Sunday, February 21, 2010

Thought for the Day

'Social justice': The stubborn application of unworkable solutions to imaginary problems.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

From Chuck Baldwin: Council of Governors Takes Shape

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Regular readers of this column will doubtless recall my recent column in
which I reported on the new Council of Governors (CG) that President Barack
Obama has created. See my column at:

Well, Obama's CG is quickly beginning to take shape. According to the
Associated Press (AP), "President Barack Obama has selected Missouri Gov.
Jay Nixon to serve on an advisory council for defense and national security
"Nixon was one of 10 governors named Thursday [February 4, 2009] by Obama to
the newly created Council of Governors."
The 10 governors (and one of them is not even a State governor) selected by
Obama are:

*Governor James Douglas (R-Vermont) *Co-chair

*Governor Chris Gregoire (D-Washington) *Co-chair

Governor Brad Henry (D-Oklahoma)

Governor Jay Nixon (D-Missouri)

Governor Martin O'Malley (D-Maryland)

Governor Janice Brewer (R-Arizona)

Governor Bob McDonnell (R-Virginia)

Governor Michael Rounds (R-South Dakota)

Governor Beverly Perdue (D-North Carolina)

Governor Luis G. Fortuno (R-Puerto Rico)

As I have already written, the creation of a CG should be of serious concern
to all liberty loving Americans. That more of us are not as concerned as we
should be can be traced to the mistaken belief that the American people have
nothing to fear from an overreaching federal government. This is pure folly!
As I have said many times, we have far more to fear from Washington, D.C.,
than from Iran, Iraq, North Korea, or any other potential terrorist state.
It is Washington, D.C.,--and Washington, D.C., alone--that has the power,
opportunity, and propensity to squash our freedom and sell us into tyranny.

As Kurt Nimmo reports, "In other words, with the stroke of a pen, Obama
significantly increased the ongoing effort to federalize the states and take
control of the National Guard in violation of the now more or less moribund
Posse Comitatus Act. Posse Comitatus was effectively annulled by the 2006
John Warner National Defense Authorization Act. The act provides the
president with power to declare martial law under revisions to the
Insurrection Act and take charge of United States National Guard troops
without state governor authorization. Parts of the act were repealed in
See the report at

What most Americans fail to realize (thanks to a national propaganda press
corps that refuses to reveal the conspiratorial machinations of America's
ruling class, which, by and large, is totally disconnected from--or
unaccountable to--elected officeholders: especially those in Congress) is
that the subdivision of the United States into a 10-region country (thereby
minimizing or even negating the sovereignty and authority of the 50
independent and autonomous states) goes all the way back to the Richard
Nixon administration.

In response to pressure from the United Nations, President Richard Nixon
issued Executive Order #11647 on February 10, 1972, which carved up the
United States into 10 "standard Federal regions."
For the doubters out there, Wikipedia has a rather detailed web page
mentioning the federal 10-region breakdown of the United States.

See the Wikipedia entry at:

See the map at:

Still not convinced? Try a casual web search of the 10 US regions and you
will quickly discover that each major federal agency, such as the EPA, OSHA,
DOT, FEMA, etc., has their agency already divided into these 10 regions. As
an example, here is the official district map for FEMA:

Commenting on the creation of the 10 "super" regions initiated by President
Nixon, director David Bay very astutely said, "This regional
system is also apparently a military structure." This is a very insightful
observation, because I'm sure this was said long before President Obama took
office, yet, that is exactly what his CG accomplishes. It grants federal
executive power to these 10 governors--with the specific responsibility of
providing leadership and direction to the National Guard and related
homeland military activities. And is it any coincidence that the number of
governors appointed to this new CG is exactly 10? Even more telling is the
fact that the 10 governors come from each US region (the governor of Puerto
Rico represents Region 2), except for Region 5, and guess what? Region 5 is
President Obama's region!

Now, get this: the only region that has two governors represented on the CG
(making up for Region 5's lack of a representative--who will be Obama
himself, no doubt) is Region 3. And put this in your pipe and smoke it: the
two governors from Region 3 are from Maryland and Virginia, which are the
two states that border Washington, D.C. But all of this is mere coincidence,

See the map on the EPA web site at:

So, here is the list of the Council of Governors, as it coincides with the
respective 10 regions. If you know anything about what is going on, you
should easily be able to see the logic of how and why these governors were
selected. Obviously, the two basic criteria would be 1) The location of
necessary government infrastructure, facilities, personnel, etc., combined
with 2) The compliant attitude and overall disposition of the governor
selected. Here is how it looks:

Region 1: Governor Douglas of Vermont

Region 2: Governor Fortuno of Puerto Rico

Region 3: Governor O'Malley of Maryland and Governor McDonnell of Virginia.

