Thursday, May 28, 2009

Coincidence ? I don't think so!

As part of Chrysler's and General Motor's reorganization, hundreds of dealerships across the country are being closed. Among those being closed were many very successful ones. Owners of those dealerships and some people in the alternate media (read "the internet and conservative media) started digging. Well, it seems that it wasn't the corporations that decided which ones to close but Uncle Barack's "car czar". Well, low and behold, it was found out that the owners of the dealerships that were being closed were big time Republican contributors. Amazing! Senators Kit Bond (R-Missouri) and Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) wrote a letter to the White House requesting a explanation and the letter so far has been ignored. What would have happened if the Bush administration had done something similar? There would have been immediate calls for his impeachment! How's your "hope & change" doing so far??

Sunday, May 24, 2009

My Memorial Day Letter to the Editor of the Waterbury Republican

Celebrate Memorial Day by remembering what it means

Lexington-Concord, Bunker Hill, the Alamo, Fort Sumter, Gettysburg, Antietam, Bull Run, San Juan Hill, Belleau Wood, Pearl Harbor, Omaha Beach, Battle of the Bulge, Iwo Jima, Chosin Reservoir, Inchon, Ia Drang Valley, Khe Sanh, Tet Offensive, Anbar Province, Fallujah.

Does anyone recognize any of these names and places? These were major battles in wars America has fought since the Revolutionary War. Hundreds of thousands of men and women gave their lives so you can be free, but how long are you going to be free?

We now have an administration and Congress that are rapidly taking away our freedoms, nationalizing major industries and banks, and leftist organizations that, with the help of the government and their friends in the mainstream media, want to force their agendas on the rest of us.

The wacko environmentalists, the "food police," gun-control zealots and animal-rights activists are pushing their agenda to force you to eat what they want you to eat, drive what they want you to drive and take away your right to defend yourself and your family.

I see plenty of letters to the editor pushing these very agendas, but I don't see any letters telling people to buy a gun when they don't want one, eat a steak when they want to be vegetarian, drive an SUV, or take up hunting or fishing.

The people not trying to get you to accept their way of life are the types of people who built this country, believe in its freedoms and fought for it in all our wars.

They feel their rights and individual freedom, "endowed by their creator" (not the government), are guaranteed by the Declaration of Independence — Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." They believe in "live and let live," a policy that is anathema to leftists who can't stand those who stand up against their agendas. They will be immediately demonized.

Think of all those men and women who gave their all so you could be free, and fight the left's agenda every inch of the way.

Stand up for your freedoms and your right to be an individual, and don't fall prey to the guilt the left constantly forces on people who don't agree with them.

Celebrate Memorial Day, but remember what it means. The leftist government officials will do their obligatory duties such as putting a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknowns or marching in Memorial day parades, but deep in their hearts they want no part of the military, freedom (especially yours), love of country or that darned thing called the Constitution that keeps getting in their way.

Go to the next Tea Party, get involved and vote in the next election.

Jon Quint


Great Advise for Anyone Who Wants to "go along to get along".

I Want To Be A Liberal
Nancy Morgan
May 21, 2009

This article was originally published in AmericanThinker, May 19, 2009

I want to be a liberal, because then everyone will like me. My family will start talking to me again, and chances are, my ex-husband will want to renew the marriage vows he broke when I started spouting conservative opinions.
I'd like to be a liberal because its ever so much easier to allow others to form my opinions for me instead of researching an issue myself. That always gets me in trouble, especially when the facts I discover diverge from the latest politically correct consensus.
I'd like to be a liberal because then I'd be rewarded for all my shortcomings and nothing would ever be my fault. I'd be an important cog in the wheel of social justice, and a cherished warrior in the current fight for equality.
If I were a liberal, I would be free to have sex whenever and with whomever I want - and be considered 'empowered' to boot. I could abort any inconvenience with nary a thought because my rights to my body trump the life I would have suctioned out of me.
I'd like to be a liberal because any guilt I would normally feel for what used to be considered deviant, irresponsible behavior may be assuaged by merely advocating the expenditure of other people's money on whatever the cause du jour is. Very cool. Especially since my stock portfolio has been pretty much decimated.
I want to be a liberal because they care so much. They have a lock on all the fashionable emotions, like tolerance, diversity, equality and patriotism. And as long as my intentions are pure and I 'care', I won't have to accept responsibility for any negative consequences that my actions might cause.
I'd like to be a liberal because everyone knows that conservatives are racist, homophobic, stupid and, well, beneath contempt. Conservatives are motivated by gasp, profit, instead of being nice. Enough said.

I'd like to be a liberal because I'd be able to redefine reality to my own specifications. I could turn failure into success, murder into choice, lies into 'misstatements', and theft into investment. I would automatically be considered wise, instead of opinionated. Best of all, I could make up the rules as I go along, change them in midstream and then demonize anyone who doesn't agree with me.

I want to be a liberal because everyone knows they hold the moral high ground. They don't lie, cheat or steal. Oh, and they don't condone torture. The media says so, so it must be true.

Before I am able to join this community of man, however, there are a few ground rules:
I have to acknowledge that government is the best and only solution for any problems America has. Despite the fact that pretty much every government solution to date has been a disaster.
I must agree that America is bad and white Christian males are responsible for all that is wrong with the world. Further, I must agree that terrorists and third world dictators are either freedom fighters or misunderstood men of good will. Oh, and I must acknowledge that dialogue is better than war. Even though decades of dialogue haven't worked, things are different, now that Obama is president. I must have faith. After all, the times, they are a changin'.
I'd, of course, be expected to not only condone, but happily embrace gay marriage and the long list of newly minted sexual behaviors, and swear to never mention the adverse health risks or the proven harm they do to traditional families.
I'd also have to quit judging people (except for conservatives). After all, liberals will allow me to do whatever I want, free from moral censure, and its only fair I do the same for them.
I'd have to immediately quit smoking, in public at least. I'd be required to agree that global warming is real and man is the cause. Even though the earth has cooled in the last decade, everyone knows its still getting warmer. I'd also have to renounce Christianity in favor of Mother Earth and believe that the Constitution is a 'living instrument'.

