Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Open challenge to new White House propaganda czar: Let’s talk ‘Gunwalker'

Open challenge to new White House propaganda czar: Let’s talk ‘Gunwalker':

"“The Obama administration has created and staffed a new position tucked inside their communications shop for helping coordinate rapid response to unfavorable stories and fostering and improving relations with the progressive online community,” The Huffington Post’s Sam Stein writes.

'’This week, Jesse Lee will move from the new media department into a role in the communications department as Director of Progressive Media & Online Response,’ read an internal memo from Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer, provided to The Huffington Post,’” Stein explains.

“Lee is a personal friend of Stein,” HuffPo discloses.

Well, that explains the puff piece.

Just so we’re clear: Your tax dollars are going to fund a propaganda effort to give talking points to the mainstream media.

Wait—that’s not fair. This specifically says he’s dealing with “the progressive online community.”

Sorry. With “Tingles” claiming Obama is the new Kennedy and Bill Clinton is the voice of God, it’s hard to keep the two compartmentalized.

And about that “progressive community”—isn’t the Congressional Progressive Caucus closely aligned with subversives like the Democratic Socialists of America, itself an affiliate of Socialist International?"

Manning On obama...

Manning On obama...

Dancing Towards Doomsday

Dancing Towards Doomsday:

"The Bible speaks of a time to come in the 'last days' that will involve the whole world at war. Jesus himself says in Matthew 24 that in that war everyone on earth would die unless God himself stepped in. II Timothy 3:1 calls these last days 'perilous times', and they are.

Think about it.

Throughout most of earth history the entire population of the earth being wiped out simultaneously was hard to picture. That changed, however, with the invention of the atomic bomb in 1945. Suddenly the prediction Jesus made didn't seem far-fetched at all!"

You Will Respect My Authoritah!

"Article. VI. Clause 2 of the Constitution states:

'This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.'

This simply means that the Constitution is the supreme law of the land and any federal laws made in accordance with the Constitution (thus being Constitutional) are also therefore the supreme law of the land.

I ask you Texans, where is your modern day line in the sand? For that matter, each state should answer that question. I think Americans have just about had enough. No amount of slick governmental propaganda will make this go away. It is shaping up to be one hell of a fight for our freedoms and Texas is the tip of the spear. The DOJ and TSA – well, you can go to hell, we’ll stand with Texas.

'They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.' Benjamin Franklin"

Get a Grip, Wishy Washy GOP! Dems Pull Off Fraud Win in NY-26

"Yep, folks, the Tea Party's finished! Tea Party's over. Obama's gonna win with 80% of the vote. Yep, yep, that's what this means.

That's what they're telling themselves.

Don't doubt me.


You're forged! Trump declares Obama's birth certificate fake

You're forged! Trump declares Obama's birth certificate fake:

"Billionaire businessman Donald Trump, who staged a weeks-long public campaign questioning Barack Obama's eligibility to be president during March and April – and rose to the top of the pool of potential candidates for the 2012 GOP nomination then as a result – says he believes the 'birth certificate' released by the White House is forged.

His comments came yesterday in a telephone call to WND senior reporter Jerome Corsi, Ph.D., who is appearing on wall-to-wall radio programs – between 10 and 20 per day – to respond to questions about his latest best-seller, 'Where's the Birth Certificate?

The Case That Barack Obama is Not Eligible to be President.'

Trump asked Corsi about the book, its evidence and what is happening next in the effort to document whether Obama is, in fact, constitutionally qualified for the presidency under Article 2, Section 1's 'natural born citizen' requirement."

Chuck Baldwin -- Government Cannot Be Trusted To Police Itself

Chuck Baldwin -- Government Cannot Be Trusted To Police Itself:

"Does anyone find it more than interesting (and even paradoxical) that while the US military is being used more and more as international policemen, local and State law enforcement personnel are often being used more and more like military troops (and taking on the appearance, procedures, and tactics of military troops)?


