Wednesday, December 2, 2009


This is my most important post on this blog. I start with an article sent to me by a Rabbi who disagrees with what the Swiss have done. I responded to the rabbi and also sent him a note sent to me by Mike Evans, founder of the Jerusalem Prayer Team.

Can we blame the Swiss?

On Sunday, Swiss voters supported a referendum proposal to ban the building of minarets in their country. Official results show more than 57 percent of voters and 22 out of 26 cantons - or provinces - voted in favor of the ban. Building more minarets - in addition to the four existing ones - was seen by many Swiss as a sign of Islamization of their free country. The government opposed the ban, saying it would harm Switzerland's image, particularly in the Muslim world.
In this part of the article was a poster showing a woman wearing a burka against a background of a Swiss flag with minarets resembling missiles.

Several points must be raised in relation to this issue:
1.Can Muslims blame the Swiss people for being afraid of Islamization in their country? No, especially while the entire world sees the inhumane applications of Islamic law (Shari'a) wherever it is implemented. It should come as no surprise that the Swiss people don't want a system that even today practices discrimination against women, gays and minorities in the name of religion. The vivid images of stoning women and hanging gays in the Muslim world should make any sane individual inclined not to allow such an intolerant system to grow in his country under the banner of freedom of religion.
2. The Swiss people who rejected building minarets may be sending a message that their tolerance did not change the Muslim world and is not reciprocated. For several decades Muslims have been allowed to build mosques in Europe, wear their traditional symbols such as the hijab, and preach Islam to non-Muslims. Despite such high levels of tolerance in the West, non-Muslims are not permitted to practice similar rights in several parts of the Islamic world. Preaching Christianity is criminalized in a number of Muslim countries. Furthermore, non-Muslims are not permitted to have their holy books or to build their religious temples in many Shari'a-controlled areas. This lack of reciprocity of Western tolerance will naturally make many Westerners feel that showing tolerance to Muslims is not effective.
3. It seems strange that Muslims would insist on building minarets for mosques in Switzerland while thousands of mosques exist inside the Muslim world without minarets. The minarets are seen by many as representing the superiority of Islam, especially when they are taller than the churches; this sheds some light on the hidden intentions of Muslims who insist on building minarets in the heart of Europe. It is important that Muslims in Switzerland explain why they insist on using such historical symbols of Muslim superiority when it is neither mentioned in the Koran nor considered vital to building a mosque.
4. It seems too hypocritical that Muslims demand minarets in Europe while many non-Muslims in the Muslim world are denied basic and fundamental religious rights.
The more important problem Muslims in Switzerland should address is the lack of basic religious rights for non-Muslim minorities, not these unnecessary minarets.
The writer is an Islamic thinker and reformer, and one-time Islamic extremist from Egypt. He was a member of a terrorist Islamic organization JI with Dr. Ayman Al-Zawaherri, who later became the second in command of al-Qaida. He is currently a senior fellow and chairman of the study of Islamic radicalism at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.

To Rabbi Jeff Salkin,

Thank you for sending the link to the above article. Maybe I'm confused about the content of this article on the minarets, but it doesn't translate to a different point of view for is my point of view.

Jeff, as a rabbi, you may see Islam as a religion and therefore entitled to every privilege accorded other religions, but I cannot view it that way because:

1. Islam promotes and condones the worst kind of violence against "infidels" and against their own kind who fail to live up to their rigid precepts--women particularly.

2. It is more than a religion--it is a political movement aimed at taking over the world, and doing so by whatever means necessary--with nuclear weapons at worst, with overpopulation and intimidation at best.

3. Islam endangers western civilization as we know it and wants to bring us back to a 7th century world. And that isn't confined to what you refer to as radical Islam. It is all of Islam. It's part of their religious obligation to convert the world to Islam by whatever means necessary.

4. Passive reactions in Europe are proving to be its undoing. Now anti-Semitism is peaking once again while Europeans are fearfully appeasing the Muslim hatred for Jews. Why now? Because Europeans are living in fear among a vast Muslim population that is driving them out of their own cities.

5. I know how much you disdain the Nazi metaphor, but it fits. Ignoring the problem doesn't make it go away. It festers and grows until it can send innocent people to their deaths in gas chambers without objection. And even those who know its wrong no longer have power to stop it.

6. I believe we're on the verge of massive terrorist acts in our country, and this time it will come from our own home grown Muslims who will carry out their religious mandate--to kill us. Wherever large groups congregate, they will be at risk of a bomb in a bag or a suitcase. Subways, sports events, shopping malls during easily they can carry it out. And we can't profile because that is politically incorrect. Political correctness will be our undoing. Where do I get this notion? From Aviv Juval, the very same Israeli who warned the White House that we will be hit by planes going into high buildings, and that warning was made one month before 9-11. He recently predicted the London subway bombings. Israel plays to win, to survive. We could learn a lot from them but our intelligence gathering is so hampered by pollyannas and political correctness.

Grim, isn't it? But it's the way I see it. I wish more people had seen this scourge earlier and not allowed the massive Muslim infiltration in Europe, and now here. It's too late for Europe, but we still have time. So--I feel compelled to speak for the safety of a country I love more than political correctness.

Every religion does not deserve the same respect. The cults: David Koresh, Jim Jones, etc. were clearly driven by religious fanaticism. Islam is even worse.

Now, I made the statement that Islam is even worse. Read the letter I received from Mike Evans as follows:

From Mike Evans the founder of the Jerusalem Prayer Team

Dear Barbara,

In defiance of efforts by America and most of the civilized world, the government of Iran has announced that not only will it continue its nuclear program--it is going to expand it. The public statement that Iran will build an additional ten uranium enrichment plants is a grave threat to the future survival of Israel...and America as well.

Rather than placing this enriched uranium in traditional nuclear missiles, which can easily be traced back to their source, Iran is likely to distribute this material through the terrorist networks it sponsors--Hamas and Hezbollah--and urge them to use it as so-called "dirty bombs" against civilian populations in Israel and America.

To the radical Islamic extremists running Iran, the death of hundreds of thousands of innocents is a small price to pay for uniting the world under sharia law and Islamic rule. There is no question that they will use their nuclear program for military purposes. I have been briefed by top Israeli and American intelligence and military experts on this subject, and I can tell you today that they are very worried by this threat.

That means we must do more than ever to speak out and warn of this threat, as well as doing all that we can to help the Jewish people who are directly in the line of fire.

Think of what the world is facing. We must be vigilant and cannot allow our president who seems to favorable to the Muslims to lull us into the pollyanna mentality that can surely destroy us.

Thank you for reading this post. It is one of my most important messages to you.

Monday, November 23, 2009


Below is a message I sent to a chat friend who wanted to know my views on Obama. And if you scroll down, you'll see what I said followed by my friend's response:

Barack Obama is failing. And failing everywhere: foreign policy, domestic initiatives, and most importantly, in forging connections with the American people. He is failing because he has no understanding of the American people, and may indeed loathe them. He is failing because he has lost control of his message, and is overexposed. Obama is failing because fundamentally his intellectual dishonesty is conspicuous by its audacity and lack of shame. Personally, I don't believe he is an American in his views or his history. I see parallels to Hitler with his rise to power, his ridicule of the right, his effort to quell dissent and even having little kids singing songs about him. Scary.

Obama has a self-narrative, much of it fabricated, cleverly disguised or written by someone else. But this self-narrative is isolated and doesn't connect with us. He doesn't have an American narrative that draws upon the rest of us. All successful presidents have a narrative about the American character that intersects with their own where they display a command of history and reveal an authenticity at the core of their personality that resonates in a positive endearing way with the majority of Americans. But not this president. It's not so much that he's a phony, knows nothing about economics, and is historically illiterate and woefully small minded for the size of the task--all contributory of course. It's that he's not one of us. And whatever he is, his profile is fuzzy and devoid of content, like a cardboard cutout. Moreover, he doesn't command our respect and is unable to appeal to our own common sense. His notions of right and wrong are repugnant and how things work just don't add up. His descriptions of the world we live in don't make sense and don't correspond with our experience.

HI peach,

I could not have expressed my views any better than you did. I do not think bama even cares about the American people. I would just like to see his birth certificate. Well, if he does not destroy our country or run us into bankruptcy we only have 3 more years. I really feel he is a Muslim with a Marcist agenda.
Have a great Thanksgiving what ever you are doing.


Sunday, November 1, 2009


I've been posting on the current political climate for the past several months. Whether or not its had much of an effect remains an unanswered question. I've been so disheartened with the Obama administration and the ferocity with which they've moved to expand the federal government and take over our country: private enterprise, the environment, and especially health care.

Presently, there are three important races: the race for Governor in Virginia, the race for Governor in New Jersey, and the race for Congress in New York state. As of today, it looks as if two of those three races will go Republican, and the NJ race is now in a dead heat. People are waking up. They now know Obama told them a lot of lies during his campaign to be President. If you have any doubts about his lies, you need to watch this video:

He is moving rapidly to the extreme left, a place where only 20% of the population are in their ideology. I predict Obama will not serve a second term if he continues in this direction.

