Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Muslims Riot at Amusement Park; 15 Arrested

Rye, NY, Aug 31, 2011. A riot broke out Tuesday afternoon at Playland Amusement Park when Muslim visitors became angry that the park was enforcing its ban on headgear by prohibiting the women from wearing their traditional head coverings on some rides.

Scarfs and headwear are banned on certain rides for safety reasons, as they can get caught and cause serious injuries, even deaths.

However, the Moslem park goers felt insulted by this safety rule, and said it shouldn't apply to them. Then shouting matches and fights broke out as they resisted attempts from Playland Security guards to get control of the situation. Eventually the police had to be called in.

Police from at least nine agencies converged on the park beginning at 3 p.m. after county police sought assistance in responding to the disturbance, which involved 30 to 40 people.

Two rangers were injured while breaking up a fight between visitors, and two visitors were charged with felony assault, police said. Another 13 people were arrested, most charged with disorderly conduct. Names were not disclosed, and all those charged were released by Tuesday night.

One of the rangers suffered an injured knee and the other an injured shoulder, said Deputy Parks Commissioner Peter Tartaglia.

The park was crowded with Muslims celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr, one of Islam’s two major holidays.

Most were from community groups in Westchester and New York City as part of a daylong event arranged by the Muslim American Society of New York.

“It’s unfortunate because everybody just wants to be home with their families today,” said Zead Ramadan of the Council on American Islamic Relations.

Parks officials “painstakingly” told the organizer about the headgear ban, said Tartaglia. But he said that the rules might not have been communicated by the organizer to some attendees.

Three accidents on Playland rides that killed two children and a park worker between 2004 and 2007 were unrelated to clothing the victims were wearing. But the headgear ban was among safety rules that went into effect after those deaths.

“It’s a safety issue on rides. If it’s a scarf, you could choke,” Tartaglia said.

Accounts of what happened varied, but everyone agreed the dispute began after parkgoers were told the headgear ban applied to women wearing traditional Muslim head coverings, known as hijabs.

Tartaglia said once word of that got out there were “a lot of unhappy people.”

There has been no comment from the White House about this yet, but we are expecting a standard "the police acted stupidly" response from President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya.

President Obama was raised as a Muslim and still celebrates Ramadan.

President's Uncle arrested for DUI; Facing Deportation

Oyango Obama - illegal alien
Boston, Aug 30, 2011. President Obama's uncle Oyango Obama was arrested late last week on suspicion of drunken driving and held without bail on an immigration detainer.

He reportedly has had a Social Security card illegally for the last 19 years.

Oyango Obama, whose sister Zeituni Oyango was also held last year for being illegal in the United States, is being represented by the same lawyer who won Zeituni Oyango's asylum.

A spokesman for Cleveland immigration attorney Margaret Wong told the Herald that he "wouldn't know how" Onyango obtained a Social Security number.

Onyango Obama was arrested last week in Framingham, about 20 miles west of Boston, after police said he made a rolling stop through a stop sign and nearly caused a cruiser to strike his sport utility vehicle.

Police said that after being booked at the police station, Obama was asked whether he wanted to make a telephone call to arrange for bail.

Barack's half brother Abongo
"I think I will call the White House," he stated, trying to get off the hook by mentioning his famous nephew Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, according to a police report filed in Framingham District Court. 

Police said Obama, who's originally from Kenya and is the half-brother of the president's late father, pleaded not guilty Friday and was being held without bail on a detainer from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In a court document, ICE said he had an earlier deportation or removal order.

An immigration detainer, used by ICE to identify people in jail or prison who could be deported, is a request to another law enforcement agency to notify ICE before releasing the person from custody so ICE can arrange to take over custody.  

A spokesman for ICE declined to comment on Obama's immigration case, and the White House had no comment.

The president refers in his memoir "Dreams from My Father," about retracing his roots and his 1988 trip to Kenya, to an Uncle Omar, who matches Obama's background and has the same date of birth.

Obama, 67, was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and failure to yield the right of way.

His sister Zeituni Oyango came to the U.S. from Kenya in 2000 and was denied asylum by an immigration judge in 2004. She stayed in the country illegally and was granted asylum last year by a judge who found she could be a target in Kenya not only for those who oppose the U.S. and the president but also for members of the Kenyan government.

President Obama's Aunt is also an illegal alien
Reached at her apartment in a South Boston public housing complex, Zeituni Onyango hung up on a Boston Herald reporter on Monday after saying: "Why don't you go to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, D.C., and ask your president? Not me."

The president's administration announced this month that it would allow many illegal immigrants facing deportation the chance to stay in the U.S. and apply for work permits and would focus on removing convicted criminals and people who might be national security or public safety threats.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Spin Cycle Launches New Blog

As we approach our first anniversary, The Spin Cycle is launching our second blog The Conservative Review of Books and Literature.

In less than one year the Spin Cycle has achieved over 40,000 hits from over 90 different nations worldwide, and has become a trusted source for unbiased news and information.

We report what the mainstream media refuses to report due to their political and economic ties to the radical left.

This new blog will be devoted to reviews and commentary about books written by prominent Conservative authors.

Reviews will not be limited to current books, and can include any book that is significant or important in gaining a better understanding of our system, our political process and our government.

We invite suggestions on books to review, and we would be happy to host guest reviewers.

Monday, August 29, 2011

One in Four Democrats Want to Dump Obama

Washington DC, Aug 29, 2011. There is some bad news for President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, as a significant portion of his own party are becoming disillusioned with his performance.

A new poll by CNN and ORC International finds that 27 percent of Democrats would like to see their party nominate a candidate other than Barack Obama for president in 2012.

In response to the question, "Do you think the Democratic party should renominate Barack Obama as the party's candidate for president in 2012, or do you think the Democratic party should nominate a different candidate for president in 2012?" 72 percent said they wanted to see Obama renominated. 

