Monday, August 30, 2010

Joe Miller: Let’s Transfer Government Back To The States And The People

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

~ 10th Amendment United States Constitution (Bill of Rights) 1791

This is a great interview with Joe Miller. This man gets it. Good old Bob Schieffer sets up a few straw men, the old "some say" ploy to call Joe a radical, but with our economy in free fall, and the Obama regime spending money at an unprecedented rate, something must be done. Joe knocks Bob’s imaginary friends down quite well while talking common sense.

Joe is also right about Alaska and her resources. As any regular reader here knows, Alaska is rich in natural resources. Developing those resources will go a long way toward making our nation totally energy independent for centuries to come.

As you know, the GOP establishment is meddling in this election, trying to somehow secure a win for Murkowski, who has already said if she doesn’t get her way, she’ll bolt to a third party. That’s HER seat damn it!

As such, Joe Miller can use your support. Check out his website for details.

Sarah Palin Predicts “Final Victory” For Joe Miller

National Review Online caught up with Sarah Palin after the Restoring Honor rally Saturday in Washington and asked for her thoughts on the Senate race and Joe Miller:

Sarah Palin tells National Review Online that she is "very excited" about Joe Miller’s strong showing in Alaska’s GOP Senate primary. Miller, she predicts, will soon have a "final victory" after the absentee votes are counted. "Joe Miller is the right one for Alaska and he’s the right one to help put our country back on the right track," she says.

Miller, Palin adds, "knows that it is time for Alaska to start contributing more to the U.S. with development, with responsible development of our resources — instead of being a ‘taker state,’ being a contributor. We’re so vastly wealthy with our resources but the federal government has to allow us to tap into those resources so that we can become energy secure as a nation."

With all of the behind the scenes nonsense from the GOP’s NRSC and Murkowski, we certainly hope Sarah is right. Joe Miller is the man Alaska and America needs representing us all.

To keep up with the latest, and support Joe as he now takes on the NRSC, stop by his website:

As Sarah Palin Rises, Liberals Admit Their Defeat

If you are paying attention, the left wing women’s groups have been losing their minds because Sarah Palin, and other strong Conservative women, have seized the mantle of feminism from the radical left.

Sarah has proven that women can do anything, including lead the nation. (without even having to hold elected office) Sarah’s message is about strong values and empowerment. Real empowerment.

On the other hand, the radical left feminists have become tools of the equally radical Marxist-democrat party. They do not represent women whatsoever, except for their twisted views on the right to murder their unborn children.

These so-called women’s rights groups are silent when women in this country are attacked, and completely silent on the treatment of women by Islam, which basically enslaves women, treating them as less than human, complete with "honor killings," genital mutilations, and stoning women to death.

As long as it’s in support of Marxist-progressive ideology, these "women’s right’s groups" look the other way. This is why they were silent about serial sexual predator Bill Clinton, and adulterer John Edwards. Being a Marxist means never having to say you’re sorry.

Thankfully, Sarah Palin and her fellow Mama Grizzlies are winning this fight as well.

Jennifer Rubin has a great piece in Commentary Magazine:

Palin in Ascendance, Liberals Admit Defeat

She certainly has them on the run. At the National Mall rally on Saturday, Sarah Palin delivered an eloquent and moving tribute to servicemen and a nonpartisan call to restore — not transform — America. The complete text should be read in full. (If you are not moved to tears by the stories of three heroic military men, you have a heart of stone.)

I admit that I had some serious reservations about the Glenn Beck rally. To put it mildly, I’m no fan of Beck’s, and his rhetoric has given liberals plenty of fodder to paint the right as extreme and incendiary. But both he and certainly Palin conducted themselves well — sticking to general themes of faith and service. That the media could not find a single controversial statement is a tribute to the good judgment and restraint that was exercised.

Meanwhile, Palin clearly has the left in a tizzy. They have finally gotten it: she is redefining feminism. In the New York Times, two liberal feminists exhibit more than a little anxiety over the Palin juggernaut. To put it bluntly, they have Palin envy:

In the 24 months since her appearance onstage in Dayton, Ohio, Ms. Palin has enthralled pundits and journalists who devote countless television hours and column inches to her every Twitter message and Facebook update, while provoking outrage and exasperation from the left. …

The left should be outraged and exasperated by all this — but at their own failings as much as Ms. Palin’s ascension. Since the 2008 election, progressive leaders have done little to address the obvious national appetite for female leadership. And despite (or because of) their continuing obsession with Ms. Palin, they have done nothing to stop an anti-choice, pro-abstinence, socialist-bashing Tea Party enthusiast from becoming the 21st century symbol of American women in politics.

You betcha. You see, Palin has proved by example that a woman politician need not spout the pro-big government, pro-abortion, pro-welfare-state line. "Ms. Palin has spent much of 2010 burnishing her political bona fides and extending her influence by way of the Mama Grizzlies, a gang of Sarah- approved, maverick-y female politicians looking to ‘take back’ America with ‘common-sense’ solutions." She sure did, and she proved herself to be the most effective female politician in the country. Sorry, Hillary — while you have been playing errand girl for the Obama foreign-policy train wreck, Palin has ascended to the throne. (Nancy Pelosi’s days are numbered.) The left is waving the white flag of surrender:

It’s easy of course, for liberals to laugh off Ms. Palin’s "you go, girl!" ethos and increasingly aggressive co-optation of feminist symbols. We progressives discount her references to the women’s movement — not to mention her validity as a candidate — by looking down on her as a dim, opportunistic, mean-girl prom queen, all spunk and no policy muscle. …

If Sarah Palin and her acolytes successfully redefine what it means to be a groundbreaking political woman, it will be because progressives let it happen — and in doing so, ensured that when it comes to making history, there will be no one but Mama Grizzlies to do the job.


And it’s really worse than the New York Times worriers admit. Palin not only trumped the left on style but she also managed to connect on nearly every issue — ObamaCare, bailouts, Israel, taxes, American exceptionalism, and the stimulus plan — in a way the president and his liberal supporters could not. For all of her supposed lack of "policy muscle," it was she who defined the debate on ObamaCare and she who synced up with the Tea Party’s small-government, personal-responsibility, anti-tax-hike message. Who’s short on policy muscle — the White House or Palin? Does "engagement" of despots, Israel-bashing, and capitulation to Russia make for a meaty foreign-policy agenda? Go read a Palin foreign-policy address or two. Plenty of meat and common sense there.

But I give the Times gals credit — they know they are losing the battle to discredit Palin. Now they need to figure out what to do about it. They might start with examining whether their agenda has as much sell as hers.

When you have the right message, a message that actually resonates with the majority of Americans, male and female, You will win hearts and minds. This is exactly what Sarah Palin is doing.

The True Goals of "Social Justice" Revealed By Protester At Restoring Honor Rally

From The Gay Patriot. This loon is trying to say Dr Martin Luther King was all about "social justice." (He wasn’t) Comically, this cat explains all of this, and truthfully says that yes "social justice" is all about wealth re-distribution. (Communism) For some reason the radicals are finally coming out of the closet, so to speak, and admitting what they are all about.

