Saturday, December 31, 2011

Time 2 Escape Daily for Saturday, Dec 31, 2011

In this exciting and excellent issue of Time 2 Escape Daily, you will read (assuming you actually click on the links and read the stories and commentaries!) some great stuff, including the profound words of Henry Lamb:
Freedom cannot exist in Obama's vision of a managed market and a managed society. Every citizen must decide whether this nation will yield to Obama's vision, or return to the framer's vision of a government that exists for the purpose of protecting every citizen's right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – as defined by every individual – not by the national government.
Hey, that's just a taste of what you will get to read today, or whenever you are up to it. I know, tonight is the last day of the year, typically called New Years Eve. So, when you're able to read text on your monitor without your headache becoming even more severe, you'll want to check this out.

I hope that your expectations weren't overly magnified by using the word "Daily" in the title of these latest posts. The truth is, in the case of this blog, "Daily" is not equivalent to "every day." I'm going to do my best to keep this blog active by posting as often as possible, but I guarantee that I'll be taking Sundays off, and maybe another day during the week. And then there will be those occasions when I'm not able to do any posting for an extended time for various reasons. I do not have a staff to fill in for me when I am "absent." But trust me, when I know that I'll not be able to do any posting, I'll announce it.

But I digress. I think that you will find what Patrice Lewis writes in her latest and last column of the year to be a bit of good advice for all of us to think about on this New Year's Eve:

As we head into the New Year, perhaps it's time to stop making unfulfillable resolutions and decide instead to take a simple course of action: Fill the year with good, sound choices and decisions.

Let's make our elders proud of us. Let's make ourselves proud as well. Happy New Year.
I'm just sayin' ...

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The News Stories:

Obama aide blasts Romney's son for eligibility comment
Democrat campaign levels accusation of 'pandering to dead-enders'
From WND ~ December 31, 2011 ~ 12:30 am Eastern ~ By Bob Unruh

Matt Romney, whose father, Mitt, is vying for commitments from Iowa GOP caucus voters this weekend, said his dad would release his financial records when President Obama "releases his grades and birth certificate."

The younger Romney later insisted he was joking, but Barack Obama, in Hawaii now on a vacation estimated to set the taxpayers back some $4 million, saw it as an opportunity to cash in for his campaign. His 2012 fundraising machine immediately posted online: "The Birth Certificate Thing Again?"

"Matt Romney says his dad Mitt will release his tax returns 'as soon as' President Obama releases his birth certificate," the campaign fundraising pitch by "Grant," said today. "This is how the Romney campaign thinks it's going to win the Republican primary: by pandering to the dead-ender fringe of extremists who still question where the president was born."

Unindicted terror 'co-conspirator' gets blog closed down
Islam advocates call critic 'anti-Muslim hate site'
From WND ~ December 30, 2011 ~ 8:28 pm Eastern

The Council on America-Islamic Relations, which is considered by U.S. counterterrorism officials as a front group for the Egypt-based Muslim Brotherhood and was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror finance case, says it has succeeded in silencing a blog where some of the comments cited a desire for violence against Muslims.

According to a statement released by CAIR on PR Newswire, its complaints led to close down the blog.

In fact, site visitors today were presented with the message, " is no longer available. This blog has been archived or suspended for a violation of our Terms of Service."

Romney Brings in Christie in Iowa Final Push
From ~ Friday, 30 Dec 2011 04:45 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa - White House hopeful Mitt Romney brought in help from New Jersey on Friday to bolster his prospects for a win in Iowa next week that would put him in the lead in the Republican presidential race.

Gov. Chris Christy (R-NJ)
Romney campaigned alongside tough-talking New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in a final frenzy of candidate appearances before Iowa launches the state-by-state contests to choose the Republican nominee who will face Democratic President Barack Obama in the November 2012 election.

Romney, buoyed by an NBC/Marist poll that showed him leading the field ahead of Tuesday's Iowa caucuses, was upbeat about his chances in the Midwestern state that jilted him for former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee in 2008.

"This feels wonderful," Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, told Reuters as he worked a ropeline of supporters outside a grocery store in West Des Moines. "I tell you, the crowds and the enthusiasm couldn't be more wonderful."

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Columnists and Their Commentaries:

The defining moment in the future of America ~ By Henry Lamb
From WND - December 30, 2011 at 5:17 pm Eastern

Jan. 1, 2012, is the first day of the last year of the first term of the most "transformative" president in the history of the United States. Before he became president, Barack Hussein Obama told America that "… we are five days away from fundamentally transforming America." During the first three years of his presidency, he has pushed his philosophy of governance further and further away from the philosophy of governance developed by the framers and enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. The defining moment in the future of the United States will come on Nov. 6, 2012, when each citizen casts – or fails to cast – a vote for the next president, and for the legislators who will guide the nation.

