Easter is a day of hope, hope for eternal life, and hope for the future. But there is hope on the political front as well - elections in Europe will be in the news starting very soon and it looks promising for the Euro-skeptic parties and movements which are all, or nearly all conservative to a greater or lesser extent and/or have a counterjihad agenda. Among those ready to transform the face of “the old countries” are the Ukip in Britain, PVV in the Netherlands, Front National in France, PEDIGA in Germany (and soon to be further afield) and Lega Norte in Italy – in all of these places and beyond there is a growing distrust of the European Union, a growing worry about the Islamization of Europe, a greater interest in making countries work and a healthy interest in building a future of freedom and a prosperity. Thanks in large part to the internet around the world the man in the street is better informed than ever before and sees himself as a citizen not a subject ( a very American, very modern idea), and among the things he understands is that the elites have made a mess of things and that it is time for a change.
Now word comes that there is hope for greater freedom in the future even in Latin America where AP (yes, that AP) recently reported from Sao Paulo, Brazil that the latest star in the protest (by 200,000 people, some protest have been larger) against the Brazilian Workers’ Party and President Dilma Rousseff is a 19 year old college dropout named Kim Kataguiri, leader of Brazil’s youthful libertarians and conservatives. Having read free-market economists Milton Friedman and Ludwig Von Mises according to the article, he sees that the answer to many of Brazil’s problems lies in the fact that it Brazil has not taken the advice of these sages. The article was amazing in that it was published at all, the AP is no friend of the right and indeed is pretty far to the left, but other than the almost expected snide remarks about the Koch brothers it was remarkable fair.
Rousseff, who was inaugurated for her second term on January 1, 2011, is tied to a major scandal regarding corruption and Petrobras, a semi-public energy corporation (with ties to George Soros, it received a rather generous loan under Obama). Due to this scandal Rousseff has been the focus of numerous protests and the Petrobras scandal isn’t the only complaint the Brazilians have against her. Kataguira began his political activism when he posted satirical videos on YouTube which mocked her. She narrowly beat her opponent who is more conservative and market friendly. Despite being elected the last time around her approval rating has fallen 13 percent in the last year, a record low, and while Kataguira and others would like to see her impeached this seems unlikely as there is no evidence linking her to the Petrobras scandal. However, the timing is good for conservative/libertarian forces in Brazil as there will be an election for her replacement in 2015.
Really Hillary. You actually expect the American people to believe that you thought it was okay to just have a server in your home and to use it instead of an official State Department email address? Really? Just how stupid do you think we are? All this proves is how stupid you are and how much the MSM (main stream media, sometimes called the lame stream media) is willing to cover for you.
I can find a lot of reliable information on the American unemployment numbers online (I would not trust those of the last five or so years), can find the number of computers and even the number of commercial email addresses in America. In addition the number of computers (even commercial use ones), and the number of email addresses, e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org addresses with multiple users – are not what I seek. What I wanted to know however is the number of American employees required to use their workplace email address for official business. I suspect the percentage (not the number) is between 99 and 100% of all those who are, or have, ever had an email account tied to their employer. If anyone out there has an employer email and is not required to use it for business I’d like to know and will publish this information (with your approval of course).
Millions and millions of people have used employer assigned email addresses and are required to use them for all business emails. It is inconceivable that they would be allowed to do what Hillary Clinton apparently did – use some non-official email address for official business. The email address instantly conveys the name of the business (or government agency as in this case) where it originated. This is extremely important to the receiver of email. Like the XYZ agency or company? Expecting information them? Well here it is. Don’t like them or don’t want to hear from them. That’s okay too. It helps the receiver identify the originator and it helps employers who can identify who sent what. Control is the operative feature here.
There is a song, well known among Jews, titled: “David, melech yisrael”
Rabbi Yossi Marcus of the Ask Moses website says that it means “David, King of Israel lives and endures!” and he goes on to write mostly about King David. He does however explain that the phrase has come to mean “am Yisrael chai (the nation of Israel lives!).” Indeed it does live. I do not mean to imply that Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyhu is equal to King David, that his rule will endure like that of King David, or that he will rule in the future, but that Israel (and hopefully America) will live. And we will endure. We will not go down, despite the evil that comes from today’s White House and from Iran (the former Persia), the setting for the story of Purim.
Purim begins this year on at sundown March 4th (Wednesday night). There is a link between Purim and the destruction of evil. For example on March 1, 1953 (Purim) Joseph Stalin was suddenly paralyzed and died four days later, thus averting a nation-wide pogram in the Soviet Union. The Gulf War in 1991 ended on the first day of the Feast of Purim. I still remember well that in the weeks leading up to the war’s end the repeated joke was that the war would end on Purim. Why? (Not only because ending that war would be a time for of rejoicing for Jews) but because it would end evil, just as it had ended evil in the days of Queen Esther. Netanyahu will have the story of Purim in mind on Tuesday night when he speaks before the joint houses of Congress.
