LEGEND OF THE DOGWOOD AND PINE TREES

THE DOGWOOD

 

dogwood tree photo: Dogwood DSCN0739-1.jpg

There is a Christian legend of unknown origin that proclaims that the cross used to crucify Jesus was constructed of dogwood.   As the story goes, during the time of Jesus, the dogwood was larger and stronger than it is today and was the largest tree in the area of Jerusalem.  After his crucifixion, Jesus changed the plant to its current form:  he shortened it and twisted its branches to assure an end to its use for the construction of crosses. He also transformed its inflorescence  into a representation of the crucifixion itself, with the four white bracts cross-shaped, which represent the four corners of the cross, each bearing a rusty indentation as of a nail and the red stamens of the flower, represents Jesus’ crown of thorns, and the clustered red fruit represent his blood.

Here are two beautiful poems about the significance of the dogwood for you to reflect upon this Easter season.


Many years ago, a dogwood tree grew on a hill outside Jerusalem. In those days, the dogwood tree was as tall
and mighty as an oak, and this tree was the tallest of all the dogwoods, and extremely proud of its strength.

“Something wonderful is going to happen to me,” it said to anyone who would listen. “I’ll probably become the mast that holds the big sail on a grand ship, or the main timber supporting a great house.”

Unfortunately, the huge old dogwood was cut down to become the cross to which Jesus was nailed. The tree was horrified. All its dreams of glory were smashed, and it groaned in agony as two boards
from its trunk were nailed together.

Jesus took pity on the tree, even as he carried it to Calvary. “You will never be put to such use again,” He told it. “From this day on, your shape will change, even as will the world. You will become slender and sway easily with the breeze. And instead of acorns, you will bear flowers in the shape of a cross… with two long and two short petals. In the center of the outer edge of each petal, there will be nail prints… brown with rust and red with bloodstains to show the world how you have suffered.”

“Last of all, the center of your flowers will be marked as though with a crown of thorns to remind people forevermore, that you and I spent our last moments together.” And so it was. And so it is.

~ Author Unknown ~

In Jesus’ time, the dogwood grew
To a stately size and a lovely hue.
‘Twas strong and firm it’s branches interwoven
For the cross of Christ its timbers were chosen.
Seeing the distress at this use of their wood
Christ made a promise which still holds good:
“Never again shall the dogwood grow
Large enough to be used so.
Slender and twisted, it shall be
With blossoms like the cross for all to see.
As blood stains the petals marked in brown
The blossom’s center wears a thorny crown.
All who see it will remember Me
Crucified on a cross from the dogwood tree.
Cherished and protected, this tree shall be
A reminder to all of my agony.”

~ Author Unknown ~

THE PINE TREE

CROSSES

Do the pine trees really know when it is Easter???

Pine trees will start their new growth in the weeks before Easter; if you look closely at the tops of the Pine trees two weeks before, you will see the yellow shoots.

As the days get close to Easter Sunday, the tallest shoot will branch off and form a cross.

Near the time when Easter Sunday comes around, you will see that most of the pine trees will have small yellow crosses on all of the tallest shoots.

This tree can only be found in southeastern United States. It grows in all of Florida, and the southern half of Georgia and Alabama.

THE STORY OF THE PINE TREE CROSS

AUTHOR UNKNOWN

Last April on a Sunday, we took one of our “nowhere” drives. My husband was quietly driving a back road and I was occupied in the front passenger seat watching the scenery. I noticed out of the corner of my eye that my husband was straining to look out my window. This startled me, since his eyes should be on the road in front of him. I asked him what he was looking at out the windows, and he quietly replied, “Nothing.” His eyes went back to the road in front of him.

After a few minutes, I looked over at my husband and noticed a tear running down his cheek. I asked him what was wrong. This time he told me, “I was just thinking about Pop and a story he had once told me.” Of course, because it had to do with his Pop, I wanted to know the story, so I asked him to share it with me.

He said, “When I was about 8 years old, Pop and I were out fishing and that’s when he told me that the Pine trees know when it is Easter.” I had no idea what he meant by that, so I pressed him for more information.

He continued on… “The Pine trees start their new growth in the weeks before Easter… If you look at the tops of the Pine trees two weeks before, you will see the yellow shoots. As the days get closer to Easter Sunday, the tallest shoot will branch off and form a cross. By the time Easter Sunday comes around, you will see that most of the Pine trees will have small yellow crosses on all of the tallest shoots.”

I turned to look out the window and I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was a week before Easter, and you could see all of the trees with the tall yellow shoots stretching to Heaven.

The tallest ones shone in the sunlight like rows of tiny golden crosses.

SOURCES:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornus_%28genus%29

http://images.google.com/images?q=flowering%20dogwood

While I discovered there are many websites that have the above poems featured,  I had actually retrieved them from excerpts I had saved from church newsletters and greeting cards, so I did not include any sources.

 

 

WISHING ALL OF YOU A BLESSED EASTER SEASON

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3 Responses to LEGEND OF THE DOGWOOD AND PINE TREES

  1. jrinNC says:

    210 Responses to “LEGEND OF THE DOGWOOD AND PINE TREES”
    1. Troy Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 7:30 am
    Fine post, jr!!!!

    2. jrinNC Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 7:32 am
    Today is Good Friday, Hope everyone takes a few moments to remember the sacrifice God made today by giving up his only begotten Son and the pain and suffering our Saviour went through that we are forgiven of our sins and will have everlasting life by just having faith and believing in him – that gift is “free” to all. For all who do not share these views I still hope you have a wonderful Good Friday –
    (Good day to plant if you have a garden)

    3. jrinNC Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 7:33 am
    Hehehe – As if you didn’t know – By the way I assume your’s will be next because I still have to finish up cynka’s so her’s can follow your special one.
    4. Troy Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 7:41 am
    By the way I assume your’s will be next
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    Makes sense to me.
    I think grammy still has a few more pics to add to it.
    5. Troy Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 7:50 am
    ….and now the Army is using Alinsky tactics against it’s own.
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    Army suggests brain scan for eligibility challenger
    Flight surgeon questions Obama’s right to be commander in chief
    ——————————————————————————–
    Posted: April 01, 2010
    11:25 pm Eastern
    By Bob Unruh
    © 2010 WorldNetDaily
    The U.S. Army is – unofficially – suggesting a brain scan and medical evaluation for an officer who announced he would refuse to follow further orders until and unless President Obama documents his constitutional eligibility to be commander in chief.
    Lt. Col. Terry Lakin is the highest-ranking and first active-duty officer to refuse to obey orders based on President Obama’s eligibility.
    A spokeswoman for the developing case of Lt. Col. Terry Lakin, a flight surgeon with 18 years in the service, said the recommendation came to Lakin today from an officer whose name was not being used who implied that those higher up the chain of command thought it was a good idea.
    The suggestion was described to WND by spokeswoman Margaret Calhoun Hemenway, a veteran Washington appointee and now volunteer spokeswoman, as being presented in a “solicitous” manner.
    Officially, the U.S. Army says it has no plans for formal action at this point against the officer. But the controversy also raises the prospect that the government may be unwilling to pursue a prosecution because of the possible ramifications – including a defense demand for a court-ordered discovery process that would target Obama’s historical documentation.
    As WND reported, Lakin is an active-duty flight surgeon charged with caring for Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey’s pilots and air crew.
    The top-ranking, highly decorated officer says he’s refusing all orders until Obama releases his long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate to prove his eligibility to serve as commander in chief.
    “I feel I have no choice but the distasteful one of inviting my own court martial,” Lakin said in a statement. “The Constitution matters. The truth matters.”
    He continued, “For the first time in all my years of service to our great nation, and at great peril to my career and future, I am choosing to disobey what I believe are illegal orders, including an order to deploy to Afghanistan for my second tour of duty there. I will disobey my orders to deploy because I – and I believe all servicemen and women and the American people – deserve the truth about President Obama’s constitutional eligibility to the office of the presidency and the commander in chief.
    (Story continues below)

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=135313

    6. Troy Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 7:52 am
    3D-face creator says Shroud proves resurrection
    ‘Jesus was more than just a spiritual event’
    ——————————————————————————–
    Posted: April 01, 2010
    11:25 pm Eastern
    © 2010 WorldNetDaily
    Ray Downing and John Jackson, a physics lecturer at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs who runs the Turin Shroud Center of Colorado (photo courtesy History Channel)
    “People are not going to forget the face of Jesus this Easter,” says Ray Downing, creator of the 3D computer technology that produced the “real face of Jesus” from the image of the crucified man in the Shroud of Turin. The image was seen in a highly watched History Channel special broadcast Tuesday. The program will be replayed Saturday night and Easter Sunday afternoon.
    “Jesus was more than just a spiritual event,” Downing said. “Studying the Shroud to produce the 3D face of Jesus, we encountered scientific evidence that the resurrection was a real physical event that happened in a moment of time 2,000 years ago.”
    In the two-hour documentary, Downing brought together science and religion by using cutting-edge computer technology to create a life-like image from the Shroud of Turin of the man millions have believed for centuries to be Jesus Christ.
    Be one of the first to get No. 1 New York Times best-selling author Jerome Corsi’s stunning new novel of faith and reason centering on the Shroud of Turin – titled “THE SHROUD CODEX” – scheduled for release April 13.
    The History Channel told WND the documentary was viewed by more than 2.2 million people, an 83 percent increase for the Tuesday 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern Time slot in which the documentary was first aired this week.
    (Story continues below)

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=135321

    7. jrinNC Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 8:06 am
    3D-face creator says Shroud proves resurrection
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    I saw that re-creation – it was truly amazing. Science has come such a long way I do not doubt that we are able to do things like this.
    8. jrinNC Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 8:08 am
    Army suggests brain scan for eligibility challenger
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    Lakin better be careful – he might end up with a “scar” on his head like BO has!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I noticed that scar the other day and it was very noticeable – wonder what it is from – implant??????????????
    9. jrinNC Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 8:11 am
    Obama Set to Reject U.S. ‘Nuclear Posture’
    President Obama will rewrite America’s policy on nuclear weapons next week, heralding further reductions in the U.S. stockpile and giving a pledge not to develop new systems.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/04/01/obama-set-reject-nuclear-posture/

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    This man will leave us totally exposed before all is said and done.
    10. jrinNC Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 8:13 am
    FBI: Anti-Government Group’s Call to Remove Governors Could Encourage Violence
    A federal intelligence note is warning police that an anti-government group’s call to remove dozens of sitting governors may encourage others to act out violently.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/04/02/fbi-anti-government-groups-remove-governors-encourage-violence/

    **************************************
    Looks as if Restore America/Guardian is being shut down before they even get started.
    11. jrinNC Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 8:19 am
    Obama: Limbaugh, Beck Spreading ‘Vitriol’
    In an interview with CBS News’ Harry Smith Thursday, Obama suggested that the two leading conservative voices on the airwaves were stirring up hatred toward him. (Video)

    http://newsmax.com/InsideCover/obama-beck-limbaugh-cbs/2010/04/01/id/354544

    12. jrinNC Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 8:26 am
    Krauthammer Says GOP Can Win Big in November by Making a “Coherent Case” Against Obama’s Massive Debt Creation –
    13. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 8:26 am
    Jr beautiful thread! In Richmond headed to dr appt.bbl
    14. jrinNC Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 8:28 am
    Obama’s Approval Rating Hits New Low
    President Obama’s overall job approval rating has fallen to an all-time low of 44 percent, down five points from late March, just before the health bill’s passage in the House of Representatives. It’s down 24 points since his all-time high last April. Forty-one percent of those polled said they disapproved of the president’s performance.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20001629-503544.html

    15. Troy Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 9:12 am
    I’m outta here…Gotta meeting with some fishes!!!

    16. jrinNC Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 9:27 am
    Have good day Troy
    17. CJ Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 10:12 am
    Jr: Wonderful post! I am so glad you included the information about the pine tree crosses. Such a beautiful way that nature honors our Creator and Saviour.
    I wish all a blessed Good Friday and Easter. It is such an important time for Christians everywhere to remember what our faith is all about. And a blessed PassOver to all who celebrate the Jewish faith. May we all offer prayers of thanks and for a sincere love of our God. The coming year will be very trying for all of us and we need to stop and remember who really will help and care for us in the end. Have faith!
    Off to my garden again today. It’s going to be in the mid to high 70’s and sunny. I am loving that!!!!
    18. jrinNC Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 10:30 am
    Doctor tells Obama supporters: Go elsewhere for health care
    A Mount Dora doctor posted a sign telling Obama health care supporters to go elsewhere.

    19. jrinNC Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 10:35 am
    Glad everyone likes the thread.
    CJ – It is beautiful here today too. I have already been outside getting my downed tree from the snow storm cut up. Luckily I have 2 chains saws because my bigger one the cord broke. I will have to put on a new cord so I can cut up the big part of the tree. The little one I have is OK for the small branches. Also been working in my garden. I am not doing a big one this year, just a small one near the house. I have decided it is cheaper for me to go to this big farm nearby and get my other vegetables from there for freezing and canning.
    20. CJ Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 12:12 pm
    jr: Well be careful with that chain saw. I am afraid to touch one of those as I can be clumsy at times, lol. Just came in and have a nice healthy lunch waiting. Have to work off those winter/computer sitting pounds!! The sun felt sooo good after such a long winter even though we had very little snow –well at least much less than we usually get. The farmer’s almanac said April for us will be warm and dry. So far so good (1 day)!! Our spring sometimes gets delayed because of the ice boom they use to hold ice back on Lake Erie. Keeps the winds off the lake very cool until well into April usually.
    21. Katie Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    Happy Easter to all, and thank you jr for ANOTHER beautiful thread. Your endless list of talents and skills never fails to amaze me.
    We spent the morning on our annual visit w/ the financial planner. Suffice it to say I left with pounding temples – I don’t even want to know what my BP is right now. These people are skilled in the day to day investment process, but I honestly believe they have their head stuck in the sand and aren’t looking at the big picture.
    No gardening in our neck of the woods – we’re at 43 degrees today for the high, and no sign of 70’s for at least the next two weeks. Global warming again…
    So the Restore America Plan is turning out to be fascinating. What makes me think this is legit is how quickly the media is jumping all over it with disinformation (of course, it’s a “right-wing extremist militia” group) I also find it interesting that this happened on Good Friday. A day when the market is closed.
    Stand by, folks. If this is real, then I expect something awful to distract from the process.
    22. Fae Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    I just wanted to say Happy Easter to everyone. I always read this site but very seldom comment. I am on my way down to the Abortion Clinic where we do the stations of the cross every Good Friday. I just loved the story of the pine tree’s!! Again Happy Easter from North Dakota!!
    23. CJ Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 2:37 pm
    Katie: I am fascinated by the RAP too. I actually thought at first it was just another small group of wishful thinkers. Now I’m not so sure. For all the media to be talking about it, in detail no less, including Fox makes me wonder big time what is really going on. We shall see I guess.
    My sister lives in CO and I love to tease her when it’s still cold there but not here where the world thinks we live in Arctic conditions 10 months out of the year. So not true but that’s another story. She moved about 5 years ago and we like to diss each other all the time re the weather. I know she loves the fact that the sun shines so much there and she’s right that we have some gloomy stretches of gray here in the winter. I thought it was absolutely beautiful when we visited your fair state. Can’t wait to go again!
    24. jrinNC Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 2:44 pm
    Hey Fae good to see you again – been a while. Thank you for taking your time to do something that shows you care at these clinics. Stop in and chat more often.
    25. jrinNC Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 2:50 pm
    If this is real, then I expect something awful to distract from the process.
    *****************************************
    I am a little antsy myself over this situation. I sure hope they have all their ducks in a row.
    26. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    jr/Troy — you have mail.
    27. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 4:18 pm
    Hey Gang — tried to open the Fox News link that jr posted at 8:13 am and my computer went crazy with about 10 tabs showing up trying to connect. Don’t know if anyone else has had a problem with that link.
    28. Katie Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 4:29 pm
    Frances Fox Piven Joins Board of Project Vote – What Could Go Wrong?