Advice from the elders ~ By Patrice Lewis
From WND - December 30, 2011 at 1:49 pm Eastern

This week I saw an article entitled "Six Tips From Your Future Self" by Dr. Karl Pillemer. The premise was that if you could meet your older and (presumably) wiser self (say, 50 years from now) and ask for advice, what would it be? Since clearly such a scenario is impossible, Dr. Pillemer did the next best thing: He canvassed 1,200 older Americans (ranging from 60 to 108 years) and asked what advice they would give the younger generation. Specifically they were asked, "What mistakes should younger people avoid?" and what are people "most likely to regret when they get to the end of life?"

What I liked about this article was its logic and good sense. For heaven's sake, if anyone has been-there-done-that, it's the older generation. Yet in keeping with human nature, the younger people in our society continue to dismiss the older generation as a bunch of fuddy-duddies who can't possibly have any knowledge or insight about today's issues, problems and woes.


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From the Blogs:

Get beyond regret ~ By Ralph Marston
From The Daily Motivator ~ Saturday, December 31, 2011

Regrets are painful echoes of the past. Fortunately, you are situated in the present, where you can take effective action that’s fully informed by your wisdom and experience.

Feel the regrets, and then quickly redirect their energy into meaningful and productive pursuits. Learn from your regrets, act on your knowledge, and soon you’ll have nothing at all to regret.

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Don't be afraid!
are the MOB
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Friday, December 30, 2011

Time 2 Escape Daily for Friday, Dec 30, 2011

As you will soon learn, if you haven't figured it out yet, that my choice of news stories, opinion columns and blogs can not possibly be objective because of my obvious Conservative Christian viewpoint... er, bias... (You will understand that statement better once you read David Limbaugh's column below.)

And now that you know that I have that Conservative Christian bias in my choices of resources to allow you to see, I am sure that you will either decide to make sure you return here every possible chance you have, or you will never visit this blog again. Which ever choice you make is fine with me. You will either appreciate the opportunity to learn more or you would rather just ignore all that is going on. For you, it may be valuable information to assist you to enhance your worldview, or it may be that you just think it's all hype and fear mongering on steroids.

But just so that you know, which ever way you feel about Time 2 Escape, it may be a short amount of time before somebody begins deciding what is okay for you to know. Whether you like this blog or not, isn't it time to make sure that while you can, gather all the information you now have available, and develop your own world view (whether right or wrong)?

Yep, thought so. You're still reading. You're still here. I'm just sayin'...

~ johnny2k

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The News Stories:

UPDATE: Des Moines police arrest 12 protesters at Democratic headquarters (includes photos, video)
From Des Moines Register ~ 4:18 PM, Dec 29, 2011 ~ via Andrew Breitbart's Big Government
Twelve protesters have been arrested at the Iowa Democratic headquarters this afternoon, as they protested that Guantanamo remained open and corporate donations to campaigns.

As arrests were going on, other protesters with the Occupy the Caucuses movement chanted, “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Obama close Guantanamo.”

Savage: Paul, Gingrich 'destroying Republican brand'
From WND ~ December 29, 2011, 10:33 am Eastern
Contends they're ruining chance of only GOP candidate who can beat Obama

Presidential candidates Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich are destroying an already-weakened "Republican brand," increasing President Obama's chance of being re-elected next fall, says nationally syndicated talk-radio host Michael Savage.

"Romney is so silent, Gingrich is so dirty and Ron Paul is so crazy that Obama is surging," Savage told his "Savage Nation" audience last night.

Savage believes Mitt Romney is the only candidate in the GOP field capable of beating Obama, although he acknowledges that most conservatives don't find the former Massachusetts governor appealing.

Phares: Obama Administration Failing to Contain Iran
From Newsmax ~ Thursday, 29 Dec 2011 05:48 PM ~ By Paul Scicchitano and Kathleen Walter

Respected Middle East expert Walid Phares tells Newsmax.TV that Iran is playing a “very dangerous game” by threatening to close the vital Strait of Hormuz oil route – a move that the Obama administration is unprepared to stop.

“The Iranian regime does saber rattling, thinking this is a good strategy. But at the same time this is a very dangerous business because they may choose to stop shipments coming to the [Persian] Gulf or through the Gulf as a result of our sanctions and that of course is going to draw United States, Eurpoean, NATO and international response,” Phares warns in an exclusive interview on Thursday.

