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Hard Astarboard » 2009 » July

July 29, 2009

Michelle (not the evil leftist, the good one)

Although I’ve read and own Unhinged and plan to read Culture of Corruption, I had never seen a Michelle Malkin interview (yes, sigh, it’s true), despite watching hundreds and hundreds of other interviews at FOX and all manner of other places, and then today, in an emailed edition today from Human Events, I had the opportunity to watch this one, in which Michelle is spot on with Matt Lauer, much to his apparent chagrin.

She is cool, eloquent and spot-on, and it’s easy to see why she’s considered a “threat” by various liberal loons.

by @ 8:41 pm. Filed under Uncategorized

July 24, 2009

Let’s Call This Post…

Organizations Liberals Love

The liberal activist organization ACORN filed a lawsuit Wednesday that aims to strike down a Pennsylvania law that authorities are currently using to prosecute several of the group’s former employees on charges related to voter-registration fraud.

That’s our left wingers for you. Break whatever laws they have to in order to bring about the political results they require, and when they get caught… Well, in this case, since they’re guilty as always hell, rather than try and mount a defense, they go for the gusto and try to change the law.

Imagine getting caught at and arrested for fraud and, rather than trying to prove you didn’t do it, trying to get the law changed so fraud becomes legal. That’s exactly what these G-dless liberal sleazeballs are doing. These are among the primary supporters of the Democratic Party, whom you’d assume, were they men and women of honor, would disassociate themselves from such blatant practitioners of the unctuous.

But whoever said, with a straight face, anyway, that today’s Democrats are any more honorable than the extremist liberals who pull their strings? Obviously, as incidents like this demonstrate, whatever honor was left in the Democratic Party before they allowed a Nancy Pelosi and a Harry Reid to head up the houses of Congress, or an Obama to be their nominee, is, as they say in Madagascar, long gone.

The suit, filed in federal court in Pennsylvania, seeks to have a state law known as solicitation of registration declared unconstitutional. The law makes it illegal to pay an employee for soliciting voter registrations based on the number of registrations the employee obtains.

Five former employees of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) were charged in May with various voter-registration-fraud crimes, including solicitation of donations. Those charges, which authorities say included ACORN employees submitting registration forms for “Mickey Mouse,” are still pending.

Is that a mockery of our electoral system, or what?

The episode in Pennsylvania was one of several in battleground states that saw ACORN come under fire during last year’s presidential election. At least 14 lawsuits have been filed against ACORN after the 2008 election, including a suit brought by former ACORN employees under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, a law more commonly associated with mobsters than community organizations.

Emphasis mine.

Republicans on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform plan to release Thursday the results of an investigation that concluded ACORN “has repeatedly and deliberately engaged in systemic fraud.”

“Both structurally and operationally, ACORN hides behind a paper wall of nonprofit corporate protections to conceal a criminal conspiracy on the part of its directors, to launder federal money in order to pursue a partisan political agenda and to manipulate the American electorate,” according to the executive summary of the report obtained Wednesday by The Washington Times.

…to launder federal money in order to pursue a partisan political agenda and to manipulate the American electorate…

Long, long ago I grew up in a Democrat family, among honorable people. Even though I said “farewell” to that side of the aisle ‘way back in 1980, it makes me ashamed to see what our Democratic Party has come down to.

The report is unlikely to result in any action from a Democrat-controlled Congress that has shown little interest in investigating ACORN.

What do you expect? That would be like Hillary Clinton trying to prosecute the Communist Chinese for participating in bundling schemes.

If the Democrats still had even an iota of respect for America, for We, The People and for the Constitution, they would make like squirrels and bury that ACORN deep.

But I’ll bet they won’t…

by @ 1:06 pm. Filed under Criminals

July 18, 2009

I’m Still Here, But…

… while I haven’t had very much time to visit the Blogosphere, one of my favorite places to be, and to post, one of my favorite things to do, I have had time on-line; What I generally do is read and respond to email first, then read the various emailed political news & opinion venues to which I subscribe and then… read the news, catching up with whatever I’ve missed in the days that I’ve been off-line and basically out of contact, up in “them thar hills”.

One thing that caught my eye today is this Washington Times article:

The unborn have memories, according to medical researchers who used sound and vibration stimulation, combined with sonography, to reveal that the human fetus displays short-term memory from at least 30 weeks gestation - or about two months before they are born.

“In addition, results indicated that 34-week-old fetuses are able to store information and retrieve it four weeks later,” said the research, which was released Wednesday.

If it has a memory, it’s life.

Naturally, as in all the other realities our current liberal government leadership ignores because the truth doesn’t fit their agendas, this will go unacknowledged in the halls of the White House, that other house and the Senate.

Go ahead and read the rest of the article.

