Obama’s Monumental, Game Changing, Afghan Speech

30 11 2009

Anyone think I went a little over-board with the headline? 😉 

Maybe it will get funnier when he announces that the British are sending an additional 500 soldiers. Wow, 500 more cooks and mechanics should end the war within a few days of their arrival!

The very first paragraph is one of those classic “No Shit Sherlock” moments. I have a young teenage granddaughter that could have written that paragraph, when she was seven!


Analysts: Obama’s Afghanistan speech crucial

CNN International – ‎1 hour ago‎ (CNN) — US President Barack Obama has waited too long to address the instability in Afghanistan, putting at risk the efforts to stabilize the troubled country, a pair of authors said Monday.

Complete story here.

Info Update

30 11 2009

Just received about 20 minutes ago. Please read and consider carefully what’s covered in this email. These are the same people that sponsored the ‘Conservative Activist’ training I attended here in Asheville recently.



Dear Giovanni,

In 9 days President Barack Obama will go to Copenhagen, Denmark for the United Nations Climate Change Conference.  No doubt, the President intends to commit the United States to an energy rationing scheme that makes the U.S. accountable to U.N. bureaucrats, kills jobs here, dramatically raises the price of gasoline and electricity, and infringes on our personal and national freedoms — all in the name of a radical global warming ideology that is called into question more and more each day.

As part of our ongoing “Cost of Hot Air” effort, Americans for Prosperity is going to Copenhagen on the same day as the President to make sure that our side of the story is told.

On December 9, AFP will hold a live event from Copenhagen that will broadcast simultaneously at local AFP events across the nation and live at AmericanForProsperity.org. We’ll detail the hypocrisy of the U.N. Climate Change Conference and give you the opportunity to send your elected officials a crystal clear message: don’t you dare use this U.N. Conference to turn over our nation’s energy policy to some international body that could care less about American prosperity. 

Phil Kerpen and I will be in Copenhagen hosting an event with Lord Monckton (click here to join the 3.5 million people who have seen his video detailing how our nation could be threatened by international climate agreements) and other European free-market leaders who will detail the hypocrisy of this U.N. conference and explain how cap-and-trade has killed jobs and raised energy prices in their nations.

The anchor event in the United States will be held in Philadelphia at noon that day with AFP’s own Steven Lonegan hosting and special guest speaker Steve Moore (FOX News contributor and Wall Street Journal editorial board writer).   We’ll have more details about these events — and how you can attend — within the next few days.

I’m asking you to take 3 steps.

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Third, please consider sending this email invitation on to your family and friends by CLICKING here.  We need to make sure the politicians in Washington know that Americans are closely watching the cap-and-trade issue and that the U.N. Conference in Copenhagen changes absolutely nothing.

More Bad News For Obama

30 11 2009

As someone who thinks we are not taking the radical Islamic terrorist threat serious enough, this article has it’s Hot and Cold spots for me.

On the one hand we have this guy (Mr. Ajami) that changed his mind and he now thinks bad thoughts about Obama. Yeah-baby, two thumbs-up!

But on the other hand, we have this Arab guy (Mr. Ajami) who thinks the USA has a president that bends over backwards more-than-enough for the Arab worlds tastes. Obama may like bending over to foreigners but not this American (yours truly). Plus, we real Americans know instinctively that bending over too far, for that bar of soap in the prison showers, will cause a lot more pain than you ever imagined.


The Arabs Have Stopped Applauding Obama

‘He talks too much,” a Saudi academic in Jeddah, who had once been smitten with Barack Obama, recently observed to me of America’s 44th president. He has wearied of Mr. Obama and now does not bother with the Obama oratory.

He is hardly alone, this academic. In the endless chatter of this region, and in the commentaries offered by the press, the theme is one of disappointment. In the Arab-Islamic world, Barack Obama has come down to earth.

He has not made the world anew, history did not bend to his will, the Indians and Pakistanis have been told that the matter of Kashmir is theirs to resolve, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the same intractable clash of two irreconcilable nationalisms, and the theocrats in Iran have not “unclenched their fist,” nor have they abandoned their nuclear quest.

There is little Mr. Obama can do about this disenchantment. He can’t journey to Turkey to tell its Islamist leaders and political class that a decade of anti-American scapegoating is all forgiven and was the product of American policies—he has already done that. He can’t journey to Cairo to tell the fabled “Arab street” that the Iraq war was a wasted war of choice, and that America earned the malice that came its way from Arab lands—he has already done that as well. He can’t tell Muslims that America is not at war with Islam—he, like his predecessor, has said that time and again.

It was the norm for American liberalism during the Bush years to brandish the Pew Global Attitudes survey that told of America’s decline in the eyes of foreign nations. Foreigners were saying what the liberals wanted said.

Now those surveys of 2009 bring findings from the world of Islam that confirm that the animus toward America has not been radically changed by the ascendancy of Mr. Obama. In the Palestinian territories, 15% have a favorable view of the U.S. while 82% have an unfavorable view. The Obama speech in Ankara didn’t seem to help in Turkey, where the favorables are 14% and those unreconciled, 69%. In Egypt, a country that’s reaped nearly 40 years of American aid, things stayed roughly the same: 27% have a favorable view of the U.S. while 70% do not. In Pakistan, a place of great consequence for American power, our standing has deteriorated: The unfavorables rose from 63% in 2008 to 68% this year.

Mr. Obama’s election has not drained the swamps of anti-Americanism. That anti-Americanism is endemic to this region, an alibi and a scapegoat for nations, and their rulers, unwilling to break out of the grip of political autocracy and economic failure. It predated the presidency of George W. Bush and rages on during the Obama presidency.

