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Well, Friday Night Guest Commentary. To be honest there are a couple sitting in my inbox as we speak. Both were sent to me as kind of “rough drafts” meaning nothing other than those that sent them did not make it clear to me that they felt it was ready to publish in their name. Since I procrastinated until tonight to notice that, I end up with neither of them approved by the original author, which means I will not post them. I have spent the better part of this evening (after returning at midnight from seeing a “Heart” Concert) further researching the claims made against the “radical czars” in last night’s article. To be honest it is very time consuming. Attempting to get a copy of Mark Lloyd’s book is proving tough, and many of the things attributed to him come from that book. The Harold Koh stuff I am searching for, even though what I thought was a minor thing for Koh, I was taken to task for and taken out of context on and thus have to research further. Overall I will attempt to get more “links”, videos, or whatever is needed. That is unless I am too busy trying to figure out new ways to intentionally mislead you all. I will post as soon as I can.

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  1. bottom line says:
  2. Hi USW

    I say, don’t worry about for right now, enjoy your weekend.

    Best to you and yours

    Judy

  3. There is an old saying from antiquity . . . “strain at a gnat and swallow a camel.”

    That is how some of the critique that you received yesterday seemed to me.

    In the face of obvious (overwhelming?) evidence of the pattern and practice and obvious intentionality of far left radicalism in so many of the leaders in this administration, some of your detractors chose to overlook the “camel” of the weight of the evidence and focus wholly on the “gnat” of a couple of points in your body of information.

    It makes balanced and reasoned debate difficult.

    Do not despair; keep up the good work.

  4. What USWep is saying is Black Flag is late handing in his homework….

    Hopefully today – though Spousal Unit Leader has me on a task today…so I can only say I’ll try to finish my piece.

    • I am absolutely not sayingthat BF. There are no deadlines here other than those I put on myself. Take your time, you aren’t getting paid to do this, LOL.

      The late on the homework person was me who waited until the last minute to prepare for Friday Night’s Commentary piece.

  5. So Spousal Unit Leader is getting family ready for this test…. (which means I am doing all the heavy work while she and the child enjoy the day shopping for supplies) 🙂

    I’ve often urged our cheery band on USWep’s site to prepare themselves for future crisis.

    Such preparedness is not just for the potential of economic turmoil, but nature herself tosses a few big ones at humanity now and again.

    In our families efforts, Mrs. Black Flag came across the site – Food Storage Made Easy. She signed up for their newsletter and have learned quite a bit from them since. It has been a great learning tool for our whole family.

    This month they are having a Seven Day Challenge where they will send out an email detailing some mock incident which you are to pretend to go through.

    The idea is to see just how prepared you are and help you determine where you could use some fine tuning. It’s also an opportunity for people to share their experiences so everyone can learn from each other.

    No plan is ever perfect, but to find the leaks and holes it is always a worth a test or two (theory of constraints in action!)

    It’s free and here’s a link to the sign-up page for anyone who’s interested. The challenge is happening in September so it could start any day now.

    http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/7day/

    ….back to work!

    • I just watched the video on how to pack the 72 hour milk jug thing. I might do that, not sure I would sign up for the actual emergency thing. We lose power out here enough that I know how that works 🙂 Also not sure how my two labs would react if they were not the total center of attention 24/7.
      Good info BF, thanks for the post.

    • Black Flag says:

      An PS:
      If I suddenly ‘blink out’ for a few days – you’ll know ‘diaster hit’ and we lost ‘electricity’… 🙂

      …now THAT will be hard! No computer!! Arrggg!

    • Ok, LOL I just ordered two wing stoves and some fuel pellets.
      I’m outta here for a while. Have a good day anyone and everyone.

    • I just checked it out – that food storage website – and I send thanks to Mrs. Flag for her intelligence in seeking things out to keep you busy enough to stay out of trouble 😉 However, on the other hand, we who live way out west do go through flash floods and power outages almost on a regular basis so we have always had contingency plans.

      That is a real good site for city folk, BF, thank you.

  6. USW;

    I believe that there was a great man somewhere in time and history that said “You can’t please all of the people all of the time”.

    I have heard the saying “Don’t sweat the petty stuff” ever since I can remember.

    So, in that light, I will give you some old fart advice; “Small minds focus on small things.” The devil is in the details, and those who cannot see the forest for the trees need to go to the Algore School of pettiness and lies if they haven’t already . . . . .

    I think I had better quit before I get a headache from all this intelligent quipiness . . . Anyway, I think you get my drift 🙂

  7. Ellen Ratner

    – FOXNews.com

    – September 04, 2009
    Obama’s Critics Need a Reality Check

    What is wrong with giving our children a sense that we are united, that we operate as one country and that we have a leader who wants to talk to them?

