Thursday, April 30, 2009

Obama "enchanted" to be on SNL?!! You decide! HILARIOUS!

There's a great SNL opening in here where Obama's doing a press conference, and some dude from BET asks a question about blacks, and what Obama is going to do for them, and he awkwardly tries to be gracious as he dodges it, then he calls on some guy from Vibe, and the same thing. Then he calls on some dude from Essence, and the same nonsense, and then he says, "Wait, you know I got nothing but love for my brothers and sisters, but how'd y'all get to be part of the Washington Press Corp? This is a serious press conference about serious issues that effect all Americans, and I'm here to answer those questions. Now from now on, I'm only taking questions from legitimate, mainstream News organizations. Okay, NYT. What's your question?"

And the guy asks him what enchants him. (see underlined link above if you haven't yet)

Obama hits the roof, furious that all he's getting is either racial, PC treatment or slobbering coddling. He's the president, damn it! He's got the most serious job on the planet, and he can't stand that he's being perceived as a token or a celebrity!

Then he calls on Fox News. Major Garrett asks him how we're going to pay for the trillions of dollars in debt that he's added in his first hundred days, or since he promised to immediately withdraw from Iraq during the campaign, how will he do it, or is he really willing to release Guantanamo prisoners into the U.S.? Why has he had so many problems with all of his cabinet appointments, especially with regards to his Treasury secretary who didn't pay all his taxes? And how pleased is he with VP Biden at this early stage in his administration?

Obama pauses, a deer in the headlights, and then promptly turns back to the NYT guy, and says, "So you want to know what enchants me, eh?........ Live, from New York, it's Saturday Night!!!!"

Written by our very dear friend (a GREAT guy and wonderful writer..he'll kill me for adding this) and sent to me today: I COULD NOT RESIST! Great, isn't it!?


Our friend Mike's opinion. I have a hunch most of us share it?

Obama says that closing the border now that the swine flu has already migrated across it, would be akin "to closing the barn door after the horses got out." The man is an unmitigated genius. Whereas ALL the horse have left the barn, ALL the carriers of swine flu have not yet left Mexico. By all means, lets allow them access to America with no concerns about limiting the spread of the infection as best possible. If someone gets infected in Laredo,Texas by a carrier who arrived that day, that's okay because the infection was already here.

If border control is not the function of a border, why have a border? Oh, that's right, that's the position of the left. To them the border is a symbol of racism (what isn't?). Terrorism? They can come in so many other ways, the border does nothing. Smuggling? It wouldn't be smuggling if there was no border. Weapons? We are smuggling American made weapons to Mexico and that is what is causing all the deaths. Illegal immigrants? They are just coming here to do honest labor and support their families. DHS Chief Napolitano says that it isn't a crime anyway.

Growing American Unemployment? Americans won't do those jobs. Meanwhile, Americans are doing them here in Indiana, and happy to have a job at all. The assault on America continues. It is being won by the enemy within without a shot being fired.

Z: I asked Mike if I could use his real name.... He wrote me this back:
Michael G. Miller is just fine. That way Obama's "Civilian Security Force" will be able to locate me easier. (Z: Come on, Mike, don't be silly; they haven't even found any illegals yet!!)

Have you heard of a degree like this?

A friend's daughter has sent an announcement from the University of Indiana, saying she's graduated with a "Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications, Culture, and LOVE"

and "LOVE?" Have you any idea what that means?

Seriously...have you heard of this?


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Some "Good Intelligence" here.........

Security Before Politics
By Porter J. Goss
Saturday, April 25, 2009

Since leaving my post as CIA director almost three years ago, I have remained largely silent on the public stage. I am speaking out now because I feel our government has crossed the red line between properly protecting our national security and trying to gain partisan political advantage. We can't have a secret intelligence service if we keep giving away all the secrets. Americans have to decide now.

A disturbing epidemic of amnesia seems to be plaguing my former colleagues on Capitol Hill. After the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, members of the committees charged with overseeing our nation's intelligence services had no higher priority than stopping al-Qaida. In the fall of 2002, while I was chairman of the House intelligence committee, senior members of Congress were briefed on the CIA's "High Value Terrorist Program," including the development of "enhanced interrogation techniques" and what those techniques were. This was not a onetime briefing but an ongoing subject with lots of back and forth between those members and the briefers.

Today, I am slack jawed to read that members claim to have not understood that the techniques on which they were briefed were to actually be employed; or that specific techniques such as
"waterboarding" were never mentioned. It must be hard for most Americans of common sense to imagine how a member of Congress can forget being told about the interrogations of Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed. In that case, though, perhaps it is not amnesia but political expedience.

Let me be clear. It is my recollection that: The chairs and the ranking minority members of the House and Senate intelligence committees, known as the Gang of Four, were briefed thatthe CIA was holding and interrogating high value terrorists. We understood what the CIA was doing. We gave the CIA our bipartisan support. We gave the CIA funding to carry out its activities. On a bipartisan basis, we asked if the CIA needed more support from Congress to carry out its mission against al-Qaida. I do not recall a single objection from my colleagues.

They did not vote to stop authorizing CIA funding. And for those who now reveal filed "memorandums for the record" suggesting concern, real concern should have been expressed immediately tothe committee chairs, the briefers, the House speaker or minority leader, the CIA director or the president's national security adviser and not quietly filed away in case the day came when the political winds shifted. And shifted they have.

Circuses are not new in Washington, and I can see preparations being made for tents from the Capitol straight down Pennsylvania Avenue. The CIA has been pulled into the center ring
before. The result this time will be the same: a hollowed out service of diminished capabilities. After Sept. 11, the general outcry was, "Why don't we have better overseas capabilities?" I fear that in the years to come this refrain will be heard again: once a threat or God forbid, another successful attack captures our attention and sends the pendulum swinging back. There is only one person who can shut down this dangerous show: President Obama.

