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Have The Thought Police Arrived?

George Orwell’s 1984 – Tomorrow’s America?

By Don White
George Orwell, author of 1984 and other novels was really Eric Blair who lived in England and India from 1903 to 1950. He was in poor health when he came back to England. He had worked for the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, but wanted to become a writer, and he was living in poverty when he wrote his first book, Down and Out in Paris and London (1933).
Then he did something dramatic. He joined the Republican forces in the Spanish Civil War and wrote of his experience in Homage to Catalonia (1938). Critics called it one of the most moving accounts ever written of this war. It was then that he decided he would speak out against tyranny – domination of any person over another. He condemned totalitarianism in a brilliantly witty allegorical fable Animal Farm (1945) and in what he meant to be a satirical novel, 1984.
Orwell wrote his last novel in 1949 and he died a year later. It is about his worst fears, events and conditions that he felt would come about in the world, especially in Great Britain and America, twenty-five years later. I posit that this is rapidly becoming reality. A world that dreamed about freedom and cherished it is getting stiffed by its leaders and shackled by Orwellian nightmares that each of us can see here in America if we would but open our eyes.
What Are Some of Those Orwellian Nightmares:
Winston Smith lived in rotting city tenement housing. On each floor of the house was a large poster of an enormous face more than a meter wide. It was of a man of about forty-five, with a heavy black mustache and ruggedly handsome features. It was a picture so contrived that the eyes followed you about when you moved. The caption below read, “Big Brother is Watching You.” Does that remind us of Stalin and Communist Russia? And what has it to do with the false adoration of Barak Obama?
In the distance a helicopter of the Police Patrol skimmed down between the roofs, snooping into people’s windows, hovering for an instant and darting away. But Orwell said the helicopters didn’t matter, only the Thought Police mattered.”
The black-mustachio’d face gazed down from every commanding corner outside and the picture’s dark eyes “looked deep into Winston’s own.”
Government had turned off the electricity to the lifts (elevators) in the start of the winter as an economy drive “in preparation for Hate Week” and the building seemed cold. There was power inside the flats and each contained a “telescreen.”  Winston’s was babbling away about pig iron and the over-fulfillment of the Ninth Three-Year Plan. Sometimes the machine played strident military music.
The telescreen received and transmitted simultaneously and any sound that Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it. As long as he remained within the field of vision that the metal plaque commanded, he could be seen as well as heard. But there was no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment.
“How often, or on what system the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. . . You had to live . . . from habit that became instinct – in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.”
A kilometer away the Ministry of Truth, where Winston worked, towered vast and wide above the grimy landscape.
He lived in London that had become part of the provinces of Oceania. “He tried to squeeze out some childhood memory that should tell him whether London had always been quite like this. Were there always these vistas of rotting nineteenth-century houses, their sides shored up with balks of timber, their windows patched with cardboard and their roofs with corrugated iron, their crazy garden walls sagging in all directions?” Then he described the bombed sites – where had sprung up sordid colonies of wooden dwellings like chicken houses.

Is this bad enough, or do you want more?

Do you want to know that not only had a free country been transformed from freedom to slavery, from strength to ignorance, from a prosperous English-speaking nation to a poor province of a One World Order speaking what Orwell calls “Newspeak,” the official language of Oceania. Are you concerned that there as a Ministry of Truth, spewing out the state’s version of news, entertainment, education, and the fine arts; the Ministry of Peace, which had to do with war; the Ministry of Love, which maintained law and order; and the Ministry of Plenty, which was responsible for economic affairs. Their names in Newspeak were Minitrue, Minipax, Miniluv, and Miniplenty.
It was a country without laws. That meant there were no courts, no defenses for allegations of sedition or wrongdoing. The only law, the only lawlessness, was what the Ministry of Truth saw you do and decided in their infinite wisdom to punish you for, such as sedition, and then you could be sent away for 25 years in a forced labor camp.
Contrast that with what we have here in America today.
Even though we are told this nation is just coming out of recession, we have almost ten percent unemployment – or sixteen percent – depending on who you believe. We have the world’s best health care, though there are maybe seven million without health care. We can come and go as we please. We live in a land of law and order, with rights protected by our Constitution, but which rights are constantly being eroded by a high- spending, far left Congress and a president who, like Bush and Clinton before him, is a New World Order advocate who vows to level our economic playing field – make the rich poor and the poor temporarily better off. But for how long?
It was Jesus Christ who said the poor will always be with us.
Today, America has a far left liberal president who has said over and over again two things: He would bring fundamental change and the U.S. Constitution is flawed.
Yet he and his first Supreme Court Judge appointment, Sonja Sotomayor, raised their hands to the square, pledging to uphold the Constitution of the United States. “The Constitution,” not something he and she want to transform it into. But remember, both are deceptive. Truth means very little to these people. People who do not practice a Judeo-Christian faith seem to have a tough time recognizing truth and adhering to it. As President Clinton said when trying to defend himself in the Monica Lewinski sex scandal, “It depends on what the (current) definition of is is.”
They come from liberal schools of thought – oh, not all, but enough to draw a distinction.  They are usually trained at Ivy League universities, seemingly well respected schools, that teach the Constitution is a living document, meaning it needs to be changed to fit the times. I used to admire the Harvard man, the man from Yale, Columbia or Princeton. Even bright conservatives sent their children to those schools and now I wonder why?

Why did I admire them and now I don’t?

