THE MYSTERY CANDIDATE

January 13th, 2012

As you know, I’ve been trying my best to bring you as much information as I can about the candidates and their records. I’ve heard back from some of you, both agreeing and disagreeing with what I’ve said,and that’s great. That’s what democracy is all about. But, and it’s a big but, I have a question, and before you answer take time to think about it. Also know that I have not decided on a candidate and probably won’t till I see who’s left to vote for. (If we still have a choice)

WHO IS MITT ROMNEY?

We know all about Rick Perry, Santorum, Newt, even Ron Paul. What do we really know about Mitt? We know that he holds no core values because everything he believed, as little as five years ago, he tells us he no longer believes, and everything he did believe, he believes no longer. How can that be?

We know that he’s spent the last six years running for office. That his record in Mass. is not sterling when it comes to Conservative principles, and before you say but he had to moderate, he was the governor of Mass.  You need to look how many things he vetoed. True, I give you that, but look at some of the things he did. Things he didn’t need to do, but did. Health care comes to mind. Have you noticed how many things he began in Mass, the Obama administration has taken to heart?

Perhaps I’m worrying over nothing. But you see, we have one Manchurian candidate serving right now. I don’t want another. I also worry that so many of our supposed Conservative movers and shakers are falling in line behind this guy. Why? For his conservative credentials? What are they? OK, he balanced the budget in Mass. What else? He says he’s not a classical republican whatever that is. He trashed Ronald Reagan and wanted nothing to do with his policies.

We Conservatives are all over Obama for not releasing his school records, his college thesis, etc, etc, etc,. But we’re giving Romney a pass. Why won’t he release his tax records.

For myself, I would like to like the guy. I did last time around and was broken hearted when he dropped out. His speech that year at CPAC was wonderful and only made the pain of his decision more difficult to bear.

But this time around I sense he’s not the same man, or perhaps I’ve become more cynical. More jaded to the lies that politicians allow to slip past their lips and into the public domain. I don’t know. This time around he seems robotic. As if someone placed inside his head through hypnosis words and phrases that when certain questions where ask would come flooding out.

I sense a falseness about him. A feeling he’ll say and do whatever it takes because this is what he wants and he’s use to getting what he wants.

I also am uncomfortable that the establishment seems to be telling us it’s Mitt or no one. As I’ve said before, who says he can win? Who says he’s got the guts to go one on one with Obama, or will he back down. He did with Huckabee and he did with Mac Cain.

I know none of them are perfect. Heaven knows I’m not. But before I vote for someone, I need to know a lot more about them than I know about Romney, and I don’t think it’s going to happen. Look, say what you will about Santorum. I don’t like the way he voted on some issues. Neither does he. But I know this about him. What he is now, what he believes, is what he believed five, ten, and twenty years ago. I remember when he was in the Congress. I followed what he did with Gingrich and what they worked on together. I was a C-span junky back then because it was the only way you could find out what was going on.

That was before even Rush Limbaugh was on the Radio. Santorum hasn’t changed his basic views. He is what you see.

Can we say that about the man we might have to rally around. Mitt Romney? Be honest now. . . Can we? Have we fallen for the “He’s the only one who can beat Obama,” rhetoric?

If I have to vote for Romney I will, but I would feel a lot more comfortable about it if I felt that the man we were seeing on our TV’s was the real Mitt Romney. Things are just to dire in this country to not make absolutely sure we have the right person as the head of state, and a man who says he’s conservative, but can’t define it, can’t articulate it, and who has come to it under dubious circumstances–the desire to be President–to me, might not be the best man for the job.

It would be a dreadful thing to wake up the day after the election and discover that the man we thought we elected wasn’t that man at all.

We did that last time and you see what a mess we’ve made for ourselves. Better to be safe, then sorry.

I know this will anger some of you, I’m sorry about that, this has been laying heavy on my heart for some time and I decided it was best to just say it and get it over with.

If you feel Mitt is the right man for the job, that’s fine, but for me, I’m not so sure and so I will wait and see what happens in the next several months.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHY CHOOSE YOUR CANDIDATE?

January 8th, 2012

As promised I am setting up this Blog so that those of you who wish to comment on why you are looking at, or have chosen a particular candidate, can voice your opinions and hear those of other Patriots. I believe that if we all participate we might learn something we didn’t know before or be persuaded to take a second look at another candidate. It is early days yet and much can change before we (the people of New York) get to vote. Sadly, by that time the choice might be taken away from us as has happened many times before. That’s what’s  wrong with the process. If it were me, I would put the name of every state in a hat. Whatever state was drawn first got the first primary and so on. True, the same state might win several times in a row, but the chance of states being pulled out in the same order as the previous year is almost nonexistent. I see no reason why the people of Iowa and New Hempshire always get the candidates attention. That being said, since there’s noting to be done about it, there’s no sense crying over spelt milk as my mom was want to say.

AND PLEASE REMEMBER THESE ARE MY OPINIONS–THEY ARE NOT SET IN STONE AND NO ONE HAS TO EXCEPT THEM.

So, I watched both debates this weekend and I believe the one on Sunday morning was the better of the two. I think there was more substance and of course I didn’t have to watch the simpering, smirking Diane Sawyer. Can that woman say anything without it sounding like she’s in perpetual mourning for a thought.

I have to say I was a little surprised that Hanna came out for Huntsmen. Of course his reason for that is that they both have an independent approach to party orthodoxy. You can each come to your own conclusions on that statement. Huntsmen is also found of saying, and always with a look of sincerity, that what the American people need is trust in their government. I believe that trust in our government is what got us into this mess. We trusted, but never verified.

After this mornings debate, I see Santorum, Perry and Gigrich as the Coservatives in the group. I’m not saying weak or strong, but Conservatives. Huntsmen in my opinion is more a moderate that leans liberal, Mitt is a moderate and Paul is a libertarian.

I though Gingrich did better this morning than last night. Sharper and made better points. I loved his line to Mitt, “I realize the red light doesn’t mean anything to you because you’re the front runner, but can we drop the pious boloney. . . ” Wouldn’t you just love to hear Newt say that to Obama. I would. I thought his answer on rebuilding the infrastructure was a little too big government. I mean every time the government wants money they say it’s for teachers, police and infrastructure. Well ask yourself this. With all the money they have supposedly targeted for roads and bridges in this country, there shouldn’t’ be a road older than five years or a bridge older than ten in this entire nation. I have mixed feelings on his statements about the EPA, but that could be argued as a minor point.

I really liked Paul’s answer to the question about what rights people have. His answer was that the only absolute rights we have is Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. I also liked several of his answers concerning the feds. I don’t like his idea that we bring all our troops home. One of the reasons they are deployed overseas is so they can be there if trouble breaks out. It takes a long time to get troops in place if they have to come from bases in America. Even our jet fighters take time and refueling to go long distances. Why do you think they had forts in the old west. So the soldiers would be there if needed.

Mitt was Mitt. I timed many of his answers and almost everyone went over the allotted time by as much as thirty seconds. I also noticed he really doesn’t like to be interrupted. If I was debating him I’d constantly interrupt, so he’d get angry. The Huckster did that when he was in debates with Romney and he really lost it. I do wish he’d tried to talk in normal terms and not make everything sound like it was coming from G. Washington’s lips. One of the questions he was ask was why he didn’t run for a second term as Gov. His answer was that he did what he wanted done and then left. So then you have to ask, about Romney Care. Is that what he intended to do?

Perry, I really like. He’s so down to earth. No flowery words, just common sense. I think I’m in love but doubt I’ll get a date. He really has a good record as Gov. Yes, I know, he’s iffy on immigration things, but we can bring him around on that. You get the feeling that he’s sincere, and that he has a no nonsense way about him that will get things done.

Speaking of Perry, Rush made a interesting point last week. Why do we think Perry’s stupid? Because he is slow when he speaks? Because he laughs at himself? Or is it because those in Washington want us to think that? Everyone thinks Obama is brilliant but how do we know. What were his grades, what has he written, where are all his friends telling us what he was like in school. No we believe it because they keep saying it. I do like his limiting the time the carpetbaggers spend in Congress. They are on recess half the time anyway.

And now Santorum. Yes, I like him. But I discovered his voting record that you’ll find below that has given me pause. He’s explained several of these votes in this last debate, saying he voted yes, not because he actually liked the bill but because several things he wanted were included. I’m not sure I go along with that answer, but I can understand it on some level. Anyway here is his voting record. It’s not exactly the record of someone who wants to scale back government like say Perry would. Judge for yourself. I would still vote for him over several other candidates however. also, lets not be so worried about beating Obama that we choose the candidate simply because we think he can win. Romney and Santorum have both lost and lost big. I’m not saying to hold that against them, I’m just saying that we should be looking at their idea’s. And if they can bring the people along.

NEA

Voted for taxpayer funding of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Voted against a 10% cut in the budget for National Endowment for the Arts.

Bankruptcy
Voted for a Schumer amendment to make the debts of pro-life demonstrators not dischargeable in bankruptcy.


Defense and Foreign Policy

Voted for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).
Voted against requiring the President to certify that the CWC is effectively verifiable.

Voted against requiring the President to certify that that Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, North Korea, China, and all other countries determined to be state sponsors of terror have joined CWC prior to submitting the instrument of ratification.

