Sunday, May 31, 2015

Zo Nation: Does Michelle Obama Only Represent the Black Community?

Zo takes Michelle to task for telling students that Michelle Obama tells that people will look past their accomplishments and will only see the color of their skin.

FROM THE PASTOR: The Constitution of Ireland

by Fr. George W. Rutler
The Constitution of Ireland begins: “In the name of the Most Holy Trinity, from Whom is all authority and to Whom, as our final end, all actions both of men and States must be referred, / We, the people of Éire, / Humbly acknowledging all our obligations to our Divine Lord, Jesus Christ . . .”

The landslide vote in Eire for legalizing the fictitious form of marriage between persons of the same sex, in contradiction of all laws natural and divine, unearths the pulsating Druidism that Saint Patrick and his fellow saints defied. The estimated $17 million from pressure groups in the United States is no excuse, for people will only be pressured if they are willing to be pressured. Another dismal fact is that over 90% of the young people influenced to subscribe to this vote were formed in Catholic schools. The vote was less in favor of inversion and more in hostility to a Church whose Jansenism and clericalism had incubated corruption and lassitude. While most of Europe suffers from the deadly sin of indifference, or sloth, Ireland is in adolescent rebellion, virulent and irrational. This was exploited by political interests hostile to Christian civilization, and their propaganda combined legitimate accusations against ecclesial failings with a left-wing, secularist agenda.

Ireland helped to bring the Faith to America, and when the flourishing of that Faith degenerated here, that donation was returned in the form of a bacillus. Ireland today has among the highest rates of suicide and mental illness in all Europe, and one-third of children there are born out of wedlock. Things are worse in the United States. Look at the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City to see what happens when the honor of a saint is dishonored, and when ambassadors for Christ become nothing more than goodwill ambassadors.

What happened in Ireland was not sudden. Like a dead elephant that remains standing for a short while before collapsing, so the Flame that Patrick kindled on Tara had died long before Catholicism was mixed up with political causes, and ethnic drollery replaced dogma. In mordant irony, just a few weeks ago the Stormont in Northern Ireland rejected a motion favoring same–sex unions, a motion more indicting for having been introduced by the Sinn Féin, which had long persuaded naïve Americans that it was a Catholic cause.

The Archbishop of Dublin, hardly a firebrand, said: “Marriage is not simply about a wedding ceremony or about two people being in love with each other. Marriage, in the Constitution, is linked with the family and with a concept of family and the mutuality of man and woman as the foundation for the family.”

In light of the fine invocation of the Irish Constitution, the Irish vote is worse than perverse: it is blasphemous. All the great saints of once-verdant Ireland would have used stronger language.

The Rev. George William Rutler is pastor of St. Michael's located in New York City. Father Rutler has made documentary films in the United States and England, contributes to numerous scholarly and popular journals and has published 16 books on theology, history, cultural issues, and the lives of the saints, and also one book on sports, as a member of the U.S. Squash Racquets Association.

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AMERICA THE FREE, is no more....This is a PARASITE ridden society controlled by those who are FIGHTING to Control The WORLD....

Lets be honest here ,we are being told What to think, When to think & If to think at all....These BASTARDS in WASHINGTON only need SLAVES to do their Bidding & to be their Servants
To live & let live as well as Love should be a PRIMAL INSTINCT.....Who's Idea was it to give that POWER to the GOVERNMENTS ? ANSWER: the Government itself... And WHAT if I may ask have they done with it?...Well IMO we have NO FREEDOMS left....Just the MYTH or an ILLUSION of them....

Yet many of this now Brain-Dead Society revere or trust this Band of Thieves & as for the rest, they apparently in a sad Pathetic way DON'T CARE.....

So the end result is this ;we are DYING one DROP of BLOOD at a time...We don't even have what is left of the God-Given instinct to SURVIVE.....PARDONEZ MOI, we sit and Ponder, Plot or Wonder who will be our next PRESIDENT if that will make one Damn Bit if difference ( slow death or fast death) .....The PARASITES that we SUPPOSEDLY ELECT are simply nothing but our own EXECUTIONERS....They will, via our on STUPIDITY , kill us when we are No-Longer Needed as SLAVES ....We are now PRISONERS .....We are also STRANGERS in a STRANGER LAND.....NIGHTMARE THEATER .....

We were warned, The Romans, The Greeks & with Books the Bible, 1984, Brave New World & we laughed , played & got complacent....We were induced into COMMITTING SUICIDE....sadly we complied ....this is PATHETIC....

I might add....if you think this is salvageable....surround D.C. & burn the cancer to the ground...And yes Russia, China & Muslims are our ENEMIES .....So What,,,we have already Surrendered to a MUSLIM PRICK that's running this show with his Puppet Master SOROS...

