Saturday, July 31, 2010

Taliban Spokesman says They Will Hunt Down and Kill Afghan Informants Outed in WikiLeaks Documents

Gateway Pundit "And it’s not just Julian Assange who will have blood on his hands because of this leak. A Wall Street Journal article yesterday reported that Investigators found concrete evidence that PFC. Bradley Manning was the source of the leak."

Blog Posts on Pfc Bradley Manning

Jihad = to purify........[the World of the Jewish People]

Atlas Shrugs "As you may recall, earlier this year Obama’s top adviser on counter-terrorism, John Brennan, had this to say on the definition of Jihad:
Counterterror Adviser John Brennan Defends Jihad as 'Legitimate Tenet of Islam ..."Nor do we describe our enemy as 'jihadists' or 'Islamists' because jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam, meaning to purify oneself or one's community ..."
"to purify oneself or one's purify a community in Islam is to get rid of or totally subjugate non Muslims."

Taxes: A Defining Issue

Wall Street Journal  "In another corner of the world, wealth is rising from the emerging economies of the east—China, India, Korea and the rest—posing America's greatest economic challenge in anyone's lifetime. Do the American people want to throw in the towel, or do they want to compete? If the latter, the public sector has to give way to the private sector.
"One or the other. It's time to choose." DANIEL HENNINGER


From Astute Blogger :
Communist ANSWER Coalition Spearheads Immigration Protests in Phoenix — Special Forum Edition, 'Moments With Fidel'   "Griff Jenkins interviews Michael Prysner at the clip below. Folks will remember Prysner as the Iraq war veteran and "Winter Soldier" who leads a program of resistance and revolution against the United States. Turns out that A.N.S.W.E.R. cadres were out in full force for the Phoenix protests against SB 1070."

Protesters Raise Mexican Flag Outside Phoenix Jailhouse "Greywolfe said...
"Yeah, saw that earlier. Also, like the Che flag that they were flying next to it. Lets you know exactly where they're coming from, doesn't it?"
Immigration Law Protesters Interrupt Mets Game "Two men carrying Mexican flags in protest of Arizona's immigration law ran into the outfield during the seventh inning of the New York Mets' game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night at Citi Field. "

Arizona immigration law appeal set for November "Lawyers for Arizona and Governor Jan Brewer had asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Thursday to lift an injunction blocking the most intrusive parts of the law, known as SB 1070, asking for the appeal to be handled quickly.
"But the court denied the state's request to expedite the appeal and set a hearing for the week of November 1."

CNBC's 'Clarification' of Bush Tax Cuts Still Ignores Their Across-the-Board Nature (Updated)

Newsbusters "It is simply not true that ending the Bush tax cuts for those earning over $250,000 will only affect "the wealthiest Americans." Doing so will instead extract more money from people who happen to be the "highest-earning Americans" starting next year, regardless of whether they have previously accumulated a great deal of wealth or are saddled with a mountain of debt to the point of having a negative net worth."
Expiration of Bush Tax Cuts Would Cost Families Thousands in 2011, Study Shows  "Millions of families will be faced with thousands of dollars in tax increases if the Bush tax cuts are allowed to expire at the end of the year, according to estimates from the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation."

Friday, July 30, 2010

Questions for ‘The New York Times’

Jerusalem Post  "Among unresolved matters is one evidently too hot for editors to handle. It concerns Jerusalem bureau chief Ethan Bronner’s statements on MSNBC revealing a strikingly jaundiced view of Israelis generally. He claimed in a March 8 broadcast that unfavorable views of Barack Obama on the part of the Israeli electorate reflected not just dismay over the policies of the president, but also [here it comes... wait for it....] collective public “prejudice” and “racism.”  ANDREA LEVIN (Emphasis added)

The Quiet Education Overhaul

Heritage "Duncan certainly got the quiet part right. Since his Administration came into office, President Obama has quietly been reworking the country’s education system, doing an end-run around normal legislative procedure. With the U.S. Department of Education’s (DOE) funding doubled thanks to the so-called “stimulus,” the Administration has little need or incentive to bother negotiating its education agenda through Congress. Instead, the DOE is using that windfall of funding and power to stage a significant overhaul of local schools; dangling grant money before cash-strapped states on the condition they adopt key pieces of the Obama education agenda. And this is all happening without public consideration..."

Pampered Populists

Victor Davis Hanson "It's surreal to see President Obama play the class-warfare card against the Republicans while on his way to vacation on the tony Maine coast, and even more interesting to note that now gone are the days when the media used to caricature Bush I ("Poppy") for boating in the summer off the preppie-sounding Kennebunkport. The truth is that the real big money and the lifestyles that go with it are now firmly liberal Democratic."

Court upholds expulsion of student from public university for Christian beliefs

Mark Hemingway "A few weeks ago we saw a University of Illinois professor who was fired after a student complained that he was teaching Catholic doctrine on homosexuality in a course titled, appropriately enough, “Introduction to Catholicism and Modern Catholic Thought.”
"Now a court has upheld the expulsion of a Christian student at a public university in Michigan over her personal beliefs on homosexuality:" Via Beltway Confidential

The Amnesty Memo and the term, "Deferred Action"

National Review "According to an internal U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services memo going the rounds of Capitol Hill and obtained by National Review, the agency is considering ways in which it could enact “meaningful immigration reform absent legislative action” — that is, without the consent of the American  people through a vote in Congress."

USCIS Draft Memo Leaked Discussing Ways to ByPass Congress on Amnesty "The National Review article claims that the USCIS is thinking about using “Deferred Action”. The Definition of Deferred Action according to the USCIS is:"
“an exercise of prosecutorial discretion not to pursue removal from the U.S. of a particular individual for a specific period of time.”

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Iran Starts to Feel Heat

Charles Krauthammer "This is the kind of brinkmanship you get when leaders of a rogue regime are under growing pressure. The only hope to get them to reverse course is to relentlessly increase their feeling that, if they don’t, the Arab states, Israel, the Europeans, and America will, one way or another, ensure that ruin is visited upon them." If Obama mans up and grows a pair, he'll have more support from conservatives than he will from his own supporters. Including the ladies on "The View".

Wikileaks (Updated)

Wikipedia "Wikileaks states that its "primary interest is in exposing oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet bloc, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, but we also expect to be of assistance to people of all regions who wish to reveal unethical behavior in their governments and corporations.""
They appear to have no problem, however with those who rape, murder and behead others who are not leftist or Islamic enough for their tastes.

