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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

From ACT: FBI Works to Prevent "October Surprise"

Dear Ed,

Understandably, Americans are focused on the economic crisis facing our country. But as the article below demonstrates, the threat of Islamic terrorism never sleeps. One can only imagine the negative impact on our already shaky financial and credit markets if a terrorist attack was successfully implemented on our soil sometime during the next five weeks.

FBI hunts American citizens trained overseas for terror
Feds launch dragnet to stop 'October surprise' attack

Posted: September 29, 2008 1:00 am Eastern

As Pakistani investigators hunt the terrorists behind the massive Marriott Hotel bombing in Islamabad, FBI agents in the U.S. have begun aggressively hunting for Americans who have recently returned from trips to Pakistan where they may have trained at al-Qaida camps, WND has learned.

A coast-to-coast dragnet has been launched partly in response to leads developed in the arrest of one of al-Qaida's "fixers" in the U.S., say FBI officials. They report the bureau is in a race against time to identify Pakistan-trained sleeper cells and disrupt a possible pre-election "October surprise."

For the first time since 9/11, counterterrorism field agents have been authorized to spy on young Muslim men and women – including American citizens – who have traveled to Pakistan without any specific evidence of wrongdoing.

Controversial new investigative guidelines approved by the Justice Department allow agents to monitor suspects and conduct undercover interviews even before opening formal investigations.
FBI headquarters has ordered its field offices to aggressively pursue anonymous tips and report back any suspicious activities in their Muslim communities. The intelligence will be immediately analyzed and shared in a threat matrix to avoid a repeat of the so-called "Phoenix memo" intelligence failure, officials say.

In the weeks prior to 9/11, an alert agent in the FBI's Phoenix office noted that several radical Middle Eastern men were taking flying lessons. He drafted a memo and sent it to headquarters, which promptly buried it, missing an opportunity to act before the disastrous hijackings of 9/11.
The FBI's new rules and current sense of urgency follow the recent interrogation of al-Qaida operative Aafia Siddiqui, an M.I.T.-educated scientist who fled to Pakistan after 9/11. She was arrested this summer in Afghanistan and brought back to the U.S. after sustaining injuries from a gun battle.

According to a federal indictment, Siddiqui was found with handwritten notes that referred to a "mass casualty attack" and listed various locations in the U.S. including Wall Street, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Plum Island and the Brooklyn Bridge. In addition, certain notes referred to the construction of "dirty bombs," chemical and biological weapons and other explosives.

Siddiqui's notes also discussed "mortality rates associated with certain of these weapons and explosives," the indictment says. Other notes referred to various ways to attack "enemies," including destroying reconnaissance drones, using underwater bombs and using gliders.
A computer thumb drive in Siddiqui's possession contained electronic correspondence that referred to specific "cells" and "attacks" by certain "cells," the indictment says. Other documents referred to "enemies," including the U.S., and discussed recruitment and training.

Officials say subsequent interrogations have revealed that possibly hundreds of American Muslims, many of them of Pakistani descent, have traveled to Pakistan in recent years to train at al-Qaida and Taliban madrassas and terror camps and have returned to the U.S. to carry out suicide attacks.

The revelation has shocked the politically sensitive FBI into abandoning its long-held policy of coordinating investigations in the Muslim community with Muslim-rights groups. Officials say it's more important than ever to track down Muslims who have traveled to Pakistan, and gather and disseminate intelligence quickly to disrupt possible terror plots before they can develop to an operational stage.

"There's some worry we may be in another Phoenix moment," one official said, "but this time we're determined to leave no stone unturned."

The formation of al-Qaida training camps inside Pakistan has been a major concern among U.S. security agencies since at least 2004, when Washington issued a rare intelligence directive to border agents to check young Pakistani male travelers –including Americans – for physical signs of military training.

As WND first reported, they were asked to look for "rope burns," "unusual bruises," "scars" and other possible injuries suffered from obstacle courses, firearms or explosives.

"Many of the individuals trained in the Pakistani camps are destined to commit illegal activities in the United States," warned the two-page DHS advisory that launched the special action.
According to another internal DHS document obtained by WND, the department more recently directed customs officers to escort passengers identified by "one-day lookouts" to secondary inspection, where they are subjected to a battery of questions to determine if they have visited terror camps in Pakistan.

American citizens of Pakistani descent also are under increased scrutiny. Over the past few years, U.S. authorities have arrested or investigated several Pakistani-American men who have trained at the camps during trips to Pakistan. One camp used photos of President Bush for target practice.

"The camps are a big concern," said a DHS official, who requested anonymity. "We are questioning U.S. citizens, as well as Pakistani nationals, as they come back to the states if the computer says they might have terrorist ties."

FBI Director Robert Mueller earlier this month cited the threat posed by the Pakistani terror-training camps while briefing Congress about the bureau's expanded investigative powers, which officially go into effect Oct. 1.

"We know that in western Pakistan now that there are camps in which individuals are being trained. The U.K. knows that very well because individuals who were involved in the 2005 attacks and later attacks had traveled to Pakistan for training in the camps and then come back," Mueller testified before the House Judiciary Committee. "I believe the American public would want us to do what is necessary to try to identify persons who had traveled to Pakistan, whatever their heritage, whatever their background, whatever their ethnicity, to determine who has gone to Pakistan to obtain that training and may be coming back to the United States to undertake an attack."

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., complained the new investigative rules would give FBI agents license to racially profile citizens.

FBI officials noted that the Marriott blast, which killed both U.S. Defense and State Department officials, signaled new techniques by al-Qaida-trained suicide terrorists. The dump-truck bomb they used was so massive, leaving a crater 30 feet deep and 60 feet wide, that it managed to severely damage the building even from beyond the concrete barriers protecting the perimeter of the building.

Also, investigators said that the hotel – a high-profile target that was used by Western diplomats as well as the CIA – had been targeted at least twice previously for attack, just as the U.S. embassy in Yemen had been hit in minor operations before this month's full-scale attack.

The repeat attacks indicate the terrorists are testing security, experts say. It also indicates they will keep coming back to the same target until they are successful in destroying it.

In the U.S., the World Trade Center was first attacked in 1993 and then again in 2001. A target the hijackers intended to strike but failed to hit on 9/11 was the U.S. Capitol. Terror analysts believe the Pentagon remains an al-Qaida target as well, since it was only partially damaged in the 9/11 operation.

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'Fair' Warning to Palin

Received in email;

By Robert Knight, Director, Culture and Media Institute.
September 30, 2008 | Volume 2, Issue 39

Well, don't say she hasn't been warned.

Sarah Palin cannot make even one mistake in Thursday's debate or she
will be cooked.

George Stephanopoulos said so Monday on ABC's Good Morning America:
Picking up on what Kevin Madden said in David Wright's piece: Number one for Sarah Palin, she cannot make a mistake. A major mistake particularly on foreign policy would be absolutely fatal to her

Good Morning America, like NBC's Today Show and CBS' The Early Show, played clips of Tina Fey doing her mocking impersonation of Palin on Saturday Night Live. 

When did comic impersonations become news?

And what about Palin's opponent, Joe Biden
What if he makes a gaffe, as he is wont to do? Last week, Biden said in a speech that, "When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television" to calm the nation. The stock market crashed in 1929, before TV and before Roosevelt was president.