Voted for the START II Treaty
Voted to allow the sale of supercomputers to China.
Voted to ban antipersonnel landmines
Voted against increasing defense spending offset by equivalent cuts in non-defense spending.
Voted to require that Federal bureaucrats get the same payraises as uniformed military.
Voted to allow food and medicine sales to state sponsors of terror and tyranical regimes such as Libya and Cuba.
Voted to limit the President’s authority to impose sanctions on nations for reasons of national security unless the sanctions were approved by a multilateral regime.
Voted against requiring Congressional authorization for military action in Bosnia.
Voted to give $25 million in foreign aid to North Korea
Voted to weaken alien terrorist deportation provisions.   If the Court determines that the evidence must be withheld for national security reasons, the Justice Department must still provide a summary of the evidence sufficient for the alien terrorist to mount a defense against deportation.
Voted against delaying the India Nuclear until the President certified that India had agreed to suspend military-to-military exchanges with Iran.
Voted against the Conventional Trident Missile Program

Nominations
Voted for Richard Paez to the 9th Curcuit (cloture)
Voted for Sonia Sotomayor, Circuit Judge
Voted for Richard Holbrooke to be Ambassador to the UN
Voted for Margaret Morrow to be District Judge
Voted twice for Marsha Berzon to the 9thg Circuit
Voted for Mary McLaughlin to be District Judge
Voted for Tim Dyk to be District Judge
Voted for James Brady to be District Judge

Labor
Voted against National Right to Work Act
Voted against Real of Davis-Bacon Prevailing union wages
Voted for Alexis Herman to be Secretary of Labor
Voted for mandatory Federal child care funding
Voted for Trade Adjustment Assistance.
Voted for Job Corps funding
Voted twice in support of Fedex Unionization
Voted against allowing a waiver of Davis-Bacon in emergency situations.
Voted for minimum wage increases six times here here here here here and here
Voted to require a union representative on an IRS oversight board.
Voted to exempt IRS union representative from criminal ethics laws.
Voted against creating independent Board of Governors to investigate IRS abuses.

Guns

Voted to require pawn shops to do background checks on people who pawn a gun.
Voted twice to make it illegal to sell a gun without a secure storage or safety device
Voted for a Federal ban on possession of “assault weapons” by those under 18.
Voted for Federal funding for anti-gun education programs in schools.
Voted for anti-gun juvenile justice bill.

Reform

Voted for funding for the legal services corporation.
Voted twice for a Congressional payraise.
Voted to impose a uniform Federal mandate on states to force them to allow convicted rapits, arsonists, drug kingpins, and all other ex-convicts to vote in Federal elections.
Voted for the Specter “backup plan” to allow campaign finance reform to survive if portions of the bill were found unconstitutional.
Voted to mandate discounted broadcast times for politicians.
Voted for a McCain amendment to require State and local campaign committees to report all campaign contributions to the FEC and to require all campaign contributions to be reported to the FEC within 24 hours within 90 days of an election.

Immigration
Voted against increasing the number of immigration investigators
Voted to allow illegal immigrants to receive the earned income credit before becoming citizens
Voted to give SSI benefits to legal aliens.
Voted to give welfare benefits to naturalized citizens without regard to to the earnings of their sponsors.
Voted against hiring an additional 1,000 border partrol agents, paid for by reductions in state grants.

Taxes
Voted against a flat tax.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for Medicare prescription drugs
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to fund health insurance subsidies for small businesses.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for an $8 billion increase in child healh insurance.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for an increase in NIH funding.
Voted twice for internet taxes.
Voted to allow gas tax revenues to be used to subsidize Amtrak.
Voted to strike marriage penalty tax relief and instead provide fines on tobacco companies.
Voted against repealing the Clinton 4.3 cent gas tax increase.
Voted to increase taxes by $2.3 billion to pay for an Amtrak trust fund.
Voted to allow welfare to a minor who had a child out of wedlock and who resided with an adult who was on welfare within the previous two years.
Voted to increase taxes by $9.4 billion to pay for a $9.4 billion increase in student loans.
Voted to say that AMT patch is more important than capital gains and dividend relief.

Welfare
Voted against food stamp reform
Voted against Medicaid reform
Voted against TANF reform
Voted to increase the Social Services Block Grant from $1 billion to $2 billion
Voted to increase the FHA loan from $170,000 to $197,000.  Also opposed increasing GNMA guaranty from 6 basis points to 12.
Voted for $2 billion for low income heating assistance.

Waste
Sponsored An amendment to increase Amtrak funds by $550 million
Voted to use HUD funds for the Joslyn Art Museum (NE), the Stand Up for Animals project (RI) and the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Project (WA)
Voted to increase spending on social programs by $7 billion
Voted to increase NIH funding by $1.6 billion.
Voted to increase NIHnding by $700 million
Voted to for a $2 million earmark to renovate the Vulcan Monument (AL)
Voted for a $1 billion bailout for the steel industry
Voted against requiring that highway earmarks would come out of a state’s highway allocation
Voted to allow Market Access Program funds to go to foreign companies.
Voted to allow OPIC to increase its administrative costs by 50%
Voted against transferring $20 million from Americorps to veterans.
Voted for the $140 billion asbestos compensation bill.
Voted against requiring a uniform medical criteria to ensure asbestos claims were legitimate.
Voted to increase community development programs by $2 billion.

Spending and Entitlements
Voted to make Medicare part B premium subsidies an new entitlement.
Voted against paying off the debt ($5.6 trillion at the time) within 30 years.
Voted to give $18 billion to the IMF.
Voted to raid Social Security instead of using surpluses to pay down the debt.

Health Care
Voted to allow states to impose health care mandates that are stricter than proposed new Federal mandates, but not weaker.
Voted twice for Federal mental health parity mandates in health insurance.
Voted against a allow consumers the option to purchase a plan outside the parity mandate.

Education
Voted to increase Federal funding for teacher testing
Voted to increase spending for the Department of Education by $3.1 billion.
Voted against requiring courts to consider the impact of IDEA awards on a local school district.

Energy

Voted to allow the President to designate certain sites as interim nuclear waste storage sites in the event that he determines that Yucca Mountain is not a suitable site for a permanent waste repository. Those sites are as follows: the nuclear waste site in Hanford, Washington; the Savannah River Site in South Carolina; Barnwell County, South Carolina; and the Oak Ridge Reservation in Tennessee.

Voted to make fuel price gouging a Federal crime.

 

You can click on the word voted to go to the site that will tell you what the bill was about.

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Now it’s your turn. Here are the comments I’ve received so far. You can respond by writing your replay in the box marked comments. Let’s everyone participate. That’s what the Patriots are all about.

RON PAUL—-

Sent by Melanie Ginkul

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It always bother me how come very intelligent, honest, good, hardworking people
allow themselves fall under the evil empire -  communism.
I have a lot to say , but I prefer to send people email directly.
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Army Navy Air Force Marines. Who Will Bring You Home?

 

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Sent by Kathy Williams

SInce leaving the Mohawk Valley, I haven’t followed the MVP’s blog, but wanted to take this opportunity to provide food for thought to my former MV Patriots.

I’m supporting Ron Paul.  I knew as soon as I read his book, REVOLUTION, that he was not your ordinary Republican.  I believe that Romney, Santorum and Gingrich are carbon copies of Bush, McCain and Dole.  Perfect rhetoric for the Dems – “Do you want to go back to pre Obama, the way things used to be?” Of course they will twist that to mean goverment support of big business instead of the middle class. None of the above mentioned are really that different than Obama.

Ben Franklin said, “Insanity is doing what you always did and expecting different results.”

America needs dramatic changes, dramatic reduction in goverment size, power and spending.

Paul is the only candidate even talking about cutting departments, etc.  Contrary to the establishment Republican talking heads, he is electable.

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Sent by James Learned

 

Hi Billie,

I’m trying to sort through all the stuff. Ron Paul is not on my list my list. I hope he goes away and doesn’t try 3rd party run. Don’t know much about Huntsman. Already read your take on Santorum, and tend to agree with you. Willard Mitt Romney is not convincing me he’s tough enough.So I guess I’m really leaning toward Newton. He’s impressed me for a long time with his PASSION for following the Consitution.
Jim
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Sent by S. Brown
Thanks for all the work Billie.
re’ Hanna…insightful news, he is no conservative.
re’ Santorum…I’ve been recently leaning toward him, however, upon reviewing approx 1/2 of the voting record you provided I really don’t see how anyone can interpret his votes as “conservative”; his stance on labor, immigration, guns, taxes…across the board sounds fairly liberal to me.
I’m not sure there are any conservative politicans left.  We’re (insert your own wording) left and “right.”
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We also had several comments on the Hanna e-mail I sent out. I won’t include them as this is for the national race. Please, get involved. Let’s hear what you have to say. I you can’t go to the blog site but wish your comments to be included, e-mail them to me and I will add them. As I said before, you can respond by filling in the remarks box. Keep it clean, polite, and don’t be afraid to state your feelings. I will use your name however as we do not do anonymous here.
Only the MSM does that.
So let the fun begin.

ADDITIONAL INFO

Santorum has been talking about several of those votes today on Hannity and his explanation is that on a couple of them he realized that he should have voted no. On his no vote for a right to work bill he said Pa was not a right to work state and as Senator for Pa. he felt he couldn’t vote for something that went against what his state wanted. Now he says he would vote differently as he would be representing the country and not his state. Also on several he said he voted yes because several items he wanted were in the bills though on the whole it was not what he would have wished. Those are his explanations, you have to do with them what you will. I do however think he’s close enough to what we want, but I think Perry is closer.

Billie

AMERICA ASYLUM

January 5th, 2012

It’s been a while since I actually posted a blog message, and for that I’m sorry. It’s just that sometimes I’m so overwhelmed by how insane our country has become I don’t know where to start. Go on any Conservative news sight it’s just one miserable story after another. The mind can only take so much and mine wasn’t that great to begin with. (No comments please) But, the new year is here and I intend to turn over a new leaf. Especially seeing how, if things don’t go as we hope, this could be the last year of America the Great. I don’t like thinking that way. In fact, I hate it, but things are moving at such a fast pace that we hardly have time to catch our breath.

Here is how I see things at the moment. First, I believe that we ( christians, conservatives, lovers of the constitution) are under attack from almost every corner. It seems that the only thing we do that pleases the powers that be, is when we pay our taxes. They don’t seem to like us when we go to church, pay our mortgages, give to charity, educate our children, march on Washington, express our concerns or get up in the morning. We are in their eyes, worse than lepers. Now, I’m not talking here about how the Democrats see us, I’m talking about how our Republican leaders see us.

