09/19/14

BUSH LITE

It’s getting so that the only way to tell Captain Hopenchange from Swaggering Cowboy is to look and see who makes the same decisions, but makes them late, makes them badly, and blames everyone else.

09/19/14

Trevor Loudon’s Updated Schedule For September/October/November, 2014

New Zeal

Trevor Loudon is back in the states, gearing up for the 2014 elections and spreading the word on how and why conservatives must win.

Noted author and anti-communist figure Trevor Loudon from New Zealand has an important message all Americans need to hear:

Ever wonder why the U.S. Congress has moved further and further left over your lifetime, while much of the electorate has become more conservative? Why government regulation and taxes have exponentially increased, even though most Americans still oppose Big Government?

Trevor’s new book, “The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress” exposes the extreme Left’s infiltration of Capitol Hill.

“The Enemies Within” profiles fourteen Senators and more than fifty Representatives and their ties to the Communist Party USA, Democratic Socialists of America, Workers World Party, the Institute for Policy Studies, Council for a Livable World and other radical anti-American organizations.

Trevor says the Tea Party has stopped the socialist agenda in its tracks, but we must keep fighting. Freedom-loving people around the world are counting on us.

September

Fri., Sept. 19th, 2014
Event: Mesa County GOP — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.mesacountyrepublicans.com/welcome.html
Time: 11:30 am MST
Place: Two Rivers Convention Center
159 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Sat., Sept. 20th, 2014
Event: Adams County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 5:30 pm MST
Place: Brittany Hill
9350 Grant Street
Thornton, CO 80229

Mon., Sept. 22nd, 2014
Event: Greg Marshall 1270 WMKT — Radio/Confirmed
Time: 5:00 pm EST
Place: MI

Tue., Sept. 23rd, 2014
Event: Redlands Tea Party Patriots — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://redlandsteaparty.net/rtp/
Time: 6:30 pm PST
Place: American Legion Hall
816 W. Colton Ave.
Redlands, CA

Thur., Sept. 25th, 2014
Event: Newport Harbor Republican Women — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.nhrw.org/#/home/
Time: 11:30 am PST
Place: Pacific Club
4110 MacArthur Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Fri., Sept. 26th, 2014
Event: Greater Orlando Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.greaterorlandoteaparty.org/
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Place: Eastmonte Civic Center
830 Magnolia Dr
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

Sat., Sept. 27th, 2014
Event: La Primera Iglesia Bautista — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.greaterorlandoteaparty.org/
Time: 7 pm EST
Place: First Baptist Church of Mascotte
857 W. Meyers Blvd.
Mascotte, FL 34753

October

Sat., Oct. 4th, 2014
Event: Northborough Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://northboroughteaparty.us/
Time: TBD
Place: Northborough, MA

Mon., Oct. 6th, 2014
Event: Isaac Moffett – The Great Education Struggle – podcast — Radio/Confirmed
Time: 4:00 pm PST
Place: ID

Mon., Oct. 6th, 2014
Event: Curtis Bowers, Producer, AGENDA: Grinding America Down — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 6:30 pm PST
Place: Mission Aviation Fellowship
112 N. Pilatus Lane
Nampa, ID 83687

Tues., Oct. 7th, 2014
Event: Republican Liberty Caucus of Idaho Spirit of ’76 Banquet — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.idaholibertycaucus.org/portal/
Time: 6:00 pm PST
Place: 1912 Center
412 E. 3rd Street
Moscow, ID 83843

Wed., Oct. 8th, 2014
Web Site: www.912ProjectIdaho.com
Event: 912 Project of Idaho — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 7:00 pm PST
Place: American Legion Post 113, Veterans Bldg.
22 W. Broadway Ave
Meridian, ID 83642

Thurs., Oct. 9th, 2014
Event: Mini-Cassia Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 7:00 pm PST
Place: King Fine Arts Center
1 Bobcat Blvd.
Burley, ID 83318

Sat., Oct. 11th, 2014
Web Site: http://adacountyteaparty.org/
Event: Ada County Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: TBD
Place: Star, ID

