From: The 912 Project
On Dec. 7th, the 68th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, our commemorative post mentioned that Google did not recognize the event at all. Well, I guess it was an honest oversight since Google obviously has more important matters to attend to – like, you know, manipulating information and news concerning healthcare… Why else would Google feel the need to establish a Health Advisory Council a few years ago? It’s almost as if they were preparing for the fight Americans now find themselves embroiled in. And here’s a hint – they are not on the side of American citizens. Oh no, they are in bed with the Obama administration and benefiting hugely from said relationship.
We often seek expertise from outside the company, and health is no exception. To help us think about the ways we can contribute to the healthcare industry, we formed the Google Health Advisory Council. The Google Health Advisory Council is made up of healthcare experts from provider organizations, consumer and disease-based groups, physician organizations, research institutions, policy foundations, and other fields.
The mission of the Google Health Advisory Council is to help us better understand the problems consumers and providers face every day and to offer us feedback on product ideas and development.
I’m sure this is totally innocent – right… So, this Health Advisory Council must have some impact on the health debate or why would it even exist? Inquiring Americans would really like to know.
John R. Lumpkin.
Americans should note the background and connections of one of Google’s Health Advisory Board members – John R. Lumpkin. On the face of it, Dr. Lumpkin has an impressive medical pedigree. But as with all who are connected to Obama, look deeper. Dig a bit and you find the Communist connections.
Yesterday, we showed you New Zeal’s post on Chicago’s radicalized elite. Today, we take it even further. Dr. Lumpkin’s parents were members of the Communist Party there in Chicago. Dr. Lumpkin himself was once a publicly identified supporter of the Communist Party USA. His parents are two Chicago Communist Party stalwarts, Frank and Bea Lumpkin. In their day, the senior Lumpkins were leaders of the Illinois Party.
New Zeal goes on to list the Communist connections:
Leading members of the “Committee to elect John R. Lumpkin” included Harold Washington, Carol Moseley Braun and Communist Party members Roberta Wood, Scott Marshall, Joe Kransdorf and Frank Lumpkin.
Timuel Black-now a member of both the Communist Party breakaway group Committees of Correspondence for Democracy Socialism and Democratic Socialists of America, was on the list. Blacklater became a close friend and supporter of Barack Obama.
Also there was Quentin Young, now a member of Democratic Socialists of America. For more than 20 years Young has been a close friend, personal physician and political mentor to Barack Obama.
All of this ties back to the movement for single-payer socialized healthcare. Trevor goes into depth on those pushing for this reform. He is actively connecting the Chicago dots for Americans. READ IT ALL…
And then ask yourself just how much has Google sold its soul to the Obama administration and the Marxists/Socialists/Communists that are so thoroughly entwined throughout our government now? I can tell you that this will not end well. That the America I know will not passively take being turned into a third world hell-hole that would be ruled by an arrogant elitist minority – wait isn’t that the definition of a totalitarian dictatorship?
By: Chuck Muth
SAVE THE SEALS!
Many of you have written asking me what you can do to help the three Navy SEALs who are facing charges for allegedly splitting the lip and punching in the stomach of one of the world’s most-wanted terrorists after they captured him in Iraq in September.
But before I get to that, here’s an update on their case.
SEALs Matthew McCabe and Julio Huertas were arraigned Monday – Pearl Harbor Day, if you can believe that. They’re now scheduled to be court-martialed in January. The third SEAL in the case, Jonathan Keefe, will be arraigned later. The judge in the case is Capt. Moira Modzelewski.
“If convicted in the special court martial,” reports the Washington Times, “the SEALs face a maximum penalty of one year in military confinement, forfeiture of two-thirds of their pay for one year, and a discharge for bad conduct.”
Condemn the Terrorists, Not Our SEALs!
McCabe is accused of assaulting Ahmed Hashim Abed – the terrorist who masterminded the murder of four Blackwater USA civilian contractors, setting their bodies on fire with gasoline, dragging them through the streets of Iraq and hanging two of them from a bridge in Fallujah.
I recognize that many bloggers have refrained from linking to any kind of graphic pictures of what Abed and his barbarians did to those four security guards. But hiding the level of brutality exhibited by our enemies in this “war” does nothing to help an often disengaged public understand exactly what these SEALs and all of our military personnel are facing.
