Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Dangers of the Speech In Cairo

Obama wants to unify the religions of the world, just one more step toward globalization and the ushering in of a new world order also known as a one world government. He wants Israel to allow Islam to establish a state with its capital in Jerusalem and put its religion on the same level as Christianity and Judaism. He wants Islam to have the same positive image as Christianity and Judaism and seems to be willing to rewrite history and paint an image of an Islam different than what it has shown itself as in order to change Islam's image globally and especially in the United States.

Why is this dangerous? Read Revelation 13:7,8.

"And it was given unto him (antichrist) to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the lamb slain from the foundation of the world."

The above verse will come to fruition once the religions of the world unite as a global religion.

The Bible says that there will be a terrible and successful attack on Israel. "I will gather all nations to Jerusalem to fight against it; the city will be captured, the houses ransacked, and the women raped. Half the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be taken from the city." (Zechariah 14:2) One only need to know their biblical scripture to know what comes after that.

Psalm 83 lists groups of Arab peoples who border Israel on every side. Psalm 83:2 "Come they say let us destroy them as a nation that the name of Israel be remembered no more." But this nation of ours should heed the warning in verses 13-17 of the Psalm that they will not be successful but will be punished for wanting to destroy Israel. Which side does this country want to be on in a battle between Israel and Arab nations? And if the United States decides not to fight with Israel but let her fight on her own, what will become of this nation?

For those who think that the Bible is only a book of fiction and that predicting the future with its verses is only grabbing at straws, one only need to read verses that have been fulfilled throughout history. The scattering of the Jews written in Deuteronomy 28:64 was fulfilled in AD135 by the Romans. The future persecution of the Jews throughout history was written in Deuteronomy 28:65-67. The regathering of the Jews written about in Deuteronomy 30:1-5 and in the book of Ezekial was fulfilled in 1948.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

100 Day Press Conference

Fox has decided not to air today's Presidential Press Conference and every numb nut out there is screaming from the rafters about how Fox isn't "fair and balanced". Helllllloooo! Fox News uses the "fair and balanced" logo and they are being just that by airing the Press Conference. Fox made the decision based on loss of ad revenue during Sweeps Week. They are still making it available on Fox News and Fox Business.

And for all those comments out there I've seen about how Republicans would have thrown a fit blah blah blah if a major network didn't carry a speech by George W. Bush, well it happened. Do your research. Fox didn't carry a Prime Time speech of GWB back in 1991.

I do find it funny that in place of the press conference, "Lie To Me" will be shown instead. And to further lighten the mood on the ridiculous accusations spewed at Fox over this, I leave you with this (click on to see all of the joke):

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A Lack of Education at Our Schools of Higher Learning

College campuses have been a place for protests for several decades in this country, so it amazes me that students are not protesting the proposal of in-state tuition for illegal aliens. What are they protesting? The speakers who are against proposals for in-state tuition for illegal aliens.

I'd say these protestors are ignorant but when they are students of higher learning and have the knowledge and resources readily available to them to research, their protest comes off as sheer stupidity.

Thumbs down to those students of University of North Carolina, Michigan State University, Georgetown, and Columbia who did not allow these speakers the freedom of speech on your campuses. Maybe you would've learned something that you obviously haven't learned yet in college.

You Might Want To Rethink This One

Seriously? As a homosexual, is this is who you want representing you? I know I know. You, per se, may not have picked him but he sure is putting himself out there as the spokesperson for gay marriage on shows like Larry King Live.
He and Janeane Garofolo need to mate and have their Anger Baby already.


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Future of Talk Radio

While on vacation I had the displeasure of reading an article on conservative talk radio. Although it was a displeasure, it is always important to educate ones self on all views. The reading material shall remain nameless because I wouldn't want such a one-sided left leaning publication to get more subscribers. And just to let you know, I didn't purchase it. It was left behind at the pool for anyone to read.

