By Gary P Jackson
This is what I call gun control done right!
Mark Ballas, Bristol Palin’s dance partner and friend tweeted this earlier:
Great fun, and some serious firepower!
For Bristol and Mark:
By Gary P Jackson
This is what I call gun control done right!
Mark Ballas, Bristol Palin’s dance partner and friend tweeted this earlier:
Great fun, and some serious firepower!
For Bristol and Mark:
By Gary P Jackson
On Friday, August 7, 2009 Governor Sarah Palin wrote: [emphasis mine]
Statement on the Current Health Care Debate
As more Americans delve into the disturbing details of the nationalized health care plan that the current administration is rushing through Congress, our collective jaw is dropping, and we’re saying not just no, but hell no!
The Democrats promise that a government health care system will reduce the cost of health care, but as the economist Thomas Sowell has pointed out, government health care will not reduce the cost; it will simply refuse to pay the cost. And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course. The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s “death panel” so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their “level of productivity in society,” whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.
Health care by definition involves life and death decisions. Human rights and human dignity must be at the center of any health care discussion.
Rep. Michele Bachmann highlighted the Orwellian thinking of the president’s health care advisor, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the brother of the White House chief of staff, in a floor speech to the House of Representatives. I commend her for being a voice for the most precious members of our society, our children and our seniors.
We must step up and engage in this most crucial debate. Nationalizing our health care system is a point of no return for government interference in the lives of its citizens. If we go down this path, there will be no turning back. Ronald Reagan once wrote, “Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth.” Let’s stop and think and make our voices heard before it’s too late.
~ Sarah Palin
Rep. Bachmann’s speech can be viewed here:
Those two little words “death panels” motivated millions to try and stop the evil we now call ObamaCare, and drove liberals insane.
Sarah recently revisited her 2009 piece with “Death Panel” Three Years Later.
Recently the New York Times published an article by one of President Obama’s flunkies, Steven Rattner not only extolling the virtues of death panels, but demanding them. A caller to the Rush Limbaugh show on Friday mentions this:
Rattner was Obama’s “Car Czar” a job he failed miserably at. Failure in Washington is a résumé enhancement though, hence the New York Times piece: [empahsis mine]
WE need death panels.
Well, maybe not death panels, exactly, but unless we start allocating health care resources more prudently — rationing, by its proper name — the exploding cost of Medicare will swamp the federal budget.
But in the pantheon of toxic issues — the famous “third rails” of American politics — none stands taller than overtly acknowledging that elderly Americans are not entitled to every conceivable medical procedure or pharmaceutical.
Most notably, President Obama’s estimable Affordable Care Act regrettably includes severe restrictions on any reduction in Medicare services or increase in fees to beneficiaries. In 2009, Sarah Palin’s rant about death panels even forced elimination from the bill of a provision to offer end-of-life consultations.
Now lets stop right there. One of the biggest lies told is that Sarah Palin was talking about end of life counseling when talking about death panels. Just as many ignorant Republican lawmakers and “brand name” television pundits, as liberal moonbats, repeated it though. Sarah Palin was ALWAYS talking about health care rationing, and nothing else. She was talking about exactly what Rattner is demanding.
Read more of the Times article here.
In her 2009 article Sarah Palin mentions Dr Ezekiel Emanuel, Rahm Emanuel’s brother and Obama’s adviser on ObamaCare. Dr Emanuel is the creator of the so-called “Complete Lives System” a document that would make Dr Josef Mengele proud. I suggest everyone read Emanuel’s report entitled: Principles for allocation of scarce medical interventions to understand how these people’s thinking works.
ObamaCare is definitely based on the idea that less productive members of society must be denied care, and left to die, for the good of the collective. It’s a complete, 100 percent communist piece of legislation, and will have the same outcome as it has in other nations that have tried the same scheme, total failure. Millions dead before their time.
People will be allowed to die under ObamaCare. The provisions that set up death panels are right there in the legislation.
Limbaugh audio courtesy DailyRushbo.
By Gary P Jackson
The people who write for the Daily Kos [as well as their readers] have always been sewer dwellers, gutter trash. But Kos is still one of the leading democrat websites, and democrats still flock the the annual “Kos Klan Rally” known as Netroots Nation.
Remember, it was Kos founder Marcos Moulitsas who targeted Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords as a “sell-out” and put a bull’s-eye on her before the Tuscon massacre in 2011, and Kos writer “Blu Boy” declared “CongressWOMAN Giffords Voted Against Nancy Pelosi! And Is Now DEAD To Me!” a mere 48 hours before left-wing nut job Jarred Lee Loughner’s assault on Giffords.
So it should come as no surprise that the vile and disgusting animals at Kos are now attacking Ann Romney, a cancer survivor who also suffers from MS. Writer Kaili Joy Gray has penned a particularly hateful screed in which she wants to make Ann Romney suffer more, and they are raising money to do it:
Hell to Pay: Ann Romney thinks she’s suffered? Let’s make her suffer (metaphorically)
.Welcome to this week’s extra special edition of Hell to Pay. We’re raising money for Daily Kos-endorsed women candidates for the House and Senate, because it’s time to send more, better women to Congress to kick some ass, take some names, fight back against the Republican War on Women—and maybe even shrink some penises with their feminism.
So far, we’ve raised $9,559. But come on, folks, that’s not even one Mitt bet! We’re not done yet. So we’re just going to let Ann Romney, Mitt’s official chief adviser on lady things, keep on talking. Because when it comes to women, she’s had an awful lot to say. And we’re going to make her pay for it.
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Feel sorry for her yet? Because it’s been tough for Mitt too, turning down all those $30-million-a-year job offers
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Are you tired of hearing about how hard it is to be Ann Romney, even though she “loves” how hard life is for you?
Then it’s payback time. Let’s make her pay. Let’s make them pay. Name your favorite anti-woman bill Republicans tried to pass since they took over. Name your favorite quotes. Name your favorites offenses. And open up those wallets. Because now, it’s payback time. And payback? It’s one hell of an unladylike, penis-shrinking bitch.
And it’s time to shrink their numbers in Congress. Women are 51 percent of the country, but only 17 percent of Congress. So it’s time to step up and show that we’re the majority, we’re mad as hell, and we’re ready to make them pay for it.
Nice talk huh? You have to laugh at these poor pathetic loons, but not too much, because we must never forget how dangerous these people are. The hate just drips off the page as you read this tripe. The writer purposely chose the word suffer while attacking a someone who has suffered. Disgusting and quite evil.
I’m particularly interested in Gray’s obsession of the male genitalia which is mentioned several times in the piece. Rush used to called these specimens of the female persuasion “femanazis,” with good reason. Again, these creatures seem to exist on nothing but hate.
