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How can Israel negotiate in good faith with people like this?

Hamas, in their own words …

Bottom line …

To seek a peace accord, both parties must first want peace – and be prepared to condition their populations to accept peace. To overcome decades of anti-peace teaching, to reject radicals who want to continue the conflict for political or financial reasons. And to overcome those who believe it is their religious obligation to kill or subjugate the infidel or unbeliever.

And President Barack Hussein Obama thinks that he can accomplish this with a TelePrompTer and a custom-written speech pandering to the Muslims. A sign of an empty suit, surrounded by sycophantic advisers and a product of his mentor’s anti-America, anti-White, anti-Israel teachings. Obama may disavow Reverend Jeremiah Wright, but refuses to distance himself from Wright’s views which are also held by a majority of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Because Obama says it is so has no basis in reality any more than standing in a garage and proclaiming you are a car.

-- 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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



Comment to "The American Jews Must Be Stupid: Part II -- An Example"

One need look no further to illustrate the virulent disease that is anti-Semitism than the comment that was e-mailed to me by a reader. I have decided not to use his name, but to reprint a portion of his quote. I have eliminated a lengthy list of people and institutions from the e-mail  -- and should anyone want a copy, I would be pleased to send you a copy.  

How much ignorance and bigotry can be placed into a single e-mail? 

The jews and Obama, Lets take a look at the jews they have been thrown out of every country they have been in for some reason or another and no one seems to know why, or that story has never been told. They were not thrown out of Germany just because they were jews that story or lie just don`t get it.

Germany or Hitler what ever you prefer 6 million jews were killed and never is the whole story told that not only 6 million jews were killed but there were 20 million Russians, 10 million christians, 1,900 catholic priests. why isn`t the whole story told, I wonder who is keeping that out of the media that are owned by jews.

The ACLU is made up of jew lawyers and as you say look at all the trouble they are causing in The United States of America.

The jew people are causing a lot of problems in our schools.

"He who controls the media controls the culture."
--- Dr. Ted Baehr, publisher of Movieguide

If there is any truth to the above quote then we know why and by who why THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is in the condition and trouble it is in today. I think People with weak minds will be controlled by the media.

The below is as it was sent to me after reading it one might think maybe Hitler had the right idea but went the wrong way about it. Maybe America should bust this kind of control up or maybe America should move the jew out of The United States of America to their home land now called israel or their new home land that bush has cut the path to Iraqi.

Ok as I said the below was sent to me.

Subject: Response: Corporate owned media + an in depth look at who controls and influences America

(list of prominent industries and their Jewish relations and references to conspiracy theories – deleted for space)

OH BTW steve i`m not a bloger or writer just a person that refuses to be a usefulidiot.
steve

We can see you are not a blogger or writer, but as for being a useful idiot, you have made a persuasive case for yourself.

My response …

Steve,

I read your e-mail and cannot decide whether or not you are an anti-Semite, just plain stupid or a tool of those who would manipulate the conversation for their own ends. Or simply a parrot mindlessly repeating what you have heard before.

One, the question you failed to ask is simple. Why does this particular grouping of individuals seem to have excelled far beyond the norm? You have highlighted people who have brought forth industries and institutions and inventions where nothing existed before. Which suggests an uncommon level of education, motivation and creativity that is staggering.

Two, if you were to make a case, it should have been that progressive politics, including socialism and communism, was invented by the Jews. (Marx, Hegel, Trotsky and others). And that this influence is what drives much of the dangerous political discourse in the world. It is this progressivism that gave us Barack Obama.

Three, your lists are incomplete and old. BTW: When Marvin Davis purchased 20th Century Fox, his partner was Marc Rich, the tax-evader who was trading oil with IRAN during the embargo.

I couldn’t help laughing at the listing “Arm and Hammer (baking soda tycoon).” First, the citation should have been for Armand Hammer (President of Occidental Petroleum and a commodities trader with Russia and other countries). He was considered by many to be a progressive with loyalties to the Soviet Union. And second, The Arm & Hammer Baking Soda reference has nothing to do with the subject. It is a registered trademark of Church and Dwight, an American manufacturer of household products. And the Arm and Hammer symbol represents VULCAN, the god of fire and metalworking – a reference to their other venture Vulcan Spice Mills. There are other notable discrepancies, but I will not waste my time dealing with this matter.

Four, I have little or no respect for Alex Jones and Jeff Rense, both trying their level best to attract and exploit a paying audience with their conspiracy theories.

Five, as for the Jews being thrown out of countries ... I might suggest that you review historical antecedents which indicate that minority groups have traditionally been used as a convenient scapegoat for the ills of society in general. Primarily, because they were a relatively small minority and could not mount a credible defense against those who controlled “the system.” Many Jews, observing adverse political climates, decided to seek their fortunes elsewhere.

Six, if you want to see mass oppression, look at the non-Jews who have traditionally abused the minorities: be they black, poor or Jewish. And if you wanted to cite mass murderers that put Hitler to shame, one need only consider Stalin, Lenin and Mao who attempted to perfect communism, but were little more than self-serving thugs at the top of their respective dung heaps.

Seven, if what you suggest, an all-powerful financial and political cabal, were literally true, the Jews would face little or no opposition as they could simply condition the debate in the media and elsewhere. Thus your argument is prima facie false. If the Jews truly controlled the system as you suggest, they would have better protected themselves.

Eight, the mere mention of Skull & Bones, the Illuminati, Council on Foreign Relations and the Bilderbergers proves that someone is a conspiracy theorist and doesn’t know what they are talking about.

With respect to Skull & Bones (historically anti-Semitic, anti-Catholic, anti-minority at Yale), they were a bastion of WASPs banding together for camaraderie and mutual self-benefit.

The CFR and other organizations are forums which cater to the politically- and financially-connected powerful people; researching and presenting programs on world issues. That their diverse membership would act in concert and against their own competing interests is ludicrous. Sort of like attributing everything financial to the Rothschild's including their alleged agency ownership of the Rockefellers. It is a fact that bankers and other financial intermediaries MUST be interconnected and deal with each other on a trust basis – or they could not do business.

All-in-all, you have failed to state a case, cause of action and, in general, proven that you are incapable of critical thinking and analysis.

Thanks for commenting. It is comments such as yours which are illustrative of the attitudes and problems associated with religious-based bigotry.

-- steve

Bottom line …

What can I say … some people are simply functional idiots who cannot be reasoned with. In most cases, my advice would be to avoid these individuals like the plague as their malignancy may be contagious.

-- steve

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

Reference Links …

American Jews Must Be Stupid ...

American Jews Must Be Stupid: Part II -- An Example ...


