Archive for April 15th, 2009

Today is Tea Party Day, Please Plan to Attend One in Your Area

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Message to the Federal Government – Don’t Tread on Me (Click Here to Learn More)

Don’t Forget About the “Tea Party” Protest Today (April 15th). If you can possibly attend one, please do so. I’m still interested in photos if you can take some for me. Please contact me if you want to send them to me. I’d love to post your photos so everyone can see the events.

Visit the site below for details on Tea Parties in your area.

The Tax Day Tea Party is a national collaborative grassroots effort to protest the bankrupt liberal agenda of the White House Administration and Congress. Specifically, the flawed “Stimulus Bill” and pork filled budget.
Slated for April 15th, Tax Day, in cities all across the nation, the Tax Day Tea Party will bring thousands of like valued people together to show our displeasure of our out of control federal government. See their website for locations. Check back often as this list is always changing.

Silent No More - Tax Day Tea Party

The Nationwide Tax Day Tea Party.

Obama Demands “Green” from People, Flies Pizza Chef 860 Miles for Pres Pizza Party

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

More hypocrisy from the Emperor.

“Know your place, serf. I am the Most Awesome, Most Important Person in America. Bow to the will of your Emperor, serf. Know your place. You must be “Green” and do without many things for the sake of me. I am more important than all of you put together and will have only the best of everything. You are nothing to me. Now bow and grin and sing praises to me, or else!!”1

When you’re the president of the United States, only the best pizza will do – even if that means flying a chef 860 miles.

Chris Sommers, 33, jetted into Washington from St Louis, Missouri, on Thursday with a suitcase of dough, cheese and pans to to prepare food for the Obamas and their staff.

He had apparently been handpicked after the President had tasted his pizzas on the campaign trail last autumn.

‘It’s surreal, it’s a huge honour,’ said Mr Sommers, who owns Pi restaurant in St Louis.

‘It will be a casual lunch and hopefully we’ll have a chance to say hello to the president.’

Mr Somers was accompanied by this business parnter Ryan Mangilardo who will help prepare the dinner for 140 this evening.

It will feature his signature dishes – ten deep dish and ten thin crust creations.

He is also planning a pizza especially for the president – the Hyde Park topped with chicken and hot sauce.

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1 “or else” may include the following: headache, fever, chills, targeted taxation, labeled as a domestic “terrorist” and/or internment in one of the Emperor’s “reeducation” facilities (“Emperor Obama, The One” one hour video documentary shown hourly for the duration of your sentence). If “conservative” symptoms persist, discontinue use of civil freedoms and locate the nearest Home Land Security operative or Obama Youth Brigade (aka “Brown Shirt”) member for further indoctrination.

“Whatever Happened to States’ Rights?” by Ben Shapiro

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

On Tuesday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry issued a statement in support of a state resolution supporting states’ rights under the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. “I believe that our federal government has become oppressive in its size, its intrusion into the lives of our citizens, and its interference with the affairs of our state,” Perry stated. “I believe that returning to the letter and spirit of the U.S. Constitution and its essential 10th Amendment will free our state from undue regulations, and ultimately strengthen our union.”

Perry’s statement is a clarion call for more local sovereignty, for less command-and-control from above. But is it too late for states to regain their status in the great struggle for policymaking power implemented by the Constitution?

The US Constitution contemplates constant friction between the states and the federal government. The states had to ratify the creation of the federal government, so it is no wonder that they chose to restrict the power of the federal government and to maintain their own. In 1798, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison joined to write the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, which declared that “the powers of the federal government … (result) from the compact, to which the states are parties … in case of a deliberate, palpable, and dangerous exercise of other powers, not granted by the said compact, the states who are parties thereto, have the right, and are in duty bound, to interpose for arresting the progress of the evil, and for maintaining within their respective limits, the authorities, rights and liberties appertaining to them.”

In simpler terms, the states, according to the framers, were duty-bound to resist action by the federal government superseding its allotted authority under the Constitution. To that end, the states reserved to themselves the chief authority to tax, to raise militias, and to carry out the day-to-day activities required by government.

It was a brilliant structure. The federal government could not redistribute money and resources from taxpayers of one state to taxpayers of another without running up against resistance from the states, seeking to safeguard their own sovereignty. The federal government could not take over the states’ interest in the education, welfare and protection of their own citizens — and so the federal government remained small. The states’ role was simple: they were to be “laboratories of democracy” run by local citizens, in the words of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis.

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Continued Prayers for James are Needed

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Our friend, James, who is suffering from cancer, is going to have to make some very difficult decisions concerning his ongoing cancer treatments. Continue to hold him and Gail up in your prayers. They need them very much.