No one and nothing will stop us, and Netanyahu, although born in Israel spent several years in the USA and is a graduate of Cheltenham High School near Philadelphia. This is a man who knows America. The Israeli and the American people and their nations are forces for good, as is the leader of Israel. Not perfect, but good, and aiming to be better. A Gallup poll recently found that Netanayhu’s favorable rating in the past three years has risen 10 points. The same poll found that in the last 15 years Americans of all ages have grown more partial to Israel in the Arab-Israel conflict but those 50 and over particularly so with support in that age group growing from 50% to 70%.
Secession is a deeply American principle. This country was born through secession. Some felt it was treasonous to secede from England, but those "traitors" became our country's greatest patriots. (Cong.Ron Paul, now retired) -Politico
Those who read this blog will know that I have reported on the Secession movement more than once. Now it seems that other places and another prominent individual have been in the news regarding this issue, specifically I have in mind Hawaii and New York, plus Ron Paul. Buzzfeed’s Andrew Kaczynski reported on February nineteenth of this year that Paul says Secession is Happening.
Hawaii (it seems to have joined the union under shady circumstances), had its Queen overthrown in 1893, five years prior to the beginning of annexation into the United States. Hawaii has numerous contemporary sovereignty organizations and among their unique features is a tendency toward inherited rights based on descent from the royal Hawaiian family and/or native blood. The really good news for everyone who believes in America and its Constitution is that if Hawaii left the union Congress would no longer be as far left as it is. Strangely enough the Hawaiian separatist movements are not that far from the Tea Party. While most Tea Partiers do not seem to know it, the fact is that the original Boston Tea Party was not about reducing taxes but that there was any tax at all. The founders of the United States believed that Britain had zero right to tax them – just as the independence parties in Hawaii believe.
Reports now include news that King Abdullah of Jordan has quoted Clint Eastwood, and that he has even suited up to pilot a plane to help take down ISIS. The Eastwood film he quoted was “Unforgiven” and he promised that he would go after ISIS.
According to Rep. Duncan Hunter, last Tuesday Abdullah met with the U.S. House Armed Services Committee where he quoted Eastwood. The King said “The only problem we’re going to have is running out of fuel and bullets.” But I think we should tell him not to worry – the USA, has more oil reserves than Saudi Arabia and is now exporting it. Plus there are plenty of bullets – in fact today I got an email with several photographs from Texas – one said “sorry there will be no warning shots – we are conserving bullets.” Anyway, somehow I don’t think the Jordanians do warning shots – hence, more bullets are directed at the bad guys.
We should remember that by Abdullah quoting Eastwood he was making it clear that he is willing to go after (hence interested in defeating) ISIS. So what is wrong with the so called “leaders” in Washington, DC? The problem may lie in two major factors:
• President Obama has sworn that he would stand with the Muslims (not America which he has sworn to defend), and most Democrats stand with Obama. Both sides are Muslim in this case, but their very name and certainly their ideology proclaims that ISIS is more Islamic (i.e. ‘holier than thou’). Furthermore Obama has no use for kings (duh, some countries/cultures have them - it is a fact of life and sometimes a necessity). Plus Obama has a habit of supporting tyrannies, or the worse of two tyranny who may oppose each other and he hates military action.
• Nearly all Democrats, and most certainly the current president, believe that talk equals action. Hence if they say something it is real, they think this is so because they believe it (good does that mean if I believe hard enough then there really and truly are unicorns?). Action is unimportant or irrelevant to them.
While I cannot say I know Jordan, I have lived in the Middle East and people in the Middle East (unlike Western elites) believe that actions speak louder than words. There is an understanding there that words without action are meaningless. This is based on reality – a reality of the Middle East.
What prompted Jordan’s King Abdullah to quote Eastwood’s film? Simple. ISIS’ brutal slaying of a Jordanian pilot. Abdullah was angry – good, we need some angry Arabs mowing down stupid angry Arabs who lash out at those who don’t agree with them. While I am no fan of Jordan, or of King Abdullah, he seems to be loyal to his country and a real man who is willing to take action. If only the USA were so lucky.
No one should forget that Abdullah’s father, King Hussein, was the leader of Jordan during the Jordanian Civil War between September 1970 and July 1971. In this war he defeated tens of thousands of the so-called Palestinians. While Abdullah was just a child (born in 1962) he must be fully aware of his father’s success in this action. Although his British born mother was a convert to Islam, Abdullah is all Arab (with a ‘Palestinian’ wife no less). After all the family still styles themselves the Hashemite (in today’s Saudi Arabia) Kingdom of Jordan. SO he understands war very well, and knows that his poor country (the only part of the Middle East without oil) can ill afford the presence of ISIS.
In a different context as the late, great Andrew Breitbart said this is “WAR#” Now if only the elites, who are very often effete elites, of the USA just understood.
Among the many reasons real Conservatives do not want Jeb Bush in the White House are these three: Common Core, immigration, and the Nazi factor. There are many other reasons but this is an alphabetical list of just three of the biggest issues that Conservatives object to most strongly.
Common Core is being opposed in numerous states. Everyone likes making money, nothing wrong with that, but Jeb Bush not only stands to make rather a lot of money from his involvement with this program, but he more than most ought to know that it is bad for America, bad for American children and is in violation of the Constitution. Either he knows and doesn’t care, or he really doesn’t know what millions of Americans now know – in either case he is not qualified to be President. We have had six years of a so-called leader who multiple times has expected us to believe that he didn’t know anything about (whatever) until he read about it in the papers. We don’t need another incompetent in power. Jeb Bush is not a Conservative, any more than his father was a Conservative, or his brother was a Conservative – they are all RINOs.
Common Core is in direct violation of the American Constitution, however I never see anything written or said about this (possibly because most people are products of the American public education system and don’t know any better). The last time I checked the Constitution was still the law of the land and the foundation of many other laws. That Common Core is applauded by the teacher’s unions ought, in itself, make Americans wary. The teacher’s unions were the first unions to get their own cabinet seat – thanks to our second worst President ever, Jimmy Carter, who created the Education Department as a reward to these unions for getting him elected in 1976. According to the 10th Amendment to the Constitution education is the responsibility of the individual and the states and NOT the federal government.
On January 2, 2013 this blog published my article “President Cantor? Or . . .”. Since then, Rep. Eric Cantor has become history thanks to his defeat at the hands of Dave Brat and with the help of a great turn-out by the good Tea Party folks of Virginia plus help from radio personality Laura Ingraham and other conservative warriors. For the sake of America and Americans when the new conservative majority elects a Speaker of the United States House of Representatives they should not even consider the re-election of John Boehner. He seems incapable of standing up for the American people and against Barack Obama, and although he has lost a lot of support in the House among fellow Republicans that is still a possibility.
The position of Speaker of the House is important because this person is second in line to become president should anything happen to both the President and Vice President. This would be a rare event indeed, but should Barack Obama be impeached or otherwise removed from office, Vice President Biden would take his place. Should both the president and the vice president be removed from office at the same time, or before Obama could name a new vice president to replace Joe Biden, the next president would be the Speaker of the House.
The last time anything remotely similar happened was in 1973 when Vice President Agnew resigned and pleaded no contest to criminal charges of tax evasion and money laundering. Rep. Gerald Ford was nominated and replaced him. Then Nixon resigned before being impeached, leaving Gerald Ford as President. At the time there was a Republican White House and Republican Senate. Beginning very soon the House and the Senate will be in the hands of the Republican Party, however it is almost certain that the president would name a Vice President from his own party.
There is a reason the administration of President Barack Obama is called a regime. The term is used consistently to describe tyrannical governments. Technically it doesn’t have to mean that, but in recent years it is the only term for an administration with these inclinations.
It is well known that the difference between Fidel and Raul Castro is that Fidel has had thousands of Cubans executed. Raul Castro on the other hand simple whips out his revolver and shoots them himself. In short, the Castro brothers are really, really bad people. Granted their predecessor Batista was no saint, but according to the UN’s 1960 Statistical Yearbook Cuba ranked as having the eighth highest wage on earth and ranked third among eleven Latin American counties for being well-fed. That was before Castro’s communist policies really took effect and Cuba has become one of the worst places in the world in every way, and that is saying something.
Cuba is only 90 miles from Florida and the list of Americans of Cuban descent in Florida and throughout America is long, varied, and illustrious. The interesting thing about it though is that nearly all of them, or their parents, left Cuba once Castro took over. It should also be pointed out that more than one million Cubans (Cuba had 11 million according to the 2012 census) of all social classes left for the United States and no doubt many, many more went elsewhere. The United States is the closest place to Cuba, and although the official language is English, learning it (as was done in the past) was preferable to going to a Spanish speaking country bogged down in poverty (as nearly all are), or a failed state such as Mexico where the drug cartels rule the country.
F-ENEMIES – that’s a newly coined word to describe female enemies and two major American F-enemies have been in the news recently, both of whom seem to have no respect for the American people or our positions. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) a.k.a. “the Louisiana Purchase” who lied, and lied, and lied to the good people of Louisiana has been in the news for losing an election. Incidentally she was named “the Louisiana Purchase”* because she only voted for Obamacare after she got a payoff, but that was a few years ago. Last Saturday she was finally been run out of office by an upset when Bill Cassidy won the runoff election and became Louisiana’s new Senator in her stead.
