Saturday, April 12, 2008

Muslim School Paid by Tax Dollars

Katherine Kersten from the StarTribune wrote a piece on the the Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy (TIZA), a K-8 charter school funded by taxpayer dollars. Here's the link to the current update and there's links included to the other article with in. You really have to read this to believe it.

A local tv station broke the fact that for the past 5 years this "school" did not fly the American Flag as required by being a charter school. When asked, the principal said it was because he did not know how to use the flag pole. I'm not making this up. Since the confrontation by the local tv station, they have started to fly the American Flag.

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It's 8:52 am and I'm still bitter and angry. (Oh and clinging to my Bible)

Check back later to see if Obama's right. I intend to check my bitter reading every few hours.


Update: Powerline has an update on the situation ... some lines from an old Michelle Obama, bless her heart, speech.


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I Rest My Case (Part 2)

Earlier I said that liberal America actually does not see anything wrong with what Obama said about small town America ... oh one more time:

So it's not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.



Via Hot Air ... I rest my case.


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Obama Family 5- America 0

I have tried to keep score here, so if I missed one of the Obama family's insults to white America just check out this article by Andy McCarthy.


Let's see now, Obama has called those who make racist comments (including his granddma), the  "typical white people", and considers a pregnancy a "punishment". His wife, bless her heart, thinks America is a mean and nasty place, and a place she has never been proud of until Barry ran for President. And after attending a church for 20 years that preached white America is the US of KKK, its no wonder Barry and his wife think white middle Americans are just a bunch of gun toten, bible tumpin, Mexican fearin, unedgicated, "po" white trash, as in "forgive them Karl, they know not what they do." And he calls us bigots. Oh brother.

How much do we all need to hear before we get a pretty good picture of what Barry thinks of America. I rest my case ... well until Barry spews forth some other bigoted comment.


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Obama's cynical (marxist?) view of middle class America

This morning Obama is desperately trying to spin away from comments he made about middle class white people a couple days ago ... but Powerline says it won't work. It's already out there.

And in case you missed what this neo-marxist elitist candidate had to say, one more time:
"So it's not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

Strange but true ... a lot of liberals in this country don't see what's wrong with this statement, so for them I will explain. We "cling" to our religion out of faith. WE know who the real hope and truth is. We know "The Way", and it is not you. We are not anti immigrant, just anti illegal immigrant and believe a government should protect its borders. We don't cling to guns, we believe in the second amendment. 

Marx told his followers that religion is the opiate of the people.  Those of us who follow a deep abiding faith are just frustrated, typical, angry white people. Not to mention in the socially elitist world that Obama and his other intellectuals live, we're all bigots. 

This is the socialist, intellectual, urban elites view of the rest of America. This is what they say to each other at their fund raisers and cocktail parties. "Poor white trash."

Obama is the racist, not us, and clearly the bigot, not us, and this calls for an apology. Something this guy has never done for anything, because he's not sorry, HE believes it.

Keep your Messiah. I'd vote for one of the anyone ever, but this guy.


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Friday, April 11, 2008

Clinton misstates wife's Bosnia tale

Come on Bill!!! How can you defend this???!!! What I would say is Sen Clinton trying to create a war story for herself when our troops are getting shot at everyday in Iraq is worse than robbing a bank.


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Petraeus/Crocker Testimony Proves Critics and Doubters Were Wrong

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Iraq News

Michael Yon, former Army Special Forces, (which has come in handy on occassion if you read his blog) turned "boots on the ground" journalist, has this op ed in the Wall Street Journal. Trust me, he knows his stuff more than anyone other than the General. (via HotAir).

I may well have spent more time embedded with combat units in Iraq than any other journalist alive. I have seen this war – and our part in it – at its brutal worst. And I say the transformation over the last 14 months is little short of miraculous.

Then, thumbing through my NY Times this morning here's an article that kinda jumped out at me.

The struggle for control of Sadr City is more than a test of wills with renegade Shiite militias. It has also become a testing ground for the Iraqi military, which has been thrust into the lead.


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Obama's Friends

Andrew McCarthy has done a good job of connecting a series of seemingly random comments and events in the political life of Barack Obama. What he uncoveres is a disturbing trend. Not guilt by association, rather a penchant for people who just find America a mean and nasty place.


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Don't Act Like Democrats

Thomas Sowell has an interesting column on how Republicans can win more vote from Black America. Don't try to out "gift" the Democrats. They do it better and have been doing it longer, says Sowell. Instead try telling the truth.

There is plenty to talk straight about, including all the things that the Democrats are committed to that work to the disadvantage of blacks, beginning with Democrats' adamant support of teachers' unions in their opposition to parental choice through vouchers.