Ben Howe confronts a Progressive protesting the "Restoring Honor" rally yesterday. Funny how the event was at the Lincoln Memorial…. but the misguided protestor was lamely hanging out by himself at the Washington Monument. Heh.

This is three minutes of pure fun as Ben rips this guy apart and demonstrates the sheer lack of principles of the Progressive movement. At the end, the poor fool stammers and shouts "Well, you’re a RACIST and an IDIOT." Yup, when their intellectual argument breaks down after three minutes — Progressives pull the race card out as their last gasp of hope.

This is why I don’t associate with the Gay Left — straight, gay or whatever — this protestor exemplifies the Progressive movement; and the Gay Rights crowd are a keystone of the American Progressive movement.

It IS all about redistribution of wealth. But that isn’t "social justice" folks; it’s Marxist-Communism.

Check out Ben Howe Monday night at 8:30pm (eastern) on Gay Patriot’s America on Blog Talk Radio here

I Want Your Money

Check out this trailer for a new movie opening nationwide on October 15th:

From their website:

Two versions of the American dream now stand in sharp contrast. One views the money you earned as yours and best allocated by you. It champions the traditional American dream, which has played out millions of times through generations of Americans, of improving one’s lot in life and the entrepreneurial spirit of daring to dream and to build big. The other believes that the federal government, using taxpayers’ money, should play a major role in leveling out the nation’s wealth to guarantee outcomes to all, regardless of effort. How America chooses between these two views of the role of government, at this crucial juncture, will have everything to do with the future we and our children and our children’s children will enjoy.

President Barack Obama clearly believes in the larger government view. In his Inaugural Address, he said, "Now there are some who question the scale of our ambitions – who suggest our system cannot tolerate big plans…The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works—whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified." With a federal deficit of nearly one and a half trillion dollars for 2009 and deficit projections of not less than a half a trillion dollars over the next ten years, the question of whether government is too big or too small is very relevant, even vital to the future of the nation.

Join filmmaker Ray Griggs in this documentary film I Want Your Money as he contrasts the two paths the United States can take using the words and actions of Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan. The film uses interviews from well-known public figures, experts, movie clips, dramatic portrayals, music, graphics and even comedic animation to tell the story in the plainest terms of the choice between the Obama and the Reagan views of the role of the federal government in our society. It also examines how these big government programs have been tried in the past at great moral and financial cost to the nation. California is offered as a case-in-point in understanding what economic challenges might face the nation, if we choose the larger government path. Finally, I Want Your Money is a call to action for those who care about the future of the United States.

For more information on the out of control national debt, as well as locations for the movie, check out the website here.

H/T: Bardsmith

Restoring Honor

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Saturday August 28, 2010 will go down in history as the start of a great awakening. America is a great country, the greatest civilization has ever known. The only country where man has been truly free. The problem is, we have lost our way.

Our Founding Fathers based this nation, and it’s Constitution on the fact we all have certain unalienable rights granted to us by our creator. Unlike other nations before, or since, our Constitution was designed to restrain government and protect our God given rights, in order to maintain Liberty and Freedom.

Over the last 100 years, as the Marxist-progressive movement gained more and more control over government, we have seen our rights eroded, and our First Principles ignored. In order for the Marxist-progressives to be successful, they had to work at eroding the morals of the American people. They also had to get God, and any mention of God, out of the public square. To the Statist, Government replaces God. Man replaces God.

Sadly, the left has been most successful at this. As such, we have lost our way.

People who regularly watch Glenn Beck know that he is a man on a mission. Besides his regular weekly show, where he has been doing an amazing job of exposing the corruption that IS the Obama regime, Glenn devotes his Friday show towards educating Americans of their real history.

Glenn has re-introduced America to our leaders. He’s also setting the record straight, correcting the lies Marxist-progressives, who control much of education, thus what is taught as historical fact have been teaching. Glenn has introduced a whole new generation to our real history.

Glenn has had several Black history days, as well as Black leadership forums, including ones our friends Adrienne Ross and Clifton B have participated in. He’s had Hispanic forums as well.

The point is, America needs to not only learn the truth about it’s roots, but get back to them. This Restoring Honor rally is yet another step toward this. Though official numbers aren’t out yet, knowing that the area around the reflecting pool at the Lincoln Memorial holds 250,000 people, and the field beside it holds 350,000, both were full, and people overflowed all around, gives us some idea. So far estimates are from a low of 500,000 to a high of 1 million.

We weren’t able to attend, but did watch the event live courtesy of C-Span. It was the most moving event I have witnessed in quite some time. Beck promised the event would be non-political, and kept his word. He also request that attendees bring no signs, but bring their children. That’s exactly what they did.

Glenn had some amazing guests, including Sarah Palin, who was there not as our leader, but as the mother of a soldier. She told the story of three remarkable heroes and introduced them to the crowd. Dr Alveda King, Dr Martin Luther King’s niece was also there, and gave her own "I have a dream" speech that was amazing.

If you missed the event, we have video, courtesy of The Right Scoop. This truly is must see TV:

For a higher quality version, you can check out C-span here.

Of course, none of this was without controversy. In fact, the left and the media (same thing) lost it’s mind. The same people who are begging for tolerance for the radical Muslims who want to build the 9/11 Victory Mosque at Ground Zero, were outraged that the Restoring Honor rally was allowed to happen.

As this was the anniversary of Dr King’s "I have a dream" speech, a date Beck insists was a coincidence, the radical left was uniquely indignant. How dare all of these Americans talk about Faith, Hope, and Charity, as well as the content of character on the date of a speech that called for all men to be judged by the content of their character, rather than the color of their skin!

Race hustler Al Sharpton threw a counter event, but almost no one showed up. It was nothing more than a hate fest declaring the Restoring Honor rally was "stealing King’s legacy." If that sounds familiar, it’s basically the same argument the radical feminists trot out against Sarah Palin, claiming she’s trying to hijack feminism. The left only has one very small playbook.

Below is a video from Reason TV with host Nick Gillespie. It’s exactly what you expect it to be, but a little more fair than most reporting. I only include it because at one point Gillespie encounters a Black woman and acts stupidly. The best part is when he refers to her as an "African-American." It’s truly worth watching just for her response. She is an AMERICAN and makes that point quite clear! 

I made the mistake of flipping over to CNN, as Fox wasn’t carrying the rally live, and I was quite curious at how the far left would cover this thing. (MSNBC was AWOL) I tuned in as Sarah Palin was speaking, but since all she was talking about was honor and heroism, that wasn’t working for the network.

Hilariously, a little later on, as Reverend C.L. Jackson from Houston, Texas was giving an amazing speech, instead of showing it, the CNN anchorette chose instead to go to their on ground "reporter" who spent the whole time talking about how there were nothing but a lot of white folks there!

The "whole lot of white folks" was a theme for all of the coverage, just as it is a staple for any coverage of Tea Party events, including those headlined by Black conservatives. It’s quite shameful. But par for the course.