No problem. The liberal media have Joe's back and won't make a big deal of it. Palin made no notable errors last week, yet she was still the one to be savaged. It's a pity Saturday Night Live can't remove their ideological blinders. What a great skit Biden might have inspired! Imagine Bill Murray coming back to portray Biden: "It's just like when George Washington climbed up on a tank to rally the troops at Gettysburg…"

Back to reality. During Thursday's debate, the press will be listening so hard for a Palin version of "macaca" that they probably won't even hear what Joe has to say.

"Macaca" was the word that helped sink the re-election campaign of Virginia Republican Sen. George Allen in 2006. He had used the word, which means "monkey" in some African nations, jokingly to describe a Democratic operative tracking his campaign events. Allen said his mother used to call him that when he messed up, the equivalent of "rascal."
No matter. The media decided that because the Democratic staffer was of Indian ancestry, macaca was an openly racist term, just the thing a sitting U.S. Senator would say in a racially diverse state like Virginia. The Washington Post in particular beat up Allen with macaca for the next month, using the term dozens of times. Allen never recovered and Jim Webb narrowly won his Senate seat.

Here's the rule of thumb: When a liberal misspeaks, it's a slip of the tongue. We all make mistakes. If you are a conservative, however, you commit an unforgivable sin that must be revisited a thousand times until you are out of Purgatory – or office, whichever comes first.

On Friday, Barack Obama made two mistakes that the media would have used to crucify McCain had he made similar errors.

First, Obama misstated that Henry Kissinger would support meeting enemies like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad without preconditions. Even when McCain corrected him, Obama repeated the point. Immediately after the
debate, Kissinger issued a statement that rebutted Obama in no uncertain terms. Gotcha! The media's reaction? Snore. Bury that sucker in reams of copy.

Another suitable moment for carving into a media bat came after John McCain showed his metal bracelet worn in memory of Cpl. Matthew Stanley, who was killed in Iraq. Obama noted that he, too, wore a bracelet for a fallen soldier. Then he forgot the name of Sgt. Ryan David Jopek and had to look down and read it.

It's not awful, and could happen to anybody, but can anyone honestly imagine that the media would have ignored this had McCain been the forgetful one? Another wrinkle: Jopek's mother, an Obama supporter who
had given him the bracelet, had e-mailed the Obama campaign and asked Obama not to use her son's name in either speeches or debates. As Newsbusters' Warner Todd Huston reported, the AP said Sunday that she
had, indeed, asked him not to do this, but had been okay with how Obama presented it during the televised debate. Again, imagine what the media would have done had McCain been asked by a parent not to
invoke a deceased son's name and then done so?

CMI just released a new special report, 'Character' the Most Important Issue in the Presidential Primary Debates. One striking finding was that the media asked the Democrats nearly twice as many "softball"
questions as they asked Republicans. Republicans got 25 percent softballs, Democrats 48 percent.

Being a liberal in a political campaign is a bit like being a cornerback in a fixed football game. He can take cheap shots at receivers all day, knowing the referees will never call him on it. Or the favored quarterback can throw all the bombs he wants, knowing that if one is picked off, the refs will find a way to nullify the play.

Sarah Palin had better be on her game Thursday, because the scribes are sharpening their poison pens and polishing their gun sights, otherwise known as cameras. They'll be ready to draw more blood than a bite from an Alaskan mosquito.

As for Joe, he can take comfort in the knowledge that his next gaffe won't have a long shelf life, and that he can sit back, Biden his time.

That Sound You Heard Today

Cross posted from Take Our Country Back.


That sound you heard today was Common Sense once thought to be dead and buried coming to life and coming home to roost.

That sound you heard today was the United States Constitution making itself noticed.

That sound you heard today was We The People getting our message made known.

That sound you heard today was socialists screaming from the rooftops in anguish and pain.

That sound you heard today was Collective Reasoning forcing itself upon the unreasonable and the intolerant.

That sound you heard today was the fat cats, crooks and robbers screeching in agony as their reign of deceit, lies and charlatanism being exposed.

That sound you heard today was Free Markets fixing itself in spite of government fabricated cure intrusion.

That sound you heard today was defective government meddling into financial markets coming to a screeching halt.

That sound you heard today was the sound of the demanding of Personal and Professional Accountability of those responsible for the current self-induced quagmire.

That sound you heard today was the sound of charlatans admitting, without the integrity to actually admit, failure.

That sound you heard today was the groans of those responsible being made known.

That sound you heard today were those trying to not get caught red-handed lying as being exposed as liars and having to face the American People for their lies.

That sound you heard today was the death of an unconstitutional Wall Street Bail Out Bill.

That sound you heard today was the politicians that actually still care about the United States Constitution standing up to be recognized as the Constitutional Caretakers that they are, both Democrat and Republican alike.

That sound you heard today was the Free Market Ghosts of days past being revived as if to say, "Leave us alone and we will take care of ourselves, thank you very much."

That sound you heard today was foolish people knowing that their days of defrauding the American People are gone.

That sound you heard today was a message being sent to CONgress and those in CONgress responsible for the self-induced idiocy CONgress has become: "The party is over."

That sound you heard today was the sound of We The People dictating to CONgress and not the other way around.

That sound you heard today was the American People reclaiming their Constitution and once more claiming it as their own as it does not belong to the government and never has.

That sound you heard today was the sound of Freedom annihilating the Socialist Demons of the Democrat and Republican Parties.

That sound you heard today was Free Enterprise reasserting itself.

That sound you heard today was Capitalism reasserting itself and granting the ability to either succeed or fail on one's own merit and not some governmental intrusion and fabricated reality.

That sound you heard today was Reality settling in.

That sound you heard today was Personal Responsibility raising its ugly head.

That sound you heard today was the inevitability of the official acknowledgment of the total and complete lack of leadership qualities of the Speaker of The House Nancy Pelosi being revealed for what it is...the worse leadership in the People's House in the history of this Nation.

That sound you heard today was the inevitability of the official acknowledgment of the total and complete lack of leadership qualities of the Senate leader Senator Harry Reid being revealed for what it is...the worse leadership in the People's Senate in the history of this Nation.

And I will ask the following: what program, policy or legislation of note that has had a positive influence on our Nation that the SoH Pelosi or Senate Leader Reid has accomplished in their two years of service? Someone please name me one. Just one. That is all I ask. I have been searching and I have not detected any. And they dare criticize others within and without or Nation? Please. Stop insulting our intelligence.

That sound you heard today was the Death Knell of American Socialism.


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Monday, September 29, 2008

Obama, ACORN, and the Current Crisis

H/T to America Needs Sarah Palin.

Posted by Mary Katharine Ham on September 29, 2008 at the Weekly Standard.

The extent to which Rep. Barney Frank, Sen. Chris Dodd, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Barack Obama himself are avoiding blame for this crisis despite symbiotic relationships with those who caused it is truly amazing.

The nerve with which they hold forth about "unbridled capitalism" and "deregulation" while conveniently forgetting their culpability in government interference in the market, which first pressured banks (via Community Reinvestment Act) and then incentivized banks (via Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) to make risky loans to people with troubled credit history.

