The Cost of Freedom

2009 October 2
by justrand

At the end of the black & white Sci-Fi classic “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”, Kevin McCarthy looks at the camera and screams: “Look, you fools. You’re in danger. Can’t you see? They’re after you. They’re after all of us. Our wives, our children, everyone. They’re here already. YOU’RE NEXT!”

The movie is routinely categorized, and thus dismissed, as a product of “anti-Communist hysteria” in the 1950s.  It was not intended as such.  What it was, and remains, is a chilling reminder of the de-humanizing forces that surround us…and that vigilance is the key to survival.  The alien “pods” take over a human only when they fall asleep…i.e., when they stop being vigilant.   

In the last month we have seen three episodes that make me want to scream out, as Kevin McCarthy did.  Only I would need to change the phrasing and scream this: “Look, you fools. You’re KIDS are in danger. Can’t you see? They’re after THEM. They’re after all of them. Our kids, our grandkids, everyone’s kids. They’re here already. YOURS ARE NEXT!”

Though it started decades ago, the pace is accelerating.  And what was once abhorrently unthinkable is now dismissed as irrelevant…or even defended! 

About a month ago the videos of two young people posing as a pimp and a prostitute burst upon the national stage.  ACORN employees across the country were seen eagerly aiding and abetting the establishment of brothels using 13-15 year old girls as sex-slaves.  The initial reaction of our “watchdog” media: investigate the makers of the videos!!  Even now, there is NO national outrage.  ACORN has been damaged, but its defenders assure us it will survive and thrive. 

During the campaign last Fall a chilling video surfaced from Venice, California showing parents using their children to make a worshiping video of Obama.  The haunting voice of one child begins the video, singing: “We’re gonna spread happiness / We’re gonna spread freedom / Obama’s gonna change it / Obama’s gonna lead ‘em / We’re gonna change it / And rearrange it / We’re gonna change the world.”

Then the rest of the Children of the Corn chime in, and the parents are seen in orgasmic ecstasy, swaying and beaming with pride.  Surely, we thought, this was an aberration…in the style of Jim Jones to be sure…but an aberration.

But over the last two weeks new videos, shot on public school grounds, have surfaced showing that the video from the campaign was NOT an aberration…it was a herald of things to come.  As with the ACORN videos, when the “mmm…mmm…mmm, Barack Hussein Obama” video surfaced the Left proclaimed it was “one isolated incident”…and no big deal.  Then other videos started coming forward, and it became obvious that it was NOT an “isolated incident”.  Most chilling, however, is the fact that the Teachers and school Administrators felt it was “no big deal” to make these in the first place!  In fact, they felt it was a fine thing to do!

Then this past week, a decades old crime took center stage and the mask of humanity that the “elite” of our society wear so well, slipped…giving any who cared to look a chilling look at what that mask conceals.

Roman Polanski was finally arrested, decades after he fled the miniscule amount of justice he faced for the heinous crime he committed.  And instead of OUTRAGE at the crimes of this animal, the Hollywood “Elite” were OUTRAGED that he was arrested.  They closed ranks, and railed against the injustice of it all.  The “beautiful people” were led by Debra Winger and Whoopi Goldberg.  Goldberg’s dismissal of Polanski’s rape of a 13 year old girl he had drugged as “not rape-rape” seemed surreal.  But it was all too real.  Then yesterday, the Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein said that Polanski was “misunderstood”, and he dismissed the categorization of Hollywood as amoral saying: “Hollywood has the best moral compass, because it has compassion”.  (I hope you were sitting down when you read that sentence)

These three episodes: ACORN abetting child sex-slavery, children being indoctrinated into cult-like worship of Obama, and Hollywood dismissing the drugging and raping of a 13 year old girl as “not rape-rape”, have one obvious thing in common: children.

Children are being viewed as objects, as pawns.  Whether for financial gain (brothels), political gain (propaganda), or sexual satisfaction, children are squarely in the crosshairs.  When Jim Jones poisoned the Kool-Aid, only the PARENTS knew it was poisoned…the nearly 300 children who died drank it because their twisted parents told them to.

