power.

I think it will take a state to secede from the union to restore law and order. The states will have to jump ship and go on there on, otherwise everyone is going to go down with the ship. The state of the union is not good.

I wonder in 1930’s Germany when they elected Hitler if anyone had second thoughts, everyone eventually went down with the ship there. There where a lot of weirdos with crazy eyes in that government.

Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit

Update: Hat Tips to the Gateway Pundit commentators too! (Thanks for the reminder, Al!)



Like this comment (and link!) too:

May 26th, 2010 | 8:46 am | #34
… ‘a team of radical Obama Justice Department attorneys recommended that the U.S. government challenge the Arizona state immigration law…good.
The sooner these open border, global governance shills file legal action against Gov. Brewer’s SB 1070 the better.
Americans can see November from their porch & ‘polling reveals an overwhelming public aversion to illegal immigration, with opposition reaching up to 70%. The Democrats might be better-advised to run on a platform calling for more child abuse.’

AM THINK’s excellent read, on immigration, election &’ smart strategy, intelligently worked-out media tactics, and a refusal to play the left’s game that will carry us across the finish line:’

Anerican Thinker: Illegals And The Election

(File soon, Holder.. conservatives will win bigger in the House and put the Senate within reach to boot.. file soon.)

The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America

I have found another book that I must read! Just read about it on Mark Levin's Facebook page.

The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America
The real threat to the United States is not terrorism. The real threat is Islamism, whose sophisticated forces have collaborated with the American Left not only to undermine U.S. national security but also to shred the fabric of American constitutional democracy—freedom and individual liberty. ...

What is interesting to note is the following copy of a review of the book by a PERSON who was raised in a Muslim country in a Muslim family and society! [Note: The author of the review has chosen not to capitalize "islam," "muslim," and "mohammad."]

Here is a copy of the review:

88 of 92 people found the following review helpful:
As one raised in islam, I am amazed that a westerner finally gets islam & terrorist connections, May 24, 2010
By LOVE "TRUTH-Seeker" (Kirkland, WA USA) - See all my reviews

This review is from: The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America (Hardcover)
As one who was raised in a muslim country in a muslim family and society, I often find books by westerners trying to describe islam through western paradigms to fail to grasp the reality of islam. Finally someone breaks through all the political correctness and presents true islam as clearly compatible with Jihad. To the surprise of many westerners, for 1300+ years, since the prophet of islam, mohammad himself practiced jihad as he took out 600+ Jews and beheaded them in front of the faithful muslim leaders following mohammad's understanding of God.

This author rightly presents the reality that many wonderful muslim neighbors do not want sharia law! They are muslim culturally because their parents were muslims, but they want to be able to walk in public with members of opposite sex, play chess, play soccer, have a drink every now & then, have fun and live a happy life. True Islamic sharia law practiced by muslims for centuries requires the mullahs or imams of the nation to tell all muslims what they can and cannot do. If mohammad can take a 6 year old girl as a bride along with his other teenage wives and concubines and slaves, then muslims are taught that it is right for all muslims. If mohammad told us to hate all nonmuslims, including his final words prior to his surprise death, that we are all to hate Christians and Jews and behead all who will not submit to sharia law, then all faithful muslims are supposed to accept mohamamad's words as divine and imitate his lifestyle.

Under modern nonrestrictive interpretations of first amendment, the author rightly points out that the mastermind of the 1993 NY bombing under Clinton, laid out his case that as a muslim religious ruler, he was free to issue Islamic fatwas to destroy the lives of innocent nonmuslims. Shockingly, ACLU & liberal westerners are falling for this argument now more than ever . Under President Bush, even the muslims who succeeded in blowing up the towers on 9/11 were given muslim freedoms to continue to read the quran and live by the islamic sharia law while in prison. Subsequently, when some of the muslims were released from American prisons, they immediately went back to fulfill their Islamic call to destroy all infidels. Sadly, under hussein obama , we have accelerated our downfall as president obama has opened the door for muslim terrorists to believe they now have the strong upper hand and multiple terrorist attacks in America only failed because of The Grace of God. Shockingly hussein obama told the world that America is one of the largest muslim nations in the world and disavowed all Christian connections of the early founders of America.

