Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Reflections of 9/12



On 9/12 of this year there was a March on Washington by American citizens from every corner of the country. There were the Tea Party people, the 9/12 Project people, the Fair Tax people, and every other pro-America, pro-US Constitution group in the country. But most were people who didn't belong to any particular group other than a hard working family who has gotten up off the couch and made the decision to be a part of speaking out for their convictions.


More than anything I wanted to be in DC for this, but it wasn't in the cards for me... this time. BUT, there was a Tea Party rally held in Quincy, IL and the St. Louis Tea Party joined in with them and so did I. It was an incredible day. The energy of the crowd was encouraging and a lot of FUN! It's an awe-inspiring experience to stand with patriots from all walks of life with the common love for this country.


First I'd like to share my day with you and then I'd like to give you a look into the day in DC.





Awe-inspiring!


Across this nation, people joined together to voice their concerns, to listen to speakers looking for direction about what to do to have their voices heard, to stand UNITED with other Americans who are concerned about the direction this administration is attempting to take our country. Most are saying "we are silent no more" and it's being heard. The main stream media refuses to report it, but it's a definite roar being heard across the country. And it's waking people up. It's encouraging citizens to get informed and get active. It's truly an exciting time in America.


There must be tens of thousands of pictures going around the internet of the March on Washington. I've pulled out a few to make a couple of points.


First of all, the media has done it's best to down-play the size of the crowds. I think the liberal blog, Huffington Post, has it down to maybe at most a few thousand people. Bless their hearts. The best estimate coming out of Washington has been 1.5. And the estimates including all of the rallies held across the nation is at 3+ million. But who wants to bicker about numbers? Let's just enjoy some photographs of Americans at their best!


Most of these are from Red Cube & Looking At The Left




Sorry, I just had to throw ol' Baghdad Bob in there for grins.


Looks like a few thousand people for sure.
Notice anything peculiar about any of those pictures? Anyone see any swastikas? Hitlers? I'm sure there's one or two, maybe even 6 in there somewhere. The Huffington Post, Pelosi and MSM plucked out a few choice pix then posted and railed on and on about how horrible and hateful the crowds are. But you know what? You can see the temperament and message of this crowd with your own eyes, when you're shown the truth. And when you think for yourself based on facts, not Saul Alinski fiction. Nancy Pelosi and the media are starting this scary funneling of emotion about the fear of the violent nature of these things. What's so backasswards about this Hitler/swastika/Nazi thing is that this president surrounds himself with self proclaimed communists, marxists and terrorists and nobody bats an eye.


The facts are that since the beginning of first tea parties back in February, there has been zero violence, zero damage, zero litter, unlike the devastation they left Washington in after the inauguration:



Mmm mmm mmm


And zero arrests of any of the Tea Party or town hall participants. The only arrests have that have been made are those of SEIU, ACORN members & Russ Carnahan employee's. The only violence was the beating a black man (Tea Party participant) took from an SEIU thug at a town hall meeting in St. Louis. (ACLU looked the other way) And the guy that got his finger bit off by a SEIU thug in California. And we won't even mention the 80+ arrests and over $50,000. damage at the radical left protests at the G20 meeting in Pittsburgh last week.


These groups at these rallies are wonderful, peaceful people. It's like a huge gathering of people you've known forever. We're the good guys!!


And about those Hitler posters. If you see any of these people with this message:


They have infiltrated themselves into the Tea Party movement and they do not, nor does their message, represent any part of the Tea Party, Fair Tax, 9/12 Project rallies. They are a bizarre group of people, The LaRouche Movement, who have invited themselves to the party. And here's the kicker, the guy's a democrat.


LaRouche himself has been a candidate for U.S. president eight times, standing in every presidential election from 1976 to 2004. The first was with his own party, the U.S. Labor Party. In the next seven campaigns he campaigned for the Democratic Party nomination.


There's a load of information on this creepy organization: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaRouche_movement I'm done giving them anymore recognition.


