O’s muslim roots/cry me a river

September 19th, 2014

For all those of you who are wondering, let me just say that if you think Obama is capable of formulating a scenario in which the U.S. as a capitalist-based nation can succeed, I’ve got a wetland the EPA doesn’t know about. Lets just look at his background. If narcissism explains his personal behavior, his relationships with others and his set-centered decision making process, then the nexus of Marxism-Leninism, Black Nationalism and Islam defines him politically.

For a start, his maternal grandfather, Stanley Dunham, thought that Frank Marshall Davis would be the perfect role model for Obama. Davis was also a US com my Party member. (no. 47544)  He held this role until Obama went to Occidental College on scholarship, one likely reserved for foreign students.That would explain why he roomed and associated with foreign students, and may not have registered for Selective Service. His roommate said that he didn’t consider O an American. He seemed like an international individual.

Dr. John Drew O’s contemporary at college, was a Marxist. Drew was already a well-known campus com my when they were introduced. He claims O was a Marxist-Leninist in his sophomore year.

O’s, first public speech at college was at an anti-apartheid event sponsored by the Students for Economic Democracy, a group affiliated with the 60′s far left militant group headed by Tom Hayden, former husband of traitor Jane Fonda.

At the end of his sophomore year he transferred to Columbia where he said he’d have a chance to test his commitment to social justice.  while there he reportedly earned a 2.6 (C+) grade point average.

About this time Bill Ayers resurfaces from his underground terrorist activities and begins his graduate studies at Bank St. College an institution associated with Columbia.  His father was one of the trustees.

According to a fellow student at Columbia, Obama and Bill Ayers were extraordinarily active on campus leading rallies to drive clerical workers into the teamsters Union.

According to the Book “Radical-in-Chief by Stanley Kurtz Obama attended the Democratic Socialists of America which was run by the Socialist Scholars Conferences at Cooper Union in NYC.

If communist and former Chicago resident Frank M. Davis was O’s childhood mentor, afterwards, official life-long liberal, closet Marxist and Davis friend, Thomas Ayers, Bill’s father, guided Obama’s early career and introduced him to the radical left network of Chicago politics when O was a Saul alinsky-style community organizer after he graduated from Harvard.

Chicago’s radical left political scene also included V. Jarrett’s father-in-lawVernon Jarrett, a communist and friend of Davis who in 79 wrote about a plan by Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour and OPEC nations to fund the higher education of blacks who would then support Arab aims in the Middle East.

It’s likely O was registered as a Muslim in Indonesia, became closely associated with al-Mansour, a friend of Edward Said, a Palestinian-advocate as early as age 25 when Mansour lectured at Columbia. Formerly know as Donald Warden, Masour, an American was a mentor of Black Panther founder Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. He changed his name after studying Islam and learning ARabic. He’s well known in the black community as a lawyer, an orthodox Muslim, a black nationalist, an international deal-makerand outspoken enemy Of Israel. His writings are packed with anti-American rhetoric reminiscent of Rev. Wright. Mansour has close ties to Saudi Arabia and is a personal advisor to Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the world’s 19th wealthiest person. Also an individual believed to have funded Obama’s Harvard education.

Percy Sutton, former borough president of Manhattan and lawyer for Malcolm X was asked by his former business partner Mansour to write letters of recommendation to Harvard on O’s behalf. As Kurtz writes the socialist and radical Muslim networks around O in Chicago overlapped. Obama’s ties to U.Chicago professor Rashid Khalidi are part of a broader web of connections between O and Ayers who was a friend to both Khalidi and his wife, Mona. Obama brought Ayers onto the board of the Woods Fund. In 2000 Khalidis hosted a fundraiser for O’s congressional run. After this O and Ayers began channeling Woods Fund money to the Arb American Action Network, a group founded by Rashid and Mona Khalidi.

Kurtz notes;”From his teenage years under the mentorship of Davis, to his socialist days at Occidental, to his life-transforming encounters at NY’s Socialist Scholars Comferences, to his immersion in the stealthily

socialist community-organizer networks of Chicago, O has lived in a thoroughly socialist (and I might add, Mulim)world.”

While Black Nationalism is about the politics of resentment, revenge and reparation, the aspirations of radical Islam and the radical left cannot be met without the subjugation of the individual and the subversion of Western democracy.

Ultimately, I believe those represent O’s criteria for success.

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If you haven’t heard, Karl the architect Rove is screaming that we Conservatives need to get on board and shell out some money so we can take the Senate.  Well gosh and gully, he can keep on screaming, begging is more like it. Not only does he want us to empty our wallets, he wants us to clear our calendars and volunteer to help whenever possible. Again, I’m sorry, I’ll be out of town. Not really but he doesn’t know that.

A few hours later none other than Haley, the cheat, Barabour send me a message saying I need to help Republicans get elected. I was trying and he saw to it my efforts were in vain. I hate to say it but I can’t help smiling at their predicament.

Wasn’t just a few months ago that they were telling us we could get lost. That we didn’t know what we were doing and that our candidates were a bunch of nutgalls. These guys had such a vested interest in keeping the Senate filled with RINO’S they didn’t care about anything else. In fact, I still think they don’t. They made absolute sure everyone knew they didn’t want us in any of the primaries. “Stand back, we’ll take care of this, you country hicks.” So we did, and now look at the mess they’re in.

The tears are running down my back. Yes, it could hurt our chances in the Senate. And I’d be really sorry about that, but on the other hand, taking into account how stupid the voters are, they won’t know any of this. They’ll only know they don’t like what O’s doing, they don’t like O’care, and they don’t like there schools being over run with illegals. They will probably vote our way.

Of course the Dems will fill the air with vote for us adds but I believe folks are seeing through that. At least I hope so. Anyway, my motto has been since late this summer, Remember Mississippi. Obviously Haley has started to forget. Oh well, we’ll refresh his memory come Nov. one way or the other.

Insanity in Washington/Amnesty in NYS

September 18th, 2014

They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. The Republican led House has just proved that saying true. They voted today to fund the Syrian “rebels.” Did we not learn our lesson when we funded the Mujahideen against Russia. They became the Taliban. Later they became part of Osama bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda. This is clearly an indication that we no longer have a two party system where at least one of the two use their brains for more than a means of keeping their ears separated.

We are about to arm and train the very people who will, once they get rid of Assad, turn our weapons on us. Oh, wait, ISIS is already doing that. This can only end badly. On the bright side, McCain should be happy. He’d arm every terrorist organization in the world if it meant he’d be the center of attention. He seems to like fighting wars.

Now don’t get me wrong. My husband fought in a war, I know what those who fight in wars have to face both on the battlefield and at home. War isn’t a good thing. That is, it isn’t unless your objective is to wipe the enemy off the face of the earth, and that, I must sadly tell you is not our objective.

There are over three hundred million people in America and yet we can’t find 535 intelligent, constitution loving people to run our government. Instead we have elected imbeciles. According to the NYT’s, (take it for what it is worth) Editorial Board said that Boehner drew up the bill at Obama’s request. It seems Boehner wants to deliver for Obama and the far left. In other worlds, the countries been for all practical purposes Over thrown. 

The vote went as follows. 114 deems voted yes, 85 voted now. 159 Rep. voted yes, 71 voted no.