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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Romney still in the political hunt

I think the VP spot is still up for grabs, but Mr Romney is a good possibility. Read about all the money he's rallying for the Senator here. That to me sends a message that Mitt's in the front running.

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Your Government At Work

So the Government does an audit and surprise ... bureaucrats are abusing the system. Presidents come and Presidents go ... but bureaucrats go on forever. I like the lingerie for jungle training. My sentiments exactly!


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The Torch and Tibet

It's hard to fathom as Americans just how hard it is to be a Tibetan in Tibet. Religious freedom is not tolerated despite what you might read. Monks and temples sanctioned by the Chinese and working with the Chinese are tolerated, but for the most part practicing Tibetan Buddhists are persecuted, jailed and yes, sometimes killed. Economically they are relegated to second class citizen status and their homeland has been taken over by Chinese who have been shipped into the province by the train load. The Dalai Lama is seen as an enemy of the state.


China rules Tibetans with an iron fist. Ask anyone who has run up against the security guards in blue. Maybe under the circumstances then you can understand why they are taking this opportunity to inform the world.



I almost never agree with James Carville but on this I do.



I also agree with John McCain.


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Strange Bedfellows


Instapundit calls the picture just plain creepy. The story is here on Engadget, owned by AOL.


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Obama's Grandma Redux

If it weren't so sad it would be funny. The latest Obama commercial featuring the very same Grandma he accused of being racist like the Rev Wright and then called "a typical white woman".

I have blogged on it here if you need a refresher. Thanks to Gateway on this.

Here's more from InstaProfessor and Here's the commercial:


Follow Up: Don't miss the Chicago Tribs story on Barack ... a little different than Time's.


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Columbia Trade

video

Hard to figure what the Democrats could be thinking in sabotaging the Columbia trade deal. It lowers tariffs on American goods like fertilizers, tractors and other farm equipment. Plus Columbia is in the fight of its life to keep the Marxists out and democracy in ... but that may very well be the problem. Gateway Pundit has a nice rundown

As far as the Democrats are concerned the wrong party is in control of Columbia


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New photos of Elvis in 1972 surface

A bow to the King.........

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Pelosi: Wouldn't meet with Vets for Freedom.

VETS SHARING 'GROUND TRUTH'
GROUP VISITS NEW YORK CITY TODAY

Article by Pete Hegseth........here's a peak
This "ground truth" she so adamantly seeks, where should it come from? Certainly not from Petraeus, who she accuses of "glorifying" things. And not the 45 Iraq War veterans from Vets for Freedom's California chapter - whom she refused to meet with yesterday in Washington.
Instead, she'll continue to draw on the latest Move- On.org political talking points - which haven't been updated since 2006.
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Another Obama Misstatement?

The WaPo gave the Messiah two Pinocchios for his lying about McCain's 100 year quote which we have documented extensively here ... and here.

Well the light, truth and ther way ... not so truthful again.

The Washington Post's Fact Checker, the esteemed Michael Dobbs, has given Mr. Obama two Pinnochios for the campaign's attempt to claim this was not a pledge to enter into the public financing system. "Obama's affirmative answer to the Midwest Democracy Network seems unequivocal," Dobbs writes. "Now that Obama is raising $1 million a day, his enthusiasm for public financing appears to have waned."





Read the whole thing.


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Good Ole Joe


You heard it live yesterday on the show. Now thanks to Hot Air it's been preserved. Click here to watch it again.


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Vets on the Hill a Huge Success

Stayed tuned, we'll be bringing you all the details.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

On Jay Rockefeller And The Democrats Hatred of All Things Military

By now I am sure you have heard about Senator Rockefeller's statement to a West Virginia Newspaper ... “McCain was a fighter pilot, who dropped laser-guided missiles from 35,000 feet. He was long gone when they hit. What happened when they [the missiles] get to the ground? He doesn’t know. You have to care about the lives of people. McCain never gets into those issues.”

Rather than rehash the entire episode I thought I might just point you to a post by Ed Morrisey that I think says it all.  Does this not actually reflect what most Democrats think of military service. Whether it's Dick Durbin's soliders remind him of Nazis, or John Kerry's soldiers terrorizing women and children at night, or Murtha's marines killed in cold blood or Obama's air raiding villages.


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Obama and the Hearings

The clip that each of the networks is playing tonight is the one where Obama poses a hypothetical to Ambassador Crocker. The media has portrayed it as a brilliant strategic question. I disagree. What you don't hear in the news clips is the beginning of the question. 


Obama asks the Ambassador if we could maintain the current status with either a complete withdrawal or drawdown to 30,00o, would that be acceptable. The Democrats I figure, were hoping he would answer with a hypothetical, yes. The Ambassador responds by saying that it would be impossible to maintain the current status with that kind of drawdown.

