Obama makes a total ass out of himself; calls out Riot Squad on Tea Party Grannys singing God Bless America

Folks… you just can’t make this stuff up.

Obama, by calling in the Riot Squad yesterday on OBVIOUSLY peaceful Tea Party demonstrators,  highlighted the total absurdity of the Obama Regime’s tactic to characterize law abiding Tea Partiers as equivalent to the Left’s Radical Violent riotous law breaking criminal demonstrators we have watched for many years.

Obama, you can make stuff up but you can’t make it stick. just sayin’

By calling in the riot squad you gave us rich video proof of the contrast of what you accuse the Tea Partiers of and  the reality of the peacefulness of Tea Partiers.

Thanks, Obama, you ass! 😀

Videos below are from yesterday, April 28, in front of Obama’s Townhall Propaganda Pit Stop in Quincy, Illinois.

If Obama is actually that intimidated by peaceful  elderly Tea Party demonstrators who even pick up their own trash… imagine how intimidated he is in the face of the Islamic Regime of Iran. 😉

Hat/Tip to SharpElbows for these videos…

Oh by the way… Obama had snipers take to the rooftop as well… can never be too cautious when Grannys are involved. (Yes, they are a sniper team)

And who are they targeting???

These surly characters…


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361 Responses to Obama makes a total ass out of himself; calls out Riot Squad on Tea Party Grannys singing God Bless America

  1. m2 says:

    Well as being a dick-headed immature petty Leftist is all he knows and his only experience- no business experience, no law professor experience, no real decent grades or papers, no economic experience. This is right up his ally. Insult, harass and divide. That is what Obama is qualified to do based on his life experience.

  2. m2 says:

    No author experience. HA HA HA HA HA.

  3. m2 says:

    To our Govt officials. …..and to those who don’t vote …..and to those who don’t pay attention to what is going on in our country ……and to those who vote for people because of stupid things – like how they look, or how they speak, etc. …instead of supporting who will defend the constitution and enforce our laws and do what’s necessary to protect us (the American citizens) from those who wish to harm us.

    The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775…. See more
    You have had 234 years to get it right and it is BROKE.

    Social Security was established in 1935. &n bsp;
    You have had 74 years to get it right and it is BROKE.

    Fannie Mae was established in 1938.
    You have had 71 years to get it right and it is BROKE.

    War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 45 years to get it right; 1$ trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to “the poor” and they only want more.

    Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965.
    You have had 44 years to get it right and they are BROKE.
    Freddie Mac was established in 1970.
    You have had 39 years to get it right and it is BROKE.

    The Department of Energy was created in 1977,to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before.
    You had 32 years to get it right and it is an abysmal FAILURE.

    Oh, and don’t even get me started on illegal immigration and the securing of our borders. The word failure doesn’t go far enough in describing it.

    You have FAILED in every “government service” you have shoved down our throats while overspending our tax dollars.


    I wouldn’t trust you to do anything! …not even to shovel my dogs crap!

    my friend posted the previous…

  4. VotingFemale says:

    Obama is banking on his ability to control the dialog…

    the Left Stream Media, who enabled this communist to win… and to dominate the news stream… are now pissed off at him.

    let’s see him break knee caps of his adoring press for not meekly obeying his every whim.

    They are being cut off from stuff they want to cover and feeding it to ‘chosen’ orgs like the NYT


    Hey Left Stream Media! Welcome to the party, PAL!

  5. samhenry says:

    Great vid, VF

    Let’s be charitable. Those storm troopers probably were headed to the border when they took a wrong turn LOL.

    It is all part of Obama’s escalation of divisive tactics. He has been employing them since day one.

  6. VotingFemale says:

    The Riot Squad does what it is told… they get paid to do it, not a personal choice. And likely, they felt like idiots.

  7. samhenry says:

    Good morning M2. Good to see you.

    CAT – I did not formally say hello – I just gave a shout out to you in hope of seeing you.

  8. m2 says:

    Good morning to you SH,

    and VF- making a deal with the Devil never bodes well in the end. The Left-stream Media might realize that fully some day.

  9. samhenry says:

    Idiots should feel like idiots, VF

    The storm troopers are another chapter in painting the tea partiers red neck.

  10. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning officially, SamHenry!

    check the addition at the bottom of the blogpost… the sniper team

  11. samhenry says:

    I sent a link across to my latest post about Democratic duplicity from the top down.

  12. VotingFemale says:

    M2, revenues for those working for the Left Stream Media is drying up… lay-offs are frequent…

    They get what they deserve.

  13. m2 says:

    well that’s why liberals steal VF, because they can’t earn money honestly.

    Liberalism. The Philosophy of Jealousy, Greed and Stealing.

  14. m2 says:

    the rub is the hiding under the banner of “compassion”.

    Never trust someone that wears ‘compassion’ on their sleeve, like for instance- Al Gore. Cause his little heating bill and his jets, houses, and limos will tell you WHO he really is.

    That is all Liberalism is. Love of Money.

  15. samhenry says:

    Just checked in at Yahoo Finance. Stocks are up on good earnings reports and lower job claims submitted.

    These are phony, backward looking stats. The market is wearing blinders. Had dinner last night with Brits here on holiday. They are convinced that Europe will be dragged down by Greece situation.

    Jobless claims? Forget it. Show me job gains that more than offset them.

  16. Foxwood says:

    Good morning M2!

  17. Foxwood says:

    This needs to be shown to Brietbart.

  18. m2 says:

    It’s never been the Regime’s goal to make jobs. If we all refer back to the CPUSA goal check list, it’s to lose jobs… so people like Nancy can take power indefinitely… More kooks, more Obama. More of them controlling the people through control of ‘money’.

    Don’t you love that Goldman Sachs is full of Obama team (now) Geithner, etc. And they contributed the most to his campaign, and Soros and Paulson come out of GS tweaking for Obama.

    For they so love money, but can’t earn an honest wage to save their life.

    Thanks for the housing crisis, Obama, & Clinton.

  19. samhenry says:

    Thank you for the blog post spotlight, VF. Much appreciated. It’s a VF-inspired title on that one!

    Hi there Far Flung FOX

  20. m2 says:

    morning Foxwood!

  21. samhenry says:

    I think the ID of those Tea Partiers should have been checked. There might have been an illegal old bag among them and that would have been me!

  22. m2 says:

    did anyone hear that audio of someone talking to Geithner about his “experience” and how he’s never had any private sector business experience in his life?

    It’s highly laughable… except that the money-grubbing Leftists put him in charge.

  23. Foxwood says:

    Like Glenn said, you have to watch the other hand. The problem is, if they continue to do the trick long enough, it will finally work. And it did.

    I fear HR2499 will pass today. My Congressman is voting for it on the grounds that if he doesn’t vote for it, he will be labeled a racist.

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  25. m2 says:

    In an article called “The Quiet Coup” that appears in the May issue of Atlantic magazine, Simon Johnson argues that the finance industry effectively has captured the U.S. government. The bailout, under this view, is not about the U.S. economies, it is about serving the interests of the financial institutions that are in charge of the political process.

    While Johnson does not have a smoking gun to point to as evidence (such as a document in which Geithner admits to serving the interests of Wall Street and selling U.S. taxpayers down the drain), he amasses an impressive array of circumstantial support for the position. Specifically, he points to a startling list of government initiatives that greatly contributed to the financial crisis, including, but not limited to: regulatory forbearance; the congressional ban on the regulation of credit-default swaps; the vast increases in the amount of leverage allowed to investment banks; a no-show Securities and Exchange Commission; the promotion of homeownership; cheap money from the Federal Reserve; and last, but not least, Basel, which is the international agreement to allow banks to measure their own risk.

    Add Geithner’s speech yesterday as another major piece of evidence in support of this hypothesis.

    First, as reported earlier in the Financial Times, Geithner is not only declining to force banks to repay the bailout money they have received from the government, he is forbidding them to do so. Claiming, farcically, that his “basic obligation is to make sure the system as a whole…has the ability to provide the credit that recovery requires,” Geithner is going to allow the banks receiving bailout funds to have the best of both worlds. They get to keep the government money and they also get to claim to an outraged public that they would pay it back if only they could. No private sector creditor would behave so outrageously as to refuse to be repaid by its debtors, particularly debtors in such fire financial straits as these big companies.

    It would be irresponsible for Geithner not to make vigorous efforts to obtain repayment of the public money that the government is owed. To refuse repayment in full from these borrowers appears downright sinister.

    The core of Geithner’s remarks focused on identifying the major challenges facing the financial system. Geithner’s concerns reveal that his focus is not on the health of the economy; not on inflation; not on the growing tax burden facing Americans; and certainly not on whether the government will be repaid the hundreds of billions of dollars it has transferred to the financial industry. Rather, the Treasury secretary’s principal concern was the fact that major financial institutions have reported unprecedented losses.

    Further to the idea that the federal government is by the banks, of the banks and for the banks, and consistent with the government policy that no bank should be left behind, Geithner promised that, “We cannot allow doubts about the viability of major institutions to undermine the financial system as a whole. The U.S. government must continue those policies critical to sustaining confidence in the core of the system.” In other words, what’s good for America is bailing out the banks.

    Geithner went on to say that regulators did not do enough to help the banks. I have no doubt that the government will do a lot more in the future.

    Perhaps the most amusing part of Geithner’s testimony was his observation that “in early phases of the crisis, some financial institutions were able to raise significant amounts of private capital. But as the crisis deepened, this became impossible.” Geithner appears unable to comprehend the fact that the reason that private capital has dried up is because it has been supplanted – pushed out – by the government. As we have seen over and over again, no private sector financial institution will lend money when there is eminent risk that it likely will lose its investment entirely (or find its investment seriously diluted) by subsequent government interventions of precisely the kind we have observed in the U.S. lately.


  26. m2 says:

    I have to jet for a bit, bbl…

  27. Foxwood says:

    Hello again, SamH! 🙂

  28. samhenry says:

    I hate to leave but I need to go outside to wake up the weeds and let them know they’re moving.

    It is sunny here but a cold wind is blowing. Kind of like Wall Street. Good article above m2 and the situation as it really is. Politicians need that money to keep coming in to stoke campaign furnaces.

    Speaking of that, another fund raising appeal from none other than Pouffle at OFA. They are relentless.

    See you all later.

  29. Foxwood says:

    Before I forget, you all invited to the biggest fish fry in the world. It started yesterday and will continue for the next few weeks. Just show up at Venice Louisiana and grab a picnic table.

  30. samhenry says:

    That’s right neighborly of ya FOX. Wish the wagon were headed in that direction. I love fish fry. Hate fish per se but love fish fry.


  31. Foxwood says:

    Glenn Beck just reported on this, VF!

  32. Foxwood says:

    Just wanted to let you know, SamH, the fish will be on the oily side.

  33. Foxwood says:

    Yeah, we know how to do fish fries in Cajun country.

  34. samhenry says:

    If you set fire to that oil they will be char broiled.

    I have to leave you with this from Drudge:

    Proposal: All New Yorkers Become Organ Donors
    Assemblyman Brodsky Introduces Bill That Would Give State The Right To Decide If You Are To Give The Gift Of Life
    If Passed In Albany, Law Would Be First Of Its Kind In The United States
    Kirstin Cole
    NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    [Click to zoom.] Click to enlarge
    1 of 1
    Many patients in need of an organ transplant but stuck on a waiting list are taking a more direct approach, and turning to the Internet, to make personal appeals to the donors they desperately need.

    Organ donation has become a vital way to save lives around the world, but a vast shortage of donors continues to mean people are losing their lives while on waiting lists.

    But there is a unique proposal that could change all that.

    New York State Assemblyman Richard Brodsky nearly lost his daughter, Willie, at 4 years old when she needed a kidney transplant, and again 10 years later when her second kidney failed.

    “We have 10,000 New Yorkers on the list today waiting for organs. We import half the organs we transplant. It is an unacceptable failed system,” Brodsky said.

    To fix that, Brodsky introduced a new bill in Albany that would enroll all New Yorkers as an organ donor, unless they actually opt out of organ donation. It would be the first law of its kind in the United States.

    “Overseas, 24 nations have it. Israel has it. Others have it. And it works without a lot of controversy,” Brodsky said.

    Currently one of the biggest obstacles to being a donor is while 9 out of 10 are favorable to it only 1 out of 10 is signed up to be a donor.

  35. samhenry says:

    Now I have the expense of keeping my parts in good working order – WAH


  36. SamHenry says:


    It has now been determined that the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico may now reach parts of Louisiana’s shoreline today. Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana has just declared a state of emergency. This will allow state and local action to be taken to protect wildlife and marine mammals.

    Alabama is now at risk as well and Federal assistance is on the way to that state. The Coast Guard has primary responsibility for response in these instances. They are being assisted by the Department of the Interior and the Department of Homeland Security.

    The oil burnoff that was so successful yesterday cannot be attempted today due to unfavorable conditions in the area.

  37. Foxwood says:

    “The oil burnoff that was so successful yesterday cannot be attempted today due to unfavorable conditions in the area.”

    So the fish fry’s been called off… 😦

  38. Foxwood says:

    I was so looking forward to all you can eat fish!

  39. Foxwood says:

    Finally Rush and Fox are talking about the Puerto Rico statehood vote.

    It’s a little late now isn’t it?

  40. Foxwood says:

    So you think AlGore believes his own bullsh!t?

    Al Gore, Tipper Gore snap up Montecito-area villa
    The Italian-style home has an ocean view, fountains, six fireplaces, five bedrooms and nine bathrooms.


  41. Foxwood says:

    Puerto Rican Statehood Today!
    by James M. Simpson

    Apparently there is to be a vote later today on a bill regarding Puerto Rican statehood. They are calling it “non-binding” but it is not non-binding! It is a trap. The bill makes eventual Puerto Rican statehood a virtual certainty. This is despite the fact that statehood has been voted down repeatedly. The Puerto Rican people don’t want it!

    Read more:

  42. Foxwood says:

    The above article is a must read.

    We watched the wrong hand.

  43. SamHenry says:

    Big Al and Tipper should be downsizing with the rest of us oldies.

    A cousin knows all of the Taylors – has been in the music business a long time. I have just discovered Taylor has recorded this. I think I posted this before just after my initial discovery.

  44. SamHenry says:


  45. SamHenry says:

    Doggie made a typo doo doo


  46. SamHenry says:

    The above is dedicated to all of the VF crew past and present.

  47. SamHenry says:

    Keep on Keeping on FOX

  48. SamHenry says:

    Traditional English Ballad. Enjoy. Soon they will be Muslim Melodies.

  49. SamHenry says:

    Here James sings “Close your eyes” with Sally Taylor, his daughter with Carley:

  50. SamHenry says:

    James Taylor’s son with Carley Simon sings “close your eyes”

  51. SamHenry says:

    Ben talks about his parents

  52. SamHenry says:

    …and Carley

    My Favs

    Sally sings backup

  53. SamHenry says:

    Carley said that while this song was composed for a movie – it is really the love she has for her children.

