Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Progressive Fascists

This from the Drudge Report;


Wed May 16 2007 14:43:59 ET

After losing a string of embarrassing votes on the House floor because of procedural maneuvering, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has decided to change the current House Rules to completely shut down the floor to the minority.

The Democratic Leadership is threatening to change the current House Rules regarding the Republican right to the Motion to Recommit or the test of germaneness on the motion to recommit. This would be the first change to the germaneness rule since 1822.

In protest, the House Republicans are going to call procedural motions every half hour.



*Oppressive, dictatorial control.

*A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship.

*A political philosophy or movement based on or advocating such a system of government.

*Liberal, or progressive Democrats

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

May You Rest In Peace, We're Going To Miss You

Jerry Falwell, 1933 - 2007

Reverend Jerry Falwell died this morning at the age of 73. Mr. Falwell was founder of the Moral Majority, and Liberty University.

In the Spring of 1979, Mr. Falwell formed the Moral Majority, a conservative political lobbying movement that was pro-life, pro-family, pro-Israel, and pro-national defense.

In its first two years the Moral Majority mobilized over 100,000 pastors, priests, and rabbis and nearly seven million religious conservatives who all shared the same values as stated above. Mr. Falwell initially gave the Moral Majority his five year commitment to serve in a leadership role. He actually served ten years before disbanding the organization in 1989 to focus on the expansion of Liberty University, which he also founded.

The Moral Majority chose to support then California Governor Ronald Reagan as candidate for President in 1980. The Moral Majority registered 80 million new voters, and set out to inform and stimulate American voters who were committed to faith, family, and Judeo-Christian values.

After college, at the young age of 22, Mr. Falwell returned to his hometown, Lynchburg, Virginia, and started the Thomas Road Baptist Church with 35 members. The first Sunday offering totaled $135. Today, Thomas Road Church has some 24,000 members.

After founding Thomas Road Baptist in 1956, Mr. Falwell began the Old-Time Gospel Hour, a daily local radio ministry and a weekly local television ministry. Fifty years later, the Old-Time Gospel Hour is available to every American home and on every continent except Antarctica.

Through the years, over three million people have professed Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior as a result of the Old-Time Gospel Hour radio and television ministry.

Mr. Falwell had a vision of a Christian educational system, and in 1967 he built Lynchburg Christian Academy, a Christ-centered, fully accredited Christian day school providing kindergarten, elementary and high school that excelled academically.

Then in 1971, Mr. Falwell founded Liberty University that presently has over 21,500 students from 50 states and 80 nations attending the accredited, liberal arts Christian university.

Mr. Falwell was named Clergyman of the Year in America, Religious Heritage of America in1979, awarded the Jabotinsky Centennial Medal, for friendship to Israel. The medal was presented by Prime Minister Menachem Begin in 1980. He was also named Christian Humanitarian of the Year, Food for the Hungry International, 1981 and Most Admired Man Not in Congress, Conservative Digest, 1983.

He was voted several times among the 10 Most Admired Men in America, by the Good Housekeeping Poll and named one of the 25 Most Influential People in America, U.S. News & World Report, 1983.

Mr. Falwell was featured on the covers of Newsweek and Time, and other print and broadcast outlets. He was invited to speak at dozens of colleges and universities including Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Dartmouth, UCLA, and Notre Dame.

He met privately numerous times with Presidents George Bush, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, and Richard Nixon.

He also met with world leaders such as Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, South African President F.W. DeKlerk, Jordan's King Hussein, and Israeli Prime Ministers Begin, Shamir, Rabin, Peres, Netanyahu and Sharon.

He also wrote several books, including; When it Hurts Too Much to Cry, Finding Inner Peace and Strength, Strength for the Journey.

I can’t say that I always agreed with him, but I always respected him. I always enjoyed watching him when he appeared on the news to offer his opinion.

He was a great man who accomplished a lot.

Jerry Falwell was loved and respected by many, and he achieved more in his lifetime than all of his detractors combined.

May You Rest In Peace Jerry Falwell.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

I Hate Abortion, But I Will Support It Financially

According to some folks, Rudy Giuliani demonstrated composure, courage and leadership after the islamic attacks on New York City, the Pentagon, and Pennsylvania on 9/11/01.

Other folks believe that Giuliani didn’t do anything other than bask in the lime light by saying all the right things and being seen in all the right places.

Prior to 9/11, he cleaned up Times Square, and other parts of the city. Some people referred to him as a tough, no-nonsense kind of guy. Others referred to him as a fascist because of the methods he employed.

No doubt you’ve also heard folks refer to Giuliani as “America’s Mayor”. Well, he’s neither my Mayor, nor my choice for President, and if you do a little research, I’m sure you won’t claim him either.

During the Republican Presidential candidates’ debate last week, Giuliani was asked what he thought about the possibility of a repeal of the 1973 Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade. Giuliani’s answer was;

"It would be okay to repeal. Or it would be okay also if a strict constructionist judge viewed it as precedent."