Unfortunately, much of the damage to our capabilities has already been done. It is certainly not trust that is fostered when intelligence officers are told one day "I have your back" only to
learn a day later that a knife is being held to it. After the events of this week, morale at the CIA has been shaken to its foundation. We must not forget: Our intelligence allies overseas view our inability to maintain secrecy as a reason to question our worthiness as a partner. These allies have been vital in almost every capture of a terrorist. The suggestion that we are safer now because information about interrogation techniques is in the public domain
conjures up images of unicorns and fairy dust. We have given our enemy invaluable information about the rules by which we operate. The terrorists captured by the CIA perfected the act of
beheading innocents using dull knives. Khalid Sheik Mohammed boasted of the tactic of placing explosives high enough in a building to ensure that innocents trapped above would die if they tried to escape through windows. There is simply no comparison between our professionalism and their brutality.

Our enemies do not subscribe to the rules of the Marquis of Queensbury. "Name, rank and serial number" does not apply to nonstate actors but is, regrettably, the only question this
administration wants us to ask. Instead of taking risks, our intelligence officers will soon resort to wordsmithing cables to headquarters while opportunities to neutralize brutal radicals are
lost. The days of fortress America are gone. We are the world's superpower. We can sit on our hands or we can become engaged to improve global human conditions. The bottom line is that we cannot succeed unless we have good intelligence. We can sit on our hands or we can become engaged to improve global human conditions. The bottom line is that we cannot succeed unless we have good intelligence. Trading security for
partisan political popularity will ensure that our secrets are not secret and that our intelligence is destined to fail us.

The writer, a Republican, was director of the CIA from
September 2004 to May 2006 and was chairman of the House Permanent
Select Committee on Intelligence from 1997 to 2004.

Z: So now what, folks? Just fear mongering? Just A REPUBLICAN, so what could HE KNOW? No, I didn't think so, either. So, NOW WHAT?


Don't let the door hit ya, Arlen...........phew!

I've been thinking what a very good thing it is that Arlen Specter has been revealed. About everyone watching television news or listening to the radio these last two days has learned that Arlen Specter has so little character that he could run for POLITICIAN OF THE CENTURY and win, hands down (even over Biden or Pelosi or Ted Kennedy, by the way, which is really going some)....This lack of character just makes him FIT the Democrat party better, doesn't he?

We all know Franken is still trying to steal the vote from Coleman. I'm sure Franken has great character because he was losing until his impromptu trip to DC after which every vote they found stuffed in Democrat car trunks was, (it's a MIRACLE), his. And then there's that great man of character, Barney Fwank, who had a male prostitute business running in his living room but didn't know about it. And, of course, he caused much of the housing problem we have today no matter HOW anybody wants to spin it. Then there's William Jefferson, whose frozen money still hasn't thawed enough to get him in court. Oh, and Sandy Berger? Highly classified information stolen from archives but he got a slap on the hand. You can see what GREAT CHARACTER Democrat politicians have. Great party. Oh, and Fran Drescher is hoping to run for Senator from NYC as a.........Democrat. Arlen, this quite a bunch of professionals .... enjoy!

So, Arlen joins a long and distinguished line of Democrats..................of little character. Good riddance.

Oh, and imagine if Bush had pulled the $400,000 stunt of having Air Force one flying low over NYC, sending panicked New Yorkers into the streets when it could have been done.........with photoshop? The White House is ........"sorry."

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

100, go home...PLEASE?

From Zack's Diversity Lane blog, which you'll want to check's terrific!
(thanks, Zack!)

Anybody living around ELLENVILLE, NY has a treat coming!

For those of you lucky enough to live in the area, my friend, the wonderful ORSON BEAN, will be appearing in Arthur Miller's play The Price in Ellenville, NY for three weeks at the Shadowland Theater from May 28 to June 14.

I don't know where Ellenville is, but a lot of you who read my blog are in New York and its surrounds and you really should go.... I sure wish we could all go! Please get tickets....This play is said to be as thought provoking and marvelous as Death of a Salesman. If you added Orson's talent to a play only nearly that good, and this is that good!, you would have QUITE an evening in store for you. GO!

Trust me, Orson Bean IS "Worth THE PRICE of admission"!! (ouch, I know, I couldn't resist)

Get Orson's book, too...

Monday, April 27, 2009

"Godless Europe...?" By Mr. Z

Religion on the Line

How the Left destroys the very foundation of our countries

When I grew up in Germany, one of the compulsory subjects throughout my life as a pupil was religion, up to the baccalaureate at 2 hours per week, split into Catholics and Lutherans. We learned not only about specific religious values, but also about the history of our and other religions and the impact religion had on countries, including moral values and ethical behavior.

That has basically not changed in German schools. Until three years ago, that is, when the Senate of the German State of Berlin with its red-red government (Socialists and Die Linke – the remnants of the Eastern German Communist Party) decided that religion as a compulsory subject didn’t fit Berlin's multi-culti society any more and replaced it by a compulsory Ethics class, leaving the possibility for pupils to take a voluntary class in religion (which meant that practically nobody would take it because of an already demanding and tight schedule of work).

The German conservative and centrist parties, CDU and FDP, got enough signatures to stage a public referendum. They were supported by many prominent politicians (such as Angela Merkel) and other prominent public figures who wanted to keep religion in the schools. Financing the other side were the socialists, communists, unions and the like, spearheaded by the socialist homosexual Mayor of Berlin, Wowereit who, as the head of the red-red government, made it very difficult for the „Pro Reli“ coalition to succeed. The Senate used taxpayer money to counter this attempt to reintroduce religion as a subject (a court ultimately disallowed that), and set the date in a way which made it unlikely that the referendum would succeed (instead of setting it at the same date as the upcoming elections for the European Parliament which would get many more voters out, of course). So, the referendum failed on two accounts: (1) Pro Religion reached only 48.5% of the votes, and (2) because of low participation, they fell substantially short of the second requirement – 25% of all eligible voters.