Nows here’s what I don’t understand. When Obama appeared at MacDill AFB which houses the U.S. Central Command, he told them, “I will not commit you, and the rest of our Armed Forces, to fighting another ground war in Iraq.”

Excuse me, but they’re called ARMED FORCES for a reason.  Now I don’t want any of our guys getting killed over there either. I’m all for letting all those blood thirsty sex crazed Muslims do whatever they want to each other, and save us having to waste our ammunition. (Of course maybe that’s not such a bad thing since it appears our gov. wants to use some of that ammunition on us)But that’s not how the world is and anyone who tells you otherwise should be wearing pink and carrying peace signs.

Actually what has always bothered me is that we keep hearing how the country is tired of war. Well excuse me, but what right does anyone not in the service have, to be tired of war? Are they over there fighting. Are their husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, moms or dads, over there fighting and dying and being maimed? No they’re not. They’re sitting in their arm chairs watching Dancing with the Stars, and Duck Dynasty and drinking beer. They have absolutely no right to say they’re tired. (of war anyway.)What I’m waiting to see is just one, just one, Four star general resign in protest. Just one. Is that asking too much? Perhaps, because as I’ve written before, Obama’s gotten rid of most of the officers that had any backbone.

On another front in the war lets visit Australia.  According to The Daily Telegraph, 600 law enforcement officers from the Australian Federal Police, ASIO officers and NSW counter terrorism units launched a strike in Sydney that led to the arrest of 15 jihadists.

Horrific details have emerged of a plot to randomly kidnap at least 80 citizens off the street and then behead them on camera. According to documents found, they planned to drape the bodies in the ISIS flag.

The terror cell targeted in the raids is believe to have been close to an attack. But you say Australia’s a long way away from here. Then how about this. According to gateway pundit:

During a House Homeland Security Committee hearing Rep. Chaffetz, (R-Utah) asked DHS Sec. Johnson if he was “aware of any apprehensions of suspected or known terrorist ” who had attempted to enter the U.S. illegally during his tenure. Johnson was sworn in as the fourth DHS sec. in 2013.  Johnson replied, “Sitting here right now, no specific case comes to mind. That doesn’t mean there was none.”

Well, according to Congressman Cheffetz, four known terrorists were apprehended at the US border in Texas on Sept. 10-the day before the 13th anniversary or 9-11. These terrorist were apprehended at two different stations, that do have ties to known terrorist org. in the Middle East.”

So my question here is, if they caught four, how many got it? And if they’re so worried about home-grown terrorist, why don’t they close down the 21known  terrorist training centers already established in the states. Two here in NY?

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Speaking of New York, did you know that Andrew Cuomo and the NY Dems. have a Plan to Grant voting rights to Illegal Aliens. Dems are pushing for, and openly hoping for a chance to grant voting rights to illegal immigrants, making the Empire State a sanctuary state.

A bill titled the NY is Home Act, has received little attention from the press because it seems so far-fetched. But is it? In a recent NY Post article it states, “Illegal aliens in NY could score billions in Medicaid and college tuition money–along with driver’s licenses, voting rights and even the ability to run for office–if the Dems win control of the State Senate in Nov.

It would bar police from releasing any information about them to the feds, unless it involves a criminal warrant unrelated to their immigration status. Under the proposed legislation, undocumented immigrants could also apply for professional licenses and serve on juries.

The plan hinges on dems–who now control both the governorship and the state Assembly wresting control of the Senate from Rep. who oppose immigration  amnesty.

The Post report mentions that illegal immigrants would be granted voting rights in state and local elections the first step towards making this a reality was the municipal ID program which de Blasio recently signed into law.

The report also cites Dems such as State Sen. Gustavo Rivera, the bill’s sponsor, along with Brooklyn Assemblyman Camara, cheering a Dem. majority in the Senate as the best possible path for granting amnesty to nearly 3 million illegal immigrants in the state. 

Republicans naturally are none -to-thrilled with the idea saying it would open a door to further abuse and fraud. Not to mention concerns about terrorism on the borders of which ISIS has reportedly been trying to exploit.

The Governor is on board with this and seems to agree with granting perks that should be reserved for legal residents to illegals as well, announcing a last-ditch effort to drum up support from liberal extremists–his newly found desire is to provide them with college tuition.

So maybe moving out of the state is something we Conservatives should begin seriously thinking about. I mean, if this keeps up, we’ll be the ones considered illegal. He’s already said we’re not welcome here. And do we really want to live in a state that thinks it’s Calif?

What’s in your child’s textbooks?

September 15th, 2014

Hello Everyone, yes I’m back but not sure if I’m raring to go. I hoped in vain that somehow being away for a few days tending to family business would somehow change the world situation into one that at least didn’t make you sick after reading the headlines, but alas, I was wrong, as I am so often. So, I guess I might as well put on my high water pants and jump in.

Let me ask. Did you know that our bodies, being products of what we eat, are immoral by essence? That consumption not only bites the world but lessens the leftovers for everyone else? Did you know that procreation has become an unintentional act of aggression against the fellow multitudes already cramming the planet? Well, then become enlightened. How, by reading from “The American Experience,” a propagandized high school literature text. Yes, that’s right. It’s part of the new Common Core.

Let’s look at one of the texts being used along with the above mentioned propaganda textbook. The book is called America Now. It’s a book of essays from recent periodicals which is being used in AP English classrooms in numerous high schools and undergraduate college classes throughout the nation. It has less to do with English than it has to do with perpetuating the latest,  vision of America–the new America, America Now.

Parading around as English lit, it’s simply leftist propaganda. The theme that capitalism is evil runs throughout it’s pages. Big government is extolled. The rich are demonized, Southerners are demeaned, man is described as too costly, man is an agent of destruction on earth, and illegal immigration is promoted.

A telling quote from the book: “One cure, for those who feel that their pursuit of happiness has been sent on a long detour through the labor camps of American and international capitalism–is the institution of a gov. department that has as its only priority the happiness of all Americans.”

Recently Becky Gerritson, a Tea Party leader testified before an Alabama Senate Ed. Committee in support of a bill to opt out of CC. Her testimony concentrated on the widely-used literature text from  The American Experience; 1900-Present by Prentice Hall.

When she read one paragraph from a recommended novel that was incorporated into the book, it was so pornographic even the senators wouldn’t listen to it. She reminded them that this is being taught to 16-17 year olds.

Dr. Terrence Moore, a professor at Hillsdale College, dedicated an entire chapter in his book called “The Story Killers” to this very textbook. Here are some excerpts from her Testimony. Due to time constraints I’ll only list a few of her statements. You will be shocked and dismayed by what you’re about to read.

Students are led to believe that our founding fathers promoted slavery. Or that up until the 1700′s our founders and the Quakers were the only distinct voices advocating the abolishment of slavery.

Students are led to believe Ben Franklin thought the Constitution was a bad idea. It’s important to note that the US constitution is nowhere to be found in this book.

Amerca is portrayed as barbaric murderers when they bombed Hiroshima. No where does it say that we dropped millions of leaflets warning the people to flee. Nor are they told how the war started.

Students read Jonathan Edward’s famous sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” Yet they’ve deleted 21 out of 22 Biblical references.

Even though this is a literature book, students are diverted and asked to do research activities on how scientists are addressing deep-space travel for humans.

