Monday, August 31, 2009

Enforcing the Constitution is racist!

The Southern Poverty Law Center has some pretty screwed-up notions, but the latest edition of their ironically titled Intelligence Report reveals the SPLC at its screwiest. In yet another article trying to link popular opposition to DC's left-wing agenda with domestic terrorism and "racial animus," the SPLC takes aim at this new group:

Oath Keepers, the military and police organization that was formed earlier this year and held its April muster on Lexington Green, may be a particularly worrisome example of the Patriot revival. Members vow to fulfill the oaths to the Constitution that they swore while in the military or law enforcement. "Our oath is to the Constitution, not to the politicians, and we will not obey unconstitutional (and thus illegal) and immoral orders," the group says. Oath Keepers lists 10 orders its members won't obey, including two that reference U.S. concentration camps.

Huh? The SPLC has a problem with soldiers and law enforcement personnel who promise to refrain from illegal and immoral actions? Can I ask why?

Is the SPLC saying our armed forces and law enforcement SHOULD mindlessly obey politicians regardless of the morality or legality of their orders? Didn't the United States once support Principle IV of the Nuremberg Principles?

Now if some group formed with the express purpose of violating the Constitution, or aiming to confiscate citizens' food, property, and means of self-defense, then I'd find that worrisome. (Not enough to give Morris Dees my money, however.) If you click on the Intelligence Report link, you'll notice the SPLC once again fails to link to the original source. Can't have their gullible readers making up their own minds, you see. So here's a link to the Oath Keepers. Click on it, read what their goals are, and ask yourself a question: Which is scarier, a group that promises to uphold the Constitution, or a group that condemns those who do?

H/T to mfoster!

Activists call on Perry to follow through with secession


It looks like a small turnout until the end, when you are finally able to see the large number of supporters opposite the speakers.

Yay, Texas!

more at memeorandum

Communist China cites SPLC for fighting "injustice"

Comrades in the liberation movement gotta stick together. After all, they're all working for equality, social justice, and the end of oppression of minorities. (Well, CERTAIN minorities, at least. The People's Republic views Uighurs and Tibetans as reactionary elements, just as the SPLC views Southerners in the US.)

Anyway, the state-controlled press in Communist China loves to portray the illegal alien invaders from Latin America as victims. So naturally, they're attracted to the activities of the Southern Poverty Law Center:

Mexicans living in the United States are facing increasingly aggressive discrimination despite legal entry, Foreign Ministry official Daniel Hernandez Joseph said Friday. ...

Authorities acted most aggressively in the southern states where immigration was rare until around 10 years ago, he added. "There are fewer Mexicans there than in big cities, but their cases are more difficult."

Mississippi state authorities have separated a woman from her child and put up this child for adoption, claiming that she was an unfit mother because of poverty, illegal immigration and bad English.

"We are appealing the case and will continue to fight this injustice," Hernandez said. "We have not seen any other case like this."

The nearest Mexican consulate, in New Orleans, a port city of Louisiana, has issued the woman papers that allowed her to remain in the country while she fought to regain custody of her child, and the government was working with a regional NGO, the Southern Poverty Law Center, on the case, he said.

BTW, "NGO" refers to a non-governmental organization. Since they were referring to the SPLC, you probably thought they meant "Noxious, Greedy Opportunists."

Dissent is racist, Part II


And if the above is just too subtle for you, there's this:

Utilizing the power of mob rule to terrorize blacks, Jews, “liberals”, catholics, anti-slavery and anti-segregationist activists in the south has been an old Ku Klux Klan tactic for over a century. And now the use of threatening mobs, images of lynching are being used by crowds with a predisposition of racism by Washington DC policy and lobby groups to oppose reformed healthcare.

Oh, dear. So if you do things the Klan did, you must have a "predisposition of racism."

I hear Klansmen also rode horses, lived in houses, and shopped for clothes.

Dissent is racist, Part I

Click here for a partial transcript and link to a video of Rep. Diane Watson. It's the most blatant attempt yet to equate opposition to big government with racial hatred.

Listen -- that is, after you take your blood pressure meds -- to Rep. Diane Watson [D] addressing Obamacare supporters at a town hall health care debate at Wade AME Church. She first echoes the charge that opposition to socialized medicine is based on racial hatred, then praises Fidel Castro and the Communist Revolution in Cuba.

Why are we supposed to refrain from calling Obama's "public option" socialized medicine when its supporters cite Communist Cuba as a model?

These quotes are just too much to believe -- but this is what was said:

"They are spreading fear and they're trying to see that the first president who looks like me -- fails."

"People look at the United States as a country that has changed its way and elected someone from Kenya and Kansas, I'll put it like that."

Sunday, August 30, 2009

57% Would Like to Replace Entire Congress

The outrage is there. People can see the corruption, incompetence, and outright scorn seething in the District of Corruption. What they lack, though, is direction, that is, an effective solution. That's what this poll confirms:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% would vote to replace the entire Congress and start all over again. Eighteen percent (18%) are not sure how they would vote.

Overall, these numbers are little changed since last October. When Congress was passing the unpopular $700-billion bailout plan in the heat of a presidential campaign and a seeming financial industry meltdown, 59% wanted to throw them all out.

Yes, throw them out and replace them -- but with what? A fresh batch of political prostitutes who'll sell us out to the first lobbyist?

How about replacing them with a government of our own, one that is responsible to its citizens, and not to globalist corporations and a voracious military-industrial-Congressional complex?

Where's Thomas Jefferson when we need him?

New Japanese government wants more independence from DC

Gee, have we started something? Looks like everybody wants to get out from under DC's thumb -- even the Japanese, who've given the opposition party a massive victory. It's a repudiation of Japan's formerly submissive posture toward DC:

The Democrats want to forge a diplomatic stance more independent of the United States, raising concerns about possible friction in the alliance.

"The LDP is probably going to be missed more in Washington than in Japan," said Michael Auslin at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington.

The party has vowed to build better ties with the rest of Asia...

Slowly, cultural ties are trumping the old ideological ties of the bloody 20th century. Economic man is yielding to patriotic man, whose allegiance belongs to authentic historical communities loyalies rather than to abstract theories.

Rally at the Capitol sparks talks of secession

Looks like there's yet another mainstream candidate for governor talking about independence from the train wreck in the District of Corruption:

Members and citizens supporting the Republican Party rallied against the Obama administration outside the Texas Capitol Saturday afternoon.

The Texas State Sovereignty or Secessions movement is backed by those who think the federal government is getting too involved in state and local government affairs.

One of the options they're considering is seceding from the United States.

"They're coming together to talk about the option of sovereignty, to rally support for state sovereignty, to encourage our state leadership, to exercise the sovereignty that Texas ought to be standing on," Republican Gubernatorial Candidate, Debra Medina, said.

Medina said another way to allow state leaders to get around federal laws is to nullify and interpose laws coming from Washington.

Once a married couple brings up the prospect of divorce, it's only a matter of time. And it's especially true when one is abusing the other

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Faith vs Reason?

A reader responds to my earlier post on same-sex "marriage":

Old Rebel,

As laudable a purpose as trying to keep the issue and its discussion reasonable (in the good sense of the word), calm and dispassionate as possible (which is always a laudable goal), the only sanction for a position on this issue, and so many others, is to found it IN and upon a Divine source - the only source and foundation of all Good. Otherwise, any 'good,' 'right,' or 'right position' on any issue is only "dust in the wind" that changes as quickly as the changing thoughts on the issues, the dilemma we find ourselves in now. We must never forget or ignore the only solid Foundation.

Nick

Thanks for such a thoughtful response. And I especially appreciate the compliment, as well as the gentlemanly tone of your remarks. The question you raise is one I think all Christians need to address.

First of all, the reader asked that I provide ammunition he could use to rebut his family members, whom he described as "liberal Methodists and Quakers." Any effective counterargument would have to be in terms they could relate to. Simply saying, "Because the Bible says so" would have little impact on them (the reader had already tried this). So instead of citing a Biblical passage, I responded with an argument based on earthly concerns.