From WikiLeaks to the Killing Fields ; Liberals contemplate withdrawal from Afghanistan, heedless of the consequences.
"But somewhere in the bowels of the State Department, somebody might want to think hard about the human consequences of American withdrawal. What happens to the Afghan women who removed their burqas in the late fall of 2001, or the girls who enrolled in government schools? What happens to the army officers and civil servants who cooperated with the coalition? What happens to the villagers who stood with us when we asked them to?
"It is a peculiar fact of modern liberalism that its best principles have most often been betrayed by self-described liberals."

The Art of Blowing It Bigtime

Victor Davis Hanson "Overseas, so far, our nation has been lucky, but the world abroad is likely to reap what Obama has sown, and soon. “Bush did it” whining, “reset” diplomacy, outreach to thugs, serial apologies, and a habit of treating allies as neutrals or enemies and enemies as new friends — with this kind of foreign policy, some bad actor is bound to try a Falkands, a Kuwait, or a Georgia to gauge our response, which in turn will determine the behavior of other nefarious agents."

The Two Faces of the Ground Zero Mosque

Raymond Ibrahim "...the reader may well be surprised to discover that the controversial Cordoba Initiative, which plans on manifesting itself as the largest American mosque, situated atop Ground Zero — that is, atop the carnage caused by none other than bin Laden — also has two faces, conveying one thing to Americans, quite another to Muslims."

"Dear Mayor Bloomberg" "A bit of relevant history: Islam began, proudly, as a warriors’ religion. Beginning in the seventh century, Islamic armies burst out of Arabia and conquered much of the known world. Among their practices: They razed the houses of worship of those they defeated and built mosques upon the ruins. This was a way of sending a message. These early Muslims were not just adept fighters — they also were skilled communicators.
"The al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem is built on the site where the First and Second Temples of the Jewish people once stood. However, some Muslims deny that there ever were Jewish houses of worship on that site. "

Federal Debt and the Risk of a Financial Crisis

Congressional Budget Office Neal Boortz calls this "the scariest thing you will read all day".

What Would Happen if the Bush Tax Cuts Expire

Wall Street Journal "The tax cuts, passed in 2001 and 2003, are front and center now and will be a hot issue going into the elections this fall. Unless something is done by the end of the year, they'll expire. With the economic recovery looking shaky, expiration is particularly controversial. Most of the attention has understandably focused on highest earners, who are likely to be most affected by whatever happens. But as the debate has gathered pace I have been wondering what it might mean for everyone else. After all, according to the IRS just 4% of Americans earn more than $200,000 a year."

Surviving the Obama Assault on the Rule of Law

Heritage "But no amount of pause by states and localities could ever possibly satisfy the Obama administration, its amnesty allies, and activist judges like Bolton. In a textbook case of judicial activism, Judge Bolton rewrote the Arizona law to her own needs, invented her own facts and ignored clear federal law. President Jimmy Carter appointee and immigration law professor at Yale Law School Peter Schuck told The New York Times: “She rushed to judgment in a way I can only assume reflects a lot of pressure from the federal government to get this case resolved quickly.” "
On Arizona and Immigration: Judge Ignores Rule of Law "Arizona should continue its court fight to implement all of the provisions of the Arizona law. The chances are very good as this case works its way up through the courts and eventually to the U.S. Supreme Court, that Arizona will win in the end. It is a battle well worth fighting and it is one that other states should join, particularly in the face of this administration’s refusal to take the steps necessary to secure our borders and protect our national security. In fact, if other states participate in this battle in other federal circuits, it is highly likely that they will get rulings directly conflicting with Judge Bolton’s erroneous decision. The Justice Department should be forced to fight as many states as possible on this issue."

81 Members of Congress Support AZ Law "The immigration issue is also before the Supreme Court. We intend to file an amicus brief with the high court in support of a 2007 immigration law enacted by Arizona - a case that will be heard next term by the high court. This is a very important issue. We will keep you posted as developments unfold." , Jay Sekulow,ACLJ, July 21

Detaining Arizona "The judge twists facts and logic to support the Justice Department’s claim that the state law preempts the federal immigration scheme. To do so, she accepts Justice’s implicit argument that it’s not the letter of the federal law that matters, but what parts of the law the executive decides to enforce. If her reasoning stands, we will basically cut Congress out of immigration policy and the states out of enforcement. Instead, our immigration system will entirely depend on executive discretion at a time when the executive has little interest in enforcing the law." National Review Online.

Andy McCarthy on the Arizona Immigration Decision : "The Arizona law is completely consistent with federal law. The judge, however, twisted to(sic) concept of federal law into federal enforcement practices (or, as it happens, lack thereof). In effect, the court is saying that if the feds refuse to enforce the law the states can't do it either because doing so would transgress the federal policy of non-enforcement ... which is nuts."Emphasis added.

 What Judge Bolton’s Injunction Doesn’t Say "The real threat posed by S.B. 1070 was that it would disrupt the de facto amnesty that the executive branch has accorded to the vast majority of illegal aliens. It would start to implement congressional mandates and the public will that the immigration laws be enforced. For that reason, it had to be stopped." Heather Mac Donald, via Neal Boortz.

Obama's Empty Gestures on Israel

Ed Lasky  "Martin Indyk, America's former Ambassador to Israel, pulls back the curtain and reveals that Obama's recent show of courtesy towards our ally Israel is just for domestic policy purposes. In a Q and A, Indyk, who is an Obama supporter and a sympathizer with J Street (a lobby that wants to pressure Israel and admits to having the " President's back"), is asked about Obama's recent outreach towards Israel -- a stark departure from The President's behavior since assuming office."

Federal judge issues injunction against parts of Arizona's immigration law

American Thinker "If this decree is allowed to stand, then I demand that Florida become a "sanctuary state" in regards to drilling for oil. Why not? We could be richer than Kuwait in a matter of months! Scofflaws are to be held in a higher esteem by judges than those who would dare to enforce the laws.

"We have just witnessed dyslexic liberal logic at its finest folks. Judge Bolton has decided that actual enforcement of federal laws somehow interferes with the federal government's prerogative to ignore federal law."

The DISCLOSE Act is just another example of the Democratic majority’s endless hide-and-seek hypocrisy.

NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE  "GOP senator Mitch McConnell put it more starkly during Tuesday’s debate before the Senate cloture vote on the bill: The DISCLOSE Act, he said, is a “transparent attempt to rig the fall elections.” At bottom, McConnell diagnosed correctly, this is a jobs-protection bill for entrenched incumbents more interested in protecting their hides than protecting the Constitution. While the cloture vote fell three votes short of the needed 60 on Tuesday, Schumer vowed to resurrect the issue “again and again and again until we pass it.”" Michelle Malkin

Obama's appearance on 'The View' cements his status as celebrity

American Thinker   "Allow me to make two very important observations: First, Barrack(sic) Obama ran for president as a celebrity and was covered by most media as a celebrity. And second, John McCain ran for president as a politician and was covered by all media as a politician. While McCain was campaigning as a politician for a public office, Obama was on tour seeking status for a position, which necessarily goes with being a celebrity. And remember, celebrity status and position trumps a politician and public office almost every time!"  Neil Braithwaite

With Friends Like These, Who Needs Keith Olbermann?

