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MAY 1 - CELEBRATION FOR RACISTS/ILLEGALS/SOCIALISTS/COMMUNISTS AND THE POLITICIANS WHO SUPPORT THEM

Once again, several American cities are being threatened and exploited by a coalition of racists/illegals/socialists/communists and trade unions … and being accepted with open arms by certain politicians whose allegiance to the United States of America and the preservation of the American way is highly suspect.

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“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



"Men of honor don't do this" ... write books and do television interviews that may damage their country!

Crooks and Liars » Tenet Blasts Bush Administration: “Men of honor don’t do this”.

From the 60 Minutes transcript of an interview with Scott Pelley…

TENET: I remember picking up the phone and calling Andy Card, who is a terrific human being and somebody I've always trusted […] Hi, Andy. I said, you know, we believe — I believed that he had weapons of mass destruction and now what's happened here is, is you've gone out and made me look stupid. It's the most despicable thing I've ever heard in my life. Men of honor don't do this.”

PELLEY: Men of honor don't do this.

TENET: You don't do this. You don't throw people overboard. You don't call do this — you don't call somebody in. You work your heart out. You show up every day. You're going to throw somebody overboard just because it's a deflection. Is that honorable?

It's not honorable to me. OK and that's how I feel. Now had it happened and who orchestrated it and what happened, you know, at the end of the day the only thing that you have is trust and honor in this world. It's all you have. All you have is your reputation built on trust and your personal honor. When you don't have that anymore, well you know there you go. Trust was broken.

Men of honor who have sworn an oath to serve and protect their country do not write a book and go on national television knowing that their actions may hurt the country they swore to serve.

How can this man talk of honor when he has injected himself back into the national debate in a disruptive manner? Especially at a time when our troops remain in harm’s way, the Iraqi situation, as well as our world position, is less than stable, and the current Administration is besieged by rabid members of the opposing political party seeking to regain political power in an upcoming election. How much damage will his book and the subsequent publicity tour do America’s interests? Will it provide aid and comfort to our enemies...as well as politicians opposing current administration policy?

This type of book adds fuel to an already overheated fiery situation. If Tenet felt that such a book was necessary, I would have had much more respect for the man if he had waited a suitable period of time and the published a book which could be analyzed by scholars and historians as they seek to analyze and explain the history of the United States during this turbulent period.

Perhaps this current public relations problem is one of the President’s own making. Not appointing the right person for the right job and allowing a bureaucratic hack from the previous administration to remain in a position of authority.

Compared with the legendary Allen Dulles (Princeton, George Washington University) who brought hard-won knowledge and expertise to the agency  (US Diplomatic Service, Department of State, 1916-26; Practiced law in New York, 1926-42 and 1946-50; Head of Office of Strategic Services post in Bern, Switzerland, 1942-45; Deputy Director for Plans, CIA, 4 January–23 August 1951; Deputy Director of Central Intelligence, 23 August 1951–26 February 1953), Tenet seems to be a creation of the bureaucracy.

Tenet had the right education (Georgetown University, Columbia University), but seemed to lack any worldly experience to qualify him for the position he held. (Legislative Assistant; Legislative Director for Senator John Heinz, 1982-85; Staff Member, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), 1985-88; Staff Director, SSCI, 1988-93; Member of President-elect Clinton’s national security transition team, 1992-93; Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Intelligence Programs, National Security Council, 1993-95; Deputy Director of Central Intelligence, 3 July 1995–11 July 1997).

My conclusion: Tenet is smart, well-educated, well-spoken and extremely adept in the ins-and-outs of bureaucratic wrangling. But his seeming disregard for the welfare of his country, as opposed to burnishing his reputation, leads me to believe that his book is simply an application for a position with the new administration should the tide turn. Or, in the very finest art of the bureaucrat, seeks to distance himself from a controversial and messy situation.

It should be remembered that I am not so much sticking up for the current Administration, but pointing out how Tenet’s current actions may hurt America. While I can understand his sense of hurt and outrage over allegedly having been treated poorly by members of the Administration, to my way of thinking, he remains a bureaucratic weasel.

