on foreign assignments. Representative Peter King of New York, the Republican chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee views the employment three additional senior level people per agent at taxpayer expense to supervise morality as a very positive development. However, Wesley Pruden suggests a much more efficient and less expensive way of ensuring their good behavior “no chaperone would be as effective as a wife. The simple video baby monitor, familiar to new parents everywhere, could be connected to a telephone to give Secret Service wives back home an instant view of the beds of their wandering boys. The Lavana Babyview 20 Interference-Free Digital Wireless Monitor, for example, with Night Light and Lullaby Camera, is advertised on the Internet for a mere $119.99, with one-day shipping.”
MAY 1, 2012
MCCAIN IS ALIVE AND RIGHT ON TARGET
Barack Obama is not a man who sees things through the lens of what is right or wrong but rather only through the lens of political opportunity and what he believes he can get away with, no matter who he hurts. John McCain has noticed this character trait and is calling him out for diminishing the memory of 9-11 and turning the killing of Osama bin Laden into a cheap ploy for reelection. "This is the same President who said, after bin Laden was dead, that we shouldn't 'spike the ball' after the touchdown. And now Barack Obama is not only trying to score political points by invoking Osama bin Laden, he is doing a shameless end-zone dance to help himself get reelected.”
Obama’s new attack ad asks would Romney be able to make such a tough decision as the raid which ended the threat of Bin Laden as a leader however as McCain argues since this one correct action almost all of Barack Obama’s moves and strategies have harmed our national security. He points out that "with a record like that on national security, it is no wonder why President Obama is shamelessly turning the one decision he got right into a pathetic political act of self-congratulation."
April 28, 2012
JUDGE TELLS DUTCH TO REJOIN THE DRUG WAR
Holland’s enlightened and sensible treatment of marijuana use has resulted in many benefits for its people such as tax money and increased commerce as well as sparing them the cruelty and expense of enforcing needless repression which provides nothing of value. The Dutch government’s wise policies highlight the destructive attitude of other leaders throughout the world who continue to disregard the needs wants and best interests of their own citizens. Now the Netherlands is apparently bowing to pressure from foreign intolerant rulers to deny this beneficial freedom extended to its own citizens to those from other countries.
The government’s new move towards repression is going to take the form of a “weed pass” available only to residents and on Friday a judge upheld the plan, Opposition to the change promises to be widespread including Eberhard van der Laan the mayor of Amsterdam, coffee shop owners, and anyone with half a brain who has noticed how well the present policies have worked towards the improvement of ordinary life. ”a lawyer for owners, Maurice Veldman, said he would file an appeal against the ruling by a judge at The Hague District court, which clears the way for the weed pass to be introduced in southern provinces on May 1.”
April 27, 2012
A MORE COMPLETE AND NUANCED PORTRAIT OF GEORGE ZIMMERMAN
For those who want to exploit the death of Trayvon Martin to further their own agendas a simple picture of George Zimmerman as a paranoid overt racist with a propensity for violence and no real reason to carry a gun or fear for his safety in that neighborhood works best, However, an extensive investigation by Reuters into the prelude before that killing makes it very difficult to swallow that most convenient narrative, It has become increasingly clear that the motives of more people than just George Zimmerman need to be questioned.
April 26, 2012
THE RETURN OF MOB INJUSTICE
During the 1960s civil rights era Mobile, Alabama was the scene of many examples of horrific violence which occurred there because of that struggle. Since then the city has elected a black mayor and the people living in its mixed race neighborhoods exist for the most part in peace. However, last Saturday racial animosity coupled with horrible senseless acts of brutality returned. The difference now being that the victim was white and the mob was black.
In his article describing this ugly incident Quin Hillyer cites a woman attacker and other witnesses who said that "this is justice for Trayvon." The object of the crowds fury was”taken to the hospital, he was admitted in critical condition, with bruising on his face and jaw, extreme pain, deafness in his right ear, fluid in his abdomen and, most dangerously, bilateral subdural bleeding inside his cranium.” Witnesses have pointed out several of the perpetrators and police have promised arrests but as of late Tuesday afternoon none have been announced.
In his opening words Hillyer indicated that this beating was exactly what people such as Al Sharpton and the New Black Panther Party wanted but he also argued however, “my opening paragraph. It's not really fair. It represents the sort of racially inflammatory cheap shot in which Sharpton and an unfortunate number of media mavens specialize. One woman may have made reference to Trayvon, but that doesn't mean that all 20 or more of the attackers had anything in their minds other than a criminal version of racial animus, further inflamed by purely street-level friction. I hereby take back the allegation that Sharpton ‘got what he wanted’ when Delmar Drive produced a white victim. The allegation remains in the opening paragraph as a demonstration of how easy it is to stir racial tensions beyond the boiling.
April 25, 2012
THE POTENTIAL FOR VIOLENCE
With economic distress at a very high level, with racial tensions approaching an intensity not seen since the days of Martin Luther King Jr., with one major party accused of waging a war against women and the other one seemingly bent on imposing a dangerous collectivist ideology on us to many our society seems on the brink of a period of vehement upheaval. In contrast, Scandinavian counties such as Denmark appear to be calm peaceful relatively homogenous places without the kinds of divisions we face. However, as this video from Copenhagen clearly demonstrates the potential for violence is not a unique problem in America.
April 23, 2012
HATRED OF THE JEWS IS CENTRAL ANIMATING FEATURE OF THE MIDDLE EAST
Hatred of the Jews is the strategic and political reality of the Middle East. It dictates the legal behavior of the regimes, foreign policies, military goals, cultural mores, educational themes, and even public health policies of Israel’s neighbors from Ramallah to Tehran. However as Caroline Glick points out in her latest important essay from Washington to Brussels the centrality and unrelenting nature of this irrational Jew abhorrence in all aspects of public life is a taboo subject.
For example Omar Abu-Sneina, a convicted terrorist murderer one of thousands of Palestinian extremists just released from prison by Israel into Hamas controlled Gaza was found to have issued detailed instructions telling his fellow terrorists how they should go about kidnapping and holding IDF prisoners. He advises that if the captive is a corpse or severed head you can use desolate places but if alive use a house, agricultural farm. or workplace because he or she must be provided with food and drink once a week. Glick argues that “Abu-Sneina's coldblooded cruelty and rejection of the inherent value of the lives of Israelis is not simply a function of the fact that he is a terrorist. It is a reflection of the values of Palestinian society. Those values are continuously expressed and reinforced by Fatah- and Hamas-controlled media outlets, cultural and educational institutions and religious authorities. The ubiquitousness of Jew-hatred in the daily lives of Palestinians is so overwhelming it is difficult to imagine any facet of Palestinian life that isn't inundated by it.”
April 21, 2012
SARAH PALIN AND MICHELE OBAMA DIFFERENT ATTTUDES TOWARDS TAXPAYER’S MONEY
Certainly one of the most publically reviled persons in recent political history was Sarah Palin by political pudits from the left, the news media, and leftist comedians all used their most virulent attacks on her. However, many ordinary citizens saw her quite differently than the elite commentators did and Alaskan fisherman Dewie Whetsell posted this comment referencing a MOVEON ad about her he said “the last 45 of my 66 years I've spent in a commercial fishing town in Alaska. I understand Alaska politics but never understood national politics well until this last year. Here's the breaking point: Neither side of the Palin controversy gets it. It's not about persona, style, rhetoric, it's about doing things. Even Palin supporters never mention the things that I'm about to mention here.”
Among the things that never seemed to get talked about was the approval for her by Democrats for her when as Governor she took on the corrupt establishment Republican political machine headed by Frank Murkowski helping to put many of them in jail. There were then fewer Alaskan politicians protecting the giant oil corporations enabling her to establish a system where ordinary residents got to split profits. She obtained a list of state requests for federal funding and found 85% of them unwarranted and she also relinquished her state provided vehicle and dismissed her tax funded security force.
In contrast, Michele Obama is much beloved by the press and seldom made the object of fun for jokesters and she has shown herself time and time again to be very extravagant with other people’s money when it comes to spending either to benefit her husband or herself. The latest example of this comes from information about the size and excessive salaries of her staff.
April 20, 2012
THE TRAYVON MARTIN NIGHTMARE
The American Spectator has published my latest article which they have titled The Trayvon Martin Nightmare it is as follows:
The Martin-Zimmerman matter is a nightmare because of the way in which government officials, private citizens, and the media have made blunder after blunder in taking a sad situation and provoking it into a national and international catastrophe. Instead of acting as the leader of the nation and seeking to calm the situation, President Obama engaged in blatant racial pandering by saying the dead youngster would have looked like his son if he had one.
Attorney General Holder has been even worse and I assume that he is working with the active approval or indeed the encouragement of Mr. Obama and the White House staff. Of all the sins committed in recent months by the Obama-Holder Justice Department, one of the worst is the refusal to curb the blatant criminal activities of the New Black Panther Party. This hate group has taken to the Florida streets and has openly put a $10,000 bounty on the head of George Zimmerman, dead or alive. If the attorney general needs legal advice on what federal statutes have been violated by the Panthers, I will seek out some freshman law student in Washington and send him down the street to the Justice Department.
Such shameful racial pandering gets votes, lots of them. There is an important election coming in November. As a veteran of the original civil rights movement, I simply cannot believe that this is happening to the country that I love. I have the same angry, sad feeling that I had when I sat in a civil rights hearing in July 2010 and watched J. Christian Adams blow the whistle on in his former colleagues in the Civil Rights Division for their racist behavior in the performance of their official duties. The current disturbing actions of Messrs. Obama and Holder demonstrate that Adams' seminal book, Injustice, was sadly prophetic.
For many years in the distant past my specialty was investigating and reporting on police and mob brutality to blacks and other minorities. My investigations often were conducted in the hot sun of Mississippi or Alabama or in the cold of beautiful downtown Detroit as part of my duties as a federal civil rights official. Time after time I documented cases of such unlawful actions against innocent black citizens. (For what it is worth, I was helped in my Detroit investigations by a little known young black lawyer named John Conyers.) Moreover, on several occasions I confronted the brutal police and mob leaders and sought to convince them to curb their racist activities.
