Friday November 27th

The Competing Narratives of Barry and Sarah

In the spring of 1964, Sarah Heath, then just three months old, flew into backwater Skagway, Alaska (population 650) aboard a 1930s-era Grumman Goose to start a new life with her parents, brother, and sister. At that same time, in America’s other new outlier state, Hawaii, two-year-old Barry Obama was just getting used to a fatherless existence in the otherwise-comfortable world his white grandparents and occasionally his mother would make for him. At the time, not even Nostradamus could have foretold that the paths of Barry and Sarah would intersect in the “historic” 2008 election, Barry as the first major party presidential nominee of African descent and Sarah as the first woman with a real shot at the vice-presidency. [If you read nothing else today, take a few minutes for this one. It’s one of the best I’ve come across all year from AmericanThinker.com…ed]

Prosecuting American ‘War Crimes’

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed “great regret” in August that the U.S. is not a signatory to the International Criminal Court (ICC). This has fueled speculation that the Obama administration may reverse another Bush policy and sign up for what could lead to the trial of Americans for war crimes in The Hague. The ICC’s chief prosecutor, though, has no intention of waiting for Washington to submit to the court’s authority. Luis Moreno Ocampo says he already has jurisdiction—at least with respect to Afghanistan. Because Kabul in 2003 ratified the Rome Statute—the ICC’s founding treaty—all soldiers on Afghan territory, even those from nontreaty countries, fall under the ICC’s oversight, Mr. Ocampo told me. And the chief prosecutor says he is already conducting a “preliminary examination” into whether NATO troops, including American soldiers, fighting the Taliban may have to be put in the dock. [Need any more proof that the rotten bastard liberals who have infested our government hate our troops? The American people will come unglued if Obama makes the serious mistake of going along with this program…ed]

Swiss go to the polls on Sunday to decide on Muslim minaret ban

After keeping invaders at bay for two centuries the Swiss are about to vote on what many see as the enemy within: their growing minority of Muslims. On Sunday, the calm little nation at the heart of Europe will decide whether to approve a constitutional ban on building minarets, the spires that are often attached to mosques. The issue arose when Mutalip Karaademi, a Muslim leader in the town of Langenthal, north of Berne, suggested a modest tower for the local mosque. The mayor supported what would have been only the fifth minaret in Switzerland — but it was blocked by opponents who want to halt what they see as inroads by political Islam in the world’s oldest democracy. [My distant relatives in Switzerland know what’s coming with the invading army of muslims trying to take over every country in Europe, and they don’t like it…ed]

Obama Makes History: Thanksgiving Proclamation First Ever to Omit Direct Mention of God

President Obama’s brief proclamation of Thanksgiving Day on November 26 was unique among all recorded Thanksgiving proclamations by his predecessors: it is the first one that fails to directly acknowledge the existence of God. The beneficence shown by God to America is a theme that traditionally defines the Thanksgiving holiday, and this theme is strongly emphasized in the original Thanksgiving Day proclamations and consistently acknowledged even by modern presidents. Obama’s unprecedented proclamation, however, only makes indirect mention of God by quoting George Washington, stating: “Today, we recall President George Washington, who proclaimed our first national day of public thanksgiving to be observed ‘by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God.'” [Yeah, he wouldn’t want to piss off his muslim buddies by referring to God in any of his speeches…ed]

Obama issues special Hajj message to world’s Muslims

Michelle and I would like to send our best wishes to all those performing Hajj this year, and to Muslims in America and around the world who are celebrating Eid-ul-Adha. The rituals of Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha both serve as reminders of the shared Abrahamic roots of three of the world’s major religions. During Hajj, the world’s largest and most diverse gathering, three million Muslims from all walks of life – including thousands of American Muslims – will stand in prayer on Mount Arafat. [Once again Obama, this time in his own writing, grovels at the feet of the world’s number one terrorist threat, muslims. When was the last time you heard of the leaders of muslim nations wishing this CHRISTIAN country a Merry Christmas?…ed]