Sun., Oct. 12th, 2014
Web Site: www.eliserichmond.com
Event: The Elise Richmond Show – KNEWS 94.3FM — Radio/Confirmed
Time: 9:20 am PST
Place: CA

Mon., Oct. 13th, 2014
Event: Arizona Red Mountain Patriots — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.arizonapatriot.com/
Time: 6:30 pm MST
Place: East Valley High School
7420 E. Main street
Mesa, AZ 85207

Tues., Oct. 14th, 2014
Event: Remember 1986 Coalition — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 6:30 pm MST
Place: Paradise Valley Mall
4568 E. Cactus Road
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Wed., Oct. 15th, 2014
Event: Grassroots Glendale Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://grassrootsglendaleteaparty.com/
Time: 6:00 pm MST
Place: Brand New Church
1827 W. Grovers Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Thurs., Oct. 16th, 2014
Event: St. George Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://grassrootsglendaleteaparty.com/
Time: TBD
Place: St. George, UT

Sat., Oct. 18th, 2014
Event: Pahrump Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: TBD
Place: Pahrump, NV

Mon., Oct. 20th, 2014
Event: Virgin Valley Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: TBD
Place: Mesquite, NV

Sat., Oct. 25th, 2014
Event: Ramona Tea Party Forum — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.ramonatead.com/
Time: 12 pm PST
Place: Ramona Mainstage Theater
626 Main Street
Ramona, CA 92065

Mon., Oct. 27th, 2014
Event: Island County Republican Party & Sno-Isle Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 7:00 pm PST
Place: Everett, WA

Thurs., Oct. 30th, 2014
Event: TBD — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: TBD
Place: Yelm, WA

Fri., Oct. 31st, 2014
Event: Tacoma Narrows Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 7:00 pm PST
Place: Gig Harbor, WA

November

Sat., Nov. 1st, 2014
Event: TBD — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: TBD
Place: Vancouver, WA

More to come…

09/19/14

The Council Has Spoken!! This Weeks’ Watcher’s Council Results — 09/19/14

The Watcher’s Council


Jon McNaughton: Liberalism Is A Disease — Worse Than Ebola

The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match-up.

“He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.” – Adolf Hitler

“There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught falsehoods in school. And the person that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool” – Plato

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This weeks’ winning entry, The Independent Sentinel’sAnti-Americanism, Marxism, Porn, Pedophilia Now Available in the Classroom, does a great job in exposing h the organized mind rape and indoctrination of America’s children in the public schools by the implementation of the Common Core program. Here’s a slice:

Did you know that ‘our bodies, being products of eating, are immoral by essence’, and ‘consumption not only bites the world but lessens the leftovers for everyone else’? [...] “procreation has become an unintentional act of aggression against the fellow multitudes already cramming the planet.”

~ from The American Experience, a propagandized high school literature text

Leftist revisionist history is seen through a negative, bleak, self-flagellating prism and it is now permeating our schools thanks to Common Core.

Periodically, I post an article about one of the texts or supplementary materials being used under Common Core that promote propaganda, and anti-American ideas. America Now is one such book.

America Now by Robert Atwan is a book of essays from recent periodicals, which is being used in AP English classrooms in numerous high schools and in undergraduate college classes throughout the nation. It is Common Core aligned. It is typical of the type of indoctrination that is becoming part and parcel of the Core. It has less to do with English than it has to do with perpetuating the leftist vision of America – the new America, America Now!

America now is an America that abandons traditional America and takes up a new, improved Leftist America. Common core is the vehicle by which this new America can be rapidly and widely spread.

Parading around as English literature, it is simply leftist propaganda. The theme capitalism is evil runs throughout.

Big Government and government agencies are extolled. The rich are demonized, Southern people are demeaned, man is described as too costly, man is an agent of destruction on earth, and illegal immigration is promoted.

Happiness is something to be attained by adapting to the Marxist perspective.

A telling quote from the book: “One cure–for those who feel that their pursuit of happiness has been sent on a long detour through the labor camps of American and international capitalism–is the institution of a government department that has as its only priority the happiness of all Americans.”

Another article, on the sticky post on our front page, deals with yet another vile, unAmerican book called The American Experience.

