Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Subway writing contest snubs homeschoolers.

Perhaps they think being homeschooled is an unfair advantage...?

Story link.


Ron Paul supporters: Tell me what you think!

Well, you don't have to be a Ron Paul supporter, but you guys are probably the only ones who won't be voting for the Republican or Democratic candidates...

What are your thoughts on Constitution Party Presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin? I have decided that I will be voting for him this year, I feel that he represents Ron Paul's message and the message of Constitutionalism better than anyone else in the race. I know that a decent percentage of write-in votes for Ron Paul would be a great statement to make, but in all reality most write-in votes don't even get counted. And, truth be told, it's not about Ron Paul. The message is what matters, not the man.

So, whether you plan to vote for McCain, Obama, Clinton, Barr, Nader, McKinney, or Ron Paul, check out these links and tell me what your thoughts are! (Official Campaign Site)
Chuck Baldwin on Wikipedia
Chuck Baldwin on Youtube

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Preparing our hearts and minds...

Hat tip (again) to

“North American Parliament” Meets At Integration Forum.
A simulation of a North American Parliament, designed to "develop the participants’ sense of belonging to North America" and "and promote the creation of North American academia networks" is currently taking place in Montreal.

100 selected students from universities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico have been selected to take on the roles of Legislators, Journalists and Lobbyists, in the fourth annual.

Remember, the date that the Council on Foreign Relations, in cooperation with the Security and Prosperity Partnership have set for North American "integration" is 2010...Things like this are simply preparing us, so that we won't be too shocked. Something like this doesn't happen immediately, it's gradual. Some won't recognize it until it's beating down their doorstep.

I don't honestly know anyone who would truly support a "North American Union," as they say, but we don't hear about these sort of things on the mainstream news. People (not to get too bad into lecture mode), we have to inform ourselves! We have to find these things out for ourselves, because the TV's and the newspapers are not going to tell us!

"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge..." Hosea 4:6

Read more about the coming NAU.


Tuesday, May 27, 2008


On the Fox News-Obama fiasco?

I'm not a fan of Obama - at all - so it's hard for me to take up for him. I do think that the Fox News' guest's joke was certainly in poor taste, though, but I'm not really sure how much of a issue it truly should be.

What do you guys think?

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

FBI insider opens up about bureau problems

WASHINGTON — The FBI’s counterterrorism program cannot adequately protect the nation against another attack by Middle Eastern terrorists, a high-ranking FBI official and recognized whistleblower claimed Wednesday in a rare appearance on Capitol Hill.

Bassem Youssef, in oral and written testimony, decried what he saw as major deficiencies in his own bureau’s counterterrorism operations.

He accused the FBI of needlessly violating the civil liberties of thousands of Americans, misidentifying threats against the United States and repeatedly making “sloppy mistakes."

Youssef, currently the chief of the FBI's Communications Analysis Unit, is a known bureau whistleblower whose past statements — and alleged bureau retaliation against him — have triggered investigation by the Department of Justice.

He again ran the risk of backlash Wednesday and expressed some anxiety at the start of his testimony.

"Regardless of what happens to me when I walk into the Hoover building tomorrow, (these concerns) are what I wanted to get across," Youssef told the subcommittee.

The sparsely attended meeting included an appearance at the witness table by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, a longtime FBI critic and advocate of government whistleblowers.

Grassley spoke in support of Youssef and other FBI dissidents, saying, "Underneath all of the good things (in) the FBI, unfortunately, there is a history of abuse, mismanagement and retaliation so strong that it has become part of its organization culture.

"Only a brave few dare to speak out. … When they do speak out, they usually suffer retaliation," he said.

Full story.

Wow. That's quite eye-opening, I'm really surprised something like that made it to the mainstream press. It really makes me wonder - if this is the kind of things we actually hear about, what else can be going on behind the scenes?

I don't mean to sound like a Conspiracy theorist, but things like this do concern me, greatly. It was Abraham Lincoln (ironically enough, the man should've taken his own advice) who said "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." And James Madison is known for saying "If tyranny and oppression ever come to this land, it will be under the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." With things like this (and the Patriot Act, the suspension of Habeas Corpus, etc.) I can see the wisdom of Americans who came before us... Are we willing to listen to them?

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Obama implies the government should control how much you eat...what?!

Since I have an anti-McCain post below this, it's only fitting to equally bash... ;) Hat tip to InfoWars.

Source: Google News.

WASHINGTON (AFP) — Barack Obama set his sights on November's general election Saturday as he campaigned in Oregon, where he hopes to declare victory in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Pitching his message to Oregon's environmentally-conscious voters, Obama called on the United States to "lead by example" on global warming, and develop new technologies at home which could be exported to developing countries.

"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK," Obama said.

"That's not leadership. That's not going to happen," he added.

That's pretty scary, isn't it? He implies that the government should have control over what people eat, and suggests that it should be at the bidding of foreign nations?