This does not apply to the thousands of dedicated, hard-working patriots at the CIA, NSA, NRO and many other agencies trying to preserve the American way.

What can YOU do?

View the book and his author in a historic light… and consider for yourself whether or not the timing of this book was either political and/or detrimental to the interests of our country.

A reminder from OneCitizenSpeaking.com: a large improvement can result from a small change…


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



WHO CARES?: "Saudis claim al-Qaeda attacks foiled"

FT.com / World - Saudis claim al-Qaeda attacks foiled.

Other than being feted as the largest oil producer in the region, there are painfully few similarities between life in the “Kingdom” of Saudi Arabia and that encountered in the United States.

The basis of life and law in the Kingdom is an ultra-conservative form of Sunni Islam often referred to as Wahhabism. A sect which imposes strict punishment (beheadings, stoning, amputation of limbs, lashings) on the unfaithful for a variety of behaviors that are openly tolerated in our country. According to their practices, there are only two types of people: the faithful and the infidels (unfaithful) who are sometimes spared death if they are subservient and pay fees to their betters. Everything is viewed through the prism of religion.

The Saudi government spreads Islam throughout the world by funding construction of mosques and Qur'an schools — some of which have been found to be, according to some published reports, malignant Wahabii sect schools — openly preaching jihad or Holy War against all infidels and supporting terroristic activities.

The Kingdom’s priorities are first to their fellow Muslims and then to the preservation of the Kingdom’s Rulers. An allegiance which may expeditiously switch back and forth as circumstances dictate. Like all good practitioners of Islam, they will offer hospitality to a stranger — even if the stranger is a known terrorist. The rules are incredibly complex and often require the consultation of religious leaders — some of whom openly support jihad.

Within the Kingdom there is an undercurrent of dissent between those who would overthrow the Kingdom for some measure of democratic reform featuring less dependence on the Royals for business opportunities and those who would like to establish a more militant religious government.

And even though thousands of Saudis visit the United States for a world-class education or to participate in advanced joint military training, the freedoms they encounter here are not available in their Kingdom. Even Saudi Princes who play in Europe do not dare repeat their performance in the Kingdom. Unfortunately, the more moderate stance of the world traveler is often subjugated by their elders. 

Which poses a critical question: Are the Saudis our friends?

The Saudi government claimed that they interrupted al-Qaeda plot to attack oil production facilities, military bases in the Gulf kingdom, and carry out suicide attacks against public figures. “It said that it had arrested 170 suspects, including trainee pilots planning suicide attacks, and that it had seized weapons from seven terrorist cells and more than $5m (€3.7m, £2.5m) in cash.”

Was this raid to protect their own Monarchy and assets or was this a contribution to the global war on terror?

Ostensibly partners in the global war on terror, some wealthy Saudi citizens are reported to be funding key militants believing that this will prove their allegiance to their religion. The Saudis cannot even bring themselves to condemn the Islamo-fascists directly, preferring the euphemism, “deviant ideology” to refer to al-Qaeda in their press announcement.

Which raises a bigger question; can the United States ever bridge the gap between a free society and something else? Can the United States coexist with a society clearly predicated on the destruction of everything we believe in?  Which results in a conundrum: what level of force is necessary to preserve our way of life in the face of a trained, fearless enemy who regards death in the name of their religion as the ultimate honor resulting in “otherworld” rewards? Where weapons of mass destruction are always preferable to lesser means.

Can you rely solely on a few honorable men steeped in decades of unyielding religion who talk, while ignoring the more militant terrorists who take action? Are you willing to bet your family’s health and welfare on your decision?

What can YOU do?

Consider the above questions as if you were one of the civilian leaders responsible for the tasking of the military. Regard the leadership of the President in walking a fine line between an appropriate level of response force to an incident and the level of force required for a preemptive strike to prevent an attack — by those who ONLY respect force rather than diplomacy. Now overlay the political situation where rabid partisans are struggling to maintain or regain political power in the United States. Then support those whom you believe have the better answers. This time it may not be about an election, it may be about your future. Vote as if your life depended on your choice – as it surely does in our post 9/11 world.

