Tuesday, February 27, 2007

An Ice Age versus Global Warming!!! By Alan Caruba


An Ice Age versus Global Warming
By Alan Caruba
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The latest summary of yet another revised edition of a report by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Control has evoked all the usual fears predicting the deaths of millions by 2080, and other end of the world scenarios.

2080 is a mere 73 years from now. In meteorological terms, it is a blink of the eye.
Real climatologists measure time far differently than the rest of us. While the IPCC, Al Gore, and the other fear mongers are warning of the horrors of Global Warming, it is useful to look at the time scales. The end of the last Ice Age was 11,500 ago.

It is also useful to keep in mind that the known cycle of time between Ice Ages is about 11,500 years. If you believe the fear mongers, in less than the lifetime of the average American, coastal cities will be under water. If the Ice Age cycle holds true, however, at some point it is far more likely that they will be under a thick sheet of ice.

Since we are at the end of an inter-glacial period, we are far closer to the next Ice Age than the last. Everything we call “civilization” has occurred since the last Ice Age. The rise of various empires began about five thousand years ago with Egypt initially being the most prominent.

Let me stipulate that none of the facts to be cited—taken from the open source of Wikipedia—will make any difference to those who are wedded to the global warmer’s end of the world scenario, though dying from too much ice is surely as unpleasant as dying from an over-heated planet.

The notion that humans can prevent either is so absurd as to defy belief, but it clearly doesn’t defy belief because millions have been convinced it can be done.

For now, it comes down to the amount of time in which Global Warming is predicted to end life on planet Earth. For the Global Warmers, the real agenda is not about somehow pumping all the carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Even they know it’s impossible. It is also an idiotic goal given the fact that all vegetation is totally dependent on CO2 for its existence. Take away vegetation, forests, jungles, and all crops, and you also remove all human and other species. For true believers, the real pollution of the Earth is the human race.

The real agenda of Global Warming is political and economic. The IPCC’s predictions are intended to stampede the legislation of vast restrictions on all use of energy. It is energy and “labor saving devices” that have transformed what we regard as the modern world. Take away electricity and we are all instantly transported back to the days when the Declaration of Independence was written by candlelight.

An Ice Age, says Wikipedia, “is a period of long-term reduction in the temperature of Earth’s climate, resulting in an expansion of the continental ice sheets, polar ice sheets and mountain glaciers.”

Bear in mind that real science is of little interest to Global Warming advocates. History, too, is a great nuisance because it inconveniently suggests they are lying through their teeth.

For example, there was a Little Ice Age that Wikipedia says occurred “approximately the 16th to the mid-19th centuries, while others suggest a span from the 13th to the 17th centuries. It is generally agreed that there were three minima, beginning about 1650, about 1770, and 1850, each separated by slight warming intervals.”

Prior to the Little Ice Age of some three centuries length there was the Medieval warm period, sometimes called the Climate Optimum because it was a period when more crops produced more food, populations expanded, life spans were extended, and, life for those in the northern hemisphere improved.

Remember the stories of Valley Forge where George Washington’s rag-tag Revolutionary Army damned near froze to death in the winter of 1777-1778? Think mini-ice age. The one that began again around 1850 didn’t end until around 1950, a century later.

Now apply a bit of common sense. If the last mini-ice age ended in 1950, does it not follow that the Earth has warmed since then? Yes, it has. Climate scientists agree it has warmed about one degree Fahrenheit. Is this cause for panic? No. Should we cease using oil, natural gas and coal? No.

The Global Warmers tell you that it will get worse barely seven decades from now, but history and science suggests that we are, in fact, on the brink of the next major, cyclical Ice Age and it is far more likely that the northern hemisphere will begin to cool. The really bad news is that this will occur quite rapidly once it begins.

For those with the wits to examine the history and science of climate, it is obvious that the Global Warmers are seeking to deceive whole nations and continents into the destruction of a thriving period of world trade and relative peace we call globalization.

Short range, this is occurring today in the Congress of the United States. It must not be allowed to happen and those behind it should be driven from public office at the earliest possible moment.


Editor’s Note: To learn more, visit www.iceagenow.com.

Alan Caruba writes a weekly column, “Warning Signs”, posted on the Internet site of The National Anxiety Center, http://www.anxietycenter.com/. His book, “Right Answers: Separating Fact from Fantasy”, is published by Merril Press.

© Alan Caruba, February 2007
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Virginia Apologizes for Slavery! I Won't !



Virginia Apologizes for Slavery. I won’t!

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A few days ago the State legislature of the Commonwealth of Virginia voted to apologize for Slavery.

Go here for the full story:

http://apnews.myway.com//article/20070224/D8NGCCK81.html

There was no statewide referendum. The state legislature took it upon themselves to issue the apology. Why no statewide referendum? Well, "political correctness" would not allow it. You see, only whites could vote in the referendum and of course those blacks who are descended from the black slave owners in Virginia.

What… Black Slave Owners??

Well, YES! There were black slave owners throughout the South as well as in the 5 slave holding states of the North. As a matter of fact, the black man owning the largest number of slaves in the country, at one time, was from a small town, just south of me, here in the Carolinas. American Indians owned African slaves, too. If you don’t believe there were black slave owners in America, you will probably not believe there were black Confederate troops, either. It doesn’t matter that we can document them, does it?

My ancestors sailed into Charles Town Harbor in 1789 arriving from Ireland. I have not been able to find any records of them ever owning slaves. But it makes no difference. I didn’t, and do not to this day, own any slaves… not one! So, forget ever asking me to apologize for slavery! Hell will freeze over first!

As a Southerner, an American, I am insulted by what the Virginia state legislature has done. Though not a Virginian, I reside in the state immediately south of them and I have spent some time in Virginia. How a state legislature could take it upon themselves to do such a thing to her people is simply beyond me. If Virginia has “recall laws” allowing for re-call elections to recall elected officials, now would be a good time to find it, brush it off, and put it to use. North Carolina has no re-call law. I checked.

I am continually amazed at how easy it is for some people to judge our ancestors who lived in the 19th century by today’s 21st century morals. I mean, by 21st century morals it is wrong to hold slaves… but it is perfectly all right to kill millions of babies still in their mother’s womb. I guarantee you that if it were possible to ask a resident of the 19th century what he, or she, thought about our abortion laws and the killing of millions of babies, he, or she, would be aghast at the evil of the infanticide practiced in America today?

If I were to get word that my state legislature was considering such a move, I would be compelled to write my state senator and representative and ask that a special statement be placed on the document stating that I, by name, did not apologize! I don’t think that is too much to ask. To not allow my name stating that I do not apologize is to fabricate a lie as a state law! I suspect that is what happened in Virginia a few days ago.


Longstreet




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Monday, February 26, 2007

Israel to Overfly Iraq to Strike Iran?


Israel to Overfly Iraq to Bomb Iran???
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Open warfare with Iran is just over the horizon. We can’t see it yet, but it’s coming.

The British newspaper “Telegraph” ran a story over the weekend in which it said that Israel was in negotiations with the US to allow Israel an air corridor over Iraq so Israeli jets could attack Iran’s nuclear facilities.

You’ll find the story here:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/02/24/wiran124.xml

You know, it is difficult for the western mind to understand the fatalism of the Iranians, especially the Iranian leaders. They are not stupid men. Ignorant of the western mind, perhaps. But certainly not stupid. Yet, Standing beneath a steel hailstorm of bunker busting bombs, probably nuclear bunker busters, certainly smacks of stupid!

