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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Kidney Stones Sideline Elderly Blogger

Just so y'all know; I had both kidneys rid of kidney stones on Wednesday and am still a little "under the weather" today.  Had to break down and use the pain meds the doctor prescribed.  It may be another day or two before I'm back in the saddle.  Thanks for your thoughts, prayers and well-wishes.  I appreciate every one of you far more than you know. - DRH

CPAC Coverage From CSPAN

The CSPAN streaming video feed seems to be the most reliable for CPAC coverage.  You can access the streaming feed here:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

VA No-Shariah-Here Bill In Play: Will MD Man Up Soon?

VA No-Shariah-Here Bill In Play: Will MD Man Up Soon?

By Guest Blogger, Richard Falknor

VA No-Shariah-Here Bill In Play: Will MD Man Up Soon?

UPDATE FEBRUARY 7!  “Much skullduggery is afoot in Richmond!” Pamela Geller highlights activist Jim Lafferty’s warning.

Virginia U.S. Senate primary candidate and long-time independent-thinking Republican delegate Bob Marshall is the patron (sponsor) of HB 825, limiting the application of foreign law in Virginia courts or administrative proceedings.

Today Marshall reports:

“My HB 825 ( provides that no Virginia court or administrative agency may apply foreign law unless required or authorized by the US or Virginia Constitutions or federal or Virginia law.  HB 825 passed the Courts Committee 10-6 Friday (2-3-12) despite a barrage of misinformation.  (Two Republicans opposed HB 825, one Democrat voted yes.)  I anticipate vigorous opposition when it is debated on the floor of the House of Delegates, possibly as early as this coming Tuesday! [Highlighting and underscoring Forum’s]

The portion of HB 825 dealing with Virginia courts is virtually identical to a bill in Congress (HR 973) introduced by Rep. Sandy Adams (R-FL) which has 84 co-sponsors including seven Chairmen of House Committees, one former Attorney General of California now in Congress, two Committee Vice Chairmen, and five Virginia Republican Members of Congress.

Please read my analysis below and forward this email to your friends and then contact your member of the VA House of Delegates ASAP:  

[Contact your delegate:]

Readers are urged carefully to review Marshall’s entire report.

Here is last Friday’s committee vote in the House of Delegates Courts of Justice panel on HB 825.

Meanwhile the Adams Center (All Dulles Area Muslim Society) urges their faithful here to —
“Oppose VA HB 825. VA HB 825 could Potentially infringe on Religious Freedom and Business Community.”

For background on the American Law for American Courts movement, see their guiding principles and model statute here

“The goal of the American Laws for American Courts Act is a clear and unequivocal application of what should be the goal of all state courts: No U.S. citizen or resident should be denied the liberties, rights, and privileges guaranteed in our constitutional republic.  

American Laws for American Courts is needed especially to protect women and children, identified by international human rights organizations as the primary victims of discriminatory foreign laws.
By promoting American Laws for American Courts, we are preserving individual liberties and freedoms which become eroded by the encroachment of foreign laws and foreign legal doctrines, such as Shariah.”

Faithful readers will recall and perhaps revisit two of our related articles Which Will The GOP Support:“Soft” Shariah or Free Speech? and Time to Man Up on Political Islam.”

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

SuperBowl Victory Parade! - No Parade To Honor War Heroes, Though

SuperBowl Victory Parade!

No Parade To Honor War Heroes, Though

By Dell Hill via Jazz Shaw @ HotAir

I told you.

The New York (Jersey) Giants returned from their Super Bowl victory to a planned hero’s welcome in the Big Apple, complete with ticker tape, open top convertibles, keys to the city and all the trimmings. They should be justifiably proud of their accomplishment, and their fans deserve a quick victory lap to mark the occasion.  But, as Doug Mataconis notes over at Outside the Beltway, isn’t there another parade which we’re still waiting for?  He’s making reference to an article by Kate Taylor.

At least one large city, St. Louis, has gone ahead with a parade for Iraq veterans, on Jan. 28.  And on Monday, the White House announced that President Obama and the first lady, Michelle Obama, would hold a dinner on Feb. 29 to honor troops who had served in Iraq.

But the Defense Department, noting that American soldiers are still fighting in Afghanistan, says it is too soon for a celebration with the recognition and symbolism of a New York City parade.

Col. David Lapan, a spokesman for Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said, “We simply don’t think a national-level parade is appropriate while we continue to have America’s sons and daughters in harm’s way.”

Mataconis responds:

The Pentagon’s position doesn’t really make sense.  Iraq and Afghanistan are, after all, separate conflicts fought in separate countries for very different reasons.  While there’s no small degree of overlap between veterans of the two conflicts, it seems somewhat silly to say that veterans from the Iraq War shouldn’t be honored until the conflict in Afghanistan is over, or as long as American troops are “in harm’s way,” which seems pretty darn open ended to me.