A reminder from OneCitizenSpeaking.com: a large improvement can result from a small change…

— steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



THE CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN PARTY: WHINOs AND RINOs

From Tom McClintock’s personal blog…

The Bills Are Coming Due(Published On 04-25-2007 , 11:01 AM)

“The Legislative Analyst’s Office reports that as of yesterday, April’s all-important income and corporate taxes are down by $1.4 billion from this point in the April 2006 collection – or a whopping 17 percent.  I think this is a high figure and would place the low figure at 9 percent.  Any way you cut it, we are falling between $1 billion and $2 billion short of last year’s collections, on top of $1.6 billion of income tax shortfalls ($1.3 billion in total shortfalls from all revenues) through March.  If this trend holds through the end of the month, and there is no further deterioration of revenues in May and June, this puts us on a collision course with a deficit in the neighborhood of $10 billion by June 30th.  That size of deficit would consume the entire reserve that we enjoyed when we began the year and leave the state government essentially broke when we start the new year on July 1st.”

Conclusion:  ARNHULD, the Governator, has led us from a surplus to a deficit. And it appears from published sources that he also raised more campaign money than the former spend-and-spend Democrat Governor, Gray Davis.

For those who are unfamiliar with acronyms, WHINO stands for “WE’RE HERE IN NAME ONLY,” which describes most of the loyal opposition in California’s legislature. These are real Republicans railing against the majority and are often fed the crumbs off the table.

Far more insidious are the RINOs — REPUBLICANS IN NAME ONLY. These are so-called “branded Republicans” who, according to their actions and utterances are indistinguishable from opposition Democrats.

Foremost among this genre is the forever-famous Arnold Schwarzenegger who seems (insert your own description here) by his wife, Kennedy-Democrat, Maria Shriver. A prime example of “Don’t do as I do, do as I say” liberal who explains away any political position inconsistencies by claiming, “I am for the people, not the Democrats, not the Republicans, not the special interests. I am rich enough so I cannot be bought.” Platitudes which are somewhat contradicted by the fact that Arnold is a bigger fundraiser than Gray Davis; whose name was synonymous for continual fundraising while in office. 

By way of illustration…

The good guys, or should I say “good guy, Tom McClintock, is a conservative, Regan-style Republican with a slightly off-putting habit of speaking the truth. A guy that explains that the bond funding measure will not only move you past the “funding crisis” (and for the politicos — the election cycle) but closer to bankruptcy. His proposal for cleaning up the business-crippling Workmen's Compensation mess was simply to adopt another state’s successful legislation and replace their state name with ours. Problem solved. Unfortunately, those in insurance and healthcare, fearing the loss of revenue, strongly disagreed and piled money into the opposition’s campaign coffers. Another solution to cutting waste, fraud and general governmental expenses involved a simple plan to consolidate state purchasing. Unfortunately, this removed any opportunity for numerous “purchasing authorities”  to secure political power, keep the campaign funds flowing, and in general, preserve their local bureaucratic fiefdoms. All to the benefit of politicians and the detriment of Californians.

While McClintock is a politician who is extremely knowledgeable about governmental affairs, extremely articulate, and is the choice of most rational Californian’s, his defeat seems insidiously engineered by — the RINO who ran for Governor. Supposedly running on a joint ticket, the movie star and the less telegenic “smart guy” were supposedly unbeatable. Even though most political polls and surveys rated McClintock as the most capable, best-qualified candidate, there were logistical problems ahead. Right up until the RINO withheld critical financial aid and tactical media support: leading to his defeat and the election of the former insurance commissioner, Democrat John Garamendi. Garamendi, it should be noted, has an impeccable education and political service background and is a career politician. The major problem with Garamendi is that he is a politician of the liberal Democratic persuasion first and a fiscal and legislative conservative second. A characterization which I am sure he would take issue with.

So what Kalefornian’s got — is exactly what they voted for. Hopefully, they will wake up when the Governator runs for Senator in 2010. Or better yet, let him join the flock by running for John Kerry’s (D-MA) Senate seat in 2009. If he wins, both states will be greatly improved.

What YOU can do?