But it is worth looking at another angle of the results: In the Western districts of Berlin, the participation was 41% and the approval rate for Pro Reli was 60%. In the Eastern parts of Berlin, the participation was only a little more than 20%, and the disapproval rate of Pro Reli was 77%.

Here is what that means: While the Western part upheld conventional values, the Eastern part refused those overwhelmingly. The difference is the fact that these people have been indoctrinated by 40+ years of the Communists. These are the same people who, according to recent polls, still believe that the GDR (East Germany) was not so bad after all, and still vote for the Communists. As a consequence, it can be said that the Christian heritage of Germany and the corresponding moral values had been more or less completely wiped out there by the Communist regime of East Germany.

This referendum showed exactly what to expect in the future: The socialists and communists are giving up any notion of a privileged situation of a country because of the benefits of its Christian heritage (or Judeo-Christian heritage as it's rightfully called here in the U.S.). Everything is watered down, leaving a lowest denominator situation so that nobody „is hurt“. It also shows how long it takes to negate the effect of communist indoctrination.

Look at Berlin to know what is going to happen to other countries where the Left is so busy at Mr Z

Are we hearing OUR people sing?


Beautiful pictures to start your week....and some good advice!

A German farm....growing RAPS ("rahps"), "rapeseed" in America.....3.5 million acres grow in Germany, it's so gorgeous to drive through it!
No, these are NOT Mercedes logos! They're high tech windmills!
Enjoy!...and, to feel even better after seeing these beautiful pictures, make sure you read WVDOTTR's account'll be happy you did!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Have your faith in this country renewed.....take a look


I had no idea what to expect today walking into the naturalization ceremony for people who had made the final step in becoming citizens of the United States.
My thoughts were, ok, we are in the DAR , and this is part of our mission, helping people understand patriotism and citizenship of this great country.
Our chapter had prepared 37 little grab bags for these new citizens. Inside were little flags, copies of the preamble to the constitution, bill of rights, and other patriotic literature.
There were 37 applicants seated in the courtroom. This was where the ceremony took place, a courtroom.
We, myself and other members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, were seated in the jury's box.
Also seated were members from the Rotary Club.
Presenting the colors, was the local honor guard from the ROTC program from a local high school.
The ROTC had also prepared certificates for these new citizens.
Our judge presiding, finally arrived, and she brought in another judge to assist.
The ROTC came in, bearing our flag and the state flag, we all saluted the flag as it passed, until it was posted, as is proper protocol.

A lady seated in the front row of the applicants for naturalization began to softly cry tears of joy. Eventually, she was handed a tissue.The families of the applicants were in attendance.
The judge recognized our DAR chapter and we all had to stand as they called out our names.'
People looked at us in awe, realizing , I suppose, that there was living history from early America right in their midst.

As each applicant's name was called , their nation of origin was mentioned, and we all clapped as each new American had his or her name read out.
These new citizens beamed. The judge also mentioned who was the oldest applicant and the youngest.
A singer, who was also the county clerk sang the National Anthem, and later she sang, God Bless the USA.
A prayer was said by a local minister and all paid respect for the moment.
There was a local , prominent surgeon, who was of Indian descent , who gave a speech about what this country made of people, how ordinary people could become extraordinary in America.

Eventually the ceremony ended, it was not that long.
The judges invited anyone who wanted to come forward and walk about in the courtroom. She said this was one time she was allowing cameras in the courtroom.
Our chapter regent, wanted to get a snapshot of us standing under the great seal...but the next thing we knew, we had new American Citizens wanting to have their pictures taken with us.
I was so honored and humbled and proud.
The husband of one new citizen, his wife had come from El Salvador, asked us about our grandfathers , did they really fight for freedom with George Washington and the patriots.
Well, we could all honestly say yes, yes he did.
It awed him, this man. He and his wife had traveled from their location in the state to get to this town from a distance of about 200 miles. Yes, it means something.
The roll call of countries represented really surprised me:
Germany, England, Canada, Belgium, Indonesia, Lithuania, Hungary, Kosovo, Ethiopia, Jamaica, Kenya, Viet Nam, China, Korea, Iran, India, Pakistan, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Peru, and Mexico.

I thought to myself of an unusual Mr or Miss Universe pageant.
A really neat thing we did was we and these new Americans got to say the pledge of allegiance to the flag, together.
We, descendents, repeated the pledge with new, future patriots.

Later , some of my fellow DAR ladies who'd just got hugs from some of these new citizens, they were just so overcome with emotion.

Want to get your faith renewed about this country? Go to one of these ceremonies.
You won't be sorry.

THANK YOU to our terrific commenter here, WVDOTTR, for giving us a very personal look at a citizenship ceremony in West Virginia on Friday. God bless America and those new citizens!

Sunday Faith Blog.....

He was just a little boy on a week's first day wandering home from Bible school and dawdling on the way. He scuffed his shoes into the grass and found a caterpillar. He found a fluffy milkweed pod and blew out all the 'filler'. A bird's nest in a tree overhead so wisely placed up so high was just another wonder that caught his eager eye. A neighbor watched his zigzag course and hailed him from the lawn and asked him where he'd been that day and what was going on.

"I've been to Bible School," he said and turned a piece of sod. He picked up a wiggly worm and said "I've learned a lot about God."

"What a very fine way for a boy to spend his time,"the neighbor said. "If you'll tell me where God is, I'll give you a brand new dime!"

Quick as a flash, the answer came! No sound about him sounded faint...

"I'll give you a dollar, Mister, if you can tell me where God ain't."

"I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me." Proverbs 8:17

Have a wonderful Sunday! from Mr and Mrs Z


Saturday, April 25, 2009

This piece is harsh, but don't mess with the navy!