The main focus of the article was on Rush Limbaugh and the prediction that conservative talk radio will soon be extinct based on its findings that the average listener is a white male in his late 60's. Funny thing is, I doubt NPRs listening audience, of its political content, is all that different. It made mention of only the political analysts fitting that same bill such as Karl Rove, Newt Gingrich, and Dick Morris. The writer would have the reader believe that no non-caucasian conservatives exist. The writer of the article fed in to Obama's ridiculous warning and protest of Rush Limbaugh being the defacto leader of the GOP. I say ridiculous because Limbaugh is an opponent to Obama's ways of leadership for this country, and to jump from that to the defacto leader of the GOP is just laughable. A radio talk show host is not a threat to this country but leaders of countries like Iran and South Korea are. Limbaugh is a thorn in Obama's side but hardly a threat to this nation.

The average listener of conservative radio may be male, white, and late 60's but many of the calls I hear that come in to the various conservative radio talk shows out there are from females, African Americans, and persons younger than their 60's. That certainly isn't to say that conservatives should rest. The GOP certainly should have learned a lesson from the Democrats on early voting registration.

My vote for a conservative talk radio show of their own is Michelle Malkin. Add her to radio while keeping her blog to reach the internet crowd, and continue her television commentary spots. She's female, Asian American, and young. Get a smart young woman like Michelle, who can hold her own, her own show and conservative talk radio will not die. It will flourish.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I Promise To Help Weaken Us As A Nation By...

  • making my first phone call as President to Mahmoud Abbas the leader of the Fatah party in the Palestinian territory
  • by allowing an interview. The media in the U.S. have fawned all over me and never asked me the tough questions they should've been asking of a person who is going to be leading one of the most powerful countries in the world so I decided to give back....to Al Arabia television by granting them my first one-on-one interview as President.
  • by halting all the military trials of detainees formerly at Guantanamo Bay even though there is proof of some of the detainees ties to 9/11.
  • by closing all our CIA interrogation centers abroad. Why would we need intelligence overseas?
  • letting bygones be bygones and withdrawing all charges regarding the bombing of the USS Cole and The World Trade Center. I don't want to look too tough on terrorism because there is no war on terror. I got rid of that phrase as soon as I got in office.
  • doing what is important to our national interest by using up to $20.3 million dollars of our Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund for Palestinian migration needs. Oh, do some of them have ties and loyalties to Hamas? Oopsy.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hot Topic

The Iowa Supreme Court ruled the ban on same sex marriage unconstitutional. Many Iowans are hot over two things: the over night sneaky decision by its state Supreme Court with very little notification that the topic was even to be discussed and the denial to allow a vote on same sex marriage. Senators are elected by the people to represent the people even if that means those Senators don't agree with the people.

Iowa Governor Chet Culver (D) has said he believes that marriage is between a man and a woman but he will not support an amendment to ban gay marriage. He says there are more pressing matters that he needs to focus on like the economy. Gay marriage is a highly volatile topic in the state right now but the governor is using the economy as an excuse to wash his hands of it.

House Democrats decided in a private meeting that they don't want to vote this year on whether to start an amendment process against gay marriage. Why? Because it could splinter the party.

Gay marriages are allowed to be performed as early as this month in the state of Iowa and proposals to ban citizens of other states to come to Iowa to get married are being shot down.

Whether you're for or against it, the people of the state should have the right to vote on such matters.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Don't Relinquish Control

The state our country is in did not occur overnight. Blindly, people hear the word 'universal' or 'global' and see it as a good thing. We've elected a president who lacks experience and credibility but his shady associations don't even raise an eyebrow with voters. Our stock market is crashing, our taxes are increasing, and our social programs keep growing. Americans are too dependent on handouts while at the same time being bankrupted further increasing each individual's dependency on big government. You know what happens when you let big government make all your decisions for you? You are controlled. This is the Land of the Free but soon we won't be free to make our own decisions.