Many opponents of CC have serious concerns about the recommended reading list which contains politically biased and obscene books. It’s know as “Appendix B” or “CC Text Exemplars.”  Ala. State Superintendent Dr. Bice tried to calm everyones fears about this reading list saying that we’d nothing to worry about, because he removed it from the course of study. However the list did nothing because these books and their authors are featured and promoted in this very text book.

On page 1095 the featured author is Toni Morrison, who wrote “The Bluest Eye.” It’s a story of an 8 yr. old black girl. This book is about rape, incest and pedophilia. One of the characters is a priest who likes having sex with little girls and the scenes are graphically described.

The depictions are from the perpetrators point of view. They wanted the reader to feel as though they were a “co-conspirator” with the rapist.

Here is an out take of that book. “A bolt of desire ran down his genitals…and softening the lips of his a*** He wanted to f*** her—tenderly. But the tenderness would not hold. The tightness of her v****was more than he could bear. His soul seemed to slip down his guts and fly out into her, and the gigantic thrust he made into her then provoked the only sound she made. Removing himself from her was so painful to him he cut it short and snatched his genitals out of the dry harbor of her v**** she appeared to have fainted.”

That was one of the more mild passages from the recommended reading. This is what Ms.Gerritson was reading when the council became so distressed they asked her to stop.

As I said earlier, Dr. Moore of Hillsdale College, exposes CC’s abandonment of our great stories in literature. Read Dr. Moore’s comments below.

Dr. Moore’s book asks questions like this one: Why does the new Common Core edition of the American literature textbook, The American Experience, by Pearson/Prentice Hall 2012, contain sections on government forms, and an EPA report? Is this the new and “more rigorous” literature that will prepare our children for college? Or is it an attempt to “keep the nation’s children from reading stories, particularly traditional stories that run counter to the political ideology” of the authors of Common Core?

Dr. Moore points out that a widespread, fraudulent adoption of Common Core brought us the fraudulent reading (and math) theories upon which Common Core Standards rest. Common Core was never pilot tested as it should have been, before virtually the whole country adopted it.

“You know how long it takes for a new drug to get on the market before it receives approval from the FDA,” he writes, “Yet here is the educational medicine, so to speak, that all the nation’s children will be taking every day, seven hours a day– and no clinical trials have been done.”

Dr. Moore points out, too, that “most of the money that funded the original writing of the standards came from the deep pockets of Bill Gates. Perhaps related to this fact, the Common Core will have students working far more with computers… the people behind the Common Core also have a hand in running the tests and stand to gain financially…. the other people who stand to make out like bandits are the textbook publishers. If that’s not enough to get one wondering, it turns out that the actual writing of the standards was done in complete secrecy.“

Dr. Moore reminds us that controlling stories (or the lack of stories) is the same thing as controlling people: “Plato pointed out in his Republic– a book never read in today’s high schools, nor usually even in college– whoever writes the stories shapes –or controls– the minds of the people in any given regime.”

The book’s title describes the killing of two important types of stories:

“The great stories are, first, the works of literature that have long been considered great by any standard of literary judgment and, second, what we might call the Great American Story of people longing to be free and happy under their own self-government. The Common Core will kill these stories by a deadly combination of neglect, amputation, misinterpretation…”

Then, “On the ruins of the old canon of literary and historical classics will be erected a new canon of post-modern literature and progressive political doctrine. Simultaneous to this change, fewer and fewer works of literature will be read on the whole. Great literature will be replaced with ‘information’ masquerading as essential ‘workforce training’.”

Moore explains that the proponents of Common Core hold up “the illusion of reform” while continuing to “gut the school curriculum” and to remove its humanity.

Grade school children will only get 50% of their grade from reading literature in English and high school children will get 70%. Instead, they will read informational texts.

Dr. Moore implores others to fight for great literature.

“There has never been a great people without great stories. And the great stories of great peoples often dwell on the subject of greatness. They dwell on the subject of plain goodness as well: the goodness that is to be found in love, marriage, duty, the creation of noble and beautiful things. It is patently obvious that they authors of the Common Core are uncomfortable with these great stories of the great and the good. They are plainly uncomfortable with great literature. And they are even more uncomfortable with what might be called the Great American Story.”

I know that this was a long piece but it was worth getting out there. Please share this with those who have children in our school systems.

Here’s what’s happening at some schools out west. In Rialto Unified in S. Calif. eighth graders were told to use three sources to find out if the Holocaust really happened. They had to discover whether it was “a propaganda tool used for political or monetary gain.”  One of the books suggested that the murder of Jews was a hoax. The school defended this propaganda.Coincidentally, this school has mostly Latin students and the interim Superintendent is Mohammad Z. Islam.

My question is, since when can people draw their own conclusions on this? Quoting Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.”

Expect a lot more propaganda and far fewer apologies. Eventually we’ll grow numb to it and propaganda will become the norm unless we stop it now. Just look at homosexual marriage, pot smoking, etc.  If you think Bill Gates is in this because they care about education, consider who will be putting all the computers into the classrooms in the future. Bingo.

September 4th, 2014

Hello, everyone, due to a family emergency this week I’ve not been able to post. I will be away from the 7th to the 12th of Sept. So again there will be no blogs posted. Sorry for the inconvenience to all of you who enjoy my work but this has been nightmare of a week. I’ll be back and posting after that. Unless the world ends in which case I won’t.

 

Oh yes, he has a plan!

September 1st, 2014

As you all know by now Obama hasn’t got a plan to fight ISIS. At least that’s what he tells everyone. Sadly I don’t believe it. In fact, I believe he has a plan for everything he does. I don’t believe he does anything by chance. So what am I saying? What I’m saying is that he wants us to believe he’s indecisive, ambivalent and lazy.  Why, because if we did know what he was unto we’d probably storm the White House.

Obama, if you’ll remember has a second in command whose parents and family are all big in the Muslim Brotherhood. They all want, though they won’t say it, a world wide Muslim State. And if you’ll remember, during his first presidential campaign in 2008, he used a secret back channel to Tehran to assure the mullahs that he was a friend of the Islamic Republic.

That secret channel was Ambassador William G. Miller, who served in Iran during the shah’s rule. What Obama wants according to Miller is detente, and then a full alliance with Iran throughout the Middle East and N. Africa.

Obama’s quest for an alliance now has at least four channels; Iraq, Switzerland ( the official U.S. representative to Tehran) Oman and and a variety of American intermediaries, the most notable I mentioned earlier, Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s closet adviser. In recent months, though it was well below the radar, Jarrett made numerous personal visits to Middle Eastern leaders and briefed them on her efforts to manage the Iranian relationship. This was confirmed by a former high-ranking American officials who say they were informed by those very leaders.

According to various sources, Obama’s outreach to Iran is his conviction that the U.S. has historically played a wicked role in the Middle East, and that the best things he can do for that part of the world is to limit and withdraw American military might, and empower our self-declared enemies, whose hostility to traditional American policies he largely shares.

If you look at the current crisis through Iran’s eyes, our apparent indecisiveness is easier to understand, for it systematically favors Iran’s interests. Tehran’s closest ally is Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. If Assad were to be overthrown by opposition forces hostile to Iran, it would be a devastating blow to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who has committed tens of thousands of fighters (from Hezbollay-the Revolutionary Guards, and the Basip) to shore up the Damascus regime. Everthing Iran does in the region revolves around the necessity of preserving Assad’s tyranny.