If I see that someone’s bio includes training from these schools, now I say beware! They are not to be trusted as far as their feelings for our Constitution because their minds have been tainted by liberals profs, associates, and friends. That is probably why even young people from Utah, the Midwest, and other conservative areas of America go east with high, resume-enhancing, and prideful expectations.
These liberal schools graduate many liberal-minded people. They will find jobs and live like other liberal young adults until they grow old and remember their conservative backgrounds and training in the home. Though I didn’t go east for my education, like many of you I was trained at a liberal state school that had liberal profs. It is only later in life, when we start thinking for ourselves, that we question this New World Order of thinking, a deadly virus that if kept unchecked will surely destroy our American way of life and our Constitution. It is already happening.
All the presidents of the past 50 years have been New World Order people, bent on destroying America. Bent on destroying Constitutional government and replacing it with some form of socialism, fascism, stateism, big government, and a Constitution that can be changed willy-nilly by the next nitwit who comes along.  That is in direct contrast, however, to what they vowed to uphold.
Obama admires Hugo Chavez, even read his new book. When Obama nationalized the auto industry Chavez whispered to Fidel Castro, look at him, man. He’s so far left he’s making us look like moderates.
Not to be outdone, the next thing Chavez does is nationalize all of the radio stations in Venezuela, forty of them, and the television outlets, all but one which is his propaganda machine.
Will Obama follow suit, and would he attempt to shut down the Internet? Read about this at NewsMax: http://www.newsmax.com/headlines/obama_internet_fcc/2009/09/20/262385.html
I said that to a young man of my faith who is studying computer programming. He looked at me like I was crazy. “They’d never do that, the people would rebel,” he said.
But do the people rebel when the mainline media supports Obama’s every illegal move?
Do we have to wait until one fine morning when we realize we are all living in 1984?
  • One Party-line Communications: It’s already here and Obama only has to take down one network, Fox. All but Fox bowed to Obama on Sunday, yesterday, September 20, 2009, by allowing him to spew his healthcare propaganda across America for the umpteenth time. Fox, which is also peppered with New World Order commentators and contributors, would have given him time, but he didn’t request it. It’s the same old story, but his effort was not to pick up conservative Republican votes, but to solidify his own party’s vote for this massive boondoggle which he will soon ram through Congress, like it or not. Many Congressmen do not because they know it may mean the end of their political careers in the 2010 elections because the people have spoken – we don’t want government healthcare and Obama’s bill stinks.
·        Everyone Will Belong To A Union: Our economy and millions of workers will soon suffer greatly under the scourge of compulsory unionism. Card Check will allow unions to force workers to join by doing away with secret ballots.
President Mark Mix of the National Right To Work Legal Defense Foundation was published in the Detroit News discussing how union boss monopoly bargaining is bankrupting Detroit’s public schools — pointing out the reality that “[t]he Detroit school district would be much better off if state legislators and [Michigan] Gov. Jennifer Granholm repealed or dramatically rolled back state policies promoting union monopoly bargaining in public schools.”
Mix also was published on National Review Online exposing the stunning resemblance forced unionism has to the dirty tricks Obama pulled in launching his political career.
Other Signs of a Decaying America:
·        Confiscating money and resources. This is done by high taxes, fines on small businesses and people for failure to buy onto Obama’s Health Care Plan and the attendant taxes and high cost of utilities because of Cap and Trade, the energy bill that Congress has already passed.
Eliminating Freedoms – A Constitution Under Siege:
·        Speech, assembly, religion, and guns
·        Taking of powers reserved to the people and states, such as regulating everything. We even have a regulator in the FCC, Mark Lloyd, who will try to tax the heck out of radio and television stations until they go under. I say try to because these acts are unconstitutional and the networks, we hope, will fight back in court. Believe it or not, some networks won’t fight Big Brother because they know Rahm Emanuel and the president are keeping score. They have an enemies list.
·        Obama has already seized control of the auto industry and all aspects of America’s financial industry under the federal central bank, the Federal Reserve, which will be complicit in the failing of America.
·        Double-digit – maybe triple digit – inflation
This will be brought about by the devaluation of the dollar. Commodities and food will become so expensive you will wish you lived on a farm or had a vegetable garden. With each new spending bill comes the printing of new money and loss of respect from our financial partners. China will have had it up to here with us and won’t lend additional money. They are about there right now.
  • A Reich-blitz Fire Storm That Will Enable Obama to Become A Complete Dictator. Check out the Michael Savage Video.
Currently Obama and the democrats are little dictators. But the dictatorship will be seen as growing too slowly, so the far left liberals under the direction of Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, pulling Obama’s strings, will invent a national emergency that in the minds of Obama will demand a complete takeover of all government, ousting Congressmen, marginalizing state governments if not abolishing them altogether. He will use blood and terror to get his way and the military and his hundred thousand community organizers to force compulsion.
Then is when America will look very Orwellian. It will be 1984 in reality and we will suffer as a people, that is those who fail to oppose it and are not willing to give up their lives in defense of their country. Obama will be acting as a dictator under a directive signed for just such emergencies by the past president, George Bush, who didn’t in his wildest dreams envision two men as evil as Emanuel and Obama using his stupid little directive to destroy America. Or did he?

http://www.newsmax.com/headlines/obama_internet_fcc/2009/09/20/262385.html

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>Where Was The NY Times On The ACORN Demise Scandal?

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

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Weekend Opinionator: Acorn Falls, the Web Rises

“Work formerly done by reporters and producers is now routinely performed by political operatives and amateur ideologues of one stripe or another, whose goal is not to educate the public but to win. This is a trend not likely to change.”

So writes a very worried Mark Bowden (he of “Blackhawk Down”) in the latest issue of The Atlantic. And there’s more:

The Internet is now replacing Everyman with every man. Anyone with a keyboard or cell phone can report, analyze, and pull a chair up to the national debate. If freedom of the press belongs to those who own one, today that is everyone. The city with one eye (glass or no) has been replaced by the city with a million eyes. This is wonderful on many levels, and is why the tyrants of the world are struggling, with only partial success, to control the new medium. But while the Internet may be the ultimate democratic tool, it is also demolishing the business model that long sustained news­papers and TV’s network-news organizations.

Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be yet another post lamenting the imperiled future of newspapers. Rather, let’s take a look at something that the Bowden piece predated yet seemingly foresaw:

Yes, the video starts with employees of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or Acorn, giving advice on gaining child-tax credits for employing underage Salvadoran prostitutes. And then it gets worse. (Writing off condoms!)

A novice filmmaker embarrassed an influential housing group — did he humiliate the mainstream media as well?

Well, with Congress having voted to shut off Acorn’s money spigot, I guess we can score one for Bowden’s “every man.”

As those paying attention now know, the Baltimore video (and the Washington one, the Brooklyn one, the San Diego one and the San Bernardino, Calif., one) were the work of James O’Keefe III, a 25-year-old amateur filmmaker, and (playing the lady of the night) Hannah Giles, a 20-year-old conservative activist. (Thorough background piece on them here.) And, while it’s clear that the duo didn’t get any expert wardrobe advice, did they really do the whole thing themselves?

Doubters like to point out that the videos were first aired at BigGovernment.com, the latest brainchild of the conservative Internet entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart, who also founded BigHollywood.com, a site devoted to exposing the inanities of entertainment celebrities and other forms of shooting fish in a barrel. And while it was apparently Breitbart’s brilliant idea to stagger the release of the videos over a period of days, there doesn’t seem to be other evidence that a conservative cabal was involved.

Still, Bertha Lewis, Acorn’s chief, certainly thinks it was a vast right-wing conspiracy (involving Fox News as well, natch) and that the secret recording broke the law, reports Politico:

“It is clear that the videos are doctored, edited, and in no way the result of the fabricated story being portrayed by conservative activist ‘filmmaker’ O’Keefe and his partner in crime,’ ACORN chief organizer Bertha Lewis said in a statement over the weekend. “And, in fact, a crime it was—our lawyers believe a felony—and we will be taking legal action against Fox and their co-conspirators.”

Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski at Politico aren’t holding their breaths until the suit gets filed:

ACORN’s unavoidable problem, however, is that suing Fox News would give Fox — or any other media organization — the ultimate Christmas present: a legally enforceable way to compel ACORN to give up all its secrets.

The process by which a party to a lawsuit can force the opposing party to disclose information is called discovery, which can take the form of depositions, written questions, or demands for the production of documents. Under federal rules, a defendant can get court orders for discovery for any information relevant to its defense, except for privileged information such as attorney-client discussions.

If ACORN sues, it would have to sue alleging some variation of defamation or fraud. The problem is that for either allegation, truth is an absolute defense. Nothing could be more relevant to Fox establishing its defense of truth in the lawsuit than having access to ACORN’s office memos, emails, phone records, and bank statements. All of these would have a reasonable chance of providing evidence as to whether ACORN workers had knowledge of any of the topics seen on the videotapes.

In short, it would blow the doors off ACORN’s vault of secrets. Fox would learn which organizations collaborate with ACORN, how they spend taxpayer money and what ACORN’s leaders say to each other behind closed doors. It would be a treasure trove for a media organization.

And should Lewis’s legal threat turn out to be hollow, it won’t be the first time she has had to eat crow: her first statement after the Baltimore video was that “this recent scam, which was attempted in San Diego, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia to name a few places, had failed for months before the results we’ve all recently seen.” Whoops. And while I would have preferred to link my readers to the Acorn Web site’s version of that Lewis quote rather than BigGovernment’s screen grab, in the aftermath of the Brooklyn and San Diego videos it seems to have inexplicably disappeared.

So, it all seems pretty simple: Acorn is caught dead to rights by a couple of amateurs, doubles down with an uninformed statement and ends up bleeding on the Capitol floor. Or is it?

Bertha Lewis feels that this has less to do with the videos themselves than with a long-term war against her organization:

We’re disappointed that the House took the rare and politically convenient step of attempting to eliminate federal funding for a single organization, one that has been the target of a multi-year political assault stemming variously from the Bush White House, Fox News, and other conservative quarters.

Fortunately, ACORN derives most of its income from its members and other supporters, so the decision will have little impact on overall operations. The only real victims of today’s vote are the families who have benefited from ACORN’s important work.

Salon’s Joe Conason thinks the whole episode can become an educational exercise in just how valuable Acorn is:

Like so many conservative attacks, the crusade against ACORN has been highly exaggerated and even falsified to create a demonic image that bears little resemblance to the real organization. Working in the nation’s poorest places, and hiring the people who live there, ACORN is not immune to the pathologies that can afflict institutions in those communities. As a large nonprofit handling many millions of dollars, it has suffered from mismanagement at the top as well — although there is nothing unique in that, either.

Yet ACORN’s troubles should be considered in the context of a history of honorable service to the dispossessed and impoverished. No doubt it was fun to dupe a few morons into providing tax advice to a “pimp and ho,” but what ACORN actually does, every day, is help struggling families with the Earned Income Tax Credit (whose benefits were expanded by both Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton). And while the idea of getting housing assistance for a brothel was clever, what ACORN really does, every day, is help those same working families avoid foreclosure and stay in their homes.

Perhaps the congressional investigation now demanded by some Republican politicians would be a useful exercise, if conducted impartially. A fair investigation might begin to dispel some of the wild mythology promoted by right-wing media outlets.

A. Serwer of Tapped thinks that it all comes down to conservatives disliking anyone who helps the poor:

Let’s not forget that the “pimp and ho” scandal isn’t the root of the right’s animosity towards ACORN, their work on behalf of low-income people is. The video may have exposed ACORN’s difficulty in enforcing professional standards in the workplace, and denying them federal funding until they fix those problems may be justifiable–but it’s noteworthy that institutions advocating on behalf of more powerful interests haven’t faced a similar fate.

The right however, has looked at the ACORN scandal as a kind of vindication of all their paranoid fantasies of what ACORN was responsible for–namely that ACORN really was trying to “steal” the 2008 election through voter fraud and that it caused the sub-prime crisis by advocating against housing policies that discriminate against people of color–are true. They seem to believe that because ACORN employees acted improperly, that means outlawing housing discrimination based on race caused the economic meltdown and voter fraud is a real problem.

Neither of those things are true, but they do point to the real reason the right hates ACORN, and it’s not because of their past issues with embezzlement, or misbehaving employees. It’s because they try to look out for the interests of people the right likes to blame for the nation’s problems.

And Amanda Terkel at Think Progress seems to think the left can gain points by pointing out Sen. David Vitter’s apparent hypocrisy:

Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) is the self-proclaimed “most outspoken critic of ACORN.” Following the release of incriminating videos showing ACORN workers giving advice to undercover conservative activists inquiring about how to start a brothel and not get caught, Vitter and other Republicans called for investigations and audits of the organization. On Monday, he put out a press release bragging about all his anti-ACORN work over the years and commending the administration for condemning the group.
Yet despite all his anti-ACORN activism, Vitter missed the vote that cut off federal funding for the group. A spokesman said that there was “a scheduling error” that caused the senator to miss his flight back to Washington in time for the roll call, but he still “called colleagues and urged them to support the amendment.”

Vitter’s outrage over the latest ACORN scandal seems extraordinarily hypocritical, in light of what he went through in 2007: “A woman accused of running a Washington prostitution ring placed five phone calls to David Vitter while he was a House member, including two while roll call votes were under way, according to telephone and congressional records.”

Other liberals are not so sanguine. “Democrats have been really out of it,” reads a post at Prairie Weahter. “ACORN is being painted as the moral equivalent of Bernard Madoff or worse — moral equivalent of Abu Ghraib, according to a Washington Times columnist. So far, I’d say the right has won this one.”

So does the editorial board of The Los Angeles Times:

Given all the scrutiny, one would have expected ACORN to be doing everything in its power to make sure its activities were squeaky clean. Yet since the initial video was released last week showing ACORN workers in Baltimore who appeared to be aiding and abetting criminal activity, activist filmmaker James O’Keefe has released two more showing similar behavior at ACORN offices in Washington and Brooklyn. The response from ACORN? Fire the workers involved and blame Fox News.

“We are the boogeyman for the right-wing and its echo chambers,” reads a self-serving statement released Saturday by ACORN’s chief organizer, Bertha Lewis. She claimed the videos were “doctored” and threatened legal action against Fox. What she didn’t do is apologize for the appalling and possibly illegal behavior of ACORN employees, acknowledge that the organization has serious internal problems and vow to correct them, or do what she should have done as soon as the scandal was revealed: resign.