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Columnists and Their Commentaries:

Isaiah 9:10: America under judgment? ~ By Joseph Farah

Here we see what we so often see in the Bible – promise of a blessing for obedience and a curse of turning away from the Lord.

And we all know the outcome, so I'm not giving anything away here. Long before the death of Solomon, the children of Israel began to turn away from the commandments and serve and worship other gods. Even Solomon himself turns to this kind of spiritual adultery – leading to the divided kingdom in one generation.

But the dividing of the kingdom was yet just a warning, a harbinger, a limited judgment. God was shaking His people trying to get their attention and return them to the covenant.

Blind to their liberal biases ~ By David Limbaugh
It's just wrong to assume that a nonbelieving worldview is more objective than a believing one. We are all blessed (or burdened) with our presuppositions, and they accompany us wherever we go.

It occurred to me that the woman's argument is analogous to the political liberals' legendary denial of bias. Indeed, many liberals don't even view themselves as liberals. Rather, they are reality- and fact-based creatures. Only conservatives allow their biases to taint their objectivity. Liberals will admit that some conservatives are rational, but to be both rational and conservative, they must be evil. They know the policies they support are wrong, objectively, but they choose to do so anyway – or something like that.

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From the Blogs:

Transform limitations ~ By Ralph Marston
From The Daily Motivator ~ Friday, December 30, 2011

The limitations are not really what hold you back. To the degree that you are hindered, it is because you put more focus, energy and effort into negative thoughts and excuses than into positive possibilities and effective actions.

Sure, life is tough, but you have what it takes to create great value and fulfillment no matter what the obstacles. Remind yourself often of your own positive power, and transform every limitation into a reason to succeed.

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Don't be afraid!
are the MOB
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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Time 2 Escape Daily for Thursday, Dec 29, 2011

In this new format for Time 2 Escape, I'm finding out that it takes a lot of reading, along with making many editorial decisions to include or not include various material. The good news is that the work will pay off - FOR YOU! I'm just sayin'...

The News Stories:

Showdown: U.S. Fleet Warns Iran That Closing Straits of Hormuz ‘Will Not Be Tolerated’

(TheBlaze/AP) — Iran’s navy chief warned Wednesday that his country can easily close the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, the passageway through which a sixth of the world’s oil flows.

It was the second such warning in two days. On Tuesday, Vice President Mohamed Reza Rahimi threatened to close the strait, cutting off oil exports, if the West imposes sanctions on Iran’s oil shipments.

In response, the Bahrain-based U.S. 5th Fleet’s spokeswoman warned that any disruption “will not be tolerated.” The spokeswoman, Lt. Rebecca Rebarich, said the U.S. Navy is “always ready to counter malevolent actions to ensure freedom of navigation.”

Just what is Congress illegally downloading?
Lawmakers apparently have little problem with going where they shouldn't be going

The U.S. House was targeted for review since lawmakers are drafting the much-discussed Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, which some fear could be a tool for mass censorship in the name of copyright protection.

Is Constitution optional in Obama administration?
Congressman Gohmert says Obamacare, new security force, 'appeared out of nowhere'

The adoption of Barack Obama's signature legislation, the Obamacare takeover of health care, was in violation of the U.S. Constitution, according to one outraged member of Congress.

But perhaps there shouldn't be any surprise, as Obama previously has advocated that the nation should move beyond the "constraints" of the founding document.

That happened in 2001 when Obama told Chicago radio station WBEZ-FM that the U.S. has suffered from a fundamentally flawed Constitution.

Columnists and Their Commentaries:

Dishonorable lies and stolen valor ~ By Phil Elmore

The law should not protect those who lie about their military service. To question a military claim is not disrespectful. To ask for verification of one's military service is not libel, slander or defamation. If you served, this is the truth. It will out. If you did not serve, your claims to others' valor are the most despicable of lies. These, too, will out – and you will pay for your fictions, your indulgences and your moral lack.

The case for austerity ~ By Andrew Napolitano
Government is not a jobs program, and government is not your caretaker. Government is an arrangement made by free individuals to protect their rights and their property. It doesn't take $3.6 trillion a year to do that effectively in America today. I doubt it takes a trillion. We must swallow the bitter pill of austerity now, on our own terms, while we are still the undisputed leader of the free world and while we still have a Constitution, so that we can restore our prosperity in a way consistent with personal liberty.

