Timing and Symbolism are Everything

From: UPI

7 Ton Replica statue of the Egyptian God Anubis passes by the Statue of Liberty in New York for the King Tut Exhibit

Think about it… The irony is not lost on me concerning the symbolism of this event. Anubis is the Egyptian God of the Dead. Anubis floated into New York the week that freedom died in America. Nice timing.


The Rise of Private Education

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Ken McIntyre has written a post at The Heritage Foundation that is excellent and it will pull at your heartstrings – guaranteed… The Heritage Foundation is absolutely my favorite web site on the Internet. One you should visit every day.

Most of you don’t know this, but I home-schooled two of my children for 6 years. I was far tougher than any teacher and they did well. No thanks to the public school system. I walked away from the Fortune 500 to do it and never once regretted doing so. I am fortunate to have a business of my own and my husband is a successful software engineer. My son has gone on to be a software engineer as well and my daughter is in sales. I have always been a huge supporter of home-schooling and school vouchers.

So, when I read Ken’s article on the effort to save D.C. Opportunity Scholarships, I cheered these kids and The Heritage Foundation on. You see, Congress wants to do away with these scholarships. Our politicians claim that they are all for the children and education, when in reality they take real opportunities away from children – a chance for advanced education provided by funds in scholarships such as this one.

From Ken’s post:

Shaketa, along with seven other children among the program’s 1,700 current enrollees appear in provocative print advertisements displayed in Metro’s busy Union Station subway stop and on 225 buses traveling every Metro route in the District.

The four-week ad campaign, sponsored by The Heritage Foundation, began Monday evening, when the chalkboard-themed ads greeted commuters along the Metro platform at Union Station. The public service ads, 42 in all, also are grouped at station exits and entrances.

The slogan for the campaign is: “Let Me Rise!” It is a brilliant idea and one that will help these children attend private school with the help of vouchers. Their parent’s get to choose the school and these children will be able to advance as never before academically – they are America’s gift to our future…

Please read the whole article. The campaign is meant to reach members of the House and Senate as they ride the Metro. These same people cut funding for this successful program. Do our politicians even have a heart any more? Where are their souls? Do it for the children – for real this time. Do the right thing for the kids and their futures. It’s time to stop playing politics with our children’s education – quality, private education should not only be for the wealthy or the elite.


Searchlight: Crowd Estimates 9,000 – 30,000

CONTACT: Levi Russell at (509) 979-6615 or [email protected]

Crowd Estimates Range from 9,000 – 30,000 People for “Showdown in Searchlight”

Crowd estimates from 9,000 – 30,000+ people for today’s Tea Party Express “Showdown in Searchlight” event featuring Governor Palin.

Members of the press corps estimated the crowd size between 9,000 – 14,000 but the security and crowd control firm working the event estimated 30,000+.

Representatives from the security firm indicated they would be happy to confirm their estimates with interested members of the press, and based their estimates on their history of crowd control for other such public events.

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Media organizations wishing to embed a reporter on the Tea Party Express national tour, or those seeking more information about the “Tea Party Express” or to schedule an interview with a representative, should contact Levi Russell at (509) 979-6615 or via email at: [email protected]

Noonan for Nevada

Update: Moonbattery – Tea Party Protesters Egg Harry Reid’s Bus


Arm Thy Neighbor

By: Matthew Bracken
From: The High Road

If you don’t presently own any firearms, you may have been considering taking that step in order to protect yourself and your family. Or perhaps you already have what you consider to be an adequate home armory, but is it really enough? In the event that our economy tanks, one certain outcome will be much higher levels of criminal violence. Read Fernando Aguirre’s excellent “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse,” based on his experiences in Argentina after 2001, to see what happens to civil society when a national currency collapses and the banks are closed. Today’s career criminals will be that much more desperate and willing to use violence against their victims. The feral youths who need little encouragement to bust heads for sport in times of relative plenty may be starving, and no moral consideration will keep them from sticking a gun in your face or a knife in your back.

At the same time, the federal government may define this surge of criminal violence as civil disorder and enact emergency decrees, especially if armed citizens begin to fight back on a wide scale. One need look no further than the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to see how officials react toward ordinary people with firearms during a period of civil disorder. A freeze on gun sales and/or ammunition is a predictable outcome during government-defined “emergencies.”