FIX BAYONETS: The Fifth Column Is A Fact, And Its Goals Are Being Realized

Submitted by Dee Fatouros

In the early 50's, Joseph McCarthy's tactics completely undermined his investigation regarding the Communist infiltration of the American government and  culture. To say that he was a flawed messenger is an understatement; however, he was correct.

Mass initial denial and scorn for the messenger is the default reaction to those who are prescient and have the courage to call attention to reality.

Harbingers of the truth, no matter what their character, are always excoriated, by those who are complicit in the events and the hidden agendas beneath as well as by those who are ignorant of and/or dismissive of anything which contradicts the accepted narrative.

Most are aware of the term "Islamophobia" but not all, particularly those who are younger, are familiar with "McCarthyism". This write up will focus on the journey of the Communist infiltration of our political system. Islamophobia will be discussed in a future essay.

Some history:

Controlled by the Soviet Union for most of its history.Engaged in espionage, infiltrated unions, and used front groups. Acted as a fifth column in American government and society.Upon its inception in 1919, the CPUSA was inextricably linked to the Soviet Communist International (Comintern), which was controlled by Moscow leadership and possessed“uncontested authority” over all international parties. When it was founded, the Party had approximately 50,000 members.
By the 1920s, the CPUSA’s membership had dwindled to approximately 15,000 because the Comintern forced it to adopt an ultra-revolutionary stance and give up attempts at “coalition building.” The Great Depression presented the Party with an opportunity to recruit and build its membership. Thus the CPUSA used hard times as a propaganda tool to assail the failure of capitalism, targeting particularly the liberal policies of the early FDR administration while successfully infiltrating government agencies, notably the Agricultural Adjustment Administration.
In 1935, with the rise of Nazism, the Comintern changed its policy and adopted the Popular Front tactic, which allowed the CPUSA to pose as the anti-fascist defenders of American liberalism. As Earl Bowder, the leader of the CPUSA from 1935 to 1945, declared, “Communism is Twentieth-Century Americanism.” This new tactic increased the Party's membership to nearly 100,000 people -- its high point -- , and it simultaneously allowed the Party to infiltrate a whole host of liberal institutions and use them as front groups. The CPUSA worked especially on becoming a presence within the powerful labor federation, the Congress of Industrial Organizations (which would later merge with the American Federation of Labor, to become the AFL-CIO).
In 1939, the Nazi-Soviet pact brought an end to the CPUSA’s anti-fascist pose. Soon after, the Party returned to its prior aggressive denunciations of mainstream American politics -- a move that eventually brought about a collapse in membership, especially when the Party reversed course once again with Hitler’s invasion of the USSR.
After World War II ended, Soviet hostility to the West surfaced once more. In 1944, U.S. Army cryptanalysts broke the code to the KGB’s communications, and by 1948 the Venona project had identified hundreds of espionage operatives in the United States. Although the Roosevelt administration had dismissed Republican assertions that Communists had infiltrated the New Deal, by the late 1940s the Truman administration began to treat the internal Communist threat as a very serious matter.
In 1948, Whittaker Chambers and Elizabeth Bentley, both former Communists, testified before the House Committee on Un-American Activities that Communists had operated in the Roosevelt administration -- especially Alger Hiss, who had served as a top official in the State Department. In January 1950, Hiss was convicted. A year later, on March 6, 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, members of the CPUSA and militant Stalinists, were put on trial for espionage and were executed two years later in 1953. Generations of radicals perceived them as martyrs for the cause and, to this day, many still protest their guilt, even though evidence continues to prove that they engaged in a conspiracy to steal the atomic secrets of the United Stated and deliver them to the USSR.

The following are excerpts from headings in the original post.  For much more discussion on the following highlighted in red,  go here.

McCarthyism:"but there is a reason for the use of this term. What Schrecker and others on the Left who have integrated McCarthy into their ideology are saying is that the problem was not the man's methods but what he believed; ".....

Was McCarthy Right?
Venona, Cables Coming in From the Cold:"Was McCarthy on the right track?", a piece in which it observed that Venona "demonstrates beyond argument that the Soviet penetration into American life, government, science and industry...was deep, thorough and hostile." And William F. Buckley has seized the moment for a novel, "The Redhunter," based on the life of his longtime hero, McCarthy."....
List of Americans in the Venona papers:Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Chairman of the bipartisan Commission on Government Secrecy, responsible for securing the release of Venona project materials, in the Introduction to his book Secrecy states, "The Venona intercepts contained overwhelming proof of the activities of Soviet spy networks in America, complete with names, dates, places, and deeds." (1) The release involved careful consideration of privacy interests of individuals mentioned, referenced, or identified in the translations. Some names have not been released when to do so would constitute an invasion of privacy. Over 200 named or covernamed persons found in the VENONA translations, persons then present in the U.S., are claimed by the KGB and the GRU in their messages as their clandestine assets or contacts.(2)....