A better idea for national defense ~ By Robert Ringer
I don't doubt the courage or patriotism of the young Americans for whom wheelchairs or prosthetics are now a way of life. They acted in good faith and did what they thought was right. They believed they were being patriotic and defending our freedom.

But it makes me angry that their lives have been shattered because corrupt men and women in Washington got them to believe they were fighting for a noble cause. They were not. That will become obvious to all in the coming years as we watch events unfold in Iraq and Afghanistan. But, along the way, a trillion dollars got transferred from the pockets of taxpayers into the coffers of the military-industrial complex.

Liberals, communists, faux conservatives – oh, my! ~ By Erik Rush
Radical Marxists remain the most vitriolic and immediately dangerous of our domestic threats, because there are many of them in positions of power right now. The idea that America – indeed, Western civilization itself – was built on nothing but greed and the bones of innocent indigenous people is uniquely communist dogma. This is what they believe, and intend to use as a rationale for wholesale, drastic and ruthless change.

From the Blogs:

Santorum who? Republican candidate gets timely poll surge

From Andrew Breitbart's Big Government:
(Reuters) - Rick Santorum may be getting his shot at the spotlight -- in the nick of time.

Struggling for months to gain traction in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, the former Pennsylvania senator has moved into third place in Iowa, according to a new poll commissioned by CNN and Time magazine.

It couldn't come at a better moment for Santorum. The social conservative, who has languished in most opinion polls, could use the momentum from a surge to sustain his campaign after January 3, when Iowans choose their nominee.

Just because ~ By Ralph Marston, Jr. on The Daily Motivator

Just because you don’t know how, doesn’t mean you can’t. There is much you can learn by simply getting started, and you have plenty of ways to learn even more.

Just because it’s difficult and complicated, doesn’t mean it’s impossible. For you are able to make a little progress, one step at a time, then make a little more and a little more, until the goal is reached.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Time 2 Escape Daily for Wednesday, Dec 28, 2011

A decision was finally made after months of thoughtful consideration. Of the various options available to me, I believe that I will be making the changes needed to accomplish the main goal of providing a resource of value to you, the reader.

You will no longer see the individual columns that I was commenting on. Because my time has been more limited these days, it was getting overwhelming to get very many blogs posted. As you can see, my monthly productivity began to plummet in this month of December 2012. Hopefully, my new plan will be a way to again produce more posts that will help to keep you informed.

You will see three sections in each new post, and each will contain the links to stories and commentaries that I know you will be interested in.

Since today is the first time I've made this effort, it may mean that additional adjustments to this new endeavor will be made down the road. But the biggest adjustment will be to my attitude about "change." Admittedly, there are times when I tend to shun much variation to the way things are done. 

Gone will be my ability to see the reaction to various columns that I have posted about. It was the realization, though, that made me think that wasn't information that affects what you will gain from the new format. The historical information I have at my fingertips, however, will help me to determine which stories and columns to include that will keep you coming back for more.

Change can be good. We'll find out soon if this is the change you really wanted to see. It might just be better than the "change" you've seen in the last three years under Obama.

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The News Stories:

Old Testament prophecy fulfilled before our eyes?
    Americans scrambling to Bible to see previously untold parallels with today

    What do sycamore and cedar trees have to do with biblical prophecy, the tragic events of 9/11 and the imminent future of the United States?

    Everything, according to a new book which says an obscure text from the Old Testament prophet Isaiah is an urgent wake-up call for all Americans in light of what happened on that fateful day in 2001.

    "The Harbinger" by Jonathan Cahn, a messianic rabbi from the Jerusalem Center-Beth Israel Congregation in Wayne, N.J., deciphers stunning connections between what some may think is a cryptic biblical prophecy to the news events happening right now, in our current time.
    Sheriff Joe 'suspicious' of motive behind Obama attacks
      Is lawman's probe of president creating panic at White House?

      Sheriff Joe Arpaio
      Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona's Maricopa County has been under fire for his immigration law-enforcement policies from protesters who simply object to what he's doing, in a lawsuit alleging his department profiles on race, and from the federal government which has canceled agreements with his department to check for violators who arrive at his jail.

      What does 2012 really hold for the world?
      Now's your chance to catch up on the warnings

      It's finally here – 2012.

      What is the spiritual significance of this year that so many ancient cultures dreaded?

      Maybe now is the right moment to examine all the theories and some of the shocking facts.

      With all the hype about the ancient Mayan calendar suggesting the demise of human civilization taking place in 2012, one American author wants everyone to know that other calendars predict the same outcome, and he claims a demonic plot bringing about the end date could be hiding in plain sight inside the U.S. Capitol and your wallet right now.