So here’s a link to a VERY graphic picture (you’ve been warned!) of what Ahmed Hashim Abed and his goon squad did to a fellow American citizen.
Now compare that to a lousy punch in the stomach and a fat lip!
Anyway, Larry O’Dell of the Los Angeles Times reported on Monday that “The SEALs have received an outpouring of public support on the Internet, and a California congressman (Rep. Duncan Hunter) has led a campaign urging Defense Secretary Robert Gates to intervene.”
From the outrageous prosecutions of our friend (and congressional candidate in Florida) Lt. Col. Allen West..to Lt. Illario Pantano..to Capt. Dave Staffel..to the Haditha Marines..the Pentagon brass seems perfectly willing to let military lawyers trump military warriors.
Coming out of the arraignment at the Norfolk Naval Station in Virginia yesterday, Petty Officer 2nd Class McCabe said he was confident that he’ll be exonerated and appreciated the public efforts on his and his colleagues’ behalf. “The support is phenomenal,” McCabe said. “It makes us feel better, all these people behind us.”
But our obligation, as the American citizens these SEALs put their lives on the line to defend, isn’t to simply make them “feel better.” We owe these men far more than that.
They Fought for Us; Now Let’s Fight for Them!
First and foremost we need to take actions to persuade the Defense Department to stop this insane practice of prosecuting highly-trained soldiers for doing the job they were trained to do and sent to do.
As Charlie Gittins, the attorney who successfully represented Lt. Pantano in his court-martial for actions in Iraq a few years ago (read “Warlord: No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy”), put it during Pantano’s trial:
“I think it sends a bad message to the young heroes who are fighting in Iraq right now that they have to worry about armchair quarterbacks second-guessing their decisions made in a very dangerous place.”
File a Citizen’s Complaint
So please take a moment to file a citizen’s complaint with Navy spokeswoman Lt. Col. Holly Silkman of Special Operations Command Central (SOCCENT) – with the full understanding that she is just the public contact person for this case and is NOT actually involved in the decision to prosecute our SEALs. So cut her some slack.
Lt. Col. Silkman’s phone number is 813-828-4976. Or send emails to [email protected]
Now, if you’re not one for words here’s an excerpt from blogger Chuck Hustmyre’s letter to Lt. Col. Silkman which you can copy-and-paste and simply add “Ditto” in the subject line.
“I realize you are not responsible for charging these three brave special operators (SEALs) with crimes in the capture of a high-value terrorist target; however, you are the spokesperson of record. Thus, I want to register my complaint with you.
“I want to say what an outrage this persecution is. Our fighting men and woman (and I’m not counting chair warmers at the Pentagon or JAG) have enough to deal with trying to capture or kill terrorists without having to worry about being hauled into court for something they should get a medal for.
“Can you imagine if our soldiers had operated under these ridiculous rules during World War II? Can you imagine hauling soldiers into court for giving a captured German or Japanese soldier a fat lip? A kid on a schoolyard playground wouldn’t get hauled into court for giving another kid a fat lip. Boxers get paid for it.
“This prosecution has likely crushed the morale of our war fighters. It is an outrage.”
Put Your Money Where Abed’s Bloody Mouth Is!
The second thing you can do is help these SEALs with their legal defense bills.
You see, as Defend the Defenders explains, in cases such as these “the basic legal coverage provided by the military is not nearly enough for a fair and adequate defense in both the court of law and the court of public opinion. Outside civilian counsel is an important component of a successful legal defense.”
But outside civilian counsel means money out of the personal pockets of the SEALs and their families. The military doesn’t pay for this, and the cost can easily bankrupt heroes serving our nation on a military salary.
Fortunately for Matthew McCabe – the SEAL accused of actually “assaulting” Abed and facing the most serious charge – he’s been able to retain Neal Puckett as his attorney.
Puckett has a long history of successfully defending and protecting military personnel facing such charges, including one of the Haditha Marines and Lt. Col. Allen West. Indeed, as longtime News & Views readers may recall, we did an extensive radio interview with Mr. Puckett back in 2004 about the West case.