But this means that 27 percent, slightly more than one in every four, said they wanted to see Democrats nominate a different candidate.  One percent had no opinion.

The poll was taken August 24-25.  In a survey taken in early August, 28 percent of Democrats said they wanted a different candidate.  Polls taken in July and before showed Obama in a stronger position, with no more than 22 percent saying they preferred a different candidate.  The current poll is based on interviews with 463 Democrats and has a margin of error of 4.5 percent.

This new poll is just another indication of Democratic unhappiness with the president, but it does not mean that President Obama will face a challenge in his party's primaries.

If he isn't worried by this, then he should be
And there are even some voices calling for Hillary Clinton to be the Democrat nominee in 2012, replacing Barack Obama on the top if the ticket.

Even if President Obama gets the nomination, which he almost certainly will, there is a real chance that some of these disillusioned Democrats might vote Republican in 2012.

Considering the small margin of his victory in 2008 (53% to 47%) a shift of just a few percent of his voters could be very significant.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene Damage Much Less Than Expected; President Obama Takes Full Credit

The president even cut his vacation short!
NYC, Aug 28, 2011. Hurricane (now Tropical Storm) Irene's trek up the East Coast caused less damage than many had feared, a bit of reassuring news for a fragile economy.

Insured damages from the storm will likely range between $2 billion and $3 billion, and total losses will likely be about $7 billion, according to preliminary estimates from Kinetic Analysis Corp., a consulting firm.

Both figures are lower than had been expected, suggesting that the storm poses little threat to the nation's $14 trillion economy.

Some economists said that, as with past hurricanes and earthquakes, the recovery could end up boosting growth in the coming months. Demand for building repairs might help the depressed construction industry, for example.

"Irene left several places with black eyes, but it doesn't seem to have delivered an economic knockout," said Ryan Sweet, an economist at Moody's Analytics.

In the short run, the costs will grow as storm-ravaged areas deal with lost business, dislocated workers and transportation delays - damage that will take months to understand. And in some areas, the impact will be measured in lost tourist dollars, canceled flights and shuttered stores.

Irene slammed into a region that's vital to the economy's health. The mid-Atlantic and New England account for about 16 percent of the nation's economic output and about 14 percent of its workforce, Sweet said.

President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, issued a statement late today from the White House, taking full credit for the potential disaster being averted.  "The lives lost and the property damage is a huge tragedy, but it could have been a lot worse if I hadn't jumped into action when I did," he told us.

"I literally saved thousands of lives by coordinating a massive relief effort through FEMA and taking other necessary measures. This is in stark contrast to how President Bush mishandled and bungled Hurricane Katrina in 2005."

Mathews always maintains his objectivity
Chris Mathews, a popular talk show host on CNBC, echoed that sentiment. "We should thank God for President Obama," he told us.

"I can't imagine how any sensible person would vote against him in next year's election. First he caught Osama bin Laden, and now he brought us through this terrible hurricane safely."

"My leg is literally tingling with joy." 

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Government Vigorously Enforces "Endandered Tree List"

Federal Agents show no mercy to law breakers
Memphis TN, Aug 27. 2011. Since our Federal Government has already solved the problems of unemployment, terrorism, violent crime, the recession, and finally gotten a handle on the massive federal deficit, they have turned their attention to the most serious problem we face today: protecting rare trees in Madagascar. 

Agents from the Justice Department swooped in on Gibson Guitar this Wednesday, raiding factories and offices in Memphis and Nashville, seizing several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars.

Gibson's chairman and CEO, Henry Juszkiewicz, defended his company's manufacturing policies, accusing the Justice Department of bullying the company.

"The wood the government seized Wednesday is from a Forest Stewardship Council certified supplier," he said, suggesting the Feds are using the aggressive enforcement of overly broad laws to make the company cry uncle.

It isn't the first time that agents of the Fish and Wildlife Service have come knocking at the storied maker of such iconic instruments as the Les Paul electric guitar, the J-160E acoustic-electric John Lennon played, and essential jazz-boxes such as Charlie Christian's ES-150. In 2009 the Feds seized several guitars and pallets of wood from a Gibson factory, and both sides have been wrangling over the goods in a case with the delightful name "United States of America v. Ebony Wood in Various Forms."

The question in the first raid seemed to be whether Gibson had been buying illegally harvested hardwoods from protected forests, such as the Madagascar ebony that makes for such lovely fretboards.

The President is a big fan of rock music
And if Gibson did knowingly import illegally harvested ebony from Madagascar, that would be a major criminal offense, under the "Endangered Tree Act."

Peter Lowry, ebony and rosewood expert at the Missouri Botanical Garden, calls the Madagascar wood trade the "equivalent of Africa's blood diamonds."

But with the new raid, the government seems to be questioning whether some wood sourced from India met every regulatory jot and tittle.

It isn't just Gibson that is sweating. Musicians who play vintage guitars and other instruments made of environmentally protected materials are worried the authorities may be coming for them next.

If you are the lucky owner of a 1920s Martin guitar, it may well be made, in part, of Brazilian rosewood.

If you cross an international border with an instrument made of that now-restricted wood, then you better have correct and complete documentation proving the age of the instrument. Otherwise, you could lose it to a zealous customs agent—not to mention face fines and prosecution.

Recent revisions to 1900's Lacey Act require that anyone crossing the U.S. border declare every bit of flora or fauna being brought into the country. One is under "strict liability" to fill out the paperwork—and without any mistakes.

It's not enough to know that the body of your old guitar is made of spruce and maple: What's the bridge made of? If it's ebony, do you have the paperwork to show when and where that wood was harvested and when and where it was made into a bridge?

