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Behold: The Republican Party’s first homosexual Presidential Candidate

Yup, I mean this guy: (H/T HotAir)

Yep, ol’ closeted idiot homo Lindsey Grahamnesty is running for President.

Quote:

“I’m not doing it to make a statement. I’m doing it to change the country and offer what I have to offer to the American people, and to my party. And I think I’m uniquely qualified to deal with the threats we’re talking about. So when I hear a United States Senator trying to rationalize that Iraq created the problems in France, and when I hear some libertarians on my side of the aisle associated with the Republican Party say that it is our interventionist policy that has brought people down on us, they don’t know what they’re talking about. When I hear the president of the United States and his chief spokesperson failing to admit that we’re in a religious war, it really bothers me. And I want to be somebody who can talk about the world as it really is.”

Of course, Lindsey’s gay lover buddy, Juan McSame is ecstatic:

My illegitimate son Lindsey Graham is exploring that option,” two-time presidential candidate [Sen. John McCain] said, prompting laughter from reporters during a press conference on the prison at Guantanamo Bay. “So I am strongly encouraging Sen. Lindsey Graham, particularly with the world the way it is today. No one understands the world today in the way that Lindsey Graham does, in my view.

I will tell you this; if this idiot is even remotely serious; the Conservative wing of the GOP and the liberal left will make mincemeat out of this man and his political career. So, Lindsey, if you have any sort of common sense, stay out of this very important Presidential race.

No, not Romney again

No, not him again. :roll:

Mitt Romney forcefully declared his interest in a third presidential run to a room full of powerful Republican donors Friday, disrupting the fluid 2016 GOP field as would-be rival Jeb Bush was moving swiftly to consolidate establishment support.

Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee, has been mulling another campaign for several months, but his comments Friday marked a clear step forward in his thinking and come amid mounting tensions between the Romney and Bush camps.

“I want to be president,” Romney told about 30 donors in New York. He said that his wife, Ann — who last fall said she was emphatically against a run — had changed her mind and was now “very encouraging,” although their five sons remain split, according to multiple attendees.

via Romney to GOP donors: ‘I want to be president.’ – The Washington Post.

The last time around, I supported Mitt Romney and his quest to be President. This time around, not so much. If the GOP selects this guy to be their choice for President of the United States; then they deserve to get trounced in the election again in 2016. The middle working class in this Country simply do not want some rich guy telling them what is wrong with the Country. Mitt Romney might have saved the Olympics and he might have been a good business person; but that is not the only need for being a politician. The person has to be likeable. Mitt Romney comes off to middle class working people as stiff, arrogant, and aloof.

Also too, let’s just be real here. Mitt Romney is nothing more than a mushy moderate. The GOP needs someone who will stand in clear contrast to the big spending, big Government, socialist idiocy of the Democratic Party. We need someone in the GOP, who will, rather forcefully, assert that the Democrats under Obama have basically screwed this Country into the ground and that under his leadership, under his leadership that America’s standing in the world has slipped greatly.

I just do not feel that Mitt Romney has that ability; not only that, but, Romney simply refuses to take the gloves off and fight for White House. He would not do it in the last election with Obama, for fear of being called a racist. Which now, is a major handicap.

Put simply: The GOP can do better than Romney, Jeb Bush or Chris Christie. There a bunch of contenders who would far better than them three knuckleheads.

 

Others: Washington Post, BostonGlobe.com, FiveThirtyEight, BuzzFeed,Business Insider, Outside the Beltway, Mashable, Lawyers, Guns & Money,American Spectator, The Huffington Post, Hit & Run, Mediaite and The Daily CallerAddicting Info and The Hugh Hewitt ShowThe Hugh Hewitt Show, Daily Signal and Weasel ZippersWall Street Journal, Washington Post, No More Mister Nice Blog, Joe. My. God., Politico and National Review

As Christian Conservative, I do NOT support this!

As many of you know, I am a Paleoconservative; which basically means that I am opposed to wilsonian foreign policy. I am also a bit of a racial realist. However, this story here is not something I happen to think is funny, or even remotely acceptable.

The video:

WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Terry Turner was ringing in the new year with her granddaughter Wednesday evening when a crash at the front of her home startled her.