Ann Coulter "It's like watching Hitler hysterically denounce Poland for being mean to Nazi Germany while Polish TV commentators defend Poland by saying, "There are mistakes on both sides." "....
"We also have evidence of liberals' proclivity for violence in the form of mountains of arrest records. Liberal protesters at the 2008 Republican National Convention were arrested for smashing police cars, slashing tires, breaking store windows, and for possessing Molotov cocktails, napalm bombs and assorted firearms. (If only they could muster up that kind of fighting spirit on foreign battlefields.)
"There were no arrests of conservatives at the Democratic National Convention."

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Wikileaks: Enemies of the State

Big Hollywood "Look, we don’t need him to tell us that war sucks. No one wants to see our troops or innocent civilians dead. But we fight to eradicate an evil- and in this case it’s an evil that this douchebag is helping. Remember that the U.S. doesn’t send suicide bombers into crowded restaurants, or behead journalists, or fly planes into buildings. We are waging a war against scum – and yet Julie chooses to thwart us instead.
"It makes me wonder that if Julie had secret documents that harmed our enemies – would he share those?"

Arizona Boycott Flops, Stats Show

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion "Arizona's tourism industry has a target on its back, but the widespread boycotts over the state's immigration law might not be hitting the mark. Recent data compiled by a market research group show hotel bookings across the state -- as well as in tourism hot spots Phoenix and Scottsdale -- have been on the rise the past two months. The numbers could dispel warnings from local officials that Arizona stands to lose a fortune and dampen the chances that cities and organizations will be able to compel the state to reverse its immigration law by choking its economy with a sanctions-style business boycott."

Obama's Terror Pal Rashid Khalidi Calls for Funding for Next Jihad War Convoy Flotilla, "Audacity of Hope"

Atlas Shrugs  “Rashid Khalidi... reportedly has signed an appeal for funds to outfit a ship–to be named The Audacity of Hope–that will challenge the Israeli blockade of Gaza in September or October."....
"Just before Khalidi moved to Columbia, at a dinner honoring Khalidi, Obama saluted the rabidly anti-Israel professor for “offer[ing] constant reminders to me of my own blind spots and my own biases.” "

From Rev. Wright to the Sherrod Affair

Victor Davis Hanson "Does anyone grasp that this obsession with racial identity in an increasingly multiracial society is outright insanity, both politically and culturally? It is not as if we should be so bored with war, recession, national security leaks, and a world on the brink to turn to race relations.
"Let me go back a few months, and elaborate how we got here in just 18 months to national hysteria that now breaks out at any given moment over any given otherwise minor incident."

 Race Bait Reality Check "Last week, Obama surrogates at the National Association to Agitate Colored People (NAACP) took over the effort to stir that pot. The NAACP calculus is simple: If they can coerce the Tea Party into defending itself against spurious charges of racism, they distract the movement from focusing on the abject failure of Barack Obama's policies."

The New Racial Mess   "The more the president appeals to his base in racial terms, the more his appointees identify themselves as members of a particular tribe, and the more political issues are framed by racial divisions, so all the more such racial obsession creates a backlash among the racially diverse American people.
"America has largely moved beyond race. Tragically, our president and a host of his supportive special interests have not."  Victor Davis Hanson

Eat the Rich, Exalt the Bum!

Jason Mattera "The left’s idea is trickle-down, too, though. It just uses the brute force of government to command where the trickling down is going to occur. There’s no such thing as bottom up prosperity. If you think there is, go to the very bottom of the bottom—your local smelly bum—and see how many jobs he can provide you and your family."

Democrats Target Free Speech in Senate Vote Tuesday

Human Events "Democrats are likely to desert the sinking DISCLOSE Act ship after Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) announced late Monday she would not vote for cloture on the bill which needs 60 votes to sidestep committee and go directly to the floor for debate."


Neal Boortz "There are a few things you might find interesting about the Mexican invasion of the United States. First: The majority of Mexicans still in Mexico think that the Southwest United States belongs to them anyway. They believe that what now comprises Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and most of California was illegally taken from them. We, therefore, are the illegals. Not them. They even have a name for the brave Mexicans who cross the border to reclaim what is rightfully theirs. They are called Reconquistadores. "

Monday, July 26, 2010

Wikileaks, Insignificant

Max Boot "The Wikileakers should certainly be castigated for their cavalier treatment of classified documents, which may make our troops’ jobs harder and more dangerous. Their enablers in the mainstream media should also come in for censure. Whoever provided the information to them should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. But at the same time, we should recognize this disclosure for what it is: an unsuccessful attempt to damage the war effort. I doubt that anyone will remember this episode a year from now; what will count, as always, will be the outcome on the battlefield. Win, and a thousand missteps are forgiven; lose, and even the biggest tactical victories fade into insignificance."

No real bombshells in Wikileak Afghan docs "Anyone who gave that anti-American nutcase Julian Assange  - an Australian by birth - access to those documents should be arrested, tried, convicted, and sent to jail for a very long time. Untold damage is being done simply because no one knows what use of this information will be made by the enemy. What intelligence can they glean from its contents? Certainly the Taliban can figure out some of our weaknesses by reading through these documents. For that reason alone, Assange himself should be relentlessly pursued and arrested. It is highly likely that this irresponsible release will result in additional American casualties." American Thinker.

Racism Or Stupidity?

 Walter E. Williams   "What about black youngsters who hit the books and study after school instead of hitting the streets? Sometimes they are ridiculed as being incog-negro or acting white and the ridicule is often accompanied with life-threatening physical violence. Many blacks, particularly black males, have arrived at the devastating conclusion that academic excellence is a betrayal of their black identity.
"The pathology seen among a large segment of the black population is not likely to change because it's not seen for what it is. It has little to do with slavery, poverty and racial discrimination. Let's look at it."...

Obama Will Skip Boy Scout 100 Year Anniversary Jamboree – Will Appear on “The View” That Day Instead

Gateway Pundit "The last three presidents spoke in person at the jamboree."
CNS News reported:

Liberal ‘Journalists’ to Avoid Like the Plague

Human Events "Some so-called journalists are so leftist or progressive, they completely reinvent and reinterpret facts of various events—what’s worse, they often do it in a snarky, holier-than-thou way making it near impossible to watch without feeling nauseous.Whether you want to call them journalists or propagandists, one thing is for sure: these five should be avoided like the plague:"...

