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March 23, 2009

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justokman

I'm curious what you rednecks have to say about Obama and the stock market now.

rj3000

You forgot about the time came for your wallet for $1 Trillion to search for nonexistent weapons of mass destruction. Hey how did dissing Canada work out for you? How did that FOIA request with Cully work out?

justokman

"You forgot about the time came for your wallet for $1 Trillion to search for nonexistent weapons of mass destruction."

LMFAO!

gringoman

I'm curious what you rednecks have to say about Obama and the stock market now.

Posted by: justokman | March 23, 2009 at 09:06 PM

The short answer for Neo-Coms Anonymous: After you mug and cripple the banks with your mandates against "red-lining," and then you promise them other people's money that will "bail them out"no matter what stupid things they do now, that is called communism for everyday risk and moral hazard. It's the socialist wolf "helping" the capitalist chickens. Does Wall Street like it? Does Wall Street like freebies, and letting taxpayers take the risk? Duh....Repeat....Duh....

If you can't understand this, you are unlikely to explain how you know that Saddam Hussein would never have developed nuclear weapons, not to mention the WMD whicb most intel everywhere believed he had.

If this is still incomprehensible to neo-coms, look for extended insight in the coming YOU LIBERAL RACIST YOU, not to mention the harrowing tale of a wannabe black urban professional who turned into a black urban perversional, or THE MAGIC BUPPA, dedicating himself to a life of slime. From GRINGOBRO The Cracker Rapper & Associates. Rap like you never had it before.

gringoman

WALL STREET SOCIALISM

This might make it easy enough for neo-coms to understand. Historically, this would be the transition phase from American enterprise and liberty (which includes the freedom to fail.)

The crafty socialists and the capitalism they've crippled now work together. It's part of the transition phase in the ever escalating Great Nanny State. Obamanation, Baby. It's here, loud and clear.

The helpless Republicans dare not even challenge BamBam on a fundamental issue of his Constitutional eleglibility, lest the Obamasuckologists call them "birthers." The Pubbies fear that this would "rock the boat." You ask what boat? You mean the one that is capsizing? That's the one you're afraid of "rocking"?

No comment.

For comment, see the coming GRINGOBROSIAL flap, YOU LIBERAL RACIST, YOU, (Before the meltdown, there was a greater meltdown) rap from the producers of WHAT MAKES BUPPIE SLIME? The why of it, in the spirit of WHAT MAKES SAMMY RUN? What would drive mama's boy to a life of slime?

Dont Tread on Gary

A bank in Boston was slammed recently for NOT comlying with the Community Reinvestment Act by refusing to make loans to unqualified home buyers and therefore being a profitable bank. How in the hell is buying the "toxic assets" going to help if this asinine law remains in force and banks will continue to be forced to make bad business decisions. I know this law was the high point of The Messiah, President Barack Hussein Obama, The One's career as a Community Organizer (read Extorionist Thug) but this law must be repealed before we can hope to recover from this catastrophe or the cycle of destruction will continue. Or as the Cylons are fond of saying, "This has all happened before, it will all happen again."

Don't Tread on Gary

gringoman

What a useless turd. We write our won. He regurgitates some liberal 'song' filled with every islamo-commie talking point in the book. Might as well copy and paste Noam Chomsky all over this board.

Yeah, I know 9/11 was a "manufactured threat", asshat.

For islamofascists and commies like ACORNbert perhaps it was.

For me it was the final wake-up call.

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Posted by: Ummah Gummah | March 22, 2009 at 03:05 PM

Ummah,

When Slimebert does slime,
There is no rhyme,
That will un-slime
His slimey time.
When he gets pretentious,
Sententious,
Tendentious,
The stench is
Not what a mensch is.

---GRINGOBRO The Cracker Rapper

(Coming: YOU LIBERAL RACIST, YOU---Not to mention WHAT MAKES BUPPIE SLIME?

gringoman

A bank in Boston was slammed recently for NOT comlying with the Community Reinvestment Act by refusing to make loans to unqualified home buyers and therefore being a profitable bank. How in the hell is buying the "toxic assets" going to help if this asinine law remains in force and banks will continue to be forced to make bad business decisions. I know this law was the high point of The Messiah, President Barack Hussein Obama, The One's career as a Community Organizer (read Extorionist Thug) but this law must be repealed before we can hope to recover from this catastrophe or the cycle of destruction will continue. Or as the Cylons are fond of saying, "This has all happened before, it will all happen again."