Obama has been heavily involved with a certain group of community organizers that encouraged such behavior since the very beginning of his career— ACORN. I'm going to pull out a little bit of Stanley Kurtz's piece on this connection, but read the whole thing. The details are devastating, even if you know the basic outline already:

[Prominent Chicago ACORN activist Madeline Talbott] continued her effort to, as she put it, drag banks "kicking and screaming" into high-risk loans. A September 1993 story in The Chicago Sun-Times presents her as the leader of an initiative in which five area financial institutions (including two of her former targets, now plainly cowed - Bell Federal Savings and Avondale Federal Savings) were "participating in a $55 million national pilot program with affordable-housing group ACORN to make mortgages for low- and moderate-income people with troubled credit histories."
What made this program different from others, the paper added, was the participation of Fannie Mae - which had agreed to buy up the loans. "If this pilot program works," crowed Talbott, "it will send a message to the lending community that it's OK to make these kind of loans."
Well, the pilot program "worked," and Fannie Mae's message that risky loans to minorities were "OK" was sent. The rest is financial-meltdown history.
IT would be tough to find an "on the ground" community organizer more closely tied to the subprime-mortgage fiasco than Madeline Talbott. And no one has been more supportive of Madeline Talbott than Barack Obama.
As for Frank and Co., watch them deny, deny, deny the crisis in 2004, a year after the Bush administration tried to tighten up Fannie/Freddie oversight, so they could keep the gravy train moving. Republicans are not blameless in this by any means, as they still had a majority when reforms were suggested, but the brazenness with which Democrats are blaming today's crisis on the market they manipulated for their own gain should not be overlooked. Spread this video.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Man Who Never Was

By Tony Blankley
September 24, 2008

The mainstream media have gone over the line and are now straight-out propagandists for the Obama campaign.

While they have been liberal and blinkered in their worldview for decades, in 2007-08, for the first time, the major media consciously are covering for one candidate for president and consciously are knifing the other. This is no longer journalism; it is simply propaganda. (The American left-wing version of the Volkischer Beobachter cannot be far behind.)

And as a result, we are less than seven weeks away from possibly electing a president who has not been thoroughly or even halfway honestly presented to the country by our watchdogs -- the press. The image of Obama that the press has presented to the public is not a fair approximation of the real man. They consciously have ignored whole years of his life and have shown a lack of curiosity about such gaps, which bespeaks a lack of journalistic instinct.

Thus, the public image of Obama is of a "man who never was."

I take that phrase from a 1956 movie about a real-life World War II British intelligence operation to trick the Germans into thinking the Allies were going to invade Greece rather than Sicily in 1943. Operation Mincemeat involved the acquisition of a human corpse dressed as "Major William Martin, R.M.," which was put into the sea near Spain. Attached to the corpse was a briefcase containing fake letters suggesting that the Allied attack would be against Sardinia and Greece.

To make the operation credible, British intelligence concocted a fictional life for the corpse, creating a letter from a lover and tickets to a London theater -- all the details of a life, but not the actual life of the dead young man whose corpse was being used. So, too, the man the media have presented to the nation as Obama is not the real man.

The mainstream media ruthlessly and endlessly repeat any McCain gaffes while ignoring Obama gaffes. You have to go to weird little web sites to see all the stammering and stuttering that Obama needs before getting out a sentence fragment or two. But all you see on the networks is an eventually clear sentence from Obama. You don't see Obama's ludicrous gaffe that Iran is a tiny country and no threat to us. Nor his 57 American states gaffe. Nor his forgetting, if he ever knew, that Russia has a veto in the U.N. Nor his whining and puerile "come on" when he is being challenged. This is the kind of editing one would expect from Goebbels' disciples, not Cronkite's.

More appalling, a skit on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" last weekend suggested that Gov. Palin's husband had sex with his own daughters. That show was written with the assistance of Al Franken, Democratic Party candidate in Minnesota for the U.S. Senate. Talk about incest.

But worse than all the unfair and distorted reporting and image projecting are the shocking gaps in Obama's life that are not reported at all. The major media simply have not reported on Obama's two years at New York's Columbia University, where, among other things, he lived a mere quarter-mile from former terrorist Bill Ayers. Later, they both ended up as neighbors and associates in Chicago. Obama denies more than a passing relationship with Ayers. Should the media be curious? In only two weeks, the media have focused on all the colleges Gov. Palin has attended, her husband's driving habits 20 years ago, and the close criticism of the political opponents Gov. Palin had when she was mayor of Wasilla, Alaska. But in two years, they haven't bothered to see how close Obama was with the terrorist Ayers.

Nor have the media paid any serious attention to Obama's rise in Chicago politics. How did honest Obama rise in the famously sordid Chicago political machine with the full support of Boss Daley? Despite the great -- and unflattering -- details on Obama's Chicago years presented in David Freddoso's new book on Obama, the mainstream media continue to ignore both the facts and the book. It took a British publication, The Economist, to give Freddoso's book a review with fair comment.

The public image of Obama as an idealistic, post-race, post-partisan, well-spoken and honest young man with the wisdom and courage befitting a great national leader is a confection spun by a willing conspiracy of Obama, his publicist (David Axelrod) and most of the senior editors, producers and reporters of the national media.

Perhaps that is why the National Journal's respected correspondent Stuart Taylor wrote, "The media can no longer be trusted to provide accurate and fair campaign reporting and analysis."

That conspiracy not only has Photoshopped out all of Obama's imperfections (and dirtied up his opponent McCain's image) but also has put most of his questionable history down the memory hole.

The public will be voting based on the idealized image of the man who never was. If he wins, however, we will be governed by the sunken, cynical man Obama really is. One can only hope that the senior journalists will be judged as harshly for their professional misconduct as Wall Street's leaders currently are for their failings.

Tony Blankley is executive vice president of Edelman public relations in Washington. E-mail him at TonyBlankley@gmail.com.

Emphasis mine.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Nobama: We Are No Longer a Christian Nation

H/T to Mike Thayer for this email that got me to looking into this comment.

From a Dear Pastor friend of ours:

Dear Friends: As I was listening to a news program last night (Note: date of the original email is not clear) , I watched in horror as Barack Obama made the statement with pride... we are no longer a Christian nation; we are now a nation of Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, . . .

As with so many other statements I've heard him (and his wife) make, I never thought I'd see the day that I'd hear something like that from a presidential candidate in this nation. To think our forefathers fought and died for the right for our nation to be a Christian nation--and to have this man say with pride that we are no longer that.

How far this nation has come from what our founding fathers intended it to be.

I hope that each of you will do what I'm doing now--send your concerns, written simply and sincerely, to the Christians on your email list.

With God's help, and He is still in control of this nation and all else, we can show this man and the world in November that we are, indeed, still a Christian nation!

Please pray for our nation!

Pray that God will give us CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP to guide our nation to be one nation under GOD.

End email.

Then there is this article, "Obama: America is 'no longer Christian' " at World Net Daily.

Here is a You Tube clip:

While Nobama's point of there being Muslims, Hindus, Jews, and non-believers who are a big part of this great and wonderful nation (my emphasis) is stating the obvious; giving the comments meant to take away the emphasis of America being founded upon and BEING a Christian nation is totally unacceptable (once again).