Traditionally, it was never the role of local and State law enforcement personnel to act like soldiers. Police officers have no 'enemy' to seek out and destroy. Their job is to protect, not punish. The citizens of their State, county, or city are not the enemy.

I recently had a well-meaning police lieutenant tell me that his primary concern was that his officers were protected. That is all well and good, and I certainly understand his concern for his officers. However, when a man or woman puts on the uniform of a police officer (or sheriff's deputy), he or she is saying that they are willing to sacrifice their lives in order to make sure that the citizens of their community stay protected.

The 'us versus them' attitude of many police officers today is very harmful to the principles of freedom and liberty."

The Judge: Peaceful Republic or Police State? � Blog

The Judge: Peaceful Republic or Police State? Blog:

"Previous: Nullification on the Left Coast, and Everywhere | LRC Home | LRC Blog | Next: Police State Update

May 23, 2011
The Judge: Peaceful Republic or Police State?
Posted by Lew Rockwell on May 23, 2011 06:05 PM

(Thanks to Travis Holte)"

Is Barry Soetoro Guilty of Treason and Fraud Against America?| The Post & Email

Is Barry Soetoro Guilty of Treason and Fraud Against America?| The Post & Email: "Is Barry Soetoro Guilty of Treason and Fraud Against America?
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by Jack the Marine"

"America has been completely infiltrated by evil marxist/communist/islamist destroyers, from the office of POTUS, the DOJ, the SCOTUS and all the way down through the state governments and courts, to some county sheriffs. Apparently corruption does run downhill. And let’s not forget that they own and control all of the main-sleaze-media. Most American citizens were raised on television and are completely programmed to accept whatever propaganda that spews forth from the pieholes of the traitorous media/talking heads. 

The coup is now complete. The US Constitution and Rule of Law are completely disregarded and the ugly reality is that We the People have absolutely nowhere to go for redress of grievances."

"Having said that, the observation could be made that this huge, powerful source of intellectual energy has of late been  focused on the seemingly infinite minutiae of the latest fraudulent  birth certificate or Social Security number details. By all appearances, this known-to-be  fraudulent LFBC was intentionally released to confuse and distract the opposition. 
Meanwhile Barry Soetoro and his evil minions go merrily about their business of destroying America with full protection and immunity by the DOJ. They don’t even care that it’s fraudulent. I’ll possibly catch a lot of heat for that comment, so just hear me out."
Hey, See the Reader Responses on each article,
they are gems in themselves!

Gunny G: BLOGGER 1984 +



Government Internet Takeover Continues Apace

Government Internet Takeover Continues Apace

Moves to place restrictions and controls on the internet by Western governments are gathering pace, with the US setting the standard as the Department of Homeland Security seized yet more domain names over the weekend and shut down several websites under the guise of piracy and copyright regulations.

Japanese Government Pays 60 Trillion Yen to Stop More H.A.A.R.P. Attacks |

"The cowardly Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan handed 60 trillion yen HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Reasearch Program) over to the Federal Reserve Board crime syndicate immediately after his country was attacked with HAARP and nuclear terror, according to Japanese security police sources. The extortion money was paid off following threats to use HAARP to cause Mt. Fuji to erupt.

For those of you still too brainwashed to believe such a thing is possible, please take a look at the following transcript available on the US Defense Department’s home page:"

Store clerk: Best-selling book probing Obama 'withdrawn' Borders representative bases answer on fake Esquire article Read more: Store clerk: Best-selling book probing Obama 'withdrawn'

A clerk at a Borders bookstore in California has been telling customers that the hot-selling "Where's the Birth Certificate?" has been withdrawn from the market by the publisher – basing his answers on a fraudulent story published by Esquire.
The issue was noticed by a WND reader, who reported calling the Borders store in Northridge, Calif., seeking the book. He reported via e-mail:

I called the store and asked if they had the book, "Where's the Birth Certificate?" by Jerome Corsi and the guy laughed at me and said he wasn't sure but he would look for me. He went on to say isn't that outdated being Obama just released his birth certificate and shouldn't they at least rename it. So, I played with him a bit and said the book was far beyond just the birth certificate issue and told him maybe it should be renamed "Where's the Real Birth Certificate?" and he said, why is it fake? I said many people that have examined the online image have stated it was indeed a manipulated document. He said well they must be right, in a smart-a-- tone. Anyway, after that he put me on a hold for a few minutes and then came back on and said he searched and they do not carry the book and said he was just told the publisher pulled the book."
Support WND's "Esquire Justice Fund" to support lawsuits against Mark Warren, Esquire and the Hearst Corporation for its malicious attack on Jerome Corsi's book.
A subsequent telephone call to the store by WND confirmed the conversation, as a clerk said, "I think they pulled it."
"We had it, but I'm almost certain the publisher pulled it," he continued. "They didn't figure anyone would buy the book once the birth certificate was disclosed."
When pressed to check the facts, the clerk returned after a few minutes and confirmed that the store, in fact, had found "one copy" of the book "in the back."
(Story continues below)

A Modern Declaration of Independence

"The current system, domineered by corrupt, career politicians and the corporations and banks that manage them like a troupe of actors, seeks to monopolize power on all levels. We are witnessing a “global government” taking shape, with “global institutions” that make decrees, laws, and even war not based on the greater good of humanity, but for the greater good of a corporate-financier oligarchy seeking to spread their power and influence to the four corners of the globe.

They have done so under the poorly dressed guise of “human rights,” “freedom,” and “democracy.” As the cheap veneer that covers their true designs peels away, we are outraged but perhaps at a loss of what to do.

We are witnessing the destruction and despoiling of Libya, US-funded uprisings creating unmitigated chaos across Syria, a fake-revolution destabilizing and threatening the future of 80 million Egyptians at the hands of a US International Crisis Group stooge, Mohamed ElBaradei.

And while disingenuous pundits still try to convince us that these are real revolutions and that real change is around the corner, we are on a road that leads to nothing more than absolute subjugation, exploitation, and inevitably much worse."

Alex Jones' Prison

Alex Jones' Prison

"Powerful Bi-Partisan Caucus Prepares to Fight TSA

If the TSA and the federal government thought that their mafia-like elimination of the anti-grope down bill in Texas was the end of the line for resistance against the wholesale TSA takeover of society, they can think again.

A nationwide caucus of powerful lawmakers is now activating in a bid to eviscerate the TSA power grab that has stripped Americans of their dignity and constitutional right to privacy.

Alex Jones' Prison

"Not Enjoying TSA Grope-Down is a Suspicious Activity

The TSA wants you know that should you express any kind of dissatisfaction at having to be prodded, groped or forced through a radiation firing naked body scanner, you will be treated as suspicious.


Canada Free Press: Online conservative newspaper, News, Politics, Editorials

Canada Free Press: Online conservative newspaper, News, Politics, Editorials:

"Truth beware: The Internet “Obamanator” is here
By Doug Hagmann & Joseph Hagmann Full Story

imageInternet web sites, pundits, bloggers, commentators and denizens of the “alternative media” who are critical of Barack Hussein Obama beware, as you will now be “officially” in the crosshairs of the Obama White House. As part of his 2012 re-election campaign, the Obama administration this week created an “online rapid response team” tasked specifically with quashing any Internet articles and news critical of Obama.

This team is headed by Internet guru Jesse C. LEE, 31 of Tacoma Park, Maryland, who was named the “Director of Progressive Media & Online Response.” Unsurprisingly, this is the first administration in history to ever create such a position, and LEE is well suited to head the Ministry of Propaganda, err… the Progressive Media &"

Reid Preempts Paul, Slips Patriot Act in Small Business Bill

Reid Preempts Paul, Slips Patriot Act in Small Business Bill:

"Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has circumvented a call by the newly elected senator from Kentucky, Rand Paul, to debate the Patriot Act.