Unfortunately, such a defense ain’t cheap. So…
If you’d like to make a donation toward Matthew McCabe’s legal fees, and you should, please send a generous check or money order in any amount made out to:
The Law Firm of Puckett & Faraj, PC
2181 Jamieson Ave, Suite 1505
Alexandria, VA 22314
And indicate on the check that it is “For SO2 McCabe.”
(For the record, donations to SO2 McCabe’s legal defense are NOT tax deductible…but I can’t imagine any American making such a donation to this American hero just for a tax write-off.)
There appears to be some question as to whether or not George Orwell ever actually wrote or said, “People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”
But it’s true regardless of who said it.
As we go about our daily lives – Christmas shopping in malls with never a thought of being blown to smithereens by a suicide bomber – three brave Navy SEALs are being prosecuted for capturing a man responsible for burning fellow Americans alive and dragging their charred bodies through the streets of Iraq.
These men aren’t thinking about stockings and candy canes.
They’re thinking about saving their military careers.
They’re thinking about clearing their names.
They’re thinking about staying out of jail.
And they’re thinking about how they’re ever going to pay for their legal defense in this outrageous prosecution.
Think about that.
And then please think about doing something about it.
Your friend in freedom,
P.S. To this day, a lot of Americans know nothing about the Navy SEALs. If you fall into that category, I can’t recommend highly enough that you pick up a copy of “Lone Survivor” by Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell. It not only chronicles the unbelievable training these men go through, but how the current military “rules of engagement” in our war on terror led to the unnecessary deaths of Luttrell’s SEAL team on a mission in Afghanistan.
That said, here’s an excerpt of the official philosophy of the U.S. Navy SEAL I culled from Marcus’ book:
“We train for war and fight to win. I stand ready to bring the full spectrum of combat power to bear in order to achieve my mission and the goals established by my country. The execution of my duties will be swift and violent when required, yet guided by the very principles I serve to defend.
“Brave men have fought and died building the proud tradition and feared reputation that I am bound to uphold. In the worst conditions, the legacy of my teammates steadies my resolve and silently guides my every deed. I will not fail.
“I will never quit. I persevere and thrive on adversity. My nation expects me to be physically harder and mentally stronger than my enemies. If knocked down, I will get back up, every time. I will draw on every remaining ounce of my strength to protect my teammates and to accomplish our mission. I am never out of a fight.”
Now it’s time for US to protect them. That is OUR mission. WE must fight on their behalf. We cannot fail. We must not quit. Never give up. Never give up. Never give up.
By: Chuck Muth
Nevada News and Views
CHACHAS LUNCHEON CANCELLED
We were just informed that GOP senatorial candidate John Chachas’ flight to Las Vegas from Washington, DC, this morning was cancelled; therefore today’s lunch with Mr. Chachas will need to be rescheduled. Sorry of the last-minute notice and inconvenience to those who RSVP’d.
And just to clear up any misunderstanding, our featuring of candidates at lunches and other events are an effort to give people an opportunity to learn more about them and ask questions directly of the candidate without opinions and responses being filtered.
Inviting candidates to speak at such events should NOT be construed as an endorsement by me or any organization I’m affiliated with. – Chuck Muth, Publisher
TODAY’S NN&V HEADLINES
- Harry Reid’s History Lesson (John Fund) – Majority Leader Harry Reid tarred opponents of his health care bill yesterday as the equivalent of those who opposed equal rights for women and civil rights for blacks.
- Gibbons: State of the State Budget (Gov. Jim Gibbons) – As Governor, I recognize we have shortfalls and need to begin making plans for spending reductions to protect jobs and protect services.
- Oversight Report on Economic Stimulus finds 100 Low Priority Projects (NN&V Staff) – U.S. Senators Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) and John McCain (R-AZ) today released a new oversight report on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or economic stimulus bill. The Coburn-McCain report “Stimulus Checkup” examines how $7 billion in stimulus funds have been wasted, mismanaged, or directed toward silly and shortsighted projects.
- Taxpayers Won’t Recover TARP Money if Congress Passes Obama’s New Bailout (Americans for Limited Government) – Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today urged members of Congress to reject Barack Obama’s plan to bail out state governments with taxpayer funds paid back by banks through the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), saying “taxpayers won’t recover one cent of TARP if Congress goes along with Obama’s bailout of public sector unions.”