It’s funny that Gray thinks Mitt Romney has multiple $30 million a year job offers coming at him. These people have absolutely zero concept of reality, or how the world actually works. If ignorance is bliss, then they are in true nirvana. But ignorant people can be just as dangerous as anyone else when their efforts are geared toward evil.
I’ve come to realize that liberalism isn’t just an ideology of hate and destruction, it’s an ideology that simply isn’t compatible with civilized society. The goals of liberalism are certainly not compatible with America’s founding principles. We defeated the Nazis and the Soviet Union. We must defeat liberalism as well. It’s the only way America will survive.
While total world resources of oil shale are conservatively estimated at 2.6 trillion barrels, The United States sits on TWO TRILLION barrels of that crude. More than all of the crude that was ever produced worldwide since the petroleum age began.
By Gary P Jackson
Matt Damon and his fellow travelers have a new propaganda film about to debut. Radicals, like Damon, dead set against anything that will benefit America, are extremely opposed to hydraulic fracturing, a proven method of unlocking oil buried deep beneath the earth’s surface. Fracking, as it’s called, is the key to making America 100 percent energy independent. Unfortunately these Anti-American stooges are working overtime to stop fracking nationwide.
Lachlan Markay at The Heritage Institute writes:
A new film starring Matt Damon presents American oil and natural gas producers as money-grubbing villains purportedly poisoning rural American towns. It is therefore of particular note that it is financed in part by the royal family of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates.
The creators of Promised Land have gone to absurd lengths to vilify oil and gas companies, as Scribe’s Michael Sandoval noted Wednesday. Since recent events have demonstrated the relative environmental soundness of hydraulic fracturing – a technique for extracting oil and gas from shale formations – Promised Land’s script has been altered to make doom-saying environmentalists the tools of oil companies attempting to discredit legitimate “fracking” concerns.
While left-leaning Hollywood often targets supposed environmental evildoers, Promised Land was also produced “in association with” Image Media Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media, according to the preview’s list of credits. A spokesperson with DDA Public Relations, which runs PR for Participant Media, the company that developed the film fund backing Promised Land, confirmed that AD Media is a financier. The company is wholly owned by the government of the UAE.
The UAE, a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), has a stake in the future of the American fossil fuel industry. Hydraulic fracturing has increased the United States’ domestic supply of crude oil and natural gas in areas such as the Bakken shale formation and has the potential to increase domestic production much more in the foreseeable future. That means more oil on the market, and hence lower prices for a globally traded commodity.
Fracking is boosting the country’s natural gas supply as well. While the market for American natural gas is primarily domestic, the Energy Department recently approved Cheniere Energy’s plan to export about 2.2 billion cubic feet of liquefied natural gas per day from Louisiana. The Department is considering LNG export applications from seven other companies.
A strong global market presence for American natural gas could also work to the UAE’s disadvantage. The Arab nation ranks seventh worldwide in proven natural gas reserves. For instance, Japan’s energy imports are expected to rise significantly over the next five years. The country is currently a major importer of UAE natural gas. If it decided to import more LNG from the United States to accommodate its increased energy demands, it could deal a blow to the UAE economy.
Another source of competition might come from other industries that use natural gas to manufacture other products. As American gas grows cheaper the United States becomes a more attractive destination for industries that manufacture petroleum-intensive products. The UAE, meanwhile, has invested billions attempting to shore up its own share of the plastics and chemicals markets, both of which rely on petroleum products and are likely to gravitate towards the cheapest sources of those products.
All of this suggests a direct financial interest on the UAE’s part in slowing the development of America’s natural gas industry. Pop culture can be a powerful means to sway public opinion. While Promised Land, like anti-fracking documentary Gasland, appears to inflate the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, it may have an impact on the public’s view of the practice.
Recently Phelim McAleer ripped Damon in the New York Post:
Matt Damon and John Krasinski ran into a big problem while making their film “Promised Land”; how they solved it tells us a lot about Hollywood.
Some time ago, the two actors decided to make a movie about fracking — a method of getting once-inaccessible oil and gas out of the ground that has become the bête noire of many environmentalists.
The two wrote a screenplay they said was about “American identity . . . and what defines us as a country.”
It was the usual Hollywood script. We all know the . . . drill: Damon’s character works for an “evil” oil company. He comes to small-town America and sells locals a dangerous bill of goods.
Then he encounters two problems — his corporate heart is melted by an attractive local woman and Krasinki’s character, an environmentalist, reveals the oil company plan to exploit, pollute and leave.
Shocked townspeople feel betrayed. Damon is conflicted — will he go with the company and his career, or with his heart and ride back into town in his white SUV, denounce the oil company and save the day?
The filmmakers were so pleased with the script that they announced it would be promoted as a potential Oscar winner.
But then came trouble.
I broke the news that “Promised Land” was about fracking and now I can reveal that the script’s seen some very hasty rewriting because of real-world evidence that anti-fracking activists may be the true villains.
In courtroom after courtroom, it has been proved that anti-fracking activists have been guilty of fraud or misrepresentation.
There was Dimock, Pa. — the likely inspiration for “Promised Land,” which is also set in Pennsylvania. Dimock featured in countless news reports, with Hollywood celebrities even bringing water to 11 families who claimed fracking had destroyed their water and their lives.
But while “Promised Land” was in production, the story of Dimock collapsed. The state investigated and its scientists found nothing wrong. So the 11 families insisted EPA scientists investigate. They did — and much to the dismay of the environmental movement found the water was not contaminated.
There was Wolf Eagle Environmental Engineers in Texas, a group that produced a frightening video of a flaming house water pipe and claimed a gas company had polluted the water. But a judge just found that the tape was an outright fraud — Wolf Eagle connected the house gas pipe to a hose and lit the water.
Other “pollution” cases collapsed in Wyoming and Colorado. Even Josh Fox, who with his Oscar-nominated documentary “Gasland” first raised concerns about flammable water, has had to admit he withheld evidence that fracking was not responsible.
These frauds and misrepresentations created huge problems for the Damon/Krasinski script about “what defines us as a country.”
So, according to sources close to the movie, they’ve come up with a solution — suggest that anti-fracking fraudsters are really secret agents employed by the fossil-fuel industry to discredit the environmental movement.
In the revised script, Damon exposes Krasinski as a fraud — only to realize that Krasinski’s character is working deep undercover for the oil industry to smear fracking opponents.
Hollywood is worried about declining theater audiences; it’s blaming the Internet and the recession. But the real problem might be closer to home.