She was in the back bedroom of her home when three windows in the front of the house were broken by heavy rocks. Frantic, she dialed 911 and slipped out the bedroom window with her granddaughter into her back yard, fearing that people were in her home.

When Limestone County Sheriff’s deputies arrived, they found the scene pictured above. They discovered that rocks had been thrown through three windows and a racial slur had been spray-painted on her home.

via Limestone County home vandalized with racist graffiti | WHNT.com.

Now, some people would say, “Well, it is Alabama.” Sorry, that is not even remotely acceptable. American citizens should be able to live where they darned well please, without fear of something like this happening to them. Whether they be black, white or any other race. Incidents like this right here, are why civil rights laws were created in this Country. Hopefully, Obama’s justice department will look into this one.

Others: WAFF-TV, Hinterland Gazette, Raw Story and theGrio

Early Tuesday morning short takes

  1. Ugh. – Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the House majority whip, acknowledged Monday that he spoke at a gathering hosted by white-supremacist leaders while serving as a state representative in 2002, thrusting a racial controversy into House Republican ranks days before the party assumes control of both congressional chambers.
  2. Yeesh… – Rep. Michael Grimm has decided to resign from Congress in the wake of his guilty plea on a felony tax evasion charge, sources told the Daily News Monday night.Grimm (R-S.I.) said after he entered his plea last week that he planned to continue serving in the House. But he reversed course after speaking Monday to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who has taken a hard line on GOPers facing ethics charges.
  3. WTF?!?!?!? – Natalie Heimel and her fiancé, Edward Mallue Jr., a pair of captains in the Army, were walking from their wedding rehearsal on Saturday at the 16th tee box at Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course in Hawaii when they were informed they’d have to move their wedding, scheduled for the next day. President Barack Obama wanted to play through.
  4. Heh, good luck with that one. – Few questions in American political debate recur with the regularity of this one: Can Democrats win the white working class?

Also too, see in a blog posting reacting to number 4; this on a progressive blog:

Yep. And the votes of Latinos and white-working-class folk are interchangeable, too, as Waldman also notes. Now it’s not true in presidential elections that all votes are equal, thanks to the Electoral College. But maybe we can fix that some day.

Now, I don’t know about you; but, I read that above quoted as saying that the liberal I quoted, wants black and latino votes to count more or be more important that working class white votes — or white votes, period.  Now that, to me, sounds like a slipping of the mask and a full admission of a fascist mentality among the progressive left. Which brings me to my second point: Much has been ballyhooed over the course of many years among the White Nationalist’s about how the blacks and latino; and yes, even Jews — want us white americans in chains and slaves to the said minority races. Now, for many years, I have rejected that sort of thought as utter nonsense. Now, I am honestly starting to wonder about that — and this is proof as to why.

We live in some interesting times, to say the least.

Merry Christmas 2014

December 1936: “Christmas dinner in home of Earl Pauley near Smithfield, Iowa. Dinner consisted of potatoes, cabbage and pie.” Photograph by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

(via Shorpy Blog)

In previous years, I have put Bible verses in here during this time.

This year, I will simply wish all of my readers a very Merry CHRISTmas!

Remember, he IS the REASON for the season!

A video:

 

Update: I wrote this last year, and I still feel the same way now:

As a Fundamental Baptist, I celebrate the Birth, Death, and the resurrection of Jesus Christ every day of my life. So, the special holiday is a bit pointless to me.

As a paleoconservative, I will celebrate, when the United States of America stops occupying foreign lands. I will celebrate whenALL of our troops finally come home from war. I will celebrate when the neoconservative right and the internationalist Democratic leftists are finally defeated and American returns to its “America first” roots.

I will celebrate Christmas, when the United States of America stops spying on its own people, and we can live in a truly free society without wonder whether or not the Government and big tech companies like Google, facebook, and twitter are not sharing our information with the Government.

I will celebrate Christmas, when the United States of America stops its insane policy of importing over 90% of its goods from foreign lands and begins building its products here in this Country. I will celebrate Christmas, when the persecution of Christians around the world stops. I will celebrate Christmas, when the media persecution of Christians in America ceases to exist.