 Journolist’s success in setting the message "Now, I seriously doubt that Brian Williams ever participated in Journolist, and it’s not exactly a shock to see a network news anchor use a Time Magazine article as the basis of analysis on a major story. However, it does show that Klein successfully turned a Journolist strategy into media coverage on Palin, which makes his lack of honesty in sourcing those talking points even more of an issue."

Chris Wallace Shows How to Deal with a Bully Named Howard Dean "Modern American leftism is, at heart, a culture of thugs and bullies who simply assert what they wish to be true and never let facts get in the way whatever ridiculous argument they are trying to make. Which is why it’s such a pleasure to see an honest newsman like Chris Wallace stand up to them:"

Hearing on Arizona immigration law begins

WaPo "A federal judge pushed back Thursday against a contention by the Obama Justice Department that a tough new Arizona immigration law set to take effect next week would cause "irreparable harm" and intrude into federal immigration enforcement."

Heavy liability could sink small oil drillers

Washington Times "One of the biggest of the big oil companies may be responsible for the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, but Washington's response to the BP PLC spill would give an advantage to such major oil companies while threatening to put their small competitors out of business."

White House decries WikiLeaks' release of Afghan war documents (Updated)

LA Times "National Security Advisor James Jones says the disclosure could endanger lives and U.S. security. The N.Y. Times, which received early access, says the documents point to Pakistan-Taliban collusion."

WikiLeaks Unloads Classified Docs Showing Pakistan's Duplicity "The Times report – along with the public examination of the trove of WikiLeaks documents – will almost certainly reignite the public debate over the war in Afghanistan, and the Obama administration’s strategy there. The president’s already soft support in his own party will probably soften further. The key question is whether nervous Republicans will join them." Stephen F. Hayes, Weekly Standard.

US documents leaked online give inside look at war

Ellsberg:"Obama deceives the public"

An Admission of Failure

Heritage "It is established practice in Washington that if you have to release bad news, it is best to do it on a Friday ... the later in the day the better. So not only did the White House schedule the publication of the "Mid-Session Budget Review" for last Friday, but they then released it three hours late to ensure that as few reporters as possible were left in the nation's capital to cover it. But Heritage's dedicated budget team patiently waited the Obama administration out, and their analysis shows that this year's mid-session review is nothing short of a complete admission of failure of the White House's economic policies."

Meet the Ground Zero Mosque imam’s Muslim Brotherhood friends.

Andrew McCarthy  "Feisal Abdul Rauf is the imam behind the “Cordoba Initiative” that is spearheading plans to build a $100 million Islamic center at Ground Zero, the site where nearly 3,000 Americans were killed by jihadists on 9/11. He is also the author of a book called What’s Right with Islam Is What’s Right with America. But the book hasn’t always been called that. It was called quite something else for non-English-speaking audiences. In Malaysia, it was published as A Call to Prayer from the World Trade Center Rubble: Islamic Dawa in the Heart of America Post-9/11."
Emphasis added.

Obama's Soft-Core Socialism

Forbes "A comedian or satirist could not have come up with the recent scenario of Treasury Chief Timothy Geithner and other Administration officials suddenly trying to reassure corporate chieftains that the Obama Administration is pro business and loves free enterprise. A close and powerful Obama aide, Valerie Jarrett, sent ... a letter declaring: "While we may disagree on some issues, we have an open door and are always willing to consider input and ideas from everyone, including the business community." That's like Dracula saying he prefers bottled water to blood." Steve Forbes.


Boortz "They take comfort in the fact that if they fail, there will be no real consequences .. the government will be there to support them until they can earn just enough to be average again. But just in case, they will make sure to vote for whomever promises them that safety net - the looters. These are the politicians who build their careers around the demonization of wealth, success and hard-work. These politicians legitimize the moocher existence."

Oliver Stone: 'Jewish-Dominated Media' Prevents Hitler from Being Portrayed 'in Context'

Newsbusters  "The director also defended Hitler and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and railed against the "powerful lobby" of Jews in America.
"Stone said that his upcoming Showtime documentary series "Secret History of America," seeks to put Hitler and Communist dictator Joseph Stalin "in context." "

Journ-O-Lists Run Interference

Powerline Blog "Journalists have done all they can for the Obama administration, but their efforts are getting a little threadbare. Michael Ramirez depicts the relationship between the press and the administration..."

Los Zetas Drug Cartel Seizes Ranches In Texas Not True? Well…….

Right "Two separate reports have said that the infamous Los Zetas Drug Cartel have seized 2 US ranches in Texas, these reports appear to be inaccurate but not totally. The original reports said that Los Zetas, a deadly drug syndicate operating in Mexico had taken control of US owned ranches in Texas and that the ranch owners were unharmed. Had this happened in this way, we would be looking at an escalation of hostilities that we haven’t seen to date."

BREAKING: MULTIPLE RANCHES IN LAREDO, TX TAKEN OVER BY LOS ZETAS   "Publisher's Note: We are now receiving numerous conflicting reports regarding the veracity of this article. Numerous sources on the web (found via Google search) are picking up on this report, just as we did at The Cypress Times. The original writer for this article stands by his sources. If you wish to inquire about the sources, please visit the original story source URL listed in the article body below. I can tell you that as of now The Cypress Times has been unable to confirm the story. - John G. Winder, Publisher - The Cypress Times. "

Hat tip to Alan Caruba, blogger at  Warning Signs . Alan sent the tip that this ranch invasion story might not be true so we posted the above and deleted the previous stories. Time will tell as long as the MSM decides following this story will not hurt the Obama administration.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Professors and Pharisees

Mike Adams "But the increasing secularization of higher education has reduced the felt obligation of academics to adhere to the truth. In fact, many question the very existence of truth, perhaps as a way of avoiding condemnation for refusing to tell it.
"For ages, professors have been guilty of advancing ideas before they were supported by evidence. Today, they are guilty of the far greater misdeed of continuing to advance ideas long after they have been refuted by evidence. Examples of this trend are numerous."

The Blame Stream Media and the Sherrod Charade

Doug Giles, Townhall "You progressives have no viable answers for our vicious problems; your policies suck; your congressional approval ratings are lower than the teats on a pregnant dachshund; the president’s approval ratings are a close second; you’re losing voters in droves. So … what do you do? Scream racism! Blame, blame, blame. I can’t wait to hear Charlie Rangel blame Bush or some white dude for his career of corruption. You wait … it’s coming."