Research your candidate’s background and voting record thoroughly. Ignore pretty boys (and girls) who are good-looking, but empty-headed. Demand both fiscal and political conservatism. Ignore the rabid partisan’s medi hype and register as an independent. Vote for the best person. But, no matter what party or person you support, get out and VOTE!

A reminder from OneCitizenSpeaking.com: a large improvement can result from a small change…

Research:

Tom McClintock’s website: http://republican.sen.ca.gov/web/mcclintock/biography.asp 

John Garamendi’s website:  http://www.ltg.ca.gov/biography/aboutjohn.asp

Watching the Governator: http://www.arnoldwatch.org/articles/articles_000130.php3 ArnoldWatch.org is a project of the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



ALEC BALDWIN MAY WANT YOUR FUTURE VOTE

By now, almost everybody has heard the leaked message that Alec Baldwin left on his young daughter’s answering machine.

"I'm going to let you know just how I feel about what a rude little pig you are. You are a rude thoughtless little pig. I don't give a damn that you're 12 or 11 years old, or that you're a child, or that your mother is a thoughtless pain in the ass who doesn't care about what you do." He further told his daughter, "You don't have the brains or the decency as a human being" and that he was "going to fly out for the day just to straighten you out on this issue

The heartless tape demonstrated for one and all that Baldwin not only has major anger issues, but is also narcissistic to the point where everything is about him, his feelings and how the world perceives him.

Hear the tape at Harvey Levin’s TMZ.com website (http://www.aolcdn.com/tmz_audio/0419_baldwin_bleeped.mp3)

So how does a Hollywood-type recover from such a public embarrassment? 

·         Leave your talent agency.

·         Ask permission to quit your television program — making sure it is prior to filming the next season’s episodes and knowing that your request will be declined.

·         Pledge to concentrate on the so-called root cause of your problem; which in Baldwin’s case is said to be “parental alienation.”

·         Apologize profusely and publicly, making sure to secure the widest possible audience. (Note for media types: Good ratings ahead!) Especially if you have a future book launch, foundation, and speaking engagements on the subject of your public foible.

·         Seek professional help. Again it helps if the professional is a media star with a highly-rated program and given permission to “drop your name and story” in other media interviews.

Baldwin makes TV apology, consults with Dr. Phil | US News | Reuters.com.

“LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Alec Baldwin will apologize to his daughter on national television on Friday for calling her a "thoughtless little pig," according to excerpts from a pre-taped ABC interview released on Thursday.”

“Meanwhile, television therapist Dr. Phil McGraw revealed that Baldwin had called him for advice on Thursday and that the two had a "far-reaching, intense conversation" about the actor's daughter and his former spouse.”

According to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alec_Baldwin)

“Baldwin, a political liberal, has always had an active interest in politics and is frequently rumored to be a candidate for public office. He recently revealed in a British magazine interview that he plans to leave acting in a few years to pursue a career in politics. He has recently called Vice President Dick Cheney a terrorist, and claimed that "he terrorizes our enemies abroad and innocent citizens here at home indiscriminately." He later recanted this statement, saying that Cheney was not a terrorist but rather "a lying, thieving oil whore and a murderer of the U.S. Constitution”.

“Baldwin has continued to level strong criticisms at the Bush Administration on his blog labeling Bush a "trust fund puppet" and Cheney a "constitution hating sociopath" and a "hate-filled maniac.” Baldwin talked about the harm he believes Bush did to democracy by comparing the presidential election of 2000 to the September 11, 2001 attacks: "I know that's a harsh thing to say, perhaps, but I believe that what happened in 2000 did as much damage to the pillars of democracy as terrorists did to the pillars of commerce in New York City."

What can YOU do?

Remember the disgust you feel for persons of this ilk and the fact that this type of narcissism and anger could lead to disastrous consequences if they were ever elected to any office. Remember many of these people are accomplished actors, capable of memorizing other people's words and rendering them with great emotion...only to revert to their own persona after the director yells "cut." The performance is not necessarily representative of their own feelings or beliefs.

If this person becomes a political appointee, write to the official who had the temerity to appoint him and demand reconsideration. Go public with “letters to the editor.”