Check out the post GLOBAL SOCIALIST DOMINATION on valsword (a must read!):


Monday, April 6, 2009

Not Learning From the Mistakes of History

In Germany, when Hitler came to power, it was a time of terrible financial depression. Money was worth nothing. In Germany people lost homes and jobs, just like in the American Depression in the 1930s, which we have read about in Thoene’s Shiloh books.In those days, in my homeland, Adolph Hitler was elected to power by promising “Change.” He blamed the “Zionists” around the world for all our problems. He told everyone it was greedy Zionist Bankers who had caused every problem we had. He promised when he was leader, the greedy Zionist bankers would be punished. The Zionists, he promised, would be wiped off the face of the earth. So Hitler was elected to power by only 1/3 the popular vote. A coalition of other political parties in parliament made him supreme leader. Then, when he was leader, he disgraced and expelled everyone in parliament who did not go along with him.

Yes. Change came to my homeland as the new leader promised it would.

The teachers in German schools began to teach the children to sing songs in praise of Hitler. This was the beginning of the Hitler Youth movement.It began with praise of the Fuhrer’s programs on the lips of innocent children. Hymns in praise of Hitler and his programs were being sung in the schoolrooms and in the play yard. Little girls and boys joined hands and sang these songs as they walked home from school. My brother came home and told Papa what was happening at school.The political hymns of children proclaimed Change was coming to our homeland and the Fuhrer was a leader we could trust. I will never forget my father’s face. Grief and fear. He knew that the best propaganda of the Nazis was song on the lips of little children. That evening before he said grace at the dinner table, he placed his hands upon the heads of my brothers and me and prayed the Living Word upon us from Jeremiah 1:4-5…‘Now the Word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to The nations.”Soon the children’s songs praising the Fuhrer were heard everywhere on the streets and over the radio. “With our Fuhrer to lead us, we can do it! We can change the world!”

Soon after that Papa, a pastor, was turned away from visiting elderly parishioners in hospitals. The people he had come to bring comfort of God’s Word, were “no longer there.” Where had they vanished to while under nationalized health care? It became an open secret. The elderly and sick began to disappear from hospitals feet first as “mercy killing” became the policy. Children with disabilities and those who had Down syndrome were euthanized. People whispered, “Maybe it is better for them now. Put them out of misery. They are no longer suffering…And, of course, their death is better for the treasury of our nation. Our taxes no longer must be spent to care for such a burden.” And so murder was called mercy.

The government took over private business. Industry and health care were “nationalized.” (NA-ZI means National Socialist Party) The businesses of all Jews were seized. (Perhaps you remember our story in Berlin on Krystalnacht in the book Munich Signature)The world and God’s word were turned upside down. Hitler promised the people economic Change? Not change. It was, rather, Lucifer’s very ancient Delusion leading to Destruction.

What began with the propaganda of children singing a catchy tune ended in the deaths of millions of children. The reality of what came upon us is so horrible that you in this present generation cannot imagine it. Our suffering is too great to ever tell in a book or show in a black and white newsreel.

When I spoke to Bodie about some of these things, she wept and said she could not bear to write them. Perhaps one day she will, but I asked her, “who could bear to read our suffering?” Yet with my last breaths I warn every Christian and Jew now in the name of the Lord, Unless your course of the church in America is spiritually changed now, returning to the Lord, there are new horrors yet to come. I trembled last night when I heard the voices of American children raised in song, praising the name of Obama, the charismatic fellow who claims he is the American Messiah. Yet I have heard what this man Obama says about abortion and the “mercy killing” of tiny babies who are not wanted.There are so few of us left to warn you.

I have heard that there are 69 million Catholics in America and 70 million Evangelical Christians. Where are your voices? Where is your outrage? Where is passion and your vote? Do you vote based on an abortionist’s empty promises and economics? Or do you vote according to the Bible? Thus says the Lord about every living child still in the womb…“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you…”I have experienced the signs of the politics of Death in my youth. I see them again now. Christians! Unless you stand up now, you will lose your freedom of religion.In America priests and preachers have already lost their freedom to speak openly from their pulpits of moral danger in political candidates. They cannot legally instruct you of which candidate holds fast to the precepts of scripture! American law forbids this freedom of speech to conservative pastors or they will lose their “tax exempt” status. And yet I have heard the words of Obama’s pastor Damning America! I have heard the words of Obama damning and mocking all of you in small towns because you “Cling to your religion…”