Arrogant Americans, Mr. President?

By Peter Heck - 4/14/2009

As I was sitting in church waiting for the start of the service, my grandpa came walking towards me pointing his finger. No matter how old I get, and no matter how long he has been out of the U.S. Navy, that is still an intimidating sight.

As he approached me, his voice quivered as he said, "We saved that continent dare my president apologize for this country's arrogance."

My grandpa is right. Americans need not apologize to the world for their arrogance; rather, Americans should apologize to their forefathers for the arrogance of their president.

Barack Obama in his first foreign trip as President of the United States has confirmed the naivete so many of us feared during the election cycle. But worse than that, it has also demonstrated that our president suffers from either a complete misunderstanding of our heritage and history, or an utter contempt for it. Neither is excusable.

Garnering cheers from the French of all people, President Obama declared,
"In America, there is a failure to appreciate Europes leading role in the world. Instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common challenges, there have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive."
Consider that Obama spoke these words just 500 miles from the beaches of Normandy, where the sand is still stained with 65-year-old blood..... of arrogant Americans.

Indeed, columnist Mark Whittington observes, "Someone should remind Mr. Obama and the Europeans how America has... shown arrogance... by saving Europe from itself innumerable times in the 20th Century. World War I, World War II, the Cold War, and the wars in the Balkans were largely resolved by American blood, treasure, and leadership."

But all that appears lost on the president-- with his seemingly insatiable quest to mend fences he imagines have been tarnished by the bullish ---George W. Bush.

If Obama wishes to continue trampling the presidential tradition of showing class to former office holders-- and publicly trash Bush for his own personal gain, so be it.

But all Americans should make clear that no man-- even if he is the president-- will tarnish the legacy of those Americans who have gone before us. Ours is not a history of arrogance. It is a history of courage, self-sacrifice, and honor.

When abusive monarchs repressed the masses, Americans resisted and overthrew them.

When misguided policies led to the unjust oppression of fellow citizens, Americans rebelled and overturned them.

When millions of impoverished and destitute wretches sought a new beginning, Americans threw open the door and welcomed them.

When imperial dictators were on the march, Americans surrendered their lives to stop them.

When communist thugs threatened world peace, Americans bled to defeat them.

When an entire continent was overwhelmed with famine and hunger, Americans gave of themselves to sustain it.

When terrorist madmen killed the innocent and subjugated millions, Americans led the fight to topple them.
This is the legacy that generations of Americans have left. If President Obama seeks stronger relations with the world community, perhaps he should begin by reminding them of these very truths, rather than condemning his own countrymen on foreign shores.

This -- obsessive need to put down his own country,--has caused blogger James Lewis to call President Obama-- a stunningly ignorant man -- who has evidently never spoken to a concentration camp survivor, a Cuban refugee, a boat person from Vietnam, a Soviet dissident, or a survivor of the Mao purges.
Unfortunately, I can no longer bring myself to give Mr. Obama that benefit of the doubt. Not after looking at the pain in my eyes of my grandpa ...a man who still carries shrapnel in his body from his service to this country.

As a student and teacher of history, I recognize that America has made mistakes...plenty of them, in fact. But one of the great things about our people has been their courage and humility in admitting and correcting those mistakes.

God willing, they will prove that willingness again in four years and correct the mistake that is the presidency of Barack Obama.

Someone needs to hear this....I don't know who...but you do

And the day came when the risk to remain closed in a bud became more painful than the risk it took to blossom


Friday, April 24, 2009

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

1.5 million Armenians died.
Please never forget.

Sayonara...........Adios, Amigo?

Do you think paying immigrants to GO HOME could work here? The Japanese are offering cash to leave and the immigrant can never return, nor can their children.

There are interesting points to this policy you'll want to read before jumping to conclusions. It seems that the people are more upset about the fact that they can't return than they are about leaving. But, "Spain, with a unemployment rate of 15.5 percent, has adopted a similar program, but immigrants are allowed to reclaim their residency and work visas after three years." All sorts of ways to go here.......? (of course, the way illustrated in the cartoon is the best...!)

Check this out: Analysis of the latest Census data indicates that California's illegal immigrant population is costing the state's taxpayers more than $10.5 billion per year for education, medical care and incarceration. Even if the estimated tax contributions of illegal immigrant workers are subtracted, net outlays still amount to nearly $9 billion per year. The annual fiscal burden from those three areas of state expenditures amounts to about $1,183 per household headed by a native-born resident.

More from the Japan article: "But Mr. Kawasaki said the economic slump was a good opportunity to overhaul Japan’s immigration policy as a whole."

Maybe we need to rethink ours, too. Just wondered what you all thought...........


Zack's cartoons..........check these out!

Aren't these TERRIFIC? I wanted you to have a taste of what blogger Zack Rawsthorne does! His Home Page is HERE and you'll not be disappointed...Diversity Lane..You'll like it! Give him a visit!


Thursday, April 23, 2009

This would be SOME SHOW!

Due to the popularity of the "Survivor" shows, Texas is planning to do one entitled, "Survivor, Texas-Style."

The contestants will all start in Dallas , then drive to Waco , Austin , San Antonio , over to Houston , then down to Brownsville . They will then proceed up to Del Rio , El Paso , Midland , Odessa , Lubbock , and Amarillo . From there they will go on to Abilene , Fort Worth , and, finally, back to Dallas .

Each will be driving a pink Volvo with bumper stickers that read: "I'm Gay," "I Love the Dixie Chicks," "Boycott Beef," "I Voted for Obama," "George Strait Sucks," "Hillary in 2012," and "I'm here to confiscate your guns."

The first one to make it back to Dallas alive, wins.

(got it from a friend...Thanks, Ellen)

It's Spring in Germany...Time for a Beer Garden evening!