    http://biggovernment.com/kolson/2010/04/02/frances-fox-piven-joins-board-of-project-vote-what-could-go-wrong/

    29. jrh Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 4:31 pm
    I think we can now be pretty sure that the RAP letters did indeed get delivered. I have seen media reports (including FOX) on this and can name MI, LA, CO, NV at least as acknowledging receipt. Of course the MSM spin is coupling this with ‘right wing’ extremism and anti-government kooks.
    The Declaration (sample) that was delivered is here:

    http://educationcenter2000.com/Grand%20Jury%20Study/04_DeclarationSample.pdf

    It’s some pretty heavy stuff and is sure to raise the BS meters on most rational folks. But the ball is really rolling on this, so we are bound to hear more and more I think.
    The rumor mill is suggesting that Norman Schwarzkopf is coordinating the military side and that Dick Cheney may be involved as well. They even identified Ruth Ginsberg as being a part (very hard to believe).
    We now have to do our best to separate the facts from the blogpoop as usual, but it appears to be worthy of some attention.
    If this thing has legs (i.e., military backing) then it would appear a form of coup has been launched.
    We can naturally expect the corrupt powers to spare nothing to put this down. Again, IF the military backs it, I would side with them since they have the biggest guns, and that’s exactly what it will take to have any chance at all.
    If it fizzles, it’s yet another false hope dashed by reality. If not, this is the story of our lifetimes.
    I, for one, would like to have our Republic back. I miss it.
    30. jrinNC Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 4:47 pm
    Grammy I checked link it was OK for me, but here it is again – I recopied the link from Fox web site.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/04/02/fbi-anti-government-groups-remove-governors-encourage-violence/

    PS – Sent you email
    31. jrinNC Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 5:19 pm
    What Should States Do When the Federal Government Usurps Power?
    Advice From James Madison, Father of the U.S. Constitution

    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/21596

    32. jrinNC Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 5:21 pm
    Six says he won’t challenge health care law
    Kansas Attorney General Steve Six said he won’t sue Washington to challenge the federal health care reform law.

    http://primebuzz.kcstar.com/?q=node/21946

    33. jrinNC Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 5:26 pm
    White House responds to National Guard deployment call – Arizona
    the administration will continue “monitoring” the situation.

    http://www.kgun9.com/Global/story.asp?S=12244731

    34. jrinNC Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 5:28 pm
    Medicare Docs Guess at Paychecks Amid Reimbursement Questions
    It’s no joke for doctors that today marks the day that Medicare’s 21% reimbursement pay cuts were to go into effect.

    http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2010/04/01/medicare-docs-guess-at-paychecks-amid-reimbursement-questions/

    35. Katie Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 5:39 pm
    Everyone has lost their footing at one time or another. What I find remarkable about this is not one of the handful of people around him even attempted to grab him. Hmmm…
    36. jrinNC Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 7:44 pm
    From Tyrant to Tyrant
    Regain Freedom at the Ballot Box
    Read more: http://www.silentmajority09.com/2010/04/from-tyrant-to-tyrant.html#ixzz0jzeitKLq
    37. Troy Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 7:44 pm
    Just in from fishing….Did pretty good, not GREAT.
    jrh and Fae, nice to see you both here today!
    Happt Easter, everyone!!!
    38. jrinNC Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 7:49 pm
    Obama’s 17-minute, 2,500-word response to woman’s claim of being ‘over-taxed’ (This was in Charlotte today)
    ( but he gave a 17min speech on health care – people even walked out)

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2010/04/obamas-17-minute-2500-word-res.html#more

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    I am glad, now they know just how stupid he really is
    39. jrinNC Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 7:53 pm
    Reid Cancels Speech, Blames Threats

    http://www.thefoxnation.com/harry-reid/2010/04/02/reid-cancels-speech-blames-threats

    ********************************
    Read the comments
    40. jrinNC Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 7:56 pm
    Feds: Homes with Chinese drywall must be gutted
    New federal guidelines say thousands of U.S. homes tainted by Chinese drywall won’t be safe unless they are completely gutted.The Consumer Product Safety Commission released the guidelines Friday. They say electrical wiring, outlets, circuit breakers, fire alarm systems, carbon monoxide alarms, fire sprinklers, gas pipes and drywall must be removed.About 3,000 homeowners, mostly in Florida, Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana, have reported problems with the Chinese-made drywall.

    http://www.wjla.com/news/aploader.html?js=ktul&id=721933

    41. jrinNC Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 8:01 pm
    Did pretty good, not GREAT.
    ************************************
    The most important thing was – YOU HAD FUN

    42. Troy Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 8:12 pm
    Lmao!!!….Is that a dancing weiner in a condom???
    43. Troy Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 8:16 pm
    Hehehe….I set the fish cooler outside on a picnic table and all the kitties surrounded it….Now they are in here begging me to go out and clean the fish…Roflmao!
    44. jrinNC Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 8:24 pm
    They are smart litter critters – If I were them I would be dragging you out by the pants leg
    45. Katie Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 8:30 pm
    “Incorporating the “Let’s Move” motto into Sasha and Malia’s spring break activities, Michelle moved through New York City, with fifteen guests, on a culinary tasting tour that did anything but support the healthy eating the First Lady promotes. While visiting New York City Michelle’s entourage managed to take a bite out of everything except, Big Apples.”
    (More “do as I say, not as I do” from the wide one.)

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/04/flotus_tasting_tour.html

    Be sure to read the comments here, too. Troy’ll have a grand time with this one!
    46. jrinNC Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 8:55 pm
    Like I have said before – she needs to look at herself before she starts telling others, especially children how to eat – OOPS I forgot she can’t see what is behind her.
    47. Troy Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 8:57 pm
    If someone told her to “haul-ass” she would have to make two trips!!!
    48. jrinNC Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 9:34 pm
    Troy did you place an emotion con at the bottom on the thread?????? It didn’t take. Was in html but not working.
    49. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 9:36 pm
    jr — great to see that some had the courage to walk out on his dribble — they were probably taking names outside (or pictures). And poor Harry being threatened — I hope he’s afraid to leave his home eventually!
    Thanks for fixing the thread jr!
    50. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 9:40 pm
    If someone told her to “haul-ass” she would have to make two trips!!!
    **************

    51. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 9:42 pm
    My little munchie smiley didn’t show up either
    52. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 9:45 pm
    Obama Aiding and Abetting National Suicide?
    In most countries is a crime to help one person commit suicide.
    Why then is helping a nation surrender its defenses to its enemies, hailed instead as diplomacy or “statesmanship”?
    Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy looks at US President Obama’s new efforts to weaken America in relation to Russia.
    President Obama announced last Thusday that he had concluded a follow-on to the 1989 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with Russia. He characterized the cuts that it would make in the two nations’ nuclear arsenals as a major step towards his goal of ridding the world of nuclear weapons. In practice, however, the so-called “New START” accord will contribute primarily to the denuclearization of the United States and to making the world a more dangerous place. Accordingly, it would be more accurate to call it “False START.”
    read more

    http://newzeal.blogspot.com/2010/04/obama-aiding-and-abetting-national.html

    53. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 9:48 pm
    Lib Rep Cohen Compares Tea Party Protesters to KKK (Video)
    Friday, April 2, 2010, 7:27 PM
    Jim Hoft
    Awful lib Rep. Steve Cohen compared tea party protesters to the KKK in an interview this week. Of course, he has nothing to back up these hateful accusations but it’s not like the media is going to correct him. We all know that won’t happen.
    News Alert reported:

    54. Troy Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 9:55 pm
    Awful lib Rep. Steve Cohen compared tea party protesters to the KKK in an interview this week.
    *********************
    Well, I guess that penis head should know, since it is the Democratic party that created the KKK and now covertly carries out it’s policies.
    55. Troy Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 10:05 pm
    grammy, it wasn’t your fault that the April post blew up…I had a few problems with HTML codes that needed correcting.
    jr, our resident HTML guru, is performing magic on my bads right now!
    Weeee!!!!!!!

    56. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 10:08 pm
    Was reading thru the American Grand Jury site and saw a comment with this link to a chronology of info on Hawaii’s DoH — thought it was interesting even though a little dated.

    http://butterdezillion.wordpress.com/2010/01/11/red-flags-in-hawaii-2/

    57. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 10:13 pm
    I thought I was going to get fired today from RS for messing up the thread!

    58. Troy Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 10:18 pm
    Hehehe!!!

    60. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 2, 2010 at 10:29 pm
    Nite Gang!
    61. Troy Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 8:21 am
    Michelle Obama says Kenya is Barack’s “home country”
    by DFX April 03, 2010 01:46
    From Blogsphere:
    Michelle Obama says Kenya is Barack’s “home country”
    Listen closely at 16 seconds.
    My mother was born in Poland, but I would never, ever say that Poland was my home country. That would be ridiculous. My home country is America.
    62. jrinNC Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 9:12 am
    Morning everyone – well I feel like I have been hit with a mac truck. You would think that with all the exercise I get from cleaning houses I would not be sore just from using a chain saw. UGH – Every muscle in my body aches –
    63. CJ Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 9:56 am
    jr: Good reason to kick back today and do some fun things! Walk a little in the sunshine to get the kinks out, have some ice tea and enjoy the day if you can. Did you get the tree gone?? Actually, I’m pretty sore today too after 2 days in the garden. Using muscles that have been asleep all winter, I guess. It was worth it though. Beautiful way to say my prayers while diggin’ in the dirt. Got lots to do today so I’ll check back later. I have to try to capture some of those bouncy little guys you all are using!!
    64. jrinNC Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 9:58 am
    Paying the Price for Obama
    Call it karma, cosmic irony, or just plain socialism, but many of the very groups most in support of Obama will be hit hardest by ObamaCare.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/04/paying_the_price_for_obama.html

    65. CJ Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 10:01 am
    “Barack’s home country.” Hmmm very interesting choice of words. They’ll spin it into “she meant his ancestors/father is from there, not that he was born there.” But guess what, that’s exactly why he’s not a nbc. His father was not a citizen of the USA when BoBo was born.He’s ineligible and that’s the end of the story. He should be forced to step down.
    66. jrinNC Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 10:02 am
    CJ – I am with you on the kick back. Unfortunately I have a little more to do on the tree (the big parts) all limbs are gone so it is down to bare bones tree trunk. My Uncle next door said he would come over and help. So in other words that means I will do all the work (He is 77).
    For the bouncy smileys download at:

    http://www.sweetim.com/

    67. jrinNC Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 10:09 am
    Troy did the kitties get their feast??????

    68. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 10:16 am
    We’re heading to MD for Easter and to pick up my Mom. Everyone have a blessed Easter. Check in with you later Gang.

    69. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 10:21 am
    jr — sorry you’re hurting — take it easy and rest!!!!
    70. jrinNC Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 10:43 am
    Happy Easter to you too Grammy – Travel safely

    71. jrinNC Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 10:47 am
    bbl –
    72. cynkading Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    Just popping in to say Happy Easter to everyone~~~Been very busy planting garden this week. Sorry have not posted anything in a while.
    Troy, jr, grammy, you guys have been having way too much fun with your smileys….Love them…
    Later………God Bless
    73. CJ Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 2:13 pm
    This is a test!
    74. CJ Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 2:13 pm
    Didn’t work. Back to the drawing board!!
    75. CJ Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    Tried to copy the url from the smiley site. It copied to the post I tried but when I submitted it to the thread the url didn’t go through. I’ll get it sooner or later!!
    76. jrinNC Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    CJ – the reason you are in moderation is because your are using user name cjzak and not CJ.
    So which name are you going to use????
    PS Your smiley worked under the cjzak name.
    77. jrinNC Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 3:39 pm
    CJ when you copy the html code on the smiley when it posts make sure it is complete. I have noticed sometimes that the full code doesn’t copy correctly as was the case where you did the test. The correct code will be a little longer than the code that does not work correctly. Has happened to me several times.
    78. jrh Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 4:05 pm
    Sounds like Troy had some fun fishing. It does the soul good!
    I’m still stuck in fascination mode on the Restore America thing. Not a lot new to find.
    The good:
    I’m pretty sure the materials have been delivered to 50 states.
    I’ve seen news from enough sources to say that at least NV, MI, PA, LA, UT and a few more have reported.
    The bad:
    Most are treating the letters as ‘crazy’. But what would you expect.
    No evidence of any enforcement of resignations or signups for the program.
    The rumors:
    The military is involved and Norman Schwarzkopf may be part of it.
    The SCOTUS is involved and even Ginsberg is on board.
    Dick Cheney may be involved some how.
    Obama is busily looting all the money he can.
    The FBI has visited the organizers and has not squashed them like bugs yet.
    If you haven’t run into the (sample) document sent to the Governors and the military, SCOTUS and others, here it is:

    http://educationcenter2000.com/Grand%20Jury%20Study/04_DeclarationSample.pdf

    This is more than just blogpoop now, but without some guns behind it, it’s going to be a flop. If the military IS involved, it’s going to get very interesting.
    We’ll see.
    79. Troy Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 4:09 pm
    jrh, thanks for that update!
    80. jrh Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 4:11 pm
    And speaking of rumors, here’s one that may get gold investors in a wad:
    The international gold market is a tungsten-powered Ponzi Scheme
    AltNews3 http://alcuinbramerton.blogspot.com/
    Alcuin Bramerton profile ….. Index of blog contents ….. Home
    The international gold market is a tungsten-powered Ponzi Scheme
    Ted Butler, Bill Murphy, Adrian Douglas and Andrew Maguire are unpacking a pan-global precious metals scandal that could make the CMKM Diamonds $3.87 trillion phantom shares lawsuit against the US Securities and Exchange Commission look like yesterday’s small change. For many years, people assumed that the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA), the world’s largest gold market, was a simple bullion market. Cash for gold. However, it is emerging that there is very little actual gold within the LBMA system. There is no physical, deiverable gold corresponding to the vast claimed gold deposits held at the main LBMA banks. This means that there are thousands of major clients, Asian and Middle Eastern governments and sovereign wealth funds among them, who think, on the basis of their LBMA-supplied documentation, that they own hundreds of billions of dollars of gold bullion. Such clients own no such thing. They are being charged storage fees on fantasy bullion. What they own is unsecured gold loans to the banks returning a compound negative interest rate. There is nothing new about this sort of élite deception. In 2007, the US bank Morgan Stanley paid several million dollars to settle claims that it had charged 22,000 clients for storage fees on silver bullion that didn’t exist. Currently, much of the United States’ gold reserves are listed as being Mint-Held Gold in Deep Storage. Dealers have always assumed that this means finished gold bars stored in deep underground vaults beneath places such as Fort Knox, Denver and West Point. The indications are emerging, however, that the term “Deep Storage Gold” is a euphemism for “yet to be mined gold”. The precious metal doesn’t exist in deliverable form; it is merely a paperwork forecast about future gold mining potentialities. In the UK there are problems too. Not all the gold held by the Bank of England is fit for delivery. The gold stored in the BoE vaults began to be accumulated in the early nineteenth century. It takes the form of gold bars, ingots and coins. Current methods of assessing quality have indicated flaws in the purity. Many of the gold bars contain cracks and fissures. The coins contain appreciable quantities of base metals. And much of the British gold lacks up-to-date assay certificates.
    81. jrinNC Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    I am critter sitting for my daughter over the weekend – Lord help me, I have already had one fight over food. Like 4 bowls are not enough. They each want what the other has and they all have the same thing.
    I dread the two weeks I will have them coming up at the end of the month, because in addition to the 2 dogs I will have another cat who NEVER comes out of the bedroom once she gets in it.
    82. jrinNC Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 4:40 pm
    Investigation reveals numerous bogus claims on Obama resume
    In what is being called ‘the biggest hustle in human history,’ a special investigation has discovered numerous bogus claims on Barack Obama’s resume, including the outright lie that he was a ‘Constitutional scholar and professor.’
    The claim turns out to be false.
    …The President of the United States is a complete fraud.
    BREAKING DEVELOPMENT–just as these disturbing facts come to light about Barack Obama, the White House is busy making deals with numerous ‘journalists,’ promising unprecedented access to the President in exchange for refraining from reporting certain information ‘they may discover.’

    http://www.examiner.com/x-37620-Conservative-Examiner~y2010m4d3-Investigation-reveals-numerous-bogus-claims-on-Obama-resume

    **************************************
    So tell US something we don’t already know and why isn’t any one who is somebody doing something about this???????

    83. jrinNC Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 6:21 pm
    Congressman Plans to File Complaint Against Anti-Obama Doctor
    An outspoken U.S. congressman is planning to file a complaint against the central Florida urologist who posted a sign on his office door warning supporters of President Obama to find a different doctor.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/04/03/congressman-plans-file-complaint-anti-obama-doctor/

    84. Troy Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 7:58 pm
    Great letter. Fight the good fight Texas!
    ——————————–
    Letter begins:
    President Barack Obama’s signature on Congress’s disastrous health care plan was a disappointment to everyone who values limited government, bipartisanship and quality and affordable health care.
    In forcing the bill through, congressional leaders from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on down substituted their own desires and political goals for the good judgment and common sense of the people they represent. Indeed, the more the American people learned about the socialist proposals, the more they rejected them.
    We’ve known for a while that the Obama administration and congressional leaders might eventually twist enough arms, broker enough backroom deals and bend enough procedural rules to pass the bill. Still, it’s surprising that it’s come to this, with the federal government unconstitutionally mandating the purchase of a specific product, and threatening those who don’t abide with government fines. The bill represents a federal overreach unprecedented in scope, reaching into the lives of each and every person in America, with the staggering costs handed down to generations yet unborn.
    The fight, however, is far from over.
    We can’t afford to accept this situation, and I mean that literally. As Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, House Speaker Joe Straus and I wrote in a letter to the Texas delegation last week, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission estimates that the bill will double the number of Medicaid recipients in the Lone Star state. The burden that would place on Texas taxpayers could be as much as $26 billion over the next 10 years. Despite that increased cost to our taxpayers, there will be no improvement to either the cost of health care or its quality.
    So I am working with other state officials — including Dewhurst, Straus and Attorney General Greg Abbott — as we explore our options to protect Texans from that disastrous bill. Abbott’s lawsuit, joining with numerous other states, is the next logical step in the battle. Beyond that, I am working with other governors and leaders in various states to explore all of our options to defend taxpayers from an aggressive federal overreach. I will also work with members of the Texas Senate and House to see what can be done legislatively.
    It’s vital we fight this on every front available to us, because mandates are painful to rank-and-file Texans and extremely ineffective. Look at Massachusetts. In the Bay State, where a mandate is already a fact of life, premiums are 40 percent more expensive than elsewhere in the country, and it’s becoming harder and harder to find a doctor to see even if you are covered. By the way, the number of uninsured people in Massachusetts is about the same as it was when the mandates were passed in 2006.
    We must send the message that opposition to the bill is not generated by angry mobs, as media portrayals might suggest, but by everyday people legitimately concerned to see the federal government so quickly expanding its control over all of our lives. More than 1,000 e-mails flooded my office the weekend before the bill’s passage, almost exclusively against it.
    Here in Texas, we also face the specter of cap-and-trade legislation and EPA regulation that will cripple our state’s energy sector and cause the price of most goods and services to skyrocket for no environmental benefit. Texas had led the charge against that federal overreach, and 16 other states have joined us in that effort. We’ve also refused to be bribed into joining ongoing efforts to establish a federal educational standard that will let Washington decide what your children learn rather than leaving those decisions up to our state and communities.
    It’s getting harder to find areas of life the Obama administration doesn’t want to place under federal control as a mountain of escalating debt grows to blot out our future.
    Texas will continue to push back against Washington’s big government intrusion into individual liberty, and continue to champion the rights of states to enact measures that best protect citizens, employers and communities.
    [link to http://www.statesman.com
    85. jrinNC Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    To Everyone Here at Rose’s
    I am hitting the sack as I have to leave my house at 5:30 to go to sunrise service.

    86. CJ Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 8:09 pm
    Hi! jr: I tried to explain(in moderation) that when I opened the wordpress acct. I could not use CJ as the user name. Already taken. So I went to cjzak. When I login I have to use cjzak to open wordpress. I went from my blog to rose’s and then I could get the smiley to work. Wouldn’t go just using the regular way to post under CJ. Maybe I’ll try again and see if I can get it to go not using the route thru my blog. Thanks. I’ll just keep posting the old way using CJ for now until I get used to the wordpress functions. There’s alot to look at there!!
    87. CJ Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 8:11 pm
    What’s the deal with ‘making special deals with journalist’ mean? Is there any other info on this? I’m really curious about that one.
    Happy Easter everyone who celebrates this beautiful day!
    88. Troy Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 8:45 pm
    Founder and Historian David Ramsay defines “natural born Citizen” in 1789
    by DFX April 03, 2010 14:54
    Founder and Historian David Ramsay defines “natural born Citizen” in 1789 “CITIZENSHIP…BELONGS TO NONE BUT THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN BORN OF CITIZENS” by Mario Apuzzo, Esq. Historian David Ramsay (1749-1815) (Apr. 2, 2010) — In defining an… [More] http://www.repubx.com/
    89. Fernley Girl Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 8:46 pm
    Former Wall Street bank director and Assistant Secretary of HUD for George H. W. Bush, Catherine Austin Fitts, calls what’s happening to our economy “a criminally leveraged buyout.” She says our country is being bought “cheap with its own money.” Using the IMF-World Bank template, a country’s bankruptcy delivers “public assets and resources” to transnational corporations and cancels “national sovereignty.” After a country is “driven to destitution,” its government’s public policy is created by its creditors and not by the people’s representatives. (7)
    State and local governments, which may not run a deficit, will be forced to slash resources even further. And to “preserve bond ratings and the rights of creditors,” public assets – water, natural resources, infrastructure – will be sold at huge discounts to global investors in order to “save America,” which will wind up owned by its creditors (much like your house). In other words, social spending programs that promote the general welfare will be frozen, while national “security” spending skyrockets, and there won’t be even a hint of a tax increase for the “opulent minority.” Neither will there be a jobs program or a halt in foreclosures. Wages and living standards will plummet while banks continue to boom.
    “Increasingly, America is owned by super wealthy foreign interests. …for example…CIC, the China Investment Corporation”… owns …”stakes in dozens of major U.S. companies. …Aetna, Apple, Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Eli Lilly, Goodyear, Johnson & Johnson, MetLife, Visa, and Wells Fargo. …CIC is funded from China’s…$42.4 trillion…in foreign reserves…” much of which is generated by “… American consumers, businesses, and even governments that keep buying products imported from China. So, CIC is using our exported dollars to buy our domestic corporations and banks. …For example, last year when Morgan Stanley boasted that it was repaying the Wall Street bailout money it got from us taxpayers, it didn’t mention that nearly $2 billion of the payback came from selling a chunk of itself to CIC.” (8)

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=18393

    90. Troy Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 8:49 pm
    Barney Frank’s TARP Lies May Launch Ethics Investigation
    by DFX April 03, 2010 14:43
    http://www.judicialwatch.org/news/2010/mar/treasury-emails-suggest-rep-barney-frank-called-former-treasury-secretary-paulson-obta Treasury Emails Suggest Rep. Barney Frank Called Former Treasury Secretary Paulson to Obtain TARP Cash for OneUnited Bank View Discussion Frank Lobbied Re… [More] http://www.repubx.com/
    91. Troy Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 8:52 pm
    Texas is leading a battle against this one too.
    *************************************
    Forget Cap and Trade: EPA Regulation of CO2 Emissions Will Begin in 10 Months‏
    by DFX April 03, 2010 14:58
    Forget Cap and Trade: EPA Regulation of CO2 Emissions Will Begin in 10 Months By Fred Dardick Friday, April 2, 2010 So much for the spectacle of Democrats and Republicans fighting their way through Congress over the future of Cap and Trade energy legislation. Thanks to EPA …
    [More] http://www.repubx.com/
    92. Troy Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 8:54 pm
    Obama’s Facebook page omits Michelle’s “home country of Kenya” remark
    TELL-ALL WORDS FROM MICHELLE OBAMA’S AUGUST 2008 SPEECH TO GLBT GROUP MISSING
    by Sharon Rondeau
    (Apr. 3, 2010) — Michelle Obama’s speech to the GLBT community from August 26, 2008 during which she referred to Kenya as her husband’s “home country” is missing that reference on Obama’s Facebook page.
    more http://www.thepostemail.com/2010/04/03/obamas-facebook-page-omits-michelles-home-country-of-kenya-remark/
    93. Troy Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 8:58 pm
    EPA Reverses course on CO2 emissions
    OBAMA REGIME BACKS OFF ON CARBON EMISSIONS POLICY…BUT FOR HOW LONG?
    by Jim Campbell, blogging at http://dancingczars.wordpress.com/2010/04/01/epa-ordered-to-back-off-co2-emissions/
    In a sharp reversal of priorities, the US Justice Department has ordered Carol Browner, Director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy, to advise the current EPA Administrator, Lisa Jackson to raise the proposed caps on carbon emissions and put off their gradual implementation until 2018. Browner had been the longest-serving administrator in the history of the EPA, staying through both terms of the Clinton presidency.
    more http://www.thepostemail.com/2010/04/02/epa-reverses-course-on-co2-emissions/
    94. Troy Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 9:04 pm
    Candidate for U.S. Senate from Arkansas questions Obama’s eligibility
    MAINSTREAM PRESS CONTINUES THE LIE THAT HAWAII “OFFICIALS” SAY OBAMA IS A “NATURAL BORN CITIZEN”
    by Sharon Rondeau
    Curtis Coleman, Candidate for U.S. Senate from Arkansas (R)
    (Apr. 2, 2010) — A contender for the U.S. Senate seat in Arkansas currently held by Blanche Lincoln (D) has publicly stated that Obama may not qualify for the office he holds.
    One news release incorrectly reports that “Hawaii officials have issued multiple statements saying records prove Obama is a natural-born U.S. citizen, and Obama’s campaign posted a copy of his birth certificate on its Web site during the 2008 presidential race.”
    The Post & Email has reported on multiple occasions that Hawaii officials, including the attorney general, have refused to corroborate the one statement made by Dr. Chiyome Fukino, Director of the Department of Health, which claimed that Obama was a “natural-born American citizen.” As a medical doctor, there is no evidence that Dr. Fukino has the legal or constitutional expertise to determine that Obama is a “natural born Citizen” as required by Article II, Section 1, paragraph 5 of the U.S. Constitution.
    Another news report from the AP repeats the misinformation that “proof” has “been provided by the president and the state of Hawaii.” Had real proof been provided, no one would continue to discuss the issue nor have a need to mention it during a political campaign. The fact is that the state of Hawaii has produced nothing in the way of proof and Obama has refused to release any of his records. The Department of Health and Hawaii legislature are attempting to pass a bill restricting the public from making inquiries for information which by law should be made available upon request.
    Curtis Coleman, one of eight Republicans vying for the nomination for the Senate seat, was quoted as saying, “I’m not aware that his birth certificate has ever been published or seen, which I think should be a concern to every American. If his citizenship is based on his place of birth, and we’ve never seen his birth certificate, then how could we know?”
    On April 1, Rasmussen reported that Coleman has a lead over incumbent Blanche Lincoln of 48% to 36%.
    more http://www.thepostemail.com/2010/04/02/candidate-for-u-s-senate-from-arkansas-questions-obamas-eligibility/
    95. Troy Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 9:06 pm
    Did you feel that hit in your wallet?
    Analysis says ‘Obamacare’ tab $2.5 trillion, not measly $940 billion in CBO guess
    ——————————————————————————–
    Posted: April 03, 2010
    9:35 pm Eastern
    By Bob Unruh
    © 2010 WorldNetDaily
    A new analysis of “Obamacare,” as President Obama’s plan effectively nationalizing health care has been dubbed, concludes the law will hit American households for more than $17 billion a year with just one of its “disasters,” and the real overall cost likely will be $2.5 trillion, nearly triple the $940 billion estimate from the Congressional Budget Office.
    According to the Heritage Foundation, the nation’s most broadly supported public policy research institute, a single $17 billion-plus hit on American’s wallets will come from a tax increase on anyone with investment income, the result of dollars being invested in creating new products, services and jobs.
    Heritage Foundation analysts Karen Campbell and Guinevere Nell found the tax, at Obama’s proposed rate of 2.9 percent, would reduce household disposable income by $17.3 billion a year, the analysis said.
    The rate included in the new law is 3.8 percent, so “the actual effects are likely to be even more dramatic,” the report warned.
    (Story continues below)