O’Keefe’s hidden-camera methods are distasteful, and the extent to which his videos were edited is unknown. Their content is nonetheless devastating to ACORN — so much so that, on Monday, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to withhold federal housing funds from the group. That’s a shame because ACORN does worthwhile work in poor communities, helping people avoid foreclosure, giving them tax help and, yes, registering them to vote. If ACORN is to survive and retain a shred of credibility, it needs to stop deflecting blame and clean house.

Less surprisingly, so does The Wall Street Journal, which looks to find more villains than just those clueless Acorn workers in Baltimore:

Yesterday the House voted 345-75 to ban all federal funding for the scandal-plagued advocacy group Acorn. Coming on the heels of the Census Bureau’s dissociation with Acorn last week and the Senate’s Monday vote denying it housing funds, this is a welcome decision.

But the fact that there were 75 “no” votes is shocking, even for this Congress. Along with far-left backbenchers, they included Charles Rangel, Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, and Henry Waxman, who heads the Energy and Commerce Committee. Both are key leaders in the ObamaCare effort.

One of Acorn’s leading Congressional enablers has been Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts. Last year Mr. Frank appeared in a promotional video for “Acorn’s Grassroots Democracy Campaign,” and this year he led the effort to repeal a year-old legal provision barring groups from receiving housing subsidies while under indictment for voter fraud. This he called “a violation of the basic principles of due process.” Mr. Frank was absent yesterday when the House voted to defund Acorn, although he had been on the House floor for another vote just half an hour earlier.

The House vote came a day after the release of the latest video by freelance investigators James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles, who crisscrossed the country posing as a pimp and prostitute. Employees in at least five different Acorn offices offered them help in setting up a child-prostitution business. If that isn’t enough to persuade 75 Democrats to stop supporting Acorn with taxpayer money, one can only conclude that the only way they’d defund the outfit is if it endorsed the war in Iraq or Afghanistan.

And while conservatives are no doubt pleased by those editorials, they are also using the controversy to score some points on the East Coast establishment press. Or, in the case of BigHollywood’s Greg Gutfeld, just having a bit of fun gloating:

So when two scrappy DC journalists bring down a President, it’s turned into “All the President’s Men,” winning accolades and Oscars. When an unemployed single mother of three takes the fight to an energy giant, it becomes a blockbuster vehicle for Julia Robert’s cleavage. And when a former Vice President exposes man’s inhumanity toward Mother Earth – “An Inconvenient Truth” crowns him the most majestic whistle blower ever.

But when two amateur journalists (in their early twenties, poorly dressed as sex workers, with under two grand in their budget) casually take down a sleazy behomoth that leeches off American taxpayers, you’d think Hollywood and the media would be all over this. I mean, what Hannah Giles and James O’Keefe did to Acorn – leading to the House approving to cut off all their funding – is the whistle blowing film to end ALL whistle blowing films. These two kids did what Michael Moore could never come close to accomplishing: uncovering lurid incompetence, affecting policy, and saving Americans millions of dollars.

Whether big-time media outlets will care much about the criticisms of right-leaning bloggers remains to be seen — after all, The Times and most other papers would never allow reporters to misrepresent themselves in the way O’Keefe and Giles did. Yet one suspects that one jab in particular hits the MSM where it hurts:

Yep, the Big Boys are scooped by a couple of novices and then ridiculed by a fake journalist — Mark Bowden, your day of reckoning may be closer than you think …

>Bush Was A Damned Liberal, Let’s Face It!

>I made a comment after reading columnist Byron York’s fine article found in the Washington Examiner.com. I said Bush was a “damned” liberal on Constitutional freedom, the economy, and the borders. He was only conservative when it came to attacking the people who knocked down the Trade Centers in New York. Or was he, because if he was he should have attacked Saudi Arabia and looked for WMDs there. Don White

The following Noah Webster quote is even better:

Wise Words: 2nd Amendment

“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States”. Noah Webster, An Examination into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, 1787

Bush 43: Conservative movement is inconsequential

By: Byron York
Chief Political Correspondent
September 15, 2009

Former President George W. Bush addresses a Fourth of July crowd at the Let Freedom Ring 2009 festival at Crystal Beach Park Arena in Woodward, Okla., Saturday, July 4, 2009. (AP Photo)

How many times during the last eight years did you hear that George W. Bush was a dangerous right-wing extremist? Probably too many to count.
What you heard less often were expressions of the deep reservations some conservatives felt about Bush’s governing philosophy.
Conservatives greatly admired Bush for his steadfastness in the War on Terror — to use that outlawed phrase — and they were delighted by his choices of John Roberts and Samuel Alito for the Supreme Court. But when it came to a fundamental conservative principle like fiscal discipline, many conservatives felt the president just wasn’t with them.
You saw that throughout the 2008 Republican presidential primaries, when GOP candidates, while not mentioning Bush specifically, got big applause from conservative Republican audiences by pledging to return fiscal responsibility to the White House.
Those cheering conservatives will find a revealing moment in a new book, scheduled for release next week, by former White House speechwriter Matt Latimer.
Latimer is a veteran of conservative politics. An admirer of Republican Sen. Jon Kyl, for whom he worked for several years, Latimer also worked in the Rumsfeld Pentagon before joining the Bush White House in 2007.
The revealing moment, described in “Speechless: Tales of a White House Survivor,” occurred in the Oval Office in early 2008.
Bush was preparing to give a speech to the annual meeting of the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC. The conference is the event of the year for conservative activists; Republican politicians are required to appear and offer their praise of the conservative movement.
Latimer got the assignment to write Bush’s speech. Draft in hand, he and a few other writers met with the president in the Oval Office. Bush was decidedly unenthusiastic.
“What is this movement you keep talking about in the speech?” the president asked Latimer.
Latimer explained that he meant the conservative movement — the movement that gave rise to groups like CPAC.
Bush seemed perplexed. Latimer elaborated a bit more. Then Bush leaned forward, with a point to make.
“Let me tell you something,” the president said. “I whupped Gary Bauer’s ass in 2000. So take out all this movement stuff. There is no movement.”
Bush seemed to equate the conservative movement — the astonishing growth of conservative political strength that took place in the decades after Barry Goldwater’s disastrous defeat in 1964 — with the fortunes of Bauer, the evangelical Christian activist and former head of the Family Research Council whose 2000 presidential campaign went nowhere.
Now it was Latimer who looked perplexed. Bush tried to explain.
“Look, I know this probably sounds arrogant to say,” the president said, “but I redefined the Republican Party.”
The Oval Office is no place for a low-ranking White House staffer to get into an argument with the president of the United States about the state of the Republican Party — or about any other subject, for that matter. Latimer made the changes the president wanted. When Bush appeared at CPAC, he made no mention of the conservative movement. In fact, he said the word “conservative” only once, in the last paragraph.
Bush veterans are going to take issue with some of Latimer’s criticisms in “Speechless.” As an observer of it all, I certainly don’t agree with his characterizations of some Bush administration officials. But looking back at the Bush years, the scene in the Oval Office adds context to the debate that is going on inside conservative circles today.
Right after the Republican Party’s across-the-board defeat last November, there was a wave of what-went-wrong self-analysis. Republicans were divided between those who believed the party had lost touch with conservative principles and those who believed it had failed to adapt to changed political and demographic circumstances.
Bush’s words in the Oval Office speak directly to that first group. You can argue whether Bush was a fiscal conservative at any time in his political career, but he certainly wasn’t in the White House. And some real fiscal conservatives, with their guy in charge, held their tongues.
Now, with unified Democratic control of the presidency and both houses of Congress, we’re seeing spending that makes Bush’s record look downright thrifty. Republicans have again found their voice on fiscal discipline. And some of them wish they had been more outspoken when a president of their own party was in the White House.
Byron York, The Examiner’s chief political correspondent, can be contacted at byork@washingtonexaminer.com. His column appears on Tuesday and Friday, and his stories and blog posts appears on http://www.ExaminerPolitics.com ExaminerPolitics.com.