    During my lifetime, I have heard complaints from folks on the right that I am not patriotic because I protested the Vietnam war, questioned both Presidents Bush on the wars in Iraq and wondered if we are ruining our standing as a moral country with our renditions and interrogation methods.

    I am not a big supporter of the most of the Republican presidents that have served during my lifetime but I support our democracy.

    Having commuted to Dubai from the United States most of the last year I see how having one inherited ruler and the lack of any real “buy-in” from the populace can wreck a country. We have one president and that president is elected by the people. The majority speaks even if almost half of the country doesn’t like the choice. The president is our leader for four years. We are a UNITED states. For all these reasons, the reaction that we have seen in the past few days to the announcement that President Obama intends to address school children is quite shocking.

    In the ’50s and early ’60s when the president of the United States had something big to say or there was an event such as the first manned space launch we all gathered in the gym and watched the event together on a black and white television. No one thought it was propaganda, no one thought it was Democratic or Republican, it was American.

    It is a sorry state of affairs when a president can’t address school kids to ask that they participate in our democracy. It is the result of entrenched political wrangling on Capitol Hill when the talking points conservatives put out say that Obama is such an egotist that he is trying to brainwash the entire young generation. It is the cancer of cynicism that Obama’s critics think that he is going to enlist young school children to get Mommy and Daddy to call their member of Congress to promote his version of health care or cap-and-trade.

    What is wrong with giving our children a sense that we are united, that we operate as one country and that we have a leader who wants to talk to them? Get real, right wing and be the kind Americans that you think the left isn’t, support our president even if you disagree with his policies.

  8. Republican Congressman Calls on Jones to Resign
    The White House brushed aside mounting questions about controversial green jobs czar Van Jones Friday, as a growing number of lawmakers demand action.

    The White House brushed aside mounting questions about controversial green jobs czar Van Jones on Friday, even as congressional Republicans demanded Jones’s resignation and some prominent Democrats urged the president to fire the outspoken aide if he has not resigned before next week’s Joint Session of Congress.

    Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana became the first lawmaker to call for the resignation of President Obama’s “green jobs” adviser over new revelations about his past affiliations and statements.

    Pence said Obama should get rid of Van Jones, 40, if the adviser is unwilling to resign.

    “His extremist views and coarse rhetoric have no place in this administration or the public debate,” Pence said in a written statement released Friday.

    Pence also called on Obama to suspend appointment of additional so-called “czars” until Congress has a chance to examine the background and responsibilities of such individuals, as well as to determine the constitutionality of such appointments.

    “The Constitution of the United States vests Congress with the responsibility to advise and consent in the appointment of high ranking officials by the president,” Pence’s statement continued. “To date, President Obama has appointed more than thirty individuals to czar positions within his administration without permitting the Congress or the American people to properly examine their backgrounds or public records.”

    Senator Kit Bond R-Mo., demanded that the Senate Green Jobs and New Economy Subcommittee conduct hearings to probe Jones’s behavior and “reassure the American people that their government is safe from his divisive, incendiary and ultimately counterproductive sentiments.”

    Robert Beckel, a former special assistant to President Jimmy Carter and FOX News political analyst, was the first prominent Democrat to call on Jones to step down. “My guess is that the resignation letter is being written as we speak,” Beckel told FOX News on Friday. A veteran of nearly 200 political campaigns, Beckel said President Obama cannot afford the distractions created by Jones as the chief executive prepares to address a Joint Session of Congress on health care reform next Wednesday.

    Specifically, Beckel cited the potential, as long as Jones remains on the White House staff, for Republicans to brand Obama’s reform ideas “radical.” “Obama has been accused, during the [2008] campaign, of associating with people who were radicals — whether it’s Bill Ayers or Reverend Wright,” Beckel said, referring, respectively, to the former Weather Underground leader whom Obama came to know during the 1990s and the inflammatory preacher at Obama’s former church in Chicago. “[The president] has to do with Jones what he did with Wright, which is to cut his relationship off.”

    Jones, the founder of Green for All, which focuses on creating environmentally friendly jobs in poor areas, continues to be a focus of President Obama’s critics after video surfaced of him referring to Republicans as “assholes.” It later was revealed that he once signed a petition supporting the “9/11 truther” movement, which contends that the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks might have been allowed to happen by the Bush administration.

  9. Take it from me as a person who lives in Nevada, will do anything possible to see that Reid does not get re-elected this time around. He hasn’t done one thing for us Nevadans that we can be proud of, nothing. Like the article says, he does one thing, then turns around and does another. He has been in the senate way too long, and it’s time for him to see that we no longer want him to speak for us anymore.

    Time to go back to Searchlight from which you came, and live quietly, and just go away.

    ________________________________________________________________

    No Harry Reid – change Nevadans can believe in
    Chad Groening – OneNewsNow – 9/4/2009 5:00:00 AMBookmark and Share

    Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)A Nevada-based political action committee is raising money to help to defeat Democratic Senator Harry Reid in his re-election bid next year.