In order to prevent a filibuster, Reid performed “some procedural gymnastics,” according toFox News, and slipped Patriot Act language into a House small business bill that is considered filibuster-proof.

In doing so, Reid has skirted objections to the bill led by Paul and has moved closer to extending the Patriot Act without debate. Democrats have applauded this effort to rush the extension into law without debate.

“The suggestion that the extension should be debated fueled considerable opposition, particularly from Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D – CA), who insisted it would be a ‘huge mistake’ to debate the bill and might threaten national security,” writes Jason Ditz."

Obama: We’re working on gun control “under the radar”

Obama: We’re working on gun control “under the radar”:

"The Department of Justice reportedly is holding meetings discussing the White House’s options for enacting regulations on its own or through adjoining agencies and departments. “Administration officials said talk of executive orders or agency action are among a host of options that President Barack Obama and his advisers are considering. “

That also matches up with Obama’s approach on … nearly everything, it seems. Regulatory adventurism has been a hallmark of every other Obama priority, whether it be health care, financial-services reform, labor policy, and now on gun control. When his agenda is too radical for Congress, Obama simply plans to bypass Congress and rule by decree.

Glenn Reynolds headlined this under the banner “TRANSPARENCY.” That’s fitting, but “RADICAL” and “DISHONEST” work well, too. Here’s the problem for Democrats: Ever since the Clinton years, they have avoided gun control like the plague, and the courts have taken a libertarian view of the Second Amendment. How many of the incumbent Democrats in the Senate want to defend Obama on his power play to impose gun control by executive fiat in the dark? How will that fly in places like Missouri, Nebraska, and West Virginia? How about in open seats like Virginia’s, which Democrats hope to hold?"

DHS Merges with Pentagon and NSA Under Obama’s Cyber Threat Plan

DHS Merges with Pentagon and NSA Under Obama’s Cyber Threat Plan:

"Obama has proposed legislation that will give the Department of Homeland Security more “autonomy” in its effort to protect civilian computer networks from ostensible cyber attack, according to Information Week.

White House officials testified Monday before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs about the comprehensive plan presented by the administration two weeks ago to create legislation to protect critical infrastructure and networks. It will merge operations with the Pentagon.

CBS propaganda: Cyber threat will destroy super power status of the U.S.

“One key aspect of the plan is to put the DHS’s mission to protect U.S. federal civilian networks on par with the DOD’s mission to protect U.S. military networks, giving the DHS more autonomy to act against cyberthreats on behalf of the government than before,” writes Elizabeth Montalbano for the technology publication.

DHS has also sought to merge the effort with the NSA and various civilian operations."

The American Press| The Post & Email

The American Press| The Post & Email:
by One Pissed-off Vietnam Vet

"The press doesn’t report the truth because they don’t know any better. The mainstream media are proctors of lawlessness: go ahead and flush the Constitution; so what? These people are too shortsighted to see the end of the road, which is a bullet in the back of the head (if you’re lucky). They report that Islam is a religion, yet ignore history, even recent history of Europe. The truth is in a sixteen- minute movie which everyone says “Don’t watch” yet cannot refute: FITNA.

We, the United States and the rest of the world, have a future. Either we deal with it, or it’ll deal with us. Watch the movie FITNA, then decide what is truth."
Hey, See the Reader Responses on each article,
they are gems in themselves!

Gunny G: BLOGGER 1984 +



Arguments Regarding the Collapse of the World Trade Center Evaporate Upon Inspection

Arguments Regarding the Collapse of the World Trade Center Evaporate Upon Inspection:

"The Fires at the World Trade Centers Were NOT Very Hot

The government agency in charge of the investigation of why three buildings collapsed on 9/11 – the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – says that paint tests indicated low steel temperatures — 480 Fahrenheit — “despite pre-collapse exposure to fire”. NIST also no steel reached critical (half-strength) values of 600 Celsius (1112 degrees Fahrenheit) for any significant time.