“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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



American Jews Must Be Stupid: Part II -- An Example ...

Yesterday, I wrote a blog piece titled “American Jews Must Be Stupid ...”  in which I point out that “American Jews must be stupid if they continue to support President Barack Hussein Obama after he has just requested that Israel turn its back on decades of history and common sense and commit suicide.”

Today, I present further proof by quoting a well-known progressive, Michael Tomasky, who, in the very best progressive tradition, appears to use Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals to frame the debate. By his own words, Tomasky has said …

As I've written many times, Democrats in general still tend to think that you win political fights by having superior arguments. This of course is manifestly not true. You win political arguments by framing the question the media decide to take up. That means being aggressive in your framing, creating conflict (which the media love), and making sure that reporters will go to the other side and ask them well, how do you respond to this? <Source>

So why should anyone be surprised when comrade Tomasky attempts to throw Netanyahu under Obama’s bus – defending Barack Hussein Obama’s Arab-centric viewpoint even though it places the democratic and productive people of Israel in great jeopardy of being overrun by those who have contributed nothing but death, destruction, chaos and mayhem to the world at large.

As reported in the Daily Beast …

“Bibi’s White House Tantrum”

Netanyahu's rejection of Obama's Mideast speech underestimated the president's strength—and could hasten the Israeli leader's political demise.”

Nothing more than wishful thinking on behalf of the radical progressives who are attempting to divert attention from the existential threat facing Israel – and the sad state of our domestic affairs – to their own pipe dream of progressive domination of world events.

“Bibi Netanyahu could have reacted any number of ways to Barack Obama’s mention of the ‘1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps.’ Let’s say, actually, four ways—embrace, circumspection, suspicion, tantrum. That he chose the last—saying immediately after the Obama speech that he ‘expects’ to hear Obama in essence renounce what he’d just said before the entire world!—tells us a lot about the man’s shortcomings and (lack of) political instinct.”

On the contrary, I feel that there was a fifth way – politically imprudent, but something that I would have welcomed. Netanyahu could have simply told Barack Hussein Obama that he did not appear to understand the history of the region and when he got his head out of his ass, Netanyahu would return for “consultations.”  Imprudent because oil-poor Israel is the recipient of a significant amount of United States foreign aid. But, still a position that I would have enjoyed very much. The fact that he did not pursue this course of action, tells us a lot about the man’s strength and political instinct.

“All political is local, and Netanyahu undoubtedly scored points with his Likud base back home. But he has a base here in America too, and I think he misjudged that base badly.”

Personally, I think that it was Tomasky who misjudged the level of support for both Netanyahu and Israel. To think that American Jews, mostly progressives in the democrat party, would weaken Israel to support a man who believes that America is, as best, unexceptional and, at worst, complicit in crimes against international norms is wrong. Or, I really hope it is wrong.

Using Alinsky to put forth a position that assumes facts not in evidence in order to provoke controversy …

One senses here a big public-relations, and possibly public-opinion, shift from two years ago.”

Starting from a true  observation … 

"Right after he took office in 2009, Obama pushed Israel too hard on settlements, thinking that he had more political capital on the issue than he had. He got slapped down, by Netanyahu and AIPAC and members of Congress from both parties. At the same time, Syria was rebuffing administration overtures, and the new president was learning the hard way that the Middle East wasn’t the staff of the Harvard Law Review, and it wouldn’t quite so pliably prostrate itself to his will and aura.”

And framing the debate in the form of a question…

"But now, is it Obama who’s going to suffer the PR blow? Something tells me that this time, the pressure will mount more on Bibi than Barack. His behavior these last 48 hours has verged on, if not been, petulant."

Invoking a “who does he think he is” sense of nationalism …

A  foreign leader (no less one of a state whose existence depends on the United States) isn’t supposed to talk like that to a president.

Perhaps Tomasky should consider that his profession (journalism) has severely compromised their own role in politics by choosing sides and refusing to pursue their time-honored tradition of “speaking truth to power.” For that’s what Netanyahu did – he did not insult the President of the United States so much as to explain to the world that the President’s unilateral assertions were historically unsound and that he expected them to be retracted after further study and consideration.

Let us not forget who this man is: This is the Prime Minister of Israel, a distinguished scholar, soldier, diplomat and statesman – the man standing between Israel’s enemies and his people – not one of Obama’s ass-kissing sycophants hoping for a personal payday.

Leveraging bin Laden …

Barack Obama is speaking as if he arranged and executed the mission that killed the world’s number one terrorist. Overlooking the fact that the mission had been in the planning stage for years and it was conducted, not by the White House from the situation room, but by the CIA from Langley, Virginia. Yes, the President gets brownie points for reluctantly giving the order – but little else. How many people have considered how carefully the photo-op in the White House situation room was stage-managed and how almost everyone in the administration was leaking details for the greater glory of Obama and his Administration. Failing to note that they were putting American soldiers, in this case SEAL Team Six and their families, in greater jeopardy by revealing operational details, methods and sources?

“Add to the bargain: Obama’s a stronger president now on foreign affairs than he was in 2009, partly because of the bin Laden coup and partly because the speech was generally well received across the American political spectrum.”

The political bump of bin Laden’s death was fleeting and his speech was generally poorly received by most – with the exception of the terrorists and Arab supporters who seem to hate Obama altogether.  Let us not kid ourselves, Obama is viewed as a weakling throughout a world that respects little else other than power and the will to use it. Obama, no matter how his PR team spins the issue, is still a zero, not a hero, in the Arab world.

If you can’t blame George Bush, attack the Republicans …

Has anyone else noted that the word “partisan,” as used by the hyper-partisan progressive democrats, is a pejorative. That is, a term of derision when it is used by the democrats who openly define the word by their actions.

“The criticisms of Obama on the borders statement have been entirely partisan, led by Republican presidential candidates. That has had the effect of cheapening the criticism of Obama and making it more dismissible: Do Americans, and Israelis and Palestinians, really care what Tim Pawlenty thinks about the situation?”

You need to admire the craftsmanship of Tomasky as he turns the issue into a political campaign issue rather than an existential threat to the sovereign nation of Israel. Personally, I do care what the presidential candidates think about defending our only ally in the region. And I believe, contrary to Tomasky’s assertion, that most Americans do care about foreign affairs.

But, in the Orwellian world of Obama, where the war on terror has become a “foreign contingency operation” and the war on Libya has become a “kinetic action,” you cannot disguise the fact that Obama appears to be hurting our allies and providing aid and comfort to our enemies. Black is white, up is down and evil is good.