I'd have to agree that victimhood trumps merit and that liberals know best. Always. And lastly, I'd have to support the notion that racism is still rampant, even if it is the silent 'institutional' type.
In return, I'll be accepted, popular, and invited to the best parties. I'll be eligible for the right to housing, health care, a living wage (even if I don't work) and happiness. And as long as I remain a liberal, no-one is allowed to insult me. How cool is that?

I'll finally get my columns published in my own hometown paper and will have a good chance of getting face time on MSNBC. Best of all, I'll be able to atone for my sins by merely paying Algore for a few carbon credits. Then, I will live happily ever after. Isn't that worth sacrificing such ethereal and frivolous notions like freedom, individualism and principles?

Nancy Morgan is a columnist and news editor for
She lives in South Carolina

Article may be reprinted, with attribution


Got a lot of this post from my buddy, Steve

As we approach Memorial Day, let us not forget our dead that are buried across the ocean. You know, the arrogant ones.
"Obama - the Anointed One" makes world tours saying "We're Sorry", groveling to Saudi Princes, South American Communist Dictators and telling European Socialists that we are arrogant.

In alphabetical order. Just in Europe.

1. The American Cemetery at Aisne-Marne, France. A total of 2,289 of our military dead.
We apologize!

2. The American Cemetery at Ardennes, Belgium. A total of 5,329 of our dead.

We are arrogant!

3. The American Cemetery at Brittany, France . A total of 4,410 of our military dead.

Excuse us!

4. Brookwood ,England American Cemetery. A total of 468 of our dead.

We're sorry!

5. Cambridge,England. A total of 3,812 of our military dead.

We've been bad!

6. Epinal, France American Cemetery. A total of 5,525 of our Military dead.

7. Flanders Field, Belgium. A total of 368 of our military dead.

8.Florence, Italy. A total of 4,402 of our military dead.

9. Henri-Chapelle,
Belgium. A total of 7,992 of our military dead.

10. Lorraine,France. A total of 10,489 of our military dead.

11. Meuse-Argonne. A total of 14,246 of our military dead.

12. Netherlands, Netherlands. A total of 8,301 of our military dead.

13. Normandy, France. A total of 9,387 of our military dead.

14. Oise-Aisne, France. A total of 6,012 of our military dead.

15. Rhone, France. A total of 861 of our military dead.

16. Sicily, Italy. A total of 7,861 of our military dead.

17. St. Mihiel
ï, France. A total of 4,153 of our military dead.

19. Uresnes, France. A total of 1,541 of our military dead.

That's a grand total of 97,446 Americans (just in the cemeterys listed),
mostly younger than 25, that apparently are considered "arrogant" by the
current crop of leftists in control in Washington, D.C.
Remind Americans of our sacrifices and don't confuse arrogance with leadership.

We apologize to no one, especially to people whose butts we've saved twice.

May God continue to bless America!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Celebrate Memorial Day, But Remember Those Who Gave Their All

Great video from "youtube" to celebrate Memorial Day. Contains scenes from "The Patriot" (Revolutionary War), "Gettysburg" (I believe)(Civil War), "Saving Private Ryan" (World War II), and "We Were Soldiers" (Vietnam).

Friday, May 15, 2009

Chrysler & General Motors

Now that Uncle Barack has basically taken control of these two auto makers, I assume everyone figures all is well and they will recover in fine fashion. I mean the government knows best, right. Well, let's take a look. Obama campaigned on a promise to make the car companies produce small fuel efficient cars. That's exactly the kind of cars the majority of Americans DON'T want. He also campaigned on a promise to save and create American jobs. Now Chrysler and GM are currently planning on closing close to 2000 dealerships combined. At an average of 50 jobs per dealership, that's 100,000 potential lost jobs. I realize that a lot of those will remain open in some way, shape, or form, but there will be job loses, and without the backing of the UAW, I'm sure there will be a significant lose of benefits and pay. Obama is off to a good start! Now, the majority of Americans have not bought into the global warming scam, so they are still purchasing SUV's and Pickups for lots of reasons including safety, and passenger and cargo capacity. Do you think the Government controlled car companies are going to be producing those? Not a chance, they'll be making cars like the Smart car and the Chevy Volt. For the most part, these are going to sit on dealers lots while Americans go to companies producing what they want. Companies like Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, Honda, Hyundai, Volkswagen etc. Chrysler and GM will wither on the vine and eventually just die out and it won't take long, mainly because once again the government got involved in the private sector. As if building cars nobody wants isn't enough, Obama has said that Chrysler has to cut it's advertising budget in half. That's really going to help sell cars, isn't it! Now some people are going to tell me that last summer, when gas went over $4.00 a gallon, the demand for pickups and SUV's declined drastically. Yep, they did. Hey, there's an out for Obama, he can have Congress raise the gas tax by about $2.50 a gallon to make the Smart cars and the Chevy Volt's more popular. Think they haven't thought of that? When are we going to say, "ENOUGH".