Is the nut holding the strings at the guitar's headstock bone, or could it be ivory? "Even if you have no knowledge—despite Herculean efforts to obtain it—that some piece of your guitar, no matter how small, was obtained illegally, you lose your guitar forever."

There may not be any question that an instrument is old enough to have grandfathered ivory keys. But you don't have the paperwork straight, then two-dozen federal agents will come calling.

Given the risks, why don't musicians just settle for the safety of carbon fiber? Some do—when concert pianist Jeffrey Sharkey moved to England two decades ago, he had Steinway replace the ivories on his piano with plastic.

Obama: Virginia Earthquake Caused by the "Bush Fault"

Washington DC. Aug 27, 2011. President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, now back at the White House,  revealed today that the 5.8 earthquake in Virginia last Tuesday was caused by the "Bush Fault."

The President explained that the Bush Fault-line that runs from Lynchburg to Fredericksburg was responsible for the earthquake. "Not very many people have heard about the Bush Fault, but it has been lurking there for over 20 million years, just waiting to cause a problem like this," the President said.

When reached for comment, former President George W. Bush, D-TX,  told us "I had nothing to do with this. The fault-line was named for a different Bush, a geologist from William and Mary College named Dr. Seymour R. Bush who discovered it in 1907."

President Barack Obama said that "this could be possible," but added "even if it wasn't G.W. Bush's fault-line, it was another Bush who was responsible. The whole family is no damn good."

The President continued, saying "He's done this kind of thing before, like in March when he caused that terrible earthquake and tsunami in Japan."

"Maybe that fault wasn't named after him that time, but he still caused it by giving senseless tax cuts to the rich, and water-boarding innocent Moslem terror suspects."

"You just can't fix all the problems Bush created overnight. It could take twenty, or thirty or even a hundred more years for Democrats to fix the mess Bush left behind him," the President added.

Friday, August 26, 2011

President Cuts Vacation Short due to Hurricane Irene

"Don't worry Mr. Soros, we're safe now"
Washington DC, Aug 26, 2011. President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, has arrived at Andrews Air Force Base after shortening his Martha's Vineyard vacation because of Hurricane Irene.

Obama had planned to return to the White House on Saturday. A spokesman says the president decided Friday morning to cut his vacation short because he wanted to be as far away from Martha's Vineyard as possible when the storm reaches that area.

"Only a total idiot would hang around here and wait for that hurricane to hit" he told us in an exclusive telephone interview. "We're going back to DC, now that Irene seems to be passing it by and heading straight for Martha's Vineyard."

With the hurricane tracking straight for Martha's Vineyard, the President decided not to take any chances and head back to DC. "The White House is the safest place to be in one of these things," he said. "They have at least a years worth of food and water stockpiled there, plus they have several emergency electric generators."

The President has a reputation for "going the other way" whenever he sees trouble coming.

Hurricane Irene should hit Martha's Vineyard Sun night

Before leaving Martha's Vineyard, Obama urged millions of people in Irene's path to obey instructions from their state and local officials, including orders to evacuate if told to do so.

Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha had been on the island getaway off Massachusetts since Aug. 18.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Shocking Expose: Michelle Spent $10M on Vacations

"For the first time in my life, I am proud of the USA"
Washington DC, Aug 24, 2011. Inside sources told the National Enquirer today that the First Lady has spent $10 million of U.S. taxpayers' money on vacations alone in the past year.

But according to new reports, this is the least of their extravagances.

While the Bush family was frequently criticized for making frequent trips back home to their ranch in Crawford Texas for weekends, the Obamas seem to take just as much time off the job but prefer to spend it at lavish resorts, taking rooms costing up to $10,000 per night.

They also have a habit of bringing all their friends and campaign donors with them, often at taxpayer expense too. As you can imagine, the costs can really run into a lot of money.

Obama vacations come pretty often, and always seem to include expensive massages, top shelf vodka and five-star hotels. This is why the First Lady is being accused of spending $10m in public money on her vacations

The media has not yet criticized the opulent lifestyle the Obamas are enjoying at taxpayer expense. At least not with the same zeal they had for criticizing the Bushs, whose only crime seemed to be "going home on weekends."

The Obamas' summer break on Martha's Vineyard has already been branded a PR disaster after the couple arrived four hours apart on separate government jets. Because they chose to fly separately, the transportation cost was doubled.
Tee Shirts celebrating their vacations are selling briskly
Sources call Michelle's frequent vacationing 'disgusting' and call her 'a vacation junkie." They say the 47-year-old mother-of-two has been indulging in five-star hotels, where she splashes out on expensive massages and alcohol.

One source told the National Enquirer: 'It's disgusting. Michelle is taking advantage of her privileged position while the most hardworking Americans can barely afford a week or two off work.

'When it's all added up, she's spent more than $10million in taxpayers' money on her vacations.' And that is just in the past year.

That amount DOES NOT include all the lavish vacations they took for some diplomatic or official purpose. The cost of those runs into the billions. This $10M is just for the Obama "family getaways" this year.

Affairs of state seem to take a back seat to the Obama vacation plans. Last week President Obama promised to show us his long awaited jobs plan "just as soon as I get back from my nine day vacation on Martha's Vineyard." Incidentally, this is the same jobs plan he promised to show us if we elected him. And we did that over 968 days ago.

The First Lady is believed to have taken 42 days of holiday in the past year, including a $375,000 break in Spain and a four-day ski trip to Vail, Colorado, where she spent $2,000 a night on a suite at the Sebastian hotel.

"I'll see you sometime in September"
And the first family's nine-day stay in Martha's Vineyard is also proving costly, with rental of the Blue Heron Farm property alone costing an estimated $50,000 a week.

"Michelle also enjoys drinking expensive booze during her trips. She favors martinis with top-shelf vodka and has a taste for rich sparking wines."