Jim Treacher over at the Daily Caller complied a sampling of the biased coverage from the usual suspects that you can see here.

For a photo slideshow of the event go here.

Oh, and remember CNN? Not only are the biased hacks over there, their graphics department ain’t too hot either, as the folks at SondraK point out.

In closing, Beck’s Restoring Honor rally is yet another sign that America is in the middle of a great awakening. More Americans than ever before are engaged in what is going on around them. They are paying attention.They are taking action.

Folks understand now where the wheels started coming off the wagon. Now they are actively working to set things right again. Glenn is playing a big roll in this. His "Founders Fridays" are a must see if you want to learn some real history, and understand how the left has perverted that history for their own gain.

Our Friends over at The Right Scoop archive Beck’s show daily, so a little hunting though their website and you can catch up on any "Founders Friday" you have missed. It is worth the effort to do so.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Rush Limbaugh Talks Tea, The Republican Establishment, And Sarah Palin

This is great video from Rush’s Thursday show. Here he talks about having to defend the Tea Party and Sarah Palin to some people, who want leaders and hate the establishment, but don’t really have the sense to know leadership when they see it.

It’s interesting to hear him talk about absolutely losing it with people in his own home who would rather believe the corrupt media’s caricature of Sarah Palin, rather than the truth. (Man I know that feeling!)

Rush has been a strong supporter of Sarah’s. As long time listeners know, Rush is not known to show John McCain a whole lot of love. In fact, he’s been a regular whipping boy for years. When McCain announced Sarah was going to be his running mate, Rush began calling him "John McBrilliant."

Rush saw what all of us saw, right from the start. Sarah Palin is the real deal.

One piece of wisdom Rush leaves us with: The left always tells you who they fear the most. It’s not hard to figure out, just by the intensity of the left’s attacks on Sarah, that she lives in their heads rent free, and they fear her the most.

Video courtesy of The Right Scoop

Sarah Palin Invites Union Members To Join Her In Common Sense Conservatism And Refutiate Corrupt Leadership

No doubt you’ve read about the attack on Sarah Palin by AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, a violent thug of a man, Thursday morning.

Sarah Palin wasted no time in taking this thug on, with a hard hitting statement. As a strong supporter of hard working men and women everywhere, and a former union member herself, Sarah also called on the rank and file to “take a stand for freedom and independence and dignity.

Powerful words from a powerful lady:

Union Brothers and Sisters, Join Our Commonsense Cause!

Two years ago almost to the day, I was thrilled to meet with union members at the Alaska AFL-CIO Convention in Anchorage to sign important job-creation legislation related to the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act. As a former card-carrying IBEW sister married to a proud former IBEW and later USW member, it was a great moment for all of us. Our Alaska union brothers and sisters helped build our state!

Many of them risked their lives to complete our infrastructure, including the Trans-Alaska Pipeline that stretches over treacherous mountain ranges from the North Slope oil fields to Valdez. By signing that job-creation bill surrounded by union members, I was paying tribute to them and acknowledging that they would be valued partners in the construction of Alaska’s long awaited natural gas pipeline. I was honored that day to receive a standing ovation from them for signing a bill that provided a Project Labor Agreement to bring good jobs to these good men and women.

Today, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka came to Alaska (on a trip paid for with union dues) to preach the usual Beltway nonsense. There was a bit of the politics of personal destruction thrown around, and he mixed it in with the same old big government agenda that has been rejected in union halls, town halls, and voting booths all over our country.

I’m not sure why he’s attacking my record when I’m not the one responsible for the policies resulting in continued mass unemployment and a weak economy (that would be the man in the large white house on Pennsylvania Avenue). Among my “crimes,” the union boss cited the fact that I sometimes write notes on my hand (guilty as charged!); that I appear on cable television every once in a while to comment on the news (it’s called the First Amendment, Rich); and that my commonsense conservatism makes him laugh. Well, I guess that’s better than the failed leftwing big government policies of “his friend” Barack Obama, which makes the rest of us cry.

Trumka’s even worried I’m going to get violent against him. It’s kind of ironic that a union boss has the gall to accuse anyone of threatening violence. After all, we remember the violent attempts by SEIU to intimidate those who wanted to make their voices heard in last year’s town halls. And unlike Trumka, I never threatened that any effort to break a picket line would lead to violence. Come to think of it, neither did I ever hide behind the Fifth Amendment during a federal investigation about union corruption. Then again, I was just an ordinary, card-carrying union member, not one of the big shots who ended up, unfortunately, giving unions a bad name.

Trumka’s attempts to put himself on the side of the working man and woman would be more convincing if he weren’t a career union boss who’s spent most of his life in DC. No surprise then that his priorities aren’t the priorities of the average working man or woman, but of the Beltway power player. My fellow union brothers and sisters have had their union dues squandered for far too long by a few of the union bosses who work for partisan politics and not the good blue collar Americans who have to fund their cushy salaries.

Trumka purposely misquoted something I said in a speech I gave in Texas a few months ago. Let me clarify things for him: I never called union members “thugs.” You lie. I called some union leadersthugs.” And I refuse to apologize for that because they have acted like thugs – at least in this day and age.

In the past there were many great union leaders who courageously defended the rights of workers. Unions were founded for all the right reasons! They were to give working men and women the clout to negotiate fairly with their employers and to fight for decent pay and working conditions. The unions of old would often end up fighting big government on behalf of the little guy.

Today’s unions seem to be big government’s most enthusiastic supporters. It’s turned into some nonsense when union bosses back the government takeover of the car industry, and the mortgage industry, and the entire health care sector. And with the help of big government they aim to push through card check legislation that some characterize as being unfair to workers, and even un-American, because of its insistence on stripping workers of their right to privacy with a secret ballot. And that’s not just me voicing concern over card check – ask current union members how comfortable they are with what some of their leaders are saying about the legislation.

To my hardworking, patriotic brothers and sisters in the labor movement: you don’t have to put up with the scare tactics and the big government agenda of the union bosses. There is a different home for you: the commonsense conservative movement. It cares about the same things you and I care about: a government that doesn’t spend beyond its means, an economy focused on creating good jobs with good wages, and a leadership that is proud of America’s achievements and doesn’t go around apologizing to everyone for who we are.

This November, you have a choice. You can go with the flow and merely pull the lever the way they tell you to. Or you can join millions of others, and take a stand for freedom and independence and dignity, while still being part of a greater working community.

Join us. I promise you, you won’t regret it, and Americans who want good jobs for our families will be better off for it!

- Sarah Palin

When are these Marxist-democrats going to learn?

I believe a man would have better luck fighting a buzz-saw than going after Sarah Palin when she’s riled up. This union thug, Richard Trumka has stepped in it big time.

We say this more and more every day, but there is a reason why we strongly support Sarah Palin. She doesn’t take nothin’ from nobody. Other so-called leaders in the Republican are too timid. They allow, no .... they ENABLE the Marxist-progressives as they destroy our nation. When attacked they run. Sarah Palin doesn’t flinch.