The Obama Tax Tsunami is Here

Heritage "The American people are already well aware of President Barack Obama's historic expansion of government spending: his $862 billion economic stimulus that has completely failed to keep unemployment below 8% as promised; his still-expanding health care law which the Congressional Budget Office now admits will cost more than $1 trillion; and an Obama budget that increases government spending by $12,000 per household. But all that spending is just the first half of President Obama's game plan."

Not Obama Is Not Enough

Victor Davis Hanson "We need some notion of a contracted agenda, so that conservative voters can hold conservative politicians to account in this age of anti-incumbency. Voters wanted closed borders, balanced budgets, ethical members of Congress, and less government between 2001 and 2006. They believed that all of that had been promised — and then were sorely disappointed.
"In short, conservative voters want to see something specific — as much to keep their own honest as to defeat the other."

Inspector General investigating Department of Interior report falsely claiming experts endorsed offshore drilling ban

Mark Hemingway  " "It is clear now more than ever that the government’s deepwater drilling decisions need to be guided by strong science, not partisan politics. If the Obama Administration purposefully manipulated the views of known experts on deepwater drilling and deceived the public, there should be serious consequences," Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., the ranking Republican on the Natural Resources Committee, said in a statement. "The current moratorium on deepwater energy exploration is costing Americans their jobs and causing significant economic harm to a region that cannot afford more hardships." "

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Obama's Poll Numbers Down, Imaginary Racism Up

Ann Coulter "When the Rev. Jeremiah Wright scandal broke during the 2008 campaign, the first response of Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent was to demand that they start randomly picking conservatives -- "Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares -- and call them racists." Ackerman, frequent guest on MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show," continued on Journolist: "What is necessary is to raise the cost on the right of going after the left."

Gazastan fires Iranian made missile at Israel

Shawarma Mayor "Bombardment of Israeli civilians resumed today with continuing deafening silence from every world body and media outlet who are consumed with admonition of Israel at every chance they get."

Journolist: Limbaugh responds to JournoList death wish report

Byron York "As reported in the Daily Caller, Sarah Spitz, producer* of the KCRW public radio program “Left, Right and Center,” which is heard on a number of NPR stations across the country, wrote on JournoList that if she witnessed Limbaugh dying of a heart attack, she would “laugh loudly like a maniac and watch his eyes bug out." “I never knew I had this much hate in me,” Spitz wrote, according to the Daily Caller account. “But he deserves it.” "

New additions make for 107 Journolist names "Poster Buckeye Texan of Free Republic has posted an updated list of 107 names confirmed on Journalist, with organization identities provided:"...

Documents show media plotting to kill stories about Rev. Jeremiah Wright

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Smoking Gun For Media Bias : Journolist "Journolist has become a forum for lefty journalists to talk about how to push their progressive agenda on America, protect President Obama and hurt his foes. It is a safe-space for the often-vile expression of hatred toward conservatives and their ideas.
"It all came to light a few weeks ago when news broke that then-Washington Post writer David Weigel, hired to cover the conservative movement for the Post, had made disparaging comments about those he covered on Journolist."


Boortz" So ... now you might have a better idea why Obama can't quite figure out how to grow jobs in the private sector. He's a big-government president with a bit-government cabinet. When your cabinet is made up almost wholly of people with nothing but government experience with a sprinkling of academia behind them you have to know that the private sector is going to not only get short shrift .. but it's going to be pretty much abused or ignored. To Obama and his advisors the private sector exists to support and fund the federal government ... and little more.
"Welcome to the wonderful world of centrally planned economies."


Neal Boortz "If you want to know what is really going on .. just check out the people Obama has appointed to top environmental posts. These are people who's anti-capitalist credentials are every bit as strong as their love for Polar Bears and Gulf shrimp. Obama is taking advice from people who simply don't like the private sector and will do everything they can at every opportunity that presents itself to denigrate and harm the private economy."

What the NAACP/Tea Party Battle Is Really About

American Thinker "The recent dust-up between the NAACP and the Tea Partiers over charges of "racism" appears to be yet one more instance of blacks accusing whites of insensitivity, real or imagined. In reality, however, these exchanges reflect far deeper animosities that will not vanish with "clarifications" or expelling "racist" Tea Partiers."

Does Barack Obama Have a Learning Disability?

Michael Applebaum, MD "Does Barack Obama have a learning disability (LD)? It seems like an outlandish question to ask, but the actions of President Obama suggest that he may suffer from one. Consider:"...
"This essay is not offered as a professional diagnosis."

Knee jerk jerks — or, the current state of racism in America

Bookworm Room "By now, we’re all familiar with the Sherrod story. Andrew Breitbart was sent an edited video that made it look as if Sherrod was boasting to an NAACP gathering about denying government aid to white farmers. The audience laughed complicitly when Sherrod made that confession."

Shirley Sherrod, behaving badly "And now, Sherrod herself is behaving badly. In the clip below, she claims that Andrew Breitbart wants "to get us ["all black people"] stuck back in the times of slavery." "

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Liberty or Tyranny?

Pajamas Media " “For the Statist,” writes Mark Levin in his bestselling Liberty and Tyranny, “liberty is not a blessing but the enemy. It isn’t possible to achieve Utopia if individuals are free to go their own way.” Founded on the premise of total control over the individual citizen whom it regards as a molecular constituent of the larger whole, Statism is all-encompassing and all-devouring."

Video: Vilsack apologizes to Sherrod, offers her new job

Hot Air "This is an unabashed grovel, accepting personal responsibility for the decision to can her and offering his every sympathy to her for having been put through the media wringer. His explanation for why Sherrod thought the White House wanted her fired is that the supervisor who spoke to her on Monday might have told her that a WH liaison with the USDA was informed of Vilsack’s decision to fire her — and Sherrod simply misunderstood."

What Do Tea Partiers Want?

Cook Political Report "Is the thrust of the Tea Party movement anti-government? If so, is it broad or selective? Just how anti-government are they? Are they for cutting the defense budget, and are they for putting ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) on ice, as well as a border fence? Basically, are they for cutting government, or are they for cutting the programs that they disagree with?"

Another Day, Another Bit of DNC Strategy

American Thinker "As predicted the DNC is rolling out a series of initiatives in the form of e-mail messages to rally the troops. They can be instructive. Monday's missive from the DNC tackles the problem of unemployment and how it is mostly the fault of the Republicans. The byline is Donna Brazile. Here are some observations on this issue.
We're about to see benefits for the jobless expire in a period of high unemployment -- for the first time in 50 years. And Republicans are the only ones to blame. "


Neal Boortz  "Yup ... The Forest Service .. or at least this one public affairs officer, now thinks we should refer to illegal aliens as displaced foreign travelers. I trying here, but I really don't think I can add anything to that. It's just nonsense completely fitting of a government worker."