>Laying Out a Hub Article

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Create an Attractive Hub Page

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By Lissie

First a Warning! I am not a designer

Not even close, I can write a bit, I can play with techie stuff until it works, but under no circumstance would I insult the talents and the profession of designers by saying I am one. I am not artistic – never got past stick figures at school and can not draw, even on a computer!

In short if I can make an attractive hub – anyone can!

Who this article is for? I assume that you know how to do some basic stuff like create a basic page with text, photo maybe a video and/or a list of links. This article is not about the mechanics of creating the hub, or even how to write or use correct grammar. This is how to make your hub page look better than a lot of the others.

First off you Need a Second Text Capsule

You can’t tell from reading it but this is a 2nd text capsule – I always start with at least 2 text capsules and a photo.

My first text capsule is full width with no photo. That lets the Adsense ads to display in the ugly rectangle to the right. Yes its ugly but people are most likely to click there than anywhere so I get paid. If you want pretty put a photo. If you want cash – put the photo further down.

The 2 text capsules allow google ads to appear in the middle of your text – they don’t always, but usually do. If you have just as single too long text capsule they won’t appear in the body of the text. In the body of the text is where the ads are most effective according to the marketing geeks.

Either way the photo is important – it’s the photo that will be used on a thumbnail view of your hub when your hub is listed in best, most recent etc lists- click on your latest hubs listings from your profile to see what photos are showing. Now the photo in this view is not very big so I try to get something that is bright and eye catching – ideally – it should be relevant to the hub as well – but its hard with the computer/techie hubs and I liked the photo!

Design Icon, Bucket Fountain, Wellington, NZ
Design Icon, Bucket Fountain, Wellington, NZ

Now this is my 3rd text capsule I think most people only start a new capsule because they want a subtitle (like “Now You Need a Second Text Capsule”). However you can either:

  • not have a capsule title – in which case the next text capsule will look like a new paragraph like the paragraph above
  • at any time you can add a title within your capsule like this:

Have another title like this one

by typing a line and then using the drop down to change the style from the default of “paragraph” to “heading 2” – it won’t look the same in edit mode -the title will look a bit smaller and bolder – but check the preview mode and you will find them identical.

So why start yet another new text capsule?

The main reason I use text capsules is so that I can line up images, links, videos, Amazon, eBay capsules etc with the appropriate text. Notice that so far on the right I have the lined up photos, some eBay auctions, and now a link box.

In each case the text capsule is a normal full width capsule but each of the photos/ebay/module/link capsules have been reduced to 1/2 width, and for the link module I changed the background to a grey so it stands out.

Why do I have images etc to the right of the text?

When you read fast you scan the lines rather than read the words – longer lines are slower to read, because they are harder to scan – this is I think one of the reasons that newspapers have columns the width they do. On the internet people read very, very fast, skim in most cases, so I want to make it easy for my reader.

Think about if you are confronted with a block of text – how likely are you to read it – compared to something laid out like this hub? Honestly I think you may not read every word I’ve written (your loss 🙂 ) but you will probably scan to the end of the hub – and along the way you may find a fantastic book on Amazon you may wish to buy!

Sea shell, Esperance, Western Australia
Sea shell, Esperance, Western Australia

Using full width photos

If I am doing a how to hub or a review hub where the image is important for people to see I will generally use a full width, landscape image to break up the individual modules – it just seems easier that, way – the hubs at the right uses both full and part width photos and I think the mix/match works fine.

I don’t put a photo right at the bottom of the hub because sometimes people may not see the comment feature – which I want them to use!

RSS and News Feeds

Towards the bottom I usually add a RSS or news feed which will automatically update my article which means I don’t have to – and some further reading to keep my happy reader on my pages !

Note with all of RSS, News, Amazon and EBay capsules you can control how many items to display – this means that you can get any 2 to be pretty much the same length with a bit of playing

What is an RSS Feed?

RSS stands for “Really Simple Syndication” – that didn’t help much did it! I think of it as online ticker-tape a rolling update of the last few stories from a source e.g. blog or hubpages. An example is much easier than trying to explain – have a go you won’t break anything!

For example if you click on “subscribe to lissie’s RSS feed” below my photo at the top right of my feed you will get a piece of code that looks like : http://hubpages.com/author/Lissie/latest/?rss

If you copy and paste this into a RSS capsule – you will see the last few hubpages I’ve published. You can also add it to a blog or website to get the list as well – I use this technology to update my blog with my current hubpages articles automatically: see the column on the right side titled “More of my Articles”. Once you understand the concept its incredibly powerful and actually simple to use – despite the name! There’s a detailed step-by-step how to use guide to the right from hubpages themselves.

Example News Feed

  • Rescued backpacker gives $1,500 to SES

    British backpacker Jamie Neale has sent the State Emergency Service (SES) a fraction of the money he earned from selling his tale of survival in the New South Wales Blue Mountains. – 4 hours ago

  • Mini T. rex ancestor found in China

    Researchers say the discovery of a relatively tiny ancestor of Tyrannosaurus rex provides an entirely new picture of how the fearsome flesh-eating king of the dinosaurs evolved. – 4 hours ago

  • Timor oil spill killing birds

    The Environment Department says birds have died after coming into contact with a crude oil leak in the Timor Sea. – 4 hours ago

At the very bottom I try to round the whole page off even if it’s just putting my author’s byline in – I feel it makes the news/RSS feed look less gratuitous and gives me a chance to ask people to leave a comment or question and thank anyone involved!

So what are your top tips for laying out a hub?

