Saturday, November 15, 2008

33 Minutes From Launch to Armageddon

Barack Obama and Liberals in Congress plan to gut the American missile defense program, leaving America and our friends around the world with no defense against missile attack.

The Heritage Foundation is producing a documentary called "33 Minutes" to make the case for the missile defense system. The film will be February 2009. This is the 7 minute trailer for "33 Minutes".



To obtain a copy, or help pay production costs, or join The Heritage Foundation go here.




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Friday, November 14, 2008

Blogs Will Make You Rich

When I started this blog, I was like Pig.



Now I'm more like Rat.
I still have the boxes, though ... just in case.







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I am a student of history - Obama Youth

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When I was 12 years old, I started reading about NAZI Germany. I am now 54. I'm not done, yet. For many months now, I have had the vague feeling that what is happening in America today I've seen before. With Obama's introduction of his Civil Defense Service and Youth for Obama, many people are starting to put the pieces together, connecting the dots. (h/t Atlas Shrugs

Blogger Pat Dollard had a post comment he had to upgrade to a post. TPS wrote
“I Am A Student Of History” --


Friends,

Will you please take the time to read this, and if you think it worthwhile, pass it along to your email list, and ask them to read it? Even if they voted, with all good intentions, for Mr. Obama?

I am a student of history. Professionally. I have written 15 books in six languages, and have studied it all my life. I think there is something monumentally large afoot, and I do not believe it is just a banking crisis, or a mortgage crisis, or a credit crisis. Yes these exist, but they are merely single facets on a very large gemstone that is only now coming into a sharper focus.

Something of historic proportions is happening. I can sense it because I know how it feels, smells, what it looks like, and how people react to it. Yes, a perfect storm may be brewing, but there is something happening within our country that has been evolving for about ten - fifteen years. The pace has dramatically quickened in the past two.

We demand and then codify into law the requirement that our banks make massive loans to people we know they can never pay back? Why?

We learn just days ago that the Federal Reserve, which has little or no real oversight by anyone, has “loaned” two trillion dollars (that is $2,000,000,000,000) over the past few months, but will not tell us to whom or why or disclose the terms. That is our money. Yours and mine. And that is three times the 700B we all argued about so strenuously just this past September. Who has this money? Why do they have it? Why are the terms unavailable to us? Who asked for it? Who authorized it? I thought this was a government of “we the people,” who loaned our powers to our elected leaders. Apparently not.

We have spent two or more decades intentionally de-industrializing our economy. Why?

We have intentionally dumbed down our schools, ignored our history, and no longer teach our founding documents, why we are exceptional, and why we are worth preserving. Students by and large cannot write, think critically, read, or articulate. Parents are not revolting, teachers are not picketing, school boards continue to back mediocrity. Why?

We have now established the precedent of protesting every close election (now violently in California over a proposition that is so controversial that it wants marriage to remain between one man and one woman. Did you ever think such a thing possible just a decade ago?). We have corrupted our sacred political process by allowing unelected judges to write laws that radically change our way of life, and then mainstream Marxist groups like ACORN and others to turn our voting system into a banana republic. To what purpose?

Now our mortgage industry is collapsing, housing prices are in free fall, major industries are failing, our banking system is on the verge of collapse, social security is nearly bankrupt, as is medicare and our entire government, our education system is worse than a joke (I teach college and know precisely what I am talking about)–the list is staggering in its length, breadth, and depth. It is potentially 1929 x ten. And we are at war with an enemy we cannot name for fear of offending people of the same religion, who cannot wait to slit the throats of your children if they have the opportunity to do so.

And now we have elected a man no one knows anything about, who has never run so much as a Dairy Queen, let alone a town as big as Wasilla, Alaska. All of his associations and alliances are with real radicals in their chosen fields of employment, and everything we learn about him, drip by drip, is unsettling if not downright scary (Surely you have heard him speak about his idea to create and fund a mandatory civilian defense force stronger than our military for use inside our borders? No? Oh of course. The media would never play that for you over and over and then demand he answer it. Sarah Palin’s pregnant daughter and $150,000 wardrobe is more important.)

