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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Saudi Crown Prince Passed Away


The Saudi Kingdom was shaken to its core this morning, as Crown Prince and heir to the thrown Nayef bin Abdulaziz passed away for unknown medical reasons in Geneva, Switzerland. Although, I suspect his visit, and untimely death in one of Europe's better medical system's wasn't coincidental.

Nayef served as Interior Minister for thirty-seven years, overseeing the country's counter terrorism efforts, and was named Crown Prince last October by the King, his older brother. He was known to be religiously conservative on domestic issues, especially in regards to King Abdullah's reform efforts.

After a three day period of mourning set to start tomorrow, the king's advisers will meet and discuss who should become the new heir to the throne, which is vital considering the current occupant is 90 years old, likely to pass as well within the next few years and the position itself has tremendous authority and urgent responsibility through out the entire world.

Prince Salman, head of the Defence Ministry and strong supporter of his brother's domestic reforms, is the early front-runner.

But for now, the kingdom's leaders will mourn the passing of their brother, as their close allies in Bahrain order all state flags half-staff and three days of mourning in their nation out of respect.

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Father Forgets

Listen son;  I am saying this as you lie asleep, one little paw
crumpled under your cheek and the blond curls stickily wet
on your damp forehead.  I have stolen into your room alone.

Just a few minutes ago, as I sat reading my paper in the
library,  a stifling wave of remorse swept over me.  Guiltily
I came to your bedside.

These are the things I was thinking son:  I had been cross to
you.  I scolded you as you were dressing for school because
you gave your face merely a dab with a towel.  I took you to
task for not cleaning your shoes.  I yelled angrily when you
threw some of your things on the floor.

At breakfast I found fault too.  You spilled things.  You
gulped down your food.  You put your elbows on the table. 
You spread butter too thick on your bread.  And as you
started off to play and I made for my train, you turned and
waved a hand and called, "Goodbye Daddy."  I frowned
and said in reply, "Hold your shoulders back!"

Then it began all over again in the afternoon.  As I came up
the road, I saw you, down on your knees playing marbles.
There were holes in your socks.  I humiliated you in front
of your friends by marching you ahead of me to the house.
Socks were expensive - and if you had to buy them you
would be more careful!  Imagine that son, from your father.

Do you remember later, when I was reading in the library,
how you came in timidly, with a sort of hurt look in your
eyes?  When I glanced up over my paper, impatient at the
interruption, you hesitated at the door.  "What is it you
want?"  I snapped.

You said nothing, but ran across in one tempestuous plunge,
threw your arms around my neck and kissed me;  and your
small arms tightened with an affection that God had set
blooming in your heart and which even my neglect could not
wither.  And then you were gone, pattering up the steps.

Well son, it was shortly afterwards that my paper slipped
from my hands and a terrible sickening fear came over me.
What has habit been doing to me?  The habit of finding
fault, of reprimanding - this was my reward to you for
being a boy?  It was not that I did not love you, it was that
I expected too much from you.  I was measuring you by a
yardstick of my own years.

And there was so much that is good and fine in your
character.  The little heart of yours was as big as the dawn
itself over the wide hills.  This was shown by your
spontaneous impulse to rush in and kiss me good night.

Nothing else matters tonight son.  I have come to your
bedside in the darkness, and I have knelt here, ashamed.

It is a feeble atonement, I know.  I know you would not
understand these things if I told them to you during your
waking hours.  But tomorrow, I will be a real Daddy!  I
will chum with you, and suffer when you suffer, and
laugh when you laugh.  I will bite my tongue when
impatient words come.  I will keep saying to myself,
"He is just a boy, a little boy."

I am afraid I have visualized you as a man.  Yet as I see
you now son, crumpled and weary in your bed, I see
that you are still a baby.  Yesterday you were in your
mother's arms, your head on her shoulder.  I have asked
too much of you, way too much.



Reprinted from The Reader's Digest, and How to Win
Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie, 1936.


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Friday, June 15, 2012

Watch Niagara Falls Crossing, June 15, 2012

Update- And he has traversed the line successfully! To sum it up in a word: epic. Thanks for stopping by Pundit Press everyone. Please enjoy the rest of the site.



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Hosni Mubarak Dead?

There are conflicting reports about whether the former leader of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, is dead. Rumors are that the military is holding back news of his death in order to time when people will go out on the street to celebrate. However, that is only a rumor.

It could very well be true that he is alive and on the cusp of death. Or possibly even nowhere near death and this is another rumor that pops up every so often.

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Mubarak Dead?

There are conflicting reports about whether the former leader of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, is dead. Rumors are that the military is holding back news of his death in order to time when people will go out on the street to celebrate. However, that is only a rumor.

It could very well be true that he is alive and on the cusp of death. Or possibly even nowhere near death and this is another rumor that pops up every so often.

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MSNBC on Romney Bus Tour: Wouldn't it Be Interesting if His Bus Exploded? (With Video)

On Martin Bashir's poorly rated MSNBC show, he introduced Mitt Romney's bus tour today. The segment started off as normal, with Bashir introducing the show and the date. It was all downhill from there.

MSNBC then cut to a video of Romney, in which they made the video intentionally grainy, then repeatedly zoomed in on him speaking. They quoted Romney with the usual soundbite, then showed his bus driving around.

All of a sudden, Bashir asks, "What could possibly go wrong?" At that moment, the video of Romney's bus cuts to a bus exploding while people can be heard screaming in pain. MSNBC then proceeds to show several clips of buses engulfed in flames as well as a man shooting a cow for some reason.