  54. Liberty says:

    Hello Boys and Girls! hug hug, I love James Taylor and Carly Simon.

    Great Post VF, as usual!!!

  55. SamHenry says:

    The above featured Ben with Carley

    First of some interviews Carley did over the years in which she demonstrates her peace with and understanding of the past. She’s a star in all ways.

  56. SamHenry says:

    Carley, Ben and Sally

  57. Liberty says:

    From the People, to the Leaders. Not from the Leaders to The People.

  58. SamHenry says:

    I am sorry to see you on this sad day Warrant/Liberty. But I believe in my heart that this will not pass. It is not the will of the people of Puerto Rico. It is only the will of the Democrats and Obama who seek to cling to power. Be of good cheer. It will not pass. We need to pray for that.

  59. SamHenry says:

    I’m so happy you love the Taylors.

    And now listen to James sing “it’s all right.”

    Yo You Ma’s intro and talk by James are short

  60. samhenry says:

    Go to this website and read about what the Bill being Considered re Puerto Rico is really all about and who is backing it.


  61. samhenry says:

    If all opposition to the Administration’s policies are racist and from the far right extremists, what does that say about the accuracy of the vision of those that hold that view?

    Isn’t that racial profiling of a political bent? Further, doesn’t the far right deserve to be heard if they are being vocal rather than militant?

    Democrats are carrying on as if there are no laws in place to support the minorities they claim to be protecting. Hey, start protecting – even cherishing the view of the extreme right. Their voices let you know you are in America where they may be heard and not stiffled.

    I have come across more intolerant liberals recently than I could ever imagine.

    Liberalism in politics now means progressiveness. But generally the word means able to think broadly and encompass divergent views in my book. The word has been hijacked and so has the US political system. Bad grammar goeth before the fall.

  62. samhenry says:

    I have spent a slothful day again. BAAAAAAAD. Out for dinner with a friend and for groceries and back to yard work before dark. Not bad.

    See you all tomorrow.


  63. arlenearmy says:

    I wonder why Obama did call the riot squad when that student got beat down & killed in Chicago? I’m talking about the one who got killed w/road road tire board. Remember, it was during the time he went to Copenhagen to get Olympic games in US.

  64. arlenearmy says:

    Regarding the Puerto Rico situation …. what the democrats are trying to do is get the Hispanic vote. Just in case they cant get the amnesty for illegals on the table, Dems are trying to go thru the back door to get Puerto Rico’s delegates.

    If Obama thought that D.C. would push him over the top, he would try to get D.C. included as a State. See, D.C. is majority “black”. But Obama already has majority of the blacks in US. In other words, he needs Hispanics MORE than he needs blacks.

  65. Foxwood says:

    The house passes statehood for Puerto Rico.

    We will be heading toward Communism. Get ready.

    I am looking into ways to counter the Tennessee template. This may be the way to combat this. I hope Constitutional lawyers are looking into this.

  66. arlenearmy says:

    Where is the National Guard. Already, at the illegal immigration rally threat has been made. Shovel & axes ??

  67. Foxwood says:

    Good evening Arlene!

  68. arlenearmy says:

    Hello Fox
    Did you just say that the house just passed to make Puerto Rico a state?

  69. arlenearmy says:

    I just got several tweets about the house vote on Puerto Rico. Things are moving pretty fast.

    I fear that if the legislatures are not careful, we as Americans will be over-taken.

  70. SamHenry says:

    Evening Arlene and FOX – Good to see you both. I feel as if I am on a death watch.

    Here I was saying to Warrant/Liberty that everything would be OK that Puerto Ricans did not want statehood not realizing that they were not given the choice of Commonwealth status this time around. How is that legal?

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  72. Foxwood says:

    There has got to be a way to counter the Tennessee template. That has to be the way to stop Puerto Rican statehood.

  73. arlenearmy says:

    What is the Tennessee template?

  74. Foxwood says:

    Basically, Tennessee walked into Congress with their Senators and Representative and said, “make us a state”.

    Congress whimpered, “ok”.

  75. samhenry says:

    Yes but FOX – is Puerto Rico really doing this?

  76. Foxwood says:

    It’s complicated, but yes.

  77. Foxwood says:

    The vote today was NOT, do you want to be a state?

    It was, do you want the status quo?

    The statehood question is always answered no, but the status quo question is also no.

    So status quo is now out of the question.

    Not being a state is status quo, so now the question will be, do you want to be a state or a sovereign nation.

    They don’t want to be a sovereign nation, so what’s left?

  78. Foxwood says:

    It’s a dastardly trick.

  79. Foxwood says:

    It’s alot more complicated than that, but that is the simplest answer to give.

  80. Foxwood says:

    Got to go to bed. Working in my head the counter to this bullsh!t.

  81. samhenry says:

    It’s criminal. And it was as much a sneak attack as the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

    I pray for all of Louisiana tonight, FOX.

  82. arlenearmy says:

    Fox.. but when Wash. D.C. ask for the same thing, the Dems said no cause they don’t wanna let D.C. folks have guns.

    Oh well, Fox & SamH … Im gonna lay down & take my vital signs.

    Good nite SamH

    Good nite Fox

    Good nite everybody.

  83. samiam60 says:

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  84. samiam60 says:

    Some Random thoughts for you to ponder 🙂

    Even when opportunity knocks, you still have to get off your ass and open the door.

    There is great need for a sarcasm font.

    Was learning cursive really necessary?

    Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

    I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t at least kind of tired.

    Bad decisions make good stories.

    You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know
    that you just aren’t going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

    Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray?
    I don’t want to have to restart my collection…again.

    I’m always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any
    changes to my ten-page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

    “Do not machine wash or tumble dry” means I will never wash this – ever.

    I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Damn it!),
    but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voice mail.
    What did you do after I didn’t answer? Drop the phone and run away?

    I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not
    seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

    I keep some people’s phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

    I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

    I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night
    more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.

    Sometimes, I’ll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize
    I had no idea what the heck was going on when I first saw it.

    I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

    The only time I look forward to a red light is when I’m trying to finish a text.

    I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

    Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

    Is it just me or do high school kids get dumber & dumber every year?

    There’s no worse feeling than that millisecond you’re sure you
    are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

    As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the
    mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.

    Sometimes I’ll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

    32. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their
    cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey – but I’d bet everyone can find and push the snooze
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  85. Foxwood says:

    Sieg Heil und Guten Morgan fellow unAmerican Nazis!
    It’s time to unfurl the Confederate Swastika and fire the cannon!

  86. samhenry says:

    Good morning, Sami

    Good stuff you have put out there this AM. I enjoyed it.

    It’s garbage day here so I have to get those cans rolling. And the recyling, OY.

    Hope to see you later my friend. We can discuss garbage politics then.

  87. Foxwood says:

    Good morning Sami!

  88. Foxwood says:

    Good morning SamH!

    I love the smell of garbage in the morning!

  89. samiam60 says:

    Been there done that today. Garbage already out on the curb as we speak. In November we will put the rest of the Garbage out on the curb and come 2012 we will get all the Trash out on the Curb.

    We will kick it there!

  90. Foxwood says:

    I’m thinking we can find Democrap AND Republican garbage that needs taken to the curb.

  91. samiam60 says:

    The History of Mankind and how there came to be Liberals and Conservatives.

    For those that don’t know about history … Here is a condensed version:

    Humans originally existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunters/gatherers. They lived on deer in the mountains during the summer and would go to the coast and live on fish and lobster in the winter.

    The two most important events in all of history were the invention of beer and the invention of the wheel. The wheel was invented to get man to the beer. These were the foundation of modern civilization and together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into two distinct subgroups:

    1. Liberals, and
    2. Conservatives.

    Once beer was discovered, it required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture. Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum can were invented yet, so while our early humans were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just stayed close to the brewery. That’s how villages were formed.

    Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to BBQ at night while they were drinking beer. This was the beginning of what is known as the Conservative movement…

    Other men who were weaker and less skilled at hunting learned to live off the conservatives by showing up for the nightly BBQ’s and doing the sewing, fetching, and hair dressing. This was the beginning of the Liberal movement.

    Some of these liberal men eventually evolved into women. They became known as girlie-men. Some noteworthy liberal achievements include the domestication of cats, the invention of group therapy, group hugs, and the concept of Democratic voting to decide how to divide the meat and beer that conservatives provided.

    Over the years conservatives came to be symbolized by the largest, most powerful land animal on earth, the elephant. Liberals are symbolized by the jackass for obvious reasons.

    Modern liberals like imported beer (with lime added), but most prefer white wine or imported bottled water. They eat raw fish but like their beef well done. Sushi, tofu, and French food are standard liberal fare.. Another interesting evolutionary side note: most of their women have higher testosterone levels than their men. Most social workers, personal injury attorneys, journalists, dreamers in Hollywood and group therapists are liberals. Liberals invented the designated hitter rule because it wasn’t fair to make the pitcher also bat.

    Conservatives drink domestic beer, mostly Bud or Miller. They eat red meat and still provide for their women. Conservatives are big game hunters, rodeo cowboys, lumberjacks, construction workers, firemen, medical doctors, police officers, engineers, corporate executives, athletes, members of the military, airline pilots and generally anyone who works productively. Conservatives who own companies hire other conservatives who want to work for a living.

    Liberals produce little or nothing. They like to govern the producers and decide what to do with the production. Liberals believe Europeans are more enlightened than Americans. That is why most of the liberals remained in Europe when conservatives were coming to America . They crept in after the Wild West was tamed and created a business of trying to get more for nothing.

    Here ends today’s lesson in world history:

  92. samiam60 says:

    Have a good day all.

  93. Foxwood says:

    This is how statehood normally works, Congress asks the teritory if they want to be a state and they vote yea or nay. If they vote yea, Congress then has to pass it in the House and Senate.

    Here’s how statehood for Puerto Rico work (this time). They are asked if they want the status quo. They will vote no. Then a second question will be asked. Do you want statehood or independence. Staying a territory is out of the question, because that is status quo.

    They will vote statehood.

    Where this can be stopped is in the Senate with a filibuster. Senators will be called racists, but we have to tell them to vote against it anyway. That is where we have to stop it now. Call your Senators.

  94. Foxwood says:

    See you tonight, Sami! 🙂

  95. samhenry says:

    From HotAir re Puerto Rico Statehood or whatever

    Good or perhaps better news…

    Update: Reader Jorge B. makes a nice catch. One of the criticisms of the proposed ballot was that it offered no option for Puerto Ricans to retain their current status as a commonwealth on the second part of the vote. Remember? It’s a two-step process: First, they’re asked whether they want to retain their present status or become something different, and if a majority votes for the latter, they proceed to a vote on statehood, independence, or “sovereignty in association with the United States.” Looks like there’s now going to be a fourth option thanks to an amendment offered by Virginia Foxx:

    An amendment numbered 1 printed in House Report 111-468 to allow supporters of the commonwealth status quo the option of voting their preference during the second stage of the plebiscite.

    The amendment passed, 223-179. Having the commonwealth option on the second half of the ballot will probably split off a bunch of votes that would have otherwise gone for statehood.

  96. samhenry says:

    NOTE: HotAir.com fans – the site will migrate to another server tonight after 9:00. It will not be accepting ANY comments. Don’t despair. The day following things should be OK but if not, try emptying your cache. Further problems and try to contact them by e-mail or be patient!

  97. Foxwood says:

    Thanks for the info, SamH! 🙂

  98. samhenry says:

    What is the situation with the oil down there?

  99. Foxwood says:

    Unless they can’t stop it, I don’t think it will come this way.

  100. samhenry says:

    That is good to hear. I’m off to prepare for a relative of Clarence’s – you will remember Clarence ze Basset hound?

    Daisy is her American cousin and so I don’t have to do the pigeon French routine.

    See you later. Weeds, en garde!

  101. Foxwood says:

    Yeah, that french pigeon had a way of hitting it’s target.

  102. samhenry says:

    From CNN – Oil Slick info as of about 12:00

    Update 11:58 a.m.) President Barack Obama is ordering Interior Secretary Ken Salazar “to conduct a thorough review” of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig and subsequent oil spill.

    He said domestic oil production continues to be “an important part of our overall strategy” but said “it must be done responsibly for the safety of our workers and our environment.”

    (Update 11:54 a.m) Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has declared a state of emergency in the Panhandle coastal counties of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, and Gulf.

    Officials anticipate that oil floating toward Louisiana is likely to reach land sometime Friday, with Venice and Port Fourchon, being the first places affected, said BP spokesman Mike Abendhoff.

    Officials monitoring the Gulf oil spill have not yet confirmed reports that oil reached land in the morning hours. Full story

    Other developments

    – Louisiana’s Gov. Bobby Jindal has asked the Defense Department to approve funding for the deployment of 6,000 National Guard troops to the state.

    – Along the Gulf coast business owners are concerned about the potential impact on the bottom line. The oil slick coming ashore “would put us out of business,” fisherman Rene Cross in Venice, Louisiana, told CNN affiliate WDSU.

    – Dave Rauschkolb who owns three restaurants on the Florida Panhandle says: “We are a seasonal economy. If I don’t have my summer business, I am out of business.” Full story

    Here are highlights from the latest briefing Friday by the Joint Information Center, which is coordinating response to the oil spill.

    – Nearly 2,000 personnel are involved in the response

    – More than 217,000 feet of boom assigned to contain the spill. An additional 305,760 feet is available.

    – To date, the oil spill response team has recovered 20,313 barrels (853,146 gallons) of an oil-water mix.

    – 75 response vessels are being used including skimmers, tugs, barges and recovery vessels.

    – Five staging areas are in place and ready to protect sensitive shorelines: Mississippi; Pensacola, Florida; Venice, Louisiana; Pascagoula, Mississippi; and Theodore, Alabama. A sixth staging area is being set up in Port Sulphur, Louisiana.

    – Winds on Friday are from the southeast at 20 knots Seas are 5- to 7- feet, with slight chance of afternoon showers.
    Post by: The CNN Wire and CNN.com staff
    Filed under: Latest news •U.S.

  103. samhenry says:

    As some Democratic lawmakers call on President Obama to suspend his plans to expand offshore oil drilling, the White House today said that there will be no new domestic offshore drilling until the investigation into the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is complete.

    WH senior adviser David Axelrod says president is reconsidering his stance.

    “All he has said is that he’s not going to continue the moratorium on drilling but… no additional drilling has been authorized and none will until we find out what happened here and whether there was something unique and preventable here,” White House senior adviser David Axelrod said on “Good Morning America” today, defending the administration’s policy.

    Axelrod said no new drilling in domestic areas will go forward until “there is an adequate review of what happened here and what is being proposed elsewhere.”

