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  1. We have enjoyed the redneck jokes for years. It's time to take a reflective look at the core beliefs of a culture that values home, family, country and God. If I had to stand before a dozen terrorists who threaten my life, I'd choose a half dozen or so rednecks to back me up. Tire irons, squirrel guns and grit -- that's what rednecks are made of. I hope I am one of those. If you feel the same, pass this on to your redneck friends. Y'all know who ya are . You might be a redneck if: It never occurred to you to be offended by the phrase, 'One nation, under God..' You might be a redneck if: You've never protested about seeing the 10 Commandments posted in public places. You might be a redneck if: You still say ' Christmas' instead of 'Winter Festival.' You might be a redneck if: You bow your head when someone prays. You might be a redneck if: You stand and place your hand over your heart when they play the National Anthem You might be a redneck if: You treat our armed forces veterans with great respect, and always have. You might be a redneck if: You've never burned an American flag, nor intend to. You might be a redneck if: You know what you believe and you aren't afraid to say so, no matter who is listening. You might be a redneck if: You respect your elders and raised your kids to do the same. You might be a redneck if: You'd give your last dollar to a friend.
  2. THIS IS GREAT, Here's a little something some one sent me that is indisputable mathematical logic. (It also made me Laugh Out Loud.) Remember, this is strictly a mathematical viewpoint. It goes like this: What Makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%. How about achieving 103%? What makes up 100% in life? Here's a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions: If: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Is represented as: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26. Then: H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K 8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98% And K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E 11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96% But , A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100% And, B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T 2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103% AND, look how far ass kissing will take you. A-S-S-K-I-S-S-I-N-G 1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118% So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty, that while Hard work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, its the B ullshit and A ss kissing that will put you over the top. REMEMBER: SOME PEOPLE ARE ALIVE SIMPLY BECAUSE IT IS ILLEGAL TO SHOOT THEM. !
  3. Never be arrogant. Don't waste ammunition. Whiskey makes you think you're smarter than you are. Always, always make sure you know who has the power. Don't mess with old men, they didn't get old by being stupid. I have lived, loved, lost and loved again. Life is not easy,..... but it is what it is. Cowboy rules for: Arizona, Texas , Oklahoma, Colorado , New Mexico , Wyoming , Montana , Utah ,Nebraska, Idaho and the rest of the Wild West are as follows: 1. Pull your pants up. You look like an idiot. 2. Turn your cap right, your head ain't crooked. 3. Let's get this straight: it's called a 'gravel road.' I drive a pickup truck because I want to. No matter how slow you drive, you're gonna get dust on your Lexus. Drive it or get out of the way. 4. They are cattle. That's why they smell like cattle. They smell like money to us. Get over it. Don't like it? I-10 & I-40 go east and west, I-17 & I-15 goes north and south. Pick one and go. 5. So you have a $60,000 car. We're impressed. We have $250,000 Combines that are driven only 3 weeks a year. 6. Every person in the Wild West waves. It's called being friendly. Try to understand the concept. 7. If that cell phone rings while a bunch of geese/pheasants/ducks/doves are comin' in during a hunt, we WILL shoot it outta your hand. You better hope you don't have it up to your ear at the time. 8. Yeah. We eat trout, salmon, deer and elk. You really want sushi and caviar? It's available at the corner bait shop. 9. The 'Opener' refers to the first day of deer season. It's a religious holiday held the closest Saturday to the first of November. 10. We open doors for women. That's applied to all women, regardless of age. 11. No, there's no 'vegetarian special' on the menu. Order steak, or you can order the Chef's Salad and pick off the 2 pounds of ham and turkey. 12. When we fill out a table, there are three main dishes: meats, vegetables, and breads. We use three spices: salt, pepper, and ketchup! Oh, yeah ... We don't care what you folks in Cincinnati call that stuff you eat ... IT AIN'T REAL CHILI!! 13. You bring 'Coke' into my house, it better be brown, wet and served over ice. You bring 'Mary Jane' into my house, she better be cute, know how to shoot, drive a truck, and have long hair. 14. College and High School Football is as important here as the Giants, the Yankees, the Mets, the Lakers and the Knicks, and a dang site more fun to watch. 15. Yeah, we have golf courses. But don't hit the water hazards - it spooks the fish. 16. Turn down that blasted car stereo! That thumpity-thump ain't music, anyway. We don't want to hear it anymore than we want to see your boxers! Refer back to #1! A true Westerner will send this to at least 10 others and a few new friends that probably won't get it, but we're friendly so we share in hopes you can begin to understand what a real life is all about!!! And there is more............. The COWBOY Solution to save Gasoline ! OBAMA wants us to cut the amount of gasoline we use..... The best way to stop using so much gasoline is to deport 15 million illegal immigrants! That would be 15 million less people using our gas. The price of gas would come down..... Bring our troops home from Afghanistan to guard the borders.... When they catch an illegal immigrant crossing the Border, hand him a canteen, rifle and some ammo and ship him to Afghanistan .... Tell him if he wants to come to AMERICA then he must serve a tour in OUR military.... Give him a soldier's pay while he's there and tax him on it...... After his tour, he will be allowed to become a citizen since he defended this country..... He will also be registered to be taxed and be a legal resident..... This option will probably deter illegal immigration and provide a solution for the troops in Afghanistan and the aliens trying to make a better life for themselves.. ...... If they refuse to serve, ship them to Afghanistan anyway, without the canteen, rifle or ammo..... Problem solved..... If you think this is a good solution to both the problems, forward it to your friends. .......... I just did..........
  4. . Dear President Obama, Thank you for helping my neighbors with their mortgage payments. You know the one's down the street, who, in the good times, refinanced their house several times and bought SUV's, ATV's, RVs, a pool, a big screen, two Wave Runners and a Harley. But I was wondering, since I am paying my mortgage and theirs, could you arrange for me to borrow the Harley now and then? Richard Ford Queen Creek AZ P.S. They also need help with their credit cards, when do you want me to start making those payments? P.P.S. I almost forgot - they didn't file their income tax return this year. Should I go ahead and file for them or will you be appointing them to cabinet posts?