I am hopeful that our country will be able to overcome the damage when Obama is no longer in office, assuming we can also get rid of Nancy Pelosi,Harry Reid, Barney Frank and Chris Dodd.

In that regard, the Republicans have to make certain commitments:

1. They have to enlarge their tent to make room for moderates, and that includes so many young people and women who are pro-choice.

2. They have to choose candidates who have a real presence and can attract the younger generation who are becoming increasingly active.

3. They have to stop all the voter fraud that has now become so widespread because of ACORN and SEIU, the union, two groups that employ the same thug tactics as were shown during the Caucuses of the Obama primary.

4. There has to be strong enforcement of our immigration laws, something George W. Bush failed to do.

For the next several months I will be writing my novel: HE'S NOT TOO YOUNG FOR YOU.

I've decided to post on more varied topics (other than politics) for a while, so stay tuned and see what I have to say.

Friday, October 9, 2009


Obama never has to worry about success or failure--he travels on race and rhetoric.

He is the hope and change for Muslims and Europeans. The Muslims want to spread their dark age ideology all over the globe. Europe is overrun with them. They now want to take over our country. Obama will facilitate their takeover and has already signed an executive order to finance the migration of Hamas and other Muslims to this country with HB 1388.

Europe has an ideology of redistributing the wealth from those who work and create to the indolent who live on the dole. Europe can't even finance a military to defend itself. Now Obama comes along and wants to do the same thing here. So, of course he wins the Nobel Peace Prize. We know it's a joke. After all, didn't our worst president win it--Carter. And now the man who will give Carter a reprieve from being the worst to the next to worst president comes along and wins the prize.

What a tragedy for our country that we have to endure Obama, this man of destruction who is actually the best friend the Muslims ever had. I fear for the survival of Israel.

Monday, September 28, 2009


Sometimes we have to vent. I have seen a real change in the way people interact since the Obama campaign began. I thought hostility was at an all time high when George W. Bush was president, but that can't compare to what is happening now. Not only is our country polarized into two factions, those for Obama and those against him, but estrangements between friends and families is on the rise. These rifts are not being caused for the usual reasons: divorce, in-law problems, inheritance, money, etc. They're occurring because people are so entrenched in their political beliefs, particularly those who support Obama, that they are unwilling to hear any dissenting views. I mean they actually get furious if someone, a friend or family member, sends them e-mails containing opinions or articles that take issue with the Obama party line.

Here's one example that I learned about from a friend. Several months ago, she sent a family member, who calls herself a journalist, information that Obama signed an executive order granting Palestinians from Gaza the right to come to this country, to travel here and to stay here, and $20 million dollars was allocated to start the migration. These are people who could very well be Hamas terrorists, but that did nothing to stop Obama from signing the order. The "journalist" fired back an e-mail telling her it was a hoax according to Snopes. But, in fact, it was not a hoax as proven by the citation of the executive order now published in the Federal Register. Here's the e-mail she sent that discredits Snopes:

You just spent $20,000,000+ to move members/supporters of Hamas, a
terrorist organization, to the United States ; housing, food, the whole


Whether you are an Obama fan, or not, EVERYONE IN THE U. S. needs to

Something happened.... H.R. 1388 was passed, behind our backs. You may want to read about it.. It wasn't mentioned on the news...just went by on the ticker tape at the bottom of the CNN screen.

Obama funds $20M in tax payer dollars to immigrate Hamas Refugees to the USA. This is the news that didn't make the headlines... By executive order, President Barack Obama has ordered the expenditure of $20.3 million in "migration assistance" to the Palestinian refugees and "conflict victims" in Gaza.

The "presidential determination", which allows hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with possible ties to Hamas to resettle in the United States,was signed and appears in the Federal Register.

Few on Capitol Hill, or in the media, took note that the order provides a free ticket replete with housing and food allowances to individuals who have displayed their overwhelming support to the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas)in the parliamentary election of January 2006.

Let's review....itemized list of some of Barack Obama's most recent actions since his inauguration:

His first call to any head of state, as president, was to Mahmoud Abbas, leader of Fatah party in the Palestinian territory.

His first one-on-one television interview with any news organization was with Al Arabia television.

His first executive order was to fund/facilitate abortion(s) not just here within the U.S., but within the world, using U. S. tax payer funds.

He ordered Guantanamo Bay Bay closed and all military trials of detainees halted.

He ordered overseas CIA interrogation centers closed.

He withdrew all charges against the masterminds behind the USS Cole and the "terror attack" on 9/11.

Now we learn that he is allowing hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refuges to move to, and live in, the US at American taxpayer expense.

These important, and insightful, issues are being "lost" in the blinding bail-outs and "stimulation" packages.

Doubtful? To verify this for yourself:www.the


WE are losing this country at a rapid pace.

Above is the e-mail my friend forwarded to her "journalist" relative with a short note reminding her that HB1388 was not a hoax as Snopes reported. She said, "There is a lag time between the signing of a presidential order and the time it gets into the Federal Register. Snopes--wrong again," based on a prior incorrect call by Snopes that an item not favorable to Obama was labeled a hoax. Her relative told her to stop sending anything political and called her a "bully" for sending her the correction.

After that exchange, her relative removed her as a friend on Facebook, an obvious rebuff that was hurtful. "I guess I have to assume that she and I are estranged, and what is most shocking is the fact that she is a reporter. How she can call herself a journalist is beyond me."

I am seeing this kind of attitude on our mainstream media. The "journalist is in good company. The left wing media: NBC, MSNBC, the NYT, the Washington Post, and the LA Times never reported either the ACORN story or the Van Jones story until it was covered on FOX and the evidence of corruption was irrefutable.

What I am hearing from so many others is the same kind of reaction from the friends and family members who support Obama. This is scary. It's sad, depressing and dangerous for our country.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Why would a President of the United States allow an investigation into the CIA interrogations with all the risks attendant to it? We are a country with vicious enemies: Islamic Fascists, Al Quaeda, Iran, No. Korea, and Venezuela (Chavez), and Russia is not exactly our friend, nor is China.

Now look at our allies: Europe is powerless, overrrun with Muslims, Africa is corrupt, and Israel is fighting for its life. And what are we doing: undermining our CIA, our intelligence community, making it impossible for intelligence communities from allied nations to exchange information with us because we can't be trusted to safeguard the identity of their agents.

Why would anyone go to work for the CIA and put their lives in jeopardy for so little compensation and have the added risk of being outed by their very own government? Oh, and yet another danger, the possibility of being criminally prosecuted for doing their job from a prosecutor who has forgotten the 9-11 attack and what it did to our country?

And now, Obama removes missile defense from our allies, Poland and the Czhek Republic, and he does it on the day of the 1939 Nazi invasion of Poland. This was a real gift to Russia who wants desperately to reassemble the Soviet Union.

When the campaign was going on, I said, Obama, is a narcissistic neophyte, too inexperienced to govern this country. How right I was!!!

It begs the question: whose side is Obama on?

Saturday, September 5, 2009


The American people are weary of this man in the White House and all the lies and distortions that flow from his silken tongue. We are moving toward a mini revolution because of the abuse coming from the WH and the leftists who are controlling everything, Pelosi, Reid, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd and the like.

The American people do want health care reform but not a government takeover shoved down the throats of thinking people who are actually looking at the details of the bill that was put forth by the House.

We are not going to have our rights trampled on, the right to choose and the right to privacy. Both are guaranteed under our great Constitution. Unfortunately, appointing czars to run our government in order to bypass FBI clearance and Senate confirmation is the sign of a dictator, a widespread practice of repressive regimes.

Is that what we have become under Obama?

This is the health care reform Americans want:

Tort Reform: either put a cap on medical malpractice jury verdicts, or make the loser pay court costs and attorney’s fees to stop frivolous law suits, or have these cases decided by Administrative Judges who specialize in this complex area of the law.

Have interstate competition for health care insurance so that people can get a better price. Right now the insurers are able to charge anything they want. The states are responsible for this.

Pharmaceutical companies should not be exempt from anti-trust laws. Right now Americans are paying more for our drugs than anywhere else in the world because pharmaceutical companies sell their products for less elsewhere and overcharge us to pay for all their advertising and (they say for research and development.)

Make health insurance portable so that when someone moves to another job or another state they can take their insurance with them.

Make it a law, no insurers can deny coverage for anyone with pre-existing condition.
Give a tax credit to employers who give medical insurance coverage for their employees.

On the matter of illegals, eliminate welfare benefits and Medicaid to them. Also fence our border with Mexico and deport illegal aliens especially those who are committing crimes. And make it a crime to hire an illegal alien. They’ll leave on their own steam if they can’t get a job so they can send their money home to Mexico while crowding our emergency rooms and our jails.

If the knuckleheads in Congress and the Senate can do this, a vast majority of the American people will cheer, and the legislators can retain what they have--their power.

It’s a win/win.

Sunday, August 30, 2009


It's time to vote Democrats out of office wherever possible. They want to impose a health care bill on us that they refuse to adhere to themselves. That should speak volumes about their concern for the people they represent. Face it, they don't deserve to represent us anymore. They've proven themselves to be hypocrites and power hungry narcissists. Get rid of them. I wish we could vote them all out, and set up a threshhold for anyone who wants to serve, namely that they must become a part of the social security system and any health care plan they impose on us.