There is going to be a strike on Iran. As sure as the sun rises in the east, it’s coming. It will probably be a joint effort of Israel and the US. (In some manner and in some configuration of troops, combat, and air and naval assets.) Iran has had this attack coming since the Carter Administration when they overran our Embassy in Teheran and took our diplomats hostage. (Hey, I’m a Southerner! We have long memories… and where slights have been committed against us we NEVER forget!)

So, now that Iran will be fortifying her western border with Iraq, where will the Israeli attack come from??? The Iranians must be pulling their hair out wondering the same thing. My guess is from the sea. Right through their front door. The US has two carrier task forces (or groups) on station in the Gulf even now. So, it’s not like the IAF will not have back up. The US Armada will know those aircraft in the dark sky overhead with no IFF squawking are Israeli aircraft. If the Iranians switch off their IFF the Israeli’s have only but to turn theirs own. The US fleet will have foreknowledge of the coded signal those squawk boxes will be sending. In all likelihood the US fleet will open fire on the Iranian aircraft surmising that they are under attack. That’s called “self-defense”!

I’m sure all this has been worked out and planned and even rehearsed. But, most likely, the IAF will do something completely different and totally unexpected. They are past masters at the art of surprise attacks and black ops raids. I have received eyewitness reports of IAF aircraft, fully loaded with the munitions one would need on a bombing mission, sitting on the tarmac of friendly airbases around the Med. Obviously, the IAF is rehearsing SOMETHING!

Iran is due no more warning. It is time to stop talking to Iran. They are only buying time with all the talk. It’s time now for action.

Longstreet
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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Hatred of President Bush is a Sickness!


This Post First Ran in September of
2006!)
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Bush Hatred. Where Does It Come From?
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I thought the conservatives hated Bill Clinton with a hate unmatched in the annals of time… ‘til the Libs latched onto George Bush! I must tell you, I have never, in my entire life, experienced such hate by the Libs for one of their fellow men.

The hatred of the Left for George Bush causes the hatred between the Jews and the Arabs to pale in comparison. The Left’s hatred for Bush is far past being the normal dislike of someone so totally opposed to your views. No, the Left’s hatred of Bush is pathological. It is a sickness.

Now, hold on! Before you start tearing me to shreds. I’m going to give you the new term for the illness.

Some are calling it: “Political Paranoia Disorder”. Some shrinks are prescribing anti-depressants for it.

The disorder is not currently listed in the
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. But there is a rumor of a movement afoot in the Senate to have it included.

Ok, Ok! So my tongue is firmly fastened in my “LEFT” cheek. If you want to enjoy a fun read we recommend “The Swift Report”. You’ll find it at:

http://swiftreport.blogs.com/news/2005/05/movement_to_cla.html

In the meantime… back here in the REAL world, the hatred for Bush drips from the web logs of the left. It oozes from the editorial pages of the nations leftwing newspapers. It flows smoothly from the earnest tones of the talking heads on the 24-hour news channels and the half-hour offerings, of what is loosely termed as news, on the broadcast networks. It flows like venom from the fangs of a snaked being milked for its poison. That description is apt, because it is poison. Hatred at the level the Left maintains for our President is dangerous. It is lethal. Not to those it is directed toward… but at the bearer, the carrier, if you will. That kind of hate eats one’s soul from within.

And then, there is the hypocrisy of it all. I mean, the Left preaches love, and tolerance, and how wrong it is to judge another’s behavior, or another’s life style, or another’s religious belief. It’s all lies. It is a camouflage made up of lies and distortions to cover-up the seething, roiling, hatred for anyone, and anything, which does not fall into line with the Left. Don’t believe me? Look at what happened to Joe Lieberman (now an Independent!) in Connecticut.

Now, I’m not going to climb up on this soapbox and proclaim to you my lily white hands in so far as dislike and disdain for the leaders of the Left are. Nosiree! I don’t like them. I’m disdainful of them. I see them for what they are. That ability to see through their fa├žade has come from years of experience working with politicians, and campaign managers, and workers, on the local and state levels.

Since it appears to be “Confession Time”… I confess that I could not stand Jimmy Carter! I loathed Bill Clinton, so much; I thought he was a very good candidate to be the Anti Christ! So, I don’t bring purity to the table. Not by a long shot.

But, here’s the difference… I do not proclaim to be tolerant. I do not claim to be un-prejudiced. I do not claim to see the good in everybody. No, I cannot claim that… and not be a hypocrite! And therein lies the difference between the Right’s dislike, disapproval, disdain, and, dare I say it… hatred, for the Left. We do not claim to be anything other than what you see. Well, the vast majority of us, anyway!

Plus, Dear Reader, when the Left’s hatred for the President places the security of the nation in jeopardy, then that behavior becomes dangerous to all Americans. The safety of the country is at stake.

We are at war. The left will not admit we are at war, for to do so would, as they see it, lend credence to the President’s actions to try to secure the safety of Americans. They cannot bring themselves to do, even that little thing, even though, they know that in NOT doing it, they place the country in serous, maybe even fatal, danger.

That is why so many Americans now view the Left’s behavior as a sickness, a mental disorder. Even animals, in the wild, will not place their own home in jeopardy. But the American Left will, and does, on a regular basis.

The American Left’s self destruction is assured. Even adherents of the Left’s political doctrine, for many years, are repulsed by the modern day bile and venom spewed by the Left’s purveyors of hate. They are drawing back, and some even withdrawing from the Party, which gives succor, and a home, to the “Looney” Left, the Democrat Party. Many “Old Timers” in the Democrat Party are horrified at the antics of today’s’ modern Democrats. They know that what passes for the Democrat Party today bears little resemblance to the Democrat Party of yesteryear. And they are troubled… deeply troubled.

Here in the American South, where even the Democrats are conservative, the embarrassment of “long time democrats” is very evident. They are reluctant to admit their membership in, or association with the National Democrat Party. That fact is going to hurt the Democrat Party at the polls in November of 2008… and beyond.

I have no idea how this will all shake out. But the future of the Democrat Party is questionable. It cannot remain a viable political party, not in America, if it continues upon the direction it has recently chosen.

As to the left’s venomous hatred of Bush… I have no answer. It doesn’t even make sense.

As long as the left continues to present candidates, for the office of President, of the caliber they have been, since John Kennedy, they will continue to lose that office. Americans had much rather be embarrassed by a president whose slaughtering of the English language is colossal, rather than by a President whose sexual escapades in the hallowed halls of the White House and even the Oval Office itself bring shame and disgust to America. As long as the Left offers up candidates similar to their most recent offerings, they will continue to lose elections.

And finally, as long as the Democrat Party allows their Past Presidents to make fools of themselves by denigrating America at home, and abroad, especially on foreign shores, they will continue to lose elections. Somehow, the Gentlemen’s Agreement” between serving Presidents and Past Presidents to keep quiet after leaving office, about the policies of any current administration, has been broken and tossed to the wayside. The Party guilty of being the first, and so far the only political party to do that is the Democrat Party. I remain convinced that had our founding fathers, gentlemen all, even thought that society would sink to such depths of depravity, I feel confident that provisions to outlaw such behavior would have been written into the constitution right from the beginning.

The two past presidents of the two worst presidential administrations in the history of the country are roaming the world casting aspersions upon the current President… and America itself. I must tell you, dear reader, that conduct may sell in Europe and on other foreign shores, but not in America. It is seen as childish and even bordering on seditious behavior.

The Democrat Party used to be considered worthy adversaries. No longer. One has respect for a worthy adversary no matter how much one may disagree with him. The Democrat Party has squandered the right to be considered “worthy”.