    As Gulf Coast residents brace for mounds of slick to hit their shores, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has seeped into the energy debate in Washington, D.C., and threatens to disrupt Obama’s policy and the bipartisan energy legislation in the Senate.

    Obama last month lifted a longtime ban on offshore drilling and oil and gas exploration, saying it was crucial to U.S. energy security. In a rare case of bipartisanship, the proposal won broad support from Republicans. But it angered environmentalists, who argued that offshore drilling won’t help lower gas prices or reduce the United States’ dependence on foreign oil. Rather, it will adversely impact marine life and beaches.

    The Senate energy and climate bill drafted jointly by Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Joe Lieberman, a Connecticut independent, also encouraged offshore oil drilling, a move aimed at attracting Republican support.

  104. samhenry says:

    Some videos with the recent history of offshore drilling:

  105. samhenry says:

    WASHINGTON – Shaking up years of energy policy and his own environmental backers, President Barack Obama threw open a huge swath of East Coast waters and other protected areas in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico to drilling Wednesday, widening the politically explosive hunt for more homegrown oil and gas.

    Obama’s move allows drilling from Delaware to central Florida, plus the northern waters of Alaska, and exploration could begin 50 miles off the coast of Virginia by 2012. He also wants Congress to lift a drilling ban in the oil-rich eastern Gulf of Mexico, 125 miles from Florida beaches.

    Still off limits: the entire Pacific seaboard. And in a nod to conservation, Obama canceled oil exploration in Alaska’s Bristol Bay, deeming the area a national treasure.

    For this oil-dependent nation, the decision could start to reshape far-reaching economic and national security policies, affecting where the U.S. gets the fuel for its cars, heating and energy-gulping industry.

    For a president on a roll following a big health care win, Wednesday’s drilling declaration was both aggressive and pragmatic. Even with a push for cleaner energy sources and efficient cars — and with promises of protection for ecosystems and coastal tourism — the nation still needs more oil, Obama said.

    “The answer is not drilling everywhere all the time,” Obama said in an event at Andrews Air Force Base. “But the answer is not, also, for us to ignore the fact that we are going to need vital energy sources to maintain our economic growth and our security.”

    Inside politically conscious Washington, Obama’s announcement was viewed, too, as a play to win Republican support for a comprehensive climate change bill. Obama needs GOP help to move legislation through the Senate that would limit carbon emissions, a key priority, and his decision on drilling drew at least a bit of Republican applause.

    Republican George W. Bush pushed for years to expand offshore drilling. He and Congress lifted bans on some drilling in 2008, when gasoline prices hit record levels. But Obama’s plan is narrower than Bush’s, which also would have opened up oil and gas leasing areas off California and in the North Atlantic.

    Obama got a predictable pummeling Wednesday from environmentalists, who sarcastically compared him to Sarah Palin, the former vice presidential candidate whose oil-promoting speech at the Republican National Convention in 2008 famously drew chants of “Drill, Baby, Drill!”

    Any big changes to environmental policy — particularly oil drilling — tend to touch off the bitter debate that Obama says he wants the country to end.

    His support for exploratory drilling in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas north of Alaska, for example, drew outrage from the Center for Biological Diversity as a threat to polar bears. “Short of sending Sarah Palin back to Alaska to personally club polar bears to death, the Obama administration could not have come up with a more efficient extinction plan for the polar bear,” said Brendan Cummings, the center’s senior counsel.

    More broadly, the conservation group Oceana declared Obama was “unleashing a wholesale assault on the oceans.”

    Obama has been a supporter of drilling as part of a broader energy agenda, and the White House played down any talk of wooing Republicans.

    But it is clear the president wants to show the opposition party that he is willing to come toward them with hopes the GOP will do the same in return. He has already done so on nuclear energy. However, winning a broad climate and energy bill remains an enormous lift for Obama in this election year.

    “He could certainly point to this: `Look, I’ve moved away from where we were even a year ago, so let’s work something out,'” said Guy Caruso, an energy expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a former Department of Energy administrator. “Whether it’s enough? I doubt it. But it’s a step.”

    Indeed, the Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, said it was a step in the right direction. But he chided Obama for leaving too many exploratory areas off limits and questioned whether the administration would actually follow through and open areas for oil production. GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a key negotiator with the White House on the energy bill, said he listened to Obama with “great interest.”

    As for the fallout from environmental activists, White House spokesman Bill Burton said, “None of this should have been a surprise to anybody. We’ve been talking about all these different elements for a very long time and the president is following through on promises.”

    While the first lease sale for an area 50 miles off the Virginia coast could come as early as 2012, development in other areas of the South Atlantic would still be years away, according to the Interior Department’s leasing plans released Wednesday. The department said it plans seismic studies, environmental reviews and public meetings in the regions involved to determine if leases should be offered in those areas between 2012 and 2017.

    Obama’s plan to open more of the eastern Gulf of Mexico would require Congress to lift a drilling moratorium it imposed several years ago. An energy bill before the Senate would open an even wider area of the eastern Gulf than Obama is proposing, allowing drilling within 45 miles of some of Florida’s coast.

    Access to oil and gas in South Atlantic waters also would probably meet stiff resistance from the coastal states unless Congress first enacts a plan to share the billions of dollars in potential revenue from lease sales and oil and gas development. And that’s not easy.

    Lawmakers from coastal states that would benefit have been pushing for that, but some other senators argue that proceeds from oil and gas resources in federal waters should go to the U.S. Treasury.

    Obama is trying to push several levers at once.

    As part of his oil announcement, Obama said his government would release new requirements Thursday requiring automakers to build more fuel-efficient cars and trucks. The standards include first-ever rules on vehicle greenhouse gas emissions, which have been blamed for global warming.

    For a bit of imagery, Obama stood in front of a Navy F-18 fighter scheduled to fly on Earth Day with a half-biomass fuel mix.

    He implored people to accept a middle ground between viewing drilling as a cure-all or claiming it has no place in an energy portfolio.

    Said the president: “This issue is just too important to allow our progress to languish while we fight the same old battles.”


    Associated Press writers Frederic J. Frommer, Ken Thomas and H. Josef Hebert contributed to this story.

  106. samhenry says:

    MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER (AP) — Oil from a massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico oozed into Louisiana’s ecologically rich wetlands Friday as storms threatened to frustrate desperate protection efforts. The White House put a hold on any new offshore oil projects until safeguards are in place to prevent rig explosions like the one that caused the spill.

    Boats patrolled coastal marshes early Friday looking for areas where the oil has flowed in, the Coast Guard said, and the state of Louisiana diverted thousands of gallons of fresh water from the Mississippi River to try to flush out the wetlands, though that effort was being hampered by wind.

    The Louisiana National Guard prepared to send communication equipment, boats, all-terrain vehicles and other equipment to help.

    The National Weather Service predicted winds, high tides and waves through Sunday that could push oil deep into the inlets, ponds and lakes that line the boot of southeastern Louisiana. Seas of 6 to 7 feet were pushing tides several feet above normal toward the coast, compounded by thunderstorms expected in the area Friday.

    An animal rescue operation at Fort Jackson, about 70 miles southeast of New Orleans, had its first patient Friday, a young northern gannett found offshore.

    The bird is normally white with a yellow head and long, pointed beak but was covered in thick, black oil. Workers with Delaware-based Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research used Dawn blue dishwashing soap to scrub it.

    Volunteers started arriving in Venice, La., though there wasn’t much for them to do because the weather was so bad. About two dozen workers in hard hats and lifejackets were stuck on shore at a marina, lounging on small work boats, some laden with boom, ready to go to work. Some smoked cigarettes and spat sunflower seeds as they waited for assignments.

    Volunteer Valerie Gonsoulin, a 51-year-old kayaker from Lafayette who wore an “America’s Wetlands” hat, said she hoped to help spread containment booms to hold back the oil.

    “I go out in the marshes three times a week. It’s my peace and serenity,” she said. “I’m horrified. … I’ve been sitting here watching that NASA image grow and it grows. I knew it would hit every place I fish and love.”

    President Barack Obama on Friday directed that no new offshore oil drilling leases be issued unless rigs have new safeguards. Obama ordered Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to report within 30 days on what new technologies are needed.

    “We are making sure any leases going forward have those safeguards,” said Obama at a White House Rose Garden event. He recently lifted a drilling moratorium for many offshore areas, including the Atlantic and Gulf.

    Meanwhile, the Pentagon approved the use of two Air Force planes to dump chemicals on the oil spill, which civilian planes have already been doing.

    The Navy also sent equipment for the cleanup, and Pentagon officials were talking with the Department of Homeland Security to figure out what other help the military could give.

    Obama reassured Gulf Coast communities that the federal government is “fully prepared” to meet its responsibilities to them as the spill gets worse.

    The leak from a blown-out well a mile underwater is five times bigger than first believed. More than 200,000 gallons of oil a day are spewing from the site of the rig, which was operated by BP and owned by Transocean Ltd. It sank two days after the explosion.

    The Coast Guard is working with BP to deploy floating booms, skimmers and chemical dispersants, and has set controlled fires to burn the oil off the water’s surface.

    Faint fingers of oily sheen began reaching the Mississippi River delta late Thursday, lapping the Louisiana shoreline in long, thin lines. Thicker oil was farther offshore. Officials have said they would do everything to keep the Mississippi River open to traffic.

    The Coast Guard defended the federal response so far. Asked on all three network television morning shows Friday whether the government has done enough to push oil company BP PLC to plug the underwater leak and protect the coast, Coast Guard Rear Adm. Sally Brice-O’Hara said the response led by the Coast Guard has been rapid, sustained and has adapted as the threat grew.

    Brice-O’Hara was also asked on ABC’s “Good Morning America” about the possibility of dispersing chemicals about a mile beneath the surface to break up oil. She replied: “That is a technology that is in new stages. We are working closely with our scientific support from NOAA, and there will be careful scrutiny. But if it has applicability, which we think it does, we want to get that in place very quickly.”

    The oil slick could become the nation’s worst environmental disaster in decades, threatening to eclipse even the worst oil spill in U.S. history, the Exxon Valdez, the grounded tanker that leaked 11 million gallons in Alaska’s Prince William Sound in 1989. The sheen measured about 70 miles by 130 miles as of Thursday, and officials expected to update that figure Friday.

    It imperils hundreds of species of fish, birds and other wildlife along the Gulf Coast, one of the world’s richest seafood grounds, teeming with shrimp, oysters and other marine life.

    “This is a very, very big thing,” David Kennedy, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told The Associated Press about the spill. “And the efforts that are going to be required to do anything about it, especially if it continues on, are just mind-boggling.”

    Volunteers were preparing to help wildlife that might be affected. Oil clumps seabirds’ feathers, leaving them without insulation – and when they preen, they swallow it. Prolonged contact with the skin can cause burns, said Nils Warnock, a spill recovery supervisor with the California Oiled Wildlife Care Network at the University of California-Davis. Oil swallowed by animals can cause anemia, hemorrhaging and other problems, said Jay Holcomb, executive director of the International Bird Rescue Research Center in California.

    BP shares continued falling early Friday. Shares were down 2 percent in early trading on the London Stock Exchange, a day after dropping 7 percent in London. In New York on Thursday, BP shares fell $4.78 to close at $52.56, taking the fall in the company’s market value to about $25 billion since the explosion.

    BP has requested more resources from the Defense Department, especially underwater equipment that might be better than what is commercially available. A BP executive said the corporation would “take help from anyone.” That includes fishermen who could be hired to help deploy containment boom.

    The Coast Guard and BP have at least six remotely operated vehicles working to close an underwater valve meant to keep the oil from reaching the surface. Meanwhile, crews are drilling a relief well that will essentially suck the oil away from the original well, decreasing the pressure and slowing the leak, though that could take up to three months.

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency and asked the federal government if he could call up 6,000 National Guard troops to help. Florida Gov. Charlie Crist declared a state of emergency for the state’s Panhandle.

    Associated Press writers Holbrook Mohr in Venice, La., Phuong Le in Seattle, Janet McConnaughey, Kevin McGill, Michael Kunzelman and Brett Martel in New Orleans, Melinda Deslatte in Baton Rouge and Pauline Jelinek in Washington contributed to this report.

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  107. samhenry says:

    Rig had been in place since 2001. End of tape info on the rig itself.

  108. samhenry says:

    Obama in Iowa

    On immigration


  109. samhenry says:

    Sorry about the above vid – I uploaded the wrong one.

    However, it takes place in rural Iowa where it is good to catch up on issues there.

    Iowa is not just corn and the top industry there, meatpacking – it is windmill production, it is important high tech such as Defense contractor Rockwell Collins and more recently – it’s wine-making and bio-fuels.

    It’s a great state with a great education industry as well. It is a state of great beauty and diversity – not just flat! Check it out!

  110. samhenry says:

    Economic growth in the United States slowed in the first quarter of 2010 but a bounce in consumer spending provided evidence that the recovery could be sustained.

    The economy grew at an annualised rate of 3.2 per cent between January and March, according to the US Department of Commerce in its first estimates for the period.

    The pace was slower than the 3.4 per cent growth rate economists had forecast and significantly less than the 5.6 per cent recorded in the fourth quarter, when growth surged as businesses restocked inventories and the Government spent heavily to stimulate the economy.

    Export growth slowed to 5.8 per cent, from 22.8 per cent in the quarter before.
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    However, consumer spending, which accounts for the bulk of GDP, grew by 3.6 per cent in the first three months of the year, more than double the 1.6 per cent reported for the prior quarter.

    The figures mark the third straight quarterly gain in GDP and follow a number of positive economic reports and earnings results in recent weeks, that have helped push stocks higher.

    But with unemployment hovering just under ten per cent, economists have warned that consumers can not be relied on to increase spending much further.

    Business inventories increased $31.1 billion in the first quarter as companies restocked to meet firming domestic demand. This was the first increase since the first quarter of 2008.

    Inventories contributed 1.57 percentage points to GDP, less than half the rate recorded in the last three months of 2009 when businesses became less aggressive in clearing their warehouses.

    Paul Ashworth, an economist at Capital Economics, said the figures illustrated just how uneven the recovery is. “We still expect this recovery to be ultimately a disappointment, with GDP growth slowing from 3.0 per cent this year to only 1.5 per cent in 2011,” he said.

    Dan Greenhaus, chief economic strategist, at Miller Tabak & Co, said that the pace of expansion appears to be trailing the recoveries from both the 1970s and 1980s. He added: “Growth is growth and the economy is clearly recovering – it does reinforce the argument that recoveries following financial crises (rather than normal recessions) tend to be more muted.”

    Bart van Ark, chief economist of The Conference Board, representing employers, said the figures suggested that the growth path ahead will remain bumpy. “The strength and durability of this recovery remain in question, as the economy sails into strong headwinds over the next few quarters.