Mr. Obama’s winning platform can be boiled down to one word: change.

Why?

I have never been so afraid for my country and for my children as I am now.

This man campaigned on bringing people together, something he has never, ever done in his professional life. In my assessment, Obama will divide us along philosophical lines, push us apart, and then try to realign the pieces into a new and different power structure. Change is indeed coming. And when it comes, you will never see the same nation again.

And that is only the beginning.

And I thought I would never be able to experience what the ordinary, moral German felt in the mid-1930s. In those times, the savior was a former smooth-talking rabble-rouser from the streets, about whom the average German knew next to nothing. What they did know was that he was associated with groups that shouted, shoved, and pushed around people with whom they disagreed; he edged his way onto the political stage through great oratory and promises. Economic times were tough, people were losing jobs, and he was a great speaker. And he smiled and waved a lot. And people, even newspapers, were afraid to speak out for fear that his “brown shirts” would bully them into submission. And then, he was duly elected to office, a full-throttled economic crisis at hand [the Great Depression]. Slowly but surely he seized the controls of government power, department by department, person by person, bureaucracy by bureaucracy. The kids joined a Youth Movement in his name, where they were taught what to think. How did he get the people on his side? He did it promising jobs to the jobless, money to the moneyless, and goodies for the military-industrial complex. He did it by indoctrinating the children, advocating gun control, health care for all, better wages, better jobs, and promising to re-instill pride once again in the country, across Europe, and across the world.

He did it with a compliant media–did you know that? And he did this all in the name of justice and . . . change. And the people surely got what they voted for.

(Look it up if you think I am exaggerating.)

Read your history books. Many people objected in 1933 and were shouted down, called names, laughed at, and made fun of. When Winston Churchill pointed out the obvious in the late 1930s while seated in the House of Lords in England (he was not yet Prime Minister), he was booed into his seat and called a crazy troublemaker. He was right, though.

Don’t forget that Germany was the most educated, cultured country in Europe. It was full of music, art, museums, hospitals, laboratories, and universities. And in less than six years–a shorter time span than just two terms of the U. S. presidency–it was rounding up its own citizens, killing others, abrogating its laws, turning children against parents, and neighbors against neighbors. All with the best of intentions, of course. The road to Hell is paved with them.

As a practical thinker, one not overly prone to emotional decisions, I have a choice: I can either believe what the objective pieces of evidence tell me (even if they make me cringe with disgust); I can believe what history is shouting to me from across the chasm of seven decades; or I can hope I am wrong by closing my eyes, having another latte, and ignoring what is transpiring around me.

Some people scoff at me, others laugh, or think I am foolish, naive, or both. Perhaps I am. But I have never been afraid to look people in the eye and tell them exactly what I believe–and why I believe it.

I pray I am wrong. I do not think I am.

Best regards

tps
I don't think tps is wrong. I just hope tps is wrong.

The Dollard post that prompted the above is well worth reading, too -- Updated Audio Shocker: Obama’s Gestapo Plan Created Over Two Years Ago With Jew Emanuel In Chicago
November 13th, 2008 Posted By drillanwr
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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ayers' BFF Obama


Bill Ayers writes that Barack Obama is a "family friend" in a new afterword to his 1981 book, Fugitive Days: Memoirs. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Ayers wrote,
"We had served together on the board of a foundation, knew one another as neighbors and family friends, held an initial fund-raiser at my house, where I’d made a small donation to his earliest political campaign."
That is at odds with how Obama described his relationship with Ayers at the Philidelphia Democrat debate. George Snuffleuppagus asked -

Senator, if you get the nomination, you'll have to -- (applause) -- (inaudible).