A Tea Party leader, Becky Gerritson, who testified before Congress last year and who told Congress “they had forgotten their place,” testified before an Alabama Senate Education Committee in support of a bill to allow local school districts to opt out of Common Core.

Her testimony concentrated on the widely-used literature text, The American Experience: 1900-Present by Prentice Hall. It is Common Core aligned. When she read one paragraph from a recommended novel that was incorporated into the book, it was so pornographic even the senators wouldn’t listen to it. She reminded them that this is being taught to 16 and 17 year olds.

Much more at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was Sharyl Atkisson in The Daily Signal with Benghazi Bombshell: Clinton State Department Official Reveals Details of Alleged Document Review, submitted by Joshuapundit. Ms. Atkisson, an award winning reporter, reveals via a former State Department functionary how former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her people were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. Do read it.

Here are this week’s full results. Only The Colossus of Rhodey was unable to vote this week, but was not affected by the 2/3 vote penalty:

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

See you next week!

Make sure to tune in every Monday for the Watcher’s Forum and every Tuesday morning when we reveal this week’s nominees for Weasel of the Week!

And remember, every Wednesday, the Council has its weekly contest with the members nominating two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. The votes are cast by the Council and the results are posted on Friday morning.

It’s a weekly magazine of some of the best stuff written in the blogosphere and you won’t want to miss it… or any of the other fantabulous Watcher’s Council content.

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09/19/14

Benghazi Perspective, More Syrian Devastation and my Redemption Day are Coming

By: Arlen Williams
Gulag Bound

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Long ago in political time, I offered to fellow patriots that I could… well… do this.

 
I procrastinated.

What I had in mind is that I would write an article briefly describing that to which I would direct the close and thorough attention of any “Woodstein“-like reporters in the investigation of the Benghazi 9-11 scandal, were I their well supported news editor.

So here we are. The House Benghazi Select Committee has begun their hearings. Congress has just authorized the Obama regime to wreak further somethin’-somethin’ in Syria. And perhaps now is the time for my two cents’ worth.

 
So, God providing and barring unforseen circumstances, come have a look in just a few days.

It won’t be pretty.

In the mean time, some Internet activism music, maestro, if you please, as I hope to raise some cash, to influence the more anti-American policos to eat more crow.

 

 

Sheryl Crow Includes Johnny Cash in ‘Redemption Day’ Video

Crow wrote the song after visiting Bosnia with Hillary Clinton, and the video features footage of American soldiers throughout the 20th century.

‘I really experienced something I’d never seen before, which was what it looks like to be in a war-torn area and meet people who had suffered through that,’ Crow says. ‘Part of [Clinton's] goal was to speak to the women and children in those villages. The moment we went into Bosnia, the whole genocide was happening in Rwanda and we sat back and watched it, yet Bosnia seemed to be kind of a stronghold in Europe and we needed the military presence there. I came home really struck by the question of why we invest in some countries, and other countries we don’t.’

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At the memorial, getting after that video guy, Reuters photo

09/19/14

Who said, ‘We are socialists… enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system… with its unfair salaries…?’

By: Arlen Williams
Gulag Bound

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Who said this?

We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions.

First one who posts the correct answer in comments below and who leaves his or her Twitter handle gets a Tweet-out from @GulagBound… you know, if you do it really soon.

We will post the answer and more about this person, after that.


Answer:

Yes indeed, Diana, it was this man.

Adolf Hitler with German Workers Party / National Socialist German Workers Party (NAZI) members

Adolf Hitler with German Workers Party / National Socialist German Workers Party (NAZI) members,
via http://totallyhistory.com/german-workers-party

It is translated from Hitler’s May 1st speech in 1927, referenced in John Toland’s Adolf Hitler: The Definitive Biography, 1976, ISBN 0-385-42053-6. This is described in context in the article by John J. Ray, “Hitler was a Leftist.”

For more about the politics that made Hitler popular. you may read in Gulag Bound, “Adolf Hitler – Progressive Pioneer,” by Rob of JoshuaPundit.

In Totally History, the entry, “German Workers’ Party” also provides context, including the numerous connections of leaders to the Thule Society, said to be similar to and even connected with Yale University’s Skull and Bones.