Numerous top fire protection engineers have said that the fires in the World Trade Centers were not that hot. For example:"

9 Ways That The World Has Gotten Even Crazier In May

9 Ways That The World Has Gotten Even Crazier In May:

"Most of the time the mainstream media is very adept at lulling the American people to sleep, but things are starting to get so crazy out there that a growing minority of Americans are starting to sit up and take notice.

When I was away on vacation I kept a bit of an eye on the news, but I had no idea just how crazy things were getting until I returned home. These days more seems to happen in a single week than used to happen in an entire month. The globe has become an incredibly unstable place, and you never know what is going to happen next.

The following are 9 ways that the world has gotten even crazier in May"

Obama has Fallen Through The Outhouse Hole

Obama has Fallen Through The Outhouse Hole: "Obama has Fallen Through The Outhouse Hole
Flopping Aces ^ | 05-25-11 | Skookum

Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 10:05:58 AM by Starman417"

Lucifer's Demonic Complex - Setting the Stage For 666

Lucifer's Demonic Complex - Setting the Stage For 666: "Lucifer's Demonic Complex - Setting the Stage For 666 ^ | 5/25/11

Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 10:52:33 AM by The Ignorant Fisherman

As a biblical fundamentalist (one who believes in the realities and ETERNAL truths of the Holy Bible) I have one critique with those who give political commentary and analysis.

The average media personality today - whether they be a Left-wing reprobate or a Conservative, REFUSES to see the world, the events at hand and the overall picture of why the world is the way it is from Almighty God’s ETERNAL perspective (2 Cor. 4:3-4, Eph. 6:12, 1 John 2:16-17). These blinded individuals (Left or Right), posses an unbelieving subjective world view which blinds them to the true realities at hand, which is they are subjects to the highly organized Demonic Complex of heaven's fallen angelic host (2 Cor. 4:3-4, Eph. 2:1-2)."

Obama Proved Why Only Natural-Born Citizens Should Be POTUS

Obama Proved Why Only Natural-Born Citizens Should Be POTUS: "Obama Proved Why Only Natural-Born Citizens Should Be POTUS
His Master's Voice ^ | HMV

Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 11:20:12 AM by Hillary'sMoralVoid

Obama's actions in campaigning in Kenya against pro-American candidate and for a pro-communist candidate (on the taxpayer's dime under the guise of a 'fact-finding trip') speak volumes of the wisdom of the founding fathers' requirement that only NBC's serve as President."

White House Hires ‘Terminator’ To ‘Squash Negative Stories’ About Obama

White House Hires ‘Terminator’ To ‘Squash Negative Stories’ About Obama:

"“If you’re going to post something online about Obama that isn’t true, Lee is going to be the one to handle you,” reports Chris O’Shea, noting that the move is about “squashing any negative stories” that could derail Obama’s re-election bid.

Lee obviously sees himself taking the role of ‘Terminator’ in destroying ‘conspiracies’ and ‘disinformation’ about the Obama 2012 campaign, similar to how Obama-supporting prosecutors and sheriffs in Missouri threatened people with jail time for telling “lies” about Obama during the 2008 campaign. News agencies in Pennsylvania and Ohio were also sent threatening letters demanding they stop airing ads exposing Obama’s anti-gun stance.

This has nothing to do with circulating “lies” about Obama, this is about intimidating, silencing and smearing anyone who dares tell the truth about Obama’s record or his highly dubious personal history.


Defense Chief Warns on Military Pay

Defense Chief Warns on Military Pay:

"Clearly room for pay cuts at the top grades both officer and enlisted!

In the case of enlisted, the E8/E9 (supersgts) was a farce from the gitgo, i.e. 1960...