Don't Tread on Gary

Posted by: Dont Tread on Gary | March 23, 2009 at 11:36 PM

For much more on this, do not miss the coming YOU LIBERAL RACIST, YOU, as GRINGOBRO The Cracker Rapper lays it out about much, including foot soldiers of the Obamanation, like "The thugs who don't know/A mortgage from a ho'"/

Truther

A big part of these toxic assets has to do with China. There were 20 startups for 1 that was successful. There were also many other "global" projects that were funded that were stalled, or aborted - like the Trans-Texas Corridor. There is much more to globalism that is poorly organized, politically weak, and infeasible at any cost. It is not a matter of money and O-man can spend as much as he likes, and as he does he is weakening the country.

The situation is still deadlocked as before though, because there is India and failures, local resistance etc, and after that Africa. With limited regulation, they have to considerably slow this process of providing loans for foreign projects and housing. Our domestic situation will suffer - possibly quite soon.

It is prudential to fix the domestic situation and go slow in foreign adventures, speeding up as it becomes sensible to proceed. That is not what will happen though. They will go full speed until they again - break down. China thinks it can do better. The new globalism would become global communism.


mjfell

Pledge Project: Obama’s Door-Knocking Army Hits One Million Homes in All 50 States

http://www.breitbart.tv/?p=303733

mjfell

I'm curious what you rednecks have to say about Obama and the stock market now.

Posted by: justokman | March 23, 2009 at 09:06 PM
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Well, you racist pig, the one day bounce in the stock market is but a false dawn, of which Japan saw many during their lost decade of the 90's...when their "solution" was the same idiocy that your "leader" is wasting taxpayer's money on now.

mjfell

Ron Paul on Glenn Beck TV Show 'Full Interview' - 3.23.2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D2LP1HFTIw

mjfell

The Brownshirts are coming:

Title: A bill to amend the National and Community Service Act of 1990 to expand and improve opportunities for service, and for other purposes.


http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:SN00277:

mjfell

The Obama Deception HQ Full length version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw

Ummahgummah

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BANZAIIIII..!!! Japan wins Baseball World Classic.. saw it with Japanese friends.. they're probably still at it right now.. for us it's time to think about the upcoming season.. hopefully none of my Mets were put to task too much in the execution of this thing..

LET'S GO METS!!

And SCREW the slimeys!

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Truther

Does anyone know how many drug cartels, mafia, Arabs, Russians, and Chinese agents have infiltrated the banks globally? How about just AIG?

Jessica

We all know it, but the question is now "what can we do about it?"

Great post!

GEORGE

Ms. Crowley,
I don't know what is more shocking, your ignorance of Canada and its military, your apparent racist views of Mexicans, or the fact that you have a PhD from Columbia University? Sad.

Varecia

Monica, did you object when Bush came for your wallet? Uh-huh.
It is a bit too soon to know if any of it will work, and you know it, but so far the ECONOMISTS I've heard mostly all agree that Obama has done the right things, but this Pollyanna concern for 'bipartisanship' meant the conservatives were, unfortunately, able to hamstring what was really necessary. So the consensus by the appropriate experts has been that Obama should have done MORE, not LESS!
I really wish all the Joe the Plumber conservatives would find out what the defining characteristics of socialism really are.

Mik

How smart is this woman?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPmXKEsm-HE

Mik

ROT IN HELL YOU DUMB IGNORANT BITCH!

Ummahgummah


February 14, 2006

All European life died in Auschwitz

By Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez(*)

I walked down the street in Barcelona, and suddenly discovered a terrible truth - Europe died in Auschwitz.

We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims.
In Auschwitz we burned a culture, thought, creativity, talent. We
destroyed the chosen people, truly chosen, because they produced
great and wonderful people who changed the world.

The contribution of this people is felt in all areas of life:
science, art, international trade, and above all, as the conscience
of the world.

These are the people we burned.

And under the pretense of tolerance, and because we wanted to prove to ourselves that we were cured of the disease of racism, we opened our gates to 20 million Muslims, who brought us stupidity and ignorance, religious extremism and lack of tolerance, crime and
poverty due to an unwillingness to work and support their families with pride.

They have turned our beautiful Spanish cities into the third world,
drowning in filth and crime.

Shut up in the apartments they receive free from the government, they plan the murder and destruction of their naive hosts.