Then, "Come on Get Happy" blares, implying that Mr. Romney dying in a horrible, flaming death would make the American people ecstatic. You can watch the video below:

Imagine if Fox News had done such a daft video about the President. There is no doubt that analysts on the left would be screaming "racist" until the cows came home. Or at least until MSNBC showed a video of a cow being shot.

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Live Blogging Greek Elections, June 17, 2012

When there are results for the election in Greece, the video below will be streaming live.

Update: The coverage should start relatively soon.

Update 3, 2:40 EST: With about 30% of the vote in (from what I can tell):
New Democracy- 30.61%
Syriza- 25.87%
Pa.So.K- 12.94%
Anexartiti Ellines- 7.42%
Golden Dawn (Neo-Nazis)-6.95%
Democratic Left- 6.02%

Update 4, 3:17 EST: With about 45% of the vote in (from what I can tell):
New Democracy- 30.37%
Syriza- 26.17%
Pa.So.K- 12.72%
Anexartiti Ellines- 7.45%
Golden Dawn (Neo-Nazis)-6.96%
Democratic Left- 6.04%
K.K.E.- 4.45%

Update 5, 4:20 EST: With about 65% of the vote in (from what I can tell):
New Democracy- 30.09%
Syriza- 26.52%
Pa.So.K- 12.58%
Anexartiti Ellines- 7.44%
Golden Dawn (Neo-Nazis)-6.94%
Democratic Left- 6.05%
K.K.E.- 4.51%

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Not Worth a Continental



The Federal Reserve System (the Fed) was established in 1913 as one of the cornerstones of the Progressive agenda.  They said it was a way to stop the boom and bust cycle which has always been a fixture of capitalist economies.  The Fed is America’s third Central Bank.  The First and Second Banks of the United States were born out of Alexander Hamilton’s ideas as expressed in his famous Second Report on Public Credit in 1790.  The first bank was allowed to expire and the last was ultimately killed by Andrew Jackson in 1833.  Jackson believed the Bank had too great an influence politically and economically.

The United States grew to become the greatest industrial power on earth in the next eighty years without a central bank.

Established in 1913, the Federal Reserve is America's central bank.  It is semi-independent/semi-public depending on which role is needed to justify its actions.  It is run by a board of seven Governors.  These Governors are nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate.  Led by a Chairman who is also appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate these eight people control a system of twelve Regional Federal Reserve Banks which have numerous branches throughout the United States. The Fed can expand or contract the money supply in many ways.  They print money both physically and digitally, they set interest rates, they can loosen or tighten the regulations for lending, and they can purchase debt from the Treasury.  Most of these measures are neither understood nor noticed by the general public.  This helps build and maintain the impression of a mysterious institution behind a curtain pulling levers and pressing buttons secretly controlling the economy.  In many ways this impression is correct

Ben Bernanke is the current Chairman of the Federal Reserve.  Some believe that this is the most important post in the United States because the Federal Reserve controls our economy through its control of the money supply.  Mr. Bernanke acquired the nickname Helicopter Ben from a speech he delivered in 2002 entitled, “Deflation: Making Sure “It” Doesn’t Happen Here.” 

In this famous speech he said, “The sources of deflation are not a mystery. Deflation is in almost all cases a side effect of a collapse of aggregate demand – a drop in spending so severe that producers must cut prices on an ongoing basis in order to find buyers. Likewise, the economic effects of a deflationary episode, for the most part, are similar to those of any other sharp decline in aggregate spending–namely, recession, rising unemployment, and financial stress.”  This is a well stated summation of the problem of deflation.

As a defense against the ravages of deflation the future Chairman of the Federal Reserve never actually said he would drop money from a helicopter.  What he said was, “The U.S. government has a technology, called a printing press (or today, its electronic equivalent), that allows it to produce as many U.S. dollars as it wishes at no cost.”  Which was coupled by later analysts and pundits with the statement, “A money-financed tax cut is essentially equivalent to Milton Friedman's famous ‘helicopter drop' of money.”

In the popular imagination this has been shortened into the oft misquoted belief that he said he would get in a helicopter and drop bales of money to combat deflation.

The collapse of the Housing Bubble in 2008 brought the American economy to a standstill and threatened to escalate into a systemic collapse of major banks and other financial institutions.  To stop the wheels from coming off the commercial cart the politicians reacted with unusual speed and vigor.  George Bush famously said, “I’ve abandoned free market principles to save the free market system” when he advocated and passed the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) which was designed to buy mortgage backed securities in an effort to inject money into the American banking system and thus restart the economy.  This 700 Billion dollar fund (later resized to 475 Billion) was eventually used instead to bailout major banks, AIG, and buy GM and Chrysler with only 22 billion ever going to buy toxic assets. 

This was followed by President Obama’s stimulus bill which cost another 800 billion and was supposedly designed to kick start the economy by providing jobs.  The Congressional Budget Office eventually evaluated that these shovel-ready jobs cost 4.1 million each.  But then again as our President later joked, “Shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected.”

Spending government money to prime the economic pump cannot work.  The government doesn’t produce anything.  It must either take the money out of the economy through taxation taking from the productive for the benefit of the unproductive or print the money thus causing inflation.  All the government can do is redistribute wealth; it does not create it.  And when the government is in the business of picking winners and losers we all lose freedom, liberty, and opportunity.