Pastor Ed

Do The Right Thing Radio - Top Show Entry

On Tuesday, the Annieb and Wanda Show made it's debut on Do The Right Thing Radio, and wow did they ever start with a bang!

Mrs CP(Annieb) and Wanda Fay co-hosted this show where they tackled the topics of abortion and euthanasia. Annieb was inspired by this article written by Shane at Political Vindication on these very very explosive topics.

Annie also shared about her daughter's unborn baby, Wanda Fay told about her abortion in times past, and Frank from Political Vindication also called in and gave his heartfelt beliefs and passion on his partner Shane's article.
It's time to start a "Best Of" List for Do The Right Thing Radio, and this show will certainly be on there. Click the link above to go directly to the show.

Kirk Cameron: Stars In Christian Movie - Fireproof

Kirk Cameron: I Only Kiss My Wife ... Even on Screen

When it comes to smooching, Kirk Cameron only has lips for his wife.

The former star of the TV sitcom "Growing Pains" refused to kiss the actress who played his wife in his new Christian film "Fireproof," he told the "Today" show on Monday.

“I have a commitment not to kiss any other woman,” he told the morning show. So his real wife, actress Chelsea Noble, was the body double for the onscreen kiss.

"So when I’m kissing my wife, we’re actually husband and wife honoring marriage behind the scenes,” Cameron told "Today."

The former child star became an evangelical Christian at 17 and is involved in The Way of the Master ministries.

The new movie which premiers nationwide this Friday was produced through a new Christian ministry dedicated to Christian based films (which often star Kirk Cameron).

The film which deals with marriage issues from a christian prospective was filmed with only one video camera and a crew made up of church volunteers.

Cameron is no stranger to Christian films.... He was the star in the "Left Behind" movie series and ministers of various Christian television networks including TBN, JC-TV and DayStar.

Kirk Cameron and his wife, Chelsea Noble,

CLICK HERE to watch movie trailer at GodTube

CLICK HERE to visit Kirk Cameron's "Way of the Master Ministries" website

CLICK HERE to visit the "Fireproof" movie website

Thank You and Congratulations: A Drill Here, Drill Now Victory

Pastor Ed Boston received great news in an email from American Solutions.

Following the news that Congress is not going to push for the extension of the offshore drilling ban, American Solutions General Chairman and former Speaker Newt Gingrich declared a milestone victory on behalf of the American people and the 1.5 million members of the "Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less" movement.

Gingrich stated that lifting the offshore drilling ban is a first and essential step toward an affordable energy independent future. He went on to point out that while this was a tremendous victory for the American people who have been hurt by the high cost of gasoline and diesel, this victory was only the first step. "Congress now needs to create a comprehensive energy strategy," Gingrich said. "Lifting of the ban allows us to continue with the work of creating an affordable, self-reliant energy-independent future."

American Solutions has led the "Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less" movement that began with a petition drive urging Congress to allow for more drilling for oil and gas to provide Americans with relief from high fuel costs.

This petition drive, which began on May 20, resulted in nearly 1.5 million Americans signing the petition. Those signatures were delivered to the Congress and to both the Democratic and Republican national conventions.

American Solutions was able to bring together a broad coalition of Democrats, Republicans, and independents to get Congress to act. "It proves, once again, that when the American people come together, they can create dramatic and positive change," Gingrich said.

Over the course of American Solutions' effort to lower fuel costs, President Bush lifted the executive ban on offshore drilling, both presidential campaigns modified their opposition to offshore drilling and Congress, today, has concluded that in response to the overwhelming support for more drilling, decided to drop its opposition to renewing the Congressional offshore drilling ban.

In addition to drilling for more oil right here at home, American Solutions has advocated for an energy strategy that includes clean coal, nuclear, wind, solar, biofuels, flex-fuel cars, hydrogen, and prizes for technological breakthroughs for new ways to successfully toward affordable energy independence.

For more information about the "Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less" movement, visit www.AmericanSolutions.com/DrillNow.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Obama and Ayers Pushed Radicalism on Schools

H/T to my brother who sent this via email.

From WSJ September 23, 2008

By Stanley Kurtz

Despite having authored two autobiographies, Barack Obama has never written about his most important executive experience. From 1995 to 1999, he led an education foundation called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), and remained on the board until 2001. The group poured more than $100 million into the hands of community organizers and radical education activists.

The CAC was the brainchild of Bill Ayers, a founder of the Weather Underground in the 1960s. Among other feats, Mr. Ayers and his cohorts bombed the Pentagon, and he has never expressed regret for his actions. Barack Obama's first run for the Illinois State Senate was launched at a 1995 gathering at Mr. Ayers's home.

The Obama campaign has struggled to downplay that association. Last April, Sen. Obama dismissed Mr. Ayers as just "a guy who lives in my neighborhood," and "not somebody who I exchange ideas with on a regular basis." Yet documents in the CAC archives make clear that Mr. Ayers and Mr. Obama were partners in the CAC. Those archives are housed in the Richard J. Daley Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago and I've recently spent days looking through them.

The Chicago Annenberg Challenge was created ostensibly to improve Chicago's public schools. The funding came from a national education initiative by Ambassador Walter Annenberg. In early 1995, Mr. Obama was appointed the first chairman of the board, which handled fiscal matters. Mr. Ayers co-chaired the foundation's other key body, the "Collaborative," which shaped education policy.

The CAC's basic functioning has long been known, because its annual reports, evaluations and some board minutes were public. But the Daley archive contains additional board minutes, the Collaborative minutes, and documentation on the groups that CAC funded and rejected. The Daley archives show that Mr. Obama and Mr. Ayers worked as a team to advance the CAC agenda.

One unsettled question is how Mr. Obama, a former community organizer fresh out of law school, could vault to the top of a new foundation? In response to my questions, the Obama campaign issued a statement saying that Mr. Ayers had nothing to do with Obama's "recruitment" to the board. The statement says Deborah Leff and Patricia Albjerg Graham (presidents of other foundations) recruited him. Yet the archives show that, along with Ms. Leff and Ms. Graham, Mr. Ayers was one of a working group of five who assembled the initial board in 1994. Mr. Ayers founded CAC and was its guiding spirit. No one would have been appointed the CAC chairman without his approval.

The CAC's agenda flowed from Mr. Ayers's educational philosophy, which called for infusing students and their parents with a radical political commitment, and which downplayed achievement tests in favor of activism. In the mid-1960s, Mr. Ayers taught at a radical alternative school, and served as a community organizer in Cleveland's ghetto.

In works like "City Kids, City Teachers" and "Teaching the Personal and the Political," Mr. Ayers wrote that teachers should be community organizers dedicated to provoking resistance to American racism and oppression. His preferred alternative? "I'm a radical, Leftist, small 'c' communist," Mr. Ayers said in an interview in Ron Chepesiuk's, "Sixties Radicals," at about the same time Mr. Ayers was forming CAC.

CAC translated Mr. Ayers's radicalism into practice. Instead of funding schools directly, it required schools to affiliate with "external partners," which actually got the money. Proposals from groups focused on math/science achievement were turned down. Instead CAC disbursed money through various far-left community organizers, such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (or Acorn).

