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I'm a Bitter Blogger, Clinging to My Guns and My Religion
Full of Antipathy Towards Liberals
For More Than Six Years!
Can you say "Delusional?"
HT to Pennsylvanian in Exile for this gem:
As more debate rages over the selling of US ports to a Dubai-based operating company, I'd like to get a few more of my 2 cents in:
I would be remiss to not post a hearty congrats to my friend, Scott, a/k/a PokerMeister, on getting accepted to med school this week!
While "W" is working hard to allay our fears about Dubai taking over several key Northeastern and Southern ports, here's something else to ponder about our "friends" in the United Arab Emirates:
Curses,..tagged by Kitty (again):
HT to Glenn McCoy at the Belleville News-Democrat:
With all the recent finger-pointing going on, let's set a few thing to right here:
So, as I'm reading the Katrina Report, a few things leaped from the pages and into my mind (that happens to me a lot, especially after a night of Yuengling):
This one comes straight from ALa at Blonde Sagacity:
OK,..blame Kitty for this one:
| you chose AY - your Enneagram type is EIGHT. |
"I must be strong"
Asserters are direct, self-reliant, self-confident, and protective.
How to Get Along with Me
What I Like About Being a Eight
What's Hard About Being a Eight
Eights as Children Often
Eights as Parents
The Enneagram Made Easy
Would you rather have chosen:
|My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:|
|Link: The Quick and Painless ENNEAGRAM Test written by felk on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test|
Big HT to Bob at Either Orr for this ROFLMAO funny:
OK,..first - revisiting the Snow Job of '06: Can someone explain to me how a storm that hit on a Saturday night and into Sunday afternoon STILL managed to f**k up my Monday morning commute? 2 1/2 hrs to go 15 miles?? I can't understand how two of the arguably wealthiest towns in PA (sLower Merion and Radnor) couldn't manage to clear four lanes of a major highway by 7:30! I've never given (s)Lower Merion high marks for their snow removal techniques, but I was left speechless over Radnor's handling. Normally, you can eat off the asphalt when Radnor clears a road. Unfortunately, it looks like they made one half-hearted pass over Lancaster Avenue, then allowed to local merchants and apartment complexes dump all of THEIR snow back onto Lancaster and never came back to clean up the mess!
Well,..after Mother Nature having a hot flash, we've finally started to look like winter around here!
Since its that crazy season when Leftywood decides to pat itself in the back, over and over, ad nauseum, I've decided on a little counter-programming of my own:
Today I turn 29 years old, and Stop the ACLU turns one. We started out on blogsnot. Here is our first post. Enough about that...on with the blogburst.
The Truth: Not only were they founded on Communism, they are about as liberal an organization in existence. The public saw first hand in 1988 how the ACLU was involved in politics. "The portrayal of the ACLU as a radical liberal lobby reached its climax in the 1988 presidential campaign when George Bush used ACLU membership as a black mark against his opponent Michael Dukakis. The perception had taken root that the ACLU of 1988 has about as much to do with civil liberties as the AT&T of 1988 has to do with telegraphs."
"Social reform, in a liberal direction, is the sine qua non of the ACLU. Its record, far from showing a momentary wavering from impartiality, is replete with attempts to reform American society according to the wisdom of liberalism. The truth of the matter is that the ACLU has always been a highly politicized organization."William Donahue
They may take a token case here and there for the other side to bolster its non-partisan claims, but those cases are far outweighed by their numerous other cases that are clearly intended to further its partisan agenda. They even keep scorecards on Congressmen and Representatives. Their claim of non-partisanship is what gives them their tax-exempt status, and nothing is further from the truth. They have split their organization into two in order to lobby their causes to the legislative branch.
The Truth: Despite all the rhetoric over the current NSA program, where the ACLU opposes the U.S. listening to traitor's having conversations with terrorists, the ACLU has no room to talk when it comes to violating privacy.
The American Civil Liberties Union is using sophisticated technology to collect a wide variety of information about its members and donors in a fund-raising effort that has ignited a bitter debate over its leaders' commitment to privacy rights.
Some board members say the extensive data collection makes a mockery of the organization's frequent criticism of banks, corporations and government agencies for their practice of accumulating data on people for marketing and other purposes.
Daniel S. Lowman, vice president for analytical services at Grenzebach Glier & Associates, the data firm hired by the A.C.L.U., said the software the organization is using, Prospect Explorer, combs a broad range of publicly available data to compile a file with information like an individual's wealth, holdings in public corporations, other assets and philanthropic interests.
The issue has attracted the attention of the New York attorney general, who is looking into whether the group violated its promises to protect the privacy of its donors and members. NY Times
The Truth: If you think the ACLU represents the average American values, then you are sadly misguided. Their absolutist views of liberty go far beyond what most people could ever support. They support the legalization of child porn distribution , and un-regulated prostitution. They are far from the traditional thoughts of patriotism, constantly defending Americas enemies, and fighting efforts of military recruiters.