A wishy-washy answer that sounds rather John Kerryish.

Giuliani tried to clarify his answer by saying that he supports the recent ruling on the ban on partial birth abortion by the U.S. Supreme Court and the federal ban on using tax money to pay for abortions, in most cases. But then he said;

"Ultimately, I think when you come down to that choice, you have to respect a woman's right to make that choice differently than my conscience."

Giuliani’s presidential campaign website says that his stand on abortion is;

Rudy Giuliani supports reasonable restrictions on abortion such as parental notification with a judicial bypass and a ban on partial birth abortion – except when the life of the mother is at stake. He’s proud that adoptions increased 66% while abortions decreased over 16% in New York City when he was Mayor. But Rudy understands that this is a deeply personal moral dilemma, and people of good conscience can disagree respectfully. Ultimately he believes that it is a decision between a woman, her doctor, her family, and her God. (Emphasis added)

I guess Rudy either disagrees with or is ignorant of, the scientific and medical evidence that a fetus is a living human being, and an abortion kills it. This evidence alone takes abortion out of the realm of a “woman’s choice” and into the realm of ethics and morality. Sorry Rudy, there’s no getting around it; no matter how many votes your pro-abortion stance buys you.

If Giuliani really believes that abortion is “a decision between a woman, her doctor, her family, and her God.” Then why has he contributed money at least six times to Planned Parenthood, the top abortion provider and the most vocal and active abortion advocacy group in America?

These contributions make a liar out of Giuliani.

His web site also states that;

“He’s proud that adoptions increased 66% while abortions decreased over 16% in New York City when he was Mayor.”

Um, how is it that attributable to the Mayor?

Giuliani’s position on abortion is Bi-Polar. It just doesn’t make sense. He hates abortion, but he supports and tolerates it.

G.K. Chesterton said; “Tolerance is the virtue of a man without conviction.”

Sorry Rudy, you can’t have it both ways.

Friday, May 04, 2007

National Illegal Alien Day

The first day of May has become the new holiday in America, National Illegal Alien Day.

Illegal aliens and their supporters have forced Federal authorities into kowtowing to their whims and demands. And they did it without really lifting a finger.

How could this have been accomplished with so little effort on the part of illegals? The pro-illegal alien lobby simply had a pair of cards up their sleeve and played them.

The race card and the victim card.

(This image is from Alex Valentine’s Weblog

On May 1, 2007, a pro-illegal alien demonstration took place in Los Angeles, California. Demonstrators moved into the street, police officers attempted to move them back onto the sidewalk.

Then the mob turned ugly.

Several demonstrators began to throw rocks and bottles at the police officers.

The police began to push the demonstrators back with their batons, and continued to be assaulted by the illegals and their supporters. The police began to use rubber bullets to subdue the very violent demonstrators.

Rubber bullets will hurt like hell when they hit you, but they are an effective, less than lethal method of controlling someone who has become violent. There may have been a few rare instances in the past where someone may have been injured severely by them, but for the most part, rubber bullets simply knock the fight out of you. Yes, they leave bruises and welts, but they’re certainly better than the lead alternative.

The news coverage I saw showed a lot of footage of the police pushing demonstrators with batons, and shirtless demonstrators showing their injuries from the rubber bullets. I saw very little footage of the demonstrators throwing rocks, bottles and assorted missiles at the police.

So of course, the news images made for a lot of drama, and painted the illegals and their supporters as victims, and the police as racist storm troopers.

When you throw a glass bottle or a rock at someone, it becomes a deadly weapon. It can kill, severely injure, or maim someone. When you throw it, your intent is inflict great bodily injury, or possibly to kill your target.

When you demonstrate that kind of potentially deadly intent, that kind of disregard for human safety, you become a dangerous threat. Some people would be inclined to respond to your threat with lethal force. The Los Angeles police did not respond with lethal force.

If those illegal aliens and their supporters had attacked police officers in Mexico City instead of Los Angeles, the bullets would not have been rubber; they probably would have been full metal jacketed lead.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa cut short an official visit to Mexico and said to the Mexican news network Televisa; "I've decided to go back because I think it is necessary to make sure people know everything is in order and we will conduct a thorough and transparent investigation," he went on to say; "I was very disturbed by what I saw."

In one swoop, Villaraigosa publicly cut the legs out from under his police force and accused them of brutality. He didn’t say so in exactly those words, but his meaning was clear. He will support Mexican nationals who are here illegally, but not his own countrymen.

To rub salt in the wound, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced on Thursday, May 3, that it is going to open a civil rights inquiry into the conduct of the police to determine "whether the civil rights of protesters taking part in the May 1st immigration rally were violated."

Random Thought: Why is the FBI so willing to investigate these police officers but always so reluctant to investigate radical mosques and radical muslims?