You might ask why an oil rich nation like the United Arab Emirates would throw money at a hack Hollywood film filled with lies about fracking. Well, the answer is pretty simple. The United States has more oil reserves than the entire Middle East combined. An estimated THREE TIMES MORE Enough oil and natural gas to make the United States 100 percent energy independent for the next 300 years.
We’ve written extensively about this. One report I like to cite is from Kiplinger’s:
The U.S. is sitting on the world’s largest, untapped oil reserves — reservoirs which energy experts know exist, but which have not yet been tapped and may not be attainable with current technology. In fact, such untapped reserves are estimated at about 2.3 trillion barrels, nearly three times more than the reserves held by Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) nations and sufficient to meet 300 years of demand — at today’s levels — for auto, truck, aircraft, heating and industrial fuel, without importing a single barrel of oil.
Think about that, 300 years worth of oil and natural gas, without importing a single drop of oil or cubic foot of natural gas! This is on top of the estimated 250 years worth of coal reserves we have. The reports says “at today’s levels.” That was in 2008. Our demand has actually dropped since then, due to both the poor economy, as well as more fuel efficient vehicles. So 300 years isn’t a hard number. Could be more, and if our economy ever restarts, could be a little less. Either way, it’s incredibly significant.
Fracking is the key to this oil and gas, as much of it is locked away in shale. The United States has almost all of the world’s shale oil. Only one Middle Eastern nation, Jordan, has shale.
When we start tossing out big numbers, numbers in the trillions, it’s hard for most of us to comprehend, myself included, so to put this into perspective, there is more oil in the United States, just waiting to be unlocked, than all of the crude oil ever produced, since the world started producing oil. A lot more.
There are an estimated 2.6 trillion barrels of shale oil world wide. The United States has 2 trillion of those barrels. The chart below shows just how much shale oil we have, compared to the rest of the world.
Now Matt Damon’s bunch isn’t the only one bought and paid for by the OPEC cartel. As I reported a few days ago, it’s likely President Barack Obama was bought and paid for by OPEC years ago. In April Obama signed an Executive Order that targeted fracking.
It’s insane. Shale oil is a blessing. It solves all of our energy problems, and has been proven safe. We hear a lot about the shale in the western states, but Texas has massive shale as well. Recently the Austin-American Statesman had a story talking about the incredible economic boom in South Texas. The Eagle Ford shale is rich in natural gas, a clean, green super fuel that is the key to the future. It’s a surprisingly fair and unbiased article and worth the read.
Shale is not only the key to energy independence, it’s the key to our economic survival. Recently the AGA released a study that says 344,000 new jobs have been created. Good paying, durable jobs. The report also says customers have realized nearly $250 billion in savings because of this shale gas. As a certain politician once said: “ A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon you are talking real money!” $250 billions in savings is certainly real money!
Back in April I wrote:
As you know, massive quantities of clean natural gas are locked away in shale deposits across the country. In March of 2011 Whitney Pitcher wrote an extensive report outlining all of the oil and natural gas deposits ready to be harvested.
While there are trillions of barrels of oil waiting to be tapped, the one number that stood out to me was the 1.67 QUADRILLION cubic feet of natural gas sitting in the Arctic. Another staggering number is found in the Green River Formation in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah. There is said to be 1.5 trillion barrels of oil, or 6 times what is held in all of Saudi Arabia.
There is so much oil in the Bakken Shale deposits in North Dakota, private investors are looking to build a $1.8 billion pipeline from North Dakota to Oklahoma. A hefty investment and a huge jobs program at a time we need a huge jobs program.
Anti-American forces are doing everything in their power to stop the United States from being energy independent. It’s immoral and despicable. Hydraulic fracturing is just as safe as any other form of energy production. This has been proven over and over. As usual, those opposed to America’s strength and progress have to resort to massive lies to try to get people to buy what they are selling.
Matt Damon and his sort love to pretend they are all high and mighty, and just looking out for you, but the truth is, they are nothing more than paid stooges for America’s enemies. Let’s not forget that a significant amount of the money we send to the Middle East ends up funding terrorists who in turn kill Americans and our allies around the world.
Let’s also not forget, that thanks to Barack Obama, imports from Saudi Arabia are up 20 percent this year. Saudi Arabia has been a leading exporter and financier of terrorism for decades. Most of the 9/11 hijackers came from Saudi Arabia. The only reason the United States didn’t invade that country when we invaded Afghanistan and Iraq, is oil. If we didn’t need their oil, we wouldn’t tolerate the evil produced in Saudi Arabia, or any of the Middle Eastern nations.
It’s time for the American people to stand and declare they will no longer accept these lies about American oil, and will no longer tolerate a government that is actively stopping the nation from being 100 percent energy independent. We must replace every single politician that stands in the way of America’s successful future, starting with Barack Obama.
Stand up and be heard, America’s very survival depends on it!
Chris Economaki interviews Richard Petty [National Speed Sport News archive photo]
By Gary P Jackson
Chris Economaki, Editor Emeritus of National Speed Sport News, died early today. He was 91.
As a kid growing up in drag racing National Speed Sport News was just as much of a must read as National Dragster [NHRA's house organ] and Drag News. [the independent weekly] The mailman was our best friend on the day he delivered them!
Economaki was an incredible motorsports announcer and journalist. He covered every form of racing and was from a time when all forms of motorsports mattered.
From National Speed Sport:
The Dean of American Motorsports Journalism has died.
Chris Economaki, who began selling single copies of National Speed Sport News at age 14 and eventually became the publication’s editor, a position he held for 60 years, died early this morning at age 91.
His column, the Editor’s Notebook, was the most read feature in National Speed Sport News for six decades, and while Economaki’s contribution has been minimal in recent years, the Notebook, as it is called by readers, continues to be the most meaningful read in the newspaper, which debuted in 1934 when Economaki was 13 years old.
Economaki was also well known for his unique, recognizable voice, which he used first as a track announcer and later through nearly 40 years on television.
He worked with ABC’s Wide World of Sports, he was with CBS and ESPN, and it can be said he was one of the catalysts in bringing racing to television. It is not an oversimplification to say he knew racing and knew how to speak about it.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1920, Economaki’s father was a Greek immigrant and his mother was a great-niece of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Economaki spent his childhood in Ridgewood, N.J., and saw his first race at the Atlantic City board track when he was 9 years old.
He was hooked and by his 14th birthday he was a fixture in the racing world. Economaki sold his first copies of NSSN at Ho-Ho-Kus Speedway when he was 13. Papers sold for a nickel and Economaki got to keep a penny.
“I sold 200 papers,” Economaki recalled. “That was $2. An incredible amount of money in 1934.”