You’d have to be a fool to believe Obama doesn’t understand this. It therefore made no sense to bomb Syria in the otherwise baffling about-face on the “red line” a year ago. Also, the refusal to take decisive action today against the Islamic State caters to Iranian and Syrian concerns. Remember that ISIS was supported by Iran and Syria as a weapon against anti-Assad and anti-Iranian forces (from the Kurds to the FSA) none of whom is receiving serious American support.

Most in the know believe it is exceedingly unlikely that Obama will do anything that would threaten Assad’s rule or Iran’s power. To do so would be tantamount to abandoning his core strategy of creating a U.S.-Iranian alliance that would make Tehran the major regional power and Washington a friendly kibitzer and adviser.

It seems even more unlikely that Mr. Obama and his spokespeople will confess to actually having a strategy, because of the political firestorm that would result. Better to be thought a fool than to remove all doubt, after all.

It’s my belief that Obama is sitting back laughing up his sleeve every time someone questions his competence. He knows exactly what he’s doing and it’s all going to plan both here and abroad. To think otherwise would be foolishness.


The College Board, the private company that produces the SAT test our kids take and the various Advanced Placement exams, is effectively requiring that AP U.S. History be taught from a hard-left perspective. It’s doing so through a newly-issued “Framework” for its AP U.S. History exam.

Stanley Kurtz has written extensively about this. He points out that the co-chairs of the committee that redesigned the History Framework, Suzanne Sinke and Ted Dickson, worked closely together on a project whose goal was to reshape the U.S. History Survey Course along the lines recommended by Thomas Bender and the La Pietra Report.

Bender, a history professor at NYU, is (in Kurtz’s words) “the leading spokesman for the movement to internationalize the U.S. History curriculum at every educational level.” He is also a leading critic of “American exceptionalism,” which celebrates America as a model, vindicator, and at times the chief defender of ordered liberty and self-government in the world.

As for Sinke, a history professor at Florida State, she wrote the portion on immigration. Kurtz reports that she tells the tale of an early 20th Century ethnically Dutch woman who immigrated to America, merely to leave and go elsewhere. She says her goal is to teach us “to think beyond national histories and the terms that are caught up in them.”

In other words, we shouldn’t get caught up in the idea that there was something exceptional about America that induced immigrants to come here. We were just another place to go–”just another pleasant sentry somewhere on the UN Roll Call between Albania and Zimbabwe,” to borrow a phrase used by both George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton to mock those who deny American exceptionalism.

According to Bender, “historians that offer narratives of American exceptionalism “bear some responsibility” for reinforcing “a unilateralist understanding of the U.S. in the world.” That attitude, say Bender, must be fought.

In other words, Bender wants early American history to be less about the Pilgrims, Plymouth Colony, and John Winthrop’s “City on a Hill” speech, and more about the role of the plantation economy and the slave trade in the rise of an intrinsically exploitative international capitalism.

If the College Board didn’t understand the political agenda behind Bender’s La Pietra Report before he explained it to them, they certainly did afterward, and yet, after hearing, they doubled their efforts on Bender’s behalf.

It is also important to emphasize that the concept of American exceptionalism, which is systematically excised from and contradicted by, the redesigned Framework, is an integral part of several state curriculum guides, including the Texas Essential Knowledge and Kills Test. That raises serious legal questions about the compatibility of the redesigned Framework with state standards.

The College Board’s new and vastly more detailed guidelines can only be interpreted as an attempt to hijack the teaching of  U.S. history on behalf of a leftist political and ideological perspective. The Board has drastically eroded the freedom of states, school districts, teachers, and parents to choose the history they teach their children. That is why this change must not stand. It’s up to every parent to instill in their children the truth about our founding so that they can grow to love and understand this great nation just as we were.


There’s a lot of talk today about solar energy.  An unusual amount in my home as well at the moment! Anyway, at Watts Up With That? Ed Hoskins spotlights the intractable problem with solar and wind power. Much of the time, the sun isn’t shinning and the wind isn’t blowing. That means that in practice, solar and wind facilities can produce only a small fraction of their nominal capacities.

Here is one of the major drawbacks. The output of these methods is not dispatchable. Their output is entirely unable to respond to electricity demands as and when needed. Energy is contributed to the grid in a haphazard manner dependent on the weather, and certainly not necessarily when it’s required.

Let me give you an example. Solar power inevitably varies according to the time of day, the state of the weather and also of course radically, with the seasons. Also, as my husband has discovered, it depends on the amount of shade on your roof where you wish to install the devices. Of course one could always cut down those trees that took years to grow and provide shade, but that’s for another day.

Essentially solar power might only work effectively in Southern latitudes and it certainly does not do well in Northern Europe. In Germany the massive commitment to solar energy might well provide up to -20% of the country wide demand for a few hours on some fine summer days either side of noon, but at the time of maximum power demand on winter evenings solar energy input is necessarily nil.

Electricity generation from wind turbines is equally fickle. Why? because renewable energy output may be in excess of demand and this has to be dumped unproductively. There is still no solution to electrical energy storage on a sufficiently large industrial scale.

Now it’s true that in some areas solar works reasonably will. For instance S. Calif. That’s because the panel on your roof produce most of their power when the sun is out, and there is the greatest demand. The problem with solar in SoCal (as everywhere) is that, even with the declines in panel cost, it just isn’t feasible. Large subsidies are still required or people won’t install it. Why do you think liberals want to see escalating utility cost. It’s why Dems in Calif, build fast trains instead of power plants. This makes renewables seem more attractive than they are. Solar companies most carefully design the systems to remove only the use that falls in the upper tiers, because the lower two tiers are still cheaper than the payback (including subsidies) minus cost over the life of the system.

Of course then there is the danger to migratory birds. Where are the greenies on this or for that matter the wildlife folks who tie themselves to trees to save the spotted owl? They should all be strapped down to the solar panels that are taking over one of the most beautiful deserts in the United States. The Mohave Desert. I know this because I spent many happy days wondering the area with my Dad, a rock hound that let me help him make jewelry out of the rough stones we found.

 

Calif. now belongs to Mexico

August 29th, 2014

A q;hick word about the race in Miss. that Thad the cheat Cochran won. McDaniel found enough fraudulent ballots to fire a lawsuit, but it was Dismissed just days ago and now he takes the fight to the state Supreme Court. Whether anything will come of it is hard to say. One thing we definitely have to remember is who was behind this farce and who it was that made this all possible. The RINO’s. Don’t forget it.

1. If it wasn’t Calif. I’d say it couldn’t be happening. No ones that stupid. But it is California so I won’t say what I just said. According to the LA Times, while introducing Mexican Pres. Enrique Pena Nieto, who said America is “the other Mexico” Brown “spoke about the interwoven histories of Mexico and California.” He nodded to the immigrants in the room, saying it didn’t matter if they had permission to be in the U.S. “You’re all welcome in California,” Brown reportedly said.

Brown has made California a sanctuary state by signing the Trust Act and giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. He has also expanded financial aid to illegal immigrants by signing the California DREAM Act. Pena Nieto reportedly “thanked state official for embracing foreigners, citing measures that extend state benefits to immigrants.”