"The vacations are totally Michelle's idea. She's like a junkie. She can't schedule enough getaways, and she lives from one to the next - all the while sticking it to hardworking Americans."

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

U.S. National Debt Growing $3 million each minute!

Obama stops his tour bus to Eat some Ice Cream in Iowa 8-16-11
Washington DC, Aug 23, 2011. Our national debt now stands at $14,639,000,000,000. When Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, took the oath of office twice on Jan. 20, 2009, the national debt was $10,626,000,000,000.

Our debt is growing at about $3 million a minute, even during his vacation!

President Obama's spending rate has shattered all previous records. In just the last 945 days, he added $4,247,000,000,000 in new debt.

Every man, woman and child in America now owes almost $47,000. And President Obama, in less than 1000 days, drove that amount up from $34,000, essentially giving every one of us a $13,600 Obama Tax!

But it doesn't stop there, because we must repay this money with interest. And you know how that works. You borrow $100,000 to buy a house, and after 30 years of making payments, you have paid the bank back $300,000.

So, every day President Obama stays in office, the percentage of our budget we spend just for "interest on the national debt" keeps growing. In 2010, we spent $198 Billion on "interest on the national debt." This was 6% of our total budget. Mind you, not one cent of this $198 Billion paid down the principle, it was all for interest on that debt.

We are struggling right now to pay that 6% and President Obama's budget plans will result in that percentage mushrooming to 20% within the next ten years. That means we will be spending more money on interest than we spend on Defense, Social Security, Medicare, or anything else we spend money for.

Obama’s 2009 budget deficit was estimated at $1.5 trillion ($12,664 per household). While deficits naturally rise during recessions, one would expect them to eventually return back to the $100 billion to $400 billion range that prevailed before the recession.

Obama Reid Pelosi happy, file
"Don't worry. We'll be gone when they figure it out!"
 However, the President’s budget shows annual budget deficits averaging just under $1 trillion for the next decade—a level of borrowing that would cause the national debt to double.

These deficits would not only raise interest rates, they would also nearly quadruple the net interest costs of the national debt over the next decade.

The simple fact that all voters understand is "the more you borrow, the more you will have to pay back."

But, the President just doesn't get it.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Obama Winning Illegal War; Code Pink Celebrates

The jig is up for Muammar
Tripoli, Aug 22, 2011. President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, is on the verge of winning his illegal war in Libya. This stunning outcome ratifies the Bush foreign policy of intervention in Middle Eastern affairs, and marks the first real success of the Obama Administration.

President Obama has been so successful in carrying forward the Bush foreign policy, and expanding it when appropriate, that he is now ranked as the second most popular candidate for the GOP nomination in 2012.

The President's poll ratings for the GOP nomination fall somewhere between those of frontrunner Rick Perry, D-TX, and third place candidate Mitt Romney, R-MA.

Facing the offensive of the rebels, forces loyal to Gaddafi appeared to have crumbled quickly, and the guard unit responsible for Gaddafi's security had reportedly surrendered to the rebels.

President Obama is calling for Gadafi to step down, saying "The surest way for the bloodshed to end is simple: Muammar Gaddafi and his regime need to recognize that their rule has come to an end," Obama said in a statement. "Gaddafi needs to acknowledge the reality that he no longer controls Libya. He needs to relinquish power once and for all."

War Hero
At present, the whereabouts of Muammar Gaddafi remains a mystery. Gaddafi had vowed to fight to the last drop of blood and not to leave Libya.

A spokesman for Goldman Sachs, one of President Obama's main corporate sponsors, told us "This is really great news... we were shorting Gadaffi. We will make an obscene fortune off this!"

Ironically, the group "Code Pink" which was previously an anti-war protest group, is praising Obama for replacing the brutal dictator Khadaffi with an even more radical Moslem Brotherhood led government.

"This is great news for people like us who hate the USA," a Code Pink spokeswoman told us, on the condition of anonymity. "President Obama has replaced a Libyan regime that was hostile to the USA, with one that really hates the USA even more, and will sponsor even more acts of terrorism against our imperialist capitalist nation." 

"It's like we died and went to heaven," she continued, "We can now count on Libya to work closer with Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, and the DNC to undermine the USA."

Code Pink celebrates a great victory for President Obama
Cindy Sheehan, another very prominent anti-war protestor could not be reached for comment.

Informed sources say she is busy selecting a headstone for her son's grave. 

Her son, Army Specialist Casey Sheehan was killed in action while serving in the Iraq War in 2004 over more than 7 years ago, but she hasn't had time to select a headstone for his grave yet.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Opinion: They Myth of Christian Terrorism

Whenever the subject of Islamic terrorism comes up, some radical liberal or "progressive" will mention Timothy McVeigh as an example of Christian terrorism. I think they believe this "balances the scales" and proves that "anyone can be a terrorist" not just Moslems.

Timothy McVeigh was literally a godsend for people who wanted to criticize Christians, because he was a much more current example then their previous example...."The Spanish Inquisition" from 1480 to around 1532.

Finally, with Timothy McVeigh, they had a modern example of how bad Christians could be!

Lets examine this theory more closely by looking at the facts.

Timothy McVeigh was a psychopath who happened to be born in a Christian family. His imagined grievances were with the government, not with "non Christians." In fact he blew up a government building to make some kind of sick protest against the government's bungled raids at Waco and Ruby Ridge.

There is absolutely no evidence that McVeigh had any religious motivation to commit this crime. Yet we keep seeing him offered as "proof that Christians have terrorists too."

McVeigh was hunted down, captured, tried and convicted of murder in the first degree. Around six years later he was executed. In the USA, being executed six years after a crime is consider "a speedy resolution" since it usually takes twice that long.

No one named their newborn sons "Timothy" in his honor.
No books were written praising him.
No Christian group holds him up as a good example.