The available evidence in the Zimmerman-Martin case bears no resemblance to the actual cases of brutality that I documented. The evidence, to start with, reveals George Zimmerman to be a minority citizen who had black friends, including two young kids he mentored. Joe Oliver, a black friend with media experience, has felt impelled to come to his defense in the public forum, and continues to do so. No reliable evidence shows Zimmerman to be a violent bigot. No reliable evidence supports the notion, put forth by many black and white officials, that he hunted Martin down and shot him like a dog.
While other evidence may appear that will change my mind -- and it is evidence not wild hysterical charges that should rule here -- the current available evidence suggests that in his legal capacity as a neighborhood watch volunteer Zimmerman became concerned that Martin might have been one of the burglars who had been breaking into homes in that neighborhood. The two had some conversation and soon, according to Zimmerman, Martin hit him, knocked him down, and jumped on him. There was a struggle on the ground and Martin tried to get Zimmerman's pistol which was in a holster at his waist. Zimmerman somehow got his gun in his hand. One shot was fired and the young man died. That was indeed a tragedy but the evidence suggests that the shot was fired in self-defense.
Had George Zimmerman been intent on killing the young man, as many people have claimed, he could have taken his gun out and shot him several times from a safe distance. There is no evidence of that murderous intent. To the contrary, there is evidence that Zimmerman deeply regrets the shooting and is suffering from post-traumatic stress. He believes that his life has been ruined. Because of the massive number of threats on his life, including threats from the Black Panthers, he and some of his family members have been hiding and living in fear.
Think of that fact. An alleged assailant, a minority member who claimed he is innocent, has been hiding and living in fear of black mobs. In America. In the year 2012. Now, George Zimmerman has been charged by the special prosecutor, Angel Corey, with second degree murder and is in jail awaiting further proceedings.
WHILE THE FACTS OF THE CASE have been reviewed time and time again in the media, here and around the world, I have just gone back and looked at a few key pieces of objective fact that seem to have been forgotten in the racial hysteria.
Zimmerman claimed self-defense, a legal defense that has been in existence for centuries, long before the new stand-your-ground laws expanded on that defense. I have not found a single solid contrary fact that has been brought forth in all the emotional weeks since the sad death of Trayvon Martin. In her amateurish statement of probable cause for the second degree murder charge, Special Prosecutor Angela Corey did not cite a single such solid contrary fact. Her actions seem to be in response to the public protests and not to any new objective facts. It is just possible that Ms. Corey could be facing ethical charges like Mike Nifong, the ill-fated prosecutor in the Duke Lacrosse case.
In my experience the facts that come out soon after an incident occurs are usually the facts that tell the truth. Perry Mason moments are as rare as hen's teeth. Officer Timothy Smith arrived within minutes of the shooting. He wrote in his report: "Zimmerman stated that he had shot the subject [Martin] and he was still armed. Zimmerman complied with all of my verbal commands and was secured in handcuffs. Located on the inside of Zimmerman's waist band, I removed a black Kel Tek 9mm PF9 semi auto handgun and holster. While I was in such close contact with Zimmerman, I could observe that his back appeared to be wet and was covered in grass, as if he had been lying on his back on the ground. Zimmerman was also bleeding from the nose and back of his head."
That report also stated, "Zimmerman was placed in the rear of my police vehicle and was given first aid by the SFD [Sanford Fire Department]. While the SFD was attending to Zimmerman, I overheard him state, 'I was yelling for someone to help me, but no one would help me.'"
These objective facts are fully supportive of Zimmerman's version of the incident. They have not been rebutted except by mass hysteria and by charges of racial discrimination on the part of police and prosecutors.
Zimmerman agreed to talk to the police investigators and even took a voice stress test while in custody. This is a type of lie detector test used by hundreds of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. It was reported that Zimmerman's voice test came out clean.
Yet, there was a conflict in the opinions of the local law enforcement officials as to the proper course of action. Lead homicide investigator Chris Sereno said he did not believe Zimmerman's story and wanted to file an affidavit charging him with manslaughter. However, Police Chief Bill Lee and State Attorney Norman Wolfinger looked at the same set of facts and concluded that there was not enough evidence to support a conviction. Since Wolfinger was in the superior position, the case was dropped and Zimmerman was released. This action was consistent with centuries of Anglo-American legal traditions enshrining the presumption of innocence.
However, those centuries of traditions mean nothing in the current racial quagmire afflicting America and its legal system. Race hustlers Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and the New Black Panthers soon took the lead in demanding that Zimmerman be arrested and jailed. It seemed as if the nation's social fabric was being torn asunder by racial hate and mob hysteria.
And where are our president, our attorney general, and the entire federal law enforcement community in this nightmare? They seem to be on the side of the mobs. Instead, they -- starting with Messrs. Obama and Holder -- should be saying that they understand American history and American legal traditions and they know that even if Zimmerman appeared to be guilty, the forces of justice would stand solidly in favor of fair and peaceful judicial process. They should be shouting out from the Rose Garden of the White House that the era of lynching is long dead and we will not let mobs of any color revive it, that we will protect the judicial process and we will protect Mr. Zimmerman -- with federal troops if necessary.
IN THE RECENT PAST the mobs were white and the objects of their hate were black, as at many efforts to integrate schools in compliance with court orders. National and local police and military forces were ordered out to hold the white mobs back. Now one of the main inciters of violence is Al Sharpton, our president's designated leader of outreach to the black community. Moreover, there seems to be no attempt to curb the Black Panthers, who a few years ago were also given favorable treatment by Mr. Holder's Justice Department. I repeat: this is a nightmare for all of us, including the millions of decent black citizens who will take years to recover from this trauma.
Brooding over this entire situation is the obscene level of black crime in America. That subject is too often ignored. Normally, it receives little national attention unless the assailants are white and the victims are black. Black leaders and liberal politicians routinely deny that the high level of black crime even exists. Numerically, as is well known, black on black crime is the sad rule. However, black on white crime frequently occurs, which was the case in another recent murder case in Florida, one that has been largely overlooked by the national media. It has also been ignored by President Obama and his entire administration.
The evidence in this case is not in dispute and it is truly a horrible racial hate crime. Last April, Shawn Tyson, black and aged 16, confronted two white British tourists in a Sarasota public housing neighborhood where Tyson lived. The young man was raised by a single mother; no father was in the house. The Britons were James Kouzaris, 24, and James Cooper, 25. Both were well-educated young professionals on a carefree holiday in Florida. It was early in the morning and both were quite drunk when they wandered into Tyson's area, the Old Projects in Newtown, a section of Sarasota. Tyson confronted them with a pistol and demanded money. When the two said they did not have any money, Tyson replied that he had "something for your ass." The young murderer bragged to friends later that when he started shooting, the victims started crying and pleaded for their lives. Tyson was unaffected by the pleas of the "crackers" and continued shooting until both were dead. At the trial, which concluded recently, virtually no defense was offered by Shawn Tyson. He was convicted and was immediately sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Paul Davies and Joe Hallett, friends of the murdered Britons, attended the trial and issued emotional statements about their dead friends and about the lack of compassion shown to their parents, particularly in light of the massive amount of compassion shown recently to the parents of Trayvon Martin. Davies said, "We would like to publicly express our dissatisfaction at the lack of any public or private message of support or condolence from any American governing body or, indeed, President Obama himself. Mr. Kouzaris [the father of one of the victims] has written to President Obama on three separate occasions and is yet to even receive the courtesy of a reply. It would perhaps appear that Mr. Obama sees no political value in facilitating such a request or that the lives of two British tourists are not worth ten minutes of his time.”
Thus, there is tragedy and heartbreak all around us now. Our president should take the lead to defuse the mob mentality roiling our society. He should disarm and prosecute the Black Panthers. If nothing else, he must launch massive efforts to curb black crime, whether involving black victims or victims of other races. He must see to it that George Zimmerman and his family are provided with police or military protection. And of course it might be a nice idea if he called the parents of Cooper and Kouzaris and expressed his condolences for their tragic losses in our country. If our president cannot accomplish these civilized actions, he has finally and fully forfeited the trust of those who voted for him.
April 19, 2012
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE TRAYVON MARTIN CASE
Victor David Hanson has posted his detailed analysis of our society’s reaction to events surrounding the Trayvon Martin case in the form of ten separate essays. First is The Trayvon Martin Case and the Growing Racial Divide , second is Strangers in a Stranger Land, third is From the Trayvon Martin Tragedy to a National Travesty, fourth is Beware of the Mob, fifth is Liberal Illiberalism>, sixth is Welcome to the California Outback, seventh is The Gaseous Policies of Barack Obama, eighth is High-Tech Nothing, ninth is The New Commandments on the Barn World, lastly is Europe In the Rearview Mirror
This series provide a strong antidote countering Obama and friends shameless attempt to exploit this death for the purposes of political gain.
April 16, 2012
LATIN AMERICAN LEADERS IN REVOLT AGAINST OBAMA’S DRUG WAR
On Friday Barack Obama arrived in Cartagena Columbia for a summit of Latin American leaders where he wants to discuss increasing U.S. exports to the region but they want to talk about legalizing or decriminalizing drugs. This dissent against our drug war is being led by some of Washington's closest and best-funded allies in Latin America, including Colombia. The issue will be on the agenda for discussion at this gathering of thirty two heads of state but our President before listening to a word they have to say has already made it clear there will be no alteration of policy.
They want to discuss a change they even if Obama does not that because “the current approach isn't working, despite hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of thousands of drug-related murders.” The the wisdom of the Obama Administration’s commitment to these failed expensive and inhumane policys is being questioned by most of these Latin American leaders since “drug abuse rates in the United States have been virtually unchanged over the last decade, as dips in cocaine use have been offset by rising consumption of marijuana, heroin and methamphetamines. The United States has the highest overdose rates in the world — almost four times higher than Europe, according to the United Nation’s 2011 World Drug Report.”