Mr. Obama once conducted "leadership training" seminars with Acorn, and Acorn members also served as volunteers in Mr. Obama's early campaigns. External partners like the South Shore African Village Collaborative and the Dual Language Exchange focused more on political consciousness, Afrocentricity and bilingualism than traditional education. CAC's in-house evaluators comprehensively studied the effects of its grants on the test scores of Chicago public-school students. They found no evidence of educational improvement.

CAC also funded programs designed to promote "leadership" among parents. Ostensibly this was to enable parents to advocate on behalf of their children's education. In practice, it meant funding Mr. Obama's alma mater, the Developing Communities Project, to recruit parents to its overall political agenda. CAC records show that board member Arnold Weber was concerned that parents "organized" by community groups might be viewed by school principals "as a political threat." Mr. Obama arranged meetings with the Collaborative to smooth out Mr. Weber's objections.

The Daley documents show that Mr. Ayers sat as an ex-officio member of the board Mr. Obama chaired through CAC's first year. He also served on the board's governance committee with Mr. Obama, and worked with him to craft CAC bylaws. Mr. Ayers made presentations to board meetings chaired by Mr. Obama. Mr. Ayers spoke for the Collaborative before the board. Likewise, Mr. Obama periodically spoke for the board at meetings of the Collaborative.

The Obama campaign notes that Mr. Ayers attended only six board meetings, and stresses that the Collaborative lost its "operational role" at CAC after the first year. Yet the Collaborative was demoted to a strictly advisory role largely because of ethical concerns, since the projects of Collaborative members were receiving grants. CAC's own evaluators noted that project accountability was hampered by the board's reluctance to break away from grant decisions made in 1995. So even after Mr. Ayers's formal sway declined, the board largely adhered to the grant program he had put in place.

Mr. Ayers's defenders claim that he has redeemed himself with public-spirited education work. That claim is hard to swallow if you understand that he views his education work as an effort to stoke resistance to an oppressive American system. He likes to stress that he learned of his first teaching job while in jail for a draft-board sit-in. For Mr. Ayers, teaching and his 1960s radicalism are two sides of the same coin.

Mr. Ayers is the founder of the "small schools" movement (heavily funded by CAC), in which individual schools built around specific political themes push students to "confront issues of inequity, war, and violence." He believes teacher education programs should serve as "sites of resistance" to an oppressive system. (His teacher-training programs were also CAC funded.) The point, says Mr. Ayers in his "Teaching Toward Freedom," is to "teach against oppression," against America's history of evil and racism, thereby forcing social transformation.

The Obama campaign has cried foul when Bill Ayers comes up, claiming "guilt by association." Yet the issue here isn't guilt by association; it's guilt by participation. As CAC chairman, Mr. Obama was lending moral and financial support to Mr. Ayers and his radical circle. That is a story even if Mr. Ayers had never planted a single bomb 40 years ago.

Mr. Kurtz is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

PROOF: Palin Smears Created/Distributed by Major PR Firm

Cross posted from Yid with Lid.

Publicis is a major Marketing Holding Company, that produces the advertising for Citibank, Prilosec, Maytag, Heineken and through one of their PR firms they apparently produced the viral smear job on Sara Palin.

According to their website, Publicis-Owned Winner and Associates is a firm that specializes in "Image Management." Based in the reseached performed by the JAWA Report, thief real specialty is Lies and Innuendo at least in the case of Governor Sarah Palin. After you read the report below, you will be convinced that it was Winner or their employees who created the Sarah Palin smear campaign. I guess if you are going to create a viral smear job, its good to have a professional :
Hope, Change, & Lies: Orchestrated "Grassroots" Smear Campaigns & the People that Run Them
the Jawa Report
Extensive research was conducted by the Jawa Report to determine the source of smears directed toward Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Those smears included false allegations that she belonged to a secessionist political party and that she has radical anti-American views.

Our research suggests that a subdivision of one of the largest public relations firms in the world most likely started and promulgated rumors about Sarah Palin that were known to be false. These rumors were spread in a surreptitious manner to avoid exposure.

It is also likely that the PR firm was paid by outside sources to run the smear campaign. While not conclusive, evidence suggests a link to the Barack Obama campaign. Namely:
Evidence suggests that a YouTube video with false claims about Palin was uploaded and promoted by members of a professional PR firm.
The family that runs the PR firm has extensive ties to the Democratic Party, the netroots, and are staunch Obama supporters.
Evidence suggests that the firm engaged in a concerted effort to distribute the video in such a way that it would appear to have gone viral on its own. Yet this effort took place on company time.
Evidence suggests that these distribution efforts included actions by at least one employee of the firm who is unconnected with the family running the company.
The voice-over artist used in this supposedly amateur video is a professional.
This same voice-over artist has worked extensively with David Axelrod's firm, which has a history of engaging in phony grassroots efforts, otherwise known as "astroturfing."
David Axelrod is Barack Obama's chief media strategist.
The same voice-over artist has worked directly for the Barack Obama campaign.

This suggests that false rumors and outright lies about Sarah Palin and John McCain being spread on the internet are being orchestrated by political partisans and are not an organic grassroots phenomenon led by the left wing fringe. Our findings follow.
Read the rest here

How the Democrats Created the Financial Crisis

Foreword: As usual the press has utterly failed in even the most rudimentary reporting on this....AGAIN!
The article has been researched in depth by the author. If you are going to leave your snarky comments or disparaging remarks, forget it. They won't be allowed.

Read the article and follow the links.

Yes there a few Republicans involved but the party reponsible for this mess are the Democrats. Of course the GOP catches all the blame for it because there is a Republican in the White House and the Lame Stream Media is owned by the left.
This entire debacle started on Clintons watch, 1992.

Article found at Bloomberg

Commentary by Kevin Hassett

Sept. 22 (Bloomberg) -- The financial crisis of the past year has provided a number of surprising twists and turns, and from Bear Stearns Cos. to American International Group Inc., ambiguity has been a big part of the story.

Why did Bear Stearns fail, and how does that relate to AIG? It all seems so complex.
But really, it isn't. Enough cards on this table have been turned over that the story is now clear. The economic history books will describe this episode in simple and understandable terms: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac exploded, and many bystanders were injured in the blast, some fatally.

Fannie and Freddie did this by becoming a key enabler of the mortgage crisis. They fueled Wall Street's efforts to securitize subprime loans by becoming the primary customer of all AAA-rated subprime-mortgage pools. In addition, they held an enormous portfolio of mortgages themselves.

In the times that Fannie and Freddie couldn't make the market, they became the market. Over the years, it added up to an enormous obligation. As of last June, Fannie alone owned or guaranteed more than $388 billion in high-risk mortgage investments. Their large presence created an environment within which even mortgage-backed securities assembled by others could find a ready home.

The problem was that the trillions of dollars in play were only low-risk investments if real estate prices continued to rise. Once they began to fall, the entire house of cards came down with them.

Turning Point

Take away Fannie and Freddie, or regulate them more wisely, and it's hard to imagine how these highly liquid markets would ever have emerged. This whole mess would never have happened.

It is easy to identify the historical turning point that marked the beginning of the end.