If you watched the Iowa debacle, and listened to the so called, “Conservative Pundits,” you’d think this was all an exercise in futility. No one can beat Obama. Well, no one but the Mitt. Why is it that these so called smart people are always the first to give up and give in. I have long ago discontinued my subscription to the Weekly Standard, nor do I waste money on the WSJ or Bill Buckleys once great magazine. Why should I? They have all long since sold out and have become Washington insiders. They no more see the danger we are facing than than Poland saw the danger that was Germany. These are the same people if you’ll think about it, that tells us we have nothing to fear from the growing Muslim population in America. That Obama isn’t a bad man, he’s just misguided. Obviously they never heard of the Trojan Horse.

I do think, and I’m as guilty of this as the next man, that perhaps we are helping with our own defeat. Perhaps instead of saying “There’s nothing we can do,” we should start talking about doing something. But you say “I’m only one person,” and your right. But I have 1,500 people signed up as part of our group. Think what we could do if we all came out for the meetings. If we all showed up at the Rallies, if we all talked to just one other person and invited them to come and join in to help save America.

Everyone of you should carry with you at least ten of our business cards, which can be supplied to you if you would like some. When you talk to someone who’s interested, give them a card, invite them to go to the web site, www.mohawkvalleypatriots.org, or contact me at Billie@mohawkvalleypatriots.org   I meet people all the time at the grocery store, the drug store, standing in line to buy something and I’ll say something like “boy if things get much more expensive I’ll have to start eating grass.” They usually agree and then I say something like, “I wish those folks in Washington knew what we were having to deal with,” and once more they’ll agree or even comment. Then you mention the tea party, and say, here’s our card, check it out. Easy peasey.

Obama will do whatever is necessary to win the next election for once he’s back in office without another election to face, the Constitution will become a thing of the past. It means nothing to him now, it will mean less if he’s re-elected. Even now he is weakening our defenses, sharing top secret weapon information with the Russians, and planning in order to get votes to forgive a large portion of the mortgages that are under water. How can you resist voting for a man who will save your home, lower your payments by half, and ask for nothing in return but your vote.

We must and I mean MUST help get the right man into office, if by the time the election gets here there are elections, and that’s a big if. What if he gives these mortgage cuts. What if he decides to take out Iran about a month before the election, what if there’s a national emergency, a terror attack, you name it, do you think he would hesitate to declare marshall law and say things are too dangerous for elections to be held. Yes I knew it seems far fetched, but yesterday he made several recess appointments and the Congress isn’t in recess and other than say he can’t do that, that he trampled on the Consitution, nothings being done to stop him. And what about all those jobs he now has lined up for our youth this summer. Supposedly he’s got jobs just waiting to be filled. You’d give him your vote for that wouldn’t you? After all, isn’t he now creating jobs? My worry is that all those jobs come with brown shirts. He did say something about a civilian army  when he was running for office.

And one more parting thought. The founding documents say that we have a right to take back a government that we think has usurped the powers granted to in the Constitution. We all know the familiar passage. In 1776  that was possible. But is it today? Would we not be committing treason if we took up arms against our government. Would it not then seem logical that our government would order out the national guard to quail the uprising, to imprison those who started the incursion? In light of all that, what is there than that we can actually do? Must we sit back and allow our country to be torn apart by someone who clearly wants to destroy this country?

I have no answers to those questions. For now, we will have to settle for seeing to it that our neighbors, families and friends, are made to understand the peril we face. We must keep at it, even when laughed at, or ridiculed. We must fight with knowledge. We must stay informed. We must not become complacent and convince ourselves that nothing can be done. As Winston Churchill said during Britians darkest hours, “WE MUST NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, GIVE UP!


Are You Ready If the Worst Happens? 7/27/11

July 27th, 2011

 

Hello Patriots, It’s been a while since I’ve written and I’m sorry about that. I’ve not been well for much of the time and then family came to visit. I want to thank all of you who came out to our last meeting. I think those who did where glad to have been a part of what hopefully will give us a stronger voice both in matters pertaining to the state and those of national consequence.

As you know, we are in the middle of what will, if America survives, be looked at as it’s darkest hour. We have spent ourselves into oblivion and our government wants to spend more. Did you take a look at the e-mail I sent out showing what a hundred and sixty trillion dollars looks like. Did you study it and wonder aloud, “how in all that’s holly can we ever pay that back,” or did you delete it and move to the next e-mail?

Folks, that is money that was spent by the very people we sent to Washington to run our country. If we weren’t spending every penny we took in and then borrowing more, we wouldn’t be in this mess. That’s why I spent so much time last year trying to get you to pay attention to who you were voting for.

That’s what voting is all about. It’s knowing who the Candidate is.  What is his character?  How faithful is he to those beliefs that we believe are essential for good governance? How willing is he to take a stand in support of those belief, and how firmly will he stand when the pressures of Washington or Albany start to bear down upon him?

What we see happening in Washington is why these things matter.  You can say what you will about a person having or not having integrity, a moral compass, a belief in what’s right, but without it, you have nothing at all, and that is what is on display in the halls of Congress and the White House. The plan Boehner is pushing gives us nothing to hang our hats on. Ten years to see results? A panel do make the tough choices, and veto power if we don’t like the cuts they make. And do you really trust the people they intend to put on the committee.

Sure, you’re absolutely right. We don’t know who these people will be—but we can guess. And just because Boehner trust them doesn’t mean we do. What’s needed is for them to send the Cap, Cut and Balance Bill back to the Senate and fight for it there. We only lost by three votes. Keep fighting. Make them vote on it till they’re sick of seeing it.
 
Yes, there are those that are standing strong, but there are also many who would rather make deals against the wishes of the people then to appear to have stood for right, and lost.

Friends, I don’t have to tell you we are living in perilous times. There are forces aligned against us that are waiting like rabid wolves to devour us. These are the people who stay in the background, moving this way and that, positioning themselves so that they can take advantage of the frightened, the weak, the uneducated, the elderly, and yes those who would be blown with the wind rather than take a stand.

Obama knows he’s in a bad situation—he knows the country is moving away from him, but I believe he will do all in his power to see that he remains in power and to do that, he will do whatever it takes. Some will say I’m going too far, but it’s my honest, sincere belief that nothing he has done so far as been done without a purpose behind it, and that purpose is to destroy this country.

A cornered animal will fight, and he will fight with all the power that’s at his disposal. He is, after all, Commander and Chief. He hasn’t spent his life getting into this position to just give it up and walk quietly away into the night. He’s bringing us to a place where it will take only one misstep and America will go up in flames.

Do you think those who have spent their lives waiting for their next welfare check say fine, the countries broke, I have to sacrifice like everyone else? And what about those young people who think they deserve student loans, who thinks the government owes them? What do you think they’ll do when the money spigot is turned off. What about the Unions that ferment discontent, and don’t want to give up what their leaders promised them? What about medicaid recipients? Why America is overflowing with people who get government largess. Do you think they’re all just going to say, “Oh well, that’s how it goes.”  If you do, you are sadly misinformed. Many will do what they’re doing in Greece.

Yes, my husband gets Military retirement pay. That will be gone as well if things go to Hell in a hand basket, and believe me it won’t be easy. So don’t feel like I’m picking on some of you, I’m not. What I’m trying to get some of you who are sitting on the sidelines to understand, is that as sure as summer follows spring, it’s coming. Why? Because that’s what Marxist do. They don’t built, they tear down.

Do you understand what will happen to the money in your pocket if a worst case scenario happens? Do you understand what it will do to your savings, your house and car payments, you employment? For you younger folks who weren’t alive during the Carter administration, try to imagine 18 maybe 20% interest on car loans, and houses. Food costing double what it cost  now. Think you’ll be able to afford a college loan? And then of course the  price of electric. Obama seems hell bent to shut down all the coal mines and power plants, gas drilling and natural gas powered energy. It’s going to get very cold in the coming winters.

So my question is this. Are you preparing?  Are you sitting down with your kids, (those old enough to understand) and talking about the sacrifices that will have to be made if things go belly up. Kids today are pretty use to getting what they want, will they understand, or rebel? Are you talking things over to see how you can make it through if your retirement money stops arriving, or your job dries up. Are you buying extra groceries now, when they’re on sale and putting them aside so you’ll have food? I am. If I only need one, I buy two. If it’s on sale I buy four. One for each week for a month. Move the oldest to the front and put the newest in the back. If a panic sets in, think about what grocery shelves look like the day before a hurricane or a severe snow. Could you go a month without having to buy food?

And what about water? What if the electric goes off. What if? Yes, what if? Have you talked about it? Planned. Yes, it’s true, none of this might happen—but what if it does? It might—it could—it is in other countries. If you have weapons in your homes, do you have ammunition—just in case. People will be hungry and in need of money. How secure is your home?

I know, this is a bleak picture, but isn’t it better to be ready for the worst and it not happen, then to be unprepared and it does? If it doesn’t happen, send this back next year and tell me I was crazy.

So, please, think about it. Take time and join us at our monthly meetings, we’ll need to stick together if we hope to survive this. Bob Shulz is asking us to watch the Government so we can protect ourselves and our Constitution from being torn apart. The Tea Party is pleading with you to get involved. I’m pleading. Be a force for good. Let people know we’re out here and we care. That we love our Country and we’ll fight to keep it free, to keep it strong, and to keep it as it was meant to be. A place of Freedom and Liberty for all.

What in the Worlds Going On—part 2. 6/1/11

June 7th, 2011

 

In my last post, we explored what was happening around the world in regard to the war against radical Islam. One of the people I spoke about was Geert Wilders, a political leader in Holland. He is on trial for warning his people that their country was being over run by Sharia Law. For this, he could spend considerable time in prison. His trial has just ended and the verdict will be handed down on June 23. His closing argument can be found here. I suggest you read it, and as you do, pretend it’s happening here.

