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old flag & lib bell quotesSixty Four years ago today, the War in Europe ended on May 8, 1945.  My father and his crew had already flown their last mission over Germany and they prepared to fly their planes back to the States on their way to the Pacific.  They refused to fly the first four planes they were assigned.  None were sufficiently flight worthy to make the trip back, via Greenland.  They made it home in the 5th one, landed in Bangor, Maine and waited on the West Coast for their orders to the Pacific.

Earlier that year in February, the Big Three Allied powers met at Yalta to decide the fate of post war Europe.  Among the things they discussed were:

  • The dividing up of Germany
  • The formation of the United Nations
  • German war reparations
  • The entry of Soviet forces into the Far-Eastern front (Japan)
  • The final, and most difficult issue, the future of Poland

Thus were the seeds of the Cold War sown.  George S. Patton,  brilliant General and Enfant Terrible of the European ground theater, was killed not long thereafter in occupied Germany, Franklin Delano Roosevelt died that April and Harry S. Truman was left to oversee the end of the War in the Pacific.

Sixty Four years later, those seeds have grown into trees whose branches comprise the world of geopolitics, and the world is now truly a global village, rendering more true than ever the ancient Chinese admonition that the air moved from the flutter of a butterfly’s wing is felt around the world.  Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the “New World” are indeed on the brink of a “New World Order” so many have predicted, if not advocated, and the phrase “We Are All One” has taken on a new, fairly ominous meaning.    As the current resident of the White House muddles on, taking America down a bit more each day, Tom Hayden’s review of Mark Rudd’s book on the days of Protest as they turned into days of Resistance raises questions indeed: not, of course,  as to whether it is acceptable to blow people up a la Bill Ayers and Tim McVeigh, [who was most probably just another Jihadist’s dupe]–but, more importantly,  when does the realization that Protest, which is directed at entities one believes will listen, turn into Resistance, which moves forward with the sad realization that a government no longer listens or cares about the sentiments of its citizens.  Regardless of what one may believe about Hayden, Rudd or any of those old time revolutionaries,  Hayden illustrates the difference and the turning point between that of  peaceful protest and resigned resistance.  Had they only known then what would be occurring those 40 years hence…
My father and so many of his brave fellow soldiers are gone now.  I am almost relieved that they did not have to live to see the desecration of the Constitution and the Country they fought so hard and risked so much  to protect.

Among other atrocities, under cover of “Flu Mania, “H.R. 1388 was passed yesterday, surreptitiously of course.  By executive order, pResident Barack Obama has ordered the expenditure of $20.3 million in “migration assistance” to the Palestinian refugees and “conflict victims” in Gaza .The “presidential determination”, which allows hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with ties to Hamas to resettle in the United States , was signed on January 27 and appeared in the Federal Register on February 4. Few on Capitol Hill, or in the media, took note that the order provides a free ticket replete with housing and food allowances to individuals who have displayed their overwhelming support to the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in the parliamentary election of January 2006.

And, in case anyone may have forgotten some of these offenses in the onslaught, here is an itemized list of some of the worst of them  since the coup “inauguration”:

  • His first call to any head of state, as president, was to Mahmoud Abbas, leader of Fatah party in the Palestinian territory.
  • His first one-on-one television interview with any news organization was with Al Arabia television.
  • He ordered Guantanamo Bay closed and all military trials of detainees halted.
  • He ordered overseas CIA interrogation centers closed.
  • He withdrew all charges against the masterminds behind the USS Cole and the “terror attack” on 9/11.
  • He is allowing hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refuges to move to, and live in, the US at American taxpayer expense.

www.thefederalregis ter.com/d.p/2009-02-04-E9-2488 <http://www.thefederalregister.com/d.p/2009-02-04-E9-2488>These important, and insightful, issues are being “lost” in the blinding bail-outs and “stimulation” packages.

And they wonder why the Tea Parties??!  See tonight’s Glenn Beck on FOX at 5 PM EST.  He’ll explain it.  More and more states are getting fed up with the Federal government’s increasing attempt to violate the 10th Amendment…among other things…

Oh, and don’t forget the huge infusion of troops to Afghanistan…

Happy VE Day.


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011703-handreflexolchartFly By’s, Flu Bugs  and What To Do?!  Whoooaaaaa! NOT good.  Well, other than stepping up those visits to the Reflexologist, look at the bright side:  now we know why they’re floating that flu thing all over the wires… Massachusetts legislators yesterday unanimously rammed a martial law bill into law with a 36-0 vote, allowing a public health commissioner to close or evacuate buildings, enter private property for investigations, and quarantine individuals — in a public health emergency, of course. The bill specifically mandates the following:

(1) to require the owner or occupier of premises to permit entry into and investigation of the premises;

(2) to close, direct, and compel the evacuation of, or to decontaminate or cause to be decontaminated any building or facility, and to allow the reopening of the building or facility when the danger has ended;

(3) to decontaminate or cause to be decontaminated, or to destroy any material;

(4) to restrict or prohibit assemblages of persons;

(5) to require a health care facility to provide services or the use of its facility, or to transfer the management and supervision of the health care facility to the department or to a local public health authority;

(6) to control ingress to and egress from any stricken or threatened public area, and the movement of persons and materials within the area;

(7) to adopt and enforce measures to provide for the safe disposal of infectious waste and human remains, provided that religious, cultural, family, and individual beliefs of the deceased person shall be followed to the extent possible when disposing of human remains, whenever that may be done without endangering the public health;

(8) to procure, take immediate possession from any source, store, or distribute any anti-toxins, serums, vaccines, immunizing agents, antibiotics, and other pharmaceutical agents or medical supplies located within the commonwealth as may be necessary to respond to the emergency;

(9) to require in-state health care providers to assist in the performance of vaccination, treatment, examination, or testing of any individual as a condition of licensure, authorization, or the ability to continue to function as a health care provider in the commonwealth

Any person who knowingly violates an order of the commissioner or his or her designee, or of a local public health authority or its designee, given to effectuate the purposes of this subsection shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or by a fine of note more than one thousand dollars, or both.