The author of this book lays out a strong logical case for the reality of islam and the fact that majority of all muslims around the world who would not personally murder others, are fully in support of the muslim jihad terrorists; and the few that do not support the Islamic sharia law but call themselves "muslim" are only culturally Islamic, while walking against Islamic law as practiced by mohammad and muslims for 1300+ years.

This book will trouble the politically correct and western minded intellectuals who do not understand islam or those who are fooled by quotes of earlier quran revelations that were abrogated/overruled by the prophet of islam himself once he had the power to establish sharia law.

Every American and westerner should read this book and look up quran and hadith and Islamic history to determine the real Islamic threat so we can deal with the problem of terrorism at its root, rather than make up false causes for muslim inspired terrorists like poverty or illiteracy. As everyone knows by now, muslim terrorists were engineers, doctors psychiatrists and professors of islam and often very well off. They simply followed the iman/faith where islam led them. For us to win the battle against terror, we must first agree on the honest root cause well documented in this book, so we can finally address the tough needed solution for peace in our lands for all people! To have our troops die on the battlefield only to then establish sharia law and even open a center to promote sharia law where 9/11 muslims succeeded is utter foolishness that will lead to the deaths of hundreds of millions of innocent around the world. Hope we wake up before that time! This book helps get us on the right starting point.

News Roundup

The following is a news roundup of blog posts that are a MUST READ! The first is a link to New Zeal blog that has a video interview of Aaron Klein, author of "The Manchurian President" with Fox and Friends co-hosts Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade. A commenter at the blog noted that the video was from...of all places...the rabid, liberal-leftist progressive machine known as "Media Matters." What is odd about that? See the next news item!

Klein on "The Manchurian President"
posted by Trevor Loudon at New Zeal - 14 hours ago
Aaron L Klein discusses his best selling book, The Manchurian President.


Well...the fact that Media Matters is financed by George Soros who spent millions to get Obama elected shouldn't surprise anyone. However, did you also know that The Huffington Post was paid by the Obama campaign to report only what would be considered "positive" stories (by progressive sub-standards - not mine!) about Obama? Read the proof:

Huffington Post, Obama, Obama campaign paid Huffington Post $ 55354 in 2008, Money in 2008, Government controls now
posted by citizenwells at Citizen WElls - 2 hours ago
Huffington Post, Obama, Obama campaign paid Huffington Post $ 55354 in 2008 “And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed –if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into history a...

Are you asking yourself, what does it matter? It matters a GREAT DEAL. As Citizen Wells points out in his blog post:

“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″

In 2008, the Obama Campaign used a great deal of money from undocumented donors, a legion of paid bloggers, internet thugs and a complicit press to spin their Orwellian lies. The Obama Campaign paid The Huffington Post $ 55,354 in 2008. That of course is what was reported to the FEC and is the tip of the iceberg. I have heard Obama refer to The Huffington Post on several occasions. The last time was the last straw. The Citizen Wells blog has written about The Huffington Post acting as an arm of the Obama camp to smear opposition to Obama. You can expect more.

The smear machine tactics of The Huffington Post was well exposed when they relentlessly attacked President George W. Bush for eight years. Why? Because he is a conservative Republican. They railed on him about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but they don't criticize Obama for keeping those wars going. Hmmmm....sounds like a lot of hypocrisy if you ask me!


Next, there is this scary news!

Stunner. New Financial Rules May Not Curb Another Major Meltdown

posted by Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit - 1 day ago
Of course they won’t. You’ve got to love the photo the AP chose for this article. Rep. Barney Frank and Sen. Chris Dodd were too of the chief players behind the 2008 mortgage crisis. Now they are the ones ...

And the far left nutjobs (like Congressman Weiner) have the nerve to call Glenn Beck a "fear monger" over the financial crises that are occurring here in America and all around the world? People like Weiner may want to keep his head in a hot dog bun of denial, criticizing Beck for having a sponsor called Goldline - which sells gold coins to consumers and has an A rating by the Better Business Bureau - yet he doesn't see the corruption going on in Congress led by two Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac criminal enablers - Barney Frank and Chris Dodd? (Alinksy rules at work folks!) Always remember the man behind the curtain. Don't just focus on the blustering wizards of oz in the Lamestream Media of Mass Deception. They are not only "very bad wizards" (as Dorothy so famously called the great pretender behind the curtain in the Wizard of Oz movie), these men also rank as very bad, and criminal people!