The Truth: The ACLU defends the parts of the Bill of Rights that are in line with its agenda. What about the second, ninth, and tenth amendment?
ACLU POLICY "The ACLU believes that the individual's right to bear arms applies only to the preservation or efficiency of a well-regulated militia. Except for lawful police and military purposes, the possession of weapons by individuals is not constitutionally protected. Therefore, there is no constitutional impediment to the regulation of firearms."ACLU
And they certainly don't believe in States rights, constantly attempting to override the will of the people via the judicial branch.
The Truth: The ACLU claims to be the great defender of liberty, but the truth is that their definition of liberty is limited to what alligns within their agenda. As a matter of fact, the ACLU is the foremost religious censor in America. Despite the fact that this nation was founded upon the ideals of religious freedom, the ACLU has succeeded in manipulating the very founding principles through the corrupted judicial branch to repress the religious expression of America, and continues to work daily at erasing our National religious heritage from the pages of history.details
The Truth: What a joke! When 9-11 occurred what measures did the ACLU take to ensure our safety? None, zip, nada. This organization has done nothing to ensure our safety, in fact it has chosen to sue our government on behalf of terrorists outside of their legal jurisdiction while they were located in prisons on foreign soil.
They have since then demanded that the government release and make public top secret security information regarding not only the activities of our military, but also that of our intelligence forces. They have also initiated one lawsuit after another against the government to stop the searching of individuals for security purposes in mass transit situations, to stop what they call profiling (we will never see a Protestant white middle-aged woman as a terrorist working with an extremist Islamic organization) by race, sex and religion, and to stop the government from detaining and questioning or interrogating individuals who have ties or contact with known terrorist individuals and organizations.
They say they are for a safe and free America. Yet their actions speak very loudly the opposite of the lip service they give in this banner for a safe America.
The Truth: If you count terrorists, child molesters, and murderers as oppressed and helpless, then you may think this one is true. The truly defensless are the very children being harmed by these perverts the ACLU defend. The ACLU don't believe children have any rights, unless it is to murder their own children without their parents ever knowing.
They are constantly stepping outside the bounds of America, reaching out to help the very enemy. They fight every effort by our government to protect us, and sue them every chance we get. For the ACLU, the mighty checkbook takes precendence over America's security, and many think they are rooting for the enemy. It isn't hard to believe when theytry to get admitted terrorists off the hook.
The Truth: One of the great myths of the 20th - and now 21st - century is the belief that the American Civil Liberties Union was an organization that had a noble beginning, but somehow strayed off course.
That myth is untrue. The ACLU set a course to destroy America – her freedom and her values - right from the start.
From its very beginning, the ACLU had strong socialist and communist ties. As early as 1931, the U.S. Congress was alarmed by the ACLU's devotion to communism. A report by the Special House Committee to Investigate Communist Activities stated
The American Civil Liberties Union is closely affiliated with the communist movement in the United States, and fully 90 percent of its efforts are on behalf of communists who have come into conflict with the law. It claims to stand for free speech, free press and free assembly, but it is quite apparent that the main function of the ACLU is an attempt to protect the communists.
Roger Baldwin and Crystal Eastman founded the ACLU in 1920 along with three other organizations dedicated to the most leftist of causes. The histories of these two individuals belie their claims of patriotism and respect for the Constitution.
Baldwin openly sought the utter destruction of American society. Fifteen years after the founding of the ACLU, Baldwin wrote:
I am for Socialism, disarmament and ultimately, for the abolishing of the State itself … I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class and sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.
The Truth: The Civil Rights Act, intended to help poor people who could not afford to defend their rights, grants judges the right to award attorney's fees in civil rights cases. The ACLU have turned this on its head, often using it to threaten small schools and local governments that can not afford to defend themselves from the ACLU.
Take it from a former ACLU Lawyer, Reese Llyod:
Stated Lloyd: "The ACLU has perverted, distorted and exploited the Civil Rights Act … to turn it into a lawyer-enrichment act."
Lloyd says the American people are "oblivious" to how many millions of dollars in taxpayer funds are going to the ACLU each year.
The attorney pointed out many attorneys in cases brought by the ACLU are volunteers, so the fees the group is awarded normally do not go to reimburse an attorney but rather directly into the organization's coffers.
First, congrats to the Steelers for coming back from being the Number 6 seed and winning the big dance!
HT to BobG at Sweet Spirits of Ammonia for this:
Bad Habits by Sign
(No! They haven't cloned Hillary, yet!)
This has been a very disappointing period of time for the ACLU. Two strict constructionists appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. One of which reviews Supreme Court appeals from the 9th Circus, Justice Alito. I have a feeling that there will be a lot of cases from the 9th making it to the Supreme Court as well as an increase in the number of reversals nation wide.
Gads,..tagged by klkk over at My Army Life and Times!