I will celebrate Christmas when the poor and disadvantaged are giving a chance to succeed in life and not just given a handout. I will celebrate Christmas, when the Republican Party looks at the middle class and TRULY wants to help them keep their money and not just treat them as a major pain the Party’s rear end.

I will celebrate Christmas, when the Conservative movement starts to move away from the extremism that has encroached its ranks. I will celebrate Christmas, when both of these political sides of the aisle can actually talk to one another again, instead of talking past each other. I will celebrate Christmas, when the political blogosphere on the right and the left actually starts being civil to one another again, and to each other.

I will celebrate Christmas, when political correctness is finally defeated, and reality is no longer viewed as hateful or even worse — racist.

I will celebrate Christmas, when black on white crime is actually reported in the media and given the same amount of scrutiny as white on black crime, or black on black crime. I will celebrate Christmas, when people who choose to own guns and protect the second amendment are not seen as freaks, crazy; or even as domestic terrorists.

I will celebrate Christmas, when a man, of any color, can walk down the streets of any inner city and no be afraid for his life. I will celebrate Christmas, when a homeowner can leave his doorsunlocked anywhere in America and not have worry about his home being robbed or worse.

Most importantly, I will celebrate Christmas, when America’s politics, banking, entertainment and media are once again controlled, financed by true, real, Anglo-Saxon Americans again and not by immigrants from other Countries, who do not have America’s best interests in mind. Furthermore, I will celebrate Christmas, when special interest groups like The Southern Poverty Law Center, GLAAD, NAACP, AIPAC, the Center for American Progress, Open Society Foundation and many other leftist organizations are all officially out of business for good.

I will celebrate Christmas; when the Democratic Party begins to move from its Marxist extremism position and finds its moral compass and center — and comes back to the working middle class in this Country and treats them with the respect and dignity that they very much deserve — not like a tax target and target of disdain and ridicule.

I will celebrate Christmas; when every American in this Country, who wants to work — can get a job and keep it — and make a good living for himself and his family. This includes myself.

Until that time, I will continue to do what I do here on this blog.

Merry Christmas everyone, and please remember those this fine holiday; who have nothing to celebrate.

 

The Monday Afternoon Music Express – Special Memorial Edition, Presents Joe Cocker

.Go, be with the angels, soul shouter.

One of the greats of the 1960’s has left us for the great beyond.

His best stuff below:

The singer song-writer from Sheffield had a career lasting more than 40 years with hits including You Are So Beautiful and Up Where We Belong.

His agent Barrie Marshall confirmed that he had died of an undisclosed illness.

He said he was “simply unique” and “it will be impossible to fill the space he leaves in our hearts.”

Known for his gritty voice, Cocker began his singing career in the pubs and clubs of Sheffield in the 1960s before hitting the big time.

He was propelled to pop stardom when his version of The Beatles’ With A Little Help from My Friends reached number one.

His duet with Jennifer Warnes, Up Where We Belong – from An Officer And A Gentleman – hit number one and went on to win both a Grammy and an Academy Award.

via BBC News – Singer Joe Cocker dies aged 70.

Obama just capitulated to the communists in Cuba

This is terrible….just awful.

Fausta’s Blog and Babalu Blog have the details.

Here’s the truth via Val Prieto:

So the Obama administration traded 3 spies implicated in the murder of US citizens for a humanitarian worker and an “unknown” intelligence source. Because bowing to communists and terrorists is what Obama and his cohorts do best.

This is a major setback for the opposition and dissident movements in Cuba. The Obama administration, by making this “deal”, has confirmed that they are OK with the repression, brutality, incarceration, and murder the castro regime foists upon the opposition. And I will once again say what I have been saying since day one of this farce of a presidential administration, for the record: faced with the fact that he is, by far, the worst President this nation has ever seen, and with no true positive legacy, Obama is relying on the low hanging fruit of the Cuban embargo to placate the left. Look for President Executive Action to undermine codified US Cuba policy.

Obama is set to speak on this at noon today. Listen as the president tramples upon the rule of law, justice, the Cuban-American community and freedom loving Cubans on the island

 Capital Hill Cubans are not happy either:

For over five years, the Castro dictatorship has held American development worker, Alan Gross, as its hostage for helping the Cuban people connect to the Internet.