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Hubpages Help – A Reading List For New Hubbers

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There are always two ways to do things in life. The right way. And the wrong way. Of course you have to factor in free will. And idiots. But that’s another hub, another day. This isn’t about choices – let’s say it’s more about a hearty shove in the right direction. I’m going to give you some recommended reading. A Hublist of what to read and why.

NB: If you just want to get on with it – just scroll down to the bit that says ‘Lissie’. I don’t mind my waffle being leapfrogged over. Ha! Leapfrog.

I’ve picked several Hubbers – because they’re the guys and gals that I found when searching for the light. I’m not saying (after I’d read their articles) that I suddenly felt lit up like a million watt bulb. But at least there was a nice warm glow. They helped me create a base from which I could begin to hub and make the effort of hubbing worthwhile.

And if you have the wit and the will to make a success of your time on HubPages, then read through the hublist. It’s nothing I didn’t do and – no one pointed me in the right direction. At least you’ve got a heads up.

And don’t expect no pretty pictures or videos. You’re not getting any. Be thankful I did this. And be even more thankful to the hubbers that wrote all the articles I’ve pulled together.

Because without their effort, this hub wouldn’t exist.

And … I’m a benevolent frog, if nothing else. So I’ve put one picture in. Of me. You may drool on your keyboards. You can even lick your screens. But no slushy mail in my inbox please.

Living it up on HubPages. I'm a good frog me.
Living it up on HubPages. I’m a good frog me.

Lissie’s been on the Hub for some two years now. And she’s also published a fair amount of information regarding how to hub in order to maximize your potential for earning money online. Through Lissie, I’ve learned to pay more attention to the layout of my hubs. How to place headers, pictures, how to arrange and order capsules.

Even how to place (as much as you can) advertisements so that they blend better with your article. All good stuff if you’re in it to win it. The information that she provides is valid, it works and as far as I’m concerned, you’ll be a lot better off for the knowing of it.

Darkside

Darkside has been kicking around the hubpages cold and draughty halls for about the same length of time as Lissie. He is a mine of information about:

  • How To Hub
  • Capsules
  • How HubPages Works
  • HubPage Referrals
  • How Hubscore Works
  • And more

When I disovered his hubs (by searching guys. You know – I used the search facility!) I found his homepage. I had a little potter around and lo! I found the light. Or at least a torch. And one thing about Darkside is this: he’s very very thorough.

So go and check him out. And say thankyou. As with Lissie, his hubs are painstakingly thought out, written and presented. If he doesn’t reply – well he’s probably busy thinking up new ways to help light your way a little bit easier.

Mark Knowles

Mark Knowles is another long-serving and successful Hubber. He isn’t just a pretty fella either, he knows what he’s talking about. Mark is a pro-blogger – and one of the relatively few folks on the ‘net that really does earn a living from it.

He shares his insight regarding what’s worked for him and I guess, what hasn’t. Whilst Mark doesn’t write in a ‘needle to thread’ format (he tells it as it is IMO and no bad thing either), you will still come away from his articles having learned quite a few things that you wouldn’t have known – had you not vistited some of his hubs.

Definitely on my recommended reading list. Learn from another online professional – Mark. in fact all four, Darkside, Lissie and Maddie included, know what they’re talking about. They all walk the walk. What they’ve written, they know about. That’s why they’re sharing.

Maddie Ruud

Maddie Ruud is a moderator and member of the HubPages team. She’s also a writer. And a very good example of what happens when a hubber delivers good quality, original articles – they make money.

You may occasionally spot her in the forums, moderating and going about HP business but – she continues to write and publish quality articles. Her ‘how to’ articles are worth reading and, as with the other hubs/hubbers that I’ve highlighted, Maddie is someone that I’ve read.

As with all the hubs included in this article, I’ve read them more than once. I’ve made both mental and physical notes and tried to adopt a path whereby I’m walking between each and every one. That may sound restrictive – its not.

It’s easy to do simply because what I read as time went by made perfectly good sense. And I hope they do the same for you. If you pay attention to just one thing that I have to say, pay attention to this: these hubbers know what they’re talking about – so listen well.

Final Word

There are many other individual (very helpful) hubbers on the site but for now, you’ve enough to read. In the event that you romp through those that I’ve listed, to the left there are more links – that will take you directly to where you need to be.

It’s Noob central for new hubbers. And also the place for those of us that have made a start and yet still need a bit of help.

You’ll find literally hundreds of different hubs, relating to:

  • How to …
  • Adsense …
  • Analytics …
  • Guides …
  • Hints & Tips …
  • Researching Topics …
  • Making Monery Online …
  • And lots more

So do yourself a favour and make a start. The sooner you’re educated in the Land of Hub, the better you’ll be. The better HubPages will be.

And the less occupied I will be at frogging around in the ‘help’ section in the forums. And mind your manners. Wherever you go, say thankyou and rate articles. Remember the hours and hours of effort everyone’s put in. Or out.

Now bugger off. I’ve hubs to write.

PS – I should have added this when I actually wrote it.

Having read the hubs I’ve listed, if anyone wants to know if the proof is in the pudding, yes it is. Taking what I’ve read and putting it into practice has been productive. Taking various *bits from Maddie, Lissie, Darkside and Mark (and others) has meant that google acknowledges my existence.

It works guys. Quality content, attention to detail and presentation, titles, topics, capsule use and so on – all make the whole.

*Of advice – not actual bits. Can you imagine Mark minus his sense of humour? Or what Darkside would look like if he lacked his eye?

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Soros: Republic Enemy #1

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By Jim O’Neill Tuesday, September 15, 2009

image“The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States.”—George Soros

“George Soros is an evil man. He’s anti-God, anti-family, anti-American, and

anti-good.”
—Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson

Is it possible to lay the global financial meltdown, the radicalizing of the Democratic Party, and America’s moral decline, at the feet of one man?

It is indeed possible.

If George Soros isn’t the world’s preeminent “malignant messianic narcissist,” he’ll do until the real thing comes along. Move over, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot. There’s a new kid on the block.

What we have in Soros, is a multi-billionaire atheist, with skewed moral values, and a sociopath’s lack of conscience. He considers himself to be a world class philosopher, despises capitalism, and just loves social engineering.

Uh oh. Can you say “trouble,” boys and girls?

Soros is a real life version of Dr. Evil—with Obama in the role of Mini-Me. Which is not as humorous as it might at first sound. In fact, it’s bone-deep chilling.

György Schwartz, better known to the world as George Soros, was born August 12, 1930 in Hungary. Soros’ father, Tivadar, was a fervent practitioner of Esperanto—a language invented in 1887, and designed to be the first global language, free of any national identity.

The Schwartz’s, who were non-practicing Jews, changed the family name to Soros, in order to facilitate assimilation into the gentile population, as the Nazis spread into Hungary during the 1930s. Soros is an Esperanto word meaning “to soar.”