Thursday, May 14, 2009


I sat down Sunday afternoon to relax and watch a little TV. I was channel surfing and came across the NY Yankees baseball game, so I figured I'd watch it for awhile. All of a sudden I realized the batter was using a pink bat. A "pink" bat??? What was going on? Then I realized that all the players and the umpires had pink arm bands on. Comes the dawn! This is some type of awareness program about breast cancer. Now, I don't know if this was just a Yankee program, or if it encompassed all of Major League baseball. This reminded me of last winter when Kay Yow, the coach of the North Carolina State University women's basketball team passed away after a 20 year battle with breast cancer. I remember all the teams were wearing pink uniforms and sneakers. The male coaches were wearing pink ties, the female coaches were wearing pink dresses,etc. Now, I have absolutely nothing against these awareness programs because any cancer is a devastating disease, but it got me thinking. Wearing pink doesn't directly raise any money directly, although it may get some people to make donations. How about if Major League Baseball and the NCAA take the money that they spent on bats, arm bands, uniforms, etc. and donate that sum directly to breast cancer research instead of buying all the "pink" stuff for players to wear? Wouldn't that be a lot more "bang for the buck"? How about if they have a program at each game where they give away "something", like a baseball, ribbon, arm band, etc. for a $10 donation to cancer research? Something like that could raise millions of dollars for cancer research instead of just raising awareness of the problem.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

The President Who Hates His Country

Got this from my lovely wife. It appeared in the Canadian Free Press. I debated whether to post it in a series or all at once, because it's a long read. I decided to do it all at once because it really needs to be read in it's entirety

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By Joan Swirsky Sunday, May 3, 2009

The President Who Hates His CountryIn the last century, the impassioned words and actions of patriots like Winston Churchill – along with America’s heroic help and sacrifice – saved Europe. The eloquence and actions of “I’ve been to the mountaintop” Martin Luther King Jr. brought America to an unprecedented level of social justice.

The peerless oratory and tireless diplomacy of the man who would become Israel’s Foreign Minister, Abba Eban convinced the entire world that after the wanton murder of six-million Jews in the Holocaust its straggling survivors deserved their own state of Israel. The inspiring words and decisive actions of President Ronald Reagan ended the Cold War, tore down the Berlin Wall, and restored economic prosperity to America. The efforts of these towering figures resulted in a more highly-evolved world.

We have also seen the opposite in totalitarian leaders like Hitler, Mussolini, Fidel Castro, Pol Pot, Mao, and Saddam Hussein, among others, who exploited their masses, destroyed their economies, brought havoc, turbulence, grief and massive death within and outside of their countries, and made the world a more dangerous and threatening place.

The one thing all of these virtuous and evil men had in common was love for their respective countries, in fact a burning passion that superseded all else. The virtuous believed in freedom and democracy. The evil believed in subjugation of their peoples and lifetime tenures for themselves in order to actualize their goals of conquering their eternal enemies – Americans and Jews.

Today, we have a new crop of inveterate America- and Jew-haters, among them the Marxist leader of Venezuela Hugo Chavez, Nicaragua’s president Daniel Ortega, Iran’s “death-to-America-and-Israel” study-in-abnormal-psychology Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and the ever-sabotage-America and anti-Semitic “leaders” of the 22-Arab states that surround Israel.

I have either read about or observed firsthand all of these people. Yet in my decades of commenting on the political scene, I cannot recall a single leader of any country or regime who has ever spoken negatively of his country or tolerated others speaking ill of the land or the people he represented

Until now

Bizarre and, yes, repugnant as it is to our essentially centrist country, America now has a president who has broken that time-honored tradition. Barack Obama, on the campaign trail and as the leader of the free world is the first U.S. president to proclaim to anyone within earshot that he, like his wife, is not proud of his country, and is all-too-willing to offer serial apologies – for America! – to Americans and foreigners alike.

As Ed Lasky writes: “We know that during the campaign [Obama] warned that criticism of his wife was `off-limits’. But criticism of America – well, that is fine.”

We also know that during his run for the presidency, Obama expressed sneering condescension towards all those bible-clasping, gun-owning yahoos who “cling” to those silly things, and that in Europe he consistently gave voice to America’s supposed “sins.” But all that pales in comparison to the clear contempt – looks more like hatred to me – that Obama feels for the United States of America and for its most revered founding document, the U.S. Constitution.

In just the first 100-days of his tenure, Obama’s words and actions have demonstrated that he is no friend of the country he leads. This is only a smattering of what happened on his recent three-continent trip abroad and to Mexico:

  • In France, Obama told his audience that America “has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive” toward Europe.
  • In Prague, Obama – in true utopian-kindergarten fashion – pledged “with conviction” that America will “seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.” In other words, destroy big bad America’s ability to defend itself!
  • In London, Obama made clear that the world’s financial wealth was no longer made by those inferior leaders Roosevelt and Churchill, effectively ceding America’s leading role in creating and sharing wealth to nations that have never measured up to our country’s bountiful generosity or spirit of free-market entrepreneurship.
  • In Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Obama sat passively while the Marxist Chavez handed him an American-bashing book and delivered another revile-America speech, while never once rising to defend our country.
  • In Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Obama again sat passively while the Marxist Ortega blamed the United States for a century of what he called terroristic U.S. aggression in Central America, again emitting not a whisper of defense on our country’s behalf.
  • In Turkey, Obama said – incredibly and inaccurately – that America was not a Christian nation.
  • And in his recent trip to Mexico, Obama said that the escalating border violence was essentially America’s fault.

Scan your memory. Can you think of any other leader in world history who so consistently badmouths his own country, or fails to defend it? I can’t.

Wall St. Journal writer Dorothy Rabinowitz notes that Obama “had gone to Europe not as the voice of his nation, but as a missionary with a message of atonement for its errors. No sitting American president had ever delivered indictments of this kind while abroad, or for that matter at home. When [our allies] see Obama’s moral equivalence, they realize they are on their own and must cut their own deals to survive – understanding that multicultural trendiness is now a cynical cover for moral laxity and ‘can’t we all get along?’

Historian Victor Davis Hanson also noticed something odd about Obama’s apology tour. “Despite this fresh climate of atonement, there was a complete absence of a single apology from any other foreign leader…not a word came from Britain about colonialism…nothing from Germany on the Holocaust…not a peep from France about Algeria or Vietnam. Turkey was mum on the Armenian killings…Russia said nothing about the 30 million murdered by Stalin…Nothing came from China about the 70 million who perished under Mao…Mr. Medvedev said nothing about Putin’s brutish rule…We saw no concrete evidence of any help — or hope and change — from any foreign leader. Zilch.”

