Thursday, June 29, 2006

THE ROLE OF SWINE IN AMERICAN HISTORY WAR ON TERROR




The Role of 'Swine' in American History War on Terror/Col. Bob Pappas, USMC (ret.)
September 24, 2005
- When this nation was founded, it was done so with the minds, bodies, energies and the shed blood of men and women who were willing to put everything on the line. "Give me liberty, or give me death" was the watchword of that era and it rings as true today as it did when it altered the course of human events for all time. From those days to the present through eras of war and peace it has been patriotic men and women in uniform, with the unswerving support of a united people who planted, nurtured and perpetuated this nation's magnificent heritage.Following the evil events of September 11th, 2001 America once again called upon the men and women of the Armed Forces to defend the nation's freedom and right to exist against an enemy whose objective was, and remains to destroy it. It is a bit of an understatement that the nation is imperfect and needs improvement, indeed to repent of the evil that "liberals" embrace in the guise of tolerance. That notwithstanding, the United States of America, with all its imperfections and "liberals" (yes, I realize it's redundant), when compared to others, including the Islamic Middle East, is a bright and shining beacon in the darkest moments. Men and women in uniform provide the energy of that light, without whom it would extinguish.Service men and women presently on the ramparts of freedom around the world face challenges as never before: physical dangers, forbearance of personal liberty and simple pleasures, separation from loved ones, privation, the pain of heat, cold, injury and loneliness to guard Americans against an unrelenting and vicious enemy; and, who they daily crush like a snake's head under heel. Their lives, as well as the precious memory of those who have given all is enervating to those who know history and understand their vital place in its lineage. A number of years ago, General Carl Mundy, Jr., 30th Commandant of the Marine Corps in testimony before the Congress referred to the Corps as "The Nation's 911 Force." The ignominious attacks of September 11th, 2001, called that "Force" into action, subsequently visiting terminal justice upon innumerable would-be similar aspirants.It is said of Marines, "There is no better friend, and no worse enemy," and America's Islamofacist-enemies are learning it first hand. The "911 Force" is one in which all patriotic Americans can take comfort. Because the enemy will never be able to extinguish the flame of freedom as long as there are U.S. Marines.With the passage of the 4th Anniversary of the attacks of September 11th, the day that swine in human form attacked America, there have arisen in the midst, "liberals," whose shrill utterances mark them as lending comfort to the enemy. If those pathetic souls only knew what those "swine" would do to them if they had the chance, they would not be calling for US troops to be brought home, rather they would be calling for a Crusade to convert those enemies to more civil behavior, as Christians. A recommendation for "liberals:" Buy, borrow or find a Bible in a library, unless they've all been removed by the ACLU, then, read and digest the fifth chapter of Matthew.

Monday, June 26, 2006

"THE PERSECUTION OF THE PALESTINIANS"


June 5, 2006 IssueCopyright © 2006 The American Conservative
The Persecution of the Palestinians
by Patrick J. Buchanan
“Why do they hate us?” So stunned Americans asked, after 9/11, when we learned that across the Arab world, many were saying, “The Americans had it coming.”
For a textbook example of why we are hated, consider Gaza and the West Bank. There, a brutal Israeli/U.S.-led cutoff in aid has been imposed on the Palestinians for voting the wrong way in a free election.
Immediately after Hamas’s victory, Israel halted the $55 million a month the Palestinian Authority received as its share of tax and customs revenue. Israel demanded Europe and the U.S. also end all aid to the PA until Hamas renounces terror, recognizes Israel, and disarms.
President Bush, though he was conducting a worldwide crusade for democracy and had urged that the Palestinian elections be held and Hamas participate, obediently complied. For months now, U.S. and European aid to the PA, half its budget, has been halted.
The early returns are in. “Surgeons at Gaza’s biggest hospital,” says the Financial Times, “have suspended non-essential surgery for lack of sutures, laboratory kits and anesthetics.” Environmental protection agency workers have no money for petrol to monitor sewage and industrial waste entering the water supply. Some 150,000 civil servants, 60,000 of them armed security personnel, have gone unpaid for months.
Supermarkets have to extend credit to customers who have no money for food. The Washington Post relates an incident that gives a flavor of what is happening.
“In Gaza’s gold market Monday, Nahed al-Zayim stared at the wedding ring her husband, a Palestinian police officer, gave her six years ago. She had placed it on a glass counter offering it for sale, joining several other wives of public employees who had not been paid in two months.
“Her head covered by a black veil, Zayim said she needed the proceeds from her ring to buy diapers and milk supplements for her three children, including Hazem, 4, who tugged at her tunic in the afternoon bustle. ‘This is the last one, we have no more,’ Zayim, 28, said of her ring.”
Woodrow Wilson called sanctions “the silent, deadly remedy.” Its victims are always the sick, the elderly, the women, and the children.
In March, the World Bank predicted the aid cutoff would lead to a 30 percent fall in average personal incomes among the Palestinians. The bank now considers that prediction “too rosy” and expects “the worst year in the West Bank and Gaza’s recent dismal economic history.”
Already, violent clashes have broken out between Hamas and Fatah. There is a danger of collapse of the Palestinian Authority, chaos, and a need for the Israeli army to intervene anew to restore order. Finally, May 9, under European pressure, the U.S. relented and a trickle of aid began to flow.
Query: who, besides al-Qaeda and recruiters of suicide bombers, can conceivably benefit from persecuting the Palestinian people like this? Does President Bush or Condi Rice think the Palestinians will respect an America that did this to their children, after we urged this election, called for Hamas to participate, and preached our devotion to democracy?
“The aid cut-off appears to be increasing anti-U.S. sentiment here,” writes the Post’s Scott Wilson, quoting 33-year-old pharmacist Mustafa Hasoona: “The problem is the West, not us. If they don’t respect democracy, they shouldn’t call for it. We are with this government we elected. I voted for it.”
According to the Financial Times, Hamas is winning converts for refusing to buckle. Said Khalil Abu Leila, a Hamas leader, “They have misunderstood the Arab mentality. As long as the pressure increases on Hamas, the more popular it will become.”
The White House says we don’t negotiate with terrorists. But when we had to, we did. FDR and Truman summited with Stalin at Yalta and Potsdam. Nixon met with Mao in Beijing. Kissinger negotiated with the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese at Paris. Bush I allied with Assad in the Gulf War. Clinton had Arafat to the White House too many times to count.
Rabin and Peres shared a Nobel Prize with Arafat. Netanyahu gave him Hebron. Barak offered him 95 percent of the West Bank.
Bush’s agents negotiated with the architect of the Lockerbie massacre to persuade Colonel Khaddafi to give up his WMD. In 2004, Bush’s men called it a victory for Bush diplomacy. Khaddafi’s regime had been at the top of the State Department’s list of state sponsors of terror.
The purpose of U.S.-Israeli policy today is to punish the Palestinians for how they voted and to force Hamas to yield or to collapse its government. How does such a policy win hearts and minds for America?
Terrorism has been described as waging war on innocents to break their political leaders. Is that not a fair description of what we are doing to the Palestinians? No wonder they hate us.
June 5, 2006 Issue

IS IT ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THE UNITED STATES SPLITS INTO DIFFERENT COUNTRIES?

UPDATED FOR A CURRENT POST: THIS IS A HOT SUMMER, AND I'M RUNNING OUT OF IDEAS FOR POSTING. THANK GOODNESS FOR THE RAIN TODAY! AS JULY 4TH GETS CLOSER THIS IS PERTINENT TO WHERE AMERICA GOES FROM HERE. PATRIOTISM IS MY LIFE BLOOD, AND THE FRAGMENTATION OF THE UNITED STATES MAKES ME SAD. GOD BLESS. FROM LINDA.