Best Buy Ditches ‘Christmas’ But Celebrates Muslim Holiday in Fliers

Christmas. Who needs it? Not Best Buy, that’s for sure. After all, Best Buy is loathe to use that hateful word in its advertising. It’s so “religious” and tinged with racism, America, and tradition. It makes Best Buy shudder to think of using that foul word, Christmas. But, advertising for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha? Heck, why not? What could be more welcoming and tolerant? And so, Best Buy has issued a Thanksgiving sales flyer wishing all good multi-cultural, Muslim loving Americans a happy Eid al-Adha this year. (SNIP) Yes, thanks Best Buy for showing us how to be better “Americans.” Now go ye forward and shop, America. Happy Eid al-Adha to everyone. And don’t let PETA stop you from buying that goat. And don’t mind us, folks. We are just committing cultural suicide is all. [Be sure to pass this on to all your family members, friends and neighbors…ed]

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We Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

When it comes to the problems facing this country, an old slogan comes to mind: “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet.” High unemployment, the recession, and a terrorist resurgence in Afghanistan are bad enough. But there are a number of problems on the horizon that could dwarf President Obama’s first-year trials. Why the pessimism? In short, we are doing nothing to prepare for the crises to come. A global recession has led to low oil prices. Yet in this window of opportunity, America has not decreased its foreign-oil dependence. We are not encouraging domestic exploration. And we are still ambivalent on nuclear power. (SNIP) If you think things have been rough so far, hang on, ’cause you ain’t seen nothing yet. [Just wait until the next false flag event along the lines of 9/11 comes along…ed]

The Art of Political War for Tea Parties

A specter is haunting America – the specter of a people rising. All across the nation Americans are waking up to the threat of a leftist elite determined to fundamentally change America, push through a socialist agenda, and make every citizen dependent on the state. The Obama machine is spending trillions of tax-payer dollars to finance their takeover of the American workplace and stifle the independence of the American people. But America is resilient nation, built on the principles of private property and individual freedom, and the resistance to their socialist plans has already begun. In May 2009, just five months into the Obama administration, the people of California launched a tax revolt in the biggest spending state in the nation. So reckless were the leftist Democrats who run California (and have done so for as long as anyone can remember) that its deficit alone was larger than the budgets of most other states in the Union and of many of the nations of the world. Leftwing politicians don’t cut budgets; they propose new taxes. [The only way we are going to get this country back is to learn how to fight the war using the same tactics the leftists have perfected over several decades. Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government.com is a great place to see how the beginning of this effort is starting to take place in a very effect manner…ed]

Growing public backlash over Obamacare

Two-dozen Democrats from Republican-leaning districts, who voted for the House version of President Obama’s increasingly unpopular health care reform, are beginning to feel a growing public backlash. ReversetheVote.org has already raised $123,105 that will be dedicated exclusively to defeating all 24, including Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., in 2010 if they don’t reject the final conference committee version of the bill. They “voted to take away your healthcare and put it in the hands of federal bureaucrats,” the Web site says. “Democrats made a choice … next fall, voters will make a choice.” They’re not the only ones. Twenty-nine other House Democrats who voted for the bill come from districts that John McCain carried, making them particularly vulnerable to an angry electorate that never bought into the “hope and change” hype in the first place. [Democrat wipeout coming in 2010. Count on it…ed]

Gay marriage vote stalls in N.J., N.Y.