Glenn Beck Video-McCarthy and the Venona papers:
Well worth the eight minute listen.

George Soros is the poster child for wealthy left wing financiers of the leftist take down of America, but there are many more who share his views.

The Left Wing Millionaires Club: One of the great myths of the left is that socialism is a movement of the people, the working classes, or the poor. In fact -- as Frederick Hayek pointed out long ago -- all socialist movements are the creation of intellectual elites, liberally pollinated by millionaires. Karl Marx was the kept intellectual of factory owner Frederick Engels; Bill Ayers, a leader of the terrorist cult called the Weatherman, was a scion of the American upper class; Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation, is a multi-millionairess; Michael Moore, leftwing propagandist, is a multi-millionaire who has profited handsomely from the "struggle." The Leftwing Millionaires Club is a very incomplete list designed to illustrate this point and to serve as a reminder that everything is not always what it appears. (Text: Frederick Hayek "The Intellectuals and Socialism," in Hayek, Socialism and War, University of Chicago Press, 1997).....  
The Leftists On The Hill:The Congressional Progressive Caucus:Socialist wing of the Democratic PartyConsists of 76 Members of CongressHas close ties to the Institute for Policy Studies and the Democratic Socialists of AmericaHas ties to the Communist Party USA
The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) was founded in 1991 by Bernie Sanders, a self-identified socialist who had recently been elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Sanders' CPC co-founders included House members Ron Dellums, Lane Evans, Thomas Andrews, Peter DeFazio, and Maxine Waters. The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) was also involved in CPC's founding and in Caucus activities thereafter; IPS continues to advise CPC on various matters to this day.
Another key player in establishing CPC was the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), which has maintained a close alliance with the Caucus ever since. Beginning in 1997, CPC worked closely with the newly launched “Progressive Challenge, a coalition of more than 100 leftist organizations that sought to unite their activities and objectives under a "multi-issue progressive agenda."....
An alphabetical list of all current members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC):.....

The Ultimate Goal: Globalism:
Globalism is Behind Marxist Subversion of America, War on Terrror January 1, 2002 by Henry Makow Ph.D.:How would you explain the following?Communism has been discredited in both Russia and China, yet the Communist Party slogan, "politically correct," has become part of the vernacular in the United States.The Rockefeller Foundation funded all of:The site of the United Nations headquarters in NYC.The Pacific Institute, a Soviet-infiltrated think tank that influenced U.S. acceptance of Communist China in the 1940's.The invention of the contraceptive pill, and the IUD.The father of modern "sexual liberation," Dr. Alfred Kinsey, a gay pederast and pornographer.Marxism and lesbianism, disguised as feminism (and equal rights for women which I support), has been unleashed on America like a deadly virus. Marxists control education and the social services and use their position to destroy Judeo Christian values. They have vast influence in justice and the media. The heterosexual family is besieged: Between 1960 and 1998, the percentage of single-parent families have tripled, and one third of all American children live apart from their fathers. The national birthrate is down by 50%. Homosexuality is taught in elementary schools. In the media, promiscuity and pornography are sold as a substitute for marital fulfillment.I have been searching for a political paradigm to explain why the "establishment" has allowed all of the above. My search has lead me to so-called conspiracy theories. I was surprised to discover that, generally speaking, there is only one conspiracy theory, and it is pretty credible:The world is run by a super-rich elite. Far from being a threat, Marxism (i.e. Communism, now disguised as feminism) is actually subsidized and used by the super-rich to weaken and destabilize the West. The plan, bizarre as it sounds, is to formalize elite control of the world in the United Nations.Through Rockefeller fronts like the Council for Foreign Relations, international banks, secret societies, and intelligence agencies, the super-rich have been laying this plan since the League of Nations. Most of our political leaders have been in on it, which may explain why the world is in such rough shape.The best summary of this outlook is William F. Jasper's "Global Tyranny...Step by Step: The United Nations and the Emerging New World Order." It is published by the John Birch Society and can be found on their web site www.thenewamerican.comAs a former Leftist, I never imagined I would ever recommend anything by the John Birch Society... 

The above article discusses the endgame and the manipulation used to achieve it. As I noted in my "Planned Chaos" series our Main social institutions are being successfully denigrated to the point where our entire culture is well on the road to perdition.

Discord will evolve into anarchy after which time the saviors (globalists) will step in to restore "love, peace, social justice, and order".

It will eventually dawn on the spiritually exhausted populace that they have been deceived into accepting a totalitarian dystopian Hell from which there will be no escape.

The power of the elite will be too great to overcome in the short term. Our only hope is that nothing lasts forever. The nation state is never etched in stone, and eventually the cycle of history will repeat itself. We humans are forever destined to be in conflict, either with our own governing system or with a "foreign" enemy.

We must guard our heritage so as to pass it on to the survivors of the coming globalist tyranny. 

For much further discussion of all the above with many informational links included, please go here

What would Jesus say about homosexuality?

                      Is Homosexuality Still a Sin?

All For One - Part One

8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

Islam Was A problem Even back in Jefferson's Time

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid

Was It or Wasn't it an Accident ?  

A Warning from The Past !

Top: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John C Calhoun, Theodore Roosevelt; Bottom: Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D Roosevelt, John F Kennedy, Daniel K Inouye. Each of these political leaders warned about an invisible government.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Don't Get Fooled Again, Hillary Has Not Changed

From The Goldberg File

Excerpt: "My point is that Hillary is predictable. I could have written that in 2000 when she went on her last “listening tour” in a Scooby van, or at almost any other moment of the last 30 years.
There are no “new” Hillarys. There are, on occasion, new strategies to dupe people into thinking there is a new Hillary. But these Potemkin do-overs are usually as pale, thin, and see-through as the skin of an agoraphobic Goth computer programmer. The simple fact is: This is her. There is no other her. There is no other Bill, either, by the way. They are Clintons and they are eternal, Aesopian, unchanging. The tackiness and the lying, the parsing and corner-cutting, the entitlement and fakery: This is what they do. Scandals swirl around the Clintons like the cloud of dirt surrounding Pigpen not because the Clintons are the victims of their enemies, but because the Clintons are their own worst enemies. They do this to themselves. They create these problems. They are the authors of their own torment because this is who they are.
Don’t Get Fooled Again
This is an important political point because the Clinton strategists and spinners are invested in a theory that electing a woman will be transformative. It will be like that scene in Excalibur where King Arthur, rejuvenated by the Holy Grail, revives the brown and wasted crops and forests simply by riding by. We already had one experiment in this kind of magical thinking. It worked for Barack Obama. I don’t think it will work for Hillary. Obama was new and fresh. Hillary . . . isn’t.
I think this offers insight into why Hillary is betting it all on reviving the Obama coalition. I’ve written many times that I don’t think she can succeed. But maybe I’m wrong (“It’s happened before” -- The Couch). And, more to the point, I’ve come to realize it’s the only strategy open to her. She can’t run to win moderates, independents, and swing voters (save for a subset of women who will vote strictly on identity-politics lines), because these voters can’t be Jedi-mind-tricked into ignoring all of her baggage. Only the hyper-partisan, the extremely uninformed, the incurably gullible, and, of course, the heavily bribed can get really excited about Hillary Clinton.
How to Listen to a Clinton, Cont’d
I’m thinking, the phrase “eats like a bird” is really bogus. I mean, they eat nuts and bugs all day long; that’s a lot of protein, particularly given their size. But that’s not really important right now (Sorry, I’m writing this in my backyard watching my birdfeeder -- which my cats consider to be a poorly-constructed and frustrating cat feeder -- as I write this).
Where was I? Oh, right, I’m thinking “How to Listen to a Clinton” should be an occasional feature of this “news”letter (see the last entry here). Why? Well, first of all it’s kind of in my wheelhouse. Second, I’m always looking for copy on Friday mornings and, well, if there’s a more renewable resource than Clinton lies, I’m hard pressed to think what it might be.
As I said last week, the Clintons’ favorite way to lie is by telling the truth selectively. There are a lot of benefits to this oh-so-lawyerly technique. It sounds more plausible. It frustrates journalists. It comes in handy when your lies are exposed or you’re asked about them under oath. The downside is that when you use the truth to tell lies, you embed implied confessions in the silences. “There’s no smoking gun” isn’t a denial, it’s a passive-aggressive way of saying, “You’ll never catch me!”
The entire article in the National Review is well worth the read. 

Withhold Not Good

Withhold not good from them to whom it is due,
when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.

Todays nominee : Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin.

A vetted veteran of the worst attacks the Left can muster, Walker stood tall, triumphed, and his ideas worked.

The 7 Reasons Scott Walker Should Get the Republican Nomination for President

Koch brothers:

Plan to spend almost $1 billion in the 2016 Republican nomination campaign cycle

Why The Koch Brothers Want Scott Walker To Be President

Obama's Presidency agenda in Court

U.S. Supreme Court in Washington

President Obama’s legacy is increasingly in legal jeopardy
President Obama's second-term agenda, it seems, is in the hands of the courts.
Same-sex marriage. Obamacare. Climate change. And now immigration. And in many cases, there is significant doubt about whether his signature initiatives will stand legal scrutiny.
The latest blow to Obama's second-term plans came Tuesday when a federal appeals court in New Orleans denied the administration's request to move forward with implementing his expanded executive action on immigration to defer deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants.