Posted on Thu, Nov. 24, 2005
THE OPPENHEIMER REPORT
Thanksgiving food for thought:
The Untied States of America?
BY ANDRES OPPENHEIMERaoppenheimer@herald.com
NEW YORK -- If you are preparing a Thanksgiving dinner toast, you may want to cherish the fact that the United States is still one single nation, under one flag. Judging from some of the books I've been reading lately, it may not be that way for much longer.
Growing numbers of futurologists are forecasting that not only the United States but Mexico and several other Latin American countries are likely to split into smaller states in coming decades. The flag to which you are pledging allegiance today may not be your children's flag, they say.
Last year, Samuel Huntington, a world-renowned Harvard University political scientist, made headlines with a book called Who We Are, in which he warned with alarm that America's territorial integrity is being threatened by the country's growing Hispanic population.
HISPANIC INFLUX
Huntington's book argued that, unlike previous immigrants, Hispanics come from a poverty-ridden neighboring country, are entering the United States massively, concentrate in a few U.S. states, and are maintaining their native language.
Worst, he says, they come from a country that is still sore at having lost half its territory to the United States, and they ''could assert a historical claim to U.S. territory.'' (If you wonder why I think all of this is Hispanic-phobic rubbish, I invite you to read my Feb. 26, 2004, column posted on Herald.com; click on Today's Extras).
Now, a soon-to-be-published book by Juan Enriquez, a former Harvard professor turned genomics entrepreneur, makes a far more insightful case for the likelihood of new states -- or countries -- in the Americas.
A CHANGING WORLD
His book, The Untied States of America , reminds us that, in 1950, the United Nations had 50 member countries. Today, the number has grown to 191.
And the trend seems to be toward more new countries. From 1900 to 1950 the world saw an average of 1.2 new countries a year; from 1950 to 1990 the rate grew to 2.2 new countries a year; and between 1990 and now, to 3.1 new nations a year.
''We have paid little attention to how many countries split and disappear because our own hemisphere has been remarkably stable,'' Enriquez says. ``We have generated no true new borders on the American continent since 1910. But this stability may be coming to an end.''
DIVIDING LINES
Countries, like marriages or corporations, often reach a breaking point, and split up or die. Most often, it is the richest regions -- not the poorest ones -- that seek to ''untie'' first. They feel they are giving more than they are getting from their current partnerships, and they want out, he says.
In the United States, rich states such as New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Minnesota are increasingly angry about giving more in taxes than they are getting back. Noting that most of these are ''blue'' [Democratic] states and are not part of the southern U.S. Bible Belt, he says their residents ``have a lot more in common with Canadians than they do with those living in red [pro-Bush] states.''
Rather than a Mexican takeover of southern U.S. states, we may see Hispanic populations in southern U.S. states and northern Mexico seeking ''in-between states'' a la Puerto Rico, perhaps -- if they feel alienated from their respective central governments, he says. Watch ongoing regional autonomy drives in Britain and Spain, he says.
In Mexico, Enriquez sees a possible breakup in four nations: the north (``NAFTA country''), Central Mexico (Mexico City and its surroundings), indigenous Mexico (Chiapas, Guerrero and Oaxaca) and the new Maya (Yucat√°n, Campeche and Quintana Roo).
AN UNLIKELY EVENT
My opinion? I doubt we'll see a flurry of new countries in the Americas. (However, I wouldn't be surprised to see Bolivia's wealthy Santa Cruz region following that route in the event that radical Indian candidate Evo Morales takes power through a ''street coup'' in the event of losing next month's presidential elections).
But, as any Old World map reminds us, things change. Most likely, as Enriquez himself admits, barring a significant improvement in good governance, we may see a growing trend toward unhappy regions seeking greater autonomy within an umbrella of free association, or common markets.
The elements are there: unhappy regions, governments that are progressively unable to satisfy their people's expectations and supranational projects.
Food for Thanksgiving thought.

JEWISH NATIONALISM IS JUST OK BUT THE REST OF US MUST ACCEPT AND LIVE WITH DESTRUCTIVE MULTI-CULTURALISM

By Beebee: I heard Kenny B. report this on the radio this morning, so I did a search online to find the article. Why the Kool-Aid pitcher to the side, you may ask? Well this is the Kool-Aid award to all of the brain-washed gentiles out there that are beaten down to believe that multi-culturalism and diversity is the medicine to cure them from their desire to band together in cohesive units. We are supposed to move out of the way, and allow others to move ahead of us in job promotions, in school choices and be accepting of those that do nothing to promote the continuance of European American culture. As a matter of fact, we are supposed to celebrate the fact that we are being pushed out of the way all in the name of progress. It is the Jew that pushes for tolerance more than any other ethnic group in our society, but look below at the separateness that they desire for their own. Yes, the Jew alone should be able to build their strong communities and set up organizations to serve their own. The Jew for the most part, as the figures in this article support marry within their own ethnicity, and this gives them extraordinary political clout in shaping the direction that a city and state that they reside in will take in the future. Now, if white Christians tried to set up such a community for themselves, how well do you think that would fly in the media?

ajc.com > MetroJewish numbers show big jump Community doesn't fit any single mold By MARCIA LANGHENRYThe Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionPublished on: 06/26/06
Atlanta now has the 11th-largest Jewish population in America, up from 17th place a decade ago.
A study commissioned by the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta said 119,800 Atlantans identify themselves as Jewish, up 60 percent from the last study in 1995.
The growth matches metro Atlanta's overall population increase, according to Jacob Ukeles, president of Ukeles Associates of New York, which conducted the study.
"It's growing like gangbusters," said Steven Rakitt, Jewish Federation CEO.
Meanwhile, some cities are losing Jewish residents, including Philadelphia, which lost about 50,000 in the last 20 years, Ukeles said.
The study highlights differences between Atlanta's Jewish population and those in other metropolitan cities.
Atlanta's Jewish population is considered a "hybrid community," about equally split between residents who have lived here 20 years or more and those who are newcomers. It also has a high rate of interfaith marriages and a high number of young children, he said.
Of even greater interest to the federation, though, are the different needs of Atlanta's Jewish population as pertains to their geographic location.
"You really have tremendous diversity from community to community," he said.
For example, in the Dunwoody/Sandy Springs area, 90 percent of married Jewish couples are both Jewish and only 10 percent are interfaith. In contrast, in Gwinnett, 80 percent of Jewish marriages are interfaith.
In addition, Atlanta's Jewish population is less transient. Only 3 percent of those asked said they planned to move out of the area within three years.
"I don't plan to move for a long time," said Betsy Kramer of Alpharetta. "Greater Atlanta in general, as well as Alpharetta, is a Jewish destination," she said.
That's the kind of information the federation will use to target programs and services tailor-made for Jewish people who are putting down roots in Atlanta and helping build new communities.
"When you come here, you are looking to be part of a community. We are preparing to do that in a better way," Rakitt said.
The Jewish Federation most recently has focused its attentions on the north metro area, particularly Alpharetta, where it opened a campus in April housing several Jewish agencies and organizations and offering a variety of programs and services.
"It makes me feel like it's not just [about] inside-the-perimeter people. We are part of the Jewish community," said Kramer, who helped plan for the center.
"I think people realize they create what they want. It's not your grandparents'; it's a new community. You make it what it is."
Marty Kogon, new president of the federation, said that when he came to Atlanta in 1958, there were three synagogues. Today there are 36, with half inside and half outside the perimeter. Nearly all of those outside are on the northside. The same holds true for the number and location of agencies and affiliates.
One new northside congregation has grown 50 percent in the last year to 360 families, although it doesn't even have a building. Services are held at various sites in Alpharetta, Duluth and Norcross.
Congregation Dor Tamid president Mark Kopkin said that while funds are being raised to build the synagogue on Parsons Road in north Fulton, the attendance at Sunday School is already the third largest in metro Atlanta with 450 children.
The need is tremendous for children's programming and social services for the young families, he said. Once that is addressed, he projects an increase in need for seniors' services when grandparents move to the area.
(so the programs that have been set up for everyone else is not good enough for them, right? by BeeBee)

Find this article at: http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/stories/0626metjewish.html

Sunday, June 25, 2006

QUOTE FROM ARTICLE "SOME 86% OF PEDOPHILES DESCRIBED THEMSELVES AS HOMOSEXUAL OR BISEXUAL" WE MUST STOP THE GAY COMMUNITY'S AGENDA!


Photo to left is Mr. David Parker who was arrested for speaking out and demanding that he know when his child was exposed to homosexual propaganda in the public school. His child was in kindergarten, and his name may be googled on this blog to find related posting. By Beebee








