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As Christianity Dies in Britain…The Country Dies With it

December 12, 2012

Islam Surging in Britain As Christianity Fades

Do you think this will have no consequences? Do you think there will be no fallout from this? Think about what Britain will be like in ten years, twenty years, fifty years — and what an Islamic Republic of Britain would think about a United States still ruled by kuffar.

A horrible and wild new reality.

See the data here.

Christianity is fading away in Britain as Islam surges and agnosticism spreads Telegraph December 11th, 2012

The shape of things to come

Poor Rowan Williams: wrong to the end. Christianity is not “fading away” in Britain, he says. Yes it is, as the census figures clearly illustrate.

Since the last census in 2001, the number of Britons identifying themselves, however loosely, as Christians is down 13 percentage points to 59 per cent.

The number of respondents who say they have no religious faith is up 10 points to 25 per cent. Meanwhile, staggeringly, the Muslim population has grown from 1.55 million to 2.7 million, an increase of 1.15 million from 2001 to 2011.

The surge in Islamic belief is entirely a consequence of immigration. The spread of agnosticism and atheism is (though I haven’t yet seen the breakdown by age) largely generational.

It cannot be said too often: the default position of people born since 1980 is agnosticism or atheism. Meanwhile, as a commenter points out below, net migration from the UK consists largely of people who would probably have ticked the Christian or C of E box. That hadn’t occurred to me, but it’s an important factor.

From Atlas Shrugs: http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/

On the Lighter Side…The Meaning of Life…

December 12, 2012

Obama and US Military Continue to Bow To islam…

December 12, 2012

New Army Manual Orders Soldiers Not To Criticize Taliban, pedophilia, “anything related to Islam” or “advocate for women’s rights”

The new U.S. military handbook for troops deployed to the Middle East orders soldiers not to make derogatory comments about the Taliban or criticize pedophilia, among other Islamic things.

Mass beheadings, gendercide, gassing of girls’ schools, mass slaughter of non-believers and less than devout Muslims, attacks on US soldiers, acid attacks on women, brutal burka enforcement ….. must not be criticzed. So speaketh the caliph in the White House. He is stalking these anti-humans for peace, after all.

Bloody hell, bring our boys home. Now.

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Photo: Taliban shoot woman dead five times as she was allegedly accused of adultery. Obama say, “respect it!”

How can any America hold our heads high under this monster?

New Army Manual Orders Soldiers Not To Criticize Taliban

December 11, 2012 | Judicial Watch
 

Here is a strong indicator that the Obama Administration’s crusade to appease Islam has gone too far; a  new U.S. military handbook for troops deployed to the Middle East orders soldiers not to make derogatory comments about the Taliban or criticize pedophilia, among other outrageous things.

It gets better; the new manual, which is around 75 pages, suggests that Western ignorance of Afghan culture— not Taliban infiltration—is responsible for the increase in deadly attacks by Afghan soldiers against the coalition forces.

The soon-to-be-released Army handbook is still being drafted, but a mainstream newspaper got a sneak preview and published an article that should infuriate the American taxpayers funding the never-ending war on terror. The manual is being created because someone with authority bought the theory that cultural insensitivity is driving insider attacks on U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

More than three dozen insider attacks have killed 63 members of the U.S.-led coalition this year, according to the article, and some blame “American cultural ignorance.” The bottom line is that troops may experience social-cultural shock and/or discomfort when interacting with Afghan security forces, the new military handbook says. “Better situational awareness/understanding of Afghan culture will help better prepare [troops] to more effectively partner and to avoid cultural conflict that can lead toward green-on-blue violence.”

The draft leaked to the newspaper offers a list of “taboo conversation topics” that soldiers should avoid, including “making derogatory comments about the Taliban,” “advocating women’s rights,” “any criticism of pedophilia,” “directing any criticism towards Afghans,” “mentioning homosexuality and homosexual conduct” or “anything related to Islam.”

At least one high-ranking military official had the backbone to publicly criticize the new manual, albeit through a spokesperson. U.S. Marine General John Allen, the top commander in Afghanistan, doesn’t endorse it and rejected a proposed forward drafted by Army officials in his name. “He does not approve of its contents,” according to a military spokesman quoted in the story.

Earlier this year the Obama Administration changed the way federal agents are trained to combat terrorism and violent extremism by eliminating all materials that shed a negative light on Muslims. Under White House orders, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) destroyed instructional material that characterizes Muslims as prone to violence or terrorism in a government-wide call to end Islamophobia.

Under Obama practically every major federal agency has been ordered to participate in Muslim outreach initiatives, including the Justice Department with a special program to protect Islamic civil rights, Homeland Security meetings with extremist Muslim organizations and the nation’s space agency (NASA) with an unprecedented mission to focus on Muslim diplomacy.

Additionally, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed a special order to allow the reentry of two radical Islamic academics whose terrorist ties long banned them from the U.S. and the administration sent an America-bashing mosque leader (Feisal Abdul Rauf) who blames U.S. foreign policy for the 9/11 attacks on a Middle Eastern outreach mission. The Obama Administration even ordered a government-funded meal program for home-bound seniors to offer halal cuisine prepared according to Islamic law.

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A War is Brewing in America

December 12, 2012
Loomings

An extended comment on Side-Lines: “If politicians had any sense decency they wouldn’t be politicians. “ from John A. Fleming that deserves fuller attention: It’s a good thing none of us are naturally paranoid individuals, right? Right.]


 

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And just in case you don’t think they’re making lists….

They’ve already had the GooHooBingBook hipsters set them up with a data mining operation. Once it’s up and running, it doesn’t take much to re-purpose. They have lots of money left over. Now they are trying to get their supporters to call up other targeted people and put pressure on the Republican Congresscritters. And so it begins.

Which means they have a list of their reliable people, their potential supporters, and a list of Others. Data mining merges their own data with anything found on the Web. Now that they aren’t running a campaign but they still have a war chest, they can grab or buy surreptitiously anything out there, and “there’s no controlling legal authority”. And Google will be glad to help, Eric Schmidt will personally see to it, he’ll sell them the rope.

And when these unemployed hipsters with massive college debt call you up, and you start cussing at the mention of the Usurper and being “uncooperative”, well, then you go on the “Other” list. And they data mine you and find out everything about you, and how you can be hurt.

They’ll keep track of how often you help them. The compliant ones, who respond to their pleas, will soon start getting bennies. And who the heck is paying for all this? Shoot, no one had the courage to sue them when they were laundering millions in illegal foreign money during both elections. The Courts and the constitutional lawyers mewled that “nobody has standing to sue”. Now that they are beyond the reach of election law, the money just magically appears. None dare call it treason.