  5. This is probably the best e-mail I've seen in a long, long time. The following has been attributed to State Representative Mitchell Kaye from GA. This guy should run for President one day... 'We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior, and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great-grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt ridden, delusional, and other bed-wetters. We hold these truths to be self evident: that a whole lot of people are confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim they require a Bill of NON-Rights.' ARTICLE I: You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV, or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything. ARTICLE II: You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based on freedom, and that means freedom for everyone -- not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc.; but the world is full of idiots, and probably always will be. A RTICLE III: You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful; do not expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy. ARTICLE IV: You do not have the right to free food and housing. Americans are the most charitable people to be found, and will gladly help anyone in need, but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation after generation of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing mor than the creation of another generation of professional couch potatoes. ARTICLE V: You do not have the right to free health care. That would be nice, but from the looks of public housing, we're just not interested in public health care. ARTICLE VI: You do not have the right to physically harm other people.. If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim, or kill someone, don't be surprised if the rest of us want to see you fry in the electric chair. ARTICLE VII: You do not have the right to the possessions of others. If you rob, cheat, or coerce away the goods or services of other citizens, don't be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place where you still won't have the right to a big screen color TV or a life of leisure. ARTICLE VIII: You do not have the right to a job. All of us sure want you to have a job, and will gladly help you along in hard times, but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities of education and vocational training laid before you to make yourself useful. (AMEN!) ARTICLE IX: You do not have the right to happiness. Being an Am erican means that you have the right to PURSUE happiness, which by the way, is a lot easier if you are unencumbered by an over abundance of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of Rights. ARTICLE X: This is an English speaking country. We don't care where you are from, English is our language. Learn it or go back to whereever you came from. ARTICLE XI: You do not have the right to change our country's history or heritage. This country was founded on the belief in one true God. And yet, you are given the freedom to believe in any religion, any faith, or no faith at all; with no fear of persecution. The phrase IN GOD WE TRUST is part of our heritage and history, and if you are uncomfortable with it, TOUGH! If you agree, share this with a friend. No, you don't have to, and nothing tragic will befall you if you don't. I just think it's about time common sense is allowed to flourish. Sensible people of the United States speak out because if you do not, who will?
  6. "WHITE " Pride" This is great. I have been wondering about why Whites are racists, and no other race is...... Proud to be White Michael Richards makes his point.............. Michael Richards better known as Kramer from TVs Seinfeld does make a good point. This was his defense speech in court after making racial comments in his comedy act. He makes some very interesting points... Someone finally said it. How many are actually paying attention to this? There are African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Arab Americans, etc. And then there are just Americans. You pass me on the street and sneer in my direction. You call me 'White boy,' 'Cracker,' 'Honkey,' 'Whitey,' 'Caveman'... and that's OK. But when I call you, ******, ****, Towel head, Sand-******, Camel Jockey, ******, ****, or ***** .. You call me a racist. You say that whites commit a lot of violence against you.... so why are the ghettos the most dangerous places to live? You have the United ***** College Fund. You have Martin Luther King Day. You have Black History Month. You have Cesar Chavez Day. You have Yom Hashoah. You have Ma'uled Al-Nabi. You have the NAACP. You have BET... If we had WET (White Entertainment Television), we'd be racists. If we had a White Pride Day, you would call us racists. 0A If we had White History Month, we'd be racists. If we had any organization for only whites to 'advance' OUR lives, we'd be racists. We have a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a Black Chamber of Commerce, and then we just have the plain Chamber of Commerce. Wonder who pays for that?? A white woman could not be in the Miss Black American pageant, but any color can be in the Miss America pageant. If we had a college fund that only gave white students scholarships... You know we'd be racists. There are over 60 openly proclaimed Black Colleges in the US. Yet if there were 'White colleges', that would be a racist college. In the Million Man March, you believed that you were marching for your race and rights. If we marched for our race and rights, you would call us racists. You are proud to be black, brown, yellow and orange, and you're not afraid to announce it. But when we announce our white pride, you call us racists. You rob us, carjack us, and shoot at us. But, when a white police officer shoots a black gang member or beats up a black drug dealer running from the law and posing a threat to society, you call him a racist. I am proud... But you call me a racist. Why is it that only whites can be racists?? There is nothing improper about this e-mail. Let's see which of you are proud enough to send it on. I sadly don't think many will.. That's why we have LOST most of OUR RIGHTS in this country. We won't stand up for ourselves! BE PROUD TO BE WHITE! It's not a crime YET... but getting very close! Here you go Carlos ,refute this !
  7. 1. The later you are, the more excited your dogs are to see you. 2. Dogs don't notice if you call them by another dog's name. 3. Dogs like it if you leave a lot of things on the floor. 4. A dog's parents never visit. 5. Dogs agree that you have to raise your voice to get your point across. 6. You never have to wait for a dog; they're ready to go 24 hours a day. 7. Dogs find you amusing when you're drunk.. 8. Dogs like to go hunting and fishing. 9. A dog will not wake you up at night to ask, "If I died, would you get another dog?" 10. If a dog has babies, you can put an ad in the paper and give them away. 11. A dog will let you put a studded collar on it without calling you a pervert. 12. If a dog smells another dog on you, they don't get mad. They just think it's interesting. 13. Dogs like to ride in the back of a pickup truck. And last, but certainly not least: 14. If a dog leaves, it won't take half of your stuff. Ultimate True Test: Lock your wife and your dog in the trunk of your car for an hour. Then open the trunk and see who's the happiest to see you.
  8. Obama dies and finds himself before the Pearly Gates. He is very excited; all his life he's had a secret wish and longed to meet the Prophet Mohammed. Having arrived at the Gates of Heaven, Barack meets a man with a beard. 'Are you Mohammed?' he asks. 'No, my son. I am Peter. Mohammed is higher up.' Peter then points to a ladder that rises into the clouds. Delighted that Mohammed should be higher than Peter, Obama climbs the ladder in great strides, climbs through the clouds coming to a room where he meets another bearded man. He asks again, 'Are you Mohammed? 'No, I am Moses. Mohammed is higher still.' Exhausted, but with a heart full of joy he climbs the ladder yet again, he discovers an even larger room where he meets another man with a beard. Full of hope, he asks again, 'Are you Mohammed? 'No, I am Jesus... You will find Mohammed higher up.' Mohammed higher than Jesus! Man! Obama can hardly contain his delight and climbs and climbs, ever higher. Once again, he reaches a larger room where he meets a man with a beard and repeats his question: 'Are you Mohammed?...'he gasps, as by now he is totally out of breath from all his climbing. 'No, my son.... I am Almighty God. But you look exhausted. Would you like a cup of coffee?' 'Yes! please, my Lord' God looks behind him, claps his hands and yells out: 'Hey Mohammed two coffees!' Keep your trust in God; Your government has failed you miserably.