The U.S. Congress even passed a law immediately prior to his execution that would deny him burial rights in any military cemetery.

In fact, this man was scorned and universally despised in our Christian society.

This is your "Christian Terrorist!" Well, they are half right, because he certainly was a terrorist, but using the label "Christian" is dishonest because it implies that Christianity had something to do with his crimes.

Islamic terrorists gather in Mosques and plot their crimes there. They have been known to hide weapons in their Mosques, thinking they will be less likely to be attacked. The first attack on the WTC in 1993 was planned and carried out by Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahma (The Blind Sheik") who was a Mullah and Qur'anic scholar.

And then we have Osama bin Laden, who is literally worshiped by millions of people in the Islamic world. The most popular name for newborn boys born in Saudi Arabia was "Osama" for a long while after the 911 attack.

Osama bin Laden never made a speech where he didn't invoke Allah and Mohammed as his motivation to kill. He patiently tried to explain to us that he was committing these crimes against us because we violated Islamic laws and customs. At least in his view. 

Osama bin Laden would routinely blame Jews and Infidels, and call for their death.

Osama bin Laden was surrounded by sympathetic Mullahs and Imams who enabled, encouraged and supported his crimes. It was Mullah Omar in Afghanistan who hosted this monster.

Osama bin Laden had millions of fervent supporters. You would be hard pressed to find a dozen people who genuinely supported McVeigh's crime.

Almost ten years after the 911 attack, bin Laden was found hiding in The Islamic Republic of Pakisan. Obviously he had plenty of help in avoiding capture for so long. 

He was killed in a military raid, and President Obama had his body unceremoniously buried at sea, probably so there would be no shrine or monument to inflame other Moslems.

The Blind Sheik
We can all agree that Timothy McVeigh was a terrorist, but to infer he was a "Christian Terrorist" and was somehow motivated by religious faith, is patently absurd and dishonest.

McVeigh's Christian background had absolutely no relevance to the crime he committed. His Christian upbringing was a coincidence, not a cause for his crimes.

It might be just as honest to call him the "Buffalo NY Killer."

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Spin Cycle Book Review: The Art of Political War

This isn't a new book, it was first published in 2000. But it is an essential book if you want to understand how a small group of radicals can seize control of our government and our culture.

The author David Horowitz, a former leftwing radical himself, explains how the radical left has become so successful in dominating our nation. They do this in the same way all successful enterprises operate: they work harder at it, and they want it more than than their adversaries do.

They are willing to take more risk, and they are willing to bend or break laws to achieve their ends.  Essentially, this is a war in which only one side is doing the actual fighting.

The conservatives play by all the rules, and take their inevitable defeats graciously. The liberals will employ any means or method to win, because for them winning is essential.

Conservatives usually blame their failures on the media or unscrupulous opponents, and fail to see the real culprit is themselves. This book shatters the complacency of establishment conservatives. David Horowitz shows how Bill Clinton's generation, having mastered the art of political war, has spent the last ten years clobbering conservatives in and out of government. The best-selling author of Hating Whitey and Other Progressive Causes has the strategy to fight back.

Horowitz explains that the radical left has an innate advantage that skews the playing field towards them. They all come from an activist background, so they understand how to manipulate the masses. They all were in the Anti-War Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, the Women's Rights Movement, the Environmental Movement, or the Gay Liberation Movement. Meanwhile, the conservatives all come from the Rotary Clubs, the Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Boy Scouts.

Eventually, the radical left elected their own President, a man whose only work experience was as a "community organizer" for a radical group.

Anti war protests have stopped. Obama won, and it's his war now.
This book is actually a collection of essays, the first one being the largest and most important.  Horowitz opens his book with the six principles of politics that liberals understand and conservatives do not.

He next warns against the essentially liberal inclination to supervise the lives of a "helpless" citizenry. This "Puritan impulse" promises shipwreck for conservatives who fail to keep liberty as their watchword.

The success of the left is nowhere more evident than in the politics of race.

Revisiting a recent controversy in which Time branded him a "real live bigot," Horowitz probes an ugly strain of left-wing racism and reflects on the prospects for true racial justice.

He concludes with a profile of the radical mentality-hidden but real-of the American left. In 1972, the bomb-throwers took their battle from the streets into the McGovern campaign and became the activist core of the Democratic Party. A genuine ideological left thus entered the heart of America's political culture.

Once a notorious radical himself, David Horowitz understands the mind of the left better than any other conservative. Horowitz was raised by parents who were members of the American Communist Party, and who took him on summer vacations to Moscow!

During the early 1970s, Horowitz developed a close friendship with Black Panther Party founder Huey P. Newton. In Horowitz's subsequent writings, Newton is depicted as equal parts gangster, terrorist, intellectual, and media celebrity.

As part of their work together, Horowitz helped raised money for Newton and assisted with the running of a school for the children of Party members. He further recommended that Newton hire a bookkeeper, Betty Van Patter, who was then working for Ramparts.

In December 1974, Van Patter's murdered body was found floating in San Francisco Harbor. Horowitz, who was certain that the Panthers were responsible, had his suspicions confirmed by several Party members.

He has cited that experience as the catalyst which led him to reject Marxism completely.

The Art of Political War is an indispensable guide for the battles of the campaign season and beyond. Anyone who wants a better understanding of how the radical left has achieved so much success should read this book.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Media Double Standard is Alive and Well

The old media double standard is alive and well. And there is absolutely nothing anyone can do to prevent it.

Yesterday, in Spartanburg SC, Republican Candidate Michele Bachmann confused the anniversary of Elvis Presley's birth with the anniversary of his death.

And the leftwing media immediately launched into a feeding frenzy to completely vilify her.

