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School Video: I Pledge to Serve Obama


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School Video: I Pledge to Serve Obama 

By Todd Starnes

A Wisconsin school district is apologizing after middle school students were shown a video that featured Hollywood celebrities pledging to be a servant to President Obama.

“I pledge to be a servant to our president,” Demi Moore said in the “I Pledge,” video shown Wednesday at Hudson Middle School.

The video was part of a number of Peace One Day activities, an international event to build peace awareness. The students were also invited to make their own pledges after viewing the video.  (SEE VIDEO HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=51kAw4OTlA0 )

But there was a big problem – the video conveyed the idea that Americans should serve the presidency instead of our elected officials serving the citizens, Fox9 News in Minneapolis reported.

“I pledge to be of service to Barack Obama,” Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis said.

Those statements led the middle school and the Hudson School District to issue apologies.

“We apologize for any part of the video that was offensive to students, their families and staff,” Principal Dan Koch said in a prepared statement. “We respect the Office of the President of the United States but like all of our other elected officials – that office serves each of us as well.”

The principal also made an announcement to students explaining why the video was inappropriate.

Local residents expressed their outrage over the video on social networking websites.

“That is the creepiest and scariest video I have ever seen,” one reader wrote. “They ruined a good message by making it left wing.”

Superintendent Mary Bowen-Eggebraaten said the video will not be used in the district again.

“Unfortunately, the video also had a political slant,” she said. “The district is non-partisan and does not endorse the political messages found in this video.”

While the school district said showing the video was a mistake, they said the purpose of the event was to raise student awareness and encourage involvement “in taking positive action in their schools and communities.”

“We hope that the use of the video does not overshadow the value of the positive message of this event for our middle school students,” the superintendent said.

Eric Holder Rolls Out $45 Million Program To Place Armed Guards In Schools


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It was a plan endorsed by the NRA not long after the Newtown mass murder and disparaged by liberals who think the only solution to “gun violence” at schools is to post gun-free zone signs. And when that doesn’t work, the solution is to post more gun-free zone signs. Eventually, it’ll work.

Well, now the Justice Department is allocating $45 million dollars to pay for armed police officers throughout the country’s government schools:

 ”The Department of Justice announced Friday it’s giving nearly $45 million to fund 356 new school resource officer positions. Funding will be provided by grants from the department’s Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS, office. ‘Just over nine months after the senseless mass shooting at Sandy Hook, we remain committed to providing every resource we can to ensure that the children of Newtown can feel safe and secure at school and elsewhere,”‘ Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement. “And as we hold lost loved ones in our thoughts and prayers, we resolve to continue to support and protect this community — and to help them heal together.” Holder announced the department has allocated $150,000 to put police officers in schools in Newtown. The grant from the department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance is intended to fund two positions, such as resource officers.”

I realize the NRA was a big supporter of more police at government schools, but I never liked the idea. The NRA is right on a few things, but one thing that government schools don’t need is more of a police state.

If government schools are going to exist, the most common sense measure to take is to legalize the 2nd Amendment. Allow teachers and other officials to carry concealed, and make sure they’re trained.

Of course, not every teacher will want to carry. That’s OK. But at least a few officials will want to, and those are the ones that should carry.

I don’t understand how a police officer is a better option than a concealed carrier. If there is another school shooting, the murderer will look for the armed guard first and take him out. That’s not a guarantee, but that cop would have a target on his back. Wouldn’t it be better if the murderer didn’t know who was carrying? The murderer would be walking into a trap the moment he walks through the door.

A surefire way to protect your own kids from school shootings is to get them out of government schools. They’re obviously extremely dangerous places to be. They’re criminal magnets. It makes no sense to send kids to places that are prone to being targets of mass murders.

Obama Has Al Qaeda On The Run: All Over Christians


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Image:Cover of an al Qaeda document; source: http://www.nytimes.com/2002/03/17/world/a-nation-challenged-qaeda-s-grocery-lists-and-manuals-of-killing.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm; Public domain This work is in the public domain

Today, al Qaeda is on the run.” President Barack Obama, Oct. 11, 2012

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV), defines Delusional Disorder as false beliefs based on incorrect inference about external reality that persist despite the evidence to the contrary and these beliefs are not ordinarily accepted by other members of the person’s culture or subculture. It’s a serious mental illness involving psychosis … the inability to tell what is real from what is imagined.