    “The boost from the fiscal stimulus is fading. Households remain heavily in debt and residential investment showed a large downturn. And there are daunting fiscal problems in the public sector. Unless income and job growth pick up sharply, consumer spending will cool.”

    from Timesonline.co.uk

  111. samhenry says:


    Belgium is poised to become the first country in Europe to ban Muslim veils that cover the face fully after the lower house of parliament overwhelmingly endorsed the move last night.

    In one of their last legislative decisions before national elections next month, 134 members of the House of Representatives supported moves to prohibit the burka, a head-to-toe garment, and the niqab — which covers only the woman’s face — in public buildings, streets and sports grounds. No MP opposed the ban and two abstained. The decision, taken on grounds of public security and the need to identify individuals, will give further impetus to demands in France and the Netherlands for similar measures.

    The Bill is likely to become law in June or July because the upper house, the Senate, is not expected to block it. Those ignoring the ban face fines of €25 (£21) and imprisonment for up to seven days. Amnesty International has strongly criticised the ban, warning it could break international law and rights of freedom of expression and religion. Opponents of the move might also challenge it before the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights.

  112. samhenry says:

    In US politics moderation will pay off – in the long term April 30, 2010
    Giles Whittell

    Is there space left in the Republican establishment for pragmatic moderates? On the evidence of recent weeks the answer has to be not much.

    When David Frum, the centre-right pundit, dared to criticise his party for tactical blunders over White House health reforms he was drummed out of his job at the conservative American Enterprise Institute.

    When the Arizona state assembly passed a law exposing Latinos to the risk of racial profiling, John McCain felt compelled to defend it as a “needs must” measure forced by federal neglect.

    When Governor Charlie Crist welcomed President Obama to Florida for a speech on rescuing the economy, he was disowned by the Republican leadership.
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    Part of the upheaval on the American Right is the result of losing Congress and the White House. The Democratic challenger-in-chief promised change and won, forcing the new opposition to contemplate changes of its own. That process has not been genteel because the Tea Party has led it.

    The Republicans must harness the Tea Party agenda to the cause of electoral gain in November and most of them have given up the pretence of moderation in order to do so. But they must also tack back to the centre to appeal to independents, leaving Democrats with a glimmer of hope that the midterms may not be so awful.

    “The best lack all conviction,” Yeats wrote in 1919, “while the worst are full of passionate intensity.” No one accused Mr Crist of being the best, but he has shown conviction.

  113. samhenry says:

    the Beach Boys through other artists’ eyes

    Elton John

  114. samhenry says:

    Three iconic American Musicians join together –

  115. samhenry says:

    Elton and Brian Wilso – Whooo Hoooo!

  116. samhenry says:

    Vince Gill with a Brian Wilson’s tribute to JFK after the assassination.

  117. samhenry says:

    Paul Somon – Surfer Girl

  118. samhenry says:

    Hootie and the BlowFish – Kennedy Center Honors

  119. samhenry says:

    Lyle Lovett – God only knows – Kennedy Center Honors

  120. samhenry says:

    Brian’s Daughters with Brian

  121. samhenry says:

    This is the Beach Boys summit – the song that defines their musical talent:


  122. samhenry says:

    The song was hacked for the TV show above so here is a better vid.

  123. samhenry says:

    A personal favorite

  124. samhenry says:

    We oldies hold this as a favorite for the time we end up with walkers and want to be cool.

  125. samhenry says:

    Tribute to our toops – some of whom will be trying to stop the flow of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. President Obama has sent a swat team there.

  126. samhenry says:

    Well, this is your auld Scots song spinner filling in for the FOX. He will be on this evening with news, views and the best of music from the web. Be there or be square.

    Have a lovely afternoon and goodnight Mrs. Callabash wherever you are.


  127. Foxwood says:


    Yeah, I heard those California Girls didn’t need a man!

  128. samhenry says:

    FOX this is a PC site. I’m turning it all over to you. I am waiting for some Chinese food.

    Love and later

    Need an Oil slick update from Louisiana.

  129. Foxwood says:

    I’m so greasy, I glide when I walk!

  130. samhenry says:

    OK – readers out there, I’ll try to get more information about the slick beyond the fact that FOX is a smooth operator!

  131. samhenry says:

    We are all nervous for our food supply and the health and safety of wildlife and marine life. Unless the slick goes inland, there will not be a severe health risk according to the article below. And remember, this is lite sweet crude not the heavy oil featured in the Exxon Valdez Spill

    from Food Safety News


    Experts Say Gulf Seafood Safe Despite Oil Spill
    by Helena Bottemiller | Apr 29, 2010
    An oil spill spanning over 3,000 square miles in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, left behind after an oil rig exploded and sank last week, is not threatening to compromise the safety of seafood from the water, according to experts.

    “No one should be worrying about whether the shrimp they’re having for dinner is going to have oil on it,” Mike Voisin, the past president of the National Fisheries Institute, a nonprofit organization that tracks the fishing industry, told CNN earlier this week.

    gulf-oil-slick-featured.jpgForty percent of all fish harvested in the U.S. (excluding Hawaii and Alaska) comes from the Gulf of Mexico, which now contains an oil slick visible from space.

    “First, no company wants to put that kind of product on the market,” Voisin said. “And those areas that have oil in them will be blocked by state health officials and not harvested.”

    Those decisions will be left up to the Louisiana Department of Health, as well as officials in Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama who are monitoring the oil slick, which is now within 23 miles of the coast of Louisiana.

    Voisin also explained that tuna and shrimp will instinctively migrate away from more polluted waters. Oysters, on the other hand, are more at risk because they can’t move on their own.

    BP, the company that operated the rig, is sending remotely operating vehicles (ROVs) about 5,000 feet–or five Eiffel Towers–underwater to try and close the rig’s valves, which are currently spewing 42,000 gallons of oil per day.

    The real threat to food safety, and to local ecosystems, will occur if the oil slick moves inland. If the oil flows into estuaries and oyster beds, it will deal a major blow to wildlife and the seafood industry.

    “We’re very concerned,” John Tesvich, president of the Louisiana oyster dealers and growers association told a local news station. “This could be a major catastrophe. We’ve never had anything like this.”

    “It’s virtually impossible to clean up in a short time period,” said Tesvich. “It goes in marsh land and in the grass, that cannot just be cleaned and changed. You would have impacts probably for a year or two, or more.”

  132. Foxwood says:

    I’m working on a blogpost on it SamH… 🙂

  133. samhenry says:

    The spill reminds us that it is well for us to keep more than one area on our shores open for a viable seafood industry. Happily we are restoring more marshes, etc.

    The same should be true of our crops. We cannot count on just California and Florida. We need to encourage growth of more local fresh produce and provide help for people to go into that kind of farming.

  134. samhenry says:

    Good to hear FOX. Good to hear.

    We need to give cleanup jobs first to the fishermen. Fishermen should have a startup fund from the government. This is what the government should be doing to stimulate the economy.

  135. Foxwood says:

    Start a garden, SamH. I got tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and zucinni. Wished I had time to plant more. The bees are having problems, but I use a paint brush to diddle my flowers. They like it fine.

  136. samhenry says:

    I can’t do a garden due to age and bad back.

    I just reviewed a list of things we should not eat unless we can find organicL


    Those are a few. It’s pesticides of course.

  137. samhenry says:

    8:50 PM Rick Sanchez is sitting in for Campbell Brown this evening. A Cuban American he is understandably supportive of immigrants and gives a break to the illegal immigrants. He is positive that illegal immigrants do not commit the same number of crimes as legal immigrants. He said he would check and get back to us.

    He often plays fast and lose with information. He a likable guy but he is on my list of newscasters who tend to take their own word for things at times.

  138. samhenry says:

    Word from Arizona this evening is that a police officer has been wounded by an AK-47. Authorities cannot locate the officer. He had been shot in the abdomen.

    This is not the first time that law enforcement officers have been shot by illegal immigrants:

    (CNSNews.com) – Law enforcement officials from the Arizona counties hardest hit by illegal immigration say they want U.S. troops to help secure the border, to prevent the deaths of more officers at the hands of criminals who enter the country illegally.

    “We’ve had numerous officers that have been killed by illegal immigrants in Arizona,” Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said Monday at a Capitol Hill news conference. “And that shouldn’t happen one time.”

    Babeu said the violence in Arizona has reached “epidemic proportions” and must be stopped. “In just one patrol area, we’ve had 64 pursuits — failure to yield for an officer — in one month,” Babeu said. “That’s out of control.”

    The recent murder of Arizona rancher Robert Krentz, who was shot to death last month on his own property, apparently by an illegal alien, also has fueled public outrage.

    Arizona Sens. John McCain and John Kyl, both Republicans, called Monday’s news conference to announce a 10-point plan to secure the border between Arizona and Mexico. They are requesting the immediate deployment of 3,000 National Guard troops and a permanent increase of 3,000 more Custom and Border Protection Agents along the state’s border by 2015.

    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called a press conference on Monday, April 19, 2010 to announce a 10-point plan to secure the border between Mexico and Arizona, including the immediate deployment of 3,000 National Guard troops to the region. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)
    McCain, who faces a tough primary election against conservative Republican JD Hayworth in September, sponsored an immigration-reform bill in 2000 that would have established a guest-worker program and a “pathway to citizenship” for illegal immigrants. The bill was opposed by many conservatives. He also supported immigration-reform bills in 2006 and again in 2007.

    But on Monday, McCain was talking only about enforcement: “The lesson is clear: First we have to secure the border,” McCain said. “If you want to enact some other reforms, how can that be effective when you have a porous border?”

    Later on Monday, McCain told Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly that he changed his stance on immigration over a year ago. McCain also made that point at Monday’s press conference:

    “Let me just say that one of the requirements is absolutely that we need to send 3,000 National Guard troops along the Arizona Mexico border – something that Senator Kyl and I called for well over a year ago,” McCain said.

    Kyl said the effort to make sure the government fulfills its responsibility to enforce federal immigration law goes back to the days when Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was still governor of Arizona. But Napolitano has not responded to the latest request for troops through the proposed 10-point plan.

    Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) has long been an advocate for securing the border between Mexico and Arizona by using armed troops. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)
    “Every one of these recommendations has been recommended to us by people who are on the front line,” Kyl said. “And many of these recommendations are not new. They have been part of what we have been writing to the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security about for a long time.”

    The senators’ plan includes a wide range of tactics for securing the border, including funding and supporting Operation Streamline, which calls for criminal charges against and incarceration of individuals who enter the U.S. illegally.

    “If you come into America and you’re here illegally, guess what? There is no catch and release. You should be detained for 14 to 21 days and then formally deported,” Babeu said of Operation Streamline. “You come back, guess what? You’re going to prison. That’s what we’ve got to do,” Babeu said.

    The plan also calls for the federal government to reimburse the state for the cost of enforcing immigration laws, the installation of fencing in strategic areas, increasing surveillance capabilities and installing a federal magistrate in the state to oversee immigration cases.

    McCain and others at the press conference said that more than half of the 1 million illegal aliens apprehended in the U.S. last year were arrested in Arizona and that 17 percent of those are known to have criminal records in the United States.

    “Folks, your cops, your sheriffs cannot do this alone,” Babeu said. “We’re doing our best and we’re overwhelmed. We’re stressed and things are out of control. We need the help of troops that are deployed along the border, additional resources for our border patrol and a zero tolerance policy.”

    Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever said he believes the porous southern border is not only dangerous to Arizona but to the entire nation, since terrorists could slip through just as easily as drug dealers. “To me, therein lies the real threat to our homeland security,” Dever said.

    The senators announced their 10-point plan on the same day the Arizona Legislature sent a tough new immigration bill to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who has not yet said whether she will sign it.

    The bill, championed as a law-and-order measure by its supporters, would make it a misdemeanor to be in the state illegally, and it would require police to question people about their immigration status if there’s reason to suspect they’re in the country illegally.


  139. Foxwood says:

    Sieg Heil und Guten Morgan fellow unAmerican Nazis!
    It’s time to unfurl the Confederate Swastika and fire the cannon!

  140. SamHenry says:

    May 1st has all but been appropriated by communist and socialist countries for their in your face military parades.

    But the holiday has had a long, comfortable history.

    At Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, PA, students forget about final exam studies and hold May Day celebrations. Here is the announcement for this year’s celebration:

    I have been to the celebration and they crown a queen of the May and put her on a horse to ride at the head of a parade of students in dress inspired by the middle ages.

    The history of the day is here:


    You can do something very special for a friend – and simple to do. Hang a may basket of flowers on his/her door knob.

    Let’s take back the May Day. Enjoy the civilized version and forget those military parades AND the bad news f the moment. Allow yourself to be happy today wherever you are.

  141. SamHenry says:

    Good morning FOX and a shout out to wake up CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!

  142. SamHenry says:

    I am on my way back to bed for a time. Dogs had me up in the night. Daisy remembers being here but she just needs to stop worrying. She is so old and I love those Basset ears framing her face.

    Imp has been VERY patient. Daisy blows her off with a bark at times – wanting to be left alone. Imp is not used to that. I rush in to recover her. Daisy gets over this quickly.

    See you later.

  143. Foxwood says:

    It’s funny that ILLEGAL ALIENS and Mexican-Americans (why not just Americans? Hmmmmm?) march on Communist May Day.

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  145. dancingczars says:

    Would it not be redundant for Obama to make an ass out himself? I always thought he was one. J.C. Great post

  146. arlenearmy says:

    Why are all these bad things happening in this nation? Why are we cursed w/a bad president?

    I wonder when will the lord start answering prayers. This nation is going down the tubes.

  147. arlenearmy says:

    I remember several years ago the Hispanics would rally in the streets (on our soil) w/Mexican flags. I think that for this recent rally, probably most of the Mexicans present were coached into waving the American flags.

    A relative of mine in TX had hired Mexican landscapers to do his yard. He admit that he did not check their immigration papers … & he suspect that they were probably illegals cause they could hardly speak English. And they wanted to be paid in cash ONLY. But they charge cheaper than the americans.

    But since the news broke of Mexicans taking to the streets making threats, he decided on yesterday to fire them all due to fear for the life of family.

  148. Foxwood says:

    Sieg Heil und Guten Morgan fellow unAmerican Nazis!!!
    It’s time to unfurl the Confederate Swastika and fire the cannon!!!

  149. samhenry says:

    Morning FOX – looks like a lot of unsettled weather today following a lot of unsettled people yesterday.


  150. Foxwood says:


    I don’t know the answers yet, but remember the Book of Job. Satan punished him to make him forsake God. We must not forsake God.

  151. samhenry says:

    Back to bed for this old soul. Later, FOX

  152. samhenry says:

    Sami and VF – you are missed.

  153. samhenry says:

    Sorry my example of American culture at its zenith did not post because I did not format it properly.