We had once taken to the foreign world that quintessential American difference—the belief in liberty, a needed innocence to play off against the settled and complacent ways of older nations. The Obama approach is different.

Steeped in an overarching idea of American guilt, Mr. Obama and his lieutenants offered nothing less than a doctrine, and a policy, of American penance. No one told Mr. Obama that the Islamic world, where American power is engaged and so dangerously exposed, it is considered bad form, nay a great moral lapse, to speak ill of one’s own tribe when in the midst, and in the lands, of others.

The crowd may have applauded the cavalier way the new steward of American power referred to his predecessor, but in the privacy of their own language they doubtless wondered about his character and his fidelity. “My brother and I against my cousin, my cousin and I against the stranger,” goes one of the Arab world’s most honored maxims. The stranger who came into their midst and spoke badly of his own was destined to become an object of suspicion.

Mr. Obama could not make up his mind: He was at one with “the people” and with the rulers who held them in subjugation. The people of Iran who took to the streets this past summer were betrayed by this hapless diplomacy—Mr. Obama was out to “engage” the terrible rulers that millions of Iranians were determined to be rid of.

On Nov. 4, on the 30th anniversary of the seizure of the American embassy in Tehran, the embattled reformers, again in the streets, posed an embarrassing dilemma for American diplomacy: “Obama, Obama, you are either with us or with them,” they chanted. By not responding to these cries and continuing to “engage” Tehran’s murderous regime, his choice was made clear. It wasn’t one of American diplomacy’s finest moments.

Mr. Obama has himself to blame for the disarray of his foreign policy. American arms had won a decent outcome in Iraq, but Mr. Obama would not claim it—it was his predecessor’s war. Vigilance had kept the American homeland safe from terrorist attacks for seven long years under his predecessors, but he could never grant Bush policies the honor and credit they deserved. He had declared Afghanistan a war of necessity, but he seems to have his eye on the road out even as he is set to announce a troop increase in an address to be delivered tomorrow.

He was quick to assert, in the course of his exuberant campaign for president last year, that his diplomacy in South Asia would start with the standoff in Kashmir. In truth India had no interest in an international adjudication of Kashmir. What was settled during the partition in 1947 was there to stay. In recent days, Mr. Obama walked away from earlier ambitions. “Obviously, there are historic conflicts between India and Pakistan,” he said. “It’s not the place of the United States to try to, from the outside, resolve those conflicts.”

Nor was he swayed by the fate of so many “peace plans” that have been floated over so many decades to resolve the fight between Arab and Jew over the land between the River Jordan and the Mediterranean. Where George W. Bush offered the Palestinians the gift of clarity—statehood but only after the renunciation of terror and the break with maximalism—Mr. Obama signaled a return to the dead ways of the past: a peace process where America itself is broker and arbiter.

The Obama diplomacy had made a settlement freeze its starting point, when this was precisely the wrong place to begin. Israel has given up settlements before at the altar of peace—recall the historical accommodation with Egypt a quarter century ago. The right course would have set the question of settlements aside as it took up the broader challenge of radicalism in the region—the menace and swagger of Iran, the arsenal of Hamas and Hezbollah, the refusal of the Arab order of power to embrace in broad daylight the cause of peace with Israel.


The laws of gravity, the weight of history and of precedent, have caught up with the Obama presidency. We are beyond stirring speeches. The novelty of the Obama approach, and the Obama persona, has worn off. There is a whole American diplomatic tradition to draw upon—engagements made, wisdom acquired in the course of decades, and, yes, accounts to be settled with rogues and tyrannies. They might yet help this administration find its way out of a labyrinth of its own making.

Mr. Ajami, a professor at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, is the author of “The Foreigner’s Gift” (Free Press, 2007).

UN Climate Body in Deep Denial

30 11 2009

Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the IPCC

Seriously, would you trust this man? I wouldn’t buy a used car from him. He’s Rajendra Pachauri, the chairman of the UN’s powerful Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)!

Pachauri is in deep denial, insisting that the integrity of Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) is not affected in the least by the thousands of hacked e-mails from a major climate research institute, U. of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit (CRU), which have exposed AGW research as questionable and unscientific.

At this point, I don’t know what it’ll take for these AGW frauds to back off. The only route is the legal one of lawsuits. A leading AGW skeptic named David Holland is doing just that. He’s seeking prosecutions against some of Britain’s most eminent academics for allegedly holding back information in breach of disclosure laws. Alas, the crazies are meeting in Copenhagen next week, before Holland has even begun suing these frauds.




By James Randerson – Nov 29, 2009 – http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/nov/29/ipcc-climate-change-leaked-emails

There is “virtually no possibility” of a few scientists biasing the advice given to governments by the UN’s top global warming body, its chair said today.

Rajendra Pachauri defended the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in the wake of apparent suggestions in emails between climate scientists at the University of East Anglia that they had prevented work they did not agree with from being included in the panel’s fourth assessment report, which was published in 2007.

The emails were made public this month after a hacker illegally obtained them from servers at the university.

Pachauri said the large number of contributors and rigorous peer review mechanism adopted by the IPCC meant that any bias would be rapidly uncovered.

“The processes in the IPCC are so robust, so inclusive, that even if an author or two has a particular bias it is completely unlikely that bias will find its way into the IPCC report,” he said.

“Every single comment that an expert reviewer provides has to be answered either by acceptance of the comment, or if it is not accepted, the reasons have to be clearly specified. So I think it is a very transparent, a very comprehensive process which insures that even if someone wants to leave out a piece of peer reviewed literature there is virtually no possibility of that happening.”

The IPCC, which was set up by the UN in 1988, is the world’s leading authority on climate change. It advises governments on the science behind the problem and was awarded the Nobel peace prize along with Al Gore in 2007.