These are necessary, as these are the two border states of Washington, D.C.

Region 4: Governor Perdue of North Carolina

Region 5: President Barack Obama of Illinois

Region 6: Governor Henry of Oklahoma

Region 7: Governor Nixon of Missouri

Region 8: Governor Rounds of South Dakota

Region 9: Governor Brewer of Arizona

Region 10: Governor Gregoire of Washington State

And while it is true that President Jimmy Carter revoked President Nixon's
"Federal Regional Council" (what Nixon's Executive Order created in 1972) in
1979, the concept never died. It was merely incorporated into other
Executive Orders. And there can be no question that President Obama's CG
certainly builds on Nixon's initial "Regional Council" model.

Neither is it a coincidence that Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is included in
the list of 10 governors appointed to the CG. Why? Does anyone remember the
MIAC flap in the State of Missouri last year? I sure do, because I (along
with Ron Paul and Bob Barr) was listed in the MIAC report as being a
potential dangerous militia member or terrorist. And anyone who supported or
voted for the three of us was similarly maligned in the MIAC report. Plus,
the report also targeted people who opposed any of the following as being
potential dangerous militia members:

The New World Order

The United Nations

Gun Control

The violation of Posse Comitatus

The Federal Reserve

The Income Tax

The Ammunition Accountability Act

A possible Constitutional Convention (Con Con)

The North American Union

Universal Service Program

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Abortion on demand

Illegal immigration

Remember, this was an official Missouri State Police report that was
distributed to all Missouri State law enforcement officers. And Governor Jay
Nixon authorized and strongly defended the MIAC report!
Later, of course, Governor Nixon and other State leaders were forced to
withdraw the report, due to immense public pressure from both the citizens
of Missouri and angry Americans all across the country.
I have a web page set aside with all the pertinent information regarding the
MIAC fiasco, including the most recent updates, at:

Plus, here are my previous 3 columns regarding the MIAC report:

Now we learn that President Obama has appointed this very same Governor Jay
Nixon to the newly formed Council of Governors. Doubtless, Nixon's support
for the MIAC report brought him into the good graces of this Marxist
President, who, in his inaugural address, pledged to "remake America."
Without a doubt, the newly established Council of Governors is helping Obama
do just that.

Of course, the big question is not, Is America being "remade"? It most
certainly is--and it started long before Obama moved into the White House.
The question is, Will this "remade" America be something we can live with?

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

What it means to be an American

From a very good friend

I am tired of this nation worrying about whether or not we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on September 11, we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Americans. However, the dust from the attacks had barely settled in New York and Washington D.C. when the "politically correct" crowd began complaining about the possibility that our patriotism was offending other people.(read Arab terrorists.)

I am not against immigration, nor do I hold a grudge against anyone who is seeking a better life by coming to America. In fact, our country's population is almost entirely comprised of descendants of immigrants; however, there are a few things that those who have recently come to our country, need to understand.
First of all, it is not our responsibility to continually try not to offend you in any way. This idea of America being a multi-cultural community has served only to dilute our sovereignty and our national identity. As Americans, we have our own culture, our own society, our own language, and our own lifestyle. This culture, called the "American Way" has been developed over centuries of struggles, trials, and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom. Our forefathers fought, bled, and died at places such as Bunker Hill, Antietam, San Juan, Iwo Jima, Normandy, Korea, Vietnam, We speak English, not Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language.

Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society - learn our language!!!

"In God We Trust" is our national motto. This is not some off-the-wall, Christian, Right Wing, political slogan- it is our national motto. It is engraved in stone in the House of Representatives in our Capitol and it is printed on our currency. We adopted this motto because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation; and this is clearly documented throughout our history. If it is appropriate for our motto to be inscribed in the halls of our highest level of Government, then it is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools.

God is in our pledge, our National Anthem, nearly every patriotic song, and in our founding documents. We honor His birth, death, and resurrection as holidays, and we turn to Him in prayer in times of crisis. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture and we are proud to have Him.

We are proud of our heritage and those who have so honorably defended our freedoms. We celebrate Independence Day, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Flag Day. We have parades, picnics, and barbecues where we proudly wave our flag. As an American, I have the right to wave my flag, sing my national anthem, quote my national motto, and cite my pledge whenever and wherever I choose. If the Stars and Stripes offend you, or you don't like Uncle Sam, then you should seriously consider a move to another part of this planet.