  9. I know I am coming off as intolerant and lacking compassion for these sick son's of ------- , thats alright though cause I am , and rather than coddle them I have a cure for this disease and it comes from the barrel of a GUN!!!!! Pick your favorite caliber . Or better yet since we seem obliged to import from China , lets bring in their ancient penalty of Death by a thousand cut's .
  10. American Tradition Partnership Executive Director Donald Ferguson released the following statement Friday: The last 12 hours have perfectly crystallized the failure of Obama’s decision to gamble taxpayer money on bailouts for the wind and solar corporate executive who are funding his campaign. Speaking last night on the first anniversary of the Solyndra bankruptcy, Obama offered more of the same failed policies, demanding more taxpayer cash to bail out the failing wind and solar companies that are pumping their taxpayer-provided profits into his campaign. Obama praised the decline in foreign oil imports since he was inaugurated, but failed to point out it was only because the Obama recession has eviscerated demand for energy. Under Obama’s oppressive regulatory regime, hydrocarbon development on federal lands has plunged. While development on private lands is growing thanks to the clean, safe, 60-year-old technology of hydraulic fracturing, Obama has vowed to target “fracking” for eradication if re-elected, killing what little economic growth we have seen under his presidency. Obama also failed to voice support for the Keystone jobs pipeline, a project supported by the vast majority of Americans. American Tradition Partnership delivered 150,000 signatures to Obama’s State Department last month in support of the project, but Obama has chosen a path that kills American jobs and benefits Communist China. And this morning we receive news that for the 43rd straight month of Obama’s 43-month presidency, our United States have failed to create enough jobs to restore American prosperity. This is a direct result of Obama’s virulent demonization of capitalism and his reckless EPA’s use of regulatory declarations to lash out at and attack American employers. Job creators will not invest in a nation where the head of state attacks employment activity and uses his unilateral power to invent law on his own to enact needless and punitive regulations intended to fulfill a radical leftist agenda. American Tradition Partnership has a better idea and a better plan. Remove taxpayer bailout for failing wind and solar corporations and have them compete on the same terms as traditional, proven energy sources. Allow Americans, and job creators, access to affordable, reliable energy by repealing Expensive Energy Mandates requiring utilities to purchase more expensive, but politically-connected, wind and solar experimental energy. Allow the development of hydrocarbon and other resources on federal lands, and stop the anti-science, anti-progress attacks on safe, clean hydraulic fracturing that had states like North Dakota and Texas creating jobs while other states plunge into recession. And, working with Senator Rand Paul, pass the REINS Act, which requires any major federal regulation costing more than $100 million to be approved by Congress before it may be enacted — stopping the dangerous practice of radical politicians and unaccountable bureaucrats using the power of regulatory fiat to enact laws that could not pass in an elected, democratic body because they are too dangerous and destructive to our nation. Laws should be made by elected lawmakers, not political activists with a government employee badge. Barack Obama’s radical leftist assault on our energy economy has left behind a damaged and broken nation. America cannot create jobs and families struggle to pay the utility bills while Obama’s cronies in corporations like Solyndra pocket billions of taxpayer dollars. Economic peace and prosperity will not come until we end Obama’s war on the United States must end and we stop Gang Green’s hostile occupation of our lawmaking bodies. American Tradition Partnership is leading that fight, and we will win.
  11. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blew up at the U.S. ambassador last month because he was "at wit's end" over what he sees as the Obama administration's lack of clarity on Iran's nuclear program, a U.S. congressman who was at the meeting said. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, a Republican, made his first public comments about the late August meeting in Israel in an interview with Michigan's WJR radio on Tuesday. His disclosure comes only hours before President Barack Obama will at the Democratic National Convention to accept the party's nomination as its candidate in the November election, in which the level of the Obama administration's support for Israel has become a contentious topic. Editor's Note: Will Obama Be Defeated? Vote Here! "Right now the Israelis don't believe that this administration is serious when they say all options are on the table, and more importantly neither do the Iranians. That's why the program is progressing," Rogers said. Iran says its nuclear program is for peaceful energy purposes. Israel is facing growing international pressure not to unilaterally attack Iran's nuclear infrastructure and the United States has made clear it opposes any such strike. Rogers said if the United States does not show Israel more clarity on where it draws "red lines" on Iran's nuclear program, then Israel might conduct a strike. "If I were betting my house today, I would guess that they probably will do it if we don't have a change in more clear red lines from the United States," he said. The State Department had no immediate comment. A spokesman for Israel's embassy in Washington declined to comment. The spat between Netanyahu and U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro appears to confirm a deep chasm over how to deal with Iran, which the two allies have tried to play down publicly. Obama has vowed to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, but says there is still time for sanctions and diplomacy to work. The White House says it has brokered international oil and banking sanctions that are far tougher on Iran than previous administrations achieved. The original purpose of the meeting was for Netanyahu and Rogers to discuss intelligence cooperation and other matters. But it "devolved" into a sharp exchange in which Netanyahu confronted Shapiro with a lot of frustration about the lack of clarity on the administration's position on Iran's nuclear program, Rogers said. "The uncertainty about where the United States' position is on those questions has created lots of problems and anxiety that I think doesn't serve the world well and doesn't serve peace well," Rogers said. In an interview with an Israeli television station on Sunday, Shapiro dismissed an Israeli newspaper account of the heated closed-door exchange as "a very silly story" that did not reflect what actually happened in the meeting where the conversations were "friendly and professional." Netanyahu has not commented on the exchange, which was first reported by the daily newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth. Israel has its own undeclared nuclear arsenal that is believed to contain as many as 200 warheads. Editor's Note: Will Obama Be Defeated? Vote Here! Rogers said the Israeli and U.S. timelines differed on how quickly Iran could put a nuclear weapon on a missile, if it decided to move in that direction. Netanyahu believes "if they decide to do the dash it could be four weeks to eight weeks," while U.S. intelligence analysts believe it would "take a little longer than that," Rogers said. "But the problem is nobody really knows for sure."
