Our National anthem ” The Star Spangeled Banner”

29 09 2010

 

O! say can you see by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming.
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

 

In indignation over the start of the Civil War, Oliver Wendell Holmes[13] added a fifth stanza to the song in 1861 which appeared in songbooks of the era.[14]

When our land is illumined with liberty’s smile,
If a foe from within strikes a blow at her glory,
Down, down with the traitor that tries to defile
The flag of the stars, and the page of her story!
By the millions unchained,
Who their birthright have gained
We will keep her bright blazon forever unstained;
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave,
While the land of the free is the home of the brave.





Al Sharpton Suck-Up

9 09 2010

 

Every year for the past few years, I’ve noted the annual Al Sharpton Suck-Up — the annual grievance-mongering convention held by the race hustler’s non-profit “National Action Network.” It’s a purported grass-roots activist network that only seems to surface in the news once a year when Democrat leaders — and at least one RNC chairman — show up to the convention to pay homage and kiss Sharpton’s ring.

Biggest non-shocker of the year: The “National Action Network” is a fiscal mess, delinquent on taxes, and has run afoul of campaign finance laws. The NY Post reports:

An accounting firm hired by Al Sharpton’s National Action Network found the civil-rights group in such financial disarray that it flunked its record-keeping — and may not even survive, The Post has learned.

The scathing critique was spelled out in a hard-hitting internal audit of NAN’s books, a copy of which was obtained by The Post.

“The organization has suffered recurring decreases in net assets — and has been dependent upon advances from related parties and the nonpayment of payroll tax obligations — to maintain continuity,” the firm KBL concluded in an April 2 audit of NAN’s 2008 financial records, the most recent available.

The audit, which was submitted to NAN’s board of directors, warned, “These circumstances create substantial doubt about the organization’s ability to continue.”

KBL said it was “unable to form an opinion” on the accuracy of NAN’s financial figures “because of inadequacies in the organization’s accounting records.”

In 2008, federal prosecutors decided to drop a criminal probe into the finances of Sharpton and NAN. But Sharpton — who also has a lucrative syndicated radio show and a speech-making and consulting business — agreed to pay back more than $2 million in overdue personal and NAN taxes.

The audit said NAN still owed $1.348 million in delinquent city, state and federal taxes and penalties at the end of 2008. The IRS has filed dozens of liens against NAN over the past decade, including one as recently as April of this year.

Last year, the Federal Elections Commission slapped Sharpton with $285,000 fine, in part for illegally using NAN funds to cover the costs of his 2004 presidential campaign.

Thanks to Sharpton’s race shield, NAN has engaged in financial monkey business for years with impunity.

Yes, monkey business. Sue me.

***

Heh. JWF on Sharpton’s money troubles: “This ought to qualify him as a financial adviser to his pal Obama.”

Michelle Malkin Face book page     http://bit.ly/cX9MGa





NUGENT: It is us

11 08 2010

 

July 30, 2010
NUGENT: It is us
By Ted Nugent
Barack Hussein Obama did not sneak into power. An army of clueless, disconnected, ignorant Americans
invited him to bring his Marxist, glaringly anti-American jihad into our lives. This president’s overtly
destructive, clear-and-present-danger agenda is surpassed in transparency only by his ultra-leftist public
voting record and overall lifetime conduct of consorting with the enemy as a child and student of Marxism,
socialist and racist community organizer, congregant of the blatant America-hating black-theology- and
social-justice-spewing Rev. Jeremiah Wright and close personal friend of convicted communist terrorists like
Bill Ayers, and by his unflinching appointment of an array of communist czars, including Van Jones, Cass
Sunstein, Anita Dunne, et al. So let me get this straight: You claim your intentions were noble because you
simply wanted to get your child a puppy but somehow didn’t notice that it was foaming at the mouth, and
now you’re shocked that your child has rabies? I think not. That is not a mistake. It is negligence –
dangerous, life threatening and, I am convinced, downright criminal negligence.
And the price for such negligence is catastrophic, don’t you know.
But it gets worse. For, you see, the blame doesn’t fall just on the obvious stupidity of our friends and families
who voted for this corrupt, death-wish government in whose stranglehold we find ourselves. Ultimately, it is
our fault. It is the failure of those of us who know better but have failed miserably to educate our own. Living
our lives with a captive audience of family, friends, co-workers, socialites, fellow worshippers at church and
other parents at school – everyone in our everyday walks of life – far too many of us have allowed
uneducated, history-devoid, denial-riddled, fantasy-driven, anti-gun and anti-hunting, anti-capitalism general
ignoramuses to remain so and run amok, when by all thoughtful considerations, it was our duty to educate
and upgrade everyone in our lives to truth, logic and the American way.
It is the terminal curse of apathy and disconnect that got us into this shameless mess we find America in
today, and in all honesty, we have no one to blame but ourselves.
We all saw it coming, but political correctness caused most of us to clam up in the ridiculous mindset that it
was more important to avoid hurting feelings than to stand up for what we knew in our hearts was being
trampled underfoot. Sadly, America has become a nation of ultra-thin-skinned, whining little girls, afraid of
our own shadows and so cowardly as to back away from the simple solution of speaking the truth when we
know we are supposed to do so.
I have been damned as being a radical extremist my entire adult life for simply standing up and relentlessly
promoting and celebrating self-evident truth, logic and common sense. The devil brigade acting upon the