The Left’s hatred of President Bush is doing little damage to the President, or to the GOP. But it is doing immeasurable damage to the Democrat Party.

Longstreet


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Saturday, February 24, 2007

"Hope Rides Alone"

Below is a piece written By Sgt. Eddie Jeffers a US Army Infantryman serving in Ramadi, Iraq. It is Entitled: "Hope Rides Alone". It is the expression of a war weary front line soldier doing the thing he volunteered to do as an honorable US citizen in the Armed Forces of the United States.

If you have had doubts about the war, about the reasons for the war, about the dedication to duty of our servicemen and women, then take the time to read this piece by Sgt. Jeffers.

Hope Rides Alone... Eddie Jeffers

I stare out into the darkness from my post, and I watch the city burn to the ground. I smell the familiar smells, I walk through the familiar rubble, and I look at the frightened faces that watch me pass down the streets of their neighborhoods. My nerves hardly rest; my hands are steady on a device that has been given to me from my government for the purpose of taking the lives of others.

I sweat, and I am tired. My back aches from the loads I carry. Young American boys look to me to direct them in a manner that will someday allow them to see their families again...and yet, I too, am just a boy....my age not but a few years more than that of the ones I lead. I am stressed, I am scared, and I am paranoid...because death is everywhere. It waits for me, it calls to me from around street corners and windows, and it is always there.


There are the demons that follow me, and tempt me into thoughts and actions that are not my own...but that are necessary for survival. I've made compromises with my humanity. And I am not alone in this. Miles from me are my brethren in this world, who walk in the same streets...who feel the same things, whether they admit to it or not.

And to think, I volunteered for this...

And I am ignorant to the rest of the world...or so I thought.

But even thousands of miles away, in Ramadi, Iraq, the cries and screams and complaints of the ungrateful reach me. In a year, I will be thrust back into society from a life and mentality that doesn't fit your average man. And then, I will be alone. And then, I will walk down the streets of America, and see the yellow ribbon stickers on the cars of the same people who compare our President to Hitler.

I will watch the television and watch the Cindy Sheehans, and the Al Frankens, and the rest of the ignorant sheep of America spout off their mouths about a subject they know nothing about. It is their right, however, and it is a right that is defended by hundreds of thousands of boys and girls scattered across the world, far from home. I use the word boys and girls, because that's what they are. In the Army, the average age of the infantryman is nineteen years old. The average rank of soldiers killed in action is Private First Class.

People like Cindy Sheehan are ignorant. Not just to this war, but to the results of their idiotic ramblings, or at least I hope they are. They don't realize its effects on this war. In this war, there are no Geneva Conventions, no cease fires. Medics and Chaplains are not spared from the enemy's brutality because it's against the rules. I can only imagine the horrors a military Chaplain would experience at the hands of the enemy. The enemy slinks in the shadows and fights a coward’s war against us. It is effective though, as many men and women have died since the start of this war. And the memory of their service to America is tainted by the inconsiderate remarks on our nation's news outlets. And every day, the enemy changes...only now, the enemy is becoming something new. The enemy is transitioning from the Muslim extremists to Americans. The enemy is becoming the very people whom we defend with our lives. And they do not realize it. But in denouncing our actions, denouncing our leaders, denouncing the war we live and fight, they are isolating the military from society...and they are becoming our enemy.

Democrats and peace activists like to toss the word "quagmire" around and compare this war to Vietnam. In a way they are right, this war is becoming like Vietnam. Not the actual war, but in the isolation of country and military. America is not a nation at war; they are a nation with its military at war. Like it or not, we are here, some of us for our second, or third times; some even for their fourth and so on. Americans are so concerned now with politics, that it is interfering with our war.

Terrorists cut the heads off of American citizens on the internet...and there is no outrage, but an American soldier kills an Iraqi in the midst of battle, and there are investigations, and sometimes soldiers are even jailed...for doing their job.

It is absolutely sickening to me to think our country has come to this. Why are we so obsessed with the bad news? Why will people stop at nothing to be against this war, no matter how much evidence of the good we've done is thrown in their face? When is the last time CNN or MSNBC or CBS reported the opening of schools and hospitals in Iraq? Or the leaders of terror cells being detained or killed? It's all happening, but people will not let up their hatred of President Bush. They will ignore the good news, because it just might show people that Bush was right.

America has lost its will to fight. It has lost its will to defend what is right and just in the world. The crazy thing of it all is that the American people have not even been asked to sacrifice a single thing. It’s not like World War II, where people rationed food and turned in cars to be made into metal for tanks. The American people have not been asked to sacrifice anything. Unless you are in the military or the family member of a servicemember, its life as usual...the war doesn't affect you.

But it affects us. And when it is over and the troops come home and they try to piece together what's left of them after their service...where will the detractors be then? Where will the Cindy Sheehans be to comfort and talk to soldiers and help them sort out the last couple years of their lives, most of which have been spent dodging death and wading through the deaths of their friends? They will be where they always are, somewhere far away, where the horrors of the world can't touch them. Somewhere where they can complain about things they will never experience in their lifetime; things that the young men and women of America have willingly taken upon their shoulders.

We are the hope of the Iraqi people. They want what everyone else wants in life: safety, security, somewhere to call home. They want a country that is safe to raise their children in. Not a place where their children will be abducted, raped and murdered if they do not comply with the terrorists demands. They want to live on, rebuild and prosper. And America has given them the opportunity, but only if we stay true to the cause and see it to its end. But the country must unite in this endeavor...we cannot place the burden on our military alone. We must all stand up and fight, whether in uniform or not. And supporting us is more than sticking yellow ribbon stickers on your cars. It's supporting our President, our troops and our cause.

Right now, the burden is all on the American soldiers. Right now, hope rides alone. But it can change, it must change. Because there is only failure and darkness ahead for us as a country, as a people, if it doesn't.

Let's stop all the political nonsense, let's stop all the bickering, let's stop all the bad news and let's stand and fight!

Isn't that what America is about anyway?

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It is young men like Sgt. Jeffers who define America for the majority of us out here in "flyover" country. Yes, we want to bring our serviceman and women home but not at the cost of their honor, nor ours. Ask the Vietnam Veterans what it does to a Soldier, Sailor, Marine, or Airman to be placed in a war zone and not be allowed to fight the enemy and win. It scars one's soul. Wounds to the body will heal. But a scared soul will never heal. We have a generation of veterans today who bear that scar blazoned across their souls. Do we really want to do this to another generation of young Americans? Do we??? For if we do, we are in hopeless shape as a country and as individuals... and we no longer deserve to call ourselves "Americans".

As Sgt. Jeffers says above: "Hope Rides Alone". Often, hope is all there is. Take that away, and all is lost.

Longstreet

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Friday, February 23, 2007

Democrats Plan to Desert US Troops now in “Harm’s Way” in Iraq!


Democrats Plan to Desert US Troops now in “Harm’s Way” in Iraq!
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Is you husband serving on active duty with the Us Military in Iraq? Is your son, or your daughter, serving now in Iraq. Are your father, or your brother, or your sister, or your mother, currently serving with the US military in Iraq? If so, know this: The Democrat Party is going to cut off funds for the war and deprive your loved one of the equipment and munitions he, or she, needs to fight a war, including the food they need to stay alive!

Oh, they won’t do that, you declare! Oh No? Watch what happens over the next few days and months. In a few days a 100 million dollar supplemental appropriations bill will come up for consideration by the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee. Democrat John Murtha heads the committee. Chances are extremely good that the funds will be turned down, or they will be burdened with such restrictions, in order for the President to get the money, that it will be tantamount to refusing the funds.