This shows the cruel extent to which the Castro dictatorship is willing to go in order to try to silence its own people.

With Gross’ hostage-taking, the Castro dictatorship has sought to coerce the Obama Administration into releasing Cuban spies imprisoned in the United States and to unilaterally ease sanctions.

Today, this innocent American, who should have never been imprisoned in the first place, is returning home to his wife and daughters.

But sadly, rather than being released unconditionally, the Obama Administration has acquiesced to the Castro regime’s coercion.

While we are relieved at the release of this American hostage today, there are 11 million Cubans that remain hostages of Castro’s brutal regime.  Moreover, repression in Cuba today is at a historic high.

In exchange for Gross’ release, the Obama Administration will announce the release of three Cuban spies imprisoned in the United States for crimes, including a conspiracy to kill Americans.

Today, our hearts go out to the families of those young Americans, the pilots of the Brothers to the Rescue planes disintegrated in international waters by Cuban MIGs, who were murdered by the Castro regime with the help of these Cuban spies.

The Obama Administration will additionally announce that it will use its executive authority to ease a set of U.S. sanctions — also in exchange for Gross’ release.

As a result of these actions, the world today will be less safe.

Rogue regimes throughout the world will take note that you can take American hostages and will be rewarded with policy concessions.

Moreover, that rogue regimes can murder Americans, have U.S. courts and juries duly convict those involved — and see justice aborted by a stroke of the President’s pen.

Fausta, writing over at Da Tech Guy’s Blog says:

Obama is trying to cement his legacy. Human rights be damned.

I feel very sad right now; sad for the freedom fighters who have given their lives for human rights in Cuba. I feel sad for the families of the men who were killed, when Cuba shot down two planes belonging to Brothers to the Rescue. Details on that, right here.

Also, let me say this; and I fully know that this is not politically correct to say, but…. How is it, that a life of a Jew is more important that lives of many Cubans, who simply wish to be free? It simply does not make sense. :mad:

A good example of why I really do not go to Church anywhere.

For the record, I don’t agree with everything that the dude below writes. However, when I saw this posting here by Darrell at “Stuff Fundies Like”; my heart went out to the guy. The reason is this here: I have been there and it sucks. Depression is a real thing and after 9/11, I had thoughts of suicide. Now my way of coping and handling it, might not have been what Darrell is doing. But, that does not take away from the fact that what he is going through is a very real thing.

Anyhow, click on the link to read: E-mails from Fundies: Depression Diagnosed at Stuff Fundies Like.

Some people ought not be allowed to call upon the name of Lord Jesus Christ, much less call themselves Independent, Fundamental, Baptists. :mad:

 

Jeb Bush says he is running for President

Oh Dear Lord in Heaven. :roll:

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!

Like many of you, our family was blessed with the opportunity to gather together over the recent Thanksgiving holiday.   

Columba and I are so proud of the wonderful adults our children have become, and we loved spending time with our three precious grandchildren.

We shared good food and watched a whole lot of football.

We also talked about the future of our nation. As a result of these conversations and thoughtful consideration of the kind of strong leadership I think America needs, I have decided to actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States.

In January, I also plan to establish a Leadership PAC that will help me facilitate conversations with citizens across America to discuss the most critical challenges facing our exceptional nation. The PAC’s purpose will be to support leaders, ideas and policies that will expand opportunity and prosperity for all Americans.

In the coming months, I hope to visit with many of you and have a conversation about restoring the promise of America.  

Best wishes to you and your families for a happy holiday season. I’ll be in touch soon.

Onward,

Jeb Bush

via  A Note from Jeb Bush.

I can assure you that if this guy really does run in 2016. I will not vote for him in the primary and if by chance he does get the nomination and I highly doubt that he will; I will vote third party. I will not vote for this man, and here is why:

  1. Common Core: This man supports this idiotic thing and I will never vote for any Republican who does support it.
  2. Amnesty: Jeb Bush supports it and I will not vote for any Republican who does support it.
  3. He is a Bush, he will do the same things as his brother did. He is hawk, when it comes to foreign policy. I will not support that, ever.