Well, by hook or by crook, the government continues to wedge itself into positions of increasing authority, making further inroads into our Constitution. [ Earlier this year, the State of New Jersey passed into law a bill mandating vaccinations for all children, desite the fact that it runs contrary to the tenets of our Constitution, which, along with our Declaration of Independence, states otherwise]. In fact, to be perfectly clear here: The Constitution does NOT CONFER rights upon us. Rather, it affirms the Declaration of Independence’s assertion that

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

Again: there  ARE  ‘certain inalienable rights’ which we hold automatically, as human beings, and which cannot be taken, by the government or anyone else, because they cannot begiven.’ We ALREADY HAVE them. Or did, until this bunch  of clowns forced their way into our government.

However, the brouhaha about the latest round of flu appears to be at best a conundrum and at worst, a smokescreen for something far worse. It seems that another one of the patterns [so many patterns, so little time!] that has emerged in the last 100 Days is the Smoke and Mirrors ploy, in which a maddening, albeit lesser event such as AIG executives’ bonuses [or a flu outbreak] consistently floods the airwaves, only to cover up something else, far more nefarious, that is actually transpiring behind the scenes, for the most part safely unreported. Take, for example, the Bailouts, which 99% of the American people opposed, or the Goldman Sachs/AIG ruse. Media had the public all worked up over AIG bonus packages, which, while significant by most middle class standards, was a mere drop in the bucket compared to the bazillions being shoveled out their back door into their own executives’ pockets and foreign owned subsidiaries.  [For more on that, go here or to our Constitutional Radio archives for MIke Morgan’s Aprl 21 spot with us].

Yesterday I had occasion to be in a room with about 10 people, all of us held captive by CNN bleating constant flu coverage from a shelf too high up on the wall to turn off. Not ONE of us was paying even the slightest bit of attention. After about 45 minutes, someone said, “I don’t believe anything I hear on the news.” Another said, “I never watch it.” Everyone concurred. In walked three people who looked like Mexicans. No one moved away from them, held their breath or pulled out their hand sanitizer. Interestingly, however, a source recently told me that  Baxter [you remember Baxter–they reported that clusterfrack in March where they “accidentally” contaminated “samples” with live bird flu virus]  has been stockpiling huge amounts of flu vaccine, amassing  store rooms full of it. The source said claims he has never seen anything like in Baxter before.   Now, admittedly, this is purely anecdotal and, as this piece is not really about Baxter or the flu, I am leaving it at that: a FWIW that may or may not fit into the puzzle. Then again…walking and talking like a duck may very well indicate the presence of one.  However, as with most things, one must sift events not individually, but through the aggregate to get a feel for reality.  In other flu news, for instance,

As the World Health Organization raised infectious disease alert level Wednesday and health officials confirmed the first death linked to swine flu inside U.S. borders, scientists studying the virus are coming to the consensus that this hybrid strain of influenza — at least in its current form — isn’t shaping up to be as fatal as the strains that caused some previous pandemics. In fact, the current outbreak of the H1N1 virus, which emerged in San Diego and southern Mexico late last month, may not even do as much damage as the run-of-the-mill flu outbreaks that occur each winter without much fanfare. http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-sci-swine-reality30-2009apr30,0,3606923.story

So…just what is one to believe?   It was clear from the huge turnouts at April Tea Parties this month that the American people are indeed “Mad As Hell and [aren’t] Going To Take It Anymore.”  As much as main stream media tried to ignore them, it became impossible to do it, and so, Plan B was rolled out with personal attacks on the attendees designed to neutralize and dismiss them as “veterans” [heaven forbid!], right wing crackpots and domestic terrorists [projection?], which culminated in MSNBC and CNN being reported to the FCC for using foul and inappropriate language regarding tea, CNN reporter Susan Roesgen suddenly disappearing for a “vacation” and the American people triumphing in their effort to take to the streets to make their voices heard.  So much for Plan B.  Is it possible that Plan C includes a ruse to scare them off the streets over the long, hot summer ahead with threat of the flu?  Certainly.  Any administration that would even CONSIDER terrorizing its own citizens with a  flyover above lower Manhattan is not only ghoulish, but capable, obviously, of trying anything to achieve their goal, which at present appears to be that of scaring, demoralizing and immobilizing Americans in order to keep them quiet, malleable and easy to subdue.   As the domestic terrorist in the White House continues to shock, awe and amaze with the worst combination of cavalier bad taste, poor judgment and bait and switch tactics the world has ever seen, we stand at the ready to decipher the WRH’s, the WORMS, and the battle of words, all the better to defend ourselves and our country against the onslaught from within and without.

Happy Trails, all. Oh, and wash your hands, willya?


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