Economaki soon began writing his own column, known then as Gas-O-Lines, while continuing to peddle newspapers.
Much of Economaki’s knowledge about racing cars — and people for that matter — was acquired during 1938 and 1939 when Economaki traveled the Eastern half of the United States as a “stooge” (mechanic) for legendary midget racer Duane Carter.
“He would pay me $15 a week when he could, which was rarely,” Economaki liked to say when recalling his days busting his knuckles and learning “tricks of the trade.”
After serving in the Army during World War II, including a stint in the European Theater of Operation, Economaki returned to New Jersey and rekindled his passion for auto racing, selling newspapers and announcing at race tracks throughout the East.
“I had guys selling them for me. I was selling 700 to 800 copies a week. Business was excellent,” Economaki said. “One weekend, I can’t remember where I was, it was 1947, I sold a lot of papers on a Friday night, and Saturday night 50 miles away at another track, with even more people, I sold fewer than 100, and I couldn’t understand that.
“It dawned on me that the difference was the announcer.”
So began his career as a track announcer.
After more than a decade announcing at tracks and working as editor of NSSN where he took the reins in 1950, Economaki got his big break when NASCAR founder William H. “Big Bill” France recommended Economaki be part of ABC’s first telecast from Daytona Int’l Speedway in 1961.
Economaki worked races around the world for ABC through the 1983 season when he made the jump to CBS where he appeared through the mid 1990s. He also worked worldwide Formula One telecasts for ESPN in 1987 and 1988.
“If he wasn’t aware of you, you simply were not a factor in the sport,” World Driving Champion, Indy 500 and Daytona 500 winner Mario Andretti said in 2004. “If you weren’t on Chris Economaki’s radar screen, you probably weren’t on anybody’s.”
And that feeling was common throughout the motorsports industry.
In recent years, he continued to appear occasionally on Speed and more regularly on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network. All the time he continued to write the Editor’s Notebook and promote what had become known as “his” newspaper.
Through the years Economaki has received countless awards including the NASCAR Award of Excellence, and been elected to numerous Halls of Fame, most notably the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame.
Economaki appeared as himself in the racing movies “Stroker Ace” and “Six Pack.” His voice was also used in “Winning.”
He was preceded in death by his wife Tommye and is survived by his two daughters — Corinne and Tina — and two grandchildren.
A wake will be held in Economaki’s honor Oct. 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Nativity Church in Midland Park, N.J. His life will be celebrated with a funeral mass at the Nativity Church at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 2.
The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the International Motor Racing Research Center in Economaki’s name: 610 South Decatur Street, Watkins Glen, N.Y. 14891
MORE ABOUT THE LIFE OF CHRIS ECONOMAKI:
SPEED is going to air the 2006 Wind Tunnel Special Economaki: Eyewitness to American Racing History tonight at 11 p.m. EST. Please tune in and check it out.
Read more here.
A young Chris Economaki sits in a midget in the 1930s. [National Speed Sport News archive photo]
Chris Economaki, “the Dean of American Motorsports” and one of the world’s premier auto racing journalists and a familiar face to NHRA race fans during ABC’s Wide World of Sports coverage of NHRA racing in the 1970s, died Sept. 28. He was 91.
“The entire NHRA community is saddened to learn of the passing of Chris Economaki,” said Tom Compton, president, NHRA. “He and NHRA founder Wally Parks were great friends, and Wally always appreciated Chris’ efforts to recognize the power and intense competition of NHRA drag racing. He was a familiar face in the pits at NHRA events throughout the years and worked as a pit reporter for ABC’s coverage of the sport in the 1960s and ‘70s. We send our condolences to his immediate family, his many friends and colleagues and his legion of fans in the world of motorsports.“
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Economaki was a familiar and friendly television personality and, as a reporter for ABC’s popular Wide World of Sports program he covered all of the big ones, including the Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500, Formula One, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and, of course, NHRA’s Winternationals and U.S. Nationals.
He was also a reporter for CBS Sports and a contributor to ESPN Speedweek and TBS’ Motorweek Illudstrated. He also worked as an analyst for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network.
In 2007 at Englishtown, N.J., NHRA presented Economaki with a Lifetime Media Award for his dedication, passion and commitment to covering motorsports with a high level of excellence.
Economaki was inducted in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 1994.
There aren’t enough words to convey just how important Economaki was to the racing world. His energy, his knowledge, and his professionalism helped bring motorsports to television, but more importantly, he kept millions of racers and fans informed on a weekly basis.
He will be greatly missed.
Here’s a taste of the 2006 SPEED special with Dave Despain that will air tonight. Here Economaki tells Dave who he thinks is the greatest driver he had ever seen:
Here’s an interview with Barry Meguiar and the Car Crazy series from 2009:
Chris Economaki is the world’s best-known reporter of the auto-racing scene. From National Speed Sport News to ABC’s “Wide World of Sports“, he’s been the eyes and ears of this circuit for many years, and he shares some of these stories with Barry Meguiar. Then, guest-host Bruce Meyer talks to celebs on the red carpet during the opening night of the Million Dollar Cars exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum.Episode 8009
by Whitney Pitcher
Yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at the United Nations. During part of his speech, he spoke about the “red line” which must be drawn to prevent Iran from developing and potentially using nuclear weapons. In doing so, he literally drew a red line on simple graphic of a bomb:
He spoke about how he was thankful that the United States had drawn red line previously when Iran wanted to block of the Strait of Hormuz, which would have prevented the transport of a good portion of oil from the Middle East.This “red line”caused Iran to back off. He called for an additional red line to be drawn, as he depicted during his speech, when it comes to Iran’s enrichment of uranium for nukes. As expected, the Left (including writers from The Atlantic and Buzzfeed) mocked the simplicity and straightforwardness of his pictorial example, indicating they he was unserious, and his illustration was childish. However, he made his point, and he did so clearly.
The Left does not like simplicity and brevity. We saw this in their reaction to Governor Palin’s “death panel” statement a few years ago. She used a short phrase to make a profound statement about government involvement and rationing in health care , and she was proven right with Obamacare’s inclusion of the Independent Payment Advisory Board for Medicare. President Reagan’s foreign policy could be simply summarized by two succinct phrases–”peace through strength” and “we win; they lose”, yet he was also mocked. However, Governor Palin and President Reagan had the Founders on their side. Thomas Jefferson once said, “[t]he most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do”. Brevity speaks more clearly than verbosity It’s no wonder that the Constitution–the blueprint for our government–is a mere 7,000 words while the Obamacare law was more than 2,000 pages!
