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Religion Opinion / Re: Human Body Did Not Evolve!
« on: February 15, 2012, 02:28:57 AM »
"But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain." Titus 3:9 KJV
New International Version (NIV): 9 But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless.

Fish et al: Two pages of silly discussions about things that don't matter! Youse guys need to get a life! Go help somebody clean up their yard. Read to a child. Visit people in a nursing home. Clean up a street. Read a book. (Try the Good One!) Your arguments don't solve a single problem or make life better for another person. They are truly "foolish controversies" and "unprofitable and useless." A pox on you all!

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National Political Opinion / Re: Bailing out the USA
« on: July 26, 2011, 08:12:11 PM »
Well I got my annswer yesterday. I was wondering if for 1 year if everyone just donated their tax refund how much impact that would have on the debt or possiby wipe it out.LOL Boy was I way off. It would take every taxpayer to donate $130,000 to just get level.
I believe the actual figure is $130,000 for every man, woman and child in the US of A.

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National News / Re: Illegal Mayors Against Guns
« on: June 29, 2011, 04:58:42 PM »
"Never let a crisis (real or emagined) go to waste." -- Raum Immanuel

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Incredible!

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State News / Re: GateHouse offices "leveled" by Joplin tornado
« on: May 24, 2011, 07:04:13 PM »
Your heart is always in the right place, Darrell! God bless you!
 

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May 20th I plan on getting drunk....just in case
Been there, done that. I agree with Igahmah. Get ready, stay ready.

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ROLLA, Mo. -- Missouri S&T University went on a lockdown just before 9 a.m. Thursday after a report that a man with a gun was on campus in McNutt Hall, a building in the mining department.  A text alert was sent out and a message was posted on S&T's website.
Law enforcement officers later said no shots were fired on campus but some shots were fired near campus.  One shot hit a sheriff's deputy's car.
Law enforcement officers chased the man to Rolla from Fort Leonard Wood.  The Rolla police chief says the man crashed a stolen vehicle in Rolla, walked through a university classroom building with a rifle, broke into a home near campus, and then stole a car from the person in that home.  Just before noon, the chief said they think the man is still in Rolla.
                         The chief said, at one point, he had the man in his sights and could have shot at him, but the man was near a school and the chief thought there was a risk that a student could have been hit if he'd fired.
Late morning, law enforcement officers confirmed they are looking for Cody Willcoxson, 31, who has served time in prison in Oklahoma.  He's 5-foot-10, 180 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.  He's reported to have tattoos, including symbols from an Indian tribe, skulls, an iron cross, and faces.  He's reported to have a 12-inch scar on his stomach.  In some instances, he's spelled his last name Wilcoxson.
Online records show Willcoxson has convictions for assisting the escape of a prisoner, two counts of escape from a county jail, two counts of second-degree burglary, and another count of escape.  The records show his concurrent prison sentences started on Dec. 15, 2004, and ended on May 27, 2008.
Jeff Maddy, a spokesman for Fort Leonard Wood, says Willcoxson tried to enter the post on Thursday morning.  Guards requested his identification and tried to deny him access to the post after discovering he is an ex-con.  They say he ignored their commands and drove into Fort Leonard Wood.  Maddy says a chase by Military Police officers ensued and Willcoxson left the post by another gate and fled to Rolla.
Pulaski County Sheriff J.B. King said St. Robert police helped chase the man to Rolla.  He said his deputies were behind St. Robert police, and the sheriff was behind his deputies during the chase.  King said at 11:50 a.m. that there was no indication Willcoxson had doubled back toward St. Robert and Waynesville.  He said all his deputies were back in his county.
At 9:10 a.m., the university posted that the man had left campus, but advised those on campus to continue to secure buildings and stay indoors.  The message advised people not already on campus to avoid campus.
A Missouri S&T representative says law enforcement officers believe the man is no longer armed, because they found an AK47 rifle under a brown pickup on campus.  The university says finals are still going on and students on campus are being told to stay inside buildings.  Students and staff not on campus are being told to stay away.
Police have shut down exits 185 and 186 in Rolla because of police activity.  The Missouri Department of Transportation estimates the closure would last until early afternoon.
News release, 10:35 a.m.:
ROLLA, Mo. – The campus of Missouri University of Science and Technology remains in lockdown mode after a man who fired shots near campus entered a Missouri S&T building around 8:45 a.m. CDT today.
No shots were fired on campus and no injuries to any campus personnel (students, faculty or staff) were reported.
As of 10:15 a.m. CDT today, the suspect, a white male, is still at large and was last seen near White Columns Drive, a residential area northwest of campus across Interstate 44.
The suspect was last seen wearing a blue-and-white t-shirt and may be bleeding from one hand.
Missouri S&T issued a lockdown alert at around 8:40 a.m. today after the suspect had entered McNutt Hall, which houses classrooms, offices and laboratories. The suspect soon exited the building and traveled on foot north of campus.
Police recovered a firearm near McNutt Hall.
All university students, faculty and staff are to remain in their buildings until Missouri S&T Police issue an all-clear. Individuals off-campus are asked to remain away from campus until the all-clear has been issued.