Within hours of my writing this post, I had to update it. The Senate dems began their attack on the US Military, in the field, in a combat zone, in Iraq. Learn how this under-handed attack is going to be played out at:

http://apnews.myway.com//article/20070223/D8NF47000.html


Then in the next few weeks and months you will see more and more bills coming out of the Congress to force the President, who is the ONLY legal Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces, to pull US troops out of Iraq. Now, the thing is, this President is NOT going to pull US troops out of Iraq! And he shouldn’t.

Here’s the bottom line: After the Democrat’s gavel falls... every single death of an America serviceman, or woman, can be laid at the foot of the Democrat congressmen and congress woman, and senators, in the US Congress. And… we will never let them forget it!

We are headed for a show down between the Commander in Chief and the 535 "idiots" in the US Legislature who think they have the knowledge, and the constitutional authority, to command US troops in the field. Now, remember, this is the same group of people who fled the Capitol building when a florescent light bulb popped! Brave folk, these Congresspersons.

The Looney, Pacifist, Cowardly Left is in control of the Democrat Party. These are the Socialist, the Marxists and the limp-wristed “scardy-cats”. I doubt there is enough testosterone, in the entire lot, on the left side of the aisle in Congress, to grow a beard on a 12-year-old boy!

But they will pronounce, “They support the troops”! That is a bald faced lie! It is impossible to support the troops and treat them in the manner the democrats have stated they intend to treat them. In effect, they will be sending men American men and women to their deaths. All in the name of POLITICS!

If I had my way, the US Attorney General would charge every Democrat, and Republican alike, who votes to cut off funds, in any way, to the US Servicemen and women in the field with Sedition and lock them up in the Stockade at Leavenworth!

The insanity of what they are doing and what they are about to do will leave scars on this country for decades to come.

Many of us laughed at the non-binding resolution passed in the House, and canned in the Senate, as a piece of garbage from a spineless left wing. But, I’m here to tell you, that was only the opening shot!

America is facing black days ahead. We have a group of cowardly socialist in charge of the US government and they are intent on the destruction of the US as we have known it.

Got your gun yet? Better hurry before they are sold out! Soon, it will be every man and woman for themselves!

Longstreet


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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Do Conservatives WANT a Democrat to Win in 2008?


Do Conservatives Want a Democrat to Win in 2008?
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Conservatives in the US have begun to look at the 2008 election with a new perspective. Before I go on, let me make it clear I am speaking of CONSERVATIVES… not the GOP! What is this new perspective? Well, we are beginning to think that maybe we ought to just get out of the way and allow a democrat to win the Presidency in 2008.

Jonah Goldberg had a column on this very phenomena a few days ago. Even before I read Mr. Goldberg’s column, I had been hearing these whispers among conservatives.

To read Mr. Goldberg’s column go here:
www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-goldberg15feb15,1,7498846.column?coll=la-opinion-rightrail&ctrack=1&cset=true

Conservatives have begun questioning the wisdom of having a GOP or Conservative in the White House after November of 2008. Why? Well, for practical reasons.

The US economy is due for a crash. Maybe not a big one… but a sharp “correction” in any event. We don’t want the blame for that.

Then… there is the more sinister aspect to this approach by conservatives. It is common knowledge that the Democrat Party does not believe the War on Terror is real. For whatever idiotic reason… there it is! As they tool along in their rose colored world, the terrorists are praying to Allah that the Dems win in ‘o8. If, and when, the dems DO win, America’s major cities, will come to resemble Baghdad with the daily car bombings, and mall bombings, and school bombings, and, well, you get the idea.

Conservatives feel that it’s about time the Democrats were mugged by real life. And what is coming down the pike for them is totally unexpected by them. As Mr. Goldberg said in his column the Democrats hate George Bush more than they hate the terrorists. A wake-up call is overdue! As it now appears that US troops will be forced from the Middle East, by the whining democrats, the terrorist attacks in the US are bound to increase tens of tensfold. We conservatives had rather not have a Conservative in the White House when that happens.

Can you imagine how incredulous the Terrorists were when it finally dawned on them that knocking two buildings down and killing 3,000 Americans didn’t even slow the US down! If we are honest with ourselves we will admit this is the truth.

The terrorist struck symbolic targets on their last attack here in the states. (Financial, Government, and Military) They won’t make that mistake again. They have learned that to get America’s attention, they must take their attacks to the American people where they/we live. And they will.

The Democrat Party is not equipped to deal with that. Having avoided reality for as long as the Democrats have, when the inevitable attacks come they will be overwhelmed them.

Conservatives have begun to think, and speak, about these things among themselves. There seems to be some general agreement that maybe a wakeup call is in the offing. Further, conservatives are beginning to accept the idea that even thought attacks on American soil will hurt us, it will be a passing interruption and it just might cause the Democrats to actually face the very real threat, facing America, which they have denied for so long. When that happens, Americans can then confront her enemies with a united front as we have in past wars, save for Vietnam, where the dems learned how to deceive themselves about war and the results of wars unwon.

Me? I’m torn. Like most conservatives I want the Democrat Party to wake up and recognize the Damocles Sword hanging over America’s head. I want them to realize that their hatred of George Bush is harming America at home and abroad, but… I also see the good that COULD come from a slap in the face by reality for the dems.

In the meantime, America will chug along her somewhat less than merry way. Oblivion is the word of the day. The 9-11 attacks are a distant memory and rapidly approaching the status of “myth” for many. Reports written about it for our children’s history books will be so glossed over by political correctness that the true horror of what happened will simply no longer exist.

What have the terrorists learned? Well, for one thing they have learned that a single large attack on America is like a pinprick on the behind of an elephant. It smarts, at the moment, but is quickly forgotten as the elephant continues on its way. Another thing they have learned and, quite likely, an even more important lesson, is that the Democrat Party is on their side. The Democrat Party, whose beliefs are based entirely on emotion, is easily led and easily turned, by the terrorists, to be what we have come to know as… “Useful Idiots”.

What have Conservatives learned? We have learned that maybe we ought to step aside and allow the dems to get mugged by real life.

What have the Democrats learned? Nothing… yet!


Longstreet


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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Russia Returns to Her “Hate America” Position Again!

Over the centuries the relationship Russia has had with America has been sort of like a yo-yo… up and down, or even left to right… and back again. It is a unique Russian cycle, which goes like this: Love America! Hate America! Love America! Hate America! … ad infinitum! We have just entered Russia’s latest “Hate America” phase.

Vladimir Putin has just told the world, in no uncertain terms, that once again Russia is the adversary of the United States. Was I surprised? No. In fact I was stunned that it took so long this time to enter the latest Hate America phase.

Why now? Why does Putin think it advisable to show his true “Hate America” colors at this precise moment in history? I think the answer is simple. Half of America itself hates America, or says it does, in words and deeds. Putin must feel that with that kind of assistance from America, itself, he can rise to become the new dictator of Russia. And he is well on the way. Go against this guy and you may have a serious accident!

I read a syndicated columnist over the weekend that described Putin as a Mafia Chieftain… a Godfather, if you will. After thinking about it for a few moments, I agree. As a former KGB agent, Putin has all the skill he needs to get his way in a country as backward as Russia. Add to that the natural National Paranoia of Russians and you have a situation perfect for a “strongman” to take over and do with it what he will. Putin is that man.