  12. WASHINGTON -- The U.S. is beefing up its presence along the Syrian border with Turkey. U.S. officials say they are sending more intelligence agents and diplomats to advise the rebel forces in their mismatched fight against the better-armed Syrian regime, and watching for al-Qaida's infiltration of rebel ranks. The officials say intelligence officers are gathering information from refugees and defectors, while State Department workers are helping the rebels organize politically. The officials spoke anonymously because they were not authorized to discuss the plans publicly. The increased intelligence is intended to help the White House decide if its current policy of providing only non-lethal aid is enough to keep momentum building in the nearly 18-month revolt against Syrian President Bashar Assad's (bah-SHAR' AH'-sahd) regime. The Pentagon, CIA and White House declined comment. .
  13. CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Associated Press defended its invoking of the Monica Lewinsky scandal in a Thursday fact-check of former President Bill Clinton's speech, amid criticism of its relevance to a point Clinton was making about welfare. During his Wednesday night speech, Clinton criticized a Romney campaign ad for falsely suggesting that the Obama administration has ended work requirements for people on welfare and noted that a Romney pollster recently said their campaign would not be "dictated by fact-checkers." "Now that is true," Clinton said. "I couldn't have said it better myself -- I just hope you remember that every time you see the ad." The AP responded with what the news organization considers "the facts." THE FACTS: Clinton, who famously finger-wagged a denial on national television about his sexual relationship with intern Monica Lewinsky and was subsequently impeached in the House on a perjury charge, has had his own uncomfortable moments over telling the truth. "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky," Clinton told television viewers. Later, after he was forced to testify to a grand jury, Clinton said his statements were "legally accurate" but also allowed that he "misled people, including even my wife." The AP's fact-check -- which attracted criticism Thursday from The Atlantic Wire, The Nation, banned site link - malware reported and others -- suggests that because Clinton lied in the late 1990s, he isn't justified in calling out another politician or campaign for producing an ad that's untrue. Mike Oreskes, senior managing editor for U.S. news at the AP, responded to a question about the relevance of the Lewinsky reference in a statement to The Huffington Post. "The reference was not about that woman, Miss Lewinsky," Oreskes said. "It was about facts. Clinton challenged the Republicans for their attitude toward facts. We were simply pointing out that as president Clinton had his own challenges in this area." The AP took heat from conservatives last Thursday for its fact-check of Paul Ryan's speech during the Republican National Convention. At the time, Oreskes told The Huffington Post that "when we do it to one candidate, the people who support that candidate feel their candidate's been singled out." And he noted that the AP would be "doing it with the Democrats" this week.
  14. If I were advising a candidate, I would advise him or her very strongly that this is not someone you want to embrace." Former federal prosecutor Charles LaBella's warning about AFL-CIO union boss Richard Trumka before the Democrats' national convention in 2000 fell on deaf ears -- and not much has changed a dozen years later. You see, in 1999 Trumka was implicated in a money laundering scheme during his tenure as treasurer of the AFL-CIO. As the Wall Street Journal explained, "Trumka has taken the Fifth Amendment both before a Congressional committee and court-appointed election monitor, but remains in office despite a 40-year old AFL-CIO rule calling for removing of officials taking such refuge." A few years earlier, Trumka and other United Mineworkers union bosses were charged in a $27 million wrongful death suit by the widow of Eddie York, a nonunion contractor who was shot in the back of the head and killed while leaving a worksite near a UMW strike. After fighting the suit intensely for four years, UMW lawyers settled suddenly in 1997 -- just two days after the judge in the case ruled evidence in the criminal trial would be admitted. Despite this ugly history of violence and corruption, Trumka is now top dog at the nation's largest union umbrella organization. And on Tuesday night, Trumka watched this year's DNC in Vice President Joe Biden's private suite. A day later, Trumka spoke to the entire convention. It's no wonder Big Labor is betting big on Barack Obama once again this year. Obama Labor Board rulings, executive orders, and even Obamacare have all expanded union-boss power over American workers. And the Democrats' 2012 platform is chock-full of promises to oppose Right to Work laws, government-sector monopoly bargaining reforms, and laws to protect workers' right to a secret ballot in unionization campaigns. Of course, while Richard Trumka and the Obama Administration continue to embrace each other, rank-and-file workers forced to pay union fees don't always feel the same way. Take Dylan McHenry, a Ford technician in Minnesota who found out that Teamster Local 974 union officials funneled some of his forced fees into the Teamster hierarchy's political action committee –- a clear violation of federal law. Even worse, the NLRB regional office in Minneapolis is allowing them to get away with it. With free legal aid from National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys, McHenry has filed an appeal. As union bosses unleash another Billion Dollar political spending blitz, I expect our offices to be flooded with calls from victimized workers in cases just like this one. No other nationwide organization is poised to spring into action immediately to stop Big Labor's illegal use of forced-dues cash to advance its political agenda. Sincerely, Mark Mix
  15. Yup you have this idiot's company lol
  16. By JACQUES BILLEAUD AND WALTER BERRY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOENIX — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Arizona authorities can enforce the most contentious section of the state's immigration law, which critics have dubbed the "show me your papers" provision. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton clears the way for police to carry out the 2010 law's requirement that officers, while enforcing other laws, question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country without documents. The requirement has been at the center of a two-year legal battle that culminated in a U.S. Supreme Court decision in June upholding the requirement. Opponents then asked Bolton to block the requirement, arguing that it would lead to systematic racial profiling and unreasonably long detentions of Latinos if it's enforced. Lawyers for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer urged the judge to let the requirement go into effect, saying the law's opponents were merely speculating in their racial profiling claims, that police have received training to avoid discriminatory practices and that officers must have "reasonable suspicion" that a person is in the country without documents to trigger the requirement. In her ruling, Bolton said the court will not ignore the clear direction from the Supreme Court that the provision "cannot be challenged further on its face before the law takes effect." She reiterated the high court's interpretation that the law might be able to be challenged as unconstitutional on other grounds. Among the opponents of the law was the Obama administration, which challenged the law based on the argument that federal immigration law trumped Arizona law. The challenge didn't confront racial profiling. The administration failed to persuade the nation's highest court to strike down the questioning requirement. To the supporters of Arizona's law, the questioning requirement was the most important part of the statute, whose stated purpose was to reduce the problems associated with illegal immigration through enforcement the state's policy. Immigrant rights groups believe the requirement presented the most opportunities for civil rights abuses. Shortly before the law was to take effect in July 2010, Bolton prevented police from enforcing the questioning requirement and other parts of the statute, ruling the Obama administration would likely succeed in showing federal law trumps the state law. Brewer, who signed the measure into law, appealed the ruling, lost at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and took her case to the Supreme Court. Less controversial sections of the law have been in effect since late July 2010, but have rarely been used. Arizona's law was passed amid voter frustration with the state's role as the busiest illegal entry point into the country. Five states – Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Utah – have adopted variations on Arizona's law. Brewer's office said the law is expected to go into effect shortly. "The courts have now consistently found that the plaintiffs have not met the high bar in arguing this law needs to be enjoined before it's allowed to take effect," gubernatorial spokesman Matthew Benson said. "Certainly Gov. Brewer is pleased with this decision. She believes it's time SB1070 is implemented and so that we can see how effective this law is in practice." Karen Tumlin, an attorney for the National Immigration Law Center, said her office was "considering our legal options" after Bolton's ruling. "We were surprised and disappointed," said Dan Pochoda, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona. Bolton did, however, grant a preliminary injunction against a statute making it illegal to harbor individuals suspected of being in the country without documents.