  154. samhenry says:

    OK that was a typo

  155. Foxwood says:

    That’s my favorite Bugs, SamH!

    I missed your comments, sorry.

    Good morning!

  156. Foxwood says:

    I had biscuits and gravy for breakfast.

    Reminds me of a song.

  157. Foxwood says:

    Now for some Psychedelia.

  158. Foxwood says:

    Let’s get into some blues. This one was written by Willie Dixon. His music has been covered by many bands including Led Zep, and ZZTop.

    This one is sung by Howlin’ Wolf!

  159. Foxwood says:

    What was it Mr. T said?

  160. Foxwood says:

    Speaking of Willie Dixon!

  161. Foxwood says:

    Here’s another K-Fox twin spin!

  162. Foxwood says:

    Here’s another K-Fox twin spin from the Country side.

  163. Foxwood says:

    Something from a man named Alice.

  164. Foxwood says:

    I don’t want to bog down VFs blog, so please follow me over to another pretty ladies blog to hear more good time rock and roll.

  165. samhenry says:

    FOX – this link is not working. Best to send people over to


    Have them look for the post “Obama has a Secret Girlyfriend Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.

  166. Foxwood says:

    It was down for a while. It’s back up now!

  167. Foxwood says:

    Somebody has to pay the price…

  168. SamHenry says:

    Good morning to all that love these United States and that for which it stands.

    It is a hot muggy morning here in Western New York – waiting for that turbulent weather that keeps stalling to the west of us.

    Pray for the Louisiana and other coastal areas to the east of it. The wildlife, the jobs for so many and our food supply. If it continues for a prolonged period, gas prices will go up even though this is a drop in the bucket of the national supply.

    Pray that China agrees to back strict sanctions against Iran as requested by the Chairman of the Palestinian Authority. It will go a long way to isolate Iran.

    Pray for a peaceful settlement to the question of the disposition of undocumented workers in this country already. This is a very divisive issue in this country. We do not want a long hot summer of demonstrations on this issue. Everyone wants what they want now – health care, citizenship, etc. – they say they can’t wait. But at what cost?

    Pray for those out of work.

    Pray for a return to fiscal soundness in Europe and the US.

    Pray for us all to have the strength and determination to live through all of the above.

  169. SamHenry says:

    ALWAYS pray for our troops overseas and for their families. Thank them for the sacrifices they make daily:

    – Peace of Mind
    – Personal Safety
    – Separation from loved ones
    – Love of fellow humans shattered by war.

  170. SamHenry says:

    Safe Travels to work today or if you are on vacation, we hope you have good weather and good times.

    See you later.


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  172. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning SH!

  173. samhenry says:

    Good morning VF. Good to see you. Where are our menfolk? I’m not good with gunpowder. But then, neither was the Time’s Square bomber.

  174. VotingFemale says:

    Good Question…

    Is there a new Hooter’s having a grand opening? lol

  175. samhenry says:

    They are over at a Hooter’s only if the hottie hootees are dressed in red, white and blue.

  176. samhenry says:

    FOX may have been called out on an emergency basis for all that is going on down there with the weather.

    Sami has been so done in with work that makes me concerned. He has carried this blog many days he is so devoted.

    M2 is fine – no weather-related problems there – just got a response from her.

    It has just started raining here. We need it.

  177. samhenry says:

    I hear you have water again out there.

  178. VotingFemale says:

    yes.. we are getting the tail end of the storm front that tornadoed the country. Muggy as all heck here today as well.

  179. samhenry says:

    I hope that front does not linger over the coast. You don’t need flooding.

    VF – I have just posted a video on my blog about immigration. It will be controversial so I will not link it. I have proffered a suggestion that will not allow amnesty but will allow Mexicans to stay in this country. There are too many of them to track down and process and our jails can’t hold them. But they need to be “punished.” I also explained why they feel entitled to stay here.

    This issue will divide our country like nothing else.

  180. VotingFemale says:

    SH, the Mexican Foreign Nationals breaking US Sovereignty by illegally entering and staying in the US deserve no quarter in my opinion, anymore than you or me or any other US citizen deserves in any other country.

    The issue is the destruction of US Sovereignty, and no one deserves to break that sovereignty and our sovereignty laws.

    The willful destruction of US Sovereignty is what is at the bottom of this.

    This is a political war against the white race in which the Socialists/Communists are pulling the strings to split the country.

  181. VotingFemale says:

    The ruling families, which have been in control of Mexico’s Government for generations, is the reason Mexico is a third world nation.

  182. samhenry says:

    So what do we do with all of the illegals?

  183. samhenry says:

    I do believe the socialists are pulling strings to split the country and bring it down any way they can. Obama has manufactured division ever since entering office.

    But we have to come up with a way to:

    Track down the illegals
    Re-patriot them in an orderly fashion.
    Make sure that Mexico will accept them – Mexico’s reaction could make more splits.

    I do know Vincente FOX was aware that sending Mexicans flooding the south western states would put it back in their arena.

    To WIN we need a strategy that is viable and not just be the party of no.

  184. samhenry says:

    Then there is the other option in one of my blogposts:

    “Let’s all renounce our citizenship and remain here.”

  185. samhenry says:

    If Reid puts amnesty in his bill, there will be rioting in the streets.

  186. tellitlikeitis says:

    Good afternoon everyone! Here’s one for Foxwood!

  187. tellitlikeitis says:

  188. samhenry says:

    Tellit! You’ve been missed!

  189. samhenry says:


    This was added to my post with a hat tip to you.

  190. Foxwood says:

    It’s a good day to be a subject of the Dictatorship!
    Sieg Heil und Guten Morgan fellow unAmerican Nazis!
    It’s time to unfurl the Confederate Swastika and fire the cannon!

  191. Foxwood says:

    I went to bed at 10pm. Got a call at 11pm. and had to work till 6am this morning.

    As the puppy dog says, “RUFF”!

  192. Foxwood says:

    Good morning all!

    Too tired to type all the names.

    I haven’t seen Sami in a couple of days. Soon as my head clears, I need to email him.

  193. Foxwood says:

    Going to zone and listen to Rush for a while.

  194. samhenry says:

    Well done check in – well done.

  195. m2 says:

    Obama-Style Socialism

    … Neo-socialists are fellow travelers of neo-Communists and vice-versa. The real division in the modern world is between totalitarians and libertarians, and pivot of this division is the inherent conflict between liberty and equality. Since people are born unequal (in talent, capability, brain power and physical beauty and prowess) and since they develop unequally through circumstance, the only way to make them equal is to take away everyone’s liberty. And of course this will not make them equal because those who get to decide who is made equal and at what pace constitute a new and oppressing ruling class.

    This truth is the focus of Federalist Paper #10 and is enshrined in the Constitution which is why every leftist is at war with it and is dedicated to rewriting it. So-called progressives are the 21st Century’s true reactionaries who have failed to learn the lessons of the most horrific social experiment ever inflicted on the human race which murdered 100 million people and destroyed the lives of billions. The term “neo-socialism” attaches them to that awful legacy and serves as a warning to present and future generations of the price that will be paid to achieve “social justice” and also of the fact that the pursuit “social justice” is an evil fantasy which can never be realized …

    “We speak reflexively of leftists as ‘progressives,’ even though their doctrines are rooted in nineteenth-century prejudice and have been refuted by a historical record of unprecedented bloodshed and oppression,” writes Horowitz, an ex-Marxist

  196. m2 says:

    Thoughts on Gorism

    … No, what ended the gospel of Gorism was Al Gore himself.

    In this context, the recently purchased Gore second mansion at Montecito, in Oprah country, is of some national interest. Why would Gore purchase a second energy-guzzling estate, replete with several fireplaces, fountains and bathrooms, when he was stung so badly about his hypocritically profligate energy use in his Tennessee compound, his houseboat, and his private-jet junketeering? Does he understand that his newest mansion is a sort of volcanic ash-cloud that has now overwhelmed Earth in the Balance, Inc?

    Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

    The answer is sort of important, because it is emblematic of the decline of liberalism over the last thirty years. Collate the anti-capital rants of a zillionaire currency speculator George Soros, the green sermons from a late Ted Kennedy who stopped a wind farm from marring his vacation home’s views, a John Edwards of “two nations” fame constructing a Neronian Golden House, a Tom Friedman warning of the consumer habits that lead to a hot, flat earth from a 10,000 square foot English-style estate of the sort that 18th-century English barons built after successful careers in the Raj, the comic case of Jeremiah Wright moving to a mostly white golf course to dream up more sermons about “white folks’ greed runs a world in need,” or a $5 million a year earning Obama — with all his expenses picked up by the government — lamenting out loud why rich people seem to want ever more money they don’t need. Some spread the wealth around.

    We can call this malady Gorism — living not merely at odds with your zealotry, but living entirely against your zealotry —

    It is difficult to adjudicate which is worse — greed or hypocrisy. Was a Timothy Geithner more odious because he sought to shave off for himself a few thousands from his taxes, or because as a soon-to-be Sec. of the Treasury and formerly high federal official, he was doing things that his offices are supposed to ensure others do not?

    Yet the resulting combination is far greater than the mere sum of the two parts. You see, professed liberal humanitarianism and old fashioned “get mine” breed cynicism among the populace. If one were to believe Al Gore that there is a danger of manmade global warming and we all need to cut back, one might well lose faith when one sees that Al Gore lives differently from the way in which he has convinced you to live. And if one sees that the advocates for forced equality most certainly don’t want to be forced to do anything they advocate, then what are we left with?

    Nothing on the national scene has proven more ironic than to see a thin liberal veneer masking traditional self-interest. Crusty conservatives of the more honest sort justified their own riches by the old, much caricatured notion that their hard work and brains trickled wealth down to us poorer that otherwise we would not have; or that they fight in a free arena and anyone brave enough to go out there and battle the lions is likewise free to enjoy their sort of rewards; or that life is inherently tragic and unfair — some succeed and others fail — and to ensure an quality of result usually entails a despotic enforcer and a growing pile of corpses.

    I think I prefer an up-front profiteer to Al Gore’s sermons from Montecito.

  197. Foxwood says:

    AlGore’s new home sits on the coast. Hmmmmmm… So he want’s you to believe in Climate Crap, but he knows it’s a lie. He’s only in it for the money.

  198. tellitlikeitis says:

    Thanks SH!!! I missed you all too!!!

    Here’s another one for Foxwood!

  199. tellitlikeitis says:

  200. tellitlikeitis says:

  201. SamHenry says:


    A male of Pakistani origin has been arrested at JFK Airport trying to leave the country. Security at the Airport had just recently been increased.

    This man was the person who had purchased the SUV.

    It is understood that there are a few more suspects being investigated.

  202. SamHenry says:

    At VF blog, We’re always open LOL

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  204. SamHenry says:

    Good morning fellow patriots on behalf of Sami whose job it is to do this mornings. He will be back on deck soon.

    Foxwood will fire the canon later.

    It’s another wonderful day in the global neighborhood.

    Ahmajenidad pounded us at the UN yesterday.

    We caught at least one person allegedly involved in the Times Square bombing.

    Democrats are working alone and behind closed doors on immigration reform and vow to pass a bill through at the end of the year.

    The illegal residents grow angrier by the day. They are demanding citizenship following illegal entry into the country. What a precedent were we to allow it but the Democrats will do everything to grant them amnesty.

    But today, we still live in the USA and we still are fighting to keep her the “one nation indivisible under God with Liberty and Justice for all.”

  205. SamHenry says:

    Good morning VF – you are getting to be like Jimmie Durante’s “Mrs. Callabash.” I have to follow greetings with “wherever you are.”

  206. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning SamHenry and thank you for filling the gap of morning greetings in my absence.

    We are ” We the People” and we are individually and collectively PATRIOTS 🙂

  207. samiam60 says:

    What do you see from your window?

  208. samhenry says:

    Oh, such relief. So happy to see you. Must get cracking today. This week Tuesday is cleaning day.

    Have a great day everyone.

  209. samiam60 says:

    Will it come to this?

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  211. Foxwood says:

    It’s a good day to be a subject of the Dictatorship!
    So why are we still under a National Emergency?

    Sieg Heil und Guten Morgan fellow unAmerican Nazis!
    It’s time to unfurl the Confederate Swastika and fire the cannon!

  212. Foxwood says:

    Good to see patriotic friends!

    Still recovering from Sunday/Monday work.

  213. Foxwood says:

    This is CNN?

  214. SamHenry says:

    Cafferty keeps CNN balanced! Bless him. He said it as it is.

    It is clear from the Democrat’s outline of proposed legislation that Amnesty is coming on down the road. Well guess what? More than tea partiers will be there to meet it and push back.

    Happy Cinqo de Mayo regardless. Illegals do not represent all of the Mexican people or culture. Enjoy the day.

    Oh, and let’s not forget: the Corporations waved the carrot in front of the illegals. They need to be FINED.

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  217. samhenry says:

    Good morning canonmeister. I am truly sorry that you are still done in by work.

    Democrats are dancing in the streets that they handle terror better than anybody and the catch the terrorists faster. But look how long it took them to realize it was a terrorist attack?

    Anyone doing good police work could have caught this terrorist. The device dithered and gave a dithering President all he needed to know to catch the perp. Try doing that with a blast that takes all the evidence with it including the security camera!

  218. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning SamH and all my Fellow Patriots 🙂

  219. samhenry says:

    Good morning, brother wolf. And good morning Mrs. Cat Callabash wherever you are.

  220. samhenry says:

    Will Prince William ask Waitey Katie to marry him or will they just live together like Andrew and Fergie?

  221. samhenry says:

    I like to bring a little Perez Hilton, TMZ, People, and Enquirer -speak to the great ship VF. It brings Democrats to the site for therapy.

  222. samiam60 says:

    Finally a day off. This past week was a most intense work schedule. 12 hour days are not conducive for blogging.

  223. samiam60 says:

    Mullen Apologizes for Veterans Comment


    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen has apologized to the Disabled American Veterans for a comment he made during an address to the Council on Foundations.

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen has apologized to the Disabled American Veterans for a comment he made during an address to the Council on Foundations.

    During the April 26 address, Adm. Mullen said non-profit groups, and not government, should take care of veterans

    Adm. Mullen said in a statement that it was a “poor choice of words.”

    “The point I was trying to make — and perhaps not so eloquently — is that the scope of the needs confronting our troops and their families is too great and too deep to be met only through the bureaucracy. Yes, the government must provide our veterans with educational opportunities, employment assistance and quality health care. But we must also recognize there are some needs best delivered and best administered at the local level,” the statement read.

    The Disabled American Veterans said it is the “exclusive responsibility of the federal government because it creates disabled veterans.”


  224. samhenry says:

    This is a second day for demonstrations in Greece. Laborers and Communists in the street demanding parliament step forward to answer charges and demanding spread the wealth from capitalists to workers.