In 1944 Hitler’s henchman Adolf Eichmann arrived in Hungary, to oversee the murder of that country’s Jews. The Soros children were all given fake identity papers, and were shipped out to various Christian families. George Soros ended up with a man whose job was confiscating property from the Jewish population. Soros went with him on his rounds.

Soros has repeatedly called 1944 “the best year of his life.”

In an article in the Wall Street Journal, Joshua Muravchik notes that, “70% of Mr. Soros’s fellow Jews in Hungary, nearly a half-million human beings, were annihilated in that year. They were dying and disappearing all around him, and their numbers no doubt included many whom he knew personally. Yet he gives no sign that this put any damper on his elation, either at the time or indeed in retrospect.”

During an interview with “Sixty Minute’s” Steve Kroft, Soros was asked about his “best year:”

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KROFT: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who

swore that you were his adopted godson.

SOROS: Yes. Yes.

KROFT: Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.

SOROS: Yes. That’s right. Yes.

KROFT: I mean, that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the

psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?

SOROS: Not, not at all. Not at all.

KROFT: No feeling of guilt?

SOROS: No.

Of course he didn’t feel guilty. Soros has the moral depth of a clam. Nonetheless, he has said, “my goal is to become the conscience of the world.”

In his article, Muravchik describes how Soros has admitted to having “carried some rather potent messianic fantasies with me from childhood, which I felt I had to control, otherwise they might get me in trouble.”

Can you imagine the results of this messianic sociopath being “the conscience of the world?” Ye gods.

Be that as it may. After WWII, Soros attended the London School of Economics, where he fell under the thrall of fellow atheist and Hungarian, Karl Popper, one of his professors. Popper was a mentor to Soros until Popper’s death in 1994. Two of Popper’s most influential teachings concerned “the open society,” and Fallibilism.

Fallibilism is the philosophical doctrine that all claims of knowledge could, in principle, be mistaken. Then again, I could be wrong about that.

The “open society” basically refers to a “test and evaluate” approach to social engineering. Regarding “open society” Roy Childs writes, “Since the Second World War, most of the Western democracies have followed Popper’s advice about piecemeal social engineering and democratic social reform, and it has gotten them into a grand mess.


In 1956 Soros moved to New York City, where he worked on Wall Street, and started amassing his fortune. He specialized in hedge funds and currency speculation.

Soros is absolutely ruthless, amoral, and clever in his business dealings, and quickly made his fortune. By the 1980s he was well on his way to becoming the global powerhouse that he is today.

In an article Kyle-Anne Shiver wrote for “The American Thinker” she says, “Soros made his first billion in 1992 by shorting the British pound with leveraged billions in financial bets, and became known as the man who broke the Bank of England. He broke it on the backs of hard-working British citizens who immediately saw their homes severely devalued and their life savings cut drastically…almost overnight.”

In 1994 Soros crowed in “The New Republic” that “the former Soviet Empire is now called the Soros Empire.” The Russia-gate scandal in 1999, which almost collapsed the Russian economy, was labeled by Rep. Jim Leach, then head of the House Banking Committee, to be “one of the greatest social robberies in human history.” The “Soros Empire” indeed.

In 1997 Soros almost destroyed the economies of Thailand and Malaysia. At the time, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad, called Soros “a villain, and a moron.” Thai activist Weng Tojirakarn said, “We regard George Soros as a kind of Dracula. He sucks the blood from the people.” (Source)

The website Greek national Pride reports, “[Soros] was part of the full court press that dismantled Yugoslavia and caused trouble in Georgia, Ukraine and Myanmar [Burma]. Calling himself a philanthropist, Soros’ role is to tighten the ideological stranglehold of globalization and the New World Order while promoting his own financial gain. He is without conscience; a capitalist who functions with absolute amorality.”

France has upheld an earlier conviction against Soros, for felony insider trading. Soros was fined 2.9 million dollars. (Source)

Recently, his native Hungary fined Soros 2.2 million dollars for “illegal market manipulation.” Elizabeth Crum writes that “The Hungarian economy has been in a state of transition as the country seeks to become more financially stable and westernized. [Soros’] deliberately driving down the share price of its largest bank put Hungary’s economy into a wicked tailspin, one from which it is still trying to recover.” (Source)

Soros’ grasp, greed, gluttony have a global reach

My point here is that Soros is a planetary parasite. His grasp, greed, and gluttony have a global reach.

But what about America? Soros told Australia’s national newspaper “The Australian” “America, as the centre of the globalised financial markets, was sucking up the savings of the world. This is now over. The game is out,” he said, adding that the time has come for “a very serious adjustment” in American’s consumption habits.

Ready to tighten your belts, America?

World financial crisis was”stimulating” and “in a way, the culmination of my life’s work.”

Soros also told “The Australian” that the world financial crisis was”stimulating” and “in a way, the culmination of my life’s work.”

Stimulating. Have you found the job losses, house foreclosures, and incredible national debt—stimulating? Me neither.

Obama has recently promised 10 billion of our tax dollars to Brazil (yes, billion with a “b”), in order to give them a leg-up in expanding their offshore oil fields. Obama’s largesse towards Brazil, came shortly after Soros invested heavily in Brazilian oil (Petrobras).

Tait Trussel writes, “The Petrobras loan may be a windfall for Soros and Brazil, but it is a bad deal for the U.S. The American Petroleum Institute estimates that oil exploration in the U.S. could create 160,000 new, well-paying jobs, as well as $1.7 trillion in revenues to federal, state, and local governments, all while fostering greater energy security.”

Do you get the feeling that American taxpayers are being treated like gullible suckers?

(By the way, if you want a short primer on Far Left economics—and a great cartoon from a 1911 St. Louis Post-Dispatch—go to actor Michael Moriarty’s website).


A blog you might want to keep an eye on is SorosWatch.com. This is their mission: “This blog is dedicated to all…who have suffered due to the ruthless financial pursuits of…George Soros. Your stories are many and varied, but the theme is the same: the destructive power of greed without conscience. We pledge to tirelessly watch Soros wherever he goes and to print the truth in the hope that he will one day stop preying upon the world’s poor…that justice will be served.”

Back to America. Soros has been actively working to destroy America from the inside out for some years now. People have been warning us. Two years ago Bill O’Reilly said on “The O’Reilly Factor” that “Soros [is] an extremist who wants open borders, a one-world foreign policy, legalized drugs, euthanasia, and on and on. This is off-the-chart dangerous….” (Source)

In 1997 Rachel Ehrenfeld wrote, “Soros uses his philanthropy to change—or more accurately deconstruct—the moral values and attitudes of the Western world, and particularly of the American people. His “open society” is not about freedom; it is about license. His vision rejects the notion of ordered liberty, in favor of an ideology of rights and entitlements.”