Note that. State benefits.

Even during the border crisis, Brown reportedly vowed “to find ways to shorten long waits at the Tijuana-San Diego international border crossing.” saying, “If we can put a man on the moon, we can put a man from Mexico to Calif. in 20 minutes.”

Of course he’s talking about them coming here not one of our going there by mistake.

In 2012 28% of Calif. were born outside the US. That according to the NY Times. Hispanic voters reportedly “made up 19.2% of Calif. voters” in 2010. And, according to Pew Research, Latinos make up nearly 40% of the state’s population and have made Calif “only the second state, behind New Mexico, where whites are not the majority and Latinos are the plurality.”

Even though the University of Calif. has admitted a record number of Hispanics, the Latino Caucus has vowed to make affirmative action and bilingual education top legislative priorities.

Read the last two paragraphs again. It’s true; Calif. has seceded to Mexico. It’s as if Matt Bracken’s tremendous novel Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista is clairvoyant non-fiction.

Isn’t it interesting; the Supreme Court ruled that Arizona couldn’t enforce federal immigration law because it claimed that the Executive Branch has so called “Plenary authority.”

Yet progressive loons like Jerry Moonbeam Brown can rewrite federal statues and annex an entire state to a foreign country? The Democratic Party is completely out of Control. It has succeeded in its century-long quest to fundamentally destroy our form of government.

 

2. Did you know that the government of the United States is suing the town of St. Anthony, Minn. a Twin Cities suburb with a population of a little over 8,000 to force the town to allow development of an Islamic center in an area reserved for industrial development. This might seem like a minor news story, not worth talking about but it sheds light on the broader legal and cultural trends going on.

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune,

The federal government on Wednesday sued the small north-metro city of St. Anthony, contending that it’s City Council violated federal law in 2012 by rejecting a proposed Islamic center. “An injustice has been done,” U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said at a news conference in Minneapolis. “I will not stand by while any religious group is subject to unconstitutional treatment that violates federal civil rights laws.”

They failed to mention the fact that they happily stood by when the city also denied a Christian group the use of the same space a month previous.

The lawsuit alleges that the council’s decision to deny the Abu Huraira Islamic Center the right to establish a worship center in the basement of the St. Anthony Business Center violates the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act passed by Congress in 2000.

Now I have to admit that I’ve heard of many things since I got into the Tea Party, but I have never heard of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. So, in order to learn more I checked out the DOJ’s web site. It prohibits zoning laws that “treat churches or other religious assemblies or institutions on less than equal terms with nonreligious institutions.”  So it may actually apply here.

The problem is that no one seemed to give a hoot when a Christian Org. was turned down, and I’m sure this law was inforce when that took place.

Apparently the RLU act is being used by the feds around the country to force acceptance of Islamic centers, contrary to local zoning regulations:

It marks the first time federal prosecutors have sued a Minnesota city citing the law, although the DOJ has filed similar suits elsewhere in the country on behalf of Islamic centers, according to a U.S. attorney’s off spokesman. 

So why exactly did the town turn down the request you might ask? It appears the council didn’t think that a religious and cultural center was compatible with the site’s light-industrial zoning.  On Wed. the town officials continued to defend the council’s action, saying that the reject was based purely on zoning issues. “Discrimination had nothing to do with it,” said the City Attorney. “Religious uses of any type are allowed in the vast majority of the city. They are just not allowed in the roughly, five percent of the city reserved for industrial use. This zone is designed to create jobs and be an economic engine.”

Back in the dark days before Obama that explanation would have been enough. It would have made common sense. No longer. Now the full weight of the feds–that is, the Obama administration–has come down on the side of Islam, and Islam only.

Town attorney Jay Lindgren said that the city denied another Christian org. request as well and for the sam reason and nothing was heard out of Washington. 

Now, come on folks, it’s not hare to understand what’s going on here. At this point I believe St. Anthony doesn’t have a hope in hell that they will prevail. They will be ground underfoot by Eric Holder’s Dept. of Injustice. Not because the administration has any particular regard for religion in general, as Christians and Jews can readily attest–rather because they want to display favoritism toward Islam.

Now for an Update on this story.—–The Becket Fund has weighed in on this so I will add their comments. This was the group that beat DOJ in the Hobby Lobby case and is also representing the Little Sisters of the Poor and Wheaton College cases, so I think it’s reasonable to hear what they have to say.

They are not saying this because they think DOJ does a good job protecting religious freedom –far from it. But according to Becket, the RLUIPA land use litigation is one area where DOJ gets it largely right. If you look at this somewhat incomplete list, you will see that DOJ has a pretty good cross-section of religious land use cases, including Jewish, Christian, and Muslim houses of worship: 

http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/hce/caselist.php#rluipa

“DOJ has taken the side of rabbinical schools in Rockland Co. NY and Baptist churches in Arizona, among others. I do not think you’ll advance the religious liberty of any group, by painting an inaccurate picture of how RLUIPA works. In fact you are more likely to increase your readers’ opposition to religious liberty statutes like RLUIPA that are good for our country, not least because they restrict gov. power.   I’ve litigated RLUIPA cases across the country, frequently on behalf of Christians and Jewish houses of worship, but on occasion also Muslim or Buddhist one.’ 

So, you now have both sides of the story. If Becket is correct, and they obviously have the knowledge, it was only a coincident that there was no legal action when the Christians applied and here’s my guess as to why. The Christians never complained. They figured the law was the law and they’d live by it. On the other hand, the Minnesota’s Chapter of the Council on American-Islmaic Relations did, and asked DOJ to investigate.

No One is Safe

August 28th, 2014

If you think about it, America has been a very lucky nation where terrorist attacks are concerned. Hundreds have been stopped we’re told and only two, have done any damage. But could all that be changing? Could our way of life be on the chopping block? Let me give you a scenario. What would happen if say a handful of ISIS terrorist where to spread out across a state or the country for that matter, and on a specific day, enter a mall, a sporting event, a crowed restaurant, anywhere where people are gathered and with the simple ring of a cell phone blow the place up.  Lets say Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, New York City, Atlanta. You get the picture. All blown up at the same time. The country would go insane. No one would know what or were to go to be safe.

Could it happen? I’d say yes , because ISIS says they’re already here.  James Foley studied his cart in the Chicago area. He was familiar with the streets of Chicago and apparently so is ISIS.

isis-chicago

An anonymous tweet has an attached photo showing a message written in Arabic. the note is dated June 20 and is being held up in front of the Old Republic building on Chicago’s Michigan Ave. Dubbed the Magnificent Miles, a shopping mecca, Michigan Ave is another symbol of what, from a radical Islamist perspective, is wrong with Western culture and civilization.

The text reads: We are in your state, we are in your cities, we are in your streets, you are our goals anywhere.” It adds the hashtag#Amessagefrom ISISto US.

It would be easy to dismiss this as a stunt with no real significance, except that it echoes promises that Isis and its sympathizers have already made plans which  include flying their black flag over the White House, currently occupied by a former Chicago resident.

“Many terror organizations refer to Chicago as Obama Town,” said a Chicago security expert Ross Rice, a former FBI agent assigned to the Windy City.  In a joint bulletin issued with the FBI on Friday, the DHS warned local, county and state law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for signs of activity by the IS and its sympathizers.