I want to give Senator Clinton a chance to respond, but first a follow-up on this issue, the general theme of patriotism in your relationships. A gentleman named William Ayers, he was part of the Weather Underground in the 1970s. They bombed the Pentagon, the Capitol and other buildings. He's never apologized for that. And in fact, on 9/11 he was quoted in The New York Times saying, "I don't regret setting bombs; I feel we didn't do enough."
An early organizing meeting for your state senate campaign was held at his house, and your campaign has said you are friendly. Can you explain that relationship for the voters, and explain to Democrats why it won't be a problem?

SEN. OBAMA: George, but this is an example of what I'm talking about.

This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood, who's a professor of English in Chicago, who I know and who I have not received some official endorsement from. He's not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis.

And the notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago when I was 8 years old, somehow reflects on me and my values, doesn't make much sense, George.


The fact is, is that I'm also friendly with Tom Coburn, one of the most conservative Republicans in the United States Senate, who during his campaign once said that it might be appropriate to apply the death penalty to those who carried out abortions.

Do I need to apologize for Mr. Coburn's statements? Because I certainly don't agree with those either.

So this kind of game, in which anybody who I know, regardless of how flimsy the relationship is, is somehow -- somehow their ideas could be attributed to me -- I think the American people are smarter than that. They're not going to suggest somehow that that is reflective of my views, because it obviously isn't.
Obama doesn't understand that Coburn, unlike Ayers, was never a terrorist who set bombs. It's that moral equivalence thing.

Bill Ayers also disputes his role in the Weather Underground bombings of the Pentagon.

"I killed no one, and I harmed no one, and I didn’t regret for a minute resisting the murderous assault on [Vietnam] with every ounce of my being," Ayers writes.

He denies a quote attributed to him in 2001: "I don’t regret setting bombs. I wish we’d set more bombs. I don’t think we did enough." The quote was widely republished during the presidential campaign.

Ayers writes, "I never actually said that I 'set bombs,' nor that I wished there were 'more bombs.' "
Bill Ayers was not just strolling past the Pentagon May 19, 1972 and, OMG, a bomb went off. Ayers wrote in his memoir,
"Everything was absolutely ideal on the day I bombed the Pentagon. The sky was blue. The birds were singing. And the bastards were finally going to get what was coming to them."

In a New York Times article published September 11, 2001, No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives; In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen, Ayers is quoted saying,

"I don't regret setting bombs. I feel we didn't do enough."
Who the heck do we believe here? Bill Ayers, Marxist, terrorist, traitor, liar? Or seditious CBS News and New York Times? Or Barack Obama, Marxist Usurper-elect? Whew, this is a tough one.

We've all heard about honor among thieves. When caught they tend to rat out each other. The very unusual suspects here are all lying and within the lies is the truth. Ayers planted and set off the bomb at the Pentagon. Obama and Ayers are close working and personal friends and neighbors. The media components would do anything to scoop the other, even if it means sacrificing a good narrative for the truth.

And Friday morning Chris Cuomo interviews Bill Ayers on ABC's Good Morning America. Fifteen minutes of fame stretches along with truth, good taste, and decency.




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Palin Africa Confusion Hoax - MSNBC Apologizes

MSNBC retracted the story they reported as gospel fact that Gov Sarah Palin didn't know that Africa is a continent not a country or the countries involved in NAFTA. Obviously MSNBC believes in the better late than never news philosophy - report first, investigate later.

The Associated Press is reporting that
MSNBC was the victim of a hoax when it reported that an adviser to John McCain had identified himself as the source of an embarrassing story about former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Network spokesguy, Jeremy Gates explained,
"The story was not properly vetted and should not have made air. We recognized the error almost immediately and ran a correction on air within minutes."
Not properly vetted? Almost immediately? That's not a victim. That's a willing participant. MSNBC desperately wanted dirt on Palin's intellect and they jumped at the first lunacy offered and they ran, ran like the wind, with it.