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=134597

    96. Troy Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 9:11 pm
    Hire yourself a token homo or be sued!….”Affirmative Fagtion”
    ***************************************************
    House plans to resurrect law requiring ‘gay’ hires
    Fresh off health-care victory, Dems target Christian employers
    ——————————————————————————–
    Posted: April 03, 2010
    9:35 pm Eastern
    By Drew Zahn
    © 2010 WorldNetDaily
    Now that the health-care fight has proven House Democrats can muscle through legislation without a drop of bipartisan support, plans are underway to resurrect a bill that would make employers susceptible to lawsuits for refusing to hire “gay” or transsexual employees.
    H.R. 3017, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2009, or ENDA, makes it unlawful for government agencies or businesses with more than 15 employees to refuse hire or promotion of anyone based on “gender-related identity, appearance or mannerisms or other gender-related characteristics of an individual, with or without regard to the individual’s designated sex at birth.”
    The bill does make exceptions for the U.S. military, religious organizations and some businesses with non-profit 501(c) designations, but makes no provisions for business owners’ consciences. A small construction company that wanted to maintain a Christian reputation, for example, could be sued if it refused to hire transvestites.
    Openly homosexual members of the House, enthused by the health-care victory, are now looking to return from the congressional recess to begin work on ENDA.
    Why do lawmakers like the idea of “rights” for sexual lifestyle choices. Get “The Marketing of Evil: How Radicals, Elitists, and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as Freedom” to find out!
    ”I am now confident that we will be getting a vote on ENDA,” bill sponsor Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., told Boston’s Edge, ”The fact is, there was no chance of getting [Pelosi] to focus on this until health care was done. Health care is now done.”
    He continued, “What people in our community need to do now is focus on lobbying members of the House so that we have the votes for it.”
    The bill already has 198 cosponsors, not far from the number of votes needed to pass or the 219 that enabled the health-care legislation to squeak through.
    Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., in fact, is confident the measure is primed to pass.
    Baldwin told the Edge, ”I’ve heard encouragement that as soon as we return from this recess we will promptly take up ENDA. I suspect that’s the result of feeling some real confidence that the votes are in.”
    (Story continues below)

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=135757

    97. Fernley Girl Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 9:16 pm
    How many ways can Zero & Co. game the taxpayer? READ THIS:
    “It looks like the investors in securitizations will be swapping underwater real estate for govt-insured paper… I think the scam here is just to provide some cover so the hedge funds and other high net worth individuals can trade their low grade paper for Triple AAA mortgages insured by the FHA at the taxpayer expense.”

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=18475

    98. Troy Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 9:28 pm
    99. Troy Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 9:41 pm
    Fernley, I have no idea why your comments went to spam…They are posted now…Let me know if it happens again.
    100. Troy Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 9:43 pm
    Fernley Girl Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 8:46 pm edit
    Former Wall Street bank director and Assistant Secretary of HUD for George H. W. Bush, Catherine Austin Fitts, calls what’s happening to our economy “a criminally leveraged buyout.” She says our country is being bought “cheap with its own money.” Using the IMF-World Bank template, a country’s bankruptcy delivers “public assets and resources” to transnational corporations and cancels “national sovereignty.” After a country is “driven to destitution,” its government’s public policy is created by its creditors and not by the people’s representatives. (7)
    State and local governments, which may not run a deficit, will be forced to slash resources even further. And to “preserve bond ratings and the rights of creditors,” public assets – water, natural resources, infrastructure – will be sold at huge discounts to global investors in order to “save America,” which will wind up owned by its creditors (much like your house). In other words, social spending programs that promote the general welfare will be frozen, while national “security” spending skyrockets, and there won’t be even a hint of a tax increase for the “opulent minority.” Neither will there be a jobs program or a halt in foreclosures. Wages and living standards will plummet while banks continue to boom.
    “Increasingly, America is owned by super wealthy foreign interests. …for example…CIC, the China Investment Corporation”… owns …”stakes in dozens of major U.S. companies. …Aetna, Apple, Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Eli Lilly, Goodyear, Johnson & Johnson, MetLife, Visa, and Wells Fargo. …CIC is funded from China’s…$42.4 trillion…in foreign reserves…” much of which is generated by “… American consumers, businesses, and even governments that keep buying products imported from China. So, CIC is using our exported dollars to buy our domestic corporations and banks. …For example, last year when Morgan Stanley boasted that it was repaying the Wall Street bailout money it got from us taxpayers, it didn’t mention that nearly $2 billion of the payback came from selling a chunk of itself to CIC.” (8)

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=18393

    101. Troy Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 9:53 pm
    STUNNING: NASA admits its climate data is “garbage”
    Posted by hillbuzz
    NASA, under pressure from numerous Freedom of Information Requests, has at last admitted its climate data is largely garbage.
    The space agency cops to “not having a clue in Hell what it’s been doing” and describes its climatology hobby as “inferior to the work done at East Anglia”.
    East Anglia, if you recall, is the university in England where data collected on “climate change” was deliberately manipulated to fit the curves “scientists” designed beforehand, to support the Church of Anthropogenic Global Warming’s apocalyptic cult.
    If temperature readings didn’t fit the predetermined, needed curve, they were discarded.
    If calculations did not support the meme Al Gore and other high priests of the cult pushed, they were mathematically adjusted using trickery to get the results that kept the end-of-the-world drum beats banging.
    Whenever anyone challenged the findings at East Anglia, Alinsky Methods were used to destroy and silence those critics.
    This is not science, folks.
    If NASA is admitting it’s own “science” is not even as good as East Anglia’s, we wonder who was in charge of the “climate change data” at NASA.
    Circus clowns?
    Laser cats?
    The Nav’i?
    It’s ludicrous to watch Socialist-Democrats in Washington insist we need a Cap & Tax Economy Killing bill to de-industrialize the West, when all of their madness is based on the lies told at East Anglia and, apparently, the incompetence at NASA.

    http://hillbuzz.org/2010/04/03/stunning-nasa-admits-its-climate-data-is-garbage/

    102. Troy Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 10:09 pm
    Looks strikingly similar to Muchelle, the sasquatch.
    ******************************************
    Missing link between man and apes found
    A “missing link” between humans and their apelike ancestors has been discovered.
    By Richard Gray, Science Correspondent
    Published: 9:00PM BST 03 Apr 2010
    Homo habilis lived 2.0-1.6 million years ago and had a wide distribution in Africa Photo: SPL
    The new species of hominid, the evolutionary branch of primates that includes humans, is to be revealed when the two-million-year-old skeleton of a child is unveiled this week.
    Scientists believe the almost-complete fossilised skeleton belonged to a previously-unknown type of early human ancestor that may have been a intermediate stage as ape-men evolved into the first species of advanced humans, Homo habilis.
    more http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/evolution/7550033/Missing-link-between-man-and-apes-found.html
    103. Troy Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 10:33 pm
    Kagan, Judges Said to Be Considered for Supreme Court (Update2)
    April 3 (Bloomberg) — The Obama administration, contemplating the possible retirement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, is focusing on three candidates to succeed him, a White House official familiar with the deliberations said.
    The group includes U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan and federal appellate judges Diane Wood and Merrick Garland, the person said, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
    Stevens, who will turn 90 on April 20, told the New York Times in an April 2 interview that he will decide soon whether he will step down. “The president and the Senate need plenty of time to fill a vacancy,” Stevens told the newspaper.
    Stevens hasn’t communicated his intentions to the White House one way or another, according the person familiar with the deliberations. President Barack Obama hasn’t begun discussing particular candidates with aides, and the list of leading candidates could change in the coming weeks, the person said.
    “We’ll be prepared if a vacancy arises, but there’s no vacancy on the court, and there’s no short list awaiting a potential vacancy,” White House spokesman Ben LaBolt said in an e-mail.
    White House officials expect that any retirement announcement would come after the high court’s last argument of its current term, on April 28, the person said. The administration is preparing to move quickly with a nomination, the person said.
    Obama Interviews
    Kagan, 49, and Wood, 59, interviewed with Obama last year before he appointed Sonia Sotomayor to succeed David Souter on the high court, according to a different White House official. Garland, 57, was one of nine candidates the White House considered for that vacancy, though he didn’t meet with Obama.
    Kagan is the first woman to serve as solicitor general, the federal government’s top Supreme Court advocate. She took that post after serving as the first female dean of Harvard Law School, her alma mater.
    Kagan won praise from conservatives and liberals alike for smoothing over the ideological tensions that plagued Harvard Law School before she became dean in 2003.
    Still, her nomination to become solicitor general was divisive. She won confirmation on a 61-31 vote, with some Republicans voicing concern about her lack of courtroom experience and her opposition to on-campus military recruiting at Harvard.
    Intellectual Jurist
    Wood, a judge on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago since 1995, has developed a reputation there as an intellectual jurist willing to take on her more conservative colleagues Richard Posner and Frank Easterbrook.
    A graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, Wood is an antitrust expert, serving as deputy assistant attorney general under President Bill Clinton.
    Garland, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, is perhaps the most conservative of the trio, often siding with the government on criminal questions.
    A Harvard Law School graduate, he worked in the Clinton administration’s Justice Department, overseeing the Oklahoma City bombing investigation and the successful prosecution of Timothy McVeigh.
    For last year’s vacancy, officials also considered Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Governor Jennifer Granholm of Michigan and then-Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears of the Georgia Supreme Court. Martha Minow, who succeeded Kagan as Harvard Law School dean, is also a possibility for the Stevens seat, the first White House official said.
    Stevens, appointed by President Gerald Ford in 1975, is the oldest and longest serving of the nine justices. The leader of the court’s liberal wing, he supports gay and abortion rights and limits on government support for religion. He is the only justice to say the death penalty is unconstitutional.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=azcSsmJTRaPY

    104. Troy Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 10:41 pm
    RECALL!
    Published April 2, 2010 constitution , drkate , we the people
    ©2010 drkate
    “Our state constitution is clear: The voters of this state overwhelmingly decided to extend their rights to recall any elected official who is elected and serving the people of this state on all levels of government” ~Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose (R-Sussex)
    Tea Party activists in New Jersey who filed a notice with the NJ Secretary of State to recall Senator Bob Menendez under provisions of the NJ and U.S. Constitutions were handed a victory on March 16th when a state appeals court ruled that the recall effort could move forward. The court determined that the SOS had to accept the petition from a citizens group to recall the Senator, which she had previously refused to do. The ruling is stayed for 45 days giving Menendez a chance to appeal to the State Supreme Court.
    From Politico:
    RoseAnn Salanitri, the founder of the Sussex County Tea Party and the leader of the Committee to Recall U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, called the court decision a victory for the recall campaign. “The fight is just beginning to keep our representatives accountable,” Salanitri told POLITICO Tuesday morning. “No way are we lying down and playing dead.”
    Is it Constitutional?
    Menendez and the State are in the uncomfortable position of stating that their own constitutions are unconstitutional. The Court ruled that the New Jersey constitution unequivocally permits a recall of elected officials at any level, and further, that this right is protected in the U.S. Constitution.
    The NJ democrat party responds non-sensically:
    “These people are on a crusade to undermine the U.S. Constitution and to discredit human evolution.”
    LOL.
    American Thinker has an excellent article on this case and the reasons it believes this decision will be upheld. It is the concept of popular sovereignty that exists in America that gives the people ultimate authority over who represents them. In fact the right of recall was alive and well in the states before the U.S. Constitution was written.
    When the 17th Amendment was ratified and went into effect to make senators elected by the people rather than appointed by the state legislatures, it provided additional reasons to uphold recall where provided. This Amendment repeated, word for word, the language of the basic Constitution that the state voters would be those for “the most numerous branch of the state legislature.” It left to the states the definition of who could vote and how the elections would be conducted.
    This interpretation of the Seventeenth Amendment, coupled with a State Constitutional provision that provides for recall and its procedures, could be a way to occupy our senators’ time so that they can’t do any more damage than they already have to.
    It also provides a way back to constitutional governance now rather than waiting for the repeal of the 17th amendment. The people are engaged, the state legislatures and governments are responsive, and the senators start jumping when we tell them to, on our terms.
    Remember, when undertaking a siege, all roads leading to the power sources must be covered, and the anti-Americans balled up in defending themselves.

    http://drkatesview.wordpress.com/2010/04/02/recall/#more-3032

  2. jrinNC says:

    105. Troy Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 11:24 pm
    April 03, 2010
    It’s A No No To Speak Out Against Obamacare If You Are A Doctor
    Update on Obama Voters: Go Elsewhere for Health Care
    An outspoken U.S. congressman is planning to file a complaint against the central Florida urologist who posted a sign on his office door warning supporters of President Obama to find a different doctor.
    A spokesman for Rep. Alan Grayson, who angered Republicans last year when he said they wanted sick Americans to “die quickly,” told FoxNews.com that Florida Democrat is helping a constituent who was affected by the sign [guess, for answer see below] to file a complaint next week with the proper authorities. Grayson will also file additional complaints with all relevant boards or agencies, Grayson spokesman Todd Jurkowski said.
    The notice on Dr. Jack Cassell’s Mount Dora practice says, “If you voted for Obama, seek urologic care elsewhere. Changes to your healthcare begin right now, not in four years.”
    Cassell told Fox News on Friday he wasn’t refusing care to patients but wanted to educate them on how the new health care law would affect them.
    “I came across the timeline for implementation of Obamacare and I got a little discouraged when I got to next year when I found that most of the ancillary services and nursing homes and diagnostic imaging, all these things start to fade away,” he told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto. “And I felt that my patients really need to know about this. And the more I thought about it, the angrier I got until I finally felt like I’m going to put a little splash page on my front door and just get people thinking a little bit.”
    Grayson also complained the good Dr is raaaaacist..
    Welcome to the United States of Socialism where dissent is unpatriotic….unless you are a Liberal/Muslim.