Like a pusher or a pimp, they’ll next try to get you to graduate to the “hard stuff”: direct action. Please, they’ll say, we really need your help, show up at this time and place to help the Usurper. They’ll loan you a t-shirt to wear (and ask you to buy it). The leaders will have special shirts, and campaign-style buttons, and perhaps cute little hats. And you’ll go where you’re told, and do what you’re asked to. They’ll bus you there and give you a stipend. You’re One of Them now.

And if you keep answering their call, you go higher on the “One of Us” list, and qualify for more bennies. Free phones, debt forgiveness, extra ration cards. Chevy Volts at an unheard of discount.

Watch for it.

The turning point is when the purple T-shirts disappear, and it becomes button-down shirts with epaulets. Uniforms. Insignia. The hats aren’t so cute anymore. You’ll be part of the team now, the core of the Usurper’s civilian national security force. And you’ll go where you’re told, and you’ll do what you’re told, because the bennies keep coming, and you’re in for a penny, in for a pound.

And the people you’re contesting against? Well, they’re the Other, they’re just wrong, they’re the 1% that’s keeping you down and pissing on you all the time. And now it’s your turn, your time to rise. Time for revenge, to punch back twice as hard. And when some of your folks start feeling queasy about the hurt you’re putting on all those Others, somebody with hard dead eyes will say “You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs.”

You won’t have to worry about the police. They’ll be on your side. Their loyalty is to their union and police brothers, not our Constitution. They’ll look the other way, and slow-walk complaints. Unless you’re on the “Other” list, in which case they’ll come on like a ton of bricks. They’ll be told who’s on which list, and they’ll do what they’re told. LAPD has shown us the truth of it.

When a sitting President encourages people to vote for revenge, that is a declaration of civil war! Statements like that should not be made, because they take on a life of their own. We the People granted limited powers to our governments to secure some of our Rights, and the Blessings of Liberty for everyone. The Usurper intends to use those powers for revenge of one faction upon another. No rational, moral, civilized, peaceful person would say such a thing. Ever.

The Usurper and his minions have told you all this. He decides how much money you’re allowed to make. You don’t own what you create. If need be they’ll send you to re-education camps. We need a personally-loyal civilian army. Why don’t you believe him? Do you believe that he can’t possibly want civil war? Of course he doesn’t, he wants to so demoralize you, and make you think you are alone, that you won’t stand your ground, but give up and give in to the inevitable. But he will not shy from a civil war. He intends to push you to the limit, that you will start it, and he will then crush you before you have time to organize an effective opposition.

Right now the Usurper doesn’t give a crap about fiscal cliffs. He doesn’t care what any of that will do to the country. His three objectives are to demoralize and destroy the conservative opposition, co-opt and corrupt the Republicans (so easy!), and then break free of the Constitution.

It seems like a dream, a mirage of unbreakable normality.

Like the spring of 1914 or 1939, like the crisp fall morning eleven years ago. Like our exceptional, beautiful country, the rarest gem in all of history, is so big and strong, nothing can happen to it, everything will go on peacefully as before, we are still the shining city on the hill, and our best days are before us. Every day we make plans for next year and the years after, and can’t possibly imagine or consider that any set of events will break our idyll of peace and turn all our plans to dust. I fly across the country, and see the vast strength of it and Our People, and think my fears are childish and foolish vapors. And then I remember that all civilizations crumble.

We must make new plans. We must be prepared. We must resist the Usurper and his minions. Now and every day. They have lost their faith in God, and seek to secure their lives by taking ours.

We must remain true to the faiths of our fathers and mothers. The United States of America, the new nation that put its Trust in God, that brought the Blessings of Liberty to the world, must not perish. Today is not that day.

Tolkein is my guide.

Frodo: “I wish the Ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.”

Gandalf: “So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

Lincoln is my guide:

“Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right”

Posted by: John A. Fleming at December 10, 2012 11:05 PM

From American Digest: http://americandigest.org/

Obama is Like King Herod – We Need to Kill This Jesus Child

December 12, 2012

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Found at Moonbattery: http://moonbattery.com/

There is Not Enough Money in Britain to Support all Of The Parasites Sucking Blood Out of The Government

December 12, 2012

Leanna Broderick: The Face of Britain’s Decline

Even as once great Britain’s eyes go dim, life is still good for the welfare parasites who are bleeding it to death:

While many families are worrying about how to afford Christmas this year, one jobless single mother has revealed she receives so much in benefits she has £2,000 to spend on designer gifts, clothes and partying.

Mother-of-two Leanna Broderick plans to buy 20 presents for each of her children, including Burberry and Ralph Lauren outfits, iPads and gold jewellery.

The 20-year-old, who has never worked, claims nearly £15,500 a year in state handouts.

Why would she work?

She claims she is better off on benefits and would not get a job unless she could continue her luxury lifestyle, which includes designer outfits, holidays abroad, clubbing, lunches out and expensive gifts for her daughters Zelekah, two, and Zakirah, one. …

She said there was ‘no point’ earning less in a minimum wage job and having to pay for childcare on top.

Leanna qualified for her cushy position by dropping out of school at 16 and becoming pregnant at 17, while taking advantage of government incentives to shun employment and marriage. Her plans for the future:

“I’ll stay on benefits and get as much as I can out of it.”

What other outcome could anyone possibly expect of liberal welfare policies?

If you pay taxes in Britain, you are this woman’s slave.

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£15,480 = $24,935. Labour votes don’t come cheap.

On tips from Dean D and Artfldgr.

 

By  at Moonbattery: http://moonbattery.com/

American Morons Who Voted O’Sucka into Office Are to Blame

December 12, 2012

The More Things Change…

Guess when these words of wisdom were written:

“Do not blame Obama, blame the people of America who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and given him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the new wonderful good society which shall now be America’s, interpreted to mean more money, more ease, more security, and more living fatly at the expense of the industrious.”

Hint: “Obama” and “America” should actually read “Caesar” and “Rome.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero was the author. He died in 43 BC. We all know how things turned out for Rome, yet some haven’t learned a thing from the lesson.

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On a tip from The Only Other Conservative in Seattle.
 

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Michigan Union Thugs Act As Usual – Violently – After Right-to Work Law Passes

December 12, 2012

Michigan Becomes Right to Work State, Unions React With Violence

A state that has been economically crippled by unions for years finally puts up some resistance:

The Michigan Legislature gave final approval Tuesday to a bitterly contested right-to-work plan limiting the power of unions, a devastating and once unthinkable defeat for organized labor in a state considered a cradle of the movement.

Unswayed by Democrats’ pleas and thousands of protesters inside and outside the state Capitol, the House approved two final bills, sending them on to Republican Gov. Rick Snyder. One dealt with private sector workers, the other with government employees.

Unions will no longer be able to force those who want no part of them to pay dues as a condition of employment.

Neither unions nor the party that represents them was likely to take this challenge to their power lying down. Before the vote, Democrat State representative Douglas Geiss snarled,

“There will be blood, there will be repercussions.”