Inflation is a rise in the general level of prices related to an increase in the volume of money and the resulting loss of value of currency.   The Progressives didn’t invent inflation.  The Obama Administration isn’t the first to resort to inflation to keep the ball rolling without the pain of tax increases.  America was born in inflation.  During the Revolution one of the greatest problems was how to finance the war.  America was effectively blockaded by the massive British fleet and unable to trade with the rest of the world.  So the government printed the money they needed, and printed and printed and printed until the money was effectively worthless coining instead of wealth the shameful saying, “Not worth a Continental.”  These early ancestors to our dollar were eventually redeemed at 100 to 1.

Helicopter Ben has already overseen two rounds of monetary inflation referred to by the mysterious name of Quantitative Easing (QE) which is a fancy way of saying the Fed floods the banks with money.  The staggering size of these have only now begun to come to light showing that since the 2008 collapse the Fed has flushed more than 16 trillion dollars out of the pockets of taxpayers and into the hands of banks and corporations both foreign and domestic designated by the Federal Government as too big to fail.  That is more money in four years than the entire national debt which has taken 236 years to accumulate and QE 3 is on the way.

While running for office and telegraphing his distributive goals Mr. Obama said we need to spread the wealth around. Chairman Bernanke has said the government can produce as many U.S. dollars as it wishes at no cost.  However, no matter what these two wannabe puppet masters may believe there is no free lunch.  In their insolated ivory-tower gated community world they may never have to pay the tab for their misguided attempts to create wealth with the wave of their hand.  Those of us who work for a living who live in the world of family budgets will.  The money we earn will be worth less and less and less until it is worthless.  The money we have saved will lose value day by day.  Someday people may not say, “It’s not worth a Continental.” They may instead say, “It’s not worth a dollar.”

The problem with getting older is you can remember when what we now pay at the pump was a car payment, and what we now pay for groceries was a house payment.  The central-planers behind the curtain in OZ may tell us there is no inflation, but our eyes and our wallets tell us something else: the truth.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion for Southside Virginia Community College.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2012 Robert R. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens




The Pseudologia Fantastica-in-Chief   
                         or
          Liar, liar, Pants on Fire


In 1828, Noah Webster defined a liar as "a person who knowingly
utters falsehood;  one who declares to another as a fact what he
knows to be not true, and with an intention to deceive him."

A compulsive liar is one who lies out of habit.

But the real professional liars are called:

Pseudologia fantastica:  falsification entirely disproportionate
to any discernible end in view;  may be extensive and very
complicated;  may manifest over a period of years or even a
lifetime.

Ergo!  Voila!  We have finally struck upon the truth about the
greatest liar in the universe.

Barry Davis' Soetoro Obama's speech yesterday was an unfortunate
re-hashing of the lies he has told and probably believes, for the
last three and a half ninesixteen, well, all his life.

To list his lies here, or anywhere is impossible.  Fiscally
conservative?  A Christian?  Take care of veterans?  Transparent?
Four million jobs created?  Forward?  Kenya?  Hawaii?  Davis?
Soetoro?  Obama?  Smith?

We all know that to Washington DC politicians, lying is just
another word for politics as usual.  The cosmopolitian language
of politicians is the lie. 

Were Diogenes alive today, he could have a one million
megawatt spotlight in his search for an honest man, and he
could wander around DC until doomsday and never find an
honest man.

But Barry Soetoro Dunham Davis Barack Hussein Obama --
or whatever his real name is --  has raised the art of lying to
a level where Bill Clinton, OJ Simpson and Ted Kennedy look
like rank amateurs.

His speech yesterday to a bunch of high schoolers thinking they
are in college is a prime example.  If one of them had given a
speech like this in one of their speech classes, they would have
been laughed out of the joint, with their joint.

And yet the media, and I use the term sardonicly, uses words
like:  falsehoods, mis-spoke, fact check, instead of using Barry's
real middle name:  pseudologica fantastica.

Some politicians lie because they have to, they are forced to, or
because they are not sure of the truth.  Barry Davis lies because
it is his lifelong nature to lie, to believe his lies, to enjoy his
lying, and to lie on purpose.

This sort of pathological lying is indicative of a man with no
integrity, no conscience and no soul.

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France: It's a Civil War in Syria... Casual Observers: You Think?


I believe the French Foreign Minister should win the "stating the obvious award of 2012" with this quote: "if you can't call it a civil war, then there are no words to describe it." Whoa nelly..... There's some deep logic for ya, I wonder how long it took for him to reach that conclusion?


Apparently, after fifteen months of armed conflict between pro-government and anti-government forces, with over thirteen thousand dead civilians in the process, France is now just realizing Syria is embroiled in civil war. Jeez, I wonder how long it would've taken them to recognize the American one, or did they just discover that today as well?


This is the problem with our world today: if two different sides, especially sides divided by religion as well as overall power, are fighting over control of the domestic government in an organized way, that's a civil war... However, it takes our western powers and international bodies almost fifteen months, and fifteen thousand dead for them to recognize that. 


And even worse.... Now that the world is just realizing Syria is in a civil war, all of these stories concerning what should be done now are popping up every where in the media. When we should have joined the rebels seven months ago, after we finished our mission in Libya, and maybe I wouldn't be writing this article about when a civil war is a civil war, and instead about us sending al-Assad to meet Qaddafi in a nice, warm spot reserved for despots in hell.