There are very few more relaxing evenings than sitting in a 'biergarten' in Munich....(delicious) beers, roasted chicken, cheese with paprika and onions in it served with fat pretzels which are salted and crispy on the outside and soft and wonderful on the inside......... anyone been? You'd love it!


Enough said.......

in case you looked too quickly, that's no halo over Obama's head!


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

England follows Germany on scrapping old cars...$$$

Looks like the information written about by Mr. Z in his recent article for this blog was noticed and is being implemented in Great Britain.

Update information: "In March, German auto sales soared 40 percent from the same month a year earlier to 401,000 vehicles. In February, the first full month the plan was effective, German new car sales jumped 21.5 percent, while falling elsewhere in the 16-nation eurozone."

Here's the article about England's new plans........just seems wise to me to, IF you feel you MUST "stimulate", then stimulate by pinpointing major problem areas. It was a good target for Germany because the auto industry is a major industry in Germany. Put money where everyone benefits; buyers, factories, workers at those factories, suppliers to those factories, stock holders, neighborhoods where those factories are, etc., etc., etc., ...... instead of spending $2 million on analyzing the stink in pig sties in Iowa? Just a thought.



A pub in Ireland, still open since 1845. I'm thinking that HOOKER had quite a different meaning in Ireland in 1845, huh? Or, maybe.................not! Well, I DON'T KNOW!?

JFK.......and TAX CUTS

Hear how JFK felt about cutting taxes in a recession.......and why.
It's worth a listen.........He had hopes of 'spurring on the economy' in 1962.
The best kind of STIMULUS PACKAGE.

Democrats do it again................and you won't BELIEVE what I heard on Chris Mathews today...

Why is it the Left demonizes the Right for our transgressions, greediness, etc........but THIS HAPPENS... and nobody cares? Also, when things like the fact that, apparently, Democrat politicians don't pay their taxes (only when they HAVE to, apparently,and it can't be JUST those who are asked to join Cabinet positions, CAN IT?)....who really complained? These people were confirmed!! TAX EVADERS. Over and over again. NOBODY CARES!

Oh, except that rightwing rag, The Washington Times. Wait for it: it'll be THEIR FAULT, because they lean to the Right. And if FOX covers this, it'll be a big rightwing conspiracy about Feinstein, right? Well, it COULD be a total coincidence that SO MANY Democrats hadn't paid their taxes, and the information in the Feinstein piece linked above COULD be all a big coincidence, too........................RIGHT? heh

And Feinstein continues to be respected by a bunch of colleagues in the Senate. But, then, there are people who still respect all those Democrat tax cheats, too. And, of course, WE are people who see tax evaders become Secretary of Treasury and barely flinch.............

Then GET THIS.........

ON CHRIS MATTHEWS Tuesday afternoon: 2 Democrats and Matthews (ZERO conservatives on the 'panel', they're always VERY 'balanced' there, right?!!!) were very upset that "THE REPUBLICANS AREN'T LETTING THIS PRESIDENT SPEAK FOR ALL OF AMERICA OVERSEAS. THEY SHOULD REALIZE IT SENDS A BAD MESSAGE AND THEY NEED NOT TO CRITICIZE OBAMA WHEN HE'S TAKING ACTIONS AND SPEAKING ABOUT THEM TO THE WORLD. HE SHOULD SPEAK FOR ALL OF US WITH NO CRITICISM." Wait. Did they do that for.....................................BUSH?



Tuesday, April 21, 2009

We misunderstood...........

"Wait a minute now, I didn't authorize ATTACKS on the Pirates, I authorized A TAX on the pirates"


Mr. Z's written for our friend Mustang

Please check out the's another terrific one. Real economic straight talk!

Thanks, Mustang...Mr. Z's proud to be on loan at such a prestigious blog!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Yahoo says Miss California "fumbled" the question about gay marriage....(see update at the bottom)

FAR BE IT FOR ME TO ADVERTISE LARRY KING'S SHOW, but he is having Perez Hilton (the homosexual judge) and Dennis Prager (the brilliant conservative thinker/radio show host) on his show TONIGHT to DISCUSS THIS ISSUE....It should be excellent.

Miss California (believe it or not) is for marriage between a man and woman. Why is having a different opinion "fumbling"? Yahoo also called it 'awkward'. Well, at least she didn't mention world peace! Imagine how uncomfortable it is to stand up for your beliefs about gay marriage in public, spur of the moment, answering a gay man? Sad, but true. She was really thrown a curve ball, but "Fumbled"? The implication is she wasn't BRIGHT or IT WASN'T OUR TYPE OF ANSWER? See the judge's FACE?

"Here is Perez Hilton, the judge's, response: "He went on to describe Prejean as having 'half a brain' and said he would have stormed onto the stage and ripped off her tiara if she had won." I like the big, liberal open mind, don't you?

There was speculation that the reply had cost her the Miss USA crown, as she was named runner-up with Miss North Carolina, Kristen Dalton, winning the title."

More from this article..."But in saying marriage should be between a man and a woman, it was a reply that may have cost her the Miss USA crown and led to her being called a 'dumb bitch'."

The sad thing is that we have to face the fact that this isn't a country that welcomes or even respects a conservative, traditional point of view anymore. Miss North Carolina, the winner (it had come down to those two, and congratulations to N. Carolina), said she thought American taxpayers should not have to pay for bailouts... The judges must have been really stumped. "NOW what do we do? Nobody said we had to pick between two conservative answers!!"

Liberal Torture. I like it.

UPDATE: "The way miss California answered her question lost her the crown, without a doubt!" Perez told Access Hollywood after the pageant. "Never before that I'm aware of has a contestant been booed at Miss USA." Z: here's the big problem: the audience clapped and cheered when she answered. You can hear it. Oops.


That's not true and those aren't tea bags.............don't miss the photo at the bottom

Isn't ANYBODY seeing that picture below and what it SAYS in no words? Please look!! Then read Constantin's great piece!!!

