There are three aspects of Kwanzaa that most folks don’t know. First, most blacks DON’T celebrate the invented holiday. Secondly, very few non-Americans even know of its existence and finally, its inventor is a kook and a violent convict. Born Ron Everett, Maulana Karenga gave up what he calls his “European name” right about the time he began to adopt his Marxist, black nationalistic views in the 1960s, right around the time he invented Kwanzaa (Dec. 26, 1966), a week-long celebration focusing on African heritage and culture. You see, Karenga believes in black separatism and black isolationism. He’s a radical extremist; a member of the Black Power movement and founder of a group called Organization Us. [Like the global warming BS, a lie told often enough eventually becomes “reality.” Here’s a little history lesson on this silly kwanzaa nonsense…ed]
President Barack Hussein Obama is proceeding to destroy America and has opened up a six-front war to do so: [If you read nothing else today, set a few minutes aside for this one…ed]
President Barack Obama grimly warned America this week that if his health care plans fail, the nation will go “bankrupt.” Sure, adding another trillion-dollar entitlement program to our $12 trillion debt may seem like a counterintuitive way to stave off economic ruin, but who are we to argue? The president’s got smarts. And like with so many issues, Obama adorned his rhetoric with sharp warnings of calamity should he fail, fabricated consensus to buttress his case and a promise of rapture should he succeed. You’ll remember it was Obama who cautioned that failure to pass the stimulus boondoggle would “turn a crisis into a catastrophe.” He claimed that a failure to act on cap and trade will lead us to “irreversible catastrophe” and a failure to pass a government-run health care system will mean “more Americans dying every day.” It’s like living the Old Testament. Scary. [Just the other day Obama was bellowing how Americans shouldn’t listen to Republican “scare tactics” concerning his agenda yet everything out of this rube’s mouth is nothing but…ed]
The best summation of the UN climate circus in Denmark comes from Andrew Bolt of Australia’s Herald Sun: “Nothing is real in Copenhagen – not the temperature record, not the predictions, not the agenda, not the ‘solution’.” Just so. Reuters, for example, carried a moving account of the speech by Ian Fry, lead negotiator for Tuvalu, the beleaguered Pacific island nation soon to be under water because of a planet-devastating combination of your SUV and unsustainable bovine flatulence from Vermont farms. “The fate of my country rests in your hands,” Fry told the meeting. “I make this as a strong and impassioned plea … I woke this morning and I was crying and that was not easy for a grown man to admit,” he continued, “his voice choking with emotion,” in the Reuters reporter’s words. Who could fail to be moved? [Mark Steyn chimes in on the Nopenhagen nonsense…ed]
Barack Obama just couldn’t catch a break in Copenhagen, or so it seems. On the heels of his mind-boggling humiliation at the hands of the IOC just weeks ago, our naive community organizer suffered another brutal day on the international stage while trying to convert hot air into green gold. Never at a loss for words when it comes to exaggerating his own importance and accomplishments, Obama shoved the naked truth into submission and declared Victory, with a capital V! “Unprecedented breakthrough” and “meaningful agreement” were the rich phrases words used by the president in describing his baby, which, as it turns out, is a non-binding verbal agreement that is hardly a breakthrough, and is unprecedented only in the amount of hot air and noxious fumes generated to make it sound meaningful. [Gotta love Canada Free Press for telling it like it is!…ed]
When your attempt at recreating the Congress of Vienna with a third-rate cast of extras turns into a shambles, when the data with which you have tried to terrify the world is daily exposed as ever more phoney, when the blatant greed and self-interest of the participants has become obvious to all beholders, when those pesky polar bears just keep increasing and multiplying – what do you do? No contest: stop issuing three rainforests of press releases every day, change the heading to James Bond-style “Do not distribute” and “leak” a single copy, in the knowledge that human nature is programmed to interest itself in anything it imagines it is not supposed to see, whereas it would bin the same document unread if it were distributed openly. [This global warming scam has been fully exposed. Now if we could just find a way to get the 80% of the American public that isn’t paying attention to open their eyes before we all get royally screwed…ed]
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The Northeast is bracing for a major winter storm that is expected to bring at least 12 inches of snow to the Washington, D.C. region. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the region and says the snow is expected to arrive late Friday night and continue through Saturday morning. The agency says as much as 10 inches is expected by Saturday night, with additional accumulation through Sunday morning. The warning expires at 6 p.m. Saturday. [Global warming hits the east coast hard…ed]
Sen. Mary Landrieu got the “Louisiana Purchase.” Sen. Ben Nelson got the federal government to pick up most his state’s future Medicaid tab — forever. As part of the deal to win Nelson’s support, the federal government will pay for Nebraska’s new Medicaid recipients. It’s a provision worth about $45 million over the first decade. Medicaid is usually paid for with a mix of federal and state funding, but Nelson’s carve out means that any Medicaid beneficiaries who join the program after the bill passes will be paid for in full by the federal government. It’s a sweet deal considering that many governors are worried that the Medicaid expansion will further strain already stressed state budgets. [Democrat “holdouts” against the socialist agenda being pushed by the current president and his fellow leftists in Congress could care less about principle. It’s all about the payoffs…ed]