There is apparently no shortage of American recruits for terrorism and there is no shortage of Western passport holders who have joined IS. As many as 3,000 members of IS have U.S. or European passports and could slip into america without notice. British ambassador to the U.S. Peter Westmacott, said that roughly 500 Britons have joined IS with British authorities apprehending 60-70 of them who returned home with intent to do harm.

On the other hand with our open borders they wouldn’t need a passport. “I think there is the obvious great concern because of the condition of the border from the standpoint of it not being secure and us not knowing who is penetrating across, that individuals from ISIS or other terrorist states could be in the U.S.,” said Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

That should make you sleep better at night. And of course then there’s this.

Here  are some recent acts of jihad on American soil that you may have missed–all from this spring and summer.

1. Seattle Muslim “on a jihad to kill Americans” prime suspect in four murder cases–Ali Muhammad Brown, is currently in jail on $5million bail for alleged murder of a college student in late June. He has already been charged with gunning down two men at  29th and King St, in Seattle’s Leschi neighborhood on June 1.  He is now the prime suspect in a fourth homicide. It took the local press five paragraphs before they mentioned that “multiple sources with knowledge of the investigation say Brown told police he carried out the murders because  he was on a jihad to kill Americans.”  Also hidden deep in the story, “Prosecutors say Brown is a devout Muslim who had become angered by W.S. military intervention in the Islamic world, which he referred to as evil.

2. Seattle Muslim who said gays should be exterminated gets ten years for arson at gay nightclub. Musab Mohamed Masmari, was sentenced several weeks ago to ten years in prison for pouring gasoline onto a stairway in a famous gay nightclub. Neighbors say he set the stairway on fire last New Year’s Eve, when the club was crowed and –if the fire had not been put out–the carnage would have been far worse. In a report from Feb. we learn that an informant told FBI that Masmari believed that homosexuals should be exterminated. The media simply played this not as a case of terror but of “homophobia.”

3. Friend of boston Marathon jihad mass murderer found guilty of hindering FBI investigation.  According to the LA Times, a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarneaev was convicted for hindering the FBI investigation by hiding Tsarnaev’s backpack from authorities. Tazhayakov could be a fool. A dupe. Or as his defense attorneys have it, a “good kid.” (isn’t every thug?) Or he could be a true believer. That question wasn’t broached at his trial, as illuminating as it m ay have benn of Tazhayakov’s motives and actions. Those questions would have been branded “Islamophobic.”

4. Texas: Two Muslims arrested on jihad terror charges–Rahatual Ashikim Khan, an American citizen bon in Bangladesh, wanted to join the Somali jihad terror group al-Shabaab. He was not Somali and did not have connection to Somalia. He just wanted to wage jihad. Todd Wolfe, a convert to Islam from Houston, wanted to head to Syria for his jihad. Wolfe’s wife told an undercover FBI agent that her husband longed to “Perform a violet form of jihad.” She said he, “just wants to hop into Syria. He’s ready to die for his religion.”  Accprdomg tp the FBI Wolf’s jihad aspirations didn’t end with Syria. He indicated that he learned that al Qaeda in Syria was training brothers from other countries and then sending those fighter back to their home to conduct terror attacks.

5. Florida: Muslim who threatened 2nd 911 found guilty of terror charges.—A Tampa Muslim named Sami Osmakac was convicted of plotting to bomb a Tampa bar and then blow himself up in a jihad-martyrdom suicide attack in another crowded area of the city. Osmakac said of non-Muslims:“We will go after every one of them, their kindergartens, their shopping centers, their nightclubs, their police stations, their courthouses and everything until we have an Islamic state the whole world.”

6. Muslin who wanted to murder 100,000Americans cops plea.—Ahmed Abassi, according to the NY Post, wanted to derail a NY to  Toronto Amtrak train. He also discussed with another jihad terrorist “a plot to release bacteria in the air or water to kill up to 100,000 people.”  he was also, according to Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara, plotting to “commit acts of terror and develop a network of terrorists here: in the U.S. Abassi could’ve gotten 50 years in prison, but avoided the terrorism charges by pleading guilty in federal court to lying on his visa application and to immigration officials when asked why he flew to the U.S. in 2013. Cosequently he could soon be a free man.

7. Rochester NY: Muslim charged with plotting jihad murder of U.S. troops and Shi’ites in western NY. —The A.P. reported that on June 2nd, Mufid Elfgeeh, a Muslim businessman in Rochester, bought two handguns and the silencers as part of a plan to kill members of the armed forces returning from war as well as Shiite Muslims in western NY.  The AP, anxious as ever to deflect focus away from Islamic jihad, in its lead paragraph explaied that Elfgeeh was plotting to kill troops “as vengeance for American actions overseas. So why kill Shiites?  As a vengeance for Iran being a bitter enemy of his bitter enemy, the U.S.” Obviously Elfgeeh is a Sunni Islamic jihadist who wants to kill members of groups that he considers to be enemies of Islam. The AP will never tell you that.

8. Virginia: Two Muslims convicted of piracy were ready to launch rocket-propelled grenade at Navy ship.–Two Somali Muslims, Mohamed Abdi Jama and Abdicasils Cabaase, each got 40 years in prison for plotting to shoot a rocket-propelled grenade at the Navy ship Ashland. They each got slightly longer than 40 years, rather than life because the RPG that one of them was holding was broken and incapable of firing, or because U.S. District Judge Raymond A. Jackson believed that life imprisonment was cruel and unusual punishment. Is firing an RPG at a Navy ship not cruel and unusual punishment for those on  board?

9. Minneapolis: Muslima gets 3 years probation for lying about funding jihad group—Also in May according to KSTP.com, a Muslim woman in Minneapolis named Saynab Abdirashid Hussein got three years of probation for lying to a grand jury about her efforts to raise money for jihad terrorists in Somalia. The defendant lied to the Grand Jury saying that she did not participate in raising money for the individuals who left Minnesota to fight against Ethiopian troops then present in Somalia.  Who was she participating with? Where are her partners in this endeavor? What are they doing? Does anyone know? Does anyone care?

10. Houston: Muslim arrested for making terroristic threats and displaying hoax bomb after four-hour standoff at Wal-mart–Mehrzad Malekzadeh was waving a knife around. After a four-hour standoff with police he was arrested and charged with “making terroristic threats and displaying a hoax bomb, which are both class A misdemeanor charges.” Bond was set at $5.000.

So what does all this mean? It means that if not ISIS, there are certainly others willing to kill Americans. And yes, all these were fairly low level and all were stopped, but someday they’ll miss one. Our leaders, who we elected, almost to a man, willfully ignores the nature and magnitude of these terrorist threats. The are complacent and refuse to realize the danger this country is in. We must force the media to be honest with their coverage, and to stop acquiescing to the Muslim Brotherhood and CARE who have infiltrated their board rooms and nightly news cast.

 

 

 

 

 

August 25th, 2014

Although Pakistan has long been a nominal ally of the U.S. nobody would ever accuse us of colonizing that country. Mater of fact, it’s not even safe for Americans to travel there for any reason.  But there’s one Islamist country where the U.S. is more than welcome, and where American contractors are making billions of dollars; that country is Qatar. It also happens to be the same country that’s “negotiating” the ceasefire between Israel and Gaza.