But I am a woman whose name is unknown. My life is recorded as a work of fiction. I have no fear of reprisal when I speak truth to you from the pages of a book. (Though the Zion Covenant books are mocked and condemned by the Left in America.) I am an old woman and will soon go to be with my Lord. I have no fear for myself, but for all of you and for your children, I tremble. I tremble at the hymns to a political leaders which your children will sing at school. (Though even now a hymn or a prayer to God and our Lord Jesus is against the law in public school!)Your vote must put a stop to what will come upon America if Barrack Obama is elected. I pray you will personally heed this warning for the sake of your children and your grandchildren. Do not be deceived. The Lord in Jeremiah 1:7-8 commands every believer to speak up!“Do not say, ‘I am only a youth,’ for to all whom I send you, you shall go, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of them for I am with you, declares the Lord!

I am in Prayer for you, and for the Church! Spoken to you in the authority of Jesus the Christ, the Name Above All Names,
Lori Kalner

Monday, March 30, 2009

Will A Stand Be Taken Before It's Too Late

Does anyone else remember Obama's curt response when asked if he was in favor of a global currency? "No, I don't see a need for a global currency. Next question."

Has he been in contact with Geithner lately? When asked by U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, "Would you categorically renounce the United States moving away from the dollar and going to a global currency as suggested by China and also by Russia?" Geithner replied, "I would, yes." The Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sung the same as Geithner. Geithner has pledged to work with his European counterparts on a new framework to govern the global financial sector prior to his participation in the G20 summit on Thursday. Geithner has also said if the dollar doesn't rebound Washington is open to a global reserve currency run by the International Monetary Fund. Doesn't sound like Obama and Geithner are on the same page. They're on the same page alright. One of them just wasn't supposed to spill the beans. Thanks for the heads up. I only hope the American public will use Geithner's verbal slippage to its advantage to help stand for this nation's sovereignty. A global currency may seem like a good idea on the surface but it would hand our monetary policy over to an entity we don't control.

Let's look at the European Union. The European Commission makes it next to impossible for the members of the European Union to fully understand each individual item that it passes with its continuous influx of laws. Sounds reminescent of Obama's stimulus plan. Let's hurry and get it passed before everyone realizes what they've actually okayed. Each sounds like a fantastic way towards a New World Order type of government.

Monday, March 23, 2009

More of the Same Blame Game

Last night's recurring theme that I picked up on during Obama's interview on 60 Minutes was 'Let's draw negative attention away from me'. This theme was a constant throughout his candidacy and nothing has changed with that theme throughout his Presidency thus far.
Obama made sure to let everyone know, if we hadn't heard it before, during his interview that 'this is the legacy of the past administration that's been inherited' and trying to toss back the negativity ball on the Bush administration.
Is it just me or does it remind anyone else of when you were a child and being scolded and your reaction was to point out something wrong your sibling did? What did your parent or teacher usually say? Something along the line of "We're talking about YOU, not your (brother) (sister) (etc.),"right? When is our President going to start acting like a President and quit pointing the finger, start answering the questions that are asked of him, not react to opposition like someone in a school yard with a juvenile thuggish remark such as "bring it on" and "he'll tear him apart", and try not giggling when it comes to talking about the demise of our auto industry?
You're the leader of the United States. Please try to act like it.
Perhaps Mary Kate Cary said it best: The president sets the tone of the conversation in America. As much as President Obama would like to be a man of the people, "a regular guy," he's not anymore. His job description encompasses being Commander-in-Chief, leader of the Executive Branch of government, and Head of State. He's "The Leader of the Free World." Doing Jay Leno lessens the stature of the office, and diminishes the man. On Leno, he becomes just one more talk show guest, a celebrity on the circuit promoting his latest movie or book. It's a decision that speaks volumes about Obama's approach to the office. For that matter, so does his signing of op-eds about specific legislation in newspapers and his picking fights with radio talk show hosts...
What a sad statement it makes of our nation that our President and those running for office feel the need to reach the American public by going on celebrity talk shows. We are a bunch of citizens more interested in being entertained than being educated.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Civil War On the Horizon?

