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Friday, July 31, 2009

6-Year-Old Exhibits Paintings

By Rick Pearcey • July 31, 2009, 08:38 AM

"He may only be six years old, but Keiron Williamson is already exhibiting his watercolour paintings at a professional gallery near his home," reports the Telegraph.

Major New Van Gogh Show
Controversy Over Michelangelo Sculpture
Michelangelo, Schaeffer, and the Kingdom of Washington

Sarah Palin "Has the Upper Hand"

By Rick Pearcey • July 31, 2009, 08:01 AM

Stuart Williamson at American Thinker explains why "Democrats -- and Repubicans too -- may find the next stage of Sarah Palin's public career uncomfortable."

How so? "True to form, Sarah Palin, her Governorship behind her, clearly and forthrightly declared her intent: to take up arms against the forces dedicated to tearing down our Constitution, destroying our principles of government, disparaging our history of defense of democracy and free enterprise, weakening our military, and saddling generations to come with oppressive debt and entitlement programs. She did so in the same inspirational, forceful manner that won her immediate and enthusiastic acclaim when she joined John McCain on the Republican ticket in '08."

Read the entire article here.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Banana-Eating Jungle Monkeys

By Rick Pearcey • July 30, 2009, 11:18 AM

A policeman can be fired for calling a black man a "banana-eating jungle monkey."

But a scientist can be fired for not calling Man a "banana-eating jungle monkey."

The former penalizes people for their racism; the latter penalizes people for their lack of evolutionism. 

A bit odd, don't you think?

After all, if the evolutionary picture is the whole show, is not Mankind per se a "banana-eating jungle monkey"? Or at least a close cousin?

Racism is evil.

But we learn that from our true Creator. Not from nature.

Not from an impersonal, indifferent cosmos.

And not from the monkeys, from the bananas, from the jungle, or from those who believe in them. 

Surely, you understand the difference.

Our Founders did: "Endowed by our Creator . . ."

It takes a Creator to start a country. Well, at least a country worth living in.

Joseph Farah Calls Out Bill O'Reilly

By Rick Pearcey • July 30, 2009, 09:51 AM

Farah writes in his column at WorldNetDaily:

I have a challenge to my old buddy Bill O'Reilly -- put up or shut up!

You told your viewers this week that challenges to Barack Obama's constitutional eligibility are "bogus."

You claimed you and your news organization examined Obama's birth certificate last year and found it to be in order.

Can I ask a question, Bill? Why don't you simply reveal to your viewers exactly what you saw and what you found?

Fox News Channel's slogan is, "We report, you decide." Why don't you try actually reporting the story, rather than deciding for us?

Read the entire column "A Challenge to Bill O'Reilly," by Joseph Farah.

Give Trees Legal Standing in Court?

By Rick Pearcey • July 30, 2009, 08:43 AM

As endorsed by Obama's "top science adviser" John P. Holdren. CNSNews.com has the story.

And while we're at it, don't forget the kids. Especially after they've developed sufficiently to qualify as "human beings."

Video Shows ACORN Founder Plotting America's Downfall

By Rick Pearcey • July 30, 2009, 07:53 AM

"On his TV show today, Glenn Beck spotlighted a fascinating interview that ACORNcracked.com editor Kyle Olson conducted with disgraced ACORN founder Wade Rathke," writes Matthew Vadum at American Spectator.

"Rathke is a pioneer of the so-called welfare rights movement that aims to get Americans on welfare," Vadum explains.

"He devotes an entire chapter of his book to what he calls 'The "Maximum Eligible Participation" Solution.'

"It is a strategy for orchestrated crisis that savvy leftist groups across America are likely to embrace."

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

NYC Sending Homeless to Georgia, SC

By Rick Pearcey • July 29, 2009, 02:27 PM

"New York City is buying one-way plane tickets for homeless families to leave the city, and dozens of the families have landed in Georgia and South Carolina," reports the Augusta Chronicle.

"It's part of a Bloomberg administration program to keep the homeless out of the expensive shelter system, which costs $36,000 a year per family. More than 550 families have left the city since 2007. All it takes is for a relative to agree to take them in."

Farah vs. Coulter: The "Non-Issue" Everyone Is Talking About

By Rick Pearcey • July 29, 2009, 10:54 AM

That non-issue, writes Joseph Farah at WorldNetDaily, is whether Barack Obama "has established his constitutional eligibility for office."

Among those who think the eligibility question is a non-issue is my former colleague at Human Events Ann Coulter, who recently compared "Obama birthers" to Klanners.

WorldNetDaily has been on top of this story for some months, so it's no surprise that Coulter's comments have elicted a response from CEO and editor Farah. He writes: 

I like Ann Coulter. I consider her a good friend. But when she starts hurling labels like "crank" toward me and my news agency -- the only one, by the way, that has thoughtfully, meticulously and thoroughly investigated this matter for 11 months -- I take offense.

I expect what I get from the others. When the facts finally come out -- and they will -- I doubt I will get an apology from any of them except Coulter.

But clearly, this is not a left-right issue. This is not a conservative-liberal issue. This is not a Democrat-Republican issue. This is not an ideological issue. This is a matter of what's true and what's not. It's a matter as simple as whether we take the Constitution seriously and do our best to see that it is honored and observed and defended.

When Ann Coulter suggests this matter was investigated by all the conservative publications, like Human Events, American Spectator and something called the Sweetness & Light Blog, I have to laugh. WND does more investigative reporting in one day than any of these ideologically driven punditry journals do in a year.

Three comments: 

1. Skepticism is a good thing. Test everything. Including government and smiling politicans (and journalists, scientists, theologians, etc). Would that journalists today were more skeptical and curious -- with a commitment to factualness, fairness, and balance across the board.

2. Let Obama produce the documentary proof. If he has proof of citizenship, let him produce it. Give it to that Crowley fellow when they meet at the White House to drink beer with Gates. Collect the $100,000 reward.

3. It's fine for Coulter and others to challenge WND and the "birthers" (Birthers? what a silly attempt at applying peer pressure). The challenges will work better if they are based on solid reporting instead of White House sneers or concerns about how Democrats might be using the issue.   

Here's the entire story from Farah at WND.

Rush: "Obama Yet to Prove He's a Citizen"
Now White House Joins "Birth Hospital" Cover-Up
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism

Prof. Henry Louis Gates of Harvard Lied

By Rick Pearcey • July 29, 2009, 09:04 AM

In "Gates Lied," Andrew Cline writes at American Spectator:

Henry Louis Gates Jr., director of Harvard's W.E.B. Dubois Institute for African and African-American Research, said he hoped his arrest for disorderly conduct on July 16 would be a teachable moment for America. Boy, has it ever been. 

Monday, the City of Cambridge released the 911 and arrest tapes from the incident in which Gates was arrested by white police officer James Crowley.

It is no wonder that Gates has begun to back down from his allegations of racism.

The tapes show no such motivation, and they confirm that Gates was being disorderly, which he had denied.

What's the lesson? Cline writes:

The lesson America ought to learn from this incident is that Gates' image of the world as a place in which individuals are little more than pawns in the greater historical conflict between the races is fatally misconceived. It is a projection of a hopelessly erroneous political theory that, from time to time, reality disproves in a grand way. 

Here is audio from the neighbor's 911 call.

Here is audio from the Cambridge officer/dispatch tapes.

Read the entire article by Andrew Cline at American Spectator.