Pachauri was responding to one email from 2004 in which Professor Phil Jones, the head of the climatic research unit at UEA, said of two papers he regarded as flawed: “I can’t see either … being in the next Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. Kevin [Trenberth] and I will keep them out somehow – even if we have to redefine what the peer-review literature is!”

Pachauri said it was not clear whether the wording of the emails reflected the scientists’ intended actions, but said: “I really think people should be discreet … in this day and age anything you write, even privately, could become public and to put anything down in writing is, to say the least, indiscreet … It is another matter to talk about this to your friends on the telephone or person to person but to put it down in writing was indiscreet. If someone was to say something like this in an IPCC authors’ meeting then there are others who would chew him up.”

Jones has denied any suggestion that he tried to suppress scientific evidence he disagreed with or that he manipulated data.

Some commentators, including the former chancellor Nigel Lawson and the environmental campaigner and Guardian writer George Monbiot, have called on Jones to resign but Pachauri said he did not agree. He said an independent inquiry into the emails would achieve little, but there should be a criminal investigation into how the emails came to light.

Pachauri said he doubted that trust in the IPCC would be damaged by the affair. “People who are aware of how the IPCC functions and are appreciative of the credibility that the IPCC has attained will probably not be swayed by an incident of this kind,” he said.

He pointed out that five days after the emails were made public, Barack Obama announced a major commitment to cutting greenhouse gas emissions ahead of the UN climate summit in Copenhagen.

C’mon Sing Along W/Lloyd Marcus

30 11 2009

Let’s Destroy Sarah Palin

30 11 2009

There seems to be some sort of scramble to see who can be the one that brings down Sarah Palin. What the hell is wrong with these people?

What will they end up calling this one… BusGate?

Don’t worry Sarah, we the people got your back!


Sarah Palin Flying During “Bus Tour” for Book?

Former GOP Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, who has been emerging from a bus emblazoned with her name and photograph during her publicity tour for her memoir “Going Rogue,” may be flying between her promotional appearances.

A blog called “Palingates,” citing the flight log, first reported that Palin has apparently been traveling on a Gulfstream II 12-passenger jet from stop to stop.

Joe McGinniss at the Huffington Post then picked up the story. Before the tour, Palin’s publicist had claimed that Palin would be “making two and sometimes three stops a day, traveling in a bus painted with the cover of her book.” The former Alaska governor also gave interviews from the bus, driving home the notion that it was her mode of transportation for the tour.

But flight logs show that the Gulfstream jet, which costs $4,000 per hour, has been flown from stop to stop on the book tour, prompting McGinniss to speculate that she “hasn’t been on the bus, except for short hops between local airports and hotels and book-signing sites.”

HarperCollins did not respond to questions about who was paying for the jet or who flies on it. But Palin has acknowledged flying during at least some portion of the trip, tweeting that she “Just got off flt” on November 21st.

Cheney-Limbaugh 2012

30 11 2009

Look people, I know this won’t happen but it sure is fun and somehow comforting to dream about.


Cheney, Limbaugh in 2012?

By Tom Hintgen (Contact) | The Daily Journal

Published Monday, November 30, 2009

Many conservatives believe that Dick Cheney and Rush Limbaugh have all the answers to solve our nation’s problems. Could that team head the GOP banner in 2012?

“If I had to choose in terms of being a Republican, I’d go with Rush Limbaugh,” said Cheney on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

This led to immediate speculation that Cheney and Limbaugh intend to run as a ticket in the 2012 election. Limbaugh, on his weekday radio show, often calls Barack Obama “a man-child president who is immature, inexperienced, and over his head.”

A Cheney-Limbaugh ticket would be a conservative’s dream, said conservative analyst Mary Matalin, but she said, “I don’t believe Cheney will run for president, nor will Limbaugh.”

As for Limbaugh’s daily criticism of Obama, White House senior adviser David Axelrod said, “It’s a surreal day when you’re getting lectures from Rush Limbaugh. He (Limbaugh) is an entertainer.”

The White House has suggested that Limbaugh and some other far-right political personalities have grabbed control of the Republican Party. Limbaugh has openly vowed to do what he can to ensure that Obama’s presidency is a failure.

“I don’t know how good a Cheney-Limbaugh ticket would truly be or how happy I’d be with them over the long term. However, I’d take them in a heartbeat, from a national security perspective, over that fraud in the White House. Man, would I like to have a recall election (a la Gov. Grey Davis in California) right about now,” said one conservative talk show radio caller.

Limbaugh and Sean Hannity remain way ahead of the field in their two-horse race for the most conservative talk-radio listeners, according to the trade magazine “Talkers.” Limbaugh has a minimum of 14.75 million listeners who tune in at least once a week. Hannity is second with a minimum of 13.75 million.

Our Hintgen family prefers to listen to Minnesota Public Radio, for which we are contributing members.

Limbaugh said he loves being a conservative, adding, “We believe in individual liberty, limited government, capitalism, the rule of law, faith, a color-blind society and national security.”

He said true conservatives also support school choice, enterprise zones, tax cuts, welfare reform, faith-based initiatives, political speech, homeowner rights and the War on Terrorism.

“And at our core, said Limbaugh, “we embrace and celebrate the most magnificent governing document ever ratified by any nation — the U.S. Constitution. Along with the Declaration of Independence, which recognizes our God-given natural right to be free, it’s the foundation on which our government is built and has enabled us to flourish as a people.”

Limbaugh asserts that African-Americans, in contrast with other minority groups, are “left behind” socially because they’ve been systematically trained from a young age to hate America through a widespread movement headed by figures such as Jeremiah Wright, William Ayers, and Obama.

Many people believe that Limbaugh not only has no compassion for those in need, but that he’s also mean-spirited.