One more negative report the MSM & Huffington Post grand stands on is the accusation that these rallies are motivated by hateful racists. (Are you as sick of that word as I am?) To help snuff out that liberal rant I'd like to share the March on Washington thru the eyes of a young man, Oleg Atbashian. He's a writer & graphic artist from Ukraine and the creator of ThePeoplesCube.com. He writes about his experience in Washington in a two part article for Pajamas Media (Part 1 and Part 2) I highly recommend that you take a few minutes and read his reflections on this experience as seen through the eyes of an ex-Soviet immigrant.


In his blog he writes, "From what I have seen, this tea party consisted of people of many races, accents, and origins, who varied in their religious beliefs, immigration status, and political affiliations. I spoke with people who were Puerto Ricans, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, Native Americans, and African Americans. I spoke with those who were atheists and those who were gay. I met a group of Spanish-speaking Cuban women, who carried a large anti-Obama poster.


I later shared my water bottle with a Serbian woman dressed in colonial costume with an American flag over her skirt. She carried several Ron Paul signs, including one that said, "Gun control means using both hands." She spoke English with a strong accent but knew enough Russian to have a meaningful conversation.


What brought all these different folks together was their love of freedom. They recognized the danger posed by encroaching big government tyranny and acknowledged a need for action. But that's where the similarities ended. These people weren't used to speaking in unison. There were no predictable pious clich├ęs or standardized hypocritical speech codes typical of leftist protests. Underneath all the masquerade, the accents, and other superficial attributes, the essential qualities of the million-plus tea partiers were what the term "diversity" used to mean originally, before the collectivist left pulled a racist bait-and-switch scheme and repackaged the term to denote a purely biological and tribal belonging with no regard to our individual minds, liberties, and ambitions."


A few more of his photographs:


And a couple more from other bloggers:


Someone called in the Cowboys!!

Here are more incredible shots of DC from Stealth Fusion



In the words of Oleg Atbashian:

The “mainstream” media will never admit it in a smug tone reserved for leftist malcontents, but I know it and you know it.

That day we made history.



Friday, September 25, 2009

Pledge of Allegiance


Another video surfaces of young school children singing Obama's praises during school.

From Tammy Bruce:
"Titled “Kids Obama Song,” this is the second video of children being taught to sign the praises of [Obama in school.] Being excited about the election of someone is one thing. Children can learn about that and celebrate it with their parents. Having children sing and dance about about a politician and then using those children in a political video posted for the public is outrageous."


A note from yesterday's video of the children from the B. Bernice Young Elementary School. "The Fox News report notes a line from the Obama lyrics (”He said red, yellow, black or white / All are equal in his sight / Barack Hussein Obama!”) is more-or-less plagiarized from "Jesus Loves the Little Children" ("Black and yellow, red and white / They’re all precious in His sight / Jesus…”). Except we don’t allow public school kids to sing about Jesus. That’s against the rules.

They're even banning Christmas songs in public schools. A portion of the song is lyrics put to the music of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic." What do you think the odds are of these same children knowing the words to the "Battle Hymn of the Republic?" This is just all so wrong.





In researching information I ran across this absolute treasure. For you younger adults, let me introduce you to Red Skelton. And let me take you back to a place in time when any indoctrination in the schools of this country was in loyalty TO THIS COUNTRY and respect for the freedom that was blood bought for American citizens. On January 14, 1969 Red Skelton offered his television audience his reminiscence of an incident from his schoolboy days in Indiana:



I: meaning me, an individual, a committee of one.
Pledge: dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without self pity.
Allegiance: my love and my devotion.
To the Flag: our standard, Old Glory, a symbol of freedom. Wherever she waves, there is respect because your loyalty has given her a dignity that shouts freedom is everybody’s job.
Of the United: that means that we have all come together.
States: individual communities that have united into 48 great states. 48 individual communities with pride and dignity and purpose, all divided with imaginary boundaries, yet united to a common cause, and that’s love of country.
And to the Republic: a republic, a state in which sovereign power is invested in representatives chosen by the people to govern. And government is the people and it’s from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the people.
For which it stands!
One nation [Under God]: meaning, so blessed by God.
Indivisible: incapable of being divided.
With Liberty: which is freedom and the right of power to live one’s life without threats or fear or any sort of retaliation.
And justice: The principle and quality of dealing fairly with others.
For all.: which means, boys and girls, it’s as much your country as it is mine.”