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Monday, April 29, 2002
Report: Pedophilia more common among 'gays'Research purports to reveal 'dark side' of homosexual culture
Posted: April 29, 20021:00 a.m. Eastern
By Jon Dougherty
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Child molestation and pedophilia occur far more commonly among homosexuals than among heterosexuals on a per capita basis, according to a new study.
"Overwhelming evidence supports the belief that homosexuality is a sexual deviancy often accompanied by disorders that have dire consequences for our culture," wrote Steve Baldwin in, "Child Molestation and the Homosexual Movement," soon to be published by the Regent University Law Review.
Baldwin is the executive director of the Council for National Policy in Washington, D.C.
"It is difficult to convey the dark side of the homosexual culture without appearing harsh," wrote Baldwin. "However, it is time to acknowledge that homosexual behavior threatens the foundation of Western civilization – the nuclear family."
Though the homosexual community and much of the media scoff at such accusations, Baldwin – who chaired the California Assembly's Education committee, where he fought against support for the homosexual agenda in the state's public schools – says in his report that homosexual activists' "efforts to target children both for their own sexual pleasure and to enlarge the homosexual movement" constitute an "unmistakable" attack on "the family unit."
Baldwin's research is substantiated in a recently completed body of work written by Dr. Judith Reisman, president of the Institute for Media Education and author of numerous authoritative books debunking sexual myths, including "Kinsey, Crimes & Consequences."
In her thesis – also written for the Regent University Law Review – Reisman cited psychologist Eugene Abel, whose research found that homosexuals "sexually molest young boys with an incidence that is occurring from five times greater than the molestation of girls. …"
Abel also found that non-incarcerated "child molesters admitted from 23.4 to 281.7 acts per offender … whose targets were males."
"The rate of homosexual versus heterosexual child sexual abuse is staggering," said Reisman, who was the principal investigator for an $800,000 Justice Department grant studying child pornography and violence. "Abel’s data of 150.2 boys abused per male homosexual offender finds no equal (yet) in heterosexual violations of 19.8 girls."
Jay Heavener, spokesman for PFLAG – Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, counters that federal crime data refute claims that homosexuals molest children at higher rates than heterosexuals.
"According to data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), this claim is false," he told WND by e-mail. "The gay and lesbian community calls into question any dubious research which flies in the face of our own experience."
And Gary Schoener, a clinical psychologist who has been diagnosing and treating clergy abuse for 28 years, told Salon.com, "There are far more heterosexual cases than homosexual."
In terms of sheer numbers, that may be true. But in terms of numbers of children abused per offender, homosexuals abuse with far greater frequency; and boys, research shows, are the much-preferred target.
Baldwin says evidence he examined disproves the assertion that child molestation is more prevalent among heterosexuals. Both he and Reisman found that media coverage of adult homosexual abuse of minors is also slanted.
"The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) recently boasted that although homosexuals are less than two percent of the population, three-fourths of the people who decide the content of the front page of the New York Times are homosexual," Reisman wrote.
That one fact is especially noteworthy, experts point out, given the recent child sex scandals taking place within the American Catholic church.
A survey by WorldNetDaily of recent news reports found that rarely did the media describe priestly sexual abuse as "homosexual" or "gay" activity – even though the worst incidents involved male-to-male contact, and a spate of investigative reports has revealed that the Vatican is concerned about an upsurge of homosexuals in seminary schools throughout the world.
Gay press promotes sex with children
Baldwin says his research not only "confirms that homosexuals molest children at a rate vastly higher than heterosexuals," but it found that "the mainstream homosexual culture" even "commonly promotes sex with children."
"The editorial board of the leading pedophile academic journal, Paidika, is dominated by prominent homosexual scholars such as San Francisco State University professor John DeCecco, who happens to edit the Journal of Homosexuality," Baldwin wrote.
During his research, he also found:
The Journal of Homosexuality recently published a special double-issue entitled, "Male Intergenerational Intimacy," containing many articles portraying sex between men and minor boys as loving relationships. One article said parents should look upon the pedophile who loves their son "not as a rival or competitor, not as a theft of their property, but as a partner in the boy's upbringing, someone to be welcomed into their home."
In 1995 the homosexual magazine "Guide" said, "We can be proud that the gay movement has been home to the few voices who have had the courage to say out loud that children are naturally sexual" and "deserve the right to sexual expression with whoever they choose. …" The article went on to say: "Instead of fearing being labeled pedophiles, we must proudly proclaim that sex is good, including children's sexuality … we must do it for the children's sake."
Larry Kramer, the founder of ACT-UP, a noted homosexual activist group, wrote in his book, "Report from the Holocaust: The Making of an AIDS Activist": "In those instances where children do have sex with their homosexual elders, be they teachers or anyone else, I submit that often, very often, the child desires the activity, and perhaps even solicits it."
In a study of advertisements in the influential homosexual newspaper, The Advocate, Reisman found ads for a "Penetrable Boy Doll … available in three provocative positions. She also found that the number of erotic boy images in each issue of The Advocate averaged 14.
Homosexual newspapers and travel publications advertise prominently for countries where boy prostitution is heavy, such as Burma, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
Homosexuality 'youth-oriented'?
"Research on the homosexual lifestyle confirms it is almost exclusively a youth-oriented culture," Baldwin wrote. "Very few gays exhibit preference for older men."
"Some admit to focus on teenage boys," he said, "some on prepubescent boys, and many cross over between categories."
A 1988 study detailed in Baldwin's report found that most pedophiles even consider themselves to be "gay." According to the study, "Archives of Sexual Behavior," some 86 percent of pedophiles described themselves as homosexual or bisexual. Also, the study found, the number of teenage male prostitutes who identify as homosexuals has risen from 10 percent to 60 percent in the past 15 years.
When asked what he thought about critics who attempt to debunk his research, Baldwin said the results speak for themselves.
"For them to say this theory is false is to call many of the homosexual movement's leaders liars," he said. "Most of my evidence comes right from the gay community."
"I managed to find enough evidence that my thesis – child molestation is an integral part of the homosexual movement – is a valid thesis," Baldwin told WorldNetDaily.
Other experts have also found a distinct pattern between child sex abusers and the incidence of homosexuality.
"How long can psychologists be in denial about the significance of the dark side, and ignore what it implies about the homosexual condition? And there's a matter of even greater concern. How long will psychologists
eagerly throw open the door to gay life for every sexually confused teenager?" writes Joseph Nicolosi, Ph.D, on behalf of NARTH – the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality – a group that says it exists to "provide psychological understanding of the cause, treatment and behavior patterns associated with homosexuality, within the boundaries of a civil public dialogue."
The North American Man-Boy Love Association, or NAMBLA, is "a group that openly promotes sex with minor boys and claims that boy-lovers respond to the needs of the boys they love," Baldwin said in his report.
The group is often endorsed by "many of the homosexual movement's most prominent leaders," he said.
Advocacy moving to schools
Promotion of the "gay and lesbian lifestyle" is increasing in the nation's public schools.
A WND survey of homosexual-oriented websites found that almost every group has some sort of program to "educate" teachers, school administrators and other school employees about the homosexual lifestyle:

GLSEN – the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network – bills itself as "the largest national network of parents, students, educators and others" specifically formed to end "discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression in K-12 schools. Two recent press released boasted of the Broward County (Fla.) school board approving GLSEN-sponsored "training for teachers."
A student activist working with GLSEN officials has managed to "give voice" recently to "gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students" at California schools;
PFLAG has created a national campaign called, "From Our House to the Schoolhouse," distributing to school officials – among other materials – a booklet entitled, "Just the Facts About Sexual Orientation and Youth: A Primer For Principals, Educators, & School Personnel. [Editor's note: Readers need the Adobe PDF reader to open and read this file.]
Though most school-related programs are sold to administrators and parents as programs designed simply to end persecution of homosexuals and lesbians, none disclose what Baldwin says is compelling evidence that homosexuality is harmful to children.
"What … does the academic literature say about the relationship between homosexuality and child molestation? Quite a bit, actually," he wrote, quoting data compiled by the Family Research Institute: "Scientific studies confirm a strong pedophilic predisposition among homosexuals."
The institute, after reviewing more than 19 studies and peer-reviewed reports in a 1985 "Psychological Reports" article, found that homosexuals account for between 25 and 40 percent of all child molestation.
"But this number is low," Baldwin says, "due to the fact that many reporters will not report if a child molester is a homosexual, even if he knows that to be the case."
Related story:
Pedophile lawsuit goes class action?
Jon E. Dougherty is the author of "Illegals: The Imminent Threat Posed by Our Unsecured U.S.-Mexico Border."

GOOD ARTICLE ABOUT THE ACLU: MY DIFFERENT COLORS DEPICT THE GAY'S RAINBOW AND HOPEFULLY ALLOW DIFFERENT PARTS TO STAND OUT!


ACLU fulfilling communist agenda
Posted: December 3, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern
By Devvy Kidd
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Every day, the headlines scream with some new threat from the American Civil Liberties Union. I believe it's important to look behind the curtain and discover the origins of groups and organizations to better understand their activities.
The ACLU was founded in the 1920s by Roger Baldwin and Crystal Eastman, described as a "progressive" and "the perfect feminist."
Earl Browder was general secretary of the Communist Party of the United States from 1930 through its dissolution in 1944. When the party was reconstituted as the Communist Political Association later that year,
Browder was chosen as its president. Browder proudly proclaimed that the ACLU functioned as "a transmission belt" for the party. To deny the ACLU's founding was attached at the hip to communist organizations is to deny what can easily be proven as truth.
For the past few decades, the ACLU has been on a major crusade to destroy Christianity in America, promote filth under "freedom of speech and expression," and of course, vigorously defend the homosexual culture of death. On Jan. 10, 1963, Congressman Albert S. Herlong Jr., D-Fla., read a list of 45 communist goals into the Congressional Record. Below are the communist goals being implemented by the ACLU in their quest to destroy America's culture and traditions:
Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions, by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all form of artistic expression. An American communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings," substituting shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.
Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."
Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.
Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and television.
Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural and healthy."

Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a "religious crutch."
Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the grounds that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."
Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of "the big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since the communists took over. Obliterating the American past, with its antecedents in principles of freedom, liberty and private ownership is a major goal of the communists then and now.
Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture – education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
Anyone who has been following the destructive path of the ACLU can easily see how effective these communist goals have been implemented to "promote democracy" and protect your "civil rights." Lenin stated: "Communism alone is capable of providing really complete democracy." (See Tucker, "The Lenin Anthology"). James Madison, known as the "Father of the Constitution" had something different to say about a democracy:
Democracy is the most vile form of government ... democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention, have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property, and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.
Perhaps it's time to recognize the ACLU as the American Communist Lawyers Union instead of their disingenuous "civil rights" stage name.
No organization can exist without memberships and funding. It is inconceivable to me how anyone who claims to be a Christian, lawyer or layman, could belong to such an anti-American organization as the ACLU. Burn your card and get out. Organizations like Working Assets, tobacco companies and big corporations all donate to the ACLU, which in turn uses that money to buy the favors of those who serve in Congress – who vote to unconstitutionally fund the activities of the ACLU under the Civil Rights Attorney's Fees Awards Act of 1976.
If Americans really want to put the ACLU out of business, remove yourself as a member of their organization, boycott companies that donate to them and demand these public servants in Congress repeal the unconstitutional funding of this subversive organization.
There is no justification under Art. 1, Sec. 8, to steal from the people's treasury to give money to the ACLU or any other organization for "civil rights" lawsuits. Your Congress critter will be in your district during the month of December – make the most of it.
Devvy Kidd authored the booklet, "Why A Bankrupt America and Blind Loyalty," which has sold close to 2 million copies. She has been a guest more than 1,600 times on radio shows, run for Congress twice and is a highly sought after public speaker.
To learn more about Devvy, please visit her website.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

WAKE UP AMERICA BECAUSE LIBERALS ARE OUT TO DESTROY ALL THAT IS DECENT IN SOCIETY AND THEY ARE A VOCAL MINORITY WITH THE POWER OF AN ATOM BOMB!






By Beebee: As you can see that we have an obvious homosexual adult male riding a bike with children's cartoon characters that I assume he believes have gay characteristics to celebrate his sickness. Now, when the media allows gay right advocates to tell us that gay couples make good foster parents, are you stupid enough to buy into that.? Would you want this Mr. Fruit Loops that is riding this bike to watch your child? Then we have a photo of males that are gay, and disgustingly showing just how lewd they are willing to act in society. But what is so bad about this photo of the gay sailors' depiction is that it is a slap in the faces of the millions of men that are serving in the Navy and have served in the Navy that live decent and moral lives. For those of you that do not know the big A that is shown in a pattern of designs is the symbol of the American Aetheist Society, and then we have the brave lesbian proud to walk holding a sign that displays the ACLU (Anti-Christian Liberties Union), and she is telling people like me that her rights trump our rights and we better not &@@! with her. You see the ACLU will protect her rights, and they do it by extorting money out of our pockets! Wake up moral Americans because these perfect examples of a communist agenda are out to destroy our culture. If we sit back and think that God will take care of it, that is foolish because that is what God gave us brains for. We are the ones with the God instilled values to fight these denziens of soicety, and if we remain silent we will go the way of Amsterdam. These minorities are organized and vocal, and they holler fowl when we criticize because those of us that speak out are way out numbered on blogs and we are under represented on television. We have Ellen with her lesbian show, we have Oprah parading gays and transvestites on her program (even ones that have had sex changes), we have all of the media that promoted the gay cowboy movie and we have those that say gays should be allowed to marry and adopt children. It makes me angry that seemingly straight people say they see nothing wrong with homosexuals being in the foster care program and adopting children, and I truly think that people that think like that are living in a make believe world. In my opinion, children would be better off raising themselves, than being psychologically damaged by living in a home with gays. Wake up and be vocal about the direction our Country is headed or our future generations will be overwhelmed by the morally bankrupt members of our society. Unfortunately, the odds are against us because these pictures are the evidence that we have fallen in our responsiblity to defend our rights. I say that we push our representatives to vote for a ban against the ACLU being able to use tax dollars to fight against our values in the United States. The ACLU, the ADL and Now are all communist groups that are not pro-American at all! And these are not the only groups that we are fighting by no means.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

SORRY MR. SMITH, THE NEW WORLD ORDER SAYS THAT YOU NO LONGER HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEACH




Is Catholicism now 'unacceptable'?
by Patrick Buchanan

Jun 20, 2006
Jun 16, 2006 On the political roundtable "21 This Week," on Maryland's tiny Access Montgomery cable channel 21, Robert J. Smith has been a regular panelist. Introduced as a "Republican activist," Smith was also Gov. Robert Ehrlich's appointee on the Metro Transit Authority board.
No more. Smith has been fired for remarks that the GOP governor considers "inappropriate, insensitive and unacceptable." What did Smith say? Did he cut loose into some racist rant using the "n" word?
Nope. One of the panelists on "21 This Week" had volunteered that Mary Cheney, the vice president's daughter who has come out of the closet, would not want the federal government interfering in her life. Smith interrupted: "That's fine, that's fine. But that doesn't mean that the government should proffer a special place of entitlement within the laws of the United States for persons of sexual deviancy."
Parsing that statement, what was Smith saying? That the feds should not intrude into private lives, but neither should the feds grant special privileges to homosexuals. Smith was also saying that, in his view, homosexuals are "persons of sexual deviancy." In short, Smith was saying what most Americans have always thought.
But at the next meeting of the Metro board, he was confronted by D.C. member James Graham, a homosexual activist, who demanded that Smith recant and apologize, or be fired by the governor.
Smith held his ground. "Homosexual behavior, in my view, is deviant," Smith said. "I'm a Roman Catholic."
He added, "The comments I make outside of my (Metro board job) I'm entitled to make." Moreover, said Smith, these were personal beliefs that have "nothing to do with running trains and buses, and have not affected my actions or decisions on the board."
Five hours later, Gov. Ehrlich, in a tight re-election race, fired Smith. The episode is instructive for what it says about the correlation of forces in America's religious war.
To save himself, Ehrlich threw Smith to the wolves. He declined to defend traditional Christian teaching on homosexuality – i.e., that it is unnatural and immoral, ruinous to body and soul alike. Ehrlich sacrificed one of his own to appease the homosexuals and their media auxiliary, rather than defy their moral authority.
Smith was fired by a Republican governor for standing by a truth rooted in 2,000 years of Catholic doctrine, Natural Law, the Torah, the Islamic faith, the teachings of every Christian denomination and the laws of every Western nation up to the late 20th century. One has yet to hear a word in defense of this faithful son from the Catholic hierarchy of the Washington area.
As for homosexuality, where it has been prevalent – in the late Roman Empire, Weimar Germany, San Francisco – it has been regarded as a mark of and a metaphor for moral decadence and societal decline.
But the bottom line is this: What is the truth? Is homosexuality moral or immoral, natural or unnatural, normal and healthy or deviant and destructive behavior?
In 1983, when the AIDS epidemic first broke onto the national scene, this writer wrote in a column predicting scores of thousands could perish: "The poor homosexuals. They have declared war against nature, and nature is exacting an awful retribution."
This sentence restated the Natural Law teaching of Thomas Aquinas. Homosexuality is against nature, contra naturam. It also said what was, by then, obvious to all. Acts that cannot be described in this publication were transmitting a dread and deadly disease that was killing homosexuals in the hundreds, and would soon kill them in the scores of thousands.
Indeed, a subsequent clamor by homosexuals for a mass government education program on the use of condoms suggested they knew exactly how and why the disease was spreading.
But in a May 28 column, Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times accused this writer, Ronald Reagan and the Rev. Jerry Falwell of "behaving more immorally" in the 1980s than the clientele of "the San Francisco bathhouses." It was our "indifference to the suffering of gays," said Kristof, that "allowed the epidemic to spread."
Not a word of reproof – or even of recognition – may be found in Kristof's column against those who actually spread the disease that has now killed millions. Nick knows his readers.
What does all of this tell us? Our society is being marinated in lies – the lie that homosexuality is a natural, normal and healthy lifestyle; the lie that those who think otherwise are all hateful bigots; the lie that the diseases that afflict the homosexual community are the fault of an uncaring society.
Humankind cannot stand too much truth, said T.S. Eliot.
In the matter of Robert Smith, there was indeed intolerance: a savage intolerance of one man with the courage to declare Christian truths in the face of the fabricated and fake faith that has become the established religion of America's secular elite.
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By Beebee: In a smart move, both Cathy Cox and Mark Taylor, Democrat contenders for Governor of Georgia decided to bypass attending the Gay Pride Festival in Atlanta. I just do not get this culture of people that have been raised to support this deviant life style, and not criticize for fear of being politically incorrect. Gays, such as the ones that act in a lewd manner in Gay Priide are sick in they have not a care in the world for the children that may be watching them. I have heard this argument, "no one chooses to be gay." On this survey, see link, only 22% responded that they would like a pill that could make them heterosexual and less than 15% said they did not know. So, I still believe that being gay to be a life style choice vs. genetic.
http://www.bgay.com/cgi-bin/poll/ppoll.cgi



Wednesday, June 21, 2006

MAINLY FOR KAT- FOR INTEREST IN HISTORIC FILMS

The first movie mentioned in this list "Madison" completed in 2005, and starred Jim Cazizal (I know I botched the spelling of his name-he played Jesus in the "Passion of Christ). It is based upon the Madison Regatta, which is the annual hydorplane boat race held fourth of July weekend in Madison, IN. Ms. Madison won the cup in 2001, I believe. The rest of what follows is taken is copied and pasted from the Madison Courier. Kat, you can probably call the library to see if you can get a VHS of the movie "The Town" , all highlighted. I told you I'd find it! By Beebee