      'Anonymous' plans for 'violent revolution'
      Hacking group that helped protests warns of 'bloody mess'

      The hackers known as "Anonymous," who helped organize and support the Occupy movement's protests, have released an online survivor guide for citizens "in case of a violent revolution in your country."

      The guide warns protests can be a "bloody mess." It trains rioters on how to avoid tear gas, rubber bullets and live ammunition.

      The 15-page PDF document claims police will not help protesters and may actually be enemies of the revolution while warning that protest groups may be infiltrated by "fake civilians."

      Former SNL Actress Victoria Jackson: ‘Muslim Brotherhood Has Infiltrated Our Highest Positions in Gov’t’
      Victoria Jackson
      Former “Saturday Nigh Live” actress Victoria Jackson is facing some criticism over recent comments she made on “Politichicks,” a web talk show she co-hosts. During a recent episode, Jackson contended that the Muslim Brotherhood — the same Islamist group that has been winning Middle Eastern elections — has infiltrated the American government at its highest levels.

      Uploaded by patriotupdatereport on Dec 20, 2011

      Columnists and Their Commentaries:

      I don't know about you, but this was one of the blandest, and quite frankly ugliest, "holiday seasons" I've ever seen.
      As 2011 draws to a close, I wonder: Is freedom winning? Did America become freer this year? Less free? How about the rest of the world?

      From the Blogs:

      Want to let the president know what you think of his million dollar Hawaiian vacation? Now you can

      As anyone who follows the Drudge Report, Hotair (or “Hot Gas” if you’re Gov. Rick Perry), or The Blaze knows, President Obama’s Hawaiian vacation will cost the American taxpayer quite a chunk of change.

      Understandably, some Americans are bothered by the his decision to take such a costly vacation during these economically unstable times.

      Perhaps because this irritation is so sharply felt, people are finding new and different ways to vent their frustration. One such outlet is a website called Wasted in Hawaii: President Obama’s Hawaiian Binge. The website includes information on the cost of president‘s trip as well as an interactive tool that allows users to send messages to the president’s @BarackObama Twitter handle.

      Tuesday, December 20, 2011

      'You're-on-your-own economics'? Bring it on! ~ By Robert Ringer

      The truth is that, throughout history, the vile left has never been interested in lifting people up. Instead of focusing on income inequality, their focus should be on setting people free – to be on their own! – to go as far as their talents and hard work will take them.
      Robert Ringer's column titillated my sincere desire to make sure that his writing is read by as many people as possible. This is about We the People knowing that the President is wrong about what needs to be done to help the American people, and Robert reinforces our knowledge of what has been going on in this country since President Obama came on the scene four years ago. We really wish more people had been aware of what then candidate Obama told "Joe the Plumber," that he wants to "spread the wealth around."

      The scariest thing is that not only were people not listening and staying informed, but that they ignored the warning signs of what was to come in Obama's first three years. President Obama and his Marxist minions are of the belief that government can solve all of our problems. Conservatives believe that individual responsibility with laissez faire free market capitalism ultimately does better in the end: Every time. Why would anyone want to change how we do things that has helped America prosper in the past few centuries?

      But as I read through the column several more times, I discovered another two paragraphs that influenced me to say something about what We the People can do to prove the President is wrong, and Robert Ringer is right:

      No civilized person wants to see those who are seriously health challenged or mentally challenged suffer, so the question is not whether or not such people should be helped. The question is, who is best equipped to help them – politicians, whose chief aim is to perpetuate their own power, or free individuals, who have a genuine desire to be charitable to those who are incapable of fending for themselves?

      If the scam of politicians taking from those who produce and giving the stolen loot to those whom they deem to be "in need" worked, the poverty rate would not be about the same today (14.3 percent) as it was when the Great Society was launched back in 1965. What Lyndon Johnson's "generosity" proved is that it doesn't matter how much of other people's money you give away, it does nothing to lift people up. The hard evidence shows that it is government's redistribution-of-wealth policies that have not worked.
      No, we do not really need the government to be our nanny. And being that this is the Christmas season, this is the opportune time to make this proposal; there is never a better time to display the great generosity of the American people. YOU, not the government, can reach out to give less fortunate people assistance in many ways.

      Hopefully, you have heard about the "pay it forward" events where people pay for the meal at a fast food establishment for the person in line behind them. It also recently came to the attention of the media that there have been anonymous donors that help out people that are trying to pay off a layaway purchase at various retail establishments.