A tent set up on the lawn of the Michigan State Capitol by Americans for Prosperity was attacked by union thugs and torn to the ground. Steven Crowder was on hand to receive a death threat following this sucker punch:

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Obama himself weighed in, appearing near Detroit to denounce the concept of having a right to work without interference from the unions that helped him to power and that have bled Michigan nearly dry.

This video will be familiar to history students from the Russia of 1917 and the Germany of the 1930s:

Our country didn’t use to be like this.

If you are glad that we now need to live in fear of vicious, knuckle-dragging union goons, thank those who voted for their leader, Barack Hussein Obama. At some level, all of them had to know that this is what they were voting for.

On tips from Steven Crowder, Artfldgr, The MaryHunter, Ghost of FA Hayek, and Bill T.

 By  from Moonbattery: http://moonbattery.com/

Very Simple Really…

December 12, 2012

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From Moonbattery: http://moonbattery.com/

In Michigan The Issue of Individual Freedom over Union Collectivism Communism

December 11, 2012

More Proof That Leftists Hate Freedom… As If We Needed More Proof

December 10, 2012

Michigan Right To Work Prompts Protest Against Freedom – Right Scoop

Michigan is not Wisconsin.

Right to Work legislation in Michigan doesn’t touch collective bargaining for private or public unions. Right to work legislation in Michigan doesn’t include firemen or police in any legislative bill. Right to work legislation in Michigan only makes it a personal decision by an employee to join or not join a union, and makes it unlawful for an employer to fire an employee for not joining or joining a union.

That’s it.

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So of course, the slack-jawed pea-brained Michigan opinion dupes in the media over-act the entire issue. All of a sudden, the middle class will cease to exist if somebody has the choice to negotiate his own deal. All of a sudden, Michiganders didn’t send a majority of Republicans to handle Lansing. All of a sudden, thousands of protesters practice modified Christmas songs to sing in front of the capitol because somehow allowing more freedom is the death knell for America.

Even some union-beholden intelligence-deficient Republicans vote against individual rights when push comes to shove. Mike Nofs, the Republican Senator who pushed for unionization of home-healthcare workers after taking money along with several workers from SEIU for his reelection campaign, said he didn’t vote for Right to Work legislation because,

“I think that in general, working-class workers will not benefit from this,” Nofs said.

He said he thinks workers already have the freedom to decide whether they want to take a job that’s unionized or not.

“When you go to apply for a job, you know it’s a union job,” he said.

“If you don’t like unions, don’t apply for a union job. There are plenty of other non-union jobs.”

Senator Tom Casperson has also said he is against the Right to Work, and though I haven’t talked with him on this issue, has mentioned to others that he believes unions create higher wages and that Right To Work would lessen those wages. Somehow. I guess.

But these fellows are wrong, just as is the predictable media and the fanatical demonstrators that will be bussed in on Tuesday. The protesters are undergoing vigorous training, preparing for clashes with police.

The unions are preparing for war because, quite simply, it is not right for people to be able to take on their own responsibility.

From the Detroit News: ”Humanize the situation. Be clear with your intentions. Introduce yourself,” national labor activist Lisa Fithian, of Austin, Texas, said through a megaphone. “They’re going to do everything they can to criminalize us.”

I’ll humanize the situation. When a man or woman works for someone else he or she can take what is handed out, or he or she can negotiate for his or her own future. Yes, wages are high because of unions, but they also increase the prices of goods which hurts middle America. The unskilled laborer hits a windfall when he makes comparable money and benefits as a highly-skilled specialized laborer.

If equality is what is sought, tell me of the equality between someone who never took the initiative to learn a craft and one who can build something and make it work. People are different, and in companies all across the nation people with special skills negotiate for their own pay. This legislation is about the right to be responsible for yourself.

Of course the argumentative union representatives complain that it would be unfair for people who refuse to join a union to be able to ‘freeload’ from the collective bargaining efforts of the union. Actually, they are more afraid that when a skilled laborer makes a better deal based on skills that he owns as much as he owns his body, that it will be the end of union power over man.

If men and women are allowed to create their own deal and depend on their own ability to succeed or fail, they won’t be “freeloading”. In fact it will cause people to learn skills, an acute need in America.

The only freeloading taking place is that of unions who launder dues into Democrat coffers at election time. If you are of the mind that you do not agree with the Democrat party and you do not wish to feed it, and you belong to a union, you can get out.

So as this whole issue gets overblown with civil disobedience courses being taught in universities and pastors railing at the pulpit against the so-called extreme nature of Right To Work, just remember, freedom isn’t free and slavery comes in many forms.

On Tuesday many people will object to freedom by protesting. In the near future, the unions will try to organize recall efforts for some or all of the Republicans who voted in favor of RTW, including the governor. We will be fed the impression that Republicans are anti-American Nazis and who knows what other drivel they will conjure.

If in America you are not allowed to be your own person, responsible and willing to be accountable to yourself and yourself alone, then there is no freedom anywhere.

A great American author, Eric Hoffer, wrote of mass movements and described the condition of those who do push for solidarity in the collective versus the freedom of man:

Freedom of choice places the whole blame of failure on the shoulders of the individual. And as freedom encourages a multiplicity of attempts, it unavoidably multiplies failure and frustration… Unless a man has the talents to make something of himself, freedom is an irksome burden. Of what avail is freedom to choose if the self be ineffectual?

It is hard work when one decides to be completely responsible but there are empowering side effects that create a confident, vibrant economy and society. By arguing and protesting against individual empowerment, those against Freedom to Work put themselves in direct conflict with the fabric of America.

Power to the people, individually.

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From The Daley Gator: http://thedaleygator.wordpress.com/

islam is Destroying Europe and Western Civilization While Most Sit Idly By

December 11, 2012

The death of Sweden

December 10, 2012

Another great video by Pat Condell warning us against the dangers of multiculturalism

And, sadly, Belgium is not far behind

 From The Daley Gator: http://thedaleygator.wordpress.com/

Have You Ever Wondered How Hitler Came to Power? Watch This Video and Your Question Will Be Answered.

December 11, 2012

‘The Last Of The Just’ In Belgium (Roger L. Simon)

December 10, 2012

‘The Last Of The Just’ In Belgium – Roger L. Simon

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In college I read a novel called The Last of the Just by André Schwarz-Bart inspired by a legend/theory from the Talmud – that there are thirty-six righteous souls (the Lamed Vav) in every generation whose existence justifies “the purpose of mankind” to God. From Wikipedia:

As a mystical concept, the number 36 is even more intriguing. It is said that at all times there are 36 special people in the world, and that were it not for them, all of them, if even one of them was missing, the world would come to an end. The two Hebrew letters for 36 are the lamed, which is 30, and the vav, which is 6. Therefore, these 36 are referred to as the Lamed-Vav Tzadikim. This widely-held belief, this most unusual Jewish concept is based on a Talmudic statement to the effect that in every generation 36 righteous “greet the Shechinah,” the Divine Presence (Tractate Sanhedrin 97b; Tractate Sukkah 45b).