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Local News / Re: Buffalo Wild Wings Coming To St. Robert
« on: April 21, 2011, 04:19:29 PM »
When I was preparing to retire from the Army, I had looked into opening up my own place, I was going to call it "Just Wingin it" and make it a wings sports bar type place. Then as i thought about it, and realized i would have to serve drunk people and work weekends, I opted out for a governemnt job
Probably a smart move ....

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... One thing i dont get is living with no electric the place dont even have a stove and refrigerater! YEP THATS SOMETHING ELSE WE ARE GONNA HAVE TO SPEND MONEY ON THAT WE DONT HAVE! EVEN WASHER AND DRYER!
If you need a propane stove I have one that works. For free. It needs cleaning. Will deliver. email me at dlaban148@yahoo.com.

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Local News / Re: Linda Campbell
« on: April 15, 2011, 07:54:33 PM »
Linda was a great help to me during my two years as the Daily Guide editor. I learned to love her and respect her for her knowledge, her memory, her wit and humor, and her willingness to help at any time. I just regret not taking more trout over to her and Ray! May she rest in peace, and may her memory and good deeds live long into the future. My prayers go out to Ray and the rest of the family.

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National Political Opinion / Remember -- and vote accordingly
« on: October 28, 2010, 05:00:27 PM »
  Something to think about between now and Tuesday ...
 
The Republican Final Message
By Monica Crowley (bio)
       
We are less than a week away from the midterm elections. We are hearing about the typical Left-wing fraudulent hijinks: rigged voting machines, union thugs assigned to “monitor” the machines, free food and union “gift cards” given to folks who vote for the Democrat candidate. Democrats have been pulling these kinds of frauds since at least 1960, when the Kennedys stole the presidential election from Richard Nixon.
 
To overcome their criminal activity (which the Obama Justice Department will dismiss out of hand), we need to stay focused and vigilant. In addition to the fraud, they are trying to clutter the airwaves with all kinds of mangled and baseless accusations and weird, extraneous stuff.
 
This is why the final Republican message needs to be short and sweet and needs to cut through it all.

In ALL fifty states, the following message needs to be repeated incessantly: When it counted, all Democrats were Obama Democrats.When it counted, no Democrat stood up to the president and his agenda.

When it counted, the Democrats rallied enough votes for passage of the Obama agenda.

When it counted, no Democrat spoke out against the smearing and slandering of the citizens of this country. Their silence was deafening and telling.

When it counted, there were no “moderates” or “blue dogs.” They were all progressives.
 
Actions and records speak louder than words and empty promises for the future.

Obama is not through with his progressive agenda. He has only just begun. This is why we need to stop this murderer of the Constitution in his tracks, before he can kill again.
 
Remember, WHEN IT COUNTS, DEMOCRATS CANNOT BE COUNTED ON. THEY CHOOSE OBAMA OVER AMERICA.
 
Remember in November.

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Hey, that's a great idea.  I can quit my job now.
No you can't -- you're not 65 yet!

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I just heard on the Scanner / Re: Motorcycle Wreck
« on: July 12, 2010, 04:09:36 PM »
A motorcycle also went down on Sunday around 12:30 on Eastlawn, just east of Missouri Ave. SR police had Eastlawn blocked at the intersection. Haven't heard if deaths or injuries were involved.