Back in 2005, Fannie and Freddie were, after years of dominating Washington, on the ropes. They were enmeshed in accounting scandals that led to turnover at the top. At one telling moment in late 2004, captured in an article by my American Enterprise Institute colleague Peter Wallison, the Securities and Exchange Comiission's chief accountant told disgraced Fannie Mae chief Franklin Raines that Fannie's position on the relevant accounting issue was not even ``on the page'' of allowable interpretations.

Then legislative momentum emerged for an attempt to create a ``world-class regulator'' that would oversee the pair more like banks, imposing strict requirements on their ability to take excessive risks. Politicians who previously had associated themselves proudly with the two accounting miscreants were less eager to be associated with them. The time was ripe.

Greenspan's Warning

The clear gravity of the situation pushed the legislation forward. Some might say the current mess couldn't be foreseen, yet in 2005 Alan Greenspan told Congress how urgent it was for it to act in the clearest possible terms: If Fannie and Freddie ``continue to grow, continue to have the low capital that they have, continue to engage in the dynamic hedging of their portfolios, which they need to do for interest rate risk aversion, they potentially create ever-growing potential systemic risk down the road,'' he said. ``We are placing the total financial system of the future at a substantial risk.''

What happened next was extraordinary. For the first time in history, a serious Fannie and Freddie reform bill was passed by the Senate Banking Committee. The bill gave a regulator power to crack down, and would have required the companies to eliminate their investments in risky assets.
Different World

If that bill had become law, then the world today would be different. In 2005, 2006 and 2007, a blizzard of terrible mortgage paper fluttered out of the Fannie and Freddie clouds, burying many of our oldest and most venerable institutions. Without their checkbooks keeping the market liquid and buying up excess supply, the market would likely have not existed.

But the bill didn't become law, for a simple reason: Democrats opposed it on a party-line vote in the committee, signaling that this would be a partisan issue. Republicans, tied in knots by the tight Democratic opposition, couldn't even get the Senate to vote on the matter.

That such a reckless political stand could have been taken by the Democrats was obscene even then. Wallison wrote at the time: ``It is a classic case of socializing the risk while privatizing the profit. The Democrats and the few Republicans who oppose portfolio limitations could not possibly do so if their constituents understood what they were doing.''

Mounds of Materials

Now that the collapse has occurred, the roadblock built by Senate Democrats in 2005 is unforgivable. Many who opposed the bill doubtlessly did so for honorable reasons. Fannie and Freddie provided mounds of materials defending their practices. Perhaps some found their propaganda convincing.

But we now know that many of the senators who protected Fannie and Freddie, including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Christopher Dodd, have received mind-boggling levels of financial support from them over the years.

Throughout his political career, Obama has gotten more than $125,000 in campaign contributions from employees and political action committees of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, second only to Dodd, the Senate Banking Committee chairman, who received more than $165,000.

Clinton, the 12th-ranked recipient of Fannie and Freddie PAC and employee contributions, has received more than $75,000 from the two enterprises and their employees. The private profit found its way back to the senators who killed the fix.

There has been a lot of talk about who is to blame for this crisis. A look back at the story of 2005 makes the answer pretty clear.

Oh, and there is one little footnote to the story that's worth keeping in mind while Democrats point fingers between now and Nov. 4: Senator John McCain was one of the three cosponsors of S.190, the bill that would have averted this mess.

(Kevin Hassett, director of economic-policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, is a Bloomberg News columnist. He is an adviser to Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona in the 2008 presidential election. The opinions expressed are his own.)

To contact the writer of this column: Kevin Hassett at khassett@aei.org

Related article: FLASHBACK 2003: Dems Block Fannie Freddie Reform 

Cyber Crew Member Bio: Wanda Fay

We welcomed Wanda Fay to the Cyber Crew a few weeks back, and now here is her intro to you in her own words. Welcome once again Wanda Fay!!!

Cyber Pastor

Wanda Fay Gladwill is radio talk show host with shows on blogtalkradio.com. She is a Conservative, a Christian and she loves her country America dearly and prays for it faithfully. She supports her President George W. Bush, the troops and all veterans of all wars and prays for them diligently. Wanda Fay believes we need to fight for our freedoms and liberty like no other time in history. Liberal lies and democratic policies have undermined our country strength, economy and freedoms like never before.

Wanda Gladwill stands with Israel and believes America must alway stand with Israel.

Wanda Fay Gladwill attended University of Oregon and Southern Oregon University. She is the mother of a 23 year old young man Jonathan Michael Gladwill and currently resides in the Southern California San Diego area.

Oh Those Polls.....

One of these polls is not like the others...

Friends - Last week you received information about two public opinion polls about the race for Governor.

The first poll, conducted September 12th -15th by Bellweather Research for the Indiana Republican Party, showed Governor Daniels with a strong 21 point lead over his opponent, 52% - 31%.

The second, conducted September 16th - 17th by the independent research organization Rasmussen Reports, showed Mitch with a sixteen point, 56% to 40% lead.

While these two polls and many others like them in recent weeks have consistently shown Governor Daniels with significant double-digit leads, a recent poll conducted by the Indianapolis Star and WTHR last week showed Governor Daniels with only a four point lead.

While we're very pleased to be leading all the recent polls, it's clear the Star/WTHR poll is an outlier, completely out of step with all of the other recent public polls.

This graph indicates just how much the Star/WTHR poll differs from the other recent polls.

The bottom line is this. The only poll that matters is the one on Election Day. With only 42 days until the election, there is still much work to be done.

To volunteer to help Mitch in your community in the coming weeks by going door to door, attending events, making phone calls, putting up yard signs or helping at your local Mitch headquarters, click here and sign up today.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Mike Pence on His Opposition to the Bailout

A Cure Worse Than The Disease - Why I Oppose the Bailout

Our financial markets are in turmoil and the Administration was right to call for decisive action to prevent further harm to our economy but nationalizing every bad mortgage in America is not the answer.

The Administration's request amounts to the largest corporate bailout in American history. Congress should act, but should act in a way that protects the integrity of our free market and protects the American taxpayer from more debt and higher taxes.

To have the freedom to succeed, we must preserve the freedom to fail. Any solution to our present crisis must preserve our essential economic freedom.

Congress should delay consideration of any legislation until the facts and competing solutions can be fully debated, consider alternatives to massive government spending and figure out how to pay for the solution through budget cuts and reform instead of more debt or taxes.

Congress must not hastily embrace a cure that may do more harm to our economy than the disease of bad debt

Before any bailout is enacted, Congress must set itself on an unalterable path to truly overhaul these Government Sponsored Enterprises from the top down and hold those accountable, in and out of government, who drove them, and our financial sector, to the brink of bankruptcy.

Some important work is already underway, but additional reforms are needed. Even now, we read that the Treasury Department is using Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to purchase many of these bad mortgages while it seeks the authority to purchase them all.

Congress should also ensure that these GSEs can no longer pose a systemic risk to the entire economy while placing them on a brisk schedule to be fully private companies with no guarantee of taxpayer support in times of trouble. And Congress should immediately repeal the Affordable Housing Fund, which will actually siphon off capital from these under-capitalized entities, in order to fund left-wing, third party organizations.

Next, Congress must consider all available options to put our nation's economy back on its feet. There are no easy answers but there are alternatives to massive government spending.

