Youtube video at Townhall.
Praise from Lee Strobel, Phil Robertson,
J.P. Moreland, Sean McDowell and more
Youtube video at Townhall.
Jim Treacher writes at the Daily Caller:
Idicting Rick Perry seemed like a good idea at the time. After all, he’s a Republican who might run for president in 2016!
But now he’s fighting back . . . with Rosemary Lehmberg’s help.
For more on the Rosemary Lehmberg saga, watch this Youtube video titled "Setting the Record Straight."
Cathy Burke writes at Newsmax:
President Ronald Reagan was the first sitting president to attend a D-Day anniversary observance in Normandy, and his emotional remembrance on the 40th anniversary on June 6, 1984, has been described as one of his most memorable speeches.
Joining him, 30 years ago Friday, were surviving members of an Army Rangers team that had scaled cliffs at Pointe du Hoc [Google map] to silence German guns protecting the Normandy beaches.
Here is video of President Reagan's remarks delivered June 6, 1984, and below is a transcript:
We're here to mark that day in history when the Allied armies joined in battle to reclaim this continent to liberty. For 4 long years, much of Europe had been under a terrible shadow. Free nations had fallen, Jews cried out in the camps, millions cried out for liberation. Europe was enslaved, and the world prayed for its rescue.
Here in Normandy the rescue began. Here the Allies stood and fought against tyranny in a giant undertaking unparalleled in human history.
We stand on a lonely, windswept point on the northern shore of France. The air is soft, but 40 years ago at this moment, the air was dense with smoke and the cries of men, and the air was filled with the crack of rifle fire and the roar of cannon.
At dawn, on the morning of the 6th of June, 1944, 225 Rangers jumped off the British landing craft and ran to the bottom of these cliffs. Their mission was one of the most difficult and daring of the invasion: to climb these sheer and desolate cliffs and take out the enemy guns.
The Allies had been told that some of the mightiest of these guns were here and they would be trained on the beaches to stop the Allied advance.
The Rangers looked up and saw the enemy soldiers -- the edge of the cliffs shooting down at them with machine guns and throwing grenades. And the American Rangers began to climb.
They shot rope ladders over the face of these cliffs and began to climb over the face of these cliffs and began to pull themselves up. When one Ranger fell, another would take his place. When one rope was cut, a Ranger would grab another and begin his climb again.
They climbed, shot back, and held their footing. Soon, one by one, the Rangers pulled themselves over the top, and in seizing the firm land at the top of these cliffs, they began to seize back the continent of Europe.
Two hundred and twenty-five came here. After 2 days of fighting, only 90 could still bear arms.
Behind me is a memorial that symbolizes the Ranger daggers that were thrust into the top of these cliffs. And before me are the men who put them there.
These are the boys of Pointe du Hoc. These are the men who took the cliffs. These are the champions who helped free a continent. These are the heroes who helped end a war.
Gentlemen, I look at you, and I think of the words of Stephen Spender's poem. You are men who in your "lives fought for life . . . and left the vivid air signed with your honor."
I think I know what you may be thinking right now -- thinking "we were just part of a bigger effort; everyone was brave that day." Well, everyone was.
Do you remember the story of Bill Millin of the 51st Highlanders?
Forty years ago today, British troops were pinned down near a bridge, waiting desperately for help. Suddenly, they heard the sound of bagpipes, and some thought they were dreaming. Well, they weren't. They looked up and saw Bill Millin with his bagpipes, leading the reinforcements and ignoring the smack of the bullets into the ground around him.
Lord Lovat was with him -- Lord Lovat of Scotland, who calmly announced when he got to the bridge, "Sorry I'm a few minutes late," as if he'd been delayed by a traffic jam, when in truth he'd just come from the bloody fighting on Sword Beach, which he and his men had just taken.
There was the impossible valor of the Poles who threw themselves between the enemy and the rest of Europe as the invasion took hold and the unsurpassed courage of the Canadians who had already seen the horrors of war on this coast.
They knew what awaited them there, but they would not be deterred. And once they hit Juno Beach, they never looked back.
All of these men were part of a rollcall of honor with names that spoke of a pride as bright as the colors they bore: the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Poland's 24th Lancers, the Royal Scots Fusiliers, the Screaming Eagles, the Yeomen of England's armored divisions, the forces of Free France, the Coast Guard's "Matchbox Fleet" and you, the American Rangers.
Forty summers have passed since the battle that you fought here. You were young the day you took these cliffs; some of you were hardly more than boys, with the deepest joys of life before you.
Yet, you risked everything here.
Why? Why did you do it? What impelled you to put aside the instinct for self-preservation and risk your lives to take these cliffs? What inspired all the men of the armies that met here?
We look at you, and somehow we know the answer. It was faith and belief; it was loyalty and love.
The men of Normandy had faith that what they were doing was right, faith that they fought for all humanity, faith that a just God would grant them mercy on this beachhead or on the next.
It was the deep knowledge -- and pray God we have not lost it -- that there is a profound, moral difference between the use of force for liberation and the use of force for conquest. You were here to liberate, not to conquer, and so you and those others did not doubt your cause. And you were right not to doubt.
You all knew that some things are worth dying for. One's country is worth dying for, and democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.
All of you loved liberty. All of you were willing to fight tyranny, and you knew people of your countries were behind you.
The Americans who fought here that morning knew word of the invasion was spreading through the darkness back home. They fought -- or felt in their hearts, though they couldn't know in fact that in Georgia they were filling the churches at 4 a.m., in Kansas they were kneeling on their porches and praying, and in Philadelphia they were ringing the Liberty Bell.
Something else helped the men of D-day: their rockhard belief that Providence would have a great hand in the events that would unfold here; that God was an ally in this great cause.
And, so, the night before the invasion, when Colonel Wolverton asked his parachute troops to kneel with him in prayer he told them: Do not bow your heads, but look up so you can see God and ask His blessing in what we're about to do.
Also that night, General Matthew Ridgway on his cot, listening in the darkenss for the promise God made to Joshua: "I will not fail thee nor forsake thee."
These are the things that impelled them; these are the things that shaped the unity of the Allies.
When the war was over, there were lives to be rebuilt and governments to be returned to the people. There were nations to be reborn. Above all, there was a new peace to be assured.
These were huge and daunting tasks. But the Allies summoned strength from the faith, belief, loyalty, and love of those who fell here. They rebuilt a new Europe together.
There was first a great reconciliation among those who had been enemies, all of whom had suffered so greatly. The United States did its part, creating the Marshall plan to help rebuild our allies and our former enemies. The Marshall plan led to the Atlantic alliance -- a great alliance that serves to this day as our shield for freedom, for prosperity, and for peace.
In spite of our great efforts and successes, not all that followed the end of the war was happy or planned. Some liberated countries were lost. The great sadness of this loss echoes down to our own time in the streets of Warsaw, Prague, and East Berlin.
Soviet troops that came to the center of this continent did not leave when peace came. They're still there, uninvited, unwanted, unyielding, almost 40 years after the war.
Because of this, allied forces still stand on this continent. Today, as 40 years ago, our armies are here for only one purpose -- to protect and defend democracy. The only territories we hold are memorials like this one and graveyards where our heroes rest.
We in America have learned bitter lessons from two World Wars: It is better to be here ready to protect the peace, than to take blind shelter across the sea, rushing to respond only after freedom is lost.
We've learned that isolationism never was and never will be an acceptable response to tyrannical governments with an expansionist intent.
But we try always to be prepared for peace; prepared to deter aggression; prepared to negotiate the reduction of arms; and, yes, prepared to reach out again in the spirit of reconciliation. In truth, there is no reconciliation we would welcome more than a reconciliation with the Soviet Union, so, together, we can lessen the risks of war, now and forever.
It's fitting to remember here the great losses also suffered by the Russian people during World War II: 20 million perished, a terrible price that testifies to all the world the necessity of ending war.
I tell you from my heart that we in the United States do not want war. We want to wipe from the face of the Earth the terrible weapons that man now has in his hands.
And I tell you, we are ready to seize that beachhead. We look for some sign from the Soviet Union that they are willing to move forward, that they share our desire and love for peace, and that they will give up the ways of conquest. There must be a changing there that will allow us to turn our hope into action.
We will pray forever that some day that changing will come. But for now, particularly today, it is good and fitting to renew our commitment to each other, to our freedom, and to the alliance that protects it.
We are bound today by what bound us 40 years ago, the same loyalties, traditions, and beliefs. We're bound by reality.
The strength of America's allies is vital to the United States, and the American security guarantee is essential to the continued freedom of Europe's democracies. We were with you then; we are with you now. Your hopes are our hopes, and your destiny is our destiny.
Here, in this place where the West held together, let us make a vow to our dead. Let us show them by our actions that we understand what they died for.
Let our actions say to them the words for which Matthew Ridgway listened: "I will not fail thee nor forsake thee."
Strengthened by their courage, heartened by their value [valor], and borne by their memory, let us continue to stand for the ideals for which they lived and died.
Thank you very much, and God bless you all.
The video Attacked by "Tolerance" is produced by a group called Tradition, Family, and Property.
"Will CNN and MSNBC run this footage?" ask a TFP spokesman as the video concludes.
"Probably not," he answers. "So please share it with your friends."
Pink Is the New Brown: Mozilla, Homofascism, and the Pink Swastika
Fascism Is Back
Concentration of Power: Hitler, Mao, Obama -- How Decent People Make Terror Possible
The Revolt of Intelligence Against "Marriage Equality"
Matthew Boyle writes at Breitbart:
Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) confirmed on Wednesday evening that he is still unaware of the five-year-old Tea Party movement that has rocked U.S. politics, including the U.S. Senate in which he has served for 36 years. . . .
Cochran’s unawareness of the Tea Party movement comes as he is facing a primary challenger from its ranks, two-term State Sen. Chris McDaniel. McDaniel has the support of Tea Party leaders like former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, radio host Mark Levin, Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, FreedomWorks, Tea Party Express, Club for Growth, and various others.
McDaniel, for his part, ripped Cochran for being out of touch because of his unawareness of the Tea Party movement for five years.
"After 40 years in Washington, it is sad to see Sen. Cochran more familiar with his lobbyist friends than the conservative folks here in Mississippi," Breitbart quotes McDaniel as saying in a statement. "If Sen. Cochran wants to learn about the conservative tea party movement, he should join me at one of my town hall meetings and actually get to know the folks who make our state and Republican Party great."
In this YouTube clip, the senator confirms his lack of knowledge concerning the Tea Party.
Lee Stranahan reports at Breitbart-Texas:
Breitbart Texas has discovered a photo of Michelle Obama with her arm around Jennifer Longoria, the Battleground Texas organizer who was videotaped bragging about taking confidential voter information off of voter Bexar County voter registration forms.
Breitbart Texas broke the scandal by publishing the latest James O'Keefe/Project Veritas undercover video last week [watch video here].
On Fox & Friends this morning, Sarah Palin said:
My hope is that unprovoked attacks like that don't result in people being hesitant to jump in the arena anyway, to get out there and serve the public or start a business or really commit themselves to changing what's in their family, their community, their world, despite the fact that in this world you are going to be hurt and attacks will come your way. I don't, I just hope an attack like that doesn't make people hesitate.
Palin had much more to say. Watch video of the interview here.
"A video shows Americans happily signing a petition to support a 'Nazi-style Orwellian police state'," Paul Joseph Watson writes at Infowars.
"'Citing issues with how the government shutdown has impacted the ability of the police to 'keep the community safe,' [Mark] Dice tells San Diegans that there is a need to 'increase the Orwellian system'," Waston explains. "'Not a problem,' responds one man as he signs the petition."
"'We just want to model it after the Nazi Germany system to keep people safe and secure,' Dice tells another individual," Watson writes.
The video is titled, "I Support an Orwellian Police State in America," and you can view it here.
By the way, you can sign up for Obamacare here. It promises healthcare insurance safety and security for all.
Tony Lee writes at Breitbart:
Cruz insisted that the federal government has never rolled back a massive government program like Obamacare once fully implemented. He also said that the Obama administration wants to get Americans "addicted" to the Obamacare subsidies and "hooked to the sugar." . . .
Cruz then said conservatives then needed to win the argument by asking, "Why is President Obama threatening to shut down the entire federal government to force Obamacare down our threats?"
Rove had been on the "Hannity" show "earlier and said that Republicans should not threaten to defund Obamacare during the next round of budget negotiations because it was a losing strategy," Lee writes.
"I'm pretty sure you lose 100% of the battles that you begin surrendering," Cruz responded.
Here is video of Cruz on "Hannity."
Liz Klimas writes at The Blaze:
Many municipalities set up checkpoints for law enforcement to cut down on drunk driving over the Fourth of July holiday, but one stop in particular is getting national attention.
The now viral video posted to YouTube showing a man getting stopped at a DUI checkpoint in Rutherford County, Tennessee, has more than 2.8 million views as of Monday morning after being posted the night of the event.
The video includes what the driver believes to be a unconstitutional search of his car where an officer is even recorded saying the man is "perfectly innocent and he knows his rights."
"The Tennessean reported Rutherford County Sheriff’s public information officer Lisa Marchesoni saying the incident is being reviewed 'to determine if there are any policy or procedure violations'," according to the Blaze.
Todd Starnes has the story, which begins: "Late last year, a public school teacher in northern Idaho told students to write an essay titled, 'I Believe.' But there was one caveat -- the students were not allowed to write anything about God in their papers."
H/T: Erik Rush
Drew Zahn reports at WND:
At the National Prayer Breakfast, broadcast live on C-SPAN2, Dr. Ben Carson said he didn’t want to "offend" anyone, but his words nonetheless were likely to have made one distinguished guest in attendance -- President Barack Obama -- squirm in his seat.
Carson is director of the pediatric neurosurgery division at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. His inspiring story of growing up the son of an illiterate, single black woman to becoming one of America’s most esteemed doctors has been detailed in the book Gifted Hands and the movie of the same name.
At Thursday’s prayer breakfast, Carson took aim at a number of topics that may have caused the man seated two chairs to his right a bit of indigestion, including class-warfare economics.
Here is Youtube video of Dr. Carson's remarks.
If only we could teach the GOP establishment, not to mention a few voters, what this dog already knows.
Here's the ad on YouTube.
The 2nd Amendment is a mainstream rule of freedom that stands as a bulwark to help protect against the tyranny of organized political and media hatreds, which are on ample display in this video.
Speaking at a banquet in Texas, Democrat Pat Caddell said the U.S. is in a "pre-revolutionary moment" and "on the verge of explosion."
In describing Caddell's remarks, Terri Hall writes:
He perfectly articulated what’s broken in politics today: government no longer operates by the consent of the governed, it’s rigged against the ordinary citizen by lobbyists, special interests, and corruption, and as a Gallup poll announced today, two-thirds of Americans believe Congress cares more about retaining their power, even to the detriment of the country, than they do about serving and preserving the country.
Obama tears up for these fallen children, as he should. As he should.
And yet, where are his tears for even littler children, "the least of these," condemned to die by choice, by command, by desire in hospitals and in Planned Parenthood "clinics," run by devotees who fund his rise to power?
"Pro-choice" Obama rejects the Creator and his knowable rules for life and freedom and then weeps at the brutal world of easy death he helps to create.
Let us make America in our image say the gods of now, the lords of nothingness. Idols destroy those who worship them.
"It is mind-boggling, really, that this sort of snide, negative motivation is what President Obama has saved up for his final appeal," Jennifer Rubin comments at the Washington Post.
“Yesterday, the president said something you may have heard by now that I think surprised a lot of people. Speaking to an audience he said, you know, voting is the best revenge.
He told his supporters, voting for revenge.
Vote for revenge?
Let me tell you what I’d like to tell you: Vote for love of country,” Romney said, and the crowd of more than 1,000 cheered.
“It is time we lead America to a better place.”
Breitbart has the Obama revenge video.
Hat tip: David Limbaugh
A link to this -- hilarious -- montage popped up in my email earlier today, sent by our son Michael.
Video: See more on the "White House Disinformation Campaign on Libya" here.
Maybe Joe Biden will enlighten us tonight. He's from the government. And as everybody knows: People from the government never lie.
Lauren Leamanczyk reports at a local CBS News affiliate:
Two golden retrievers were lost in the woods, and trapped for two weeks before one of the dogs broke free and led others back to his brother.
Don't miss the news video coverage!
Billy Hallowell reports at The Blaze:
The Bishop E.W. Jackson, founder of the Chesapeake, Virginia-based Exodus Faith Ministries, recently released a controversial video calling for African Americans to make a mass exodus from the Democratic Party.
Throughout the clip, Jackson delivers stinging blows to both liberals and the African Americans who continue to support them, while decrying what he sees as a “slavish devotion to the Democrat Party.”
The Exodus Faith Ministries website states that Rev. Jackson "served in the United States Marine Corps, graduated from Harvard Law School and studied at Harvard Divinity School."
To view video of E.W. Jackson's stirring "Message to Black Christians," go here.
Arnold Ahlert writes at Frontpage.com:
Last night, on the eve of the first and perhaps most important debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney, the Daily Caller released the first “October surprise” of the 2012 election in the form of an unedited 2007 video of Obama speaking at Hampton University.
Dubbed by the Drudge Report and the Daily Caller as "Obama's Other Race Speech," the video promised to show the President describing America, in the Daily Caller’s words, “as a racist, zero-sum society, in which the white majority profits by exploiting black America.”
Indeed, the raw footage of Obama exposes odious racial hatred and demagoguery more befitting Rev. Jeremiah Wrigth than a mainstream political candidate.
Moreover, far from conforming to the persona the President has marketed to the public over the last several years, the ideology put forth in the video more closely parallels what we know of Obama’s radical pre-presidential life.
Fox News Sunday Anchor Chris Wallace interviewed Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Robert Caro two days ago. As a self-described student of power, Caro has written extensively on President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
You can also see the book at the 51-second mark, the 2-minute mark, the 2:36 mark, the 2:46 mark, the 3:03 mark, and more. The entire interview runs 3:36.
Where the interview took place is not stated in the video. However, the room may be an office studio set. I don't know of any writer's office that looks as neat as what we see on air during this interview.
I bookmarked the video last night and decided to post on it this morning.
Hat tip to the eagle eye of David Rowe for making this catch.
You may have noticed in the news lately that a dance studio is offering "kiddie pole-dancing classes."
As a counterpoint to this, friend and author Darrow Miller has alerted us to the intriguing creative work of Jeremiah and Mona Enna in Kansas City.
After spending time studying and dancing in Europe, the Ennas moved to Olathe, Kansas, near Kansas City. There they created The Culture House and the affiliate Storling Dance Theater. Their dream was to bring the performing arts and the local community together through “excellence, education and engagement.” The Ennas seek to found their work in the performing arts on an integrated Biblical worldview.
The whole point of an "integrated Biblical worldview" is to recover our humanity in a broken world, in a life of community with God and man.
This too is central to "cultural apologetics" -- that is, to being salt and light in all sectors of society, so that love and truth (His will) is exhibited "on earth, even as it is in heaven."
Someone such as Francis Schaeffer, for example, whose work the Ennas claim as an influence on their creativity, understood the Biblical emphasis that the case for knowable truth from the Creator is meant to be articulated and lived out across the entirety of society.
As such, this verifiable worldview is not [to quote a recent Acton Institute article] "some exercise in supernatural therapy for people bewildered by the adversities of life. Instead, [Schaeffer] drew out the connections between Christianity, social events, art, history, music, government, and the many other endeavors of human beings in the world."
Schaeffer's reality-oriented commitment "led Christians out of their tiny reading room and into an enormous library of human experience and learning."
This approach gives a basis for a genuine and humane renaissance of life and mind and imagination across the whole of human existence, including, and equally including, politics, science, education, entertainment, journalism, art, medicine, the humanities, church-life, and socio-political healing in the public square.
Here is a video that explains the vision of Jeremiah and Mona Enna for the Artist Development Program at the Storling Dance Theater.
The next time we're in Kansas City, we hope to pay a visit to The Culture House and Storling Dance Theater.
(Note: Portions of the preceding comments first appeared on Nancy Pearcey's page in Facebook)
Paul Joseph Watson writes at Infowars.com:
A TSA screener admitted to a woman traveling through Houston Airport that she was prevented from boarding her flight for retaliatory reasons as punishment for a bad attitude rather than any genuine security threat, after the woman refused to allow TSA agents to test her drink for explosives.
In this video, a TSA agent agrees that his decision was "retaliatory" and was not because he honestly thought the woman was a "threat." Kicking her off the flight was not about "making the airways safer."
"The fact that the TSA screener admits the woman is being punished for her attitude confirms the premise that many of the TSA’s security procedures actually have nothing to do with safety and are more a form of obedience training for the general public," Watson writes.
Surprising as it may seem, despite George Stephanopoulos's denial, viewers of this MRC TV video may still think liberal media bias in the formerly mainstream media is alive and well.
Clint Eastwood's speech at the Republican National Convention last night was "more Jimmy Stewart than Harry Callhan," writes Aaron Goldstein at American Spectator.
"I think this makes up for the Super Bowl ad although I never believed for a moment he supported President Obama or that his particpation in the ad was an endorsement of the President," says Goldstein.
"Tonight removed all doubt as to where Josey Wales stands."
Jean McCarthy reports at LifeSiteNews:
Charlotte abortionist Ashutosh Ron Virmani was caught on camera telling pro-lifers to “adopt one of those ugly black babies.”
Day Gardner, president of the National Black Pro-Life Union, responded: "The black community should be outraged because Ashutosh Virmani is a brazen racist and his statement supports what we already know of the billion dollar abortion industry -- black babies are targeted because they are seen as poor, worthless and maybe even 'ugly'."
In the extremist "pro-choice" abortion industry, life is cheap. Especially if you're black.
Kate Hicks writes at Townhall.com:
While [the inspiring] American Sanya Richards-Ross was accepting the gold medal for winning the 400-meter dash, Usain Bolt, the amazingly fast Jamaican man who won the 100-meter dash, was giving an interview.
And instead of continuing to talk over the "Star-Spangled Banner," he turned around, pointed at the flag, and indicated to the reporter that he would like to watch in silence.
Says West: Obama "does not want you to have the self-esteem of getting up and earning, and having that title of American. He'd rather you be his slave."
Jamie Glazov writes at Frontpagemag.com:
In [this video], we see a small number of Christians who gathered holding Christian signs at the 2012 Dearbor, Michigan Arab festival being assaulted by Muslims with bottles, stones, and other objects.
The police do not protect the Christians or take action against the perpetrators; in the end, they reprimand the Christians and instruct them to leave.
Ever since, there has been no coverage of this outrageous event in our media. Nor has CAIR or any other Muslim organization denounced the Muslims who abused the Christians.
"None of the Republican presidential candidates got anything like the response Sarah Palin earned from the CPAC crowd," writes John Hayward at Human Events. "Not even close. I lost count of the standing ovations."
Here is video of Palin's full speech at last week's Conservative Political Action Conference.
David Corn wites at Mother Jones:
It's no secret that Mitt Romney has an albatross around his neck: Romneycare, the Massachusetts health care overhaul he enacted while governor of the Bay State.
The plan, which included a mandate compelling state residents to obtain health insurance, was a model in part for President Barack Obama's health care reform, which is much-despised by conservatives and Republican voters.
This video of the Romney-Kennedy healthcare bill signing, in which Romney introduces "my collaborator and friend Sen. Edward Kennedy," will make defense of Romney as a constitutional "conservative" that much more difficult. And it should.
Hat tip: David Limbaugh
The Emperor formerly known as Obama has no clothes and, apparently, one or more of the following:
A) A new wife
B) A new name for his old wife
C) A very close friend named "Michael" (sex, gender, species, and planetary location unknown)
D) An oratorial gift that includes includes reading but not thinking
E) A brain in Spain that rains mainly on the plains.
For additional alternative explanations of "President Teleprompter and the Dog That Ate the Name of My Wife," available at Netflix, please see Thomas Lifson's comments at American Thinker.
And here is video from C-SPAN, no doubt doctored, cherry-picked, spun, or taken out of context -- whatever floats your propaganda and pragmatic "truth"-needs of the moment.
Because, as everybody knows, Barack Obama is brilliant. And because "That's the way, uhuh, uhuh, I like it."
By the way, is that how you spell "uhuh"?
Final Question: Who Is Pulling This Guy's Strings? Please, take me to your leader.
Here's the video. Having a powerful black man speak outside the liberal Democrat box may be what liberals, secularists, and other formerly mainstream elites most fear about the candidacy of Herman Cain.
Ads such as this help explain why Michele Bachmann is giving the elitist, extremist, and unconstitutional status quo in Washington, D.C., a massive migraine headache.
The Hermanator writes:
"Just to be clear, I'm running for president of the United States of America, and I'm not running for second place."
"In recent years, a horrifying number of kidnappings, rapes and mutilations of Iraqi Christian girls has been perpetrated by Muslim gangs," Frank Kitman writes at Frontpage.com.
Here, with video, is the story of "Sister Hatune of the Syrian-Orthodox monastery in Warburg, Germany. She makes an amazing effort to help and protect the ruthlessly persecuted Christians in Iraq."
Big Questions Remain: This Fox Business video segment indicates that the saga of Obama's birth certificate, and of who is the real Obama behind the birth certificate, on our TV screens, and occupying the White House, may be far from over.
"Let me finish my answers," said Obama.
In an exclusive interview with David Brody of CBN, Donald Trump discusses his faith, the Bible, church-going, and God.
This weekend, every American old enough to defend freedom should read this article in American Thinker (and those linked within) and watch this admittedly salty video presentation (part 1) (part 2) by Ann Barnhardt. Here's her website.
Koran, Free Speech, Up in Flames
What Would Jesus Do With the Koran?
Herman Cain: Won't Appoint Muslims to Cabinet
Nancy Pearcey at Human Events Says Secular "Values" Crippling U.S. Response to Radical Islam
Banning Minarets to Save the West
Warren Panders to Muslim Group
O'Reilly, Letterman, and the Culture War
In this video, a CNN interviewer tries mightily to carry water for her network, while Trump sees a lot of that water spilling out and falling to the ground.
Trump is asking good questions. The formerly mainstream media would rather move on.
Jonathon M. Seidl at The Blaze writes, "Every day, with every soundbite, we seem to be inching closer and closer to an official Herman Cain 2012 presidential run. He's sure talking like a candidate."
Here is an example from this week:
The liberal mainstream media, notice how they have tried to destroy Sarah Palin, notice how the more popular Michele Bachmann gets, the more they try to destroy her? You want to know why they go after those two ladies more viciously? Because they know that Michele Bachmann or Sarah Palin is going to draw a lot of the women vote away from the Democrat party. They are scared to death of that if they were to run and get the nomination. They are doubly scared that a real black man might run against Barack Obama.
Here's video at YouTube.
In an age of civility, Sir Glenn Beck rises to defend Lady Michele Bachmann against the stone-throwing caterwauling of errant Black Knight Chris Matthews of the formerly mainstream media.
I would encourage men and women of honor who see Matthews in the course of this day, and of days to come, to suggest to him, in a friendly aspect, the wisdom of adapting a more noble manner of engagement.
Here is video at TheRightScoop.
Although Quin Hillyer at American Spectator continues "to believe" Sarah Palin "is not yet qualified to be president," his "admiration for her continues to grow."
Her interview with Sean Hannity, just aired, was almost pitch-perfect. It was dignified. It was well-modulated. It was strong. And it was thoughtful. She kept her composure even as Hannity put on the screen some of the vilest, most vicious attacks against her -- the sorts of things that were so bad that if they were said about me they might shake me to my core.
She explained her thought process after hearing about the shooting in Tucson, and explained the timing of her videotaped message, and explained her use of the term "blood libel." She insisted, rightly, that strong and honest -- but respectful -- political debate should not be stifled, and noted that it only seems like the right is asked to stifle its views. She was correct on all counts.
At a townhall event this weekend, Rep. Melissa Bean (D-Ill.) seemed to have everything in order, but then a guy with a video camera showed up.
He was asking questions and everything. Like he thinks he's got some kind of power. Like he thinks he's an illegal alien or something.
This guy even asked whether the Obamacare healthcare mandate "is constitutional."
"You have a good night," the congresswoman explained. As she jumped into her getaway car.
Good thing Ms. Melissa had a thug on hand to make sure the federal government continues to run smoothly.
Meanwhile, the Thug Community must be wondering: Whatawegonnado with all these Tea Party plants?
"Hey, Jimbo Thunderbrain. Where'd you put that race card?"
Hat tip: Beltway Confidential
I Know It's a Longshot, But: If you've heard that there are no black human beings in the Tea Party movement, or that the Tea Party movement is a front for the KKK, Nazi Party, or Aryan Nashun, this news conference held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., may provide a helpful corrective.
I note the August 4 press gathering on the possibility that video of this newsworthy event may not see much air time on the formerly mainstream media. Call it a hunch.
And here's a slide show of the Tea Party Express News conference, featured on the website of the National Press Club.
This video is well-crafted, inspiring, and strong in its appeal to women to stand up and resist the Washington-centric attack upon their "cubs."
But something vital is underemphasized. Only one image in this video gets to the heart of what really is at stake politically in this moment in history. "Mama Grizzlies" offers only brief footage in which we see a woman holding a sign that reads: "Moms Opposed to Mandates! Unconstitutional!"
This neglect is unfortunate. For the Constitution (as written) is at the center of the struggle today and where we must stand politically and culturally for freedom against a voracious regime. Furthermore, if you examine history, you see that the liberating balance between "form and freedom" (as Francis Schaeffer would describe it) expressed in the Constitution is rather uncommon sense.
The mistake of extremists such as Obama and the Democrats, and the mistake of double-minded Republicans, is at the crucial point of turning away from the Founders' liberating Constitutional vision protecting an American republic declared independent on the basis of real and verifiable information about the Creator, humanity, and the origin and basis of unalienable rights. This vision-for-freedom includes our responsibilities as citizens "created equal" to hold elected officials accountable and keep government within its proper sphere so that freedom is not devoured by federal bureaucrats "here to help."
Yes, women should rise up, and are rising up, to protect their cubs. But on what basis are they to be motivated, and what content is true enough, and therefore strong enough, to carry them through the ups and downs of electoral politics, the ebb and flow of emotion, the rise and fall of energy to keep fighting the good fight?
Palin, at times, has provided the more complete solution -- that of common sense Constitutional conservatism -- so that what is "conserved" is not just "tradition," the past, "the way we did it before," and so on.
What especially needs to be "conserved" is the fire of revolution based on who we are in our enduring American identity as citizens of resistance and in our enduring human identity as creatures of resistance, both of which are expressed in the Declaration of Independence and in the U.S. Constitution.
Words matter. Even one word matters. Constitution is one of them. Words can be weapons of truth for freedom or tools of propaganda for manipulation and slavery.
If "mama grizzlies" want to protect their cubs from a devouring out-of-control federal government that will attack again and again, the best defense is to rise up with Constitution in hand. The Constitution, and the vision for which it stands, is death to government tyranny.
Go for the jugular, mama grizzlies. Show the kids how it's done.
Yep. More at the UK Telegraph.
In a preview of his book Conservative Victory—Defeating Obama’s Radical Agenda, due to be released Monday, Sean Hannity said of the policies President Barack Obama has been pursuing: “If you look up the dictionary definition of socialism, this is it.”
Here is the full quote from Hannity:
Obama is a socialist. If you take over banks, if you take over car companies, if you take over financial institutions, the way that he has--now the health care system. If you're going to use every crooked deal that you can come up with to get a bill like that passed--most recently the health care bill--that is by definition, if you look up the dictionary definition of socialism, this is it.
Hannity made his observation during a video interview with Terry Jeffrey, editor in chief of CNSNews.com.
"On the eve of the Obama administration's most aggressive push yet to pass a national health care plan, a 50-year-old audio recording of Ronald Reagan speaking out against 'socialized medicine' has become a huge YouTube sensation," reports Fox News.
"Nearly 1 million viewers have watched the video, in which the late president, speaking before he became California governor, warns that government intervention in the health care system creates a slippery slope." Here's the video.
"Allen West hasn't changed his core message since falling short in a run for Congress last year," reports Art Moore at WorldNetDaily, "but with the political winds now at his back, the retired Army officer's passionately delivered emphasis on constitutional principles of liberty, fiscal responsibility, strong national defense and free-market solutions is attracting an audience well beyond Florida's 22nd district."
Watch: "A video of his rally cry to the party base in preparation for a 2010 run has drawn more than 1.2 million views on YouTube.com," saysMoore at WND.
In this clip from Copenhagen, see Academy Award winner "We're not doing interviews right now" Al Gore score a touchdown for ignorance, hubris, and blind faith.
Or have videoanthropologists discovered a new species? Watch the YouTube video, dated 10/17/08. Hear non-Caucasians utter words such as, "Talk about 'spread the wealth' -- We don't believe in that."
Another question: How long before esteemed Democrats and media support groups declare, "Oh, I think they're Afroturf"?
P.S. -- Come to think of it, it's not as though these folks get much coverage. Maybe then damage control will kick in.
But Trevor Keezer Is Not Backing Down: According to Fox News, Home Depot says wearing the pin violated company policy. In that case, Home Depot needs a policy adjustment. Big time.
Otherwise, milions of Americans who are unashamed of the Creator, unashamed of the facts of our Founding as a nation under God, unashamed of a Pledge of Allegiance that declares, "One Nation Under God," may decide as an act of stewardship to take what's left of their hard-earned paychecks and spend them elsewhere.
This is not about a private religion, subjective values, psychological "faith," or relativistic company policy.
This is about freedom under the fact of a knowable, verifiable, and rational Creator who has endowed human beings, created in His image, with "certain unalienable rights."
That's the mainstream of American exceptionalism.
Home Depot may have just declared itself outside of that mainstream of liberty and freedom. And that, my friends, is an extreme position against who we are as a nation "conceived in liberty" by the Creator of liberty.
Instead of being fired, Trevor Keezer ought to be promoted. He can take the job of the unfortunate person who decided "Under God" is bad for Home Depot.
So what is it, Home Depot? When it comes to affirming who we are as Americans: Are you in, or are you out?
"These news organizations don't have any idea what they're in bed with now," says Glenn Beck.
Tyranny Watch: White House vs. Fox News
"Mainstream" Press and the Treason of the Journalists
What About Obama, Mussolini, and the Unmentionable Herr Hitler?
The Evil Religious Presidents Do
Fascism Is Back
Breitbart TV has this video of community organizers apparently praying to Barack Obama: "Hear Our Cry, Obama . . . Deliver Us, Obama . . ." But is this what they are saying? See update below.
Update -- See the following "Editor's Note" from Breitbart:
We've updated this post with the longer version of the original event. As you'll see in the comments and related links there is a debate over what is actually being said. Does the crowd say, "Hear our cry, Obama" and "Deliver us Obama?" Or are they saying "Oh God?" In the longer version the first two repetitions seem to have a distinct "uh" sound at the end that resonates as "Obama." The later repetitions are a little fuzzier. Did some of the religious leaders present become uneasy? Or was there a mix of what was being said? Read some of the blogger analysis below. What do you think?
"Two black juvenile suspects are in custody after they allegedly beat a white student on a bus heading to Belleville West, police and school officials said," according to the Belleville News-Democrat.
"We don't tolerate it," said Bob Dahm, the principal of Belleville West. Concerned parents can contact Mr. Dahm at this email address: email@example.com (available on the school website).
Hat tip: Drudge Report
How to Have a Race War
As this video indicates, Pastor Stephen Broden appears to get it. Big time.
Here's the website of Fair Park Bible Fellowship Church in Dallas.
If the Obamas have yet to settle on a church to attend, they might look carefully at this one.
We'll pay the gas and airfare.
Better yet, move the White House to Dallas. Get it out of occupied terrority.
"A young Christian runaway in foster care awaits her hearing [today] when Florida authorities will decide whether she will be forced to return to her Muslim parents -- whom she says will kill her for converting to Christianity," reports WorldNetDaily.
She is just 17, and her name is Fathima Rifqa Bary.
"I'm fighting for my life," she says.
Here is Rifqa Bary on YouTube.
In this upbeat video, Molotov Mitchell blasts the government-run public education system for indoctrinating our children. And he offers alternatives.
Says Mitchell: "Public education founder C.F. Potter stated that one hour of Sunday School cannot possibly stem the tide of five days of humanist education."
I do not have it in front of me, but an internet search indicates the following as the full quote from Charles Francis Potter, found in Humanism: A New Religion (1930):
Education is . . . a most powerful ally of Humanism, and every American public school is a school of Humanism.
What can the theistic Sunday Schools, meeting for an hour once a week, and teaching only a fraction of the children, do to stem the tide of a five-day program of humanistic teaching?
"From the beginning," Mitchell concludes, "the goal was never education. It has always been indoctrination."
The video runs 2 minutes, 28 seconds.
So says Barack Obama yesterday at a campaign rally in Virginia. Watch him talk.
So, you've heard it from the Defender of the Constitution himself: Shut up, America, unless you agree with me.
By the way, the title of the video is "AARP Ignores and Walks Out on Members," which fairly well summarizes the way the Obama administration, the Democratic Party, and not a few Republicans over the years have ignored and walked out on the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence.
To paraphrase Ronald Reagan: America isn't leaving them, they're leaving America.
One gentleman in the video puts it like this: "This healthcare bill is not about healthcare. This is about our fundamental constitutional rights. It is a liberty issue."
Another man: "We didn't mean to take over this meeting. We came to ask questions. They left."
Questioning authority is one of the "blessings of liberty." It is entirely consistent with the fact of our having been gifted by our rational Creator with brains, property rights, and spheres of liberty in which to move and express our identity as free beings.
Watch this video and be proud of our elders. I wish my mom and dad were alive on this earth to be part of this. But we're here, and we have a job to do. Let's make our kids proud. It's up to us to pass on the torch of liberty, under God, to the next generation.
". . . Of being planted by insurers," as headlined at American Spectator.
Philip Klein writes:
With opponents of government-run health care speaking out at town hall meetings in growing numbers and with increased ferocity (watch this video of Arlen Specter hearing it from constituents), liberals are attempting to delegitimize citizens exercising their rights by portraying them as part of some ominous conspiracy run by evil corporations.
Here's a video of Durbin's remarks.
Conspiracy, Mr. Senator? How about a concern for Constitutional government?
How about a refusal to bow before the arrogance and tyranny of a well-defended, dysfunctional, and idolatrous federal establishment seeking to impose its anti-Constitutional, anti-Declarational will upon the people and the states, upon families, communities, and individuals?
Get the tar-and-feather brigades ready.
This chilling video from Iran demonstrates something about the price of freedom, something about the high personal cost of standing up to government tyranny.
Our Founders understood something about this. Do we here at home in the U.S.?
Or have secularized Americans and "Christian" presidents such as Barack Hussein Obama forgotten about unalienable rights endowed by the Creator? Those real human rights, of course, violate the "separation of church and state" written into the "living" U.S. Constitution by the likes of the ACLU.
If that rewrite of history and the Constitution stands, then it may be Tehran today, but America tomorrow, for ideas have consequences. And bad ideas can have evil consequences.
If we despise the Founding Vision -- as elites and secularists preach and teach in Washington, Hollywood, Media, and academia -- one wonders on what basis American individuals and families can really hope to maintain their freedom and dignity.
In an stirring speech at the 2009 GOP Senate-House Dinner Monday night, actor Jon Voight takes on the Democrats, Obama, and even Oprah. Will Hollywood ever recover?
But here's the more important question: Will the Republican Party move forward not just on the basis of policy wonkism, and not just on the basis of opposition to Obama, but on the basis of the genius of the Founding Vision and Mission Statement set forth in the Declaration of Independence?
Anything less is doomed to failure.
As the Founders understood, declared, lived, and struggled, only a republic poised in the content of liberty rooted in a living and knowable Creator will have the resources needed to break free of state tyranny, ideological oppression, and false prophets disguised as U.S. presidents.
"We, and we alone," the Oscar-winning actor said, "are the right frame of mind to free this nation from this Obama oppression."
Voight's "analysis of how President Obama got elected will eventually be the accepted truth once sober and dispassionate journalists reenter the mainstream media," says Andrew Breitbart at Big Hollywood.
Click here to see a video of Voight's speech as well as additional comments by Andrew Breitbart.
Molotov Mitchell raps a tribute to mass-murderer of babies for money -- the heroic and liberal-sainted baby-killer Dr. George Tiller.
"Here in Normandy the rescue began. Here the Allies stood and fought against tyranny . . ." In this speech, U.S. President Ronald Reagan marks the 40th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944.
Peter Barry Chowka in American Thinker reviews yesterday's 3-hour appearance of William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn on C-SPAN's "Book TV."
Chowka writes: "Ayers has gained some notoriety for comments he made that appear to defend his bomb making past (gaining for him in some circles the moniker 'unrepentant domestic terrorist') and for his murky but apparently influential association during the 1990s with the then new-on-the-scene, up-and-coming Chicago politician, Barack H. Obama."
Ayers "personifies the moral bankruptcy of the far left," and Dohrn "comes across as decidely rough around the edges and inarticulate."
More from Chowka on Ayers and Dohrn . . .
FoxNation offers a "Recklessness Cloaked in Righteousness" video of Dick Cheney's National Security speech delivered yesterday, May 21, at the American Enterprise Institute.
"Recklessness Cloaked in Righteousness" works well not just as a summary of Mr. Obama's national security policy, but also of his messianic political agenda in general.
"Godlessness Cloaked in Righteousness" may be an even more apt phrase, with the caveat that this thoroughly secular community organizer seems to want to Deify the Federal State.
Additional descriptions suggest themselves: "Idolatry Cloaked in Righteousness," and so on.
Then, branching out, try: "Tyranny Cloaked in Constitutionality." This includes the present, hard, and bloody tyranny of abortion on demand, the implications of which are clear from the recent European past.
For all of the man's Bible-thumping liberalism and isogesis, there's nothing vaguely "Christian" in Obama's approach -- or anything authentically related to the knowable and verifiable Christ of history.
Obama's "Jesus" is an empty, irrational religious symbol with no connection to history or truth or wholeness or human dignity.
But it serves him and his political agenda well as a tool for manipulating mass opinion to cloak an anti-American, anti-Christian, and anti-constitutional program of radical, secular statism.
It's the sort of thing the great Francis Schaeffer called "semantic mysticism."
Here's the text of the former Vice President's speech.
From Warner Todd Huston at RedState:
A new propaganda video created by an extreme environmental activist is making its way into America’s classrooms and The New York Times loves the whole idea. Enviro obsessive Annie Leonard, Greenpeace member and activist, has created a 20 minute video filled with anti-capitalist, anti-American propaganda to encourage kids to eschew “stuff,” calling the presentation “The Story of Stuff.”
"Janeane Garofalo says the tea parties were a gathering of racists," writes Alfonzo Rachel after having spoken at a tea party (video). "Strange, that these racists would welcome a black man to speak at their racist gathering at the state capital."
Here with MSNBC's Keith Olbermann is Ms. Garofalo on YouTube.
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism
How to Have a Race War
"The Devalued Prime Minister of a devalued government."
Here's a transcript:
Prime Minister, I see you’ve already mastered the essential craft of the European politician, namely the ability to say one thing in this chamber and a very different thing to your home electorate. You’ve spoken here about free trade, and amen to that. Who would have guessed, listening to you just now, that you were the author of the phrase "British jobs for British workers" and that you have subsidised, where you have not nationalised outright, swathes of our economy, including the car industry and many of the banks? Perhaps you would have more moral authority in this house if your actions matched your words? Perhaps you would have more legitimacy in the councils of the world if the United Kingdom were not going into this recession in the worst condition of any G20 country?
The truth, Prime Minister, is that you have run out of our money. The country as a whole is now in negative equity. Every British child is born owing around £20,000. Servicing the interest on that debt is going to cost more than educating the child. Now, once again today you try to spread the blame around; you spoke about an international recession, international crisis. Well, it is true that we are all sailing together into the squalls. But not every vessel in the convoy is in the same dilapidated condition. Other ships used the good years to caulk their hulls and clear their rigging; in other words -- to pay off debt. But you used the good years to raise borrowing yet further. As a consequence, under your captaincy, our hull is pressed deep into the water line under the accumulated weight of your debt We are now running a deficit that touches 10% of GDP, an almost unbelievable figure. More than Pakistan, more than Hungary; countries where the IMF have already been called in. Now, it’s not that you’re not apologising; like everyone else I have long accepted that you’re pathologically incapable of accepting responsibility for these things. It’s that you’re carrying on, wilfully worsening our situation, wantonly spending what little we have left. Last year -- in the last twelve months -- a hundred thousand private sector jobs have been lost and yet you created thirty thousand public sector jobs.
Prime Minister, you cannot carry on for ever squeezing the productive bit of the economy in order to fund an unprecedented engorgement of the unproductive bit. You cannot spend your way out of recession or borrow your way out of debt. And when you repeat, in that wooden and perfunctory way, that our situation is better than others, that we’re "well-placed to weather the storm," I have to tell you that you sound like a Brezhnev-era apparatchik giving the party line. You know, and we know, and you know that we know that it’s nonsense! Everyone knows that Britain is worse off than any other country as we go into these hard times. The IMF has said so; the European Commission has said so; the markets have said so -- which is why our currency has devalued by thirty percent. And soon the voters too will get their chance to say so. They can see what the markets have already seen: that you are the devalued Prime Minister of a devalued government.
Rep. Michele Bachmann: "The American people . . . are wondering if their government is making an historic shift jettisoning the free-market capitalism in favor of centralized government economic planning. I wonder Mr. Secretary if you would comment on that. . . ."
"What provision in the Constitution would give authority. . . . ?"
Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts chairs the House Financial Services Committee.