“The Anti-Defamation League’s Abe Foxman, never shy about criticizing the administration on these matters, came out Friday to The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent and judged the speech a defense of Israel: ‘The speech indicated to me that this administration has come a long way in better understanding and appreciating the difficulties facing both parties, but especially Israel in trying to make peace with the Palestinians.’”

This statement appears to be little more than a polite response to a difficult political situation. Trying to place a spin on the story that nothing has really changed – Obama has not really done anything drastically wrong and still supports Israel. Sort of saying, we forgive you if you are trying to mend fences in the Arab world – and just so you realize where your loyalties should be placed. An innocuous statement that says nothing.

Tomasky’s spin …

This may be a sign that the usual cordon won’t hold around Bibi this time. Oh, he’ll receive a thunderous welcome from Congress Tuesday, mostly from Republicans who want to embarrass Obama by backing the prime minister. But the applause will only mask temporarily what everyone knows—that he is in total denial about the future.”

One, I believe that most members of Congress are well aware of the existential threat facing Israel and know how much Israel has contributed to the benefit of humanity – in the arts, sciences and, yes, ethics of daily living.

Two, I also believe that most members of Congress are well-aware of the coming clash of the civilizations, one based on the modern Judeo-Christian freedom/tolerance mandate and the Muslim 12th Century one of obedience or death mandate. And the choice is clear.

Three, like a good progressive, Tomasky knows that the story must be spun as an “us versus them” issue and that the members of Congress want to embarrass Obama rather than demonstrate appreciation and accord with Netanyahu.

Four, we know that those not applauding will most likely be the progressive democrats of the Black Caucus who appear to be proponents of the socialistic black liberation theology and have harbored and promoted anti-America, anti-White, anti-Israel viewpoints to their audience.

Five, as for Netanyahu being in denial about the future, we should remember Netanyahu’s elemental and existential truth: “If Arabs were to lay down their weapons, there would be peace. If Israel were to lay down their weapons, there would be no more Israel.”

Seeking to legitimize his progressive screed …

Israel, of course, has legitimate security concerns, especially in light of the recent Fatah-Hamas entente. And there’s nothing, really, to prevent Netanyahu from running out the clock if that’s what he wants to do. But things have changed. Two years ago, politically speaking, time was on his side. Now it’s against him. Having thrown this tantrum, it seems unlikely that he can come back in two weeks, or two months, or a year, and say gee, the ’67 borders with swaps is actually a good idea after all. It seems like the peace process will have to wait for a new prime minister. And he may have hastened that day, too.”

What Tomasky doesn’t consider in his article is how one negotiates with an enemy whose charter calls for the annihilation of the State of Israel. Or whose actions – continual rocket bombardment of a civilian population – make discussions impossible.

As for waiting for a new prime minister, the same thing can be said about President Barack Hussein Obama – there are those right-minded individuals who recognize Obama for what he really is: a radical socialist who cares little about the United States as he favors world dominance by an international cabal of socialists and communists.

Bottom line …

More people respect Netanyahu for having the guts to stand up to the world in defense of his people – and civilization in general. More people are beginning to understand that Obama is using any foreign issue, especially the Middle East conflagration, as a diversion from his party’s abysmal failure on the domestic agenda. He has replicated RomneyCare, which threatens to bankrupt Massachusetts,  into ObamaCare, which threatens to bankrupt the United States. He has extended the polices of George Bush and simply renamed them for political purposes.

Whereas Netanyahu is a man of substantial substance, in comparison Barack Hussein Obama is an empty suit – with a dubious history of associations and achievements. And if given the opportunity, I would take Netanyahu over that poseur in the White House in a heartbeat.

-- steve

Reference Links …

Netanyahu’s Ill-Advised White House Tantrum Over Obama’s Mideast Speech - The Daily Beast


“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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



American Jews Must Be Stupid ...

This is not an anti-Semitic statement, but a statement of fact. American Jews must be stupid if they continue to support President Barack Hussein Obama after he has just requested that Israel turn its back on decades of history and common sense and commit suicide.

Because forcing Israel to return to its 1967 borders and engage in certain land swaps will make Israel almost indefensible against the Arab hordes who have attacked it before and most likely will attack it again in the future. Perhaps provoking a nuclear war to protect the Israeli people.

Because putting the “right of return” on the table will insure that the Arab hordes simply move into Israel, possibly purchasing expensive real estate with the help of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates. Crowding out the Israelis and assuming control over their government by a super-majority.

Because Obama continues to ignore the fact that the true Palestinian homeland is the Transjordan region and they were kicked out of Jordan for fomenting revolution – exiled to Lebanon where they promptly created a civil war, chaos, death and destruction

Because Obama refuses to acknowledge that past land concessions by Israel did not bring peace; but further terrorism and rocket attacks from an enemy moving closer to its targets.

And because Obama demands that Israel negotiate with parties whose very charter calls for the destruction of Israel and which refuses to recognize Israel’s right of statehood.

While progressive Jews debate the issue, only Netanyahu and the Israeli military stand between the people and mass ethnic cleansing.

Bottom line …

It was best said by Netanyahu … If the Arabs put down their weapons, there will be peace. If Israel puts down its weapons, there will be no more Israel.

It is time that the Jews leave the democrat party and the support of Barack Hussein Obama. He has proven himself to be an enemy of both Israel and freedom-loving people. Not surprising as he sat at the feet of his mentor and listened to anti-America, anti-White and anti-Jew rhetoric for most of his life.

One might ask, why the leader of a free republic is catering to a religion defined by a culture of death and destruction and which is wreaking havoc around the world? What is so noble about that – unless the true fact is that the President practices “Taqiyya,” in essence lying for Islam.

Muhammad said: "Lying is wrong, except in three things: the lie of a man to his wife to make her content with him; a lie to an enemy, for war is deception; or a lie to settle trouble between people" [Ahmad, 6.459. H]

A Muslim does not have to maintain his oath (faith) as long as what's in his heart is true Qur'an 2:225  <Source

-- steve

P.S. I believe that there are a number of honorable people of Arab decent who would like nothing more than to live their life in peace – and in harmony with their religion. Even modern Arabs who want to emerge from the 12th century and enjoy a more modern life.

Prevented, of course, by rulers who fear that such enjoyment would lead to freedom and a reduction of their own personal power. Add oil, corruption, double-dealing and a power-structure determined to maintain domination over their lands – and you have today’s problematical world and the corruption of a religion that should have been “reformed” long ago.

The truth is made self-evident because when they are not condemning and fighting Israel, they are condemning and fighting among themselves over who will lead their tribe. (Sunnis vs. Shiites)

P.P.S. And if there is any doubt, I, as a conservative American, stand with Netanyahu and the State of Israel – the only democracy in the region and one of the most beneficial resources for humanity in modern times.