“Madison” is not the first dramatic film ever made here — or the only time the beauty of this historic town has been put on film.
Six times Madison has been the subject or the setting for a movie that shows off its natural beauty, its architectural significance, its residents, or all three.
“Some Came Running”
The movie version of James Jones’ sequel to his best-selling novel “From Here to Eternity” is known at least by name to many Madisonians. It’s a late-1950s melodrama about drunken cynicism, hypocrisy and the frustration of an occasionally-published writer who thinks he is washed up, but who really just needs to love and to be loved. The title comes from an early passage in the book about writer Dave Hirsch’s reception when he returns to his hometown: “Some came running, some turned away ...”
When MGM decided in early 1958 to film “Some Came Running,” it sought a Midwestern town suitable for framing as Parkman, Indiana, scene of the story. Madison was judged to fit the bill perfectly. Frank Sinatra, a very young Shirley MacLaine and Dean Martin (trying to step out of the shadow of Jerry Lewis) were signed to star in the picture, the story of an alcoholic writer just out of the Army who is bringing his bitterness and cynicism about everything back to his hometown.
MacLaine made a number of friends in Madison during the cast and crew’s three weeks here filming exteriors. Martin was judged afterward to have behaved like a gentleman toward the locals. But Sinatra left a bad taste in the mouths of many Madisonians, with reports of his having ripped a telephone out of the wall at the old Hillside Hotel (now the Hillside Inn) and of his punching out an inoffensive hotel desk clerk.
The tensions don’t show in the movie, which features some fine acting and was nominated for five Academy Awards, but won none.
While the film version of Jones’ novel is the best-known cinematic rendering of Madison’s scenery, there was another dramatic movie filmed here in more modern times, plus at least four other, documentary-type films have featured our city as their topic.
“The Living Years”
Madisonian Chris Allen’s charming little drama “The Living Years” was filmed in his hometown of Madison in 1995. The movie tells the story of a young man and woman, their romance and marriage, and her tragic death. The climactic moments in the film concerned the reactions of the bereaved husband — played by Allen himself — to the loss of the woman he loved, played by fellow Madisonian Kelly Campbell.
A number of other local residents who were amateur actors appeared in leading and supporting roles in the film also.
Allen decided to write the screenplay, then try to turn it into a film, in memory of a boyhood friend who died in a traffic accident while both were students at Madison Consolidated High School. He formed RACSO Motion Pictures to market the film, finally obtaining financial backing. It was premiered at the Sherman Auditorium at MCHS, Allen’s alma mater.
Allen moved to Indianapolis in 1999, and is continuing his career as a writer and director of motion pictures that tell of the dramatic impact of events on everyday people.
"Madison in the ‘30s”
The earliest known film about Madison was made during 1936-38 by a group of Indiana University students. Their class assignment: Film a typical Indiana town, showing its residents, its businesses, civic activities, schools, and the like. Merchants were to be charged a small fee to have their businesses shown in the film, with that money going toward production costs; then, when it was ready, the movie would be shown at the local theater.
Filming went fine in Madison until the time came to show the silent, 16-millimeter movie at the Ohio Theater. The Ohio’s projector was a 35-millimeter, and so it couldn’t be used to show the film. What to do? Harold Lohrig was one of the first people around Madison to take home movies of his family and others, and he had shot some of the footage in the “Madison in the ‘30s” movie. Lohrig had one of the few 16-millimeter projectors in town, and he was persuaded to bring it to the theater and show the film twice. The viewers were disappointed at the small size of the images, and the project was abandoned. The students made a present of the single print to Lohrig, who put it away in his closet for safekeeping.
Many years later, one of Lohrig’s sons, Graham, concerned that the film would start to deteriorate, began checking to see if someone would agree to have it transferred to video to preserve it. The Cornerstone Preservation Society agreed to do so, thus ensuring that the irreplaceable film could be seen by future generations.
Prominent Madisonians shown in the old black-and-white movie include high school band director Harold Rothert; grocer Wilbur Wehner and his wife Fern; John Knoebel, father of the present-day John and Joe Knoebel; Bill Hertz, father of Bill Jr., who operates Hertz Shoes; a then-teenage Charles “Shotgun” Harrod, father of Charles “Pete” Harrod, showing off with a cigarette and a milkshake in front of Rogers Drug Store. The downtown itself and its landmarks have changed remarkably little. The courthouse, the Masonic building, the two downtown schools, the churches, the four downtown firehouses, all look familiar.
“The Town”
During World War II, the War Department was seeking a “typical” Midwestern town where it could shoot a morale-boosting film to help the war effort. “The Town” chosen was Madison.

As in the 1930s movie, many scenes of Madison are immediately recognizable and little-changed from that day to this. People in this film include the Tony Dattilo Sr. family gathered around the dinner table. The narrator gives the family name the traditional Italian pronunciation: “dah TEE loh.”
Judge Harry Nichols and attorney Joe Cooper, who was the town’s most prominent lawyer in those days, appear in a trial at the courthouse. The narrator states that Nichols is friendly to Cooper “despite political attacks he made on the judge in the last election campaign.” Not likely; they were both Republicans.
Footage shot inside The Madison Courier plant shows the late publisher and owner Michael E. Garber looking over the finished product.
“Remembering Madison, 1961”
“Remembering Madison, 1961” shows numerous local schoolchildren of the time who are still alive and well in their 50s or 60s.
The old film, originally made by Associated Film Productions as part of its “This Is Your City” series, was re-issued with a wraparound made in 1990, the 30th anniversary of the founding of Historic Madison Inc. John Galvin, then-president of HMI, and other prominent citizens of the time, including Perin Scott and the late Dotti Reindollar, narrated the 1990 wraparound for the black-and-white 1961 film.
Footage was shot at local banks, the schools, Madison Cubs games, and the like. For instance, Michael Garber’s successor as publisher, his son-in-law Don R. Wallis, and Garber’s grandson who was later editor of The Madison Courier, Mike Neal, appear in two scenes. Also shown are various business leaders and other “movers and shakers” of Madison of 1961.
“Madison: A Story-book City”
This 1988 documentary about Madison, made by King’s Daughters’ Hospital in cooperation with the city of Madison and the Madison-Jefferson County Public Library, is short — just slightly over 10 minutes — but it manages to pack a lot of information into those 10 minutes.
The narrator gives the viewer a quick trip through Madison’s history, illustrated by old photos and woodcuts, revealing such interesting bits of information as the fact that Madison was the greatest “porkopolis” or pork-packing center in the country, and that many of the grandiose old buildings still standing were built by early Madisonians with an eye to the city’s becoming Indiana’s capital, which never happened.
The narrator also relates that one of Madison’s distinctions, being the starting point for the first railroad west of the Appalachians, was a two-edged sword: It began the decline of pork packing, as shipment by river was no longer as necessary due to the trains.
A feature that unites four of the five films is the fact that the opening scenes of all but “Remembering Madison, 1961” feature panoramic views of the city from the Kentucky hills, displaying the Ohio River and the Madison-Milton bridge. One of these was the “Some Came Running” opening scene, shot inside a White Star bus driven by the late Bill Lockridge (a Madisonian who really was a bus driver) bringing Sinatra and MacLaine to Parkman.
All the old movies mentioned here are available on VHS at the Madison-Jefferson County Public Library.
By Wayne Engle
The Madison Courier

LOOTERS JOKE OF THE MONTH STRAIGHT FROM THE BAYOU


Subject: Pearly Gates
St Peter looked up and over 1000 folks from New Orleans were converging on the Pearly Gates.

Never having had more than one or two persons a day from New Orleans before, he ran to God and asked him what to do.

God told him, "Don't worry, St Peter. There's been a terrible flood in New Orleans. That's the reason for the large number of New Orleanians showing up at once."

St Peter ran back to the Pearly Gates and then ran right back to Godyelling, "They're gone, they're gone!"

God said calmly, "St Peter, those 1000 people from New Orleans could not be gone that quickly."

St Peter said, "No, the Pearly Gates! They're gone!"