Political Science Professor Igor Panarin predicted the breakup of the U.S. back in 1998. His predictions were aimed at the year 2010. He based his predictions on the U.S. mass immigration, economic decline, and social and political conflicts.

Panarin believes the U.S. will break into five or six regions divided by racial and cultural lines spurred on by the collapse of our financial system. According to Panarin, he foresees the wealthier sections of the country to withold funds from the federal government, effectively causing states to secede from the union. It is at this point he believes social unrest will arise resulting in a civil war that will ultimately allow foreign powers to move in. Panarin goes so far as to predict how sections or states of the U.S. will be divided and under what foreign powers they will be controlled. Panarin predicts that American elites will be split into two warring factions: Globalists representing international financial interests and Statists representing manufacturing and the military with the prosperity of their country in mind.

Panarin sees this civil war being triggered by the U.S. failing to honor its own currency. How could this happen you ask? According to Panarin, a secret agreement was made in 2006 between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to implement the 'Amero' as a new currency unit. Current U.S. money could be "frozen" by using an excuse as simple as terrorists having made false notes which need to be checked.

As recently as November 2008 The Drudge Report reported on Panarin's predictions. A month later The Wall Street Journal (followed up by U.S. News and World Report) ridiculed those predictions. Back in the news today, The Huffington Post made those predictions news again today. Ridicule aside, could there possibly be some truth to what Panarin has said?

Millions of citizens have lost their savings, prices of goods continue to increase, unemployment keeps growing with entire towns unemployed, corporations are collapsing, and governors are demanding money from the federal center. Is it likely Obama's economic recovery plan will work?

What say you?

Monday, March 9, 2009

Business Owners, Employees and HR Generalists Beware

Obama has promised that the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) will become law. The EFCA was sponsored by Obama and is expected to be introduced sometime this year in the Senate. If that doesn't concern you, here are a few other bills sponsored by Obama that may. Let's hope these don't come to fruition:

"The Working Families Flexibility Act"
This act would require that when an employer denies an employee's request regarding a change in working conditions, the employee will have rights to challenge the decision through a series of escalation from employer to administrative law judge hearings, ultimately ending in federal court. It is the burden of the employer to prove that the denial of request is justified. A change in working conditions is an employee's request for a change in work hours, start and end times, and location of work.

"Protecting America's Worker Act"
An act that will increase OSHA penalties, impose significant mandatory sentences, and allow criminal penalties for non-fatal incidents.

"Healthy Families Act"
This act will require companies with more than 15 employees to provide 7 annual sick days. Employers cannot use the excuse that sick days are already provided, they will be required to add an additional 7 to the already exsisting sick days.

"The Paycheck Fairness Act"
This act would make it illegal for any employer to prohibit or discourage employees from sharing salary information. It also limits an employers defenses to EPA claims, uncaps damages for both punitive and compensatory, and eases restrictions on class action suits.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Strings Attached

Citigroup took over Merril Lynch. Citigroup didn't want to take the bailout money but were forced to by the government once it was found out how in debt Merril Lynch was. It's scary to think that the government is forcing their bailout money on businesses. Will Bank of America also be forced by the government to take the bailout money? So why is it that Citigroup didn't want to take the money? Because of all the government regulations tied to that money. You take the money, you are beholden to what Obama wants for this country. He is on the path to destruction of our businesses (large and small). He is squashing entrepreneurship, just another way to move from capitalism to socialism.

Obama claims he will cut our deficit in half within his first term in office yet doesn't say how he's going to do it. It just sounds good. Like all his speeches. It sounds good. He throws a little "preacher voice" in for good measure and the sheep gobble it up. Making the masses buy the load of what you know to be crap is just half the battle. Can someone tell me how you get out of a deficit by spending?! Is that how you get out of credit card debt? Charge more?