The source of the story and the hoax is a "flog" a fake blog disquised to look real. In this case it was the Eisenstadt Group, Martin Eisenstadt's Blog and The Harding Institute for Freedom and Democracy.

Eisenstadt the source for Sarah Palin Africa leak… and proud of it.
November 10th, 2008. by Marty

UPDATE (scroll down for original post)…. MSNBC did a nice “Breaking News” piece on me with David Schuster interviewing my fellow pundits, “Republican strategist”
Todd Boulanger and “Democratic strategist” David Goodfriend about my difficult decision to come clean as the source of the Africa story. MSNBC tried to reach me today for an on-camera interview as well, but I was traveling between DC and New York when the story aired. I certainly have my issues with NBC, and even Keith Olbermann’s used me as a source on several occasions, so at least it was nice that this time they gave me full attribution.


What a bunch of rubes! Heck, the media even ignored the fact that Sarah Palin has a Journalism degree and worked as a reporter. She was one of them, geez!




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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Obama Gov't Rife and Replete with Antiques


The One Obama was to be the "fresh faced alternative" to the politics of the past. Throughout the two year presidential campaign, Barry decried the divisive politics of the past, promising change, at least the hope of change. Now that he has bought won the office of president, the ossified faces of the fetid Clinton administration are vivified before our very eyes, nevermind Obama's own words in South Carolina a year ago,
"I am in this race because I don't want to see us spend the next year re-fighting the Washington battles of the 1990s. I don't want this election to be about the past, because if it's about the future, we all win."
Apparently Obama's idea of leaving the past behind is taking a spin in The Wayback Machine, but without the charm of Mr. Peabody and Sherman. The Usurper-elect's
government-in-waiting is rife with officials from the Clinton administration. [John] Podesta was a senior Clinton White House aide, as was Obama's choice for chief of staff, Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.).

Warren Christopher, who served as President Clinton's first secretary of State and is a partner at the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles, is heading up the transition for the State Department, and former Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) is preparing things at the Pentagon.
And let's not forget Joe Biden (or do) as Vice-President who's been in Washington for like...forever. Oh, did you know his Dad was not a blue collar working stiff but an upscale condo real estate dealer? Yep, that's the hardscrabble background Joe is fond of reciting along with recent memories of hanging out in Home Depot parking lots, which is really creepy, and chatting up old fiends in restaurants long defunct.

Voters were afraid of a Bush third term. What they think they're getting is something new and different. Too soon the frost is off the pumpkin and the Carter-Clinton administration will be ensconced in the White House with all the accompanying baggage.

Yippee!!





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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Foreign Pres-elect Ignorant of American Tradition


Reports say President Bush and aides are pretty pissed off about leaks from the Obama tribe concerning the private meeting Monday between Pres. Bush and Sen. (Pres-elect) Obama. The two met in private without their staffs, but information about the conversation was leaked to the press. The Bush men see this as an attempt to undermine the President's policies. Obama tribesmen deny, deny, deny.

A Presidential spokesman, speaking anonymously, said,

"Senator Obama may not be familiar with a long-standing tradition of presidents holding their private conversations, private."
In Obama's defense, he may not have known of the tradition because he's not an American citizen. The post-election meetings between outgoing and incoming Presidents have been going on for a very long time -- about 200 years. It's understandable that a foreigner would not know this.




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Monday, November 10, 2008

Executive Order or Diktat?


Rule by fiat in a democratic republic should strike everyone of every political stripe, Republican, Democrat, Independent, and Constitution as far more than just wrong. It is dangerous.

The danger is that rule by Executive Order bypasses the legislative branch and constraints and is not subject to judicial review. Executive Order was once a temporary expedient that has become a norm to power. There was a time not long ago when the campaign winning party did not take power or rule. A new administration was sworn to uphold the Constitution and administer the laws and institutions of the United States of America. When did taking power and ruling become the American way?