Parents have always told their kids: “Listen to your teachers…and do everything they tell you”.  You don’t want a small child questioning whether 2+2 really IS 4…though in higher math the proof of this fact is interesting.  But when they’re young they need to absorb fundamentals…and thus we tell them to listen and absorb.

My parents attended every Parent-Teacher conference and every Back-to-School night.  But on a day-to-day basis they never needed to examine my TEXTBOOKS looking for opinions disguised as facts, anti-American bias, or “Politically Correct” nonsense designed to change a math lesson into Social Engineering!   And they certainly never needed to ask me whether, on any given day, I learned any songs of worship to whoever was President at the time! 

But if your kids or grandkids are in public school, then this is the kind of vigilance we ALL must exhibit.  Kevin McCarthy, knowing the alien invasion had begun, screamed at the camera: “Look, you fools. You’re in danger. Can’t you see?”  In 1790, John Philpot Curran said it more eloquently:

“It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt.”

This is often shortened to “Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty”.  Or, as I like to say, the Cost of Freedom.

49 Responses leave one →
  1. 2009 October 2 8:10 am
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    MI Conservative permalink

    Barack Obama was seated next to a little girl on an airplane trip back to Washington. He turned to her and said, “Let’s talk. I’ve heard that flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.”

    The little girl, who had just opened her book, closed it slowly and said to The Obama, “What would you like to talk about?”

    “Oh, I don’t know,” said the Obama. “How about What Changes I Should Make To America?” and he smiles.

    “OK,” she says. “That could be an interesting topic. But let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff – grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps of dried grass. Why do you suppose that is?”

    Obama, visibly surprised by the little girl’s intelligence, thinks about it for a second and finally says, “Hmmm, I have no idea.”

    To which the little girl replies, “Do you really feel qualified to change America when you don’t know shit?”

  2. 2009 October 2 8:16 am
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    justrand permalink

    MI Conservative, great…but where was that little girl during the campaign? 🙂

  3. 2009 October 2 8:17 am
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    MI Conservative permalink

    She was busy feeding the deer, horses and cows.

  4. 2009 October 2 8:29 am
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    judyt2009 permalink

    No… what happened… once Obama showed up the world was suppose to love us… looks like the IOC isn’t impressed with the hardball tactics of Chicago sleazeballs, oops I mean politicians…..giggle, giggle, giggle….

    Egg on the face of the Zero….

  5. 2009 October 2 8:31 am
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    janzam permalink

    Interesting news tidbit….Chicago was eliminated from the 2016 Olympic consideration in the first round of voting. So much for Barak’s and Michelle (and Oprah’s) showmanship appeal!

  6. 2009 October 2 8:37 am
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    justrand permalink

    janzam…and after all the “SACRIFICES” that Barack, Michelle and Oprah made!! sniff…sniff

  7. 2009 October 2 8:42 am
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    judyt2009 permalink

    Yep — amateur hour in the White House… the Zero spends more time with Copenhagen pitching his corrupt home city than with the McCrystal and dealing with the war in Afghanistan.

    But then again… those of us who post here knew the Zero and his entire crew were so inexperienced that they could not handle the job… and so leftist that what they did manage to accomplish would destroy this country.

  8. 2009 October 2 8:49 am
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    judyt2009 permalink

    RE: O/T Olympics… I am not sorry Chicago lost because it would have been a corrupt mess and a huge cost to local, state, and federal taxpayers. I am not sorry Chicago lost if it in any way embarrasses the Zero, SheWhoHasBigButt, and the harping stooge.

    But I am sorry for those decent and hardworking people of Chicago and Illinois who have been long suffered at the hands of corrupt politics. I am sorry for the loss of prestige for the United States. So I apologize for the Zero and his corrupt buddies.