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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Heat Still Winless as Refs Down Thunder, 100-96

Apparently the judges at the Pacquiao-Bradley fight were quick to find another gig: calling the NBA Finals. The officiating was awful, period. Some calls went against the Heat. Many, many more went against the Thunder. Was it fixed? Maybe. Was it called horribly? Without a doubt.

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Hosni Mubarak Dead? June 19, 2012

There are conflicting reports about whether the former leader of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, is dead. Rumors are that the military is holding back news of his death in order to time when people will go out on the street to celebrate. However, that is only a rumor.

It could very well be true that he is alive and on the cusp of death. Or possibly even nowhere near death and this is another rumor that pops up every so often.

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Roger Clemens Found Innocent?

Update: Not guilty on all charges!

The Clemens jury has ended their deliberation. The verdict will be announced momentarily. From the Washington Post:
The jury in the perjury case of legendary pitcher Roger Clemens completed its deliberations Monday afternoon. The verdict is expected to be delivered shortly in a packed courtroom in the District’s federal court.

Over seven weeks of testimony in the case against Clemens, jurors heard from more than 40 witnesses, including former major league ballplayers, a housekeeper, the general manager of the New York Yankees and the wife of the star pitcher. The trial, initially anticipated to last four to six weeks, was at times slow going, with two jurors dismissed for sleeping on the job.

Deliberations began Tuesday, but jurors were off on Thursday and Friday.

The baseball legend was on trial for a second time, charged with six counts of perjury, making false statements and obstructing Congress for denying in 2008 that he had ever taken steroids or human growth hormone. A House panel was following up on a 2007 report by former senator George Mitchell that connected dozens of ballplayers, including Clemens, to performance-enhancing drugs.
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Roger Clemens Found Guilty?

Update: Not guilty on all charges!

The Clemens jury has ended their deliberation. The verdict will be announced momentarily. From the Washington Post:
The jury in the perjury case of legendary pitcher Roger Clemens completed its deliberations Monday afternoon. The verdict is expected to be delivered shortly in a packed courtroom in the District’s federal court.

Over seven weeks of testimony in the case against Clemens, jurors heard from more than 40 witnesses, including former major league ballplayers, a housekeeper, the general manager of the New York Yankees and the wife of the star pitcher. The trial, initially anticipated to last four to six weeks, was at times slow going, with two jurors dismissed for sleeping on the job.

Deliberations began Tuesday, but jurors were off on Thursday and Friday.

The baseball legend was on trial for a second time, charged with six counts of perjury, making false statements and obstructing Congress for denying in 2008 that he had ever taken steroids or human growth hormone. A House panel was following up on a 2007 report by former senator George Mitchell that connected dozens of ballplayers, including Clemens, to performance-enhancing drugs.
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October  Surprise -- BOO!!!


W-e-l-l, as President Reagan used to say,  w-e-l-l, the media,
and I use the term loosely, is hoping that Barry has what is now
called, "the October Surprise."  And the the matchless, hapless
media is trying to figure out what that will be.

"October Surprise" is sort of a silly moniker for any campaign
which is supposedly saving some great piece of knowlege for
release just before the election, hoping to save the world for
their candidate.

It might go back as far as the Nixon campaign, which the
nitwits are still trying to dredge up for this election.  Seems
they want to prove that President Nixon was really a bad
guy.  Lemme tell ya, sure, he swore, but, that was 1972 and
compared to these Chicago misfits, that warn't nuthin' back
then.  Third grade public school playgrounds now sound
worse. 

At least President Nixon took a breath between swear
words, unlike these thugs.  Barry, you're no President Nixon.

AND, so they had a little burglary.  So what?  Back then they
did not send guys like Rod Blagojevich to prison for knowing
too much;  AND they did not kill people who got in the way,
and they did not hide their records, all their records, from
the public.  (just the LP's) 

And then October Surprise was used, they say, in the Carter
years, and by the way Barry, you're no Jimmy Carter.  But
alas, I have digressed.

So as to keep the campaign money rolling into the media coffers,
for the entire campaign, the media is instructed to say, Barry is
ahead;  wait, Mitt is ahead;  oh wait, they're neck and neck;  this
one is too close to call;  and they will keep saying that up until
election day, simply because they need to make it look close so
both sides keep spending millions and millions and millions of
dollars to keep the idiotic networks afloat.

But since we don't know what the October surprise is yet, in
the public interest (barry's and michelle's interest in squatting
for four more years in the White House), I thought I would make
some suggestions, hoping to tap into some special interest groups
which Barry and Mimi have not thought of yet.

Here goes:

Pot smokers:  how about a chicken in every pot, and pot in every
government paycheck.  Since pot seems to be the drug of Barry's
enthusiastic-ness, lets invite the choom gang to the roof of the
White House, and surprise all like minded voters.  W-a-i-t  a
s-e-c-o-n-d  d-u-d-e ---  do  we  like  have  to v-o-t-e?

Conservative bloggers:  here's a group Barry needs some votes
from. Lets make it legal to use Bluff-my-Call, and get some
swat teams to wakes these poor bloggers up in the middle of
the night, and have them arrested, or shot, then call it off the
next afternoon.

Barney Frank's husband:  how about Barry and Mimi crash
Barney's "wedding?"  Barry and Mimi could do a duet, "Stand
by your man."  That would possibly get some more of the "gay"
vote.  Barry, call Barney Maybe.

How about a reality show called "Make My Day" where Barry
could publicly go over his kill list, and have listeners text
in their least favorite, thus making Barry's tough guy image
look, you know, like Dirty Barry.