April 15, 2012
RACIAL TENSIONS IN AMERICA ARE NOT NEW
The Trayvon Martin case has many would note brought racial tensions in America to a boiling point. In a very powerful must read essay for American Thinker Lauri B. Regan explains who seems to be turning up the heat on this issue. Conflict between blacks and whites is not new in American history however she argues what is different now “is having a president who, for political gain and selfish ideological reasons, is instigating a racial divide that has not been seen for decades. In order to ignite a passion in his base, Obama is intentionally taking this country back to the Civil Rights Era, when violence in the streets was commonplace.”
April 14, 2012
IRSHAD MANJI COURAGEOUS AND DYNAMIC MUSLIM REFOMER
Irshad Manji offers the world a more tolerant, more pluralistic form of her faith, Islam. She was speaking at a European Foundation for Democracy (FED) event in Amsterdam in December when twenty angry Moslem extremists from Sharia4Belgium burst in and tdemanded her execution.
Lawrence J. Haas argues that hose who want peace would be wise to read her latest book Allah Liberty and Love and understand as well as embrace her beliefs because on one hand “Islam's most dogged defenders refuse to acknowledge that any anti-Western terror or intolerance has Islamic roots., even when terrorists quote the Quran or cite other Islamic teachings to justify their actions, their apologists explain the terrorism as a rational response to U.S. colonialism or Israeli misdeeds,”while on the other hand “Islam's biggest critics describe the religion as inherently intolerant, one whose central tenets invariably drive its followers to anti-Western intolerance and to violence against Christians and Jews.”
April 13, 2012
MEDIA NARRATIVE AND THE RUSH TO JUDGEMENT
Bob Owens writing for PJ Media believed the biased narrative created by the mainstream press about the death of Trayvon Martin “at that time was one of an innocent life taken for no reason at all, by a much older, heavier, and racist man itching for a confrontation.” He now regrets an ill-considered post in which he called George Zimmerman guilty of murder.
In his defense this was a mistake which seems to be the fault of a media much more concerned with various agendas than a factual understanding of the tragic confrontation. Among the many examples of incorrect reporting have been the facts that there was no second gunshot. Zimmerman did not deluge police with paranoid phone calls, race did not play any part in any 9-11 calls, Zimmerman was smaller than and Martin much larger than we were told, two eyewitnesses placed Martin on top of Zimmerman as the aggressor while Zimmerman called for help, police surveillance video did not disprove Zimmerman’s story and there were two lacerations on the back of his skull. Despite what can only be called as deliberate deception by the media and instances of bad judgment by both parties the truth is that when the gun went off “Zimmerman had reason to believe he was under the threat of serious injury, maiming, or death at the hands of Trayvon Martin.”
April 11, 2012
ZIMMERMAN FAMILY MEMBER ASKS ERIC HOLDER WHY HE IS NOT ENFORCING THE LAW
The Justice Department has once again chosen not to arrest any members of the New Black Panther Party even though their recent actions with regard to George Zimmerman and his family clearly it would appear to be a hate crime and perhaps other crimes.. A relative in a pointed letter to him is asking Eric Holder is that because, just as in the voter intimidation case, the party is black and you are too?
The letter informs and inquires of the Attorney General that ”the Zimmerman family is in hiding because of the threats that have been made against us, yet the DOJ has maintained an eerie silence on this matter. These threats are very public. If you haven’t been paying attention just do a Google search and you will find plenty. Since when can a group of people in the United States put a bounty on someone’s head, circulate Wanted posters publicly, and still be walking the streets?” The New Black Party has issued ultimatums to the Sanford police department, put a bounty on George Zimmerman’s head, and called for the creation of a vigilante army to track him down. All of this done with no concern on their part that the Obama Administration might actually enforce the law in this case. The White House is is now celebrating1960 publication of Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird and the Zimmerman family member notes a comparison to the book reminding us and Holder “George Zimmerman has been treated much like Tom Robinson was, chastised for not being the right (or wrong) color and found guilty based on race factors. You have the opportunity to act as Atticus [Finch] and do the right thing. Your boss would refer to this as a ‘teachable moment.’”
April 10, 2012
OBAMA’S DISTORTED SELF-SERVING VIEW OF JUDICIAL REVIEW
If I were connected to the University of Chicago I would be very embarrassed about the academic credentials bestowed on Barack Obama by my institution right now. His absurd contention that the Supreme Court does not have the power to strike down a law which it finds unconstitutional goes against more than 200 years of well-known American history. In the Wall Journal this morning he argued that over turning his health care act would be would be “a prime example of judicial overreach.” Obama was clearly demonstrating that political considerations benefiting him were far more important in his mind than the law.
Judge Jerry E. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has called the President’s bluff and demanded he answer the following question “does the Department of Justice recognize that federal courts have the authority in appropriate circumstances to strike federal statutes because of one or more constitutional infirmities?”
April 5, 2012
BLACK ON BLACK VIOLENCE
According to FBI a data a murder occurs in this country every 35.6 minutes so when one such incident explodes into the national consciousness we should be carefully examining why. Do the people involved represent some larger trend? Do the details of the crime offer a way to avoid such occurrences in the future? Or is there some other explanation of why those in the media have chosen to emphasize this particular story in the first place?
The death of Trayvon Martin is no example of a national trend. The alleged killer George Zimmerman claims that he acted in self-defense and justifiable killings totaled only 326 in 2010. a tiny proportion of the total number. Even if Zimmerman acted illegally there has been no outbreak of vigilantly violence involving neighborhood watch committees. So how to clarify why there have been swarms of reporters dispatched to the site of this hardly unique homicide? Jack Dunphy, the pseudonym of an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, had a experiences very similar to mine when I was a civil rights worker in the South and he remembers “I have spent most of my police career working in South and South Central Los Angeles, where the largest concentration of the city’s black population resides. When I was a young cop in the early 1980s, I was dispatched to countless crime scenes where one young black man had been killed by another. In my youthful naiveté, I would look for the arrival of the news vans in the thought that those victims were deserving of the public’s attention, if not necessarily its sympathy. Only when some unlucky child or other innocent victim was hit by a stray bullet did these killings attract any attention from the media.”
The callous indifference shown by the media and most politicians, even black ones, to black on black violence has always been there. What has changed this time is that the racial grievance industry now sees an opportunity.
April 3, 2012
BRITISH FILM AND THEATER INDUSTRY MEMBERS IGNORANCE OF HISTORY ADDRESSED
On March 29 The Guardian published an open letter which began by saying "we notice with dismay and regret that Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London has invited Israel 's National Theatre, Habima, to perform The Merchant of Venice in its Globe to Globe festival this coming May. The general manager of Habima has declared the invitation ‘an honourable accomplishment for the State of Israel.’ But Habima has a shameful record of involvement with illegal Israeli settlements in Occupied Palestinian Territory." Eli E. Hertz responded by providing these people with a much needed history lesson. He informed them on July 24 1922 the League of Nations declared "recognition has been given to the historical connection of the Jewish People with Palestine and to the grounds for reconstructing their National Home in that country." Therefore Jewish settlements are legal and there are no occupied Palestinian territories then or now. He concludes by asking “my British friends, if you are indeed aware that the path you have embarked on leads to hate and destruction, and if you have freely chosen to walk in that direction, please think it over.”
April 2, 2012
OBAMA COMING ACROSS AS DEVIOUS AND DISHONEST
Some very negative perceptions of Barack Obama are starting to take hold not just among his died in the wool opponents but also with people like myself who were ideologically and morally inclined to support him. Long time and skilled political commentator Peggy Noonan has noticed an important change before this next election, She observes something is happening to President Obama's relationship with those who are inclined not to like his policies. They are now inclined not to like him. His supporters would say, ‘Nothing new there’ but actually I think there is. I'm referring to the broad, stable, non-radical, non-birther right. Among them the level of dislike for the president has ratcheted up sharply the past few months.
This occurring not because the Republican candidates are so compelling and making a brilliant case against him, they are not. It is happening because Obama is “coming across more and more as a trimmer, as an operator who's not operating in good faith. This is hardening positions and leading to increased political bitterness. And it's his fault, too. As an increase in polarization is a bad thing, it's a big fault.”
It began with his controversy with Catholic Church over mandated policy and after its blowback he offered an accommodation that appeared to many as dishonest. To make things worse Obama’s operatives then flooded the airwaves with spurious charges “that those who defend the church's religious liberties are trying to take away your contraceptives.”
Recent events such as his open microphone conversation with Russia President where he promised more flexibility after the election is over have hardened the belief that he will say anything whether true or not to stay in office. Then there is the public reaction to his handling of the highly emotional and racially charged Trayvon Martin case which was “hey buddy, we don't need you to personalize what is already too dramatic, it's not about you." In addition “now this week the Supreme Court arguments on Obama Care, which have made that law look so hollow, so careless, that it amounts to a characterological indictment of the administration. The constitutional law professor from the University of Chicago didn't notice the centerpiece of his agenda was not constitutional? How did that happen?”
March 30, 2012
PRESIDENT OBAMA VERY INCONSISTENT WHEN IT COMES TO COMPASSION FOR MURDER VICTIMS PARENTS
Two British students, James Cooper and James Kouzaris, were murdered in Florida; they were killed by 17 year old Shaun Tyson last April as they begged for their lives. Their parents have noted in contrast to the death of Trayvon Martin that President has shown Obama has complete lack of compassion for them. The Telegraph argues that His failure to respond to three letters sent to the White House by them “was because there was no ‘political value’ and not worthy of a few minutes of his time.”
March 30, 2012
JERUSALEM IS PART OF ISRAEL BOTH LEGALLY AND MORALLY
In a recent State department release acting State Department Undersecretary Kathleen Stephens separated Jerusalem from Israel. It refuses to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital keeping up with its long standing policy. The White House had also removed all references to Jerusalem being part of the Jewish state from a collection of photos on its website. A GOP source reminds us this action shows once again that President Obama’s administration cannot be trusted when it comes to Israel’s security. He doesn’t think Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, is its own sovereign nation. They also argued that Obama is continuing to defy U.S. law “under U.S. law, Jerusalem is recognized as the undivided capital of Israel—period, Unlike the U.S. embassy’s move, that fact is not subject to any waiver or exception. So the question really is why is Barack Obama ignoring US law and refusing to recognize Israel’s capital?”