Reference Links …

Will U.S. Make Israel Indefensible? - Investors.com


“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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



Los Angeles Times: Toeing the Communist Line?

If one had to decide if the Los Angeles Times was a left-leaning progressive organization pushing a Marxist/Communist line, they would need go no farther than the editorial below.

First, a little understanding about progressives, Marxists, socialists, communists and their basic beliefs …

One, they are all about power, a ruling elite that is smarter and better equipped to tell individuals how to live their lives for the benefit of the “collective.” What makes these people special? Nothing really, they are mostly like everyone else; subject to corruption and the foibles of human nature. But because of their birth, education, position and wealth, they assume that they are more qualified than the masses to understand the situation, formulate public policy and regulate the affairs of others.

Two, they derive their power from managing scarcity; natural or manmade, it makes little difference. Assuming that the Earth’s resources are finite and mostly non-renewable, they claim they need to exert control over those who would squander these resources and thus prevent future generations from enjoying their benefit. They damage the production of food with pricing policies or simply pay people not to grow crops. They claim they are for clean water and sanitation; but refuse to provide the resources to those who need them the most. Contradictory and confusing by design.

Three, they are all about Soviet-style central planning which features top-down command and control systems. Somehow overlooking that the incompetents in government never seem to get it right and produce feast and famine cycles interspersed with recessions and depressions.

Four, they are about wealth re-distribution; gaining power by taking from the rich and giving to the poor; with a generous percentage siphoned off for their services to humanity. In Marx-speak: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.”

Five, because the “end” is so well-defined in their twisted minds, the “means,” are often subject to interpretation. In most cases, the means, fair or foul, justify the ends.

And six, the greatest barrier to progressivism, socialism, Marxism and communism is the freedom-loving people of the United States. People who have achieved mightily and have shown the world what can be accomplished by a free people. Therefore, these miscreants need to destroy capitalism and reduce America from an exceptional nation to that of an unexceptional nation subject to “international norms.” To do this they must stop people and economies from enlarging. They must kill productive and cost-effective technologies in favor of more expensive, non-reliable and non-sustainable products and services.

So with this background, let us consider the Los Angeles Times’ editorial …

Editorial

Defusing the population bomb

“Earth cannot handle an infinitely increasing population. Education and birth control are crucial.”

Perhaps that’s why the socialist-dominated unions have warped the educational values of decades of children; continuing to produce functional illiterates who follow orders rather than functioning human beings with the ability for critical thinking? People who have the ability to understand that this type of editorial is nothing more than the crazy musing of the progressives – and calling bullshit when they see it.

”It's getting crowded out there. According to an updated report from the United Nations, the planet's population is not following the expected curve: topping out at about 9 billion mid-century and then leveling off. Instead, the demographic trends point to continued growth, bringing the worldwide population to 10.1 billion by the end of the century — nearly a 50% increase for a planet now inhabited by just under 7 billion.”

A few points about the United Nations …

One, the United Nations is a corrupt organization that has been known to generate false and misleading information in order to gain media attention and funding for its projects.

Two, it is overwhelmingly biased towards countries run by dictators, thugs and despots – mostly powered by religion, socialism and communism.

Three, they were wrong about their initial hyper-growth estimates and failed to note that a population was self-limiting because of access to water, food, shelter and sanitation.

Four, even their faux accounting methods with Swine Flu, HIV/Aids and the Avian Flu were suspect – even as they tried to guilt the developed nations into spending billions more in aid and using the facilities of a corrupt United Nations to distribute money, goods and services.

Five, modernization scares the hell out of these progressives hence their preoccupation with population control through the promotion of abortion, birth control and even homosexuality. They refuse to acknowledge that innovation and technology will provide the answers when we need them. (If only dictators and others would not subvert the effort.)

The highest rates of growth will be concentrated in poverty-stricken countries with low education levels, especially those in Africa, where the population is expected to more than triple to 3.5 billion. Nigeria's population, for instance, would more than quadruple, to 730 million. In the Middle East, the population of Yemen is projected to more than quadruple by the end of the century; this in a country that has a limited water supply and already must import much of its food.”

In both Africa and Yemen, it appears when they are not playing anarchists and fomenting violence, they are breeding.

Excuse me …

Has anyone noticed that billions of dollars have been squandered or simply siphoned off by dictators with nary a peep from the United Nations and donor nations? And these places are perpetually at war with one another, or internally, and have devoted little or no attention to improving their own situation and that of their indigenous people.

Do these idiots actually know how big the Earth is and how populations of great density seem to thrive?

“The news led some population experts to call for improvements in agriculture to feed a world with so many hungry mouths. But that is, at best, a temporary patch. No matter how efficient we become at growing food, the Earth cannot provide for an infinitely increasing population.”

To assume that the Earth’s population is not somehow naturally self-limiting and will infinitely increase is both ludicrous and wrong. People who cannot feed their children will not reproduce. People who do not feel safe, tend to have lower reproduction numbers. Check out the Arab countries where women are not reproducing as one might expect or are fleeing their country to work elsewhere.

Betting your money on the big IF …

If the U.N.'s numbers hold true, the increased number of poor people will strain the world's environment and natural resources. It will also create far more demand for foreign aid from the developed world.”

And there it is: wealth re-distribution, the call for more money from the developed nations to be sent to the undeveloped nations where it can be stolen, misused or used to support armies of oppressors.

Woe is us -- and George Bush is to blame …

“When the figures are adjusted for inflation, worldwide family-planning aid to poor countries dropped by more than half from 1995 to 2007. The United States has long been the world's leader in this kind of assistance, but gave it shorter shrift during the George W. Bush administration, which launched a multibillion-dollar initiative on AIDS in Africa but flat-lined spending on birth control aid. In addition, the AIDS prevention campaign emphasized abstinence and marital fidelity, which were not particularly effective, rather than condom use.”

Obama to the rescue …

President Obama's budgets have called for increased spending on family planning overseas, but in the current budget battle, that funding was cut by 5% (even on the domestic front, the Republican Party has waged an attack on women's reproductive rights by attempting to withdraw funding for Planned Parenthood). Meanwhile, no other country has stepped in. As a result, at least a fourth of the women in Africa have no access to effective birth control methods.”

That evil, Republican Party – how dare they defund those abortion mills who, as a sideline, help pimps protect their underage ho’s?  And I was under the impression that it was the funding for the American Planned Parenthood which appears to have little or nothing to do with women in Africa who have no access to effective birth control methods. Unless Planned Parenthood is using the taxpayer’s money to run a foreign aid operation without telling the American people, I wonder what the Times is actually saying?