    http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/201866.php

    106. Fernley Girl Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 11:24 pm
    107. Troy Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 11:52 pm
    Jesus is just alright with me
    Jesus is just alright, oh yeah
    Jesus is just alright with me
    Jesus is just alright
    I don’t care what they may say
    I don’t care what they may do
    I don’t care what they may say
    Jesus is just alright, oh yeah
    Jesus is just alright
    Jesus is just alright with me
    Jesus is just alright, oh yeah
    Jesus is just alright with me
    Jesus is just alright
    I don’t care what they may know
    I don’t care where they may go
    I don’t care what they may know
    Jesus is just alright, oh yeah
    Jesus, he’s my friend
    Jesus, he’s my friend
    He took me by the hand
    Led me far from this land
    Jesus, he’s my friend
    Jesus is just alright with me
    Jesus is just alright, oh yeah
    Jesus is just alright with me
    Jesus is just alright
    I don’t care what they may say
    I don’t care what they may do
    I don’t care what they may say
    Jesus is just alright, oh yeah
    108. Troy Says:
    April 3, 2010 at 11:55 pm
    When I die and they lay me to rest
    Gonna go to the place that’s the best
    When I lay me down to die
    Goin’ up to the spirit in the sky
    Goin’ up to the spirit in the sky
    That’s where I’m gonna go when I die
    When I die and they lay me to rest
    I’m gonna go to the place that’s the best
    Prepare yourself you know it’s a must
    Gotta have a friend in Jesus
    So you know that when you die
    He’s gonna recommend you to the spirit in the sky
    Gonna recommend you to the spirit in the sky
    That’s where you’re gonna go when you die
    When you die and they lay you to rest
    You’re gonna go to the place that’s the best
    Never been a sinner, I never sinned
    I got a friend in Jesus
    So you know that when I die
    He’s gonna set me up with the spirit in the sky
    Oh, set me up with the spirit in the sky
    That’s where I’m gonna go when I die
    When I die and they lay me to rest
    I’m gonna go to the place that’s the best
    Go to the place that’s the best
    109. Troy Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 12:08 am
    This is a thing I’ve never known before
    It’s called easy living.
    This is a place I’ve never seen before
    And I’ve been forgiven.
    Easy living, and I’ve been forgiven,
    Since you’ve taken your place in my heart.
    Somewhere along the lonely road
    I had tried to find ya.
    Day after day on that windy road
    I had walked behind ya.
    Easy living, and I’ve been forgiven,
    Since you’ve taken your place in my heart.
    Waiting, watching,
    Wishing my hard life away.
    Dreaming, thinking,
    Ready for love every day
    And some easy living.
    Somewhere along the lonely road
    I had tried to find you.
    Day after day on that windy road
    I had walked, walked behind you.
    Easy living, and I’ve been forgiven,
    Since you’ve taken your place in my heart.
    Easy living, and I’ve been forgiven,
    Since you’ve taken your place in my heart.
    110. Troy Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 12:18 am
    Jesus just left Chicago
    And he’s bound for New Orleans.
    Well now, Jesus just left Chicago
    And he’s bound for New Orleans.
    Hey, heh
    Workin’ from one end to the other
    And all points in between.
    Took a jump through Mississippi,
    Well, muddy water turned to wine.
    Took a jump through Mississippi,
    Muddy water turned to wine.
    Hey, heh
    Then out to California
    Through the forests and the pines.
    Ah, take me with you, Jesus.
    You might not see him in person
    But he’ll see you just the same.
    You might not see him in person
    But he’ll see you just the same.
    Hey, heh
    You don’t have to worry
    ‘Cause takin’ care of business is his name.
    111. Troy Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 12:44 am
    Roman candles that burn in the night
    Yeah, you are a shining light
    You lit a torch in the empty night
    Yeah, you are a shining light
    Yeah, you light up my life
    You’ve always been a thorn in their side
    But to me you’re a shining light
    You arrive and the night is alive
    Yeah, you are a shining light
    Yeah, you light up my life
    We made our connection
    A full on chemical reaction
    Brought by dark divine intervention
    Yeah, you are a shining light
    A constellation once seen
    Over Royal David’s city
    An epiphany, you burn so pretty
    Yeah, you are a shining light
    You are a force
    You are a constant source
    Yeah, you are a shining light
    Incandescent in the darkest night
    Yeah, you are shining light
    Yeah, you light up my life
    We made our connection
    A full on chemical reaction
    Brought by dark divine intervention
    Yeah, you are a shining light
    A constellation once seen
    Over Royal David’s city
    An epiphany, you burn so pretty
    Yeah, you are a shining light
    These are days you often say
    There’s nothing that we can not do
    Beneath a canopy of stars
    I’d shed blood for you
    The north star in the firmament
    You shine the most bright
    I’ve seen you dressed in an electric veil
    Shrouded in celestial light
    We made our connection
    A full on chemical reaction
    Brought by dark divine intervention
    Yeah, you are a shining light
    A constellation once seen
    Over Royal David’s city
    An epiphany, you burn so pretty
    Yeah, you are a shining light
    You are a shining light
    You are a shining light
    112. Troy Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 12:47 am

    and

    everyone!
    113. Katie Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 12:02 pm
    Thank you, Troy – and the same to you and all the Gang (Rose, that includes you, too!).
    I’m so thankful for this place and all of you who make it feel like home.
    114. Katie Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 12:04 pm
    From Jacqlyn Smith at CW’s – if you’re interested or available:
    Please listen tonight is you have time….
    More from one of the Guardians….Sam Kennedy…
    Restore America Plan – Sam Kennedy 3/3/10 Status
    To the blessed listeners of TAKE NO PRISONERS worldwide,
    Well, I guess we got their attention this time.
    As you probably know, The Restore America Plan has made the mainstream media including the lead story on the Fox News Network’s 6 o clock news (Special Report with Bret Baier), CNN MSN, NBC and ABC. Reporters around the country are angling for information, and the worst they can say is: The FBI and Department of Homeland Security are not aware of any immediate or credible threats of violence as part of this group’s plan. Big story there. The FBI has been in the field most courteously around the country and we have opened many new channels of communication. I made a surprise drop-in visit yesterday to a local FBI interview of a grand juror and had the pleasure of sharing information from the horse’s mouth, so to speak, and furthering our lines of communication. All in a day’s work for those of us who are committed to freeing our children before the world degrades into economic and political Armageddon.
    I have a big surprise for our listeners tomorrow night (Sunday, April 3) on TAKE NO PRISONERS (8 PM ET, Republic Broadcasting Network). It’s not something I can just summarize here, but I can promise an immensely enjoyable and satisfying experience especially for members of the Guardians of the Free Republics, our enormous global audience, and the many new listeners we expect to be tuning in across the country. I invite everyone to join me.
    I will also have the pleasure of sharing some of the more substantive elements of my interview of the FBI agent and State officer yesterday. I consider every opportunity to commune with an attorney, judge, prosecutor, law enforcement or bureaucrat a blessing from the Lord.
    And finally, I will share some of the truth of the world around us of which new listeners may not be aware. For instance, I will have the pleasure of showing you the actual source of the 700B “bailout” funds.
    TAKE NO PRISONERS can be heard on FM and shortwave stations around the world, and on the internet via Shoutcast or directly through the network website at:

    http://republicbroadcasting.org

    every Sunday night on the unique voice of freedom, the Republic Broadcasting Network at 8 PM ET, 7 PM CT, 6 PM MT and 5 PM PT. Hope to see you then.
    Thank you for reading and would you kindly consider CIRCULATING THIS EMAIL FAR AND WIDE?
    Peace and Grace to all,
    Sam Kennedy

    http://www.guardiansofthefreerepublics.com

    115. blessedistruth Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 12:12 pm
    Happy easter all!
    I’m being a couch potato watching mass on ewtn
    And I wanted to wish you all the best this blessed day
    If you get a chance stop by blessed is truth
    There’s some interesting vids
    Love
    Rosie
    116. Katie Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 12:35 pm
    President Obama literally edited Christ out of his “holiday greeting” today when he excerpted a sermon given by a military chaplain on Iwo Jima on Easter Sunday 1945.

    http://www.torenewamerica.com/obama-removes-jesus-from-easter-message

    117. jrinNC Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 12:37 pm
    Happy Easter to you too Rose – Thanks for the notice on the vids. I am getting ready to be a couch potato too since I have been up since 4:30 attending sunrise services and morning sunday school and worship services.
    118. jrinNC Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    Happy Easter to you Katie – I am surprised that he even attended a Methodist church for this morning’s services. Of course that was all for SHOW.
    119. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 4:12 pm
    Hope everyone is having a nice Easter and enjoying family and friends. Heading home to VA–hope to catch the show at 8pm. Bbl.
    120. CJ Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    Happy Easter everyone. Just getting ready to go see my granddaughters and family for dinner. I have been outside all day again enjoying the garden and the sunshine. A beautiful wondrous Easter Sunday.
    Katie: Caught that post about Obama when I took a break for lunch. What a fraud he is. Trying to make it relevant to all by leaving out the parts about Christ. Yeah, I believe that–not. He’s a Muslim and will never recognize Christ unless he’s forced into it for some political reason, imo. Blahh he makes a great day dark when I see or hear anything he says.
    jr: Enjoy the rest of your day. Sounds like you earned it!
    Rose: Thanks for the links to those videos. They were great and I linked one over at CW’s.
    I’ll catch up later! Take care all.
    121. sdee Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 5:08 pm
    Best wishes to all for renewed hope and strength on this Easter Sunday.
    122. jrinNC Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 6:39 pm
    Well looks like CA got hit with a 6.0 quake this afternoon
    Magnitude 6.9 quake strikes Baja California

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/04/04/magnitude-quake-strikes-baja-california/

    123. jrinNC Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 6:44 pm
    Been reading all this stuff on the Guardians over at CW – I am beginning to think it might be a hoax. Even though I wish it was true.

    http://motherjones.com/mojo/2010/04/guardians-free-republics-astroturf-clive-boustred-militia-government-patriot-threat-exposed

    124. jrinNC Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 6:46 pm
    This is weird every time I try to go to fox news I get the following URL
    www. willowtractor.com – I had to back door to get into fox through some previous articles posted, but even then if I click home on their web site I still get the same thing.
    125. jrinNC Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 6:51 pm
    Don’t know what that willow thing was all about – I shut down and came back on got the same thing at first but then it went to the web site. Think I will run some scans.
    126. Troy Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 7:11 pm
    jrinNC Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 6:44 pm edit
    Been reading all this stuff on the Guardians over at CW – I am beginning to think it might be a hoax. Even though I wish it was true.
    ********************************************************
    I’m listening to their radio broadcast right now….It appears to be legit.

    http://republicbroadcasting.org/shoutcast/shoutcast.html

    127. jrinNC Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 7:23 pm
    BREAKING NEWS at FOX: Seismologists Raise Magnitude of Earthquake in Baja California From 6.9 to 7.2
    128. jrinNC Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 7:30 pm
    Thanks Troy switched it on.
    I hope it is for REAL – we need something to get these people out of control of our country. But I can’t help feel it may be too late, I pray to God it is not.
    129. jrinNC Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 7:53 pm
    Way to Go Joe
    Ariz. sheriff makes inmates pedal for television

    http://azstarnet.com/news/state-and-regional/article_d085f774-9cf6-5ee4-abae-8f092e3a0431.html

    130. jrinNC Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 7:53 pm
    Wonder if Rose is feeling tremors as they are being felt in Tucson, AZ
    131. sdee Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 7:55 pm
    SC ruling on federal gun law case in Texas may have impact on states’ healthcare suits
    “In the Lopez decision, conservatives on the court led by then-Chief Justice William Rehnquist ruled that the 1990 gun law was unconstitutional because it had nothing to do with commerce between states.”

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/6943728.html#none

    132. jrinNC Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 7:55 pm
    Wonder what old Al thinks about this??
    Bad news: UK’s winter from hell Good news: Ice cap has grown
    THE Arctic ice cap has dramatically increased to 2001 levels over the last few months, scientists have revealed.

    http://www.scotsman.com/news/Bad-news-UK39s–winter.6203261.jp

    133. jrinNC Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 7:59 pm
    sdee that is GOOD news
    Congress exceeded its regulatory authority under the Constitution
    because that is exactly what this HC garbage has done.
    134. jrinNC Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 8:01 pm
    Obama’s fraudulent drilling policy
    During the presidential campaign Barack Obama favored domestic drilling for oil and natural gas, but throughout the first year of his presidency he imposed numerous delays on American energy production. Now, out of the blue, he has announced he will open up portions of the Outer Continental Shelf to offshore drilling.

    http://news-political.com/2010/04/04/obama%E2%80%99s-fraudulent-drilling-policy/

    135. jrinNC Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 8:05 pm
    Add India to The List of US Allies Upset With Obama
    Despite his reputation for uniquely pushy diplomacy, it was George W. Bush who concluded the landmark deal that recognized India as a legitimate nuclear power and opened the door to the sale of civilian nuclear technology to India. No single American move has done more to demonstrate Washington’s respect for New Delhi as a rising and equal power. Now Obama, who came to office promising to respect U.S. allies, is backpedaling on that deal, to the growing chagrin of the Indians.

    http://yidwithlid.blogspot.com/2010/04/add-india-to-list-of-us-allies-upset.html

    136. Troy Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 8:05 pm
    So far, I’m not impressed with the radio show…He is talking about things that we, on this blog, have long since known…He is not talking about the organization at all.
    137. jrinNC Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 8:06 pm
    I know I turned it off.
    138. jrinNC Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 8:08 pm
    Perry: Obama’s health care plan is a disaster
    Rick Perry, GOVERNOR OF TEXAS

    http://www.statesman.com/opinion/perry-obamas-health-care-plan-is-a-disaster-505072.html

    139. jrinNC Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 8:09 pm
    Love It

    http://go2.wordpress.com/?id=725X1342&site=thejaghunter.wordpress.com&url=http%3A%2F%2Fthejaghunter.files.wordpress.com%2F2010%2F04%2Fconvict11.jpg&sref=http%3A%2F%2Fthejaghunter.wordpress.com%2F

    140. jrinNC Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 8:13 pm
    Eligibility challenger: Don’t touch my brain!
    Flight surgeon questioning Obama rejects Army’s suggestion of ‘help’
    A U.S. Army flight surgeon who posted a video indicating his complete rejection of all orders from the military unless Barack Obama documents his eligibility to occupy the Oval Office is now refusing an “unofficial” suggestion from the Army for a medical evaluation.

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=135781

    141. jrinNC Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 8:17 pm
    Excerpt from LC – I pray to my Blackberry
    Obama’s answer was to invade a black neighborhood and keep black people out of Church on Easter Sunday, so Obama could attend a Church for the first time in ages.
    Yes Obama made black folks stand on the dangerous streets of DC where murders had just occurred for two hours before they could get inside, and the worst of it was, people on Easter Sunday who were late got told, “Obama is in inside, so tough obammie as you aren’t getting in”.
    What a joyous messiah present that one is, in this was not a case of “No Room at the Inn”, but “Obama is not lettin’ you in to your own Church”.
    142. jrinNC Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    143. jrinNC Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 8:28 pm
    Doctor who posted controversial sign a victim of intolerance
    Because he apparently still has some semblance of legal right to display the sign, the more devious objectors have gone after his reputation.
    Healthgrades.com, a website where health providers are rated (anonymously, of course), has seen a recent flurry of activity. Cassel has gone from a “Good” rating to a “Poor” rating in a miraculously short amount of time. No doubt his 365 ratings (at the time of writing this article) have something to do with it.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/04/doctor_who_posted_controversia.html

    144. jrinNC Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 8:44 pm
    Well gang going to go catch up on a little reading – Have a good nite.