- Gibbons to Approve Real ID Regulations Despite ACLU Objections (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – The ACLU of Nevada has sent a letter to Gov. Jim Gibbons asking him not to approve emergency regulations to bring the state into compliance with the federal Real ID Act.
Does Harry Reid owe Republicans an apology for comparing their opposition to ObamaCare to opposition to ending slavery?
- David McGrath Schwartz of the Las Vegas Sun reported yesterday that “Gov. Jim Gibbons said layoffs will be part of the next round of budget cuts if state tax revenues continue to fall below projections.” It’s..about..time.
- Like his predecessor (Jim Rogers) almost exactly two years ago, University Chancellor Dan Klaich stomped his feet, held his breath and threw a hissy fit yesterday in a letter to Gov. Jim Gibbons in which he essentially told the governor to take his request for budget reduction recommendations and shove ’em up his keister.
Klaich wrote that “an operating budget reduction at this time is virtually impossible to implement” while continuing to whine about last year’s cuts and urging the governor to abandon his promise to the voters not to raise taxes. Does anyone have a pacifier they’re not using?
- Jack Finn, a former Las Vegas television news reporter and anchor, who served as spokesman for former Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn and Senator John Ensign, has launched a communications consulting firm specializing in media training, crisis communications and government affairs. Jack Finn Communications, will also offer public relations, political consulting and business writing services. Contact Jack at (702) 290-1487 or by email at [email protected]
OTHER NEWS & VIEWS
If it wasn’t bad enough being slapped down by Judge Valerie Adair this week which threw out her witch hunt against Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, Attorney General Catherine Cortez-Masto got a scolding from Gov. Jim Gibbons on Tuesday as well.
“Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons lectured Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto over her request to exempt 33 employees within the Bureau of Consumer Protection from state mandated furloughs, then voted to approve them,” the Associated Press reports. “The Republican governor questioned whether the employees qualified as public safety exemptions, adding he feared it could lead to a ‘slippery slope’ of more exemption requests.”
Gov. Gibbons’ chief-of-staff Robin Reedy, Assemblywoman Barbara Buckley and state Sen. Randolph Townsend go Face to Face with Jon Ralston tonight. The program airs on Las Vegas ONE on Cox Channel 19 at 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm and 8:00 pm.
Sam Shad’s guest on today’s Nevada Newsmakers program will be State Senator William Raggio, Washoe District 3. The program airs on KRNV-TV Channel 4 at 12:30 pm in Reno and on Cox Cable Channel 123 at 4:30 pm and 11:35 pm in Las Vegas.
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
“No state over-performed for Obama in ’08 as much as Nevada, especially among Latino and new voters. If they don’t turn out in ’10, Dems up and down the ticket will suffer.” – The Hotline, 12/8/09
“If I were Harry Reid, I would want to eliminate me in the primary. Because I am his greatest fear, I believe, in the general. I’m the biggest contrast he has, I can raise the money that needs to be raised. I believe I have the name qualifications to take him on in the business world and legislatively, and I’m not afraid of the camera.” – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sue Lowden on the possibility of Harry Reid’s campaign trying to hurt Lowden in the GOP primary next year (Hat Tip to Ralston’s Flash)
TEA PARTY EXPRESS TO RETURN FOR PART III!
National Tea Party caravan will hold conservative rallies March 27 – April 15
SACRAMENTO, CA – The Tea Party Express (http://www.TeaPartyExpress.org) will hit the road once more for a 20-day tour that will cross the nation holding Tea Party rallies with the slogan “Just Vote Them Out!” in reference to the upcoming 2010 congressional elections.
The “Tea Party Express III: Just Vote Them Out” tour will rally conservatives in support of principles such as limited government, fiscal responsibility, and an end to the socialist policies being imposed by the Obama administration.
The caravan will launch with a “Mega Rally” in Searchlight, Nevada (population: approximately 500), the tiny hometown of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, on March 27th.
The Searchlight rally will feature numerous conservative celebrities and VIP’s, as well as the candidates vying for Reid’s senate seat. The Searchlight Mega Rally is expected to draw participants from multiple states to an event unprecedented in size and scope for the small town. From there, the Tea Party Express travels eastward towards its final destination of the massive April 15th Tax Day Tea Party rally in Washington, D.C.