And I agree wholeheartedly with you when you say:

"It IS the disconnection of "reason" and "reasonable" from the Sacred and The Divine that is literally not only at the 'tap-root' of our cultural, social, political and yes, our economic problems, it is the literal CAUSE of them."

That brings me to my second point: I believe there is no conflict between reason and faith. Any attempt to manufacture one is both un-Bibilical and anti-human. If God created Heaven and Earth, shouldn't we expect harmony between them, as well as between our powers of faith and powers of reason? Our Lord has provided a powerful answer to that last question:

Matthew 22:

36: Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37: Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38: This is the first and great commandment.


Many Christian philosophers and theologians have responded to that commandment as a quest that guided their path to deeper faith and understanding. While I am a Protestant, I greatly admire the contributions Catholic philosophers (Aquinas in particular) have made to demonstrating the unity of faith and reason. The two are not mutually exclusive, but complementary. Scripture confirms this view:

Psalms 19

1: The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
2: Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
3: There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

Romans 1

18: For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
19: Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
20: For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Deuteronomy 30

11: For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.
12: It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
13: Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
14: But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.


When you honor your father and mother, when you tell the truth, when you respect the lives and property of others, you are not only obeying God's laws, but are also helping to make the world a better place to live in. Both are the purpose of God's laws. And when Leviticus tells us "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination," that, too, has both spiritual and earthly consequences, both in the observance and violation.

So to those who have failed to unite these two aspects of human existence, and have mistakenly blinded themselves to the unity of faith and reason, it only makes sense to urge them back to what Jesus commanded by communicating in the terms they can relate to. I think that approach will help them see that they are only enjoying half of the gift God has given us.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Beck's revenge

The leftists have declared a boycott against Fox's Glenn Beck. Despite that fact (or is it BECAUSE of it?) Beck's ratings have soared.

Ha!

I don't agree with everything Beck says, but I did admire his even-handedness when he interviewed Dr. Michael Hill of the League of the South, and Tom Naylor of Second Vermont Republic. Here's the video:



The leftist boycott is just one more example of the chasm between our oh-so-politically correct establishment and the ignored majority. I pray for the day when the majority realizes just how much power it still has. The failure of the Beck boycott is one tiny example.

Senator: "We're almost reaching a revolution in this country"

Senator Inhofe of Oklahoma said this in response to the anger he saw at a town hall. When one constituent lamented how Obama had "overreached," Inhofe agreed:

Inhofe took the opportunity to blame Democrats for a bevy of issues. He lashed out at democrats for overtaking the government and spending billions of dollars on unpopular packages. He said government is becoming too big and overreaching its boundaries.

"People are not buying these concepts that are completely foreign to America," Inhofe said. "We're almost reaching a revolution in this country."

No wonder Obama needs a break from his vacation.

Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

Here it comes:

Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet. ...

CNET News has obtained a copy of the 55-page draft of S.773 (excerpt), which still appears to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency.

The new version would allow the president to "declare a cybersecurity emergency" relating to "non-governmental" computer networks and do what's necessary to respond to the threat. Other sections of the proposal include a federal certification program for "cybersecurity professionals," and a requirement that certain computer systems and networks in the private sector be managed by people who have been awarded that license.

I can't count all the violations of the Bill of Rights in this one. Let's see, there's illegal seizure of private property, interference with the free press, suppression of free speech, illegal search and seizure, illegal wiretapping ...

In other words, it's going to pass.

And anytime the government takes "temporary control" of something, it's just like the "temporary" taxes it passes.

Ron Paul on the right of secession


Treason? On the contrary -- secession is the ultimate American principle. Supporting the overgrown bureaucracy in DC is NOT patriotism!

H/T to Rex!

Systemic banking collapse?

Here's how it could happen.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Missouri House of Reps to Hold Hearing on MIAC Report

Now this is interesting:

The Missouri House of Representatives plans to hold a hearing on the MIAC (Missouri Information Analysis Center) report, according to the House website. The hearing will be held on Monday, August 31, at 11:00 AM in the Grove Meeting Room at the Grandview Community Center in Grandview, Missouri. For more information, see the Missouri House website.

The MIAC report, entitled “The Modern Militia Movement” and dated February 20, 2009, came to light after an anonymous source within Missouri law enforcement sent the report to Alex Jones in March. It specifically describes supporters of presidential candidates Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin, and Bob Barr as “militia” influenced terrorists and instructs the Missouri police to be on the lookout for supporters displaying bumper stickers and other paraphernalia associated with the Constitutional, Campaign for Liberty, and Libertarian parties.

Does this mean the accused will be able to confront and question their accusers? This is worth watching!

Imperial Death Spiral alert

From our ongoing series on puppets acting badly comes this tragicomic tale:

The BBC has learned that the US special envoy to Afghanistan has had what has been described as "an explosive meeting" with President Hamid Karzai over the country's election.

Sources have revealed that Richard Holbrooke raised concerns about ballot-stuffing and fraud and said that a second-round run off could make the process more credible.

Unreal.

"Make the process more credible"? Holbrooke's sweating over the appearances of credibility in an election conducted under foreign occupation -- with the occupier transporting the ballot boxes? And doing a lousy job of it at that.

Things are turning mighty strange in the far-flung DC empire. As a matter of fact, it's getting too strange. How am I supposed to satirize a regime this bizarre?

Leftist remarks on the death of Jerry Falwell

With all the hoopla about the media and establishment slobberfest over Ted Kennedy, let's not forget how Neocon Trotskyite Christopher Hitchens maligned Rev. Jerry Falwell at his passing:

An honest obituary of “Sir” Ted Kennedy

I've been knocked for my earlier post on Ted Kennedy. So in the interest of presenting a more nuanced take on the departed senator, I'll post this:

Obviously Kennedy will be canonized by acclamation in the media today and for days to come. The British Crown has already given him an honorary knighthood making him “Sir Edward” but genuine Americans know better.

These things said, I offer the following brief but honest obituary items which have no chance of appearing anywhere in the Democrat controlled media.

It’s hard to think of anyone who singlehandedly did more damage to America than Ted Kennedy. ... “Sir” Edward was an enemy of everything that made America great and now he is gone. There is not much more to honestly say about him. Nevertheless, I hope God’s mercies showered him at his judgment.

There. That's as nice as I can be. Don't push it.

H/T to Steve K!

Religious Roots of Liberty

Ever wonder why the triumphant communists in Russia declared war on the Russian Church? Or why the Soviet Union the communists established went to the trouble and expense of financing the League of the Militant Godless? Or why the ambitious totalitarians at the Southern Poverty Law Center sue to remove the Ten Commandments from public view?

Simple: The centralization and monopoly of government power hinge on government's ability to deny individuals their refuge of faith and fellowship, the foundation of natural social cohesion and cooperation, thereby eliminating bureaucrats' chief rival for control. The Rev. Edmund A. Opitz sums it up this way:

Our political liberties were not born in a vacuum, but among a people who had a sense of their unique destiny under God. Our religious foundation has been alluded to in a Supreme Court decision (1892, 143 U.S. 457):

[T]his is a religious people. This is historically true. From the discovery of this continent to the present hour, there is a single voice making this affirmation.

So long as men accepted the basic affirmations of religion — that there is a God of all people with whom each individual has a personal relationship — our liberties were basically secure. Whenever there was a breach in them, we possessed a principle by which we could discover and repair the breach. But when there ceases to be a constant recurrence to fundamental principles, our political freedom is placed in jeopardy. Political liberty is not self-sustained; it rests upon a religious base.

Man's relation to God is the foundation for man's relation to other men. And of course, the reverse is true: Without God, men are "free" to do anything they want to others. Anything. The enemies of freedom understand this. We need to grasp this basic truth as well.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Clash of Civilizations update

The inevitable consequences of (1) foreign intervention and (2) Open Borders are coming home to roost:

A Muslim woman on Wednesday sued a Michigan judge for telling her to remove her headscarf in his courtroom, claiming he violated her First Amendment right to practice her religion.

Raneen Albaghdady, 32, says she felt humiliated when Wayne County Circuit Judge William Callahan ordered her to remove her hijab at a June 16 hearing in his Detroit courtroom.