The columnist also ask the question: “Does this mean another Cold War?” Well, I certainly hope not! I am convinced the America of today does not have the intestinal fortitude to stand up to, let alone overcome, Russia a second time. Besides, so many of the national leaders of America would support Russia, over the US, that America would not have a chance.

So… what does the US do? What stance do we take with this New “OLD” Russia? Do not trust them, period! Russia is not trustworthy. If we haven’t learned that by now, then we are doomed.

Yes, the Bear is loose in the forest again! The US needs a man with the stature of Reagan and the intestinal fortitude to loose the Eagle at the precise moment to, once again, geld the Bear. Unfortunately, there is no such personage on the American stage today.

As a matter of fact, as I peruse the American political spectrum, I see no giants at all! The Congress has taken on the appearance of a kindergarten or daycare center with unruly children running the place. Where are the grown-ups? They are nowhere to be found!

America’s enemies are lining up, as is Putin, to take advantage of this weak period in America’s existence. America’s economy is strong, it’s military is strong, but it’s government is limping along, badly weakened by leftist now in control. Worst of all, America’s will is weak. Most of the remainder of the world has no use for a weak-willed people. Like a pack of wolves they will move in with continuous attacks from the periphery until they find a route to the throat of America. Our current national leaders seem bent on laying the nations throat bare to our enemies.

This then is what happens when a country, such as America, has frightened amateurs running the Congress. And make no mistake about it… they are deeply frightened and in “way over their heads” in international politics. Remember the disgrace Jimmy Carter brought on the US? Prepare yourself for more.

Longstreet


Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The Strange World of Al Gore

The Strange World of Al Gore
By Alan Caruba

There have been many times in his long public career when I have wondered whether Al Gore is just plain stupid or, as the British say, barking mad.

At some point, his neighbors and fellow Tennessee citizens must have concluded Gore was intellectually defective because, in his run for the presidency in 2000, he failed to get that State’s plurality. Maybe it had something to do with that long, long, long kiss he gave Tipper before accepting the nomination of his party? That was bizarre.

No one wants to admit that they may have voted for someone who is seriously stupid. Those who voted for Bush may have misgivings, but at least he does not go around saying the world is coming to an end from global warming while the nation and large parts of the globe are in the grip of bone-chilling cold and deep drifts of snow and ice.

Gore, however, bestrides the world making speeches and documentaries, and writing books while the rest of us give thanks he no longer has access to the power public office bestows. Indeed, in general, Al Gore is an object of ridicule, but that does not release us from the obligation to actually think about what he is doing and saying.

As this is written, his documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth”, is nominated for an Oscar, the highest award Hollywood gives. It puts forth as fact that Greenland’s glaciers are melting, that deaths from global warming “will double in the next 25 years”, and that global sea levels could rise by more than 20 feet, “devastating coastal areas worldwide.” Everything from hurricanes to Malaria is blamed on global warming. Wild speculation substitutes for science. It’s stupid.

What is obscene, however, is the widespread effort to insure that students in schools around the world are exposed to this stinking pile of pseudo-science.

In terms of a sudden, dramatic rise in global average temperatures, Global Warming is not happening and given known climate cycles is extremely unlikely. The Earth is, in fact, nearing the end of an inter-glacial period and on the cusp of a new Ice Age. There is no known or provable science that supports his endless global warming-related claims. And that is the inconvenient truth about Gore’s apocalyptic documentary.

We’re informed, too, that Al Gore has been nominated to receive a Nobel Peace Prize. Alone among the other Nobel Prizes for economics, literature or medicine, the Peace Prize lost its credibility after it was given to a notorious terrorist, Yassir Arafat, and now a notorious anti-Semite, former President Jimmy Carter, whose center in Atlanta has been underwritten with great gobs of money from oil-rich Middle East sheiks.

In a similar fashion, in February 2006 Gore addressed an audience in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, saying that the U.S. government had committed “terrible abuses” against Arabs in America who he claimed were “indiscriminately rounded up.” He lamented the handling of Saudi visa applications, apparently having forgot that most of the 9-ll hijackers were Saudis. It turns out that there are 10,000 Saudis in the U.S. on student visas.

As to Iran’s announced intention to make nuclear weapons, Gore asked, “Is it only for the West to say this is dangerous?” Iran’s neighbors, however, think it is dangerous too. In one speech he managed to bash the United States and ignore what most rational people think is the greatest threat to peace since the rise of the Nazi regime. Now say to yourself “President Al Gore.” Scary, isn’t it?

What Al Gore wants all of us to do, aside from destroying America’s thriving economy with a system of greenhouse gas emission caps-and-credits, is to make major, personal lifestyle sacrifices and changes. Gore says we just consume too much of everything.

However, as USA Today pointed out in August of 2006, “he and his wife Tipper live in two properties: a 10,000-square-foot, 20-room, eight-bathroom home in Nashville, and a 4,000-square-foot home in Arlington, VA.” He also has a third home in Carthage, Tennessee. To get to and from his highly paid lectures, he uses jets that consume vast amounts of fossil fuel derivatives.

Can you spell h-y-p-o-c-r-i-t-e? We expect this kind of behavior from politicians and, except for a brief stint as a journalist, that’s what Al Gore has been his whole life.

One need only consult his bestseller, “Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit” to realize that Gore has harbored some very strange and moronic ideas for a long time. My favorite is his expressed hope that “the strategic goal of completely eliminating the internal combustion engine” could be achieved in “say, a twenty-five year period.” Given that the book was originally published in 1992, we are just a decade shy of that goal.

In case you’re not familiar with the internal combustion engine, it can be found under the hood of every automobile and truck in the world!

Back in 1992, Gore’s book expressed the view that “The stunning victory of free market economics over communism in the global war of ideas has brought with it a new obligation to change those features of our economic philosophy that we know are flawed in the light of the ecological destruction they legitimize, and even encourage.”

There was nothing “stunning” about it. Even Communists knew their economic system was idiotic. China has been in the process of abandoning it since Mao died. The victory over communism included a forty-year Cold War and, after the fall of the Soviet Union, the world discovered that Soviet communism included some of the worst environmental abuses ever witnessed.

So, apparently communism was bad, but capitalism is worse. This is why environmentalists are called “watermelons”; green on the outside and red on the inside. Gore is no exception to this. This is also why the aim of environmentalism is to gain control over the use of the world’s energy resources because to do so would mean control over the lives of everyone on Earth.

Right now, the Democrats who control Congress are doing everything in their power to enact legislation to fulfill Al Gore’s dream. Even some stupid Republicans support this.

As far as Al Gore is concerned, “one doesn’t have to travel around the world to witness humankind’s assault on the earth.” In the world according to Gore, it isn’t just capitalism that’s to blame, it is the whole of humanity. In the philosophy of Deep Ecology, if the Earth can just be rid of human beings, it will return to some lost Eden, some paradise of just animals and insects.

This hatred of humanity, of civilization, of industrialization, of expanding frontiers of science and technology lies at the heart of Al Gore’s philosophy. Is this insane or just stupid? Either way, it does not merit a Nobel Prize or an Oscar.

And it is contagious. Gore’s moronic embrace of Global Warming is widely accepted even in the face of raging blizzards in Colorado, frozen orange crops in California, and chill conditions throughout the Midwest and Northeast. There’s plenty of cold weather elsewhere in the world. We call this “winter.” Despite obvious and empirical evidence to the contrary, some people keep insisting the Earth is filled with signs of a sudden and calamitous warming.