What happened to personal responsibility?

One of the most interesting characteristics of the progressives, socialists, Marxists and communists is that they strongly believe in a nanny state where people are too damn stupid to control their own lives. Where individualism must be subjugated to the “collective” for the common good.

“According to Robert Engelman, vice president of the Worldwatch Institute, more than one in five births results from an unwanted pregnancy. Without all the unintentional births, fertility would be below the replacement level, the rate needed to maintain the current population.”

Excuse me … on one hand they are demanding that we need birth control to control population growth – and then they say without the unintentional births, fertility would below the replacement level. Makes absolutely no sense; unless you want to cripple a nation by demographically bombing it out of existence.

In other words, it wouldn't take much to drastically change the end-of-century numbers. Bad crops, lack of water, epidemics — any or all of these could tip the balance back toward a population that levels off at 9 billion.”

“ But those are tragic scenarios. In contrast, more education for girls and wider access to safe, effective family planning would serve a dual purpose, moving the world population toward sustainable levels and helping to avert famine, illness and premature death.”

These people are mad as hatters with this gobbledygook nonsense. They do not know how to calculate a sustainable population number. And the United Nations certainly has proven themselves to be incompetent when it comes to averting famine, illness and premature death.

“This much is certain: Nations cannot indefinitely produce larger and larger generations to support older ones. Humans may have the reproductive ability to keep raising their numbers, but the planet on which they do it is finite.”

Bottom line …

Like global warming and other man-made crises, these people are bonkers – telling the sheeple that the end is coming and that they need to spend billions of dollars to save the planet. And, of course, keep these crazies in power by promoting catastrophic public policies which will be the ruination of of country and our freedoms.

Folks, we need to purge the progressives from our government lest we find people like Vladimir Putin as our president. We need to dump the progressive democrats in 2012 before we find ourselves in a pickle – a country that is as socialistic and union-dominated as France and run by oligarchs like Mexico, Russia and China.

These are the people who openly praise the reforms of people like Castro, Chavez and others. All the while closing their eyes to the evil these people bring into the world.

Wake up before it is too late.

-- steve

Reference Links …

Global population: Defusing the population bomb - latimes.com


“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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



GLOBAL WARMING AND POLITICAL DOUCHEBAGGERY: America's Climate Choices

Once again, the establishment is trying to foist global warming theories and the necessity of prompt political action on the public. This time with a report titled “America’s Climate Choices.” With one choice conspicuously absent: do nothing while cleaning house of corrupt politicians, institutions and scientists.

Sold as a scientific report?

Here is the way the left-biased New York Times characterized the report in their lead paragraph.

“The nation’s scientific establishment issued a stark warning to the American public on Thursday: Not only is global warming real, but the effects are already becoming serious and the need has become ‘pressing’ for a strong national policy to limit emissions of heat-trapping gases.”

The nation’s scientific establishment is not represented by the authors of this report and the statement overlooks a fundamental fact of science: science is not performed by consensus.

Even the left-biased New York Times points out that the report’s authors were not all scientists …

The report’s authors — an unusual combination of climate scientists, businessmen and politicians — said they were very aware that the political mood on climate change had changed significantly from when the committee was formed in 2009. Because the report was also about policy advice, the council named nonscientists, including Jim Geringer, a conservative Republican and a former governor of Wyoming.”

“Albert Carnesale, the chairman of the panel and a chancellor emeritus of the University of California, Los Angeles, said that he hoped the panel’s diversity and that many came to the job without ‘prior bias’ would help sell it even to skeptical policy makers.”

Academics tend to support incumbencies and say or do anything which will continue to promote the funding of their institutions. Carnesale is a nuclear engineer and has done little or nothing to suggest he is even qualified to moderate the debate on climate science. In fact, he is more about politics and public policy than he is science. In my opinion, another well-credential “name for hire” to lend some prestige and probity to the government’s attempt to push a socialist public policy based on nothing more than an unproven climate hypothesis and severely flawed computer models using highly-manipulated data.

Suggesting the falsity of the main point …

“The report, by the National Research Council, an arm of the National Academy of Sciences, did not endorse any specific legislative approach, but it did say that attaching some kind of price to emissions of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, would ideally be an essential component of any plan.”

One, carbon dioxide is not the main greenhouse gas, it is water vapor. Water vapor which appears to be a component of nature’s self-regulating feedback loop.

Two, studies show that the rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide lags the rise in global temperatures, so it cannot be a causal factor in global warming.

Three, it can be shown that the phenomena of rising carbon dioxide levels can be simply explained. The amount of carbon dioxide dissolved in the oceans and the amount of carbon dioxide found in the atmosphere is more or less in equilibrium. And that, according to Henry’s Law (at a constant temperature, the amount of a given gas that dissolves in a given type and volume of liquid is directly proportional to the partial pressure of that gas in equilibrium with that liquid), tends to suggest that the warming of the oceans is causing the outgassing of dissolved carbon dioxide to increase the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Four, that there are manifest beneficial effects of increased carbon dioxide levels and moderately increased temperatures as demonstrated by historical records.

Five, the Earth has been hotter and colder, with more carbon dioxide and less carbon dioxide – and this is before the industrial revolution.

Six, one would logically expect that as the Earth recovers from the “Little Ice Age” it would warm. And since global climate appears to be cyclical, that, at some as yet undetermined point in time, the Earth will again start to cool as the climate regresses around some unknown mean value.

Seven, there is only conjecture about the results of climate and this conjecture has been highly tainted by inadequate computer models, possibly erroneous assumptions, highly manipulated data and scientists with a definite conflict of interest.

Eight, there is no proof that we are not witnessing natures’ infinite variability and that we can actually measure any climate change above the “noise” of an inherent chaotic system. For projections to be given in tenths of a degree is ludicrous and is an artifact of computation.

Why carbon dioxide?

The communists, also known as progressives/socialists/Marxists, want to institute their form of totalitarian government based on the “scientific” premise that the Earth’s natural resources are finite and must be conserved for future generations and to “save the planet.” This gives rise to their fundamental tenets of population control, decreased industrialization, Soviet-style central planning and a ruling elite, by which birth, position, power and wealth, makes them better suited to tell the great “collective” how to live their lives.

Simply put, carbon dioxide is the mechanism that gives these evildoers control over our nations energy generation, distribution and consumption – thus giving them control over the nation’s entire economy, lifestyle and freedoms. Everything can be linked back to this specious argument: control over healthcare, food production and every other facet of life.