The “Tea Party Express” is a project of the Our Country Deserves Better Committee, one of the nation’s largest conservative political action committees. The latest effort marks the third national Tea Party tour that will bring citizen activism against Obama’s healthcare plan as well as continued opposition against out-of-control spending, higher taxes, bailouts and the “Cap & Trade” global warming fiasco.
We are honored to now be able to present to you the first sneak peak of the Tea Party Express III tour route:
During this tour we’ll be launching campaigns against the worst offenders in Congress – all across the nation.
To schedule an interview with one of the spokespersons for the “Tea Party Express” or for more information please contact Levi Russell at (509) 979-6615.
John Galt: The Day The Dollar Died, Part 7 — Security For Liberty for All (Scroll down for Part 6, and earlier)
Gateway Pundit – Washington Times Delves Into Obama’s Fistgate Filth
Michelle Malkin – Who’s funding GLSEN? Pt. 2: Corporate phone/e-mail contact list
The Washington Examiner – Czar Obama takes aim at Congress
ThreatsWatch – Merry Christmas, Usama bin Laden
Give Us Liberty – Ex Chrysler Dealers to Obama– Prove Who You Say You Are (Hat Tip: The Radio Patriot)
ICEJ News: Ahmadinejad accuses US of blocking return of Mahdi
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claims the US is attempting to thwart the return of mankind’s savior, the long-awaited 13th Imam, according to Dubai-based Al Arabiya television. Ahmadinejad claimed he has documented evidence that the US is blocking the return of the Mahdi, the mythical figure believed by Muslims to be the future savior of the world. “They have devised all these plans to prevent the coming of the Hidden Imam,” he said. He also claimed there have been plots by both the West as well as countries in the East to wipe out his country. “They have planned to annihilate Iran,” he charged.
BlackFive – Using Vets to push a Horrible Healthcare Bill
TheSurvivalistBlog.net – How To Stop Procrastinating and Start Prepping
American Digest – Think the Armed Forces Might Save the Republic? Think Twice (Hat Tip: Larwyn)
Don Surber – Krauthammer: “There’s going to be a revolution on the administration’s hands.” (Hat Tip: Larwyn)
Gateway Pundit – Breaking: 5 Terrorists Arrested At Copenhagen Junk Science Summit (Hat Tip: Larwyn)
Don Surber – Obama to star in “Stimulus 2: This time it’s personal” (Hat Tip: Larwyn)
Fausta’s Blog – Venezuela: “Thousands of Russian missiles” coming (Hat Tip: Larwyn)
Gateway Pundit – It Has Begun… School Supplies Now Distributed With Obama Logo (Hat Tip: Larwyn)
JammieWearingFool – It Started With A Question About School Uniforms (Hat Tip: Larwyn)
Brutally Honest – “Total control of a population through accelerated moral decay”
Mail Online – Now the Dutch turn against legalised mercy killing (Hat Tip: Bookworm Room)
Mudville Gazette – Google Honors the Navy
Family Security Matters – Now They Are Coming for You
BlackFive – Spirit of America helps the cause in Afghanistan
Atlas Shrugs – Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is Not Pollution
Mudville Gazette – The Extreme (Part one)
The Doug Ross Journal – The Last Days of Rome: Abandoned Supercars of Dubai, Part II (Hat Tip: Larwyn)
Gates of Vienna – “We Are Infiltrated” (Hat Tip: Larwyn)
ABC News – Massive TSA Security Breach As Agency Gives Away Its Secrets (Hat Tip: Larwyn)
Michelle Malkin – Hey, Al Gore: You lie!
Michelle Malkin – NBC’s “Law and Order” putting conservative media on trial?
Michelle Malkin – Hey, EPA chief Lisa Jackson: You lie!
Gateway Pundit – Junk Scientist Al Gore Takes On “Denier” Sarah Palin
Gateway Pundit – Conservatives Palin & Malkin Team Up in Colorado
Gateway Pundit – Dems Stimulate Dem Pollster With Gift of $6 Million in Stimulus Cash
Gateway Pundit – Thanks Barack. Hunger and Homelessness Spread In US Under Obama
The Hill – Reid doubles down on slavery analogy
The Anchoress – Advent pause for weary minds