    145. CJ Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 8:50 pm
    Wondering if anyone had an issue of IE shutting down when listening to the republic broadcasting site tonight. I turned it on a short while ago when I got home and it would play for a minute and then a notice came up that IE was shutting off. I was wondering if the site was being hacked or something to prevent listeners. Guess some of you were ok listening so must be just my computer.
    Nothing good was being said though? Well then I won’t try to get back on.
    146. Katie Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 9:03 pm
    CJ – I listened using Firefox and had no problems. Most of the call was covering the history of how we got here, trying to educate the listeners on the situation, and going through a little of the declaration.
    It’s a lot to take in, and I think all of us were looking for a big “Ta-Da!” announcement.
    I’m still skeptical but keeping an open mind. More and more I’m reading info. from different sources that validate the whole mess of the US being a corporation, but it IS hard to wrap your head around.
    Stay tuned…
    147. sdee Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 9:06 pm
    CJ Says:
    Nothing good was being said though?
    *****************
    Pretty interesting. I turned on in the middle. The guy is absolutely convinced that they are now unwinding the incorporated government and returning to law of land.
    Worth a listen. If anyone can find a recording, please post it, I’d like to hear the beginning
    148. Katie Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 9:10 pm
    Obama’s narcissism knows no bounds
    Matthew May
    Those of us watching the NCAA semifinals hoping to take a few hours away from the never-ending campaign and ever-present image of Barack Obama beamed into our living rooms should have known better.
    Despite being totally unwilling to release any meaningful academic transcripts, Barack Obama is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Castro at Chavez. This man must insert himself into every aspect of the American life. No place is safe. From him, there is no escape.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/04/obamas_narcissism_knows_no_bou.html

    (I don’t know which is more enjoyable…the article or the comments. We are NOT alone!!)
    149. Fernley Girl Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 9:47 pm
    Katie,
    If you haven’t been to: dirty uncle sam dot com, go. It will cover the same info. U.S., incorporated. It’s a video. The guy starts off sorta slow, but he gets better as he goes along.
    150. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 4, 2010 at 10:36 pm
    Woah… 4 in 10 Tea Party Protesters Are Either Democrats or Independents
    Sunday, April 4, 2010, 5:16 PM
    Jim Hoft
    The democratic-media complex may want to think twice before they continue their slander and attack campaign against this group.
    The Hill reported:
    Four in 10 Tea Party members are either Democrats or Independents, according to a new national survey.
    The findings provide one of the most detailed portraits to date of the grassroots movement that started last year.
    The national breakdown of the Tea Party composition is 57 percent Republican, 28 percent Independent and 13 percent Democratic, according to three national polls by the Winston Group, a Republican-leaning firm that conducted the surveys on behalf of an education advocacy group. Two-thirds of the group call themselves conservative, 26 are moderate and 8 percent say they are liberal.

    http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com/2010/04/woah-4-in-10-tea-party-protesters-are-democrats-or-independent/

    Nite gang!!!
    151. jrinNC Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 7:01 am
    Analysis: Is the tea party brewing a revolution?

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/04/05/analysis-tea-party-spark-real-revolution/

    152. jrinNC Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 7:32 am
    This was posted over at CW – It was a comment someone found at AGJ concerning Restore America
    # Paula Jones Says:
    April 5th, 2010 at 12:27 am
    For the benefit of those who were doubting: I just got an e-mail from the FBI director, who confirms that everything is legit. Am not sure how he got my name, but I had already enrolled some time ago, so that may be how they found out. I was worried too, having spent quite a few thousands that I did not have for the seminars.
    This is really great! For the first time in my Life I have NO car payment. NO house payment. All credit card debt and taxes go down the tub, and if they try to hassle me, I just show my new driver license and the US military will make them go away!
    This is the taste of F.R.E.E.D.O.M.
    *************************************
    What disturbs me about this comment is she Paid for the seminars offered by these people “couple of thousand dollars.” If this project is So important – why are they charging Thousands – maybe she was including her hotel, travel, etc. Either way this movement sounds great, I could use some of that free from debt.
    153. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 7:36 am
    Picked this up from a comment at CW. The poster at CW has added a lot of his own info so check it out (posted at 5:36 am today).
    “B. HUSSEIN OBAMA, FRAUD
    Author: Bill Turner
    Dear Leader is a liar. B. Hussein Obama is a fraud. His lies are coming undone and the wheels are falling off of his shiny, Chinese made wagon. We all know Obama lies, we have seen him, heard him and read his lies, as reported fact, by the state run media. But, now the stories are unraveling and the truth is being told. It is just being told online, because the state run media made him into a messiah and they will not let him come undone, not yet, not while America is still standing and hasn’t been completely destroyed. On the other hand, I will rip away at the cover and expose the man-child as the fraud he is.
    The anointed one, the ‘smartest president ever’ is a mere cardboard cut out, caricature of a man. We all know Obama won’t release his birth certificate. So what? We know he won’t release his transcripts, big deal (Even John Kerry released his “D“ laden transcripts). We know he was not a professor or Constitutional scholar. Well, we know it now. B. Hussein Obama was an instructor, a lecturer, not a professor. The professors, the real professors disliked the man-child and did not want him around. Chicago law school faculty have described Obama as ‘lazy, unqualified, never attending meetings and using his politically appointed position as a mere stepping stone’. Barry applied for a position as adjunct professor and was never considered for it. However, a few weeks later the Board of Trustees called the law school and told them ‘find him an office, put him on the payroll and find a class for him to teach’. Professor(s) described him as having ‘the lowest intellect’ in the building. It is doubted that Obama was the editor of the Harvard Law Review. Obama’s fraudulent past exposed:
    Was he the editor of the Harvard Law Review: If so, he was the first editor of an Ivy League Law Review to never publish an article in the journal he allegedly edited.

    http://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2010/04/04/jesus-face-shroud-of-turin-history-channel-3-d-image-of-jesus-face/

    154. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 7:38 am
    155. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 7:42 am
    Black Caucus Blogger: Better Cameras Would Have Picked Up N-Word at Tea Party Protest
    Monday, April 5, 2010, 12:24 AM
    Jim Hoft
    Blogger Doug Ross interviewed Lauren Victoria Burke, the “unofficial blogger of the Congressional Black Caucus” (CBC), on the fabricated racial attacks on Black Caucus members by tea party patriots on Capitol Hill last month. Burke was the first member of the democratic-media complex to report on the bogus attacks. The Black Caucus members and their media lapdogs have yet to produce any evidence that a racial attack occurred on March 20th. There is currently a $100,000 reward for proof of a racist attack on the Congressional members.
    Several people, including Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. filmed the entire episode and could not find any evidence of racist hate.
    continued

    http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com/2010/04/black-caucus-blogger-better-cameras-would-have-picked-up-n-word/

    156. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 7:47 am
    Boy I sure I could be there in St. Louis!!!!!
    Tea Party Express Rolls Into St. Louis Region Today
    Monday, April 5, 2010, 6:03 AM
    Jim Hoft
    The Tea Party Express rolls into St. Charles today at 2:00 PM CST.
    Monday, April 5th at 2:00 pm
    Rally Location:
    Frontier Park
    500 S. Riverside Dr.
    St. Charles, MO
    See you there!
    157. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 8:01 am
    158. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 9:45 am
    159. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 9:49 am
    I truly think Dr. Manning’s investigation of the LLMD has caused some information to “shake loose” and that there will be more information coming out between now and the May 14 trial.
    160. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 9:54 am
    Support dwindles for bill limiting access to records
    By Richard Borreca
    POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 04, 2010
    A move to limit access to public information for people who repeatedly ask for the same documents is moving to a joint House-Senate conference, but support appears to be waning.
    The bill, Senate Bill 2937, was the idea of the state Health Department, which has to field daily questions about the birth certificate of President Barack Obama.
    Conservative fringe groups on the mainland have bombarded the Health Department with requests for Obama’s birth certificate, and when they are told that the document is private and not a public document, many attempt to sue, causing the state to repeatedly defend its position.
    The Media Council of Hawaii protested the proposed bill, saying that it could be used to needlessly restrict public information.
    In an attempt to compromise, Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu, Judiciary Committee chairman, changed the bill to say that if a requester makes duplicative requests for what is substantially the same document and the agency already has answered, the state Office of Information Practices would be required to step in to examine the issue.
    OIP could then decide that the agency need not make available the document or provide more than one response or set of government records to the requesting person.
    Sen. Will Espero, who introduced the bill at the request of the Health Department, said the Senate would not agree to the House amendments, meaning the bill will go to conference.
    “I don’t want to see a bill that people feel is infringing on their rights,” said Espero (D, Ewa-Honouliuli-Ewa Beach).
    Chris Conybeare, Media Council president, called the new proposal “really bad.”
    “Any new exception to the public information law is really bad,” Conybeare said.
    “This will not stop people like the ‘birthers’ from asking about Obama’s birth certificate, but it could curb legitimate public interest groups or the news media from requesting documents,” Conybeare said.
    He added that because the OIP is already working with a reduced staff and closed on Furlough Fridays, giving it new duties will not be efficient.
    “The only thing this will do is just jam up the system,” Conybeare said.
    A move to limit access to public information for people who repeatedly ask for the same documents is moving to a joint House-Senate conference, but support appears to be waning.
    The bill, Senate Bill 2937, was the idea of the state Health Department, which has to field daily questions about the birth certificate of President Barack Obama.
    Conservative fringe groups on the mainland have bombarded the Health Department with requests for Obama’s birth certificate, and when they are told that the document is private and not a public document, many attempt to sue, causing the state to repeatedly defend its position.
    The Media Council of Hawaii protested the proposed bill, saying that it could be used to needlessly restrict public information.
    In an attempt to compromise, Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu, Judiciary Committee chairman, changed the bill to say that if a requester makes duplicative requests for what is substantially the same document and the agency already has answered, the state Office of Information Practices would be required to step in to examine the issue.
    OIP could then decide that the agency need not make available the document or provide more than one response or set of government records to the requesting person.

    http://www.starbulletin.com/news/20100404_Support_dwindles_for_bill_limiting_access_to_records.html

    161. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 9:57 am
    162. cynkading Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 10:01 am
    This is a little long but well worth the read. Got this in an email and by the way Good Morning all!!!
    Free Home
    I was in my neighborhood restaurant this morning and was seated behind a group of jubilant individuals celebrating the successful passing of the recent health care bill. I could not finish my breakfast. This is what ensued:
    They were a diverse group of several races and both sexes. I heard the young man exclaim, “Isn’t Obama like Jesus Christ? I mean, after all, he is healing the sick.” The young woman enthusiastically proclaimed, “Yeah, and he does it for free. I cannot believe anyone would think that a free market would work for health care. They are all crooks and thieves and don’t deserve all of that money.” Another said, ‘The stupid Republicans want us all to starve to death so they can inherit all of the power. Obama should be made a Saint for what he did for those of us less fortunate.” At this, I had had enough.
    I arose from my seat, mustering all the restraint I could find, and approached their table. “Please excuse me; may I impose upon you for one moment?” They smiled and welcomed me to the conversation. I stood at the end of their table, smiled as best I could and began an experiment.
    “I would like to give one of you my house. It will cost you no money and I will pay all of the expenses and taxes for as long as you live there. Anyone interested?” They looked at each other in astonishment. “Why would you do something like that?” asked a young man, “There isn’t anything for free in this world.” They began to laugh at me, as they did not realize this man had just made my point. “I am serious, I will give you my house for free, no money what so ever. Anyone interested?” In unison, a resounding “Hell Yeah” fills the room.
    “Since there are too many of you, I will have to make a choice as to who receives this money free bargain.” I noticed an elderly couple was paying attention to the spectacle unfolding before their eyes, the old man shaking his head in apparent disgust. “I tell you what; I will give it to the one of you most willing to obey my rules.” Again, they looked at one another, an expression of bewilderment on their faces. The perky young woman asked, “What are the rules?” I smiled and said, “I don’t know. I have not yet defined them. However, it is a free home that I offer you.” They giggled amongst themselves, the youngest of which said, “What an old coot. He must be crazy to give away his home. Go take your meds, old man.” I smiled and leaned into the table a bit further. “I am serious, this is a legitimate offer.” They gaped at me for a moment.
    “Hell, I’ll take it you old fool. Where are the keys?” boasted the youngest among them. “Then I presume you accept ALL of my terms then?” I asked. The elderly couple seemed amused and entertained as they watched from the privacy of their table. “Oh hell yeah! Where do I sign up?” I took a napkin and wrote, “I give this man my home, without the burden of financial obligation, so long as he accepts and abides by the terms that I shall set forth upon consummation of this transaction.” I signed it and handed it to the young man who eagerly scratched out his signature. “Where are the keys to my new house?” he asked in a mocking tone of voice. All eyes were upon us as I stepped back from the table, pulling the keys from pocket and dangling them before the excited new homeowner.
    “Now that we have entered into this binding contract, witnessed by all of your friends, I have decided upon the conditions you are obligated to adhere from this point forward. You may only live in the house for one hour a day. You will not use anything inside of the home. You will obey me without question or resistance. I expect complete loyalty and admiration for this gift I bestow upon you. You will accept my commands and wishes with enthusiasm, no matter the nature. Your morals and principles shall be as mine. You will vote as I do, think as I do and do it with blind faith. These are my terms. Here are your keys.” I reached the keys forward and the young man looked at me dumbfounded.
    “Are you out of your freaking mind? Who would ever agree to those ridiculous terms?” the young man appeared irritated. “You did when you signed this contract before reading it, understanding it and with the full knowledge that I would provide my conditions only after you committed to the agreement.” Was all I said. The elderly man chuckled as his wife tried to restrain him. I was looking at a now silenced and bewildered group of people. “You can shove that stupid deal up you’re a** old man, I want no part of it” exclaimed the now infuriated young man. “You have committed to the contract, as witnessed by all of your friends; you cannot get out of the deal unless I agree to it. I do not intend to let you free now that I have you ensnared. I am the power you agreed to. I am the one you blindly and without thought chose to enslave yourself to. In short, I am your Master.” At this, the table of celebrating individuals became a unified group against the unfairness of the deal.
    After a few moments of unrepeatable comments and slurs, I revealed my true intent. “What I did to you is what this administration and congress did to you with the health care legislation. I easily suckered you in and then revealed the real cost of the bargain. Your folly was in the belief that you can have something you did not earn; that you are entitled to that which you did not earn; that you willingly allowed someone else to think for you. Your failure to research, study and inform yourself permitted reason to escape you. You have entered into a trap from which you cannot flee. Your only chance of freedom is if your new Master gives it to you. A freedom that is given can also be taken away; therefore, it is not freedom.” With that, I tore up the napkin and placed it before the astonished young man. “This is the nature of your new health care legislation.”
    I turned away to leave these few in thought and contemplation and was surprised by applause. The elderly gentleman, who was clearly entertained, shook my hand enthusiastically and said, “Thank you Sir, these kids don’t understand Liberty these days.” He refused to allow me to pay my bill as he said, “You earned this one, it is an honor to pickup the tab.” I shook his hand in thanks, leaving the restaurant somewhat humbled, and sensing a glimmer of hope for my beloved country.
    Use reason,
    Clifford A Wright
    Feel free to share.
    163. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 10:15 am
    Hi cynka — great story!!!! Hope you are doing well (are you still doing cinnamon and honey???).
    164. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 10:22 am
    Picked this up via Freeper
    Sen. Reid set for campaign bus tour across Nevada
    KEN RITTER • Associated Press Writer • April 4, 2010
    It’s been six years since Harry Reid toured Nevada on a campaign bus, and 12 years since he has faced a tough re-election battle.
    On Monday, the politically vulnerable Democratic majority leader of the Senate plans to hit the road from his hometown of Searchlight for a three-day bus tour of the state he has represented in the Senate since 1986.
    “This bus tour is a great opportunity for me to visit and hear from people in communities I know and love across Nevada,” the 70-year-old Reid said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to discussing how we can put Nevadans back to work, ensure Nevada leads the nation in clean energy jobs, keep families in their homes, and make health insurance more affordable.”
    Reid’s campaign is calling it his “Driving Nevada Forward” tour. When the wheels of his motorcoach begin rolling, he’ll have much at stake.