I hadn’t thought of the Lamed Vav or Schwarz-Bart’s book for a while until the other day when my friend Banfsheh Zand, an Iranian activist, sent her email list a YouTube video from Belgium.

A man – seemingly by himself – had stood up at a town hall meeting in that country and denounced the installation of two Islamists who had just won positions in a municipal election. He said their election was illegal because the men were avowed adherents of Shariah law, which is in direct contradiction with Belgian civil law and the European Convention on Human Rights.

The man was right, of course, but no one rose to his defense. When he left, the formal installation of the Islamists was completed as if nothing happened.

Was this lone man one of the Lamed Vav?

If so, I hope his thirty-five compatriots are paying attention. (And that the man himself has the good sense to watch his back from here on in. He doesn’t need to be the next Theo Van Gogh.)

When you look at the faces of the others in the room visible on the video, you don’t exactly see “profiles in courage.” I would wager, however, that if you asked each of them individually whether they favored equal rights for women and homosexuals, as well as separation of church and state and liberal democracy and Enlightenment principles in general (all anathema to Shariah), they would uniformly say yes. Further I would imagine they would all be appalled at the idea of a global caliphate under Islam, and therefore the end of Belgium as a sovereign nation, the very intention of Shariah.

Still, political correctness – leavened, to be sure, with a modicum of cowardice – overwhelmed their good sense and allowed the decent and courageous man to leave by himself.

If you ever wondered how Hitler happened, you have part of your answer on this video.

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The Mainstream Media Zombies

December 11, 2012

Found at Theo: http://www.theospark.net/

This Psy Jackass is Just Obama’s Type – They Both Hate America

December 10, 2012

President Obama greets Psy at holiday concert amid controversy over anti-American lyrics

Psy rapped “Kill those f—ing Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives” during a 2004 concert protesting Korean involvement in the Iraq war.

By / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Monday, December 10, 2012, 9:33 AM

 

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Psy, who apologized for his offensive anti-American performance, smiled as he shook hands with President Obama at the "Christmas in Washington" concert on Sunday. <br />

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Psy, who apologized for his offensive anti-American performance, smiled as he shook hands with President Obama at the “Christmas in Washington” concert on Sunday.

President Obama shared a holiday handshake with Psy at a “Christmas in Washington” concert Sunday night, despite the raging controversy over violent anti-American lyrics in the Korean pop singer’s past.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/obama-greets-psy-holiday-concert-controversy-article-1.1216826#ixzz2Ef4vkdsK

Think This Can’t Happen in America? Yes It Can…Obama Will Do It If He Thinks It Necessary

December 10, 2012

Egypt Gives Military Arrest Powers to Protect Referendum

 


Soldiers march while anti-Mursi protesters paint a mural outside the Egyptian presidential palace in Cairo December 9, 2012.

 
December 10, 2012
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has given the military authority to arrest civilians as part of a decree to help maintain security for a Saturday constitutional referendum.

The order tasks the military with supporting police to protect “vital institutions.”

 

Will American’s Stand Up Now or Go Quietly to The Death Camps? You Better Decide Now.

December 10, 2012

“How we burned in the camps later”

 

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“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family?

Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.” — Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn Quotes (Author of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich)

From American Digest: http://americandigest.org/

 

Liberals Just Say “NO” to Christmas

December 10, 2012

Poll: 76% Of Americans Say Christmas Should Be About Jesus, Not Santa…

Just goes to show how out of touch the left is with the rest of America.

Via Rasmussen:

Should Christmas be more about Jesus Christ or Santa Claus? It may seem hard to tell looking at the popular culture, but Americans overwhelmingly think the emphasis should be on Jesus.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 76% of American Adults believe Christmas should be more about Jesus. Only 14% think it should be more about Santa, but another 10% are not sure.

From Weasel Zippers: http://weaselzippers.us/

In Michigan It’s The Liberal Way or No Way…As Usual

December 10, 2012

Unreal: Top Michigan Democrat Asks Obama To Withhold Federal Funding To Punish State For Passing Right-To-Work Legislation…

And if that doesn’t work she’ll have her union thug buddies beat the snot out of Governor Snyder.

LANSING, Mich. — A top Michigan Democrat is looking to President Obama to deliver retribution to Republicans after the GOP-dominated state legislature approved a package of bills that could make this stronghold of union power the nation’s 24th right-to-work state as early as next week.

Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer, who on Thursday called the votes to approve the right-to-work measure “petty and vindictive politics,” sparked more backlash Friday when she said she wants the president, who is set to visit Detroit on a previously scheduled political trip on Monday, to push back on Republican Gov. Rick Snyder by holding back federal money for a new international bridge project to Canada and a badly needed mass-transit program in ailing Detroit.

“We are hoping that when President Obama comes to Michigan next week, that this is going to be on his radar screen, that he’s going to say Michigan doesn’t care about their middle class, [so] why should we be bending over backwards to make sure that this governor is able to deliver on his promise,” said Mrs. Whitmer in an interview with local radio station WWJ.

Her remarks, amid calls from other Democrats and union leaders to use all legal means necessary to stop the bills from becoming law, drew a stern rebuke from WJR host Frank Beckmann, in Detroit, who wondered on his program Friday if Mrs. Whitmer, considered a possible gubernatorial candidate in 2014, might want to reconsider her words.

From Weasel Zippers: http://weaselzippers.us/

Christmas Sweaters…Please…Just Say No

December 10, 2012

This Christmas do NOT let this happen to you!

December 9, 2012

Sweater vests are bad enough, but the Christmas sweater? Dear Lord! Reaganite republican has photographic evidence!

Although, even the Christmas sweater rule has some exceptions, like this one which does not bother me for some reason

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From The Daley Gator: http://thedaleygator.wordpress.com/

 

How to Tell If Someone is a Racist…

December 10, 2012

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Found at The Daley Gator: http://thedaleygator.wordpress.com/

No One is Allowed to Criticize islam…What Does That Say?

December 9, 2012

From Wirecutter: http://ogdaa.blogspot.com/

Melanie Phillips Says We Need Another Churchill

December 9, 2012

Wanted: a Winston Churchill for the culture war

Published in: Melanie’s blog

The story sounds just too idiotic and outrageous to be true. A Rotherham couple, by all accounts exemplary foster parents for nearly seven years, took on two children and a baby in an emergency placement.

Eight weeks later, social workers came and took the children away — despite the fact that they were thriving — on the grounds that because the couple belonged to the UK Independence Party this was not ‘the right cultural match’.