If you believe that this “environmental argument” cannot be used to deny your fundamental freedoms, try to purchase incandescent light bulbs, a fully-flushing toilet, a full-flow shower head – or travel great distances when the cost of fuel is skyrocketing. In their scenario, your wealth will be confiscated through higher energy prices and taxes and redistributed. 

The report’s opening paragraph makes this abundantly clear.

“Climate change is occurring, is very likely
caused primarily by the emission of greenhouse gases from human activities, and
poses significant risks for a range of human and natural systems. Emissions continue to increase, which will result in further change and greater risks. Responding to these risks is a crucial challenge facing the United States and the world today and for many decades to come.”

Do you want to peg your future and freedoms on “very likely?” Where all of the risks appear to be the result result of compromised computer modeling? And all for the purpose of controlling energy production, transmission and usage?

Bottom line …

It is my opinion that this is not a scientific report, it is a political public policy report authored by those whose self-interest is readily apparent. Another attempt by the communists to subvert American capitalism and push their toxic ideology.

There is little or no proof that man can significantly alter the planet’s environment on a global scale. Especially when some of the largest gross polluters (India, China, Russia, etc) refuse to cripple their economies with this nonsense and whose continuing pollution will negate any effort we even attempt to make.

Don’t get me wrong. I believe that we should be good stewards of God’s given bounty and do believe that we need to control air, water and land pollution to prevent catastrophic illnesses.

But I do not see giving corrupt politicians more power, an enlarged government and bureaucracy, paying higher taxes and energy prices – and losing a portion of my freedoms based on nothing more than a speculative scientific hypothesis which remains unproven. Even the computer models cannot account for what is happening in today’s current environment – so why should I believe that they are capable of foreseeing even one hundred years when the global climate scale is measured in thousands or hundreds of thousands of years?

This is political corruption and the greatest hoax perpetrated to-date. A confluence of self-interested parties attempting to pursue public policy for their own benefit – and to the damnation of America and her citizens.

-- steve

Reference Links …

Scientists Cite ‘Pressing’ Need to Limit Greenhouse Gases - America’s Climate Choices


“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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



Improper Incentives: Using taxpayer money to encourage political behaviors ...

The government’s intrusion into our daily lives goes far beyond the vision of America as expressed by the founding fathers. It appears that our corrupt government is not encouraging personal behaviors to follow government dictates by incentivizing individuals with our tax money.

There is little or no doubt that those who are behind mass transit are the unions and the special interests who have fed off transit systems for decades. Massive projects where hundreds of millions are wasted or simply go missing; where expensive consultants and lobbyists find a lucrative home and are paid to purchase influence.

So why should we embrace the government’s end game: socialistic, government restrictions on the personal freedom to travel when and where you want?

It should be noted that mass transit strengthens the coercive negotiating power of the unions with their omni-present threat to strike if they do not get higher wages, better benefits, cushy retirements and work rules which leads to less productivity per employee and more total employees needed to perform a job.

Essentially, you are conditioning your life to their dictates and schedules. And, in the very worst case, locking down entire neighborhoods and cities.

Mass transit should be a convenience, not a hindrance. But who can explain the fact that light rail lines do not go to the airports – preserving passengers and fairs for busses and taxis – without suggesting that routing is political, not practical?

So why are we surprised when we see Smartplanet asking …

“Would you accept $12,000 to move closer to public transit?”

“Now here’s a novel idea: if you want to encourage density in your metro area, bribe people.”

“Perhaps that’s too strong a word. But the ‘Live Near Your Work’ pilot program in Washington, D.C. aims to do just that by soliciting applications (.pdf) from people to receive grants of $12,000 — $6,000 from their employer, $6,000 from the city — to help with a down payment or closing costs to move closer to their place of employment or public transit.”

The program is problematical because people who have no intention of using mass transit can gain access to these funds by telling a little white lie. And there is no way such a program can be binding on an entire family.

Noble goal or increased socialization?

“The goal is noble: preserve and revitalize neighborhoods in the district through leverage, by tempting folks who use vehicles to commute to give them up. The idea is to reverse some of the auto-driven sprawl seen in some major metropolitan areas that are dense enough to support greater public transit use but, for reasons of history or development or transportation culture of the last 50 years, don’t.”

Perhaps they should mention that this gives the government and the unions greater control over a significant number of lives while reducing your personal freedoms. Not so noble when you consider it is your tax money that are driving (pun intended) these social programs which are technically not Constitutional and sap money from the need to repair or replace existing crumbling infrastructure or to improve the safety and security of all residents.

“For now, the pilot program is designed to award between 30 and 60 area workers the grants. But as a pilot program, it should be able to scale, and that’s where you run into problems, writes Lydia DePillis of the Washington City Paper:

“You can’t knock the intention here. But the method raises questions: Will $12,000 actually convince many people to move closer to their jobs? The map attached to the request for applications makes clear that the eligible areas cover most of D.C., and the grants are available to people at any income level—might this grant just throw free money at people who were planning to move somewhere else anyway? The program, which can help a maximum of 60 people at the minimum grant amount, is supposed to be a pilot, and pilots are supposed to be scalable—does D.C. propose to solve its commuter problem by paying everyone who’s willing to relocate near transit or within walking distance of work?”

This just doesn’t seem to be a very smart way to go about smart growth.”

You might ask yourself why the program doesn’t demand a citizenship check and restrict funds to legal residents of the city?

Bottom line …

The government has gone far past their Constitutional mandates to provide for the safety and security of all citizens and to establish and maintain a physical infrastructure that promotes a decent quality of life. There is little or no room for social engineering by the so-called “perfect people for a perfect planet” or the socialists who are trying to make America into Europe.

Do you want to pay your neighbors closing costs so they can move closer to their work – especially if the hard-earned money came from your pocket and is unavailable to benefit you or your family?

Sort of the question we face in California where our corrupt politicians are attempting to purchase democrat party longevity by dumping billions into social programs for illegal aliens – and which disadvantage the ordinary law-abiding, tax-paying citizens who are denied or received delayed emergency medical care.

It’s time to eliminate the corrupt politicians and their political schemes. Return to Constitutional conservatism before America becomes Europe – decaying socialist hotbed of corruption and trade-union domination.

-- steve 

Reference Links …

Would you accept $12,000 to move closer to public transit? | Smartplanet

OP Releases Request for Applications for a Live Near Your Work Pilot Program


“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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



IS THIS HOW SCHWARZENEGGER HID HIS AFFAIRS AND LOVE CHILD?

Just asking …

On August 21, 2008, I wrote a blog item that may reveal how Arnold Schwarzenegger may have actively suppressed any reports of his infidelities and affairs. In light of the disclosure that Schwarzenegger has admitted he fathered a love child, the blog post might be worth another read today.