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/

I’ve written several times about the Dearborn Mich. situation. Christians have been arrested there for handing out religious pamphlets during the annual Arab Festival on Warren Ave. Once again there’s been a problem. Up until 2009, people could walk along the sidewalks and hand out any sort of DVD, tract, or other information they cared to. This year, Chief of Police Ronald Haddad decided that would no longer be allowed. In fact, he insisted that no one would be allowed to distribute materials within five blocks of the festival. Pastor G. Saieg, an Arab Christian from Sudan decided to challenge that edict in court and though the lower court ruled in the Haddad’s favor, the appeals court did not.

Hence, at the festival next month, police will no longer be permitted to interfere with Constitutionally protected free speech activities. Additionally, the city may now be held liable for damages to anyone whose rights were violated by police at the festivals. That has profound implications for our own case against the city, which is based, in part, on the following incident: (thanks to Atlas Shrugs)

It seems today, the only people on earth who can get away with killing people with immunity are the Muslims. Recently in Washington state, a young Muslim woman was said to have committed suicide by throwing herself on the floor and pounding her head against a table till she died. Her name was Fatima Abdallah. That, according to the Tampa Police Homicide Detectives who reclassified cause of death from “Unexplained Death” to “Accidental Death.” You only have to see pictures of the victim to know that no one could do this to themselves. The damage done to the body was clearly done by someone else. Perhaps because she had gotten a divorce and had refused to return to her husband. She was 5’5” tall, and weighted 105 pds. Yet her cheek was split from ear to mouth, her nose was broken, her jaw dislocated, she suffered brain damage and the story goes on. Tell me how someone could do this to themselves. Yet the  Pathologist never examined these areas. The reason? It’s alleged they didn’t want to cause a problem with the Muslim community. This is Sharia law in action and it’s happening all over America.

I send you now to Walid Shoebat and his latest blog

“By Peace They Will Deceive the World.” Please, take the time to read this most informative article. If anyone knows what he’s talking about, this former PLO Terrorist, turned Christian does.”

http://www.shoebat.com/blog/archives/1082

We are told that Islam is the only true religion. That they are the only ones who care about the human race. That they can bring stability and true justice to the world. If you believe that, I have a bridge I’d like to sell you. Please read the following and then try to tell me that this these people aren’t evil incarnate.  “A Muslim state must [first] attack a Christian state—sorry, I mean any non-Muslim state—and they [the women, the future sex-slaves] must be captives of the raid [i.e., jihad].  Is this forbidden? Not at all; according to Islam, sex slaves are not at all forbidden. Quite the contrary, the rules regulating sex-slaves differ from those for free women [i.e., Muslim women]: the latter’s body must be covered entirely, except for her face and hands, whereas the sex-slave is kept naked from the bellybutton on up—she is different from the free woman; the free woman has to be married properly to her husband, but the sex-slave—he just buys her and that’s that.  So the sex-slave is different from the free woman.”

She went on to offer concrete suggestions:  “For example, in the Chechnyan war, of course there are female Russian captives.  So go and buy those and sell them here in Kuwait; better that than for the men to engage in forbidden sexual relations.  I don’t see any problem in this, no problem at all.”

Mutairi suggests sex-slaves be at least 15 years-old.

To read the whole article go to–

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/06/06/muslim-woman-seeks-to-revitalize-the-institution-of-sex-slavery/

After that, I need to take a shower, so will close for this edition.

What in the World is going on? 5/18/11

May 20th, 2011

 

Unless you’re a member of the ruling class, you know we are in a war against Radical Islam. You know that they blow up buildings, cut off heads, stone women and burn and hang homosexuals. You’re told that the people that do this aren’t representative of Islam as a whole. They are a small group of people who, to use American vernacular, “have gone off the deep end.” That on the whole, Islam is a peaceful religion. They merely want to live and let live. Do they? Here is what you don’t see on the nightly news. Let’s start with Australia.

The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils has called for Muslims to be granted “”legal pluralism,”  which should in time lead to “twin tolerations.” In other words Sharia would be equal to the already established laws of Australia. Of course if you’ve been following the issue, you know that a little tolerance leads to total capitulation. Take a listen to what Ibrahim Siddiq-Conlon said on 60 minutes Australia. He was born and raised in the country. It doesn’t sound moderate to me. Scroll down to the video and listen.

http://barenakedislam.wordpress.com/2011/05/17/hooray-australia-government-rejects-muslims-demand-for-a-little-sharia-law/

For now the Australian government is holding firm. Thank God, because we might have to move there. There is a group forming to fight this take over. It’s the Australian Defense League. This is a sister organization with the one in Great Britan. You read what Mr. Patel said in the last article, then look at what he said says here. Go down to were it starts Australian Federation of Islamic Councils Pres. Patel said and compare that statement with what you read before. Then watch the video at the bottom of the article. “Time to make a stand”

Now lets go to Norway. “Muslim immigrants are terrorizing native Norwegians, who are fleeing in droves. An ethnic and cultural self-annihilation is taking place and the left wing cultural relativists are allowing it to happen.”  Listen to what this Norwegian MP has to say about the matter. You’ll be shocked.

http://barenakedislam.wordpress.com/2011/05/15/norway-blonde-girls-have-to-die-their-hair-brown-children-cant-carry-salami-in-their-lunch-boxes-for-fear-of-being-beaten-up/

Norwegian Muslim Mohyeldeen Mohammad of Larvik Norway, praised Allah for the death of four Norwegian soldiers in Afghanistan. Minutes after Norwegian media announced the soldiers death, Mohyeldeen Mohammad posted the following on his Facebook page: “Allah Akbar! Norwegian terrorists killed in Afghanistan! Alhamdulillah, praised be Allah, this will be celebrated. During a rally he threated there would be terrorist attacks on Norwegian soil.

“Frp leader (Progress Party) Siv Jensen warns against what she calls the Islamization of Norwegian society. She accused the Norwegian Labor party and Foreign Affairs Minister Jonas Gahr Støre of weakness and of lacking the will to deal with groups which use fear as a weapon.”

“A year ago I was ridiculed because I warned against sneak-Islamization.  Now I can only say that I was right.  Norwegian values are under stronger and stronger pressure.  Islamization is in full swing,” Jensen said at the Oslo Frp annual meeting Saturday. LINK

Do you see a pattern here?  They come in quietly, build Mosque then protest that, because they can’t have their way, they’re being unfairly treated.

The same is taking place in Denmark—Don’t believe me, here’s proof. Lars Hedegaard, a respected author and college professor has been convicted of sharia blasphemy laws under the guise of “hate speech” laws in Denmark. What did he say? He gave a lecture about the problem of rape committed against Muslim girls by male relatives. He said it was a fact that could be backed up by hard evidence.

Under Denmark’s hate speech law, it doesn’t matter if what you said was true or factual, it only matters that it offended someone.

Now lets go to Holland.

Read what Geert Wilders, a Dutch politician and leader of the Party for Freedom, the third-largest political party in the Netherlands said at the Cornerstone Church, in Nashville on 12 May, 2011.

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2011/05/geert-wilders-warning-to-america.html

Ahh, but you say Billie, those things are only happening in Europe. Oh really?

A new study for The Center for Security Policy today released these facts. The study looked at 50 appellate court cases from 23 states that involve conflicts between Shariah and American state law. The analysis finds that Shariah has been applied or formally recognized in state court decisions, in conflict with the Constitution. Read the whole article here.

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2011/05/david-yerushalmi-.html

So what are we to think when they tell us they want to live in peace with us. If only we would let them build there Mosques.  Here is a police demonstration video about how to treat Muslims. Funny, it doesn’t say how to enter a Christian church or home. This will make you mad.

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2011/05/police-dhimmitude-.html

This next video is a MUST watch. Listen to it carefully. This is happening in America. It’s happening not just in Tenn. but all over the country and yet we sit and say nothing because we are afraid to speak up. This is eye opening for you hear them in there own words.

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2011/05/jihadist-imams-in-nashville-infiltrates-vanderbilt-university-and-city-leadership.html

Finely, in Virginia–

Considering that the prisons are the most fertile breeding ground for converting the disenfranchised and then recruiting the newly devout Muslims to jihad, this is the height of civilizational stupidity.

Virginia inmate wins legal jihad, submits prison to all kinds of sharia

The coup de grace for Virginia’s prison system (and taxpayers), losers of the legal jihad. The government prison system is now forced to provide:

  • Muslim reading materials
  • Muslim CDs and DVD’s
  • $2,000
  • $2,500 on Islamic library materials for the Greensville Correctional Center
  • hire a Muslim inmate to work in the library
  • inmates at Greensville will be allowed to donate religious materials to the library
  • Al-Amin was even allowed to submit his own list of Islamic reading materials, movies and CDs
  • department also agreed to allow Al-Amin to use his religious name
  • allow inmates to assist in the preparation of religious meals

Everything a prison needs to be a jihad teaching factory. Even a sympathetic interviewee saw how bad the settlement was and provided the understatement of the day: “That’s a terrible settlement. It sets a very bad precedent.” via Va. inmate’s win in suit against government a rarity | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com.

Rashid Qawi Al-Amin succeeded where thousands of Virginia prison inmates before him have failed: He prevailed in a lawsuit against the government.

Al-Amin won a settlement with the state that forces the prison system to supply him, and the Greensville Correctional Center library, with Muslim reading materials, CDs and DVDs. He’ll also receive $2,000.

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s office decided to settle the seven-year legal battle after a series of court rulings in Al-Amin’s favor. The state admitted no wrongdoing in the settlement but did agree to perform eight different acts to satisfy Al-Amin’s claims.

The case highlights a trend among state and federal prisoners, many of them converted Muslims, fighting for their rights to practice their faith.  “Atlas Shrugs”

So, we come to the end. I will be doing more on this subject over the coming weeks. One thing to keep in mind, “They use the freedoms and liberties we afford them to destroy those very same freedoms and liberties.” Please, share this with your friends and families. You can’t fight what you don’t know.