March 28, 2012
EXPLOITING THE DEATH OF TRAYVON MARTIN
CL Bryant once the former NAACP chapter president in Garland Texas is accusing Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton of exploiting the tragedy of Trayvon Martin’s death to increase the racial divide in this country. He asserted “his family should be outraged at the fact that they’re using this child as the bait to inflame racial passions.”He uses the term “race hustlers” often applied many times in the past to both Jackson and Sharpton. Bryant whose film Runaway Slave deals with the topic of black on black violence further argues that The epidemic is truly black on black crime, “the greatest danger to the lives of young black men are young black men.”
March 26, 2012
RACISM AND VIOLENCE CAN HAPPEN NO MATTER WHAT YOUR SKIN COLOR
Two weeks ago a thirteen year old white boy was doused with gasoline and set on fire in a racially motivated attack. Kansas City Police are investigating it as a hate crime because after they did it one of the two older boys said “This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy.” Attorney General Eric Holder, MSNBC’s Reverend Al Sharpton, NAACP’s Ben Jealous, Rainbow Coalition’s Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, Mikhail Muhammad, The Black Panthers and even President Barack Obama are all conspicuously unavailable for comment.
March 26, 2012
RADICAL CHIC IS ALIVE AND WELL IN AMERICA
In his much acclaimed novel Bonfires of the Vanities Tom Wolfe portrays a Park Avenue penthouse party of Leonard Bernstein, where various stars from stage, screen, and television came together to celebrate the Black Panther Party. Bruce Bawer in a recent article compares this scene “to a recent meeting at the Jewish Community Center in New York to combat ‘Islamophobia’ in a way that whitewashed the real threat posed by revolutionary Islamism. In each case, well-to-do people thinking of themselves as highly virtuous and as showing their “love” for freedom and tolerance were being manipulated by a political movement that would like to destroy them, as well as the United States itself.” Barry Rubin and Bawer see some important differences between the book’s events and today’s reality by pointing out that “the Bernstein party was ridiculed by the media of the time, while no major newspaper would dare do the same to the equivalent events today.” They also remind us that “it is not a composer throwing the party in his New York penthouse, but the president of the United States throwing the party in the White House. It is not the invited guests who are making contributions of a few thousand dollars, but the uninvited taxpayers who are forking over trillions.”
March 25, 2012
IF I HAD SON WHO LOOKED LIKE TRAYVON
Recently at a press conference to introduce his nominee for president of the World Bank Dr. Jim Yong Kim held in the White House rose garden a reporter strayed from the subject at hand asked Obama what his reaction was to the controversial Florida case resulting in the death of Trayvon Martin. He answered by saying “I think all of us have to do some soul searching to figure out how does something like this happen. And that means that examine the laws and the context for what happened, as well as the specifics of the incident,” One has to ask is he including himself in this soul searching, is Obama going to ponder the fact that he is personally responsible for a great deal of the violence with his enthusiastic support for the drug war. He going to admit that his supposed son would be subject to subject to drug laws clearly enforced in Maryland as well as many other places in a racist manner. Would he acknowledge the fact that his official approval and encouragement of racist behavior makes the possibility of cross racial violence much more likely.
March 25, 2012
NO REAL EPIDEMIC OF RACIAL VIOLENCE
The tragic death of Trayvon Martin has given the Obama administration and its accomplices in the mainstream media an opportunity to enhance his reelection chances by portraying the country as one engulfed by an epidemic of racial violence where adult white men are routinely killing young black teenagers. However, Obama’s Department of Justice website clearly shows that no such situation exists. The most recent statistics compiled in 2009 reveal that while 13% of the population is black 80% is white, white offenders killed 2,963 white individual but they only did in 209 black individuals. That same year black offenders killed 2,064 black people as well 454 whites. “As we see, there is cross-racial deadly violence, but offenders mainly cause victims within their own race; it is so-called intra-racial.” In recent decades from 1974 to 2004 52% of the offenders were black and 48% were white while 51% of victims were white and 47% were black, Obama’s narrative of wide spread racial violence may be good for his campaign but it is yet another in a long line of falsehoods.
March 25, 2012
DISTURBING ECHOS FROM THE PAST
On February 23 a California based company Serious Energy Inc., which owns a window manufacturing plant in Chicago, announced it would soon be closing its doors. They specifically said "ongoing economic challenges in construction and building products, collapse in demand for window products, difficulty in obtaining favorable lease terms, high leasing and utility costs and taxes, and a range of other factors unrelated to labor costs, have compelled Serious to cease production at the Chicago facility." However, the press received incomplete and incorrect information because the Chicago factory remains open to this day.
It turns out that 65 people from the United Electoral workers Union local 1110, mostly employees have re-occupied the 268,000 foot facility, locking themselves inside. The original owner Republic Windows and Doors has filed for bankruptcy yet the union has been able to obtain a $1,75 million dollar agreement to end the action. This financial difficulty and confrontation happened despite the fact that Vice President Joe Biden visited the manufacturer in March 2009 and issued a glowing press release declaring that the administration’s stimulus plan would “increase demand for its products.”
Tom Blumer owns training and development Company based in Mason, Ohio and he argues in response to the Obama administration’s constant refrain “the national economic situation was sooooo much worse than they thought when they first took office is as follows: Even if that’s true, it’s because your guy made it that way.”
March 22, 2012
ABOTHER EXPENSIVE OBAMA FAMILY TRIP
At a time when many people are unemployed and their families have to do without any luxuries it is clear that problem does not apply to the Obamas. His daughter Malia will enjoy a wonderful expensive spring vacation in Mexico along with twelve friends and twenty-five government paid secret service agents.For some reason this story keeps disappearing off of various websites perhaps our president does not want us to know how better he lives than the rest of us.
THE LEFTIST HISTORY OF MISOGYNY
One current line of attack being employed by the Democrats during this election is to talk about the Republican attack on women. It is merely based on some crude comments by a conservative talk show host, since apologized for, aimed at a feminist activist. Rand Simberg makes the point at PJ Media the left doesn’t want its demagoguery to be distracted by the annoying reality that their own misogyny and assault on women is evident throughout its history.
The verbal sins against women assigned to the right are clearly also part and parcel of the rhetoric supporting Obama. People with personal experience of its practices have labeled Obama’s White House a hostile work environment for women. Ted Kennedy largely got a pass from the mainstream media for his part in the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. When William Jefferson Clinton engaged in his periodic episodes of sexual misconduct the left always defended him and attacked the women who were his victims.
The anti-women tradition of the left continues to this day and it is evident in the plethora of rapes that occurred at the Obama endorsed Occupy Wall Street camps. Simberg asserts “so when you see a White House staffed with people nurtured in such a radical environment, as Barack Obama himself was, it shouldn’t be surprising at all to see the old Leftist misogyny and sexism (and lies and projection) continue. It’s in the movement’s DNA. So when they talk about a war on women, it should be pretty tough for anyone knowledgeable to take them seriously. Unfortunately, that category probably doesn’t yet include the mainstream media.”
March 19, 2012
HIGHER STANDARDS FOR RUSH LIMBAUGH THAN FOR OBAMA SUPPORTERS MSNBC AND NBC
The resent controversy over on air remarks made by conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh causing him to lose considerable sponsorship appears to be the work of a double standard. In letters to Phil Griffin the president of MSNBC, Brian Williams, anchor of The NBC Nightly News, Brian Roberts the Chairman and CEO of Comcast owners of NBC Universal, and The Reverend Al Sharpton host of MSNBC's Politics Nation Jeffery Lord of The American Spectator takes issue with their pronounced tolerance for the a lengthy list of the very same type of behavior from people they agree with.
one example of the many they mention is their employee Al Sharpton calling a Morton Downey guest "a punk faggot”.
March 18, 2012
THE WORST DAY IN THE HISTORY OF SPORTS
It is called the worst day in history of sports not because the Russians, with the help of highly questionable calls by the officials, broke America's 63-game winning streak in Olympic basketball but because Palestinian terrorists murdered 11 Israeli athletes and 2 coaches during the 1972 Summer Olympics held in Munich. For the first time unspeakable violence became a feature of international sports competition. Tom McMillen a former college and NBA basketball star, Rhodes Scholar, three-term Democratic member of Congress, and now successful businessman remembers that terrible event for the pages of The Wall Street Journal. He recalls that after the massacre "a fog of depression" took over the Olympic Village. "We were fearful of more incidents. We had to go to practice while all this turmoil was going on. Looking back on it, this really was the beginning of the modern age of terrorism." Back then, he adds, "a lot of us thought the games should be canceled." Yet now he believes that would have been "succumbing to the terrorists, which you never do."
March 17, 2012
MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSORIES SLATED TO OPEN IN WASHINGTON DC
Even as Obama’s Justice Department threatens further crackdowns on medical marijuana dispensaries in California those types of establishments may soon begin opening in Washington DC this summer. “The D.C. marijuana initiative became law after Congress opted not to overturn a ballot measure approved by the city's voters more than a decade ago. In stark contrast, the federal government's treatment of California in recent months has been less cordial.” The Obama administration’s promise to honor state and local regulations with regard to use of marijuana for medical purposes has not, despite its overwhelming public popularity, been kept. However, the districts status as a federally controlled city may help it avoid the interference with peoples wishes seen elsewhere. Eric Sterling of the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation argues that “my sense is the U.S. attorney for D.C. is just not particularly interested in creating a legal and political crisis in the district. One feature of D.C. is that it is uniquely subject to the control of congress,”.
He also believes that a change to a Republican president may work against people in the capital who need this medicine since most of their candidates wholeheartedly support continuing this unjust and inhumane war. At least in this one small area Obama could demonstrate that for once he cares more about ordinary people than he does about federal bureaucrats.