It doesn't seem strange anymore that he would allow the whole calling a reporter "sweetie" debacle to become a big deal. Anything to take the attention away, eh?

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Friday, May 16, 2008

McCain: Iraq victory by 2013

So, five more years?
4,000 more dead?
Several hundred thousand more wounded?

What do you see in five more years in Iraq?

It's a better prediction than 100 years, but it's still pretty damn pathetic.


Sunday, May 11, 2008

McCain panders to the California crowd.

WASHINGTON -- After spending several weeks staking out positions on taxes, Iraq and judges designed to appeal to conservatives, John McCain is shifting his attention to independents and Democrats, with proposals on climate change.

Sen. McCain's support of regulating global-warming gases like carbon dioxide -- the biggest environmental issue before Congress -- more closely resembles the stance of his Democratic rivals, Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

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This headline made me laugh

Not a funny laugh, of course. A sort of wry, oh-gosh-this-again laugh.

Feminists Divided over Clinton and Obama.

... I don't know about you, but I don't consider pro-choice to be pro-woman. Not that pro-war is specifically pro-life, either, but that's beside the point.

I've never understood a woman who would only vote for someone if they were pro-abortion. I'm not exactly a feminist, but I like to think that I'm not such an idiot as to need someone to provide me the "right" to kill my children. I mean, talk about insulting. I guess women are just stupid animals who can't help themselves from becoming impregnated?

Sorry for the random post, but I've never understood that. Maybe you guys can help me to get that line of reasoning better.


Texas to immunize FLDS children

From the Salt Lake Tribune, hat tip to [Emphasis added]

Texas authorities have asked foster care providers to immunize every FLDS child - despite some parents' concerns about possible negative effects.

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services sent letters to 16 group homes and shelters this week asking them to line up shots for the children.

"It appears to be a totally unimmunized population," said Patrick Crimmins, department spokesman. "We're the legal parents of the children and we would like for them to be immunized."

Crimmins said the state requires all children in custody to be immunized for their "health and safety."
I probably have a different perspective about this than most of you - my parents believed that vaccines weren't safe and I was never immunized as a child. The only reason we got around school regulations, most likely, is that my siblings and I were homeschooled. Whether or not vaccines are truly unsafe, it's absolutely deplorable that the State can own these children and do with them what it wants.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that these children shouldn't be in the care of the State in the first place. Do I condone polygamy? No. Of course not. I don't think polygamous marriage should be legally sanctioned, but I certainly don't think that we should be prosecuting those living in plural marriages. If there is abuse along the lines of underage marriages really going on, that's one thing, but to prosecute people for their - albeit dreadfully wrong - personal convictions is wrong.

I also think that if there was abuse going on, the children shouldn't be taken from their mothers. Since when do we take children away from abused mothers? Mothers living in abusive (singular) marriages essentially "allow" an unhealthy environment to continue, but we don't take their children away!

Anyway, that's a bit of rambling post for one little article, but I hadn't talked much about this situation yet, so I figured I would ;).



To all the moms out there...


Thursday, May 08, 2008

German court rules against religious freedom

A German court on Wednesday ruled that a Muslim student cannot skip co-ed swimming lessons because her religion prohibits form-fitting clothes that do not cover her body, The Local reported.

The 12-year-old girl’s parents sued a school in the northern city of Remscheid after it refused to let the girl skip the lessons. The court sided with the school, saying that the state’s responsibility to educate the girl outweighed an infringement on her religious freedom.

Now, I don't know about you, but I think this is pretty ridiculous. I'm not advocating for Islam's teachings (I know quite a few fundamental Christians who would have similar beliefs,) but that's not really the issue. What bothers me is that the State's "responsibility" to educate - their essential ownership of children, supersedes a personal conviction. That's wrong.

Do you guys agree or disagree?

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Sunday, May 04, 2008


Which party do you belong in?
Your Result: Constitution Party

You are an old-school conservative. You believe the Bill of Rights are sacred. You believe in a strong interpretation of the Constitution, traditional values, limited government, and the principles of the Declaration of Independence. You are opposed to abortion, amnesty for illegal aliens, most taxes (especially the income tax) non- defensive, un-declared wars and federal laws on anything not expressed in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution. You generally support free-markets but are anti-globalist and somewhat protectionist.

Libertarian Party

Republican Party

Green Party

Democrat(ic) Party

Which party do you belong in?
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Yay! Now I'm twice considered an anti-Government radical (by the SPLC, of course...) John Birch Society AND Constitution party? Tsk tsk...

Anyway ;)
What party do you belong in?


Thursday, May 01, 2008

Wow...finals week

So, I've been really really busy these past few weeks. I haven't been around commenting anyone's blogs or posting here, achk, I don't want my blog to die out again. I'm almost finished with finals, though, so I should be back around soon! Two finals down, three to go =/. See y'all in a few days!