Indexing the Capital Gains tax to inflation (which the Treasury Department can do without any help from Congress), or suspending it for one year, would release an enormous amount of capitol into our economy.

Passing an energy bill that lessens the price of gasoline at the pump through more domestic drilling, wind, solar, nuclear and conservation would bring relief to family budgets and create American jobs.

Establishing an entitlement reform commission to develop bipartisan solutions to the crushing weight of entitlements would strengthen the American dollar.

These and other alternatives to a massive federal bailout must be fully considered and debated before Congress acts.

Finally, any new expenditure of taxpayer dollars should be paid for with fiscal discipline and reform. If Congress decides to spend nearly 1 trillion dollars on a corporate bailout, it must find budget savings to prevent that cost from being passed along to the American people.

We must address this crisis with forethought, creativity and fiscal discipline. Protecting the American taxpayer from higher debt and taxes and renewing our belief in the power of the free market must be our guide.

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Special Guests Tonight On Do The Right Thing Radio

Tonight on Do The Right Thing Radio, Vicki, Matt and Wyatt from Pray For The Hostages will be joining us to discuss the latest from their group. You can check out their new blog at this link, http://prayforthehostages.blogspot.com/. It should be a fantastic show and begin a busy week at Do The Right Thing Radio.

Also, you can find out more about them on their limited profiles at their Facebook pages:


Sunday, September 21, 2008

It's Time To Put An End To The Obama Nightmare!

It's time to put an end to this nightmare of the Obama run for the the highest office on planet earth. I'm sure that is going to rub some people the wrong way, but enough is enough already. This never ending list of "surely it can't get any worse than this" revelations, must be ended and ended immediately.

The latest revelation that the Senator was trying to influence troop levels with the Iraqi government to make himself look good is the final straw for me! If this candidate is willing to break the Logan Act for his own personal benefit, what else is he capable of?

I said several weeks ago that I would make sure to remind our readers of this nightmare's relationship with Rev Wright. Little did I know at that time what material that would continue to come to light, making the inexperienced Senator one of the worst choices this nation has ever had for the office of President.

When we look at his record, what little there is to check, we see things that not only make him unfit for the office he seeks, but also for the office he is currently taking a government paycheck from.

There is his record on abortion; his connection with admitted domestic terrorist William Ayers; he and his Democratic cronies attacks on Sarah Palin; and also this long list of lies he has been caught in.

When you add the questions about his Islamic background, is there really any doubts that this campaign needs to end, and we Americans need to put an end to it today.

Take time to check out the links and educate yourself on the great "obamination" that as my good friend Snooper calls a clear and present danger to our great nation. After doing so, then please do what you can to make sure this person (notice I only used his name one time the entire article) has no chance to put his "change" on our country.

God Bless America!

Cyber Pastor

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Another Attack on Gov. Palin

I got the following in an email. Now this isn't the denomination that I personally belong to, and for that matter I don't even participate in the practice of speaking in tongues.

This isn't about denominations or "gifts" of the Spirit, but it's about the attack on Christianity and it's about the levels the the main stream media will stoop to attack Governor Palin and conservative Christian values.

Cyber Pastor

A Message from Jerry Jones:

Dear Sir:

I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw the long-denied political bias of
the editorial board of the Washington Post confirmed by the highly offensive
cartoon by Pat Oliphant published on September 9th. I was shocked to discover
the board also holds a religious prejudice as well. To single out those of us who are Pentecostal and revere as well as practice the Scriptural experience o spe aking in tongues in such a calculatedly offensive way is disgusting. That it was published by a leading U. S.newspaper is beyond belief.

Quite obviously the board's phobia of Governor Palin has caused it to lose its senses as well as its decency. To attack her on the basis of her political positions is certainly
within your right, but to attack and ridicule her solely on the basis of her faith, a faith that is practiced by a significant number of Americans is indefensible.

A response by the millions of Pentecostals both in their future choice of reading material as well as at the polls can be expected from this unprovoked attack on a belief than spans many denominations of Christianity.

If such a deliberate disregard of the sincerely held beliefs of a significant segment of our population is fair game in the pursuit of a political agenda, how can the already tattered reputation of the traditional press in our country be rehabilitated? Your abrogation of your responsibility to respect and exhibit at least a minimum sensitivity
toward other's beliefs relegates the fabled Washington Post to the sorry company of yellow journalism rags of the past.

I urge the editorial board to issue an immediate apology to the millions offended by this silly and disgusting cartoon.


Jerry Jones
General Secretary
United Pentecostal Church International


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Friday, September 19, 2008

From Our Friends at A Newt One

Recently announced as appearing on this show are singer/songwriter Katy Benko (above) and Saturday Night Live performer Victoria Jackson (below).

All this and more, LIVE on Monday October 6th. Go to A Newt One's site for more information.

From William Russell For Congress - Facebook Group

Friends -

Over the past few weeks the campaign has made strides in our effort to defeat John Murtha in November. Most notably, we have surpassed the 2 million dollars raised mark. Additionally, democrats and republicans all across the district are standing with us and joining our fight. We are truly seeing signs of all the hard work - Thanks for your support. In case you missed some recent stories about our campaign, please check out the links below.

Hot Air Article

Video: Murtha Responds - Well Maybe Not


200K in two weeks over 2 million raised total.

If you want more stories Google "John Murtha" or "William Russell." The bloggers have really picked up this story. Please email me back if you have any suggestions or questions.



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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Do The Right Thing Radio - Support our Troops

Big News about Do The Right Thing Radio -

Tonight on Do The Right Thing Radio, we will be starting a new weekly feature and each Thursday we will host a "Support our Troops" program. In addition to this we will be joined by Reverend Don as our special co-host for the "Support our Troops" shows.

Reverend Don hosts a very successful BTR program "Hearts Towards Home" on Sunday nights at 12:30 am eastern; and posts on his blog "Don - PTSD".

One of the goals for this new "Support our Troops" show is to educate on what each of us can to in our own communities to give the true support and not just talk about it.

Another goal is to bring awareness to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and what we as everyday Americans can do to help our troops who suffer from this illness.

Join us tonight at 11:00 pm eastern for the kick-off of this special new program, and pray with us that it is more than just another show that just preaches to the choir, but is something that can make a real difference in our great nation.

Cyber Pastor

Also, you can listen to Do The Right Thing Radio every Monday - Friday at 11:00 pm eastern. We have settled into this new time slot and pray that we are able to minister to you in a positive way each weeknight.

You can also get a preview of how the new Thursday show will be as we made the announcement on Tuesday and Reverend Don, Sheridan Folger, and our own Dean shared from their active duty experiences.

Obama's Endorsements From Our Enemies

Crossposted from Roger Gardener's RADARSITE.


Originally posted Sunday, June 22, 2008 but still pertinent.

Endorsements from our Enemies: Why Can't Barack Obama Catch a Break from them?

Presidential candidates often seek out endorsements
from prominent figures not only nationally, but throughout the world, during election years. What, however, does it say for a candidate when a nation's enemies endorse a candidate?

It's a conspiracy theorists dream situation that Barack Hussein Obama finds himself facing.