Amen!

Back to School


Well, after the president's speech to the public schools there seemed to be a lot of gasping and upset expressed by those who didn't get what was going on & those who didn't get away with the original plan. So it's time to go back to the school issue to clarify some of the faux confusion. President Obama's speech turned out to be very benign and a simple little chat with the kids. The issue in question were the worksheets that were sent out before the speech. If you read the original blog posts from
September 2nd and September 3rd you'll see that the work sheets had an agenda, which was revised after parents questioned the motive and legality of what was going on. If the original intent of the speech was so innocent why wasn't the complete text of just the speech publicized before the worksheets, as opposed to putting it up on the Whitehouse website 24 hours before it was to air in the schools?

There was an insulting editorial published in a St. Louis newspaper calling the parents concerned about this whole event "gutless" and "scary." In response one parent wrote a reply.
In part it reads,


"I have emailed a copy of the '
Lesson Plan' that was attached to President Obama's address, which clearly 'plants the seed' that future generations are to consider themselves servants to the President, by encouraging students to 'think about what they can do for the President,' and 'how can I help the President, and 'Will I be able to do what the President asks of me?' This type of 'pre-conditioning' will lead to a generation of people thinking they are supposed to 'serve' rather than to think of the President for what he TRULY is...an elected official, i.e. a public servant.



President Obama
has had personal and professional ties to known terrorists; he's bowed down to a Saudi Arabian King; he's apologized to foreign nations for Americans; he refused to honor a 42 year long tradition of a military 'fly-over' at a God and Country Rally, while later attending a dinner to honor Ramadan--a Muslim holiday; he stated that America was no longer a Christian nation; this man attended a church for 20 years that promoted racism against white people, had that same preacher officiate his wedding and baptize his children, and then denounced him when it became politically correct to do so; and YOU have the AUDACITY to state that, "PARENTS CANNOT BE ALLOWED to micromanage" their child's public education. If there are parents out there with internet access and half a brain, they already know all of this about our President, and you think we should just blindly trust him with our children? You are right...for me, it's no longer about the message, it's about the messenger.



[The teacher that was criticized] clearly just wanted to view it before showing it to our children. You tell US to trust the educators, when it's clear that YOU don't. You can't 'un-ring' a bell Mr. Martin, and since NO-ONE saw the transcript beforehand, it was best to 'err' on the side of the parents."




Very well put!




And I'll end this part of the post with a little side note about the Q & A session Obama held with the students where he was filming at Wakefield High School in Arlington, VA. A side of the fact that in his speech he said "I" "me" or "my" 60+ times he made sure during his answers he got in his health care schpeel. Infact, for the grand finale of the Obama Show a very articulate young man
just happened to ask the question: "...currently 36 countries have universal health coverage, including Iraq and Afghanistan, which have it paid for by the United States. Why can't the United States have universal health coverage?"
What are the odds, huh?




So have you heard the most recent topic of propaganda being pushed in the public schools? More and more parents are finding out about it because they saw it on Fox News (and the internet) and their kids mention in passing, "Hey, we've seen that movie in school." Are you ready for this? There's a video being played in schools all across America called the "Story of Stuff." A loving anti-capitalist tale that unfortunately has virtually no facts correct. Created and narrated by Greenpeace employee, Annie Leonard. According to the New York Times, "Ms. Leonard is self-educated on where waste goes." The YouTube of the video went around the internet the early part of last year. You couldn't read a conservative blog without finding it mentioned. What we've learned recently is that currently, "More than 7,000 schools, churches and others have ordered a DVD version, and hundreds of teachers have written Ms. Leonard to say they have assigned students to view it on the Web."
Here is the full 20 minute version:




It even comes with it's own "quiz."




"The Story of Stuff" is a blatant anti-capitalism indoctrination. From the New York Times,
"The video certainly makes the facts stark and at times very political."
It is produced and sold (capitalism) by the Tides Foundation. If you're not familiar with the Tides Foundation I suggest you do some research, because they are a huge part of who is controlling our country under this administration.