  9. 2009 October 2 8:54 am
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    Hey obarfa YOU SUCK

  10. 2009 October 2 9:00 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Thanks Janzam. That’s great news. I hope Rio gets it. From everything I’ve read, the people there really want it and there has never been an Olympics in South America.

    For the Obamas, this really makes them look even more like jokes. For a President to personally campaign for the Olympics and get knocked out in round 1.

    I don’t expect Chicago losing will get as much coverage as Katie Couric cheerleading for Barack and Michelle going to Copenhagen.

    Obama is back in minus double digits in Rasmussen (-10) and 48% approve/51% disapprove overall. And, yes JR I realize it’s just one day and a snapshot in time, but as Sheryl Crow sings, “If it makes you happy ….”

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

  11. 2009 October 2 9:02 am
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    beej permalink

    RE: O/T Olympics… I am not sorry Chicago lost because it would have been a corrupt mess and a huge cost to local, state, and federal taxpayers. I am not sorry Chicago lost if it in any way embarrasses the Zero, SheWhoHasBigButt, and the harping stooge.

    Agree 100%

    But I am sorry for those decent and hardworking people of Chicago and Illinois who have been long suffered at the hands of corrupt politics.

    The corruption here, as in LA, has been going on for years. Sometime or another, a decent law abiding person has arisen that could have led change in Illinois. They lost their elections. Illinois residents need to wake up and clean up.

    Of course, look what we have voted in congress and the whitehouse. a pox on all our states….

  12. 2009 October 2 9:02 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    MI Conservative, great…but where was that little girl during the campaign?

    Working as a McCain campaign operative. But alas McCain does not know shit either.

  13. 2009 October 2 9:02 am
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    janzam permalink

    Yeah, Justrand I was really broken up about the whole thing!

    Actually, I am jubilant. There is so much graft and corruption in Chicago that I would have been embarrassed had the Obama’s been able to win over the judges. I say “the Obamas,” because it seemed more like an attempt to add on to their status rather than doing anything for the United States.

    Michelle Malkin did an extensive interview yesterday chronicling the behind-the-scenes mischief that people like Valerie Jerrett have been doing to “prepare” for these Olympics. They were so assured that they would get them, that land deals have already been in the mill to build the Olympic Village etc. It is simply mind-blowing the hubris these people have.

    So, yes it is satisfying to see a fly appear in their self-serving ointment!

  14. 2009 October 2 9:08 am
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    janzam permalink

    Also, with respect to this thread’s topic, there is an organization called the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) that is heavily promoted by Michael Medved. This organization takes on law suits, especially on the college level, of students who have been denied their 1st Amendment rights — aka known as indoctrination by left-wing professors. They appear to be fairly successful at what they do, which is protecting the rights of students and parents to have a different POV from public education.

  15. 2009 October 2 9:08 am
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    SLOUCHING TOWARD GOMORRAH

    scroll down to video

  16. 2009 October 2 9:09 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Do I hear Judy Collins singing “Bring in the Clowns?”

  17. 2009 October 2 9:11 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Do I hear Judy Collins singing “Bring in the Clowns?”

    Clowns are already here. Its more like “Roll Out the Barrel”. 🙂

  18. 2009 October 2 9:14 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Jan,

    FIRE also does good work in this area. Though their shtick is more to go after the administrations to change rules using a students loss of civil rights.

  19. 2009 October 2 9:16 am
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    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    Well, the crooks in DC snuck one over on us – I didnt even hear it talked about on tv or Radio yesterday

    here is the link to about the only story I could find on what happened:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/02/AR2009100200457.html?hpid=topnews

    This tells us the timeline we have for action:

    “The panel is expected to reconvene for a final vote Tuesday or Wednesday, giving congressional budget analysts time to determine whether the bill meets Obama’s twin goals of significantly expanding coverage to the uninsured and not increasing the federal budget deficit. Reid then plans to merge the package with a measure approved by the Senate health committee and begin debate before the full Senate shortly after Columbus Day. The House also expects to begin action in mid-October. ”

    Thhe story indicates that Lincon of AR and Snowe are still opposed to the final package and may vote no in commitee – the two need to be key targets

    Bascally, we need to set off a Hurricane of Protest to Congress – email, fax & Call now!