Now, the American people are acquainted with narcissism, thanks to Mr. Obama … but his recent history of insistence that the terrorist group (the Muslim Brotherhood’s baby) al Qaeda was diminished and on the run: Was clearly delusional. Much like his views on virtually ALL that has occurred under his administration…

But Mr. Obama’s delusion is not quaint or risible. It has emboldened this barbaric bunch of Islamic thugs to focus on innocent Christians throughout the Muslim world.

– Two churches in Syria attacked, al-Qaeda flag raised over church.
– Christian village, Maaloula (near Damascus), attacked. The terrorists commandeered a mountaintop hotel in the village of Maaloula and shelled the community. Al Hadath (Arabic news agency) writes, concerning this latest terror attack on Syria’s Christians, how the al-Qaeda linked rebels “terrorized the Christians, threatening to be avenged on them after the triumph of the revolution.”
– Al Qaeda beheads Syrian Christian and feeds his remains to his starved dogs.
–Al Qaeda rebels behead a priest and 2 of his assistants in Syria, as adults and children cheer/ take photos and video (which they uploaded to YouTube).

Literally thousands of Christians are being slaughtered throughout the world under Islamic persecution, most specifically in the Middle East, African and Asia. Al Qaeda and their brethren are having a slaughter-fest across the Muslim world murdering Christians in: Nigeria, Sudan, Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi. The Christian population has been decimated in Senegal, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Liberia and Algeria … in order to create 100% Islamic States.

And the so-called Christian leader of the Free World, who is chasing al Qaeda all over the globe … doesn’t realize he’s more like Wile E. Coyote, than John Wayne…

The fact that this administration would put a bounty of $7 million on the head of al Shabaab (al Qaeda affiliate) for killing forty-four Muslims, BUT said bupkis about the THOUSANDS of innocent Christians butchered by al Shabaab … is beyond repugnant: It’s an abomination!

Next time Obama is able to get his lips off his looking glass … he should keep them shut. Sharing his confusion concerning fantasy versus reality regarding Muslims and their barbaric behavior, only hurts the innocent … of which HE is not

Shalom through strength…

 About the author: Audrey Russo

 Audrey Russo is the Host of the weekly REELTalk Radio Show and the co-host of WOMANTalk Radio Show. She handles Middle East Issues/National Security/Terrorism for their eZine and writes on foreign affairs for The Examiner.com. She guests on several radio shows including The Rick Amato Show, The Simon Conway Show, The Pat Campbell Show and The Mike Wiley Show. Audrey is the Managing Editor for the online opinion journal Ediblog.com. Her articles can also be read at The Center for Changing Worldviews and the Gold Coast Chronicle as well as other online journals. She is also an active member of the NYC performing arts community as a singer and actor.

A Vietnamese Immigrant Thanks God He’s American


Posted on July 15, 2011 by  | http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2011/07/15/a-vietnamese-immigrant-thanks-god-hes-american/

On Saturday, July 24th, 2010, the town of Prescott Valley, AZ, hosted a Freedom Rally. Quang Nguyen was asked to speak on his experience of coming to America and what it means.

A Vietnamese refugee, Mr. Nguyen immigrated to this country in 1975, where he eventually founded an advertising and marketing company, Caddis Advertising, with offices in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, and Prescott Valley, AZ. He is also a talented oil and watercolor painter (see his website here).

This is Mr. Nguyen’s speech, which he dedicated to all Vietnam veterans. Notice that he refers to himself as an American, not a hyphenated Vietnamese-American. How good it’d be if all immigrants—no, EVERYONE— felt like Quang Nguyen.

H/t my friend Bob W.

~Eowyn

PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN

35 years ago, if you were to tell me that I am going to stand up here speaking to a couple thousand patriots, in English, I’d laugh at you. Man, every morning I wake up thanking God for putting me and my family in the greatest country on earth.

I just want you all to know that the American dream does exist and I am living the American dream. I was asked to speak to you about my experience as a first generation Vietnamese-American, but I’d rather speak to you as an American.

If you hadn’t noticed, I am not white and I feel pretty comfortable with my people.

I am a proud U.S. citizen and here is my proof. It took me 8 years to get it, waiting in endless lines, but I got it and I am very proud of it.

I still remember the images of the Tet offensive in 1968, I was six years old. Now you might want to question how a 6-year-old boy could remember anything. Trust me, those images can never be erased. I can’t even imagine what it was like for young American soldiers, 10,000 miles away from home, fighting on my behalf.

35 years ago, I left South Vietnam for political asylum. The war had ended. At the age of 13, I left with the understanding that I may or may not ever get to see my siblings or parents again. I was one of the first lucky 100,000 Vietnamese allowed to come to the U.S.A. Somehow, my family and I were reunited 5 months later, amazingly, in California . It was a miracle from God.

If you haven’t heard lately that this is the greatest country on earth, I am telling you that right now. It was the freedom and the opportunities presented to me that put me here with all of you tonight. I also remember the barriers that I had to overcome every step of the way. My high school counselor told me that I cannot make it to college due to my poor communication skills. I proved him wrong. I finished college. You see, all you have to do is to give this little boy an opportunity and encourage him to take and run with it. Well, I took the opportunity and here I am.

This person standing tonight in front of you could not exist under a socialist/communist environment. By the way, if you think socialism is the way to go, I am sure many people here will chip in to get you a one-way ticket out of here. And if you didn’t know, the only difference between socialism and communism is an AK-47 aimed at your head. That was my experience.

In 1982, I stood with a thousand new immigrants, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and listening to the National Anthem for the first time as an American. To this day, I can’t remember anything sweeter and more patriotic than that moment in my life.

Fast forwarding:  somehow I finished high school, finished college, and like any other goofball 21-year old kid, I was having a great time with my life. I had a nice job and a nice apartment in Southern California. In some way and somehow, I had forgotten how I got here and why I was here.

One day I was at a gas station, I saw a veteran pumping gas on the other side of the island. I don’t know what made me do it, but I walked over and asked if he had served in Vietnam. He smiled and said yes. I shook and held his hand. The grown man’s eyes began to well up. I walked away as fast as I could and at that very moment, I was emotionally rocked. This was a profound moment in my life. I knew something had to change in my life. It was time for me to learn how to be a good citizen. It was time for me to give back.

You see, America is not a place on the map, it isn’t a physical location. It is an ideal, a concept. And if you are an American, you must understand the concept, you must buy into this concept, and most importantly, you have to fight and defend this concept. This is about Freedom and not free stuff. And that is why I am standing up here.

Brothers and sisters, to be a real American, the very least you must do is to learn English and understand it well. In my humble opinion, you cannot be a faithful patriotic citizen if you can’t speak the language of the country you live in. Take this document of 46 pages – last I looked on the Internet, there wasn’t a Vietnamese translation of the U.S. Constitution. It took me a long time to get to the point of being able to converse and until this day, I still struggle to come up with the right words. It’s not easy, but if it’s too easy, it’s not worth doing.

Before I knew this 46-page document, I learned of the 500,000 Americans who fought for this little boy. I learned of the 58,000 names scribed on the black wall at the Vietnam Memorial. You are my heroes. You are my founders.

A t this time, I would like to ask all the Vietnam veterans to please stand. I thank you for my life. I thank you for your sacrifices, and I thank you for giving me the freedom and liberty I have today. I now ask all veterans, firefighters, and police officers, to please stand. On behalf of all first generation immigrants, I thank you for your services and may God bless you all.

Quang Nguyen

Creative Director/Founder

Caddis Advertising, LLC

These RINOs Have Got to Go


By  http://eaglerising.com/1988/rinos-got-go/#VCHucDdw1CSQFVZO.99

RINO= Republican In Name Only

SBowers 9-28The Senate RINOs slavishly voted as Harry Reid ordered them to vote. They are an obedient bunch. And they know who their master is. The problem is, while they are faithful drudges to Dusty Harry, they cannot recognize their true masters. The rest of us. They serve their own personal interests first in the following order.

They want to stay in power. But as we saw in 1994, they don’t know how to run things if they fall into power (in 1994 on the coat tails of hapless Clinton and in a reaction to him). Being second fiddle to the Democrats because they aren’t as smart as the Democrats and can’t play to the electorate as well, doesn’t bother them. There is a risk in “playing to the grandstand.” You must have some courage. What if your theatrics fall flat? There is the chance the people in the grandstands may not like you. They may hate you. Maybe the guys who composed your lines are dummies.

There was a lucrative profession during the Napoleonic era, which consisted of attending debuts of symphonies and plays. The practitioners were called “Clappers.” They were hired to applaud or jeer at the right moment to bolster or condemn the production. Modernly in the political arena, we call those guys the “Press.” They are paid to mess up any theatrics the Republicans’ (or more accurately, Conservatives’) attempt in presenting their views or plans. They got a jolt of a sense of their power when they hammered Nixon and haven’t been the same since. Unfortunately for them, while they learned that they can dethrone a king, they found making one is much more difficult. This frustrates them and makes them nasty, derisive and petulant. Their mindset is “If you think differently than me you are wrong … I am (by definition) right, which means you are “Evil” … and … ergo … I can condemn you in every venue available.” It is circular logic, of course. But it makes liberals feel good about themselves because it allows them to look down on someone, which means they (liberals) are above the people they look down on … and superior to at least someone in the room, which feels really good if you know you really aren’t the smartest person in the room … as you may have claimed. This is a tremendous motivator, because liberals very seldom have anything to feel good about regarding themselves.

RINOs fear the media because liberals and their media lap doggies can start jeering your performance on cue, and you’re a goner. So RINOs have very few ideas they want to trot onto the public stage. It’s just too risky. And they have discovered it is even safer to follow the Democrat herds because the press will not notice them. You’re under the radar.

Of course, the other reason RINOs want to stay in power, is they like the power. Even if they are second fiddle to the Democrats they still get to enjoy the benefits of standing idly by in the corridors of power, even if they don’t get to yank the “levers of power” real hard whenever they want to like their Democrat masters. Even “second fiddle” power is sweet. People want your autograph and you can smugly deprive them. (They’re only dingy constituents. Screw ‘em! I’m engaging in fine dining in my favorite eatery, after all. Go away and take your street urchin progeny with you! How dare you?!?) You get your picture taken frequently and sometimes the press will even give you an approving caption, i.e., “Senator Second fiddle was seen yesterday at Walter Reed Hospital cutting the ribbon on a new phrenology clinic for the Vets, many of whom stood silently around, but were unacknowledged by the good Senator.” You might even get into a photo with Dusty Harry who might be seen giving you a mildly approving supercilious smirk. Hey … it’s better than him telling the press a nasty and politically damaging lie he made up about you (remember how Romney hadn’t paid taxes in ten years … or something like that?), which might actually be true about you! That’s always a risk! Limousines, Congressional junkets with your family along, big fat salary with incredible benefits, lifetime gigantic pensions etc, etc, etc.  Life is good. Really good, (just as long as you can avoid those often ugly Town Hall Meetings back home with those scruffy and nosey constituents with those pesky and uninformed queries about “Where in H%$&^LL our tax dollars are goin?” And their runny nosed kids and howling dogs … and their torches and pitchforks).

All those goodies in exchange for just keeping quiet, engaging in no grandstanding and going along to get along. There, there, that’s a nice RINO.

But the party may be nearing its conclusion.

People are waking up to the fact that politics matter. P.J. O’Rourke said, “Bad politics gets you dead.” Plato said “If you don’t take an interest in politics you will be doomed to governance by your lessers.” (With apologies to both fellows if I got the quotes fouled.)

These RINO jerks have to go.

 

Obama’s Fallen and He Can’t Get Up


By http://eaglerising.com/1994/obamas-fallen-cant-get/

Remember when your small child used to say, “I fall down and go boom”? Perhaps that is what’s happening now on the world scene. The President of the United States has fallen down, and we can only hope that neither he, nor we, go “BOOM!” But to hear what others have to say on the matter…”The state-owned Syrian newspaperAl Watan put it bluntly in a headline on Thursday: “Moscow and Damascus pull the rug out from under the feet of Obama.”

Perhaps the President needs to subscribe to LifeCall. Remember “I’ve fallen…and I can’t get up!”® a TV commercial catchphrase for a LifeCall medical alert systems to be used by people who are subject to falling at inconvenient times in inconvenient places. Perhaps some of our leaders could do well to memorize this commercial. Al Watan’s comment is only the latest in a whole series of stumbling and bumbling that have plagued this President from the git-go.

It seems that from the beginning of Barack Obama’s tenure as President, again and again, he has fallen. Maybe he should have the handy button to punch to gain somebody’s attention. Rather than asking for help to “get” up, his administration seems to divert the attention of the drive-by media and many of our fellow Americans to some other crisis. But it so often happens that his diversion leads to another scandal or unsavory situation. Let’s look briefly at a few of them.

DOJ scandal: Which one? Let’s just pick one. Black Panthers were intimidating voters (November 4, 2008): Seems that a group of New Black Panthers took it upon themselves to hinder and even intimidate voters in one precinct. The DOJ lawyer decided that they should be prosecuted under Federal law. However, once Eric Holder became Attorney General, he ordered the investigation to cease and the potential prosecution squashed. There must have been some dead people who hadn’t had a chance to vote yet.

Solyndra Scandal: Solyndra bailed out in 2009; went bankrupt in 2011: This was a doozy. Obama himself went to Solyndra manufacturing to tout the forward looking producer of solar panels and to assure them of a financial bailout, 535 million dollars. Sure enough, it worked. They were bailed out. The owners of the company pocketed a fair sum and then in 2011, Solyndra went bankrupt. Was the White House embarrassed? Did the White House mend its ways and never ever bailout another clunker? If you believe these statements are true, I have some beach front property in Western Kansas I would let go for a small price.

Benghazi4Benghazi Attack and Cover up: September 11, 2012: Four Americans, including an American ambassador, were killed when armed insurgents fired upon a Consulate in Benghazi, Lybia, which is sovereign property belonging to the United States. At first, the administration blamed the attack on an anti-Muslim video that had wide circulation. When that proved useless, they tried to just ignore the incident. The then Secretary of State, Hillary I-might-just-run-for-President-again Clinton declared that she was taking responsibility for what happened. It worked. She took the responsibility, and virtually all Congressional hearings ceased or at least slowed. I wonder if Al Capone had taken that position, his conviction on tax evasion might have been dismissed, and he could have died in peace in his Chicago apartment of syphilis.

NSA Scandal: June 10, 2013 Edward Snowden’s Revelations: A low level contract worker with the National Security Agency didn’t like what he was seeing come across his desk or his monitor, and decided to blow the whistle. Regardless of whether you take the position that the guy is a hero for revealing some very questionable activities of the NSA spying on American citizens, or that he is a traitor for revealing classified secrets, you do have to admit that Edward Snowden shook things up. Do I expect anything to change as the result of these revelations? Of course not. Nothing will change except for the arrogant indignity shown by government officials and drive-by media commentators. Snowden now resides in Russia, and I’m sure that he will be consulted by Premier Putin when it’s time to take possession of Syria’s sarin gas supply.

There are other scandals. I can’t keep up with them. I’m not sure I agree with Al Watan that Russia and Syria “pulled the rug out from under the feet of Obama.” More likely, he stumbled because of his own clumsiness. He’s fallen and he can’t get up. He just continues to do a low crawl on his belly from one scandal to the next one with no sense of dignity or embarrassment at all.

Read more at http://eaglerising.com/1994/obamas-fallen-cant-get/#CgtqUkUHwPBUsb1H.99

Must See Video of Senator Gulliory


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CAN O’ WHOOP ASS: Sen. Guillory’s,“Today The Foundation Of Our Great Mansion Is Under Attack By Termites”

CAN O’ WHOOP ASS: Sen. Guillory’s,“Today The Foundation Of Our Great Mansion Is Under Attack By Termites” Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory (R-Opelousas) delivered a passioned speech at CPAC-St. Louis in Missouri on Saturday. He began his remarks by comparing to his recent change in party affiliation to a line in the […] … READ MORE

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