During the Clinton administration, while filming his television program, Limbaugh referred to media coverage of Socks, the Clintons’ cat. He then said, “Did you know there’s a White House dog?” and held up to the camera a picture of then-teenaged Chelsea Clinton.

Responding to the ensuing criticism, Limbaugh claimed he was handed the photo by mistake. Later, he mocked the shortness of U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert B. Reich who’s about 5 feet tall.

Democrats say that Limbaugh uses his platform to become national precinct chairman for the Republican party. Right or wrong, millions of Americans love Limbaugh, and he earns millions of dollars each year through conservative talk radio.

Would Cheney and Limbaugh, if elected, tap Sarah Palin for a Cabinet post?

Minarets A Swiss No-No

30 11 2009

Christianity starts to push back and I say… it’s about time.


Swiss ban on minarets sparks widespread condemnation

Muslim leaders from around the world, senior church figures, European politicians and human rights experts have deplored Switzerland‘s decision to ban the building of minarets.

The polarising verdict in a Swiss referendum held yesterday raised fundamental questions about discrimination and freedom of religion, with the Swiss government itself doubtful over whether the popular vote could be translated into national law, as required by the country’s system of direct democracy.

“Scandalous,” said the French foreign minister, Bernard Kouchner, while Babacar Ba, a senior official of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, warned of an “upsurge in Islamophobia” in Europe.

But far right leaders in Europe applauded the Swiss vote and called for parallel prohibitions in other countries.

“The flag of a courageous Switzerland which wants to remain Christian is flying over a near-Islamised Europe,” said Mario Borghezio, an MEP from Italy’s anti-immigrant Northern League.

In the Netherlands, the anti-Muslim Freedom party of Geert Wilders, which is steadily growing in popularity, called for a similar vote for the Dutch. “It’s the first time that people in Europe have stood up to a form of Islamisation,” it declared.

Despite Swiss fears of a violent backlash in the Islamic world and business fears of an adverse impact on Arab spending in Geneva and Zurich, as well as exports to the Middle East, Muslim leaders reacted mostly with sorrow. “The main thing is to keep calm and to realise how much work still needs to be done to defend basic freedoms,” said Ba, the OIC ambassador in Geneva.”We must do this by taking a constructive part in the debate on all issues which cause fear and concern, and to try to bring people together in order to confront extremism.”

The surprisingly high vote of 57% for the minaret ban put the Swiss government and establishment on the defensive, engaged in damage limitation. In Brussels, the Swiss justice minister, Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, who opposed a ban, argued that the vote was neither against the Muslim community nor against Islam. She sought to explain the decision to EU interior ministers, some of whom were highly critical.

The Vatican denounced the ban as an infringement of religious freedom.

Roman Catholic bishops in Swizerland issued a statement regretting the ban, accusing the rightwing Swiss People’s party, which spearheaded the prohibition campaign, of caricaturing and exaggerating the alleged threat posed by Muslims, and also warned that the ban “will not help Christians oppressed and persecuted in Islamic countries”.

Under the rules of Switzerland’s direct democracy, which leans heavily on single issue referenda, yesterday’s vote compels the government to amend the constitution. The article defining church-state relations will acquire a new sentence stating: “the building of minarets in Switzerland is forbidden”.

But the government and parliament knows that this will breach the European convention on human rights and the UN charter proscribing discrimination on religious grounds and entrenching freedom of religion.

The clause would be discriminatory because it singles out one religion, Islam, for restrictive treatment.The backers of the campaign respond that this is irrelevant since minarets have nothing to do with religion, but are a “political symbol”. Mosque-building is not being banned and Muslims in Switzerland are free to observe their religion, they argue.

While there are only four minarets in a country that is home to 400,000 Muslims, a dispute over the erection of another minaret in the town of Langenthal is stuck in the courts amid appeals and counter-appeals about building licences.

The case could now end up at the European court of human rights in Strasbourg, taking years to be settled.

Health Care Fraud

30 11 2009

Today, the Senate is back doing its mischief — resuming its consideration of the Senate version of health care reform government-takeover-of-one-sixth-of-the-US-economy.

So, we — conservative patriots — must also go back to the salt mines by resuming our war of resistance.

There are TWO things you need to know about the Senate heathcare bill:

One, the bill will not prevent illegal immigrants from receiving health care coverage from their employers, despite Obama’s explicit pledge that illegal immigrants would not benefit.

Washington Times reports that this is because neither the Senate nor the House bill screens out illegal immigrants, who usually obtain jobs by using false identities and are indistinguishable from legal workers. A rough estimate by the Center for Immigration Studies suggests that the practical effect of the healthcare bill would be that about 1 million illegal immigrants could obtain health insurance coverage through their employers.

Two, don’t believe what you are told about the costs of health care “reform.” Heritage Foundation has a report warning that the true costs are unknown. Whatever you are told about the costs depends on budget gimmicks and unrealistic assumptions. The truth is the bill contains four budget tricks:

  1. It excludes the costly $200+ billion “doctor fix”;
  2. It manipulates the CLASS Act, a new government health care program for long-term health insurance that will eventually lead to net outlays when benefits exceed premiums;
  3. It delays paying out costly benefits, like subsidies, until the last 6 years (which means that what we are now told is not a full cost estimate);
  4. The bill depends on using cuts to Medicare to pay for its $1.2 trillion coverage, but these cuts to Medicare not only are uncertain, they will negatively affect millions of seniors now on Medicare.


The Rapidly Shrinking Mr. Obama

30 11 2009

Design by GiovanniWorld's artist, bkeyser!

Obama will go down in history as the fastest shrinking U.S. president, ever. In less than a year, his “strongly approve” ratings have gone from nearly 50% of American voters to only 26% today. 