Monday, August 10, 2009




Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists and Obama supporters, et al:

We have stuck together since the late 1950's, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has run its course. Our two ideological sides will never agree on what is right so let's just end it on friendly terms. We can smile and chalk it up to irreconcilable
differences and go our separate ways.

Here is a model separation agreement:
Our two groups can equitably divide up the country by land mass, each taking a portion. That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that, it should be relatively easy! Our respective representatives can effortlessly divide other assets since both sides have such distinct and disparate tastes.

We don't like redistributing taxes so you can keep them. You are welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU. Since you hate guns and war, we'll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA and the military. You can keep Oprah, Michael Moore and Rosie O'Donnell. (You'll be responsible for finding a bio-diesel vehicle big enough to move all three of them.)

We'll keep the capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies (??maybe), Wal-Mart and Wall Street. You can have your beloved homeless,homeboys, hippies and illegal aliens. We'll keep the hot Alaskan hockey moms, greedy CEO's and rednecks. We'll keep the Bibles, the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and give you ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC and Hollywood.

You can make nice with Iran and Palestine and we'll retain the right to invade and hammer places that threaten us. You can have the peaceniks and war protesters. When our allies or our way of life are under assault, we'll help provide security.

We'll keep our Judeo-Christian values. You are welcome to Islam, Scientology, Humanism and Shirley McClain. You can also have the UN, but we will no longer be paying the bill.

We'll keep the SUVs, pickup trucks and oversized luxury cars. You can take every Subaru station wagon you can find.

You can give everyone healthcare if you can find any practicing doctors. We'll continue to believe healthcare is a luxury and not a right. We'll keep "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" and the "National Anthem". I'm sure you'll be happy to substitute "Imagine", "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing", "Kum Ba Ya" or "We Are the World".

We'll practice trickle down economics and you can give trickle up poverty your best shot. Since it often so offends you, we'll keep our history, our name and our flag.

Would you agree to this? If so, please pass it along to other like minded liberal and conservative patriots and if you do not agree, just hit delete. In the spirit of friendly parting, I'll bet you ANWAR which one of us will need whose help in 15 years..


John J. Wall
Law Student and an American

P.S. Also, please take Barbara Streisand & Jane Fonda with you.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


This letter is from Dr. Zane Pollard. He operates at Children’s Health Care of Atlanta. Google him, he has a very impressive CV.


I have been sitting quietly on the sidelines watching all of this national debate on healthcare. It is time for me to bring some clarity to the table, and, as your friend, by explaining many of the problems from the aspect of a doctor.

First off the government has involved very few of us physicians in the healthcare debate. While the American Medical Association has come out in favor of the plan, it is vital to remember that the AMA represents only 17% of the American physician workforce.

I have taken care of Medicaid patients for 35 years while representing the only pediatric ophthalmology group left in Atlanta,Georgia that accepts Medicaid. Why is this? For example,in the past 6 months I have cared for three young children on Medicaid who had corneal ulcers. This is a potentially blinding situation because if the cornea perforates from the infection,almost surely blindness will occur. In all three cases the antibiotic needed for the eradication of the infection was not on the approved Medicaid list. Each time I was told to fax Medicaid for the approval forms which I did. Within 48 hours the form came back to me which was mailed in immediately via fax, and I was told that I would have my answer in 10 days. Of course by then each child would have been blind in the eye. Each time the request came back denied. All three times I personally provided the antibiotic for each patient which was not on the Medicaid approved list. Get the point—rationing of care.
for over 1000 children born with congenital cataracts. In older children and in adults the vision is rehabilitated with an intraocular lens. In newborns we use contact lenses which are very expensive. It takes Medicaid over one year to approve a contact lens post cataract surgery. By that time a successful anatomical operation is wasted as the child will be close to blind from a lack of focusing for so long a period of time. Again extreme rationing. Solution- I have a foundation here in Atlanta supported 100% by private funds which supplies all of these contact lenses for my Medicaid and illegal immigrants children for free. Again waiting for the government would be disastrous.

Last week I had a lady bring her child to me.They are Americans but live in Sweden as the father has a job with a big corporation. The child had the on set of double vision 3 months ago and has been unable to function normally because of this. They are people of means but are waiting 8 months to see the ophthalmologist in Sweden . Then if the child needed surgery they would be put on a 6 month waiting list. She called me and I saw her that day. It turned out that the child had accommodative esotropia (crossing of the eyes treated with glasses that correct for farsightedness) and responded to glasses within 4 days , no surgery was needed. Again rationing of care.

Last month I operated on a 70 year old lady with double vision present for 3 years. She responded quite nicely to her surgery and now is symptom free. I also operated on a 69 year old judge with vertical double vision. His surgery went very well and now he is happy as a lark. I have been told that these 2 people because of their age would have been denied surgery and just told to wear a patch over one eye to alleviate the symptoms of double vision if Obama's plan was passed. Obviously cheaper than surgery.

I spent two year in the US Navy during the Viet Nam war and was well treated by the military. But there was tremendous rationing of care and we were told specificially what things the military personnel and their dependents could have and which things they could not have. While in Viet Nam , my wife Nancy got sick and got essentially no care at the Naval Hospital in Oakland, California . She went home and went to her family’s private internist in Beverly Hills. While it was expensive, she received an immediate work up. Again rationing of care.

For those of you who are over 65, this bill in its present form might be lethal for you. People in England over 59 cannot receive stents for their coronary arteries. The government wants to mimic the British plan. For those of you younger,it will still mean restriction of the care that you and your children receive.

While 99% of physicians went into medicine because of the love of medicine and the challenge of helping our fellow man, economics are still important. My rent goes up 2% each year and the salaries of my employees goes up 2% each year. Twenty years ago ophthalmologists were paid $1800 for a cataract urgery and today $500. This is a 73% decrease in our fees. I do not know of many jobs in America that have seen this lowering of fees.

But there is more to the story than just the lower fees. When I came to Atlanta there was a well known ophthalmologist that charged $2500 for a cataract surgery as he felt he was the best. He had a terrific reputation and in fact I had my mother’s bilateral cataracts operated on by him with a wonderful result. She is now 94 and has 20/20 vision in both eyes. People would pay his $2500 fee. However then the government came in and said that any doctor that does medicare work can not accept more than the going rate(now $500)or he or she would be severely fined. This put an end to his charging $2500. The government said it was illegal to accept more than the government allowed rate. What I am driving at is that those of you well off will not be able to go to the head of the line under this new healthcare plan just because you have money as no physician will be willing to go against the law to treat you.

I am a pediatric ophthalmologist and trained for 10 years post college to become a pediatric ophthalmologist (add two years of my service in the Navy and that comes to 12 years). A neurosurgeon spends 14 years pos college and if he or she has to do the military that would be 16 years. I am not entitled to make what a neurosurgeon makes but the new plan calls for all physicians to make the same amount of payment. I assure you that medical students will not go into neurosurgery and we will have a tremendous shortage of neurosurgeons. Already the top neurosurgeon at my hospital who is in good health and only 52 years old has just quit because he can’t stand working with the government anymore. Forty-nine percent of children under the age of 16 in the state of Georgia are on medicaid so he felt he just could not stand working with the beaurocracy anymore.

We are being lied to about the uninsured. They are getting care. I operate on at least 2 illegal immigrants each month who pay me nothing and the children’s hospital at which I operate charges them nothing also. This is true not only in Atlanta, but in every community in America.

The bottom line is that I urge all of you to contact your congresswomen and congressmen and senators to defeat this bill. I promise you that you will not like rationing of your own health.

Furthermore, how can you trust a physician that works under these conditions knowing that he is controlled by the state. I certainly could not trust any doctor that would work under these draconian conditions.

One last thing, with this new healthcare plan there will be a tremendous shortage of physicians. It has been estimated that approximately 5% of the current physician work force will quit under this new system. Also it is estimated that another 5% shortage will occur because of decreased men and women wanting to go into medicine....

Zane Pollard, MD

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


I'm not the only one who sees these ominous signs that are happening before our eyes. I know, you are probably going to say I'm paranoid, wacko or worse, but, I too, like the writer of this article set forth below, have a good knowledge of history. Remember, "He who ignores history is condemned to repeat it." We still have time to stop this march to socialism. If enough of us speak up, we can prevent the takeover by a government that has consistently failed to prevent toxic food, toxic water, toxic drugs, toxic toys, deteriorating infrastructure, corruption and wasteful spending by both Republican and Democratic members of Congress.

All the while, China is on the move securing for themselves exclusive rights to natural resources that we need to be preeminent in a world that wants to destroy us. Islam is hellbent on converting the world to their religion or killing those who refuse to convert. Nuclear weapons remain and continue to proliferate in the hands of maniacal dictators. And now we have our own Chamberlain, appeasing these rogue leaders including Ahmahdinijhad, Hugo Chavez and so many others who our President coddles with appeasing language while he scolds and threatens Israel. Wow! I am really worried about the cheers and swooning at the Obama rock concerts. I am not going to be silenced. There's too much at stake even if many of you don't think so.