The original pre-1960 7 enlisted pay grades was good; if just a question of more pay an increase could have been effected t/o the enlisted ranks, especially those who do the work—privates, corporals, and buck sergeants!!!!!

Semper Fidelis
Gunny G
aka: Dick Gaines

('A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)"

Criminal home invaders pretending to be cops, or the real thing? Does it matter?

Criminal home invaders pretending to be cops, or the real thing? Does it matter?
St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 24 May, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann

Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 7:51:56 AM by marktwain

The slaughter in Tucson earlier this month of Marine veteran Jose Guerena, shot down by Tucson SWAT officers, should lead to some long, hard looks at the militarization of law enforcement, no-knock raids, and the "War on Drugs" in general. From the Arizona Daily Star: 

Jose Guerena, 26, a former Marine, was sleeping after the graveyard shift at Asarco Mission mine about 9:30 a.m. when his wife woke him saying she heard noises outside and a man was at their window. Guerena told his wife to hide in a closet with their 4-year-old son, his wife has said. He grabbed an AR-15 rifle and moments later was slumped in the kitchen, mortally wounded from a hail of gunfire. 

A "hail of gunfire" is right--these "peace officers" fired over 70 rounds at Guerena, with 60 hitting him. "Why," you might ask, "was that necessary?" Good question. ABC News provides the Pima County Sheriff's Department's answer:

At first the Pima County Sheriff's Office said that Guerena fired first . . .
But that turned out to be a bit of "crime drama" fiction, apparently:
. . . but on Wednesday officials backtracked and said he had not. "The safety was on and he could not fire," according to the sheriff's statement. 

Hmm--"could not fire," or had chosen not to? He was, after all, a Marine combat veteran, having served tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan--how plausible is it that he forgot to disengage the safety? Additionally, writer "Ghost32" points out in HubPages, the details we've gotten so far indicate a rather loose set of rules of engagement:

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

Death Squad Damage Control in Tucson by William Norman Grigg

"As reported by the Arizona Star, Storie insisted that if the Guerena family had permitted the armed intruders into their home, those inside 'probably … wouldn’t have been arrested.' This is because the 'warrant was not directed at any particular person, and Guerena’s home was not mentioned, but it was targeting whoever might be inside the residence....'

That is to say that this was not a legitimate search warrant, under the requirements imposed by the Fourth Amendment (and expressly incorporated in Arizona law through the state constitution). The instrument used as supposed justification for the armed assault was akin to the 'writs of assistance' used by British soldiers during the years leading up to the American colonial rebellion.

As Judge Andrew Napolitano summarizes, writs of assistance were 'self-written search warrants' that 'enabled [British] soldiers and government agents to enter any private building or dwelling and search for whatever they had authorized themselves to search for.'

In this way, occupation forces could invade any home or business they chose, confiscate any item they suspected might be contraband, and haul away in irons anybody who attracted their malevolent attention."

The Car That Thinks It's a Tank: Inside Obama's 'Beast' Cadillac That Is Being Flown From the U.S. to Drive Down the�Mall by Chris Greenwood and Rebecca English

The Car That Thinks It's a Tank: Inside Obama's 'Beast' Cadillac That Is Being Flown From the U.S. to Drive Down the�Mall by Chris Greenwood and Rebecca English:

"The 8-Ton Armored Limo-Tank
With Obama cowering inside.

"An extraordinary entourage will accompany President Obama and his wife Michelle when they sweep into London tomorrow.

The team of at least 500 will include White House aides, a six-doctor medical team and a squad of personal chefs. There will be more than 200 secret service agents, many of them armed.

The President will travel in ‘The Beast’, his gigantic bomb-proof General Motors Cadillac with eight-inch thick armour-plating on its doors. The limousine will be accompanied by a motorcade of at least 20 vehicles plus a dozen police motorcycle outriders.

Such is the emphasis on security that Mr Obama’s team has even asked to fit bomb-proof double glazing to the windows of his guest suite at Buckingham Palace.