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Religion Opinion / Re: Maynard's "Joys of Muslim Women" thread
« on: July 12, 2010, 04:00:05 PM »
Nonie Darwish, quoted by Maynard at the start of the original thread, has denied her authorship of the piece.  http://frontpagemag.com/2010/07/12/terrorizing-muslim-women/   But she goes on to write convincingly and authoritatively about the subject covered by the article. Read it for a good education on Islam's treatment of women as slaves.
 
P.S. What happened to the original thread?

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.... I will continue to monitor the situation, examine the facts, and react only to credible threats to our constitutional rights. if you think I will stand quietly by as my country is taken over by ANY religion, after fighting and witnessing first hand the result of a theocratic state, you greatly understimate my willingness to protect the constitution I love so dearly. you old boys thought communism was scary back in the day?  theocracy is the scariest thing I have ever seen in my life..
I wholeheartedly agree with your highlighted statement above, FT, and I assure you I have no desire to "make you like I am," but I welcome your stand on the Constitution and against theocracy.
BTW, how old do you think this "old boy" is?
Nice talking to you!

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Religion Opinion / Re: Joys of Muslim Women
« on: July 09, 2010, 05:18:21 PM »
You said "show me." I provided a couple of web sites, which you obviously did not take the time to look at. I have never denied your value and worth as a human being, FT, but that doesn't mean all your thoughts and opinions are correct or have worth. I value you enough as a human being to read your "arguments" and reply to them, but that doesn't mean I consider them true or valuable to me.
G-d bless you!

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Freethinker: I stand by my comments. You can hide your head in the sand if you wish, but you'll have sand in your ears when they lop off your head...

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Religion Opinion / Re: Joys of Muslim Women
« on: July 09, 2010, 03:57:12 PM »
Another, more-immediate start to learning more about Islam, for Freethunker and others who believe the Constitution and our government will save us from Islam: http://frontpagemag.com/2010/07/09/symposium-the-fear-that-wilders-is-right/
 
Geert Wilders, for those not familiar with the name, is the Dutch politician being tried in the Netherlands for producing a film ("Fitna") which illustrates the dangers posed by Islam by juxtaposing quotes from Islamic scriptures with footage of jihadis in action. Wilders is charged with defaming muslims and Islam, but all he does is quote Islamic authorities and illustrate the quotes with Islamic jihad events.
 
Another story, about muslims building their armies in the U.S.:
 
"It seems almost unthinkable, but Islamist groups are, as we speak, hard at work creating Muslim states-within-states in the U.S. Indeed, this process has been unfolding for a long time across the Western world, through the creation of isolated Muslim enclaves in both rural and urban areas, as well as through the designation of “no-go zones” where governments admit to having little authority over Muslims living there, essentially leaving them to function as autonomous regions."  For more, see http://frontpagemag.com/2010/07/09/munslim-enclaves-u-s-a/

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Religion Opinion / Re: Joys of Muslim Women
« on: July 09, 2010, 03:03:16 PM »
Show me evidence of judeo-christian practices and beliefs being "vastly restricted".

Show me evidence of sharia law being shown special consideration or being implemented in this country, especially Dearborn, MI.

Which christian values are being outlawed and replaced with muslim values?


You are crying wolf. We have evolved as a nation. It has taken decades to partially rid ourselves of the christian "values" that have proven to be the enemy of individual rights and equality. To think that we will do so just to turn around and hand that same power to a muslim minority is preposterous. Free Thought, Rationalism, and our Constitution will be what prevents sharia law from coming to America. Christianity will lose just as much as the muslim faith does when the legal dust has settled.

This is not a holy war. This is a battle between the natural world we know today and the myths and legends from the Dark Ages.

"Show me, show me, show me ...."
 
Why don't you get off your duff and do a little original research on the subject? Or is that too difficult? Maybe you'd be happier sitting at your computer spouting off worthless opinions ...
 
Get a good translation of the Koran and read it. Read what it says about Islam and how Muslims are directed to behave toward non-muslims and especially Jews and Christians.  This IS a holy war! I have been studying Islam and Jihad intensely for the last four years, and current Islamic religious authorities across the Middle East and Southwest Asia are calling it a holy war too -- as they have for the last 1300+ years. Read Robert Spencer's recent book, "The Complete Infidels' Guide to the Koran."
 
I have no heartburn with your atheism, but atheism is no defense against Islam; nor is it an excuse for ignorance.
 