When Failure is the Only Option

posted by William A. Jacobson at Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion - 1 day ago
Why does Obama want us to be more like Europe, with its supposedly compassionate and fair welfare state? The welfare state is not compassionate; it is the height of selfishness and generational cruelty: ...

Yep...the Marxist utopia has NEVER worked well in any place in the world where it has been tried. The so-called "leaders" inevitably become brutal dictators. Just ask the Chinese who lived (and the 60- 70 million who died) under Mao, the people of the Ukraine who lived (while millions died through starvation during the Holodomor)under Stalin, the Asians who are starving to death under Kim Jong-Il, the people who are suffering under Chavez...and the list goes on!


Jindal Furious: Rips Obama For Dismal Response to Oil Spill Disaster
posted by Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit - 22 minutes ago
Governer Bobby Jindal (R-LA) ripped President Obama’s dismal response to the Gulf oil spill crisis during a press conference on Sunday. NECN reported, via FOX Nation: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) said t...

I think that MILLIONS OF AMERICANS join in with the sentiments of Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA). We are all ABSOLUTELY FURIOUS over the terrible mishandling and mis-management of the BP Oil Spill Disaster! The incompetence of the Obama Administration is beyond belief!!!


Dick Morris: Sestak Bribery Scandal Is Impeachable Offense (Video)
posted by Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit - 9 hours ago
“It is illegal to offer someone anything of importance or value in return for a vote, or running or not running for office.” Dick Morris was on with Sean Hannity tonight to discuss the Joe Sestak bribe sca...

I pray every day that one of the many scandals surrounding Obama brings him down and boots him out of the presidency! Maybe the Sestak bribery scandal will do the trick!!


Of course, there are MANY more blog posts listed in my sidebar that deserve recognition in this roundup, so please go ahead and pick the ones that you want to read about.

I have saved one of the best for last.

Obama’s America Must Fall

posted by nicedeb at Nice Deb - 23 hours ago
Unless we boot the Dem Socialists out of office in ’10 and ’12, and begin a slow and painful restoration back to an exceptional America with free and open markets, we are doomed to a fate once considered ...

If you don't read anything else, READ THIS POST!


In his piece, today, at NRO, Andrew McCarthy explains his feelings of melancholy over the country, feelings, I know, most Americans paying attention, share:

The House Divided:

…for the first time in our history, we have a president who would be much more comfortable sitting in a room with Bill Ayers than sitting in a room with me. We have a governing class that is too often comfortable with anti-American radicals, with rogue and dysfunctional governments that blame America for their problems, and with Muslim Brotherhood ideologues who abhor individual liberty, capitalism, freedom of conscience, and, in general, Western enlightenment. To this president and his government, I am the problem. Americans who champion life, liberty, and limited government are not just the loyal opposition; they are deemed potential terrorists, and are derided with considerably more intensity than the actual terrorists. Arizona — for criminalizing criminal activity, for defending its sovereignty and protecting its citizens’ lives and property — is slandered as a human-rights violator.

And here is the excruciating part: As the Calderón spectacle demonstrates, these sentiments are not fringe sentiments.

To be sure, they are not held by the majority. To be elected, candidate Obama had to run as a post-partisan moderate, a pragmatic centrist who would not be constrained by ideology. Two camps well knew that this was nonsense: those few of us on the right who bothered to study Obama’s record, and those on the Alinskyite left who understood the campaign to be merely a charade necessary to grab the reins of power.

It was the second camp we saw standing and cheering for Calderón in Congress on Thursday. They used him as a vehicle to condemn Arizona.

This second camp, Obama’s transformative Left, had the numbers to give a thunderous ovation in the People’s House because a lot of people agree with them. If I had to guess — after its two generations of marching through our institutions, controlling the academy, and scripting the legacy media — I’d put it at one in five, or maybe even four, Americans. That’s enough to form a country the size of France or Germany.