    The effort to defeat the Senate majority leader is being spearheaded by the Dump Reid Political Action Committee — which laments the fact that President Obama is not up for re-election for three more years. But nothing, says the group, would send a stronger message to the president than taking out Reid — his “quarterback” in the U.S. Senate.

    The PAC’s spokesman, Saul Anuzis, says Reid has been President Obama’s point man in Congress, often telling the citizens of Nevada one thing and then manipulating his votes and power for the liberal Democratic agenda instead of Nevada’s agenda.

    thumbs down disapproval”[Senator Reid] favors socializing medicine. He has said that he personally opposes gun control, and then allows for votes in the Senate to basically limit the Second Amendment,” says Anuzis. “As a Mormon he personally opposes abortion — and yet at the same time, he has pushed and supported all the pro-choice legislation that has gone through the Senate.”

    Perhaps as a result, Anuzis says, Reid has been taking it on the chin in polls against potential Republican challengers back home.

    “Two of the candidates are beating Harry Reid in the polls today,” he notes. “His re-elect numbers and his favorability numbers are very low compared to any incumbent. And here you have the leader of the United States Senate who is very vulnerable back at home because he’s lost touch with his constituents.”

    Anuzis is hopeful the “Dump Reid” effort will be a repeat performance of what transpired in 2004, when South Dakota Republican John Thune unseated then Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle.

  10. bottom line says:

    Official obama campaign poster:

    Mao campaign poster:

  11. OK this is cute. A friend of ours was just here doing some work in the woods. He has an 8 year old boy. I asked him if they were going to carry O’s speech at Trevor’s school. He said he thought so, but if called upon to ask what he could do for O, Trevor will answer “I think I would cut up his credit card first of all”.
    Out of the mouths of babes eh? 😉

    • Ho Willo

      That’s cute. Smart boy.

      Hope your day is going good for you.

      Judy

    • My 14 year old said he would like to help him out of office. 🙂

      • My 15 year old is chomping at the bit and can’t wait! Our Super is leaving it up to each individual teacher so he doesn’t know if he’ll get to watch it or not.

    • Richmond Spitfire says:

      Hi all,

      Heard today that our County IS NOT showing the speech.

      Best Regards,
      RS

      • Hey RS

        Haven’t heard anything about here in Nevada, well in Reno anyway, either.

        Hope your day was good.

        With regards

        Judy

      • Hey E-1….Fort Worth ISD is showing it to 7-12. No curriculum guides and an opt out if they want. Several of the suburbs at last count were not showing it. But it is left to the school boards to decide. I can live with that. Now, I want to see if the speech is politicized.

  12. I know I’m a little slow on the uptake but I didn’t think I was this dumb. See what happens when “he who controls the remote” won’t let me watch Glenn Beck? I just watched his interview from last week with David Horowitz, who is an avowed former radical and communist. His take on what is going on (that started in the 70’s) is pretty freaking scary. Here are two links to his blogs.

    http://newsrealblog.com/
    http://www.frontpagemag.com/

  13. Hey All,

    Ok, got all my chores done for the weekend, just sat down to delve into “part two” and find how we can move foward in BF’s world and instead I’m planning for an emergency with more work to do? Ha!

    Just kidding, of course – except I really am looking forward to learning more. Will also check into Mrs. Flag’s site.

    USW – you’ve received some solid advice above. The way I view this blog is that I get info here and then, do my own research to decide if I agree or not. You are not here to prove anything to me; we are all here to learn, look further to learn more and then opine. You do an amazing job as our host.

  14. Yet, another article on the ” Green Czar “.

    _______________________________________________________________

    Amid Controversy Over Obama’s Green Jobs Adviser, GOP Renews Criticism of White House Czars
    Van Jones has come under withering attacks in recent days following revelations that he called Republicans “assholes” and that he once joined the “9/11 truther” movement, which claimed that the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks may have been an inside job by the Bush administration.

    A new video has surfaced showing President Obama’s green jobs adviser suggesting that only white students commit mass school killings like Columbine as Republicans renew criticisms of the large number of so-called “czars” in the White House.

    Van Jones, the founder of Green for All, which focuses on creating environmentally friendly jobs in poor areas, has come under withering attacks in recent days following revelations that he called Republicans “assholes” and that he once signed a petition supporting the “9/11 truther” movement, which claims that the the Bush administration allowed the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to happen.

    In the latest video to surface, Jones is seen in December 2005 making controversial statements on the racial differences in school violence.

    “You’ve never seen a Columbine done by a black child. Never,” he said. “They always say, ‘We can’t believe it happened here. We can’t believe it was these suburban white kids.’ It’s only them. Now a black kid might shoot another black kid. He’s not going to shoot up the whole school.”