March 17, 2012
DAVID CANRON’S EMBARRASING FAWNING OVER BARACK OBAMA
The British Prime Minister’s now traditional subservient relationship to the American President was clearly in evidence in a speech given by David Cameron at last night’s state dinner. The Daily Mail asks “has there ever been a speech given by a British prime minister that was quite as cringe worthy as Cameron's ‘toast’ to Obama?” Not only did he take the liberal required gratuitous swipe at Richard Nixon, left out Margret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan’s real advancement of freedom but praised Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks for their efforts to make racial discrimination against the law while ignoring the fact that Barack Obama has been working very hard to reintroduce racial discrimination as a cornerstone of our society.
March 16, 2012
MARIJUANA LEGAIZATION GAINING SUPPORT
The foundation surrounding marijuana prohibition is showing ever increasing cracks. National polls are now showing majority support for decriminalization or even legalization of marijuana use. People in Colorado and Washington State are once again going to have the opportunity to vote on the matter. When Barack Obama ran in 2008 he asked supporters what specific change they wanted to see happen and they told him reform of the marijuana laws. Now a new and very wide fissure has appeared in an interview with The New York Times evangelical Pat Robertson declared his advocacy of legal marijuana.
Robertson is quoted as saying “I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol, I’ve never used marijuana and I don’t intend to, but it’s just one of those things that I think: this war on drugs just hasn’t succeeded. It’s completely out of control, Prisons are being overcrowded with juvenile offenders having to do with drugs. And the penalties, the maximums, some of them could get 10 years for possession of a joint of marijuana. It makes no sense at all.”
The significance of this statement has not been lost on Ethan Nadlemann executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance who points out that “Pat Robertson still has an audience of millions of people, and they respect what he has to say, And he’s not backtracking. He’s doubling down.”
In fact the effect of remarks are already being felt, Iva E. Carruthers, the general secretary for the Samuel DeWitt Procter Conference, the Chicago group that represents hundreds of black clergy members and lay leaders, said Mr. Robertson’s remarks suggested that he recognized that “if you’re a Hollywood exec with money, you’re treated differently than if you’re a poor kid getting off public transportation and get arrested.”
As someone who has vocally advocated for marijuana legalization for quite some time now it is good to see people like Pat Robertson admit the error of their ways and finally come over to the correct side on this issue,
March 9, 2012
CNN DOES NOT WANT ANYONE DISCUSSING CRITICAL RACE THEORY
The reason the death of Andrew Breitbart produced such an outpouring of venom from the left is because he was an honest journalist and most of them are merely propagandists for the Obama administration. They do not have very much good to talk about when reviewing his record so their primary function has become keeping the truth hidden from the American people. Here we see CNN attempting to do so with regard to the critical race theory developed by Harvard law Professor Derek Bell and embraced by Barack Obama. The CNN anchor accuses the person she is interviewing of mischaracterizing the idea when it is her who doesn’t understand, or chooses not too, that this notion is a cornerstone of Obama’s attempt to reintroduce race as the deciding factor for success in life.
March 8, 2012
WAR ON DRUGS NOT REALLY OPEN FOR DISCUSSION
In 2008 Barack Obama got elected by presenting himself as the candidate of hope and change but he was lying. Since he assumed office we have been continually at war, the U. S., debt has ballooned by trillions of dollars, making the amount borrowed by George Bush seem small, and the racist, unjust. violence producing and exceedingly expensive drug war is still firmly in place with Obama and three out of the four republican contenders enthusiastically supporting it. It is a subject politicians of all stripes studiously avoid since they are inflicting it on us for no good reason. This left out topic of discussion was not unexpected in 2008 since the money which financed the GOP effort of John McCain was made by his wife from selling the drug alcohol and mentioning that fact would have opened up Obama to charges of being soft on drugs.
On March 13th at 2pm EST people such as Richard Branson, Russell Brand, Julian Assange, Eliott Spitzer, Vincente Fox, and many more, who are not current office holders with no real power to change things will discuss the issue through Google and Youtube. Perhaps we will be greatly surprised and something good will come of this effort.
March 4, 2012
MUSLIM AGRESSION A HISTORIC REALITY
From the time of the death of the Muslim prophet Muhammad in 632 to around 750 Muslims conquered and consolidated wide sections of the world from India in the east to Spain in the west. From the standpoint of history the facts of these conquests are unassailable, well documented by both Muslim and non-Muslim sources. Raymond Ibrahim, a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum, reminds us that “according to the Muslim historical tradition, the majority of non-Muslim peoples of the Old World, not desiring to submit to Islam or its laws (Sharia), fought back, though most were eventually defeated and subsumed” and that these incidents of violence were often seen by contemporary Muslims as altruistic acts He further argues In closing, “the fact of the Muslim conquests, by all standards of history, is indisputable. Accordingly, just as less than impressive aspects of Western and Christian history, such as the Inquisition or conquest of the Americas, are regularly taught in U.S. textbooks, so too should the Muslim conquests be taught, without apology or fear of being politically incorrect. This is especially so because it concerns history—which has a way of repeating itself when ignored, or worse, whitewashed.”
March 4, 2012
RACIAL PREFERENCES IN GOVERNMENT STRONGER THAN EVER
There was s time in this country when skin color determined who could vote, who could serve on a jury, who could enter a particular place of business, who got hired, and a plethora of other things. I and other likeminded people worked very hard to end that evil practice in America but now it is becoming increasingly clear that the Obama administration wants to reinstate the notion that race should always be the determining factor in life. The leading advocate of this principle now in government is Attorney General Eric Holder and he has said “affirmative action has been an issue since segregation practices. The question is not when does it end, but when does it begin. … When do people of color truly get the benefits to which they are entitled?” Note, he expressly states that people are entitled to benefits solely because of the color of their skin the in essence same argument made by the Jim Crow supporters in the South during the 1960s. J. Christian Adams suggests “ponder a moment the layers of rubbish in this philosophy.”
March 4, 2012
REST IN PEACE ANDREW BREITBART
He was a tireless, innovative, eloquent advocate for human freedom and a staunch opponent of the institutional left’s agenda calling for their total control of everything. Sadly Andrew Breitbart just passed away from natural causes and he will be sorely missed. His dear friend and ally in this struggle J. Christian Adams remembers their last day together and he contends “let’s face it, nobody has been doing more for the conservative and libertarian movement in the last two years than Andrew Breitbart. Congressman Anthony Weiner and ACORN no longer exist because of him. He is the zeal of the Tea Party movement, in one man.” Adams also “learned something else about Andrew: he was a good person. He had a sense of decency, of right and wrong that was the foundation for all of his whimsy and frenzy.”
March 2, 2012
THE NEW INEFFECTIVE NAACP
The NAACP is making the ridiculous claim that the new voter ID requirements are the modern version of the Jim Crow laws. Yet they are spending no money and making no effort to combat them. In 1964 the NAACP made a tremendous exertion with voter registration drives during the Freedom Summer now however as J. Christian Adams notes there is no similar determination to get people their free state issued IDs. There is no program to pick up people who do not have cars so they can go and get them such as the ones in place and witnessed by me during the 1960s designed to help persons register despite the open hostility and often violence they faced. Adams suggests that “we have very different civil rights organizations than the ones that existed in 1964. Then, they were about accomplishment, action, and achievement. Today, it seems they are about something else. Or maybe the NAACP 2012 really knows that photo voter ID isn’t worth spending real money, real energy on the ground to combat. Maybe rides to get those free IDs aren’t the best use of NAACP resources like the rides to the registration offices were in 1964.”
March 1, 2012
POLITICAL HYPOCRISY ABOUT OUR DRUG WAR
When politicians admit to drug use it often provokes audiences to laugh. There are many national figures supporting our violent, cruel, unjust, and expensive drug war who practice this particular brand of hypocrisy, chief among them Barack Obama. When he wrote his 2008 campaign autobiography he claimed copious drug use yet ever since he has been in office he has been a zealot when it comes to persecuting people use drugs when he believes such action will gain him votes. Does he seriously expect us to believe that drugs ruined his life so he must save others by putting them in prison.
One person who has seen through this nonsense is 33-year Maryland police veteran now executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Neill Franklin who ten years ago decided that drug prohibition did far more harm than drug use. He declares that
"drugs can be -- and are in many cases -- problematic. But the policies that we have in place to prohibit their use are 10 times more problematic." Would that politicians like Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich. Mitt Romney, and Barack Obama could learn from this man’s personal experience and stop inflicting this scourge for their own selfish reasons.
February 29, 2012
OBAMA’S REELECTION STRATEGY DISHONESTY
Newt Gingrich began a recent speech in which he asked an important question, “what if we had a program that enabled the American people to develop so much new energy that we were, in fact, no longer reliant on Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran. We didn't care what the Iranians did in the Strait of Hormuz because we were safe in national security terms.” He was talking about the Bakken geologic formation in North Dakota where it turns out the U.S. Geological Survey has underestimated the amount of oil reserves by two thousand and four percent, This mistake happened because it is on private land and liberals like Obama do not want us to develop it. Due to this resource the unemployment rate in North Dakota is at only 3.5 % with 20,000 jobs each paying between $60,000 and $80,000 per year unfilled and after seven tax cuts in a row the state now has a rainy day fund of several billion dollars.
Gingrich also asks if we have that much energy in one state how much does the United States have elsewhere. There is in fact more oil at our disposal than has been pumped worldwide since 1870. Now because it is an election year and gas prices are skyrocketing, Obama felt compelled to respond by saying that “now some politicians see this as a political opportunity…. You can bet that since it's an election year, they're already dusting off their 3-point plan for $2 gas. And I'll save you the suspense. Step one is to drill and step two is to drill. And then step 3 is to keep drilling. We heard the same line in 2007 when I was running for President. We hear the same thing every year. We've heard the same thing for 30 years.” However, Gingrich is not even talking about crude oil exclusively but shale oil which, Obama praised as a candidate in 2008, and natural gas too. Two days later in San Francisco the Republican pointed out that “in 2007, as a Senator, Obama was the only sponsor of a bill which would have eliminated an inventory of offshore oil reserves. This is part of the Left's great problem today. They really believe in ‘Peak Energy.’ They really believe that we're going to run out. The government has to be in charge. Jimmy Carter was right. We ought to have gasoline rationing. We ought to make sure we don't use all this up.”