The other day, we saw an article from Germany which was on a par with Keith Olbermann or CNN's Susan Roesgen's "coverage". In fact, Mr. Z says it was probably, originally, a far-left piece in English by an American for THE NATION or something and that some clever German lefty translated it and sold it to his paper as "his". To give you a 'hint' as to what it included, click
HERE for the accompanying photos. (see anything like these at YOUR Tea Party? I didn't think so). So, Heidianne showed it to a student who's staying with her and he, who she'd taken to her Tea Party, had this to say. I think it's worth noting that these are HIS reflections, not Heidianne's:

Oh, my God! This article is simply stupid! With this article, they only wanted to say that the sole reason why the people were at the Tea parties was that they hate Obama.
In addition, it is said that the people don't know what they want.

But, I'm reasonably sure that each individual knew exactly why he or she was there. Each individual wants only the best for himself, for his children, and for his own country. And, the people have found out that Obama is NOT the best for them.

That is why these Tea parties occurred. What I do not understand is why there are such articles against harmless demonstrations? There was no force in play but placards with requests for changes and loud slogans being chanted. I don't know exactly, but I think, for many previous presidents, there were also demonstrations from the opposition.
Did such articles appear then? I don't think so! Therefore, why do so many people try to protect Obama? In my opinion, these are people who are either dumb or they think he will really change something "in the good sense", or they are people who do not know what he plans or what he has already done in terms of damage.

In addition, the article claims that the participants knew no limits and that they were lunatics and hysterical because they presented Obama as Hitler or as a communist. But, again, when I was at the Tea Party, I did not recognize any hysteria. Maybe the Tea party where I was happened to be the only one in 800 parties without hysterical people, but that is rather improbable.

In addition, it is written in the article that all these demonstrations do not represent a threat to Obama. Excuse me, but 800 demonstrations with thousands of people who demonstrate against Obama can't be a threat?

As said before, this article is simply dumb and not usable as a source of real information.

When I heard, the first time, of the elections and the fact that a Black man was a candidate for the position of the presidency, I thought "A Black man, and a young man at that? That sounds like change - a good one!" But, when I came to the United States a few months ago, my eyes were opened. I don't hate Obama and I also think that, if John McCain would have been elected, there would also have been bad changes in the beginning of his term since it takes years for noticeable improvements; But, what this man plans is simply only dumb. This can be seen best because even leading politicians from other countries such as Germany or France mock him. And, I think that says a lot.


Thanks, Constantin...and Heidianne. And Mr. Z, for translating this into English. I know it's not important to some of my readers to know what Europe's seeing and thinking, but I think it is...and I thought this was important. Too bad Germans aren't seeing Constantin's FIRST HAND 'coverage', huh? Too bad more Americans don't feel this way. Too bad so many feel that, suddenly, dissent must be humiliated and squelched.

By the way................
Inauguration Day, Washington DC ...2009 Just a note: Those aren't TEA BAGS.
thanks to Mustang for the photo.

Good Monday Morning!

I think ol' Z's going soft because I just came off my Sunday Faith Blog and now I'm posting another pretty picture, right? But, I found it so pretty and inspirational that I had to share it with you...

Remember this kind of beauty when things are getting you down, and geeeeeZ, can things get us down these days. We can work to create our own beautiful things around us. And the working is as good as its fruit. I wish you a great week.........

and YES...I'll come out fighting in a few hours with hard hitting politics/ think I'd given UP!? FAT CHANCE! :-)


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sunday Faith Blog

"Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way..."
2 Thessalonians 3:16

Be Peaceful...........picture yourself lying near the river.... Smell the green.........big, deep breaths...feel the soft light........

"..he maketh me to lie down in green pastures, he leadeth me beside the still waters...he restoreth my soul....." Amen

Saturday, April 18, 2009

THIS video is IMPORTANT and hilarious.......

Here's the Link:

it's UTTERLY amazing.
This is THE BEST VIDEO I HAVE SEEN IN AGES....From BIG HOLLYWOOD, Andrew Breitbart's terrific blog (see the right side of his homepage for the Big Hollywood articles.) I got to meet Bill Whittle recently and he's fabulously smart, you'll see!

I PROMISE you, it's WELL worth your time, and we have all seen a lot of videos that didn't deliver. This is IMPORTANT.... Don't stop when you come to the CNN reporter's segment just because you've seen it before; Whittle has a good point that comes from that that's important to see for ALL AMERICANS.

Sadly, the Left won't ever see it, dismissing it as "Rightwing nonsense". Boy, could they learn something. Pass this around to email's fabulous!! If you don't want it, I'm coming to your house and thunking you up side the head. Wait for it. :-)


I could write something about these pictures.......


But........all I could think of was.....Chavez now? Who do you think we'll honor next? And, Michelle Obama got teased for touching the QUEEN?

UPDATE: (read the "Update" linked article, it's quite something) From the article: "Chavez gave Obama a copy of "The Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent," a book by Eduardo Galeano, which chronicles U.S. and European economic and political interference in the region.

When a reporter asked Obama what he thought of the book, the president replied: "I thought it was one of Chavez' books. I was going to give him one of mine." White House advisers said they didn't know if Obama would read it or not."

Also: "While he worked to ease friction between the U.S. and leaders at the Summit of the Americas, Obama cautioned them to resist a temptation to blame all their problems on their behemoth neighbor to the North.

"I have a lot to learn and I very much look forward to listening and figuring out how we can work together more effectively," Obama said."

Finally! TWO things I agree with Obama on.


Friday, April 17, 2009

Let's hire the Mossad...

Check this out, and this, too. Just click on the underlined words. Read them through, not just the first few paragraphs...