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The other day, I saved this column by one of my favorite and spot-on columnists, Walter Williams:

Cap and trade” is first a massive indirect tax on the American people and hence another source of revenue for Congress. More importantly “cap and trade” is just about the most effective tool for controlling most economic activity short of openly declaring ourselves a communist nation and it’s a radical environmentalist’s dream come true.

So why the rush and the press on the Senate? Increasing evidence is emerging that far from there being global warming, the Earth has been cooling and has been doing so for 10 years. Prominent atmospheric scientists have recently sent a letter to Congress saying, “You are being deceived about global warming. … The Earth has been cooling for ten years. … The present cooling was not predicted by the alarmists’ computer models.” Last March, more than 700 international scientists went on record dissenting over manmade global warming claims. About 31,500 American scientists, including 9,029 with Ph.D.s, have signed a petition, that in part reads, “There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate.”

The Obama administration’s EPA sees the increasing evidence against global warming as a threat to their agenda and has taken desperate measures. About a week before the House vote on “cap and trade,” the Washington, D.C.-based Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) released some EPA e-mails, demonstrating that an internal report by Alan Carlin, a 35-year career EPA analyst, criticizing EPA’s position on global warming, had been squelched for political reasons (http://bit.ly/11XwoC). One of the e-mails is from Dr. Al McGartland, director of the EPA’s National Center for Environmental Economics reads, “The administrator and administration has decided to move forward on endangerment, and your comments do not help the legal or policy case for this decision. … I can see only one impact of your comments given where we are in the process, and that would be a very negative impact on our office.”

Read the whole column here.

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At any rate, every time I get into town and read of the latest antics of the Obama-Pelosi-Reid government, I wonder more and more what the sense is of anyone reporting the truth about anything or producing an opinion-based op-ed of same when veracity counts for absolutely nothing to the folks “governing” our nation if it doesn’t support their corresponding socialist, left wing agenda.

Cap-&-trade laws, government controlled healthcare, abortion-on-demand as a passing-into-law burden on the taxpayer, freedom-of-speech smothering “hate crimes” legislation, etc, etc, etc…

I’ve come to realize that it doesn’t matter what we, the taxpayers/voters want — I find it hard to believe that there aren’t a few million sane and sober Democrats out there protesting, in no uncertain terms, to their senators and representatives, of the excessiveness and potential destructiveness of the legislation that is passing or about to pass in Congress, about the appointment and confirmation of a destructive liberal force like Sotomayer en route to a seat on SCOTUS, about… well, suffice it to say that the Obama-Pelosi-Reid machine obviously answers to no-one, not even the Democrats who put them where they are, because they are now in the position to change America, irretrievably, into the socialist hell-hole they’ve long envisioned.

I receive emails almost daily from a wide variety of conservative, patriotic, right-thinking, politically involved organizations, ministries, associations and others who provide emails, links and contact info for politicians. I receive polls to participate in that show all 90+ % of the participants as agreeing with the conservative POV. I read about the GOP putting up a gallant fight as each piece of legislation arises. I read glaring intros like “STOP PELOSI AND REID FROM…!!!!” STOP OBAMA FROM…!!!!”

The bottom line is that I’ve finally realized how useless it all is. We all respond to these exhortations, send the emails, vote in the polls, shout the truth from the rooftops, yet in the final analysis it really doesn’t matter, because the liberals who are running Congress and the leftist president are finally in the position to do what they’ve wanted to do to our country and they’re not letting anyone blow their chance, not the voters, not the Republicans in Congress, not anybody.

No matter what is said, they have no interest in listening unless it complements their agendas.

Millions of irresponsible voters (remember what Jefferson said about it being the job of all Americans to look over the shoulders of the politicians and see what they’re doing on our behalf?) have placed us in this position, and now there’s no way out of it, short of an armed revolution, which isn’t very likely to happen, and by the time Obama’s completed this four year term in office, we will be worse off than we were under King George.

What I see here and what I perceive as the final product of this Obama-Pelosi-Reid trio is irreparable damage to America; To our economy, to the unique level of rights and freedoms we cherished for over two centuries and to our standing as the greatest nation in history.

This helpless frustration with which I watch these people dismantling the country I love right before my very eyes, knowing that no matter what any of us say or do is going to deter the people a lot of profoundly obtuse voters have screwed over the rest of us by electing from flushing America down the commode of failed socialism has caused me to come to the conclusion that posting is, in the final analysis, as effective in countering the agendas of the left as not posting at all.

I love my country with all my heart, but I haven’t seen fit to post much lately when I’ve had some time to do so, because I feel as if all I’m doing is stating the inevitable.

To once again repeat a quote from the Richard Harris musical film, Camelot:

Don’t let it be forgot
that once there was a spot
for one brief shining moment
that was known as America Camelot.

by @ 5:24 pm. Filed under America's Future, Liberal Agendas