Our nation was built on Judeo-Christian principles. The Israeli-Judeo religion is the source of the idea that each person, each individual has worth, has value. Prior to that idea's promulgation, rulers treated people as slaves, totally subservient to the state or to the ruling powers -- as totalitarian governments continue to do today. Judeo-Christian principles are the basis of democracy, of individual rights, of freedom of choice, freedom of speech, freedom of association, freedom to be an atheist or a Christian. To abandon Judeo-Christian principles is to abandon the foundations and standards our nation was built upon, and that would be total folly. Toss the Judeo-Christian principles away, and how would you counter the socialist/communist dogma that people must serve the state instead of vice-versa? No, socialists/communists wouldn't mind you being an atheist; atheists have no belief in overriding spiritual principles to guide them into a higher way, one that gives each person rights, value and worth that cannot be denied or overridden by human agencies. Athests cannot appeal to the rule of law because, if laws are all man-made, they can be unmade and changed at the whim of any human ruling power Atheists have no recourse to arguements of higher principles or rights.
 
Jews and Christians can and do have that recourse and those of us who value it, who value our G-d, can defend ourselves with those beliefs and faith in the higher, spiritual laws given to us by our higher power. Those spiritual laws undergird our nation's foundational documents and provide the legal foundation of the rule of law that overrides the rule of mere men. Christian values never "get in the way" of individual rights and equality; they form their very foundation.

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National Political Opinion / Re: Obama's government by extortion
« on: July 09, 2010, 02:25:21 PM »
In no way am I trying to say that MO has problems like AZ...not even close.  I simply posted the article that Nita wrote to show that other states are worried and working on the issue also.  Some with laws not that far from AZ's law, but they are on the front cover, yes because of the huge problem they have, but I will also argue timing is a part of it also.  Something is happening in November and some (yea, on both sides) look at it as an issue to "rally the troops".

JMO,
Dave

    Yes, David, the timing is right for Obama and Co. to generate a crisis to improve Dems chances for reelection in November. The Obama administration's unofficial motto is "Never let a crisis go to waste," and the situation in AZ is a prime example. Obama and Co. are using it as leverage to buy the Hispanic vote for the upcoming election. The medical and other costs of illegal immigrants don't matter to Obama; neither does he really care about the hardships borne by the citizens of AZ or any other state. What matters to him is gaining and sustaining power for himself and other progressives over the rest of us. He cares about illegals and non-black minorities only as much as they can generate support for him and fellow Democrat progressives in future elections.
    That said, Obama's plan will work just as he has planned it -- unless the Republicans and other conservatives (Constitution Party, Tea Party, American Independence Party, Libertarians, etc.) can find ways to reach out and educate America's minorities on the advantages of limiting illegal immigration, stopping the illegal hiring of il-immigrants, and upholding the Constitution. We also have to show them: 1. That we genuinely care for them and their future as fellow American citizens; 2. How the criminal acts and misdeeds of illegal immigrants can damage the reputations and livelihoods of legal immigrants and native-born Americans of Hispanic heritage; 3. How tight borders and tight controls on immigration benefit them as well as the rest of us; 4. That a strong, vibrant America demands ample jobs for American citizens first; 5. That abandoning the rule of law for "expedient" reasons will lead to finding more and more "expedient" circumstances for abandoning or not enforcing laws, leading in time to anarchy or totalitarianism, neither of which would be fun to live under.
    Time is short. We've got a lot of work to do ...

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The problem is that the Republican Party absolutely **MUST** do something to reach Hispanics or we have a major, major problem not that many years down the road. The Democrats may lose on President Obama's immigration case when it finally gets before the Supreme Court, but it won't make much difference if we do not convince the sons and daughters of Hispanic immigrants -- legal or not, the kids **ARE** American citizens if born on American soil -- that a welfare culture will make America look like the Mexican and Latin American countries they worked so hard to get away from.

Almost forgotten is the fact that many American "Hispanics" were living here before our forfathers set foot on this land now called the United States of America. I know -- and am related to -- several "Hispanics" in New Mexico whose families have lived in that area since the 1500s!