    Germany’s Merkel has floated the idea of sanctions for Greece. She feels all of Europe could catch this virus.
    CNN reporting the above:

    Thanks to Barack and his posse of Democrats in Congress, the virus is here.

    I have friends visiting there now. I hope they make it back without delays. She is Greek; he is American.

    I was on hand in Greece in 1964 for the riots in Athens. Because Turks shelled Cyprus using US
    NATO planes built in Britain and the US, it was an anti-Brit/US riot. I survived only because my boyfriend and I spoke French all the way back to the hotel.

  225. samiam60 says:

    Updated May 04, 2010
    Iran’s President Is Defiant and Our Diplomacy Looks Foolish

    By Abraham Cooper Harold Brackman

    – FOXNews.com

    Washington’s delayed, watered down, and ineffective sanctions program and President Obama’s “soft diplomacy,” is simply emboldening Iran.

  226. samhenry says:

    Obama came into office saying it was best to talk with our enemies. How does walking out on Ahmadinejad’s UN speech squaring with that?

  227. samiam60 says:

    “Since they took over 30 years ago….when the regime acquired rocks, they stoned our women; when they acquired rope they hung our men; when they acquired guns they used them on our streets; when they acquired technology they spied on our children. Does anyone doubt what this illegitimate regime would do if it acquired nuclear weapons?”

    Those are the words of Roozbeh Farahanipour, a former law student in Tehran, who graduated with honors from Iranian prisons where he was tortured for his student activism. They were delivered on Monday at press conference at the Simon Wiesenthal Center following President Ahmadenijad’s speech at the opening of the U.N. Nuclear Non-Proliferation Conference. Now based in Los Angeles, democracy advocate Farahanipour is pleading with President Obama to finally deploy sanctions that still might prevent the Mullahs from going nuclear.

    Meanwhile in New York, Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad proved once again that no one does “chutzpah” better than he, and nowhere does he do it better than at the United Nations.

    Last year, serial human rights abuser, Mahmoud “Wipe Israel from the Map” Ahmadinejad keynoted the U.N. Human Rights Council’s Durban II Conference in Geneva. At another appearance at the General Assembly in New York, he flirted with Holocaust denial and boasted about Tehran’s 9,000 nuclear centrifuges making fissionable material in contravention of International Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC) rules and U.N. Security Council resolutions.
    Now, basking the spotlight as the only head of state to attend the opening session of the U.N.’s Nuclear Nonproliferation Conference, the irrepressible Iranian president castigates the “Zionist regime” for engaging in “acts of terror” and claims that the U.S. and Israel have created “major terrorist networks” that threaten the world with nuclear blackmail.

    Indeed, even before the conference’s opening gavel, came word of a significant victory for Iran. Egypt, Tehran’s historic Mideast archrival, a country which fears a nuclear Iran, telegraphed that it would seek to spin the nuclear forum’s focus onto Israel. Ambassador Maged Abdel Aziz told reporters last week that “Success in dealing with Iran will depend to a large extent on how successfully we deal with the establishment of a nuclear-free zone.” Egypt’s working paper will urge NPT members to “renew their resolve to undertake, individually and collectively, all necessary measures aimed at…the accession by Israel to the Treaty as soon as possible as a non-nuclear weapon state.”

    Worse still, there are hints that the U.S. may follow up on Assistant Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller’s demand last year that Israel go public about its defensive nuclear arsenal and sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty. This would break forty years of U.S. policy not to paint Israel as the Mideast’s atomic bad guy at the very moment Tehran is planning its nuclear breakout.
    Behind their public anti-Israel bluster, Arab leaders privately tell us they’re not losing sleep over the Jewish state but because of the real-time nuclear threat unfolding next door in Iran. It’s a threat that they fear America lacks the resolve to stop. In his new book, “The Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations,” author Lee Roberts argues that the key to understanding the Mideast mindset is captured by this statement from Usama Bin Laden: “When people see a strong horse and a weak horse, by nature, they will like the strong horse.” As we witness North Korea’s and Iran’s defiance of the U.S. — as well as the Obama’s administration’s hint that it may join demands that Israel unilaterally surrender its nuclear deterrent — Egyptians, Saudis, Kuwaitis and other regional players may use anti-Israel rhetoric to hide their real purpose of distancing themselves from a weakened “American horse” and prepare to develop their own nuclear arsenals.

    While Mideast proliferation is surely not the purpose of Obama’s new “soft diplomacy,” Washington’s delayed, watered down, and ineffective sanctions program, coupled with diplomatic signals designed more to put pressure on Israel than Iran, serve only to embolden, not rein in, Tehran.

    Israel’s commitment not to threaten the region with nuclear attack or to engage in blackmail has been unwavering for over last forty years. In the 1960s, Egypt’s Gamel Abdel Nasser pledged to secure “atomic weapons at any costs” and threatened to “drive Israel into the sea.” The 1967 Arab-Israeli War was the result. Rather than wait around to see if Nasser was serious about getting atomic weapons, Israel developed its own deterrent nuclear capacity, pledging never to be the first to introduce nukes in the region. It held fast to its “no first use” policy, even in 1973 when a combined Egyptian-Syrian surprise attack on Yom Kippur threatened its very survival.
    Israel’s president, Shimon Peres, the “father” of Israel’s secret nuclear efforts told President Kennedy in 1963 that “Israel would not be the first to introduce nuclear weapons to the Middle East.” Long before the election of Barack Obama, Peres personally told Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak that Israel would be willing to sign the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty within two years after the establishment of “regional peace.” Peres believes that it was Israel’s unstated but obvious nuclear capabilities that helped set the stage for the Jewish state’s historic peace with Egypt.

    President Obama claims to be a “realist” about the Mideast, but his ambiguous policy about Israel and regional deterrence is anything but that. In pursuit of a “new day”, he should stop wasting precious political time and capital debasing the deterrence of democratic Israel. Instead, to stop the volatile region from becoming an armed nuclear camp, President Obama must demonstrate to nervous Arab leaders and the rest of the world that Washington is still “the strong horse” with the will to thwart any form of nuclear blackmail from the tyrants in Tehran.

    Abraham Cooper is Associate Dean and Harold Brackman is Senior Researcher at the Simon Wiesenthal Center.


  228. samiam60 says:

    SamH what we are seeing in Greece now is soon coming to America. You can take that to the bank and as Greece goes so goes all of Europe on the issue of Economics. A World Wide DEPRESSION is on the way and Obama is the leader of the pack.

  229. samhenry says:

    Nuclear Mullahs – Mushroom Mujahideen. Imagine.

  230. samhenry says:

    Off to the Emerald City for my allergy shots and lunch with friends.


  231. samhenry says:

    Sami – I agree with you on the Greece viral issue 100%.

    However, it will be a western world depression.

  232. samiam60 says:

    My confession:

    I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees, Christmas trees. I don’t feel threatened. I don’t feel discriminated against. That’s what they are, Christmas trees.

    It doesn’t bother me a bit when people say, ‘Merry Christmas’ to me. I don’t think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn’t bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu . If people want a creche, it’s just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hun dr ed yards away.

    I don’t like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don’t think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can’t find it in the Constitution and I don’t like it being shoved down my throat.

    Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren’t allowed to worship God as we understand Him? I guess that’s a sign that I’m getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.

    In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it’s not funny, it’s intended to get you thinking.

    Billy Graham’s daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her ‘How could God let something like this happen?’ (regarding Hurricane Katrina).. Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She said, ‘I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we’ve been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?’

    In light of recent events…. terrorists attack, school shootings, etc. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O’Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn’t want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK.

    Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn’t spank our chil dr en when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock’s son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he’s talking about. And we said okay.

    Now we’re asking ourselves why our chil dr en have no conscience, why they don’t know right from wrong, and why it doesn’t bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.

    Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with ‘WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.’

    Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world’s going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. Funny how you can send ‘jokes’ through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.

    Are you laughing yet?

    Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your ad dr ess list because you’re not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.

    Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.

    Pass it on if you think it has merit.

    If not, then just discard it…. no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don’t sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.

    My Best Regards, Honestly and respectfully,

    Ben Stein

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  235. Foxwood says:

    I’m almost too pooped to pop…

    I understand the 12 hour day. I worked 9pm to 9am.

    Sieg Heil und Guten Morgan fellow unAmerican Nazis!
    It’s time to unfurl the Confederate Swastika and fire the cannon!

  236. Foxwood says:

    I almost said something about Cat Ballou, but them I forgot, Jane Fonda played the part.

    Time for bed.

  237. Foxwood says:

    Check your emails. I meant to Bcc everybody, but I haven’t slept yet.

  238. samhenry says:

    Peter Foster in Beijing
    Published: 12:40PM BST 05 May 2010
    China to force internet users to register real names
    China is considering measures to force all its 400m internet users to register their real names before making comments on the country’s myriad chat-rooms and discussion forums, in a further sign of tightening controls on freedom of speech.

    The move comes less than a week after China announced a hardening of its State Secrets law, requiring internet and mobile phone operators to inform on their customers and co-operate with police demands for information on users.

    Plans to make all online users register have been debated for years in China, but senior officials have confirmed that the government is now actively investigating how to implement a system of real-name registration.

    “We are also exploring an identity authentication system for users of online bulletin board systems,” said Wang Chen, the vice-head of the ruling Communist Party’s propaganda department in a speech to China’s top legislature reported by the state-run China Daily newspaper.

    Chinese online users are already banned from making anonymous comments on online news portals, but they are allowed to use “net-names” which obscure their real identity.

    In a country where print and television media is tightly controlled, the discussion platforms are one of the few vibrant places of debate where citizens air grievances and are frequently critical of the government.

    The announcement drew a predictably scathing response from online users angry at yet further plans to curtail freedom of speech.

    “I am afraid there will be more harassment or reprisals if real-name registration system is enforced,” wrote one user of the popular QQ.com bulletin board.

    “Stopping the free flow of people’s thoughts will cause more damage than stopping the water flowing in the rivers,” added another on the Tianya website.

    “China will soon enter an era when people only dare to contact each other with eyes rather than by talking,” wrote a third, drawing a literary allusion to the ancient Chinese tyrant-emperor who so controlled his subjects speech that they dared only make eye contact in the street.

    Their comments may not be in vain. Last year China’s internet users reacted furiously to Chinese government attempts to introduce the Green Dam Youth Escort internet monitoring software, eventually forcing the government to shelve its plans.

    And this year Google, the internet search giant, announced it was closing its Chinese-based search engine because of its concerns over expanding Chinese government censorship of the web.

    Civil rights groups say that China is currently moving to tighten all forms of social control, including the media and the internet, also targeting NGOs, social activists and lawyers who are considered a threat to the “social stability” of the country.

    Figures published this year show that China’s internal security budget reaching a record level of £50 – almost as much as the £51bn it spends on its armed forces – in a bid to keep a lid on the estimated 90,000 protests which take place in the country each year.

    The country also maintains an informal network of several million informants to alert the authorities to unrest. In February a police chief from a remote county in Inner Mongolia boasted he had more than 12,000 spies in a population of just 400,000.

    However the ramping up of internet control in China has drawn criticism from leading Chinese academics who argue that the petty constraints will only to deepen resentments caused by rising wealth disparities, a politicised justice system and endemic corruption.

    Yu Jianrong, Professor and Director of the Rural Development Institute’s Social Issues Research Center at the Chinese Academy for Social Sciences, is among the most high-profile, arguing that if “citizen participation” is strangled at birth it could make China more, not less, unstable.

    In an article for Study Times, a weekly publication published by the Communist Party’s Central School, Professor Yu called for citizen participation to “become the buffer for social stability” for the “long-term development and fundamental interests of China.”


  239. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning My Remaining Fellow Patriots

  240. samhenry says:

    Good Morning, Sami. There are many remaining Fellow Patriots. Most are very busy parents winding down the school year, working to keep heads above water or looking for work.

    VF blog moves ahead and knows they will check in as they may.

  241. samhenry says:


    It is not the end of the world. It is not the end of friendships.

    We need to do things like unravel the charge of racism against the Tea Party movement.

    If you disagree with Obama, you are racist.
    If you disagree with the free border movement you are facist

    If you are against Amnesty you are racist

    But if you go to a black college you are not being racist.

    If you belong to the Black Caucus or the Hispanic Caucus – you are not being racist.

    We non black, non, hispanic types (whites, Asians, and whoever is left) need to stop being slimed by other races and political parties. We need to do it in a way that does not utilize their divisive tactics. We need to be THE ones to bring us all back together like Obama said he would.

  242. samhenry says:

    Sami, check your e-mail

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  244. Foxwood says:

    It’s a good day to be a subject of the Dictatorship!
    Sieg Heil und Guten Morgan fellow unAmerican Nazis!
    It’s time to unfurl the Confederate Swastika and fire the cannon!

  245. Foxwood says:

    Thank God it Friday! One more night to work, then the weekend.

  246. samhenry says:

    FOX I can tell you’re tired. It’s “Thank God it Friday” so I will say to you

    It are!

    Hop on over to http://templeofmut.wordpress.com – she has written up that Sarah Palin has endorsed a candidate in California to whom many teapartiers are opposed.

    It’s a great day in the declining neighborhood!

    See you all later and remember you read it first on this blog – we all told you that this medical miracle insurance Obama had promised would cost more and leave us less and it looks that way. Today Waxman acknowledged that several companies plan to dump their people off of private insurance and on to the government health plan. Kiss your standard of living goodbye. Oh, and did I say the DOW lost 900 points today? Gotta go get some rest to make it through the rest of the bad news today. But keep smiling so al Quaeda doesn’t win the spiritual war! Oh and bury your chocolate.

  247. samhenry says:

    PS The reason the companies are dumping private insurance? The government fines are cheaper than the insurance premiums! Surprise.

    End of free choice and all that – they have us by the cost factor.

  248. samhenry says:

    We’re all so tired FOX, perhaps that’s “weakend.”

  249. samiam60 says:

    Does anyone really know what time it is?

    Does anyone really care?

    Good evening my remaining Patriot Friends.

    At one point today the Dow dropped 1000 points. That is the biggest drop in over a year.

    I have been saying to watch the stock market for some time now. The Second Financial Collapse is on its way.

    The World Economies have bent over for the Greeks.

    That’s not a good idea. 🙂

  250. samiam60 says:

  251. samiam60 says:

    Think it can’t happen again? Think Again!

  252. samiam60 says:

    During the Great Depression the unemployment rate was at 30%.

    Today Spain is at 20% Depression.

    Greece is at ??????? Unemployment.

  253. samiam60 says:

    That is some really good stuff you have posted on here today SamH. It is good to know you are here in my absence.

    You are a Patriot !