In addition, Hanson continues, “We hear nothing about our Gettysburg, or our entry into World War I. Iwo Jima and the Bulge are never alluded to. Drawing the line in Korea and forcing the end of the Soviet monstrosity are taboo subjects. That we pledged the life of New York for Berlin in the Cold War is unknown. Liberating Afghanistan and Iraq from the diabolical Taliban and Saddam Hussein is left unsaid. The Civil Rights movement, the Great Society, affirmative action, and present billion-dollar foreign-aid programs apparently never existed. Millions of Africans have been saved by George Bush’s efforts at extending life-saving medicines to AIDS patients — but again, this is never referenced.”

Blogger James Lewis says that Obama’s “obsessive need to put down his own country shows a stunningly ignorant man who has evidently never spoken to a concentration camp survivor, a Cuban refugee, a boat person from Vietnam, a Soviet dissident, or a survivor of Mao’s purges.”

And Media Research Center’s Brent Bozell adds, “Obama `gets’ the America-haters.”

Abandoning allies, Embracing enemies

“If you are a longtime enemy of the United States, count on a grand reception from the Obama administration. All is forgiven and, worse, forgotten,” write Dick Morris and Eileen McGann. “But if you have a track record as an ally or friend, you won’t get the right time of day.”

Of course apologists for Obama & Co. point to “progress” in our foreign policy, ignoring, as Caroline Glick points out, that “America’s betrayal of its democratic allies makes each of them more vulnerable to aggression at the hands of their enemies – enemies the Obama administration is now actively attempting to appease.” Glick lays out the cold hard facts:

  • Obama abrogated America’s strategic commitment to the defense of our ally Japan when his administration reacted to North Korea’s ballistic missile test by saying the U.S. would only shoot the missile down if it targeted U.S. territory.
  • Obama slapped our ally India when he refused to make ending Pakistan’s support for jihadist terror groups attacking India a central component of its strategy for contending with Pakistan and Afghanistan.
  • Obama failed to assure our ally Iraq that democracy and freedom will be secured before U.S. forces are withdrawn next year.
  • Obama de facto abandoned our allies in Eastern Europe when he announced his intention to forge a new alliance with Russia. “The Czech, Polish, Georgian and Ukrainian governments,” Glick says, “were quick to recognize that Obama’s strong desire to curry favor with the Kremlin and weaken his own country will imperil their ability to withstand Russian aggression.”
  • Obama “is sacrificing the U.S.’s alliance with our ally Israel “in a bid to appease the Arabs and Iran by supporting the immediate establishment of a Palestinian state,” which, Glick warns, “requires Israel to commit national suicide in exchange for `peace.’” Obama also made clear “that from the administration’s perspective, an Israeli strike that prevents Iran from becoming a nuclear power is less acceptable than a nuclear-armed Iran.” In addition, Obama sent Hamas $900 million of foreign aid, “channeled through the UNRWA, a United Nations front filled with Hamas operatives”
  • Obama slapped our ally England when he returned the bust of Winston Churchill to Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
  • Obama slapped our ally Colombia and its president Alvaro Uribe when he refused to submit the free trade deal with Bogota to the Senate.

“What a great time to be our enemy!” Glick exclaims. “What a terrible time to be our friend!”

And speaking about appeasing Iran, the Obama administration recently asked a federal judge to throw out a $6.6-billion class-action lawsuit against Iran filed by 52 American diplomats and military officials held hostage for more than a year at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran 30 years ago. Nothing like selling out Americans to make brownie points with a bloodthirsty dictator!

Barry Rubin explains: “Friends, especially in Europe, are pleased, applaud, but then add that they don’t have to give this guy anything because he is all apologies and no toughness. They like the fact that he is all carrots and no sticks. If, however, they are states more at risk…they worry that they cannot rely on the United States to help and defend them. Enemies or potential rivals…say that this guy is weak and defeated. He apologizes, offers unconditional engagements, and promises concessions…they’ll eat the carrots and, if possible, their neighbors as well.”

NY Post writer Ralph Peters, a former military intelligence officer, sums up the hate-America core tenets of the “Obama Doctrine” as follows:
(1) We’re to blame,
(2) Problems can be negotiated away,
(3) Problems that can’t be talked out can be bought off,
(4) Islamist terrorism doesn’t exist,
(5) It’s all our fault,
(6) Israel’s the obstacle to Middle East peace,
(7) Our nukes threaten world peace and we need to get rid of them,
(8) Our military is dangerous,
(9) Our intelligence services are even more dangerous than our military,
(10) It’s only torture if we do it, and
(11) Blame President George W. Bush.

Obama is clearly not satisfied with threatening the safety of our tried-and-true allies abroad. He is also determined to undermine the bedrock foundation of America’s security – our military and intelligence agencies. By disclosing interrogation memos – and planning to release photographs associated with military probes into prisoner abuse – he has betrayed every heroic person who risks his or her life for our country, and unforgivably given aid-and-comfort to enemies who seethe with virulent anti-Americanism and lust for our demise. And in the Department of Homeland Security’s infamous memo, he has called members of our military, among others, potential domestic terrorists!

“After September 1th, the general outcry was, ‘Why don’t we have better overseas capabilities?’” said Porter Goss, director of the CIA from September 2004 to May 2006. “I fear that in the years to come, this refrain will be heard again. It is certainly not trust that is fostered when intelligence officers are told one day ‘I have your back,’ only to learn a day later that a knife is being held to it.”

How horrifying to contemplate that it is the President of the United States himself who is wielding that back-stabbing knife!

Questioning Obama’s patriotism

Before the November election, legal scholar Henry Mark Holzer wrote – and scrupulously documented – a stunning indictment of Obama in which he stated that Obama’s repeatedly professed claim to be a patriot is “a fraud on the American people – and an insult to the countless true patriots who, for over two hundred years, have loved and loyally and zealously supported the United States of America.”