The American culture is our way of life, our heritage, and we are proud of it. We are happy with our culture and have no desire to change, and we really don't care how you did things where you came from. We are Americans, like it or not, this is our country, our land, and our lifestyle.

Our First Amendment gives every citizen the right to express his opinion about our government, culture, or society, and we will allow you every opportunity to do so. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about our flag, our pledge, our national motto, or our way of life,

I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great American
freedom, the right to leave.

From a dear friend.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Yet Another Email From a Good Friend

Subject: VERY interesting!!! on SARAH PALIN


By Dewie Whetsell, Alaskan Fisherman..

As posted in comments on Greta's article referencing the MOVEON ad about Sarah Palin.

The last 45 of my 66 years I've spent in a commercial fishing town in Alaska . I understand Alaska politics but never understood national politics well until this last year. Here's the breaking point: Neither side of the Palin controversy gets it. It's not about persona, style, rhetoric, it's about doing things. Even Palin supporters never mention the things that I'm about to mention here.

1. Democrats forget when Palin was the Darling of the Democrats, because as soon as Palin took the Governor's office away from a fellow Republican and tough SOB, Frank Murkowski, she tore into the Republican's "Corrupt Bastards Club" (CBC) and sent them packing. Many of them are now residing in State housing and wearing orange jump suits The Democrats reacted by skipping around the yard, throwing confetti and singing, "la la la la" (well, you know how they are). Name another governor in this country that has ever done anything similar.

2. Now with the CBC gone, there were fewer Alaskan politicians to protect the huge, giant oil companies here. So she constructed and enacted a new system of splitting the oil profits called "ACES." Exxon (the biggest corporation in the world) protested and Sarah told them, "don't let the door hit you in the stern on your way out." They stayed, and Alaska residents went from being merely wealthy to being filthy rich. Of course, the other huge international oil companies meekly fell in line. Again, give me the name of any other governor in the country that has done anything similar.

3. The other thing she did when she walked into the governor's office is she got the list of State requests for federal funding for projects, known as "pork." She went through the list, took 85% of them and placed them in the "when-hell-freezes-over" stack. She let locals know that if we need something built, we'll pay for it ourselves. Maybe she figured she could use the money she got from selling the previous governor's jet because it was extravagant.

Maybe she could use the money she saved by dismissing the governor's cook (remarking that she could cook for her own family), giving back the State vehicle issued to her, maintaining that she already had a car, and dismissing her State provided security force (never mentioning - I imagine - that she's packing heat herself). I'm still waiting to hear the names of those other governors.

4. Now, even with her much-ridiculed "gosh and golly" mannerism, she also managed to put together a totally new approach to getting a natural gas pipeline built which will be the biggest private construction project in the history of North America. No one else could do it although they tried. If that doesn't impress you, then you're trying too hard to be unimpressed while watching her do things like this while baking up a batch of brownies with her other hand.

5. For 30 years, Exxon held a lease to do exploratory drilling at a place called Point Thompson. They made excuses the entire time why they couldn't start drilling. In truth they were holding it like an investment. No governor for 30 years could make them get started. Then, she told them she was revoking their lease and kicking them out.. They protested and threatened court action. She shrugged and reminded them that she knew the way to the court house. Alaska won again.

6. President Obama wants the nation to be on 25% renewable resources for electricity by 2025. Sarah went to the legislature and submitted her plan for Alaska to be at 50% renewables by 2025. We are already at 25%. I can give you more specifics about things done, as opposed to style and persona Everybody wants to be cool, sound cool, look cool. But that's just a cover-up. I'm still waiting to hear from liberals the names of other governors who can match what mine has done in two and a half years. I won't be holding my breath.

By the way, she was content to return to AK after the national election and go to work, but the haters wouldn't let her. Now these adolescent screechers are obviously not scuba divers. And no one ever told them what happens when you continually jab and pester a barracuda. Without warning, it will spin around and tear your face off.. Shoulda known better.

You have just read the truth about Sarah Palin that sends the media, along with the democrat party, into a wild uncontrolled frenzy to discredit her. I guess they are only interested in skirt chasers, dishonesty, immoral people, liars, womanizers, murderers, and bitter ex-presidents' wives.

So "You go, Girl." I only wish the men in Washington had your guts, determination, honesty, and morals. I rest my case. Only FOOLS listen to the biased media