Rasmussen Reports’ daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that only 26% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President.  40% Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -14. 72% believe the President is politically liberal, including 49% who say he is Very Liberal.

The more Obama “governs,” the more he is disapproved by the American people. And yet, despite all this, he is determined to ram through the unpopular healthcare reform, Cap ‘n Trade, and the Copenhagen climate change world-government accord.

What president behaves like this? Unless, of course, Obama isn’t really interested in governing; his real agenda is the Cloward-Piven Strategy!

The eponymously named strategy was developed in 1966 by two American avowed socialists, husband-&-wife Columbia U. sociologists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. They are members of Democratic Socialists of America and Progressives for Obama.

Simply put, the Cloward-Piven Strategy is to force political change through orchestrated crisis.

The idea is to bring down capitalism by deliberately getting everybody possible on welfare and overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thereby bankrupting  government, inducing the system’s economic collapse, and pushing the country into crisis.


Important Notice

30 11 2009


Giovanni’s World is proud to announce that we still say…

Merry Christmas!




Listen Up Obama

30 11 2009

H/T goes out to FS for passing this letter on to me. This is one mans opinion, which I happen to agree with, so I did NOT do any checking on this piece. The main reason why may surprise you… This is something I wish I had written!


Harsh words from an Army 73rd Tank Battalion soldier.
Call it what it is – “Terrorism”!!!
In my Opinion:

 Let’s just cut through the Bullshit and quite being so “politically correct”. The Fort Hood shooting is an act of “TERRORISM”. Another “MUSLIM” attacked us on our own soil!!! He’s not the “alleged” shooter, but, “THE SHOOTER” !!! The asshole was shot by the “FEMALE POLICE OFFICER”, not the ‘alleged’ police officer!!! He was shooting at unarmed soldiers with two hand guns as he was shot!!!
The “shooter” was a pajama wearing, slipper wearing, camel jockey that shot our brave UNARMED soldiers at their home!!! Sorry no virgins for him … just bubba!!!
All the media are trying to spin it to show that the shooter gets the sympathy because of his job!!! So I guess PTSD is like the flu, and gives off germs, and can be pasted to others. This coward has never been in any of the theaters of operation. The only combat zone he’s been in was in northwest DC, or trying to get to “M street” in Georgetown .

From ABC to FOX… all want to be so politically correct… Call him what he is, a “TERRORIST”!!!

He should be held in GTMO or at the Navy Brig in Charleston , SC. They handle TERRORISTS!!!

Even the “White House” is no different. It will not address the shooting as the main topic opening into a press meeting. The “President” is too damn worried about his bullshit health care disaster before addressing the massacre/terrorist attack by one of his “Alah” loving “Muslim Terrorist”!!!

Apparently the FBI had this guy under surveillance for months… for talk of ‘terrorist type’ blogs… Why the hell wasn’t he picked up??? Or would it have been against the ‘politically correct’ administration. Or hurt some “Muslims” feelings. MSNBC is spinning this saying that he was “so alone” and “had no friends”… Who gives a shit!!! HE’S A TERRORIST!!! On a final note… The President can take his wife to New York on a date, travel to all the “Muslim” countries, go to Canada, fly over to Copenhagen for the Olympics (for four hours), get a Noble Peace Prize (for nothing), fly to Dover for a photo shot, BUT… can’t fly to Fort Hood to console the Fort Hood community, until almost all talk radio put him on the spot.

 BUT …Former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura secretly visited Fort Hood last night (6 Nov 09) and spent “considerable time” consoling those who were wounded in Thursday’s shooting spree. Now THAT’S a class act!!!

 You didn’t see that on the main stream media!!! Did ya?
Member of 73rd Tank Battalion
The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson.


Win The War!

30 11 2009

Incredible! A politician actually comes up with a novel idea. This is what used to be called “common sense” but is now called “P-A-R-T-Y”.


Senator Proposes Delaying Health Care Reform to Pay for Afghanistan War

FoxNews 11-29-09

The Afghanistan war could be as much about dollars as sense for several U.S. lawmakers, including one top Republican who says national security is worth delaying health care reforms so Congress can pay for military operations.


Obama’s Marxist Personal Physician

29 11 2009

So, that’s where Obama got his idea of single-payer healthcare Obamacare from….

H/t Glenn N!




It figures. Obama’s neighbor and longtime friend is a raving Marxist.
obama doctor
Barack Obama poses with pal and Marxist Dr. Quentin Young at Dr. Young’s 80th birthday celebration in 2003.

New Zeal reported this week on Barack Obama’s Marxist neighbor and doctor friend who taught him about the single-payer health care system.

The push to socialize US Heathcare came, not from from the “people”, but from small clique of Marxists, led by a man with close persional ties to president Barack Obama.

This group’s goal is fully socialized, government run “single payer” healthcare-as long promoted through Congressman John Conyers’ National Health Insurance Act, or HR 676.

The leader of this Marxist clique is Quentin Young-a retired Chicago physician, a life long Marxist activist and long time friend and political ally of Barack Obama.

According to radical journalist John Nichols writing in The Progressive;

Obama…learned about single-payer health care from his old friend and neighbor Dr. Quentin Young, the longtime coordinator of Physicians for a National Health Program.

Quentin Young told Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, that while an Illinois State senator, Obama was a strong supporter of “single payer.”

Barack Obama, in those early days—influenced, I hope, by me and others—categorically said single payer was the best way, and he would inaugurate it if he could get the support, meaning majorities in both houses, which he’s got, and the presidency, which he’s got. And he said that on more than one occasion…. ”

So who exactly is Dr. Quentin Young?
According to New Zeal:

Quentin Young is one of America’s most committed socialists, beginning with his time in the Young Communist League in late 1930s Chicago.