That’s certainly not the way we’ve handled these things in the past. When the V-E Day came in May 1945, the nation didn’t wait to celebrate that achievement until V-J Day had come three months later (and few people had reason to know that the end of the war in the Pacific Theater might be that near at the time).  In fact, on June 10th, 1945, just a month after the end of the conflict in Europe, New York City held a ticker-tape parade for General Dwight D. Eisenhower while the conflict in the Pacific still raged.”

Dell’s Bottom Line:

I’m a Giants fan.  Always have been.  Named my youngest son after NFL great Kyle Rote Sr., running back for the New York Football Giants.  And the Giants certainly earned a SuperBowl victory parade.

But refusing to honor our military Veterans is a disgrace.  Shame on all concerned.

Break The Democrat’s Strangle Hold On The Senate

Break The Democrat’s Strangle Hold On The Senate

Let’s Get It In Gear And Take Back The US Senate!

By Dell Hill

If I have to start hitting people between the eyes with a 2 x 4, I’ll do it. 

The Republican Presidential primary season has everyone talking presidential politics and forgetting what could turn out to be the most important issue of the year - CONTROL OF THE SENATE.

Even if the President should win re-election, it’s the control of the Senate that will make all of the difference.

The slate of Senate elections will heavily favor Republicans in 2012.

Democrats will defend 23 seats, while Republicans will defend 10.

Six Democratic incumbents have declined to run: Sens. Daniel Akaka of Hawaii, Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico, Kent Conrad of North Dakota, Herb Kohl of Wisconsin, Nelson, and Jim Webb of Virginia.  

Republicans, by contrast, have only one vulnerable seat left open, vacated by retiring Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl.

Democrats will face between eight and 11 competitive races to defend seats they currently hold.  The most competitive Democratic-held seats represent Hawaii, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Republicans, meanwhile, will face only two to four competitive races to hold onto seats.  Competitive GOP-held seats will be contested in Arizona, Indiana, Massachusetts, and Nevada.

Dell’s Bottom Line:

It won’t be easy, but control of the Senate is within reach.  Great strides were made in 2010 and there’s absolutely no good reason why that job can’t be completed in 2012.

Find out the status of YOUR state’s senatorial campaign and act accordingly.  


Let's Kick Obama's Skinny Butt Back To Chicago!

Let's Kick Obama's Skinny Butt Back To Chicago!

Monday, February 6, 2012

A Parade For Heroes? For The Giants - Probably

A Parade For Heroes?  For The Giants - Probably

For The Men And Women Of Our Military - Probably Not

By Dell Hill

The New York Football Giants won the SuperBowl and it was - as you might expect - a wild party atmosphere on the plane ride home!

NOW, the question of the hour.

Will New York celebrate the SuperBowl victory with a parade?

Or will the Big Apple continue it’s tradition of having no parades for winners???  After all, there was just one winner and many, many losers.  Don’t we have to be considerate of the feelings of those who didn’t win the big game?

And they don’t even play in New York!!

A Tale Of Two Sex Addicts - JFK & ‘Arnold’

A Tale Of Two Sex Addicts - JFK & ‘Arnold’

One Gets Major Headlines - The Other, Not So Much

By Dell Hill

This is the story of two sex addicts.  Not just any two, mind you.  Two very prominent men with a history of cheating on their spouses and how the major media outlets have reacted to both.

You may - or may not - have heard this story within the past 24 hours.
Mimi Alford says she was a 19-year-old virgin just a few days into an internship at the White House when Kennedy seduced her in his wife’s bedroom following a pool party with two close aides and other young women.

Was Alford (R) Seduced By JFK?

“I was in shock,” she wrote.  “He, on the other hand, was matter-of-fact, and acted as if what had just occurred was the most natural thing in the world.”  They kept up the affair after she left Washington to go to college, and she last slept with him just three days before his fatal trip to Dallas when he told her: “I wish you could come with me to Texas.  I’ll call you when I get back.”

The now 69-year-old retired church administrator, who lives in New York City, uses the memoir, called Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath, to set out in sometimes graphic detail how she spent days and occasionally nights with the notoriously sex-addicted president.

She tells how he refused to kiss her on the lips, and once instructed her to perform a sex act on one of his friends, which she did.  On another occasion, he asked her to similarly “look after” his younger brother Teddy, but she refused.”

Thus far, the American media have avoided this report like the plague.  To them it’s just one more “mistress story” that really isn’t news.

But wait!  This “mistress” certainly earned top billing on all of the alphabet channels in May of last year.