Most of the readers of this column probably don’t need to be convinced of the wisdom of owning and practicing with firearms. You may even believe that you already possess all of the guns you need, whether a .38 caliber revolver in your bedside table or a small battery of handguns, shotguns and rifles in your closet or gun safe. You may even own one or more of those liberally despised so-called assault rifles. In any of these cases you may think you don’t need to consider any more gun purchases.

There is, however, one reason to purchase at least a few more weapons: to arm thy neighbors. I can hear you saying, “What is Bracken talking about? If that foolish grasshopper of a neighbor didn’t bother about his security when guns were readily available, why should I worry about him now? Besides, he may even be an anti-gun liberal, so the hell with him!”

This reasoning is short-sighted on several levels. First, we have all heard the old saying that “a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged.” When violence explodes during an economic collapse, millions of new conservatives will be created from former left-wingers. And besides philosophically anti-gun liberals, many folks simply grow up in families where guns are not present and reach adulthood having never touched a firearm. But no matter why they don’t own firearms, when the ultra-violence breaks out your neighbors down the street will deserve a way to defend themselves from criminal predation. Simple charity, Christian or otherwise, suggests that we should not leave the elderly couple, the widow or the single mom with young children defenseless against evildoers bent on rape, robbery or murder.

When the incidence of home invasions, carjackings and “express kidnappings” skyrockets, some of your neighbors will discover a sudden interest in acquiring firearms, just when firearms may not be available through normal channels. These unarmed neighbors may then ask if you have any extra firearms to lend to them. Which one of your carefully considered collection of guns will you hand over to arm your defenseless neighbor? Your high-end “concealed carry” pistol, which fits your hand like a glove? Your wife’s? Your pump-action shotgun? Your AR-15 Sport Utility Rifle? The fact is, you will be loath to give away any of them, not even to a neighbor in need. You have acquired each of them for a carefully thought-out reason!
But your neighbor is still defenseless.

That is why I encourage you to buy a few extra firearms in anticipation of this future need. I would suggest that a revolver is the simplest entry-level firearm to provide to a non-shooting neighbor. There are no magazines, safety catches or slides to learn to manipulate. You simply open the cylinder, insert the bullets, close the cylinder and the revolver is ready to go. A revolver has the shortest “learning curve” of any firearm. Anyone can learn basic gun safety and effective close-range self-defense with a revolver in one afternoon. In dire extremes you could hand a revolver to a non-shooter after a five-minute period of instruction and dry-firing. Revolvers are intuitive; you can even see if they are loaded or unloaded simply by looking at the cylinder.

Of course, a much greater level of firearms training is highly desirable if there is time for it. If possible, take your non-shooting neighbor to a gun range now, in advance of a period of “civil unrest.” Training a non-shooter in the safe operation of firearms also shows your own overall knowledge of security issues. This demonstrated firearms proficiency will stand you in good stead when your leadership skills and tactical knowledge may benefit your overall neighborhood security posture.

Beyond the simple morality of providing a means of self-defense against criminal violence, there is another reason to be prepared to arm thy neighbors: the force multiplying synergy of multiple fields of fire. Recall the old cowboy movies when the gang of black hats rode into a town where the citizens were forewarned and prepared. As an historical example, consider what happened to the vaunted James Gang on the Northfield Minnesota Raid when they lost the element of surprise. Only Frank and Jesse escaped unhurt. The rest of the armed gang were killed by the townsfolk or captured shortly after, badly wounded.

An armed and alert neighborhood is a very dangerous environment for criminals. In a time of rampant violence, with the ever-present threat of home invasions, more armed neighbors mean more angles of fire for the criminals to confront. Instead of focusing their evil intent on a single home, selecting one sheep in a helpless flock, they will be threatened by fire from many directions and their retreat may be cut off. This compounds their risk compared to attacking a neighborhood where most folks are unarmed and cringing in corners, praying to remain unmolested.

Of course, it is best if your neighbors have all received a high level of firearms training. Otherwise, the risk of a “friendly fire” accident while repelling an armed gang with shots from multiple directions is increased. And of course, you should not provide a firearm to a drunk, a druggie, or a mentally unstable neighbor for obvious reasons. But the danger of living in an unarmed neighborhood is even greater, because such an area is a magnet for repeated violent criminal attacks.