(please especially read the last two paragraphs on that second link, do NOT be beguiled by what the media doesn't want you to read so they add it at the end)

So, what does America do? We must be KIND, we must be OPEN and TRANSPARENT (Unless it involves anything the Obama administration does), but, must we be...............NAIVE? MUST we err on the enemy's side? What purpose did the revelation of the information in the second link do for America? Make us appear kind? liberal our enemies?

What CAN we do to get vital information for OUR safety? What do we do if the CIA is held in contempt of court? Does anyone REALLY believe that, if WE're nice, our enemies will be nice? I mean, REALLY believe it? !! Unless you're in the Obama administration, apparently?

What happened to America, the country that found out ahead of time who'd hurt us and did all we could to prevent it, the country which spied to save ourselves and other countries, the country which, very sadly, had to kill many in Nagasaki and Hiroshima to save far, far more, the country which has been safe to live in until extremist and even moderate Islam moved in so vehemently and demandingly after 9/11? And now we're weakening our protections?

What next? Nukes in Toledo, Ohio, I guess? Well, we couldn't hurt an informant to prevent that from happening. And, now, he knows that, so why would he tell? We can't allow our spy agencies to be nearly as effective as the KGB or Iran or any of the other horrifying regimes which have promised our demise. NOW WHAT? Hire Israel's Mossad? But, we're AMERICA!

have a nice day.


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Walter E Williams is a genius....but, NOW WHAT?

Democracy and Majority Rule

Walter E. Williams

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Democracy and majority rule give an aura of legitimacy to acts that would otherwise be deemed tyranny. Think about it. How many decisions in our day-to-day lives would we like to be made through majority rule or the democratic process? How about the decision whether you should watch a football game on television or "Law and Order"? What about whether you drive a Chevrolet or a Ford, or whether your Easter dinner is turkey or ham? Were such decisions made in the political arena, most of us would deem it tyranny. Why isn't it also tyranny for the democratic process to mandate what type of light bulbs we use, how many gallons of water to flush toilets or whether money should be taken out of our paycheck for retirement?
The founders of our nation held a deep abhorrence for democracy and majority rule. In Federalist Paper No. 10, James Madison wrote, "Measures are too often decided, not according to the rules of justice and the rights of the minor party, but by the superior force of an interested and overbearing majority." John Adams predicted, "Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There was never a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." Our founders intended for us to have a republican form of limited government where the protection of individual God-given rights was the primary job of government.
Alert to the dangers of majoritarian tyranny, the Constitution's framers inserted several anti-majority rules. One such rule is that election of the president is not decided by a majority vote but instead by the Electoral College. Nine states have over 50 percent of the U.S. population. If a simple majority were the rule, conceivably these nine states could determine the presidency. Fortunately, they can't because they have only 225 Electoral College votes when 270 of the 538 total are needed. Were it not for the Electoral College, that some politicians say is antiquated and would like to do away with, presidential candidates could safely ignore the less populous states.
Part of the reason our founders created two houses of Congress was to have another obstacle to majority rule. Fifty-one senators can block the designs of 435 representatives and 49 senators. The Constitution gives the president a veto to weaken the power of 535 members of both houses of Congress. It takes two-thirds of both houses of Congress to override a presidential veto.
To change the constitution requires not a majority but a two-thirds vote of both Houses to propose an amendment, and to be enacted requires ratification by three-fourths of state legislatures. The Constitution's Article V empowers two-thirds of state legislatures to call for a constitutional convention to propose amendments that become law when ratified by three-fourths of state legislatures. I used to be for this option as a means of enacting a spending limitation amendment to the Constitution but have since reconsidered. Unlike the 1787 convention attended by men of high stature such as James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and John Adams, today's attendees would be moral midgets: the likes of Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Olympia Snowe and Nancy Pelosi.
In addition to an abhorrence of democracy, and the recognition that government posed the gravest threat to liberty, our founders harbored a deep distrust and suspicion of Congress. This suspicion and distrust is exemplified by the phraseology used throughout the Constitution, particularly our Bill of Rights, containing phrases such as Congress shall not: abridge, infringe, deny, disparage or violate. Today's Americans think Congress has the constitutional authority to do anything upon which they can get a majority vote. We think whether a particular measure is a good idea or bad idea should determine passage as opposed to whether that measure lies within the enumerated powers granted Congress by the Constitution. Unfortunately, for the future of our nation, Congress has successfully exploited American constitutional ignorance or contempt.

Copyright © 2009 Salem Web Network. All Rights Reserved.

Z: Did you know Walter Williams is a cousin of Dr J, the great JULIUS ERVING!?


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A tale of a young sailor......something to lift you up

From fellow blogger, fellow America supporter, and dear friend, Heidianne...I got this email last night:

thank you to all of your for your prayers for my son, jesse. he received his final waiver from the u.s. navy on friday and today he received his date for re-joining the navy.

he will be leaving on 22 december 2009 – unless they can get an earlier date which the recruiter is working on - he will have to complete the final 11 days of basic training that he missed when he was separated for his collar bone injury. yea!!!!(z: it says "rejoining" due to an injury...he'd done all but 11 days of basic training and then things got goofed up!)

I wrote Heidianne back:

You tell him even ol' Z, who doesn't know him, is SO PROUD OF HIM.

God bless your boy.xx

To which this wonderful boy responded:

Please tell her I said Thank You and that it is an honor to be able to serve her and all who support us in This Country.

Love you, Mom.

To which I say "Thank you, Jesse, for your incredible attitude and love for America...and thank you, Heidianne, for having grown up such an amazing son!"

We need more like Jesse. I'm betting some of you know fine young men like Jesse....I'd love to hear about them. I know we all would.

Thanks, Heidianne and Jesse, for allowing me to brag on him and you AND for being who you are.


I found America!