  20. 2009 October 2 9:21 am
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    ~~~~~~~THE SCENARIO~~~~~

    1) The senate will pass a something called HC reform with or without a disguised public option and with mandates.

    2) This senate bill will then be pasted on as an amendment to the already passed TARP bill (HR 1586).

    3) The house senate conference will agree on full option and mandates.This may require a final vote in both houses,but the senate will have a simple majority, and the house blue dogs will have the cover to support what is designated as a TARP bill, not HC reform.The knuckle draggers will be blind sided by this fait accompli.

    4)Obammer will gladly sign this subterfuge.The great unwashed will bitch for awhile then forget about it. The 2010 erection will hinge on whatever is on the feeble little minds of the populace two weeks before the event.

    5)Nov 2010, Ditchcarp remain in control of both houses,the culture/economy continues it’s decay, the goat roping and cluster foxtrotting continue unabated.

    POSTSCRIPT:
    I sincerely hope that the above is totally bravo sierra, and this whole scenario is deep sixed, and that I wind up looking like a complete dipshit,as that would be preferable to the success of this pretender in the white house.

  21. 2009 October 2 9:26 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Here’s how Don Lemon handled reporting the IOC decision to eliminate Chicago in the first round. He is not taking it well. Don likes to paint those who oppose “The One” as racist. I guess the IOC decision makers areracists. Here’s a link.

    http://www.freedomslighthouse.com/2009/10/cnn-achor-disbelieving-at-announcement.html

    HT: Freedom’s Lighthouse

  22. 2009 October 2 9:34 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    WEC,

    What am I missing? From what I read of the article all that occured is that the last amendment was completed. The committee them promptly adjourned till later next week. NO votes have been taken. Nor has the bill been scored. As to commingling this effort with HR 1586. That was discussed 2 days ago.

    Frankly the article is more projection by the authors than any legislative prowess on the part of the Senate. Till Max Headroom can flip a Rep Senator his bill ain’t going nowhere and Snowe is squawking more than usual over this one.

  23. 2009 October 2 9:35 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    You could probably pick up some Chicago slum property pretty cheap right about now….

  24. 2009 October 2 9:37 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Unemployment higher than expected and now the Olympics. You have to love it when the bad guys lose.

  25. 2009 October 2 9:39 am
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    This olympic goat rope is fun to watch, but it is just another flare drop to distract from the HC sandbagging we are about to experience.IMHO

  26. 2009 October 2 9:41 am
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    Unemployment higher than expected and now the Olympics. You have to love it when the bad guys lose. BC

    A pyrrhic victory at best.~~~~~WSBS

  27. 2009 October 2 9:44 am
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    I’ve seen three world fairs,
    two world wars,
    a cockfight,a goatrope,
    and a buzzard f–k,
    but I ain’t never seen nothin like this.

  28. 2009 October 2 9:50 am
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    MI Conservative permalink

    So, will Gibbs be stating that the “world is racist” and “it is a Vast Right Wing Conspiracy?”

    Maybe Obama should have sent Clinton. Bill, not hillary.

  29. 2009 October 2 9:53 am
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    phineas gage permalink

    Rio just got it.

    Good.

  30. 2009 October 2 10:00 am
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    JustMary permalink

    YAY for Rio!!!!! 😀

  31. 2009 October 2 10:03 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    OT. Watch one man raise a 22k block to vertical no machinery.

  32. 2009 October 2 10:06 am
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    aureliusx permalink

    Go Rio.

    It would not have been good for America if Chicago had gotten it.

    It would have artificially perpetuated the failed model of corrupt governance that now threatens our democracy.

    The billions that would have been pumped into the pockets of the criminals that are killing our children.