Friday, May 29, 2015


by Danny Jeffrey

The following is a report worthy of Baghdad Bob who continued to provide glowing reports about Iraqi victories as our tanks were rolling through the gates of Baghdad.

Military Times ... May 15, 2015
Islamic State on the defensive in Iraq, Syria
Islamic State forces have been degraded despite two high-profile complex attacks ongoing in Iraq, the chief of staff for the allied mission against the militants said Friday morning.


And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant

Is Scott Walker--Sleeper in 2016 GOP Presidential Race?

Walker’s take-no-prisoners approach 

Cruz or Not to Cruz is the Question ?

Hysteria over Cruz illustrates what we're up against

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Scott Walker :

 Federal Government Too Big To Fail
 Next President Must Shrink It So It’s ‘Small Enough To Succeed

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview over Memorial Day weekend that he’s getting much closer to a decision on whether he’ll pursue a presidential campaign in 2016, a decision he expects will come in early July.
“My state budget is done at the end of June, and so obviously my number one responsibility over that period is to complete a state budget—and so I’ve said in state and publicly that I won’t make any declaration about my intentions until after that,” Walker said when asked where he’s at in his decision-making process. “It will be shortly thereafter, not too far after the first of July, but I owe it to the people of Wisconsin first and foremost to be focused on that and to make sure we pass and I sign a budget that continues to lower property taxes and is a reasonable and responsible budget.”

The Trumpet Is Near

I was raised Lutheran, then was also very active in the Presbyterian USA church for years. Both have watered down God's Word and follow the world. Many now feed a compromising message they call "good." I am so thankful everyday that the Holy Spirit has given me discernment and a clear mind to reject those people and religions who now are changing God's Word. I cringe to hear the proclaiming Christian who remains in those churches who says, "I've always gone to this church and will not leave." Or to say, "I've always been Presbyterian and will not leave." Or, "My family has been in this church since it was chartered, and I will continue the family tradition." Or to call what God says clearly in his Word IS SIN now as "good and loving," and to personally assault their Christian brothers and sisters who are not compromising His Word as the "intolerant Christians." Oh those sad souls, who put a building, or family, or a religion OVER THE WORD OF GOD who says DO NOT CHANGE AND WHO HIMSELF DOES NOT CHANGE. Oh how they call their ungodly opinions as showing love to people while they spit in the face of Jesus as they crucify the Word of God. They care more about this world, their happiness, their appearances, THEIR WAY THAN THEY DO THE ONE TRUE WAY OF THE GOD OF HEAVEN'S ARMY. 
God told us this time would come when people would call what is good, "bad," and what is bad, "good." Satan has successfully infiltrated many, many Christian churches today, having cunningly and deceptively lured God's children into acts and deeds and thoughts and words THAT CLEARLY GO AGAINST WHAT THE WORD OF GOD SAYS. You can not serve to masters. You either serve God or Satan. 
And God says clearly WOE TO THOSE CHURCH LEADERS WHO LEAD THEIR FLOCKS AWAY FROM HIM. Some things never change.... the work of Satan to deceive, steal minds and hearts just as he began in the Garden of Eden. Also, the leaders of the church who allow this world and their power and influence to replace their straight and narrow walk with God in the world. Was it not the religious leaders of Jesus' day who used their positions and influence to crucify Christ????? YES, BEWARE THE DECEIVERS, Satan, his demons, and all those he has taken and is using to destroy the souls of God's children before Jesus returns. 
Today, Satan is poisoning all that God calls good and influencing souls to elevate what God calls sin and wrong and bad for your soul. Too many today lean on the words of men instead of standing firm on the Rock of Ages. America, the nation, her citizens, her churches, her government, her schools/universities, her court system, family systems and all other systems are now being transformed and fundamentally CHANGED from the Word of God. IS THIS HOW YOU WANT YOUR LIFE TO MOVE "FORWARD?" Is this the life you want "built" for your children and their future? YOU WANT THEM HONORING A GODLESS CHURCH AND GOVERNMENT...... OR A MIGHTY, HOLY, POWERFUL, GOD... THEIR CREATOR? 
Christian love is a love so strong that is fears God more than men. It crushes a heart to see others taken in by false deceivers, enough to tell them.... "those with ears hear and those with eyes see." Our Lord Jesus Christ is coming back to judge. Every act, word, deed will be brought forward in the open for judgement. Are you postponing preparing yourself for Jesus to be right in front of you? Where will your government and your false leaders be when Jesus comes before you? Will they save you then? Can they? NO, THEY SHALL BE CONDEMNED IN THE JUDGMENT OF JESUS. Reject the false leaders and false claims TODAY. God is no longer in those "churches" that preach their changed interpretations of God's Word. HE HAS LEFT THE BUILDING. HE DOES NOT HEAR THOSE PRAYERS LIFTED UP. You can not mock God and receive his blessings. HE LETS YOU CHOOSE HIM OR THE WORLD. AND HE LETS YOU HAVE YOUR CHOICE AND THE CONSEQUENCES THAT FOLLOW. 
There is ONE WAY that is the only firm foundation for your soul....God's unchanging, uncompromising WORD. Satan is a liar, a cunning, savvy, tempting, devouring liar. Those he "takes" he uses among you to deceive you. THIS IS A REAL WAR NOW... A SPIRITUAL BATTLE NOW. Christ has won the victory in his resurrection and placement at the right hand of God the Father. We know how the story ends. JESUS WILL RETURN TO FULFILL WHAT GOD HAS WARNED YOU ABOUT IN HIS WORD. ARE YOU READY? Prepare yourself. NOW. Do not reject the promptings of the Holy Spirit to CLEAN UP YOUR LIFE, YOUR THOUGHTS, YOUR DEEDS, YOUR CHOICES, YOUR WAY. Get yourself ready for the coming of the Lord before it is too late.