I call Mary Landrieu an enemy because she has been both pro-Obama and pro-abortion (so how does killing a female before she is born make you pro-woman?). She has a 100% rating from NARAL, a 0% rating from the Louisiana Right to Life Federation, yet has tried to convince the people of Louisiana that she is prolife (could that be because Louisiana is the most pro-life state in the union?). The NRA endorsed her opponent in the recent election and she has voted in favor of an Internet sales tax. In fact she has a record of voting 97% of the time in agreement with Barack Obama.
In recent months she has promoted the Keystone Pipeline (oil is very important to the state of Louisiana), but frankly that seems a little suspect. Does anyone seriously believe she would be in favor of Keystone when Obama and the Democrat Party is so firmly opposed to it?
The other low life f-enemy is Ruth Bader Ginsburg (b.1933) the 81 year old Supreme Court Justice who had minor surgery last Wednesday – a fact that has received very little attention. The surgery was to place a stent in her right coronary artery. It is well known that she had surgery for colon cancer in 1999 and that her health has not been good, none-the-less she has no plans to retire. This is very good news for the moment, as the 113th Congressional session ends December 26, 2013. It is possible that President Barack Obama would make a recess appointment, however if he does it would be short-lived – or should be, but when has he ever followed the Constitution?
For those who have not kept up with these things Judge Ginsburg was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Columbia Circuit by President Jimmy Carter (that probably tells you everything). She has taken a very strong pro-abortion stand, has dissed (disrespected) the American Constitution and has been a General Counsel of the ACLU. What most people don’t remember however is that Ruth Bader Ginsburg was one of judges who threw Jonathan Pollard under the bus. Now regardless of your take on his guilt or innocence the fact is that he has served far longer than any American ever has for exactly the same charge.
The next session of Congress begins on January 3rd and the Republicans will then have control of the Senate. Appointments to the Supreme Court go through the Senate hence it seems highly probable that any appointment approved in the Senate, as long as the Republicans have control, to replace Judge Ginsburg would only go to a Conservative – with a capital C.
*At the same time Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NB) received the nickname “Cornhusker Kickback” for voting for this monstrosity in exchange for favors.
Ebola is the gift that will keep on giving, not just an October Surprise, it will continue to spread in coming months. Thanks President Obama. The only silver lining I can see in all of this is that it may finally tank the Obama Administration. Thanks to Obama’s idiocy (or is it his colossal ignorance, arrogance, or hatred of America) Ebola is now in the heart of America. Thomas Eric Duncan, who brought Ebola to Dallas, would (if he were still alive) be prosecuted in his native Liberia for falsely claiming he had not been in contact with any Ebola cases. He seems to have ‘shared’ his virus with a couple of his caretakers in Dallas and there are now at least 200 people being monitored – this is what is being widely report. Duncan had 70 (why so many?) healthcare workers who should have been quarantined. They could still be paid, they could still communicate with the outside world by telephone, but the rest of America would have been safe.
Those 70 healthcare workers have spouses, children, etc. (so at a minimum double that 70) and there were 132 (double that at a minimum) on the Cleveland to Dallas flight taken by one of his caretakers – so the numbers just don’t add up. Not much is known about Ebola. Is it possible that on the flight TO Cleveland she passed it along? Furthermore, the children of these 192 people are going to school and it only takes one to spread the disease to an entire school and from there it will go to every family with a child in that school.
There have been comparisons between Ebola and AIDS. Yes, they are both caused by viruses. Yes, they both come from Africa. But there is a huge difference. AIDS is ONLY spread by sexual contact or by blood transfusions – people tend to notice when they have sexual contact or a blood transfusion. Ebola is easily spread to people of all ages and both genders, and does not require any action on the part of the person catching it. You can walk right past someone with AIDS and not worry – but if you are near anyone with Ebola it is easy for you to catch it.
Nurse Nina Pham has been in the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas (and transferred Thursday night to a special care unit in Maryland) where she is still in serious condition after getting Ebola from Duncan, although she has received a blood transfusion from Dr. Kent Brantly, an Ebola survivor. The second infected healthcare worker from the same hospital, Amber Jay Vinson, is being moved to Emory Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia - I have been unable to discover why Vinson and not Pham, but I do know that Emory treated Brantly. However, I did find a number of stories about how Vinson flew to Dallas from Cleveland already had a low grade fever the day before being diagnosed, but was greenlighted for the trip by the CDC. Why did they do that? Why was she on a commercial plane after working with Thomas Eric Duncan? It would have made far more sense to have quarantined every health care worker who had any contact with him, and to do so for 30 days, yet here was a woman who traveled to Cleveland and back.
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