    Ralph Peters, a military analyst for FOX News, called Jones a “screaming nut case” who should have never gotten his administration job.

    “He needs to give Van Jones an ambassadorship to a remote Pacific island and just get him out of there,” Peters said.

    “But it’s symptomatic of the extreme leftward lurch of this administration,” he added. “It’s this farthest left administration we’ve ever had in American history. Obama makes FDR look like Barry Goldwater.”

    Senator Kit Bond R-Mo., demanded that the Senate Green Jobs and New Economy Subcommittee conduct hearings to probe Jones’s behavior and “reassure the American people that their government is safe from his divisive, incendiary and ultimately counterproductive sentiments.”

    It is the latest call for more oversight of such advisers, who are appointed by the president but don’t require congressional approval, as Cabinet members do. Past administrations have used czars, but critics say Obama is taking the practice to an unprecedented level.

    Jones, the so-called “green jobs czar,” has apologized for the first two controversies, saying his remarks on Republicans didn’t reflect the view of the Obama administration and that he didn’t carefully review the language of a petition that he signed calling for a “deeper inquiry” into the possibility that the Bush administration was involved in the terror attacks.

    But that hasn’t satisfied some critics who are calling for Obama to dump him if he won’t resign.

    “His extremist views and coarse rhetoric have no place in this administration or the public debate,” Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana said Friday, the first lawmaker to call on his resignation.

    Robert Beckel, a former special assistant to President Jimmy Carter and FOX News political analyst, was the first prominent Democrat to call on Jones to step down. “My guess is that the resignation letter is being written as we speak,” Beckel told FOX News on Friday. A veteran of nearly 200 political campaigns, Beckel said Obama cannot afford the distractions created by Jones as the chief executive prepares to address a Joint Session of Congress on health care reform next Wednesday.

    But the latest controversy has also given Republicans more ammunition to attack the number of czars in the Obama administration. By some counts, Obama has more than 30 czars managing everything from the restructuring of the domestic auto industry to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison to ending the genocide in Darfur.

    Pence called on Obama to suspend appointment of additional so-called “czars” until Congress has a chance to examine the background and responsibilities of such individuals, as well as to determine the constitutionality of such appointments.

    Jones’ full title is “special adviser for green jobs, enterprise and innovation” at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

    “Congress, Republicans and Democrats, have been asleep at the wheel on this,” Peters said. “The appointment of 30-plus czars is an attempt to short circuit the Constitution to get around Congress.

    “If Obama loves this country and respects the Constitution, he needs to knock it off with the czars and obey the Constitution,” he added.

  15. Black Flag says:

    Ludwig von Mises (1881 – 1973) said:

    “There is no means of avoiding a final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as a result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved.”

    • Hi BF

      How was your day? Glad to see you here.

      Judy

      • Great!

        Mrs. Black Flag and Precious Daughter came home with a car full of stuff!

        Retail: $1500

        Paid: $250

        I LOVE Mrs. Flag! She is a bargain hunter + 1

        And I LOVE deflation! Cash is KING!

        (for now…..)

        …now where am I going put all this stuff??

        • Hi BF

          WOW! $1500 worth of stuff for only $250, that’s great. No wonder you love her.

          Do you by any chance have a storage shed, or is that full too. Might have to rent a storage unit. Good luck in putting all you stuff away.

          Regards to you.

          Judy

  16. About three decades ago, when he was a banjo-toting stand-up comedian rather than an actor and screenwriter, Steve Martin made the jocular suggestion that crime could be radically reduced through the imposition of the death penalty for traffic violations.

    As is so often the case, government policy appears to have overtaken parody, at least in Jericho, Arkansas:

    “It was just too much, having to return to court twice on the same day to contest yet another traffic ticket, and Fire Chief Don Payne didn’t hesitate to tell the judge what he thought of the police and their speed traps. The response from cops? They shot him. Right there in court.”

    Until 1990, Jericho was patrolled by the county sheriff’s office, but otherwise blessedly free of armed tax-feeders. That changed when the town received a grant to create a police force, and the population has been suffering ever since: The badge-flashing gangsters are plucking the impoverished population bald through speed traps and other corrupt, opportunistic “enforcement” shakedowns.

    Former Jericho resident Larry Harris complains, “You can’t even buy a loaf of bread, but we’ve got seven police officers.” Harris is one of many former residents who have literally been driven from the town by police harassment.

    The attempted murder of Fire Chief Payne took place when he went to court to complain about a bogus ticket that was apparently written in retaliation for Payne’s decision to protest an earlier ticket in court.

    Although the details are sketchy, Payne ended up in a confrontation with the entire seven-officer police force, which degenerated into what was described as a “scuffle” (and is more accurately described as an act of gang violence against Payne).