"This is the country and the land of freedom, and we're not supposed to be treated like this for the scarf," the Dearborn Heights woman said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon at the Southfield headquarters of the Council on American-Islamic Relation's Michigan chapter, which joined in the federal lawsuit against Callahan and Wayne County.

Callahan says Albaghdady, a native of Iraq, removed the scarf without protest and never mentioned its religious significance.

First of all, this is the "land of freedom" because of our Christian Western culture. If the Third World supplants that culture with their own, we won't be the land of freedom any more. And our power-hungry handlers in DC know that.

Second, notice she's from Iraq. We were supposed to believe that Iraqis were overjoyed how we'd wrecked their country in the name of spreading democracy, so we expected the Iraqis Bush permitted to immigrate here would express their undying gratitude by assimilating. Instead, they're intent on colonizing us, and CAIR is on the side of the Muslim colonizers.

When will we learn?

Judge Napolitano On the Cause of Independence

Check out this exchange on the right of secession as the only means of dealing with an out-of-control Federal giant:

Lew Rockwell: You know, it’s interesting judge that the Soviet constitution also has given all these regions and republics the right to secede, and when the Soviet Union collapsed they actually enforced that and all the various republics were allowed to secede.

Judge Napolitano: In my research for a lot of my publications, some of which you have been generous enough and gracious enough to publish for me, Lew, I have come across Texas, Rhode Island, and of all places on the planet, New York, reserving for themselves at the time they joined the union the right to secede.

Cody Willard: Yeah baby.

Judge Napolitano: I mean, I would love to see a challenge. I would love to see a state legislature secede and basically tell the Federal government, “Get the heck out of our state”, and see what happens.

Lew Rockwell: Well, as the crisis deepens I think we’re going to see that. I think we’re going to see secession among states. I mean, even in places [in] California seceding from the rest of California. And we’re going to see parts of the United States seceding from Washington DC. That will be a great sight.

A great sight indeed!

Why oppose same-sex "marriage"?

A puzzled reader writes:

Old Rebel,

I agree with you about same-sex marriage, but I have a difficult time convincing my family, which is mostly liberal Methodists and Quakers. They say there's no difference between two men or two women in a committed relationship and a man and a woman in a committed relationship. When I say, "babies," they say I must be against marriages between people who don't plan to have children, as well as couples who adopt. Then they give me a hard time and say I'm being a hyprocrite because as a conservative, I believe in free choice and the sanctity of the family, but not for homosexuals. I really don't have a good comeback.

I'd appreciate some elaboration on why the League is against same-sex marriage. I'm not arguing with you, but just need to understand it myself.

Old Rebel is here for you.

I don't claim to represent the official League position, but here's what I believe: Marriage became a traditional institution because it has functioned well for hundreds of generations. The reason it has worked is because it successfully channels human needs and desires into an endeavor that benefits all concerned: man and wife have companionship and mutual support, children are raised by those who have the most to gain from lovingly nurturing them, and society lives on. That's what "marriage" means, and that's what it is for. Marriage is a long-established social institution designed to perpetuate a healthy society.

In other words, marriage is identified by the qualities associated with it. Those qualities make it distinct from other arrangements. A marriage in Charleston, South Carolina might look very different from a marriage in Cairo, Illinois, but both are recognized as marriages because of the mutual obligations they create for the parties involved, and for the aims they strive for.

This is a semantical question about words and what they refer to -- in other words, something right up Richard Weaver's alley. In "Visions of Order," pp. 23-4, Weaver tells us that all things that exist possess both "status" and "function":

"Things both are and are becoming. ... The status of a thing is its attained nature and quality or its possession of being. ... We feel intuitively that things have a being, that they show a certain definable essense which we can grasp through the intellect. The world may be constantly flowing, yet it is a world. The very idea of existence is frustrated if we imagine only a continuous stream or if we think of a thing as surrendering itself before a self can be established. We could never become attached to something that never is."

Weaver's point here is not the definition of marriage, but the defining of all forms, that is, of all things that we can talk about. His target was the philosophical position that change is the only reality, and that forms are illusions. Weaver responded that the thing that changes from an acorn to a seedling to a sapling to a mighty tree can only be referred to as an oak. Only real things possess the ability to change, to become what they were meant to be.

Notice we're touching upon basic differences in outlook. Conservatives see individuals and society in a mutually beneficial partnership; each owes something to the other. The society one belongs to provides continuity and purpose to the individual. The foundation for individual happiness is affection for one's heritage. As Edmund Burke put it, "People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors." Society, Burke said, was a contract between the living, the dead, and those who are yet to be born. The perpetuation of one's heritage is the conservative ideal. Revolutionaries, on the other hand, view tradition and heritage as relics that impede the free individual, and see perpetual change as the only reality. That's why "revolution" is their ideal. (That's also why they're so giddy about Open Borders.) "Progress" is the liberal's bloodless version of revolution.

A couple that adopts does so within the form, or status, of the institution of marriage (that is, the socially recognized union of a man and a woman), while endeavoring to fulfill the purpose, or function, of marriage (the perpetuation of society). However, two homosexual men cannot fulfill that function, and therefore cannot be said to be recognized as being married. When homosexual activists demand the right for two men to marry, arguing they're fulfilling the intent of marriage as a means of expressing mutual love, they're overlooking the plain fact that marriage is more than that; it's also a social institution with a social purpose, a purpose that two men, two women, or a man and his gerbil, cannot fulfill.

And that's precisely why there can be no conservative defense of same-sex "marriage," no matter what the fake conservatives may say.

Ted Kennedy, RIH

We're told to honor Ted Kennedy now that he's dead. Michelle Malkin even says we should "Put aside your ideological differences for an appropriate moment and mark this passing with solemnity." I can't do that. Does anyone remember the nasty things the lefties said about Jesse Helms when he passed away?

And let's not forget Kennedy's role in pushing through the 1965 Immigration Act, when he promised, "First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same.... Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset.... Contrary to the charges in some quarters, [the bill] will not inundate America with immigrants ..."

One liberal paper even attributed Obama's victory to Kennedy's radical revision of our immigration policy. Simon Rosenberg, the founder of the New Democrat Network, bragged that Kennedy's 1965 Act was "the most important piece of legislation that no one’s ever heard of," and that it "set America on a very different demographic course than the previous 300 years." He was right -- the new course is one of national suicide. Just what the leftists have always wanted.

This lying, murdering sleazebag deserves not one bit of sympathy or respect. May Ted Kennedy rot in Hell.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Small-town, local values are good ...

... that is, when they can be coopted into supporting the globalist egalitarian agenda:


Maine values. Right.

Obama's blunder

Is the Obama Justice Department offering a show trial of the CIA to throw his disgruntled left wing a bone? They're mad about not getting amnesty for illegals and socialized medicine, so maybe they'll be happy to get this. And maybe not.

Mexican gang terrorizes San Diego

This is newsworthy only because the victims were rich. The norm is that only middle-class Americans have to worry about immigrant gang crime in their communities, and if they complain, it's because they're xenophobes who should be ignored. Now that immigrant violence is spreading into more affluent areas -- after all, that's where the money is, isn't it? -- maybe border security will become a legitimate concern for all:

Authorities announced charges Thursday against a Mexican gang that took Tijuana-style violence to the upscale suburbs of San Diego County, kidnapping, torturing and killing well-to-do residents, even after some families paid large ransoms.

The gang, a rogue cell of the Tijuana-based Arellano Felix drug cartel, moved across the border in 2002 and posed as U.S. law enforcement, donning FBI and police uniforms and caps while snatching victims outside homes and public places, said San Diego County prosecutors.

Nine victims were killed from 2004 to 2007, and the bodies of two of them were dissolved in chemicals at a rented house in San Diego. Gang members were also charged with trying to murder a Chula Vista police officer in September 2005, peppering his car with high-caliber bullets before fleeing in a car.

Even a battle-hardened deputy DA was shocked:

The veteran gang prosecutor leading the case, Deputy Dist. Atty. Mark Amador, said the gang was the most vicious he's ever prosecuted. "I've never seen a more ruthless, cold-blooded, sociopathic group," he said.