Perhaps the most important of these “whistle blowers” are David Horowitz and Richard Poe. Their book “The Shadow Party” outlines in detail how Soros hijacked the Democratic Party, and now owns it lock, stock, and barrel.

Soros has been packing the Democratic Party with radicals, and ousting moderate Democrats for years. I don’t have time to do the subject justice in this article, but FrontPage’s Jamie Glazov has an excellent interview with Richard Poe, which will fill you in on many of the facts.

The Shadow Party became the Shadow Government, which became the Obama Administration.

DiscoverTheNetworks.org (another good source) writes, “By his [Soros’] own admission, he helped engineer coups in Slovakia, Croatia, Georgia, and Yugoslavia. When Soros targets a country for “regime change,” he begins by creating a shadow government—a fully formed government-in-exile, ready to assume power when the opportunity arises. The Shadow Party he has built in America greatly resembles those he has created in other countries prior to instigating a coup.”


The above quote was, of course, written before the Presidential Election. So was the following quote from a November 2008 edition of the German magazine “Der Spiegel,” in which Soros gives his opinion on what the next POTUS should do after taking office. “I think we need a large stimulus package….” Soros thought that around 600 billion would be about right.

Soros also said that “I think this is a great opportunity to finally deal with global warming and energy dependence. The U.S. needs a cap and trade system with auctioning of licenses for emissions rights.”

Any of this sound familiar?

Although Soros doesn’t (yet) own the Republican Party, like he does the Democrats, make no mistake, his tentacles are spread throughout the Republican Party as well.

Soros is a partner in the Carlyle Group where he has invested more than 100 million dollars. According to an article by “The Baltimore Chronicle’s” Alice Cherbonnier, the Carlye Group is run by “a veritable who’s who of former Republican leaders,” from CIA man Frank Carlucci, to CIA head [and ex-President] George Bush, Sr.

In late 2006, Soros bought about 2 million shares of Halliburton—Dick Cheney’s old stomping grounds.

When the Democrats and Republicans held their conventions in 2000, Soros held Shadow Party conventions in the same cities, at the same time. Republican Senator John McCain was the keynote speaker at the “Soros Convention” (so labelled by the late Robert Novak) in Philadelphia.

Soros has dirtied both sides of the aisle, trust me. And if that weren’t bad enough, he has long held connections with the CIA.

And I musn’t forget to mention Soros’ involvement with the LSM (Lame Stream Media), the entertainment industry (e.g. he owns 2.6 million shares of Time Warner), and the various political advertising organizations he funnels millions to.

As Matthew Vadum writes, “The liberal billionaire-turned-philanthropist has been buying up media properties for years in order to drive home his message to the American public that they are too materialistic, too wasteful, too selfish, and too stupid to decide for themselves how to run their own lives.”

Richard Poe writes, “Soros’ private philanthropy, totaling nearly $5 billion, continues undermining America’s traditional Western values. His giving has provided funding of abortion rights, atheism, drug legalization, sex education, euthanasia, feminism, gun control, globalization, mass immigration, gay marriage and other radical experiments

in social engineering.”

Some of the many NGOs (None Government Organizations) that Soros funds with his billions are: MoveOn.org, the Apollo Alliance, Media Matters for America, the Tides Foundation, the ACLU, ACORN, PDIA (Project on Death In America), La Raza, and many more. For a more complete list, with brief descriptions of the NGOs, go to DiscoverTheNetworks.org.

Poe continues, “Through his global web of Open Society Institutes and Open Society Foundations, Soros has spent 25 years recruiting, training, indoctrinating and installing a network of loyal operatives in 50 countries, placing them in positions of influence and power in media, government, finance and academia.”


As I’ve said before, America currently faces the greatest challenge to its existence as a free republic since the Civil War. And as we go, so goes the world.

So is Soros to blame for all of America’s woes?

Without Soros, would the Saul Alinsky Chicago machine still be rolling? Would SEIU, ACORN, and La Raza still be pursuing their nefarious activities? Would Big Money and lobbyists still be corrupting government? Would our college campuses still be retirement homes for 1960s radicals? Yes, yes, yes, and yes—but to much less of a degree.

The purpose of this article is to point out that without the financial skullduggery and Machiavellian manipulations of Soros, America would be a considerably safer, saner, and stabler place to live.

America stands at the brink of an abyss, and that fact is directly attributable to Soros. Soros has vigorously, cleverly, and insidiously planned the ruination of America.

His conduct has been immoral, duplicitous, and traitorous. Stripping Soros of his U.S. citizenship, should be one of the first steps taken during the upcoming courtroom trials.

And trials there must be. No matter the cost, the nest of vipers on Capitol Hill, and all of the traitors in the government at large, must be brought to task for their behavior, or a free America is doomed.

The words of Patrick Henry are apropos: “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!”

These days, Patrick Henry’s sentiment is more than just some quaint hyperbole from long ago—it’s a slow burning, but intense, glow that fires our courage and heart.

Laus Deo.

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Born in June of 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jim O’Neill proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1970-1974 in both UDT-21 (Underwater Demolition Team) and SEAL Team Two. A member of MENSA, he worked as a commercial diver in the waters off Scotland, India, and the United States. In 1998 while attending the University of South Florida as a journalism student, O’Neill won “First Place” in the “Carol Burnett/University of Hawaii AEJMC Research in Journalism Ethics Award. The annual contest was set up by Carol Burnett with the money she won from successfully suing the National Enquirer for libel.

>Iran Outfoxes UN – Delays Talks, Nixes Nuclear Agenda

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Misreading the Iranian Situation

The Iranians have now agreed to talks with the P-5+1, the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council (the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia and China) plus Germany. These six countries decided in late April to enter into negotiations with Iran over the suspected Iranian nuclear weapons program by Sept. 24, the date of the next U.N. General Assembly meeting. If Iran refused to engage in negotiations by that date, the Western powers in the P-5+1 made clear that they would seriously consider imposing much tougher sanctions on Iran than those that were currently in place. The term “crippling” was mentioned several times.
Obviously, negotiations are not to begin prior to the U.N. General Assembly meeting as previously had been stipulated. The talks are now expected to begin Oct. 1, a week later. This gives the Iranians their first (symbolic) victory: They have defied the P-5+1 on the demand that talks be under way by the time the General Assembly meets. Inevitably, the Iranians would delay, and the P-5+1 would not make a big deal of it.

Talks About Talks and the Sanctions Challenge

Now, we get down to the heart of the matter: The Iranians have officially indicated that they are prepared to discuss a range of strategic and economic issues but are not prepared to discuss the nuclear program — which, of course, is the reason for the talks in the first place. On Sept. 14, they hinted that they might consider talking about the nuclear program if progress were made on other issues, but made no guarantees.