Sarah Palin has the heart of a lion, and the fight of a grizzly bear. She is one of our nation’s great leaders.

Organized labor has turned into organized crime, run by violent, corrupt men who shake down employers, and exploit the worker, all for their personal gain.

Public approval of labor unions is near the all time record low. Heavy handed thuggery doesn’t help their cause one bit.

Sarah Palin is a lifelong reformer. I suspect reforming organized labor just got moved up towards the top of her list of things to do when she takes Office as President in 2013.Workers, employers, and the nation will be better for it.

Remember you useless, corrupt, union thug leaders, when your members throw you out on your asses, you have Richard Trumka to thank. He’s the one who pulled Mama Grizzly’s tail.

AFL-CIO Union [Thug] President [And Obama Adviser] Who Attacked Sarah Palin Has Long History Of Violence And Murder

Union corruption and violence is nothing new. Been with us from the very start. We’ve written about it ourselves, covering such events as Barack Obama’s personal union thugs from the SEIU attacking Kenneth Gladney at a 2009 townhall meeting in St Louis, and the attacks in California.

In St Louis Gladney, a black man, was attacked by a horde of Obama’s purple shirted SEIU storm troopers who beat the man unconscious, stomping him all the while calling him a n*gg*r.

Labor unions are nothing more than organized crime, havens for Marxists-progressives (communists) and anti-American types. Their entire purpose is to shake down employers and members in order to enrich and empower the leadership.

And shill for the Marxist-democrat party, of course.

Anyhow, this thug leader, Richard Trumka, one of Barack Obama’s top labor advisers, decided to take a swing at Sarah Palin. As expected, he did this by spewing hate, lies, and suggesting violence. He’s a thug, it’s what they do.

Part of what this thug had to say:

And down in Tyler, Texas, she’s talking about — and I quote — 'union thugs.' What? Her husband’s a union man. Is she calling him a thug? Sarah Palin ought to know what union men and women are...

That’s poisonous. There’s history behind that rhetoric. That’s how bosses and politicians in decades past justified the terrorizing of workers, the murdering of organizers.....She’s using crosshairs to illustrate targeted legislators.

She’s on the wrong side of the line there. She’s getting close to calling for violence. And some of her fans take that stuff seriously. We’ve got legislators in America who have been living with death threats since the health care votes.

Read more here.

Obviously, this guy is a liar. We all know better than what this idiot is spouting. It’s funny, for all of the supposed "violence" from patriots like Sarah, and the Tea Party, it always turns out to be some left wing freak that is behind it all.

The latest example of this involves the firebombing of Congressman Russ Carnahan’s office. The media was quick to blame the Tea Party and conservatives in general. Turns out the culprit (allegedly) was Chris Powers who worked for Carnahan as a paid staffer. It seems that Carnahan stiffed the guy, owed him money. In typical loving, understanding far left fashion, Powers thought it best to firebomb the Congressman’s office as the best way to get paid his due.

Of course, when you side is led by people like street thug ... er ... "community organizer" Barack Obama, murdering terrorist Bill Ayers, and this major league thug Richard Trumka, what are you gonna do?

Big Government has the whole sordid tale here.

Speaking of Trumka, YID with LID has compiled a nice little compilation of his "greatest hits." And by "hits" I mean that in the "Goodfellows" sort of way!

* UMWA President Richard Trumka…urged union members to…‘kick the (expletive) out of every last one of ‘em.’ ("Sabotage Attempt Foiled at Peabody Coal Beltline." Nashville News [Nashville, IL] 8 Sept. 1993)

* "You’d have to be very naVve to believe that if management brought in scabs, there won’t be something somewhere."(Sands, David R. "Striking miners: Big Coal not serious." Washington Times 3 Sept. 1993)

* "I’m saying if you strike a match and you put your finger in it, you’re likely to get burned. That doesn’t mean I’m threatening to burn you. That just means if you strike the match, and you put your finger in it, common sense will tell you it’ll burn your finger."( McClain, John D. "Violence possible UMW chief says." Virginian-Pilot [Hampton Roads, VA] 3 Sept.1993)

Mr. Trumka can't be accused of being "all talk." With the help of his fellow union thugs his words were translated into violent action.

* 1993 UMW strike against Peabody Coal -- Eddie York, a 39 year old nonunion worker, "was shot in the back of the head and killed" leaving a job in Logan County, West Virginia. "Guards told police the truck careened across the road and went into a ditch. When guards rushed over to check on York, they continued to be pelted with rocks, guards told police."(Sanders, Pat. "Trumka calls for peace as probe continues." Charleston Daily Mail 24 July 1993)

* In a detailed account of the York murder and subsequent investigation, Reader’s Digest noted that "UMW President Richard Trumka did not publicly discipline or reprimand a single striker present when York was killed. In fact, all eight were helped out financially by the local." Eventually, the union agreed to let the company "dismiss the eight original defendants if they were convicted," but when the company "issued letters of dismissal to the seven pickets who pleaded guilty," the union filed a grievance on their behalf.(Fitzgerald, Randy. "Murder in Logan County." Reader's Digest Feb. 1995)

You know what other democrat organization used to shelter their violent members if they had trouble with the law?

The Klan.

Take a peak at this short film discussing the York murder:

The Lid continues:

* 1985 UMW strike against A.T. Massey Coal -- "At the Sprouse Creek Processing Co., Buddy McCoy was a union man who crossed the picket line to become a foreman. ‘I had a family to care for,’ says McCoy, who received a three-stitch gash in the head from marauding strikers after his defection." (Trippett, Frank. "Violence in the Coalfields." Time. 21 June 2005)

* 1989 UMW strike against Pittston Coal -- Virginia Circuit Court JudgeDonald McGlothlin Jr. declared that "the evidence shows beyond any shadow of a doubt that violent activities are being organized, orchestrated and encouraged by the leadership of this union." (Feder, Don. "Senate takes a walk on issue of labor unrest." Boston Herald 29 Apr. 1990)

* Unanimous Virginia Supreme Court reinforced Judge McGlothlin’s findings: "Union officials took active roles in these unlawful activities. Notwithstanding the large fines, the Union never represented to the court that it regretted or intended to cease its lawless actions. To the contrary, the utter defiance of the rule of law continued unabated." (Miller, Steven. "Louts and Rat World." Nevada Journal July 1990)

Even after he left the Union to go to the AFL-CIO, Trumka incited violence in the UMWA

* When Trumka and UMWA President Cecil Roberts came to Bentleyville, Pennsylvania in April 1998, fifty rank-and-file union members gathered outside the hall where they spoke to protest their leaders' policies. "Within minutes," wrote leftwing journalist Paul Scherrer, "a group of UMWA officials and their supporters attacked the protesting miners, ripping leaflets and protest signs from their hands. Several miners were punched, knocked to the ground and kicked repeatedly. [Richard] Cicci was hit with a piece of lumber and suffered a large gash on his head." "Richard Trumka," reported Scherrer, "refused to answer questions about the assault." In other words, by his silence he gave tacit assent to such violence.