I disagree. The Open Borders traitors in government and media are worse -- they're the ones openly aiding and abetting these murderers.

"Racist right-wingers fight Obama"

Tim Wise, Mark Potok, and even Fidel Castro agree -- and when three left-wing idealists come to the same conclusion, there's just no disputing it.

Monday, August 24, 2009

North Carolina League of the South

Last Saturday, I attended the BEST NCLS function EVER! State Chair Bernie Thuersam organized a super program that provided first-rate historical ammunition for defenders of the South. Dr. Tom Minsel, Dr. David Aiken, and Dr. Michael Hill delivered informative and entertaining presentations, and the fellowship was thoroughly enjoyable.

For those who missed it, mark your calendars now for the November meeting. It promises to be a blast!

Rendition of Terror Suspects Will Continue Under Obama

This is priceless:

The Obama administration will continue the Bush administration’s practice of sending terror suspects to third countries for detention and interrogation, but will monitor their treatment to ensure they are not tortured, administration officials said on Monday.

So why send them?

Truth is, the only difference I can see in the Obama regime is the level of BS issued. The policies are the same as Bush's. Bush pushed for socialized medicine under his prescription drugs for seniors plan (and lied about the actual cost), Bush championed amnesty for illegals as a "conservative" goal (??!!??), and he usurped State power under the No Child Left Behind bill. It's the same tyrannical government, folks! So why do you think voting for a Republican will make a differnce in 2012? Obama isn't the problem -- DC is.

Obama White House v. CIA; Panetta Threatened to Quit

This might be just a bump in the road, or it might be the beginning of a meltdown in DC; either way, this sure is entertaining! Wouldn't it have been fun to be a fly on the wall when these stuffed shirts started going at it? You bet!

A "profanity-laced screaming match" at the White House involving CIA Director Leon Panetta, and the expected release today of another damning internal investigation, has administration officials worrying about the direction of its newly-appoint intelligence team, current and former senior intelligence officials tell ABC News.com.

Amid reports that Panetta had threatened to quit just seven months after taking over at the spy agency, other insiders tell ABCNews.com that senior White House staff members are already discussing a possible shake-up of top national security officials.

Ha! And so it begins. More at memeorandum.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Ridge was pressured to raise terror alert before election

This shouldn't come as a big surprise:

Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge says pressure from fellow Cabinet members to raise the nation's terror alert level just before the 2004 presidential election helped convince him it was time to quit working for President George W. Bush.

After all, the Weimar Republicans lied us into a war, lied about the cost of prescription drugs for seniors, lied about spying on us.

Fanning racial flames


Here's a perfect example of how the media distort the facts. MSNBC commentator Contessa Brewer jabbers, "I mean, here you have a man of color in the presidency and WHITE people showing up with guns strapped to their waists or to their legs." Turns out the gun-totin' protestor was a black man. Apparently facts don't matter when airhead multicults have an agenda to push.

And of course, sensationalism sells. It's true for the corporate media and for all the race hustlers. But there's a price -- it inflames passions on both sides. For example, read this call to arms to all minorities:

In its report entitled “Return of the Militias,” the Southern Poverty Law Center points out that the militia movement, that faded in the 1990s, is back and that “One big difference from the militia movement of the 1990s is that the face of the federal government — the enemy that almost all parts of the extreme right see as the primary threat to freedom — is now Black. And the fact that the president is an African American has injected a strong racial element into even those parts of the radical right, like the militias, that in the past were not primarily motivated by race hate. Contributing to the racial animus have been fears on the far right about the consequences of Latino immigration.” ...

There is something very dangerous brewing here. The lynch mobs are mobilizing. Those of us, who are people of color, had better wake up, fast. This is a time where maximum vigilance is imperative.

Efforts of mutual cooperation and solidarity between all groups of the working poor must be maintained. Whites of conscience must speak out loudly against this hateful insanity. Racism is rising. The time for us to stand up strong is now.

Heckuva job, Potok.


We've posted before on how the establishment hucksters have done their best to equate dissent to big government with racism (see here and here). Worse, by dishonestly linking Americans exercising their Constitutional rights with Nazis and skinheads, these demagogues are deliberately spreading mutual fear and anger that will inevitably explode.

How To Overthrow The Government

Nifty title, huh? Well, it's the author's, not mine. He isn't advocating secession, but instead, the first step toward secession, so his column is essential reading:

The states must begin to control the flow of their tax money to the federal government, and must refuse any and all money offered by it. The states must also regain control of their own state guards. These military units should never be activated without the express permission of the governor or an act of the state legislature. Our state legislature can reaffirm this provision of the Second Amendment and reconstitute the state guard. In order to accomplish these things, the citizens must regain control of our state legislature, our renegade congressmen, and our senators by controlling the process by which candidates are selected and elected. This takes place in the local precincts, and executive committees.

This is the pathway to legal, peaceful secession. Why waste time running for Federal office? DC is impervious to reform.

Local is where it's at.

Let me get this straight.

Obama's health care plan will be written by a committee whose head says he doesn't understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn't read it, signed by a president who smokes, funded by a treasury chief who did not pay his taxes, overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that is nearly broke.

What could possibly go wrong?

H/T to Jeff!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Whites are People Too

What a concept:

These whites express frustration with immigration, black crime rates, racial preferences, and demographic changes reducing the percentage of non-Hispanic whites in the population. They see themselves as the "real" victims of racial discrimination, who have no recourse left other than to organize themselves for self-preservation. Many people believe that these concerns and attitudes belong to a radical fringe. I disagree.

You mean -- whites have interests? And it's ok for them to work for those interests?

Even better, our friend Jack Hunter gets some well-deserved recognition:

Jack Hunter, a conservative commentator from South Carolina, calls himself the Southern Avenger. Through Taki Magazine, Hunter has recently produced the video; Whites are People Too, which condemns racial double-standards by members of the media. The impetus for Hunter's video was a Maureen Dowd column, "Toilet-paper Barricades," which took a swing at the Town Hall protesters.

As Dr. Swain points out, conversations are supposed to be two-way, otherwise, they're just lectures -- a distinction she and Pat Buchanan understand all too well.

Robert E. Lee was right!

When he wrote this to Lord Acton:

... the consolidation of the states into one vast republic, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of that ruin which has overwhelmed all those that have preceded it.

Philip Giraldi confirms that an aggressive foreign policy and a despotic domestic policy go hand-in-hand:

The erosion of America’s liberties has been driven by fear of terrorism but it is enabled by leaps in technology coupled with new legislation and a police state mentality that have made every citizen a target. Hate crimes and laws targeting the internet provide a framework that relies on advanced monitoring technology to criminalize behavior that would have been considered off limits for privacy reasons ten years ago.

And so the multicult left and the pro-war right lock arms to steal our liberty.

Americans: Serfs Ruled by Oligarchs

Why is the American Middle Class shrinking, while the super-rich are sitting in a tub full of butter? Paul Craig Roberts blames the Federal government's dishonest policies:

Americans think that they have "freedom and democracy" and that politicians are held accountable by elections. The fact of the matter is that the US is ruled by powerful interest groups who control politicians with campaign contributions. Our real rulers are an oligarchy of financial and military/security interests and AIPAC, which influences US foreign policy for the benefit of Israel.

Have a look at economic policy. It is being run for the benefit of large financial concerns, such as Goldman Sachs.

It was the banks, not the millions of Americans who have lost homes, jobs, health insurance, and pensions, that received $700 billion in TARP funds. The banks used this gift of capital to make more profits. In the middle of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, Goldman Sachs announced record second quarter profits and large six-figure bonuses for every employee.

Ever since Lincoln's Counter-Revolution transformed the Union of Sovereign States into a centralized plutocracy, the politically connected elite have controlled DC. No doubt Mr. Lincoln would smile on both Bush's and Obama's slick scams.

Poll: Most Americans Say Afghan War Not Worth Fighting

51 percent say the war is “not worth fighting” and only 24 percent support the Obama Administration’s escalation of the war. So since we're a democracy, that means Obama will end it, right?