Billie Stan

PATRIOTS NEWSLETTER/EASTER ADDITION

April 24th, 2011

 

Easter 2011, finds the world at war with itself. The East against the West,  the Left against the Right, Muslim against Jew, Atheist against Christian, and yet for all that, JESUS ROSE FROM THE DEAD. We serve a risen Savior. No other religion in the world can say that. God, our God, has overcome death. No matter the state of the world. That truth remains.

Well, the day of the Rally is drawing ever closer, so I hope you’re telling your friends, putting up the posters I sent out, and preparing to join in for an afternoon of fun and frivolity.  For those of you who aren’t aware, and how that can be only God knows, it’s on May 7th, at the Holland Patent Village Park, just off Rt. 365, in Holland Patent. Starting time is 2pm. And don’t forget to bring something for the food drive.

Also, our next meeting will be the second Tues. in May. All information is posted on the calendar at the web site. www.mohawkvalleypatriots.org. Hopefully by meeting time everyone will be back home and we can get this thing rolling again.

There is so much happening I can hardly decided where to start. Folks, we have to get together and do what we can to keep America going. If you think I’m needlessly worrying, I can only respond by saying I wish I were. IF people don’t soon wake up, there won’t be an America to wake up to. So, let us begin.

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IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THIS WATCH. IT’S SCARY. THESE ARE AMERICAN KIDS. YOU KNOW THE ONES PARENTS ARE SPENDING MEGA-BUCKS TO SEND TO COLLEGE. THIS IS BEING DONE BY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION. IT’S CALLED POWERSHIFT 2011

http://americandigest.org/mt-archives/5minute_arguments/stop_the_insanity.php

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One of the big issues over the past few months concerning Unions were the dues their members paid. You keep hearing how CEO’s, were making big bucks, and that some of that money could go to hire new workers. Well, CEO’s have nothing on big labor. Read the statistics on how many jobs their salaries could support.

http://www.redstate.com/laborunionreport/2011/04/19/one-years-worth-of-union-dues-could-support-265447-us-workers/

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Did you hear what’s going on with Boeing.

Boeing entered into discussions with the IAM, something that even the NLRB noted it did not have to do:

Boeing had hoped to secure a long-term agreement with a no-strike clause that would ensure production stability for its customers and be cost competitive for the future.  In exchange, however, the IAM insisted upon terms unacceptable to Boeing, including a guarantee that Boeing would place all future commercial airplane production in Puget Sound, and a promise from the company to remain neutral in all IAM union organizing campaigns nationwide. When an agreement with IAM leaders could not be reached, Boeing opted to build the new facility in North Charleston.

And that’s when the feathers flew, as the Unions went to the NLRB and started screaming they were treated unfairly. This is important, because Boeing intends to fight this all the way up to the Supreme Court if necessary.

http://www.redstate.com/laborunionreport/2011/04/21/in-shot-heard-around-business-world-obamas-labor-board-issues-complaint-against-boeing/

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Boy those Union leaders are really looking out for you Union workers. Especially when it comes to the teachers in Michigan. Boy, they really care about the little guy.

“So because of a union power play at the bargaining table – and its insistence that members accept its own brand – teachers in this district will be paying $6,400 just so the union can keep the dollars flowing into MESSA’s coffers.”

http://biggovernment.com/kolson/2011/04/14/teachers-pay-as-union-chickens-come-home-to-roost/#more-255368

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Say, now here’s a new one. See if you can follow this one. This is what the union had to say.

By reporting a safety violation, a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) violated his union’s constitution when the company he worked for investigated the report and found another union member had indeed violated safety rules. In so doing the IUOE member who reported the violation engaged in gross disloyalty and conduct unbecoming a member when the company subsequently suspended the rule violator for three days.

http://www.redstate.com/laborunionreport/2011/04/10/appeals-court-approves-of-union-fining-member-for-reporting-safety-violation/

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RELIGION–

Finally, we won one.

A federal appeals court has ruled that the National Day of Prayer is legitimate, ordering that a lawsuit claiming the event is unconstitutional be dismissed.

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Legal/Default.aspx?id=1330404

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I have to tell you, and this isn’t a news article, just a comment, that I am sorely disappointed that Franklin Graham believes he could endorse Donald Trump. I’ll have more to say on Trump later, for now I’ll only say that we are jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire if we elect this guy. He is not what he seems. It’s bad enough Huckabee is still a viable candidate in some peoples eyes. More on that later as well.

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ISLAM–

DID YOU KNOW THAT AL-JAZEERA IS BROADCASTING INTO THE WHITE HOUSE AND THAT THEY BELIEVE IT’S A GOOD SOURCE OF RELIABLE INFORMATION? Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised it as “real news” in her recent Senate testimony.

If you aren’t aware, Dearborn Michigan has one of the largest Islamic communities in the nation. Over the weekend, Pastor Terry Jones, intended to protest outside an Islamic Center in that town. You need to read how his first amendment rights were respected. And no, I don’t think burning the Koran was a good thing. BUT and there’s always a BUT, as they say about the Bible, “It’s only a book.”

http://biggovernment.com/pgeller/2011/04/22/islamic-law-comes-to-dearborn/

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THIS IS A MUST READ–

There are a great many black American’s who are aligning themselves with the Muslim faith. In the poorer sections of our inner cities, in our prisons and yes, even in the military, blacks seem to think that Islam is the answer to their problems. But this tells me it is not. I wonder how many of these people understand how Muslims really feel about the black race? I don’t hold out much hope for the young man featured in the article.

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/04/22/libyan-rebels-terrorize-black-africans/

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So, you think Islam is a peaceful religion? You think we can deal with these people if we just let them use our churches and pray in our streets against all local ordinances? Then you’d better read this because it’s coming to America. If this doesn’t give you chills, you’re already dead!!!

"We are coming to take back what belongs to us, to regain our land and purify it of unbelief and of the unbelievers. We are coming with ‘There is no god but Allah.’ We are coming because we reject democracy. We do not accept democracy. We accept nothing but the tawhid of Allah. We accept nothing but: ‘There is no god but Allah.’ We accept nothing but the shari’a of Allah. "Just as we ruled many European lands, we are coming [...] By God, we are on our way. The day you will see the black flag flying over the Élysée us very near [...] I say to all my brothers and sisters in France: We are coming from Belgium to support you, with our group, Sharia4Belgium. We are coming to support you [...] May Allah accept their actions, and grant them a place in Paradise for their sacrifices and their activities, which aim to bring victory to this community [...] May Allah facilitate our path, and purify France of unbelief and the unbelievers. Allah willing, we will see you next week. Salaam Alyakum, and Allah’s blessings upon you." […]

This is a different article, but furthers my point.

It’s one of the stock phrases we hear all the time in America’s dealing with the Muslim world: we must not provoke them. Our actions energize the radicals, and serve as recruiting tools. When we do things like invade Iraq or Afghanistan (overthrowing brutal regimes that killed a lot more Muslims than we have, by the way, but you don’t hear that mentioned), we’re playing into the terrorists’ hands. When we imprison and interrogate suspected terrorists and extremists, we’re giving the bad guys their most potent recruiting tool. Air strikes that kill terrorists (and, occasionally, the innocents they so much enjoy hiding behind) merely lead to more extremists. And so on.

http://wizbangblog.com/content/2011/04/05/poisoning-islam.php

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HEALTH CARE–

I had to read this twice, and then again. What’s amazing is that a Republican pushed this. Is the world going mad? Don’t answer that.

While Obama sends close to a billion dollars to Hamas, aids the jihad in Libya, abandons our ally in Egypt to help install the Muslim Brotherhood, refuses to prosecute Muslim Brotherhood proxies in the US despite a "mountain of evidence," we are learning that 9/11 Responders will be be screened by FBI’s Terrorism Watch List.

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2011/04/obama-vicitmizes-the-911-victims-911-responders-will-be-screened-by-fbis-terrorism-watch-list.html

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Hey, you don’t like ObamaCare, right? You know what it is and you want no part of it.  Oh contraire my friends. The Obamo administration is going to spend $200 million to talk you into liking it.

http://biggovernment.com/tfitton/2011/04/21/incriminating-hhs-records-detail-taxpayer-funded-obamacare-propaganda-campaign/

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Well, your all probably up to speed on this one but I’m including it for those of you who aren’t. Yep, were back to having a panel, God, can’t anyone in Washington think for themselves. Oh, I forget, this is how they do it in Moscow.

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/04/20/ipab-suddenly-under-the-spotlight/

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Say, have you heard about this. You pay your doctor a set fee, say $2,000 a year cash upfront. And he sees you whenever you need seeing for any reason. No waiting time, no busy signal. Your in. Well, that’s what a lot of folks are doing these days. And you know where that will leave those who don’t have the cash—up smoke creek. That’s where.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Highend-medical-option-apf-94418692.html?x=0&sec=topStories&pos=main&asset=&ccode=

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If there’s any of you out there that still are having a love affair with AARP, read this. In fact print off the article and give it to some of your love sick friends.

http://www.redstate.com/bluey/2011/03/30/aarp-investigation-reveals-obamacare-will-enrich-non-profit-seniors-lobby/

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Looks like Planned Parenthood has had seconds thoughts about challenging many of the Pro-life bills moving through the states and Washington. One in particular deals with whether the baby can feel pain and at what age.

“Balch suggested abortion rights groups are worried that the debate could turn against them if they challenge the latest set of bills in court.

"While there are people there who have standing to challenge the law, there is a reluctance in the pro-abortion movement to humanize that unborn child," she said. "It’s a debate that our opponents do not want to have."

Balch said her organization is "prepared to go into all the states and pass this law if that’s what it takes."

