Brazen Propagandic Misdirection

Behold Google’s manipulation of a search for the Lincoln Memorial… They are in bed with the Obama administration and it is pure evil. They send you to the FDR Memorial. All in an attempt to take away from the Restoring Honor Event tonight and tomorrow on 8/28/2010. I just saw an ad today where Obama spoke and had a soldier in the ad as well… You know who else was in that ad? FDR.

From Caleb Howe at RedState: A Funny Thing Happens On The Way To The Lincoln Memorial …

Goebbels would be proud of the Obama propaganda machine. Brazen propagandic misdirection…

But it looks like Bing got it right:

“Give Me Liberty, Or Give Me Death” – God bless Glenn Beck and the Restoring Honor Event…

The Beginning of the End of Darkness… America’s Divine Destiny and the beginning of the new Black Robe Regiment…


Financial News Update – 08/27/10

In Europe, You’re Rewarded For Rioting

It’s Not A Question Of IF Sovereign Nations Will Default, But HOW

Ireland Set To Lose $30.5 Billion On Its Banking Sector Bailout

Ireland: S&P’s Downgrade Of Our Debt Was Flawed!

S&P Threatens To Downgrade U.S. Debt If Congress Doesn’t Fix The Horrendous Budget Deficit

Fed President Hoenig Revokes Jackson Hole Invites For Boring Fed Members

Meet Dr. Debbie Berebichez, Morgan Stanley’s Mexican Quant Babe

CHART OF THE DAY: Today’s ‘Good’ Unemployment Data Masked A Huge Jump In Emergency Claims

Schiff, Ratigan, And Blodget Fix The Economy

Here’s The Full Story Behind This Week’s Improving Jobless Claims

Germans, And A Wave Of Swiss Bank Accounts, Are Piling Into Gold As If It’s A New Crisis

The Federal Reserve Wants To Hide ‘Bad Lemon’ Banks For Another Three Months

Debbie From the Democrats

Bernanke: Fed Will Take Action If Economy Deteriorates More

Morning Bell: Secretary Duncan’s Race to Waste Your Education Dollars

Biden Wrong: Obama Tax Hike is Only Thing We Can’t Afford

Green Police Becomes a Reality in Cleveland

Morgan Stanley Says Government Defaults Inevitable (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

15 Cities With Ridiculously High Sales Taxes

Chinese Inflation Could Be 80% Higher Than Reported In July

Third World America: ‘Fast-Tracking to Anarchy’

SocGen Permabear Albert Edwards Says We’re Headed For S&P 450

How Much Ammo Does the Fed Have Left?

Medicaid bailout will hurt Georgia

Regulator Faults Single-Family Loans in Fannie, Freddie Losses

COLE: Obama’s next big bank bailout (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Fed Split on Move to Bolster Sluggish Economy (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

False Lure of an Infrastructure Bank

We Can Balance the Budgets Tomorrow!

Steve Forbes on Obama: “He Thinks He Will Change America From a Greedy Nation to a Quiet Socialist Nation That Knows Its Place in the World” (Video)

Video: Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels Says Obamacare Has Devastating Consequences

Revised 1.6% 2nd Quarter GDP Renews Talk of Double-Dip Recession

Obama’s Industry Killing Policies Spark Protest By Fisherman Off Martha’s Vineyard Coast

That Stimulating Stimulus Paid for Homemade Porno?

More Proof That Obamacare Leads to Rationing

Obama jobs death toll: Layoffs, layoffs, layoffs

Bernanke Says Fed Will Do `All It Can’ to Ensure U.S. Recovery

THE SPEECH: Bernanke under pressure to prop it up

Says recovery softer, Fed prepared to buy more

Weaker GDP raises stakes

WIRE: What Biden didn’t mention on stimulus

ZUCKERMAN: The Most Fiscally Irresponsible Government in History

Joint Chiefs Chairman: National Debt is a Security Threat

Recession pushes US birth rate to new low

Thousands line up before dawn for mortgage help in Palm Beach County


Analyst: CITIGROUP ‘Cooking the Books’

Banks back switch to renminbi for trade; Incentives to move from dollar and euro

SECRETS: Fed Seeks Delay of Bank Data Release While Considering Appeal

CA OKs 20% rate hike for Blue Cross; Blue Shield to jump as much as 29%


Letter Re: Hindenburg Omen Theory – Founder Has Pulled Out Of The Market

Inflation Watch

Inflation may push rates up to 8%.

“Consumers face jolt from coffee prices”


DSA Marxists Strengthen Grip on SEIU – Set to Step Up Push for “Immigration Reform”

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

The U.S.’s largest Marxist organization, Democratic Socialists of America, is about to further strengthen its hold on the country’s most influential labor union – the SEIU.

After the recent resignation last week of Secretary-Treasurer Anna Burger, SEIU president Mary Kay Henry, announced her intention to nominate Executive Vice President Eliseo Medina to Burger’s former post, the second highest in the union, at SEIU’s next board meeting in Los Angeles.