Silly me. When it comes to important matters, such as opening the borders, and picking which countries to invade, it's best to let our rulers decide.

Who said that?

"As for the congressional Democrats, what a bunch of losers -- weak, scared, stupid."

Ann Coulter? Pat Buchanan?

Nope! Michael Moore! In the same interview, he said this:

THR: Have you ever considered leaving the U.S.?

Moore: Thank you for asking! I had never considered this idea until you mentioned it, and now that you have, it doesn't sound like such a bad idea! I guess if I were going to live outside the U.S., I would live in Texas.

Texas -- it's like a whole other country.

John Grisham and Morris Dees: Birds of a feather?

Al Benson, Jr wads up and tosses a fundraising letter John Grisham wrote on behalf of Morris Dees:

His letter started off:

I’m writing to you about Morris Dees, an Alabama lawyer and a friend, who needs your help in his fight to put dangerous hate groups out of business...In 1971, he founded the renowned Southern Poverty Law Center to carry on his fight for justice.

He then prattled on about how the number of “hate groups” in this country has increased 50% since 2000, and on and on ad nauseam. I could hardly believe it when I read it. My first thought was “Is Grisham this naive, after all the stuff he’s written about lawyers and politicians?” My next thought was “No, he’s really not naive. This is, unfortunately, probably where he has been all along—just like Obama.

Grisham started his publishing career with "A Time to Kill," an alternate-reality melodrama (whites sexually attacking a black girl) so chock-full of anti-Southern stereotypes, even Harper Lee wouldn't touch it.

Zogby releases new poll on secession

Momentum is building:

One question included on this survey asked whether the respondent agreed or disagreed that any state or region had a right to peaceably secede and become an
independent republic. Overall, 35% of those surveyed agreed that a state or region had a right to peaceably secede, while 52% disagreed, and 13% were not sure. Groups that were more likely to agree were conservatives (49%), Protestants (40%), those between 18 and 29 (45%), McCain voters (46%), and Republicans (43%).

Compare the results with last summer's poll. Most interestingly, secession finds its greatest favor with younger voters. The percentage agreeing that a state had the right to peaceably secede increased from 22% last year to 35% this year.

via The Ohio Republic

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Will the Left start a war?

Now here's an interesting exchange. Chris Matthews, AKA "Tweety," AKA "Thill up my leg," presses Rep. Anthony Weiner, a liberal New York congressman, on how far the Democrats will go in ramming through socialized medicine despite Republican opposition:

MATTHEWS: What do you think the Republican reaction would be if you ignored the rules and pushed through a bill?

WEINER: Honestly, waiting for a Republican senator to be pleased with this process is something I'm not prepared to do.

MATTHEWS: No, what would they do? No. When war begins... Look, we've been through goddamned wars in this country, they're easy to start, it's tough to end them. How do you stop a war that starts in the United States Senate right now because you jammed through a bill with less than 60 votes?

WEINER: What do you mean, jammmed, started a war?

MATTHEWS: What are the 40 Republicans going to do? What are they gonna do?

WEINER: Look, outside of this town, the American people really don't care about whether Grassley voted for it or not.

MATTHEWS: Will the government still function if you try to jam this through with 51 votes?

WEINER: I think it will.

Weiner clearly thinks the liberal majority should take advantage of its present hold on power to impose their agenda on the rest of us. Which brings back Matthews' original question ...

More at memeorandum.

So how's the State of the Empire?

Well, let's see. Secession and State Sovereignty are hot topics among its increasingly restless subjects, who're also bristling at the prospect of DC's takeover of the health industry, and the occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq are teetering on the brink of disaster.

So not so hot.

Who’s Un-American?

Yeah, maybe some folks made asses of themselves at the anti-Obamacare rallies. But those protests shook up the ruling elite. And that's a good thing, says Jack Hunter. We agree.

Mapping the fall of communism

Need a little shot of hope for the future? Here it is, in the form of a series of interactive maps documenting the recent past. This great slide show from the BBC chronicles the downfall of international communism. Watch as the "inevitable forward march" of communism wrecks itself on the resurgence of historical cultures.

Now, on to North America ...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

"We want our country back"


Seattle PI

This is supposed to be a dig at the Tea Party and ObamaCare protestors, as well as at the South. (And isn't it interesting how it dovetails with the earlier entry on Southern opposition to socialized medicine?) But the interesting thing is, judging by the latest polls, a growing majority agrees with us on this. Maybe they'd also like a government that reflects their values and culture.

There's just no denying that if we want a country of low taxes, less regulation, the end of foreign adventures, the return of our rights, and a government that protects its people and their way of life, including their jobs, it would look more like Jefferson Davis and less like Ted Kennedy.

The States’ Rights Tradition Nobody Knows

Those who don't like abortion, gun control, the Defense of Marriage Act, cap and trade, DC's ongoing wars of conquest in Iraq and Afghanistan, socialized medicine, domestic spying, or any of the Empire's "one-size-fits-all" policies, have the means to put an end to them. Not only is it perfectly legal, it's been done before.

Where's the opposition to socialized medicine coming from?


We always said our traditional culture, based on social bond individualism, has no use for socialism. Which is precisely why government supremacists of all stripes hate us.

From Day by Day

Obama Reaches Out to Religious on Immigration

Uh-oh -- here it comes.

Say, have you noticed that it's ok for Obama to bring religion into politics? I guess lefties see religion as a good thing when it can be utilized for their own purposes.

The "Racial Undertone" Of The Health Care Debate

UPDATE:


Watch Tim Wise strut his moral superiority as he rails against the "background noise" of "white racial resentment" in the debate over socialized medicine health care reform. Yes, Tim, it's always about race. Always. Unless it's about you.

I've found another version of Don Lemon's softball-tossing interview with Tim the Wise, who immodestly describes himself as "among the most respected antiracist writers and educators." Check out the end of the interview, when Wise is emitting toxic levels of self-satisfied smugness:

Don Lemon: At a town hall, people were calling for the Real America, give me back my America, what do they mean?

Tim the Wise: When you say you want the nation the founders envisioned, when the country the Founders envisioned was a formal system of white supremacy, excuse me if I don't believe those who say that race isn't playing a big role.

Wow. Hey, what about Japan, Ethiopia, Korea, and China? Were they founded on globalist ideology, or on the historic cultures of their respective peoples?

Tim? Tim?

Al-Qaeda warns of 'spectacular attacks' on UK

Not sure what to make of this:

In an astounding revelation, Al-Qaeda extremists have claimed that home-grown terrorists are plotting to attack targets in Britain.

According to reports, in an internet magazine read by thousands of Islamic extremists Al-Qaeda has labeled Britain and Europe as a bigger enemy than the United States.

It further says that the strikes are being planned by terrorists living in Britain and others overseas, and warns of “spectacular attacks”, 'The Sun' reports.

It's usually a bad idea to announce your next move. Unless -- the whole idea is to force the British to crack down on Muslims living in Britain, inciting more Muslims to join Al-Qaeda.

Either way, I see this as a lesson about the unintended consequences of Open Borders.

Monday, August 17, 2009

From the "Whodathunkit?" department

Twitter tweets are 40% "babble." And 60% are nonsense.

more at memeorandum

Obama urges repeal of Defense of Marriage Act

And I agree.

Here's what he said:

President Barack Obama on Monday declared that the Defense of Marriage Act discriminates against gays and lesbians ... "The Department of Justice has filed a response to a legal challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, as it traditionally does when acts of Congress are challenged," the president said in a written statement. "This brief makes clear, however, that my administration believes that the act is discriminatory and should be repealed by Congress."

I hope -- and pray -- that the Democratic majority repeals the act. Here's why:

The law, passed by Congress in 1996, denies federal recognition of same-sex marriages, thereby banning federal spousal benefits to those in such unions. It also allows states that prohibit same-sex marriages to deny recognition of such unions granted in other states.

Catch that? The DOMA "allows states" to prohibit "same-sex marriages." Just where in the Constitution do the sovereign States delegate regulation of marriage to the Federal government? That's the problem with this act -- it assumes that ultimate sovereignty resides in the District of Corruption, and thus implies that all the rights the people of the States enjoy can be snatched away at DC's whim.