Before he brands other people as using incendiary language AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka should look at his own house, because he is a union thug of the worst kind. Sarah Palin has never told people to harm others. On the other hand, as UMWA President Richard Trumka, used rhetoric that not only seemed to be calling for violence, but excused it after it happened.

Read more here.

David Horowitz’s Discover The Networks, a website every American should have bookmarked as a ready reference of all left-wingers, has an incredible amount of information on Trumka, including this about a money laundering scheme that involved some of the most prominent Marxist-democrats in America:

One condition of the AFL-CIO merger of 1955 was that outright Communists be purged from CIO unions. The AFL-CIO in 1957 instituted a rule that required any union official invoking his Fifth Amendment right (to avoid incriminating himself before a congressional committee) to be removed from his position. But when Richard Trumka twice invoked his Fifth Amendment right in a case involving a corruption and money-laundering scandal during the late 1990s, the response by AFL-CIO President John Sweeney was to purge the rule instead of the rule-breaker Trumka.

This case involved the Teamsters Union, whose President Ron Carey faced likely defeat in his 1996 run for re-election. According to congressional testimony, Carey agreed to raise $1 million for the Democratic National Committee if $100,000 could be provided to him immediately to finance his re-election campaign. In this shell game, as witnesses explained it, the Teamsters Union paid $150,000 to the AFL-CIO, the same amount which its Secretary-Treasurer Richard Trumka immediately thereafter gave from AFL-CIO accounts to the leftwing political group Citizen Action, which within days provided $100,000 to the Carey campaign.

Among those named by witnesses and investigators as involved in this scheme to illegally fund and influence a union election were Richard Trumka, Ron Carey, Andrew Stern, AFSCME President Gerald McEntee, Bill Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff Harold Ickes, and Clinton-Gore fundraiser Terry McAuliffe.

We certainly recognize the names above. McAuliffe is the former Chairman of the Democrat National Committee, and headed Bill Clinton’s multimillion-dollar legal defense fund during the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

Andy Stern, a communist, who just stepped down as the head of the SEIU, is also one of Obama’s BFF’s, and has visited the White House more than any single person since the Obama regime has been in power.

Obama, and really the Marxist-democrat party as a whole, is very comfortable hanging with organized crime.

For more on Trumka and his lengthy career as a union thug leader, visit Discover The Networks here.

Honestly, Im not sure what gets me going more, the fact this thug had the gall to trash talk Sarah Palin with a bunch of lies, or the fact this loser is one of Barack Obama’s top advisers. I mean this guy has some serious nerve to call someone out, falsely accuse them of instigating violence, when they themselves are nothing more Than violent, murderous criminals themselves.

Violent thugs like AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka are why I support, and encourage all Americans to support, the National Right To Work Law.

Living in Texas, a Right To Work State, I can tell you it is a major reason why our economy is the nation’s strongest, and has been for years. Unions destroy every industry the dominate. That’s just the facts.In Right To Work States, they have little influence, or power.

I have no problem with workers that want to organize for their benefit. That should always be their right. By the same token though, no worker should ever be forced to pay a third party just for the privilege of employment. This is no better than paying the local mafioso "tribute" for the right to exist.

Unions provide absolutely no service to workers. They only exist to enrich their leadership, and gain power, by using union dues to fund Marxist-democrat candidates and far left causes.

Sarah Palin is a big girl, she’ll handle this thug like she handles the others who dare tangle with her, but what does it say about our nation that we allow such a violent man to be a close adviser to the President of the United States?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sarah Palin, Allen West, And Jesse Kelly Bring The Awesome To America’s Nightly Scoreboard

David Asman is on of our favorite anchors at Fox Business News (and all of Fox for that matter) He is a superb analyst and interviewer. His show, America’s Nightly Scoreboard, is must see TV.

Wednesday night he had on Sarah Palin and the two talked about a wide range of topics, including the stunning victory in progress of Joe Miller’s over Lisa "Daddy’s Girl" Murkowski.

Also joining in are Lt Col Allen West, who Sarah endorsed this spring, and won big in Florida last night, as well as Arizona’s Jesse Kelly.

All three of these outstanding leaders shine here and show why we need them in D.C.

We like Asman’s style. He asks questions, then actually allows his guests to answer them. In this format, Sarah gets a chance to really elaborate on what she’s thinking. She also gives us an insight into her management style.

Video courtesy of PalinTV and The Right Scoop.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch: Alaska Elections Show Sarah Palin A Bigger Force Than Commentators Suggest

Tuesday night was wild to say the least. Your humble blogger is still trying to catch up. One quote that caught my eye, via Twitter is noteworthy though.

Jack Welch, the well respected former CEO of General Electric, took time away from talking baseball to weighed in on Sarah Palin and the phenomenal night she and Joe Miller had in Alaska:

Alaska elections show Palin a bigger force than commentators suggest...Tough being an incumbent so far

After wading through all of the media on Wednesday, suffice it to say that a whole lot of folks share Mr Welch’s opinion!

Monday, August 23, 2010

The Greatest Campaign Ad Ever! Young Mattie Fein vs Jane Harman

Man I love this ad. Funny, memorable, and more importantly, to the point.

Mattie Fein is running against an entrenched Marxist-democrat, Jane Harman, whose husband Sidney Harman just purchased Newsweek. Harman, from California's District 36, obviously has a dollar advantage, but ads like this will most certainly help get Mattie some attention and get her message out there. 

Harman has a lot of ethics issues, but owning part of a company that is selling sensitive materials to Iran is probably at the top of the heap. She's also on board with all of the Obama regime's disasterous policies, and is pushing for big cuts in military spending at one of the most dangerous times in world history. It won't be easy, but Jane Harman is most definitely one of the Marxist-democrats who need to be shown the door in November.

Mattie Fein has a well rounded resume, and a solid understanding of how both business and government opperate. From her website:

Mattie Fein has a wealth of experience in national and international policy and media. She was an Associate Producer at CNBC and creator of public television’s educational programming for children that promoted cultural awareness and literacy. She has developed strategy for The Washington Times’ Insight Magazine. Her clients have included presidents and CEOs in industries ranging from hotels to tourism to defense, labor, law and firms in Washington, D.C., New York, and London.

Ms. Fein has been a contributor to the Financial Times and CBS MarketWatch and has served as a frequent guest on the BBC regarding Argentine political and economic affairs. Her opinions have been published in publications including the Miami Herald. She was invited by the Foreign Policy Institute of Turkey and Bilkent University to speak about democratic Elections in Iraq, women’s issues in Muslim countries, and human rights.

As a Vice President of The Lichfield Group, Ms. Fein has advised companies and non-governmental organizations on a broad range of issues, including Net Neutrality, the Henry J. Hyde United States and India Nuclear Promotion Act of 2006 to fortify a strategic partnership between the two secular democracies, and the preparation of indictments on war crimes and genocide against Tamil civilians and victims of war crimes in Sri Lanka.