There were times during the height of Obamania when it felt like much more than that. How many people have awakened to what is going on? Because we can’t defeat this without massive numbers. The Dem Socialists in power are drunk with it, are entrenched, and they will do anything to keep it. You can bank on that.

Hat Tips to all links.

Update: One more!

Daily Thought Pad
Dr. David Kaiser: “there is something monumentally large afoot… a perfect storm may be brewing?!?” – Please Read


David Kaiser is a respected historian whose published works have covered a broad range of topics, from European Warfare to American League Baseball. Born in 1947, the son of a diplomat, Kaiser spent his childhood in three capital cities: Washington D.C., Albany, New York, and Dakar, Senegal . He attended Harvard University , graduating there in 1969 with a B.A. in history. He then spent several years more at Harvard, gaining a PhD in history, which he obtained in 1976. He served in the Army Reserve from 1970 to 1976.

He is a professor in the Strategy and Policy Department of the United States Naval War College. He has previously taught at Carnegie Mellon, Williams College and Harvard University . Kaiser's latest book, The Road to Dallas: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy was just published by Harvard University Press.

Dr. David Kaiser

History Unfolding

I am a student of history. Professionally, I have written 15 books on history that have been published in six languages, and I have studied history all my life. I have come to think there is something monumentally large afoot, and I do not believe it is simply a banking crisis, or a mortgage crisis, or a credit crisis. Yes these exist, but they are merely single facets on a very large gemstone that is only now coming into a sharper focus.

Something of historic proportions is happening. I can sense it because I know how it feels, smells, what it looks like, and how people react to it. Yes, a perfect storm may be brewing, but there is something happening within our country that has been evolving for about ten to fifteen years. The pace has dramatically quickened in the past two.

And, if you are wondering why I put the Adolf Hitler quote icon at the top of this page, this is why:


How did he get people on his [Note: Hitler's] side? He did it by promising jobs to the jobless, money to the money-less, and rewards for the military-industrial complex. He did it by indoctrinating the children, advocating gun control, health care for all, better wages, better jobs, and promising to re-instill pride once again in the country, across Europe , and across the world. He did it with a compliant media - did you know that? And he did this all in the name of justice and . . . CHANGE. And the people surely got what they voted for.

If you think I am exaggerating, look it up. It's all there in the history books… just for the reading.

So read your history books. Many people of conscience objected in 1933 and were shouted down, called names, laughed at, and ridiculed. When Winston Churchill pointed out the obvious in the late 1930s while seated in the House of Lords in England (he was not yet Prime Minister), he was booed into his seat and called a crazy troublemaker. He was right, though. And the world came to regret that he was not listened to.

Do not forget that Germany was the most educated, the most cultured country in Europe . It was full of music, art, museums, hospitals, laboratories, and universities. And yet, in less than six years (a shorter time span than just two terms of the U. S. presidency) it was rounding up its own citizens, killing others, abrogating its laws, turning children against parents, and neighbors against neighbors… All with the best of intentions, of course. The road to Hell is paved with them.

Amidst the darkness of the planned Muslim mosque that is to be built (God forbid!!) near Ground Zero, I must also share the writer's concluding remarks:

As a practical thinker, one not overly prone to emotional decisions, I have a choice: I can either believe what the objective pieces of evidence tell me (even if they make me cringe with disgust); I can believe what history is shouting to me from across the chasm of seven decades; or I can hope I am wrong by closing my eyes, having another latte, and ignoring what is transpiring around me… I could even drive up to New York and have that latte as I watch a Muslim Mosque being erected under the guidance of a radical Imam with foreign Islamic money at the site of 9/11, for reasons that we can all bet are not good.

I choose to believe the evidence. No doubt some people will scoff at me, others laugh, or think I am foolish, naive, or both. To some degree, perhaps I am. But I have never been afraid to look people in the eye and tell them exactly what I believe-and why I believe it.

I pray I am wrong. I do not think I am. Perhaps the only hope is our vote in the next elections and the fact that we have not let the present government disarm us… yet~

David Kaiser
Jamestown , Rhode Island
United States

The Daily Thought Pad: Dr. David Kaiser - there is something monumentally large afoot. READ IT ALL!