And remember, only in Hollywood does public contrition, a stint in rehab, a visit to a professional or a large donation to a charity constitute an absolution from all sins and make the sinner into a knowledgeable saint.

A reminder from OneCitizenSpeaking.com: a large improvement can result from a small change…

— steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



OBAMA: EMPTY "MEDIA FRIENDLY" SUIT?

Obama Statement on Supplemental Bill that Sets a Target Redeployment Date | U.S. Senator Barack Obama.

“WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) today released the following statement after the Senate approved the supplemental funding bill that sets a target date to remove U.S. combat troops from Iraq: ’We are one signature away from ending the Iraq War. President Bush must listen to the will of the American people and sign this bill so that our troops can come home.’”

I AM CONFUSED… Either he is incredibly dense, knowing that “one signature” is not enough to end an undeclared war; incredibly naive, believing that President Bush will somehow sign the bill he promised to veto; or an empty suit pandering to the public with media-friendly sound-bite platitudes.

If, in truth, he is any of these things, then I do not want him for my president … regardless of his party affiliations or political positions. In fact, I do not want him under any conditions. Leaving race and religion aside, he is just too “unknown.” He needs seasoning in the political arena, where his beliefs can be tested in hand-to-hand combat with his party’s leaders as well as the opposition. Where his historical record of voting and published writings may give us a glimpse of the man and his philosophy. I am afraid that what we may get, if this process is not fulfilled, is another Jimmy Carter — a disastrous failure of a President on any level. A man who shares the forever dishonored Nobel Peace Prize with Yasser Arafat.

I do not want a “looks good, sounds good, appears OK” leader at this critical juncture of the United States history. I want someone with leadership skills who will erase the polarization between the rabid partisans and once again unite America into the foremost nation in the world. Anything less would be to sell our rich heritage to the “one worlders” at bargain basement prices. It is my personal observation that, since President Regan, we have been sliding into political chaos that is fast gutting the United States. Part of this decline is due to dishonest politicians, part due to dishonest media, part due to the politicization of our governmental institutions…and due in the most part, to apathetic voters who lazily refuse to do their homework and demand forthright political leadership.

What can YOU do?   Research the candidates from all parties. Hold them responsible for their inane utterances and platitudes. Ignore the political pundits and the media and VOTE for the best person.

A reminder from OneCitizenSpeaking.com: a large improvement can result from a small change…

— steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



IS THE DEMOCRAT CONGRESS WILLING TO DESTROY THE NATION TO ACHIEVE POWER?

UPDATE: What our allies think...

The US Congress' vote to push for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq was wrong and will bring comfort to Al-Qaeda insurgents, Australian Prime Minister John Howard said Friday. (AFP: 04/26/07 10:44 EST)

House passes troop pullout plan - Los Angeles Times.

“WASHINGTON -- Defiant and unified in the face of a promised presidential veto, House Democrats on Wednesday pushed through an emergency war spending bill that orders President Bush to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq no later than this fall.”

“The 218-208 vote, largely along party lines, is expected to be followed today by Senate approval of the same measure. The president has promised to veto the legislation early next week.”

THE END GAME IS OBVIOUS: every vote against this bill is a vote for the President… making it abundantly clear that the Republicans own the war issue in the upcoming election. There can be no other interpretation.

THE PRESSING QUESTION IS: how far is the Democrat-controlled congress willing to go in their pursuit of power?

This bill is disturbing in a number of ways…

(1)      It provides aid and comfort to the enemy by portraying our great nation as divided and deeply conflicted on the subject of freedom and Iraq.

(2)      It provides aid and comfort to the enemy by providing tangible proof of our unwillingness to fight for what we believe.

(3)      It provides aid and comfort to the enemy by emboldening their efforts to hang-on until any deadline passes; when they might take further action unencumbered by encounters with U.S. military personnel.

(4)      It places our military at risk during withdrawal activities since there can be only a few exit routes to accommodate the massing of troops. And those that are left, protecting and fighting a rear guard action are placed in supreme jeopardy.

(5)      It places the nascent semi-democratic government of Iraq in danger of annihilation and forces them to place their fellow citizens further at risk.