Ms. Fein has served as Communications Director for the American Freedom Agenda, an organization devoted to restoring checks and balances and protections against government abuses. She also was performing the same duties for a new sister organization, The First Branch. Its central mission is to defend and assert congressional prerogatives and responsibilities from presidential usurpation, and to educate voters of the necessity of supporting congressional candidates who will not surrender vital powers over war and peace, taxing and spending or control of information about what the government is doing and why.

As a youth, Ms. Fein was active in theater and the arts and was granted early admission to university on scholarship. She has continued to be actively involved in the arts and dance. She was involved in the oldest women's theater group in the country at Horizons Theatre, which won the Helen Hayes Award for Best New Play.

In addition, Ms. Fein is an avid horsewoman. She has been involved in humanitarian charities within the community that assist third-world countries in education and health programs. She has been a supporter of therapeutic riding for physically and mentally handicapped children, introduced therapeutic riding into international games, and sponsored children from Haiti with special needs.

Ms. Fein resides in Venice, and has three children: a son, 24, who is an actor; a daughter, 20, studying biology and zoology; and a daughter, 14.

Pretty solid resume. As we say all of the time, ever Marxist-democrat, in every election, at every level needs to be defeated. With that said, if you are looking for someone to throw some support behind, Mattie Fein is worth the effort. She is definitely a Mama Grizzly. Check out her website: You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sarah Palin’s Powerful Message: Let’s Get Things Done

On Wednesday, the 9oth anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote, Sarah Palin posted a powerful Facebook note that not only spells out her endorsement philosophy and her battle plan, but also takes time to answer a rather silly attempt by the death cult that is Emily’s List to make themselves relevant.

Sarah also talks about one of the first death panel decisions, one that will effect women with breast cancer.

Oh, and she makes some exciting new endorsements as well.

Let’s take a look at this:

Proud to Support More Women Leaders on the 90th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

Today marks the 90th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment which granted American women the right to vote. Words cannot express the depth of gratitude we owe to those brave feminist foremothers who struggled and sacrificed, endured imprisonment and ridicule, and fought fearlessly to grant future generations of American women a voice. We stand on their shoulders. Our opportunities are their legacy; our achievements, their monument.

In honor of their sacrifice and triumph, I’m proud to endorse another group of strong American women who continue this tradition of service to our country. Their willingness to make sacrifices in order to serve others and make this world a better place by empowering individual Americans deserves our support.

Regardless of whether the many candidates I’ve had the honor of endorsing win or lose this time around, I support them because they boldly shake things up in their primary races. They don’t just sit on the sidelines whining; instead, they are in the arena fighting for commonsense constitutional conservative solutions; and in their oft-characterized (and enormously challenging) "underdog" status, they all exemplify the qualities of a winner who will serve admirably and for all the right reasons.

This is what we admire most about Sarah Palin. She is a strong, decisive leader. She has a solid plan, and has the courage to execute it. She also confuses the hell out of the Beltway elite! The ruling class is all in a tizzy trying to figure out just what in the world Sarah is up to. She’s not following the script. Can’t have that!

It’s actually pretty simple. Sarah loves competition. She knows it makes everyone better. She also knows far too many elected officials are in "safe" seats. This is especially true in the House of Representatives. Through a combination of gerrymandering and showering money on their districts, many congresscritters have turned what was supposed to be honorable and TEMPORARY public service into lifetime employment.

Until we can pass a constitutional amendment establishing term limits for Congress, what Sarah Palin is doing is exactly what we need. Everyone running for office should have a primary challenge, even the good ones. It makes them work for it. Makes them address the issues, and it serves to remind them that it’s not "their seat" they are sitting in. It belongs to the people, and they only sit there by our consent.

Sarah has a level of influence few will ever enjoy, and She is one of those rare breeds that understands how to use it. Politicians are generally too timid, more worried about holding on to their own power, to actually change the game.

It’s obvious Sarah cares more about righting this nation, getting our Republic back on firm footing, than her own political gains, which ... somewhat ironically ... is exactly why her own political future is so bright.

So let us highlight some more winners.

Martha Roby served on the Montgomery City Council where she fought tax increases and worked hard to reduce government spending. She’s now running to represent Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District with a strong message of reform to get our country back on the right track. Please join me in supporting this hardworking, proud mother of two by visiting her website at and following her on Facebook and Twitter.

Renee Ellmers is a true citizen-politician running in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District. Having worked in the health care industry all her life, she joined countless other concerned Americans at the town hall meetings last summer to protest the disastrous Obamacare legislation. And she didn’t stop there!

Renee decided to join the ranks of patriotic mothers across the country who have the courage to run for office this year and fight to make sure our children have as bright a future as we were given. Renee has an uphill battle against a truly out of touch incumbent who made news not too long ago when he was caught on video assaulting a student who asked him if he supported the Obama agenda. Simple enough question, but this Democrat Congressman who’s been in Washington for 14 years turned violent rather than answer it.

My point with this is that Renee is willing to answer that question. She supports a commonsense conservative agenda which will put our country back on sound fiscal footing. Please visit Renee’s website at and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

We are very happy to see Sarah endorse Renee Ellmers. We endorsed her some time back. She has been working tirelessly, campaigning to replace a truly bad Congressman. Renee has the strong work ethic and common sense values to make a real impact in Washington.

Jackie Walorski will make an excellent representative of Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District, having been born and raised there and serving as a state representative for the past five years. She knows the people, she knows the issues that matter to them, and most importantly, she knows what she stands for – limited government, fiscal restraint, and a proper respect for our Constitution. The incumbent Democrat she’s running against has already launched his first attack ad against her, so I hope you’ll join me in standing with Jackie. She truly knows what public service means. Please visit her website at and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Vicky Hartzler is determined to shake things up in Missouri’s 4th Congressional District. She ran an underdog campaign to win her primary and is now determined to challenge a 17-term Democrat incumbent who has long lost touch with the good people of Missouri. Vicky grew up on her family farm and is still a farmer with her husband.

Her diverse background includes being a teacher, a state legislator, a grassroots organizer, a successful small business owner, and a proud mom of a wonderful daughter. She’s a dynamic commonsense conservative who is running to get our economy and long-term fiscal security back on track for her daughter and all of our children. Please visit this farmer’s daughter’s website and learn more about Vicky at and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Pam Bondi and Brenna Findley are running for Attorney General in their states – Pam in Florida, and Brenna in Iowa. These are both bold, sharp, selfless women who will respect our Constitution, defend their states, protect our rights, and push back against any overreach of the federal government.

We desperately need these conservative leaders who won’t kowtow to the Obama administration’s big government overreach into our states, small businesses, families, and individual lives. Please visit Pam’s website at and Brenna’s at

Also on the state level, I would like to endorse Beth Chapman who is running for re-election as Secretary of State of Alabama and will continue to serve the good people there with distinction, integrity, and common sense. Let’s not forget that reform often begins with the tough work at the local level, and it’s important to get good conservative reformers working from the ground up. Please visit her website at

On this anniversary of women’s suffrage, let’s take a moment to be grateful for the diversity of the debate. Women don’t walk in lockstep with each other in politics, any more than men do. We should be proud of our ability to engage in a civil discussion and healthy debate. I know I am.