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/04/20/planned-parenthood-holds-challenging-wave-anti-abortion-bills/

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EDUCATION—

You’ve got to see the picture in this article. It’s at George Washington University. Tell me the students aren’t being turned into anarchist  This will turn your stomach.

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2011/04/academic-jihad-at-georgetown.html

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AND NOW FOR SOME FUN————-

This was sent in by one of our patriots and I thought it worth sharing.

http://www.gratitudecampaign.org/index.php?c=pages&m=watch_short_video

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Bob Basso once again as Thomas Paine—a must watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeYscnFpEyA

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Here’s what a massive budget cut looks like.

http://www.redstate.com/dia0420/2011/04/18/massive-budget-cuts/

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Patriot Guard Riders.  This will move you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–92lbsY2T0&feature=player_embedded

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FOR THOSE WHO LIKE ANIMALS YOU’LL LOVE THIS. I DID.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61WkeY9Jcvw

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AND FINALLY, FOR ALL YOU PEEPS LOVERS.

http://dailycaller.com/2011/04/23/peeps-didnt-start-the-fire-two-years-in-peeps-the-music-video/

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Well, that’s it for this week. I know there’s a lot here to digest, but give it a try. It beats the other things you could be reading.

PATRIOT’S NEWSLETTER 3/30/11

April 1st, 2011

 

To be honest, so much is going on I hardly know where to begin.  For those of you who bother to read my e-mail’s you’ll know that I was planning our first rally of the year. Sadly, the weather has sort of put the kibosh on it as the park is still under snow in places. We have moved the date to Sat. May7th instead. I’ll be sending out more information in the next few weeks. We’re doing something a little different this time. Also OUR FIRST MEETING OF THE YEAR WILL BE ON APRIL 12TH AT 7:00P.M. AT THE CHURCH OF CHRIST—1330 HERKIMER RD. UTICA.

You might want to start checking the calendar at the web site—as I’ll be listing all our meetings and special events there as well. You’ll find that at www.mohawkvalleypatriots.org

A reminder, we have books available to be checked out at the meetings, and over the winter I purchased, “Waiting for Superman,” about the state of our public schools that we’ll be showing at an upcoming meeting. It would sure be great if everyone could bring one new person.  Say have you been checking out the monthly quiz? I missed this month but it will be up in a few days.

I want you all to put on your thinking caps and come up with some idea’s for the coming year. I’m thinking speakers, updates from our reps. Study groups, picnic’s, joining other groups to help with there projects. What would YOU like to do?

So with that, it’s on to the news.

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OBAMACARE—

He doesn’t, but that’s another subject. Just read this in the Washington Times Examiner and couldn’t wait to share it. Gosh, Palosi was right. You had to read the bill to see what was in it.

“Investigators for the House Energy and Commerce Committee have discovered that a little-known provision in the national health care law has allowed the federal government to pay nearly $2 billion to unions, state public employee systems, and big corporations to subsidize health coverage costs for early retirees.  At the current rate of payment, the $5 billion appropriated for the program could be exhausted well before it is set to expire.”

Imagine what it must have been like when these folks were kids and played hide and seek. You probably are still searching for them.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/03/uncovered-new-2-billion-bailout-obamacare

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You know, my heart just bleeds for these poor people. I mean here they are, captains of industry, makers and shakers, mogul’s extraordinaire, Donald Trump’s with good hair, and yet they were bamboozled into thinking Obamacare was the light at the end of the tunnel. Now someone has blown it out and they’re cowering in the dark. Well, to bad. Check out the video, it’s interesting. It’s a manager of an Indiana IHop, and Mike Pence. It explains how much the business will have to spend to pay for all their workers and how many will lose their jobs.

“thanks to Schultz and other big-business CEOs looking to offload health-insurance costs onto taxpayers, the mandates and the leviathan bureaucracies to come will suck the life out of the economy, especially for small businesses.  All of this was entirely predictable before Schultz decided to throw in for statist intervention.”

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/03/22/starbucks-ceo-on-second-thought-obamacare-doesnt-look-so-good/

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Here’s a video of Michele Bachmann explaining about the 105 Billion that was already appropriated for Obamacare. You know, I’m beginning to think that maybe the Dems, didn’t need to read the bill to know what was in it. They knew all along and were laughing up their sleeves, except for Mrs. President who doesn’t believe in sleeves.

http://cubachi.com/2011/03/06/bachmann-explains-how-105-billion-is-already-appropriated-to-obamacare/

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I see, it’s not about what they said it was about—it never is—it’s about single payer. Now think about that. Do they mean that so many people will lose their jobs only one single person will have enough money to pay for it, or do they mean that everyone else will eventually shot themselves in the head when they realize what they allowed their government to do to them and only a single person will be left to need healthcare?  It’s a perplexing question.

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/02/28/white-house-to-liberals-soon-you-can-start-pushing-single-payer-health-care-at-the-state-level/

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STATE OF AFFAIRS–

You always hear the left telling everyone we live in a democracy. We’re told that the people of the middle east are fighting to form a democracy.  But is that really what they want? I doubt it. Walter Williams hits it out of the park with this item.

“Webster defines a democracy as “government by the people; especially: rule of the majority.” In a democracy, the majority rules either directly or through its elected representatives.”

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/02/28/democracy-vs-liberty/2/

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I was going to put this at the bottom, but it was too good to make you wait. You think the good old days, were that great. Cast your peepers on this chart and then try to tell me they were.

http://americandigest.org/mt-archives/american_studies/you_never_had_it_so_good.php

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EDUCATION—

I can’t tell you how pleased I was to see that our Speaker of the House has reinstated the money for the scholarship programs for the DC kids that Obama discontinued. That’s money I don’t mind spending.

“Today, the House of Representatives voted 225-195 to allocate $20 million to the D.C. Opportunity Scholarships Program. “

Listen to Mike Pence  on the floor of the house.

http://cubachi.com/2011/03/30/house-passes-dc-school-voucher-bill-rep-pence-gives-great-speech-in-support/

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Speaking of the children—I want to warn all of you to gird your loins because the wailing and gnashing of teeth brigades are about to take to the air waves. In fact, it’s already begun.

“We estimate,and I believe these are very conservative estimates,that H.R. 1 would lead to 70,000 kids dying,” USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah testified before the House Appropriations State and Foreign Ops subcommittee.”  

Excuse me, but where was all the concern when Obama cut the funding for aids and malaria prevention in Africa? That didn’t seem to bother anyone. Of course I’m lint picking, but that’s my nature.

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/03/31/usaid-chief-gops-budget-will-cost-70000-childrens-lives-abroad/

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I’m not sure if I shared this article before, but if I did, read it again because it’s a good one. You know, Chuck Norris is right on about this one. Of course who would dare say anything negative about him. Especially someone with a bad back!!!

Why should liberals want to change the public educational system when it is turning out the product they have been striving for years to produce?

http://townhall.com/columnists/chucknorris/2011/03/08/public_education_progressive_indoctrination_camps

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Take a look at this video. It’s excellent then click on “Kids Aren’t Cars” in the article, and see the rest of the story. It’s excellent and really sums up the education situation we’re facing today.

http://biggovernment.com/kolson/2011/03/01/what-can-you-do-to-take-back-education/

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UNIONS—

You’ve heard a lot about the Koch brothers. But I bet you haven’t heard this. I didn’t, but I can see why some of the unions would want them shut down. After reading this you’ll see that not everyone thinks that’s a good idea.

With 50,000 employees in the U.S., many of them unionized, the Koch brothers are hardly "anti-union."

http://www.redstate.com/laborunionreport/2011/03/31/support-for-the-koch-brothers-from-an-unlikely-source-the-united-steelworkers/

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Hey there, all you pro-union pro-life folks—how does this sit with you?It’s your dues after all. What I can’t understand is that in Wis. you are now not forced to pay union dues. That means you take that money and put it toward health care. Now you’re even-steven and the union can’t use your money for their needs and wants.

“Maybe if you’ve been a union member for some time, you’ve been able to avoid some level of discomfort over your union dues going to the political campaigns of Democrats. Maybe you’re a hard-working conscientious person who can rationalize this by saying that, after all, the Democrats are more pro-union than Republicans, generally speaking.”

http://www.redstate.com/leon_h_wolf/2011/03/29/wisconsin-afl-cio-holds-joint-rally-with-planned-parenthood/

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“It seems The SEIU is making ridiculous threats for a change. They will get their way – NOW! Otherwise, they intend to get the banksters by crashing Wall Street. They intend to end capitalism as we now know it and redistribute the proceeds fairly. Silly me. I always thought you could do that by voting for Democrats. “

http://www.redstate.com/repair_man_jack/2011/03/23/just-who-is-the-seiu-threatening-these-days/

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More on the same subject. You know where your 401K’s would go if this guy pulled this stuff off? I do, and it’s not pretty.

http://www.redstate.com/laborunionreport/2011/03/29/seius-manifesto-stephen-lerner-doubles-down-on-crippling-americas-economic-system/

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I just love it when a plan comes together and the bad guys get it wrong.

The liberal media wouldn’t report on the violent protesters, the hateful signs or the bomb plots. (More on that here.) What they did do was sue Governor Scott Walker for emails so that they could prove that voters were with them and the protesters and against Scott Walker’s budget bill.

http://gatewaypundit.rightnetwork.com/2011/03/liberal-media-stunned-analysis-shows-emails-to-governor-walker-favored-his-bill/

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MUSLIM MATTERS—-

Let’s see, the Muslim Brotherhood, aren’t they helping to destroy the middle east? Yes, I’m sure that’s the name I heard. Sounds like they have more on their mind than taking control of a lot of sandy territory. Of course Calif. has a lot of sand. I use to live on some of it.