(6)     It demonstrates to the world that we will abandon our so-called “friends” for nothing more than mere political power. Note: Our great nation should lay this entire problem at the feet of another Democrat, President Jimmy Carter, (who invited our friend, the Shah of Iran, to step aside in favor of the Ayatollah Khomeini – which ultimately led to our troubles in the region.

(7)     It places OUR (the Nation’s) President, the Commander-in-Chief, in a position where he may no longer freely and effectively deploy troops or exert the necessary level of command-and-control of the military without further Congressional action.

(8)     It sparks a Constitutional Crisis as the balance of power between the President and Congress is tested.

(9)     It is disloyal to the troops who have fought with honor and bravery to provide the opportunity to bring freedom to the oppressed Iraqi people… if we stigmatize this war with the taint of Viet Nam.

(10)    And it demonstrates to our other adversaries around the world that we are, indeed, a paper tiger.

Each and every citizen should note which politician in their political jurisdiction voted for this legislative abomination — and deny them any political funds or assistance when they seek re-election. THROW THE BUMS OUT.

I do not care if those supporting this bill are characterizing this as legislation “that probably won’t pass in the face of a threatened Presidential veto.” The damage has already been done.

It is not that I am a rabid supporter of President Bush or a rabid partisan with hatred for the opposing political party. I am simply an observer who does not like what the politicians are doing to the country in their quest achieve power.

It should be noted that both political parties plunder taxpayer monies and engage in cronyism. However, this rabid partisanship should all be set aside when our great nation is at risk.

We need to speak with one voice. We need to take quick and decisive action.

Perhaps this legislation may have an unintended consequence: for it may embolden our President to remove the velvet political gloves and remove any doubt that the United States Military is crippled in Iraq.

What can YOU do?

Support our Country. Let the politicians know what YOU think. Develop a long memory for those politicians who are courting disaster for the purposes of partisan politics. Vote the BUMS on both sides out.

A reminder from OneCitizenSpeaking.com: a large improvement can result from a small change…

steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



A BIG LIE: MORE INPUT FOR THE PEOPLE

More Primaries & Caucuses: The 2008 Primary Calendar.

In order to choose candidates for their respective national conventions, the candidates were forced to campaign in states such as Iowa and New Hampshire… actually exposing themselves to the questioning public as they trudged from factory floor to coffee shop shaking hands and looking people in the eye. Followed by a semi-vigilant press that was often embedded in the candidates’ campaigns. The schedule was grueling and candidates needed to effectively allocate their resources. True grass roots organizing was necessary to spare the candidate from arriving at a thinly attended whistle stop. Overwhelming media buys (print, radiio and television) were limited due to quick saturation of the populace with conflicting messsages which were often ignored altogether.

Now, there is a major change, nicknamed “Super Tuesday,” when some of the most populous states will vote on their choices for political office — effectively replacing the traditional states as first selectors.

The above article provides a historical context for the changes.

While campaign critics have complained about Iowa and New Hampshire, with their small populations, setting the national election tone, the truth is somewhat different. The new changes appear to be based on a “big lie.” It appears that it is not so much about giving more people input into the decision than it is about the parties wishing to dictate the terms of candidate selection.

It is more about designing media-driven campaigns where the biggest money spenders win; where the campaign can manage the message and the candidate does not have to physically face unfriendly crowds with important questions.

Consider for a moment the number of free-wheeling exchanges between the public and the candidates in the last major election cycle? Even the town hall meetings often had participants selected from “safe groups,” and mostly came off being bland and uninformative. Even the so-called “debate” was little more than a media love fest with posturing candidates. Any controversy was generated by the press, not the candidates. Who was sweating under the hot lights was often a major talking point.

True discourse has died, having been replaced by sound-bite platitudes.

What can YOU do?

Continue to become involved in the election process. Write “letters to the editor” and suggest topics to your local stations. Join your local political group … and if you don’t like what you hear, switch to voting as an independent. Don’t get sucked into the “us versus them” and we need to vote for the lame candidate because they actually have a chance of winning. Consider that any candidate who receives a vote under “they can win” circumstances is probably wrong for the office and may perpetuate party politics as usual. Consider shaking up the system. Ignore each party’s fear-mongering and dire predictions of catastrophe if their candidate is not elected. Ignore the racial manipulation that occurs when politicians pander to a particular ethnic group. Candidates should be for the people, all the people, all the time. Not some of the people, some of the time — while they spend their hours mostly fundraising and extorting the willing special interests.