Unfortunately, I’ve recently come under attack for speaking up for sisters who seek to serve in public office. The sad part is that the attack comes from other sisters who happen to be on the other side of an issue that has been of great importance to American women from the time of our feminist foremothers, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, down to today. I’m speaking of the issue of life.

I feel compelled to offer some advice to our sisters who like to throw stones at those of us who respectfully disagree with them on this issue (and they sometimes refuse to even countenance the fact that some of us can call ourselves feminists and disagree with those who claim the mantle of "real feminists").

First, ladies, it’s hard to take a critic seriously when they lecture you wearing a bear suit. So, it’s difficult for me to drum up much outrage at this latest ad. But, really, lying about a sister while wearing an Ewok outfit is no way to honor our foremothers on the eve of the 90th anniversary of their victory. But, that aside, I’d love to know where you got those get-ups. Halloween is just around the corner, and Piper and Trig would look adorable as little grizzly bears.

We love how Sarah just hammers these idiots over at Emily’s List, a death cult that exists solely to promote abortions for all. We saw this idiotic video the other day, and frankly have been laughing so hard we simply hadn’t posted or commented:

All words fail to do this justice. Suffice it to say, people take one look at these clowns and can’t stop laughing. This bunch has really gone off the deep end. They can't compete in the marketplace of ideas, so they are forced to lie their asses off while dressed up in ridiculous outfits.

We simply LOVE that Sarah has this effect on her enemies. Exposes them for all to see, and reject.

How about a little pallet cleanser? Here’s the genuine article:

One final thing, Thomas over at Palin Promotions reports these Ewoks from the Emily’s List death cult are pure astroturf.

More from Sarah:

We face so many challenges today. We struggle to provide a better future for our children despite our economic downturn and a federal government intent on robbing from our children’s tomorrow to pay for politicians’ recklessness today.

We struggle against the Obama administration’s pending decision to remove a drug treatment for breast cancer based on cost considerations and what could be argued as a person’s "productivity in life" rather than medicine.

Death panels

We struggle against our reliance on foreign countries to provide necessary energy supplies while America’s plentiful energy resources sit idle, warehoused under locked-up lands, just as the unemployed sit and wait for government to allow them the opportunity to responsibly utilize our resources. We struggle to ensure that America is strong and vigilant so that our sons and daughters can live by the motto "Peace through Strength."

We may disagree about how to get there, but I’d like to think that we all want an America that is strong, prosperous, peaceful, and free.

So, ladies, let’s lead. In the words of that great American woman, Abigail Adams, "We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them." Let’s get things done.

~ Sarah Palin

Accountability, national security, energy independence, and the American spirit. Sarah hits it all here. It’s no wonder Sherman Frederick wrote that "One Sarah Palin equals three Barack Obamas"!

Sarah is focused like a laser on helping Americans take back our government from the ruling class. She is the kind of leader we rarely see anymore. Intelligent and courageous, she is going where others fear to tread.

Las Vegas Review-Journal: One Sarah Palin Equals Three Barack Obamas

In the political parlor game of who helps who the most, it's not even close. One Sarah Palin equals three Barack Obamas when it comes to energizing and connecting with the Nevada voters

~ Sherman Frederick, Publisher: Las Vegas Review-Journal

We are liking Sherman’s logic here. For the shear energy Sarah Palin brings to any issue, no one can beat her, especially Obama. From his weekly column:

I never doubted Sarah Palin would support Sharron Angle in a big way in her bid to upset Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Now comes word from The Daily Caller that the Palin cavalry is on the horizon. You can read the report here.

Will Palin's active involvement in support of Angle help her?

You bet.

It's the X-factor that the Reid camp most dreads. Despite spending millions to throw everything but the kitchen sink at Angle thus far, the Reid campaign can't open any kind of substantial lead. That's a bad sign for Sen. Reid, who has long maintained a big disconnect with most Nevada voters. According to the last Review-Journal poll, Angle has closed the gap to come within 2 points of Reid.

So, as summer breaks into fall, the Angle/Reid race shapes up to have President Barack Obama in Reid's corner and Sarah Palin in Angle's corner.

In the political parlor game of who helps who the most, it's not even close. One Sarah Palin equals three Barack Obamas when it comes to energizing and connecting with the Nevada voters.

According to the latest Rasmussen poll Sharron Angle is tied with Harry Reid, two points up if you count those who are leaning her way. .

Clint Didier: Sarah Palin Is Working Her Tail Off For This Country

Let me tell you what, don’t you take anything away from Sarah Palin, Sarah Palin is working her tail off for this country. She’s been all over this country to different states. She’s going where she thinks she can do the most good, I just thank her for her efforts.

~ Clint Didier

From an interview with Clint Didier by Anna King in OPB News, via Palin TV:

The Senate candidate that had backing from the Tea Party, Clint Didier garnered about 12 percent of the vote on Tuesday’s primary election.

Didier relied heavily on his endorsement from Sarah Palin for his bid against Republican Dino Rossi.

Didier says although Palin didn’t come to Washington, her backing still helped his campaign.

Clint Didier: "Let me tell you what, don’t you take anything away from Sarah Palin, Sarah Palin is working her tail off for this country. She’s been all over this country to different states. She’s going where she thinks she can do the most good, I just thank her for her efforts."

He’s best known for his NFL football career. Late Tuesday night Didier said he hasn’t decided yet if he will run for elected office again.

Clint is a class act.

We also agree with Clint. Sarah Palin’s love of this great nation shows in how hard she is working to defeat the evil that has gripped this nation. She is the one leader who is working tirelessly to stop the Obama regime in it’s tracks and restore Freedom and Liberty.

Like George Washington before her, she may not win every battle, but you can bet she’ll lead us to the ultimate victory.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

"We Remember" A New Message From Keep America Safe

A powerful video from Liz Cheney’s group Keep America Safe that features victims of 9/11 speaking out against the Ground Zero Victory Mosque.

Flashback: Barack Obama Says Muslim Call To Prayer “One of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”

In the wake of Obama's big endorsement for the Ground Zero Victory Mosque, better known as the Cordoba House, I think it's time for a big "told ya so" to everyone who went nuts when sane people were pointing to all of the warning signs about Obama and his radicalism.

One had to really work at it not to see what America was in for if it elected Barack Obama.

We could go on for days about Obama's long time affiliation with the members of the domestic terror group Weather Underground, whose Marxist founders are still quite active. Then there is his hate filled, racist, anti-American preacher Reverend "God Damn America" Wright, whose "church" openly supports Hamas. Then there is his buddy Khalidi, a former spokesman for Hamas. (just to name a few)

Too many American's ignored the warnings. Again, one could go on for days talking about the whys and hows, and the stupidity of it all.

Anyhow, hopefully Americans are starting to open their eyes and realize what we are dealing with here.