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Religion Opinion / Re: Joys of Muslim Women
« on: July 08, 2010, 07:05:08 PM »
Thanks for posting Noni's words, Maynard. She's a great lady, in every sense of the word, and a very brave one. By converting to Christianity, she has placed herself under a sentence of death in any Islamic country she travels to, since Islam does not allow conversions to any other religion. Period. She is well-known in conservative circles for her brave witness and her willingness to tell the real story of how Islam sees and treats women as virtual slaves. Read her book for a real eye-opener!

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For more on life under Islam, see Maynard's post on "The Joys of Muslim women."

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... the major differences between todays christians and muslims are the result of history. modern christians have been forced to adapt to the age of enlightment and the concept of freedom. intelligent thought and reason have forced out many of the outdated beliefs and concepts that were the early christian church, and will continue to do so in a free society.
 
Wrong, freethunker! The Christian Church and Christian principles are the origination and foundation of our modern society -- including enlightenment and personal freedom. The American way of life is a direct result of our judeo-christian heritage as it has come down to us through 20 centuries of inspiration and practice. Yes, a few wrong-thinkers have made messes along the way, but overall, Christianity and Judaism are still the greatest inspirations for peace and love between men and nations in this century.

islam, on the other hand, have been ruled under theistic laws for thousands of years, and their people have no real concept of freedom. one could correctly predict that an islamic nation with free speech and inquiry would eventually begin to have laws similar to those in other democratic countries. seeing as our country was founded as such, and our constitution forbids the adoption of sharia or any religious laws, the chances of that happening are slim to none without a violent overthrow of the entire government and its documents. any town or state in America that find themselves being pressured in to obeying or even tolerating such a situation must blame themselves for allowing it to get to that point in the first place.
 
Mostly right but partly wrong: Islam has existed for only 1380 years or so, not "thousands of years." And one cannot presume that, given the freedoms of conscience and inquiry, they would change and become more like us in the American-European tradition. If that were true, why aren't Muslim immigrants in Europe and the U.S. changing in that way? Answer: Because their religion forbids it! Islam means "submission." Muslims are to submit totally to the Koran and Sura (biographical treatises on Mohammed); to question either is to be a non-practicing muslim and risk death by other "good" muslims.
As for the impossibility of sharia law being adopted in the U.S., it is already being instituted in Islamic communities throughout the nation, including the development of "sharia finance" institutions within major American financial institutions. It is being advocated and adopted in many U.S. higher educational institutions throughout the U.S., where special accommodations for Muslims (foot baths, separate facilities for women, etc.) are in force. Also, are you aware that the ObamaCare plan specifically exempts muslims from having to buy the mandatory health insurance or pay the alternative taxes because neither insurance nor taxes are sharia-compliant?

regardless of who holds the majority or the power in however big or small an area, our constitution provides you with all of the weapons you require to defend yourself from laws founded on religious ideology. so sit back, ignore them, smile at their silly little goals, and be confidant in the fact that it simply can not happen by democratic means in this country.
 
Go ahead: Sit back and ignore them until the Muslims insinuate themselves into total power over the U.S. and they come to you with three choices: Join them; agree to become a second-class citizen and pay exhorbitant taxes to support the Muslims in power; or die.

--*okay, well maybe not "ignore them", but either way it's something we shouldn't seriously be worried about. we definately don't need idiot senators from Colorado trying to gets laws passed that make it illegal for devout muslims to immigrate into our country.not only is such an act unconstitutional, it gives the world the impression that such events could actually happen here.
 
Yes, we should be seriously worried about the encroachment of Sharia Law in our nation. Islam is not merely a religion, equal to any other; it is a total dogma, governing every facet of every citizens' life, from birth to death, with no room for dissension (the penalty is death, remember?). Its adherents demand that it be the dominant religion and way of life for all peoples. It's a dogma that treats women as property, with no personal life outside the family, a dogma that mandates death to homosexuals, a dogma that allows no other religions or freedom of thought. No, they don't dominate in the U.S. yet, but that is their goal, and they don't care if it takes another 1600 years to attain it.
For more information, see "Stealth Jihad" by Robert Spencer. Email me if you'd like to read a copy.

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National Political Opinion / Obama's government by extortion
« on: July 08, 2010, 05:52:49 PM »
Extortionist Government 
By Arnold Ahlert
http://www.JewishWorldReview.com
 
I used to think extortion was a crime. Now I realize it's government policy.
 