George Soros owns Tides, Health Care for America Now (HCAN), APOLLO (they wrote the stimulus bill), ACORN & SEIU.


If you made it through the entire video, it's only fair that you follow up with a complete debunking in which the commentator investigates the footnotes.

Critique 1 of 4



Critique 2 of 4




Critique 3 of 4



Final Critique



So now if your children have seen this video, you're now armed with truth to counter the attempt to indoctrinate the minds of our youth.

From the New York Times again, "Mark Zuber, a parent of a child at Big Sky High School in Missoula, had a stronger reaction when a teacher showed the video to his daughter last year. “There was not one positive thing about capitalism in the whole thing,” Mr. Zuber said.

Corporations, for example, are portrayed as a bloated person sporting a top hat and with a dollar sign etched on its front.

He described the video as one-sided. “It was very well done, very effective advocacy, but it was just that,” he said.

Mr. Zuber argued before the Missoula County School Board that the way in which “The Story of Stuff” was presented, without an alternative point of view, violated its standards on bias, and the board agreed in a 4-to-3 vote."




And in closing, I thought you'd like to know about one more current public school controversy.
From VDARE.com, B. Bernice Young Elementary School in Burlington, N.J. school children were instructed to memorize a paean to Barak Obama. Charisse Carney-Nunes, author of the children's book "I am Barak Obama" and a self-described Harvard Law "schoolmate" of the president's, showed students lined up i the auditorium... chanting in unison.




Mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama

He said all should lend a hand to make the country strong again.

Mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama

He said we must be fair today, equal work means equal pay.

Mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama

He said take a stand, make sure everyone gets a chance.

Mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama

He said red, yellow, black and white, all are equal in his sight.

Mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama.

Yeah! Barack Hussein Obama.

…Hello, Mr. President, we honor you today

For all your great accomplishments, we all do say hooray.

Hooray, Mr. President, you are No. 1

The first black American to lead this nation.

Acknowledging the historic nature of Obama's presidency is one thing. Deifying him with creepy spiritual references "Red, yellow, black and white, all are equal in his sight" is cribbed from the famous hymn "Jesus Loves the Little Children." Then the remainder of the song is to our "Battle Hymn of the Republic" is quite another.


And to add to the sickness of this whole thing, the superintendent responded today saying that the recording and dissemination of the video was "unauthorized," but acknowledged that the Obama praise session was part of the students' official curriculum. The superintendent was more upset about the video getting out to the public than the issue of indoctrinating the children without parental permission.



This O-cult lesson is exactly the kind of junior campaign lobbying activity that White House officials planned around the president's education speech. Alert parents and administrators called out the Department of Education's activist, Obama-centric education manuals before the event. Federal officials altered the language. Obama delivered an innocuous speech. But on cue, education radicals goaded students to engage in political activism.




Thursday, September 17, 2009

It's Constitution Day - September 17, 2009

The Constitution of the United States
by Basil, IMAO
September 17, 2009

On this day in 1787, in Philadelphia, the greatest document written in the last several centuries was completed. What began as a rewrite of the Articles of Confederation became the Constitution of the United States.

It's a document that guarantees our liberties. It lays out the duties and responsibilities of the three branches of our federal government, and it establishes the relationship between the states. And, as amended, it establishes the rights guaranted to the individuals on which the government may not infringe. I am of the camp that feels that not enough people have read the Constitution - including many who have sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution. At the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention, delegate Benjamin Franklin was asked, "What have we got - a Republic or a Monarchy?" To which Franklin replied,

Go read the Constitution. then make it your mission to help us keep a republic.

Of all the sites on the internet I found this one to be the most exceptional. Take your time, wander around, enjoy learning about the making of the laws of the greatest nation in the world, and the men who, put it all together.


Friday, September 11, 2009

We Will Never Forget


How many times today will you read that in a subject line?

