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31 October 2011


I got a video camera today.  I'm a little in awe of it.  I'm not sure if I'll keep it, but hopefully I'll get to test it out on some good action soon.

Well, hopefully there won't be any good action any time soon.  If there is, I'll be testing it out.


Letter to the Occupiers: Don't You Know It's Gonna Be All Right?

We all want to change the world -- but when you talk about destruction, don't you know that you can count me out.  

You say you got a real solution.  We'd all love to see the plan.  You ask me for a contribution.  We're all doing what we can.  But if you want money for people with minds that hate, all I can tell is brother you have to wait.  

You say you'll change the constitution.  We all want to change your head.  You tell me it's the institution.  You better free you mind instead.  But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao, you ain't going to make it with anyone anyhow.

Don't you know it's gonna be all right? 

17 October 2011

UN owns OWS website


The organizing hub website is registered to:
Paulina Arcos
866 United Nations Plaza
Suite 516
New York, New York 10017

According to a Wikileaks cable, Ecuador's Foreign Minister Francisco Carrion-Mena is "married to Paulina Arcos".  He is also the chairman of the UN's Decolonization committee.

What is Carrion-Mena's address at the UN?  You betcha, it's the same as Paulina Arcos's website!

Question: why the hell is the UN connected to a website promoting Occupy Wall Street's "spontaneous", "organic", and "leaderless" uprising and growth throughout the world?

Question: why was the domain name registered in July 2011?

Question: why isn't the media talking about this?

ADDED: has posted an explanation.  Paulina Arcos paid for the website with her credit card.  Her son (Santiago Carrion) is the one affiliated with the website.  Question: Why the hell is the UN connected to a website promoting OWS and #globalchange?  (I understand that Santiago Carrion asked to use his mother's credit card.  That doesn't address the question, though.  Via her credit card, she has endorsed the website.  Why?)

Continue below the fold for pictures and screengrabs.

09 October 2011

TP/OWS, Paving the Way...

Okay, I finally get it.  The Tea Parties were called a radical fringe group because they paved the way for contemporary understanding of peaceful gatherings of patriots.  Occupy Wall Street has such a noble depiction, because the Tea Party paved the way.  

Right?  Right??

08 October 2011

To the 99%ers:

In America, you are the 99%.

To the rest of the world, you are still the 1%.

What happens after you achieve your U.S. goals?

07 October 2011


This is going to end well.

Looking Back: Feb 11, 2011

O'Reilly: "In the United States, you fully believe there's a movement on the way to foment chaos in the streets?"
Beck: "Are you kidding me?  Absolutely."

05 October 2011

F.U. Oscar the Grouch

Sesame Street is set to debut a new muppet.

Poverty Lily!

Is it just me, or does she look like a Wall Street protester?

Goodbye, Steve Jobs


I gotta say, this certainly seems like a horrible metaphor for the state of the country.

ADDED:  1984 commercial

Occupy Wall Street: "Dear Santa"

OWS has presented a list of demands which they say will "create so many jobs it will be completely impossible to fill them without an open borders policy."  (I'm just going to let the open borders thing slide for now.)

Off the top, I'm not impressed.  Their first demand is X, which they continue to say must be accomplished by alo instituting Y and Z.  That's, ya know, three demands.

ADDED: Additional thoughts.  1. These people are trying to kill us.  2. These people really are trying to kill the country.  3. These people have no idea what America is.  4. These people are gonna be out there "occupying" for a long, long time.

Anyways, here they are...

1. Restore "living wage".  Raise minimum wage to $20/hour.  Reimpose trade tariffs (/end "Freetrade").
2. Universal single payer healthcare.  Ban private insurance companies.
3. Free allowance for everyone!  ("Guaranteed living wage income regardless of employment.")
4. Extend HS by four years.  (Free college education.)
5. Fast-track process to end fossil fuel economy.  Increase demand for alternative energy.
6. One trillion dollar in infrastructure spending NOW.
7. One trillion dollar in eco-restoration now.  Decommission all nuclear power plants.
8. Racial equal rights amendment.  Gender equal rights amendment.
9. Fully open borders.
10.  Election accountability -- paper ballots counted and recounted in public.
11. Immediate debt forgiveness for all.  (Debt = sovereign debt, commercial loans, mortgages, home equity loans, credit cards, student loans, personal loans...)  "All debt must be stricken from the books."  I must directly quote more from this one: "World Bank Loans to all Nations, Bank to Bank Debt and all Bonds and Margin Call Debt in the stock market including all Derivatives or Credit Default Swaps, all 65 trillion dollars of them must also be stricken from the "Books." And I don't mean debt that is in default, I mean all debt on the entire planet period."
12. Outlaw credit reporting agencies.
13. No regulations on how/when union votes are gathered regarding a union's representation or formation.

ADDED: Sometime between when I posted this and right now, the website responded to some bad press about this list and posted a claim that this list is unofficial.  Mhmm.

Sarah Palin's 2012 Presidential Statement

Listen to Mark Levin read it.  (Or just read my transcription.)

After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States. As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision. When we serve, we devote ourselves to God, family and country. My decision maintains this order.
My decision is based upon a review of what common sense Conservatives and Independents have accomplished, especially over the last year. I believe that at this time I can be more effective in a decisive role to help elect other true public servants to office – from the nation’s governors to Congressional seats and the Presidency. We need to continue to actively and aggressively help those who will stop the “fundamental transformation” of our nation and instead seek the restoration of our greatness, our goodness and our constitutional republic based on the rule of law.
From the bottom of my heart I thank those who have supported me and defended my record throughout the years, and encouraged me to run for President. Know that by working together we can bring this country back – and as I’ve always said, one doesn’t need a title to help do it.
I will continue driving the discussion for freedom and free markets, including in the race for President where our candidates must embrace immediate action toward energy independence through domestic resource developments of conventional energy sources, along with renewables. We must reduce tax burdens and onerous regulations that kill American industry, and our candidates must always push to minimize government to strengthen the economy and allow the private sector to create jobs. 

Those will be our priorities so Americans can be confident that a smaller, smarter government that is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people can better serve this most exceptional nation.
In the coming weeks I will help coordinate strategies to assist in replacing the President, re-taking the Senate, and maintaining the House.
Thank you again for all your support. Let’s unite to restore this country! 

God bless America.

Sarah Palin

Palin's out



01 October 2011

Arab Spring: A "Democracy" By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet?...

'Our' Revolution

The following excerpts are from an English language website for khilafah.  (That's caliphate to you and me.)  It begins by noting that language shapes the way you understand the world, and it quickly jumps to the word democracy.

While Americans associate the word with our rights and responsibilities, Muslims associate it with freedom from tyranny and oppression.  One and the same?  It depends on the tyrant, the oppressor, and what the oppressed have been prevented from doing.
[W]hen they [the Western world] talk[s] about the right of people to govern themselves, they also mean the prevention of religious interference in ruling - whether this is explicitly stated or not.
In viewing democracy as a word representative of being free from a specific tyrant or specific type of tyranny rather than freedom from conceptual tyranny, Muslims have un(?)intentionally misled Americans to believe that they embrace American-style governmental values, for example the freedom to practice your religion of choice and the prevention of the state from imposing a national religion.  The Muslim use of the word democracy has sent the wrong message; America has willingly, blindly, and egocentrically assumed that our definition of democracy is global.
Imagine a human-rights charity who decided that a swastika would be a suitable logo for their organisation, being ignorant of the symbol's association with the Nazis. So, being ignorant of the history and values that come with the symbol they proudly display it on their leaflets and posters. Would this convey the message they wanted?