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Guest Voice: Jim Hightower: State legislatures are helping rich lenders rip-off Military personnel

I am posting this, because I find this one to be particularly disturbing. Here is the original story by the New York Times.

Take it away Jim!

Audio:

Loan sharks and their lobbyists really know how to put the “ick” in eth-icks.

Though they’ve tried to buff-up their public image by calling themselves “consumer lenders,” their game remains the same ethical mess it’s always been. They target poor and financially struggling people, entice them to borrow with come-ons touting “quick & easy” money, then hook them to installment loans with interest rates up to 36 percent. At such rates, it’s hard for these hard-hit people to repay the bank on time, so most are forced to keep borrowing more money just to pay down the previous loans. To make this even ickier, the sharks are especially fond of setting up their loan offices around Army bases so they can prey on America’s low-paid, financially-stressed soldiers.

The good news is that several state legislatures are taking action to provide relief. The bad news is that their relief is not for the borrowers, but the banks! With an army of lobbyists and a multimillion-dollar arsenal of campaign cash, the industry has already induced legislators to lift interest rate caps in eight states – most of which have a large number of military bases

Read the rest at:  Jim Hightower | State legislatures are helping rich lenders rip-off the poor.

 

The best words that John Mccain has ever spoken

These are the words of Senator John McCain from the Senate floor. Via his website:

“Mr. President, I rise in support of the release – the long-delayed release – of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s summarized, unclassified review of the so-called ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ that were employed by the previous administration to extract information from captured terrorists. It is a thorough and thoughtful study of practices that I believe not only failed their purpose – to secure actionable intelligence to prevent further attacks on the U.S. and our allies – but actually damaged our security interests, as well as our reputation as a force for good in the world.

“I believe the American people have a right – indeed, a responsibility – to know what was done in their name; how these practices did or did not serve our interests; and how they comported with our most important values.

“I commend Chairman Feinstein and her staff for their diligence in seeking a truthful accounting of policies I hope we will never resort to again. I thank them for persevering against persistent opposition from many members of the intelligence community, from officials in two administrations, and from some of our colleagues.

“The truth is sometimes a hard pill to swallow. It sometimes causes us difficulties at home and abroad. It is sometimes used by our enemies in attempts to hurt us. But the American people are entitled to it, nonetheless.

“They must know when the values that define our nation are intentionally disregarded by our security policies, even those policies that are conducted in secret. They must be able to make informed judgments about whether those policies and the personnel who supported them were justified in compromising our values; whether they served a greater good; or whether, as I believe, they stained our national honor, did much harm and little practical good.

“What were the policies? What was their purpose? Did they achieve it? Did they make us safer? Less safe? Or did they make no difference? What did they gain us? What did they cost us? The American people need the answers to these questions. Yes, some things must be kept from public disclosure to protect clandestine operations, sources and methods, but not the answers to these questions.

“By providing them, the Committee has empowered the American people to come to their own decisions about whether we should have employed such practices in the past and whether we should consider permitting them in the future. This report strengthens self-government and, ultimately, I believe, America’s security and stature in the world. I thank the Committee for that valuable public service.

“I have long believed some of these practices amounted to torture, as a reasonable person would define it, especially, but not only the practice of waterboarding, which is a mock execution and an exquisite form of torture. Its use was shameful and unnecessary; and, contrary to assertions made by some of its defenders and as the Committee’s report makes clear, it produced little useful intelligence to help us track down the perpetrators of 9/11 or prevent new attacks and atrocities.

“I know from personal experience that the abuse of prisoners will produce more bad than good intelligence. I know that victims of torture will offer intentionally misleading information if they think their captors will believe it. I know they will say whatever they think their torturers want them to say if they believe it will stop their suffering. Most of all, I know the use of torture compromises that which most distinguishes us from our enemies, our belief that all people, even captured enemies, possess basic human rights, which are protected by international conventions the U.S. not only joined, but for the most part authored.

“I know, too, that bad things happen in war. I know in war good people can feel obliged for good reasons to do things they would normally object to and recoil from.

“I understand the reasons that governed the decision to resort to these interrogation methods, and I know that those who approved them and those who used them were dedicated to securing justice for the victims of terrorist attacks and to protecting Americans from further harm. I know their responsibilities were grave and urgent, and the strain of their duty was onerous.