    Displaying the kind of heroism that increasingly typifies our stalwart enforcers of the law, one of Payne’s assailants drew his firearm and shot the badly out-numbered victim in the hip.

    The local judge has started — belatedly — to dismiss the bogus tickets, and the town police force has been temporarily disbanded. Since that force is filling a much needed void, nothing less than its abolition will suffice.

    • Shows how some in the police force can be intimidating to others.

      BTW, hope you will tell me one of your stories tomorrow, if you get the chance and time that is. Would really love to read one.

      Going now, my son made a CD of Larry the Cable Guy’s roast on comedy central, and I want to watch it.

      Have a good night BF, and hope to see you here tomorrow.

      Take Care

      Judy.

  17. Saw this on American Thinker. Looks like Nubian might have been on to something…..

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/09/swine_flu_path_to_martial_law.html

  18. Van Jones is gone! 1 down, 30 more to go 🙂

    • Good Morning Willo and All

      Yes, it’s good that Van Jones is gone. As for the 30 more to go, that’s going to be a tough one to accomplish, but you never know.

      We’re working on ousting Reid here in Nevada in the next election, and I hope that Tarkanian who plans on running against him will win the seat.

      Have a great day.

      Judy

      • Hi Judy,

        Heard that Tarkanian name mentioned. Is this a relative of that towel chewing basketball coach Tarkanian?

        • Hi Kathy

          He’s the one who is running against Reid. Why do you ask, you not like him or what? For what I heard, he said he’s fed up with the B.S. that Reid is doing, and he does not like the way he treats his fellow Nevadans.

          Just like with that smart a$$ remark Reid made here a while back, about he can smell the tourist when they are in Las Vegas, things like that. That and how he just doesn’t like what Reid stands for.

          • No, don’t know him at all; just a basketball fan and recognized the name.

            • I think the Tarkanian we are seeing challenge Reid is the son of the Old Coach Jerry.

              • HI USW

                Not sure, all I know is, it’s a Tarkanian. Is he a real tall dark haired guy? Yea, I know, they’re all tall.

                P.S. Hope you’re having a relaxing weekend.

            • Don’t know if I’m right or not, but I heard he has a pretty hot temper. Know what Kathy, anybody will be better than Reid.

              You like basket ball huh, not me. I think it’s boring watching a bunch of guys running back and forth bouncing a ball and maybe making a basket.

              Now my sport is NASCAR. Yea I know, look they’re making a left turn. But, at least they have crashes once in awhile, where in basket ball, you don’t see two balls running into each other. LOL My guy is Tony Stewart, and I’m hoping he’ll have some luck soon and finally win a race.

      • Ray Hawkins says:

        Judy & Willo – you both disappoint me. Any time I have read either of you I have often thought you generally represent what I would think of as solid conservative viewpoints. As a left leaning moderate I feel it is important to have strong conservative voices. I also have long felt that a good leader needs to have a good supporting staff or advisers – folks with deep expertise in a discipline that is put to use to help our Country. Van Jones does not meet that simple test – and he is rightly gone. What I find disappointing in both of you is that you now see this as a “1 down 30 more to go” prospect. Rather than having discourse over the relative value that one or more advisers bring to our Country are you suggesting that as a country we are better off taking the most deeply partisan route possible? Or maybe you’ve made the rush judgment that anyone appointed by Obama is inherently bad? What exactly is it? Do I view you in the same camp as Ty who sees these advisers as b. husseins “ilk” and a bunch of “commies”? Lets pick a few – maybe George Mitchell? Paul Volcker? Richard Holbrooke? Jeffrey Crowley? I guess these are the worst of the worst eh? This notion of “1 down and 30 more to go” is precisely what creates more divisiveness – you simply give more fuel to the extreme left that assumes folks like you have no interest in bi-partisanship but would rather fight for the sake of fighting – they begin to assume that you will attack not their performance but find some wrinkle in the person’s past (maybe they farted in Church one time) and spin up the far right into a frothy mess.

        Bummer……

        • Oh come now Ray, these are our opinions, and if we can’t say what we feel or think, then there is a problem here. Look at all the people he has in his office, half of them haven’t paid their taxes, and the other half for what I see, are simply too radical for me. He’s been in office almost a year and look at the spending he has done.

          Look at all he wants to whether we the people agree with him or not. Wants to have socialized medicine, wants to take over health insurance, already has taken over auto manufactures, banks, wanting to dictate to doctors on who they can see, what surgeries they can perform, and on who, wanting to make sure what kind of medication they can pass out, and how much of, wanting to tell them that they can only perform one test per patient, and so on and son.

          He’s doing exactly what he said he was going to do, raise taxes, and I don’t believe for one minute, that it’s only for those who make less than $250,000 a year. Come Ray, do you know anybody who makes that much? I sure don’t.