From August 21, 2008 …

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the ex-Porn Star?

We have always known that Governor Schwarzenegger was not your typical politician. He is a narcissistic movie star with grand ambitions.

From the time he declared himself to be a post-partisan politician, code words for doing the bidding of the liberal democrats as a RINO (Republican In Name Only), to his present leadership failure in curtailing state spending and producing an on-time budget, we can see that he is all about adulation and the portrayal of the political hero.

Mostly achieved with Hollywood-style public relations and smoke and mirrors.

That is not to say that I did not originally believe that Schwarzenegger could do as credible a job at turning California around as Jesse Ventura did in Minnesota.

But I guess that is the difference between a real tough guy (Ventura was a Navy Frogman/SEAL) and those who merely play one while they mouth the words written by someone else. Even Stallone (who played John Rambo) would have probably made a better governor.

So I am not surprised when Paul Barresi, a former porn star turned private eye, claimed to have worked for Governor Schwarzenegger under the disgraced and convicted wire-tapper Anthony Pelicano. 

In an interview with FBLA (FishbowlLA), Barresi – obviously not adhering to the same “code of silence” that marked Pelicano’s trial – came clean about services performed for Governor Schwarzenegger.

FBLA: How long did you work for Anthony Pellicano.

BARRESI: Off and on for almost ten years.

FBLA: What did you do on Schwarzenegger?

BARRESI: Searched for the names and addresses of his detractors. Anyone who may want to harm him, should he run for office.

FBLA: This was obviously before he was Governor.

BARRESI: Yes.

FBLA: Did you make a list?

BARRESI: A mile long.

Then retreating behind the client privacy shield …

FBLA: And, Stallone?
BARRESI: I'm not at liberty to talk about that one.

Illustrating the power of the Internet …

FBLA: Did you share any of the same common beliefs or opinions? [with Pellicano]

BARRESI: Oh, yes, several.

FBLA: What's the first that comes to mind?

BARRESI: Well, we both loath cyber stalkers. You know who I’m talking about. Those malicious psychopaths who take pleasure in harming others. They harass and attack people with mean spirited blog postings. They hide behind various screen names, being the cowards that they are. It gives them a false sense of safety, hiding in the shadows, like a frightened rat.

and the length to which the powerful will go to silence it …

FBLA: Did you ever take action against any of them?

BARRESI: I remember one guy in particular. Tony and me had a long conversation about him. Tony said he deserved a good beating. But in the end, he was dealt with the legal way -- in the courts.

If anyone does not believe that Pellicano and Company engaged in threats of violence and other extra-legal means to silence people, the story of Pellicano can be found here.

Someone should ask the Governor what he did with those lists …

Perhaps the media should openly ask Governor Schwarzenegger about his relationship with Anthony Pellicano as it pertains to opposition research. And if he is still using his media-sources to manage the news? Or perhaps how he feels about network neutrality and the fairness doctrine.

What can YOU do?

Fellow bloggers: Continue blogging about the politics and your opinion. Should anyone approach you surreptitiously or with malevolent intent, don’t bother with the local police – go directly to the FBI and Department of Justice.

As for California voters, we have seen Schwarzenegger’s performance over the past years… unimpressive to say the least. He has turned continual fundraising into an art, surpassing even the prodigious efforts of his predecessor, Gray Davis, who was recalled over his tax policies. While we can appreciate his movies and persona, let’s hope that he is not given a major role if Obama is elected. Let him continue to lead a jet-set lifestyle and play the movie star – but keep him away from policy decisions involving energy or any other substantive issues.

Perhaps he would like a position as the Ambassador to the Netherlands – formerly occupied by Roland Arnall – the head of predatory lender Ameriquest?

-- steve

Quote of the day: “If there's anything unsettling to the stomach, it's watching actors on television talk about their personal lives.” -- Marlon Brando

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

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

Reference Links:

Investigator Barresi Opens Up On Hollywood - mediabistro.com: FishbowlLA


“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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



IF THE GOP HAD BALLS ... THEY WOULD NOTE THAT THE SEIU'S FELLOW TRAVELERS APPEAR TO BE COMMUNISTS

I am sorry, but it has to be said: the California GOP lacks the balls to fight the unions.

Perhaps because some GOP members joined with the democrats to enact the greatest modern tax increase in recent history – and appear to want to do the same thing to extend the expiring tax hikes.

As for the socialist/communist SEIU, perhaps they should be the focus of the issue. Do we want money flowing to any organization who supports communism? Or who tolerate communists in their midst.

Wonderful …

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The Sacramento Bee is reporting …

Union to launch ad blitz on budget in GOP districts

“The state's largest public employee union, Service Employees International Union California, will launch a ‘seven-figure’ ad campaign Friday targeting GOP members who could vote for a budget deal.”

This is the type of union intimidation tactics that scares legislators into voting for increased union benefits and shutting out their constituents from the bargaining table. 

“Coupled with ongoing protests and rallies organized by the California Teachers Association, the SEIU ad campaign marks an aggressive new approach by Democratic allies in the days leading up to Gov. Jerry Brown's budget revision Monday.”

“The ads will air on broadcast and cable television stations in the Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto market, as well as Fresno, Monterey, Santa Barbara and Palm Springs. SEIU also plans to air radio ads.”

The television ads can be viewed here.

The media spots play heavily on a public safety message, asserting that budget cuts will result in layoffs of police, firefighters and paramedics. SEIU is referring to potential cuts in local law enforcement grants, as well as a plan by Brown to eliminate redevelopment agencies to provide more money to cities for police and fire.”

Of course, the ads mention the firemen, policemen and others who are necessary – but fail to mention the thousands of superfluous cubicle workers and those who are gaming the poorly-audited “home healthcare” program.

And, of course, any politician who fails to fund the prime directive, “the safety and welfare of the public,” in favor of arts grants, non-essential social programs and illegal aliens should be removed from office for malfeasance.

Want to see coercion upfront and personal?

[SEIU California Executive Director David] Kieffer said the ad campaign also serves as a signal that SEIU will play in Republican districts next year when the state holds open primaries and has new legislative districts drawn by an independent commission. He said SEIU will support Republicans who vote for the budget and attack those who do not.”

Since the SEIU is heavily invested in the democrat party, this may only refer to some donations of campaign fundings. It is unlikely that the SEIU will support the republican candidate over a progressive democrat.

“SEIU California represents 700,000 workers, ranging from local government employees to In-Home Supportive Services caregivers.”

Perhaps the GOP should make a point of the leadership corruption found in SEIU California in the past few years.