Astonishingly, the official in charge is still unrepentant. Joyce Thacker, the council’s director of children and young people’s services, has said that the children, who were from ‘EU migrant backgrounds’, had been removed to protect their ‘cultural and ethnic needs’ from UKIP’s ‘strong views’ and apparent ‘opposition to multiculturalism’.

This is as ludicrous and illogical as it is sinister.

This apparently splendid couple have been treated as criminals merely because social workers disapproved of their political views — which happen to be shared, incidentally, by millions of fellow citizens. This is the kind of behaviour we associate with a totalitarian state.

The clear implication is that they were racists. But there is nothing racist about opposing multiculturalism. Indeed, many immigrants themselves oppose it. To damn this couple in this way is an appalling smear.

In any event, this was merely a short-term emergency foster placement. These children clearly needed as a matter of urgency a safe and loving environment — which by all accounts this couple gave them.

Ms Thacker said: ‘I have to think about how sensitive I am being to those children.’ Is this woman for real? Clearly, she is actually doing them harm by putting ideological dogma above the children’s own needs.

The whole thing sounds beyond parody. But, alas, this goes far wider and deeper than this one incident.

In the early Nineties, I unearthed what it is no exaggeration to say was a climate of totalitarianism in social-work training.

Anti-racist zealots had captured the social workers’ training body, and built into the social-work diploma the explicit assumption that society was fundamentally racist and oppressive.

What followed was an utterly chilling degree of intimidation and thought control. Blameless social work students were forced in tears to ‘confess’ to their own racism; some failed to qualify unless they identified racist attitudes even where none existed.

These and other politically correct dogma, and the requirement to enforce them, remain stamped into social-work culture like the name of Blackpool in a stick of rock.

As a result, the needs of vulnerable children and other social-work clients have been junked in favour of the overriding requirement to impose an ideological view of the world in which minorities can do no wrong while the majority can do no right.

Over the years, this has given rise to one horror story after another. Twelve years ago, an eight-year-old Ivorian child, Victoria Climbié, was tortured and murdered by her guardians under the noses of social workers who believed such behaviour had to be respected as part of African culture.

In the early Nineties, Islington council was revealed to have ignored the systematic sexual abuse and prostitution of children in its care because it was terrified of being called racist or homophobic if it disciplined black or gay staff perpetrating such crimes.

In Rotherham itself, the sickening sexual enslavement of under-age white girls by organised prostitution and pimping rings was largely ignored for more than two decades, in part because the abusers came overwhelmingly from Pakistani Muslim backgrounds.

And for years, would-be adoptive parents have been turned down by social workers because they are deemed to be too white, too middle class or in some other way fall foul of the politically correct inquisition.

All this goes far wider and deeper even than the failings of public sector professionals.

The grip of the Left on our culture has meant not just that many perfectly reasonable things are now deemed to be unsayable in civilised society.

Worse still, since political correctness stands truth and lies on their heads, people are vilified as extremists or bigots simply for telling the truth, connecting to reality or standing up for right over wrong.

Let us be clear: the claim that it is racist to oppose multiculturalism is the opposite of the truth. This is because multiculturalism does not, as is so often mistakenly believed, mean being tolerant of other cultures. It is a creed which holds instead that no one culture can trump any other.

That means you can’t uphold human rights, equality for women or freedom of religious belief over cultures that don’t uphold these values.

So multiculturalism inescapably involves abandoning certain ethnic minorities to violence, inequality and persecution. And that is truly racist.

Clearly, this row is an electoral gift to UKIP, coming as it does just days before the Rotherham by-election. And now it has spawned another similar accusation that a UKIP member was barred from volunteering for the charity Barnardo’s.

Whether this is all an amazing coincidence of timing, or whether UKIP sympathisers are deliberately leaking the stories at the moment they will gain most attention, the issue at the heart of this controversy is all too real.

For what it illuminates is nothing less than our ongoing culture war, in which political correctness — which should really be called cultural Marxism — is being used by the Left to revolutionise society by undermining and subverting its core beliefs.

So, fundamental values embodied in issues such as immigration, national identity, marriage and family and many others are under systematic assault, while all who seek to defend them are vilified as bigots, swivel-eyed extremists and lunatics.

This has not been achieved by any one organisation imbued with mythical and conspiratorial powers. It has occurred over decades as a result of two main factors.

The first was the steady rise into power, across the universities, media, professions, political parties and civil service, of those whose opinions were shaped in the Sixties and Seventies by the New Left, which believed in the cultural transformation  of society.

The second was the demoralisation of the institutions which should have defended our culture — in particular, the Church and the governing class, which had become convinced of their own and their country’s inevitable decline.

The result was what far-Leftists have called ‘the long march through the institutions’ — which all fell like dominoes.

Since this culture war has been fanatically prosecuted by the Labour Party — which consigns anyone who commits a politically incorrect heresy to the third circle of hell — Ed Miliband’s condemnation of Rotherham’s Labour council is the most arrant hypocrisy.

But the real problem is that David Cameron, in his obsession with rebranding the Tories, has not only failed to recognise that fighting the culture war is the great conservative cause of our time, but has even positioned himself on the wrong side.

Recent figures have shown that under Mr Cameron even more Labour ‘cronies’ are being appointed to quangos and charities than under the last Labour government.

And in 2006 he called UKIP ‘a bunch of fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists’ — thus helping legitimise the kind of demonisation that has emerged in Rotherham.

In the wake of this row, Downing Street said the Prime Minister had not intended people to understand that all UKIP members were racist. ‘Not all’, eh? Well that’s nice of him! Talk about missing the point.

What’s needed is not just root and branch reform of social-work training. It’s a leader who will halt this onslaught on Britain’s core values and its terrifying descent into cultural tyranny. We need nothing less than a Winston Churchill for the culture war.

From Melanie Phillips:  http://melaniephillips.com/wanted-a-winston-churchill-for-the-culture-warhttp

 

Liberals Don’t Want Rational Thinking…Only Communist Group Think

December 9, 2012

Nebraska students to learn about American principles, Leftists horrified

December 9, 2012

Of course, they will also be told that global warming, or climate change is a theory, which it is, and urged to explore it themselves, in other words, to think. That has the Left outraged! School is not for thinking, or encouraging kids to evaluate anything. I mean you teach kids to think and the next thing you know, they are doing crazy things. Like thinking before voting.

Students in Nebraska are getting new standards for social studies curriculum, after weeks of intense debate. The state Board of Education reached agreement on two items of controversy this week: whether to include “American exceptionalism” and how to teach about climate change, the Lincoln Journal Star reports.

The fight had been over whether to explicitly teach the idea of American exceptionalism, as one board member proposed, and whether to include information about climate change, which the current standards do not mention. The board approved the standards after making some changes:

The words “American exceptionalism” do not appear in the final draft, but the concept does. In the sixth- through eighth-grade U.S. history standards, one of the “indicators” — examples of what to teach — is the “unique nature of the creation and organization of the American Government, the United States as an exceptional nation based upon personal freedom, the inherent nature of citizens’ rights and democratic ideals.”

This is what the Left hates apparently examples of what to teach — is the “unique nature of the creation and organization of the American Government, the United States as an exceptional nation based upon personal freedom, the inherent nature of citizens’ rights and democratic ideals.”

In other words they are going to teach about the founding, the government, the, GASP, constitution, and that there is, brace yourself, liberty in America! Come on man! The Left is trying to turn out good little brain dead Marxists, and Nebraska schools might get in the way of that! Oh, but it gets worse for the Left.

Likewise, climate change appears in the sixth- through eighth-grade geography standards, but is presented as a theory, not as fact, asking students to evaluate “recent global climate change theories, and evidence that supports and refutes such theories.”

What? You cannot tell these kids that a theory is a theory! And instructing them to evaluate evidence on BOTH sides of the debate? OUTRAGEOUS! How dare Nebraska encourage open mindedness. I mean the Left has been trying to educate indoctrinate our kids for decades now. Stories like this scare them. Just peruse the comments at the link, the stupidity and hate will stun you.  

From The Daley Gator: http://thedaleygator.wordpress.com/

Revolution and Hate are Ok for The Left But Criminal Offence for The Right

December 9, 2012

Hey, Let’s Seceede Or Start a Revolution… Said the Left in 2005

This is a good point: Although liberals are laughing at conservatives’ frustrations and the very human responses to it, they themselves experienced similar frustrations, and had similar responses to them, after Bush’s reelection.

This is an important point: 96% of the reason conservatives are viewed as “weird” or “extreme” or what-have-you is that the media, controlled by the left, covers-up/embargoes their own excesses (and, when forced to report upon such excesses, supply a lot of “context” which justifies these excesses), but of course loves reporting similar conservative statements (without any justifying “context,” needless to say).

It hardly needs to be said, at least on the right, that Jonathan Chait was not pilloried as a “hater” for his infamous “Why I Hate George W. Bush” column. Instead, it was celebrated — among the left, I mean; they didn’t broadly report it to the general public — for how it so daringly captured the real feeling of the left.

Needless to say my own “Why I Hate Barack Hussein Obama” column would not be celebrated as “daring,” “honest,” “bracing,” or “cathartic.” It would be a hate crime and a symptom of possibly dangerous impulses.

This is what I hate more than anything else: the hypocrisy, the division of citizens into two classes, the Privileged Class, which has a broad license and range of liberty, and the Disfavored Underclass, whose liberty is sharply restricted.

And they’ll call themselves patriots and Sons of the Enlightenment. They’re Sons of Gramsci and Sons of Marx and Sons of Mao, not Sons of the Enlightenment.

But when you have the near exclusive right to write your own bio, you can be anything you’d like people to think you are.

From Ace of Spades: http://ace.mu.nu/

Found at American Power: http://americanpowerblog.blogspot.com/

 

 

Liberals and Gays Have a Destructive Agenda That Will Destroy the Family and Society

December 8, 2012

Same-Sex Marriage and Marxist Revolutionary Doctrine: Destroy the Family

From Victor Volsky, at American Thinker, “Gay Marriage: The Hidden Agenda“:

It is the iron law of “progressive” movements that having achieved their goals, they refuse to fade away.  Rather than disbanding upon completion of their mission, these movements, now fully institutionalized, keep chugging along, and the farther they go, the more they resemble their sworn enemies, the rationale for their existence….

The gay rights movement, too, has been transforming itself before our very eyes.  Once a movement fighting against persecution and discrimination, which is the reason why its initial demands enjoyed wide public support, it has gone from one triumph to another and won the war.  Today, the issue is moot.  But the gay movement has not declared victory and gone home.  Central to achieving their goal is bending society to their will and forcing it to acquiesce to their agenda.

That’s where same-sex marriage comes in.  It’s no mystery why it commands considerable support.  After all, what can be more “American” than the idea of granting equality to a formerly persecuted group that has done nothing untoward other than being different in its sexual proclivities?  Sort of like being discriminated because of the color of one’s skin (even though many black leaders, jealously guarding their highly lucrative victimhood, take strong exception to equating gay liberation with the civil rights struggle).  So recognition of gay unions as legitimate marriages seems to be an eminently innocuous idea.  But appearances can be deceptive.  Few things are more destructive than gay marriage, a poison pill devised to corrode the very core of a healthy society — the institution of marriage.

Not a single society in the long history of mankind has ever attempted to substitute homosexual relationships for traditional marriage.  Even in places where homosexuality was viewed as normal, openly practiced, and even encouraged (as in Sparta, where carnal relationship was regarded as forging an extra bond between warriors), marriage was sacrosanct and never called into question.  Marriage has always been universally understood as a biological, social, and economic arrangement to bring into the world and rear the young, thus perpetuating the species.  Indeed, humans took their cue from wild nature, where heterosexual family is virtually the sole organizing principle of life.

The rare exceptions only prove the rule, as do stable childless marriages held together by considerations of economic necessity or social convenience.  Indeed, so central is marriage to human existence that it forms the basic building block and prototype of any society.  The many forms of social organization are but permutations of the basic familial pattern; the clan, the tribe and the state are merely an extended family writ large.

Don’t believe revolutionaries when they hold forth about their intention of building paradise on earth.  Actually, they would be unable to build anything even if they wanted to.  Their talk about the bright future is mere lip service, because in reality, any revolution is exclusively about destruction, with very little thought given to what will happen afterward (“we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it”).  But how do you go about destroying society?  Where do you direct the blow so it will do the most damage?  In his Theses on Feuerbach, Karl Marx provided the answer: destroy the traditional family.

True to the teachings of their prophet, socialist revolutionaries have placed the destruction of matrimony high on their list of priorities.  Social upheavals have always opened the floodgates of debauchery and pornography.  The socialist revolution brings about a breakdown of social conventions, with “sexual liberation” regarded as part of the overall drive for freedom.  But while the rabble yearns to throw off the yoke of moral strictures to give vent to its animal passions, the revolutionary leaders see moral decay as a means of undermining the bulwark of the social structure — the family.

Radical movements are merely battalions of the revolutionary army, each charged with a particular subversive task.  Undoubtedly, the overwhelming majority of rank-and-file gays are well-meaning people who have sincerely bought into the myth peddled by their leaders that the marriage license is the ultimate token of recognition of their normalcy.  They know not what they are doing.  But the wizards behind the curtain know better, and there shouldn’t be any illusions about their intentions: they want nothing less than to bring down the capitalist system, and they view their movement as a battering ram to shatter its principal bastion, America.  Bringing down the traditional family is a crucial step in that direction.

There’s still more at the link.And see Paul Kengor, at American Thinker, “Obama and the Marxist/Communist View of Marriage and Abortion.”

From American Power Blog: http://americanpowerblog.blogspot.com/

Bob (Not commie Costas) Shares Some Thoughts and Commentary on The Bob Costas Gun Rant, Sports, and NFL Demi-gods

December 7, 2012

#IdiotSpotting – Jason Nit Whitlock

 

 

 

Fox Sports writer Jason Whit[less]lock was the fool quote by Bob Costas in his smug little commentary during a halftime on Sunday.

In an TV interview, Nit Whit had this to say [via Tim Graham and Jeff Goldstein]:

Sports gets so much attention, and people tune out the real world, that I try to take advantage of the opportunity to talk about the real world when sports lends itself to that and try to open people’s eyes. You know, I did not go as far as I’d like to go because my thoughts on the NRA and America’s gun culture – I believe the NRA is the new KKK. And that the arming of so many black youths, uh, and loading up our community with drugs, and then just having an open shooting gallery, is the work of people who obviously don’t have our best interests [at heart].

I think it’s obvious if you’ve traveled abroad, and traveled to countries where they have legitimate gun laws, that we don’t have to have what we have in America, where people somehow think a gun enhances their liberty, and that people somehow think a gun makes them safer. It just doesn’t. A gun turns some kids listening to music into a murder scene. And uh, you know, if you don’t have a gun, you drive home. You know, kids listening to some loud music, you don’t like it, you go home and complain to your wife. But when you have a gun, you open fire, potentially, and take the life of a child.

Jeff has published a very informative post on this whole subject, which includes a long quote from Stefan B. Tahmassebi that appeared in the George Mason Civil Rights Law Journal in 1991. A highlight from it:

The history of gun control in America possesses an ugly component: discrimination and oppression of blacks, other racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants, and other “unwanted elements,” including union organizers and agrarian reformers. Firearms laws were often enacted to disarm and facilitate repressive action against these groups.

The first gun control laws were enacted in the ante-bellum South forbidding blacks, whether free or slave, to possess arms, in order to maintain blacks in their servile status. After the Civil War, the South continued to pass restrictive firearms laws in order to deprive the newly freed blacks from exercising their rights of citizenship. During the later part of the 19th century and the early part of the 20th century, gun control laws were passed in the South in order to disarm agrarian reformers and in the North to disarm union organizers. In the North, a strong xenophobic reaction to recent waves of immigrants added further fuel for gun control laws which were used to disarm such persons. Other firearms ownership restrictions were adopted in order to repress the incipient black civil rights movement.

Another old American prejudice supported such gun control efforts, then as it does now: the idea that poor people, and especially the black poor, are not to be trusted with firearms. Even now, in many jurisdictions in which police departments have wide discretion in issuing firearm permits, the effect is that permits are rarely issued to poor or minority citizens.

The rest of the quote is well-worth a read, as are Jeff’s perceptive comments afterwards.

A highlight:

…That Whitlock conflates the NRA’s desire to keep men free and protected with the consequences of bad actors who kill using fire arms, is yet more proof that the victim culture — the culture of passing the responsibility off on some historical actor or some white-faced Devil who holds the wrong political views — is what is truly responsible for the plantation mentality of so many liberal blacks. Here’s my advice, unwanted, because it comes from a white man’s mouth: accept personal responsibility and stop looking for scapegoats. Sure, it will force you to look critically at yourself — which is far more difficult than merely lashing out at all the straw devils that people your fevered, tiny brain — but in the end, it is truly liberating, and it will put you in touch with those in this country who, despite your rank uselessness and your constant attempts to demonize them, nevertheless continue to protect your rights as well as their own.

It’s called being a fucking grown up.

Whitless Nitwit is to busy feeling smug and superior to care. Besides, because he’s black, his bosses will protect him and let him remain immature, so he has no incentive to grow-up and be a man. Kind of like a certain jug-eared nancy boy of our acquaintance, eh?

Frequent Protein Wisdom commentator palaeomerus left a Righteous Rant in the Comments section that is worth quoting in full [vulgarity ahead — but it's justified]:

Jason, I can’t help but notice, that to the new performing imbecile clowns in the press, almost everything is “the new Taliban”, “the new Nazi’s”, “the new rich fraternity party cruising rape gang”, “the new child molestation ring”, or “the new KKK”.

You overpaid hot house flowers don’t have the stones to fuck with the real KKK diminished as it is.

You don’t have the stones to fuck with four kids on a street corner whether they have guns or not. You lack the balls .

You routinely go after non confrontational, law abiding people, as a substitute, for finding in your fat twisted hearts, the necessary outrage to condemn an actual vicious thuggish criminal murderer who just blew away the mother of his child in front of her own mother, went to a stadium to bother his coach one last time (which you dolts tried to pass off as kind of classy) and then shot himself.

The problem wasn’t the gun Jason. Lots of people use guns responsibly because they aren’t idiots like you and other the paranoid gun-phobic pussies and cynical political hacks, who think a piece of polymer and steel is a little demon that drives people mad and kills them by itself.

The big problem was that your precious little football player was a violent, piece of shit,. He was a dangerous, over indulged, asshole, and a man-child who should have been locked up or living under close supervision. The people around him KNEW he was a time bomb. They saw the signs. They did nothing.

But there are some little problems too. They didn’t cause the event, but they helped to exacerbate it and facilitated it to a certain extent. Can you guess what the little problems were?

The little problems were the NFL and sports writing chumps like YOU, stupidly propping this fucking lunatic up as a hero and a good guy AFTER he did what he did, you spineless pieces of shit.

The little problems were every single one of the vapid, morally confused, delusional assholes who tried to blame head injuries, drugs, society, race, and a gun, for the actions of the kind of sick piece of shit, who willingly would hurt or kill his own family over a potential breakup, because in his dim, bully-thug mind they were NOTHING but a form of chattel property that had no right to live if they chose to leave his violent, always angry, out of control, ass.

You dumb shits even did this when Chris Bennoit killed his own wife and child. You blamed ‘roids for it.

The whole sports reporting culture is sick. You portray these pitiful, mentally crippled, unstable, inarticulate “jocks” demigods and glorify them even when you know that they should not be let alone with anybody smaller than them who is not armed. Even when they prove to be frauds and con-men. Even when they spread hateful rhetoric. Even when they get hooked on drugs or spend themselves into bankruptcy, or quit to run a pot clinic in Japan. You portray them as beyond shame, above standards of adult conduct, accountable only for performance in a competition and how they are marketed.

And I doubt a rich NFL player would let a law about hand guns keep him from getting a hand gun anyway. He sure didn’t follow the laws against murder did he?