“Patriots,” Holzer concluded, “don’t associate with and derive sustenance from terrorists, America-haters and anti-Semites; they don’t countenance fixed elections; they don’t keep secrets from voters; they don’t intimidate their enemies; they don’t denigrate and degrade our military; they don’t gratuitously interfere with their government’s efforts to protect our country; and they don’t disdain the symbol of this great nation, which for over two centuries men and women have fought and died: the American flag. Whatever Barack Obama is, we can be certain that he is no patriot!”

The events that have followed Obama’s election, Holzer says, “have compounded the proof of the president’s lack of patriotism,” which he has recently spelled out in a follow-up article. A few of the many examples he provides of what “a patriotic American president does not do include:

  • Bankrupt this country and court massive inflation in order to implement his vision of a fascist/socialist nation.
  • Sit on his hands with a straight face while a South American thug insults his country.
  • Appoint America-haters to his cabinet.
  • Cozy up to a soon-to-be-nuclear-armed Iranian madman.
  • Impotently watch the probably-already-nuclear-armed North Korean Stalinists lob a ballistic missile across the Pacific.
  • Fail to stanch the flow of illegal aliens across the Mexican-United States border.
  • Cut the defense budget.
  • Strangle innovation during a serious recession by raising taxes.
  • Close Guantanamo Bay without a clue of how to handle the enemy combatants incarcerated there.
  • Publicly announce what measures military and CIA interrogators can use to extract information from terrorists.
  • Apologize to the world for what has made America great and grovel to persons, nations. and institutions unfit to shine our shoes!
  • Cede American sovereignty to the American-hating United Nations.
  • Defy the Second Amendment and a Supreme Court decision by making an end run that substantially reduces the supply of certain ammunition.
  • Repudiate the policy and practice of missile shield installation.”

Some dare call it treason

It is one thing to question a president’s patriotism, but even more serious to accuse him of treason. In an open letter to Obama on Treason, Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III (U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1975) minces no words in accusing the president of sending Army forces to Samson, Alabama, and Boston in violation of the Constitution. Here are excerpts of his letter:

“I have observed and extensively recorded invidious attacks by military-political aristocrats against the Constitution for twenty years. Now you have broken in and entered the White House by force of contrivance, concealment, conceit, and deceit. Posing as an imposter president and commander in chief, you have stripped civilian command and control over the military establishment…
“We come now to the reckoning. I accuse you and your military-political criminal assistants of TREASON. I name you and your military criminal associates as traitors. Your criminal ascension manifests a clear and present danger. You fundamentally changed our form of government. The Constitution no longer works….

“I identify you as a foreign-born domestic enemy. You are not my president. You are not my commander in chief.

Fitzpatrick is not alone. John Smith – a blogger on, titled a recent article “Obama Is a Traitor.” Commenting on the president’s release of the “torture” memos, Smith says:

“Given the actions of Barack Obama in recent days, one has to wonder how many soon-to-be released State secrets have been gathered by radical left-wing traitors and hidden in the dark recesses of Washington, awaiting the Manchurian Candidate’s command to publish them…

“The motivation for Obama’s recent intentional disclosure of Top Secret CIA memoranda…was an act committed solely to increase his own political power through appeasement of the radical left…or was it …guided by the twisted moral imperative uniquely embraced by the Left, which dictates that only those actions that serve to limit individual liberty, punish patriotism, and destroy the traditions and culture of the United States of America are good?…

“Were Obama’s actions motivated by a deeply rooted desire to harm this Nation?…

“Article III of the Constitution defines Treason against the United States as “… levying War against them or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort…”.

“Top Secret information is the highest level of classification that we have on a national level. By definition, such material, if made public, will cause “exceptionally grave damage” to national security…

“The willful disclosure of Top Secret information is an act of Treason against the United States….A sitting President of The United States of America has committed Treason.”

Fitzpatrick and Smith are among a rising tide of voices – in and outside of the military – who have observed with growing horror Obama’s proclivity to destroy our capitalist economic system, subvert the U.S. Constitution, endanger our military and intelligence services, and obsequiously embrace America’s sworn enemies.

Dr. Jack Wheeler, a consummate Washington insider, goes one step further. “The evidence that the President of the United States is a traitor is mounting. The evidence that the President of the United states is a mortal danger to America’s national security is mounting. The evidence that the President of the United States will not defend America from threats and insults from every two-bit fascist dictator in the world …is not only mounting, it is overwhelming.”

Writer Amy L. Geiger-Hammer states: “I do wonder if Obama should be called a traitor or just incompetent…does he ever talk about what a great country America is?”
And UK journalist Gerald Warner echoes that rising tide: “If al-Qaeda, the Taliban and the rest of the Looney Tunes brigade want to kick America to death, they had better move in quickly and grab a piece of the action before Barack Obama finishes the job himself. Never in the history of the United States has a president worked so actively against the interests of his own people - not even Jimmy Carter. Obama’s problem is that he does not know who the enemy is. To him, the enemy does not squat in caves in Waziristan, clutching automatic weapons and reciting the more militant verses from the Koran: instead, it sits around at tea parties in Kentucky quoting from the US Constitution. “

Is America Lost?

Multiple lawsuits to find proof that Obama is Constitutionally ineligible to be president are ongoing and will ultimately determine if he is an American or Kenyan or Indonesian or UK “natural-born” citizen. To this date, he has spent over a million dollars blocking the suits about his still-missing birth certificate, and there is increasing evidence that the birth certificate attested to by,, and are forgeries. And of course we still have not seen Obama’s Selective Service record, medical records, multiple visas, college transcripts, et al.

If Obama is proven to be the fraud and interloper many suspect, every one of his edicts, bills, laws, dictates, Supreme Court selections, et al, will be overturned , leaving America to cope with serious problems – under the leadership of the incomprehensible Joe Biden – but nothing approaching this hate-America president’s far-left socialist domestic programs and appease-our-enemies foreign policy.