Bottom Line …

Once again, we can witness a socialist/communist organization using their member’s money (often without specific permission) to force legislators to vote against their own constituents best interests.

California is in deep financial trouble. Paying public employees more for less work – and that of dubious quality -- will not revive our state.

-- steve

Reference Links …

Capitol Alert: Union to launch ad blitz on budget in GOP districts

Zombie » SEIU drops mask, goes full commie 

Unions and Communists March Side By Side at May Day Rally - Los Angeles, Ca 5/1/2011


“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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



MEMO TO THE GOP: IT IS NOT ABOUT BARACK OBAMA!

I have spent the last few days contemplating the future of America. After thinking hard and long, I have come to the conclusion that our present situation is a dire one, one that presents a clear and present danger to America and the freedom of its legal citizens.

The enemy …

We are in an existential threat against Communism – and whatever they decide to call it today. Socialism, Marxism, Progressivism – it is the same thing.

A ruling elite with near dictatorial powers acting to gain and/or maintain their power over the collective – the sheeple who are apparently too stupid to manage the planet, their nation and themselves. Ruled over by an enlightened elite who believes that they are somehow better than anyone else because of their birth, position, education or wealth.

The weapons of choice …

I can see it clearly now – the communists’ weapons of choice in an educated society, protected by its Constitution and an armed populace:

  • The use of words used as weapons.

Using racial epithets and slurs to label those who disagree with their toxic philosophy as racists, bigots and other words meant to shame, demean and shut off those who might be speaking against their cause. If you have ever wondered why minorities are so quick to label certain words as offensive is because it gives them power – a weapon which can be wielded against those who do not agree with their philosophy or cater to their whims.

  • The use of infiltration as weapons.

By having people who think like you in positions of greater and lesser power, it is much easier to implement actions which promote your ideology. People of greater power to espouse your doctrines and subtly shift the course of debate and people of lesser power to destroy, delay or deter actions which are contrary to the cause.

  • The use of the law as weapons.

What you do not like you can challenge in a court of law – essentially using the freedoms and laws of your enemy against them. Delaying, deterring defining existing actions to nullify their effect. Costing your enemy time, money and effort to fight against a filing which can literally cost only hundreds of dollars to file, but millions to defend.

This is a technique which has been mastered by the anti-nuke crowd and now used as the weapon of choice by the environmental movement which has been infiltrated by radical communists.

  • The use of simple people and useful idiots as weapons.

Using human nature to support your cause is a time-tested tactic. People who want desperately to find meaning in their lives, to socialize and mingle with other people, people who want to belong. All fodder for charismic leaders who know how to manipulate the crowd. With today’s celebrity culture, people want to be associated with the picture of health, wealth, success and beauty – never stopping to consider that some of these fundamentally unhappy celebrities are nothing more than well-trained ego-maniacs or rather shallow narcissists. They speak the lines written by others with conviction and sincerity. Convincing people they are the character they play.

One need only look at Arnold Schwarzenegger to see that he wants to be adored by the public, showered with privileges, perks and profits although he can’t really act – and when tested in a real-life situation as California’s governor, failed miserably. He wants to be with the in crowd – how else can he ignore common sense and impose an environmental penalty on his faltering, financially troubled state?

  • The use of community organizers as a weapon.

Look at the community organizers’ handbook – written by radical Saul Alinsky – the father of socialistic community organizing. For those wishing to see how to demonize, demoralize and marginalize one’s enemies, you may wish to read Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.

“According to Alinsky, the organizer — especially a paid organizer from outside — must first overcome suspicion and establish credibility. Next the organizer must begin the task of agitating: rubbing resentments, fanning hostilities, and searching out controversy. This is necessary to get people to participate. An organizer has to attack apathy and disturb the prevailing patterns of complacent community life where people have simply come to accept a situation. Alinsky would say, ‘The first step in community organization is community disorganization.’"

“Through a process combining hope and resentment, the organizer tries to create a ‘mass army’ that brings in as many recruits as possible from local organizations, churches, services groups, labor unions, corner gangs, and individuals.”

“According to Alinsky, the main job of the organizer is to bait an opponent into reacting.” <Source>

It’s not about Obama …

President Barack Hussein Obama is nothing more than a jumped-up foot-soldier in the battle. An empty suit with a telegenic façade and an ability to read a TelePrompTer with some measure of fluidity. Whether he is smart, articulate and knowledgeable about domestic and foreign affairs has not been proven to any degree of certitude. Those who he has chosen as his advisors are nothing more than party apparatchik who follow the party line.  

If the mainstream media had followed tradition of vetting our candidates, speaking truth to power, they would have noticed that Obama’s fellow travelers were an un-American group – a number of unrepentant domestic terrorists, an anti-America, anti-Semitic spiritual mentor and various old-time politically-connected thieves.  Some going along because of ideology, some because of enhanced personal power and some because of access to government funds. All pandering to the special interests in return for campaign financing, voter support and media attention.

It’s about progressives in both parties …

Republican John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins and others are progressives – aisle hopping to the democrat side of the aisle when matters of substance are to be discussed.

Look at what McCain wrought …

McCain-Feingold – campaign finance reform that destroyed the disclosure and accountability of the big players in political campaigns.

McCain-Kennedy – an attempt to provide immigration reform which conveyed amnesty to the illegal aliens who are destroying our infrastructure and finances in the hopes that they would give their newly-found votes to the party which sponsored their club membership.

McCain-Lieberman – an attempt to cripple the economy of the United States by promoting junk science and the faulty hypothesis of global warming.

And now his BFF (Best Friend Forever), Lindsey Graham is picking up where McCain left off on the immigration issue.

It’s about the Republican ruling elite …

Mostly Northeastern Liberal elites from Ivy League colleges or families of great wealth trying to compete with “We the People.” It is no wonder that the Tea Party Movement scares them; threatening to dilute their traditional power over the party and the ability to divide the political spoils from a looted treasury.

Wonder why the refuse to put forth a platform and ask others of like mind to join them? Wonder how political re-treads and minor political celebrities wind up as candidates for the nation’s highest office? Because they do not have a downside – even if they lose elections, some of their political people will bring home the bacon. So they get 45% instead of 55% – it appears that they are willing to settle.

Bottom line …

It is really up to you. To throw out those who are progressive, corrupt and or complacent.

Look at what I wrote and see if you can prove me wrong. Feel free to comment. Want to do a guest blog entry?

Think about what I have said. We are not fighting Obama, our warriors are not people like Trump, Gingrich, Huckabee and Romney. We are the warriors and we must use our words to defeat this insidious enemy: Communism. Or we can kiss our “collective” asses goodbye.

-- 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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS