Sunday, September 30, 2012

Obama Sees America As A Victimizer

Exposing the hypocrisy of despising America (hat tip to Dcat of Razor Sharp Claws):


I wonder how many potential voters that Alfonzo Rachel and Zonation reach?

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Weekend Break From Politics

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Soothe your soul, and enjoy this example of musical creativity:

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Vandal: Journalist Mona Eltahawy

(Two posts today.  Please scroll down)

Must-see video showing Islamic values in action in NYC on September 25, 2012 (hat tip to Paladin):

Media Not Trustworthy

By Sam Huntington

According to Gallup, six in ten Americans express little or no confidence in the accuracy or integrity of media news reporting.  Gallup thinks this is important because the revelation comes at a time when Americans rely on media to understand political platforms and perceptions of the presidential candidates.  One wonders how media can be important when most people question its objectivity.

Republicans and independents distrust the media most, leaving democrats and communists willing to give a blind eye to media biases.  Gallup tells us that since this poll, enthusiasm among democrats for voting increased significantly.  Really?  Now we are wondering how objective Gallup is.

Nevertheless, the Gallup data is interesting.  Check it out.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

This Graphic Says It All

With a hat tip to Texas Fred for the graphic below:


Those in love with the myth of Barack Hussein Obama – and many who voted for him were taken in by that contrived myth – should get the stars out of their eyes by reading THIS and THIS.

Ignorance cannot forever remain bliss.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Double Edged Sword

We are engaged in "Saigon in slow motion," as Tammy Swofford opined in Pakistan's Daily Times on August 18, 2012, well before the filmifada.

A taste of the essay:
It is pleasant to consider that the Pentagon remembers the lessons of the past, those learned in Vietnam. It is where the US military first put a ‘win hearts and minds’ paradigm into play. Vietnam was the initial military laboratory for a two-pronged foreign engagement for a regional conflict that sought to beat back communism whilst also making our policies palatable within a distinct cultural setting.

Military planners have also sought the same in Afghanistan...

[...]

As we wind down in Afghanistan, there will not be a defining ‘win’, rather a lot of spin. This may not be Saigon. But it is Saigon in slow motion for the families receiving back their dead, killed in such manner as meted out in Afghanistan.
Read Tammy Swofford's entire essay HERE. Worth your time.

Consider the September 23, 2012 video below the fold (Apologies for the commercial that may air at the beginning):

Monday, September 24, 2012

More Devolving

Devolving into what, I'm not exactly sure.  Absurdity, certainly.

From this article (hat tip to Chuck Thinks Right):
Oregon Principal Claims That Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwiches Might Be Racist

Portland, OR – Elementary school principal Verenice Gutierrez suggested that peanut butter and jelly sandwiches might be racist and culturally offensive during an interview with the Portland Tribune....We now live in a world that is so politically correct, that what we eat for lunch might offend others dining at the same table. The Harvey Scott K-8 administrator was discussing the district’s equity training program which was created to lessen the achievement gap, when comparing the popular lunchbox staple to potential racism.

The Oregon principal “picks up on the subtle language of racism” every day, and used the seemingly innocent looking peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to illustrate her point, according to Fox News.

Verenice Gutierrez had this to say about the allegedly offensive bread spread:

“Another way would be to say, Americans eat peanut butter and jelly, do you have anything like that. Let them tell you. Maybe they eat torta or pita. What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?”


The district’s equity program is entitled, “Courageous Conversation” and it is designed to take educators on a journey through an intense course so they can understand their own white privilege...

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Personal Photos

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With the September 13 arrival of a kitten to the household and the purchase of a new camera, I have reactivated my photos site.

See my latest photos HERE.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Weekend Break From Politics

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A beautiful and poignant song written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn (arranged by Gordon Jenkins) from the 1966 Grammy Award winning album September of My Years:


The list of tracks on the album:

Friday, September 21, 2012

Forcing America Into Dhimmitude

(With thanks to Mustang, who emailed me the links in this post)

Various Muslim organizations, several of which are arms of the Muslim Brotherhood or like groups, sent a letter dated October 19, 2011, to several high-ranking federal officials.

According to Thomas More Law Center, in an entry entitled "Muslim Letter that Prompted the Pentagon to Purge Military Instruction 'Offensive to Islam,'" dated September 20, 2012:

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Threatening Brotherhood, Part II

by Sam Huntington

Who are the Salafists? They are an enigma because while the word suggests moderate, Salafists are actually among the most violent of the Sunni movement, which includes Wahhabism. It is literalist and puritanical Islam. Salafist is a word recently developed as part of the pretense suggesting moderation among the Muslim Brotherhood. The term also describes Palestinian groups Jaish al Islam and Jaish al Umma. Salafism is an Egyptian invention, and here’s how it happened:

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

First Amendment Rights

Will the Department of Justice attempt to criminalize speech against Islam? Please watch the short video below the fold (hat tip to Infidel Bloggers Alliance).

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A Threatening Brotherhood, Part I

by Sam Huntington

The west, it seems, has never found an effective way of dealing with Semitic peoples, other than utter ruthlessness and barbarity, which to date has only yielded us a temporary result. Part of this can be explained by the fact that most westerners do not understand who or what it is they are dealing with, which suggests that on occasion, our friend Damien Charles does have a point. If we seek to understand the Middle East, then we must evaluate Arab culture and Islam: they are predominant factors explaining why the Middle Eastern people are living in the far distant past.

Let’s begin with these facts: Most Arabs are Muslims.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Islamophobic Guilt

(With thanks to Will, who emailed me graphic below)


Worth your time and consideration (from Jihad Watch):


The 21st Century meme of Islamophobic guilt is replacing the 20th Century meme of white guilt.

Excerpt from Breitbart's article Anti-Islam Filmmaker Donated Million Dollars To Obama Campaign below the fold:

Saturday, September 15, 2012

New Addition To The Family

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Amber!

The pictures below were taken at Amber's foster home, where she was living in a luxury van in the cool shade of the mountains of West Virginia.


Friday, September 14, 2012

This Week On The Gathering Storm

Listen to The Gathering Storm Radio Show, hosted by WC and yours truly. The show broadcasts live for 30 minutes every Friday beginning at noon, Pacific Time.

The call-in number is 646-915-9870. Callers welcome!

Our scheduled guest this week is Allen Mitchum, a practicing attorney and the author of the thriller 28 Pages.  According to Mr. Mitchum's web site:  The idea for his first novel 28 Pages, was born out of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001....Allen's first published novel...was selected as a semifinalist in the in The Kindle Book Review's Best Indie Books of 2012 Contest.

Access the September 14, 2012 edition of The Gathering Storm Radio Show, live or later, by CLICKING HERE.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Gasping Here

I work a heavy schedule on Tuesdays through Thursdays.   Yet, no matter how tired I am or how much "school work" I have to do, every day after I get home from work, I head to the computer to check on the day's news.

Since early Wednesday morning on September 12, I've been reading news stories that take my breath away.

I find it impossible to believe that Obama doesn't understand the significance of what's transpiring in the Middle East right now.

I've come to the conclusion that Obama approves of and wants these events to occur.  In other words, he's doing exactly what he wants to do in the present situation. 

I have come to this conclusion after reading THIS a few minutes ago.

Americans Fight for their Liberty

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Breaking News: Is It 1979 Again?

Fruits of the Arab spring: U.S. Libyan Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, one of the first Americans on the ground in Benghazi and a man who was trying to help Libya lay the foundations for a free nation, and three other embassy staff assassinated in Libya when the U.S. consulate was attacked.

Some basic information about the 1979 Iranian Revolution

Just yesterday, on the eleventh anniversary of 9/11, the United States Embassy apologized for freedom of expression after the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, was overrun, the American flag taken down, and the black flag of jihad raised.

The Electoral College


Our Founders never intended for America to be a democracy.

If you're interested in more on the topic of the electoral college, see The Pro's and Con's of the Electoral College System.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Never Forget

Even if you don't care for Bruce Springsteen, please listen to these two songs from The Rising, a collection of songs that he composed in response to 9/11:




(the story behind The Rising)

The passage of time helps to assuage grief, but nothing ever completely wipes away grief – especially when a loved one is murdered. I know because, over forty years ago, I lost a beloved family member to murder just a few days before a family reunion.

Never forget exactly who committed the vile deeds on 9/11 (Please watch the video timeline!) in the name of Allah and who still commit such murders in the name of Allah.

Never forget.

To forget is to desecrate the memory of the nearly 3000 who perished that day and to betray America herself.

Monday, September 10, 2012

The DNC And Israel

(If you need some background on the 2012 DNC Party Platform and how that platform relates to the title of today's blog post, see THIS and THIS over at Mike's America.)

The video of the second change to the 2012 DNC Party Platform is a must-watch if you haven't already seen it:


So, why did DNC change the platform the first time so as to remove certain language about Israel?  From time marker 0:26-0:60, the CNN video below offers a clue (hat tip to Will of MFS - The Other News):


There is more to the story of the language in the 2012 DNC Party Platform. From Debbie of Right Truth:
After DNC delegates denying God (and Israel) three times, they still got their way in the end. Breitbart reports that full pro-Israel language from the 2008 platform has not been and will not be restored...
Check out the entirety of Debbie's post HERE.  Worth your time if you are interested in this topic.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Is Bain Evil?

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Unless you've been living under a rock for months, you already know that the Democratic Party is demonizing Bain Capital as a result of Mitt Romney's being one of the founders.

Certain facts about Bain Capital bear consideration (hat tip to Z!), and the GOP needs to bring out these facts.

Weekend Break From Politics

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The first week of the school term is always grueling.

But I have to say that I am posting joyous music today precisely because this past week has brought into my classes many powerhouse students, both previous students and new students.

In fact, one fifth-grade girl new to the homeschool group ended her introduction of herself with these words, music to my heart: "I love a challenge"! She means those words, too. When the day started, she was enrolled in only one class; by day's end, her mother had enrolled her a second class.

"Ode to Joy" from Beethoven's Symphony No. 9:


Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in its entirely below the fold.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Blame Bush? Ahem.

(Keep scrolling. Don't miss Sam's post today!)

What the Democratic Party doesn't want 2012 voters to remember (hat tip to Cube):

A New Golden Age

By Sam Huntington

The Heritage Foundation recently suggested that changing America’s course is within our grasp and offered a few suggestions how we might achieve a new golden age: hard work and personal achievement. Bless their little pea-picking hearts …

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Obama Bucks

Oh heck yeah ... sign me up!


But since we're talking about the economy, here's an interesting comparison ...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Banking Flap

by Sam Huntington

Banking and Finance is awfully difficult to understand for most people, and that complexity probably explains why no one understands banking and finance. In fact, I have often wondered if they didn’t purposely make it complicated because that way, it is easier to pull the wool over our eyes.

Still, there is a flap going on between the United States and foreign banks. The issue is whether some banks are ignoring US sanctions against Iran. One of these banks is British owned Standard Charter. The flap began when the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) threatened to cancel its state banking license. Why? Because according to the State of New York, Standard Charter has “gone rogue,” and has decided to ignore US sanctions on Iran.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Inside Report: The DNC

by Sam Huntington

Our insiders at the Democratic National Convention tell us Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is in a snit (again). Once more determined to include a major supporter of global terrorism at the dais during the nominating convention, Jimmy Carter nevertheless turned down the invitation and instead will deliver a previously recorded, heavily edited address on opening night. Carter, 87, hasn’t issued a cogent public statement since 1979 when he told the Iranian government, “You better stop it.”

Monday, September 3, 2012

Back To School On September 4

(Two posts today. Keep scrolling for today's political humor)

The homeschool classes that I teach resume tomorrow. 

As a result of the anticipated work load this first week of classes, I am turning over to Sam the management of this blog through Thursday.

National Empty Chair Day!

Labor Day has been replaced because there are no jobs.


National Empty Chair Day
“We own this country . . . Politicians are employees of ours . . . And when somebody does not do the job, we’ve got to let them go.” –Clint Eastwood

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Holiday Weekend Break From Politics

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Vivaldi's Four Seasons "Summer Sand" animation film by Ferenc Cakó, a unique presentation to feed the soul on this Labor Day weekend, traditionally the last weekend of summer:

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Quote Of The Day (from RNC 2012)

Clint Eastwood, who has a new film due for release on September 21:

You, we — we own this country. We — we own it. It is not you owning it, and not politicians owning it. Politicians are employees of ours. And — so — they are just going to come around and beg for votes every few years. It is the same old deal. But I just think it is important that you realize, that you’re the best in the world. Whether you are a Democrat or Republican or whether you’re libertarian or whatever, you are the best. And we should not ever forget that. And when somebody does not do the job, we got to let them go.



Clint Eastwood RNC 2012 bumper stickers are now available for purchase HERE.

Below the fold are the video of the complete speech given by Clint Eastwood and a link to some reading.