  17. Becky prepared a pasta dish for a dinner party she was giving. In her haste, however, she forgot to refrigerate the spaghetti sauce, and it sat on the counter all day. She was worried that it might have spoiled, but it was too late to cook up another batch. She called the local Poison Control Center and voiced her concern. They advised Becky to boil the sauce again. That night, the phone rang during dinner, and one of the guests volunteered to answer it. Becky cringed as the guest called out, “It’s the Poison Control Center. They want to know how the spaghetti sauce turned out.”
  18. Jesus Diaz at Gizmodo describes the results of a research project at Johns Hopkins as clearing “path to the fountain of eternal youth.” And Brian Dodson at Gizmap explains the scientists “have developed a reliable method to turn the clock back on blood cells, restoring them to a primitive stem cell state from which they can then develop into any other type of cell in the body.” Take building block 'back to when that person was a 6-day-old embryo'In what could be a blow to the scientific process, encouraged by Barack Obama, to destroy embryonic lives to obtain stem cell tissue, officials at Johns Hopkins have confirmed the development of a way to obtain stem cells, those basic building blocks of human life, without destroying embryonic life. “Taking a cell from an adult and converting it all the way back to when that perseon was a 6-day-old embryo creates a completely new biology toward our understanding of how cells age and what happens when things go wrong, as in cancer development,” said Elias Zambidis, an assistant professor of oncology and pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Institute for Cell Engineering and the Kimmel Cancer Center. In an announcement from the research center, he explained that the team on which he worked took cord blood cells, treated them with growth factors, and used plasmids to transfer four genes into them. “They then delivered an electrical pulse to the cells, making tiny holes in the surface through which the plasmids could slip inside. Once inside, the plasmids triggered the cells to revert to a more primitive cell state,” the research center reported. “The discovery could be the key to cure the incurable – from heart attacks to severed spinal cords to cancer – and open the door, some day, to eternal youth,” wrote Diaz at Gizmodo. He said there are number of significant developments now. “To start with, it uses normal adult blood cells from the patient, so there’s no need to keep umbilical cords in storage. It also doesn’t use any virus reprogramming, so it’s completely safe. It’s also very efficient: researchers successfully transformed about 50 to 60 percent of adult blood cells into embryonic stem cells that can then be turn[ed] into any type of cell – a heart muscle cell, a bone cell, a nerve cell, anything.” The study was published on the PLOS (Public Library of Science) One, and is called “Growth Factor-Activated Stem Cell Circuits and Stromal Signals Cooperatively Accelerate Non-Integrated iPSC Reprogramming of Human Myeloid Progenators.” Its contributors included Tea Soon Park, Jeffrey S. Huo, Ann Peters, C. Conover Talbot Jr., Karan Verma, Ludovic Zimmerlin, Ian M. Kaplan and Zambidis. “We demonstrated that efficient myeloid reprogramming correlated not to increased proliferation or endogenous Core factor expressions, but to poised expression of GF-activated transcriptional circuits that commonly regulate plasticity in both hematopoietic progenitors and embryonic stem cells (ESC),” the abstract explains. “Factor-driven conversion of myeloid progenitors to a high-fidelity pluripotent state was further accelerated by soluble and contact-dependent stromal signals that included an implied and unexpected role for Toll receptor-NFκB signaling.” The Johns Hopkins announcement said the team’s work in producing virus-free iPS cells “may speed research to develop stem cell therapies, using nearly all cell types, and may provide a more accurate picture of cell development and biology.” “Hypothetically, if you’re able to perpetually fix any part of your body, there’s no reason you wouldn’t be able to live as long as you wanted,” wrote Diaz. “We are not there yet, of course, but the path is more open and wider than ever. “More importantly, this makes the whole political debate about embryonic stem cells absolutely pointless,” he said. Added Dodson, “In ongoing studies, Zambidis and colleagues are testing the quality of the newly formed iPS cells and their ability to convert to other cell types, as compared with iPS cells made by other methods. If they live up to their early performance, the field of stem cell therapy may be able to shift from debatable possibility to welcomed fact.” Kevin Lee at PCWorld said, “The research sounds promising, to say the least. The availability of stem cells, which can become … whatever kind of cells you need, could one day lead to all new types of therapies.” At Medical Xpress, a commentary noted that the cells “converted to a primitive stem cell state within seven to 14 days.” WND previously reported that a study prepared for the Journal of Translational Medicine suggested that a commercially available supplement can increase blood circulation of hematopoietic stem cells, which can mature into blood cells: white blood cells, red blood cells or platelets, and endothelial progenitor cells, which reside in the adult bone marrow or circulate in the blood and repair damage to blood vessels. At that time, Thomas Ichim, CEO of Medistem Inc., worked with a team of 13 researchers from industry and academia to investigate whether the supplement, containing a cocktail of green tea, astralagus, goji berry extracts, “good” bacteria lactobacillus fermentum, antioxidant ellagic acid, immune enhancer beta 1,3 glucan and vitamin D3, could increase the number of stem cells circulating in the blood. The team recruited 18 healthy adults between the ages of 20 and 72 who took the supplement twice daily. Researchers took blood from the adults before beginning the course and tested for cell activity in the following days. They then confirmed whether taking the supplement changed the overall levels of hematopoietic stem cells and endothelial progenitor cells in the blood. “Hematopoietic stem cells and endothelial progenitor cells increased after taking the nutritional supplement, suggesting that the supplement may be a useful stimulator for both types of stem cells,” the report said. “In this study, the levels of these stem cells peaked at 2-7 days and started to drop at 14 days, suggesting that this supplement could be used for continuous treatment for conditions associated with decreases in these stem cells such as Alzheimer’s disease.” Medistem also previously reported a medical advance that would make the use of embryonic stem cells unnecessary. The group also revealed fat cells may be used to slow or repair physical nerve deterioration caused by the incurable multiple sclerosis. Three patients treated with fat procedures “showed dramatic improvement in their condition.” Medistem reported successful testing of an adult cell that can match tissues in the heart, lung, liver, pancreas, blood vessels, brain, muscle, bone and fat. The ethics of embryonic stem cell work, of course, has been a hot issue in the United States, since acquiring such cells requires the death of an embryo. Federal funding for those projects was limited under President George W. Bush, but restarted by an executive order from Barack Obama. Christians and others say destroying any life, including the unborn, is morally repugnant, but a paper promoted by the National Institutes of Health says it’s only wrong to kill life when it’s “wanted.” The American Life League said, “Obtaining stem cells from a human embryo is highly unethical. There is only one way to obtain stem cells from a developing human embryo, and it involves killing the embryo. A human embryo is an innocent human being in his first stage of life. It is always and in every case morally wrong to intentionally kill an innocent human being at any point in life…” But Thomas Douglas and Julian Savulescu argued for NHI, “We argue that it is, with the consent of the parents, morally permissible to conduct destructive research on embryos that are not wanted. … Moreover we also argue that it is morally permissible to produce embryos specifically