Nowhere is this more evident than the Obama administration's take on two issues that are dominating the news: the ongoing oil leak, and the lawsuit against Arizona's immigration law. There is absolutely no question both issues could be handled quite differently--were it not for the fact that both issues are related to far larger agendas than those which immediately present themselves.
 
And in both cases, the Obama administration has made it crystal clear that they will hold the country hostage to those agendas, unless Americans "come around" to the administration's point of view.  Spare me the idea that government has done, is doing, or will do all it can regarding the oil leak. The reports of inefficiency, ineptitude, bureaucratic foot-dragging, and radical environmental stupidity are now so numerous that it is no longer possible to consider them unrelated. The big red flags here are the president's adamant refusal to suspend the Jones Act, and his refusal to eliminate the massive amounts of bureaucratic red tape hindering the clean-up effort. Both would literally take minutes to implement, since they require nothing more than executive orders to do so. So why won't Mr. Obama do so?  Because this president is more than willing to have America endure a far greater ecological disaster than is necessary as a springboard for invigorating cap-and-trade legislation in Congress. 
 
Cynical? Again, there's another tip-off that speaks volumes: as the result of one accident, the administration has sought to suspend deep-water oil drilling in its entirety. That would cost America another twenty to thirty thousand jobs, and makes as much sense as completely suspending air travel as the result of a single plane crash.  Add this tactic to the above mish-mash and it become impossible to believe anything other than my original premise: we have a president willing to take an extortionist approach to governance as a means of implementing his agenda.  As bad as this approach is with regard to the oil leak, it is despicable with regard to the federal lawsuit against Arizona's immigration policy. That saga can be reduced to a simple idea: the federal government refuses to enforce its own immigration laws--but won't let anyone else enforce them without being subjected to litigation. This is something like a homeowner being sued for putting out a fire at his house, despite the fact that the local fire department refuses to do it.  Yes, it is that absurd.  Once again, a big red flag reveals this administration's true intentions: why hasn't a lawsuit been filed against any number of "sanctuary cities" whose violation of federal immigration statues is beyond dispute? In what universe is aiding and abetting illegal immigrants more acceptable than trying to prevent them from running roughshod in numerous communities across the country? 
 
And does anyone seriously believe that the federal government is incapable of sealing the border? America could stop illegal immigration dead in its tracks at any time. It isn't even debatable. Put two hundred thousand troops on our two thousand mile-long southern border and that's a hundred soldiers defending every mile. Think that would solve the problem?  You betcha.
 
But if the administration did that, it couldn't hold Americans hostage to "comprehensive immigration reform." It wouldn't be able to repeat the scam embodied in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, which was one hundred percent "reform" and virtually zero "control." Who, besides the open-borders crowd, honestly believes that the enforcement component of any reform bill would be taken more seriously now than it has been all along? 
 
So what do you call an administration that sues a state for trying to protect itself from an illegal onslaught, even as it refuses to enforce the laws already on the book--even as it demands comprehensive reform in exchange for policing the border?  Extortionists. 
 
In all my years, I don't think I've ever seen Americans more frustrated, afraid and disgusted than they are right now. We are witnessing the full flower of a political ideology whose adherents consider so important, that any means necessary to implement it becomes perfectly acceptable.  What is the phrase, "never let a crisis go to waste" other than extortion by another name? 
 
Don't tell me that an oil leak which began fifty miles offshore could threaten the entire Gulf coast and possibly the Eastern Seaboard, without a coordinated effort to expand the scope of this tragedy. It is simply no longer believable that mere incompetence is the culprit here.  Nor is it remotely believable that illegal immigration is beyond our control, and that it is "impossible" to seal our borders.
 
Only an ideologically-contaminated administration would be actively working to undermine the interests of its own citizens in that regard. The Obama administration is telling the citizens of Arizona they don't give a damn that their state is being over-run by illegal aliens--and with this lawsuit, they're telling Arizonans they're not allowed to give a damn, either. 
 