Another place where Obama practiced dishonesty was when he said his administration had approved dozens of new pipelines over the past three years when he had really vetoed the only one that matters Also when he claims hey are taking every step to safely develop natural gas resources that is highly misleading because there are now 8 different agencies trying to figure out how to block fracking. Gingrich argues that with Obama “you have an intellectual left winger who lives in a fantasy world in which he very cleverly uses language to say things that aren't true that sound good because he knows that if he tells you what he really wants to do, you will defeat him in a landslide. One of our jobs, of course, is to make sure that the American people understand what he really wants to do.”
February 29, 2012
ANOTHER OBAMA APOLOGY
The New York is reporting that President Obama sent a formal letter of apology to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, for the accidental burning of the Koran at a US military base. At the National Review senior fellow Andrew McCarthy sees this as a sign that "we have officially lost our minds”. He makes a very persuasive and thorough case that such an admission of guilt is neither necessary nor justified, He points out a hot to be uttered truth that defiling the Koran becomes an issue for Muslims only when it has been done by non-Muslims.
February 26, 2012
I ASK AN IMPORTANT QUESTION
SHOULD WE BE VIEWING ISRAEL AS AMERICA’S FRONT LINE OUTPOST?
This is a politically unpopular argument that Israel should be viewed as providing vital assistance to America and the West because it serves in the front line of confrontation with the destructive forces of radical Islam. The conventional view of Israel is of course quite different.
There is every indication that a major conflict could break out in the Middle East at some time within the next few months. This could occur if Israel decides that it can wait no longer for Iran to obtain a nuclear bomb and perhaps to use it to kill another six million Jews. If Israel does decide to act against Iran, this action will create agonizing issues for the United States and of course especially for President Obama. In the minds of many opinion leaders, including not a few in the White House, Israel is an unpredictable wild card troubling American leaders who are seeking to avoid getting involved in yet another war in that volatile region. Thus, the current American mission is to control Israel until such time as American leaders decide that it is vital to take action against Iran – and only at such a time as American leaders dictate.
A corollary to that line of thinking is that the region would be more peaceful if only the stiff-necked Jews were more reasonable in dealing with their neighbors and finally agreed to make a deal with the Palestinians, a deal made impossible by the stubborn Jewish leaders.
Yet, it could well be argued that such views ignore history, both short-term and long-term. In the long term, we too easily forget that the West has been under attack by the forces of radical Islam for centuries. In the short term, we certainly do not need reminding that in recent years the attacks of Muslim aggressors have hit Western nations time and time again. The massive assault on 9/11 was not a unique event but indeed was part of a consistent pattern of attacks on American and other Western interests in many parts of the world. Among the most harmful Islamic aggressors have been Iran and its terrorist allies who have murdered Americans in large numbers such as in the attack on the Marine barracks in 1983. Seen in that light, the frequent attacks on Israeli targets must be understood as part of a pattern that has been ongoing for centuries, long before the state of Israel existed. The relatively recent conflicts with the Palestinians fit into that pattern. Therefore, none of the recent alleged provocations of the Israelis matter that much.
We in the West who are not Muslims are considered by hordes of Islamic leaders and followers to be infidels and eternal enemies who must be forcibly converted or destroyed. Again, it is not that we non-Muslims – Israelis and Americans alike -- have done something bad to the Islamic multitudes but rather that we exist. Our provocation is the act of breathing and living.
Now that the Obama administration is actually banning references to radical Islam, it will be difficult for Mr. Obama and his advisors to get their minds around the idea that Israel should be viewed as the frontline outpost of the West in a worldwide historical battle that pits the forces of modern enlightenment against retrograde forces securely rooted in the seventh century. Israel is the only nation that confronts the seventh century forces face to face every day. It is possible to argue with the techniques it uses to carry out that confrontation because the Israelis are often impolite and rude, but the confrontation itself is serving a protective purpose for all of modern civilization – and thereby it could be said that the Israelis man the wall behind which the rest of us in the West live relatively sheltered and secure lives.
Some of the strongest American supporters of these tough Israelis are members of our armed forces and police agencies. I recall encountering a Marine who happened to be in my Washington office and asking him during the start of the 1967 war if he had any idea of what was happening over there. He replied, “We hear that the f---ing Israelis are kicking ass and taking names!” Many of our soldiers know that the Israelis are gutsy fighters, America’s most reliable allies, who can be counted on to stand with them in a battle and not retreat, whatever the cost.
If Israel does attack Iran, much of the world will see this action as if the arrogant, irresponsible Jews had dragged us all into war. However, the rational people in this world would view that drastic step as a necessary action to defend America and the West – and indeed the moderate parts of the Muslim world, including Iranian dissenters – from the most aggressive and irrational forces in the Islamic universe. Those rational observers believe that there cannot be any peace in the world so long as the mullahs in Tehran remain in power, whether or not they have the big bomb – although certainly we will all be in greater peril if they do succeed in creating atomic weapons.
My fervent hope is that some miracle will occur that will head off the war that seems to be looming. The very thought of a major war with Iran is a chilling horror. The only worse thought is what will happen if Israel and America and other Western nations do not effectively deal with the mad mullahs very soon.
February 24, 2012
OUR NEWEST POLITICAL STAR
In Maine they have elected a new governor tea party Republican Paul Lepage, he was the CEO of the Marden's chain of discount family bargain retail stores and he has been getting attention with statements to public employee unions like if Marden is open then Maine is open. He criticized Barack Obama when the President took a vacation in Bar Harbor and found time to meet with union leaders but would not see local fishermen who are struggling because of federal fishery rules.
The biggest controversy occurred when he did not attend an MLK event because he labeled the NAACP a special interest. When a repotier asked him if this was part a pattern as the local chapter sugested he replied "tell 'em to kiss my butt. If they want to play the race card, come to dinner and my son will talk to them." His son is black. The place where he seems to be having the most impact is with the budget where he has closed a120 million dollar shortfall. One sure sign of his success is that there is already a call for his impeachment by change.org. This is definitely a man who bears watching.
February 24, 2012
VOTING BY RACE
What if in 2008 actor Clint Eastwood had said he was going to vote for John McCain because he is white? Now however actor Samuel Jackson declares that he did vote for Barack Obama because of his skin color, both men a citing a highly spurious reason for making that decision. Jackson says his vote had nothing to do with Obama’s agenda, In the United States 72 percent of the people are white while only 13 percent of the people are black but Jackson claims he was just doing what everyone else does so how can explain the election results? Simple Barack Obama is really not black because he is not scary enough.
Jackson’s race based prescription for choosing political candidates does not hold up to a close analysis of reality. For example it does not explain the 2010 election of black Republicans Tim Scott and Allen West, in South Carolina and Florida, “Polls repeatedly show that only a small percentage of Americans refuse for vote for a black person. A 2006 Times/Bloomberg poll found that 3 percent of voters would not vote for an otherwise qualified black candidate. But 4 percent wouldn't vote for a woman, and 14 percent ruled out voting for a Mormon.” A more interesting question occurs, what if Jackson’s criteria were applied to athletes or even movie stars?
February 24, 2012
PJ MEDIA SHOULD GET A PULITZER PRIZE
Last year PJ Media published an eleven article series titled “Every Single One of Us” the result of a yearlong investigation of and legal battle with the Justice Department. Editor J. Christian Adams and correspondent Hans von Spakovsky discovered that “the Eric Holder DOJ had used an ideological litmus test when evaluating applicants for employment within the Civil Rights Division.” This goes against a law dating back to President Chester Arthur, The Civil Service Reform Act, which “prohibits federal hiring based on political affiliation.”
One year and a lawsuit later the DOJ finally made public the resumes of all 113 new hires. They all possessed the same political leanings. In 2007 Charlie Savage of The Boston Globe won the award for writing about the same problem of politicizing the Bush Justice Department. PJ Media decided to submit this outstanding work for a Pulitzer Prize and by all reason they should be successful.
February 23, 2012
PALESTINAN ATTACK 0N ISRAELI CAR RECORED
The Palestinian propensity for unproved violence against Israelis remains unabated but this time it cannot be plausibly denied because there is clear and concrete evidence of this despicable action. Ruben Salvadori who is responsible for these images declares that ”first of all a photographer needs to realize this. You’re taking for granted, as I also did, that all photographers believe that their presence has an influence to some extent over the events, but it is a wrong assumption. I was shocked by hearing how many photographers were completely sure that seeing us arriving on the spot in a pack, carrying helmets, gas masks and an average of two big cameras each, had no effect whatsoever on the parties in conflicts.”
February 23, 2012
OUR IDEOLOGICALLY DRIVEN UNJUST DEPARTMENT
The Obama Justice Department is prosecuting people for violations of the Free Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act which makes physical obstruction, intimidation, or the use or threat of force outside of abortion clinics illegal. These legal actions are coming from the Special Litigation Section of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and they are being quickly dismissed by the courts that recognize them for the ideological unjust activities that they are. The law specifically protects the right of expressive conduct, including peaceful demonstrations.
An example in point involves Obama’s attack on Mary Susan Pine a “woman who for more than 20 years has engaged in peaceful sidewalk counseling for women seeking abortions in West Palm Beach.” In Florida Judge Kenneth Ryskamp found no merit in the case and was left wondering how she could be prosecuted with such a complete lack of evidence. The clinic which follows the standard business practice of videotaping the public sidewalks, the driveways and the entrances “had no evidence that she had injured, intimidated, or interfered with the people she spoke to on a public sidewalk. It was not even clear that the people she was talking to were entering the abortion clinic.” The tapes were destroyed as well as records of who had entered the facility and the judge called the behavior of the DOJ lawyers grossly negligent and he believed that Ms. Pine may have been targeted for her political beliefs.