The huge national turnouts at the Tea Parties of April 15 were only the beginning of a movement that was spurred by ordinary Americans waking up to Obama’s destruction of our economy, his attempts to reshape America into a banana republic, the grave damage he’s inflicted on our military and intelligence services, and his unsavory predilection for embracing our enemies and apologizing non-stop for the most magnificent nation on earth.

In short, they are waking up to the president who hates his country.
Editor Charlotte Baker predicts that “the Tea Parties and other, more aggressive, protests will grow exponentially, and that the Obama juggernaut can and will be stopped.” It’s crucial, she says, “for all Americans to recall the history they learned in school – at least before the Left hijacked what used to be known as `education.’ The Europeans, Japanese and Russians were all taken over by one form or another of totalitarianism because their combined history was one of absolute rulers – kings, czars and `divine’ emperors. They were totally conditioned to tyranny.

“But the monstrous anti-American gang that rigged the voting system on November 4, 2008– as they do routinely in Obama’s Chicago Machine politics – to push Obama into We-the-People’s White House, have shown – even before his inauguration – the kind of overreaching that arrogant tyrants always demonstrate. Hitler, Mao, Tojo and Stalin all got away with overreaching, but they weren’t brutalizing Americans.

“Tolerating totalitarianism is simply not in the genetic code – the DNA – of Americans!” Baker adds. “Freedom and Liberty run in our blood!”


Not a Christian nation???

Got this info on State Constitution preambles from my buddy, Dave.

Many people believe that the U.S. Constitution contains the phrase "a wall of separation between church and State". It does not! That phrase came from a letter that Thomas Jefferson wrote to the Danbury Baptist Association in 1802 to answer a letter from them written in October, 1801. A copy of the Danbury letter is available here. The Danbury Baptists were a religious minority in Connecticut, and they complained that in their state, the religious liberties they enjoyed were not seen as immutable rights, but as privileges granted by the legislature - as "favors granted." Jefferson's reply did not address their concerns about problems with state establishment of religion - only of establishment on the national level. The Constitution's First Amendment states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof". In other words the Constitution guarantees "Freedom of religion, not Freedom from religion!

President Barack Obama recently said in Turkey : "We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values."

Do you know the Preamble for your state constitution? . .

Alabama 1901, Preamble -We the people of the State of Alabama , invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution..

Alaska 1956, Preamble We, the people of Alaska , grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land.

Arizona 1911, Preamble - We, the people of the State of Arizona, grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution...

Arkansas 1874, Preamble - We, the people of the State of Arkansas, grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government...

California 1879, Preamble - We, the People of the State of California , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom...

Colorado 1876, Preamble - We, the people of Colorado, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of Universe...

Connecticut 1818, Preamble. - The People of Connecticut, acknowledging with gratitude the good Providence of God in permitting them to enjoy.

Delaware 1897, Preamble - Through Divine Goodness all men have, by nature, the rights of worshiping and serving their Creator according to the dictates of their consciences...

Florida 1885, Preamble - We, the people of the State of Florida, grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty, establish this Constitution...

Georgia 1777, Preamble - We, the people of Georgia, relying upon protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution...

Hawaii 1959, Preamble - We, the people of Hawaii, Grateful for Divine Guidance ... Establish this Constitution.

Idaho 1889, Preamble - We, the people of the State of Idaho, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings.

Illinois 1870, Preamble - We, the people of the State of Illinois, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors.

Indiana 1851, Preamble - We, the People of the State of Indiana, grateful to Almighty God for the free exercise of the right to choose our form of government.

Iowa 1857, Preamble - We, the People of the St ate of Iowa, grateful to the Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of these blessings, establish this Constitution.

Kansas 1859, Preamble - We, the people of Kansas, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious privileges establish this Constitution.

Kentucky 1891, Preamble -We, the people of the Commonwealth are grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties..

Louisiana 1921, Preamble - We, the people of the State of Louisiana, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy.

Maine 1820, Preamble - We the People of Maine acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe in affording us an opportunity .. And imploring His aid and direction.

Maryland 1776, Preamble - We, the people of the state of Maryland, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberty...

Massachusetts 1780, Preamble - We...the people of Massachusetts, acknowledging with grateful hearts, the goodness of the Great Legislator of the Universe In the course of His Providence, an opportunity and devoutly imploring His direction

Michigan 1908, Preamble. - We, the people of the State of Michigan, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom, establish this Constitution.

Minnesota, 1857, Preamble - We, the people of the State of Minnesota, grateful to God for our civil and religious liberty, and desiring to perpetuate its blessings:

Mississippi 1890, Preamble - We, the people of Mississippi in convention assembled, grateful to Almighty God, and invoking His blessing on our work.

Missouri 1845, Preamble - We, the people of Missouri, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and grateful for His goodness . Establish this Constitution...

Montana 1889, Preamble. - We, the people of Montana, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty establish this Constitution ..

Nebraska 1875, Preamble - We, the people, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom . Establish this Constitution.

Nevada 1864, Preamble - We the people of the State of Nevada , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, establish this Constitution...

New Hampshire 1792, - Part I. Art. I. Sec. V, Every individual has a natural and unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience.

New Jersey 1844, Preamble - We, the people of the State of New Jersey, grateful to Almighty God for civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors.

New Mexico 1911, Preamble - We, the People of New Mexico, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty..

New York 1846, Preamble - We, the people of the State of New York, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure its blessings.

North Carolina 1868, Preamble - We the people of the State of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for our civil, political, and religious liberties, and acknowledging our dependence upon Him for the continuance of those...

North Dakota 1889, Preamble - We, the people of North Dakota , grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, do ordain...

Ohio 1852, Preamble - We the people of the state of Ohio, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and to promote our common.

Oklahoma 1907, Preamble - Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in order to secure and perpetuate the blessings of liberty, establish this

Oregon 1857, Bill of Rights, - Article I Section 2., All men shall be secure in the Natural right, to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their consciences

Pennsylvania 1776, Preamble - We, the people of Pennsylvania, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly invoking His guidance....