    http://www.rgj.com/article/20100404/NEWS07/100404001/1321/news

    165. cynkading Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 10:24 am
    I love when the people give back to the traitors
    Spring forecast: Incivility with a chance of rage
    MANCHESTER, N.H. – If the experience of this state’s two Democratic House members is any indication, the raw emotion and mistrust emanating from last summer’s congressional town halls never really went away.
    Instead, the unrest simmered over the ensuing months, only to return to a boil when Rep. Carol Shea-Porter and Rep. Paul Hodes, who is running for U.S. Senate, returned home to meet with their constituents here during the first week of the Easter recess.
    Their public events provided a bracing reminder to Democrats that the political pivot from health care to economic and financial issues is going to be much more arduous than they expected.
    At a senior center in Manchester Wednesday, one woman turned away when Hodes offered his outstretched hand for an introduction.
    “I don’t want to shake your hand. You voted for health care, so just go,” snapped Carmen Guimond, as she refocused on her lunch of roast beef and mashed potatoes and waved him on.
    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/35375.html#ixzz0kEv55rWU
    166. cynkading Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 10:25 am
    no grammy, walking on treadmill daily and also at track behind school with good friend.
    167. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 10:27 am
    Classroom Gore: Global Warming Goes to SchoolBy Tom Gantert | April 5, 2010
    A national campaign was launched today to get public schools that have shown Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” to give equal time to the opposing view of global warming.
    The Independent Women’s Forum launched its Balanced Education for Everyone campaign today. It hopes to have the 2009 documentary “Not Evil, Just Wrong” shown in classrooms around the country. “Not Evil, Just Wrong” claims to expose erroneous claims about global warming.
    The Independent Women’s Forum is a nonprofit, founded in 1992, that supports limited government and free markets.
    Ryan Alexander, the campaign manager for Balanced Education for Everyone, said many schools around the country are offering the Al Gore movie as an education on the global climate.
    “It (An Inconvenient Truth) is a lecture with a power point. It has almost an academic authoritative feel to it which makes it more egregious,” Alexander said. “We are looking to restore balance within the school systems on global warming. … There is just an unfortunate liberal bias within the school itself.”
    A judge in England ruled in 2007 than “An Inconvenient Truth” had nine significant errors in it and was politically partisan and not an impartial analysis of the science of climate change, according to the London Times. The judge called it “a political film” when ruling on whether or not it could be shown to children in secondary schools in England. The judge stated that it could be shown — but on the condition that teachers balance the film’s “one-sided” views.

    http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12460

    168. cynkading Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 10:27 am
    How about you? My honey and cinnamon was for arthritis and weight loss. But the walking seems to work better for me.
    169. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 10:28 am
    cynka — Sounds like great exercise — hope you’re feeling good!

  3. jrinNC says:

    170. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 10:30 am
    I’m still doing the cin/honey routine. Still waiting for the pounds to drop off (I guess it’s all going to happen at once )
    171. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 10:36 am
    REAL AMERICAN STORIES RATINGS CRUSH COMPETITION
    Ron Devito , US For Palin
    Published 04/05/2010 – 6:25 a.m. CST Sarah Palin’s “Real American Stories” debuts to great ratings. ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    Ron Devito
    Website:

    http://us4palin.com/

    Ratings Success
    Real American Stories garnered ratings nearly equal to those achieved by Greta Van Susteren each night with slightly over two million viewers for that time slot. The competition could not even come close drawing between one fifth and half of her numbers: “CNN’s Anderson Cooper had 820,000 viewers at the same hour, while MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann had 575,000 and HLN’s Nancy Grace drew 400,000? (Gold, 2010, ¶3).
    Alinsky Leftists’ Coverage of Ratings is Patently Absurd
    Not surprisingly, the Alinsky leftists were hard at work spewing out story after story absurdly declaring the show “a ratings failure.” Only the normally left-leaning Los Angeles Times, and Greta Van Susteren – in whose time slot Real American Stories runs – provided fair and balanced coverage about the show’s ratings. “Have you seen the TV critics’ reviews of Governor Sarah Palin’s special? Nasty is a description I would assign to some of them. What is so bizarre is that not one single person who took a nasty swipe at her is remotely as successful she is,” (Van Susteren, 2010, ¶1) she wrote in her blog Greta Wire. Van Susteren continued, “If you look at the ratings for her special, she easily beat the competition in the time slot! What is with the critics? Even with no TV experience, she crushed the competition” (Van Susteren, 2010, ¶1).

    http://www.thecypresstimes.com/article/Columnists/US_for_Palin/REAL_AMERICAN_STORIES_RATINGS_CRUSH_COMPETITION/28974

    172. cynkading Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 10:37 am
    for some reason I just do not believe this……I think he will try to clam peoples nerves and then drop the bomb…
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    For Obama, too soon for another partisan battle
    After a bitter fight on healthcare, the White House has shown little appetite to engage aggressively on immigration and energy initiatives as congressional elections near.

    http://www.latimes.com/news/health/healthcare/la-na-obama-what-now4-2010apr04,0,3375824.story

    173. cynkading Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 10:40 am
    Sorry for the typos I forget I have new powers
    174. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 10:41 am
    I agree cynka — one minute healthcare was on the back burner and the next minute it was full speed ahead on healthcare and before you know it the bill was passed and signed! He’s like a snake just waiting to strike.
    175. cynkading Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 10:45 am
    Does anyone have a good recommendation for a anti-virus program? My Norton or Symantec subscription is about to expire and would like to maybe try something else.
    176. cynkading Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 10:48 am
    Wow, who would have thought anything would come of this???I figured it would all just go away…..Yes grammy I am so sick of Obama, I cannot stand to hear or look at his ugly mug.
    CHARGES WERE FILED TODAY IN THE KENNETH GLADNEY CASE!!
    —6 Are Charged in Town Hall Disturbance and Beatings!

    http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com/2009/11/breaking-charges-filed-in-ken-gladney-case/

    177. Katie Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 10:49 am
    THIS IS THE B.S. THAT THE ‘brilliant’ ONE SPEWS…makes my eyes go cross-eyed!
    “A lot of people have asked, why is it you seem so calm?
    And what I’ve tried to say often — and a lot of times this gets discounted in the press — is that the experience of having traveled throughout this country; having learned the stories of ordinary folks who are doing extraordinary things in their communities, in their neighborhoods; having met all the people who put so much energy and effort into our campaign; having seen the ups and downs and having seen how Washington was always the last to get what was going on, always the last to get the news — what that told me was that if we were willing to not do what was expedient, and not do what was convenient, and not try to govern based on the polls today or tomorrow or the next day, but rather based on a vision for how we can rebuild this country in a way that works for everybody — if we are focused on making sure that there are ladders of opportunity for people to continue to strive and achieve the American Dream and that that’s accessible to all, not just some — if we kept our eye on what sort of future do we want for our kids and our grandkids so that 20 years from now and 30 years from now people look back on this generation the way we look back on the Greatest Generation and say to ourselves, boy, they made some tough decisions, they got through some tough times, but, look, we now have a clean energy economy; look, our schools are revitalized; look, our health care system works for every single American — imagine how tough that was and how much resistance they met from the special interests, but they were still willing to do it — if that was how we governed, then I figure that the politics would take care of itself.”
    …Obama manages to offer one of the world’s biggest run-on sentences with absolutely no substance within it.
    How does he stay so calm? Maybe he just talks to himself until he falls asleep.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2010/04/05/obamateurism-of-the-day-243/

    178. cynkading Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 10:51 am
    I must apologize about this last posting I did not look at the date. I have not had any coffee today. This is very old news…..
    179. Fernley Girl Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 11:35 am
    cyn,
    Take a look at Avast. I get automatic updates daily. Free or an annual subscription. Subscription covers a lot more stuff.
    180. Fernley Girl Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 11:37 am
    grammy,
    Thanks for the headsup about Reid. He’ll be here in Fernley tomorrow.
    181. budgy Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 11:53 am
    cyn..I agree with Fernley about Avast. After my Norton expired I got the free version. Had it for 2 yrs. now and never had a problem. Combine it with a spyware program (Superantispyware is a good one) and you should be all set. Good luck!
    182. cynkading Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 12:18 pm
    Thank you so very much Fernley and Budgy. I respect and appreciate your choices and I will try it. You guys are great.
    183. cynkading Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 12:43 pm
    Greenspan: What if the CBO got it wrong?

    http://hotair.com/archives/2010/04/05/greenspan-what-if-the-cbo-got-it-wrong/

    184. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 12:46 pm
    cynka — AVG is another one (free) that is supposed to be good
    Fernley — Too bad tomatoes aren’t in season. A nice juicy ripe one right between the eyes would be great!!!!! He’s not worth going to jail for when you think about it. Is the coward going to get off of the bus or just use a megaphone for fear someone will take him out.
    185. cynkading Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    http://ace.mu.nu/

    186. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    cynka — I forgot to add that Troy gave me one a while ago and I use it on my computer (which I’m not at right now so I can’t tell you what it is). Troy, oh Troy are you around today or fishing again????
    187. cynkading Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    He does throw like a girl!!!How embarrassing.
    Thanks grammy!
    188. Katie Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 1:40 pm
    Lots of ‘boos’ for the usurper – this is a different link for the opening ‘pitch’ (and I use the term loosely).
    He’ll tell you it was boos for the White Sox cap – he could have had a bag over his head and he’d have received the same boos. (And the pitch would have probably been better, too!)

    http://www.politico.com/politico44/perm/0410/play_ball_716e9eab-fd1c-4f23-a4f6-2663250f8b04.html

    189. Fernley Girl Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Total_Wall_Street_Bailout_Cost

    Read it and weep.
    190. ryansgrammy Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    Katie — I turned the sound up on my computer and I do believe there are more boos than cheers.

    191. cynkading Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 2:30 pm
    Who’s Behind the Anti-Obama Billboards?

    http://www.11alive.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=142459&catid=3

    192. jrh Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    Speaking of reading and weeping, this website gives a pretty convincing rendition of the current state of our Constitution, or should I say what happened to it. It would appear that it has already died.
    I believe this is the background basis for what these Restore America folks are about. They want the original Constitution back, and frankly so do I.
    Please read this. It’s very revealing and very disturbing.
    (I don’t think it’s been posted here, but maybe CW, so pardon if this has already been well circulated)

    http://www.barefootsworld.net/admiralty.html

    193. cynkading Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 2:46 pm
    I hope this bill never comes to fruition. So why is Lindsey Graham for it????
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Immigration effort lacks 2nd backer from GOP
    National consensus ‘doesn’t exist anymore’

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/apr/05/immigration-effort-lacks-2nd-backer-from-gop/

    194. Troy Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 3:54 pm
    The Obama-Giannoulias-Mob Connection
    by DFX April 04, 2010 01:11

    http://www.talkingsides.com/blogs/2010/04/02/the-obama-giannoulias-mob-connection

    The Obama-Giannoulias-Mob Connection
    By Carole on Apr 2, 2010
    For years there have been under-reported connections between organized crime, Illinois Senate Candidate Alexi Giannoulias and President Barack Obama. But it has just gotten tougher for the president’s main stream media accomplices to keep under reporting and Mr. Giannoulias may be the next Jeremiah Wright or Bill Ayers for the administration.
    more http://www.repubx.com/
    195. Katie Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 4:55 pm
    jrh Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    Speaking of reading and weeping, this website gives a pretty convincing rendition of the current state of our Constitution, or should I say what happened to it. It would appear that it has already died.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Reading anything with legalese literally makes me want to crawl in a fetal position and go to sleep. Makes my head hurt, too. This is all starting to form a picture I can understand, tho. They’re literally using the same playbook to bring the country to its’ knees.
    This article from LC ties in and adds a few more pieces of the puzzle.

    http://lamecherry.blogspot.com/2010/04/wall-street-monetized.html

    196. Katie Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 5:01 pm
    Lt. Cmdr. Walter Francis Fitzpatrick is now a political prisoner
    April 5th, 2010
    This message from Carl Swensson:
    Please pass this along and post wherever you can.
    Lt. Cmdr. Walter Francis Fitzpatrick is now a political prisoner in the Monroe County Sheriffs Jail and has been since 04/01/2010. This Court is now the poster child for political corruption and Mr. Fitzpatrick has made a gallant effort to expose this abomination. They are operating outside their own rule of law.
    Latest YouTube video can be found here:

    And here (with explanations):

    http://www.riseupforamerica.com/

    Please make sure everyone you know is aware of this situation and ask for those that can, to meet me at this Courthouse on Wednesday
    on 04/07/2010 at 0900 hrs.
    Tea Party and 912 Patriots welcome, Resist net, C2C, Well regulated Militia, Oath Keepers, all need to spread the word that our battle against tyranny has a new ground Zero— Madisonville, TN. Forward to the press as much as possible.
    See you there on Wednesday,
    Carl Swensson

    http://americangrandjury.org/lt-cmdr-walter-francis-fitzpatrick-is-now-a-political-prisoner