      We are aware of all the people with the financial capability that give large sums of money to many of the various charities and "causes." We even help out orphans around the world by funding or adopting them. America is still the most generous nation on the planet.

      But, there is still the possibility that we could actually go a step further.

      It is my belief that if every one of us that has the financial means, the time, and the opportunity to help out one other individual or family that is struggling along, there probably wouldn't be a need for government agencies to step in and spend the taxpayer's money on the many programs that have been instituted in order for us to gain some type of "collective salvation."

      We the People really can prove that Robert Ringer is right, and Obama and his Marxist minions are wrong. We the People can make a concentrated effort to help lift up those that really could benefit from our assistance.

      Between now and next November, and that really isn't too long from now, it is time to re-educate the American population, and counter all the lies that have been fed to the masses by those on the left in the schools, unions, the media, and most of all, the government. If We the People step up, we can make a very positive impact on what - or who - less fortunate people expect to come to their assistance.

      Isn't it time that we start thinking about others? Our friends, our relatives, or our neighbors? Can you do something to help out somebody? I am sure you can. Even moral support can help. Let's take this country back from those that keep their power because they can take from those that have to give to give to people that don't have. WE the PEOPLE can do a much better job! I think that we can show that "You're-on-your-own economics" has worked, and always will.

      It's time to learn and teach that is better to love your neighbor rather than the government. I'm just sayin'...

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      'You're-on-your-own economics'? Bring it on!

      By Robert Ringer

      December 14, 2011 ~ 2:25 pm Eastern

      © 2011

      Oops! The presidential pretender went and did it again. A lot of red ink has passed over the socialist dam since he unthinkingly told Joe the Plumber that he wants to "spread the wealth around."

      Or since he told Charlie Gibson that "It's a matter of fairness" when Gibson repeatedly asked him to explain why he would want to raise the capital-gains tax when the historical evidence proves that higher capital-gains taxes actually decrease government revenues.

      Of course, there have been endless not-so-subtle clues as to Obama's impeccable collectivist credentials since then, but, on the whole, he tends to choose his words carefully so as not to awaken the sleeping frogs. One must always be mindful not to let the water get too hot.

      But last week Obama let it all hang out in a speech at a Kansas high school when he said, "[T]here is a certain crowd in Washington who, for the last few decades, have said, 'Let's respond to this economic challenge with the same old tune. The market will take care of everything,' they tell us. If we just cut more regulations and cut more taxes – especially for the wealthy – our economy will grow stronger."

      Moving in for the kill, he went on to say, "And that theory fits well on a bumper sticker. But here's the problem: It doesn't work. It has never worked. … I mean, understand, it's not as if we haven't tried this theory. We simply cannot return to this brand of you're-on-your-own economics if we're serious about rebuilding the middle class in this country."

      That's right, folks, capitalism had nothing to do with the United States becoming the most prosperous country in the history of the world. It had nothing to do with millions of ambitious people starting with nothing and becoming millionaires and even billionaires. And it has nothing to do with the fact that "poor people" (as defined by the Census Bureau) in the U.S. live better than middle-class people in most other countries.

      Don't be afraid!
      WE the PEOPLE
      are the MOB
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      Wednesday, December 14, 2011

      GOP creating fuel for Obama ~ By Chuck Norris

      Now, you tell me, which type of leadership is going to win us back the White House: one that rallies the country or divides the house?
      With totally certainty, I can say that Chuck Norris undoubtedly hits the nail on the head in this column, and it is the most important column I've read so far in this election cycle.

      While you need to read this column in full, beginning to end, I need to give you one more quote that is of vital importance, one that is of total relevance to defeating Barack Hussein Obama in 2012:

      Every conservative I know agrees that any GOP candidate will be better than the leadership we currently have in the White House. I firmly believe their positive attributes definitely outweigh any of their negatives.

      With about three weeks to the Iowa Caucus, it's high time that we quit allowing the left and even our own preferences and prejudice to polarize us any further. It's time we lay down our egos and our innate bent to tear down and fight to unify for our republic's sake. If we are going to win the war for the White House, it's going to be solely in our ability to rally together and keep our scopes on the current occupant of the White House, not by aiming at one other.
      Before I read Chuck's column, I read what Herman Cain had to say in his column on the same day. Here is part of my commentary about what Herman was saying, and it is perfectly relevant to the wisdom of Chuck Norris that you will read today:
      As to this coming election in 2012, the major effort still needs to be focused on defeating Obama. That could possibly mean nominating a squishy RINO Republican candidate. Whatever it takes, right? If that is the outcome, what Herman Cain has suggested in this column will become even more significant, as you will read. We the People need to be able to put the pressure on whoever wins the White House and Congress!
      Now, it is time for me to make a request of you, the reader. I know you are one that cares about our future and our freedom, so I'm assuming that you will understand this request is not just so I can promote this column or my blog. What would really help would be if you were to disseminate this column, this blog post, to as many of the GOP Presidential candidates, Conservative columnists, bloggers and talk radio show hosts as possible. WE the People need to spread the word, far and wide!