Rhode Island 1842, Preamble. - We the People of the State of Rhode Island grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing...

South Carolina , 1778, Preamble - We, the people of he State of South Carolina grateful to God for our liberties, do ordain and establish this Constitution.

South Dakota 1889, Preamble - We, the people of South Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberties ...

Tennessee 1796, Art. XI..III. - That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their conscience...

Texas 1845, Preamble - We the People of the Republic of Texas, acknowledging, with gratitude, the grace and beneficence of God.

Utah 1896, Preamble - Grateful to Almighty God for life and liberty, we establish this Constitution.

Vermont 1777, Preamble - Whereas all government ought to enable the individuals who compose it to enjoy their natural rights, and other blessings which the Author of Existence has bestowed on man ..

Virginia 1776, Bill of Rights, XVI - Religion, or the Duty which we owe our Creator can be directed only by Reason and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian Forbearance, Love and Charity towards each other

Washington 1889, Preamble - We the People of the State of Washington, grateful to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution

West Virginia 1872, Preamble - Since through Divine Providence we enjoy the blessings of civil, political and religious liberty, we, the people of West Virginia reaffirm our faith in and constant reliance upon God ...

Wisconsin 1848, Preamble - We, the people of Wisconsin, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, domestic tranquility...

Wyoming 1890, Preamble - We, the people of the State of Wyoming , grateful to God for our civil, political, and religious liberties, establish this Constitution...

After reviewing acknowledgments of God from all 50 state constitutions, one is faced with the prospect that maybe, the ACLU, and the out-of-control federal courts are wrong!

(Please note that at no time is anyone told that they MUST worship God.)

This cartoon is so typical of the current administration. They will carry the "blame Bush" agenda as far as possible, along with their friends in the main stream media, so they don't have to take any responsibility for their own actions, They are such an unbelievable bunch of full blown hypocrites!! It's absolutely amazing the amount of elitism they show!!!

Friday, May 8, 2009


Got this from my buddy, Jeff.
Sad, but true!

After being interviewed by the school administration, the prospective teacher said:
"Let me see if I've got this right. You want me to go into that room with all those kids, correct their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse, monitor their dress habits, censor their T-shirt messages, and instill in them a love for learning. You want me to check their backpacks for weapons, wage war on drugs and sexually transmitted diseases, and raise their sense of self esteem and personal pride. You want me to teach them patriotism and good citizenship, sportsmanship and fair play, and how to register to vote, balance a checkbook, and apply for a job. You want me to check their heads for lice, recognize signs of antisocial behavior, and make sure that they all pass the final exams. You also want me to provide them with an equal education regardless of their handicaps, and communicate regularly with their parents in English, Spanish or any other language, by letter, telephone, newsletter, and report card. You want me to do all this with a piece of chalk, a blackboard, a bulletin board, a few books, a big smile, and a starting salary that qualifies me for food stamps."

"You want me to do all this and then you tell me. . . I CAN'T PRAY?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Two Quotes - One Unbelievable & One Very True

Got these two quotes from my cousin, Ray.

'My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world.

I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it.'

-- Barack Obama

''Life's's even tougher if you're stupid.''

-- John Wayne

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Era of Reagan is Over

To some prominent Republicans who have been declaring that the "Era of Reagan is Over", and we have to abandon his principles, and move to the center to attract Moderates, I say "Baloney"! In the last two elections, it was "moderate" Republicans" who lost, not true Conservatives. Here in Connecticut Chris Shays, a Moderate Republican Congressman lost, and then after the Election was telling the Republicans what they had to do to regain power. Huh??? He lost, big, as did many others because they tried to out Democrat the Democrats. What good does that do??? True Conservatism works every time it's tried, even in "Blue States".

I thought I would share some of the 'Gipper's" famous quotes with you. Someone please comment and tell me which ones aren't true.

"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help."

"I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress."

"Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."

"The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program."

"Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it, and if it stops moving, subsidize it."

"No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."

"If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."

"Government is not the solution, government is the problem".

Friday, May 1, 2009

Dear Mr. President

Got this from my buddy Steve. Sure wish I could write like this guy or girl, whoever they are. I agree with them completely. This guy and Congress have to be stopped!!!

April 30th, 2009

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington , DC 20500

Mr. Obama:

I have had it with you and your administration, sir. Your conduct on your recent trip overseas has convinced me that you are not an adequate representative of the United States of America collectively or of me personally. You are so obsessed with appeasing the Europeans and the Muslim world that you have abdicated the responsibilities of the President of the United States of America. You are responsible to the citizens of the United States. You are not responsible to the peoples of any other country on earth. I personally resent that you go around the world apologizing for the United States telling Europeans that we are arrogant and do not care about their status in the world. Sir, what do you think the First World War and the Second World War were all about if not the consideration of the peoples of Europe ? What about trying to help other people to live free as we are, like we did in the Korean & Vietnam Wars? Are you brain dead? What do you think the Marshall Plan was all about? Do you not understand or know the history of the 20th century? Where do you get off telling a Muslim country that the United States does not consider itself a Christian country? Have you not read the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United States? This country was founded on Judeo-Christian ethics and the principles governing this country, at least until you came along, come directly from this heritage. Do you not understand this? Your bowing to the King of Saudi Arabia is an affront to all Americans. Our President does not bow down to anyone, let alone the King of Saudi Arabia . You don’t show Great Britain, our best and one of our oldest allies, the respect they deserve yet you bow down to the king of Saudi Arabia. How dare you, sir! How dare you! You can’t find the time to visit the graves of our greatest generation because you don’t want to offend the Germans but make time to visit a mosque in Turkey. You offended our dead and every veteran when you give the Germans more respect than the people who saved the German people from themselves. What’s the matter with you? I am convinced that the members of your administration have the historical and intellectual depth of a mud puddle and should be ashamed of yourselves, all of you. You are so self-righteously offended by the big bankers and the American automobile manufacturers yet do nothing about the real thieves in this situation, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Frank, Franklin Raines, Jamie Gorelic, the Fannie Mae bonuses, and the Freddie Mac bonuses. What do you intend to do about them? Anything? I seriously doubt it. What about the U.S. House members passing out $9.1 million in bonuses to their staff members – on top of the $2.5 million in automatic pay raises that lawmakers gave themselves? I understand the average House aide got a 17% bonus. Executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be receiving $210 million in bonuses over an eighteen-month period, that's $45 million more than the AIG bonuses. In fact, Fannie and Freddie executives have already been awarded $51 million – not a bad take. Who authorized that and why haven’t you expressed your outrage at this group who are largely responsible for the economic mess we have right now. I resent that you take me and my fellow citizens as brain-dead and not caring about what you idiots do. We are watching what you are doing and we are getting increasingly fed up with all of you. I also want you to know that I personally find just about everything you do and say to be offensive to every one of my sensibilities. I promise you that I will work tirelessly to see that you do not get a chance to spend two terms destroying my beautiful country.