And thus, in our misery, we have exchanged culture for fanatical
hatred, creative skill for destructive skill, intelligence for
backwardness and superstition. We have exchanged the pursuit of peace of the Jews of Europe and their talent for hoping for a better future for their children, their determined clinging to life because life is holy, for those who pursue death, for people consumed by the desire for death for themselves and others, for our children and theirs.

What a terrible mistake was made by miserable Europe.

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This is a translation of an article from a Spanish newspaper.

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Ummahgummah

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ROT IN HELL YOU DUMB IGNORANT BITCH!

POSTED BY: MIK | MARCH 24, 2009 AT 11:49 AM

- Just your average run-o-the-mill LIEb[eral]ot speaking its mind.

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Ummahgummah

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We have no need to define the LIEbots. They define themselves:

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ROT IN HELL YOU DUMB IGNORANT BITCH!

POSTED BY: MIK | MARCH 24, 2009 AT 11:49 AM

Nuff said.


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Ummahgummah

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Here's how moslem "scholars" comment on Universal Human Rights:

''Since Islam regards non-Muslims as on a lower level of belief and conviction, if a Muslim kills a non-Muslim…then his punishment must not be the retaliatory death, since the faith and conviction he possesses is loftier than that of the man slain...''Islam and its peoples must be above the infidels, and never permit non-Muslims to acquire lordship over them." — Sultanhussein Tabandeh, A Muslim Commentary on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1970.

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Ummahgummah

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The true Islamic concept of peace goes something like this: "Peace comes through submission to Muhammad and his concept of Allah" (i.e. Islam). As such the Islamic concept of peace, meaning making the whole world Muslim, is actually a mandate for war. It was inevitable and unavoidable that the conflict would eventually reach our borders, and so it has. – Vernon Richards

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Ummahgummah

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“Islam makes it incumbent on all adult males, provided they are not disabled and incapacitated, to prepare themselves for the conquest of [other] countries so that the writ of Islam is obeyed in every country in the world. But those who study Islamic Holy War will understand why Islam wants to conquer the whole world…. Those who know nothing of Islam pretend that Islam counsels against war. Those [who say this] are witless. Islam says: Kill all the unbelievers just as they would kill you all! Does this mean that Muslims should sit back until they are devoured by [the unbelievers]?

Ayatollah Khomeini [the one Dhimmi Carter helped take over Iran]

Ummahgummah

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"Islam says: Kill them [the non-Muslims], put them to the sword and scatter [their armies]. Does this mean sitting back until [non-Muslims] overcome us? Islam says: Kill in the service of Allah those who may want to kill you! Does this mean that we should surrender to the enemy? Islam says: Whatever good there is exists thanks to the sword and in the shadow of the sword! People cannot be made obedient except with the sword! The sword is the key to Paradise, which can be opened only for Holy Warriors! There are hundreds of other [Koranic] verses and Hadiths [sayings of the Prophet] urging Muslims to value war and to fight. Does all that mean that Islam is a religion that prevents men from waging war? I spit upon those foolish souls who make such a claim.” - Ayatollah Khomeini 1942

Yep, the one who was allowed to take over in Iran by Dhimmi Carter - DEMOCRAT.

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Ummahgummah

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SOWdi "religious police" force girls fleeing fire to burn to9 death by preventing their escape:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/1874471.stm

The girls' crimes: uncovered hair.

I ask you: IS THIS WHAT WE WANT HERE?!

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canadiangirl007

That youtube video of you dissing Canada is disgusting. You should really be ashamed of yourself and I am very surprised along with MANY others that you still have a job. You are very ignorant and by the comments know nothing of your "neighbour" country.

-From a loving Canadian to a IGNORANT American

mjfell

U.S. seeks expanded power to seize firms

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29847658/

The administration's proposal contains two pieces. First, it would empower a government agency to take on the new role of systemic risk regulator with broad oversight of any and all financial firms whose failure could disrupt the broader economy. The Federal Reserve is widely considered to be the leading candidate for this assignment. But some critics warn that this could conflict with the Fed's other responsibilities, particularly its control over monetary policy.

The government also would assume the authority to seize such firms if they totter toward failure.

mjfell

Islamberg: A Terror Compound in New York ... or Misunderstood Neighbors?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,281074,00.html

The possible connection between Islamberg and extremist Islamic terrorism wasn't lost on authorities.

"We've had files on them for years," said Sgt. William Vymislicky of the New York State Police.

FBI Special Agent Richard Kolko said that he could neither confirm nor deny any current investigations, but that the bureau follows up on every reported case of possible terrorist activities.

And, according to some locals, the Islamberg community has given them plenty of reason to be wary. If you visit the compound's entry gate, you will be stopped at a guard shack by men armed with guns. And some say that you sometimes can hear gunfire or even explosions coming from the area.

"You'd better be careful if you go up there," several locals said. "They have guns."

mjfell

Monica, did you object when Bush came for your wallet? Uh-huh.
It is a bit too soon to know if any of it will work, and you know it, but so far the ECONOMISTS I've heard mostly all agree that Obama has done the right things, but this Pollyanna concern for 'bipartisanship' meant the conservatives were, unfortunately, able to hamstring what was really necessary. So the consensus by the appropriate experts has been that Obama should have done MORE, not LESS!
I really wish all the Joe the Plumber conservatives would find out what the defining characteristics of socialism really are.

Posted by: Varecia | March 24, 2009 at 11:09 AM

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ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!

Try showing ONE SINGLE EXAMPLE of a socialist country with the capacity for economic growth seen in capitalist America...

You can alway find "economists" who support wasteful, economy killing spending if you watch the Democratic Party Pravda aka the mainstream media.

LIEberal moron.

mjfell

Ms. Crowley,
I don't know what is more shocking, your ignorance of Canada and its military, your apparent racist views of Mexicans, or the fact that you have a PhD from Columbia University? Sad.

Posted by: GEORGE | March 24, 2009 at 09:23 AM

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After working with Canadians for a decade I can safely state that they drink like fish...including the military.

Expecting immigrants to follow immigration laws doesn't make someone a racist you LIEberal race baiting pig.

Mik

My post had nothing to do with the Muslim faith. Watch the 4 minute link directly above the questioned post. My comment was directed at Monica and her moronic views. She rants on about things she knows nothing about. My beef is with her and ONLY her.

Taylorlesliebrown

I am shocked to how uneducated you are, and how you have your own channel. You give a terrible name to Americans and to Women, if you are even a woman or a human being

mjfell

ACORN Whistleblowers Produce Shocking Testimony on Capitol Hill

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=31172

Late last week, Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary, called for a hearing to investigate ACORN. You read that right. At a Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties subcommittee hearing entitled “Lessons Learned from the 2008 Election” last Thursday, witness testimony not only drew Conyers to the subcommittee hearing but events led to Conyers strongly urging that subcommittee chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) conduct a full hearing on ACORN, calling allegations made at the hearing “serious.”

mjfell

I am shocked to how uneducated you are, and how you have your own channel. You give a terrible name to Americans and to Women, if you are even a woman or a human being

Posted by: Taylorlesliebrown | March 24, 2009 at 01:51 PM
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Typical Alinsky tactics...useful only upon those who are unaware of you, your techniques and your agenda...

LIEberal moron...

Varecia

Today's economic environment is the direct result of neoliberal economic philosophy and failed conservative policy. The chickens have come home to roost. Taxes on the wealthiest are the lowest they've been, and have been declining for some time, during both Republican and Democratic administrations. This is YOUR world, folks, and if you don't like what you see and what has to be done to dig us out of this mess, I'll quote the Kabuki Queen Michelle Malkin: "bwaaaaaa!"

Checkers

HERE'S A GREAT GRAPHIC OF ALL THE MONEY BEING SPENT:

http://nicolasrapp.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/govt_intervention_programs_3.jpg

mjfell

How smart is this woman?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPmXKEsm-HE

Posted by: Mik | March 24, 2009 at 11:48 AM

My post had nothing to do with the Muslim faith. Watch the 4 minute link directly above the questioned post. My comment was directed at Monica and her moronic views. She rants on about things she knows nothing about. My beef is with her and ONLY her.

Posted by: Mik | March 24, 2009 at 01:35 PM
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Red Eye is a COMEDY show!

LIEberal moron...

mjfell

Today's economic environment is the direct result of neoliberal economic philosophy and failed conservative policy. The chickens have come home to roost. Taxes on the wealthiest are the lowest they've been, and have been declining for some time, during both Republican and Democratic administrations. This is YOUR world, folks, and if you don't like what you see and what has to be done to dig us out of this mess, I'll quote the Kabuki Queen Michelle Malkin: "bwaaaaaa!"

Posted by: Varecia | March 24, 2009 at 02:35 PM
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Typical LIEberal ignorance on display once again...if you knew about how the financial situation came about, you'd know that tax rates on the rich are irrelevant.