      This election should be up to you, and not the media outlets - Conservative or Progressive. It is time for WE the People that want to avert the loss of our liberties as given to us in the Constitution of the United States. We need to have a little faith right now in what WE the People can do when we unite. The Tea Party Movement is STILL a movement that allows us keep us unified, if we allow it to. Along with this great column by Chuck Norris, we have been schooled on the abilitiy for us to keep spreading the hope for freedom that will still be here for our children and grandchildren!

      You've heard of "Peace through Strength" before, right? Well, this is "Strength through Peace" amongst our candidates and the pundits. Let's quit giving the enemy the ability to divide us, alright? I'm just sayin'...

      GOP creating fuel for Obama

      By Chuck Norris

      December 11, 2011 ~ 7:30 pm Eastern

      © 2011

      Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel, the early 20th century baseball legend who played on five teams and managed four, said, "It's easy to get good players. Getting them to play together, that's the hard part."

      What's true in sports is definitely true in politics, but even more so.

      Many say, 'tis the season for GOP rivalry, but when does inference turn to infighting? When does public debate dismantle our conservative solidarity? When do campaign commercials compromise our unity to fight together? And when does friendly bantering turn into friendly fire that is fuel for our foes?

      I know we are in a GOP presidential race. I understand the tactics to win a regular election, but this is no typical run for the presidency. There is a progressive insurrection underway, and at the heart of their political warfare is the disunity of conservative consensus.

      In this unique presidential race, I would propose at this particular point that our infighting is, indeed, not only the recipe for the president's petroleum but also a major strategy in the progressives' plan to keep their incumbent in the Oval Office.

      Former House Speaker and GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich told an audience in Iowa last week, "President Obama is legitimately and authentically a Saul Alinsky radical." I completely agree, as well as the majority who truly understand Obama's origins and political philosophies. Even the New York Times back in August 2009 wrote, "Saul Alinsky, the Chicago activist and writer whose street-smart tactics influenced generations of community organizers, most famously the current president …"

      Alinsky's bible for community organizers is "Rules for Radicals," the principles of which can be viewed in almost every action of the left, including the present White House. For example, in the chapter on "power tactics," the fourth tactic is: "Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules." While conservatives regard congruity as commendable, Alinsky considers it an opportunity for raising disdain among the public and infighting among enemies, because no one can perfectly live up to his or her own message.

      This is where Alinsky's fifth rule follows and applies: "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon." And the best missile in that arsenal is the friendly fire (ridicule) caused within the enemies' own camps.
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      Tuesday, December 13, 2011

      Dear Cain supporters: Stay tuned ~ By Herman Cain

      Cain supporters, stay tuned. We're still going to get the job done. We're going to have to do it from the outside, and I will lead the way and be the people's voice.
      I'm having a hard time accepting the "don't despair" message. We may no longer have a candidate in the GOP race for the nomination that can beat Barrack Hussein Obama.

      It was in horror that I watched Herman Cain's GOP nomination campaign implode, through no fault of his own. There seems to be no candidate with a truly Conservative philosophy remaining in the field that would have a chance to win the election in 2012. We seem to be left with little or no choice in good Conservative candidates that have at least a chance to win the GOP nomination.

      I was heartbroken when seeing the following segment on Hannity last Thursday:

      Clips from Hannity's show on December 8, 2011, with Herman Cain

      We are going to need to hear Herman Cain's voice during this time of trepidation. With the primary season starting in less than three weeks with the Iowa Caucus on January 3, 2012, it appears that the Republican Party is not going to give us a strong Conservative that could beat Obama. The closest conservative candidate that we may have in the top tier at this time could be... gulp... Ron Paul.

      In a blog posted several days ago, I wrote:

      So, now what?

      Do we just watch the Republican Party split and implode?

      Is the Tea Party really dead like the Mainstream Media, and even Fox News, is telling us?
      If there was any time that we need the Tea Party Movement to be revived, it is now. I believe that most of the Tea Party Movement still stands behind Herman Cain.   He can still be our voice, along with others.