Or, is it just that you have to have all these government hand outs even at the expense of losing what made this country great? What is happening to the American spirit? Surely, it's still there. I hope so.

One more point: Both the President and the members of Congress exempted themselves from all of the various health care plans being proposed. If that doesn't raise questions in your mind, I would have to say you have closed your minds, and that spells real trouble.

Now read Ms. Geller's article:

I am a student of history. Professionally, I have written 15 books in six languages, and have studied history all my life. I think there is something monumentally large afoot, and I do not believe it is just a banking crisis, or a mortgage crisis, or a credit crisis. Yes, these exist but they are merely single facets on a very large gemstone that is only now coming into a sharper focus.

Something of historic proportions is happening. I can sense it because I know how it feels, smells, what it looks like, and how people react to it. Yes, a perfect storm may be brewing, but there is something happening within our country that has been evolving for about 10 - 15 years. The pace has dramatically quickened in the past two.

We demanded and then codified into law the requirement that our banks make massive loans to people whom we knew could never pay back? Why? We learned recently that the Federal Reserve, which has little or no real oversight by anyone, has "loaned" two trillion dollars (that is $2,000,000,000,000) over the past few months, but will not tell us to whom or why or disclose the terms. That is our money. Yours and mine. And that is three times the $700B we all argued about so strenuously just this past September.

Who has this money? Why do they have it? Why are the terms unavailable to us? Who asked for it? Who authorized it? I thought this was a government of "We the People," who loaned our powers to our elected leaders. Apparently not.

We have spent two or more decades intentionally de-industrializing our economy. Why?

We have intentionally dumbed down our schools, ignored our history, and no longer teach our founding documents, why we are exceptional, and why we are worth preserving. Students by and large cannot write, think critically, read, or articulate. Parents are not revolting, teachers are not picketing, school boards continue to back mediocrity. Why?

We have now established the precedent of protesting every close election (now violently in California over a proposition that is so controversial that it wants marriage to remain between one man and one woman. Did you ever think such a thing possible just a decade ago?). We have corrupted our sacred political process by allowing unelected judges to write laws that radically change our way of life, and then mainstream Marxist groups like ACORN and others to turn our voting system into a banana republic. To what purpose?

Now our mortgage industry is collapsing, housing prices are in free fall, major industries are failing, our banking system is on the verge of collapse, Social Security is nearly bankrupt, as is Medicare and our entire government. Our education system is worse than a joke (I teach college and know precisely what I am talking about.) The list is staggering in its length, breadth, and depth. It is potentially 1929 x 10. And we are at war with an enemy we cannot name for fear of offending people of the same religion who cannot wait to slit the throats of your children if they have the opportunity to do so.

And now we have elected a man no one knows anything about, who has never run so much as a Dairy Queen, let alone a town as big as Wasilla, Alaska. All of his associations and alliances are with real radicals in their chosen fields of employment, and everything we learn about him, drip by drip, is unsettling if not downright scary (Surely you have heard him speak about his idea to create and fund a mandatory civilian defense force stronger than our military for use inside our borders? No? Oh, of course. The media would never play that for you over and over and then demand he answer it. Sarah Palin's pregnant daughter and $150,000 wardrobe is more important.)

Mr.. Obama's winning platform can be boiled down to one word: Change...radical change. Why?

I have never been so afraid for my country and for my children as I am now. This man campaigned on bringing people together, something he has never, ever done in his professional life. In my assessment, Obama will divide us along philosophical lines, push us apart, and then try to realign the pieces into a new and different power structure. Change is indeed coming. And when it comes, you will never see the same nation again.

And that is only the beginning.

I thought I would never be able to experience what the ordinary, moral German felt in the mid-1930s. In those times, the savior was a former smooth-talking rabble-rouser from the streets, about whom the average German knew next to nothing. What they did know was that he was associated with groups that shouted, shoved, and pushed around people with whom they disagreed; he edged his way onto the political stage through great oratory and promises. Economic times were tough, people were losing jobs, and he was a great speaker.. And he smiled and waved a lot. And people, even newspapers, were afraid to speak out for fear that his "brown shirts" would bully them into submission.

And then he was duly elected to office, with a full-throttled economic crisis at hand [the Great Depression]. Slowly but surely he seized the controls of government power, department by department, person by person, bureaucracy by bureaucracy. The kids joined a Youth Movement in his name, wherethey were taught what to think. How did he get the people on his side? He did it promising jobs to the jobless, money to the moneyless, and goodies for the military-industrial complex. He did it by indoctrinating the children, advocating gun control, health care for all, better wages, better jobs, and promising to re-instill pride once again in the country, across Europe, and across the world.

He did it with a compliant media - Did you know that? And he did this all in the name of justice and...change. And the people surely got what they voted for. (Look it up if you think I am exaggerating.) Read your history books. Many people objected in 1933 and were shouted down, called names, laughed at, and made fun of. When Winston Churchill pointed out the obvious in the late 1930s while seated in the House of Lords in England (he was not yet Prime Minister), he was booed into his seat and called a crazy troublemaker. He was right, though.

Don't forget that Germany was the most educated, cultured country in Europe It was full of music, art, museums, hospitals, laboratories, and universities. And in less than six years - a shorter time span than just two terms of the U. S. presidency - it was rounding up its own citizens, killing others, abrogating its laws, turning children against parents, and neighbors against neighbors. All with the best of intentions, of course. The road to Hell is paved with them.

As a practical thinker, one not overly prone to emotional decisions, I have a choice: I can either believe what the objective pieces of evidence tell me (even if they make me cringe with disgust); I can believe what history is shouting to me from across the chasm of seven decades; or I can hope I am wrong, close my eyes, have another latte and ignore what is transpiring around me.

Some people scoff at me; others laugh or think I am foolish, naive, or both.. Perhaps I am. But I have never been afraid to look people in the eye and tell them exactly what I believe - and why I believe it. I pray I am wrong. But, I do not think I am.

About the author via Google....

Pamela "Atlas" Geller began her publishing career at The New York Daily News and subsequently took over operation of The New York Observer as Associate Publisher. She left The Observer after the birth of her fourth child, but remained involved in various projects including American Associates, Ben Gurion University and being Senior Vice-President Strategic Planning and Performance Evaluation at The Brandeis School.

After 9/11, Atlas had the veil of oblivion violently lifted from her consciousness and immersed herself in the education and understanding of geopolitics, Islam, terror, foreign affairs and imminent threats the mainstream media and the government wouldn't cover or discuss.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Wouldn't it make sense to assassinate Osama bin Laden if it were possible to do it? Surely it would be preferable to going to war in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and spending our blood and our treasure to defeat this enemy. This is a war that will go on for years against an enemy that is willing to die in order to destroy the West. We will be in danger as long as this enemy continues to live. Even Bill Clinton tried to kill Osama bin Laden but failed. If we continue to demoralize our CIA, we will not have the necessary intelligence to defend ourselves against these maniacal enemies. I only hope America survives to fight this Islamic scourge.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Interesting reading from England !!!
Obama in the British Media

Here is an interesting editorial from someone outside our country as to what is going on!
Telegraph UK

by Gerald Warner

If al-Qaeda, the Taliban and the rest of the Looney Tunes brigade want to kick America to death, they had better move in quickly and grab a piece of the action before Barack Obama finishes the job himself. Never in the history of the United States has a president worked so actively against the interests of his own people - not even Jimmy Carter.

Obama's problem is that he does not know who the enemy is. To him, the enemy does not squat in caves in Waziristan, clutching automatic weapons and reciting the more militant verses from the Koran: instead, it sits around at tea parties in Kentucky quoting from the US Constitution. Obama is not at war with terrorists, but with his Republican fellow citizens. He has never abandoned the campaign trail.

That is why he opened Pandora's Box by publishing the Justice Department's legal opinions on water boarding and other hardline interrogation techniques. He cynically subordinated the national interest to his partisan desire to embarrass the republicans. Then he had to rush to Langley, Virginia to try to reassure a demoralized CIA that had just discovered the President of the United States was an even more formidable foe than al-Qaeda.

"Don't be discouraged by what's happened the last few weeks," he told intelligence officers. Is he kidding? Thanks to him, al-Qaeda knows the private interrogation techniques available to the US intelligence agencies and can train its operatives to withstand them - or would do so, if they had not already been outlawed.

So, next time a senior al-Qaeda hood is captured, all the CIA can do is ask him nicely if he would care to reveal when a major population centre is due to be hit by a terror spectacular, or which American city is about to be irradiated by a dirty bomb. Your view of this situation will be dictated by one simple criterion: whether or not you watched the people jumping from the twin towers...

President Pantywaist's recent world tour, cozying up to all the bad guys, excited the ambitions of America 's enemies. Here, they realized, is a sucker they can really take to the cleaners.

His only enemies are his fellow Americans.
Which prompts the question why does President Pantywaist hate America so badly?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


The following was an e-mail sent to me by a doctor friend. I thought it was worth circulating. Feel free to copy it and send it to others who need a bit of reality:

"I recently asked my friend's little girl what she wanted to be when she grows up. She said she wanted to be President some day. Both of her parents, liberal Democrats, were standing there, so I asked her, 'If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?'