After WW2, into the mid 1970s, Young was closely associated with the Communist Party and was accused of belonging to the Bethune Club (a communist doctor’s club) by a US Congressional Committee investigating the riots at the 1968 Democratic Party convention in Chicago.

There’s much more.
Of course, this surprises no one.

Obama’s Connection With PartyCrashers

29 11 2009

It turns out that Tareq and Michaele Salahi, the couple who crashed the White House’s state dinner really do have “ties” to Obama as they claim.

Canada Free Press reports that the party crashers’ relationship with Obama goes back five years:

While the big gun media and American Secret Service are out there investigating “party crashers” Tareq and Michaele Salahi, no one’s telling the truth: Obama knew the Salahis when he was still an Illinois senator.

Polo Contacts Worldwide could make it easy for the investigating Secret Service by brown-enveloping them this picture ….

Interesting little detail for White House gumshoes: As the above photo was published in June 2005, Barack Obama was still Senator Obama and not the President Elect.

…among the slew of memberships on charitable boards, Tareq Salahi is a former member of The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP). The only way to know for a fact is because even though ATFP scrubbed all references to Salahi as a board member, he can still be found on Google cache.


American Power also reports that Tareq Salahi is a former member of the board at ATFP, the “moderate” rights groups pushing a thinly-veiled program of Palestinian nationalism and the “right of return” (the backdoor destruction of Israel). See, “Tareq Salahi, Gate-Crasher at White House State Dinner, Tied to ATFP, America-Bashing Palestinian Group Calling for Power-Sharing With Hamas!

According to Discover the Networks, ATFP’s former vice president is Rashid Khalidi, the Columbia University Middle East Studies professor and militant Palestinian rights activist. Khalidi cites the late Edward Said as his major influence, and according to the entry cited, “As with Said before him, Khalidi’s involvement with the Palestinian cause goes beyond mere support.” And, “Khalidi so strongly identified with the aims of the PLO, which was designated as a terrorist group by the State Department during Khalidi’s affiliation with it in the 1980s, that he repeatedly referred to himself as ‘we’ when expounding on the PLO’s agenda.”

Obama’s ties to the Palestinian community became something of an issue during the 2008 campaign. See, the Los Angeles Times, “Allies of Palestinians See a Friend in Obama.”

American Power concludes that “the Salahi affair is resurrecting long-buried questions of Barack Obama’s ties to hardline anti-American and anti-Israel organizations, some with real ties to violent extremists in the Middle East.”

In other words, GiovanniWorld’s in-house artist, bkeyser, was not far from the truth when he created this photoshop satire yesterday!



More Climategate Skullduggery

29 11 2009

Design by GiovanniWorld's bkeyser

For years, Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) skeptics, in particular Steve McIntyre, have asked AGW scientists to make public their raw data on the grounds of Freedom of Information. For years, the AGW scientists, specifically those at the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit (CRU), refused.

Now that the CRU’s hacked e-mails and other documents indicate a systematic pattern of un/anti-scientific and outright deceptive behavior — omitting evidence contrary to AGW (e.g., the Medieval warming period); giving each other positive reviews in peer-reviewed journals while blackballing AGW skeptics from being published in “approved” journals — CRU’s host university is in damage control mode.

Word is the university says it will make all the data accessible as soon as possible, once CRU had negotiated its release from a range of non-publication agreements.

Alas, any celebration is premature. For, at the same time as the U. of East Anglia promises full disclosure, its scientists admit they had thrown away much of the raw temperature data on which their predictions of global warming are based!

This means that other scientists will not be able to check basic calculations said to show a long-term rise in temperature over the past 150 years.

The data had been gathered from weather stations around the world and then adjusted to take account of variables in the way they were collected. The revised figures were kept, but the originals — stored on paper and magnetic tape — were dumped to save space when the CRU moved to a new building. Or so they say.

In a statement on its website, the CRU said: “We do not hold the original raw data but only the value-added (quality controlled and homogenised) data.”

The CRU is the world’s leading center for reconstructing past climate and temperatures. Climate change skeptics have long been keen to examine exactly how its data were compiled. That is now impossible.

Roger Pielke, professor of environmental studies at Colorado University, discovered data had been lost when he asked for original records. “The CRU is basically saying, ‘Trust us’. So much for settling questions and resolving debates with science,” he said.

The dumped raw data were used to build the databases of AGW scientists showing how the world has warmed by 0.8C over the past 157 years. AGW scientists say this temperature rise is “unequivocally” linked to greenhouse gas emissions generated by humans. Their findings are one of the main pieces of evidence used by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which says global warming is a threat to humanity.


Muslim Religion Treated Special?

29 11 2009

I’m worried about an awful lot these days, but this is one of those issues that will be in the forefront of geopolitical debate for many years to come. Here’s my personal worry.

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems to me that our president is purposely going out of his way to bend over backwards (and forward, as in the case of bowing to the Saudi King) for the Muslim religion. By doing so, he is silently telling the other religions to shut-up and don’t rock the boat. Well it sure seems to me that the only worldwide religion rocking the boat right now… is Islam.

The article seems to point to how this works. We had a terrorist attack at Fort Hood. A Senate hearing is called for. Sen. Joe Lieberman gets called-out by the author of this piece because Obama had already warned lawmakers to not turn the tragedy into political theater. Anotherwords, someone from the Muslim community that matters, convinces our president that we should not jump to conclusions as to what happened, and then the president warns people to treat this terrorist attack as a tragic nuisance. I apologize for not conveying my anger properly through my writing, I’m probably getting anger fatigue. While you read the article below, make doubly sure to read between the lines, for it’s quite evident to me that the author is trying to send a message while trying to sound learned and fair.