There are a lot of tributes out today, some beautiful, some heart wrenching, some that are just too graphic for me. I've taken a journey through the internet of as much documentation as I could stand, because every day of my life I remember. The open wound of 9/11 on my country is deep and painful. I'm sharing a few of the tributes, memorials and sentiments that are a part of memorializing not only our day of terror but those following days where we stood together as AMERICANS. Non-partisian, non-denominational, hearts wide open and raw. Bold & Brave.






http://www.frugalsites.net/911/attack/

Memory in photography.

Survivor Stories


Governor Palin: Remembering 9/11
It has been eight years since the United States suffered the worst attack on our soil since Pearl Harbor. As we look back, we should take stock of what has transpired since then. We have sent our nation's soldiers into battlefields far from home to defend us. These brave men and women live in treacherous conditions, facing improvised roadside bombs, suicide bombers and other attacks. Yet they fight on in their mission to defend the United States and all of us without complaint.

Our all-volunteer service is made up of Americans of all races, creeds, and economic backgrounds. These soldiers are on the front lines of this battle, and there are others in the fight as well. We must continue to give our utmost support to the United States military and those that support their efforts. In light of this, I have added my name to a letter sent to President Obama urging him to remain committed to prosecuting the War on Terror in Afghanistan. Never have so few defended the liberty of so many. We must continue to support their mission because they will continue to fight for us.

President Reagan ended his first inaugural with this story:

Under one such marker lies a young man-Martin Treptow-who left his job in a small town barber shop in 1917 to go to France with the famed Rainbow Division. There, on the western front, he was killed trying to carry a message between battalions under heavy artillery fire. We are told that on his body was found a diary. On the flyleaf under the heading, "My Pledge," he had written these words: "America must win this war. Therefore, I will work, I will save, I will sacrifice, I will endure, I will fight cheerfully and do my utmost, as if the issue of the whole struggle depended on me alone." The crisis we are facing today does not require of us the kind of sacrifice that Martin Treptow and so many thousands of others were called upon to make. It does require, however, our best effort, and our willingness to believe in ourselves and to believe in our capacity to perform great deeds; to believe that together, with God's help, we can and will resolve the problems which now confront us. And, after all, why shouldn't we believe that? We are Americans. God bless you, and thank you.

As we look back to that tragic day eight years ago we take pride in the fact that we came together as a nation in the days, months and years that followed. We rose to the challenge that fateful day and we still can. And why shouldn't we believe that? We are Americans.

I thank all our servicemen and women, in and out of uniform, for keeping us safe over the last eight years in the face of enormous odds.

Please thank a veteran today. They certainly do not look for those thanks, but they have more than earned it.
- Sarah Palin


And believe it or not, there are those who want us to forget 9/11 ever happened:

Honoring September 11th: They Wants Us to Forget

by Mark Tapson @ Big Hollywood

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” – William Faulkner

“We will write our own future, and the future will be what we want it to be.”

- Barak Hussein Obama

In a quiet and seemingly innocuous gesture, President Obama has designated 9/11 as “The National Day of Service and Remembrance.” Personally, I liked the ring of “Patriot Day,” and what does “service and remembrance” mean, precisely ? The idea is to get Americans to “engage in meaningful service to create change…in four key areas”: education, health, energy/environment and community renewal. None of these seems to have anything to do with honoring 9/11, but that seems to be the point: in the Huffington Post, Muslim-American playwright Wajahat Ali wrote, “In the US, we are trying to move away from focusing on 9/11 as a day of horror, and instead make it a day to recommit ourselves to national service.” An excellent Spectator article provides a blunter translation: “Nihilistic liberals are planning to drain 9/11 of all meaning.” Why? ”They think it needs to be taken back from the right.”

Read the entire article here.




The response that shares my personal sentiments is from IMAO:

By Any Other Name
by Harvey

In December, 2001, President Bush approved Public Law 107-89 declaring 9/11 to be “Patriot Day”.

In April, 2009, Congress passed and President Obama signed into law the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. In that Act, September 11th was officially declared The National Day of Service and Remembrance.”

Screw you.

We know what day it is.