Ms. Bachmann should take this as a high compliment, since they normally reserve this treatment for people they truly fear, like Ronald Reagan, Rush Limbaugh or Sarah Palin. Michele is now in good company.

Their technique is pretty simple. They will leap on any gaffe made by any Republican or Conservative while totally ignoring any gaffe made by one of their own liberal icons. They will magnify and exploit any speaking error made by anyone who opposes their radical agenda.

And everyone who speaks in public will occasionally make a mistake. 
Want proof? Then read on... 

CBS reluctantly had to fire him
The leftwing media sees themselves as the official propaganda corps of the Democrat Party. This was pretty obvious when Dan Rather was using forged documents on 60 Minutes to attempt to discredit President Bush and help elect John Kerry.

During the 2000 election we got to see the mainstream news anchors switch from jubilant (when Gore was ahead) to downright depressed when Bush went ahead.
Peter Jennings even said on the air "We might lose this one" when Florida was moved from the Gore column to the undecided column late in the night. Exactly what did he mean by "we?"

Consider the following: the leftwing media had a feeding frenzy over the following mistakes made by politicians on the right: 

* Dan Quayle didn't realize potato was spelled wrong (a unionized teacher wrote it on a card)
* Sarah Palin said she could see Russia from her house (Although, Palin never said it)
* GW Bush can't pronounce "nuclear" properly. He pronounced it just like Jimmy Carter does.
* Michele Bachmann confused the anniversary of Elvis' birth with the anniversary of his death.

Those first three items were milked for all they were worth as "proof that Republicans are stupid people." That Quayle gaffe happened 30 years ago, and Jay Leno is still telling jokes about it as proof that Dan Quayle is a dope.

The last one will now be used to bludgeon Michele Bachmann and to discredit the Tea Party Movement!

But, lets take a look at the serious REAL mistakes made by liberals that the mainstream media chose to ignore completely. These aren't just random slips of the tongue, these are people who are complete idiots, who just can't speak without a written script and a teleprompter.

* Barack Obama said "I've now been in 57 states — I think one left to go."
* Barack Obama, after bowling 129 " it was like Special Olympics, or something."
* Barack Obama, after police investigated a reported robbery "The Cambridge police acted stupidly."
* Barack Obama mispronounced ''Corpsman'' during a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast
* Barack Obama, confused German for ''Austrian,'' a language which does not exist
* Barack Obama: ''The Middle East is an issue that has plagued the region for centuries.''
* Barack Obama said ''this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died"
* Joe Biden said JOBS is a three letter word.
* Joe Biden said "When the stock market crashed, FDR went on TV and told us about it"
* Joe Biden asked a man in a wheelchair to "stand up and take a bow"
* Joe Biden talks about Delaware history “My state was a slave state.”
* Al Gore couldn't recognize statues of Washington and Jefferson at Monticello.
* Al Gore falsely claimed he invented the internet, and discovered Love Canal
* Al Gore once said "A zebra does not change its spots."
* Al Gore: "It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water"
* Hank Johnson told us that Guam would "tip over" if we sent more Marines there.
* Nancy Pelosi said "every month 500 million Americans lose their jobs."
* Bill Clinton: "African Americans watch the same news at night that ordinary Americans do."
* Harry Reid said this about Barack Obama "...he's light-skinned," and with "no negro dialect."
* Janet Napolitano, after a terrorist almost blew up an airplane with a bomb in his briefs: "The system worked."

Biden may hold the record
There are plenty more, but I think I gave enough examples to make my point.

If ANY of the above was said by a Republican or a Conservative, the media would have gone berserk.

But since they were all said by their leftwing friends, they were immediately dismissed and forgotten.

The double standard is indeed alive and well.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

54% Disapprove, 77% say "going down the wrong track"

Down 22% since the start of his term
Washington DC, Aug 14, 2011. President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, has reached his all-time low approval rating.

The latest Gallup poll has him sinking below 40% for the first time in his term in office.

New data posted Sunday shows that 39% of Americans approve of Obama's job performance, while 54% disapprove. The other 7% is undecided. These are the worst numbers of his presidency.

Obama's approval rating has hovered in the 40% range for much of 2011, peaking at 53% in the weeks following the death of Osama bin Laden.

But Americans' view of his job performance continued to tick downward as the debt-ceiling debate heated up. By the time he signed legislation averting a federal default, he was mired in the low-40% range.

The polling setback comes as the Republican race to unseat him has kicked into overdrive. The past week has been dominated by the activity in Iowa ahead of the Ames Straw Poll, and the entrance of a new contender in Texas Gov. Rick Perry. The candidates have routinely assailed Obama's leadership in appealing to conservative activists who dominate this stage of the nominating contest.

Obama is set to launch something of a counter-offensive on Monday with a three-day bus tour of the Midwest, a trip that includes two stops in Iowa. The White House denied that the itinerary was politically motivated, however.

The three-day tracking poll was conducted from Aug. 11-13. 
In a recent Rassmusen Poll  77% of voters say the country is heading down the wrong track. 

Most Republicans (88%) and voters not affiliated with either political party (82%) believe the country is heading down the wrong track.  Even a majority (63%) of Democrats now say the country is heading in the wrong direction. 

Friday, August 12, 2011

Federal Appeals Court Rules: Obamacare Unconstitutional!

There goes the legacy
Washington DC, Aug 12, 2011.  A Federal appeals court ruled today that President Barack Obama's, D-Kenya, healthcare law requiring Americans to buy healthcare insurance or face a penalty was unconstitutional.

This ruling delivers a huge blow to the White House, as the President is still dazed and confused by his complete failure to to "create jobs" and reverse the Great Obama Recession.

This ruling comes as Consumer Confidence has sunk to a 30 year low, and the President's approval ratings are at their lowest point since his election. None of this bodes well for his reelection hopes.