The moves to increase the First Couple’s safety come in the wake of the killing of Osama bin Laden three weeks ago.

Also joining the President on the trip will be one military officer carrying a suitcase containing America’s nuclear missile launch codes, plus representatives of six departments of state."

Feds’ Threat to Cancel Flights in Texas Kills Anti-TSA Grope-Down Bill

Feds’ Threat to Cancel Flights in Texas Kills Anti-TSA Grope-Down Bill:

"An astounding Department of Justice threat to cancel airline flights to and from Texas, in addition to underhanded lobbying by TSA representatives, has killed efforts in the state to pass HB 1937, a bill that would have made invasive pat downs by TSA agents a felony.

HB 1937, a bill that would have made it “A criminal act for security personnel to touch a person’s private areas without probable cause as a condition of travel or as a condition of entry into a public place,” was headed for an imminent Senate vote in Texas having already passed the House unanimously 138-0, before the federal government stepped in to nix the legislation.

In a letter sent to Texas lawmakers, including to Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Speaker Joe Straus, the House Clerk, and the Senate Secretary, U.S. Attorney John E. Murphy threatened to cripple the airline industry in the state if legislators did not back down.

“If HR [sic] 1937 were enacted, the federal government would likely seek an emergency stay of the statute,” Murphy wrote. “Unless or until such a stay were granted, TSA would likely be required to cancel any flight or series of flights for which it could not ensure the safety of passengers and crew.”"

Does ’Merika Have a Culture? by Paul Craig Roberts

Does ’Merika Have a Culture? by Paul Craig Roberts:

"Are Americans Authoritarians?
Are their minds controlled by the state and its MSM?

"The culture of the United States is said to be a youth culture, which is defined in terms of entertainment: sex, rock music or its current equivalent, violent video games, sports, and TV reality shows. This culture has transformed the country and appears on the verge of transforming the rest of the world. There are even indications that secularized Arab and Iranian youth can’t wait to be liberated and to partake of this culture of porn-rock.

America’s former culture – accountable government, rule of law and presumption of innocence, respect for others and for principles, and manners – has gone by the wayside. Many Americans, especially younger ones, are not aware of what they have lost, because they don’t know what they had.

This was brought home to me yet again by some reader responses to my recent columns in which I pointed out that Strauss-Kahn, the IMF director (now former) accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid, was denied the presumption of innocence. I pointed out that the legal principle of innocent until proven guilty was violated by the police and media, and that Strauss-Kahn was convicted in the media not only prior to trial but also prior to his indictment."

On Patriotism by Fred Reed

On Patriotism by Fred Reed:

"Patriotism Is a Mental Disorder
It is nothing but the cohesion of the dog pack, says Fred Reed.

"Packery dominates society. Across the country high schools form basketball packs and do battle on the court, while cheerleaders jump and twirl, preferably in short skirts (here we have the other major instinct) to maintain patriotic fervor in the onlookers. Cities with NFL franchises hire bulky felons from around the country to bump forcefully into the parallel felons of other cities, arousing warlike sentiments among their respective fellow dogs.

Fans. Fans.

Such is their footballian enthusiasm that they will sometimes burn their own cities in delight at victory or disturbance at loss. Without the pack instinct, football would hardly matter to them at all.

It’s everywhere. The Olympics, the World Cup, racial groups, political parties – Crips and Bloods, all.

Part of patriotism is nationalism, the political expression of having given up to the pack all independence of thought.

Patriotism is of course incompatible with morality. This is more explicit in the soldier, a patriot who agrees to kill anyone he is told to kill by the various alpha-dogs – President, Fuehrer, emperor, Duce, generals."

Today's Toons 5/25/11

Today's Toons 5/25/11: "Today's Toons 5/25/11
The Right Reasons ^ | 5/25/11 | pookie18

Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 4:56:03 AM by pooki"