Let Obama and the liberals in both Big-Government parties repeal DOMA. With the popular mood still red hot from the health care protests, the backlash to DC's de facto legalization of "same-sex marriage" in conservative States will be swift and decisive, with more "Sovereignty Resolutions" passed in response. This will ignite the afterburners of the incipient rebellion against DC's New Reconstruction, and the New American Revolution will have begun.

Family of murdered teen sues county

This is the kind of action that will get the attention of a government that's clearly failed to protect its citizens:

The family of 15-year-old murder victim Dani Countryman is suing Clackamas County.

According to public records, the suit alleges authorities knew Countryman's killer was in the country illegally but failed to report him. Indeed, in November 2006 the person who plead guilty to Countryman's murder was convicted in Clackamas County of driving drunk.

The suit asks for $3.5 million for the death of the 15-year-old from Texas. She was killed during a sexual assault at a party in Milwaukie, Ore., in 2007. Countryman was in Oregon to visit her sister in Oregon City.

Let's hope the family wins, the illegals are deported, and the bootlicking politicians who're selling us out get kicked out of office.

Why I am not a Libertarian

Surprise! The pro-war (Waritarian?), pro-Open Borders Cato Institute endorses -- Open Borders:

A new study from the libertarian CATO Institute concludes that legalizing the more than eight million undocumented workers in the United States would have significant economic benefits for the country, while simply enhancing border enforcement and applying restrictive immigration laws would actually hurt the U.S. economically.

Got that? ECONOMIC BENEFITS are all that matter. I'm sure they're right when they say there's money to be made in opening the borders to the Third World -- Big Business is always hungry for more cheap, easily exploitable labor. American workers may suffer, but who cares? Libertarian ideologues don't give a rip about them. To Libertarians, it all comes down to the Golden Rule, which they understand as, "Whatever makes me the most gold." Here's how one writer paraphrased this belief:

"For the economist, all human beings are alike, not of course because they have some higher calling in common but because they all rationally pursued objectives that are equally irrational. Homo economicus is cold, rational, and utilitarian; he is gifted in calculating but empty of substance. Human beings are indistinguishable in their way of being; they can only be distinguished by their incomes, their levels of consumption or productivity. Here, everything that Peguy loves, all that he celebrates–good manners and morals, fine workmanship, beautiful language, simple joys, bonds of the flesh, the honor of the poor, the genius of Homer–none of this has any meaning. We are indeed in the world of equality by default."

Which is why leftist egalitarians and Big Business support Open Borders.

By the way, check out the Cato Institute's sources:

The new report, written by Professor Peter B. Dixon and Research Fellow Maureen T. Rimmer at the Centre of Policy Studies at Monash University in Australia, relies on an economic model used by the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Agriculture, and Homeland Security, as well as International Trade Commission.

Well. No question about the objectivity of THAT data. If you can't believe the departments of a globalist empire, who can you believe?

ABC Tries to Tie Health Care Town Hall Protesters to Hate Groups


Yet another case in point for Dr. Swain's indictment (see previous entry) of the Southern Poverty Law Center as the regime's weapon of choice to delegitimize dissent. And isn't it interesting how the corporate media makes its bias for Big Government painfully clear:

ABC News correspondent Brian Ross tried to connect the health care town hall protesters to hate groups on Friday’s GMA. Ross cited the Southern Poverty Law Center, whose left-wing political affiliation he omitted, and used two sound bites from the SPLC’s Mark Potok, who hyped that President Obama supposedly “triggered fears among...white people...that they are somehow losing their country.”

The ABC News correspondent led his report just after the beginning of the 7 am Eastern hour by underlining how it’s apparently been a “very ugly week as the rhetoric about the President and the threats against him have deeply worried the people who track this country’s hate groups.” After summarizing how police in Los Angeles arrested a man suffering from “mental problems” for making threats against the White House, and how the case is apparently part of a “disturbing pattern,” Ross played his first clip from Potok, who emphasized, “I don’t think that these are simply people who are mentally ill or...you know, kind of off their rockers. I think that...in a very real sense, they represent a genuine reaction- a genuine backlash against Obama.”

See? If you oppose socialism, you're just a racist. Now we in the League of the South have been targeted with that charge for some time. It's nice to have so many of our countrymen sharing the same boat with us.

Carol M. Swain strikes again!

What a pleasure to see a respected academic confirm what we've been shouting for some time, that the Southern Poverty Law Center is a bludgeon against freedom of speech. And in the Huffington Post, no less. Dee-lightful!

My biggest complaint is that the organization has strayed away from the task of targeting hate groups on a race neutral basis. Now, it uses its vast resources and public trust to pursue conservative groups and individuals in the media who cover issues the SPLC would prefer ignored. These issues include social movements and the legitimate concerns of Americans who don't normally have the ear of politicians and other elites. America will never heal herself as long as free speech is suppressed.

Click here to send Dr. Swain a note of thanks!

via VDare.

Which way will America end?

Here's a thought-provoking gadget -- at the top, you can filter the scenario for the end of the murderous, immoral DC Empire. (There are 11 such scenarios under "Secession" alone!)

Just one more sign that the word is out: DC is in its death spiral.

Quote du jour

Here richly, with ridiculous display
The Politician's corpse was laid away.
While all of his acquaintance sneered and slanged
I wept: for I had longed to see him hanged.

Hilaire Belloc

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Heidi descends on Phoenix

Want an objective, factual presentation on illegal immigration and the various organizations working for border security? Well, you won't get any of that from the Feathered Bastard. Warning: graphic image!

The Heartland is now the enemy of the government

The arrogance of our handlers has become breathtaking. No wonder people are riled. And that's a good thing. In "Why Is America’s Heartland So Angry?" Phillip Parham sees hope in the righteous anger demonstrated at the protests against big government:

The Heartland of America is furious and is finally finding its voice. It is time for the slumbering populace to wake up, read the founding documents, remind themselves of the truths of our country and fight this illegal usurpation of power by an out-of-control federal government. America is at a crossroads. Will the Heartland take back its country or is it destined for collapse?

Here's a classic example of busy-body government from the New York Times:

Westchester County entered into a landmark desegregation agreement on Monday that would compel it to create hundreds of houses and apartments for moderate-income people in overwhelmingly white communities and aggressively market them to nonwhites in Westchester and New York City.

The agreement, if ratified by the county’s Board of Legislators, would settle a lawsuit filed by an antidiscrimination group and could become a template for increased scrutiny of local governments’ housing policies by the Obama administration.

“This is consistent with the president’s desire to see a fully integrated society,” said Ron Sims, the deputy secretary of housing and urban development, which helped broker the settlement along with the Justice Department. “Until now, we tended to lay dormant. This is historic, because we are going to hold people’s feet to the fire.”

How do you like the arrogance from Sims? He's going to "hold people's feet to the fire" in the name of ramming "diversity" down people's throats.

I wonder if "overwhelmingly black" communities will have to pay to bring in whites?

Friday, August 14, 2009

Obama Calls American Opponents of Immigration Amnesty ‘Demagogues’

Can't believe I missed this the other day -- but he said it:

At a joint press conference with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Guadalajara, Mexico on Monday, President Barack Obama referred to American opponents of amnesty for illegal aliens as “demagogues.”

Obama was in Guadalajara for a trilateral summit with Calderon and Harper.

A British member of the European Parliament is in hot water for criticizing his country's health system. Obama just slimed the majority of Americans -- while on foreign soil.

You can just smell the hypocrisy

A reader writes:

This article says the government report on right-wing extremism isn't based on any real facts. And this article talks about the growth in militia groups (and of course these are all white groups). No talk of the radicalism of La Raza, New Black Pather Party, the openly violent acts by Latino gangs to take over neighborhoods and towns (by the way systematically exterminating blacks).

It's always the white guys, and they are always in 'fly-over country.' -- Jeff

Ain't it the truth?

John Edwards Vows to Spend More Time With His Families

Former presidential candidate John Edwards said today that he would withdraw from public life, promising "to spend more time with my families."