Sen. Barack Obama, not yet even President-elect until the Electoral College votes, has already declared he will 'rule' by Executive Order, by fiat, by decree, by diktat.


President-elect Obama plans to use his executive powers to make an immediate impact when he takes office, perhaps reversing Bush administration policies on stem cell research and domestic drilling for oil and natural gas.

John Podesta, Obama's transition chief, said Sunday Obama is reviewing President Bush's executive orders on those issues and others as he works to undo policies enacted during eight years of Republican rule. He said the president can use such orders to move quickly on his own.

"There's a lot that the president can do using his executive authority without waiting for congressional action, and I think we'll see the president do that," Podesta said. "I think that he feels like he has a real mandate for change. We need to get off the course that the Bush administration has set."
Many more people than a single Republican congressman have expressed concern over the willingness of Obama and his transition team to resort to fiat first over any attempt to work through the normal and correct avenues of representative democracy. Some have expressed concern about the establishment of a civilian security force, a name familiar to Cubans, that will do something unspecified and a new kind of court system to try the inmates of Guantanamo. But when they are all tried, then what happens to the new expensive and complex new justice system?


A Republican congressman from Georgia said Monday he fears that President-elect Obama will establish a Gestapo-like security force to impose a Marxist or fascist dictatorship.

"It may sound a bit crazy and off base, but the thing is, he's the one who proposed this national security force," Rep. Paul Broun said of Obama in an interview Monday with The Associated Press. "I'm just trying to bring attention to the fact that we may — may not, I hope not — but we may have a problem with that type of philosophy of radical socialism or Marxism."
(...)

"That's exactly what Hitler did in Nazi Germany and it's exactly what the Soviet Union did," Broun said. "When he's proposing to have a national security force that's answering to him, that is as strong as the U.S. military, he's showing me signs of being Marxist."
Executive Order has always bothered and worried me and it should all freedom loving people. The EO gives a President of a free nation the power to do just about anything they want to do with very little, if anything, standing in their way. Barack Obama would go a long way in allaying my fears by bringing change to Executive Orders. He could start by not starting his administration with that tool. Also, by proposing a time limit of, say, six months after which the EO must be reviewed and voted upon by both Houses of Congress to either continue or stop the order.

Rule by Executive Order is not democratic, not fair, not change I can live with.




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Sunday, November 09, 2008

WW II Navy Vet Laid to Rest Today

Fourteen months after his death, my Father was delivered to his final resting place early this morning. His ashes were committed to the Pacific Ocean depths as he had requested to spend his eternity with the men and women who lost their lives fighting in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

On the deck of the USS Gary for the Naval Burial at Sea ceremony was my nephew, CTT3 Seth D. Buda, USN, who grew up with his Grandfather close at hand to love and guide him. Seth loved his Grandpa very much. These are his words -

Joseph Frank Buda joined his shipmates past at sea on this day November 9th 2008 at 0620.

It was an honor he chose me for this, not because he was my grandfather, but because he was an honest God fearing man that always held strong to his word and was a hero of the highest caliber to this country and his family. This honorable event took place aboard the USS Gary FFG-51 at the latitude longitude of 32.43Nx117.44.9W.

I was in question with myself if someone lives on after death. No longer is this a question to me, for the seas were alive like a herd of wild horses, with about 5 to 7 feet swells. The clouds looked as if God himself had opened the gates to heaven for him. Just as the sun broke the top of the clouds I could feel my grandfather run through me in the form of the chill breeze and the warm sun rays. He had finally made it home.

Fair seas and following winds Shipmate, you will be missed.


CTT3 Seth D. Buda

Buckley AFB Denver, Co 2003-2005
USS McCampbell DDG-85 2005-2007
USS Gary FFG-51 2007-Present
Thank you, Seth. You're a good man, a good Grandson, and I am very proud to be your Uncle.




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