February 23, 2012
OBAMA ONCE AGAIN BLAMES SOMONE ELSE
Right now gas prices are increasing at an exceedingly high rate causing a great deal of hardship for American families and of course Barack Obama claims none of this is his responsibility. There are millions of gallons of gas and thousands of jobs not in existence because he stopped the Keystone Pipeline, bringing Canadian oil into this country from being built. So he sent his press secretary out to do what he always does on every issue, blame the Republicans. He explained that "the Republicans were the ones who unfortunately decided because they were looking for scalps, I guess, or wins in a situation where they somehow found themselves on the wrong side of cutting taxes for 160 million Americans last December. They decided to play politics with this decision and attack the payroll tax cut extension. Even though it was made clear by the State Department that doing so would make it impossible for them to conduct the review responsibly, they did it anyway knowing what the result would be." Never mind that the GOP heavily favored the pipeline and that to please environmentalists he Obama has been waging war against the oil companies blocking new drilling and new refineries since he came into office high prices are their fault. Demonstrating once again that for Obama his arbitrary government rules are much more important than welfare of ordinary people.
February 22, 2012
DISTORTED BLACK HISTORY MONTH
The original purpose of Black History Month, now taking place in February, was to celebrate the achievements of African Americans made throughout our past. Now, however, it has become a vehicle for the promotion of the Democratic Party agenda through the use of distortion and selective omission. Cal Thomas provides us with a description of this change.
Left out of the history is black people’s reliance on family and religious faith which helped them so much to survive the cruelties of slavery, Reconstruction. violent acts of racism, and the modern welfare state. One clearly sees the purpose in the liberal establishment’s reaction to the elevation of Clarence and more recently the outspokenness of Allen West. Especially, after he took to the floor of the House of Representatives last week to praise the contribution of the Republican Party to the cause of civil rights.
West asserted that it was the Republican Party not the Democratic one which had consistently fought for individual freedom over the last 150 years and the handouts now offered to the poor by the Democrats resulted in a "modern form of slavery." Democrats want the support of Ulysses S. Grant for the Civil Rights Act of 1875 and the creation the Buffalo Soldiers to be left out of history, they don’t want us to remember that Republican Calvin Coolidge spoke out forcefully for civil rights at about the same time Democrat Woodrow Wilson was segregating the federal work force and screening the film Birth of Nation in the white House. Also absent from their history is the fact the George W. Bush "signed an omnibus bill that included a voucher program for school children” establishing school choice in Washington DC. On the other hand, Barack Obama announced there would be no new funding for this program.
February 21, 2012
THE EARLY SYMPTONS OF GENOCIDE
Doctor Michael Phelps once said “The trouble with heart disease is that the first symptom is often hard to deal with.”, so too for Israel the first symptom of war with her Muslim neighbors and their intended genocide of every living Jew residing in the Middle East. The beginning signs of the disease of genocide which springs from the “various kill-the-Jews themes found in the Koran” are increasingly abundant.
When devout Muslims continually refer to the Jews as a cancerous tumor that needs to be removed from the face of the earth that is not a new thing for Israelis to hear and seems to be a more or less constant theme. One place where this idea is proclaimed is the Iranian website Alef which the UK tabloid The Daily Mail has labeled conservative, demonstrating once again that the majority of western journalists are not to be trusted. The “Arab Spring” has been sweeping through the Middle East but the media refuses to call it what it really is a resurgence of Islamic extremism. The atrocities committed in Darfur were a product of Arab racism and chauvinism yet the western press chose to downplay or even worse ignore them. These so called journalists would prefer to continue giving us false and baseless lectures on racist Zionism rather than report reality.
February 18, 2012
WHAT RACISM AND MULTICULTERALISM HAVE IN COMMON
Dr. Salimsur wrote a book on the subject of multiculturalism, Delectable Lie: A Liberal Repudiation of Multiculturalism, which so far has been has been reviewed and approved of by only a handful of conservative commentators. In in a review for PJ Media it is argued that the book deserves much more attention.
In 1971 the multicultural policy passed in Canada and this book argues they wanted to be “explicit in this idea of multiculturalism was the officially sanctioned view that all cultures are of equal merit and deserving of equal respect.” Mansur reminds us in the past immigrants came with the goal of assimilation. However, “multiculturalism now permits even insists, that an immigrant learn mainly about the customs of the country she has left — and not about the customs of her new home. She or he may spend their entire lives speaking their home country language and socializing mainly with others just like themselves.” That is the essence of racism people, should be separate from one another.
February 17, 2012
WHAT DID SAUDI PRINCE ALWALEED BIN TALALGE GET FOR HIS MONEY?
In 2005 Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal donated $20 million a piece to Georgetown and Harvard universities and the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU) came into being. Its first director became John Louis Esposito America's foremost apologist for ultra-fundamentalist Wahhabi Islam. Therefore an academic institution which tirelessly promotes the Palestinian narrative and hostility to Israel found an American home.
Its activities have included funding new professorships. an outreach center run by someone who teaches a course titled Introduction to the Conflict in Israel and the Occupied Territories and a training program for K-12 educators on the Middle East and the country soon to be run by the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt. It also created a resource list for young adult readers and of the six books on there four of them explicitly justify Palestinian violence against Israel,
February 5, 2012
ISRAEL CONTINUES TO LEAD AND MAKE ASTOUNDING PROGRESS IN THE HIGH TECNOLOGY FIELD
The latest evidence that Israel is a world leader in high technology comes with the news that Apple has purchased the Israeli firm Anobit. It is a company which makes advanced flash memory which gives greater storage capacity and longevity at lower prices. Flash memory was invented was invented in Israel in 1988 by former Intel engineer, Israeli Eli Hararn, who founded Anobit.
Intel first came to Israel in 1974 a few months after the Yom Kipper War and it was the first company to preform full-scale research and development work outside of the US. Since then Tel Aviv spawned dozens of startup firms later bought by giants. Apple now joins such names as Microsoft, Google, SAP, Cisco, and dozens of others maintaining offices in Israel. The mayor of Tel Aviv argues that “we are creating a good place for high-tech people to live in. I am doing it for the people working in high-tech.”
The reasons for such a successful advance in high technology include a special program in the army caused by the need for universal conscription known as Talpiot where the best and brightest are selected to receive training in the technological sciences. Secondly the collapse of the Soviet Union led to the absorption of one million immigrants a population disproportionately high in those with advanced training. A new international study shows that Israel is the second most educated country in the world.
February 5, 2012
A REMARKABLE STORY THAT GIVES US HOPE
During the Holocaust Catholic social worker Irena Sendler saved 2.500 Jewish children from certain death by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto. She spent months day after day convincing their parents to allow them to live by getting them to gentile families on the outside by using ambulances and trucks. Sadly, finally the Nazis caught and tortured her. She escaped the firing squad only because three of colleagues paid an extraordinary bribe to free her at the last minute
High School history teacher from southeastern Kansas, Norm Conrad and three of of his students, told her inspiring story with a project for National History Day. A website bringing to light her amazing story, extraordinary courage and tremendous humanity has been created and to date has received 25 million hits.
February 3, 2012
C.A.I.R. CONTINUES THE ATTACK UPON AMERICA
Clair Lopez a former CIA officer explained that the Council on Islamic American Relations (C.A.I.R.) cofounder Omar Mohamed once told an enthusiastic crowd "Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faiths, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth." Islamist groups like C.A.I.R. have undertaken the mission of incremental political Jihad rather than the more traditional violent one.
Because C.A.I.R. does not represent all all or even most Muslims there are groups opposing their goals such as the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (A.I.F.D.) who have supported a film titled The Third Jihad which was narrated by a devout Muslim, Dr. M. Zudi Jasser, and is now is now being used by the New York City police department for purposes of counter terrorism training. Naturally C.A.I.R. cannot tolerate this message being brought to the American people by this documentary and the A.I.F.D. so they and their enablers at The New York Times are seeking to punish and silence the N.Y.P.D.
February 2, 2012
THE JOY AND IMPORTANCE OF PROFESSIONAL SPORTS
Besides the enormous entertainment and distraction value provided by professional sports it also provides symbolic relevance for everyday life in the planes of social and political activity. The lessons of sport illuminate obscurities, ineffectiveness, and contradictions in many of our staple practices as well as conviction.
For example sports give lie to the notion that affirmative action “presumably validates this egalitarian and expiatory project is that members of groups that have suffered from past exclusionary policies must be recompensed, regardless of individual merit.” The idea that past injustice, even when it no longer exists, trumps impartial judgment often does great harm to society. Sport remains the one area where elitism is no longer considered a dirty word.
JANUARY 30, 2012
THE UNTRUTHS OF BARACK OBAMA
Last week when the Telegraph’s Christopher Booker listened to Barack Obama’s s state of the Union speech he woke up rubbing his eyes in disbelief. That time came with the applause accompanying the President’s remarks about the banking crash. Booker headlined a piece he wrote in January 2009 just after Obama took office “the sub-prime house that Barack Obama built”. He had reminded us that mortgages had been sold to people who could not afford or understand them, The young Chicago politician’s strong support for the Community Reinvestment Act led above all else to the U.S. housing bubble blowing up. Barack Obama who received more donations from Fannie Mae than any other politician typically shirked any responsibility for the bad outcome of his bad policies.
A second moment of disbelief happened when people cheered Obama as he claimed credit for an American energy future transformed by shale oil. This was the same man who could not stop talking about the global warming caused by the very fossil fuels he was now praising. Even worse was the silence that came with Obama’s call for taxpayer funded development of other sources of energy with no mention of the billions of dollars already wasted in that pursuit.
As the campaign continues Obama’s revisionist history will continue to astound with its absurd distortions.