Temple Mount Earth from the Jerusalem Gift Shop

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Weekly I highlight items being offered by the Jerusalem Gift Shop. Today it’s the Temple Mount Earth.

Exclusive to The Jerusalem Christian Gift Shop

Earth from Jerusalem’s Temple Mount that is being dug up and thrown away by the Islamic Wakf ‘caretakers’

Comes in a beautiful display case with Jerusalem design glass lid.

Take a moment to see all of the other interesting items they stock.

Christian Gifts from Israel – The Jerusalem Gift Shop

“You Might Be a ‘Radicalized Right-Wing Extremist’ If…” by Michelle Malkin

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

What and who exactly are President Obama’s homeland security officials afraid of these days? If you are a member of an active conservative group that opposes abortion, favors strict immigration enforcement, lobbies to protect Second Amendment rights, protests big government, advocates federalism or represents veterans who believe in any of the above, the answer is: You.

Department of Homeland Security Sec. Janet Napolitano has turned her attention away from acts of Islamic jihad on American soil (which she now refers to as “man-caused disasters”). Instead, her department is sounding the alarm over an unquantified “resurgence” in “right-wing extremism activity.” On April 7, DHS sent a nine-page warning memo to law enforcement offices across the country titled “Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.”

The report includes a sweeping definition of the threat:

“Right-wing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.”

You cannot ignore the context or the timing of this DHS report. It’s no small coincidence that Napolitano’s agency disseminated the assessment just a week before the nationwide April 15 Tax Day Tea Party protests. The grassroots events organized by fiscal conservatives, independents, Libertarians and, yes, even some Blue Dog Democrats were fueled by the “current economic and political climate” of bipartisan profligate spending and endless taxpayer-funded bailouts. The growing success of the loose-knit movement has invited scorn, ridicule and fear-mongering from Obama’s supporters. Liberal bloggers have likened the Tea Party movement to neo-Nazis, militias and even Weather Underground terrorists.

These attempts to demonize the Tea Party movement come on the heels of widespread conservative-bashing over the recent shooting sprees in Pittsburgh and Binghamton, N.Y. Taking Hillary Clinton’s advice to “never waste a good crisis,” left-wing pundits and analysts have blamed the tragedies on everyone from Rush Limbaugh to Fox News to the NRA.

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Saudi Court Refuses to Block Marriage of Girl, 8, to Older Man

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

In Islam, the woman (girl in case) is property. Men can do whatever they want to do with them. Selling them, as is in this case, is perfectly legal and proper.

Outraged human rights groups are calling the decision by a Saudi court to — not once, but twice — refuse to void the marriage of an 8-year-old girl to a man several years her senior a form of human trafficking.

On Saturday, for the second time since December, a court in the Saudi town of Unaiza upheld the marriage of the Saudi girl to the much older man, on the condition that he does not have sex with her until she reaches puberty, Reuters reported.

Organizations like UNICEF were troubled by the ruling, calling it an abuse of the child’s rights.

“UNICEF is deeply concerned by reports that Saudi Arabian tribunals have decided not to annul the marriage of an 8-year-old girl,” the U.N. children’s agency said in a statement on its Web site. “Irrespective of circumstances or the legal framework, the marriage of a child is a violation of that child’s rights.”

“This particular girl was sold, literally,” Dr. Ali Alyami, founder and director of the Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia, told “This is pure human trafficking. The girl’s father was in need of money and he sold her.”

Financial problems prompt some Saudi families to marry off their underage daughters to much older men — a practice the kingdom’s chief cleric Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdelaziz Al al-Sheikh endorses. Media reports claim that the 8 year-old girl’s father arranged the marriage in exchange to clear his debts with the man.

The ruling reportedly prompted Saudi Justice Minister Mohamed al-Issa to call for regulations on such marriages with the goal of ending “arbitrariness by parents and guardians in marrying off minor girls,” an announcement seen as jargon used to satisfy opponents.

“This is rubbish, they’ve been saying this for a long time,” said Alyami. “It’s just to silence their critics. They will pass something just to calm the situation down. There will be no drastic changes to the system.”

Alyami said the ruling further contributes to a “very nasty” environment for women in Saudi Arabia due to “oppression and condemnation” solely based on their gender.

“It’s a sad moment for women’s rights and particularly of young girls in Saudi Arabia. It’s a gross and huge violation of human rights,” added Ibrahim AlMugaiteeb, president and founder of the Human Rights First Society.

“The judge’s refusal to nullify the marriage means that every young girl whose father is bankrupt or in debt can sell their girls just because he’s getting the right price,” AlMugaiteeb continued.

Alyami, meanwhile, called on U.S. officials to intervene.

“First and foremost, our government should condemn this,” he said. “President Obama should lead the way.”

Officials from the U.S. State Department said they had no immediate comment but planned to release a statement later Tuesday.

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