She replied, 'I'd give food and houses to all the homeless people.'

Her parents beamed.

'Wow....what a worthy goal.' I told her, 'But you don't have to wait until you're President to do that. You can come over to my house and mow the lawn, pull weeds, and sweep my yard, and I'll pay you $50. Then I'll take you over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out, and you can give him the $50 to use toward food and a new house.'

She thought that over for a few seconds, then she looked me straight in the eye and asked, 'Why doesn't the homeless guy come over and do the work, and you can just pay him the $50?'

I said, 'Welcome to the Republican Party.'

Her parents still aren't speaking to me anymore."

Friday, June 26, 2009


Below are a few lines from Obama's books; In his words:

From Dreams of My Father: "I ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites."

From Dreams of My Father : "I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race."

From Dreams of My Father: "It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names."

From Dreams of My Father: "I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa , that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself , the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela."

And FINALLY the Most Damming one of ALL of them!!!

From Audacity of Hope: "I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."

Mystery of Sandford's Whereabouts Solved

Governor Sandford was supposed to be hiking on the Appalachian trail. Instead he was on a "landing strip" in Argentina.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009



"Congressional Democrats will soon put forward their legislative proposals for reforming health care. Should they succeed, tens of millions of Americans will potentially be joining a new public insurance program and the federal government will increasingly be involved in treatment decisions.

Not long ago, I would have applauded this type of government expansion. Born and raised in Canada, I once believed that government health care is compassionate and equitable. It is neither.

My views changed in medical school. Yes, everyone in Canada is covered by a "single payer" -- the government. But Canadians wait for practically any procedure or diagnostic test or specialist consultation in the public system.
[Canada's ObamaCare Precedent] Martin Kozlowski

The problems were brought home when a relative had difficulty walking. He was in chronic pain. His doctor suggested a referral to a neurologist; an MRI would need to be done, then possibly a referral to another specialist. The wait would have stretched to roughly a year. If surgery was needed, the wait would be months more. Not wanting to stay confined to his house, he had the surgery done in the U.S., at the Mayo Clinic, and paid for it himself.

Such stories are common. For example, Sylvia de Vries, an Ontario woman, had a 40-pound fluid-filled tumor removed from her abdomen by an American surgeon in 2006. Her Michigan doctor estimated that she was within weeks of dying, but she was still on a wait list for a Canadian specialist.

Indeed, Canada's provincial governments themselves rely on American medicine. Between 2006 and 2008, Ontario sent more than 160 patients to New York and Michigan for emergency neurosurgery -- described by the Globe and Mail newspaper as "broken necks, burst aneurysms and other types of bleeding in or around the brain."

Only half of ER patients are treated in a timely manner by national and international standards, according to a government study. The physician shortage is so severe that some towns hold lotteries, with the winners gaining access to the local doc.

Overall, according to a study published in Lancet Oncology last year, five-year cancer survival rates are higher in the U.S. than those in Canada. Based on data from the Joint Canada/U.S. Survey of Health (done by Statistics Canada and the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics), Americans have greater access to preventive screening tests and have higher treatment rates for chronic illnesses. No wonder: To limit the growth in health spending, governments restrict the supply of health care by rationing it through waiting. The same survey data show, as June and Paul O'Neill note in a paper published in 2007 in the Forum for Health Economics & Policy, that the poor under socialized medicine seem to be less healthy relative to the nonpoor than their American counterparts.

Ironically, as the U.S. is on the verge of rushing toward government health care, Canada is reforming its system in the opposite direction. In 2005, Canada's supreme court struck down key laws in Quebec that established a government monopoly of health services. Claude Castonguay, who headed the Quebec government commission that recommended the creation of its public health-care system in the 1960s, also has second thoughts. Last year, after completing another review, he declared the system in "crisis" and suggested a massive expansion of private services -- even advocating that public hospitals rent facilities to physicians in off-hours.

And the medical establishment? Dr. Brian Day, an orthopedic surgeon, grew increasingly frustrated by government cutbacks that reduced his access to an operating room and increased the number of patients on his hospital waiting list. He built a private hospital in Vancouver in the 1990s. Last year, he completed a term as the president of the Canadian Medical Association and was succeeded by a Quebec radiologist who owns several private clinics.

In Canada, private-sector health care is growing. Dr. Day estimates that 50,000 people are seen at private clinics every year in British Columbia. According to the New York Times, a private clinic opens at a rate of about one a week across the country. Public-private partnerships, once a taboo topic, are embraced by provincial governments.

In the United Kingdom, where socialized medicine was established after World War II through the National Health Service, the present Labour government has introduced a choice in surgeries by allowing patients to choose among facilities, often including private ones. Even in Sweden, the government has turned over services to the private sector.

Americans need to ask a basic question: Why are they rushing into a system of government-dominated health care when the very countries that have experienced it for so long are backing away?"

Dr. Gratzer, a physician, is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Whatever the Republicans say or do, with regard to the Sotomayor nomination is of no real consequence. The Republicans shot themselves in the foot with their blind support for George W. Bush, and now they are out of power, can't do anything to stop the Obama train wreck, whether it's this nomination, excessive spending, jeopardizing our national security or health care.

Republicans need to re-group, get out of the business of mixing church with state, get out of women's wombs and start talking to the American people. There's a lot of money in the ranks of the Republicans and a lot to tell. Don't waste money like this administration is doing. Use money wisely. Buy media outlets and start telling the people the truth about this Obama big government takeover of our corporations,our health care, our financial institutions, etc. Obama is making horrendous mistakes but the people aren't allowed to know about them because the media has been compromised. What poses for a media (except for FOX, Lou Dobbs and talk radio)is nothing more than a bunch of silly people swooning over their cult leader, Obama.

As for asking Sotomayor questions: yes, pin her down on never doing again what she did with the New Haven firemen case. It was pure a racial quota decision, no more, no less. It's un-American and needs to stop.

Right now, Obama is showing that he is a Muslim sympathizer. He's throwing Israel under that bus with all the others he threw there including his white grandmother. He is doing us more harm than Sotomayor would do as one of nine. Let's see the Republicans telling the whole story about Obama. That's what an opposition party totally out of power needs to do. Buy TV and radio stations. Start talking. We need to hear the truth for a change.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


E-mail from a Friend:

Two striking, Obama-friendly articles in today’s edition: (i) inviting Iranian reps to 4th of July celebrations at US embassies around the world, and (ii) taking stronger stand than previous presidents stand against Israel. I don’t know what the numbers were for the last election, but I suspect that Obama took well over 50 percent of the Jewish vote, and I am sure he will do the same next time around. I see stupid people everywhere, they are all around me, but they don’t know they are stupid.

My Response:

My cardiologist friend is convinced that somewhere along the line the younger Jews did not inherit the smart gene. With the kind of cheerleading Obama gets from the media, most Americans are unable to understand the damage he's doing and how dangerous he is to our economy and our national security. I hate to think of what's happening to our country, but as I've said 30 years of academic brainwashing has now come to fruition.

His Response:

Agreed. Our only hope is that when all of these young people end up unemployed, they will think differently. Re Israel, there is no room for error, as any attack on Israel would wipe it out and make any retribution pointless from the perspective of protecting Israel.

My Response:

The only person in this country who could get away with causing Israel's destruction is Obama. It wouldn't be viewed as his fault no matter what he does. And he really couldn't care less. His sympathies and most of his funding comes from Muslims.

His Response:

You know, I think you are right: The guy could not care less and most likely could get away with it. Truly amazing. I fear that we are becoming anesthetized to the craziness/radicalness of the Obama administration because there has been and will be so much of it – it’s almost becoming “normal.”

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


More to think about: All you baby boomers who voted for this guy Barack Obama are about to face the time when health care is really important. Just think, you've reached the age when you're not a revenue producer which means you're not really worthy of receiving expensive health care. Now you need a hip or knee replacement. Well, fella, too bad. It's cheaper to put you in a wheelchair. And while you're rolling around in that chair, sing "Yes, we can!"

Monday, May 11, 2009


This morning on, I found an article that really resonated with me. I am going to include part of it here because it reveals what happened the the author "Robin" -- no last name -- and reminded me of my own experiences during the time when I was actively supporting Hillary Clinton:

"...In February of 2008, I saw a new client, a bright and sensitive young woman who came in looking like she just escaped a war zone. In some ways she had; she had innocently shared with others at her job that she voted for Hillary rather than Obama. Immediately she was being targeted for abuse that put her in fear for not only her job, but her life.

We both suddenly became aware that something had grown really dark in the Democratic Party. I started hearing about many other incidents where loyal Democrats were being physically and emotionally threatened for supporting Hillary. A woman in Berkeley had her front window broken because it displayed a poster of Hillary. Randi Rhodes, an Air America talk show leftist, called Hillary a f______ witch. (Rhodes was recently promoted to a national talk radio show, illustrating another disturbing trend: the deafening silence about what Rush Limbaugh has dubbed the new "thug-ocracy.)