America's always at the ballpark, right!? Whew!, I was wondering where she'd gone. Somehow, this works with the wonderful Defiant Infidel blog, too...........please read it, you won't be sorry! (This is Nationals Park, Washington DC, by the way....a photo from my friend Rich Galen's column!) z

"walking the dog....just a walking the dog........"

This song come to your mind, too?

yes, sorry, but I couldn't resist having a little fun here!

But, I'll tell you what; that older daughter of his is one pretty little girl.

It's TAX DAY..some humor to relieve the sting.......and Tea Party Information....




from a friend:

Subject: TEA PARTY CAUTION DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING - FROM ANYONE - AT ANY TEA PARTY- ANYWHERE IN THE USA ---- NO EXCEPTIONS! I received the following: "Nearly 1,000 Tea Parties are planned for 4/15/09 and are being organized by conservative grassroots across the nation. Hope you can attend! I was notified by an activist to be cautious about signing any petitions at these events so be careful. Federally-funded ACORN operators will be at all Tea Parties to get signatures, which they will give to Obama, stating that the signatures are in support of his policies." NO MATTER WHAT, DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING! IF YOU HAVE FRIENDS WHO PLAN TO ATTEND, WHO DO NOT HAVE EMAIL, GET ON THE PHONE TO WARN THEM. TRY TO CALL OR EMAIL RADIO TALK SHOWS AND LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG.

Z: Huffington Post writers will also be staged throughout many of the parties and they will probably focus on ACORN infiltrators who could be carrying signs which say things they want people to think real Tea Party attendees have written. Be very careful and ask people to leave if there are offensive words anywhere which do not represent the spirit of the Tea Parties; You'll know them when you see them.

Be strong, be resolute and have fun!


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Homeland Security has YOU pegged

Please read Michelle Malkin's post on the newest Homeland Security Report. For those of you still unconvinced the following is real, check out THIS LINK.

Then, click here and read the actual report (I just fixed this link, it should work now, if you were here before) will notice that those of us who are anti-abortion, believe in small government, believe in the right to own guns, and don't honor illegal immigration, are now considered at the top of the Hit List of Homeland Security! Obviously, none of us are with the Klan and nobody's a mountain man shooting at anything he sees he doesn't like! But, the inference is's EXTREMIST to have the opinions the 'rightwing' has. Please read it carefully. If you're as stunned as I am, please let me know. I got this Monday and was afraid to post it, but I've decided it has to be done. After all, we are all supposed to be able to have our own opinions. And, after all, as anybody who really thinks would notice, this report makes it appear that it's 'extremists' who we need to worry about, but...really, not favoring abortion, believing in small government, belief in owning guns and wishing immigrants would only come here if they are legal all don't seem extremist to me. (I am not talking about the obvious extremists this report handles, I agree with some of that, but the INFERENCE is clear...the feeling is clear; add this to how Mr. Obama and Robert Gibbs single out conservatives in the media for ridicule, how they insulted Joe the Plumber just for asking a question, etc., and I hope this gets you to thinking....). (There is also an awful inclusion of racism accusations among the "rightwing" in this Report due to Mr. Obama's background; be careful not to jump to conclusions... I know NO ONE who wouldn't have preferred Michael Steele to Mr. Obama. With us, it was character, not color. There are NUTS on every side of the political aisle who'd do terrible things from racism, if that's YOU, please leave my blog.)

And, if we are SO WORRIED about EXTREMISTS in America, should we be more nervous about US, or...............THESE PEOPLE? Ya, that's what I thought.

Now..PLEASE read the article at Defiant Infidel's blog...(click on post below) won't exactly cheer you up, but it'll remind you good conservatives of what you DO stand for.........the GOOD things we cherish.


Please check this out: ....about the 'downward spiral' of America

For an EXTRAORDINARY READ, please read THIS at Defiant Infidel's Blog....

Copy it and send it to your non-blogging friends. People need to WAKE UP.

"WE told Castro 'America is still racist'?"

By now, this is 'old news' (especially as fast as news seems to be happening lately....but don't miss the UPDATE I just added at the end), but there should be many things on our minds about the Cuba trip which are not forgotten, so I had to comment:

Seems that the delegation from America to Cuba had a great time! And, it seems they found people to go who liked Castro before they even went there....
It was almost like listening to an old friend,” said Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Il.), adding that he found Castro’s home to be modest and Castro’s wife to be particularly hospitable. “In my household I told Castro he is known as the ultimate survivor,” Rush said.

I'm not sure some of what Obama has planned for Cuba's a totally bad idea, but calling Castro "an ultimate survivor" seems naive after all the bad he's done to his people.

I found this sentence in the article linked above troubling, too: But the lawmakers disputed Castro's later statement that members of the congressional delegation said American society is still racist.

Do you believe an American delegation of politicians would tell Castro we are "still racist"? They 'dispute' the remark from their new "old friend", Castro? I thought this was a very telling part of the article .... So, they deny saying it but their new buddy Castro says they did behind closed doors.

Richardson said Castro knew her name and district. "He looked right into my eyes and he said, 'How can we help? How can we help President Obama?'"

Do you think they told Castro we're 'still racist' and can you imagine Castro asking us how HE can help our president? Do these politicians know their history of Cuba? Does it matter that Cuban exiles pulled for the Bay of Pigs because they didn't want their country to go Communist? I found that every site I researched on the Yahoo and Google search sites on Bay of Pigs blames us......"a permanent symbol of Cuban resistance to American aggression."

And now we're letting Americans send money to their Cuban families, helping Castro and Cuba with an influx of cash, and travel will be more open. Good idea?

Is FIDEL CASTRO A HERO? He's now asking "INSISTING!" for MORE...check it out. You see, we gave him an inch and the mile's his next goal..we've gone to a new point where CASTRO CAN INSIST. Does anyone else see what happens when we give in to someone with a track record like his? He'll be getting much more money in now, and some legitimacy, AND he "insists" on more. (big surprise?)