I search myself constantly for how I can serve my country right here on my homeland. When I go to a town hall meeting, when my husband and I make a stand together at an opportunity to face our elected officials, when I share a responsibility in print to help keep We The People informed, when I can make any small contribution to support those who are willing to go to the front lines to fight and represent the viewpoints I believe in, I am fighting for my country with the best of my God given ability.

But its when I join the Patriots of the Tea Parties, forming one body, one voice, is when I feel the pride of being an American. Putting the memories of today, 9/11, in perspective with where I'll be tomorrow helps me bare the memory of the day the terrorists tried to take down America's spirit only to find out that when you hurt us, you bring out the very best of AMERICA.



Jim Durbin from 24th State said it best this morning in regard to the Tea Parties:

Every person you read about is risking their jobs, their careers, and their families to give back to this great nation. Each one of them has been attacked by the press, by left wing rabble, and even by crazed people who write, call, and even show up to physically intimidate and sometimes attack us for simply speaking our minds. These people I call friends, they are patriots and heroes, and every person who has come out to the Tea Party can claim that same title. This country is not run by politicians. It is run by us, and after decades of slumber, the public is finally awake.

I'll be going to Quincy tomorrow, for the 9/12 rally. It is not the same as serving overseas, and it's not the same as the work that Dana and Bill and Gina and all the rest have put into these events. But it's my part. If you are going, I want to meet you. Pull me aside and introduce yourself. If you can't go, read the accounts on the blogs and look at the pictures and video and leave comments and tell your friends and make a vow that you will get involved. The Tea Party is not an organization - it's a movement. It's not anti-Obama, or anti-Democrat, or even anti-politician. It's not anti-tax or anti-healthcare. It's pro-America. We are not fighting for our freedoms - we are exercising them. Exercise yours. Get involved. Democrat or Republican or Independent or other - if you're not involved, you won't be prepared when you're needed.


The Pentagon 9/11/01

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

September 11, 2006


Something beautiful happened in America on September 11, 2006. We received a gift from Russia. A monument "To the Struggle Against World Terrorism." An incredible creation by a man named Zurab Tsereteli. Presented to America by Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation.




This man, Zurub Tsereteli, was at his home in Moscow the morning of September 11, 2001 getting ready for work with his television on. He watched the attack on America and was moved to tears by the horror he witnessed against the American people.





Shortly after, Zurub came to America and saw the devastation. He wanted to create something for the victims and after researching the area found waterfront land in New Jersey. The peninsula at Bayonne. With the Statue of Liberty in line and the New York skyline as the backdrop Zurub found the place for his Tear Drop Memorial.


The ground breaking ceremony was held September 16, 2005. The keynote speaker was President Vladimir Putin. With the Statue of Liberty behind him, President Putin said in his speech, “...Four years ago, the criminals thought they would plunge American and all civilized humanity into chaos. They were wrong. On the contrary, we became more united than ever and we created an actively functioning anti-terrorist coalition. I fully agree with you, Mr. Mayor - Just as we vanquished fascism, so shall we defeat terrorism together."




On September 11, 2006, the monument "To the Struggle Against World Terrorism" was dedicated to America.
The monolithic block of vertical, earth-colored stone is over 100 feet high. It appears rent in the center from top to bottom and in the gap is a 40 foot, four ton nickel-plated tear drop. The base of the monument is a multi-faceted onyx pedestal inscribed with the names of all of those that perished on 9-11-01, from Flight 93 in Pennsylvania to the Pentagon to the twin Trade Towers. (American Thinker)

Please go to the site and read the whole story about this beautiful gesture of love for humanity.

http://www.911monument.com/



This all took place 3-4 years ago. I just heard about it a couple of days ago. If you also never heard of it I bet you're like me and wondering why such a magnificent gift was never given the appropriate press coverage. Instead of me coming up with the words to describe/explain how the ball got dropped and by whom (MSM), I'm going to lead you over to American Thinker to read the piece by Troy Nelson. He wrote it up perfect and used all the words and descriptions I would have used.
http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/09/a_beau_geste_the_911_tear_drop.html

A few years late but
Thank You Russia!