An acquaintance had her car broken into, and the only item stolen was a NoObama bumper sticker. A South Park episode featured an episode where a nuclear weapon was being aimed at Hillary's genitals. My local greeting card store sold very flattering cards about Obama, insulting ones about Hillary, and a Hillary "nutcracker." When I complained, the young male manager literally laughed in my face.

Things went from bad to worse when Sarah Palin entered the scene. When Geraldine Ferraro ran for Vice President, there was no debasement of her character, no sexual threats. But with Palin, a full scale "wilding" ensued that chillingly reminded me of the random sexual attacks on women by gangs of men in New York. She was called every vile name in the book by both male and female liberals.

Actress Sarah Bernhardt hoped a gang of black males would rape her. When Palin's church was torched with children inside, the press was missing in action (somehow I imagine the press would have been all over this if Obama's church were torched). Not only was the misogyny disgusting, but the classism was abhorrent. The Democrats, by ridiculing Palin's voice and her education, were acting like arrogant snobs. The party had changed, I had changed, and the differences looked irreconcilable.

The final straw for me was when a close friend flew into a rage at me when she learned I wasn't supporting Obama. The political became personal when she began impugning my character. Worse yet, she tried to intimidate me into changing my mind by threatening to dump me.

Suddenly a light went on. The peace and love and flower power of the old left was dead and gone (if it even existed to begin with except in my imagination). The Democrats had morphed into a power hungry Thought Police, and I was done with them. My new motto in life: don't PC on me.

So this is my letter of amends, and I hope that I can be forgiven by all whom I've offended. I knew not what the heck I was doing. But now the problem is: how in the world does one be a conservative these days? How to stay brave and committed when conservatives are being targeted, punished, and shunned on a daily basis? How to sleep at night knowing that the country I have finally come to love may be destroyed from within by a massive Big Brother government?

I guess I'll just have to do a step one, as we 12 stepper's call it, and turn it all over to my Higher Power.


on "Letter of Amends from a Recovering Liberal in Berkeley"

Sunday, May 10, 2009


A victory for the hysterical Oprah Winfrey, the mad racist preacher Jeremiah Wright, the US mainstream media who abandoned any sense of objectivity long ago, Europeans who despise America largely because they depend on her, comics who claim to be dangerous and fearless but would not dare attack genuinely powerful special interest groups. A victory for Obama-worshippers everywhere. A victory for the cult of the cult. A man who has done little with his life but has written about his achievements as if he had found the cure for cancer in between winning a marathon and building
a nuclear reactor with his teeth. Victory for style over substance, hyperbole over history, rabble-raising over reality.

A victory for Hollywood , the most dysfunctional community in the world. Victory for Streisand, Spielberg, Soros, Moore, and Sarandon. Victory for those who prefer welfare to will and interference to independence. For those who settle for group think and herd mentality rather than those who fight for individual initiative and the right to be out of step with meager political fashion.

Victory for a man who is no friend of freedom. He and his people have already stated that media has to be controlled so as to be balanced, without realizing the extraordinary irony within that statement. Like most liberal zealots, the Obama worshippers constantly speak of Fox and Limbaugh, when the vast bulk of television stations and newspapers are drastically liberal and anti-conservative. Senior Democrat Chuck Schumer said that just as pornography should be censored, so should talk radio. In other words, one of the few free and open means of popular expression may well be cornered and beaten by bullies who even in triumph cannot tolerate
any criticism and opposition.

A victory for those who believe the state is better qualified to raise children than the family, for those who prefer teachers' unions to teaching and for those who are naively convinced that if the West is sufficiently weak towards its enemies, war and terror will dissolve as quickly as the tears on the face of a leftist celebrity.

A victory for social democracy even after most of Europe has come to the painful conclusion that social democracy leads to mediocrity, failure, unemployment, inflation, higher taxes and economic stagnation. A victory for intrusive lawyers, banal sentimentalists, social extremists and urban snobs.

Congratulations America! Your funeral will be sooner than you think!

Sunday, May 3, 2009


I received an e-mail from a friend that contained a commentary from a Texas history professor. I don't know his name though he includes his e-mail address with the name "twood." His thoughts are poignant, and worth repeating. I have added some of my own thoughts at the end.


Professor of History at Southwest Baptist University
Bolivar, Missouri

I am a student of history. Professionally. I have written 15 books in six languages, and have studied it all my life. I think there is something monumentally large afoot, and I do not believe it is just a banking crisis, or a mortgage crisis, or a credit crisis. Yes, these exist, but they are merely single facets on a very large gemstone that is only now coming into sharper focus.

Something of historic proportions is happening. I can sense it because I know how it feels, smells, what it looks like, and how people react to it. Yes, a perfect storm may be brewing, but there is something happening within our country that has been evolving for about ten - fifteen years. The pace has dramatically quickened in the past two.

We demand and then codify into law the requirement that our banks make massive loans to people we know they can never pay back. Why?

We learn that the Federal Reserve, which has little or no real oversight by anyone, has 'loaned' two trillion dollars (that is $2,000,000,000,000) over the past few months, but will not tell us to whom, or why, or disclose the terms. That is our money. Yours and mine. And that is three times the $700B we all argued about so strenuously just this past
September. Who has this money? Why do they have it? Why are the terms unavailable to us? Who asked for it? Who authorized it? I thought this was a government of 'we the people', who loaned our powers to our elected leaders. Apparently not.

We have spent two or more decades intentionally de-industrializing our economy. Why? We have intentionally dumbed down our schools, ignored our history, and we no longer teach our founding documents, showing why we are exceptional and why we are worth preserving. Students by and large cannot write, think critically, read, or articulate. Parents are not revolting, teachers are not picketing, and school boards continue to back mediocrity. Why?

We have now established the precedent of protesting every close election (now violently in California over a proposition that is so 'controversial' that it wants marriage to remain between one man and one woman!). Did you ever think such a thing possible just a decade ago? We have corrupted our sacred political process by allowing unelected judges to write laws that radically change our way of life, and then allow mainstream Marxist groups like ACORN and others to turn our voting system into a banana republic. To what purpose?

Now our mortgage industry is collapsing, housing prices are in free fall, major industries are failing, our banking system is on the verge of collapse, Social Security is nearly bankrupt, as is Medicare and our entire government, and our education system is worse than a joke. (I teach college and know precisely what I am talking about.) The list is staggering in its length, breadth, and depth. It is potentially 1929 x ten.. And we are at war with an enemy we cannot name for fear of offending people of the same religion, an enemy who cannot wait to slit the throats of your children if they have the opportunity to do so.

Now we have elected President a man no one knows anything about, who has never run so much as a Dairy Queen, let alone a town as big as Wasilla, Alaska . All of his associations and alliances are with real radicals in their chosen fields of employment, and everything we learn about him, drip by drip, is unsettling, if not downright scary. Surely you have heard him speak about his idea to create and fund a 'mandatory civilian defense force' stronger than our military for use inside our borders. No? Oh, of course. The media would never play that for you over and over, and then demand he explain it. Sarah Palin's pregnant daughter and $150,000 wardrobe is more important to the media.

Mr. Obama's winning platform can be boiled down to one word: change. Why?

I have never been so afraid for my country and for my children never, ever done in his professional life. In my assessment, Obama will divide us along philosophical lines, push us apart, and then try to realign the pieces into a new and different power structure. Change is indeed coming. And when it comes, you will never see the same nation again.

And that is only the beginning.

I thought I would never be able to experience what the ordinary, moral German felt in the mid-1930s. In those times, the savior was a former smooth-talking rabble-rouser from the streets, about whom the average German knew next to nothing. What they did know was that he was associated with groups that shouted, shoved, and pushed around people with whom they disagreed. He edged his way onto the political stage through great oratory and promises. Economic times were tough, people were losing jobs, and he was a great speaker. And he smiled and waved a lot. And people, even newspapers, were afraid to speak out for fear that his 'brown shirts' would bully them into submission. And then, he was duly elected to office as full-throttled economic crisis was at hand [the Great Depression]. Slowly but surely he seized the controls of government power, department-by-department,person-by-person, bureaucracy-by-bureaucracy. The kids joined a Youth Movement in his name.


Friday, May 1, 2009


When people fear their government, it's tyranny; when the government fears the people, it's liberty.

Socialism is fine until you run out of everybody else's money.

If you're well off, it is as bad as you think it is. They are out to get you.

Michelle gets to wear $590.00 sneakers. Did she spend like that before she was on the government payroll?

The Obama administration: No problem is so large or so difficult that it can't be blamed on someone else....Bush et al.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Soros: "I will give you millions to become POTUS."

Obama: "Under what conditions?"

Soros: "You destroy the value of the dollar in 12 months."

Obama: "Can I also devastate all private capital, savings, etc)?"

Soros: "Yes. And that's exactly what you need to do as only a real lefty can do it."

Obama: "It's a Deal."