If you must remember ONE CAMPAIGN SLOGAN, remember mine: It’s not about right or left, it about right or wrong.

A reminder from OneCitizenSpeaking.com: a large improvement can result from a small change…

steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



90 MILES OR 9,000 MILES -- U.S. INTELLIGENCE SEEMS CLUELESS

U.S. intelligence sees Castro recovering | Reuters.

“U.S. intelligence agencies, which appeared to be on a death watch for Cuban leader Fidel Castro a few months ago, now believe his health is rebounding and cannot rule out a full return to power, officials said on Tuesday.”

It strikes me as amazing that the combined intelligence agencies of the United States cannot seem to obtain accurate intelligence on a country  located approximately 90 miles off our coast than it can with a country located more than 9000 miles away.

One would assume that being 90 miles away and having any number of willing, native-speaking recruits with relatives and contacts in Cuba would count for something. Probably a bad assumption after Kennedy and the Bay of Pigs. As for Iraq and the missing weapons of mass destruction, we all know how that went down.

The conclusion must be that it is as hard to sneak a ringer into the inner circle of Cuba as it is to sneak one into the religious tribal cabals that are Iraq. Unfortunately, other nations seem to find it far easier to penetrate our government and its intelligence agencies if we are to believe the number of spies recently discovered in the FBI and CIA.

Of course there are excuses: the government was precluded from hiring “nasty boys” by legislation, we need to rely on more electronic surveillance, and the ever popular, we just don’t have the (insert your answer here).

Who knows the truth? Well, the Congressional Oversight Committees should know and they are not talking; rightfully so! Or, perhaps they are totally politicized to the point where the intelligence bureaucracy doesn’t bother explaining anything to these dunderheads. Especially, those with the agenda-driven purpose and loose lips. But it would be nice, every once in awhile, for someone with credibility to say, “The ship of state is on course and we really know what we are doing.”

Unless this is a clever ruse by which we make our enemies feel secure that we have not penetrated their inner sanctum, we need to allocate the resources to rebuild world-class intelligence operations. We need to minimize the influence of political appointees who pander to the administration and find leaders who will tell the President, his Cabinet and Joint Chiefs the truth, as they know it, and affix a probability range for each and every pronouncement. All backed up with un-redacted documents.

We need to stop “political leakers” and whistleblowers … perhaps using the Foreign Intelligence Courts to make initial determinations as to the level of grievance and possible remedies. We need to punish politicians who leak. We need to punish executives and employees of multi-national organizations with security clearances who leak. We definitely want to punish those who engage in the transfer of dual-use or forbidden technology.

We need to severely punish spies that are captured; and not rely so much on the gentlemanly “tit-for-tat” transfers when one of ours is caught.   

Perhaps the trick is to recruit intelligence case officers and operatives from schools other than Yale, Princeton, Harvard and other Ivy League bastions of good breeding and weak minds in favor of pragmatic special operators who come out of the Navy Seals, the Rangers, the Special Forces, and the legions of well-trained grunts.

What can YOU do?

Elect honest, hard-working, smart politicians. These are the incorruptible patriots you want sitting on the intelligence oversight committees. Squawk loudly to your congressional representative during Senate confirmation hearings if you sense a “clinker or stinker.” Become aware of the need for great intelligence to support a great Country.

Demand that Congress issue a formal declaration of war against a nation, a tribe, or a group of people that seek to harm America.

While honest disagreements between honorable parties are possible, counsel those who seem to give aid and comfort to our enemy with their pronouncements. If they do not heed the warning, do not abridge their First Amendment rights, simply shun them. Do not elect them. Do not provide them with campaign funds. Do not read their publications. Do not go to their movies. Do not buy their goods and services.

Protect the America YOU know and love.