I’m sure Norway is a pleasant country, although I’ve never been there. But I don’t want the United States to become Norway; that is, I don’t want the United States to turn into a quaint, small, powerless, and socialist country. Yet I suspect the Obama administration is trying to do precisely that. How could the United States become Norway? The first step is for the government to enact massive government programs, such as Obamacare and cap-and-trade legislation, to increase dramatically the number of people who depend on the government. European socialist governments have used the same method to entrench themselves in power. [The AmericanThinker.com post of the day…ed]
In a reversal of earlier gains, more states lost jobs than added them in November, signaling that hiring is occurring only sporadically around the country. Unemployment rates dropped in 36 states and the District of Columbia, but that trend appeared to reflect more people leaving the work force. Unemployed people who stop looking for jobs out of frustration aren’t counted in the labor force. Friday’s Labor Department report underscored that employers have yet to ramp up hiring, and many Americans can’t find work. [It’s OK though, Obama says the recession is over so we have nothing to worry about…ed]
News Corp warned that testy carriage negotiations with Time Warner Cable Inc could leave viewers unable to see programing from its Fox broadcast network, including it blockbuster hit “American Idol” and NFL football. Negotiations between the two sides have been primarily held up by a disagreement over the value of Fox’s free-to-air broadcast network. Fox is asking Time Warner Cable for around $1 a subscriber in payment for the retransmission rights to carry its network, according to a person familiar with the talks. Time Warner Cable executives have balked at paying that much and have claimed that negotiations with broadcast companies like Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc and Local TV which carry local affiliate stations are in the 25 cents to 50 cents a subscriber range. [Just a heads up to TWC subscribers…ed]
File this story under the pot calling the kettle black. Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), prone for throwing his own political bombs at Republicans, has threatened a local critic with five years in jail for creating the website “mycongressmanisnuts.com,” The Orlando Sentinel reports that Grayson wrote a letter this week to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding that the federal government imprison Republican activist Angie Langley for five years because of her website criticizing him. The website, designed to raise money against Grayson, catalogues videos and news clippings that portray the provocative congressman in an unfavorable light. It courts donors to donate money to help elect his Republican challenger next year – collecting $3,725 to date. [Note to the author of this article, a certifiably psycho congressman cannot “imprison” anyone in this country. Well not yet anyway but threatening anyone who has the audacity to rise up against the leftist agenda seems to be the in vogue tactic by Democrats these days…ed]
In 2005, the National Rifle Association of America enacted a law that probably saved the American gun-making industry from bankruptcy. And just this last week, the Supreme Court rejected a constitutional challenge to this landmark legislation, ensuring this law stays on the books to preserve America’s culture of lawful firearm ownership. For years, opponents of the Second Amendment sought to eliminate gun rights by eliminating guns. Anti-gun groups, working with big-city mayors like Michael Bloomberg of New York City, devised a scheme to rid America of firearms. They filed product liability suits, alleging that firearm manufacturers should be held liable for any injury caused by a firearm. And not just a gun made by that particular gun-maker; the suits go after every gun-maker for every gun injury. [Anti Constitution/Second Amendment fanatics take yet another swift kick to the groin. While the NRA certainly cannot “enact” any laws, this is truly an important Supreme Court decision for ALL Americans regardless of their stance on gun ownership…ed]
A U.S. Army general in northern Iraq has added pregnancy to the list of reasons a soldier under his command could be court-martialed. The new policy, outlined last month by Maj. Gen. Anthony Cucolo and released Friday by the Army, would apply to both female soldiers who become pregnant on the battlefield and the male soldiers who impregnate them. Civilians reporting to Cucolo also could face criminal prosecution under the new guidelines. Army spokesman George Wright said the service typically sends home from the battlefield soldiers who become pregnant. But it is not an Army-wide policy to punish them under the military’s legal code, he said. [Zip it up kids!…ed]
Quote of the day.
The United States cannot force foreign governments to increase their holdings of Treasuries. Double the holdings? It is definitely impossible. The US current account deficit is falling as residents’ savings increase, so its trade turnover is falling, which means the US is supplying fewer dollars to the rest of the world. The world does not have so much money to buy more US Treasuries.
-Zhu Min, deputy governor of the People’s Bank of China.
We’re broke and the rest of the world is unable to continue financing Obama’s spending sprees.