Cambridge Policewoman: I Voted for Obama, But "Will Not Again"
Media Slime an Innocent in the Gates Affair
Arrested Behavior: The President, a Prof, and a Policeman
How to Have a Race War

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Obama Science Czar: Born Baby "Will Ultimately Develop Into a Human Being"

By Rick Pearcey • July 28, 2009, 02:20 PM

"President Obama’s top science adviser said in a book he co-authored in 1973 that a newborn child 'will ultimately develop into a human being' if he or she is properly fed and socialized," reports Terry Jeffrey at CNSNews.com.
Jeffrey highlights the following quote from Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions, coauthored by John P. Holdren, who is director of the White House Office of Science and Technology:

The fetus, given the opportunity to develop properly before birth, and given the essential early socializing experiences and sufficient nourishing food during the crucial early years after birth, will ultimately develop into a human being.

"Holdren co-authored the book with Stanford professors Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich. The book was published by W.H. Freeman and Company," writes Jeffrey.

The implications of this low view of human life are profound and disturbing.

Imagine, for example, how cost-efficient government-run healthcare might become if by the end of life, people who were once human beings can now be classified by compassionate federal bureaucrats with Ph.D.s as no longer developmentally human, having lost through age, disease, and lessened social contact the requisite criteria to quailfy as humanity.

Billions upon billions of dollars might be saved if Moms and Dads across the land can simply be unplugged, dehydrated, rounded up, or liquidated in some other budget-saving fashion. Imagine the savings for Social Security. Then imagine the uplifting speeches from a smiling president before a ga-ga crowd of slavish media and citizen drones.

The only catch: Government will have taken the place of the Creator, and human beings made in the image of the real Creator will rebel.

The inhumanity of Obama's science czar is already among us in the rivers of blood known as abortion. It is a slaughter of decency and humanity for which feminists, judges, and secularized politicians will be held accountable.

How to avoid widening and deepening the inhumanity? Return the federal government to its Constitutional limits and liberate the American people on the basis of Declarational principles. There is a Creator who gives unalienable rights, and any entity that seeks to usurp his place is an idol that no free-thinking person need obey. 

In the real America, you have value and significance and worth because of who you are as created in the image of God.

Government is instituted among men to protect that, not to destroy it, not to find some clever way around it, and certainly not to liquidate those who resist secular inhumanity as free and noble beings created in the image of God.  

Dawkins: Nazi Eugenics "May Not Be Bad"?
"Dr. Doom" Pianka Speaks: Transcript

Comedian Beating Back Socialism

By Rick Pearcey • July 28, 2009, 08:48 AM

In this PJTV video, Alfonzo Rachel pursues the pursuit of happiness.

Video: Who's "Like Hitler"?

Cambridge Policewoman: I Voted for Obama, But "Will Not Again"

By Rick Pearcey • July 28, 2009, 07:06 AM

In an interview with CNN, a diversity of colleagues (black, white, male, female) from the Cambridge Police Department explain their support for officer Jimmy Crowley.

In doing so, they demonstrate something that goes to the heart of what truely undergirds and unifies America: Objective facts and moral character trump skin color, group identity, and ideological passion. 

This reaches back, of course, to the American founding, with its emphasis on a common humanity created in the image of an objective and knowable God and endowed by our Creator with "certain unalienable rights."

Sadly, it is this unique American vision, rooted ultimately in verifiable information from the Creator, which has been under attack with the rise of secularism and liberalism, exemplified recently and politically by the election of Barack Obama and his post-American, post-Constitutional, and post-Declarational administration.

The remarks of policewoman Kelly King, transcribed below, capture the spirit of the CNN interview. They stand in refreshing contrast to the reactionary and divisive comments put out by the current president of the United States:  

CNN: When you heard about what happened with this sergeant, what did you think? 
Kelly King: I was appalled. I know Jimmy. I've known him for more than the 11 years with the Cambridge police. I knew him when he worked for Harvard.

I know him to be a good police officer, a good man with character. And I knew these charges were bogus.

There has been a tremendous rush to judgment. And I think the thing to be learned first and foremost from this is to look at all of the evidence, to consider all, to weigh all.

I think Professor Gates has done a very good job of throwing up a very effective smokescreen, calling race into this. It had nothing to do with it.

CNN: And the president?
Kelly King: It's unfortunate. I supported him. I voted for him. I will not again.

I agree that I think that it's admirable that he would speak on behalf of his friend, but he should have recused himself.

He should have stepped back. And he should have said, "I support my friend, but I don't have all the facts. I won't weigh in yet."

CNN: Governor?
Kelly King: I would apply the same to him.

CNN: What do you want people around the country to know who may have already made up their mind about Sergeant Jimmy Crowley?
Kelly King: Keep their minds open. And realize that we would not support someone that we felt wronged someone else. We took this job to do the right thing. We all took this job to do the right thing. We would not support anyone in blue doing the wrong thing.

Here's the video.

Media Slime an Innocent in the Gates Affair
Arrested Behavior: The President, a Prof, and a Policeman
How to Have a Race War

Monday, July 27, 2009

Love Without Limits: Sexual Revolution Begets Child Strippers

By Rick Pearcey • July 27, 2009, 03:56 PM

It's "progressive" Rhode Island -- Do you know where your children are?

More specifically, your daughters?

Read this from Judith Reisman at Human Events, and you may have an idea of where to look.

Coulter Compares "Obama Birthers" to Klanners: Video

By Rick Pearcey • July 27, 2009, 09:57 AM

But she also offers a point in "defence of the people who are raising this," as well. This YouTube video captures the discussion at Fox News.

Meanwhile, Joseph Farah of WorldNetDaily asks: Is the Eligibility Story Dead? 

And here's a WND poll titled, "When the Right Can Be Wrong." The poll question asks, "What do you think of Ann Coulter's dismissal of Obama's eligibility concerns?"

Rush: "Obama Yet to Prove He's a Citizen"
Now White House Joins "Birth Hospital" Cover-Up

Media Slime an Innocent in the Gates Affair

By Rick Pearcey • July 27, 2009, 08:58 AM

Lucia Whalen is the "good citizen who called 911 when she saw what she believed were strangers trying to break into [Harvard professor Henry] Gates' home," writes Rick Moran at American Thinker.

"Media reports hinted that the reason she called the police was that the men were black, implying that if they where white, she wouldn't have called it in."

But there may be a slight problem with this stereotypical narrative, says Moran: "The facts tell a different story."  

Friday, July 24, 2009

Rush: "The Press Has Met Their Waterloo ..."

By Rick Pearcey • July 24, 2009, 08:47 AM

". . . And it's Obama."

Brent Baker at Newsbusters also quotes Limbaugh as saying the press has "sacrificed whatever integrity, character, professionalism, ethics that they've had . . . their total reason -- most of them -- for existence . . .  [is] propping this guy up. . . . The mainstream media has cashed in its chips, they have become nothing more than stenographers for Rahm Emanuel.”

Collaborationist Watch: The Slave Press
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism

Hat tip: Instapundit

Arrested Behavior: The President, a Prof, and a Policeman

By Rick Pearcey • July 24, 2009, 06:14 AM

Writing at American Thinker on the arrest of a Harvard professor in his own home, former New York City detective sergeant Bob Weir says Barack Obama "is the one who 'acted stupidly'."

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Fox News Producer Gets 10 Years for Child Porn

By Rick Pearcey • July 23, 2009, 11:04 AM

"Aaron Bruns, 29, was arrested in February after authorities searched his Dupont Circle-area apartment and found his computer full of child porn," reports the Washington Examiner.

"In May, Bruns pleaded guilty to the charges and was facing up to eight years in prison, according to federal guidelines, documents said. But federal Judge James Robertson on Tuesday pushed his sentence to 10 years, citing a former conviction on similar charges while Bruns was in college."