“I respect their dedication and appreciate their dilemma. But I dispute wholeheartedly that it was right for them to use these methods, which this report makes clear were neither in the best interests of justice nor our security nor the ideals we have sacrificed so much blood and treasure to defend.

“The knowledge of torture’s dubious efficacy and my moral objections to the abuse of prisoners motivated my sponsorship of the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005, which prohibits ‘cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment’ of captured combatants, whether they wear a nation’s uniform or not, and which passed the Senate by a vote of 90-9.

“Subsequently, I successfully offered amendments to the Military Commissions Act of 2006, which, among other things, prevented the attempt to weaken Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions, and broadened definitions in the War Crimes Act to make the future use of waterboarding and other ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ punishable as war crimes.

“There was considerable misinformation disseminated then about what was and wasn’t achieved using these methods in an effort to discourage support for the legislation. There was a good amount of misinformation used in 2011 to credit the use of these methods with the death of Osama bin Laden. And there is, I fear, misinformation being used today to prevent the release of this report, disputing its findings and warning about the security consequences of their public disclosure.

“Will the report’s release cause outrage that leads to violence in some parts of the Muslim world? Yes, I suppose that’s possible, perhaps likely. Sadly, violence needs little incentive in some quarters of the world today. But that doesn’t mean we will be telling the world something it will be shocked to learn. The entire world already knows that we water-boarded prisoners. It knows we subjected prisoners to various other types of degrading treatment. It knows we used black sites, secret prisons. Those practices haven’t been a secret for a decade.

“Terrorists might use the report’s re-identification of the practices as an excuse to attack Americans, but they hardly need an excuse for that. That has been their life’s calling for a while now.

“What might come as a surprise, not just to our enemies, but to many Americans, is how little these practices did to aid our efforts to bring 9/11 culprits to justice and to find and prevent terrorist attacks today and tomorrow. That could be a real surprise, since it contradicts the many assurances provided by intelligence officials on the record and in private that enhanced interrogation techniques were indispensable in the war against terrorism. And I suspect the objection of those same officials to the release of this report is really focused on that disclosure – torture’s ineffectiveness – because we gave up much in the expectation that torture would make us safer. Too much.

“Obviously, we need intelligence to defeat our enemies, but we need reliable intelligence. Torture produces more misleading information than actionable intelligence. And what the advocates of harsh and cruel interrogation methods have never established is that we couldn’t have gathered as good or more reliable intelligence from using humane methods.

“The most important lead we got in the search for bin Laden came from using conventional interrogation methods. I think it is an insult to the many intelligence officers who have acquired good intelligence without hurting or degrading prisoners to assert we can’t win this war without such methods. Yes, we can and we will.

“But in the end, torture’s failure to serve its intended purpose isn’t the main reason to oppose its use. I have often said, and will always maintain, that this question isn’t about our enemies; it’s about us. It’s about who we were, who we are and who we aspire to be. It’s about how we represent ourselves to the world.

“We have made our way in this often dangerous and cruel world, not by just strictly pursuing our geopolitical interests, but by exemplifying our political values, and influencing other nations to embrace them. When we fight to defend our security we fight also for an idea, not for a tribe or a twisted interpretation of an ancient religion or for a king, but for an idea that all men are endowed by the Creator with inalienable rights. How much safer the world would be if all nations believed the same. How much more dangerous it can become when we forget it ourselves even momentarily.

“Our enemies act without conscience. We must not. This executive summary of the Committee’s report makes clear that acting without conscience isn’t necessary, it isn’t even helpful, in winning this strange and long war we’re fighting. We should be grateful to have that truth affirmed.

“Now, let us reassert the contrary proposition: that is it essential to our success in this war that we ask those who fight it for us to remember at all times that they are defending a sacred ideal of how nations should be governed and conduct their relations with others – even our enemies.

“Those of us who give them this duty are obliged by history, by our nation’s highest ideals and the many terrible sacrifices made to protect them, by our respect for human dignity to make clear we need not risk our national honor to prevail in this or any war. We need only remember in the worst of times, through the chaos and terror of war, when facing cruelty, suffering and loss, that we are always Americans, and different, stronger, and better than those who would destroy us.