SOME CLARIFICATION ON THE JEWISH QUESTION BY DENNIS PRAGER

So many types of Jews, so little clarity
By Dennis Prager
http://www.JewishWorldReview.com Among the most frequently asked questions about Jews are: Why are Jews overwhelmingly liberal? Why are so few religious?
Before answering the question of why Jews tend toward the Left — and before proceeding with any of our analysis of Jews — it is necessary to understand the various groups that comprise the Jewish people.
In the most general sense, Jews fall into two categories: those who identify as Jews and those who do not (or do so only when forced to do so by outsiders). The latter may be called "non-Jewish Jews," a term coined by an early 20th-century Jewish radical, Isaac Deutscher, to describe himself.
The non-Jewish Jew is someone who is born to a Jewish parent but who chooses not to identify with either the Jewish community or Judaism. Such a person is not necessarily hostile to Jews; but these Jews often play an important role in society. Examples are the many college professors who have Jewish family names but who do not identify in any way with the Jewish community or religion. As we shall see when attempting to explain Jewish liberalism and leftism, their lack of identity — often complemented by an antipathy to American national identity — helps explain most of their social and political views.
I do not include among non-Jewish Jews those people who are born Jewish and convert to another religion, such as Christianity. These are Christians who happen to be born Jews, not non-Jewish Jews.
The second category of Jews consists of Jews who do identify as Jews — meaning that they identify with the Jewish community or with Judaism or with both.
Among identifying Jews are secular Jews and religious Jews.
An identifying Jew can be a secular, even an atheistic, Jew. Indeed the founders of the modern state of Israel were secular Jews, men and women whose entire being was suffused with Jewish identity, but who were completely irreligious. They strongly believed, as did the founder of modern Zionism — the completely secular Theodore Herzl — that the Jewish people needed to live in their homeland just as the French or English needed to live in their countries.
Given that the basis of Jewish peoplehood and identity is religious — Abraham became the first Jew by virtue of his belief in the one God; Moses is a thoroughly religious figure who brings the Jews to the borders of a divinely promised land, Israel; and the entire founding history of the Jews is contained in a religious work, the Hebrew Bible — the notion of a secular Jew identifying as a Jew is intellectually inconsistent. But that has not mattered to the many Jews who dropped Jewish beliefs yet remained committed to their Jewish identity and to the welfare of the Jewish people.
For some Jews, Jewish identity is so strong that no matter what their religious views, they wish to continue to identify as Jews. This is not only true of secular identifying Jews. At the other end of the religious spectrum are a small number of Jews who convert to Christianity and who also do not wish to relinquish their identification as Jews (thus calling themselves "Messianic Jews" and "Jews for Jesus" rather than "Christians").
Finally, among religiously identifying Jews, there are three major religious denominations — Reform, Conservative and Orthodox. Roughly speaking, the Orthodox believe in the divine origin of both a Written Law (the Torah) and an Oral Law (found in the Mishnah, the earliest part of the Talmud). They do not believe these (or, for the most part, rabbinic) laws can be changed. The Conservative movement believes the laws should be observed but that Conservative rabbis can change laws, and it does not affirm the divine authorship of Scripture. The Reform movement does not believe in the divine authorship of Scripture, does not believe that any of the laws (except universally ethical ones) are binding, and regards every Jew as an autonomous unit who accepts from Judaism only what is meaningful to him/her. Sometimes, the distinction between Reform and secular Jews is not obvious.
Among the reasons it is so important to understand these types of Jews is this: The great majority of Jews who affect the world are either non-Jewish Jews or Jews with minimal Jewish identity, and very rarely have Jewish religious faith or religious values. That is why all talk about "Jewish control" of Hollywood or of media or of anything else is meaningless. A disproportionate number of powerful figures in these professions and in academia may have been born to a Jewish parent, but most of them have no Jewish identity and they surely do not work on behalf of any Jewish interest. When was the last pro-Israel movie made, for example?
However, given the influence of non-Jewish Jews on society — in the arts, the university, the media — it is fair to say that a Jewish revival among Jews is in both the Jews' and humanity's interest.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

MADISON, INDIANA NEWS


The photo on the left is Madison JR. High School, on second street. This is where I attended junior high school many moons ago, and is still there. It was old and historic when I went there, so it is real historic now for sure. The photo below is Main Street in Madison, IN. About all that has changed is that the cars are newer. I like to go to the drug store and get a grilled ham salad sandwich, and sit at the counter. Actually, you can also choose to go to Hinkels and get a good ole cheeseburger and sit at the counter there too. It is so unique, and actually I never realized that I lived in such a neat little town, until I grew old enough to appreciate it.





http://www.madisoncourier.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=29565&SectionID=4&SubSectionID=&S=1

Downtown historic Madison, Indiana awarded status of a National Historical Landmark in April 2006 by the acting Secretary of the Interior. This is wonderful news for this great little town.

SIGHTS WE MAY SEE ON PRIMARY DAY IN GEORGIA-AS GET R DONE SAYS IN CARS: "THIS IS MORE FUN THAN A TORNADO IN A TRAILER PARK"





Monday, June 19, 2006

THE EPISCOPAL CONVENTION HAS CONDEMNED THE BIBLE AS ANTI-JEWISH! SOMEONE WAKE ME FROM THIS NIGHTMARE

COLUMBUS, OH: Episcopal Convention Condemns Bible as 'Anti-Jewish'By Hans Zeiger VirtueOnline Correspondent www.virtueonline.orgCOLUMBUS, OHIO (6/15/06)-The 75th General Convention of the Episcopal Church today passed a resolution essentially condemning the Bible as an "anti-Jewish" document. Not only does the resolution aim to address perceptions of anti-Jewish prejudice in the Bible and Episcopal liturgy, but it suggests that such prejudice is actually "expressed in...Christian Scriptures and liturgical texts."Originated in the Committee on Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music, Resolution C001 directs the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music to "collect and develop materials to assist members of the Church to address anti-Jewish prejudice expressed in and stirred by portions of Christian scriptures and liturgical texts, with suggestions for preaching, congregational education, and lectionary use, and to report to the 76th General Convention."Both houses of the Episcopal Church Convention passed the resolution, including a 68 percent approval in the House of Deputies on Thursday. The Rev. Ruth A Meyers of the Diocese of Chicago, Secretary of the Committee on Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music, explained to the House of Deputies why her committee had expanded the wording in the language to include not only prejudice in "liturgical texts," but also in "Christian scriptures." "We did have a question about whether Scripture itself uses anti-Jewish prejudice," Meyers said. Referring specifically to the Gospel account of the crucifixion, she added, "That scriptural text...has in fact stirred anti-Jewish prejudice and resulted in significant violence toward Jewish people."Canon Kendall Harmon, Diocese of South Carolina, Deputy on the Education Committee, proposed an amendment on the floor of the House of Deputies to restore the original language of Resolution C001 without condemning "Christian scriptures." A deputy from Massachusetts argued in favor of Harmon's amendment, "I believe it is so important to deal with the question of the liturgical text and those that may promote or maintain anti-Jewish prejudice, and I am not prepared to deal with the larger question of Scripture."The Rev. Adam Trambley, rector of Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church and a deputy from Northwestern Pennsylvania, declared, "There is an issue with perceived anti-Semitism in the New Testament...The amendment seems to be more interested in separating the liturgical texts we use from the Scriptural texts."The amendment failed by a vote of 424-387.Virtue Online interviewed the Very Rev. Dr. Peter Cook of the Diocese of Western Louisiana, a member of the Committee on Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music, following the final vote of the House of Deputies to concur with the House of Bishops. Cook attempted to dissuade his committee from amending Resolution C001, but his vote was far outweighed. Resolution C001 "in effect smuggled in a critique of the Scriptural text instead of the liturgical text," said Cook. Underlying it all was a terribly flawed understanding of God's Word, Cook suggested."I think it reaffirms the belief amongst many that our culture is entitled to critique the Scriptures." Cook said that the liberal view of Scripture had triumphed in the passage of the resolution, based on the belief that the Bible is "a document produced in a certain time with limitations, and because of that it may not be relevant for all cultures at all times."The orthodox view, according to Cook, is that "the Scriptures were written at a particular place in a particular culture, and that they are relevant to all cultures."But "if Scriptures were only communicated by men, which means that they were man's best efforts to interpret what God is saying," they will inevitably miss the mark, Cook concluded. END

"THE TOWN" A PROPAGANDA WAR FILM THAT WAS FILMED IN 1943 IN MY BIRTH PLACE: MADISON, IN

http://history.hanover.edu/news/iah2006.html



I happened upon this tonight when I was surfing the Internet. I cannot believe that my birth place was selected as the Mayberry town for a war propaganda film after World War I. But then I can believe it because I cannot think of a more perfect town to live in as a child where a person's word was as good as a signed contract.

The following is taken from this Hanover College link that was discussed at a Historical Conference earlier this year in Hanover, Indiana (Jefferson County where Madison is located, as well):

"The making of this film was part of a two-pronged effort by the United States to give public understanding of the war. The first prong was a desire to show that there was an evil that still lurked out there. This was accomplished by depicting an American town and then allowing the people to compare it to the towns of other countries. The second prong was to illustrate the four freedoms of America: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. All four of these freedoms were depicted in the film in some manner. After the film there was a panel that discussed some of the background and general information about the film.

The film was translated into 32 languages. It was only publicly shown in the United States when it was initially shown in Madison, IN for the townspeople to see. The reason it was translated into 32 different languages was to be shown to the citizens of other countries the reason for the fighting. It was primarily shown to countries that were fighting a new democratic order. The U.S. government wanted to show them what a democratic country would look like. One last fun fact that was mentioned is that the producers had to keep putting off the filming of the children swimming until September so that it would be warm enough."