I suggest that Gore’s life has been filled with signs of stupidity and his rabid embrace of Global Warming has the appearance of a serious delusion. It is one that poses a great danger for humanity.


Alan Caruba writes a weekly column, “Warning Signs”, posted on the Internet site of The National Anxiety Center, www.anxietycenter.com. His book, “Right Answers: Separating Fact from Fantasy”, is published by Merrill Press.

© Alan Caruba, 2007

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The Global Warming Police Are Comimg!


The Global Warming Police ARE COMING!
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It had been only a matter of time. Now Jacque Chirac of, you guessed it, France has called for an “international authority” (Read International police force!) to enforce Global Warming advocates demands. Now, before you shrug this off… understand that 45 countries have already signed on to the idea for the Worldwide Police Force, which would, theoretically, have authority, which crosses international boundaries. That means they would have the authority to force the US, and any other country, to comply with the UN’s Global Warming demands.

Now, I know this sounds very much like a joke. Coming from the leader of France, one’s first inclination is to howl with laughter at the arrogance of such a proposal. But, here’s the thing: these people are serious! Crazy… but serious!

We recommend you go to The American Thinker's site and read the article spelling out this fruitcake idea at:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2007/02/gobal_warmings_globalist_backe.html

So, now they want to force us to take part in, quite probably, the largest hoax ever played on mankind! Unfortunately, the crowd we have in Washington today is playing right into their hands. We have a group of globalist in our government who would subjugate the sovereignty of the US to the UN in a heartbeat! Never deceive yourself. That is what this is about. Paranoid? You think? Hell, when the rest of the world is out to get you… paranoia is just damn good thinking!

It is unfortunate the US has one of the worse educated populations on the face of the globe. The public education system has failed the people of this country. Add to that the near total disregard for the affairs of the world, and you have a recipe for destruction. A population, which is ignorant of world affairs, will buy anything sold to them in an authoritative manner. I know this, because as a former producer of broadcast advertising, I came to know just how easy it is to guide Americans in the direction you want them to go. All you have to do, is sell yourself as the “Man with the Plan”. You never have to spell out what the plan is. It is enough for them to THINK that you HAVE a plan. They’ll buy it hook, line, and sinker, every time! That’s what has happened with the “Man Made Global Warming Theory”!

US Science has posted a huge sign at the entryway into their community. It reads: “Independent Thinkers Need Not Apply”!

Americans must understand that the threat to America from the advocates of Man Made Global Warming is far more dangerous than Global Warming ever was!

Longstreet
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Monday, February 19, 2007

Hillary Attacks the Confederate Battle Flag!


They just cannot resist! Every political season the “Pols” among us find a reason, or an opportunity, to attack our Sacred Southern Symbols. The latest is Hillary.

Yet, our Northern friends continue to plead with Southerners to forget the War of Northern Aggression and those horrible years of “Reconstruction”. Yeah, right!

We might be so inclined… as soon as you take your foot off our necks!
See the article referenced above at:

http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2007/2/19/211522.shtml?s=rss

Forget, hell!

Longstreet

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Honoring President Jefferson Davis on America's Presidents Day!



As this is President’s Day in the US, a date set aside to honor America’s Presidents, I have chosen to honor an American President much maligned and little understood: President Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America.



We feel that our cause is just and holy; we protest solemnly in the face of mankind that we desire peace at any sacrifice save that of honor and independence; we ask no conquest, no aggrandizement, no concession of any kind from the States with which we were lately confederated; all we ask is to be let alone; that those who never held power over us shall not now attempt our subjugation by arms. President Jefferson Davis, Confederate States of America… April 29th, 1861


Please see the Biography of President Davis below:








Jefferson Davis was born in 1808, in Kentucky. His father and uncles all served in the American Revolution. Three of his older brothers fought in the war of 1812. Two of them served with Andrew Jackson and were especially mentioned for their gallantry in the battle of New Orleans.


After the Revolution the Davis family moved to Kentucky. They remained there for a few years before moving again to Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Jefferson Davis was educated at home before being sent to Transylvania University in Kentucky, where he remained until he was appointed as a cadet to West Point by President Monroe in 1824. He graduated in 1828 and assigned to the First Infantry with the rank of second lieutenant.


Davis saw active service in the Black-hawk war in 1831 when his regiment was engaged in several of its battles. When the Indian chieftain, Blackhawk when captured he was placed in the charge of Lieutenant Davis.


In 1833, Lieutenant Davis was transferred to the newly formed First Dragoons and was promoted to the rank of first-lieutenant. He was also appointed regimental adjutant. In this capacity he served for approximately two years on active service which included various encounters with the Pawnees, Comanches and other Indian tribes.


In 1835 he resigned from the army and returned to civil life. He married Miss Sallie Knox Taylor, daughter of Zachary Taylor and settled down to the life of a cotton planter in Warren County, Mississippi. Davis's marriage was cut short by his wife's sudden death three months later of malaria. He married again in 1845, this time to socially prominent Varina Howell. His plantation, Brierfield, prospered and he began to devote much of his time to the studies that would prepare him for his future public life. His first appearance in the political arena occurred during a gubernatorial canvass in 1843. He was sent as a delegate to the Democratic convention that year and, through his speeches, made a very favorable impression. In 1844 he took a firm position for a strict construction of the Constitution, the protection of the States from Federal encroachment, and advocated the annexation of Texas. He made such an impression as a spokesman for States’ Rights that he was elected to the United States Congress as the representative of Mississippi from his congressional district.


Davis claimed his seat in Congress in 1845 and began to take a prominent part in the discussions. The Oregon question and the tariff were important issues before the Congress, and he virulently supported the annexation of Texas.


With the outbreak of the Mexican War, Davis was elected colonel of the First Mississippi Regiment of Riflemen. He resigned his place in Congress in June of 1846, and took command of his regiment at New Orleans. From there he joined the army of General Taylor on the Rio Grande. He had managed to arm his regiment with percussion rifles and prepared a manual of tactics and drill for the new arm. When he joined Taylor's force his thoroughly drilled unit was, perhaps, the most effective regiment in that little army. He led his well-disciplined command in a gallant and successful charge at Monterey in September of 1846. His regiment, along with a regiment of Tennesseeans, gallantly and drove the Mexicans from their redoubts. Davis won considerable renown throughout the army for this action.


At Buena Vista the Mississippi riflemen and Indiana volunteers under Davis sealed the American victory by making a bold charge against a larger body of Mexicans troops. During the last charge of the day, Colonel Davis was severely wounded, but remained on the field until the victory was won. General Taylor's dispatch of March 6, 1847, makes special mention of the courage and coolness of Colonel Davis and his command. The Mississippi regiment served out its term of enlistment, and was ordered home in July of 1847.


In August 1847, the governor of Mississippi appointed Jefferson Davis to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate that had opened upon the death of Senator Speight. He took his seat in the Senate in December of 1847. The legislature confirmed him in his seat by electing him in January for the remainder of the unexpired term. He was subsequently re-elected for a full term.


His senatorial career extended over the eventful period of 1849 and 1850. The country was beginning to face questions arising from the disposition of the newly acquired territory and its relation to slavery. Henry Clay’s Missouri Compromise proposal was advanced in an attempt to settle some of the dangerous controversy that had arisen. Senator Davis advocated the division of the western territory by an extension of the Missouri Compromise line to the Pacific ocean as a settlement of the sectional question. The majority in the Senate refused to accept this proposal as a final settlement. Davis regarded this rejection of an extension of the Missouri Compromise line in 1849-50 by Northern votes in Congress as dangerous to the peace of the country. He stated that, “My devotion to the Union of our fathers had been so often and so publicly declared; I had on the floor of the Senate so defiantly challenged any question of my fidelity to it; my services, civil and military, had now extended through so long a period and were so generally known, that I felt quite assured that no whisperings of envy or ill-will could lead the people of Mississippi to believe that I had dishonored their trust by using the power they had conferred on me to destroy the government to which I was accredited. Then, as afterward, I regarded the separation of the States as a great, though not the greater evil.”"