Then an interesting exchange takes place when Biden interrupts and says, "Ambassador that's not the question", immediately parroted by Obama (as he often does, re: debates) "That's not the question". Clearly, Crocker was answering the question it just wasn't the answer the Democrats were looking for.

I've included the entire exchange below. My guess is others noticed too.



As I said I think the Democrats, through Obama, had hoped Crocker would answer the hypothetical question with a hypothetical, it's just Crocker wouldn't take the bait. He never wavered. Victory he explained was when the Iraqis could defend themselves and we were not there yet.  Crocker 1 Democrats 0


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Free Speech Zones

I thought this was interesting ... Fox report on San Francisco getting ready for the Olympic Torch and demonstrations by supporters of Tibet. 



Free Speech Zones ... doesn't sound like much free speech in San Francisco ... the city tolerant enough to celebrate gay pride, homeless pride and every other kind of liberal pride ... but then again SF is home to a large Chinese population ... can't offend the constituents now can we.


I think Congressman Rohrabacher gets it ... too bad others do not.


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Medal Of Honor

I just wanted to take a moment to post this video of the Medal of Honor being awarded posthumously to Petty Officer and Navy Seal Michael Monsoor this afternoon. If you are not familiar with how he lost his life in Iraq and was awarded the medal ... please take a moment to play the video.



Petty Officer Monsoor is the fourth Medal Of Honor Winner in the War on Terror. I believe all have been awarded posthumously. 


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Levin Says Surge Has Failed

"The four-star general in charge of Iraq wants more time in a war that is now in its sixth year. Democrats say he's got until the November elections."

The hearings have started and General Petraeus learned that he is losing in Iraq. This was something that no doubt surprised the General as he was about to testify to the progress and success of the surge. But Carl Levin openned up the testimony and proceeded to tell the General he must be mistaken because the Democrats were sure he was losing. Read more here.


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Al_Sadr Losing - Media Wrong

For the last thirty minutes of yesterday's show, we attempted to explain why the main stream media was perhaps a little premature in declaring Al Sadr a victor in Basra and Sadr City. As it turns out, he may lose both. Already Iarq has taken control of Bosra and the port ... and is pressing forward in Sadr city ... Now we learn the million man march is off. Not looking good for the "Powerful" Sadr Army.


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Vets for Freedom Heroes Tour Heads to Capitol Hill

A much watch news story today as the National Heroes Tour and over 400 other veterans show their support to General Petraeus on Capitol Hill today. These are vets that took time off from their job to converge on Washington DC today, not paid protesters like the left likes to use. They believe in our mission, they were there. They have a message.

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Monday, April 7, 2008

Condi Campaigning For VP

I wouldn't mind it ... and George Will thinks its possible ...till. Dan Senor brought it up pn This Week with George Stephanopouls.



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The Bosra Story Untold

Powerline has a series of great posts on the real story of the Bosra offensive ... proof once again that the main stream media are too quick to decalre defeat. As opposed to a crushing defeat foir the Iraqi army ... turns out ... its become a galvanizing moment ... and by the way ... the fight continues. Read it here, and here.

And make sure you read Jack Kelly's column here.
Here's a snippet:

"It is rare in the annals of war for the side which is winning to seek a cease fire. And though Mr. al Sadr has said he wants one, Mr. Maliki hasn't said he'll grant one. "Security operations in Basra will continue," he said Monday. "

All of this seems to be backed by this report this morning

"Iraq's major Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish parties have closed ranks to force anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to disband his Mahdi Army militia or leave politics, lawmakers and officials involved in the effort said Sunday. "


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Ohio's lethal injection rules questioned

Sorry guys, you're not getting my sympathy on this one. Maybe we should ask people like POW's from Vietnam just what cruel and unusual punishment is because to me, this is splitting hairs. To receive the death penalty in this country, you had to do something pretty darn awful. Probably something that truly defines the term cruel and unusual. So sorry, a proven medical procedure to end your life in the gentlest way, I think you should be thankful for. Because I'm sure the victim and/or the victim's families could think of a few other ways to carry out the sentence. Read article here.

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Sunday, April 6, 2008

Iraq War Policy Debate Returns to Capitol Hill With Petraeus, Crocker Hearings

Here we go........this is what we've been waiting for. Article here.

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If I don't blog today ... I hope you understand

Of course I will have the Sunday morning Talk Show video up after 7PM ... but if I don't blog that much I hope you will understand ..... of course you will when you read this.


I was standing in line at Starbucks this morning when I saw this article:

In Web World of 24/7 Stress, Writers Blog Till They Drop

I kid you not. Now I have seen many bloggers seemingly write 24/7 as well as hold jobs as professors, lawyers, soldiers and doctors ... but this? Where did they find this? 


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