The best outcome would be to leverage your training of individuals in safe firearms usage into general neighborhood self-defense drills. Then if the “James Gang” rides in…they won’t necessarily ride out! Word will get around, and your neighborhood will achieve an aura of armed strength that deters future criminal incursions. Consider why tiny Switzerland has never been invaded by its much more powerful and often bellicose neighbors. It’s not because of the Alps. It’s because the Swiss have a strong tradition of armed self-defense at every level. Both invading armies and criminal gangs go around “hard targets” that are known to shoot back!

If nothing else, from a strictly selfish standpoint, the humble .38 revolver you lent to that widow might provide you with a critical early warning of imminent danger when she fires it in self-defense. Forewarned is forearmed, even if the warning is a rapid series of pistol shots heard from up the street at oh-dark-thirty. But in any case, I would rather hear the widow’s defiant shots than her helpless screams.

So, consider buying a few extra firearms and ammunition while you can easily and inexpensively do so. A used revolver in good working condition can be purchased for as little as $250, a used pump-action shotgun for not much more. And if you don’t know what an SKS rifle is or what they cost, find out. Then you will have the option of arming your neighbors in a time of extreme peril, without diminishing your own family armory.




Links To Visit – 03/27/10

Gateway Pundit – HARRY REID SUPPORTERS ATTACK TEA PARTY BUS!… Update: Breitbart Attacked!

Gateway Pundit – Lib Radio Host Calls For Deaths of Limbaugh, Beck and O’Reilly… Media Silent (Audio)

Gateway Pundit – Dem Mouthpiece Alan Grayson: “Get Rid of Republicans Entirely” (Video)

Gateway Pundit – Unreal… Coward Russ Carnahan Is Raising Money Off of Faked Coffin Story

Gateway Pundit – Nevada Fake Tea Party Candidate Faces Felony Charges

Gateway Pundit – After Nationalizing Health Care & Student Loans – Obama Continues Attack on Private Sector In Weekly Address

Gateway Pundit – Another Crushing Blow to the Economy: Obamacare Will Cost US Corporations Billions

Gateway Pundit – TOTAL DEVASTATION… Obama Will Force US Debt to Soar to 90% of GDP

Gateway Pundit – Dem’s ‘Nuke Japan’ Joke “Could Be Seen as Insensitive Towards the Japanese Heritage”

Michelle Malkin – Help Still Wanted: TSA Chief With Ability to Quietly Unionize Screeners

The New Editor – Hitler Hates the Cubs

CatholicCulture.org – not appropriate for all audiences (Hat Tip: The Anchoress)

Bob McCarty Writes – Protesters Outline ObamaCare-Related Fears

The New Editor – “We are Novemberists”

Raquel Okyay – Democrats Are Toast (Hat Tip: Mairi)

Bookworm Room – An easy way to let local newspapers know how you feel about what Congress is doing

Hyscience – Big Brother won’t stand for criticism: Set to Bully Companies That Dare To Point Out ObamaCare’s Costs

Moonbattery – Nice Business You Got There, Shame If Anything Were to Happen to it

Moe Lane – In an ideal world, this post would start a duel.

blogs for victory – What I Saw at the Revolution

ChristianBook.com – Richard J. Maybury Interview (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

EWR – Stop the war on women (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

DEFEND MICHAEL – Michael Behenna Defense Fund (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Star-Telegram – Mexican drug gang tells residents to leave town (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

The Washington Times – KUHNER: Will America break up? (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

AP – Troop deaths double in Afghanistan (Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques)


Yahoo! News – Chavez criticizes US as arrests stir concern

Times Online – Chinese city is world’s hacker hub

AP – HE DID IT: Obama announces 15 recess appointments, scolds Republicans

AP – TSA nominee withdraws, again

Green Inc. – War on Cars? Obama Transportation Sec.: ‘This is the end of favoring motorized transportation’


Breitbart – Arabs to unite against Israel at annual summit

Fox News – WH Drug Czar: U.S. Shares the Blame

Fox News – Obama’s Weatherizing Program Off to Stormy Start

Fox News – Data on Millions Stolen from Student Loan Company

Fox News – S. Carolina Ministers Trade Store Gift Cards for Guns

Fox News – Arab League Chief Urges Dialogue With Iran

Fox News – Police Investigate Jell-O Tampering at N.Y. Stores

NewsMax – Napolitano: Supreme Court to Strike Down Obamacare (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Brutally Honest – Do you call this Presidential?

Bookworm Room – Has there ever been a more ungracious man in the White House?