Senator Davis entered upon his full term as senator from Mississippi March of 1851. The election for governor of the State was to occur later in the same year. When incumbent Governor Quitman refused the renomination for the position, Senator Davis was called on by the executive committee to take his place. The acceptance of the nomination required his resignation from the Senate. Nevertheless he accepted the trust, resigned the senatorial office, but was defeated by less than one thousand votes. Mr. Davis once again retired to private life.


President Franklin Pierce had been elected to the presidency in 1852, and Jefferson Davis was prevailed upon to accept the office of Secretary of War in the new administration. Mr. Davis had supported Pierce in the race of the previous year. He ably discharged his duties at the war office with energy and ability.


In March of 1857, Davis went from the cabinet of President Pierce to reenter the United States Senate, having been elected to the post by the legislature of Mississippi. He was assigned to the chairmanship of the committee on military affairs. He opposed the French spoliation measures, advocated the Southern Pacific railroad bill, and antagonized Senator Douglas on the question of popular or “squatter” sovereignty in the territories.


On the election of Abraham Lincoln to the presidency he, with others, sought some remedy other than secession to relieve the ensuing crisis. His speeches in the Senate were distinguished for their frankness in portraying the dangers of sectionalism.


Mississippi adopted an ordinance of secession January 9, 1861. Accordingly, Davis immediately took leave of the United States Senate after receiving the official notice of the Mississippi’s secession, and hoped to receive a prominent military command. Indeed, Mississippi did elect him to the command of her State forces, a position he desired, but a few weeks later he was called by election to the Presidency of the Confederacy.


As President he faced a nearly impossible task. His reserved and often severe manner alienated many who came in contact with him. Included were some of his highly placed commanders, P.G.T. Beauregard and Joseph E. Johnston being prominent among them. He could be at once stubborn and indecisive. Often inflexible and humorless, he remained personally loyal to certain individuals and subordinates whom he favored. His handling of the Confederate high command was extremely controversial, even at the time. Davis also came, over time, to regard the establishment of a strong central authority to be important to the survival of the Confederacy, in spite of his virulent States’ Rights rhetoric before the war. This gradual change of position brought him increasingly into conflict with States’ Rights advocates throughout the Confederacy.


Through it all, Davis remained passionately committed to the cause of the Confederacy, and advocated continuing the struggle right up until his capture near Irwinville, Georgia while fleeing capture by the Federal authorities on May 10, 1865.


Following his capture he was imprisoned in Fortress Monroe for a period of two years, but was eventually released on bail. He was never brought to trial. Retiring to Beauvoir Plantation, near Biloxi, Mississippi, he worked on his memoirs, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government and made infrequent public appearances in the South.


Jefferson Davis died in New Orleans on December 5, 1889. Elaborate funeral ceremonies in New Orleans, and the flags on Southern State capitols were lowered to half-mast. Subsequently his remains were moved to Richmond.



Please see: http://www.swcivilwar.com/davis.html



We hope this has enlightened you concerning one of America's Presidents you will, most likely, hear nothing about today.



Deo Vindici!



Longstreet

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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Bush is to Blame!

(This Post first ran in October of 2006!)

Bush is to Blame!
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Did you know that George Bush was responsible for the great flood? I mean the flood with Noah, and the Ark, and the animals. Oh, yeah, it was Bush! Where was FEMA then, huh?

While we’re at it, let’s take a look at all the problems this President has brought upon the world since 2001.

There was the world’s worst earthquake, ever, in 1201 in Egypt and Syria. Over a million people were killed. We now know that Bush was behind that trembler.

Here’s one that will sound familiar: In 1228 the Netherlands suffered flooding in which some 100,000 people died. The cause, some dykes broke, or Bush blew them up, so the sea could inundate the Netherlands… you know, like in New Orleans!

And then there was the Black Death in Europe between 1347 and 1350. Up to 33% of the entire European population died as a result. Could it be that Bush had the CIA release those rats with the infecting fleas into Europe? Why, that scenario fits right into the template of the left as they blame Bush for everything going wrong in the world today.

Lets look a little deeper:

Right here in America between the 16th and 18th centuries millions of Native Americans died as a result of small pox reportedly brought over by the Europeans. But, we KNOW it was Bush and the Neo-cons who were behind it. Oh, yes! And then… he did it again between 1775 and 1782. 130,000 Americans died of the same disease… small pox. We must ask… was Bush behind this, too? Of course he was!

Remember hearing your grandparent’s talk of the great influenza epidemic (pandemic) that covered the entire world in 1918. Un-Huh! It was Bush.

In 1958 there was the “Great Famine” in China. 20 million Chinese died. Most likely this was because Bush and the neo-cons cut off the food supply and managed to destroy the rice crop. Those neo-cons are devious, you know!

Lest we forget, there was Hurricane Katrina, which, as everyone knows, was entirely Bush’s fault. Why, the story has been all over the Internet as to how the President actually steered that storm into New Orleans and had the dykes blown up so as to flood the city! It’s common knowledge!

And, we must not forget the terrorist attacks on the US, and US interests, around the globe. Every thinking person knows it was Bush’s fault because he dared to fight back and made the terrorists mad, made them angry. Add to that the war in Iraq, and Afghanistan, and Bush made ‘em even madder and so, of course they have to fight us and blow up our planes and our sky scrappers.

And then there is the most recent North Korean Atomic Fizzle. Now we all know the blame for this episode can be laid directly in front of Bush’s door. Why, if he had only talked to that poor, short, dumpy little fellow with the potbelly and the bad hair, this would never have happened. Even with the technology given North Korea by Carter and Clinton. No, No, none of it is their fault; it’s all Bush’s fault!

(pause) (take a deep breath)

Now, I’m aware just how ridiculous all the above sounds… and IS, in fact. I’m being absurd.

For a reason.

If you listen to the Left of the world, in America, in Europe, in Asia, in the Middle East, in the caves of Afghanistan and Pakistan, and amongst the sand dunes of Iraq, THIS is the message we are hearing from them. It is a drumbeat of blame for one man.

And it is utterly ridiculous… just like the above.

So, next time you decide to blame the President for some tragedy, or other, for heaven’s sake… listen to yourself. Listen to the infantile whining from the Political Left. It’s pitiful, folks. Just PITIFUL!.


Longstreet
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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Non-Binding Resolution Fails in US Senate!

The non-bind resolution against the war in Iraq failed in the US Senate Saturday, 2-17-07.








There were 56 votes in favor of the resolution and 34 votes against it. 60 votes were needed for it to pass.

Conservatives take note: The Republican Senators voting for the resolution were: John Warner of Virginia, Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, Susan Collins of Maine, Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, Gordon Smith of Oregon, Olympia Snowe of Maine, and Norm Coleman of Minnesota.


Remember these names! Rememebr what they have done! Be sure that our troops know of this... and who, EXACTLY, voted FOR this resolution in both the US House and the US Senate.






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There Is No Room In This Country for Hyphenated Americanism.

"There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all.