The  CAIR Muslim Brotherhood propaganda video had been circulated among the jihadi blogs and their leftwing knave enablers. It had over 700,000 views, a half a million views its first day, so eager were the left-brutes and the perverse media to advance such a grotesque lie. The Puff Ho was only too happy to pimp these lies by their house Jew (of course!) doing the dirty work of the Islamic supremacists. These Jewicidal traitors are a plague on our people. Khaybar, Khaybar ya yahud.……

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2011/03/muslim-brotherhood-tied-cair-jihad-against-americans-protesting-islamic-terrorists-and-msa-pledge-of.html

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“An Islamic extremist group that has given guerilla warfare training to some of its members is sweet-talking churches and law enforcement by holding events meant to honor Jesus and offer friendship. The group, Muslims of the Americas (MOA), held an event in February at its 36-acre Holy Islamville community in York County, South Carolina that received fawning press coverage that didn’t even mention its radical leader in Pakistan, Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani.”

Say I wonder if we could go into their country and set up a bunch of Christian churches? Why not? They only want to be our friends.  This is going to make you sick. It sure did me. What are these people thinking about. They’ll be the first to get their heads handed to them

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/03/15/sweet-talking-the-christians/

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PRO-LFE–

As far as can be determined so far for the year 2011 –81,431 babies have been disposed of by Planned Parenthood. That’s one human baby every 96 seconds. That’s less time then it takes to get pregnant.

Check out this sight and sign up.

http://exposeplannedparenthood.net/

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Where have all the children gone? It’s a problem that Mark Steyn first addressed in his book America Alone.

This is a serious problem for our future. Read this extremely interesting fact filled article.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/03/where_have_all_the_children_go.html

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Here’s another web site that needs to be on your web list. They’re fighting the good fight to save our unborn.

http://www.sba-list.org/

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You’ve got to read this. I found it really interesting and informative. I never knew this. Yes, I admit. I didn’t know this. 

http://www.redstate.com/streiff/2011/03/30/politicos-ben-smith-sees-red-people/

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Take care Patriots, hope to see you all at the meeting. And don’t forget the Rally. Invite your neighbors. What’s the worse than can do to you? Vote for Obama? Oh, they already did that—oh well.

Billie

PATRIOT’S NEWSLETTER—3/17/11

March 18th, 2011

 

Hello Patriot’s, Well, another week has come and gone and I can’t say I’m not glad to see the back of it.  Please pray for the folk in Japan, not just because of the reactor problem but because so many families have been destroyed. The media seems to be overlooking that aspect of the disaster.

I do think however that people need to stand back and wait for the dust to clear before they start shutting down our nuclear power plants. Everyone talks about Ten Mile Island, but keep in mind no one died. Also, remember that it wasn’t the reactor that caused the problem. It was the earthquake and then the Tsunami, not much chance of a Tsunami happening in New York, or anywhere except our cost line. Yes I know, earthquakes happen everywhere, but you build for that.  Enough said.

I see the U.N. has voted to back a no fly zone, too little to late if you ask me. Most of the rebel combatants are dead or soon will be, plus who’s going to send jets up to uphold the no-fly zone when the folks with the anti-aircraft guns don’t have the expertise to identify the friendly planes from the ones that aren’t. I wouldn’t want my guy up there in one of those planes.

Yes, I know, I have to talk about Obama for a moment– can’t stand to do so for much more than that. I need one of those face mask all the folks in Japan are wearing. There was a news alert on Fox earlier today, it said Obama was working so hard he actually broke a sweat. He was trying to decide which shorts to wear on the golf course.

Oh, and if you see any of those Union Thugs in your neighborhood, don’t call 911, call you garage hauler. They know better how to handle trash.

One last thing. April will soon be here, the roads are clear, if not the skies, and I’m hoping to get our meetings up and running again. I’ll let you know the dates when I have them.

I recently purchased, “Waiting for Superman,” which I’ll show at an upcoming meeting. I’ll want to advertise that so as many people as possible will see it. We’ll do that on a special night. We’ve got lots to do this season so I hope you’re up to it. No more sitting back. Everyone has to pitch in. So with that, on with the news.

ONE NOTE, GO TO THE ISLAM SECTION WHERE IT SAYS “MUST WATCH,’ AND DO JUST THAT.  THEN FORWARD IT TO  YOUR FRIENDS. I BET MANY OF YOU DON’T KNOW THIS. BET A LOT OF YOUR FRIENDS DIDN’TDON’T EITHER .

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This was sent to me by one of our members. I’ve written about it before but it bares repeating. There is a battle going on to turn the memorial more into a forget me rather than a forget me not memorial to the people who died on 9/11. It seems there is a repository of body parts and bones that were never identified. These parts or to be house in the memorial as part of the remembrance. Only there to be hidden behind a wall seven stories under ground. No names or recognition at ground level. However, the new mosque will be ten stories above the ground. The families on the video speak for all those who lost a loved one. Take time to listen to this than sign the petition. Think how you would feel.

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2011/02/index.html

9/11 Museum Plan
"Each of us must e-mail a letter immediately to Mr. Joseph Daniels at JDaniels@September11MM.org and Ms. Alice Greenwald at agreenwald@September11MM.org. "

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CONGRESS—

Whoopee, they voted for a continuing resolution. Why don’t they get some backbone and shut the place down. These folks are beginning to tick me off.  Oh, and did you know that while they were cutting $6 Billion out of the deficit, the debt jumped by $72 Billion. Wow, I’m impressed. How about you?

http://cubachi.com/2011/03/17/debt-jumped-72-billion-on-the-day-house-voted-to-cut-spending-by-6-billion/

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Here is a list of the nine Senators who voted no. PLEASE, contact their offices and let them know you appreciate what they did. They face an uphill battle and can use all the encouragement they can get.

http://cubachi.com/2011/03/17/9-senate-republicans-vote-against-the-continuing-resolution/

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And of course you heard they voted to defund NPR. That’s bravery—only, they voted for it in a separate bill, so it will go nowhere in the Senate. It needed to be attached to another spending bill or the continuing resolution.

Oh and just so you’ll know when the elections roll around OUR REPRESENTATIVE, RICHARD HANNA, VOTED NO. That means he voted to continue funding. So why did we spend so much time getting him elected? Bet he won’t like the letter to the editor I sent in. If you want to see how everyone voted go here.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/03/17/house-votes-defunding-npr/

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I’m showing this here because it involves a Congressmen. Congressmen King of NY as a matter of fact. I bet you didn’t see this on the news.

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/03/09/rallying-in-support-of-rep-peter-king/

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TEA PARTY

As a member of the Tea Party I find this extremely troubling. Either we are for smaller government or we aren’t.

“A recent WSJ/NBC News poll provided a glimpse of just how dependent on big government entitlements Americans have become–even among the Tea Party. “

What is going on here? What if George Washington said, yeah, I’m all for the Revolution, but I’ll have to give some things up. I might not get all I’m entitled to.

I thought this was about our kids and grandkids, not about us. Okay, we worked for it, but we also let them play games with it. If it’s not there in the form or Social Security, it’s not our kids fault, it’s our, and we’re the ones that will have to suffer because of it. So I think it’s time we put up or shut up.

http://biggovernment.com/bschaeffer/2011/03/13/polls-confirms-americas-entitlement-culture-even-among-tea-partiers/#more-236804

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RELIGION—

I don’t think I need to tell anyone in this audience that there is a war against religion going on in this country. Well, the Christian religion anyway. And Social Issues, is all connected with Religion. Mitch Daniels, the gov. of Indiana and who I have doubts about when it comes to his running for the Presidency, thinks we should be quite on those issues. Well according to this article in the WSJ, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Mr. Daniels and all other potential GOP candidates would be better off following the example of Ronald Reagan. "Perhaps the greatest triumph of modern conservatism has been to stop allowing the left to put the average American on the moral defensive,"

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703300904576178390519502436.html?mod=rss_opinion_main

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As the mother of an adopted child, I wonder, could this happen here.

In Britain, foster parents are being told their Christian morals are harmful to children:

http://wizbangblog.com/content/2011/03/02/the-tyranny-of-identity-politics.php

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I found this to be an amazing piece. The question it answers is this. “When does a Religion become a Cult?”

America has probably supplied the world with more new religions than any other nation. Since the first half of the 19th century, the country’s atmosphere of religious experimentation has produced dozens of movements, from Mormonism to a wide range of nature-based practices grouped under the name Wicca.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703529004576160363526909654.html

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I have to tell you this came as a surprise.

The majority of high-school biology teachers don’t take a solid stance on evolution with their students, mostly to avoid conflicts, and fewer than 30 percent of teachers take an adamant pro-evolutionary stance on the topic, a new study finds.

And 13 percent of these teachers advocate creationism in their classrooms.

WOW.

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ISLAM—

A MUST WATCH, A MUST WATCH, A MUST WATCH—If you read or watch nothing else on this news letter you must watch this.  It’s just under nine minutes, but I bet some of you didn’t know any of this and you should. So please, WATCH THIS VIDEO and share it with your friends.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsaPQ8jOqGo

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If you didn’t hear about the slaughter of the Fogel family who lived on the West Bank, I wouldn’t be surprised. The mother, father, 3 mo. old son, a four year old daughter and an eleven year old. They beheaded the baby. Later, the Palestinians celebrated in the street and handed out candy. But this wasn’t the first time these barbarians broke into a home and killed a family.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2011/03/028596.php

In this video you see Prime Minister Netanyaho trying to comfort the family. The daughter that was spared because she wasn’t at home tells him–

What will happen if you do anything, America will get at you!?). In other words, this child has concluded that Obama’s America would not permit her prime-minister to "do anything" — such as doing what would have been needed to protect her, or do what is needed in future to protect other children and babies from similar barbarism.

Go here for more information and to see pictures of the family

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2011/03/her-family-slaughtered-by-muslim-jew-haters-anguished-orphaned-jewish-child-in-israel-fears-obamas-a.html

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I came across this web site some weeks ago and really like what she has to say. She has written a blog on the subject, “So that’s why Muslims Hate the Jews So.”

