Archive for March, 2006

MarcH on StudentS of AmericA

Friday, March 31st, 2006

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Immigration tensions spark flag-burning in A.J.

“This week’s tensions over immigration reform literally caught fire in the East Valley on Thursday when students raised a Mexican flag over Apache Junction High School — and then other students yanked it down and burned it.

“I know (they) shouldn’t have burned the Mexican flag,” said Jacob Stewart, a 16-year-old sophomore. “I heard it was raised above the American flag and that just irked me.”
School flagpoles have been lightning rods across the country this week, including an incident in which a Houston high school principal was disciplined after he flew a Mexican flag underneath his campus’ U.S. and state flags.
A new political awareness among high school students has also been grabbing attention, as thousands of teenagers have walked out ofclasses to join rallies nationwide.

More than 100 students from Mesa’s Carson Junior High and Westwood High schools marched in protest on Mesa streets Tuesday.

Organizers of last Friday’s protest that drew 20,000 people of all ages and shut down miles of 24th Street in Phoenix are gearing up for another one on April 10.”

Perhaps a quick review is in order:
The definition of respect is: To have deferential regard for; esteem. 2) To treat with propriety or consideration.
The definition of protocol is: : The rules of diplomatic and state etiquette and ceremony.

As Americans, we feel it irrefutable to always show proper respect for the United States Flag. That is why we have “protocol” which essentially defines HOW we demonstrate our respect for the flag. As a matter of fact we even have a FLAG CODE.

The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.

The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.

The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free.
The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery.

The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way.

The flag should never be used as a covering for a ceiling.
The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.
The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, or carrying, or delivering anything.

The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard. Advertising signs should not be fastened to a staff or halyard from which the flag is flown.
No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations.

The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a LIVING THING. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart.
The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.
The Flag

More power to the students who were sickened by images of our Flag underneath another’s and UPside down.
Seems they are not afraid to let their voices be heard by the cranky, autocratic, power-intoxicated Liberals who champion the ahem…”rights” of illegal immigrants, (otherwise known (by David) as “deportees”)- imperiously refusing to hear a word of dissent.

And dissent is what they will hear.
Patriotic students will not become muzzled citizens.
Now the world is watching us…so march on high school students of America.
And don’t look back.

Curtsy to : Heidi

From the HorseS MoutH

Friday, March 31st, 2006

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Ahhh the eloquent ACLU …pontificate the following:
“Today, the creators, producers and distributers of popular culture are often blamed for the nation’s deep social problems. Calls for censorship threaten to erode free speech.

The First Amendment exists precisely to protect the most offensive and controversial speech from government suppression. The best way to counter obnoxious speech is with more speech. Persuasion, not coercion, is the solution.”

Oh yes..more pornography, more vile, mysogynistic rap lyrics , and more offensive speech…
You would think there may be a principle at stake here ?..Oh sorry I forgot the ACLU has no principles.

Brilliant ..jus brilliant..Straight jacket anyone?

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See Stop the ACLU for a great post about Scalia and the media.

Take A Chill Pill

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

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“Rep. Cynthia McKinney, a liberal Democrat from Georgia, says she “deeply regrets” her “unfortunate confrontation” with a Capitol Hill police officer on Wednesday.

McKinney reportedly struck the officer in the chest when he stopped her for bypassing a metal detector, something that members of Congress are allowed to do.

The officer apparently did not recognize McKinney, who struck him when he put his hand on her arm to get her attention…
According to McKinney: ‘I Was Rushing to An Important Meeting…’

“On a day when the Democrats are promoting their national security agenda, it’s probably not a good idea for them to allegedly strike police officers.”

McKinney is no stranger to controversy. She made headlines in October 2001 for pursuing a $10 million check from a Saudi prince – after New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani returned it.

The money was intended to help victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, but Giuliani and many other Americans were offended when the prince suggested that the U.S. had brought the attacks on itself by supporting Israel at the expense of the Palestinians.

Then in March 2002, McKinney suggested the Bush administration had been warned about the Sept. 11 attacks – but had failed to act on those warnings.”

Alright alright…All individuals are prone to aggressive outbursts when under stress but this seems to sum up the Democratic party’s behavior as of late now doesn’t it.. Poor control of impulse when needs or demands are not met.
We witnessed episodes of aggressive outbursts at Judge Alito’s hearings, and typically, these individuals will not take responsibility for their loss of control.
The degree of aggression is always out of proportion to any precipitating factors that might be present …such as striking a Capitol Hill police officer in the chest for doing his job and trying to secure the safety of thousands of others.
But here’s the predictable part,- Mckinney says she was “rushing to an important meeting “…Typically blaming other circumstances in life, that “caused” their uncontrolled anger.

Lack of control is a huge part of the Dems problem, and inability to accept responsibility for the aggression only compounds it. Not to mention also serving to prevent the individual from making any positive changes.

Well, that explains it, now doesn’t it.

Thank You..(and you know who you are)

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

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God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?” -William A. Ward-

Thank You Thank You Thank You to my loving friends who made this move sooooooo much less traumatic..lolz
Hugzzzzzzzzz all around!

Welcome Friends!

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

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Welcome to mah new digs!
Kick ya shoes off.. grab some o the free coffee….sit a spell..grinz.
Plz tell me whutcha think of the “decor”..Heh.
(and don’t forget to change ya blogrolls and links to my new addy!)

Huge hugzzzzzzzzzzzzzz to mah decorator…smirk.. :)
 

AmericanS in the HoT SeaT

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006


America, the Global Target

“Hoping to lower tensions between the Mus-lim world and the West, British Prime Minister Tony Blair maintained the other day that the world confronts “a clash about civilization,” not “a clash between civilizations.” But the overriding lesson of events since Sept. 11, 2001, may be that you can’t have one without the other.

In radical Isl-amic propaganda, the United States has graduated from being a mere Great Satan out to undermine Iran’s ayatollahs to being depicted as a global monster responsible for virtually every crime and failing since the dawn of modern history. Meet the new Jews: the Americans.

Don’t misunderstand. Americans have not replaced Jews at the top of the hate parade in Is-lamic countries. But the history of anti-Semitism, a word coined in Germany to provide a bogus scientific basis for prejudice against Jews, and its spread in recent years across the Middle East as an all-purpose explanation of whatever is wrong, should give Americans no cause for complacency.

The centrality of American power to global change — good and bad, economic and political, topsy and turvy — inevitably carries with it a heavy burden abroad of resentment and opposition. In the wake of Sept. 11 and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a widespread stereotyping and a visceral hatred that imputes racial characteristics to national policies and actions have also taken hold.

The distemper of these global times can be read in a wide variety of settings, where this new virulent anti-Americanism competes with historical anti-Semitism as a single explanation for the failures and delusions of entire nations..

Second, Americans need to recognize that the problems we face in the Middle East are bigger than the failings or mistakes of Bush & Co. Those problems would not fade quickly if U.S. troops left Iraq tomorrow.”

Hatred.
Someone commits a hate crime every hour in the good ole U.S.A.and at least three Jews become hate crime victims.
American history is rife with prejudice against groups and individuals because of their race, including Blacks as well as Jews…However, the 20th century witnessed tremendous progress in outlawing discrimination, and nowadays most upstanding Americans are against any form of bigotry.

But “hate groups” such as Izlamofacists haven’t caught up with the times.They must produce stereotypes, the evil Jew, the arrogant American, to justify their unequal treatment,terror and to maintain an atmosphere of rage among their people.
At different times in history hate wore different faces…Today the Jew and the American have earned the spotlight.
The murderous Izlamofacists and the PC-dominated left wing groups who appease these enemies and publicly defame our soldiers, now unite.

Acceptance of differences and tolerance of others , however is human choice. It stems from a deep rooted belief that all people are valuable, that no one is inherently less than another. Not exactly consistent with Izlamofacist indoctrination now is it?

Tony Blair maintained the other day that the world confronts “a clash about civilization,”…
The left wingers are nothing but a poor blend of fascist, Communist, and socialist ideologies ..Couple that with empathy for Izlmofacists…and there is no longer “civilization”.