The Universal Healthcare Bill was the lone Obama accomplishment in the almost three years of bungling, fumbling and vacationing that has marked his term in office so far. The President had hoped that Universal Healthcare would be his legacy.

The Appeals Court for the 11th Circuit, based in Atlanta, found that Congress exceeded its autfhority by requiring Americans to buy coverage, but also ruled that the rest of the wide-ranging law could remain in effect.

The legality of the so-called individual mandate, a cornerstone of the 2010 healthcare law, is widely expected to be decided by the Supreme Court. The Obama administration has defended the provision as constitutional.

A grim message for the President from the 11th Circuit Court
The case stems from a challenge by 26 U.S. states which had argued the individual mandate, set to go into effect in 2014, was unconstitutional because Congress could not force Americans to buy health insurance or face the prospect of a penalty.

It was strictly this portion of the law, the "mandate to purchase," that was ruled unconstitutional. Had the plan been voluntary, then it is unlikely that any court would rule it unconstitutional.

"This economic mandate represents a wholly novel and potentially unbounded assertion of congressional authority: the ability to compel Americans to purchase an expensive health insurance product they have elected not to buy, and to make them re-purchase that insurance product every month for their entire lives," a divided three-judge panel said.

Obama and his administration had pressed for the law to help halt the steep increases in healthcare costs and expand insurance coverage to the more than 30 million Americans who are without it.

It argued that the requirement was legal under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution. One of the three judges of the appeals court panel, Stanley Marcus, agreed with the administration in dissenting from the majority opinion.

The majority "has ignored the undeniable fact that Congress' commerce power has grown exponentially over the past two centuries and is now generally accepted as having afforded Congress the authority to create rules regulating large areas of our national economy," Marcus wrote.  

Many other provisions of the healthcare law are already being implemented.

The decision contrasts with one by the U.S. Appeals Court for the 6th Circuit, based in Cincinnati, which had upheld the individual mandate as constitutional. That case has already been appealed to the Supreme Court.

The Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, based in Richmond, has yet to rule on a separate challenge by the state of Virginia.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Opinion: Was There Any Real Difference Between Them?

The two candidates in the 2008 election
Every day we see Republicans and Democrats sparring on every possible political issue.

Each side will demonize the other. The Republicans will be called "mean, heartless, greedy and selfish." The Democrats will be called "naive, foolish, treasonous, and elitist."

Most of us seem to believe there is some vast ideological difference between these two parties. But there really is very little difference between them. They seem to agree on almost 100% of all issues.

They just differ on the minor details, then magnify those differences for the sake of political rhetoric and exploit them for political advantage.

Their goal is to make YOU think you that YOU have a real choice, when you really have none. Their real goal is to win an election, or stay in office if they won the last one. They really don't give a rat's ass about what is good for the country. Just what is best for them.

Want proof? Then consider the following: 

BOTH parties have swallowed the Global Warming Hoax. Their only real difference is whether we should punish energy users more or less, and whether we should drive jobs offshore faster or slower. They even agree on this Cap and Trade stuff that penalizes any company that uses fossil fuel!

BOTH parties support Deficit Spending to buy votes. Their only real difference is whether we should borrow and raise taxes to spend more, or if we should just borrow without raising taxes to spend more. The later is only slightly less dangerous than the former.  Both parties will create new entitlement programs, while exempting themselves from having to participate in them.  

BOTH parties support Socializing Medicine. The Democrats see this as a vital way to make more people dependent on bigger government and to bolster their false image as being "more caring." The Republicans actually know it's a huge mistake, but figure they had to offer a "slightly less damaging alternative."

BOTH parties support Free Trade agreements that drive jobs offshore, and neither one wants these laws to be reciprocal. We open our markets to others, while they close their markets to us. The only reason they can get away with this is because we have too many stupid voters who cannot grasp the concepts involved.

BOTH parties support Illegal Immigration. The Republicans want cheap labor, and the Democrats want more disaffected minorities here, thinking they will eventually become Democrat voters. The Democrats want to pass tough immigration laws, but never enforce them. The Republicans want to build half a fence, as some symbol of defiance. Neither party has done anything to really control our borders since World War II. Now you know why.

BOTH parties are corrupted by lobbyists and special interests and can be bought and sold by huge corporate powers. I give the Democrats a lot of credit by doing the seemingly impossible. They somehow managed to get solid support from all the labor unions, while simultaneously getting solid support from all the huge multinational banks and corporations. They have no shame about buying support from GE or Goldman Sachs by giving them free tax money to bail them out when they screw up. I admire the chutzpah involved.

BOTH parties want the USA to police the world and promote "Nation Building." And this is a terrible waste of American money and blood. President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, campaigned on a promise to "end the war on day one," but instead he escalated the war in Afghanistan, started another war in Libya, and then started a robot drone war in Yemen. And his voters were too stupid to notice. Where did Cindy Sheehan go?

I could give you a dozen more good examples, but I think you get the idea.

Every single time one party gets complete control of government they fail to enact the reforms they proposed. Because they really don't want those reforms. Those were just empty promises made to their voters. Political "pillow talk."

When the GOP had full control of government, they did not outlaw abortions or outlaw gay marriage rights, even though they have been talking about doing just that for the last 30 years.  That was just pillow talk for the Christian Conservatives. They didn't lift any bans on drilling our own oil. In fact, they imposed a few more drilling bans of their own. More pillow talk.

When the Democrats have full control, like they did in President Obama's first two years in office, they conveniently forgot all the promises they made to their left wing voting base. Please note, they DID NOT raise taxes for the rich, they DID NOT "bring back the draft", they DID NOT "end the war" and they DID NOT "close Camp X-Ray and release the terrorist suspects." Even though they had the votes to do it, and had promised their voters they would do it.