The state-to-state attempt to legalize gay marriage across the left-leaning Northeast has lost more momentum since a setback three weeks ago at the ballot box in Maine. Since then, legislatures in New York and New Jersey have declined to schedule long-expected votes on bills to recognize the unions in those states. “If they are unable to pass gay marriage in New York and New Jersey, combined with the loss in Maine, it will confirm that gay marriage is not the inevitable wave of the future,” said Maggie Gallagher, president of the National Organization for Marriage, which mobilizes social conservatives to fight against same-sex marriage. [Further proof that the militant tactics employed by the homosexual lobby, backed by millions of George Soros dollars, are backfiring even in the lefty states. Cool…ed]

Truck bid loss shows Texas may be losing leverage

The Pentagon’s decision to shift the production of Army trucks from Texas to Wisconsin after 17 years caught Texas’ elected officials by surprise, raising questions about overconfidence, a loss of political clout and the impact of economic incentives provided to the winning company by Wisconsin’s Democratic governor. Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry and the 34-member Senate-House delegation are rallying to salvage a deal for BAE Systems that could be worth $2.6 billion and sustain 10,000 direct and indirect jobs around the sprawling truck manufacturing plant in Sealy. [The Obama administration pulls business and jobs away from a proven Texas manufacturer during time of war and awards same to left leaning Wisconsin. This is the kind of politically motivated crap that your taxpayer funded “stimulus money” will be paying for leading up to the 2010 midterms…ed]

Climategate: how they all squirmed

Among the many great amusements of the Climategate scandal are the myriad imaginative excuses being offered by the implicated scientists and their friends in the MSM as to why this isn’t a significant story. Here are some of the best: [Climate change. The largest fraud perpetrated on the planet in the last 100 years has been exposed and the green weenies are trying to cover their asses with the most ridiculous claims you could imagine. Remember when Al Gore and the rest of the Democrats kept screaming George W. lied about Iraq? That was chump change compared to this global warming scam…ed]

The Copenhagen Climate Con

The White House announced Wednesday that President Obama will travel next month to Copenhagen to participate in the United Nations’ Climate-Change Conference. Here’s hoping he does better than he did the last time he stopped by that city. Or, more to the point, here’s hoping he doesn’t allow America’s pockets to be picked totally clean by the shamsters, scam artists and assorted “global-warming” opportunists who also will be in town for the occasion. For, make no mistake: The whole point of the exercise is to transfer a trillion bucks from the economies of the world’s developed nations to Third World kleptocrats — with God-only-knows how much cash sticking to the fingers of well-connected UN bureaucrats. [The author sums up this climate change fraud nicely here…ed]

Giving Thanks For The Internet

Tis the season to be thankful, and this year one thing stands out as something to be particularly grateful for…the Internet. Thanks to the Internet, and the Army of Davids it has empowered, the mainstream media no longer possess a strangle hold on information. They no longer get to decide what we know about the people and organizations that effect our daily lives. In direct terms, this means that when SEIU thugs beat up a black conservative at a health care town hall meeting, the whole world gets to see it via the internet. And when those thugs are outed as Health Care for America (HCAN) coordinated responders to criticism of Obamacare, the whole world can take it upon themselves to learn about HCAN, using Google and other fabulous tools of the internet. [Thank God for the internet but it’s this very access to information that worries the Obama administration and that is why they are working feverishly behind the scenes to try and limit our ability to go around the state run media to get to the truth…ed]

ACORN loses funding from many Bay Area backers

The troubles of the nation’s largest community organizing organization, ACORN, are being felt in the liberal Bay Area, where there is normally no shortage of supporters of the group’s efforts to provide free tax help and other services to low-income residents and people of color. Amid allegations that employees of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now participated in voter registration fraud and, most recently, gave business advice to undercover filmmakers posing as a pimp and prostitute, Bay Area agencies that had supported the group have cut off tens of thousands of dollars of funding. [Something isn’t quite right here because we all know the rabid Bay Area left wingers could care less how this slimy criminal enterprise did their dirty work as long as they got democrats elected. I’m running the BS flag up the pole on this one because we all know ACORN has about 300 different entities under their crooked umbrella and they’ll find a way to stay in business…ed]

Dubai’s Move on Debt Rattles Markets Worldwide

Global financial markets swooned Thursday, with London seeing its most precipitous drop in nearly nine months, a day after Dubai stunned investors with the news that it was asking banks to allow its main investment vehicle, Dubai World, to suspend its debt repayments for six months. The announcement — the global high finance equivalent of a homeowner asking the bank to allow six months of skipped mortgage payments, presumably because the homeowner was out of cash — sowed fear of a contagion of instability that could roil markets that are only now recovering from the near cataclysm of the last year. That possibility sent markets in London, Frankfurt and Paris spiraling downward, even as analysts struggled to explain which fears of contagion were legitimate and which were overwrought. [The Dow dropped nearly 250 points on this news. Just wait until the massive commercial real estate dump here in the US next year. It’ll make this Dubai stuff look like someone skipped out on their Denny’s tab…ed]

Nuclear Radiation Worries? There’s A Pill For That

Fear turns out be a very good thing for certain businesses. When the National Weather Service warns of a hurricane, there’s a run on plywood and water. A crime spree can send people to the gun store. And when North Korea or Iran mentions the word “nuclear,” the orders pour in to a Web site in North Carolina. Just the name NukePills.com might raise an eyebrow. It sounds like a site for conspiracy theorists. But Troy Jones says most of his customers are actually prudent people who “recognize a product that in this day and age they should probably have in the emergency kit.” The product behind NukePills.com is officially known as potassium iodide. It’s an FDA-approved drug that blocks the thyroid gland from absorbing radioactive iodine released in a nuclear incident. The federal government stockpiles it. Local governments give it to people who live near nuclear plants. [Thinking of starting an easy stay at home internet business? Maybe you could give this guy a little competition…ed]

Tiger Woods taken to hospital in ‘serious’ condition after car accident

Professional golfer Tiger Woods was seriously injured in a car accident early this morning, the Florida Highway Patrol just reported. Woods, 33, pulled out of his driveway in the Isleworth community about 2:25 a.m. when he struck a fire hydrant, and then drove into a tree at his neighbor’s property, FHP reported. Woods was transported to Health Central Hospital in Ocoee in serious condition, FHP said. No other information about his condition has been released. [2:30 in the morning and he hits a fire hydrant then a tree after backing out of his driveway? The cops say this incident is not alcohol related…ed]

Man mauled after trying to have picnic with bear in Swiss zoo

A man was just moments away from death as he hung in the jaws of a bear he tried to have a picnic with in a Swiss zoo. But in the end it was the bear who ended up fighting for his life after police shot it in order to save the life of the uninvited intruder into his enclosure. These dramatic photographs were taken by a visitor to the Bern Park, Switzerland, on Sunday when Finn, a European brown bear aged four, suddenly realised the unwanted human guest in his home. The 25-year-old man’s bid to party with Finn mirrors a similar escapade in Berlin Zoo in Germany on Good Friday this year when Mandy Knobloch, 32, jumped in to swim with the polar bears. [Here was a perfect opportunity for this idiot’s gene pool to get a few gallons of chlorine dumped into it and the cops shoot the innocent bear. Kinda pisses me off…ed]

Stockholm Pride asks: ‘how hetero’ is your Facebook?

Facebook users can now check to see “how hetero” the pictures they have posted on the popular social networking site are, thanks to a new web application launched by the organizers of an annual celebration of gay culture in Stockholm. “No one has done anything like this before,” said Stockholm Pride spokesperson Jessica W. Sandberg in a statement. “To discuss how we see images in relation to the hetero norm is one way to elevate the debate about the unwritten rules regarding sexuality and gender.” The Facebook application is the third installment of Stockholm Pride’s “How Hetero” campaign, which began last summer with a similar application reviewing the accounts of Twitter users to show how strongly language is connected to the norms about sexuality. [The most stupid useless news of the week…ed]

Quote of the day.

To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.

-Thomas Jefferson. The Democrats certainly don’t understand this concept.

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