JANUARY 30, 2012
REAFFIRMING ISRAEL’S RIGHT TO EXIST
The United Nations charter in 1945 said “nothing in this Chapter shall be construed in or of itself to alter in any manner the rights whatsoever of any states or any peoples or the terms of existing international instruments to which Members of the United Nations may respectively be parties.” This includes Israel. The Florida Senate just proposed a resolution that is expected to pass and will be part of the Republican party platform. They said that:
“WHEREAS, the legal basis for the establishment of the State of Israel was a binding resolution under international law, which was unanimously adopted by the League of Nations in 1922 and subsequently affirmed by both houses of the United States Congress, and”
“WHEREAS, this resolution affirmed the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in the historical region of the Land of Israel, including areas of Judea, Samaria, and Jerusaleum.
They reaffirm that they “support Israel in its legal, historical, moral, and God-given right of self-governance and self-defense upon the entirety of its own lands, recognizing that Israel is neither an attacking force nor an occupier of the lands of others, and that peace can be afforded the region only through a whole and united Israel governed under one law for all people”.
In 2011 Mudar Zahran wrote a ground breaking article making the case that Jordan is Palestine he pointed out that “empowering Palestinian control of Jordan and giving Palestinians all over the world a place they can call home could not only defuse the population and demographic problem for Palestinians in Judea and Samaria but would also solve the much more complicated issue of the ‘right of return’ for Palestinians in other Arab countries. Approximately a million Palestinian refugees and their descendants live in Syria and Lebanon, with another 300,000 in Jordan whom the Hashemite government still refuses to accept as citizens. How much better could their future look if there were a welcoming Palestinian Jordan?
JANUARY 30, 2012
REACTION TO OBAMASTATE OF THE UNION SPEECH
The President state of the union speech is usually a very important event, hopefully it will give us a clear picture of where we are now and where Obama intends to take us in the future. It is not supposed to be an overtly political talk advocating a particular ideological viewpoint but rather a realistic assortment of how thing stand now. Over at PJ Media Barry Rubin gave his reaction saying that it was very scary.
He argued that the problems with the speech were not just political and ideological but it also showed ignorance, inexperience, incompetence and lack of character too. Obama made the claim that Americans were safer by redefining terrorist attacks but in reality U.S. interests abroad are in fact in greater danger. Obama concentrates on Bin Laden and he does not mention the bigger threats offered by Hamas, Hezbollah, the Turkish regime, Iran, Syria, and the Muslim Brotherhood. Rubin goes on t point out that “everyone knows Islamic culture is a social backwater but when you can expose and separate anti-Semitism from anti-Zionism in a prominent fashion, that is a victory and not a loss and one no longer has to wonder about people hiding behind anti-Zionism to express pure hate. If Islam is composed of Nazis let it be shown to be true and all this divestment, boycott and such will be relegated to a type of pro-Nazism which is just where you yourselves would like it to be and will knock the pins and credibility right out of such movements. There is an opposite side to anti-Zionism versus anti-Semitism and that is cynically conflating the difference for one’s own ends”.
JANUARY 28, 2012
NO RESPECT FOR THE CONSTITUTION
Neither Barack Obama nor any of the Republican candidates for President except for one has shown any inclination to follow the constitution. Obama recently signed the stop online piracy act (SOPA) which allows him to unilaterally shut down any website he wishes to, No evidence or proof of piracy need occur. So much for the constitutional requirement that the rule of law be followed. The latest appropriation for defense department contains a clause which allows Obama to hold American citizens indefinitely without access to counsel. Again all that is necessary for punishment to begin is an allegation that you have associated with a vaguely defined wrong person.
Barack Obama, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Mitt Romney all enthusiastically support the patently unconstitutional war on drugs. Despite our country being over 17 trillion dollars in debt they all want even more money wasted on this futile and inhumane effort.
JANUARY 25, 2012
THE STATE OF THE UNION IS DISMAL
Last night Barack Obama gave the state of the union address and he wanted to make one thing perfectly clear the economic mess that we now have to live with is not his fault in the least little bit. It is our entirely our fault, each and every one of us. You see four years ago George Bush left this country in such bad straits that Obama has found it impossible to change.
Mr. Obama feels very different about things than did former Presiden Harry Truman who famously declared that the buck stops here . He argues that Mr. Bush, he says, left the nation in a ditch, a deep ditch, and he’s been digging out since he took office. And Congress? Those guys are just plain awful, he says. So mean. Wah, they won’t do anything I want done! Mr. Obama feels so sure about it that he’s basing his re-election campaign on bashing Capitol Hill.” There is no thought in his head that many of things he wanted to do and got accomplished were wrong for America and he certainly did not express that in his speech.
So the unemployment rate has risen 6.8% when he took office to 8.5% now, there are now fewer payroll jobs than in 2000 with 40% being considered low paying. the same number of people are seeking work now as there were in 2007, electricity bills have sky rocketed and the price of a gallon of gas of regular gasoline has jumped from $1,68 to $3.39. Now of course none of these developments are Barack Obama’s fault after all he has only been President for three years so against all logic blame someone else.
JANUARY 24, 2012
OBAMA’S PLAN FOR REELCTION EVERYOME FORGET ABOUT REV. WRIGHT
David Axelrod, the president’s chief political strategist, does not want the voters to remember that Obama and the reverend Jeremiah Wright had a decades long close association where the churchman had a profound influence on Barak Obama’s philosophy and policy goals. In a speech delivered on January 10th Axelrod argued that “he is pushing for a full historical‘re-Wright’ of a critical aspect of Barack Obama’s life”
He especially does not want people to recall Wright’s devotion to Black Liberation Theology or to read any of the church bulletins he used to distribute. We are just supposed to believe Obama’s claim that he never read them, despite abundant evidence that he not only read them but he has and will continue to act on them.
JANYARY 16, 2012
INTERESTING ADVICE FROM ALLEN WEST ON THOSE PISSING MARINES
In the pages of Weekly Standard Colonel Allen West reminds Americans of a truth that many of their leaders have forgotten, that war is hell. While West believes these Marines who desecrated Taliban graves were wrong and need to receive some punishment our over emotional pundits who have never been shot at by the Taliban need to back off. He also declares “unless you have been shot at by the Taliban, shut your mouth, war is hell.”
JANYARY 14, 2012
THE MUCH BETTER CANADIAN APPROACH
While President Obama and all of the Republican candidates for the highest office except one strive to prove how harsh and cruel they can be in their treatment of anyone who uses a drug that does not make pharmaceutical or alcohol companies enormous profits, Meanwhile Canadian government has continued to pursue a far more humane and effective harm reduction strategy. These cynical seekers of political power do this because they believe that fostering fear and hatred of the other is the way for them to get votes.
JANYARY 4, 2012
THE OBAMAS WANT MORE
Last year the American taxpayers had to dig into their pockets and come up with 454 billion dollars of their own money to pay interest on the well over 15 trillion dollars in national debt. Many of them unemployed had to forgo things they needed or wanted for their own families and what did they get for their money, the privilege of owing even more.
During the summer President Obama wanted to borrow another 2.4 trillion so he compromised with the Republican leadership and they said he could do that but they all had to cut spending. Now if you spend S100 dollars on Monday and you tell your wife at night that you are going to go out on Tuesday and spend $200. If you then spend $150 the next day, you have not cut spending by $50 you have increased by that much. The American people then learned the true lesson of bipartisanship, it means the Republicans and Democrats getting together to harm everyone else to benefit themselves.
Now even though the Obama family can afford, with taxpayer money, a nice 4 million dollar Hawaiian vacation Mrs. Obama wants poor and middle class Americans to give her husband yet more cash so that he can get reelected and the crushing government debt burden on us and our children can continue to grow astronomically.
JANUARY 4, 2012
TREBACH TO TALK AT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
THURS FEB 22 - 1:30
subtitle could be-- the criminal always returns to the scene of the
WHERE: School of International Service Lounge, Nebraska Avenue,
of parking across the street in the Nebraska lot.
All credit goes to SSDP - the American University chapter of
Students for Sensible Drug Policy -- and to AU Professor Jeff Schaler who will
moderate or MC the event. The students and Jeff took the lead in making
this appearance happen.
I will talk
primarily about my latest book FATAL DISTRACTION: The War on Drugs
in the Age of Islamic Terror. In addition, I will talk
about my 35 years or so at the forefront of drug policy research and reform and
my views on the failures and the future of the entire drug policy reform
All three books in
the Trebach Trilogy will also figure in the discussion and they will be
there for autographing and purchase -- in the event there are hardy,
wonderful souls who want to buy these amazing tomes.
My interest in drug
policy started in the Ward Circle Building at AU while I was teaching basic
administration of justice courses in the early Seventies. In part, because
I was encouraged by my colleagues to research and write books and in part
because writing was in my soul, I kept writing at AU. The
Heroin Solution and The Great Drug War were completed while I
was at AU. In each of the years when they were released the university
gave me the award as the outstanding scholar of the year. Parts of the latest
book were completed when I was still at AU but it was finished within the
last year, long after I retired from the university and became a professor
Thus, the existence
of the Trebach Trilogy -- put out by Unlimited Publishing LLC of Bloomington,
Indiana -- provides evidence that scholarship at AU does happen and is carried
on by many professors and students alike. It rarely gets the recognition it
deserves -- even though it resides at the core of the university
THE TREBACH TRILOGY IS AVAILABLE NOW!
FATAL DISTRACTION: The War on Drugs in the Age of Islamic Terror
Fatal Distraction is now available from major booksellers
Barns and Noble
The Heroin Solution 2nd Edition
Barns and Noble
Debunks myths about heroin: A classic by a leading expert on drugs, their medical uses and abuse by addicts. Comparative history of narcotics control and treatment in Britain and America. Includes extensive citations, bibliography, index. "A blockbuster," says Publishers Weekly.
"Eloquent and persuasive."
- The New York Times
The Great Drug War 2nd Edition
The Great Drug War
by Arnold S. Trebach
Formerly published by Macmillan; 2005 edition from UP includes new introduction and links to extensive source materials.
"At last! A professor, attorney, and writer who offers a reasonable and realistic approach to the drug problem in America."
-- Psychology Today
"This controversial study is likely to be widely discussed."
-- Publishers Weekly
"...Trebach's proposals are worthy of serious consideration... Highly recommended."
-- Library Journal