But even as he made this vow, Mr. Edwards said he would continue to sound the themes of his presidential campaigns: "There are two Americas, and I have children in each of them."

Ha!

via Huffington Post

Fix our legal immigration mess!

Paul Simon is right: These are the days of miracle and wonder. Not only has the oh-so-politically-correct Charlotte Observer reported on the displacement of native-born Americans by illegal immigrants, now the humanistic deities in the Editorial Department acknowledge the fact:

For years poultry companies said the reason their work force went from being predominantly African American in the 1980s and early 1990s to predominantly Latino was because Americans just didn't want those jobs.

How interesting. It turns out that after the House of Raeford poultry company got in trouble with the feds and was accused of knowingly hiring illegal immigrants at its Greenville, S.C., plant, the company's work force now includes many more African Americans. Guess some folks may have wanted jobs after all.

In Raeford, a small N.C. town near Fayetteville and home to two large House of Raeford Farms plants, “It's been good for the town, especially black minorities,” Lamar McCoy told the Observer's Franco OrdoƱez. “There are lots of poor black men with not many opportunities.”

Not so long ago, only bad, bad people such as Steve Sailer dared notice that cheap immigrant labor displaced black Americans from lower-paying jobs. That's because such views were demonized as "racist" by the the corporate media (yes, including the Charlotte Observer) and the government's outsourced censors of approved thought, such as the Southern Poverty Law Center:

Despite economic evidence and other data demonstrating the positive economic impact of immigrant labor, one of the most strongly held myths is the belief that immigrants "steal" the jobs of native workers or shrink their wages.

It persists despite former President Bush's economic advisers reporting in 2007 that, "On average, U.S. natives benefit from immigration. Immigrants tend to complement (not substitute for) natives, raising natives' productivity and income."

Of course, the infamous SPLC didn't get its vast fortune or influence by accident -- there's gold for those who serve the powers that be, including Big Business, which lusts for cheap, exploitable labor, and the other parasites who feed from Big Government, who need more voters who'll expand their power.

SPLC: The Obama Regime’s Private Cheka

William Grigg lets loose on DC's outsourced Inquisition:

Imagine, just for a second, what would have happened if members of the Ku Klux Klan had intimidated black voters during last fall’s elections. Morris Dees, the sanctimonious fraud who runs the so-called Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), would be able to dine out on that incident for the rest of his life.

Curiously, however, Dees and his squalid little shakedown racket have had nothing to say about an actual incident of voter intimidation by an organization they have designated a “hate group”: Elements of the New Black Panther Party, acting as precinct workers, were caught on camera intimidating white voters in Philadelphia.

Biff! Bam! Pow!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Is the administration collecting "fishy" emails?


Bill Burton, Obama's deputy press secretary, fails miserably trying to evade the question, then finally confesses the Obama White House is retaining the emails that "citizen informers" send to expose the ignorance -- or possibly "anti-Americanism" -- of those who oppose government-run healthcare. As painful as it is to watch someone blow an interview so badly, hang on until the end when Burton attempts a feeble endorsement of the right to free speech. Huh? Just incredible.

Will Michigan Nullify Federal Gun Laws?

These folks get it: Standing up to DC on gun rights is only the beginning:

While the HB5232’s title focuses on federal gun regulations, it has far more to do with the 10th Amendment’s limit on the power of the federal government. It specifically states:

The regulation of intrastate commerce is vested in the states under amendments IX and X of the constitution of the United States, particularly if not expressly preempted by federal law. Congress has not expressly preempted state regulation of intrastate commerce pertaining to the manufacture on an intrastate basis of firearms, firearms accessories, and ammunition.

Some supporters of the legislation say that a successful application of such a state-law would set a strong precedent and open the door for states to take their own positions on a wide range of activities that they see as not being authorized to the Federal Government by the Constitution.

What other activities? Well, let's start with the proposed Federal takeover of the health care industry -- just where in the Constitution do the people of the sovereign States delegate that power to DC?

And once that battle's won, we can go on to DC's other assaults on the Constitution, such as the USA-PATRIOT Act, warrantless wiretaps, unfunded mandates -- oh, we're just getting started here!

More shameless fearmongering about health care

Who says government-run health care is socialist? How about the nice folks over at Socialist Worker magazine? And then there's the Socialist Party USA.

Oh, I almost forget the Communist Party USA! Sorry, comrades.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Are we on the brink of creating a computer with a human brain?

That's news? I thought scientists had built one of those things YEARS ago.

Its the AlGoreRhythm

What would Rev. Jeremiah Wright do?

Here's some more explicit detail of the New Black Panther Party hate crime we reported on below:

On Election Day, three leaders of the New Black Panther Party, King Samir Shabazz, Malik Zulu Shabazz and Jerry Jackson, were videotaped in paramilitary uniformed wielding nightsticks outside of a polling station in Philadelphia intimidating poll observers and voters. Poll watcher Bartle Bull signed an affidavit stating

“I watched the two uniformed men confront voters, and attempt to intimidate voters. They were positioned in a location that forced every voter to pass in close proximity to them. The weapon was openly displayed and brandished in plain sight of voters…

“Their clear purpose and intent was to intimidate voters with whom they did not agree. Their views were, in part, made apparent by the uniform of the organization the two men wore and the racially charged statements they made. For example, I heard the shorter man make a statement directed toward white poll observers that ‘you are about to be ruled by the black man, cracker.’”

Like Gates’ nemesis Officer Crowley, who taught racial profiling classes, Bull has impeccable anti-racist credentials. He worked as a civil rights lawyer in the 1960s where he filed lawsuits against municipalities in Mississippi that he said were disenfranchising African Americans. Bull concluded, that the actions by the New Black Panthers qualified “as the most blatant form of voter intimidation I have encountered in my life in political campaigns in many states, even going back to the work I did in Mississippi in the 1960s.”

The writer's conclusion is difficult to dismiss:

Obama’s justice department will start witch hunts to get quotas for black elected officials, and give illegal aliens, non-English speakers, and non-citizens the right to vote, but it’s perfectly OK with weapon wielding black thugs telling “crackers” that they’re going to “be ruled by the black man.”

The Southern Poverty Law Center's Misguided Focus

After Walter Cronkite editorialized against the Vietnam War, LBJ supposedly responded, "If I've lost Cronkite, I've lost Middle America."

Now that the SPLC has lost The Huffington Post, Dees may have lost Liberal America:

In fact, what is most shocking is that the SPLC has spent far more resources hounding conservative organizations, such as the Center for Immigration Studies, and prominent citizens like CNN's award-winning anchor Lou Dobbs, than it has protecting the civil rights of American voters, which includes white people as well as black.

The unrelenting attacks on Mr. Dobbs and others are shameless. The once venerable organization wages war against conservative individuals, principles, and organizations. How unfortunate for America. How unfortunate for the organization's founders.

There is a name for what has happened. It is called "mission creep." Mission creep occurs when an organization strays beyond its original purpose and engages in actions antithetical to its goals. Rather than monitoring hate groups, the Southern Poverty Law Center has become one.

For more background on the Obama's unconcern about the civil rights of white Americans, read the Washington Post's report.

Meet AP Reporter Eileen Sullivan, PR Flack for the ATF and SPLC.

Check out this killer rejoinder to the AP's latest puff piece for the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The left is crazy to insult white Southerners as a group

With the rise in grass-roots anger at DC's latest power-grabs and takeovers, whites in general and Southerners in particular have become favorite targets for lefties and their cuddlemates in the corporate media who think any liberal expansion of power is good, and one blessed by Obama is unquestionable.

Well, here's a hard-hitting counterpunch against those attacks, and the source is a bit of a surprise. Michael Lind is a fifth-generation Texan who got swept up in the Neocon madness. He now considers himself "a former Neocon," and is taking a stand in defense of his people. Lind's response to the South-bashers and their scallywag aiders and abettors is worth quoting at length:

In a recent Washington Post column, Kathleen Parker quoted Ohio Sen. George Voinovich's assertion that the Republican Party is "being taken over by Southerners" to suggest that the GOP risks becoming a permanent minority party of the old Confederacy. In itself this is a legitimate point that I and many other critics of Republican conservatism have made for years. However, at Mother Jones, the blogger Kevin Drum used Parker's political argument as an excuse for all-too-typical liberal Southern-bashing. According to Drum: "There are, needless to say, plenty of individual Southern whites who are wholly admirable. But taken as a whole, Southern white culture is [redacted]. Jim Webb can pretty it up all he wants, but it's a [redacted]." Drum did the redacting on his own blog post, explaining he'd blacked out the offending text "on the advice of my frontal lobe."