Friday, February 20, 2009

A Nation of Cowards

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says we are a nation of cowards when it comes to race relations. Yes, we are a nation of cowards but not because of his perceived lack of racial integration in our country. We are a nation of cowards because we won't take a stand to protect our country for fear of being called racist.
Prime Minister John Howard of Australia said it best:

Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia , as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks.Separately, Howard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation's mosques.Quote: 'IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It.. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians'.
'This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom'. 'We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society . Learn the language!
''Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. Itis certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.
''We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.
''This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom,'THE RIGHT TO LEAVE'.''If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

While The Blogger Was Out

My head has been spinning over all the stimulus talk and I'm now trying to wrap my head around it all now that it has been passed. I'll be back to post my take on it all. In the meantime, I've been trying to catch up with everyone's blogs and have even discovered a new one along the way. Check out The Debonair Dude over at http://ourworldasweseeit.blogspot.com . While I'm gathering my thoughts on my next post, who in your blog roll do you highly suggest I add to mine? I'm always looking for some good reading!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Someone's Smoking Something

$200 Million for GRASS for the National Mall?! Can someone explain to me how GRASS for the lawn of the National Mall could possibly stimulate the economy? Thank you GOP for criticizing such a ridiculous use of money and thank you House Rules Committee for stripping that provision from the stimulus plan.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Isn't That Rich?

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have asked for $16 million of the bailout money. My question to them is don't you think you've done enough?

Friday, January 23, 2009

Good For America?

In what seems like a flurry to prove too hard he knows what he's doing, Obama is on a rampage to change everything. Taking abstinence education out of schools, using our tax dollars to fund abortions in other countries, taking away the requirement for an underage female to notify her parents about getting an abortion, closing interrogation facilities used by the CIA, and $4 million dollars allotted to NASA to study global warming. All from someone who sat in the Senate and could never make up his mind and often checked Present.

Obama says abstinence education doesn't work. He's also said, "A woman should not be punished with a child just because she made a mistake." Did you read that? Punished with a child. What a sad man to equate a child with punishment. We sure wouldn't want a woman to be put upon by a child now would we?

Whether you agree with the right to have an abortion or not, why should U.S. tax dollars go towards funding abortions or anything else in another country than our own?

Women's Rights groups stand for the right to choose. We're not talking about women here, we're talking about girls. A girl may be fearful of telling her parents she is pregnant but a parent has a right to discuss, counsel, and console their daughter on a pregnancy and whether or not it leads to an abortion. Think of the long term damage it can cause for a girl to hide an abortion from her parents.

With so quickly ridding homeland security measures put in to place after 9/11, has anyone heard Obama's ideas on how we are going to keep this country safe from terrorists? Liberals will laugh and tell you that there are no threats to U.S. soil. It's all just a manufactured fear tactic. Silly Libs, it is U.S. Intelligence that has worked hard over the decades and continues to work hard every day to make citizens feel safe and secure by the intelligence they gather.

In Obama's Inauguration speech he said we are all going to have to make sacrifices. Is $4 million dollars for a study one of those sacrifices?

Repeal of English Only For Iowans?

Just yesterday the citizens of Davidson County of Tennessee voted on enacting English Only within their county. The English only debate has now moved to Iowa. Former Governor Tom Vilsack (D) signed in to law restricting the official use of languages other than English. Now current Governor Chet Culver (D) wants the law repealed and a bill has been introduced to do just that. Culver has always opposed the law. While campaigning for the governorship he promised to push for repeal of the English-only law.

Points For and Against Repealing the Law
that have been brought up are:

For- to allow voter registration forms in other languages besides English
Against- millions of dollars will be spent to include bilingual road signs across the state
A couple of Democratic Presidential hopefuls quotes, on the subject, while campaigning in Iowa:
"You're going to have to learn English." - Hillary Clinton promising to crack down on businesses that employ illegal immigration and addressing immigrants that are here.
"I think they ought to learn to speak English." - Jon Edwards when asked what criteria someone should have to meet to earn legalization.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Do you remember the outrage over the cost of George W. Bush's inauguration party? $40 million dollars to be exact.

