AUGUST 20, 2008


"The easiest way of becoming acquainted with the modes of thinking, the rules of conduct and the prevailing manners of any people is to examine what sort of education they give their children, how they treat them at home, and what they are taught in their places of public worship." -- Michel Guilliaume Jean de Crevecoeur (1735-1813), Letters From An American Farmer, 1782

COMMENT: Have you noticed that when a liberal loses an election, a debate, or anything else, that their standard practice is to claim that their opposition "cheated?"

COMMENT: Looks like Joe Biden may be Obama's choice for VP.  Interesting, considering some of his statements and positions.  For example:

--"In Delaware, the largest growth in population is Indian Americans, moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking." - July 2006

--Barack Obama is a "clean" black person. – February 2007

--One reason that so many District of Columbia schools fail is the city's high minority population. – October 2007

He also is for:  immediately ending the war in Iraq, universal healthcare, government schools, and the global warming scam.

Not exactly things that engender confidence are they? 

An idea to pass around:  Why don't we enact a requirement that all payments sent to Pemex (the nationalized Mexican oil company) for the oil we purchase from them be sent through the US Treasury Dept?  Part 2 of this proposal would require that all schools, universities, hospitals, social service agencies, etc, etc, etc, be required to submit to the Treasury detailed reports outlining the amount of money they expended on undocumented illegal Mexican aliens.  These Part 2 expenses would be deducted from the payments we send to Mexico for the oil we buy from Pemex, along with a detailed and itemized accounting of each individual expense.  Yeah, I know, this would be such a political hot potato that it isn't very likely to happen.  Nevertheless, it is an appealing idea isn't it...... AND...... it is by the public discussion of such ideas that they eventually become mainstream ideas and have a chance of becoming reality.  Anyway, have fun with this idea.  Pass it around and see what other people think.  Maybe!  Just maybe!

LINKS:

Union of Concerned Scientists political agenda exposed:  http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0808/12640.html

Kite surfing in a hurricane - Darwinism at work:  http://www.liveleak.com/e/cb5_1219102524

There are deer stands......... and then..........:  http://home.windstream.net/tomf42344/

Less than 1% of campaign donations to the McCain campaign have come for the oil companies.  Actually, the Obama campaign has received more money from the oil companies and their employees than has the McCain campaign:  http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/08/19/dnc-sends-reporters-exxon-mccain-08-campaign-kit/

Inclusion of this man as a speaker at their convention says more about their philosophy than anything else:  http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/ex-pres.-carter-added-to-convention-program-2008-08-19.html

In the last 20 years no sitting Congress has passed fewer bills than has our current one.  This one has passed NONE on our energy crisis, but has passed one on the origins of baseball, and to celebrate watermelons.  Can you say, "a do nothing Congress?":  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121910897089651793.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

30 Iraqi city and town officials "observe" American city council in operation:  http://www.centcom.mil/en/news/iraqi-american-city-councils-share-ideas-on-local-government.html

More than 4 dozen photos from Iraq:  http://www.militarycity.com/valor/Photos/readersbest.php?d=readersbest&i=0

Caught!!!  Obama DID vote for a bill that would allow withholding life saving care from live-birth infants that survived abortion attempts:  http://www.jillstanek.com/archives/2008/08/breaking_news_o.html

Who is Jodie Evans?  She is the founder of Code Pink the group that pickets outside the VA Walter Reed hospital and calls our wounded and maimed vets "murderers" and yells vile epithets at them.  She and her group are also campaign workers for the Obama campaign: 
http://www.blackfive.net/main/2005/08/protesting_walt.html
http://flapsblog.com/2008/06/12/jodie-evans-of-code-pink-another-left-wing-radical-for-barack-obama/

A victory for parents in California?  No, not really, because the ruling says the state always has final authority over the children.  In other words children are the "property" of the state:  http://theobjectivestandard.com/blog/2008/08/california-children-still-considered.asp

Environmentalists oppose wind energy development: 
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/story?id=48596
http://www.theobjectivestandard.com/issues/2008-summer/property-rights-electric-grid.asp

A group you should probably know about.  Enter "CERES green activists" in the Google search window.
http://blogs.wsj.com/environmentalcapital/

Conservatives not tolerated:  http://capitolhillcoffeehouse.com/more.php?id=5850_0_1_0_M