A reminder from OneCitizenSpeaking.com: a large improvement can result from a small change…

steve

P.S.  I am positive there were great intelligence coups in the past and that there are more to come. I only hope that they were effective and I never hear about them.


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



WMD: WEAPONS OF MASS DEMOGRAPHICS

The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that its mayor, Gavin Newsom, “vowed Sunday to maintain

San Francisco

as a sanctuary for immigrants and do everything he can to discourage federal authorities from conducting immigration raids.”

"I will not allow any of my department heads or anyone associated with this city to cooperate in any way shape or form with these raids," Newsom declared. "We are a sanctuary city, make no mistake about it." 

ASSAULT ON

AMERICA

Why is it that elected politicians do not see the clear and present danger in encouraging illegal aliens from entering their cities, congregating in mass in designated areas, seeking employment and then producing anchor babies to secure

United States

citizenship for their numerous offspring?

What are the consequences of providing these illegal border-crossing masses with some form of citizenship that would instantly shift the powerbase of voters to a voting bloc that may have more of an allegiance to a foreign power than to their residence city?

What will happen if the majority of illegals remain unassimilated, relatively uneducated and massed in substandard housing? As the Heritage Foundation put forth in a comprehensive study of taxable net values … each uneducated illegal draws an average of $20,000 in support funds over and above any taxes recovered by various agencies?

In

Southern California

, we have all witnessed the decline of emergency care (with many emergency facilities closed and waiting lines impossibly long), crowded schools where the children of citizens are held back for lack of facilities or the need to dumb-down the class to the lowest common denominator: the non-English speaking student with little parental support.

We have seen the rise of activists and lawyers demanding that their illegal clients be provided with, not only the rights of normal taxpaying citizens, but super-rights where minor and major crime committed by illegals is either lightly punished or not punished at all.

We have seen a preponderance of illegals driving without licenses or insurance, placing the remainder of the populace at risk. In a culture which promotes drinking as a part of “machismo,” we see our citizens being killed by drunk drivers in increasing numbers.

Anyone who rails against the system is branded a “racist” although one of the largest supporters of illegal aliens is literally called La Raza, “the Race.”

We have seen politicians; local, state and national pander to this potential voting block. And, make no mistake, it is all about power and money.

What can YOU do?

First, insist that no legislation or legislator attempts to provide any form of amnesty to this group of illegal aliens. If anything, let their status be normalized if they seek identification, work permits and live a crime-free life. No chance of citizenship for this group who has already engaged in mass destruction of American cities.

Second, demand that the Courts and legislators stop conferring citizenship on children of illegal aliens or people who are traveling legally on a visa in accordance with the laws of most major countries.

Third, improve border enforcement and criminally and civilly prosecute employers for hiring illegals or landlords for providing housing. This includes financial institutions who provide any form of money transfer or banking services for those without “legal” status as a citizen, legal resident alien or properly identified visitor with a valid visa.

Fourth, recall or do not elect politicians who will not uphold the United States Constitution and the laws of the land.

Fifth, risk being called a “racist” and speak out about your deteriorating neighborhoods, schools and other infrastructure.

While we acknowledge that the majority of illegal aliens are civil, hardworking people, we cannot allow any block of people to gain political power in such a manner as to put the sovereignty of the

United States

at risk.

It is theoretically possible, over a number of years, to have major decisions about

Southern California

’s legislation, taxation and infrastructure decided by anonymous oligarchs in

Mexico

rather than representatives putting

California

or

America

first.

Now is the time to take action, before we dilute our present day society to the point of “nothingness.”

A reminder from OneCitizenSpeaking.com: a large improvement can result from a small change…

steve

Research:  A comprehensive study yields surprising results.

The Fiscal Cost of Low-Skill Households to the U.S, Taxpayer – Robert E. Rector, Principal Author http://www.heritage.org/Research/Welfare/sr12.cfm

“Each year, families and individuals pay taxes to the government and receive back a wide variety of services and benefits. A fiscal deficit occurs when the benefits and services received by one group exceed the taxes paid. When such a deficit occurs, other groups must pay for the services and benefits of the group in deficit. Each year, government is involved in a large-scale transfer of resources between different social groups.”


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell