Archives September 2011

KNOWING HERMAN CAIN

This blog is plagiarized in part from on-line articles which I checked into before going to press. I thought it important to convey this information to those who haven’t come to know Mr. Cain as yet.

His surprisingly strong showing in Florida’s Straw Poll has catapulted him to the upper strata of Republican hopefuls. Through all the debates, I was impressed with his intelligence, his comportment and his savvy, but thought the absence of name recognition and political history would render him another also-ran. But that may not be the case, after all. Mr. Herman Cain is now a very formidable candidate who needs further probing. So, here’s a few tidbits about his background:

Herman Cain is not a career politician and never held political office. The media portrays him as a Godfather Pizza CEO, but not much else. But there is a lot more to the man. He has extensive backgrounds in mathematics, computers, banks, and even worked as a rocket scientist.

Here’s part of his bio:

Born poor in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of a chauffeur and a cleaning woman. Grew up in Georgia. Graduated from Morehouse College in 1967 with a B.A. in mathematics. In 1971, received a Masters in computer science from Purdue University.

Has authored four books.

Worked as computer scientist with ballistic missiles for the U.S. Navy.

Computer systems analyst for Coca Cola

VP of corporate data systems and services for Pillsbury

Placed in charge of Pillsbury’s 400 East Pennsylvania Burger Kings which had been performing poorly. Spent the first nine months learning the business from ground up, cooking hamburgers and cleaning toilets. Three years later, the stores were performing above standards.

Took over as CEO of Godfather Pizza Co., which was near bankruptcy, and turned it around into the black in 14 months. In 1988, he led a buy-out of Godfather Pizza from Pillsbury and became the owner of the restaurant chain.

Chairman of the National Restaurant Association.

1996 recipient of the Horatio Alger award.

Advisor to the Federal Reserve System

Chairman of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank.

Started hosting a radio talk show in 2007, in Atlanta, Ga., which became one of the most successful in the nation.

Authors an editorial column distributed by the North Star Writer’s Group

Religion: Baptist

It appears that anything Mr. Cain has been involved with has turned to gold. While his leanings are moderate-to-conservative, he attracts supporters from all sides of the spectrum due to his direct and honest approach to questions, his organization skills and fresh ideas.

During a Bloomberg interview, Cain argued that he was black American, not an African-American. He sets an example of what hard work, ambition and determination can accomplish, despite roadblocks and prejudice.

Cain is 65 years of age.

Here are a few of his political positions:

* Supported TARP, with caveats

* Opposes any increase to the debt ceiling

* Supports Fair Tax System (9-9-9) and abolishment of the current tax structure.

* Supports reforming Social Security through free market solutions.

* Welfare: “Programs today are designed to make people more dependent, than less dependent.

* Abortion: Pro-life. Favors defunding Planned Parenthood.

* Religious freedom: Supports total freedom of religion, but strongly opposes any implementation of Sharia (Islamic) law as part of America’s legal system.

* Affirmative Action: Minorities and non-minorities should all have the same opportunities. Does not support a quota system for hiring and promotions.

* Israel: Strong supporters, disagrees with the Obama approach that Israel should return to the 1967 borders.

* North Korea: Opposes negotiations, supports a peace through strength posture.

* Iraq: Believes a timetable for withdrawal is tantamount to surrender.

* Afghanistan: Supports a continued U.S. presence there.

* Education: Supports performance-related pay for teachers, and vouchers and charter school systems.

* Energy: Supports off-shore drilling and drilling in ANWR (Alaska), and to become independent of the mideast stranglehold.

* Health Care: A cancer survivor, he claims if the Obamacare system was in effect, he’d be dead by now. Supports repeal of the existing legislation, and renewed efforts to improve the private systems.

* Immigration: Illegal immigrants should go through legal channels, and should not be afforded automatic entitlements. “America can be a nation with high fences, and wide open doors.”

* Second Amendment: Supports gun possession, but cedes control measures and laws to the state level.

Editorial note: Seems we carefully choose words when ignoring the race issue. But there certainly is a race issue here, so allow me to say what many are thinking but few dare to mention.

For more than three years, I’ve been railing about Barack Obama, and how mind-boggling it is that America voted for this neophyte who never held a job, who was raised in a Marxist/Leninist background, with a litany of anti-American friends and associates prior to holding elected office, to become the president of this country. Since his coming into the Oval Office, nothing has surprised me, including the nosedive of our economy and his backstabbing of our ally, Israel, which now is in great peril due to our mid-east policies.

But to many who can’t see anything but color, criticizing Barack Obama is not about denouncing a president’s policies, it’s about race. I’ve heard political pundits on television say that any dislike for Obama is racist-based. I’ve read bloggers talk about skin color as the reason people such as me, dislike Obama.

To all of those, I ask: Why can’t you get skin color out of your mind? Who’s the racist here?

When I criticize Obama, I write about his deeds and policies. Yet, I’m showered with the term “racist.”

I welcome the candidacy of Herman Cain, because he is a success story, I like most of his positions on issues, he is “presidential” and dignified, and — yes — he is a black man who America can love just as much as any other highly accomplished black person who espouses American values.

Cain is the left-wing’s greatest nightmare, because he nullifies the ignorant branding of conservatives as “racist.”

Whether he wins or not, look for Herman Cain to become a significant part of the American political mosaic in years to come. I don’t agree with every one of his positions, or anyone elses for that matter, but I sure welcome him into the fray.

Click here: Herman Cain – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Click here: Political positions of Herman Cain – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Click here: 9-9-9: A Vision for Economic Growth – YouTube

 

 

BREAKTHROUGH: SAUDI ARABIA GIVES WOMEN THE VOTE

Hurrah! Rights advocates are hailing the Saudi government’s latest generosity by announcing that women will be given the right to vote in the 2015 elections. That is a breakthrough, indeed.

Not long ago, enrollment for women in facilities of higher education was opened, limiting their courses of study, mostly, to nursing and teaching. In recent years, that has opened up somewhat to include pharmacy. About 93 percent of all female graduates were in the field of education and social science. While women make up 70 percent of university enrollments, they only represent 5 percent of the work force.

Well, that’s all progress. Of course, we must also understand that it’s a tough road for women in the strict Islamic country because they have many other hurdles to cross in order to attend school and vote.

We think of voting as a free-speech / free-expression entity we take for granted in the western world. But Saudi Arabia is another planet. It is where women are basically slaves and the mind-set is ingrained from birth that they must follow the rules, examples, teachings and orders imposed on them by their superiors – MEN – that require obedience. I opine, that if a husband or father casts a ballot for a candidate in 2015, he is casting two ballots, because his slave woman’s vote will automatically follow suit, as required, just as she has been brainwashed.

Saudi Arabia adheres to the strictest interpretations of Wahabbi Islam. It is the antithesis of a free society. There are no churches, no synagogues, no freedom of any religion other than Islam. If anyone is seen carrying a Bible, he/she can be jailed. The media is tightly controlled by the government.

While the Saudi government is doing their best to show the world that they are not oppressive toward women and are advocates of human rights, the public should be aware of the many other traditions, rules and laws that apply to women in Saudi Arabia that are not being modernized.

1) Regardless of age, women are required to have a male guardian. A woman can basically do nothing unless given permission by a husband, father, brother.

2) They are prohibited from driving a vehicle

3) They may not hold political office

4) Must adhere to gender segregation. Public buildings, including mosques, have separate entrances for men and women. Even some private homes require separate entrances by gender. Men and women pray separately. Public transportation is segregated.

5) Must remain fully covered in public by use of an abaya, which leaves only a slit affording vision.

6) Must not touch an unrelated male or look another male into the eyes, unless it is a husband, father, brother, son.

7) Must publically dine in women-only or segregated restaurants because eating requires the part removal of the veil.

8) No sporting activity. Saudi Arabia participates in the Olympics, without a female delegation.

9) Marriages are arranged. A young woman/girl has no choices is selecting a life partner.

10) An accusation of rape requires four male witnesses to substantiate. If the accusation fails, the women may be stoned to death for adultery.

11) A girl may be married off by a father as young as 9.

12) A man who wants a divorce, and who may have four wives, needs only to declare, “I divorce you,” three times, and the divorce is final. A woman must bring charges such as adultery, and be prepared to suffer consequences if her legal suit fails.

13) Parental authority over children is automatically granted to the father. In a divorce, the child may stay with the mother until the age of 7, at which time the father assumes full custody.

14) A woman may be beaten by her husband, if she disobeys.

15) A woman who leaves Islam, is considered an apostate and may be killed. (The same applies to men, although men living outside Saudi Arabia have been bolder in their conversions.)

16) Inheritance laws give half (or less) to women, than men.

That’s a sampling.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia (complete with it’s wealth of petro-dollars) laughingly remains as a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Is it any wonder that free and educated people of the world have little respect for that world body? To empower the Saudi government any judgement over human rights in other nations, is like giving the KKK legitimacy for improving race relations.

Carmen bin Laden, a sister-in-law to Osama, wrote a book about life for Saudi women titled, “Inside the Kingdom.” It’s worth a read.

Female activist, Wajeha Al-Huwaider said that Saudi men may be caring, but “it’s the same kind of feeling they have for handicapped people or for animals. The kindness comes from pity, from lack of respect.” She compares make guardianship to slavery. “The ownership of a woman is passed from one man to another…from father, or brother or to a husband. The woman is merely a piece of merchandise which is passed over to someone else.”

So, while I am happy for a smidgen of progress for women in that slave country, I seriously doubt that daily life will change much for the female gender in Saudi Arabia, who had the misfortune to be born — not of their choice — in world where superiority depends on what gender you are and those who are inherently born inferior are valued much like a camel.

Some folks may think that Israeli building of settlements is wrong. That they should return to their 1967 borders. That being bombed daily by enemies on the other side of the border is not even worthy of mention.

But the value of human life in Saudi Arabia continues in it’s barbaric ways as the world turns a blind eye, bowing to wealth and influence, without any demands that it’s time they join the 21st century.

Click here: Saudi king: Women can vote in 2015 local elections – USATODAY.com

bowing down to Islamist monarch

TIME TO IMPEACH BARACK OBAMA

 

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

                                                                               — Presidential Oath Of Office

Preserving, Defending and Protecting the Constitution of the United States includes upholding statutes enacted by duly elected legislators at the state and federal levels.

There may be thousands of police chiefs in the United States who do not agree with laws against marijuana, prostitution and/or gambling. But according to the oath of his/her office, a chief is sworn to enforce the existing laws of the state and may not arbitrarily elect to ignore those to which he personally disagrees. If any chief ordered his officers to withhold making arrests for acts of statutory crime, he would be fired on the spot and banished from law enforcement.

A president — also a chief — does not, nor should he, have the authority to cherry-pick laws he wants to enforce, and those he does not. Just like local and state laws, it’s the congress’ job to enact laws, it is the executive branches of government’s job to enforce them.

William Jefferson Clinton faced impeachment for a moral violation which had nothing to do with his presidential policies and decisions, and therefore, no impact on the citizens of the country. Yet, the congress went after him voraciously trying to boot him out of office for a personal transgression that ended up mired in whether fellatio can be defined as an act of sex.

While the media focuses on the economy as Barack Obama’s likely downfall, the American people are becoming more aware each day of other nightmarish aspects of the Obama presidency, which the media continues to downplay.

This president has made decisions and policies that are negatively impacting all citizens of this country. Not only is he cherry-picking laws he doesn’t want enforced for political purposes, those decisions have jeopardized the security and safety of our citizens, the safety of our military and the safety of our closest ally: Israel.

Where do I begin?

1) Start with Aiding and Abetting the Breaking of Laws. In August of this year, the president signed an executive order authorizing the DOJ and other federal agencies to abstain from enforcing immigration laws. By doing this, the president has circumvented the legislative process after failing to gain enough support for his campaign toward immigration reform. That sends a message to law breakers that breaking the law will have no consequences. When there are no consequences for breaking laws, laws are guaranteed to be broken, thus further jeopardizing the security of our citizens. In every sense, this action fails to uphold the constitution.

In addition, Obama has bypassed Congress by using the back-door process to basically grant amnesty to over 300,000 illegal aliens and provide them with work permits. This is clearly a political act designed to garner future voters, and certainly not in the best interest of the citizens of United States.

2) The president, via his administrative subordinates, audaciously filed suit against the state of Arizona, then enjoined foreign bodies (the U.N.) and nations (Mexico) in seeking support against that sovereign state of the U.S. — our own citizens — who passed a lawful bill providing law enforcement with authority to ( get this) — ask for I.D. This is a mind blower.

A Police Officer’s fundamental job is to ask for I.D. from people who they see violating a law or traffic infraction. It is basic. Yet, the president disregarded the will of the people (70% in favor of the law). Furthermore, he ventured outside the borders of the country that elected him to seek support from other political bodies that did not elect him (some of whom hate the U.S.) to garner support for his position favoring illegal immigration. This is not protecting or defending the constitution. It is tantamount to treason.

(For those of you who parrot the suggestion that illegal immigration is a concern for federal officers only, ask yourself: Is the job of catching bank robbers limited to the FBI? Bank robbery is a federal crime, but local cops are duty bound to apprehend and arrest bank robbers… with the support of all citizens, including the federal government.)

3) Failing to adequately secure the borders of the United States from foreign invasion, in violation of Article IV, Section 4, of the Constitution. Despite pleas by citizens, sheriffs and state governors, the flow of illegal immigrants from Mexico, to and including drug dealers, thieves, robbers, rapists and terrorists, have been documented by law enforcement and the media. (This one could extend for several pages)

4) Publically calling for a return to pre-1967 borders, in support of the Palestinian position and against the hard-fast defensive position of the Israeli government, our supposed ally. When Israel pulled out of Lebanon and out of Gaza, they were met, not with peace, but with more rockets and murders. Thus, based on factual history, Israel’s unwavering position is that a return to old borders would be tantamount to national suicide. Yet, this president has disregarded the imminent danger that faces Israel and openly proposed a position that has emboldened Israel’s enemies.

5) Authorizing military engagement in acts of war within the Republic of Libya in March, 2011 without the approval of the Congress, violating Article 1, Section 10, Clause 3 of our United States Constitution. Also, the support of activities that would call for the assassination of another head of state. This was a country that did not attack — nor threaten to attack — the United States, nor our allies, which is a direct violation of engaging our resources in any military action against another country.

6) Employing persons with known alliances to the Muslim Brotherhood in the White House, presenting a breach of national security to the United States. Mounds of intelligence information exists, including evidence from the Holy Land Foundation trial, plus and evidence from foreign seizures by law enforcement, that identify the Muslim Brotherhood as an enemy of the United States, fully engaged in an active campaign of stealth jihad, with sights set on establishing an Islamic caliphate in the West, which — in other words — would spell the overthrow of our country. This, plus the employment of a trusted aid at the highest level within the State Department whose relatives have strong ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and the Muslim Sisterhood, represents and ignores a threat to national security.

7) Entering into an Agreement with Egypt’s rebels, headed by the Muslim Brotherhood, a foreign power, to sell 125 tanks, violating Article 1, Section 10, Clause 3 of our United States Constitution. To Wit:
” No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent danger as will not admit of delay.”

8) Authorizing the Attorney General of the United States to dismiss charges against members of the New Black Panther Party, charged with racially intimidating voters at a Philadelphia polling -place in 2008. Clearly, this was a violation of federal law for which the violators were duly charged. Dropping the case led to the angry resignation of a U.S. District trial attorney, in protest. This is another example of failing to enforce existing laws, and aiding and abetting law breakers in violation of the presidential oath of office.

9) Overseeing a federal program, “Operation Fast and Furious” authorizing illicit gun running and sales of 2,000-plus firearms to foreign insurgents (criminals) within Mexico, which has resulted in the deaths of more than one hundred victims, plus the killing of a Border Patrol agent. This case is still under congressional investigation which, if determined to be true, should head the list for impeachment of the president, i.e. aiding and abetting criminal activity, in violation of his oath of office.

10) April, 2009, the president authorized the release of four internal Justice Department memos on terrorist interrogation techniques, thereby emasculating anti-terrorist intelligence operations and endangering the lives of many agents. This was done contrary to the pleas and advice of his CIA director, four prior CIA directors and numerous other experts on covert operations. Whether the past practices were proper or not, this unnecessary release of information was not in the best interest of our national security. To the contrary, it added to its jeopardy and further emboldened our enemies to continue their terrorist conduct.

Anyone can scan “Google” where they will find many articles listing anywhere from five to fifty reasons why Mr. Obama should be impeached. This article doesn’t even touch on the issues of government take-overs of private banks and businesses, the misappropriation of funds and the corrupt arm-twisting that led to persuading some senators to vote for a bill they were opposed to, until special favors were awarded. Nor did this article mention how special interest groups — supporters of the president — were categorically excluded from the new Health Care mandates, including unions and certain religious groups. Nor does it address the Solyndra scandal — still under scrutiny — pertaining to the utter waste of a half billion tax dollars bailing out a private corporation that went bankrupt a year later. Nor does it mention the still-pending question of Obama’s legitimacy as a sitting president, and the mystery surrounding his social security number — registered in Connecticut — that belongs to dead man.

This article could extend four times this length if I was to touch on everything that reeks rotten about Barack Obama, including his sordid associations of his pre-senatorial years. Any one of these concerns listed (above), if not impeachable are at the least egregious and un-American and at the most, illegal. No president in history has engendered so much distrust, animosity and outright fear of his hidden motives for holding the most important office in America. Other presidents may have been less successful, less competent and overly political, but none were ever suspected of being utterly un-American and disloyal to the constitution, or in cahoots with enemies of the United States.

These sentiments are shared by millions of Americans, not limited to Republicans or Tea Party groups. Just start Googling — the disgust is showered all over the Internet by those who choose to read beyond the New York Times. Hopefully, that will translate to new blood in the Oval Office in 2012.

This is not a Republican/Democrat issue. This is an issue concerning national security and the future stability for our children, regardless of party. No matter who opposes Obama in 2012, (if he is not already impeached) it is imperative to all America that he is ushered out of the White House and into historical oblivion. There should never be a statue of him erected anywhere in the United States, including Washington D.C. – not by taxpayer funds anyway.

I’ll list a few links, there are scores more if you want to go digging.

A video letter to Barack Obama:

Click here: #t=19

More :

Click here: Metcalfe: Obama “Treasonous” on Immigration | PoliticsPA

Click here: Rep. Issa: Justice Dept. Not Cooperating on ‘Fast and Furious’

Click here: ‘Fast and Furious’ Explodes: Brian Terry Cover-Up,

Click here: State Department Reported Arizona to the United Nations

Click here: Mexico Joins Suit Against Arizona’s

Click here: Despite revolution, US set to approve ta… JPost – International

Click here: Obama’s Hafiz, Rashad Hussain, Muslim Brotherhood in the White House

Click here: Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood Ties – HUMAN EVENTS

Click here: INFILTRATING THE WHITE HOUSE | Marshall Frank

Click here: Adams: ‘Lawless’ Civil Rights Division Dismissed Black Panther Case

Click here: Former congressman: 12 reasons to impeach Obama

 Click here: Underpublicized threat deep in White House

EUROPEAN ISLAM FAILING TO ASSIMILATE

If it was all “just a religion” we should monitor the spread of Islam that has been taking place in Europe to see just how well it’s going. That will give us an idea what we can expect in years to come. I’ve researched a number of European countries which have seen a considerable growth in Islamic culture in the last thirty years, and wondered just how the populace — heretofore very liberal and accepting — is taking to Islamic growth.

Some of the leaders are beginning to change their tune. Whereby acceptance and assimilation was once considered the hallmark of European culture, it appears “multiculturalism” is not going so well. Well, multiculturalism always went well when it came to other religions, other races, other nationalities. But Islam is another story. Perhaps we should not be talking about multiculturalism, rather, Islamic assimilation, because it’s just not happening.

So instead of writing a long article, I thought I’d let the videos speak for themselves. Below, you will find a number of national leaders and politicians, who are now speaking out vociferously about the failure of Islamics to assimilate in the various societies around Europe.

And, it’s slowly, but certainly, changing the social landscape, and the future of all nations. Someday, there may no longer be a Frenchman, a Brit, an Italian, a German and a Swede. They will all come under the umbrella of one ideology.

Let the videos do the talking. Check them out. 

Click here: Norwegians Denounce Anti-Semitism and Rise in Muslim Population | UNCOVERAGE.net

Click here: Angela Merkel: Multiculturalism in Germany has ‘utterly failed’ | Mail Online

Click here: Multiculturalism has failed, says French president – YouTube

Click here: Cameron: State multiculturalism has failed – YouTube

Click here: Geert Wilders Warning to America Part 1 of 2 – YouTube

Click here: Danish Politicians don’t bend to Muslim threats – YouTube

Click here: Italy: Islam Not Recognized as a Religion — Denied Religious Tax Status – Atlas Shrugs

Click here: Multiculturalism ‘a big failure’ : Spain’s ex-prime minister Aznar

Click here: Pat Condell: Sweden, Multiculturalism, censorship and rape | Vlad Tepes

Click here: Sweden tops European rape league – The Local

Click here: Denmarks Vice PM Lene Espersen: Muslim threat worse than climate problems » Balder Blog

Click here: Turkey’s Muslim Influence in Austria – YouTube

Click here: Islam and Sharia Law in Austria – YouTube

 

 

MOVIE REVIEW: CONTAGION

“CONTAGION” = 8

This is one of those complicated movies with so much happening, that it could have been made as a three or four-hour picture. Instead, it was condensed to 106 minutes from which you leave the theater afraid to touch anything, particularly your own face.

It’s another flick about a strange infectious disease that spreads like wildfire around the globe, starting with a vivacious Beth Emhoff, played by Gwyneth Paltrow who is the first of millions of dominos the disease knocks off.

The movie has you follow a time line which, naturally, includes the element of corruption in politics, the pharmaceutical industry and the failings of the World Health Organization. But it keeps the viewer in suspense, wondering what is to happen from scene to scene and it trots the globe.

Besides Paltrow, there is a top-of-the-line cast, including fine performances (as always) by Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Winslet, Elliot Gould and Jude Law who plays the omnipresent tenacious reporter trying to unveil the truth.

I give it 8 out of 10 stars, well worth seeing, because it has a strong story line, compelling sub-plots and fine acting — not a common virtue from today’s Hollywood output.

Trailer: Click here: Contagion Trailer (Trailer #1) – IMDb