This move will almost certainly intensify D.S.A.’s use of SEIU as a tool to push “immigration reform.” A program primarily designed, by Medina’s own admission, to bring 8 million more Latino voters to the Democratic Party.

Eliseo Medina is a long time leader of Democratic Socialists of America.

An SEIU executive vice president since 1996, Medina is the labor movement’s foremost champion of “immigrant rights.”

In 1999, he spearheaded the successful campaign to get the AFL-CIO to reverse its long time opposition to immigrant workers. Over the past 15 years, he has also conceived and coordinated SEIU’s efforts to naturalize, register and turn out the votes of new immigrants in California — a campaign that helped turn America’s largest state solidly Democratic — and has recently been involved in similar campaigns in Southwestern states.

Medina also was a key negotiator on behalf of labor in the immigration-reform deliberations with the Bush administration, a leader in Hispanic voter mobilization efforts for long time D.S.A. associate Barack Obama in 2008 and one of the foremost advocates for comprehensive “immigration reform” during the past two years.

As a union that represents the largely immigrant janitors in the downtowns of many of the nation’s largest cities, SEIU has played an outsize role in the immigration battles of the past 15 years. Medina has functioned externally as the union’s leading public spokesperson on the issue and internally as its chief strategist and advocate for stepped-up involvement. At the board meeting this June where Henry was elected president following the resignation of long time President Andy Stern, the union, at Medina’s behest, committed itself to fund and wage the kind of registration and get-out-the-vote campaign in Arizona that Medina had headed up in California. The campaign that Medina has put together in Arizona mobilizes SEIU and eight other groups, employing 40 full-time canvassers to turn out roughly 120,000 Hispanic infrequent voters this November.

Medina’s nomination was quickly seconded on Friday by Executive Vice President Gerry Hudson, (also a long time D.S.A. member) who has replaced Burger as the head of SEIU’s political operations. “A strong advocate of social unionism concerned with issues of race and gender as well as class, Hudson noted that Medina was a kindred spirit.” Medina’s ascension, he wrote, “will signal to our members and to the outside world our commitment to social justice and comprehensive immigration reform.”


“Give Me Liberty, Or Give Me Death”

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

In honor of Glenn Beck’s long awaited 8/28 rally in Washington DC and for every American patriot standing up for their republic and Constitution, I post this document.

People of America: No man thinks more highly than I of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of many of the worthy people in elected office. But different people often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those people if, entertaining as I do, opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely, and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. The question before the people is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should we keep back our opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, we should consider ourselves as guilty of treason towards our country and of an act of disloyalty toward the majesty of heaven, which we revere above all earthly kings.

It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For our part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, we should be willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.

We have but one lamp by which our feet are guided; and that is the lamp of experience. We know of no way of judging of the future but by the past. And judging by the past, we wish to know what there has been in the conduct of the corporate owned State and Federal Houses for the last fifty years, to justify those hopes with which people have been pleased to solace themselves? Is it that insidious smile with which our petitions for relief have been received? Trust it not; it will prove a snare to your feet. Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petitions comports with their unbridled assault on our rights and freedoms throughout the land. Have we shown ourselves so willing to be coerced by corporate sponsored fiat of law, so willing to surrender our rights for their empty promises of security? Let us not deceive ourselves. These are the implements of tyranny and subjugation. I ask what means this onslaught of corporate sponsored laws abridging our God given rights, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can you assign any other possible motive for it? No there is none. They are meant for us; they can be meant for no other. They are created to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the corporate purchased government Houses have been so long forging. And what have we to oppose to them? Shall we try argument? We have been trying that for the last fifty years. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing. We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain. Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted? Let us not, I beseech you, deceive ourselves. We have done everything that could be done, to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne of the federal government, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the international corporations. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrance’s have produced additional violations of our rights and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of that very same throne. In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of liberty and freedom? There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending, if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained, we must fight! I repeat it we must fight! An appeal to action and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us!

They tell us that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when the corporations have invaded the sanctity of every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance, by lying supinely on our backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? People of America, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. Three hundred million people, armed with no lesser will, no lesser aspiration for freedom than those fifty-six brave men, who at risk of life and treasure, affixed their signatures to the Declaration of Independence, committed to the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard in the corporate board rooms and in the halls of their purchased state and federal Houses! The war is inevitable let it come! I repeat it, let it come.

It is in vain to extenuate the matter people may cry, you rock the boat at our peril; wake up people, the boat is already awash! The war is actually begun! Some of our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that the people wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.

Adaptation of Patrick Henry’s speech at St. Johns Church, Richmond Virginia, March 23, 1775.

Thanks to Jim.

Update: Glenn Beck 8/28 rally: It’s a matter of honor

Dr. Alveda King – the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., explains why she’s speaking at the Glenn Beck 8/28 rally in Washington this Saturday. (Hat Tip: Brian B.)