  19. A left-wing broadcaster cut short an interview with Aaron Klein at the Democratic National Convention after the WND senior staff writer responded to a question about the influence of casino billionaire on the Republican Party with a question about George Soros’ considerable support of leftist groups that influence the Democratic Party., co-author with Brenda Elliott of the new book “Fool Me Twice: Obama’s Shocking Plans for the Next Four Years Exposed,” was interviewed by Democracy Now!, which broadcasts its programs on Pacifica radio, NPR, college radio stations, public access, PBS, satellite television and the Internet. The interviewer asked Klein about the electoral influence of casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, a major donor to Republican candidates. Klein immediately turned the question around and asked about billionaire Soros’ considerably larger contributions to groups that influence the Democratic Party. “I said Adelson gives only a trickle of money compared to what George Soros gives,” Klein said. “What do you think about Soros giving money to and a who’s who of radical progressive leftists, many of whom are very friendly with Democracy Now!?” The interviewer did not respond, insisting it was her job to ask the questions. Adelson, a self-made billionaire in Las Vegas, is worth some $25 billion. He gave millions to the campaign of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. According to a Forbes profile, Soros is worth about the same as Adelson. Soros made his money in hedge funds and over the years has given $8.5 billion to “human rights, education and public health groups.” Responding to a question, Klein said, “Are you saying Noam Chomsky and people like him represent the average American Jewish community? Are you saying that people who go on solidarity visits to Hezbollah, solidarity visits to Hamas, people who say that Iran should have a nuclear capability, represent the American Jewish community? So I’m asking how you can even ask such a question?” Klein then responded to another question about the U.S. as a broker in the Middle East. He said, as the Democracy Now! interviewer tried to pull the microphone away, “I turn the question back to you. What about George Soros? Why do you not respond to me?” “The interview’s over,” she said. Klein’s book, ranked No. 8 on the Times list, uncovers the template for Obama’s next four years – the actual, extensive plans created by Obama’s own top advisers and progressive strategists. “Fool Me Twice” unveils all the main areas of Obama’s second-term domestic policy onslaught – jobs, wages, health care, immigration “overhaul,” electoral “reform,” national energy policy, Pentagon plans and more. “Just as ‘Unfit for Command’ provided the margin of defeat for John Kerry in 2004, ‘Fool Me Twice’ will ensure Obama serves only one term,” said WND CEO Joseph Farah. “No true American can read this book or hear about its explosive revelations and support his re-election. It’s just that simple. This book is a game-changer.” Just as in 2008, when Obama concealed his true presidential plans behind soaring rhetoric of ending partisan differences and cutting the federal deficit, his 2012 re-election theme of creating jobs conceals far more than it reveals about his true agenda for a second term. “Aaron Klein and Brenda Elliott have written an eye-opening book that reveals Barack Obama’s plans to disarm the United States and advance the socialist agenda if elected to a second term. Americans need to read this book before they go to the polls in November,” said David Horowitz. Here are just a few examples from dozens of specific schemes: Detailed plans to enact single-payer health-care legislation controlled by the federal government, regardless of any Supreme Court decisions regarding Obamacare; The creation of a 21st century version of FDR’s Works Progress Administration (WPA) program within the Department of Labor that would oversee a massive new bureaucracy and create millions of new federal government jobs; Further gutting of the U.S. military in shocking ways, while using the “savings” for a new “green” stimulus program and the founding of a federal “green” bank to fund so-called environmentally friendly projects; The vastly reduced personnel resources of the U.S. armed forces will be spread even thinner by using them to combat “global warming,” fight global poverty, remedy “injustice,” bolster the United Nations and step up use of “peacekeeping” deployments; An expansive new amnesty program for illegal aliens linked with a reduction in the capabilities of the U.S. Border Patrol and plans to bring in untold numbers of new immigrants with the removal of caps on H-1B visas and green cards. Aaron Klein is Jerusalem bureau chief for WND and hosts “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on New York’s WABC Radio, the nation’s largest talk station. Klein’s program is one of only two weekend shows in the U.S. to make the Talkers Heavy Hundred official list of top American radio shows. His previous books include “Red Army,” “The Manchurian President,” “The Late Great State of Israel” and “Schmoozing with Terrorists.” Brenda J. Elliott is an award-winning historian and researcher. She is the blogger who created RezkoWatch, The Real Barack Obama, RBO and RBO2. She has appeared on hundreds of radio shows, contributed to numerous investigative articles and publications and is the co-author of “Red Army” and “The Manchurian President.” Media interested in interviewing Klein or Elliott should contact Tim Bueler at See the “Fool Me Twice” trailer:
  20. PALM BEACH, Fla. – Radio host Rush Limbaugh has one particular word when it comes to Tuesday night’s address by first lady Michelle Obama: “Bullsh–!” Limbaugh was watching Mrs. Obama’s speech with his own wife, Kathryn, when he heard Michelle say, “I love that for Barack, there is no such thing as ‘us’ and ‘them’ – he doesn’t care whether you’re a Democrat, a Republican, or none of the above … he knows that we all love our country … and he’s always ready to listen to good ideas … he’s always looking for the very best in everyone he meets.” Limbaugh explained this afternoon both he and his wife shared an instant vocal reaction as they listened. “This actually happened,” he noted . “When [Michelle] was talking about how Obama doesn’t care if you’re a Republican or whatever, Kathryn and I both (at the exact moment) shouted, ‘Bullsh–!’ at the TV. We didn’t even look at each other. ‘Bullsh–!’ Tell that to Paul Ryan. Obama doesn’t care if you’re a Republican or a Democrat? For crying out loud, he’s the most partisan president we’ve ever had in office – and that’s saying something.” Limbaugh actually had some words of praise for Obama’s address, calling it a “masterfully given speech.” “Look, as a performer and judging it as a performance, it was exceptional. It was, as a performance, Michelle Obama’s speech was perfection,” he said. “Looked at through the prism of what she intended it to accomplish. It was flawlessly executed. It could not have been better in terms of performance. But it was all lies. She didn’t believe any of it. She didn’t believe anything that she said in that speech. It left me cold. It was a real contradiction.” Limbaugh found it strange that after four years in the public limelight, Mrs. Obama decided to provide heretofore undisclosed details about who her husband is, as she explained: “When Barack was a senator and presidential candidate, to me he was still the guy who picked me up for our dates in a car that was so rusted out, I could actually see the pavement going by in a hole in the passenger-side door. He was the guy whose proudest possession was a coffee table he found in a dumpster, and whose only pair of decent shoes was a half-size too small.” “Oh, gee, poor guy,” said Limbaugh. “And his brother in the hut is still living that way. I wonder if Michelle’s ever seen his college transcripts. Do you think she has? Do you think she knows about his college transcripts or anything that he wrote, Law Review, Harvard. Her parents actually let her get in a car that had rusted out holes in the passenger-side door? Do we really believe that Obama’s proudest possession was a coffee table extricated from a dumpster dive? Sorry, folks, I just wasn’t buying.” Limbaugh said Barack Obama did not grow up in poverty. “Obama was working for a law firm when he started dating Michelle!” he exclaimed. “He wasn’t wearing shoes a half-size too small when he was dating Michelle Obama.” “Obama was raised by a banker,” Limbaugh continued. “Obama went to the top private school in Hawaii. It had swimming pools and tennis courts. It had photo studios! They both attended elite schools. Michelle went to Whitney Young. Whitney Young was a public magnet school for Chicago’s upper class. That’s where Michelle went to school. Barack went to Punahou, which is the private prep school for the top strata of Hawaii society. “Then they were both accepted to Ivy League schools despite having, uh, less-than-stellar credentials. You might say that they were affirmative-action admissions. But they didn’t come from poverty. So why is he wearing shoes a half-size too small? Does he not like to cut his toenails? What is the explanation?” “They’ve revised the story,” he concluded. “It’s a new campaign. It’s time for a new story.”
  21. CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Aaron Klein, author of the New York Times bestselling book, “Fool Me Twice,” today questioned Rep. Maxine Waters about purported corruption related to President Obama’s stimulus. asked about the alleged ties of top Obama administration officials to energy companies that received hundreds of millions of dollars in “stimulus” money. Waters was also questioned about the logic of a possible second term “green” stimulus, which Klein’s book claims is in the works. “Well, let me just say this,” stated Waters about the logic of Obama’s stimulus, “when you are, well first of all I want to make a stimulus to stimulate this economy. When you are at the federal government level, and you are trying to get money down to the cities and the counties and the towns it’s hard, it’s difficult.” Regarding alleged corruption, Waters stated, “We have everything in laws with response to request for proposal and the rules for that. And yes, sometimes they get violated. We have to do a better job of enforcing those laws and making sure that the proposal process works. And that’s all you can do.” Asked again about the alleged stimulus corruption, Waters replied, “We let me just say something: It’s your conclusion not mine.” Obama officials tied to big bucks in stimulus grants Top Obama administration officials are tied to energy companies that received hundreds of millions of dollars in “stimulus” money, documents the recently released book, “Fool Me Twice.” One such recipient, according to authors Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott, is BrightSource Energy, a solar energy company attempting to build the world’s largest solar power plant amid concerns such a venture might be too risky an investment for the federal government. BrightSource received a $1.37 billion federal loan guarantee, the largest the Department of Energy has ever given for a solar power project. The loan guarantee is for the construction of a gigantic California desert solar plant known as the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System. The plant features mirrors that reflect sunlight toward a massive central tower that is heated to produce steam to spin turbines that, in turn, produce electricity. BrightSource’s chairman at the time of the federal loan guarantee was John Bryson, who stepped down from the energy company before being sworn in on Oct. 21, 2011, as the 37th secretary of the Department of Commerce. Bryson resigned from his government post in June after he was involved in an alleged hit-and-run accident. Bryson also co-founded the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental activist group that, “Fool Me Twice” documents, is part of the controversial Apollo Alliance. Apollo is a progressive organization that has boasted in its own literature of direct involvement in crafting the “green” portions of Obama’s 2009 stimulus – the very legislation that underwrote BrightSource’s loan. An Apollo board member is Van Jones, Obama’s former “green” jobs czar who resigned in 2009 after it was exposed he founded a communist revolutionary organization. White House transition director Also occupying the boards of several companies recently receiving federal funds, including hundreds of millions in stimulus money, is T. J. Glauthier, who served on Obama’s 2008 White House transition team. One company investigated in “Fool Me Twice” is GridPoint Inc, where Glauthier was appointed to the board in March 2008. GridPoint provides utilities software solutions for electrical grid management and electric power demand and supply balancing. The stimulus provides a whopping $4.5 billion for so-called smart grid projects, and GridPoint got paid from scores of smart grid deals funded by the “stimulus.” The company partnered with the Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation (eTec), Nissan, the Idaho National Laboratory and others in a project to deploy electric vehicles (EVs) and their charging infrastructure in five states. The Energy Department had awarded eTec almost $100 million in stimulus funds to support the project. GridPoint’s role in the eTec project was to supply smart charging and data logging capability to utilities located in strategic markets of eTec’s program in Arizona, California, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington. GridPoint also benefited from stimulus funds when it recently provided home energy management, load management and electric vehicle management software solutions for a KCP&L’s Green Impact Zone SmartGrid Demonstration in Kansas City, Mo. Additionally, “Fool Me Twice” documents, GridPoint helped the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, or SMUD, to manage power from its customers’ rooftop solar panels. SMUD had won $127.5 million in stimulus funds from the Department of Energy to carry out the project, which also includes deploying 600,000 smart meters in its service territory. Again, in early 2009, the Energy Department awarded Argonne National Laboratory nearly $2.7 million in stimulus funding for three solar energy-related research projects. Argonne reportedly shared another $5 million in stimulus funding for projects with GridPoint and other companies and the University of Illinois Sustainable Technology Center. Glauthier, meanwhile, came under some fire