CNN's Feyerick Plays Hardball With Ground Zero Mosque Developer

Newsbusters  "The CNN correspondent almost immediately launched into her prayer space question. When the real estate developer initially replied, "There are Jewish community centers all over the country," Feyerick interrupted with a sharp retort: "But the Jews didn't take down two towers." El-Gamel continued that "there are YMCA's all over the country," but she gave a similar reply: "But the Christians didn't take down two towers."

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Ministries of Truth Weigh In

Victor Davis Hanson "And then there is Energy Secretary Chu. Why blurt out predictions of “no more agriculture in California”? Instead of figuring out how we are to have enough power to turn on the lights, Chu interjects alarm about the end of farming in the richest agricultural state in the union, part of a green editorial at a time when hundreds of thousands of acres of productive farmland lie idle during one of the wettest years in California’s recent history. What was “boot on their neck” about, Secretary Salazar? That brag assures Obama that his Interior secretary is on board, and can use the Chicago way to shake down $20 billion."

Race Card Fraud

Thomas Sowell "Playing the race card takes many forms. Judge Charles Pickering, a federal judge in Mississippi who defended the civil rights of blacks for years and defied the Ku Klux Klan back when that was dangerous, was depicted as a racist when he was nominated for a federal appellate judgeship.
"No one even mistakenly thought he was a racist. The point was simply to discredit him for political reasons-- and it worked."

Monday, July 19, 2010

Isn’t General Odierno Right?

Michael Ledeen "Our refusal to see the big war that we are actually fighting is making your commanders in the field very nervous. In another one of those little stories that appear just once and then vanish into the pit of Newspeak, General Odierno pointed out that the Iranians are still after our guys in Iraq, and we are making things easier for them."

Why the Left Shouldn’t Defend the New Black Panther Dismissal

J. Christian Adams "If history shows us anything, once one group of people feel they are excluded from the guarantees of equal protection, they wield enormous moral authority in their grievance. The “arc of history” inevitably “bends toward justice” in their direction. Hopefully, the rabid defenders of the New Black Panther dismissal will eventually recognize they are hurting their own cause. It will be more difficult to stop future voter intimidation, and fewer people will support the Voting Rights Act if they feel excluded from its protections.
Let us get past the personal attacks and move onto a substantive discussion of how to fix things inside the DOJ."

Unsatisfactory Answers on the New Black Panther Case "When career lawyers in the Civil Rights Division leaked internal legal memoranda during the Bush administration, it was front page news at the Washington Post. But the news division of the paper has exhibited no interest in this scandal or the internal legal memoranda on the New Black Panther case that are now in the public record. The fact that politics and race ideology are driving law-enforcement decisions at Justice does not seem to be news worth covering."

The Psychology of Recession

Victor Davis Hanson  "It is not just what Barack Obama has done, but far more what he most certainly would like to do in the future. When business people look at the confiscatory government in Venezuela, crony capitalism in Russia and China, democratic socialism in Greece, and sky-high taxes in most of the European Union, they do not see a connection between those policies and individual prosperity and freedom. So even the faintest hint that America is no longer exceptionally at odds with state-run systems, but may in fact wish to emulate them, simply stuns private enterprise into inaction.
""Good luck with that."

NAACP Ushers in The Era of Nonsense

Kevin Jackson "Jealous appears to have selective memory when it comes to who founded the NAACP and fought for the rights of blacks. While most groups are proud of their heritage, it seems the NAACP is intent on revising theirs, and in fact, I found no reference to the NAACP being founded by Republicans on their website! "

"The same Republicans, black and white, are still fighting for the rights of blacks, yet Jealous portrays us as racists."

President Haters

American Thinker "But the suffering generated by the reign of Obama is unnecessary and uncalled for, as any short examination will reveal:"...

Obama seeking dominion over nation's waters

American Thinker "Administration sources indicate that vast changes will come that will bring radical changes to how Americans use the oceans that lap our shores. Shipping, resource development, fishing, tourism - all areas will feel the impact of this maniacal drive for power - and not the kind the rest of us can use to light our homes. But the bureaucrats will bloom. The one growth industry left in America is government service."


Boortz "The Obama Administration needs and excuse for the law forcing people to buy health insurance, and they've found one. Now, suddenly, it's a TAX! That's tight, the health care mandate is actually a TAX and the government's "power to lay and collect taxes" is all the authorization they need! Amazing how the tune changes when they are backed up against the wall and are forced to defend the law based on our Constitution and not Obama logic".

An Ugly Preview of ObamaCare "Obama dodged the tough issues in favor of grandstanding. Imitating Patrick, he's already denouncing insurers' rates, as if that would solve the spending problem. What's occurring in Massachusetts is the plausible future: Unchecked health spending determines government priorities and inflates budget deficits and taxes, with small health gains. And they call this "reform"?" Robert Samuelson

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Our Year 2 A.B.

Victor Davis Hanson For any of those who went into a coma around January of last year and just woke up, let me explain this new era after Bush (A.B.), variously known as “this is our moment,” “we are the ones we’ve been waiting for,” and the era when the “planet healed” and the seas “receded.”
"In sum, in the year 2 AB, your fossilized world thankfully no longer quite exists. Global warming is “climate change” and its data is “interpreted” rather than blindly “followed.” Natural calamities like the old Katrina hurricane were really man-caused disasters; and man-caused disasters like the new BP spill and the federal reaction to it were really unpreventable natural disasters. Bill Clinton, John Edwards, and Al Gore are men-of-the-people feminists who need comfort, not tawdry womanizing mansion-aficionados."

Lt Colonel Allen West: NAACP and Liberal Racism

Atlas Shrugs "Let me make one thing very clear, my Mother, Elizabeth Thomas West, was a lifetime membership holder with the NAACP. Therefore growing up in our home I clearly understood the mission and vision for this organization. It was a mission and vision that enabled me to have the pride in myself and the heritage of my parents, grandparents, and extended family. It was a mission and vision that, to me, fostered a desire to excel beyond the standard and have a commitment to excellence regardless of skin color.
"However, something has happened to that mission and vision, something horrific and inconsistent with the principles and values I recalled emanating from the "ole school" black community."

Think Progress Ripped Content From Tea Party Video To Create Fraudulent Racism Claim

Big Government It seems that Think Progress used a clip from this video, a video entitled “Proof that the Tea Party is not racist.” The guys at SharpElbows.Net thwarted this infiltrator, heavily documenting his attempt to mingle with Tea Party protesters in Saint Louis. Think Progress misrepresented everything this video and the Tea Party stands for, and against.
"If staffers, including editor-in-chief Faiz Shakir should not be terminated for this behavior, I’d like to know why."