And this is despite having super-majorities in BOTH houses of Congress, and president Obama sitting in the White House. This tells you that they never meant to do these things, this was just pillow talk for the radical left.

Both Ron Paul and Ralph Nader are threats to the two main parties
And here is the kicker. Whenever ANYONE emerges who doesn't substantially agree with these two parties, then both parties will attack them to marginalize them and destroy their chances to actually offer different solutions.

This applies equally to Ralph Nader and the Green Party, and to Ron Paul and the Tea Party.

They just don't want anyone offering you any real alternatives. They prefer their rigged game, where you must choose a "lesser evil" from two horrible choices.

And both choices seem to agree on all the issues. They just have minor disagreements on the means to implement them.

Lets face it... when your choice is Barack Obama or John McCain, then everyone loses except those who thrive on the political status quo. People like Dennis Kucinich and Sarah Palin will be destroyed by the two major parties and their friends in the media.

What this all means is that BOTH major parties are corrupt, and have conspired to create the illusion of a democratic choice, while offering you none. This explains why campaign themes are always tied to vague concepts like "hope and change" and not to specific plans and policies.

The bottom line is things will stay this way until we get fed up enough and do something about it. And that day may never happen, because people are too convinced that they need 400 cable channels and really slick smart phones and tablets to play with.

These things are more important to many voters than having a real choice on election day. And the proof is that almost half of us don't even bother to vote.

Some call not voting a dereliction of civic duty, but does it even matter if your only choices are both bad ones? By denying Americans a real choice both political parties have conspired to create a government driven by special interests.

Thomas Jefferson was right when he said "People will get the government they deserve."

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

President Obama Celebrates Ramadan at White House

"You can forget about that self-accountability crap"
Washington DC, Aug 10, 2011. President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, is hosting an Iftar dinner tonight to celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Ramadan is an Islamic religious observance that takes place during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, when the Qur’an was revealed. It is considered the most venerated and blessed month of the Islamic year. 

Prayers, sawm (fasting), charity, and self-accountability are especially stressed at this time; religious observances associated with Ramadan are kept throughout the month. 

During Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. They do not even drink water during this time. Iftar refers to the evening meal for breaking the daily fast. Iftar during Ramadan is often done as a community, with Muslims gathering to break their fast together. Iftar is done right after Maghrib (sunset) time.  

The Iftar is the dinner that breaks the holiday's daily fast. The dinner became an annual White House tradition under President Bill Clinton and was continued by President George W. Bush. Iftar meals are often held at mosques, and Islamic communities, to which Muslim families are invited. Iftars are also commonly held at Muslim households.

typical Iftar feast
President Obama hosts a White House Iftar dinner each year, and invites all of the local Moslem leaders and his closest political cronies to join in the feast.  

The food served usually consisted of  traditional Islamic cuisine: hubor over timnin (chicken over rice), lamb kabab, tika (grilled lamb), and hummus.

Since 1996, the United States Department of State holds an annual iftar dinner for community leaders from US society and faith groups as well as foreign policy officials.

Earlier in the day, the president has separate meetings scheduled with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to discuss ways of blaming former President Bush for the failure of the Obama economic policies.

Monday, August 8, 2011

No Confidence on Wall St: DJI Drops Another 635 points!

Traders watch in horror as market crashes
NYC, Aug 8, 2011. The markets weighed in again today on the relatively minor spending cuts made by President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, in his compromise deficit reduction deal.

The agreed upon spending cuts were so small, that they might not even cover the increased cost of interest caused by our credit rating downgrade last week.

Stocks took a sharp nosedive in another choppy day Monday to finish at session lows as investors fled from risky assets.

This continued sell-off follows S&P's downgrade of U.S.'s credit rating last week in addition to ongoing economic jitters and fears that the President isn't serious about fiscal responsibility.

Up until now, the president's economic policy has rested on "borrowing a lot of money, spending it quickly, and then printing more money to spend, in the hope that this might create a few new jobs." Unfortunately, this strategy has failed miserably. All we got for it was $6 trillion in new debt and a credit rating downgrade.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 634.76 points, or 5.55 percent, to finish at 10,809.85, well below the psychologically-significant 11,000 mark. The move marks the blue-chip index's biggest point and percent drop since Dec. 1, 2008.

All the birthday celebrations are over
The S&P 500 plummeted 79.92 points, or 6.66 percent, to close at 1,119.46, its lowest close since Sept. 10, 2010. Nasdaq sank 174.72 points, or 6.90 percent, to end at 2,357.69, its lowest close since October 4, 2010.

August is already on track to be the worst month for the S&P and Nasdaq since Oct. 2008.

All 10 S&P sectors ended lower, led by banks, energy and materials. Financials have plunged more than 20 percent this year.

Volume was very heavy with the consolidated tape of the NYSE at 9.29 billion shares, while 2.54 billion shares changed hands on the floor.

“Once we took out Friday’s lows, it was like a trapdoor opened,” Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services told CNBC. “This is very heavy volume again and that tells me that we’ve got people liquidating to raise cash."

Moody's said while they are maintaining the U.S.'s AAA status, the agency said it has doubts over the long-term enforceability of the budget cuts already decided by Congress.

This comes after Standard & Poor's move to downgrade U.S.'s rating to AA-plus from AAA last Friday after a wild week for stocks—its worst in more than two years.

And in its latest move, S&P also lowered Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Federal Home Loan Bank's debt to AA-plus from AAA.

The President blames the GOP for not cutting more spending
S&P came in for significant criticism from U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who said the rating agency showed "terrible judgment" in lowering the U.S. government’s credit rating.

Meanwhile, President Obama said financial markets around the world "still believe our credit is AAA and the world's investors agree," although his speech did little to cheer up the market.

In fact, the longer President Obama spoke, the more the market indexes dropped.