On Wrath

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear,
slow to speak, slow to wrath:
For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Hypocrisy Exposed: Elizabeth Warren Bought Foreclosed Homes to Make a Quick Profit


 Before the crash that she blamed on speculators, Senator Elizabeth Warren made a bundle by flipping houses. 

Nearly two years after Veo Vessels died, her daughter, 70-year-old Mary Frances Hickman, decided to sell the home her mother had left to her. A sprawling brick house in Oklahoma City’s historic Highland Park neighborhood, it was built in 1924, just a year after Mary’s birth. 

Decades later, one of Vessels’ great-grandchildren fondly recalls the wood and tile floors, the fish pond, the butler’s quarters, and the multi-car garage where children played house. 

“It was really, really nice,” says Hickman’s granddaughter, Andrea Martin. That’s part of the reason she’s so surprised her grandmother sold the home in 1993 for a mere $30,000. Despite a debilitating stroke, Martin says Hickman remained sharp, and she had always been business-savvy. As an Avon saleswoman, she had at times ranked among the top ten in the country. “So I don’t know why,” Martin says. “Maybe she just wanted out from underneath it, but to sell it for such a low number — I don’t know. Maybe she got bad advice, maybe she was just tired.” 

The home’s new owner: Elizabeth Warren, today a Massachusetts senator who has built a political career on denouncing the sort of banking titans and financial sophisticates who make a buck off the little guy. Five months after purchasing Veo Vessels’ old home, Warren flipped the property, selling it for $115,000 more than she’d paid, according to Oklahoma County Property Assessor records.

 Warren rose to political prominence in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis as a crusader against big banks and a dispenser of common-sense economic advice. She campaigned for the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, intended to shield people from the predations of the mortgage and credit-card industries, among others. In her 2006 book All Your Worth, co-authored with her daughter, Amelia, Warren lists as a top myth the idea that “you can make big money buying houses and flipping them quickly.” She has made a career out of telling people how to behave in financially responsible ways, and out of creating laws that will make it illegal for them to do otherwise. 

Five months after purchasing Veo Vessels’ old home, Warren flipped the property, selling it for $115,000 more than she’d paid. But Warren bought and sold at least five properties for profit at a different time in her life, before the cratering economy and a political career made her a star. Her life story has been the subject of much interest, and her 2014 memoir, A Fighting Chance, chronicled her rise from humble beginnings in small-town Oklahoma and her struggle to make ends meet. It didn’t much mention, though, the early 1990s, years when her children were teenagers and she was once again happily married. These are years when she wasn’t yet the multimillionaire she is today, and, she has said, she was voting Republican. 

As a professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania, and later as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, she was doing well for herself, building both her professional profile and her wealth. She owes at least part of her considerable financial success, it seems, to snapping up these properties in her native Oklahoma and turning them for a profit — though today that’s not a practice she endorses for the many people looking to emulate her success. The Boston Herald reported on these purchases during Warren’s Senate run in 2012, noting that she invested in “the often topsy-turvy real-estate market of the 1990s” and that her actions “don’t seem to square with her public statements about the latest real estate boom and bust.”

 (By our deadline, Warren’s office did not respond to our request for an interview with the senator or for a request for comment from the senator’s spokesperson about the home sales.) 