    197. CJ Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 5:16 pm
    Cynka: ‘he throws like a girl’…..I know a bunch of girls, my daughter being one, who throw waaaay better than the One. He’s pathetic. He should stick to teleprompter reading. It’s the only thing he’s good at. Got the head moves down pat. Loser.
    198. Troy Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 7:17 pm
    Monroe County, TN: Update on the incarceration of Cmdr. Walter Fitzpatrick III
    ATTEMPTED TO MAKE A CITIZEN’S ARREST AND WAS HIMSELF ARRESTED
    by JB Williams, ©2010
    Cmdr. Walter Fitzpatrick III (Ret.) was arrested on April 1, 2010, at the Monroe County, TN Courthouse after attempting to make a citizen’s arrest
    (Apr. 5, 2010) — As of this release, retired Lt. Commander Walter Fitzpatrick, III remains in a Monroe County, TN jail. In an interview with Madisonville Mayor Watson moments ago, the mayor confirmed that Mr. Fitzpatrick has not yet been released from custody after his arrest on April 1, 2010 and has refused food and water since his arrest. Mayor Watson confirmed that they were working towards Mr. Fitzpatrick’s release today. In a follow-up interview with the Monroe County Sheriff’s office minutes later, Sgt. Spencer confirmed that Mr. Fitzpatrick had indeed refused food and water since last Thursday, that he has also refused to cooperate with processing for an arraignment, but that Mr. Fitzpatrick had otherwise been an “honorable, articulate and respectful man” whom the officers on duty seem to enjoy visiting with.
    A $1500 bond has been set and a public defender has been assigned to the case. Monroe County officials expect Lt. Commander Walter Fitzpatrick to be released on his own recognizance sometime this afternoon, pending a scheduled court date. Additional information is available at the US Grand Jury Institute.
    more http://www.thepostemail.com/2010/04/05/monroe-county-tn-update-on-the-incarceration-of-cmdr-walter-fitzpatrick-iii/
    199. budgy Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 7:17 pm
    Dropping in to catch up on the news. Meant to say earlier that the threads have been wonderful. This Easter thread tells a beautiful story. Thanks.
    Troy…you’ve had some amazing threads also that I missed commenting on..Hooters was very very creative. Loved it!
    Since you’re from Texas, is there any chance that you could do one on roadrunners. They intrigue me and are the most amazing creatures. The only one I’ve ever seen is the cartoon. lol
    200. Troy Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 7:29 pm
    Troy…you’ve had some amazing threads also that I missed commenting on..Hooters was very very creative. Loved it!
    Since you’re from Texas, is there any chance that you could do one on roadrunners. They intrigue me and are the most amazing creatures. The only one I’ve ever seen is the cartoon. lol
    ***********************************
    Well, sure Budgy, I can do a post on Roadrunners….They are common here in Texas…I’ve seen plenty of them….Beep!!! Beep!!!
    201. Troy Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 8:18 pm
    ALERT!!!
    Obama just gave Iran and North Korea the green light to strike us with nuclear weapons.
    NO RETALITORY STRIKE!!!!!!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    If Nuclear Proliferation Treaty Signatory attacks the US with Nukes, Obama says the US will not use Nuclear weapons against that state
    by DFX April 05, 2010 19:56
    And like how many “Non-Nuclear” states actually have secret Nuclear programs (like Lybia did)? Unbelievable. Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms By DAVID E. SANGER and PETER BAKER WASHINGTON — President Obama said Monday that he was revamping American nuclear strat… [More] http://www.repubx.com/
    202. Troy Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 8:45 pm
    IRS chief: Buy health insurance or lose your tax refund
    by DFX April 05, 2010 20:08
    IRS chief: Buy health insurance or lose your tax refund By Gautham Nagesh – The Daily Caller | Published: 04/05/10 at 5:16 PM | Updated: 04/05/10 at 8:24 PM Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman discusses his role in overseeing the c… [More] http://www.repubx.com/
    203. Troy Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 8:49 pm
    Christians, gun owners, seniors all would pick this president
    ‘Someone new’ preferred by members of most demographics
    ———————————————————————–
    Posted: April 05, 2010
    9:40 pm Eastern
    © 2010 WorldNetDaily
    In a presidential election matchup now, “someone new” would win handily over incumbent President Obama, with a 50 percent to 42 percent margin of victory, according to a report on a new poll.
    The poll by Zogby International was commissioned by “The O’Leary Report” and showed that Obama’s support has plunged among those who pay federal income taxes (some 60 million voters), gun owners (80 million people), and in congressional districts called “competitive” by the Cook Political Report.
    The poll was commissioned by “The O’Leary Report” political newsletter, published by Brad O’Leary. He also is the author of “The Audacity of Deceit” and “Shut Up, America.”
    Conducted by Zogby International, it showed that only 42 percent of likely voters today would choose to re-elect Obama. Fifty percent would choose “someone new.”
    The poll was done March 2-30 of 10,128 likely voters, and confirmed a recent Gallup poll that also found 50 percent of voters would choose not to re-elect Obama. However, Zogby dug more deeply into Obama’s support to discover who actually remains in his camp.
    Among those who pay federal income taxes, Obama would lose re-election 53 percent to 40 percent. Among gun owners, he would lose 68 percent to 26 percent. In those “competitive” congressional districts, mostly Democratic, he would lose 49 percent to 44 percent.
    (Story continues below)

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=137093

    204. Troy Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 8:56 pm
    Notice how the weasles use the term “native born” instead of “natural born”….I sure hope that he catches this and turns it right back in their faces.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Army threatens officer questioning eligibility
    ‘You could be sentenced to dismissal, confinement’
    ——————————————————————————–
    Posted: April 05, 2010
    9:00 pm Eastern
    By Bob Unruh
    © 2010 WorldNetDaily
    Lt. Col. Terry Lakin is the highest-ranking and first active-duty officer to refuse to obey orders based on President Obama’s eligibility.
    The Army is threatening to dismiss and jail an active-duty lieutenant colonel who says he won’t obey military orders until he knows that President Obama is in the Oval Office as a constitutionally eligible president, according to his supporters.
    A statement given to WND today by Margaret Hemenway, who is acting as a spokeswoman for the case involving the American Patriot Foundation and Army Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, said Lakin is “undaunted” and has not changed his position.
    Lakin announced his position with a video stating he would not follow orders because he was not sure of their legality under Obama, who has concealed personal information that could confirm he meets the constitutional requirement that a president be a “natural born citizen.”
    WND reported earlier when the Army “unofficially” recommended a medical evaluation, which Lakin refused.
    New strategy unveiled on answering Obama’s eligibility questions. See how you can help.
    Now, the Army has issued a “counseling form” warning Lakin his deployment orders are valid. The document has been posted on the Safeguard Our Constitution website, which is assembling support for the officer.
    “On 30 March 2010, this command became aware of your intentions to refuse to follow deployment orders. Your stated reason for refusal was your belief that the election of the President of the United States is invalid because you believe he is not ‘native born’ [sic]. This counseling is to inform you that your deployment orders are presumed to be valid and lawful orders issued by competent military authority,” said the document from the “counselor,” Lt. Col. William D. Judd.
    (Story continues below)

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=137013

    205. Troy Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 9:13 pm
    New strategy unveiled to force Obama on eligibility
    Petition calls on state election officials to verify qualifications in 2012
    ——————————————————————————–
    Posted: April 05, 2010
    1:00 am Eastern
    © 2010 WorldNetDaily
    WASHINGTON – There’s a new strategy unfolding today in the effort to establish whether Barack Obama is constitutionally eligible to serve as president, Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND says.
    In his column today in WND, Farah announces a new petition drive directed not at federal officials, whom, he says, have abrogated their own responsibilities, but toward election officials, governors and legislatures in all 50 states who will have to oversee the vote in 2012.
    “I think it’s more than clear at this point that no one at the federal level plans to do anything to enforce the U.S. Constitution,” Farah said. “But I have confidence that at least some state officials will have the guts to do so when Obama faces re-election – if he dares.”
    The new petition launches after one directed at all controlling legal authorities at the federal level attracted some 500,000 names.
    Farah points out that it won’t take all 50 states enforcing the law to ensure Obama is disqualified.
    “Obama knows he can’t win without competing in all 50 states,” he said. “In fact, he will have his hands full even if he can get on the ballot everywhere.”
    (Story continues below)

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=136589

    206. Troy Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 9:22 pm
    What happens in Vegas: Massive tea party
    Americans prepare for battle against ‘Obama-Pelosi-Reid axis of fiscal evil’
    ——————————————————————————–
    Posted: April 05, 2010
    9:19 pm Eastern
    By Chelsea Schilling
    © 2010 WorldNetDaily
    America’s tea-party movement is regrouping and preparing for a second convention to unite its leaders against the “Obama-Pelosi-Reid axis of fiscal evil” as the nation prepares for the fall 2010 election.
    The Tea Party Nation, along with ResistNet, Leadership Tea Party the Tea Party Leadership Coalition and other groups, is organizing a National Tea Party Unity Convention, July 15-17, at the Palazzo Las Vegas Resort in Nevada.
    Along with speakers and training sessions, the unity event will feature the first Tea Party Nation Conservative Film Festival.
    The convention is calling for filmmakers to submit feature films, short films and music videos with a conservative message and/or emphasis on traditional American values. Entries must be submitted by June 11.
    Sherry Phillips, executive director of the conservative film festival and vice president of Tea Party Nation, told WND, “We want to showcase conservative filmmakers and films that highlight conservativism and traditional American values. We are really excited about it.”
    Shop where patriots shop – WND’s tea party store. These revolutionary yard signs will be the shot heard ’round your block
    She said Tea Party Nation has big plans for the event and expects to transform it into an annual, conservative, Christian, family values-oriented festival.
    A panel of celebrity judges will select up to 10 films to present at the convention and awards will be given for best feature length film, best short film and best music video. Entry forms are available at the convention website.
    (Story continues below)

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=137001

    207. Troy Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 9:53 pm
    Obama not the first to have Presidential Eligibility questioned
    CHARLES EVANS HUGHES’S FATHER WAS A BRITISH SUBJECT, JUST AS OBAMA’S WAS; THE ONLY DIFFERENCE WAS, HE LOST
    by Sharon Rondeau
    Was this presidential candidate from 1916 a “natural born Citizen”?
    (Apr. 5, 2010) — The year 2008 is not the first time a presidential candidate’s eligibility has been questioned based on the “natural born Citizen” requirement of Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution.
    Charles Evans Hughes (1862-1948) served on the Supreme Court, was elected governor of New York, and was nominated as Secretary of State under President Warren Harding from 1921 to 1925. He was later nominated Chief Justice of the Supreme Court by President Herbert Hoover. His appointment to that position overlapped Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s presidency, during which time Hughes sometimes voted in favor of Roosevelt’s New Deal policies and sometimes against them. However, he opposed FDR’s attempt to reorganize the Supreme Court in 1937, also known as “court-packing.”
    In 1916, Hughes resigned from his first Supreme Court appointment to launch an unsuccessful bid for the presidency against Woodrow Wilson, the incumbent. The electoral vote count was extremely close, 277 to 254.
    During his presidential campaign, Hughes’s eligibility for the presidency was questioned because his father remained a British citizen. Breckenridge Long, an attorney and graduate of Washington University Law School who later served as Secretary of State as well as U.S. ambassador to Italy under FDR, examined the issue in an article entitled “Is Mr. Charles Evans Hughes a ‘Natural Born Citizen’ within the Meaning of the Constitution?” Published in the “Chicago Legal News,” Vol. 146, p. 220 in 1916, the article begins:
    Whether Mr. Hughes is, or is not, a “natural born” citizen within the meaning of the Constitution, so as to make him eligible, or ineligible, to assume the office of President, presents an interesting inquiry.
    He was born in this country and is beyond question “native born.” But is there not a distinction “native born” and “natural born”? At the time he was born his father and mother were subjects of England. His father had not then been naturalized.
    Long was a Democrat and large donor to FDR’s 1932 presidential campaign, and Hughes ran for President as a Republican against Wilson.
    In discussing the difference between “citizen” and “natural born citizen,” Long stated:
    The Constitution of the United States puts a particular qualification upon those who shall become President and Vice-President. For all other offices it requires that they be “citizens of the United States,” but for the Presidency and Vice-Presidency it requires that they be “Natural Born citizens.”
    Long’s definition of “natural born citizen” was “one who was naturally, at his birth, a member of the political society;…It would mean, further, that no other government had any claim upon him; that his sole allegiance the government into which he had been born and that that government was solely, at the time, responsible for his protection.”
    The citizenship of the father is the determining factor for a child’s citizenship, according to Long. He states that in the case of Hughes, his father was a British citizen when Hughes was born, which precluded him from qualifying as a “natural born citizen”:
    If the father becomes naturalized before the birth of the child and is at the time of the birth of the child a citizen of the United States, then the child is a ‘natural born’ citizen. But in the case of Mr. Hughes the father was not naturalized at the time the son was born and was at that time a subject of England. How could the son be a “natural born” citizen of the United States?…There can hardly be…any dispute that Mr. Hughes was at the time of his birth an English subject. If he was at that time an English subject, he became a citizen of the United States by a process of naturalization, and is not a “natural born” citizen of the United States.
    Long also analyzes the matter of dual citizenship:
    It must be admitted that a man born on this soil, of alien parents, enjoys a dual nationality and owes a double allegiance. A child born under these conditions has a right to elect what nationality he will enjoy and to which of the two conflicting claims of governmental allegiance he will pay obedience. Now if, by any possible construction, a person at the instant of birth, and for any period of time thereafter, owes, or may owe, allegiance to any sovereign but the United States, he is not a “natural born” citizen of the United States…The doctrine of dual citizenship and of double allegiance are too well known and too well founded in international law to be doubted or disputed.
    more http://www.thepostemail.com/2010/04/05/obama-not-the-first-to-have-presidential-eligibility-questioned/
    208. Troy Says:
    April 5, 2010 at 9:58 pm
    Monroe County, TN: Second Update on the incarceration of Cmdr. Walter Fitzpatrick III
    ATTEMPTED TO MAKE A CITIZEN’S ARREST AND WAS HIMSELF ARRESTED
    by JB Williams, ©2010
    Cmdr. Walter Fitzpatrick III (Ret.) was arrested on April 1, 2010, at the Monroe County, TN Courthouse after attempting to make a citizen’s arrest
    (Apr. 5, 2010) — As of this release, retired Lt. Commander Walter Fitzpatrick, III remains in a Monroe County, TN jail.
    A verbal report obtained this evening from Sgt. Lynn at the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office stated that Mr. Fitzpatrick remains incarcerated and is not expected to be released tonight. Sgt. Lynn also stated that Sgt. Spencer, the officer who purportedly released information to the press earlier today regarding Mr. Fitzpatrick’s situation and condition, does not work for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department. Lynn also stated that Mr. Fitzpatrick has not been arraigned following his five days of confinement and that no visitors are allowed. Fitzpatrick is reportedly refusing food and water since his arrest last Thursday.
    Earlier today, the Madisonville, TN mayor had reported that Fitzpatrick was expected to be released today and appointed a public defender.

    http://www.thepostemail.com/2010/04/05/monroe-county-tn-update-on-the-incarceration-of-cmdr-walter-fitzpatrick-iii/

    210. Troy Says:
    April 6, 2010 at 4:58 am
    New Thread

    http://rosettasister.wordpress.com/2010/04/06/april-animal-fun-day/

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