BTW… Did you know that the Swiss have just voted to stop the construction of anymore Minarets in their country? Even the Swiss are catching-on faster than we are.


Engage Muslim Americans to Prevent Radicalization and Promote Security

By Dr. Louay M. Safi   
Saturday, 28 November 2009 20:19

Speculation is an important exercise in philosophical debates and social gatherings, but not in public policy reviews or criminal investigations. Yet this is what happened during the hearing conducted by the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee on Friday, Nov. 19.

Senator Joe Lieberman, the committee chair, decided to press ahead with his investigation of Fort Hood fatal shootings despite calls by President Obama on lawmakers not to turn the shooting into a “political theater” and to wait until his administration and the military investigations are complete. The Senate Armed Services Committee responded positively and cancelled a scheduled closed-door hearing with Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff George Casey.

Lieberman told a press conference on Thursday that he was “not interested in political theater,” and that he wanted instead to get “the facts and correcting the system.” Yet none of those who spoke on Friday at the hearing had access to the facts of the Fort Hood shootings. And while the motives of the perpetrator of the Fort Hood rampage are still investigated, Lieberman called the fatal shooting a “homegrown terrorist attack” in a clear rush to judgment and a blatant attempt to link the Fort Hood shootings to the “war on terrorism.”

Although the discussion was not helpful to understanding the facts or the sequence of events that led to the Fort Hood tragedy, the panelists who spoke at the hearing raised a number of issues that need to receive a broader discussion and greater national attention.

Juan Carlos Zarate, a former deputy national security advisor in the Bush administration, focused his remarks on the “violent extremist ideology” that he thought could explain the shooting incident. “Unlike any event since 9/11,” he stated, “[Fort Hood] has fueled discussion about the specter and threat of a violent extremist ideology in our midst.”

Brian Jenkins, a terrorism expert at the RAND Corp, expressed concern about increased “radicalization” of Muslims in the United States, citing over 30 attempted plots by “independent homegrown terrorists have been broken up in the U.S. since 9/11.”

Gen. John Keane, the Army’s former vice chief of staff, stressed the need not to confuse the criminal act with good work of over 10,000 Muslims serving in the military. He then called for involving soldiers in efforst to point out potential threats in their ranks. “It should not be an act of moral courage for a soldier to identify a fellow soldier who is displaying extremist behavior,” he stressed, “it should be an obligation.”

The experts’ testimonies raised issues of considerable importance and should become part of a broader national discussion. “Radicalization” and the possible penetration of “violent extremist ideology” are potential threats to national security and have become of great concern to many in the country, including Muslim leaders and national Muslim organizations.

Radicalization often results from marginalization and a deepening sense of exclusion and unfair treatment by establish social groups and government agencies. Similarly, the extremist ideology responsible for violent outbursts is often rooted in the systematic demonization of marginalized groups. National Muslim organizations and Muslim leaders of mosques and local Islamic centers across the nation have been working hard for years to ensure that the Muslim American community is well integrated and fully participating in the social, economic, and political spheres of society.

Rather than being seen as an asset and an important force to prevent radicalization, national Muslim organizations have, since 9/11, come under relentless attacks by far right individuals and groups whose aim have been to delegitimize the authentic voices of the American Muslim community. Last month, four republican congressmen used a Capitol Hill press conference to launch a book by anti-Muslim authors with the aim to undermine the credibility of main Muslim organizations. Similarly, an influential religious leader used Fort Hood tragedy to castigate the entire Muslim community. Political leaders in general, and GOP leaders in particular, should speak out against the far right propaganda machines and reject their divisive rhetoric against Islam and Muslims, and hence steer our society away from the path of radicalization.

Jenkins stressed in his testimony that Nidal Hassan’s radicalization has been private and personal. “If some of the markers of radicalization and recruitment are missing, it is because, except for Hasan’s reported correspondence with the imam, Anwar al-Aulaqi, his journey may have been entirely an interior one.” He further warned against relying solely on law enforcement strategy to deal with radical outbursts. “We do not, nor would we want, to live in a police state where every dubious remark, questionable correspondence, or relationship deemed suspicious is noted, recorded, and scrutinized for signs of dangerous deviancy.”

Missing from the hearing was the Muslim American voice and the voices of those who can shed light on the Muslim success in preventing serious radicalization, including those of Steven Simon and Jonathan Stevenson. In a recent article published in the Foreign Policy magazine under the title “The Real Shock of Fort Hood,” Simon and Stevenson discussed the increased racism faced by American Muslims since Sept. 11. They also criticized the negative media coverage of Islam and Muslims. “Media coverage dwelling on the violence associated with radical Islam and ignoring the respectable lifestyles of most American Muslims, along with Christian right-wing rhetoric casting the campaign against terrorism as a clash of religions, has contributed to the public’s misunderstanding of Islam,” they stated.

Simon and Stevenson argued that the real shock is that Muslim Americans continue to show unquestionable loyalty to their country and reject extremism despite all the pressure brought on them both internally and externally. They warned against allowing the pressure to continue. “[T]he Fort Hood massacre arguably showed that the continued civility of the Muslim population against undeniable pressures cannot be taken for granted,” they cautioned. “To preserve it, the American public will have to resist the paranoia to which last week’s tragedy could potentially lead,” they added.

The work of the Senate Homeland Security is very important, and all Americans, including those of the Islamic faith, must ensure that the committee should not become fixated on the “war on terror” approach of the Bush years, and that we enter into a new phase of promoting peace and security by rejecting the divisive voices from the far right.