Curtsy: to Karl M.

WhaT do we ReallY OwN?

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

Fallen troops’ effects handled with care Medals, mail — maybe even a forbidden pup. These folks get it home.

“ABERDEEN, Md. – The personal stuff they carried to war, the remnants of lives lost in Iraq, was spread neatly across long tables in a drafty warehouse last week.
Mortuary affairs troops wearing surgical gloves at the Joint Personal Effects Depot went about the tedious work of counting and separating out what belonged to the soldier and what belonged to the government…

In three years of war, Lt. Col. Deborah Skillman, the depot’s commander, said her unit at the military’s Aberdeen Proving Ground has cut the time for getting the personal effects back to the families from 45 to 22 days.
But the checklist efficiency does little to relieve the stress of handling, photographing and doing the inventory on the last items a fallen comrade may have held, laughed about, cared about.

“You’re touching somebody’s life here,” said Army Capt. Cathy Carman, 34, of Eustis, Fla., who is in charge of the section that carefully packs and boxes up the belongings for shipment home.
“It’s an emotional job; nobody here will argue about that,” Carman said.

She gestured to a box of tissues kept nearby for the 120 troops and civilian personnel, many of them retired military, who handle the items belonging to soldiers and Marines killed in action.
Driver’s license, house keys, letters from home, a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, diaries, cigarette lighters, Air Jordans, photo albums, children’s drawings, Christmas stockings. Also the spent cartridges from the farewell salute fired by the service member’s buddies in Iraq.

When a soldier is killed, his unit inventories and packs what he kept at his bunk site in rucksacks, sea bags and footlockers.
The personal effects of the more than 2,300 troops killed in Iraq have all gone first to the Dover, Del., Air Force Base and then to Aberdeen.

Rivera pointed to a torn-up piece of a brown paper bag with “We Love You” in what appeared to be a child’s scrawl written in crayon upon it.
“We don’t know what that is. Maybe it’s something a kid in Iraq gave to him. It was in his stuff and that’s going home..”

Is it about what they “own”?
Sometimes we construct meanings for material objects much in the same way we construct meanings for people..
We all have that special, cherished, or “favorite” possession.
Yes this is our “stuff”..a mere tangible item – clothing, jewelry..perhaps a saved letter.
But it is not of consequence what this soldier “owned”. It is now about letting those who loved him or her own more “joy” through the memories of her prized possession…own more love by letting his memory shine out to all those honor him…
and for us ..to own more respect for those laying down their lives for us…even as we speak.

You must see this over at thirdworldcountry. it’s time for a little less talk and ALOT more action on illegals.
The Amboy Times has an insightful look at N. Korea and nukes.

OdE to Sept.11 FamilieS of LoveD OneS

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006


More Human Remains Found Near WTC Site
“NEW YORK – Construction workers cleaning toxic waste from a vacant skyscraper near the World Trade Center site have found more bone fragments and human remains, officials said Tuesday.

The city medical examiner’s office plans to extract DNA from the latest remains to be recovered from the former Deutsche Bank building and try to match it against a database of the 2,749 people killed at the trade center on Sept. 11, 2001, said Ellen Borakove, spokeswoman for the city medical examiner’s office.

More than 40 percent of the victims at the trade center have not been identified. The medical examiner’s office is storing more than 9,000 unidentified remains and hope that more sophisticated DNA technology can allow for identifications in the future.”

Bone fragments of an innocent American man or woman…Unspeakable.

The Izlamo-fascist Terrorists attempted to teach us some lessons from the taste of our own blood..
They who teach their children to dance in the streets upon viewing carnage.
They who share the hallmarks of a true barbarian :a total lack of empathy while demonizing of the innocent.

What do the Terrorists want?..
Is it our land, our wealth, perhaps our stunning monuments..
Perhaps… But the true goal is much more insidious than that my dear friends..

