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.

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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.”

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Obama self portrait

3 09 2010

 

 

These are possibly the 5 best sentences you’ll ever read:

  1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
  2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
  3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
  4. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation.
  5. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.




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





You want change? Try these ideas

16 10 2009

 

norma white

Column – Norma White: You want change? Try these ideas

Norma White

 

Each presidential candidate is giving his rendition of the changes he wants for America.

Here are a few that I believe all Americans want.

Limit Congress from serving more than two terms. That is all that presidents are allowed.

Stop Congress from voting for their own raises. How did that ever get started?

Stop paying for lawmakers’ high-priced insurance premiums. After all, they are only part-time employees. They might pass some law changes on the insurance companies, if they had to find one.

Stop paying lawmakers their full salary after serving just one term, or at retirement. We need to get rid of that pension plan; they’ve let other companies get rid of theirs. You were lucky to get 40 to 50 percent of your salary after working somewhere for 35 years, but they get 100 percent.

Make Congress pay into the Social Security system. They make laws for it. If they spent some of their own money, they might be interested in making it solvent.

Stop handing out aid to illegal aliens. If we did, then Medicaid and the food stamp program would have enough money to aid the aged and the poor.

Secure our borders.

Stop allowing babies born to illegal aliens in the United States automatic U.S. citizenship.

Stop the abuse of our benevolent welfare system. We feed children free meals three times a day until they are 17. Churches give away good, clean clothes. Companies buy and donate school supplies. Emergency rooms provide health care at taxpayer expense and the food stamp program is buying food at home. What are parents doing for their children?

Have a computer program that cross checks Social Security numbers with fingerprints to stop fraud on many fronts. Use it on voter registration, too.

Stop bailing out mortgage companies and banks that give loans to people who cannot afford them.

Stop companies from paying CEOs and other executives outrageous salaries and bonuses while doing away with workers’ pensions.

Stop all unnecessary spending so we will have the money for our nation’s security, and to help needy and elderly Americans.

Stop permitting anyone to have a photo with their face covered on driver’s licenses.

Whoever wins the presidency will not be able to make these changes.

Only members of Congress can do this, as they are the lawmakers.

I don’t believe Congress is interested in changing anything, do you?

Norma White of Amarillo is a retired network engineer for Southwestern Bell.