          He wants to cut the military’s budget, yea, there’s a good idea. That way they can’t have what they need, especially armor for their vehicles, or for themselves. Wanting or did want to make the Vets pay for their own insurance, considering that’s what the Veterans Administration is for, for taking care of the Vets, and that what they pay into, is it not.

          I’m sorry I disappoint you Ray, but like I said, this is all my opinion, and if that’s how Willo feels to, then why are you questioning that.

          As for saying 1 down, 30 to go, well, there again, that’s our opinion. And, we’re not the only ones who feel that way, I don’t mean just the people here on this site, but it’s also people I know who feel that way. I have 2 son’s in the military, one full time National Guard, and one in the National Guard Reserves, and believe me Ray, they are not happy with Obama either. Our youngest is a former Marine, who did 2 yours in Iraq, and he’s the one who is in the Reserves, and he said he doesn’t know what would have happened if Obama was president at the time when he went in and went into Iraq. He said by him wanting to pull all troops out is the wring thing to do, let them finish their jobs, at least.

          First he says he’s going to pull them out in 16 months, now he’s changed his mind, and on top of that, he’s sending in even more to Afghanistan. So, what’s up with that.

          I like you Ray, we had some good talks before, and I’m sorry that we can’t agree with the political scene, but I guess that’s the difference in our opinions. So I think the best we can do, is agree to disagree. You have your beliefs, and I have mine. Nothing you can say, will change my mind.

          • Ray Hawkins says:

            Judy – I try to ensure my opinion is supported by fact. When you or I fail to do so then how are we any different then the so-called “Obamatrons” folks decried so much? Don’t you owe it at least to yourself that you get it right? Re-visit your post and ask yourself if you are okay with next to nothing backing up many of your opinions.

            As for your son and Iraq – I got news for you – the job will NEVER be done – that is what happens in an occupation. Ask yourself why we are still in South Korea – there are ample South Koreans and firepower to protect that border. The job isn’t done because it’ll NEVER be done – we didn’t belong in Iraq to begin with.

          • Ray Hawkins says:

            Judy – bottom line is you are entitled to your opinion – I just cringed when I realized that you probably not interested in getting it right – facts matter – and they require work to get them right.

  19. Got this off Fox. Supposedly resignation letter from Jones.

    _____________________________________________________________

    “I am resigning my post at the Council on Environmental Quality, effective today.

    On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me. They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide.

    I have been inundated with calls – from across the political spectrum – urging me to “stay and fight.”

    But I came here to fight for others, not for myself. I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past. We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future.

    It has been a great honor to serve my country and my President in this capacity. I thank everyone who has offered support and encouragement. I am proud to have been able to make a contribution to the clean energy future. I will continue to do so, in the months and years ahead.

  20. Ray Hawkins says:

    “The Harold Koh stuff I am searching for, even though what I thought was a minor thing for Koh, I was taken to task for and taken out of context on and thus have to research further. Overall I will attempt to get more “links”, videos, or whatever is needed. That is unless I am too busy trying to figure out new ways to intentionally mislead you all. I will post as soon as I can.”

    Don’t be such a sourpuss! You offered some emphatic examples of POTUS advisers and supporting evidence of why they are all so RADICAL. You offered two very specific quotes supposedly by Koh to support your charges that he is some radical. The first quote took me all of 5 minutes to find clearly conflicting evidence as to who actually uttered the quote you used. The second quote – again – 5 minutes of legwork to quickly find that this was potentially nothing more than a completely un-researched and un-corroborated accusation that has been repeated many times over without anyone bothering to make sure it is true.

    As to you feeling like I am suggesting that you are intentionally misleading people. Well – maybe you are not. But if it took me but a few mouse clicks to find something far more than reasonable doubt (e.g. actual facts) as to your attributions and quotes and supporting material then I have to wonder what’s going on? If you’re going to quote people to demonstrate something dastardly about them – take the quote from whatever source where you picked it up and dump it into a search engine and make sure you aren’t being duped. Follow the quote and see where it takes you source-wise. If I am wrong and you show my Koh dis say those things then I will my words. And it does matter – you know it is important to get it right. I applaud your column as I am certain it is hard work – but don’t cheapen it by feeling you need to fill space and offer something less than what you are capable of.

    Later,

    Ray

    • Ray Hawkins says:

      Sheesh its late: “If I am wrong and you show my Koh dis say those things then I will my words.”

      How about – If I am wrong and you show me that Koh did say those things then I will eat my words.

      Time to go read some Frank Marshall Davis.