It's a ruse, folks!  They are trying to deflect attention away from their own record of doing nothing:  http://icecap.us/index.php/go/political-climate/idle_leases_or_addled_minds/

"Oh, no!  Not this!  Please say it isn't so!":  http://hotair.cachefly.net/images/2008-04/obama-allhat.jpg 

Porkers of the month:  http://www.cagw.org/site/PageServer?pagename=news_porkerofthemonth

California state computers can’t handle pay cuts because of antiquated computers and obsolete computer language:  http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/1132588.html

Congressional pigs and pork:  http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/04/02/earlyshow/main3988359.shtml

(a good read) - Has the Left become completely deranged?:  http://www.gopachy.com/forum/comments.php?DiscussionID=28647

Massive voter fraud likely and it will favor the liberals who have set up this fiasco:  http://www.intellectualconservative.com/2008/08/12/rampant-voter-fraud-by-illegal-aliens-ignored-by-government-and-media/The latest proposal by the Democrats to solve the energy supply problem:  http://www.capitolhillblue.com/cont/node/10428


Why do American businesses ship jobs overseas?  Because, while other countries cut tax rates on their own domestic businesses and industries, the US imposes the 2nd highest tax rates in the world on American businesses.  No wonder we keep losing world market share and import more and more from overseas.  That sound you hear is the sound of ever more and more American treasure and jobs going overseas.  I wonder what the tax and spend liberals will say to us when we run out of money and have no jobs?:  http://www.usnews.com/blogs/capital-commerce/2008/8/15/us-corporate-taxes-still-second-highest-on-planet-earth.html

Reporter denied access to records detailing associations between American terrorist bombers Bill Ayers,his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, and Barack Obama:  http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MTgwZTVmN2QyNzk2MmUxMzA5OTg0ODZlM2Y2OGI0NDM=&w=MA==

Barack Obama is,  "a leader that God has blessed us with at this time." - Nancy Pelosi:  http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0808/Obama_I_will_win.html?showall

Remember Pelosi's promise to make "earmarks" transparent?  Yeah..... right!:  http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/election-year-raises-house-earmarks-2008-08-18.html

Resident successfully fright a new Wal Mart...... and got instead.....:  http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-3rpm.6547307aug17,0,5038048.story

No sand castles????:  http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSLG33796320080816

While we were dreaming:  http://www.reagan.com/column.cfm?id=81

What Liberals believe.  What Conservatives believe:   http://bridgetdgms.wordpress.com/2008/08/18/what-conservatives-believe/

Free speech rights?  Yes, but not always:  http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/political-speech-not-as-free-as-you-think/2/

The more anti-business a state is the more likely it is do have "red ink" on its books (well, Duhhhh!):  http://www.forbes.com/opinions/2008/08/06/anti-business-states-oped-cx_rcm_0806malanga.html

For most girls math IS harder:  http://www.city-journal.org/2008/eon0728hm.html

Dollar gains, stocks gain, oil falls again:  http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/12/business/12stox.html?_r=3&ref=business&oref=slogin&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

Dollar hits 6-7 month high against Euro and Yen:
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/6f037ea6-6786-11dd-8d3b-0000779fd18c.html
http://money.cnn.com/2008/08/06/markets/dollar/index.htm?postversion=2008080612

Global warming - NOT!:  http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/scarewatch/global_warming_not_happening.html

Al Gore's "An Inconvienient Truth," is just plain wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong:  http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/monckton/goreerrors.html

Russia NOT withdrawing from Georgia:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/aug/18/russia.georgia1

Mexican drug cartel massacre in Juarez bring total dead this year to more than 800:  http://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/border_city_drug_dead/2008/08/18/122928.html?s=al&promo_code=680C-1

Mexican drug cartels taking over US cities:  http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=50518

Mexican drug cartels recruiting experienced soldiers:   http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/06/AR2008050602566.html

Violence Down, Stability Up Across Iraq:  http://www.defenselink.mil/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=50850
How high can inflation go?  How about 307%...... PER DAY!:  http://www.cnn.com/2008/BUSINESS/08/19/zimbabwe.inflation/index.html

Americans want ethanol mandate repealed:  http://www.nationalcenter.org/PR-Poll_Ethanol_061008.html

Like other nations with "single payer" government health care systems Sweden has had to ration services:  http://www.nationalcenter.org/NPA555_Sweden_Health_Care.html


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