This is just as true of the man who puts “native” before the hyphen as of the man who puts German or Irish or English or French before the hyphen. Americanism is a matter of the spirit and of the soul. Our allegiance must be purely to the United States. We must unsparingly condemn any man who holds any other allegiance. But if he is heartily and singly loyal to this Republic, then no matter where he was born, he is just as good an American as any one else.

The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English- Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian- Americans, or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality than with the other citizens of the American Republic.

The men who do not become Americans and nothing else are hyphenated Americans; and there ought to be no room for them in this country. The man who calls himself an American citizen and who yet shows by his actions that he is primarily the citizen of a foreign land, plays a thoroughly mischievous part in the life of our body politic. He has no place here; and the sooner he returns to the land to which he feels his real heart-allegiance, the better it will be for every good American."

…… Theodore Roosevelt, addressing the Knights of Columbus in New York City 12 October,1915
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Friday, February 16, 2007

Vile, Putrid Nonsense! US Military Equal’s Terrorist Mercenaries


Vile, Putrid Nonsense! US Military Equal’s Terrorist Mercenaries
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If you are sick and tired of the Leftist agenda on the campuses of Academia in the US, then you will really want to grab something to chew on whilst you read the following. I ran across this at the Little Green Footballs site and my blood pressure spiked!

If you are a red-blooded American, you’d better sit down before you read this!

If you dare… go to:

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=24437

Reading such claptrap makes me wonder if it isn’t about time we pressed the federal government to cut off funds to academia. I mean… they can go on teaching their unadulterated crap… but not on our dime! If a student opts to attend such a university, he, or she can do it without federally backed scholarships and without grants of money from the federal coffers.

I, for one, am so incredibly fed-up with the “hate America crowd”, including the Democrat Party and their support of such bovine scatology, that I want to puke!

If there was even the tiniest bit of doubt in your mind that America is on the decline, then this should give you pause and… cause you to rethink your position.

It is reports of this type which make me yearn for judges such as that depicted in Edward Hale’s 1863 novel” Man without a Country”. If you recall the story, Philip Nolan is on trial for treason. During the proceedings, a flustered Nolan exclaims, "Damn the United States! I wish I may never hear of the United States again!" The judge solemnly grants Nolan his "wish," sentencing him to spend the rest of his life on a Navy vessel, where no one will ever be permitted to mention the United States in his presence, and from which he will never be allowed to return to his native soil. Thus is Nolan's fate sealed for the next 60 years. He dies aboard a US ship out of site of the US mainland.

Where is that judge when we need a slew of them??? Heck, I’d even vote to raise taxes… if the money was ear-marked to build ships to hold these “Hate America people” in international waters for the remainder of their lives.

This is NOT the America so many young Americans gave their lives defending. This is NOT the America our forefathers founded and this is NOTthe America the Greatest Generation risked everything to defend and secure. I don’t recognize what America has become. We have gone from being a glittering jewel of freedom and liberty to a glittering jewel of ignorance, self-indulgence, and pathos.

Pitiful! Just pitiful!

Longstreet

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Global Warming? Journalism? Don’t Make Me Laugh! ... by Alan Caruba


Global Warming? Journalism? Don’t Make Me Laugh!
By Alan Caruba
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As a very young man, fresh out of college and the army in the mid-1960’s, I found myself employed as a rookie reporter on a weekly newspaper in New Jersey. I had never taken a course in journalism in my life, but I could write. The managing editor of the newspaper group that serviced a number of communities taught me all I ever needed to know about journalism. He taught me to be skeptical of everything and everyone.

Not distrustful. Skeptical. People will tell you the truth they believe or want you to believe. They may be wrong. Or they may be deceitful. There’s a difference. However, when error and deceit combine, there is a purpose, an agenda, and it exists, as often as not, to acquire wealth and power despite the harm it will leave in its wake.

At the heart of what is wrong with journalism today is that legions of journalists will stand shoulder to shoulder for the sole purpose of deriding any “global warming skeptic” rather than wonder for a second how the “news” of a coming Ice Age in the 1970s became the “news” of Global Warming in the 1980s.

I am reminded of this daily as I read newspapers and news magazines in which various reporters blithely and deliberately inform the reader that all questions regarding the existence of global warming have been answered, that the science is beyond doubt, and that the cause is the production of greenhouse gases, largely from industry, transportation, and other human activities.

This is not merely an error. It is a complete deception the journalists have joined. They have ceased to be skeptical. They want you to stop being skeptical despite all evidence to the contrary.

“Global Warming, as we think we know it, doesn’t exist,” says Dr. Timothy Ball. He has Ph.D. in climatology, having earned his degree from the University of London, England, and taught for many years at the University of Winnipeg. A Google search of his name turns up a plethora of posts attacking him, always a sure sign that the Greens feel threatened by an outspoken scientist. The quote below explains why:

“Believe it or not, Global Warming is not due to human contribution of Carbon Dioxide (CO2). This in fact is the greatest deception in the history of science.”

Dr. Ball is hardly alone in his views. Dr. Richard Lindzen, an atmospheric physicist and a professor of meteorology at MIT, as well as a member of the National Academy of Science, has said of Global Warming that, “the consensus was reached before the research had even begun.”

Increasingly, not just climate scientists, but people in leadership positions around the world have joined in rebuking the Global Warming hoax. Czech President Vaclav Klaus is only the most recent, joining Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper who, in 2006, received a letter from sixty prominent scientists expressing opposition to the theory of Global Warming. The list is growing as other scientists in France, Denmark and around the world speak up.

There is something quite horrible about the complete failure of America’s journalists to even acknowledge there might be something terribly wrong about the theory of Global Warming. So far the published science that purports to support the theory has been severely challenged and even disproved to the point of having deliberately falsified data.

Too many journalists have remained steadfast to this greatest hoax of our times, publishing the most astonishing nonsense about the North Pole melting or all the polar bears disappearing. Anything can be attributed to Global Warming, but the premise of a rapidly warming Earth is baseless. The Earth warmed barely one degree Fahrenheit from 1850 to 1950 and there is no evidence of further warming.

Anyone who challenges the “truth” of the global warming charlatans is demonized and compared to Holocaust deniers. Others are routinely accused of being in the pay of corporate interests. My own background as a public relations counselor has been cited as “proof” that I cannot be trusted. However, in nine years of writing a weekly commentary, my credibility would be in shreds if my facts were wrong.

Is this new generation of journalists indifferent to the truth? Do they arrive at their job imbued with a mission to save the world? Do they believe that inconvenient facts can and should be ignored? This is not journalism. It is advocacy. The former belongs in the news columns, the latter on the editorial and opinion pages.

For the week leading up to and following the recent release of the United Nations climate report summary, the front pages of America’s newspapers proclaimed that Global Warming was real, millions would die from starvation, and the fresh water resources of the world would go dry by 2080.

The final report is not due out for months and, like previous reports, what “science” is cited to support this balderdash will be thoroughly encumbered with words like “could”, “may”, “might”, “is believed”, or “is predicted.” These are mushy words that scientists abhor. They want proof.

The final report will actually be altered to reflect the initial summary. That is not science. It is propaganda.

We look to journalists to present facts as accurately and dispassionately as possible. When they tell you the Earth is doomed, look for an alternative source of information.

Editor’s Note: Caruba is a longtime member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and the National Association of Science writers.

Alan Caruba writes a weekly column, “Warning Signs”, posted on the Internet site of The National Anxiety Center, http://www.anxietycenter.com/. His book, “Right Answers: Separating Fact from Fantasy”, is published by Merril Press.

© Alan Caruba, 2007
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