Global Arab Network

Dr. Louay Safi is executive director with the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). He writes and lectures on issues relating to Islam and the West, democracy, human rights, leadership, and world peace. His commentaries are available at http://louaysafi.com


It’s War

29 11 2009

At around 8 am this morning, on the Lord’s day, a black man walked into a coffee shop near Seattle and shot dead four uniformed police officers.

The police are the “thin blue line” separating civilization from sheer anarchy and chaos. We are at war, it’s just that noone has declared one. I’m waiting for our post-racial president to make a statement.

God bless the slain officers. My heart goes out to their families, and to GiovanniWorld member DCG whose home is near Seattle.




by KING5.com and Associated Press – November 29, 2009 at 9:41 AMPARKLAND, Wash. – Four Lakewood Police officers were shot and killed Sunday morning in what authorities called a targeted ambush at a coffee shop.

Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer says the officers – four male and one female – were in full uniform and wearing bulletproof vests, sitting in Forza coffee shop near 116th Street and Steele Street on the east side of the Air Force base at about 8:30 a.m.

Troyer says the officers were preparing for their shift when a suspect or suspects “walked in with a handgun, opened fire multiple times and then fled the scene,” said Troyer.

Troyer called it an “ambush.” “They had marked police cars, marked uniforms, there were other people inside the facility, they weren’t shot, wounded or hurt or even aimed at, just the police officers were,” said Troyer.

It wasn’t clear whether the officers even had time to draw their weapons to return fire, Troyer said. “This was more of an execution. Walk in with the specific mindset to shoot police officers,” Troyer said.

Police are searching for a male suspect and interviewing witnesses. There were two employees and a few customers in the shop at the time of the shooting.

The Forza Coffee Shop, part of a popular local chain, is on a side street near McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma, about 35 miles south of Seattle. The shop is in a small retail center alongside two restaurants, a cigar store and a nail salon.

Brad Carpenter, founder and owner of Forza Coffee, said his staff was OK and being interviewed by police, and that his main concern was with the families of the police officers. “I’m a retired police officer, so this really hits close to home for me,” he said.

Roads are blocked around the scene. Dave Gabrielson, a clerk at Foot Mart about a block away from the coffee shop, told the News Tribune that all was quiet when he opened the store at 8 a.m. About 30 minutes later, “All of a sudden a million cops were zooming up and down the road,” he said.

The baristas who were inside the shop are “stunned and shocked, traumatized,” Troyer said. Troyer said investigators believe the officers were targeted, and it was not a robbery. “We hopefully will have answers, but there is nothing more we can tell you,” Troyer said. “That’s as cold-hearted as it is.”

Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor said “this is an example of the danger that police officers and deputy sheriffs and state troopers face every day. The person or people who did this not only harmed us they harmed the good that we can do in the community. They harmed the good that we work to do every day in the community. This is an example of the cost that is sometimes paid by people who believe in duty and obligation and sacrifice and people who do that on behalf of the community. We’ve lost people that we care about, we’ve lost people I’m sure the good people in the community care about as well.”

Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire issued the following statement about the homicides:

“I am shocked and horrified at the murder of four police officers this morning in Pierce County.  Our police put their lives on the line every day, and tragedies like this remind us of the risks they continually take to keep our communities safe.  My heart goes out to the family, friends and co-workers of these officers, as well as the entire law enforcement community.  I offer whatever support is needed to the Pierce County Sheriff in their search for the perpetrator of this terrible crime.”

Troyer said there were several active scenes that officers are working. A white pick-up truck was impounded from a parking lot at one scene and a person was taken into custody at another. He said they are looking to see if there is any surveillance cameras that may have caught the suspect on video.

Troyer said the suspect is a black male, 5-foot-7 to 6 feet tall, 20s to 30s, scruffy appearance, wearing a black coat with a gray sweatshirt underneath, and blue jeans. A $10,000 reward is being offered for information. Tips can be called in to (253) 591-5959 or 866-977-2362.

Prayer vigil

A prayer vigil for the officers and their families will be held tonight at 6 p.m. at Tacoma Champions Centre at 1819 E. 72nd St. in Tacoma. Directions to the Tacoma Campus.


Green Sheep?

29 11 2009

In the name of reducing carbon emissions, the crazy Aussies down under are trying to breed “green” sheep that burp and flatulate less. Imagine how much “carbon emission” is “emitted” by this guy (see below). That’ll sure get the Greens’ knickers all in a knot! LOL

Pic taken by an American Airline flight attendant to illustrate problem with obese passengers

[Go HERE for the news article on the photo.]





Australian scientists have said they are hoping to breed sheep that burp less as part of efforts to tackle climate change.

The scientists have been trying to identify a genetic link that causes some sheep to belch less than others.

Burping is a far greater cause of emissions in sheep than flatulence, they say.

About 16% of Australia’s greenhouse emissions come from agriculture, says the department of climate change.

Australia’s Sheep Cooperative Research Council says 66% of agricultural emissions are released as methane from the gut of livestock.

“Ninety per cent of the methane that sheep and cattle and goats produce comes from the rumen, and that’s burped out,” John Goopy from the New South Wales Department of Industry and Investment told ABC.

“Not much goes behind – that’s horses.”

The scientists in New South Wales have been conducting experiments in specially designed pens where they measure how much gas sheep emit by burping.

They have found, from tests on 200 sheep so far, that the more they eat, the more they belch.

But even taking that into account, there appear to be “significant differences” between individual animals, Mr Goopy said.

The scientists’ goal in the long term is to breed sheep that produce less methane, which produces many times more global warming than carbon dioxide.

“We’re looking for natural variations so we’ll steer the population that way, ” said Roger Hegarty, from the Sheep Cooperative Research Council.

Thank You Eowyn

29 11 2009

Think of this as a gift to Eowyn for all the hard work she does for the blog.