Qatar is home to two of the largest American military bases in the world. Al Udeid and As Saylyah. the first is the hub for CENTCOM in the Middle East region, while the other is a huge pre-positioning base. The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were directed out of the bases in Doha, Qater. It’s in Qatar that the U.S. executes its military policies and pursues its objectives in the Middle East.  So why am I telling you all this? Read on.

With all the protection provided by a massive U.S. military presence, you’d think that tiny Gulf state which has only 278,000 citizens (and a non-citizen population of 1.8 million) would have a relatively small defense budget. Qatar did, for a short time, have it’s own military, a small one, but one none the less.  And why arm yourselves when you’ve got all that American firepower on your very doorstep.

Yet for all that, Qatar, per capita, is far and away the greatest purchasers of military grade weaponry in the world. Huge arms contractors like the Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, and Raytheon have sold tens of billions of dollars in 2014 alone to the ruling al-Thani family.  In April, Qatar announced a $24 billion arms purchase from a variety of manufacturers, Boeing included. In July, another $11 billion contract was approved by the Pentagon, which included the manufacturers Raytheon, Boeing and Lockheed Martin.

These 2014 deals give Qataris such toys as Patriot missiles and Apache helicopters, and many more sophisticated weapons. People talk about how armed America and Americans are, but per capita, Qatar makes us look like denizens of gun-free zones like NYCity. This does not include weapons purchases from numerous other countries like Germany and France.

Commercially, The Qataris depend on two sources of income, energy extraction and commercial airline flight, and they depend on us to provide the capital goods. ExxonMobil is partnered with the al-Thanis to capitalize on Qatar’s vast reserves of natural gas, the third largest in the world. And the deal making goes on in billion dollar increments.

Qatars reach extends beyond all this however. They have notified the world that they are transitioning to a knowledge based economy. Many American universities have satellite campuses in Doha, including Carnegie Mellon, Texas A&M, Georgetown U, just to name a few. Carnegie Mellon has a longstanding relationship with DOD going back to early DARPA cooperation and in April was awarded a $7.5 mil. grant to “reshape mathematics” part of an Air Force project. Georgetown has courses focusing on international relations and diplomacy. The focus on education is more self-serving than idealistic.

Beyond all this Qatar operates many international education-directed initiatives and organizations.These include the Qatar Foundation, which brought a Harvard Law School program to Hamad bin Khalifa University:and WISE, sponsored in part by Exxon which funds global educational programs and activities.

In July of 2013 Qatar funded a program to teach Arabic in the Tucson Unified School District, a district known for implementing a La Raza-developed curriculum, focusing on racial grievances for Mexicans. The group seems to regularly show up with each other–an odd pairing, unless one can piece together the intricate thread that connect the Middle East and Latin America, a daunting task for anyone to attempt at home or on their own.

Oddly enough, Lockheed Martin, which just signed a massive multi-billion arms contract this month with Qatar, is a corporate backer of La Raza. Of course you might say all of this seems harmless enough, and maybe it is, except— for the clear links between Qatar, Islamic terror, and transnational-organized crime, including narcotics and human trafficking. Qatar over the last ten years has made a name for itself as the richest country per capita, in the entire world. Mean income in the Kingdom was $93,352 in 2013 and the peninsula is renowned for its booming real estate. They have one of the largest sovereign wealth funds in the world, with more than (at least USD $170 billion assets under management.

But all that glitters is not gold. Beneath the surface a distinctly different picture emerges. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of Sept 11th, was on the payroll of the Qatari Ministry of Electric and Water for a period of years. His “job” was a no-show job at that, arranged by the head of the Qatari religious authority. According to leaked State Department cables, Qatar has the worst record of cooperation for counterterrorism –worse even than Iran. And remember it was Qatar who accepted the five Terrorist recently freed by Obama.

Did you know that the former Emir of Qatar was at West Point on the day when the Bergdahl deal was struck. He was at the graduation of his son! More than a dozen top Qatar families and government officials have sent sons to U.S. military academy’s which might explain why everything about Islam and Terrorism is being deleted from the cadets text books. Military training in foreign lands is an al-Thani family tradition. How better to destroy the enemy then to know their tactics before hand.

Even London, now called by many Londonstan has a major presence of Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamists living in their towns and villages.  But lets talk about John Brennan. Considered by some to be an Islamist infiltrator. Though it’s been practically erased from the public’s memory, a report in 2010 called Sharia: The Threat to America, and issued by the Center for Security Policy whose Board includes former CIA director R. James Woolsey, states in part.

“It is hard to overstate the danger associated with the President of the United States having as his top advisor John Brennan in these sensitive portfolios someone so severely compromised with respect to shariah and the threat it poses.” 

The report was issued when Brennan was Counterterrorism Advisor to Obama. He was given a promotion to Director of the CiA in 2013. Anyone concerned?

In conclusion,  there are pages more I could add here, but the bottom line is that our enemies aren’t at the door, they’re inside the house and just waiting to strike. Qatar is one of the main backers of ISIS and is in the process of liquidating all traces of Christianity, and Christians, in Syria and Iraq. They backed Hamas and are backers of the Muslim Brotherhood. The goal of Qatar and their allies is the establishment of a Caliphate across the entire Middle East, extending into Africa, Asia, and Europe. Like the Ottoman Empire before them, responsible for the Armenian genocide and previous Caliphates before the Ottoman Empire, their treatment of the Christians and Jews would be violent and unbending.

American is providing the weapons to those who would destroy us and they do it with such blatant disregard that we must wonder what will happen when they find themselves the very target of the weapons they provided.

 

Beacon and Christians

August 25th, 2014

If you were out and about this weekend you might not have heard  about the Vermont Restaurant that Removed a Sign with the word Bacon on it because it offended a local Muslim woman.  The owner of the restaurant said they “removed the sign that was located on public property as a gesture of respect for our diverse community.” She also spoke about safety concerns.

Was she afraid that the Muslims would burn down her business? That they’d bring a lawsuit? Or worse? If so, then she should’ve complained to the local law enforcement that she was feeling threatened and feared for her life and her business.  Would they have done something? Probably not.

I have a question. So now the owner has taken down the sign. Next week a Muslim comes in and sees the woman in the next booth eating bacon. Will the Muslim complain that she’s feeling insulted? That she wants the woman to leave so she can eat without having to face this indignity? Would the store owner, in order to show  respect for the Muslim take bacon off her menu and ask the notorious bacon eater to leave?

Perhaps we should start complaining when a women dressed in Arab garments walks by us in the grocery store. This is America, dress like a slob or else! When an Arab man looks at us  in a way that makes us feel, if even a little, uncomfortable. What would happen if we told the store owner, we feel threatened, and insulted that  they do not dress like we do.

Yes, it sounds stupid, and it is. But how else are we to stop this? It seems that whenever American law and Islamic law conflict, it’s the non-Muslims who have to give way? Why? If a Christian walked in and said they were offended that the business employed only gays, would the store change it’s policies or would the person making the complaint be called a homophobe and ignored. If we went into a gay bakery and ordered a cake and said it was to celebrate a gay who became straight through Christ, and they refused to make it, would they have to change their way of doing business and take sensitivity training? If Muslims can use their religion as a reason to be insulted and to force others to go along with their beliefs, then shouldn’t we Christians have the same rights?