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


I attended the Atlanta Tea Party with the 20,000 other people who made their way to our Capitol. The disconnect between what I saw first hand and what was reported only added to my distrust of the mainstream media. People were there to express their concern about the amount of tax money being spent in the stimulus packages, the earmarks contained therein, and the increased deficit we are leaving to our children and our grandchildren. Families attended. They were polite, orderly and clearly reasonable folks who had serious worries about the direction of our country because of this enormous debt.

What needs to be remembered is the difference between these Americans and the ones who are gathering to advance the Obama agenda. The people at the tea parties took time from their lives, printed up their signs and went to voice their opinion in a civilized manner. There was not one incident of disorder. What needs to be emphasized is that they were not paid, were not given food, and were not bused in by ACORN or Unions. These were people who work and spent their own money to be there. The media demeaned their time and their effort as did many on the left. I thought what makes America great and different is our willingness to allow dissent. Apparently, that uniqueness is about to change. The propaganda media and the Obama supporters is now attempting to quell the voices of opposition. Isn't that an irony coming from the left?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


How many of us believe what we see? Get over it. You’re not supposed to believe what you see. You’re supposed to believe what Obama and his coterie of swooners tell you to believe. You saw what you believed was Obama bowing to the King of Saudi Arabia. “That was not a bow,” said Robert Gibbs, Obama’s press secretary. “It was a handshake.” Hey, we can call it the drop handshake. You drop forward from the waist and shake the hand of the person in front of you. Can you shake hands with someone about two inches shorter than you are without dropping your torso forward from your waist to reach their hand? Obviously, Obama can’t do that. And we thought he was so athletic. I guess some of us can’t shake hands without bowing…uh oh…I mean dropping.

When the commentators talk about whether or not Obama bowed, they are missing the point. Our attention should be directed toward the incessant lying by Obama and his Obama cheerleading squad. Aren’t you sick of being lied to? That’s what you’re getting every day in every way from this administration. They have been lying from the beginning of his campaign and now they’re doing it in office while we suffer the consequences. Recall that “he never heard Rev. Jeremiah Wright say the things he said.” The list could go on for at least two pages—a list of the lies told since Obama came on the scene.

You can’t fool all of the people all the time, but it isn’t necessary. A bare majority is all that’s needed.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


The Tangled Webs We Weave
Mark Silverberg
10 Apr 2009

On April 3, 2009, the New York Times ran an anti-Israel op-ed by University of California Hastings College of Law professor George Bisharat titled “Israel on Trial”. The piece, false where it is not misleading, is a disgrace. It offers a sounding board for all those who believe that only Muslims have a right to self-determination, that Gaza remains “occupied” even though Israel disengaged in 2005, and that Israel - a sovereign and legitimate nation - doesn’t have the right to defend itself against attack.

Bisharat is a Palestinian-American law professor whose professional mission is the indictment of Israel for war crimes, no matter how incredulous the argument. He begins his piece with the statement: “Chilling testimony by Israeli soldiers substantiates charges that Israel’s Gaza Strip assault entailed grave violations of international law.” Actually, it would be more accurate to describe this “chilling testimony” as rumors circulated by an anti-Israel activist. The fact that it was subsequently exposed as unsubstantiated like the Mohammed al-Dura defamation a decade ago that led to the deaths of hundreds of Israelis in the Second Intifada, merited scant attention by Bisharat or the Times for that matter.

Bisharat argues that while Palestinians firing missiles indiscriminately at Israeli towns and cities constituted a war crime, Israel’s response to such aggression constituted a war crime as well. It is the moral equivalency of the two - equating the actions of the aggressor with the response of the victim - that is offensive, but the fact that the New York Times chose to give it op-ed status is repugnant.

Bisharat lists six “offenses” committed by Israel in the Gaza War, each of which is deceptive:

1. “Violating its duty to protect the civilian population of the Gaza Strip. Despite Israel’s 2005 “disengagement” from Gaza, the territory remains occupied. Israel unleashed military firepower against a people it is legally bound to protect.”

As Dore Gold wrote in an analysis after the Gaza disengagement, what creates an “occupation” is the existence of a military government which “exercises the functions of government” making Bisharat’s statement nonsense. Israel uprooted army bases, entire towns, synagogues, the livelihoods of thousands of Israelis, and even forced them to remove their dead from these communities and rebury them in Israeli cemeteries. If no Israeli military government is exercising its authority or any of “the functions of government” in the Gaza Strip - and none is - then there can be no “occupation” and Bisharat’s statement cannot make it so.

More to the point, an entire industry of successful Israeli greenhouses was subsequently purchased for the Palestinians in Gaza after the disengagement - much of it by wealthy, idealistic American Jews. In return, the Palestinians elected an Islamist government that not only destroyed this lucrative Palestinian industry, but undermined the fabric of Palestinian society by firing thousands of missiles at Israel’s civilian population rather than tending to the more “mundane” aspects of statehood like paving roads, collecting taxes, creating jobs, providing healthcare and other social services, arranging garbage collection and educating their children in matters other than martyrdom and the glories of Paradise. If any entity has failed to “protect the civilian population of the Gaza Strip,” it is most assuredly Hamas.

2. “Imposing collective punishment in the form of a blockade, in violation of Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention. In June 2007, after Hamas took power in the Gaza Strip, Israel imposed suffocating restrictions on trade and movement.”

Article 33 provides that no persons under foreign occupation are allowed to be punished for an offense they did not personally commit. In making collective punishment a war crime, the drafters of the Geneva Conventions had in mind the reprisal killings of World Wars I and II where the Germans executed Belgian villagers in mass retribution for resistance activity and carried out collective punishments against entire towns to suppress resistance. Aside from the fact that Israel was not an "occupying force" or that the Palestinians were not "protected persons" within the meaning of Article 33, no such actions took place by the Israelis against the Palestinians during the recent Gaza War.

If however, Bisharat was speaking of the blockade Israel imposed on Gaza to prevent Hamas from smuggling further weapons into the territory or rebuilding its terrorist infrastructures, it should be noted that Israel’s actions are no different from the American embargoes against Iran and Korea yet no accusation has ever been made that the US is committing a war crime by imposing “collective punishment” on the Iranians or the Koreans. Only Israel seems to merit that “honor”.

3. “Deliberately attacking civilian targets”.

According to international law, high-value targets protected by civilian human shields can still be attacked so long as every effort is made to minimize civilian deaths. The unfortunate truth is that the Geneva Conventions have become more of a sword used by terrorists to kill civilians, than a shield to protect civilians from terrorists. As Noah Pollak writes in Commentary: “The laws of war permit attacking a civilian object (ie: a school, home, mosque or building) only when it is making an effective contribution to military action and a definite military advantage is gained by its destruction” and Article 51 of the 1977 amendment to the 1949 Geneva Convention extends this provision by providing that: "The presence of the civilian population or individual civilians shall not be used to render certain areas (ie: civilian objects) immune from military operations, in particular in attempts to shield these military objects from attacks or to shield, favor or impede military operations."

Hamas does not, nor has it ever acted in accordance with the Geneva Conventions and, as a matter of military strategy, consciously targets civilians in Israel and uses its own civilian population as human shields to protect its military assets. Indeed, its goal is to maximize the number of deaths and injuries among vulnerable civilians for propaganda purposes. Its foot soldiers do not wear military uniforms, deliberately hide amongst civilian populations, and use ambulances, mosques, schools, private homes, playgrounds, the Islamic University of Gaza, and UN buildings not as “civilian objects” but as military installations (not to mention using women pretending to be sick or pregnant, and even children as carriers of lethal explosives) knowing that none of their leaders will ever be charged with war crimes. That right, it seems, is reserved only for Israel.

4. “Willfully killing civilians without military justification.”

Bisharat’s condemnation of Israel as “willingly killing civilians” in not only factually incorrect but an abomination. In Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces dropped leaflets, used radio and TV stations, sent text messages and even amassed the complete list of cellular telephone numbers of Gaza Palestinians which, through an automated telephone response system in Arabic, warned residents to evacuate targeted buildings prior to Israeli air strikes. What other army in the world has ever conducted war in this fashion?

5. “Deliberately employing disproportionate force.”

In Gaza, Israel’s actions were justified under international law. Article 51 of the UN Charter reserves to every nation the right to engage in self-defense against armed attacks. The only restriction is that their actions must be "proportionate" – an ambiguous term at best. Unfortunately, no way has yet been found to conduct even the most justified war without causing harm to innocent civilians and Bisharat knows this. Was Cold Harbor proportionate to Fort Sumter? If Hamas can fire missiles into Ashkelon, would a proportionate response be for Israel to fire missiles into Gaza City? Was the war in the Pacific a proportionate response to the attack on Pearl Harbor? During World War II, British bombers firebombed German cities in response to Nazi bombings against civilian targets in British cities. While some 60,000 civilians in British cities were killed by Nazi bombers, the Allied aerial counter-offensive to eliminate that threat cost 600,000 German lives – a ratio of 10 to 1. Was that a “proportionate” response? Australian soldiers fought in Vietnam, East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan and sometimes caused more casualties among civilians than among the enemy as the US has done in Iraq. Yet, despite these actions, no one would think to call the Australians or the Americans murderers. Thus, to condemn the Israelis as “deliberately employing disproportionate force” in response to over 8,000 Hamas missile attacks against its civilian population is the height of hypocrisy.

6. “Illegal use of weapons, including white phosphorus.”

Although white phosphorous in artillery shells, bombs and missiles can cause serious burns and spark fires on the ground, militaries are permitted under the laws of warfare to use it to create smoke screens to hide troop movements as well as to illuminate battlefields at night, but you wouldn’t think so after reading Bisharat’s editorial suggesting that Israel used it as a weapon.

While white phosphorous can and has been used as a weapon in the past, such was not the case in Gaza. It was, however, the case in Fallujah in November 2004 when US forces used white phosphorous as a weapon and not just for illumination or camouflage. Nor was the US alone in such use. In World War II, white phosphorus mortar bombs, shells, rockets and grenades were used extensively by American, British, and even Japanese forces, and later, it was used in Korea, Vietnam and Chechnya in both smoke-generating and anti-personnel roles, although Bisharat fails to mention this in his editorial.

Rather, the impression is created that Israel’s use of white phosphorous was “illegal” thereby implying that Israel committed a war crime. What he also neglected to mention was the January 14th, 2009 Ha’aretz article noting that Hamas had fired a white phosphorus mortar shell into southern Israel, but since Israeli civilians were the intended victims of the attack, it was not worth mentioning.

There was once a time when the New York Times would never publish biased editorials such as this. Those days are clearly gone. Rather, it seems that the narrative has become more important than the facts, especially when that narrative aims at the demonization of Israel.

Mark Silverberg is a foreign policy analyst for the Ariel Center for Policy Research (Israel), a Contributing Editor for Family Security Matters and the New Media Journal and a member of Hadassah’s National Academic Advisory Board. His book “The Quartermasters of Terror: Saudi Arabia and the Global Islamic Jihad” was published by Wyndham Hall Press in 2005 and his articles have been archived under and


This article was written by Douglas Farah on April 14, 2009, first posted on the Website: It is important that more people understand the real threat of this administration so I am posting it here.

First, a note updating my pessimistic view of the Somali pirate hostage taking. I stand corrected, and thank the Navy Seals and others who carried out the rescue operation. Well done!

But, as the the Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report (free subscription required) makes clear, the news is not all good.

The Muslim Brotherhood legacy organizations have recently made tremendous strides in occupying positions of influence within the Obama administration, at the same time the FBI and other law enforcement officials have move to cut ties to the very same organization.

The MB has only one political agenda-its own. Its organizations strongly backed George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004, (remember the famous picture of Bush hugging the al Arian family?). Hoping for friendlier pastures, the groups switched their support to the Dems in ‘08. So far, it appears to be paying off. Big time.

The architect is Dr. John Esposito, a long time defender of the MB and the head of the Saudi-financed Georgetown University Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

The same Dr. Esposito who maintained prior to 9/11 that radical Islam was essentially a myth and certainly no danger. It is hard to imagine any academic being so consistently wrong in their professed field of expertise maintaining much influence, but there he is, deeply enmeshed with all the major MB legacy groups in the country.

What is fascinating is that all the same small groups appear in every event, and, if needed, new groups are created, but all led by the same small group of people. Recall that the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) he’s a paid membership of less than 2,000-a drop of more than 80 percent since 9/11. Yet it continues to cast itself as the premiere voice of Muslim in America, and is often treated as such.
To be clear: these groups have a clearly enunciated and never renounced policy of toppling the government, hollowing out the institutional structures, and imposing the caliphate here, where Sharia law is the law of the land. As I have often said, if they want to openly join the political process and espouse this, they are welcome and they will be marginalized, even within the Muslim community.

It is the fact that these organizations are front groups for a foreign movement that wants to end our political system (while supporting radical Islam) that I object to.
First is the announcement by the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID), a sort of umbrella organization for many of the MB groups in the United States, that Secretary of State Clinton (along with a senior MB leader from Britain who has been banned from the United States previously will be keynote speakers at their 10th anniversary celebration.

It is hard to imagine the vetting process of the Secretary letting this one through, and time will tell if it really on her agenda or an attempt to hype the event. Here is what GMBDR says on CSID:

CSID was founded in 1998 largely by the efforts of Georgetown University academic Dr. Esposito who, during the 1990’s, had served in the State Department as a “foreign affairs analyst.” Many members of the early CSID board were associated with the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), the American Muslim Council, and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). For example, past CSID board members included Jamal Barzinji and Taha Al-Alwani, both important Brotherhood leaders who are closely associated with the now defunct SAAR Foundation, still under investigation by the U.S. government. Both Barzinji and Al-Alwani helped to establish many of the most important U.S. Brotherhood organizations. The current CSID Vice-Chair, Antony Sullivan, has many ties to U.S. Brotherhood groups including the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS), the United Association for Studies and Research (USAR), and the Circle of Tradition and Progress (COTP), a group whose other founding members included Youssef Qaradawi, the most important leader of the global Muslim Brotherhood. From its inception, CSID has argued that the U.S. government should support Islamist movements in foreign countries and has received financial support from the National Endowment for Democracy and the United States Institute of Peace.

Dr. Esposito, who will also be attending the conference, has been a long-time supporter of the global Muslim Brotherhood and has espoused views consistent with Brotherhood doctrine. During the 1990’s was known for his claims that Islamic fundamentalism was, in fact, democratic and posed no threat to the U.S. Dr. Esposito has at least a dozen past or present affiliations with global Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas organizations including having served on the advisory boards of the Institute of Islamic Political Thought in the U.K. and the United Association for Studies and Research in the U.S. and has served with global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi on the Steering Committee of the Circle of Tradition and Progress. In 2005, Saudi prince Alaweed bin Talal, a financial supporter of the global Muslim Brotherhood donated $20 million to the Center for Muslim Christian Understanding at Georgetown, headed by Dr. Esposito.

The second is the naming Dalia Mogahed as one of the Muslim members of the President’s Advisory Council Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. She is (surprised gasps all around) an Esposito protege.

Ms. Mogahed, who was born in Egypt and lived in the U.S. since the age of 5, is the executive director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies and the co-author of a book with Dr. Esposito suggesting that majority of the world’s Muslims support some form of democracy. Dr. Esposito is also a member of the Gallup Center along with Ahmed Younis, previously a National Director for the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. In 2003, Ms. Mogahed was identified in 2003 as the Outreach Coordinator for the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh (ICP) whose co-founder recently lost a DOE security clearance and whose Imam will probably be deported on immigration violations. Ms. Mogahed is the daughter of Elsayed Mogahed, an Egyptian immigrant who is a former engineering scientist at the University of Wisconsin and director of the Islamic Center of Madison (ICM). The website of the ICM links mainly to U.S. Muslim Brotherhood organizations and Souheil Ghannouchi, the President of the Muslim American Society (MAS), was ICM Imam and President for several years. The MAS is part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and closest to the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.

So, there we have it. And it isn’t pretty.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


When Obama managed to put $1.5 billion dollars in the stimulus bill for ACORN, he was insuring that his thugs will have buses and wages to continue his campaign, as they did during the brutal caucuses against Hillary. Now, we are faced with these people who don't work and have the time to climb on buses to travel the country and intimidate anyone who dares to disagree with the Messiah. Is this Democracy? I suppose it is for those who voted for the Obamanation. After all, we are always supporting free elections in countries that coddle murderous dictators. So now we have Hamas in power in Gaza, Hezbollah on the rise, and Obama's Storm Troopers doing the job for him right here in America. Look at the people threatening ordinary AIG employees and family members. That's a forecast of what's to come for anyone who speaks out against Obama and his move to socialist/fascism. He's going to bankrupt this country and destroy our defense capability, tax the enterpreneurs and confiscate the property of those who have worked hard and obeyed the rules. His Congressional minions are conspiring to achieve his goals in complete disregard of our U.S. Constitution. This is what happened in Zimbabwe and in South Africa. Now, we have Obama to take us in the same direction. Wow! What we have come to!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Welfare is coming back larger than ever. Clinton cut welfare rolls and by doing so, people were motivated to work. Millions went off the dole and into the work force. A lifetime limit of five years on the dole was set for family benefits. That is all about to change.

The stimulus bill just signed by Obama is going to reward states to increase their welfare case load far more than it ever was under AFDC. The overall cost for the next 10 years is estimated to reach $1.34 trillion.

Big question: Why do this now when it will hurt our recovery?

Obama was elected by the efforts of ACORN, the Unions and the mainstream media. Hillary's supporters were shouted and shoved out of the way at caucuses by both ACORN and Union organizers.

The unions have never liked workfare, and they fought against it when Clinton promoted it. Why? Because the presence of all these additional workers reduced the wages of union workers flooding the work force with too many people willing to work as non-union workers. So now it didn't require a union worker to screw in a bulb and then wait for the other union worker to turn on the switch.

Well, guess what, folks?

Obama, the great Messiah and role model for his people is ready to reward them again for what they did to get him elected--give them welfare checks to sit on their duffs. Here come the welfare queens sitting around and making more and more babies out of wedlock to increase their checks. What havoc this will wreak on our country with all the other problems he's compounding.
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