Saul Alinsky deception playbook has made its mark by lying, cheating and attacking with the very hate that it
accuses everybody else of harboring. With an overall complicit media to bullhorn the brigade’s agenda, a
nation of sheep has taken the pill and swallowed it whole.
Welcome to the new fat, soft, cowardly nation of wimps with the perfectly corrupt president and pack of
soulless hounds in government that they deserve.
Look at Harry Reid. Charlie Rangel. Listen to Nancy Pelosi. What kind of idiots do they represent? A huge
army of idiots who wish to do nothing for their country, but whine for their government to do everything for
them. Welcome to France, ladies and gentlemen, only worse.
There always have been bad, ignorant people in the world. But in the United States of America, land of the
free and home of the brave, the epicenter of rugged individualism founded on the premise of live free or die,
where the powerful DNA of defiance got us where we are as the last, best place on Earth, the ultimate
violation is that so many hardworking, truly entrepreneurial, independent Americans backed down and failed
to stand up when we saw the wimps squawking about all the wrong stuff.
Everything from the New Deal and Great Society on has been a dismal and grossly counterproductive
failure, yet we continue to allow corrupt bureaucrats to keep jamming more of the same down our throats
with barely a whimper of resistance. How pathetic. How lame. How un-American.
The Tea Party is a better-late-than-never step in the right direction back to the glorious “we the people”
experiment in self-government, but as far as I’m concerned, we haven’t begun to turn up the heat nearly
enough quite yet.
Each and every conservative and liberal American who knows that we cannot spend and tax our way out of
debt, who knows that an exit strategy instead of a victory strategy is the same as surrender, who knows
Fedzilla is criminal in its refusal to be accountable with our hard-earned tax dollars being blowtorched with
unprecedented and insane wastefulness, that a federal government suing Arizona for simply implementing
constitutional law is treasonous, and who fails to communicate this with everyone we know is actually
complicit with this bizarre, fundamental transformation of the greatest country in the history of humankind.
What in God’s good name are we thinking? How much more of this can we possibly put up with? Will we
show true American fortitude to stop the beast at the voting booths in November and in every election in the
future to make sure no more communists, no more Marxists, no more anti-American redistributors of wealth
are allowed in positions of power ever again? Can we outvote the pimps, whores and welfare brats? Will we
be smart enough to put every politician to the Pelosi-Obama litmus test? We will be smart enough never to
let a Mao Zedong fan club in the White House ever again?
Will we have learned our lesson that we the people have a daily, moral responsibility to be suspicious of
everyone in government and the media and watchdog them properly from now on? Will we finally never
forget? Will we finally say never again and mean it?
Will we finally use the incredible freedoms as provided by the sacrifices of our amazing warrior heroes of the
U.S. military to be sure this insanity can never happen again? Can we show at least that basic respect for
the privilege of being American and how we got here?
It is not them, it is us. Pogo was right.
Ted Nugent is an unstoppable American rock ‘n’ roll, sporting and political activist icon. He is author of “Ted,
White & Blue: The Nugent Manifesto” and “God, Guns and Rock ‘N’ Roll” (Regnery Publishing).





President Obama caught in another direct lie.

10 08 2010

World War II n. ( Abbr. WWII ) A war fought from 1939 to 1945
Subject: President’s Father Served in WW II?

Does he even know the difference between truth and fabrication? Now President Obama’s father served in WW II???

It must be true as Barack said it in a speech! Is he a compulsive liar?   Were there no reporters who double checked these statements and called the party on this?

They did for everyone else.  Why not him?

Barack Hussein Obama Sr. (Obama’s father)
Born 4/4/36
Died 11/24/82 at the age of 46
He was 3 years old when WW 2 started, and less than 9.5 years old when it ended.

Lolo Soetoro (Obama’s step father)
Born 1935
Died 3/2/87 at the age of 52
He was 4 years old when WW 2 started, and 10 years old when it ended.