Try learning something for once in your worthless LIEberal life. Read this:

http://www.freedomworks.org/crisis

Varecia

If the average conservative actually had any idea what socialism really was, Sarah Palin wouldn't have been on the GOP Vice Presidential ticket:

"...A few weeks before she was nominated for Vice-President, she told a visiting journalist—Philip Gourevitch, of this magazine—that “we’re set up, unlike other states in the union, where it’s collectively Alaskans own the resources. So we share in the wealth when the development of these resources occurs.” (Hendrik Hertberg, The New Yorker,11-3-2008)

COLLECTIVE OWNERSHIP!!!
SHARING THE WEALTH!!!!
THAT'S...SOCIALISM!!!!!!

pod

I hope you hang yourself

GilbertWashington

Glen Beck announced that Obama has FEMA constructing prison camps to house neo-conservatives:

http://www.boingboing.net/2009/03/17/foxs-glenn-beck-says.html

Beck has either been in touch with this boards Gringomen, or is just one heck of a good reporter.

I can see Bobo working in the prison library while Mj an Ug walk non-chalant through the veggie garden dropping soil stored in sacks inside their pants which was dug from the escape tunnels.
Plenty of time to kvetch in person instead of blogging here.

GilbertWashington

UG wallows in didaticism:

I can tell a fake when I see one. Before I go into the details let me say that about 100 blogs in the past 6 months repeated the story below and a few like vodkapundit rightfully had qualms about its authenticity: 'With some reservations, I'm posting the translation in full. If it turns out this is a fake, let's steal a page from the MSM and call it "fake but accurate."'


Here is the post, usually prefaced by Written by Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez, Spanish Writer or "This is a translation of an article from a Spanish newspaper":


All European Life Died In Auschwitz

I walked down the street in Barcelona, and suddenly discovered a terrible truth – Europe died in Auschwitz. We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims.

In Auschwitz we burned a culture, thought, creativity, talent. We destroyed the chosen people, truly chosen, because they produced great and wonderful people who changed the world. The contribution of this people is felt in all areas of life: science, art, international trade, and above all, as the conscience of the world. These are the people we burned.

And under the pretence of tolerance, and because we wanted to prove to ourselves that we were cured of the disease of racism, we opened our gates to 20 million Muslims, who brought us stupidity and ignorance, religious extremism and lack of tolerance, crime and poverty due to an unwillingness to work and support their families with pride.

They have turned our beautiful Spanish cities into the third world, drowning in filth and crime. Shut up in the apartments they receive free from the government, they plan the murder and destruction of their naïve hosts. And thus, in our misery, we have exchanged culture for fanatical hatred, creative skill for destructive skill, intelligence for backwardness and superstition.

We have exchanged the pursuit of peace of the Jews of Europe and their talent for hoping for a better future for their children, their determined clinging to life because life is holy, for those who pursue death, for people consumed by the desire for death for themselves and others, for our children and theirs.

What a terrible mistake was made by miserable Europe.

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Here are a few problems.

The phrasing and syntax look like they were originally written in English but as if translated.

I disregard any post as true unless it gives me the name of the paper and date of publication.

Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez only exists in these posts.

And most importantly - there is no European Paper with the cojones [one can take a cojones test here] to actually publish anything this provocative against Muslims. Indeed Spain has been on a push to encourage Muslim immigration since 2004, see jihadwatch.

As to "fake but accurate"; it is undoubtedly true that almost all the sentiments expressed in this "article" reflect the Muslim reality in Europe. It is too bad that no paper actually published it.

Update: The email stating that this appeared in a Spanish Newspaper is false. It did however appear on the rightwing, pro-Israel, anti-Communist, Spanish language website Gentiuno.

No doubt there will be those who protest the seemingly flagrant racism and I am equally certain that it will come mostly from liberal Jews who need to scratch the political correctness rash of theirs. I would call them fellow Jews but they are no different than Jews that deny the holocaust [yes they exist, Virginia]. They will rant that this is no different than the anti-semitism of the Nazis.

One difference. The Nazis lied when they said Jews wanted to control the world. It is not racist to describe the truth. Perhaps a few months ago one could have posited the notion that it is a blatant, racist lie to say of Muslims that "they plan the murder and destruction of their naïve hosts" and that we have "exchanged culture for fanatical hatred, creative skill for destructive skill, intelligence for backwardness and superstition" . But today, after the Danish Cartoon Affair, can anyone deny that this entire article indeed has the ring of truth?