How about no more speeding tickets for Barry voters?

No seat belts necessary for Barry voters?

Legalize drinking and driving, for Barry voters?

Three day work week for Barry voters?

Barry care expanded to surgery and weight loss programs for
cat owners, if they have no ID and vote for Barry.

A huge vote getter would be if Mimi was to shut up for the
rest of the campaign.

I know, I know, this is stupid.  BUT --  wait till you see what
Barry will bring up in October, then ax me if these are stupid.

Hope I didn't ruin Barry's surprise, he is so-o-o-o likeable. 



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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Russia Cracksdown on Anti-Putin Opposition


HT: USA Today

As the Russian government openly aids the hostile Assad regime that has killed over 10,000 of his own people since protests began last spring, it's slowly restricting the rights, and freedoms of its dissidents in Moscow, St. Petersburg and across Russia.

This was brought to bare yesterday as somewhere between 20,000 and 120,000 anti-Putin protesters peacefully voiced their opposition to Vladimir Putin's third term in office, which they believe is due to widespread fraud in Russia's presidential election earlier this year and growing oppression their leaders experience on a daily basis.

Such as what occurred on Monday, coincidentally right before the protests, when the homes of several prominent opposition leaders were searched by masked police officers who seized personal computers, cellphones and other items. While opposition leaders (possibly the same) were ordered to appear for questioning an hour before the protests started.

Parliament, which is controlled by the pro-Putin and ill-named "United Russia Party", passed a bill that increases fines 150% for unregistered demonstrators just last week, could mark the beginning of more draconian measures of dealing with the opposition then has been customary thus far, such as restricting freedom to protest entirely.

The news these days is quite depressing in regards to Russia, especially when you see Stalinist trends reemerge in what should be a freer, more westernized 21st century Russia that is sadly just another reinvention of their bloody five hundred year past of government totalitarianism and citizen oppression.

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Brooklyn YR Likely Assembly Candidate


Although my knowledge of Brooklyn politics is short and generally useless, I do know that if the Republican Party nominates Russell Gallo, head of the borough's young republican club, for state assembly: there's going to be one hell of an interesting race this November.

From Politicker:
Russell Gallo, the President of the Brooklyn Young Republicans, is planning to run against Democratic Assemblyman Steve Cymbrowitz, setting the stage for what will likely be one of the few competitive assembly battles in New York City this November.
Reached for comment, Mr. Gallo said that he’s “not making any public statements until we get closer to the end of petitioning,” however, according to multiple sources familiar with his efforts, he fully intends to run.
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Gallo, who is the co-host of the Brooklyn GOP Radio show, at this past weekend's statewide gathering of Young Republicans and I was quite impressed by him, especially when I later learned he's a U.S. Army Guard (which I'm currently in the process of enlisting in) veteran who served in Iraq.

Despite the historical democratic leanings of Brooklyn, the recent elections of pro-Israel Republicans in the district indicates Mr. Gallo, who is a hard working Brooklyn area politico to be sure, definitely has a strong chance of ousting the incumbent Democrat and turning the borough even redder in the aftermath of Turner's historic victory last year.

Regardless, I wish Mr. Gallo the best and hope to hit the streets for the prospective candidate sometime this fall.

Live Streaming Greek Elections, June 17, 2012

When there are results for the election in Greece, the video below will be streaming live.

Update: The coverage should start relatively soon.

Update 3, 2:40 EST: With about 30% of the vote in (from what I can tell):
New Democracy- 30.61%
Syriza- 25.87%
Pa.So.K- 12.94%
Anexartiti Ellines- 7.42%
Golden Dawn (Neo-Nazis)-6.95%
Democratic Left- 6.02%

Update 4, 3:17 EST: With about 45% of the vote in (from what I can tell):
New Democracy- 30.37%
Syriza- 26.17%
Pa.So.K- 12.72%
Anexartiti Ellines- 7.45%
Golden Dawn (Neo-Nazis)-6.96%
Democratic Left- 6.04%
K.K.E.- 4.45%

Update 5, 4:20 EST: With about 65% of the vote in (from what I can tell):
New Democracy- 30.09%
Syriza- 26.52%
Pa.So.K- 12.58%
Anexartiti Ellines- 7.44%
Golden Dawn (Neo-Nazis)-6.94%
Democratic Left- 6.05%
K.K.E.- 4.51%

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Video: New Swing State Poll Data Released



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It  Is  Absolutely  Clear  The  White House Is
                                NOT
           Doing   Good  Mediocre   Fine


If there was ever a time in the last three and one half years
when the golfer-in-chief actually needed a vacation, it is
this month.

Let's talk about all the things that are going well for him:

.

Okay, back to our regularly scheduled program.  That
Eric (Aim High Boys, They're riding Clydesdales) Holder
should be fired, then jailed, is a given.  This week he is
confident of his own confidence, next week he'll be taking
the Fifth, which is apparently all he knows of the Constitution
he has lied to uphold.

The Supreme Court probably has the denial done for the
unlawful, unconstitutional, un-common sense piece of
horse puckey Barry Soetoro broke who knows how many
laws to get passed.  That slap in the grinning chops to Barry
should come in the next four to six weeks, possibly while
Barry is snubbing the Kennedys, what is left of them, on
Marty's Vineyard. (with Michelle in Aspen, Spain or Reno.)

Barry and the other composite idiots seemingly cannot open
their big mouths on the campaign trail without looking like
Phyllis Diller unplugged.