I still remember people going nuts if anyone even suggested that Obama was a Muslim, or leaned that way. Of course, since being elected, Obama has gone out of his way to promote his Muslim brothers while ignoring American traditions of all kind.

Way back in March of 2007 writing for the New York Times, Nicholas Kristof gave us our first clue:

Obama: Man of the world

The conventional wisdom about Barack Obama is that he’s smart and charismatic but so inexperienced that we should feel jittery about him in the Oval Office.

But that view is myopic. In some respects, Mr. Obama is far more experienced than other presidential candidates.

His experience as an antipoverty organizer in Chicago, for example, gives him a deep grasp of a crucial 21st-century challenge — poverty in America — that almost all politicians lack. He says that grass-roots experience helps explain why he favors not only government spending programs, like early childhood education, but also cultural initiatives, like efforts to promote responsible fatherhood.

In foreign policy as well, Mr. Obama would bring to the White House an important experience that most other candidates lack: he has actually lived abroad. He spent four years as a child in Indonesia and attended schools in the Indonesian language, which he still speaks.

I was a little Jakarta street kid,” he said in a wide-ranging interview in his office (excerpts are on my blog, He once got in trouble for making faces during Koran study classes in his elementary school, but a president is less likely to stereotype Muslims as fanatics — and more likely to be aware of their nationalism — if he once studied the Koran with them.

Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”

You can read more here.

It's interesting that a guy who thinks we have 57 states (or possibly more) and talks about Navy "corpse-men" can recall "the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent."


This, BTW, is the opening lines from the prayer, in English:

Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme!
Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme!
I witness that there is no god but Allah
I witness that there is no god but Allah
I witness that Muhammad is his prophet...

If you can get past the voice over, this video has the Muslim call to prayer Obama describes as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.

Here's another video of Obama dissing the Christian faith that has surfaced. It's interesting to note that some of the things he mocks from the Bible, are actually being done today in the name of Mohammed and Islam. Make of this what you will:

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sarah Palin's Approval Continues To Soar Above Other 2012 Contenders

The latest from Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows a tie between the top Republican contenders for the 2012 nomination. At this early stage, that sounds about right. We are two years away from the actual election, and 16-18 months from the primaries. These polls are mostly entertainment for us political junkies, and damned near meaningless in real life, however, we do see trends that do matter.

Past the horse race, the trends are quite telling, from the internals of the polling:

Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion
of Sarah Palin?

Favorable….. 76%
Unfavorable .. 17%
Not sure …… 7%

Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion
of Newt Gingrich?

Favorable…… 65%
Unfavorable…. 19%
Not sure …… 16%

Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion
of Mike Huckabee?

Favorable…. .62%
Unfavorable . .14%
Not sure….. .25%

Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion
of Mitt Romney?

Favorable…… 57%
Unfavorable … 21%
Not sure ….. 22%

Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion
of Ron Paul?

Favorable…… 36%
Unfavorable … 25%
Not sure …… 40%

Now these are Republican voters, so this is important. Sarah has consistently had the highest approval among Republicans going back to the first polling on this. Always in the 70's. What has happened though, is her unfavorables have dropped significantly. And when you look at the "not sures", they have been reduced to almost nothing.

On the other hand, Mitt Romney, the establishment's show pony has taken a big hit. His favorables have dropped below 60 percent. He is a 19 points behind Sarah. Romney's unfavorables have climbed to the highest among the group of serious contenders. (Ron Paul was included in the poll, presumably for comic relief.)

It looks like Romney's loss in Newt Gingrich's gain. Newt, like Sarah, has been out there and actually engaging in the public discourse, while Romney has been silent on the topics of the day. People today want real leaders, and Romney simply doesn't know how.

The interesting part in all of this is the fact that Newt, Huckabee, and especially Romney are all salivating at the thought of sitting in the Oval Office, while Sarah Palin has remained quite uncommitted, choosing instead to focus entirely on November 2010. In our mind, this is WHY Sarah has the highest favorability rating, and why she has always been perceived as a true leader.

She has her priorities right.

She's also right on the issues, which certainly doesn't hurt.

In contrast, latest polling show that Obama is continuing to crash and burn. At this point anyone with a pulse, and an R beside their name, will beat Obama in 2012.

Today's Gallup Daily Tracking Poll, which is based on a three day averaging of data, has Obama's approval at only 42 percent, with his disapproval at a whopping 51 percent. This is the lowest of his presidency.

Palin 76 Obama 42.

You tell me how this ends.

Sarah Palin: Barack Obama Is Too Divisive Needs To Listen To America

Sarah Palin, appearing on Greta's show Monday night, live from Wasilla, Alaska talked about the Cordoba House, or Ground Zero Mosque, if you will:

As usual, Sarah was very straightforward on this issue. One point she made very clear: Both Barack Obama and the Muslims behind Cordoba House are too divisive. This project is ripping at the hearts of all Americans. It is a slap in the face to every decent person. We understand why the radicals want this thing built. It's not about "bringing tolerance and understanding." As Sarah said, she ain't buying it, and neither are we. There are 100 mosques in New York City. Let 'em work on tolerance out of all of those, rather than build this thing.

Though the Cordoba House seems to be dominating the headlines, the reason Greta made the trek to Alaska is she and Sarah are exploring ANWR, and the Arctic Circle. Sarah is on a mission to tell the truth about Alaska's untapped natural resources, as well as ANWR. As she shows us, this is not the "pristine" landscape the environmental extemists always portray in their TV ads and brochures. ANWR is very much a flat, barren, wasteland. Frozen tundra most of the time, and mosquito filled swamp the rest.

This is a three part series that will run Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights on Greta's show.

For the first part of Monday's interview, where Sarah talks energy independence, and the importance of using our own resources, as well as a sneak preview of Tuesday night's show, check out On The Record's website at Fox News here and here.

Video courtesy of the Right Scoop.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Ronald Reagan: Those Voices Don't Speak For Us

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

~ Ronald Reagan

The above video was put together and released by the Republican Study Committee chair Tom Price. The video features various Marxist-democrats and their approach to the Constitution, Freedom, and Liberty. These are statements made in the last 18 months.

The video serves as a strong reminder of who we are dealing with, as well as what a prophetic leader Ronald Reagan truly was.

The arrogance of these Marxist-democrats is palpable. It's as if only they know what's best for you mere peasants.

This is a good time to remind everyone one that most of the top leadership of the Marxist-democrat party are also members of Socialist Party of America caucus, and thus Freedom and Liberty's natural enemies.

Speaking of communists, let's not forget Pete Stark out of California who has been a Congressman for decades. Here he tells his constitituents the federal government can do pretty much anything it wishes:

The Reagan remarks in the RSC video come from the iconic 1964 speech made at the Republican National Convention entitled: A Time For Choosing, though over time it has come to be know simply as The Speech. In our opinion this speech should be required viewing by all Americans, and required study in schools. It's that imposrtant.

All of this is simply a reminder that all of those who love Liberty and Freedom need to be ever vigilant, every ready to stand up and fight for what is right, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.