Perhaps we don’t because we simply find it uncomfortable to stand up for ourselves. Christians are too busy trying to make everyone like them and not see them as kooks. “Oh, don’t say anything. Just turn the other check. Let them see we mean them no harm and that we’re just like everyone else.” Forget the fact that they mean us a great deal of harm. They’d like to see us all dead and in our graves.

Problem is, we aren’t like everyone else. We’re children of God. We’re saved by grace. Our Savior lives. So why don’t we act like it. Why do we alway couch our words rather than speak up for what we know is right?  We are pushed around because we allow people to do so. Why do we not demand the same respect that the Muslims demand. I’m reminded of the saying, “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.”

And another thing…Have you ever noticed on TV or in the movies, the whimps  are always the Christians. They’re alway the racist, or the bigots,or the crazy guy running around declaring all non-believers must die,  or the holier-than-thou members of the community. We watch a lot of British TV programs and you can bet that if there’s a Minister or Priest involved they wind up being the killer, or the rapist or the thief or the just plain nitwit. It never fails. The pastors are always weak, frightened, spouting scripture at every turning or having an affair with at least two of their church members. It never fails.

Why do we put up with it? Oh, I see, we don’t want to be called names. We don’t want to be considered weirdo’s. Well, that’s why everyone walks all over us. It’s about time we began showing some of God’s righteous anger. Jesus was humble, but never weak. When he saw wrong he spoke up about it. He didn’t hang back wondering how his words would be interpreted.

You don’t see Muslims worried about what people think of them. They don’t care. They merely do what they want and when people don’t like it the say they’re Islamophobic and presto change, they get what they want.  Well, maybe we should start saying that if you don’t like what Christians do or say, your Jesaphobic. OK, that’s not a word, but it could be. And maybe it should be. Someone doesn’t like what you think or say because it has Christian overtones, tell them they’re being Jesaphobic. That, if noting else, will get there attention. Labels always do.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that if we don’t start fighting back, if we don’t stop worrying about being politically correct, we might as well pull the plug.

Take this little test and let me know after a few days how it turns out. When your with friends, count how many times you start to say something but stop because you’re afraid of being labeled a racist, or bigot or homophobe etc. Count the times you’d like to say something but don’t for the same reason. I do it all the time. Talking to tea party friends at lunch we’re talking about Ferguson. I start to say something. (and remember I’m lunching with like minded friends) yet I stop and say, “Now I’m not a racist or whatever,” before completing my thought.

We all do it and we all have to stop it. The problem with America today is we’ve been cowed into not saying anything even when we know we should. It has to stop. So, get involved, try my experiment and let me know how it turns out. Bet you’ll be surprised!

Dumb and Dumber times five

August 23rd, 2014

As you know I never do anything that isn’t serious on this blog…you do know that don’t you? Anyway, I’m going to break that rule because I couldn’t stop laughing at this. No really. It’s a real headline.

LIVING FOREVER MAY NEVER BE POSSIBLE–STUDY FINES.

Now is it just me or could they have simply skipped the study and gone right to a thousand years of death certificates. Of course if you lived forever there wouldn’t be a death certificate so I take it all back. A study was definitely necessary. Of course if you had a lot of ancient Egyptians, early cave men, the Apostles, or even further back, those not quite ready to stand erect walking around you wouldn’t need a study at all. Your hundredth grandfather who was now sharing a room with your son would be all the proof you needed. Just a thought.

1. Well, school is starting again even if it seems it just ended. I know, I had a child in school and well, as parents we all feel the same about the first and last days of a school year. One, anticipation, one absolute dread. If my son is reading this you know I’m kidding.
Anyway, I think you’d be shocked to learn what goes on in these so called halls of learning. This was written by Twin Cities area high school teachers, of how their schools teach literature classes. This one comes from Edina H.S. which was once known as an excellent institution:

Acceptance and inter-cultural understudying can be fostered through the use of powerful texts, discussion, analysis, and exploration in the classroom. An English Curriculum grounded in social justice rests on a belief based in equity–that each person should have access to resources regardless of race, gender, ability, age, socio-economic status, or sexual orientation.

“Access to resource?”

Additionally, a social justice framework is grounded in a belief that children are the foundation of our future, and that schools, therefore, can (and should) play a significant role in shaping an equitable landscape of that future. Social justice teaching asks students to think critically about texts–to question whose voices are heard in a text and whose are silenced, who’s being overly served and who’s being under-served, how power affects the tex, and how we know what we know–and to think critically about their power and role in effecting meaningful change in both personal, local, and immediate contexts, as well as in global contexts. Additionally, English classes are charged with a preparing students to be critical creators, consumers, and participators in a media infused, global 21st century that is already well underway.

Funny, there was not one word in there about teaching the classics in order to learn to reason and question. Is the only thing the kids need to know is that up till now every things been unfair and unjust? If I had a kid in that school, I’d pull him or her out tomorrow.

The statement below is from a teacher at Woodbury High School:

At Woodbury High School, the [literature]course is primarily structured chronologically. Social, economic, cultural and political frameworks of the readings are sometimes explored explicitly through eight critical lenses: feminist, deconstruction, new criticism, new historical/biographical, reader response, post-colonial, psychological and Marxist theory.  Students apply critical literary elements such as figurative language, symbolism, and motif to find author’s intent.

This isn’t education, this is mis-education, worse than not attending school at all. Any child of normal intelligence would gain more from staying up late at night reading books with a flashlight under the covers than from being subjected to such trash. It’s this sort of teaching that will likely ruin literature forever.

One of the web-sites I got this information from mentioned that there youngest daughter, in fourth grade, was given an assignment to relate how she, personally would combat global warming. She wrote that she would never live in a house bigger than John Edwards’ or fly on more private airplanes that Al Gore. But the mother said, not all kids have the resources to see through this nonsense. It is only by constant parental vigilance that public schools can be prevented from going off the rails.

That is why I’ve said a hundred thousand times since beginning to write blogs that we have to be very leary of what’s being taught and how it’s being taught. Do you ever read your children’s text books?

The idea that we must learn all these approaches to Literature is ridiculous. Let’s admit it, some works of literature are just there to be enjoyed. Yes they have messages many times but imagine reading Jane Erie and trying to work out all the different angles these teachers see in every story. Their lives must be a misery. Will, what did feminist Jane think, how does Jane meet the desire to be global and to take care of the earth. Boring……..

 

2. Supposedly the President is heartsick over the beheading of James Foley. I mean even the fist bump and golf cart smile is a sure sign of inner turmoil. The question is, is this so called turmoil because he still thinks his policies are the correct ones or because he simply can’t seem, no matter how hard he tries, to get a hole in one.

If you can still find his”tears on his pillow speech,” watch it with the sound turned down. Never once does he look directly into the camera as if talking to us. He looks side to side and down. Sort of like one of those bobble head dolls you stick on your dashboard. Maybe you could get one with him in a tress skirt.Now do the same thing with Carter’s malaise speech from 1979. Yes, I’m asking a lot but watch it anyway.

I’m no fan of Carter but at least he looked us straight in the eye. Obama makes Carter look downright “Prsidential.”

Now check out Bush’s speech after 9/11 without sound.

I wasn’t always happy with him, but at least you knew when he was being sincere.