“Thank you.”

God Bless Him for standing up for what is right.

(via Memeoradum)

Jonathan Pollard is in prison and should stay there

This is a bunch of crap and if this is done, then the justice system in this Country is totally corrupt.

The Story:

The time has come for the US to release  so he can live the rest of his life as a free man, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told US Secretary of State John Kerry Saturday night, after Pollard was hospitalized on Friday after losing consciousness.

On Saturday evening activists working on behalf of Pollard’s release issued a statement saying that his wife Esther was told that he was not in danger, and would shortly be returned to the prison under the supervision of the infirmary there. He will apparently need surgery in the near future.

Netanyahu told Kerry “that after 30 years in prison the time has come for his release to live the rest of his life as a free man.”

The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations issued a statement saying that the reports of Pollard’s hospitalization, following his loss of consciousness, “underscore the need for immediate action for his release. It is regrettable and inexplicable that the Parole Board denied his application after serving 30 years, much of it in solitary confinement, far beyond anyone accused of a comparable crime. “

Pollard’s request for parole was denied last month. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in 1987 for spying for Israel.

via Netanyahu to Kerry: Pollard’s life in danger, let him die a free man.

Jonathan Pollard was a spy, working for the Government of Israel. He was caught, convicted and sentenced to life in Prison. For this crime, he should die in prison for it. Now, why do I say such a thing. This is why:

Allow me to remind my readers that John Demjanjuk was an innocent man, who viciously accused by the Germans, under pressure from Israel and various Jewish groups; of being a Nazi camp guard. The truth is, as rightly pointed by Pat Buchanan:

Not until paragraph 17 does one find this jolting fact: “No evidence was produced that he committed a specific crime.”

That is correct. No evidence was produced, no witness came forward to testify he ever saw Demjanjuk injure anyone. And the critical evidence that put Demjanjuk at Sobibor came — from the KGB.

Eventually, The Jews got their man and he died in a nursing home in Germany. However, this little tidbit comes up as well via Wikipedia:

In early June 2012, Ulrich Busch, Demjanjuk’s attorney, filed a complaint with Bavarian prosecutors claiming that pain medication Novalgin (known in the U.S. as Metamizole or dipyrone) that had been administered to Demjanjuk helped lead to his death. Busch asked prosecutors to open an investigation of five doctors and a nurse on suspicion of manslaughter and causing bodily harm.[133]

Now, can someone please explain to me why this pollard guy should even be released? Why? Because he is a Jew? Please. :roll: Our Justice system is supposed to be one that gives no regard to race, color, creed or social standing. If this is truly the case; then this spy ought to die in prison, just like anyone else convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

(Cross Posted at Before its news)

Some housekeeping….

Just a few things that I feel the need to announce to my readers….

 

  1. If you have not noticed yet, I have installed a new theme here on the blog. To be quite honest, the old look around here was about three years old. I mean, I am a conservative and all; but even I know when something is getting old and stale looking. Plus too, the American flag bit was getting to be a bit much. I mean, I love my Country and all; but the flag in the background was getting to be a bit cheesy looking. Plus, I just wanted to update things a bit.
  2. The truth is that I really have not been writing with the same frequency that I was a few years ago. I really needed to back off for a while; which I did for the good part of the summer, save writing a few things that really bothered me. This will change as we go into the election cycle, which is close to starting. One of things that I will admit to, after Bush left office, I felt like my reason to write was basically over. Then came Obama and the rise of the tea party. For a while, it was a great thing to write about; but then, the whole thing started sounding predictable and some of it, ridiculous. This is when I backed off and really wrote off the tea party movement as another movement co-oped by those with an agenda.

So, where are you going from here?

Well, to be honest. I plan to continue on writing. Just because Bush is gone, Obama is about done and possibly a Republican will be going into the white house, does not mean that I will automatically go into defend the so-called “Conservative” President. I am a man on principles and I usually do not compromise them at all. I will write against the President of the United States, whose principles go counter to mine; regardless of which Party that President happens to be from. I wrote against Bush in 2006, and after that as well. I also wrote against Obama and still do to this day.

So, anyways, that was the announcement.