Drum's creepy bigotry becomes clear when other groups are substituted: "There are, needless to say, plenty of individual blacks who are wholly admirable. But taken as a whole, black culture is [redacted]. Barack Obama can pretty it up all he wants, but it's a [redacted]." Or maybe this: "There are, needless to say, plenty of individual Jews who are wholly admirable. But taken as a whole, Jewish culture is [redacted]. The late Irving Howe can pretty it up all he wants, but it's a [redacted]."

In her Washington Post essay, Kathleen Parker writes: "Hefty majorities in the Northeast, the Midwest and the West believe Obama was born in the United States. But in the land of cotton, where old times are not by God forgotten" -- evidently this is intended to be a strained joke -- "only 47 percent believe Obama was born in America and 30 percent aren't sure. Southern Republicans, it seems, have seceded from sanity." Kevin Drum thinks that Parker is too kind and that white Southerners as a group should be thought of as having "seceded from sanity."

Oh, those dumb white Southerners! No other group in American society could possibly believe in preposterous conspiracy theories. Well, maybe one other group, the most reliably Democratic demographic in the whole U.S. electorate. A 2005 study by RAND and Oregon State University showed that a majority of blacks believed that a cure for AIDS was being withheld from the poor...

Read the whole thing. It's more than a hoot, it's a battle cry.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

U.S. Web-Tracking Plan Stirs Privacy Fears

Whoa! Looks like Obama's not just continuing the Bush/Cheney agenda of snooping on US subjects citizens, but is boldly going where no one had gone before:

The Obama administration is proposing to scale back a long-standing ban on tracking how people use government Internet sites with "cookies" and other technologies, raising alarms among privacy groups.

A two-week public comment period ended Monday on a proposal by the White House Office of Management and Budget to end a ban on federal Internet sites using such technologies and replace it with other privacy safeguards. The current prohibition, in place since 2000, can be waived if an agency head cites a "compelling need." ...

Some privacy groups say the proposal amounts to a "massive" and unexplained shift in government policy. In a statement Monday, American Civil Liberties Union spokesman Michael Macleod-Ball said the move could "allow the mass collection of personal information of every user of a federal government website."

Tell me again what elections accomplish?

Dissent is not only unpatriotic -- it's "racist"

UPDATED!

Further confirmation of what we've argued for some time -- that any dissent against the globalist agenda will be condemned as "racist." First, let's hear from the sanctimonious twerps at Daily Kos, who are all hot and bothered by the Tea Party protests, as well as the town hall meetings where constituents have challenged DC's takeover of health care:

It is more than a little troubling that each of the recent, most explicitly aggressive and loud and factless "movements" to appear on the scene since our first black American president took office appear to be, in large part, made up of the same people. ... They are nearly exclusively white, predominantly middle aged and elderly, and unambiguously conservative.

Which makes these gatherings illegitimate, apparently. But there's more:

... many of the paranoid healthcare protestors are "teabaggers" as well, and many of those "teabaggers" are "birthers" besides, and the whole parcel is, from polling, clearly a fringe movement based most substantially in the Southern states, the only remaining stronghold of the party that contains them. And -- there is no way around it -- America has just now elected the first black president. The very first, after two centuries and then some, and even though I am in the terribly liberal, very nearly socialist hellhole of California I can still go no more than a few miles from my home and see the confederate battle flag [sic] hanging from a living room window, or stuck to the bumper of a worn and battered truck.

Here's another one, from Keith Boykin of the Daily Voice:

The woman yelling "I want my country back" at a recent town hall meeting was not complaining about Obama's policies. She was complaining about his race. ...
Winning back the country, of course, means taking America back to a time when we didn't have a black president, a wise Latina Supreme Court justice, or half a dozen states with gay marriage. It means a small group of angry white people in middle America, led by rich white media figures who exploit the angst of the masses, can hijack the national dialogue with the very unseemly behavior that they would decry when practiced by minorities.

It must be wonderful to be able to read minds. No matter what people may claim, Boykin knows racism is their actual motivation in opposing Obama's policies.

UPDATE: How could I have forgotten John Dingell?

Well, the last time I had to confront something like this was when I voted for the civil rights bill and my opponent voted against it. At that time, we had a lot of Ku Klux Klan folks and white supremacists and folks in white sheets and other things running around causing trouble.

Thank you, congressman. That'll encourage reasoned, respectful debate. See memeorandum for the video.

I guess the next step in this spiral of "obey or be damned" is to equate any opposition to the government's total control of our lives as racism.

Uh-oh! Someone's already there:

But what concerns me is when in some of those town hall meetings including the one that we saw in Missouri recently where there were jokes made about lynching, etc., you start to wonder whether in fact the word socialist is becoming a code word, whether or not socialist is becoming the new N-word for frankly for some angry upset birthers and others.

Of course, all the crabby lefties quoted above properly understand the meaning of "racism" in its original usage. It was Leon Trotsky who coined the term to condemn those who preferred the traditional ways of their forebears to the "enlightened" policies of communism. Looks like history's repeating itself again, and it clearly feels like farce.

Electing a new people

How can a government that not only ALLOWS but ENCOURAGES this kind of outrage be considered legitimate? From NumbersUSA:

The two statistics from last year?

•2.5 million Americans lost jobs
•The federal government brought in 1.5 million new foreign workers to take jobs

Yet to date, there has been no indication whatsoever of a slow-down in importing an average of 138,000 new foreign workers each month -- even as half-million Americans a month are losing jobs. ...

It doesn't matter how terrible the economy becomes -- it doesn't matter that more than 11 million Americans are looking for a job and can't find one. No matter what, businesses can still seek to cut their labor costs by bringing in as many foreign workers as they did when the economy was booming.

Why do Americans obey and finance a regime that has declared war on them?

Governors oppose DoD emergency powers

Have you noticed that EVERY Federal answer to EVERY problem recommends more Federal control? The same government that slept while madmen plotted 9/11 now claims it can do a better job of protecting the people of the States than the State governors.

Fortunately, the governors aren't taking this latest affront lying down:

A bipartisan pair of governors is opposing a new Defense Department proposal to handle natural and terrorism-related disasters, contending that a murky chain of command could lead to more problems than solutions.

Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas (R), chairman of the National Governors Association, and Vice Chairman Gov. Joe Manchin (D) of West Virginia penned a letter opposing the Pentagon proposal, which they said would hinder a state's effort to respond to a disaster.

Current law gives governors control over National Guard forces in their own states as well as any Guard units and Defense Department personnel imported from other states.

The letter comes as the Pentagon proposes a legislative fix that would give the secretary of Defense the authority to assist in response to domestic disasters and, consequently, control over units stationed in an affected state.

Did you catch that part where the governors are concerned that the takeover by the rigid DC bureaucracy "could lead to more problems than solutions"? That's because solutions are never the answer with DC; all that matters is increasing DC's grip on power.

Government Prepares for “unwillingness to follow government orders”

Yeeesh! The creepiness from DC just keeps on coming. From Karen De Coster at LewRockwell:

The International Swine Flu Conference is being held in Washington D.C. next week, just two weeks after the conference on weight control that I wrote about last week. Here’s a summary of it:

Top leaders and key decision-makers of major companies representing a broad range of industries will meet with distinguished scientists, public health officials, law enforcers, first responders, and other experts to discuss pandemic prevention, preparedness, response and recovery at the 1st International Swine Flu Summit.

Read the agenda for the breakout sessions, especially the session on “psychological issues” (Session #2) and the topic heading: “Unwillingness to follow government orders.” Also note session #6, which includes “Control and diffuse social unrest & public disorder” and “Isolate prisons and other facilities.”