The ultimate aim is to rent a room inside your head, your psyche,
to rob you of your precious peace of mind, of knowing what it feels like to have faith and trust in something larger than yourself..
To prevent you from believing that this convoluted world of ours can also be merciful, excercise justice, and celebrate true freedom…
But most of all…to kill your belief that Love survives.

But my precious fellow Americans and New Yorkers…Love has…It has.

So bring it on Izlamo-fascists…because God is still in His Glorious Heaven…and
There isn’t a bomb built that can ever extinguish that.


A Ladys Ruminations has a new claim by the Dems bout Osama..good grief.
TMH’s Bacon Bits reminds us how precious a child is.

Rrrright it Must Be the LobbY

Monday, March 27th, 2006


“There are two ideas that America, even now, will support; the ideally good and the underdog. Israel falls into both of these categories.”

..John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt have released a paper titled “The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy.” They attempt to explain how Israeli lobbies are guiding the policy of the United States in the Middle East region..
Israel the Good Underdog clarifies.

Israel is the lone democracy in a sea of despots and oppression. Despite continuous harassment they have been able to build a successful society in a sea of despair. For the last 58 years Israel has done its best to establish and maintain this democracy. Living in an area smaller than the state of New Jersey they have been able to stave off attacks from the enemies that surround them. In fact, they are a constant reminder to the surrounding nations of their own failures. Despite living in a terrain that is not conducive to crop growth they have been able, with the exception of grain, to be self sustainable. With a labor force of less than 2.5 million they have a GDP of $123 billion. Because of their lack of resources they have learned to excel in the services sector of business.

Being a relative sliver of land they have been able to defend themselves physically and ideologically from their surrounding enemies. They have stood up against nations that have
superior resources and finances. The only true ally that they have has is the United States.

Every day they face homicide bombers and enemies on the brink. They have had to watch as diplomats made excuses for the actions of those who wish to destroy Israel…

They have watched murderous thugs receive peace prizes and awards from the world body. Despite this, they continue to fight for their right to exist. Had their neighbors accepted the partition in 1948 none of what they face today would be occurring.”


Trudat!

Did you know that Israel celebrates Independence Day by holding a Bible contest..All citizens have health care..Airplanes have sky marshals, (go figure!)..
Close to 99% of all Israelis have families, and are regularly in touch
with them…

Western societies are just that: “societies”. Israel is made up of
“a People”,
..and no mere amalgam of private selves releasing a paper titled “The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy.” can change that fact.

All the NewS NoT fit to PrinT

Monday, March 27th, 2006

Funny, I must have missed this headline in my local newspaper..
Come to think of it,in my local news report, radio newscast,…or even on the World Wide Web (of deceit)…….
“U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq have distributed more than 1,000 free wheelchairs to disabled Iraqis since July 2005, according to a non-profit group that donates the chairs.
American Heroes: Soldiers Build Wheelchairs for Iraqis
The specially-designed chairs are made from modified plastic patio chairs, mountain bike wheels, and steel frames. Each chair costs less than $45 for parts and shipping.

According to the group’s website, the design makes the wheelchairs durable and the mountain bike wheels enable the operators of the chairs to navigate rough terrain where a traditional wheelchair would give them trouble.

Soldiers and other volunteers use their free time to participate in the program. Soldiers assemble the chairs and distribute them to Iraqis of all ages who have debilitating diseases like cerebral palsy and injuries that limit mobility.”

One small detail that mainstream media seem to forget:
The soldier, not the liberal reporter -is the one who preserves our “freedom of the press”.
So to the the ones who eagerly report on our “Reign of Terror” in Iraq and are on the edge of their seats anticipating updates for the Abu Ghraib Abuse Photo Gallery….
Howza bout a wheelchair for a young girl in the town of Baladiat assembled by Pfc. Erik Meyers..
Not newsworthy enough eh? I didn’t think so.

The Real Ugly American has a brilliant post about media coverage and Iraq.(but then again he’s always right on spot!)
For an insightful take on the Religion of Peeeeeeeeeeace seeTMH’s Bacon Bits..who else!
Great overview on illegal immigration at A Ladys Ruminations
Iraqi doctor killing patients over at Blue Star Chronicles