There is a saying that I like that states, “knowledge is knowing that tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad”. I’d like to take that saying a step further by saying that intellectualism is writing an 5,000 word essay of why tomatoes should be put in a fruit salad. Intellectualism is different than having knowledge or wisdom. It’s also different than intelligence. Rick Santorum was mocked recently by the Left for saying,” [w]e will never have the elite smart people on our side, because they believe they should have the power to tell you what to do.” He is right. The “smart” people–the intellectuals–think that they know better than us, and therefore, dictate to us through academia, the media, government, etc.They want to mandate us to not only put tomatoes in our fruit salad, but also to enjoy eating it. Thomas Sowell wrote a whole book on this topic a few years ago–Intellectuals and Society–which in my opinion, is one of the most instructive and interesting books written in recent years. In that book, Sowell writes, “at the core of the notion of an intellectual is the dealer in ideas, as such–not the personal application of ideas”.Sure you can discuss the concept of a fruit salad with tomatoes, but actually doing it makes no sense. Inapplicable knowledge is useless, but applied knowledge is necessary. President Obama, who has presided over credit downgrades from multiple agencies, is seen as an intellectual, but Governor Palin, whose policies has led Alaska receiving three separate credit upgrades since 2008, is seen as an intellectual lightweight. Governor Palin is intelligent, but she is not an intellectual. This is a good thing. To use an example I used once before in comparing President Obama and Governor Palin:
If you’ll excuse the personal anecdote, let me digress for a moment. My dad is a farmer turned city bus driver who has great mechanical skills. A good friend of mine received his degree in mechanical engineering and was one class away from having a second major in physics. My friend was fascinated by my dad’s ability to fix cars and farm machinery. My friend could complete all the calculus and understood the physics behind the mechanics of a car’s engine, but he could not change his oil much less fix a car. The intellectuals and pontificators of the world would likely gush over my friend’s engineering background while they would likely poo poo my dad’s high school education and career choices. However, my dad could fix a car while my friend couldn’t. I don’t say this to bash my friend, but to make a distinction between intellectualism and intelligence put into practice.
The Left would rather have Prime Minister Netanyahu wax at length about pussyfooting diplomacy and meaningless sanctions rather than use a clear and simple illustration. They would have preferred that Governor Palin praise the National Institute of Comparative Effectiveness (NICE) and their role in British healthcare than to make a succinct warning about rationing. The simplicity and rationality of their actual arguments though allow them to connect with the everyday person because their arguments are applicable, and they respect the intelligence of their audiences. Their fruit salads don’t have any tomatoes in them.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi preached hate at the UN Tuesday
By Gary P Jackson
David Horwitz and Obama sycophant Michael Brown appeared on the Sean Hannity Show Tuesday night and the fireworks flew. Horowitz rightly compares the Islamic savages Mohamed Morsi of Egypt and Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Nazis, and all Brown can manage is a lame attempt to blame everything on George W Bush!
We need more people like David Horowitz who tells it like it is. As Sarah Palin put it a few nights ago, these radical Muslims do not have the values that make them fit to participate in the civilized world.
They are savages and should be treated as such.
Video courtesy SarahNet.
By Gary P Jackson
Melanie Troxel tweeted this on Monday:
I am going to drive cross country for Drive Breast Cancer Awareness starting tomorrow. Check out... fb.me/1Wlfy9wMD—
Melanie Troxel (@MelanieTroxel) September 25, 2012
From HerHighway’s website:
Gearing up for the 2012 National #HerHighway Drive Breast Cancer Awareness with the starting line in Southern CA September on September 25th all ten teams will drive across America to New York City. The HerHighway Drive Breast Cancer Awareness all female drive teams are full of amazing women from automotive, motorsports, journalists, bloggers and social media advisers
Melanie Troxel is one of the most talented drag racers in the country, and the only drag racer in NHRA history to win national events in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Mod, one of the hardest cars to drive in all of motorsports.
This is a great cause that everyone should support. Keep up with the cross country event by checking out the HerHighway blog. The first “pit stop” will be at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the Exotics Racing School for a little track time.
From HerHighway’s mission statement: “ HerHighway is a team of female automotive and lifestyle experts on a mission to empower women with bumper-to-bumper automobile knowledge and everything along the way.“
By Gary P Jackson
Got this Monday night from Jen Kuznicki, by way of Mark Mason. It’s a fantastic story that’s right out of a Tom Clancy kinda novel. Unfortunately, this is for real, and looking at all of President Obama’s actions since taking office in 2009, not hard to believe.
One can look to how President Obama has cozied up to the Islamic nations, while shunning the Christian and Jewish faiths. One can look at how President Obama helped facilitate the take-over of mostly stable nations by radical, savage Islamists in what was called an Arab Spring. One can also look at how President Obama said little and did nothing when Liberty and Freedom seeking Iranians attempted to overthrow the brutal regime they live under.
One can look at how President Obama has worked over time to hamper America’s ability to explore our own natural resources, like oil, while actively working with the Saudis to up their production, and our imports from the Kingdom, significantly.
One can step back and look at how President Obama has conducted himself in general, as well as his lifelong associations with radicals, and the following story won’t be hard to believe at all.
Let me start out by saying that I hate conspiracy theories. Usually the correct answer to a difficult problem or situation isn’t something elaborate, or sinister, it’s usually quite simple. But the fact is, once you know the players here, you’ll see it is pretty simple, if not just a little sinister.
Most of our readers will have heard all of these names before, quite often in fact. Most know at least part of these people’s history, and know of their ties to Obama.
We all know who Valerie Jarrett is, she’s Obama’s “brain” if you will and a Marxist. She was born in Shiraz, Iran, in 1956, where her father [a physician of great renown] ran a children’s hospital. She has deep ties to murdering domestic terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dorhn.
From Discover the Networks:
Valerie Jarrett was born in November 1956 to American parents in Shiraz, Iran, where her father — a renowned physician — ran a children’s hospital. When Valerie was five, her family relocated to London for one year before settling in Chicago’s elite Hyde Park neighborhood in 1963.
Valerie Jarrett’s mother, Barbara Taylor Bowman, co-founded the Erickson Institute in Chicago and still serves on its Board of Trustees. Tom Ayers, the father of Bill Ayers, was a one-time fellow trustee of the Institute. According to WorldNet Daily’s Brad O’Leary, the Erickson board also included Bill Ayers’ wife, Bernadine Dohrn. For his part, Bill Ayers called Bowman “a neighbor and friend” in his 1997 book A Kind and Just Parent, noting that his neighbors also included Louis Farrakhan and “writer Barack Obama.”
Jarrett earned a B.A. in psychology from Stanford University in 1978, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School in 1981. In 1983 she married Dr. William Robert Jarrett, son of the Chicago Sun-Times reporter Vernon Jarrett.