Caught on Camera: Union Goon Hits, Shoves and Harasses GOP Supporter at Rally

Breitbart TV "You can see him using his left hand to knock a camera out of one of the volunteers hands at 8 seconds and again at 12 seconds. He returns later and shoves or hits the cameraman several more times."

The End of the Post Racial Presidency

DICK MORRIS AND EILEEN MCGANN   "Now, Obama is letting his supporters strip away his image of a post-racial president by their increasingly racial rhetoric and his support for radical black activists."

Introducing The Obama Bumper Sticker Removal Kit

Newsbusters "Did you buy into Hope and Change a few years ago only to now feel embarrassed by what's adorning your wheels? If so, the folks at have a fabulous solution that's not only effective, but also darned funny.
"It even works on a Prius (video follows with commentary):"

Tea Partiers Easily Put On The Defensive. Stop it!

American Thinker "News Flash! The liberal mainstream media vehemently desire to "crush" the Tea Party Movement. They want us to fail! It is foolish to pander to our enemy. The liberal media will distort, lie and do whatever to divide and conquer us. Brothers and sisters, we can not fall for it. God bless." Lloyd Marcus

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Scott Brown's Financial Regulation Failure

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion "But Scott Brown failed to see the forest for the trees on financial reform. Whatever good the financial legislation accomplishes could have been accomplished without another impenetrable behemoth, sprinkled with lobbyist-induced goodies, which expands government for the sake of expanding government, and which constitutes a cure which is worse than the disease."

Friday, July 16, 2010

White House Linked to Fraudulent Racist Tea Party Video

Gateway Pundit "Both the NAACP and CAP are part of a new coalition of left side groups. Their new effort to replace the Coffee Party is called ‘One Nation’ and is a mash up of over 170 member groups that reads like a who’s who on the left.
"The NAACP racist claim and now this effort are all part of the game plan this new group is going to bring forward.
"Pure Alinsky tactics of trying to isolate and name call somebody into a defensive mode to give them a leg up to push their own agenda."

Terrorist Abetting Lawyer Gets 10 Years

Sweetness and Light "Judge Koeltl, who praised the work Ms. Stewart had done throughout her career and said he had received an unprecedented 400 letters supporting her, ruled that she had lied and abused her position.
But what seemed to weigh heavily on the judge’s decision were statements Ms. Stewart made to the press after her first sentencing that she could do 28 months “standing on my head” and that she would do it all again. Those comments, the judge said, indicated “a lack of remorse” and that “the original sentence was not sufficient.”
"How wonderfully fitting. Ms. Steward was hoisted on her own petard IED."

Hezbollah at the Border

Human Events  "State Department documents examined by Human Events raise concerns that Hezbollah has already used these long-established narco-terror relationships to establish terror cells in the United States."  Connie Hair

Country Reports on Terrorism 2008  "Of particular concern was evidence of Hezbollah influence in Mexico, which is the gateway into the United States for drug cartels. Myrick’s letter warns that tattoos have been found on drug gangs in U.S. prisons showing the influence of Iranian-directed Hezbollah terrorists."

Our post-racial president and his administration

There Really Is a Racist Scandal at the Justice Department
"The Los Angeles Times is wrong that the case hasn’t been made. Adams’s testimony is both credible and shocking, but more importantly, it has not been refuted at all by the Justice Department. DOJ has told the press that it is only “conservatives” who are concerned over this matter, which is beside the point, and not true in any case." J. Christian Adams

Condemn the NAACP: It Is Lost "Local NAACP leaders, along with a national board member, defended men charged in 2009 with beating up a black man who was apparently beaten for no other reason than because he was supporting the tea party movement. It was a press conference in which the victim was derisively referred to as a “Negro” and an “UncleTom.”"   
Bishop Council Nedd II

Michelle Obama’s Fake Black Obesity Concerns "Interestingly Michelle Obama didn’t say any of those things in the childhood obesity portion of the speech. Then what did her speech accomplish? For one thing it gave the media a first lady project to write about, even though Mrs. Obama offered up no solutions. More importantly it allowed Michelle to give a nod of support and words of encouragement to the NAACP, a group that has successfully transformed itself from being a legitimate civil rights organization to this administration’s willing workers; and who along with 170 other groups, including labor unions are planning to build strong momentum against patriotic Americans with the simple desire to have a reduced national debt, individual liberty, and freedom to voice their concerns about how Barack Obama’s policies are affecting their lives and the lives of their children…In other words, the Tea Party movement." Sonja Schmidt

Breitbart to NAACP Chief: ‘Go to Hell!’ “Let me say something a tad newsworthy to the president of the NAACP. You can go to hell. ... I have tapes…tape of racism and it’s an NAACP dinner. You want to play with fire? I have evidence of racism and it’s coming from the NAACP."

Financial Reform: The Lawyers and Lobbyists Full Employment Act

Heritage "Washington looks increasingly like a public-works jobs program for lawyers and lobbyists, a profit center for professionals who are in business for themselves.” The Dodd-Frank bill is the perfect extension of Washington as “a public-works jobs program for lawyers and lobbyists.” Instead of encouraging the U.S. economy to invest in engineers, technology and new products, it requires firms to invest in lawyers and lobbyists just to stay alive. It will do nothing to help create new wealth or new net jobs in the economy, but will transfer more wealth to lobbying and law firms in Washington, D.C."

Dodd-Frank may backfire on Democrats. "That's because, like stimulus and health care, Democrats turned the financial regulation bill into a monstrosity. What started as a promise to streamline and modernize the financial system turned into 2,300 pages of new agencies and new powers for the very authorities that fomented the financial crisis. The bill is laden with uncertainty and brimming with costly regulations on small businesses. Sen. Chris Dodd and Rep. Barney Frank made it easy for Republicans to pronounce their bill more Obama Big Government—a "Main Street takeover"—and to justify their votes against it." KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL

7 Reasons to Be Skeptical About Financial Reform "Democrats will no doubt hail the bill as a major accomplishment before the midterm elections. After all, it is perhaps the most significant piece of progressive financial legislation since the Great Depression. But the Atlantic has also spent considerable time pointing out all the ways financial reform could fail to curb risk appetite, strengthen the most dangerous banks and hurt ultimately taxpayers. Here* are seven reasons to be skeptical about financial reform:"...Derek Thompson is a staff editor at, where he writes about economics, business, and technology.