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Mildred Patricia Baena is the woman with whom former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a son about 14 years ago, ABC News has learned.

Birth records show Schwarzenegger's son Christopher and his newly revealed child were born less than a week apart.

Known as Patty, Baena reportedly worked in the famliy home as a housekeeper and assistant for more than 20 years, until January.
Amid the public speculation, Schwarzenegger's wife and mother to four of his children, Maria Shriver, was in Chicago Tuesday at the star-studded tribute to Oprah Winfrey, which also featured appearances from Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Madonna, and ABC News' Diane Sawyer.

Wearing a glittering blue halter gown, the former first lady of California didn't appear to show any evidence of her recent marital troubles as she paid tribute to her friend Winfrey.

"For more than 30 years you have bestowed upon me the most amazing friendship.  You have shown love, support, wisdom, and most of all, the truth …," Shriver said, pausing for a moment after she uttered the phrase "the truth."

Quite typical of the top story reported by every legacy media outlet and you can read the ABC News story by clicking right here.

The President of the United States - a man said by many to have a serious addiction to sex with a long list of bedroom conquests - is cited for seducing a 19 year old intern in his wife’s bedroom and that isn’t newsworthy.

The Governor of California - a man said by many to have a serious addiction to sex with a long list of bedroom conquests - is reported to have a child outside of his marriage and it’s bulletin material for the legacy media.  And it stayed that way for several weeks.

Notice any bias here???

The legacy media will go to great lengths to protect it’s “Camelot President”, John Fitzgerald Kennedy - a notorious womanizer - and will maul the Governor of California for doing exactly the same thing.

Did I mention the political party affiliation of these these two models of decency represent?  No, and I don’t have to.

Secret Romney - Santorum ‘Deal’ Never Happened

Secret Romney - Santorum ‘Deal’ Never Happened

Mitt’s Campaign Turns Its Guns On Santorum

By Dell Hill

So very much of what most call “news” during a heated political campaign is really just guesswork and conjecture.  A case in point; recent headlines suggested strongly that Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum had reached some sort of agreement NOT to attack each other during the primary campaign.  That suggestion is hogwash.

“Generally speaking, political campaigns don’t waste time or effort attacking competitors who pose no threat to their standing.  The Mitt Romney campaign has mostly focused on Newt Gingrich for its attacks, which made sense in December and January, as Gingrich had the poll standing and the cash to pose a serious threat — a threat fulfilled in South Carolina.  Now, however, the Romney campaign has a new target:

The campaign has sent out three press releases attacking the former Pennsylvania senator in the past 24 hours — and is trotting out lead-surrogate former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty to attack Santorum in a conference call this afternoon.

“Rick Santorum is a nice guy, but he is simply not ready to be President,” Pawlenty said in a statement released by the Romney campaign.  Pawlenty also attacked Santorum for his record as “pork-barrel spender” who is not as conservative as he presents himself to be.

The new focus is a response to Santorum’s strong position leading up to Tuesday’s Minnesota caucus, leading Romney 29% to 27% in a Saturday poll by the Democrat-leaning Public Policy Polling.

Additionally, Santorum has been the only candidate who seems capable of tripping up the usually-unflappable Romney.  In the two Florida debates, Santorum drew blood with attacks on the Massachusetts health care law Romney championed.  The Romney campaign issued a separate list of Santorum’s “false attacks” on Romney’s signature legislative achievement in the Bay State.”

Dell’s Bottom Line:

Stay involved in the process and absorb as much information as possible, but don’t buy everything every camp is selling.  This is a prime example.  

Mitt Romney didn’t attack Rick Santorum because, at the time, Santorum was not a threat and it would have been a waste of time, money and energy to stomp on a dying horse.  Far better to attack the candidate who poses the most formidable threat - in this case, Newt Gingrich.  But, now that the worm has turned, so to speak, and Santorum is raising eyebrows, the Romney campaign has turned it’s guns around.

There was never any agreement between Romney and Santorum in some sort of shrewd, clandestine political hit job on Gingrich, despite what the writers’ crystal ball may have told them.

The Romney camp would love it if Santorum ran out of money and steam today!  The Santorum camp is holding on for dear life and hopes to stay at least in third place (or higher) in the race because the guy in third is carrying the vital swing votes for one of the top two.  

That’s the same reason Ron Paul is still with us.  He’d like that third spot, if possible, to carry political muscle into the process - especially at the convention.  That prospect continues to dim on a daily basis.  Netting just 7% of the vote in Florida - after many years of campaigning on the very same issues - had to be the death knell for Dr. Paul’s presidential hopes.  Third place is the best he can hope for and recent Santorum support would tend to put the final nail in the Paul political coffin.  That’s not to say he won’t hang around and/or run as a third party candidate, it just means he’s done as a viable candidate for this year’s Republican party nomination.