  254. samiam60 says:

    I will be taking on a short term Part time job in the next few days. That with my regular 60 hour job will leave me little time here. I may be getting a computer at work soon and if that happens I will be able to stop by here during the day and stay current with all the activities.

  255. samiam60 says:

    Here comes a second American Financial MELTDOWN

    Yes, it sure appears to be coming, based on the fact that the Obama Administration and this current (soon to change) Congress have done absolutely nothing to determine exactly what caused the first melt down of our financial systems.

    All the eloquent speeches in the world from the Anointed One will not improve our economy nor, is it in any way shape or form, create jobs. We now have a President that is so full of himself that America may very well suffer another financial setback that all the kings men and all the kings czars cannot put back together again.

    The good news is that America is waking up and come November we will put real American Patriots in the seats now filled with Corrupted and stagnant career politicians who have forgotten the Power of We the People. These are people who have become absolutely Corrupted and morally challenged in their day-to-day lives.

    We the People have vowed to take back our Country from these so-called Progressive Socialists who have no place here in our Republic. We will not, as a Free People, ever surrender to Socialism, Marxism, nor Communism and the sooner the Progressive Elitists get that through their thick skulls, the better off and safer this world will be.

    Mr. President, do not underestimate what the American People will fight for. If you do, you will find yourself on the losing side of history. Americans are now busy resetting the course of American History and yes we are even going to correct our school books so that we have an inclusive, complete, and accurate documenting of American History and not some super altered Progressive evolution of our minds. The truth is out there now and Americans are flocking to it in record numbers to reinforce our resolve to end once and for all the Progressive Movement in the United States of America.

    We are united like never before and we will not go silently into the night Mr. President. Only a fool would say in his heart that there is no God. We the People are on the right side of God and his plans for America. He is the Light of the World and We the People reflect His light to a dying world.

    “Don’t underestimate Us’

  256. samhenry says:

    Get some rest, Sami. FOX and I will continue as we can. Thanks for your comment about my postings here. It helps.

    And now for some pleasant news. The storied White Cliffs of Dover (England) have always been in a protected area but now we learn it has just become a proper park – via Hello Magazine (a British publication)

    White cliffs and open spaces
    Encompassing an area of over 1600 square kilometres of protected countryside in the south of England, the South Downs has recently been designated the country’s tenth National Park. Stretching across the Park, following the old drovers’ routes, runs the South Downs Way, a 160 kilometre trail shared by walkers, cyclists and riders.

    In the west, lies Winchester, ancient capital of Alfred the Great, with its fine Norman cathedral built between 1079 and 1093. This is the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe and was used as a location for the 2005 film The Da Vinci Code; it has some fine Pre-Raphaelite stained glass and is the site of the tomb of Jane Austen. In the heart of the city, alongside the River Itchen, the water meadows are rich with fauna and flora, and just a couple of kilometres from the city centre is St Catherine’s Hill, a chalk grassland nature reserve and ancient Iron Age fort.

    The South Downs spread east from here, dotted with chocolate box villages; a vast expanse of rolling English countryside, rich in butterflies and plants, it stretches as far as the spectacular white chalk cliffs of Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters in East Sussex. The new National Park encompasses a number of Country Parks and designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, drawing them together in a single protected area.

    The Park includes more than 3,000 kilometres of marked trails for walkers, cyclists and riders, the main one being the South Downs Way, which stretches across this gently rolling high ground where sheep graze peacefully and the wind offers perfect kite flying conditions. In terms of altitude, Butser Hill in Hampshire – where over 30 species of butterfly have been identified – and Ditchling Beacon are the high points along the trail, but there are many interesting places along or near to the trail.

    The village of Amberley, for example, around half way along the trail, is home to the Amberley Working Museum, an open air museum and heritage centre set in 36 acres of land and dedicated to the industrial heritage of the south east. Here a variety of craftsmen, including a blacksmith, potter and broom maker, demonstrate traditional skills.

    Farther east, less then half an hour from Eastbourne, is the charming village of Alfriston, in the Cuckmere valley. It’s a beautiful example of a Medieval village with small speciality shops, and tea rooms and traditional pubs to provide sustenance for the weary walker. The thatched, timbered-framed Clergy House was the very first building to be acquired by the National Trust back in 1896.

    Perhaps one of the biggest curiosities in the South Downs Park is the Wilmington Long Man, a giant human silhouette carved into the steep slope of Windover Hill some 20 kilometres from Eastbourne. The figure is almost 70 metres tall and is one of England’s two chalk giants, the other being the Cerne Abbas giant north of Dorchester. The Wilmington chalk figure dates from the sixteenth or seventeenth century and depicts an unnaturally tall man holding two spears or sticks. The carving is made such that, from below, the figure appears correctly proportioned. The site is used for a number of Pagan and neo-Pagan celebrations and festivals throughout the year.


  257. samhenry says:

    In 2012, Queen Elizabeth will celebrate her – Diamond Anniversary ???? on the throne. Here is the pageantry from the 2002 celebration of the Golden Jubilee. Mind you, the parade to the Abbey for the service, was not repeated for the trip home! The music you hear sung came from a choir under a large clear canopy on the Mall. It is sung at the coronation. Note that Princess Ann and Prince Charles ride in uniform behind the coronation coach. This is one side of Britain. It is fast disappearing and so enjoy the spectacle.

  258. samhenry says:

    The way the Democrats are carrying on today confirms what a genome project just discovered: our human ancestors mated with Neanderthals and that we have the relics of Neanderthal DNA in us. So the next time someone calls you a Neanderthal, be proud!

    From Time Magazine:

    A decade after scientists first cracked the human genome, scientists announce in the May 7 issue of Science that they have done the same for Neanderthals, the species of hominid that existed from roughly 400,000 to 30,000 years ago, when their closest relatives, early modern humans, may have driven them to extinction.

    Led by ancient-DNA expert Svante Pääbo of Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, researchers reconstructed about 60% of the Neanderthal genome, by analyzing tiny chains of ancient DNA extracted from bone fragments of three female Neanderthals excavated in the late 1970s and early 1980s from a cave in Croatia. The bones are between 38,000 and 44,000 years old. (See a piece on the jewelry worn by Neanderthals.)

    The genetic information turned up some intriguing findings, indicating, for instance, that at some point after early modern humans migrated out of Africa, they mingled and mated with Neanderthals, possibly in the Middle East or North Africa as early as 80,000 years ago. If that is the case, it would have occurred significantly earlier than scientists who support the interbreeding hypothesis would have expected.

    Comparisons with DNA from modern humans show that some Neanderthal DNA has survived to the present day. Moreover, by analyzing ancient DNA alongside modern samples, the team was able to identify a handful of genetic changes that evolved in modern humans some time after their ancestors and Neanderthals diverged between 440,000 and 270,000 years ago. (See whether humans were responsible for the death of neanderthals.)

    The process of sequencing was painstaking. Among the challenges were eliminating bacterial and fungal DNA, which accounted for 97% of the genetic material in the samples, and guarding against contamination from the researchers themselves, whose own DNA might be mistaken for Neanderthal. Plus, they were working with DNA so fragmented that the chains were often no longer than 40 or 50 base pairs. “We used half a gram of bones to produce the 3 billion base pairs,” Pääbo said in a May 5 press conference. “I really thought until six or seven years ago that it would remain impossible, at least for my lifetime, to sequence the entire genome.” New sequencing technologies made it feasible, he said.

    Researchers compared the Neanderthal genome to the genomes of five living people: one San from southern Africa, one Yoruba from West Africa, one Papua New Guinean, one Han Chinese and one French person. Scientists discovered that 1% to 4% of the latter three DNA samples is shared with Neanderthal’s — proof that Neanderthals and early modern humans interbred. The fact that Neanderthal DNA was not present in the genomes of the two present-day Africans indicates that interbreeding occurred after some root population of early modern humans had left Africa, but before the species evolved into distinct groups in Europe and Asia. (See a photo gallery celebrating the genius of Darwin.)

    The “gene flow” of Neanderthal DNA into early human DNA was found only in one direction: from them to us. The study found no early modern human DNA in the Neanderthal genome. It is not clear whether interbreeding may have happened a few times among small populations or frequently among large populations — the genetic remnants would look the same to scientists’ current technology. The Neanderthal DNA appears in the modern human genomes randomly, suggesting it offers no evolutionary benefit and is merely a genetic relic.

    Finding any mixture of DNA was a surprise to the team. “We came into the project extremely biased against the idea of gene flow,” said Harvard Medical School’s David Reich, one of the study’s authors, who specializes in examining the relationship between human populations from genomic data.

    Read more: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1987568,00.html?hpt=C2#ixzz0nD4AXUvD

  259. samhenry says:

    And now for something completely different – and hi tech and very useful:

    Star Trek’s handheld tricorder device could scan new life-forms, analyze data and communicate with aliens. It’s one of sci-fi’s greatest fictional gadgets, and now Google is taking us one step closer to living the Gene Roddenberry dream. The company’s newest app, available to the public on May 6, provides near perfect translation of foreign text after you snap a photo of it with your smart phone.

    Companies have been tinkering with electronic pocket translators for years, but these devices generally involve a lot of typing — and a lot of griping about their limited vocabularies. Likewise, low-tech alternatives like the illustration-intensive Me No Speak books get you only so far.

    To create something that’s really versatile, Google’s new software builds on two pre-existing apps: Goggles, which launched in December for Android phones and is coming to the iPhone this year, is essentially a visual search engine. Take a photo of any landmark, sign, book or bar code, and Google will scour its vast database and within seconds pull up links to the image, whether it’s the history of the church you just photographed or reviews of the hotel you’re standing in front of. The other app, called Translate, has been around since 2008 and translates words you’ve typed on your smart phone into one of 52 languages. By combining these apps in a single (if clunkily named) entity, Goggles Translate lets travelers simply take a pic of the words that need translating. No more hunting and pecking on tiny keyboards.

    Goggles Translate, which is available for Android phones but will ultimately be platform neutral, can “read” or visually scan words in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish and translate them into any other of those languages plus about 10 more, including Afrikaans and Albanian — with additional languages coming soon. (See the best travel gadgets of 2009.)

    I recently set out to test Goggles Translate in the real world with the app’s lead engineers, Martin Jansche and David Petrou. (They’re fans of the alliteration in Google Goggles.) We went to a Puerto Rican restaurant and photographed the menu. One dish, patitas de cerdo, sounded interesting; Goggles Translate informed me that it was pigs’ feet.

    That test was pretty easy, so our next target was a Spanish-language newspaper. I could fit the first paragraph or two into one photo. The translation to English was really fast; it took about five seconds. The syntax was a little off, even comical at times, but I got the gist of what was going on. Then again, I wasn’t expecting perfection. The app is being released as a Google Labs product, and the Labs tag means that it’s still in development. The more we use it, the better it will get because we’ll be encouraged to give feedback to engineers who make wild and crazy ideas a reality. Plus, it’s free, so why not try it?

    Goggles Translate is arriving just ahead of the summer-travel season. The app won’t turn your phone into a full-fledged tricorder, but it can at least let you order food, skim headlines and find the nearest train station without looking like a total tourist.

    Read more: http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1987492,00.html#ixzz0nD8lr4cX

  260. Foxwood says:


    But what about us Troglodytes? 😦

  261. Foxwood says:

    Is it too late to vote for the white guy?

  262. Foxwood says:

    We’re worried about ‘backlash’ as the terrorists press our luck
    By Kevin OBrien, The Plain Dealer

    What’s it going to take for the American left to admit that, no matter how much we all wish it weren’t true, our Islamic enemies are trying to kill us?

    It’s going to take more than 31 attempts on our lives, engineered or financed by Muslim militants. Because that’s where the count stands since Sept. 11, 2001, and the left still stubbornly insists that Tea Party attendees armed with placards and lawn chairs are the real enemy.

    Read more:

  263. samiam60 says:

    ******* Will today be Black Friday*************

    Updated May 07, 2010
    Market Plunge Baffles Wall Street

    The Wall Street Journal

    Trading glitch suspected in ‘mayhem’ as Dow falls nearly 1,000, then bounces.

    The stock market plunged Thursday in a harrowing five-minute selloff that appeared to be triggered by a breakdown of trading systems. After dropping nearly 1,000 points, the market rebounded but still closed down 3.2%, leaving Wall Street struggling to figure out what happened.

    Investors already were jittery about the ripple effects of the crisis in Greece when the market went into free fall at 2:42 p.m. By 2:47, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had crossed 10000 in the biggest intraday point drop in its history. By 3:07, the market had regained 500 points, ultimately staggering to a close at 10520.32, down 347.80 points.

    The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said they were working with other regulators to review “unusual trading activity.” The major U.S. stock exchanges said they were looking for trading glitches and examining potentially erroneous trades in multiple stocks. Major exchanges said they will cancel erroneous trades that occurred during the selloff.

    Multiple stocks, ranging from Accenture PLC to Boston Beer Co., momentarily lost nearly 100% of their value, changing hands for just one penny. Exchange-traded funds, which are index funds that trade like stocks on exchanges, were also temporarily vaporized. The $9.5 billion iShares Russell 1000 Value Index Fund went from $59 to around 8 cents in the blink of an eye.

    “It happened so quickly, it was like a torpedo,” said Scott Redler, chief strategic officer at T3 Capital Management, a hedge fund. “It was mayhem.”

    May 6: A trader reacts in the S&P 500 futures pit at the CME Group in Chicago near the close of trading.

    Unnerved traders frantically searched for an explanation, scouring the trade blotters for clues to the cause. Many pinned the blame on an erroneous trade for a basket of stocks which caused shares for companies such as Procter & Gamble Co., one of the market’s most stable blue-chip stocks, to fall 35% in two minutes.


  264. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning Foxwood, My Fellow Patriot 🙂

  265. samiam60 says:

    Good Bye SamHenry, Game Over.

  266. samiam60 says:

    Updated May 07, 2010
    Fears Intensify About Greek Crisis’ Impact on U.S.

    Associated Press

    A weaker European economy could sap demand for U.S. exports and hurt sales by U.S. companies in Europe. U.S. banks that hold European government debt also could cut back on lending to conserve cash.

  267. samiam60 says:

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. economic recovery is on shakier ground.

    The growing European debt crisis has sent stock markets on a wild ride. A weaker European economy could sap demand for U.S. exports and hurt sales by U.S. companies in Europe. U.S. banks that hold European government debt also could cut back on lending to conserve cash.

    “The perception of risk has just changed in a major way,” said Mark Vitner, senior economist at Wells Fargo Securities. “Business leaders now think there is more risk in the world economy than they did 30 days ago.”

    Wall Street endured a dizzying plunge Thursday, sending the Dow Jones industrials to a loss of nearly 1,000 points in less than half an hour. A computerized selloff possibly caused by a trader’s mistake may have been responsible for the late-session plunge, and the Dow recovered two-thirds of the loss before the closing bell.