And the media doesn’t say anything


An armed man is a citizen.  An unarmed man is a subject.

Does he even know if and when he is lying?  Pathological liar  perhaps?





AARP’s fall from Grace

8 08 2010

You  don’t have to be a Senior or an AARP member to appreciate and cheer  for this letter:   
    
  Letter  from owners of Miller Farms Equine  Transport….validated by Snopes  AARP’s   fall from Grace

SNOPES   : CORRECTLY ATTRIBUTED
 
I find this  very  interesting reading, so let’s keep it going  if you agree.   It only takes a few days on  the Internet and this will  have reached 75% of the  public in the U.S.A.     Seniors need to stand up for what is  right, not  what the politicians want or big  Corporations  want. 
 
This letter was  sent to Mr. Rand who  is the Executive Director of  AARP.
 
THIS LADY NOT  ONLY HAS A GRASP  OF ‘THE SITUATION’ BUT AN INCREDIBLE COMMAND  OF  THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE!
 
 
Dear Mr.  Rand,      
 
        Recently   you sent us a letter encouraging us to renew our  lapsed  membership in AARP by the requested date. I  know it is not  what you were looking for, but this  is the most honest  response I can give you. Our  gap in coverage is merely a  microscopic symptom of  the real problem, a deepening lack of  faith.    
 
        While   we have proudly maintained our membership for  several years  and have long admired the AARP goals  and principles,  regrettably, we can no longer  endorse it’s abdication of our  values. Your letter  specifically stated that we can count on  AARP to  speak up for our rights, yet the voice we hear is not   ours. Your offer of being kept up to date on  important issues  through DIVIDED WE FAIL presents  neither an impartial view nor  the one we have come  to embrace. We do believe that when two  parties  agree all the time on everything presented to them,   one is probably not necessary. But, when the  opinions and long  term goals are diametrically  opposed, the divorce is imminent.  This is the  philosophy which spawned our 200 years of   government.         

          Once   upon a time, we looked forward to being part of  the senior  demographic. We also looked to AARP to  provide certain  benefits and give our voice a  power we could not possibly hope  to achieve on our  own. AARP gave us a sense of belonging which  we no  longer enjoy. The Socialist politics practiced by the   Obama administration and empowered by AARP serves  only to  raise the blood pressure my medical  insurance strives to  contain. Clearly a conflict  of interest there!    
 
         We   do not understand the AARP posture, feel greatly  betrayed by  the guiding forces that we expected to  map out our senior  years and leave your ranks with  a great sense of regret. We  mitigate that  disappointment with the relief of knowing that  we  are not contributing to the problem anymore by renewing  our  membership. There are numerous other  organizations which offer  discounts without  threatening our way of life or offending our   sensibilities.         
 
        This   Presidential Administration scares the living  daylights out of  us. Not just for ourselves, but  for our proud and bloodstained  heritage. But even  more importantly for our children and   grandchildren. Washington  has rendered Soylent Green a  prophetic cautionary  tale rather than a nonfiction scare  tactic. I have  never in my life endorsed any militant or  radical  groups, yet now I find myself listening to them. I   don’t have to agree with them to appreciate the  fear which  birthed their existence. Their  borderline insanity presents  little more than a  balance to the voice of the Socialist  mindset in  power. Perhaps I became American by a great stroke   of luck in some cosmic uterine lottery, but in my  adulthood I  CHOOSE to embrace it and nurture the  freedoms it represents as  well as the  responsibilities it requires.        
 
         Your   website generously offers us the opportunity to  receive all  communication in Spanish. ARE YOU  KIDDING??? Someone has  broken into our ‘house’,  invaded our home without our  invitation or  consent. The President has insisted we keep the   perpetrator in comfort and learn the perp language  so we can  communicate our reluctant welcome to  them.    
 
      I   DON’T choose to welcome   them.
 
      I  DON’T  choose to support them.       
 
      I   DON’T choose to educate them.       
 
      I   DON’T choose to medicate them, pay for their food  or clothing.    
 
      American   home invaders get arrested.       
 
      Please   explain to me why foreign lawbreakers can enjoy  privileges on  American soil that Americans do not  get?       
 
      Why   do some immigrants have to play the game to be  welcomed and  others only have to break & enter  to be welcomed?    
 
      We   travel for a living. Walt hauls horses all over  this great  country, averaging over 10,000 miles a  month when he is out  there. He meets more people  than a politician on caffeine  overdose. Of all the  many good folks he enjoyed on this last  10,000  miles, this trip yielded only ONE supporter of the   current administration. One of us is out of touch  with  mainstream America  . Since our poll is conducted without  funding, I  have more faith in it than one which is power   driven.         

      We   have decided to forward this to everyone on our  mailing list,  and will encourage them to do the  same… With several hundred  in my address book, I  have every faith that the eventual  exponential  factor will make a credible statement to you.       

       I   am disappointed as hell.         
 
       I   am scared as hell.    
 
       I   am MAD as hell, and I’m NOT gonna take it   anymore!  

                   Walt   & Cyndy    
                   Miller   Farms Equine  Transport





Obama promises and everyone a lie.

8 08 2010

 

 “I promise 100% transparency in my administration.”

“I promise NO NEW TAXES on a family making less than $250K a year. 

“I will allow 5 days of public comment before I sign any bills.”

“I will remove earmarks for PORK projects before I sign any bill.”

“I will end Income Tax for seniors making less than $50K a year.”

“I’ll put the Health Care negotiations on CSPAN so everyone can see

  who is at the table.”





Gun Control: The Ultimate Human Rights Violation

25 06 2010

Gun Control: The Ultimate Human Rights Violation
by A.W.R. Hawkins
Human Events. com
June 3rd, 2010

Lucid students of the political sphere have certainly noticed that liberals are now using the phrase “human rights” even more than they once used their old standby, “civil liberties.” Of course they rarely define human rights, and even when they try, the definition varies depending on the goal of the person that’s using the phrase.

But this doesn’t stop them from having international conferences on human rights, dumping money into organizations like Human Rights Watch, and allowing surviving members of the Woodstock crowd to charge America’s military with violating human rights while simultaneously giving Iran a seat on the U.N.’s Women’s Rights Commission.

Perhaps the two clearest threads in all the human rights jargon are the focus on international law coupled with a potent strain of anti-Americanism. This is a combination that can be deadly when accurately aimed at national sovereignty or individual rights.

The most telling aspect of the left’s obsession with human rights is not so much what its proponents claim to defend but what they would be happy to sacrifice. And one thing all human rights activists are perpetually ready to jettison is the right Americans enjoy in keeping and bearing arms.

Ironically, this right, summarily stated in the 2nd Amendment, should be the lynchpin of any honest pursuit of human rights. Thomas Jefferson made this clear when he equated a government-backed prohibition against defending one’s self with a government-backed denial of “the most basic of nature’s rights.”

When one reads Jefferson’s statement in light of his many writings on nature’s laws and the benefits of private gun ownership, it’s clear he was implying that the denial of the right to self-defense with a firearm is essentially a denial of one of the core aspects of what it means to be human.

In other words, gun control actually steals part of our humanity.

How much worse of a human rights violation can exist than one that actually separates the “human” from the “rights”?

None of this is hard to understand if we just imagine a woman who lives alone, and is being stalked by a dangerous man. She goes to a gun store to buy a handgun with which to protect herself, but because she lives in Chicago, Mayor Daley will not allow her to purchase a gun.

Thus she goes home, and hopes the lock on her door will hold.

When he’s ready, the stalker becomes an intruder who breaks the door open, assaults the woman, and then leaves with a smile on his face. After reflecting on the matter he realizes the woman has no means with which to defend herself, so he goes back for more, and in time, as his callousness increases, he goes back more frequently. He knows the woman is helpless to stop him because she has been denied that “most basic of nature’s rights.”

In this scenario, how long would it be before the woman felt less and less like a woman and more and more like a dog?

How long would it be before she had a thorough understanding of what Jefferson meant when he coupled gun control with the denial of a core aspect of what it means to be human?

America remains a shining city on a hill in this dark world, partly because we still have the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of our lives and property. In light of Jefferson’s writings, I don’t think I go too far in saying that this one freedom goes a long way in keeping our humanity intact.

If you ever doubt the degree to which private gun ownership and the freedom to use those guns for self-defense upholds our humanness, just head on down to El Paso, Tex., where the murder rate is around 23 victims annually.

Then lock up your gun in the United States and cross the border into Juarez, Mexico, where the natural right to keep and bear arms has long been suppressed and where the murder rate, at 2,500 to 3,000 annually, is startling.

Once you get to Juarez, it won’t be long till you feel like the woman who sat in her apartment staring at the door, hoping the lock would hold up under pressure because it was the only line of defense she had against her assailant.

Gun control could just be the ultimate human rights violation.

And if we ever give up our guns in this great nation, we will ultimately give up our humanity.

HUMAN EVENTS columnist A.W.R. Hawkins holds a Ph.D. in U.S. Military History from Texas Tech University. He will be a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal during the summer of 2010.
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The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.” — Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers

You know why there’s a Second Amendment? In case the government fails to follow the first one.” — Rush Limbaugh