Monday, May 24, 2010

See, Hear, and Speak No Evil?

The political world is so upside down these days it is just absolutely astonishing! Never in my life have I seen evil promoted as good, and good promoted as evil so frequently and unabashedly than as I am witnessing today. There is a list of evidence to my claim that is simply just too long to present in one blog post! Go to a few of the blogs listed in my sidebar and you can't help but notice that I am writing the truth about this fact.

One of the first blogs that I read this morning was over at Lame Cherry. Such a humorous blog title for a mostly serious and informative site! Perhaps his blog description gives us a hint about the title:

Lame Cherry
The lame cherry, the mystery of life's experts coupled in the mind of ignorance too much the enigma to understand.

Well, the mystery man has outdone himself once again! His essay on Sarah Palin vs. Chief White House Propagandist, Robert Gibbs, is just...well...PRICELESS!

I present Mr. Cherry's expertise in full here:

This blog would suggest that Obama House propagandist Robert Gibbs, before he insults an American Lady again in Gov. Sarah Palin about being informed about the situation of Mr. Obama being in bed with big oil, that he would stop along with his snarky Obama mob of misogynists and check the facts:

-Mr. Obama took massive amounts of campaign money from British Petroleum.

-Mr. Obama's home was purchased by Saddam Hussein's big oil money.

-Mr. Obama's first Senatorial campaign in Illinois was financed by the wife of Saddam Hussein's banker, Nadhmi Auchi, whose money came from the massive Iraqi big oil deals of the 90's.

-Mr. Obama kept silent for a British Petroleum and Rockefeller Libyan oil deal as the Lockerbie bomber who murdered over 300 Americans was set free in exchange for oil drilling rights.

-Mr. Obama was bowing to the biggest oil producer in the world in the King of Saudi Arabia.

-Mr. Obama smiled when big oil producer, dictator Hugo Chavez, slammed the United States of America.

-Mr. Obama was praised as a Muslim son by big oil Libyan dictator Khadaffi.

-Mr. Obama has done absolutely nothing in stopping big oil Iran from building more nuclear bombs and more advanced nuclear missiles.

-Mr. Obama's financial mentor who was the first person he met with in running for the White House in George Soros, invested $811 million dollars in Brazilian big oil.

-Mr. Obama's other nation rapist in Warren Buffett stands to make an even larger fortune from the staged Gulf oil spill as Buffet owns Nalco Holding which happens to be the exclusive company furnishing the chemical which British Petroleum is using to disperse the oil slicks.

Isn't it just another one of the Obama amazing miracles that Warren Buffett just happens to buy a company 2 years ago when fledgling Obama was being promoted, and now 2 years later here is that company just happening to be supplying the only chemical to Obama's big oil buddy, British Petroleum.

Why isn't anyone noting this Obama connection in profiteering again?

For the record, Sarah Palin was spot on again in being absolutely correct in Obama is dithering in this deliberate oil pollution as he is in the pocket of big oil around the world, and every time an event happens, there is Warren Buffett making a fortune in just happening to have invested in an Obama political event.

So Robert Gibbs, you little man, and ABC you Obama apologists, the Sarah Palin Chronicles prevail. She is right every time and you leftists of the thugocracy are exposed and squealing for the porcine Obama trough feeders you are.

It is past time to indict B. Hussein Obama and his list of cronies from Buffett, BP to Soros.'s like a breath of fresh air to see a blog writer turned journalist make the connections that the Lamestream Media of Mass Deception refuses to see, hear, or report. See no evil? Hear no evil? Speak no evil?

What a great segway into the next blog post that I would like to recognize.