Hickman’s granddaughter Martin says of the home flip: “I don’t think it’s right, but I don’t really know much about it. . . . You flip houses to make a profit, so I can’t really fault [Warren] much. I think my grandmother made a mistake by selling it for so cheap. . . . She had worked hard all her life and was a self-made woman.” Don Vessels — a grandson of Veo Vessels, and the nephew of Mary Frances Hickman — said he had not known that Warren had purchased the family home, but “my reaction is that it’s kind of par for the course.” He added: “What’s said and what’s done in politics are two different things. Mary Hickman, being the executor of the estate, should have sold it for the highest price on the market, which I’m not sure she did. But the house was not in fantastic shape, I can tell you that. It was a very nice house when it was purchased, but my grandmother kind of let it fall into disrepair.” 

Records show Warren bought the house Hickman inherited from her mother, located at 200 N.W. 16th Street, in August 1993 and quickly obtained permits to do plumbing and electrical work, selling it five months later for a 383 percent gain. 

House flipping is commonly defined as the practice of buying and selling a home within six months, as the future senator did with the Hickman property. Warren held onto at least four other properties for longer periods, sometimes waiting a year before relinquishing ownership and, at other times, as long as seven years. 

Warren bought two homes after they’d fallen into foreclosure. And though she spent money fixing up the Hickman home before selling it, records suggest she sold others at a significant profit without making any meaningful upgrades. 

In 1993, Warren bought a foreclosed property on N.W. 14th Street in Oklahoma City for $4,000. National Review attempted to contact the couple who had owned it. No phone number or email could be found on record for them, and they did not respond to a letter mailed to their last known address, in Colorado. No public records could be found elaborating on the events that led to the foreclosure of their home. 

In 2004, Warren transferred the home to her brother, John Herring, and his wife, who sold it for $30,000 in 2006, a 650 percent increase over what Warren initially paid for it. Neither Warren nor her brother filed any permits to make improvements. 

In June 1993, Warren bought another foreclosed property in Oklahoma City, this one on West Wilshire Boulevard, for $61,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Because properties purchased from HUD are sold as is, and because foreclosed homes can have damage ranging from simple poor upkeep to stripped copper, “the only reason you do that is for profit,” says Steve Stout, residential field supervisor at the Oklahoma County Assessor’s Office. 

On the national stage, Warren has been outspoken about the dangers of home foreclosure. In a 2002 book, The Fragile Middle Class, co-authored with Teresa Sullivan and Jay Lawrence Westerbrook, she wrote that foreclosures are “notorious for fetching low prices.” And as a professor at Harvard Law School, in the wake of the financial crisis, Warren served as a member of the congressional panel overseeing the Troubled Asset Relief Program. 

The panel produced, among other things, a report on the foreclosures taking place across the country. It began with a paean to the place of the home in American life: “Foreclosures are about the home,” it said, which is “the physical and emotional nexus of many households as well as the centerpiece of many Americans’ finances.” Foreclosures, it concluded, “can harm other homeowners both by encouraging additional foreclosures and by reducing home sale prices, while decreased property values hurt local businesses and reduce state and local tax revenues.”

 A year after buying the foreclosed property on West Wilshire Boulevard, Warren also bought the house next door for $72,000. Despite filing no building permits to renovate at either property, Warren pocketed $34,000 in profits when she sold the first house in December 1994, and she and her husband, Bruce Mann, made an additional $32,000 when they sold the one next door in 1998. 

That same year, Warren sold another home she and Mann owned for a sizeable profit. The couple had purchased the property, at 4721 Dove Tree Lane, in 1991, filing permits for mechanical and plumbing repairs, according to Oklahoma County Assessor’s Office records. 

“We’re talking about more than just painting or minor repairs,” says Stout, adding that it could add up to tens of thousands of dollars. “It’s serious work.” Still, the investment seems to have paid off: Warren and her husband paid only $50,000 for the house and sold it for $109,500, a 119 percent gain. 

The profits from these flipped homes adds up: Even excluding the property sold by her brother, Warren and her husband have made at least $240,500 flipping homes (before deducting the unknown sum they invested in remodeling). In her 2014 autobiography, Warren wrote of the events that precipitated the financial crisis that “everyone seemed to have a story about someone they knew who was getting rich by flipping houses.” 
She omitted a crucial one.  

EDITOR’s NOTE: This piece has been updated since its original posting.   – Eliana Johnson is Washington editor for National Review. Jillian Kay Melchior writes for National Review as a Thomas L. Rhodes Fellow for the Franklin Center, and she is also a senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum.


Amnesty International Condemns Hamas For Torturing Palestinians!

By Inna Lazareva, Tel Aviv

Hamas forces carried out harrowing extrajudicial killings, abductions and arrests of Palestinians in Gaza during last summer’s war with Israel, according to a new report by Amnesty International which also details violent interrogations that took place inside the grounds of the largest hospital in the coastal enclave.