Friday, June 16, 2006

MAXINE FOR PRESIDENT 2008-SOMETIMES IT GETS REAL BORING BEING SERIOUS!




Maxine on "Driver Safety" "I can't use the cell phone in the car. I have to keep my hands free for making gestures."....... Maxine on "Life" "Life is like an oven. It burns my ass!" Maxine on "Housework" "I do my housework in the nude. It gives me an incentive to clean the mirrors as quickly as possible." Maxine on "Lawn Care" "The key to a nice-looking lawn is a good mower. I recommend one who is muscular and shirtless." Maxine on "The Perfect Man" "All I'm looking for is a guy who'll do what I want, when I want, for as long as I want, and then go away. Or wait nearby, like a Dust Buster, charged up and ready when needed." Maxine on "Technology Revolution" "My idea of rebooting is kicking somebody in the butt twice." Maxine on "Aging" "Take every birthday with a grain of salt. This works much better if the salt accompanies a Margarita."

"CONDI AND THE ISOLATIONISTS" BY PAT BUCHANAN



June 16, 2006
Condi and the Isolationists
by Patrick J. Buchanan
To buttress crumbling support for his interventionist policy, President Bush played his ace of trumps, sending his most popular champion, Condi Rice, to the Southern Baptist Convention.
If seven standing ovations and 20,000 Christians bursting forth into a spontaneous signing of "God Bless America" at the close is any measure, the secretary succeeded splendidly in her speech.
Yet in carrying forward the faux-Churchillian, stand-up-to-the-isolationists theme of the State of the Union, Condi employed a device readily recognizable to any student of rhetoric.
She presented the good Baptist folks with the false alternative. America has a choice, she said: to stand by a courageous president or to conduct a cowardly retreat from the challenges of our time:
"Here, ladies and gentlemen, is the choice before our country, before us as Americans. Will we lead in the world or will we withdraw? Will we rise to the challenges of our time or will we shrink from them?"
Washington Post reporter Glenn Kessler seems to have been well briefed on whom Condi was targeting.
"Rice did not specifically refer to isolationists, but her inference was clear. …
"President Bush first raised concerns about isolationism in his State of the Union Address this year. Since then, the outrage over the potential sale of U.S. port operations to a Dubai-based company and the drive to build a wall along the border with Mexico have added to the worries of administration officials. They fear that it could result in demands even from the president's strongest traditional supporters to pull out troops from Iraq and Afghanistan."
Why, one wonders, do President Bush and Rice not tell us who these dreaded isolationists are and how they could conceivably seduce the Southern Baptists into questioning Bush policy?
The truth: If Southern Baptists are peeling off from the Bush coalition for moral imperialism and democracy crusades, the reason may not be that they wish to flee the world, but that they see the Bush-Rice policy as failing. At a great cost in blood and treasure, we seem to be reaping a rising harvest of hatred.
The same day the report on Rice's speech appeared in the Post, The Washington Times reported on a remarkable rise of anti-American sentiment in the Muslim world. In a wide-ranging survey of opinion on Iran's nuclear program and Islamic attitudes toward the United States, a group called Terror Free Tomorrow, which boasts John McCain among others on its board, reported that:
Seven in 10 Pakistanis favor Iran's acquiring nuclear weapons.
Two of three Pakistanis have a negative opinion of the United States, a figure that rises to 71 percent among citizens of NATO ally Turkey and an astonishing 89 percent in Saudi Arabia.
Two-thirds of all Saudis, Turks, and Pakistanis believe those mocking cartoons of Muhammad printed in the Danish newspaper and reprinted across Europe reflect Western hostility toward their faith.
Did isolationists create such animosity toward America among our closest allies in the Muslim world? How? And who are they?
Answer: No such beasts exist. The people who have produced such results for America are the decision-makers themselves – Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Rice – and their advisers, the neoconservatives.
To understand who is truly responsible for a situation where a U.S. secretary of state has to go before a convention of religious conservatives to try to hold their support for a president they put in office, Rice might ask herself some questions.
Is it the isolationists who cannot end a column or commentary without howling for new preemptive strikes on "Islamofascists"? Was it isolationists who reveled in those Danish cartoons, reprinting them and declaring them to be a fine expression of Western values?
Was it isolationists who sent an army storming into Baghdad in search of weapons of mass destruction that did not exist, resulting in tens of thousands of Iraqi army and civilian dead, three bloody years of "collateral damage" to Iraqi women and children, and the inevitable horrors of guerrilla war, such as Abu Ghraib and Haditha?
Is it isolationists who are supporting Israel's strangulation of aid-dependent Palestinians, the purpose of which was wittily described by Sharon sidekick Dov Weisglass: "The idea is to put the Palestinians on a diet, but not to make them die of hunger"?
Presumably, the hungry Palestinian children are to pressure Hamas to recognize Israel. One wonders. Do the good Christian folks gathered at Greensboro, N.C., think what we are doing to these people is a Godly thing to do?
In Afghanistan, the Taliban are making a comeback. In Iraq, the new democratic government Bush celebrated in his surprise visit is considering amnesty for Sunni insurgents who only killed Americans.
Why did Condi rip into isolationism at the Baptist convention?
Because it is a less daunting task than defending the fruits of a foolish interventionism that are now lying right in front of us.
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RAINING PENNIES IN GEORGIA



It is raining pennies in most counties of Georgia because the SPLOSTS have been voted in because of low voter turnout for special elections. You see, Citizens have so many pennies floating around their households that 20 to 40% increases in sales taxes are a moot point. Now we have the Utilities Commission approving a rate hike for Georgia Power yet again that will add about $5 to the average consumer power bill. That is an automatic raise for Georgia and all of the counties that collect sales taxes, and puts another nail in the coffin for helpless taxpayers living on fixed incomes. Just take a bucket outdoors and see if you can catch some falling pennies to help you through the drought. If that does not work, then call the Mayor's office, and ask C Jack something like this, "Mr. Mayor can you add me to this year's budget appropriations?"

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

CNBC GAVE SOROS A BIG INTERVIEW EARLIER THIS WEEK, BUT FAILED TO MENTION THIS ON WEDNESDAY! SOROS IS THE ANTI-AMERICAN FINANCIER OF THE DEMOCRATS

French Court Upholds Soros' Conviction
By ANGELA DOLANDThe Associated PressWednesday, June 14, 2006; 11:41 AM
PARIS -- France's highest court upheld George Soros' conviction for insider trading Wednesday in a case dating back nearly 20 years, and the billionaire investor vowed to fight the ruling at the European Court of Human Rights.
The Court of Cassation upheld the 75-year-old American financier's conviction for buying and selling Societe Generale shares in 1988 after receiving information about a planned corporate raid on the bank. Apart from this case, Soros' record is unblemished after five decades in finance.
Lawyer Ron Soffer said Soros planned to take the case to the European Court of Human Rights, saying that the length of the proceedings prevented his client from having a fair trial.
"The investigation started in 1989," he said. "The appeals trial occurred in 2004. How can you call witnesses and ask them about what happened in 1988?"
Soffer also pointed out that France's stock market regulatory authority investigated the matter separately and concluded that Soros did not violate the law or any ethical rules.
French authorities have not yet determined what fine Soros will pay.
In a March 2005 ruling, a French appeals court confirmed a fine of euro2.2 million set by a lower court for the illegal purchase of 95,000 shares in Societe Generale. The Court of Cassation ruled that the fine would be adjusted to reflect Soros' profits, and it ordered the case returned to the appeals court to clarify the amount.
The Hungarian-born businessman has acknowledged that he was told about a Paris financier's plans to take over Societe Generale in late 1988 and began independently acquiring shares in the bank just days later.
But he denied that knowledge of the raid had amounted to insider information or influenced his transactions _ which he said were part of a broader, documented strategy of investing in newly privatized French companies. Soros' lawyer said he cooperated with the case from the beginning.
Soros' spokesman, Michael Vachon, called the decision "an absurd miscarriage of justice" and said Soros was confident he would be cleared by the European court.
"As he has from the beginning, George Soros maintains that he engaged in no illegal or unethical conduct," Vachon said in a statement.
Soros, who emigrated to the United States in 1956 and set up Soros Fund Management 17 years later, has billions of dollars under management in his Quantum Fund.
He remains the only person convicted in the Societe Generale affair. Two others, Samir Traboulsi and Jean-Charles Naouri, were acquitted.
At an appeals hearing in 2005, Soros told the court his insider trading conviction had been a "gift to my enemies" in the United States and elsewhere. "My reputation is at stake," he said.
Soros has often drawn criticism for speculating heavily on the collapse of fragile currencies. In 2004 he also angered many conservatives in the United States by pumping US$27 million into election campaigns to try to unseat President George W. Bush.
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Associated Press Writer Pierre-Antoine Souchard contributed to this report.
© 2006 The Associated Press