Every Real American

Global Warming Scam - Hypocrisy # ?? (I Forgot What # I'm at, There are so Many)

Uncle Barack has declared "Climate Change" formerly know as "Global Warming" a crisis that can no longer be avoided, so Congress is working on the "Cap & Trade" legislation (You can look it up on the Internet [invented by Al Gore] if you want details). It is basically a huge tax increase on energy, which is going to cause the cost of electricity, gasoline, natural gas, propane, and home heating oil to skyrocket. Al Gore testified before Congress in favor of the legislation. Now, Mr. Gore's home in Tennessee has a "Carbon Footprint" twenty times the size of the average house in this country. If he really cared about the temperature of the planet, you'd think he'd be living in a lean to in the woods and be eating twigs. Do you have any idea how many millions of dollars his "Climate Change" businesses and foundations have made for him? Back to Uncle Barack. He is so concerned about the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, that he flew Air Force One to a town meeting in St. Louis, for another "campaign stop" (where he bashed the Tea Parties). Apparently, he doesn't support the Right of the People to "Peacefully Assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances" as guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution. Doesn't he realize he won the election and can stop campaigning now? Air Force One also did that infamous low altitude fly over of Manhattan for a Photo Op. The fly over put lower Manhattan into panic. I guess they haven't forgotten about 9/11 after all. How many pounds of carbon dioxide did that stunt put into the atmosphere? Did you ever notice that Government official motorcades are all the made up of "evil" SUVs. Where are the Prius's?
Now for some FACTS about the global climate. The arctic ice cap is actually bigger by an area the size of California than it was a year ago (because their calculations were wrong) and was recently found to be twice as thick as they thought, Antarctica is actually getting colder over most of the continent, and the warmest year ever recorded was 1998 and has been cooling ever since.
"But, Jon, the consensus of scientists around the world is that Climate Warming is occurring and we need to do something." OK, back in the 1400's, the consensus of scientists was that the world was flat and we all know how that turned out.


This is the new designation for the flu currently "sweeping" the country, We can't call it "Swine flu" anymore (even though it originated in pigs), because it may offend Muslims and is causing concern by some people who think it can be caught by eating pork. We have had a little over 100 cases in the U.S., so far, out of 300 million people. There has been one death so far. This does not appear to be a very virulent form of influenza, but if you watch the News you would swear we were having an outbreak of Ebola virus (about 85% fatal) that had mutated into an airborne disease. Wednesday night the first 40 minutes of the local news was "flu" related, the next night it was only slightly less. In a normal winter, there are millions of cases of whatever flu variety is around that year, which results in an average of 36,000 deaths every year. This is just the type of story the media loves. They go out of their way to make it as scary as possible to see if they can push the public into outright panic.
A little history lesson here. In the 1918 Flu (also a swine variety) pandemic, which killed millions of people worldwide, the flu first appeared in the Spring as a not very virulent form. It died out fairly quickly. It came back in the fall of that year in a much more virulent form and started killing people left and right. There were no vaccines then, and I'm pretty sure that if we are in for a repeat of 1918, there will be a vaccine developed by this coming Fall, but in case there isn't going to be one, I think I'll go out now, try to get infected so that in the fall I'll be immune.

Constitution Keeps Getting in the Way of Obama's Agenda

Obama, the "Messiah", wants to take your wealth and redistribute it. He wants to socialize this country, by taking control of private industries and banks. Through Government bailouts, he already controls some of the biggest banks (did you know that the Government has refused to take back bailout funds from some banks, because they would lose control over them?),the largest insurance company (AIG), has pretty much taken control of GM and Chrysler. How long do you think it will be before he comes up with an excuse to take control of the Oil Companies and other major U.S. Industries? He is a full blown Socialist, bordering very close to a Communist, who believes the U.S. Constitution is not the supreme law of the land , but something that is just getting in the way of his agenda. Don't think so? Here's a quote from him during an interview on a Chicago radio station eight years ago.

“If you look at the victories and failures of the civil rights movement, and its litigation strategy in the court, I think where it succeeded was to vest formal rights in previously dispossessed peoples, so that I would now have the right to vote, I would now be able to sit at a lunch counter and order and as long as I could pay for it I’d be okay.”

“But,” Obama said, “The Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and sort of more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society. And to that extent as radical as I think people tried to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution, as least as it’s been interpreted, and Warren Court interpreted in the same way that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties, says what the states can’t do to you, says what the federal government can’t do to you, but it doesn’t say what the federal government or the state government must do on your behalf. And that hasn’t shifted.”

Obama said “one of the, I think, the tragedies of the civil rights movement, was because the civil rights movement became so court focused, I think that there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributive change, and in some ways we still suffer from that.”

'Nough said!!