    But the jitters over Europe remained and the selling spread to Asia on Friday. Markets in Japan, South Korea and China all posted steep losses, with Tokyo’s benchmark Nikkei 225 stock average closing down 3.1 percent.

    Vitner and other economists worry that Europe’s debt crisis could tip the 16 countries that use the euro currency back into a recession. The euro area comprises the second-largest economy in the world, after the United States. And as in the United States, its economy has been slowly recovering from recession.

    The likelihood that the U.S. would fall back into recession remains low, economists say. Still, a falling U.S. stock market could unnerve consumers and investors and cause cutbacks in spending. Consumer spending accounts for about 70 percent of U.S. economic activity.

    “The stock market has been very important to our recovery because the market’s gains over the past year had prompted high-income households to increase their spending,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics. “If stocks go south, then those consumers will not spend as much.”

    And a slowdown in consumer spending could make U.S. corporate executives less willing to hire and expand, Vitner said.

    Economists say the situation is reminiscent of the collapse of Lehman Brothers in the fall of 2008. The resulting chaos caused banks to clamp down on lending. Nervous consumers stopped spending. Companies facing plummeting sales cut back on production and laid off millions of workers.

    Some economists raise the prospect of a similar cycle in Europe.

    “Europe feels like we did after Lehman Brothers,” said Barry Eichengreen, an economics professor at the University of California, Berkeley. “No one has seen this kind of thing before … and they are questioning the competence of their leaders to deal with it, and rightly so.”

    European consumers may soon cut back on purchases of new cars or appliances, Eichengreen said, “because they don’t know what’s next.”

    President Barack Obama’s goal of doubling U.S. exports over the next five years is unlikely to be reached under these conditions, economists say.

    Obama’s plan “is completely off the table if the dollar remains strong and one of the leading economic areas enters a deep recession,” said Eswar Prasad, an economics professor at Cornell University.

    A $140 billion rescue package agreed to by the International Monetary Fund and European leaders has failed to resolve concerns in the financial markets that Greece might default on its debts.

    The concerns are likely amplified, economists said, because memories of the 2008 crisis are still fresh. Before the recession, many experts, including Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, said the fallout from the subprime housing bust wouldn’t spill over to the broader economy.

    “Remember, people thought the subprime mortgage crisis would go away, and it didn’t,” said Sung Won Sohn, an economics professor at the Smith School of Business at California State University.


  268. Foxwood says:

    Sieg Heil und Guten Morgan fellow unAmerican Nazis!

    It’s time to unfurl the Confederate Swastika and fire the cannon!

  269. samiam60 says:

  270. samiam60 says:

    Foxwood, we stand alone.

  271. Foxwood says:

    Good morning Sami!

    Almost time for bed for me. 15 minutes from home.

  272. Foxwood says:

    But we’re standing…

  273. samiam60 says:

    Sleep well Patriot.

  274. samiam60 says:

    The Battle for the Heart and Soul of America continues on. A wave of Socialism is sweeping over this Country like no other time in our history.
    This is the time to get involved and let your voice be heard. November is coming and it is there we can and will make a difference that will turn the tide of this battle for our very Freedom.

    Please join us in our efforts to spread this message of hope for America. The need for You has never been Greater.

    I fear for America

  275. samiam60 says:

    May 6, 2010 | 6:33 PM ET
    As Supreme Court Decision Looms, GOP Senator Blasts Obama Over “Core Constitutional Values”

    “You go about 16 blocks and hang a right.”

    That was White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs in Thursday’s daily press briefing when one reporter asked the simple question that lurks in the back of everyone’s mind right now in Washington…

    “Supreme Court?”

    Of course, the press corps does not need directions to the high court.

    What reporters are interested in is when President Obama will reveal his decision to replace Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who announced his retirement early last month.

    Gibbs has been playing a game of cat and mouse with members of the media for the last several weeks, as reporters have nudged him into spilling any details about the selection process and the White House has remained tight-lipped on who the president will nominate and when such a decision will come.

    This will be the second Supreme Court pick for Mr. Obama since he took office. Last year, under a veil of scrutiny, he nominated his first justice to the bench. And though some Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee were concerned about judge Sonia Sotomayor’s background, she sailed through the confirmation process rather quickly, with nine Republicans crossing the aisle to vote in her favor.

    Still, Mr. Obama faces potential backlash for his next nominee and some on the Judiciary Committee are already accusing him of looking for judges who seek to control the Constitution.

    After meeting with the president on Wednesday to discuss the vacancy, Utah Republican Orrin Hatch blasted Mr. Obama for being “selective” about what he wants justices to defer to Congress. “He wants them to use values that are not within the Constitution to strike down legislation that he does not like, but wants them to ignore values that are in our written Constitution to uphold legislation that he does like,” Hatch said in a speech at the Cato Institute. “Judges, just like presidents and senators, take an oath to support and defend the Constitution, not core constitutional values.”

    Hatch was referring to Mr. Obama’s remarks during an April 21 meeting at the White House with a bipartisan group of senators in which he was asked by a reporter whether he would be willing to nominate someone who did not support a woman’s right to choose.

    “I will say the same thing that every President has said since this issue came up, which is, I don’t have litmus tests around any of these issues but I will say that I want somebody who is going to be interpreting our Constitution in a way that takes into account individual rights and that includes women’s rights,” Mr. Obama said, reiterating a position he has held since he was a presidential candidate. “That’s going to be something that is very important to me because I think part of what our core Constitutional values promote is the notion that individuals are protected in their privacy and their bodily integrity and women are not exempt from that.”


  276. samiam60 says:

    And the rights of the Unborn?

  277. samiam60 says:

    Who will speak for them?

  278. Foxwood says:

    God will speak for them when the murderers come up for judgment day.

    In the meantime, we must fight for their “Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness”.

  279. samiam60 says:

    Well stated Foxwood and there Will be a Judgement Day.

  280. samiam60 says:

  281. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning VF and thank you for giving us this forum and all the incredible Blog Posts you have provided us all.

    You are VF a Great American Patriot and in your absence we will continue on with your vision for a safe and Free America. We will not abandon you nor let you down. You have done so much for so many and we are collectively grateful to you sweet lady. May God Richly Bless your life and be with you in your time of need.

  282. samiam60 says:

  283. Foxwood says:

    As Sami says
    Good morning Fellow Patriots!

    Sieg Heil und Guten Morgan fellow unAmerican Nazis!
    It’s time to unfurl the Confederate Swastika and fire the cannon!

  284. Foxwood says:

    It was a rough week. Now I got to get my head on straight.

  285. Foxwood says:

    Now my head’s on straight! 🙂

  286. samiam60 says:

    America is coming apart at the seams. Everywhere you look, News, Internet, Radio, people are talking about all the rapidly changing policies being crammed down our Throats by this Criminal Administration. America is now becoming just as dysfunctional as our Commander in Chief.

    How on Earth did we ever let things get so far from what America really is? It started long before Obama, but, he has taken advantage of our dire straights to implement his Socialist Agenda. If your reading this I sure do hope you plan on Voting come November to restore Sanity to our Government and again in 2012 to remove this wanna be Dictator.

    I fear for America

  287. arlenearmy says:

    To fear for America means to fear for ourselves, as we are America. I feel a sense of hopelessness & despair. But at the same time I hopeful of some kind of miracle.

    I stumbled on an infomerical advertising get rich scheme. I thought to myself that it was a bit out-dated because who ever gets rich nowadays probably won’t stay rich under this regime.

    We will be doing well just to stay alive and in descent health.

  288. arlenearmy says:

    When I saw the word – DNA in your comment the 1st thing I thought of was an article I read about some scientist trying to merge human DNA w/animals. It was said that some of the states have outlawed it. Not trying to sound morbid or doom & gloom, but I have no doubt that its in the works.

    How worst can things get these days?

  289. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning Arlene and Foxwood 🙂

  290. Foxwood says:

    Sieg Heil und Guten Morgan fellow unAmerican Nazis!!!
    It’s time to unfurl the Confederate Swastika and fire the cannon!!!

  291. Foxwood says:

    Good morning Sami!

    It’s good to hear from you again, Arlene!

  292. samiam60 says:

    Hey there Foxwood. I should be around most of the day.

  293. samiam60 says:

  294. Foxwood says:

    Good song choice, Sami!

    My home computer is down. WAH!

    I like to back that song up with this one.

  295. Foxwood says:

    It’s a good day to be a subject of the Dictatorship!!!

    Sieg Heil und Guten Morgan fellow unAmerican Nazis!
    It’s time to unfurl the Confederate Swastika and fire the cannon!

  296. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning Foxwood 🙂

    Feeling a bit under the weather today and debating calling off work?

  297. Foxwood says:

    Hope all is well, good friend. Do what you got to do to be healthy.

  298. samiam60 says:

  299. samhenry says:

    No one will try to find her….GAME OVER

    Too bad and sorry for everyone.


  300. samhenry says:


    ALWAYS REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES – no one can take those away.

    Hope you all hook up with VF in another bloglife, in another part of the blogosphere.

    DOG floats off in light air baloon.

  301. samiam60 says:

    How Low can a Liberal Go?

    Updated May 11, 2010
    Thieves Steal Mojave Desert Memorial Cross in Nighttime Heist


    The 7-foot-tall metal cross that has stood in California’s Mojave Desert for 75 years and withstood a hard-fought battle in the Supreme Court was ripped down and stolen Sunday night, according to state officials.

  302. samiam60 says:

    “This is an outrage, akin to desecrating people’s graves,” said Kelly Shackelford, president of the Liberty Institute, which represents the caretakers of the Mojave Desert War Memorial. “It’s a disgraceful attack on the selfless sacrifice of our veterans. We will not rest until this memorial is re-installed.”

    The National Park Service says someone cut the metal bolts holding the metal-pipe cross to the top of Sunrise Rock and made off with it Sunday night or before dawn on Monday.

    Veterans groups are outraged at the theft of the memorial symbol that was erected in 1934 by the Veterans of Foreign Wars to honor World War I dead.

    “To think anyone can rationalize the desecration of a war memorial is sickening, and for them to believe they won’t be apprehended is very naïve,” said VFW National Commander Thomas J. Tradewell Sr. in a written statement.

    The 75-year-old monument was the target of a legal challenge from the ACLU, which charged the cross is a religious symbol that shouldn’t be allowed on public land. The U.S. Supreme Court last month refused to order that it be torn down, as the land had already been sold to private owners.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.


  303. Foxwood says:

    Sieg Heil und Guten Morgan fellow unAmerican Nazis!

    It’s time to unfurl the Confederate Swastika and fire the cannon!

  304. samiam60 says:

    The Liberal Mind is a Terrible waste of time:

    The United Liberal College.

  305. Foxwood says:

    Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) will introduce the Crap-and-Trade Act today, May 12th, for consideration by the Senate.

    They realize it’s not selling, ans will change the title to something like the Clean Jobs Bill. They’ll say it’s about jobs. The CO2 issue is a bust, because they know we know it’s a lie. Well, it’s still a scam.

    call your Senators today and let then know you do not like crap sandwiches!

  306. Foxwood says:

    Good morning, Sami!

  307. Foxwood says:

    “The Liberal Mind is a Terrible waste of time:

    The United Liberal College.”

    A Liberal is a waste and an extra CO2 footprint. Just stop breathing and save our planet.

  308. samiam60 says:

    This is a very good letter to the editor. This woman made some good
    For some reason, people have difficulty structuring their arguments when arguing against supporting the currently proposed immigration revisions. This lady made the argument pretty simple. NOT printed in the Orange County Paper……………….

    Newspapers simply won’t publish letters to the editor which they either
    deem politically incorrect (read below) or which does not agree with the philosophy they’re pushing on the public. This woman wrote a great letter to the editor that should have been published; but, with your help it will get published via cyberspace!

    “David LaBonte”
    My wife, Rosemary, wrote a wonderful letter to the editor of the OC Register which, of course, was not printed. So, I decided to “print” it myself by sending it out on the Internet. Pass it along if you feel so inclined. Written in response to a series of letters to the editor in the Orange County Register:

    Rosemary’s letter….If only all could see and understand!!!!

    Dear Editor:
    So many letter writers have based their arguments on how this land is made up of immigrants. Ernie Lujan for one, suggests we should tear down the Statue of Liberty because the people now in question aren’t being treated the same as those who passed through Ellis Island and other ports of entry.

    Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people like Mr. Lujan why today’s American is not willing to accept this new kind of immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to the United States , people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in New York and be documented. Some would even get
    down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new American households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home.

    They had waved good bye to their birth place to give their children a new life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture. Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labor laws
    to protect them. All they had were the skills and craftsmanship they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity.

    Most of their children came of age when World War II broke out. My father fought along side men whose parents had come straight over from Germany , Italy , France and Japan . None of these 1st generation Americans ever gave any thought about what country their parents had come from. They were Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor of Japan . They were defending the United States of America as one people.

    When we liberated France , no one in those villages were looking for the French-American or the GermanAmerican or the Irish American. The people of France saw only Americans. And we carried one flag that represented one country. Not one of those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country’s flag and waving it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here. These immigrants truly knew what it meant to be an American. They stirred the melting pot into one red, white and blue bowl.

    And here we are with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules, one that includes the entitlement card and a guarantee of being faithful to their mother country. I’m sorry, that’s not what being an American is all about. I believe that the immigrants who landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900’s deserve better than that for all the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising future generations to create a land that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better life. I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags.

    And for that suggestion about taking down the Statue of Liberty , it happens to mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on the immigration bill. I wouldn’t start talking about dismantling the United States just yet.

    Rosemary LaBonte

  309. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning Foxwood !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  310. samiam60 says:

    We the People and Our Way of Life in America is now under attack on many different fronts by the Progressive Liberals in our Country and in our Society.

    For the most part we are being closed off and surrounded by these Marxist Socialists who want nothing more than to destroy the United States and make it but a State within the One World Government.

    Come November we will need every vote we have to Break Out of this Death March to Communism.

    What will you do?

    I fear for America

  311. Foxwood says:

    Good morning Sami!

    We got to get this blog rolling!

  312. samiam60 says:

  313. Foxwood says:

    Sieg Heil und Guten Morgan fellow unAmerican Nazis!
    It’s time to unfurl the Confederate Swastika and fire the cannon!!!

  314. Foxwood says:

    I got to pack and go home. This working out of town sux.

  315. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning Samiam! Foxwood! SamHenry, when you get here and everyone else.

    I will work on a new blogpost right away.


  316. Foxwood says:

    Yippie! 🙂

  317. samiam60 says:

    This one is for you VF:

  318. samiam60 says:

    Game ” NOT ” Over !

  319. VotingFemale says:

    THANK YOU Samiam and Foxwood! You guys cheer me up so MUCH! smooch!

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