The Democratic party front-runner and likely nominee in the upcoming Denver national convention has overcome the Clinton machine, rising through the ranks quickly to go from Congress into not even a full term in the Senate, into the launching position to become, possibly, the President of the United States.

His quick rise to fame and popularity is a tale straight out of the Brothers Grimm; a fairy tale ascension to power from the local to the national level, with a somewhat Messianic appeal to the public that hasn't been seen since the 1930's in Germany. Captivating audiences initially with his message of hope and change, Obama quickly soared into position to take on the "inevitable" Hillary Clinton campaign, ultimately defeating her and ending her hopes of becoming the first woman to gain the White House in the 2008 election cycle.

But at what cost to the nation does the rise of Obama bring? His campaign catch phrases, "hope and change," have done little, really, to address a hope in what, or to address what changes that he intends for the nation, other than mentions of higher taxes and the promise to bring our combat forces home from Iraq within the first year and a half of his administration.

Perhaps, in seeking the true nature and character of the man, candidate Barack Hussein Obama, one should begin by looking at his list not of detractors, but at his list of supporters, and examine the causes they represent.

Jesse Jackson - political activist and civil rights activist. Very spotty record since the King days in his methods of promoting social and political change. Jackson has also been called a "shadow senator" from the District of Columbia.

Jane Fonda - actress and war protester who posed with North Vietnamese forces in a photo-op during the Vietnam War.

Danny Glover - actor cum political activist known for his support of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez.

Bill Maher - Comedian and political commentator host of Politically Incorrect (which it is anything but), known for his anti-American and anti-Christian remarks.

Spike Lee - actor, political activist, director, known for his controversial race relations films and statements.

Mayor Douglas Wilder - Mayor of Richmond, Virginia, and former Governor of Virginia, who called for riots at the Denver DNC if Obama was not the party nominee.

And many others, listed here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Barack_Obama_presidential_campaign_endorsements

But this is just barely the tip of the iceberg in controversial figures endorsing Obama, and all of the above mentioned are Americans. What about his endorsements from overseas groups? This past week, Obama has received endorsements from two groups who have been and are stated enemies of the United States.

While Sen. Barack Obama sought to improve his relationship with the Jewish community today by meeting with leaders in Philadelphia, comments by a Hamas political adviser this weekend could potentially hurt the Democratic presidential candidate.

During an interview on WABC radio Sunday, top Hamas political adviser Ahmed Yousef said the terrorist group supports Obama’s foreign policy vision.

“We don’t mind–actually we like Mr. Obama. We hope he will (win) the election and I do believe he is like John Kennedy, great man with great principle, and he has a vision to change America to make it in a position to lead the world community but not with domination and arrogance,” Yousef said in response to a question about the group’s willingness to meet with either of the Democratic presidential candidates.

This endorsement brings back up the resignation earlier this year of Obama adviser Rob Malley over controversy surrounding his ties to Hamas. Seeking to put an end to any rumors or speculation of any links to Hamas by Obama, Malley stepped down in an attempt to shed the campaign of such speculations, speculations with have revived with the endorsement of Obama by Hamas leadership this week.

To compound the situation facing the Obama team in light of the Hamas endorsement, Obama received another dubious endorsement this week, this time coming from North Korea.

The Chosun Sinbo, the mouthpiece of North Korea’s Japanese front organization Chongryon and often for the North Korean regime itself, has announced its preference for Obama over McCain, whom it calls “a variant of Bush” and “nothing better than a scarecrow of neoconservatives,” which is a bit odd considering that the Bush Administration’s giveaway diplomacy is better for Kim Jong Il than even Clinton’s awful performance.

So what does this say of the character of candidate Obama, that he receives endorsements from at least two of our nation's enemies? Are there expectations of Obama from these endorsements, or are they merely well wishes from foreign nationals who have interests that are not in the interest of the American people? Given the record of flip-flopping that has been characteristic of Obama of late, and the support of members of the Democratic party being withheld from his campaign, could it be that there are, at this late stage of the election cycle, important issues that we, the voting public are unaware of but that are known to these groups overseas who are endorsing him? Could it be that there is information being gleaned from Barack Hussein Obama's Muslim Kenyan half-brother Malik to which we are not privy?

Whatever the answers, for some reason, two of America's enemies are interested in seeing Barack Hussein Obama elected to the office of the President. Why can't Obama catch a break in endorsements from our enemies? Perhaps it's because he doesn't deserve one...

Posted by HCdL

Once and Always, an American Fighting Man

A note from Radarsite: Bravo! Our good friend and fellow blogger Hawk has come up with an indictment of Barack Hussein Obama worthy of a Federal Grand Jury. If a person is known by the company they keep, then BHO is well known to us. There could be no more damning evidence against this most dangerous of candidates than this list of traitors and anti-Americanists who earnestly support him. How can any reasonable person even consider supporting such a potentially disastrous candidate?

Unfortunately, we know the answer to this question, don't we?

There are those who remain unmoved by even the most blatant evidence against him. They are smitten. They will happily cast their votes for their own doom regardless of our protestations and warnings. They are immune to logic and reason. They are utterly convinced that they are ushering in a New Age of Tolerance and Goodwill to all. They are, they firmly believe, in the vanguard of a new world movement that will banish racism and prejudice from the planet forever. These hapless creatures are beyond hope. We will not move them.

Then there are those others, of course, whose motives are more surreptitious and sinister. These are the hard leftists, the elitist ideologues, the New Age Communists, the One World advocates, for whom all traces of democratic capitalism must be eradicated and replaced with their supercessionist dream. They, too, are untouchable. They will never abandon their ideologies, no matter how many times their bleak and discredited system has been proven to be an unworkable abject failure.

But thankfully there are others. There are all of those good people out there who have not yet committed themselves. They are waiting to be convinced -- one way or the other. They are the ones we could still stand a chance with. They are, in the final analysis, our only hope. Perhaps the world's only hope. And it is for these good people we must continue the fight to the very end.

Thank you Hawk for giving us some powerful and much-needed ammunition for this crucial battle. We need all the help we can get. -rg

See this article in WVW News.net


For continuing coverage of this story see Mark Harvey's article in Digital Journal

Included are two important comments as well;

 Ryan said...

To be fair, he doesn't necessarily bed with these entities (well, most of them, at least), but the question I find myself asking is the one both you and HCdL alluded to: why would an organization who's mission statement is to destroy the west support Obama? Well, because they see him as the clearer path to America's destruction.

 Seeing the damage they can do and have done with amiable company in the highest echelons of power (thanks to Lionheart), the next question needn't really be asked, but I'll do so anyways: should we trust their judgment? Precedent insists that these people know what they're doing.

They don't need guns. They don't need bombs. All they need is the freedom to act as they will, and the battle is won. They know Obama will give them that freedom.

 PS: then there's the obvious angle of Obama crippling our every military effort abroad, thereby affording them hoards of huddled masses, ripe for forceful conversion.

 Findalis said...

If BO becomes President you will see a reduction in the military to the point where it will be weak and ineffective against anyone. And the destruction of our infrastructure as the money that would be spent on it is given to blacks for reparations. And the removal of guns from all Americans. And the destruction of Israel and the remaking of concentration camps here in the US to finish the job his hero, Hitler started.