    It is pro-America, and supportive of American lives, and in defense of American children, to cheer the defeat of Chicago here.

    Chicago is a failed city. It must not be artificially supported in its current model.

  33. 2009 October 2 10:07 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Its a long list — Chicago, Detroit, E. St. Louis, etc.

  34. 2009 October 2 10:08 am
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    janzam permalink

    Drudge’s headlines is that “the ego has landed!” Another excerpt shows the extend of Obama’s “ego” as applied to the games being in Chicago —> It was all about Him!

    At a rally in Daley Plaza five months before the election, Obama drummed up enthusiasm for the bid. He said: “In 2016, I’ll be wrapping up my second term as president, so I can’t think of a better way than to be marching into Washington Park alongside Mayor Daley, alongside Rahm Emanuel, alongside Dick Durbin, alongside Valerie Jarrett as President of the United States, and announcing to the world, ‘Let the games begin!'”

    Chicago loses 2016 Olympic bid Link

    H/T Drudge

  35. 2009 October 2 10:12 am
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    bc3b permalink

    IP –

    “A pyrrhic victory at best.~~~~~WSBS”

    I disagree. This makes Obama look like an incompetent bungler and a fool. It further erodes the public’s confidence him which strengthens and emboldens the opposition (us racists).

    It will be interesting to see how the media “spins” this.

  36. 2009 October 2 10:16 am
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    JustMary permalink

    Dad and I were talking about his COF post last night and I mentioned something to him that fit right in with this topic. We are looking at homeschooling again. I say again because we did it once before. We home-schooled our son from 3rd-mid4th because of his 2nd grade teacher, who I can only describe as satan, taking a very sweet happy boy and making him miserable and fake illness prone. I suspected things were going very wrong in the classroom almost from the beginning, and it was the massive amount of time I spent in the classroom that caused my advocacy for my son’s right to not be screamed and cussed at. She HATED my presence in the room, because she had to behave. Similarly, parents need to sit in the classrooms now, because the teachers cannot very well indoctrinate Obama-god-ism with you sitting right there, and if they do, you can take more immediate action than you can when videos surface months after the fact.

    I am working on keeping my son at home from Jr. High on, hopefully I can, but CA makes it really difficult on parents who can give their child a better education than the failing schools can. My son is grounded, and is not easily persuaded into false beliefs of unicorn hopeychange, but I do not want him to be around others who are, when he could be learning more with less “filler” at home. The other thing is in 7th grade out here they have Islam month where you learn about how wonderful and tolerant a people the muslims are. They have to dress up, learn chants, etc. When my daughter was told she had to do this, I called the school and asked if they would also be given flight plans and ariel maps of skyscrapers, for a richer depth of understanding. Then I asked if there would be a Christianity month, the answer came with a no, and a mention of the crusades *yawn*.

    Anyhow, if we are not vocal advocates for our children, who will be? You can bet your bippy it won’t be the teachers. They are too busy singing praise to BO. If more parents sit in the classroom, it will throw a wrench in the works, and if parents take their child’s education into their own hands, perhaps the kids will have a fighting chance at success.

  37. 2009 October 2 10:20 am
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    By pyrrhic victory, I meant that he can still do anything he wants until 2010,and by then it may be too late.

  38. 2009 October 2 10:22 am
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    janzam permalink

    I agree with BC that there was a high cost to Obama’s “image” in losing this Olympic bid. And, after all, isn’t that what Obama is all about —-> image?

    The U.S. president was embarrassed on the world stage after the IOC rejected his very personal bid for the 2016 Olympic Games to be hosted in his home town of Chicago.

    ICO makes history and humiliates Obama… Link

  39. 2009 October 2 10:25 am
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    aureliusx permalink

    JustMary– do you know about “advisory”?

    My son is in CA public schools. They have regular classes and then they have 45 min of non-class time built into every Wednesday called “advisory”.

    I asked my son what happens in that time. He said the teacher talks to them about a lot of things, not school-related, including a big push to not use the word “gay” negatively.