    • My work on the “radicals” continues. I have taken your criticism Ray. And I will work to overcome it. I do stand by the statement that you took the second Koh statement as far more damaging than I took it as, but you are correct that I need to back it up better, so I am. For the record you will find the first one I am willing to retract. I couldn’t follow your link, it didn’t work, but I take you at your word that the quote was actually said by someone else. However the quote does fit with his views which I will be providing copious works of his own to substantiate. As far as filling space, that wasn’t the intent. I merely didn’t see Koh as being as radical as some of the others so I researched them more than him. As I am sure you found all the info on Van Jones and Mark Lloyd to be easily traceable. Sunstein is also a big problem for me. And Holdren simply seems to be an out there guy with some wild theories. But I am putting together a second article with more explanation.

      • Ray Hawkins says:

        Well USW – maybe I will correct myself first. Here is the quote you offered from Koh:

        “all members of the international community should recognize a set of supranational laws and institutions whose authority overrides that of any particular government.”

        First place I found that wording was here in the second paragraph:

        http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2385

        In the second paragraph under Koh the word “believes” is hyper-linked to this:

        http://pcr.hudson.org/files/publications/2008_Bradley_Symposium_Fonte_Essay.pdf

        Search on the word “supra” – you will find a passage very close to but not identical to what was in the prior link and your article. So – its possible he did say it I guess – there doesn’t appear to be any proof of it.

        Am still reading up on the others…….

        • Ray Hawkins says:

          USW – some additional on Koh – and I would like to point out the ‘danger’ in pushing false and misleading statements – not so much you – but when idiots like Hannity pick this up – he has enough of a blind following that people assume this to be true.

          Read more here: http://mediamatters.org/research/200909100040

          My conclusion is simply that the Sharia Law issue fails multiple reasoning and truth tests – it should not be relied upon to substantiate an opinion about Koh because it is impossible to validate and appears to be largely fabricated.

          I would also suggest the other statement you quoted is highly dubious to attribute to Koh – I would suggest that also be retracted and in lieu of anything else substantive to Koh you remove him from your Czar posting.

          Just my .02.

  21. Ray you listed obamas ilk as g mitchell and p volcker and totally neglected for some reason obamas majority of people he surrounds himself with, who i called as his ilk.
    obamas personell choices are mostly radicals, racists, communists,marxists and America hating types who belong to ACORN, SEIU and STORM Woods Fund The New Party Joyce Foundation and various other type groups.
    Yeah their are a few paul volker and g mitchell types appointed as cover early on and out of neccesity for experience, but since then, the majority who have his ear and thought are;
    John Holdren and E Holder Jeremiah Wright william ayres noam chomsky raoul odingo mark lloyd sotomayeur van jones rashid khalidi grorge soros emil jones michelle obama khalid al mansur frank marshall davis saul alinsky valerie jarrett louis farrakhan d axelrod fthr phlegler arne duncan hugo chavez harold koh Sommerstein and so many many other America haters first, then czars and contributers and policy shapers second. Then theres the partisan hacks who have his ear from pelosi,reid, frank and rangel.

    Normal old time liberals like robert byrd and Joseph Leiberman who usually would be full of joy for the dems having total control now cringe at these 30 + czars for their radicalism and also for their subverting of congress checks and balances with the president.

    also h l gates the race baiting racist prof who actually baited in obama Ha!
    Speaking of suckering in obama on his race passion, it gives you insight into obamas passions. Racist prof opens up obama to spew racist remarks in an open case even tampering with outcome of legal case and of course his other passion, abortion, a guy who in his very very short tenure in the senate vote present 130 times avoiding every vote he could , but his passion , partial birth and born alive legislation drew him out and he actually voted and of course for death.
    Also Joe the Plumber hit on another passion with share the wealth, obama lost about 6 pts in the polls standing up for this strongly held belief, but like a Christian cant deny christ well a marxist cant deny his belief in spreading the wealth.
    His biggest passion is his hatred of America, van jones with all his racist past and communist ties and his felonies were all overlooked because his passion of hating America matched obamas and it was definetely worth a shot to hope the press would give him a pass on this one like they always had in the past.

    these are my beliefs from the research i have done, they arent for everyone, feel free to prove to me that any of these obama associates are for America and its constitution and dont want to see its demise and i will listen. Me personally am tired of continuously giving them the benefit of the doubt and trying to over look this and that, but they keep adding up and i have no more doubt anymore.

    So my beliefs being so strongly in opposition of the radical agenda being offered by this inner circle of czars and their leader might skew me from being non partisan, i will try to put them aside and do my best to be open minded and try to see both sides. I dont want to be partisan , i really want to find solutions. I just get frustrated that ideas like the ones from newt gingrich are not even listened to by pelosi and reid, there pure partisanship frustrates me as gingrich has some pretty darn good ideas about healthcare that this country and world could use. I feel better i got this off my chest

    peace to all

    • Ray Hawkins says:

      Ty – wow – you’re like a rubber bouncing ball – literally all over the place. Using gross generalizations will score you no points with me or most other people – try using a sharper pencil instead of a wide paint brush.