in the conservative blogosphere after Fox News reported the U.S. Navy has purchased 450,000 gallons of biofuel for about $16 a gallon, or about four times the price of its standard marine fuel, JP-5, which has been going for under $4 a gallon. reported Glauthier is a “strategic adviser” to Solazyme, the California company that is selling a portion of the biofuel to the Navy. HotAir noted Solazyme received a $21.8 million grant from the 2009 stimulus package. Also, writing at, Whitney Pitcher found that prior to serving as adviser to Solazyme and after his time as part of Obama’s transition team, Glauthier served on the advisory board of SunRun, a solar financing company. In October of 2010, just a few short months after Glauthier joined SunRun’s advisory board, SunRun secured a $6.73 million grant from the Treasury Department stimulus program. The company was the ninth largest recipient of such programs through December 2010. Podesta sister-in-law & White House ‘idea factory’ The Center for American Progress has had heavy influence on the crafting of White House policy. CAP routinely releases policy reports that are reportedly used in the formulation of Obama administration policy. CAP is run by John Podesta, a former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton who was co-chairman of President Obama’s 2008 White House transition team. A Time magazine article profiled the influence of Podesta’s Center for American Progress in the formation of the Obama administration, stating that “not since the Heritage Foundation helped guide Ronald Reagan’s transition in 1981 has a single outside group held so much sway.” The article branded CAP as the “idea factory” of the Obama administration. “Fool Me Twice” finds that Podesta’s sister-in-law, Heather Podesta, served as the lobbyist for a wind power firm recently awarded a $135.8 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy. The company is Brookfield Asset Management. It has a board of nine directors, including New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s longtime girlfriend. The grant was finalized to build the 99-megawatt Granite Reliable wind project in New Hampshire’s Coos County, making it the state’s largest wind plant. Seventy-five percent of the new wind project is owned by BAIF Granite Holdings, which was created earlier this year by Brookfield Renewable Power, a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management of New York. Since 2009, Brookfield has been represented by the lobbying firm of Heather Podesta and Partners, LLC. Podesta, herself a top financial bundler for Democrat politicians, is wife of lobbyist and art collector Tony Podesta, who is John’s brother. Heather Podesta and her husband, in July 2011, topped the FEC’s lobbyist bundler database, raising more money by far in the six prior months than any other lobbyist. Their fundraising was largely for Democrats. According to White House visitor logs, Heather Podesta visited the White House eight times in Obama’s first six months alone. Second term ‘green stimulus’? While several companies that received so-called green grants and loans from the federal government in 2009 have since gone bankrupt, progressive groups with deep White House ties are now recommending that President Obama push a second term “green” stimulus as well as open a federal “green” bank if Obama wins in November. “Fool Me Twice” relates how such a “green” bank, termed a “Energy Independence Trust” in the progressive recommendation papers, would borrow from the federal treasury to provide low-cost financing to private-sector investments in “clean energy.”
  22. Retired National Football League star Burgess Owens, a Super Bowl champion with the Oakland Raiders, has urged African-Americans not to vote for Barack Obama simply on the basis of race. In his newly published e-book, “It’s All About Team: Exposing the Black Talented Tenth,” Owens recounts how he grew up as a liberal Democrat and supported Jimmy Carter. A bankruptcy in the 1980s forced him to move his wife and four young children, the oldest 10, into the basement of his mother-in-law’s Brooklyn home. At one point during that time, Owens worked as a chimney sweep during the day, built a networking business at night and then began a midnight shift as a security guard. Still, through the economic difficulties, he retained confidence that he would be able to provide for his family and that his future would be brighter. “I believe that my worth is not measured by what I do, by the honors that are bestowed upon me or by material wealth that I might obtain,” he writes. “Instead I am measured by the courage I show while standing for my beliefs, by the dedication I exhibit to ensure my word is good and the resolve I undertake to establish my actions and deeds as honorable.” Owens told WND in an exclusive interview last week in Tampa, during the Republican National Convention, that his faith in God has inspired his life. “We are going to have to have black ministers stand up once again,” he said. “Unfortunately, I have been a little disappointed that we have issues out there like traditional marriage, abortion, school education, and we have so much silence from the black community, from black preachers, because they understand first hand the impact of all that. We can no longer support those who are against the faith.” Owens said social welfare programs promoted by the Democratic Party have created a government dependency within black communities to the detriment of the family and economic progress. The progressive policies of the Democratic Party, he said, have created a culture of “defeat, breakdown, failure and collapse” in the African-American community, where abortion has taken the lives of 13 million black babies since 1973, an average of 325,000 deaths each year. Owens has rejected “War on Poverty” government dependency in favor of the principles of our Founding Fathers. “It is no accident that this country has been blessed with its abundance and its history as the freest and most productive in the world,” he writes in his book. “As its citizens humbly recommit to an acceptance of guidance from the God of our fathers, our nation will once again see the miraculous resurrection of the proud, responsible, visionary black father. And with him, his family and community will be lifted.” Owens identifies with the themes of private enterprise and individual initiative. “It’s heartwarming to hear from just normal Americans the same thing over and over again, ‘I went out there and I worked it, and I built it,’” he told WND. “That ‘I built it’ is the American way, and it comes back down to how are we’re going to change the black community.” Burgess Owens talks to WND For Owens, that formula begins with belief in God, the restoration of the black family and the encouragement of black children to get an education to prepare them to compete economically. “It’s not going to be white Americans who are going to do it,” Owens said. “It’s going to be black Americans who have turned within themselves, and they go out and build great businesses, and they build communities.” Owens sees Obama building a central government structure typical of socialist governments that espouses advancement for minorities, while in reality enslaving them. “There is still a desire, by most within the black community, to recapture for their children the ideals of a traditional family where moms and dads commit to each other and to their children through the lifelong bonds of marriage,” Owens concludes. “We can be the kind of example as the black middle class was for decades to give encouragement to others who follow.”
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