When did government of, by, and for the people become government against the people?  When the progressive movement felt secure enough to drop its facade and reveal its true face to the American people.  It's an ugly face. It is the face of an ideological movement whose core is a complete disdain for our traditions, customs, culture--and Constitution. It is the face of those for whom the average American is an unpolished rube "clinging to guns and religion" and incapable of running his own life. It is a movement which uses political correctness as a sledgehammer to stifle dissent, even as its adherents laughingly profess tolerance. It is a movement which will accept nothing less than total control of every aspect of American life into which it can insinuate itself--even as it divides us by race, gender, and class in order to do so.  It is embodied in an Obama administration which threatens to allow the Environmental Protection Agency to bypass the legislative process if Congress refuses to pass cap-and-trade, and uses a Justice Department to force Arizona into allowing illegal immigrants to ruin that state if that same Congress doesn't pass comprehensive immigration reform. 
 
And note the common thread here: the use of the courts to enforce the progressive agenda. It doesn't matter that a moratorium on drilling would destroy certain segments of the Gulf coast economy, or that Arizona is the primary gateway for the illegal entry the federal government refuses to prevent. It doesn't matter that if either issue were put to a popular vote, a majority of Americans would vote to keep oil flowing and illegals out of the country. Progressives know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the overwhelming majority of their agenda is completely unacceptable to an overwhelming majority of Americans. 
 
So they turn to the courts--but even then, only if those courts reach the "proper" conclusion. When U.S. Justice Martin Feldman overturned the administration's moratorium on deep-water drilling, and refused to stay his ruling pending an appeal by the federal government, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced he would attempt re-impose the moratorium anyway. 
 
That is thuggery, plain and simple. 
 
Unfortunately, thuggery is entirely in keeping with the Obama administration's "Chicago-style" approach to governance. It remains to be seen if there is an ultimate "enough is enough" moment where the entire progressive house of cards comes crashing down on itself.  I have to believe we're close. I have to believe near-ten percent unemployment with no relief in sight, the unconscionable escalation of our national debt, the government take-over of major industries, and the continuing defiance of the American majority on a host of important issues is unsustainable.
 
Unlike my progressive brethren, I believe in the innate wisdom of the American people. It is a wisdom that tolerates many things in the effort to make this a better nation. 
Thankfully, extortion isn't one of them.
 

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The war against Islamic hegemony is ongoing. The effort to construct this mosque is just one small battle, but a very important one. Signing the petition is just the beginning of our efforts to keep the mosque from being built. You are either with us or in our way.

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I have just read and signed the online petition:  "An Appeal to Imam Rauf and Daisy Khan to Withdraw Ground Zero Mosque" hosted on the web by PetitionOnline.com, the free online petition service, at:

   http://www.PetitionOnline.com/SIOAplea/

I personally agree with what this petition says, and I think you might
agree, too.  If you can spare a moment, please take a look, and consider
signing yourself.
God bless you!
ex-ed
 
http://www.PetitionOnline.com/SIOAplea/

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National Political Opinion / Ship of fools ....
« on: June 21, 2010, 02:29:55 PM »


Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way you can understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic. Someone over there has it figured out. We have a lot of work to do.

"The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a puppet. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president."
www.resonoelusono.com/Infamy.htm

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Memorial Day weekend's coming. We who've spent much time around the military know how seriously service members take their oath of enlistment to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States." They are serious about what they do and why they do it.
It pains me how lightly the current administration seems to take our service and military heritage. Obama and crew, by their words and actions, too easily give it away in the name of "equality" and "social justice." Guaranteeing equality of opportunity is admirable. Guaranteeing equality of results in the name of "social justice" is inimical to everything the USA stands for and everything we have fought for and guarded. It is a slap in the face of all who have applied themselves, worked hard, and built a prosperous, successful life for themselves and their families. It is especially insulting to those of us who have given most of our adult lives in service to our nation and its heritage of freedom and "liberty for all."
Take time this Memorial Day to remember our proud heritage and renew your dedication to keep America operating under the rule of law -- the U.S. Constitution -- and save it from those who would squander our way of life, our freedom to choose, and our prosperity and that of our children and grandchildren.

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Local News / Restaurant inspections
« on: May 26, 2010, 09:39:01 PM »
Why does post ( the federal govt) think they have or even want the right to go along with state inspectors? We should be worried about this more than if a restaurant has roaches.

I would think that the feds would accept the word of the Pulaski County Health Department instead of insisting on personal participation in the state inspections. Oh, but maybe I'm thinking of the way things were BO (Before Obama).  Is Big Brother rearing his ugly head?

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