Abortion Is Not Healthcare

By Rick Pearcey • July 23, 2009, 10:23 AM

"Abortion obviously isn’t healthy for the fetus," writes La Shawn Barber, "as it leads to a violent death."  

According to Barber:

The Christian Defense Coalition and Operation Rescue created a campaign called “Abortion is Not Health Care” to bring attention to the $1.5 trillion health care bill, over 1,000 pages worth, scheduled for a vote at the end of July. Our Christ-professing president will include taxpayer-funded child killing in his socialized medicine plan. The Coalition will begin its campaign on Sunday, July 26, in Washington, DC.  

You might say abortion is to healthcare as Obama is to freedom (or Christ, free-thinking, compassion, unalienable rights, and the Constitution).

Alleged Lesbian Sex Assault on Student at London Girls School

By Rick Pearcey • July 23, 2009, 09:46 AM

"A woman teacher at a top private school for girls has been arrested over allegations that she sexually assaulted a pupil during an 'inappropriate' relationship," reports the UK Times.

New Mozart Works Discovered

By Rick Pearcey • July 23, 2009, 09:29 AM

The International Mozarteum Foundation says "more details" on the discovery of two new compositions for piano "would be made public during a presentation in Salzburg on 2 August," according to AP.  

Obama Nominee: Animals Can Sue People

By Rick Pearcey • July 23, 2009, 08:43 AM

Harvard Prof. Cass Sunstein -- Obama's nominee for "regulatory czar" -- "has argued in favor of outlawing sport hunting and meat-eating, and written that animals should be allowed to file lawsuits 'with human beings as their representatives,'" reports OneNewsNow.

Question: Does this suggest animals might also sue other animals?

The Evil Religious Former Presidents Believe

By Rick Pearcey • July 23, 2009, 07:31 AM

Columnist Cal Thomas shares a few of his concerns regarding former Southern Baptist Jimmy Carter:

. . . who once attended and occasionally taught a Sunday school class in Washington, which I visited, then claimed to believe much of what Scripture teaches. In practice, though, he was pro-choice on abortion and recently announced his support for same-sex "civil unions." He says he sees nothing prohibitive in Scripture to such arrangements. Carter must have gotten hold of a Reader's Digest condensed version.

Carter has announced he is leaving the Southern Baptist Convention -- the nation's largest Protestant body -- because he claims it treats women as inferior to men. In a statement he said, "At its most repugnant, the belief that women must be subjugated to the wishes of men excuses slavery, violence, forced prostitution, genital mutilation and national laws that omit rape as a crime. But it also costs many millions of girls and women control over their own bodies and lives, and continues to deny them fair access to education, health, employment and influence within their own communities."

Carter must have missed the passage about mutual submission between married couples and the requirement that a man love his wife "as Christ loved the church," a very high standard that implies such love be equal to the self-sacrifice demonstrated by Christ on the cross. Such sacrifice can hardly justify any of the sins against women that Carter unfairly ascribes to the Southern Baptist Convention.

The Evil Religious Presidents Do
Betraying Christ: Obama Affirms Perverted Sex

Obama Falsely Claims There Are 47 Million Uninsured Americans

By Rick Pearcey • July 23, 2009, 06:02 AM

"In a nationally televised primetime press conference tonight, President Barack Obama falsely claimed there are 47 million Americans without health insurance," reports CNSNews.com.

"This inflated claim of the number of uninsured Americans was even higher than the false claim of 46 million uninsured Americans that the president’s Council of Economic Advisers made last month," write Terry Jeffrey, editor in chief at CNSNews.

According to Jeffrey, "The Census Bureau says that there are only 35.92 million uninsured Americans and that this number includes 9.1 million people who earn more than $75,000 a year and simply choose not to purchase insurance."

Obama's numbers do not add up. And he has no mandate from the Constitution to put Washington politicans and the Federal Establishment in charge of healthcare.

A healthy and humane skepticism is in order. Test everything, says Scripture.

Beware Presidents bearing healthcare gifts.

Healthcare: What "Not Familiar" Obama Needs to Know 
Huckster Watch: How Obama Tries to Sell Healthcare
PR Spotlight: More Urgent Lies About Healthcare

Medicine Man? Obama's Lost Night

By Rick Pearcey • July 23, 2009, 05:15 AM

Philip Klein at American Spectator says President Obama "had a chance [last night] to reset the debate" on healthcare. "Instead, he rambled on . . ."

"At one point, Obama made the insulting suggestion that when children go to doctors with sore throats, doctors consult payment charts, and unneccesarily remove kids' tonsils just to earn extra money. Aside from being a cynical remark, it isn't smart politically, as polling shows that Americans trust doctors far more than politicians when it comes to health care."

Whatever might be "wrong" with the-best-in-the-world healthcare in America, anyone who thinks Washington politicians can fix it -- or that they have a Constitutional mandate to fix it -- needs a doctor.

And politicians who resist or despise their Constitutional job description may need stronger medicine.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Healthcare? What "Not Familiar" Obama Needs to Know

By Rick Pearcey • July 22, 2009, 10:24 AM

During an Obama conference call, a liberal blogger asked the most powerful man in the world: "Will people be able to keep their insurance and will insurers be able to write new policies even though H.R. 3200 is passed?" 

Obama replied: "You know, I have to say that I am not familiar with the provision you are talking about."

But then, with apparent conviction, he said: "If you have health insurance and you like it, and you have a doctor that you like, then you can keep it. Period."

"But how," asks Examiner Heather Hogue in Phoenix, "can the president make such a promise if he is unfamiliar with the legislation? He can't. It's another empty promise."

Obama's admission is astounding. And so is his apparent ignorance.

But not one-tenth as astounding that he's leading the charge to impose an anti-Constitutional government-controlled heathcare system upon the people of the United States.

And more than astounding, it's tyrannical.

For it requires an ungodly and anti-freedom monoply of power in the hands of the few. Just the sort of thing our form of goverment is supposed to put the brakes on.

In their liberating biblical realism, the Founders understood something about the ability of less-than-perfect people (like you and me) to abuse trust, power, and authority.

Mr. Obama, forget about becoming familiar with the healthcare bill.

In fact, throw it away.

For it has no business cluttering up your office. Or your mind.

Instead, read the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution on a daily basis. Load copies of them into the presidential teleprompters.

Demonstrate in your mode of governance that you are familiar with the tremendous treasures of freedom contained in those documents. Freedoms that are the "blessings of liberty" from a Creator who gives the blessings.

And when you come to the part that says the Federal Establishment has the authority to impose socialized healthcare upon a sovereign people, please let us know. (You will understand if we do not hold our collective breath.)

Until then, please note that any "fairness" or "equality" or "compassion" that overrides the Constitution, sir, is not just an empty promise, but an affront to the Creator who endows each of us with "certain unalienable rights." A free-thinking people is not forever long-suffering.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Rush: "Obama Has Yet to Prove He's a Citizen"

By Rick Pearcey • July 21, 2009, 10:12 AM

"Top-rated radio host Rush Limbaugh, upset that he's forced to report his every movement to tax authorities, blasted President Obama for failing to prove he is [a] natural-born citizen of the United States," reports WorldNetDaily.

"On his show today, Limbaugh told listeners, 'As you know, I'm in the midst of another harassing audit from New York State and New York City for the last three years. We're up to 16 different ways I have to prove to New York City and state tax authorities where I have been every day -- not just work week -- but every day, for the past three years.'"

Limbaugh reportedly also said, "Barack Obama has yet to have to prove that he's a citizen. All he has to do is show a birth certificate. He has yet to have to prove he's a citizen. I have to show them 14 different ways where the h--- I am every day of the year for three years."

Read the entire report from WorldNetDaily.

Army Officer Balks at Deploying, Says Obama Isn't President
Now White House Joins "Birth Hospital" Cover-Up
Obama "Birth Hospital" in Astonishing Cover-Up
Audio: Chief Justice Roberts Accepts "Eligibility" Petition
"Revolution" a Worst-Case Scenario Over Obama Eligibility

Uppity Update: Sen. Boxer's Race-Baiting Backfires

By Rick Pearcey • July 21, 2009, 09:40 AM

A human being with unalienable rights endowed by our Creator is a terrible thing to waste.

Or disrespect.

Or treat as fodder for political manipulation based on skin color.

To be put in its place should it get uppity.

But that doesn't stop the Washington steamroller from trying, usually with great success.

But not always, as in the recent case of Sen. Barbara Boxer vs. Mr. Harry Alford, president of the National Black Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Boxer "was given a stern face-to-face reprimand . . . for trying to pit one black group against another instead of addressing issues on their merits.  It’s about time," writes Joseph Klein at Newsreal.

The rarity of a Mr. Alford's backbone in Washington indicates that America is long overdue for a huge dose of uppityness: "Red and yellow, black and white, they're all are precious in His site."

The Steamroller, of course, despises the fact of the preciousness of the individual in the eyes of our Creator.

The Streamroller religiously, yea, cultishly, demands that it decides who and what is precious, who and what has rights, and who and what benefits from "spreading the wealth around." 

You say you want a "human right"?

Show me the money.

Show me the power.

Show me the votes.

And maybe next week my friends and I and the powers-that-be can create a human right for your group. Welcome to the club of god. 

But the Creator's way, and the Founders' way, is a bit different from the current secular status quo.

So precious are human beings created in the image of God that British tyranny was shown the door ca. 1776. And tyrannical American slave-owners had to be undergo a significant attitude adjustment back in the 1860s.

One wonders how patriots of humanity and freedom and dignity under God from yesterday might respond to the challenges of today.

My understanding is that this is just the sort of thing making the rounds at those Tea Parties.   

Black Chamber of Congress CEO vs. Sen. Barbara Boxer -- 2 Videos
How to Have a Race War
The Evil Religious Presidents Do

Monday, July 20, 2009

Anti-Terror TV Debut: Why I Joined "The Wanted"

By Rick Pearcey • July 20, 2009, 11:55 AM

Roger Carstens writes at Human Events:

Tonight at 10 PM Eastern Standard Time, NBC will debut its controversial show, “The Wanted.” 

The show can best be described as a “follow doc”: news cameras follow a former Navy SEAL, an investigative journalist, a former war crimes prosecutor, and a former Green Beret as they investigate and confront those accused of the most egregious crimes against humanity.

I am the Green Beret.

Read the entire column . . .

American Conservatism Now a Racket?

By Rick Pearcey • July 20, 2009, 11:19 AM

David Frum argues yes and concludes, "Now conservatives must make the fateful choice whether or not to cleanse themselves of the racketeers."

ACU Pushes Back on Politico Pay-for-Play Story
WSJ: FedEx and UPS Clash Over Legislation
Power Line -- A House Derided
David Keene and the American Conservative Scandal
Blow Up: Conservative Group Offers Support for $2 Million-Plus

Note to Church: Pray Dirty Harry Prayers for Our Nation

By Rick Pearcey • July 20, 2009, 09:37 AM

Central to a free-thinking citizen's resistance to un-Godly oppression in an "Obama-driven nation" is a not-so-new "Go ahead, make my day" kind of prayer, according to uppity pastor/columnist prayer warrior Doug Giles:

You must add to your repertoire of petitions you offer up to God Almighty what I like to call Dirty Harry prayers: radical prayers against the radically unrighteous direction our nation is headed. You heard me right. I said pray against this fetid mess.

Read the entire column at Townhall.

CNN's Carol Costello vs. "Free Gun With Purchase"

By Rick Pearcey • July 20, 2009, 08:10 AM

"CNN's Carol Costello is so much smarter than everybody else," writes Robert Stacy McCain at American Spectator.

Update: Anti-Tea Party Reporter Dumped by CNN
Collaborationist Watch: The Slave Press
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism

Friday, July 17, 2009

Blow Up: Conservative Group Offers Support for $2 Million-Plus

By Rick Pearcey • July 17, 2009, 02:43 PM

In an exclusive Politico is reporting:

The American Conservative Union asked FedEx for a check for $2 million to $3 million in return for the group’s support in a bitter legislative dispute, then the group’s president flipped and sided with UPS after FedEx refused to pay.

For the $2 million plus, ACU offered a range of services that included: “Producing op-eds and articles written by ACU’s Chairman David Keene and/or other members of the ACU’s board of directors. (Note that Mr. Keene writes a weekly column that appears in The Hill.)”

The conservative group’s remarkable demand -- black-and-white proof of the longtime Washington practice known as “pay for play” -- was contained in a private letter to FedEx, which was provided to POLITICO.

Hat tip: Michael Goldfarb/Weekly Standard

Black Chamber of Commerce CEO v. Sen. Barbara Boxer -- 2 Videos

By Rick Pearcey • July 17, 2009, 01:48 PM

Video 1 -- Boxer: "This is friendly" . . . Harry C. Alford: "Condescending . . . racial . . . getting into a path here that's going to explode . . . diversity?"

Video 2 -- Alford: "Sen. Boxer goes, 'Colored boy, what are you doing with this investigative report?' . . . It was like being in Mississippi in 1945 . . . vile Jim Crow."

Here is Mr. Alford's bio.

Uppity Americans of all stripes and colors would do well to educate the, ahem, public servants in Washington, D.C., of the true locus of political power and authority in this country.

We citizens, as human beings endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, have delegated power to those who represent us in the national capitol.   

Some of our public servants seem to have forgotten their place, just as they seem to have forgotten that liberating Declaration vision that trumpets the philosophic basis for safeguarding freedom from tyranny in America.

To summarize: It's about us, under God. Not them, over us.

Perhaps it is a helpful thing to remind them of these basics, every now and then. 

Malkin: Inside the Monstrous Obamacare Bureaucracy

By Rick Pearcey • July 17, 2009, 08:25 AM

"If you think government is too big and too costly," writes Michelle Malkin, "wait until Obamacare kicks in."

Buchanan: Socialist America Sinking

By Rick Pearcey • July 17, 2009, 08:14 AM

Pat Buchanan writes:

In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson called George III a tyrant for having "erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people and eat out their substance."

What did George III do with his Stamp Act, Townshend Acts or tea tax to compare with what is being done to this generation of Americans by their own government?

The current and ongoing statist coup against liberty in America is intolerable and must be pushed back.

Question: What practical steps can a freedom-respecting and Declaration-respecting people take to throw off the chains of socialism in America today?

Update: Anti-Tea Party Reporter Dumped by CNN

By Rick Pearcey • July 17, 2009, 07:14 AM

TV Newser is reporting that CNN correspondent Susan Roesgen will not have her contract renewed.

Collaborationist Watch: The Slave Press
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Palin 72%, Huck 59%, Romney 56% in GOP Favorability Ratings

By Rick Pearcey • July 16, 2009, 03:24 PM

Despite months of political and media campaigns targeting her and her family, Sarah Palin does surprisingly well in favorability ratings, according to the findings of a Gallup Poll published today.

That same study reveals Mitt Romney with only a 26% to 21% lead over Palin as the top choice for the GOP nomination in 2012. The study sampled Republicans and Republican-leaning independents.

Here's a relevant paragraph from Gallup:

While Palin trails Romney in the current candidate preference test, she leads both him and Huckabee in terms of their respective favorable ratings among Republicans. Currently, 72% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents have a favorable opinion of Palin, compared with 56% for Romney and 59% for Huckabee. But her lead on this measure largely reflects the fact that she is better known than the two former governors, given the substantially lower "no opinion" figures for her.

Upshot: The door remains open for a Palin effort to secure the GOP nomination in 2012. It won't be handed to her, and it shouldn't be.

However, Americans already are looking for statesmen to articulate an authentic defense of Declarational and Constitutional principles -- to draw a line in the sand against Washington-centric federal tryanny, but also to lay down a marker for progress in human dignity and freedom. 

No American who challenges the secular status quo, who poses a threat to meaningless "living Constitutions" and the absurd "rights-creation industry," can expect an easy go of it.

Whether we are talking about pastors burned at stakes, pilgrims crossing oceans, or Founders revolting for freedom against the tyranny of a distant but oppressive regime, the struggle for independence in community with our true Creator is always hard-fought but worth every ounce of effort, blood, sweat -- and you know the rest. 

The job of the rogue federal Goliath and its enablers is to spear any entity that smacks of "David." And so let us ask: Who among us might pledge their sacred honor with the Davids of this land? Freedom so-called is never so cheap than when it costs nothing. Her currency is sacrifice.

As the Gallup study shows, Palin already is a player in 2012. More importantly: The rest of us should be as well.

Why the GOP Elite Despises Sarah Palin
Sadism Watch: Sarah Palin vs. the Marquis de Sade

Why GOP Elite Despises Sarah Palin

By Rick Pearcey • July 16, 2009, 09:20 AM

Because she doesn't fit the failed GOP formula, writes Jane Chastain at WorldNetDaily.

Although, in Chastain's view, "it's pretty clear that Sarah Palin doesn't really want to be president," the Alaskan does understand "how desperately this country needs reform and, if no one else is available who can get the job done, she likely will take off her apron, put down her hunting rifle, dust herself off and run for the office."

"One thing is sure," says Chastain. "She will have to climb over the GOP establishment before she gets to the White House."

Sadism Watch: Sarah Palin vs. the Marquis de Sade
Palin to Stump for Conservative Democrats

Infanticide Advocate Peter Singer Argues for Healthcare Rationing

By Rick Pearcey • July 16, 2009, 08:12 AM

Singer's article "Why We Must Ration Healthcare" appears here.

Singer notes that, "in the current U.S. debate over health care reform, 'rationing' has become a dirty word." But, he argues, "health care is a scarce resource, and all scarce resources are rationed in one way or another."

Hence, says the Princeton bioethicist: "The debate over health care reform in the United States should start from the premise that some form of health care rationing is both inescapable and desirable. Then we can ask, What is the best way to do it."

"His reasoning is similar to that recently employed by President Obama when he explained at a fixed townhall event why elderly Americans should be put on ice floes," writes Matthew Vadum at American Spectator.

Hundreds Die in UK Mental Hospitals
Abortofascism and Free-Market Homicide

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Twitterbook: Author Publishes Novel a "Tweet" at a Time

By Rick Pearcey • July 15, 2009, 08:38 AM

"Matt Stewart, a San Franciso-based novelist, began 'tweeting' his first book, The French Revolution, on the micro-blogging service on Tuesday," reports Agence France-Presse

Sadism Watch: Sarah Palin vs. the Marquis de Sade

By Rick Pearcey • July 15, 2009, 07:06 AM

A self-described "recovering liberal and psychotherapist in Berkeley" comments at American Thinker on the cruelty, abuse, and inhumanity that passes for politics in secular society today.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Army Officer Balks at Deploying, Says Obama Isn't President

By Rick Pearcey • July 14, 2009, 09:55 AM

That's the story, according to Lily Gordon, reporting for the Ledger-Enquirer, based in Columbus, Ga. She writes:

U.S. Army Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook, set to deploy to Afghanistan, says he shouldn’t have to go.

His reason?

Barack Obama was never eligible to be president because he wasn’t born in the United States.

Cook’s lawyer, Orly Taitz, who has also challenged the legitimacy of Obama’s presidency in other courts, filed a request last week in federal court seeking a temporary restraining order and status as a conscientious objector for his client.

In the 20-page document — filed July 8 with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia — the California-based Taitz asks the court to consider granting his client’s request based upon Cook’s belief that Obama is not a natural-born citizen of the United States and is therefore ineligible to serve as commander-in-chief of the U.S. Armed Forces.

This story would be stronger, and a better community service to its readers, if it demonstrated an awareness that there is no little journalistic question regarding the geographical circumstances of Obama's birth.

Instead, Gordon's story asserts, without qualification: "Actually, Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961, two years after it became a state."

It's all seemingly cut-and-dried.

But reporting at WorldNetDaily raises questions

"The Certification of Live Birth" posted online and widely touted as "Obama's birth certificate" does not in any way prove he was born in Hawaii, since the same "short-form" document is easily obtainable for children not born in Hawaii. The true "long-form" birth certificate -- which includes information like the name of the birth hospital and attending physician -- is the only document that can prove Obama was born in Hawaii, but to date he has not permitted its release for public or press scrutiny.  

Where is the long-form birth certificate from Hawaii? A curious reporter or a curious newspaper might want to follow up on this.

Now White House Joins "Birth Hospital" Cover-Up
Obama "Birth Hospital" in Astonishing Cover-Up
Audio: Chief Justice Roberts Accepts "Eligibility" Petition
"Revolution" a Worst-Case Scenario Over Obama Eligibility

Monday, July 13, 2009

Palin Proves Problem With Journalism Is ...

By Rick Pearcey • July 13, 2009, 04:29 PM

. . . Maureen Dowd and what the New York Times political columnist has come to represent -- "The state of journalism post-liberal takeover," writes Tommy De Seno at Fox Forum.

"Reason is dead and yellow journalism soars. Dowd no longer even tries her hand at political analysis with intellect.  She has gone from Pulitzer Prize, to plagiarism to name-calling."

More from "Palin Proves Problem With Journalism Is Maureen Dowd" ...

Hating Palin
Collaborationist Watch: The Slave Press
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism
Plagiarism Update: Can Maureen Dowd Produce Email of "Mysterious Friend"?

FedEx Delivers the Goods for Transgendered

By Rick Pearcey • July 13, 2009, 09:41 AM

"Without a vote from shareholders, one of America's largest corporations has decided to grant its transgender employees special protected status," reports OneNewsNow.

No McDonald's Today
Perez Hilton: Foul Face of "Gay" Activism
Rosie O'Donnell's Oppressive Coat

Joseph Farah: "I Agree With Rick Warren!"

By Rick Pearcey • July 13, 2009, 08:37 AM

Writing at WorldNetDaily, this from Joseph Farah:

Rick Warren told the Islamic Society of North America last week that he is not interested in interfaith dialogue; he's only interested in interfaith projects.

I agree with Rick Warren.

So let's get started. I have a project to suggest. It's very simple. It's very straightforward. I think it's a great starting point for Christian-Muslim action.

Let's get Muslims to stop killing and oppressing Christians and Jews around the world.

That would be the speech I would deliver to a group such as the Islamic Society of North America, a front group for the extremist Muslim Brotherhood, which has incubated and supported terrorist organizations such as al-Qaida and Hamas.

More from "I Agree With Rick Warren!" . . .  

Warren Panders to Muslim Group, Omits Gospel
Wildmon: Carrie Prejean vs. Rick Warren
Rick Warren's Holy Week Crisis

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Saturday Evening Question

By Rick Pearcey • July 11, 2009, 09:06 PM

If Rush is the "Doctor of Democracy," what does that make Obama?

Middle Class Families Disappearing

By Rick Pearcey • July 11, 2009, 08:44 PM

"America's middle class is disappearing," writes Catherine Curan at the New York Post.

"The very Americans the Obama administration is hoping will lift the economy out of recession are facing epic challenges."

Hundreds Die in UK Mental Hospitals

By Rick Pearcey • July 11, 2009, 08:24 PM

"Every year," according to a story in the Guardian

"New figures released by the Ministerial Council on Deaths in Custody show that in the past 10 years 3,540 of those detained in [National Health Service] facilities, including high-security psychiatric hospitals, have died," reports correspondent Ameila Hill.  

Collaborationist Watch: Major Papers Expunge Obama Healthcare Comment
NYT Poll Showing 72% for Obamacare Stacked With Obama Supporters

Michael's Dad Grooming Michael's Kids for Stardom

By Rick Pearcey • July 11, 2009, 07:49 PM

"Family patriarch Joe Jackson, who famously had a troubled relationship with his own children as he guided their careers, believes his bereaved grandchildren have the makings of showbiz domination just like his late son, Michael," reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

Chris Rock: Michael Jackson a *#!^!s Pedophile -- YouTube
Barack Obama and Michael Jackson: Certificates of Birth and Death

Black Christian News: Planned Parenthood Targets Baltimore Blacks With Misleading Advertising

By Rick Pearcey • July 11, 2009, 07:35 PM

"Almost 80% of Planned Parenthood's facilities in this country are in minority neighborhoods," writes Sean O'Donnell.

McDonald's Quits London

By Rick Pearcey • July 11, 2009, 07:22 PM

Moving its European HQ to Switzerland, over "tax concerns."

Palin to Stump for Conservative Democrats

By Rick Pearcey • July 11, 2009, 06:50 PM

"Brushing aside the criticisms of pundits and politicos, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said she plans to jump immediately back into the national political fray -- stumping for conservative issues and even Democrats  -- after she prematurely vacates her elected post at month's end," reports the Washington Times.

"The former Republican vice-presidential nominee and heroine to much of the GOP's base said in an interview she views the electorate as embattled and fatigued by nonstop partisanship, and she is eager to campaign for Republicans, independents and even Democrats who share her values on limited government, strong defense and 'energy independence.'

Palin says she "will go around the country on behalf of candidates who believe in the right things, regardless of their party label or affiliation . . . . People are so tired of the partisan stuff -- even my own son is not a Republican."

Are Americans really "tired of the partisan stuff"?

Yes -- if by "partisan stuff" is meant the reduction of politics to superficial, unending, and disastrous power plays in that three-ring circus called Capitol Hill. You may have noticed: Those kinds of power plays leave the non-Constitutional Washington-centric empire untouched and imposing its will upon the land.

But no -- if by "partisan stuff" is meant Americans who yearn for the return of freedom and dignity would love to see a partisanship of conviction rooted in evidence, facts, reason, the Declaration, the Constitution, and the emancipatory Creator-based worldview for which all of this stands. That's the counter-revolution we need. The status quo is a dead-end.

Independence Woman: Sarah Surprises Again
July Surprise: Palin Stepping Down as Governor

Sotomayor Supporters Take Aim at New Haven Firefighter

By Rick Pearcey • July 11, 2009, 06:20 PM

"New Haven firefighter Frank Ricci, whose reverse discrimination claim is at the center of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's most controversial ruling, now finds himself in the cross hairs of the judge's supporters," reports Fox News.

Sotomayor Supported Censoring Bible Verse on Homosexuality From NYC Billboard
To Obama and Sotomayor: Keep Your Tyranny Off Our Constitution

Obama "Birth Hospital" in Astonishing Cover-Up

By Rick Pearcey • July 11, 2009, 06:02 PM

"The Honolulu hospital which for nearly six months proudly declared President Obama was born at its facility and used that claim as a major fund-raising tool is now engaged in an active cover-up, hiding a White House letter announcing his alleged birth there and refusing to confirm such a letter even exists," reports WorldNetDaily.

"The Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children is electronically cloaking what it had touted as a Jan. 24 letter from the president, in which the commander in chief, just four days after his inauguration, supposedly wrote, 'As a beneficiary of the excellence of Kapi'olani Medical Center -- the place of my birth -- I am pleased to add my voice to your chorus of supporters.'"

More on "Obama 'Birth Hospital' in Astonishing Cover-Up" . . .

Obama Site Vanished From the Web
Barack Obama and Michael Jackson: Certificates of Birth and Death

Friday, July 10, 2009

"Squeaky Clean" Movie Teens?

By Rick Pearcey • July 10, 2009, 11:37 AM

The UK Independent says these young Hollywood actors are "well educated . . . smart, clean-living and moral."

Slight hitch: "Squeaky Clean" role models include Jodie Foster, lesbian. Yawn.

Humane civilization, not to mention one's personal sanity, rests on several foundational elements, among them the liberating distinction between diversity and perversity.

Therein lies depth, interest, stability, nuance, and fulfillment, both onscreen and off.

But is Hollywood rebellious enough to try it?

Put that on a motorcycle.

: Reel Rebel Upsets Tinseltown Stereotypes
Faggot Easy to Defend: Surprising Help From Secular America
Time to Revolt: Duke "Gay" Rape Case Elicits Silence
Did Madonna Go Far Enough?

Major New Van Gogh Show

By Rick Pearcey • July 10, 2009, 09:53 AM

"The largest Van Gogh exhibition to be held in Britain in over 40 years will open at the Royal Academy of Arts next January, which organisers hope will give visitors a glimpse of the real man behind the myth," reports the Telegraph.

Here's the site for "The Real Van Gogh: The Artist and His Letters," at the Royal Academy of Arts.  

Controversy Over Michelangelo Sculpture
Michelangelo, Schaeffer, and the Kingdom of Washington
Pizza With Michelangelo
Art Without Meaning -- Francis Schaeffer on "The Red Virgin"

Obama Site Vanishes From the Web

By Rick Pearcey • July 10, 2009, 09:21 AM

"A website aimed at combating so-called internet 'smears' about President Obama has disappeared from the Internet -- including an alleged certification of live birth posted during his campaign -- and archives for the website have been thoroughly scrubbed," reports WorldNetDaily.

Scrubbed statements included information on the "birth certificate, Bill Ayers, ACORN," reports WND.

Barack Obama and Michael Jackson: Certificates of Birth and Death
Birth Certificate No. 1 Issue at Fox News

Collaborationist Watch: The Slave Press

By Rick Pearcey • July 10, 2009, 08:38 AM

A self-respecting and free press would routinely question authority, ask those in high office tough questions, and cover nationwide popular uprisings. 

A target-rich environment for authentic journalism would seem to include the likes of Barack Hussein Obama and his anti-Constitutionalist agenda, not to mention a national Tea Party movement rising up in opposition.

Reporting should be driven by a passionate commitment to truth, not by an activist's hunger to "change the world" or "make a difference."

There is, of course, a place for activism. But not in journalism. Even the most political activism -- if it is to be distinguished form religious or secular cultism -- should be rooted in fact, an openness to evidence, and a willingness to adjust one's theories about life to objective realities that structure the external world.

But something is seriously awry, notes Bruce Walker at American Thinker: "Freedom of the press, like almost all our constitutional protections, has been murdered by the courts and the Left." 

More on "The Slave Press" . . .

Question the Collaborationist Media
Collaborationist Media Spike Muslim Convert's Murder of U.S. Soldier
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Warren Panders to Muslim Group, Omits Gospel

By Rick Pearcey • July 9, 2009, 09:38 AM

"The leader of a Messianic Jewish ministry has written an open letter to mega-church pastor Rick Warren in response to his address to a Muslim group with terrorist connections during its annual convention over the Fourth of July weekend," reports OneNewsNow.

"Warren . . . agreed to appear at the recent convention of the Islamic Society of North America and be part of its main session discussing the convention's theme -- 'Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.' He told the gathering of 8,000 that 'Muslims and Christians can work together for the common good without compromising my convictions or your convictions.'

"Jan Markell, founder of Olive Tree Ministries, comments on Warren's remarks," according to OneNewsNow:

"I'm sorry, that kind of a 'let's all get along' [solution] is not possible -- and what he needed to do was tell them the truth," she contends. "But that is not what Rick Warren does. He does not tell the truth, at least not when he's outside of his Saddleback Church."

More from "Warren Panders to Muslim Group, Omits Gospel" . . .

Hating Palin

By Rick Pearcey • July 9, 2009, 08:22 AM

Ben Voth writes at American Thinker:

As a communication professional I have largely been at a loss to explain the judgments being drawn about Governor Palin by allegedly expert pundits. The general meme from pundits is that Palin is a quitter who cannot take the heat.

It seems rather like the "heat" has been more like hate -- maybe we are dealing with a simple spelling error? Journalism has gotten rather weak of late. 

More from "Hating Palin" . . .

No More Bushes!

By Rick Pearcey • July 9, 2009, 08:05 AM

In "The Existential Threat of Bushism," Robert Stacy McCain prunes at American Spectator: "Tucker Carlson pronounces Jeb Bush 'the Future of the Republican Party,' which is rather like saying that hamburgers are the future of cows."

My view: A political party that fails to explicitly adopt a Declarational and Constitutional vision -- in its written content, its living spirit, and its philosophic foundations (e.g., an objectively existing Creator as the source of authentic human rights, for starters) -- will not be able to stand against the forces of tyranny walking to and fro across the land.

That, it seems to me, is a central lesson of the Founders that the GOP and Americans ignore at their peril. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Chris Rock: Michael Jackson a *#!%^!s Pedophile -- YouTube

By Rick Pearcey • July 8, 2009, 03:00 PM

With ample doses of "French" peppering his act, the comedian declares, "I'm done with Michael," and compares the singer to O.J. Simpson. 

Barack Obama and Michael Jackson: Certificates of Birth and Death

By Rick Pearcey • July 8, 2009, 09:44 AM

Here is a copy of Michael Jackson's death certificate. Online. Days after his untimely demise.

Why can't American voters see the yet-unproduced official birth certificate of Barack Obama? 

That he was born somewhere on this planet seems fairly certain. Not certain is that this fellow is eligible to stand for election and serve as president of the United States. 

Eligibility -- as defined by Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution -- includes the following requirement: "No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President." (Emphasis added)

Elgibility would seem to be an important matter -- for those who think Constitutional government and the rule of law are good things.

Otherwise, a sharp phony might someday become president of the United States.

That could be an unfortunate domestic contingency, and it could be the precursor of many other unfortunate domestic contingencies. 

Sotomayor Supported Censoring Bible Verse on Homosexuality From NYC Billboard

By Rick Pearcey • July 8, 2009, 08:32 AM

"Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is again drawing fire from conservative groups, this time as the result of a 2003 ruling against a Christian group," reports CNSNews.com.
"In the case of Okwedy v. Molinari, decided in 2003, Sotomayor sat on a three-judge panel that upheld a lower court’s ruling (from 2001) against Keyword Ministries and its pastor, Kristopher Okwedy. The ministry had purchased billboard advertisements featuring Bible verses that condemned homosexuality."

Rush: Sotomayor the "Antithesis of a Judge"
To Obama and Sotomayor: Keep Your Tyranny Off Our Constitution

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Betraying Christ: Obama Affirms Perverted Sex

By Rick Pearcey • July 7, 2009, 08:29 AM

It's rather odd, but entirely in tune with modern-day secular religion, to see the present occupant of the White House claim he is a "Christian" and yet affirm so much that flatly, and sadly, contradicts the content, character, mood, and philosophic worldview of Jesus of Nazareth.

We turn to skeptical Joseph Farah of WorldNetDaily, evaluating -- as he should and as every human being in principle is called to do -- Barack Obama's recent affirmation of sexual perversion a la the imposition of private homosexist "values" upon American society. Farah writes:

He has already managed to scrap the Constitution as a consideration in his policymaking plans. I have no doubts he would like us all to forget about the immutable standards put forth by the God of the universe in his Holy Word.

Barack Hussein Obama and his acolytes don't like being accountable to a higher authority. Obama would like to be the highest standard. He's one of those people the Bible describes as "being wise in his own eyes."

As Paul explained in Romans, homosexuality is not a "lifestyle." It's a judgment. When a society changes the truth of God into a lie and worships the creature more than the Creator, that society is given over to vile affections. That's where we are in the United States of America today.

Go here to read the entirety of Farah's column titled, "Worn Arguments and Old Attitudes."

The Evil Religious Presidents Do
Cult in the City: Obama
Breitbart, Rush, and the Cult of Secular Politics

Betraying Honduras: Last Bastion of Democracy

By Rick Pearcey • July 7, 2009, 05:48 AM

James Simpson at American Thinker explains why "it should be no surprise that Barack Obama sides with Chavez and Castro against tiny Honduras."  

Monday, July 6, 2009

Evil Dead: El Paso Loses 7 Abortion Centers

By Rick Pearcey • July 6, 2009, 09:37 AM

Seven "Planned Parenthood centers in the El Paso, Texas, region are shutting down," reports OneNewsNow.  

"Most of these were abortion referral centers, and they distributed morning-after pills and other devices that can cause early abortion," explains Rita Diller, who is the "new executive director of STOPP International, which is a part of the American Life League," according to OneNewsNow.

The fewer, the better, when it comes to concentration camps or aborcentration centers. 

Independence Woman: Sarah Surprises Again

By Rick Pearcey • July 6, 2009, 07:56 AM

Robert Stacy McCain on Sarah's July surprise and why the punditocracy is behind the Palin curve: 

The punditocracy can't predict Palin because she shares neither their perspective nor their assumptions. Her ascent to political stardom has been treated as a fluke by most of the GOP establishment for the simple reason that she doesn't slavishly follow the standard script of Republican politicians.

For all the back and forth Saturday and Sunday, Independence Day weekend seems as good a time as any for a strong, independent woman to declare her independence from political business as usual.

The Founding Fathers "shook up the world" (to quote a famed pugilist).  To the degree that Palin shares and ably articulates their Declaration principles and their Constitutional vision, one might expect more surprises from her and more gnashing of teeth from members in good standing with the massive federal state and the oft-unquestioned, freedom-denying assumptions for which it stands.     

More on "Sarah Surprises Again" at American Spectator.

Friday, July 3, 2009

July Surprise: Palin Stepping Down as Governor

By Rick Pearcey • July 3, 2009, 04:11 PM

"Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin shocked the political word Friday by announcing that she will step down at the end of the month and transfer power to Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell," reports Fox News.

"Palin made the announcement from her home in Wasilla, flanked by her husband, Todd, and family and state commissioners," says Fox. "Palin's decision now allows her to avoid the difficult task of running for president while serving as governor."

Speaking of 2012, what are Palin's prospects?

If the governor develops the policywonk side of her skillset, and clearly articulates her case with respect to Constitutional and Declarational principles, and the Judeo-Christian worldview that undergirds, informs, and engerizes the Founding vision and its emphasis on Creator-, not state-, group-, or community-organizer-derived unalienable rights, she has the charisma and appears to have the backbone to make a strong showing indeed.

Update: Here's the text of the announcement, released by the governor's office.

Tyranny Watch: Wal-Mart Backs Obamacare

By Rick Pearcey • July 3, 2009, 11:23 AM

For millions of Americans who understand that freedom precedes profit, Wal-Mart's decision to support a "centerpiece" of Obamacare may mean "Good-Bye Wal-Mart, Hello Target." News and comment provided by Scott Miller at The Conservative Post.

The Declaration of Independence

By Rick Pearcey • July 3, 2009, 10:56 AM

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, 

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

Rick Warren Does It Again

By Rick Pearcey • July 3, 2009, 10:13 AM

"While millions of other Americans will be celebrating Independence Day weekend," writes Joseph Farah of WND, "Rick Warren, often called 'America's Pastor,' will be serving as the keynote speaker for a Saudi-backed Muslim group that promotes a radical strain of Wahhabi Islam in about 80 percent of U.S. mosques.

"I don't know about you," says Farah, "but I'm getting tired of Rick Warren's bad judgments."

The problem? "This time Warren will be schmoozing with the Islamic Society of North America, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood -- just as are al-Qaida, Hamas and most other Muslim terrorist organizations."

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None Dare Call It Marxism

By Rick Pearcey • July 3, 2009, 09:57 AM

David Limbaugh notes ways in which Obama walks and talks ... like ... a ... Marxist, a word that, for the time being, is, apparently, an impolite thing to say in regard to certain people, even if they walk and talk like a Marxist. Read here.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Obama Stands With Tyrants

By Rick Pearcey • July 2, 2009, 12:29 PM

"Honduras is part of a pattern," asserts this editorial in the Washington Times.

On issue after issue (abortion, homosexuality, healthcare, GM, energy, taxes, spending, Iran, Israel, Honduras), the present occupant of the White House operates on the basis of what he wants when he wants it (aka, "living Constitution"), restrained in principle only by the present configuration of political power that may or may not resist him.

Ladies and Gentlemen, that is not Constitutional government. And it exists nowhere in the words or spirit of the Declaration of Independence, which we celebrate in two days, with yearning in our hearts.

Mr. Obama has opened wide the door to tyranny in America -- and beyond. By way of contrast, however, in the spirit of humane and dignified resistance, a free-thinking, self-governing people supports the restoration of Constitutional government in Honduras and the United States.

That is bad news for apparent Chavez and Castro wannabe, Manuel Zelaya, the rogue president of Honduras, given his walking papers.

And it is bad news for Mr. Obama, the rogue president of the United States, who might be better suited to life amid the glories and government health planning genius of Castro's Cuba or Chavez's paradise in fair and equal Venezuela. Both of those guys have Ph.D.s in knowing how to redistribute the wealth. 

By the way, interested parties might check in here for the next flight to Caracas out of Reagan National Airport.

The Curse of Comfortable Christians

By Rick Pearcey • July 2, 2009, 09:12 AM

Jane Chastain at WorldNetDaily issues a trumpet call to those who, unlike Christian President John Adams, are sleep-walking and hot-dogging it through July 4, in careless violation of their dignity as free human beings called to live in community with our Creator and our neighbors across the whole of life, including political life.

Those kind of carefree days and simple-minded celebrations may be gone for the foreseeable future. Especially if you envision a future worth foreseeing.

Remember: Politics -- not to mention little things like freedom and the survival of a nation -- is too important to be left to the vote-grubbers. 

To see how real hope and real change might begin on July 5, read Chastain's article here.

Big Stink: Cap-and-Trade Means Regulate and Subsidize

By Rick Pearcey • July 2, 2009, 08:13 AM

The unconstitutional Washington-centric federal establishment is hoping to dump upon Americans a 1,201-page heap of monstrosity called "The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009."

As a free gift from Obama, Inc., if Americans "buy now!," we get a 300-page addendum without any additional charge, shipping and handling included. All we have to do is submit to pressure sales tactics, refuse to think, and accept permanent citizenship in Dronesville, USA.

However, somebody with a pulse -- House Republican Leader John Boehner -- did the unthinkable and began reading this pile of horse hockey. He has a few choice words for it. You may too, after taking a look at some of the ingredients in this mess. 

Brian Sussman at American Thinker takes a whiff and, overwhelmed with odiferous fumosity, suggests: "Let's place pressure on the Senate to keep this sucker bill from passing its stinky gas."

Folks, this Capitol Hill stinker is yet another sign that Washington is due for a deep and thorough Constitutional and Declarational cleansing. Cap the feds and trade them away.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Time to Revolt: Duke "Gay" Rape Case Elicits Silence

By Rick Pearcey • July 1, 2009, 01:46 PM

"A professor of criminology at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington says the outrage over a homosexual statutory rape case at Duke University is a deafening sound of silence," reports OneNewsNow.

"Frank Lombard, associate director of Duke University's Center for Health Policy, has been accused of molesting his adopted five-year-old African-American son and offering him up for sex with strangers on the Internet," OneNewsNow continues. "Lombard's homosexual partner, who resides in the same house with Lombard, was allegedly unaware of the activities."

Regardless of the legal outcome of this Duke case, it seems crucial to understand that what you have in the homosexual rape and degradation of an adopted black "son" by a white "gay" "parent" is not an aberration, if one accepts and authentically applies the basic presuppositions intrinsic to the homosexualist worldview.  As an example of the moral confusion and capitulation that results from such a view, please see, "Faggot Easy to Defend -- Surprising Help From Secular America."

The attempted sodomization of American society by the forces of monosexist philosophy, with logical certainty, leads to harm for families, parents, and innocent children oppressed by the powers that be. As such, it is an ideological plague affecting society at large and is not limited to private choices among "consenting adults," a moral fiction created and admired for its temporary ability to cover a multitude of sins. 

The cries and screams of homosexually raped children might indicate to some -- willing to think freely outside the confines of secular orthodoxy -- that the "gay" lifestyle is a poor and unfortunate choice, a syndrome in need of healing, not a condition in need of codification. True rebels will hear and respond. The others can speak out courageously as Tinseltown reactionaries celebrated at the Academy Awards.

An insensitive, nonempathetic, and collaborative media may prefer to remain silent in the face of inconvenient facts and of perversity carefully wrapped in the language of "rights" and pretended absolutes created to advance the propaganda needs of the hour, week, year, decade, or generation. However, as the failed Soviet Union eventually learned, truth will win out, even if a "Vichy" press continues to die a slow, agonizing death in violation of its constitutional and humane calling to report the facts and let the chips fall where they may. Meanwhile, other voices will rise up.  

There is hope for a destiny not imagined by ideological tyrants who roam the land, not considered by the priests of culture and celebrities of now who preach a cruel tolerance of "love" without limits, an open door to slime and hate. The slaves and the oppressed can be set free of a behavior and philosophy beneath the dignity and wonder of the individual human being -- man, woman, and child; red and yellow, black and white -- created in the image of a loving and forgiving God in a moral universe. This is a Creator who endows the individual with inalienable rights and calls all of us to a higher, more humane way.

And because there is love, there also is accountability, judgment, and intervention. And a way to tell the truly liberating difference between God-given diversity and love-denying perversity. All of which is intolerable, of course, to those who prefer the oh-so-"free" "love without limits" company of kids.

The innocence of our children is crying out. Do we have ears to hear, a mind to think, a will to revolt? There is much to do. Much to say. Duke is as good a place as any to make a stand.

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