A Place to Ask Questions to Get the Right Answers: New Ad - Obama's Lack of Eligibility - The Three Enablers of the Cone of Silence in Washington DC - 24 May 2010 issue Washington Times National Weekly - Page 5


The ancient Asian proverb depicted by the caricatures of the institutions who are enabling Obama in by their See, Hear, and Speak no Evil do nothing mode on the issue is classically known in the USA to depict situations where people are turning a blind eye to the obvious. The ad depicts the situation we are in where the Congress is turning a blind eye and will not "look" at or investigate the merits of the charges. The Courts will not "hear" in a trial the merits of the charges. And the Main Stream Media will not "talk" about the merits of the charges and discuss the Constitutional issues involved with the American people nor will they dig into Obama's sealed and hidden early life records. Their ignoring the questions and concerns of the People in this matter endangers our liberty by demonstrating that those in power, once in power feel they do not have to obey the Constitution and/or listen to the People.

Charles Kerchner, Commander USNR (Retired)
Lead Plaintiff, Kerchner v Obama & Congress

Couldn't have said it better!

When we contrast the deliberate propaganda spewed against a truth teller - like Sarah Palin - by a White House propaganda hire - like Robert Gibbs and then additionally compare the lying types like Gibbs (and the entire Obama Admin.) with the trio group of 'Enablers of the Cone of Silence' on Obama's ineligibility - we no doubt can see the workings of a stronghold of evil. Through lies, deceit, deception, cover-up, corruption, fraud and dozens of additional descriptive terms we could apply here, the lack of the rule of law is quite obvious. Sin, evil, and death are taking hold here in America because those who are supposed to uphold the law are unwilling to expose the perpetrators involved in law breaking activities.

SO MANY bloggers from other nations, like Trevor Loudon of the New Zeal blog, have chronicled all of the accumulated corruption that is swirling around the ObaMARXIST DAMNministration, Congress Deceit Machine, the lack of spine in the courts, and the deliberate deception of the Media of Mass Deception.

But don't just take my word for it. Take a look at Trevor's sidebar! He has approximately 102 "Obama Files" to read!

With all of the evil forces at work and in charge in the political arena here in the United States of America, it can be so discouraging and disheartening for WE THE PEOPLE! We are fighting hard to get our country back to the CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC that our Founding Fathers created for our nation.

The Bible has A LOT to say about evil!

The term "evil" occurs 485 times in 457 verses in the NKJV!

Whenever a subject is discussed in the Bible, the amount of times it is discussed tells us that it is to be taken seriously and dealt with through God's admonitions as stated in His Word.

Millions of Americans are sad, upset, angry, outraged, discouraged, devastated and very anxious about the terrible turn away from God and the evil direction that the Obama Machine is taking our country. I can't blame them - one bit! Any sane person who is not under the influence of the Obama Kool-Aid and recognizes that Marxism is not the right direction for our country has a right to feel any and all of those emotions. However, Jesus himself has a word for us:

Jhn 16:33
These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."

There are additional verses that express reasons to be peaceful - even during this time of chaos:

1Jo 4:4
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

1Jo 5:4
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world--our faith.

Look at these verses:

Amo 5:14 Seek good and not evil, That you may live; So the LORD God of hosts will be with you, As you have spoken.

Amo 5:15 Hate evil, love good; Establish justice in the gate. It may be that the LORD God of hosts Will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

Here is what Jesus had to say about evil:

Mat 5:11 "Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.

Mat 5:37 But let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No.' For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.

Mat 9:4 But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts?

Mat 12:34 Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Mat 12:35 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.

Mar 7:21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,

Mar 7:22 thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness.

Mar 7:23 All these evil things come from within and defile a man."

When men hate Christians:

Luk 6:22 Blessed are you when men hate you, And when they exclude you, And revile [you], and cast out your name as evil, For the Son of Man's sake.

Luk 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

Mat 15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.

Jhn 17:15 I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.

We must pray to be delivered from evil:

2Ch 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Luk 11:4 And forgive us our sins, For we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one."

Rom 12:9 [Let] love [be] without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.

Warnings to avoid evil:

Rom 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

1Cr 5:13 But those who are outside God judges. Therefore "put away from yourselves the evil person."

1Cr 10:6 Now these things became our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted.

Eph 5:16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Eph 6:13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Phl 3:2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the mutilation!

Col 3:5 Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

1Th 5:15 See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all.

1Th 5:22 Abstain from every form of evil.

1Ti 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all [kinds of] evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

Jesus shares the condemnation that those who refuse to repent will receive:

Jhn 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

Jhn 3:20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.