Vernon Jarrett was a pioneering black journalist who wrote columns for The Chicago Defender extolling Communist poet Langston Hughes and lifelong Stalinists W.E.B. DuBois and Paul Robeson. He freelanced at Kansas City’s The Call from 1954-58, then returned to Chicago to become the first nationally syndicated black columnist for the Chicago Tribune, and still later wrote for the Chicago Sun-Times.
Mr. Jarrett once sat on a union publicity committee (for the communist-controlled Packinghouse Workers Union) with Frank Marshall Davis, the Communist poet who occasionally counseled the young Barack Obama. When Vernon Jarrett died in 2004, he was saluted in the pages of People’s Weekly Worker, the house organ of the Communist Party USA.
Valerie Jarrett entered Chicago politics in 1987 as Deputy Corporation Counsel for Finance and Development in the administration of Harold Washington, the city’s first African-American mayor. Jarrett’s father-in-law, whom The Washington Post called “a key influence in [Harold] Washington’s decision to run for the Chicago mayoralty,” may have facilitated Valerie’s rise through Chicago’s political ranks.
After Washington’s death in 1987, Valerie Jarrett worked for his successor, Richard M. Daley, whom she served as Deputy Chief of Staff. In 1991 Jarrett and her colleague Susan Sher recruited to City Hall Michelle Robinson (the future Michelle Obama), who at the time was engaged to Barack Obama.
Much more here.
This brings us to Vernon Jarrett, and Donald Warden, a black man who now goes by the Muslim name Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour. Back when he was just plain old Donald Warden, al-Mansour helped found not only the African American Association, but the murderous Black Panthers domestic terrorist group.
Khalid al-Mansour is your typical hate monger. He hates America, Jews, and white people. He was the one who funded much of Barack Obama’s education and helped him get into Harvard Law School.
From Discover the Networks:
Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour is a Muslim lawyer and a black nationalist who made news in 2008 when it was revealed that he had been a patron of Barack Obama and had recommended the latter for admission to Harvard Law School in 1988.
Before becoming a Muslim, al-Mansour in the 1960s was named Don Warden. He was deeply involved in San Francisco Bay Area racial politics as founder of a group called the African American Association. A close personal adviser to Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, al-Mansour helped the pair establish the Black Panther Party but later broke with them when they entered coalitions with white radical groups.
In the mid-1970s al-Mansour met Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Tatal, who today is best known for having offered a $10 million donation toward 9/11 relief efforts in 2001 — an offer that was rejected by New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani when the prince suggested that the terrorist attacks were an indication that America “should re-examine its policies in the Middle East and adopt a more balanced stand toward the Palestinian cause.” Al-Mansour’s relationship with the prince eventually led to al-Mansour’s hiring as attorney to King Saud. He has since been an adviser to Saudi billionaires who fund the spread of Wahhabi extremism in America.
Al-Mansour is an outspoken hater of the United States, Israel, and white people generally. In recent years he has accused the U.S. of plotting a “genocide” designed “to remove 15 million black people, considered disposable, of no relevance, value or benefit to the American society.” He has told fellow blacks that “whatever you do to [white people], they deserve it, God wants you to do it and that’s when you cut out the nose, cut out the ears, take flesh out of their body, don’t worry because God wants you to do it.” Alleging further that Palestinians in Israel “are being brutalized like savages,” he accuses the Jews of “stealing the land the same way the Christians stole the land from the Indians in America.”
Now remember, this hate mongering radical has very close ties to Barack Obama, funded much of his education, and recommended his acceptance into Harvard Law School. There is no way his hatred towards America, whites, and Jews didn’t rub off on Obama. No way at all.
We’ve already established Vernon Jarrett, Valerie’s father-in-law, was a hard core communist, sat on the board of communist associations and unions, and was close to another communist, Frank Marshall Davis, who was brought in by Barack Obama’s grandfather Stanley Dunham, another hard core communist, as a mentor to young Barry, after his mother Ann dumped him on their doorstep.
It seems all of the dangerous ties many of us warned Americans about, over four years ago, are even more dangerous than first thought, and there are more to them than first thought.
Here’s where Jarrett comes into play. In 1979 he wrote about a plan by al-Mansour and OPEC nations to fund the higher education of blacks who would then declare their allegiance to the Middle East and Islam, rather than the United States. It just so happens Barack Obama ended up being part of this plan:
About the image above from the Daily Inter Lake.com
The Vernon Jarrett syndicated column of Nov. 6, 1979, that appeared in the St. Petersburg Evening Independent. It originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Nov. 2. This image was pieced together from screen shots of the St. Petersburg Independent page available for viewing in the Google Newspaper Archive. Jarrett was the father-in-law of Valerie Jarrett, President Obama’s closest adviser.
From Frank Miele/Daily Inter Lake:
Searching old newspapers is one of my favorite pastimes, and I have tried to use them many times to shed light on current events — or to inform readers about how the past is prologue to our very interesting present-day quandaries.
Recently, I came across a syndicated column from November 1979 that seemed to point 30 years into the future toward an obscure campaign issue that arose briefly in the 2008 presidential campaign.
Though by no means definitive, it provides an interesting insight, at least, into how Chicago politics intersected with the black power movement and Middle Eastern money at a certain point in time. Whether it has any greater relevance to the 2012 presidential campaign, I will allow the reader to decide. In order to accomplish that, I will also take the unusual step of providing footnotes and the end of this column so that each of you can do the investigative work for yourself.
The column itself had appeared in the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Evening Independent of Nov. 6, but it was the work of a veteran newspaperman who at the time was working for the prestigious Chicago Tribune and whose work was syndicated nationally.
So far as I know, this 1979 column has not previously been brought to light, but it certainly should be because it broke some very interesting news about the “rumored billions of dollars the oil-rich Arab nations are supposed to unload on American black leaders and minority institutions.” The columnist quoted a black San Francisco lawyer who said, “It’s not just a rumor. Aid will come from some of the Arab states.”
Well, if anyone would know, it would have been this lawyer — Donald Warden, who had helped defend OPEC in an antitrust suit that year and had developed significant ties with the Saudi royal family since becoming a Muslim and taking the name Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour.
Al-Mansour told Jarrett that he had presented the “proposed special aid program to OPEC Secretary-General Rene Ortiz” in September 1979, and that “the first indications of Arab help to American blacks may be announced in December.” Maybe so, but I looked high and wide in newspapers in 1979 and 1980 for any other stories about this aid package funded by OPEC and never found it verified.