Recently Spengler wrote something that opened up for me a new possibility that could explain the rabid, inexplicable hatred of Muslims for Israel and the Jews.  Here is the quote:

Islamic governments cannot accept the return of the Jews to Zion according to Biblical prophecy, for this would question the Koran’s claim to be a final revelation to supplant the Judeo-Christian scriptures.

Read the whole article. It’s fascinating.

http://www.gerrycharlottephelps.com/2008/04/so-thats-why-mu.html

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UNIONS—or thuggery in the United States

Just so you’ll know where I’m coming from on this. My husband is in business for himself. He works out of our home. He starts work at about seven thirty in the morning, and doesn’t stop until supper at five. Immediately he’s finished he’s back working until about nine when he takes a break to watch a T.V. show or a soccer game. Immediately he’s back to work until about one a.m. unless there’s a problem then who knows. We never take vacations longer than say four days, and the last one we took was last summer. He can’t afford to be away. Next week we’re going down to S. Carolina for three days. (On business) yet we aren’t in the street, we don’t intimidate people, we simply keep working. But we DO PAY THROUGH OUR TAXES FOR PEOPLE WHO DO INTIMIDATE, WHO CRY FOWL BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO HELP WITH THEIR OWN HEALTH CARE, AND RETIREMENT, WHO THINK THEY HAVE THE HARDEST JOB IN THE WORLD, AND WHO, AS WE’VE SEEN CARE ONLY FOR THEMSELVES, HAVE NO REGARD FOR PROPERTY, OR PRIVACY, WHO BULLY, SCREAM AND DESTROY TO GET THEIR WAY. AND THEN THEY WANT TO TEACH OUR KIDS. OR THEY DO—RIGHT AFTER THEY TEACH THEIR STUDENTS LITTLE COMMUNIST SONGS ABOUT THE RIGHTS OF THE WORKERS.

http://www.redstate.com/lineholder/2011/03/14/governor-snyder-and-putting-the-unions-on-a-diet/

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In Wisconsin last week, it was the police and firefighters unions threatening local business* with boycotts should they not support the union efforts to turn back the clock on their so-called collective bargaining rights. Now, like a pack of wolves, the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) has jumped into the age-old racket of shaking-down businesses.

http://www.redstate.com/laborunionreport/2011/03/18/wolf-packs-wisconsins-public-sector-unions-turn-into-neighborhood-thugs/

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Having already decided to tap the members for additional funds for its political war chest, NEA sees the opportunity to use the foundation to raise money from non-members and outside groups for its political battles to come.

http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2011/03/09/nea-turns-to-its-charity-arm-to-raise-money-for-collective-bargaining-rallies/

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ENVIORMENT–

Well, you wouldn’t know it to hear the Pres. but did you know the U.S. is the Leader in Fossil Fuel Resources? Well, we are, and here’s the proof.

According to the latest research by the Congressional Research Service (CRS), America has more proven reserves and undiscovered resources of gas, oil, and coal than any other country in the world. 

While we only have 28 billion barrels of proven oil reserves, there are 135 billion additional barrels of undiscovered, yet recoverable, oil resources throughout our territory.

Now I didn’t hear that on CNN or MSNBC—did you?

http://www.redstate.com/dhorowitz3/2011/03/10/crs-report-us-is-leader-in-fossil-fuel-resources/

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I have to admit that ever since Gingrich and Pelosi held hands on the couch, once I stopped throwing up, I lost interest in him. Yeah, he has some good idea’s but –he held hands with Pelosi, and well, no, I can’t. Sorry.  Here’s another reason why I can’t. (The picture might be missing but you’re to old for picture books anyway.)

 

“So Al Gore has come around on the policy cancer that is ethanol, even as Newt Gingrich decides that telling the truth on this would be politically inconvenient. Yet the great strategist Mr. Gingrich does not see that support for ethanol leaves him completely unable to speak the truth about the booming wind and solar debacles threatening to expand this economic black hole even wider.”

http://biggovernment.com/chorner/2011/03/07/meet-the-new-ethanol-wind-blows-past-corn-as-subsidy-king-no-end-in-sight/

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Here’s something to think about—Is the cost of food, one of the reasons the middle east is going up in flames? Now think about it.

This year, the US corn ethanol sector will consume 40 percent of all US corn – that’s about 15 percent of global corn production or 5 percent of all global grain – in order to produce a volume of motor fuel with the energy equivalent of about 0.6 percent of global oil needs. …

We’re starving the world so we can use two gallons of gas to produce one of ethanol. Now that’s the American way.

http://www.redstate.com/vladimir/2011/02/28/mideast-turmoil-and-the-corn-ethanol-connection/

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Here’s a couple of cartoons from 1919. See if they don’t work today. They go along with the last article.

http://americandigest.org/mt-archives/american_studies/the_corn_is_no_longer_as.php

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If this wasn’t so sad it would be funny.

Confirmed: Obama administration sunk $535 million in Porkulus funds in green-energy turkey

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/02/22/confirmed-obama-administration-sunk-535-million-in-porkulus-funds-in-green-energy-turkey/

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Well enough of this doom and gloom, lets watch some video’s.

Behold Your Public Sector Worker—

http://www.breitbart.tv/andrew-klavan-your-public-sector-unions-at-work/

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The end of the Beginning

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/03/05/video-the-end-of-the-beginning/

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Remember this add from a couple of campaigns ago. Well, they’ve re-tooled it and now the question is being ask about Dems. Very clever. Another brick in the wall.

http://www.redstate.com/neil_stevens/2009/04/01/childs-pay-2/

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I guess that’s it for this week. Hope you enjoyed the new, and found something in it that you didn’t know. I did.

Keep the country in prayer.

Billie

PATRIOTS NEWSLETTER 3/9/11

March 9th, 2011

 

So now it begins. Rallies at the Capital in Albany to stop Cuomo from cutting Union salaries. The hue and cry is the same old, same old. I don’t need to tell you what it is, but it starts with Tax the rich.  So here are some things you might not know. If you do, indulge me.

Did you know that salaries and benefits for NY state employees add ups to 18.5 billion dollars or one fifth of the operating budget?

Did you know that last April, unionized workers got a 4% pay raise that cost us $400 million?

Did you know that at the same time we in the private sector took a hit on wages of 9 percent?

Did you know that the average pay in 2009 for full-time state employees was just over $63,000.00?

Did you know that the average pay for none union workers during the same period was $46,957.00?

Did you know that the current contract runs out on April 1. At that time some 50,000 workers will get step increases and longevity pay which will cost about $140 million?

This is a clause know as the Triborough Amendment which allows contract provisions for all workers to proceed until a new contract is reached?

Did you know that in 2000, employee pensions cost us $100 million. They are now $1.5 BILLION. By 2014 it will be closer to $2 BILLION?

Did you know that the Legislature in order to get on the good side of the unions, (help with their campaign) added sweeteners, to pensions and allowed employees to stop making contributions after 10 years?

Did you know that workers can increase their pension payments by earning overtime in their final years, up to a $15,000.00 cap?

Did you know that last year, 3,700 retired public workders were getting six-figure pensions, and according to Gannet Newspapers, more than 2,000 people were collecting both state salaries and pensions?

Did you know that this fiscal year we’ll pay out $3 Billion for health coverage for state workers, and that it will grow by $3million a year after that?

Did you know that where state employees pay 10 percent, while private citizens pay 20%.

Did you know that Police officers in NY counties, that make heavy use of arbitration saw their salaries increase by double the state rate of inflation from 1997-200?

Did you know there is such a thing as an “Evergreen” clause? What is it? It requires old contracts to stay in place until a new one is negotiated. This makes it easy for unions to reject concessions because they can keep the old contract.

Even worse, in many states, the National Council on Teacher Quality found that rules governing public-education employees—including those stipulating teacher tenure and benefits—have been written into legislation even in states that don’t have collective bargaining. These require local school districts to follow state regulations that public-employee groups have lobbied for and won. There are also limits to class size, for instance. Unions have found that it’s to their benefit to go to the legislatures rather than fight the battles locally where the people know what they can afford.

So what does this mean? It means that all this talk that taking away bargaining rights will take away the voice of the unions is a bunch of rubbish. Even when they can’t sit across the table from political officials, they’re far from powerless to push their will on the people who are forced to pay for their demands. 

This information came from several sources, including the Heritage Foundation, Hot Air, NY Times, Washington Times, Seeing through the facts.com, and New York Gov. org.

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In a follow up—you might want to read Chuck Norris’ column—Public Education: Progressive Indoctrination. It’s an eye opening article.

http://townhall.com/columnists/chucknorris/2011/03/08/public_education_progressive_indoctrination_camps

Also you might be interested in “What Can you Do To Take Back Education?”

Many parents and taxpayers feel the problem is overwhelming for one person and there is nothing they can do. There are several things individuals can do to make a difference.  In the first several segments of “Kids Aren’t Cars,” we laid out many of the problems and some of the solutions.

http://biggovernment.com/kolson/2011/03/01/what-can-you-do-to-take-back-education/

Speaking of that, I got exactly two people who were interested in getting involved with what’s happening in our schools.  I’ll keep asking, I know God answers prayer.

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Did you see this on any MSM station?

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/03/09/rallying-in-support-of-rep-peter-king/

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Here is the real unemployment figures

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2011/03/gallup-unemployment-rate-hits-103-in-february-underemployment-surges-to-199.html

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You’ve heard a lot about the Koch Brothers—now from the horses mouth. http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2011/02/028492.php

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Now a couple of fun things.

If you can watch this and not start laughing—your six feet under.

http://americandigest.org/mt-archives/akeeper/new_york_times_editorial.php

This is informational—Listen, and forward.

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/03/05/video-the-end-of-the-beginning/

Hey, I saw these guys out in my yard

http://wizbangblog.com/content/2011/02/10/hundreds-gather-to-protest-global-warming.php

Well, that’s it for this time. If you liked what you read feel free to comment and forward to your friends.

Billie