Jhn 5:29 and come forth--those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.

Jhn 7:7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil.

Rom 1:29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; [they are] whisperers,

Rom 1:30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

Rom 2:9 tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek;

Jam 3:8 But no man can tame the tongue. [It is] an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

Jam 3:16 For where envy and self-seeking [exist], confusion and every evil thing [are] there.

Bible prophecy reveals:

1Pe 3:12 For the eyes of the LORD [are] on the righteous, And His ears [are open] to their prayers; But the face of the LORD [is] against those who do evil."

Jud 1:10 But these speak evil of whatever they do not know; and whatever they know naturally, like brute beasts, in these things they corrupt themselves.

2Ti 3:13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.

Our hope for deliverance:

Hbr 5:14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, [that is], those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Hbr 10:22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

3Jo 1:11 Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God.

2Ti 4:18 And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve [me] for His heavenly kingdom. To Him [be] glory forever and ever. Amen!

Just as Jesus told the church at Ephesus, we need to heed his words and do not become weary of doing good:

Rev 2:2 "I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars;

Rev 2:3 and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name's sake and have not become weary.

No matter what happens here on this earth, Justice will be done against the evil perpetrators in eternity! 2 Peter 2 describes EXACTLY what this current corrupt government is doing, and what will ultimately be done, through God's justice, in the end:

2Pe 2:1 But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction.

2Pe 2:2 And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed.

2Pe 2:3 By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does [fn] not slumber.

2Pe 2:4 For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast [them] down to hell and delivered [them] into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment;

2Pe 2:5 and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, [one of] eight [people], a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly;

2Pe 2:6 and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned [them] to destruction, making [them] an example to those who afterward would live ungodly;

2Pe 2:7 and delivered righteous Lot, [who was] oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked

2Pe 2:8 (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented [his] righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing [their] lawless deeds)--

2Pe 2:9 [then] the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment,

2Pe 2:10 and especially those who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority. [They are] presumptuous, self-willed. They are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries,

2Pe 2:11 whereas angels, who are greater in power and might, do not bring a reviling accusation against them before the Lord.

2Pe 2:12 But these, like natural brute beasts made to be caught and destroyed, speak evil of the things they do not understand, and will utterly perish in their own corruption,

2Pe 2:13 [and] will receive the wages of unrighteousness, [as] those who count it pleasure to carouse in the daytime. [They are] spots and blemishes, carousing in their own deceptions while they feast with you,

2Pe 2:14 having eyes full of adultery and that cannot cease from sin, enticing unstable souls. [They have] a heart trained in covetous practices, [and are] accursed children.

2Pe 2:15 They have forsaken the right way and gone astray, following the way of Balaam the [son] of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;

2Pe 2:16 but he was rebuked for his iniquity: a dumb donkey speaking with a man's voice restrained the madness of the prophet.

2Pe 2:17 These are wells without water, clouds [fn] carried by a tempest, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever. [fn]

2Pe 2:18 For when they speak great swelling [words] of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped [fn] from those who live in error.

2Pe 2:19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage.

2Pe 2:20 For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning.

2Pe 2:21 For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known [it], to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them.

2Pe 2:22 But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: "A dog returns to his own vomit," [fn] and, "a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire."

NKJV Footnotes:
(2:3) M-Text reads will not.
(2:17) NU-Text reads and mists.
(2:17) NU-Text omits forever.
(2:18) NU-Text reads are barely escaping.
(2:22) Proverbs 26:11

Finally, the Word of God reveals WHAT REAL LOVE IS:

1Cr 13:4 Love suffers long [and] is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;

1Cr 13:5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;

1Cr 13:6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;

1Cr 13:7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

1Cr 13:8 Love never fails. But whether [there are] prophecies, they will fail; whether [there are] tongues, they will cease; whether [there is] knowledge, it will vanish away.

1Cr 13:9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part.

1Cr 13:10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.

1Cr 13:11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

1Cr 13:12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

1Cr 13:13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these [is] love.


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1Jo 5:4
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world--our faith.