You would think that a program to spend “$20 million per year for 10 years to aid 10,000 minority students each year, including blacks, Arabs, Hispanics, Asians and native Americans” would be referred to somewhere other than one obscure 1979 column, but I haven’t found any other word of it.
Maybe the funding materialized, maybe it didn’t, but what’s particularly noteworthy is that this black Islamic lawyer who “for several years [had] urged the rich Arab kingdoms to cultivate stronger ties to America’s blacks by supporting black businesses and black colleges and giving financial help to disadvantaged students” was also the same lawyer who allegedly helped arrange for the entrance of Barack Obama into Harvard Law School in 1988.
That tale had surfaced in 2008 when Barack Obama was a candidate for president and one of the leading black politicians in the country — Percy Sutton of New York — told an interviewer on a Manhattan TV news show that he had been introduced to Obama “by a friend who was raising money for him. The friend’s name is Dr. Khalid al-Mansour, from Texas. He is the principal adviser to one of the world’s richest men. He told me about Obama.”
This peculiar revelation engendered a small hubbub in 2008, but was quickly dismissed by the Obama campaign as the ditherings of a senile old man. I don’t believe President Obama himself ever denied the story personally, and no one has explained how Sutton came up with this elaborate story about Khalid al-Mansour if it had no basis in fact, and in any case al-Mansour no longer denies it.
Back in 2008, while actually supporting Hillary Clinton in the New York primary, Percy Sutton was interviewed on TV and said that he thought Barack Obama was nonetheless quite impressive. He also revealed that he had first heard about Obama 20 years previously in a letter where al-Mansour wrote, “there is a young man that has applied to Harvard. I know that you have a few friends up there because you used to go up there to speak. Would you please write a letter in support of him?”
Sutton concluded in the interview, “I wrote a letter of support of him to my friends at Harvard, saying to them I thought there was a genius that was going to be available and I certainly hoped they would treat him kindly.”
Until now, there really has been no context within which to understand the Sutton story or to buttress it as a reliable account other than the reputation of Sutton himself as one of the top leaders of the black community in Manhattan — himself a noted attorney, businessman and politician. But the new discovery of the 1979 column that established Khalid al-Mansour’s interest in creating a fund to give “financial help to disadvantaged students” does provide a clue that he might indeed — along with his patron, Arab Prince Alwaleed bin Talal — have taken an interest in the “genius” Barack Obama.
It also might be considered more than coincidence that the author of that 1979 newspaper column was from Chicago, where Barack Obama settled in 1986 a few years after his stint at Columbia University. It is certainly surprising that the author of that column was none other than Vernon Jarrett, the future (and later former) father-in-law of Valerie Jarrett, who ultimately became the consigliere of the Obama White House.
It is also noteworthy that Vernon Jarrett was one of the best friends and a colleague of Frank Marshall Davis, the former Chicago journalist and lifelong communist who moved to Hawaii in the late 1940s and years later befriended Stanley and Madelyn Dunham and their daughter Stanley Ann, the mother of Barack Obama.
And to anyone who has the modicum of a spark of curiosity, it is surely intriguing that Frank Davis took an active role in the rearing of young Barack from the age of 10 until he turned 18 and left Hawaii for his first year of college at Occidental College in Los Angeles.
It is also at least suggestive that Obama began that college education as a member of the highly international student body of Occidental College in 1979, the same year when Vernon Jarrett was touting the college aid program being funded by OPEC and possibly Prince Alwaleed. The fact that President Obama has studiously avoided releasing records of his college years is suggestive also, but has no evidentiary value in the present discussion.
The nature of Vernon Jarrett’s relationship to Khalid al-Mansour is likewise uncertain, but it is very likely they had known each other as leaders of the black civil-rights movement for many years. Under his previous name of Donald Warden, al-Mansour had founded the African American Association in the Bay Area in the early 1960s. He had also helped inspire the Black Panther Party through his association with black-power leaders such as Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. Seale, of course, had a famous association with Chicago later, when he was part of the Chicago Eight charged with conspiracy and inciting to riot at the Democratic National Convention in 1968.
In any case, it doesn’t matter if Vernon Jarrett and Khalid al-Mansour had a personal relationship or not. For some reason, al-Mansour had used Jarrett as the messenger to get out the word about his efforts to funnel Arab oil money to black students and minority colleges at about the same time that Barack Obama began his college career. That doesn’t mean either Jarrett or al-Mansour knew Obama at that time, but eight years later when Obama was a rising star in Chicago, a friend of Bill Ayers and Valerie Jarrett, it is much more likely that he did indeed have the assistance of very important people in his meteoric rise. The words of Percy Sutton about what al-Mansour told him regarding Obama certainly have the ring of truth:
“His introduction was there is a young man that has applied to Harvard. I know that you have a few friends back there… Would you please write a letter in support of him? (That’s before Obama decided to run.) … and he interjected the advice that Obama had passed the requirements, had taken and passed the requirements necessary to get into Harvard and become president of the Law Review. That’s before he ever ran for anything. And I wrote a letter in support of him to my friends at Harvard, saying to them that I thought there was a genius that was going to be available and I certainly hoped they would treat him kindly…”
What possible significance could all this have? We may never know, but Vernon Jarrett, back in 1979, thought that OPEC’s intention to fund black and minority education would have huge political ramifications. As Jarrett wrote:
“The question of financial aid from the Arabs could raise a few extremely interesting questions both inside and outside the black community. If such contributions are large and sustained, the money angle may become secondary to the sociology and politics of such an occurrence.”
He was, of course, right.
As Jarrett suggests, any black institutions and presumably individuals who became beholden to Arab money might be expected to continue the trend of American “new black advocacy for a homeland for the Palestinians” and presumably for other Islamic and Arabic interests in the Middle East. For that reason, if for no other, the question of how President Obama’s college education was funded is of considerably more than academic interest.
More here, as well as the footnotes listed. Readers should explore this.
Here’s what we know for sure: Khalid al-Mansour indeed paid, at least in part, for Barack Obama’s education, and helped him get into Harvard. al-Mansour was actively working on a program that Vernon Jarrett promoted in 1979. A program by OPEC nation Muslims to recruit American citizens, buying their allegiance in the process.
Since becoming president, Obama has certainly gave al-Mansour and his friends at OPEC their money’s worth! Obama has actively stood up for radical Islam at the same time trashing Christians and Jews. He’s shoved Israel under the bus, while protecting Islamic states.
Obama has also paid tribute to al-Mansour by standing with his radical Black Panthers. Obama marched with New Panther National Chief Malik Zulu Shabazz in 2007. And who can forget King Samir Shabazz. King Samir is one of the two Black Panthers convicted [in abstentia] for voter intimidation, only to have Attorney General Eric Holder vacate that conviction. As Tony Lee reports, a federal court looked into this and upheld the notion that Holder did interfere in this conviction. In the videos below King Samir is walking in a crowd telling other blacks the only way they will ever be free is to kill “crackers” [white people] and kill all white babies.