If I had a son or daughter I would not let them watch or listen to you dim witted sports reporter stooges making fools of themselves day after day. You aren’t worthy of public attention.

Fuck you. Fuck your articles. Fuck your networks and feature syndicates. Fuck your bullshit careers. Fuck your mouth breathing fans. And most of all, fuck the bully pulpit you jack-offs do not come close to deserving. You can’t even understand life well enough to condemn a man who just killed the mother of his child and himself.

Dead solid perfect.

In a follow-up comment, he writes:

You sports press guys loved this murderer and yet you hated Tim Tebow. Think about that for a minute Jason Whitlock, you soulless empty suit, with stars in his eyes for a murder just because he had a sports uniform.

Take heart, palaeo: Whitlock is disabled in that he has a big hole in his soul. You know, deep down, he is one miserable fuck.

 From Bob Belvedere at The Camp: http://thecampofthesaints.org/

Here Comes Good Ole Socialist Medicine from England to The US – ObamaCommieCare

December 7, 2012

Husband of Labour MP got poor care and died neglected under UK national healthcare

by 1389 on December 5, 2012

Socialized medicine is no medicine at all – not even for the socialists themselves.

MP Ann Clwyd and Owen Roberts

Says citizen_q:

These stories about the NHS failures in the UK really push my buttons. The people pushing to nationalize our healthcare admire the NHS. I like how the hospital offered to investigate after the patient died. It sounds to me like the disingenuous calls by comrade zero and klinton after Benghazi.

Investigations don’t bring back the dead.

My husband died like a battery hen, frightened, cold and ignored by hospital staff: MP’s tearful attack on NHS care

A senior MP broke down in tears yesterday as she condemned the ‘coldness, indifference and contempt’ of nurses she blames for her husband’s death.

Ann Clwyd said her beloved Owen Roberts died ‘like a battery hen’ after her repeated pleas for NHS nurses to help him were ‘brushed aside’.

Miss Clwyd, a Labour MP for 28 years, sobbed as she revealed she has nightmares over the way Mr Roberts died six weeks ago ‘from the cold and from people who didn’t care’.

At one stage, she said, her 6ft 2in husband was ‘squashed up against the iron bars of the bed’ and nurses cried ‘anybody for breakfast’ at the very moment that he passed away.

Her excoriating verdict on the NHS came as the chief nursing officer for England called for more compassion in hospitals. Jane Cummings said such values should be ‘embedded’ in public health care.

Miss Clwyd’s husband, a former head of news and current affairs at BBC Wales and an ITV executive, had multiple sclerosis and died, aged 73, on October 23 this year at University Hospital of Wales, in Cardiff.

She said he had hospital-induced pneumonia and nurses did not keep him warm or care for him.

The day before he died, she visited him from 2.30pm to 10.30pm, and wrote in a text message to a friend at 10.59pm: ‘No doctor has been to see him since this morning. Very few nurses around either. Not very happy with the set up.’ At 5am the next day she was called in and found her husband wearing an oxygen mask.

In an emotional interview on Radio 4’s The World at One, Miss Clwyd said: ‘He didn’t have any clothes over him, he was half-covered by two, very thin, inadequate sheets, his feet were sticking out of the bed at an angle, and he was extremely cold. I tried to cover him with a towel.

‘He was very distressed and totally aware of his situation and, although unable to speak because of the oxygen mask, he made it clear he was cold and wanted to come home. Well, a few hours later, he died.’

The 75-year-old MP for Cynon Valley claimed she had seen a nurses’ round only ‘once’ during her entire eight-hour visit the day before his death.

She said: ‘I kept asking people. I would go into the corridor and there were just no nurses around. I stopped one nurse in the corridor and asked her why he wasn’t in intensive care. She said, “There are lots of people worse than him”, and she walked on. I previously stopped another nurse and asked when a doctor had last seen him, and I was just brushed aside, and told a doctor had been to the floor but had not seen my husband, but she said, “We know what to do.”

‘Well I feel that “we know what to do” meant “do nothing”.’
[...]
Last night the hospital’s executive director of nursing, Ruth Walker, said staff had offered to meet Miss Clwyd so that a formal investigation could begin. ‘We take such matters extremely seriously,’ she said.

‘We will not tolerate poor care which is why it is so important that each incident is fully investigated so that we can drive up standards and provide patients and their families with the quality of care they need and deserve.’

More here.

From 1389 Blog: http://1389blog.com/

Excellent Argument for Guns in America

December 7, 2012

From The Daley Gator

What is The Moral of This Story? Don’t Hire Polish Contractors with A Bulldozer

December 7, 2012

Builders Bulldoze Historic French Chateau By Mistake After Its Owner Tells Them To Demolish An Outhouse On The Estate

December 6, 2012

Builders Bulldoze Historic French Chateau By Mistake After Its Owner Tells Them To Demolish An Outhouse On The Estate – Daily Mail

Blundering builders mistakenly bulldozed an 18th-century chateau in the heart of France’s picturesque wine country – when they were only supposed to knock down an outhouse on its estate.

Chateau de Bellevue, 12km to the east of Bordeaux, once boasted 140,000-square-feet of grand reception rooms, ornate fireplaces, winding marble staircases and imposing granite balconies.

Then its new owner, a Russian millionaire businessman, employed a team of Polish builders to renovate the manor to its former baroque glory, including the removal of one small building.

But the workers apparently misunderstood the instructions and pulled down the castle instead, leaving the outhouse completely untouched.


No you see it: The Chateau de Bellevue was considered a local treasure boasting a grand hall that could host some 200 people, as well as a sweeping stone staircase


Now you don’t: Workers who were hired to renovate the grand 140,000-square-foot manor and raze a small building on the same estate in southwest France mixed them up

‘The Chateau de Bellevue was Yvrac’s pride and joy,’ said former owner Juliette Marmie. ‘The whole village is in shock. How can this construction firm make such a mistake?’

Local media reported that the construction company misunderstood the renovation plans of the current owner, Russian businessman Dmitry Stroskin, to clean up and renovate the manor.

Stroskin was away when the calamity occurred and returned home to discover his chateau, a local treasure whose grand hall could host some 200 people, was nothing but rubble.


‘We’re in shock’: The outhouse that the builders were supposed to destroy is now the only part of the once lavish property still standing


Piles of rubble: The Polish builders misunderstood the instructions to clean up the building and restore it to its former glory


Task ahead: The castle’s Russian millionaire owner Dmitry Stroskin has vowed to rebuild it stone by stone into an exact replica

Stroskin, who works in Warsaw, told the local paper Sud Ouest: ‘I didn’t know the chateau had been destroyed, I’m in shock. Even if it was in a very bad state, I had wanted to renovate it.’

He told them he plans to build an exact replica of lost manor on the site.

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From The Daley Gator: http://thedaleygator.wordpress.com/

You Don’t Deserve…

December 7, 2012