Related, for more on the Nazi beginnings of political environmentalism/ecology, see articles by Mark Musser.

Photos of Adolph Hitler’s visit to a Siemens factory in 1933:

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and http://collections.yadvashem.org/photosarchive/en-us/58769.html

09/19/14

Ukraine Pleads for Help, as GOP Backs Obama’s Dangerous Syria Policy

By: Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media

On the same day the Select Committee on Benghazi began hearings into the lessons of that terrorist attack, the House Republican leadership ignored one of those lessons by introducing and passing legislation to fund so-called “moderate” Islamic rebels in Syria who have terrorist ties.

The fateful decision means that the Republican Party has embraced a Democratic President’s plan to intervene in another civil war in the Middle East that could replicate the Benghazi fiasco, which resulted in four Americans being killed.

On a political level, it takes away one of the best issues the Republicans had going for them as the November elections approach—Obama’s mismanagement of foreign affairs that has resulted in a far more dangerous world.

Republican Senate candidates such as Rep. Cory Gardner (CO) and Joni Ernst (IA) risk losing the support of conservative voters by embracing Obama’s failed strategy.

Four Americans were killed in Benghazi when then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration refused to make the necessary decisions to safeguard their security, or to rescue them when they came under attack.

On another and equally important level, former CIA officer Clare Lopez has argued that Benghazi resulted from the Obama administration switching sides in the war on terrorism, when U.S. leadership “decided to facilitate the provision of weapons to jihadist militias known to be affiliated with al-Qa’eda and the Muslim Brotherhood in order to bring down a brutal dictator who also just happened to be a U.S. ally in the GWOT [Global War on Terrorism] at the time.”

That dictator, Moammar Gadhafi, was deposed and killed, but Libya is still in turmoil today. Conferences held by the AIM Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi have demonstrated that there were clear alternatives to get rid of Gadhafi besides supporting Islamist terrorist groups.

In the Syria case, we have been bombarded with stories that Obama is planning to support “moderate” rebels. But Libya showed that radical Jihadists were among those getting U.S. support.

A spokesman for Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst said she “is open to further arming those who can help us defeat ISIL [the Islamic State] on the ground, including Iraqi Kurds and some moderate Syrian rebels, if we are able to better ensure those arms don’t end up in the hands of those that will threaten American interests or personnel.”

But that is a big “if.” The case of Libya demonstrates that the administration can’t be trusted on this issue.

The legislation passed by the House on Wednesday in a 272-156 vote requires that members of the “Syrian opposition” getting U.S. support be “appropriately vetted” by the Department of Defense. The term “appropriately vetted” is defined in the legislation as “assessments of such elements, groups, and individuals for associations with terrorist groups, Shia militias aligned with or supporting the Government of Syria, and groups associated with the Government of Iran. Such groups include, but are not limited to, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Jabhat al Nusrah, Ahrar al Sham, other al-Qaeda 25 related groups, and Hezbollah.”

It is not clear how these associations with terrorist groups would be determined and by whom. Even giving the administration the benefit of the doubt that they tried to do this in Libya, the process clearly failed.

In total, 71 Republicans and 85 Democrats voted against the legislation. But it passed because of support from the House Republican leadership. The approval came in a “yes” vote on an amendment introduced by Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-CA), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), a former Major in the Marine Corps, said, “Arming Islamists to fight other Islamists is not a winning strategy.” On the other hand, Iraq war veteran Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AK) voted yes, while his opponent in the Senate race, Senator Mark Pryor, said, “Our friends today could be our enemies tomorrow.” In fact, Pryor tried to strip the funds for the Syrian “opposition” from a spending bill for the Department of Defense.

On the promise of “vetting” the opposition, he said, “I’m concerned they will be empty promises. You can’t find any examples in the Middle East in recent years where this has actually happened.” He went on to note that many of the weapons now being used by the Islamic State were originally supplied to the Iraqi Army, and they fell into the wrong hands.

As a result, the Democrat Pryor comes down on the right side of this issue, in a tight contest.

Acting as a loyal soldier of the House Republican Leadership, Rep. Cotton voted yes while trying to confuse people about the nature of the vote, saying that he was merely attempting to “combat the threat” posed by ISIS. The legislation did much more than that.