The report, entitled "Strangling Necks: Abduction, torture and summary killings of Palestinians by Hamas forces during the 2014 Gaza/Israel conflict" also details the executions of at least 23 Palestinians, some of whom were accused of acting as “Israeli collaborators” in the 2014 conflict, despite the fact that many of them were in prison even before the war broke out.

“There were marks of torture and bullet shots on his body”, the brother of Atta Najjar was quoted as saying in the report. Atta was an ex-Palestinian Authority policeman serving a 15 year sentence since 2009 for alleged “collaboration” with Israel when he was tortured and killed in August 2014.

A picture showing a man referred to as A.R. after he was released from prison with the marks of torture plainly visible on his body.

“His arms and legs were broken … his body was as if you’d put it in a bag and smashed it ... His body was riddled with about 30 bullets. He had slaughter marks around his neck, marks of knives … And from behind the head - there was no brain. Empty… It was difficult for us to carry him … He was heavy, like when you put meat in a bag; no bones. His bones were smashed. They broke him in the prison.”, his brother said.

On one day alone - 22nd August 2014 - at least 17 extrajudicial executions were carried out, notes the report, in the crackdown following Israeli airstrikes which killed three Hamas commanders. This included 11 inmates from Katiba prison who were executed despite the fact that they all had either pending appeals or undergoing military trials.

Hamas’s actions are “spine-chilling” and “in some cases amount to war crimes”, said Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Director.

“In the chaos of the conflict, the de facto Hamas administration granted its security forces free rein to carry out horrific abuses including against people in its custody”.

Part of the Amnesty International report

The abandoned areas of the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City “ including the outpatients’ clinic area”, were used “to detain, interrogate, torture and otherwise ill-treat suspects, even as other parts of the hospital continued to function as a medical centre”, the report also notes.

One 43-year old Fatah activist, identified only as ‘A.H.’ for protection, described being tortured for about two hours at the hospital’s outpatients wing, hands tied behind his back, blindfolded and beaten with hammer and plastic pipes.

“Suddenly I felt my whole body being hit, this time with sharp objects, which led to fractures to both my hands. They also used the sharp objects on my legs, I don’t know what they were as I was still blindfolded. Those objects caused holes of about one centimetre in both my feet.”, AH said.

At the end, his phone was thrown back to him with the words: “Here is your mobile and here is a message to relay to the intelligence service in Ramallah.”


Graduating from college does not make you Smart

Look at Obama if you can believe he is a college graduate

The Walker-Stupid, Obama-Genius Myth

Is The Black Church in Decline?

 The black church has gone silent, they have chosen “race over right,because of Obama"


by Danny Jeffrey

I have long been a staunch admirer of Ronald Reagan. That is not to say that I have agreed with him on every point that he ever made. The following Reagan quote is one such example.

“I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph, and there is purpose and worth to each and every life.” 
― Ronald Reagan

Fighting Evil by Embracing it

 So the GOP Must Embrace Evil to Survive. Really?

Stupid Government

Pulling Aside the Curtain on Stupid Government

Barack Obama Can Never Go Home

 Like Don Draper, Barack Obama Can Never Go Home

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A Classic: 545 vs. 300,000,000 People - By Charlie Reese

Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or democrat. It was written back on February 3, 1984, but you'll swear it was written yesterday. Writing such as this is called beautiful by writers such as myself, because it's brilliantly simplistic, and beautiful, brilliant, simplistic writing is timeless.
He passed away in May of 2013

545 vs. 300,000,000 People
                     -  By Charlie Reese
Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.
Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?
Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?
You and I don't propose a federal budget. The President does.
You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations.  The House of Representatives does.
You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.
You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.
You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.
One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.
I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.
I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.
Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party
What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall.  No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating  deficits. The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.
The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? John Boehner. He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want.  If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.
It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.
If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.
If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red.
If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it's because they want them in  Iraq and Afghanistan.
If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.
There are no insoluble government problems.
Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy","inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.
Those 545 people, and they  alone, are responsible.
They, and they alone, have the power.
They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.
Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees.
We should vote all of  them out of office and clean up their mess.
Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando  Sentinel  Newspaper.
What you do with this article now that you have read it is up to you. This might be funny if it weren't so  true.  Be sure to read all the way to the end:
Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table,
At which he's fed.
Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.
Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for
peanuts anyway!
Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.
Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.
Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.
Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries
Tax his tears.
Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
Taxes to pass
Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won't be done
Till he has no dough.
When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He's good and sore.
Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he's laid...
Put these words
Upon his tomb,
'Taxes drove me
to my doom...'
When he's gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax.
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Sales Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
What in the heck happened?  Can you spell 'politicians?'
I hope this goes around THE USA at least 545 times! YOU can help it get there!!!