Fast forward to yesterday. In Obama's speech he said that he, along with the rest of America are going to have to make sacrifices to get this country back on track economically. What he didn't include in that statement was, 'but not until after I've spent $170 million dollars on my inauguration party.'

Monday, January 19, 2009

TMZ Tells A Funny

I thought a ticket to the inauguration was hard to get. Then I heard MC Hammer is going.

Cult of Celebrity

Don't forget to purchase your Obama poster! It will be a nice addition to those other posters you already have on display in your home of Che and Mao, don't you think?

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Immigration and English-Only

On January 22nd, residents of Davidson County in Tennessee will vote on an English-only policy for Davidson County employees and officials.

Opponents of an English-only policy stand behind Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and that it violates the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment and First Amendment free-speech protections. They claim that this referendum would prohibit fire and police personnel from speaking to crime victims in any language other than English and translators would be forbidden in parent-teacher conferences and courtrooms. This is their scare tactic. They don't want Davidson County voters to know that exceptions will be made in regard to health, safety, and other key issues. What school would not want a parent to understand what they are trying to communicate regarding a child's education which ultimately affects our nation's future? It is a ridiculous argument by those against an English-only policy.

Opponents reach even further by arguing that American Sign Language is not English. They question if signers will be allowed to translate during public hearings and court proceedings. Sign language is not spoken, it is signed. It is used for communication for those with a disability and not for those who refuse to speak English. But what about non-English-speaking tourists? Will they not be able to report a crime or a fire? Once again, exceptions will be made in regard to health, safety, and other key issues.

Not enforcing an English-only stance, along with government benefits for illegal immigrants, employers looking for cheap labor with no apparent ethics or scruples, and sanctuary cities, in this country have contributed to our constant flow of illegal labor. U.S. citizens are required by law to speak, write, and understand English. Why isn't this being enforced? New Haven, CT; San Francisco; New York City; Washington D.C.; Los Angeles; Chicago; Salt Lake City; Portland, Maine; Santa Ana, CA; San Diego; Phoenix; Dallas; Baltimore; Miami; Detroit; Minneapolis; Jersey City; Houston; and Denver have ordinances banning city employees and police officers from asking people about their immigration status. Come on in! We make it easy for you to obtain employment and benefits without even proving you're a citizen!

To succeed in this country, you need to be fluent in English. Name one immigrant who didn't learn English that was or is successful here. When immigrants came through Ellis Island they wanted to assimilate through a common language. Why are we so against it today? Governments across the world conduct business in their native languages. If you choose to live in a foreign country, and you want to be successful you need to learn their language. You don't expect them to meet your first language needs.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Global Economy

Are we on the fast track to losing our sovereignty? Will financial meetings with European countries result in a one world currency further pushing us towards a one world government? If so, our nation will no longer be able to set itself apart from other nations and our super power title will be taken away with devastating consequences. Maybe I'm getting way ahead of myself and thinking the worst but I don't believe a one world currency is completely unthinkable. Corporations and citizens of this nation want the economy fixed and fast. This just may be part of that quick fix. But at what cost?

Monday, January 5, 2009

Two Sides To Every Story

Since when is it not okay to defend one's country and the people within its borders? I ask this question because every time I turn on the news the media is telling me about the atrocities that Israel imposes upon its neighboring countries. I don't see or read with the same fervor by the media the attacks on Israel. I don't see the bleeding hearts out on street corners with their signs protesting the terrorist acts against Israel.
If one of our neighboring countries were attacking us on a regular basis, wouldn't we want our military forces to protect us? Why shouldn't Israel be allowed to do the same without the world tsk tskng them for their actions? But they've killed innocent civilians you argue. When Hamas fights from the mosques and hospitals of Palestinian civilians they are putting civilians at risk. Where is the tsk tskng of Hamas for putting their civilians in harms way?
Lest, you've forgotten like the media: http://www.adl.org/Israel/israel_attacks.asp