Business Knows More than Obama "But all business is asking for is some clarity and certainty regarding government intentions, especially on taxes and regulation. Take, for example, the new 2,300-page bank-regulation bill, which spreads 243 new regulatory provisions across ten agencies. No one really knows what’s in this document, or what the unintended consequences will be. Until people figure this out, it could freeze bank lending for years."

All the above shows what happens when we let celebrities and academics choose our president.

The NAACP’s Descent

Mona Charen "The NAACP’s role in fighting racism was a noble one. The organization was the moving force behind anti-lynching laws. Thurgood Marshall, of the Legal Defense Fund, argued and won the case of Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, marking a new legal era in the United States.
"But the glory days are long gone. In recent decades, the NAACP has transformed itself into just another liberal advocacy group, absurdly dragging “racial justice” into nearly every public-policy argument. In 1994, the NAACP filed suit against the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority claiming that a proposed fare increase would discriminate against minorities. That same year, an NAACP spokesman suggested that raising the retirement age for Social Security could “exacerbate racial divisions” because blacks tend to have shorter life expectancies."
NAACP Hurls False Racism Charge at the Tea-Party Movement “In March, respected members of the Congressional Black Caucus reported that racial epithets were hurled at them as they passed by a Washington, DC health care protest,” the NAACP’s website states. “Civil rights legend John Lewis was called the ‘n-word’ in the incident.”
"Americans still await video footage and/or audiotape that proves these oft-repeated accusations. Reps. Lewis (D., Ga.) and Andre Carson (D., Ind.) were encircled by TV cameras, radio-news gear, cellphone cameras, and other recording devices. To date, none of them has yielded any sound or image of anybody lobbing racial insults. If such comments actually were uttered, the NAACP and its leftist allies would have played them over and over and over to embarrass and humiliate Republicans, conservatives, and the allegedly racist tea-party movement. In fact, no one has claimed conservative activist Andrew Breitbart’s $100,000 bounty for any documentary proof that these supposed race bombs ever were tossed at their targets."
NAACP Resolution Calls on Tea Party to Repudiate 'Racist Elements' in Movement "The NAACP was once a vital weapon in the war against segregation and oppression. All that's left is a bigoted and malicious shell that does far more harm than good for people who need a break," he wrote.Fellow St. Louis Tea Party organizer Dana Loesch accused the NAACP of morphing into a political organization.
""They no longer prioritize civil rights," she told Fox News."

Hey NAACP, the Truth Shall Set Us Free "It is my fear that the honorable mission of the NAACP may have lost it’s way, but I am confident that it will find it’s course. In the meantime, unprovoked attacks on your brothers and sisters in the Tea Party will be met with tough love. This is not a game and the collective stakes are high for all Americans."

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Obama’s Second Act; If he wins another term, he’ll only get worse.

Charles Krauthammer " In the political marketplace, there’s now a run on Obama shares. The Left is disappointed with the president. Independents are abandoning him in droves. And the Right is already dancing on his political grave, salivating about November, when, his own press secretary admitted Sunday, Democrats might lose the House. "I have a warning for Republicans: Don’t underestimate Barack Obama."

George W. Bush Book 'Decision Points' out Nov. 9

ABC News "According to Crown Publishers, "Decision Points" will offer "gripping, never-before-heard detail" on such historic events as the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and the 2000 presidential election along with Bush's decision to quit drinking, his relationship with his family and other personal details."

The Return of the Jeffersonian Vision and the Rejection of Progressivism

Michael Barone "The Progressives explicitly repudiated the Founders’ vision of limited government. They argued that government needed to redistribute property, to take money from one group of citizens to help others, and to regulate economic activity in ways previously considered unconstitutional. The Constitution, they said, was a “horse and buggy” document, suited perhaps to the simpler society of the 18th century, but dangerously out of date in a complex industrial society which could not expect ordinary citizens to make their way without government guidance and assistance. They were acting, they said, in the interests of the people. Their critics said they were acting out of hunger for power.
"I want to advance another thesis: That they actually acted more out of fear than of benevolence. They feared revolution." Emphasis added.

NAACP Looks for Relevance In Wrong Place…Race (Updated)

Herman Cain "Tea Party people are not racist…they are Patriotic Americans who want the greatest country in the world to remain the greatest, by exercising their right to make their voices heard.
"This isn’t about race. This is about results, and the results by this administration are missing in action."

Why the Obama Stimulus Failed

Heritage  "...Maybe this new battery plant is worth investing millions of dollars in. Maybe it will eventually turn a profit. But maybe not. The issue is, “Why is this any of the government’s business?” We used to be a capitalist country. We’re supposed to have vibrant capital markets that make these decisions using market principles. Instead we have the Obama administration acting as a venture capital fund picking winners and losers not based on economics, but on political priorities (in this case global warming)."

Respecting the Law

Israel Ortega "A healthy respect for the rule of law argues against a blanket grant of amnesty to the millions living among us who came here illegally. Some are tempted to brush off violations of immigration law, contending they’re not as bad as other crimes. But if we are to survive as a nation of laws, our officials cannot pick and choose which laws they will enforce and which violations they’ll just let slide."

Team Obama Won’t Sue Sanctuary Cities – But Will Sue Arizona For Upholding the Law

Gateway Pundit "The Obama administration said this week that there is no reason to sue so-called sanctuary cities for refusing to cooperate with federal authorities, whereas Arizona’s new immigration law was singled out because it “actively interferes” with enforcement."  Emphasis added.

A Ten-Step Reset Regimen for the President

Victor Davis Hanson "...10) Take a breather on the green agenda. Al Gore imploded, both from revelations about his personal life and the labyrinth of his financial machinations. Climategate discredited academic finger-pointing. Promises about “skyrocketing” power bills don’t go well with a recession. The old “millions of new green jobs” wonkery is a bad joke from a college bull session. Nuclear, natural gas, clean coal, and drilling in ANWR have more resonance than subsidized wind and solar jobs at a million or so in federal subsidies each.

"Will Obama adopt any of my suggestions? No, of course not."

Enough Votes for Reform "Democrats say they have pulled together the 60 votes they need in the U.S. Senate to get past filibusters pass a financial reform bill.
"To get over the hump, Democrats need the support of Republicans Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine, and Scott Brown of Massachusetts."

The Bush Tax Cuts and the Deficit Myth

WSJ "President Obama and congressional Democrats are blaming their trillion-dollar budget deficits on the Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003. Letting these tax cuts expire is their answer. Yet the data flatly contradict this "tax cuts caused the deficits" narrative. Consider the three most persistent myths:"...
Via Neal Boortz, who said this about the above article: "This is that incredible WSJ column I played around with yesterday on the air. Read it and the file it away for when your liberal friends pull out this line about the Bush tax cuts causing our financial deficit."