"THE STEALTH AMNESTY OF MIKE PENCE" BY PATRICK BUCHANAN

The Stealth Amnesty of Mike Pence
by Patrick BuchananJun 13, 2006
Addressing a gathering of Hispanics last week, President Bush declared: "There are those here in Washington who say, 'Why don't we just find the folks and send them home.' That ain't gonna work."
Well, deportation certainly "ain't gonna work" if the chief law enforcement officer of the United States refuses to enforce the law, as Bush has refused for five years.
But as is his custom, President Bush is attacking a straw man. Few in this debate call for creation of a national police to begin Palmer Raid roundups of nannies. The agreed-upon strategy for dealing with this crisis of Bush's creation is, in a word, attrition.
The crucial steps are these. Build a fence along the 2,000-mile border to stop the flood. End welfare benefits to illegal aliens, except emergency medical treatment. Vigorously prosecute employers who hire illegals. Cease granting automatic citizenship to "anchor babies" of illegals who sneak across the border to have them. Take care of mother and child, then put them on a bus back home.
Turn off the magnets, and the illegals will not come. Cut off the benefits, and they will not stay. In five years, the crisis will be over.
As this is what America wants, the Bush-Kennedy bill that came out of the Senate -- providing amnesty to almost all the 12 million to 20 million illegals here and a blanket pardon for the scofflaw businesses that have hired them -- is dead. It simply cannot pass the House.
The report by Heritage Foundation expert Robert Rector, who estimated the Senate bill could mean 66 million more immigrants in the next 20 years, delivered the coup de grace.
But because the Senate bill cannot pass the House does not mean Bush, the ethnic lobbies and corporate America have given up.
Which brings us to the Pence plan, named for the conservative congressman from Indiana who heads the House Republican Conference and was the 2005 Man of the Year to the conservative Human Events weekly.
In "The Godfather," Don Corleone warns his son Michael that, after he dies, someone inside the family will come to Michael with an offer of peace from the Barzinis, who murdered Michael's brother. Whoever brings you the offer, Don Corleone warns his son, will have betrayed you. Tessio, lifetime friend and high-ranking captain of the Corleones, comes to Michael with Barzini's offer. A mistake.
Rep. Mike Pence appears to have accepted the Tessio role in the great immigration battle of 2006.
As Bush backs away from the Senate bill ("we don't have to choose between the extremes -- there's a rational middle ground"), Pence uses identical rhetoric to describe his plan, now being hailed by Newt Gingrich, Gary Bauer, David Keene of the American Conservative Union and The American Spectator. It looks like the fix is in.
Pence calls his plan a "middle ground" proposal, a "no amnesty immigration reform" in which "securing our border is the first step."
This is fraudulent. At the heart of the Pence plan is amnesty. Illegal aliens here return to Mexico for one week with an assurance they can come back to their jobs. Down there, they visit "Ellis Island Centers" to register as "guest workers" and return with "work permits." The illegal are made legal and put on a path to citizenship.
The only difference between the Pence plan and the Kennedy-Bush amnesty is the one-week vacation employers would happily fund, as it means blanket amnesty for them as well as their illegal hires.
What makes the Pence plan insidious is that Mike Pence has an unimpeachable pedigree. What makes his plan a grave problem is that even Rep. James Sensenbrenner, the Horatius at the Bridge in this battle, is speaking favorably of it.
Why is Pence proposing capitulation at the moment Americans are looking to the Republican House as their last, best hope to kill the Senate amnesty, end the "guest-worker" scam and get control of America's borders before we lose our country?
Answer: The forces in Washington pushing for an amnesty deal, by whatever name, are immense -- the White House, the ethnic lobbies, the Big Media, mainstream churches, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the "conservative" front groups and foundations they finance, and corporate contributors to congressmen who fear law enforcement. Then there is a Democratic Party that voted 10-to-one in the Senate for amnesty, as it looks to legalized aliens as future voters to bury the conservative cause forever in this city.
Anyone who thinks the establishment has given up because it has lost the country does not know it. Behind closed doors, deals are even now being discussed for a "compromise" bill that will give GOP congressmen cover for selling out the cause for which they bravely voted in December.
If the House buys the Pence plan, it will be the end of Republican control of the House in November and the end of Mike Pence as a rising star of the GOP. But that will not matter. For the consequences for the country will be irremediable and infinitely worse.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

HOW SOLDIERS REACT TO WAR TIME AS TOLD BY A VIETNAM VET

When You Send Them Into The Jaws Of Hell, Don’t Be Surprised At What They Do
by Michael Gaddyby Michael Gaddy
Almost everywhere on the Internet, TV and in the newspapers, all you hear and see is the story of the Marines and the unfolding events that occurred in Haditha, Iraq in November 2005. If you couple that with the killing of the pregnant Iraqi woman and her cousin, suddenly the actions of our military come under intense scrutiny. Please do not mistake my intent in this piece. I do not condone the killing of anyone, but, before we place the blame for these actions on soldiers sent into hell by liars, please try to understand how these events might have occurred.
Ironic, is it not, now that these events have come to light, those in leadership in the Department of Defense have ordered ethics training for our soldiers in Iraq. Would it not be more appropriate to order ethics training for those who lied us into this war?
Is it fair to expect those conducting the war to have more ethics than those who started this war based on lies, and ordered the soldiers to Iraq; many to be maimed and killed?
Only those who have "seen the elephant" know the intense emotions one faces in combat. No matter what emotion one experiences in such an environment, the intensity is at times overwhelming. For someone who has never been there to make a judgment that switches the blame for this debacle onto the backs of the soldiers, is just wrong – dead wrong. Not one Soldier, Marine, Sailor or Airman has killed as many innocent people as this administration has.
What I fear is about to happen in this country is a return to the dynamics of the Vietnam era where a nation finds itself unwilling to confront a criminal government that it previously supported, when the frustration of an un-winnable war with its attendant casualties and atrocities begins to overwhelm the senses. Instead of directing its anger towards the criminals in government, the nation instead attacks its soldiers.
When you have stood and looked at the bloody mess that just a few minutes ago was your friend, then you can criticize. When you look into the eyes of locals who knew where an IED was concealed, after it has just taken the lives of your friends, and do not have an almost uncontrollable desire to kill them, then you can pass judgment on those who have. When you have looked into the eyes of a friend who has just had his body literally cut in half and listen to him beg you to kill him because he does not want to be half-a-man, then you can condemn.
The problem, as I see it, is this nation of cowards, who, rather than confront their own culpability in supporting a criminal government, seeks instead to find a scapegoat on whom to heap the blame, finding a convenient target in those who wear the uniform.
Damn this nation for lacking the courage to bring its real criminals to justice!
June 13, 2006
Michael Gaddy [send him mail], an Army veteran of Vietnam, Grenada, and Beirut, lives in the Four Corners area of the American Southwest.
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Saturday, June 10, 2006

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY JULY 18: McBERRY TO CHALLENGE INCUMBENT GOVERNOR SONNY PERDUE-SEND A MESSAGE TO PERDUE!



Ray "States' Rights" McBerryBiographyCitizens Choice for Governor of Georgia
I am a native of Georgia and have chosen to live my entire life here in our beautiful state. Born in Atlanta in 1968, I have lived in Henry County virtually my entire life; in fact, my family has been native to Henry County since as far back as we have family records of such. Like many native Georgians, I have primarily Cherokee and Scots-Irish blood coursing through my veins – both of which, along with my upbringing, have instilled in me a love for our land, our people, and our rich heritage.

I was raised in a Christian home by Christian parents; and, consequently, I accepted Christ, myself, as a young boy. I have been a Baptist my entire life and, though not without faults, have sought to serve the Lord my entire life, as well. It has been my honour to serve the Lord in many areas as a layman; and I have had the privilege of helping many others come to know Christ as their personal Saviour, too. I count my faith in God and His Word to be my greatest asset, as I seek to serve as your next governor.

I am a self-employed Independent Contractor in the advertising field, working primarily with the SBN Television Network in the south Atlanta region; but I am also president of DixieBroadcasting Radio.

Politically, I consider myself a “constitutionalist” – that is, I strongly support a return to the original principles of our Founding Fathers. Although I have voted for Democrats, Republicans, and even Independent candidates at times in my adult life, I do not support the globalist, socialist policies of either the Democrat or Republican parties at the national level; but I do feel that most Georgians who vote Republican feel about the same as myself… folks who support traditional values and a return to the Bible and the Constitution.

We are living in perilous times. The grand constitutional republic that was given to us by the Founding Fathers to preserve our ancient liberty stands on the brink of being transformed into a tyrannical empire, just as the Roman Republic of old. It is high time that Americans like ourselves, who still believe that the “old ways” are the best ways take a stand and say “Enough is enough!” When elected governor of Georgia, I will represent the People of Georgia… NOT the interests of the downtown Atlanta establishment… and NOT the interests of the federal leviathan in Washington, D.C. I will say to them both… “Georgia First!” Will you join with me in this political revolution and help take back control of our lives, our liberties, and our destiny as a sovereign state?

Georgia First!P.O. Box 921328Norcross, Georgia 30010http://georgiafirst.org/706-374-2643