The only thing Barry is good at lately is raising cash.

I know, how about he resigns the White House and just goes
on a "Pay Down The Five Trillion I Borrowed" cash raising
campaign.  All funds to the debt, of course.

Meanwhile, the "news" media, and I use the term loosely,
keeps bringing up the perhaps-ness of "what if there were
no election in November?"  Oh no, couldn't happen, oh no,
the people wouldn't stand for it;  oh boy -- what if it is a tie?
1876 and 2000 deja vu all over again.  Where is George
Armstrong Custer when you need him?

Next we'll see a help wanted ad on Craig's List:

           Wanted, several thousend goons; must
           self motivated, honest, hard working;
           like to intimidate voters, must be able to
           read  make signs and spel;  experience with
           ACORN, SEIU,  OCCUPY,  STRIKES
           and other fruits and nuts is a good thing;
           jail time no problem;  no ID -- no problem -- must
           be available furst weak en  november,
           kall eric holder or axelrod as soone  as
           possible,  use white Hose phone number.

Like Sonny and Cher used to say, "and the beat goes on."

Allen Wins Virginia GOP Senate Primary


Former U.S. Senator George Allen was never really in danger of not clinching the Republican nomination to run for his old senate seat against former Democratic Governor and DNC Chairman Tim Kaine, but I don't think too many people expected him to win the primary by so much:

George Allen: 172,721 - 66.2%
Jamie Radtke: 58,929 - 22.6%
Bob Marshall: 17,272 - 6.6%
E.W. Jackson: 12,061 - 4.6%

With a significant two-thirds of the vote victory in the bag, Allen can now turn his full attention to defeating the former stooge of Barack Obama in November, and return this seat, which he lost in 2006 when leftists embroiled him in a politically incorrect scandal over the word "macaca," back into the Republican column.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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New U.N. Policy on Syria: Twist Arms?


Apparently the new United Nations plan for ending violence in Syria, at least to envoy Kofi Annan, is to have governments with influence over the rogue nation to twist arms and hope for the best, which comes amid U.N. reports that Assad's regime is now on the list of 52 governments/terrorist groups that recruit, kill or sexually attack children during armed conflicts.

Wait... What?!

Which influential government are we talking about here? Syria only has two friends in the entire world; neither has supported one U.N. resolution, suggestion or plan to legitimately end the internal conflict. The Russians do nothing but obstruct us on the security council and Iran is even aiding the Syrian government's brutal assault.

I have got to give Annan credit though, because in this situation where conditions are worsening every day on the ground, he somehow managed to conceive a new solution that is even more unlikely, and useless then the "cease fire agreement" he has been campaigning for the last several months to no avail.

This is maddening.

The world has been watching Assad, his government and his Alawite sect murder over 10,000 of their fellow countryman, and because of "war weariness," or whatever the hell that is supposed to mean, we remain on the sidelines, paralyzed, and do nothing to aid the rebels who are struggling to stay alive and maintain what they can from their uprising.

It's simple, really. If we want to defeat Assad - we must arm the rebels with heavy weaponry while at the same time we end this bureaucratic bullshit within the United Nations and start coordinating our own plan with the "Friends of Syria" organization, which among arming and funding the rebels, should consider us intervening at some point.

That, at least, would be moral and considerate of the men, women and children fighting in Syria, who do not deserve to become a footnote in history as the opposition that was defeated, because no one did anything to help them.

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Monday, June 11, 2012

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Yahoo News: Americans are "Secretly Racist" Against the President

There is dumb and there is dumb. I consider racism to be a disgusting form of mental cowardice, where you paint an entire race or nationality as one way or another. Facts do not sway racists and they simply label people with a large brush stroke.

Thus, the irony is incredibly deep with Yahoo's frontpage story today, in which it declares Americans "secretly racist" based on their... search engine entries. Specifically, Yahoo contests that Americans are particularly racist toward President Obama.

The fact that Mr. Obama was elected in 2008 does not even truly enter into the discussion; nope, we are racists all, apparently including those who voted for him. Yahoo does try to explain away some of their ridiculous findings, but their headline gets straight to what they are talking about: "Are Americans secretly racist? Yes:"

The article intentionally passes over exactly what the research was looking for other than saying data about "racially tinged" searches was monitored. They also searched for the n-word.

They did not discuss how they got the samples. They did not discuss how many samples they used in the studies. They did not account for double counting, where people may have been searching a quote a racist said. They did not account for mistakes in spelling. No, according to Yahoo news, if you have ever used a bad word in a search bar, you are a racist.

Doing everything they possibly can for the administration, Yahoo even goes as far as saying that the 41% of the vote Keith Judd received in the West Virginia primary against Obama was entirely from racism. Nowhere in the article is it even mentioned that he is a democrat.

This is probably why no one uses Yahoo as a search engine anymore.

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Barry & Michelle's Economy  IS  in  Fine  Shape



The greatest weakness of power is the belief that one deserves it.

Barry and Michelle have committed that great sin, and the mistake
they are making is that they are wallowing in it like two pigs in
the slop.

Like two spoiled children, they are bragging, boasting, and
showing off in a way we have never seen in the White House.

They are revealing to our country who they really are.  The idea is
that no matter how bad Barry is making things for the rest of us,
they want us to know that Barry and Michelle are doing fine.

When he back-watered about his statement on the economy,  he
was lying.  To him, the economy is fine, his economy.  For him
and her,  it is as fine as it has ever been in their miserable socialist
lives.