It must be emphasized that the issue is not about fighting ISIS with air strikes, which have been going on for weeks, but rather about arming elements of the so-called Syrian rebels, whose main goal is the overthrow of the Russian-backed Assad regime. Obama wants them trained to fight ISIS, just as he said he wanted the Libyan rebels to fight Gadhafi. They turned on America and killed four of our people.

Clearly, Obama’s reckless proposal for direct military intervention in the civil war in Syria has thrown the Republican Party into turmoil. Perhaps this was intentional.

Meanwhile, in a clear-cut case of freedom versus tyranny, where the two sides are clearly defined, the Obama administration has failed to support the people of Ukraine, who are resisting a Russian invasion, with defensive weapons.

In the face of Obama’s appeasement of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke to a joint session of Congress on Thursday to appeal for U.S. support. Members of Congress applauded his remarks, but there has been no rush to force Obama to do the right thing in this case. Instead, we are going back into the Middle East, into Syria, where the anti-American Islamists dominate the opposition.

It is apparent that the Russian regime, which is operating through front organizations such as the U.S.-Russia Forum, have managed to thwart effective Congressional action on behalf of the brave people of Ukraine.

Some American conservatives are themselves confused about the stakes and seem to have embraced the idea that business with Russia trumps the threat of Russian aggression. Christian conservative activist William Murray, a participant in the recent U.S.-Russia Forum, and another one like it in Moscow, titled “Advancing a Constructive Agenda for U.S.-Russia Relations,” is quoted in an article published by the conservative website WorldNetDaily that the U.S. should cooperate with Putin’s Russia in part because of the business deals that can be made. The article notes that Russian engineers are working for the Boeing company, as if this was a positive development.

Putting Ukraine’s struggle on the back burner, the Republicans have now embraced Obama’s controversial policy of interfering in Syria’s civil war despite video evidence that a former top leader of one of the Syrian “opposition” groups has stood shoulder to shoulder with the terrorists Obama claims to be against.

John Rossomando of the Investigative Project on Terrorism points to a video of former Free Syrian Army Colonel Abdel al-Aqidi discussing his close cooperation with ?the Islamic State, also known as ?ISIS or ISIL, in 2013.

The Free Syrian Army is usually described as a “moderate” group.

The video includes these exchanges:

Q:  How is your relationship with the ISIL?

Aqidi:  It is good. My relationship with the brothers in ISIL is good.

Q:  Do you communicate with them?

Aqidi:  Yes, of course. I communicate almost daily with brothers in ISIL to settle these disputes and issues. The issues are being overinflated by the media. There’s a lot of spotlight being put on the issue of ISIL..that they are takfiris, etc. Perhaps it’s individual mistakes; however, when we sit down together with their leaders, they don’t have this ideology.

Another part of the video shows Aqidi standing next to an Islamic State fighter named Abu Jandal, saying, “Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. Praise be to Allah. We thank everyone. We thank Allah and we bring good news to our people in Syria and to our Muslim people in all the world that Allah has been generous with us during this blessed month (Ramadan) with this great victory, after we achieved victory in Khan al-Assal and now in Menagh military airbase, which got liberated at the hands of these heroes. Allahu akbar and praise be to Allah.  Our brother, Abu Jandal.”

Abu Jandal says, “In the name of Allah, and prayer and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah.  We praise Allah for this victory. The factions from several brigades, among them are the heroes of the ‘Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant’ (ISIL). The Menagh military airbase was conquered. Our joy was also fulfilled, through Allah, with this victory.”

How will the Obama-Republican “vetting” policy get around these curious and damaging terrorist ties?

And how can the Republicans educate the public about the lessons of Benghazi when the same policy that resulted in those deaths and that disaster are being repeated in front of our eyes?

A silver lining can be found in the decision by the House Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) to vote against the Syria amendment, meaning that he is maintaining his own personal credibility as his investigations go forward. Perhaps he can now convince his fellow Republicans that they are pursuing a dangerous course by giving Obama a blank check in another war that can only make the world even more dangerous than it is now.