      As for Newt? I suggest you research him a bit more – maybe his ethical lapses, his philandering, how he treated his first wife (and kids) when she had cancer. Shine the light both ways Ty – you may learn something.

      • I dont want newt marrying healthcare, just implementing some really good solutions

        • Ray Hawkins says:

          But Ty – you seem pretty hung up on ethics and the company people keep don’t you? Why does that apply to anyone that is Democrat and not Republican? Newt is a first class scumbag – one of the most deeply partisan strongarmed Speaker’s we’ve ever hadd (right up there with Delay or Pelosi).

  22. I think i am going to use that argument next time. since political leader X is a bad husband, than his ideas cant be good. Does it work for past leaders as well, since bill clinton was a bad husband his ideas were all bad and everything he accomplished was wrong, is that what you mean by shining the light both ways Ray?

    • Ray Hawkins says:

      Think deeper Ty – once you further develop your reasoning you’ll understand what I mean. Don’t be so quick to give Newt a free pass if you have not studied this guy’s past and really understand him. FTR – President Clinton gets no free pass from me – what he did was a black mark on the Presidency. That is what I mean about always applying the same level of skepticism Ty.

      • Newt might have been a bad husband, but his ideas for America are rooted in a strong love for his country. On the other hand the ideas of the van jones,william ayres,b obamas,rashid khalidis and jeremiah wright are rooted in a deep hatred of America and the need to fundamentally change the USA as we know it. Just about every politician out there has ethics problems, so its not so much the ethics i cant overlook.
        Its the intentions for this counrty that obamas czars and obama and his puppet masters have that i cant overlook. THere ideas arent healthy for a Republic or a Democracy. They all seem to want a revolution- A revolution to change America.

  23. I LIKE NEWT’S IDEAS FOR THE COUNTRY. MICHAEL STEELE GOP CHAIRMAN ALSO DOES QUITE WELL. ALL THE CZARS MOST NOT VETTED, BUT NOBODY VETTED OBAMA, GUESS ALL THOUGHT HERE IS A NICE APPEARING BLACK AMERICAN WITH A BIG SMILE, LETS GIVE IT TO HIM, NOBODY WILL CARE. I AM A VETERAN OF WW2, U.S. MARINE CORPS. FEMALE AND HE IS DESTROYING THIS COUNTRY, WITH THE HELP OF THE UNVETTER CZARS, REV.WRIGHT WHO VISITS OFTEN, HIS WIFE WHO HAS ENABLED HIM IN HIS RADICAL IDEAS AND ALL THE REST AYERS ETC AND NOW MORE COMING TO LIGHT. THE ACORN VIDEO, CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD THE GOVERNMENT, GUESS HE LEARNED IT THERE FROM THE RED HEADED BROTHERS, TRYING TO SET UP A BROTHEL WITH 13 YEAR OLD GIRLS TO SERVICE AMERICANS, GREAT, WE ARE WELL KNOWN FOR OUR WILD SEXUAL FANTASIES, WITH THE COMMERCIALS ON THE AIR MANY, MANY DAILY I GET SICK OF CIALIS, VIAGARA AND THE OTHER, CANT WE IN AMERICA FIND SOME CHRISTIAN IDEAS INSTEAD OF SEX,SEX,SEX, GREAT WITH A PROPERLY MARRIED COUPLE, BUT LETS FACE IT GOD IS LOSING PATIENCE WITH AMERICANS AND HE IS IN CHARGE OF WIND AND WAVES, MAYBE HE IS TRYING TO SHAKE THE AMERICAS WITH A LITTLE BIT OF TRUTH AND MAYBE IF WE REPENT OF ALL OUR MANY SINS, HE JUST MIGHT LOWER HIS HUGE HAND BACK OVER US AND SAVE US FROM MANY MORE PROBLEMS. MY BIBLE SAYS HE KNOWS ALL PRESIDENTS, CHANCELLORS, KINGS ETC. I HOPE, IF HE PUT OBAMA HERE,HE WILL BE KING ENOUGH TO TAKE THE LYING MUSLIM PRESIDENT AWAY. I HOPE I HAVNT VIOLATED ANYBODYS PRINCIPLES, THIS IS MY OPINION, I AM OLD ENOUGH TO HAVE A VALID OPINION, 85, AND I AM HOPING THE FEDERAL RESERVE WILL BE AUDITED, JUST TO SEE HOW MANY OF THE TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS WERE SENT TO OBAMAS BUDDIES, FRIENDS, REV.WRIGHT OR MAYBE MICHELLES FRIENDS, ALL WILL BE MILLIONAIRES WITH YOUR TAXPAYER DOLLARS. I AM POOR, DISABLED, HAVE LITTLE TO PAY WITH, SO MAYBE THEY WILL JUST KILL ME AS I AM OLD!!!!!!!!!!!!

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