The Anchoress – Cultural Obamalypse: the Attack on the Pope

Before It’s News – Russia Warns US Communist Threat Endangering Entire World (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

The Waking Giant – Heller II Case in DC DISMISSED (Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques)

Atlas Shrugs – ATT, Verizon, Deere, Caterpillar Suffer Bloody Billion Dollar Bill — Deadly Obamacare Kills Business, Jobs

Atlas Shrugs – LIARS!

Atlas Shrugs – Funding Obama’s Revolution ……. Hold the fries

Atlas Shrugs – War Declared? South Korean Ship Sunk UPDATE: 40 Missing

Atlas Shrugs – Flying the Gangsta Colors at the White House: SEIU, The Color Purple

Atlas Shrugs – WHITE HOUSE EXPOSED: Farrakhan, Ayers, Wright, Sharpton, Jackson are in da house


All Hail The American Dictator!

From: Radioactive Liberty

America is no longer a Republic. We have transformed into a dictatorship with Obama as the tyrant in chief:

President Obama announced 15 recess appointments on Saturday, including two new members of the National Labor Relations Board. “The United States Senate has the responsibility to approve or disapprove of my nominees,” Obama said. “But if, in the interest of scoring political points, Republicans in the Senate refuse to exercise that responsibility, I must act in the interest of the American people and exercise my authority to fill these positions on an interim basis.” Obama said the appointees had waited an average of 214 days to be confirmed.

And from Fox News:

Despite intense Republican objections, President Obama on Saturday used recess appointments to fill 15 administration posts without Senate confirmation, including Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board.

All 41 Senate Republicans wrote Obama this week urging him not to use a recess appointment for Becker, a former top lawyer with Service Employees International Union and the AFL-CIO. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce also wrote Obama on behalf of 20 business groups that oppose Becker’s nomination.

Congress is officially irrelevant and Obama with his Czars and appointees are now running the madhouse. All hail the new American Dictator!


Financial News Update – 03/27/10

A New Long-Term Care Insurance Program (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Scary ObamaCare Cuts in Medicare Revealed! (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

AP: Say, guess what we just found in ObamaCare! (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

CBO report: Debt will rise to 90% of GDP (Hat Tip: Kim Priestap)

The UN’s endorsement of ObamaCare will backfire spectacularly (Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques)

ObamaCare Day One (Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques)

CBO: Debt rising faster than originally predicted (Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques)

Unions want Washington’s help with pension funds (Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques)

Abu Dhabi Investment Chief Missing After Plane Crash

WaMu Files Reorganization Plan

AT&T to take $1 billion charge on health law change (Hat Tip: Steve Schippert)

Regulators Seize Four Banks

Obamacare Broke Medicare Part D – Seniors Losing Coverage; Update: Everyone Losing!

The ObamaCare Writedowns (Hat Tip: Kim Priestap)

Supply fears start to hit Treasuries; Worries about demand after poorly received bond auctions

Democratic Senator: Health Care Law to Address ‘Mal-Distribution of Income’

So Much for Jobless Benefits


The Silent Entitlements Monster: Social Security, Medicare And Interest On The Debt Will Gobble Up Every Single Tax Dollar By 2020

Time is Running Out for the US Dollar

The US Government will have to pay higher rates of interest in order to keep selling our debt in order to keep spending and going deeper into debt.

Another indication of inflation

A new tool to fight home foreclosures: borrowers don’t have to pay lenders!

Re-writing delinquent mortgages. Not even 50% have been successful at solving problem

Personal Income Drops Across the Country.

Credit Growth? Not In Mortgages!

To Save New York, Tax Wall Street

EU Faces Bleakest Period for a Decade

Europe in Crisis as Debts Grow


ALERT: Reid Supporters Throw Eggs at Tea Party Express Buses

CONTACT: Levi Russell at (509) 979-6615 or [email protected]

Harry Reid Supporters Egg Tea Party Express Buses in Route

Supporters of Senator Harry Reid have just thrown eggs at the Tea Party Express bus caravan – striking at least one of the three buses (the red Tea Party Express bus) with multiple eggs.

About 35 Reid supporters had lined Highway 95 in front of the Nugget Casino in Searchlight where they were attempting a counter-demonstration the tens of thousands of tea party supporters who are gathering for the “Showdown in Searchlight.”

More details to follow…

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Media organizations wishing to embed a reporter on the Tea Party Express national tour, or those seeking more information about the “Tea Party Express” or to schedule an interview with a representative, should contact Levi Russell at (509) 979-6615 or via email at: [email protected]