I posted two videos because You Tube has taken some down for “copyright infringement.”
Readers must NEVER forget that Barack Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder kept this radical hate filled racist, and civil rights violator from serving the prison time he should have after being convicted. It’s hard to believe Barack Obama doesn’t, at least in part, share King Samir Shabazz’s hatred toward whites.
al-Mansour and his Black Panthers got their money’s worth from Obama.
On Tuesday Obama spoke at the United Nations in New York saying: “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” This in response to the calls for Americans to give up their Liberty and Freedom, because some guy made a rather crappy You Tube video that shows the so-called prophet in a bad light.
While Obama went on to say one shouldn’t slander Jesus Christ or put up with Holocaust deniers, we haven’t seen any outrage from Obama over the re-emergence of “Piss Christ” a photograph of the crucifix submerged in the artist’s urine.
As Fox Radio’s Todd Starnes reported, the White House has been silent about this tax payer funded piece of “art” even as Hillary Clinton, Obama, and all of the regime heavies have apologized profusely for that stupid You Tube video, and spent 70,000 TAX PAYER DOLLARS on a Pakistani television advertisement denouncing the video, after trying to force Google to pull it. Obama also had General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, personally call Florida pastor Terry Jones asking him to drop his support of the movie.
Not a single word about Piss Christ though.
Then there is OPEC. While shutting down every attempt to use our own God given natural resources, like oil, Obama has asked the Saudis to pump more of their oil. In fact, as no less than the New York Times reported in August, our imports from Saudi Arabia are up a whopping 20% this year. The Saudis are really getting their money’s worth from Obama! Remember, it was wealthy OPEC men behind the plot to fund blacks like Obama in the first place.
Marita Noon over at Townhall has a must read take on the latest Obama/OPEC deal here.
Honestly, I could list hundreds of actions by the Obama regime that point to the notion that OPEC, and the Islamists who run the oil cartel, bought Obama’s loyalty to Islam over that of the United States. But lets look at just a few:
The regime refuses to call what we are engaged in around the world a war on terror. When terrorist Nidel Hasan, a Muslim who infiltrated the U S Army, murdered men and women on base at Ft Hood, Texas, the regime called it “workplace violence.” Obviously not wanting to offend “ the prophet of Islam.”
Even though we are borrowing money at an alarming rate, back in 2010 the Washington Times reported the regime was spending millions building and restoring Mosques throughout the world, even though it is against the law to use tax payer funds this way. From the Times:
For example, our government rebuilt the Al Shuhada Mosque in Fallujah, Iraq, expecting such benefits as “stimulating the economy, enhancing a sense of pride in the community, reducing opposition to international relief organizations operating in Fallujah, and reducing incentives among young men to participate in violence or insurgent groups.” But Section 205.1(d) of title 22 of the Code of Federal Regulations prohibits USAID funds from being used for the rehabilitation of structures to the extent that those structures are used for “inherently religious activities.” It is impossible to separate religion from a mosque; any such projects will necessarily support Islam.
The same report says the State Department even funded efforts to build the Ground Zero Mosque, which was intended by Muslim savages to celebrate victory over the United States and the slaughter of nearly 3000 people at the World Trade Center. Read more here.
Recently Pat Dollard reported this funding is still going on, even as Obama looks to cut American military readiness.
Let’s not forget that while shutting down the space shuttle program, making us depending on the Russians for rides to and from the International Space Station, Obama decided the best use of NASA was for Muslim outreach!
Sometimes I feel sorry for Barack Obama. He was never taught that America was a great, kind, and wonderful nation. His parents were communists, his white grandparents, who raised him, were active communists who hated America as it was.
He was mentored by radical American hating communist Frank Marshall Davis, and then introduced to and coddled by the scum of the earth in the likes of Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, and of course Reverend Jeremiah “God Damn America” Wright.
Poor little Barry likely never heard anything about America’s greatness growing up, and damned sure never heard it as an adult. So yeah, as a human being, I feel sorry for Obama. That said, Obama is a dangerous man who indeed hates America as it is.
A side note on Frank Marshall Davis, and this is significant. Davis was once a member of the American Peace Mobilization, a Soviet backed group that worked to keep America out of World War II after Stalin signed a non-aggression pact with Adolf Hitler: [emphasis mine]
When Frank Marshall Davis was in Chicago in the 1940s, he hooked up with every communist front-group under the sun—and there were tons of them. One of the worst was the American Peace Mobilization, which Congress correctly identified as “one of the most seditious organizations which ever operated in the United States”—“one of the most notorious and blatantly communist fronts ever organized in this country.” This group, in 1940, pushed to keep America out of the war against Hitler. Why? Because, at that point, Hitler had just signed an alliance with Stalin. American communists, being loyal Soviet patriots with a sworn allegiance to the USSR, always backed Stalin.
It’s a long story, but Frank Marshall Davis worked with this front group. And the 1944 Congressional report listing his involvement also lists the involvement of a fellow Chicagoan named Robert Taylor. Taylor was the grandfather of Valerie Jarrett.
Obama was mentored and funded by dangerous men who never had any loyalty to America. It’s no coincidence that Muslim leaders also aligned themselves with Nazi Germany before the start of WWII. If you head over to Pamela Geller’s Atlas Shrugs you can learn more about this history. Pamela has recently reported that Nazism is alive and well among those of Islamic faith, with many Neo-Nazis embracing Islam.
I think any reasonable person can look at Barack Obama’s actions since taking office as president, as well as who mentored him from childhood, and understand his loyalty is not with America or the American people. It seems he was bought and paid for with OPEC oil money and indoctrinated in the ways of radical Islam. Throw in his time in Indonesia, the largest Islamic nation on earth, and that mysterious 1981 trip to Pakistan [at a time it was almost impossible for Americans to travel there] and it all starts to fall into place.
A bit of what is reported by Frank Miele in the above article is conjecture, and he admits it, but all of these people have direct ties to Barack Obama and the subject of the reporting, al-Mansour did pay for Obama’s education and helped him get into Harvard Law. That’s undisputed fact.
The bottom line is Barack Obama is dangerous, radical and has proven his loyalty is not to America or the American people. Electing Obama in 2008 was a serious mistake. He has been a huge disaster for the nation, and the world. Re-electing him would be tragic. Obama must be stopped. We know what he has already done to harm the free world, I’m not sure we can even estimate the damage he could inflict if allowed a second term.