    We’ll see where this goes.

    Looks like the thin end of the wedge, to build regular political indoctrination into the curriculum.

  40. 2009 October 2 10:25 am
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    JustMary permalink

    Chicago getting the boot is raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacism in 5-4-3-2…..

  41. 2009 October 2 10:26 am
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    janzam permalink

    JM

    7th grade is a good dividing line in which to consider home schooling, as this is when puberty starts to co-op the kids internally. When you add in peer group and teacher influences, these are definitely ingredients that can corrupt the innocence of budding youth.

  42. 2009 October 2 10:31 am
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    JustMary permalink

    I have not heard of that, and my son tells me everything. Then again, if it was overly subtle, he may not see it as anything bad. Thank you aureliusx cause I will make sure to ask him about that.

  43. 2009 October 2 10:34 am
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    JustMary permalink

    I think so too, Jan. I miss teaching him anyway, and I know for a fact he learns more with me (in less time per day).

  44. 2009 October 2 10:36 am
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    janzam permalink

    “Democrats floating on a river of denial.” H/T Wizbang

    It is not an understatement to say that Democrats are faced with an unending flow of economic data that shows devastation in the private sector as they (the Democrats) do nothing to stem the mounting job losses. President Obama and the Democrat majorities in Congress are going to have to confront a reality they have been studiously avoiding since 2006: rich people create jobs. The only way rich people will create more jobs is if they perceive some willingness on the part of President Obama and Congress to let them keep more of their earnings to reinvest in businesses.So far, there is no indication that President Obama and the Congress will do that. In fact, the discussion is moving in the opposite direction toward higher taxes.

    This is called cut-and-dried “truth!”

  45. 2009 October 2 10:38 am
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    justrand permalink

    janzam…that speech quote of Obama (“In 2016, I’ll be wrapping up my second term as president…”) was staggering! What eff’ing HUBRIS!

    I know the White House spinmeisters are gonna be working overtime on this…but even the dimmest bulbs around (aka: The Left) should be able to figure thisout!

  46. 2009 October 2 10:42 am
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    justrand permalink

    JM, I think the teacher in the 2nd Grade was intimdated by your two-handed grip…and steely gaze!

    I would REALLY rather my grandson didn’t have to spend a month in the 7th Grade being called ‘Mohamed’. During “Islam Month” do the girls still get educated?? Do the girls have to wear burkas…and eat at seperate tables? Frankly, during “Islam Month” the girls shouldn’t be able to even leave the HOUSE (unless accompanied by a male relative, of course).

    Still, my grandson WOULD enjoy the AK-47 and RPG training during that month…

  47. 2009 October 2 10:47 am
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    The only way rich people will create more jobs is if they perceive some willingness on the part of President Obama and Congress to let them keep more of their earnings to reinvest in businesses.
    ~~~JAN

    ~~~exactly so~~~~

    WHEN THE PLUNDERING BECOMES LEGAL,
    THANKS TO BARACK THE REGAL,
    THE INVESTORS AREN’T SHEEP,
    THEY WILL VOTE WITH THEIR FEET,
    WITH THE SWIFTNESS LIKE WINGS OF AN EAGLE. .

  48. 2009 October 2 10:48 am
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    bc3b permalink

    I just looked at Drudge. Sarah Palin’s book is selling at a record pace (becoming #1 best seller before a jacket design was even approved) while Obama suffers a major defeat and David Letterman is involved in an embarrassing scandal.

    This shows there is a God. Three different people, each getting exactly what he/she deserves.

  49. 2009 October 3 8:12 pm
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    booshkindoggin permalink

    re: JRs initial reference to Invasion of the Body Snatchers, I recall reading the original SciFi novel. In the book, the pods eventually gave up and floated back into space bound for another planet where the inhabitants would put up less of a struggle. Not saying our task will be easy but the lesson is the same one Churchill delivered: “Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never”.

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