Check out the white house menu:

Butternut squash bisque;  red/green lettuce wrapped in daikon
sheets w/ masago rice pearl crispies;  
Kobe beef/Wagyu beef;
black lentil terrine with lump crabmeat; 
grilled skirt steak, poblano sauce & sauteed spinach;
minted spring pea salad;
couscous w/ chard, tomatoes & sardines; 
cucumber avocado soup;
eggs veggie frittata; 
salmon croquettes; 
holiday gulf shrimp cocktail;

and the list of the world's finest cuisine goes on forever.

Of course they think the economy is fine.  For them, it is.

Meanwhile, out here in real America, where we all live, the
menu is something like:  hamburger, spagetti, meatloaf, mac
and cheese, pork and beans, potato salad, tacos, ham and
turkey at the holidays.

How about the vacations?

2009  August  --Martha's Vineyard
2009   August  -- Grand Canyon & Yellowstone
2009  Christmas -- Hawaii
2010  March -- New York City
2010  May  --  Chicago
2010  July -- Mount Desert Island, Maine
2010  August -- Martha's Vineyard
2010  August -- Michelle & daughter in Spain
2010  August  -- Barry's "birthday" Chicago
2010  August -- Panama City
2010  Christmas -- Hawaii
2011  President's Day  -- soetoro girls to Aspen
2011  June -- Soetoro girls to South Africa
2011  summer -- Martha's Vineyard
2011  Christmas -- Hawaii
2012  President's Day  -- Soetoro girls in Aspen
2012  Spring break for Malia -- Mexico  --25 Secret Service

Of course they think the economy is fine.  For them, it is.

And Barry's vacations?  Check this out:  One trip to each of
the following countries:  Australia, Brazil, Chile, China,
Columbia, Egypt, El Salvador, Ghana, India, Iraq, Ireland,
Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudia Arabia,
Singapore, Trinadad & Tobago, Turkey, Rome.

Two trips to these:  Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark,
Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom.

Three visits:  Afghanistan, South Korea.

Four:  France.

Of course he thinks the economy is fine.  For him, it is.

How about the over 200 campaign fundraisers?  He is
asking for and getting over 300,000,00 dollars so far.

It makes you wonder how he has  time for daily
workouts, basketball with the boy friends, and the 100
or so golf games.

Of course he thinks the economy is fine.  For him, it is.

This country has never seen the like of someone infected
with such thoughts of his and her own greatness.  We are
seeing firsthand the terrible the weakness of power in the
hands of those who are too immature to handle it.

You can tell about a person's character by how they are
affected by power.  Barry and Michelle have exhibited no
character.  They are two gimme children, selfish brats
with nowhere to go but out.  Out of the White House, out
of public life, out of our hair for good.

Politico Expansions Indicate New Era of Media


As leading newspapers cut staff across the board nationwide, Politico is hiring twenty journalists to expand their coverage of economic and military stories this fall for their pricey subscription service, which has a very influential audience of insiders, politicos and other interested individuals.

This comes only a few months after their newspaper, which has been available free of charge in Washington DC since its inception, expanded with two dozen vending boxes in Manhattan, or roughly 4,000 copies, also free to all interested. These expansions are revealing a trend of both personal growth for Politico, but also of decline for traditional newspapers.

When a primarily internet, and subscription based news/opinion service slowly starts moving into the media capital of the world, offering copies free of charge (and not taking advantage of its growing popularity) and planning future expansion across the United States, while traditional news shops are struggling to stay afloat during these difficult economic times, it tells you a new era is about to be begin; if it hasn't already.

An era not of centralized control of stories by the New York Times Editorial Board, but by the interests of editors willing to explore issues in a different light then most within the media, not necessarily conservative... just more outside the mainstream and from a perspective that is mobile, a liberty granted by our 21st century technology.

As someone who has always appreciated internet newspapers and news sites, I only applaud Politico's big expansions over the past six months, and only hope it continues to grow stronger and encourages more folk to do likewise, because the only way to improve the media we got, is to replace it with something better.

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Pacquiao vs Bradley was Fixed

I like boxing. Or at least I did before Saturday night's Pacquiao-Bradley fight. The game, as that fight proved, is undisputed rigged. It is fixed. There is nothing more to it. Please enjoy the best video on YouTube discussing this monstrosity:


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Demontez Leonard Identified as Probable Auburn Shooter

From Al.com:
Desmonte Demontez Leonard, the 22-year-old Montgomery man at the center of law enforcement manhunt for his role in a mass shooting at an Auburn apartment complex, has been arrested twice on gun charges, according to online court records.

Records also indicate he has been sued twice for child support, with the most recent lawsuit filed on Friday, just one day before Saturday night's shooting.

Auburn police have sworn out three capital murder warrants against Leonard. He is accused of killing three people, including former Auburn football players Ed Christian and Ladarious Phillips, and injuring three others. Police are also seeking two "persons of interest" who they did not identify.

Leonard was charged with second degree assault in the June 25, 2009, shooting of a 16-year-old male. The teen was shot with a 40-caliber type handgun, according to court records.

Prosecutors did not pursue the charges after the victim stated under oath that Leonard did not shoot him.
Efforts to reach the attorney who had represented Leonard in that case were unsuccessful Sunday.
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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Looking for Super Bowl Tickets?