      However, if Barack Obama is going to go down in defeat next November, I'm thinking that we need more than just a voice.  We need a Conservative leader, somebody that would be able to unite and energize the Conservatives in the GOP.  Or, maybe, it won't be a Republican, but rather a third party candidate.  Unfortunately, as we've seen in the past, third party candidates have always assured the Democrats of a victory.

      I am not sure if a voice from the outside, not even Herman Cain, will be all we need. It won't be enough, unless We the People get together to fight for our liberty. It is going to take all of us that are concerned about our children's and grand children's freedom, and that are aware that we are dangerously close to losing it. It will be our responsibility to join people like Herman Cain in the effort to inform and persuade as many people as possible before it is too late.

      As to this coming election in 2012, the major effort still needs to be focused on defeating Obama. That could possibly mean nominating a squishy RINO Republican candidate. Whatever it takes, right? If that is the outcome, what Herman Cain has suggested in this column will become even more significant, as you will read. We the People need to be able to put the pressure on whoever wins the White House and Congress!

      The Tea Party Movement needs to be revived. If that is going to happen, we need to do it NOW.   We the People need to lose the doom, gloom, and despair, and start working together for positive solutions.  I'm just sayin'...


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      Dear Cain supporters: Stay tuned

      By Herman Cain

      December 11, 2011 ~ 7:00 pm Eastern

      © 2011

      Since my campaign ended, I've been honored to hear from so many people who asked me to continue because they felt I was the person who could help this country fix things that urgently needed fixing. I will continue to lead but not as a candidate, because I chose to put family first.

      I will continue to be your voice and our voice. We will make 9-9-9 a movement. We will put "strength" back into "Peace through Strength and Clarity." We will become energy independent. We will put "united" back into the United States of America.

      I know this from you: When the people understand it, they will demand it!

      We can't count on the mainstream media to properly inform us, because too many members of the media are chasing the sensationalized or distorted story. Many members of Congress are so busy trying to keep up with the legislative process, small incremental changes in the laws and the partisan cat fights that the big changes needed never get addressed. Worse yet, they never even try.

      We have seen repeatedly that expecting 535 members of Congress and the president to make bold changes to truly fix problems from the inside of Washington is not going to happen. Washington is broken! We must change it from the outside.

      The late Sen. Everett Dirksen popularized the phrase, "When they feel the heat, they will see the light." We will be the heat like they have never felt it before. Politicians' actions are ultimately determined by what they believe the people are demanding of them. We will demand bold changes.


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      Sunday, December 04, 2011

      Gingrich: The last 'not-Romney' standing ~ By Tom Tancredo

      As a former college professor, did he lead a battle to curtail federal involvement in higher education? No. Energy policy? No – to this day he still supports ethanol subsides, has endorsed cap and trade, and did that awful video on global warming with Nancy Pelosi.

      Video provided by Cardsplayer4life on Apr 17, 2008

      So, now what?

      Do we just watch the Republican Party split and implode?

      Is the Tea Party really dead like the Mainstream Media, and even Fox News, is telling us?

      Please tell me, Donald Trump isn't our only hope!

      We can NOT afford to lose this election and see four MORE years of this Barack Hussein Obama nightmare!

      We need a George Washington, and Newt ain't the guy. So, we need to find somebody to unite behind, don't we?

      Can we? WILL WE?

      YOU decide!  I'm just sayin'....

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      Gingrich: The last 'not-Romney' standing

      By Tom Tancredo

      December 02, 2011 ~ 4:59 pm Eastern

      © 2011

      I want to be perfectly clear: I have nothing against buying silver. In fact, I like silver. But don't tell me it's as good as gold.

      Newt Gingrich is riding high in the polls as Herman Cain's support melts away. But what are we getting – gold, silver or brass?

      Suddenly, Washington pundits and pollsters are selling Gingrich as the gold standard for "insurgent conservatism" in contrast to Romney's "cool pragmatism." But let's put aside for another day (say, Iowa on Jan. 10) the comparison of Gingrich to other candidates and just ask ourselves some basic questions. Is Newt Gingrich a conservative? Would he implement a conservative agenda as president?

      The sad fact is, after a 30-plus year career in politics, we still don't know what we are getting with Gingrich because he has been all over the map – pardon me, all over the galaxy – in his policy proposals.

      Gingrich's eclectic unpredictability does not mean he is not greatly to be preferred over a second term for Barack Hussein Obama. What it does mean is that Gingrich would likely have a hard time defeating Obama.


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