Brian Williams Is ‘Rude’ And ‘Vulgar’ - The Legacy Media

Brian Williams Is ‘Rude’ And ‘Vulgar’ - The Legacy Media

Better Known As The Publicity Committee Of The Democrat Party

By Dell Hill

It’s “vulgar”.  It’s “rude”

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is “vulgar”- Bob Schieffer

“This is just another sign of the growing incivility and really vulgarity of our modern American politics in campaigns. These campaigns have gotten so ugly and so nasty, that they’re now tarnishing the whole system....I can never recall a President stepping off Air Force One, which is itself a symbol of the presidency in American democracy, and being subjected to such public rudeness. I think really we’re a better people than this little incident illustrates.”
— Bob Schieffer on the January 26 CBS Evening News, talking about the picture of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer pointing a finger at President Obama.

“The fact is, when I see that still, I cannot help but to be reminded of the still photograph that was captured in 1957 in Little Rock, Arkansas, of the young woman Hazel screaming at a young Elizabeth Eckford on her way trying to get into Little Rock High School, Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas....That image captured all of the ugliness, all of the nastiness of the larger political milieu, and I feel that this picture [of Governor Brewer and President Obama] does as well.”
— Newly-hired MSNBC weekend anchor Melissa Harris-Perry on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, January 26.”

“Finger pointing — that photo everybody was talking about today. Who have you ever seen talking to the President like this?...The governor of Arizona with her finger in the face of the President of the United States. You don’t see that often or maybe ever....”
— Brian Williams on NBC Nightly News, January 26.

Brian Williams, Interviewing President George W. Bush in August 2006.  Yes, that’s the same Brian Williams,  jabbing his index finger in the President’s direction.  “You don’t see that often or maybe ever”.

It would seem reasonable to conclude that Brian Williams is, therefore, rude and vulgar, but you won’t see this photo on any of the alphabet networks.  And I doubt strongly that Brian Williams will ever show it either.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Recovery? What Freakin’ Recovery? Doug Ross Unloads

Recovery?  What Freakin’ Recovery?

Doug Ross Unloads

By Dell Hill via Doug Ross @Journal

I love it when Doug gets angry!!

    Dear pro journalists: if the economy is improving...

...then perhaps you could explain:

If the economy is getting better, then why did new home sales in the United States hit a brand new all-time record low during 2011?

If the economy is getting better, then why are there 6 million less jobs in America today than there were before the recession started?

If the economy is getting better, then why is the average duration of unemployment in this country close to an all-time record high?

If the economy is getting better, then why has the number of homeless female veterans more than doubled?

If the economy is getting better, then why has the number of Americans on food stamps increased by 3 million since this time last year and by more than 14 million since Barack Obama entered the White House?

If the economy is getting better, then why has the number of children living in poverty in America risen for four years in a row?

If the economy is getting better, then why is the percentage of Americans living in "extreme poverty" at an all-time high?

If the economy is getting better, then why is the Federal Housing Administration on the verge of a financial collapse?

If the economy is getting better, then why do only 23 percent of American companies plan to hire more employees in 2012?

If the economy is getting better, then why has the number of self-employed Americans fallen by more than 2 million since 2006?

If the economy is getting better, then why did an all-time record low percentage of U.S. teens have a job last summer?

If the economy is getting better, then why does median household income keep declining? Overall, median household income in the United States has declined by a total of 6.8% since December 2007 once you account for inflation.

If the economy is getting better, then why has the number of Americans living below the poverty line increased by 10 million since 2006?

If the economy is getting better, then why is the average age of a vehicle in America now sitting at an all-time high?

If the economy is getting better, then why are 18 percent of all homes in the state of Florida currently sitting vacant?

If the economy is getting better, then why are 19 percent of all American men between the ages of 25 and 34 living with their parents?

If the economy is getting better, then why does the number of "long-term unemployed workers" stay so high? When Barack Obama first took office, the number of "long-term unemployed workers" in the United States was approximately 2.6 million. Today, that number is sitting at 5.6 million.

But there is some good news.

When Barack Obama first took office, an ounce of gold was going for about $850. Today, the price of an ounce of gold is over $1700.

The era of great prosperity that America has enjoyed for so long is coming to an end.

In fact, our long-term economic decline is about to accelerate.
So enjoy this "bubble of hope" while you can, because it won't last long.

As I have written about previously, many are warning that Europe is on the verge of a nightmarish financial crisis that could potentially plunge us into a global recession even worse than 2008.

So let us hope for the best, but let us also prepare for the worst.

Anyone with an ounce of sense knows that the economy isn't recovering in any meaningful way.  Which excludes drones and legacy media.”