If you are like any red blooded American, you must enjoy football-- either to play it or to watch it on TV. This can be the same with professional football, especially Canadian football or the NFL. Both of these are very popular on both sides of the border and are seen as a favorite past time for many. With this, Sundays are days of relaxation-- to stay at home with a can of beer or soda and watch the TV. What a relaxing way to start the week.

If you are one of those people that see football as your game of choice, or would like to just attend a great game, there are many options. You can order your tickets through the team online or you can buy the tickets at the stadium on the day of the event. However, you can also order them through SB-Tickets.com This can be a great way to make sure that you have a way to get super bowl tickets. Even better, if you want a special deal, you can also look up the different SB-Tickets.com packages that are available. These can help you find just the deal that you wanted at a price you want.

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Sunday Morning Bible Story


In him was life, and the life was the light of men.  And the
light shined in darkness and the darkness comprehended
it not.          John 1:4-5


Genesis chapter one is the first mention in the Bible of
darkness.  "and darkness was upon the face of the deep.
And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
And God said, let there be light, and there was light."

So, in the natural order of things, there was darkness, a
true phyiscal darkness which covered all the waters over
all the earth.  Yet -- when light appeared, the darkness
vanished. 

But in the verses in the gospel of John, there was darkness,
and when the Son of God appeared, as light, the light did
not dispel the darkness.  Why not?

The Genesis darkness was physical.  The John darkness was
spiritual.  The darkness here was from man, the light was
from God, yet the darkness did not respond to or receive
the light.  Why not?

Spiritual darkness is darker than physical darkness.  The
gospel of John darkness is a spiritual darkness.  It is that
spiritual darkness which keeps people from seeing the hand
of God, the work of God, the Son of God, and the Light of
God. 

The light that shined in darkness is Jesus, who said, "I am
the light of the world.  he who follows me shall not walk
in darkness, but shall have the light of life."

Question is, what happened between Genesis 1 and John 1
which made it impossible for man to receive the light of
God?  When the Son of man came to earth in the form of
a man, why was he not received with open eyes and open
hearts?

The answer is found back in the Garden of Eden.  Adam
and Eve were created in the image of God, and they were
created with a free will to either obey God or disobey him.

They both used their free will to disobey the command of
God.  When they chose to disobey, and ate of the tree of
the knowlege of good and evil, they lost their ability to
choose good.  They lost their ability to choose between
light and darkness.

As the physical and spiritual representative of all men
after him, when Adam sinned, everyone born after him
was born in sin, in spiritual darkness.

The free will of man, to either choose God, or to not
choose God, was lost when Adam sinned. 

So when Jesus came to earth, as was promised by God
in the Old Testament, the light shined in darkness and
the darkness comprended it not.

There is only one way for man to overcome the spiritual
darkness and to comprehend the light of God.  It is all of
God.  It is God who must open the eyes of the spititually
blind, so a man can receive spiritual truth.

It is God who works a work of grace in the heart, to give
life from above.  When God gives that grace and life from
above, only then can man believe in the true God.

It was John the Baptist who said, "A man can receive
nothing unless it is given him from heaven."

The same from the Apostle Paul, "And you hath he made
alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins."

Apart from the divine grace of God, working in the
heart of man, we would never receive his light.  The light
would shine and because of spiritual darkness it would
never be seen.

It is only through the sovereign grace of the sovereign
God that man can respond to the light of the world. 

Faith in God then, is a gift of God, and life in Christ
through faith in him is as Paul says, "For by grace
you are saved through faith, and that is not of
yourselves, it is the gift of God.  Not of works, lest
any man should boast."

My First NYSYR Meeting


I had the pleasure, and quite frankly, the honour to attend my very first New York State Young Republicans meeting this afternoon in lovely Goshen, New York. Which for me was a long-time coming, because my local Young Republicans club has been working for literally years to see this day occur, and finally, it did.

Although the meeting didn't actually start until roughly eleven o'clock, it started for me and two other YR's, who  are also writers on Pundit Press, when we got up at 8 in the morning and traveled over a hundred miles (added over 200+ on my Dodge Neon today) to attend the event.

Delegates from 10 counties were present and the business meeting lasted little more then an hour, which focused on officer's reports and keeping the delegate body up to date on the latest happenings within the statewide organization, including the treasury which stands at an impressive $10,000.

After this we adjourned for lunch, which was followed by a very interesting panel discussion led by New York Congresswoman Nan Hayworth, U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long and two other female local officials. The discussion centered around their roles as Republican women actively involved in politics. Congresswoman Nan Hayworth received the first ever NYSYR Hamilton Fish Congressman of the year award.

Then the main event was keynote speaker Jedediah Bila, a Conservative author and columnist, who talked and answered questions for almost an hour on how to defeat liberal stereotypes, her book "Outnumbered: Chronicles of a Manhattan Conservative," education issues and the state of the conservative movement.

Delegates adjourned after Ms. Bila's speech for three hour recess, which in my case included an interesting off the beaten path adventure that ended up in New Jersey searching for gas, but I digress. At seven, most delegates met up for comedy, dinner, drinks and fun (at the adjoining bowling ally and arcade), where folks discussed a wide range of issues from politics to foreign policy to just catching up with one-another.

So how did I enjoy my first NYSYR meeting?

I absolutely loved it.

The camaraderie of the organization, which I have never witnessed before tonight, was something to admire and I met several incredibly wonderful people from all across the state, and in diverse backgrounds, who I'm looking forward to meeting again at the next meeting sometime this fall.  And even better - they are all young people who believe like me!

In conclusion, it was a blast.

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