As final proof of the truth of this article, go to any European and tell him a thousand Jews are coming into his city and he will say, "Great, and in what area are they going to invest?" Now change 'Jew' to 'Muslim' and the response would be "Crap, and what area are they going to destroy?"

http://plancksconstant.org/blog1/2006/02/who_is_sebastian_vilar_rodrige.html

mjfell

Biden's Gridiron Humor- Is Obama Laughing?

http://www.loyaltoliberty.com/

mjfell

If the average conservative actually had any idea what socialism really was, Sarah Palin wouldn't have been on the GOP Vice Presidential ticket:

"...A few weeks before she was nominated for Vice-President, she told a visiting journalist—Philip Gourevitch, of this magazine—that “we’re set up, unlike other states in the union, where it’s collectively Alaskans own the resources. So we share in the wealth when the development of these resources occurs.” (Hendrik Hertberg, The New Yorker,11-3-2008)

COLLECTIVE OWNERSHIP!!!
SHARING THE WEALTH!!!!
THAT'S...SOCIALISM!!!!!!

Posted by: Varecia | March 24, 2009 at 03:04 PM

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Alaska doesn't own the oil companies or tell them how to operate.

LIEberal moron...

GilbertWashington

Alaska doesn't own the oil companies or tell them how to operate.

LIEberal moron...

Posted by: mjfell | March 24, 2009 at 04:50 PM


Not yet, anyway probably never will as oil will be nationalized. Best way to shift into renewables. Take these obscene profits and shift (pronto) into alternative fuel technologies.
Status quo has been obscene enough whereby the US spends trillions operating as a goon squad for oil procurement. As the President oft says, TFC, a single buyer, leveraging consolidated buying power in the open world market and using profit to diminish demand.

GilbertWashington

Little Big Man reliues too much on Frontpagemag and JihadWatch to see the humor:

Here's how moslem "scholars" comment on Universal Human Rights:

''Since Islam regards non-Muslims as on a lower level of belief and conviction, if a Muslim kills a non-Muslim…then his punishment must not be the retaliatory death, since the faith and conviction he possesses is loftier than that of the man slain...''Islam and its peoples must be above the infidels, and never permit non-Muslims to acquire lordship over them." — Sultanhussein Tabandeh, A Muslim Commentary on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1970.

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Posted by: Ummah Gummah | March 24, 2009 at 12:27 PM


During the same period and until 1992 the Senate republicans blocked ratification of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UNHDR)on grounds of "national interest" instead of the religious prohibitions quoted from 1970 and republished over the last few weeks by these unaccounatble no-nothings you go to for truth.

The humor in this is that Sultanhussein Tabandeh a Sufi religious leader in Iran, and a nutjob, holds no government or ministerial post when he wreote these words(in 1970 under the Shah) or now; while the US objection to the UNDHR was made presicisly by those in the american power structure including Ronald Reagan who "commented" the UNDCR would "..impede the US military ability to act unilaterally."

So when the far-right neo-conservative panjandrum posts diatribe from muslim sources as an affront to human rights please know that human rights are expeditious only where they do not intervene with the national interest.

The UNDCR was eventually ratified in 1992, and the US was removed from the short list of pariah nations who would not sign:

This article originally appeared in the Christian Science Monitor (Boston, Mass.), June 29, 1992.


Many United States citizens have no idea that for over two decades our country refused to ratify what surely is one of the most important international human rights documents of our time. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which establishes universal standards for the protection of basic civil and political liberties, is one of three documents that comprise the "International Bill of Rights."

In 1966, the ICCPR was adopted by the United Nations, but no action was taken by this country to ratify it until October 1977, at which time I signed the Covenant and submitted it to the Senate for advice and consent as required by our Constitution. The Senate gave this consent in April 1992, and in early June, George Bush signed the instrument of ratification. On June 8, 1992, the US, one of the key players in drafting the Covenant, finally ratified this important human rights treaty.

Because of this historic action, the US removes its name from the list of pariah countries, such as China, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa, that have refused to accede to international human rights instruments. Along with the 102 other countries worldwide that have ratified or acceded to the ICCPR, our country will submit a report to the UN Human Rights Committee every five years, outlining measures taken by the US to implement the Covenant's provisions. In addition, US citizens will be able to serve on this committee, which has been meeting since 1976 to discuss the progress of countries that have ratified the Covenant. Before ratification, we were the only Western industrialized democracy absent from the committee.

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